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Bobby C. Henry

Bobby C. Henry, 66, of Mulberry, brother of Lynn Meurer of Hartman, died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at Mulberry.

He was a native of Mulberry, son of the late Albert and Ruth Huggins Henry, retired from the U. S. Army and was a member of Mulberry First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ila Nichols Henry; one daughter, Angie Chrisco of Paragould; one son, Jeff Henry of Mulberry; one stepdaughter, Tammie Richie of Mulberry; three other sisters, Erma Scott of Paragould, Reta Moore of Lavaca, and Helen Brigance of Fayetteville; one brother, Leroy Henry of Jonesboro; and two grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Mulberry First Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Harrilson officiating.

Burial was at Rankin Cemetery near Ozark under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Mulberry.

Craig A. Marvel

Graveside services and burial for Craig Alan Marvel, 45, of Conway, who died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at Conway Regional Medical Center were at 10 a.m. Friday, May 26, at the Hartman Cemetery with Rev. Larry Pillow officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

He was a 1979 graduate of Conway High School, employee of Crow-Burlingame Auto Parts Store, member and pianist of Zion Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by one sister, Jo Ann Marvel; and grandparents, Florine Hatcher Green, Clarence Green, Albert and Hazel Poyner Marvel, M. D. Whatley and Henry Slankard.

Survivors are his parents, Bruce and Pat Marvel of Russellville; one brother, Thomas Marvel of Russellville; grandmother, Iona Slankard of El Dorado; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Florence T. Jones

Florence Thomas Roper Jones, 94, of Hagarville died Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a member of the Lee’s Chapel Assembly of God Church, daughter of the late James J. and Annie Sanders Thomas, widow of Richard M. Jones, and was preceded in death by one son, Charles Roper, and one grandson, Larry Cowell.

Survivors are one daughter, Evelyn Emerson of Hagarville; four stepchildren; three sisters, May English and Essie Freeman, both of Lamar, and Ruby Ewton of Oklahoma; and five grandchildren, Linda Oneal and husband, Gene, of Springdale, Ronnie Cowell and wife, Sheliah, of Lamar, Charlotte Williams of Rogers, Brian Roper and Sherry Deal and husband, Randy, all of Dover; and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Annie’s Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bobby English, Larry English, Don Freeman, Gary Robbins, Brian Roper, and Justin Cowell.

James W. Bailey

James W. Bailey, 68, of Clarksville died Thursday, May 25, 2006, at his home.

He was a retired director of Arkansas Environmental Academy in Camden, served on water, waste water, solid waste, and recycling boards where he was the recipient of numerous honors and awards, son of the late Drayfus and Ruth E. Moore Bailey, and was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Bailey, and one brother, Jerry Bailey.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon M. Bailey; three daughters, Angela Vaught and husband, Herb, of Altus, Tammy Pearson of Richmond, Va., and Melodye Stickley and husband, Russell, of Hartman; and seven grandchildren, Cody and Alexandria Vaught, Nick Helms, Collin and Katie Pearson, and Brittney and Quincey Stickley.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 29, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness with Don Collie officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Needy Paws or Johnson County Public Library.

Jackie W. Banning

Jackie W. Banning, 66, of Scranton died Sunday, May 28, 2006, in Clarksville.

He was born at Cecil to Alex and Sarah Pippin Banning, member of Northside Baptist Church in Charleston and a retired carpenter and farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Banning; one sister, Phyllis Lemon of Van Buren; and one sister, A. C. Banning of Charleston.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Smith Mortuary Chapel with burial in McKendree Cemetery north of Subiaco.

Pallbearers will be Donald Thompson, Billy Hughes, Angelo Palarino, Tim Moffet, Russell Houser, and Philip Benard.

Michael E. Conley

Michael E. Conley, 49, of Ozark, brother of Denise Belt of Hunt, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at his home.

He was an Army veteran, painter, native of Fort Polk, La., and son of the late Ruby Smith Conley.

