April 07, 2021

8/5/2009

Billy Ray Anderson

Billy Ray Anderson, 71, of Dover, father of Monica Cameron of Clarksville, died Friday, July 24, 2009, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was a native of Russellville, son of the late Leonard and Eathel Williams Anderson, and was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Pauline Anderson; one other daughter, Renee Nelson and husband, Eddie, of Dover; one son, Billy B. Anderson and wife, Kim, of Dover; four grandsons, William Brian Anderson and wife Jill, Zachary Lee Anderson, Bradley Wayne Nelson and Justin Wade Anderson; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Inez Bramblett and Jackie May; and one brother, Havis Anderson.

Arrangements were under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.

Gary Bailey

Gary W. Bailey, 62, of Russellville, whose son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Amanda Bailey, reside in Clarksville, died Sunday, July 26, 2009, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

He was a son of the late W.T. and Luveda Carrington Bailey, native of Hollywood, Mo., employee of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, member of the Baptist faith, and was preceded in death by one son, Gary Wayne Bailey Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years,  Marie Bailey; two other sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Melissa Bailey of Richmond, Maine, and Tim and Jessica Bailey of Russellville; eight grandchildren, Gary III, Tyler, Andrew, Andrea, Olivia, Connor and Kevin II; and six siblings, Bobby Dale Bailey, Mary Louise Henson, Edna Ruth Accord, Charles Bailey, Kathleen Bailey, and Nancye Wilkins.

Funeral was at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, at Humphrey Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Ron Kauffman officiating. Burial was at Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville.

Henry Duvall


Henry Ellis Duvall, 41, of Russellville died Tuesday, July 28, 2009, from injuries sustained in an 18-wheeler accident in Cleburne County approximately six miles west of Pangburn.

He was a native of in Dardanelle, truck driver for Arkansas Energy Services, and was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Lee Duvall; and grandparents, T. F. and Ora Duvall, and Henry and Johnnie Proctor.

Survivors include two children, Kristina Duvall and Kendall Duvall of Knoxville; foster son, Thomas Norman of Kansas; mother and stepfather, Nettie Azile and Henry Clark of Pelsor; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Ed and Julia Duvall of Russellville, Wayne and Mona Duvall and Andy Duvall, all of Pelsor and Larry Segur of Clarksville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m., Friday, July 31, at Round Rock Community Church with Rev. J. C. Kinder and Rev. Charles Hefley officiating.

Burial was at Goates Cemetery  under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service.
Pallbearers were Chris Duvall, Michael Duvall, Dustin Duvall, Dalton Duvall, Lonnie Kinder and John Reams.

J. T. Collins

J. T. Collins, 77, of Springdale, formerly of Clarksville, died Monday, July 27, 2009, in Springdale.

He was a native of Friendship, son of the late James Tandy and Helen Ross Collins, employee of Ouachita Marine, and was of Southern Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Amanda Collins; and one brother, James Collins.

Survivors include his wife, Mae Collins; two sons, James Troy Collins and wife, Ann, of Clarkedale and Robert Tandy Collins and wife, Leslie, of Lowell; one daughter, Brenda Reynolds and husband, Dwain, of Ozark; two brothers, Edgar Collins of Arkadelphia and Truman Collins of Curtis; five sisters, Bernice Glasscock of Benton, Carolyn Carter of Searcy, Corrine Clay of Hot Springs, and Jean Parker and Linda Dugan, both of Keo; and four grandchildren, Jeremy, Tiffany, Tyler and Victoria Collins.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, in Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel in Arkadelphia with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers were Carlous Murch, Matthew Murch, Scott Dean, David Collins, Edgar Collins Jr., and Phillip Carter.

Honorary pallbearers were Jeff and Steve Milner and Brandon Reynolds.

Mazelle Green

Mazelle Green, 62, of Clarksville died Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at her home.

She was a native of Blytheville, daughter of the late Samuel Allen and Jeffie Ernestine Williams McRae, member of Stillwell Baptist Church, and a 17-year employee of Wal-Mart.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Ray Green; two sons, Scott Green and wife, Susie, and Brent Green, all of Knoxville; one brother, Allen Harold McRae of Osceola; and two grandchildren, Elijah Green of Knoxville and Carson Green of Russellville.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Goodman officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Sean West, David Hawkins, Steve Woodard, J. T. Woodard, John Daniels and John Roughley.

Honorary pallbearers were Roy Huntsman and Chris Sinor.

Patsy Rains


Patsy Rains, 58, of Clarksville died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, at her home.

She was born March 17, 1951, in Belen, N. M.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond A. and Marie M. Shane Jones.

