July 30, 2021

4/15/2009

Billy G. Young


Billy G. Young, 77, of Ozark, uncle of Jackie Young of Clarksville, died Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Ozark.

He was a native of Franklin County, son of the late Jackson Harvey and Eula Jenkins Young, retired OG&E employee and cattle farmer, and was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne Dane Young; one brother, Jack Wallace Young; and one sister, Betty Young Dicks.

He is survived by several brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-law, nieces, and other nephews.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Monday, April 13, at the First Baptist Church in Ozark with Rev. Ted Darling officiating.

Burial was in Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Active pallbearers were David Jenkins, Bart English, Wayne Hodges, Randy Vest, Robert Jones and Gary Williams.

Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Mefford and Don Morgan.

Fred Garland

Fred Garland, 80, of Rogers, father of Dennis Garland of Clarksville, died Sunday, April 12, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers.

He was a native of Rosetta, son of the late Pearl and Oscar Garland, owner and operator of Garland Plumbing in Rogers, master plumber for 30 years and later employed by Home Depot in Rogers, and was preceded in death by one brother, James Oscar (J. O.) Garland Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Garland; three other sons, Mike Garland of Bella Vista and Rick Williams and Andy Williams, both of Rogers; five daughters, Midge Hunnicutt of Bella Vista, Rhonda Laughlin and Joey Garland, both of Rogers, Laurie Garland of Wichita, Kan., and Heather Rutherford of Siloam Springs; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers followed by burial at 2 p.m. in Rosetta Cemetery.

George H. Post


George Henry Post, 84, of Collierville, Tenn., brother of Trenna Kremers of Clarksville, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at his home.

He was a native of Altus, son of the late John and Sophie Sax Post, retired beauty supply salesman, member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Memphis, Tenn., and was preceded in death by four brothers, Father Cletus, Louis, Norbert and Alfred Post; and one sister, Bertha Myers.

Survivors include one son, Phillip George Post of Atoka, Tenn.; three daughters, Georgia Ann Post and Laurie Cotros, both of Collierville, Tenn., and Monica Reilly of Dallas, Texas; six other sisters, his twin, Fronie Evans, and Martha Hoyle, both of Ozark, Rita Evans of Tinley Park, Ill., Lucille Johnson of Wichita, Kan., Gertrude Vaught of Altus and Hermina Falck of Aurora, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Rosary was at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altus followed at 1 p.m. by the reciting of the funeral mass by Father Hilary Filiatreau with deacon, Mathew Post, and deacon-elect, Tim Post of Independence, Iowa, assisting.

Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery under the direction of Canale Funeral Directors.

Pallbearers were Jack, John and Matthew Riley, Peter Cotros, Phillip George Post and David Myers.

The family will have a memorial mass at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 17, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Memphis,Tenn.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Restoration Fund, 5132 St. Mary’s Lane, Altus, AR 72821.

Gerald Lee Pellham

Gerald Lee Pellham, 67, of Lamar died Friday, April 10, 2009, at his home.

He was a native of Fresno, Calif., son of the late Granville and Lola Mae Gregory Pellham, Navy veteran, and Methodist.

He is survived by two daughters, Carissa Lato of Alma and Jennifer Pellham of Mansfield, Texas; one son, Steven Pellham of Alma; one brother, Johnny Ray Pellham of Hartman; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. The body was cremated.

Harold Humerickhouse

Harold W. Humerickhouse, 65, of Piney Bay died Saturday, April 11, 2009, at his home.

He was a native of Detroit, Mich., son of the late Howard D. and Helen Margaret Weissert Humerickhouse, graduate of the University of Florida, member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus, former Air Force medic, and retired from the U. S. Forest Service as a boundary manager.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Barbara Humerickhouse; one daughter, Hilary Kemp and husband, Travis, of Lamar; three sons, Nick Humerickhouse of Miami, Fla., Dominic Humerickhouse of Orlando, Fla., and Dr. Edward Humerickhouse and wife, Leah, of Roanoke, Va.; one brother, Donald Humerickhouse and wife, Debra, of Palmetto, Fla.; two grandchildren, Kaleb Humerickhouse and Rachel Kemp; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosary service and funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father William Wewers officiating.

