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9/3/2008

Betty E. Dalke


Betty E. Dalke, 86, of Fort Smith died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, in Fort Smith.

She was a retired public school teacher having last served at Lamar Schools, widow of Robert Dalke, an associate member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Fort Smith, and a member of the Valley United Methodist in Marion, Kan.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Dalke of Fort Smith; three sons, Bryce Dalke of Roland, Robert L. Dalke of Binghamton, N. Y., and William C. Dalke of Norman, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Marion Cemetery in Marion, Kan.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Fentress Mortuary at 1805 North “A” Street in Fort Smith.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4100 Grand Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72904 or the Gideon’s International, P. O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37212.

Daisy E. Brown

Daisy E. Brown, 85, of Sikeston, Mo., died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, at her home.

A native of Hagarville, she was a daughter of the late Gilbert V. and Lou Rainey Clark Patterson,  member of Trinity Gospel Church, and was preceded in death by one grandson, Lee Elgin Brown; and four brothers.

Survivors include her husband, Elgy Lee Brown Sr.; one son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Elgy L.(Donna) Brown Jr. of Sikeston, Mo.; one daughter and son-in-law, Marjean and James Figley of Sikeston, Mo.; two sisters, Bessie Kraus of Chaffee, Mo., and Orena Halford of Sikeston, Mo.; one granddaughter, Lori Melton of Matthews, Mo.; and two great-grandchildren, Michael Lee Melton and Loren Ancel Melton of Matthews, Mo.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Trinity Gospel Church with Rev. Larry Davis, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.

Pallbearers were Larry Wilson, Larry Agee, Don King, Pat Seyer, Alan Lancaster, and Gary Brown.

Doreen Robertson


Doreen Robertson, 84, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Kalamazoo, Mich., she was a retired waitress from the Chicago, Ill., area, resident of Clarksville for the past 20 years, and was preceded in death by her companion of 40 years, Bill Bellus.

She is survived by one cousin, Patricia Vioeberghs of Atlanta, Ga.; and her adopted family, Rocky, Teresa and Jessica Hill of Clarksville.

Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Harrison Milo Webb

Harrison Milo Webb, 84, of Ozone died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

He was a native of New Salem, Ga., son of the late Elijah and Daisy Smith Webb, textile employee, Baptist, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mollie Webb; one grandson, Billy Jack Keith; and five brothers.

Survivors include four daughters, Mary Keith and Helen Whitfield, both of Ozone, Martha Busby of Fort Payne, Ala., and Bonnie Webb of Mentone, Ala.; two sons, Ronald Webb of Blontsville, Ala., and Andy Webb of Ozone; one sister, Arminie Gold of Mentone, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Sory officiating. Burial was in Salus Cemetery.

Johnnie L. Taylor

Johnnie L. Taylor, 48, of Clarksville died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Gallup, N. M. , to the late John L. and Leta Mae Dunn Taylor.

He is survived by three sisters, Helen M. Collier of Tulsa, Okla., Carrie Lotshaw and Rosalie Brown.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Hartman Cemetery with Rev. Don Alexander officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Judith J. Kiner


Memorial services for Judith J. Kiner, 75, of Van Buren, who died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at her home, were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

She was  a native of Kansas City, Mo., daughter of the late William Mack and Leta Hassen Moran, and was an employee for JCPenney for many years.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence V. Kiner; one half-sister, Berniece, of Omaha, Neb.; and one niece, June Nemieck of Bella Vista.

Kathryn Nordin

Kathryn Nordin, 78, of London died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at her home.

She was born at Augsburg, daughter of the late Henry August and Margaret Bertha Clements Meimerstorf, widow of Franklin Nordin, 40-year member of Lamar United Methodist Church, member of the Extension homemakers club, Johnson County Cattleman Club, and Johnson County Farm Bureau, retired from Clarksville and Russellville Footwear after 20 years of service, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Kenny Meimerstorf; and one sister, Rosie Smith.

