June 17, 2021


Bonnie Gash Brooks

Bonnie Gash Brooks, 80, of Corpus Christi, Texas, formerly of Clarksville, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

She was the widow of Bill Brooks and a retired employee of CCAD-NAS in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Survivors are two daughters, Linda Davenport of Orange Grove, Texas, and Vicki Verdugo of Corpus Christi, Texas; one son, Tommy Brooks of Three Rivers, Texas; one sister, Wilma Richardson of Missouri, formerly of Clarksville; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Duncan Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Clifford E. Tillery

Clifford E. Tillery, 86, of Hartman died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at his home.

He was a native of Cass, member of Alix Assembly of God Church, World War II Navy veteran, and preceded in death by his wife, Martha Stover Tillery.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Jordon of Ozark and Carla Jackson of Clarksville; two sons, Ernest Tillery and wife, Sandy, of Clarksville and Richard Tillery and wife, Twila, of Knoxville; one sister, Mary Jane Broyles of Fort Smith; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Birdsong officiating. Burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery near Coal Hill.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Dorney, Geary Roberts, Lonnie Wilson, Don Davidson, Dean Tillery and Richard Tillery.

Harvey A. Severn

Harvey A. Severn, 89, of London died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at his home.

A native of Chester, Okla., he was a son of the late George and Winnie Wells Severn, World War II Army veteran, served in the South Pacific, received three Bronze Stars, member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, former employee of Swift Processing Plant in Clarksville and Forestery Service Parks and Recreational for several years, and preceded in death by his wife, Thelma LaFaye; one brother, Andrew Brightman; two sisters, Lenore Manning and Judy Severn; five grandchildren, Tonya Lavender, Jimmy Ray Severn, Lisa Shepherd, Billy Middleton, and James Smith; and two stepsons, Lee Dunlap and David Dunlap.

Survivors include three daughters, Winnie Mae Pipkin of Big Cedar, Okla., Mary Louise Williams of Greenwood, and Anna Jo Harp of Las Vegas, Nev.; one son, Tommy George Severn of Gentry; four stepdaughters, Linda Shepherd and husband, Mike, of Lamar, Rita DeNike and husband, Jim, of Clarksville, Anna Myers and husband, John, of London, and Barbara Torres and husband, Rey, of Conroe, Texas; one stepson, Danny Dunlap and wife, Julia, of Coal Hill; two sisters, Pansy Waldrip of Floral and Frances Long of Gentry; one brother, Frank Severn and wife, Retha, of Gentry; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Owen officiating. Burial was at the Hess Cemetery in Coal Hill.

Active pallbearers were Michael Shepherd, Jimmy Jack Butler, Andrew Butler, Daniel  Dunlap, Robert Gore and Rick Hose.

Honorary pallbearers were Bruce Dunlap, Glenn Severn, David Lee Dunlap, R.D. Dunlap, Gavin Green, Levi Sexton, Ryan Williams, and Jody Smith.

Herchel Don Owens

Herchel Don (Buck) Owens, 67, of Scottsville, whose son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Shuree Owens, reside in Clarksville, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

He was born at the Economy Community to Louis Grady (L.G.) and Margaret Victoria Harris Owens, veteran of the United States Navy having received a Good Conduct medal, member of Rogers-Rye VFW Post 2283 and coached youth baseball. He was a master plumber for 40-plus years working with his brother in Don and Larry’s Plumbing Company for 25-plus years and was the recipient of the Arkansas State Plumbers Association’s “Plumber of the Year” award.

He is also survived by one other son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Christy Owens of Springdale; two daughters and sons-in-law,Vicki and Keith Mills and Tanya and Roger Lee, all of Dover; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ernest and Pat Owens of Hector and Larry and Wanda Owens of Russellville; one sister, Betty Mills of Hollister, Mo.; two grandchildren, Taylor and Grady Owens, both of Springdale; seven stepgrandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Shinn Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville with Rev. Roy Chisum and Rev. David Owens officiating.

Burial, with military honors provided by Roger-Rye VFW Post 2283, was at St. Joe Cemetery north of Atkins.

Active pallbearers were Randall Palmer, Donnie Paige, Matt Hays, Dan Owens, Rick Owens, and Blake Babson.

Honorary pallbearers were Syd Rudder, Darrell Rose, Earl Chisum, and Kenny Summers.

Memorials may be made to the Hector Youth Athletic Program, c/o Simmons Bank, Becky Reed, 800 North Arkansas Avenue, Russellville, AR 72801.

John W. Breedlove Sr.

John Wayne Breedlove Sr., 61, of Coal Hill died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at his home.

He was a native of Marked Tree, son of the late James Marion Breedlove and Lois Marie Magby, retired policeman, member of First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by two brothers, James Edward Breedlove and Tommy Dean Breedlove.

Survivors include his wife, Deloris Breedlove; one daughter, Carla Ann Cowell and husband, Anthony Wayne (Peanut), of the Flat Rock Community; one son, John Wayne Breedlove Jr., and wife, Alicia Dawn, of Denning; one sister, Janice Gehrt of the Lone Pine Community; three brothers, Jerry Lee Breedlove of Clarksville, Mike Harkness of West Memphis and Bill Harkness of Paris; three grandchildren, James Christopher Carter, Megan Cowell, and Haley Newell; and one great-grandchild, Jaden Newell.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating.

The body was cremated.

John W. Wilson

John W. Wilson, 72, of Clarksville died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at Clarksville.

He was a native of Oxly, Mo., son of the late John Wesley Wilson and Maude Wilson Chandler, 30-year military veteran of the United States Armed Forces, retired electrician from Nuclear One near Russellville, and was preceded in death by one son, Mark Neal; stepfather, Joe Chandler; two sisters, Daisy Faulk and Audrey Imigine Wilson; and two brothers, Lawrence Wilson and Rainey Wilson.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Wilson; two daughters, Audrey Morgan and husband, Justin, of Searcy and Lynn Lynch and husband, P.J., of Quincy, Mass.; two sons, James Neal and wife, Sonya, of Russellville and Mark Voss of Boston, Mass.; two sisters, Evelena Gallion of Oxly, Mo., and Dorothy Smith of Cabot; two granddaughters, Abigail Bowden and Darcy Morgan; one grandson, Brandon Neal; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9, at Lamar Cemetery with Rev. Stan Chisum officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Tony Curtis Turner

Tony Curtis Turner, 46, of Muldrow, Okla., father of Delta Jacobs of Clarksville, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, in Muldrow, Okla.

Born in Fort Smith, he was the son of Barbara Stephens of Ozark and Hewie Turner of Gans, Okla.

Other survivors include his wife, Patricia; two daughters, Cassidy Hodge and Ariel Crabtree, both of Sallisaw, Okla.; two sons, Justin Foster and Jimmy Moore of the home; one sister, Theresa Harvey of Muldrow, Okla.; two brothers, Ronnie Turner of Muldrow, Okla., and Robert Turner of Ozark; and five grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Muldrow, Okla.

Burial was at Brent Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw, Okla.

Pallbearers were Ronnie and Robert Turner, Jeff Palmer, Bobby Lawson, Donnie Mizell and J.J. Moore.

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