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December 01, 2022


Doc Clayborn

Doc Clayborn, 80, of Lamar died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at his home.

He was a native of Lamar, son of the late Joe and Daisey WoodsClayborn, and was preceded in death by three brothers, Jessel Clayborn,Kenneth (Hoopie) Clayborn and Henry (Rod) Clayborn; and one sister,Emma Gadis.

He is survived by one brother, Dickie Clayborn of Lamar; twosisters-in-law, Shirley Clayborn of Knoxville and Jewell Clayborn ofClarksville; and several nieces and nephews including Dwain Reynolds of Lamar , whom he raised.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Hardwicke FuneralChapel with Rev. Thomas Chenowith officiating. Burial will be in LamarCemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Campbell, David Clayborn, Kevin Reynolds, DarinReynolds, James Childers, and Ronnie Chavers.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at HardwickeFuneral Home.

Felix Michell

Word has been received of the death of Felix R. Michell, 81, of LasVegas, Nev., on Nov. 10, 2004.

A native of Clarksville, he was retired after a 31-year career in theU. S. Army during which he served in World War II and the Korean War.In 1978, he moved to Las Vegas, Nev., where he was employed as aprogram engineer for EG&G for 21 years prior to retiring in 1999.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Addy Michell; one daughter,Barbara Griffin of North Carolina; one son, Stephen Michell of Phoenix,Ariz.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Interment was in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D. C.

Frances Rogers

Frances Rogers, 98, of Hartman died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at JohnsonRegional Medical Center.

A native of Dillen, she was a daughter of the late William and MaryEliza Nordin Felkins, widow of John R. Rogers, joined the SpadraMethodist Church in 1932 where she served as secretary-treasurer for 38years and a Sunday school teacher for many years, member of the SpadraQuilters since their beginning in the late 1940s, and was preceded indeath by one daughter, Freida M. Nokes; three brothers, John, Jack and Aaron Felkins; and two sisters, Ella Hook and Bessie Rhodes.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lee and Tom York of Hartman; one sister, Beatrice Clayborn of Clarksville; one brother, Lee Felkins of Lodi, Calif.; one sister-in-law, Laura Felkins of Rockford,Ill.; six grandchildren, David Nokes Jr. and wife, Bev, of Battlefield,Mo., John T. York and wife, Gayle, of Overland Park, Kan., R. MichaelYork and wife, Jo Ann, of Rogers, Stephen L. York and Angie of Lenexa,Kan., Tamara Wilson of Freemont Hills, Mo., and Deborah Whitaker andhusband, Mark, of Brookline, Mo.; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerousnieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Spadra Methodist Churchwith Rev. Paul Draper officiating.

Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke FuneralHome.

Pallbearers were David Nokes Jr., John York, Michael York, StephenYork, Daniel York, and Matthew York.

Memorials may be made to Spadra Methodist Church, 312 CR 2228, Hartman,AR 72840.

Greta Gail Sosebee

Greta Gail Sosebee, 52, of Caulksville died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, ather home.

She was a native of Altus, daughter of the late Relus Sosebee, had amaster’s degree, was a retired school teacher having taught atClarksville, County Line, and Elaine, member of Corinth Baptist Churchand taught Sunday school and music.

Survivors include her mother, Joan Hurst Sosebee; two sisters, JoEttaHawkins of Ratcliff and Patti Alexander of Springdale; one niece; andthree nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapelin Ozark with burial in the Hess Cemetery at Coal Hill.

Active pallbearers were Mitchell Hurst, Steven Sosebee, Don RobertHurst, Don Sosebee, Steve Alexander, and Nolan Hawkins.

Honorary pallbearers were Harrison Allred, Bat Coley, John Collums, andJoe B. Hurst.

Hester F. Carpenter

Hester Fay Carpenter, 81, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005,at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of El Dorado and daughter of the late John Paul andVester Perdew.

Survivors include one daughter, Debra King of Scranton; two sons,Harley Carpenter and Allen Carpenter, both of Clarksville; ninegrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at HardwickeFuneral Chapel with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating. The body wascremated.

Leila Irene Gay

Leila Irene Gay, age 87, went somewhere over the rainbow on Thursday,Feb. 10, 2005.

She was the daughter of the late Sam and Edna Flippo Evans and thewidow of Thomas W. Gay Sr., the love of her life for forty-eight and ahalf years.

She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Tommy andSherry Gay of Buda, Texas, Dean and Carolyn Gay of Stone Hill Road nearClarksville, AR and Michael Gay of the home, also on Stone Hill Road;five grandchildren; two step-granddaughters; nine great-grandchildren;and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Ray Evans.

She was a member of the Rebekah lodge affiliated with the IndependentOrder of Odd Fellows, having joined the Order in 1947 in Texas. She waspast president of the Rebekah Assembly of Arkansas having served theyear of 1983-1984. Her emblem was the Rainbow, her traveling emblem asmile, her friends thought of her as the “Rainbow Lady.” She was amember of Harmony Presbyterian Church having transferred in 1981 fromHighland United Methodist Church, Odessa, Texas.

