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Alta P. Ramsey

Alta Pearilee Crosby Ramsey, 89, whose daughter and son-in-law, Velma Lois and Earl H. Sutton reside at Coal Hill, died Thursday, May 5, 2005.

She was a native of Heber Springs, daughter of the late Darris and Eva Ferguson Crosby, spent most of her life in White County where she was employed as a dietary assistant in Searcy Public Schools for several years, the Oakdale Nursing Facility and Leisure Lodge Nursing Facility, and was a member of Temple Baptist Church of Bald Knob. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years Clarence Monroe Ramsey; and two infant daughters, Violet Christene and Bertha Louise Ramsey.

Other survivors include three grandchildren, Theresa Wilds of Winston-Salem, N. C., Charlotte Sutton and Orval Sutton and wife, Rhonda, all of Beebe; six great-grandchildren, Joshua Wilds of Atlanta, Ga., Jason Wilds of Winston-Salem, N. C., Amanda Hayes and husband, Dale, of East Bend, N. C., Brandon Gregory and wife, Xanadu, Teigan Delong and husband, Tom, and Gregory Sutton of Beebe; two great-great-grandchildren, Mary and Brandy Gregory of Beebe; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, May 9, at Searcy-McEuen Chapel with interment at Fosters Chapel Cemetery.

Billy J. Jones

Billy J. (Jonesy) Jones, 69, of Sacramento, Calif., died April 11, 2005.

He was a native of Hackett, attended the University of the Ozarks, and was preceded in death by his first wife, Thresa Duty Jones of Clarksville in 1976.

Jones retired in 1996 as the Sacramento Kings trainer after being with the franchise for 23 years coming from Kansas City when the team was originally brought to Sacramento. Prior to being with the Kings he had been a trainer for 15 years in professional baseball including the A’s and Royals’ teams and a co-owner of a sports rehab clinic in Kansas City. He was inducted into the Missouri Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame in 1984 and was voted by his peers as the NBA Athletic Trainer of the Year in 1995.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Joyce Jones; three daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Steve Kuns of Roseville, Calif., Connie and Loren Laipple of Wathena, Kan., and Jennifer and Jason Beauchamp of Antelope, Calif.; one son, Justin Jones of Sacramento, Calif.; one brother, Jim Jones; one sister, Dorothy Gilman; six grandchildren, Chelse, Mackenzie, Taylor, Bryce, Kelsi and Zakary; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, April 18, at East Lawn Mortuary in Sacramento, Calif. Entombment was private at East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospital.

Frank D. Glasscock

Frank D. Glasscock, 67, of Clarksville died Friday, May 6, 2005, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.

He was a native of Amarillo, Texas, son of the late Earl and Iva Conger Glasscock, member of Mount Vernon Community Church, Army veteran of the Vietnam War, also served in the U. S. Navy, and was retired from the Arkansas National Guard having served with the Ozark and Clarksville units.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda Hylton Glasscock; five sisters, Dorothy Akins and Janice Burns, both of Amarillo, Texas, Betty Brown of Washington, Rita Born of Knoxville, and Neda Glasscock of Colorado; and five brothers, Claude Glasscock of Lawton, Okla., Garland Glasscock of Amarillo, Texas, Michael Hylton of Fort Smith, Jerry Hylton of Clarksville, and Burley Glasscock of Montana.

Funeral was at 9 a.m. Monday, May 9, at the Mount Vernon Community Church with Rev. Bill Holt officiating.

Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery under the dirction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Charles Holt, Junior Coogan, Dusty Holt, Don Hatchett, Harold Marlow, George Rigby, and David Hatchett.

Honorary pallbearers were Clinton Holland, Leon Holt, and Jerry Holt.

Faith W. Lytle

Faith Williamson Lytle, 82, of San Antonio, Texas, died Friday, April 29, 2005.

She was a native of the Maplewood, N. J. area, daughter of the late George Phillip and Muriel Millicent Ray Williamson, graduate of Tusculum College in Greenville, Tenn., and attended Princeton Seminary.

She and her husband, William P. Lytle, were former national missionaries in the Reserve and Corona, N. M., ranching communities and later spent another 11 years in rural mission church work in the mountain area around the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, where they were employed.

She was instrumental in organizing the San Antonio Habitat for Humanity which became the first affiliate of what is now a world wide housing project in cooperation with low-income working families. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman and Ray Williamson.

Other than her husband, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Brian Hamilton of Washinton, D. C., and Aimee and Roy Hearn of Groveton, Texas; two sons, David and Paul Lytle and two daughters-in-law, Diep Nguyen Lytle and Jane Bierman-Lytle; grandchildren, Nathan, Tim, Jae and Ben Lytle, Linden, Oliver and Sebastian Bierman-Lytle of Denver, Colo.; Roman Hamilton of Washington, D. C.; one stepgrandson, Erik Hamilton of Washington, D. C.; sisters-in-law, Shirley Williamson of Mantoloking, N. J., and Gloria Williamson of North Port, Fla.; one brother-in-law, Byron Hurlbut of Pittsburgh, Pa.; niece and spouse, Marjorie and Jim Dwyer of Boston, Mass.; and two great-nephews, Jonathan and Jason Dwyer of Boston, Mass.

