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Carlton Bruce Taylor
Carlton Bruce Taylor of Camden, age 69, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014. He was born May 28, 1944 to David Fletcher and Verna May Hay Taylor. He was preceded in death by his parents, David Fletcher and Verna Hay Taylor; brother, John Taylor; sisters, Rebecca Sue Taylor and Mary Elizabeth Venable. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 39 years, Mary Jo Moseley Taylor; daughter, Beth Kinley and fiancé, Randy Morgan of Stephens, AR; son, Bruce Taylor and wife, Sherry of Camden, AR; grandchildren, Justin Creech, Tiffany Kinley, Leanna Taylor and John Taylor of all of Camden, AR; Taylor Creech and fiancée, Lindsey of Carlsbad, NM, D. J. Kinley and wife, Mary of Phoenix, AZ and Nikki Cavett and husband, Eric of Honolulu, Hawaii; four great grandchildren; and was anxiously awaiting the arrival of a fifth in October; and sister, Joyce Taylor Bettis of El Dorado, AR. Funeral services will be held 2:00 Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Pleasant Ridge Assembly of God with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Reverend Ernest McAdams and Mary Joe Taylor will officiate the services. Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Thomas Lee Ivy
Funeral services for Thomas Lee Ivy will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:0 0 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Hampton, Arkansas. Burial will be at Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Hampton, Arkansas with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Ivy, age 86, of Meridian, MS, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Poplar Springs Nursing Center. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of WWII. Mr. Ivy retired after 30 years with International Paper Company. He was an active member, deacon, and Sunday school teacher at First Assembly of God Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Survivors include sons, Michael D. Ivy and wife, Becky of Rogers, AR, and Terry D. Ivy and wife, Sabina of Meridian; grandchildren, Lisa, Christi, Brandon, Tadd, Steven, and Cara; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; brother, John Ivy of Hampton, AR; sisters, Ann Burson of Hampton, AR, Peggy Norman of Pine Bluff, AR, Bettye Murphy of Monticello, AR, Bobbie Sue Rogers of Hampton, AR; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Ethel Ivy; and brothers, Buddy and Ginn Ivy. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at robertbarhamffh.com. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church. 

Hollis Clanton
Hollis Clanton age 95, of Johnsville, AR died Saturday, April 19, at his home.  He was born August 2nd, 1918 in Johnsville, AR a son of the late Samuel Wesley Clanton and Claudia June Woodward Reaves Clanton.  He was a lifelong tomato farmer,  a graduate of Vick schools, and a member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church.  He was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to deer hunt and turkey hunt the year around, fished when he wanted too and when the farm work started, then he was straight business.   He was also preceded in death by Martha Lavada Harrod Clanton, whom he married July 16th, 1938 and she died May, 6th, 1997.  A son Everett Clanton, brothers; Elmon Clanton, Cason Clanton, Alford Clanton and Clifton Reaves. Sisters; Vashti Temple, Maudie Belle Ferrell, Cora Mae Baker, Nora Ferrell and Ruby Ferrell. Survivors include his son, Randy Clanton and spouse Judy, Hermitage, AR , his daughter Marcia Quimby and spouse Michael, Stonewall, LA.  6 grandchildren Beverly Clanton, Sam Clanton, Randy Clanton, Jr, Sherri Troegel, Darren Clanton and Kaylon Taylor.  10 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services 2:00pm Monday, April 21st at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Johnsville.  Burial in Calvary Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Sunday, April 20th at Frazer’s Funeral Home.

Leona Pearl Reynolds
Leona
Pearl Reynolds, 86 of Hampton, AR passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Born on October 8, 1927 in Locust Bayou, AR, she was the daughter of the late Lee Parr and Ruby Ables Parr. Her husband, Silas Alfred Reynolds; daughter, Judy Reynolds; and brother, Johnny Parr also precede her in death. She is survived by three sons, Jerry (Linda) Reynolds of Camden, AR, Lynn (Beverly) Reynolds of Hot Springs, AR, and Wayne (Donna) Reynolds of Hampton, AR; two sisters, Ola Mae (Ray) Wright of Hampton, AR, and Velma (Homer) Jeffreys of Camden, AR; four grandchildren, Jana Reynolds, Lance (Amy) Reynolds, Kevin (Jeanna Marie) Reynolds, and Jeanna Miller; seven great grandchildren, Kenley Reynolds, Chesney Reynolds, Jackson Reynolds, Cody Reynolds, Kayla Reynolds, Kyton Lowery, and Kaylea Miller. Visitation is from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Antioch Baptist Church in Hampton, AR. The graveside service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Pickett Cemetery. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net .

Larry Nielson Knight
Larry Neilson Knight
, age 66, of Camden, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Ouachita County Medical Center.  He was an auxiliary policeman with the sheriff's office.  He is preceded in death by his parents, James Walker Knight, Sr. and Lillian Nelson Knight; He is survived by his wife, Beverley Knight of Camden; son, Coach Larry Knight, Jr. and wife, Vicki of Harmony Grove; daughter, Lisa Griffis and husband, Gary of Harmony Grove; granddaughters, Kayla Belt and fiancé, Jacob Johnson, Megan Knight and great grandson, Zane Johnson all of Camden, grandchildren, Kathryn Knight, Madeline Knight, Olivia Knight, Isabella Knight, Julia Knight, Jerod Griffis and Hanah Griffis all of Harmony Grove; brother, J. W. Knight and wife, Bernice of Louann and Max Ray Knight and wife, Kay of Oregon; sisters, Helen Orren of Smackover and Betty Smith of Camden; nephew, Scott Sweat of Harmony Grove; several nieces and nephews; and beloved family and friends from all over the country. Funeral service will be 10:00 Monday at Proctor Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 6-9 PM Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Larry Knight, Sr. College Fund for Grandchildren at River Valley Credit Union. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Tony Leon Tullos
Tony Leon Tullos, age 89, of New Edinburg, AR. died Wednesday April 16, at his home. Born December 20, 1924 in Bradley County, AR. a son of the late George Tullos and May Stewart Tullos Butler he was a retired employee for the Arkansas State Highway Department and member of Cowboy Church. Also, preceding him in death was a brother Robert Johnson, sisters Mary Hales, Ruthie Russell, Johnnie Ann Piper and a great grandchild. Survivors are his wife Bonnie Joann Morse Tullos whom he married June 20, 1960. 1 son Jerry Tullos, New Edinburg, AR. 2 brothers Felton Edgin, Warren, AR., J.W. Butler, Dermott, AR. 4 grandchildren Michael Tullos, Jesse Tullos, Kevin Keathley and Wendy Walmsley. 9 great-grandchildren, 2 step great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services 10:00 a.m. Saturday April 19, at Moseley Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday April 18, at Frazer’s.

Hazel Porter Benton
Hazel Porter Benton, age 82, went home to be with the Lord on April 15, 2014. She passed away at Olive Grove Terrace, The Arbors unit after a long battle with Alzheimers. She was born on April 7, 1932 in Dalark, AR. She graduated Valedictorian in 1950 from Fairview High School in Camden, AR. She went to work at Ouachita Electric Cooperative in 1954 and held numerous positions until her retirement in 1994. She was a long time member of Immanuel Baptist Church for 69 years. Hazel was preceded in death by her first husband, Carroll Dean Porter; her second husband, Paul S. Benton of Camden, AR; her parents, Homer and Hattie Amis of Camden, AR; and her father and mother in law, Carl Porter of Sparkman, AR and Edith Porter of Camden, AR. Hazel is survived by her daughter, Vicki Porter Dilworth and her husband, Lucian of Olive Branch, MS; two grandsons, Chris Jeffus and wife, Keena of Little Rock, AR and Jeff Dilworth and wife, Susan of El Dorado, AR; two granddaughters, Kenna Jeffus and life partner, Tonya Elrod of Olive Branch, MS and Amy Fowler and husband, Cory of Pittsburgh, PA; and eleven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, William (Bill) Amis and wife, Betty of Culver City, CA; two nieces, Pam Burkett and husband, Steve of Venture, CA and Patti Massey of Marina del Rey, CA; two great nieces, two great nephews, and two great-great nephews as well as a host of other family and friends. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at Proctor Funeral Home followed by interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.

John Kenneth  Grayson
John Kenneth Grayson, age 91 of Camden, AR died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Camden. Mr. Grayson was born April 18, 1922 in Chidester, AR, the son of Albert and Clara Rogers Grayson. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Camden. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by seven sisters and one brother. Survivors include his wife, Edith Grayson of Camden; sons, Larry Grayson of Little Rock, AR, and Ken Grayson of Hooks, TX; daughter, Glenda Dunn and husband, Jimmy of Camden; granddaughter, Kimberly Dunn; grandsons, Cody Grayson and Adam Grayson; and great-grandchildren, Colby Grayson, Colton Grayson, and Aiden Grayson. Funeral services for Mr. Grayson will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 18, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Richard Piles officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 6 until 8 PM at the funeral home.  Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  

Charles Michael Tidwell
Charles Michael Tidwell, 59, of Fordyce died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He was born November 1, 1954 in Camp Lejeune, NC. He was retired from the United States Marine Corp having served in the Vietnam War. He is preceded in death by one sister, Debra Cranford. He is survived by his wife, Connie Tidwell of Fordyce; one daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Robert John Harris of Sheridan; parents, Charles and Loraine Tidwell of Fordyce; three brothers, Ellis Tidwell of Fordyce, Terry Tidwell of Warren, and John Tidwell of Little Rock; two grandchildren, Haylea Harris and Robert Michael Harris both of Sheridan. Visitation will be Wednesday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday at Benton Funeral Home with Rev. Nick Flowers officiating. Burial will follow at McCoy Cemetery in New Edinburg. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

George Washington Word
George Washington Word, Jr., 68, of Camden, AR passed away April 13, 2014 at Ouachita County Medical Center. He was born in Camden on January 15, 1946 to the late George and Lillie May Word. George was a loving husband; father; grandfather; brother; and a great friend to many. He loved the Lord and his family. He loved the outdoors, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. He was owner of Word Construction. He was preceded in death by his Parents, George Washington Word, Sr. and Lillie Mae Davis Word; and his brother, James Buster Word. He is survived by his wife, Paula Word of Camden, AR; son, Leslie Word and wife, Melissa of El Dorado, AR; step-son, Robin Hicks and wife, Kim of Suffolk, VA; step-son, Kevin Hicks and wife, Manisha of Little Rock, AR; step-daughter, Rachel Jones and husband, Ryan of Hot Springs, AR; Grandson, Christian Word of El Dorado, AR; Step-granddaughter, Presley Jones of Hot Springs, AR; Step-grandson, Dylan Hicks of Camden, AR; step-grandson Mason Hicks of Suffolk, VA; brother, Jerry Word and wife, Marie; sisters, Hazel Leamons and Louis Larkins and husband, Gerald all of Camden, AR. Visitation will be Monday, April 14, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Proctor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church with Reverend Don Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Word Cemetery in Harmony Grove, AR. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Word, Frank Bearden, Scott Eads, Stacy Ledbetter, Gary Pennington, Russell Price, Rocky Sullivan, Pat Foster and Honorary Pallbearer Jim May. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 319 Hwy 278 East, Camden, AR 71701.

