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3/23/2011

Audie Scott

Audie Scott, 95, of Clarksville died Friday, March 11, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of the Spadra Community, daughter of the late George F. and Georgeann Holt Workman, widow of Edward O. Scott, Baptist, former resident of Alix, retired employee of McDonnell Douglas Corporation, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Tom Workman and John Workman.

Survivors include two stepsons, Charles Scott of Ada, Okla., and Lemoine Scott of Claremore, Okla.; 16 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Ted Darling officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery at Ozark.

Pallbearers were Billy Ray Hefley, Joe Garrett, Daniel Scott, Don Phillips, Norman Brown, and Troy Brown.

Brian C. Robinson

Brian Christopher Robinson, 41, of Coal Hill died Friday, March 18, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Robinson; and one brother, Allen Robinson.

Survivors include one son, Kristopher Robinson of Coal Hill; one daughter, Britny Robinson of Coal Hill; former wife, Missy Robinson of Coal Hill; mother, Judy Robinson of Coal Hill; and three brothers, Greg (Tracy) Robinson of Hartman, and Lewis (Tina) Robinson and Michael (Shelly) Robinson, all of Coal Hill.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Mack Smith officiating. Burial was in Holman Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bo Estes, Gary Edwards, Bobby Hatchett, Cody Hatchett, Mike Mainard, and Justin Rofkahr.

Charlotte Thompson

Charlotte Marie Thompson, 77, of Clarksville died Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

She is survived by four sons, Bob Krumdick of Dripping Springs, Texas, and Greg Krumdick, David Thompson, and James Thompson, all of Clarksville; two daughters, Diann Roberts of Clarksville and Susan Gibson of Chipley, Fla.; one brother, Eldon Cheney of Missouri; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 1 p.m. Friday, March 18, at the Spadra Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Edna Fay Criss

Edna Fay Criss, 62, died Monday, March 14, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Cave Mountain in Newton County, daughter of the late Levi (Lee) and Stella Cummins Criss, Baptist, and was preceded in death by one sister, Polly Criss; one brother, Arthur Criss; three nephews, Jeffery Criss, Bobby Swafford and Jack Swafford; and one niece, Brenda Criss.

Survivors are four brothers, Eugene Criss of Oark, Ernest Criss and J.E. Criss, both of Ozone, and Frank Criss of Pettigrew; three sisters, Elizabeth Swafford and Linda Moulder, both of Pettigrew, and Mamie Wages of Huntsville; one aunt, Rosie Cummins; one uncle, Johnnie Aaron Criss; six nieces; 15 nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Cave Mountain Church with Rev. Carl Sory officiating.

Burial was in Cave Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Coffman Funeral Home of Jasper.

Active pallbearers were Dale Moulder, Mike Moulder, Leslie Moulder, Dustin Criss, Sam Fields and Michael Wages.

Nephews served as honorary pallbearers.

Janice Turner Linn


Funeral for Janice Lynn Turner Linn, 57, of Vilonia, who died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Conway, was at 2 p.m. Friday, March 18, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Schlinker officiating. Burial was in Buckhorn Cemetery in Newton County.

Pallbearers were Gary Johnson, Bob Waite, Charles Larison, Gary Dickerson, Charles Nicklas, and David Loven.

She was a native of El Paso, Texas, and a retired grocery store clerk.

Survivors include one daughter, Davie Linn of Vilonia; one son, Ryan Turner of Vilonia; mother, Wilma Peralene Crabtree of Shirley; father, Dennis O. Turner of Clarksville; stepmother, Anna Turner of Clarksville; one sister, Beverly Brenner of Shirley; one brother, Gary Benard Turner of Greenbrier; and three grandchildren.

Julie F. Clementson

Julie Friend Clementson, 49, of Scranton died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She received a bachelor’s degree in business, a master’s degree in social work, and was employed as a therapist with Birch Tree in Clarksville.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Clementson of Clarksville; three sons, Cole Clementson, Jace Clementson, and Lucas Clementson, all of Scranton; parents, Judy Lyle Friend and Travis Friend of Odessa, Texas; one sister, Holly Friend of Albuquerque, N.M.; and one brother, Kirk Friend of Casper, Wyo.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Scranton First Baptist Church with Rev. Franklin Piercey officiating.

