April 07, 2021

9/30/2009

David Kenneth Higby

David Kenneth Higby, 74, of Lamar died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at his home.

He was a native of Hickeytown Community, son of the late James Martin and Edith Mae Blackard Higby, retired from the U. S. Military, and was preceded in death by one sister, Clemmie Jo Higby; and two brothers, James Everett Higby and Ervin Leon Higby.

Survivors include his wife, Berniece Meimerstorf Higby; two daughters, Cindy Geels of Lamar and Diana Vaught of Clarksville; one son, David Don Higby of Rogers; one sister, Vonda Lamb of Wanette, Okla.; three brothers, Rhuel Douglas Higby of Russellville, George Allen Higby of Hunt, and Robert Earl Higby of Antlers, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Sowells officiating. Burial was in Hickeytown Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Joe McCarley Jr., Leon Meimerstorf, Robert Petersen, Tim Smith, Donald Lamb, and James Ray Higby.

Honorary pallbearers were Joe McCarley Sr., John Rice, Daniel Rice, and Jim Dahlem.

Eugene G. Flisher

Eugene G. Flisher, 75, of Hartman died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at his home.

He was a native of Grand River, Iowa, son of the late Albert and Goldie Downey Flisher, Army veteran, and member of West Park Baptist Church in Ozark.

He is survived by two daughters, Lesa Harrington and husband, Mark, of Owasso, Okla., and Monica Dovel and husband, Rick, of Waukee, Iowa; one son, Robert Flisher and wife, Christy, of Des Moines, Iowa; two sisters, Betty Fitzgerald and Donna Smith, both of Des Moines, Iowa; one brother, Don Flisher of Des Moines, Iowa; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at West Park Baptist Church in Ozark with Rev. Troy Vaughn officiating.

Burial was Monday, Sept; 28, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Gary Levels


Gary Lyn Levels, 56, of Dardanelle died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs.

He was a native of Danville, son of the late Chelsa Level, and was preceded in death by his grandparents, David and Sallie Level; and one brother, Austin Level.

Survivors include a son, Michael Levels of Clarksville; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Virginia Frost of Centerville and Louise and Leroy Davis of Clarksville; one brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Becky Level of Danville; two granddaughters, Kaitlyn Levels of Alexandria, La., and Gracie Levels of Clarksville; and several nieces and nephews.

A private burial was Monday, Sept. 21, at Brearley Cemetery.

A graveside memorial service was held at noon Saturday, Sept. 26, at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements were under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle.

Hal David Spencer


Hal David Spencer, 56, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at his home.

He was a retired school teacher, of the Christian Faith and preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Spencer.

He is survived by three daughters, Cassandra Spencer of San Diego, Calif., Elizabeth Spencer of Rosamond, Calif., and Ariel Spencer of Clarksville; parents, Tony and Edna Ramirez of Knoxville; four sisters, Donna Nunn and Diane Harkema, both of Greenwood, Denise Townsend of Nevada, and Debbie Lane of Texas; one brother, Robert E. Spencer of Nevada; and one grandchild, Trinity Porter of Rosamond, Calif.

Funeral was at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Sanders officiating. The body will be cremated.

Kenneth Leon Crabtree

Kenneth Leon Crabtree, 88, of Coal Hill died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at Mercy Hospital-Turner Memorial in Ozark.

He was a native of Coal Hill, son of the late Robert Ernest and Vian Evans Crabtree, World War II Army veteran, prisoner of war on Salvo Island in the Pacific, member of the Free Jesus Name Church at Coal Hill, and was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth David Crabtree; one daughter, Jeannie K. Knight; one sister, Reba Favre; and four brothers, Arlice, Frank, Bill and Andy Crabtree.

He is survived by one daughter, Bobbi Lou Burhem of Detroit, Mich.; two sons, Stephen Crabtree of Coal Hill and Ronald Bokosky of Laton, Calif.; one sister, Micki Hart of Shirley; one brother, Bernard Crabtree of Clarksville; two sisters-in-law, Pauline Hatchett Mayfield of Clarksville and Melva Hanson of Coal Hill; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The body was cremated. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Marie Bohannon

Marie Bohannon, 87, of Van Buren, formerly of Clarksville, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Alma Health and Rehab.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Tommy and Martha Hardgrave Williams, graduate of Clarksville High School, retired beautician, member of Oakland Street Church in Clarksville, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Dana Bea Bohannon; one sister, Bea Duey; and two brothers, Cecil Williams and Rueben Williams.

Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Buddie Bohannon; two daughters, Romona Kendrick and husband, Paul, and Sandra Bullard and husband, James, all of Alma; four grandchildren, Paula Kromberg of Rogers, Karl Bullard of Alma, Scott Kendrick of Tuttle, Okla., and Blake Kendrick of Fort Smith; and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville with Rev. Larry Farris officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Ronnie Wayne Patterson

Ronnie Wayne Patterson, 52, of Russellville died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Oark, son of the late Gussie and Eula Maye Stewart Patterson, an employee of CenturyTel in Springfield, Colo., and preceded in death by one brother, James Patterson.

Survivors include his companion, Vicki Stobaugh of Russellville; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy and Pearl Patterson of Leslie, Lonnie and Jackie Patterson of Evansville, Larry and Kathy Patterson of Ozark, and Phillip and Mary Patterson of Alma; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Jack Pritchard of Mulberry, Ruby and Gordon Bradshaw and Frankie and Eddie Smith, all of Greenland, Reabertia and Bob Wilbourne of West Point, Miss., Phyllis and Larry Miller of Leon, Okla., and Brenda and Jerry Winton of Pocola, Okla.; numerous nephews and nieces; one daughter, Paula, of Ozark; and one grandchild, Ramsey, of Ozark.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at Shinn Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville with Rev. Jay Ham officiating. Burial was in Batson Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Rick Harrell, Wallace McCulley, Emmitt Barnes, Chuck Stuckey, Lee Schwartz, Donald Bentley, John Jacobs and Tim Arnold.

Memorials may be made to the Batson Baptist Church, Box 4920 CR 4160, Oark, AR 72852 or Eternity Outdoors, 531 Old Post Road, Russellville, AR 72802.

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