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Pierre Chambers

Mr. Pierre E. Chambers, 102, of Clinton, Ark., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. He was born Sept. 30, 1911, in Edinburg, Ind., to Louis O. and Mary Ethel (Swift) Chambers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis O. and Mary E. (Swift) Chambers; stepmother, Minnie Harrod; wife, Norma J. Saunders. He is survived by his daughter, Mary E. Porter of Clinton, Ark.; granddaughter Barbara Porter and husband Randy of Shirley, Ark.; grandson Mike Porter of Sheridan, Ark.; grandson Martin Porter and wife Lisa of Rogers, Ark., grandson Mark Porter of Clinton, Ark.; 14 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; stepsister Doris Z. Chambers of Newcastle, Ind.; and stepbrother Don Chambers of Newcastle, Ind.; and many close friends.

Pallbearers: Mickey Parish, Doug Davidson, Mike Snowden, Ron Spankuck, Jeff Hall, and Wilburn Weaver.

Honorary Pallbearers: David Clark and Manuel Bixler.

Visitation was Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Clinton, Ark. Funeral service was 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at First Baptist Church, Clinton, Ark., with Pastor Faron Grayson Rogers officiating. Burial was in Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery, Edgemont, Ark. Donations can be made to: First Baptist Church Missions Fund P.O. Box 1340 Clinton, AR 72031. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Arlene Stobaugh

Arlene Bowling Stobaugh, age 91, of Little Rock passed away Dec. 27, 2013. She was born in Formosa, Ark., in 1922 to the late Joe and Sarah Ann Bowling. She retired from the federal government and was a past member of the 6th and Izard Church of Christ before joining the Geyer Springs Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell D. Stobaugh; her brothers, Orville, Ogle, Will and Hayes; her sisters, Georgia, Esther, Ethrel, Sula, Penzil, and her twin sister Olene. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Ruebel Funeral Home followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. in the Ruebel Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Dale Brown. Burial was at Huie Cemetery in Clinton, Ark. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.

Leslie Pilkington

Leslie Jan Pilkington, 62, of Clinton, Ark., passed away Jan. 4, 2014. Born Feb. 4, 1951, to the late Fred and Ruth Hughes Younts in Little Rock, she was a CNA at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla., before moving to Clinton, and was active in Pee Dee Baptist and Corner Stone Baptist churches. Her favorite things to do were caring for her children and talking to her family, which she did daily.

Leslie is survived by her children, Matthew Bevans and Stacey of Little Rock, Mark Pilkington of Clinton and Paige Pilkington of Tampa, Fla. Leslie is also survived by a sister, Scarlet Knipper of Little Rock, and grandchildren, Emily Pilkington, Haley Thorton and Bailey Bevans, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service was held for Leslie at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Pee Dee Baptist Church, with Brother Kyle Blanton, Brother Nathan Woodmansee, and Brother Mark Pilkington officiating. Services were entrusted to Clinton Funeral Service. Sign Leslie Pilkington’s Book of Memories at www.clintonfuneralservice.com.

Mark Harris

Mark Andrew Harris, 55, of Clinton went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Mark was born on Oct. 8, 1958, to the late John S. Harris Jr. and Alma Lee Stillman McAdams in Norman, Okla. By trade Mr. Harris was a broker for his trucking company but his love was for the outdoors. An avid outdoorsman, Mark’s hobbies included hunting, fishing and spending time with his friends.

Mr. Harris is survived by his wife, Tonya Harris of the home; three sons, Andrew N. Harris of Perryville, Daniel J. Harris of Little Rock and Colby D. Harris of Clinton. Also surviving are his brother, John S. Harris of Springdale; sisters and brothers-in-law Kim and Steve Huggins and Debbie and Jeff Gray, both of Clinton; grandmother Alma Gathright; and stepmother Betty Harris Dennis. Many aunts, uncles, and friends also survive.

Family received friends Monday at Clinton Funeral Service. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday at PeeDee Baptist Church with Brother Kyle Blanton officiating. Interment was at PeeDee Cemetery in Clinton. Family wishes that memorials be made to the Van Buren County Animal Shelter. Services entrusted to Clinton Funeral Service. Please sign Mark’s Book of Memories at www.clintonfuneralservice.com.

Barbara Howard

Barbara Ann Howard, 70, of Vilonia, born Oct. 27, 1942, passed away on Dec. 31, 2013.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Donel Holland and John Howard; parents, Claude and Audrey Cossey; son, Greg Holland. Barbara is survived by children Beverly (Roger) Rackley, Kenneth (Janet) Holland, Donna (Rick) Riddle, and Jason (Sara) Howard; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings, Diane (Kenneth) Hutto, James (Sandra) Cossey, Rickey (Valerie) Cossey, Dennis (Sandra) Cossey, Gary Cossey, and David (Angela) Cossey; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

She was loved by all.

To sign her guestbook, please visit www.arkansasfuneralcare.com. Arrangements made by Arkansas Funeral Care.

Michael Cross

Michael “Mike” Lewis Cross, 54, of Clinton, Ark., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Arkansas Hospice St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. He was born Dec. 28, 1958, in Los Angeles, Calif., to the late William “Son” and Willene “Billie” (Smith) Cross. He was a devoted husband and father who was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need; a friend to many and loved by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Terry Cross. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Kelly (Emerson) Cross of the home; son Michael Cross of Russellville, Ark.; son Dustin Cross of the home; sister Sheila Willcutt and husband Robert of Atkins, Ark.; brother David Cross and wife Mary of Bartlesville, Okla.; brother Donnie Cross of Russellville; mother-in-law Judy Opitz of Russellville, Ark.; brother-in-law Robert Emerson of Russellville; extended family and close family friends.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Arkansas Funeral Care of Jacksonville, Ark.

Annetta Sheils

Annetta Sheils, 69, of Clinton passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at her home. Born April 10, 1944, in Harmony Mountain to the late Jack Neal and Rosa Lee Sisson, Mrs. Sheils was a Quality Control supervisor for Kirkwood Industries. One thing that was close to her heart was her church, Culpepper Community Church, where she attended.

Annetta is survived by her husband, Bruce Sheils of the home, and many other family members and friends.

A memorial service was held at the Culpepper Community Church on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, during the morning worship service at 11 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to Clinton Funeral Service. Please sign Annetta’s Book of Memories at www.clintonfuneralservice.com.

Michael Lind

Michael S. Lind, 55, of Shirley, Ark., passed from this life Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. He was born Feb. 10, 1958, in Little Rock, Ark., to Billy Gene and Shirley Ann (Pounders) Lind.

Michael loved fishing with his wife and son. He was the best at crafting just about anything with his hands. Especially he liked building things for his mother and wife.

He is preceded in death by his father, Bill Lind, grandparents, Celeste Pounders and Harold Pounders, and Opal Lind. He is survived by his wife, Vicky Darlene (Watkins) Lind of Shirley, Ark.; son Josh Addison Lind of Shirley, Ark.; stepson Joseph Dabbs of Heber Springs, Ark.; mother Shirley Lind; sister Cindy Hasty; brother Kevin Lind; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Celebration of Life Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Ark. Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Ark. Online guest book: ww.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to Simmons First National Bank Memorial Fund P.O. Box 789 Clinton, AR 72031 in honor of Michael Lind.

Winnie Mohr

Winnie Sue Mohr, 81 of Clinton, passed away Dec. 30, 2013, in Clinton, Ark. She was born Oct. 28, 1932, in Hattieville, Ark., to Elsie and Annie Johnston.

Growing up on a farm near Lanty, Ark., she attended Wonderview High School, played on the basketball team and graduated in 1950. Sue captured her sweetheart Bradley Quincy Mohr and they married during her senior year, a union lasting over 63 years.

Sue was a noted horticulturist and a member of the Iris Garden Club. She was the founder of the Ozark chapter of the American Rhododendron Society, winning a national Bronze medal for her garden comprising 25 varieties of rhododendrons, dozens of Japanese maple species and other exotic flowering plants. Hundreds of visitors toured the garden during springtime.

She loved traveling with her husband to the national parks and visited all 50 states. She was a sports fanatic and an avid nature buff. A devote Christian and proud supporter of the Clinton First United Methodist Church, Sue was a loving companion to her husband and a caring mother with firm resolve and generous spirit. Her life was an example of sacrifice, love and compassion that will be missed but never forgotten.

Sue is preceded in death by her parents, Elsie and Annie; and her brother, Sidney Johnston. She is survived by her husband, Bradley; sons Brad and Mark; daughter Ida Holt; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Hospice and the Ozark Health Nursing Home for their support in her final days. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Memorial Garden Fund, Clinton First United Methodist Church.

Memorial service was 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Clinton First United Methodist Church with Rev. George Odell officiating. A private burial followed at Huie Cemetery. Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Ark. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Lee Daniel

Lee Roy Daniel, 81, of Clinton, Ark., died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. He was born Jan. 19, 1932, in Reydon, Okla., to the late John and Nora Daniel.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Gereta Watts Daniel; children Jacqueta (James) Eimer of Claremore, Okla., Sharon (Smoky) Henson of Winslow, Ark., Ricky Lee (Dena) Daniel of Augusta, Ark., Billy Joe (Sue) Daniel of Fayetteville, Ark., Johnny (Dawanna) Daniel of Chelsia, Okla.; three sisters, Lillie Brown of Twin Falls, Idaho, Peggy Merkenson of Black Fort, Idaho, and Mildred Curtis of Grand Cooley, Wash.; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank Daniel, Robert Daniel, and Harold Daniel; one granddaughter, Angela Daniel; two sons, Loy Don Daniel and Robert Franklin Daniel.

