Mrs. Leo F. Hobbs
Mrs. Leo (Johnie) Freeman Hobbs, 80, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.
She was a registered nurse, daughter of the late Finis Lee and Agnes Lund Freeman, widow of Jeff Hobbs, and former resident of Clarksville.
She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Hobbs Stewart of Clarksville, Tenn.; one son, Charles Glenn Hobbs of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Eunice Davis and Marie Freeman, both of Dardanelle; one brother, Guy Freeman of El Dorado; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Jim Goodman officiating. Burial was in Hagarville Cemetery.
Nephews served as pallbearers.
Leslie Kyle, 90, died at his home in Daytona Beach, Fla.
He was a former resident of Coal Hill and Indianapolis, Ind., founder and president of Hydroponics, member of the Masons and Lions Club, and had been a real estate professional in Daytona Beach, Fla., since 1970.
Survivors include one son, Michael Kyle of Daytona Beach, Fla.; one daughter, Leslie Rouhselange of Port Orange, Fla.; two brothers, Joe Kyle of California and Chester Kyle of Texas; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Holy Church of Christ in Holy Hill, Fla., with Wiley Lowe officiating.
Mrs. Mildred Lingar
Mrs. Mildred Lingar, 76, of Hartman died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at her home.
She was born at Denning, daughter of the late Bert and Maude Shirley Hill, widow of Kenneth Lingar, and a member of the Coal Hill Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Melinda Walker of Hartman; one son, Kenneth Lingar of Hartman; two sisters, Wanda Taylor and Juanita Burns, both of Denning; and one grandson, Jeremy Lingar of Hartman.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Coal Hill Assembly of God Church with Rev. Dade Kindrix officiating.
Burial will be in West Mount Zion Cemetery
under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Scott Taylor, Jimmy Joe Rofkahr, Michael Rofkahr, Wayne Lingar, Dane Lingar, and Roger Pannell.
Mrs. Nadine D. Stebbins
Mrs. Nadine Douthit Stebbins, 77, of Marietta, Ga., died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, in Marietta, Ga.
She was a native of Hartman but moved to Marietta, Ga., from Johnson County in 1951, member of the First United Methodist Church in Marietta, Ga., where she was an honorary member of the Board of Stewards, the Josey Frey Circle and the Progressive Sunday School Class, and a member of the Cherokee Rose Garden Club in Marietta, Ga.
She is survived by two daughters, Charlene Nordholz of Powder Springs, Ga., and Ellen Stebbins of Doha Qatar; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the First United Methodist Church in Marietta, Ga. Graveside services and burial were at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at West Mount Zion Cemetery
near Hartman with Rev. Chris Rink officiating. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Robert Joseph Rake
Robert Joseph Rake, 73, of Ozark died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, in a Fort Smith hospital.
He was a native of Lawton, Okla., son of the late William and Myrtle Rake, former resident of Green For-
est, U. S. D. A. inspector and a Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary A. Moten Rake; three daugh-
ters, Renee Seago of Corrigan, Texas, Nancy Clarke of Lufkin, Texas, and Melinda Tybor of Wimberly, Texas; four stepsons, James Hill and Bill Hill, both of Clarksville, Dennis Hill of Ozark, and David Hill of Dardan-
elle; three stepdaughters, Mary Sue Petty of Little Rock and Shirley Davis and Sarah Halmes, both of Ozark; 21 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A private family service will be held under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
David W. Yarbrough
David Wayne Yarbrough, 39, of Oark died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Hampton.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Daniel Wayne and Sue Yarbrough of Oark; mother, Elli May Cagle of Ozark; and four brothers, Randy Yarbrough of Oark, Mike Yarbrough of Lamar, Danny Cagle of Clarksville and Richard Cagle of Ozark.
Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Sherman Cemetery
at Oark with Rev. Robert Boen officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers will be Tony Tollar, Bob Thomas, James Tuttle, Raymond Holloway, Tom Brandon, and Mike Thomas.
Honorary pallbearers will be J. D. Marlow and Bob Cagle.
Mrs. Gladys L. Riggins
Mrs. Gladys Lucille Riggins, 83, of Clarksville died Monday, May 8, 2000, in Houston, Texas.