The body will be cremated.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Gary McElroy, Kim Mortenson, Gene Leeds, Louie Leeds, Jack Edwards, and Marshall Bolte.

Memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1100 N. University, Suite 255, Little Rock, AR 72207.

John C. Durham

John Condray Durham, 66, of Clarksville died Monday, April 13, 2009, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired truck driver, native of Pine Bluff, and son of the late William Condray and Claudia Mae Ray Durham.

Survivors include his wife, Jamie Carson Durham; three daughters, Mary Dell Beck, Henrietta Carol Sullivan, and Elizabeth Bernell Wright; two sons, Bobby Gene Beck and Charlie Randell Beck; three sisters, Sylvia Mae Coffin, Mary Jane Pierce, and Janie Sue Walters; four brothers, John Wesley Dixon, Sylvester Dixon Jr., Jimmy Dewayne Dixon, and Billy Ray Dixon; one stepsister, Kristal Dixon; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Heber Springs Cemetery in Heber Springs under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Rae Jean Stockdale

Rae Jean Willard Stockdale, 47, of Clarksville died Thursday, April 9, 2009, at her home.

She was a native of Kansas City, Mo., daughter of the late William and Grace Blackmon Willard, and was preceded in death by one brother, William Paul Willard.

Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Gilbert Stockdale; four daughters, Daphne Kelly and husband, Kenneth, Amanda Hendrix and husband, Austin, Lisa Roman and husband, Paulino, and Marsha Stockdale, all of Clarksville; two sons, Jason Stockdale of Clarksville and Matthew Stockdale of St. Joseph, Mo.; six sisters, Deborah Lyman of San Antonio, Texas, Linda Hill, Evelyn Pierce and Sandy Willard, all of Heber Springs, Mary Willard of Oregon, and Tammy Lamb of Kansas; three brothers, Kenneth Willard of Kansas City, Mo., Douglas Blackmon of Heber Springs, and Ronald Blackmon of Kansas; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, April 13, at the Clarksville Church of Christ with Todd Rabalais and John Ballard officiating.

Burial was in Union Grove Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Kenneth Kelly, Austin Hendrix, Ronald Blackmon, Walter Hill, Paulino Roman, and Albert Wright.

Honorary pallbearers were Artie Pierce, Douglas Blackmon, Harvey Hill, Raymond Hill, Robert Wilbert, Christopher Willard, Brian Lyman, John Pierce and Daniel Pierce.

Robert Hodges


Robert Hodges, 72, of Springfield, Ill., uncle of Carla (Joe) Glenn of Clarksville, died Sunday, April 5, 2009.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son; three sisters, including Verna Dennison of Clarksville; and three brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann Hodges; two sons, Timothy and Todd Hodges, both of Springfield, Ill.; three grandchildren; two sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral and burial were Thursday, April 9, in Springfield, Ill.

Ruby Chloe Hudson


Ruby Chloe Hudson, 88, of Russellville, whose son and daughter-in-law, David Wayne and LaVonna Hudson reside in Clarksville, died Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

 A daughter of the late Howell Elsworth and Rosie Bell Henley Singleton, she was born November 29, 1920, at Caglesville.  She was the widow of Henry A. Hudson, member of the Harmony Free Will Baptist Church, and preceded in death by five brothers; one sister; one grandson; and one great-grandson.

 Survivors include three other sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur Dwain and Sharon Hudson of Harrison, and Danny Lyn and Debbie Hudson and Carl Ray and Becky Hudson of Russellville; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, April 10, at the Harmony Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Latham officiating.

Burial was in Hudson Cemetery at Moreland under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

 Active pallbearers were Todd Brown, Christian Hudson, Todd Hudson, Michael Mahoney, John David Hudson, Caleb Hudson and Michael Shumake.

 Honorary pallbearers were Matt Fleming and Eric Fleming.

Memorials may be made to Harmony Free Will Baptist Church, 3580 SR 124, Russellville, AR 72801 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Oklahoma and Arkansas Chapter Inc., Western Arkansas Regional Center, 320 North Greenwood Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

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