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October 16, 2021

7/2/2008

Patsy Ruth Hill


Patsy Ruth Standen Hill, born July 20, 1947 in Clarksville, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2008 in Richardson, TX. She served as the church secretary for the Clarksville Church of Christ before working for Nortel Networks in Richardson, TX for over twenty years. 

She is survived by her mother Hazel Standen of Clarksville; daughter Angela Smith of Frisco, TX; son Stephen Hill and grandchildren Micah, Caleb and Nathan of Katy, TX; sister Joyce Shatwell and husband Redell of Knoxville; brother Bobby Mitchell and wife Sandra of Clarksville; and sister Marilyn Davis of Van Buren. 

A service for Ms. Hill was held at Restland Memorial Chapel on Monday, June 30th at 12:30 pm. Donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Society at  LBJ Fwy., Ste. 250, Dallas, TX 75244 (877) GO KOMEN.


Lola M. Pellham


Lola M. Pellham, 84, of Lamar died Monday, June 30, 2008, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

She was a member of the Lamar Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, daughter of the late Lonzo Thomas and Minnie Mae Mathis Gregory, widow of Granville Pellham, grape farmer, native of Fresno, Calif., and was preceded in death by three brothers, Jess Gregory, Jim Gregory, and Carl Gregory; and three sisters, Lizzie Meeks, Lucy Walton and Jennie Rogers.

She is survived by two sons, Gerald Lee Pellham of Lamar and Johnny Ray Pellham of Hartman; one sister, Frances Truelock of Anderson, Calif.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in Holman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Shannon Pellham, Steven Pellham, Richard Ward, and Wilson (Bub) Pearson.


Clara G. Wilson


Clara G. Wilson, 76, of Lamar died Sunday, June 29, 2008, at her home.

She was a daughter of the late Clint and Mary Sams Palmer, native of Texas, member of Holman Freewill Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Brinda Wilson; one sister, Patsy Palmer; and two brothers, Henry and Warren Palmer.

Survivors include her husband Chester Wilson; three daughters, Connie Butler and husband, Bill, of Knoxville, Carol Otwell and husband, Blake, of Clarksville, and Christine Carter and husband, Todd, of Lamar; one son, Carl Wilson and wife, Lesa, of Lamar; five sisters, Maude Holman of Clarksville; Mary Hale of Hartman, and Alice Harmon, Hannah Hutchinson and Joyce Palmer, all of Lamar; three brothers, George Palmer, William Palmer, and David Palmer, all of Lamar; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3, at the Holman Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Geno Johnston and Rev. Donnie Marvel officiating.

Burial will be in Holman Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Donald L. Wilson, Gene Duis, Rick Radcliff, Michael Palmer, Darren Harmon and Steve Hale.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jamie Palmer, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 2,  at Hardwicke Funeral Home.


Kenneth Huntington


Kenneth H. Huntington, 83, of Belvidere, Ill., died June 24, 2008, in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, Ill.

He was a native of Belvidere, Ill., son of the late Earl and Ethel V. Thompson Huntington, graduate of Belvidere High School, Navy veteran of World War II, retired as lieutenant from the Bellwood (Illinois) Police Department in 1976, after 20 years of service, member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, former resident of Arkansas, past master of Ludwig AF&AM Lodge, Fort Smith Scottish Rite Bodies, and the Royal Arch Masons, and was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine A. Hickingbottom Huntington.

He is survived by one daughter, Karen (Rocky) Barker of Gravette; and one grandson, Jarrod Barker.

Burial of the cremains will be at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.


Pamela DeMato


Pamela Ruth DeMato, 48, of Branch, mother of Heath Russell DeMato of Lamar, died Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at Branch.

She was a daughter of the late Delma and Ruth Mae Mason Blalock, native of  Van Buren, and attended Branch Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny DeMato; one other son, Jordan Andrew DeMato of Branch; two sisters, Darlene McCombs and Patricia Mainard, both of Charleston; one brother, Glen Blalock of Pine Bluff; and two grandchildren, Bryson and Anthony DeMato.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, June 20, at Branch Assembly of God Church. Burial was at Parks Cemetery in Charleston under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.

Pallbearers were Scott McCombs, Danny DeMato, Larry Ashing, Sam McGrew, Larry Mainard, and Jerry Smith.


Robert C. Jones


Robert Clois Jones, 51, of Martin, Tenn., died Friday, June 27, 2008, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

He was a Navy veteran and concrete employee.

Survivors include his fiancée, Nicole Morrow of Martin, Tenn.; one son, Samuel Jason Jones of Clarksville; parents, Clois (Bud) and Peggy J. Lipps Jones of Clarksville; three sisters, Phyllis Bean of Lamar, Karen Robinson of Tacoma, Wash., and Tammy Moore of Little Rock; three brothers, Ronald K. Jones of West Memphis, and Richard K. Jones and Randall Jones, both of Clarksville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Kent Cecil, Kenny Talley, John Holland, Phillip Holland, Carl Wayne Holland, and Hurshell Knox.