Pallbearers: Heath Daniel, Kevin Daniel, Ron Crynes, Michael Upshaw, Carl Leroy Upshaw, and Eric Collins.

Funeral service was 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Faith Baptist Church, Dennard, Ark., with Pastor Tommy Jolly officiating. Interment was at Dennard Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to: The Dennard Cemetery Fund P.O. Box 21 Dennard, AR. 72629. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Ark. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Della Ford

Della Louise Ford, 49, of Bee Branch, passed away Jan. 3, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Walter Ames and Betty Colleen Thompson Ames. She was a homemaker.

Della is survived by her husband, Joel Ford, of the home as well as many sisters and brothers.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Services entrusted to Clinton Funeral Service. Please view Della’s Book of Memories at www.clintonfuneralservice.com.

Lola Donaldson

Lola Alverna Donaldson, 92, of Scotland, Ark., passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Riverchase Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 16, 1921, in Berwick, Pa., to the late William Raymond and Iva Ethel (Bower) Ertwine.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband William Thomas Donaldson Jr.; son Daryl Ivan Donaldson; four sisters, Joyce Lowery, Annetta De Priest, Doris Wagner and Florene Miles; two brothers, Doyle Ertwine and Melvin Ertwine. She is survived by her two sons, William T. Donaldson III and wife Yvonne of Scotland, Ark., and Arthur Donaldson and wife Karen of Monticello, Ark.; daughter Sharron Chesley and husband Michael of Albertville, Ala.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many close friends.

Pallbearers: Carl Black, Clint Black, Darrell Black, Cody Donaldson, William Donaldson and Matt Griffey.

Honorary Pallbearers: Tristen Treece, Shawn Sweeney and Matthew Black.

Visitation was Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Ark. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Scotland, Ark. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

William Ferguson

William Sparlin Ferguson, 88, of Clinton, Ark., passed away Jan. 4, 2014. He was born on May 19, 1925, in Marshall, Ark., to James Elisha and Dortha Elfa (Ruff) Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. During that time, he was involved in several major naval battles including Leyte, Lindgagen Gulf, and Okinawa. He graduated from the University of Arkansas, where he learned to love the Razorbacks. He retired from the Farmers Home Administration as a county supervisor after 35 years of service.

Mr. Ferguson was a faithful servant of God as a Sunday School teacher, deacon and trustee of the First Baptist Church in Clinton. Mr. Ferguson served for 10 years on the Board of Directors of the Van Buren County Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home. He was a devoted and amazing husband and the best dad and grandparent a person could ask for. Mr. Ferguson was loved and admired by all who knew him for his warm and kind personality.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Donna (Smith) Ferguson of Clinton; daughter Sharon (Ferguson) Wieser and husband Kevin of Bryant, Ark.; son Stephen W. Ferguson and wife Dianna of Mount Pleasant, Texas; grandchildren Jay and Beth Wieser of Fort Worth, Texas, Heather Hines of Dallas, Texas, Jamie and Kyle Cook of Rogers, Ark., Jill and Derek Franklin of Maumelle, Ark., and Will Ferguson of Mount Pleasant, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Sloan, Allie Beth, Elijah, Collins and Luke; one sister, Elda Steen of Chesterton, Ind.; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Elfa Ferguson; sister Hilda Daniel; brothers David Ferguson, Vance Ferguson, and Lee Ferguson.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Ozark Health Nursing Home South for the loving care and encouragement they provided Mr. Ferguson.

Pallbearers: Jay Wieser, Kyle Cook, Derek Franklin, Will Ferguson, Mike Banks, and Kenneth Ferguson.

Honorary Pallbearers: Nephews of Bill Ferguson and The Men of First Baptist Church.

Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Ark. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Clinton, Ark., with Pastor Faron Rogers, Stephen Ferguson, Jay Wieser, and Paul Rhoda officiating. United States Navy Military Honors will be presented at the church at the end of the service. Burial will follow in Clinton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church College Fund, P.O. Box 1340 Clinton, AR 72031. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Ark. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Death Notices

Hollis Ray McEntire 88, of Chimes Community, Ark., died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

Dewain Miller, 90, of Dennard, Ark., died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

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