She is survived by three daughters, Nita Pickering of the Hickeytown Community, Sue Ford of Poteau, Okla., and Missy Hanna of Fort Smith; two sons, Gary Nordin of Lamar and Mike Nordin of Rogers; one sister, Berniece Higby of Lamar; two brothers, Johnny Meimerstorf of the Hickeytown Community and Harold Meimerstorf of Granby, Mass.; nine grandchildren, Clay Nordin, Allison Nordin, Hope Acord, Mack Pickering, Demi Ford, Maddie Hanna, Noah Hanna, Audrey Nordin, and Ben Nordin; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Lamar United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Cloniner officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Leland Nordin, Milton Nordin, Rusty Nordin, Robert Smith, Bruce McCracken, and Mike Ford.

Memorials may be made to Lamar United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 177, Lamar, AR 72846.

Margie Blankenship

Margie Blankenship, 83, of Cecil, mother of Ginger Boyd of Clarksville, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, in Charleston.

She was a native of the Island Community, daughter of the late Mackinley and Alice Brotherton Underwood, member of the Order of Eastern Star having served as worthy grand matron, retired from the U. S. Postal Service as postmaster at Cecil, member of Ozark First Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her husbands, Dee Pack and Bud Blankenship; two sons, Alan and Tim Pack; one grandson, Matthew Boyd; three sisters, Clara White, Norma Harriman and Phyllis Erp; and one brother, Paul (Pete) Underwood

Other survivors include one sister, Mildred Casey of Muskogee, Okla.; one brother, Albert Underwood of the Island Community; six granddaughters, Rinda Baker of Alma, Amy Scherz and Dee Campbell, both of Springdale, Sara Daily of Fayetteville, and Adrienna Boyd and Savannah Boyd Goebel, both of Clarksville; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Smith Mortuary Chapel in Charleston with burial at Eubanks Cemetery west of Cecil.

Pallbearers were Josh Goebel, Weldon Triplett, Chris Baker, Chris Scherz, Craig Campbell and Joey Daily.

Memorials may be made to Greenhurst Nursing Center, P. O. Box 458, Charleston, AR 72933.

Thelma F. Gilbert

Thelma Francis Gilbert, 84, of Clarksville died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at her home.

She was a native of Clayton, Ala., daughter of the late Joseph Henry Harrison and Mammie Kent Green, member of Oakland Street Full Gospel Church, and was preceded in death by four sisters, Ella Mae, Melvie, Ruby, and Lillian; and six brothers, Lester, Harvey, Otha, Leon, Huey and Bradford.

Survivors include her husband, Homer (Blackie) Gilbert; two daughters, Joan Humphrey and husband, Bob, and Sue Farmer of Clarksville; two sons, Wayne Gilbert and wife, Debbie, of Pettigrew and Gerald Gilbert and wife, Tricia, of Fort Smith; one stepdaughter, Diane Gilbert of Clarksville; 12 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Oakland Street Full Gospel Church with Rev. Carl Sory officiating.

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

Active pallbearers will be Scott Gilbert, Wayne Gilbert, Jody Humphrey, Robby Humphrey, Greg Kemp, and Jacky Gilbert.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Brown, Alan Brown, Jason Liles, Terry Farmer, Kent Humphrey, Kolby Humphrey, Dustin Humphrey, Brody Humphrey, Alex Kemp, Doyle Farmer, Bob Humphrey, Steve Johnson, Winston May, and men of the Oakland Street Full Gospel Church.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Department of Health Hospice, 22 Sherwood Plaza, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Dwayne L. Murray

Dwayne Laverne Murray, 80, of Clarksville died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at his home.

He was a native of Lincoln, Neb., son of the late Earl and Mary Wilson Murray, member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, VFW, and American Legion, Navy veteran of World War II, retired fire chief and fire inspector, and was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Murray.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Murray; one daughter, Michaela Phillips of Subiaco; three sons, Mark Murray and Christopher Murray, both of Los Angeles, Calif., and Paul Murray of South Pasadena, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father William Wewers officiating.

Burial was in the National Cemetery at Fort Smith under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Paul Murray, Chris Murray, Joe Carrion, Luke Phillips, Charles Bruton, and John Carter.

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