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Emerson Dyer Wine

Emerson Dyer Wine, 91, of Clarksville died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007.

A native of Elkhart, Ind., he was a son of the late Cecil Charles and Dorcas Dyer Wine, carpenter, Baptist, and was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Marie Wine; three brothers; and one sister.

He is survived by three daughters, Sharon Mitchell and husband, Jim, and Pat Cook and husband, Bob, all of Ozone, and Sandra Bridger and husband, Gene, of Elkhart, Ind.; one sister, Juanita Olinghouse of Goshen, Ind.; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Ozone Baptist Church.

Burial was in Russell Cemetery at Ozone under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Bobby Cook, Roger Ost, Terry Cromer, John Tripp, Wayne Hatcher, and Richard Brandt.

Honorary pallbearers were Jim Mitchell, Bob Cook, Gene Bridger, Pierre Bridger and great-grandsons.

Memorials may be made to Nursing Home Hospice.

Grace M. Abbott

Grace M. Abbott, 86, of Coal Hill died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, in Ozark.

She was a daughter of the late Arthur and Naomi Koenigsecker Holliker, native of Waterville, Ohio, and member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Altus, Coal Hill VFW Auxiliary, Marine Corps League in California, and the good Sam RV Club of Fort Smith.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Abbott; one daughter, Kathleen Virden of Apple Valley, Calif.; five sons, Richard Abbott and Robert Abbott of Coal Hill, Ronald Abbott of Cabot, Michael Abbott of Coalinga, Calif., and Dennis Abbott of Berea, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with funeral mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altus with Father Hiliary Filiatreau officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’c Cemetery at Altus.

Haskel Calvin Cowan

Haskel Calvin Cowan, 82, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, at Southwest Regional Medical Center in Little Rock.

He was a native of Hartman, son of the late Claude and Marvie Thomas Cowan, and Pentecostal.

Survivors include his wife, Mozelle Robinson Cowan; four sons, Calvin Cowan of Lamar, Clitis Cowan of Oark, Carl Cowan of Springfield, Mo., and Craig Cowan of Clarksville; one daughter, Karen Sue Tumbleson of Lamar; one brother, Virgel Cowan of Oark; three sisters, Juanita Hardin of Clarksville, Corene Benn of Wichita, Kan., and Irmalee Hill of Oark; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at Roller-Cox Funeral Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in the Sherman Cemetery at Ozone.

Active pallbearers were Duane Yates, Darrell Benn, Leroy Yarbrough, Keith Stepp, Marty Tumbleson, and Mike Cowan.

Honorary pallbearers were nieces and nephews.

Helen Louise Gehrt

Helen Louise Gehrt, 80, of Clarksville died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, at her home.

She was a native of Lothair, Ky., daughter of the late Alfred and Polly Hall Marcum, widow of Edwin Ernest Gehrt, graduate of Chicago (Illinois) High School, former beautician and former nursing school student.

Survivors include one daughter, Kim Ozimek of Clarksville; three sons, Rick Gehrt, Ken Gehrt and Jon Gehrt, all of Clarksville; three grandchildren, Tasha Hall and Richard Hall, both of Clarksville, and Richard Gehrt of California; and three great-grandchildren, Blake and Scott Inman of Clarksville and Cody Gehrt of California.

Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Hardwicke Funeral Home with Rev. Sam McElhaney officiating. Burial was in Lone Pine Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Richard Hall, Robert Hall, Jerry Don Wood, Johnny Wood, Jack Rogers, and Cecil Bean.

Kenneth G. Chambers

Kenneth Gayle Chambers, 71, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, in Van Buren.

He was born in Johnson County, attended First United Methodist Church in Clarksville, former student at Holy Redeemer Catholic School and Forrester-Davis Development Center, and was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Lowell (Askins) and Howe A. Higgs; and father, Kenneth R. Chambers.

He is survived by one sister, Randa Hawkins of Fort Smith; and two nieces, Kelley McFerren of Fort Smith and Shelley Webb of Alma.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Activities Department of Crawford Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 2010 Main Street, Van Buren, AR 72956.

Paul W. Sanborn

Paul W. Sanborn, 74, of Dover, whose son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Wanita Sanborn, reside at Hartman, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

A son of the late Walter Alonzo and Roxanna Cleaves Jones Sanborn, he was a native of Ellsworth, Maine, Baptist, United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War having retired in 1978 as chief master sergeant after 27-plus years, and was an employee of Epperson Construction Company in Russellville for 19 years following his retirement. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Walter Jr., Charles, John and Clarence Sanborn; and one brother-in-law, Richard Mitchell.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Beverly Jo Sanborn; three other sons, Dave Sanborn and wife, Robin, of Russellville, Dan Sanborn and wife, Debbie, of Abilene, Texas, and Ric Sanborn and fiancee, Melanie Goad, of Fort Smith; one daughter, Lana Sue Ledezma and husband, Joe, of Kerrville, Texas; one sister, Sally Gifford of Ellsworth, Maine; two brothers-in-law, Curtis Mitchell and wife, Anna, of Dover, and Tom Mitchell of the Philippines; one sister-in-law, Jean Abbott and husband, Wayne, of Poteau, Okla.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at Shinn Funeral Service Chapel. Burial, with military honors, was in McFadden Cemetery at Dover.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Arkansas, 211 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205-9869 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Phyllis Ann Payne

Phyllis Ann Payne, 74, of Russellville died Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

She was a native of Tulsa, Okla., daughter of the late Carl Guy and Mable Fern Bellows Lowther, widow of James D. Payne Sr., and was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Payne; one grandson, David Freeman; and six brothers and sisters.

She is survived by two sons, James Payne Jr. and wife, Theresa, of Russellville and Ronnie Payne and wife, Barbara, of Hartman; six daughters, Deborah Smith and husband, Charles, of Clarksville, Diana Freeman and husband, David, of Pottsville, Donna Chambers and husband, Camp, of Russellville, Doris Kemp and husband, Don, of Pottsville, Darlene Fitzgerald and husband, Larry Joe, of Oklahoma, and Belinda Edwards Wells of Russellville; one brother, Ray Lowther of Tulsa, Okla.; 31 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Bill Reed of Russellville.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at Shinn Funeral Service Chapel with Dr. Michael Stick officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery at Russellville.

Grandsons and friends of the family served as pallbearers.

Trixie J. Buchanan

Trixie J. Buchanan, 82, of Phoenix, Ariz., a native of the Harmony Community, died Aug. 9, 2007, in a Phoenix hospital.

She was a daughter of the late James L. and Ola Miracle Porter, widow of  C. T. Buchanan, and was preceded in death by one brother, Gus H. Porter.

She is survived by two sons, Chris A. Buchanan of Ruidoso, N. M., and Bruce Buchanan of Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and three brothers, Lyall, Buel and Bill Porter of Clarksville.

Graveside services and interment were in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz. 

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