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November 30, 2022


Bryden E. Moon Sr.

Bryden Earl Moon Sr., 87, who taught psychology and served as the dean of students at the University of the Ozarks from 1969-1979, died Friday, June 17, 2005, in San Antonio, Texas.

He was a native of Houser, Md., graduate of Oakland High School and attended Salisbury State College. During the depression he enlisted in the Army Air Force, served in World War II and retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel. During World War II he received the Bronze Star for his service off the coast of France during the Normandy invasion. While stationed in Alaska, he received a bachelor of arts degree at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. He later was assigned to the University of Arkansas where he became head of the Air Force ROTC program. While there, he received his master of arts degree in counseling and guidance and a doctorate of education. After retiring from the Air Force he continued at the UofA as assistant dean of men, residence halls.

After retiring from the academic field, he moved from Arkansas to Florida in 1980, where he was employed as a case worked for the Florida Health and Rehabilitative Services prior to retiring in 1991. He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park, Fla., Tiger Bay Club, the Sanford Optimist Club and the Orange County Democrats. He recently moved to Texas to be near his son. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kyle and Walter Moon.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Sally Nitsche Moon; one daughter, Crystal; one son, Bryden and daughter-in-law, Kay, all of San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Helen Harper of Zanesville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home in Orlando, Fla.

Memorials may be made to St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Charles W. Dickerson

Charles William Dickerson, 72, of Clarksville died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Batson, son of the late Noel Dickerson, 1950 graduate of Oark High School, member of First Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Judy Lillian Dickerson and Glenda Blackard.

Survivors include his wife, Mollie Dickerson; three daughters and sons-in-law, Charletta and Randy Baumann of Tulsa, Okla., Rhonda and Rodger Boen of Fallsville, and Tammy and Charlie Pledger of Lamar; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Cheryl Dickerson of Coal Hill; mother, Ruby Dickerson of Clarksville; five sisters, Shirley Tabor, Aleta Willis and Bobbie Nichols, all of Clarksville, Kathy Shelly of Springdale, and Paula Duncan of Frisco, Texas; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Boen officiating. Burial was in Jackson Cemetery at Grenade Chapel.

Pallbearers were Kevin Dickerson, Jason Baumann, Coty Storms, Chris Dickerson, and Roger Shatwell.

Donny Mayfield

Donny Mayfield, 48, of Altus died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at his home.

He was a native of Ozark and son of the late John Mayfield.

Survivors include one daughter, Autumn S. Hunt of Ozark; mother, Pauline Gray Mayfield of Altus; three brothers, Billy Mayfield, Randy Mayfield and Rick Mayfield, all of Altus; and two grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Mike Pennington officiating. Burial was in Coal Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Billy Joe Mayfield, Rick Mayfield, Randy Mayfield, Scottie Mayfield and Nate McMillan.

Effie E. Clark

Effie Equila Clark, 92, of Clarksville died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a member of the Cline Park Church of Christ, active at the Johnson County Senior Activity Center in Clarksville, daughter of the late Jim and Inda Evans Acord, and was preceded in death by her first husband, Hoyt Karr; her second husband, Omer Clark; one grandson, Chris Karr; four sisters; and two brothers.

She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Joyce Mayes of Fayetteville and Darlene and Billy Madewell of Inola, Okla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Doyle and Carol Karr of Oark and Dale and Ruth Karr of Fayetteville; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Bates officiating. Burial was in the Oark Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dwight Stepp, Art Stepp, Newell (Tooter) Stepp, Connie Bentner, Olen Yarbrough, and Carl Easley.

Earlene Williams

Xenya Earlene Williams, 76, of Alma died Tuesday, June 14, 2005.

A native of Coal Hill, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Xenya Meyers Coats, widow of Robert Hall Williams, member of the First Presbyterian Church in Alma, retired employee of the State Rehabilitation office in Fort Smith, and was preceded in death by one brother, William Edward Coats.