Sarah Jane Mason Hopkins
Sarah
Jane Mason Hopkins, 67, of Fordyce died Saturday April 12, 2014 at St. John's Place in Fordyce. Born September 16, 1946 at El Dorado, she was a daughter of the late William Ella and Eliza Bell Douglas Mason. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Hopkins. She is survived by her children, Debra Lawson of Alma, William D. Taylor of Fordyce, Gregory Shane Taylor of Alma, Janel Benites of Fordyce, Joline Launius of Hampton; sisters Barbara McGarity of El Dorado, Sandra Meyers of Nashville, AR; grandchildren, Edward Wayne Hall, Jr. of Ft. Smith, Colton Launius of Hampton, Hope Launius of Hampton, Tristan Launius of Hampton, Teresa Benites of Fordyce, Sarah Benites of Fordyce, Andrea Benites of Fordyce; seven great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B.L. Blann officiating. Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery near El Dorado with Rev. Kevin Dunn officiating. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net

Jean Wright Harrod
Jean Wright Harrod, age 84, of Ingalls, AR. died Saturday April 12, at Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs, AR. Born August 5, 1929 in Bradley County, AR. a daughter of the late Charles Ellis Wright and Birdie Holmes Wright, she was a retired sales clerk, homemaker, a Primitive Baptist and the widow of Jack D. Harrod who died October 21, 2004. They were united in marriage July 4, 1945. Also preceding her in death were brothers William F. Wright, Charles “Punch” Wright and a sister Eva Smith. Survivors are 2 sons Donald Wright Harrod and spouse Sandy, Hot Springs, AR., Larry W. Harrod and spouse Judy, Temple, GA. 1 sister Sue Reynolds, Blytheville, AR. (formerly of Jersey, AR.), 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services 10:00 a.m. Tuesday April 15, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Union Hill Cemetery at Ingalls, AR. by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday April 14, at Frazer’s.

Frances A. Smith
Frances A. Smith age 79, of Warren, AR died Friday, April 11th, at the St. Vincent’s Infirmary in Little Rock, AR.  She was born August 13th, 1934 in Brown, Oklahoma a daughter of the late John Dewey Burr and Florence Evelyn Stintson Burr. She was retired from LaDonna’s Sports Ware and a member of the Church of Christ, she loved to cook and was a excellent quilter which was her enjoyment.  Also preceding her in death was her husband William Lee “Billy” Smith whom she married May 30, 1951 in Durant, OK and he died January 5th, 2013, 3 brothers M. J. Burr, J.W. Burr and J.C. Burr and a sister Bernice Childs. She is survived by 4 sons,  Jimmy Ray Smith and spouse Anne, Billy Potts Smith and spouse Karen, and Keith Allen Smith and spouse Beverly all of Warren, AR.  Jerry Don Smith and spouse Joyce, Monticello, AR.  A daughter Carolyn Smith Ashcraft and spouse John Ed, Pansy, AR.   A brother Raymond Burr, Ft. Worth, TX and 3 sisters Irene Binns, Little Rock, AR and Mildred Proctor, Dallas, TX and Elsie Britton.  13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services were 4:00pm Saturday, April 12th at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Charles Wooley officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Jeremy Smith, Jarrod Smith, Sam Smith, Brian Smith, Christopher Smith and Buddy Ray Burr. 

Rodney Pepper
Rodney Pepper, 46, died April 9th, 2014 at his home in Little Rock, AR. Rodney was born February 26, 1968 to Joyce and Barry Pepper of Union, AR.  He graduated from Fairview High School and was employed as a department Manager of "Fresh Foods" in Little Rock, AR.  He also served as "Counselor in training" at substance abuse centers in the area.  Rodney was a member and follower of the Church of Christ. Rodney was preceded in death by his father, Barry Pepper; brother, Charles Pepper; grandparents, Louie and Agnes Graves and aunt, Christine Wood.  Survivors include his mother, Joyce Marion; stepfather, Lonzo Marion; fiancée, Louise Hogan; aunt, Judy Williams (Larry); and many cousins and friends. Visitation will be 6-8 PM Monday at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden, AR.  Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the funeral home followed by burial in Mt. Horeb Cemetery.  Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  

Worner Neal Hodge
Worner
Neal Hodge, 75 of Hampton, died Wednesday April 9, 2014. He was born November 17, 1938 in Beedeville, Arkansas to the late Erna and Alma Carlton Hodge. He was preceded in death by his wife Lacretia Mabry Hodge; two brothers Robert Hodge and Erna Junior Hodge, and two sisters Mary Louise Pennington and Betty Faye Stott. He is survived by his son Ronnie Moore of El Dorado; his daughter Crissy and husband Greg Roberson of Hampton; three sisters, Joyce Oakley of El Paso, Arkansas, Ann and husband Dan McGee of Beedeville, and Sondra and husband David Abney of Beedeville; three grandchildren, Eric Chase Moore of El Dorado, Joshua Wayne and wife Heather Simmons of Hampton, and James David Simmons of Hampton; and one great-granddaughter Alexis Jade Simmons of Hampton. Visitation will be Friday morning from 10AM until 11AM at Hampton Church of Christ. Funeral services will follow at 11AM. Burial will be at Means Cemetery near Hampton. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net .

Vera Mae Bradshaw Fielder
Vera Mae Bradshaw Fielder, age 93 of Camden, AR died Tuesday, April 08, 2014 in Ft. Smith, AR. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Olin Fielder; and her parents, C. H. “Sonny” and Hattie Mae Crowell Bradshaw. Survivors include her son, Ron Fielder and wife, Rita of Texarkana, AR; and daughter, Sue Stanley of Booneville, AR; grandsons, Randy Gilmore and wife, Heather of El Dorado, AR and Chris Gilmore of Booneville, AR; great grandchildren, Austin Gilmore of Booneville, AR and Kylie and Treyton Gilmore both of El Dorado, AR; brother, James Bradshaw of Locust Bayou, AR. Funeral services for Mrs. Fielder will be 10:00 AM Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church with burial in Lakeside Cemetery.  Bro. Don Phillips will officiate the services.  Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church.

Dan Norris Beard
Dan Norris Beard, 75, of Bearden died Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born February 2, 1939 in Bearden, Arkansas. Dan was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bearden, and a US Army veteran. He also owned and operated Beard's Slightly Used Cars in Bearden. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cleo Jesse Beard and Nellie Frazier Beard St John; daughter, Dana Beard; and one sister, Cleatie Williams. He is survived by his wife, Paula Beard of Bearden; two sons and daughters-in-law, Cleo and Shannon Beard of Bearden, Bryan and Wendy Kauffer of Benton, LA; one brother, Buddy Beard of Stephens; one sister, Patricia Pennington of Bearden; six grandchildren, Jacob Stockslager of Hope, Abbey Beard of Bearden, Ryan Martin of Benton, LA, Emma Beard of Bearden, Alex Kauffer of Benton, LA, and Noah Beard of Bearden. Visitation will be Wednesday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Bearden. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Bearden with Rev. Andy Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Moss Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce/Bearden. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Curtis Aubrey Phillips
Curtis Aubrey Phillips, 88, of Camden, AR, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Ouachita Nursing and Rehab. He was born in Delhi, LA to Curtis and Annie Nara Bradford Phillips. He was raised in El Dorado, AR. He was a highly decorated World War II Army Veteran. He was retired from the United States Army and from Pine Bluff Arsenal/ NCTR from 1963-1988. Served as deacon with Centennial Baptist Church and Eastside Baptist Church both of Pine Bluff, AR and Sunny Gap Baptist Church, Conway, AR.  Gideon for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Leona Phillips of Camden, AR; son, Kenneth Aubrey Phillips of Camden, AR; daughter, Martha Carothers of North Little Rock, AR; sister, Elizabeth Criswell of North Little Rock, AR; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Margie Robinson of Oak Grove, LA; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Calvary Baptist Church, Camden, AR. Burial will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Mount Carmel Cemetery, Eudora, AR. Brother Don Phillips, Brother Charles Simpson, Brother Leroy Jones officiating.  Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Worner Neal Hodge
Worner
Neal Hodge, 75 of Hampton, died Wednesday April 9, 2014. He was born November 17, 1938 in Beedeville, Arkansas to the late Erna and Alma Carlton Hodge. He was preceded in death by his wife Lacretia Mabry Hodge; two brothers Robert Hodge and Erna Junior Hodge, and two sisters Mary Louise Pennington and Betty Faye Stott. He is survived by his son Ronnie Moore of El Dorado; his daughter Crissy and husband Greg Roberson of Hampton; three sisters, Joyce Oakley of El Paso, Arkansas, Ann and husband Dan McGee of Beedeville, and Sondra and husband David Abney of Beedeville; three grandchildren, Eric Chase Moore of El Dorado, Joshua Wayne and wife Heather Simmons of Hampton, and James David Simmons of Hampton; and one great-granddaughter Alexis Jade Simmons of Hampton. Visitation will be Friday morning from 10AM until 11AM at Hampton Church of Christ. Funeral services will follow at 11AM. Burial will be at Means Cemetery near Hampton. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net .

