Memorial services for Amber Drake, 23, of Whitehouse, Texas, who died Sept. 25, 2006, in Whitehouse, Texas, were at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in the chapel of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home. Burial followed at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Reynolds Cemetery at Lamar.
She was a native of Wichita, Kan., and former resident of Pleasanton and Sulphur Springs, Texas.
Survivors include her parents, Dwight and Christy Thrasher; one son, Trevor Lee Massey; sister, Julianne Thrasher; and grandparents, Ralph and Stella Pruitt and Edna Dunham.
Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Bobby Joe Duncan
Bobby Joe Duncan, 73, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, in Antlers, Okla.
He was a native of Finley, Okla., served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War, was a teacher and coach for 16 years and owned and operated several businesses throughout southeastern Okla.
Survivors include his wife, Freda Rainwater Duncan; one daughter, Connie Akard of Kosomo, Okla., three sons, Mike, Charlie and Dodd of Antlers, Okla.; two stepdaughters, Lesa Davis of Pauls Valley, Okla., and Angela Clark of Colcord, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Keri Haymon of Antlers, Okla., Cody and Cassey Akard of Kosomo, Okla., Courtney, Clayton and Cash Duncan of Antlers, Okla., Chloe Duncan of Powderly, Texas; three stepgrandchildren, Tyler and Kyle Davis and Dally Kay Clark; and six great-grandchildren, Carley, Brody, Cason, Krista, Kennedy and Mylie.
A memorial service was held Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Church of Christ in Antlers, Okla. Burial was in Finley Cemetery in Finley, Okla.
Betty Ruth Pitts
Betty Ruth Winfield Pitts, 77, of Ozone died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, at her home.
She was a daughter of the late John Henry and Martha Jane Warren Winfield, Baptist, and was preceded in death by four brothers, Mitchel, Menless, Ancel and Kenneth Winfield.
Survivors include her husband, Clifton O. Pitts; four sons, Bobby Joe Daniel of Lamar, Don Pitts of Ozone, Marty Pitts of Pottsville, and Kim Daniel of Lamar; one daughter, Teresia Palmer of Lamar; two sisters, Evelen Boen of Lamar and Alma Casey of Arcata, Calif.; two brothers, Omer Winfield of Oklahoma and John Winfield of Arcata, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in the Minnow Creek Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Brett Daniel, Kevin Okley, Kevin Newman, Michael Daniel, Chris Pickett, and Shawn Weldon.
Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Gschwend and James Parker.
Carl E. Kirshberger
Carl Edmund Kirshberger, 74, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at his home.
He was born at Lutherville, son of the late U. M. and Helen Steuber Kirshberger, graduate of Lamar High School, member of the First Presbyterian Church, owner and operator of Kirshberger Service Station for 43 years prior to retiring, former chief of the Clarksville Fire Department where he was a member for 39 years and was preceded in death by his wife, Uldean Johnson Kirshberger.
Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Kirshberger of Clarksville; one son, Michael Kirshberger of San Diego, Calif.; one sister, Kathryn Schkade and husband, Ray, of Giddings, Texas; one brother, Walt Kirshberger and wife, Bonnie, of Hensley; and one grandson, Gabriel Kirshberger and wife, Kim, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the First Presbyterian Church with Wesley Kendrick officiating.
Burial will be in Stillwell Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Pitts and past and present members of the Clarksville Fire Department.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Needy Paws Animal Shelter, P. O. Box 523, Clarksville, AR 72830.
Donald E. Upton
Donald Edward Upton, 69, of Clarksville died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at the Clarksville Convalescent Home.
A native of Dustin, Okla., he was a son of the late Jessie James and Dorthy Ralston Upton, Navy veteran, and was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Upton; one sister, Peggy Davidson; and stepfather, Jim Ford.
Survivors include one son, Terry Upton of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Gary Upton of Warner, Okla., and James Ford of Knoxville; one grandchild, Nathan Upton of San Diego, Calif.; and foster son, Patrick Wood of Clarksville.
Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle.
Earl Childers, 90, of Clarksville died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at AMI St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.
