April 21, 2021

10/15/2008

Albert W. Robinson

Albert Wayne Robinson, 62, of Scranton died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at his home.

He was a native of Paris and a self-employed truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Robinson; three daughters, Debra Johnson of Subiaco, Jeanette Lambert of Louisville, Ky., and Ashley Fritsche of Scranton; two sons, Mike Robinson of Cibalo, Texas, and Matt Miller of Russellville; mother, Florence Weisenfels of Subiaco; two sisters, Karen Forst of Subiaco and Beverly Snyder of Paris; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Paris with burial in Clarks Chapel Cemetery south of Paris.

Pallbearers were David Cox, Steve Cox, Tim Etzkorn, Tim Geels, Roger Alexander Jr., and Adam Fritsche.

Amy L. Patton


Amy Loeta Patton, 79, of Clarksville died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

She was born in Keota, Okla., daughter of the late Carl and Zora Mae Blevins Ward, widow of James Patton, Baptist, retired Singer Company employee, and was preceded in death by one son, H. L. Patton; one grandson, Jonathon David Caldwell; two brothers, Vernon Ray and Don Ward; one sister, Sue Coble; and two brothers-in-law, Eugene Coble and Jim Bill Patton. Amy loved gardening and flowers and enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by five daughters and spouses, Sharon and Raymond Bond of Stigler, Okla., Wanda and Charles Baker of Salina, Okla., Karen and David Caldwell of Anderson, S. C., Pamela Nelson of Pryor, Okla., and Anita Patton of Clarksville; four sons and spouses, Harold and Sharon Patton of Adair, Okla., Jim and Nancy Patton of Tulsa, Okla., Dennis and Patricia Patton of Hartman; and Roger Patton of Clarksville; three sisters and spouses, Morine Patton of Stigler, Okla., Doris and Alfred Pollard of Adair, Okla., and Betty and Carl Parramore of Maud, Okla.; two sisters-in-law, Violet Ward of Keota, Okla., and Christine Ward of Pryor, Okla.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Jewell Sparks and Freda Wakefield.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Clyde Vire officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Bonnie Mae Clark

Bonnie Mae Clark, 78, of Hagarville died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at Russellville.

She was a native of Raymore, Mo., member of St. Mary’s Chapel in Rose Bud, daughter of the late Edward William and Rosa Mae Terry, and was preceded in death by one sister, Elvena Terry; and one brother, Leroy Terry.

Survivors include her husband, Ray Clark; two daughters, Angie Davis and husband, George, of Russellville and Connie Eudy and husband, Phillip, of Rose Bud; one sister, Fern Bramlett and husband, Johnnie, of Portland, Ore.; one brother, Harold Terry and wife, Celia, of Yucaipa, Calif.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway Drive, Russellville, AR 72802.

Byrones H. Zeiler

Byrones Hoyt  (Blue) Zeiler, 81, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Paris, retired coal miner, son of the late Frank and Katie Burt Zeiler, and was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita (Rosie) Hicks Zeiler; one son, Tommy Zeiler; great-granddaughter, Lani Zeiler; and two brothers.

Survivors include one daughter, Jo Ann Riddell of Clarksville; five sons, John Zeiler and wife, Kathy, of Swartz Creek, Mich., and James Lee Zeiler and wife, Glenda, Jerry Zeiler and wife, Nancy, David Zeiler and wife, Tinker, and Eugene Zeiler, all of Clarksville; one sister, Violet Case of Paris; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and  daughter-in-law, Shirley Zeiler Felkins of Clarksville.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Oakland Street Church with Rev. Carl Sory and Rev. Amos Pledger officiating.

Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery at Paris under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Blue Mack Zeiler, Dustin Zeiler, Bryce Parrish, Byrones Zeiler, Trenton Lax, Thomas Zeiler, Jason Patterson, Josh Dean, Tracy Elledge, Max Harrison and D. D. Ragsdale.

Honorary pallbearers were Johnson and Logan County coal miners and CB friends.

Jimmy G. Elms

Jimmy G. Elms, 71, of Clarksville died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was retired from Clarksville city department, son of the late William Dorr and Jewell Irene Cartwright Elms, and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy May Dobbs Elms; two sons, Ronnie Elms and wife, Martha, and Wendell Elms and wife, Tonya, all of Batesville; two stepchildren, Pamela A. Smith and Alan Mize and wife, JoAnn, all of Clarksville; four sisters, Wanda Faye Hawkins, Peggy Holder, and Martha Blanton, all of Batesville, and Betty Barber of Sapulpa, Okla.; two brothers, Evan Elms of Batesville and William Elms of Missouri; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Ronnie Thomas, David Thomas, Curtis Houston, Donald Glen Dobbs, Jeff Worth, and Lloyd Smith.

