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Amber Marie Periman

Amber Marie Periman, 17, of Lamar died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, at Saint Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Highway 292 on Monday, Aug. 7.

She was a native of Clarksville, senior at Clarksville High School where she was a member of the FFA, and was an organ donor to six recipients through the Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency. Her hobbies included art, horseback riding, and fishing. She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Richard and Ervine Periman; and maternal grandfather, Roger Umholtz.

Survivors include her parents, Doyle and Mary Periman of Lamar; grandparents, Janet and Roger Patrick of Ozark; and fiance, Brian Molczyk of Grand Island, Neb.

Funeral was at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at the East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating.

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

Active pallbearers were Kenny Bridgewater, Martin Boen, Kevin Freeman, Matt Jones, Joey Gibson, and Shannon Davidson.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the 2007 senior class and FFA at Clarksville High School.

Carolyn Bush Dobbins

Carolyn Bush Dobbins, 86, of Cedaredge, Colo., died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at Sunrise Homes Care Center near Delta, Colo.

She was a former resident of Clarksville, daughter of the late Lee and Lou M. Bush, 1938 graduate of Clarksville High School where she served as editor of the school paper, employee of the Johnson County Graphic while attending the University of the Ozarks, former publisher of three newspapers in New Mexico and Colorado, former resident of Grand Junction Colo., where she did volunteer work with the American Red Cross and St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center, and she, along with her husband, Wallace Dobbins, received the University of the Ozarks 2006 Legacy award.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, David, and one grandson, Dylan, of Grand Junction, Colo.; and two cousins, Henry Walton of Clarksville and Fred W. Walton of Bethesda, Md.

Final rites were in Olathe, Colo.

Dorothy L. Shomber

Dorothy L. Shomber, 59, of Clarksville died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a native of Coal Hill, daughter of the late Jasper and Nora Davis Thompson, graduate of Torrance High School in Torrance, Calif., retired secretary, and member of Faith Community Church.

Survivors include her husband, Stephen G. Shomber; one daughter, Cindy Shomber of Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Tim Connor of Santa Clarita, Calif.; one brother, Jay Thompson of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and four grandchildren, Bethany Shomber and Nathan Shomber of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jack Connor and Megan Connor, both of Santa Clarita, Calif.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jill Perdue officiating. Burial was in Coal Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Greg Thompson, Don Garrett, J. D. Jaggers, Leroy Jaggers, Mike Sights, and Barry Park.

Eleanor Fikes

Eleanor Fikes, 78, of Benton, mother of Nancy A. Fikes of Clarksville, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at Saline Memorial Hospital.

She was a native of Elk City, Okla., daughter of the late Earl and Beatrice Bohannon Dawson, widow of Austin R. Fikes, member of the First Baptist Church in Benton and the First Baptist Choir, charter member of Riverdale Garden Club and Designers Garden Club of Little Rock, member of the Benton Literary Guild, charter member of Talisman Club, and a lifetime judge of National Federation of Garden Clubs.

Survivors include one son, Dr. John D. Fikes and wife, Chris Covey Fikes, of San Diego, Calif.; one other daughter, Cindy A. Fikes of Benton; two grandchildren, Anne Eleanor Fikes and Austin Covey Fikes; and one sister, Dorothy Oswalt of North Little Rock.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, in the chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home with Dr. Rick Grant and Rev. David Pierce officiating. A private inurnment will be held later at New Rosemont Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the music department of the First Baptist Church of Benton.

Haskell D. Harkreader

Haskell D. Harkreader, 82, of Hartman died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at the Veterans Administration Hospital.

A native of Hartman, he was a son of the late Roach and Iver Whitaker Harkreader, and a retired farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Ardella Harkreader; two daughters, Carolyn Harkreader of Hartman and Judy Weathers of the Flat Rock Community; two sons, David Harkreader and Larry Harkreader, both of Hartman; one brother, J. R. Harkreader of Hartman; two grandchildren, Billy Weathers of Hartman and Angel Blackburn of Fayetteville; and one great-grandchild, Hunter.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Larry Horne officiating. Burial was in Hartman Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Donnie Harkreader, Charles Johnson, Duel Miller, Perry Houston, Billy Harris, Mike Fowler, Eric James, and Ronnie James.

Rev. Howard Linton

Rev. Dr. Howard Linton, 85, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, in San Antonio, Texas.

He was a native of Coal Hill, son of the late Riley and Johnnie Linton, graduate of John Brown University in Siloam Springs and attended Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo. He pastored churches in Maryville, Mo., and Dayton, Texas. He received chaplain training at the Institute of Religion in Houston, Texas, and was honored as “Outstanding Chaplain” by the College of Chaplains in 1990 with highest honors.

Rev. Linton worked as a chaplain at Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. He began the hospital chaplaincy at Baptist Memorial Hospital System in 1960 which was the second in Texas. He trained hospital chaplains of all denominations throughout the United States and also trained Catholic priests in Santiago, Chile. Rev. Linton served as an interim pastor at many Baptist churches in San Antonio, Texas.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Wanda D. Linton; one son, Jim Linton and wife, Jackie, of San Antonio, Texas; one daughter, Jeanne Reimers and husband, Steve, of Falls Church, Va.; three grandchildren, Lee Linton, Christy Keys and Nicole Doering; and three great-grandchildren, Carter Mangum, Kaylee Linton and Zachary Linton.

John T. Crews

John T. Crews, 81, of Hope, whose daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Ken Golden, reside in Clarksville, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, at a Texarkana hospital.

He was a native of Starksville, Miss., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John T. (Bess Owen) Crews Sr., and was preceded in death by one brother, Jess Crews; and one sister, Virginia Poovey.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Mullins Crews; two sons, Russell Crews and Paula of Star City and Alan Crews and Carrie of St. Louis, Mo.; two other daughters, Kathy Holtz and Bo Quirk of Washington, La., and Marcia Shannon and Earl of Gainesville, Texas; three sisters-in-law, Rita Crews of Winter Park, Fla., Vadine Mullins of Memphis, Tenn., and Fay Wright of Mountain Home; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday, Aug. 12, at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home in Hope with Rev. Earl Cumbie officiating.

Velva Dean Denton

Velva Dean Dixon Denton, 80, of Clarksville died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, in Little Rock.

She was a Baptist and was preceded in death by her parents, Arch A. and Ocie Needham Dixon; husband, Morris Denton; one daughter, Loualla Hamilton; and one sister, Betty Bowers.

She is survived by one daughter, Marcella Walls of Little Rock; two sons, Kenneth Denton of Clarksville and Roy Denton of Dublin; one sister, Coleen Snow of Little Rock; two brothers, Harold Dixon of Clarksville and Bud Dixon of Hartman; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Roller Funeral Chapel in Paris.

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