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7/11/2007

Betty Berry Fox


Betty Ray Berry Fox, 65, of Clarksville died Thursday, July 5, 2007, at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.

She was a native of Dickson County, Tennessee, daughter of the late Raymond A. and Mary Cooksey Berry, former elementary school teacher in Kennett (Missouri) Public School System, member of Hilltop Bible Church, and was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey Kent Fox.

Survivors include her husband, Billy G. Fox; three sons, Matthew (Shary) Fox of Kirksville, Mo., John W. (Dawn) Fox of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Jesse D. Fox of Kirksville, Mo.; two daughters, Regena M. (Alvin) Mason of Clarksville and Holly R. (David) Carter of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Bill (Emily) Berry of Vanleer, Tenn.; one sister, Linda (Stan) Reynolds of Dickson, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, July 9, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Dickson, Tenn., with Rev. Billy G. Fox officiating. Burial was in Vanleer Cemetery in Dickson County, Tennessee.


Donna C. Barnum


Donna C. Barnum, 61, of Dover, died Thursday, July 5, 2007, at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock.

A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late Wayne and Elizabeth Love Harolld, former employee of Con-Agra Foods, United States Navy veteran, member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Russellville, and was preceded in death by one sister.

Survivors include her husband, Myron (P. T.) Barnum; one son, Chuck Barnum of Pensacola, Fla.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Mike and Ora Jane Harolld of Russellville, David Harolld of Mobile, Ala., and Larry and Pat Harolld of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one sister and brother-in-law, Maribeth and Cecil Finn of Washington.

The family will conduct a memorial service at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at St. Benedict Catholic Church at Subiaco officiated by Abbott Jerome Kodell. Burial of the cremains will be in Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Clarksville.


Doris R. Clyma


Doris Raye Clyma, 81, of Van Buren, formerly of Lamar, died Friday, June 22, 2007, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

She attended Lamar Schools, was the widow of Russell Clyma, a retired clerk-cashier, and member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include five daughters, Sharon Borengasser of Fort Smith, Terry Allen of Muldrow, Okla., Janet Laster and Nancy Smith, both of Van Buren, and Sandy Irvin of Uniontown; two sons, John and James Clyma of Fort Smith; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and two cousins, Jessie M. Head of Lamar and Susie Webb of North Little Rock.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, June 25, at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren.

Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 4929 Industrial Park Road, Van Buren, AR 72956.


Dr. Clifford Boswell


Dr. Clifford A. Boswell, 54, of Batesville died Sunday, July 1, 2007, in the White River Medical Center in Batesville.

A native of Batesville, he was a son of the late Samuel A. and Maxine Wood Boswell, formerly of Clarksville, 1970 graduate of Southside High School, served in the U. S. Air Force from 1972-1974, graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and U.A.M.S. in 1985, did his residency in Pine Bluff and first practiced family medicine at Clarksville Medical Group prior to moving to Newark Medical Clinic. He was a member and deacon of First Assembly of God Church in Batesville.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Boswell; three sons, Zach Boswell of Batesville, Micah Boswell of Little Rock and Jacob Boswell of Springfield, Mo.; one daughter, Leah Eckart of Little Rock; one brother, Michael Boswell of Lamar; and one stepgrandson, Clavin Branscum of Batesville.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, at the First Assembly of God Church in Batesville. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville.


Evelyn Oliver


Evelyn Oliver, 63, of Clarksville died Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.

She was a daughter of the late Wesley Cooter and Violet Hodges Mosley, retired, and was preceded in death by two sons, Todd and Jim Oliver; two grandchildren, Denise and Randy Turner; and one sister, Barbara Ann Allen.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry  Ben Oliver; one daughter, Andrea Turner and husband, Darrell, of Ozone; three sisters, Betty Curtis of Clarksville, Patsy Jenkins of Bentonville, and June Floyd of Charleston; three grandchildren, Ronnie Turner, Zach Oliver and Wesley Oliver; and one great-grandchild, Mathew Shomber.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, at Oakland Cemetery with Bryan King officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Tony Marvel, D. J. Hunter, Bo Clayborn, Keith Clayborn, Paul Gean, and Robert Curtis.


