July 23, 2021

11/5/2008


Ada Alice Morgan

Ada Alice Rowbotham Morgan, 92, of Clarksville died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a member of the Clarksville Church of Christ, retired employee of Johnson Regional Medical Center after 50 years of service, widow of Clyde C. Morgan, correspondent for the Herald Democrat  and Johnson County Graphic for many years, and was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Carl Jennings; one grandson, Steve Edwin Jennings; six sisters, Orla Freed, Minnie Rowbotham, Eunice Ross, Ethel Breedlove, Syble Curtis, and Oda Morgan; and four brothers, Escar, Homer, Coy and Bearl Rowbotham.

She is survived by three daughters, Leona Curtis and husband, Paul, Mildred Dinsmore and husband, Robert, and Shirley Frost and husband, Bob, all of Clarksville; five grandchildren, Morgan Jennings and wife, Charla, of Hagarville, Lisa Russell and husband, Rick, of Springdale, Stephanie Brandon and husband, Michael, and Craig Frost and wife, Shelley, all of Clarksville, and Don Alan Frost and wife, Laura, of North Little Rock; 13 great-grandchildren, Nellie and Stevie Jennings of Hagarville, Christy Sparks and husband, Jason, of Lamar, Roberta Duling and husband, Doug, of Elkins, Chase Fultz of Springdale, Sydney and Reanee Hunt and Hall, Rachel, Isaac and Tyler Frost, all of Clarksville, and Zane and Kiley Frost of North Little Rock; four great-great-grandchildren, Cody and Michael Chase Sparks of Lamar and Kimberlyn Grace and Hannah Marie Duling of Elkins; two stepgrandchildren, Paula Rice and Sheila Pearce; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua and Justin Brandon; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren, Dylan Sparks and Eli Duling.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Clarksville Church of Christ with John Ballard and Todd Rabalais officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Morgan Jennings, Craig Frost, Don Alan Frost, Rick Russell, Jason Sparks, and Doug Duling.

Memorials may be made to Green Valley Bible Camp, P. O. Box 65, Rogers, AR 72757.

Anna Marie Willey

Anna Marie Willey, 84, of Clarksville died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She and her husband owned and operated Willey Construction Company in Clarksville until their retirement in 1989.

A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Martha Anna Buchanan Payne, graduate of Clarksville High School, member of the First Baptist Church in Clarksville,  and was preceded in death by one sister, Vivian Ruth Keith,.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Edward Milton Willey.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Jonathan Payne and Rev. Kenneth Butler officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Clarksville First Baptist Church or the Clarksville First United Methodist Church.

David Sacrey Jr.

David L. Sacrey Jr., 75, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at his home.


He was born Dec. 4, 1932, at Russellville to David Louis Sacrey Sr. and Ruby Victoria Tate Sacrey. He was inducted into the Russellville High School Hall of Fame and was a member of the 1951 graduating class. From 1953 until 1956 he was a member of the U.S. Army and then graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 1959. He was the former owner of Sacrey’s Plumbing Co., a volunteer fireman for 22 years, a Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Jo Ann Grimes Sacrey; and a sister, Marian Sacrey Vaughn.


Survivors include his wife, Patricia J. Sacrey; a son, David Sacrey III of Russellville; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Stan Hilliard of Greenbrier; a stepson, F. A. Drew Jackson of Richmond, Texas; a stepdaughter, Catherine D’Alessandro of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and 10 grandchildren, Michael David Sacrey of Russellville, Haley, Ashley and Kristen Hilliard, all of Greenbrier, Trinity, Andrew Jordan and Trevor Dean Jackson, all of Richmond, Texas, and Catie, Samantha and Victoria D’Alessandro, all of Oklahoma City, Okla.


The family conducted a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at West Side Church of Christ with Dan Lightfoot officiating.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Sacrey home in Knoxville. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.


Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Judy Murphy, 126 Lakeview Circle, Russellville, AR 72802 or the West Side Church of Christ Missionary Fund, 2300 W. C St., Russellville, AR 72801.

Dorothy Lee Horan

Dorothy Lee Horan, 91, of Clarksville died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008.

A native of Greeley, Colo., she was a daughter of the late Edward and Edna Ellis Mackley, widow of Thomas Horan, member of Stillwell Bible Baptist Church,  and was preceded in death by one brother, William Mackley; three grandchildren, Edwin Kimbrough Jr., Mark Kimbrough, and James McMurtree; one great-grandson, Steven Horan; two great-great-grandchildren, Harley Costa and Cody Adam Horan; two sons-in-law, Lee Kimbrough and Bill McMurtree; and one sister-in-law, Marie Horan.

Survivors include two daughters, Coralee Kimbrough and Joyce McMurtree, both of Clarksville; one son, Thomas Horan of New Haven, Miss.; ten grandchildren, John Kimbrough and wife, Dianne, William Kimbrough and wife, Kathy, and Patricia Stepp and husband, Phillip, all of Clarksville, Dennis McMurtree of Plano, Texas, Cindy Wright and husband, Morris, of Florida, and James Horan and wife, Rhadonna, Randall Horan, Kathy Brian and husband, Glenn, Dorothy Smith and husband, Allen Dale, and Gary Horan and wife, Tonya, all of Mississippi; 40 great-grandchildren, Johna Costa, Jadd Kimbrough, Katlin Kimbrough, Kyle Kimbrough, Mark Steven Kimbrough, Daniel Kimbrough, Nicole Lesinski, Reney Fox, Anthony Stepp, Charcina Stepp, Larry Stepp, Charlie Stepp, Patrick Horan, Tommy Horan, Kimberley Wright, Stephanie Wright, Jimmy Horan, Casey Walker, Amanda Grimes, Brandy Redmond, Randy Horan, Vicki Parker, Jamie Creel, Jonathon Bridges, Krista Horan, Samantha Hall, Kellie Welborn, Andy Saranthus, Denise Yocher, Amy McGuire, Andy Brien, Casey Barnard, Lance Little, Trent Little, Allen Smith Jr., Margo Little, Ashley Wingate, Bradley Lewis, Ashley Lewis and Ben Brien; and 38 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at Stillwell Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Goodman and Rev. Steve Askins officiating.

