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Angela Garcia

Angela Garcia, infant daughter of J. Isabel Garcia and Blanca Garcia of Clarksville, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock.

Other survivors are two brothers, Omar and Brian Garcia of Clarksville.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 20, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery with Rev. Hector Mendez officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Elvie B. Dossett

Elvie Belle (Billie) Dossett, 93, of Lamar died Monday, July 24, 2006, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Knoxville, widow of Rev. Joseph F. Dossett, daughter of the late Sydney Frank and Lizzie Sanders Clay, and was preceded in death by one grandchild.

Survivors include four daughters, Mary Childers and Ann Sparks, both of Lamar, Kay Cook of The Woodlands, Texas, and Loreta Goodson of Lufkin, Texas; one son, Paul Dossett of Lamar; ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Bethel Baptist Church of Knoxville with Rev. Lee Cording officiating.

Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Freda King Bock

Freda Lee King Bock, 81, of Clarksville died Friday, July 21, 2006, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late Guy and Malinda Askins King, widow of Ernest A. Bock, 1942 graduate of Clarksville High School, 1969 graduate of the University of the Ozarks, taught at Sallis Elementary School in Clarksville for several years having retired after 16 years teaching, and a member of the Johnson County Retired Teachers Association.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Spurlock of Clarksville and Lee Ann Amerson and husband, Russell, of Fairbanks, Alaska; one son, Larry K. Bock and wife, Louise, of Sumter, S. C.; and six grandchildren, Jennifer Armstrong and husband, Kent, of Fairbanks, Alaska, Dain Spurlock and wife, Amy, of Conway, Tom Bock of Franklin, N. C., Alan Bock and Ken Bock, both of Sumter, S. C., and Lora Bock of Atlanta, Ga.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Burley King and Rev. Jerome Kodell, O.S.B., officiating. Burial was in Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Russell Amerson, Dain Spurlock, Tom, Alan, and Ken Bock, and Ron Leonard.

Memorials may be made to Johnson County Public Library, No. 2 Taylor Circle, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Herman Hulsey

Herman Hulsey, former resident of Clarksville, died Thursday, July 20, 2006, in Paris, Texas.

He retired in 1990 as a field supervisor for Tyson Foods in Clarksville.

John W. Williamson

John W. Williamson, 86, of Clarksville died Monday, July 24, 2006, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Ozark, he was a son of the late John W. and Nora Evans Williamson, member of the Harmony Presbyterian Church, Navy veteran of World War II, and retired freight company manager. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ed Williamson; one grandson, Steven McCord; and one half-sister, Iva Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Garrett Williamson; one daughter, Jo McCord and husband, Ron, of Broken Arrow, Okla.; one grandson, Jeff McCord of Dallas, Texas; and two great-grandchildren, Presley McCord and Savannah McCord, both of Broken Arrow, Okla.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 28, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with burial in the Harmony Cemetery.

Mary Jane Silvey

Mary Jane (Janie) Silvey, 57, of Clarksville died Thursday, July 20, 2006, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Wright Guinnip, retired Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department employee, and was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Haberlein.

Survivors include one daughter, Alicia Lynn Silvey Morrow of Clarksville; two brothers, Donald and Jesse Frank Guinnip of Clarksville; one sister, Cathrine Cowell of Clarksville; and three grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Boen officiating. Burial was in Fort Douglas Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Scott Guinnip, Roy Young, Brandon Young, Ronald Scarberry, Ronald Griffin, and Gerald Cowell.

Honorary pallbearers were Michael Guinnip and Mark Manley.

Roberta J. Pixley

Roberta Jean Pixley, 52, of Mulberry, sister of Tonie Cross of Clarksville, died Monday, July 17, 2006, at her home. She was a native of Joplin, Mo.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Pixley; one daughter, Shavon McCowan of Mulberry; one son, Duaine Rye of Hot Springs; two stepsons, Bobby Pixley of Rudy and Jake Pixley of Greenwood; mother, Margie Baxter of Mulberry; one other sister, Viola Cheater of Van Buren; one brother, David Baxter of Winslow; and seven grandchildren.

The body was cremated. Arrangements were under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.

Steele Hayes Colvin

Graveside services and burial for Steele “Hayes” Colvin, 86, of Eagle Point, Ore., who died Friday, July 14, 2006, at his home, were at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Holman Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

He was a World War II veteran, retired from McClellan Air Force Base after 32 years of service, and was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Helen Colvin.

Survivors include four sons, Fred Colvin, Jerry Colvin, Roger Colvin, and Robert Colvin; one brother, Ward Colvin; one sister, Gladys Smith; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Verna L. Dennison

Verna Lee Dennison, 75, of Clarksville died Friday, July 21, 2006, at her home.

She was a Jehovah’s Witness, daughter of the late Jasper and Ella Fern Dennison Hodges, widow of Albert R. Dennison, and was preceded in death by three brothers, Virgil, Roy and Albert Eugene Hodges; and two sisters, Clara Griffin and Belma Pedigo.

Survivors include five daughters, Donna Griffith and James, Sharon Bragg and David, and Carla Glenn and Joe, all of Clarksville, Bonnie Oldham and Kim of Denver, Colo., and Linda Dean and Randy Freeman of Springfield, Mo.; three sons, Albert Dennison and Debbie of Clarksville, and Mike Dennison and Kay and Rick Dennison and Wendy, all of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother, Robert Hodges of Springfield, Ill.; two sisters, Juanita Murphey and Kirby of Springfield, Ill., and Vonnie Fulcher; 21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Clarksville with Roy Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Crestlawn Crematory in Conway.

Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

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