Florence G. Boggs


Florence Gilbert Boggs, 80, of Clarksville died Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Marvin (Slick) and Della Wise Gilbert, widow of Mitchell Boggs, and member of Coal Hill VFW.

She is survived by one daughter, Marlene Cooper and husband, Jody, of Clarksville; three sons, Robert Patterson and wife, Georgiana, of Hartman, Ronnie Patterson of Long Beach, Calif., and Mike Patterson of Clarksville; one brother, Blackie Gilbert and wife, Thelma, of Clarksville; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bob Freeman officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Wayne Pratt, John Marvin Gilbert, Wayne Gilbert, Lonnie Gilbert, Doyle Farmer, and Don Pitts.

Honorary pallbearers were Bob Gilbert, Jack Gilbert, Bob Humphrey, and Gerald Gilbert.


Helen Wheeler


Helen Wheeler, 78, of Denver, Colo., formerly of Johnson County, died May 1, 2007. 

The body was cremated.

A service to scatter the ashes will be held at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, on the land at Hagarville where she and her late husband, Ed, resided for 20-plus years.

The public is invited to attend the service.


Heng K. Hor


Heng K. Hor, 57, of  Clarksville died Wednesday, July 4, 2007, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Cambodia, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Clarksville and custodian at Clarksville Junior High School.

Survivors are his wife, Kuon Gina Heap; and five daughters, Rebekah, Santheara, Marida, Nary, and Navy.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Bridges officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.


Imogene Beamer


Imogene Beamer, 86, died June 26, 2007, in Holton, Kan.

A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late Charles (Ed) and Lillie Laster Edwards, widow of Archibald Beamer, 1936 graduate of Clarksville High School, and was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Edwards Clark; two brothers, Burce Edwards and Dennis Edwards; and one nephew, Steve Clark.

She is survived by nieces and nephews including Jim Jones of Netawaka, Kan., and Richard Edwards of California; and one great-nephew, Steve Montelle Clark of Tulsa, Okla.

Funeral was in Holton, Kan., on June 29 followed by burial on June 30 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, Okla.


Jack H. McDowell


Jack Howard McDowell, 81, of  Three Rivers, Mich., formerly of Lamar, died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers, Mich.

He was a native of Vicksburg, Mich., son of the late Earl and Laura Hannah McDowell, attended Vicksburg Schools, served in the U. S. Army in India and Burma during World War II, former resident of South Bend, Ind., former employee of Studebaker Motors, the Bendix Corporation, Reith-Riley Construction and Tyson Foods, and church song leader. He was preceded in death by one sister, Gloria McDowell and one brother, Earl McDowell Jr.

 Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Helen McDowell;  seven children and spouses, Debora and Craig Phillips of Lamar, Cecil and Patsy McDowell of Three Rivers, Mich., Sherry and Joe Ruckman of Kokomo, Ind., Daniel and Jackie McDowell of South Bend, Ind.,  Aceldr (David) McDowell of Elkhart, Ind., Laura and Stan Kathan of LaGrange, Ind., and James McDowell of Sealy, Texas; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one sister, Wilda (Mickey) Eberline and husband, Larry, of McAllen, Texas.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, at Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon, Mich., with Rev. Reid Crow, pastor of Living Hope Foursquare Church in Mishawaka, Ind., officiating.

Burial was in Leonidas Cemetery with military honors by the Snow-Hasbrouck VFW Post No. 4898 of Mendon, Mich.


Katherene F. Rinke


Katherene Frances Rinke, 61, of Dardanelle, died Wednesday, July 4, 2007, at her home.

She was an administration specialist at the Nuclear Plant and daughter of the late Leonard Francis and Lucille Allene Allen Rinke.

Survivors include three daughters, Michele Yarbrough of Russellville, Valerie Meyer of Chesterfield, Va., and Daphne Brewer of Midlothian, Texas; one son, Kevin Dean of Hot Springs; one brother, Richard Hose of Grand Prairie, Texas; one sister, Cecelia Looper of Clarksville; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 9, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Kendall Cemetery.


Mary C. McDougal


Mary Catherine McDougal, 83, of West Memphis, widow of James O. McDougal Jr., died Monday, July 2, 2007, at Methodist Nursing Home in Fort Smith.