Honorary pallbearers were Butch Warren, George Stewart, and Robert Carter.

Oren Yates


Oren Yates, 85, of Hartman died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at his home.

He was a farmer, Protestant, son of the late John Henry and Geneva Yates, and was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Lorine Yates; and one son, Oren L. Yates.

He is survived by one son, Orlan T. Yates of Hartman; nine grandchildren, John Yates, Joseph Yates, Charles Yates, Kevin Yates, Patsy Sue McConnell, Magen Yates, Miranda Yates, Lance Mario Yates, and Jessica Yates; and five great-grandchildren, Jacob Yates, Tanner Yates, Zachary Yates, Trey Yates, and Jerren McConnell.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. The body was cremated.

Billy Monroe Wilson

Billy Monroe Wilson, 56, a native of Bigelow and brother of Bobby Wilson of Ozone, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, in Sneads Ferry, N. C.

He was a son of the late Delbert Wilson and Zelma Lane Wilson of Bigelow and was preceded in death by one sister, Exie Lafaye Wilson.

He is survived by three daughters, Sandra, Billie and Renea, all of North Carolina; two other brothers, Ricky Wilson of Union City, Okla., and James Darty of Clinton; one sister, Minnie Stanley of Clinton; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The body was cremated.

Carl Lee Wade


Carl Lee Wade, 77, of Ardmore, Okla., father of Kimberly Wade of Coal Hill, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008.

He was a native of Dublin in Logan County, son of the late Elbert and Etta Mae Wade, farmer, and veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by six other daughters, Audrey Blount and Denise Wade, both of Ardmore, Okla., Priscilla McKeehan, Judy Lee and Lorra Lewallen , all of Altus, and Lisa Koster of Ashland, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren, Misty Elliott, Lewis and Shanlaina McConnell, Crystal, T. J. and Michael McKeehan, Zachariah Gates, Tina Stuffelbeam, Jenise Dixon, Samantha Smith, Amber, Rodney and Brittany Wade, Rusty Robison, David Pemberton and Hunter Skolarski; and ten great-grandchildren,  Kaitlynn, Trevor, Tristan, Hayden, Logan, Kara, Harvey, Shadow, Mathias and Brianna.

Memorial graveside services were held Saturday, Oct. 4, at Cheek Cemetery in Long Grove, Okla.

Charles R. Skidgel

Charles Ralph Skidgel, 76, of Hartman died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Hartman, son of the late Thomas and Ollie Kilcrease Skidgel, member of the Church of Christ,  lifetime member of the VFW, Army veteran of the Korean War, and was preceded in death by four brothers, Bob, Gene, Paul and John Skidgel; and two sisters, Parilee Morris and Patricia Maute.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha Terrill Skidgel; one daughter, Freda Cordes and husband, Mike, of Bentonville; one sister, Mary Jo Morgan of Ozark; one brother, Thomas Skidgel of Clarksville; and two grandchildren, Faith Cordes of Fayetteville and Cordell Skidgel of Clarksville.

Memorial graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at West Mount Zion Cemetery with Todd Rabalais officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Dolores M. Arthur


Dolores Marie Arthur, 81, of Clarksville died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a retired receptionist and mental health specialist, member of the Christian Church, and was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Gaston and Edith Charlotte Jones Gaston; husband, Gordon Sherwood Arthur; and one brother, Don Gaston.

She is survived by two daughters, Diana Lucas of Redwood, Calif., and Dawn Ringenback of Arnold, Md.; one son, John Arthur of Clarksville; one sister, Betty West of Maryland;  six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The body was cremated.

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

Ola E. Wilburn

Ola E. Wilburn, 85, of Knoxville died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at Clarksville Health and Rehab.

A native of Elrod, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Anna Mitchell, graduate of Elrod High School, member of Pencil Bluff Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by one son, Stephen Wilburn; one daughter, Charlotte Light; one daughter-in-law, Bobbie Wilburn; and one brother, William Mitchell.

She is survived by two sons, Harold Wilburn of Fort Smith and Greg Wilburn and wife, Becky, of Knoxville; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery in Gordo, Ala., with Rev. Donald Springer officiating. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

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