July 27, 2021


Annie Lee Autry

Annie Lee Qualls Autry, 84, died March 6, 2011, in Bellingham, Wash.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Eddie Lee and Lillie Qualls, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Mae Qualls and Georgia Chamberlain; and one brother, Jim Qualls.

Survivors include her husband, John Autry; two daughters, Nicole Autry of Bellingham, Wash., and Alicia Simons of Pennsylvania; one son, Johnny Lee Autry of Florida; one sister, Stella Ranken of Yonkers, N.Y.; two brothers, Frank Qualls of Hot Springs and Lonnie Qualls of Clarksville; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Crematory remains will be interred at the Houston Cemetery at Alix at a later date.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Bobby Earl Golden

Bobby Earl Golden, 72, of Russellville died Friday, April 29, 2011, at the Veterans Administration Regional Medical Center in Little Rock.

The son of Herman and Jewell Golden, he was born September 30, 1938, in Lake Village, AR. He was a United States Veteran and the owner of Alligator Ray’s in Altus. He served as a Huey helicopter pilot, parachutist, instructor pilot, medical evacuation pilot and a pilot with the 1st Special Forces in Vietnam. His citations include the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After Bobby retired he enjoyed playing golf with friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Larry Golden and Olen Golden.

Survivors include his two daughters, Tina Olson and husband, Don, of Russellville and Patricia Morgan and husband, Vann, of Mount Ida, AR; three grandchildren, Christopher Olson and wife, Lisa, of Russellville, Kegan Morgan and Cameron Morgan of Mount Ida, AR; one great-granddaughter, Grace Anne Olson of Russellville; his step-grandson, Eli Shook; his sister, Betty Rowland and husband, Robert, of Bryant, AR; his brother, Don Golden of Little Rock; and numerous friends and relatives.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2011, at Humphrey Chapel. Reverend Darrell Kobs will officiate. Burial will be at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock at 1 p.m., Friday, by Humphrey Funeral Service. Full military honors will be provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2238. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.

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Eugene R. Scott

Eugene Rodger Scott, 81, of Ozark, father of Donna Medlock of Clarksville, died Friday, April 22, 2011, in Fort Smith.

He was a native of El Centro, Calif., son of the late Miley and Mable Rogers Scott, retired Cargill employee, and was preceded in death by two brothers; and one sister.

Survivors include his wife, Lotha B. Hill Scott; two other daughters, Carylon Cambra of Oakley, Calif., and Betty Inklebarger of Branch; one sister, Gladys Aston of Illinois; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Terry Schlinker officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery at Ozark.

Active pallbearers were Randy Hill, Richard Clayborn, Jerry Clayborn, Kevin Inklebarger, Collin Birkhahn, and Noel Young.

Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Medlock, Clois Hill and Daniel Stogsdill.

Juanita Lera Harmon

Juanita Lera Harmon, 94, of Lamar died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Lamar, daughter of the late John W. and Lou Nation Pullen, member of the Mary Martha Sunday School Class of Lamar Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, James Henry Harmon; an infant daughter, three sisters; and four brothers.

Survivors include one daughter, Jane Houston and husband, Herman, of Clarksville; two sons, Jim Harmon, and Kenneth Harmon and wife, Charolette, all of Lamar; one sister, Wilma Harris Jinks of Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Hillary Harmon of Greenwood, Rick Harmon and Steve Harmon and wife, Janet, all of Lamar, Tammy Plugge and husband, Larry, of Hartman, Leah Johnson and husband, Alan, of Maumelle, and E.L. Birkhahn and wife, Christy, of Georgia; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, at Lamar Baptist Church with Rev. Jan Akin officiating.

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

Pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons, Rick Harmon, Steve Harmon, Jake Hardgrave, Aaron Plugge, Collin Birkhahn, Kent Harmon, Grant Harmon, Ryan Harmon, E.L. Birkhahn, Clay Harmon, and Peyton Johnson.

Memorials may be made to Lions World Services for the Blind, 2811 Fair Park Blvd., Little Rock, AR 72204.

