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Bertha E. Reynolds

Bertha Edgmon Reynolds, 82, of Ozone died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.

She was a native of Mossville, widow of Vearl Reynolds; and was preceded in death by six children; two brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Willma Vaughn of Clarksville and Marcia Stanley of Ozone; two sons, Dennis Reynolds and wife, Mary, of Ward and Tim Reynolds and wife, Joy, of Hagarville; four sisters, Cleo Lager of Jasper, Louise Grubb of Springdale, Bonnie Regier of Rogers and Ruby Holland of Tulsa, Okla.; three brothers, J. E. Edgmon, Ward Edgmon and Lawton Edgmon, all of Jasper; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Mossville Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Wood officiating.

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

Active pallbearers were Darin Vaughn, Daryl Vaughn, Brian Vaughn, Barry Vaughn, Matthew Reynolds, Jacob Reynolds, Danny Hefley, and Travis Gregory.

Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Liggett, Spanky Woods, David Edgmon, Ricky Reynolds, Terry Edgmon, Randall Edgmon, Pete Lager, and Robert Huber.

Memorials may be made to Old Time Baptist Church, c/o Justin Wood, HC 33 Box 47, Pettigrew, AR 72752.

George Spencer

George Spencer, 88, of Lamar died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at UAMS Hospital in Little Rock.

He was a native of Meadow Lands, Pa., son of the late George Pierce and Mary Louise Ferrina Spencer, Air Force veteran of World War II and the Korean War, retired Delta Airline employee, member of First United Methodist Church, VFW, American Legion Bunch Walton Post No. 22, and Rogers Rye VFW Post at Russellville, past state president of Improved Order Red Men in California, past commander of American Legion in California, past president of United Auto Workers Union, shop steward for Teamsters Union for 15 years, and past president and 24 year member of Johnson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jacobs Spencer; one sister, Mildred Hageter of Meadow Lands, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private burial was at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at Oakland Cemetery. A memorial service followed at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Family Life Building Fund, P. O. Box 535, Clarksville, AR 72830 or Johnson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, 1100 Poplar Street, Clarksville, AR 72830.

James E. Yantis

James Edgar Yantis died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008.

He served in the Air Force for three and one-half years and was stationed in Germany part of that time, prior to being employed at Marshalltown (Iowa) Instruments for 22 years, Fiberite in Greenville, Texas, for 11 years, security guard at Sara Lee for several years and most recently bus driver for Forrester-Davis Development Center in Clarksville.

He was a son of the late Fred Erving and Ola Fay Rummerfield Yantis and was preceded in death by three sisters, Fern Mathew, Lela Bacon and Bonnie Bell Yantis; and five brothers, Dean, Roscoe, Sam, Lindsey and Bob Yantis.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Frances Hall Yantis; two children and spouses, Bev and Randy Garmon of Westminster, Colo., and Brad and Edianna Yantis of Olathe, Kan.; four grandchildren, Charla Garmon (Boe Benefield) of Boise, Idaho, Jamey Garmon of Westminster, Colo., and Micah and Brady Yantis of Olathe, Kan.;  three brothers, Leo, Melvin and Fred Yantis Jr.; one sister, Nellie Brumbaugh; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Church of the Nazarene, 1015 South Center Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158 or Kansas City Hospice, c/o Brad Yantis, 14632 W. 141st Drive, Olathe, KS 66062.

Jeffrey Eric Levin

Jeffrey Eric Levin, 60, of Oark, Arkansas, died Wednesday, November 5, 2008, at home.

He was a retired attorney, who also devoted his years to organic gardening, his farm and family. He had a passion for the study of history, for baseball, and fly-fishing.

Born in Brooklyn, New York on May 27, 1948, Mr. Levin graduated with a degree in business from Syracuse University in 1970. He then received a Juris Doctor from American University in Washington, D. C.

He served as a Vista volunteer in Silver City, N. M., and practiced law with Northern New Mexico Legal Services in Taos.

After moving to Arkansas in 1976, Mr. Levin practiced law at Northwest Arkansas Legal Services in Fayetteville, and served as the legal counsel for the Arkansas State Energy Office under the Clinton administration in Little Rock from 1980-1983.

