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November 29, 2022


Larry C. Martin

Larry Clifton Martin, 55, of Bentonville died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, in Bentonville.

A native of Fort Hood, Texas, he was a son of the late Arlene Reed Martin Griffith, former truck driver and employed by Professional Security, Inc., as a security guard.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Martin; one son, Larry C. Martin Jr. of Bentonville; two daughters, Michelle Rhoden of Bentonville and Misty Guffey of Bainbridge, Ga.; father, Clifton Martin of Vinita, Okla.; stepfather, James Griffith of Clarksville; three sisters, Debbie Baxter of Ozone, Ritta M. Basu of Naperville, Ill., and Rebecca Griffith of Hartman; one brother, Nolan Martin of Rogers; and four grandchildren, Amber Searcy, Mikie Rhoden, Joshua Guffey and Melanie Martin.

Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Oark Cemetery with Rev. Dorsey Martin officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Benton County Funeral Home of Rogers.

Lucy E. Myers

Lucy E. Myers, 81, died Sept. 22, 2007, in Loma Linda Care Center in Loma Linda, Calif.

She was born and raised in the Spadra Community, daughter of the late Bell and Hugh Myers, and was preceded in death by one son, Larry Price Lynn, and one daughter, Debbie Price.

She is survived by one sister, Mary Lea Worley of Wilmington, Calif.; one brother, William James Myers of Yorba Linda, Calif.; two aunts, Mary Howard of the Spadra Community and Maggie Killingsworth of California; and one uncle, Curtis Bohannon of Harrison.

Burial will be in the Spadra Cemetery at a later date.

Nancy Jane Abernathy Johnson

The family and friends of Nancy Jane Abernathy Johnson mourn her peaceful passing to be with Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior, on September 27, 2007, in Dallas, Texas, after a short battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Nancy was born May 18, 1934, in Lubbock, Texas. She was a 1952 graduate of Lubbock High School. She married Roy Johnson, her childhood sweetheart, on September 4, 1952.

Over the next 55 years together they climbed many hills, made many friends, and shared a wonderful life together. In all of Roy’s business ventures, she never lost faith in him and put him first in everything each and every day.

Affectionately called “Sweet Mama” by her seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, she was a warm and gracious woman, a devoted wife, sister, mother, grandmother, friend and community member. She was a generous host, an avid bridge player, a sharp-minded consultant in the family businesses, a world traveler, a skilled gardener, a red hat wearer and always an optimist. Nancy’s positive, courageous, and down-to-earth spirit inspired all; her thoughtfulness and generosity resulted in wonderful and lasting friendships. Admired for her intellect, her sassy sense of humor, and her independent spirit, she lived life to the fullest and will be greatly missed. It is with a heavy heart that her family and friends say goodbye. Her passing leaves a great void in the lives of all she touched.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Roy M. Johnson of Clarksville, AR; daughter, Roylene and her husband, Max Slaughter, of Clarksville, AR; son, Michael Johnson and his fiancee, Lisa Pillstrom, of Knoxville, AR; daughter, Penny and her husband, Tom Wolters, of Keller, TX; daughter, Tracy and her husband, Mitchell Todd, of Frisco, TX; grandchildren, Wayne, Shalane, Shelby, Cory, Parker, Marshall, and Jackson; great-grandchildren, Victoria, Caroline, and Lily; sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Bill Cope of Houston, Texas; sister-in-law, Louise Abernathy of Lubbock, Texas; and 23 nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Doctor Lisa Labiche and the doctors and staff at Baylor Medical Center of Dallas for their efforts to diagnose her illness.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Nancy’s honor to the Clarksville Statuary Fund at First Security Bank, Attn: Jackie Nowotny, P. O. Box 288, Clarksville, AR 72830.

A celebration of Nancy’s life was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the First United Methodist Church in Clarksville with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating.

Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Fred Dougan, Don Johnston, Rick Kent, Steve Fisher, Darrell Weathers, and Bill Verboon.

Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pansy Holloway

Pansy Holloway, 92, of Springdale, formerly of Coal Hill, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale.

She was born Sept. 17, 1915, at Alix, daughter of the late James and Jane Holmes Moore, widow of Roy (Dodd) Holloway, graduated from the University of the Ozarks in 1955 with a bachelor of arts degree in education, retired teacher from the Coal Hill and Altus schools where she taught for 34 years, former fifth and sixth grade math teacher and girls basketball coach eventually taking them to the state tournament. She was a member of the Coal Hill Methodist Church but after moving to Springdale she was active in the Peaceful Valley Bible Church where she taught Sunday school. She enjoyed doing things for others and spent the last years of her life making hats for cancer patients eventually making a total of 275. She was preceded in death by siblings.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Hawk and husband, Don, of Ozark and June Vanhook and husband, Jack, of Springdale; four grandchildren, Donna Reinhard of St. Louis, Mo.; Debra June Volzer of Columbus, Ohio; John Vanhook of Rowlette, Texas; and Mark Vanhook of Springdale; one great-grandchild, Sarah Volzer; and one niece, Carolyn Clay of Subiaco.

Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Coal Hill Cemetery with Rev. Bill Pettigrew officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Peaceful Valley Bible Church, 2207 South 40th Street, Springdale, AR 72762.

Martha Randall

Martha Velda Jo Randall, 69, of Ozark died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial in Ozark.

She was a daughter of the late Troy and Dimie Davis Roberson, attended the Freewill Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by one sister, Violet Marie Knox.

Survivors include her husband, Jack Randall; one daughter, Rene Morrison of Conway; one son, Troy Thomas Randall of Ozark; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Kendall Cemetery north of Hartman with Steve Sawrie officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Paul Knox, Brandon Knox, Rick Noren, Michael Noren, Gus Waters and Harvey Waters.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

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