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Danny Pistole

Danny Wayne “Bopis” Pistole, 62, of Clinton, Ark., went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. He was born June 8, 1950, in Morrilton, Ark., to the late Virgil and Loda (Lemings) Pistole. Danny was also preceded in death by his sister, June Anne Puckette.

Danny was a self-employed barber since 1972. He was a pilot and flight instructor. Flying was his passion and teaching student pilots gave him one of his greatest pleasures. Danny flew 5570.2 hours as the pilot in command, 3509.0 of those were as a flight instructor. When Danny wasn’t flying he enjoyed long walks on the Pistole place, laughing, making others laugh, and spending time with his family.

Danny is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Donna Ferrel Pistole; son Jeffery Pistole and his wife, Maria; and daughter Jennifer Fleming and husband Greg. He has five grandchildren, Julia, Zackery, Shelby and Sam Pistole, and Katie Grace Fleming, who love him very much. He will also be missed by his in-laws Karen and Donny Sanders, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. May 13, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Clinton, Ark., with Rev. Ester Bass officiating. Interment was at Pee Dee Cemetery immediately following the service.

Pallbearers were Trevor Dawson, Will Dawson, Jay Powell, Ken Sowers, JF Williams and Elton Wyborny. Honorary pallbearers were Jeffery Pistole, Gregory Fleming, Zackery Pistole, Shelby Pistole, Sam Pistole, Ed Jones and Scott Jones.

Royce Johnson, Grady Keith, Dave Gailey and Harvey Swift performed a lost pilot flyover maneuver.

Arrangements were handled by the Arkansas Funeral Care & Crematory.

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Danny Wayne Pistole, 62, años, de Clinton, Ark., fue para estar con el Señor, el martes, el 7 de mayo de 2013. Nació el 08 de junio de 1950 en Morrilton, AR al fallecido Virgil y Loda (Lemings) Pistole. Danny también fue precedido en la muerte por su hermana, June Anne Puckette.

Danny está sobrevivida de su amada esposa de 44 años, Donna Ferrel Pistole, hijo Jeffery Pistole y su esposa María y su hija Jennifer y su esposo Greg Fleming. Tiene cinco nietos, Julia, Zackery, Shelby y Sam Pistole, y Katie Grace Fleming, que lo quieren mucho. También será extrañado por sus cuñados Donny y Karen Sanders y muchos primos, sobrinos y amigos.

Los servicios fúnebres empieza a las 2:00 de la tarde el 13 de mayo de 2013 en First Baptist Church de Clinton, AR con el reverendo Ester Bass dirigiendo. El entierro está en el Cementerio de Pee Dee inmediatamente después del servicio.

Roger Linn

Roger Dale Linn 66, of Clinton, Ark., passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013. He was born Dec. 29, 1946, at Bee Branch, Ark., to the late Dois Ancil and Wilma Audrey (Rogers) Linn.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Barks Linn; two sons, Ramey Linn and wife Rebecca of Western Grove, Ark., Darian Linn of Clinton; one granddaughter, Audrey “Punkin” Linn and her sibling,”Peanut,” due to arrive in January 2014; four brothers, Ancil Linn of Kansas City, Mo., Bill Linn (Bobbie) of Van Buren, Harvie (Dottie) and Tom (Janice) of Clinton; four sisters, Betty Dennis (Don) of Winslow, Donna Johnson (Ron) of Fayetteville, Linda Gardner (Jim) of Fairfield Bay and Rita Brock (Lelan) of Clinton; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Roger was in the Army 1967-69 and served 13 months in Vietnam. He was a service manager at Joe Lee Chevrolet for 30 years and at Terry Gage Chevrolet for 12 years.

Pallbearers: Thomas Barnett, Joe Lefler, Dickie Lefler, Terry Gage, Bill Horton, and Carroll Bradford. Honorary pallbearers: Jim Gardner, Lelan Brock, Don Dennis, and Ron Johnson.

Visitation was May 10, 2013, and funeral service was 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Ark., with Pastor David Holcomb and Larry Loggins officiating. Burial with U.S. Army Military Honors at Colony Cemetery Morganton Community.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Ark. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Lee Hoffman

Lee Von Hoffman Sr., 83, of Clinton, Ark., went to be with the Lord Friday, May 10, 2013. He was born Oct. 9, 1929, in North Little Rock, Ark., to the late Joseph and Nellie (Jones) Hoffman.

