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Corbin Lee Moses

Corbin Lee Moses, infant son of Joshua and Victoria Ann Balkcom Moses of Clarksville, died April 5, 2008, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

Other survivors include one brother, Isaac Jayden Moses; grandparents, Deanna Savell of Russellville, Joseph and Theresa Balkcom of Clarksville, Larry Moses of Van Buren and Brenda Moses of Fort Smith; and great-grandparents, Chuck and Carol Harris of Hagarville and Glenn and Ronella Amos of Clarksville.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, April 7, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Qualls officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Josh Moses, Joseph Balkcom, Larry Moses and Chuck Harris.

Geneva B. Williamson

Another angel has entered the gates of Heaven. On April 4, 2008, Geneva Bell Williamson, 87, of Mabelvale, Arkansas, passed away peacefully from this earth while surrounded by her family and was welcomed into her Lord’s arms and was once again reunited with her husband. She was born March 15, 1921, in Hartman, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband of over 70 years, Omer Steve Williamson; her parents, Edgar and Iva Hardgrave Bell; and two brothers, Dwight Bell and Earl Bell.

She is survived by two sons, Tom Williamson of Mabelvale, Arkansas, and Carl Williamson (Wendy) of Prim, Arkansas; two granddaughters, Lori Hartwick (Robert) of Mabelvale, Arkansas, and Amber Beale of Salt Lake City, Utah; one grandson, Shawn Williamson (Minette) of Bossier City, Louisiana; one great-grandson, Kevin Williamson of Bossier City, Louisiana; and one great-granddaughter, Abigail Beale of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mrs. Williamson retired from Teletype Corporation in 1980. Always placing others before herself, she was a wonderful Mother and Grandmother, and her sweet smile and spirit will be deeply missed.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the following for their outstanding care and support: Dr. Eric Bravo at Baptist Hospital, Chaplain Charles Collins, Arkansas Hospice, and Southwest Residential Care Facility Staff.

The family also wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Michael Z. Chesser for his continued love and care for their family over the past few years.

A memorial graveside service is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2008, at 1:00 PM, at Hess Cemetery (Hwy 164) near Coal Hill, Arkansas. Arrangements are by Hardwicke Funeral Home in Clarksville, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Humane Society of Pulaski County, 14600 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72210.

James H. Ragsdale

James Hilliard Ragsdale, 74, of Waterford, Mich., died March 14, 2008, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

He was a native of Hagarville, raised in Lamar, attended Lamar High School, veteran of the U. S. Navy and was honorably discharged after four years of service, retired General Motors Corporation employee after 32 years of service, member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and the Church Vestry, and was preceded in death by his mother, Hildred, and stepfather, Roy Faucett; and one nephew, Raymond Michau.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Ragsdale; one sister, Sharon (Gordon) Michau of Ratcliff; one brother, Edmund Ragsdale; and two nieces, Roberta (Lee) Berna of Arkoma, Okla., and Ann Michau of Ratcliff.

Funeral was Wednesday, March 19, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Waterford, Mich., with burial  at Crescent Hills Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Riverside Chapel Simpson-Dodetz Funeral Home.

JoAnn L. Valentine

JoAnn Lemley Valentine, 76, of Knoxville, Tenn., died Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Park West Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn.

She was a native of Muldrow, daughter of the late Rufe and Bobbie Sue Condren Lemley, widow of Carroll Dean Valentine, graduate of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Methodist, retired bookkeeper for Whitson-Morgan Motor Company, and was preceded in death by one brother, Harold King Lemley; sister, Robbie Lemley and one infant sister.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Freels and husband, Clay, of Rockwood, Tenn., and Bobbie Dyer of Knoxville, Tenn.; one son, Joe Valentine and wife, Marjorie, of Kingsport, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Hayden, Samantha, and Katelyn Freels and Patty, Carol and Dillon Dyer; and mother-in-law, Mary Irene Volentine of Clarksville.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Hanshaw and Gary Condren officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gary Condren, Eugene Harris, Bill Porter, and Jack Phillips.

John H. Hanson

John Henry Hanson,  77,  of Riverbank, Calif., died Monday, March 3, 2008, in Modesto, Calif.

He was a native of Coal Hill, foreman at Gilbert Feed, and had resided in the Oakdale-Riverbank, Calif., area for 35 years.

