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Carl Sears

Carl Sears, 52, of Alma, son of J. W. Sears of Clarksville, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at his home.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Lillian Marie Ellison Sears, and a mail room employee for Cosco Industries in Van Buren.

Other survivors include one daughter, Cynthia Sears of the home; one son, Dustin Sears of Arkoma; six sisters, Shelby Anglin of Booneville, Joyce Lovell and Freda Zorn, both of Hartford, Tammy Teague of Batesville, Regina Marrs of Lexington, N. C., and Sonya Yates of Clarksville; and four brothers, Doug and Donnie Willis, both of Clarksville, Johnny Sears of Altus and Eddie Sears of Lamar.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Lee Willis officiating. Burial was at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren.

Active pallbearers were Jim Anglin, Charles Sears Jr., Gail, Daniel and Larry Ellison and Wayne King.

Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Don English, Charles Willis and Alvin Anglin.

Eileen L. Bauer

Eileen Louise Harrison Bauer, 80, of Seabrook, Texas, formerly of Morrison Bluff, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, in League City, Texas.

She was a retired bookkeeper, daughter of the late Bob and Sarah Richerson Harrison, and widow of Roman Bauer.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Ron Ahlhorn of Seabrook, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Tanya Bauer of Ward; seven grandchildren, Ryan Bauer, Hollie Plummer, Jessica Depetris, Paige Bauer, Evan Qualls, Erin Qualls, and Nicole Qualls White and husband, Jason; and two great-grandchildren, Kelsey Plummer and Alyssa White.

A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 15, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church at Morrison Bluff with Father William Wewers officiating.

Burial will be in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery in Morrison Bluff under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Harris County Public Library, c/o Greg Burns, Evelyn Meador Library, 2400 North Meyer Road, Seabrook, TX 77586.

Dr. George Taylor III

Dr. George Wesley Taylor III, 55, of Clarksville died Friday, April 8, 2005, at his home.

He was born March 14, 1950, at Clarksville, graduate of Clarksville High School, Arkansas Tech University, and University of Arkansas School of Medicine, and was retired from Clarksville Medical Group. He was preceded in death by his father, George Wesley Taylor Jr.

Survivors are his wife, Rosanna King Taylor; two sons, James Jonathan Taylor and Christopher Patrick Taylor of Clarksville; one daughter, Caroline Jeanne Taylor of Clarksville; mother, Dorothy Taylor of Clarksville; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Linda Taylor of Fairbanks, Alaska, Bill and Kathie Taylor of Gentry, Dick and Beverly Taylor of Berryville, and Paul and Savannah Taylor of Clarksville; and mother-in-law, Jean King of Clarksville.

He was a master gardener and loved nature, hunting, fishing and picking his mandolin with the Piney Creek Ramblers on the porch at Ozone.

Graveside memorial services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, April 11, at the Mount Vernon Cemetery with Rev. Steve Wingo and Denton Tumbleson officiating.

Visitation was from 1-2:30 p.m. Monday at the home.

Memorials may be given to National Marfan Foundation, 22 Manhasset Ave., Port Washington, N. Y. 11050 or Johnson County Heart Association, c/o Becky McGuire, 101 Railroad Street, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Jimmie Jean Fortney

Jimmie Jean Fortney, 68, of Clarksville died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at her home.

She was a daughter of the late Irvin and Betha Beasley Martin, former bakery owner and cake decorator, member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church and choir member.

Survivors include her husband, Norman Fortney; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Les Jarrard of Paris; two sons and daughters-in-law, Russell and Laura Fortney of Midland, Mich., and Alan and Jan Fortney of Conway; three sisters, Gussie Johnson of Paris, Freddie Arbuthnot of Bentonville, and Frankie Cantrell of Foristell, Mo.; and six grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Vernon Bass officiating.

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

Active pallbearers were Don Wilhelm, Mike Mee, Mina Teal, Darrel Wheeler, Ken Patton, and Jim Gould.

Honorary pallbearers were Dale Caldwell and David Handley.

Memorials may be made to the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, P. O. Box 589, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Ottis D. Pyron

Ottis Dewey Pyron, 90, of Clarksville died Friday, April 8, 2005, at his home.

He was a retired automotive parts salesman, member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville, a 50 year-plus member of Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 9 in Clarksville, and son of the late Wallace C. and Ethel Stewart Pyron.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy Pyron; one brother, Ewell Pyron of Conroe, Texas; five nieces, Jane Curtis of Conroe, Texas, Jane Haynes of Olive Branch, Miss., Roberta Golden of Clarksville, Terry Doyle of Springdale and Teresa Short of Caulksville; two nephews, David Pyron and Bob Basham, both of Clarksville; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Wayne Pyron, Duane Steele, Turner Whitson, Robert Gibson, Don Williams, and Eldon Colley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Chronister, Bob Charlton and John Arthur.

Opal F. Taylor

Opal F. Taylor, 66, of Clarksville died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Adrain, Mo., daughter of the late Dean and Thelma Champlin, and a graduate of Amsterdam High School in Amsterdam, Mo.

Survivors include her husband, Pat Taylor; one daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Marty Dalton of Clarksville; one son and daughter-in-law, Rusty and Debbie Taylor of Clarksville; five sisters, Juanita Dyer and Wilma Walley, both of Amsterdam, Mo., Vena Purkey of Drexel, Mo., Ellen Hartman of Louisburg, Mo., and Patricia Highfield of Adrian, Mo.; three brothers, Steve Champlin, Martin Champlin and Dale Champlin, all of Amsterdam, Mo.; four grandchildren, Katy Taylor, Emmett Dalton, Randy Taylor, and Christina Davis; and two great-grandchildren, Olivia Taylor and Samantha Taylor.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel followed by burial in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Jordan, Doyle Jordan, Billy Jordan, Dean Wright, Young Soo Chun, and Wesley Kendrick.

Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pierce O. Cole

Pierce Omer Cole, 68, of Lamar died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired security officer at the University of the Ozarks, son of the late John and Eula Holman Cole, and was preceded in death by one brother, George Cole.

Survivors are his wife, JoAnn Cole; two daughters, Rachel Pippin of Harrison and Laurel Mott of Clarksville; three sons, Kirwin Cole of Eureka Springs, Sherman Cole of Lamar, and Jeff Cole of Hartman; one brother, William Cole of Lamar; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Holman Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Tommy Garner

Tommy (Buckeye) Garner, 72, of Coal Hill died Saturday, April 9, 2005 in Coal Hill.

He was a retired truck driver for Missouri-Pacific Trucklines, member of the Coal Hill Masonic Lodge No. 383 and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Garner; two daughters, Becky McGuire of Hartman and Amanda Garner of Clarksville; one son, Ronnie Garner of Coal Hill; two sisters, Lura Morgan and Doris Yates, both of Coal Hill; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at the Coal Hill Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Active pallbearers were Dale Blevins, Kevin Morgan, Stephen Joseph Young, John Young, Don Garner, Jerry Howe, Randy Yates, and Malcolm Cox.

Honorary pallbearers were Walter Rinke, Dee Yates, Harry (Mikey) Smith, and members of Coal Hill Masonic Lodge No. 383.

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