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8/24/2011

Alma A. Morris

Alma A. Morris, 97, of Hartman died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Clarksville Community Health and Rehab.

A native of Hartman, she was a daughter of the late William A. and Lora Smith Morrow, widow of John H. Morris, charter member of Hartman Baptist Church, member of the Johnson County Senior Activity Center, and was preceded in death by one sister, Lera Morrow Goodin; and one brother, Earl Morrow.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Easter of Pelsor, June Moore of Tucson, Ariz., and Estel Hook of Tempe, Ariz.; one son, Paul Morris of Jacksonville; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Hartman Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Mack Smith and Rev. Grady Glass officiating.

Burial will be in Hartman Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Padgett, Jerry Padgett, Brian White, Kevin Shannon, Tim Cooper, and Ted Williams.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Buddie B. Bohannon

Buddie B. Bohannon, 93, of Van Buren, formerly of Clarksville, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.

A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late Virgil and Lola May Gunn Bohannon, retired coal miner, barber, former employee of Clarksville Light and Water Company and Clarksville Police Department, and was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Williams Bohannon; one daughter, Dana Bea Bohannon; four sisters, Alene Johnson, Virgie Wise, Wilma Duff and Jessie Farris; and three brothers, Sid Bohannon, John Marple and Tom Davidson.

Survivors include two daughters, Romona Kendrick and husband, Paul, and Sandra Bullard and husband, James, all of Alma; four grandchildren, Paula Kronberg, Scott Kendrick, Blake Kendrick, and Karl Bullard; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Ronnie Gilmore officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Cara Lee Furst

Cara Lee Furst, 78, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at her home.

She was a native of Ottuma, Kan., daughter of the late Wayne and Rita Fay Bowman Heffron, former resident of Tucson, Ariz., and a retired paralegal.

Survivors include one daughter, Iris Muke and companion, Henry Holt, of Clarksville; one son, Jeff Giese and wife, Eva, of Tucson, Ariz.; and special friends, Freddie and Nicki White of London.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Tucson, Ariz.

Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Celia Grace Dollins


Celia Grace Dollins, 14, of Springdale, granddaughter of Roy Horne of Fayetteville, formerly of Clarksville, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Springdale.

She was a native of Rogers, freshman at Central Junior High School in Springdale, where she was a member of the band, former volunteer at the Jones Center in Springdale, participant in the Washington Regional Hospice volunteer training program, and was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Irma Horne; and an aunt, Laura Dawson of Fayetteville.

Survivors include her parents, Stephen and Cara Dollins of Springdale; one sister, Rose Dollins of Springdale; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Linda Dollins of Fayetteville; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Sisco Funeral Chapel in Springdale with Paul Woodhouse officiating.

Evelyn R. Holmesley

Evelyn Rose (Peggy) Robertson Holmesley, 87, of Hartman died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Bryant, Okla., daughter of the late Ed and Josie Thomas Miller, and preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Miller and Joe Eddy Miller Sr.; and one sister, Ortha Miller Rush.

Survivors include her husband, Joe T. Holmesley; two sons, Larry G. Robertson of Coal Hill and Ronnie J. Robertson of Hartman; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the First Baptist Church in Coal Hill with Rev. Joe Lochridge officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Joshua Robertson, Justin Robertson, Ryan Rachuy, James Scott, Gary Jacobs, and Fred Breedlove.

Imogene Addie Hill

Imogene Addie Hill, 92, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Russellville, retired nurses aide, daughter of the late Albert and Raymoth Lowe Myers, and widow of Lonnie Travis Hill.

Survivors include one son, Travis Wayne (Margaret) Hill of Clarksville; one brother, Jr. Myers of Fort Smith; one sister, Ina Mae Freeman of Momence, Ill.; four grandchildren, Stacie Hill of Ripon, Calif., Sheila Rogers of Pauls Valley, Okla., Troy Hill of Bentonville, and Kathy Carson of Clarksville; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Nichols Chapel Cemetery in Altus with Rev. Chuck Starnes officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Janice Lou Hathorn


Janice Lou Hathorn, 74, of Hartman died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late Perry and Daisey Knight Nunley; widow of Roman Hathorn and Wahlon B. O’Neal Sr., Baptist, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Cathy Ann James.

Survivors include one son, Wahlon B. (Elizabeth) O’Neal Jr. of Riverton, Kan.; four daughters, Kathy Hathorn Grammod and Deborah Sue (Ronnie) Hathorn, all of Springdale; and Theresa Jean (Terry) Culshaw and Marilyn Jo (Mike) Sexton, all of Hartman; one brother, Johnny P. Nunley of Fort Smith; one sister, Bonnie McWilliams of Pottsville; 11 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Burnett King officiating. Burial was in Mount Airy Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Rodney Hathron, George Michael O’Neal, Jason Grammod, Mike Sexton Jr., Wahlon Fredrick O’Neal, Nick Sexton, Michael Howard, Dillon Grineger, and Eddie Casebolt.

Kevin Hickey


Kevin Hickey, 49, of Lamar drowned Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, while swimming with family and friends along Ross Mountain Road on Piney Creek.

