July 23, 2021


Brent David Mason

Brent David Mason, 43, of Lamar died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Clarksville.

He was a native of Kansas City, Mo., cosmetologist, member of Clarksville First United Methodist Church and Rock Solid Clarksville First United Methodist Church contemporary praise and worship band and chancel choir, and was preceded in death by one brother, Kent Matthew Mason.

He is survived by two stepchildren, Sommer Riermaier and Britten Umholtz of Clarksville; parents, David and Gloria Hutchins Mason of Lamar; one sister and brother-in-law, Paula and Travis Rutledge of Clarksville; one niece, Sasha York; two nephews, Zac York and Jordan Rutledge of Clarksville; and four stepgrandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, April 12, at Clarksville First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Hanshaw, Joey Hannah and Robert Williams officiating.

Burial was in Minnow Creek Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Steve Hutchins, Jimmy Hutchins, Keith Brown, Alvin Mason, Michael Mason, and Bryan England.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Rock Solid Clarksville First United Methodist Church contemporary praise and worship band.

Eugene Goforth

Eugene F. Goforth, 85, of Cabot, father of Teressa (Shelby) Robinson of Lamar, died Friday, April 9, 2010, at Springhill Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock.

He was a native of Cabot, son of the late Aubrey C. and Roxie Grace Herrin Goforth, served in the United States Army in the Philippines during World War II, former service station operator, former employee of Fort Roots Hospital, substitute mail carrier, owner of an ice house, bait shop and sporting goods store, member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Cabot, and was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Fredia Boyd Goforth; one other daughter, Anita (Keith) Ihms of Little Rock; one brother, Ralph Goforth of Jacksonville; three grandchildren, Jason Tipton and Kalli Tipton, both of Little Rock, and Jennifer Tipton Campbell of Conway; and two great-grandchildren, McKinley Grace Tipton and Beau Taylor Campbell.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, April 12, at First Baptist Church in Cabot with Rev. Harold O’Bryan and Rev. Dick Avey officiating.

Burial was in Sumner Cemetery under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the library of First Baptist Church of Cabot or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Lucy Jacobs

Lucy Jacobs, 94, of Clarksville died Saturday, April 10, 2010, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Johnson County, daughter of the late John Franklin and Savannah Smith Bridges, widow of Fearel Woodrow Jacobs, member of First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, retired Singer Company employee, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Lennie Randell and Nettie Jacobs; and two brothers, Oren Bridges and Erna Bridges.

She is survived by three daughters, Jean Iddings of Clever, Mo., Shirley Price of Clarksville and Phyllis Galbreth of Pleasant View, Tenn.; one son, Bobby Jacobs of Clarksville; one sister, Magdalene Dobbs of Clarksville; one brother, Olen Bridges of Camargo, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at the First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Vernon Bass and Rev. Ransom Storms officiating.

Burial will be in Kendall Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Robert Gibson, Logan Phillips, Johnny Cline, Stephen Galbreth, Kevin Jacobs, Chris Tucker, and Bruce Phillips.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Price, Don Galbreth, Matthew Galbreth, Randy Cline, Bobby Don Jacobs, and Len Bradley.

Norville Bishop

Norville Bishop, 76, of Dover, father of Carolyn Matthews of Clarksville, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

He was a native of Russellville, son of the late John Thomas and Betty Aslee Freeman Bishop, farmer, member of the North New Hope Assembly of God Church, and preceded in death by one son, Donald Bishop; one brother, Charles Bishop; and two infant sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Lillie Bishop; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Terry and Wilma Bishop and Perry Bishop, all of Dover; four other daughters and two sons-in-law, Betty and Juan Rodriguz of Roland, Okla., Shirley Little of Van Buren, Becky and Michael Rine of De Ridder, La., and Mary Nelms of Dover; one brother and sister-in-law, Billy Wayne and Kay Bishop of Marked Tree; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Barbara and Pete Bell and Linda and Curtis Hand, all of Marked Tree, Lillie Fisher of Wynne, and Willie and Willard Hughes of Houston, Texas; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 8, at Shinn Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville with Rev. Terry Svolos officiating. Burial was in the Booger Hollow Cemetery north of Dover.

Pallbearers were oldest grandsons, Jeff Bishop, Charley Bishop, Michael Bishop, Greg Bishop, Justin Bishop, J. R. Larrison and Ray Young.

Paul Anthony Hatchett

Paul Anthony Hatchett, 42, of Summers died Monday, April 5, 2010, at his home.

He was a native of Los Angeles, Calif., son of the late Hazel Hatchett, 1986 graduate of Clarksville High School, received a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Spartan School of Aeronautics, and employed as a maintenance manager for Simmons Industries in Siloam Springs.

Survivors include his wife, Nina Garrett Hatchett; one son, Zach Hatchett of the home; one stepson, Andru Mefford of Martin, Tenn.; one stepdaughter, Amanda Sawyer of Clarksville; one stepgranddaughter, Mik Smith of Clarksville;  father, Roy Hatchett of Clarksville; one brother, John Hatchett and wife, Traci, of Little Rock; and two nephews, Jaxon Hatchett and Brock Hatchett, both of Little Rock.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Wasson Memorial Chapel in Siloam Springs.

Pauline Bingham

Pauline (Polly) Bingham, 91, of Lamar died Sunday, April 11, 2010, at Clarksville Health and Rehab.

