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Cenabell B. Parker

Cenabell (Patsy) Bocksnick Parker, 70, a resident of London died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at her home.

She was born Aug. 27, 1941, at London to Arthur and Pearlie Rhea Darter Bocksnick. She was a member of the Flat Rock Assembly of God and enjoyed ceramics, sewing, traveling, camping and decorating cakes. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter and son-in-law, Jawana Claudette and Larry Price; a brother, John Arthur Bocksnick; and a sister, Gladys Eagle.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Claud Parker of London; a son and his special friend, Ronnie Parker of London and Mary Stark of Clarksville; a granddaughter, Tiffany Freeman of London; two brothers, Buster Bocksnick of London and Gary Bocksnick of Hunt; three sisters, Emma Vinson of Clarksville, Ruthie Lingo of Lonoke, and Sylvia Krisell of England; many nephews and nieces; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at the Flat Rock Assembly of God with the Rev. Larry and Rita Persons and the Rev. Jerry Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Brock Cemetery near London under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.

Active pallbearers will be Russell Parker, Tommy Vinson, Glen Freeman, Stevie Bocksnick, Herbert Krisell Jr. and Doy England.

Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Parker, Lee Vinson, Brian Bocksnick, Blake Freeman, Paul Chambers, Gary Anderson, Larry Freeman, Anthony Freeman, and Ken Lingo Jr.

Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinfuneral.com.

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Helen L. Stephens

Helen L. Stephens, 81, of Clarksville went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011.

She was born May 4, 1930, in Oscar, Ky., daughter of the late James and Nan Boyd Hampton, graduate of Jackson Michigan High School, and a member of Hilltop Bible Church.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Richard Stephens; two sons and spouses, Dennis and Kathy Stephens of Newton, Miss., and Jim and Vickie Stephens of Medina, Ohio; two daughter, Judy Jones and husband, L.A., and Debbie Stephens, all of Clarksville; one brother and spouse, Bill and Patty Wray of Hickory, Ky.; one sister and spouse, Jan and Dave McCoskery of Billings, Mont.; eight grandchildren, Chris Stephens, Colby Jolley, Katlyn Stephens, Lauren Stephens, Carrie Nehrenz, Patrick Jones, Geremy Jones, and Jennifer Armentrout; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Harmony Cemetery with Rev. William Allen officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Bob Fraser, Darrell Burns, Bob Acord, Bill Fine, Matthew Fraser, and L.A. Jones.

A celebration of her life will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at the Hilltop Bible Church.

Memorials may be given to the Gideon’s International or the Hilltop Bible Church, 12057 Highway 164, Clarksville, AR 72830.

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James (Dutch) Houston

James (Dutch) Houston, 72, of Clarksville died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011.

He was born July 1, 1939, in the Woodland Community, son of the late Remmel and Myrtle Jones Houston, member of the 1957 graduating class of Clarksville High School, graduate of Riverside Polytech Junior College, farmer for 18 years, Navy veteran, member of the Woodland Baptist Church where he was a Sunday school teacher and bus driver, member of the Clarksville City Council for 30 years, member of Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 9, Royal Arch and 32nd degree Scottish rite, employed at Whitson-Morgan Motor Company for 32 year where he began as a mechanic before later being promoted to assistant service manager, employed part-time at Johnson County Landfill, and along, with Bryan Ukena, began the West River Valley Regional Solid Waste District in nine counties. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Ginny.

Survivors include his wife, Judy; one son, Marty (Paula) Houston of Scranton; two daughters, Christina Minden of Little Rock and Sharon (Michael) Dixon of Alexander; one son, Carl (Angela) Minden of Little Rock; honorary son, Bryan Ukena of St. Paul, Minn.; grandchildren, Anneke Bollman, April Houston, Jeremy Wilson, Shelley Jovel, Megan Toland, Holly Houston, Emma Minden, Garrett Houston, Mason Minden, Michaela Dixon and Aslyn Minden; and great-grandchildren, Halle Bollman, Braden Bollman, Annabel Rodriquez, and William David Roberts.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Woodland Baptist Church with Rev. Free Clower officiating. Burial will be in Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Houston Sears, Kerry Sears, Brent Cater, Don Williams, Herman Houston, Neal Jones, Tom Jones, and Jon Williams.

