April 07, 2021

12/23/2009

Larry Eugene Bates


Larry Eugene Bates, 61, of Lamar died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at Russellville.

He was a mechanic and son of the late Ross E. Bates and Elizabeth Miller.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Shirley Sue Bates; one daughter, Annisa Berg and husband, Alan, of Scranton; two sons, Danny Bates and wife, Angie, of Lamar and Tracy Bates and wife, Denise, of Hartman; three sisters, Anita Mooney and husband, Lawrence, of Knoxville, June Lampkin and husband, David, of Longview, Texas, and Betty Mize of Lamar; two brothers, Roger Bates and Mike Bates and wife, Regina, all of Lamar; and seven grandchildren, Ricky and Jacob Bates of Lamar, Brandon and Nathan Berg of Scranton, and Alex Arbaugh, Kelsie Yocher, and Bo Allen Bates of Hartman.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Allen officiating. Burial will be in Holman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Miller, Bo Miller, Lawrence Mooney, Paul Holt, Terry Miller, and Tommy Delgado.

Fayne P. Blackard


Fayne Parker Blackard, 86, of Clarksville died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Clarksville, widow of Ed Noel Blackard, member of the First United Methodist Church since the age of 12, member and pianist of Friendship Sunday school class, member of United Methodist Church Women’s Circle, former employee of Hilton Motor Company for six years, former leader of the Girl Scouts and worked with Rainbow Girls. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carrie Wilson; one brother, George Joel Parker; and one sister, Eulala Thiesson.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Vernon Bryan of Tucson, Ariz., and Cheryl and Ronnie Coffman of Russellville; son-in-law, Stephen Wilson of Satellite Beach, Fla.; one sister, Earladean Davis of Ozark; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Private funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating. Private burial will be at Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Geisler, Harold Johnson, Bob Blackard, Pat Blackard, C. O. Blackard, and Michael Buck.

Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 904 Autumn Road, Suite 500, Little Rock, AR 72211 or Gideons, P. O. Box 243, Clarksville, AR 72830.

David Clark Davis

David Clark Davis, 80, of Knoxville died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired teacher having taught at Dunbar Junior High in Little Rock, son of the late Willie (W.C.) and Velma Smith Davis, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Warner S. Davis and Paul M. Davis.

He is survived by one sister, Jean Dill and husband, Steve, of Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, Robert J. Davis and wife, Sue, of Knoxville; eight grandchildren, Mary Michelle Johnson, Steven Francis Keville Jr. and Nicholas Robert Keville, all of Knoxville, Julie Ann Cody of Morrilton, and Timothy William O’Connor, Andie Lynn Johnson, Destiny Dawn Keville and Brandy Lynn Ham, all of Clarksville; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at Oakwood Cemetery in Paris with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Calvin J. Ball

Calvin J. Ball, 74, of Ozark, father of Donnie Ball of Coal Hill, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, in Ozark.

He was born at Patrick in Madison County, son of the late Elvis Marion and Nellie Hall Ball, retired concrete finisher, and was preceded in death by one brother, Jasper Ball.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Mathie Ball; one daughter, Lisa M. Nordin of Klamath Falls, Ore.; three other sons, Calvin Edward, Bobby and Elvis James Ball, all of Ozark; two sisters, Shirley Ricketts of Alix and Mary Mae Thomas of Paris; one brother, Chester Ball of Paola, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Ted Darling officiating. Burial was in Ledbetter Cemetery at Combs.

Pallbearers were James Ricketts, Ronnie Collins, Roger Young, Rick Nordin, Tony Thomas, and Bryan McKenna.

Paul Edward Martinez

Paul Edward Martinez, 36, of Pettigrew died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident on Johnson County Road 5099 approximately 5.5 miles from Oark.

He was a native of Houston, Texas, graduate of Oark High School, attended Culinary College in West Virginia, employee of Oark General Store and member of the Oark Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Evita Martinez; three daughters, Chloe Martinez and Eerie Allen, both of Pettigrew, and Khamillian Allen of Bentonville; one son, Nathaniel Scribbner of Knoxville; parents, Jesse Martinez Jr. and Nadine Martinez of Pettigrew; grandparent, Manora Martinez of Clarksville; aunt, Polly Contreras of Clarksville; nephew, Aaron Robert Brown of Clarksville; one brother, Robert Lee Brown Jr. of Clarksville; and two grandchildren, Bradley James Jackson Jr. and Regan Joy Jackson, both of Bentonville.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at CR 5099 near home at Checkerboard.

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

Hazel Mae Williams

Hazel Mae Williams, 94, of Clarksville went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at Johnson Regional Medical Center. She was born August 19, 1915 in the Rowell Community, the daughter of the late Idell and Addie Bell Roberts Reeves. Mrs. Williams attended Rowell and Kelso public schools. She made her home in Dermott, McGehee and Pine Bluff until 2005, when she moved with her family to Clarksville. Mrs. Williams was a charter member of First Assembly of God Church in Pine Bluff, and was very active in the church. She was also active with the contact telephone ministries in Pine Bluff.  Mrs. Williams was a retired nurse, homemaker, Loving Mother and Grandmother. She is the widow of J.C. Williams, whom she married April 17, 1937. Mrs. Williams was also preceded in death by two sons, Roy Williams and Charles Williams.

Mrs. Williams is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, David Williams of Clarksville, Jimmy and Marylyn Williams of Fayetteville; one daughter, Mary Kesterson of Clarksville; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Williams of Benton; six grandchildren and spouses, Stephen and Linda Williams of Pine Bluff, Tony Williams of San Francisco, Alisa Williams of Fayetteville, Kevin and Yesi Kesterson of Clarksville, Pam and Bill West of Hot Springs, Kim and John Reed of White Hall; seven great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 21, 2009 at Buie Funeral Home Chapel in Rison with Reverend Joina Smith officiating.  Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Buie Funeral Home of Rison (870) 325-6216. Online condolences at   www.buiefuneralhome.com.

(Paid Obituary)

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