Janie Mae Rachels
Janie Mae Rachels, 96, passed away April 22, 2017 at Silver Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation in Camden, AR. She was born December 20, 1920 to Thomas and Billie Ola Gregory. She married Charles Lentz and became the mother of Derrell and Bobby Lentz. She later married Ray Rachels and lived in Dallas, TX. She did home care nursing for many years. She is survived by her sons, Derrell Lentz and his wife, Donna of Camden, AR and Bobby Lentz and his wife, Maxine of Sebewaing, MI; six grandchildren, Douglas Lentz, Julie Barker, Joy Lentz, Jeff Lindsey, Jamie Robertson and Stephen Lindsey and seventeen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Edward Gregory of Grand Prairie, TX and Lawrence Gregory of Winfield, MO as well as several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Rachels was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Lentz and her second husband, Ray Rachels; her parents; and siblings, Cullis, Ellis, Marie, Thomas, Dale and Buford. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00-7:30 Monday, April 24, 2017. Graveside services will be 2:00 Tuesday, April 25, 2017 with Wade Totty officiating followed by interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mary E. Bucher
Mary E. Bucher, 77, died April 22, 2017. Mary was a member of Victory Church. Mrs. Bucher was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Bucher; her parents, Earl L. and Mary Ruth Taylor Coston; a sister, Virginia Sue Coston; a niece, Marshell Heath; a nephew, Dewayne Heath; and a special friend, Walter Knox. Mary is survived by a daughter, Tammy Goodgame (Steve) of Camden, AR; a son, Don Bucher of Springdale, AR; a brother, Earl L. Coston (Bettie) of Bearden, AR; a sister, Frances Cockrun (Harvey) of Harrison, AR; a grandson, Michael Bucher (Bethany) of Vernon, TX; a great-grandson, Kaleb Bucher of Vernon, TX; and a great-granddaughter, Kamber Bucher of Vernon, TX; step-grandson, Mitchell Goodgame. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends 1:00-2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Victory Church followed by services at 2:00 p.m. and interment at Moss Hill Cemetery.
Christopher Eugene Gill
Christopher Eugene Gill, 59, died April 21, 2017. Christopher was a lifelong machinist and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He was especially fond of deer hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold “Pete” Gill and June Gill Smith; a son, Ronnie Gill and a brother, Kenny Gill. Christopher is survived by his wife of thirty-nine years, Glenda Jeannine Gill of Louann, AR; a son, Christopher Amos Gill (Kim); a daughter, Holly Rebecca Lusby (Scott); a brother, Gerry Gill (Fialka); four sisters, Polly Pottridge (Jimmy) of Springdale, AR, Phyllis Judd (Butch) of Ashdown, AR, Tina Stevens (Dale) of Valdosta, GA and Tammy Cantrell (Kelly) of Camden, AR; a step-sister, Connie Habermehl (Kaven); a step-brother, Johnny Smith (Karen); his stepfather John W. Smith; his stepmother, VeDean Gill, his sister-in-law, Cindy Quarles (William), two brothers-in-law, Robert Inman (Amy) and Carl Inman (Tonya) ; his mother-in-law, Barbara Inman as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2017. Graveside services will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Mt. Horeb Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Elliott Fire Department, 138 Ouachita 64, Camden, AR 71701 or Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR, 72202.
Lester Ray King, Jr
Les, age 75, was born 18 JAN 1942, and entered into rest on 21 APR 2017 after losing his battle with COPD, and suffering a massive stroke. His daughter Michelle, and her husband Joel, Rhona, and Amanda, his caregivers, and I were all present when he took his place in Heaven. Airman First-Class King was a Vietnam Veteran. He entered the United States Air Force on 15 JUL 1963, and was discharged on 26 JAN 1967. He served in Vietnam as a Munitions Maintenance Technician, working on the “Puff the Magic Dragon” aircraft. He entered the reserves on 14 JUL 1969, which is actually my birthday. His awards included the Marksmanship Ribbon, the Vietnam Service Medal w/Combat V, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Vietnam Defense Campaign Medal. After the Air Force, Les went to work for Lockheed-Martin, and retired after 30 years. He was currently working for Intuitive Research Technologies at the time of his stroke. Les had a few hobbies including fishing and wood-working, and of course collecting John Wayne memorabilia, and other memorabilia that he collected all over the world. As we sat next to him, Michelle recalled touring Europe, and living in Crete. What stood out most to me was that he had four life-size John Wayne stage-props surrounding him like a barbershop quartet. I laughed and said, “too bad they all sing BASS! Les was a very active Life Member, Mentor, and Past State Commander of the Department of Arkansas VFW. He mentored many here today, including ME. He ALWAYS encouraged the younger generation to step up to serve the VFW. Les was preceded in death by his father Joseph Elmer King, mother Josephine King, and his wife Sharon of 47 years. He is survived by his daughter Michelle McAfee, and her husband Joel, and his sister Ruth Ann Barnes. Visitation will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, April 28, 2017 at the VFW Headquarters in Sherwood with the graveside service following at 12:00 PM at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery.
Darline Bryant Chance
Darline Bryant Chance, 76, passed away April 17, 2017. Mrs. Chance was preceded in death by her parents, Thurman and Lillie Hogue Wilson; a husband, Robert Jimmie Bryant and three sisters, Juanita Woods, Mary Hall and Janice Coston. She is survived by her husband, Gary Chance; two sons, Jimmie Dale Bryant of Camden, AR and Robert Brian Bryant (Cinnie) of Lakeland, FL; a grandson, James Daniel Bryant of Camden, AR; a brother, Jerry Wilson (Carolyn Henry) of Camden, AR as well as several relatives and friends.Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A graveside service will beheld 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Moss Hill Cemetery in Bearden.
Deborah "Debbie" Gail Brooks
Deborah "Debbie" Gail Brooks, 62 of Camden, AR passed away Monday, April 17, 2017. She was born June 04, 1954 in Benton, AR to Wayne and Hazel Stone. She was preceded in death by her parents; Wayne and Hazel Stone; brother, Dennis Stone; and sister, Teena Stone. She is survived by her daughters, Leslie Edwards of Newnan, GA and April Reiswig of Moorhead, MN; son, Brian Brooks of Camden, AR; and sister, Cheryl Johns of Bentonville, AR and Sandra Love of Benton, AR. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Donald R. Young
Donald R. Young, 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock. He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Polly (Beaver) Young, their kids Mark Young and his wife Sherry of Fairbanks, Alaska; daughter Sharon Green of Williamsburg, VA; Four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren; one sister, Nina Ramey of Pittsburg, Texas; Georgia Mead (deceased); and three nephews. Born and raised in Reader, AR the son of Ira and Trixie Young. He made his home at White Oak Lake since 1979. After graduating from Chidester High School, Mr. Young enlisted in the Navy where he spent four years. He married his high school sweetheart, Polly, in 1959. After leaving the Navy, he joined the Coast Guard where he spent 20 years retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. After serving in the Coast Guard, Mr. Young worked for White Oak Lake State Park for 18 years. He was an avid Razorback fan. Mr. Young also loved to fish and spend time with his grandkids and great grandkids. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Holleman Cemetery. Rev. Wayne Bell and Rev. Benny Morgan will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Holleman Cemetery Association, 108 Ouachita 317, Chidester, AR 71726. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Todd E. Johnston
Todd E. Johnston, beloved father, son, and friend went to be with Jesus on April, 6, 2017.
