J. DeLayne McKnight, 56, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Aug, 30, 2011, at her home.
She was a daughter of Elmer Eugene and Ramona Ramsey Whitson, native of Pampanga Philippines, licensed practical nurse, Methodist, and preceded in death by one brother, Stephen Lee Whitson; and two grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, David McKnight; one daughter, Rebecca Teach and husband, Jeremy, of Carthage, N.Y.; one son, David McKnight and wife, Lekisha, of Coal Hill; three grandchildren; one sister, Marla Arredondo and husband, Andres; and one brother, James Richard Whitson and Linda.
A celebration of life service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Hedgeway Church followed by burial at West Mt. Zion Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Community Funeral Service.
Pallbearers were Eddie King, Ray Young, Jimmy Dorney, Jimmy Arredondo, Chad Morrow, Jim Temple and Michael Farris.
Neta S. Curb
Neta (Zumer Inita) Spears Curb, 95, of Clarksville died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at her home.
She was a daughter of the late Thomas Henry and Zumer Littleton Spears, widow of Samuel Perry Curb, Avon representative, and former resident of Merkel, Texas, where she was employed for many years by the Taylor County Electric Cooperative and later by Merkel Telephone Company.
Survivors include one son, Charles S. Curb of Clarksville; one granddaughter, Elisabeth Curb DeVore of Orlando, Fla.; and one great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Elisabeth DeVore of Orlando, Fla.
Funeral was at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Cherry Street Baptist Church with Glenn Yarbrough officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Starbuck Funeral Home in Merkel, Texas, with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Needy Paws Animal Shelter, P. O. Box 523, Clarksville, AR 72830.
Ronald Kerwin Warren, 67, of Clarksville died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at his home.
A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late Leroy and Wenola Kerwin Warren, graduate of Clarksville High School, retired telecom technician, and a steward of communications Workers of America.
Survivors are his wife, Mary Lou Warren; two sons, Robert K. Warren and wife, Sharon, and Jason A. Warren and wife, Pam, all of Clarksville; three grandchildren, Katelyn Warren, Paige Warren, and Josh Yarbrough and wife, Crystal; and two great-grandchildren, Ashton Yarbrough and Hayden Yarbrough.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Woodland Cemetery with Rev. Clyde Vire officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers will be employees of APEX, employees of Clarksville Verizon Telephone Company, Jerry Scoggins, E.T. Moore, Josh Yarbrough, Bob Johnston, and Chad Moore.
Emmett Franklin Thomas, 69, of Clarksville died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011.
He was a native of Seymour, Texas, member of Yell County law enforcement for 20-plus years and served with the Yell County Mounted Patrol, licensed funeral director for Cornwell Funeral Homes and deputy coroner for Yell County, lifetime charter member of Boyce Woods VFW Post No. 3141 in Dardanelle, and was preceded in death by his mother, Corabelle Thomas.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Lewis Ann Thomas; father, Virgil Thomas of Clarksville; two brothers, Aubrey (Pat) Thomas of Clarksville and Lynn Keith Thomas of Delaware; one sister-in-law, Mary Webb Fields of Conway; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were Leroy Choate, Tommy Gleason, Harlon Davis, David Guerian, Jonathan O’Kelley, and Ronnie Spears.
Honorary pallbearers were Neil Thomas, Marty Thomas, Tommy Riddell and Allen Fields.
Jerry Lee Breedlove, 60, of Clarksville died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.
He was a native of Gideon, Mo., son of the late James and Marie Morrow Breedlove, graduate of Coal Hill High School, attended the University of the Ozarks, member of the Clarksville unit of the Arkansas National Guard for six years, employed by the Singer Company in Clarksville for 16 years and as supervisor of Hanes Brands for 20 years, and was preceded in death by three brothers, Tom, Jimmy and Johnny Breedlove.
He is survived by two daughters, Jessica Dail and husband, Ron, of Clarksville and Holly Breedlove of Clarksville; and the mother of his children, Debbi Franklin of Clarksville.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Irving officiating.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway, Suite, 3, Russellville, AR 72801.
William Selma Chavers, 74, a native of Lamar, died Aug. 15, 2011, in Spokane, Wash.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Blanchard Community Church in Blanchard, Idaho.
Vernie Goldsmith, 89, of Atkins died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at Russellville Nursing Home.
She was a native of the Lone Pine Community, member of Primitive Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by one daughter, Laverne Duvall of Pottsville; two grandchildren, Brenda (Gary) Phillips and Forrest James Duvall Jr.; five great-grandchildren, Kurtis Phillips, Keaton Duvall, Khloe Duvall, Kaden Duvall and Kolton Duvall; and one great-great-grandchild, Lathan Phillips.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Harold Stumbaugh and Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in Lone Pine Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be David Lindsey, Jerome Mink, Brian Hawkins, James Staten, John Staten, and David Stumbaugh.
Honorary pallbearers will be the young adults of the Primitive Baptist Church of Russellville.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.