Annie K. McKeown
Annie Kathaleen McKeown, 89, of Clarksville died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005,at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a retired office manager, Baptist, daughter of the late EdwardCharles and Elizabeth O’Nowery Schaad, and was preceded in death by herhusbands, Byron Guy Piersol and Hilton Grady McKeown; one son, FrankEdward Piersol; two sisters, Virginia Elizabeth Heischman and DoraJoette LeMaster; and three brothers, Johnathan Stockman Schaad, EdwardRay Schaad, and Robert Schonblom Schadd.
She is survived by two sons, Byron Milton Piersol and Hilton GradyMcKeown Jr., both of Clarksville; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Robert (Hope)Schaad of West Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Roller-Cox Funeral HomeChapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in ShadyGrove Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Jim Campbell, Jim Boy Sherrill, LonnieWilson, Randy Baskin, John Clark Jr., and J. C. Clark.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Clark Sr., DeWayne and Rheba Crosley,Bobbie Ann Campbell, Freddie Lindsey, Harold G. (Sonny) Barron, andDavid Clayborn.
Alfred V. Pomrenke
Alfred V. Pomrenke, 85, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, atCountryside Manor Nursing Home.
He was a native of Lutherville, son of the late Albert and AnnaPomrenke, graduate of Lamar High School, retired Eureka Brick and TileCompany employee and farmer, and was preceded in death by his wife,Connie Pomrenke; and three brothers, Karl, John and Abe Pomrenke.
Survivors include one stepdaughter, Mary Jane Bittick of Tulsa, Okla.;four stepsons and spouses, Gary and Terri Funderburg of Alma, Ronnieand Rita Funderburg of Lamar, Jim Funderburg of Alma, and JoeFunderburg of Clarksville; one sister, Mary Ann Schlueter of Oaklawn,Ill.; one brother, Julius Pomrenke of Reno, Nev.; and twosisters-in-law, Gudrun Pomrenke of Fort Smith and Annalisa Peden ofClarksville.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapelwith Rev. Gary Blair officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Carl Kirshberger, Darrell Wheeler, Arlin Wilkins,Michael Funderburg, Bryce Funderburg, and Chris Chappell.
Bennie D. Ross
Bennie D. Ross, 81, of Clarksville died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, inClarksville.
He was a native of Coal Hill, son of the late Tobe and Flora ParkerRoss, Army veteran of World War II, member of Cabin Creek BaptistChurch, was in the heavy equipment operator business, a dump truckdriver, and was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Ross.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Betty Ann and Lee RoyWarren of Clarksville; one brother, Bud Ross of Clarksville; twograndsons, Richard Warren and wife, Tammie, and Steve Warren, all ofClarksville; three great-grandchildren, Michaela Warren of Alvin,Texas, and Morgan Warren and Katie Warren, both of Clarksville; onestepgreat-granddaughter, Angie Stewart of New Orleans, La.; severalnieces and nephews; and a special friend, Mary Williams of Knoxville.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at Hardwicke FuneralChapel with Rev. J. W. McEntyre officiating. Burial will be in WestMount Zion Cemetery near Hartman.
Active pallbearers will be Rusty Hardgrave, Ronnie Mefford, WesKendrick, David Handley, Dene Feikema and Bud Morrow.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Carter, Bill Nowotny, SpikeFeikema, and Jim Patterson.
Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at HardwickeFuneral Home.
Charles E. Earls
Charles Edward Earls, 72, of Clarksville died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, atJohnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a farmer, business owner, son of the late Charlie Roosevelt andMary Alice Chapel Earls, and was preceded in death by his stepfather,Harold Creekmore, and two sisters, Gwinda Lispcomb and Joyce Kirby.
Survivors include his wife, Eller Nevada Earls; one daughter andson-in-law, Kathy and Robin Roberts of Tulsa, Okla.; three sons anddaughters-in-law, Ralph and Wendy Earls of Olney, Ill., Randy and KarenEarls of Ola, and Curtis and Cindy Earls of Clarksville; one sister,Marilyn Smart of Porterville, Calif; two brothers, Harold and JimmyEarls, both of Porterville, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; and 11great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Roller-Cox Funeral HomeChapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Shady GroveCemetery.
