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Mattie Sue Johnston
Mattie Sue Johnston born January 14, 1919 to Joe Lee and Lela Webb passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edd L. Johnston; her brother, Carlton Webb; her sister, Thelma Parker; and infant daughter, Sidney Ann Johnston. Survivors include, son, Joe Edwin Johnston and wife, Judy of Sherwood, AR; two grandsons, Ryan Scott Johnston and wife, Kimberly of North Little Rock, AR and Timothy Allen Johnston and wife, Samia of North Little Rock, AR; four great grandchildren; Jordan, Anna Paige, Sophia and Jacob. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Friday, January 30, 2015 at Immanuel Baptist Church. Visitation will be Thursday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Special thanks to Sherwood Nursing Home and Rehab and Summitt Hospice Care. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church.

Ronnie Joe Isom
Ronnie Joe Isom, age 66, of Warren, AR died Friday January 23, at home. Born April 25, 1948 in Jonesboro, AR he was a retired diesel mechanic, member Saline Baptist Church and the widower of Patsy Ann Hales Isom who died November 11, 1992. They were united in marriage June 26, 1965. Survivors are 1 daughter Regina St. John and spouse Neil of Russellville, AR. His mother Wavie Jean Thomas of Jonesboro, AR. 1 brother Rick Isom of Jonesboro, AR. 1 sister Pat Isom of Jonesboro, AR. His faithful canine companion Isaac. He was preceded in death by his father Thomas Eugene Isom, brother Bill Isom and sister Linda Jones. Funeral services 1:30 p.m. Monday January 26, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Saline Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday January 25, at Frazer’s and Monday January 26, from 12:30 p.m. until service time.Memorials preferred Saline Cemetery Association; C/O Karen Anders; 100 Gannaway; Warren, AR. 71671

Mary Dean Stedman Castleberry
Mary Dean Stedman Castleberry went to her heavenly home on Thursday, January 22nd and was reunited with the love of her life, Jessie Hoyt Castleberry whom she married July 17th, 1943 and lost July, 26th, 2002. As a result of their love, she leaves behind three daughters, Glenda Laster, Nancy Willett and Jo Ann Pyle, and three sons, although not by birth but by love, Grady Laster, Joe Willett and Charles Pyle. She was second mother to Mark, Rose Mary, Kevin, Heather, Holly and Jeff. That is why she was honored with the title of “Mamma Mary”. She also leaves behind 10 great-grandchildren. She was born September 27th, 1925 to John Wesley Stedman and Hazel Rogers Stedman in Warren, AR. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and an infant son. A brother Wilburn Stedman and two sisters, Opal Reece Stedman and Laverne Cornish. Surviving other than her children is a brother, John Thelbert Stedman, Cabot, AR and two sisters Zula Mae Johnson and Brucell George, both of Warren, AR and a host of special nieces and nephews. She was a welder in the shipyards of California during World War II. She traveled with Hoyt on construction jobs but her heart was always in Bradley County where they decided it would be best if she stayed to provide their children a stable home. She raised tomatoes, worked at Potlatch and Jack Winters. The unconditional love that Hoyt and Mary showed their children and grandchildren was perfect example of Gods Love. Mary raised her children in Macedonia Baptist Church where she was a member. Funeral services were 2:00pm Sunday, January 25th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Steve Pelz and Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Musicians were Mary Clark, Marilyn Avery and John Hammond. Burial was in Hickory Springs Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Mark Laster, Kevin Cummings, Kevin Young, Jeff Willett, Jesse McKinnon and Neil Walker.

Martha Jean Johns Temple
Martha Jean Johns Temple, age 84, of Warren, AR, died Wednesday January 21, at Chapel Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation in Warren, AR. Born March 14, 1930 in Warren, AR, a daughter of the late Virgil Johns and Lucille Hogue Johns she was a homemaker, member of Immanuel Baptist Church and the widow of Purman Temple who died October 24, 2002. They were united in marriage in August of 1954. Survivors are 1 son Dale Temple of Warren, AR. 1 daughter Gale Temple of Hope, AR. 4 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter Alma Sue Temple, brothers Martin Johns, David Johns and a sister Virginia Stewart. Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Saturday January 24, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Wesley Johns, Bruce Johns, Brandon Temple, Mike Williams, Randy McKinney and David Forrest.

Elizabeth Agnes "Betty" Daniel
Elizabeth
 Agnes "Betty" Daniel, 90 of Fordyce, died Saturday January 24, 2015. She was born July 5, 1924 in Tiverton, Rhode Island to the late Joseph William O'Connell and Josephine Souza O'Connell. She was also preceded in death by her husband Joe Birt Daniel
She is survived by her daughter Barbara Barnes and husband Joe of Fordyce; three sons, Billy Joe Daniel and Debbie of Fordyce, Johnny Ray Daniel of Fordyce, and Tommy Daniel and wife Tammy of Kingsland; two brothers, Joe O'Connell and Maurice O'Connell both of California; one sister, Agnes Jean of California; ten grandchildren: Michelle Todd, Wesley Daniel, Jacki Garlington, Daniel Barnes, Stephanie Garner, Brandy Reaves, Matt Daniel, Tammy Morgan, Jonathan Parker, and Jessica West; and 20 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6PM until 8PM at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 10AM Tuesday at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Stoney Point Cemetery. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. 

Estella Ellen Todd
Estella Ellen Todd, 71, of Fordyce died Friday, January 23, 2015 at her home. She was born November 20, 1943 in Eagle Mills, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a member of Eagle Mills Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Irvin Ray Purifoy and Alta Mae Earl Purifoy; one daughter, Evelyn Jean King; three brothers, Alvis Purifoy, Lerfon Purifoy, and Irvin Purifoy, Jr.; two sisters, Freda Parker and Syble Rogers; and two great grandsons, Jayden and Jonah Swett. She is survived by her husband Elmer Rayburn Todd of Fordyce; three sons, Eric "Red" King of Thornton, Tommy King of Camden, and Philip Todd of Fordyce; two daughters, Vicki Atkins of Banks and Amy Estes of Fordyce; two brothers, Ernest Purifoy and Bobby Purifoy both of Bearden; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Bearden. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday at Eagle Mills Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery near Bearden. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. 

Mae Kathryn Russell Burford
Mae Kathryn Russell Burford, 87, passed away on January 21, 2015. She was born on November 9, 1927, in Cleveland County to Stell and Vera Mitchell Russell. Kathryn was a life-long member of the Smith Chapel Church of God. Active in all church activities until her health hindered her, she loved her church and her church family. Kathryn and Horace Richard Burford, Jr. were married on June 25, 1946 by her maternal grandfather, Brother A. C. Mitchell. They celebrated their 69th anniversary this past year. Kathryn had many hobbies and interests which included sewing and other crafts, fishing, and reading. A special delight for her was their trips to Branson, Missouri whenever they could go. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stell and Vera Russell. She is survived by her husband, Horace, and her children John Russell Burford (Mary) of New Edinburg, and daughter Kay Lynn BurfordEarnest (Reggie) of Fordyce; grandchildren JamonBurford (Jill) of Springfield, Missouri, Jeremy Burford(Cortney) of Alexandria, Louisiana, Casey and Megan Earnest of Fordyce; and great grandchildren Kayla, Allie, Hayden, Gavin, and Brynn BurfordVisitation will be held on Thursday evening, January 22, from 6-8 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Services will be held at Benton Funeral Home on Friday at 2 p.m. with Brother Shane Matthews officiating. Burial will follow at Smith-Morgan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Smith Chapel Church of God. Pallbearers are Keith Cheney, Jim Culp, Mark Matthews, Paul McKnight, Bill McKnight, and Tim Reaves. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. 

Raymond Keith "Little Brother" Hamilton
Raymond Keith "Little Brother" Hamilton, 48, Crawfordsville, Indiana, formerly of Kingsland passed away suddenly Tuesday, January 20th, in the Franciscan St. Elizabeth Crawfordsville Hospital. He was born September 22, 1966, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to Max Lee and Sherra Sue (Mitchell)Hamilton. He married Jennifer L. Russell. She survives. Keith was employed as a Supervisor with Systems Contracting working at the Nucor Steel Plant, Crawfordsville, since 2006. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Navy; and was a great father, son, brother, husband, and friend. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his son, Stevie Ray Hamilton of Pennsylvania; his daughter, Hollie Elizabeth Hamilton of Crawfordsville, Indiana; his brother, Quintin Hamilton and wife Becky of Kingsland; his uncle, Thomas Mitchell of Sheridan; his aunt, Renea Tucker of Star City. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 24th, at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel in Fordyce. Burial will follow at Hebron Cemetery. There will be a visitation at the Benton Funeral Home on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service time. There was also a visitation at Powers-Priebe Funeral Home in Crawfordsville, Indiana on Thursday, January 22, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the: Hollie Elizabeth Hamilton Education Fund, c/o David Harrington, 360 W. 300 S., Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. Online condolences may be sent to: powerspriebefh.com or www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Raymond "Dale" Davis
Raymond “Dale” Davis, 70, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 at his residence in Chidester. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Gertrude Greer Davis; two brothers, Floyd Davis, Jr. and Billy Davis; and a sister, Polly Adams. He is survived by his wife, Sue Davis; a brother-in-law, Glen Wright and his wife, Elaine; a sister-in-law, Debbie Stiffler and her husband, Gary; and a host of nieces and nephews. 
Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A graveside service will be held 2:00 Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at Chidester Cemetery with Benny Morgan officiating.

