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Dexter Lee Johnson

Dexter Lee Johnson, 88,  died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011.

He was a native of Golden, Miss., but had been a resident of Ozark, Van Buren, and Clarksville the last 30 years, World War II veteran, and retired as a construction employee in California.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Velma Veneeta Shipp Johnson; three children, Phyllis Ann Atha of Florida, Terry Lee Johnson of California, and Karen Joan Phillips of Coal Hill; eight grandchildren, Jamie Baker, Erich Atha, Aaron Atha, Travis Johnson, Desirae Ramos, Jason Johnson, Austin Johnson and Amber Hurtt; and 12 great-grandchildren.

There will be no formal memorial service.

Dona Gail Henry

Dona Gail Henry, 74, of North Little Rock died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011.

A native of Wichita Falls, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Perry and Louise Ward Suggs and granddaughter of the late Will and Earla Kolb Ward of Clarksville, member of Lakewood United Methodist Church and the Junior League of North Little Rock, and retired employee of Ellis Jewelry after 30 years of service in the jewelry business.

Survivors include her husband, James Henry Sr.; three sons, Allen Henry and wife, Paris, of Franklin, Tenn., Marks Henry and wife, Aleta, of Southhaven, Miss., and Max Henry and wife, Tina, of Liberty, Mo.; one daughter, Dobby Webb and husband, James, of North Richmond Hills, Texas; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Lakewood United Methodist Church in North Little Rock with Rev. Richard Lancaster officiating.

Burial was at Roselawn Memorial Park under the direction of Roller-Owens Funeral Home of North Little Rock.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Mid-South Division, Inc., 901 North University Avenue, Little Rock AR 72207-6354.

James Elbert (Hoot) Gipson

James Elbert “Hoot” Gipson, 83, of Clarksville, died Thursday, October 13, 2011, at his home.  Born Friday, December 30, 1927, in Brooklyn, Arkansas to Loyd H. and Ridal C. (Hines) Gipson, he was a member of Twin Oaks Baptist Church, a graduate of Southside High School, a grocery store employee for Gipson Brothers Grocery in Paris, AR., a lineman for Western Arkansas Telephone Company, and past member of the Franklin #9 Masonic Lodge of Clarksville.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran and received the Korean Service Medal while serving with Battery “B” 560th Field Artillery Battalion.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Gladys Gipson of the home; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Fred Gipson; and two sisters, Gladys Raye Cash and Lois Ann Gipson.

Pallbearers were David Kimbrough, Jamey Styles, Kevin Webb, Ricky Skagg, Tim Skaggs, Lucas Skaggs, and David Leon Skaggs. Honorary pallbearer was Ron Mefford. Funeral services were at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at Twin Oaks Baptist Church, Clarksville with Pastor Mike Qualls and Pastor Troy Vaughn presiding. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery, Clarksville.

Visitation was 6-8 P.M., Monday, Roller-Cox Funeral Home, Clarksville, AR. Services were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

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Lorene Troglin

Lorene Troglin, 91, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Ozark Nursing Home in Ozark.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late G.P. and Martha Ragsdale Rainwater, of the Assembly of God faith, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Anna Louise B. Haley.

She is survived by one son, William (Janice) Hard of Clarksville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Carter Cemetery with Roy Schreckhise officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Pauline Dickerson

Pauline Dickerson, 87, of Clarksville died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was born at Hagarville, daughter of the late Zearl (Doc) and Martha Harris Morris, retired teacher, member of Clarksville First Baptist Church, loved puzzles, cooking, crocheting and quilting, and was preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Hardwicke; and one brother, Jimmy Morris.

Survivors include her husband of 60-plus years, Floyd B. Dickerson; three sons, James (Deb) Dickerson of Clarksville, Larry (Brucene) Dickerson of Little Rock, and Keith (Wanda) Dickerson of Hot Springs; six grandchildren, Kim Young, Michelle Hardy, Tabitha Hoit, Heather Swanson, Stephanie Shepherd and Susan Dickerson; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 525, Clarksville, AR 72830.

Family wishes to recognize Anita Mooney, CNA, and all other staff members of Countryside Manor for the special care given their loved one.

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Rev. Barbara Lamie

Rev. Barbara (B.J.) Lamie, 69, of Knoxville died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Belding, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Roy Franklin and Mabel Eilene Huss Taylor, and assistant pastor at Faith Community Four Square Church in Clarksville.

Survivors include her husband, Dennis Lamie; three sons; five daughters; one brother; two sisters; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A family conducted memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Faith Community Four Square Church with Rev. Jill Perdue officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Willie Palmer

Willie Palmer, 85, of Clarksville entered into rest Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at the Paris Health and Rehab in Paris, AR. Born Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1926, in Bastrop, La., to Marshall L. and Alice Bell Fleming Barnett, she is a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, worked over 20 years for Morton’s Frozen Foods and retired as a line supervisor.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, James Palmer; one daughter, Margarette Cater; and one son, Manvil (Theresa) Palmer, all of Clarksville, AR; six granddaughters; 13 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home, Clarksville, AR with Rev. Vernon Bass presiding. Burial was in Annie’s Chapel Cemetery, Lamar, AR. Pallbearers were great-grandsons, Clayton Vaught, Blake Neumeier, Matt Hudson, Jace Hudson, Deaven Weaver, Darrin Weaver, Tyler DeBusk and Dustin Humphrey.

Memorials may be made to Families of SMA, 925 Busse Rd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007.

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