Anna L. Bartlett, 88, of Clarksville, formerly of Altus, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Silverton, Ore., daughter of the late Sam and Carrie Gladon McKeever, widow of Marvin W. Bartlett, retired licensed practical nurse and Quick Service Laundry employee, attended Clarksville Seventh Day Adventist Church, and was preceded in death by two sons, Clifford Bartlett and Marvin Bartlett.
Survivors are two sons, Loren Bartlett of Little Rock and Eugene (Susanna) Bartlett of Pettigrew; five grandchildren, Clifford Bartlett Jr., Pastor Johnny (Trudy) Bartlett, Stephen Bartlett, Sylvia Bartlett, and Tracy Bartlett (Ronald) England; and four great-grandchildren, Brett Bartlett, Austin Bartlett, Daisy England and Lyssa England.
Funeral was at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Melvin Bankhead officiating. Burial was in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Cliff Bartlett, Dave Young, Mike Mierop, Carl Holland, Bryan Mateo, and Samuel Santos.
Honorary pallbearers were Loren Bartlett and Eugene Bartlett.
Guy Francis Goodin, 58, of Coal Hill died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at his home.
He was a native of Clarksville, truck driver for Tyson Foods, member and deacon of Fernwood Assembly of God Church, son of the late Guy L. Goodin, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob Goodin and William Goodin.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Farmer Goodin; one daughter, Shannon M. Jones of Clarksville; one son, Dawayne Goodin of Caddo Gap; mother, Leona Buffalo Goodin of Paris; five sisters, Lorinda Wise of North Richland Hills, Texas, Phyllis Sloan of Russellville, Jessie Goodin of Oxnard, Calif., Clarissa Lickliter of Mulberry and Marie Earls of London; and four grandchildren, Blake Jones, Keagan Jones, Kaitlyn Goodin and Aaron Goodin.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Fernwood Assembly of God Church with Rev. Eddie Birdsong officiating. Burial will be in Hartman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Butch Marvel, Don Bridges, Ted Williams, Allen Walker, Randy Allen, Danny Goodin, Paul Brasel, and Bob Deen.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Kermit Edwin James, 85, of Harlingen, Texas, formerly of Hagarville, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlingen, Texas.
He was a son of the late John and Rachel Price James, member of Lamar Baptist Church, retired department of defense dependent schools employee, and was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Francis James; one brother, Jack James; and one sister, Pauline Yearwood.
Survivors include his wife, Nelia James; one daughter, Annaliza James Tompot of San Diego, Calif.; two sons, Jerry Alan James of Neosho, Mo., and Brian Scott James; one sister, Betty Emery of Clarksville; one brother, Alvin (Son) James of Hagarville; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clyde Vire officiating. Burial was in Minnow Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Randy James, Larry Holman, Mike Harvey, Steve Jones, Jason James, Brock Holman, and Randy Tompot.
Larry Wayne Baker, 51, of Ozark died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his home.
He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Loris Stanley and Betty Ruth Stephens Baker, employee of Butterball Plant in Ozark, and was preceded in death by one brother, James Michael Baker.
Survivors include two daughters, Amber Renee Thompson of Lamar and Tabitha Lynn Baker of Hartman; one son, Robert Wayne Baker of Coal Hill; grandmother, Hartrue Steuart of Clarksville; three sisters, Vickie Hall of Altus, Ella Bullock of Clarksville, and Martina Brown of Lamar; two brothers, James Hirtler and Wayne Stephens, both of Hot Springs; two grandchildren, Tanner Thompson and KiSean Thompson, both of Lamar; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will be in Lone Pine Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Jordan Thompson, Robbie Baker, Wayne Stephens, Leon Hall, Roger Dunn, and Eddie Hirtler.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jesse Hirtler, David Elms, Kent Yates, Mike Miller, and James Hirtler.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Norman (Skeeter) Crowden, 78, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012.