Danny Wright
Danny Wright, 63, of Camden died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. He was born December 30, 1951 in Santa Rosa, CA. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Janette Dorey Wright; two brothers, Larry and Wesley Wright; and one niece, Brandi Anthony. He is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Chuck Anthony of Bearden; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Eddie and Pam Wright of Bearden, Steve and JoHanna Wright of Bearden; two nieces, Amy Williams and husband Billy Don of Camden, Meagan Wright of Bearden; and one nephew, Jordan Wright of Bearden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital PO Box 2222 Little Rock, AR 72203-9984. Visitation will be Saturday 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Bearden. Graveside services at Salem Cemetery in Bearden will be private. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce/Bearden. 

George David Cross
George David Cross, 92 of Camden, AR passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015. He was born March 13, 1922 to George Jehu and Eula Robertson Cross in Camden, AR. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Camden, AR. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy Mae Cross; daughter, Kathy Knight; and twelve brothers and sisters. He is survived by his son, John David Cross and wife, Valerie of Como, MS; daughter Linda Reynolds and husband, Jerry of Camden, AR; sister, Virginia Jordan of Camden, AR; grandchildren, Larry Knight and wife, Vicki of Camden, AR, Lisa Griffis and husband, Gary of Camden, AR, Sherrie Lowe of Olive Branch, MS, Shaun Cross and wife, Destin of Como, MS; step grandchildren, Lance Reynolds and wife, Amy and Jana Reynolds all of Harrell, AR; great grandchildren, Kathryn Knight, Madeline Knight, Olivia Knight, Isabella Knight, Julia Knight, Kayla Belt and fiancé, Jacob Johnson, Megan Knight, Jerod Griffis, Hanah Griffis, Nicholas Lowe, Brandon Lowe, Madison Cross and Savannah Cross; step great grandchildren, Jackson Reynolds, Cody Reynolds and Kayla Reynolds; great great grandchild, Zane Johnson. Funeral services for Mr. Cross will be 2:00 PM Friday, January 23, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friday before the service. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Brenda Joyce Rodgers Kuzmanoff Dority
Brenda Joyce Rodgers Kuzmanoff Dority, age 62 of Chidester, AR went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. She was born on August 15, 1952 in Gary, Indiana to Edward and Louise Rodgers. She was employed by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration in Camden, AR and What's Cooking as Friday Night Hostess and was previously employed by Cox and Associates. She enjoyed spending time with her two grandchildren, playing Bunco with friends and just being with her friends and family. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Charles Edward Rodgers and Thomas Wesley Rodgers. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and Kore Hobby of Hot Springs, AR; son, Brian Dority of Sante Fe, NM; grandchildren, Brandon and Kaley Hobby of Hot Springs, AR; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Ron Trapp of Leesburg, FL; and brother, Ray Rodgers of Chidester, AR. Funeral services for Brenda will be 1:00PM Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Bell Chapel Cemetery. Reverend Larry Goza will officiate the services. Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Matthew Seth Jacobs
Matthew Seth Jacobs, 34 of Camden, AR passed away Monday, January 19, 2015. Matt was an avid hunter and he also loved to play golf. He was preceded in death by his mother, Glenda Frizzell Jacobs; his grandfather, Buck Frizzell; and his grandmother, Detta Frizzell. He leaves to cherish his memory, his only son, Jordan Jacobs; his fiancée, Alex Peterson; his aunt, Patty Frizzell Hunter; his brother, Lance Reed and wife, Shawna; his nephews, Logan and Boone; his sister, Erin Jenkins and husband, Stephen; his niece, Ellie Star; his special friends, Doug and Donna Herring; and so many more family and friends. Services for Matthew will be 2:00 PM Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Bethesda Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Clyde Ted Winfrey
Mr. Clyde Ted Winfrey, SR, 65 of Camden, AR passed away on Wednesday January 14, 2015 at Ouachita County Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Ina Mae Winfrey; and wife Dorothy Jean Winfrey. Mr. Clyde T. Winfrey, SR leaves to cherish his loving memories to his children Tamela Freeman and Stephany Winfrey both of Camden, AR, Clyde Winfrey, JR of Arlington, TX, and James Winfrey, SR of Fayetteville, AR; sisters Lois Williams and Wendy Tyson both of Camden, AR; nine grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday January 17, 2015 at New Mt. Hebron MBC with Rev. Grady Renix officiating. Interment will be held in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday January 16, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and a wake from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Harley Grice 
Harley Grice, age 77, of Star City, Arkansas formerly of Warren, died Sunday, January 11, JRMC. He was born May 10, 1937 in Cleveland County, Arkansas a son of the late Bert A. Grice and Hettie Lena Lephiew Grice. He was a retired employee of Potlatch Corp and a Baptist. Survivors include a nephew Scott Grice, Pansy, Ark. and several cousins. He was also preceded in death by a brother Jr “Pete” Grice. Graveside services 10:00 am Wednesday, January 21, at Moseley Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, January 20, at Frazer’s.

Roger Clayton Wilson
Roger Clayton Wilson, age 50, of El Dorado, AR, died Wednesday January 14 in El Dorado from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born February 13, 1964 to the late James Franklin Wilson and Vannie Sue Childs Wilson of El Dorado, AR, he was a substitute school teacher and a Baptist. Surviving other than his mother is 1 brother Michael Andrew Wilson, Vancouver, Washington. A nephew Jonathan Wilson, El Dorado, AR. A great nephew Lucas Wilson, El Dorado, AR. Graveside service 1:30 p.m. Tuesday January 20, at Wilson Cemetery near Rison, AR by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday January 19, at Frazer’s.

John L. "TUTS" Reynolds
John L. “TUTS” Reynolds age 87, of Hermitage, AR died Friday, January 16, at the Bradley County Medical Center. He was born October 14th, 1927 in Gravelridge, AR, a son of the late Malvin Reynolds and Laura Hollingsworth Reynolds, he was a welder, a pipefitter and retired from maintance at the Hermitage Public Schools. He served in the United States Army and was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by 3 brothers Edgar Reynolds, Ellis Reynolds and Jerrell Reynolds and a sister Bernice Gates. Survivors include his wife Martha Carmical Reynolds whom he married July 24th, 1948 in Gravelridge. A son Michael Reynolds and spouse Connie, Hermitage, AR. 2 daughters Rita Doss and spouse Mike, Warren, AR and Vicky Covington and spouse Julian, Warren, AR. A brother Doyle Reynolds, Hermitage, AR and 2 sisters Faye Thornton, Warren, AR and Lavern Freeman, Hermitage, AR. 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 1:30PM Monday, January 19th at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Leon Carmical and Rev. Don Smith officiating. Judy Rankin was organist. Burial was in Gravelridge Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were John Tyler Reynolds, Kelly Oliver, Randy Gorman, Randy Gorman, Jr., Beaver Ray Smith and Chris Barnes.

Ronald Wayne Gullett
Ronald
 Wayne Gullett, 58 of New Edinburg died Sunday January 18, 2015. Born December 19, 1956, he was a son of the late James Aubrey and Sybil Bernice BoydGullett. He was a welder and pipe fitter for Sisson Welding and Construction. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Lynn Gullett, and a niece, Candice Leeann Gullett. He is survived by his son, Joseph WayneGullett of Rison; daughter, Jennifer Stanfield of Kingsland; five siblings, James Edward Gullett (Ann) of Dumas, Sharon Bulloch (Don) of Dermott, Lloyd GlennGullett (Avis) of Monticello, Frann Fuller (Doug) of Kingsland, Bryon Gullett of Cabot; three grandchildren, Leah Gullett, Braylie Gullett, Grayce Gullett; sister-in-law, Marsha Gullett Shaver of Kingsland. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B.L. Blann officiating. Burial will follow at Stoney Point Cemetery with Rev. Matthew Bates officiating. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce.

Leon B. Bledsoe
Leon B. Bledsoe, 89, of Camden, died Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Searcy Healthcare in Searcy. Mr. Bledsoe was born November 5, 1925 in Benton, AR, the son of Andrew Jackson and Lovie Mae Withem Bledsoe. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Camden, and served in the United States Air Force for 27 years, serving in WWII and Korea. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Bledsoe, brothers, Howard Bledsoe and Jack Bledsoe; and sister, Catherine Hurt. Survivors include his daughters, Lynne Nussey and husband, Doug of Searcy, AR and Teresa Turley and husband, Dwight of Ball, LA; brother, Bobby Bledsoe and wife, Betty of Bossier City, LA; sister, Della Franklin of Memphis, TN; sister-in-law, Helen Bledsoe of Little Rock, AR; grandson, Frankie Rowland of Little Rock, AR; granddaughters, Samantha Kopp and husband, Brian Kopp, Jr. of Dry Prong, LA, and Katelyn Turley of Ball, LA; and a great grandson, Triston Kopp of Dry Prong, LA. Funeral services for Mr. Bledsoe will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 PM Tuesday January 20, 2015 at the funeral home.

