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8/24/2005

Alison A. Collins

Alison Denise Alexander Collins, 42, of Pickens, S. C., formerly of Clarksville, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005, at her home.

She was a native of Easley, S. C., daughter of the late Wanda Harris Alexander, member of Secona Baptist Church, 1981 graduate of Pickens High School, 1985 graduate of Newberry College with a bachelor of science degree in biology, and a 1991 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a master of science degree in public health. She was a former employee of the South Carolina Department of Social Services for Pickens County with the teen companion program, a human service supervisor and licensed foster care homes, and a family independence work force consultant.

Survivors include one daughter, Stephanie Nicole Collins of the home; father, Don Alexander of Pickens, S. C.; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Teri Alexander of Pendleton, S. C., Deena and Jimmy McCollum, Sanya and Charlie Hodge, and Tanya and Bill Gravely, all of Pickens, S. C.; one brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Carla Alexander of Pickens, S. C.; grandmothers, Maybeth Harris of Easley, S. C., and Verna Mae Alexander of Pickens, S. C.; and nieces and nephews, Misha and Josh Boone, Jeremy, Kayla and Jill McCollum, Mason and Daniel Hodge, Justin, Lucas and Matt Gravely, and Lindsey and Sydney Alexander.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Cancer Centers of the Carolinas, 3 Butternut Drive, Greenville, S. C. 29605.

Dorothy L. Ming

Dorothy Louise Ming, 59, of Lamar died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at her home.

She was a daughter of the late Rev. Sidney Jethro Burnett, employee of Lowe’s in Russellville, and along with her husband pastored the New Covenant Church in Lamar. She was preceded in death by one sister, Florence Easton.

Survivors include her husband, Douglas C. Ming; one son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Marchand Ming of Round Rock, Texas; mother, Rev. Edna Marie Satterfield Burnett of Lamar; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Carl Miller and Carolin and Greg Walker, all of South Bend, Ind., Dora and Paul Bucker of Lamar and Irene and Charles Burton of Clarksville; two brothers and one sister-in-law, James and Polly Burnett and Paul Burnett, all of Paris; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Utshie Martin and Carol Stuart officiating. Burial was in Brock Cemetery at Piney.

Active pallbearers were Steven Bucker, Mike Bucker, James Bucker, Mike Guinnip, Rodney Osborn, and Charles Doe.

Honorary pallbearers were Christina Guinnip and Honey Jaramillo.

Effie M. Fetters

Effie Mae Fetters, 93, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at her home.

She was a native of the Spadra Community, daughter of the late William Thomas and Palestine Winters Callahan, member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and was preceded in death by one son, Chestine Porter.

Survivors include two daughters, Mickey Russell Nichols and Barbara Speaks, both of Clarksville; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall with Don Collier officiating. Arrangments were uner the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

The body was cremated.

Ernest F. Gardner Jr.

Ernest F. Gardner Jr., 78, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II, native of Michigan, and son of the late Ernest F. and Agnes McKinney Gardner.

He is survived by three son, Mike Gardner, Norman Gardner, and Allen Gardner, all of California; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial was at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Jim Goodman officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Henry Mitchell Holt

Henry Mitchell Holt, 60, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at his home.

He was a son of the late Anna Mae Morgan Holt and John Amos Holt Sr., employed in logging and farming, and was preceded in death by one sister, Wanda Thelma Holt; and four brothers, Edgal, John Jr., Dorvin and Lloyd Lee Holt.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Lucille Smith Holt; two daughters, Theresa Lucille Holt of Springdale and Sheila Annette Martinez of Purdy, Mo.; three sons, Bryan Mitchell Holt of Oark, and Henry Gilbert and Lloyd Lee Holt, both of Clarksville; three sisters, Ruby Peacock of Omaha, Glenna Young of Fayetteville, and Mary Viera of Little Rock; two brothers, Harry Holt of Elm Springs and Kenneth Holt of Decatur; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Holt and Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Guillermo Martinez, Eliser Gonzalles, Gary Gene Young, Ray Young, Danny Young, and Darrell Arnold.

Hurlon Dean Moore

Hurlon Dean Moore, 69, of Clarksville died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at his home.

He was a retired construction employee and a Baptist.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna Kay and Jody Copeland of Lamar and Tracy Rene and Brit Yount of Clarksville; two sisters, Ava Davis of Booneville and Beulah Shoper of Harrisburg; one brother, Harvin Moore of Wichita, Kan.; and three grandchildren, Christopher H. Copeland, Carly Copeland, and Britni Young.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Clayton Rylee officiating. Burial will be in Oark Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be James Davis, Wayne Turner, Everett Turner, Don Wages, Rickey Wages, and Donnie Cowell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dane Arbaugh, Jerry Don Havener, Larry Morland and Freddy Shatwell.

