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Basil W. Hardgrave

Basil W. Hardgrave, 88, of Pueblo, Colo., died Jan. 23, 2009.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Benjamin Earl and Coy Mae Boyer Hardgrave, member of Pueblo West Ecumenical Church, retired from the Civil Service with the U. S. Air Force and served in the U. S. Navy in World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Ashley Hardgrave; two sons, Billy D. (Charlotte L.) Hardgrave of Weld County, Colo., and Barry W. (Diane) Hardgrave of Clinton, Okla.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Earla (Don) Everett, Wanda (Tom) Spetter, Joanne Bohannon and Yvonne (James) Howell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Pueblo West Ecumenical Church under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Billy E. Carlton

Billy Edward Carlton, 55, of Nail died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Hominy, Okla., logger, veteran of the U. S. Army, member of Deer Church of Christ, lived most of his life in Newton County and was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Adams Carlton; three daughters, Melissa Clayborn of Deer, Brandy Williams of Nail and Sonyia Taylor of Clarksville; parents, Ishmel Freeman Carlton and Johnia Wilson Carlton of Nail; three brothers, David Carlton, Bobby Carlton and Jimmy Carlton, all of Clarksville; four sisters, Jeana Breedlove of Rogers, Tonya Parker of Jasper, Tochia McCutcheon of Nail, and Betty Palmer of Russellville; and ten grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Coffman Funeral Home Chapel in Jasper with Billy Paul Matlock and Anthony McCutcheon officiating. Burial was in Nail Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Danny Clayborn, Dennis Williams, Tim Davis, Anthony McCutcheon, Ricky Davis, Brett Langdon, Joshua Williams and Zachary Clayborn.

Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren, Latesha Williams, Evan Williams, Ty Williams, Blake Williams, Brady Taylor, Dylan Taylor and Shaelyn Taylor.

Jay Williams

Jay Williams, 76, of Pottsville died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, in Atkins.

He was a son of the late John and Violet Brashear Williams of Crow Mountain, a retired construction supervisor and member of the Mars Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and was a former Sunday school teacher. He was preceded in death by two brothers,  Rev. Bill Williams and Frank Williams; and one sister, Della Murphy.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Peggy Norris Williams; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice “Kathy” and Sam Davis of Cortlandt Manor, N. Y., and Carol and Wayne Brock of Pottsville; four grandchildren, Heath Brock and wife, Amanda, of Pottsville, Hugh Davis and wife, Michelle, of Charleston, Heather Heflin and husband, David, of Russellville, and Sarah Avery and husband, Josh, of Greenbrier; four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Brock, Riley Davis, Boston Heflin and Kaylee Davis; four sisters, Erma Smith and husband, Harvey, of Glendora, Calif., Betty Tilley and husband, Rev. Herb Tilley of Knoxville, Lynn Casey and husband, Bill, of Atkins, and Pat Norman of Clarksville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Humphrey Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville with Rev. Herb Tilley and Rev. Bill Moody officiating. Burial was at Bowden Cemetery in Pottsville.

Joseph Gray

Joseph (Joe) Gray, 72, of Scranton died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, in Russellville.

He was a native of Scranton, son of the late Carl and Annie Gray, member of Dublin Free Will Baptist Church, dairy farmer, and was preceded in death by one sister, Annetta Ford.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lou Ann Gray; two daughters, Della Newman and husband, Thomas, of New Blaine and Pam Gray of Scranton; one sister, Dorothy Hayward of Scranton; one brother, William Riley Gray of Scranton; three grandchildren, Timothy Newman and wife, Christina, of Dover, Dayna Morgan and husband, Justin, of San Diego, Calif., and Holly Harwood and husband, Dustin, of Fort Smith; and five great-grandchildren, Preston Newman, Carly Morgan, Tyler Newman, Tanner Newman, and Michael Aidan Neumeier.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Dublin Free Will Baptist Church.

Burial was at Wares Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.

Active pallbearers were Mike Henderson, Steve Henderson, Dustin Harwood, Justin Morgan, Tim Newman and Scott Suess.

Honorary pallbearers were Preston Newton, Tyler Newman, Tanner Newman, Aidan Neumeier and Carly Morgan.

Kenneth P. Laudermilk Sr.

Kenneth P. Laudermilk Sr., 71, of Coal Hill died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

His occupation was printing and he was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol Ann Blair Laudermilk; son-in-law, Delbert Turnbow Jr.; great-granddaughter, Emily Anne Stevens; daughter, Irene Laudermilk; and two brothers, H. E. Laudermilk and Billy Laudermilk.

He is survived by six daughters, Dessie Moye and husband, Carl, of Coal Hill, Karen Turnbow of Covina, Calif., Carolyn Cotton and husband, William, of Clarksville, Carla Cowels of Fullerton, Calif., Penny Perry and husband, Gary, of Clarksville, and Samantha Flaherty and husband, Truman, of Coal Hill; two sons, Kenneth Laudermilk Jr. and wife, Rosana, of Covina, Calif., and Keith Laudermilk and Marian Moore of Clarksville; two sisters, Gladys Blair of Baltimore, Md., and Joyce Fonjtowski of Loughman, Fla.; one brother, Alvey Pate Jr. of Baltimore, Md.; 29 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Schlinker officiating.

Pallbearers were Keith Laudermilk, Gary Perry, Uriah Green, William Cotton, Gary Perry Jr., Quintinn Cotton, and Victor Perry.

Burial was at Oakdale Cemetery in Glendora, Calif.

Manley L. Bean

Manley L. Bean, 87, of Lafayette, Colo., died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late T. L. and Mary Bean of Clarksville, and served in the U. S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the military in 1958, and moved to Boulder, Colo., where he attended C. U., graduated with an MBA degree and was employed for many years as a comptroller at NCAR prior to becoming a vice president of Neoplan, USA. He helped to plan and build the Neoplan bus manufacturing plant at Lamar, Colo.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Geraldine Bowles Bean; one son, Mark; one daughter, Susan; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Darrell Howe Mortuary in Lafayette, Colo.

Memorials may be made to Amesbury for Africa, 24 Morrill Place, Amesbury, MA 01913.

Nickey Jo Gonzalez

Nickey Jo Gonzalez, 43, of Lamar died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at her home.

She was a native of Orange County, Calif., and attended Hedgeway Church.

Survivors include her husband, Sergio Gonzalez; one stepdaughter, Selena Gonzalez Martinez of Washington, D. C.; one stepson, Sergio David Gonzalez of Washington, D. C.; mother, Robbie Rudd of Clarksville; two sisters, Kara Whitkanack and husband, Michael, of Clarksville and Evette Rashidi and husband, Tony, of Lavaca; two brothers, Michael Hunt of Clarksville and Robert Woods of Lavaca; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at First Baptist Church in Clarksville with Rev. Darrell Bridges officiating. The body was cremated.

Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

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