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From: Rita DonCarlos <>
Subject: ARCLAY Obits from the Clay County Courier.......................
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 21:43:22 -0800 (PST)

Recent obits taken from the Clay County Courier,
Corning, Clay County, Arkansas.


Glenn KNOWLTON was born in Success January 14, 1942 to
Gertie Elmer and Pearlee WISDOM KNOWLTON. He died
Tuesday, January 9, 2007 in wichita, Kansas. He was
64. He was a Boeing Aircraft reliability engineer of
Wichita, Kansas.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Leoma REID
KNOWLTON; two daughters, Tammy and Pamela KNOWLTON,
all of Wichita, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers,
Junior, Cratis and Norman KNOWLTON all of Success,
Carl KNOWLTON, Conway, Buren KNOWLTON, Doniphan, MO
and Robert "Bob" KNOWLTON, Ocala, Florida.
Memorial services were held in Wichita, Kansas.
Funeral servces were in Machesney Park, Illinois,
January 16, 2007 under the direction of Sunset Funeral


Mrs. Mary TOLER HARPER, Peach Orchard, was born in
Peach Orchard to Gay and Mabel MARTIN TOLER, October
4, 1916 and died Tuesday morning, January 23, 2007 in
Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. She was 90.
Mrs. HARPER, former mayor of Peach Orchard for 12
years, was retired from the Missouri Pacific Railroad.
She was a member of Peach Orchard Methodist Church and
Worthy Matron of the Peach Orchard Chapter 595 Order
of the Eastern Star in 1967.
She loved researching history of her family and the
city of Peach Orchard.
Mrs. HARPER is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann
SMITH (nee LANDERS) and son -in-law Dan SMITH, St.
Louis, MO; granddaughters Cassandra SMTIH-FIELDS and
Donna BRANDT (nee SMITH); six great grandchildren,
Amanda, Michael, Zach and Jessica BRANDT and Rose and
William FIELDS and brothers John TOLER, Little Rock
and Glenn TOLER, Vilonia.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one
grandson, Wayne SMITH; three brothers, Carl, Eldon and
Melvon TOLER; and her husband Abert LANDERS in 1957.
Services will be Saturday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m. in
the chapel of Ermert Funeral Home with Rev. Glen TOLER
officiating. Burial in Corning Cemetery.
Visitation will begin Saturday at 12:00 noon in the
chapel until time for services under the direction of
Ermert Funeral Home.


Herbert HARTWIG, Success, died Saturday, January 20,
2007 in Oakdale Care Center, Poplar Bluff. He was born
in Success to Ernest and Bertha SCHMIDT HARTWIG July
3, 1909. He was 97.
A farmer he married Norean HARTWIG December 16, 1931.
She preceded him in death June 20, 1990.
Survivors are one daughter, Wyona AINLEY, Paragould;
two sons, Norman HARTWIG, Corning and Larry HARTWIG,
Success; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and
3 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, 11
brothers and sisters.
Graveside services in Williams Cemetery Monday,
Januarty 22, 2007 with Rev. Billy SNOW officiating.
Burial under the direction of Ermert Funeral Home.


Norman Ray POTTER, a resident of Neelyville, was botn
in Poplar Bluff, September 18, 1940 to Taft and Minnie
COUCH POTTER. He died in his home Tuesday, January 16,
2007. He was 66.
A driver for Sullivan Farms Trucking, he married the
former Ruth MILLER September 10, 1960 in Harviell. His
hobbies were hunting, enjoying work and being with
Survivors include his wife, Ruth of the home; one son,
Jeffrey Norman POTTER, Troy, MO; one sister, Loretta
RATLIFF, Potosi, MO; three grandchildren, Dusti,
Stephany and Cynder; one great-grandchild, Logan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother,
Charlie POTTER.
Services Saturday, January 20, 2007 in Fowler Sullivan
Memorial Chapel with Ray VANDOVER officiating. Burial
in Black Creek Cemetery under the direction of
Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel, Neelyville.


Wayland TAYLOR, Corning, was born in Maynard to Dewey
and Essie PRIDE TAYLOR, July 12, 1943. He died in St.
Bernard's Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro Thursday,
January 18, 2007. He was 63.
A retired firefighter with 20 years of service to
Corning Volunteer Fire Department, he was a mechanic
by trade and enjoyed stock car racing and coon and
deer hunting. He was affiliated with Grace Missionary
Baptist Church.
January 6, 1962 he married Jeri Lucille RUSH TAYLOR
and she survives.
Other survivors are one son, David TAYLOR, Corning;
two daughters, Deborah BOSHEARS and Carla STORMES; six
grandchildren, Leslye, Shenna, LaTasha, Amber, Sara
and Ricky; three great-grandchildren, Rannon, Baleigh
and Caleb; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers,
Alvin "Buck" TAYLOR and Hubert TAYLOR; two sisters,
Christine YANCEY and Maudie CATO.
Services Sunday, January 21, 2007 in Ermert Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Dough BURCH officiating. Burial
in Corning Cemetery under the directoin of Ermert
Funeral Home.


