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October 13, 2021

10/5/2005

Britny Montgomery


Britny Kiana Montgomery, 2, of Columbus, Miss., died Friday, Sept. 30, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She is survived by her mother, Rebecca Ann Montgomery of Coal Hill; father, Paul Montgomery of Columbus, Miss.; stepsister, Kalina Laurence of Coal Hill; and maternal grandparents, Alton and Deborah Laurence of Coal Hill.

Burial will be in Waynesboro, Tenn., with arrangements by Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Ben H. Phillips

Ben Hugh Phillips, 80, of Clarksville died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Benjamin H. and Susie Miller Phillips, member of the Clarksville First United Methodist Church, graduate of Clarksville High School and the University of Arkansas, World War II Navy veteran and an employee of the poultry production industry for 37 years.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Wanda Witherspoon Phillips; two sons, Ben Hugh Phillips II of Toronto, Canada, and Alan Monroe Phillips of Fort Worth, Texas; one sister and brother-in-law, Grace and George Edward Tenney of North Little Rock; and three nephews, George Edward Tenney II of Sugar Land, Texas, Phillip Clark Tenney of Decatur and John Miller Tenney of Houston, Texas.

Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Clarksville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Wingo, pastor, and Phil Sturdy, assistant pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Bob Blackard, Charles Burcham, Robert Ed Farris, John Frost, J. D. Jacobs, Joe Talley, Harve Taylor, Jerrell Teltow, Sam Wish, Henry Walton and Archie Yandell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Park and Wylie Frost.

Clara S. Knoedel


Clara Frances Spanke Knoedel, 96, lifelong resident of Clarksville, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, at Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kan.

She was a native of Hartman, daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude Spanke, member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, and was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years Frank Knoedel; two sisters; and five brothers.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Janelle and Gene Lazzo of Roeland Park, Kan., and Joan and John Rodermann of Jefferson City, Mo.; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Abbot Jerome Kodell, O.S.B., of Subiaco, Frank Kodell of Stafford, Texas, Ralph and Valerie Kodell of Little Rock and Bob and Barbara Kodell of Cleveland, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Florine Rinke of Fort Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Holy Redeemer Church with Father William Wewers officiating.

Burial will be in Holy Redeemer Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with the rosary to be recited at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Subiaco Abbey.

Clara Lewis

Clara Lewis, 89, of North Kansas City, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 29, in North Kansas City, Mo.

She was a former garment factory employee, attended the First Christian Church of North Kansas City, Mo., widow of Julius Lewis, and daughter of the late Jessie Johnson and Lucy Mitchell Johnson.

Survivors include two brothers, Wayne Johnson and Arven Johnson, both of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Cleo Milburn of Little Rock.

Graveside services and burial were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Yale Cemetery with Rev. George Yarberry officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Cindy Jo Sams

Cindy Jo Bechtel Sams, 52, of Hartman died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include her husband, Willard Sams; two sons, Michael and James Bechtel, both of Ocean Front, Calif.; mother, Margie Hull of Acworth, Ga.; one sister, Sherry Hull of Acworth, Ga.; and one grandchild.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Raymond Kelly officiating. Burial will be in West Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Daymond Kelly, Eddie Sams, James Poyner, Raymond Kelly, Bill Isabell and Larry Price.

Honorary pallbearer will be Jim Sams.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

David B. Evans

David Blaine Evans, 46, of Hartman died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at his home.

A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late Duell Evans, member of Hartman Baptist Church, graduate of Hartman High School, University of the Ozarks, and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1992 with an attorney and counselor at law degree, and was an attorney with law office in Clarksville.

Survivors include his mother, Frances Evans of Hartman; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Rita and Charlie Lange and Elaine and Larry Roberts, all of Hartman; two nieces, Angie Lange and Dana Reeves of Hartman; two nephews, Aaron Lange of Clarksville and Roy Roberts of Hartman; two great-nieces; and two great-nephews.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with burial in West Mount Zion Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Harl Berry

Harl Everrett Berry, 60, of Oark died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at his home.

He was a Baptist, truck driver and preceded in death by his parents, J. L. Berry and Lelar Wilson Berry and a grandson, Cody Lee Wright.

He his survived by his wife, Annie Mae Wood Berry; two daughters, Sherry Spitler of Inola, Okla., and Cheryl White of Oologah, Okla.; one son, Shawn Berry of Oark; three sisters, Wilma Clayborn of Deer, Alene Joiner of Fayetteville and Thelma McCarty of Hope; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Oark Baptist Church with Rev. George Farquhar officiating.

Burial will be at the Oark Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Everett Willis, Ernest Chriss, Stanley Clayborn, J. E. Chriss, David White and Junior Young.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tillman Tabor, Joe Wood, Ben Wesley and Kenneth Melson.

Otis W. Hunt

Otis Wayne Hunt, 54, of Clarksville died Saturday, Oct. 1, at a Fort Smith hospital.

He was a Baptist and was preceded in death by a sister, Diann Lee Hunt.