He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Clarksville and CCC Camp at Ozone, former employee of Eureka Brick and Tile and Lewis and Clark Chevrolet Company, self-employed truck driver with Childers Trucking, son of the late John Richards and Annie Hyatt Childers, and was preceded in death by five brothers, Dewey, Vic, Claude, Burl and Jewel Childers; and three sisters, Norma Gibre, Lois Crowder, and Maudie Childers.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva Edwards Childers; three sons, Larry McDowell of Van Buren, Tony Childers and wife, Francine, of Dardanelle, and Jerry Don Childers of Clarksville; five grandchildren, Jay McDowell and fiance, Michelle Mallot, of Conway, Traci Noblett and husband, Stacey, and Bobby Childers and wife, Mikelynn, all of Dardanelle, Julie Tharp of Centerville, and Samantha Childers of Clarksville; and four great-grandchildren, Anthony and Katie Parsons, Harlie Childers and Cory Stevens.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the First Assembly of God Church in Clarksville with Rev. Dade Kindrix, Rev. Terry Cameron, and Wesley Kendrick officiating.
Burial will be in Lamar Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers will be Steve Childers, Jack Hodge, Jim Rudder, Larry Rudder, Steve Willis, and Eugene McGuire.
Honorary pallbearers will be Perry Harness, Roy Graves, Jerry Leavell, Levi Willis, and Nelson Teague.
Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Church, 2126 West Main Street, Clarksville, AR 72830.
Edna M. Hosking
Edna Myrtle Hosking, 76, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at her home.
She was a daughter of the late Olof J. and Eleanor Christensen, widow of Robert Frank Krans and Albert Hosking, member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, clerk/typist and licensed vocational nurse.
She is survived by three daughters, Valerie Jean Pentzer of Clarksville, Candy Willes of Logan, Utah, and Susan Dillinger of Roseboro, N. C.; two sons, Robert Krans Jr. and Sam Hosking, both of Roseboro, N. C.; one sister, Marilynn Jensen of Rio Linda, Calif.; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with burial following in the Sunset Lawn Memorial Park in Sacramento, Calif. Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers were Eric Pentzer, Jeremy Willes and Joseph Willes.
Gran Reynolds, 97, of Clarksville died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at his home.
A native of Johnson County, he was a son of the late Henry B. and Selma Nichols Reynolds, member of the Church of Christ, former owner and operator of Reynolds Grocery and Cotton Gin in Lamar, Johnson County tax assessor for ten years, and an employee of Farmers Bank and Trust for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Neva Hodges Reynolds; and one daughter, Juanita Henry.
Survivors include two daughters, Winnie McReynolds and Karen Johnson and husband, Don, all of Clarksville; five grandchildren, Bill Henry, Craig Parks and Kim Shook and husband, Benny, all of Clarksville, Roy U. Slocum Jr. and wife, Nancy, of Branson, Mo., and David R. Slocum and wife, Paula, of Shreveport, La.; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and special friends, Gladys Johnson and family.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with John Ballard officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Bill Henry, Roy U. Slocum Jr., David R. Slocum, Craig Parks, Lloyd Reynolds, Norman Reynolds, and Trenton Parks.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Jack Patterson, Lee White, Bob Hurley, and Don Johnson.
James N. York
James N. York, 79, of Knoxville died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, at his home.
A native of Osage, he was a son of the late John Campbell and Edna Ann Andrews York, and a retired truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Anna York; one daughter, Rita Ramsey of Knoxville; one son, Jimmy C. York of Waldorf, Md.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Knoxville Cemetery with Rev. David Zeiler officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Richard R. Brown
Richard Randolph Brown, 62, of Deer died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a son of the late James Owen and Elma Roe Wilson, employed as a farmer and logger, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Catherine Baughman.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jane Pendergraft Brown of Deer; five daughters, Nadine Brown of Oregon, Tamra Nichols of Cecil, Doris Walls of Ozark, Rebecca Jones of Charleston, and Merinda Brown of Fallsville; eight sons, Randy Brown of Texas, Jerrime Brown of Lurton, Johnathan Brown of Shiloh, and Ezra Brown, Timothy Brown, Micheal Brown, Issac Brown, and Jubal Brown, all of Fallsville; one sister, Nellie Henley of Seagoville, Texas; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at Union Grove Cemetery near Nail with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
The eight sons served as pallbearers.
Sarah M. Parker
Sarah May Parker, 64, of Barling, sister of Ruby Parker of Clarksville, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at her home.
She was a native of Ozark, daughter of the late Alex A. and June McMillan Parker, member of the Kingdon Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Clarksville, a licensed practical nurse for 30 years, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Carmen Anderson.
Survivors include one son, William (Billy) Ray (Spud) Anderson of Barling; one brother, Jerry L. Parker of Ozark; two other sisters, Ruth Russell of Barling and Bonnie Sanders of Fort Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Clarksville followed by graveside services at Jackson Cemetery in Franklin County. The body was cremated under the direction of Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith.