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Annie C. Dahlem

Annie C. Dahlem, 85, of Hartman died Friday, July 28, 2006, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Hartman, she was the widow of Rupert J. Dahlem, and a member of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and the Mother’s Society.

She is survived by two daughters, Catherine Wiggins of Knoxville and Bert Wages of Hartman; two sons, Michael Dahlem of Altus and James W. Dahlem of Hartman; one sister, Marie Lingar of Hartman; two brothers, Frank J. Rofkahr of Hartman and Clarence Rofkahr of Clarksville; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Rosary service was held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, July 31, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Rev. William Wewers, O.S.B., officiating.

Burial was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Gene Raible, Chuck Lorfing, Richard Plugge, Frank Hilton, Les Arno, and Lou Gindler. The honorary pallbearer was Thomas Miller.

Betty J. Underwood

Betty Jane Underwood, 79, of Coal Hill died Saturday, July 29, 2006, at her home.

A native of the Strawberry Community, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Ella Mae Tenison Hardgrave, widow of J. R. Underwood, retired government inspector, and was preceded in death by one son, John Wilson; one brother, James Hardgrave; and one granddaughter, Deanna Brasel.

She is survived by one son, Jim Wilson and wife, Velma, of Coal Hill; two brothers, Frank Hardgrave of Hagarville and M. A. Hardgrave of Coal Hill; three grandchildren, Tony Wilson of Ozark, John Wilson of the U. S. Air Force in the Persian Gulf, and Donna Bunkers of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Minnow Creek Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Garner, Paul Brasel, Joe Hurst, Danny Thornebury, Carl Collins, and Ed Newsom.

Herbert Atkinson

Herbert Junior (Bill) Atkinson, 76, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of Johnson County, died Monday, July 24, 2006, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

He was a native of Delaware, son of the late Homer Herbert and Emma Anna Parsons Atkinson, served in the U. S. Army, employed in construction as a drywall hanger, former resident of Texas, Florida, Hartshorne, Okla., and the Chicago, Ill., area where he worked on the Sears Tower, and was of the Assembly of God faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Yates Atkinson; one brother; and two sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Barbara (Gary) Erb of Big Rapids, Mich.; two stepdaughters, Doris Jean Paver and Marilyn Allen, both of Illinois; one stepson, Richard Hobbs of Illinois; three sisters, Ann Wagganer of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Betty McCulley of Jackson, Mo., and Naomi (Lois) Newman of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two brothers, J. D. (Elaine) Atkinson of Edwardsville, Ill., and Arlis (Linda) Atkinson of Bradenton, Fla.; one grandson, Bryan (Jill) Wozny; one granddaughter, Danielle Wozny; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at Graves Cemetery in Delaware. Arrangements were under the direction of Ford and Sons Funeral Home of Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Memorials may be made to Teen Challenge International Mid-America or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Herman J. Wewers

Herman Joseph Wewers, 81, of Subiaco died Tuesday, July 11, 2006.

He was a son of the late John W. and Rose Lensing Wewers, retired Cloyes Gear Plant machine operator, member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Army veteran of the Korean War, and was preceded in death by one son, Donald Wewers; one daughter, Evelyn Wewers; and one sister, Stella Frederick.

Survivors are his wife, Stella Schluterman Wewers; three daughters, Patti Yarbrough of Scranton, Janet Smalley of Conway, S. C., and Anita Collier of Charleston; one son, Edward Wewers of Clarksville; two sisters, Tina Dixon of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Rosemary Reith of Fort Smith; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Rosary was at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Mass was at 10 a.m. Friday, July 14, at St. Benedict Catholic Church with burial in St. Benedict Cemetery under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.

Active pallbearers were Mitch Wewers, Marcus Wewers, Eric George, Andrew Collier, Jeremy Williams and Brad Williams.

Honorary pallbearers were Alex Scroggins, Adam Scroggins, Aaron Collier and Tyler Geels.

