CLARKSVILLE — Evelyn Oliver, 63, of Clarksville died Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.
She was born May 27, 1944. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley Cooter and Violet Hodges Mosley; two sons, Todd and Jim Oliver; two grandchildren, Denise and Randy Turner; and a sister, Barbara Ann Allen.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Ben Oliver; a daughter, Andrea Turner and husband, Darrell, of Ozone; sisters, Betty Curtis of Clarksville, Patsy Jenkins of Bentonville and June Floyd of Charleston; grandchildren, Ronnie Turner, Zach Oliver and Wesley Oliver; and a great-grandchild, Mathew Shomber.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today at Oakland Cemetery with Bryan King officiating. Burial will be by Roller-Cox Funeral Service.
Pallbearers were Tony Marvel, D.J. Hunter, Bo Clayborn, Keith Clayborn, Paul Gean and Robert Curtis.
Shelia Clayton Simpson, 54, of London, passed away Monday, July 9, 2007, at Dardanelle Hospital.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2007, at the Shinn Chapel with Maxie Longing officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.
The family will gather at the home of Karrie Carothers.
The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
DANVILLE — Charles Herbert “Buck” Smith, 78, died Sunday, July 8, 2007.
He was born Nov. 17, 1928, son of the late Chester Arthur and Okla Cummins Smith. He spent almost his entire life in Plainview and never wanted to live anywhere else.
He leaves behind to mourn his loss, his Lucy; sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby Charles and Michelle, and Kenneth and Benita Smith; four grandsons; two granddaughters;nine great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and good friends.
Graveside service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Salem Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Salem Church.
Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial scholarship contributions can be made to Plainview Bank for students at Plainview School.
DARDANELLE — William Lawrence Stone, 21, of Delaware died Friday, July 6, 2007, in Dardanelle.
He was born July 19, 1985, in East Chicago, Ind., and was a carpenter.
Survivors include his father, Darrell Stone of Hammond, Ind.; his mother, Brandy Rarity of Portage, Ind.; brothers, Joshua and Jason Stone, both of Hammond, Ind.; a sister, Brandy Rarity of Portage, Ind.; granparents, Eddie and Twila Stone of Lakestation, Ind.; great-grandmother, Eva Stone of Delaware; a special aunt, Gail Ball of Delaware; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Kuiper Funeral Chapel at Highland, Ind. Burial will be in Calumet Park Cemetery.
Local arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home.
Carl E. Whitaker, age 52, of Pottsville, died Sunday, July 8, 2007 at his home.
A son of the late Edgar and Zelma Sikes Whitaker, he was born June 20, 1955, in Lyons, Ga. He was a truck driver for Prime Trucking Company in Springfield, Mo., and was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Sonja Whitaker; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Carl E. Whitaker II of Dover, Matthew Whitaker of Omaha, Neb., and Daniel Scott and Tonya Whitaker (Daniel is currently serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq); three stepsons and a stepdaughter-in-law, Eldon and Brooklyn Pyburn, John Pyburn and Josh Pyburn, all of Little Rock; a sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Mark Craig of Perry, Ga.; and four grandchildren and four stepgrandchildren.
The family will conduct a private memorial service at a later date. Cremation arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.
Ernest W. Duvall, 84, of Longview, Texas departed this life for his Heavenly home on Thursday, June 7, 2007, at Longview.
He was born Jan. 15, 1923, at Atkins to Homer and Mary Ray Duvall. He served honorably during World War II and following his discharge from the service he was self employed at several jobs prior to being employed by Brown and Root before retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Jay Valley Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Vern and Henry Duvall; and two sisters, Launa Wilkerson and Sue English.
Survivors include his wife, Eloise Usrey Duvall of Longview, Texas; a brother, Sam Duvall of Russellville; a sister, Betty Pate of Casa Grande, Ariz.; and numerous nephews, nieces, and friends.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2007, at Rest Haven Memorial Park with Pastor Don Rose officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.
The family will receive friends from 8:30-10 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Mildred Goates Coleman, 92, a resident of Scottsville, died Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at the Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Nov. 8, 1914, at Custer, Okla., to Caleb Henry and Sue Ella Wooten Warnick. She was a former member of the Eastern Star and was a homemaker. She enjoyed playing her guitar and singing at Assemblies of God in her community and fishing. She was preceded in death by her parents; four husbands, including her first husband, Norman Floyd Goates; a brother; and three sisters.
Survivors include a son and his friend, Floyd Goates and Jewell Clayborn, both of Dover; a sister, Evelyn Meek of Exeter, Calif.; and a grandson, Bobby Goates of Dover.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2007, at Goates Cemetery at Scottsville with Brother Randy Wells officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.
Visitation will be from 4-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Qualls Jr., Bennie Qualls, Randy Wells, Jimmy McAlister, Warner Clemons, Rufus Wells, Tommy Goates, Tim Goates, Terry Goates and Bobby Proctor.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Judy Murphy, Pope County Memorial Chair, 126 Lakeview Circle, Russellville, AR 72802.
DANVILLE — Lona Lee Fleming, 93, of Danville died Friday, July 13, 2007, at Mitchell’s Nursing Home.
She was born Oct. 7, 1913, at Havana, Ark., to Amos Carrol and Rosie Cherry Jones. She was a mother and homemaker, and a member of Havana Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Oscar Fleming; son, Adrain Carrol Fleming; son-in-law, Douglas Wayne Clemons; and sister, Dimple Capps.
Survivors include a daughter, Clynell Clemons of Danville; a daughter-in-law, Clarinda Fleming of Charleston; sisters, Lottie Ellis of Havana and Jewell Zimmerman of Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2007, at Havana Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Bobby Caldwell officiating. Burial will be in Moores Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers include Mark Lane, James Fleming, Mike Gray, Steve Clemons, Henry David Damon and Charlie Carpenter.
Visitation wil be 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
DANVILLE — Lola Inman, 91, of Belleville died Thursday, July 12, 2007, at Chambers Memorial Hospital.
She was born Nov. 8, 1915, in the New Bethel Community to William and Mary Renfro.She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, her twin Lloyd Renfro and Cecil Renfro; sisters, Viola Claude, Bessie Pearce and Dolly Fowler; daughters-in-law, Flora Inman and Raquel Inman; and grandson, Carlos Inman.
Survivors include sons and a daughter-in-law, Wayne “Pappy” and Othalene Inman of Belleville and Kenneth Inman of Russellville; a daughter, Christine Marshall of Dardanelle; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2007, at Earl Ladd Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Capehart officiating. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. Sunday.