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Robert E. Hudson

Robert E. Hudson, 60, of Clarksville died Sunday, May 13, 2007, from injuries sustained in an automobile-motorcycle accident near London.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Lucille Bishop Hudson, 1965 graduate of Clarksville High School, graduate of the University of the Ozarks, member of Cherry Street Baptist Church, heavy equipment operator, bus driver for Clarksville Schools, former employee of Bechtel at Arkansas Nuclear One and Goodyear Rubber and Tire Company in Memphis, Tenn., former owner of the Movie Store in Clarksville and a barbecue lunch business, and served in the Arkansas National Guard Unit at Clarksville. He was a Razorback fan, an acrobatic airplane pilot, enjoyed dancing, a friend to everyone, lover of dogs, an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast and participated in many motorcycle rallies, loved to travel, and had always been a loving caregiver for his mother and father.

Survivors include his father, Reece Hudson of Clarksville; one sister, Mary Lou Hyde and husband, David, of Russellville; one brother, Jimmy Hudson and wife, Carol, of Athens, Texas; three nieces, Kelly Foster and husband, Stephen, of Midway, Lindsay Hyde of Russellville and Lisa Colley and husband, Paul, of Austin, Texas; one nephew, Brian Hudson and wife, Dawn, of Flint, Texas;  great-nieces, Kate and Riley Colley of Austin, Texas, and Halle Hudson of Flint, Texas; and two great-nephews, Reece and Carter Hudson of Tyler, Texas.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Cherry Street Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Ray Usery and Rev. Jeff Brewer officiating.

Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Gary Paul Upton, Ted Young, Harve Taylor, Keith Jaggers, David Morgan, Don Morgan, David Pyron, and Kent Cecil.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Harley Davidson motorcycle group and the dancing group.

Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel.

Gladys C. Ransom

Graveside memorial services for Gladys Crowley Ransom, 93, of Port Angeles, Wash., formerly of Clarksville, who died Sunday, March 18, 2007, in Port Angeles, Wash., will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home. Her complete obituary appeared in the March 28, 2007, edition of  The Graphic.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 535, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Fred Walter Montgomery

Fred Walter Montgomery, 59, of Fort Smith died April 12, 2007.

He was a son of Edwin and Willa French Montgomery.

Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Graves and Bethany Bean, both of Clarksville, and Stephanie Allison of Pocola, Okla.; two sons, Tim Montgomery of Cusick, Wash., and Dean Montgomery of Lavaca; one sister, Doris Wright of Ozark; and four brothers, Larry Montgomery of Ozone, Dan Montgomery of Alabama, Robert Montgomery of Virginia, and Bill Montgomery of Texas.

A memorial service was held Saturday, April 28, at the Oark Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Ida Esthel Houser

Ida Esthel Houser, 90, of Scranton died Tuesday, May 8, 2007, in Paris.

A native of Cecil, she was a daughter of the late Ira E. and Rhue Edwards Rice, member of  Scranton  Holiness Church, and was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Vernon Houser; and one son-in-law, Jackie Banning.

She is survived by one daughter, Kathleen Banning of Scranton; one son, Russell Houser and wife, Pat, of Hiram, Ga.; one sister, Melba Palarino of Cecil; one sister-in-law, Doris Carson of Fort Smith; one granddaughter, Gayle Banning of Scranton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, at Smith Mortuary Chapel in Charleston with burial in the McKendree Cemetery north of Subiaco.

Pallbearers were Eddie Hahn, Dale Rice, Don Rice, Ron Rice, Angelo Palarino, and Russell Houser.

Memorials may be made to Scranton Holiness Church, 14092 East State Highway 197, Scranton, AR 72863.

Linda L. Rhinehart

Linda Lucille Rhinehart, 57, of Hartman died Monday, May 14,  2007, at Hartman.

She was a member of the Hartman Baptist Church, daughter of the late W. C. and Captola Sutton Higgins, widow of Lindell Rhinehart,  and was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Rhinehart, and four sisters, Ann Stover, Carolyn Phelps, Marjory Smith, and A. George Higgins.

She is survived by six daughters, Tina South of Hartman, Captola Paxson and Elizabeth Zimmer and husband, Bryan, all of Paris, Sherri Christenberry of Keoto, Okla., Susan Beasley and husband, Tommy, of New Blaine, and Tammy Rhinehart of Stephens; one son, Todd Rhinehart of Keoto, Okla.;

two sisters, Brenda Bowman of Hartman and Amanda Rowland of Grants Pass, Ore.; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Hartman Baptist Church with Rev. Grady Glass officiating.

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

Active pallbearers will be C. W. Higgins, Clifford Higgins, Barney Higgins, Rick Cauthren, Melvin Jo Cauthren, and Dewey Stover.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bryan Zimmer, Austin Bittle, Mike Henderson and Paul Turner.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Loyzelle D. Hamilton

Loyzelle Dake Hamilton, 66, died Saturday, May 12, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Clyde and Lois Dickerson Dake, graduate of Clarksville High School,  pursued a nursing degree at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, organist for Verdigris United Methodist Church for the past several years, former employee of John Zink for eight years, Dresser Engineering for four years, and recently retired from retirement specialist for the city of Tulsa, Okla., after 16 years of service.

Survivors include her husband, John Hamilton; one son, Stephen Dake Yeager and wife, Cindy, of Broken Arrow, Okla.; and one grandson, Bryant Dake Yeager of Crowley, Texas.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Verdigris United Methodist Church followed by graveside services and burial at 4 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville. Arrangements were under the direction of Moore’s Eastlawn in Tulsa, Okla.

Patricia Ann Johnston

Patricia Ann Johnston, 60, of Roland, Okla., daughter of Ruby Hunter of Clarksville, died Sunday, May 13, 2007, in Fort Smith.

She was preceded in death by one son, Ron Olson; and her father, Charles Hunter.

Other survivors include her husband, Kenneth Wayne Johnston; three sons, Rudy Olson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Chaz Olson of Dalton, Ga., and Eric Olson of Greenwood; two sisters, Mary Kay Thompson of Hartman and Ruby Debbie Rhinebold of Golden Dale, Wash.; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Roller-Cox Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mike Franklin officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

Sharon L. Curtis

Sharon Louise Head Curtis, 60, of Lamar died Thursday, May 10, 2007, in Fort Smith.

She was a daughter of the late Robert A. Head, retired secretary, and member of Lamar Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Dean Curtis; one daughter, Kimberly A. Curtis Lauppe and husband, Marion, of Lamar; one son, Jeffery T. Curtis and wife, Connie, of Havana; mother, Jessie M. Head of Lamar; three sisters, Mary Jess Dorman of Springdale, Margaret Ann Deaver of Fort Smith, and Jo Ellen Banhart of  Van Buren; and five grandchildren, Katie Shelton, Chris Bottoms, Cody Lauppe, Cory Lauppe, and Heather Lauppe.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Lamar Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Dorman officiating.

Burial was in Lamar Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Brian Clinton, Bobby D. Curtis, Steven R. Curtis, Terry L. Curtis, Cody D. Lauppe, Cory D. Lauppe, and Ryan Banhart.

Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Holman and J. D. Masters.

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