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William Clark

William Onvia Clark, 90, of Clinton died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. He was born March 8, 1922, in Shirley to the late F.M. and Linda Clark. Bill was a Baptist and served in the Navy during WW II and in the Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frankie, and six siblings. Survivors are a brother and sister.

Funeral was Aug. 27, 2012, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home. Burial was at Bradley Cemetery.

James Maxwell

James R. Maxwell, age 18, passed away May 15, 1975, off the coast of Cambodia, while serving his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam conflict. He was born Feb. 20, 1957, in Memphis, Tenn., a son of William “Lindbergh” and Ula Mae Louise Maxwell.

PFC Maxwell was involved in the Mayaguez Incident in 1975, in which a Marine Corps helicopter was shot down off the coast of Cambodia. After many years of extensive military effort, PFC Maxwell and others remains were located at various times over the past few months.

Current survivors include his brothers, Paul and Gary Maxwell, and sisters Patricia Cates and Janie Estes, all of Center Ridge.

Funeral services with Full Military Honors will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church with Chaplain Dave Mobray officiating. Burial will be at Woolverton Mountain Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday , Aug. 29, at the funeral home. Online guest book: www.harrisfuneralhomes.net

Alex Corning

Alexandra “Alex” Brie Corning, 15, of Morrilton, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. She was born Aug. 27, 1996 in Russellville. She was a 10th-grader at Sacred Heart Catholic School. She was a member of the Jr. Beta Club and People to People Ambassadorship.

Survivors include her father Cecil Corning and wife Susan of Morrilton; mother Stephanie Davis Williams and husband Chris of Bigelow; four sisters, Erin Corning, Jessica Johnson, Jennifer Johnson and Sidney Williams; brother, Austin Williams; grandparents Adelia Corning of Clinton, Glen and Jan Davis of Morrilton; aunts Carol Corning of Clinton, Jean Shertz of Jefferson City, Mo., and Connie Carrington of Russellville; and uncles David Corning of Conway, John Corning of Bee Branch and Terrell Corning of Marionville, Mo. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Jasper Corning and uncles, Ben and Edward Corning.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Harris Chapel, Morrilton. Burial was at Lloyd Cemetery near Bee Branch.

Kermit Jennings

Kermit Jennings died this past Tuesday, Aug. 21 2012, at Ozark Medical Health Center in Clinton, Ark. He was born at England, Ark., on Nov. 11, 1931, the son of Charles Jennings and Marie Williams Jennings who preceded him in death. He was 80 years of age and a resident of Clinton. He was a veteran.

Mr. Jennings is survived by two sons, Charles Jennings of Sheridan, Ill., and Ray Jennings of Clinton, Ark.,, and four daughters, Nina Marie Jennings of Somonauk, Ill., Shearmalien Brewer of Clinton, Lisa Linville of Clinton, and Teresa Ward of Guy, Ark. He is also survived by a sister, June Love of Clinton, 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mr. Jennings was buried Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Huie Cemetery in the Barrens Community of Van Buren County.

Earl Riddick

Earl Ballard Riddick Jr., 77, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in Fayetteville. He was the son of the late Earl B. Riddick and Clara Lou Aron Riddick. He was a member of University Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

He was born Oct. 5, 1934, in Harlingen, Texas, and grew up in Clinton, Ark. After graduating from high school he attended the X-ray technologist training program at the University of Arkansas Medical School and worked for a year in Idabel, Okla. In 1954 he joined the Army for three years obtaining the rank of E-5. He then attended college at ASTC (UCA) in Conway where he graduated with a BS degree in chemistry and mathematics before going to graduate school in at the University of Arkansas Graduate Institute of Technology. He taught chemistry at ASTC for two years then entered medical school at the University of Arkansas Medical Science College. Following graduation he did a residency in Radiology at UAMSC. He retired from Northwest Arkansas Radiology Associates after 17 years and did Locum Tenens for four years before joining the staff at Fayetteville VA Hospital in 1994. He retired from there in 1999.

He was past president of the Washington County Medical Society and of the Washington Counter Cancer Society. He was a diplomat of the American College of Radiology and the American College of Nuclear Medicine. He had an interest in archaeology and for several years was an adjunct associate professor of anthropology at the University of Arkansas. He was a life master in bridge.

In 1964 he was lucky enough to be accepted in marriage by Kathlyn (Kathy) Ramsey. He loved her very much and they had a happy life.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Albert Riddick. He is survived by his wife, Kathlyn Ann Ramsey, and seven godchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at University Baptist Church in Fayetteville with Dr. H.D. McCarty officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Patients Choice Hospice 3277 West Sunset Suite D, Springdale, AR 72762.

To sign the online guest book visit www.nelsonberna.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory of Fayetteville.

Ginger Buller

Virginia “Ginger” Whidden Buller was born Sept. 28, 1920, in California. She passed away on Aug. 17 at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, Wyo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Buller; her parents; a brother Jack; and a sister Betty. She is survived by three children, Linda, David and Christine; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

After Lyle retired from Pacific Bell Telephone Co. and Ginger sold her beauty salon in Palmdale, Calif., the couple moved to acreage near Clinton, in the Alread area. While there, the couple made many friends. She will be remembered by many with her vegetable and flower gardens. Schraeders Funeral Home in Cheyenne was in charge of cremation arrangements.

Death Notices

Betty Margaret Patterson Smith, 85, of Clinton died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Roller-McNutt Chapel, Clinton.

Zach “Doc” Coleman, 83, of Dennard, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.

Etta Emerson, 97, of Quitman, formerly of Alread, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.

Memorial

A memorial service honoring the life of Galen Watts, formerly of Clinton and Dennard, will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at the Dennard Faith Baptist Church.

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