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8/19/2009

Barbara Humerickhouse


Barbara Jean Humerickhouse, 60, of Piney Bay died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, at her home.

She was born in Chapel Hill, N. C., daughter of the late John W. McReynolds, widow of Harold Humerickhouse, national merit scholar in Nevada, Mo., and member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Hilary Kemp and husband, Travis, of Lamar; three sons, Nick Humerickhouse of Miami, Fla., Dominic Humerickhouse of Rhode Island, and Dr. Edward Humerickhouse and wife, Leah, of Roanoke, Va.; mother, Mary Jane Roden of Nevada, Mo.; five sisters, Brooke McReynolds of Queensland, Australia, Betsy Litten and husband, David, of Nevada, Mo., Alice McReynolds of Palm Springs, Calif., Rebecca McReynolds of Tucson, Ariz., and Louise McReynolds of Chapel Hill, N. C.; three brothers, Mike McReynolds and wife, Ginger, of Fort Worth, Texas, Doug McReynolds and wife, Tamara, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chris McReynolds and wife, Liz, of Morristown, N. J.; one brother-in-law, Don Humerickhouse and wife, Debra, of Palmetto, Fla.; two grandchildren, Kaleb Humerickhouse and Rachel Kemp; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosary service and funeral mass were at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father William Wewers officiating.

The body was cremated.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Kim Mortenson, Gene Leeds, Jack Edwards, Tim Kajdan, Dan Cogan, and Gene Raible.

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

Emma Dell Leeds

Emma Dell Leeds, 84, of Clarksville died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late William and Ethel Jacobs Bean, widow of Robert Leeds, member of East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist Church and Mt. Vernon Extension Homemakers Club, and was preceded in death by one son, Neil Leeds; one sister, Eula Moyer; two brothers, Orland Bean and Quinton Bean; and two half-brothers, Otis and Athol Bean.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at  Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Paul Anderson, Jim Damon, Carl Jones, Robert King, Danny Leeds, and D. J. Turner.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Stillwell Cemetery, and/or Lone Pine Cemetery.

Helen Moore

Helen R. Moore, 74, of Dover, grandmother of Lea Stain of Clarksville, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.

She was a native of Tulsa, Okla., daughter of the late John Daniel and Nola Mae Curry Bruce, widow of David Lemley Moore, graduate of Dover High School, and was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby E. Bruce; and one sister, Mary Evelyn Hartzell.

She is survived by one son, David Bruce Moore of Dover; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and John Nordin of Dover, Leslie Ruth Moore of Siloam Springs, and Lisa and Cory Cox of Dallas, Texas; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Clara Jewell Bruce of Apache, Okla.; three other grandchildren, Kevin Nordin and wife, Kristen, of Dover, Somer Moore of Dardanelle, and Holly Humphreys of Fort Smith; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will conduct a private graveside memorial service at a later date.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Judy Murphy, 126 Lakeview Circle, Russellville, AR 72802.

Kenneth Covington


Kenneth Covington, 91, of Lucas, Texas, died Wednesday, July 29, 2009.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Herbert D. and Lula Reynolds Covington, served in the U. S. Army and National Guard, employee of Continental Bakery Company, Langendorf Baking Company and Pisano French Bread, all in San Francisco, Calif., plant manager for Wonder Bread and Hostess Cake in Seattle, Wash., member of the Masonic Lodge in San Francisco, Calif., and the First United Methodist Church of Allen, Texas, and upon retiring was a bus driver for several years in the Allen Independent School District where he was awarded a lifetime membership to the PTA. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Kenny; and one brother, Del.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Lewis Covington; one son, Jack Covington and wife, Audrey, of Lucas, Texas; one daughter, Deanna Tonks and husband, Larry, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Lisa White of Virginia, Eden Jamison of Portland, Ore., Krista Hatley of Johnson City, Tenn., Eric Covington of Wylie, Texas, and David Telfer of  Reno, Nev.; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Monday, Aug. 3, at the First United Methodist Church of Allen, Texas, with Rev. Brian McPherson and Rev. June Franck officiating.

Burial was in Fitzhugh Cemetery in Lucas, Texas.

Pallbearers were Eric Covington, Bob Dillon, Carson Everett, Ed Powell, John Smith and Gary White.

Memorials may be made to Allen Community Outreach, 301 West Boyd, Suite A, Allen, TX 75013.

LaVern Harry White

LaVern Harry White, 72, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

He was a native of Cuttbank, Mont., son of the late Harry and Alma Holman White, retired supervisor of L. A. County Parks and Recreation Heavy Equipment Division, and a Navy veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Sheila Vaughn White; one daughter, Desiree White of Clarksville; three sons, Vernon White of California, Eric White of Colorado, and Kenneth White of Clarksville; one sister, Vera Reynolds of Great Falls, Mont.; three stepchildren, Julie Bustos of California, and Sylvia Fox and Dennis Kimpton, both of Clarksville; and nine grandchildren.

