June 15, 2021


Anna Beth Newton

Anna Beth Newton, 89, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Clarksville, daughter of the late Thurlow and Estelle McMillan Baskin, widow of Lee Mervin Newton, charter member of Stillwell Bible Baptist Church, retired Riley-West Department Store employee, and was preceded in death by one sister, Joy Bean.

She is survived by one daughter, Donna Hudson of Van Buren; two sons, David (April) Newton of Odessa, Texas, and Doug (Lynn) Newton of Easley, S.C.; one sister, Alma Ashlock of Fort Smith; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Stillwell Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Goodman and Rev. Bill Whitfield officiating.

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

Pallbearers were David Lasater, Ray Young, Bob Bean, Mark Watkins, Mike Bean, and Jim Bean.

Floyd A. Nitschke

Floyd A. Nitschke, 92, of Lamar died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

He was a former resident of Otranto, Iowa, son of the late Fred and Helen Glassel Nitschke, Lutheran, retired from farming, Hoover Hatchery in Rudd, Iowa, and Winnebago Industries in Forest City, Iowa, and was preceded in death by his wife of 50-plus years, Viola A. Wirtjes; one granddaughter; and one infant brother.

Survivors include one daughter, Gloria Vaughn of Cotter; one son, Jerry Nitschke of Lamar; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Bride Colonial Chapel in Manly, Iowa. Burial will be in Grafton Cemetery in Grafton, Iowa.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Joe Dan Calvin

Joe Dan Calvin, 81, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

He was a native of Caldwell, Texas, son of the late Homer and Lydia Blazek Calvin, graduate of the University of Houston, Navy veteran of the Korean War, elected and served one term as city councilman for the city of Pearland, Texas, employed for 25 years as a technician/electrician on electrical power systems in three states for several corporations, electrical inspection supervisor for the Alaskan Pipeline, formerly employed at the NASA Space Craft Center, member of Clarksville First Baptist Church, Gideon’s International, and American Legion Bunch Walton Post No. 22, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Homer Calvin and Leroy Calvin; and two sisters, Mae Dell Billet and Elizabeth Miller.

Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Allene Garrett Calvin; three brothers, Stanley Calvin of Gilmer, Texas, and Homer Ray Calvin and Jay Lynn Calvin, both of Caldwell, Texas; one sister, Joyce Hitchcock of Caldwell, Texas; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Clarksville First Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Bridges and Rev. Jerry Self officiating.

Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Mike Reynolds, Dan Leeds, Paul Shafer, Robert Mullins, Travis Cline, Stanley Calvin Jr., Phil Hitchcock, and Hank Scheel.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class and the Clarksville Gideon Camp.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P. O. Box 243, Clarksville, AR 72830 or First Baptist Church Youth Group, P. O. Box 525,  Clarksville, AR 72830.

Lynda V. Hatch

Lynda Violet Hatch, 71, of Lamar (Hagarville) died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Monmouth, Ill., daughter of the late Louie and Opal Eckhardt, widow of George W. (Bill) Hatch, member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Clarksville, retired in 1993 as a security guard for Tyson Foods, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Shawny Smith; five brothers, Frank Eckhardt, Willard Lee Eckhardt, J. Roy Eckhardt, William L. (Bill) Eckhardt, and Rodger Eckhardt; and one sister, Loretta Helmers.

Survivors include one daughter, Jackie Quentin Roberts of Hillsday, Wyo.; five grandchildren, Joshua Hatch of Everett, Wash., Travis Hatch and Amanda Thibodeaux, both of Hillsdale, Wyo., and Jarret Perrin and Darien Smith, both of Clarksville; three brothers, Dan Eckhardt of Torrington Wyo., Richard Eckhardt of Mesquite, Nev., and Rodney Eckhardt of Shoshoni, Wyo.; three sisters, Wanda Weeks Fender of Clifton, Colo., Annetta Bentley of Commerce City, Colo., and Sylvia June Larson of Torrington, Wyo.; numerous nieces and nephews; and companion, Craig Doughty.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Travis Metcalf

Travis Lee Metcalf, 71, of Lamar died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at his home.

He was a native of Oxnard, Calif., graduate of Oxnard (California) High School, Army veteran, carpenter and was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Metcalf.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two sons, Todd Metcalf of West Virginia and Jacob Combs of Lamar; one daughter, April Barnett of Paris; mother, Nell Thomson of Hackett; one sister, Peggy Metcalf of Hackett; four grandchildren, Alex Metcalf and Austin Metcalf of West Virginia and Kaylie Barnett and Keith Brown of Paris; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Mount Vernon Cemetery with Rev. Carl Sory and Rev. W.A. Sowells officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Terri Mooney, Greg Holman, George Higby, Alan Hill, Kaleb Melson, Justice Lauden and Jim Ed Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Combs and Doug Story.

Homer D. Zachary

Homer David (Bud) Zachary, 91, of London died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Paris Health and Rehab in Paris.

He was a native of Lamar, son of the late John Francis and Hattie Mae Sleuder Zachary, retired truck driver, and was preceded in death by two sisters; six brothers; and companion of 20 years, Delpha Zachary.

Survivors include nephews and nieces including Janis Zachary of London.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in Lamar Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Trevor D. Evans

Trevor Daymond Evans, 12, of Van Buren, formerly of Clarksville, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

He was preceded in death by paternal great-grandparents, Sally and Doyle Evans of Hartman.

Survivors include his mother, Christie Rogers of Van Buren; father, Daymond Evans of Clarksville; four brothers, Tyler Mooney, Kody Evans, Jacob Evans, and Jaidan Ross; one sister, Raigan Ross; maternal grandparents, Phyllis and Roy Rogers of Van Buren; paternal grandparents, Robbi and Tim Mooney of Clarksville and George Evans of Hartman; paternal great-grandparents, Geneva and Nelson Teague of Clarksville; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. Burial will be at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren.

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