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3/30/2011

Billy Dean Jett


Billy Dean (Pa) Jett, 79, of London, Arkansas, originally from Lubbock, Texas, born Aug. 3, 1931, to Henry and Della Jett, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in Clarksville, AR.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Della Jett; stepmother, Louise Jett; two brothers, J.C. Jett and H.B. Jett; one sister, Mildred Richards; and several other family members.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Barbra (Ma) Jett; three sons, Carl (Rita) Jett of Ozark, David (Tamatha) of Ozark, and Howard (Sharon) of London; one daughter, Holly (Gary) Pickrell; 14 grandchildren, Thomas, Ben, David, Branden, Tamera, Becky, Walker, H.B., Travis, Breana, Caleb, Montana, Joshua, and Emma; one great-granddaughter, Bayla; three brothers, Vernon Jett of Lubbock, Texas, Jackie Jett of Lubbock, Texas, and Kenneth Jett of Fort Worth, Texas; two sisters, Margaret Lemons of Nocona, Texas, and Doris Hill of Nocona, Texas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Stacy officiating.

Pallbearers were Carl Jett, David Jett, Howard Jett, David Allen Jett, Brandon Jett, Walker Jett, and Gary Pickrell.

Burial was in Knoxville Cemetery. Arrangements were by Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Paid Obituary

Donna Gail Leding

Donna Gail Leding, 56, of Ozark died Thursday, March 24, 2011, in Ozark.

She was retired from Altus School District.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altus.  She was born April 30, 1954, in Ozark, Arkansas, to Hoyt and Eula Crooks Harmon. She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold McFadden.

Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2011, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Hilary Filiatreau and Reverend Rusty Pearson officiating with burial at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Hunt, Arkansas under direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Leding of Ozark; her parents, Hoyt and Eula Harmon of Altus; two brothers, Tommy Harmon of Altus and Paul McFadden and his wife, Collene, of Fort Smith; a daughter, Maranda Carr and husband, Eric, of Clarksville; a son, Jeff Leding and wife, Andrea, of Fort Smith;  a granddaughter, Payton Leding; and a grandson, Brooks Leding, both of Fort Smith; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Leding, Jerry Leding, Mark Leding, Steve Timmerman, David Tencleve, and Jim Rofkahr.

Rosary service was at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, March 27.  The family visited with friends beginning at 6:30 p.m. following Rosary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Donna Gail Leding to Immaculate Conception School, 223 South 14th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901.

Paid Obituary

Hannah Peterson North

Hannah Peterson North, 95, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at the home of a granddaughter in Ogden, Utah.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Oliver Peterson of Burlington, Wyo., and Raymond North of Clarksville; two granddaughters, Kellie Kay Peterson and Quannah Neves; and one son-in-law, J.P. Mason.

She is survived by two children, Norma (Alan) Neves of Ogden, Utah, and Oliver (Edna) Peterson of Burlington, Wyo.; seven grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Peggy Mason and Nina (Earl) Mason, all of Clarksville; two stepgrandchildren, Michael (Janine) Mason of Dallas, Texas, and Alvin (Regena) Mason of Clarksville; and four stepgreat-grandchildren, Laney, Kendall, McKenzie and Cody.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, March 18, at the LDS Church in Burlington, Wyo., with burial in the Burlington Cemetery.

Herschel E. Breedlove

Herschel Ernest Breedlove, 82, of Paducah, Ky., died Monday, March 21, 2011, in Paducah, Ky.

He was a native Lamar, son of the late Ernest Russell and Martha Ethel Rowbotham Breedlove, member of the Church of Christ and the American Legion, veteran of the United States Army, raised cattle and a retired farmer.

Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Lewis Phillips of Sikeston, Mo.; one brother and sister-in-law, Bearl and Margaret Breedlove of Louisville, Ky.; two nieces, Melody Luscombe and husband, Harold, of Paducah, Ky., and Teri Bishop and husband, Steve, of Dexter, Mo.; one stepnephew, Tom Rister of Pekin, Ind.; two great-nephews, Jason Luscombe and wife, Beverly, and Joshua Luscombe, all of Melber, Ky.; one great-niece, Erica Gentry of Dexter, Mo.; one great-great-niece, Hailey Luscombe of Melber, Ky.; and numerous cousins.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home chapel with Harold Luscombe and Joshua Luscombe officiating. Burial was in Annie’s Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dale Rowbotham, Donnie Rowbotham, Harold Luscombe, Joshua Luscombe, Jason Luscombe, and Steve Bishop.

Jeremy Shaun Trusty

Jeremy Shaun Trusty, 31, of North Little Rock died Tuesday, March 22, 2011, from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident on State Highway 292.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jeff Trusty.

Survivors include one son, Conner Trusty of Dayton, Ohio; one daughter, Abigale Trusty of Dayton, Ohio; parents Fred and Lois Trusty of North Little Rock; and one sister, Kim Holmesley of Clarksville.