Lorene WHITE was born in Corning March 22, 1917 to Guy
and Phoebe WEAVER ROBINS. She died in The Meadows
Health and Rehab Friday, January 19, 2007. She was 89.
Affiliated with Corning Church of Christ, she married
Delmar Harmon WHITE May 4, 1935. He preceded her in
death April 5, 2001. They were married 65 years.
Survivors include one daughter Margaret (Danny)
STAGGS, Corning; two brothers, Harry ROBINS, Rockford,
ILL and Carl ROBINS, Corning; one sister Kathern
CANTWELL, Rockford, ILL; three grandchildren, Danny
(April) STAGGS, Kevin (Heather) STAGGS and Michelle
STAGGS; two great-grandchildren Joey STAGGS and
Addison STAGGS; many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one
brother, Ted ROBINS; three sisters, Melsant CANTWELL,
Martha OLSON and Bernice DEVENTI.
Funeral services Monday, January 22, 2007 in Ermert
Funeral Home with Kippy WOODS officiating. Burial in
Cantwell Cemetery, Corning under the direction of
Ermert Funeral Home.


Dannie BOOTH, Rockford, ILL was born in New Hope to
Olen Melton and Mary Louise ROGERS BOOTH. He died in
Rockford, ILL Wednesday, January 17, 2007. He was 67.
He was a construction worker.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy, Rockford, ILL;
three sons, Del Robert BOOTH, Houston, TX, Dannie Ray
BOOTH and Justin BOOTH both of Rockford, ILL; one
daughter, amanda Diane BOOTH, Rockford, ILL;
brothers, James Ray BOOTH, Oakland MS, William E.
BOOTH, Southaven MS, Gary BOOTH, Nesbit, MS, Kenneth
L. BOOTH, Byhalia, MS, Ronnie NIDEVER, Corning, Robert
BOOTH, Memphis, TN; two sisters, Carol Ann PHARIS and
Wanda GAil INGRAM both of Rockford, ILL.
He was preceded in death by his parents Olen and Mary
BOOTH; twin brother, Donnie BOOTH; two sisters, Sharon
Gail RIEFFER and Shirley Katheryn SMITH.
Graveside services Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at Bond
Cemetery, Knobel with Rev. Billy SNOW officiating.
Burial under the direction of Ermert Funeral Home,


Homer Lee WILLIAMS, Piggott, died Saturday, January
20, 2007 in St. Bernard's Medical Center, Jonesboro.
He was the son of David Lee and Minnie Rose "Earl"
A mechanic and car dealer for many years, he was of
the Pentecostal faith. November 17, 1942, he married
Viola May HARPER in Steele, MO. She preceded him in
Survivors are seven daughters, Tina WOODY, Machesney
Park, ILL, Clara REED, Rockford, ILL, Verna ROBBINS,
Jonesboro, Rosetta SHORT, New Milford, ILL, Phyllis
CRAWFORD, Piggott, Darla NAGY, Steele, MO, Vicki
SHRUM, PIGGOTT; one son, Wendell WILLIAMS, McDougal;
one brother-in-law Sidney HUNT; 17 grandchildren, 27
great-grandchildren; special friend Ruby BRATCHER,
Piggott and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and two
sisters, Beulah HUNT and Mayloa UTLEY.
Services Tuesday, January 23, 2007 in Irby Funeral
Home Chapel, Piggott with Shelly ELKINS officiating.
Burial in New Hope Cemetery at Pollard under the
directon of Irby Funeral Home.
Pallbearers, Lonnie BURGESS, Kevin BLUME, Ryan BLUME,
Steve ANDERSON, Kevin BLUME,Jr and Jimmy YOUMANS.


Nan HALL, Peach Orchard, was born in Forrest City
March 16, 1956, daughter of Arnold and Nancy PYBUS
VERHOEVEN. She died in her home Thursday, January 18,
2007. She was 50.
A school teacher in third, fifth and six grades in
Knobel, Greene County Tech and Delaplaine schools, she
was president of Delta Kappa Gamma and of Church of
Christ belief.
She is survived by her husband Keith HALL of the home;
two daughter, Ashle (First Lieutenant Tim) DEAN, Peach
Orchard, Tiphany HALL, West Palm Beach, FL; parents
Arnold and Nancy VERHOEVEN, Salesville; two brothers
Raymond VERHOEVEN, Searcy, George VERHOEVEN, Wynne;
granddaughter Evelyn Clair DEAN.
Services Tuesday, January 23, 2007 in Heath Colonial
Chapel with Phil EAKER and Rudy DILLARD officiating.
Burial in Greene County Memorial Gardens under the
direction of Heath Funeral Home, Paragould.
Pallbearers: Mark GRAHAM, Michael HAMPTON, Trey HALL,
pallbearers, Joe Ed SMITH, T.H. SCHIMMING, Bobby Joe
Memorials may be sent to Nan HALL Scholarship Fund,
c/o Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Epsilon Chapter, 403 N.
12th, Paragould, 72450.