A private burial ceremony will be held under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Julius Hogrefe

Julius (Coach) Hogrefe, 78, of the Augsburg Community died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at his home.

He was born at London to Fred and Pauline Miller Hogrefe, received an associate degree from East Los Angeles Community College, bachelor of science degree from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and master’s degree and specialist’s degrees from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. He taught school in Lamar for 27 years as well as one year at Dover and spent two years in the United States Army during the Korean War where he was a corporal in the artillery when discharged. He was a 10-year member of the Meat Packer’s Union, a past member of the American Legion in Clarksville, volunteer at Family Service Center in Clarksville and a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evelyn B. Hogrefe; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Travis and Jo Nell Hogrefe of Clarksville, Michael Hogrefe and Gary and Wendy Hogrefe, all of the Augsburg Community; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Deborah Patton of Van Buren, Sandra and Derk Winters of Russellville and Beverly and Jeff Massengale of Lamar; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Jaulina Peterson of Russellville and Regina and Lawrence Steuber, Irene and Jimmy Don Eledge and Zuna Mae and Irvin LeMarr, all of the Augsburg Community; and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24, at the Zion Lutheran Church at Augsburg with Pastor Thom Lakso officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at the Augsburg Cemetery under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Active pallbearers will be Keith LeMarr, Brennen Hickey, Dennis Steuber, Matthew Taylor, Billy Nobles, and Gary Bell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Bauman, Edwin Steuber, Ray Roth, Dr. Danny Aquilar, Dr. Andrew Monfee, and any former basketball players.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Shinn Funeral Service in Russellville.

Memorials may be made to the Family Service Center, 805 West Cherry Street, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Mary R. Spainhour

Mary Rowton Spainhour, 75, of Crossett died Saturday, March 19, 2011, at her home.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Rev. Julian and Mattie Rowton, member of Crossett First Baptist Church, where she served as the girls ACTEEN leader and in the nursery for three-year-olds for 20-plus years, member of Crossett Band Boosters, den mother for Cub Scouts, active in the Ashley County Genealogical Society, and was a caterer.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Claude Spainhour; son and daughter-in-law, Claude Timothy (Tim) and Carla (Gunnels) Spainhour and children, Preston James, Carolyn Rae and Wilson Thomas Spainhour; another son and daughter-in-law, Richard Presley (Rich) and Catherine Smith Spainhour and children, Deirdre Gael, Rhiannon Clare and Aine Maeve Spainhour; and two sisters, Julia Ann (Judy Rowton) Shook and husband, Roy Zearl Shook, and Patricia Sue Rowton, all of Clarksville.

A private graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, at Crossroads Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmie Lewis and Rev. Jamie Staley officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to Casa Para Ninos Aleluya, P. O. Box 12764, Lake Charles, LA 70612-2764.

Peggy Lois Taylor

Peggy Lois Taylor, the daughter of Robert Edgar Leeds and Eunice Harris Leeds, was born Friday, March 8, 1929, in the Mount Vernon Community north of Clarksville. She died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center in Clarksville at the age of 82.

Peggy went to Mount Vernon school three years and in 1947 graduated as valedictorian from Ozone High School. In 1950 she became payroll clerk at a Clarksville lumber company and remained there until retirement in the mid seventies. In 1951 she married Garland M. Taylor and resided in the Mount Vernon Community for the remainder of her years. She was a Laubach tutor, gifted musician and guitar teacher, bridge instructor, and reviewed fiction for the Southwest Times Record. In 1992 she won the Arkansas state “Senior Spelling Championship” at the age of 63. Music and games were always prevalent in her life. She was much like her mother in that she was family-oriented and much like her father in her enjoyment of music.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Garland Taylor; and her sister Jeane’s children, Patricia A. Artz and her husband, Roger, and Michael E. Dinkens and his wife, Pauline. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Robbie Lorene Leeds, Felma Leeds and Jeane Dinkens; and one brother, Robert M. Leeds.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2011, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home, Clarksville, AR with Reverend Robbie Jackson officiating. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

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Roy Charles Stepp


Roy Charles Stepp, 72, of Oark died Friday, March 18, 2011, in Fort Smith.

He was a son of the late Harley and Martha Ann Cummins Stepp, employed as a timber cutter, and was preceded in death by his wife, Lona Lucille Guess Stepp; one granddaughter, Amanda Dawn Stepp; and one brother, David Wayne Stepp.

