DARDANELLE — Reba Marie Fowler Guarino, 81, of Dardanelle died Monday, March 12, 2007.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2007, at Saint Augustine’s Catholic Church. Rosary will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at Cornwell Funeral Home.
CLARKSVILLE — Arville Ellsworth Kraus, 81, of Overland Park, Kan., died Saturday, March 10, 2007, in Overland Park.
Born Feb. 6, 1926, at Clarksville, he was the son of the late Arville A. and Beulah Williams Kraus. He was a 1943 graduate of Clarksville High School, served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1944-46 and was recalled to active duty by the Air Force in 1950-51 attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He attended the University of the Ozarks and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1950 where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. His lifelong career in public health included 15 years with the State of Arkansas and 22 years with the federal government in Chicago and Kansas City, Mo., retiring in 1988. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Freeman, and a brother, Jack Kraus.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Carolyn Natho Kraus of Overland Park, Kan.; a son, David Kraus of Schenectady, N.Y.; and a daughter and son-in-law, Heidi and Mark Bierly of Hutchinson, Kan.; and a granddaughter, Geneva Kraus of Schenectady, N.Y.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery by Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the University of the Ozarks, 415 N. College Ave., Clarksville, AR 72830 or First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1068, Clarksville, AR 72830.
CLARKSVILLE — Tommy Taylor of Springdale, formerly of Clarksville, died Monday, March 12, 2007, at Springdale Health & Rehabilitation.
He was a mechanic, son of the late Vester H. and Hazel Ira Bean Taylor, and a Baptist.
Survivors include brothers, V.H. Taylor and wife, Vera, and Billy C. Taylor and wife, Myrtle, all of Springdale; nephews, Lonnie, Mike and Lance Taylor of Springdale; and nieces, Marilyn Harris of Van Buren and Sandra Wilt of Siloam Springs.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Roller-Cox Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robbie Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Airy Cemetery by Roller-Cox Funeral Service.
Pallbearers include Mike Taylor, Lance Taylor, Billy Dale Harris, D.J. Turner, Larry Griffith and Mark Tumbleson.
Allen Ellis, 34, of Hector, died Friday, March 9, 2007, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville.
The son of Al Gene and Sharon Gullett Ellis, he was born Dec. 4, 1972, in Dardanelle. He married Tasha Duvall on Aug. 16, 2002, at Morrilton. He had attended Hector High School. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alfred and Margaret Ellis.
Survivors include his wife, Tasha Ellis of Hector, mother, Sherry Ellis of Hector; father, Al Gene Ellis of Hector; a daughter, Abigail Duvall of Hector; one brother, Brian Gray of Russellville; and two sisters, Kim Hawkins of Hector and Paige Sterling of London.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at Humphrey Chapel with the Rev. Leonard Hodges officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.
There is no visitation planned.
James Edward Flake, 84, of Russellville, died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at his home.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2007, at the Grace Baptist Church in Russellville with the Rev. Rodger D. Pearce officiating. Military honors will be provided by Rogers-Rye Post 2283 of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Arrangements are under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.
The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grace Baptist Church, 1800 S. Knoxville Ave., Russellville, AR 72801.
Lottie Hastings, age 80, of Russellville, died Sunday, March 11, 2007 at the home of her daughter.
A daughter of the late Jack Malone and Gracie Inez Hopkins Haworth, she was born March 22, 1926 in Gore, Okla. She was a former hospital dietician assistant. She was the widow of Eugene Forrest Hastings and Hulin “Hap” McGuffey.
Survivors include three daughters, Marie Hedrick of Russellville, Mildred Powell of Salem, Ore., and Dorothy Cason of Brandon, Fla.; a brother, Jim Haworth of Bakersfield, Calif.; two sisters, Pauline Thomas of Bakersfield and Betty Collins of Paramount, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, Mike, Jeff, Kenny and Janie Hedrick, and Loretta Hughes, all of Russellville; David and Robert Powell of Lakewood, Calif.; Cheryl Lamb of Brandon, Fla.; and Jack Cason and Wendy Villalon, both of Bakersfield; 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
The graveside service and burial will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2007, at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Bakersfield, Calif.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Shinn Funeral Service.
The family requests flowers to be sent to Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary, 9101 Kern Canyon Road, Bakersfield, CA 93306.
Elisabeth Faye Nichols Hudspeth, 79, of Redfield died Saturday, March 10, 2007.
She was born Sept. 2, 1926, in Dover, daughter of the late John and Sarah Nichols.
Survivors include sons, Hank Hudspeth and Michael DeRossitte of Redfield; brothers, L. D. Nichols of Little Rock and Ray Nichols of Dover; sister, Etter Holman of Atkins; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Street Hudspeth; sons, James and Bobby DeRossitte; brothers, L. V., Linard and Willie Nichols; and sisters, Wanda Jackson and Lucy Moors.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son in Pine Bluff with the Rev. Mary Welch officiating. Burial will be in Cypress Memorial Gardens.
DANVILLE — Eva Ruth Phillips, 67, of Russellville died Friday, March 9, 2007, at Dardanelle Hospital.
She was born March 31, 1939 in Atoka, Okla., to John Marcus and Carrie Washburn Moats. She was preceded in death by sons, Bruce Allen and Dwight Warren Phillips; her parents; a sister, Roberta Dean Barnes; and brothers, Kenneth Moats and Wayne Wiley.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Paul Phillips; children and spouses, John and Sandra Phillips of Pottsville, Paulette and James Crabill of Dardanelle, Carrie and Ray Coulson of Oakmont, Pa., Jerry Paul and Pamela Phililps of Rohnert Park, Calif., Major Jimmy and Laura Phillips of Heidelberg, Germany, Connie and Jeremiah Tinsley of Glendale, Ariz., and Jason and Tabitha Phillips of Belleville; twin brother, Albert and Becky Moats of Danville; brothers, Hadden and Margarita Moats of McKinney, Texas, and Doug and Clarenda Moats of Ola; sisters, Elizabeth and George Sugita of Dixon, Calif., and Alice and Paul Tygart of Ward; 23 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wilson Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in Chickalah Methodist Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers include John, Jerry, Jimmy and Jason Phillips, Albert and Doug Moats, Toby Tapp, Cary White and Ronnie Horn.
Visitation will be 6-8 tonight.
DARDANELLE — Brent Alden Birkhead, 47, of Covington, Ga., died Thursday, April 5, 2007, in Georgia.
Born Oct. 21, 1969, in Memphis, Tenn., he was the son of Dean and Janis Birkhead of Dardanelle. He enjoyed playing music, electronics, computers and was a tool and die maker.
Survivors include his wife, Tanya Lunsford Birkhead of Covington, Ga.; his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Connie Hunt of Senatobla, Miss.; two nephews, Bailey Hunt and Bedford Hunt; and a niece, Anna-Blair Hunt.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wheeler Funeral Home in Covington, Ga.
Local funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at Cornwell Chapel, 207 Quay St., Dardanelle, with Rev. Roger Glover officiating. Interment will be in Elizabeth Hall Cemetery, New Blaine.
Pallbearers include Bailey Hunt, Bedford Hunt, Don Welsh, Kip Welsh, Wayne Harper and Jordan Harper.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 100 N. Second St., Dardanelle, AR 72834.