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5/21/2008

Christine Everingham


Christine A. Everingham, 90, of Augusta, Ga., formerly of Clarksville, died Jan. 7, 2007, in Augusta, Ga.

Born Aug. 6, 1917, she was a school cafeteria manager and was employed in the Ventura County (California) School System prior to retirement. She formed a profound bond with the students in her school, even learning sign language to better communicate with them. Following retirement, she was a “volunteer grandmother” in the Clarksville (Arkansas) School System, a Presbyterian, and was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin L. Everingham Sr. in  1996, and was preceded in death by one daughter, LeRene Tillman; and one great-grandson, Derrick Freeman.

Survivors include two sons, Roy Everingham and wife, Sandra, of Evans, Ga., and David Everingham of Rincon, Ga.;  six grandchildren, Stacy Gooden, Todd Tillman, Kimberly Simmons, David Everingham, Christy Suits, and Paul Everingham; and nine great-grandchildren.

The body was cremated. 

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, at West Mt. Zion Cemetery near Hartman under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.


Dorothy Burton


Dorothy Mae Burton, 78, of Knoxville died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at the home of a daughter in Winslow.

She was a native of Ontario, Calif., daughter of the late Doyle and Velma Caulwell Alderson, widow of Joe V. Burton, received a degree in home economics from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, retired employee of Singer Company in Clarksville; member of the Knoxville City Council and Clarksville Garden Club, active member of  Knoxville First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, taught a Sunday school class, and assisted with various church activities, and was preceded in death by one brother, Wilburn Alderson.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Hudson and husband, Ronnie, of Charlotte, N. C., and Donna Reed and husband, Gary, of Winslow; five grandchildren, Larissa Reed of Van Buren, Renner Reed of Little Rock, Joy Osuch and husband, Steve, of Knoxville, Ronnie Hudson and wife, Leigh, of Uniontown, Pa., and Mary Hudson of Charlotte, N. C.; two great-grandsons, Cody Osuch of Knoxville and Lucas Hudson of Uniontown, Pa.; and two cousins, Bruce Miller of Alma and Lloyd Miller of Fayetteville.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Knoxville First Baptist Church with Rev. Don Roy Hankins, Rev. Ira Taylor, Rev. Richard Snyder, Rev. Ron Hudson and Rev. Ronnie Hudson officiating.

Burial was in Knoxville Cemetery under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.

Memorials may be made to Gideon International, P. O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800 or Knoxville First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 203, Knoxville, AR 72845.



Evelyn Sue Elser


Evelyn Sue Elser, 62, of Altus died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at UAMS in Little Rock.

She was a native of Altus, daughter of the late Dewey Mitchell and Evelyn O’Neal Faubus, and widow of Herman Joseph Elser.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Holsapple of Fayetteville; two sons, Mark Elser of Altus and Mitchell Elser of Clarksville; three sisters, Carolyn Hall of Independence, Mo., Linda Bean of Henryetta, Okla., and Delores Collins of Van Buren; four brothers, Larry Post of Independence, Mo., William Post of Europe, Mo., and Roger Drinkard and Donald Drinkard, both of Jefferson City, Mo.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altus with Father Hillary Filiatreau officiating.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery at Altus under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Danny Elser, Johnny Wayne Elser, Clifton Carpenter, Mike Shelton, Dutch Houston, and Jimmy Harris.

Honorary pallbearers will be Julius Rofkahr, Matt Post, James Rofkahr, Leonard Rofkahr Jr., and Brince Plymale.


Isaac B. Mobley


Isaac B. Mobley, 94, of Fort Smith died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at his home.

He was a native of Johnson County, son of the late William and Lillie Mobley, retired carpenter, member of West-Ark Church of Christ and former elder of Midland Boulevard Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Virginia Mobley;  one daughter, June Stephens and husband, Jerry, of Keller, Texas; two sons, Dale Mobley and wife, Judy, of Siloam Springs and Don Mobley and wife, Claudia, of  Springdale; one sister, Ada Goines of Tennessee; five grandchildren, Brian Mobley, Stan Stephens, Greg Mobley, Kevin Mobley, and Clair Lee; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith with graveside services and burial at the Minnow Creek Cemetery with Roy Dunavin officiating.

