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Anna Charles

Anna LaRee Duncan Charles, 72, of London died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at her home.

She was a licensed practical nurse, daughter of the late Carl Duncan, and preceded in death by one brother, Everett Duncan.

Survivors include three daughters, Darlene Burke and husband, Kelly, and Yolanda Cooper and husband, Randall, all of Wagoner, Okla., and Leaha Kopp and husband, Jarrod, of Tulsa, Okla.; two sons, Johnny Charles and wife, Heide, of Tulsa, Okla., and David Charles and wife, Malinda, of the Flat Rock Community; mother, Ethel Duncan of Coal Hill; one sister, Shirley Robinson of Lindsborg, Kan.; one brother, Eugene Duncan of Coal Hill; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 11 a.m.  Tuesday, April 21, at Flat Rock Baptist Church with Rev. Mike West officiating.

Burial was in Hess Cemetery at Coal Hill under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Chris Burke, Charles Burke, Dakota Hill, Michael Bates, Jarrod Kopp, and Rick Robinson.

Honorary pallbearers were Shawn Charles, Trent Robinson, Chad Scott and Cody Hamilton.

Arena Rickard

Arena Rickard, 94, of Altus, whose granddaughter, Kristi Robertson and husband, Jerry, reside in Lamar, died Sunday, April 12, 2009, in Alma.

She was a native of Newcastle, Texas, daughter of the late J. B. and Audra Willis Quisenberry, widow of Coy Rickard, and a member of the Altus Baptist Church.

Other survivors include one son, Gene Rickard and wife, Shirley, of the Pleasant View Community; two sisters, Odell Steel of Temecula, Calif., and Faye Morris of Van Buren; and two great-grandsons, Nathaniel and Benjamin Robertson.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Shaffer Funeral Home in Ozark with John Brasseaux officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Ozark.

Active pallbearers were Glenn and David Morris, Jerry Robertson, Jim Rowland, and Wallace and Clinton West.

Honorary pallbearers were men of the Ozark Church of Christ.

Ethel Mae Damon

Ethel Mae Damon, 68, of the Piney Bay Community died Monday, April 13, 2009, at her home.

She was self-employed, native of Clarksville, and daughter of the late Orland and Jewell Frost Bean.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Damon; one daughter, Sandra Avants of Houston, Texas; three sons, Rodney Pitts and wife, Lou Ann, and Steve Pitts and wife, Penny, all of Clarksville, and Bobby Pitts of Rogers; one sister, Jewell Faye Damon and husband, Jim, of Clarksville; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Lone Pine Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Dean Wright, Jim Damon, Coy Damon, Kyn Wilson, Dale Dietz, and Keith Frost.

Honorary pallbearers were Larry Noblett, Milt Stratton, Doug Duvall, Arie Green and grandsons.

Hardena Shurley

Hardena Shurley, 90, of Clarksville died Thursday, April 16, 2009, at Clarksville Health and Rehabilitation.

She was a native of Yale, daughter of the late George and Amanda Lane Whorton, widow of William Frank Shurley, Methodist, and preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel Roberts, Helena Mathis, and Mable Casey; and one brother, Virgil Whorton.

She is survived by one sister, Pearl Dunn of Edmond, Okla.;  and several nieces and nephews including Raymond Casey of Odessa, Texas, Harrold Roberts of Pasadena, Texas, Charles Roberts of Edmond, Okla., and Elaine Smith of Las Vegas, Nev.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, April 20, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Kent Cecil, Clyde Patterson, Raymond Patterson, Ronnie Funderburg, Don Chappell, and Chris Chappell.

Honorary pallbearer was John Howell.

Ina Mathews

Graveside services and burial for Ina Mathews, 71, of Ozark, who died Sunday, April 12, 2009, in Fort Smith, were at 2 p.m. Friday, April 17, at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville with Rev. Ron Clark officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

She was a native of LaFeria, Texas, daughter of the late Joseph and Zelma Cochran Unland, widow of Junior Glen Mathews, and preceded in death by one sister, Doris Herrington; and one brother, Joseph Unland.