Memorials may be made to the Woodland Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 1009, Clarksville, AR 72830 or Baptist Health Hospice, 11900 Colonel Glenn Road, Suite 2000, Little Rock, AR 72210.

Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

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James Donald Mooney

James Donald Mooney, 76, of Searcy, AR., died Sunday, November 20, 2011, at White County Medical Center in Searcy.

Born to Roy H. and Emma (Bean) Mooney, Sunday, June 30, 1935, in Altus, Arkansas he was Minister of Music and member of First United Methodist Church in Searcy. He traveled the midwest as a professional musician with several gospel quartets, Melody Men, Watchmen, Lindsey Brothers, Venables, and Men of Song. He was a very gifted organist and pianist and performed with talented musicians of various musical genres spanning gospel, classical, and jazz. He was also a member of the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather who devoted his life to Christ through his music ministry.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Greta Colleen (Rickard) Mooney; three sons, Donald Keith (Donna) Mooney, Little Rock, AR, Charles Allen Mooney, Searcy, AR, and James Daniel (Jennifer) Mooney, Dallas, TX; one daughter, Kathryn Colleen (Roger) Counce, Houston, TX; seven grandchildren, Chris Counce, Andrew Counce, Jordan Mooney, Madison Mooney, Grace Mooney, Jack Mooney, and Nathaniel Mooney; four great-grandchildren, Adrienne Counce, Cohen Counce, Makayla Counce and Kyler Counce; and one brother, Glenn Mooney, Huntsville, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Roy Mooney, Jr.

Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 23, 2011, with funeral services beginning at 11:00 at Roller-Cox Funeral Home, Clarksville, AR, with Reverend Von Dell Mooney officiating.  Pallbearers will be Chris Counce, Andrew Counce, Roger Counce, and Madison Mooney. Honorary pallbearers will be David Rickard, Harold Smith, Eddie Hawkins, Leon Pyron, Willis Gene Rickard and Fay Leon Rickard. Burial will be in Lone Pine Cemetery, Clarksville, AR.

 A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, November 27, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church, Searcy, AR. Memorials may be made to the music department at the First United Methodist Church, 304 North Street, Searcy, AR. 72143. Services are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home, Clarksville, AR.

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Marie Morrison

Marie Morrison, 76, of Knoxville died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.

She was born in Woodard County, Okla., daughter of the late James and Hazel Timbelin Demmitt, high school graduate, member of Bethel Baptist Church at Knoxville, and was preceded in death by two daughters, Katherine Kuykendahl and Doris Cables; one brother, Jimmy Demmitt; and one sister, Norma Pearce.

Survivors include her husband, Paul; two sons, Charles Chavers and Darrell Chavers, both of Mangum, Okla.; two sisters, Dorothy Bennett of Rantoul, Kan., and Margaret Barnes of Baldwin City, Kan.; one brother, Charles Demmitt of Baldwin City, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Bethel Baptist Church in Knoxville with Rev. Terry Kennedy officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Renell Taylor, Daryl Barnes, Joe Cowell, John Yates, Rick Hendrix, Tyler Melton, and Glen Wayne Chavers.

Mark Alan Sykes

Mark Alan Sykes, 47, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in Tulsa, Okla.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of David Alan and Maxie Elizabeth Cole Sykes, and was employed as a gun safety instructor for several years.

Among the survivors are a grandmother, Juanita Cole of Clarksville; one sister, Kimberly Anne Sykes of Broken Arrow, Okla.; and aunts, Dorothy Cole and Sue Ann May, both of Clarksville, and Sandra Simm of Prattville, Ala.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Holman Cemetery north of Lamar. Arrangements were under the direction of Ninde Funeral Directors of Tulsa, Okla.

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