Alice Lee Cotham Anderson, 91, of Arkadelphia, whose daughter and son-in-law, Melinda and Hugh Harrison reside in Clarksville, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009.
She was a native of Dumas, daughter of the late Coke Crittenden and Molly Roberson Cotham, graduate of Dumas High School and continued her education at Central Baptist College in Conway. She was preceded in death by one son, Dr. Rupert C. Anderson.
Other survivors include her husband, Dr. Powhattan Rupert Anderson; one sister, Estelle Bethea of Little Rock; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Shirley Cotham of Lawton, Okla.; four grandchildren, Bryan Anderson of Allen, Texas, Alexis Morris of Greenville, N. C., Kacee Anderson of Hickory, N. C., and Andy Harrison of Holly Ridge, N. C.; and three great-grandchildren, Sincere and Lela Grace Anderson and Mia Anderson.
Graveside services and burial were at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Oaklawn Cemetery with Dr. J. E. Hughes officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Bob Neal & Sons Funeral Home of Brinkley.
Carla Jean Hammer, 48, of Lamar, a native of Chandler, Ariz., died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at Jonesboro.
She was employed as an apartment manager.
Survivors include one daughter, Summer Romaine and husband, Philip Werner, of Lamar; father, Carl R. Goodpaster of Florida; mother, Cora B. Marshall Jacot of Lamar; one sister, Debbie Mooney of Lamar; two brothers, Steven Goodpaster of Missouri and Kevin Parrish of Lamar; and two grandchildren, Anthony Romaine and Mack Romaine, both of Lamar.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating.
The body will be cremated.
Danny Lee Rice, 51, of Hartman died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at Summerset, Pa.
He was a truck driver, Pentecostal, and preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Virginia Reynolds.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Ruth Reynolds Rice; one daughter, Jennette Farmer of Ozark; two sons, Daniel Rice and wife, Kathy, and John Rice and wife, Nicole, all of Clarksville; parents, Vernon and Pearl Florence Redd Rice of Altus; one brother, Johnny Rice and wife, Jana, of Coal Hill; six grandchildren, Aaron Michael Rice, Britlee Marie Garner-Hern, Makia Ann Hern, Zachery Colton Rice, Jonathon Rylee Rice, and Aleigh Shy-ann Rice; one niece, Amanda Rice; and several nephews.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the First Baptist Church in Clarksville with Rev. Ira Taylor and Rev. Kenneth Cash officiating.
Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers will be Darrell Gregory, Mike Reynolds, Johnny Reynolds, Gary Morgan, Herb Holloway and Fred Holloway.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Vaught, Danny Bohannon, Mikey Reynolds, David Bohannon, Doyle Gregory, Don Higby, Joseph Reynolds and Mike Bird.
Dora Bertha Hobbs, 94, of Lubbock, Texas, former resident of Johnson County, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009.
She was a native of Red Star, daughter of the late Elijah and Rhoda Woods, widow of J. P. (Pascal) Hobbs, former resident of New Deal, Texas, formerly worked the coal mines and farmed, composed poetry, retired in 1980 after supporting a cotton farming operation, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Jewel Wells; one granddaughter, Sarah Hobbs; and two sisters, Martha Yarbrough and Letha Stewart of Clarksville.
She is survived by two daughters, Nina Woodard and husband, Raymond, of Clarksville and Delores Cochran and husband, Rod; three sons, James Hobbs and wife, Violet, of Clarksville, Dale Hobbs and wife, Linda, and David Hobbs and wife, Beverly; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Sanders Funeral Home Chapel with Michael Park and David Peebles officiating.
Memorials may be made to The Children’s Home of Lubbock, 4408 Idalou Highway, Lubbock, TX 79408 or Sunrise Church of Christ-Mission Fund, 4406 N. University Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79415.
Irene Brewer, 83, of Forrest City died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at Scranton.
She was a native of Missouri, daughter of the late John Harper and Sofie Chandler Liles, widow of Onis D. Brewer, and assembly group leader at Sanyo.
She is survived by three daughters, Evelyn Stafford of Heltonville, Ind., Ima Jean Sullivan of Bedford, Ind., and Patsy Ann Brown of Scranton; one son, Onis G. (Bo) Brewer of Forrest City; three sisters, Faye Walls of Bloomington, Ind., Clara Mae Nunery of Camden, Tenn., and Lena F. Liles of Solsberry, Ind.; two brothers, J. T. Liles of Martinsville, Ind., and John Liles Jr. of Solsberry, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at Stevens Funeral Home in Forrest City with Rev. Bob Oden officiating. Burial was in Forrest Park Cemetery in Forrest City.
Pallbearers were Anthony Cummings, Michael Cummings, Tony Cummings, Steve Callahan, Steven Callahan, Gerald Callahan, and Gary Vondran.
Memorials may be made to Spadra Baptist Church.
James “Joe” Hightower, 88, of Fort Smith, grandfather of Kelly Hanuska of Hartman, died Friday, January 16, 2009.
He was a machinist for the aircraft industry, veteran of World War II, and was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Hightower; one daughter; Ramona Hazell; and one sister; Verna Villani.
He is survived by one son, Bill Hightower and wife, Claudia, of Arcadia, Calif.; one daughter, Jean Young and husband, Reno, of Geismar, La.; one sister, Jett Canada, of Dyer; six other grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Monday, Jan. 19, at Fentress Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Matthew Hodges officiating.
James Roach (J. R.) Harkreader, 89, of Hartman died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at his home.
