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David Craig
January 26, 1950 - July 9, 2011

David L. Craig, 61,of Russellville, went home to be with the Lord on July 9, 2011. David was born January 26, 1950 in Hector, Arkansas to Glen and Kathryn Hallum Craig.

He graduated from Russellville High School in 1968. David served his country as a Navy Corpsman with the 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam. He married Patricia Rachel in 1975. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Joshua and Aaron. David was ordained a Cumberland Presbyterian Minister in October 1979. He graduated from Bethel University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1982. David attended both Memphis Theological Seminary and Louisville Seminary. During David's service to the Lord, he served churches in West Tennessee, West Kentucky, Arkansas, and East Tennessee. Besides serving on numerous Presbyterial committees, David was elected the Moderator of both Memphis Presbytery and East Tennessee Presbytery. While in East Tennessee, David served several years as Chaplain for the Roane County, Tennessee Sheriff's Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, Lytle and Bernice Kinslow Hallum, and Wesley David and Lillie Gertrude Caudle Craig.

David is survived by his wife, Patty of Russellville; two sons, Josh and wife Cindy of Gallatin, TN, and Aaron of Kingston, TN; a granddaughter, Gabrielle Katherine Grace Craig of Knoxville, TN; three half-sisters, Denise Heimbach, Debbie Trail, and Donna Davis; a half-brother, Terry Craig all of West Plains, Missouri; an aunt and uncle, Jacky and Lila Townsell; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 12 at Lemley Chapel. Burial is in Palmetto Cemetery by Lemley Funeral of Atkins.

Larry Dalton

DATE OF BIRTH: 08/14/1950
DATE OF DEATH: 01/07/1996

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Ed (Buzzy) Dean
Feb 14, 1950 - June 1, 2011


McKINNEY — Memorial services for Edwin C. Dean, 61, of McKinney were held on June 10, 2011 at Denton Bible Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

Mr. Dean died June 1, 2011 in Gainesville after a brief illness.

He graduated from Arkansas Tech in 1974 with a degree in biology and served in the United States Coast Guard.

During his lifetime, he played golf professionally, sang with the Dallas Opera Chorus and the Dallas Symphony Chorus.

He was a member of Denton Bible Church.

Ed married Paula Winters on March 5, 2011.

He is survived by his wife, Paula; two sons, Coulter and Lawrence, two daughters, Elizabeth and Ruth Anne and one sister, Agnes Anne Cappleman.

Memorials may be made to Denton Bible Church, Romanian Missions.


John Farney

John Michael Farney, 62, of Henderson, Ky., died at his residence Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

He was preceded by his parents, James and Margaret (Ballard) Farney.

He is survived by his children, Brittney Ann Slusher of Russellville, Ashley Michelle Farney of Atkins and Jon Michael Farney of Dover; and brothers, Jim Farney and Tom Farney, both of Illinois.

A memorial service was conducted at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013, on Mt. Nebo.

Guy Gardner
June 7, 1950 - Dec 9, 2013

Dr. Guy Forrest Gardner, 63, passed away on December 9th, 2013. He was born on June 7, 1950 in Russellville, Arkansas. His parents were Betty Lemley Gardner and Dr. Ellis Gardner.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Brigita Krasts Gardner; his son Dr. Edward Gardner and wife Nancy of Little Rock, Rebekah Gardner Feather and husband Michael of Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren, Julianna and Audrey Gardner of Little Rock, Jacob Guy and Kathryn Feather of Dallas, Texas; his sister, Mary Gardner of Fayetteville; his aunt Wadena Lemely of California; his mother-in-law Monta Krasts of Little Rock; and five nieces. He was preceded in death by his brother, Honorable Richard E. Gardner, Jr. and his grandson, Ellis Gardner.

He attended Russellville public schools and was the Arkansas state AA golf champion in 1966. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.A. in chemistry. He received his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS.) His internship and residency in Otolaryngology were also at UAMS. He practiced otolaryngology in Little Rock for twenty-four years. He discovered a talent for medical management and became a fellow of the American College of Physician Executives. He worked as a Medical Director for Arkansas Health Group and became the first Chief Medical Officer for the Baptist Health System until his retirement in September of 2013.

He was a life-long Presbyterian and an elder. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church where he served on the Relocation Task Force and the Pulpit Nominating Committee.

He loved playing golf but was passionate about upland game bird hunting. He spent many days with his bird dogs in the fields of Texas, Kansas, North Dakota, and his beloved Montana.

He was a Kappa Sigma, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives, and a member of Pleasant Valley Country Club.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the physicians and nurses at Baptist Hospital who were excellent caregivers, friends, and advisors.

In lieu of flowers, the family, requests that memorials be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church or the Baptist Health Foundation in Little Rock.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 14th at 2 p.m. in Trinity Presbyterian Church. Jeff Price will officiate. Burial will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home,


Phil Hambrick
October 9, 1949 - July 5, 2008

Phillip Hambrick, 58, of Russellville, AR, died Saturday, July 5, 2008 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. The son of Jack and Josephine Olvie Bradshaw Hambrick, he was born October 9, 1949 in Lufkin, TX. He had attended Arkansas Tech University, The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and LSU in Baton Rouge, LA. He was an award winning sculptor and potter. He was preceded in death by his mother.

