Alvin Hal Hollon, 65, of Springdale died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at
A native of Catalpa, he was a son of the late Albert Newton and Pearl
Parlee Harderson Hollon, an electrical engineer for Tyson Foods, U. S.
Navy veteran, member of the VFW where he served as post commander in El
Paso, Texas, and was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Roberta
Survivors include his widow, Karen Hollon; one son, Dale Hollon of Havana;
two daughters, Barbara Hollon of Prairie Grove and Laura Whorton of London;
four stepsons, Roy Walker, Randy Walker and Joe Thompson, all of Springdale
and Robin Walker of Verona, Mo.; one brother, Argus (Ted) Hollon of Clarksville;
one half-brother, Alvie Joe Hollon of Clarksville; one stepbrother, Larry
Clark of Sun City, Calif.; two sisters, Letha Fleming of Anaheim, Calif.,
and Edna Rameriz of Clarksville; two half-sisters, Floy Dell Johnson of
Salem, Ore., and Norma Sue White of Clarksville; three stepsisters, Nadine
Whitehouse, Juanita Nicole and Shirley Pobursky; nine grandchildren; and
Funeral was at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Backstrom - Pyeatte Funeral
Home in Springdale with Rev. Doug Baskin officiating. Burial was in Bluff
Active pallbearers were Bill Welborn, Bo Watson, Roy Walker, Robin Walker,
Randy Walker, and Joe Thompson.
Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Tyson, Jim Cate, Mike Hudlow, Sam Knight, Bob Zimmerman and Bob Legrow.
Clyde C. (Chic) Morgan, 93, of the Spadra Community died Tuesday, July
18, 2000. He was the son of the late Bascom and Mamie Ragon Morgan.
At fourteen, he started working in the coal mines, where he continued
working for 33 years.
He coached the Spadra Miners baseball team and was a coach and referee
for boxing for many years.
He served as chairman of the Johnson County Democratic Committee and
was Township Committeeman. He was always active in local and state politics.
He was president of Spadra-Goosecamp Water Association, and on the committees
to get natural gas, blacktop the road from Clarksville, and many other
He worked for the Department of Labor as a mine inspector for 18 years
under the Faubus Administration and was on the committee to get the new
He was a member of Spadra Methodist Church, song leader, soloist, and
taught Sunday school for over 55 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife and daughter, Nelle Hardin Morgan
and Ruth (Boofie) Burnham.
Survivors are two daughters and two sons-in-law, Carolyn (Bojjie) and
Richard Leisman of Maumelle and Rachel (Ba Ba) and Harold Johnson of Clarksville;
one son and daughter-in-law, Clyde D. and Barbara Morgan of Clarksville;
son-in-law, Larry Burnham of Fort Smith; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;
and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, July 21, at Spadra Methodist Church with
Rev. Chris Rink and Rev. Bob Oden officiating. Mike Johnson and Richard
Hardin of Little Rock were soloists and Steve Burnham was a speaker. Burial
was at Shady Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke
Pallbearers were grandsons, Steve and Pat Burnham, Doug and David Morgan,
Eric Leisman, Mike and Grant Johnson, and Derek Disher.
Memorials may be made to the Spadra Methodist Church Ceiling Fan Fund, % Mary Lee York, Route 1 Box 324, Hartman, AR 72840.
Mrs. Edna Hook, 78, of Clarksville died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Lamar.
She was a daughter of the late Albert Louis and Ella Navara Schreiner,
member of Grace Lutheran Church and the Missionary League, and was preceded
in death by one sister, Nettie Harris; and two brothers, Alfred Schreiner
and Ernest Schreiner.
Survivors include her husband, Charley Hook; one daughter, Carolyn L.
Langlois of St. Louis, Mo.; two sons, Lanny C. Hook of Griffith, Ga., and
Ronald H. Hook of Clarksville; two sisters, Ella May Wyllie of Columbia,
Mo., and Margaret Rose Hoffman of Palo Verde, Calif.; one brother, Albert
Schreiner Jr. of Long Beach, Calif.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Grace Lutheran Church
with Rev. Derrell Kobs officiating.