Born December 15, 1973, he was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Johnston, his sister Becky Lee, his grandparents, Ernest E. SR and Mary Helen Johnston and Jessie and Ava Lee Mosley. He s survived by his three sons, Sean Johnston of Greenbrier, AR, Gavin Johnston and Corbin Johnston both of Mobile, AL, his father, Ernest E. Johnston JR of Camden and two sisters, Terri (Anis) Anderson of Ashdown, AR and Tonya (Alex) Johnson of Texarkana, AR. He also leaves behind three nephews, David Adams of Ft. Worth, TX, Dustin King of Camden, and Christian Johnson of Texarkana, AR. The family will be at Proctor Funeral Home to receive friends on Monday night the 10th from 6-8pm. His service will be held at 2:00 pm on April the 11th at Proctors. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Edith Colvin Dyal
Edith Colvin Dyal, 88, born March 9, 1928, passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016 surrounded by her family. A loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by her three daughters, Kathy Schwab and husband James, Deborah DeMeo and husband Jonathan, and Lisa Reese and husband Andrew; and nine grandchildren, Joshua Schwab, David Schwab, Lauren Hinkle, Mark Hinkle, Frances Hinkle, Taylor Hinkle, Emily DeMeo, Tyler Reese, and Christina Reese. She is also survived by her brother, Tom Alfred Colvin of Warren, Arkansas. She was happily married to the love of her life, William Dyal for 66 wonderful years before his passing on January 25, 2015. Together they shared a life of service and adventure as missionaries in Latin America and later working for the Peace Corps. Edith continued in a supportive role during William’s tenure with the Inter American Foundation, AFS and St John’s College. An El Dorado, Arkansas native and Baylor University alumna, she continued her education to achieve her Master of Education, Master of Arts, and Doctorate of Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. She lovingly taught many students in her home piano studios and as a professor at College of Charleston, SC. In her retirement, Edith was a PEO Chapter member, a member of the Ladyfingers piano quartet group and very involved with Fredericksburg Baptist Church. She shared her gift of music with her grandchildren and her community. Edith inspired others with her compassion, generosity, and exemplary gratitude for the simple things that make life lovely. She leaves a lasting imprint on all those who had the privilege to know her and be a part of her life. Although her family will miss her on Earth, they are comforted to know she is reunited again with her Bill and with the many loved ones who departed before her. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM. Saturday, April 8th 2017 at Oakland Cemetery in Warren by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Burial in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.
Herbert L. "Sonny" Harper
Herbert L. "Sonny" Harper, age 83, of Chidester, died March 26, 2017. He was born September 22, 1933 in Ouachita County. He was a retired Navy photographer, having served during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Harper is preceded in death by his wife, Louise Harper; parents, Ruby and Leroy Harper; and brother Larry Harper and wife, Dianne. He is survived by his sisters, Jeanell "Dozie" Lester Rogers and husband, Freddie Lee, Nelda Calley, and Rhonda Robertson and husband, Richard; brother, Bruce Harper and wife, Linda; many nieces, nephews, friends, and one special friend, Vonnie Walthall. Graveside service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday at Red Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice, 685 California, Camden, AR 71701.
Linda Spain Jackson
Linda Spain Jackson, 75, passed away March 21, 2017. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a Methodist. She enjoyed watching her grandkids play sports and also loved her Arkansas Razorbacks and St. Louis Cardinals. She was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Ruth Spain; daughter, Caryn Fogle, sister Shelia Davis and nephew Greg “Tiny” Davis. Mrs. Jackson is survived by her husband, James B “Buck” Jackson (Camden, AR); a son, Calvin Fogle and his wife, Tammy (Camden, AR). Grandchildren Dillon and Delaney Fogle (Camden, AR), and Alison Boyd (Little Rock, AR). Stepdaughter Judy Boyd (Camden, AR), two stepsons, Rudy (Dallas, TX) and James Jackson (Hawaii), and nephew Cary Davis (Sterlington, LA). A graveside service will be held at 10:00AM Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Buddy Ratliff officiating. Visitation will be at the cemetery from 9:30AM to 10:00AM before the service. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Horace Reese (Boe) Carter
Horace Reese (Boe) Carter, 84 of Sparkman died Saturday. Born December 14, 1932 to the late William and Lizzie Carter in Ouachita, AR. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Helen Carter, granddaughter, Kelly Denise Seale, 6 brothers and 3 sisters. Mr. Carter is survived by his wife, Lena Tidwell Carter of Friendship, AR; sons, Mike Carter and wife, Sherry of Ouachita, Russell Carter and wife, Terri of Ouachita and Matt Carter and wife, Sarah of Foreman, AR; daughter, Kim Wilson and husband, Dave of Houston, TX; step-daughters, Toni Page and husband, Russell of Sparkman and Lynn Reynolds and husband, Bill of Bismarck, AR and step-son, Charlie Tidwell of Denver, CO; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Proctor Funeral Home Monday, from 6: 00 until 8:00 PM. A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday at Chapel Hill Cemetery with Carley Davis officiating.
James E. "Ed" Clay
James E. "Ed" Clay, 86, went home to the Lord March 17, 2017. He was born in Locust Bayou, AR on August 12, 1930 to Marcus L. and Ona Mae Chambliss Clay. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Mary Lorraine Caldwell Clay, a daughter Jo Ellen Clay, two brothers, Charles Clay and M.L. Clay and sister, Phyllis M. Merritt. He is survived by his wife, Edith Long Clay of Camden, AR; daughter, Lisa Anne Grigg of Pine Bluff, AR; son, James Stephen Clay and wife, Sheila of Plano, TX; four grandchildren, Grant Clay and wife, Stephanie of Dallas, TX; Aaron Clay and wife, Nikki of Anderson, IN; Grace Clay, and Hannah Clay of Dallas, TX. Mr. Clay served in the U.S. Army as an MP 1954-1956, Killeen Base, TX. After serving his country, he worked and retired from International Paper Company, Bagpak Division as Customer Service Manager. He was a member of Cullendale First Baptist Church and a former member of 2nd Baptist Church. He taught men's Sunday school classes for 65 years. After retirement, he owned "Ed's Small Engine Repair" where he rebuilt and sold small engines for lawn equipment. He also enjoyed playing the guitar and played with a country band on the radio as a teenager. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Cullendale First Baptist Church with Dr. Wade Totty officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church before the service from 9:00-10:30 AM. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cullendale First Baptist Church or to a favorite charity.
Kattie Lucille Hendrix
Kattie Lucille Hendrix passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at The House of Three in Sheridan, Arkansas. She was born December 1,1921 to Leonard and Sadie Lindsey. A long-time resident of Camden, she was a homemaker, an avid gardener, and a quilt-maker. A member of Elliott Baptist Church in Camden, she loved being a part of her Ladies’ Sunday School Class. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Herman T. Hendrix, a daughter, Chloe Fincher of Alma, and a brother, Lucian Lindsey of Camden. She is survived by three daughters, Linda Dedman (Smitty) of Rison, Cathie McAllister (David) of Arkadelphia, and Cindy Riggs (Ronald) of Camden, a sister, Linnie Avant (Jack)of Camden, a brother, J.W. Lindsey (Marilyn) of Camden, nine grandchildren: David Dedman and Robb Dedman (Jennifer) both of Rison, Laura Dedman of Sheridan, Chris McAllister of Arkadelphia, Mary McAllister of Portland, Oregon, Faith Wilmoth of Alma, Rebecca Ward of Bismarck, Kenny Riggs of Camden, and Katie White of Windermere, FL, thirteen great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. We would like to express our gratitude to the staff at The House of Three in Sheridan and to the staff at The Green House Cottages of Southern Hills in Rison for their care of our mother. We would also like to thank The Hospice Angels of Pine Bluff for their service. Graveside service will be Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Mt. Horeb Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Proctor Funeral Home from 10 AM - 12 Noon prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation P.O. Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or online at www.komen.com. ,The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave, 7th fl, New York, NY 10001 or online at www.alzfdn.org., or to a charity of your choice.