Gennie Ellon Steelman
Gennie Ellon Steelman, a 90 year-old native of Arkansas and resident of Mobile passed away, Saturday. She was a dedicated homemaker who loved to cook for her family. She excelled in sewing and won awards for her tedious handwork. She made Christmas aprons for all the ladies in the family and then began making satin pillow cases for family and friends. Her most celebrated keepsake was an heirloom christening set for which she won competitive recognition. Her loving and caring spirit led her into nursing. Her forte was caring for orthopedic patients. She ended her nursing career by working in a pediatric clinic. William A. Steelman, her husband of 70 years, preceded her in death. She cherished their time together.They laughed a lot! She is survived by her two daughters: Ann Kilgore (Larry) of Mobile, AL and Linda Kilgore (Terry) of Paris, TX; five grandchildren: Leigh Ann Hans (Chuck) of Land O' Lakes, FL, Greg Kilgore (Stossley) of Longview, TX; Robert Kilgore (Lynn) of Mobile, AL; Todd Kilgore (Kim) of Pleasant Hill, MO and Holly Losey (Nick) of Dallas, TX; nine great-grandchildren: Elizabeth and Ashleigh Hans; Bethany, Hunter and Abby Kilgore; Willian and Wesley Kilgore; Tristan Kilgore; Reagan Losey and was awaiting the arrival of another great-granddaughter: sister, Vernie Rogers of Hampton, AR. Funeral services were held at the Chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Mobile on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10 am. Graveside services will be 11 AM Saturday at New Hope Cemetery near Hampton. While she will be missed by her family, there is great peace in knowing that she now sits at the feet of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The family would appreciate donations be made to the Dawes First Baptist Church, 3941 Dawes Road, Mobile, AL 36695. Graveside arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce.

Chris Perry
Chris Perry age 48, of Warren, AR died Sunday, April 6th as a result of a tragic automobile wreck.  He was born May 4th, 1965 in Bradley County AR, a son of Mittie Faye Perry, Hermitage, AR and the late Jesse Walter Perry.  Also preceding him death was his daughter Hannah Perry, who also died in the car wreck, and a brother Lee Perry. Chris was a hard working and very devoted family man, he never met a stranger and Chris would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.   Chris was his daughter Hannah’s biggest fan and supporter in life and racing, and supported his sons equally as well.  He was a member of the Hermitage Baptist Church, was owner and operator of Perry’s Lawn service for 35 years and owned and operated Chris Perry Farms for 6 years affiliated with OK Foods. He is also survived by his wife Jennifer Nicholson Perry whom he married Sept. 3rd, 1994.  2 sons Nicholas Perry and Anthony Creamer both of Warren, AR.  2 sisters Linda Wyman and spouse Richard, Peggy Huenerberg and spouse Jerry all of Houston, TX.  2 brothers, James Ronald Perry and spouse Jane, Conway, AR; and Terry Perry and spouse Toni, of Houston, TX.  A sister-n-law Karen Perry, New Edinburg, AR.  A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services 2:00pm Wednesday, April 9th at Frazer’s Chapel.  Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Tuesday, April 8th at Frazer’s.

Hannah Elizabeth Faye Perry
Hannah Elizabeth Faye Perry age 15, of Warren, AR died Sunday, April 6th with her father Chris Perry in a tragic wreck.  She was born January 14th, 1999 in Bradley County, AR a daughter of Jennifer Nicholson Perry, Warren AR and the late Christopher Dean Perry.  Hannah was a homeschooled student, a very smart and beautiful young lady. She enjoyed working side by side with her dad.  She had a passion for dirt track racing, and on any given Saturday night during racing season, you would find Hannah and her dad at the track getting ready to race her car- #13H.  Hannah was a Bradley County 4H member; she has received many awards plus 4H member of the year in 2010.  She also won many best of show and blue ribbons at the Bradley County Fair. Surviving other than her mother, 2 brothers Nicholas Perry and Anthony Creamer both of Warren, AR.   Her paternal grandmother Mittie Faye Perry, Hermitage, AR. and a maternal grandmother Nancy Nicholson, Warren, AR. 5 aunts, Linda Wyman and spouse Richard, Peggy Huenerberg, and spouse Jerry all of Houston, TX.  Kristina Johnson and spouse David, Warren, AR.  Amy Binns and spouse Joey, Sr.  New Edinburg, AR and Karen Perry, New Edinburg, AR.  2 uncles James Ronald Perry and spouse Jane, Conway, AR and Terry Perry and spouse Toni, Houston, TX.  A host of great aunts, uncles, cousins and many many friends. Funeral services 2:00pm Wednesday, April 9th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial Pleasant Valley Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Tuesday, April 8th at Frazer’s.

John R. Pittman
John R. Pittman, Sr., 92, of Chidester, AR died on April 5, 2014.  He was born September 13, 1921 in Mt. Vernon, TX.  He was the son of Aaron Alexander Pittman and Pennie Mae Smallwood Pittman.  He was an Army Veteran of World War II (1942-1946).  He retired from Montsanta Chemical.  He loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, J. T., Aaron C. “Chuck”, James “Dub”, and Edward “Red” Pittman; two sisters, Violet Marie Pittman and Ruth Slaughter; three sons, John “Junior”, Donald, and Larry Pittman; one granddaughter, Tina; one step-granddaughter, Tabatha and her twin brother Tony Hodges; and one stepson, Randy Padgett. He is survived by his wife Mabel Pittman of Chidester, AR; three sons, Raymond Pittman and his wife, Dianne of Bryant, AR, Billy Pittman and his wife, Tanya of El Dorado, AR, Danny Pittman and his wife, Donna of Eustace, TX, fourteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one stepson, Spike Dietrich of Telluride, CO; five step-grandchildren; two sister, Evy Harris of Texas City, TX and Mary Lou Dean of El Dorado, AR; and one brother, Jerry Pittman of Smackover, AR.The family would like to give special thanks to two grandsons that took special care of Papaw Pittman: Joey and Kenny Pittman. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home 11:00 to 12:30 Tuesday, April 8, 2014 followed by graveside services at Holleman Cemetery at 1:00.  To sign the online guest register visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com

Jayshawn and Trayshawn King
On August 10, 2010, Bobby and Tia Dumas King welcomed the birth of a bouncing brown bubble of joy they named Jayshawn. A little over a year later on November 29, 2011, they welcomed the birth of another bubble of joy, Trayshawn.They were happy babies who brought added joy to lives of those they touched. Smiling is what they did best. They had characteristics and traits like “twins” if you saw one, you saw the other. They were inseparable, even at death. At tender ages they never met a stranger. Great big smiles, lots of hugs and kisses were their trademark.Being raised in a Christian home and having a father who was called into the ministry, they learned how to pray. When most children their age marveled at cartoons, Jayshawn and Trayshawn were interested in listening to quartet music and watching music videos of gospel legend Lee Williams. Jayshawn was a nibbler and picky eater, while Trayshawn ate everything. Fruit was a favorite delight of the two of them and they loved trucks.   On Friday, April 4, 2014, Jayshawn and Trayshawn slept into the heavens. Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? He who has clean hands and a pure heart. Psalm 24:3-4. They were welcomed home by their grandfather, John Wesley King; their uncle, James E. King; great-grandparents, John King, Jr., Charlie Burnell, Jilvie and Ledoshie Jenkins, Arlene and Onnie Gibson. They will be missed by many. Even though their life was short they touched many people and the world will be a little less bright with them gone. Jayshawn and Trayshawn leave precious memories in the hearts of their parents, Bobby and Tia Dumas King; one sister, Taukearah Dumas; grandparents, Shirley Thrower of Rockford, IL, Catherine and Robert Burnell of Camden, AR; great-grandparents, Earline King of Sparkman, AR and Gennella Burnell of Camden, AR; six aunts, Precilla (Winfred) Thomas of Camden, AR, Lakesha Burnell of Camden, AR, Tarsha Burnell of Little Rock, AR, Temaka Burnell of Little Rock, AR, Erica (Rev. Lewis) Smith of Camden, AR, Carolyn Kincade of Sparkman, AR; seven uncles, Jerry Burnell of Camden, AR, David Dumas of El Paso, TX, Otis Dumas of Monticello, AR, Jeffery Burnell of Camden, AR, Eric Lewis of Camden, AR, Michael King of Rockford, IL, and Hershel Thrower of San Diego, CA; along with a legion of great aunts, uncles and cousins. A service of remembrance will be shared with friends on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Sparkman, AR. Rev. Roy Owens will serve as the celebrant. Interment will be in Harmony Community Cemetery, Sparkman, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers contributions and memorials can be made to the King Family Memorial Fund at any Summit Bank location.

Jamye Snider Crain
Jamye Snider Crain, 93, of Camden, died Friday morning, April 4, 2014.  She was born on April 11, 1920, in Stephens, AR.  She married Wilbur Lee Crain, of Childress, TX, in 1938. She was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church where she also volunteered at the Daffodil festival every year.  She was a member of several bridge clubs and loved playing dominos.   She enjoyed cooking and entertaining family and guests in her home. Anytime anyone visited, she was always ready for a “tea party” and had something sweet to eat and a cup of coffee on hand.  She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing with her choral group at local nursing homes. Jamye was very thoughtful and was known for sending single red roses to friends in the community. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Wilbur Lee Crain; her parents, Tip and Esther Cox Snider; and two sisters, Marcille Young and Lerlene Primm.  Survivors include three sons, Larry Crain and wife, Martha of Houma, LA; Dr. Don Crain and wife, Susanne of Mechanicsville, VA; Steve Crain and wife, Ramona of Camden; one sister, Patricia Snider Haney (J.O.) of Bulverde, TX; 10 Grandchildren, Greg Crain (Shelley) of Houma, LA; Renee Crain Geile (Ken) of Ballwin, MO; Eric Crain (Dee Dee), of Mechanicsville, VA; Alex Crain (Aileen) of Mechanicsville, VA; Jamye Crain Tickle (Todd) of Mechanicsville, VA; Jon Crain (Julie) of Powhatan, VA; Josh Crain (Brandi) of New Kent, VA; Elizabeth Crain Griffin (Tim) of Little Rock; Katherine Crain Vicars (Jason) of Alpharetta, GA; Austin Crain of Little Rock; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 06, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm. Monday afternoon, April 07, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home with Dr. Wade Toddy officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International.  

Mary Robertson McLendon
Mary Robertson McLendon, 82, our sweet Godly mother, of Camden, AR went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 03, 2014.  She was born October 18, 1931 in Camden, AR to Clyde and Nedra Russell Robertson.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond "Buck" McLendon; her parents, Clyde and Nedra Russell Robertson; mother and father-in-law, Ray and Roxie McLendon; sisters-in-law, Ronell McLarkey and Betty Wilson; and son-in-law, David Coates.  She is survived by her daughters, Karolyn Morrison and husband, Richard of Camden, AR, Kathy Danley and husband, Gary of El Dorado, AR, Rachel Gutting and husband, Steve of Mt. Home, AR and Rosemary McLendon of Jackson, MS; her son, David Betts and wife, Linda of Florence, MS; thirteen grandchildren; and twenty great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, April 07, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church with burial in Furr Cemetery.  Brother Don Phillips will officiate the services.  Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.  Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  The family would like to thank the Ouachita County Medical Center, Ouachita Hospice and Ouachita Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund.