Shirley Ann Harvey Brooks
Shirley Ann Harvey Brooks, 79 of Summerfield, Florida, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Cornerstone Hospice House surrounded by her family. She was born in Chidester, Arkansas on May 10, 1935. She was a faithful Christian, a wonderful mother, grand-mother, great-grandmother, daughter, niece, cousin, sister, aunt and compassionate friend to many. She retired from Civil Service and enjoyed spending time with her family, crocheting, gardening, cooking and helping others. She spent her life trying to be like the woman described in Proverbs 31 and she succeeded. Her quiet strength was recognized by everyone who knew her. She spent many years of her life coping with serious health problems, but never stopped smiling. She is preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Harvey and Clara Rowe Harvey and her brother, John Harvey. She is survived by her brother, James Harvey (Leota); children, Ricky Brooks (Vickie), Harvey Brooks (Susie), Thor Brooks (Lori), Richard Brooks (Marie), and Holly Daniel (Giles); grandchildren, Christopher, Richard, Marie, Marilee, William, Naomi, Jonathan, Sarah, Emily and Christy and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many other family members. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at Proctor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home with Bob Blackburn officiating followed by interment at Bluff City Cemetery. To sign the online guest register visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com

Clifford Richie Harbour
Clifford Richie Harbour, 64, of Louann, AR died Friday, January 16, 2015 at his home. He was born May 1, 1950 in Camden, AR. He was a dispatcher in the trucking industry and was a member of Cullendale First Baptist Church in Camden. Mr. Harbour was preceded in death by his father Carlton Harbour, his mother Helen Ruth Murphy Harbour and his aunt, Mary Murphy Long. He is survived by his wife, Lynn Brian Harbour of Louann, a daughter, Rebecca Blevins and husband Eli of El Dorado, AR, a son, Ross Harbour of El Dorado and two granddaughters Madison Gabrielle Boggus and Heather Elizabeth Blevins both of El Dorado. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Sulphur Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 until 2:00 PM Tuesday at the Church. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest registry visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com.

Thomas Rickey Steelman
Thomas Rickey Steelman, 66 of Camden, AR passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at Ouachita County Medical Center. He grew up in Grace Baptist Church. He was born November 20, 1948 to Oscar and Mary Belle Steelman in Camden, AR. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Barbara Stone. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sue Steelman of Camden, AR; son, Brad Steelman and wife, Amy of Greenbrier, AR; brothers, Clifford Steelman and wife, Ann of Camden, AR and Benny Steelman and wife, Sonya of Camden, AR; sister, Annette Johnson and husband, John of El Dorado, AR; and grandchildren Gage Steelman, Rylee Steelman and Jett Steelman all of Greenbrier, AR. Funeral services for Mr. Steelman will be 2:00PM Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00PM to 8:00PM Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Billy Frank King
Billy Frank King age 87 of Dallas, TX died Wednesday, January 14th in Dallas, TX. He was born September 29th, 1927 in Warren, AR, a son of the late G. H. “Red” King and Euda Singer King. He grew up in Warren attending the Warren Pubic Schools, he was a 1945 valedictorian graduate and served as the Captain of the Lumberjack football team. In 1946 he joined and served in the United States Army in post war occupation forces of Japan attaining the rank of Sergeant. A graduate of Ouachita College in 1950 with a BS in Math and Physics, he was a big fan of the Ouachita Tigers football team. When the Tigers played Texas A&M- Commerce a couple of years ago in Commerce, TX, he was proud to be in his wheelchair in the stands rooting for his Tigers. He was called up from the Army reserve for the Korean War and was discharged in August 1951. In the 1951-1952 school years, he taught math and was a football coach for the Crossett Eagles in Crossett, AR. He joined Western Geophysical Company as a geophysicist in 1952. In 1954 he moved to Port Arthur, TX and on September 4th, 1954 he married his late wife Mamie Wilson King where in 1960 they moved to Houston, TX and he served as a sales manager for Kendall Corporation in the Polyken Pipeline Coating Division. Before their move to Houston, in 1958 he ran the seismograph crew that discovered the world’s largest oil field in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Iran. This was the start of significant worldwide business travel he would undertake throughout his life, visiting obscure places such as Punta Arenas, Chile, Perth, Australia, and Algeria. In 1969 they moved to Austin, TX where he became Vice-president and General Manager of Cupples Coiled Pipe Company and returned to Houston in 1976 as Vice President of Sales for Gulf States Asphalt Co. In 1992 until 2002, he helped found and operate the Cleveland Asphalt Products Co and remained with them until his retirement in 1992 at which time he relocated to Dallas, TX. He is survived by his son, Jim King and spouse Terry, Dallas, TX; a daughter Donna Garrett and spouse Bruce, Coppell, TX, a sister Mary Barrett, Warren, AR, grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive him. Billy was loved and admired by those who knew him and will be missed by many. The family would like to express deep appreciation to the caregivers that have surrounded our dad with love and support, Yolanda Carr, Donna Menes, Yimie Yai, Rita and Kevin Benson, Dorian Spencer and Candace Armstrong. Yolanda and Donna have been with him for 4 1/2 years extending and expanding his life beyond his physical capabilities. Graveside services 1:30pm Saturday, January 17th at Oakland Cemetery in Warren, AR. Burial in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 12:00pm till 1:15pm Saturday, January 17th at Frazer’s Funeral Home.

Ronald Lee Hoskins
Ronald Lee Hoskins, Sr., age 71, of Banks, AR, died Wednesday January 14, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. Born February 10, 1943 in Danville, IL, a son of the late Clarence Wayne Hoskins and Mary Elizabeth Runyon Hoskins he was a retired salesman, the former owner/operator of Ron’s Grocery, a U.S. Army veteran and a Baptist. He married Eva Nell Gates Hoskins April 1, 1961 and she died September 16, 2010. Survivors are 2 sons Gary Hoskins and Ron Hoskins, Jr. both of Banks, AR. 1 daughter Melinda Sarwar, Memphis, TN. 1 brother Robert Hoskins, Danville, IL. 1 sister Sue Guthrie, Danville, IL. 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren Christopher Ross Hoskins and Benjamin Lee Murphy. Funeral services 3:30 p.m. Saturday January 17, Frazer’s Chapel. Burial with flag presentation in Sled Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday January 16, at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred Bradley County Veterans Museum; 210 North Main St.; Warren, AR, 71671.

James Hampton
Mr. James Hampton, 61 of Camden, AR passed away on Tuesday January 7, 2015 at Pine Hills Health & Rehab in Camden, AR. 
Mr. James Hampton leaves to cherish his memories to his siblings John Hampton and Ethel Coleman both of Camden, AR, Odell Hampton, Willie Hampton, Richard Hampton, Bettie Ryan all of Kansas City, MO, Ella Farmer of Winchester, AR, and Lucillie Johnson of Lake Village, AR Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday January 17, 2015 at Reddick Funeral Home. Interment will be held in Eternal Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday January 16, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Charles "Chaice" William Womack
Charles
 "Chaice" William Womack, 21 of New Edinburg died Monday January 12, 2015. He was a U.S Army Veteran and a member of the First Southern Baptist Church at New Edinburg. He was born December 3, 1993 at Warren. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, William Andy Womack and Charles Lash. He is survived by his parents, Ricky and Tina Lash Womack of New Edinburg; a brother, Ryan Womack of New Edinburg; and his grandmothers, Diane Womack of New Edinburg and Marie Lash of New Edinburg. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Shane Matthews officiating. Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery at New Edinburg. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. 

Nolan "Bouncer" Tidwell
Nolan “Bouncer” Tidwell, 74, died January 12, 2015 at the Ouachita County Medical Center. He was retired from International Paper Company after forty-one years of service and owned Tidwell Fireworks for thirty years. Mr. Tidwell was a veteran of the United States Army and served as First Vice Commander of the American Legion Post 45. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jewell Tidwell and Viola Efird; his stepfather, Eli Efird; and three brothers, Jewell “Tank” Tidwell, Joe Tidwell, and Elmer Tidwell. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elena Tidwell; a daughter, Sue Frazier (Tony); two sons, Michael Tidwell (Keith) and Karsten Tidwell (Kira); four granddaughters, Brandy Garcia (John), Kaitlyn Frazier, Grace Tidwell, and Gabriella Tidwell; great-grandchildren, Leighton Ingels, Bianca Ingels, Abby Garcia, and Kaleb Ingels; a brother, J. V. Tidwell (Mary Lee) and two sisters, Omie Blair (Henry) and Addie Purifoy (Homer). Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 P.M. Tuesday. Services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home followed by interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

James D. Wesley
Mr. James D. Wesley, 77 of Camden, AR passed away Tuesday January 6, 2015. Mr. James Wesley was preceded in death by his parents Henry Wesley, SR and Clidie Wesley. Mr. James Wesley leaves to cherish his loving memories to his wife Flora Wesley of Camden, AR; sons Jerold Hegwood, James Wright, Jon Snider, Roderick Snider, Tyronne Snider all of Camden, AR, and James Snider of Midland, MI; daughters Regina Richard and Lisa Tate both of Camden, AR; sisters Alberta Story of Los Angeles, CA, Callie Ford of Camden, AR, and Vernia Smith of Pine Bluff, AR. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 Friday January 16th at Reddick Funeral Home, with Supt. Roy Wesley officiating. Interment will be held in New Hope Cemetery in Emerson, AR. Visitation will be held on Thursday January 15, 2015 from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Roy Daniel Childers, Sr.
Roy Daniel Childers, Sr., age 71, of Strong, AR., died Thursday January 8, at John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado, AR. Born October 4, 1943 in Bradley County, AR, a son of the late Burl S. Childers and Doris Young Childers Dean he was a retired truck driver, a shrimper and a Baptist. Survivors are 2 sons Rory Childers, Malikoff, TX., Timothy Childers, Minneapolis, MN. 2 daughters Melissa Garrett, Ingleside, TX., Priscilla Ponder, Junction City, AR. 1 brother David Childers, Tioga, LA. 3 sisters Kathy Payne, Monticello, AR., Sheila Gill, Jacksonville, FL., Lisa Boutte, Broussard, LA. 11 grandchildren. A special friend Angie Brogdon, Junction City, AR. A host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Also preceding him in death was a son Roy Daniel Childers, Jr.; a daughter Robin Regina Childers. Funeral services 1:30 p.m. Wednesday January 14, Frazer’s Chapel. Burial Union Hill Cemetery at Ingalls, by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday January 13, at Frazer’s.