He is survived by one daughter, Lona Gail Ray of Mena; three sons, Charles Vernon Stepp, Bobby Joe Stepp, and Jeffrey Wayne Stepp, all of Oark; one sister, Stella Viola Stepp Curtis of Deer; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, March 21, at Salus Free Holiness Church with Rev. Johnny Case officiating.

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

Active pallbearers were Vernon Stepp, Jeffrey Stepp, Bobby Stepp, Steven Stepp, Joshua Ray, and Jonathan Case.

Honorary pallbearers were Ernie Ray, Michael Husted, and Reymond Santiago.

Sara Ann Acosta

Sara Ann Acosta, 23, of Clarksville died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Clarksville.

Survivors include her husband, Eder Joaquin Acosta; one son, Brandon Acosta of Clarksville; mother, Jamie Ann Cuccia of Greenbrier; one sister, Jennifer Cuccia of Carson, Calif.; two brothers, Robert (Krystal) Zinn and Greg Zinn, all of Greenbrier; and two nephews, Braxten Zinn and Daniel Zinn.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel.

The body was cremated.

Elmer Franklin Tate

Graveside services and burial for Elmer Franklin Tate, 90, of Wichita, Kan., who died Sunday, March 20, 2011, in Wichita, Kan., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at Patterson Springs Cemetery near Oark.

He was a native of Mabe, Va., son of the late Elbert and Nancy Fields Tate, retired meat packer, and United States Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Mullins Tate; and one son, Darrell Tate and wife, Ruth, of Wichita, Kan.

Kenneth E. English

Kenneth Edward English, 75, of Altus died Saturday, March 19, 2011, in Fort Smith.

He was a native of Paris, son of the late George E. and Annie May Sumner English, retired employee of Jim Vardaman Furniture Store, and was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Brandy Harris.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Hyder English; one daughter, Brenda Phillips and husband, Randy, of Subiaco; two sons, Kenneth Ray English and wife, Juanita, of Ozark and Gary English and wife, Gwen, of Altus; one sister, Linda Whightsil and husband, Keith, of Topeka, Kan.; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Chuck Starnes officiating. Burial was in Nichols Chapel Cemetery in Altus.

Susie Ann McCartney


Susie Ann McCartney, 27, of Scranton died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near the intersection of Highway 109 and Highway 64 in Clarksville.

She was an employee of Hanesbrands Inc. of Clarksville, native of Fort Smith, former resident of Ozark, member of the Hills Chapel Christian Church in Ozark, and was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Gurvis McCartney.

She is survived by one son, Quenten Richardson of Ozark; one daughter, Olivia Stovall of Scranton; parents, Darel McCartney of Ozark and Sandra Primm McCartney of Ozark; three brothers, Chris McCartney, Wesley McCartney and Dustin McCartney, all of Ozark; two sisters, Dana McCartney of Ozark and Mylissa Archer of Mulberry; maternal grandparents, Eunice Sixkiller and Forrest Wayne Primm, both of Ozark; and paternal grandmother, Geraldine McCartney of Ozark.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Monday, March 21, at Highland Cemetery in Ozark with Rev. Aaron Medlock officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Greg Archer, David Brewer, Clyde Brewer, Van Cooper, Forrest Michael Skolarski, and Jonathan Williams.

Roy Charles Stepp

Roy Charles Stepp, 72, of Oark died Friday, March 18, 2011, in Fort Smith.

He was a son of the late Harley and Martha Ann Cummins Stepp, employed as a timber cutter, and was preceded in death by his wife, Lona Lucille Guess Stepp; one granddaughter, Amanda Dawn Stepp; and one brother, David Wayne Stepp.

He is survived by one daughter, Lona Gail Ray of Mena; three sons, Charles Vernon Stepp, Bobby Joe Stepp, and Jeffrey Wayne Stepp, all of Oark; one sister, Stella Viola Stepp Curtis of Deer; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, March 21, at Salus Free Holiness Church with Rev. Johnny Case officiating.

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

Active pallbearers were Vernon Stepp, Jeffrey Stepp, Bobby Stepp, Steven Stepp, Joshua Ray, and Jonathan Case.

Honorary pallbearers were Ernie Ray, Michael Husted, and Reymond Santiago.

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