Shelton Anthony Payne
Shelton Anthony Payne, 71,  passed away on April 1, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was born June 13, 1942 in Camden. Shelton attended Fairview High School.  He was known as an outstanding athlete and friend to many dear classmates. He was a member of the National Guard. He worked for Bearden Butane, then lived in Baytown, TX, Hot Springs and Camden. He was a member of Unity Missionary. Proceeded in death by his son, Michael Payne, parents, Imogene Sanders Reed and Fleetwood "Shorty" Reed,  brother, Durwood Reed and father, Henry Anthony Payne. Survived by daughter, Laura Tuberville (Kevin Tuberville),  granddaughters, Alaina and Ashlyn Tuberville of Mountain Home, AR,  grandson, Walter Payne of Bossier City, LA, brothers, Dicky Reed (Clea Reed) of Austin, TX and Terry Reed of Sealy, TX, sister, Brenda Ponzio (Benny Ponzio) of Bryan, TX, also many loved nephews, nieces and cousins. Memorial Service will be at Unity Missionary Baptist Church on May 3, 2014 at 2:00 with Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating. 

 

Mary Juanita Long
Mary Juanita Long, 79, of Camden, Arkansas went to be with our Lord April 1, 2014 at 8:15 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Rose Ella Shrader of Cauthron, Arkansas; her husband, Huey P. Long of Cale, Arkansas; her eldest daughter, infant Victoria Darlene Long; and a brother, William “Billy” Shrader of San Jose, California; She leaves behind her children, Richard P. Long (Imelda) of Guam; Brenda Barnhill of Camden, Arkansas and Lynn Hall of Camden, Arkansas; her grandchildren, Angela Barnhill of Houston, Texas, Tessa Meeks of Camden, Arkansas, Michelle Rodeck (Chris) of Lansing, Illinois, Miranda Jeeninga (Donald) of Camden, Arkansas, and Joshua Williams of Delight, Arkansas; eight great-grandchildren, Chris, Jazmyn, Jacob, Sean, Hannah, Brenden, Charlie and Alana. She also has a multitude of friends and relatives. The family has decided to have a private service

Wayne N. Rogers
Wayne N. Rogers, 84, of Camden was born April 1, 1930 and died April 1, 2014 at Silver Oaks Nursing Center in Camden.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Aylmer H. and Bessie Rogers Hall; sister and brother-in-law, Emogene and Omer Knight; and brothers, John E. Rogers and Horace Rogers. He is survived by his wife, Billie Tidwell Rogers; two sons, Steve Rogers and wife, Debbie and Randy Rogers and wife, Terrica; daughter, Deanie Tate and husband, Troy all of Camden; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Bethesda Cemetery.  Rev. David Tate will officiate the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethesda Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 395 Ouachita 47, Camden, AR  71701.  Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  

Aileen Partee Silliman
Aileen Partee Silliman, 92, of Camden, died Monday morning, March 31, 2014.  She was born November 06, 1921, in Stephens, AR. She graduated from Camden High School and attended Hendrix College.  She married Walter Lee Silliman of Camden, in 1940.  She and her husband owned and operated South Arkansas Music Company for 54 years and were also co-owners of Silliman Furniture Company. She was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church where she served as an honorary member of the Administrative Board, and was a charter member of the Al Rose Sunday School Class. Aileen was a Life Member of the Camden Junior Auxiliary and was a member of the New Century Club. She played in several bridge clubs, which was her favorite pastime. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Walter Lee Silliman; her parents, Dr. and Mrs. N. G. Partee; and two brothers, Edwards Partee and Bob Partee. Survivors include son, Walter E. "Wally" Silliman and wife, Sarah of Camden; daughter, Peggy Fenwick and husband, Dick of Camden, and daughter, Virginia Walls and husband, Alan of Paragould.  Grandchildren, Lynley Aileen Fenwick Summers of Camden, Stephen Silliman (Natasha) of Boston, MA, Caroline Laney Snodgrass (Patrick) of Fayetteville, Allison Silliman Sweeney (Brad) of Little Rock, Lindsey Laney Ward (Bret) of Little Rock, Tracy Fenwick Isley (Ben) of Plano, TX, Craig Walls of Paragould, Christina Walls of Memphis, TN, and Ashley Walls of Little Rock.  Great-grandchildren, Jessica Summers of Conway, Christian Walls of Paragould, Sophie Snodgrass of Fayetteville, Alex Summers of Ward and Averie Summers of Sherwood. In 2013, Aileen was honored by the Arkansas Chapter of the American Heart Association by being chosen as one of ten survivors highlighted during the annual "Go Red For Women" campaign. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning, April 03, 2014 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Buddy Ratliff officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund at First United Methodist Church.

Majorie Howsen Adair
Marjorie Howsen Adair age 87, of Warren, AR died Tuesday, April 1st at the Bradley County Medical Center.  She was born February 22, 1927 in Bradley County AR, a daughter of the late Grady Hamilton Howsen and Annie Zelma Horn Howsen. She was a retired C & A nursing assistant for over 20 years with Wagon Place Nursing Home and a member of Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church and the widow of the late Marvin Edgar Adair and Richard Marion Sutton. Also preceding her in death were sisters Zelma Bailey and Onnie Mae Evans. Survivors include a son Glynn Adair of Warren, AR and a daughter Marilyn Russell of Warren, AR. A brother J. G. Howsen of Warren, AR and 2 sisters Shirley Ann Lee and Lee Ila Dawkins both of Warren, AR. 5 grandchildren Richard Russell and spouse Kelly, Brandie Davis and spouse Calvin, Heather Young and spouse Joe, Ashley Courtney and spouse Aaron and Holly Adair and friend Cody Curry.  9 great-grandchildren. Graveside services 10:00AM Friday, April 4th at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6 pm till 8pm Thursday, April 3rd at Frazer’s.

Grady "Pants" Beeson
Grady "Pants" Beeson, 81, of Donaldson died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Courtyard Gardens Nursing Home in Arkadelphia. He was born April 29, 1932 in Calhoun County, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Dugan Beeson and Alice Earnest Beeson; three brothers, John, Sam and George Beeson; two sisters, Mary Dean Jones and Joann Skipper. He is survived by one son, Grady (Joanna) Beeson of Houston, TX; three daughters, Ginger (Johnny) McCaleb of Little Rock, Frances (Donny) Cannon of Friendship, Maria (Bobby) Brinsfield of Hot Springs; two sisters, Earnestine Graves of Bearden, Jenny Fowler of Dayton, OH; fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce with funeral services beginning at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow at Earnest Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhom.net.

Fannie Annette Sinclair Blakinship
Fannie Annette Sinclair Blankinship, age 80, of Warren, AR. died Friday March 28, at J.R.M.C. Born August 12, 1933 in Ingalls, AR. a daughter of the late Raymond Franklin Sinclair and Mary Ellen Temple Sinclair she was a homemaker, member First Assembly of God Church and the widow of H.C. Blankinship. Also, preceding her in death were brothers Ira Saunders, William Harbour, Thomas Harbour, Johnnie Sinclair; sisters Hazel Mann, Mae Milholland and Iona Jester. Survivors are 3 sons Paul Beard and spouse Terry, Tillar, AR., Stephen Sinclair, El Dorado, AR., Bubba Laws, Warren, AR. 2 daughters Paulette Scott and spouse Johnny, Carrolton, TX., Pam Harton and spouse Lester, Warren, AR. 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Monday March 31, Frazer’s Chapel. Burial Antioch Cemetery near Hamburg by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday March 30, at Frazer’s.

Lou Ella Thompson
Lou Ella Thompson age 97 of New Edinburg, AR died Thursday, March 27th at Chapel Woods Nursing Home in Warren.  She was born August 29th, 1916 in New Edinburg, AR a daughter of the late Charles Edward Huddleston and Sallie Barnett Huddleston.  She was a housewife and homemaker, a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church and the widow of Sherman Thompson whom she married in 1934 and he died in 1977.  Also preceding her in death was a daughter Beverly Weeks, brothers Maurice Huddleston, Johnny Huddleston, Leonard Huddleston and Roy Huddleston.  Sisters Illa Harrelson and Libbie Fisher. Survivors include 3 daughters Norma Hensley, New Edinburg, AR, Helen May and spouse Bill, Maple Valley, Washington and Elizabeth Marks and spouse Ron, Bryant, AR. 1 half-brother Aubrey Huddleston, New Edinburg, AR.  2 sisters Sallie Wolfgang, New Edinburg, AR and Mildred Gwenn, Kingsland, AR, a son-n-law James Weeks, New Edinburg, AR. 10 grandchildren  Debra Clanton and spouse Mark, Warren, AR, Kenneth Hensley and spouse Tammy, New Edinburg, AR, Michael Hensley and spouse Beth, Hermitage, AR, Jeffery May and spouse Kim, Freemont, CA, Gregory May and spouse Katie, Seattle , WA, Carla McDougald and spouse Marty, Hermitage, AR, Sheila Keen and spouse Mike, Bryant, AR,  Jamie Weeks and spouse Jena, Blytheville, AR, Mark Weeks and spouse Kristen, New Edinburg, AR and Terry Weeks and spouse Amy, Steele, MO. 19 great-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 2:00pm Sunday, March 30th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Dwayne Ashcraft officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist was Jennifer Jones. Burial in Reaves Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Kenny Hensley, Michael Hensley, Jamie Weeks, Mark Weeks, Terry Weeks, Kevin Hensley and Alex Hensley. Honorary pallbearers were Bill May and James Weeks. 

