Alice Geneva Bledsoe Golden, 85, of Magnet Cove, whose son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Wayne and Jan Golden, reside in Clarksville, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at St. Joseph Mercy Health Center.
She was a native of Arkadelphia, daughter of the late Thomas Watson and Janie Smothers Bledsoe, member of First Southern Baptist Church of Magnet Cove, retired Magnet Cove High School secretary, and was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Louise Golden; two brothers, Clyde and Lawrence Bledsoe; and one sister, Eunice Melton.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Joe Tilden Golden Jr.; another son, John Wesley Golden and wife, Marie, of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Thomas Roland Bledsoe and wife, Virginia, of Pine Bluff; one sister, Mary Jane Jones of Hot Springs; four grandchildren, Gitane Golden of McKinney, Texas, Melissa Glidden and husband, Jon, of Aubrey, Texas, Beau Golden of Connecticut and Britt Golden of Clarksville; three great-grandchildren, Jonas, Andrea and Daniel Golden; one brother-in-law, Oscar Golden and wife, Betty, of Benton; two sisters-in-law, Catherine Graham and husband, Ewing, of Jonesboro and Janette Melton and husband, Joe, of Richmond, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the Regency Funeral Home Chapel at Malvern with Oscar Golden and Robert Newton officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Arkadelphia.
Pallbearers were Danny Melton, Jackie Brumbelow, Mark Tatum, Junior Bledsoe, Lewis Bledsoe, and Harvey Shepard.
Memorials may be made to the First Southern Baptist Church of Magnet Cove.
Charles Edward Daniel, 74, of Hot Springs Village, died Jan. 1, 2008.
He was a native of Bluffton, son of the late Tom and Viola Daniel, 1971 graduate of the University of the Ozarks where he was a letterman in baseball and basketball, played eight years professional baseball associated with the Detroit Tigers and closed with the Little Rock Travelers in 1961, and retired from Navistar after 35 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rita Blackard Daniel, formerly of the Clarksville/Hartman area; two sons, Dr. Robin Daniel and wife, Lynn, of De Queen, Tad Daniel and wife, Jill, of Memphis, Tenn.; one daughter, Denise Baker and husband, Tim, of Memphis, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren, Austin, Nathan, Cameron and Keaton Baker, Hunter and Page Daniel, Jessica Daniel Christianson and husband, Thor, and Anna, Charlie and Melanie Daniel; and one great-granddaughter, Rita Meg Christianson.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Caruth Village Funeral Home with Rev. Burnett King officiating. Internment was in Bluffton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bryant Kite Memorial Fund, 1927 Churchill Gate Cove, Memphis, TN 38018.
Christine A. Everingham, 90, of Augusta, died Jan. 7, 2008.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin L. Everingham Sr. in 1996, daughter, LeRene Tillman; and great-grandson, Derrick Freeman; was a retired cafeteria manager in the Ventura County, Calif., school system, “volunteer grandmother” in the Clarksville school system and a Presbyterian.
Survivors include two sons, Roy Everingham and wife, Sandra, of Evans, and David Everingham of Rincon, Ga.; grandchildren, Stacy Gooden, Todd Tillman, Kimberly Simmons, David Everingham, Christy Suits and Paul Everingham; and nine great-grandchildren.
The body was cremated and a memorial service will be held in Clarksville at a later date.
Dorothy Jean Pool Lingerfelt, 55, of Siloam Springs, mother of Jimmy Perry of Hartman, died Dec. 24, 2007, at her home.
She was a native of Altus, daughter of the late Robert and Dorothy Strope Pool, hairdresser, and was preceded in death by one brother, Gilbert Luther Pool.
Survivors include her husband, Jeff Lingerfelt; two other sons, Robert Perry of Ozark and Wesley Perry of Siloam Springs; one sister, Charlotte Delaney of Ozark; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Mike Pennington officiating. Burial was at Liberty Cemetery near Altus.
Frances Thompson King, 85, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, in Little Rock.
