June 15, 2021


Bethelena Williams

Bethelena (Beth) Williams, 68, of Kansas City, Kan., died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at her home.

A native of Ozark, she was a daughter of the late Nettie and Jeff Thompson, former resident of Hunt, and preceded in death by an infant brother.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Francis Earl Williams, a former resident of Clarksville; two sons, Jeffery Earl Williams of Pleasant Valley, Mo., and Kevin Francis Williams of Kansas City, Kan.; grandchildren, Derek Michael and wife, Ashley, Jeffrey Francis, and Jennifer Elizabeth; great-grandchildren, Katelyn Nicole, Brock Michael and Aiden Thomas; one brother, Elwood Thompson and wife, Frances, of Kansas City, Kan.; three sisters, Evelyn Sue of Independence, Mo., Caroline Faye of Springfield, Mo., and Karen Kaye of Olathe, Kan.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins including Cathy Nunn of Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Funeral was at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home in Kansas City, Kan.

Charles C. Clinton

Charles C. Clinton, 79, of Clarksville died Friday, June 10, 2011, at his home. He was born October 21, 1931, at Clarksville to the late Cecil and Bertha Clinton.

Charles was the Circuit Clerk of Johnson County from 1969-1970 and was an auditor for the state of Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Carl Reed; grandson, Sammy Cleveland; cousin, James Henson; son-in-law, Ron Liebschwager; his uncles and aunts; Howard and Elaine Clinton, Charles and Iva Jaggers, Bonnie and Howard Stokes, Annis Henson; Hazel and Whitney Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, Florence Clinton of Clarksville; son, Craig Clinton of Little Rock; daughters, Yvonne Liebschwager of Austin, Texas, and Marlene (Fred) Dougan of Clarksville; grandchildren, Cheyne (Heather) Dougan of Clarksville, Piper (Don) Beaudin of Vilonia, David Cleveland, Tacey Baker of Conroe, Texas, and James Allen Parsons; sister-in-law, Wanda Clinton of Hot Springs; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A private celebration of Mr. Clinton’s life will be held for the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested for donations to be made to American Cancer Society or to Arkansas Department of Health Hospice, 1219 Rogers Clarksville, Arkansas 72830.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Community Funeral Service.

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Charles Lloyd Goodin

Charles Lloyd Goodin, 75, of Clarksville died Friday, June 10, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Hartman, retired Form-All employee, Army veteran of the Korean War, fisherman, son of the late Charlie and Dimples Goodin, preceded in death by one grandson, Derick Goodin, and of the Nazarene faith.

Survivors include his wife, Ervine Brock Goodin; one daughter, Paula Goodin Yarbrough and husband, Aaron, of Clarksville; two sons, Paul Goodin and Scott Goodin and wife, Renne, all of Clarksville; one brother, Melvin Goodin and wife, Cecilia, of American Falls, Idaho; grandchildren, Johnathan Goodin and Sandra, Nick Yarbrough and Ashley, Chris Yarbrough, Grant Goodin and Hannah, Chase Yarbrough and Heather, Sarah Goodin and Ben, Blake Yarbrough, Ashli Goodin and Hannah Goodin; and great-grandchildren, Zoe Goodin, Austin Burris, William Nichols, Shelby Yarbrough, and Angel and Alexa Goodin.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

David E. Wilder

David E. Wilder, 73, of Hartman died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at his home.

He was a native of Yates City, Ill., son of the late Edgar and Helen Bowles Wilder, United States Navy veteran, meat cutter, and welder.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Wilder; one daughter, Debbie Terherst and husband, Gary, of Coal Hill; two sons, James David (J.D.) Wilder and wife, Charlotte, of Ozone and Daniel (Red) Wilder and wife, Karen, of Paris; one brother, James Wilder and wife, Bonnie, of Virginia; two sisters, Martha Ann Willard and Pam Dillard of Illinois; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A private service will be held at the home.

Arrangements were under the direction of Community Funeral Service.

Dessie Mae Perren

Dessie Mae Perren, 73, of Knoxville died Monday, June 6, 2011, at Clarksville.

She was a member of the Mountain Home Freewill Baptist Church, former secretary at Clarksville Convalescent Home, widow of William (Buddy) Perren, and was preceded in death by her father, Dess Harris; birth mother, Ona Bean Harris; mother, Nellie Willis Harris; great-grandson, Logan Reid Wilson; six sisters, and five brothers.

She is survived by two sons, Johnny Perren and David Perren, both of Hattiesburg, Miss.; one daughter, Becky Wilburn of Knoxville; one sister, Lillian Graham of Missouri; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Hedgeway Church with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating.

