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October 12, 2021

10/31/2007

Charles R. Owen

Charles R. Owen, 68, of Clarksville died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at St. Vincent Medical Center in Little Rock.

He was a native of Hagarville, graduate of Clarksville High School, Baptist, owner and operator of Owen Income Tax Service in Clarksville, and was preceded in death by two half-brothers, Marzo and Arnold Owen; and one half-sister, Annie Owen Hodges.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Kraus Owen; two daughters, Charlotte Usery and husband, Gary, and Benita Thomason and husband, Brad, all of El Dorado; one sister, Wanda Meier of Clarksville; one brother, I. W. Owen Jr. of Hagarville; and four grandchildren, Aaron and Hannah Usery and Colton and Tyler Thomason, all of El Dorado.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Stillwell Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Goodman officiating.

Burial was in Annie’s Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.


Christal L. Miller

Christal L. Miller, 35, of Atkins died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007,  from injuries sustained in a two-car accident on Highway 247 northeast of Atkins.

She was a native of Lamar, Colo., employee of Atkins Nursing Center and member of Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Calvin Ray Miller; four sons, Sonny and Brian Caton of Clarksville, Corbin Parker and David Miller of Atkins; parents, Harrold and Lucile Parker of Lamar, Colo.; two brothers, Gary of Phoenix, Ariz., and Dustin of Pueblo, Colo.;  three sisters, Jonnie of Atlanta, Ga., Robyn of Denver, Colo., and Bridget of Pueblo, Colo.; sister-in-law, Amy Ferguson; and brother-in-law, Todd Ferguson.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Lemley Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Bishop officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Don Miller, Todd Ferguson, Colby Hiatt, Shane Miller, Marcus Battiest and Jason Cook.


Helen Nadine Hill

Helen Nadine Skidgel Hill, 86, of Ozark died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, in Ozark.

She was a native of the Spadra Community, daughter of the late John and Helen Gardner, and a member of the Goose Camp Assembly of God Church and the ladies auxiliary of Coal Hill VFW Post 8532.

Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Pannell of Ozark; five sons, Robert S. Skidgel Jr., Paul G. (Chuck), Larry W. and Mark A. Skidgel, all of Ozark, and Stanley D. Skidgel of Sacramento, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren;  nine great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and the father of her children, Robert S. Skidgel Sr. of Hartman.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Union Grove Cemetery with a grandson, Gaylan Williams, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Active pallbearers were Dale Skidgel, Robert S. Skidgel III, Michael Gardner, Joshua Tadlock, Jettie Marvel and Derrick McCartney.

Honorary pallbearers were Mike Helton, Robby Roberts, Steve Mathews and Bill Pannell.


James William Yates

James William (Bill) Yates, 75, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at his home.

A native of Coal Hill, he was a son of the late Earl L. and Gusta Mae Roberts Yates,  farmer in the Coal Hill and Hartman bottoms, retired county road department employee, and was preceded in death by one brother, Eulice Yates; and two grandsons, James Holt and Steven Holt.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Lee Magee Yates; two daughters, Judith A. Thomas-Miller and husband, Duel, of Hartman and Cara M. Green of Mena;  two sons, Bobby W. Yates and wife, Ardyce, of De Valls Bluff and Raymond Yates and wife, Julie, of Coal Hill; one sister, Irene Owens of Coal Hill; one brother, Jeep Yates of Coal Hill; eight grandchildren, Natalee Sage and husband, Adam, Allen Holt, Misty Hurst and husband, Dustin, Jennifer Tillman, Alex Hunt, Alyssa Green, Andie Green, and A. J. Green; and seven great-grandchildren, Stormie Hart, Kindra Hart, Bell Dawn Holt, Jacob Holt, Connor Hurst, Carson Hurst, and Zachary Banogon.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Roller-Cox Funeral Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Coal Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Scott Barto, Dustin Hurst, Todd Tillman, Duel Miller, Justin Webb, Jeremy Green, Kent Yates and Josh Freeman.