Deborah Anne Davis
Deborah Anne (Debbie) Davis 57, of Chidester, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017. Debbie was born October 26th , 1959 in Fulton, Mississippi. She lived in Chidester, Arkansas from 1982 – 2017. Debbie has been greeted by her family on this beautiful Friday, her mother, Mary Williams, her father, Bobby Thomas, and stepfather, DeWayne (Bud) Williams, her sister, Bobbie Jean Thomas, and her husband, Danny Ray Davis. Debbie left this world leaving behind family members, her sons, Danny Joe Davis, and Johnathan Davis and his wife, Louise Davis; her two granddaughters, Alexis Davis and Victoria Davis; her three grandsons, Gabriel McDowell, Shawn-Michael Davis, and Killian Mitchell. She also left one niece, Amanda Orick; and three nephews, LaBrian McTigrit, Ricky Allen Gray, and Elijah Morgan; and two grandnephews, Matthew Wicker and Carter Orick. Debbie was married to Danny Ray Davis on November 29th, 1975. Debbie and Danny were very spiritual, but most of all Christian. They were devoted to God and his Word, and shared their views with their family. Debbie was an avid collector of cats. She loved her cat Bella. She was known as the lady on the hill with a lot of cats. She also loved wind chimes and butterflies. She was a bit of a homebody, but Church and being with her granddaughters brought her joy in the days after Danny passed away. A memorial service for Debbie will be Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel. Her memorial will be a celebration of her going home to be with her family. Debbie always talked about a lot of food and laughter, but knew we would miss her dearly. Please wear purple, her favorite color. She will be laid to rest next to her husband Danny Ray Davis on this day. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. Please send gifts and flowers to the funeral home. The Davis family would like to thank you for your kindness and love in this very difficult time. God Bless—and Rest in Peace Debbie. We will see you again.
James Robert "Bob" Boosa
James Robert “Bob” Boosa, 89, of Camden, AR passed away on February 25, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. He was born in Wewoka, OK on December 23, 1927 to Finis and Orpha Boosa. He served in the United States Navy from 1947-1955. On June 14, 1952 he married the love of his life. He retired from Arkla Gas Company after many years of service. He was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Alyene Boosa Stiles and his parents, Finis and Orpha Boosa. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nancy Lusby Boosa of Camden, AR; daughters, Lynn Boosa Scott and husband, Jeff of Fernandina Beach, FL; Jennifer Boosa Young of Destin, FL; brother, Finis Boosa, Jr, and wife Gene of Pensecola, FL; five grandchildren, Cody May of Springfield, MO; Stephen Scott of Jacksonville, FL; Ashley Scott of Fernandina Beach, FL; Blain Marlar of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; and Darian Young of Camden, AR. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Timothy United Methodist Church with interment at Memorial Park Cemetery in Camden, AR. Rev. Jeff Jackson and Rev. Deanna McCormack will officiate the services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, from 6:00-8:00 PM.
William Anderson "Andy" Porter
William Anderson “Andy” Porter, 73, passed away February 24, 2017 at John R. Williamson- Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado, AR. He lived in Camden, AR formerly of El Dorado. Born April 23, 1943 in Cornersville, TN to the late Johnie William and Louise Porter. As a small country boy his love of coon, quail and squirrel hunting began. Through his adult years he continued his love of hunting and his love for his hunting dogs grew. Andy was known as an excellent horse trainer. He began training Tennessee Walking Horses at a young age and continued for 20 years. During his 20 years training Tennessee Walking Horses 3 of the horses he trained earned the titles of World Grand Champions. In 1981, he moved his family to El Dorado, AR to pursue a career as an oil field pumper. After becoming an experienced oil field pumper he went back to his first love of training horses. Andy worked for Phoenix Foster training all breeds of horses. During this time he established friendships with many wonderful people. Friendships that have stayed strong over the years. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Mary K. Jacobs. Andy loved his family unconditionally. He was blessed with 49 years with his wife, two, daughters, three grandsons, and one granddaughter that he loved with his whole heart. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Brandon Porter of Camden, AR; daughters, Patti McGilton of Monroe, LA and Lori DeWoody (Shawn) of Camden, AR; brother, Bobby Porter (Gayle) of Belfast, TN; brother-in-law, Joe Brandon (Sharon) of Lewisburg, TN, grandchildren, Colton DeWoody, Kerrstyn DeWoody, Paxton McGilton, and Finley McGilton, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel in Camden, AR with cremation to follow. Rev. Erin Kaye will officiate the service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the following, Calvary Baptist Church Youth, 319 Hwy 278 East, Camden, AR 71701; First Presbyterian Church Youth, 300 East Main Street, El Dorado, AR 71730 or John R. Williamson-Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730.
Alvin Roy Slaughter
Alvin Roy Slaughter, age 68, of Warren, AR, died Monday, February 20, at his home. Born August 18, 1948, in Warren, AR, a son of the late Eunice Uriah Slaughter and Mattie Will Bryant Slaughter he was a retired mechanic, a member of First Baptist Church and the widower of Barbara Ann Johnson Slaughter who died October 16, 2006. They were united in marriage December 21, 1969. Also preceding him in death was a son Terry Lynn Thomason. Survivors are one son Roy Wayne Thomason of Warren, AR. Two daughters Rhonda Benton and spouse Leon, Khristina Ward and spouse Stacy all of Warren, AR. One brother Charles Dewayne Slaughter of Warren, AR. Two sisters Linda Slaughter Daniels and spouse Carl of Bearden, AR, and Mary Slaughter Brown and spouse Elmer of Little Rock AR. Six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery at Ingalls, AR, by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, at Frazer’s.
Charles H. Temple
Charles H. Temple, 79, passed away February 20, 2017. Charles was a member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church, was retired from the Camden Fairview School District and retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a Chief Warrant Officer. Mr. Temple was preceded in death by his parents, Vincil and Mildred Temple and two sisters, Martha DeGuire and Mary Elizabeth Rock. He is survived by his wife, Willia Mae Temple of Camden, AR; two daughters, Toni Jackson (Eli) of Conway, AR and Tia Larson (Joe) of Fredericksburg, VA; three granddaughters, Emma, Darcy, and Jasper and a sister, Leslie Toland of Clyde, TX. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday. Graveside services will be 11:00 Friday at Langley-Hall Cemetery near Langley, AR.
Sis. Lucille Gill
Sis. Lucille Gill, 87 of Camden, AR passed away on Monday February 13, 2017 in Camden, AR Sis. Gill was preceded in death by her parents Jimmy Lee Adair and Elnora Johnson Adair. Sis. Lucille Gill leaves to cherish her precious memories to her loving husband Robert Gill of Camden, AR; children Tonja Gill, Earnest Galbert, Herman Gill, Charles Gill, Clarence Gill, SR, Edward Highsmith, Dorothy Gill, James H. Torrence, Geraldine Torrence Poole, Margie Marks Brewer, Gloria Thompson all of Camden, AR, Robert Lee Gill of Phoenix, AZ, and Jewell D. Torrence Rodgers of Milwaukee, WI; 65 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 25 great-great grandchildren. Funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday February 22, 2017 at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. James Scott officiating. Interment will be held in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Stephens, AR. Visitation will be held on Wednesday February 22, 2017 one hour prior to service at Shady Grove Baptist Church.