A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Madison Square Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas. A family graveside service was held Tuesday, May 3, at Chautauqua, N. Y.

Memorials may be made to San Antonio Habitat for Humanity, 311 Probandt, San Antonio, TX 78204.

Genevieve Harris

Genevieve J. Harris, 86, died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at Chariton Park Health Care Center in Salisbury, Mo.

A native of the Hickeytown Community in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Charles Erron and Margaret Hickey Jones, 1937 graduate of Lamar High School, widow of Rev. Verlie F. Harris, former Greenwood bank employee prior to moving to Keytesville, Mo., where she resided for several years and was a member of the Keytesville United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women’s Group, the Help One-Another Club, and the Greenwood Garden Club. She was preceded in death by one sister-in-law, Eloise Jones.

She is survived by one brother, Joe Jones of Keytesville, Mo.; one sister, Cana Lou Bonds and husband, Henry, of Bourbonnais, Ill.; six nieces; four nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at Keytesville United Methodist Church with Rev. Glenna McVeigh officiating. Burial will be in Keytesville City Cemetery under the direction of Summerville Funeral Home of Salisbury, Mo.

Pallbearers will be Tim Bonds, Jim Bonds, Mike Bonds, Joe E. Jones, Jr. Clinton and Josh Jones.

Memorials may be made to the Keytesville United Methodist Church.

Mary Henry

Mary H. Henry, 93, of Harrison died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Harrison Nursing Center.

A native of Denning, she was a daughter of the late Judson and Sarah Jane Cleeton Hollowell, and attended Altus School, the University of the Ozarks and graduate school at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. She was a former director of physical education for women at the University of the Ozarks and a former teacher at Bauxite, Lonoke, Fordyce and Magnolia schools.

She was a charter member and past president of AARP in Magnolia, member of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association and First Presbyterian Church in Harrison, and was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Coach George M. Henry; and one sister, Leona Gogley.

Survivors are three sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Mary Frances Henry of Georgetown, Texas, Mike and Kathy Henry of Altus, and Dick and Pam Henry of Harrison; one sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Rev. Carl Bogard of Willow Street, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at Nichols Chapel Cemetery at Altus.

Paul Hodges

Paul Hodges, 79, of Dexter, Mo., formerly of Johnson County, died Monday, May 2, 2005, at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo.

He was a native of Parma, Mo., son of the late Martha Susan (Driskol) and Arthur Bell Hodges Sr., member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter, Mo., former welder for General Motors in St. Louis, Mo., and was preceded in death by his wife, Nana Lou Jones Hodges; one son, Darrell Hodges; two brothers, Arthur Bell Hodges Jr. and Orville Duncan; and one sister, Pearl Bagsby.

Survivors include two sons, Doyal Hodges of St. Louis, Mo., and Patrick Hodges of Overland Park, Kan.; two daughters, Paula Ulmer of Treadwell, N. Y., and Katrina Hatfield of Fenton, Mo.; three sisters, Flora Ellen Jones of Clarksville, Pauline Jones of Arnold, Mo., and Alice Rhodes of California; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter, Mo., with Rev. Mike Kohlbaker officiating. Burial was in Morgan Memorial Park Cemetery at Advance, Mo.

W. H. Tillery

W. H. Tillery, 83, of Fort Smith, brother of Clifford Tillery of Hartman, died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at his home.

A son of the late Eugene and Cena Dailey Tillery, he was a retired Pentecostal minister, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of New Bethel Assembly of God Church.

Other survivors are his wife, Dorothy Tillery; four daughters, Donna Weir and Deadra Masterson, both of Fort Smith, Onedia Oldridge of Lowell and DeAnna Woods of Dallas, Texas; one son, Dennis Tillery of Bella Vista; stepmother, Erva Tillery of Ozark; one sister, Mary Broyles of Fort Smith; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral was at noon Monday at Putman Funeral Home Chapel with burial at the U. S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

Pallbearers were Scott Weir, Shelby Gipson, Brian Masterson, Aaron Batey, Kyle Daunis and LaDarrian Woods.

Memorials may be made to the Western Arkansas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 320 North Greenwood, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Thelma J. Fowler

Thelma Jane Fowler, 65, of Hartman died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

She was a member of the Hartman Baptist Church and daughter of the late Harve Quinton and Myrtie Lucy Tumbleson White.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Dean Fowler; one daughter and son-in-law, Carmen Lisa and Dale Henderson of Hartman; one brother and sister-in-law, Floyd and Norma White of Clarksville; and one grandchild, Steffanie Perry and husband, Tyrone, of Clarksville.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Grady Glass officiating. Burial was in Union Grove Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Terry White, Bryan White, Rocky White, Bob Rofkahr, Bob Fowler, and Floyd Hern.

Honorary pallbearers were men of the Hartman Baptist Church.

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