Shirley Ann Williams
Shirley Ann Williams age 78, of Warren, AR formerly of Oceanside, CA died Friday, January 9th at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, AR. She was born February 27th, 1936 in Bradley County, a daughter of the late Jack Lamar Dawkins and Velma Idell Temple Dawkins. She was a retired motel inspector and a Presbyterian. Also proceeding her in death were brothers James Ed Dawkins and Horace Lamar Dawkins and a sister Madean McMahon. Survivors include a brother Donnie Dawkins, Warren, AR and a sister Linda Henry, Monticello, AR. Several nieces and nephews whom she loved. Funeral services 1:30pm Monday, January 12th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in McFarland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Sunday, January 11th at Frazer’s.

Mary Jane McConnell Barrett
Mary Jane McConnell Barrett, 89 of Bearden died Friday January 9, 2015 at Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. Born October 7, 1925 at Booneville, she was a daughter of the late James and Sarah Wilkens McConnell. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Barrett. She is survived by two sons, Wayne E.Barrett of South Fork, CO, David E. Barrett of Bearden; two daughters Judy Parker of Bearden, Janet Hopkins of Thornton; sixteen grandchildren and twenty six great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Moss Cemetery. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. 

Norma Ennis Wilkinson Jaynes
Norma Ennis Wilkinson Jaynes, 83, of Fordyce died Friday, January 9, 2015. She was born June 12, 1931, to Robert Clark "Pete" Ennis and Maxine Shrum Ennis. She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Clarence Bell; and her husbands, J.M. Wilkinson and J.T.Jaynes. She is survived by her daughter, Marcia Wilkinson; and her sisters, Peggy James, Shirley Acchione, and Jean Barton. 
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 501 North Main, Fordyce, Arkansas 71742. A private burial was held Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Oakland Cemetery, Fordyce.

Doshia Lee Davis Wilson
Doshia Lee Davis Wilson, 96, of Fordyce formerly of Thornton died Thursday, January 8, 2015 at St. John's Place in Fordyce. She was born December 12, 1918 in Hampton, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Fordyce. She is preceded in death by her parents, George W. Davis and Minnie McCann Vaughan; husband Everett E. Wilson; four daughters, Patricia Wilson Jennings, Margaret Wilson Henry, Eloise Wilson, Bessie Wilson Hicks, Betty Wilson Marchant; and eight siblings. She is survived by three daughters, Bobbie Wilson Lacewell and husband Kenny of Bryant, Mary WilsonHouse and husband Kenneth of Carlisle, PA, Lois Mosley and husband Clifford of Bearden; son-in-law Lamar Jennings of Rison; eleven grandchildren, Keith Lacewell of Fayetteville, Sandy Bragg of Carlisle, PA, Kevin Jennings of Mt. Ida, Leslie Moore of Little Rock, Karen Hughes of Bryant, Kenley House of Carlisle, PA, Laura Burns of Benton, Regina Wise of Sheridan, Ben Wilson of Sheridan, Charlotte Henry of Bearden, Karen Beth Wilson of California; and several great grandchildren. Special thanks to Johnnie McManus and Twila and John Lockwood for being there for her at all times. Visitation will be Sunday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Monday at Benton Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Cato officiating. Burial will follow at Stoney Point Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. The family requests memorials be made to the charity of your choice.

Henryetta Estell Bullman
Henryetta Estell Bullman, age 81, of Camden, died Friday, January 9, 2015 at St. Vincent's Infirmary. She was born July 27, 1933 in Celina, TX to Rev. Henry Washington and Daisy Lee Swint Pugh. She is preceded in death by her son, Henry Bly Bullman, her parents, brother, H. W. Swint (5 months old), sister, Mary Olivia Welch and grandson, James Edward Bullman. She is survived by her husband, J. T. Bullman, Sr. of Camden; sons, J. T. Bullman, Jr. and wife, Dorothy of Camden; granddaughters, Crystal Darlene Penick and husband, Mark and Kimberly Deanne Dukes and husband, Carl; great-grandchildren, Elija James Penick, Hannah Elizabeth Penick, and Tabi Dukes; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at Pleasant Ridge Assembly of God Church with Beauford Rash officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday at the funeral home.

Emmett R. Wallace
Emmett R. Wallace, 92 formerly of Camden, AR, resided in Garland, TX for 41 years and passed away Thursday, January 08, 2015. He was a B-24 Tail gunner in the Air Force and was a World War II veteran. He was born March 04, 1922 to Luther and Sophia Wallace. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bid, Bill and Jessie Wallace; sisters, Teen Evans and Nona Glover and grandson, Richard Green. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Billie Jean Wallace of Garland, TX; stepchildren, Matsy Jane Walker of Malakoff, TX, Deloris Jean Stoffers of Kemp, TX, Ben Wilcox of Port Neches, TX and Lisa Achord of Port Neches, TX; grandson, Michael Green of Sherman, TX and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Wallace will be 2:00 PM Sunday at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Bethesda Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00PM to 8:00PM Saturday at the funeral home.

Billy Joe Bowman
Billy Joe Bowman, age 77, passed away at the Ouachita County Medical Center, Camden, AR on January 7, 2015. Bill was born in Bearden, AR on July 7, 1937 to Luther and Belton Rhodes Bowman. When Bill was only four years old, he experienced the death of his biological father and was raised by the only father he knew, Charles Yeager. Mr. Bowman was a member of the Cullendale First Baptist Church. Mr. Bowman was preceded in death by his mother, Belton Rhodes Bowman Yeager; his two fathers, Luther Bowman and Charles Yeager; and a sister, Jerry Yeager Wilson. He leaves to cherish his wife of 56 years, Shirley Wilson Bowman; his children, Terri Bowman Golden (Jim), Karen Bowman Bailey (Jeff), all of Camden and Greg Bowman (Tonya) of Bryant, AR; his special daughter, Theresa Perry (Mark) of Camden, AR; his grandchildren, Morgan Garner, Taylor Knight, Kendall Golden, Sydney Bowman, and Lindsey Bailey Webb; his great-grandchildren, Hannon Garner Chong and Avah and Jett Webb as well as many lifelong friends and his church family. After graduating from Fairview High School in 1955, he joined the United States Navy in 1956 and served on the USS Antietam in the Mediterranean Sea as well as other parts of the world. He received an honorable discharge in 1963. He worked for Hurley Printing Company for 30 years in several capactities. Later he owned his own lithograph business. He retired in the spring of 2013. He was an avid sports fan, especially football and baseball and a diehard Razorback fan. Having coached Boys Club baseball for many years he remained involved with the Boys and Girls Club until his death. He touched the lives of many young people. He was a lover of nature and animals. He enjoyed the outdoors and traveled extensively across the United States. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, attending all family events, every milestone in the lives of his children and grandchildren, being a most supportive father and grandfather. Funeral services for Mr. Bowman will be held 2:00 PM Friday, January 09, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Ouachita County, 2708 Mt. Holly Road SW, Camden, AR 71701 (870-231-2611). To sign the online guest register, visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com

Evernell "Nell" Launius Clark
Evernell "Nell" Launius Clark, 91, of Fordyce died Tuesday, January 06, 2015 at Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. She was born May 17, 1923 in Dallas County, Arkansas. She was a member of Beech Gove Baptist Church for 55 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harvey F. Launius and Kate Ethel Taylor Launius; husbands, Lewis C. Smith and Roy Clark; and one son, Robbie Smith. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Simon Jendrejas of Fordyce; four grandchildren, Laura Ledbetter of Fordyce, Brandon Jendrejas of Sheridan, Adam Jendrejas of Fordyce, Crystal Jendrejas of North Little Rock; and six great grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday at Benton Funeral Home with Rev. B.L. Blann officiating. Burial will follow of Philadelphia Cemetery in Prattsville. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

Martha Kate Grice
Martha Kate Grice age 84, of Banks, AR went to meet her Lord on Thursday, January 1st, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born October 29, 1930 in Mississippi, a daughter of the late Tandy Vail and Cora Osburn Vail. She was a retired supervisor at Sykes Flooring, a housewife and homemaker and a member of Springhill Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband whom she married October 16th 1948 in Warren, AR. Bro. Roy Grice, Jr. A son Paul Grice and spouse Cathy, Banks, AR. A brother J. E. Gardner, Warren, AR., 3 sisters Dorothy Bradford and Katherine Williams both of Warren, AR. Ann Richards, Banks AR. 3 grandchildren Randi Ross and spouse Bill, Palestine, AR, James Edward Grice, Hermitage, AR and John Wesley Grice and spouse Becky, Banks, AR. 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral service was 1:30PM Sunday January 4th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Ricky Smith officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist and Dottie Smith was soloist. Burial was in Moseley Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Nicholas Scroggins, Bobby Richards, Tristan Richards, Lacey Hollingsworth, Austin Ross and Bradley Hankins. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Scroggins, Johnny Bradford, Jimmy Bradford, John Dees, Rick Anders, Greg Reep and Marty Reep.