She is survived by four sons, Robert Dale Williams of Springdale, Richard Alan Williams of Branson, Mo., Steven Randall Williams of Alma, and Ronald Ray Williams of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Linda Richardson of Clarksville; one brother, Earl Coats Jr. of Fort Smith; and four grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 16, at the Coal Hill Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Coal Hill Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.

Pallbearers were Wesley North, Leroy Douglas, Otto Wall, and Bentley Yates.

Henry A. Paladino

Henry A. Paladino, Lt. Col., U.S.A. Retired, died June 19, 2005, at his home. He was born April 15, 1927, in Center Ridge, AR to Tony and Minnie Paladino. He entered the Air Corp out of Subiaco Academy in 1945, stationed in Italy, Germany, Libya, North Africa and Athens, Greece as a control tower, and approved controller operator, and instructor of foreign students. He was discharged as a Technical Sergeant in 1950 and attended the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville before being called back into the military to serve in the Korean War. He quickly earned a promotion to 2nd Lieutenant. After another tour in Europe, he was stationed for aviation training as a fixed wing and helicopter pilot upon returning to the U. S. in 1955. Followed by a one year tour to Korea, and U. S. Assignments in research and development programs for avionics and “the armed helicopter programs.” He was assigned to the Air Mobile Division as an Assistant Division G-4 for a one year combat tour in Vietnam, where he was awarded numerous awards including 3 Accommodation medals, a Bronze Star, 5 Air Medals, and Legion of Merit. Hank returned to the U. S. in 1967 and served his last military assignment at the Department of Army Headquarters in Washington, D. C. at the (Pentagon) as Assistant Program Manager of the Army’s No. 1 priority development program, the Armed Helicopter Program. The U. S. Congress later canceled this program as the Vietnam war came to a close and was replaced with Apache Armed Helicopter Program in 1971.

Hank retired from the Army in Washington, D. C. in 1972, as a Lt. Colonel. He worked for Litton Industries involving hi-tech self contained navigation and positioning systems for aircraft and artillery for 5 years. Hank then took the opportunity to purchase a hardwood pallet mill in 1978 in Knoxville, Arkansas now known as Nulyne Inc. together with his brother-in-law, Bobby Pitts, who stayed with the company for 14 years. Henry’s two sons, Steve and Kevin, continued to grow the company from 10 to 125 employees serving customers from East to the West Coast, later retiring in 2002 after selling the business.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Jo Paladino. Along with two brothers, Lawrence Paladino of Marco Island, Florida and Joseph and his wife, Geneva Paladino of Center Ridge, and two sisters, Etta Rowland of Little Rock and Florence and her husband, Edward Andreas of Spring, Texas. His children, two sons, Kevin Paladino of Lamar and Steve and his wife Sheryl Paladino of Clarksville, and two daughter, Kimberly Paladino of Woodbridge, Virginia and Michelle and her husband, Dr. David Tanner of Russellville. His five grandchildren, Jason Paladino, Jessica Paladino, Justin Brown, Julie Paladino and Wayne and his wife Kasey Brown, and his two stepgrandchildren, Richie Tanner and Maegan and her husband Billy Hampton. His great-grandchild, Madison Brown, and four stepgreat-grandchildren, Cecelia, Gabriel, Sophia Hampton and Paizley Bratton.

Hank spent his final years at his beautiful cabin on Little Piney north of Clarksville enjoying hunting and fishing and playing golf with his long-time friends and his favorite hunting and fishing buddies and close friends. They were the true highlight of his rewarding career. He was an active member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Clarksville.

The viewing will be held at the Hardwicke Funeral Home in Clarksville on Tuesday, June 21, 2005, from 6-7 p.m. Rosary will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Center Ridge at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22. Funeral Mass will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Center Ridge with Reverend Raymond Rossi officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery with full military honors by Soldiers Assigned to St. Sill, Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home of Clarksville. Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 343 Catholic Point Road, Center Ridge, AR 72027, or a charity of choice.

