April 21, 2021

12/29/2010

Alfred Sam Carlisle

Alfred Sam Carlisle, 61, of Coal Hill died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, in Ozark.  He was a retired printer.  He was born Nov. 19, 1949, to Alfred Carlisle and Thelma Fultz Carlisle.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Fultz Lach, and a sister, Sue Carlisle Nashkoff.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Dorney Carlisle of Coal Hill;  his father and stepmother, Alfred and Delthia Carlisle; stepfather, Edmund Lach; a daughter, Melanie Estep and husband, Jeff, of Clarksville; stepdaughter, Jade Riley, and special granddaughter, Marley Riley, of Hartman; a stepson, Adam Keefer of Hartman; two brothers, Keith Songer and wife, Brenda, of Valporaiso, Ind., and Tim Carlisle and wife, Jennifer, of Indiana; three sisters, Kim Carlisle, Brenda Choder and husband, Mike, and Pam Grede and husband, Phil, all  of Indiana; five other grandchildren, Tyler, Jeff, Jordan, Jaron, and Jacob; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service has been planned for a later date.  The body was cremated under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.  To leave an online condolence to the family visit the website: shafferfuneralhomeweb.com.

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Betty Herring Cook


Betty Ann Elizabeth Herring Bailey Cook, 86, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, in The Woodlands, Texas.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Clyde Cecil and Louise James Herring, married to George Ruben Bailey of Ozone and later to Herbert Cook of Houston, Texas, 50-year member of Epworth Methodist Church where she was active in the leadership and a member of the choir, volunteer Girl Scout and Brownie Troop leader, participated in charitable organizations and travel, member of Klein Eastern Star No. 1141, past member of Park Place Eastern Star where she held several star point positions, and honorary member of the Jefferson Davis Chapter 1637 United Daughters of the Confederacy in Houston, Texas.

Survivors include two daughters, Georgia Bailey Simmons and husband, Ernest, and Patricia Bailey Annoot and husband, Alvin, of Spring, Texas; one sister, Jimmie Katherine Hudson of Lufkin, Texas; one brother, Clyde Cecil Herring and wife, Etta, of Glendine, Mont.; grandchildren, Gregory Lindsey, Amanda Wuensche-Pool, Sandra Ternyik, and Denise Lindsey-Hayman; great-grandchildren, Brittany Wuensche, Ashley Wuensche, Tiffany Wuensche, MaKenna Hayman, Amber Lindsey, Maddie Lindsey, Kayla Lindsey, Emma Ternyik, Warren Lindsey and Tanner Kuhle; and great-great-grandchildren, Christine Angelina Mendez and Kalen Hunter Wuensche.

Funeral was Monday, Dec. 20, in the Main Chapel at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home followed by burial at Forest Park East Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tanner Kuhle, Ernest Simmons, Gregory Lindsey, Wayne Pool, Jason Hayman, and Alvin Annoot.

Billy Willis

Billy Willis, age 80, of Clarksville, Arkansas, died Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at U.A.M.S. Medical Center.

He was a graduate of Clarksville High School and a member of First United Methodist Church.

He retired after serving 29 years in the United States Navy.

He moved to Clarksville and retired again after 28 years with the Clarksville Light and Water.

He was very involved with the youth serving as the boxing coach for many years.

He was a member of the Clarksville Country Club and loved his golfing and fellow golfers, his coffee crew and his S.N.S.C. members.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy of 60 years; three children, Judy and husband, Kevin Felkins, of Clarksville, Jimmy Willis of Fort Smith, and Joe Willis of Ft. Worth, Texas; four grandchildren, Kacy and husband, Larry Heyland, of Clarksville, Brandon Felkins of Little Rock, Aaron Willis of Fort Smith, and Taylor Willis of Steamboat Springs, Colorado; and great-grandchildren, Abbey Felkins, Trenton Owens, Karry, Brooklyn, Larry, and Matthew Heyland of Clarksville.

Memorial service to be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home, Clarksville, Arkansas.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 535, Clarksville, Arkansas 72830.

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Frances C. Webb

Frances Charlene Webb, 60, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, in Clarksville.

She was born in Little Rock to Charles and Evabell Thomson and was employed in quality control by Tyson Foods.

Survivors include two sons, Fredrick Bissell of Hartman and Christopher Bissell of Kaysville, Utah; one brother, Charlie Thomson of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Sandy Duhon of Dardanelle; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Clarksville.