Survivors include four daughters, Sheri Hoff of Minneapolis, Minn., Teri Bilbe of Corpus Christi, Texas, Beth Stafford of California, and Janet Parker of Tennessee; four stepsons, Steve Mathews of Ozark, Mike Mathews of Clarksville, David Mathews of Pattensburg, Mo., and James Mathews of Perry, Okla.; one sister, Kathy Keener of Rosharon, Texas; two brothers, Dennis Unland of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Richard Aulds of Tennessee; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Leroy A. Lukins II

Leroy Albert Lukins II, 35, of Liberty Mounds, Okla., died April 11, 2009, in Clarksville from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

He was a native of Forrest City, son of the late Leroy Lukins, plumber employed by All-American Plumbing, little league coach, Christian, and was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence.

Survivors include his wife, Karla Beth Askins Lukins; two sons Tylor C. Lukins of Clarksville and Jordan Ryan of the home; one stepson, Tyler Gattis of the home; mother, Janet Harmon of Clarksville; one sister, Glenda Lukins of Clarksville; one brother, Cecil Lukins of Clarksville; two sisters-in-law, Angel Askins of Tulsa, Okla., and Kay Hibbs of Subiaco; and one brother-in-law, Ronnie Askins of Subiaco.

Funeral was Tuesday, April 14, at Jubilee Worship Center in Tulsa, Okla. The body was cremated under the direction of Midtown Chapel in Tulsa, Okla.

 Mary I. Volentine

Mary Irene Volentine, 95, of Clarksville died Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at her home.

She was a native of Webb City, daughter of the late Lee Preston and Francis Amanda Brown Price, widow of William Travis Volentine, member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarksville and a Mustard Seed volunteer, and preceded in death by one son, Carroll Dean Volentine and wife, Jo Ann; one brother, Marvin Price; and one sister, Frances Wayne Price.

She is survived by two sisters, Ellen Sharp of Charleston and Oma Lee Armstrong of Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Joe Dean and wife, Marjorie Valentine of Kingsport, Tenn., and Mary Louise and husband, Clay Freels, and Bobbie Jean Dyer, all of Knoxville, Tenn.; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Mattie Mozelle Atkins

Mattie Mozelle Atkins, 83, of Ozone died Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at her home.

She was a native of Ozone, daughter of the late Jack and Lillian (Bump) Melson, retired school cook, member of Ozone Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Turner; and four brothers, Paul, Elzie, C. W. and Virgil Melson.

Survivors include her husband, Ollen Atkins; two sons, Jerry Atkins of Ozone and Jesse Atkins of Paso Robles, Calif.; two brothers, Doyle Melson of Clarksville and Eugene Melson of Ozone; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Ozone Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Sawyer officiating.

Burial was in Mt. Airy Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were David Melson, Rickey Melson, Mike Melson, Steve Melson, Matthew Atkins, and Dejuan  Turner.

Honorary pallbearers were Wesley Kendrick, Darren Turner and Randall Atkins.

William Carroll Bumpers

William Carroll Bumpers died in Phoenix, Arizona on April 13, 2009. He was born November 17, 1921 to the late W. R. and Lattie Jones Bumpers in Charleston, Arkansas, where he graduated from high school and was valedictorian of his class.

He was the husband of Catherine Rogers Bumpers, a native of Clarksville, Arkansas, and the father of Bruce Bumpers, who predeceased him, Dr. Paula Bumpers, a veterinarian in Denver, Colorado, and Donna Bumpers Kelly (Chris), who resides in Phoenix. He was the brother of former Arkansas Governor and U. S. Senator Dale Bumpers, and the late Margaret Ware Kahliff, founder of a vending company based in Ohio and later a member of the board of U. S. Export-Import Bank.

Carroll graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1943 and went into the U. S. Army, where he served for three years, much of it in the European Theater. He returned to the University of Arkansas, where he received a Masters Degree, and then attended Harvard Law School and graduated in 1951 with an LLB degree. He then joined the legal staff of Standard Oil of California, and from there successively went to several large leasing firms. He moved to Phoenix with his family in 1972 and was President of Greyhound Leasing and Finance Corp. He then became a group Vice President of the Dial Corp. and retired while at FINOVA.

Carroll served on the Advisory Board of the First Commercial Bank in Little Rock, AR for several years. He was an active and long-time member of the Phoenix First United Methodist Church where a memorial service was held on Monday, April 20, at 2 p.m.

(Paid Obituary)

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