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Earvy Hatcher

Earvy (Dick) Hatcher, 88, of San Francisco, Calif., formerly of Hartman, died Aug. 23, 2007.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Hatcher; one stepson; one brother, Voyd Hatcher of California; and one sister, Mamie Laster of Clarksville.

Private burial was in California.

Ernest Hatcher

Ernest Eugene Hatcher, 93, of Paris died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, in Paris.

He was a native of Hartman, retired coal miner for U. S. Steel Company, member of UMWA District 22, First Assembly of God Church in Paris, the Logan County Senior Citizens Board, and Project Compassion, recipient of the Golden Harvest Award for his many hours of volunteerism, and was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Hatcher.

He is survived by one daughter, Jean Taber of Paris; one sister, Mamie Laster of Clarksville; one brother, Voyd Hatcher of California; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at First Assembly of God in Paris with burial at McKendree Cemetery north of Subiaco under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home of Paris.

Pallbearers were John Taber, Leonard Needham, Johnny Taber Jr. and Victor Cozens.

Janet Clare Fisher

Janet Clare Fisher, 63, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, at her home.

A native of Pompton Plains, N. J., she was a daughter of the late Larry Seabert, and a graduate of Pompton Plains (New Jersey) High School.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Fred Fisher Jr.; one daughter, Rosemary (B. J.) Fisher of San Jose, Calif.; three sons, Fred S. Fisher IV and Jesse Lee Fisher, both of San Jose, Calif., and Erick Scott Fisher of Mountain Top; mother, Ruth Seabert of Modesto, Calif.; two sisters, Linda Russell of Stockton, Calif., and Ellen O’Neal of Modesto, Calif.; two brothers, Larry Seabert of San Jose, Calif., and Jim Seabert of Manteca, Calif.; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Shaler Hill Family Cemetery at Coal Hill under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were John Piper Jr., JoJo Hoing, Montana Hoing, Ethen Rogers and Dillon Fisher.

Jo Ann Yates

Jo Ann Dorrough Yates, 76, of Coal Hill died Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at Fort Smith.

She was a native of Denver, Colo., and daughter of the late Glenn (Dozier) and Arlene Frye Dorrough.

Survivors include her husband, William Ben Yates; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janette and Ron Jackson and Patricia and David Tedford; four grandchildren, Candice Harvey and husband, Raymond, Dustin Estep and wife, Shayne, Chad Tedford, and Logan Tedford and wife, Lessie; eight great-grandchildren; aunt, Doris Miller; and several cousins.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the First Baptist Church in Coal Hill with Rev. David Qualls officiating.

Burial will be in Coal Hill Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Dustin Estep, Chad Tedford, Logan Tedford, Raymond Harvey, Brent Yates, and David Chronister.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Tedford, Buddy Beavers, Joe Hurst, Kevin Muldoon, Joe Eddy Miller, Ron Jackson, and Joe Hoing.

Joe D. Hamzy

Joe Dillin Hamzy, 60, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007.

He was born in Clarksville, to Chester and Mary Hamzy, grew up in Lovington, N. M., resided and worked in the Arlington, Texas, area for the last 40 years,  and was a member of the Shepherd of Life Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Hamzy; one son, Kevin Hamzy and wife, Jennifer; two grandchildren, Josh and Ellie; and one sister, Carol Schultz of Deming, N. M.

A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Shepherd of Life Lutheran Church in Arlington, Texas.

Mildred Wall

Mildred (Cookie) Wall, 55, of Coal Hill died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, in Coal Hill.

She was a native of Long Beach, Calif., and a waitress for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Hugh Wall; one daughter, Tammy Lee Torres of Russellville; one son, David Allen Torres of Russellville; mother, Wilma Hecker of Coal Hill; one sister, Earlene Morrison of Arkadelphia; four brothers, Jerry Jones of Donaldson, Gene Saunders of Russellville, James Saunders of Coal Hill, and Paul Hecker of Lamar; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Coal Hill Cemetery with Rev. Ted Darling officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Active pallbearers were David Wyers, Allen Bryant, Don Bartlett, Dan Thronebury, Jim Wilson and Joe Hurst.

