Trent Edwin Carter
Trent Edwin Carter, 36 of Camden, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at his home. Trent was a 1998 graduate of Camden Fairview High School and a lifelong member of Cullendale First Baptist Church. Trent completed the LPN program at SAU Tech in 1999 and worked as an ER nurse at the Ouachita County Medical Center. Trent joined the United States Army in February, 2006, and served until June, 2011. He achieved the rank of Sgt. serving as an Airborne Calvary Scout. Trent served in Iraq and in Afghanistan as part of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division stationed at Ft. Richardson, Alaska. He received the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the General George S. Patton, Jr. Outstanding Trooper Award and the Purple Heart. In 2016 Trent became EMT certified and worked at EASI Ambulance Service in Pine Bluff. Trent was a vital and beloved member of a vast family who enjoy spending holidays and Summer Camps together. Trent was a Pirate, an Indian Warrior, a Viking, a Bream Derby Champion, a 40 Club Member, a Flag Raiser, a Cat-fisher, a rock skipper……. Trent is survived by his daughter Lexie of Edmond, OK, his parents Thomas and Wendy Carter, his brother Troy Carter and his wife Jenifer, his sister Tracy Wolfe and her husband Jonathan, nieces, nephews, and a host of extended family and friends. Our Trent, our father, our son, our brother, our nephew, our cousin, our friend, our patriot, our soldier boy, our wounded warrior, our hero. We Love You Buddy! A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Cullendale First Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 9:00-10:00 AM before the service.
Curtis Dale Klines
Curtis Dale Klines age 81 of Monticello, AR formerly of Warren, AR died Sunday, April 10th at the Drew County Medical Center in Monticello, AR. He was born November 9th, 1934 in Warren, AR a son of the late Homer Klines and Dora P. Hairston Klines. He was a retired employee with Potlatch Lumber Company with 34 years of service and attended a Pentecostal Church. He was also preceded in death by his spouse Beatrice Atkins Klines , brothers Leon Klines and Buddy McDaniels and a sister Deannie Klines. Survivors include his wife Susie Burns Klines who he married October 9th, 1992. 2 sons Steven Skomp and spouse Christie, Monticello, AR and Charles Skomp, Monticello, AR. 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Graveside services 10:00AM Saturday April 16rd at Willoughby Cemetery with Rev. Victor Hunter officiating. Burial in Willoughby Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.
Lillie M. Looney
Lillie M. Looney, 91 of Camden, AR passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016. She was born November 17, 1924 to William (Bill) And Maudie Woods Bussell. She was retired from Amfuel in Magnolia. She loved to cook for her family and friends and was an avid bowler and bowled in the Women's League at El Dorado until she was 90. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Magnolia, AR. She was preceded in death by her father, William (Bill) Bussell and her mother, Maudie Woods Bussell; two husband, Homer Stinnett and Thomas Looney; son, Ricky Stinnett; eight brothers; and two sisters. Mrs. Looney was survived her son, Larry Stinnett and wife, Linda; daughters, Wanda Beaver and husband, David and Patty Eckert all of Camden, AR; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. The family would like to thank Dr. Amy DeLuca and her staff, Dr. Kumpuris; Doctor's Home Care, Dr. Braden and the OCMC Hospice Staff for taking outstanding care of our mother. The family will be gathering at the home of Wanda and David Beaver. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Eckert officiating. Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Florence Ella Williams
Mrs. Florence Ella Williams, 75 of Camden, AR passed away on Saturday March 26, 2016 at Ouachita County Medical Center. Mrs. Florence Williams leaves to cherish her loving memories to her children Douglas Williams, Clinton Williams, Valerie Wilson, and Sharon Sherman all of Camden, AR, and Rev. Tony Williams of Cordova, TN; brothers Otis Furlow, JR of Kansas, City, KS and Ivory Albert of Cleveland, OH; sisters Susie Pass of Milwaukee, WI and Esther Manley of Cleveland, OH; 21 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 2, 2016 at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Williams officiating. Interment will be held in Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday April 1, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.
