June 15, 2021


Cecil Owen Epperson

Cecil Owen Epperson, 59, of Hartman died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at his home.

He was a native of Clarksville, security guard, Navy veteran, attended Fernwood Assembly of God Church, and was preceded in death by his father, Willard Harold Epperson.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Strope Epperson; two daughters, Rebecca (Russ Sutter) Thomas and Angela (Chris) Black, all of Hartman; mother, Margaret Foster Epperson of Hartman; one sister, Deloris Acord of Springfield, Mo.; and five grandchildren, Brandon Gattis, Skylar Carter, Mika Carter, Dakota Black and Alyssa Black.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 7, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glendall Black and Rev. Eddie Birdsong officiating. Burial was in West Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Gerald Imasur, Donnie Black, Josh Epperson, Chris Black, Russ Sutter, Norman Bennett, Brian Johnson, and Duel Miller.

Honorary pallbearers were Brandon Gattis, Jack Bennett, Terry Epperson, Bob Epperson, George Evans, Larry Evans, and James Evans.

Gary Gene Manwiller

Funeral for Gary Gene (Manny) Manwiller, 66, of Ridgeway, Mo., who died Monday, July 11, 2011, at his home will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Ridgeway Lions Hall in Ridgeway, Mo. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville. Arrangements are under the direction of Polley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs, Mo.

He was a native of Manchester, Iowa, son of the late Thays and Margie Lewis Manwiller, served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, member of the Disabled American Veterans, quarry worker, craftsman, and former mayor of Ridgeway, Mo.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline Kronberger Manwiller, formerly of Clarksville; two daughters, Danielle Moon and husband, Jeff, of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Elizabeth McNally and husband, Jason, of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Michael Manwiller and wife, Helena, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and James Manwiller of Arizona; two brothers, his twin, Larry Manwiller and wife, Ursula, of Wichita, Kan., and Jerry Manwiller and wife, Sandy, of Des Moines, Iowa; one sister, Sharon Rosenberg of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jackson Lee Fox

Jackson Lee Fox, 39, of London died Tuesday July 5, 2011.

He was a native of Ozark, professional oil field worker, and preceded in death by his grandparents, Elvie and Mollie Fox of Lamar; and two brothers, Charles Dean Fox and Joshua Warren.

He is survived by two sons, Jackson Lee Fox Jr. and Dylon Ray Fox of Hackett; one daughter, Samantha Fox of Hackett; parents, Helen and Gerrel Warren of London and Jack Fox of Illinois; grandparents, Eva Sears of Clarksville and Frank Sears of Hartford; three brothers, Frankie Sears and wife, Christy, of Clarksville, Lawrence Gene Leigh Fox of Sherwood and Thomas Fox of Illinois; two sisters, Bridget Fox Clayborn of Lamar and Angel Rose Ebelhar of Honeybrook, Pa.; nine nieces; two nephews; numerous aunts and uncles; and companion of many years, Heather Loudon.

A Celebration of Life service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 11, at Hedgeway Church with Rev. Bobby Featherston officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Community Funeral Service.

Joe A. Woodson

Joe A. Woodson, 67, of Little Rock, formerly of Clarksville, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011.

He was a native of Searcy, son of the late Dalton J. and Ophelia Woodson, commercial banker, member of the Fellowship Bible Church, Eagle Scout, member of the Order of the Arrow, and had recently been the advancement chairman of Boy Scout Troop No. 30. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1968, began his career in the Federal Reserve and joined Pulaski Heights Bank in 1969. In 1978, he continued his career with Farmer’s Bank in Clarksville as president and chief executive officer until 1993, when he rejoined Pulaski Bank as senior vice president of construction lending which recently changed to IBERIABANK and his position was changed to senior vice president of special assets department.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Shirley Woodson; two daughters, Kimberly Jo Woodson of Little Rock and Christie (Eugene) Bell of Benton; three grandchildren, Dustin Frazier, Rachel Hacker and Garrett Bell; one sister, Joann Thompson of Clarksville; one niece, Lisa Jo Velliquite; sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Joe Sing and their children, Angela (Marshal) Salmon and Michael Sing; parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blevins; and brother-in-law, Randy (Judy) Blevins.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Parkinson officiating.

Memorials may be made to Boy Scout Troop No. 30 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 2223 Durwood Road, Little Rock, AR 72207.

Ludia Beatrice Vaught

Ludia Beatrice Vaught, 94, of Fayetteville, formerly of Johnson County, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011, in Fayetteville.

She was a native of Fort Smith, daughter of the late Kenchin and Ludia Bynum, member of Living Faith Pentecostal Church of Fayetteville, retired employee of Walmart Store No. 66 in Clarksville, and was preceded in death by her husband of 72½ years, Dennis Vaught; one daughter, Mary Jo Crowson; one granddaughter, Mary Lynn Gibson; one great-granddaughter, Tristan Vaught; and one sister, Bondell Melson.

Survivors include one son, Stanley Vaught and wife, Frances, of Fayetteville; four grandchildren, Mark Crowson of Clarksville, Brian Vaught and wife, Jalynn, of Farmington, Sonya Waddell and husband, James, of Prairie Grove, and Chris Vaught of Fayetteville; six great-grandchildren, Chena Bartlett, Bryce Vaught, Marissa Powers, Marcus Waddell, Ryan Vaught, and R.T. Waddell; and two great-great-grandchildren, Casey Joe Bartlett and Brooke Lynn Powers.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Waddell and Rev. Buel Curtis officiating. Burial was in Oark Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Mark Crowson, Brian Vaught, Chris Vaught, Bryce Vaught, Marcus Waddell, and R.T. Waddell.

Honorary pallbearers were Ryan Vaught, Junior Young, and Leroy Melson.

Sara Elizabeth Williams

Sara Elizabeth Hayes Williams, 84, of Knoxville, died Thursday, July 7, 2011.

She was a daughter of the late Monroe and Tula Josie Tolbert Hayes, widow of Stephen E. Williams Sr., member of First Baptist Church in Knoxville and Knoxville Extension Homemakers Club, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Martha Jane.
Survivors are three sons, Jerry Williams of Dana, Ind., Stephen E. Williams Jr. of Hagarville, and Ben Williams of Knoxville; two daughters, Dorothy McCuin of Russellville and Sara Jane Stucky of Knoxville; one brother, Bill Hayes of Temple, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at First Baptist Church in Knoxville with Rev. Richard Snyder officiating.

Burial was at Knoxville Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Stephen Williams III, Michael  Williams, Terry Skinner, Daniel Williams, Danny Shook, Kurt Link, and Wayne McCartney.

Thelma May Perkins

Thelma May Perkins was born Nov. 19, 1915, to William Lee and Esther Jones May in Little Rock, AR.
She married Al Chester Perkins in 1942.

In 1944, they moved to St. Louis, Missouri and founded Chester Perkins Plumbing Co., which they ran until his death in 1993.

Thelma was a devoted member of 50-plus years to Christ’s Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Mo.
She returned to live in Clarksville in 2005, and departed this life July 3, 2011, at Paris Health and Rehabilitation Center in Paris, Arkansas.
She is survived by nieces, Pat Alexander, Doris Freeman, Brenda Williams, Bertha Jefferson, Mary Bea Hernandez, and Vickie Alston; and by one nephew, Dan Alston.

She also leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 8, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. James Bell officiating.

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