Honorary pallbearers were nurses aides of Area Agency on Aging and visiting nurses, Amanda Baker, Terri Dickerson, Peggy Yarnell, Irma Thronebury, Barbara Beck and Alice Houston.

Peggy Lou Hoban

Peggy Lou Hoban, 54, of London died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at her home.

A native of Kewanee, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Robert Lonnie Andrews, Catholic, Paint horse breeder for 15 years, member of the WestArk Horseshow Association and the Arkansas Paint Horse Club, and was preceded in death by  one brother-in-law, Earl Dennis.

Survivors include her husband of 20 years, John Hoban; one son, Brian Dorff of London; one daughter and son-in-law, Angella and Ron Dumas of Lamar; one stepdaughter, Jennifer Hoban of Russellville; mother, Darlas Sturtevant of Kewanee, Ill.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Robert and Millie Andrews, Carl and Nita Andrews, and Harry W. Andrews; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Susan Dennis, Julie and Dave Johnson, Carol and Larry Willis and Patricia and Bill Reed; and one grandson, Keith Dumas of Lamar.

Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Saint John’s Catholic Church in Russellville with Father William F. Thomas officiating. 

Burial will be in Madden Cemetery at Hickeytown under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Pallbearers will be Billy Reed, Dave Johnson, Justin Reed, Joe Detrick, Steven Davis and Ricky Reed.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway, Suite 3, Russellville, AR 72802.

Perry D. Houston

Perry Dwight Houston, 46, of Hartman died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at his home.

He was a native of Hartman.

Survivors include his parents, Billy Paul and Iladene Kimbrel Houston; one brother, Eric Shawn Houston of Hartman; one sister, Nadine Houston Brooks of Greenwood; special friend, Dee Rudder; four nieces; and two nephews.

Funeral was at  2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at  Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Sory officiating. Burial was in West Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Chris Babson, Allen Walker, Tommy Gregory, Richie Self, Mark Crowson and Mike Ruffner.

Honorary pallbearers were Mark Weaver, Mike Sights, Junior Bell, Dual Miller, Gordon Gibson, Jeff Dougan, and Randall Estep.

Steve Griffin

Steve Griffin, 69, of Hartman died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at Mercy Hospital Turner Memorial in Ozark.

He was a native of Little Rock, son of the late Perry and Irene Hefley Griffin, graduate of Alma High School, Baptist, veteran of the U. S. Army and former employee of CMW in Clarksville.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Dougan Griffin; one daughter, Denise Sanford and husband, Clark, of St. Louis, Mo.; one son, Mark Griffin of St. Joseph, Mo.; one sister, Joan Vriesen of Vicksburg, Miss.; five brothers, Kenneth Griffin of Alma, Charles Griffin of Van Buren, John Griffin of Barling, Tommy Griffin of Greenwood, and Richard Griffin of Fort Smith; and three grandchildren, Kate, Kara and Clark Sanford III.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Francis Vriesen officiating. Burial was in Union Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Griffin, Charles Griffin, John Griffin, Tommy Griffin, Richard Griffin, and Fred Dougan.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 6213 Lee Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72205.

Sylvia G. Allred

Sylvia Gertrude Sosebee Allred, 96, of Ozark died Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, in Van Buren.

A native of Winert, Texas, she was a daughter of the late E. G. and Lantie Mae Cooper Sosebee, widow of Cephus Allred, member of the Corinth Missionary Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary, and was preceded in death by two daughters, Pauline English and Angerie Terry.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Reba and Thell Peevy of Alma and Mike and Brenda Lewis of Mulberry; three sons and daughters-in-law, Harrison and Olene Allred of Ozark, Bobby and Betty Allred of Coal Hill, and Larry and Charlotte Allred of Ozark; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Shaffer Funeral Home in Ozark with Mike Lewis and Garry Terry officiating. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Ozark.

Active pallbearers were Kevin Allred, Keith Allred, Stephen Allred, Britt Allred, Keith English, Vincent Terry, Michael Peevy and Brian Hill.

Honorary pallbearers were Rick Allred, Bryant English, Kenneth Peevy, Robert English, John Terry, Chris English, Alan Hurt, Chris Clayton and Adam Terry.

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