Lorena Huitt age 97 of Warren, AR died Friday, February 17th at the Chapel Woods Nursing Home. She was born January 6th, 1920 in Warren, AR a daughter of the late Frank Adcock and Lucy Scogin Adcock. She was retired from Kroger Grocery store with 25 years of service, she was a “Rosie The Riveter” in the Jacksonville, AR bomb manufacturing plant during WWII. One of the proudest accomplishments in her life was her care as a Foster Home Parent for many children and for many years. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and the widow of Lavon Huitt whom she married February 4th, 1943 and he died May 5th, 2002. Also preceding her in death, were 2 brothers, Frank Adcock, Jr and Floyd Adcock and a sister Jewell Dean Woodall. Survivors include 2 sons, Bruce Huitt and spouse Tammy, Warren, AR and Johnny Huitt, Warren, AR. A sister Lucille Allen, Texarkana, TX and 4 grandchildren Marcus Huitt, Madison Huitt, Keely Huitt and Logan Huitt. Funeral services 1:30 PM Monday, February 20th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 12:30 PM till service time Monday, February 20th at Frazer’s.
Bertye Belle Guesner
Bertye Belle Guesner, 97, of West Memphis, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Mrs. Guesner had retired as a sales clerk at Star Fashion. She was born in Camden, AR February 3, 1920 to the late Oscar and Hattie Foster McDonald. She was a member of Timothy United Methodist Church. Mrs. Guesner is preceded in death by her parents, husband Rick Guesner, son, Bill Guesner and grandson, Greg Guesner. Survivors include her daughters, Joyce Cassell of West Memphis, Bette Willis of Houston, TX and Margie Kirby of Granbury, TX; grandchildren, Tanya Allen and Mark Cassell both of West Memphis, Ginger King of Midland, TX, Gayle Proctor of Sierra Madre, CA, Vicci Galatin of Houston, TX, Russell and Kirk Willis both of Houston, TX; a sister, Ellen Lowery of Camden; many great-grandchildren and many great great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Monday at Proctor Funeral Home with Deanna McCormack officiating. Interment will be in Missouri Cemetery under the direction of Proctor Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from noon until service time.
Floy Irene Burton
Floy Irene Burton, 90, of Little Rock, formerly of Camden, died Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Chambers Nursing Home in Carlisle. Mrs. Burton was born October 11, 1926 in Camden, the daughter of Howard A. and Nancy M. Garner Anderson. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Doyle Burton, five brothers and four sisters. Survivors include her sons, James Ray Burton and wife, Cheron of Little Rock, and Stephen Edward Burton; sister, Hester Merritt of Camden; grandchildren, Holly Elizabeth Burton, Sydney Kathryn Burton, and James Alexander Burton all of Little Rock; and great grandchildren, Terence James Miller and Bryleigh Elizabeth Miller both of Little Rock. Graveside services for Mrs. Burton will be 2:00 PM Friday, February 17, 2107 at Two Bayou Cemetery at Camden. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 10:00 until 12:00 noon Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baptist Health Hospice, 11900 Colonel Glenn Road, Suite 2000, Little Rock, AR 72210
Edward Earl Grissom
Edward Earl Grissom, 88, of Elliott, died Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. Mr. Grissom was born August 2, 1928 in El Dorado, the son of Earnest Earl and Lena Simmons Grissom. He was a member of Elliott Baptist Church, retired from International Paper Company, he owned and operated Grissom Grocery in Elliott, he served as Constable, and Deputy Sheriff of Ouachita County, and was a member of the Odd Fellows. Besides his parents, he preceded in death by a brother, Delbert Grissom, and sisters, Flossie Walthall and Lucille Honeycutt. Survivors include his wife, Doris Grissom of Elliott; son, Edward Earl (Eddie) Grissom, Jr. of Elliott; daughters, Sherry Freeman and husband, Larry (Red) of Prattsville, Pamela Carver and husband, Paul of Blanco, TX, and Elaine Grissom of Elliott; sisters, Dorothy McElroy of Elliott, Jean Melton of Camden, and Earnestine Newberry of Holland, AR; nine grandchildren; and eighteen great grandchildren. Graveside services for Mr. Grissom will be 10:00 AM Monday, February 13, 2017 at Mt. Horeb Cemetery with Rev. Paul Easter officiating. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the funeral home.
Vada M. Butler, age 95, of Sparkman died February 7, 2017 at Silver Oaks Health and Rehab. She is preceded in death by her husbands, Ray McAteer and James Butler; son, Hubert McAteer and wife, Frieda; father, John Robert DeWoody; mother, Trenner Cathey DeWoody; brother, Doyle DeWoody; and sisters, Esther DeWoody and Jewel McAteer. She is survived by her son, Kenneth Butler and wife, Grace of Camden, Jimmy Butler and wife, Judy of Arkadelphia; Tommy Butler, Roy Butler and wife, Cathy, and Beryl Butler all of Sparkman; daughters, Esther Glasscock and husband, Glenn of Camden and Martha Shaddock of Holly Springs; thirteen grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. She was named Vada, she was called daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother, grandma, mamaw, aunt, cousin, sister-in-law, helpmate, servant, and more. But we called her mama, the most perfect name. She had a life before us. She loved Ray and gave him a son, our brother, Hubert. Ray was killed in Germany during World War II. Then she met daddy, another handsome soldier. He saw the beauty on the outside and loved the beauty and loyalty inside. She was his helpmate and kept the home together for us, many times when daddy was away working. She worked till her body and hands just completely wore out. Working hard all of her life, picked cotton for her papa with brothers, sisters, and neighbors. She helped her mama cook and see after sick folks. Many times sitting with friends and family as they lay dieing. She helped babies being born. She farmed with her husbands, cooked wonderful meals, made shirts, dresses, jackets, and even doll dresses to match our outfits. She kept us pressed and ready for church or school. Packed daddy’s lunches before he left for work. Made the best picnic lunches to go fishing or meet daddy as he graded roads near a pond somewhere. She only had an 8th grade education, but she helped with homework, teaching us more than schoolwork. She taught us how to love and work ethic. She quilted the most beautiful quilts, crocheted baby clothes, doll clothes, afghans houseshoes, and beautiful tablecloths and more. Most of the things she created by never using a pattern. Her family and kids were her pride and joy. Holding babies made her happiest, grandbabies and great grands, she was a natural. She loved growing flowers, planted all kinds and could make a stick grow roots and thrive. She gave life a legacy that will never die. Mama has family in Bluff City Cemetery, Ebenezer Cemetery, and Sardis Cemetery, where she will be buried beside daddy. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you send memories to either cemetery fund you choose. If you wish to bring flowers for her service, stop and pick daffodils or a wild flower or a single rose, and bring them as we lay her to rest. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Sardis Cemetery at Sparkman. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Friday, February 10, 2017 at the funeral home.
