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5/26/2010

Bettye Lynn Heflin


Bettye Lynn Heflin, 62, of Pottsville, sister of Larry Sanders of Clarksville, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

She was born in San Antonio, Texas, to Allen and Opal Dean York Sanders, 1965 graduate of Purcell High School in Purcell, Okla., real estate agent with Coldwell Banker in Russellville, served on the Pottsville Planning and Zoning Commission, member of the Pottsville United Methodist Church, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Alicia Jeanne Freeman; and one sister, Darla Gayle Walls.

Survivors include her husband, John Heflin; one son, James Bryan Freeman of Russellville; three stepchildren, Cheryl Caines of Pottsville, Jackie Heflin of Dover, and Rhonda Lynn Haney of London; five grandchildren, Fred and John Viney’ Rendon, Brett Heflin, Chanda Mills of Atkins and Jamies Caines of Oxnard; two great-grandchildren, Jayden and Adronna Heflin of California; and four other brothers, Garry Sanders of Ozark, Keith Sanders of Houston, Texas, Bruce Bernard of Orlando, Fla., and Tom Sanders of Racine, Wis.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21, at the Pottsville United Methodist Church with Rev. Millie Bryant officiating. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.

Connie Sue Smith


Connie Sue Kimbrel Smith, 55, of Knoxville died Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late James Charlie and Mary Ann Smith Kimbrel and was preceded in death by one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Smith.

Survivors include two daughters, Loretta Wey and husband, Robbie, and Saundra Gregory and husband, Terry, all of Clarksville; two sons, Joshua Smith of Clarksville and James Robert Smith of Knoxville; one sister, Norma Williams of Clarksville; two sisters-in-law, Diane Kimbrel of Rogers and Jennifer Kimbrel of Clarksville; two brothers, James Leonard Kimbrel of Clarksville and Charles Vester Kimbrel of Rogers; and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Willis officiating. Burial will be in Mossville Cemetery in Newton County.

Active pallbearers will be Cody Graham, James Johnston, Randy DeWinter, Charlie Ritchie, Stretch Danver, and Brad England.

Honorary pallbearer will be James Raburn.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel.

Dale E. Williams Jr.

Dale Everett Williams Jr., 39, of Wagoner, Okla., died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Muskogee Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Muskogee, Okla., attended Hilldale High School, welder and heavy equipment operator, former resident of Knoxville where he served as a volunteer fireman for nine years, and was preceded in death by one son, Toby Williams; stepfather, Ricky Watson; grandparents; and stepgrandparents.

Survivors include his wife Norma Kimbrel Williams; two sons, Michael Williams and Cody Graham of Wagoner, Okla.; one daughter, Krystal Demmitt of Alaska; mother, Helen Ann Asher Watson of Wagoner, Okla.; father, Dale E. Williams Sr. of Woodward, Okla.; two grandchildren, Riley and Noah Demmitt of Alaska; one sister, Penny Harmon of Baton Rouge, La.; two nieces, Mistie and Alsatia Harmon; one nephew, Malachi Harmon; stepgrandfather, Tarzon Keeton of Wagoner, Okla.; and one cousin, Kim Fulton.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Mallett Funeral Home Chapel in Wagoner, Okla., with Rev. Bill Welch officiating. Burial was at Pioneer Cemetery in Wagoner, Okla.

Active pallbearers were Robby Wey, Jerry Dale, James Raburn, Bob DeWinter, Randy DeWinter, Scott Anderson, and David Bounds.

Honorary pallbearers were Gage Anderson and Opv (Otis) Welch.

David M. Burry Sr.

David Malcolm Burry Sr., 66, of Hartman died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.

He was a native of Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., son of the late Elizabeth Frances and Frederick Wilson Burry, retired after having been employed as automotive director for Pep Boys Company, Inc., for 18 years, diesel mechanic instructor at Orange County, Calif., and Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Clarksville as loss prevention, and was honorably discharged from the U. S. Army HQ troop 1st Recon Squad 15th Calvary 2nd Armored Division in Fort Hood, Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Milagros Villamante Burry;  one daughter, Marnie Marinussen and husband, Stan, of the Netherlands; three sons, David Burry Jr. of northern California, Peter Burry and wife, Chris, of Lodi, Calif. and Eugene Burry of Orange County, Calif.;  two stepdaughters, M.Sgt. Maria Patricia Montgomery and husband, Capt. Justin Montgomery, of Vallejo, Calif. and Maybelle Morgan and husband, Kevin, of Coal Hill; one stepson, Michael John Tongko of Daegu, South Korea; three brothers, Frederick Burry Jr. and wife, Pat, and children of southern California, Mark Burry and wife, Pat, and children of San Diego, Calif., and Brian Burry and wife, Joyce, and children of Clovis, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Butch Booth and Pastor Primo Novero officiating. Burial with military honors followed at 1 p.m. at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

Pallbearers were Justin Montgomery, Michael Tongko, Brian Burry, James Tucker, Kevin Morgan, and Nab Oubay.