Pallbearers were Bill Moss, Jay Wood, Ben Pearson, Eddie Harrell, Charley Douglas and Joe Marchant.

Memorials may be made to West-Ark Church of Christ, 900 North Waldron, Fort Smith, AR 72903.



Josephine M. Werner


Josephine M. Werner, 87, of Clarksville died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late  Bernadine (Mertens) and John H. Werner Sr., attended Holy Redeemer Parochial School in Clarksville and graduated from Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith, and was retired from Phillips Petroleum Company having worked in the Bartlesville, Okla., and Atlanta, Ga., offices. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lillian Coor and Mildred Huhner; four brothers, Bill Werner, John Werner Jr., Louis Werner, and Francis Werner; and one niece, Mary Ann Basham.

She is survived by one sister, Mary Werner Lorfing of Clarksville; one brother, Bernard Werner of Clarksville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosary service will be held at 10 a.m.Saturday, May 24, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church followed by a memorial mass with Father William Wewers, O. S. B., officiating. The body was cremated. Interment will be in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Scholastica Monastery, For Care of Infirmed Sisters, P. O. Box 3489, Fort Smith, AR 72913.


Isaac B. Mobley


Isaac B. Mobley, 94, of Fort Smith died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at his home.

He was a native of Johnson County, son of the late William and Lillie Mobley, retired carpenter, member of West-Ark Church of Christ and former elder of Midland Boulevard Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Virginia Mobley;  one daughter, June Stephens and husband, Jerry, of Keller, Texas; two sons, Dale Mobley and wife, Judy, of Siloam Springs and Don Mobley and wife, Claudia, of  Springdale; one sister, Ada Goines of Tennessee; five grandchildren, Brian Mobley, Stan Stephens, Greg Mobley, Kevin Mobley, and Clair Lee; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith with graveside services and burial at the Minnow Creek Cemetery with Roy Dunavin officiating.

Pallbearers were Bill Moss, Jay Wood, Ben Pearson, Eddie Harrell, Charley Douglas and Joe Marchant.

Memorials may be made to West-Ark Church of Christ, 900 North Waldron, Fort Smith, AR 72903.


Siobhan Traylor


Siobhan G. Traylor, 47, of West Helena, daughter of Carlus and Julia Mealey Traylor of Clarksville, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008, in Memphis, Tenn.

She was born in Gloucester, England, and was a teacher at Miller Junior High School in West Helena.

Other survivors include one brother, Kevin Traylor of Coldwater, Miss.; grandmother, Elizabeth Mealey of Kilkenny, Ireland; nephew, Aaron Ryan Traylor of West Helena; niece, Krystyn Traylor of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; five aunts; and seven uncles including Clyde Traylor of Clarksville.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Church of the Nazarene in West Helena with Rev. Dewight Traylor and Rev. Albert Ward officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Helena.


Dewal Davis


Dewal Davis, 81, of Hattieville died Thursday, May 15, 2008.

He was born at Catalpa, son of James Davis and Ora Stepp Davis, World War II Army veteran and retired refrigeration service technician.

Survivors are two daughters, Dayna Davis Garvin and husband, Mike, of California and Lisa Davis Hofherr and husband, Buddy, of Hattieville; six grandchildren, Alexis Davis-Allen, Anton D. Hofherr, Sean M. Garvin, Kayla H. Wiley, Charlie Hofherr and Lauren Hofherr; and two great-grandchildren, Joshua Coats and Landon Wiley.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.


Gordon Argie Taylor


Gordon Argie Taylor, 87, of Clarksville died Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Forbin G. and Edna Matthews Taylor, farmer and factory employee, member of Mount Vernon Church of Christ, and was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Jack Taylor.

