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December 06, 2022


Annette E. Ford

Annette E. Ford, 64, of Prairie View, formerly of the Clarksville area, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005.

She was a factory employee, daughter of the late Carl Riley and Annie Lucille Newman Gray, and widow of George Ford.

She is survived by four daughters, Glenda Moody and fiance, Greg Marshall, Roxana Rea and husband, James, and Sabrina Dale, all of Scranton, and Vonda Christensen and husband, Kennard, of Ione; two sons, Jimmy Kendrick and wife, Meredith, of Scranton and Danny Kendrick and wife, Amanda, of Ozone; one sister, Dorotha Hayward of Scranton; two brothers, William Riley Gray and Joe Gray, both of Scranton; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The body was cremated. Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Girl Scout Council, Mt. Magazine Area, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Beulah C. Revis

Beulah Christian Revis, 94, of Clarksville died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Ozone, daughter of the late Claud and Jessie Smith Christian, widow of Eldon Revis, 1930 graduate of Clarksville High School, employed by Clarksville Light and Water Company for several years, and was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Meyer, Pauline Harris and Hallene Kleiboeker; and one niece, Jessie Harris.

She is survived by five nephews, John Meyer, Charles Meyer, and Duane Meyer, all of Texas, and Morgan Harris and Zearl Harris, both of Oklahoma; and four nieces, Nancy Smith of Texas, Cathy Foreman of West Virginia, and Ann Crowell and Jenness Richardson, both of Colorado.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Larry Horne officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Zearl Harris, John Hull, Cal Shahan, Floyd B. Dickerson, and Henry Walton.

Douglas W. Callahan

Douglas Wayne Callahan, 61, of Ozone died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

He was a native of Lamar, son of the late James H. Callahan, and a heavy equipment operator.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Smith Callahan; two daughters, Anna Marie Callahan and Cathy Ann Callahan, both of Arizona; one son, Douglas Callahan Jr. of Arizona; three stepsons, Gilbert Callahan of Arizona, Randy Callahan Jr. of Knoxville, and Curtis Callahan of Lamar; mother, Irene Callahan of Lamar; two sisters, Jan Marlow of Clarksville and Elizabeth Smith of Lamar; four brothers, J. D. Callahan of Oark, Bill Callahan of Arizona, Bob Callahan of Ratcliff, and Jeff Callahan of Ozone; and several grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the Mount Vernon Community Church with Rev. Bill Holt officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Earl Coats Jr.

Earl Coats Jr., 78, of Fort Smith died Saturday, June 25, 2005.

He was a member and elder of the Alma First Presbyterian Church, former basketball player at the University of the Ozarks and former player-coach of the team when the coach was drafted, former teacher at Coal Hill, Mulberry, Rudy and Darby Junior High in Fort Smith, former business manager at Lyon College in Batesville, former principal at Fordyce High School, and former principal at Greenwood and Huntsville where he retired after completing 38 years as an educator. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Alma City councilman in the 1960s, Boy Scout leader, member of the Alma Masonic Lodge No. 735, coached one of the first Little League basebeall teams in Alma, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sue Coats; one sister, Earlene Williams; and one brother, William Coats.

Survivors include two daughters, Jane Williamson of Elkins and Suanne Morgan of Louisville, Ky.; two sons, John Coats of Fort Smith and Earl Coats III of Huntsville; one sister, Linda Richardson of Clarksville; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Ferguson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Coal Hill. Interment with military honors was at Srygley Cemetery in Coal Hill. Arrangements were under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Mary Sue Coats Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o of Gamma Kappa Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Margaret Williams, P. O. Box 576, Huntsville, AR 72740.

Ellis Young

Ellis Young, 88, of Knoxville died Friday, June 24, 2005, at his home.

