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5/2/2007

Arlie Eugene Warren


Arlie Eugene Warren, 77, of Teague, Texas, died Saturday, April 28, 2007, at East Texas Medical Center of Tyler, Texas.

He was a construction employee, son of the late Albert S. and Lucinda Logan Warren, and was preceded in death by his wife, Polly Warren; one son, Darrel James Warren; one sister, Edna Williams; and five brothers, Charlie Lee Warren, Leather Warren, Gus Warren, Louie Warren, and Elvis Warren.

He is survived by two daughters, Karen Warren Price of Van Buren and Brenda Warren Rowe of Donie, Texas; three sons, Ronnie A. Warren of Hartman, Larry Eugene Warren of Houston, Texas, and Gary Warren of Liberty, Texas; two sisters, Lois Cowan of Sacramento, Calif.,  and Marie Kaufman of Camarillo, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Russell Cemetery at Ozone.

Pallbearers were Jimmie Jeffries, Gary Warren, Charlie Warren, Ronnie A. Warren, James Rowe, Brandon Holler, and Troy Warren.


Betty Jo Paladino


Betty Jo Paladino, 77, of Clarksville passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2007, with her family at her side.

She was born August 6, 1929, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to the late Josie and Chester Barnes.

She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Henry A. Paladino, Lt. Colonel, U.S.A. Retired.

Betty was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who dedicated her life to her family with deep love and compassion.

Any person who entered her life was accepted as a member of her extended family of  friends, enjoying her many talents as a hostess and gourmet cook. She will be unbelievably missed by all who knew and loved her, but is now  with her husband, the love of her life, lovingly referred to as, “Honey.”

She is survived by her two sons, Kevin Paladino of Lamar, and Steve Paladino and wife, Sheryl, of Clarksville; two daughters, Kim Paladino of Woodbridge, Virginia, and Michelle and husband, Dr. David Tanner, of Russellville; three sisters, Marguerite Terhune of Rome, Georgia, Mary Lewis and her husband, Harold, of Clarksville, and Carol Holman of Clarksville; five grandchildren, Wayne and wife, Kasey Brown, Jason Paladino, Jessica Paladino, Justin Brown, and Julie Paladino; two stepgrandchildren, Richie Tanner and Maegan and her husband, Billy Hampton; one great-grandchild, Madison Brown, and four stepgreat-grandchildren, Cecelia, Gabriel, Sophia Hampton and Paizley Bratton; and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to her caregivers for the assistance they rendered.

A rosary was held on Friday, April 27, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Center Ridge, at 7:00 PM.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 28, at St. Joseph’s Catholic church, at 11:00 AM.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 343 Catholic Point Road, Center Ridge, Arkansas 72027, or a charity of choice.

Pallbearers — Thomas DeSalvo, Wayne Brown, Jason Paladino, Justin Brown, Ken Andreas, and Richie Tanner.

Honorary pallbearers — Joseph A. Paladino, Larry Paladino, Edward Andreas, Steve A. Paladino, Paul A. Paladino.

Arrangements by Hardwicke Funeral Home, Clarksville, Arkansas.


Carolyn M. Kraus


Funeral for Carolyn M. Kraus, 80, of Overland Park, Kan., who died Thursday, April 26, 2007, at Overland Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was at 11 a.m. Monday, April 30, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, Kansas City Chapter, 6700 Troost, Suite 501, Kansas City, MO 64131-4403 or The Nature Conservancy,  4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606.

She was a daughter of the late Walter and Mary Natho of Gillett, received a bachelor of science degree in 1947 from Arkansas State Teachers College (now the University of Central Arkansas at Conway), served a clinical internship at Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas, Texas, a certified member of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, had a 40-year career as a medical technologist in both hospitals and private practice, and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Arville E. Kraus; and one brother, Carl Natho.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Heidi and Mark Bierly of Hutchinson, Kan.; and her son and granddaughter, David and Geneva Kraus, both of Schenectady, N. Y.


Dorothy J. Trotter


Dorothy Josephine Trotter, 82, of Clarksville died Thursday, April 26, 2007, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late Charles F. and Josephine Krohn Rarick, widow of Olen M. Trotter, and was preceded in death by one brother, Charles E. Rarick.

She is survived by one son, Dennis M. Trotter of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and one grandchild.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Hess Cemetery at Coal Hill with Rev. Amos Pledger and Wanda Cravens officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.


