July 27, 2021


Alva Taylor

Alva Taylor, 98, of Clarksville died Friday, June 24, 2011.

He was born at Ludwig, son of the late Jack and Mattie Robinson Taylor, retired farmer and timber hauler, and was preceded in death by his wife, Estella Rice Taylor; one sister, Liza Taylor; and two brothers, Argie Taylor and Forbin Taylor.

He is survived by two nephews, Troy Taylor and Garland Taylor, both of Clarksville; and three great-nephews, Mike Taylor and Mark Taylor, both of Clarksville, and Randall Taylor of Fort Smith.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, June 27, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Willis officiating. Burial was in Mount Airy Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tommy Ford, Ryan Ford, Jack Rigsby, Donnie Rice, Sam Gould, and Jeremy Mays.

Arthur Robert Brown

Arthur Robert (Bob) Brown, 83, of East Chicago, Ind., brother of Mrs. Ancel (Mabel) Hartlein of Clarksville, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, at his home.

He was a native of Springfield, Ohio, former resident of the Harmony Community, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William E. (Rosa) Brown of the Harmony Community, member of the New Life Christian Church in Whiting, Ind., World War II Navy veteran, and was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Romans Brown.

Survivors include two daughters, Dywane Anne Brown and Valerie (Steve) Bielak; two sons, Greg (Sara) Brown and George (Suzie) Pate; one other sister, Ellen (Ed) Southern of Fayetteville; nine grandchildren, Kimberly, Corman, Kelly and Kristy Bielak, Meghan, Alexa and Hannah Brown, and Lindsey and Rachel Pate; and three great-grandchildren, Abby, Andrew and Nathan Corman.

Private funeral services with military honors were held Thursday, May 26, at Baran Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Vale of the New Life Christian Church in Whiting, Ind., officiating. Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery in Hammond, Ind.

Donald Ray Lovett

Donald Ray Lovett, 80, of Catoosa, Okla., died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at his home.

A native of Lamar, he was a son of the late Chester and Florence Lovett, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Sue Ann Lovett Flavin; and siblings, Emma Lou Lovett Lewallen and Billy Lovett.

Survivors are his wife, Martha Louise Hurst Lovett; children, Barbara McAfee, Clara Anglen, and Joseph Lovett; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Tulsa, Okla., with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, Okla.

Freda Kauffeld Willett

Freda Kauffeld Willett, 80, died peacefully in her sleep at her home of 42 years in Tampa, FL, on June 15, 2011.

She was born in Clarksville, AR, on the Kauffeld farm. Freda was the daughter of the late Fred and Ophelia Kauffeld of Clarksville and preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Kauffeld. Freda was a Christian and a member of Seminole Church of Christ. She was a loving, devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother.

Freda received a college education at The College of the Ozarks in Clarksville, AR. She was an accomplished pianist and taught piano in her home for 50 years. Freda was also a talented and accomplished artist, with many “oil-on-canvas” paintings to her credit.

Freda was the wife of the late Guy E. Willett. She is survived by their four loving daughters, Guyla Willett LeGrue (Stephen) of Missouri City, TX, Dianne Willett Shepard of Katy, TX, Sharon Willett Kline (Michael) of Camp Hill, PA, and Kim Willett Warren (John) of Tampa, FL; nine admiring grandchildren, Casey Maxwell Rice of Boston, Mass., Emily Joy Shepard and Mason Everette Shepard, both of Katy, TX, Katherine Elizabeth Kline, Laura Ann Kline, Ilana Beth Kline and Nicholas Jacobs Kline, all of  Camp Hill, PA, Amanda Elaine Warren and Rebekah Lynn Warren, both of Tampa, FL; five siblings, Wanda Kauffeld Shively of Fremont, IN, Anna Kauffeld of NV, Fred J. Kauffeld and Sue Kauffeld Duff, both of Clarksville, AR, and Sylvia Kauffeld Kinnear of Green Cove Springs, FL; and sister-in-law, Joanne Taylor of Clarksville, AR.

Visitation took place from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 19, and the funeral service took place at 10AM Monday, June 20, 2011, both at Blount and Curry Funeral Home, 3207 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa, FL 33618. Entombment followed at Garden of Memories.

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Garrett Lingar

Garrett Lingar, 32, of Clarksville died Friday, June 24, 2011, from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 123 near Clarksville.

