July 21, 2021

2/4/2009


Charles H. Gilmer


Charles H. Gilmer, 58, of Knoxville died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at his home.

He was a truck driver, farmer and son of the late David Gilmer.

Survivors include his wife, Nelda Taylor Gilmer; two daughters, Barbara Marlow of Knoxville and Becky Marlow of Clarksville; one son, Charles Gilmer Jr. of Hartman; mother, Syble L. Terrill of Clarksville; two sisters, Gracie Coltharp of Delhi, La., and Julia Mooney of California; two brothers, Jack Gilmer of Perryville and Bobby Gilmer of Clarksville; and 11 grandchildren.

The body was cremated.

Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

David G. Harger


David G. Harger, 55, died Jan. 27, 2009,  at his home.

He was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., to Arthur Glenn Harger and Norma Dobson and Betty Davis.  He was a commercial fisherman, fishmonger, veteran of the U. S. Air Force and attended Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Crossroads near Scranton.

Survivors include his wife, Sheila C. Studstill Harger; one son, Jacob Logsdon of Scranton; two daughters, Genevieve Hollins of Anchorage, Alaska and Faith Harger of Scranton; four sisters, Sheree Monroe of Crystal River, Fla., Julie DiTeaglia of Brentwood, Tenn., Diane Henderson of the Caymen Islands and Lisa Obeso of Elcentro, Calif.; and two brothers, Steve Harger of Mathews, Va., and Dale Bever of the Caymen Islands.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb., 8, at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Crossroads near Scranton with burial at Nichols Chapel Cemetery in Altus under the direction of Roller Funeral Home-Paris.

Donna C. Mefford


Donna Carol Mefford, 50, of Lamar died Jan. 30, 2009, at her home.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Rosco and Lizzie Chavers Mefford, and attended Jamestown Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Hughes and wife, Renay, Terry Hughes, and Christopher Hughes, all of Lamar; four sisters, Jackie Pelts and husband, Berry, Louise Culey and Dimple Karston, all of Clarksville, and Imogene King and husband, Kenneth, of Ozone; two brothers, Johnny Mefford of Clarksville and Doyle Mefford of Greenbrier; and two grandchildren, Shawn Hughes of Lamar and Cheyanne Rolla of Clarksville.

The body was cremated under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Dorothy Layes-Jestice

Dorothy Jean Layes-Jestice, 76, of Scranton, AR died Thursday, January 29, 2009 at her home after a courageous 15 month battle with Pancreatic Cancer. She was born August 11, 1932 in Scranton, Arkansas to the late Chester and Etha (Pridgin) Hunter. Dorothy was a cook for the Abbey for many years. She was a member of the Westside Full Gospel Church at Clarksville and attended the Johnson County Senior Activity Center.

Dorothy is survived by one daughter; Mary Ann Mellon and husband Ernie of Scranton, one sister; Mary Etta Deal of Longview, WA, one brother; E. C. Hunter of Kelso, WA; two grandchildren; J. J. Floren and wife Jennifer of Paris and Jimmy Floren and wife Christian of Scranton, two great-grandchildren, four stepgreat-grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one sister; Wanda Powell Wooten and two husbands; Carl Layes and Luther (Bud) Jestice.

A special thanks to Logan County Hospice, Dr. Richey and the staff at Hembree Cancer Center.

Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2009 at Roller Funeral Home in Paris.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2009 at the Roller Funeral Home Chapel with burial at McKendree Cemetery in Subiaco under the direction of Roller Funeral Home-Paris. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

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Eula Faye Beavers


Eula Faye Beavers, 77, of Clarksville died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at Russellville.

She was a daughter of the late Willie and Beulah L. Doke Patton, and was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Patton; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur Beavers; three daughters, Wilma Pruitt and husband, Charles, of Clarksville, Judy Ware and husband, David, of Rockford, Ill., and Sharon O’Sullivan and husband, Ronnie, of Byron, Ill.; one son, Buddy Beavers and wife, Barbara, of Coal Hill; one sister, Willene Patton of Louisiana; four brothers, Ray Patton of Alma, Reece Patton of Rockford, Ill., and Tom Patton and Frank Patton, both of Clarksville; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Coal Hill Assembly of God Church with Rev. John Kindrix and Rev. William Sowells officiating.

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

Active pallbearers will be Chuck Beavers Jr., Ricky O’Sullivan, Kyle Pruitt, Michael Ferguson, Sean Ferguson, Billy Pruitt, and Chad Ware.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffery Pruitt, Dustin Pruitt, Dalton Beavers, Dakota  Beavers, Darrell Coogan, Justin Pruitt, Logan Ware and Ayden Muelan.

