April 13, 2021

2/9/2011

Eldon Butler Colley

Eldon Butler Colley, 85, of Clarksville died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Eastland, Texas, son of the late Clyde Roscoe and Elsie Maitlen Colley, member of Union Grove Baptist Church, served in the Coast Guard, formerly employed as an aircraft system buyer and by Skelly Conoco Station, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Bertie Bargsley and Francis Knowles; and four brothers, Howard Colley, Lester Colley, Russell Colley, and Clyde Colley.

Survivors include his wife, Helen E. Heaslet Colley; one daughter, Louan Pyron and husband, David, of Clarksville; two sons, Royce Colley and wife, Rosalie, of Hartman and James R. Colley and wife, Sharon, of Clarksville; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Union Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Burnett King officiating.

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

Active pallbearers were Luke Colley, Jerod Colley, Jared Bradley, Tony Turturro, Brian Stobbs, and Eric Blackard.

Honorary pallbearers were Zachary Stobbs and Adam Colley.

Memorials may be made to Union Grove Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1835, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Carrel Jeffrey Barnes

Funeral for Carrel Jeffrey Barnes, 81, of Ozark, who died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, in Ozark, was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Kendall Ross and Rev. Steve Sawrie officiating.

Burial was in Woodland Cemetery north of Clarksville.

Active pallbearers were Allan Ellison, Shayne Ellison, Aaron Ellison, Jeffrey Ellison, David Ellison, and Brent Carper.

Honorary pallbearers were Michael Vickery, Kip Smith and Shane Baker.

He was a native of Fayette, Ala., son of the late Carrel C. and Sadie Dunn Barnes, former resident of Springdale, feed mill supervisor with Swift Company and Tyson Foods for 30-plus years, member of Ozark Free Will Baptist Church, United States Army veteran having served during the Korean conflict, and was preceded in death by his wife, Agatha Morsani Barnes.

He is survived by two daughters, Gwin Ellison of Ozark and Carrol Robertson of Austin; two stepdaughters, Earline Lewis of Owasso, Okla., and Ondella Baker of Waynesboro, Miss.; two stepsons, Cleve Rogers of Plano, Texas, and George Smith of Baker, Fla.; one sister, Faye Vickery of Paris; two brothers, Otis Barnes of Arlington, Tenn., and Stanley Barnes of Newport Richie, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Frances K. Baskin

Frances Knight Baskin, 86, of Clarksville died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Fort Smith, daughter of the late William and Carrie Mooney Knight, graduate of Fort Smith High School, widow of Virgil Baskin, retired dental assistant, member of First United Methodist Church and Methodist Women’s Circle, and was preceded in death by one son, James McNinch; three brothers; and three sisters.

She is survived by one daughter-in-law, Laura McNinch of Greenbrier; numerous nieces and nephews; and longtime friends and caregivers, Robbie and Tyler Mooney, Daymond Evans and Ginger Larsen, all of Pea Ridge.

The body was cremated. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Muriel Eichenberger

Muriel Eichenberger, 96, of Clarksville died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Hartman, daughter of the late Samuel and Minnie Johnson, widow of Lee Black Eichenberger, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Sonia Breighner.

She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Eichenberger of Clarksville; and one son, Roger Eichenberger of Westmont, Ill.

The body was cremated. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Reno C. Young

Reno C. Young, 76, of Geismar, La., died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at his home.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Gene Young.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Bill Hanuska of Hartman; one son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Angela Young of Amelia, La.; five grandchildren including Ciara, Emily and Shelby Hanuska of Hartman and one great-grandson.

The body was cremated.

Robert Hall Forsyth


Robert Hall Forsyth, 71, of Clarksville died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.

He was a native of Jacksonville, Fla., graduate of Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville, Fla., retired iron worker, member of the Iron Workers Union, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Ann Rogers.

He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Kay West of Dardanelle and Melinda Sue Norwood of Coal Hill; two sons, Robert Hall Forsyth Jr. of Salt Lake City, Utah, and James Brian Forsyth of American Fork, Utah; one sister, Betty Jane Pack of Jackson, Miss.; one brother, Thomas Forsyth of Salt Lake City, Utah; and seven grandchildren.

The body was cremated. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Selby Brown

Selby Brown, 85, of Knoxville, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center in Little Rock.

He was born at Knoxville, son of the late Vern R. and Hester Lee Selby Brown, member of Lamar Church of Christ, United States Navy veteran of World War II, farmer and teacher having begun his career teaching high school math and later sixth, seventh, and eighth grade classes. After 10 years, he became the county school supervisor for Johnson County, a position he held for 33 years. He was preceded in death by three sons, Glen Selby “Buddy” Brown, Ronald F. Brown, and Robert L. Brown; and two sisters, Bea Molinaro and Betty Davis.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Brown; four daughters, Eloise Freeman of Nashville, Tenn., and Johanna Kenner, Carol Struckmeyer and husband, Randy, and Jennie Brown, all of Knoxville; one sister, Verna Kness of Youngstown, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 11,  at the Clarksville Church of Christ with Darin Downs officiating.

 Burial will be in the Knoxville Cemetery under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Robert Brown, Martin Freeman, Andy Brown, Kyle Struckmeyer, Kristopher Struckmeyer and Brett Ballard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tarry Paxson, Larry Holman, Dr. Robert Thurlby, and Harold Parker.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at Shinn Funeral Home in Russellville.

Ollie M. Freeman

Ollie M. English Freeman, 83, of Lamar died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Little Rock.

She was a daughter of the late C. W. and Nora Sexton English, widow of Leymon Freeman, farm laborer, and preceded in death by one sister, Vesta Cooper; and three brothers, Floyd English, Lewell English, and Lester English.

She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Sanderson and husband, Earl, of London, Bonnie Chamberlin and husband, Steve, of Lamar, and Darlene Pratt and husband, Dean, of Clarksville; one son, Larry English and wife, Kris, of London; two brothers, Loyd English of Lamar and Norvel English of Dover; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dwayne Holland and Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in Annie’s Chapel Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Scott Sanderson, Chad Pratt, Nathan Pratt, Caleb English, Ryan English, and Jason James.

Honorary pallbearers will be Eric James, Weston James, Brady James, Chase Wiley, Bryce Sanderson, Hannah Sanderson, Rayleigh Pratt, James Pratt and Marli English.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel.

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