June 16, 2021


Anzonetta Rupe

Anzonetta M. (Nettie) Rupe, 94, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, in Clarksville.

She was a native of Walla Walla, Wash., daughter of the late Leander and Pearl Case Caldwell, widow of Marvin E. Rupe, member of Central Christian Church in Fort Smith, and was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Jo Ann Ramirez.

She is survived by one son, Monte Miles of Fort Jones, Calif.; one stepson, Charles Gray of Lamar; one stepdaughter, Peggy Churchill of Clarksville; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Crematory arrangements were under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.

Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church, 400 North Waldron Road, Fort Smith, AR 72903.

Edna Hickey

Edna Hickey, 90, of Clarksville died Friday, July 30, 2010, at Clarksville.

She was a native of Lutherville, daughter of the late Joe and Clara Johnson, widow of Dwight Hickey, member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, and was preceded in death by one son, Charles Hickey; and four brothers, Gene Johnson, Gaylon Johnson, Meeks Johnson, and Marland Johnson.

She is survived by two sons, Wayne Hickey and wife, Phyllis, and Joe Hickey and wife, Kathy, all of Clarksville; five grandchildren, Steven Hickey of Orlando, Fla., Allison Varnell of Knoxville, Angie Bishop of Little Rock, Jody Hickey of Denver, Colo., and Ginger Mills of Cabot; and four great-grandchildren, Thomas and Nathan Varnell, Charlie Hickey, and Lainey Mills.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church with Rev. Bob Freeman officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Steven Hickey, Jody Hickey, Todd Mills, Phillip Varnell, Billy Bishop, and Kenneth Johnson.

Grady G. Breed

Grady Glendon Breed, 80, of Knoxville died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at his home.

He was a native of Morton, Miss., retired carpenter, Navy veteran of the Korean conflict, and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Breed; one daughter, Donna Johnson of Lake Providence, La.; three sons, Steve Breed, Jeff Breed, and George Breed, all of Knoxville; mother, Sarah Breed of Hollywood, Fla.; three sisters, Barbara Bailey of Ozone, Johnnie Glantz of Hollywood, Fla., and Virginia Alter of Interlachen, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Snyder officiating.
Horace Wayne Butler

Horace Wayne Butler, 68, of Clarksville died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, in Clarksville.

He was a native of Duncan, Okla., truck driver, member of Lamar United Methodist Church, son of the late Oland Morris and Geneva Box Butler, and was preceded in death by one brother, Oland Morris Butler Jr.

He is survived by two daughters, Stormy Alisha Butler of Clarksville and Misty Geneva Horton of Russellville; one son, Ronnie Wayne Butler of Lamar; one brother, Stanley Kim Butler of Plainview, Texas; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in Big Valley Cemetery in Chillicothe, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Butler, Jeff Horton, and Chuck Patton.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Mental Science Department, Little Rock, AR 72201.

John O. Woodard

John Orland Woodard, 99, of Clarksville died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Clarksville Health and Rehab.

He was a son of the late James Morgan and Minda Bean Woodard, member of the Baptist Church, retired Baptist minister and school bus driver, and was preceded in death by his first wife, Easter Lillie Bean Woodard; and his second wife, Faye Evelyn Pitts Woodard.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Faye Domerese and husband, George, of Russellville and Charlotte Marie Rowbotham and husband, Noel, of Hagarville; one sister-in-law, Leola Woodard of Clarksville; two nephews, Dane Woodard of Clarksville and David Woodard of Oklahoma; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Jacob Edwards, Sean Spragins, Rick Flinn, Jim Spragins, Shawn Woods, and Dane Woodard.

Honorary pallbearers were D.J. Turner, Jeff Marlow and Scottie Little.

L.G. Tumbleson Sr.

L.G. Tumbleson Sr., 70, of Clarksville died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Clarksville.

He was a native of Hagarville, attended a non-denominational church, former sales employee, and was preceded in death by his parents, Harley Lenley and Ora Bell Dodge Tumbleson; and one son, Edward Keith Tumbleson.