A native of Huffsmith, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Loyd and Mary Elba McQueen Young and widow of Samuel Uriah Riggins.
She is survived by one daughter, Patricia L. Driskell of Clarksville; three sons, James V. Riggins of Pasadena, Texas, Samuel U. Riggins of Jacksonville, Texas, and Ronnie L. Riggins of Crosby, Texas; three sisters, Lorene Vaught, Ollie Metzler and Lois Parker, all of Texas; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11, at Liberty Hill Cemetery
at Hunt under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Mrs. Geraldine Yeager
Mrs. Geraldine (Jerry) Yeager, 79, of Clarksville died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
A native of Clarksville, she was a daughter of the late Omer and Anna Qualls Hudson, graduate of Clarksville High School and Harper Beauty School in Fort Smith, beauty operator for 44 years, former owner and operator of the Vogue Beauty Shop, and a member of the Hays Chapel Methodist Church and Clarksville Chapter No. 172 Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, Glen Yeager; two brothers-in-law, Dean Yeager and Gene Yeager, both of Tulsa, Okla.; and three nephews, Kevin Yeager of Longview, Texas, Kendall Yeager of Tulsa, Okla., and Stephen Yeager of Broken Arrow, Okla.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Gene Yeager officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Virgil Phillips, Argie Kendall, Wendell Self, Bill Coats, Bobby Cooper, and Joe Carter.
Memorials may be made to the Johnson County Unit of the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 55, Clarksville, AR 72830, or to the Alzheimer's Association.
James Earl Butler
James Earl Butler, 59, of Little Rock, husband of former Clarksville resident, Sylvia Galloway Butler, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center.
A native of Conway, he was a son of the late John Elmer and Elsie Lieblong Butler, a 1958 graduate of Little Rock Central High School, a 1962 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, and former teacher at Prattsville and at Sunnyside High School in Washington. In 1964 he became director of the Tongue Point Job Corps Center in Oregon. After receiving a master's degree in 1967, he became assistant director of the Learning Lab for Diagnosis and Remediation of Learning Disorders in Pocatello, Idaho. He was assistant director of the Jenkins Children's Center in Pine Bluff.
He directed the Upward Bound and Special Services programs at Utah State University in Logan from 1970-76. He returned to Arkansas in 1976, to be regional representative supervisor of Developmental Disabilities Services. In 1978, he became executive director of Arkansas Easter Seal Society remaining until 1991 when he retired. In 1991, he became an active member of the Arkansas Knife Makers Association. He was preceded in death by one brother, Dr. John E. Butler of Little Rock.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by two sons, James Bradley Butler of Fayetteville and Michael Swize of Palm Desert, Calif.; two nieces, Laurie Long of North Little Rock and Kim Molinaro of Russellville; one nephew, Stephen Butler of North Little Rock; four great-nieces; and two great-nephews.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the First Christian Church in Little Rock with Dick Cobb, president of the Little Rock Stake LDS Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery
in Conway under the direction of Roller-Chenal Funeral Home of Little Rock.
Memorials may be made to Easter Seals Arkansas, 3920 Woodland Heights Road, Little Rock, AR 72212 or Pathfinder, Inc., P. O. Box 647, Jacksonville, AR 72078.
Jasper L. Thompson
Funeral for Jasper Luther Thompson, 96, of Ozark, who died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Ozark Nursing Home, was at 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Coal Hill Church of Christ with Rev. John Kindrix officiating.
Burial was in Coal Hill Cemetery
under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.
Pallbearers were Don Garrett, Mike Essrig, Greg Thompson, and Acie Thompson.
A native of Hugo, Okla., he was a son of the late Luther and Rose Kennedy Thompson, carpenter, member and deacon of the Coal Hill Assembly of God Church, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Dora Lee Thompson; one daughter, Susan Mae Essrig; two sons, Rembert Thompson and Hurshell Dean Thompson; one grandson, Howard Thompson; and one great-grandson, Acie Odell Thompson Jr.
He is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Lee Shomber of Santa Clarita, Calif.; one son, Jay Thompson of Canoga Park, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.