Crematory arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Ima Jean Thronebury

Ima Jean Thronebury, 80, of Coal Hill died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Jasper and widow of Silas Olen Thronebury.

She is survived by four sons, Danny Thronebury and wife, Irma, of Ozark, James Thronebury and wife, Linda, of Holdenville, Okla., and Steve Thronebury and wife, Letha, and David Thronebury and Kelli, all of Clarksville; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, at the Minnow Creek Cemetery with Rev. Chuck Starnes officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Cody Hamm, Joby Vire, Cory Vire, Jarod Thronebury, Cade Thronebury,  and Chris Thronebury.

Lee Jackson Sexton

Lee Jackson Sexton, 90, of Clarksville died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at his home.

He was born at Red Lick, son of the late Albert Custus and Thyra Belle King Sexton, member of Stillwell Bible Baptist Church, and retired employee of Eureka Brick and Tile Company.

Survivors include his wife, Oneida Blevins Sexton; four sons, Jack Sexton of Lamar, Tommy Sexton and wife, Sherry, and Phillip Sexton and wife, Brenda, all of Clarksville, and Kenny Sexton and wife, Beverly, of Elkins; two sisters, Laura Belle Soard and Carolyn Johnson, both of Clarksville; one brother, Richard Sexton of Clarksville; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Stillwell Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Goodman and Rev. Steve Askins officiating.

Burial was in Stillwell Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Michael Sexton, Lance Sexton, Aaron Sexton, Shane Sexton, Sean Sexton, and Drew Sexton.

Memorials may be made to Stillwell Cemetery, 1560 CR 3348, Clarksville, AR 72830 or Stillwell Bible Baptist Church, 117 CR 3452, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Leon Betnar

Leon Betnar, 83, of Lamar died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010.

He was a native of Pettigrew, son of the late Glen and Myrtle Hamilton Betnar, member of the Pentecostal Church, and was employed in maintenance at the University of the Ozarks for several years prior to retirement. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Vernon, Levon and Jim Betnar.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Thornton Betnar; two sons, Danny Betnar of Clarksville and Gary Betnar of Ozark; one daughter, Barbra McGuire of Clarksville; one sister, Shirley Walker of Clarksville; five grandchildren, Bret Betnar of Washington, D.C., Bart Betnar of Korea, Kelly Betnar of Clarksville, Angela McClellan of Lamar, and Kim Bishop of Rogers; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Freeman officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Michael Boyd, Bret Betnar, Terry Betnar, Ron Scarberry, Billy Scarberry, and Gerald Cowell.

Honorary pallbearers were Connie Betnar, Clyde Betnar, Junior Walker, Bart Betnar, Ronnie Betnar, and Larry Betnar.

Patsy Jean Moore


Patsy Jean Moore, 55, of Midland, sister of Yvonne Marvel of Clarksville, died Sunday, Dec, 26, 2010, in Midland.

She was born  in Ozark to Ed and Lavern Standley Holman, and was preceded in death by a sister, Teresa Williams.

She is survived by her husband, Douglas Moore; two daughters, Melissa Moore and Amanda Cloos, both of Ozark; one son, Wesley Marvel of Fort Smith; two stepdaughters, Alyssa Tusik of Springfield, Ill., and Ashlee Moore of West Frankfort, Ill.; one stepson, Nathan Moore of West Frankfort, Ill.; one other sister, Francis Williams of Ozark; six grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Troy Vaughn officiating. Burial will be at Belt cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Kiley Moore, Wesley Marvel, Harold Marvel, Robert Guy, Capper Helmert, Trip Canady, Mark Cloos, and Justin Cloos.

Honorary pallbearers will be Nathan Moore and Nathan Cloos.

Randy L. Harden

Randy L. Harden, 43, of Reardan, Wash., died Nov. 21, 2010.

He was a former resident of the Lamar area and son of the late Melvin Hardin.

Survivors include one son, Jeremy L. Harden of Ozark; mother, Betty Harden; three sisters, Gail Bryum, Sandra Bryum, and Patsy Paxson; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held in the spring.

Robert D. Bussey


Robert D. Bussey, 67, of Knoxville died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010.