A native of Fort Gibson, Okla., she was a daughter of the late Elmer Price and Mary Hawkins Thompson, graduate of Muskogee (Oklahoma) High School, Oklahoma State College and LSU with a degree in library science, retired librarian, widow of Lawrence Kenneth King, and member of Clarksville First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Adele Jacobs and husband, Mike, of Clarksville and Carol Stiffler and husband, Fred, of Little Rock; two sons, Pat King of Clarksville and Don King and wife, Beth, of Little Rock; one sister, Dorothy Dunlap of Muskogee, Okla.; nine grandchildren, Jeremy Dorrough of Harrison, Nick Dorrough, Alex King, Kristin King, Anna Jacobs, and Ben Jacobs, all of Clarksville, Matthew King of Springdale, Rebecca King of McLean, Va., and Kathryn King of Fayetteville; and three great-grandchildren, Michael and Cherri Dorrough and Caleb King.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Marci Ward officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Freeman Wish, Paul Taylor, Mike Jacobs, Mike Stone, Matthew King, Jeremy Dorrough, Nick Dorrough, and Doug Morgan.
Gladys Bibler Dean, 90, of McAlester, Okla., died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at Walnut Grove Living Center in McAlester, Okla.
She was a native of Broomfield, daughter of the late David and Alida Johnson Bibler, widow of Burl Wilson Dean, former resident of Russellville, member of the First Baptist Church in McAlester, Okla., and was preceded in death by three brothers, Odus Bibler, Glen Bibler and Ewing Bibler.
She is survived by one daughter, Janice Barnhouse and husband, Horace, of McAlester, Okla.; one son, Jerry Dean and wife, Karen, of Clarksville; five grandsons, Daniel Barnhouse and wife, Jennifer, of Tulsa, Okla., Timothy Barnhouse and wife, Vicki, of McAlester, Okla., Stefan Barnhouse and wife, Jenny, of Tulsa, Okla., Joshua Dean and wife, Carrie, and Jerred Dean and wife, Naomi, all of Clarksville; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Humphrey Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville with Rev. Jeff Paxton officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Park at Russellville.
A memorial celebration of the life of Hugh Dale Pitts, 60, of Clarksville, who died Nov. 23, 2007, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at the Foy Howard Community Center located at 605 Lucas Street in Clarksville.
John McKeen Hardwicke, 43, died Friday, January 4, 2008, at North Logan Mercy Hospital in Paris after a three year battle with cancer. Born August 20, 1964 in Paris, Arkansas, he was the youngest son of Mort G. and Betty L. (McKeen) Hardwicke. He was a life long resident of Logan County. John was a 1982 graduate of Paris High School and attended Arkansas Tech University. He was employed for 22 years by the State Assessment Coordination Department as a property assessment auditor. John was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Ratcliff, AR and the Knights of Columbus. John was an avid golfer, hunter and outdoorsman. He was a loving husband, father and brother. John was preceded in death by his parents, maternal grandparents, J. W. and Ethel (Ray) McKeen, and paternal grandparents, Mort B. and Pat Dandridge Hardwicke.
John is survived by his wife, Debra (Koenigseder) Hardwicke; son, Mort Deacon Hardwicke and daughter, Ryleigh Marie Hardwicke, all of the home; brothers, Bob Hardwicke and wife, Becky, and Bryan Hardwicke and wife, Sandra, of Paris; sisters, Beth Butler and husband, Mickey, of New Blaine, Jane Ann Koch and husband, Randy, of Paris; in-laws, Bob and Wanda Koenigseder of Scranton; maternal aunt, Melba McKeen of Los Angeles, CA; paternal aunt, Betty Hardwicke of Springfield, MO; stepfather, Eddie Herlein of Cherokee Village, AR and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law.
Pallbearers were Audie Wigger, Jack Murders, Kevin Rucker, Mitchell Lloyd, Glen Spicer, Lee Williams, David Tencleve, and Steve Forst.
Honorary pallbearers were hunting and golfing buddies.
The family visited with friends at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 6, at the St. Benedict Coury House-Subiaco. Rosary followed at 7:45 p.m. in the church.