She was a daughter of the late William Frederick and Mary Haywood Dalton Daily, native of Dover but moved to California at a young age and was employed by Technicolor Studios in Hollywood for several years. She was also a real estate investor in Costa Mesa, Calif., active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and was preceded in death by two husbands, Pert Sargent and Mike Bingham.

She is survived by two brothers, Jack Daily of Florida and Bob Daily of Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews including local residents, Joe Ann Young and Johnny West.

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

Tad Yount

Tad Yount, 45, of Clarksville died Sunday, April 4, 2010, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Highway 21 north of Clarksville.

Survivors include his mother, Roena Yount of Lamar; father, Aubrey Yount of Clarksville; one son, Brad Yount of Benton; one brother, Brit Yount of Clarksville; and two sisters, Gwen Bell of Plano, Texas, and Lynn Sears of Greenbrier.

The body was cremated. The family will hold a private memorial.  Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Erika Renee Burns

Erika Renee Burns, 28, of Lawton, Okla., died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, in Lawton, Okla.

She was a native of Clarksville, Baptist, and daughter of the late Gary Poole.

She is survived by two daughters, Amianne and Maree Burns of Lawton, Okla.; one son, Gavin Burns of Lawton, Okla.; mother, Emily Stackhouse Shepard of Billerica, Mass.; and one brother, Christopher Poole of Massachusetts.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating. The body was cremated.

Mary M. Blackard

Mary Margaret Blackard, 72, of Tahlequah, Okla., died Saturday, April 10, 2010, at her home.

She was a native of Jenks, Okla., daughter of the late Leslie Albert and Eartha Della Blankenship Trent, attended Hopewell, Edison and Washington Elementary schools in Muskogee, Okla., Alice Robertson Junior High School and Horace Mann Junior High School in Tulsa, Okla., Clarksville (Arkansas) High School, Tulsa Central High School, Northeastern State University and received a bachelor of science degree in business majoring in tourism management and a minor in accounting. She was former employee of Hawk’s Dairy, Ann’s Bakery and Brenner’s Men’s Store business office, former vice president of Guy Engineering in Tulsa, Okla., and co-owner and co-manager of Arrowhead Camp on the Illinois River for 19 years and Pine Valley Cabins for 12 years.

She was a member of the PAC Board for the Bill Willis Community Mental Health Center, president of the Family Advisory Council at Eastern State Hospital, was honored in 1990 for outstanding service as a volunteer at New Beginnings Club House in Tulsa, Okla., served as treasurer and membership chair of the Tulsa Business and Professional Women’s Club, former member of the American Association of University Women of the Tahlequah Branch, and served as hostess for the annual tour of homes. While a member of Faith Baptist Church she served as a Sunday school teacher, church clerk, soloist and member of the finance committee. In recent years she was a member of First Baptist Church in Tahlequah and sang with the 350 member Singing Churchwomen of Oklahoma choir. She was preceded in death by one brother, James Carroll Trent; and one half-sister, Patsy Hosmer.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Bill Blackard; three daughters, Angela Swift and husband, Mark, of Tulsa, Okla., Dawn Fisher and husband, Jim, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Lorrie Friet and husband, Jay, of San Diego, Calif.; two sons, Hurley Blackard of Tahlequah, Okla., and Edward Blackard and wife, Penny, of Russellville; one half-sister, Wanda Godwin of Calgary, Canada; one half-brother, J.R. Trent and wife, Colline, of Muskogee, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Jimmy Fisher and wife, Alicia, Wendy (Fisher) and husband, Tom, Nicole (Bointy) Walls and husband, Jimmy, Kristen (Swift) Torbett and husband, Kent, Emily Blackard, Nicholas Blackard and William Friet; and four great-grandchildren, Patrick Bointy, and James, Lacey and Sara Fisher.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, at First Baptist Church in Tahlequah, Okla., with Rev. Buddy Hunt, Rev. David Blake, and Jerry Hawkins officiating.

Burial will be in Molly Field Cemetery near the Illinois River under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah, Okla.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Children’s Ministry, 221 South Commercial Road, Tahlequah, OK 74464.

Rose Berg King

Rose Berg King, 84, of Clarksville died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Vienna, Austria in 1925, to Jacob and Cecilia Essig Berg. She was a student at Jewish boarding school in Vienna when Austria was annexed to the German Third Reich in 1938. At age 13 and after one failed attempt to leave Austria and certain deportation to the Nazi death camps, she escaped and eventually made her way to Kibbutz Afikim in the British Mandate of Palestine. She lived and worked on the kibbutz until she was old enough to join a women’s unit of the British RAF. She met her future husband, Jasper King, where they were both stationed in Cairo, Egypt. The two married in Norway, where Rose lived for several years after the war. She immigrated to the United States, arriving by boat in New York Harbor on St. Patrick’s Day 1952. She and Jasper lived in Chicago, Ill., until they moved to Clarksville in 1954, where he helped his father run King Jewelry.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by two older brothers, Ludwig and Josef, who were involved in the European resistance to the Nazis in World War II.

Survivors are one daughter, Julia Ciaravino and husband, Michael, of Benton, La.; two sons, Aron Mellich of Washington and Richard King of Massachusetts; one brother, Phillipe Berg of Paris, France; three grandchildren, Jacob, Laura and Joseph King; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Aron Mellich, Richard King, Michael Ciaravino, Joe King, Bill Crosby, and Charlie Dowe.

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