Survivors are one daughter, Shannon Conley of Saltillo, Miss.; one son, Ross Conely of Saltillo, Miss.; father, Bill Conley of Ozark; two other sisters, Rita Harris of Alma and Melissa Pannell of Ozark; four brothers, Russell, Robert and Dennis Conley, all of Texas, and Billy Conley of Ozark; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 25, at Cass Cemetery with Rev. Jan Akins officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Nick and Chris Schwartz, Dusty Thomas, Tim Pannell, David Belt, and Harvey Hill.

Opal H. Barnes

Opal Holland Barnes, 87, of Tulare, Calif., died May 2, 2006.

A native of Lamar, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Mary Lou Hughes Holland, reared and educated in the Greenwood Community near Altus, widow of Clyde Estes and Glenn Barnes, Baptist, and was preceded in death by one grandson, Mark Clark; three brothers, Blondell, Dwight and Chaylon Holland; and two sisters, Ruth Williams and Eria Mooney.

Survivors include one daughter, Wilma Estes Clark of Tulare, Calif.; one brother, Jack Holland of Visalia, Calif.; two sisters, Fern Davis of Tulare, Calif., and Verna Dean of Dinuba, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Ed Clark Jr. and Fonda DeAzevedo.

Funeral and burial were in Visalia, Calif.

Paul W. Powers

Paul Wesley Powers, 32, of Ozark, formerly of Clarksville, died Friday, May 19, 2006, in Ozark.

Survivors include two sons, Gavin Reilly and Justice Blade Powers, both of Lamar; parents, Billy and Susan Bennett of California and Dr. Allan and Sylvia Walker of Ozark; four sisters, Kimberly Ramos of California, Charity Darter of Cecil, and Stacy Lambert and Paulette Hoyle of Little Rock; one brother, William Bennett of California; and fiance, Holly Parrish of Lamar.

A memorial service is pending but will be announced later by Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Viola E. Tipton

Viola Elizabeth Williams Tipton, 92, of Joplin, Mo., formerly of Clarksville, died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at National Healthcare Center in Joplin, Mo.

She was a daughter of the late Solen and Nancy Armenda Russell Williams, widow of Rex M. Tipton, member of Clarksville First Baptist Church, attended Johnson and Crawford County Schools and Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, former owner of Tipton Motor Company with car dealership for Studebaker, Packard and Jeep, an artist whose paintings were shown in many exhibits, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Jewell Lorene Williams Laster and Margaret Alice Williams Wood.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Bill Orbin of Joplin, Mo., and Dortha and George Metcalf of Las Cruces, N. M.; one son, Roger Tipton of Little Rock; one brother, Clarence R. Williams of Ozark; one sister, Bessie Mae Williams Brown of Van Buren; five grandchilren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Private graveside services and burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Oakland Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Usery officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Fort Smith Art Center, 423 North 6th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Walter O. Marler

Walter Owen Marler, 57, of Henryetta, Okla., father of James Marler of Clarksville, died Saturday, May 27, 2006.

He was formerly of Philpot Valley, Okla., son of the late Walter Owen Marler Sr. and Hazel Marler of Henryetta, Okla., member of the Masonic Lodge and the Word of Truth Tabernacle of Van Buren, and retired employee of Ceco Construction in Knoxville.

Survivors include one daughter, Kutina Ray of Van Buren; one other son, Owen Marler Jr. of Van Buren; three grandsons, Joshua Ray, and Blaze and Braxton Marler; two sisters, Betty Applegate of Muldrow, Okla., and Gale Dillon of Henryetta, Okla.; two brothers, Bill Marler of Missouri and Wallace Marler of Henryetta, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 1, at Senora Cemetery in Henryetta, Okla.

Active pallbearers will be Billy Marler, Bobby Wilcox, Bobby Wilcox Jr., David Wilcox and Steve Wilcox.

Honorary pallbearers will be Waylon Marler, Johnny Sanders, James Dalham and Jerry Parker.

Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Shurden Funeral Home in Henryetta, Okla.

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