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Beatrice Johnson

Beatrice Johnson, 90, of Lamar died Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a native of the Hickeytown Community, daughter of the late Ben Monrow and Anna Stewart Hickey, widow of John Johnson, graduate of Lamar High School, member of Clarksville First United Methodist Church, and former member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by one brother, Alan Franklin Hickey of Valley Springs, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating. Burial was in the Hickeytown Cemetery.

Carol Varnell

Carol Dannette Varnell, 32, of Fort Smith, stepsister of Richard and Justin Carpenter of Clarksville, died Saturday, June 7, 2008, in Fort Smith.

Survivors include her companion, Roberto Aguilera; two children, Andraea and Adrian Aguilera, both of the home; mother, Debbie Walker and husband, Joe, of Paris; father, Danny Varnell and wife, Kay, of Midway; three sisters, Kristy Sutphin of Charleston, Kendra Walker of Paris and Sydney Varnell of Midway; four other stepbrothers, Harley Carpenter Jr. of Pine Bluff, Virgil Varnell of Midway and Dylan and Stacy Walker of Paris.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Crestview Baptist Church in Midway with Rev. Eldon Thomas officiating.

Burial was at St. Louis Valley under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home of Paris.

Emma Lee Martin

Emma Lee Wheeler Martin, 69, of Reeds Spring, Mo., sister of Dwain Reynolds of Lamar, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at the Skaggs Community Health Center in Branson, Mo.

She was a daughter of the late Otis Lee and Emma Clayborn Wheeler, former resident of Russellville, United States Marine Corps veteran, former employee of the United States Postal Service in Indianapolis, Ind., civilian employee of the Postal Service in Germany during Desert Storm and had been a deconner in the nuclear industry and an employee of Baxter Laboratory in Mountain Home. She attended cosmetology school and culinary school in Sikeston, Mo., and had trained to become a lab technician at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Samuel Jason Martin Jr. and Jordan Elizabeth Sanders; and two brothers,   Jimmy Gadis and Larry Joe Gadis.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Stephen Martin of Atkins and Samuel Jason Martin of Lead Hill; four daughters, Karen Janine Kibler of Homosassa, Fla., Rebecca Elizabeth Sanders of Reeds Spring, Mo., and Shana Michelle Martin Force and Shara Rachelle Martin, both of St. Joseph, Mo.; one other brother, Johnny Dale Gadis of Missouri; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, June 13, at Shinn Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville with Rev. David Zeiler officiating. Burial with military honors was at Lamar Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Anthony Boydston, Robin Kibler, Darren Sanders and Darin Reynolds.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS 66601-1653.

M. Curtis Bohannon

Marion Curtis Bohannon, 94, of Harrison,  died Friday, June 13, 2008, at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison.

A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late James William and Maude Ophelia Looper Bohannon, member of Grace Christian Church in Harrison, where he was head usher,  retired coal miner and carpenter, hospital volunteer, and had been a missionary in China, Russia and Philippines.

Survivors are his wife, Tina Bohannon; one daughter, Patricia Williams of Evansville, Ind.; one son, Curtis Bohannon Jr. of Calimesa, Calif.; two sisters, Mary Howard of Clarksville and Maggie Killingsworth of Concord, Calif.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Grace Christian Church in Harrison with Pastor Tim Phillips officiating.

Burial was at 3 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Will Aldrige, Bob Castello, Nathan Cline, Paul Hutchinson, John King, and Ben McEntire.

Mary M. Carter

Mary Margaret Rinke Anderson Carter, 72, of Kansas City, Mo., died  June 7, 2008, at North Kansas City Hospital.

She was a native of Hartman.

Rosary was at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at White Chapel Funeral Home in Gladstone, Mo.

Michael L. Hendricks

Michael Lee Hendricks, 51, of Clarksville died Saturday, June 14, 2008, at his home.

He was a native of  Los Angeles, Calif., graduate of Pasadena (California) High School and an employee of Tyson Foods.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Short Hendricks; one daughter, Shannon Hendricks of California; mother, Patricia Thomas of Collinsville, Okla.; one sister, Michelle Ann Jewett of Collinsville, Okla.; one grandchild, Daniel Hendricks of Collinsville, Okla.; two nephews, Jerry Jewett and wife, Stacey, and Donald Cox, all of Collinsville, Okla.; and two great-nieces, Keirstin Jewett and Carlee Michelle Cox , both of Collinsville, Okla.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Cameron officiating.

The body was cremated.

Mildred Faye Turner

Mildred Faye Turner, 69, of Clarksville died June 14, 2008, at her home.

She was born at Low Gap, daughter of the late Virgil (Jack) and Lillian E. (Bump) Melson, retired bookkeeper, and was preceded in death by three brothers, Elzie W. Melson, Rev. C. W. Melson, and Virgil D. Melson; and one grandchild, Christian Turner.

Survivors include her husband, Buddie Wayne Turner; one daughter, Donna Diane Turner of Russellville; two sons, Wade Dejuan Turner and wife, Donna, and Darren Wayne Turner, all of Clarksville; one sister, Mattie Mozelle Atkins of Ozone; two brothers, Eugene Melson of Ozone and Doyle Melson of Clarksville; seven grandchildren, Jade E. Turner, Audria Curtis, Adrienne Turner, Kenton Turner, Freddie Wayne Turner, Trent Owens, and Joshua Owens; and two great-grandchildren, Skyleigh Curtis and Trenton Owen.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the Ozone Baptist Church with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating.

Burial will be in the Mount Airy Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Wes Kendrick, Wes Turner, Terry Turner, Steven Norton, John Nolan Brown, M. L. Griffith, Stephen Melson, and Trent Owens.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joshua Scott Owens, David D. Melson, Ricky Melson, Jesse Atkins, Kenton Turner, Freddie Wayne Turner and Mike Melson.

Nancy Gray

Nancy Joan McCarrell Gray, 60, of Fort Smith, sister of Billy Butler of Knoxville, died Monday, June 9, 2008, in Fort Smith.

She was a retired office manager, former employee of Edwards Funeral Home, member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, daughter of the late Sylvester and Edith Bolden Butler, and was preceded in death by her first husband, Durand McCarrell; and one son, Randal McCarrell.

Survivors include her husband, Ervin (Bully) Gray; one daughter, Dara McCarrell Hopson of Fort Smith; one other brother, Tony Butler of Plymouth, Mass.; one granddaughter, Mylynn Hopson; and mother-in-law, Bessie Gray of Dardanelle.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, June 13, at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith with burial in Oakland Cemetery at Russellville.

Memorials may be made to the Sebastian County Humane Society, 3800 Kelley Highway, Fort Smith, AR 72904.

Robert Carrier

Robert Carrier, 70, of Mulberry, father of Betty June Adams of Coal Hill, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008.

He was a native of Mulberry, son of the late Roy Carrier, Pentecostal, retired truck driver, and was preceded in death by his stepfather, Kennel Henry; two brothers, Olen (Dock) Henry and Eugene (Shug) Henry; and one sister, Gladys Henry Smith.

Other survivors include one son, Michael Carrier of Mulberry; mother, Minia Dutton Henry of Mulberry; two sisters, Delpha Rosson of Mulberry and Margaret Edwards of Van Buren; two brothers, Darrell Henry and Bobby Allen of Mulberry; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Ocker Funeral Home Chapel in Alma with burial at Pope Cemetery in Mulberry.

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