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4/4/2007

Doug E. Caldwell


Doug E. Caldwell, 59, of Clarksville died Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at his home.

A native of Brinkley, he was a son of the late Gene Caldwell, graduate of Brinkley High School, member of the Clarksville First United Methodist Church and the Clarksville Kiwanis Club, agency manager for Johnson County Farm Bureau at Clarksville for 23 years, and a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Chris Caldwell; three daughters, Stormey Chastain and husband, Lance, of Jonesboro, Taylor Miller and husband, Adam, of Little Rock, and Kelly Cole of Fayetteville; one stepson, Jeff  Bias and wife, Kim, of Houston, Texas; one stepdaughter, Vicki Bias of Houston, Texas; mother, Jean Sabatier of Van Buren; two sisters, Brenda Caldwell of Fort Smith and Mary Beth Green and husband, Rick, of Van Buren; one grandchild, Jack Chastain of Jonesboro; two stepgrandchildren, Trenten and Jackson Bias of Houston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the First United Methodist Church in Clarksville with Rev. Doug Criss officiating.
Active pallbearers were Keith Eichenberger, Marty Wilkins, Kris Muldoon, Todd Glover, Patrick Williams, Steve Morgan and Jim Carroll III.

Honorary pallbearers were Johnson County Farm Bureau board members.

Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway, Suite 3, Russellville, AR 72801.

Graveside memorial services will be held at a later date at Heber Springs.


Joe F. Hill


Joe F. Hill, 72, of  Clarksville died Wednesday, March 28, 2007.

He was born in Turner to Bryan and Edith Hill, attended Marvel schools, was a former resident of West Memphis, employee of  Cincinnati Systems in Memphis, Tenn., 25-plus years, and was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Hill; one son, Joe F. Hill Jr.; and one brother, Boyd Hill.

Survivors include his children, Mike and Jeanie Hill of Fayetteville, Pam Crafton of Memphis, Tenn., Linda and Joe Baratti of Crawfordsville, Carolyn Langston of Horn Lake, Miss., and Jamelle Green of Parkin; siblings, Joyce Garland of Memphis, Tenn., Max Hill of Clarksville, Kenneth Hill of Heber Springs, and Marie Lumpkin of Paragould; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Crittenden Memorial Cemetery in Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Homes of West Memphis.


Dean W. Blackburn


Dean William Blackburn, 102, of Little Rock, formerly of Conway, died Sunday, March 25, 2007.

A native of the Harmony Community, he was a son of the late Mansul William and Ida King Blackburn, attended elementary school in Harmony and graduated from the College of the Ozarks Academy in 1925. He received a BSA from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 1930, an MS in agricultural economics from Iowa State College (now Iowa State University) in 1931, and a PhD in land economics from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1943. He worked for the U. S. government as the Arkansas land planning consultant from 1934 to 1938 and as land economist from 1939 to 1947. He taught World War II veterans in the on-the-farm training program in Hartman from 1947 to 1952. He and his wife, Lois, owned and operated Blackburn Florist and Nursery in Clarksville and he was professor and head of the Department of Business at The College of the Ozarks from 1952 to 1958. He was professor and head of the Department of Economics, Sociology and Business at Arkansas State  Teacher’s College (now UCA) from 1958 to 1970.

Blackburn was a member of the Conway First Presbyterian Church where he had served as deacon and elder. He was a founding member of the Conway Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons, serving as its first president in 1971, a member and past president of the Conway Chapter of  the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and a member and past president of the Faulkner County Chapter of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association. As a member of the Conway Noon Lions Club, he was named a Melvin Jones Fellow and  received the Lions Club Distinguished Service Award, and a lifetime membership. He had also served as president of the ASTC Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and the Arkansas Gerontological Association. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Oather S. Blackburn and Jay J. Blackburn.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Lois Standlee Blackburn; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Selma Blackburn of Little Rock; two daughters, Roberta Gifford of Russellville and Idalene Lyford and husband, Bill, of Little Rock; grandchildren, Linda Branch-Dasch and husband, Rob, of Phoenix, Ariz., Richard Gifford and wife, Becky, of Conway, Stacy Blackburn of Little Rock, Lesley Razzell and husband, Tony, of London, England, and Steve Lyford and wife, Candice, of San Diego, Calif.; and great-grandchildren, Hannah and Rachel Blackburn-Parish, Kaycee, Kortni and Wilson Gifford, Charlotte and Sophie Razzell and Gigi Sipiora.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the First Presbyterian Church in Conway with Rev. Ken Upham and Dr. Richard Gifford officiating. Private burial was in Crestlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Conway.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Conway Noon Lions Club.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Prince St., Conway, AR 72034 or Lions World Services for the Blind, 2811 Fair Park Boulevard, Little Rock, AR 72204.


Annie Lee Vaughn


Annie Lee Vaughn, 91, of Ozark, formerly of Clarksville, died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at Ozark Nursing Home.

A native of Blackton, she was a daughter of the late George Earl and Florence Lillie Edwards Kirby, graduate of Blackton High School, widow of J. E. (Buck) Vaughn, member of West Park Baptist Church at Ozark, and was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Vaughn.

