July 27, 2021


Albert William Crumrine Jr.

Albert William Crumrine Jr., 81, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away at 1:50 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Sharon Health Care Elms in Peoria.

He was born Oct. 14, 1929, to Albert William Crumrine Sr. and Jenniebelle Dodge Crumrine in Clarksville. He married Bertha Evelyn Mayfield on Aug. 8, 1948, in Clarksville.

Bertha survives along with their beloved children:  daughter, Janice Anne (Crumrine) Buchna and her husband, William Robert Buchna of Wheaton, Ill.; daughter, Rhonda Lynn (Crumrine) McNally and her husband, Thomas Richard McNally of Broomfield, Colo.; son, Edward Lee Crumrine and his wife, Andrea Hawk Crumrine of  N. Canton, Ohio. He is also survived by six beloved grandchildren: Brian Robert Buchna of Wheaton, Ill., Mark William Buchna of Wheaton, Ill., Brianne Lynn (McNally) Claus and her husband, Adam Thomas Claus of Pittsburgh, Pa., Kevin Thomas McNally of Cincinnati, Ohio, Adam Edward Crumrine and his wife, Marissa (Varcho) Crumrine of Dublin, Ohio, and Harrison Lee Crumrine of Williamsburg, Va. Also surviving are three brothers and two sister, Kenneth Wayne Crumrine of Canyon Springs, Texas, Elizabeth Joanne Crumrine of Castle Rock, Colo., Dorothy Ione (Crumrine) Anglin of Clarksville, Ark., Henry Lee Crumrine of Lake Jackson, Texas, and James Edward Crumrine of Clarksville, Ark.

Al moved to Peoria from Clarksville in June 1948, worked at Caterpillar, Inc. for 39 years, including 34 years as an engineer. He was active in the Society of Automotive Engineers for many years. He was an Assistant Scout Master for the Boy Scouts for several years and completed Wood Badge training. Al enjoyed outdoor activities with his family such as camping, hiking, backpacking, gardening, fishing and traveling.

Visitation was held last Saturday at the Wilton Mortuary in Peoria. Cremation rites have been accorded. A private family service has been held. Burial of ashes will be in Oakland Cemetery, Clarksville, at a later date.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.thewiltonmortuary.com.

Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814.

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Deanna Bright Horner

Deanna E. Bright Horner was born June 8, 1961, in Grove City, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Bob and Gwen Moore of Clarksville, Arkansas. She died February 6, 2011, at her home in Hot Springs, Arkansas, at the age of 49. She was a graduate of Clarksville High School, attended Arkansas Tech, graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Arkansas, worked for Club Corp for seventeen years after college graduation, community volunteer, homemaker, member of Circle of Friends, past junior auxiliary member, volunteer for Hot Springs Sweetheart Program for American Heart Association, and active member of First United Methodist Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Deanna was known as “second mom” to many friends of Haleigh and the children at Lakeside School, and a board member of the Lakeside Parent Teacher Organization. She will be remembered with great love and compassion for all.

She leaves behind her husband, Jim Horner of Hot Springs, Arkansas; daughter, Haleigh Nicole Horner of Hot Springs, Arkansas; two brothers, David and wife, Patty, Bright of California and Dr. Dean Bright of Springdale, Arkansas; and two nieces, Carly and Sydney Bright of Springdale, Arkansas.

A memorial service was held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at First United Methodist Church, Hot Springs, Arkansas. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2011, at First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Clarksville, Arkansas. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery, Clarksville, Arkansas. Brother Vernon Bass will be officiating.

Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation, 904 Autumn Rd., Suite 500, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, P. O. Box 222, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203, First United Methodist Church, 1100 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901, or First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Clarksville, Arkansas 72830.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home, Clarksville, Arkansas.

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Elbert Boggs

Elbert Boggs, 82, of Oklahoma City, Okla., died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late William and Myrtle Boggs, served in the United States Armed Forces and later became an air traffic control instructor in Oklahoma City, Okla.

He is survived by one daughter, Kim Bleichner and husband, Kevin; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

Graveside services and burial were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home of Oklahoma City, Okla.

George A. Borglum

George Allyson Borglum, 89, of Clarksville died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Paris Health and Rehab.

He was a native of Concord, N.H., Army veteran of World War II, and a retired accountant.

He has no family survivors but is survived by caregivers, James Baskin, Doug Baskin, Bethel Baskin and Kelly Reed.

Crematory arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Gerad Joseph Neihouse

Gerad Joseph Neihouse, 88, of Festus, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, in Crystal City, Mo.

He was a native of Coal Hill, son of the late George A. and Theresa M. Rinke Neihouse, mechanic instructor, veteran of the United States Army and as a technical sergeant was awarded the Bronze Star while serving in Germany during World War II, Catholic, and was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Hill Neihouse; one sister, Sarah Croney; and two brothers, John W. Neihouse and Edward J. Neihouse.

Survivors include one daughter, Pamela G. Meyer of Hillsboro, Mo.; three sons, Francis J. Neihouse of Moberly, Mo., Gerad F. Neihouse of DeSoto, Mo., and Anthony K. Neihouse of Festus, Mo.; one sister, Geraldine Ball of North Kansas City, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Father Hilary Filiatreau officiating. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

Active pallbearers will be Robert Neihouse, Gerad Neihouse Jr., Daniel Meyer, Edward Cecil, and Mark Cecil.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends from the Coal Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Kaleb Brandin Needham

Kaleb Brandin Needham, 17, of Pocola, Okla., died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011.