Funeral services were at Harmony Presbyterian Church at 2:30 p.m.Monday, Feb. 14, with Rev. Jimmy Thames officiating and a poem read byAnn Pfeifler.

Burial was in Woodland Cemetery on Woodland Road, Johnson County,Arkansas.

Arrangement were by Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Justin James

Justin James, 87, of Clarksville died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at hishome.

A native of Mobley, he was a son of the late John W. and Sarah RawlingsJames, former city councilman for the city of Clarksville from1967-1970, a Democratic committeeman of Johnson County, member ofJohnson County Fox Hunters Association, and former baseball coach forGalloway Lumber Company baseball team.

Survivors include his widow, Fay Hardgrave James; two sons anddaughters-in-law, Billy and Brenda James of Hartman and Bobby andGlenna James of Clarksville; one brother, Earl James of Cave City; andthree grandchildren, Todd James of Hartman, Eric James of Dardanelle,and Dr. Meredith James of New Haven, Conn.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Hardwicke FuneralChapel with Burley King officiating. Burial will be in WoodlandCemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Wesley Kendrick, Charles Callahan, JackCecil, Verlon Harris, Bob Hurley, and Larry Guthrie.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Brooks, Don Meek, Bill Porter, andChris Case.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at HardwickeFuneral Home.

Jewell E. Pokorney

Jewell E. Pokorney, 92, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, atClarksville Convalescent Home.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late H. E. and OraFerguson Ruppert, graduate of Clarksville High School and Fort SmithBusiness College, and a retired legal secretary.

She is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, H. E. and GladysRuppert of Baton Rouge, La.; one daughter-in-law, Marianne Lowthorp ofColumbus, Ga.; one sister-in-law, Myrtle Ruppert of Clarksville; threegrandchildren, Dianne Masciovecchio and Kenneth J. Lowthorp, both ofColumbus, Ga., and Shirley Adkins of Hamilton, Ga.; and several niecesand nephews.

The body was donated to the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Loissie Mae Wood

Loissie Mae Wood, 74, of Wesley died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at herhome.

She was a native of Moonhull, daughter of the late Jasper and ElizabethKimball Melson, widow of Claude David Wood, member of Richland BaptistChurch, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Kay Wood.

Survivors include two sons, Eddie Wood of Clarksville and David Wood ofWesley; three daughters, Helen Tong of Clarksville, Donna Gabbard ofElkins and Norma Stephenson of Elkins; three brothers, James Melson ofAltus, Paul Melson of Wesley and Sammie Melson of Salus; three sisters,Mary Russell of Van Buren, Flarncie Sloan of Springdale, and LucyRichie of Marshall; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Richland BaptistChurch with Rev. Eddie Samuels officiating followed by gravesideservices and burial at 1 p.m. at the Cave Mountain Cemetery.Arrangements were under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Darrell Lee, Shane Bradley, Jerry Stephenson,Jimmy Tong, Tim Gabbard and Eddie Wood.

Honorary pallbearers were Ted Allen, Terry Mooney and Guy Hayes.

Mary Vanderhoof

Mary Verna Vanderhoof, 88, of Clarksville died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005,at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a restaurant owner, waitress, seamstress, Catholic, daughter ofthe late John Peter and Mary McEachin Ahrendes, widow of EarlVanderhoof, and was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Ahrendes.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Jerry Turnerof Clarksville; one brother, Archie Ahrendes of California; twograndchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, atMt. Vernon Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangementsare under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Brad Turner, Troy Turner, Everett Turner, and JerryTurner.

Ruth Rosa Juanes

Ruth Rosa Juanes, three-month-old daughter of Jose and Ruth Juanes ofClarksville, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at Arkansas Children’sHospital in Little Rock.

She was born in Clarksville and was preceded in death by a grandmother,Maria Rosa Juanes.

Other survivors include grandparents, Narciso Juanes of Clarksville andJuan and Felipa Lozano of Mexico; and two sisters, Cindy Juanes andNancy Juanes, both of Clarksville.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Holy Redeemer CatholicChurch with Rev. William Wewers, O. S. B., officiating.

Burial was at Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery under the direction ofHardwicke Funeral Home.

Vaunda Jo Graves

Vaunda Jo Graves, 74, of Hagarville died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, ather home.

A native of the Jamestown Community, she was a daughter of the lateJohn Albert and Alta Annie Rhett Ralph, graduate of Clarksville HighSchool, and attended the Strawberry Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years Verlon Graves; two daughters,Sue Taylor of Tulsa, Okla., and Karen Pittman of Sand Springs, Okla.;three sons, John Graves of Tulsa, Okla., David Graves of Avant, Okla.,and Michael Graves of Sand Springs, Okla.; three sisters, Ada Kesslerof Lamar, Ann Miller of Arcadia, Okla., and Linda West of Fort Smith;one brother, Don Ralph of Florida; 19 grandchildren; and sevengreat-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at the Strawberry Assembly ofGod Church with Rev. George Willis officiating.

Burial was in Hagarville Cemetery under the direction of HardwickeFuneral Home.

Pallbearers were Dean Taylor, Danny Taylor, Dennis Taylor, JustinNewton, Tyler Newton, Adam Graves, Joseph Graves, and Jesse Graves.

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