Flora Ellen Jones

Flora Ellen Jones, 82, of Clarksville died Friday, May 21, 2010, at Clarksville Health and Rehab.

She was a native of Matthews, Mo., daughter of the late Arthur and Martha Driscol Hodges, widow of Elihu Jones Jr.,  former food service employee, southern Baptist faith, and was preceded in death by three brothers, Orville (Speedy) Duncan, Paul Hodges, and Arthur Hodges Jr.; and two sisters, Pearl Bagby and Pauline Jones.

She is survived by two daughters, Delcie Tipton of Omaha and Vonnell Dybala of Martinsville, Ind.; two sons, Les Jones of West Plains, Mo., and Steve Jones of Knoxville; one sister, Alice Rhodes of Eucipia, Calif.; six grandchildren, Jesse Jones, Chad Jones, Eddy Jones, Blake Dybala, Tabitha Mumford, and Morgan Jones; and two great-grandchildren, Alexis Jones and Summer Mumford.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Minnow Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Clifton Pitts, Van Page, Delane Davis, Shannon Owens, Troy Terry, and Dell Montgomery.

Lee Roy Stokes

Lee Roy Stokes, 85, of Clarksville died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Ozark Nursing Home.

He was a native of Milo, Mo., son of the late Joseph and Alma Myers Stokes, retired Burns security officer, city and county police dispatcher, World War II Navy veteran, member of Spadra Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Clark Stokes; one son, Jimmy Stokes; and one daughter, Gladys Stokes.

Survivors include four daughters, Ann Knight of Clarksville, Darlene Stepp and husband, Marvin, and Patty Stokes, all of Hunt, and Linda Miller and husband, Lynn, of Raytown, Mo.; one son, Harry Russell Stokes and wife, Marietta, of Clarksville; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21, at Spadra Cemetery with Rev. Richard Snyder officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Johnny Blamey, Russell L. Stokes, Michael Dobbs, Gene Vannoy, Sam Stokes, David Stepp, and Josh Knight.

Paula Woodard

Paula Woodard, 50, of Russellville, sister of Kim Nordin of Ozone, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, in Russellville.

A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Jennie Baumann Nordin, 1977 graduate of Belleville High School, attended Restoration Church in Russellville and was employed in retail furniture sales.

Survivors include two sons, Nathan Woodard and wife, Ginnie, and Jason Woodard and Chelsey, all of Raeford, N.C.; three grandchildren; two other brothers, Dennis Nordin of Russellville and Matthew Nordin of Hot Springs; and one sister, Donna Hollis of Houston, Texas.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, May 19, at Hickey Cemetery near Piney Bay with Rev. James Findley officiating. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.

Ron Hudspeth

Ron Hudspeth, 57, of Dover died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

He was a native of Fort Sill, Okla., son of the late Raymond and Billie Purvis Hudspeth, graduated from high school in 1971 in Williams, Ariz., attended the University of Arizona and Arkansas Tech University, U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, former resident of De Queen and Russellville, former employee of Greenville Tube in Clarksville and was preceded in death by one sister, Susan Holland.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa Snider Hudspeth; one son, Billy Hudspeth of Dover; and six siblings, Leon Hudspeth and wife, Veronica, Raymonia Hiatt and husband, Bob, Tina Lira and husband, Butch, and Bobby Hudspeth and wife, Robin, all of Clarksville, Eva Obeirne and husband, Rich, of Marion, and Ronnie Wester of Horatio.

A celebration of life service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at the Veterans’ City Park in Russellville with Bruce Richardson officiating. Full military honors were provided by Rogers-Rye Post No. 2283 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Arrangements were under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Ruben Castillo

Ruben Castillo, 35, of Clarksville died Monday, May 17, 2010, in Clinton.

He was a native of San Luis Potosi and an employee of Saxon Drilling Company.

Survivors include his wife, Lucila Herrera; one daughter, Amairany Castillo of Clarksville; one son, Edwin Castillo of Clarksville; mother, Lorenza Alviso of Mexico; father, Findencio Castillo of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Carmen Castillo and Yolanda Castillo, both of Mexico; and one brother, Juan Castillo of Houston, Texas.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Friday, May 21, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father William Wewers officiating.