Ernestine B. Graves
Ernestine
 BGraves, 89, of Thornton died Saturday, January 03, 2015 at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. She was born November 21, 1925 in Holly Springs, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Bearden. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Beeson and Mary Alice Ernest Beeson; husband, Rev. John H. Graves; four brothers, Sam Beeson, John Beeson, George Beeson, Grady Beeson; two sisters, Mary Jones, Joann Skipper; and two great grandchildren, Little David Howell and Blake Nutt. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Vicki Graves of Texarkana; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Dennis Nalls of Sparkman and Ann and Mike Nutt of Hampton; one sister, Jenny Fowler of Vandalia, OH; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Bearden. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday at First Southern Baptist Church in Bearden with Rev. Mike Nutt and Rev. Steve Fleming officiating. Burial will follow at Moss Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce/Bearden.

Karen Mearl Holt Steward
Karen
 Mearl Holt Steward, 67, of Camden died Thursday, January 1, 2015 at her home. She was born July 14, 1947 in Camden, Arkansas. She was a Baptist and former manager of Factory Connection in Camden. She is preceded in death by her parents, Louis J. Holt and Rowena Fern Bragdon Holt; and one brother, Robert Lewis Holt. She is survived by her husband, Willie Steward of Camden; one step daughter, Christy Lindsey of Hot Springs; two sisters, Yvonne Holt and Bonnie McDonald both of Austin, TX; and several step grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Camden. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

Harold Cecil McAllister
Harold Cecil McAllister, 74 of Camden, AR passed away Sunday, January 04, 2015 at Gardner Nursing Center in Star City, AR. He was born March 28, 1940 in Monticello, AR to Lewis and Thelma McAllister. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Kiwanis Club. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers. He is survived by his wife, Linda McAllister of Camden, AR; son, Mike McAllister and wife, Erin of Camden, AR; daughter, Cathey Griffin and husband, Craig of El Dorado, AR; grandchildren, Jonathan McAllister and Hanna McAllister both of Camden, AR and Braden Griffin and Peyton Griffin both of El Dorado, AR; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. McAllister will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 06, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Reverend Buddy Ratliff will officiate the services. Visitation will be 12:30 to 2:00 PM before the service in the Great Hall at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 121 Harrison St., Camden, AR 71701.

Maude Wurst Spicer
Maude Wurst Spicer, 83, of Camden, passed away at the John R. Williamson Hospice House on January 2, 2015. She was born on October 17, 1931 to G. C. and Dovie Wurst, Delaware, AR, and was the youngest of twelve children. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R. L. Spicer; daughter, Sherri Harris, and nine siblings. Survivors include a son, Jamie Spicer, (Beverly), of Camden; daughter, Sheila Fondren, (Troy), of Delaware, AR; brother, Fred Wurst, (Beth), of Paris, AR; sister, June Campbell of Delaware, AR; eight grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Elliott Baptist Church with Brother Paul Easter officiating and burial at Mount Horeb Cemetery. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be 3:00 - 5:00 PM at the funeral home on Sunday, January 4, 2015. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elliott Baptist Church Children's Ministry.

Elizabeth Walker Eppinette
Elizabeth Walker Eppinette was born to John Earl and Alice Katie Hagood Walker of Rayville, LA, on April 11, 1931. She was raised again in Heaven on January 01, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Imogene Walker, Muriel Walker, Thelma Maxine Scott; brothers, Raymond Walker, Earl Junior Walker and a brother, Bobby Thomas; and sister-in-law, Ronnie Dana Walker; several nieces, nephews; and a great-grandson. She is survived by her husband of 64 ½ years, Evert Nealy Eppinette; a daughter, Bevraly Sue Eppinette Walker; and a son, Bruce Eppinette; a brother, Benny F. Walker; two sisters, Mary Lee Braun and Aline Walker Gooch; two grandsons; three granddaughters; five great-grandsons, and four great granddaughters, as well as a multitude of other family members. In addition to her role as wife and mother, Elizabeth was a friend, advocate, and mentor. She served the citizens of Ouachita County for many years helping to establish the Ouachita County Equalization Board, as secretary to the County Judge for 12 years, and as Ouachita County Circuit Clerk for 16 years. Following retirement, she founded the Arkansas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents and was honored as Camden BPW Woman of the Year. She was also an active member of the Association of Baptist Women for many years and a member of Elliott Baptist Church. Elizabeth loved people and enjoyed serving them. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Funeral services for Mrs. Eppinette will be held 10:00 AM Monday, January 05, 2015 at Elliott Baptist Church with burial in Mt. Horeb Cemetery. Visitation will be 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday at Proctor Funeral Home.

Jeremy Wade Davs
Jeremy Wade Davis, age 33, of Warren, AR died October 4, 2014 near Banks, AR. He was born October 9, 1980 in Little Rock, AR, he attended Warren High School, graduated from Hermitage High School and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Survivors are his father David Davis of Warren, AR. Mother Linda Ansdell Myers of Warren, AR. Step father Don Myers of Warren, AR. 1 sister Sherri Davis of Warren, AR. Memorial service 2:00 p.m. Sunday January 4, at Ebenezer Baptist Church near Warren, AR.

Leslie Brianne Hoffman
Leslie Brianne Hoffman age 14 of Warren, AR died Friday December 26th at the Bradley County Medical Center. She was born September 8th, 2000 in Pine Bluff, AR a daughter of Kevin Hoffman and Jennifer Henderson Hoffman, Warren, AR. She was a student in the Warren Public School System, where she was the 2012 Spelling Bee Winner, she was in the Gifted and Talented program and had a love for the school music program by playing in the marching band and the jazz band. She was preceded in death by a paternal grandfather Leslie Wayne Hoffman, and a maternal grandfather James Henderson. Surviving other than her parents, 1 brother Kevin Hoffman II, Warren, AR and 2 sisters Madison Hoffman and Kevi Hoffman both of Warren, AR. Paternal grandparents John and Carolyn Wilson, Monticello, AR. Maternal grandmother Connie Bodwell, Winterset, Iowa and a maternal great-grandmother Irene Wolker, Winterset, Iowa. Funeral services 1:30pm Saturday, January 3rd at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Parker Prospect Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Friday, January 2nd at Frazer’s Funeral Home.

Tarver Robertson Germann
Tarver Robertson Germann left us December 31, 2014. He was 84 years old. Tarver was born September 14, 1930, in Camden, Arkansas to William and Maebelle Germann. He graduated from Harmony Grove High School, where he later served on the School Board. He was a lifelong member of the Lakeside United Methodist Church, of which he was the treasurer. He retired from International Paper Company, the Army Reserves, and Ouachita Fire District One. He was on the board of Farm Bureau, Lakeside Cemetery, Ouachita County Volunteer Fire Departments, and President of his hunting club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and woodworking. But he loved his family, his Church, God, fire department, deer camp and friends, of which there are too many to mention. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; sisters, Wilma Graves and Clementine Palmer; and brother, Fred Germann. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty Lou Bethel Germann; three children, his son, Kenneth Germann (Carol) of Beaumont, Texas; his daughters, Janie Pardee (Stephen) of Camden, Arkansas and Marcia Jones of Cabot, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Jennifer Higgenbotham of Ward, Arkansas, Michael Jones (Julia) of Cabot, Arkansas, Kelly Clements (James) and Clifford Germann (Kimberly) of Houston, Texas, Joshua Pardee (Starsha) of San Antonio, Texas; and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by all those whose lives he touched, which are innumerable. He will be missed by all. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 Saturday at the Harmony Grove Methodist Church. Funeral will be at 1:30 PM Saturday immediately following at the church. His final rest will be at Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may by made in his name to Ouachita County Fire District 1, 3112 Hwy 79 N, Camden, AR 71701.