Honorary pallbearers were John Buffington, J. C. Pool, J. C. Owens, Dennis Patton, Alan (Baby) Jones, Frank Milholland, Larry Griffith, Robert Reynolds and Tom Davenport.


Janet Renee Gage

Janet Renee Gage, 42, of Ozark, a native of Booneville, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, in Ozark.

She was a former employee of Johnson Regional Medical Center, registered nurse in the intensive care unit for 12 years, Franklin County health nurse the past several years, and member of the First Baptist Church of Ozark.

Survivors include her husband, Steven Gage; two sons, Aaron and Alex Smith of the home; two stepsons, Jeremiah Gage and Justin Gage of Fayetteville; one stepdaughter, Amanda Smith of Fayetteville; parents, Freddie and Nina Lee Zeiler of Paris; one sister, Lori Holt of Ozark; and two brothers, Freddie Zeiler of Ozark and Eddie (Deano) Zeiler of Fort Smith.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the First Baptist Church in Ozark with Rev. Ted Darling officiating.

Burial was in Highland Cemetery at Ozark under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Randall Bullington, Randy Hillard, Doyle Bowman, Steve Reano, Bill Timmerman, and Mac Bornmann.

Honorary pallbearers were Sid O’Bar, Bill Sullivan, Pete Mann, Wayne Yarnell, and Richard Armstrong.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Library Fund, 400 W. Market Street, Ozark, AR 72949.


John B. Crockett Jr.

Lt. Col. John Burton Crockett Jr. of Knoxville, formerly of Clarksville, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to John Burton and Ruth Bragg Crockett, graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Okla., served 34 years in the Army in World War II, Korea and the Pentagon, opened the Roadrunner in Clarksville, was active in the Republican Party and served as Sunday school teacher and deacon at Cherry Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ghaski Imogine Crockett;  two sons, John Alan Crockett and wife, Natalie, of Austin, Texas, and David Lynn Crockett of Clarksville; three grandchildren, Harley Adams and family, and Christopher and Krystal Crockett of Austin, Texas; one brother, Earl Bragg Crockett and wife, Edwina, of Little Rock; and two nieces, Suzanne Kelley and husband, Kim, of Hot Springs and Tully Ritchie and husband, Chuck, of High Point, N. C.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Cherry Street Baptist Church.

Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery with full military honors.

Active pallbearers will be military personnel.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Trailblazers Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to Cherry Street Baptist Church, 800 West Cherry Street, P. O. Box 378, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.


Joyce Ann Miller

Joyce Ann Miller, 70, of Lamar died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007.

She was a native of the Lutherville Community, daughter of the late William Bradley and Maude Jane Warren Smith, widow of Loy Dean Miller, Baptist, Clarksville Footwear employee, and was preceded in death by four sisters, Vera Grace, Vivian Campbell, Mary M. Ashley, and Grace Watson.

She is survived by one daughter, Judy McGregor and husband, Ron, of Lamar; one son, Terry Miller and wife, Debbie, of Knoxville; and two grandchildren, Brad Miller and wife, Lydia, of Russellville and Shawna Ratliff and husband, Clint, of Coal Hill.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Roller-Cox Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gary Blair and Rev. Doug Woods officiating. Burial was in Holman Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Brad Miller, Clint Ratliff, Gary Campbell, Bob Garland, Leon Bacchus, and Aaron Moyer.

Honorary pallbearers were Junior Warren, Troy Campbell, Gary Warren, Randy Warren, and Bo Miller.

Memorials may be made to Needy Paws Animal Shelter.


Juanita Estep

Juanita Estep, 86, of Coal Hill died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at Clarksville.

She was a member of the Coal Hill Assembly of God Church, daughter of the late Robert Bert and Anna Louise Douglas Reynolds, widow of Otho (Sonny) Estep; and was preceded in death by three sisters, Lois Sparkman, Faye Severn, and Patsy Grobe; and three brothers, Fletcher Reynolds, Q. B. Reynolds and J. B. Reynolds.

She is survived by one son, Bobby Bert Estep and wife, Sharon, of Coal Hill; one brother, Billy Bert Reynolds of Coal Hill; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Coal Hill Assembly of God Church with Rev. John Kindrix officiating.

