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December 02, 2022


Coleman Askins

Coleman Askins, 64, of Ozark died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, in Ozark.

He was a retired logger and Baptist.

Survivors are two daughters, Betsy Richardson of New Blaine and Tammy Dawson of Hunt; five sisters, Ann Grigsby, Welline Grigsby, Louise Arbaugh, and Sue Stepp, all of Hartman, and Virginia Hodge of Catalpa; three brothers, Billy Askins of Ozark and Glenn Askins and Varl Askins, both of Clarksville; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Active pallbearers were Ricky Grigsby, Butch Grigsby, James Jones, Frankie Jones, Dustin Haffelder, Daniel Haffelder and James Lee Jones.

Honorary pallbearers were Jason Richardson, Bill Askins, Varl Askins, and Glen Askins.

Donnie W. Johnson

Donnie W. Johnson, 47, of Washington died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, at Medical Park Hospital in Hope.

He was the wrecker driver for 67 Speedway, a self-employed mechanic and welder, and was preceded in death by his father, Chuck Johnson.

Survivors include five sons, Jason Johnson of Belding, Mich., Daniel Johnson of Washington, Clayton Johnson of Clarksville, Nelson Fox of Hope and Chad Fox of Prescott; three daughters, Christy Johnson of Belding, Mich., Kayla Johnson of Clarksville and Amanda Fathrree of Tennessee; mother, Judy McCannon and Russell of Santa Fe, Texas; two brothers, Todd Ramsey and Rodney Ramsey, both of Baycliff, Texas; two sisters, Kathy Ann Marlow of Concho, Ariz., and Brenda Matthews of Michigan; three grandchildren; and special friend, Paula Boyette Fox of Washington.

Graveside services and burial were at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Holman Cemetery north of Lamar. Arrangements were under the direction of Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home of Hope.

Emma Bowie

Emma Bowie, 88, former resident of Clarksville, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, in Ozark.

A native of the Wattensaw Community in Lonoke County, she was a daughter of the late Willie Flynt and Lola Flynt Deese, widow of Billy Bowie, former resident of Augusta, graduate of Beebe High School and the University of Central Arkansas at Conway, retired sixth grade teacher from Augusta Public Schools, member of First Baptist Church of Augusta, charter member of Cherry Street Baptist Church in Clarksville, and was preceded in death by her stepfather, W. H. Deese; three stepbrothers, C. W. Deese, Rev. Wilson Deese, and Dr. Richard (Pud) Deese; and one stepsister, Oda Roush.

Survivors include one son, Arthur Bowie of Bentonville; one daughter, Connie Limbird of Knoxville; two grandchildren, Joseph Bowie and Happy Limbird; three brothers, Alvin Flynt of Bentonville, Dr. Clayton Flynt of Camden and Dr. William Flynt of Fayetteville; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A family graveside service and burial were at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Augusta Memorial Park. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Rhodes Funeral Home in Augusta with Rev. Ladell Bailey officiating.

A local memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Cherry Street Baptist Church in Clarksville with Rev. Rusty Bushong officiating.

Memorials may be made to Cherry Street Baptist Church, P. O. Box 378, Clarksville, AR 72830 or to First Baptist Church, 310 Pearl Street, Augusta, AR 72006.

Freda L. Chavers

Freda Louise Chavers, 77, of Springdale, formerly of Clarksville, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, at North West Medical Center Hospital in Springdale.

A native of the Spadra Community, she was a daughter of the late Homer and Bertha Porter East, member of the Assembly of God Church, and was preceded in death by one brother, Wildon East.

Survivors include her husband, Cyrus Nelson Chavers; one son, Kenneth Wayne Harkey of Springdale; one sister, Dorothy Faye Thomas of Springdale; one brother, Billy East of Coal Hill; two grandchildren, Vicki Phelps of Lowell and Shelia Anthney of Springdale; and four great-grandchildren, Bethany and Brandon Anthney and Christopher and Cory Phelps.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bobby Dotson officiating. Burial was in Knoxville Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Thomas Phelps, Donald Anthney, Bob Nichols, Matt Nichols, Bob Hall and Junior Anglin.

Geneva Humphrey

Geneva Schwarz Humphrey, 78, of Hancock, Wis., died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007, at Stevens Point, Wis.

A native of Ozone, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Annabelle Ross Schwarz, graduate of Hancock High School,  former employee of Sentry Insurance and was preceded in death by one grandson, Trevor Humphrey.

Survivors include her husband, Royce R. Humphrey; two sons, Gary (Pat) Humphrey and Gregory Humphrey; one daughter, Ginger (Darvin) Pfaff; four sisters,  Alene (Dale) Losey, Lois (Richard) Klein, Lorene (Dale) Allen, and Evelyn (Robert) Beggs; two brothers, Karl (Marcy) Schwarz and Donald (Theresa) Schwarz; five grandchildren, Troy (Jennifer) Humphrey, Tricia (Jim) Lietz, and Katrina, Darrin and Quincy Pfaff;  three great-grandchildren, Curtis Humphrey and Paige and Hannah Lietz; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Burial was in Hancock Cemetery.

Mildred C. Blair

Mildred Cromer Blair, 80, of Cabot, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007.

A native of Lamar, she was a daughter of the late Jerome and Arnie Owen Cromer, widow of Sanford D. Blair, graduate of Jacksonville High School, member of First Baptist Church of Conway, attended First Baptist Church of Cabot, licensed cosmetologist, real estate agent, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Zoe Ballinger and Audrey Magdelano.

She is survived by one brother, J. E. Cromer and wife, Carole, of Norfork; one sister, Lorene Cromer Shaver of Benton; one niece, Jacquelyn Moore and husband, Jonathan, of North Little Rock; one nephew, Joseph Cromer and wife, Leanne, of North Little Rock; two great-nieces, Erica Moore and Charlotte Cromer; and one great-nephew, Chase Cromer.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, in Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial was in Bayou Meto Cemetery in Jacksonville under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.

Wilma A. Clark

Wilma A. (Sue) Breedlove Clark, 81, of Lockport, N. Y., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, in Lockport, N. Y.

A native of Lamar, she was a daughter of the late Walter V. and Ethel Umphreys Breedlove, widow of Mervin L. Clark, served in the military and was preceded in death by one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Joan and Billy Ray Campbell.

She is survived by six grandchildren, Stacie L. Ruppel and husband, Daniel, Billy Ray Campbell II, Walter L. Campbell, Johnathon P. Campbell and wife, Krista, Shannon M. Fosmer and husband, Allen, and Clarence D. Campbell and wife, Karen; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the Annie’s Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

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