Ruth Francis Hall Hunnicutt
Ruth Francis Hall Hunnicutt, age 90, of Magnolia, formerly of Camden, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at Magnolia Health and Rehabilitation. Ruth was born June 28, 1924 in England, AR, to Homer T and Linnie May Hall. She was married to Doyne Hunnicutt for 64 years until his death in Dec, 2008. Ruth was a wonderful wife to her husband and the very best mother, grandmother and great grandmother anyone could ask for. She was happiest spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruth also loved creating beautiful baskets and planters of summer flowers for her patio. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Camden and a member of the Couples and Rose Couples Sunday School Class. Ruth was also a life member of the Junior Auxiliary of Camden. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a brother, Roy K Hall. Survivors include her son, Mike (Kathy) Hunnicutt, daughter, Kaye (Gary) Burley, sister, Billie Knox, grandchildren Jim Hunnicutt, Susan (Mike) Lamont, Brent Burley, Tim (Kimberly) Burley and Grant (Brooke) Pryor and great-grandchildren Conner and Landon Burley, Jack and Addison Lamont, Lyla, Reid and Shea Burley and Stella and Charlotte Pryor. Visitation with family will be Sunday, January 4, 2015, from3 to 5 PM at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden. Funeral will be Monday, January 5. 2015 at 11:00 in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Camden. Interment will be at 3:30 PM Monday at White County Memorial Gardens in Searcy. The family would like to thank Magnolia Health and Rehab for the loving care given Ruth during her stay with them, Hospice of Magnolia and a very special thanks to Ruth’s caregiver prior to Magnolia Health and Rehab, Lana Williamson. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Camden, 223 Jefferson, Camden, AR 71701.

Dale O. Ward
Dale O. Ward, age 89, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Formerly of Altus, OK, he moved to Camden in 1983. He married Minnie E. Stone in 1978 at the Air Force Base. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a Mason, a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church, a loving husband and father. He is preceded in death by his stepson, Fred Stone; parents, Garvan and Flora Ward; brother, Melvin Ward; and sister, Ruby Ward. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Ward of Camden; children, Stanton Ward and wife, Rachel of Lawton, OK, Tammie Delong and husband, Joe of Lawton, OK, Edyth Casamassima and husband, Salvadore of Alpine, CA; grandchildren, Tracy Stone, Emma Casamassima, Starr Cannon, Dallas Smith, Morgan Grice, Weston Ward, Madison Ward, and Morgan Cox; many nieces and nephews; and brother, Wayne Ward of Spokane, WA. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Sunday at Fairview United Methodist Church. Graveside service will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Lawton, OK. Rev. Allen Crum and Rev. Mike Wilkie will officiate the services. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Fairview United Methodist Church, 2603 Mt. Holly Road, SW, Camden, AR 71701. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Curtis Gordon White Jr.
Curtis Gordon White, Jr., age 70, of Warren, AR, died Sunday December 28, at Bradley County Medical Center in Warren, AR. Born April 3, 1944 in Warren, AR he was a retired truck driver, a Baptist, a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War serving in Germany and past Commander of American Legion Post # 10 in El Dorado, AR. He was preceded in death by his father Curtis Gordon White, SR. Survivors are his wife Elizabeth Outlaw White whom he married May 3, 1966. 1 son Christopher White, Damascus, AR. 3 daughters Karen Pinkham, Flower Mound, TX, Karla Long, El Dorado, AR, Kathy Cornish, Warren, AR. His mother Onie Sloan White, Warren, AR. 1 brother Jerry White, Sherman, TX. 3 sisters Lucy McWilliams, Carol Grassi both of Warren, AR, Becky Harwell, North Little Rock, AR. 9 grandchildren. Graveside service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday December 31, at Willoughby Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation prior to service beginning at 12:30 p.m. until service time Wednesday December 31, at Willoughby Freewill Baptist Church.

Jerry Langley
Mr. Jerry Langley, 71 of Camden, AR passed away on Friday December 19, 2014 at Ouachita County Medical Center. 
Mr. Jerry Langley was preceded in death by his parents Frederick and Aggie Mae Langley. Mr. Jerry Langley leaves to cherish his loving memories to his children Frederick D. Langley and Donna Murphy both of Camden, AR, Jerry Langley of Hampton, AR, and Velvet Carlock of Little Rock, AR; brothers Fred Langley. JR of Los Angeles, CA, Bobby Langley of Manhattan Beach, CA, Rev. Willie Langley of Atlanta, GA, Robert Langley of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Dr. Curtis Langley of Virginia Beach, VA; sisters Mary Louise Jackson of Chesapeake, VA, Gladys Nettles of Camden, AR, and Amy Johnson of Irving, TX; 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday December 27, 2014 at Bethel AME with Rev. Gregory Nettles officiating. Interment will be held in Greenwood Cemetery. Family hour will be held on Friday December 26, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Charles H. Bryant
Charles
 HBryant, 75 of Hampton, died Friday December 26, 2014. He was born June 21, 1939 in Hampton to the late Roy Bryant and Marie Porter Bryant. He is also preceded in death by three brothers, R.A. Bryant, William Bryant, and James Bryant, and one sister Mittie Jane Morris. 
He is survived by his wife Meredith Bryant of Hampton; his son Doug Bryant and wife Aletha of Hampton; two daughters Angie Bryant of Neelyville, Missouri and Melissa Nance and husband Jeff of Canadian, Texas; two brothers Johnny Bryant of North Little Rock and Jimmy Bryant of Junction City; three sisters, Carolyn Stringer of Little Rock, Helen Anderson of Wyoming, and Elsie McDonald of Texas; three grandchildren: Marissa, Jayden, and Will; three step-grandchildren: Tracy, Terry, and John; and five step-great grandchildren: Brooke, Jace, Sawyer, Lynlea, and Reid. A special visitation will be held Sunday, December 28th, 2014 from 5 PM until 8 PM at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton.

Betty Lea McManus
Betty
 Lea McManus, 61, of Maumelle died Friday, December 26, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born November 10, 1953 in Pineville, LA. She was employed at Pulaski Tech in North Little Rock and was a member of Beech Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Fordyce. She is preceded in death by her parents, Billy S. McManus and Dorothy Lea Watson McManus; and sister, Martha Jean McManus. She is survived by one son, Brent C. Calhoun and wife Summer B. of Bismarck; one brother, Billy S. McManus, Jr. and wife Pam of Hampton; two sisters, Malissa West of Tinsman, Judy Ballew and husband Ralph of Oden; two grandchildren, Gunnar Calhoun and Madyson Calhoun both of Bismarck; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Graveside services will be 11:00 am Monday at Watson Cemetery in Tinsman with Rev. David Dillard officiating. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

Marion Christine Johnson Thomas
Marion Christine Johnson Thomas, Missy to her friends, in the fashion of a classy lady, a true Christian and a minister’s wife, went to meet her Lord on Sunday, December 28, 2014. She lived 91 wonderful years, passing away after a short illness. Missy was born in Marion, Kentucky, January 31, 1923 to William Leonard Johnson and Jodie Pearl Gray. She married James “Gig” F. Thomas, Sr. on December 9, 1939. After paying the preacher, Missy and Gig took their last ten cents and bought a fountain coke with two straws to celebrate. Missy and Gig had two sons, James F. Thomas, Jr. and William Shannon Thomas. Missy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gig, her son Bill and her grand-daughter Billie Michelle Davis. Missy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Lou Thomas; her grandson and his wife, Michael and Debra Thomas; her grandson, William Shannon Thomas, Jr.; her great-grandson, Jamie Vaughn; her great-grandson, Jordan Nations; and her great-great grandson, Troy Nations. A viewing will be held at Proctor Funeral Home, Friday, January 2, 2015 from 4:00-6:00 pm. Services will be held, Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 10:30 am at the First Assembly of God in Camden, Arkansas. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. It is requested in lieu of flowers, donations honoring Missy be made to Hendrick Hospice Care Center and Medical Center Foundation, 1900 Pine Street, Abilene, TX 79601 or the charity of your choice.

William Robert "Bill" Horn
William Robert "Bill" Horn was born January 14, 1927 and passed away December 24, 2014 after a very brief illness. Bill was the last child born to Samuel and Mildred Horn in Camden, AR. Bill served in the U. S. Army during WWII from November 1946 until September 1949, serving in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations with the 88th infantry. He worked for many years at Davis Manufacturing and retired from Atlantic Research Corp. He was an avid hunter. Turkey hunting, elk hunting and antelope hunting were his favorites. Bill and his wife enjoyed many yearly trips out west to Wyoming and Colorado to hunt until health prevented it. Bill survived colon cancer and lived many good years enjoying his river camp. Bill is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jean Horn; two sons, Robert and wife, Jackie of Castle Rock, CO and J. L. and wife, Suzanne of Camden; stepson, Denny Eiland of Booneville, AR; stepdaughters, Theresa Perry and husband, Mark of Camden and Denise Guess and husband, John of Chidester; five grandchildren; six step grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be 1:00 PM Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Wayne Allen Clanton
Wayne Allen Clanton, age 82, of Warren, Arkansas died at Bradley County Memorial Hospital December 22, 2014. He was born in Ingalls, Arkansas, son of the late J.C. and Reba Clanton. Wayne started his education in Ingalls and Vick, and then graduated from Warren High School. After graduating from high school, Wayne joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed on the USS Natchaug and fought in the Korean War. After returning from sea, Wayne married the love of his life, Ora King Clanton. He described his marriage “as the best 62 ½ years of his life”. He attended college at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and received his BS degree in Chemistry and Biology and later attended college at Arkansas State working toward his Masters degree. After his college graduation, Wayne taught school for one year at Walnut Ridge. He returned to his love of chemistry and worked as a chemical analyst working with various leading color dispersion companies. He spent his final three career years as President and CEO at Spartan Color and Chemical in Houston, Texas. In retirement Wayne enjoyed traveling to foreign countries with his beloved wife and enjoyed spending time with his family and telling stories. He was a history scholar and loved to share stories with all he met of times long ago. He was loved and will be missed by all who knew him. Surviving is his cherished wife, Ora King Clanton, 4 children: Timothy Dale Clanton (deceased), David Allen Clanton (Rose) of Warren, AR, Mark Anthony Clanton (Debbie) of Warren, AR, Dr. Cathy Colleen Clanton Reeves (Dr. David) of Bowling Green, KY. Grandchildren Richard, Shane, Julie, Melanie, Misty, Marci, Katie and Ben and Great Grandchildren: Sarah, Cody, Joseph, Taylor, Rollie, Mason, Mackenzie, Axton, Zeke, Bella, Bently, Nathan, Annie and Carmen. Three sisters Shirley Clanton of Warren, Elizabeth Smith of Warren and Helen Furgerson of Little Rock, two brothers Danny Clanton of Little Rock and Gerald Clanton of St. Louis, MO. Wayne was preceded in death by his son Timothy Dale Clanton and 2 grandchildren Jennifer Diane Clanton and Matthew Ryan Reeves. Funeral services 1:30 p.m. Friday December 26, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial at Union Hill Cemetery in Ingalls, AR by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 12:00 p.m. (noon) until service time Friday December 26, at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred Bradley County Veterans Museum or to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Shreveport, LA.

