Gayla Paulette Weldon, 64, of Dayton, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at her home.
She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late James and Wilma Gash Richardson, and widow of Rev. Michael Weldon.
Survivors are one brother, James (Jim) Richardson and wife, Barb, of Ash Grove, Mo.; one niece, Lori Thompson; one nephew, Jamie Richardson; two great-nieces, Halle Thompson and Makayla Richardson; and one great-nephew, Branden Richardson.
Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Union Grove Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Jeremy Daniel Sanders, 30, of Altus died Saturday, May 7, 2011.
He was a native of Fort Smith and son of the late Noah Edison and Connie Jean Gober Sanders.
Survivors include his wife, Christal Sanders; four children, Daniel Monroe Sanders, Joseph Edison Sanders, Ezra Danielle Sanders, and Elizabeth Joy Sanders, all of Altus; one sister, Amanda Sanders of Fort Smith; three brothers, Billy Sanders of Ozark, Josh Sanders of Hartman, and Eli Sanders of Altus; grandmother, Lillie Wilson of Coal Hill; two aunts; and one uncle.
Graveside services and burial were at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Highland Cemetery in Ozark under the direction of Community Funeral Service.
Honorary pallbearers were Josh Sanders, Robert Krachey, Timothy Pascale, Doug Yates, and Joe Vigil.
Thomas I. Miller, 85, of Clarksville died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include five sons, Michael Miller of Romana, California, Pat Miller of El Cajon, California, Tim Miller of Placentia, California, Kevin E. Miller of Kansas City, Kansas, Francis Miller of El Cajon, California; five granddaughters, Christian Smith, Andrea Miller, Kim Conover, April Miller and Sasha Miller; one grandson, Scott Miller; four daughters-in-law, Debbie (Michael) Miller, Debbie (Tim) Miller, Toni (Pat) Miller and Maria (Kevin) Miller; and one great-grandson, Gavin Smith.
He was born on September 25, 1925, in Dyersberg, Tennessee. Joining the Army Air Corps directly out of high school as a crew member and began flying B-17 missions over Germany. After WWII he enrolled in St. Josephs College in Rensselaer, Indiana, and married Cleta Sullivan in 1950, and graduating in 1952. Tom worked at the Bendix Corp upon graduating college, and then after several years, began his lifelong career as an elementary school teacher, starting in South Bend, Indiana and then finishing his career in El Cajon, California. He retired in 1984, and then in 1986 moved to Clarksville, Arkansas. Tom was very active as a member at Holy Redeemer Church.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Clarksville, Arkansas with Father William Wewers officiating. Roller-Cox Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Willie Harold (Buster-Uncle Bill) McCormick, 77, of Denning died Sunday, May 15, 2011, in a Fort Smith hospital.
A native of Coal Hill, he was a son of the late Charlie and Bertha McCormick, United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War, retired truck driver, and a rock mason. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Michele McCormick; five brothers, Junior McCormick, Boyd McCormick, Voyd McCormick, Loyd McCormick and Johnny McCormick; and one sister, Beulah McCormick.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta Pool McCormick; one daughter, Sarah McCormick of the home; one son, Shawn McCormick of Scranton; one stepdaughter, Leona Stovall of the home; two brothers, Gene McCormick of Van Buren and Herman McCormick of Denning; one sister, Katherine of Paris; and several nieces and nephews.
The body was donated to medical science.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Dr. Boyce W. West, 71, of Clarksville died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at his home.
He was a native of Christine, Texas, son of the late Ervin and Tommie West, attended the Church of Christ, graduated from Leslie High School in 1958, the University of Arkansas in 1966, University of Arkansas Medical School in 1970, and began his medical practice in Clarksville in 1971. He was a former Clarksville City Council member and instrumental in the initial construction of what is now known as Johnson Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by one brother, Carl West; and two sisters, Mary Coleman and Bettie Seiffert.
Survivors include his wife, Lori West; one daughter, Susan West of Chesapeake, Va.; three sons, David West of Clarksville, Jason West of Fayetteville and Kirk West of Lamar; one stepdaughter, Tori Wilhelms of Clarksville; one stepson, Brody Wilhelms of Clarksville; four grandchildren, Alex West and Cameron West of Clarksville, Trenton West of Ft. Bragg, N.C., and Oden West of Fayetteville; one great-granddaughter, Katie West of Ft. Bragg, N.C.; four sisters, Adelee Bowen of Jourdanton, Texas, Dorothy Ragland of Leslie, twin, Joyce West-Hall of Greenbrier, and Martha Carole Rodgers of Little Rock; one brother, Sam West of Marshall; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Clarksville Church of Christ with Pastors Todd Rabalais and John Ballard officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers will be Alex West, Cameron West, Oden West, Brody Wilhelms, Rick Hunt, Dayne Phillips, and Jim Lewis.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR 72202-3591.