Kathaleen Coffman

Kathaleen Coffman, 62, of Coal Hill died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Montour Falls, N.Y., daughter of the late Carlton and Rose Mary Carman Thomas; widow of Elbert Coffman, truck stop cook, attended Oakland Street Church, and was preceded in death by one son, Jesse Coffman; and one daughter, Carla Coffman.

Survivors include four sisters, Sharon Liles and Lillie McMillan, both of Coal Hill, Dawn Patillo of Wellston, Okla., and Margaret Race of Michigan; and one brother, Bill Thomas of Clarksville.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the New Beginning Tabernacle Church in Coal Hill with Rev. Carl Sory, Sharon Liles and David Zeiler officiating.

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

Kenneth Dean Anderson

Kenneth Dean (Kenny) Anderson, 76, of Clarksville died Friday, April 29, 2011.

A native of Dixon, Iowa, he was a son of the late Edgar and Edna Scott Anderson, spent 40 years as a Union Sprinkler Fitter with the last 20 years as a general foreman, and was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Faye Anderson; and one son, Bruce Kent Anderson.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Marvel and Dave Anderson of Clarksville; two granddaughters, Darci Lewis and husband, Andy, of Omaha, Neb., and Danette Huff of Bonita Springs, Fla.; one stepson, Jeff Teusher and wife, Robin, of Marquette, Ill.; one stepdaughter, Jennifer Teusher of Illinois; three stepgrandchildren, all of Marquette, Ill.; three great-grandchildren of Omaha, Neb.; and one sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Marvin Wickersham of Essex, Iowa.

A private family memorial service is pending. The body was cremated.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Larry Mitchell

Larry James Mitchell, 52, of Havana died Monday, April 25, 2011.

He was a native of Mena, son of the late Samuel James and Lorene Juanita Martin Mitchell, and employed by Wayne Farms in Danville as feed truck driver.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Lola F. Hill Mitchell; one son, Joseph Mitchell of Havana; one grandson, Ely Mitchell; two brothers, Sam Mitchell of Coal Hill and Tim Mitchell of Clarksville; two sisters, Mary Harris Sayger of Petit Jean Mountain and Kathy Smith of Clarksville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Gravelly United Methodist Church with Rev. Wylie Jones officiating.

 Burial was in Parks Cemetery at Gravelly under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.

 Pallbearers were Joseph Mitchell and Wayne Farms feed truck drivers.

Honorary pallbearers were Buddy Conley and Wayne Farms live haul drivers.

Sarah J. Sihelnik

Sarah J. Sihelnik, 89, of Clarksville died Saturday, April 30, 2011, in Russellville.

She was a member of Stillwell Bible Baptist Church and Johnson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary volunteer for many years, a native of Memphis, Tenn., where she was a member of Range Hills Baptist Church and a high school graduate, daughter of the late Robert and Sadie J. McGregor, widow of Paul J. (Jack) Sihelnik, and was preceded in death by one sister, Eunice Turner; and one brother, Bernice McGregor.

Survivors include four children, Paulette Gyenes Fogler of Chandler, Ariz., Mary Ann Gardner of Sugar Land, Texas, Dr. Steven Sihelnik of Wyomissing, Pa., and Sarah Jane Hicks of Clarksville; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Stillwell Bible Baptist Church. Graveside services and burial will follow at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6, at Forest Hill Cemetery East in Memphis, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to International SPCA’s Operation Baghdad Pups or to the Humane Society of Johnson County, P. O. Box 523, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Onella Laneer Jones

Onella Laneer Jones, 85, of Clarksville died Monday, May 2, 2011.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late George Paul and Lee Richardson Laneer, widow of Howard Jones, received her GED from Clarksville High School, former employee of the Air Craft plant in California during World War II, Fairway Market, Overbey’s IGA, and Piggly Wiggly grocery stores in Clarksville, and former treasurer of Hays Chapel Cemetery Association.

Survivors are two sons, Thomas L. Jones and wife, Meredith Leigh, of Little Rock and Dr. Neal Jones and wife, Kathryn, of Clarksville; three grandchildren, Adam Wade Jones of Little Rock and Lauren E. Jones and Chris Jones, both of Clarksville; and one great-grandchild, William Cogan Jones of Little Rock.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the First United Methodist Church in Clarksville. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

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