Aubrey Eugene "Jack" Forrest
Aubrey Eugene “Jack” Forrest  age 90, of Hermitage, AR died Thursday, March 27th at the Bradley County Medical Center.  He was born February 3rd, 1924 in Ingalls, AR.  He was a 21 year veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in WWII and the Korean Conflict, he worked for the United States Post office in Little Rock, AR, was a member and a Deacon at Saline Baptist Church and in his later years worked for Delta Counseling in Warren assisting with the elderly.  Also preceding him in death were spouses Marian Kathleen Cronin Forrest, whom he married May 25, 1946 and she died February 26th, 1993 and Marcella Forrest who died in 2009.   Survivors include 2 sons, Ronald Forrest and spouse Cheryl, Minneapolis, Min, Larry Forrest and spouse Chrisenda, Lees Summit, MO.  3 daughters Sharon Simpson and spouse Tom, Independence, MO, Gail McGuran, Jacksonville, AR and Debbie Bunch, and spouse Mike, Muskogee, OK.   A brother Glen Harrison and spouse Jane, Mabelvale, AR and a sister Eloise Moseley, Portland, AR.   13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 10:00AM Saturday, March 29th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Tim Saunders and Rev. Larry Forrest officiating. Musicians were Linda Barrett, Kimberly Carpenter and Larry Forrest. Burial will be 2:30PM Monday March 31st at Rest Hill Cemetery in North Little Rock, AR.  Visitation was 6pm till 8pm Friday, March 28 at Frazer’s Funeral Home.

Marietta Outlaw Chandler
Marietta Outlaw Chandler, age 88, of Warren, AR. died Monday March 24, at Chapel Woods Nursing Center. Born November 15, 1925 in Sumpter, AR. a daughter of the late Preston Outlaw and Esther Savage Outlaw she was a retired dietician for Pine Lodge Nursing Home, member of Calvary Baptist Church and the widow of L.C. Chandler who died August 4, 1976. They were united in marriage May 10, 1947. Survivors are 2 sons Roger Chandler and spouse Cathy, Sumpter, AR., Phil Chandler, Monticello, AR. 2 daughters Charlotte Laster and spouse Willie, Sumpter, AR., Paulette Calloway and spouse Bob, Warren, AR. 3 brothers W.T. Outlaw, R.P. Outlaw, both of Warren, AR., Holyan Outlaw, Sumpter, AR. 1 sister Oma Jane Hargis, White Hall, AR. 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral services 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 27, Frazer’s Chapel. Burial Outlaw Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday March 26, at Frazer’s.

Mary Sue Parham
Mary Sue Parham, age 90, of Camden, died Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Ouachita County Medical Center.   She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Parham was preceded in death by her husband, Emmette Parham; parents, C. G. and Era Gordon; brothers, C. G. Gordon, Jr. and Ralph Gordon; and two nephews.  She is survived by her sons, Ricky Parham and wife, Sharon of Camden and Dr. Gordon Parham and wife, Jeanne of Fayetteville, AR; daughter, Pam Roberts and husband, Allen of Camden; grandchildren, Jack Parham, Allison Lawson and husband, Craig, and Nathan Roberts all of Camden, Quin Parham and Sean Parham both of Fayetteville, AR; and one great-grandchild, Max Lawson of Camden. Graveside service will be 10:00 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Memorial Park Cemetery.  Rev. Buddy Ratliff will officiate the service.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be to the First United Methodist Church. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Roy Eugene "Gene" Grifffis
Roy Eugene “ Gene” Griffis, 67, of Bearden died Saturday, March 22, 2014 at his home in Bearden. Gene was born June 23, 1946 in Camden, the son of Roy James and Lucille Beard Griffis. He was a member of Eagle Mills First Baptist Church. Gene was a lifelong trucker, known as “Hot Wheels” to many, and owner-operator of Double G Trucking. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Relda Bea Lamb; son-in-law, Chuck Hawkins, and special dear friend, Vernon Cash. Survivors include his best friend and wife of 47 years, Freida Lamb Griffis of Bearden; son, Gary Dale Griffis and wife, Tina of El Dorado; daughters, Audrey Gale Gorman and husband, David, and Given Cale Griffis all of Bearden; sisters, Rita Lamb Milholland and husband, Charles, Cindy Lamb Selby, and Linda Lamb all of Bearden; brother, Phil Griffis and wife, Margaret of Camden; grandchildren, Charles G. “Charlie” Hawkins III of Bearden, Hannah Danielle Griffis of El Dorado, Jesse Gene Hawkins of Bearden, Grant David Griffis of El Dorado; step-granddaughters, Casey Gorman Denton and Brittany Gorman Harper both of Hampton; two great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends; and by his companion, Pooh Lee. Funeral services for Gene will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Eagle Mills First Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Morgan and Rev. Steve Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be Monday, March 24, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.   at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Slot 661, Little Rock, AR 72202, or to Ouachita Industries and Group Home, 157 Grinstead SE, Camden, AR  71701. 

Betty Jane Munds
Betty Jane Munds, 70, of Camden, AR passed away March 22, 2014 at Ouachita County Medical Center. She was born March 15, 1944 in Camden to Horace and Lillie Mae Munds. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a loyal friend to many. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Travis Monroe Tuberville; and daughter, Monda Jane Tuberville. She is survived by her son, Toney Tuberville; daughter, Rhonda Tuberville; sister, Barbara Jean Bradshaw and husband, Jimmy all of Camden, AR; grandsons, Daniel Tuberville and wife, Lisa of El Dorado, AR; Nathan Gregory of Camden, AR; Justin Gregory and wife, Marissa of Arizona; Anthony Tuberville of Camden, AR; granddaughters, Amber Childers and husband, Nick of Hot Springs, AR; Brenda Alsobrook and husband, Kirk of Sparkman, AR; Emily Dearman and husband, Johnny of Camden, AR; Malissa Gregory of Washington; Elizabeth Shepard of Washington; fifteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  A Graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Lono Cemetery in Lono, AR. Wayne Bradshaw will officiate the service. Visitation will be Monday, March 24, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 PM. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Felicia Rene Gulley
Ms. Felicia Rena Gulley, 42 of Las Vegas, NV passed away on Thursday March 20, 2014 in Camden. Ms. Felicia was preceded in death by her mother Bobbie Gulley. Ms. Felicia Gulley leaves to cherish her loving memories to her father Charlie Gulley of Las Vegas, NV. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday March 25, 2014 at Zion Hill Baptist Church. Interment will be held in Eternal Rest Cemetery. Vistation will be held on Monday March 24, 2014 from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Travis Ricketts
Travis Ricketts age 92, of Warren, AR died Wednesday, March 19th at the John Williamson Hospice House in Eldorado, AR. He was born September 14th, 1921 in Lou Ann, AR a son of the late W. A. Ricketts and Orbie Morris Ricketts.  He was retired from Potlatch Corporation, was a member of the Assembly of God Church and a WWII United States Army Air Corp Veteran. Also preceding him in death was his wife Evelyn Ricketts, a son Richard Ricketts and a brother Louis Ricketts. He is survived by 2 grandchildren Colt Ricketts and spouse Jenni, New Caney, TX and Tina Ricketts, Massachusetts.   2 great-grandchildren Alexis Ricketts and Gauge Ricketts both of New Caney, TX. Funeral services were 2:00pm Saturday, March 22nd at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Jim Bales officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Doyle Gill and James Tillman. Honorary pallbearers were Dale Wolfe and John Feirce. 

Stephen Randall Alexander, II
Stephen Randall Alexander, II, age 31, of Ruston, LA formerly of Camden, AR was welcomed into Heaven March 20, 2014.  Steve was an amazing brother, husband, father, uncle and son-in-law.  Steve never met a stranger and never passed up an opportunity to talk about his beloved Tech Bulldog Football team. Steve had only recently achieved his dream of owning his own precast concrete company.  He worked tirelessly to provide and care for his family and friends. His greatest joys were his daughter, Allie, his nephew, Conner and his niece, Gaynelle. Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Gaynelle Alexander; grandparents, Cleo and Virginia Alexander; Phil and Mary Anne Purifoy.  He is survived by his daughter, Allie; wife, Leah Stroope Alexander; sister, Stephanie Gibson and husband, Blake; nephew, Conner Gibson  and niece, Gaynelle Gibson; brother, Sean Alexander; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Mary Stroope.  Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in New Holly Springs Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Saturday at the funeral home.  Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  

Donna L. Crain
Donna L. Crain was born on September 5, 1952.  She passed away on March 20, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Her parents, Marshall and Dorothy Purifoy; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Crain; and two sisters, Linda Meeks and Marcia Garrett preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Kevin Crain; three daughters, Wendy Walker and husband, Brad of Texarkana, TX, Virginia Crain of Bentonville, AR and Jennifer Smith and husband, Nathan of Nashville, TN; six grandchildren, Kailee Walker, Jackson Walker, Julianna Smith, Caleb Smith, Micah Smith, and Ellie Smith; three sisters, Carolyn Dunn, Alice Shuff, and Phyllis Hollis, four brothers, Lucky Purifoy, Donald Purifoy, Jimmy Purifoy, and John Purifoy; father-in-law, Harry Lavern Crain and sister-in-law, Camilla Rauch. Memorial service will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Cullendale Assembly of God Church in Camden, AR with Chris Cleveland and Mike Kinley officiating.  Interment will be at Crain Cemetery.

Mary Lonette Hearnsberger
Mary Lonette Hearnsberger went to be with the Lord on March 20, 2014, surrounded by her family at Searcy Health Care Center in Searcy, AR, where she fought a long hard battle of Alzheimer's.  Lonette was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Camden, AR. Lonette is survived by her loving son, Steve Hearnsberger, (Cindy) of Searcy, AR; two granddaughters that she cherished and loved, Kristy Williams (Geral) of Searcy, AR and Emily Hearnsberger of Little Rock, AR; along with two great granddaughters, Kenzie and Gracie Williams of Searcy, AR. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loye Fay Hearnsberger; parents, Floyd and Mildred Haynie; brother, Coleman Haynie; and sister, Judy House. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 in the chapel at Proctor Funeral Home with burial following at Mt. Horeb Cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.  Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  

Travis Ricketts
Travis Ricketts age 92, of Warren, AR died Wednesday, March 19th at the John Williamson Hospice House in Eldorado, AR. He was born September 14th, 1921 in Lou Ann, AR a son of the late W. A. Ricketts and Orbie Morris Ricketts.  He was retired from Potlatch Corporation, was a member of the Assembly of God Church and a WWII United States Army Air Corp Veteran. Also preceding him in death was his wife Evelyn Ricketts, a son Richard Ricketts and a brother Louis Ricketts. He is survived by 2 grandchildren Colt Ricketts and spouse Jenni, New Caney, TX and Tina Ricketts, Massachusetts.   2 great-grandchildren Alexis Ricketts and Gauge Ricketts both of New Caney, TX. Funeral services 2:00pm Saturday, March 22nd at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Jim Bales Officiating. Burial in Liberty Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.  Visitation 6pm till 7pm Friday, March 21st at Frazer’s.

