Albert Webster, 60, of Russellville, whose daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie Carol and Ronnie Toliver reside in Knoxville, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at his home.
He was a native of Ladonia, Texas, son of the late John Richard and Mable Norris Webster, automobile mechanic, member of United Assembly of God, and was preceded in death by five brothers, Jerry Webster, James Webster, Charles Webster, Carl Webster, and Robert Webster.
Other survivors include his wife, Cindy Jones Webster; one son, Carl Allen Webster of Russellville; two brothers, Benny Webster and wife, Carol, of Waco, Texas, and Richard Webster of New Boston, Texas; eight sisters, Virginia Farmer of Thornfield, Mo., Ona Williams of White Wright, Texas, Rosie Dunson and husband, Horace, of DeKalb, Texas, Mary Spencer and husband, Lee, of Sumner, Texas, Martha Rickman and husband, William, of Manchester, Texas, Rita Kruckenberg and husband, Arvid, of DeKalb, Texas, Wanda White and husband, Dale, of Mabank, Texas, and Shirley Lance of New Boston, Texas; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and four stepgrandchildren.
The family conducted a memorial service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the United Assembly of God with Rev. Mike Sullivan officiating. Burial of the cremated remains will be in Shiloh Cemetery north of Atkins. Cremation arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Judy Murphy, 126 Lakeview Circle, Russellville, AR 72802.
Alice Ann Johnson, 61, of Clarksville died Friday, June 3, 2011.
She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Norman Otho and Mary Alice McGuire Morgan, and member of the Fernwood Assembly of God Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher and past church secretary-treasurer.
Survivors are her husband, Don Johnson; three daughters, Vonda Zimmerman of Tulsa, Okla., Merriane Lea Palaski of Marble Falls, Texas, and Sabine Dent of Stanley, N.C.; three sons, Monty Johnson of Sycamore, Ill., Scott Johnson of Dixon, Ill., and Chad Johnson of Bloomington, Ill.; two sisters, Norma Lee Morgan Mariott of Lamar and Linda Kauffeld White of Montgomery, Ala.; one brother, John Edward King of Bentonville; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, at Mount Olive United Methodist Church with Senior Chaplain Paul Northcut officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Heart Hospital, 1701 South Shackleford Road, Little Rock, AR 72211.
Argie Irene Willis Owens, 90, of Coal Hill died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Coal Hill.
She was a native of Hunt, daughter of the late Earl and Augusta Mae Roberts Yates, Baptist, and preceded in death by her husbands, James B. Willis and Charles Owens; and two brothers, James William (Bill) Yates and Eulice Yates.
She is survived by one son, James R. (Jim) Willis of Clarksville; one brother, Lavon (Jeep) Yates of Coal Hill; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 10, at the Coal Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating.
Burial will be in Benton County Memorial Park in Rogers under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Kent Yates, Josh Freeman, Zack Cremer, Justin McClure, Kevin Barnes, and Roy Oge.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Carolyn Marie Harkreader, 53, of Hartman died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Haskell Harkreader, and was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Harkreader.
Survivors include her mother, Ardella Harkreader of Hartman; two brothers, Larry Harkreader of Bentonville and David Harkreader of Hartman; one sister, Judy Weathers of the Flat Rock Community; and one nephew, Dean Weathers of Hartman.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Hartman Cemetery.
Don G. Cater, 70, of Clarksville died Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Clarksville.
He was a native of Arkadelphia, retired Arkansas State Police employee, barber, author, inventor, and preceded in death by his parents, Loren and Mable Hall Cater and Dorothy Pickett; and one granddaughter, Carly Beth Hudson.
Survivors include his wife, Margarette Palmer Cater; five daughters, Donna Cater Pruden of Lowell, and Debra E. Cater, Debbie McClure, Angie Hudson and Missy Humphrey, all of Clarksville; one son, Lt. Jeff Hanson of Moyock, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Burnett King and Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Kendall Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were Bob Hurley, Don Dougan, Kent Lewis, Donald Meek, Wes Kendrick, John Burke, Gary Thompson and Arkansas State Police Troop J.
Earnest B. (Jimmy) Walker, 80, of Hartman died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Clarksville.
He was a native of the Montana Community, son of the late Earnest W. and Lela P. Turner Walker, retired Greenville Tube employee, attended Fernwood Assembly of God Church, Army veteran of the Korean War, and was preceded in death by five brothers, Kenneth Walker, Euyls Walker, Dean Walker, Bobby Walker, and Fred Walker; and three sisters, Wilma Dawson, Bertha Woodard, and Lillian Goodin.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Foster Walker; two sons, Mike Walker and wife, Donna, and Allen Walker and wife, Melissa, all of Hartman; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, June 3, at the Fernwood Assembly of God Church with Rev. Eddie Birdsong officiating.
