June 17, 2021


Betty Jean Kendall

Betty Jean Kendall, 76, of Clarksville died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late Ralph and Lucille Marhoffer Shaffer, widow of Billy Joe (Peanut) Kendall, Baptist, graduate of Mentor High in Ohio, and was a retired school teacher after 31 years of service.

She is survived by two sons, Eddie (Elaine) Kendall and Paul Kendall, all of Clarksville; grandchildren, Cory and Jennifer Kendall, Chad and Sara Kendall, Chris and Vashti Kendall, Alicia and Jeremy Roberts, Heather Kendall, and Tiffany Kendall; and great-grandchildren, Peyton, Shelby, Ethan, Britlyn, Kendall, Connor, and Londyn.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Stillwell Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Eddie Thomas, Johnny Smith, Robert King, Levon Bean, Sidney Hicks, and Willie Pitts.

Honorary pallbearers were Cory, Chad, and Chris Kendall and Jeremy Roberts.

James M. Kicklighter

James Mikel Kicklighter, 55, of Clarksville died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Clarksville Health and Rehab.

He was a native of Savannah, Ga., son of the late Harold Luther Kicklighter, former Tyson Foods and Stapleton Company employee, and Marine Corps veteran.

He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Moses of Van Buren and Keela Kicklighter of Lamar; mother, Mary Elizabeth Kicklighter; two sisters, Debbie May of Clarksville and Evelyn Clark of Lamar; and two nieces, Natasha May and Angel Clark.

Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel followed by graveside services with military honors at 2 p.m. at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

Jewel Edna Kemp

Jewel Edna (Judy) Kemp, 83, of Little Rock died Thursday, March 4, 2010.

She was a native of Lamar, daughter of the late James Edward and Cora May Knuckles, widow of Joseph Charles Kemp, and was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Carl Honeysuckle.

She is survived by three children, Kristin Kemp Compton and husband, John; Janan Kemp Honeysuckle, and Hal Joseph Kemp and wife, Phyllis Ann; six grandchildren, Kristin Beth Honeysuckle, Joseph Charles Honeysuckle, Lara Elizabeth Kemp Beard, Joseph Hamilton Kemp, James Harrison Kemp, and Mary Caroline Kemp; two great-grandchildren, Ann Elliott Beard and Caroline Younger Beard; and two sisters, Pearl Alva Ross Adkinson and Lois Elizabeth Engeldinger.

A graveside service was conducted Saturday, March 6, at Roselawn Memorial Park in Little Rock under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.

Luis Barrera

Luis Barrera, 61, of Lamar died Monday, March 1, 2010, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Mexico City, Mexico, son of the late Rafael Barrera, and disabled.

Survivors include his wife, Catalina Garcia; one daughter, Yomaly Barrera of Lamar; two sons, Rafael Barrera of Lamar and Luis Barrera Jr. of Mexico City, Mexico; mother, Lenor Vasqez of Mexico; two sisters, Margarita Barrera and Remedios Barrera, both of Mexico City, Mexico; one brother, Victor Barrera of Clarksville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Father William Wewers officiating. Burial was in Mexico.

Marie G. Townsend

Marie G. Townsend, 85, of Clarksville died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Jersey City, N.J., daughter of the late Louis and Gertrude Fathe Maidhoff, former factory and homecare employee, and was preceded in death by one brother, Louis Maidhoff.

She is survived by her husband, Cleitus Townsend.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Mt. Airy Cemetery with Paul Farrar officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Matilda Cedillo

Matilda Ann Cedillo, 56, of Clarksville died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Clarksville Health and Rehab.

She was a native of San Angelo, Texas, of the Assembly of God faith, daughter of the late Billy Richard Gilbert, and was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Garcia.

She is survived by one daughter, Louilla Mikula and husband, Jeremy Harkreader, of Clarksville; one son, Edward Lee Garcia and wife, Christina, of Kilgore, Texas; mother, Doris Gilbert of Hendersonville, Tenn.; one sister, Connie Craig and husband, Bill, of Clarksville; three brothers, Ronnie Gilbert of Hendersonville, Tenn., Danny Mikula of Tyler, Texas, and Bobby Mikula of San Angelo, Texas; and six grandchildren, Bly Lee Garcia, Joslynn Faye Garcia and Paige Dame of Kilgore, Texas, and Jeremy Hudgins, Adam Hudgins, and Brooklyn Loe of Clarksville.

The body was cremated.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Michael W. Mathis

Michael W. Mathis, 66, a resident of Hartman, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Allegiance Specialty Hospital in Little Rock.

He was born January 3, 1944, in Stockton, California to Lester “Tickey” and Wilma Jewell Page Mathis.  He was the owner of Reliable Homes in Russellville and a member of the Pottsville Masonic Lodge #333.  He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Linda Mathis of Hartman; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Miguel W. Mathis of Russellville, Mark W. and Jenny Mathis of Greers Ferry, Michael Vergle and Stephanie Mathis of Crow Mountain, and Matthew M. Mathis of Hartman; a daughter and son-in-law, Mecshelle and Byron Fox of Palisade, Colorado; his mother, Jewell Page Mathis of Crow Mountain; three brothers, Lelus, Louie, and Jerry Mathis, all of Crow Mountain; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A graveside service, with Masonic rites provided by the Pottsville Masonic Lodge #333, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Bowden Cemetery on Crow Mountain with the Rev. Roy Chisum officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.

Pallbearers will be Jack Jones, Big Matt, Richard Clowers, and Jeremy, David, Chris, and Louie Mathis III.

Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Post Office Box 2222, Little Rock, Arkansas  72203-9984.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com.

– Paid Obituary –

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