Samuel "Allen" Jeffus
Samuel “Allen” Jeffus, age 45 of Bentonville, Arkansas, passed away peacefully Tuesday night January 31, 2017 surrounded by all of his family. Born April 14, 1971, in Camden, Arkansas he was the son of Samuel Henry Jeffus & Joyce Ann Tilley Jeffus. He is preceeded in death by his mother Joyce Ann Jeffus, grandmother Lena Mae Tilley, grandfather Audie Tilley, grandmother Bertie E. Jeffus, grandfather W. Edison Jeffus, aunt Mary Lee Jeffus & uncle Alva E Jeffus Allen is survived by his father Samuel Henry Jeffus & mother Bonnie Jane Jeffus of Camden Arkansas. His brothers Aubin Ray Jeffus of Phoenix, Arizona & Crayton Don Dailey of Jessieville, Arkansas. His two aunts, Jeniece M. Jeffus of Camden, Arkansas & Aylene Kauble of Russellville, Arkansas. In addition, two nephews Hunter & Trent Dailey, of Jessieville, Arkansas & many cousins. Allen attended & finished Fairview High School in Camden, Arkansas. Upon finishing school, he became a client of Ouachita Industry. After moving to Bentonville, Arkansas in 2003, he became a client of Arkansas Support Network & Pathfinders Inc. Allen was a very loving and kind spirited person, who loved to make people smile. Every person that he would meet, he would form a lifelong friendship. Allen enjoyed riding around in cars, watch trains & planes watching lots of old classic shows. In addition, Allen enjoyed going to church with his family and singing the old classic hymns. Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday February 4, 2017 at Proctor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday February 5, 2017 at Fellowship Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 2855 Ouachita 3, Camden, Arkansas 71701, with Rev. Sister Roberta Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Bethesda Cemetery in Camden, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Arkansas Support Network, 6836 Isaac's Orchard Rd, Springdale, AR 72762 in memory of Allen Jeffus. There will be a memorial service at a later date in March 2017, in Springdale Arkansas for his friends & family.
Barbara Ann Poindexter
Barbara Ann Poindexter age 81 went to be with the Lord on January 30, 2017. Barbara was born October 7, 1935 in Texarkana, TX. Barbara was a homemaker with a very strong will to live and always told it like it was. Barbara is preceded in death by her husband C.L. Poindexter and parents Woodrow and Estella Martin. Barbara is survived by her daughter Patricia Fulton, granddaughter, Tiffney Fulton, sister Estellena Hudson, niece Tamara Gibbons and nephew Billy Hudson Jr. A great niece Memrie Gibbons and great nephew Treveor Gibbons. A number of other relatives and friends including the Reunion Staff in Texarkana. A graveside service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery at 11:00 am Friday February 3, 2017. There will be a viewing an hour prior to the service at Proctor Funeral Home.
Linda Keith, 51, of Camden, AR passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017. Mrs.Keith was preceded in death by her father Howard Burt and her mother, Irene Phillips. She is survived by two sons, Chris Stevens (Rachel) of Camden, AR, and Jessie Burt of St Louis, MO; one daughter, Bonnie Walker of Camden, AR; one brother, Dedon Burt of Camden, AR: six sisters, Cassie McPherson (Michael) of Arlington, TX, Debbie Ottenger of Fort Smith, AR, Fran Bouche (Fred) of Waco, TX, June Mizel (Jim) of Memphis, TN, Laura Burt of Houston, TX, and Sissie Green of Fort Smith, AR; stepfather, Gene Phillips of Camden, AR; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 4-7PM Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Proctor Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held 2:00PM Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Camden Living Hope Community Church, 1204 Country Club Rd., Camden, AR.
Daniel Thomas Wilkins
Daniel Thomas Wilkins, 60, of Camden, passed away at his home in Camden. Daniel was born May 27, 1956 in Camden, the son of Cleo and Alvis Ruth Wilkins who precede him in death.. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Cleo Richard “Ricky” Wilkins. Survivors include his brothers, Buddy Wilkins and wife, Robbie of Camden, and Donnie Wilkins and wife, Laura of Lake Charles.LA. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements.
Judy Ann Childs
Judy Ann Childs, 58 of Camden, AR passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017. She was a long time employee of Ouachita County Medical Center. She fought complications from an illness for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was known for her fight and willingness to live and contagious smile. She is survived by her husband, Gary Childs of Camden, AR; daughter, Lisa Fox and husband, Josh; and two precious grandchildren, Brett and Evan Fox. Visitation will be Monday, January 23, 2017 from 6-8PM at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden, AR. A graveside service will be at 2:00PM Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Greenwood Cemetery. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Larry Braden, Dr. Jonathan Lewis, OCMC and OVFC. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Page Mann
Mary Page Mann, 74, died January 16, 2017. Mrs. Mann was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Edson J. and Lola Irene French Andrews and a daughter-in-law, Laura Mann. She is survived by her husband, Tom Mann of Camden, AR; two sons, Eric Terrell Mann of Odessa, TX and John T. Mann, III (Krystal) of Little Rock, AR; two daughters, Mary Mann Whisnant (Steve) of Little Rock, AR and Anneke Mann Davis of Branson, MO; two brothers, E. James Andrews, Jr, M.D. of Brandenton, FL and Michael French Andrews of Tallahassee, FL; and seven grandchildren. Mrs. Mann graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in chemistry and Southern Arkansas University with a degree in math education. She worked as a chemist for International Paper Company and taught math at SAU Tech. Page was a certified Red Cross water saftey instructor. She directed Girl Scout Day Camps, was a waterfront director for Girl Scout camps, Cub Scout camps, and Boy Scout camps. She led troops for Girl Scouts, Brownies, and was a Cub Scout den leader. She trained hundreds of young people in swimming and certified scores of young people in life saving. Mrs. Mann was active in the Gideons Auxiliary for the past twenty years. She served in many camp and state offices including her favorite, chaplain. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 707, Camden, AR 71711. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be 12:00-1:00 Thursday at Proctor Chapel followed by a memorial service at 1:00.
Charles Edward Mitchell Jr.
Charles Edward Mitchell Jr., age 48, of Camden went to be with the Lord, December 30, 2016. Mr. Mitchell was born on January 13, 1968. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles E. Mitchell Sr. and his wife Gertie Mitchell. He was survived by two sons, Anthony Mitchell of Camden; Ariyon Mitchell-Perkins Of Hot Springs, four daughters, Arielle Mitchell-Perkins of Hot Springs; Angelica Perkins of Hot Springs; Alliyah Mitchell of Hot Springs; Ashley Mitchell of Hot Springs; three sisters, Bobbie Blake and husband, Terrence of Little Rock; Valerie Byrams of Camden; Pamela Smith of Temecula, CA; and one brother, Eric Mitchell of Chicago, IL. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, January 13, 2017 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, with Dr. J. H. Hayes officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, from 5-7pm, at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Gregg F. deFrance
Gregg F. de France, 61, of Camden, passed away on January 12, 2017, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas, in El Dorado. He was born on August 24, 1955 in Washington, D.C. He was a graduate of Fairmont West High School, in Kettering, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred F. de France, and Dorothy Deitz de France, and his nephew, Jon de France. He is survived by his brother and sister in law, Chris and Sally de France, his nephew and niece, Drew de France and Katie de France Mitchell ( Steven ). Gregg had worked for Lockheed Martin, in Camden for 15 years, and worked for Newhope Specialized Industries, Inc. in Searcy, and at Ouachita Industries in Camden, Arkansas for the last 10 years. In earlier years, Gregg loved to fish and spend time with his family at Greers Ferry Lake, in North Arkansas. Visitation is 5 to 7 Sunday at Proctors. A memorial service will be held at 10 am. Monday in the Chapel at Proctors Funeral Home, with Rev. Buddy Ratliff officiating. Burial will be at Pinecrest Cemetery, at 2 pm. Monday, in Alexander, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Camden.