A native of Lamar, he was a son of the late Isaac Rush and Anna Belle Killough Crowden, attended Lamar High School, Army veteran, electrician, member of Clarksville Country Club, golfer, and was preceded in death by his first wife, Marybelle Crowden; one son, Mitchell Crowden; three sisters, Ellen McCarley, Emogene Crotts and Eudalah Jennings; and two brothers, Eugene Crowden and Herbert Russell Crowden.
Survivors include his wife, Jeannie Timmons Crowden; one son, Calvin Crowden of Berkley Lake, Ga.; one daughter, Robin (Jeff) Cingolani of Springdale; one brother, Richard (Buster) Crowden of Lamar; one grandson, Alex Rice of Springdale; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Horn officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Morris Pearson, Al Davis, Rodger Callahan, Ashley Davis, Richard Crowden Jr., and Steve Woodard.
Beverly Ann Towner Gray, 73, of Scranton, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Russellville.
A native of Fruta, Colo., she was a daughter of the late Beryl and Florence Mowry Towner, office manager and co-owner of Fox Slaughter House in Scranton and a member of Johnson Freewill Baptist Church in Scranton.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, William Gray; two daughters, Cynthia Lewis of Yucca Valley, Calif., and Kristi Arbaugh of Scranton, three sons, Michael Gray of Roanoke, Va., Randall Gray of Yucca Valley, Calif., and Justin Gray of Scranton; one brother, Jerry Towner of Roseville, Calif.; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Johnson Free Will Baptist Church in Scranton with burial in Prairie View Cemetery in Prairie View under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.
Pallbearers will be Michael Gray, Randall Gray, Justin Gray, Jeremiah Gray, Chris Gray, Joshua Gray, Daniel Jennings and Devin Jennings.
Springtown, Texas—Ernest E. Umholtz, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.
Services: Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Service was 12:30 P. M. on Friday, January 6, 2012, at Laurel Land Chapel of Chimes with interment at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth, Texas.
Ernest was born August 9, 1936, in Ozark, Arkansas, to George W. Umholtz and Almeda F. Dobson Umholtz. He was a longtime member of Grace Baptist Church in Decatur and was a Mason. He enjoyed working in the hay field and doing yard work. He also loved traveling in his RV and camping.
Ernest was preceded in death by his parents and two daughters.
Survivors: Loving wife of 34 years, Dorothy Umholtz; three sons, Kenny Umholtz, Alan Umholtz and wife, Beth, and Jerry Umholtz, all of Texas, and five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Curtis Umholtz of Clarksville, AR; four sisters, Geneva Stover of Fort Smith, AR, Eva Patton of Altus, AR, and Bertha Williams and Barbara Sanders of Ozark, AR: and numerous other family members and friends.
Arlington—Leslie Burton “Les” Frazer, 53, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2012.
Memorial Service: A celebration of life was held on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at Lake Arlington Baptist Church, 2912 Little Rd., Arlington with Dr. Eric Herrstrom, Dr. David George and Rev. David Jenkins officiating. Visitation: The family received friends on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.
Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to Children’s Ministry, Lake Arlington Baptist Church, 2912 Little Rd., Arlington, TX 76016.
Les was born on April 19, 1958, in Kansas City, MO to Lowell Burton Frazer and Juanita Owen Frazer. He graduated from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth on May 14, 1982, and married on May 15, 1982, at Southcliff Baptist Church. Les was senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Scranton for six years and also pastored in churches in Kansas City and Lamar, AR. A resident of Arlington for the past 12 years, he was a member of Lake Arlington Baptist Church and a second grade teacher at Bowie Elementary school in Grand Prairie. He loved clowning ministry with balloons for Mission Arlington, block parties and church. His clown name was Tiny with his wife, Sweetie Pie. Les was a children’s lay minister with Kids Rock at Lake Arlington Baptist Church on Sundays.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lowell and Juanita Frazer. Survivors: Wife, Kathy Estep Frazer; sons, Andrew Douglass Frazer and Timothy Aaron Frazer; sister, Lowella Eagan and husband, Roger; dogs, Riley and Timber; and a host of family and friends.