He dedicated 22 years of service to the North Little Rock Fire Department. He loved the outdoors, especially camping, But not in regular campgrounds. He loved playing games and especially winning. Loved riding motorcycles, working with cars, wood and making swings. He was the jack of all trades and master of all he set his mind to. We loved everything about him, except his belt :).

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Olivia said that he always took the kids riding on his dozer.

He always took care of his family and helped anyone who needed it. He made the best peanut brittle in the whole wide world and most of all, God was his rock, his compass, his all.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Brenda Lea (Hoffman) Owen; six sisters, Anita Gill, Kitty Ott, Monnie Stevens Beamsderfer, Clara Haney, Evelyn Taylor, and Christine Welsh. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Jo (Bruck) Hoffman; son Lee Von Hoffman Jr.; daughter Susan (Hoffman) Chamberlain; daughter Debora (Hoffman) Milam; daughter Nannette (Hoffman) Dixon; son Gordon Keith Hoffman; daughter Lisa Ann (Hoffman) Riddle; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and many friends.

Pallbearers: Anthony Chamberlain, Jason Chamberlain, Jeremy Hoffman, Patrick Owen, Michael Owen, and Shawn Riddle.

Visitation was Monday, May 13, 2013, and funeral service was 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at First Assembly of God Church, Clinton, Ark., with Pastor Michael Powers officiating. Burial was low at Angora Cemetery, Leslie, Ark. Funeral arrangements under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Ark. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Fred Quattlebaum

Fred K. Quattlebaum, 65, of Wichita, Kansas, formerly of Clinton passed away Thursday, May 10, 2013. He was born Jan. 30, 1948, in Conway, Ark., to Milburn Odell and Macel (McKnight) Quattlebaum.

He is preceded in death by his father, and brother. He is survived by his mother, Macel Quattlebaum of Clinton; two sons, Devin Troy Quattlebaum of Clinton, and Jeremy Kye Quattlebaum of Topeka, Kansas; two nephews and many friends.

Memorial visitation 1 p.m. and memorial service 2 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at Clinton First Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Edwards officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Hershel Lancaster

Hershel Lancaster, 79, of Fairfield Bay, born April 2, 1934, in Fifty Six, Ark., passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013. He graduated from Edmond High School in Edmond, Okla., in 1952. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Hershel also attended Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, and Central State University in Edmond, Okla., graduating in 1961. He taught school in Houston, Texas, then, worked as a computer programmer with Texas Eastern Gas Transmission Company, as well as working in the space program for GE on the Apollo Support Project, then IBM and Arkansas Children’s Colony. Later in life he was an entrepreneur, which included ownership of Lancaster Hardware in Shirley, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Lancaster; mother, Sallie Lancaster; sister Sylvia Reames; and nephew Lance Reames. Hershel is survived by wife JoAnne Lancaster; children — son, Donald Lancaster; daughters, Diana Lancaster and Dale Lancaster; stepchildren, Lee Anne Sones, Sue Corrado, Robert Sones Jr., and Mary Jo Sones; foster children, Annette, Valerie, John, Misty, and John; his sister, Wanda Swanson of Edmond, Okla., and brother, Allen Lancaster of Mountain View, Ark.; grandchildren, Erica Meade, Aaron Wilkins, Krista Lancaster, Karly Williams, Shanon Lancaster, Jessica Anderson, Curtis Nettles, Michael Pelton, Stephen Pelton, Rachel Corrado, Jonathan Luman and Brianna Luman; and great-grandchildren, Lance Layman, Grace Layman, Terra Fuller, Hailey Wilkins, William McKinney, Jaxon Wilkins, Lenora Lancaster, Dylan Sullivan, Ella Williams, Shaylea Lancaster and Noah Pelton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice and Fairfield Bay Animal Shelter. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. To sign his guest book, please visit www.arkansasfuneralcare.com.

Claud Johnson

Claud Johnson, 83, of Bee Branch passed from this life on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Born in Bee Branch, Ark., on Jan. 31, 1930, he was a son of Robert A. and Lilly (Ray) Johnson. Mr. Johnson retired from the U.S. Army. He was also a retired mail carrier in Conway.

Survivors include his wife, June (Mauldin) Johnson; one son; one daughter; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister.

The family requests memorials be made to the Future Farmers of America at South Side High school.

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