He was a native of Clarksville and grandson of the late Thomas and Argie Williams and Herbert Lingar, and was preceded in death by an aunt, Judy Lingar; and cousins, Nick and Ashley Williams.

Survivors are his parents, William Dane and Patricia Williams Lingar of Clarksville; one brother, Bret (Trinity) Lingar of Clarksville; one sister, Amanda Lingar of Little Rock; grandmother, Marie Lingar of Hartman; four nephews, Maverick Lingar, Teaguen Lingar, and Nathan Self of Clarksville and Gaige Jones of Little Rock; and two nieces, Shayla Lingar and Dana Self of Clarksville.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with David Zeiler officiating. Burial was in West Mount Zion Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were David Morrow, Gary Lee Curtis, Robert Vaught, David Shepard, Brian Downey, Jonathan Owens, Harley Lawrence and John Rofkahr.

Honorary pallbearers were Tony Williams, Jim Ed Williams, Greg Lingar, Todd Lingar, Chad Lingar, Damon Evans, Josh Williams, Eric Teague, John Pitts, Brian Woodard, John Robinson, and Walter Woodward.

Irene B. Newton

Irene B. Newton, 63, of Alma, sister of Mabel Skidgel of Coal Hill, died Monday, June 20, 2011, in a Van Buren hospital.

She was a native of Altus, daughter of the late Charles and Flossie Belt Nichols, employed by Franklin County Learning Center in Ozark as a special education teacher, member of Trinity Baptist Church north of Alma, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Dorney and Ila Henry; and one brother, Gordon Nichols.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Jimmy Newton; two sons, John and Darryl Newton, both of Alma; one daughter, Cassondra Newton of Alma; two other sisters, Bobbie Askins of Ozark and Wanda Infante of California; and two grandchildren, Dusti and Gus Newton, both of Alma.

A memorial service was held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Hall Cemetery Arbor at Natural Dam with burial of the cremains at Hall Cemetery. Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.

James E. Owens

James E. Owens, 56, of Coal Hill died Friday, June 24, 2011, at his home.

He was a native of Sale Creek, Tenn., professional miner, and was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Lee Owens and wife, Linda Britt Owens.

He is survived by three daughters, Jammie Sue Hickman of Bakewell, Tenn., Stephanie Marie Smith of Dayton, Tenn., and Stephanie Joanne Massey of Beebe; one son, Mark Allen Owens of Clarksville; mother, Willie Mae Hooker; three sisters, Dorthy (Henry) Clevenger of Sale Creek, Tenn., Mae Dean (Larry) Jones of Soddy Creek, Tenn., and Barbra Keltch of Sale Creek, Tenn.; two brothers, Arthur (Wanda) Owens of Coal Hill and Paul (Teresa) Owens of Ozark; and 12 grandchildren, Taylor Fox, Brandon Mooney, Whitley Baker, Coy Fox, James Fox, Garrett Mooney, Keaton Massey, Eirica Caraway, Jonathon Caraway, Zander Owens, Jackson Owens, and Lyndee Owens.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Wiley Jones officiating.

The body was cremated.

James W. Lee

James W. Lee, 86, of Ozone died Wednesday, June 2, 2011, at Clarksville.

He was a native of Russellville, retired truck driver, graduate of Gulfport Mississippi Military School, Korean War Marine veteran, and was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Alta Lee; one son, James T. Lee; three brothers, Ray Lee Jr., Stanford Lee and an infant; three sisters, Sarah Lee, Alta Ruth Lee; and an infant.

Survivors include two daughters, Sheila Martin of Ponca City, Okla., and Jodie Lee of Russellville; one sister, Rebecca Stacy of Fort Smith; one brother, David Lee of Russellville; two granddaughters, Alice Martin and Tabitha Lechtenberg; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and lifetime friends, Bob and Janie Wheeler of Ozone.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Russell Cemetery at Ozone with Rev. Carl Sory officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

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Joseph Glenn

Joseph (Big Joe) Glenn, 51, of Clarksville died Friday, June 17, 2011, at his home.

He was a son of the late W.A. and Catherine Glenn, native of Tucson, Ariz., and moved to Clarksville in 1982, where he was employed at Tyson Foods until 2008.

Survivors include his wife, Carla Glenn; adopted son, James Evans and fiancee, Brandi Trew of Clarksville; adopted daughter, Danyel and Steve Giles of Clarksville; grandchildren, Jon, Alicia and Jazmin Owens, and Gabby Giles of Clarksville, and Nathan and Ashlyn Khilling; and one brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Ara Glenn of Tucson, Ariz., and their children, Anthony, Isabella, Faith, Sara and Andy Glenn.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with Roy Jackson officiating.

