CLARKSVILLE — Charity Wilkins, 57, of Clarksville died Saturday, May 5, 2007, at her home.
Born Feb. 2, 1950, in Dallas, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Aberlee Anderson. She had been a hair stylist in Clarksville for the past 30 years.
Survivors include two stepdaughters and a host of friends.
The body was cremated. Cremation arrangements are by Hardwicke Funeral Home.
DARDANELLE — Virgie Erma Johnson, 92, of Dardanelle passed away Sunday, May 6, 2007, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.
She was born Oct. 12, 1914, at Havana to Ples and Mattie Harris. She was the wife of the late Virgil Johnson and the mother of Shirley Ann Rollans and Janelle Parker Fink. She was a member of Centerville First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Johnson; her parents; three brothers, Orman Harris, Eschel Harris and Edward Harris.
Survivors include two daughters, Janelle Parker Fink and Shirley Rollans, both of Dardanelle; three grandchildren, Mitchell Rollans, Suzie Reynolds and Pam Woodson, all of Dardanelle; four great-grandchildren, Amy Ford of Dardanelle, Adam Case of Cabot, Todd Houston of Dardanelle and Hope Wells of Pottsville; two great-great-grandsons, Chance Marshall and Carson Ford of Dardanelle; three sisters, Bernice Garrison and Pauline Cook of Dardanelle, and Ruth Allen of Jacksonville; along with many nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2007, at Centerville First Baptist Church with Brother James Whitlock and Brother Bobby Loyd officiating. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home.
Active — Dennis Cook, Randy Cook, Mike Gullett, Doug Spencer, James Talley, Kevin House, Tim House and Ronnie Garrison.
Honorary — George Garrison, David Garrison, Mark Allen, Chesley Nuckols and the deacons of Centerville First Baptist Church.
Visitation will be 6-8 tonight.
CLARKSVILLE — Arnold F. Kreipke, 83, of Clarksville died Monday, May 7, 2007, at his home.
Born Oct. 26, 1923, at Lutherville, he was the son of the late William Fredrick and Katharine “Katie” Gompf Kreipke. He was a farmer and cattleman, a graduate of Lamar High School, and a member of Farm Bureau and Grace Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ed and Martin Kreipke; and a sister, Lydia Hensling.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Elder Kreipke; stepdaughters, Barbara Goodin and husband, Jimmy, of Clarksville and Deborah Lou Babbitt and husband, Jim, of Kansas City, Mo.; a stepson, Tom Jennings and wife, Judy, of Kansas City, Mo.; sisters, Irene Tanner of Wichita, Kan., Clara Blackwell of Clarksville and Dora Smith of Los Angeles, Calif.; stepgrandchildren, Toby Jennings, Christopher Jennings, Justin Babbitt, Jared Babbitt, Sherry Clayborn, Lisa Basham, Randall Goodin and Kelly Bridges; step-great-grandchildren, Matthew Ryan Babbitt, Steffanie Barto, Eric Basham, Sean Basham, Joe Basham, Kirstie Bridges and Trey Bridges; and four stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2007, at Grace Lutheran Church. Burial will be in New Mulberry Cemetery at Mulberry. Arrangements are by Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Pallbearers include Toby Jennings, Christopher Jennings, Justin Babbitt, Jared Babbitt, Jim Babbitt and Leo Knoernschild.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday.
Sisouphanh Outhavong, 44, of Hot Springs died Saturday, May 5, 2007, at his home.
He was born Nov. 2, 1962, in Laos to Thoune and Kham Outhavong. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include a brother, Lysong Oupasith of Pottsville; and three sisters, Kongchanh Saengdarapheth of Illinois, Vilayvanh Vongsaly of Minnesota and Khanthamala Phetsyrorraj of Alabama. He is also survived by three brothers and two sisters, all of Laos.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 10, 2007, at the Shinn Chapel. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery near Pottsville under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.
Dorothy May Wilcox, 96, of Russellville, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died Sunday, May 6, 2007, at her home.