Burial was in the Hess Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Michael Reynolds, Scott Chrisman, Buddy Beavers, Steve Acord, Steve Estep, and Tom Davenport.

Honorary pallbearers were Eugene Scarberry, Nelson Teague, Fred Breedlove and Don Estep.


Lizzy Coleen Richards

Lizzy Coleen Richards, 70, of Coal Hill died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007.

She was a native of Coal Hill, daughter of the late Eddie and Lade Jones, and attended the Coal Hill Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Richards; three daughters, Paula Light of Walnut Ridge, Shirley Long of Bald Knob, and Telena Ritchy of Coal Hill; one son, Verlon Sanders of Altus; four stepchildren, Bill Richards, Barbara Veto and Albert Richards, all of Coal Hill, and Deborah Bentley of Ozark; and 16 grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Coal Hill Assembly of God Church with Rev. John Kindrix officiating.

Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were J. J. Walker, Mike Lambert, Willie Bates, Steven Johnson, Vance Richards and Tonya Hanson.

Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Richards, Angel Hernandez, Robert Veto, and Adam Richards.


Mae H. Pipkins

Mae Highfill Pipkins, 94, of Coal Hill died Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Coal Hill and daughter of the late Toby and Pearl Breshears Highfill, she was the widow of Owen Pipkins, charter member of Center Point Missionary Baptist Church and member of the Mt. Vernon Extension Homemakers Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Twilla Beth Sosebee of Coal Hill; one brother, Julius Highfill of Bella Vista; two grandchildren, Vicki Key of Alma and Steven Sosebee of Clarksville; and four great-grandchildren, Abby and Alex Key and Cayden and Claire Sosebee.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Center Point Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Patrick Trusty and Rev. Dane Ruff officiating.

Burial will be in Kendall Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Terry Highfill, Don Highfill, Keith Pipkins, Larry O. Hardcastle, Gary Jacobs, and Jessie Ray Highfill.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.


Hervey Marvin Arnold

Born June 5, 1919, in Hartman, Arkansas.

H. M. Arnold was born June 5, 1919, in Hartman, Arkansas, and passed away October 23, 2007, in Benton, AR. He was the youngest of five children born to Hervey Marvin Arnold Sr. and Lenora Virginia Wilson Arnold who predeceased him. He is survived by his son, Circuit Judge Gary M. Arnold (Debbie) of Benton, his granddaughter, Dr. Emily A. Hinton (Dr. Tommy) of Fayetteville, and his two great-grandchildren, Connor and Kate, also of Fayetteville.

Mr. Arnold is also survived by his nephews, Dr. Arnold Williams (Bette) of Springdale, Ben Alan Arnold (Joeanne) of Montgomery, TX, and Ragon Don Kinney, Sr. (Gail) of Albuquerque, N. M.;  and by his nieces, Ruth MacAllister (Don) of Lane, OK, Peggy Burdine of LaFeria, TX, Carole Williams Allen (Jim) of Sheridan, Suzanne Kinney Crowson (Jim) of Conway, and Joanna Pyle of N. J. His brother, Ben F. Arnold of Rio Hondo, TX; and sisters, Mabel Moses of LaFeria, TX, Virginia Williams of Sheridan, and Pat Kinney of Bauxite predeceased him.

Mr. Arnold was a 1937 graduate of Hartman High School and attended Arkansas Polytechnic University (Arkansas Tech) from 1939-1941.  While there, he was vice president of his class and a member of the boxing team. He was a member of the Russellville National Guard and the Army Air Corp. He served as a merchant marine and commercial seaman from 1942 until his retirement in 1983. 

A graveside service and burial was held on Friday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. at West Mount Zion Cemetery near Hartman. The service was under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home in Clarksville.  The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to the West Mount Zion Cemetery Association, in care of Joe Fowler, 8798 Hwy 352 West, Clarksville, AR 72830 or the American Lung Association, 211 Natural Resources Dr., Little Rock, AR 72205-9869.

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