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9/10/2008

Allene Carothers


Allene Carothers, 84, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Lamar, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, in Tulsa, Okla.

She was a native of Lamar, daughter of the late Elva Bernard and Zula Lois Harris Tanner, widow of Omer Carothers, farmer, and former member of  Lamar Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty Cagle and husband, Robert, of Tulsa, Okla.; one son, David Carothers and wife, Barbara, of Rogers; one sister, Kathelene Barns of California; one brother, Don Tanner of Wichita, Kan.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Lamar Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Milam officiating.

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

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Anita J. Warkentin

Anita June Frost Warkentin, 77, of Russellville, formerly of Johnson County, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

She was a daughter of the late Olen and Lola S. Pitts Frost, widow of Richard L. Warkentin Sr., retired employee of Tyson Foods Company, and was preceded in death by one son, David Steuart; one sister, Loretta Kay Pledger; and one grandson, Mark Ferguson.

She is survived by one daughter, Ruby Steuart Morelli of Clarksville; one son, Richard L. Warkentin of Martinez, Ga.; two grandchildren, Angela Seree Relaford of Lamar and Zachary Warkentin; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Lone Pine Cemetery.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Charley E. Joiner


Charley E. Joiner, 56, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late Lemoyen and Bertha Allen Joiner, graduate of Clarksville High School, member of St. John AME Church and 239th Engineering Company of the Clarksville National Guard for several years, and an employee of OK Industries in Fort Smith.

He is survived by one sister, Verna Knauls of Tulsa, Okla.; nine nephews, Franklin Bagsby, Albert Bagsby, John Bagsby, and Richard Bagsby, all of Clarksville, Thurman Lee Knauls of Dallas, Texas, and Charles Bray, William Alfred Bray, James Earl Bray, and Garland Lee Bray, all of Fort Smith; and two nieces, Vida Bagsby of Clarksville and Bertha Bell of Conway.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. William Hickman officiating. The body was cremated.

Pallbearers were Ray Alston, Claude May, Mark Hilton, Earl May, Gail Mitchell Jr., Patrick May, and Allen Ray Chenault.

Everette Wittmayer Sr.

Everette James (Blackie) Wittmayer Sr., 74, of Clarksville died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Hazen, N. D., son of the late Ed Wittmayer Sr. and Vera Johnson Wittmayer, a platoon sergeant in the United States Army, decorated veteran of the Korean War, retired Los Angeles Police Motor officer, baliff for the Clark County Sheriff’s office in Nevada, an antique toy maker and was preceded in death by one brother, Rae Allen Wittmayer; and two grandsons, Larry Long and Steven Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Norma Jo Padden Wittmayer; one daughter, Wendy Long and companion, Steven Davis of Hartford, Conn.; two sons, Everette James Wittmayer Jr. and wife, Rebecca, of Reno, Nev., and Tracy Jon Wittmayer and wife, Julie, of Clarksville; four brothers, Ed Wittmayer Jr. and wife, Annetta, of Chandler, Ariz., Harlan Wittmayer and wife, Jeannette, of Charles City, Iowa, Ralph Wittmayer and wife, Jeannine, of Janesville, Iowa, and Kenny Wittmayer and wife, Barbara, of Cedar Falls, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family held a private memorial in the home. The body was cremated. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

John Randall Miner

John Randall Miner, 29, of Clarksville died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 21 North.

He was a native of Kansas City, Kan., former resident of Thayer, Mo., and former employee of Ozark Mountain Wood Products in Koshkonong, Mo.

He is survived by one daughter, Lia Miner of Texas; father, Randall Miner and wife, Gloria, of Saginaw, Texas; mother, Lora McFadden of Thayer, Mo.; one sister, Stephanie Harper and husband, Larry, of Louisburg, Kan.; two nieces, Samantha and Merendi; and two nephews, Kylan and Draven.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Clary Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Mo., after which the body was cremated.

Raymond F. Hudson


Raymond Filmore Hudson, 88, of Russellville died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

He was born in Clarksville, son of the late Elmer L. and Laura Harvey Hudson, graduate of Clarksville High School, Navy veteran of World War II, member of First Baptist Church of Russellville, former member of C.C. Camp at Shiloh, and was preceded in death by one son, Alan Greg Hudson; and one daughter, Janice Raye Broyles.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Naomi Cunningham Hudson; two sisters, Mildred Blackburn of Russellville and Ilene Jones of Odessa, Texas; one brother, E. E. Hudson of Russellville; one grandchild, Justin Hudson and wife, Katia, of Russellville; two great-grandchildren, Nadara and Alysta Hudson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stephen Davis and Rev. Tom Walker officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Doug Harvey, Sterling Penix, Wendell Self, Steve Self, Lindy Paul Harvey, and Jim Harvey.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Golden Voyagers Sunday school class.

Memorials may be made to Woodland Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 231, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Scott W. Talley

Scott Walton Talley, 48, of Lamar died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Crawford Street in Clarksville.

He was a native of Duncan, Okla., member of the Clarksville First United Methodist Church, the Great Plain Emmaus, and the Arkansas Kairos Prison Ministry, employee of River Valley Animal Foods, and was preceded in death by three children, Rusty Talley, Cassidy Brooke Talley, and Codi Laine Talley.

Survivors include his wife, Paula Talley; one daughter, Annie Talley of Lamar; one son, Dusty Talley of Clarksville; two stepchildren, Brittney Young of Hartman and Allison Nordin of Clarksville; parents, Joe and Nila Walton Talley of Clarksville; one sister, Anita Apple and husband, Lonnie, of Clarksville; one brother, Jon Talley and wife, Kim, of Van Buren; and numerous nieces and nephews including Jesse Apple, Misha Brownlow, Micah Apple, Jaden Apple, Carly Talley, Kenli Schuh and Kaci Schuh.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the First United Methodist Church in Clarksville with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Wesley Coffee, Grant Johnson, Kelly Loop, Craig Patterson, Mike Jacobs, Clifton Wilkins, Troy Lewis, and Marty Houston.

Memorials may be made to the Heifer Project, the First United Methodist Church Family Life Building Fund, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

William Lee Felkins


William Lee Felkins, 87, of Lodi, Calif., died Aug. 24, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Clarksville to the late William and Mary Felkins but moved to California in 1958, where he was employed as a body and fender repairman  until his retirement. He was a World War II veteran and was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Bertha Mae Shoeffler Felkins; two sons; Donald Felkins and Steven Felkins;  one granddaughter, Karen Strode; three brothers, John, Jack and Aaron Felkins; and four sisters, Bessie Rhodes, Frances Rogers, Beatrice Clayborn and Ella Hook.

Survivors include one daughter, Delores Ann Haze of Lodi, Calif.; two daughters-in-law of Lodi, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were Aug. 29 at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi, Calif.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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