George Freeman


George Freeman, 40, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Kansas, son of the late Olen and Jessie Sams Freeman, employee of Quick Transport, Inc., and was preceded in death by one son, Derrick Freeman; one brother, Roland Freeman; and one sister, Kim Callahan.

Survivors include his wife, Robin Hogue Freeman; two daughters, Sarah Burris of Subiaco and Charcina Stepp of Clarksville; three sons, Charlie Stepp of Ozark, Larry Stepp of Hartman, and Raymond Hogue of the home; one brother, Harley Freeman of Ozone; two grandchildren, Alexius Pattermann of Clarksville and John Burris of Subiaco; and two stepgrandchildren, Nicholas Capps and Blake Hill, both of Ozark.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Lone Pine Cemetery with Rev. Mike Minniear officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Jasper Sheppard

Jasper Sheppard, 77, of Alma, father of Sharon Kay and Colleen Sheppard, both of Coal Hill, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, in Van Buren.

He was a retired sawmill employee and son of the late Doc Henry and Bertha Nichols Sheppard.

Other survivors include one brother, Henry Sheppard of Alma; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Belt Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Jesus Gomez

Jesus Gomez, infant son of Cesar and Sandra Gomez of Clarksville died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

Other survivors include two brothers, Cesar I. Gomez and Anthony Gomez, both of Clarksville; and grandparents, Candelario Gomez and Anastacia Vacio of Mexico and Guillermina and Alfredo Vargas of Clarksville.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Holy Redeemer Cemetery with Father William Wewers officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Katie Diane Nagel

Katie Diane Nagel, 20, of Grand Blanc, Mich., granddaughter of Reba Nagel of Coal Hill, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

 She was a native of Commerce Township, Mich., former resident of Holly and Fenton, Mich., graduate of Fenton (Michigan) High School, employed by Kentucky Fried Chicken in Howell, Mich., and was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Thomas Hurst and Donald Nagel.

Other survivors are her parents, Gary and Karen (Hurst) Nagel of Holly, Mich.; two sisters, Shanyn Nagel of Highland, Mich., and Kristen Nagel of Magazine; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Fenton Chapel of  Sharp Funeral Homes.

Memorials may be made to the Katie Diane Nagel Memorial Fund. 

Laudell Fetters

Laudell Fetters, 72, of Clarksville died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at his home.

He was a native of Lamar, son of the late Loyd and Inez Childers Fetters, construction employee, Army veteran, member of Ebenezer Mission, and was preceded in death by one son, James Dean Killough; and three sisters, Ruby Fetters Holman, Mary Woodard, and Linda Hutchins.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Fetters; one daughter, Lisa Sanez of McAllen, Texas;  two sons, Daniel Fetters of Germany and Dennis Fetters of Fort Riley, Kan.; four sisters, Willia Faye Hutchins, Cathy Denn and Brenda Gilbert, all of Clarksville, and Arnetta Scruggs of Mississippi; four brothers, Earl Fetters of Lamar, and Curtis Fetters, Steve Fetters, and Joe Fetters, all of Clarksville; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Melvin Bankhead officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Travis Fetters, Lance Fetters, Jonathan Fetters, Dustin Fetters, Wesley Fetters, David Bostwick, William Smith, Brian Fetters, Wendell Woodard, and Jerry Woodard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Hutchins, Charles McCarley, Norman Smith, Arron Arnold, and Freddy Freeman.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p. m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Nelson Young

Nelson Young, 50, of Knoxville, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, in Oklahoma City, Okla.

He was a native of Paris, son of the late Holmon Young and was preceded in death by one sister, Mae Pearl McGrath.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Young; five children, Amanda Crain of Gray, Tenn., William Young of Paris, and Rufus Young, Rebecca Young and Zachary Young, all of Knoxville; six grandchildren, Jeramiah Crain, Cierra Crain, Noah Crain, Sabrina Young, Aiden Young and William Young II; mother, Janie Young; one brother, Ralph Young of Paris; and one sister, Darlene Blalock of Paris.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Humphrey Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville with Rev. Richard Snyder  officiating. Burial was at Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Reba Nell Shatswell

Reba Nell Shatswell, 68, of Lamar died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

The daughter of the late Scott and Lillian Crutchfield Shatswell, she was a native of Lamar and preceded in death by one grandson, Caleb Portugal.

She is survived by six children, Dr. Danny Aquilar and wife, Jennifer, and Leslie Portugal and wife, Naomi, all of Russellville, Jessie Portugal of Indiana, Manual Portugal of Ohio, Johnny Aquilar of California, and Sherri Portugal of Missouri; five grandchildren, Elizabeth and Nathan Aquilar and Leston, Lessica and Charlie Portugal; one sister, Sue Garcia of California; and two brothers, Marion Shatswell of Idaho and Dwayne Odell of California.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Humphrey Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville with Rev. Dudley Zerbel officiating. The body will be cremated.