He was a native of Hartman, son of the late Roach and Iver Whitaker Harkreader, retired farmer, U. S. Navy World War II veteran, member of Hartman Methodist Church, and was preceded in death by one son, Allen Harkreader; and three brothers, Raymond, Haskell and Baxter Harkreader.
He is survived by four daughters, Jane Burgess and Pee Wee Stroud, both of Clarksville, Peggy Holmes of Breaux Bridge, La., and Linda Harkreader of Mountain View; two grandchildren, Dillon Burgess of Conway and James Ray Warren of Virginia; two nieces; and three nephews.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Hartman Methodist Church with Rev. Regina Turner and Robert Patterson officiating.
Burial was in Hartman Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Stevie Estep, Richard Plugge, Charles Johnson, Donnie Harkreader, Johnny Burke, and Jamie Harkreader.
Memorials may be made to Hartman Methodist Church, P. O. Box 116, Hartman, AR 72840.
Lola Irene Freeman, 82, of Dover, sister of Sue Carpenter of Clarksville, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.
She was a native of Pope County, daughter of the late Arthur Jeff and Cora Self Gunter, widow of Garland Ray Freeman, of the Assembly of God faith, and was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Lee and Dennis James Freeman; two daughters, Mary Louise Baldwin and Rita Gomez; two brothers, Arthur and Raymond Gunter; and one sister, Bernice Freeman.
Survivors include two sons, Garland Ray Freeman Jr. and wife, Julie, of Dover and Steve Freeman of Dardanelle; two daughters, Kay Crow of Centerville and Joyce Freeman of Dover; one brother, John D. Gunter of Deer; three other sisters, Retta Martin of Dover, Lela Taylor of Independence, Mo., and Jean Gunter of Corpus Christi, Texas; nine grandchildren, Katherine Irene Freeman, Nathan Daniel Freeman, Richard Crow, Jeffery Ray Freeman, Gussie Gomez, Cora Ann Hinona, George Steven Baldwin, Susan Michelle Baldwin and James Robert Baldwin; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the First Assembly of God in Dover with Rev. Jerry Patton and Rev. Clellan Tilley officiating. Burial was in Cowell Cemetery at Cowell in Newton County under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
Active pallbearers were Roger Sayer, Roger Morris, L. D. Freeman, Kerry Powers, Rodney Koster and Josh Koster.
Honorary pallbearers were Lawrence Beavers, Cletus Gunter, Dale Gunter, Harold Freeman, Billy Wayne Freeman and the staff of the Arkansas Heart Hospital.
Memorials may be made to the Area Agency on Aging, 1310 W. Main St., Suite 100, Russellville, AR 72801.
Malvern G. Gray, 88, of Clarksville died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Solgohachia, son of the late M. G. and Lucille Tucker Gray, member of the Clarksville Church of Christ, retired Farmers Home Adminstration employee, and was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Otis Stoubaugh.
Survivors include his wife, Etta Katherine Brock Gray; one daughter, Linda Harp and husband, Jimmy, of Keota, Okla.; one son, Gary Gray and wife, Yvonne, of Broken Arrow, Okla.; two sisters, Louise Stoubaugh of Fayetteville and Joy Uhlman and husband, Virgil, of Wichita, Kan.; two brothers, Morris Gray and wife, Lou, of Bartlesville, Okla., and Tommy Gray and wife, Geneva, of Solgohachia; and four grandchildren, Lauren Gray, Grant Gray, Robin Harp and Leslie Harp.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with John Ballard and Todd Rabalais officiating. Burial will be in Kilgore Cemetery at Solgohachia.
Active pallbearers will be Michael Freer, Craig Frost, Jeff Marlow, William Rutledge, Marty Brown, Matt Brown, Elvin Brown, Alan Gray, and Stanley Brown.
Honorary pallbearers will be Verlon Harris, Paul Martin, Bob Park, and Delmar Hice.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Mary G. Snell, 72, of Lawton, Okla., formerly of Clarksville, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, in a Lawton (Oklahoma) Hospital.
She was a native of DeAnn, daughter of the late Garrett and Georgie Daffern Willis, widow of Steve Snell Jr., graduate of Hope High School, received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Arkansas, retired educator having taught school for many years as well as being employed as an elementary school counselor at Lamar, and member of First Baptist Church in Lawton, Okla.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Drs. Steve and Joy Snell of Lawton, Okla.; three grandchildren, Jeb, Kendra and Nancy Snell, all of Lawton, Okla.; two brothers, Rev. Carl Willis of Arlington, Texas, and James Willis of Saginaw, Texas; and one sister, Faye Kunze of Waco, Texas.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in the Snell Cemetery at Emmett with Rev. Carl Willis officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Becker Funeral Home of Lawton, Okla.
Memorials may be made to the Television Ministry at First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1409, Lawton, OK 73502.
Orvil Jackson Blevins, 96, of Ozark, brother of Oneida Sexton of Clarksville, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, in Ozark.
He was a retired truck driver for Long Beach Oil Development Company, lifetime member of the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ in Van Buren, U. S. Navy veteran, native of Muldrow, Okla., son of the late Hiram and Lily Norton Thomas, and was preceded in death by his first wife, Flois M. Blevins.
Other survivors include his wife, Sylvia Peters Blevins; one daughter, Betty Bounds of Sparkman; one son, John Blevins of Ozark; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Roger Russell officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt.
Active pallbearers were David Bounds, Michael Bounds, Phillip Peters, Lee Peters, Jerry Lynch and Josh Bounds.
Honorary pallbearers were Justin Bounds, Delmar Lewis, Earl Shaw, Doug Cannedy and Lonnie Myers.