April 10, 2021

6/1/2005

Allen W. Sams

Allen Wayne Sams, 53, of Lamar died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was employed by Greenville Tube Corporation and was of the Jehovah Witness faith.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Cates Sams; one daughter and son-in-law, Alaina and Wesley Richardson of Clarksville; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Lee and Jessica Sams of Ozone and Terry Sams of Lamar; parents, Max and Verna Sams of Hartman; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Gail and Edgar Best of Okmulgee, Okla., and Patricia and Gary Hiland of Irvington, Ky; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Larry and Debbie Sams of Hagarville and Robert Sams of Hartman; and four grandchildren, Logan and Josie Sams and April and Jamie Richardson.

Graveside services and burial were at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at Hickory Grove Cemetery at Nail with Joe Sain officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Sons, brothers and nephews served as honorary pallbearers.

Donald Bowman

Donald Ray Bowman, 57, of Coal Hill died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at his home.

He was a retired mechanic, son of the late Matt and Naomi Warden Bowman, and a native of Franklin County.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Bowman; two daughters, Tracy Don Harmon and Samantha Cooper, both of Spiro, Okla.; two sons, Johnny Ray Bowman and Donald Ray Bowman, both of Spiro, Okla.; two sisters, Pat Jetter of Lovington, N. M., and Evelyn Eaton of Hobbs, N. M.; four brothers, Omer Bowman of Atlanta, Texas, Roy and Bill Bowman, both of Guthrie, Okla.; and Elvin Bowman of Coal Hill; and four grandchildren, Allen Michael Harmon, Ireland Grace Cooper, and Janice and Sabrina Bowman.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Belt Cemetery at Ozark with Rev. John Martin officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Heartsell Hall

Heartsell Hall, 89, of Clarksville died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

A native of Walnut, he was a son of the late James Finley and Laura Beckham Hall, graduate of Clarksville High School, member of the First United Methodist Church, past president and member of Clarksville Country Club, former Clarksville Light and Water Company commissioner, former owner of Hall’s Mens Wear, 32nd degree Mason, founding member of Clarksville Supper Club, Navy veteran of World War II, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Taylor Hall, and one son, James Edward Hall.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Michael Stiles of Bella Vista and Marilyn and Bob Crumbley of Marietta, Ga.; one son and daughter-in-law, John Michael and Brenda Hall of Clarksville; one sister, Anna Laura Sann of Baltimore, Md.; one brother, Claud Hall of Clarksville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dennis Spence officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Craig Hall, James Hall, George Hall, Lynn Farris, Philip Taylor, and Tom Taylor.

Joe V. Burton

Joe V. Burton, 80, of Knoxville died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of the Hickeytown Community, son of the late Arthur and Mary Jane Drummond Burton, employee of Eureka Brick Company until his retirement in 1972, member of the First Baptist Church at Knoxville, and was preceded in death by five sisters, Ruth Nichols, Alta Hunnicutt, Margie Chavers, Jessie Hattabaugh, and Mary Storms.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Mae Alderson Burton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Ronnie Hudson of Charlotte, N. C., and Donna and Gary Reed of Winslow; five grandchildren, Larissa Reed of Fayetteville, Renner Reed of Little Rock, Joy Osuch and husband, Steve, of Danforth, Maine; Ronnie Hudson and wife, Leigh, of Uniontown, Pa., and Mary Hudson of Charlotte, N. C.; and one brother, Willard Burton of Knoxville.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at the First Baptist Church in Knoxville with Rev. Don Roy Hankins and Rev. Richard Snyder officiating.

Burial was in Knoxville Cemetery under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.

Grandsons served as active pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers were Glenn Rainey, Don Cochran and members of the Fellowship Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to the Gideons International.

Katie O. Brown

Katie O. Brown, 80, of Rogers, formerly of Clarksville, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at Rogers.

A native of Marlow, Okla., she was a daughter of the late Sidney L. and Gladys Vaught Davis, widow of W. J. (Bus) Brown, attended schools in Amherst and Lubbock, Texas, former bank employee until retirement, member of the First United Methodist Church in Rogers, St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary and of Arkansas Eta Masters Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Vera and Richard Hinson of Rogers; one grandson, Marcus Hinson and wife, Megan, of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Christine Blevins of Farmington, N. M.; and several nieces and nephews.

Burial was at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville with Rev. Davis Thompson officiating.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at the First United Methodist Church in Rogers with Rev. Sandra Wanasek officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Stockdale Funeral Services of Rogers.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Stained Glass Fund, 307 West Elm Street, Rogers, AR 72756.

Lawerance Frederick

Lawerance C. (Bud) Frederick, 73, of Subiaco died Friday, May 27, 2005, in Paris.

He was born in Subiaco, son of the late Herman Joseph and Rose Marie Vonderheide Frederick, retired Cloyes Gear Company employee after 15 years of service, carpenter for many yers, member of St. Benedict Catholic Church where he was a member of the choir and Men’s Society, member of Catholic Knights of America, leader of 4-H and CYO clubs, member of the Subiaco Crossroads Fire Department and a veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Schluterman Frederick; four daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and David Cannon of Paris, Theresa and Keith Morrison of Subiaco, Elizabeth and Kenneth Williams of Oark, and Rita and John White of Covington, La.; five sons and daughters-in-law, Francis and Kim Frederick of Kingsburg, Texas, Matthew and Jimmie Frederick and Charles and Brenda Frederick, all of Subiaco, Paul and Melissa Frederick of Peachtree, Ga., and Leon and Mary Ann Frederick of Paris; one sister, Doris Komp; six brothers, Herman, Raymond, Louis, Gus, Tom and Anthony Frederick; 28 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Rosary was at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at St. Benedict Catholic Church at Subiaco. Funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, at St. Benedict Catholic Church with burial in St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery at Subiaco. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Myrtle E. Ruppert

Myrtle E. Ruppert, 92, of Clarksville died Monday, May 30, 2005, in Paris Hospital.

She was a native of Austin, Texas, daughter of the late John N. and Theresa Stasney Sefcik, widow of E. L. (Red) Ruppert, graduate of Clarksville High School, attended the University of the Ozark, and member of Second Baptist Church, Clarksville Chapter No. 172 Order of the Eastern Star, and the Senior Citizens Club.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and J. C. Douglas of Clarksville; five grandchildren, Denise Rogodzinski of Poteau, Okla., Debbie Franklin, Mark Douglas, and Christina Cowell, all of Clarksville, and Kent Douglas of Maumelle; and two great-grandchildren, Khamree and Kyerra Cowell, both of Clarksville.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Richard Rogers officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, Inc., P. O. Box 3964, Batesville, AR 72503.

Orville E. Sears

Orville E. Sears, 91, of Clarksville died Sunday, May 29, 2005, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

He was a son of the late Franklin O. and Louisa Bean Sears, retired factory and civil service employee, Baptist, served in World War II, lifetime member of the Mother Lodge Mineral Society of California, recipient of numerous awards including two national awards for Best of Cabochons in 1966 and 1984, and was preceded in death by his wife, Florence M. Sears; two sisters; and six brothers.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews including Debbie Sears and Claudia Wagner, both of Clarksville; and Kerry Sears, Wendell Sears and Nelson Sears, all of Clarksville.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, at East Mount Zion Cemetery with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Kerry Sears, Wendell Sears, Nelson Sears, Steve Sears, Jim Cole, and John Sears.

Roberto M. Cruz

Roberto Medina Cruz, 30, of Clarksville died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at his home.

He was a native of Rio Grande, Mexico.

He is survived by two daughters, Benesa Medina and Fatima Medina, both of Clarksville; one son, Aram Medina of Clarksville; father, Inosenfe Medina Longoria of Clarksville; mother, Ernestina Ramines Cruz of Clarksville; two sisters, Hortencia Medina and Maria Medina, both of Clarksville; three brothers, Cruz Medina, Leoncia Medina and Arturo Medina, all of Clarksville; and companion, Emeralda Medrano of Clarksville.

Rosary was at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel. Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church followed by burial at Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery.

Friends served as pallbearers.

Theron R. Farrer Sr.

Theron Roy Farrer Sr., 80, of Scranton died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.

A native of Rosie, he was a son of the late Walter F. and Doris Mae Magness Farrer, Navy veteran of World War II, Army veteran of the Korean War, retired welder, and was preceded in death by one son, Hoy Farrer.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Mabry Farrer; two daughters, Annette Allen of Fayetteville and Cindy Pate of Hot Springs; one son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Theron R. (Sherri) Farrer Jr. of Scranton; one sister, Geraldine Farrer of Pine Bluff; four brothers, J. W. Farrer of Rison, Vane Farrer of Scranton, Charles Farrer of Pine Bluff, and Robert Farrer of Vicksburg, Miss.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Charles Saulsberry II officiating. Burial will be in Ware Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Vince Delgado, Cody Alexander, Todd Alexander, Michael Blevins, Michael Castens, and Brian Pate.

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