Mrs. Demettri Ann Anderson
Mrs. Demettri Ann Anderson, of Camden passed away on Friday March 14, 2013 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. Mrs. Demettri Anderson was preceded in death by her parents Charlie and Wavey Jean Waller and son Charleston Anderson. Mrs. Demettri Anderson leaves to cherish her loving memories to her loving husband Roy Lee Anderson; children Ebony Christopher, and Royrick Anderson; brothers Charles Waller, Perry Waller, and Larry Waller; sisters MarKita Wilkins and Nobie Jean Waller; seven grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday March 22, 2014 at Connection International with Bishop Jacovis Davis officiating. Interment will be held in West End Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday March 21, 2014 from 12:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

 


Aubrey Moline Bradford
Aubrey Moline Bradford, age 94, of La Porte, Texas formerly of Warren, Arkansas died Friday, March 14 at LaPorte. She was born January 17, 1920 at Warren, Arkansas a daughter of the late John Little Herring and Clara Magnolia Grubbs Herring. She was a 60 year member member of Bayshore Baptist Church, a homemaker and during World War II was a munitions inspector. She was a graduate of Warren High School. She married Kermit Bradford and he preceded her in death on December 27, 1993. Surviving is a son Mike Bradford and spouse LaVera, Liberty Texas; a daughter Deborah Davis, La Porte, Texas; a brother Shannon Herring, Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister Betty O’Neal, Warren, Ark; 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild.  Graveside services 10:00am Thursday, March 20, at Oakland Cemetery.  Visitation 6:00pm to 8:00pm Wednesday, March 19, at Frazer’s Funeral Home of Warren.

Hoyle Woolridge
Hoyle Wooldridge, 85 years of age, of Garland, Texas passed away on March 13, 2014 at Baylor Medical Center in Garland, Texas.  Hoyle was born on June 2, 1928 in Bradley County, Arkansas, the eldest child of the late Ersel Wooldridge and Frankie Ashcraft Wooldridge.  Upon completing his education, he worked for a number of years at the Potlatch Lumber Mill as a surveyor before moving out of state.  He worked for LTV in Garland for seventeen (17) years as a wielder and sheet metal fabricator.  After leaving LTV, he worked with several heavy equipment companies in the Dallas area, earning him the reputation as a knowledgeable and reliable employee.  He had for the past 30+ years worked for TKO Equipment Company overseeing purchasing and maintenance of equipment.  Hoyle was a lifetime member of the A&A Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. He was a member of the Grand Lodge of Texas, Vickery Lodge, in Dallas, attaining the degree of 32 Degree Master Mason.  He later attended the East Fork Lodge No. 650.  During his tenure with the Masonic Lodge he spent hours interviewing families and children, assisting them in obtaining admission to the Texas Crippled Children’s Hospital in Dallas for surgical care.  Over the years he became affiliated with the VFW and Elk’s Lodge. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Sidney Wooldridge, and his wife of 50 years, Martha Laverne Castleberry Wooldridge. Hoyle is survived by his daughter, Pamela Wooldridge Montgomery of Cypress, Texas; granddaughters Morgan Montgomery and Madison Montgomery of Cypress, Texas; sister Jaunice Wooldridge Teien (and husband Keith Teien) of Carmel, Indiana; sister-in-law Linda Burks Wooldridge (widow of Sidney Wooldridge), and numerous nieces, nephews.   Hoyle also leaves behind many friends and co-workers who he cherished as family. His extended family through the last years includes Eva Beverley, Susan and Randall Royal, Lori and Ricky Prentice, Brian Beverley, and their families.  Visitation will be held at Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren, Arkansas on Tuesday, March 18th from 6 – 8 PM.  Funeral services will also be held at Frazer’s Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 19th at 2 PM with graveside prayers and burial at Union Cemetery in Rye, Arkansas. A memorial service will also be conducted on Saturday, March 22nd at the Elk’s Lodge in Mesquite, Texas at 2 PM.  

Louis Green Outlaw
Louis Green Outlaw age 96, of Sumpter, AR died Friday, March 14th at the Chapel Woods Nursing Home.  He was born June 22nd, 1917 in Sumpter, AR, a son of the late William Alonzo Outlaw and Etta Mae Wolfe Outlaw.  Louis was a farmer, a cattleman and enjoyed raising a garden.  With help, he managed to never miss a spring garden and was blessed to have lived independently until the last three weeks of his life, except for a few early adult years he lived his life on the farm where he was born in Sumpter, AR.  Louis was a faithful member of Martins Chapel Methodist Church and believed strongly in doing right and hard work.  He was also preceded in death, by his wife Lena Bell Mann Outlaw, who died November 30, 1992, a daughter, Carylon Ann Outlaw who died October 31, 1945, brothers, William Preston Outlaw, Troy Curtis Outlaw, Rufus Spain Outlaw and Henry Elmon Outlaw. Sisters Bessie Erma Outlaw, Annie Mae Outlaw, Lena Belle Sharp, Lela Estelle Fletcher, Veda Lucille Pennington and Verda Veree Lowry. He is survived by a host of nieces and nephews who both loved and respected him. Funeral services 2:00pm Monday, March 17th at Frazer’s Chapel.  Burial in Outlaw Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Sunday, March 16th at Frazer’s Funeral Home. Memorials preferred to the Outlaw Cemetery Fund. 

David E. McManus
David E. McManus, 81, of New Edinburg died Saturday, March 15, 2015 at the VA Hospital in Little Rock. He was born January 24, 1933 in New Edinburg, Arkansas. He was a member of New Edinburg United Methodist Church and an U.S. Army Korean veteran. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Ross McManus and Ruby Lucille Reaves McManus; three brothers, four sisters, and one granddaughter, Beverly Laws. He is survived by his wife, Jimmie Lash McManus of New Edinburg, one son, Ronald McManus of New Edinburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and David Ivy of New Edinburg, Amelia "Mickey" and Junior Laws of Hampton; two grandchildren, Alice Griffin and her husband Chris of Junction City, April Gill and her husband Jimmy of Fordyce; and three great grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday at Shady Grove Cemetery in New Edinburg with Rev. John Kidwell officiating. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Ruby Jeanette Duncan
Ruby Jeanette Duncan, 78, of Hampton died Friday, March 14, 2014 at Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado. She was born April 25, 1935 in Bradley County Arkansas. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Hampton. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ford Wright and Lola Slaughter Wright; two brothers, James Wright and Clyde Wright; one sister, Clydean Wright. She is survived by her husband Lucian Duncan of Hampton; one daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Rickey Sanders of Hampton; two brothers, Floyd Wright of Norphlet and Ray Wright of Hampton; two grandchildren, Brett Sanders of Bryant and Derek Sanders of Hampton. Visitation will be Monday 12 noon until 2:00 pm at Victory Baptist Church in Hampton with funeral services following visitation. Burial will be at Shady Grove Cemetery near Jersey. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Dorothy Burke
Dorothy Burke of Fordyce, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Parkway Health Center in Little Rock. Dorothy was born on June 20, 1923 in Woodlawn, Arkansas to the late Noah and Annie Peek. She was one of ten children.  She always made it known that her family was the most important thing in her life. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Bryan Burke, who passed away in 2006. She is survived by her son, Dr. Bryan Burke of Maumelle and daughter -in-law Susan; her daughter, Connie Denbow of Richardson, TX and son-in-law Ted. Her grandchildren brought a smile to her face each time someone asked about them. They are Bryan Denbow of Irving, TX, Kyle Denbow and his wife Carrie of Dallas, TX, Timothy Burke and his wife Lauren of Grand Rapids, MI, and Sarah Vander Wal and her husband Greg of Tuscaloosa, AL. She was also blessed with six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy retired from Alltel in 1988. She also enjoyed being election secretary in Dallas County for many years. She treasured so many friends and acquaintances that she made during these times. 
She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Fordyce for many years and joined Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock after moving to Parkway. The family will receive friends Monday March 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. A celebration of a most blessed life will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday March 18 at First Baptist Church in Fordyce with Rev. Stacy Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery. Donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Fordyce or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Edith F. Bennett
Edith F. Bennett was born on September 28, 1916 in Troy, AR. She passed into the arms of her Savior on March 12, 2014 in Hot Springs, AR.   Edith was the loving wife of Thomas Bennett who predeceased her as did one sister, Ramona Dixon. She is survived by sister Annabelle Rhodes of Little Rock; four nephews, Johnny Rhodes (Mary) of N. Little Rock, Mike Dixon (Royce) of Rosston, AR.,  Alan Bennett (Janet) of Texarkana, AR, Michael Bennett (Kim) of Edmond, OK;  and three  nieces, Jan Thorburn (Rod) of Frisco TX,  Elaine Gunnels (Mike) of McNeil, AR. and Angela  Fisher (Edward) of Jacksonville, FL.  She was also dearly loved by all of her grand and great grand nieces and nephews. Edith followed her husband across the county always making a home for him whether in Fort Smith, AR., Alaska, or finally settling in southern Illinois.  Edith related that to get from Troy, Arkansas to Alaska at the end of World War II she rode a bus, a train, a plane and a boat. When she arrived Tom had a little house furnished and ready for his beloved wife. Edith attended executive secretarial school while Tom was in the service and was a pioneer career woman who always worked in any town she found herself. She retired from Stanford Engineering Company after many years as Executive Secretary to the President of the company.  The Stanford family was and still remains close friends of the family. She and Tom had no children of their own so Edith showered love on the children of her sisters. She lived the majority of her life in Salem, Illinois where Tom had a business.  She was very active in the Salem Baptist Church, taught Sunday school for many years and sang in the choir.  She made many friends through the years as she was a genuine woman of faith and exemplified God’s grace to all who knew her. Galatians 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” describes how Edith lived her life.  Aunt Ede was “Jesus with skin on” to all of us and we will miss her tremendously but we know that Heaven is rejoicing! Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  Services will be 2:00 Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home with Brother Jim Cross officiating followed by interment at Riddick Cemetery near Troy. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 1:00 to 2:00 Saturday.