Upon moving to Johnson County, Mr. Levin practiced law in Clarksville from 1985 until his retirement in 1995.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Levin and Sherry Sagman Levin. His survivors include his wife, Susan Gateley Levin of Oark, Arkansas; daughter, Jenny Levin of Oark, Arkansas; two sons, Benjamin Levin and Gabriel Levin, both of Oark, Arkansas; one brother, Michael Levin and wife, Debbie, of New York; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, November, 10, 2008, at the Raymond Munger Memorial Chapel at the University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas. A graveside service followed at 2 p.m. at the Yale Cemetery, Yale, Arkansas. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, November 9, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home, Clarksville, Arkansas with Rev. Marci Ward and Rev Nancy Benson-Nicol officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nature Conservancy or the Clarksville Boys Club.

Active pallbearers were Bill Higgins, Larry Driver, Doug Strubel, Wade Gateley, David Gateley, and Paul Gateley. Honorary pallbearers were Benjamin Levin, Gabriel Levin, Michael Levin, Larry Taub, Steve Driver, and Jesse Martinez.

To sign the online guestbook visit Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home, Clarksville, Arkansas.

Jim Bob Faucett

Funeral for Jim Bob Faucett, 54, of Greers Ferry, who died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Horne officiating. Burial was in Hess Cemetery at Coal Hill.

Pallbearers were Neil Brashear, Douglas Sakal, Brian Chestnut, Matt Wheeler, Kevin Cagle, and Douglas Ritchie.

He was a son of the late Herman Faucett, graduate of Hall High School at Little Rock, attended First Presbyterian Church and was preceded in death by one sister, Tandy Lea Faucett.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Faucett; one daughter, Jennifer Faucett of Conway; mother, Nan Laverne Faucett of Greers Ferry; one sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Douglas Sakal of Green Valley, Ariz.; and one stepson, Neil Brashear of Texas.

Joe E. Jones Sr.

Joe Eugene Jones Sr., 85, of Keytesville, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at the Moberly Regional Medical Center.

A native of London, he was a son of the late Charles Erron and Margaret Hickey Jones, served in the U. S. Army during World War II, owner and operator of Joe E. Jones Farms Inc. for many years, and was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Jackson Jones; and one sister, Genevieve Harris.

He is survived by one son, Joe E. (Jody) Jones Jr. of Keytesville, Mo.; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Dr. Eloise Eugenia (Jeanie) Gordon of New Franklin, Mo., Caron and Eldan Gebhardt of Salisbury, Mo., Carol and Walter Link of Kingsville, Mo., and Elizabeth and Charles G. Friesz Jr. of Bethany, Mo.; one sister, Cana Lou and Henry Bonds of Bourbonnais, Ill.; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Keytesville United Methodist Church  with Rev. Glenna McVeigh officiating. Burial was at Keytesville City Cemetery with full military honors provided by Salisbury American Legion Post 391 and Cleve Iman Memorial VFW Post 4921. Arrangements were under the direction of Summerville Funeral Home of Salisbury, Mo.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Andrew Gordon, Matthew and Caleb Gebhardt, Nathan, Seth and Ben Link, Adam and Mike Friesz, Joe E. Jones III, and Clinton and Logan Jones.

Memorials may be made to Keytesville United Methodist Church.

Ruby Willis

Ruby Willis, 77, of Oark died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at her home.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Ralph and Bessie Case Warren, and a member of the Gloryland Church at Oark.

Survivors include her husband, Dennis Willis; one daughter, Donna Jarmon and husband, Tommy, of Oark; two sons, Johnny Willis and wife, Gay Lynn, of Tulsa, Okla., and David Willis and wife, Barbara, of Cedar Hill, Texas; three sisters, Margaret Atkins of Ozone, Lois Turner of Catoosa, Okla., and Betty Warren of Benton; four brothers, Ralph Warren Jr. and Douglas Warren, both of Oark, Plesse Warren of Salus, and Tommy Warren of Ozone; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Gloryland Church at Oark with Rev. Larry Willis officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Harley McGuire, Lloyd McGuire, Eugene Case, Tommy Case, Leslie Case, and Johnny Case.

Memorials may be made to Gloryland Church, Oark, AR 72852.

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