April 13, 2021

3/2/2011

Alice Vardaman

Alice Doss Vardaman, 89, of Ozark died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, in Ozark.

A native of Coal Hill, she was a daughter of the late J.B. and Deal Snoddy Doss, 1939 graduate of Coal Hill High School, attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, received a teaching certificate and taught at Oark School prior to moving to California in 1942 before returning to Ozark where she and her late husband, Jim Vardaman, established Vardaman Furniture. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Ozark where she taught five-year-olds for 30-plus years, member of WMU, and was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Pete Mann; twin infant grandsons, and one sister, Bobbie Doss.

She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Mann of Ozark and Carole Swindle and husband, Tim, of Bentonville; four grandchildren, Russ Mann and wife, Keely, and Paige Mann, all of Ozark, Lindy Swindle Kern and husband, Adam, of Rogers, and Jeff Swindle and wife, Monique, of Fayetteville; four great-grandchildren, two sisters, Annabel Phillips of Dallas, Texas, and Wanda Linton of San Antonio, Texas; one sister-in-law, Lucille Wells Martin of Fort Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at First Baptist Church in Ozark with Rev. Ted Darling officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Pallbearers were nephews, Johnny Phillips, Eddie Bean, Arvid Bean, Jamie Wells, John Paul Wells, and Tommy Simms.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 400 West Market, Ozark, AR 72949 or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Judson Michael Henry

Judson Michael Henry, 67, of Altus died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, in Ozark.

He was a native of Bauxite, son of the late George Marion and Mary Christine Hollowell Henry, United States Army retiree, served three terms on the Altus City Council, served as chairman of the Altus Veterans Memorial, member of Nichols Chapel Cemetery Association, chairman of the Ozark Rods and Ribs Car Show from 2004 through 2009; and past president of the Johnson County Antique Car and Truck Club.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine Rosendale Henry; one son, Shannon Colton Henry of Beaverton, Ore.; two daughters, Jamie Michelle Gaylor of Tulsa, Okla., and Jennifer Marie Rhames of Owasso, Okla.; two brothers, Richard Henry of Harrison and Mark Henry of Georgetown, Texas; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Altus United Methodist Church with Rev. John Noggle officiating. Crematory arrangements were under direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Memorials may be made to Altus Veterans Memorial Fund, c/o Altus City Hall, P.O. Box 126, Altus, AR 72821.

Stephen G. Rinke

Stephen Gerard Rinke, 49, of Fort Smith died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, in Fort Smith.

A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late Ed and Florine Rinke, graduate of Clarksville High School, attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, former member of the Clarksville City Council, executive director of the Johnson County Development Corporation, council advisor for the Clarksville Planning and Zoning Commission, and chairman of the Master Street Plan. He was a former employee of KLYR and KXIO radio stations and was known for many years as the voice of the Clarksville Panthers. In addition to being a former sports reporter for the Johnson County Graphic, he was a member of the Clarksville Kiwanis Club, former basketball referee, and preceded in death by one brother, Ed Rinke; and brother-in-law, Rob Ricketts.

At the time of his death he was employed by the Fort Smith Radio Group and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include two sons, Connor Rinke and Derek Rinke; one daughter, Jessica Ward; three stepchildren, Casey Bauer, Corey Bauer, and Caitlin Bauer Conner; three sisters, Joanne Rinke, Karen Rinke, and Virginia Ricketts; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Funeral mass was celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Clarksville High School class of 1979 and employees of the Fort Smith Radio Group.

Memorials may be sent to Special Olympics Arkansas, 2115 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114.

Treva Wilhelmsen


Treva Wilhelmsen, 71, of Pinckney, Mich., formerly of Clarksville, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, in Michigan.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Tammy Dawn Wilhelmsen; and brother, Fred Massengale.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Johnny Wilhelmsen; one daughter, Tanya (Jeff) Willis; one son, Richie (Cindy) Wilhelmsen; two grandsons, Adam and Joshua; and two brothers, Danny (Joey) Massengale and Larry Massengale.

Funeral was Sunday, Feb. 27, at Liberty Baptist Church in Howell, Mich., with Deacon John Carlson officiating.

Memorials may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

Walter N. Bridgman


Walter Norman Bridgman, 68, of Lamar died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at his home.

He was a retired carpenter and son of the late Walter S. and Maurine Mae White Bridgman.

Survivors include one son, Rodney Bridgman of Dover; one sister, Kitty Bridgman of Washington; and two brothers, Harold Bridgman of Lamar and Ronald Bridgman of Washington.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating.

The body was cremated.

Etta Louise Wheeler

Etta Louise Basham Wheeler of Clarksville, Arkansas passed from this earth on February 27, 2011, at the age of 93.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Adrath Orville (A.O.) Wheeler who passed in 2006, sister, Emogene Johnson, daughter-in-law, Betty Wheeler, grandson, Jerry Don Hanshaw.

She is survived by two sons, James C. (J.C.) Wheeler and Robert A. (Bob) Wheeler and wife, Janie, both of Clarksville and one daughter, Janice Lea Wheeler of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Grandchildren, Kathie Pattermann, Carl L. Wheeler, Vickie Mack, Ronda Graves, Roger Ost, Betty Jean Ost, Tina Lemons, all of Clarksville, Jana Dawn Hanshaw Sallee, Joe Hanshaw, Jarrod Hanshaw, Jason Hanshaw, Johnathon Hanshaw, all of Tulsa, Oklahoma area, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is survived by one sister, Delana Domerese-Johnson of Clarksville.

Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel, Clarksville, Arkansas. Brother Jimmie Scott officiating. Body was cremated.

Roller-Cox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Paid Obituary
Gracia E. Nevarez

Gracia E. Nevarez, 52, of Clarksville died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

She was a native of Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico, and preceded in death by her father, Richardo Mendoza.

Survivors include her husband, Victor Nevarez; two sons, Victor P. Nevarez and Alejandro Mendoza, both of Clarksville; mother, Margarita Herrera of Clarksville; five sisters; four brothers; and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Crematory arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Nettie Thompson

Nettie Thompson, 89, formerly of the Hunt Community, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011.

She was born March 17, 1921, in Ozark but had lived the past 30 years in Olathe, Kan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Thompson; an infant son; parents; one sister; and two brothers.

Survivors include five children, Elwood Thompson and Beth Williams of Kansas City, Kan., Evelyn Sue Dehoney of Independence, Mo., Carolyn West of Springfield, Mo., and Karen Anderson of Olathe, Kan.; and eight grandchildren, Lisa Thompson of Olathe, Kan., Chris Thompson of Kansas City, Mo., Stephanie Cline of Ozark, Mo., and her two children, Jordon Wallace and Blaine Cline, Shelly Jo West of Springfield, Mo., Kevin Williams of Tampa, Fla., Jeff Williams of Olathe, Kan., and his three children, Derrick, and his two children, Kaitlin and Brock, Jeffery and his two children, Aiden and Jennifer, and Lucy Beth Anderson of Olathe, Kan., and Jennifer Smoots Zehring of Independence Mo., and her children, Gage, Tatum and Alivea.

A graveside memorial service will be held this spring at the Liberty Hill Cemetery in Hunt.

Cremation services were under direction of  Cremation Society of Kansas and Missouri in Prairie Village, Kan., and Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Leave a Comment