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

Active pallbearers were Jason Perren, Michael Perren, Bryan Perren, Russell Zachary, Daniel Zachary, Ray Wilkinson, Ron Dail and Billy Ray Perren.

Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Dail, Irvin Collier, Tommy Perren, Travis Wilson, Cory Kendall, and Kelly Collier.

Dwight S. Yates Sr.

Dwight Seedale Yates Sr., 82, of Oregon died May 10, 2011.

He was a native of Hunt, retired master sergeant with the United States Air Force, and was preceded in death by one son, Kevin Yates; one brother, Edgar Yates; and one sister, Charline Wofford.

Survivors include two brothers, Loyd Yates of Hunt and Doyle Yates of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Florine Stabler and Marie Crawford of Broken Arrow, Okla.; children, Phyllis Roberts, Dwight Yates Jr., Viola Yates, Timothy Yates, Barrie Yates, Marvin Yates and Robin Yates; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were under the direction of Sutherlin Chapel of the Roses in Sutherlin, Ore.

Gary Don Magby

Gary Don Magby, 49, of Clarksville died Sunday, June 12, 2011, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Highway 164 West.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Jane Gossett Magby, and preceded in death by one brother, Charlie Magby.

Survivors are his father, Ewell Magby of Clarksville; three brothers, Arden Magby and John Magby, both of Duncan, Okla., and David Magby of Clarksville; three sisters, Jo Rothrock of Fayetteville, Jean Landis of Grand Junction, Colo., and Glenda Grossman of Denver, Colo.

A family memorial service was held Tuesday, June 14, at Oakgrove Cemetery in Oakgrove.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Gracie Marie Norris

Gracie Marie Norris, 89, of Altus, whose daughter and son-in-law, Reba and Rev. Roger Umholtz, reside in Lamar, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

She was a native of Bokoshe, Okla., daughter of the late James Riley and Nancy Elizabeth Hollinger Bowman, owner of The Other Place Café and Marie’s Quilting, and preceded in death by two sons, Charles D. Graham and Arlis L. Graham; one great-granddaughter, Kaitlen Noelle Hodges; two brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Bill Graham and wife, Molly, of Ozark and Jimmy Graham and wife, Peaches, of Huntsville; five other daughters, Mary and husband, Rev. C.E. Simpson II, and Debbie and husband, Clifton Ellison, of Ozark, Ruth and husband, Tommy Spicer, of Harrison, Frances and husband, Mike Hodges, of Springdale, and Sandy and husband, Craig Sullivan, of Rudy; one sister, Hazel Mason White of Ozark; 28 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, June 3, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. C. E. Simpson and Rev. Roger Umholtz officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Lillian Mae Evans

Lillian Mae Evans, 88, of Russellville, formerly of Clarksville, died Sunday, June 12, 2011, in Russellville.

She was a native of Clarksville, member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville, daughter of the late Elmer and Jewell Dempsey Russell, and widow of Robert H. Evans.

Survivors are 10 nieces and nephews including Terry Russell of Russellville who was her caregiver.

The body was cremated.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Merrill E. Chapman

Merrill E. Chapman, 84, of Russellville died Sunday, June 5, 2011.

He was a native of Elgin, Ill., son of the late Samuel Chapman and Anna Cloute, graduate of Northwestern University, educator, technical representative for Xerox, Baptist, and United States
World War II Army veteran having served as a paratrooper.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Imogene Moore Chapman; one daughter, Gloria Bowman; four grandchildren, Dawn Burke, Billy Humphrey, Nalani Koch and Marissa Delaforce; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Donald (Anne) Chapman and David (Mary) Chapman; and two nephews, Brian Spillers of Scranton and Danny Spillers of Morrison Bluff.

A celebration of life ceremony was held at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Restoration Church in Russellville with full military honors.

Arrangements were under the direction of Community Funeral Service.

Verdell Oril Terry

Verdell Oril Terry, 88, of Cord died Friday, June 10, 2011, in Wichita, Kan.

A native of Fort Douglas, he was a retired farmer, son of Guss and Gertrude Terry; and was preceded in death by two brothers, Odell Terry and George Terry; one sister, Elizabeth Bruce; and one nephew, Steven Terry.

He is survived by one brother, Gus Terry of Wichita, Kan.; two nieces, Debra Sims of Cord and Linda Bruce of Benton, Kan.; and two nephews, Odell Terry of Miami, Okla., and Terry Watson of Andover, Kan.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Minnow Creek Cemetery.

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