The body will be cremated. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in the National Cemetery at Fort Smith. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Countryside Manor Nursing Home, P. O. Box 579, Lamar, AR 72846.

Robert Phillips

Robert Phillips, 84, of Hartman died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at his home.

He was a native of Hartman, son of the late Robert Lester and Margaret Wilson Phillips, chemist, Mason, and World War II Navy veteran having served on the USS Boston Ship.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Phillips; one daughter, Margaret Doolittle of Wichita, Kan.; two sons, Robert Phillips and wife, Sharree, of Wichita, Kan., and Carl Phillips and wife, Cindy, of Austin, Texas; two grandchildren, Andrew Phillips and Catlin Phillips, both of Wichita, Kan.; one stepgrandchild, Donnie Raymer; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at the Liberty Hill Church with Rev. Orla Larsen officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Hill Church, 280 CR 3081, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Ruth Kendrick

Ruth Kendrick, 81, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at her home.

She was a native of Pottsville, daughter of the late Clyde and Lois Kendrick Roberts, widow of Rev. Raymond Kendrick, graduate of Pottsville High School, member of the First Assembly of God Church, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Joan Caudle; one grandson, Randy Caudle; and one sister, Hazel Pryor.

Survivors include two daughters, Doris McGuire of Marietta, Ga., and Barbara Metz of Pine Bluff;  five sons, Wesley Kendrick of Clarksville, Gary Kendrick of Ohio, George Kendrick of Conway, Paul Kendrick of Alma, and Bill Kendrick of Searcy; one sister, Sybil Cook of Malakoff, Texas; four brothers, Bob Roberts of Springdale, Charles Roberts of Talco, Texas, Fred Roberts of McKinney, Texas, and Earl Roberts of Waxahachie, Texas; 23 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Dade Kindrix officiating.

Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels,  c/o Johnson County Senior Activity Center, 1421 Oakland Street, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Wendell Lee


Wendell Lee, 80, of Clarksville died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at his home.

A native of Hunt, he was a son of the late Ervin and Varnell Pryor Lee, member of the Spadra Baptist Church, retired coal miner and heavy equipment operator with the Johnson County Road Department.

Survivors are his wife, Betty Lee; two daughters, Ava Harrison of Stigler, Okla., and Lou Ann Smith of North Little Rock; two stepdaughters, Terri Carpenter of Port Orchid, Wash., and Sharon Cochran of Clarksville; one stepson, Charles Highlander of Merced, Calif.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Oden officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt.

Active pallbearers will be Rip Teal, David Handley, Larry Brown, Jake Pace, Dale Caldwell, and James Jaggers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Freddie Rood, Randy Lee, Pete Harrison, Mike Smith, Eddie Rood, and Jason Milk.

The visitation will be open.

Frank Whorton

Frank Whorton, 87, of Cheney, Kan., died Aug. 9, 2009, at his home.

He was a native of London,  son of the late Dee and Roxie Ann (Price) Whorton,  U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, retired employee of Boeing after 20 years of service, former 13-year employee of North High School, member of the American Legion, lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, and preceded in death by one brother, Willie B. Whorton; and two sisters, Margaret Hardgrave and Rita Joyce Price.

Survivors include his wife, Athena E. Kiner; four sons, Jerry (Marilyn) Whorton of Russellville; Lynn Whorton of Lumberton, Texas, Roger (Teresa) Whorton of Houston, Texas, and James Whorton of Peck, Kan.; three daughters, Ruby (Dennis) Sowersby of Haysville, Kan., Marcella (Loyce) Heitman of Peck, Kan., and Linda (Randy) Oliver of Cheney, Kan.; three sisters, Sena Bell Parsons of Lamar, Reba Lois Tucker of Russellville and Patsy Carothers of Ft. Worth, Texas; 23 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

Funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Trinity United Christian Church in Cheney, Kan., with Pastor Patrick Nixon officiating.

 Burial was at Fairview Cemetery of Lanterman Funeral Home of Cheney, Kan.

Thomas P. Kennedy


Thomas P. Kennedy, age 60, of Kansas City, MO passed away Sunday August 2, 2009.

Tom was born November 13, 1948, in Oark, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Kizzie Kennedy; sisters, Gladys and Bobbie Sue Kennedy, Dortha Vanover and a brother, Jack Kennedy.

He is survived by three children, Tommie Sue Kennedy, Chris Jensen and Stephen Jensen; longtime girlfriend Jo Driskell; sisters Ione Valdovines, Merle Dinsmore and Loretta Everhart and a brother John Kennedy as well as grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Tom was proud to serve in the U. S. Army stationed in Vietnam where he won three metals for bravery. He was a truck driver and loved working in his beautiful yard. His sense of humor and wonderful smile will truly be missed by all who knew him.

(Paid obituary)

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