Armena B. Davis
Armena
 BDavis, 91, of Fordyce died Monday, December 22, 2014 at Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. She was born May 10, 1923 in Dabney, Arkansas. She was retired from Alltel and she was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Fordyce. She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry Lee Beverage and Ivy Pearl Reeves Beverage; husband, James E. Davis; step son, Bradley Davis; brother, Ulyess Beverage; sister, Zelta Norman; and nephew, Bobby Norman. She is survived by three nieces, Rita Launius and husband Damon, LaRue Rodda and Marilyn Norman; four nephews, Wayne Norman and wife Paulette, Don Beverage and wife Nancy, Ron Beverage and wife Jean, Shelton Beverage and wife Becky; two step grandsons, Mike and Terry Davis. Visitation will be Friday, December 26, 2014 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at First Assembly of God Church in Fordyce. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 pm following the visitation. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Fordyce. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

Tasha Rene Hurst
Tasha Rene Hurst, age 28, of Chidester, died Friday, December 19, 2014. She is preceded in death by her father, Ronnie Stewart; grandmothers, Rosalie Hurst and Ida Mae Stewart. She is survived by her sons, Kade Allen Paul Hurst and Billie Joe Walthall, IV, and Jace Landon Hurst all of Chidester; mother, Sharon Stewart of Chidester; sister, Charlotte Wood and husband, Ben of Star City, brothers, Cory Stewart and wife, Candy of Delhart, TX, Rocky Stewart of Camden, and Carson Handlin of Cedar Creek, TX; father, Bobby Baker of Indiana, Many uncles and aunts; and grandparents, Harold and Patricia Hurst of Houston. Graveside service will be 2:00 PM Friday at Missouri Cemetery with visitation prior to the service at the cemetery. Rev. Ken Key will officiate the service. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

River Hope Melton
River Hope Melton, infant daughter of Brandon and Jodi Melton passed away Sunday, December 21, 2014. She is survived by her parents; brother, Zander Melton; sister, Abbi Claire Melton; grandparents, Ronald and Joyce Melton all of Camden, AR; grandmother, Cassie McPherson and husband, Mike of Arlington, TX; grandfather, Kenny Wilkerson and wife, Lynn of Magnolia, AR; great grandparents, Frances Grisham, LeRoy and Jean Melton and Gene Phillips all of Camden, AR; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins, Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, December 26, 2014 at Unity Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Mt. Horeb Cemetery.  Brothers Richard Merritt and Cole Melton will officiate the service.  Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard "Rick" D. Anders
Richard "Rick" D. Anders, 63, of El Dorado passed away Friday, December 19, 2014 in Camden, AR. He was born August 4, 1951 in El Dorado he was the son of Raybon C. and Lola Bowden Anders and was raised here.  He served his country in the National Guard as a young man, and had worked in the grocery business for many years most recently as manager of Mac's Fresh Market in Camden.  He was a loving, devoted son, brother, husband, father, and papaw.
Preceding him in death were his parents.  "He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Peggy Kersh Anders, his sons, Phillip (Katie) and Kevin (Ashley) both of Sherwood, and daughter Teresa Cameron (Jon T.) of El Dorado, his brothers Allen (Pam) of Chicago, IL, Billy Wayne (Barbara) of Owasso, OK, and David (Linda) of Magnolia, AR, and his sister Diana Carden (Robert) of Smackover  as well as four grandchildren, Nathan and Amy Anders, Blake Anders, and Demi Cameron. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at First Assembly of God Church in El Dorado with Rev. Steve Moss officiating. Interment will follow at Smackover Cemetery, with military honors, under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. To 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at Young's.
Memorials may be made to UCAPs, 1000 Sunset Road, El Dorado, AR 71730 or to the 
American Diabetes Association , Arkansas Affiliate, Inc. 212 Natural Resources Dr., Little Rock, AR 72205.

Johnnie Wilkins
Mr. Johnnie Wilkins, 61 of Camden, AR passed away on Sunday December 21, 2014. Mr. Johnnie Wilkins was preceded in death by his parents John Wilkins and Ruby Washington. Mr. Johnnie Wilkins leaves to cherish his loving memories to his siblings Donna Rogers of Arkadelphia, AR, Ruby Whitley of Flint, MI, Diane Brown and Glenda Franklin both of Camden, AR, and Ellis Wilkins, SR of Smackover, AR; caregivers Terriba Frazier and Kimberly Hammock. Memorial services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday December 26, 2014 at Whitest Chapel MBC.

Pamela Kay Lowry
Pamela Kay Lowry, age 56, of Johnsville, AR died Sunday December 21, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. Born September 21, 1958 in Osceola, AR a daughter of the late Carl Tillman Harrod and Mary Magdaline Forrest Harrod she was retired from the Arkansas Work Force Center and member of Palestine Methodist Church. Survivors are her husband Robby Lowry whom she married December 1, 1984. 1 daughter Mandy Smith and spouse Mike, Crossett, AR. 1 brother Mack Wayne Harrod, Rison, AR. 3 sisters Betty Bryant, Hampton, AR, Brenda Reece, Gurdon, AR, Pat Mills, Warren, AR. 1 granddaughter Evie Kinnard, Crossett, AR. A son Hunter Lowry also preceded her in death. Funeral service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday December 24, Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Palestine Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday December 23, at Frazer’s.

Martha Josephine Bolland
Martha Josephine Bolland, age 85, of Warren, AR died Saturday December 20, at Chapel Woods Health and Rehabilitation. Born February 11, 1929 in Bradley County, AR a daughter of the late Roy Judson McKinney and Myrtle Mary Roebuck McKinney she was a retired payroll supervisor for Potlatch Corporation and member of Good Hope United Methodist Church. Survivors are her husband Wayburn Bolland whom she married May 28, 1948. 2 sons Judson Bolland and spouse Pat, Warren, AR, James Bolland and spouse Heidi, El Dorado, AR. 1 daughter Mary Lou Weaver and spouse Jerry, Warren, AR. 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother Robert Eldon McKinney. Funeral service 1:30 p.m. Tuesday December 23, at Good Hope United Methodist Church near Warren. Burial in McKinney Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday December 22, at Frazer’s.

Ronnie Carl Sandine
Ronnie Carl Sandine, age 50, of Rowell, AR went to be with the Lord Friday December 19, at BCMC. Born June 17, 1964 in Cleveland County, AR a son of the late William “Dude” Sandine and Patsy Bethea Sandine he was a former construction worker and member of Freewill Freehill Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife Shelly Vickers Sandine. 1 step son Nicholas Mercer, Rowell, AR. 2 sisters Tammy Bray (Paul), Rison, AR, Becky Terry (Ricky), Pine Bluff, AR. and several nieces and nephews. Also preceding him in death was a brother Keith Sandine who died January 3, 2014. Funeral service 1:30 p.m. Monday December 22, Frazer’s Chapel. Burial Prosperity Cemetery near Pansy by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday December 21, at Frazer’s.