Estes E. Newland


Estes Ellen Newland, 95, died Wednesday, April 4, 2007, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

She was born in Mayes County, Oklahoma, to William Buckley and Alice Murray Rowbotham, who were former residents of Johnson County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis Newland, and 15 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by two daughters, Nelda Hollar and husband, Jack, of Farmington, N. M., and Nita Newland of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two granddaughters, Rhonda Hollar and Rita Mayes, both of Farmington, N. M.; three great-grandsons; and numerous cousins in the Johnson County area.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Swan-Law Cascade Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colo., with Rev. David Hines officiating. Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Farmington, N. M.


George A. Coates Jr.


George Alvin Coates Jr., 55, of Hartman died Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at Fort Smith.

He was a farmer, son of the late Jewell Frances Hockett Coates and preceded in death by one sister, Betty Jane Coates.

Survivors include one son, Jeremy LeDeay of Macon, Mo.; father, George Alvin Coates Sr.; one sister, Gloria Jean Parton of Hartman; one brother, Robert Lee Roy Coates of California; and one grandchild.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Roller-Cox Funeral Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating.


Gertrude B. York


Gertrude B. York, 90, of Lamar died Friday, April 27, 2007, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Phillipsburg, Kan., daughter of the late Paul and Wilhelmina Kowalenski Boethin, widow of Britt York, member of Stillwell Bible Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by one brother, William (Bill) Boethin.

Survivors are three daughters, Peggy Lederman and husband, Kenny, of Lamar, Wilma Frisque and husband, Richard, of Cave Creek, Ariz., and Diane Finfrock of Broad Channel, N. Y.; one sister, Wilma Nelms of Krebs, Okla.; six grandchildren, Ken Lederman and Amy Lederman, both of Lamar, Michael Reinert of Glendale, Ariz., Deanna Mielke of  Fountain Hills, Ariz., Heather Tuck of Florida, and Britt Finfrock of Japan; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Stillwell Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Goodman officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Ken Lederman, Caleb Watkins, John Carethers, Stan Herrington, Taylor Hart, and Will Hamlett.


H. Thomas McSwain


H. Thomas McSwain, 87, of Rio Rancho, N. M., died Wednesday, April 18, 2007.

A native of Coal Hill, he was a son of the late Henry G. and Elma Day McSwain, graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Galveston, former resident of Dallas, Texas, member of Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church, and was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Joyce McSwain.

Survivors include one son, Steven McSwain and wife, Brenda, of Placitas, N. M.; one brother, H. G. McSwain and wife, Gean, of Fort Smith; and two sisters, Drucilla Geisel and husband, Victor, of Gainesville, Texas, and Ruth Brasuell and husband, John, of Eugene, Ore.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, at the Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Family Funeral Services.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.


Harold R. Caldwell


Harold R. Caldwell, 62, of Clarksville died Sunday, April 29, 2007, in North Logan Mercy Hospital in Paris.

A native of National City, Calif., he was a son of the late Arvin and Hazel Cordell Caldwell, graduate of Sweetwater High School in National City, Calif., and retired from the United States Air Force after 23 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Caldwell; two daughters, Brenda Hall and husband, John, of Clarksville and Jackie Algoso and husband, Alan, of Sacramento, Calif.; three sons, Mikel Caldwell and wife, Sophia, of Ventura, Calif., Christopher Caldwell of Greenville, Ill., and David Caldwell of Damascus; two brothers, Terry Rarick and wife, Karen, of Chula Vista, Calif., and Everett Caldwell and wife, Helen, of Orange, Calif.; four grandchildren, Nicholas Reed, Daniel Caldwell, Jennifer Algoso and Allyson Algoso;  three great-grandchildren; aunt and uncle, Jane and Monroe Barker of Greenwood; and numerous cousins.

The body was cremated. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.


Jane Clarke


Jane Clarke, 90, of Clarksville died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

A native of Chillicothe,  Mo., she was a daughter of the late Louanne Hamilton and Charles William Maier, widow of James Francis Clarke, member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, and formerly operated a store in Knoxville with her husband until his death. She was preceded in death by one daugher, Betsy Clarke; one brother, Robert Wilson Henry; and two sisters, Lee Vivian Henry and Mildred Virginia Henry.

She has no survivors.

Rosary service and mass were at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Rev. William Wewers, O. S. B., officiating.

Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery at Russellville under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were George Overbey Jr., Johnny Woodard, Joe Hoing, Steve Woodard, John McAuley, and Steve Rinke.

Memorials may be made to St. Scholastica Monastery, P. O. Box 3489, Fort Smith, AR 72913.


Jewell P. Pratt


Jewell Lorene Patterson Pratt,  88, of Clarksville died Saturday, April 28, 2007, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late O. M. and Robbie Harris Patterson, widow of Cecil W. Pratt, member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church and was preceded in death by one daughter, Joy Einert.

