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Adrianne Wilbers

Adrianne Bone Wilbers, 54, of Clinton, Ark., passed away Friday, March 28, 2014. She was born March 15, 1960, in Batesville, Ark., to Paul L. and Faye (Shoemaker) Bone.

Adrianne was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her mother, Faye Bone of Clinton, Ark.; her husband Andy Wilbers of the home; son, Charles Wilbers and Susie of Maumelle, Ark.; son, Matthew Wilbers of the home; one brother, Steven Bone and wife Pam of Clinton, Ark.; one granddaughter, Tenley Wilbers of Maumelle; niece Abigail Bone; cousin Judy Fite; and other numerous friends and family members.

Adrianne attended Clinton High School and graduated from Ouachita Baptist University. She was active in the First United Methodist Church of Clinton where she served on the board, taught Sunday School and was a member of the United Methodist Women. Adrianne and her husband operate several local businesses in the Clinton area. She was an active member of the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, serving on the board of directors. Adrianne also served on the Ozark Health Foundation Board and was active in many other community activities.

Pallbearers: Andy Parish, Tracy Prosser, Bob Fite, Tom Copeland, John Hastings III and Ralph Blagg.

Visitation was Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel in Clinton, Ark. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Clinton United Methodist Church with Pastor George Odell officiating. Burial will follow in Clinton Cemetery. Memorial may be made to the Clinton United Methodist Church or to the Ozark Health Foundation. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Ruby Baker

Ruby Grace Underwood Baker, 84, of Clinton, Ark., peacefully went to be with the Lord on March 26, 2014, at Ozark Health Medical Center in Clinton. Ruby was born June 21, 1929, in Scotland, Ark., to the late Ernest H. and Iola Love Underwood.

Ruby attended business school in Little Rock. She later worked as a secretary for the Veterans Assistance Programs established under the G.I. Bill, helping many returning World War II veterans, who were forever grateful for her assistance. After her children were born, Ruby became a full-time homemaker and also a full-time secretary and bookkeeper in the family business, Aaron Baker Construction Company. Ruby loved to play “Rook” with friends and was an excellent card player. Ruby was devoted to her family and demonstrated her love for her children and grandchildren everyday of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Clinton and was also loved by her church family.

Ruby was preceded in death by her beloved husband of more than 50 years, Walter Aaron Baker, and an infant brother, Ernest H. Underwood, Jr. She is survived by two sisters, Wilma Dupree of Little Rock, Ark., and Geralene Johnson and husband Carol of Orofino, Idaho; two sons, Randy Alan Baker and wife Cheryl, and Ronny Aaron Baker and wife Karla; a daughter, Justice Karen Renee Baker and husband David Hogue; four grandsons, Drew Baker, Adam Baker, Evan Hogue and Aaron Hogue; one granddaughter, Emily Hogue; two sisters-in-law, Freda Baker Nichols and husband Darrel Gene of Clinton, Ark., and Yvonne Hall and husband Bill of Moreno Valley, Calif.; a brother-in-law, John William Baker and wife Carlene of Clinton, Ark.; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers: Max Bonds, Steve Nichols, Lance Brown, Don Hensley, Kyle Hensley, and Richard McCormac.

Honorary pallbearers: Bill Baker, Gene Nichols, Terry Cleaver, Carol Johnson, Steve Johnson, Travis Love, and Mike Love.

Visitation was Friday, March 28, 2014, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton. Funeral service was 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at First Baptist Church, Clinton, with Pastor Faron Rogers and Kyle Blanton officiating. Burial was in the Hunter Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Ark. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Martha Folsom

Martha James Tomlinson Folsom, 85, of Hot Springs was received by her eternal home on March 25, 2014. Martha was born May 26, 1928, in Choctaw, Ark., to Lilian Huie and James Tommy Tomlinson.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter Nancy Lynn Moore of Hot Springs; brothers Billy Fred and Louie; and step-brother Roy. Martha is survived by her husband, Sam Folsom; son Richard James of Little Rock; brother Don Tomlinson of Batesville; son-in-law Kim Moore of Hot Springs; granddaughters Hannah, Greta, Rebekah, Abigail, and Emily; and great-granddaughter Alyssa.

Martha had a wonderful and fulfilling career of 42 years at Lake Hamilton High School and was known to many as “Ms. Lake Hamilton.” She dearly loved the staff and students that she served over those many years. Martha was influential in the lives of numerous students and teachers that passed through the school. She loved the children that were under her care, both in the office and on the bus. She loved her garden - planting and sharing with friends. Martha loved her many pets and they loved her. She had so many wonderful qualities that added to the fullness of life for her and others.

A memorial service was held at Lake Hamilton High School Auditorium at 10 a.m. Friday, March 28, with Pastor Jimmy Holland leading the celebration of her life on earth and her new home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kamo’s Kids Foundation or Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Ruth Crabtree

Ruth T. Crabtree of Clinton, Ark., passed away Friday, March 28, 2014. She was born March 5, 1959, in Algiers, La., to Harold Charles and Joeann Patricia (Cox) Torres.

She is survived by her husband of 28 years, John Crabtree of the home; three sons, Craig Folse of Deport, Texas, Shane Crabtree and Jeremiah Crabtree, both of Clinton, Ark.; one daughter, Jessica Crabtree of Clinton, Ark.; four grandchildren, Johnathan, Caitlyn, Tabytha and Eathan Folse of Deport, Texas; four sisters, Karen Irico of Little Rock, Ark., Julie Ford of Harvey, La., Amy Burns of Mandeville, La., and Joel Halapin of Wexford, Pa.; two brothers, David Torres of Bentonville, Ark., and Gary Torres of Prosper, Texas; and many close friends.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Ark. Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Death Notice

Eddie Lee Guffey, 60, of Arlington, Texas, formerly of Shirley, Ark., died March 19, 2014.

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