Lavon McManus passed away on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016. He was born on November 7, 1930 in Tulip, Arkansas to Bart and Mell (Williams) McManus. He was preceded in death by his parents and two granddaughters; Rachel McManus and Melissa Suel Pennington. He is survived by his wife of sixty four years, Helen Peters McManus; one daughter, Laurie Suel (Greg); two sons, Brent McManus (Karen) and Mark McManus (Shelia); three grandsons, Jason Suel, Wesley McManus and John McManus; five great grandchildren; one sister, Murl Deaton (Tommy); a very special cousin, Betty Leamons and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lavon worked forty four years for International Paper Co. and retired as Pulp Mill manager. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ, his family and his church, Fairview United Methodist where he served faithfully for years in many areas; Church Council, Staff Pastor Relations Committee, Finance Committee, Board of Trustees, United Methodist Men, Chancel Choir and Good Samaritan Food Pantry. Visitation will be 6-8pm Monday, March 28, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home and his funeral service will be 10:00am Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Fairview United Methodist Church with interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Richard L. Young
Richard L. Young, 65 of Camden, AR passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016. He was born August 09, 1950 in Fordyce, AR to Tommy Lee and Annie Jo Dedman Young. He was a 1968 graduate of Fairview High School, a retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 with the 321th MMC and was also retired from Lockheed Martin. He was Assembly of God by faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Annie Jo Young. He is survived by his wife Toni Young; son, Jeremy Young and wife, Sabra all of Camden, AR; daughter, Ashley Young of Fayetteville, AR; brother, Randy Young and wife, Sandra of Collierville, TN; grandchildren, Bryson Young and Savanna Duey both of Camden, AR; nieces, Miranda McDonald and husband, Layne of Collierville, TN; Jennifer Harvey and husband, Ben of Emmett, Idaho; grandnieces; grandnephews; and many other relatives. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home with Rev. Al Womack officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Connie Sue Persley
Mrs. Connie Sue Persley, 62 of El Dorado, AR passed away on Thursday March 17, 2016 in El Dorado, AR. Mrs. Connie Persley was preceded in death by her parents Scott and Claudie Billings. Mrs. Connie Sue Persley leaves to cherish her memories to her loving husband Sylvester Persley of El Dorado, AR; daughters Alicia Williams, Sharetta Persley and Gaberilla McGee all of El Dorado, AR; brothers Clifton Billings of Tulsa, AR, Scott Ray Billings and Delton Billings both of Huttig, AR, Kevin Billings and Cedrick Billings both of Sherwood, AR, Stacy Billings, Phillip Billings, and Jeffery Billings all of El Dorado, AR; sisters Wanda Arron of El Dorado, AR and Pearlie Cannnon of Chicago, IL. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday March 22, 2016 at Mt. Olive AME Church in Huttig, AR with Rev. April Billings officiating. Interment will be held in Batts Chapel Cemetery in Huttig, AR. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until service on Tuesday March 22, 2016 at Mt. Olive AME in Huttig, AR.
Ray Mathus Veazey
Ray Mathus Veazey, age 83, of Godfrey Place, AR, died Wednesday, March 16, at BCMC. Born November 24, 1932 in Johnsville, AR, a son of the late Lavoisier Mathus Veazey and Willie Jeanette Martin Veazey he was a retired boilermaker, member of Palestine Methodist Church, a Shriner, a U.S. Air Force veteran and the widower of Betty Lou Thomason Veazey who died December 31, 2010. They were united in marriage October 18, 1952. Also preceding him in death were sons Gary “Mike” Veazey, Stephen Veazey; sisters Vivian Ferrell, Mary James. Survivors are 3 daughters Pam Veazey, Godfrey Place, AR, Tanya Smith Carter, Monticello, AR, Robin Veazey, Richmond, TX. 1 brother Gene Veazey, Monticello, AR. 14 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Saturday March 19, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Charles Cauley and Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial with flag presentation was in Palestine Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Billy Smith, Danny Smith, Jason Wershiemer, Michael Milliken, Anthony Williams, Kenneth Tawkoyty, B.J. Sivils, Christopher Ray Veazey and Matt Kelly. Honorary pallbearers were Jonathan Smith, Tristan Smith and Hunter Berry.
Elizabeth "Polly" Ozment
Elizabeth “Polly” Ozment age 87, of Warren, AR died Wednesday March 16th at Chapel Woods Nursing Home. She was born August 14th, 1928 in Bradley County, a daughter of the late James Hargraves and Doris Steadman Hargraves. She was a housewife and homemaker, a member of Saline Baptist Church and operated a daycare for kids. Also preceding her in death was her husband William Junious Ozment who died April 21, 1991. Survivors include 3 sons, Bobby Ozment and spouse Donna, Shirley, AR. David Ozment and spouse Kay, Monticello, AR. and Gary Ozment and spouse Pam, Warren, AR. 7 grandchildren Athena Davis, Anthony Ozment, Christy Roberts, Shana Wilson, Shawn Wright, Amanda Ozment and Rebecca Ozment. A host of great-grandchildren and a special cousin and friend Eloise Mann, Warren AR. Funeral service was 2:00 PM Saturday, March 19th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Tim Saunders and Rev. Ray Hearron officiating. Linda Barrett was organist; David York and Hunter Anthony was soloist. Burial was in Saline Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Tony Davis, Bobby Roberts, Shawn Wright, Anthony Ozment, Sammy St. John and Stacy Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Joe H. Wharton, Steve Parnell and Eloise Mann.
