Art N. Cline, 85, of Hartman passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2009, in Fort Smith.
He was born in Hartman and went to school there. After graduation, he started his career in the Army and proudly served his country for 30 years, retiring as a Sergeant Major. During his enlistment, he was a veteran of World War II, Vietnam and Korea. He served numerous tours of duty overseas including Japan, Aleutian Islands and Germany, just to name a few. He received an honorable discharge and was awarded several medals and honors including two Bronze Service Stars, WWII Victory Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal & eight Good Conduct Medals, Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal.
After retirement, he worked for a local manufacturing company before becoming a rural postal mail carrier in the Hartman community, while also raising livestock. He was also the caretaker of West Mount Zion Cemetery for many years. He took great pride in his hometown cemetery, donating his time, services and money to its upkeep and beautification. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to his friends and neighbors and would often contribute to causes without anyone, outside of his immediate family, knowing about this. He enjoyed reading books and newspapers, keeping up to date on current events and watching sports on TV, especially the Razorbacks.
Art was preceded in death by his wife, Maria (Bayer) Cline of Reid, Germany, and his parents, Edwin Cline and Vera (Baskin) Cline, both of Hartman.
He is survived by three loving daughters, Roswitha Cline of Fort Smith, Sylvia Dixon and her husband, Ted, of Hilo, Hawaii and Brenda Fillmore and her husband, Ron, of Fowler, Colorado; two granddaughters, Keeley and Raina Fillmore of Fowler, Colorado; one brother, Oscar (Snooks) Cline of Hartman; and a host of beloved friends.
Memorial services will be held at West Mount Zion Methodist Church in Hartman at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 14, with Rev. Burnett King officiating under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia with full military honors conducted by the Army.
Pallbearers will be Ed Wewers, Steve Stephan, Ben F. Hardgrave, Ben A. Hardgrave, Joe Fowler, and John (Catfish) Rogers.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his honor be made to the St. Edward Mercy Medical Center: Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care, P. O. Box 17000, Fort Smith, AR 72917-7000.
Ashley Rebecca Holland, 14, of Lamar died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.
She was a home school student and member of Lee’s Chapel Assembly of God Church, Piney Creek Squirrel Hunters, Arkansas Squirrel Hunters, and Original Mountain Cur Breeders Association.
Survivors include her parents, Dewayne and Cindy Harris Holland of Lamar; one brother, Daniel Holland of Lamar; and grandparents, Bill and Joyce Harris of Dover, George Holland of Clarksville and the late Susan Holland.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Lee’s Chapel Assembly of God Church with Rev. Dewayne Holland and Rev. Robert Boen officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers will be James Bernard, Daniel Holland, Justin Hale, Jason Freeman, Kaleb Watson, and Ethan Holt.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Teen Class of Lee’s Chapel Assembly of God Church.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Cathy (C. J.) McAteer, 67, of Clarksville died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.
She was a native of Magnolia, daughter of the late Paul W. and Eunice Dodson Sanders, widow of Cloys McAteer, former resident of Camden, member of First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville, and receptionist at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Survivors include one son, Todd McAteer and wife, Cathy, of Clarksville; one sister, Angela Reaves and husband, Robert, of Joplin, Mo.; one brother, Paul Wayne Sanders and wife, Faye, of Mount Ida; two grandchildren, Katelynn and Kinley McAteer of Clarksville; and special friend, Amos Pledger.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Vernon Bass, Charles Simpson, Joe Morell and Greg Sanders officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Ebenezer Cemetery in Bluff City under the direction of Proctor Funeral Home of Camden.
Pallbearers include Bailey Pledger, Paul Pledger, Gene Bentz, Chuck Merritt, Ronnie Ashlock, Robert Reaves, Daniel Thomasson, and Jimmy Crain.
Memorials may be made to Libby Road Missionary Baptist Mission Land Fund, c/o First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, P. O. Box 589, Clarksville, AR 72830.
Estelle Doss Porter, 91, of Alma died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at Alma Healthcare and Rehab Center in Alma.
She was a native of Bethlehem, former resident of Clarksville, daughter of the late Daniel and Bell Gould, attended Clarksville Church of Christ, and was preceded in death by husbands, Idus Doss and Joe Porter; one granddaughter; five brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include one daughter, Earlene Domerese and husband, Clarence, of Van Buren; one son, Don Doss and wife, Betsy, of Van Buren; one stepson, Alvin Porter of Seymour, Tenn.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the Coal Hill Cemetery with John Ballard officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.Ruth Marie Harris, 82, of Lamar died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Harmony, daughter of the late Marion and Elizabeth Sisco Buchanan, widow of Clyde Harris, and member of the Lighthouse Christian Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Doss of Springdale; one son, Leroy Harris of Lamar; one sister, Amanda Hatfield of Fresno, Calif.; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery with Rev. Bill Hickman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Roy Lee Harris, Shawn Harris, Kenneth Reinholtz, Harold Don Bowen, Will Pizzotti, David Fowler, and Curtis Doss.