J. L. Bailey

J. L. (Jake) Bailey, 80, of Clarksville died Friday, July 28, 2006, at his home.

He was a son of the late George D. and Myrtis Smith Bailey, former resident of Bastrop, La., retired Bastrop, La., fireman, member of the Masonic Lodge in Bastrop, La., and Belle Grove Chapter No. 410 at Ludwig, World War II veteran, served in four major battles and received three bronze stars, oil field employee, store owner and operator, and member and deacon of the Ozone Full Gospel Church.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Bailey; two daughters, Polly Poynter of Ozone and Sarah Nelson and husband, Tony, of Bastrop, La.; three sons, Jess Lee Bailey Jr. and wife, Kay, of Ozone, Robert (Bob) Bailey and wife, Nancy, of Clarksville, and Max Bailey and wife, Emily, of Tucson, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, July 31, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Boen and Rev. Don Carey officiating. Burial, with masonic graveside services, was at Russell Cemetery in Ozone.

Mason members served as pallbearers.

L. Ruth Cowell

Laura Ruth Daniel Cowell, 79, of Russellville, Mo., formerly of Lamar, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at the home of her daughter, Anita Foster of Russellville, Mo.

A native of Lamar, she was a daughter of the late Seldon and Ada Reynolds Daniel, member of Holman Freewill Baptist Church, former resident of Kansas City, Mo., and Holden, Mo., retired clerk for Safeway Grocery Stores after 20-plus years of service, cattle farm owner, and was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Colvin.

Other than her daughter, she is survived by four sons, Stanley Cowell of Lamar, Robert Cowell of Russellville, James Mathie Cowell of Clarksville and Vonnon Cowell of Roscoe, Mo.; two stepsons, Stephen King of O’Fallen, Mo., and Robert (Mike) King of Kansas City, Kan.; four sisters, Ellen Johnson of Lamar, Louise Miller of Clarksville, Anna Bruce of Broomfield, Mo., and Mary Causey of Sikeston, Mo.; one brother, James Daniel of Lamar; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Holman Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. A second service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 31, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden, Mo., followed by burial at 3 p.m. at Benton Green Cemetery north of Roscoe, Mo.

Pallbearers were Stanley Cowell, Robert Cowell, James M. Cowell, Vonnon Cowell, Jake Foster and Jesse Foster.

Lillie E. Hays

Lillie E. Hays, 93, of Clarksville died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

She was a native of the Montana Community, daughter of the late Charles Franklin and Qualie Lucy Hooten Guthrie, widow of Ephus James Hays, member of the Crossroads Assembly of God Church and a bowling league member for many years.

Survivors include one daughter, Jurine Roberts of Clarksville; three sons, Ralph C. Adams of Hartman, James G. Hays of Russellville, and Mel Hays of Fayetteville; ten grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Shady Grove Cemetery with Rev. Leon Ketcherside officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Winnie P. Highfill

Winnie Pipkins Highfill, 90, of Hartman died Saturday, July 29, 2006, in Russellville.

A native of Ozark, she was the daughter of the late James and Josie Ella Green Highfill, widow of Thurman Highfill, and member of the Center Point Missionary Baptist Church and Coal Hill Extension Homemakers Club.

She is survived by one daughter, Gayle Bragg and husband, Charles, of Russellville; one son, Ronnie Highfill and wife, Jolene, of Rogers; three sisters, Faye Roble and Lexie Wyers, both of Clarksville, and Velta Sallis of Greenbrier; three grandchildren, Tiffany Highfill Evans and husband, Tom, of Garland, Texas; Brittany Highfill Peterson and husband, John, of Dallas, Texas; and Chanda Bragg Jordan and husband, Wesley, of Russellville; three great-grandchildren, Braden and Chase Jordan of Russellville and Riley Peterson of Dallas, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Center Point Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Patrick Trusty officiating.

Burial was in Kendall Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Steven Sosebee, Andy Highfill, Don Highfill, Justin Robertson, Darrell Burns, and Keith Pipkins.

Honorary pallbearers were James Burns, Eunice Highfill, Rosalee Harden, Helen Vaughn, and Billy Wyers.

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