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Beverley Hon

Beverley Hon, 73, of London died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.

She was a native of Spalding, Saskatchewan, Canada, daughter of the late Vernon and Emma Christie, member of Cabin Creek Baptist Church and employed as an administrative assistant in the development office at Arkansas Tech University for 20 years.

Survivors include her husband, James Hon; two daughters, Carrie Crow and husband, Terry, of Memphis, Tenn., and Deborah Hernandez and husband, Tom, of Greenville, S.C.; five grandchildren, Robyn Wall and husband, Nathan, Cady Crow and Matthew Crow, all of Memphis, Tenn., and Zoe Hernandez and Maia Hernandez, both of Greenville, S.C.; one great-grandchild, Ellie Wall of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, George Christie, Douglas Christie, and Jim Christie, all of British Columbia, Canada; one sister, Lyn Olsenberg of Beaver Lodge, Canada; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Cabin Creek Baptist Church in Lamar with Pastor Denton Lewis officiating.

Burial was at the Hon Cemetery in the Flat Rock Community under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.

Memorials may be made to Cabin Creek Baptist Church, P. O. Box 315, Lamar, AR 72846.

Helen Louise Overbey

Helen Louise Arnold Overbey, 86, of Lamar died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.

A native of Lamar, she was a daughter of the late Howell Copeland and Daisy Naomi Lollis Arnold, widow of George Wilson Overbey Sr., member of Lamar First United Methodist Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher, retired Clarksville Shoe Plant employee, former grocery store manager and lunch room employee for Lamar School, Meals on Wheels volunteer, and was preceded in death by one nephew, Ransy Massengale.

Survivors include two sons, George Wilson (Betty) Overbey Jr. and William Howell (Debra) Overbey, all of Lamar; one daughter, Catherine Louise (Wayland)  Stumbaugh of Prairie Grove; one brother, Henry Seth (Vivian) Arnold of Lamar; two sisters, Sarah Beth (H.L.) Stumbaugh of Lamar and Charlotte Sue (Harold) Warren of Fort Smith; grandchildren, Trina (Ron) McKenzie, Mike Felkins, Jeanna (Bobby) Cook, Doug Stumbaugh, Wilson (Mandy) Overbey, Amanda Overbey, and Bethany Stumbaugh; great-grandchildren, Emily (Michael) Floyd, Clayton Felkins, Kevin Felkins, Paden Cook, Colby Cook, and George Samuel Overbey; nieces, Terri Stumbaugh and Jill Tate; and nephews, Steve Stumbaugh, Rick Massengale, Dennis Stumbaugh, Greg Arnold, Jeff Arnold, and Arron Arnold.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Lamar First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tammy Jo Teltow and Rev. David Hanshaw officiating.

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

Active pallbearers were Wilson Overbey, Doug Stumbaugh, Colby Cook, Steve Stumbaugh, Dennis Stumbaugh, Arron Arnold, Jeff Arnold, Greg Arnold, Rick Massengale, and George Samuel Overbey.

Honorary pallbearers were Ron McKenzie, Bobby Cook, Mike Felkins, Michael Floyd, Clayton Felkins and Kevin Felkins.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 177, Lamar, AR 72846.

Jason Justin Gober

Jason Justin Gober, 27, of Altus, Arkansas, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in Clarksville, Arkansas. He was a construction worker. He touched many lives, radiated warmth and love, never met a stranger and he had a joy for life and for helping others. He had a big laugh and was one of the most kind-hearted people you could meet. He was a loving father, son and companion. He was born May 6, 1984, in Clarksville, Arkansas, to Monroe G. and Lillie Wilson. He was preceded in death by his father and two sisters, Connie Sanders and Caroline Butler.

Funeral service was held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Shaffer Chapel with Minister Robert Johnson officiating with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.

He is survived by his mother; his daughter, Addalynn Michelle Gober of Macclenny, Florida; his wife, Stacie Gober of macclenny, Florida; his close friend, Barbara Wheeler of Clarksville; one brother, John Wilson of Rochester, Michigan; two sisters, Lisa Ann Wyatt of Chicago, Illinois, and Martha Soto of Alix, Arkansas; one uncle, W.D. Gober of Ozark.

Pallbearers were Mark Oswald, Blake Murray, Scotty Nichols, Steven Trent, Donnie Campbell, Mark Chesley, Dusty Davidson, Tim Pascale, Boone Bullington, and Matthew Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Brian Woodard, Ronnie James, Joshua, Eli and Billy Sanders, and John Wilson.

The family visited with friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Shaffer Funeral Home, 2315 W. Commercial in Ozark.

To leave an online memorial tribute, visit www.shafferfuneralhomeweb.com

Paid Obituary

Julian Alvin West

Julian Alvin West, 76, of Scranton died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012.