He was a native of Russellville, son of the late Artie Hickey, and was preceded in death by one sister, Audrey Hickey.

Survivors include three sons, Jason Hickey of Clarksville, Kent Hickey of Lamar and James Taylor of Jerusalem; four daughters, Heather McGhee, Randa Hickey and Crissy Hickey, all of Russellville, and Michelle Collins of Centerville; 12 grandchildren; mother, Shirley Ann Thalman Hickey of Hector; two brothers, James Roberts of Lamar and Donnie Hickey of Hector; and three sisters, Myrene Parks of Hector, and Clara Huffman and Liz Mackey, both of Dover.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Adams Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins.

Louis Albert Loibner


Louis Albert “Bill” Loibner, 87, of Knoxville, Arkansas died Aug. 6, 2011, after a prolonged illness.  He was born to Alois and Anna Loibner Dec. 23, 1923, in Portland, Oregon.

Loibner’s family includes his wife, Frances Pauline “Polly” Loibner; his sister, Anne Sabo; his four sons and their wives, Steve and Sherry of Benton, Mike and Paula (deceased) of Rison, Craig and Julie of North Little Rock, and Mark and Rose (Akins) of Fort Smith; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

 A U.S. Navy veteran, Loibner served as a radarman during World War II. After the war he moved to North Little Rock, where he raised his four sons and worked as production manager at Chicopee, Inc.  Between 1957 and 1972, Loibner volunteered as scoutmaster and assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troup 53, known as the Blue Ribbon Troop, in North Little Rock. As scoutmaster, Loibner received The Silver Beaver Award for service to scouting.  Following his retirement from Chicopee, Bill and Polly built their dream home, Chimney Cliff, an A-frame overlooking Lake Dardanelle.  They also opened Vango Galleries in Russellville, which they ran for more than 20 years.

A memorial ceremony is planned Oct. 7 at Historic Union Station in Little Rock at 7 p.m.

Loibner will be best remembered for his love of the outdoors, especially Lake Ouachita, and instilling that love in his sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the young men in his scout troop.

The family requests donations be made to the Quapaw Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America in lieu of flowers.  Please visit www.ARcremation.com to sign the online guest register.

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Mary Madeline Oquist

Mary Madeline Oquist, 75, of Knoxville died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at her home.

She was a native of Avoca, Minn., daughter of the late Lawrence H. and Madeline Gibson Andert, widow of Andrew M. Oquist Sr., and member of River Valley Grace Lutheran Church, Quilting Guild, LWML, and Prayer Team.

Survivors include four sons, Andrew “Pete” (Amber) Oquist Jr. of Subiaco, John (Christy) Oquist of Clarksville, Gordon Oquist Sr. of Ogema, Minn., and Dean (Linda) Oquist of Mora, Minn.; five daughters, Sarah (Rodney McFadden) Oquist and Patricia Ronning, all of Minneapolis, Minn., Jean (Mike) Engstrom of Clear Lake, Minn., Sue (Dean)Weidendorf of Braham, Minn., and Diane Oquist of Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, Lawrence J. (Judy) Andert of Ozark and John A. (Paula) Andert of Idaho Falls, Idaho; one sister, Kathleen Beard of Hudson, Wisc.; 23 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at River Valley Grace Lutheran Church at Lamar with Rev. Herb Swanson officiating.

Burial was in Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery at Lutherville under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Nicholas Engstrom, Eric Engstrom, Jeremy McCain, Andy Weidendorf, Timothy Andert, Thomas Andert, and Robert Beard.

Honorary pallbearers were Gene Weidendorf, Les Weidendorf, Tim Oquist, Mike Stewart, Travis Stewart, Jeb Stewart, Gordon Oquist Jr., Cory Oquist, and Darrell Andert.

Robert Eugene Crosby


Robert Eugene Crosby, 59, of Clarksville died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Arcata, Calif., and a graduate of Alhambra High School in Phoenix, Ariz.

Survivors include his parents, William (Bill) and Marjorie Walding Crosby of Clarksville; companion, Lana Taylor of Knoxville; one daughter, Justine Crosby of Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Shad Martin of Los Angeles, Calif.; one brother, Steve Crosby of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Jacquelina Crosby of Tempe, Ariz.; and four grandchildren.

Rosary service and wake will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Father William Wewers officiating.

Stephan Joseph Voller

Stephan Joseph Voller, 75, of Subiaco died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at his home.

He was a native of Strasburg, N.D., son of the late Sebastian and Mary Volk Voller, retired mechanical electrical technician, United States Army veteran, member of St. Scholastica Catholic Church at Shoal Creek, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and Mike Voller.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Patricia Schiele Voller; three daughters, Tina Marie Voller of Dover, Linda Ann Voller of Keller, Texas, and Stephanie Diane Parnell of Cleburne, Texas; one son, Patrick Duane Voller of Subiaco; four sisters, Theresa Wolf and Betty Bachmier, both of Strasburg, N.D., Rose Glass of Linton, N.D., and Hilda Mattern of Shenandoah, Iowa; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial rosary was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at St. Scholastica Catholic Church at Shoal Creek. A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at St. Scholastica Catholic Church with burial at St. Scholastica Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris.

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