She is survived by three sons, Charles Brown of Forrest City, Mickey Vaughn of Ashdown, and Troy Vaughn of Ozark; one brother, Earl Kirby of Blackton; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Blackton Cemetery with Rev. Kirby Vaughn officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to West Park Baptist Church, P. O. Box 541, Ozark, AR 72949.


Jack K. Howard


Jack K. Howard, 80, of Clarksville died Thursday, March 29, 2007, at his home.

He was a native of Texas, graduate of  Jasper (Texas) High School, Navy veteran of World War II and Korean War, retired employee of Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas, Baptist, member of Pittsburg Masonic Lodge No. 362 at Lamar, and was preceded in death by his first wife, Christine Grey Howard, and one daughter, Karen Walker.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Rye Holman Howard; one daughter, Glenda Romo of Garland, Texas; three sons, John Howard of Garland, Texas, Steve Howard of Mesquite, Texas, and Mike Howard of Little Rock; one stepson, Rick Holman of Hunt; one stepdaughter, Lynn Harris of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Coal Hill Cemetery with Jerry Holt officiating. Masonic graveside services were conducted by Coal Hill Lodge No. 383. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.


Jacob Clayborn


Jacob Clayborn, 25, of Russellville died Thursday, March 29, 2007, at UAMS in Little Rock.

He was a native of Clarksville, employee of Dalton King Packaging Inc. and was preceded in death by his grandfather, Squire Clayborn, and grandmother, Letta Holt.

Survivors include his wife, Savanna Clayborn; one daughter, Kaleigh Clayborn of Russellville; parents, Danny and Kathy Clayborn of Lamar; grandparents, Virginia and Bob Metzger of Knoxville; grandfather, Leon Holt of Lamar; three sisters, Kristy Reed of Chatsworth, Calif., Bridget Villerreal of Lamar, and Leta Gail Clayborn of Clarksville; mother-in-law, Eulanda Brown and husband, Mark, of London; and father-in-law, Gary Hiland and wife, Trish, of Irvington, Ky.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, April 2, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Phelps officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Jody Pridmore, Gary Hiland Jr., Michael Bailey, Randy Eldridge, Terry Thomas, Brian Flud, Donnie Ford, and Mark Brown.

Honorary pallbearers were Rick Fox, Roy Clayborn, David Villarreal, Randy Holt, Mike Holt, Jackie Clayborn, Charles Napier, and Stevie Clayborn.


Joe F. Hill


Joe F. Hill, 72, of  Clarksville died Wednesday, March 28, 2007.

He was born in Turner to Bryan and Edith Hill, attended Marvel schools, was a former resident of West Memphis, employee of  Cincinnati Systems in Memphis, Tenn., 25-plus years, and was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Hill; one son, Joe F. Hill Jr.; and one brother, Boyd Hill.

Survivors include his children, Mike and Jeanie Hill of Fayetteville, Pam Crafton of Memphis, Tenn., Linda and Joe Baratti of Crawfordsville, Carolyn Langston of Horn Lake, Miss., and Jamelle Green of Parkin; siblings, Joyce Garland of Memphis, Tenn., Max Hill of Clarksville, Kenneth Hill of Heber Springs, and Marie Lumpkin of Paragould; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Crittenden Memorial Cemetery in Marion under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Homes of West Memphis.


Mabel R. Ashlock


Mabel Roberts Ashlock, 86, of Garland, Texas, formerly of Clarksville, died Tuesday, April 3, 2007, in Garland, Texas.
She was a daughter of the late John Wiley (Doc) and Hettie Carlisle Roberts, widow of Waymon Ashlock, past worthy matron of Clarksville Chapter No. 172 Order of the Eastern Star, member of Center Point Landmark Missionary Baptist Church near Hartman for 52 years where she taught Sunday school, Bible school and was a former treasurer, former employee of White’s Drug Store, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Janice Jacobs; one daughter-in-law, Linda Day Ashlock; two brothers, Heartsille Roberts and Jasper Dewey Roberts; and two sisters, Neita Isenhart and Marie McAnally.

She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Ashlock and fiancee, Jean Gurley, and Don Ashlock and wife, Phyllis, of Garland, Texas;  one son-in-law, Gary Jacobs of Hartman; three sisters, Faye Sisk, Gussie Phillips and Jonnie Teltow of Clarksville; one sister-in-law, Roberta Roberts of Clarksville; six grandchildren, Kenna Cole and husband, Kyle, Rhonda Rountree and husband, Brad,  and Sharon Tilton and husband, Byron, all of Texas, Melody Taylor and husband, Philip, of Clarksville, Gary Allen Jacobs and wife, Rhonda, of Dover, and Michael Ashlock and wife, Leslie, of Texas; and 13 great-grandchildren, Blair Tilton, Tegan Taylor, Bethany Taylor, Garrett Cole, Graham Cole, Timothy Rountree, Blake Tilton, Wayatt Ashlock, Ryder Ashlock, Ethan Jacobs, Eli Jacobs, and Phillip Taylor III.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 6, at the First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church  in Clarksville with Rev. Ken Ashlock, Rev. Vernon Bass, and Rev. Patrick Trusty officiating. 

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

Pallbearers will be Gary Allen Jacobs, Philip Taylor, Michael Ashlock, Blake Tilton, Timothy Rountree, Graham Cole, and Garrett Cole.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

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