Burial will be in Hess Cemetery at Coal Hill under the direction of
Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Fernie Davidson, 94, of Ozark died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Ozark
She was a daughter of the late Arvil and Ann Wood Dake, native of Enterprise,
retired cook, and member of Calvary Baptist Church in Ozark.
She is survived by two nieces, Loyzelle Hamilton of Tulsa, Okla., and
Don Anna Reece of Benton.
Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Friday, July 21, at Highland Cemetery in Ozark with Rev. Ted Darling officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
Frank J. Willems, 81, of Paris died Friday, July 14, 2000, at his home.
He served as state representative for Logan County and parts of Johnson
County from 1972 to his retirement in 1999. He was reelected 12 times to
the Legislature only once with opposition. He was chairman of the House
Audit Committee and Southern Legislators Energy Conference. He was instrumental
in having Mount Magazine declared a state park.
He served on the board of directors of North Logan County Hospital,
St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith and the Florence Crittendon
Home for women and children and for the Area Agency on Aging. He also served
as president of Logan County Farmer's Cooperative for several years and
served on the President's Council of Subiaco Abbey.
He was a son of the late John and Anna Guenther Willems, member of St.
Benedict's Parish in Subiaco where he served as Eucharistic Minister, third
degree Knight of Columbus, and a member of the Kiwanis Club and St. Benedict's
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Regina Lensing Willems; four daughters
and sons-in-law, Dolores and Mike Hofrichter and Ramona and Harold Keizer
of Fort Smith, Mary and Joe Eckart and Roseann and Nick Kennedy of Russellville,
and Joan and Wayne Davis of Melissa, Texas; three sons and two daughters-in-law,
Dennis and Norma Willems and John Willems of Paris and Michael and Cathy
Willems of Searcy; one sister, Anna Marie Kloke of Tucson, Ariz.; five
brothers, Aloys of Milwaukee, Wis., John of Mountain Home, and Ophelia
Manus, Thurman Manus, and Haskell Manus; 35 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Rosary was at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 17, at St. Benedict's Church. Funeral
was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at St. Benedict's Church in Subiaco.
Active pallbearers were grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were members of St. Benedict's Society.
Memorials may be made to the Frank and Regina Willems Scholarship Fund at Subiaco Academy.
Gordon Dean Parker, 44, of Van Buren died Friday, July 14, 2000, at
A former resident of Johnson County, he was a son of the late John Gordon
Parker and self-employed as a wallpaper hanger.
Survivors include three daughters, Jill Ann Millsap of Ozark, Heidi
Parker of Van Buren and Chrystal Stedman of Waldron; mother, Mrs. Euticha
Gregory Parker of Van Buren; six sisters, Bea Kirkendall of Van Buren,
Alfreda Covert of Altus, Alice Fancher, Wanda Rainey and Pauline King,
all of Clinton, and Geneva Scott of Paris; and six grandchildren, Kaley
Raquel Morse, Logan Beneux and Milo Parker, all of Van Buren, Sarah and
Dylan Stedman of Waldron, and Jonathan Millsap.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Monday, July 17, at the
Jackson Cemetery near Ozark with Rev. Bob White officiating. Arrangements
were under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were brothers-in-law.
Mrs. Inez Fons, 89, of Clarksville died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Johnson
Regional Medical Center.
She was a daughter of the late William Andrew and Mary Etta Smith Dobbs,
widow of Steve Fons, member of Grace Lutheran Church and Lutheran Women's
Missionary League, and a retired restaurant employee.
She is survived by one brother, Raymond Dobbs of Oklahoma City, Okla.;
and several nephews and nieces including Faye James of Clarksville.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev.
Darrell Kobs officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Leo Knoernschild, Edmund Drittler, Don Langdon, Jimmy Goodin, Arnold Kreipke, and Herman Ahrens.
Mrs. Lillie Emma Self Land, 89, died June 7, 2000, in Morton, Wash.
