April 08, 2021

3/23/2005

Berniece Cochran

Berniece Cochran went to be with the Lord Sunday March 20, 2005.

She was born in Haskell, Texas, July 25, 1931. Daughter of the late Monroe and Inez Chenault Gordy. Berniece was united in marriage to Owen Cochran for 54 years. She was a homemaker, beloved wife and mother who devoted her life to her family, friends and church, graduate of Sunray High School, Sunray, Texas, member of First Baptist Church, Morrilton, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Gordy.

Survivors include her husband, Owen W. Cochran, one son, Owen Eddie Cochran of Morrilton, Arkansas, daughters, Mary Klase, Enterprise, Alabama, Judy Click and husband, Kenny, Amarillo, Texas, Gwen Dillow and husband, David, Grapevine, Texas, Joyce Philpotts and husband, Don, Marietta, Georgia, brother, Robert Gordy, Skellytown, Texas, sister, Lucille Moore, Amarillo, Texas, sister-in-law, Genevieve Gordy, Denver City, Texas, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 AM, Wednesday, March 23, First Baptist Church, Morrilton, Arkansas, with Dr. Bill Brown officiating, burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville, Arkansas by Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Philpotts, Jake Philpotts, Alan Laney, Sid Laney, Fill Neeley, Clay Neeley, Shane Klase.

Family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday at Harris Funeral Home, Morrilton, Arkansas.

Carl J. Morgan

Carl Jacob Morgan, 80, of Lamar died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.

A native of Lamar, he was a son of the late George L. Morgan Sr. and Christina Kauffeld Morgan, 1944 graduate of Clarksville High School, lifelong member of Mt. Olive Methodist Church, cattle farmer, USDA food inspector, Army veteran of World War II, member of the American Legion Bunch Walton Post No. 22, Disabled American Veterans, and Johnson County Cattlemen’s Association, a peach and strawberry grower, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and George L. Morgan Jr., and one sister, Eileen Griffith.

Survivors are his wife, Lena Fuller Morgan; one son and daughter-in-law, David Carl and DeAnna Morgan of Lamar; one brother, Harold Morgan of St. Charles, Mo.; two grandsons, Jonathan Morgan of Lamar and Rocky Morgan and wife, Ashley, of Clarksville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the Mt. Olive Methodist Church with Rev. Michael Thurman and Rev. Steve Wingo officiating.

Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Earl Mason, Alvin Mason, Fred Kauffeld, Eugene McGuire, Joe Hickey and Wayne Hickey.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Methodist Church, 301 Ray Road, Clarksville, AR 72830.

John W. Bowen

Graveside services and burial for John William Bowen, 86, of Vilonia, who died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt with Rev. George Willis officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

He was a son of the late Myron and Mary Ellen Wilson Bowen, Baptist, served in the U. S. Army during World War II, and was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

He is survived by three sisters, Jewell Lacey of Las Vegas, Nev., Rose Thompson of Reedley, Calif., and Odell Lawson of Burns, Okla.; and four brothers, Myron Bowen and James Hoyt Bowen, both of Ozark, Jay R. Bowen and wife, Ann, of Fayetteville; and Edwin Bowen of Wichita, Kan.

Loy Dean Miller

Loy Dean Miller, 73, of Lamar died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a son of the late John Franklin and Georgia Ann Tilley Miller, veteran of the Korean War, employed as a truck driver for Johnson County, and was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Smith Miller; one daughter, Judy Norwood of Lamar; one son, Terry Dean Miller and wife, Debbie, of Knoxville; and two grandchildren.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Blair officiating. Burial was in Holman Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Brad Miller, Clint Ratliff, Bo Miller, Leon Bachus, Loyd Reynolds and Norman Reynolds.

Honorary pallbearers were Larry Bates, Arnold Turner, Junior Warren, and Dean Castleberry.

Margo M. Ritchie

Margo Marie Ritchie, 58, of Lamar died Monday, March 21, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late George and Wilberta Smith Rowe.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Ritchie; three sons, Donald Ritchie Jr. and wife, Carol, and Robert Ritchie and wife, Jeannie, all of Clarksville, and Theodore Ritchie of Lamar; three sisters, Judy McColley of Georgia, Sandra Olson of Blue Springs, Mo., and Linda Weldon of Madill, Okla.; one brother, Eddie Rowe of Nebraska; and ten grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Audrey Poteet officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Howard, Ashley Birkhahn, Mike Collins, Junior Walker, Jason Ritchie, Donald Ritchie III, Michael Howard Jr., and Albert Tomlinson.

Mae Standridge

Gracie Mae Standridge, 84, of Clarksville, Ind., died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Clark County Hospital in Jeffersonville, Ind.

She was a daughter of the late Wallace and Gracie Mae Willis Minney, widow of Homer Standridge, and a former resident of Clarksville. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Jeff Meeks; one son-in-law, Paul Pottenger; one sister; and four brothers.

She is survived by four daughters, Susan Hoose and husband, Larry, of California, Mildred Hedger and husband, Jerry, of Charlotte, N. C., Wilma Pottenger of Indiana, and Bertha Rose Meeks and fiance, Hubert East, of Clarksville, Ind.; two sisters, Edith Rose of Maine and Sarah Buchanna of Missouri; one brother, Hoyt Minney of Hot Springs; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 25, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in Minnow Creek Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Eric Hartzel, Dan Rowe, Clint Melton, Keith Brown, Brent Mason, and Travis Rutledge.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Mason, Charles Brown, Ray Willis, Ray Hutchins, and Glenn Yarbrough.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Sammy G. Coats

Sammy G. Coats, 71, of Clarksville died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Arkansas City, Kan., son of the late Elmer Earl and Zetola Smith Coats, member of Woodland Baptist Church, graduate of Pryor (Oklahoma) High School, attended college three years, retired U. S. Army Master Sergeant, disabled veteran, former owner of a country store, bus driver, and freight delivery owner, and was preceded in death by one brother, Earl James (Chief) Coats.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years Mona Kay Coats; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Lyndon Donahey of Odessa, Texas; mother-in-law, Avol Patterson of Clarksville; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Jerri and Jim Martin and Linda and Don Muller, all of Dell City, Okla., and Sue and Jerry Guadagno of Moore, Okla.; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Bill and Louise Coats of Moore, Okla., and Wanda Coats of Russellville; three grandchildren, Kennesha Russell of Houston, Texas, and Daneen Donahey and Jonathan Donahey, both of Odessa, Texas; several nieces and nephews; one brother-in-law, Tim Patterson of Clarksville; and two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Gayle and Walter Hasler of Cassville, Mo., and T. J. and Michael Lauletta of North Tahoe, Calif.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 18, at Woodland Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Sawyer and Rev. Sam Howell officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Woodland Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1009, Clarksville, AR 72830, or to the Gideons.

Janet W. Hyatt

Janet Lynn Walker Hyatt, 51, of Jenks, Okla., died Sunday, March 20, 2005.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth Thomas Walker, attended Tulsa (Lombard Elementary) and Jenks public schools, former manager for Dairy Queen and Rex’s Boneless Chicken in Jenks, Okla., and formerly employed as a nurse at living centers and facilities in Tulsa, Okla., and the state of Washington. She was preceded in death by one sister, Linda.

Survivors include her husband, Mark Hyatt; father, Fred Walker of Jenks, Okla.; four brothers, Larry and Phillip Walker, both of Jenks, Okla., Mark Walker of Tulsa, Okla., and Doug Walker of Cushing, Okla.; one sister, Deborah Beruman of Omaha, Neb.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Ninde Garden Chapel in Tulsa, Okla.

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