He is survived by his father, Jack W. Hambrick of Russellville; one brother, Jack B. Hambrick & wife Pat of Bald Knob; one niece, Kimberly Hambrick of Springfield, Missouri; one nephew, Joshua Hambrick & wife Cara and their children, Cameron and Rayne Hambrick, of Lexington, NC.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service

Tim Hardgrave

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Timothy Hardgrave
March 4, 2008

Timothy Lee Hardgrave, age 60, of Dover, died Thursday, March 4, 2010 at the Dardanelle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A son of the late Johnie Hershel and Alma Luella Waits Hardgrave, he was born February 9, 1950 in Russellville. He was employed by Arkansas Tech University, working in the physical plant, and was a member of the Hatley Missionary Baptist Church at Dover. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Janet L. Courson, and a nephew, Donald Hargrave.

Survivors include his wife of thirty-one years, Gloria Hardgrave; two daughters: Ashlee D. A. Hardgrave of Chicago, Illinois; and Tamara Davis of Dublin, Georgia; a brother and sister-in-law, Johnie R. and Valli Hardgrave of Sulphur Springs, Texas; a brother-in-law, Daryl Courson of Crossett; five nephews and nieces: Chuck Sitton, David Sitton, Mark Courson and his wife, Carmen, Jana Brezinski and Brian Hardgrave; an aunt, Dorothy Sanders; cousins Evelyn and Jay Johnson; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service will be at 10 A.M. on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at the Hatley Missionary Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Ronnie Canard. Burial will be in East Point Cemetery near Russellville, by Shinn Funeral Service.

The family will receive friends on Monday evening, from 5 to 7 P.M., at the funeral home.

The family requests donations be made to the Timothy Lee Hardgrave Memorial Fund, c/o River Town Bank.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at


Thomas A Hepp
Published: April 9, 2002

Thomas A. Hepp, 52, of the 1100 block of Norcova Court, died April 7, 2002. Born in Lubbock, Texas, Mr. Hepp had retired from the U.S. Navy as a chief petty officer after 20 years of service. Chief Hepp was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and was also a computer instructor at Tidewater Tech. Survivors include his wife, Daisy T. Hepp; two sons, Jamie Hepp and Michael Hepp, both of Chesapeake; his father, Phillip A. Hepp of Russellville, Ark.; and a sister, Sandra K. Scheible.He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Hepp, and a brother, Steven Wayne Hepp.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by the Rev. Fr. Leo Manalo. Burial will follow in Colonial Grove Memorial Park where military honors will be accorded. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 to 9 p.m.

David Hill

David Glenn Hill, 54, of Russellville died Sunday, July 10, 2005, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 1, 1950, in Russellville, he was the son of Harry and Johnnie Mae Coleman Hill, a 1968 graduate of Russellville High School and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked as a cook for Brown Derby. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Paul Edward Hill and Harry Dale Hill.
Survivors include his former wife and friend, Jo Lynn Ingram Hill of Russellville; three brothers, John Robert Hill of Bryant, Donald Wayne Hill of Atkins and James Hill of Russellville; several nephews and nieces; and a special friend, Earl Loudenslager of Lurton.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle with Mark Hlass officiating. Full military honors will be provided by Rogers-Rye Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Cremation arrangements are by Humphrey Funeral Service.
There will be a gathering of friends and family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Libby Jones

Karen E. Jones, 57, of Russellville, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellvile.

She was born October 18, 1950, in Russellville. She was owner of Armadillo’s Hands and part owner of Emporium for many years.

Survivors include her mother, Jean McGuire Wnukoski of Dover, father, Lemoyne Jones of North Little Rock, brother, David Jones of Dover, sister, Barbara Ogden of Livermore , CA. niece, Jennifer Odgen of Livermore, CA., and a companion, Paul F. Stockton of Russellville.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Larry Lee

Larry Lee

Larry D. Lee, 48, of Hattieville, formerly of Russellville, died Wednesday, May 19 at Conway Regional Medical Center at Conway.

He was born on October 10, 1950 in Russellville to Verlon Ray and Margaret Storment Lee. He married Pam Huelle Lee on March 8, 1973. He was the owner and operator of Plumbers Supply in Conway. He was a National Guard Veteran. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church
He was preceded in death by his parents one brother, Frankie Wayne Lee.
Survivors include his wife, Pam Lee of Hattieville; sons and daughters-in-law, Frankie and Jennifer Lee of Atkins, Danny and Misty Lee of Greenbrier, Rickie Lee of Russellville and Ronnie Lee of Hattieville; grandchildren, Katherine D. Lee of Greenbrier; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Becky Lee of Russellville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Humphrey Chapel with the Rev. Jesse B. Rye officiating. Burial was at the Oakland Cemetery in Russellville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.

Pallbearers were Ricky White, Brad White, J.D. Saxton, Wayne Buck Shearer, Donnie Saxton and Robert Shearer.



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