A native of Essex, Mo., he was a son of the late Lenard B. and Mae Irene Hamilton West, graduate of Wyandotte (Michigan) High School, mechanic, ordained minister of the gospel, missionary, member of Hagarville Baptist Church and the American Bible Society, and preceded in death by one brother, Richard West; and one sister, Lilie West.

Survivors include two daughters, Melody Miller of Midway and Sheila West of South Sudan, Africa; mother of his children, Joan West of Paris; and one brother, Bill West of Wyandotte, Mich.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Hagarville Baptist Church with Pastor Kenny Preston officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to American Bible Society, in memory of Partner # 092233113, 1865 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10023.

Roger John Strupp

Roger John Strupp, 60, of Clarksville died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, in Hot Springs.

He was a native of Fullerton, Calif., and son of the late Earl Joseph and Myrtle Bernice Graham Strupp.

Survivors include his wife, Cora Jane Alexander Strupp; two sisters, Irene Sotomayer of Louisiana and Alice Cohen of California; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and burial will be private.

Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Vernon Loyd Jones

Vernon Loyd Jones, 80, of Clarksville died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Fort Smith.

He was a son of the late Loyd and Emma Swafford Jones, retired welder from Central Foundry and Stove after 30-plus years of service, farmer, cattleman, elder and member of Coal Hill Church of Christ, Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and was preceded in death by three brothers, Curtis Jones, Horace Jones, and J.T. Jones; and one sister, Edna Jones.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Dellaine Lohman Jones; one daughter, Doris (Lindy) Harvey of Hunt; one sister, Ruth Timmerman of Hunt; one brother, Wayne Jones of Hunt; three grandchildren, Dee (Shaun) Bailey of Hunt, Jody (Abishak) Dogra of Boston, Mass., and Matt (Jackie) Ross of Hunt; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Coal Hill Church of Christ with Jim Bullock and John Ballard officiating.

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

Pallbearers were Gary Jones, Jerry Jones, Charles Jones, Loyd Wayne Jones, Paul Timmerman, and John (Bud) Morrow.

Wanda Louise Darter

Wanda Louise Darter, 73, of Ozark went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 21, 2012. She was born November 25, 1938, in Ozark to C.E. and Irene McKee and was a 1956 graduate of Ozark High School and a registered nurse at Johnson County Regional Hospital.  She was preceded in death by her father, C.E. McKee, her brother, William Richard “Topsy” McKee, and husband, Doug Darter, all from Ozark.  She is survived by her mother, Irene McKee of Ozark, four children, son, Stan Yother and wife, Linda, of Fort Smith, son, Steve Yother of Ozark, daughter, Angel Yother of Ozark, and daughter, Susan Lykins and husband, Joe, of Wellsville, KS.  She is also survived by five brothers, David McKee and wife, Peggy, James McKee and wife, Pam, Jerry McKee, Scott McKee, and Randy McKee all of Ozark; four sisters Virginia Berrier and husband, Lindsay, of Asheville, NC, Sara Marriott and husband, Red, of Ozark, Cynthia Green and husband, John, of Ozark, and Sandra McKee of Alma, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

As the oldest of 11 children and a nurse for over 50 years, the care of others defined Wanda’s life.  Wanda obtained her B.S. in Nursing at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville in 1981. Her undeniable talent for practicing and teaching nursing was remarkable.  Wanda’s dedication to her profession and belief in giving quality care is evident by her consecutive record of perfect attendance at both Turner and Johnson County Regional Hospitals and multiple honors as Nurse of the Year during her service as the Clinical Instructor of RN students at Arkansas Tech University.  Wanda was bestowed with the Dr. Howard A. Dishongh Respect for Officers Award, presented for her heroics in the defense and rescue of a wounded state trooper from an armed assailant in 1980. Wanda was a Mary Kay consultant for almost 20 years and early on earned a Mary Kay car. Among Wanda’s many accomplishments, her love for and dedication to her family was her defining achievement.

Memorial services were held at West Park Baptist Church in Ozark on Thursday, January 26, 2012, at 2 p.m. with graveside service following at Highland Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Daniel Green, Jonathan Berrier, Kevin McKee, Michael Lee, David Williams, Chris McKee, Neil McCormick, and Jason McKee.  Honorary pallbearers were Trey Lykins, Cody Lee and co-workers of Johnson County Regional Hospital.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to either West Park Baptist Church, P.O. Box 541, Ozark, AR 72949, or Arkansas Tech Foundation, Attn: Wanda Darter Memorial Nursing Fund, 8820 Tech Lane, Russellville, AR  72801.

To leave an online memorial tribute visit www.shafferfuneralhomeweb.com.

Paid Obituary

Donna René Krissman

Donna René Krissman, 49, of Clarksville died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating.
Arrangements are by Hardwicke Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will be printed in next week’s Johnson County Graphic.

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