Rosary service was held at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 27, followed by visitation at North Little Rock Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial was held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 28, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Neomia C. Marlow

Neomia C. Cagle Marlow, 67, of Clarksville died Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

She was a native of the Low Gap Community, daughter of the late M.H. and Zadie Cagle, Baptist, and was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Lee Marlow.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, J.D. Marlow; one brother, Bobby Cagle of Clarksville; and three sisters, Marie (Harley) Dickerson of Branch and Jessie Dickerson and Ella Cagle, both of Ozark.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Sherman Cemetery under the direction of Community Funeral Service.

Patricia Ann Moore

Patricia Ann Moore, 77, of Russellville, grandmother of Mercedes Anthony of Clarksville, died Monday, March 21, 2011, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

She was a native of Minneapolis, Minn., daughter of the late Russell and Dora Chase Henry, widow of Keith Moore, member of the Dardanelle United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star, and was preceded in death by two sons, Keith Allen Moore and Dennis Jones.

Survivors include her children, Michelle Gordon of Dardanelle, Melanie and Jimmy Paulman of Russellville, Scott Moore of Russellville and Kristen and Aaron Hoffman of Dardanelle; three other grandchildren, Rachelle Jones Vor of Minnesota, Jeremy Lamb and wife, Tara, of Russellville, and September Anthony of Dardanelle; and one great-grandchild, Stormy Lamb of Russellville.

Memorial services were held at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle with Rev. Paul Northcut officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home.

Paul Junior Kersey


Paul Junior Kersey, 77, of Clarksville died Thursday, March 24, 2011, in Clarksville.

He was a native of Coweta, Okla., son of the late Lucius Charles and Bertha Jane Corner Kersey, logger, and preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Ainslie Kersey; and two sons, Larry Kersey and Gilbert Kersey.

Survivors include three daughters, Pam Kersey and Bertha Sampley of Altus and Judy Dyer of Salinas, Calif.; three sons, Clyde Kersey of Ozark, Ricky Kersey of Clarksville and Charles Kersey of Salinas, Calif.; one sister, Dollie Anderson of California; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held by the family.

Crematory arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Robbie Mary Rudd


Robbie Mary Rudd, 71, of Clarksville, died Sunday, March 27, 2011.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clarksville.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Trickey Jo Blackburn and Nickey Jo Gonzalez; and one grandson, Ibrahim Salameh.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Woods of Lavaca and Michael Hunt of Clarksville; two daughters, Evette (Tony) Rashidi of Lavaca and Kara (Michael) Whitkanack of Clarksville; 11 grandchildren, Tiffany, Kimberly, Ali, Amber, Andrew, Ashley, Alison, Dora, Amelia, Hunter, and Sydney; and six great-grandchildren, Alex, Gavin, Rayleigh, Anthony, Elijah, and Chase.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Bridges officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Willard Gene Hoover

Willard Gene Hoover, 87, of Dover, grandfather of Janet Beavers of Lamar, died Monday, March 21, 2011, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

He was a native of Berryville, son of the late John Baker and Cliffe Cleo Howerton Hoover, World War II Navy veteran, 70-year member of VFW Rogers-Rye Post 2283, and preceded in death by one sister, Helen Woodall.

He is survived by his wife, Margie Hoover; one son, Willard G. Hoover Jr. of Dover; one daughter, Margie Duncan of London; three other grandchildren, Rodney Bridgman of Dover, and Dawn Haught and John Philpot, both of London; 11 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren and one brother, J.B. Hoover of Corpus Christi, Texas.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Round Rock Church in Dover with Rev. Chuck Heflin officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins.

William Orville Patterson

William Orville (Bill) Patterson, 84, of Clarksville died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at his home.

He was a native of Clarksville, member of Belle Grove Masonic Lodge No. 410 where he served as worshipful master, secretary, district deputy grandmaster, board of custodians and royal arch mason. He was a lecturer for new masons in the entered apprentice, fellowcraft and master mason degrees. He was a member of Belle Grove Order of the Eastern Star and served as the worthy patron numerous times.

Survivors include four sons, Robert (Georgiana) Patterson of Hartman, Ronnie Patterson of Long Beach, Calif., and Mike Patterson and Terry Patterson, both of Clarksville; two daughters, Marlene (Jody) Cooper of Clarksville and Sharlla Patterson of Clarksville; seven grandchildren, Jason (Nikki) Patterson of Hartman, Lori (Larry) Ness of Bentonville, Ryan Patterson of Phoenix, Ariz., Laci Patterson of Long Beach, Calif., Brent (Tracy) Cooper of Hatchett, Tonya (J.D.) House of Clarksville, and Tony (Christine) Patterson of Great Falls, Mont.; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, March 28, at the East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating.

Masonic graveside services and burial were at the Mount Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Jason Patterson, Ryan Patterson, Brent Cooper, Wayne Pratt, Bobby Cooper, Nap Felkins, Louie Leeds, and Keith Scoggins.

Honorary pallbearers were Eldon Scoggins, Garland Taylor, all fellow masons and the men’s Sunday school class.

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