Burial was in West Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were John and William Kimbrough, Dennis McMurtree, and James, Randall and Gary Horan.

John W. Jennings

John Walter Jennings, 61, of Knoxville died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at his home.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Walter Virgil and Viola Chavers Davis Jennings, Army veteran, member of Bethel Baptist Church at Knoxville, and was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, John and Tamsey Chavers; and paternal grandparents, Walter and Elizabeth Jennings.

He is survived by three daughters, Susan Smith and husband, William, of Coal Hill, Angela Jennings of Clarksville and Johnnie Nicole (Nicky) Jennings and companion, Eddie Williams, of Lamar; stepmother, Irene Jennings of Hartman; two sisters, Bonnie Nichols and husband, Bob, of Knoxville and Kathy Smith and husband, Lee, of Hartman; three brothers, David Jennings of Russellville, Donnie Jennings and wife, Flora, of Scranton, and Billy Rosemier and wife, Faye, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; six grandchildren, Savannah Vire and husband, Jonathan, Brooke Smith, Zachary Smith, Thomas Johnson, Felicia Johnson and Slade Bean; nieces and nephews, William Nichols, Shelia and Neal Pitts, and Matthew and Tracie Nichols; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Bethel Baptist Church at Knoxville with Pastor Lee Cording officiating.

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

Active pallbearers will be Billy Rosemier, Nathan Pitts, Lee Smith, Junior Anglin, Shawn Nichols, and Nick Coffron.

Honorary pallbearers will be Darrell Chavers, Caleb Nichols, Bob Nichols, Matt Nichols, T. J. Johnson, Zach Smith, Donnie Jennings, David Jennings, William E. Nichols, Neal Pitts and C. N. Chavers.

Visitation will be from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Johnny Edwards Jr.

Johnny Edwards Jr., 73, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

He was a native of Seiling, Okla., son of the late Johnny and Lillie Jane Carter Edwards, retired welder and fabricator, and attended the Clarksville First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Connie Cordova and husband, Willie, of Albuquerque, N. M., and Stacy Flint and husband, Bert, of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; three sons, Steve Edwards and wife, Terry, of Hudson, Colo., Rick Edwards of Greeley, Colo., and Donnie Edwards of Canyon City, Colo.; five sisters, Lorrene Payton, Marie Fuller, and Fran Carter, all of Fort Smith, Geneva Childers of Clarksville, and Carole Husstetler of Kansas; one brother, Dwayne Edwards of Dover; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and companion, Ruby Hunter of Clarksville.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Clarksville First Assembly of God Church with Willie Cordova officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Mary Jo Morgan


Mary Jo Morgan, 72, of Ozark died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at Ozark.

Born on Aug. 23, 1936, she was a native of the Spadra Community, daughter of the late Thomas Alexander and Ollie Eugene Kilcrease Skidgel and widow of Larry K. Morgan, whom she married on April 1, 1974 in Ozark. She was a retired nurse, member of the Fernwood Assembly of God Church, and was preceded in death by three sisters, Parilee Morris, Maude Skidgel, and Patricia (Pat) Maute; and six brothers, Robert (Bob) Skidgel, Eugene (Gene) Skidgel, Paul Skidgel, Harold Skidgel, Johnnie Skidgel and Charles Skidgel.

Survivors include three daughters, Rhonda Marvel and husband, Jettie Ray, of Altus, Sherry Rofkahr and companion, Harv Williams of Barling and Sheila Rogers and companion, David Clayborn of Lamar; one son, Randy Rofkahr of Clarksville; one brother, Thomas Skidgel of Clarksville; nine grandchildren, Michelle Scholtes of Pea Ridge, Wesley Marvel and Tara Hewes, both of Fort Smith, Melissa Moore, Amanda Cloos, Derrick McCartney, and Gena Mayfield, all of Ozark, Cody Mayfield of Altus, and David (Norm) Clayborn of Lamar; and 13 great-grandchildren, Tyler Marvel, Monte (Tripp) Canady, Taylor Moore, Kelsey McCartney, Emma Scholtes, Trevor Moore, Austin Bartlett, Jacob (Max) Scholtes, Ava McCartney, Cameron Cloos, Ashton Carney, Devon Hughes, and Brooklynn Hughes.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. David Zeiler officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery at Ozark.

Active pallbearers were Harv Williams, Mark Scholtes, Kiley Moore, Mark Cloos, Derrick McCartney, Cody Mayfield, Wesley Marvel and Robert Guy.

Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters, son, and sons-in-law, Jettie Ray Marvel, Randy Rofkahr, David Clayborn, Michelle Scholtes, Melissa Moore, Amanda Cloos, Gena Mayfield and David (Norm) Clayborn.

Paul Guthrie

Paul Guthrie, 81, of Concord, N. H., died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008.

He was a former resident of Hartman, retired from the U. S. Army after 23 years of service as a 1st Sgt., and was preceded in death by his father, Barry Guthrie; and stepmother, Agnes Guthrie.

Survivors include his wife, Helga Guthrie; one daughter, Barbara; and one granddaughter.

Burial was Monday, Nov.3, in Concord, N. H.

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