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Doris Flaherty

Doris Irene Hatcher Flaherty, 76, of Ozark died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, in a Fort Smith hospital.

A native of Scranton, she was a daughter of the late Brit and Johnnie Bell Hickey Hatcher, widow of Lewis Edward Flaherty, and was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Edward Flaherty; and one granddaughter, Dakota Lynn Contant.

She is survived by 11 daughters, Brenda Phillips and Mary Moore, both of Clarksville, Gloria Bartsch of Subiaco, Linda O’Kuly of Las Vegas, Nev., JoAnn McMasters of Blue Mountain, Kathy Jackson and Doris Calhoun, both of Ozark, and Angela Predmoore, Molly Brixey, Otta Ruston and Polly Dickson, all of Alexander; five sons, Thomas Flaherty of Scranton, Jackie Flaherty of Altus, Stephen Flaherty of Corning, Lewis Flaherty of Lamar and Truman Flaherty of Coal Hill; 40 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Rickey Jackson officiating. Burial was in Pee Vee House Cemetery in Van Buren.

Active pallbearers were David Davison, Travis Pelts, Doyle Bowman, Zack Contant, Scott Escalante and Stewart Watson.

Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

Jeremy David Abner

Jeremy David Abner, 27, of Fort Smith died Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, in Poteau, Okla.

He was a native of Fort Smith and an employee of Fianna Hills Country Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Lexus Abner of Fort Smith; father and stepmother, Mike and Cheryl Abner of Clarksville; paternal grandmother, Patricia Abner of Fort Smith; one brother, Carl Abner of Fort Smith; one stepsister, Shawn Morales of San Antonio, Texas; one uncle, Mark Abner of Battlesfield, Mo.; and one aunt, Tracy McDonald of Fort Smith.

Graveside services and burial were at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.

Joe A. Martin Jr.

Joe Arthur Martin Jr., 55, of Duncan, Okla., formerly of Clarksville, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, at Medical Lodge of Butler, Mo.

A native of Henryetta, Okla., he was a son of the late Joe Arthur Martin Sr., graduate of Henryetta (Oklahoma) High School, retired disabled Army veteran, Baptist, lifetime member and officer of Amvets of America, lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Mae Martin.

Survivors include his mother, Kathryn Handley Martin of Clarksville; four sisters, Linda Pratt of Orlando, Fla., Sharon Curry of Ozone, Mary Einert of Clarksville, and Rebecca Holt of Lamar; four brothers, Geary Martin of Ft. Scott, Kan., Arthur Martin of Oklahoma City, Okla., David Martin of Okemah, Okla., and Danny Martin of Clarksville; and one aunt, Carolyn Handley of Knoxville.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Geary Martin, David Martin, Grover Loman, Jim Walton, Jimmy Hampton and Jerry Hampton.

Honorary pallbearers were Daniel Martin and Arthur Martin.

Lillian F. Boen

Lillian Freeman Boen, 95, of Lamar died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007.

She was a native of Cowell, daughter of the late Milton (Boss) and Mattie Ogden Freeman, widow of Floyd Boen, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Erie Johnson and Julie Lowery; and seven brothers, Earnest Freeman, Paul Freeman, Stanley Freeman, A. G. Freeman, Troy Freeman, Lewis Freeman, and Donald Freeman.

She is survived by one son, Dennis Boen and wife, Sue, of Lamar; one sister, Eudola Bradley of Richmond, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Roller-Cox Funeral Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in Rosetta Cemetery near Salus.

Active pallbearers will be Mike Holt, Jeff Holt, James Holt, Tim Storms, Mike Reynolds, and Michael Collins.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Patterson, Teresa Qualls, Lori Watson, Candy Bauer, Jo Ann Clark, Jack Elrod, Eric Drey, Jesh Drey, Jeff Boen, Connor Freeman, Colton Freeman, and James Ayers.

Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor, 25, of Russellville died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

He was a native of Harrison, 2000 graduate of Dover High School, employee of ConAgra Foods, and was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Raymond Taylor; and maternal grandmother, Crystal Eudola Carney.

Survivors include his parents, Ronnie and Sandra Carney Taylor of Russellville; one brother and sister-in-law, Brad and Sonyia Taylor of Clarksville; paternal grandmother, Vivan Taylor of Nail;  maternal grandparents, Virl and Betty Carney of Nail; uncle, Stan Taylor of Lurton; five aunts, Linda Bond of Springdale, Kathy Standridge and Carolyn Burdine, both of Scottsville, Verla Clark of Clarksville,   and Brenda Schaefer of Hindsville; two nephews, Brady and Dylan Taylor, both of Clarksville; and one niece, Shaelyn Taylor of Clarksville.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Scottsville Assembly of God Church with Rev. Bobby  Young officiating.

Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery at Nail under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.

Active pallbearers will be Josh Meyers, Ken Ellis, Brent George, Russell Burdine, Earl Chisum, Dave Smith, Nathan Clark, and Joel Dodson.

Honorary pallbearer will be Taylor Bramlett.

Nellie A. Vinson

Nellie A. Vinson, 87, of London died Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

She was a daughter of the late Richard Harrison and Clara Trapp Cochran, native of  London, widow of Raymond C. Vinson, member of the London Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, attended Martin Chapel Assembly of God Church, and was preceded in death by one son, Jerry D. Vinson; infant twin daughters, Carlene and Nelene Vinson; one brother, Ira (Boat) Cochran; and three sisters, Lucille Taylor, Iva Price and Mayme Smith.

She is survived by two sons, Raymond (Smiley) Vinson of London and Bud Vinson of Kenai, Alaska; two daughters, Janice Brown of London and Letsy Goza of Russellville; two brothers, R. J. (Gub) Cochran and Charles Cochran, both of London; two sisters, Anne Graham of London and Dorothy Harmon of Dover; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at East Point Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Schlinker and a granddaughter, Cynthia Vinson, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Active pallbearers were Ray Taylor, Blackie Cossey, Jeff Brown, Jay Brown, Jerry Brown, and Ted Harmon.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Pope County Chairman, 126 Lakeview Circle, Russellville, AR 72802.

Peggy Ann Warren

Peggy Ann Warren, 70, of Clarksville died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Utah, daughter of the late Gus and Johnnie Cales, and graduate of Santa Barbara (California) High School.

Survivors include five sons, DeWayne Warren, Anthony Warren, and Randy Warren, all of Clarksville, Edward Warren of Utah, and James Warren of Nevada; one brother, Sam Cales of Utah; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The body was cremated.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Wilma Ruth Carson

Wilma Ruth Carson, 76, of Fort Smith died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, at a Little Rock hospital.

A daughter of the late W. R. (Snap) and Velma Alston, she was a native of Ozark, former resident of Sparkman, and was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, T. Q. (Kit) Carson.

Survivors include one son, Terry Q. Carson and wife, Janie, of Fort Smith, formerly of Johnson County; one daughter, Pam Smith and husband, Talmadge, of Fort Smith; one brother, Wallace D. (Sonny) Alston of Ozark; one sister, Melba Mershon of Fort Smith; one granddaughter, Brooke Ramsey and husband, Robert, of Cabot; one grandson, Tab Smith of Hot Springs; one stepgrandson, Travis Collyar and wife, Casey; and one stepgreat-granddaughter, Jordyn Collyar of Alma.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the First Baptist Church of Sparkman under the direction of Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home of Arkadelphia.

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