Gerri Denise JOHNSON, Corning, was born in Piggott to
Franklin Neal and Geneva Lavern (Utley) GREEN, January
25, 1970. She died in her home February 6, 2007. She
was 37.
A homemaker and affiliated with Success Church of
Christ, she married Eric Glenn JOHNSON, January 16,
1988. He survives.
Other survivors include one daughter Erica BYES,
Corning; father and step-mother Frank and Alta GREEN,
Piggott; four brothers, Sonny REEVES and Larky REEVES
both of Arkadelphia, Randy REEEVES, St. Louis and Tim
GREEN, Malden, MO; five sisters, Jeanie BOX,
Batesville, Terri MONETTE, Canton, ILL, Debby
DAVIDSON, Horn Lake, MS, Tina ROGERS, Biggers and
Kathy GARDNER, Jonesboro.
She was preceded in death by her mother Geneva GREEN
and one sister Rhonda REEVES.
Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 8 from 6:00 until
8:00 p.m. in Ermert Funeral Home. Services Friday,
February 9, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in Ermert Funeral Home
Chapel with Bruce McGREW officiating. Burial in
Richwoods Cemetery under the direction of Ermert
Funeral Home.


Geraldine TAYLOR was born Dec. 2, 1924 in Success to
Bing and Nora PRINGLE VERDIER. She died in Poplar
Bluff Regional Medical Center Feb. 2, 2007. She was
A member of Palatka Church of Christ, she married Bud
TAYLOR, July 10, 1942. He survives.
Other survivors include one son Johnnie (Mary) TAYLOR,
Success; one daughter Connie (Billy) RICHMOND,
Success; two sisters, Leoma OWENS, Poplar Bluff and
Thelma COUNTS, Lebanon, MO; two grandsons, Clay
(Nicole) TAYLOR and Travis (Jamie) RICHMOND; 6
great-grandchildren, Brook, Ally and Maddy TAYLOR and
Katelyn, Dylan and Jared RICHMOND.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother,
Roy VERDIER; one sister, Elva REEVES; two
grandchildren, Charay RICHMOND (Jan. 1, 1998) and Mark
TAYLOR (Nov. 26, 2006).
Funeral services Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007 in Ermert
Funeral Home Chapel.Burial in Black's Cemetery under
the direction of Ermert Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Paragould Children's Home.


Vernon Lee MITCHELL was born in Poplar Bluff, MO,
August 12, 1951 to Floyd Vernon and Marjorie (SWIFT)
MITCHELL. He died in Little Rock Sunday, January 28,
2007. He was 55.
He attended Success school and graduated high school
in Little Rock. A member of Army National Guard, he
worked with Pulaski County School District for 26
years as Student Nutrition Bakery District General
Manager. He battled cancer for about two years.
Survivors include his parents of North Little Rock;
one sister, Patty (Kenneth) BAIN, Vilonia; one
brother, Ronnie Dale MITCHELL, North Little Rock; two
daughters, Shannon (James) McBROOM, Pocahontas and
Natalie (Gary) ADAMS, Corning; 8 grandchildren; 2
nieces; 1 nephew and two special friends, Michael
HARVEY, Cabot and Connie ADAMS, Little Rock.
He was the nephew of Melvin (Jack) MITCHELL, Corning,
wilma Joyce STEELE, Success, Earl SWIFT, Doniphan and
Jewell LANE, Sun City, AZ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. James S. MITCHELL, Success and Mr. and
Mrs. Jessie SWIFT, Doniphan, MO.
Funeral services Saturday, Feb. 3 in Moore's Funeral
Home Chapel, Jacksonville with Rev. Dale SCOTT
officiating. Burial in Vilonia Cemetery.


Tolbert Eudell RUSSELL, Trumann, died Thursday,
February 1, 2006 in NEA Medical Center, Jonesboro. He
was 50.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia RUSSELL, Trumann;
two sons, Scott ADAMS, Searcy and Tim ADAMS, St.
Louis, MO; one daughter, Brandi McGUIRE, Tyronza;
three sisters, Norma WILCOX and Kathy BUCHANAN, both
of McDougal and Bonnie LIVINGSTON, Rector; 6
grandchildren, Josh ADAMS, Zach ADAMS, Dustin SISCO,
Loni MASON, Evan McGUIRE and Ethan McGUIRE.
Funeral services Monday February 5, 2006 in Murphy
Funeral Home, Marked Tree, with Ron LOVINS
officiating. Burial in Mars Hill Cemetery near

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