Katye Frances Cassell
Katye Frances Cassell of Camden passed away at the Ouachita County Medical Center Friday, March 18, 2016 to be with her heavenly Father. She was born July 14, 1933 in Chidester, AR, the first daughter of Katherine Arnold Cassell and Roy Cassell of Tate’s Bluff Community. She was the first grandchild of Katie Smith Arnold and John Frank Arnold. She is pre-deceased by her parents; grandparents; a brother, William Roy Cassell and a brother-in-law, Herman D. Jones. Ms. Cassell is survived by a sister, JoAnn Cassell Jones of Camden; a niece, Tonya Cassell Allen; a nephew, Mark Cassell; a sister-in-law, Joyce Guesner Cassell, all of West Memphis, AR and an uncle, William Frank Arnold (Frances) of Rogers, AR. She is also survived by very special friends, Emma Jean Wood of Chidester, AR and Ann and Bernard Sarrett of Camden. Frances became a member of Tate’s Bluff Presbyterian Church at an early age and later became a member of First Presbyterian Church of Camden. She was a 1952 graduate of Chidester High School. She attended Henderson Henderson State University Teachers College in Arkadelphia and went on to teach grade school at Tinsman and Home Economics at Chidester High School. She worked as a bookkeeper at First National Bank of Camden, She also worked for C. D. Sanders, C.P.A. and Charles Kriehn, C.P.A. for many years prior to her retirement. Charles and his wife Sue and a coworker Kathy Beaver Robertson were second family to her, adding much pleasure and care to her life. Frances will always be remembered by her sister, JoAnn, family, and friends for so many of her own personal unique ways, especially by her sister, JoAnn who loved her dearly as they were always there for each other through the joy they shared or the tears of sorrow. They were almost inseparable growing up and into their older years. Frances often spoke of having a better place to go as she tried to live each day by the serenity prayer, learning to accept the changes that came to her life. Now as I try to feel joy for her I also feel my sorrow and loss, learning to accept also what I cannot change and knowing she is with God in a better place. JoAnn, family, and friends express a special thanks you to Silver Oaks Rehabilitation for the attention and care given to her and all who visited her to help brighten her days. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Monday. Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2016.
Dorothy Lavelle Johnson Lavigne
Dorothy Lavelle Johnson Lavigne, age 91, of Warren, AR, died Sunday, March 13, at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant, AR. Born June 19, 1924 in Johnsville, AR, a daughter of the late Elgan Taylor Johnson and Drusie Savage Johnson, she was retired from Dixie Dandy, was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and the widow of Richard Lavigne who died February 27, 1987. Also preceding her in death was a daughter Phyllis Ann Davis; brothers Hershel Johnson, Haggard Johnson, Elvis Tracy Johnson; sisters Marcelle Wood, Ginger Culpepper. Survivors are 2 sons Michael Lavigne, Star City, AR, Ricky Lavigne, Midland, MI. 1 daughter Janet Little, Little Rock, AR. 1 brother Levin Johnson (Sue), Monticello, AR. 1 sister Joann Stuart (Whitey), Sherwood, AR. 7 grandchildren Chris Lavigne, Clay Lavigne both of Star City, AR, Tracy Rasdon (Sidney), Mabelvale, AR, Phillip Davis (Sherry), Warren, AR, Karen Little, Little Rock, AR, Audra Lavigne, Midland, MI, Jesse Lavigne (Shannon), Mason, MI. 9 great grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Outlaw Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.
