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Arlis Lee Graham

Arlis Lee Graham, 57, of Ozark, brother of Reba Umholtz of Lamar and Mary Simpson of Mountain Top, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, at the Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville.

He was a native of Mountain Top, attended Full Gospel Temple Church in Ozark, U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, held several supervisory positions in northwest Arkansas, and was preceded in death by his father, Youel Ray Graham; one grandson, Kirklin Drake; and one brother, Charles D. Graham.

Survivors include one daughter, Callie Mann of Rogers; one stepson, Matt Rawlins of Bella Vista; mother, Gracie Marie Bowman Graham Norris of Altus; four other sisters, Ruth Spicer of Harrison, Frances Hodges of Springdale, Debbie Ellison of Ozark and Sandy Sullivan of Rudy; two brothers, Bill Graham of Ozark and Jimmy Graham of Huntsville; five grandchildren, Tanner, Caden, Maigan, Mason and Morgan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. C. E. Simpson and Rev. Roger Umholtz officiating. Burial was at Belt Cemetery with military honors.

Active pallbearers were John Umholtz, C. W. Simpson II, Mike Hodges, Gary Hodges, Tommy Spicer and Larry Couch.

Honorary pallbearers were Willie Jones, Jeremy Jones, Don Farmer and Jimmy Rogers.

Dwain Allen

Dwain Allen, 72, of Marion died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

He was a former Johnson County deputy sheriff, former Clarksville police officer, former police officer in Grass Valley, Calif., retired master sergeant with the U. S. Air Force, retired employee of the state of Arkansas Alcohol and Beverage Control, former employee of the Arkansas Tobacco Control, and member of West Memphis First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his wife, LouElla M. Allen; two sons, Kirk Allen of Penn Valley, Calif., and Mike Allen of West Memphis; four daughters, Melissa Walters of Cabot, Juaneva (Poopsy) Wann of Marion, Sheila Milner of Jonesboro, and La Donna Shadden of Salem, Ore.; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with entombment in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.

Memorials may be made to the West Memphis First Assembly of God Church Building Fund, 513 North Missouri Street, West Memphis, AR 72301.

Jane D. Wall

Jane Douglass Wall, 85, of Fort Smith, formerly of Coal Hill, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, in Little Rock.

She was a daughter of the late Hoyt and Bettie Senter Douglass, widow of Lee L. Wall, graduate of Coal Hill High School, member of Ferguson Memorial Presbyterian Church, former employee of Acme Industrial Laundry in Fort Smith for many years and was preceded in death by one son, Tommy Douglass Wall.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Nell Donoho and husband, Tommy Jr., of Little Rock; one grandchild, Tommy Donoho III of Kansas City, Mo.; and several cousins.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Ferguson Memorial Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bob King officiating.

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

R.L. Jackson

Robert Linden “R. L.” Jackson, 92, of Humphrey, father of Rev. Robbie Jackson of Clarksville, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Crestpark Convalescent Home in Stuttgart.

He was a native of England, Navy veteran of World War II, having served on the U.S.S. Dickens in the Southern Pacific, farmer, former alderman for the city of Humphrey, and a member and deacon of the Humphrey Baptist Church.

Other survivors include his wife, Margarette Krisell Jackson; one daughter, Janice Ray and  husband, Thornton, of El Dorado; four grandsons, David, Bruce and Sidney Jones of El Dorado, and Joe Ray of Arkadelphia; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Humphrey Baptist Church with Rev. Robbie Jackson and Rev. Luke Criswell officiating. Burial was in Lone Tree Cemetery at Stuttgart.

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