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Alden Joe Cowan

Alden Joe Cowan, 81, of Salus died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at his home.

He was a farmer, member of the Masonic Lodge in Swain for 30-plus years, son of the late Joe and Betty Cowan; and was preceded in death by five sisters, Erna, Minnie, Mattie, Bell and Alpha; and four brothers, Walter, Brock, Abe and Jack Cowan.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years Rose Cowan; one son and daughter-in-law, Perry and Beverly Cowan of Broken Arrow, Okla.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Salus Church with Rev. Clayton Rylee officiating.

Burial was in Case Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were James Parsons, Bo Mack, Dude Hammons, Brett Cook, Jeff Fouts, and Dale Cowan.

Carl Lee Pitts

Carl Lee Pitts, 30, of Ozark died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at Cleveland.

He was a native of Clarksville, employee of Nabors Drilling Company and attended Mountain Home Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children, Gregory Aaron Pitts, Karley Diane Pitts, and Kadence N. Pitts, all of Ozark; father and stepmother, Jerry and Lynn Pitts of Lamar; mother and stepfather, Judy and Gary Owens of Atkins; four sisters, Christina M. Pitts of Pelsor, Diana Mae Pitts of Atkins, and Christy Haynes and Brandy Haynes, both of Scranton; one brother, Jeremy Burns of Scranton; and the mother of his children, Kristy Campbell of Ozark.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Lemley Chapel with Rev. Hank Duvall officiating. Burial was at Bells Chapel.

Pallbearers were Jeremy (Buzz) Burns, Joshua Hogue, Mike Sights, Bobby Thomas, Dwayne Bishel, and Frankie Lynn McCain.

John Weber Hern

John Weber Hern, 78, of Knoxville died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Atkins, son of the late Rufus and Stacy Adams Hern, United States Army veteran, welder and a Baptist.

Survivors are his wife, Earline Hern; one daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Richard Galvan of Hartman; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Ernest Hern of Knoxville, Danny and Edna Hern of Clarksville, Donnie and Donna Hern of Hartman, and Kenneth and Brenda Hern of Ozone; two adopted daughters, April Hern of Hartman and Denise Goodin of Clarksville; four sisters and one brother-in-law, Ada Hern, Paulette Hern, Parlee Wilson, and Jane and Shawn Rodriquez, all of Hartman; two brothers, Gene Hern and Floyd Hern, both of Hartman; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Hartman Baptist Church with Rev. Grady Glass officiating.

Burial was in Hartman Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Ron Mayfield, Jamie Chesser, Dion Morgan, Billy Hern, Donnie Hern Jr., and John Hern.

Loretta H. Cantrell

Loretta Hammonds Cantrell, 93, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, at her home.

She was a native of Clarksville but had resided in California since the mid-1930s and was a beautician for 55 years prior to retiring at the age of 88 years.

She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Ronald Walker; one son, Thomas Reed Cantrell Jr. and wife, Susan R.; and one grandchild, Thomas Reed Cantrell III.

Services were at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Escondido, Calif.

Lennie B. Randall

Lennie Bridges Randall, 91, of Vici, Okla., died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, in Oklahoma City, Okla..

She was born Aug. 11, 1913, near Clarksville, was the daughter of the late John Franklin and Savannah Smith Bridges and was preceded in death by three brothers, Noah, Oren, and Erna; one sister, Edythe; and one infant son, Johnny David.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Vici, Okla., where she served as the director on the building committee for the current church location, director of Vacation Bible School, church treasurer, and led the Women’s Missionary Union. She was also part of the Eastern Star organization achieving worthy matron on more than one organization through the Southern Baptist Convention.

Survivors include her husband of 71 years Floyd Randall; five children, Floyd Dean Randall and wife, Belle; Coral Jean Randall, Lora June Wingo and husband, Keith; Elwin Earl Randall and wife, Arleta; and Edythe Carol Randall; six grandchildren, Jeaneen Pointer, Carol Prewitt, David Randall, Bryan Randall, Alan Randall, and Shelia Molsbee; two stepgrandchildren, Larry Randall and Lenay Peloquin; eight great-grandchildren, Kristopher Pointer, Jonathan Prewitt, Kalyn Marker, Dillan and Blake Randall, and Savannah, Desirae and Logan Randall; three sisters, Nettie Jacobs, Lucy Jacobs and Magdalene Dobbs, all of Clarksville; one sister-in-law, Eula Bridges of Clarksville; and one brother, Olen Bridges and wife, Doris, of Camargo, Okla.

Funeral was Saturday, Aug. 13, at First Baptist Church in Vici, Okla., with burial at Sunnyside Cemetery under the direction of Shaw Funeral Home.

Roy Stubblefield Sr.

Roy Haskell Stubblefield Sr., 76, of Alvin, Texas, formerly of Clarksville, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at his home.

He was a native of Jasper, son of the late Henry and Bertha Stubblefield, Catholic, served in the United States Army stationed at Fort Ord, Calif., and was a lawyer in the real estate business.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Stubblefield; one daughter, Linda A. Stubblefield of Tolleson, Ariz.; one son, Roy Haskell Stubblefield Jr. and wife, Beatrice, of Jacinto City, Texas; and two grandchildren, Victoria A. Stubblefield and Amanda Bea Stubblefield.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. William Wewers, O.S.B., officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.

Pallbearers were J. R. Guess, Edd Young, Ted Young, Jim Lewis, Roy Stubblefield Jr., and Buddy Smith.

William H. Crouch III

William H. Crouch III, 76, of Clarksville died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Muskogee, Okla., son of the late Margaret and William H. Crouch II, graduate of Muskogee (Oklahoma) High School and North East College at Tahlequah, Okla., retired elementary teacher at Muskogee School, and a Marine Corps World War II veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Wilai Crouch.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Terry Schlinker officiating. Burial will be in Carter Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Songphol Nitithanyavatana, Wanchai Damrongsanti, Gary Perry, Aaron Perry, Victor Perry, and Gary Perry Jr.

Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Woodrow Taylor

Woodrow Taylor, 87, of Lamar died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

He was a son of the late Henry Lee and Onie Mae Butler Taylor, farmer, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mollie Lee Taylor.

Survivors include three daughters, Betty Cain of Lake Village, Linda Henson of Fort Worth, Texas, and Nelda Gilmer of Clarksville; two sons, James Pope of Montrose and Carl Pope of Peru, Ind.; three sisters, Kally Watson of Santa Rosa, Calif., Ally Brannon of Heber Springs, and Erma Maxwell of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Tommy Taylor and Jack Taylor, both of Springhill, La., and Travis Taylor of Baltimore, Md.; 26 grandchildren; and 55 great-grandchildren.

The body was cremated.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

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