DeeRay Pitts, 87, of Clarksville died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at
Countryside Manor Nursing Home.
She was a native of Lehigh, Okla., widow of Earl D. Pitts, former
employee of Ore Ida Products, member of East Mount Zion Trinity Baptist
Church, and was preceded in death by one daughter and son-in-law, Wanda
and Glen Patterson; and two daughters-in-law, Janelle Hefner and Judith
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Arneita and Tyrell
Patton of Alma; five sons and three daughters-in-law, Sidney and Farris
Pitts of Millington, Tenn., and Dean and Kay Pitts, Dennis and Teresa
Pitts, Earl Pitts, and Don Pitts, all of Clarksville; 22 grandchildren;
38 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
Destiny Kay Singer, nine-month-old daughter of Robin Singer and James
Roberson, both of Clarksville, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Arkansas
Children's Hospital in Little Rock.
She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Clarksville and
granddaughter of the late Ron Singer.
Other survivors include two sisters, Ashley and Britney Gee of
Clarksville; one brother, Cody Singer of Clarksville; one half-sister,
Laura Roberson; one half-brother, Johnathon Roberson; maternal
grandmother, Lorna Singer of Clarksville; paternal grandmother, Betty
Poindexter of Clarksville; and paternal great-grandmother, Rita
Dilocker of Omaha, Neb.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Holy Redeemer Catholic
Church with Father William Wewers officiating.
Father Herbert Vogelpohl, O. S. B., 93, monk of Subiaco Abbey, died
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005.
He was born in Subiaco on Dec. 3, 1911, son of Joseph and Mary Vorster
Vogelpohl, was baptized Leo Daniel, attended St. Benedict School,
graduated from Subiaco Academy in 1931, became a monk of Subiaco Abbey
on Sept. 16, 1934, and received the name of Herbert, was ordained to
the priesthood by Bishop John B. Morris at the Cathedral of Saint
Andrew in Little Rock in 1939, was assigned to St. Mary Church in Fort
Worth, Texas, taught at Laneri High School, served as coach and
organized inter-scholastic sports programs, was moderator for the
Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, ten-year Boy Scout leader having
received the Scoutmaster's Key award, and was director of Coury House.
Survivors include one sister, Mayme Geels of Fort Smith; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
J. T. Brison, 71, of Hartman died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at Sparks
Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.
He was a son of the late Andy and Hattie Willis Brison, U. S. Forestry
employee, Baptist, and was preceded in death by his wife, Louise
Brison; one daughter, Patricia Brison; one sister, Lorene Jones; and
one great-grandson, Colton Krumdick.
He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Donald
Scarberry and Brenda and Mark Drum, all of Hartman, and Loretta and
Jeff Whitson of Zimmerman, Minn.; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry
and Lisa Brison of Coal Hill; one brother-in-law, Lee Hill of Fort
Smith; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Leo Villines and Eugene Scarberry officiating. Burial
was in Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt.
Active pallbearers were Larry Huff, Hoyt Knight, Charles Jones, Bob
Lightner, Harley Parker, and Carl Collins.
J. T. Crotts, 69, of Lamar died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Clarksville
He was born at Lamar, son of the late Walter Vincent and Eunice
Beatrice Evans Crotts, retired construction employee, and was preceded
in death by twin son and daughter, Jason Todd Crotts and Kyan Dawn
He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Kelia and Pete Moore of
Lamar; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Tanif and Christina Crotts of
Clarksville and James Douglas Crotts of Idaho Falls, Idaho; 11
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with
Rev. Bill Holt officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Bill Sams, Michael Dodge, Eddie Thomas, Jeremy
Moore, Donald Track, James Lemons, and Don Wilhelm.
Kathleen Adair Warren, 76, of Ozone died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at her
She was a member of Ozone Baptist Church, daughter of the late Henry
and Elsie Montgomery Adair, widow of Lee Warren, and was preceded in
death by three brothers, Arther, Richard and Dale Adair.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Mickie and Bob
Hency and Janie and Bob Wheeler, all of Ozone, and Betty and J. C.
Wheeler of Clarksville; one son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Sue
Warren of Fort Smith; one sister, Marie Beth Redding of Mariposa,
Calif.; one brother, Henry Adair of Portland, Ore.; 12 grandchildren;
25 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Ozone Baptist Church with
Rev. Bob Herod officiating.
Burial was in Russell Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox
Active pallbearers were Roger Ost, Tony Havener, Derek Killane, Jason
Pattermann, Donnie Underwood and Carl Wheeler.
Neta Faye Essman Taylor, 95, of Charleston, mother of William Taylor of
Clarksville, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, in Charleston.
A native of Cavanaugh, she was a daughter of the late William Clarence
and Sarah Allie Rainwater Essman, widow of Elmer Ralph Taylor, and was
preceded in death by six children, Jimmy Ray, James Bradley, John Mark,
Jerry, Sally Ann Taylor and Corina Sue Freeman; one grandson, Micah
Taylor; one brother, James Bradley Essman; and three sisters, Dorothy
Jelks, Billie Hatfield and Ima Jean.
Survivors include one daughter, Solda Fraum of Lenexa, Kan.; one other
son, Larry Taylor of Chickamauga, Ga.; one sister, Alice Flick of
Rochester, N. Y.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, at Smith Mortuary Chapel in
Charleston with burial at Mount Hope Cemetery north of Charleston.
Quintin Dale Cogburn Cowell, infant son of Jason John and Amy Cogburn
Cowell of Mena, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, in Mena.
Other survivors include paternal grandparents, John and Lynn Cowell and
Harold and Cindy Geels, all of Lamar; maternal grandparents, Loretta
and Dale Cogburn of Mena; paternal great-grandparents, David and
Berniece Higby of Lamar and Florence Clayborn of Clarksville; maternal
great-grandmother, Wanda Cogburn of Mena; maternal
great-great-grandfather, Rooster Cogburn of Shady; several aunts
including Alisha Burr and Audra Cogburn, both of Mena; and several
uncles and cousins.
Wally A. Peterson, 60, of Ozone died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at
Johnson Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Mason City, Iowa, member of Carpenter Local Union
No. 1836 and son of the late Harold A. Peterson.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years Betty Peterson; three
stepdaughters, Sherry Hammon and husband, John, of Oark, Pam White of
Arizona, and Kim Garrison of Lamar; one stepson, Garry Garrison and
wife, Dianne, of Lamar; mother and stepfather, Gwendolyn and Gerald
Peterson of Iowa; one half-sister, Jeralyn Smith and husband, Tom, of
Iowa; three half-brothers, Jeff Peterson of Texas and Jerry Peterson
and Jimmy Peterson, both of Iowa; nine stepgrandchildren; and six
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel
with Rev. Herb Swanson officiating. Burial will be in Lamar Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Bert Hammons, Coy Hammons, Johnny Hammon,
Gary Lynn Garrison, Justin White and Phil Maag.
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