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Brenda Faye Howell

Brenda Faye Howell, 47, of Fort Smith, formerly of Clarksville, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at her home.

She was a daughter of the late William H. and Betty Jean Brown Carter and of the Assembly of God faith.

She is survived by one son, Brian Allen Carter of Robertsville, Mo.; two sisters, Jeanie Pitcher of Fort Smith and Mary Hendrickson of Robertsville, Mo.; and two brothers, William C. Carter of Tulsa, Okla., and Roger P. Carter of Bossier City, La.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Wyatt Williams, Larry Hendrickson, Keith Carter, William Carter, Roger Carter, and Chris Morse.

Billy J. Henderson

Billy Joe Ballard Henderson, 43, of Clarksville died Thursday, March 31, 2005, in Clarksville.

He was a cosmetologist and son of the late Joseph Howard and Flossie Marie Robinson Henderson.

Survivors include six sisters and five brothers-in-law, June and Charlie Brown of Jacksonville, Tammy and Gene Ray of Gallatin, Tenn., Leann and Phil Stephenson of Del City, Okla., Joann Wheeler of Clarksville, Bonita and Ricky Vaughn of Oark, and Bonnie and Nick Greco of Cincinnatti, Ohio; aunt, Lucy Vanover of Clarksville; numerous nieces and nephews; and companion, David Simmons of Clarksville.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Oark Baptist Church with Rev. George Farquhar officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the National Aids Foundation.

Glen Allen Oakes

Glen Allen Oakes, 74, of Lamar died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at his home.

He was a son of the late John Henry and Vilena May Gates Oakes, retired from the U. S. Navy, licensed maintenance employee, minister and member of the Church of God Holiness.

Survivors include his wife, Fern Jensen Oakes; one daughter, Carolyn Ewing of Lamar; two sons, John Oakes of Garfield and Ron Oakes of Cullman, Ala.; two sisters, Lavina Daniel and Wilma Jean Brown, both of Ottawa, Kan.; two brothers, Joe Oakes and Roger Oakes, both of Ottawa, Kan.; and two grandchildren, Sinnaman Oakes and Jennifer Ewing.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Tucker and Rev. Robert Williams officiating. Graveside services and burial will follow at 2 p.m. at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

Ira Dale Mitchell

Ira Dale Mitchell, 88, of Ozark died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial in Ozark.

He was employed in construction by the Corps of Engineers for 38 years, member of the First Christian Church in Ozark, son of the late Ira D. and Luella Woods Mitchell, and was a member of the cattlemen’s association and the fair board in addition to being instrumental in the construction of the fair building.

Survivors include his wife, Marcella Foster Mitchell; three daughters, Carylon Dover of Dover, Mary Lou Douglas of Mountain Home, and Paulette Gage of Duncanville; two stepsons, Marshall Gaines of Ozark and Ray Gaines of Lavaca; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Friday, April 1, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Ron Newberry officiating. Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Baxter Memorial Gardens in Mountain Home with Rev. Gene McCoy officiating.

Active pallbearers were Wayne Bradley, Chuck Gage, Terry Dover, Timmy Dover, Toby Dover, and Allen Bradley.

Honorary pallbearers were T. J. Dover, Bryan Douglas, Leon Gage, Norman Powell, and Byron Lasiter.

Memorials may be made to North Franklin County Fair Building Fund, P. O. Box 643, Ozark, AR 72949, or to the Methodist Church TV Program, 503 W. Commercial, Ozark, AR 72949.

Jim J. Clair

Jim O’ Lee Jennings Clair, 80, of Altus died Friday, April 1, 2005, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was born in Slick, Okla., daughter of Lloyd Harold and Vera English Jennings, Baptist, retired Singer Company employee, and was preceded in death by two daughters, Sarah Jane Hobby and Mary Kathleen Jennings.

Survivors include three daughters, Rebecca Noffsinger, Mary Brown and Judy Qualls, all of Clarksville; three sons, Kenneth Shrum of Dyer, James Shrum of Waldron, and William Robert Clair of Clarksville; two sisters, Lamoine Gragg of Altus and Joanna Bartlett of Ozark; two brothers, Harold Jennings and Cecil Jennings, both of Altus; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Nichols Chapel Cemetery at Altus with Rev. Bobby Jack Covert officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Jack Fowler

Jack Fowler, 83, of Hartman died Saturday, April 2, 2005, at the Ozark Nursing Home.

A native of Johnson County, he was a son of the late Joe Ab and Polly Evelyn Winters Fowler, graduate of Hartman High School, Marine veteran of World War II, retired coal miner, and member of Springhill Masonic Lodge No. 118 at Hartman and the Union Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Betty Bivins Fowler; one daughter, Jackie Ann Whitson of South Carolina; two sons, Mike Fowler and Joe Fowler, both of Hartman; one sister, Lorene Brooks of Hartman; one brother, Bob Fowler of Hartman; five grandchildren, Jeremy Fowler of Russellville, Donna Rivera of Clarksville, Jaye Henderson of Tampa, Fla., Megan Babson of Hartman, and Heather Fowler of Ozark; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, April 4, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Steve Sawrie officiating. Burial was in West Mount Zion Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Michael Joe Fowler, Tom Fowler, Mike Wilson, Ben Alfred Hardgrave, Jack Elrod, and Ben Jarred Hardgrave.

Honorary pallbearers were John Clark, Burley King, Willie Kirk, and Johnson County coal miners.

Richard Vosburg

Richard N. (Lobster) Vosburg, 41, of Scranton died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at his home.

A native of Hornell, N. Y., he was employed in maintenance at Arkansas River Valley By-Products and as a broiler operator.

Survivors include his parents, William and Viola Vosburg of Coal Hill and Roxanne Waight of Almond, N. Y.; and two brothers, Harold Vosburg of Hornell, N. Y., and Mark Vosburg of Dracut, Mass.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Paris with Rev. J. H. Carter officiating.

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