June 16, 2021

12/20/2006

Carroll D. Pruett

Carroll Dean Pruett, 75, of Clarksville died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, at First Freewill Baptist Church.

He was a son of the late Burl William and Dora Ellen Duvall Pruett, graduate of Lakeside High School, member of Cherry Street Baptist Church and the Gideon’s International, Army Corps of Engineers officer during the Korean War, Birmingham area manager of the Pet Milk Company, operated Pruett’s Country Store from 1967-1972, and opened and operated Pruett’s Water Conditioning Company from 1972 until his retirement in 1989.

Survivors include his wife, Nita Rose Frazier Pruett; two sons, Michael Alan and wife, Sheena Highfill Pruett of Springdale and Gary Dean and wife, Pam Bartlett Pruett, of Clarksville; one brother, John David Pruett and wife, Beverly, of Fresno, Calif.; one sister, Francille Osuna and husband, Richard, of Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren, April and husband, Jeremy Mays, Alicia and husband, Jeremy Proctor, and Gary Allen Pruett and wife, Regina, all of Clarksville, Kristopher Pruett and wife, Amy, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Shondra Pruett of Dallas, Texas; and five great-grandchildren, Rocky Pruett Mays, Maddi Pruett Mays, Alayna Pruett, Payton Pruett, and Gary A. Pruett Jr., all of Clarksville.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Cherry Street Baptist Church in Clarksville with Rev. Jeff Brewer, Rev. Bob Oden, and Rev. Robert Williams.

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

Active pallbearers will be Gary Pruett, Jeremy Mays, Jeremy Proctor, Geary Roberts, Jonathan Roberts, and Steve Gonzales.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rocky Pruett Mays, Kris Pruett, Don Cater, Mark Witherspoon, Darrell Timmerman, and Gary Rhinehart.

Memorials may be made to the Gideon’s International.

Enola Fern Wise

Enola Fern Wise, 81, of Clarksville died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late Charles Edgar Rachels and the late Maude Lee Johnson Rachels, and retired secretary with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Wise; one daughter, Alice Lee Wise of Laurel, Miss.; one son, James Michael Wise of Livermore, Calif.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The body was cremated.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Roller-Cox Funeral Chapel with Rev. Vernon Bass officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

Herman D. O’Hara

Herman Daniel O’Hara, 85, of Lamar died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at his home.

He was a retired truck driver, son of the late Elizabeth Ramsey O’Hara and the late William Thomas O’Hara, and was preceded in death by one son, Michael Daniel O’Hara.

Survivors include his wife, Tommie Jean Whatenbarger O’Hara; one daughter, Gay Lynn Sesny of Lamar; five sisters, Inez McKay of Greenville, Texas, Margaret Jones of Rockwall, Texas, Frances Gillispie of Van Dalia, Ohio, Barbra Rockwell of Poolville, Texas, and Martha Darnell of Ron Oak, Texas; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Coker Mathews Funeral Home in Greenville, Texas. Burial was in in Memory Land Cemetery in Greenville, Texas.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Herla Yates

Herla Yates, 87, of Oark died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

He was a son of the late English L. and Maude Acord Yates, Navy veteran, retired poultry farmer and timber employee and was preceded in death by his wife, Dew Yates; and one son, Bryan Yates.

He is survived by one son, Gary Yates and wife, Carolyn, of Oark; and two grandchildren, Mark Yates of Pine Bluff and Matt Yates of Russellville.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, at the Yale Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Marie H. Ingram

Anna Marie Hervey Ingram, 93, of Clarksville died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006.

Born in Clarksville June 8, 1913, to David William and La-Mira Ann Green Hervey, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Floyd Ingram.

She was a graduate of Arkansas Cumberland Academy (formerly in Clarksville) and a 1933 graduate of The College of the Ozarks (now University of the Ozarks), member of First Presbyterian Church for 83 years, ordained elder and held many offices in the women’s associaton, twice she served as chair of a committee to redecorate and renovate the Presbyterian Church and was instrumental in getting it placed on the Historical Register. She was also active in many school, community and college organizations.

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Nancy Benson Nicol officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Marie H. Ingram or Frank F. Ingram Scholarship at the University of the Ozarks, Office of Advancement, 415 North College Avenue, Clarksville, AR 72830, First Presbyterian Church, 212 North College Avenue, Clarksville, AR 72830, Needy Paws Animal Shelter, 1100 East Main Street, Clarksville, AR 72830 or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Survivors are one daughter, Mira Ann Leister, and son-in-law, Marvin Leister Jr. of Fayetteville; numerous cousins and friends, as well as her beloved cat, Gray Buddy.

Robert Cooksey

Robert (Cookie) Cooksey, 73, of Scranton died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Whittier, Calif., he was a son of the late Floyd R. and Gladys J. Kennedy Cooksey, graduate of Whittier (California) High School, retired truck driver, Army veteran of the Korean War, member of Scranton American Legion, New Blaine VFW, and Masonic Lodge, and was preceded in death by one son, Robert W. Cooksey.

He is survived by four daughters, Kim Dewitt and husband, Doug, of Scranton, Jill Linn and Suzanne Dewitt, both of Paris, and Jana Williams and husband, Ed, of Clarksville; one son, Joey Cline of Sacramento, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Bobby Redding of Coalinga, Calif., Daniel Hohf of the U. S. Army, Brett Dewitt, Dylan Dewitt, and Beau Dewitt, all of Scranton, Trevor Dewitt and Trey Dewitt, both of Paris, Josh Williams of Clarksville, and Tiffany Williams of Ozark; and five great-grandchildren, Lyric Redding, Odessa Redding and Darien Redding, all of Coalinga, Calif., Tara Williams of Clarksville, and Emily Owen of Ozark.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, at West Mount Zion Cemetery near Hartman with Rev. Clark Snow officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

William M. Terry Jr.

William Morris (Punky) Terry Jr., 39, of Flippin, died Friday, Dec. 8, at his home.

He was a native of Indianapolis, Ind.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Carolyn and Tom Martin of Flippin; father, William Morris Terry Sr. of Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers, Jake Martin of Bull Shoals and Darrin Terry of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Sheila Terry of Scranton and Melissa Terry of Indianapolis, Ind.; maternal grandparents, Lou and Truman Hutchinson of Lamar; paternal grandmother, Thelma Conley of Medaryville, Ind.; one niece; and four nephews.

Services are private. Arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home in Yellville.

Orville L. Miller

Orville Lawrence Miller, 88, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at his home.

A native of Fairland, Okla., he was a son of the late Martin E. and Etta B. Goode Miller, lifelong member of the Knights of Pythias, retired owner of a Firestone Store and Conoco Station, Navy veteran of World War II, and attended East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist Church.

He is survived by four daughters, Rosemary Fisher and husband, Von, of Columbia, S. C., Ragene Moessinger and Lynnell Howard and husband, Morgan, all of Clarksville, and Lee Ann Longbotham and husband, Jerry, of Capitan, N. M.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway, Suite 3, Russellville, AR 72801 or East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist Church, P. O. Box 307, Clarksville, AR 72830.

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