Dorothy Mae (Nippy) Harris, 62, of Oark died Friday, June 3, 2005, at her home.
She was a daughter of the late James William and Myrtle Katherine Rhoades Cummins, widow of Henry Harris, farming laborer, Baptist, and was preceded in death by two sons, Leslie James Cummins and Alvin Lynn Harris; one sister; and two brothers.
She is survived by one daughter, Rebecca Kate Oddson and husband, Clayton, of Alma; two sons, John William Harris and wife, Kristine, of Mulberry and Harvey Ervin Harris and wife, Monica, of Van Buren; three stepdaughters, Stephanie Harris of Oark, Susan Franklin of Dill City, Okla., and Sharon Marion of Yukon, Okla.; one stepson, Tony Ripley of McAlester, Okla.; one sister, Linda Ashley and husband, Jesse, of Mountainburg; one brother, Lonnie Lee Cummins and wife, Pamela, of Oark; one half-brother, Wyvone Ritchie of Redding, Calif.; 31 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Peterson’s Cemetery in Alma. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Frona M. Ledbetter
Frona Marie Ledbetter, 52, formerly of the Spadra Community, died Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Las Vegas, Nev.
She was born in Georgia to Donald and Della Marie Hall Ledbetter.
Survivors include two children, Donald Jason Ledbetter and Athena Snyder, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Donna Folk of Las Vegas, Nev., and Ronda McKitteick of Illinois; seven granddaughters and one grandson.
Her body was donated to the International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine. Her ashes will be buried at the Spadra Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 Swenson Street, Las Vegas, NV 89119.
Landon G. Pierce
Landon Gaige Pierce, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevan Pierce of Leesville, La., died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at Beauregard Memorial Hospital in DeRidder, La. Mrs. Pierce is the former Mikah Pitts of Clarksville.
He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Willie and Beulah Patton of Clarksville.
Other than his parents, he is survived by one brother, Austin Blake Pierce of Richland, Mo.; grandparents, Willene Patton and Richard Capovilla of Leesville, La., and Bob Pierce of Franklin, Texas; and numerous great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins from the Clarksville area.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Old Leesville Cemetery in Leesville, La., with Rev. E. J. Dantin officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville, La.
Myrtle E. Ruppert
Myrtle E. Ruppert, 92, of Clarksville died Monday, May 30, 2005, in Paris Hospital.
She was a native of Austin, Texas, a 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 Ozarks, 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; one son, Rick Ward 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 11 great-grandchildren, Khamree and Kyerra Cowell, Jessica Gill, Marci Wyche, Stacia Shivley, Kate Douglas, Lindsay Douglas, Connar Douglas, Luke Douglas, Dylan Douglas, and Holly Breedlove.
Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Richard Rogers officiating. Arrangements were 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.
Regina G. Baker
Regina Gail Baker, 49, of Clarksville died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a daughter of the late Garland and Eunice Gipson Curtis, Baptist, and was preceded in death by one sister, Vicki Merridith.
Survivors include her husband, Wesley E. Baker; one son, Kevin Baker of Clarksville; two brothers and sister-in-law, Don and Marilyn Curtis and Gary and Sue Curtis, all of Clarksville; and one brother-in-law, James Merridith of Clarksville.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernon Bass officiating. Private burial will be at Kendall Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gary Lee Curtis, Thomas Dickerson, Chris Curtis, Nathan Gaskey, Joe Curtis, Ben Hester, and Randy Holt.
Ronald Joe (Ron) Kinsworthy, 52, of Altus died Monday, May 30, 2005, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial in Ozark.
A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late Florine Lawrence Kinsworthy, log truck driver, former employee of the Arkansas Highway Department, and was preceded in death by one brother, Ricky Kinsworthy.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Pledger Kinsworthy; five daughters, Angela Kinsworthy of Paris, Rhonda Kinsworthy of Altus, and Justice, Hailey and Amy Kinsworthy, all of the home; father, Waldo Kinsworthy of Altus; two sisters, Debra Masingale of Altus and Nancy Cumming of Fort Smith; one brother, Randy Kinsworthy of Alix; two grandsons, Joseph and Jacob Atteberry, both of Altus; mother-in-law, Cora Hall of Altus; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 3, at the Old Country Church with Rev. J. D. Ellison officiating. Arrangements were under the direction Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.
Squire J. Clayborn
Squire Junior Clayborn, 80, of Lamar died Friday, June 3, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a timber industry employee, son of the late Squire Stone and Ann Clayborn, and was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Clayborn; two sisters; and three brothers.
Survivors include five daughters, Diane Fox and husband, Richard, of Ozone, Deanna Couch and husband, Mike, of Fayetteville, Rhonda Marlow and husband, John, of Clarksville, Cleta Martin of Russellville and Sue Clayborn and companion, Bobby Roach of Lamar; three sons, Danny Clayborn and wife, Kathy, and Jackie Clayborn, all of Lamar, and Steve Clayborn of Clarksville; one brother, Jimmy Clayborn of Lamar; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David McLemore officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Kenny Jenkins, Jason Jenkins, Kerry Clayborn, Kelly Fox, James Overby, and Shane Bradley.
Wenola Warren, 83, of Clarksville died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.
She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Melvil Filmore and Effie Estelle Self Kerwin, widow of LeRoy Warren, graduate of Clarksville High School, and retired U. S. Forest Service employee.
She is survived by one son, Ronald K. Warren and wife, Mary Lou, of Clarksville; two grandchildren, Robert Warren and wife, Sharon, of Hunt and Jason Warren and wife, Pam, of Clarksville; and one great-grandchild, Katie Warren of Clarksville.
Memorial services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Oakland Cemetery with John Ballard officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.