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Agnes F. Estep


Agnes Foster Estep, 88, of Russellville died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at Legacy Lodge Nursing Center at Russellville.

She was a native of Midway in Logan County, daughter of the late Riley and Tennie Trusty Foster, member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Russellville, and was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Martha Jane Estep; three brothers, Curtis O. Foster, Dewey Denton Foster, and Murry M. Foster; and two sisters, Sara Janie Foster and Atha L. Foster.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Marie Estep of Russellville; one daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Dennis Duryea of Russellville; three granddaughters, Christy Leavell of Russellville, Michelle Gilleran of Conway, and Melissa Belz of Naples, Fla.; and four great-grandchildren, Paige and Mallory Leavell of Russellville and Matthew and Nicholas Gilleran of Conway.

Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the Elsworth Cemetery at Midway with Rev. Don Erwin officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lance Leavell and Shawn Gilleran.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 320 North Greenwood Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Alice C. Walleck


Mass of Christian burial for Alice Catherine Walleck, 60, a native of Coal Hill, who died Jan. 22, 2005, was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Holy Spirit Church followed by burial in Resurrection North Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of McGilley Midtown Chapel in Kansas City, Mo.

She was reared in Kansas City, Mo., graduated from Hogan High School, and was active in the St. Agnes PTO and Nativity Circle at St. Agnes. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Pat; and one sister, Judy.

Survivors include her husband, Ron Walleck; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Andy, Sean and Amy, and Tom and Lora; three sisters, Mary Wall, Pat Weir and Rita Hamilton; and five grandchildren.

Bonnie M. Byrd


Bonnie Marie Byrd, 83, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, in Murietta, Calif.

She was a former resident of Lamar and Clarksville, former employee of Senior Companion, daughter of the late Jack and Jessie Fugett Ramsey, and was preceded in death by one grandson, Jason Purkis.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna Cuthill of Corvallis, Ore.; two sons, Greg Kolt of San Diego, Calif., and William Kolt of Temecula, Calif.; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Miller-Jones Mortuary Chapel in Sun City, Calif., with private internment to follow.

Beatrice Hughes


Beatrice (Bea) Hughes, 85, of Clarksville died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a daughter of the late Dowen D. and Cary Hogan Dunsworth, native of Van Buren County, retired beautician and member of the First Baptist Church in Knoxville.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Gordon Hughes; two stepsons, Robert Jerry Hughes of Osceola and Larry Dean Hughes of Dover; one stepdaughter, Arlia Mae Thomas of Russellville; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at Rest Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.

Carla D. Williams


Carla Dawn Williams, 45, of Coal Hill died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident in Albuquerque, N. M.

She was a nurse and was preceded in death by one grandson, Zachary Parker.

Survivors include her husband, Michael J. Williams; one daughter and son-in-law, Leah and Tracy Brown of Coal Hill; two sons and daughters-in-law, Brandon and Kristal Parker of Coal Hill and Hank and Sundi Williams of Clarksville; parents, Lawrence Don and Shirley Hanson Parker of Coal Hill; one sister, Tracy Warren of Coal Hill; one brother, Larry Parker of Ozark; and seven grandchildren, Ariel and Braxton Eddy, Hayley and Caleb Parker, Chelsie Boswell, Derek Brown, and Aspen Williams.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Jamestown Assembly of God Church with Rev. Amos Pledger officiating.

Burial will be in Hess Cemetery at Coal Hill under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Randy Muldoon, Chris Nagel, Bret Nagel, Jerry Parker, Tommy Hanson, and Ronnie Fannon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Parker and Lewis Morrow.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Georgia H. Hendrix


Georgia H. Hendrix, 82, of Clarksville died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, in Johnson Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Baldwin, daughter of the late John Taylor and Eutha Mae Over Little, widow of Wilburn Hendrix, member of First Baptist Church, retired from the alteration department of Quality Cleaners, and also did alterations in her home for several years.

She is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Wayne Pyron of Clarksville; one brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Janey Little of Clarksville; caregiver, LaVerne Wages of Clarksville; and special friends, Leon and Joyce Strope of Fayetteville.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Brown officiating.

Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Charles Over, Gene Over, Darrell Over, Chad Over, Brian Covington, and Steven Campbell.

Henry J. McKnight


Henry Jacob McKnight, 84, of Vader, Wash., died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, near Toledo, Wash.