Dela Wehausen, 83, of Knoxville died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at JohnsonRegional Medical Center.
She was a native of Lutherville, daughter of the late Valentine andBertha Schlafke Drittler, widow of George Robert Wehausen, member ofPrince of Peace Lutheran Church at Hot Springs and Grace LutheranChurch at Clarksville, and was preceded in death by two sisters, MathaLussky and Martha Hutchens, and one brother, Herman Drittler.
She is survived by one sister, Louise Jackson of Knoxville; twobrothers, Otto Drittler of Pinellas Park, Fla., and John Drittler ofLamar; and several nieces and nephews.
The body was cremated.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Homer G. Bosold
Homer G. Bosold, 93, of Russellville died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at AMISt. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.
He was a native of Reading, Pa., son of the late Henry A. and Sara A.Gilbert Bosold, retired in 1975 from Car Tech Corporation in Reading,Pa., where he was employed as a tow motor operator, member of theReading Moravian Church, lifetime member of Patriots of America, Camp68, the Berks County Fireman’s Association and Goodwill Fire Company inHyde Park, Pa., and was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth E.Brown Bosold.
Survivors include one son, Harold C. Bosold of Womelsdorf, Pa.; onebrother, Lester H. Bosold of Leesport, Pa.; three grandsons, MichaelBosold of Lamar, Jeff Bosold of Russellville and Kevin Bosold ofCameron Park, Calif.; two granddaughters, Lori Williams of Saltillo,Miss., and Debby Vire of Clarksville; and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at the Reading MoravianChurch in Reading, Pa., with Rev. Barbara Rich officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park at Reading, Pa., under thedirection of Bean Funeral Home of Shillington, Pa.
Memorials may be made to the Reading Moravian Church, 1116 PerryStreet, Reading, PA 19604 or Arkansas Department of Health Hospice, 404North El Paso Avenue, Russellville, AR 72801.
James B. Keller
James Burl Keller, 64, of Pocola, Okla., father of James Burl Stephensof Clarksville, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2005, at a Fort Smith hospital.
He was a retired real estate salesman and a member of First Free WillBaptist Church in Fort Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Keller; one daughter, Carrie LaNoceof Delray Beach, Fla.; one other son, James Christopher Keller of FortSmith; one sister, Mary Beth Keller of Dallas, Texas; one brother,Donald Keller of Greenwood; four grandchildren; and several nieces andnephews.
The body will be cremated under the direction of Edwards Funeral Homeof Fort Smith
Lucky Perry May
Lucky Juanita Perry May, 73, of Fort Smith died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005.
She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Lafayette and OmaPerry, widow of Felix Lee May Sr., attended Grace James School, memberof Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and employed as a housekeeperfor various homes in Clarksville. After moving to Fort Smith, shebecame a member of Mission Point Baptist Church where she served asco-director of prayer service and the director of candlelight service,and was employed as a caregiver for children in her home.
She was preceded in death by one son, Felix May Jr.; and sevensiblings, Anna Richmond, Wanda Embry, Nola Mae West, Thomas JeffersonPerry, Nathaniel Perry, Lafayette Perry, and William Nelson Perry.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, William and Marsha Mayof Fort Smith; three daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and GaryHinkle, Anna Jo and Eric Jones, and Marilyn and Marvin Thompson, all ofFort Smith; one brother, George Joe Willie Perry and wife, Arlevia, ofClarksville; four sisters-in-law, Osalee, Lelean, Minnie and HelenPerry; 22 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces,nephews, and cousins.
Funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at St. James MissionaryBaptist Church in Fort Smith with burial in the National Cemetery atFort Smith. Arrangements are under the direction of Rowell ParishFuneral Home.