Burial was in West Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Larry Guthrie, Maxie Foster, Homer Jones, Ernest Walker, Jimmy Walker, and Richard Mays.
Harold Levon Pike, 80, a 1948 graduate of Clarksville High School, died Friday, May 27, 2011, at his home in Prescott, Ariz.
He was a native of Midland, Texas, former resident of Sudan, Texas, and 1952 graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He began his career with Sandia Corporation at their Salton Sea Base, Calif., location and later moved to Denver, Colo., where he was employed by Martin Marietta Astronautics. In the mid 1970s he was awarded “Engineer of the Year” and the following year he was awarded “Scientist of the Year.” He was the recipient of several patents while at Martin Marietta Astronautics and the Pikes established Aspen Labs Inc., for his medical equipment designs.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Josie Pike; four children, Leland Pike of Ontario, Calif., Lisa Hayward of Gautier, Miss., Lowell Pike and wife, Yi, of Lexington, Ky., and Lauri Dreher and husband, Bill, of Prescott, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Emily and Julia Pike, Robert and Madison Hayward, and R.W. and Dani Dreher; and two great-granddaughters, Emma and Lula Pike.
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Heritage Memory Mortuary in Prescott, Ariz., with burial at the Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott, Ariz.
Judy Beth Felkins Stewart, age 68, of Little Rock, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011. She was born in Clarksville, Arkansas where she graduated from high school before receiving her BA degree from Arkansas Tech in Russellville, Arkansas. After college she was married to William Guice Stewart Sr., who died in 1977. After living in Arlington, Virginia the family moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas where she owned and operated an art gallery before moving to Little Rock in 1976. Once in Little Rock Judy obtained her real estate license working for Ward Gibson Realtors for several years. She later worked for Boyle Realty as a property manager. Judy loved being with her family and friends, gardening and shopping.
She is predeceased by her parents, George and Minnie Jean Felkins; and two brothers, Michael Felkins and Larry Von Felkins. She is survived by one son, William Guice Stewart and wife, Sandra, of Sherwood, Arkansas; three sisters, Patsy Paul and husband, Ed, of Ellijay, Georgia, June Binan of Clarksville, Arkansas, and Marcia Hall and husband, Claude, of Clarksville, Arkansas; one brother, Gary Felkins and wife, Shirley, of Clarksville, Arkansas.
A memorial service was held at Garvan Woodland Gardens, 550 Arkridge Rd., Hot Springs National Park, AR on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements were under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Susan G Komen Foundation, or American Cancer Society.
R.G. Baker, 65, of Hagarville died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at his home from injuries sustained in a tornado which hit the area in the early morning hours.
He was a native of Mount Pleasant, son of the late Howard Roy and Vada Cooley Baker, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Judy Maxwell.
Survivors include his wife, Gwen Raymond Baker; one stepson, Allen Miller; two stepdaughters, Cathy Barnes and Judi Coolie; and one brother, Benny Baker and wife, Evelyn, of Hensley.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at Community Funeral Service.
Ruth Guess, 98, of Clarksville died Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Ozark Nursing Home.
She was a native of Ozark, daughter of the late James R. and Sally Ramsey Barclift, widow of Jasper Guess, and preceded in death by one daughter, Charlene Molden.
She is survived by two sons, James Richard (J.R.) Guess of Clarksville and Forrest Ray Guess of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one daughter, Lynne Guess of Colorado Springs, Colo.; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrell Bridges officiating. Burial will be in Hogan Cemetery at Hunt.
Pallbearers will be J.R. Guess, Ray Guess, Ross McCarley, Michael Guess, Stanley Nesbitt, and Frank Urtado.
Timothy Lane Tipton, born May 25, 1950, passed away May 31, 2011, at Clarksville Hospital. He was a graduate of the University of the Ozarks where he met and married his wife of 34 years, Roxann Maleia (Evans) Tipton on July 3, 1976.
He is survived by his wife, Roxann; a son, Joel Lane Tipton; parents, Jean and Harlan Tipton; a brother, James Tipton and wife, Lynda, all of Clarksville; sister, JudyLieux and husband, John, of Fort Smith; a mother-in-law, Roxie Evans of Lomax, Ill.; brothers-in-law, Lamarr Evans and wife, Marilyn, of Biggsville, Ill., LaRoy Evans and wife, Connie, of Brighton, Colo., Rick Evans and wife, Melanie, of Lomax, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Wynona Anderson of Stronghurst, Ill., and Carmella Hollaway and husband, Raymond, of Knoxville. He leaves behind 18 nieces and nephews and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother.
He had been employed by Woodard Recycling for 20-plus years.