He was a native of the Harmony Community, son of the late Jesse and Tula Self McKnight, grew up in Hartman, Mountain Top and on the Mulberry River, joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) at Ozone in 1937 and the Navy in 1941 where he served in World War II and the Korean War. He was a former resident of Adna, Wash., former employee of Boeing, Geislers Sawmill, Palmer Lumber, Standard Dairy, Weyerhaeuser, off-road truck driver, and raised cattle and horses.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Verlin, Leonard, Robert (Bel), Talmadge, and Finas Lee; and one granddaughter, Ashley Nelson.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years Cathryn McKnight; six daughters, Alice McKnight of Toledo, Wash., Elaine Anagnostou of Sparks, Nev., Glenda Dailey of Castle Rock, Wash., Marcia Christensen of Woodland, Wash., and Anita De La Rosa and Lynn McKnight, both of Vader, Wash.; one son, Mark McKnight of Murrieta, Calif.; one sister, Lucy Black; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was Saturday, Jan. 22, at Fir Lawn Chapel in Toledo, Wash., followed by graveside services at Little Falls Cemetery.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Joey McKnight, Royce Anagnostou, Bill Dailey, Kenneth Dailey, Jacob McKnight, Wesley Dailey, Chad Nelson, Kyle Santo and Tal De La Rosa.

Memorials may be made to Cascade Dog Handlers, Lewis County Courthouse, Chehalis, WA 98532 or Lewis County Search and Rescue, Lewis County Courthouse, Chehalis, WA 98532.

James Robert Brown


James Robert Brown, 56, of La Puente, Calif., died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at his home.

He was a native of Clarksville, son of the late Hoyt and Helen Mae Dickerson Brown, graduate of La Puente (California) High School, Vietnam war veteran, retired truck driver for La Puente Ready Mix after 31 years of service, member of the California Pigeon Shooting Club, National Skeet Shooting Association and American Trap Shooting Association.

He is survived by one brother, Jerry Brown of La Puente, Calif.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Larry Horne officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery at Hunt.

Pallbearers will be Al Davis, Glenn Brown, Johnny Blevins, Chris Brown, Steve Brown, and Rodger Callahan.

Kyler Richards


Kyler Tye Richards, infant son of Stephanie Andert of Ozark and Kenneth Richards of Altus, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at his home.

He was born July 20, 2004, in Fort Smith.

Other survivors include one brother, Cameron Andert of Ozark; maternal grandmother, Dana Goodson of Texarkana; paternal grandmother, Sharon Barnhouse of Altus; maternal great-grandparents, Larry and Judy Andert of Ozark and Sarah Cox of Murfreesboro; and paternal great-grandmother, Wanda Long of Coal Hill.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at Calvary Baptist Church in Ozark with Rev. Coyce Couch officiating.

Burial was in Coal Hill Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Mollie M. Webb


Mollie Mae Webb, 69, of Ozone died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.

She was a daughter of the late William Andrew and Nora Ellen Webb and a Baptist.

Survivors are her husband, Harrison Webb; four daughters, Mary Keith and Helen Whitfield, both of Ozone, Martha Busby of Fort Payne, Ala., and Bonnie Webb of Mentone, Ala.; two sons, Ronald Webb of Blountsville, Ala., and Andy Webb of Ozone; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Sory officiating. Burial was in Salus Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Al Busby, Billy Keith, Todd Webb, Coley Webb, Daniel Whitfield, and Jeremiah Whitfield.

Von B. Allen


Von B. Allen, 90, of Sun City Center, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, in Sun City Center, Fla.

A native of Clarksville, he was a son of the late Joe and Vivian Baskin Allen, member of the Andrews Presbyterian Church and had been a resident of Sun City Center, Fla., since 1989 having moved from Clarksville.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Allen; one daughter, Sherry Allen of Las Vegas, Nev.; one son, Larry Joe Allen of Independence, Mo.; two sisters, Joanne Neumann of San Diego, Calif., and Geri Schuepbach of Kansas City, Mo.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at Harmony Cemetery with Rev. Bob King officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Wayne Jacobs


Wayne Jacobs, 78, of Hartman died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005.

He was a son of the late Harlan V. and Lena Mae Morelock Jacobs, graduate of Hartman High School and the University of the Ozarks, member of the First United Methodist Church, Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association, Arkansas Cattleman's Association, Arkansas Birdhunters Association, Northwest Arkansas Birdhunters Association, Western Arkansas Coonhunters Association, and Arkansas Furniture Association. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, a 32nd degree Mason, retired manufacturing La-Z-Boy representative, served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was the recipient of the following decorations, two Overseas Service Bars, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Theatre Campaign Ribbon with two Bronze Stars and Victory Ribbon.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years Pat Jacobs; one son, Kent Jacobs of Hartman; one daughter, Jill Pomet of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Bobbie Parsons of McAlester, Okla.; and two grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Wingo officiating.

Burial will be in Kendall Cemetery under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Dr. Fred Corder, Michael Deen, Don Dougan, Curtis Ferguson, Bill Hanuska, Mike Jacobs, Steve Messick and Jack Phillips.

Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Fryxell, Benny Hardgrave, L. D. Holland, Bill Moore, Jim Richardson, Gary Smith, Clinton Headings, Carl Kirshberger, and Jack Cecil.



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