Graveside services and burial for Bessie Etta Mee, 88, of Sherwood, who died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Stillwell Cemetery north of Clarksville. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
She was a daughter of the late John and Vivian Turner Marler, and was preceded in death by two sons, Don Mee and Jimmy Seale; two brothers, Jack and Joe Marler; and one sister, Vestal Calder.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Charles Mee; seven children, Jerri (Ronny) Tollett of Cabot, Michael (Connie) Mee of Clarksville, Harriett Seale of Little Rock, Michael (Jeanie) Seale of Norman, Okla., Kay (J.D.) Williams of Ward, Kathy Seale of Juneau, Alaska, and Jeffery (Sandy) Mee of Benton; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins.
Dorcas Louise Taylor, 80, of North Little Rock died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011.
A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late J.D. and Dena Daniel Middleton, graduate of Clarksville High School, widow of James Howard Taylor, and was preceded in death by three sons, James Howard Taylor II, Michael Ray Taylor, and Anthony Wayne Taylor.
Survivors include one son, Dale Taylor of North Little Rock; three brothers, Paul Middleton and Sammy Middleton, both of Clarksville, and Bill Middleton of Yukon, Okla.; three sisters, Rosalie Price of Clarksville, Elizabeth Sanderson of Piney and Loda Schreckhise of Lamar; four grandsons, Todd, Chris, Jimmy and Jason, all of North Little Rock; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Cash officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Geraldine C. Bentley, 91, of Knoxville died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at the home of a grandson in Russellville.
She was a native of Russellville, daughter of the late W.L. and Rachel Ann Cullum, widow of George Alexander Bentley, member of Lamar Baptist Church and an Orange, Texas, Baptist Church, retired secretary, and was preceded in death by one daughter, Peggy Materne; and one sister, Katherine Powers.
Survivors include one sister, Wanda Cullum of Russellville; three grandchildren and spouses, Michael and Cheryl Roe of Memphis, Tenn., Daniel and Cherie Roe of Russellville, and Christopher and Lara Materne of The Colony, Texas; and six great-grandchildren, James, Jordan, Stephanie, Olivia and Alexa Roe and Jackson Materne.
All arrangements are private and are under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
Landon Fitts Heyland, three-months old, died Thursday, Dec. 1, at his home in Clarksville.
He was born Aug. 29, 2011, in Clarksville.
He was preceded in death by grandfather, Larry Heyland; and great-grandfathers, Billy Willis and Carroll Richardson.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Brooklyn Heyland and Zachary Geels of Clarksville; grandparents, Larry and Kacy Heyland of Clarksville; great-grandparents, Cindy Heyland and Kevin and Judy Felkins of Clarksville; great-great-grandparents, Nap Felkins of Clarksville, Margaret Richardson of Fort Worth, Texas, and Peggy Willis of Clarksville; uncles, Larry Heyland III, Matthew Heyland and Trenton Owens; aunts, Abbey Felkins, Karry Heyland, and Misty Mooney; great-uncles, Brad and Tiffany Heyland and Brandon Felkins; and cousins, Sammy and Tanner McLaughlin.
Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at The Journey Church, 625 Cline Road, Clarksville. Burial was in Hagarville Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.
July 16, 1925-November 29, 2011
Robbie Emma Harris, 86, died Tuesday, November 29, 2011, in El Paso, Texas. She was born July 16, 1925, in Clarksville, AR and moved to El Paso in 1956. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Claud Raymond Harris; her parents, Seth and Ila McLane; her brother, Seth Monroe McLane; and great-grandson, Beau Ray Bagi.
She is survived by three children: Roberta Blyskal of El Paso, TX, Raymond (Carolyn) Harris of Columbia, S.C., and James (Linda) Harris of Las Cruces, N.M. She leaves behind six grandchildren: Bill Byers, Debbie Hammond, Jeff Harris, Cindy Ahern, Jim Harris Jr., and Christine Strickland, as well as 13 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
She will be remembered by her family for her loving devotion and generosity beyond her means. Friends and family alike also will miss her for her wonderful cooking, especially her holiday pecan pies. She was a long-time employee of Sears and a member of the Westside Church of Christ.
The family would like to thank the Regency Assisted Living staff, and Dr. Muneer Assi and Dr. David Dobrin for their kindness and care during Robbie’s illness.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at Westside Church of Christ, 100 Crestmont Dr., El Paso, (915) 584-9475. Private entombment services were held at Restlawn Memorial Park Chapel Mausoleum. Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Homes-West, 480 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, TX 79912, (915) 587-4408. Please visit our online register book at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net
Virginia Sue Newman, 90, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in Paris.
She was a native of Logan County, daughter of the late James Isaac and Florence Featherston Rogers, widow of Roland Lee Newman, member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Fort Smith, and was preceded in death by one grandson, Chris Newman.
Survivors include two sons and spouses, Bob and Geanne Newman of Knoxville and Jerry and Vickie Newman of Russellville; four grandchildren and spouses, Jennifer and Roger Chavers of Lamar, Kevin and Kristie Newman of Clarksville, Stefanie and Mark Jaeger of Little Rock and Wendy and Robert Condley of Dover; and six great-grandchildren, Kayla and Kamryn Newman, Sadie Chavers, Austin Condley and Hunter and Tyler Jaeger.
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith with Rev. Randy Rankin officiating. Burial was in the Fort Smith National Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Kevin Newman, Roger Chavers, Mark Jaeger, Robert Condley, Kim Newman and Brandon Newman.
Memorials may be made to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 605 North 47th, Fort Smith, AR 72903 or Southern Christian Home, P. O. Box 649, Morrilton, AR 72110-0649.
Dewey Wayne Scrivner, 50, of Clarksville died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Sparks Health System in Smith.
He was a native of Van Buren, employee of Arkansas Valley Electric in Ozark, member of First Baptist Church in Paris, graduate of Paris High School, team member of the Eagles junior high and senior high football teams, and was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lucille and Clausene Johnson and Ann and Earl Scrivner, and a cousin, Suzi Hoyle.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy Scrivner; one daughter, Brooklyn Scrivner of Clarksville; one son, Rusty Curtis and wife, Sara, of Franklin, Ohio; parents, Jim and Joyce Scrivner of Clarksville; one brother, Nicky Scrivner of Clarksville; and one granddaughter, Josie Curtis of Franklin, Ohio.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clyde Vire officiating. Burial will be in Lamar Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Bruce Haney, Ted Skolarski, Lee Gray, Virgil Willis, Travis Phillips, and Kevin McGuire.
Honorary pallbearers will be Noah Johnson, Kenneth Morgan, Joe Hoyle, Mike Burgess, Larry Scrivner and Dicky Scrivner.