Delbert Abercrombie, 77, of Oark died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at his
He was a native of Bakersfield, Calif., and son of the late Jim and
Ophelia Barnes Abercrombie.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie Abercrombie; two daughters, Karen
Briggs and Jennifer Rameriz, both of Bakersfield, Calif.; two sons,
Butch Abercrombie of Catalpa and Darrell Abercrombie of Bakersfield,
Calif.; two stepsons, Danny Longacre and Paul Alexander, both of
Bakersfield, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Sandra Robinson of Oark and
Debra Hammons of Catalpa; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Doyle Witherspoon, 79, of Clarksville died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at
Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Norman, son of the late James Milton and Mabel Logan
Witherspoon, graduate of Mena High School and the University of
Arkansas, past president of the Clarksville-Johnson County Chamber of
Commerce, member of Cherry Street Baptist Church and the Rotary Club,
Navy veteran of World War II, and was president and chief executive
officer of First Savings and Loan in Clarksville for several years.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Witherspoon; one daughter and
son-in-law, Kay and Kerry Schneider of Clarksville; one son and
daughter-in-law, Mark and Debbie Witherspoon of Little Rock; one
brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Jeri Witherspoon of Conway; four
grandchildren, Cortney Schneider and Logan Schneider, both of
Clarksville, and Ryan Witherspoon and Reed Witherspoon, both of Little
Rock; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at Cherry Street Baptist Church
with Rev. Billy Usery and Rev. Rusty Bushong officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral
Pallbearers were Patrick Park, Gary Smedley, Carroll Pruett, Gary
Rhinehart, David Crockett, and Darel Timmerman.
William Everette North of Jonesboro, Ga., formerly of Johnson County,
died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at Arrowhead Healthcare.
He is survived by four nieces, Peggy Mason and Nina Mason, both of
Clarksville, Betty Jean Nemecheck of Houston, Texas, and Latricia
Lingenfelter of Claremore, Okla.
Fred David Evans, 76, of Piney View, W. Va., died Saturday, Jan. 1,
2005, at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital.
A native of Hartman, he was a son of the late David Luther and
Elizabeth Evans, retired machinist, Methodist, and was preceded in
death by his wife, Freda Evans; one son, Mitchell Lilly; and two
brothers, Howell and Duel Evans.
He is survived by one son, Dale Lilly of Fireco, W. Va.; three
daughters and sons-in-law, Gaye and Mike McClanahan of Shady Spring, W.
Va., Judy and David Davis of Crab Orchard, W. Va., and Lea and Don
CoAngelo of Detroit, Mich.; one sister, Johnnie Ruth of New York; 17
grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and
Funeral was at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at the Rose and Quesenberry
Peace Chapel in Beckley, W. Va., with Pastor Rodney Allen officiating.
Burial was in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, W. Va.
Active pallbearers were grandsons, Everett, Christopher, Larry, David
and Andrew Lilly, and Paul Sharp Jr.
Jung S. Choi, 80, of Russellville, mother of Mija Bartlett of
Clarksville, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at her home.
She was a daughter of the late Hung Jib Choi and the late Kwon Se,
native of Kangnung, South Korea, and was preceded in death by one son,
Su Yong Kim.
Survivors include two other daughters, Yong Suk Cochran of Russellville
and Yong Worar Kim of South Korea; one daughter-in-law, Okju Kim of
Olathe, Kan.; six grandchildren, Ryan and Stacy Cochran, both of
Russellville, Ranae Bartlett of Huntsville, Ala., Yejun Kim of Olathe,
Kan., and Yong Kun Kwon and Yong Hun Kwon, both of South Korea; one
great-grandson, Michael Guthrie of Huntsville; and three brothers and
four sisters, all of South Korea.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Shinn Funeral Service Chapel
in Russellville with Rev. John Sweigart officiating. Burial was in Rest
Haven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Eddie Carolan, Frank, Ryan and Johnny Cochran, Leo
Chang and Yejun Kim.
Frances Margueritte Pryor Becker, 94, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at
Crawford Healthcare and Rehab where she had resided the past seven and
She was a lifelong resident of Arkansas, former resident of
Clarksville, native of Johnson County, daughter of the late Lester and
Tina Lamb Pryor, widow of Tony Becker, a seamstress, and a retired
licensed practical nurse having been employed for many years in
Clarksville at both the hospital and in private practice. She was
preceded in death by three sisters, Evelyn Curtis, Beulah Northcutt and
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Grace and Paul
McAllister of Mountainburg; four grandsons, Ron Folsom and Jeff Folsom,
both of Van Buren, Joe Folsom of Bella Vista, and Mark Folsom of
Barling; six great-grandchildren, Kevin Folsom, Amber Folsom, Joey
Folsom, Emily Grace Folsom, Tanner Folsom, and Wyatt Folsom; four
nieces; and two nephews.
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van
Buren with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery.
Norma Carolyn Lenhardt Hodges, 71, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Thursday,
Dec. 30, 2004.
She was a native of the Lutherville Community, former resident of
Alaska, and retired secretary-treasurer of an air charter service.
Survivors are her husband, Troy Hodges; one daughter, Diana of
Soldotna, Alaska; and one son, Ross (Tiger) of Maumee, Ohio.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at the
Verna Beatrice Gable, 77, of Lamar died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at
Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a retired factory employee, Baptist, and daughter of the late
Jim and Girty Barnett Clark.
Survivors are four sons and two daughters-in-law, Gerald and Mona Gable
of Clarksville, Victor and Teresa Hawkins and Earl William Whitman, all
of Boaz, Ala., and Robert L. Gable Jr. of Lamar; two sisters, Geraldine
Oles and Loretta Porter, both of Clarksville; six grandchildren; and
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev.
Frank Shook officiating. Burial was in West Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Bobby Clark, Dale Dabbs, Carl Porter, Brian
Crosno, Johnny Sanders, and John Blackburn.
Veryl Bussey Stricklin, 57, of Coal Hill died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005,
at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a park attendant for the Corps of Engineers at Piney Bay,
employee of Circle 64 Store in Coal Hill, attended the Coal Hill
Baptist Church, and was a daughter of the late Ira Lee and Martha
Elizabeth Vernon Bussey.
Survivors include her husband, Elmer Stricklin; two daughters and
sons-in-law, Jean and David Nagengast of Flint, Mich., and Irene and
Kenneth Sisk of Coal Hill; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Don and
Laura Stricklin of Coal Hill; two sisters, Beatrice Moelander of
Huntley, Ill., and Bonita Bussey of West Dundee, Ill.; one brother,
Tony Bussey of West Dundee, Ill.; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at the Coal Hill Baptist Church
with Rev. David Qualls and Rev. Gerald Morris officiating.
Burial was in Hartman Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox
Active pallbearers were Billy Scarberry, Mike Guinnip, Ryan Stricklin,
Randy Stricklin, Darrell Stricklin, and Dustin Moffit.
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