Mass was conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 7, 2008, at St. Benedict Catholic Church-Subiaco followed by burial at Baxley Cemetery-Paris under the direction of Roller Funeral Home-Paris. Online guest book www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
Memorials may be made to Subiaco Abbey, 405 N. Subiaco Ave., Subiaco, AR 72865; St. Joseph School, 15 So. Spruce, Paris, AR 72855; St. Anthony Catholic Church, Ratcliff, AR 72951; or American Cancer Society, c/o Jimmie Elzy, 307 E. Klan, Paris, AR 72855.
Kathrina White, 91, of Russellville died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Russellville, daughter of the late Fredrick and Emma Priebe Baurichter, widow of Roy Edd White, member of East Point Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by one brother, Otto Baurichter; one sister, Mildred Smith; and one granddaughter, Tonya Johnson.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry E. and Ruth White of London and Lee Roy and Velma White of Russellville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Cathryn Evelyn Cline and Earl Hull of Marble City, Okla., and Anna Lou Johnson of Russellville; sister-in-law, Patsy White of Russellville; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Shinn Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Ira Taylor and Rev. Larry Pless officiating. Burial was in East Point Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were grandchildren, Randy White, Mark White, Edward White, Jerry White, Gerry White, Kenneth White, Craig Johnson, Troy Johnson, Andrea Johnson, Jason Johnson and Kevin Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers were great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the East Point Baptist Church Building Fund, 4435 Mill Creek Road, Russellville, AR 72802.
LaMoyne Virginia Berry, 93, of Clarksville died Dec. 30, 2007, at her home.
She was the widow of Harry Berry and daughter of the late Wickliffe J. and Gula Elma Ewers Kyte.
She is survived by one daughter, Janet Irwin and husband, Leo, of Clarksville; one son, Paul Gene Reese of Palm Ray, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Lerind Lee Fields of Coal Hill, Larry D. Irwin of Battle Creek, Mich., Wendy Reese of Fort Wayne, Ind., Terry Reese and Brandon Reese.
The body was cremated.
Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Lois Lowry, 83, of Fort Collins, Colo., whose son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Rita Lowry, reside in Clarksville, died Dec. 14, 2007, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo.
She was a native of Scottsbluff, Colo., daughter of the late Floyd and Myrtle Bartow, educated in Scottsbluff and Gering, Colo., employed as a housekeeper for West Nebraska General Hospital and a laundress at St. Mary’s Hospital in Scottsbluff, Colo., and was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Ardeth Lowry; one sister, Lona June; five brothers, Dale, Harold, Ernie, Normand and Louie; and granddaughter, Amy Jo.
She is survived by five other children, Patricia (Richard) Johnson of Fort Collins, Colo., Wilda (Gary Boots) Britthouer of Scottsbluff, Colo., Alton (Betty) Lowry of Fort Collins, Colo., Karl (Patsy) Lowry of Lexington, Colo., and Priscilla (Bill) Davis of Jacksonville, Fla.; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and sisters-in-law.
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 21, 2008, at the Berean Church in Scottsbluff, Colo., with Dr. Charles L. Bonds officiating. Inurnment will be at the West Lawn Cemetery in Gering, Colo.
Memorials may be made to the Lois Lowry Memorial Fund, c/o Patty Johnson, 4412 E. Mulberry Street, #380, Fort Collins, CO 80524.
Lois Maude Marshall, 97, of Lamar died Dec. 30, 2007, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.
She was a daughter of the late Harry Hastings and Pricilla Rose Mertis Karr, widow of Roy Newton Marshall, member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Chandler, Ariz., for 40-plus years, then of the Tonto Basin Bible Church, and was preceded in death by two sons, Walter L. Karr and Junior Allen Marshall; two sisters; three brothers; and five grandchildren.
She is survived by six daughters, Stella R. Appleby of Tonto Basin, Ariz., Marie Sharp of Clarksville, Juanita J. Marshall of Chandler, Ariz., Cora Jacot of Lamar, Shirley Hudgens of Ozone, and Julie A. Stevens of Jacksonville, Fla.; one son, Roy N. Marshall Jr. of Buckeye, Ariz.; 27 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 49 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating.
