Thomas L. Williamson
Thomas Lee Williamson, 75, of Russellville died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at Atkins Nursing Center.
He was a native of Russellville, son of the late James and Ethel Russell Williamson, member and elder of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and was employed in the retail grocery business for many years including the Piggly Wiggly Store at Clarksville and Roy Hamm's Grocery in Russellville.
Survivors include his widow, Laura Anita Ross Williamson; one son and daughter-in-law, Don and Wanda Williamson of Dover; one daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Gene Williams of Russellville; six grandchildren, Angie Martin and Cicelie Freeman, both of Dover, Brian Williamson, Alicia Leavell and Melissa Hood, all of Russellville, and Michael Williams of Conway; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 15, at Humphrey Chapel with Dr. Steve Mosley and Bruce Grice officiating. Burial will be at Shiloh Williamson Cemetery
Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at Humphrey Funeral Service.
Active pallbearers will be Caral Williams, Robert M. Russell, David Cox, Richard Pierce, Geral Cooper, and Carroll Norris.
Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Powell, Louis Billings, Bill and Bob Trusty, T. A. Cousar, David Rhineheart, Dale Burris, James Little, Bill Hurtt, George Thompson, elders of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the nursing staff of the Atkins Nursing Home.
Memorials may be made to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1200 North Arkansas Avenue, Russellville, AR 72801.
Ima Lois Bivins
Ima Lois Bivins, 92, of Russellville died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at Legacy Lodge Nursing Home.
She was a daughter of the late J. W. and Myrtle Stokes Bivins, Methodist, retired school teacher, retired from Social Security Administration in Little Rock, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Ocie Bivins and Verna Brown.
She is survived by four sisters, Avis Hightower and Iola Powell, both of Russellville, and Lucille Baskin and Betty Fowler, both of Clarksville; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at the Kendall Cemetery
under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Dorothea M. Grotheer
Dorothea M. Grotheer, 83, of Ozone died Saturday, May 29, 2004, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.
She was a retired medical technology instructor and daughter of the late Saunders and Will C. Miller.
Survivors are her husband, William H. Grotheer; two daughters, D. Nancy Renk of Brighton, Colo., and Dr. Anne G. Shull of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at Miller Chapel in Hazel, Ky., with Pastor Richard Sutton officiating. Burial will be in Hazel Cemetery
in Hazel, Ky.
Local arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Euna Mae Laneer
Euna Mae Laneer, 89, of Clarksville died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at her home.
She was born in the Spring Hill Community, daughter of the late Harley and Eva Elkins Domerese, graduate of Hartman High School, and had been a member of Landmark Baptist Church for 39 years where she was a Sunday school teacher for 20 years, worked in Vacation Bible School, director of family dinners several years, past director of the research visitation program, past president of the ladies auxiliary, did youth work, and a member of the ladies prayer group. She was preceded in death by one sister, Vergie Rannals, and two brothers, Roy and Hoyt Domerese.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Luke Laneer; one son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Debbie Laneer of Clarksville; one sister and brother-in-law, Jolene and Russell Wall of Branson, Mo.; five brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Erla Domerese and Harley and Dorothy Domerese, all of Clarksville, Dean and Peggy Domerese of Branson, Mo., Clarence and Erlene Domerese of Van Buren, and Dane and Linda Domerese of Coal Hill; two sisters-in-law, Alta Domerese of Danville and Elizabeth Domerese of Kansas City, Mo.; one brother-in-law, Melvin Rannels of Tyler, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. Vernon Bass officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Pyron, James Jaggers, Larry Griffin, Mike Mee, Darrell Wheeler, and Rip Teal.
Opal K. Briscoe
Opal K. Briscoe, 77, of Lamar died Friday, May 28, 2004, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home.
She was a daughter of the late Bryan Bland and Della Ware Jackson Briscoe, Baptist, and was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Truman Leavell and one nephew, Calvin Leavell.
Survivors include one sister, Lahoma Leavell of Lamar; three nieces and spouses, Della and Aubry Williams and Sonya Leavell, all of Dover, and Frankie and Rickey Lungingham of Nashville, Tenn.; and two nephews, Lester Leavell and wife, Carla, of Clarksville, and Ron Leavell of Fort Smith.
Funeral was at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Herb Tilley officiating. Burial was in Adams Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Phillip Vaughn, John Leavell, Jaromy Freeman, Charley McClure, Riley Leavell, and Dennis West.
Ruby E. Rambur
Ruby E. Brown Rambur, 67, of Altus, mother of Gina Oberste of Clarksville, died Thursday, May 27, 2004, at Crawford County Hospital.
She was a retired registered nurse, Baptist, and daughter of the late Davis and Neola McCartney Brown.