A daughter of the late Harry and Kate Monica McMahon Smith, she was a graduate of St. Scholastica High School, received her registered nursing degree at St. Edward’s School of Nursing at Fort Smith and was employed for 19 years at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis.

Survivors include one daughter, Bridget (Missi) Clark of Memphis, Tenn.; three sons, Father Jon McDougal, pastor of St. Boniface Catholic Church of Fort Smith, James F. McDougal of Southaven, Miss., and Mark McDougal and wife, Shellea, of West Memphis; one brother, Harry M. Smith and wife, Emma, of Coal Hill; one sister, Jane Harrison and husband, Don, of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Casey McDougal of West Memphis and Meaghen Clark and Andrew Clark of Memphis, Tenn.; several nephews and one niece.

Funeral mass was at 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altus with Father Jon  McDougal and Father Hillary Filiatreau, O. S. B., as celebrants.

Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.


Pearl A. Hudson


Pearl A. Hudson, 86, of Tulsa, Okla., died July 6, 2007, in Tulsa, Okla.

A native of Lamar, she was a daughter of the late Eunice D. (Houston) and Pilot E. O’Neal Sr., widow of Leon E. Hudson Sr., member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 492, and was preceded in death by one son, Leon E. Hudson Jr.; three brothers, Casper, Waylon and Glen O’Neal; and one sister, Mary Schnitzius.

She is survived by one daughter, Sherrie Hudson of  Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Geraldine Felkins of Clarksville; and one sister-in-law, Ileen O’Neal of Tulsa, Okla.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, July 9, at Moore’s Memory Chapel followed by burial at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at Woodland Cemetery north of Clarksville.


Robert M. Kodell


Robert Michael (Bob) Kodell, 60, of Cleveland, Tenn., died Thursday, July 5, 2007.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Frank and Clara Spanke Knoedel (Kodell), member of St. Therese Lisieux Catholic Church, financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Barbara Lepel Kodell; two stepsons, Jerry Gould of Clarksville and Jody Gould and wife, Keren, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Janelle and Gene Lazzo of Roeland Park, Kan., and Joan and John Rodemann of Jefferson City, Mo.; three brothers, Abbot Jerome Kodell, O. S. B., of Subiaco, Frank Kodell of Stafford, Texas, and Ralph Kodell and wife, Valerie, of Little Rock; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A funeral mass was conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, at St. Therese Lisieux Catholic Church in Cleveland, Tenn., with Abbot Jerome Kodell, O. S. B., officiating.

Honorary pallbearers were Curt Duncan, Gary McDonald, Paul Hickman, Jim Fairweather, Becky Pelfrey, Vickie Chandler, and Debbie Lewis.

A white dove release ceremony on the lawn at the church concluded the service.

A memorial service was held at 6 p. m. Sunday, July 8, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Clarksville.

Memorials may be made to Subiaco Academy, Subiaco, AR 72865.


Ruth E. Hurst


Ruth E. Hurst of Coal Hill died Saturday, June 30, 2007, in Fort Smith.

She was a daughter of the late Frank and Sadie Cubb Carlisle, native of Henryetta, Okla., widow of Donald R. Hurst, retired cook for the Coal Hill School System, Methodist, member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, and was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Leslie Hurst and Rebecca Rinke Bramlett; and two brothers, Fred and Frankie Carlisle.

She is survived by one daughter, Judy L. Rinke of Coal Hill; two sons, Donald R. Hurst and wife, Bobbie, of Altus and Lloyd Hurst of Coal Hill; one sister, Mary Harbottle of O’Fallon, Mo.; one brother, Alfred Carlisle of Gary, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and 21-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, at the Hess Cemetery with Shelby Floyd officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Pallbearers were Rick Hurst, Randy Hurst, Jacob Hurst, Eric Hurst, Dustin Hurst, Michael Hurst, and Joe Rinke.


W. A. Glenn


W. A. Glenn, 82, of Tucson, Ariz., died Monday, July 2, 2007, in Tucson, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Glenn.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Carla Glenn and Frank and Ara Glenn, all of Clarksville; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, Jazmin Owens of Clarksville; and one nephew and one niece, Steve Smith and Minetta Berryman of Tucson, Ariz.

The body was cremated.

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