June 18, 2021

7/7/2010

Alene B. Johnson

Alene Bohannon Johnson, 97, of Clarksville died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at St. Anthony Hospital in Morrilton.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Virgil T. and Lola May Gunn Bohannon, widow of Archie Johnson, high school graduate, and member of the Clarksville Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Dannie Johnson and wife, Wanda, of Mabelvale and Ronnie Johnson of Clarksville; one brother, Buddy Bohannon of Van Buren; four grandchildren, Danise Johnson, Joe Thomas Johnson, Charla Johnson and Kelly Johnson; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Ronnie Johnson officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Eddie King, Zachary King, Molden Thrift, Wesley Kendrick, and Mark Simpson.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Alan Johnson, Bob Gorton, and David Duff.

Christina M. Pitts

Christina Michelle Pitts, 37, of Dardanelle died Monday, June 28, 2010, in Yell County.

She was a native of Russellville, daughter of the late Judy McCain Pitts and was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Lee Pitts.

Survivors include one son, Nick Bischel; two daughters, Joanna and Jasmine Bischel; one sister, Diana Mae Hunt; father and stepmother, Jerry and Lynn Pitts; two sisters, Christy and Brandi Haynes; and one brother, Jarimy (Buzz) Burns.

A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 10, at Bells Chapel Assembly of God Church with Rev. Peggy Foster officiating.

Crematory arrangements were under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins.

Douglas Collins

Douglas Collins, 46, formerly of Clarksville, died June 20, 2010, in Junction City, Kan.

He was a native of Ozark, son of the late Arthur F. and Ruby Mae Foster Collins, and was a National Guard veteran of Desert Storm.

He is survived by one daughter, Tarah Sue Collins of Fort Smith; one son, Dustin Joe Collins of Fort Smith; four brothers, Mike Collins of Coal Hill, Hearn Collins of Fort Smith, Carl Collins of Tucker, and Calvin Collins of Rudy; and four sisters, Susie Cagle and April Iris Collins, both of Clarksville, Doris Hale of Adona and Judy Bohdan of Junction City, Kan.

The body was cremated.

James Freeman

James (Jitter) Freeman, 71, of Knoxville died Monday, June 28, 2010, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Claude Henry and Ruby Atha Mills Freeman, graduate of Clarksville High School, member of Spadra United Methodist Church, founder of the House of Faith Church at Hemet, Calif., where he was pastor for 13 years and the James Freeman Center being named in his honor, and a dispatcher for the Santa Fe Train Company many years.

He is survived by one brother-in-law, Sammy Wish of Clarksville; one sister-in-law, Lela Freeman of Longview, Wash.; numerous nieces, nephew and cousins; and companion, Norman Lee Church of Knoxville.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, at the Spadra Methodist Church with Rev. Regina Turner officiating.

Crematory arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Spadra United Methodist Church, 415 CR 2340, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Mary M. Flad


Mary M. Casali Flad died on Monday, July 5, 2010, at Greenhurst Nursing Home in Charleston, AR. She was born in Glastonbury, Connecticut on July 15,1920. Mary and her husband settled in the Clarksville area from Connecticut and Vermont during the 1970s. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Russell Howard Flad; parents, Antonio and Angela Casali; brother, Joseph Casali; sister, Rose C. Balboni; nephew, David Casali; and niece, Janet B. Arnt Gruenberg.

Three nieces, Doris B. Davitt of Bloomfield, Connecticut, Carol B. Grider of Pocahontas, Arkansas, and Donna C. Alzmann of Nokomis, Florida; and several grand and great-nieces and nephews survive. Mary had many friends throughout the Clarksville area, especially her devoted and beloved friend Ronald Patterson.

She loved the outdoors and animals and she would want us to remember her by taking a walk on a beautiful day and enjoying the wonders that surround us.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Needy Paws Animal Shelter at P. O. Box 523, 1040 East Main, Clarksville, AR 72830.

A graveside service will be Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at 10 a.m., at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville with Father William Wewers officiating. Arrangements are by Roller-Cox Funeral Home of Clarksville, Arkansas.

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William Burns Collier


William Burns Collier, 100, died Monday, June 28, 2010, at his home in Hackett.

He was born Oct. 3, 1909, in Fort Smith, the son of Horace William Collier and Erla Lillian Poynor Collier of Clarksville. He attended the University of the Ozarks and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge where he earned a bachelor’s degree and did post graduate work. He served in the armed forces during World War II and retired  in 1971 from the B.F. Goodrich Company prior to moving to Hackett where he ran a cattle operation and supplied hardwood lumber to furniture makers. He was preceded in death by one brother, Herman Jackson (Jack) Collier of Glendale, Calif.; and one sister, Mary Frances Borroff of Seattle, Wash.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mary Elizabeth (Libby) Wardrep Collier; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Collier of Little Elm, Texas; one son, Steve Collier of Hackett; three grandsons, Michael Burns Collier and Brian David Collier of Austin, Texas, and Gregory Alva Collier of the U. S. Marine Corps stationed in Camp Pendleton, Calif.; and one sister, Florence Jean Simmons of Peoria, Ariz.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.

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