A memorial service was held at the Church of Christ on Friday, June 3, at 10 a.m. with John Ballard officiating. Arrangements were by Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Clarksville Church of Christ, P. O. Box 117, Clarksville, AR 72830 or University of the Ozarks, 415 North College Avenue, Clarksville, AR 72830.
Willie Dee Ramsey, 73, of Clarksville died Saturday, June 4, 2011, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.
He was a native of Murry, son of the late Sanford Ramsey, and preceded in death by one sister, Murl Jean King.
Survivors include his wife, Cassie Ramsey; one daughter, Kaffie Campbell of Altus; mother, Agnes Willey of Clarksville; three brothers, Devoe Ramsey of Clarksville, Carl Ramsey of Knoxville, and L.C. Ramsey of Bentonville; one sister, Stella Elkins of Springdale; and two grandchildren, Dusty Campbell of Altus and Nathaniel Cole Campbell of Mulberry.
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Oakland Street Full Gospel Church with Rev. Carl Sory officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were Dusty Campbell, Nathaniel Campbell, Quenton Ramsey, Mike Ramsey, Robin Ramsey, and Kevin Ramsey.
Honorary pallbearers were L.C. Ramsey and Devoe Ramsey.
Wilma B. Hamilton, 86, of Fort Smith on this day June 4, 2011, went to be with her maker to discuss further her feelings for the Father and to check on her mother, father, and siblings. Born March 8, 1925, she was the last of a generation of Morris brothers and sisters that she protected, nurtured, refereed.
She is survived by one son, Charles Oxford, and his wife, Suzanne Stair, of Sherwood, AR; two grandsons, Chris Oxford and his wife, Robyn, of Waterloo, IN., Jeremy Oxford of Fort Smith, two great-grandsons, Reese Oxford, and Spencer Oxford of Waterloo, IN; sisters-in-laws Bobbi Tankersley of CA., Lera Morris, of Clarksville, AR., and Betty Ruth Morris of Fort Smith; nieces Annette Hilton of Clarksville, Mary Sears of Clarksville, Ardith Morris of Clarksville, Wanda Jewell Davis of OK., Donita Hudspeth of OK., Teri Hudspeth of OK., Tami Hudspeth of OK., Rhonda Tankersley Scott of NV., Vicki Saunders-Kelley of GA., Sandy Saunders of OR., ; nephews, Don Morris of N.C., Jimmy Morris of Conway, Stephen Morris of FL., Robert Morris of Rogers, John Morgan Morris of CA., David Morris of Clarksville, Dan Hudspeth of FL.; many loving neighbors, Glenda Mulhern, Alice Vege, Mary Hatfield, and very special friends, Liz and Tim Humphreys.
She was predeceased in death by her parents, John Morgan and Florence Hevron Morris; five brothers, Howell Morris, James Morris, F. L. “Windy” Morris, Robert Morris, John W. “Doodle” Morris; and two sisters, Mary Armstrong, and Gwen Kemper, and two husbands, Luther Oxford and Earnest Hamilton.
Graveside service was Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at 12:00 noon in the U.S. National Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
The family greeted friends at Edwards Funeral Home on Monday evening from 5-7 PM
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Heart Association Lock Box 841125 1401 Elm 5th Floor Dallas, TX 75202 or the Susan G. Komen Donations may be made online www.komenarkansas.org
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Gloria Ann Clubb, 64, of Houma, La., died Friday, May 27, 2011.
She was a native of Ville Platte, La., daughter of the late Louis and Edelle Comeaux Janise, preceded in death by her first husband, Lemuel Ray Fontenot, parishioner of St. Bridget Catholic Church, employed by Bayou Dularge Middle School, former member of the Order of Eastern Star of Houma and Thibodaux, La., former member of East Houma Lions Club, and member of Coteau Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Clubb of Houma, La., who is a former resident of Clarksville; two sons, Raymond Fontenot of Houma, La., and Anthony Fontenot and wife, Rosema, of California; one daughter, Angela F. Duet and husband, Glen, of Thibodaux, La.; two stepsons, Michael Clubb and wife, Donna, of Victoria, Texas, and Steven Clubb of Rhode Island; two stepdaughters, Debra Domingue and husband, Dave, of Houma, La., and Connie Clubb of Louisiana; two brothers, James Janise and wife, Rita, of Ville Platte, La., and Eugene Janise and wife, Gaynelle, of Houma, La.; two sisters, Anna Janise and companion, Gary, of Grand Isle, La., and Emily Boudreaux and husband, Robbie, of Houma, La.; eight grandchildren, Ragen Paul, Antoinette Fontenot, Justin Fontenot, Blaine Lara, Chelsea Sims, Roger Sims III, David Domingue and Kayla Lara; one great-grandchild, Jada Lara; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, at Chauvin Funeral Home in Houma, La., with burial at St. Bridget Catholic Church Cemetery.