Burial was at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, in East Rest Haven Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz., under the direction of Bueler Mortuary in Chandler, Ariz.
Norman Lewis Chappell Sr., 86, of Clarksville died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.
He was a son of the late Rufus Calvin and Winnie Lovell Chappell, native of Casa, member and deacon of Knoxville First Baptist Church where he was a past Sunday school superintendent, Army veteran of World War II, recipient of a Bronze Star, member of Bunch Walton Post No. 22 of the American Legion, was employed as a butcher for Safeway Stores for several years and as a custodian at Clarksville Junior High School for several years, and was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Harden Chappell, and one son, Lewis Chappell.
Survivors include his wife, Freda Chappell; one daughter, Lorene Thackston of Russellville; one son, Don Chappell and wife, Janie, of Clarksville; one stepdaughter, Lori Beatty of Florida; one stepson, Brian Patterson of Greenwood; one sister, Shelby Phillips of Fort Smith; one brother, Bobby Chappell of Port Charlotte, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Marie Chappell of Iowa; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Knoxville First Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Snyder officiating.
Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Knoxville First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 203, Knoxville, AR 72845.
Reneè Pratt Campbell, 49, of Clarksville died Jan. 7, 2008, at her home.
She was a native of Riverside, Calif.
Suvivors include two daughters, Tara Harris and husband, JaSon, and Amber Schwartz and husband, Chris, all of Ozark; one son, Clay Dollar of Clarksville; mother, Pruellen Pratt of Clarksville; father, Wayne Pratt of Clarksville; one sister, Cheryl Castleman of Clarksville; one brother, Mark Pratt of Clarksville; six grandchildren; one niece, Adria Pitts of Clarksville; and one nephew, Skyler Pratt of Clarksville.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with burial in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Nichols, Mike Patterson, Don White, Lavon Owens, Staylon Einert and Standen Einert.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rich Little and Mark Walton.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Sidola Jones-Wade, 87, of Scranton, Arkansas, died Friday, January 4, 2008. She was a homemaker, a member of The Methodist Church, Scranton, enjoyed quilting, cooking and dancing. Sidola was preceded in death by her parents, James Sidney and Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Weatherton) Davis, her two husbands, Herman Jones and Bill Wade, two brothers, Miles and Garland Davis, and one grandson, Michael Jones.
Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2008, at Roller Funeral Chapel-Paris with burial in Stoneypoint Cemetery, Scranton, AR, under the direction of Roller Funeral Home-Paris. Online guest book www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
She is survived by two sons, Ronald Bruce Jones of Scranton, AR, and Jackie D. Jones of Bixby, OK; two sisters, Laverne Denton of Tulsa, OK, and Lanelle Tanner of Prairie View, AR; one brother, Jurvis Davis of Scranton, AR; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Johnny Blamey, Gary Davis, Alan Davis, Jimmy Denton, Teddy Tritt and Charles Sikes.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2008, Roller Funeral Chapel-Paris.
Wanda Edwards Yandell, 86, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, in Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.
A native of Coal Hill, she was a daughter of the late Dewey and Georgia Gage Edwards, widow of Huell Yandell, member of Hays Chapel Methodist Church, and preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Knoblaugh.
She is survived by one son, Brian Yandell and wife, Bobby Jean, of Fayetteville; one sister, Maudine Davenport of Ozark; one brother, George Edwards and wife, Marilyn, of Fayetteville; one son-in-law, Carlton Knoblaugh of New Orleans, La.; four grandchildren, Dennis Knoblaugh and wife, Cheryl, of Gulfport, Miss., Kathy Knoblaugh of New Orleans, Kay Yandell and husband, Sean, of Madison, Wis., and Jay Yandell and wife, Brenda, of Fayetteville; and three great-grandchildren, Tucker Yandell, Preston Yandell and Diana Yandell-Teuton.
Graveside services and burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Coal Hill Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.