July 29, 2021


Bill McDaniel

Bill McDaniel, 61, of Clarksville died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Clarksville, graduate of Clarksville High School, attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville for two years, retired plumber and electrician, and preceded in death by his wife, Janice McDaniel; one grandson, Malachai McDaniel; and father, Charlie McDaniel.

He is survived by one daughter, Susan Trujillo of Clarksville; one son, Brandon McDaniel and daughter-in-law, Kacey Whorton, of the Flat Rock Community; mother, Sue McDaniel of Clarksville; and three grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Self officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Larry Gilbert, Lonnie Gilbert, Wayne Styles, John Belcher, Rick Ward, and Coy Hammons.

Bobbie Jean Dyer

Graveside services and burial for Bobbie Jean Valentine Dyer, 50, of Knoxville, Tenn., who died Wednesday, June 23, 2010, in Knoxville, Tenn., were at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

She was a former resident of Clarksville, daughter of the late Carroll Dean and JoAnn Lemley Valentine and granddaughter of the late W.T. and Irene Price Volentine and the late Rufe and Bobbie Condren Lemley.

Survivors include two daughters, Patti Dyer and Carole Dyer of Knoxville, Tenn.; one son, Dillan Dyer of Knoxville, Tenn.; one sister, Mary Freels and husband, Clay, of Rockwood, Tenn.; one brother, Joe Valentine and wife, Marjorie, of Kingsport, Tenn.; one nephew, Hayden Freels of Rockwood, Tenn.; and two nieces, Samantha and Katelyn Freels of Rockwood, Tenn.

Caroline Ralls

Caroline Ralls, 77, of Vandervoort, mother of Rusty Ralls of Clarksville, died Saturday, June 26, 2010, at De Queen.

She was a native of New York, daughter of the late Joseph and Eva Lucia Clukey, and a retired employee of International Paper Company in New Boston, Texas.

Survivors include three daughters, Penny Stultz and husband, Jeffery, of Buckner, Annie Fahrni and husband, Chris, of Texarkana, Texas, and Renee Marry and husband, Thomas, of Fort Smith; and one other son, Mickey Ralls and wife, Kathey, of Fouke.

Graveside services and burial were at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers were Bruce Cureton, Jason Randall, Coy Randall, and Jerry Scott.

Edith Vire Yates

Edith Vire Yates, 91, of Clarksville died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was born at Patterson Springs, daughter of the late Margret Campbell and R.D. Vire, widow of Mack Yates, member of Woodland Baptist Church, and retired Clarksville Footwear employee.

She is survived by four daughters, LaVella Yates Hale and husband, James, of Russellville, Wanda Yates Roberts and husband, Bruce, of Euless, Texas, Marcella Yates Langley of Piggott, and Glenda Yates Zeiler and husband, James Lee, of Clarksville; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 24, at Woodland Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Milam officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Kyle Johnson, Blue-Mack Zeiler, Bryce Parrish, Brian Rider, Jared Langley, Lance Langley, and Dustin Zeiler.

Memorials may be made to Woodland Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1009, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Glenn E. Rainey

Glenn E. Rainey, 92, of Knoxville died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

He was a native of Sikeston, Mo., son of the late Ernest and Ruth Rainey, worked in CC’s, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, married Laura Brookshire in Adona, and later moved to Knoxville in the 1930s. He was preceded in death by one son, Fred Rainey; two brothers, Harold Rainey of Pine Bluff and Jeff Rainey of Ola; and three sisters, Mae Campbell of Knoxville, Ruth Shimmels of Chicago, Ill., and Maxine Guist of Centerville.

Survivors include six children, Betty Spears, James Rainey, Glinda Siber, Linda Akins, Sue Bryan, and Robert Rainey; one brother, Erwin Rainey of Ola; two sisters, Charline Schooles of Centerville and Imogene West of Russellville; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 25, at the First Baptist Church in Knoxville with Rev. Don R. Hankins and Rev. Richard Snyder officiating.

Burial, along with military honors, was in Knoxville Cemetery under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle.

Active pallbearers were John Bryan, Nick Bryan, Chad Bryan, Gregg Rainey, Kirk Siber, Jacob Rainey, Dustin Rainey, and Gene Earnest Rainey.

Honorary pallbearers were John Tyson and Tim Storms.

Ray Owen Almgren

Ray Owen Almgren, 82, of Ozone died Thursday, June 24, 2010, at his home.

He was a Navy veteran, Mason, son of the late Louis E. and Kathleen O’Brien Almgren, retired, and preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor M. Stienberg Almgren; and two sisters, Elaine Almgren and Kathleen Salihi.

He is survived by one son, Michael Almgren of Geneva, Ill.; one brother, Louis Almgren of Ozone; and two grandchildren, Erik Almgren of Elgin, Ill., and Alison Almgren of Buffalo, Ill.

Funeral was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Troy Vaughn officiating.

The body will be cremated.

Rena Hardgrave

Georgia Orene (Rena) Hardgrave of Clarksville died peacefully at her home on Sunday, June 27, 2010.

She was a native of Johnson County, the daughter of Hurley and Christine Blackard of Stone Hill. Primarily a stay-at-home wife and mother, she took great joy in her family including members of her extended family. She could always be relied upon to assist her brothers, her sister, and nieces and nephews too numerous to count. As the ultimate mom, one of her lasting legacies was her willingness to haul kids to ball games and other events, never minding how noisy they were. She worked with her husband in several businesses through the years, including a time as office manager for United Trading Stamp Company in Mayfield, Ky.

Rena was preceded in death by Ferrel Hardgrave, her husband of 47 years, and by 11 brothers and two sisters. She is survived by one son, Gerald (Doug) and wife, Jan, of Alpharetta, Ga., and by one daughter, Barbara Hardgrave of New Paltz, N.Y.; one grandson, Sean and wife, Krista, and their daughters, Korilyn and Katheryn; and by one granddaughter, Christa Cavan, her husband, Russell, and their son, Kai, and daughter, Malia.

Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Clarksville at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 1, with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating. The funeral will be preceded by visitation at Hardwicke Funeral Home in Clarksville from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville immediately following the service.

Pallbearers will be Michael Higgs, John Higgs, Bob Blackard, C.O. Blackard, Ronnie Hodges, and Donald Blackard.

Memorials may be made to the Hardgrave Cemetery at 1760 CR 2290, Clarksville, AR 72830.

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Richard G. Fetters

Richard G. Fetters, 82, of Alma, father of Peggy Rofkahr of Hartman, died Sunday, June 20, 2010, at his home.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and owner and mechanic of Fetters and Wofford Service Station in Fort Smith.

He is survived by one other daughter, Pam Taylor of Alma; one sister, Hazel James of Van Buren; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 24, at Ocker-Putnam Funeral Home Chapel in Alma with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

Pallbearers were grandchildren, Casey and Brandon Harmon, Kristi and Cody Morris, Shasta and Eric Houston, and Bronson Rofkahr.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Cancer Research, P. O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House, 3324 South M Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Jacki Thompson

Graveside services and burial for Jacki Bordenet Thompson, 58, of Paris, who died Friday, June 25, 2010, at her home, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, at the Spadra Cemetery near Clarksville under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.

She was a native of Little Rock, daughter of the late Raymond and Rose Mary Coffee Bordenet, seamstress, and member of First Assembly of God Church in Paris.

Survivors are two sons, Ryan Tanner of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Joe Thompson of Paris; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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