Survivors include his wife, Velma Storms Taylor; one son, Randall G. Taylor of Clarksville and Fort Smith; and one brother, Garland M. Taylor of Clarksville.

Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Farrar officiating. Burial will be in Mount Airy Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Autry Meeker, Matt Meeker, D. J. Turner, Jim Cox, Rick Storms, and Lee Storms.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ransom Storms, Troy Taylor, and Forrest Taylor.


Kathy Rich


Kathy Rich, 64, of Alma, daughter of Katherine Garrett of Clarksville,  died Wednesday, May 14, 2008.

She was a native of Florence, Ariz., 1964 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, passed the certified public accountant exam and the Oklahoma CPA exam in 1970, along with the Arkansas reciprocal CPA in 1972, self-employed public accountant, and  widow of Henry Rich Jr.

Other survivors include one daughter, Katy Weatherford of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; one son, Mike McGee of Tomball, Texas; one brother, Gary Garrett of Fort Smith; and four grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Monday, May 19, at Newberry Cemetery in Alma under the direction of  Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.


Doris E. Duncan


Doris E. Duncan, 70, died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital in WaKeeney, Kan.

She was a native of Tribune, Kan., daughter of the late Floyd Walter and Mabel Madge Vaughn Wigton,  graduate of Sharon Springs (Kansas) High School, and was preceded in death by one son, Kelly Duncan; two brothers, Glenn and Stanley Wigton; and one sister, Olive Dechant.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene Duncan of Hartman; one son, Keith Duncan and wife, Sherry, of Coal Hill; one daughter, Cheryl Hamilton-Bollig and husband, Fritz, of WaKeeney, Kan.; one brother, Bud Wigton and wife, Dorothy, of Penrose, Colo.; three sisters, Verla Parr of Inman, Kan., Marsha Johnson of Sharon Springs, Kan., and Marilyn Anderson and husband, Don, of Grand Junction, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.


Helen L. Collier


Helen L. Collier, 84, of Clarksville died Wednesday, May 14, 2008, in Clarksville.

She was a native of Crescent, Okla., daughter of the late Matthew and Rosemond Herron McGuire, widow of James (Sonny) Collier, and a member of the Hartman Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen Kamp and husband, Richard, of Clarksville and Kathy Willoughby and husband, Garry, of Ozark; one stepson, James Scott Collier of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Beulah Walker of Crescent, Okla.; two brothers, Jim McGuire of Crescent, Okla., and Bill McGuire of North Shields, England; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Friday, May 16, at West Mount Zion Cemetery with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.


Lindsey E. Walker


Lindsey Elizibeth Lee Walker, three- month- old daughter of Lewis Mitchell and Elizibeth Renee Walker of Clarksville, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at her home.

Other survivors include one brother, Lane Matthew Walker of Clarksville; grandparents, Louana and Bill Christy of Eufaula, Okla., and Steve and Angela Hargrove of Atkins; great-grandmother, Janetta Walker of Eufaula, Okla.; great-grandfather, Jimmy Walker of Eufaula, Okla.; uncle, John Hill of Eufaula, Okla.; and god parents, Doug and Monica Woods of Lamar.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at Cabin Creek Baptist Church at Lamar with Rev. Doug Woods officiating.

Burial was in West Eufaula Indian Cemetery in Eufaula, Okla., under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Billy Christy, Jon Christy, Jake Christy, Cody Evans, John Hill, and Lane Walker.


Charles Linder Holman


Charles Linder (Lyn) Holman, 58, of Clarksville died Monday, May 5, 2008.

He was a native of Sewickley, Pa., son of the late Charles Holman, graduate of the University of the Ozarks with a major in history, and recipient of a certificate as a registered nurse and paralegal.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Holman of Clarksville; one brother, Lee Holman of Lithonia, Ga.; and one sister, Donna Campbell of Clarksville.

The body was cremated.

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