Ruth C. McCartney

Ruth Cline McCartney, 62, of Ozark died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at Fort Smith.

She was an umpire for many years in area youth and adult softball, enjoyed flea marketing, was born July 17, 1946, in Altus, AR, to Thelbert and Marie Estep Cline, and was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Sheila Lynn McCartney.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth McCartney of Ozark; two daughters, Dean Larsen of Ozark and Tammy Ferguson and husband, Don, of Dover, AR; two sons, Travis McCartney and Brian McCartney, both of Ozark; five sisters, Lois Covert of Lawrence, KS, Ruby Shepard of Winslow, AR, Flois McDonner of Clarksville, AR, Betty Richard of Altus,AR, and Esther Pledger of Ozark; four brothers, Travis Cline of Clarksville, AR, Jim Cline of Altus, and Ricky Cline and Tim Cline of Ozark; and four grandchildren, Sondra Larsen, Erica Ferguson, Sara Ferguson and Alexis McCartney.

Funeral was at 2 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with burial in Gar Creek Cemetery at Ozark under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Keith Richard, J. J. McCartney, Dennis Pledger, Derrick McCartney, Billy McCartney, Gaylon Cline and Kevin Shepard.

Honorary pallbearers were Jerry McCartney, Leland Hall, Eddie McCartney and Jimmy McCartney.

Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at Shaffer Funeral Home.

To leave an online condolence to the family visit the website: shafferfuneralhomeweb.com

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Shirley Mae Miracle

Shirley Mae Miracle was the only child of William Howard and Scottie Earldon (Gould) Miracle (both of Johnson County.) Shirley Mae was born on July 25, 1935, in El Paso, Texas, and passed away on Friday, Jan. 30, in Clarksville.

This beloved, healthy and normal daughter was tragically incapacitated in July 1945, due to surgical complications. Shirley Mae was totally cared for by her parents until she was admitted to the Countryside Manor in May 1983, where she resided until her passing last week.

“She was like a person in a dream.”

Services were Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Hardwicke Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Usery and Rev. Burnett King officiating. Burial was at the Harmony Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Paul Gotcher, Pat Gotcher, Kenney Elkins, Richard Burkes, and Jimmy Gould.

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Thomas L. Gindler

Thomas Louis Gindler, 47, of Lamar died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009.

He was a native of Los Angeles, Calif., son of the late Nancy Grobark Gindler, member of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, served in the National Guard for six years, employee of the Corps of Engineers for 19 years and was a chief engineer on a tow boat for the Corps of Engineers.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Gindler; two daughters, Adrienne Gindler and Bridgett Reynolds, both of Lamar; three sons, Chad Acord of Lamar, and James Randall and Mike Randall, both of Little Rock; father, Louis H. Gindler of Lamar; father, Delbert Wynn and wife, Charlotte, of Colorado; mother, Terri Eastman of Colorado; three sisters, Cathy Stalcup and husband, Benji, of Lamar, Jana Eastman of Denver, Colo., and Melissa Mendoza; three brothers, Randy Wynn, Rick Wynn, and Rob Wynn, all of Denver, Colo.; and six grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father William Wewers officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be James Randall, Mike Bagley, Joe Palmer, Clint Vinson, Tommy Guther, and Jason Rhinehart.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Wilson E. Porter

Wilson E. Porter, 94, of Booneville died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at Booneville.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Guy and Tommie Porter, member of the First United Methodist Church in Booneville and Rotary Club in Booneville, served in the Navy during World War II, retired Logan County Extension Service agent, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Porter.

Survivors include his wife, Clydine Porter; one son, John David Porter of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, Tom Porter of Fullerton, Calif.; two sisters, Doris Church of Fort Worth, Texas, and Helen Hill of Farmington; five granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the First United Methodist Church in Booneville. Burial will follow at Harmony Cemetery north of Clarksville under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Nora L. Mason

Nora L. Mason, 62, of Oark died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late Walter and Ila Burnett Brock, widow of Charles Mason, Baptist, cook at Johnson Regional Medical Center, and was preceded in death by two daughters, Sherry Lynn Boen and Brenda Lee Mason.

She is survived by two sons, John Mason of Clarksville and Anthony Mason of Oark; one brother, Allison Brock of Alma; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Oark Baptist Church with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating.

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

Active pallbearers will be Jacob Mason, Justin Edwards, Blake Kerson, Ricky Williams, Nathan Mason, and Tom Mingo.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Mason, Jimmy Suggs, Al Brock, Christopher Boen, Roy Stepp,  Philip Maag Jr., Anthony Mason, and Odell Boen.

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Oark Baptist Church prior to the service.

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