James Thomas Rauls
James Thomas Rauls, age 83, of Bogart, GA died Thursday, December 22nd in Athens, GA. Jim, or Uncle J as he was affectionately referred to by many who loved him, was born April 7, 1933 in Cleveland County, AR. He was the first son born to Vodie Rauls and Alma Terry Rauls. As a young man Jim joined the United States Navy and after his service he attended tailoring school in California where he started his life-long career of making people look fabulous. He obtained a job working for MGM Studios and had the privilege of tailoring clothing for many of Hollywood’s most famous movie stars such as Rita Haworth, Audrey Hepburn and his personal favorite, Marilyn Monroe. His family and friends loved to hear the many stories he would tell and they will be passed down to future generations in his loving memory. After his Hollywood days, Jim returned to AR and opened his own shop in Pine Bluff where one of his favorite clients was Mr. Dillard of Dillard’s Department Store. He later opened shops in Odessa,TX and Warren, AR, before moving to Georgia. Jim was a man full of magical stories and a kind, generous heart. He had a great love of animals, especially the many spoiled Schnauzers he owned as pets throughout his life. Jim is survived by two half-brothers, Bobby Lee Doss of Midland, TX and David Doss of Rison, AR. He is also survived by three half-sisters; Judy Vinson of Rison, AR, Evelyn Jones of Lubbock, TX and Syble Harrison of Tulsa, OK. Preceding him in death are his beloved parents and grandparents, his two doting older sisters; Bernice Brown and Mary G. Tiner, and his two younger half-sisters Maxine Harman and Gala Carter. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service will be held at 10 am, Saturday, January 14th, at Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren, AR with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Burial will be in Prosperity Cemetery near Pansy.
Hulon Levi Abla
Hulon Levi Abla, 86 of Camden, died January 8, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 21, 1930 in Erick, OK. He moved to Camden in the 1970’s and considered it to be his home. He is preceded in death by his parents, Homer Edwin and Dolly Abla, brothers, Leonard Abla, Hadley Ray Abla and Donald Earl Abla, sister, Joy Abla and his daughter, Joy Elizabeth Abla. Mr. Abla was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and was a Mason. He served 12 years as a Hospice volunteer, served in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict and worked 35 years for the Federal Government as a Quality Assurance Inspector, 4 years at Lockheed Martin as a Quality Assurance Engineer and then after retirement was a consultant. Hulon is survived by his wife, Jenell Abla of Camden, sons, Mike Abla and wife, Leslie of Norman, OK, Joe Abla of Port Townsend, WA and Pat Abla and wife, Paula of Weatherford, OK; stepsons, Lane Cook and wife, Becky of Camden and Bryan Cook and wife, Leisa of Hot Springs, stepdaughter, Tanya Gilbreath and husband, Mark of Kerrville, TX, 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Proctor’s Tuesday from 6 until 8 PM. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Wednesday at Proctor Funeral Home with John Burleson and Anthony Tropp officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Horeb Cemetery.
Bro. Larry C. Davis
Bro. Larry C. Davis, 50 of El Dorado, AR passed away on Sunday January 1, 2017 in El Dorado, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents R.C. and Juanita Davis. Bro. Larry Davis leaves to cherish his memories to his loving wife Floretta Kidd Davis of El Dorado, AR; sons Cordero Davis of El Dorado, AR and Cordliss Davis of Arkadelphia, AR; daughter Sierra Davis of Dallas, TX; sisters Ida King, Rosie Hall, Rosetta Hicks, Shirley White, Marilyn Davis, Helen King of Lawson, AR, Wanda Douglas of Magnolia, AR and Alice Haley of Houston, TX. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday January 7, 2017 at Union Mission Baptist Church in El Dorado, AR with Rev. Daniel Willis officiating. Interment will be held in Shady Grove Cemetery in El Dorado, AR. Visitation will be held on Friday January 6, 2017 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home in Camden, AR.
Doris Savage Resendiz
Doris Savage Resendiz age 70 of El Dorado, AR died Thursday December 29th in Eldorado, AR. She was August 10th, 1946 in Carthage, TX a daughter of the late Delmer Powell and Francis Rushing Powell. She was a cook and a Southern Baptist. She is also preceded in death by a son Brian Savage Sr, 3 brothers Benny Powell, Kenneth Powell and Wayne Powell and 2 grandchildren. She is survived by a son Bobby Savage, Grady, AR. 3 daughters Dannette Lawson, ElDorado, AR, Bridgette Allen, ElDorado, AR and Benita Jean Schafer, ElDorado, AR. A sister Elaine Wymore Soyock, North Bend, Oregon. 21 grandchildren Arora, Brian, James, Jonathon, Amber, Brittany, Alvin, Kristie, Jackie, Eryn, Artie, Sunshine, Gage, Dustin, Lashawn, Shawn, Dorissa, Skylar, Johni, Lane and Sammy. 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral services 1:30PM Sunday, January 8th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Outlaw Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6:00PM till 8:00PM Saturday, January 7th at Frazer’s.
Terry Lockett Wilson
Terry Lockett Wilson, age 105 of Camden died January 3, 2017. She was born October 8, 1911 in Stephens but lived in Ebenezer until she moved to Camden in 1952. She is survived by her son James Eddie Wilson of Camden, AR, her daughter, Nelwyn Wilson Ross, of Port St. Lucie, FL, three grandchildren, Tim Wilson of Camden, AR Michael Ross of El Dorado, AR, and Nicole Zilioepo of Orlando, Florida. She is preceded in death by her parents, James Ausburn Lockett and Annie Lewis Lockett and three sisters Myra King, Ruth Cheatem, and Ila Braiser.
Athalene W. Sharp
Athalene W. Sharp age 94, of San Antonio, TX passed peacefully on December 10th, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband David M. Sharp, parents, George and Grace Walker, and two brothers, Curtis Walker and Barney Walker. She is survived by her son, Dave Sharp and spouse Patti, her daughter, Susan Wilf and spouse Mike, two grandsons, Lann Wilf and spouse Heather; Zachary Sharp and one great-granddaughter, Zaylie Wilf. Graveside services 1:30 PM Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren, AR. The family would like to thank Brookdale Medical Center and Brookdale Hospice in San Antonio, TX for the excellent care Athalene received.
Lloyd Elbert Weaver, age 87, of Warren, AR, died Saturday, December 31, at Bradley County Medical Center. Born March 8, 1929, in Herbine, AR (Cleveland County), a son of the late Edgar Manning Weaver and Mary Jane Dyer Weaver he was a retired lumber grader for Georgia Pacific and a member of Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church. Also preceding him in death were brothers Roy Lee “Pete” Weaver, Edward Weaver, Clifton Weaver, James Henry Weaver, Arthur Weaver, Jimmy Devon (J.D.) Weaver; sisters Lula Belle Bowen, Amy Nell Ferrell and a granddaughter Glenda Ann Davis, Jr. Survivors are his wife Nettie Jane McClain Weaver whom he married February 17, 1951. One daughter Glenda Ann Reed of Troy, MO. One sister Bernice Stucks of El Dorado, AR. One granddaughter Amber Lynore Davis of Mooresville, N.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 2, at Frazer’s.
