Billy Russell Smith, 63, of Clarksville died Sunday, July 12, 2009, at his home.
He was a retired truck driver, Army veteran of the Vietnam War, son of the late Arnold Ruhl and Sybil Imogene Bates Smith, native of Shinston, W. Va., and was preceded in death by one sister, Lola Jane Searfose.
He is survived by two daughters, Summer Lloyd of Kosse, Texas, and Tracy (Sam) Smith of Austin, Texas; and two grandchildren, Sara Lloyd and Tyler Lloyd.
Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Billy James Einert, 78, of Ozone died Monday, July 20, 2009, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Woods Mountain, heavy equipment operator, member of the Ozone Full Gospel Church, son of the late Herman Lee and Verona Officer Einert, and preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Tinsley Einert; and one brother, Loy Einert.
Survivors include his wife, Melinda Gwaltney Einert; one son, James Lee Einert and wife, Cathy, of Ozone; three grandchildren, Aaron Christopher Einert, Benjamin Loyd Einert, and Michelle Elizabeth Einert; and two aunts, Alma Robinson and Viola Carey.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Carey, Aaron Einert and Gary Ledford officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Tim Gwaltney, Kent Carey, John Wayne Wood, Gary Ledford, John Einert Jr. and Johnny Einert III.
Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Bell Sr., Raymond Bell Jr., Mel Gwaltney, Claude Woodward, Johnny Einert Sr., Staylon Einert, Standon Einert, Joe Ray Fields, and the men of the Ozone Full Gospel Church.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Charles Daniel Autio, 82, of Clarksville died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at his home.
He was a native of Iron River, Mich., retired pipeline foreman and construction employee, son of the late Daniel and Anna Jarvi Autio, and preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Milligan Autio; one daughter, Sharon Lynn Warford; and two brothers, Kenneth Roy Autio and Paul David Autio.
Survivors include four daughters, Karen Kathleen Bridgman of Lamar, Linda Starleen Bucsak of Clarksville, Brenda Susan Bridges of Mohamet, Ill., and Gail Elmo Mowrey of Ontario, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, July 17, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Bellevue Cemetery in Ontario, Calif.
Donald Louis (Rip) Miller, 90, of Hartman died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at Clarksville.
He was a retired laborer, Catholic, U. S. Army World War II veteran, native of Twin Bridges, Mont., son of the late Michael and May McLeod Miller, and was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Merie Morris Miller; two sons, Earl Dean Ingram and Tommy Lou Bridges; and one great-grandson, Malachi McDaniel.
Survivors include one son, Duel Miller and wife, Judy, of Hartman; eight grandchildren, Jason, Sean and Sabrina Ingram of Austin, Texas, Michelle Ruffaner and husband, Mike, of Nashville, Valerie McDaniels and Jennifer Tillman, both of Clarksville, Stacy Morgan and husband, Buddy, and Allen Holt and wife, Carrie, all of Coal Hill; ten great-grandchildren, James and April Ruffaner, Tristin and Ashton Jinkins, Keaton Miller, Braxton Morgan, Jacob and Bella Holt, and Stormie and Kindra Hart; two sisters-in-law, Mary Hembree and Sharon Trout; and one brother-in-law, Ewell Morris.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Monday, July 20, at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith with Floyd Hern officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.
John H. Zachery, 80, of Hartman died Friday, July 17, 2009, at Clarksville Health and Rehab.
A native of Denning, he was a son of the late John Dillard and Anne Smith Zachery, and an Army veteran of the Korean War where he served as a surgical nurse. He was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy Huff and John Zachery Jr.; and one brother, Jay Zachery.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Morrow Zachery; three daughters, Pat Phillips of San Pablo, Calif., and Barbara Bartlett and Betty Ann Reynolds, both of Coal Hill; two sons, John Zachery of Clarksville and Gary Huff of Missouri; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, July 20, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gerald Morris officiating. Burial was in Hess Cemetery at Coal Hill.
Active pallbearers were Carl Traylor, Don Bartlett, Mike Reynolds, Billy Reynolds, Clyde Traylor, and John Zachery.
Honorary pallbearers were Robert King, Edsel Williams, Dustin Bartlett, Matt Reynolds, and David Shelton.
Tommie Jean O’Hara, 82, of Lamar died Saturday, July 18, 2009, at her home.
She was a native of Greenville, Texas, daughter of the late Clifford and Emma Lee Thompson Whattenbarger, widow of Herman Daniel O’Hara, and was preceded in death by two sons, Michael Dwain O’Hara and Tommy Clifford O’Hara.
Survivors include one daughter, Gay Lynn Sesny and husband, Chuck, of Lamar; and one granddaughter, Brianna Rose of Lamar.
Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville, Texas, with Rev. Randy Grosenbach officiating.
Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice in Russellville.
Nolan Faye Hughes, 76, of Clarksville went to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was the son of the late Ira B. and Nana Bell McCarley Hughes, graduated from Lamar High School, was an employee of Boeing Aircraft of Wichita, Kansas for 19 years; and retired from Greenville Tube after 26 years. While retired he enjoyed gardening, fishing and time with his family.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Nana Mae Hughes; two brothers-in-law, Harold Arlie Williams and Olen E. Freeman; his mother and father-in-law, Clifford H. and Sarah Mae Freeman; two nephews, Roland Lynn and George Quincy Freeman; one niece, Kimberly Sue Freeman Callahan; and one great-nephew, Derek Lee Freeman.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Lenna L. Freeman Hughes; two sons, Gary Nolan Hughes of Hartman and James Lynn Hughes and wife, Jamie, of Hartman; one daughter, Cynthia Diane McAlister and son-in-law, Everett Ray McAlister of Clarksville; two brothers, Charles Ray Hughes and Ira Bill Hughes and one sister, Jo Ann Williams, all of Knoxville.
He was the proud grandfather (Papa—Papaw) of four granddaughters, Katrina Page and husband, Michael, Nacole Case and husband, Levi, and Jatia Jones, all of Clarksville and Thailer Hughes of Hartman.
He was a devoted great-grandfather to four great-grandsons, Derris E. Page, Easton Case, Chance M. Dougan, and Braeden R. Gilley.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Minniear officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, July 17, from 7-8 p.m.
Active pallbearers were Levi Case, Michael Page, John Morsund, Harley Freeman, Shawn Hughes, and Jeremy Carpenter.
Honorary pallbearers were Dean Hughes, Bill Hughes, Charles Hughes, Mike Williams, and Steve Williams.