He was a graduate of South High School in Denver, Colo., son of the late Robert A. Bussey, Army veteran, received an associate’s degree in mechanical engineering from North East University and completed several courses at M.I.T. in Boston, Mass., employed as a certified quality assurance consultant and inspector at various nuclear sites by Stone and Webster of Boston, Mass., at Arkansas Nuclear One and the WIPP project at Carlsbad, N.M.,  co-owner of N.O.A. and was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Bussey.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Rogers Bussey; mother, Josephine Bussey of Denver, Colo.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Noelle and Daniel Hall, Melissa and Mark Bozicas, and Barbara Lynn and Jay Matthes; three sisters, Linda Bowen and husband, Duane, Martha Johnson and husband, Harold, and Pamela Peters, all of Denver, Colo.; one stepson and spouse, Jared and Cassandra Looper; seven grandchildren, Kyle, Mariah, Enzo, Jacob, Max, Bryon, and Austin; two stepgrandchildren, Mykalla and Angelinna; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrell Bridges officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Carl Dodd, Robert Beckham, Dale Wagner, Mikel Kinman, Kyle King, and David Bush.

Honorary pallbearers were Lanelle and Joe Russell, George and Phyllis Rogers, Frank and Diane Morlino, Robert and Ann Sheridan, Wayne and Joan Ackley, Elaine King, Jett Canada, Shannon Jones, and Michael and Ruth Caldwell.

Vivian Carter

Vivian Carter, 95, of Clarksville died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Clarksville Health and Rehab.

She was a daughter of the late J.C. and Mamie Childers, widow of Henry Carter, and was preceded in death by two daughters, Cherry Louise Carter and Nora Elaine Griffith; three brothers, Everette Childers, James Childers, and Hardy Childers; and one sister, Emily Ward.

Survivors include one daughter, Bea Cravens and husband, James, of Clarksville; two sons, Trent Carter and wife, Sally, of Perryville and Amos (Bud) Carter and wife, Mary, of Marion; two sisters, Laura Travis of Genada, Miss., and Carlene Croft of Prescott, Ariz.; two brothers, Charles Childers of Kaufman, Texas, and Don Childers of Blytheville; son-in-law, William Griffith; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, at Maple Hill Cemetery in Helena with Don Childers officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., Treatment and Cure of Leukemia.

Winston Hardin

Winston Hardin, 83, of Ozark died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in Ozark.

He was a native of Scranton, son of the late Charlie Martin and Ruby Stephens Hardin, retired manager for Cargill of Ozark, and was preceded in death by his wife, Nola Dodgen Hardin and one brother.

Survivors include one son, Winston L. Hardin of Ozark; one daughter, Stacie Young of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Neosha Kelton of Dallas, Texas; and two grandchildren.

Crematory arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

William O’Neal

William (Bill) O’Neal, 88, of Altus died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Paris Health and Rehab.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Lee and Carrie Peters O’Neal, graduate of Clarksville High School, member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, retired U. S. Postal Service employee, 60-year member of Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 9, member and past patron of Clarksville Chapter No. 172 Order of Eastern Star, past president of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, served eight years as treasurer of the Arkansas Federation of NARFE, member of the Clarksville National Guard Unit which was mobilized and sent to the Aleutian Island of Umnak and while there was the recipient of nine metals, and was preceded in death by one son, Steve O’Neal.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Sosebee O’Neal; three sons, Don O’Neal of Wynne, Ronnie O’Neal of Sherwood, and Francis O’Neal of Crystal River, Fla.; two sisters, Audrey Edwards of Fort Smith and Hazel Holt of Springdale; one brother, Norman O’Neal of Van Buren; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Chuck Trusty and Don Gillam officiating.

Burial will be in Burnett Cemetery at Altus under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Darrell Wheeler, Harold Sosebee, Richard McMahan, Bobby Griffith, James Jaggers, and Mike Young.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Billy Hill, Jack Cline, John Burke, Steven Wyatt, Len Bradley, Dr. Marc Muncy, Dale Caldwell, and Hartsel Sosebee.

Betty Kelton Cook

Betty Ruth Kelton Cook, 83, of Clarksville died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Clarksville.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Riley and Pearl Brock Kelton, widow of Dwight Cook, graduate of Clarksville High School, and member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, William Cook and wife, Sonda, of Broken Arrow, Okla.; one sister, Maudie Hartgrave of Okmulgee, Okla.; one brother, Riley Kelton Jr. of Dallas, Texas; and one grandchild, Neel Cook and wife, Courtney, of Broken Arrow, Okla.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating.

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

Active pallbearers will be David Handley, Dale Caldwell, Rip Teal, John Daniels, Clayton Caldwell, and Bill Stewart.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Jaggers, Mike Jacobs, and Bob Sparks.

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