The body was cremated and cremains will be interred in Tucson, Ariz.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Community Funeral Service.

Josephine Hughes

Josephine Hughes, 96, Lamar, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Born May 2, 1915, Swain, AR.

Daughter of Geneva and Troy Laughter, Josephine was one of four sisters. She was married to Dayton Hughes of Lamar for over 50 years, who preceded her in death in 1991. Josephine was a caring mother and grandmother, accomplished homemaker, excellent cook and fine gardener. Her immaculate and varied flower beds bordered the large vegetable plots, from which the family grew most of its food for many years. She was wise in the art of preserving and canning and understood the economic and nutritional value of home gardens. She was frugal, but inventive, in both her food preparation and care of home and family. She was an accomplished hair stylist, and she cared for her own mother in later years. Josephine is survived by a son, Doug Laughter (Patricia) of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Michael Laughter, Cheryl Taylor and Carey Hughes; her sister, Kathleen Neal of Lamar. Burial by cremation. Interred in Reynolds Cemetery, Lamar, Arkansas. Memorials to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125 Dallas, TX  75284. Arrangements by Hardwicke Funeral Home.

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Leon Warren

Leon Warren, 82, of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Johnson County, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, in Oklahoma City, Okla.

A native of Rosetta, he was a son of the late Wesley and Lula Graves Warren; veteran of the United States Navy having served in both World War II and Vietnam War, member of San Jacinto Masonic Lodge for 49 years where he rose to Master Mason of the 32nd degree, and was preceded in death by six brothers; and four sisters.

He is survived by two sons, Everette Leon Warren and Vernie Edward Warren; and twin brother, Lewis Warren; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Monday, June 27, at Rosetta Cemetery. Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Luchrisia Tate Mayfield

Luchrisia Deann Tate Mayfield, 43, of Lavaca, Arkansas, formerly of Oark, went home to be with Jesus on June 25, 2011.

She was born October 4, 1967, at Springdale, Arkansas and died June 25, 2011, at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith. She was preceded in death by two sons, Andrew and Matthew Sherrell.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Mayfield of Lavaca, Arkansas, loving mother of Mandy Sherrell of Lavaca, Arkansas; loving mother of Joseph Sherrell of Lavaca, Arkansas; parents, Malcolm and Linda Tate of Batson; one sister and brother-in-law, Melinda and Chuck Beavers of Coal Hill; one brother and sister-in-law, Cully and Audrey Tate of Patterson Springs, Arkansas; and a loving aunt of several nieces and nephews. She will be missed by many.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel, 701 Rogers Street, Clarksville, Arkansas with Brother Cully Tate officiating. Burial will be in Patterson Springs Cemetery, Patterson Springs, Arkansas.

Active pallbearers will be John Hodge, Dwight Kimbriel, Randy Wyers, Dan Mayfield, Darrell Ashley and Greg Willis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Carroll Sherrell, Sean Sexton and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

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Minnie Mae Boen

Minnie Mae Boen, 71, of Hagarville died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Oma Lee and Bessie King Hall, former employee of Johnson Regional Medical Center and Sara Lee, and member of the Strawberry Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include her husband, Doyle Boen; two daughters, Tina Masterson and Mandy Wooten, both of Clarksville; two sisters, Reba Lewis of Lamar and Mary Stark of Clarksville; four brothers, Bob Hall and Claud Dell Hall, both of Clarksville, Jack Hall of Lamar, and Steve Hall of Fayetteville; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Hagarville Cemetery with Rev. William Hickman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Donnie Hicks, Jerry Hicks, Dean Wright, Tony Proctor, Floyd Edwards, and Don Warren.

Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Gray, Aubrey Yount, and Jeremy Carlton.

Rita S. Davis

Rita S. Davis, 88, of Clarksville died Friday, June 24, 2011, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was a native of Killingsley, Conn., and along with her husband owned and operated Benny’s Country Store in Lamar from 1980-1990.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Benny Davis of Clarksville; two sons, Robert Davis of Dover and Gerry Davis of Clarksville; and one daughter, Claire Cover of Las Vegas, Nev.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Jamestown Assembly of God Church with Rev. Free Clower officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Community Funeral Service.

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