Honorary pallbearers were James Allen Lipps, David Hatchett, Cecil Bean and Mike Patterson.


William E. King Jr.


William Ernest King Jr., M. D., 89, of Russellville died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Saint Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late William Ernest and Hattie Eustice King,  physician for Millard-Henry Clinic from 1950 until retirement in 1985, employee of Eastman Company during World War II in Kingsport, Tenn., United States Naval senior medical officer on the USS Anderson from 1947-1949, member of Central Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and elder, 50-year lifetime member of the Lions Club International, currently serving on the Board of Trustees at the University of the Ozarks where he graduated in 1941, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Elizabeth King Robbins; two sons, James Robert and David Edward King; and a granddaughter, Maribeth Ilene Robbins.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Maribeth Mallory King; one son and daughter-in-law, Fred Ernest and Judy Pannell King of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Kathryn King Kish of Plano, Texas, and Alice (King) and Kurt Kutz of Springdale; one sister and brother-in-law, Kathryn (King) and Dr. Roger B. Bost of Little Rock; and three grandchildren, Preston Kish of Plano, Texas, Michelle Kish of Dayton, Ohio, and Adam King of Memphis, Tenn.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at Central Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kenyon Kalvesmaki officiating. Private burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Russellville under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.

The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the memorial service.

Memorials may be made to Central Presbyterian Church Roof Fund, 400 W. Main Street, Russellville, AR 72801.


Arvil Johnson


Arvil (Johnson) Johnson, 88, of Fort Smith died Thursday, June 26, 2008.

He was born in Clarksville to Clyde and Edna Earle Johnson, retired from Teamsters Local Union No. 315 in California, and was a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Johnson; one daughter, Donna Raye Johnson of Fort Smith; two sons, Ron Petrosh of Oakley, Calif., and Bill Petrosh of Stockton, Calif.; one brother, Richard Johnson of Clarksville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Barham officiating. Burial will be at Forest Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ron and Bill Petrosh, Josh Johnson, and Joseph Alexander.


Bruce Dean Kimpton


Bruce Dean Kimpton, 37, of Bronson, Mich., died June 13, 2008, at his home.

He was a son of the late Michael Russell Kimpton and a cook.

Survivors are one daughter, Haley Renee Kimpton of Sturgis, Mich.; one son, Bradley Kimpton of Oregon; mother and stepfather, Shelia and LaVern White of Clarksville; two sisters, Julie Bustos and Sylvia Fox, both of Arkansas; one brother, Dennis Kimpton of California; and grandparents, Kenneth and Dorothy Vaughn.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with family members officiating.


Erva M. Tillery


Erva M. Tillery, 98, of Ozark, mother of Clifford Tillery of Hartman, died Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Ozark Nursing Home.

She was the widow of Eugene A. Tillery, member of the Church of Christ, native of Dutton, daughter of the late George Washington and Nancy Ritchie Morris, and was preceded in death by one son; one daughter; one brother; and six sisters.

Other survivors include one daughter, Mary Jane Broyles and husband, Richard, of Fort Smith; one sister, Nola Hood of Wheatland, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Zeiler officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt.

Pallbearers were Ernest Tillery, Richard Tillery, Richard Tillery II, Scott Dover, Randall Wood, and Dean Tillery.

Memorials may be made to Peachtree Hospice, 4300 Rogers Avenue, Suite 33, Fort Smith, AR 72903.


Marguerite Gibson


Marguerite Leonard Gibson, 93, of Russellville died Wednesday, June 25, 2008.

She was a native of Russellville, daughter of the late John White and Jessie J. Paul Leonard, widow of Hays Gibson, member of the First United Methodist Church of Russellville and Circle One of United Methodist Women, seamstress, avid bridge player, and was preceded in death by two sons, James L. Gibson and David Hays Gibson; and one brother, John Paul Leonard.

Survivors are one daughter and son-in-law, Margo and Dr. Richard Doss of Russellville; one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Frank and Min Gibson of Dover, Del.; one sister, Jeannette L. Tibbels of Russellville; one sister-in-law, Shirley Leonard of Russellville; grandchildren, Gip Gibson (Kelly) of Tulsa, Okla., Kim Renner (Kevin) of Fayetteville, Greg Gibson (Libby) of Fayetteville, Kelli James (Tony) of Tulsa, Okla., Clay Doss (Kelli) of Fayetteville, John Doss of Little Rock, David Gibson of Delaware, Tasha Steinmacher (John Joseph) of New Jersey, Emily Gibson of Delaware, Cindy Gibson of Delaware, and Jingsi Gao of Delaware; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 30, at the First United Methodist Church in Russellville with Rev. Tom Frase officiating. A private burial followed at Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service.

