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Bobby J. Bell

Bobby J. Bell, 56, of Lamar died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home at Lamar.

He was employed in construction.

Survivors include one cousin, Cheryl Fields of Russellville.

Private graveside services were held Saturday, Dec. 17, at Oppossum Walk Cemetery near Hartman under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Donna Jean Duewall

Donna Jean Raible Duewall, 53, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011.

She was a native of Fort Smith, 1976 graduate of Clarksville High School, and was preceded in death by one brother, Phillip John Raible.

Survivors include one son, Phillip Duewall of Clarksville; fiance, Michael Mooney, and his children, Cindy Kimbrel of Van Buren, Michael Mooney of Coal Hill and Jeff Mooney of Lamar; parents, Gene and Betty Raible of Clarksville; three brothers, Gary (Faye) Raible of Clarksville, Mike Raible of Van Buren, and Chris (Donna) Raible of Coal Hill; two sisters, Susan (Milton) Nordin of Lamar and Liz Parks of Clarksville; 12 nieces and nephews; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.

Rosary was at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. with Rev. William Wewers officiating. Burial was in Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery.

Grace Stark Ganner

Grace Stark Ganner, 100, of Clarksville died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.

She was a native of Booneville, daughter of the late Richard and Amelia Orrick Stark, graduate of Haileyville High School in Haileyville, Okla., past matron of Haileyville Oklahoma Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, former bookkeeper for Kenner Boat Company and Johnson County Hospital, former secretary for the Arkansas State Police, District J, in Clarksville, member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Women’s Association, widow of Joe L. Ganner, and was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Allison Christina Hannon.

Survivors include two daughters, Glenda G. Hannon and Mary Jo (Bill) Shrigley of Clarksville; one brother, Walter (Ruth) Stark of Oklahoma City, Okla.; five grandsons, Michael (Nancy) Hannon of Conway, Sam (Amy) Hannon of Springdale, Dr. Marty (Lori) Hannon of Rogers, Steve (Terianne) Shrigley of Tomahawk, Wis. and Scott Shrigley of Anaheim, Calif.; 10 great-grandchildren, Jake and Josh Hannon, Grace, Luke and Isaac Hannon, Tyler, Emily and Madison Hannon, Hannah Heuer and Annie Marie Shrigley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Pat Farmer officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

James H. Willis

James H. Willis, 79, of Russellville died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at his home.

A native of Hagarville, he was a son of the late John and Lucille Willis, associate college professor at Arkansas Tech University, and was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Willis; one brother, Johnny L. Willis; one niece, Shelli Stewart Lamberson, and one brother-in-law, Vernon Stewart.

Survivors include one sister, Anna Stewart of Dover; aunt, Juanita Willis of Fremont, Calif.; and sister-in-law, Dorothy J. Willis of Tacoma, Wash.

Arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.

Memorials may be made to the Shelli Stewart Lamberson Memorial Scholarship Fund at both the University of the Ozarks and/or Arkansas Tech University.

James Marvin Hefley

James Marvin Hefley, 76, of Knoxville died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at his home.

He was a heavy equipment operator, son of the late Devoe and Bonnie Mae Bramlett Hefley and preceded in death by one brother, Hulen Hefley.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Nannie Alberta Sloniker Hefley; two daughters, Donna (Alan) Gardner of Baldwin City, Kan., and Shirley Mae (Terry) Cahill of Columbia, Tenn.; four sons, Dale Glen (Debbie E.) Meyer of Dover, James Daniel (Tink) Hefley of Knoxville, James Marvin (Tina) Hefley Jr. of Kansas City, Mo., and Eugene Hefley of Independence, Mo.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at the Strawberry Assembly of God Church with Rev. Stanley Taylor officiating.

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

Active pallbearers were Mike Morgan, Kyle Shaddon, Mark Tumbleson, Sherman Cole, Rich Haston, Ernie Duvall, Ron Archuleta and Terry Svolos.

Honorary pallbearers were Raymond Wheeler, Richard Pelts, I.W. Owen, William Graves, and Roy Holben.

Mary Marie Rose

Mary Marie Rose, 76, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011.

She was a native of Memphis, Tenn., daughter of the late Thomas and Alice Ruth Thompson Noe, Baptist, and seamstress.

She is survived by three daughters, Bilie Marie (Lou Ovalle) Edwards of Mountain Home, Rose Marie (Mike) McLendon of London, and Rebecca Diane (Dennis) Hunt of Kentucky; one son, Carl A. German Jr. of Knoxville; one sister, Peggy Sincerbox of California; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Lamar Cemetery with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Mildred Bell Freed

Mildred Bell Freed, 79, of Stephenville, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at her home.

She was a native of Lindsey, Okla., daughter of the late Milton and Louise Doerr Bell, moved to Johnson County in 1937, attended Denny School near Lutherville and Lamar Schools, and was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Freed of Hagarville; two brothers, Eugene Bell and Lester Bell; and one sister, Mary Ann Gentry.

Survivors include two sons, Ron Freed and wife, Karen, of St. Charles, Ill., and Dr. Rusty Freed and wife, Julie, of Stephenville, Texas; two sisters, Edna Alexander of Flower Mound, Texas, and Evelyn Howe of Tulsa, Okla.; and four grandchildren, Josh Freed of Elgin, Ill., Adam Freed and fiancee, Jessica Wedam, of Aurora, Ill., Carly Freed of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Jeyton Freed of Stephenville, Texas.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at Murray Cemetery in Carbon, Texas, under the direction of Lacy Funeral Home of Stephenville, Texas.

Utshie Martin

Utshie Martin, 83, of Oark, died Dec. 16, 2011,

She was a native of Fallsville, daughter of the late Jack and Martha McGuire, pastor of Gloryland Church at Oark for 29 years, and was  preceded in death by two sisters, Clestie Stewart and Ruby McGuire; and two brothers, Cornelius and Clyde McGuire.

Survivors include one son, Odis (Gail) Martin of Sapulpa, Okla.; two daughters, Mary Heavener of Lamar and Sue (Dearld) Herd of Sapulpa, Okla.; two brothers, Lloyd and Harley McGuire of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Hazel Spessard of Gerber, Calif.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Gloryland Church at Oark with the funeral service to follow at noon.  Interment will be at Oark Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arkansas Funeral Care in Jacksonville.

Virgil T. McDuff Jr.

Virgil T. McDuff Jr., 68, of Clarksville died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Alexandria, La., to Berniece Wall and Virgil T. McDuff Sr., veteran of the United States Army, and member of First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Beth McDuff; children, Kathleen Bloom and husband, David, of Hartman, James McDuff and wife, Carla, of Winnfield, La., Loyd McDuff and wife, Donna, of Joyce, La., John McDuff of Clarksville and Jonathan Fales and wife, Jessica, of Spadra.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Community Funeral Service. Funeral with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Community Funeral Service, 310 West Main Street, Clarksville, AR 72830, to offset the cost of funeral expenses.

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