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Carolyn Jeanette Wright

Carolyn Jeanette Wright, 62, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at her home.

She was a native of Clarksville, retired Clarksville Public School teacher, member of the retired teachers association and East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist Church, daughter of the late Ralph and Marie Crotts, and widow of Jimmy Wright.

She is survived by one daughter, Porsha Russell and husband, Jason, of Ozark; one son, Douglas Wright and wife, Kelli, of Clarksville; one sister, Linda Pye and husband, Quentin, of Weatherford, Okla.; three brothers, Kenneth Crotts of Lamar, Mitchell Crotts and wife, Connie, of Waldron, and Robert Crotts and wife, Dena, of Tampa, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Noah Wright, Anna Grace Wright, Tanner Russell, and Mattie Russell.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating.

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

Active pallbearers were Andrew Crotts, Clayton Crotts, Paul Crotts, Jason Pye, Leo Knoernschild, and Doyle Jordan.

Honorary pallbearers were Noah Wright, Anna Grace Wright, Tanner Russell, Mattie Russell, Matthew Crotts and Jeremy Pye.

Memorials may be made to East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund or Jim Wright Family Memorial Scholarship, Johnson County Community Foundation.

Delbert Warren

Delbert (Pete) Warren, 75, of Belfair, Wash., died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in Belfair, Wash.

He was a son of the late Manley and Effie Brison Warren, former resident of Salus, Army veteran, co-owner of an excavating company in Washington, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Hartsel Warren and Arnold Warren; and one sister, Irene Raymond.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Sammy Warren; one sister, Juanita Brinkman of Coffeyville, Kan.; three brothers, Argus (Doc) Warren of Lamar, Kenneth Warren of Quinlan, Texas, and Bobby Warren of Clarksville; four nephews; and five nieces.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Salus Cemetery with Rev. Robert Boen officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Interfaith Service Network Pantry, P. O. Box 1068, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Glen Newton Kern

Glen Newton Kern, 87, of Clarksville died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at WakeMed of Cary Hospital in Cary, N.C.

He was a native of LaHarpe, Ill., son of the late A.W. and Olive Negley Kern, graduate of Terre Haute High School in Terre Haute, Ill., farmer, polled hereford breeder, served on the Henderson County Board of Directors and the Terre Haute School board, was a director of Western Illinois Hereford Association and the Illinois Polled Hereford Association, member of the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association, elder of LaHarpe Christian Church, and was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Stevenson Kern; one daughter, Helen Christine Kern; four sisters, Anna Traser Berlett, Margaret Rice, Bertha Jacob and Beulah Waddill; and six brothers, Milton Kern, Royal Kern, Harry Kern, Frank Kern, Lyle Kern, and his twin, Gale Kern.

Survivors include six sons, Gavin Kern of Los Angeles, Calif., Leon (Nancy) Kern of West Union, S.C., Sid (Dadee) Kern of Clarksville, Ted (Kelly) Kern of Rotonda, Fla., Robin (Brenda) Kern of Mt. Airy, N.C., and Ricky (Linda) Kern of Raleigh, N.C.; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at the LaHarpe Christian Church with Pastor David Kern officiating.

Burial will be in the LaHarpe Cemetery.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe, Ill., where the family will be from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to LaHarpe Christian Church, P.O. Box 552, LaHarpe, IL 61450 or the Clarksville Church of Christ, 2211West Main Street, Clarksville, AR 72830.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Clarksville Church of Christ.

Joyce Ann Dobbs

Joyce Ann Dobbs, 77, of Clarksville died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical  Center.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Dave and Bennie Manning Bailey, member of Spadra Methodist Church, and was preceded in death by one son, John David Dobbs; two sisters, Opal Hall and Alma Gean; and two brothers, David Bailey Jr. and Edward Bailey.

Survivors include her husband, Roland J. Dobbs; two daughters, Carol Denise Smith and husband, Eric, of Clarksville and Mary Ann Tucker and husband, Bill, of Hot Springs; one son, Roland Wayne Dobbs and wife, Darlene, of Hartman; one sister, Norma Lee Warren of Clarksville; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Regina Turner officiating. The body was cremated.

Thomas Kevin Morgan

Thomas Kevin (Buddy) Morgan, 40, of Coal Hill died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at his home.

He was a native of Johnson County, graduate of Westside High School at Coal Hill where he played on the basketball team, and was preceded in death by his father, Junior Morgan.