A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late Charles and
Maude Self, widow of John Broach, Earl Spitler, and Lee Land, and was preceded
in death by three sisters, Beatrice King, Laura Bradley, and Charlie Buckner,
all of Clarksville.
She is survived by one daughter, Emma Laytart of Toledo, Ohio; three
sons, John Broach of Eagle River, Alaska, Robert Hetwick of Port Clinton,
Ohio, and Harold Broach of Lake Worth, Fla.; two sisters, Martha Esma Simmons
of Emmett, Idaho, and Gladys Wirth of Brogan, Ore.; one brother, Ferrol
Self of Scottsburg, Ore.; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; six
great-great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren.
Funeral was held at Morton Chapel of Brown Mortuary Service in Washington with private inurnment at Stillwell Cemetery near Clarksville.
Mrs. Lois Madgie Tollison McCormick, 65, of Ozark died Monday, July
24, 2000, at Ozark.
She was a self-employed roofing contractor, daughter of the late Jessie
Lee Tollison and Willie Trenton Patillo, and was preceded in death by one
granddaughter, Carrie Carpenter.
Survivors include her husband, Herman Richard McCormick; two daughters,
Brenda Kay Penepent of Russellville and Donna Lynne Thomas of Denning;
two sons, Ricky Dale McCormick of Lamar and Timmy Wayne McCormick of Fayetteville;
four sisters, Agnes Taylor of Alamogordo, N. M., Juanita Lomax of Imperial,
Calif., Myrtle Watts of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ann Idler of Spokane,
Wash.; one brother, Frank Tollison of Hartman; eight grandchildren; and
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Denning United Methodist
church with Rev. Ted Darling officiating.
Burial will be in Belt Cemetery at Ozark under the direction of Roller-Cox
Active pallbearers will be Bobby McCormick, Ray Qualls, Johnny Ray McCormick,
Johnny Ray McCormick Jr., Buddy Pledger, and Russell Schaffer.
Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Fraiser and David Mainard.
Funeral for Richard (Dick) Lloyd, 81, of Russellville, who died Sunday,
July 23, 2000, at Stella Manor Nursing Center, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday,
July 27, at Second Baptist Church with Rev. David McLemore officiating.
The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the
Private burial will be in Oakland Cemetery at Clarksville under the
direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, % Melanie Harris,
248 Round Rock Lane, Russellville, AR 72802 or Second Baptist Church, 1100
North Frankfort Avenue, Russellville, AR 72801.
A son of the late Jackson and Mamie Ingalls Lloyd, he was a U. S. Navy
veteran of World War II, retired businessman, member of Second Baptist
Church, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Kathryn Foulke Lloyd.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Jack Jones of Russellville and Anne and John Dickson of Marietta, Ga.; five grandchildren, Sherri England, Angie Harris, Christopher Dickson, John David Jones, and Tiffany Schwartz; and nine great-grandchildren.
Samuel R. Lemon, 70, of Clarksville died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at
He was a native of Lepanto, son of the late William A. and Willa Harten
Maddox Lemon, member of First Baptist Church, graduate of Mississippi State
University in Starkville, Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and former
owner of Oklahoma Tire and Supply in Magnolia and L & L Bike Center
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Polly Kraus Lemon; one daughter and
son-in-law, Carol and Darin Landreth of Springdale; one son and daughter-in-law,
John and Laura Lemon of Clarksville; two sisters, Oska Potter of New York
and Isabell Clem of Lepanto; one brother, Wayne Lemon of San Juan Capistrano,
Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, July 24, at First Baptist Church with
Dr. Robert Brown and Rev. Billy Usery officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral
Active pallbearers were Tim Swindle, Randy Gresham, Marty Howard, Danny
Leeds, Dan Patridge, and Jim Murdock.
Honorary pallbearers were Freddie Goodwin, Blackie Blackman, John Turley,
Joe Pettus, Jack Bridgman, and John Newburn.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.
O. Box 525, Clarksville, AR 72830.
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