Burial was in Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home

Pallbearers were Juan Castillo, Hector Hernandez, Santiago Robledo, Ivan SanDoval, Juan Herrera and Oswaldo Martinez.

Shawn Dexter Foust

Shawn Dexter Foust, 56, of Russellville died Thursday, May 20, 2010, at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock.

He was a native of Heber Springs, member of Russellville Missionary Baptist Church, served 30 years in the U.S. Army and 20 years with the Arkansas Highway Police and was preceded in death by his father, Sherlon Foust.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Heflin Foust; three sons, Joshua Heflin of Maumelle and Ridge Foust and Chase Foust, both of Russellville; mother, Wincle Foust of Heber Springs; one sister, Shay Cresswell and husband, Gary, of Heber Springs; and two nephews, Scott Cresswell and Mark Cresswell of Heber Springs.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at Russellville Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Ed Heflin officiating.

Crematory arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Wilma Jewell Mathis


Wilma Jewell Mathis, 90, of Crow Mountain died Thursday, May 20, 2010, at Conway Regional Medical Center in Conway.

She was a native of Solo, daughter of the late Quinn and Lottie Underhill Page, widow of Lester (Tickey) Mathis, member of Welcome Hill Assembly of God, and was preceded in death by one son, Michael W. Mathis; three brothers, Cirl (Bill) Page, Roy (Jack) Page and an infant, Eugene Quinn Page Jr.; and four sisters, Dollie Mathis, Clara Hays, Euva Newton, and Artie Page.

Survivors include three sons and four daughters-in-law, Lelus and Marie Mathis, Louie and Sharon Mathis, and Jerry and Veronica Mathis, all of Russellville, and Linda Mathis of Coal Hill; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl and Bonnie Page and Kenneth and Vela Page, all of Russellville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Cledyth and Glen Latham of Russellville and Faye and W.A. McAnulty of Pottsville; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, May 24, at Shinn Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville with Rev. Norman Chenowith and Rev. Jeremy Mathis officiating. Burial was in Bowden Cemetery on Crow Mountain.

Grandsons served as active pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearer was Rev. David Downum.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Wilma Morris Dobbs

Wilma Pauline Morris Dobbs of Mount Vernon, Wash., passed away on Friday, May 21, 2010. Wilma was born in Hagarville, Arkansas on March 20, 1917, the daughter of John and Urcie (Smith) Morris. She married David Dobbs on April 20, 1935, in Clarksville, Arkansas. They moved to Mount Vernon shortly thereafter and were married for 55 years until his death on February 22, 1991. Wilma was devoted to her Lord and served Him in many ways. Some of the more notable things were teaching Sunday school to generations of church members, she also wrote and sang songs of praise and wrote poetry.

Wilma is survived by her sister, June Rohweder of Concrete; brother, Guy Morris of Corona, California; many nieces and nephews and numerous beloved friends whom she considered her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Urcie Morris; brothers, John and Tom Morris; sister, Jean Rogers. Memorials may be given to a charity of choice.

Visitation hours at Kern Funeral Home were held Tuesday, May 25, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. A funeral service was also held Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 2:00 PM at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1515 E. College Way, Mt. Vernon, WA, followed by a graveside service at Mount Vernon Cemetery. A reception will then be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church. You may sign Wilma’s online guest register and offer your condolences to Wilma’s family online at www.kernfuneralhome.com.

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Paul Nathan Jenkins


Paul Nathan Jenkins, 71, passed away Friday, May 21, 2010, in Springville, AL.

He was the son of the late Paul D. and Marguerite Ruth Jenkins of Little Rock, AR.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Ballard Jenkins of Springville; two sons, Paul Scott Jenkins of N. Little Rock and Mark T. Jenkins of Houston, AR; and two daughters, Carol Jenkins Abdelhalim of Atlanta, GA, and Sherry Crawford of Baton Rouge, LA; as well as two grandchildren, Sydney Jenkins of Greenbrier and Ahmed Paul Abdelhalim of Atlanta.

Born March 16, 1939, Mr. Jenkins spent his childhood in Levy, AR before his family moved to Little Rock. He was the valedictorian of the 1957 class at Joe T. Robinson High School and graduated from then Little Rock University in 1961.