LCPL Cody Jacob Forbush
On March 9th 2016 God called home LCPL Cody Jacob Forbush of Hot Springs, AR. He was born July 15, 1992 in Traverse City MI. He leaves in mourning his dad Bruce James, and mom Wendy Loyd (Rodney); brothers, Jesse Anthony James (Emily) of Warren, AR, Brian Fields, and Justin Bryant of Hot Springs AR; precious nieces Aycelynn and Avenlee; his beloved girlfriend Jade Hays; grandparents, Willene McBride, Robin Bell, and Rowena James; great grandparents Mary Lou Douglas, Laverne and Leon Bell; and also a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He was proceeded in death by grandparents; Pop Joe James, Grandpa Kelly McBride, and Papaw Chester Douglas. He attended school at Warren Public School as a Lumber Jack and later moved to Lakeside School where he graduated as a Ram in 2011. He became a proud Marine in 2012. He was attached to Marine Unit, Det 1 Motor Transport Company Combat Logistics Battalion 453 Combat Logistics Regiment 4, 4th Marine Logistics Group in Texarkana AR. He began working at Garrett Excavation where he was a Dirt Hand/Heavy Equipment Operator in 2014 till present. Funeral service was 4:00 p.m. Tuesday March 15, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Ronald Neely officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist and Matthew Neely was soloist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery with military honors by Frazer’s Funeral Home.
Jackie M. Meadows
Ottis Nale, 88, died March 13, 2016. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. March 28th at Proctor Funeral Home. Services will be 2:00 p.m. March 29th at First Presbyterian Church in Camden.
Jackie M. Meadows
Jackie M. Meadows, 81, of Camden, AR passed away March 7, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Meadows; two brothers, and one sister. She is survived by her son, Dennis Meadows and wife, Lana of Stephens, AR; daughters, Toni Young and husband, Richard; and Lisa Van Assche and husband, Richard all of Camden, AR; grandchildren, Brad Meadows and Bryan Meadows both of Camden, AR, Justin Gill and wife, Leslie of Magnolia, AR, John Gill of McNeil, Denny Meadows and fiancée, Brittany Williams of Stephens, AR, Jeremy Young and wife, Sabra of Camden, AR and Ashley Young of Fayetteville, AR; great-grandchildren, Lexi and Leah Gill of Magnolia, AR, Mason Meadows of McNeil, AR, Bryson Young and Savanna Duey both of Camden, AR, Brayden Meadows of Stephens, AR; two brothers; two sisters; and many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.
Freddie "Eugene" Davis
Freddie “Eugene” Davis, 71, of Camden, AR passed away at his home with his loving family by his side on March 5, 2016. Eugene was born September 19, 1944 in Arkadelphia, AR to William Jeff and Mary Loucile Patterson Davis. He was a member of Eagle Mills Baptist Church. He will be forever loved and forever missed by his family and many others. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Harvey Davis. He is survived by his loving wife, Juanita Davis of 47 years; daughters, Shelia Dickerson and husband, Keith, Lynne Venable and husband, Sam, Anita Womack and husband, Aaron, Rebecca Arnold and husband, Heath, Crystal Melton and husband, Rob, Elizabeth Ashcraft and husband, Wesley; brother, Earl Davis and wife, Gail; brother, Carley Davis and wife, Tina; sister, Effie Nevels and husband, Clark, sister, Kathey Waddell; 12 grandchildren, Dustin Goodwin, Brandon Goodwin, Dylan Dickerson, Chance Womack, Luke Womack, Austin Bradford, Megan Goodwin, Lydia Hurst, Tymathea Venable, Kaitlyn Melton, Alexus Ashcraft, and Haley Ashcraft. Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Morgan and Bro. Jody Tillery officiating. Interment will be in Bluff City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, March 7, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Janet Coddington, age 56, of Chambersville, AR, died Tuesday March 1, at home. Born April 19, 1959, in Dubway, UT, a daughter of the late James Kendrick Coddington and Sarah Dean Outlaw Coddington. She was a graduate of the Warren School District, attended the First Assembly of God in Hampton, AR; and worked at several restaurants. She was also proceeded in death by a brother Freddie Coddington. Survivors are 2 sons Kendrick Neil Fore and spouse Abby, Prescott, AR, Brandon Adams, Guernsey, AR. 2 daughters Sarah Clements, Banks, AR, Amber Coddington, Emmet, AR. 2 brothers Keith (Sonny) Coddington and spouse Debbie, Alexander, AR, Roger Coddington and spouse Diane, Banks, AR. 3 sisters Debra Williams and spouse Mikel, Chambersville, AR, Rita Bickers and Karen Carey both of Wilmar, AR. 7 grandchildren Justin Shewbirt, Lane Comer, Carson Taylor, Jackson Clements, Kash Fore, Kage Fore and Kort Fore. Funeral service was 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Ricky Smith officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and Dottie Smith was soloist. Burial was in Outlaw Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Michael Coddington, Charles Saffold, Dan Outlaw, Jesse Bickers, Jason Haddix and Leonard Paull.