Among the survivors are his parents, Doug and Kimberly Needham of Pocola, Okla.; and grandmothers, Patsy Needham of Clarksville and Mickey Russell of Ozone.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Pocola, Okla.

Mark Edward Hilton

Mark Edward Hilton, 50, of Clarksville died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at his home.

He was a native of Clarksville, retired telephone contractor, member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, and was preceded in death by one brother, Russell A. Hilton and companion, Pam Miller.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa Hilton; parents, Russell and Georgia Hilton of Clarksville; great-grandmother, Beatrice Velte of Clarksville; one sister, Francie Kenner of Clarksville; two stepdaughters, April Hefner of Heber Springs and Naja Auterson of Clarksville; one stepson, Toby Hood of Colorado; and four grandchildren, Alexandria Hood of Colorado, Katy Hill and Kira Hill, both of Heber Springs, and Tyler Williams of Lamar.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father David Bellinghausen and Abbot Jerome Kodell officiating. Burial will be in Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Steve Rigdon, Toby Hood, David Thompson, Aubrey Chapman, Tommy Kremers, Tristan Einert, Fred Hilton, and Carl Velte Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Hilton, Daniel Burnett, Harvey Hill, Joe Kremers, Gene Dahlem, and Roy Goodin.

Mary A. Byrd

Mary A. Byrd, 72, of Lamar died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a daughter of the late Harvey L. Breshears and Berniece B. Reynolds, and widow of Richard L. Byrd.

She is survived by one son, Richard A. Byrd of Dover; six daughters, Pamela and Teresa Byrd of Clarksville, Rochelle Nelson of Rogers, Suzette McMorris of Hope, Connie Smith of Wichita, Kan., and Angela Larsen of Haysville, Kan.; one sister, Donna Cantrell of Clarksville; one brother, Jim Breshears of Fort Smith; 25 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Lamar Church of Christ with Ronnie Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt.

Rebecca Stephens

Rebecca Stephens, 80, of Scranton, AR, died February 10, 2011, in Tulsa, OK. She was born April 8, 1930, in London, AR to James and Reba Price Williams. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church for fifty years. She was an avid Lakers fan and enjoyed substituting for many years at Scranton High School. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Billy Fred Titsworth and Jimmie D. Stephens; and two brothers, Paul Williams and Kenneth Williams.

Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Monday (2-14-2011) at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church with burial to follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Paris under the direction of Smith Mortuary, Charleston, AR.

She is survived by one daughter, Beverly D. Nehus and husband, William, of Scranton; two sons, James P. Stephens and wife, Jolene, of Tulsa, Okla., and David F. Stephens of Scranton; one sister, Catherine L. Core; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and her K9 Best Friend, Baby.

The family received friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at Smith Mortuary. Pallbearers were Heath Stephens, Jim Shears, George Harrison, Jacob Nehus, Chris Stephens, and Ronnie Tencleve. Honorary pallbearers were Dean Watson, Bud Inman, Louis Fox, Jerry Stephens, and Ben Jacobs.

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Robert Dwain Wells

Robert Dwain Wells, 35, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at his home.

He was a native of Dardanelle, craftsman with Star Industry, Special Olympics participant, and was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dwain Waldo, W.B. Meadows, and Mr. and Mrs. James Wells; and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Waldo and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Summers.

Survivors include his parents, Brenda and Eddie Meadows of Russellville and Bobby Wells of Russellville; two stepsisters, Eden and Courtney Meadows of Russellville; three stepbrothers, Jeff George of Dardanelle, Dustin Wiliker of Pottsville, and Jayme Meadows of Dallas, Texas; grandparents, Betty and James Lewis of Russellville and Laverne Meadows of Russellville; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Calvary Temple Church in Russellville with Robert Luningham, Phillip Collie and Joe Bryant officiating.

Burial was at Owens Cemetery in Dover under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.

Memorials may be made to Special Olympics Arkansas, 2115 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114 or AAA Senior Companion Program.

Wanda Kay Hickenbottom

Wanda Kay Hickenbottom, 38, of Clarksville died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.

She was a native of Batesville, daughter of the late Louise Chestain King, and respiratory therapist.

Survivors include her husband, Mike Hickenbottom; one daughter, Valeria Hickenbottom of Clarksville; one son, Tristan Hickenbottom of Clarksville, father, Jimmy King of Cave City; one sister, Jinna Schumacher of London; and one brother, Glen King of Cave City.

Funeral will be announced at a later date. The body was cremated.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Wilma L. Richardson

Wilma Louise Richardson, 82, of Springfield, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in Springfield, Mo.

She was a native of Spadra, daughter of the late Everett Leroy and Ova Victoria Gash, widow of James Ambros Richardson, member of the Assembly of God Church and formerly attended Clarksville First Assembly of God and Jamestown Assembly of God, and was preceded in death by one sister, Bonnie Nell Brooks.

She is survived by one daughter, Gayla Paulette Weldon of Dayton, Ohio; one son, James Everett Richardson of Ash Grove, Mo.; two grandchildren, Lori Thompson and Jamie Richardson; and three great-grandchildren, Halle Thompson, Makayla Richardson and Branden Richardson.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Union Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Billy Richardson, Troy Dean Richardson, Shaun Thompson, Homer Qualls, Tim Holt, and Charlie Pledger.

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