Mr. Jenkins served as vice president and chief financial officer of Severe Service Specialists in Trussville, AL. Prior to that, he lived in Cabot, AR and Baton Rouge, LA, where he worked for the Cabot school district and served as a controller for American Liberty Insurance Company, respectively. While residing in Little Rock, Mr. Jenkins was vice president of Paramount Life Insurance, after beginning his career as an auditor for the state of Arkansas.

Mr. Jenkins was an avid sportsman and Razorback fan, although two of his kids and several co-workers tried unsuccessfully to convert him to LSU. He enjoyed playing golf, and was a very accomplished athlete. He was one of the youngest members to ever play baseball for the famed Little Rock Doughboys at Lamar Porter Field, and played on the all-star team alongside Brooks Robinson. He played third base in that game, if that tells you how good he was. He later played basketball for Little Rock University, and was a fast-pitch softball player for many years, being named the most valuable player in the state of Arkansas in 1973. He later won numerous gold medals in the Senior Olympics. He was a loving husband and father, who spent many seasons coaching his sons and daughters teams as well.

A wake was held Tuesday evening 6:00pm-8:00pm at Roller-Cox Funeral Home in Clarksville, AR, followed by a memorial service Wednesday morning at 10:00am at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers for the service will be Toby Hollier, John Hollier, Jeff Ellis, John Fey, Ronnie Long, Jake Arthur, Mike Stewart, and Kyle Roger. Burial will be in Hartman Cemetery. Further information can be found at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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Marcia L. Patterson


Marcia L. Patterson, 57, of Paris, whose daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Shannon Bates, reside in Clarksville, died Saturday, May 22, 2010, in Little Rock.

She was a retired Sara Lee Company employee and daughter of the late J.D. and Ruby Lovelace Grigsby of Hunt.

Survivors include one other daughter, Kelly Helms Rund of Heber Springs; two sisters, Patricia Hunter of Paris and Pamela Waits of Ozark; two brothers, Danny Grigsby of Montana and Ronnie Grigsby of Altus; seven grandchildren, Tyra Bates, Laci Bates, Alex Bates, and Nicholas Bates, all of Clarksville, and Hunter Rund, Martin Rund, and Parker Rund, all of Heber Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Crematory arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Home, 2200 Bowman Road, Little Rock, AR 72201 or American Cancer Society.

James G. White


James G. (Jim) White, 71, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Monday, May 24, 2010, at his residence.

He was a native of Carroll County, son of the late Cecil Harvey and Thelma Georgia Humbard White, member of Hilldale Baptist Church, graduate of Southwest Baptist University in Boliver, Mo., University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a bachelor of science degree, and the University of Alabama at Huntsville with a master of business administration degree. He was a consulting engineer for GEA in LaCrosse, Wis., and a retired Trane Company engineer.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Walton White; one son, Chris White of Clarksville, Tenn.; one brother, Bill E. (Kathy) White of Bull Shoals; one sister-in-law, Linda Johnston of Tampa, Fla.; one brother-in-law, Mark Walton of Clarksville; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, at Hilldale Baptist Church with Dr. Larry Robertson and Rev. Terry Brown officiating.

Visitation will be held from noon until 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 28, at Hardwicke Funeral Home with graveside services and burial to follow at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Burnett King officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hilldale Baptist Church Family Life Center, 250 Old Farmers Road, Clarksville, TN 37043 or Gateway Hospice, 1606 Haynes Street, Clarksville, TN 37040.

Ed Brooke

George Edward Brooke Jr., age 65, of Clarksville died on May 18, 2010, in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born on September 10, 1944, in Clarksville, the first of three sons of Laura Hardwicke and Edward Brooke. He was a member of the beautiful First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville. In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by his aunts, Leone and Louise Brooke of Clarksville.

He loved his grandkids, Zach and Ashley, and his sons, Eddie and Charlie. He was a kid in his sixties, and liked his baseball cards. He played bridge and loved to bid three no trump, and to smile about it. As a senior in high school he was an All-Star running back for the undefeated, 1961 class A Champions, Clarksville Panthers football team. He remembered everyone since first grade. He will miss everybody.

He is survived by two sons, George Edward Brooke III and wife, Melissa, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Charles Allen Brooke of Fort Worth, Texas; their mother, Joan Brooke of Arlington, Texas; two grandchildren, Zachery Edward and Ashley Nicole of Fort Worth, Texas; and two brothers, James Robert Brooke of Conway and Kenneth Alan Brooke of Little Rock.

Honorary pallbearers were his bridge partners and other buddies. Graveside service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at Elmwood Cemetery in Morrilton. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 1068, Clarksville, AR 72830.

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