Glyn Bardsley, 75, of Camden, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at St. Vincent’s Infirmary in Little Rock. Mrs. Bardsley was born July 11, 1941 in Holly Springs, AR, the daughter of Elvin and Jamie Hern Brian. She was a retired secretary from Sims Murphy Medical Clinic, a member of Elliott Baptist Church, and a loving mother and grandmother. A friend to all who met her. She was artistic, an excellent seamstress and well known for her pies and mile high meringue. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Raymond Bardsley, her son, Michael Eugene Riley, and her brother, Jerry Brian. Survivors include her son, Ralph Gary Riley, Jr. of Jacksonville, AR; her daughters, Jamie Lou Collins of Paragould, AR, and Yvette Atchison and her husband, Randy of Camden; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, and four step-children Debbie Bardsley, John Bardsley, Janice Cummings, and Judy Goings. Graveside services for Mrs. Bardsley will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Oak Grove Cemetery at Holly Springs. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Thomas "Bobby" Merritt
Robert Thomas “Bobby” Merritt, 51, of Camden, died Saturday, December 24, 2016 in Camden. Bobby was born May 31, 1965 in Camden, the son of Thomas Edward and Elizabeth Ann Smith Merritt. Bobby is preceded in death by his father, Thomas Edward Merritt; his grandparents, Frances and Brooks Merritt, his grandmother, Leona M. Sparks, and his aunt, Mary Coston. Survivors include his daughters, Brittany Merritt (Brandon Colvin) of Hermitage, and Tiffany Merritt (Creighton Bailey) of Magnolia; his mother, Elizabeth Ann Merritt (Richard Murphy) of Camden; brother, Scott Merritt (Jill) of Camden; sister, Shannon Rhoades (Matthew) of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Ella Colvin and Whitleigh Colvin both of Hermitage; niece, Krystal Murphy of Hampton; nephews Heath Merritt (Kastle Howe) of Hampton, Cory Gray (Becky) of Norphlet and Tyler Gray of El Dorado; and his aunt, Patricia J. Smith of Kent, WA. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Monday, January 2, 2017 at Lakeside Cemetery. Rev. Mike Colvin and Rev. Don Phillips will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Sunday January 1, 2017 at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Lou Stewart Wolfe
Mary Lou Stewart Wolfe age 64 of Warren, AR died Sunday, December 25th at the UAMS Hospital in Little Rock, AR. She was born July 7th, 1952 in Camden, AR a daughter of the late James Henry Stewart and Anna Belle Gilchrist Stewart. She was a Clerk and Cashier for many years in East Camden, attended Fairview High School and was a member of Eagle Mills Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her grandmother who raised her Myrtie Stewart, and a sister Jimi Ann Stewart Baker. She is survived by her husband Fay Wolfe whom she married December 5th, 1998 in Warren, AR. Sons Dion Nations and spouse Denise, Camden, AR and Allen Nations and Melissa, Benton, AR. A step-daughter Lisa Wolfe Webb and spouse Matt, Warren, AR. Brothers Charles Stewart and spouse Jeanette, Camden, AR and Jay Stewart and spouse Debbie, Camden, AR. Mother-in-law Kathleen Wolfe, Warren, AR. A brother-in-law Larry Wolfe and spouse Christine, Warren, AR. A sister-in-law Dianne Clements, Warren, AR. Numerous grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral services 1:30PM Thursday, December 29th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Moseley Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 12:00 PM till service time Thursday, December 29th at Frazer’s Chapel.
Jackie Eugen West
Jackie Eugene West, age 79, of Warren, AR, died Tuesday, December 20, at his home. Born November 25, 1937, in Warren, AR, a son of the late Vernon West and Thelma Clary West he was retired from Potlatch Corporation and Warren Printing Company. Jackie was a member, Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at Immanuel Baptist Church, Past Patron Warren Chapter # 3, O.E.S. and a 1956 graduate of Warren High School. Also preceding him in death were brothers Jimmy West, Wayne West and a sister Linda West Harton Thompson. Survivors are his wife June Doggett West whom he married September 11, 1960. One son Randel Alvin West and spouse Sandra of Abilene, TX. One daughter Eugenia Carol West Robbins of Warren, AR. Two sisters Sandra Johnson and spouse Ernest and DeRay McClain and spouse Mack all of Warren, AR. Four grandchildren Aaron Michael Robbins and spouse Bethany of Warren, AR, Zane Derick Robbins of Little Rock, AR, Jeanette Ashley West of Abilene, TX, and Justin Cole West of Langley AFB, VA. One great-grandchild Selene Brenner of Abilene, TX. Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 28, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 12:30 p.m. until service tme Wednesday, December 28, at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred to Immanuel Baptist Church, 701 W. Pine St., Warren, AR, 71671.
Enah Lou (Nowlin) Falkenrath
Enah Lou (Nowlin) Falkenrath, age 76, born on August 30, 1940, died in her home on Friday, December 23, 2016. Enah was born and raised in Fordyce until the age of ten when her family moved to Camden; where she graduated from Camden High School in 1958. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church and participated in many prayer groups over the years. She was a woman of strong faith and enjoyed listening to gospel music. In 2006, after twenty-seven years, Enah retired from Walmart where she developed life long friendships with her co-workers. Enah enjoyed a variety of hobbies, including working puzzles, hunting, fishing, bird watching, and traveling to Texas to visit family and watch the Texas Rangers play baseball. Enah was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Falkenrath; her parents, Clyde Nowlin and Bernice Hornaday; and a brother, Billy Wayne Nowlin. She is survived by her children, Jeff (Leigh) Lusby of Camden and Lydia (Mark) LaVarnway of Dallas, TX; her grandchildren, Hollie Lusby and Heather Lusby of Dallas, TX, Kelsey LaVarnway and Troy LaVarnway of Dallas, TX, Leeanne Hasara of Springfield, IL, Wesley (Jessica) Honnell of Russellville, AR, Lauren Derrick of Camden, AR; four great-grandchildren; a niece, Sharon Nowlin Hagins and a nephew, Greg Nowlin, both of Jacksonville, FL. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00-8:00 Friday. Graveside services will be held 10:00 Saturday at Ebenezer Cemetery in Fordyce with Brother Seth Easterling officiating.
Rebecca "Becky" Burkholder
Rebecca "Becky" Burkholder 62 of Bearden gained her wings on Thursday December 22, 2016 with family at bedside. She was a beloved mother, wife, sister, friend and MEMAW to many.
She is preceded in death by her mother Helen Ann Brown, father Denzel Cochran, and wonderful step father Joe Brown. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 27 years, Tony Burkholder of Bearden; one sister Pat Mosley of Bearden, one brother Jeff Cochran of Hawaii. 5 kids Johnette Parham (Takia) of Clermont, Florida, Micheal Todd Clemons and David Burkholder both of Bearden, DeWayne Burkholder of Camden and Shelia Brown of Killeen Texas, 14 grandchildren, 6 great grand children, a host of nieces and nephews, and a very special friend Wendy Halloway (Sid) of Hampton. Visitation will be 6:00 until 8:00 PM Sunday December 25, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM Monday December 26, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home. Burial will be in Moss Hill Cemetery at Bearden.
Winnie Louise Adcock McDade Priddy
Winnie Louise Adcock McDade Priddy, 87, died December 17, 2016. Mrs. Priddy was a member of the Maul Road church of Christ. Winnie was born April 24, 1929 to Lon and Dovie Adcock. Mrs. Priddy was preceded in death by two husbands, Fred J. (Buck) McDade and Mike E. Priddy; her parents; three brothers, Lon Adcock Jr., James Adcock and Richard Adcock; two sisters, Dorthy Merrell and Ruby Barkhimer; and two grandsons, Kenneth David Barkhimer and Teddy Joe (T.J.) Barkhimer. She is survived by one daughter, Joyce Ross; two sons, Ray McDade (Becky) and Bill McDade; six grandchildren, Linda Coke, Don Coke (Tami), Angela Shankle, Elizabeth McCants (Nate), Amy McDade and Carrie Morris; fourteen great-grandchildren, Jessica Landburg, Seth Lanburg, Justin Lucerio, Zack Coke, Clayton Hannah, Eric, Taylor, David Alan Barkhimer, Kenneth Tyler, Heather, Destany, Darla, and Amber; seven great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. A memorial service will be held 11:00 Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the Maul Road Church of Christ.