Survivors include his wife, Stacey Harkreader Morgan; one daughter, Sarah Hurst of Coal Hill; one son, Braxton Morgan of the home; mother, Latrica Morgan of Coal Hill; one sister, Melissa Parker of Coal Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Zeiler officiating. Burial was in Hartman Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Jody Humphrey, Chadd Acord, Rocky Satterfield, Lance Fowler, Graig Estep, and Jimmy Jack Butler.

Honorary pallbearers were Jerret Morgan, Jeff Mayfield, Andy Butler, and Wayne Robinson.

Velma Ion McNabb

Velma Ion (Jean) McNabb, 97, of Clarksville died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Clarksville Health and Rehab.

She was a licensed minister with the United Pentecostal Church, daughter of the late William Robertson and Mary Tennessee Kenemur Fennell, widow of Noah Alban McNabb, native of Italy, Texas, and was preceded in death by three sisters, Sally Constantine, Jewell Shelby, and Willie Basham; and five brothers, Offie Fennell, Jess Fennell, Luke Fennell, Bud Fennell, and Ode Fennell.

She is survived by two sons, Ronnie Dwight and wife, Carolyn McNabb of Lamar and Brian Douglas and wife, Lillian of Harlingen, Texas; three grandchildren, Ellisa and husband, Garry Houghton of Dover, La Shonna and husband, Mark Kirk of Heath, Ohio, and Stephanie and husband, Greg Cagle of Knoxville; eight great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernon Long and Rev. Mike Minniear officiating.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Willbarger Memorial Park Cemetery in Vernon, Texas, with Rev. Jerry Ensey officiating.

Juanita Deeds

Juanita Deeds passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in Clarksville, AR. Juanita was born August 13, 1911, at Ludwig, AR, near Clarksville to Harve Jonathan and Mattie (Park) Taylor and was the oldest of eight children. She attended elementary school at Ludwig, graduated from Clarksville, AR High School, and received her college degree from the University of the Ozarks in 1934.

Following graduation she taught one year in Branch, AR Junior High School before being offered a job in Pritchett, CO. Superintendent E. Y. Hill, formerly of Charleston, AR, went to Arkansas the summer of 1935 recruiting teachers so Juanita and another Branch faculty member went to Colorado to teach.

There she met her husband, the late William Howard Deeds who had recently graduated from Central Methodist College in Fayette, MO and returned to Pritchett to assist his family in the hardware, lumber and ranching business. Upon the untimely death of Howard’s father, Cyrus J. Deeds in 1934, Howard became the manager and partner in the Jett & Deeds business in Pritchett. He and Juanita were married in 1939. They had two daughters, Mary Jane and Karen Ann.

Juanita taught a total of six years in Pritchett and gave private piano lessons in her home for many years. She was actively involved in community activities there for 22 years, playing for church, funerals, weddings, etc. and caring for her family.

In 1957 Howard, Juanita and daughters moved to Fowler where they owned and operated a hardware store for a few years before acquiring ranch land in Crowley County, CO.

Juanita returned to teaching with one year in Manzanola, followed by 15 years in Fowler upper elementary, retiring in 1977. She was a member of the Fowler United Methodist Church where she served as organist for many years and was active in the women’s organizations of the church.

She was an active member of Fowler Woman’s Club, Colorado Retired School Employees Association, served many years on the Fowler Library Board, and was a strong member of the former B.P.W. Club.

Being left alone in 1972 following the sudden death of her husband with their children and families living out of state, Juanita continued living in her Fowler home until November 2005. With advancing age it became wiser to move to a retirement center. She chose to return to her original home of Clarksville, AR where relatives still live and to be closer to the adjoining states where her daughters live.

Juanita is survived by daughters, Mary Jane Stubbs (Gary) of Shawnee, KS, and Karen Gulley (Jim) of College Station, TX. Surviving grandchildren are Ron Stubbs (Vianca) of Miami, FL, Bryan Stubbs (Joy Harrison) of El Cerrito, CA, Alison Kentch (Sean) of Chesapeake, VA, and Alicia Gilley (Bob Dunn) of Olathe, KS. Great-grandchildren include Chelsey Gilley-Dunn, Olathe, KS, Madison and Logan Kentch, Chesapeake, VA, and Ruby Natalia Stubbs of El Cerrito, CA. She is survived by one sister, Anna Jane Warren (John) of Clarksville, AR and sister-in-law, Joanne Taylor, also of Clarksville. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 535, Clarksville, AR 72830 or University of the Ozarks, 415 North College Avenue, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Clarksville, AR with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Juanita Deeds will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2011, at the Fowler United Methodist Church. Visitation will be at Griffy Funeral Home on Thursday, January 13, 2011, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Burial will take place at the Springfield, CO Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2011.

