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Elizabeth Estep

Elizabeth Estep, 89, of Coal Hill died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, in Benton.

She was a native of the Spadra Community, daughter of the late Blake and Jocie Bowlin Timmons and was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Clyde Estep; two sisters, Katherine Estep and Lorene Riggs; and one brother, Vernon Timmons.

Survivors include two daughters, Jeanette Marvel of Bryant and Elizabeth Fultz of Coal Hill; three sons, Carl Estep and Richard Estep, both of Hartman, and Dean Estep of Rogers; one sister, Irene Marshall of Camellia, Calif.; two brothers, Harvey Timmons of Oxford, Calif., and Herman Timmons of Broken Arrow, Okla.; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Coal Hill First Baptist Church with Rev. David Qualls officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Mike Fultz, Dwayne Estep, Randall Estep, Ben Estep, Zach Estep, and Robert Liptak.

Memorials may be made to Coal Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 10, Coal Hill, AR 72832.

Gaylan Ray Bell

Graveside services and burial for Gaylan Ray Bell, 45, of Alma, who died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at his home, were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the West Mount Zion Cemetery north of Hartman with Rev. Clarence Smith officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Van Buren and retired employee of Holiday Inn and KFC.

Survivors include his parents, Gail Irene Passmore Hartsell of Alma and Johnnie Ray Bell of Van Buren; three sisters, Nikki Newby and Kristi Mayberry, both of Greenwood, and Jennifer Keeler of Liberty, Okla.; one brother, Toby Bell of Liberty, Okla.; grandmother, Elsie Phelps of Van Buren; and uncle, Bill Watson of Alma.

Gladys Faye Sherrell

Gladys Faye Sherrell, 63, of the Batson Community died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, at Oark.

She was a member of the Sherrellville Church, daughter of the late Harce and Marie Wise Clayborn, and was preceded in death by three brothers, Doyle Clayborn, Darrell Clayborn, and Carrold Clayborn; two sisters, Alpha Hopkins and Mary Hissey; two grandsons, Matthew Sherrell and Andrew Sherrell; and one son-in-law, Allen Robinson.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Carroll Sherrell; two daughters, Robyn Harderson and husband, Craig, of the Batson Community and Tresa Yarbrough and husband, Garry, of Clarksville; one son, Ronald Sherrell and wife, Luchrisia (Trish) of the Batson Community; two sisters, Alene Ihle of Paris and Rita Wyers of Ozark; one brother, Harold Clayborn of Nail; and eight grandchildren, Mandy and Joseph Sherrell, Lauren, Lakyn and Laryn Robinson, Logan Harderson, and Tanner and Ross Yarbrough.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Sherrellville Church with Rev. Bill Holt and Rev. George Willis officiating.

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

Active pallbearers will be Greg Willis, Johnny Anglin, David Wyers, Al Wyers, Randy Wyers, and Jody Cooper.

Honorary pallbearers will be Clifton Hill, Bob Vickers, Thurman Ritchie, Dwight Stepp, Willie Pitts, Bill Callahan, Harold McNeese, and Paul Ray Cummins.

Kimberlee Ann Jones

Kimberlee Ann Jones, 49, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007.

Survivors include her husband, Melvin Kristoffer Jones; two sons, Ryan Allen Wright and Russell Kris Jones, both of Clarksville; parents, Richard Lee and Peggy Foltz Pevahouse of California; two sisters, Darla Montgomery of California and Debra (Kepi) Hurt of Hawaii; and three brothers, Dave Pevahouse of Tennessee, Richard Rolls of Oregon and Russ Pevahouse of Arkansas.

Richard Hull

Richard Hull, 82, of Clarksville died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, at his home.

A native of Treat, he was a son of the late Jim Dave and Martha Jane Freeman Hull,  retired laborer, and was preceded in death by one brother, Garland Hull.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha Hull; three sons, Jerry Hull and Jimmy Hull, both of Dover, and Billy Hull of Clinton, Okla.; two brothers, Earl Hull of Oklahoma and William Hull of California; one stepson, Bobby Robbins of Clarksville; one stepdaughter, Dian Meadows of Clarksville; and seven grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Owens Cemetery near Dover under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Robert Alvin Bly

Robert Alvin (Bob) Bly, 79, of Clarksville died Friday, Oct. 12, 2007,  at his home in Jamestown.

He was an Army veteran, 30-year coal miner, son of the late Zachariah and Rena Quick Bly, and was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Martha Lou Young Bly; and two brothers, Horace Bly and Zach Bly.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Butler Bly; three daughters, Sharon Reams and Sandra Engler, both of Russellville, and Glenda Caldwell of Knoxville; two sons, Daniel Bly and Antonio Bly, both of Clarksville; two stepchildren, Carol Jorgensen of Clarksville and Cindy Carrico of Antioch, Calif.; two sisters, Lavada Casey of Clarksville and Barbara Pharris of Little Rock; four brothers, David Bly of Denton, Texas, Bill Bly of Granbury, Texas, and Thomas Bly and Jim Bly, both of Heber Springs; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Roller-Cox Funeral Chapel with Aaron Beard and Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Shane Beard, Aaron Beard, Travis Engler, Jim Bly, Michael Jorgensen, and James Siefert.

Memorials may be made to the Coal Miners Memorial, P. O. Box 140, Altus, AR 72821.

Virginia Gray Looney

Virginia Looney was born on November 27, 1925, in Scranton, Arkansas and died October 13, 2007, in Southaven, Mississippi. She was the third of Otis and Eala Gray’s seven children. After graduating from Scranton High School she attended Draughons Business College in Little Rock, Arkansas. Subsequently she met and married Walter B. Looney, her husband until his death in 1993. During his twenty year Air Force career, they were stationed in the Philippines, Canada, and at numerous bases around the United States. Along the way she had three children and earned a private pilot’s license. In 1961, upon his retirement from the Air Force, she and Walter with partner Charlie Pennington co-founded Desoto Airpark, a private airport in Desoto County, MS. They built a business that included a maintenance facility, a charter service, and the largest flight school in the mid-south. In 1972, Virginia and Walter returned to Scranton, built a home on Lake Dardanelle and along with their son, Jim, started Aircraft Maintenance Center. The lake home became the center of all family activities. She spent extended summer vacations spoiling her beloved grandchildren, staged huge Fourth of July parties, and made her place the place to be for every holiday event. Virginia was a longtime supporter of St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, TN; a member of the Order of the Eastern Star; a local sponsor for foreign students at the University of the Ozarks; and a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church of Clarksville.

She is survived by brothers, James Gray, Bill Gray, Jerry Gray; sisters, Rubeline Tyler, Wilma Jane Rinkle; sons and wives, David and Elaine Looney, Jim and Carol Looney; daughter and husband, Joyce and Paul Williams; grandchildren, Randy Looney, Christine Looney Carle, Gail Knight White, Brady Knight, Kelsey Looney; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at Hardwicke Funeral Home in Clarksville, AR from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at First Baptist Church in Clarksville, AR. Burial to follow at Wares Chapel Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital or the First Baptist Church of Clarksville Building Fund.

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