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December 06, 2022


Annie Mae Willis

Annie Mae Willis, 84, of Clarksville died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at her home.

She was the widow of Gilbert Willis and was preceded in death by one grandson, James Killough.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty Ann Fetters and husband, Laudell, of Clarksville; and four grandchildren, Stan Beldon and Alicia, Tosha and Tommy Killough.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Melvin Bankhead and Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be special friends.

Open visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Brian W. Lingerfelt

Brian Walter Lingerfelt, 41, of Siloam Springs died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital.

He was a native of Whidbey Island, Calif., and a construction employee.

Survivors are his parents, Charles and Roberta Lingerfelt of Siloam Springs, formerly of Johnson County; one son, Jim Lingerfelt of Siloam Springs; one daughter, CaSondra Lingerfelt of Siloam Springs; two brothers, Jeff Lingerfelt and Mike Lingerfelt, both of Siloam Springs; and one sister, Jennifer Stiles of West Fork.

Cremation services are under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs. There will be a gathering of friends and family for a remembrance service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Lake Wedington Park south of Siloam Springs.

Bethel Morse

Bethel Morse, 90, of the Piney Community died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at AMI St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

She was a native of Eastland County, Texas, daughter of the late Tyson and Minnie Parilla Rutherford Hollis, widow of W. D. (Don) Morse, owner of the Bel Air Motel in Austin, Texas, member of London Chapter No. 505 Order of the Eastern Star, Piney Extension Homemakers Club, and the Piney Bible Church, former member of the United Methodist Church at London; and was preceded in death by one daughter, Bethel Helen Elmore; and one sister, Lela Mayo.

Survivors include one son, Donald Glenn Morse of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Oleta Tillman of London and Donna G. Underwood of McGregor, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rozelle Franks of Lockhart, Texas, and Marie Wagner of Hamilton, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Piney Bible Church with Rev. Steve Maczko and Josh Bazyk officiating.

Burial was at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Home of Russellville.

Memorials may be made to the Gideons International, P. O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

Dan H. Acord

Dan Houston Acord, 66, of Dallas, Texas, brother of Ruby Nowotny of Clarksville, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005.

He was a native of Oark, son of the late John Herbert and Ethel Melson Acord, member of the West English Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Dallas, Texas, and was preceded in death by three brothers, Dennis Acord, Roy Acord and Harold Acord, and one sister, JoAnn Acord Schwartz.

Other survivors include one brother, Carl Acord of Victoria, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Dallas, Texas, with Edward Hadnot and John Phinisee officiating.

Duane R. Anderson

Duane R. Anderson, 53, passed away on November 2, 2005, at the Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, WI.

Duane R. Anderson was born on February 16th, 1952 in Litchfield, MN to Darlene Lossman and Neil Anderson and lived in Racine, WI since 1957. He had recently moved to Kickapoo Township near LaCrosse with his fiancee’ where they were building a new home.

Duane was employed by Roadway Express Inc. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local #43 from 1973-2000, and member of the Teamsters Union Local #200 from 2000-2005. Duane also served in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam era. Duane was an avid Harley enthusiast. He loved the outdoors and was happiest when he was with his family, hunting, fishing and of course riding his Harley.

Duane is survived by his only child, Heather (Rick) Morones of Racine, WI; grandchildren, Nicholas, Miranda and Jordan Morones; his mother, Darlene Lossman (Hartman, AR); father, Neil (Dorothy) Anderson (Racine, WI) six sisters (four brothers-in-law), DiAnne Krebill (Paris, AR), Marsha (Reggie) Cobb (Racine, WI), Vikki (Steve Stewart) Kaczmarek (Paris, AR), Patricia (Jerry) Holman (Hartman, AR), Debbie Skanron (Racine, WI), and Carolyn (Lee) Seeger (Racine, WI); four brothers (three sisters-in-law), Mark Anderson (Racine, WI), Randy (Terri) Anderson (Siren, WI), Terry (Pat) Green (Racine, WI), and Kevin (Janet) Green (Racine, WI); numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He is further survived by his fiancee’, Jerilyn DeGrave, and her children, Shane, Brody and Kasey, and her two grandchildren, Micah and Amaya.

Duane is preceded in death by his dad, Victor Lossman, father-in-law, Edward Schumacker, and brother, Rick Green.

Duane was one of the original members of the High Riders Club of Racine.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are suggested. Send memorials to Grace Lutheran Church, % Patti Holman, P. O. Box 406, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Eula J. Bridges

Eula Jewell Bridges, 90, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late Rev. G. F. and Mary Clayborn, widow of Rev. Oren James Bridges, member of the First Assembly of God Church in Clarksville, and was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy Lee Bridges and John Dee Bridges; five brothers, Claude, Horace, Amos, Herman, and Troy Clayborn; and three sisters, Bertha Warren, Celia Warren and Grace Melson.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James Allen and Janet Bridges of Mountainburg; one brother-in-law, Olen Bridges and wife, Doris, of Camargo, Okla.; two sisters-in-law, Magdalene Dobbs and Lucy Jacobs, both of Clarksville; one granddaughter, Lavahnda Stepp and husband, James; and one great-granddaughter, Tara Stepp.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Terry Cameron and Rev. Dade Kindrix officiating.

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

Active pallbearers were Paul Ray Parker, Don Ray Freeman, Calvin Warren, Edd Young, Jim Graves, and Arville Parker.

Nephews served as honorary pallbearers.