Sam Carter
Sam Carter age 72 of Wilmar, AR died Wednesday, March 12th at Drew Memorial Hospital.  He was born February 16th, 1942  in Wilmar, AR a son of the late William Carter and Vernie Osgood Carter.  He was a  pipeline worker and for many years he worked road construction for Courson Construction and Thompson Construction.   He was a member of The Life Church in Monticello, a United States Army veteran serving in Vietnam and he was also preceded in death by a brother Rick Carter and a sister Geneva Engen Surviving is his wife Susan Loomis Carter, whom he married March 10th, 1979 in Warren, AR,  a son Steven Woolford, Conroe, TX. 2 daughters Tracy Daniel and Pam Carter both of WIlmar, AR.  1 sister Ann Harton, Warren, AR.  5 grandchildren Kristen Daniel, Christopher Woolford, Jordan Woolford, Gavin Daniel and Lorraina Carter. Funeral services are 2:00PM Sunday, March 16th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Larry Doggett officiating. Burial in Greenhill Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.  Visitation 6pm till 8pm Saturday, March 15th at Frazer’s.

Kelley Ruth Casey
Kelley Ruth Casey, age 43, of Warren, AR. died Monday March 10, at Bradley County Medical Center. Born October 28, 1970 in Warren, AR. she was a substitute school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronnie Anthony Gallegos. Survivors are 1 son Ronnie Lee Anthony Gallegos, Warren, AR. Her mother Erma Lee Foster, Warren, AR. Father Larry Wayne Casey, Hot Springs, AR. Grandmother Laverne Holloway, Warren, AR. 2 sisters Allison Walls and Angela Davis both of Monticello, AR. Also, a host of extended family including aunts and cousins.  Memorial service 10:00 a.m. Friday March 14, at Frazer’s Chapel. Arrangements by Frazer’s Funeral Home.

Christine Floy Gilbert Johnston
Christine Floy Gilbert Johnston, 82, of Harrell died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at her home. She was born July 16, 1931 in Harrell, Arkansas. She was a retried aide for Hampton Public School and a member of Union Grove Assembly of God Church. Christine was an avid gardener and she had a great love for animals especially her dog, Missy. She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Gilbert and Beatrice Mulligan Gilbert; husband, Rev. Earl F. Johnston; one brother, Thomas Gilbert and one nephew, Keith Gilbert. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Beth Johnson of Harrell, Steven and Susan Johnston of Harrell; four grandchildren, Shane Johnston and wife Melissa of Monroe, LA, Ashley Taylor and husband Josh of Monroe, LA, Kenny Johnston and wife Natalie of Hampton, Andy Johnston and wife Debbie of Fordyce; nine great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Jimmie Nell Gilbert of Harrell; one brother-in-law, Hughlin Word of Russellville; and a host of nieces, nephews, and church family. Visitation will be Friday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday at Union Grove Assembly of God Church near Harrell with Rev. Beauford Rash and Rev. Benji McCann officiating. Burial will follow at Union Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce/Hampton. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Marion Lee Clemons
 Marion Lee Clemons, 64, of Little Rock died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at UAMS in Little Rock. He was born January 17, 1950 in Thornton, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl B. Clemons and Mary Jane Harper Clemons; and one sister, Frances Green. He is survived by two sons, Johnny Clemons of Florida and Josh Clemons of Bearden; one brother, Burris Clemons of Thornton; three sisters, Ellen McGrew and Eleanor Butler of Sheridan, Patsy Hogg of Fordyce; and three grandchildren. Graveside services will be 10:00 am Friday at Bethel Cemetery in Bearden with Rev. Andy Hughes officiating. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Edith F. Bennett
Edith F. Bennett was born on September 28, 1916 in Troy, AR. She passed into the arms of her Savior on March 12, 2014 in Hot Springs, AR.   Edith was the loving wife of Thomas Bennett who predeceased her as did one sister, Ramona Dixon. She is survived by sister Annabelle Rhodes of Little Rock; four nephews, Johnny Rhodes (Mary) of N. Little Rock, Mike Dixon (Royce) of Rosston, AR.,  Alan Bennett (Janet) of Texarkana, AR, Michael Bennett (Kim) of Edmond, OK;  and three  nieces, Jan Thorburn (Rod) of Frisco TX,  Elaine Gunnels (Mike) of McNeil, AR. and Angela  Fisher (Edward) of Jacksonville, FL.  She was also dearly loved by all of her grand and great grand nieces and nephews. Edith followed her husband across the county always making a home for him whether in Fort Smith, AR., Alaska, or finally settling in southern Illinois.  Edith related that to get from Troy, Arkansas to Alaska at the end of World War II she rode a bus, a train, a plane and a boat. When she arrived Tom had a little house furnished and ready for his beloved wife. Edith attended executive secretarial school while Tom was in the service and was a pioneer career woman who always worked in any town she found herself. She retired from Stanford Engineering Company after many years as Executive Secretary to the President of the company.  The Stanford family was and still remains close friends of the family. She and Tom had no children of their own so Edith showered love on the children of her sisters. She lived the majority of her life in Salem, Illinois where Tom had a business.  She was very active in the Salem Baptist Church, taught Sunday school for many years and sang in the choir.  She made many friends through the years as she was a genuine woman of faith and exemplified God’s grace to all who knew her. Galatians 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” describes how Edith lived her life.  Aunt Ede was “Jesus with skin on” to all of us and we will miss her tremendously but we know that Heaven is rejoicing! Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  Services will be 2:00 Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home with Brother Jim Cross officiating followed by interment at Riddick Cemetery near Troy. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 12:00 to 1:00 Saturday.

Kelley Ruth Casey
Kelley Ruth Casey, age 43, of Warren, AR. died Monday March 10, at Bradley County Medical Center. Born October 28, 1970 in Warren, AR. she was a substitute school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronnie Anthony Gallegos. Survivors are 1 son Ronnie Lee Anthony Gallegos, Warren, AR. Her mother Erma Lee Foster, Warren, AR. Father Larry Wayne Casey, Hot Springs, AR. Grandmother Laverne Holloway, Warren, AR. 2 sisters Allison Walls and Angela Davis both of Monticello, AR. Also, a host of extended family including aunts and cousins.  Memorial service 10:00 a.m. Friday March 14, at Frazer’s Chapel. Arrangements by Frazer’s Funeral Home.

Lovie Christine Walker
Lovie Christine Walker, 86, of Camden, went to be with our Lord on March 8, 2014.  She was born May 24, 1927 in Hayti, Missouri.     She is preceded in death by her children, Patricia Walker, David Walker, Glenda Walker, Daniel Walker and Freddie Walker.  Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Fred Walker; her daughter, Donna Walker of Houston; and her son, Johnny (Kimberly) Walker of Hot Springs. Also, her seven grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, plus numerous nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be at Proctor Funeral Home on Wednesday March 12, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Graveside services will be at Sardis Cemetery near Sparkman at 1:00 PM Thursday, March 13, 2014. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Melba Ann Cross
Melba Ann Cross, age 89, of Camden, died March 10, 2014 at Ouachita Nursing & Rehab.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Lona Smith Robison; daughter, Sue Ann Cross Pipkin; and granddaughters, Becky Rodgers and Nancy Lester.  She is survived by her grandson, Glen Pipkin of Camden; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.   Graveside service will be 10:00 AM Wednesday at Bethesda Cemetery.  Dr. Richard Foster will officiate the service.  Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Shirley Ann Shurtleff
Shirley Ann Shurtleff, 79, of Stephens died Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. Shirley was born February 22, 1935 in Mt. Holly, AR, the daughter of Homer and Mabel Stone Wilson. She was member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Mt. Holly, AR.  Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, James Shurtleff.  Survivors include her daughters, Anita Lewis and husband, Mike of Montgomery, TX and Lana Hennessee of Fredericksburg, VA; granddaughters Madison Lewis of Montgomery, TX, Bonnie Hennessee of Fredericksburg, VA, and Karen Hennessee and husband, Patrick Uberti of Springfield, VA; stepson, Terry Shurtleff and wife, Ruby of Emerson, AR; stepdaughter, Linda Green and husband, James of Stephens, AR, step-granddaughter Lindsey Hallum and husband, Ian of Sherwood, AR; step-grandson Jarrod Shurtleff and wife, Summer of Malvern, AR; step- granddaughters, Jennifer Chambliss and husband, Chris of Stephens, AR and Gwen Hooks and husband, Keith of Stephens, AR; and seven step-great-grandchildren. Graveside services for Mrs. Shurtleff will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Stephens Cemetery. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements.  Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Monday March 10, 2014 at the funeral home.

Thelma Jean Redding
Thelma Jean Redding, 86, of Conway, AR formerly of Camden, AR passed away at her home Tuesday, March 4, 2014. She was born to Grady H. and Lula Mae Dunn Cathey on August 12, 1927 in Smackover, AR.  Mrs. Redding graduated from Smackover High School in 1945.  She worked at Southwestern Bell and the Ouachita County Hospital until her retirement. She was a Baptist and was lovingly known as “Maw”. She loved all kinds of music, from new artists to old school Elvis and Frank and country music as well, especially George Strait! She was a very social person who loved people and would do anything to help. In her last years, she became an avid Facebook fan. She was loved and will be missed by all.  She is survived by her daughters, Susan Wray of Conway, Becky Futrell and husband, Dwight of Hot Springs, AR, and her son, Louis Wray of Conway;  grandchildren, Chris Canfield and wife, Christy of Magnolia, Austin Futrell of El Dorado, Lauren Wray of Conway and Landon Wray of Conway; great-granddaughter, McKenzie Canfield of Magnolia, AR;  brothers, Grady Cathey and wife, Lula Mae of Hot Springs and Lynwood Cathey and wife, Joyce of El Dorado;  Niece Kelly Cathey Smith and husband Tommy of England, AR;  Nephews Mark Cathey and Dr. Steven Cathey of Little Rock, AR. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 7  at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Dunn Cemetery.  Rev. Carl Tillery will officiate the service.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Thursday at the funeral home.  Pallbearers will be Austin Futrell, Chris Canfield, Landon Wray, Doug Hensley, Glen Canfield and David McLendon. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  To sign the online guest register visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com.