She is survived by one other daughter, Lanesa Cordell of Altus; two sisters, Dorothy Rofkahr and Levonia Williamson, both of Altus; three brothers, Harold Brown of Altus, and Charles Brown and J. D. Brown, both of Ozark; and four grandchildren, Chandra, Nathan and Christopher Oberste of Clarksville and Lakota Cordell of Altus.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at Highland Cemetery
in Ozark under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Velma B. Howard
Velma B. Holman Howard, 84, whose son and daughter-in-law, Marty and Lu Howard, reside in Clarksville, died Saturday, May 29, 2004, in Memphis, Tenn.
She was a native of Idabel, Okla., daughter of the late Percy O. and Mary Frances Holman of the Forest Grove Community in McCurtain County, Okla., widow of Alvin E. Howard, 1937 graduate of Idabel High School, former employee of the McCurtain County Hospital, and was a clerk for the U. S. Forest Service. She was instrumental in organizing and also teaching in the first Vacation Bible School held at the Forest Hill Baptist Church in 1944, was a 42-year resident of Waldron where she was a volunteer at Mercy Hospital, member and officer in the Waldron Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal employees, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Waldron and the Golden Rule Sunday School class. She was preceded in death by one sister, Elsie Westbrook, and one brother, Rev. Lawson Holman.
Survivors are one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and James E. Rogers of Memphis, Tenn.; one other son, Glen Howard of Warwick, R. I.; eight grandchildren, Glenna R. Ward of Memphis, Tenn., Michael Rogers of Huntsville, Ala., Sharon Rogers of Fort Smith, Beth Howard of Clarksville, John Howard of Russellville, Keely West of Norman, Okla., Davis Rush of Fort Smith and Audrey Howard of Tahlequah, Okla.; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at the Forest Hill Baptist Church in the Forest Grove Community with Chaplain (COL) James E. Rogers, U. S. Army retired, officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Norwood-Coffey-Leonard Funeral Home of Idabel, Okla.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons International or the Forest Hill Cemetery
Fund, c/o Wayne Clardy, Route 3, Idabel, OK 74745.
Betty June Pitts
Betty June Pitts, 74, of Clarksville died Tuesday, May 25, 2004.
She was a member of Woodland Baptist Church, cook, and daughter of the late Charles Vaden and Myrtle Hutchins Overbey.
Survivors include her husband, Harold H. Pitts; three daughters, Betty Hays of Mesa, Ariz., Wanda Stutzman of Cloudland, Ga., and Jennifer Dunn of Hot Springs; two sons, Wayne Pitts of Knoxville and Dean Pitts of Van Buren; one sister, Magdalene Kirkpatrick of Knoxville; two brothers, Charles Overbey of Berea, Calif., and John Overbey of Knoxville; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, May 28, at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev. Michael Sawyer officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery.
Pallbearers were David Gilliam, Mark Nowotny, Gene Faulkner, Ken Childers, Dutch Houston, Walter Nowotny, and Jerry Scoggins.
Clara S. Wilkins
Funeral for Clara Selma Wilkins, 88, of Russellville, who died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at her home, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at St. John's Lutheran Church with Rev. Darrell Kobs officiating.
Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery
at Lutherville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Bobo, Arno Droske, Carl Frederking, James Henning, Elvin Drittler, and Leo Knoernschild.
She was a native of the Lutherville Community, daughter of the late Fred and Selma Hentschel Bangert, member of St. John's Lutheran Church, and was preceded in death by one grandson, Andrew Greene Carroll III, one sister, Linda Hall, and three brothers, Fred Bangert III, Carl Bangert, and Eugene Bangert.
Survivors include her husband, James Clifford Wilkins; two sons, Carl Wilson and Andy Carroll II, both of Texas; two daughters, Carolyn Cureton of Texas and Helen Sadler of San Francisco, Calif.; two sisters, Helen Lofgren of Texas and Selma Limerick of Russellville; four grandchildren, Kendra Johns, Kenneth Cureton, Stuart Cureton and Sarah Magee, all of Texas; and four great-grandchildren, Derek Johns, Karly Johns, Kory Cureton and Adam Cureton, all of Texas.
Luster R. Myers
Luster Richard Myers, 88, of Mayfield died Friday, May 28, 2004, at Mercy Hospital/Turner Memorial in Ozark.
He was a son of the late Oren and Verna Kiser Myers, native of Calico Rock, Marine veteran of World War II, and a federal employee.
He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Phillip Truman Jacobs of Clarksville; one son, Richard Dale Myers of Little Rock; one brother, Raymond Myers of Springfield, Mo.; and three grandchildren, Todd Jacobs of Fayetteville, Brad Jacobs of Tulsa, Okla., and Matt Myers of North Little Rock.
Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 29, at Oakland Cemetery
in Clarksville with Rev. Steve Wingo officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hardwicke Funeral Home.