Ewell Thomas Sexton, 85, of Clarksville died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at
He was a native of Ludwig, son of the late Dewitt and Maude Nunley
Sexton, and member of the Church of Christ where he was a former deacon
and had served as an elder for the last 40 years.
He was a retired farmer having been a peach grower for 40 years,
strawberries for 10 years, and chickens for 31 years, Johnson County
Farm Family of the Year in 1964, and served on the Arkansas Soil
Conservation Service Board several years.
Survivors include his widow, Lois King Sexton; two sons and
daughters-in-law, Don and Mary Sexton and Ronnie and Kathy Sexton, all
of Clarksville; one brother, Norman Sexton of Clarksville; four
grandchildren, Kim Ballard of Clarksville, Lori Johnson of Knoxville,
Stephanie Smith of Russellville and Scott Sexton of St. Paul; and four
great-grandchildren, Kaci Ballard, Brett Ballard, Tori Wilhelms and
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Clarksville Church
of Christ with John Ballard officiating.
Burial will be in the Mount Airy Cemetery at Ludwig under the direction
of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers will be Bob Frost, Troy Taylor, Elvin Brown, James
Horn, Larry Holman, and Duane Steele.
Johnny Lee Justice, 34, of London died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at
Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He attended the Flat Rock Assembly of God Church and was employed in
the dietiary department at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his widow, Shamra Mueller Justice; one daughter,
Rachel Justice of the home; one son, Jonathan Justice of the home;
parents, J. R. and Bessie Philpot of Pottsville; six sisters, Cindy
Hedrick of Hattieville, Dawn Haught of London, Malinda Ford of Dover,
Christy Johnson of Atkins, Randy Brandol of Jacksonville, Fla., and
Destine Philpot of Russellville; and one brother, John Philpot of
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Flat Rock Assembly of
God Church with Rev. Ronnie Birge and Bill Phelps officiating.
Burial was in East Point Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox
Active pallbearers were Gary Ford, Mark Brown, Joe Villalobos, Robert
Hedrick, Gary Hiland, and Marty Tumbleson.
Leona Patton, 104, of Stigler, Okla., died Sunday, July 20, 2003.
She was a native of Winslow, daughter of the late Jim and Martha Winkle
McDonnor, widow of Prosper Jerome Patton and was preceded in death by
one son, James Patton of Clarksville.
Survivors include three daughters and one son-in-law, Dorothy and Bill
Mayberry of Whitefield, Okla., and Helen Honeycutt and Mona White, both
of Stigler, Okla.; five sons and three daughters-in-law, J. C. and
Velma Patton of Van Buren, Charles and Jerrie Patton, Raymond Patton
and Jim Bill and Morine Patton, all of Stigler, Okla., and Virgil
Patton of Eureka, Calif.; two sisters, Rosie Wallace and Juanita
Hattabaugh, both of Alma; 34 grandchildren including Dennis Patton of
Hartman, and Roger and Anita Patton, both of Clarksville; several
great-grandchildren including Bobby Patton and Tammy Epperson, both of
Hartman, and Deanna Patton Teague of Clarksville; and several
great-great-grandchildren including Justin Patton of Lamar, D. J.
Teague of Clarksville and Adrianna, Brittney, James and Amanda
Epperson, all of Hartman.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Mallory Funeral Home Chapel
in Stigler, Okla., with Rev. Tommy Honeycutt and Doug Honeycutt
officiating. Burial was in Stigler City Cemetery.
Mary Ellen Lemarr, 66, of Knoxville died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at
Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a retired Tyson Foods employee, Baptist, daughter of the later
Barger Montelle and Johnnie Ellen Fox Cagle, and widow of Loyd Leon
She is survived by four daughters, Loretta Sue Cummisky and Linda
Elaine Freeman, both of Flat Rock, Beverly Diane Olinger of Mt. Vernon,
and Benita Joy Foreman of Knoxville; one son, Jerry Dewayne Dale of
Knoxville; one sister, Alpha Mae Tice of Clarksville; three brothers,
William Howard Cagle of Knoxville, and Wilburn Ralph Cagle and Robert
Edward Cagle, both of Tulsa, Okla.; 14 grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Roller-Cox Chapel with
burial in Knoxville Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Don Cagle, Kevin Brents, Gordon Olinger,
Greg Cagle, Gary Wilson, and Ben Allison.
Honorary pallbearers will be David Cummisky, Tony Dale, and Billy
Von Thomas, 77, of Hartman died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at Countryside
Manor Nursing Home.
He was a native of Hartman, son of the late Howard and Ellie Howe
Thomas, retired truck driver, and preceded in death by three brothers,
Howard Thomas Jr., Harry Thomas, and Jetty Lee Thomas.
Survivors are his widow, Patricia Thomas; three daughters and two
sons-in-law, Teresa and Ernie Gaddy, Mary Ann and Robert Brown, and
Lavonda Thomas, all of Tulsa, Okla.; three sons, Eddie Thomas, Timmy
Thomas, and Otis Todd Thomas, all of Tulsa, Okla.; one stepson and
wife, Michael and Joyce Hendricks of Clarksville; one stepdaughter,
Michelle Jewett of Owasso, Okla.; two sisters, Anna May Kissinger of
Pocola, Okla., and Sally Thomas of Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, Jackie
Thomas of Hartman and Tommy Thomas of Clarksville; six grandchildren,
Donnie Cox, Jerry Jewett, Shannon Hendricks, Hannah Newman, Jake
Newman, and Anna Marie Newman; one great-grandchild, Daniel Hendricks;
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Hardwicke Funeral
Chapel with Rev. Terry Cameron officiating. Burial will be in West
Mount Zion Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Kyle Thomas, Ashton LaRue, Gary LaRue, Tom
Fowler, Bobby Rofkahr, and David Rayburn.
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