The daughter of Joseph and Kate Goldman, and widow of William Gordon Wilcox, she was born May 30, 1910, in St. Louis, Mo.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and David Ginsberg of Germantown, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Gordon Ginsberg and wife, Ellen, of Memphis, Mike Ginsberg and wife, Madelyn, of Russellville, and Amy McCaffery and husband, Tim, of Arlington, Tenn.; and six great-grandchildren, Brandon Uehlein, Kerry Roberts and husband, Robbie, Sam Ginsberg, Jessica Ginsberg, and Kyle and Katie McCaffery. She was joyfully anticipating the birth of twin great-great-grandsons by great-granddaughter Kerry and husband Robbie in August.
Memorial services will be private. Cremation arrangements were by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 E. Parkway, Suite 3, Russellville, AR 72802.
“To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.” From the poem “Hallowed Ground” by Thomas Campbell.
Mae Ferguson, 82, of Russellville, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at Legacy Lodge Nursing Center in Russellville.
The daughter of Ernest and Cora Presnell, she was born March 1, 1925, in Whitwell, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Agnes McGowan; one brother, John Presnell; Melvin Ferguson; one son, Michael Ferguson; and one granddaughter, Nicole Ferguson.
Survivors include four sons, Jack Ferguson and wife, JoAnn, of Hartman, John Ferguson of Russellville, Bob Ferguson of Danville, and Don Ferguson and wife, Tammy, of Dover; one daughter Julia Philpott and husband Jimmy of Dover; 21 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at Pisgah Cemetery in Pottsville with the Rev. Jeff Paxton officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.
Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
CLARKSVILLE — Benjamin Austin Sotomayor Jr., 72, of Knoxville died Monday, Oct. 8, in Clarksville.
Born July 15, 1935, in Tempe, Ariz., he was a professional truck driver, an avid bowler and gourmet Mexican chef. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin A. Sotomayor Sr., and Flora (Austin) Sotomayor.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Strupp Sotomayor; daughter, Julie Davis of Bentonville; sons, Bejamin Sotomayor of Houston, Texas, William Sotomayor of Clarksville and John Sotomayor of Bartlesville, Okla.; sisters, Mary Helen Dice of Ducor, Calif., Frances Ortiz of Woodlake, Calif., and Lupe Sands of California; brothers, Bob Sotomayor of Tempe, Ariz., Charlie Sotomayor of Tempe, Ariz., Jessie Sotomayor of Mesa, Ariz., Fred Sotomayor of Hereford, Ariz., and Al Sotomayor of Russellville; and four grandchildren, Chloe Sotomayor, Austin Sotomayor, Jasmine Davis and Allison Sotomayor.
A memorial service will be at noon Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at Roller-Cox Funeral Chapel.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today.
The family of Oma Bishop, age 69, of Atkins, who died Thursday, Oct/ 4, 2007, will conduct a graveside memorial service at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at Pollard Cemetery north of Dover. Cremation arrangements were by Shinn Funeral Service.
Family members include her companion, Charles Leapheart; a son and daughter-in-law, Lewis Grant and Rhonda Lem of Jourdanton, Texas; a daughter and her companion, Vanessa Wiley and Jeanice Duncan of Liberty, Okla.; a brother, William “Dub” Brown of Dover; four sisters, Mary Singleton and Jewell Collins, both of Russellville, Betty Waldo of Dover; and Linda Harness of London; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Vervel Lue Carrell Haynes, a long time resident of Gulf Shores, Ala., passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, in Russellville.
Lue, as she was known by all her friends, was born Aug. 21, 1933, in Bee Branch. She was a lifelong house wife and mother. She was active in her church at the First Presbyterian Church of Gulf Shores, Friends of Gulf Shores Library and the Women’s Club of Gulf Shores. Lue was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Dovie Carrell; and two sisters, Vioda Smith and Katrina Smith.
Lue is survived by her children, Terry Haynes of Escondido, Calif., Sherry Killingsworth of Russellville, Carl Haynes of Foley, Ala., and Larry Haynes of Attalla, Ala.; a brother, Norman Weldon Parish of Nashville, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2007 with funeral services following at 3 p.m. at the chapel of Pine Rest Funeral Home. Interment will be in Pine Rest Memorial Park.
Funeral services by Pine Rest Funeral Home, 16541 U.S. Highway 90, Foley, AL 36539; (251) 943-5667.