Bettinna Williams Price, 39, of Omaha, whose brother and sister-in-law, Mitchell and Patricia Price, reside in Clarksville, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.
She was a native of Russellville, daughter of the late Jerry Price, member of Living Church of God in Springfield, Mo., employee of Carolina Mills in Branson, Mo., and was preceded in death by grandparents, James and Ruth Gillian, Lewis and Evelyn Boaz, and Raymond Price; and nieces and nephews.
Other survivors include her husband, Wake Williams; mother, Gail Price of Omaha; three sons, Terry Cooper of London, and Justin Cooper and Dakota Williams of Omaha; three daughters, Ashley Cooper of Russellville, and Kayla Cooper and Meagan Price of Omaha; one sister, Gena Ward and husband, Paul, of Green Forest; niece, Keisha Wilson and children of Green Forest; and aunt, Judy Boaz of Omaha.
Celebration of life was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at New Hope Baptist Church in Omaha with Carl Biersborfer officiating.
Burial was in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home of Green Forest.
Elizabeth Adkins Wood Leiter, 98, of San Angelo, Texas, formerly of Clarksville, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010.
She was a native of the Harmony Community, daughter of the late Joe and Sydney Porter Adkins, widow of Lonnie Wood and Kim Leiter, formerly employed as a nurse’s aide at Clarksville Hospital and for various doctors in town prior to becoming a nurse at the University of the Ozarks where she retired after 22 years of service. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville for 40-plus years before moving to San Angelo, Texas, where she joined Glen Meadows Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by one son, John (J.L.) Wood; one daughter, Betty Sue Mack; one granddaughter, Mary Jane Pitts; two sisters, Bernice Hunt and Gladys Miracle; and two brothers, Arlen Adkins and Lee Adkins.
Survivors include two sons, Bobby Joe Wood and wife, Sondra, and Billy Don Wood and wife, Pat; four grandchildren and spouses, Mike (Alice) Wood, Karen (Tony) Varnell, Carol Peel, and Kenny (Denise) Mack; 10 great-grandchildren, Christina Butler, Jessica and Megan Varnell, Jenny, Jeff, Justin, and Jessica Mack, Barry Peel, Christy Caldwell, and John David Pitts; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, prior to the funeral at 2 p.m. at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksville with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery.
Ellen Lorene Daniel Johnson, 85, of Lamar died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010.
She was retired from raising cattle and as an Avon representative, daughter of the late Seldon and Ada Reynolds Daniel, widow of Dayton Johnson, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Colvin and Ruth Cowell.
She is survived by one daughter, Teressa Shaw of Lamar; two sons, S.D. Colvin and Charles Colvin, both of Lamar; three sisters, Louise Miller of Clarksville, Anna Bruce of Bloomfield, Mo., and Mary Causey of Sikeston, Mo.; one brother, James Daniel of Lamar; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Holman Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Geno Johnston and Rev. Herbert Tilley officiating.
Burial was in Holman Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were Darrell Shaw III, D.J. Shaw, Daniel Shaw, Kenny Colvin, Kevin Colvin, and Aaron Cole.
Honorary pallbearers were Leon Bachus, Marty Wilkins, Donald Wilkins, Steve Crotts, Gary Crotts, Brian Hale, Kevin Colvin II, Matthew Colvin, and Zac Colvin.
Ethelreda Furstenburg Hughes, 78, of Double Springs, Ala., formerly of Clarksville, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at her home.
She was a native of Paris, daughter of the late Frank and Dora Furstenburg, member of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Haleyville, Ala., and was preceded in death by her first husband, Billy Joe Burnett; infant children, Joseph Burnett and Laura Hughes; two sisters, Ann Konert and Juanita Scarpetta; and one brother, Tommy Furstenburg.