Memorials may be made to Prayer Shawl Ministries, United Methodist Church, 304 S. Commerce, Russellville, AR 72801, or to Johnson County Health Unit In-Home Services, Attention Hospice, 22 Sherwood Plaza, Clarksville, AR 72830.


Ruby G. Coffee


Ruby G. Coffee, 96, of Clarksville died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Clarksville Convalescent Home.

She was a native of the Harmony Community, daughter of the late Claud and Hannah King Elkins, widow of Harl A. Coffee, 1932 graduate of Clarksville High School, member of Harmony Presbyterian Church, retired dairy farmer, and was preceded in death by one sister, Mae Hyden; and two brothers, Roy and Roland Elkins.

She is survived by one daughter, Glenda Moore and husband, Roscoe, of Clarksville; one son, Kenneth Coffee and wife, Judy, of McRae;  four grandchildren, Lisa Hampton and husband, James, of Coal Hill, Kent Lewis and wife, Yvonne, of Hartman, Brent Coffee of Maumelle, and Brad Coffee and wife, Katie, of Mayflower; four great-grandchildren, Whitney Lewis, Hannah Coffee, Brady Coffee, and Emily Coffee; four stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at the Harmony Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tracy Julian officiating.

Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be David Hanshew, Mike Hanshew, Kenney Elkins, Jerry Coffee, Wendell Self, Abe Laster Jr., Thurman Ritchie, and Mike Jacobs.

Memorials may be made to the Harmony Presbyterian Church, c/o Reba Laster, 12211 Highway 164, Clarksville, AR 72830.


Bobbie Earl Barnes


Bobbie Earl Barnes, 65, of Subiaco died Thursday, June 26, 2008, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a disabled Air Force veteran, owner/operator truck driver, native of Ada, Okla., and son of the late Earl and Crystal Mae Ellis Barnes.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Pat Barnes; one daughter, Bobbie J. Barnes of Subiaco; one son, Richard Barnes and wife, Teresa, of Atkins; two sisters, Shirleen Endicott of California and Barbara Horne of Georgia; one brother, Jerry Ray Barnes and wife, Patricia, of Midway; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

The body was cremated. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.


Christopher Plummer


Christopher Allen Plummer, infant son of James Wesley and Eleanor Love March Plummer of Clarksville, died Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

Other survivors include grandparents, Carl and Iva Sory and Ron March, all of Clarksville, and Doug and Dottie Mason of Gallup, N. M.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at Oakland Street Full Gospel Church with Rev. Carl Sory officiating.

Burial was in Salus Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.



Johnny Jones Jr.


Johnny Jones Jr., 75, of Clarksville died Thursday, June 26, 2008, at his home.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Johnny and Goulie Johnston Jones, and a retired Eureka Brick and Tile Company employee.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Ragsdale Jones; one daughter, Jennifer Harkreader of Hartman; two sons, Larry Jones of Clarksville and Billy Jones of Ardmore, Mo.; ten stepchildren; ten grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Hedgeway Church with Rev. Don Alexander officiating.

Burial was in Union Grove Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Grandsons and nephews served as active pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers were Gayland Holman, Jerry Don Madewell, Bobby Madewell, and Don Harkreader.


Richard Hargraves Jr.


Richard Nelson Hargraves Jr., 48, of Clarksville died Friday, June 27, 2008, from injuries sustained in a construction accident at a job site in Van Buren.

He was a native of Winnie, Texas, son of the late Ruby Lee Eley Hargraves and a construction employee.

He is survived by one daughter, Mollie Danielle Hargraves of Lamar; two sons, Richard (Tray) Nelson Hargraves III and William Zachary (Zac) Hargraves, both of Clarksville; father, Richard Nelson Hargraves Sr. of Houston, Texas;   three sisters, Cheryl Ann Starbird of Crofton, Ky., Kathryn (Renell) Taylor of Coal Hill and Sheila Mae Holcomb of Sylacauga, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The body will be cremated. Local arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.


Vera A. McClaine


Vera Ann McClaine, 94, of Lamar died Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late James L. and Frances Paralee Freeman Robertson and widow of John McClaine.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Hendrix of Page, Ariz., and Shirley McClaine of West Los Angeles, Calif.; three sons, Kenneth McClaine and George McClaine, both of Lamar, and Carl McClaine of Clarksville; one sister, Ruth Wardlow of Crescent, Calif.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Darrell Bridges officiating. Burial was in Holman Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Robert Handley, Leon Bacchus, Mitchell Crutchfield, Duane Childers, Dan Leeds, and Marcus Crutchfield.

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