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Billy Dean Sharp

Billy Dean Sharp, 44, of Dardanelle died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.

He was a truck driver and Pentecostal.

Survivors include one daughter, Ada M. Sharp of Oklahoma; father, Larry W. Sharp of Murrieta, Calif.; mother and stepfather, Stella and Clyde Byrd of Dardanelle; grandmother, Marjorie Spears of Russellville; one sister, Melinda Henson and husband, Kevin, of Dardanelle; one brother, Larry W. Sharp Jr. and wife, Michele, of Russellville; three grandchildren; one niece; and four nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Gum Springs Presbyterian Church in Dardanelle with Rev. Rick Balentine officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Danty Gene Brown

Danty Gene Brown, 75, of Van Buren died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

A native of Clarksville, he was a former employee of J. Lewis Chevrolet Company in Clarksville for many years, retired Rheem Manufacturing Company employee after 27 years of service, and was preceded in death by his mother, Villa Dobbs James.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Carolyn Ruth Jacobs Brown; one daughter, Joyce McGuire and husband, Billy, of Lamar; two stepsons, Frank Robert Popa of Fort Smith and Arnold John Popa III and wife, Shannon, of Magazine; one sister, Tina Griffin and husband, J. B., of Chicago, Ill.; one grandchild, Duane McGuire and wife, Lorie, of Lamar; one great-grandchild, Drake McGuire of Lamar; eight stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with  Rev. J. L. Bonds officiating. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Duane McGuire, Drake McGuire, Frank Popa, John Daniel Popa, John Halpain, and Paul Jacobs Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be A. J. Popa and Billy McGuire.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Doy E. Turner

Doy Everette Turner, 78, of Coal Hill died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at his home.

He was a retired truck driver, son of the late Charles and Carrie Arbaugh Turner, and was preceded in death by two stepsons, Jerry and Ronald Guess; and one great-grandson, Oliver Cummings Holt.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Sams Turner; six daughters, Peggy Domerese of Coal Hill, Charlotte Delaney of Altus, Shannon Closson, Connie Turner, and Angel Turner, all of Spokane, Wash., and Karen Lupold of Nevada; six sons, Jerry, Larry and Terry Turner, all of Spokane, Wash., Ray Guess of Florida, Lee Guess of Kentucky, and Michael Guess of Knoxville; two sisters, Dorothy Dawson of Cabot and Mozelle Zimmerman of Little Rock; two brothers, Dennis Odell Turner of Clarksville and Billy Turner of Cabot; 31 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home with Rev. David Zeiler officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Eddie Domerese II, Michael Guess II, Aaron Self, Timmy Roberson, David Roberson, and Gary Roberson. 

Honorary pallbearer was James Delaney.

Franklin J. Williams

Franklin Junior Williams, 70, of Mulberry died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Nolan John and Wanda Fay Simmons Williams, carpenter, and was preceded in death by his wife, Thyra Beckham Williams.

Survivors include three daughters, Kimberley Sue Cowan and Tammi Ann Leslie, both of Fort Smith, and Linda E. Spencer of Caulksville; one son, Johnny Frank Williams of Mulberry; three sisters, Martha Jennings, Wanda Mainard, and Edna Hern, all of Clarksville; three brothers, Thurman Williams of Hartman, and Steven Williams and Johnny E. Williams, both of Clarksville; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at New Cemetery in Mulberry with Rev. Junior Burcham officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Kendall Williams, Craig Cowan, Glen Cowan, Ricky Townsend, Levi Townsend, Dustin Townsend, and Dillon Townsend.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jakob Spencer, Kyle Spencer, Jason Efurd, Joey Efurd, and Randall Efurd.

L. Wayne Morgan

Leonard Wayne Morgan, 65, of Lamar died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

He was a son of the late Leonard Orville and Oda Rowbotham Morgan, member of the Clarksville Church of Christ and was preceded in death by one brother, David Lee Morgan.

Survivors include two aunts, Ada Morgan of Clarksville and Pauline Rector of Dardanelle; and several cousins.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Roller-Cox Chapel with John Ballard and Todd Rabalais officiating. Burial was in Russell Cemetery at Murray’s Chapel near Hagarville.

Pallbearers were Norman Sexton, Morgan Jennings, Tommy Rowbotham, Craig Frost, Joe Perry Sr., and Duane Steele.

Lola R. Otts

Lola Reynolds Otts, 92, of Atkins, formerly of Clarksville, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at Legacy Lodge Nursing Home in Russellville.

She was a native of Heber Springs, daughter of the late Epsie and Virgie James Reynolds, widow of Marvin Otts, and member of Glen Rose Baptist Church in Glen Rose.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Charles Crocker of Appleton; one son and daughter-in-law, Owen and Beth Green of Biloxi, Miss.; one sister, Flossie Wood of Fort Smith; one brother, Jack Reynolds of Crossett; 12 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Arnold Humphrey officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Margaret Ann Ingersoll

Margaret Ann Ingersoll, 70, of Knoxville died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at her home.

She was a daughter of the late Charles and Viola Allen Keethler, widow of James Ingersoll; Baptist, and was employed in the medical field as manager of Document Control. She was preceded in death by two sons, James Ingersoll Jr. and Robert Lee Ingersoll; and one brother, Harvey Alonzo Grisham.

Survivors include one daughter, Connie Sue Ingersoll of Knoxville; five sisters, Vicky Ingersoll of Lamar, Helen Burgin of Newport, Ky., Georgie Dolch of Great Falls, Mont., Kathy Bruewer of Sarasota, Fla., and Gloria Cruse of Cincinnati, Ohio; one brother, Roger Keethler of Cincinnati, Ohio; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and companion, Robert E. Hibdon of Knoxville.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Flat Rock Baptist Church with Rev. Michael West officiating. The body was cremated. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Mary A. Mentek

Mary Adelaide Mentek, 87, of Russellville died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at Legacy Lodge Nursing Home.

She was a former resident of Clarksville, daughter of the late Clarence Leland and Anna Margaret McKinney Parker, widow of Joseph S. Mentek, and a retired retail food employee.

Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Ann Ciesla of Russellville; one son, Joseph S. Mentek and wife, Mary, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one brother, Clarence W. Parker and wife, Sandra, of Portland, Ore.; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Atkins Catholic Church with Father Ernest Hardesty officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

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