Survivors include one daughter, Patty Sue Owen of Clarksville; one son, Wayne Pratt of Clarksville; one brother, Bill Patterson of Clarksville; eight grandchildren, Renee Pratt Campbell, Cheryl Castleman, Lavon Owen, S. D. Burton, Mark Pratt, and Staylon Einert, all of Clarksville, and Standon Einert of Ozone; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lavon Owen, Mark Pratt, Standon Einert, Staylon Einert, Clay Dollar, and Mike Patterson.


Johanna Santiago


Johanna Santiago, 66, of Clarksville died Friday, April 27, 2007, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

She was a daughter of the late Earl Lester and Dorothy Emerson Day,  widow of Bernardo T. Santiago,  nanny, and caregiver.

She is survived by two sons, Raymond Santiago and Lona of Clarksville and Bennie Santiago of California; two brothers, Harvey Day and James Day of Indiana; one sister, Donna Vickers of Indiana; and three grandchildren, Lacie Santiago, Stephanie Spaulding, and Brandon Santiago.

The body will be cremated. Local arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.


Leon Woodard


Leon Woodard, 88, of Silver Spring, Md., died Saturday, April 21, 2007, at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Md.

A native of Clarksville, he was the son of the late Walter Jefferson and Mamie May Taylor Woodard, graduate of Clarksville High School and the University of the Ozarks, served in the U. S. Navy during World War II , saw combat action in the Pacific Theatre, and was awarded the Bronze Star and a Presidential Unit Citation. He worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories in New Jersey and the Glen L. Martin Company in Baltimore, Md., and from 1966-88, he worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He received the GSFC Public Service award for efforts on behalf of the hearing impaired and recently he participated in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, chronicling his wartime memories and experiences. He was preceded in death by one brother, Heartsill Woodard.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Johanna Woodard; one daughter, Nadine Huffman and husband, Mark, of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sons, Jeffrey Woodard and Donald Woodard, both of Laurel, Md.; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home in Silver Spring, Md., with Rev. Gerald Schneider officiating. Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31.


Mary H. Stuart


Mary Elizabeth Houston Stuart, 86, died April 30, 2007, in Tulsa, Okla.

A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Edna Houston, graduated from Clarksville High School in 1938, the University of the Ozarks in 1941, and St. Mary’s Hospital Nursing School in Kansas City, Mo., in 1943. She was employed as a registered nurse at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., from 1951 to 1958 and as a surgical nurse for Dr. Royal E. Stuart in Tulsa, Okla., until retirement. She was the widow of Morris Hall Watkins of Knoxville and Dr. Royal Epps Stuart of Tulsa, Okla.

She is survived by one daughter, Lynne Watkins Allee; one son, Thomas Morris Watkins; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Royal Kent Stuart, Lawrence Gray Stuart and Betty Stuart Norheim; four stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.


Orland L. Long


Orland L. (Bake) Long, 82, of Russellville and Forrest City, died Monday, April 30, 2007, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a gate attendant at the Piney Bay Federal Park, veteran of World War II having served as a corporal in General Patton’s 3rd Army Mechanical  Calvary, native of Haynes and son of the late Edgar and Betty Beard Long. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Robert Beckes and G. T. Hutcherson.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Deedy Bailey of Mountain View, Mrs. Robbie Hutcherson of Forrest City, and Sandy Beckes of Crowley, Texas; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel in Forrest City with burial in Hughes Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Stevens Funeral Home located at 220 North Washington Street in Forrest City.


Tom Edward Dorney


Tom Edward Dorney, 67, of Hartman died Friday, April 27, 2007, at Hartman.

He was a self-employed sheet rock finisher,  native of Hartman, treasurer of the city of Hartman since 1982, board member of Rural Fire District No. 4, member of  NRA, son of the late Tom and Lula Scoggins Dorney, and was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Stover Dorney; one grandson, Tommy Ralph; one sister, Evelyn McKenna; and three brothers, Donald, Torrance and James (Boge) Dorney.

He is survived by two daughters, Cleta Ralph of Hartman and Cheryll VanAken of Clarksville; one son, Jimmy Dorney of Hartman; one sister, Martha Chavers of Knoxville; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, April 30, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Dennis Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Kendall Cemetery north of Hartman.

Active pallbearers were Gary Vaught, Bud Dixon, Rob Hadlock, Don Davidson, Glen Drum, and Eddie Newsom.

Honorary pallbearers were Hartman City Council members, Mayor Debbie Davenport, and the Hartman Store coffee crew.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

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