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8/1/2007

Arlis Selph


Arlis Selph, 88, of Scranton died Monday, July 23, 2007, at Paris.

A native of Scranton, he was a son of the late Eugene and Lennie McDaniel Selph, former employee of Hickory Springs Manufacturing in Fort Smith, retired employee of Cloyes Gear in Paris, and a member of Scranton Holiness Church.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Robbie Lee Selph; three daughters, Charlotte Jones and Dian Bradley, both of Paris, and Lorraine Ault of Clarksville; six sons, Arthur of Paris, Quinten and Dewayne, both of Scranton, Gary of Hartman, Oneil of Gracemont, Okla., and Carlton of Sapulpa, Okla.; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 26, at Scranton Holiness Church with burial at McKendree Cemetery north of Subiaco. Arrangements were under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.

Active pallbearers were Kris Westbrook, Nathan and Adam Jones, Wesley Selph, Dewayne Ault and Chris Bradley.

Honorary pallbearers were Norman Selph, John Shelton, Bill Hughes, Leroy Muncy, Ray Harrison, David Pearrow, Joe Fritchie, and Johnny Spellins.

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



Billy Glen Terry


Billy Glen Terry, 62, of Lamar died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Johnson Regional Medical  Center.

A native of Fort Douglas, he was a son of the late Gus and Avline Gregory Terry, retired farmer, graduate of Lamar High School,  and was preceded in death by one daughter, Margie McCraw; and two grandchildren, John Thomas McCraw and Miriam McCraw.

Survivors include his wife, Judith Louise Stone Terry; four daughters, Clara Gordon and husband, Shane, of Magazine, Frances Terry of Little Rock, and Cheryl Sanders and husband, Roger, and Patty Terry, all of Lamar; two sons, Fred Terry and wife, Debbie, and Daniel Terry, all of Lamar; one sister, Louise Graves and husband, William, of Hagarville; son-in-law, Gene McCraw of Walnut Valley; 12 grandchildren, Josh, Jake, Hailey and Hannah Terry, all of Lamar, Samantha, Emily and Abigail McCraw, all of Walnut Valley, Paige, Shelby and Bryce Gordon, all of Magazine, and Lakyn and Kori Sanders, both of Lamar; one niece, and several nephews and cousins.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Milloway officiating. Burial will be in Fort Douglas Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Roy Terry, Troy Terry, Ronnie Terry, Terry Yancey, Leon Meimerstorf, and David Graves.

Honorary pallbearer will be Steve Hale.


Donald E. Smith


Donald E. Smith, 88, of Clarksville died Friday, July 27, 2007, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a son of the late Oscar and Ada Danek Smith, carpenter, captain and veteran of World War II serving as an aviation engineer in the Philippines, longtime resident of Kenosha, Wis., where he was  head cabinet maker for City Lumber Company of Kenosha, and former member of First Baptist Church before retiring to Clarksville in 1981, where he did cabinet building and was a member of the First Baptist Church and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Smith and Lloyd Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary Barnes Smith; one son, Donald E. Smith Jr. of North Hollywood, Calif.; and one sister, Gladys Brown of Racine, Wis.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, July 30, at the First Baptist Church in Clarksville with Rev. Darrell Bridges officiating.

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

Active pallbearers were Richard Rogers, Danny Leeds, Randy Gresham, Frank Hilton, David Ross, and Ross McCarley.

Honorary pallbearers were Henry McKnight and Jay Moody.


Monetta D. Hadley


Monetta Lee (Mo) Dickerson Hadley, 66, of Ponca City, Okla., died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at her home.

A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late J. W. Dickerson, attended Clarksville Public Schools and the University of the Ozarks where she completed a business major in 1962, member of Beta Sigma Phi, Rainbow, and St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by two brothers, J. R. Dickerson and Bill Dickerson; and three sisters, Anna Moore, Lottie Morgan, and Pearl Whitson.

Survivors include her husband, William O. Hadley; one son, Greg Hadley of Ponca City, Okla.; one daughter, Angie Hadley of Pittsburg, Kan.; mother, Ila Green Dickerson of Clarksville; one brother, J. W. Dickerson II of Clarksville; one sister, Bonnie Dickerson of Fort Smith; and three grandchildren, Gunnar, Eriq, and Sydney Hadley of Ponca City, Okla.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church with Rev. Lisa Crone-Sheldon officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Trout Funeral Home and Crematory.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, 1904 North Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, OK 74601 or the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1904 North Pecan, Ponca City, OK 74604.


Oleta Pryor Day


Oleta Jane Pryor Day, 98, of Clarksville died Tuesday, July 24, 2007.

She was a native of the Bethlehem Community, daughter of the late Charles and Minnie Lou Laster Pryor, widow of Virgil M. Day, lifelong resident of Johnson County, graduate of the University of the Ozarks, school teacher for 35 years, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Retired Teachers Association, and the First Presbyterian Church where she served in several capacities. She was also active in community affairs including the Johnson County Historical Society, the Extension homemakers club projects and the Johnson County Democratic Party. She was preceded in death by two sons, Dwight Day and Clark Day; two stepsons, V. M. Day Jr. and Hansel Day; one stepdaughter, Elise Ray; one sister, Katie Doherty; and one brother, Charlie Pryor.

Survivors include one daughter, Freda Pearson of Clarksville; one stepdaughter, Louise Chronister of Russellville; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jerry Rice and Rev. Brady Duff officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Don Pearson, Bob Day, Steve Day, Derrick Cherne,  Michael Gibson, Alex Rice, Sonny Pearson, and Collin Pearson.

Memorials may be made to Lamar Elementary School Library, 301 Elberta Street, Lamar, AR 72846.


Robert O. Fisher


Robert O. (Bobby) Fisher, 66, of Richardson, Texas, died Friday, July 20, 2007, at his home.

He was a son of the late Robert L. (Bob) Fisher of Clarksville and Joan Watt Fisher of Danville, a graduate of Danville High School, attended Arkansas Tech University, and received an associate degree in electrical engineering, a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in computer science at the University of Arkansas.

Following graduation, he worked on a doctorate of computer science degree at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Ill., and continued at the University of  Texas in Dallas, Texas. He was employed by Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas, for approximately 30 years. He also earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Survivors include one son, Chris Fisher of Russellville; two daughters, Tamara Morris of Morrilton and Teresa Ausborn of Russellville; one brother and sister-in-law, David and Mary Fisher of Danville; stepmother, Christene Fisher of Clarksville; two granddaughters, Alexandra Ausborn and Katherine Ausborn of Russellville; and one nephew, Davy Fisher and wife, Shara, of Bentonville.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the Earl Ladd Cemetery in Danville with Rev. Earl Stapleton officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.


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