Atha M. Inman, 87 of Clarksville went to be with the Lord Saturday morning, Oct. 15. She was born to Colonel and Deloris (Mullins) Dotson July 22, 1924 at Midway AR. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert (Bob) Inman, son, Larry and three brothers, Arlis, John and Ray Dotson. She is survived by one sister, Anna Smedley of Clarksville, one sister-in-law, Patricia Dotson of Monett, MO, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at Roller Funeral Home in Paris, AR, with her pastor Rev. Larry Horn officiating. Burial was in Ellsworth Cemetery near Midway AR.
Pallbearers were Harold Dean Davison, Curtis Varnell, Buddy Inman, Clyde Eubanks, Ken Proffer and Gary Smedley.
Charley Sylvester Hook, 88, of Clarksville died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.
He was a native of the Spadra Community, 67 year-plus member of Grace Lutheran Church, retired plumber, U.S. Navy veteran, son of the late Leonard Randolf and Maggie Pearl Hill Hook, and was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Hook; and 11 siblings.
Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Louise Langlois of St. Louis, Mo.; two sons, Ronald Hook Sr. of Clarksville and Lanny Charles Hook of Griffin, Ga.; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Herb Swanson officiating. Burial will be in Hess Cemetery at Coal Hill.
Dwaine Edwards, 74, of Coal Hill died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, in Russellville.
He was a son of the late Johnny and Lilly Jane Carter Edwards, Pentecostal, retired building contractor, and preceded in death by two sisters, Geneva Childers and Lorane Payton; and one brother, Johnny Edwards Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Pat Edwards; children, Gary Edwards, Johnny Edwards and Teddy Edwards, all of Coal Hill, Sheila Smith of Fort Smith, Annette Franklin and Becky Rome, both of Van Buren, and Steve Edwards and Carla Boatright, both of Russellville; three sisters, Fran Carter of Fort Smith and Carol Miller and Marie Fuller, both of Wichita, Kan.; numerous grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
There will be no public funeral service held. Arrangements are under the direction of Community Funeral Service.
Floyd Keith Hopkins, 53, of Hartman died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Ozark.
He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Gus and Alpha Marie Clayborn Hopkins, member of the Masonic Lodge and employed as a truck driver for Great Wide.
Survivors include his wife, Rochelle Hopkins; children, Wade Evanoff and wife, Rene, of Clarksville, Jim Ed Hopkins of Altus, Johnny Ray and wife, Tanya, of Nebraska, Cody Waln and wife, Angie, of Hartman, and Amber Gilmour of Wakefield, Neb.; siblings, Ray Hopkins and wife, Joan, of Little Rock, Gwen Lee of Jonesboro, Johnny Hopkins and wife, Carol, of Clarksville, Ann Richie and husband, Don, of Ozark, and Betty Rofkahr and husband, Tom, and Pat Wadley and husband, Eugene, all of Clarksville; and 11 grandchildren.
A celebration of life service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Community Funeral Service. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Jay Lee, Joe Lee, Keith Sanders, Mark Smith, James Hopkins and Cody Waln.
Honorary pallbearers were family and friends.
Juanita Head, 89, of Russellville died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at her home.
She was a native of Adona, daughter of the late James and Scenie M. Price Wright, attended Adona High School, former resident of Detroit, Mich., and Morrilton where she was employed as a nurse at a Morrilton hospital, operated Head’s Fashion Shop in Russellville for approximately 30 years, member of Second Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and worked in the nursery, served as a volunteer reading tutor at Center Valley Elementary School for seven years, recipient of the Golden Rule award for excellence in volunteering, and was preceded in death by husbands, James Monroe Fowler and James R. Head of Lamar; four brothers; and two infant siblings.
Survivors include one daughter, Martha Head Eidson of Russellville; and one grandson, Eric James Clay Eidson of Little Rock.
Funeral was at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Humphrey Funeral Service Chapel in Russellville with Pastor Billy Kite officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Center Valley Elementary School, 5401 SR 124, Russellville, AR 72802 or to Center Valley Girls’ Relay for Life Team.
Karl Kenneth Edmondson, 73, of Clarksville died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at his home.
He was a native of Kremmling, Colo., bus driver, heavy equipment operator, and retired Tyson Foods mechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Francis and Lillian Ann Bell Edmondson; two brothers, Francis Wallace Edmondson and Joseph Benjamin Edmondson; two sisters, Stella Marre Wheatley and Helen Irene Edmondson; and one granddaughter, Casey Darlene Price.
Survivors include two daughters, Christian Darlene Price of Gillham and Sherry Lee Wommack of Clarksville; three sons, Kenneth Karl Edmondson of Choctaw, Okla., Kelvin Carl Edmondson of Kremmling, Colo., and Charles Clyde Edmondson of Crestview, Fla.; one brother, George Ernest Edmondson of Brady, Texas; 24 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glenn Newton and Rev. Ron Newton officiating. Burial was in Mount Airy Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Justin Price, Zachery Edmondson, Seth Edmondson, Benjamin Edmondson, Shawn Wommack, and Cody Wommack.
Honorary pallbearers were Brady Prokop, Sean Prokop, Blake Prokop, Henry Vega, Leslie Wommack, and Michael Edmondson.
