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DeeRay Pitts

DeeRay Pitts, 87, of Clarksville died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a native of Lehigh, Okla., widow of Earl D. Pitts, former employee of Ore Ida Products, member of East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by one daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Glen Patterson; and two daughters-in-law, Janelle Hefner and Judith Marrs.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Arneita and Tyrell Patton of Alma; five sons and three daughters-in-law, Sidney and Farris Pitts of Millington, Tenn., and Dean and Kay Pitts, Dennis and Teresa Pitts, Earl Pitts, and Don Pitts, all of Clarksville; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Vernon Bass officiating.

Destiny Kay Singer

Destiny Kay Singer, nine-month-old daughter of Robin Singer and James Roberson, both of Clarksville, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.

She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Clarksville and granddaughter of the late Ron Singer.

Other survivors include two sisters, Ashley and Britney Gee of Clarksville; one brother, Cody Singer of Clarksville; one half-sister, Laura Roberson; one half-brother, Johnathon Roberson; maternal grandmother, Lorna Singer of Clarksville; paternal grandmother, Betty Poindexter of Clarksville; and paternal great-grandmother, Rita Dilocker of Omaha, Neb.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father William Wewers officiating.

Burial was in Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Herbert Vogelpohl

Father Herbert Vogelpohl, O. S. B., 93, monk of Subiaco Abbey, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005.

He was born in Subiaco on Dec. 3, 1911, son of Joseph and Mary Vorster Vogelpohl, was baptized Leo Daniel, attended St. Benedict School, graduated from Subiaco Academy in 1931, became a monk of Subiaco Abbey on Sept. 16, 1934, and received the name of Herbert, was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop John B. Morris at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew in Little Rock in 1939, was assigned to St. Mary Church in Fort Worth, Texas, taught at Laneri High School, served as coach and organized inter-scholastic sports programs, was moderator for the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, ten-year Boy Scout leader having received the Scoutmaster’s Key award, and was director of Coury House.

Survivors include one sister, Mayme Geels of Fort Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Christian Wake service was held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. The liturgy of Christian burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in Saint Benedict Church at Subiaco. Interment was in the Abbey Cemetery.

J. T. Brison

J. T. Brison, 71, of Hartman died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.

He was a son of the late Andy and Hattie Willis Brison, U. S. Forestry employee, Baptist, and was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Brison; one daughter, Patricia Brison; one sister, Lorene Jones; and one great-grandson, Colton Krumdick.

He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Donald Scarberry and Brenda and Mark Drum, all of Hartman, and Loretta and Jeff Whitson of Zimmerman, Minn.; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Lisa Brison of Coal Hill; one brother-in-law, Lee Hill of Fort Smith; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leo Villines and Eugene Scarberry officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt.

Active pallbearers were Larry Huff, Hoyt Knight, Charles Jones, Bob Lightner, Harley Parker, and Carl Collins.

Honorary pallbearers were Mouse Holland, L. D. Holland, Don Davidson, David Davidson, Glen Drum, Don Garrett, and Howard Halmes.

J. T. Crotts

J. T. Crotts, 69, of Lamar died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

He was born at Lamar, son of the late Walter Vincent and Eunice Beatrice Evans Crotts, retired construction employee, and was preceded in death by twin son and daughter, Jason Todd Crotts and Kyan Dawn Crotts.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Kelia and Pete Moore of Lamar; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Tanif and Christina Crotts of Clarksville and James Douglas Crotts of Idaho Falls, Idaho; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Holt officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Bill Sams, Michael Dodge, Eddie Thomas, Jeremy Moore, Donald Track, James Lemons, and Don Wilhelm.

Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Killough, Jimmy Crotts, Jeffery Moore, Gregory Moore, Kasey Moore, Kristian Moore, Kyan Moore, Haley Crotts, Sadi Crotts, Kennon Crotts, Kaden Crotts, and Alexander Moore.

Kathleen A. Warren

Kathleen Adair Warren, 76, of Ozone died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at her home.

She was a member of Ozone Baptist Church, daughter of the late Henry and Elsie Montgomery Adair, widow of Lee Warren, and was preceded in death by three brothers, Arther, Richard and Dale Adair.

She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Mickie and Bob Hency and Janie and Bob Wheeler, all of Ozone, and Betty and J. C. Wheeler of Clarksville; one son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Sue Warren of Fort Smith; one sister, Marie Beth Redding of Mariposa, Calif.; one brother, Henry Adair of Portland, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Ozone Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Herod officiating.

Burial was in Russell Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Roger Ost, Tony Havener, Derek Killane, Jason Pattermann, Donnie Underwood and Carl Wheeler.

Honorary pallbearers were Slade Dillard, Don Graves, Robert Hency, J. C. Wheeler, Jordan Pattermann, Joshua Warren, Michael Warren, Robert Wheeler and C. J. Wheeler.

Neta Faye Taylor

Neta Faye Essman Taylor, 95, of Charleston, mother of William Taylor of Clarksville, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, in Charleston.

A native of Cavanaugh, she was a daughter of the late William Clarence and Sarah Allie Rainwater Essman, widow of Elmer Ralph Taylor, and was preceded in death by six children, Jimmy Ray, James Bradley, John Mark, Jerry, Sally Ann Taylor and Corina Sue Freeman; one grandson, Micah Taylor; one brother, James Bradley Essman; and three sisters, Dorothy Jelks, Billie Hatfield and Ima Jean.

Survivors include one daughter, Solda Fraum of Lenexa, Kan.; one other son, Larry Taylor of Chickamauga, Ga.; one sister, Alice Flick of Rochester, N. Y.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, at Smith Mortuary Chapel in Charleston with burial at Mount Hope Cemetery north of Charleston.

Memorials may be made to Greenhurst Inc., Memorial Fund, Charleston, AR 72933.

Quintin Dale Cowell

Quintin Dale Cogburn Cowell, infant son of Jason John and Amy Cogburn Cowell of Mena, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, in Mena.

Other survivors include paternal grandparents, John and Lynn Cowell and Harold and Cindy Geels, all of Lamar; maternal grandparents, Loretta and Dale Cogburn of Mena; paternal great-grandparents, David and Berniece Higby of Lamar and Florence Clayborn of Clarksville; maternal great-grandmother, Wanda Cogburn of Mena; maternal great-great-grandfather, Rooster Cogburn of Shady; several aunts including Alisha Burr and Audra Cogburn, both of Mena; and several uncles and cousins.

Graveside services and burial were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at Shady Cemetery with Rev. Dardanelle Townsley officiating.

Wally A. Peterson

Wally A. Peterson, 60, of Ozone died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Mason City, Iowa, member of Carpenter Local Union No. 1836 and son of the late Harold A. Peterson.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years Betty Peterson; three stepdaughters, Sherry Hammon and husband, John, of Oark, Pam White of Arizona, and Kim Garrison of Lamar; one stepson, Garry Garrison and wife, Dianne, of Lamar; mother and stepfather, Gwendolyn and Gerald Peterson of Iowa; one half-sister, Jeralyn Smith and husband, Tom, of Iowa; three half-brothers, Jeff Peterson of Texas and Jerry Peterson and Jimmy Peterson, both of Iowa; nine stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Herb Swanson officiating. Burial will be in Lamar Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Bert Hammons, Coy Hammons, Johnny Hammon, Gary Lynn Garrison, Justin White and Phil Maag.

Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Garrison, Larry Montgomery, Junior Young, Tony Proctor, Will Martin, Donny Marvel, Steven Cross, John Hammon, and members of Carpenter Local Union No. 1836.

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