He is survived by seven daughters, Jennifer Morgan of Coal Hill, Kathy Boydston of Fort Smith, Linda Dorsett of Clarksville, Sheri Holman and Audrey Tumbleson, both of Lamar, Mavis Mooney of Knoxville, and Melissa Tumbleson of Washington; five sons, Marty Tumbleson of Lamar, L.G. Tumbleson Jr. of Clarksville,Travis Tumbleson of Coal Hill, and Bryson Tumbleson and Brian Tumbleson, both of Washington; one brother, James Harley Tumbleson of Kansas; 32 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 29, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with  Rev. Terry Thacker officiating. Burial was in Minnow Creek Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Marty Tumbleson, L.G. Tumbleson Jr., J.L. Holman, Anthony Hendrix, Brandon Mooney, and Jimmy Holman.

Honorary pallbearers were Stacey Tumbleson, Ronnie Dodge, Andy Schabel, and Rusty Schabel.

Peggy L. Hampton

Peggy Lynn Robinson Hampton, 52, of Harrison, daughter of Gussie Phillips of Clarksville, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010.

She was a daughter of the late Norman Robinson, attended Crossroads Community Church, employee of FedEx, attended Deer High School, graduated from North Arkansas College in 2000, and was preceded in death by one sister, Norma Robinson; and one brother, Bill Williams.

Other survivors include her husband of 35 years, Lester Hampton; one daughter and son-in-law, Shelley and Todd Malone of Harrison; one son, Stanley Hampton and fiancé, Monica Carlton, of Harrison; three sisters, Alice Gilbert of Houston, Texas, Suzanne Casey of Clarksville, and Georgia Adams and husband, Bill, of Harrison; and two brothers, John and wife, Marilyln Bowman, of Hartwell, Ga., and James and wife, Karen Robinson, of Tacoma, Wash.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Crossroads Community Church with Rev. Johnny Walters, Rev. Robert Boen, and Rev. Paul Braschler officiating.

Burial will be in Coleman Cemetery at Pelsor under the direction of Coffman Funeral Home of Harrison.

Active pallbearers will be Tobb Gilbert, Rick Cross, Randy Teltow, Roger Hampton, Spanky Woods, Jeff Adams, Mike Adams, and Kenny Gilley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Cathy Clary, FedEx family, Crossroads Community Church family, Jeff Minor, 76er’s classmates, Dawn Whiteside, and staff at Hospice of the Hills.

Rev. Archie W. Wheeler

Rev. Archie W. Wheeler, 100, of Conway, formerly of Clarksville, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Greenbrier.

A native of Alix, he was a son of the late Fred and Mary McCleary Wheeler, retired coal miner, Army veteran of World War II, wounded in Germany and a Purple Heart recipient. He served as minister at several Baptist churches including East Mount Zion, Woodland, Spadra, and Union Grove and was a member of Harlan Park Baptist Church at Conway. He was employed at the Fair Store in Clarksville as a clerk and later as manager for several years, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Barnett Wheeler; and nine brothers and sisters.

Survivors include three daughters, Velma Albat of Conway, Mary Ann Plumlee and husband, Hugh, of Berryville, and Linda Jetton of Russellville; one sister, Polly Key of Clarksville; five grandchildren, Karen Doss of Farmington, Alan Plumlee of Harrison, Erich Albat and Vickie Gibson, both of Conway, and Tony Jetton of Russellville; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Erich Albat officiating.

Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery at Clarksville under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be West Doss, Jacob Doss, Gary Gibson, Alan Plumlee, Tony Jetton and Erich Albat.

Visitation is open.

Signa Lessley

Signa Mae Lessley, 96, of Lamar died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Lamar.

She was a native of Hunt, daughter of the late John and Frankie Jaggers Shamblin, former resident of Ozark, member of Webb City Baptist Church, widow of Rufus (Boots) Lessley, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Vaughn and Vincent Shamblin.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Lynne Follis of Ozark; one brother, Pat Shamblin of California; three grandchildren, Leslie King of Jonesboro, Lisa Saxon of LaVon, Texas, and Laynie Veitch of Leonard, Mich.; and one great-grandchild, Stacy Saxon of Wilson, N.C.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Highland Cemetery at Ozark with Rev. Chuck Gililland officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Shamblin, Jimmy and Larry Lessley, and Dale Overbey.

Memorials may be made to Webb City Baptist Church, 817 South Highway 309, Ozark, AR 72949.

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