Survivors include her husband, William E. Rains; two daughters, Sheryl Yates and husband, Kenny, of Clarksville and Victoria Waldrop and husband, Tim, of Alma;  two sons, Billy Gladwell and wife, Sandy, of Salus and Gary Cornett and partner, Steve Culley, of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Janell Goodman of Tuscan, Ariz.; two brothers, John L. Jones and wife, Karen, of Miami, Ariz., and Raymond Jones Jr. and wife, Lorine, of Lamar; four grandchildren, Logan, Dylan, Justin and Austin; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Carey officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Billy Gladwell, Logan Gladwell, Dylan Gladwell, Gary Cornett, Justin Waldrop and Austin Waldrop.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Goodman, Danny Jones, and Tim Waldrop.

Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug, 5, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

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Pete Vorster


Pete Vorster, 55, of Dardanelle, Arkansas died Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at his home in Dardanelle, Arkansas. He was born September 7, 1953, in Paris, Arkansas to his parents, William Vorster and Anna (Rotert) Vorster Furstenberg.

He was a member of the Catholic Knights since 1954 serving on the National Board of Directors. He was a national board member since July 2005. He previously served as branch president, treasurer, vice president and secretary as well as president and treasurer of the Catholic Knights state office. In the community, he serves as a Eucharistic minister, usher and server for his church. He also coached his daughter’s softball team and is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He had been employed as an auditor with the Division of Legislative Audit for the state of Arkansas for 22 years and is a Certified Public Accountant.

He is preceded in death by his father, William A. Vorster; one brother, Ben Vorster; and one sister, Kathy Vorster.

Pete is survived by his wife, Donna Carol Ragsdale Vorster; a son, William Vorster and a daughter, Laura Vorster, of the home; mother and stepfather, Anna (Vorster) and Adrian Furstenberg of Subiaco, AR; one brother, David Vorster of Subiaco; two sisters, Debra Vorster of Subiaco and Joan Stone and husband, Howard, of Nashville, Tenn; and numerous other family and friends.

Rosary was at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2009, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Subiaco, AR.

Mass was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Subiaco, AR. The body will be cremated under the direction of Roller Funeral Home-Paris. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes. com

Memorials may be made to St. Scholastica Monastery, P. O. Box 3489, Ft. Smith, AR 72913-3489 and Hospice at Yell County Health Dept., 719 N. 5th St., Dardanelle, AR 72834.

Pallbearers were Larry Holman, Darrel Wheeler, Gary Eveld, Justin Robertson, Sam Forst and John Willems.

Honorary pallbearers were Bill and Martha Hegeman, Carol Trusty, Legislative Audit, Catholic Knights, and Larry Ewing.

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Ernest Lee Caldwell


Ernest Lee Caldwell, 80, of Clarksville, died Monday, July 27, 2009, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.  He was born in Tuttle, Oklahoma on January 26, 1929, to the late Mary and Marion Caldwell.  He grew up in Sanger, California before moving to Clarksville in 1959.  His family farmed raising cattle and chickens while operating the Gulf Station on Rogers and Main during the 1960s.  Later he ran the Deep Rock and Gulf Station at exit 55, during the opening of I-40.  He also hauled coal for Peabody Coal Co. before retiring in 1975.  He was a member of the Clarksville Seventh Day Adventist Church.


He is preceded in his death by two sisters, Juanita Ray and Katheryn Caldwell; three brothers, Russell, Wayne, and James Caldwell; and a grandson, Jonathan Caldwell.


He is survived by six sons, Dale Caldwell and his wife, Anita, of Clarksville, Arkansas Duane Caldwell and his wife, Cheryl, of Clarksville, Arkansas, Doyle Caldwell and his wife, Dona, of Sheridan, Arkansas, Darrell Caldwell and his wife, Anita, of Paris, Tennessee, David Caldwell and his wife, Karen, of Anderson, South Carolina, and Dean Caldwell of Carthage, Missouri; four sisters, Pansy Phillips, Iness Wyrick, and Ester Stanley, all of California, and Margaret Voels of Minnesota; one brother, Donald Caldwell of Lamar, Arkansas; thirteen grandchildren; and seventeen great grandchildren.


The family received friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, July 30, 2009.  The funeral service was at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 31, 2009, at the Roller-Cox Funeral Chapel, in Clarksville, with Carl Holland and Ray Rogers officiating.  Burial followed in the Oakland Cemetery, in Clarksville.


Active Pallbearers were sons, Darrell, Dale, Doyle, David, Duane, and Dean.


Honorary Pallbearers were John West, Mike Mierop, Sam James, Scotty Bishop, David Handley, Gary Ledford, and Steve Fetters.

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