Jessie Alene Huffty

Jessie Alene Huffty, 85, of Ozark died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home near Lamar.

She was a daughter of the late Henry Houston and Lilly Bell Suggs, native of Boxelder, Texas, former resident of Bastrop, La., where she was a member of the Calvary Southern Baptist church, a seamstress, and widow of Hardamon Hershy Huffty.

Survivors include four brothers, Albert Suggs of Ozark, Billy Suggs of Brownfield, Texas, Henry Lee Suggs of Schwartz, La., and J. R. Suggs of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Highland Cemetery in Ozark. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

James T. Paxson

James Tyler Paxson, 90, of Little Rock, formerly of Clarksville, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at Parkview Rehab.

A native of Knoxville, he was a son of the late James Brinkley and Ada Adams Paxson, member of Clarksville First United Methodist Church, graduate of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, served ten years active duty as a captain in the U. S. Navy and 20 years in the Navy Reserves, veteran of World War II and Korean War, and a former salesman for Capitol Steel Company and later owner of Confederate Steel Company of Little Rock. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Paxson and Willie Brinkley.

Survivors are four cousins, Tarry Paxson of Knoxville, James Paxson of Clarksville, Ronnie Paxson of Washington, and Shirley Morgan of Wyoming.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at Knoxville Cemetery with Rev. Steve Wingo officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Mart Stepp Jr.

Mart Stepp Jr., 83, of Hartman died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Hartman, son of the late Effie Lovell and Mart Stepp Sr., Army veteran of World War II, retired heavy equipment operator, member of the Disabled Veterans Association, and was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Stepp; five brothers, Dwight, Leo, Ray, Cecil and Darel Stepp; and one sister, Myrtle Johnson.

He is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Duane and Deloris Stepp of Hartman; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Holt officiating. Burial was in West Mount Zion Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Leo Stepp, Wendell Lee, Darel Timmerman, Aaron Stepp, Sheldon Stepp, and Ben Stepp.

Mary Yarbrough

Mary Yarbrough, 77, of Clarksville died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at her home.

She and her late husband, Lloyd Yarbrough, were peach growers in Johnson County and she was past president of the Arkansas Horticulture Society. Before moving to Arkansas in 1974, she was the Selective Service director in Lovington, N. M. She was a lifetime member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority and was preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy Hamzy; and two brothers, Russell and Jim Sherrow.

She is survived by one son, Joe Hamzy and wife, Linda, of Arlington, Texas; one daughter, Carol Schultz and husband, Larry, of Deming, N. M.; four grandchildren, Kevin Hamzy, and Mike, Melissa and Matt Schultz; two great-grandchildren, Josh and Ellie Hamzy; two brothers, Joe Dillin and Pete Sherrow; and six sisters, Gladys Keith, who was also her caregiver and companion; Ruby West, Beverly Cacioppo, Phyllis Watson, Bonnie Arthur and Janis Robinson.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel. The body was cremated.

Memorials may be made to the University of the Ozarks Scholarship Fund, 415 College Avenue, Clarksville, AR 72830 or Johnson County Hospice.

Rhea Ashmore

Rhea Ashmore, 95, of Russellville, whose son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Linda Ashmore, reside in Clarksville, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at Russellville Nursing Center.

She was a native of Jerusalem, member of First Baptist Church in Russellville, employee of International Shoe Company for 16 years, and was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lee Ashmore; one daughter, Pat Minor; one grandson, Tim Durham; and parents, brothers and sisters.

Other survivors include one daughter, Sue Durham and husband, Courtney, of Anniston, Ala.; son-in-law, Earl Minor of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Andy Durham of Anniston, Ala., and Todd Minor and Trisha Minor, both of Houston, Texas; and three great-grandchildren, James, Stacy and Cody Minor, all of Houston, Texas.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville with Dr. Stephen Davis officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 200 South Denver, Russellville, AR 72801.

Rose Marie Redding

ose Marie Redding, 57, of Clarksville died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at AMI St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

She was a native of San Angelo, Texas, graduate of Richardson High School in Richardson, Texas, employee of Flying J Restaurant at Russellville, former employee of Sara Lee Hosiery in Clarksville, member of White House Tabernacle Church in Paris but was presently attending First Baptist Church in Clarksville, and was preceded in death by her father, William Hugh Speer; and one daughter, Margo Redding.

Survivors include one son, Brian Redding and wife, Jamie, of Springfield, Mo.; mother, Rossana Hopper of Clarksville; three brothers, Frank M. Speer and wife, Elizabeth, of Arlington, Texas, Dale Edward Speer of San Angelo, Texas, and Richard K. Speer of Hermitage, Tenn.; and two grandchildren, Michael and Andrea Redding of Springfield, Mo.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with burial at St. Joseph Cemetery in Paris.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

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