Clara Mae Presley Gooden, 95, of Clinton, Ark., passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. She was born Aug. 23, 1918, in Cleveland, Ark., to the late Amos V. and Ora E. (Koone) Presley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Clomer R. Gooden; and sisters Winnie Faye Presley and Mary K. Presley Murphy.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Gooden Harris Kay; grandson Loren Harris (Cyndy); sisters Hilda Presley Lovell and Wilma Presley Evans; great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Mrs. Gooden lived most of her life in Damascus, Ark., residing in Clinton, Ark., in later years. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She was active with the Birthday Club and the Order of Eastern Star. Professionally she worked many years as the office manager through various ownerships of the local poultry processing plant.
Honorary Pallbearers: Joe Lee, Loren Harris, Charles Murphy, Roy Lovell, Robert Evans, Paul Jones, Ron Black, Joe T. Rodgers, Rod Davis, and Roger Hooper.
Visitation was Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Ark. Graveside service and burial were 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Martinville Cemetery, Damascus, Ark., with Joe T. Rodgers officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Martinville Cemetery Trust, c/o Emily Hill, 386 Highway 124 West, Damascus, AR, or to a favorite charity. Arrangements under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
Mrs. Willie D. Bowling Brown Moore, 84, left this world Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. She was born and raised in the Culpepper Mountain Community near Clinton, Ark. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. Willie retired from Southwestern Bell (AT&T) after 30 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Brown and W.R. Moore; her beloved son Mark Brown; her parents, William Fred and Dovie (Nicholson) Bowling; five brothers; and two sisters.
Willie is survived by her loving daughter, Leasa (Carl) Herndon of Heber Springs, Ark.; three grandsons, John Herndon (Jenny) of Atlanta, Ga., Timothy Brown (Torie) of Portland, Ore., and Matthew Brown of Cabot, Ark. She also has three great-grandchildren and many nephews, nieces and friends.
She enjoyed caring for other people, especially her family, and sharing memories of by-gone days. She is the last surviving child of Fred and Dovie Bowling. Her bond with our family will be so greatly missed.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Arkansas Hospice for all their care and support. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Thursday at Culpepper Church of Christ in Clinton, Ark. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. at the church following the visitation. Bro. Ed Baker will officiate. Burial will be in the Culpepper Community Cemetery. Online obituary and guest registry at www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Frances Louise McMichael, 92, of Fairfield Bay, Ark., died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.