Margaret Hardgrave, 74, of the Flat Rock Community died Saturday, Feb.5, 2005, at Cox Memorial Hospital in Springfield, Mo.
She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Dee and RoxieWhorton, and was preceded in death by family members Charles (Buddy)Climer, Willie B. Whorton, Joyce Price, and Nathaniel Climer.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard Hardgrave; four sons and twodaughters-in-law, Charlie and Becky Climer, Robert Climer, Gary andDebbie Climer, and Leonard Earl Hardgrave; four daughters and threesons-in-law, Jeannie Elder, Janet and Max Falls, Cheryl and MichaelProck, and Cindy and Sterling Wilson; three stepchildren, Anna Wilson,Brenda Francis and Maureen Hardgrave; one brother, Frank Whorton; threesisters, Sena Parsons, Lois Tucker and Pat Carothers; 20 grandchildren;and six great-grandchildren.
A family conducted memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday,Feb. 12, at the Flat Rock Assembly of God Church.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons or Flat Rock Assembly of GodChurch Building Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service ofRussellville.
Raymond R. Yeager
Raymond R. Yeager, 77, of Mulberry, stepfather of Mellisa Ross ofClarksville, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, in a Fort Smith hospital.
He was a native of Mulberry, son of the late Frederick Eugene and EssieJeffers Yeager, Navy veteran, supervisor for Ayers Furniture, member ofthe American Legion of Mulberry and Mulberry Free Will Baptist Church,and was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Yeager.
Survivors include his wife, Doroetha Yeager; two daughters, Tessa Hayesof Mulberry and Judy Currier of Ozark; five other stepdaughters, RitaMcCabe of Mulberry, Peggy Rowe of Greenwood, Pat Whitehead ofAuburndale, Fla., Beverly Roach of Lowell, and Phyllis Ushery ofMorrilton; two stepsons, Tommy Kincy of Van Buren and Danny Kincy ofLavaca; one brother, Wilson (Babe) Yeager of Victorville, Calif.; 25grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at Shaffer Funeral HomeMulberry Chapel with Rev. C. G. Fisher and Rev. Chet Smith officiating.Burial was at Hight Cemetery at Mulberry.
Active pallbearers were Jim Merlin, Raymond Yeager, Tommy Kincy, DannyKincy, Dennis Fisher and Delton Robertson.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Mulberry American Legion Post.
Memorials may be made to Hight Cemetery, c/o Bill and Betty Cole, 3602East Highway 64, Alma, AR 72921.
Sandra Lindsey, 50, of Lamar died at her home.
She was a retired nurse.
She is survived by two daughters, Lisa Ratledge and husband, Joshua, ofCleveland, Ohio, and Melissa Jones of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and twograndchildren.
The body was cremated.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, atHardwicke Funeral Home.
James T. Qualls
James Taylor Qualls, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, in Baltimore, Md.
He was a native of Alix, son of the late Eddie Lee and Lillie PenlandQualls, attended Clarksville Schools prior to World War II, served as aU. S. Marine in the South Pacific where he lost an eye in 1945, waswounded five times in 23 days on Iwo Jima and witnessed the raising ofthe American Flag on the captured island. He lived the major part ofhis adult life in Baltimore, Md., where he was a business man. He waspreceded in death by two sisters, Ida Mae Qualls and Georgia QuallsChamberlain.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Lee Qualls of Norristown, Pa., andJames Thomas Qualls of Kingsville, Md.; three daughters, Mary Q. Smithof Lutherville, Md., Vida Ann Qualls and Elizabeth Milan Qualls; twosisters, Stella Rankin of Yonkers, N. Y., and Ann Autry of Clarksville;two brothers, Frank Lee Qualls of Hot Springs and Lonnie Ray Qualls ofClarksville; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel withRev. Billy Usery officiating. Burial was in Houston Cemetery at Alix.
Pallbearers were Carl Ramsey, Eddie Chamberlain, Bryan Qualls, PatHilton, Josh Hilton, Caleb Hilton, and Jacob Hilton.