Survivors include her husband, James R. Hughes; children and spouses, Teri (Don) Burnett Chavers of Lamar, Mike Burnett of Clarksville, Bill Burnett of Acworth, Ga., Eddy (Kathy) Burnett of Woodruff, S.C., James A. (Tina) Hughes of Summerville, S.C., Janice Hughes of Huntsville, Ala., Mary (Scott Morgan) Hughes Casey of Huntsville, Ala., Debbie (Bentley) Hughes Henderson of Double Springs, Ala., and Diane (Michael) Hughes Watson of Double Springs, Ala.; siblings, Dorothy Favenyesi of Roseville, Mich., Bernice Grist of Paris, Betty Tucker of Fort Smith, Josephine Enzenberger of Palos Park, Ill., and Mary Ellen (Carol Silverthorn) Furstenburg of Oakland Park, Fla., Adrian (Tommy) Furstenburg of Subiaco and Leo (Mildred) Furstenburg of Paris; grandchildren, Jason (Angie) James, Staci Burnett Henry, Justin (Jessica) Burnett, Jamie Hughes, Lauren Hughes, Jon Burnett, Adam Burnett, Stephanie Henderson, Tucker Henderson, Justin (Jill) Watson, Lindsey (Matt) Watson Barbee and Ryan Watson; and great-grandchildren, Eric James, Weston James, Brady James, Ann Leigh Henry, Gavin Thorn, Colin Burnett, Alyssa Barbee, Jade Barbee, and Brayden Watson.
Mass of Christian burial was at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville, Ala., with Father Tim Pfander officiating. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery in Double Springs, Ala.
Shirley Jean McDonald Schober, 71, of Barling, formerly of Lamar, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.
A native of Etowah, she was a daughter of the late Nomer and Bertha Hivley McDonald, retired, member of First Methodist Church of Barling, and was preceded in death by four sisters, Marie Jones, Frances McCallum, June Hall, and Nina Tadlock; and two brothers, Odell McDonald and Cleason McDonald.
She is survived by one daughter, Rhonda Jean Stacks of Norfork; two sons, Randy Delano Roddy of Lavaca and Phillip Wayne Roddy of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Olean Curtright of Osceola; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at Brockwell Tabernacle with Rev. Rick Burke officiating.
Burial was at Violet Hill Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Patricia “Pat” Harvey Webb, 65, passed away on January 23, 2010, at the San Ramon Regional Medical Center in San Ramon, California, surrounded by both family and friends.
Patricia was born August 27, 1944, at home, in the Woodland Community, Johnson County, Arkansas, to St. Elmo and Norma Frances Hudson Harvey.
Patricia graduated from Clarksville High School in 1962 and from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, in 1966, with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing. Upon graduating from College, Patricia was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army Nurse Corps. She served her first year at Fort Ord, California and finished with the 121st Evacuation Hospital in South Korea, leaving the service at the rank of Captain.
Patricia received her Master’s Degree from University of California at San Francisco in 1979 and her Doctorate in Education from the University of San Francisco in 1996.
Patricia worked at the Post Hospitals at Fort Ord, California, and Fort Polk, Louisiana, before moving to California in 1973. Patricia worked for a period of time at the Pittsburg Community Hospital, in Pittsburg, and the Mt. Diablo Hospital in Concord, before receiving a teaching position at Samuel Merritt College of Nursing in Oakland in 1983. Now called Samuel Merritt University, Patricia taught critical care nursing at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Patricia is survived by her three sons, Scott, 31, and his wife Julia, of Santa Barbara, California; Matthew, 27, his wife Michelle, and their son Michael Monroe, of Fort Belvoir, Virginia; David, 27, and his wife Nicole, of Pasadena, California; two sisters: Pauline Harvey Padgett and Shirley Ann Harvey Hicks, of Hot Springs, Arkansas; four brothers: John Leon Harvey, K. P. and his wife Geneva Harvey, Howard Elwin Harvey, and Harold Wayne Harvey; Patricia is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces.
Patricia was a friend, counselor and confidante to many, but above all she was a beautiful person, a loving mother, and a kind sister. Besides her love for teaching at the University of Samuel Merritt, Patricia’s other passions included passing her days reading at home, taking care of her yard, and fussing over her three grown children. Patricia also loved spending as much time as possible with her grandson Michael, receiving pictures and videos of him and updates on the milestones he had achieved.
The family will be holding a Memorial Service at 4:00 PM on Thursday, January 28th, at the First Baptist Church in Benicia, immediately followed by a reception. Memorial contributions will be directed towards a Scholarship fund in Patricia’s honor to be awarded to a qualified clinical student at Samuel Merritt College.Services in Arkansas will be held on Tuesday, February 2nd, at 10:00, a.m., at the Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel followed by burial in the family plot at Shady Grove Cemetery, Clarksville, Johnson County, Arkansas. Reception to follow after services.