Sandra Loretta Rosel Hardee, 61, of Oark died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at the home of her daughter in Watts, Okla.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy.
She is survived by one son, Keith Lunsford of Dardanelle, his wife, Ashley, and daughter, Ava, daughter, Emilee Ramirez, her husband, Miguel, and children, Daniel, Mikie and Anna, of Watts, Okla., daughter, Bobby Cox and husband, Kevin, of Conway, and daughter, Amy Hardee of Oark. She is also survived by her parents, Philip and Mable Griffin Rosel and sister, Katie, of Clarksville; a sister, Connie Schieble and husband, Robert, of Dover; a brother, Philip Rosel and wife, Juanita, of Knoxville; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Sandra enjoyed cooking and baking for her family, working in her garden but especially enjoyed her fruit trees and roses.
Sandra fought a heroic battle with recurring breast cancer and generously donated her body to the Genesis Research Program.
A memorial service was conducted Oct. 11 at Oark Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway, Russellville, AR 72801 or Professional Home Hospice, 103 North Walnut, Sallisaw, OK 74955.
Sherry Gaye “Pepper” Rofkahr, 53, of Barling, Arkansas, formerly of Hartman, Arkansas, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, in Fort Smith. She was born Jan. 15, 1958, in Clarksville, Arkansas, to Clarence Rofkahr and Mary Skidgel Rofkahr. She was a medical analyst for Golden Living in Fort Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Rofkahr and Mary Skidgel Morgan and stepfather, Larry Morgan.
Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Shelby Floyd officiating, with burial at West Mt. Zion Cemetery in Hartman.
She is survived by lifelong companion, Harv Williams of Barling; a goddaughter, Tara Hewes and her husband, Ben Hewes, of Fort Smith; two god grandsons, Ashton Carney and Devin Hewes of the home, and god granddaughter, Brooklyn Hewes, also of the home; one brother, Randy Rofkahr of Clarksville; two sisters, Sheila Rogers and companion, David Clayborn, of Lamar, and Rhonda Marvel and husband, Jettie Marvel, of Altus, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were nephews, Derrick McCartney, Wes Marvel, Robert Guy, Cody Mayfield, Norm Clayborn and Tripp Canady.
The family visited with friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24, at Shaffer Funeral Home, 2315 West Commercial in Ozark. To leave an online condolence, visit the website: shafferfuneralhomeweb.com.
Tom Douthit Patterson was born to Agnes Douthit Patterson and Harlan H. Patterson on June 22, 1936 in Clarksville, AR. He was the grandson of John T. and Nora Arnold Douthit and Nellie Hudson Patterson and A.M. Patterson and a descendant of the Pioneer King Family of Johnson County. He passed away after a lengthy bout with diabetes and complications.
Tom grew up in Clarksville, AR, attended Clarksville schools and was a member of the 1953 Class of CHS. He later attended The College of The Ozarks and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1958.
Shortly after graduation, he entered the U.S. Army where he served for four years. He settled in Dallas, TX and began employment with Pan American World Airways in the marketing department. After several years in Dallas, he was promoted to office manager in New Orleans and after five years there, moved to Houston, TX where he served as reservations manager for the Southwestern United States for just under five years. He returned to Dallas to make his permanent home in the 1970’s. During his years with Pan Am, he realized a long time dream of traveling to many countries around the world.
Tom is survived by cousins, Nora Hampton Sams, husband Kent Sams and son Marcus Sams, and maintained close ties with many very close friends and Clarksville relatives, as well as his three generation membership in First United Methodist Church, all of which he held dear throughout his lifetime.
Private services were held in Dallas, TX with entombment in Hillcrest Memorial Mausoleum, just a few blocks from his longtime Dallas home. His best friend and business partner of many years, Jim Davis, officiated at the committal service.
If desired memorials may be made in his name to “Disciples of Holy Trinity” “DOT” 5810 Live Oak St. Dallas, TX 75214.
Vera Ahne, 86, of Scranton, Arkansas passed away on October 21, 2011, in Clarksville, Arkansas. She was born May 7, 1925 in Decatur, Indiana to Henry and Rose Heimann. She married Leonard Ahne in 1947 who preceded her in death in 1981. She married Guyth Rogers in 1996 who preceded her in death in 2007.
Vera is survived by nine children, Jim Ahne and wife, Barb, Bill Ahne and wife, Brenda, Dennis Ahne, Ruth Snow and husband, Bobby, Joann Lynch and husband, Steve, all of Scranton, Joyce Fiddler and husband, Terry, of Conway, Carol Trusty and husband, Danny, of Russellville, Martin Ahne of Greenwood and Rose Mary Webb and husband, Mark, of Boone, North Carolina; 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; a sister, Margie Shell; and a brother, Cletus Heimann of Indiana.
Vera retired from Arkansas Social Services in 1987. For many years, Vera prepared tax returns for the community. She was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Scranton and she served as the church organist for 40 years.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris. Rosary service was held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Scranton.
Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church officiated by Father Josely Kalathil IMS. Burial was in St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery in Scranton under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Online guestbook www.rollerfunerlhomes.com
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ignatius Catholic Church, P. O. Box 87, Scranton, AR 72863.