He is survived by his fiance, Evetta Young of Clarksville; father, Otis L. Hunt of Sallisaw, Okla.; three daughters, Andrea Hunt, Penny Hunt and Laverne Hunt of Utah; one brother, Bob Hunt of Sallisaw, Okla.; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Barbara Hunt of Oklahoma, Carolyn and Chet Wages and Betty and Coy Hicks of Lamar, and Evelyn and Tim Keith and Mary and Mike Sanders of Clarksville; and several grandchildren.

The body will be cremated. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Odis Hickman

Odis Hickman, 70, of Ludwig died Friday, Sept. 30, 2005 at the National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs.

He was born Sept. 18, 1935 in England, son of the late Henry Lee and Lola Lee Overton Hickman, was a heavy equipment operator, awarded the governor’s medal for saving the lives of two young men and was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Tyler.

Suvivors include two sons, Paul Douglas Hickman and Michael Earl Hickman; two brothers, Henry Lee Hickman Jr. of Vilonia and John D. Hickman Sr. of Russellville; one sister, Willie Irene Fisher Patterson of Orange, Texas; and two aunts, Sena Brown and Alta Edwards of Russellville.

Graveside service and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Pisgah Cemetery with Rev. Gerald Danny Baker officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.

Honorary pallbearer was Stanley Lynch.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, P. O. Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203-9984.

Ralph E. Meyers

Ralph Edward Meyers of Clarksville died on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Estelle Plitt Meyers, and father, John E. (Jack) Meyers and partner, Johnny C. Odom.

He was born July 28, 1941, in Galveston, Texas, graduated from Kirwin High School there in 1959 and attended the University of Texas at Austin and North Texas State University in Denton, Texas. He and Mr. Odom were the owners/operators of Mountainview Dairy in Knoxville for more than 25 years and then converted the dairy into Shadow Mountain Ranch featuring registered quarter horses.

He was a farmer, member of the Boy Scouts and Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. He was a member of the Catholic faith and volunteered countless hours with community support groups, offering his love and friendship to many in need.

He is survived by his cousins, Mrs. Shirley Ann (J. D.) Cucco and Mr. E. F. (Kikki) Plitt of La Marque, Texas, Mrs. Jo Anne Curtis of Galvestonm and extended family, mom, Mrs. Nellie Odom of Sanger, Texas, Joe Phillips of Sanger, Bob and Jo Wise of Clarksville, nieces and nephews, Russ and Jerri Phillips, Rand and Lena Phillips, Melanie, Chris, Linden Renee and Tabitha Rose Patterson, Russ Aaron and Austin Jackson Phillips, Will, Amanda Rose and Kaitlyn Diane Salee, all of Arlington, Texas, and beloved feline companion, Boogie, and many friend.

Mass and memorial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father William Wewers officiating. Graveside service and interment will be in Sanger Cemetery in Sanger, Texas. Hardwicke Funeral Home in Clarksville and Coker Funeral Home in Sanger are in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Subiaco Abbey, 405 North Subiaco Avenue, Subiaco, AR 72865.

William V. Dalton

William V. “Bill” Dalton, 83, of Clarksville died Saturday, Oct. 1, at his home.

He was a native of Montana, son of the late George E. and Lilly Brown Dalton, member of the Assembly of God Church, retired coal miner, volunteer fireman with RFD 9 for the past 30 years, member of civil defense in Clarksville several years, Army veteran of World War II, TSgt. and served with 127th infantry and also 32nd infantry in New Guinea, Southern Philippines, Luzon and Ryukyu, received victory ribbon, good conduct medal, AP theater ribbon, six bronze stars and purple heart and was preceded in death by his stepfather, Clarence Brown, and three sons, Dain, Darrell and Vernon Dalton.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ada Lee; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Junior Carter of Coal Hill and Tracy and Steve Moore of Perryville; five sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Loutisha Dalton of Dover, Bill Joe and Dedra Dalton of Fernwood, George Dalton of Spadra, Marty and Becky Dalton of Clarksville and Johnny and Tessie Dalton of Minnow Creek; one brother, Leon Dalton of Rogers; 28 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with burial in Hays Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason Smith, Ronnie Henry, Dennis Ragsdale, Josh Moore, Kenny Dalton and Jody Dalton.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Henry, Teddy Dalton, Blake Dalton and Bradley Dalton.

Willis E. Morrow

Willis E. Morrow, 86, of Altus died Sunday, Oct, 2, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired shop worker and was preceded in death by his parents, Lee P. and Pansy A. Hickey Morrow, and a daughter, Lois Marie Morrow.

He is survived by his wife, Wina Jean Hurst Morrow; one daughter, Barbara Shackles of Emmett, Mich.; two sons, Dean Morrow of Ozone and Michael Morrow of Redford, Mich; two brothers, Homer D. Morrow and George Smith, both of Liberty, Texas; four sisters, Debora Stephens of Cameron, Inez Epperson of Ozark, Betty Zachary of Coal Hill and Patsy McGlenn of Irishhills, Mich.; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Hess Cemetery at Coal Hill.

Pallbearers will be Mike Morrow, Craig Morrow, Rick Morrow, Lee Morrow, David Morrow and Jeremy Handly.

Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Bullington, Dee Gober, Monroe Gober, David Hawkins, Fred Breedlove and Leo Chrisman.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

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