Donald Eugene Acord, 63, of Clarksville died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at his home.
He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Garland (Jerd) and Crystal Marion Acord, retired Union Pacific Railroad employee with 35 years service, and served in the Army National Guard.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Linda Acord; two sons, Jeff Acord of Clarksville and Chad Acord and wife, Hope, of Hartman; four grandchildren, Brittani, Cain, Nate and Bode; and one sister, Tammy Robinson and husband, Glen, of Monroe, La., and her four children, Shaina Frost, Kelsey Robinson, Hayden Robinson and Ian Robinson.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, May 23, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Glaze officiating. Burial was at Hartman Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Maxie Helmert, Chris Case, Larry Gregory, Stanley Case, Joe Dennis, and Larry Freeman.
Honorary pallbearers were Russell Forehand, Sam Evans, Brett Freeman, Ian Robinson, Hayden Robinson, Gary Turpin, Charles Dillard, Josh Dean, Paul Martin, and Cliff Jones.
Edward J. Evans, 88, of Clarksville died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Health, son of the late Lonnie and Lizzie Hattabaugh Evans, member of the First Assembly of God Church and Company 2824 of the CCCs in Octavia, Okla., from 1939-1941, employed in defense plants during World War II, group leader and die cast machine set up operator having retired after 38 years of service at Paramount Die Casting, Hayes Albion of Stevensville, Mich., employed an additional five years at Tyson Foods in Clarksville, former timber industry employee, held a pilot’s license and was a member of Creamers Flying Club. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth Sorrels Evans; one son, Gene Edward; and two brothers, Ray Evans and wife, Bernice, of Knoxville and Douglas Evans of Benton Harbor, Mich.
He is survived by one daughter, Dana Little and husband, Leonard, of Clarksville; two grandsons, Brian Little and fiance, Hannah Glover, of Little Rock and Shawn Little and wife, Gwen, of Clarksville; three great-grandchildren of Clarksville; one sister, Garnet Chapman of Alma; one brother, Jim and Pat Evans of Van Buren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Horn officiating. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Bishop, Ed Evans, David Evans, Stephan Evans, Austin Lawrence, and Joey Ashlock.
Elmer Grant (Noonie) Smith Jr., 84, of Clarksville died Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in Fayetteville.
Survivors are two sons, E. Grant Smith III and wife, Penny, of Fayetteville and John Allen Smith and wife, Geneva, of Clarksville; one daughter, Carolyn Jean (C.J.) Smith of Benton; two grandchildren, Dr. Jevin Allen Smith of Conway and Elizabeth Diane Bruns and husband, Josh, of Fayetteville; two great-grandchildren, Hendrix and Hudson Bruns of Fayetteville; and one sister, Betty Jane Wilson of Clarksville.
Graveside services and burial were at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 19, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 535, Clarksville, AR 72830.
Glen Richard Hon Jr., 59, of London died Friday, May 20, 2011, at Russellville.
He was a native of Culver City, Calif., commercial painter, and son of the late Glen Richard Hon Sr. and Mary Lee Sbabo Hon.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Denise Dalton Hon; one daughter, Carlea Ida Hon of London; one son, Richard Cailem Hon of Russellville; one sister, Gladys Clark of Vine Grove, Ky.; one brother, James Dale Hon of Russellville; and two granddaughters, Brittney Briann Brown and Lacey Marie Hon, both of Russellville.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Downum officiating. Burial was in Brock Cemetery.
Hazel Lee Rylee Stepp, 84, of Clarksville died Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Ozone.
She was a daughter of the late Samuel and Willa Neil Seals Rylee, widow of Labanna Stepp, nurse’s aide, and preceded in death by five children, Gary, Robert, Joseph, Shirley and Phyllis Stepp.
Survivors include children, Marvin Stepp and wife, Darlene, and Douglas Stepp, all of Hunt, Verdell Hill and Leon of Altus, Juanita Hill and William, and Barbara Warren, all of Ozone, Carolyn Merkling and Joseph of Oark, Pamela Cannon and Darrell of Spadra, and Phillip Stepp and Patricia of Hartman; three sisters, Pansy Thompson of Clarksville, Evelyn Hales of New Mexico and Darlene Seals of Alma; two brothers, Luther Seals of Greenwood and Gerald Sears of Alma; 26 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Zeiler officiating. Burial will be in Oark Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be David Stepp, Dennise Stepp, Allan Hill, Kenny Stepp, Sammy Stokes, and Casey Cummins.
Honorary pallbearers will be Frankie Stepp, Tommy Daniels, Robert Stepp, Eugene Hill, Charlie Stepp, Russell Stokes, and Alvin Stepp.
Joyce Cline, 70, of Ozark died Monday, May 16, 2011, in Ozark.
She was a native of Oark, daughter of the late Henry and Lois Parker Hubbard, member of Full Gospel Temple, nurse’s aide and was preceded in death by one daughter, Teresa Salazar; and one granddaughter, Haylee Mason.
Survivors include two daughters, Joy Mason of Ozark and Annie Asher of Hackett; one son, Jason Cline of Ozark; one brother, Frank Hubbard of Van Buren; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Full Gospel Temple in Ozark with Rev. C.E. Simpson officiating.
Burial was in Gar Creek Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.
Pallbearers were Andy Murphy, Collin Gioja, Gary Parker, Jerry Sisson, John Nichols and Tommy Nichols.
Nevaeh Grace Horn, 2 months 22 days, of Clarksville died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.
Survivors include her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Horn of Clarksville; and grandparents, Pastors Larry and Terry Horn of Clarksville.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, May 23, at the First Assembly of God Church with Pastors Larry and Terry Horn officiating.
Burial was in Mt. Airy Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Rev. John Martin and Rev. David Willis.
Roman “R.C.” Plugge, 85, of Altus, Ark., died Monday, May 16, 2011, in Fort Smith, after a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 7, 1926, in Hartman, Ark., to John Plugge and Marie Eveld Plugge.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Ralph Plugge, Gilbert Plugge, and Wilfred Plugge.
He is survived by his loving wife and devoted caregiver, Antonia (Toni) Post Plugge; four children, Jan Davis and husband, Bill, of Dallas, Texas, Roman Plugge Jr. and wife, Sharon, of Dallas, Texas, John Plugge and wife, Kathy, of Houston, Texas, and Christina Dyer and husband, Bob, of McAllen, Texas; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his siblings, Estella Mae Hilton of Clarksville, Ark., Delores Wiederkehr of Altus, Ark., and Richard Plugge of Hartman, Ark.; and sisters-in-law, Shirley Plugge of Clarksville, Ark., and Josephine Plugge of Chicago, Ill.
Roman served in the United States Army European Theater during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and a Purple Heart. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., with a degree in architecture. He began his career in Chicago, Ill., then moved to Dallas, Texas, and worked with Grayson Gill, Inc., for over 30 years. He and his wife, Toni, returned to Arkansas in 2000. They are members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altus.
A rosary service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at St. Mary’s Church in Altus. Funeral mass was at 11 a.m. Friday, May 20, at St. Mary’s Church with Abbot Jerome Kodell, OSB, officiating. Burial service followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark, Ark. Pallbearers were his seven grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Church Restoration Project or Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco, Ark.
Ransy Carroll Massengale, 49, of Fort Smith died Sunday, May 22, 2011.
He was a native of Clarksville.
Survivors include his mother, Sue Arnold Warren and husband, Harold, of Fort Smith; father, Carroll Lee Massengale of Cedarville; and one brother, Rick Massengale of Muldrow, Okla.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Lamar Methodist Church with burial in Lamar Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Community Funeral Service in Clarksville.