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Levon Stumbaugh

Levon Stumbaugh, age 90, of Clarksville, Arkansas, died Thursday, January 6, 2011, at Clarksville Health & Rehab.

He was a native of Clarksville and a graduate of Clarksville High School. He joined the National Guard in Clarksville shortly after graduating. His unit was mobilized and deployed to the Aleutian Islands for 26 months during World War II. He had many stories of his time spent in the Aleutians and always enjoyed exchanging these stories with his many friends from the Clarksville area who served with him. He remained in the National Guard after the war and retired as company commander of the local Guard unit after 22 years of service.

He was employed for 35 years as the office manager at Lewis & Clark Chevrolet and enjoyed another 12 years as an employee of Nite Lite until he finally retired at age 72.  He served on the city council and was an active member of First Methodist Church for many years.

He was preceded in death by twin brother, Leon, of North Little Rock and son, Jerry, of Little Rock.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen, of 65 years; two children, Alan Stumbaugh and wife, Donna, of Houston, Texas and Becky Clifton of Clarksville; three grandchildren, Lisa Thomas and husband, Aaron, of Houston, Texas, Jenny Hering and husband, Zeb, of Waco, Texas, and Justin and Amber Plugge of Clarksville; and four great-grandchildren, Joel and Jonathan Thomas, Kinleigh and Zeke Hering, and Aiden and Landon Plugge.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at First Methodist Church with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating.

Burial was at Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Larry Plugge, Freeman Wish, Pat King, Phillip Jacobs, Bud Horne and Ewing Cline.

Honorary pallbearers were Al Davis Sr., Harold Lewis, Ken Miller, Al Shipman, James Riddle and James Elliott.

The family wishes to express its deepest appreciation to the kind staff and nurses at Clarksville Health & Rehab and to the compassionate and supportive personnel with Arkansas Hospice.

Memorials may be made to First Methodist Church, P.O. Box 535, Clarksville, Arkansas or Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway, Suite 3, Russellville, Arkansas 72801.

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Winston Hardin

Winston Hardin, 83, died early Monday morning, December 27, 2010, in Ozark, AR.

Born December 10, 1927, in Scranton, AR, Winston was preceded in death by his wife, Nola Blanche Dodgen Hardin; his parents, Charlie Martin Hardin and Ruby Stephens Hardin; and one brother.

Winston grew up and lived in the Coal Hill area until he joined the navy at age 17 where he served his country for two years. After the Navy he returned to the Clarksville area where he finished his senior year of high school and then entered The College of the Ozarks where he met and married Nola Blanche Dodgen, also a student at the college. After receiving his degree in business administration and a minor in physical education from C of 0, Winston enrolled at the University of Arkansas to finish his education with a master’s degree.

While job hunting, Winston was offered a position in Florida to start and manage a Boys Club of America when his father-in-law, Harold Dodgen, offered Winston a position in his company, Harold Dodgen Inc., Winston accepted and began a long and successful career in the poultry industry. Mr. Dodgen sold his company in 1968 to Cargill Inc. and Winston remained with Cargill as General Manager of the 0zark area operations until he took early retirement in 1985 due to an eye condition known as macular degeneration.

Winston loved Arkansas and Ozark and held many positions in the community of Ozark and around the state. He lobbied in Washington DC at the national level and in Little Rock at the state level in support of the Arkansas poultry industry. He also held positions and served on committees for organizations such as The Arkansas Poultry Federation,The Lions Club and served as school board president in Ozark during some tumultuous times in 1958 and 1959.

One of Winston’s most proud accomplishments was having organized the Ozark Baseball Program in 1961. He managed and coached in the league for many years while making Ozark baseball a formidable opponent in the state of Arkansas and surrounding states. Winston was an avid golfer and a founding member of both the Little Creek Recreation Club in Caulksville and the Ozark Recreation Club in Ozark. He was a longstanding member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ozark where he sang in the choir and was a former elder.

Winston had a love for all sports, especially Razorback football, basketball and baseball which he listened to avidly, seldom missing a game. He was a long standing supporter of the University of Arkansas Razorback Foundation and also a proud alumni of the University of the Ozarks, formerly The College of the Ozarks, and remained actively involved in the alumni association.

Survivors include one son,Winston Lanier Hardin of Ozark; one daughter, Stacie Hardin Young and husband, Mark, of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Neosha Kelton of Dallas, Texas; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Young and Natalie Young, both of Atlanta, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 am Saturday, January 15, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark, Arkansas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Ozark. AR.

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