Alene Thompson Erwin
Alene Thompson Erwin age 93, of Kingsland, AR joined her heavenly father on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 in her home. She was born June 30th, 1920 in Cleveland County, AR a daughter of the late Rev. H. P. McClellan and Lois Allen McClellan. She was a retired nurse with over 30 years of service, a member of the Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as Worthy Matron in 1993.  She was preceded in death her husbands, Van Thompson and Durwood Erwin. Brothers Ernest McClellan, Grice McClellan. A sister, Lois J. Riggins Maples,  a great-grandson Jason Austin and a great-great grand-daughter Lexia Bynum. She is survived by her children, Lorene Dyer, Conway, AR, Marnell Parker and spouse Marshall, New Edinburg, AR, Linda Brown and spouse Nolan, Vilonia, AR and Ronnie Erwin and spouse Kay, Kingsland, AR.  Brothers Rev. Joe McClellan and spouse Louise, Warren, AR and Eddie L. McClellan and spouse Una Mae, Hot Springs, AR.  2 step-children Cherie Bradford and spouse Bobby, Warren, AR. and Lyndel Erwin and spouse Annette, Alabama.  12 grandchildren, 21 great0grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 1:30pm Friday, March 7th at Frazer’s Chapel with the Rev. Joe McClellan officiating.   Memorials requested Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.  

 Glen Elliott Brandon
Glen Elliott Brandon, 71, of Kingsland died Tuesday, March 04, 2014 at his home. He was born January 29, 1943 in Kingsland, Arkansas. Glen retired from the FBI after 35 years of service. He also served in the National Guard, was a member and deacon at Kingsland Missionary Baptist Church, a member of International Gideons Cleveland County camp, and a member of the Kingsland Masonic Lodge. He is preceded in death by his parents, Johnie D. Brandon and Lorene Dykes Brandon. He is survived by his wife Shelby Brandon of Kingsland; two daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Carroll Noles of Pine Bluff, Lora and Paul Rice of North Little Rock; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Barbara Brandon of Jonesboro, George and Nan Brandon of Kingsland; one sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Glen Lane of Ponca City, OK; three grandchildren, Jonathan Mertens and wife Lauren of Biscoe, Erica Johnson of North Little Rock, Corporal Justin Mertens and wife Jenn of Beaufort, SC; one great grandchild, John Glenn Mertens of Biscoe. Visitation will be Thursday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday at Kingsland Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Bolin, Rev. Paul Rice and Rev. James Ray Raines officiating. Burial will follow at Kingsland Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

James Morris Johnston
James Morris Johnston, age 53 of Camden passed away March 2, 2014 at JRMC.  He was born September 5, 1960, in Pine Bluff the son of O. B. Johnston and Carolyn Johnston.  He was reared and received his education in Pine Bluff, graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1978.  He moved to Camden in 1978.  He was retired from Arkansas State Highway Transportation Department in 2012.  He was a Baptist attending Calvary Baptist and Victory Assembly of God.  He enjoyed his horses and going on trail rides with his son.  Most of all, he enjoyed going to his son's baseball games.   He is survived by his son, Marcus Dylan Johnston and his parents.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Marcus Britton Johnston; grandparents, Oscar and Birdie Johnston, Wesley Williams, Jewel Porter and Marie Porter.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Camp Ground Cemetery at Hampton.  Rev. Rickey Smith will officiate the service.  Visitation will be 1:00 PM Wednesday until service time.  The family wishes to express appreciation to Trinity Village Medical Center and Hospice Home Care of Pine Bluff for their care during his illness.

Elizabeth Kaye Jameson
Elizabeth Kaye Jameson of Crossett, AR passed away March 1, 2014 at Ashley County Memorial Hospital, accompanied by her loving family.  Kaye was born on February 8, 1947. She graduated from Harmony Grove High. She enjoyed hunting, fishing and shopping. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.   She is survived by her mother, Margie Smith of Paraloma, AR; a son, Joey Moore and wife Amber of Monticello, AR; a daughter, Kim Brown and husband Mark of El Dorado, AR; brother Don Smith of Paraloma, AR, brother Larry Smith and wife Nita of Ashdown, AR; sister Alice Skinner and husband Eugene of Murfreesboro, AR; brother Watson Smith of Crossett, AR; 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Kaye is preceded in death by her father, Denver Smith of Paraloma, AR and brother, Dean Smith of Camden, AR.  Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Rosston, AR. Reverend Ware Russell will officiate the servies. Visitation will be Monday 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Myrtle Berry Martin Knight
Myrtle Berry Martin Knight was born in Bluff City, Arkansas on 7 July 1913 to James Berry Martin and Mary Francis Hardwick Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas L. Knight; her parents, and  three siblings.   They had three children: Bobbye Nell Knight Townsend of Monroe, Louisiana, Thomas Layne Knight Jr. of Houston, Texas, and Ricky Dwain Knight of White Rock, New Mexico.  She is survived by her three children,  seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was a faithful Christian, a devoted wife, a loving mother, and functioned as both mother and surrogate father while  her husband Tom served  almost four years in the U.S. Navy during World War  II.  A high point in her life was last year on 7 July when she celebrated her 100th birthday with most of her five generations of her immediate family in attendance.  Family visitation will be held from 6pm to 8pm Monday March 3rd at the Proctor Funeral Home in Camden and graveside services will be at 10am  on Tuesday 4th March at the Bluff City Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers you may make a donation in memory of Myrtle Knight to the Bluff City Cemetery Association c/o Carolyn Beaver 610 Calhoun 95 N., Camden, Arkansas 71701.

Charles E. Colvin
Charles E. Colvin, age 83, of Mobile, Alabama formerly of  Hermitage, Arkansas died Saturday, March 1, at home. He was born July 16, 1930 in Bradley County, Arkansas a son of the late Hoyle Colvin and Zena Temple Colvin. He was a 1948 graduate of Hermitage High School, a U S Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church and a retired employee of Alabama Power Company with 40 years of service.  Surviving is his wife Ruth Rowell Colvin whom he married March 8, 1953 at Warren, Arkansas; 1 daughter Carla Colvin Duren, Mobile, Ala; 1 brother Jerry Colvin, North Augusta, SC; 1 sister Sarah Edwards, Mobile, Al. 1 grandchild and 2 great grandchildren. Graveside services 3:30pm Tuesday, March 4, at Hickory Springs Cemetery near Hermitage. Memorials preferred Spring Hill Baptist Church Foundation, 2 South McGregor Ave, Mobile, AL.Ruth Reddin Blann.


Ruth Reddin Blann
Ruth Reddin Blann departed this life on March 1, 2014 at the age of 97. She was born February 3, 1917 to the late Robert and Lurline Nichols Reddin at Tinsman, AR. She liked to tell how her family moved by wagon to Woodberry when she was a young girl. Ruth was a kind and loving wife, mother and friend. She will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Herbert Lee Blann; a granddaughter, Jennifer Blann; six brothers, William, Lee, Kirby, Faye, Bobby, and James Reddin; three sisters, Mildred Bass, Nell Foster and Mable Merritt. She is survived by two sons, Billy (and Freddie Sue) Blann and Benny (and Caron) Blann of Hampton; five grandchildren, David (and Gina) Blann of Stephens, AR, Joey (and Arlene) Blann, Janet Blann, Melissa (and Brian) Bradley of Hampton, Tim (and Marsha) Blann of Conway; two step-grandchildren, Lance (and Donna) Chastain of Magnolia and Shirey (and Roy) Robertson of Magnolia; fourteen great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Emma Jean Reddin of Hampton and Doris Reddin of Irving, TX and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. She was a faithful member of Campground Presbyterian Church of Hampton where she served others wherever she was needed. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Benton Funeral Home at Hampton. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Campground Presbyterian Church with Rev. Garland Skidmore officiating. Burial will follow at Campground Cemetery. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Hampton/Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Ericka Clemons
Ericka Clemons, 41 of Locust Bayou, AR passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014.  She was born October 14, 1972 in Camden, AR to William and Ruth Proffitt.  She was a member of Locust Bayou Missionary Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her bother, William Richard Proffitt; grandparents, Mose and Mable Proffitt; and Walter and Mable Sharp. She is survived by her husband, Michael Robin Clemons; sons, Houston Ryan Clemons and Michael Tyler Clemons; sister, Angie Dees and husband, Dennis; and parents, William and Ruth Proffitt all of Locust Bayou, AR; nephews, Zach Rinehart and Dylan Dees of Locust Bayou, AR and Timmie Clemons of Bearden, AR; and Chad Belt of Harmony Grove, AR; and niece, Terra Belt of Harmony Grove, AR; mother-in-law, Faye Tippett of Bearden, AR; and sister-in-law, Cindy Belt and husband, Terry of Harmony Grove, AR. Funeral services for Ericka will be 2:00 PM Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Lakeside Cemetery.  Reverend Tony Rinehart will officiate the services.  Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Walter T. "Pete" Bowman
Walter T. "Pete" Bowman, 92, of Bearden died Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. He was born May 7, 1921 in Bearden, Arkansas. He was a retired telegraph operator for the Cotton Belt railroad. He was also a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Bearden. He is preceded in death by his parents, E.D. Bowman and Hattie Mae Huntley Bowman; wife, Vera Garrison Bowman; two brothers, Ed and Bill Bowman; four sisters, Mildred Womack, Marie Lansdale, Frances Symons, and Ailene Taluc; and son-in-law, Carlton Quarles. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Ellen Quarles of Bearden; one sister and brother-in-law, Ina and Wilton Hutcheson of Camden; two granddaughters and their husbands, Shannon and Cleo Beard of Bearden, Kristen and Russell Parramore of Rosepine, LA; four great grandchildren, Abby, Emma and Noah Beard all of Bearden, Cade Parramore of Rosepine, LA; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Bearden. Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Bearden with Rev. Andy Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce/Bearden. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

A. J. "John" Kordsmeier
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. J. "John" Kordsmeier, 74, of Hampton died Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Ouachita Nursing and Rehab in Camden, Arkansas. He was born October 28, 1939 in Morrilton, Arkansas. He was a retired purchasing agent for Highland Industrial Park in East Camden and he was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Fordyce. He is preceded in death by his parents, A. J. Kordsmeier Sr., Ruby Scott Kordsmeier; one sister, Virginia Knight. He is survived by his wife Phyllis Kordsmeier of Hampton; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Rhonda Kordsmeier of Camden; one daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Blake Wilkes of Fort Worth, TX; five grandchildren, Adam, Caitlin, Jonathan, Rachel, and Rebekah. Visitation will be 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday, January 27, 2014 at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Burial will follow at Camp Ground Cemetery in Hampton. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce/Hampton. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.