Elmer E. Whitson

Elmer E. Whitson, 77, of Knoxville died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Kenefic, Okla., he was a son of the late Robert Elmer and Mary Myrtle Marriott Whitson, retired master sergeant with the United States Air Force having served for 25 years during the Korean War and the Vietnam War, a retired postmaster of Knoxville Post Office with 15 years of service, and a member of the Rogers-Rye Post No. 2283 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ramona Whitson.

Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Stephen L. Whitson of Clarksville and James R. and Linda Whitson of Whitley City, Ky.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marla and Andy Arredondo and DeLayne and David McKnight, all of Clarksville; 11 grandchildren and spouses, Kimberly and Larland Mayfield of Norwood, Mo., Tabitha and Sam Wall of Mesquite, Texas, Stephen Whitson of Tampa Bay, Fla., Ramona and Frank Dickerson of Dallas, Texas, Chad and Kim Morrow of Clarksville, Brian Whitson of Fort Smith, Jimmy Arredondo of Nashville, Tenn., Chayo and Kevin Ross of Coshocton, Ohio, Amada Arredondo of Vacaville, Calif., D. W. and Lakisha McKnight of Coal Hill, and Rebecca McKnight of Arkadelphia; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Chappel of Clara, Okla., and Louise Swink of White Right, Texas; and one sister-in-law, Lois Whitson of Lake Kiowa, Texas.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith with Rev. Ira Taylor officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Pallbearers were Larland Mayfield, Chad Morrow, Sam Wall, D. W. McKnight, Jimmy Arredondo and Brian Whitson.

Mardie M. Webb

Mardie M. Webb, 89, of Conway, whose daughter and son-in-law, Lewis Ann and Emmett Thomas, reside in Clarksville, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at her home.

She was a native of Centerville in Faulkner County, daughter of the late George Walker and Mary Naomi Robertson McAlister, former resident of Dardanelle, member of the Presbyterian Church in Dardanelle, retired teacher, and for 25 years assisted her late husband, Dr. Lewis A. Webb, in his private practice at Dardanelle.

She is survived by one other daughter, Mary Louise Webb Fields of Conway; two grandchildren, Allen Fields and wife, Gail, of Crystal Springs, Minn., and Naomi O’Kelley and husband, Jonathan, of Conway; three great-grandchildren, Christopher and Ryan Fields of Crystal Springs, Minn., and Kayla O’Kelley of Conway; one stepgreat-grandson, Matt Martin of Crystal Springs, Minn.; two brothers, Floyd McAlister of Conway and Rev. J. L. McAlister and wife, Nita, of Farmersville, Calif.; and one sister, Ruth Llewellyn of Hector.

Graveside services and burial were at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Boiling Springs Cemetery in Hector with James McAlister officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle.

Robert W. Gayle

Robert Wayne Gayle, 69, of Santa Cruz, Calif., died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, while visiting family in Russellville.

A native of Abernathy, Texas, he was a son of the late John and Ruby Howard Gayle, former resident of Lamar, served in the Army National Guard, and was a farmer raising livestock and growing hay and grain. In 1977, he moved to Santa Cruz, Calif., where he was employed as an upholsterer for Santa Cruz Mattress and Upholstery. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Dianne Gayle.

He is survived by three sons, Robert C. Gayle and David G. Gayle, both of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Michael W. Gayle of Russellville; three sisters, Barbara McCarley and Claudine Dillard, both of Lamar, and Corrine Schaffer of Missouri; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, in Santa Cruz, Calif., with a private burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4040 Moorpark Avenue, Suite, 105, San Jose, CA 95117.

Reba Lou Odom

Reba Lou Odom, 78, of Fresno, Calif., died Oct. 28, 2005.

She was a native of Coal Hill, daughter of the late Everett and Emma Castleberry Hurst, widow of Owen R. Odom, graduate of Coal Hill High School and attended the University of the Ozarks. She moved to Richmond, Calif., during World War II and worked for a government office of the state of California prior to moving to Fresno, Calif. She was also a real estate broker, worked for many years as the executive secretary to the director of the California Southern Baptist Convention and was a member of Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Fresno, Calif.

Survivors include two sons, Mitchell W. Odom of Seattle, Wash., and Kevin R. Odom of Buenos Aires, Argentina; one brother, Harold Hurst of Leland, Miss.; and one sister, Anice Stevenson of Hernando, Miss.

Violet N. Vernon

Violet Nell Ledbetter Vernon, 72, of Russellville died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at her home.

A native of the Spadra Community, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Latitia Blevins Ledbetter, 1951 graduate of Hartman High School, Methodist, and manager at Skyline Bakery for 17 years, after which she managed the Dover Supermarket Bakery. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim, Don and Dougan Ledbetter and two sisters, Mary Jane and Nora Ledbetter.

Survivors include her husband, Carl Vernon; two daughters and one son-in-law, Anita Cox of Russellville and Patricia (Laney) and Preston Sweeden of Morrilton; one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and DeLyn Vernon of Portland, Texas; seven grandchildren, Angie Freeman and husband, Brent, of Russellville, Eric Cox and wife, Denise, of Maben, Miss., Daniel Cox and wife, Lynn, of Russellville, Sean Sweeden and Mallory Sweeden, both of Morrilton, and Tyler Vernon and Chance Vernon, both of Portland, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Jessica Young of Russellville and Savanna Freeman and Matt Freeman, both of Dover; one brother, Harry (Ike) Ledbetter of Abita Springs, La.; one sister, Frona Puckett of Pottsville; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Humphrey Chapel with Rev. Helen Hargreaves officiating. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.

Memorials may be made to the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham Street, Slot 816, Little Rock, AR 72205-9985.

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