Active pallbearers: Thomas DeSalvo, Wayne Brown, Jason Paladino, Justin Brown, David Tanner, and Bob Miller.

Honorary pallbearers: Joseph Paladino, John Fambrough, Charlie Rice, Phil Kennedy, Todd Miller, and Al (June Bug) Davis.

Inez R. Black

Inez R. Black, 79, of Clarksville died Monday, June 20, 2005, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late J. D. and Dena Daniel Middleton, 1944 graduate of Clarksville High School, retired secretary of McDonald Douglas Aircraft, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Cathy Ann Black, and one brother, Leon Middleton.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Black Sr.; two sons, John Black of Los Angeles, Calif., and Paul Black Jr. of Clarksville; four sisters, Dorcus Taylor of North Little Rock, Rosalie Price of Clarksville, Loda Schreckhise of Lamar, and Elizabeth Sanderson of the Piney Community; three brothers, Sam Middleton and Paul Middleton, both of Clarksville, and Bill Middleton of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and four grandchildren, Paul Roscoe Black III, Paula Kay Black, and Christene Black, all of Houston, Texas, and Zack Ham of Clarksville.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Vernon Long officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Paul Black Jr., Rob Schreckhise, Robert Ham, Dolan Sanderson, Terry Sanderson, and Jackie Sanderson.

Marshall Mothersbaugh

Marshall J. Mothersbaugh, 77, of Universal, Ind., formerly of Clarksville, died Friday, June 10, 2005, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.
A native of Lincoln, Mo., he was a son of the late Floyd and Roberta Swearingen Mothersbaugh, member of F&AM Lodge No. 687 in West Terre Haute, Ind., Universal Young Men’s Club, Blanford Sportsman Club, American Legion Post 0022 in Linton, Ind., former Peabody Coal Company superintendent of Universal and Ozark mines, served in the U. S. Army, and was preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence, Leonard and Roland; and one grandson, Jay Dlugosh.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Nolan Mothersbaugh; one son, Keith Mothersbaugh and wife, Judy, of Newburgh, Ind.; two daughters, Janet Elkins and husband, Kenney, and Marsha Dlugosh and husband, Max, all of Clarksville; former wife and mother of his children, Willene Mothersbaugh of Clarksville; six grandchildren, Jason Mothersbaugh, Amy Greer, Mike Dlugosh, and Renae, Ryan and Randa Elkins; one stepdaughter, Kellie Meyer and husband, Peter, of Indianapolis, Ind.; two stepsons, Gregg Nolan and wife, Bobbi, of Clinton, Ind., and Darren Nolan of Universal, Ind.; four stepgrandchildren, Adam and Amy Nolan, Michael Hamilton, and Audrey Meyer; one brother, Willis Mothersbaugh and wife, Dixie, of Lee Summit, Mo.; one sister, Margaret Roe of Windsor, Mo.; one brother-in-law, Joe Hyde of Denver, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Karanovich-Giovanini Funeral Home in Clinton, Ind., followed by burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Clinton, Ind.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Rev. Michael Weldon

A memorial service for Rev. Michael D. Weldon, 58, of Dayton, Ohio, who died Monday, June 13, 2005, at his home, was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Union Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Private burial was in Union Grove Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
He was pastor of Agape Assembly of God Deaf Church in Dayton, Ohio, for the past 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Gayla Richardson Weldon; mother, Pat Weldon of Lewiston, Idaho; one sister, Judi Beeson of Lewiston, Idaho; mother-in-law, Wilma Richardson of Clarksville; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Barbara Richardson of Missouri.

Opal Duncan

Opal Duncan, 84, of Clarksville died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Oklahoma and daughter of the late Charles and Ida Ellis Duncan.

She is survived by one sister, Ernestine Smith of Clarksville; and one brother, Jimmy Duncan of Mountain View, Mo.

Funeral and burial will be in Arvin, Calif.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

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