Dr. Gale Allen McFarland
Gale Allen McFarland , age 61, of Camden, AR, died Thursday December 18, 2014 at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden, AR. He was the only child of Auborn Jerome McFarland, Jr. and Thelma Estelle Wagnon McFarland, both of Banks, AR. Gale was born December 18, 1953 in Warren, AR but lived with his parents on their farm just east of Banks. Primary education began at the Banks Elementary School in 1960. In August, 1965, the family moved to Crossett, AR, because of job opportunities for A.J. whom was a structural iron worker (local union 710, Monroe, LA). Estelle was a devoted wife and homemaker. Gale attended school in Crossett, graduating in May, 1972. After that the family moved back to their farm in Banks. Gale attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello finishing with a BS in Wildlife Management, in May, 1976. Graduate School at Louisiana Tech University followed with Gale earning a Master of Science degree in Botany, July, 1979. He put environmental science behind him when he was accepted to medical school at UAMS in Little Rock, AR for the school year beginning in 1979. In May, 1983 with his M.D. degree in hand, Dr. McFarland was off to New Orleans, LA to pursue a residency with the LSU general surgery department. After two years, Gale changed his career aspirations to urology and completed 3 years of residency with the LSU - Ochsner Urology program. By this time he was married to Janice Marie Jackson and had three sons; Steven Ross, Justin Lehman, and James Wesley McFarland. The young family relocated to Camden, AR in July, 1983 where Dr. McFarland opened the Camden Urology Clinic. Two more sons were born to Jan and Gale Allen; Travis Allen and Auburn Jackson McFarland. All 5 boys finished school at Camden Fairview. Steven was deployed with the Arkansas Army National Guard to Iraq in 2004 and Justin was deployed with the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division to Afghanistan from 2005 - 2006; both young men received an honorable discharges from their units. Gale and Jan divorced in 1996. Gale married Wendy Gayle Andrews May 24, 1997 and not only has she been his wife she served as his urological nurse at the clinic. The practice provided little time for vacations, but the family still maintains the farm in Banks. Gale states his vacation is going to work on the farm. Gale played piano and Hammond organ, first training in classical and religious music, but later switching to rock and country. For 9 years he was the pianist for the Banks Presbyterian Church: and he and his family are presently members of the Camden, AR First Presbyterian Church. Gale played in several bands in the Warren and Camden areas, He retired from "gigging" in 1996, now playing in rare jam sessions with his musician friends. Other hobbies have been jogging, bicycling, and always trying to lead a healthy lifestyle to "practice what he preaches”to his patients at his urology clinic. Dr. McFarland has been active as a 5th District Trustee with the Arkansas Medical Society, and is a member of the Arkansas Urologic Society and the American Urological Association. Gale is survived by his wife Wendy, Steven, Wesley, Travis, and Jackson. He is preceded in death by both parents and his second son Justin. His final wishes would be for the original farm in Banks to remain intact for many more years as a productive part of the family and to thank all his patients and colleagues for their confidence in his clinical and surgical abilities. He would also like to thank his family and friends for all their support during his final months. Funeral services are 3:30 p.m. Sunday December 21, at Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren, AR. Burial will be in McFarland Cemetery at Banks, AR by Frazer’s. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Saturday December 20, at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred to the McFarland Cemetery Perpetual Care - Ginger Ricks or to the Camden, AR First Presbyterian Church/Ouachita County Medical Center PO Box 797, Camden, AR 71711.

Sam Ella Hill
Sam Ella Hill was born on Wednesday, August 9, 1939, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas to the union of Henry Clay and Corine Williams Hill. At a tender age she confessed her faith in Christ, was baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost while at Victory Temple Church of God in Christ in Pine Ridge, Arkansas. Victory Temple COGIC later moved to Arkadelphia and she continued to in her Christian journey. Her love for Christ was expressed in the way she lived and loved her family. She grew up in Arkadelphia and attended Peake High School. As a young woman full of life and wit, she met Henry Douglas Murphy, a tall and handsome young man from Cartage, Arkansas; and after an appropriate courtship they were married on December 23, 1967. They made their home in Arkadelphia and begun a life that lasted for over 40 years until his passing on January 27, 2010. While Henry worked as an independent logger. She busied herself keeping an impeccable home and nurturing her children. Her children were such an important part of her life. Their home was filled with prayer, love and laughter which created memories that would never be forgotten. Mother Murphy was a sanctified faithful member of Victory Temple Church of God In Christ where she served faithfully as the church Mother and served dutifully beside her husband who served as a deacon and assistant Sunday school superintendent. She loved attending prayer meeting, bible study and helping with devotion. Those she touched and those who knew her witnessed her untiring love for God. She had a way of knowing what and when you were going through and always was able to lift and strengthen you. Throughout her life she was a devoted and committed wife, mother, sister, loving grandmother, great-grandmother, faithful & trusted friend. Even at death her faith and hope in Christ never wavered. Mother Murphy surrendered her soul on Saturday, December 13, 2014 with her family at her side. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Henry D. Murphy (2010) and her son, Kendall C. Murphy (2014); three sisters, Frances Neal, Lillie Atkins, Nanette Hill; seven brothers, an infant, Willie Henry Hill, Robert Hill, Tommy Hill, Mac Arthur Hill, Richard Hill, and Herbert Hill. Her passing reminds us that life is uncertain, but death is sure. Her legacy and memories will forever linger in the hearts of her children; Ricky (Cheryl) Conner of Houston Texas, Alvin Pennix of Long Beach, California, Henry (Kathy) Florence of Malvern, Zina (Eddie) Bailey of Arkadelphia, Tamara Jolly and Gwendolyn (Roy) Pollins, all of Hot Springs. She also leaves indelible impressions in the heart of her twenty-four grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren; one sister, Hattie B. Smith of Los Angeles, CA; two brothers, Gary (Katie) Hill of Jacksonville, AR; and Gus (Yvonne) Hill of Atlanta, GA; one aunt, Gertie Dixon of Arkadelphia and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, numerous friends and the Victory Temple Church of God in Christ Family. Public visitation will be from 1:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014. The family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Home Going Celebration will be held on at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2014 at St. Paul AME Church where Rev. T. W. Scott is the pastor. Elder Darryl Maxwell the pastor of Victory Temple COGIC will serve as eulogist and Superintendent Robert Davis will officiate The committal service and final resting place will be at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Arkadelphia.

Verda Marie Sieber Riggs
Verda Marie Sieber Riggs was born December 21, 1928, in Red Oak Flat near Troup, Texas, and died at home in Frenchport near Camden on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Verda became a licensed practical nurse while employed at the hospital in Camden. Later she was employed by Dr. Bruce Ellis of Stephens, Arkansas, and Iraan General Hospital in Iraan, Texas. After her retirement she and Charles were devoted to the community of Frenchport. Verda enjoyed her participation with the Camden Daffodil Festival, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Frenchport Volunteer Fire Department, and her service on the boards of the Frenchport VFD and the Mt. Horeb Cemetery Association. She was affiliated with the Assemblies of God denomination of Arkansas and treasured her time with the First Assembly of God in Orange, Texas, Stephens Assembly of God in Stephens, Arkansas, Pleasant Ridge Assembly of God and Cullendale Assembly of God both in Camden. Verda was preceded in death by Charles Newton Riggs, her husband of 63 years; one son, Eddy Don; and her brother, Monroe Sieber of Orange, Texas. Survivors include daughter, Belinda Riggs of Springdale, Arkansas; son, Barry and wife, Debra of Frenchport; six grandchildren, Shane Patrick (Melissa) of Fayetteville, Todd Patrick (Janis) of El Dorado, Cade Riggs (Alexia) of Brownwood, TX, Laura Riggs Bowers (Brandon) of Yorktown, Virginia, Melissa Riggs Bradley (David) of Midland, Texas, and J. Newton Riggs of Lubbock, Texas; and six great grandchildren, Jay and Clay Patrick of Arkadelphia, Anthony and James Patrick of El Dorado, and James Barry and Charles Riggs of Brownwood, Texas. Verda is also survived by sisters, Verlene Bass of Tyler, Texas, and Theda Burch of Orange, Texas; and sister-in-law, Norma Ables of Russellville, Arkansas; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services for Mrs. Riggs will be 10:00 AM Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Horeb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Dr. Wade Totty, pastor of Cullendale First Baptist Church, Camden, Arkansas, Rev. Forrest Bass, nephew and pastor of North Main Church of God, Weatherford, Texas will officiate the services. Memorials may be made to the Frenchport Volunteer Fire Department, 208 Ouachita 382, Camden, AR 71701. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cynthia Delores Coleman Dunn
Ms. Cynthia Delores Coleman Dunn, 48 of Camden, AR passed away on Saturday December 13, 2014. Ms. Cynthia Dunn was preceded in death by her father W.B. Gaston. Ms. Cynthia Dunn leaves to cherish her loving memories to her mother Dorothy Juniel of Kansas City, MO; sisters Angela Carroll of Camden, AR and Tara Gray of Kansas City, MO; brother LeVorn Juniel of Fort Smith, AR. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday December 20, 2014 at First Missionary Baptist Church in Bearden, AR, with Rev. Stephone Avery officiating. Interment will be held in Moss Cemetery in Bearden, AR. Visitation will be held on Friday December 19, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Lillie Jean Goshen
Mrs. Lillie Jean Goshen, 66 of Camden, AR passed away on Saturday December 13, 2014 in Hot Springs, AR. Mrs. Lillie Goshen was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Katie Thrist. Mrs. Lillie Goshen leaves to cherish her memories to her loving husband Rodell Goshen of Camden, AR; children Stacey Goshen and Stephanie Brown both of Camden, AR; brother Louis Thrist, JR of Camden, AR; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday December 20, 2014 at Hickory Ridge MBC with Dr. Shad Porchia officiating. Interment will be held in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday December 19, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Dorothy Alice Tucker
Dorothy Alice Tucker, age 84, of Garland, Texas, passed away December 14, 2014 in Garland, Texas. She was born on August 15, 1930 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Buck and Ruth Bailey Hawkins. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Keith Hawkins and Kenneth Hawkins; and her sister, Helen Ritchie. She is survived by her husband of sixty years, James Tucker; her son, Max Tucker and his wife, Lydia; grandson, John Tucker; brother, Murphy Hawkins and his wife, Thelma; and numerous other family members. Graveside Service: Thursday, December 18, 11:00 AM New Hope Cemetery Hampton, AR