A native of Knoxville, he was a son of the late James Andrew and Martha Hughes Young, member of Knoxville First Baptist Church, Army veteran of World War II, and preceded in death by the mother of the children, Dot Young.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Young; 12 daughters, Charlotte Sheppard, Dorothy Higby, Bobbie Branch, Patsy Smith, Mary Browning, Donna Wylie, Billie Garcia, Roberta Mackie, Debbie Klausner, Joni Figueroa, Connie Young, and Kimberely Rinehart; one son, Jim Young; one sister, Juanita Hamzy; one brother, Glen Young; 39 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Knoxville Cemetery with Rev. Ira Taylor officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Joyce Mae Morgan

Joyce Mae Morgan, 83, of Lamar died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late Charles Thomas and Artie Bell Crisp Morgan and was preceded in death by one sister, Minnie Gatley; and two brothers, Bo and Bill Morgan.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Hartman Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Mollie C. Liggett

Mollie Mae Smith Collins Liggett, 83, of Springdale, mother of Eunice Garland of Clarksville, died Saturday, June 25, 2005, in Springdale.

She was born in Ryker, the daughter of William and Denia Bryant Smith, and was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her five children, Spencer Collins; and her second husband, Thomas Liggett.

She is survived by one son, Tony Collins of Jasper; three other daughters, Artie Swafford and husband, Sherman, of Springdale, Maxine Minnis and husband, Jim, and Gloria Ouderkirk and husband, Don, all of Belle Plaine, Kan.; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 1, at the chapel of Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale with Dotson Collins officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in Springdale.

Active pallbearers will be Shawn Minnis, Spencer O’Daniel, James Stuckey, Jim O’Daniel, Tony Foulk, and Kevin Sparks.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Johnston and Dean Reeves II.

Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home.

Mack A. Skaggs

Mack Arthur Skaggs, 60, of Springdale, formerly of Johnson County, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, in Springdale.

A native of Oark, he was a son of the late Arlie and Bessie Reed Skaggs, 32-year employee of Tyson Foods, and was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

Survivors include his wife, Denece Skaggs; two daughters, Marsha Parker of Elkins and Rebecca Skaggs of Rogers; one son, James McArthur Skaggs of Alexander; five sisters, Robbie Skaggs of Bradenton, Fla., Lura Madewell of Fayetteville, Carolyn Turner of Springdale, Leta Mae White of Nob Hill, Louvella Shirey of Rogers; four brothers, Loyd, Doyle, David and Ben Skaggs, all of Springdale; and three grandchildren, Christopher and Zack Parker and Chelsea Bowen.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, June 24, at Sisco Funeral Chapel in Springdale with Rev. Dorsey Martin and Rev. Elvon Wolf officiating. Interment was at 2:30 p.m. at Oark Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Jimmy Skaggs, David Skaggs Jr., John Curtis Skaggs, Josh Skaggs, Jess Chaddick, and David Smith.

Honorary pallbearers were Wylie Luther and Pastor Rodriquez.

Nerine Brandt

Nerine Brandt, 83, of Jenks, Okla., died Friday, June 24, 2005, at Grace Living Center in Jenks, Okla.

A native of the Mt. Levi Community, she was a daughter of the late Martin Hanson and May Graves Lund, widow of Floyd Brandt, former resident of Advance and Sikeston, Mo., owner-operator of Brandt’s Market and member of the General Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Luther Lund, Martin Lund and Tom Lund; and one sister, Jean Stepp.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Floyd Rayburn and Sally Brandt of Hobbs, N. M.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and Martin Thurstin of St. Charles, Mo., Judy and John Skaggs of St. Louis, Mo., and Bonita Martin of Jenks, Okla.; two sisters, Wilma Smithpeters of Westland, Mich., and Ann Francis of Advance, Mo.; numerous grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Landess Chapel with Rev. Robert Frandis officiating. Burial was at Park Cemetery in Malden, Mo.

Sidney Belle Nash

Sidney Belle Cazort Nash, 82, of Edmonds, Wash., died March 25, 2005, at her home.

A native of Lamar, she was a daughter of the late Sidney and Myrtle Webb Cazort, member of the WAVE in the U. S. Navy during World War II, graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, former school teacher in Arkansas and at St. Nicholas in Seattle, Wash., a longtime member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and was preceded in death by one son, Paul.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Nash.

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