Edward Harrison "Buddy" Grider
Edward Harrison “Buddy” Grider, age 88, of Warren, AR, died Wednesday December 14, at Chapel Woods Health & Rehabilitation. Born July 2, 1928, in Vick, AR, a son of the late Jesse Grider and Rita Stanfield Grider he was a retired millwright, member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. He was the widower of Dollie Mae Anders Grider who died January 14, 2016. They were united in marriage July 28, 1950. Also preceding him in death were brothers Charles Grider and Mack Grider. Survivors are one son Johnny Grider and spouse Paige of Warren, AR. One brother Jerry Grider of Warren, AR. One sister Mildred Grider Ferrell of Warren, AR. Two grandchildren Keri Cater and spouse Brian and Ruston Grider all of Warren, AR. Two great-grandchildren Maylin Cater and Ryker Cater. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 16, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Parker Prospect Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday December 15, at Frazer’s.
Donna Jo Collins Adams
Donna Jo Collins Adams, age 58, of Camden, died December 14, 2016 at her home. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Dorothy Williams. She is survived by her husband, Boyd Adams of Camden; brother, Harvey Edward Williams, Jr. and wife, Terri of Camden; sons, Ben Curtis Collins and wife, Erika and William T. Collins and wife, Faith all of Sanger, TX; stepsons, Jackson Adams and wife, Charlie of Camden, Jess Adams and wife, Christina of Ft. Campbell, KY, and Boyd Adams, Jr. of Camden; and four grandchildren. Graveside service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Memorial Park Cemetery with Brother Richard Merritt officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ouachita County Historical Society.
Rubye Lee Carter Glaze
Rubye Lee Carter Glaze, of Camden, died Monday, December 5, 2016 at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center after a short illness. She was born in Banks, Arkansas. Rubye was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 60 years, Foard A. Glaze; her parents, John and Mattie Carter; her son, Mikey; and five sisters, Ella Mae Finley, Lillie Mann, Sudye Johnson, Nealie Crawford, and Dean Dunn. She is survived by her sons, David Glaze of Little Rock, and Daniel Glaze (Christy) of Camden; her grandchildren, Seth (Dona) Glaze of Sheridan, Dru Glaze of Fayetteville, and Bobby (Lauren) Glaze of Camden; great-grandchildren, Jaycie and Mattie, and numerous nephews and nieces. Some of her happiest moments were when her grandchildren (and grand-dogs) were visiting her. Rubye will be remembered for her beautiful sewing skills, especially those hard-to-tackle alterations of both women’s and men’s clothing. She and Foard owned and operated Perfection Cleaners and Laundry in Camden for many years, and her sewing artistry was a big part of their business there as well. She was an excellent cook, and her family prized her cherry pies, other baked goods, and cornbread dressing. She encouraged the love of cooking in both of her sons. She was always happy when she was outdoors working in her flower garden, and enjoyed her creative side, such as crafting beautifully lacquered Easter eggs and beaded Christmas ornaments. Rubye was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Camden, where many years ago she and Foard helped in caring for the nursery-aged children. She loved her church and in her later years was saddened when she was no longer able to attend because of declining health. Danny, David and her family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 8, at First Baptist Church, followed by a Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. The service will be officiated by Rev. Casey Hough. Interment will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Camden’s First Baptist Church. Rubye Glaze excelled in loving her family as a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and as a trusted, caring and loyal friend to so many. She was a truly fine example to us all on how we should lead our lives. She will truly be missed by those who were blessed to travel her earthly journey with her.
Peggy Woten Patterson Powell
Peggy Woten Patterson Powell died Monday, December 5, 2016 at the age of 99. She was born March 29, 1917, in Iola, Kansas. Ella “Peggy” Woten was the daughter of Emanuel and Enola Langley Woten. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Camden, Arkansas. She was retired from International Paper Compny, Bag Pack Division. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, three husbands, Claude Burkett, Herbert Patterson, and Billy Powell, a daughter, Merlene Burkett Chambliss, three sisters and a brother. She is survived by a great niece, Dee Grant of Olathe, Kansas, and niece Paulene Neal of San Leandany, Bag Pack Division. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, three husbands, Claude Burkett, Herbert Patterson, and Billy Powell, a daughter, Merlene Burkett Chambliss, three sisters and a brother. She is survived by a great niece, Dee Grant of Olathe, Kansas, and niece Paulene Neal of San Leandro, California, as well as many special friends. Visitation will be Friday, December 9, 2016 t Proctor Funeral Home from 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral will be 11:00 AM Saturday, December 10, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church, 313 Greening Street, Camden, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Camden, Arkansas. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Carolyn Virginia Lunday
Carolyn Virginia Lunday Parnell, 78, of Camden, AR went home to her heavenly father on December 4, 2016. She was born October 23, 1938. She joins her husband, Rufus of 57 years and her last words were, I’m going to see him. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Aletha Lunday, and son James Ritchie Parnell, brother Earnest Lunday, sisters, Sylvia Reynolds and Patricia Norman. She leaves to cherish her memory two children, Terese Duckert of Camden, AR and Randall Parnell of Lake Charles, LA; a sister Doris Rosenkampff of Conway, AR four grandchildren, James Ryan Parnell (Holly) of Connecticut, Justin Dale Ducket (Andrea) of Jonesboro, AR, Dr. Reid Cameron Parnell (Cortney), and US Navy Lt. Douglas Ritchie Duckert (McKenzie) of Millington, TN and eleven great-grandchildren. All of her family was with her Thanksgiving Day. She had numerous nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Dr, Joe De Luca for his care over the last few years. Many thanks for the Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice for the wonderful care given the last two weeks of her life. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 9:00-10:00 AM before the service. Funeral service will follow at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 AM with Jonathan Wolfe and Dr. Wade Totty officiating the service. Interment will be in Mt. Horeb Cemetery.
Norman New, Sr.
Norman New, Sr. 68, of Stephens, AR passed away Friday, Decemeber 2, 2016 with his family by his side. He loved his family and enjoyed spending his time outdoors racing cars, hunting, or fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Ann New and parents, Jonie and Flossie Jones New. He is survived by his sons, Norman New, Jr. and fiancee, Shalina Vaughn, Chris New and wife, Denise, and Kevin New and wife, Amanda all of Stephens, AR; grandchild, Amanda Morgan and husband, Brice of Stephens, AR; grandchild, Cody New of Stephens, AR, grandchild, Jessice New of Denton, TX; grandchildren, Lori New, Jonie New, and Hallie New all of Stephens, AR; two great-grandchildren, Chloe Raeann New of Texas and Nayley Morgan of Stephens, AR. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Anthony Needham officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Maxine Hankwitz, age 94 of Camden, AR, died Thursday, December 1, 2016. She was born August 31, 1922 in Mt. View, AR. A daughter of the late Clarence and Essie Anderson. She was a lifelong member of Fairview United Methodist Church, retired from Safeway, where she was employed for many years. She always had a smile on her face, was hard working, kind hearted, and always put others before herself. She was greatly loved and respected by all who knew her. Her sense of humor and love of life influenced everyone who was blessed enough to meet her. She will be missed more than can be expressed. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Arlo; daughter, Karen Hughes; son-in- laws, John Floyd Hughes and Bill Jackson; grandson, John Brooks Hughes; brother, Glen Anderson. Maxine is survived by her daughters, Sue Jackson of Bearden, Dianne Bird and husband Bill of West Palm Beach, FI., sister, Betty Avey; brother Jimmy Anderson and wife, Ruth ; sister-in-law, Nancy Anderson all of Mt View, AR. Grandchildren, Chris Hughes and Cheryl Davis of Camden, Kathy Jackson of Houston, TX, Matthew Jackson of Corpus Christi, TX, Toni Bird of West Palm Beach, FL, 3 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A special thanks to her caregivers, Bobbie Sheffield, Ethel McDonald, Shirley Slaughter and Velinda Ryan. Funeral service will be 2 PM Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend Allen Crum will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 1 PM until service time Sunday at funeral home. Memorials may be made to FUMC.