Survivors are his children, Kathy Wallen and Michael Hanson, both of Oakdale, Calif., John J. Hanson of Alaska, and Jerry Hanson of Greeley Hill, Calif.; one sister, Reba Nagel of Coal Hill; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements were under the direction of Oakdale-Riverbank Memorial Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Avenue, Modesto, CA 95350.

Samuel E. Jones

Samuel Edward Jones, 61, of Atkins, formerly of Clarksville, died Friday, April 4, 2008, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

He was a native of Paris, son of the late Virgil Jack and Mildred McCutcheon Jones, retired truck driver, and was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Bray Jones.

He is survived by three daughters, Teresa Bray and husband, Anthony, of Atkins, Debbie Jones of Belle Plaine, Kan., and Destiny Jones of Dover; two sons, Stephen Jones of Belle Plaine, Kan., and Bryan Jones of Wichita, Kan.; two brothers, Johnny Jones of Paris and Kevin Jones of Wichita, Kan.; and 16 grandchildren.

The body was cremated.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Virginia R. Manus

Virginia Reynolds Manus, 80, of Clarksville died Friday, April 4, 2008, at her home.

She was a daughter of the late Oran B. and Mary Etta Weeks Reynolds, widow of J. T. Manus, member of Thornton Community Church in Thornton, Calif., business owner and bookkeeper, and was preceded in death by one son, Kyle Manus; and one sister, Wilma Kelley.

Survivors include one daughter, Mekala Manus Ehrsam and husband, Jeffrey, of Santa Maria, Calif.; two sons, Kerry R. Manus and wife, Rose Ann, of Galt, Calif., and Oran Clay Manus and wife, Victoria, of Groveland, Fla.; three sisters, Edna Loewen of Dennard, Margie Nichols of Clarksville and Orma Hampton of Hartman; one brother, Doran Reynolds and wife, Virginia, of Clarksburg, Calif.; one grandchild, Melanie Manus of  Sacramento, Calif.; and one brother-in-law, Keith Kelly of Urbana, Ill.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Dennard Community Church with Rev. Leo Hawthorne officiating. The body will be cremated.

Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Running Strong, Habitat for Humanity, or the Dennard Cemetery Fund.

Walter Brasel

Walter Brasel, 92, of Jasper, brother of Joe Brasel of Coal Hill, died Saturday, April 5, 2008, at the Newton County Nursing Home in Jasper.

He was a native of Parthenon, son of the late Richard S. and Arizona Casey Brasel, lifelong resident of Newton County, owned and operated Pearl’s Cafe in Jasper for many years, voted most valuable player of his basketball team, the Coal Hill Wampus Cats, which won the state title in 1936, Army veteran of World War II,  active in state and local politics in the Democrat party, an avid hunter and fisherman, and was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Self Harrison Brasel; one son-in-law, Charles Petree; one son, Jolly Harrison; four brothers, Lloyd, Glen, Guy and Bill Brasel; and three sisters, Jessie Hudson, Velma James, and Helen Matlock.

Other survivors include one daughter, Betty Petree of Bixby, Okla.; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard T. and Bonnie Brasel of Jasper; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and Patricia Brasel of Rogers.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the Coffman Funeral Home Chapel in Jasper with Donnie Villines officiating. Burial will be in the Jasper Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Coy Brasel, Billy Dale Brasel, Richard Hudson, Vernon Stacey, Gerald James, and Jack (Buster) Matlock.

Honorary pallbearers will be William (Bill) Aiken, Judy Belle Villines, Hazel Peoples, Roy Brasel, and the residents and staff of Newton County Nursing Home.

Jason Daniel Jinkins

Jason Daniel Jinkins, 25, of Clarksville died Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Clarksville.

He was an employee of Tyson Foods and a Baptist.

Survivors include his life companion, Valerie Miller; two sons, Trystin Daniel Jinkins and Ashten Tyler Jinkins, both of Coal Hill; father, Joe Jinkins of Missouri; mother and stepfather, Rhonda Joe Clayborn Marlow and Johnny Marlow of Clarksville; one sister, Miracle Dawn Henningsen of South Dakota; and one brother, Kenny Joe Jinkins of Clarksville.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 10, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Schlinker officiating. Burial will be in Lamar Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Joe Brandt, James Harris, Anthony Spioto, Kerry Clayborn, Eric Youngblood, and Matt Owens.

Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Hunt and Joe Holmesley.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

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