Viola Lillian Randall "Aunt Bount"
Mrs. Viola Lillian Randall "Aunt Bount", 97 of Hampton, AR passed away on Sunday January 24, 2016 in Hampton, AR. She was preceded in death by her parents Rev. Wesley and Reanie Moore. Aunt Bount leaves to cherish her loving memories to her children Ivory Mae Randall and Betty Sue Randall both of Hampton, AR; brother Willie Moore of Houston, TX. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday January 30, 2016 at St. Paul Baptist Church in Hampton, AR with Rev. Macon Patton officiating. Interment will be held in St. Paul Cemetery in Hampton, AR. Visitation will be held on Friday January 29, 2016 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.
Claudine Moseley Stedman
Claudine Moseley Stedman, age 87, of Warren, Arkansas died Wednesday, February 3, at John Williamson Hospice House, El Dorado, Arkansas. She was born April 1, 1928 in Bradley County, Arkansas a daughter of the late Robert Preston Moseley and Thelma Ozell Wolfe Moseley. She was a graduate of Warren High School, a retired operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and a member of First United Methodist Church. She married Ray Van Stedman July 4, 1948 at Warren, Arkansas and he died October 22, 2011. Surviving are two sons Phillip Stedman and spouse Shirley, Sugar Hill, Georgia and Bob Stedman and spouse Rosemary, Vicksburg, Mississippi; a daughter Pam Ozment and spouse Gary, Warren, Arkansas; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a sister Louise Corker. Funeral services 1:30 pm Saturday, February 6, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, February 5, at Frazer’s. Memorials prefer to the John Williamson Hospice House, El Dorado, Arkansas.
Ethel Pearl Dorris
Ethel Pearl Dorris, 81, of Stephens, AR went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 5th, 2016 at Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado. She was born April 20, 1934 in Manning, AR. She lived in Camden for 70 years where she was an active member of Grace Baptist Church. After retiring from Camden Fairview Schools and moving closer to her family she became a member of the First Baptist Church in Stephens. Granny Dorris loved caring for others, spending time with the Lord in his word, gardening her beautiful daylilies and tulips, and cooking for family. She always shared everything she had. She worked for many years as the cafeteria manager at Whiteside School where she spoiled the children and the teachers as if they were her own. She loved her children, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren passionately. Strangers instantly became family the moment they stepped foot in her home. Her faith set an example for many that led them to the Lord. Granny Dorris was known for her humor in "one-liners" which will live on through her family. She was a very special person who touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Marion Dorris, her brothers, Elmore Johnson, Travis Johnson, James Johnson, and W.T. Johnson, her sister, Shirley Johnson, her daughter, Cathey Chambliss, and Zane Autrey her great-grandson. She is survived by brother Tommy and wife Mary Johnson of Camden, AR and sister Vivian and husband Bernard of Mobile, AL, her daughter, Debbie Autrey and husband Allan of Stephens, AR, four grandchildren, April Jones and husband Erik of Camden, AR, Chris Chambliss and wife Jennifer of Stephens, AR, Jennifer Milam and husband Shannon of Stephens, AR, and Dustin Autrey and wife Lindsey of Stephens, AR. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Kendall Jones of Camden, AR, Kohl Jones of Camden, AR, Trisjen Chambliss of Stephens, AR, Remington Autrey of Stephens, AR, Drake Autrey of Stephens, AR, Trinity Milam of Stephens, AR and Wyatt Autrey of Stephens, AR. A visitation will be held Sunday, February 7th from 6-8 p.m. at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden with a memorial service Monday, February 8th at 10:00 with burial at Memorial Cemetery. Bro. Jay Helms will officiate. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (alzfdn.org) or Life Touch Hospice House in El Dorado,
Richard "Dick" Fenwick, Sr.
Richard "Dick" Fenwick, Sr., 94, of Camden, AR passed away quietly Monday, February 1, 2016. He was born February 22, 1921 in Paducah, Kentucky to Thomas B. and Della L Fenwick. He was a graduate of Hope High School. Dick was married for 50 years to Dorothy Bauer Fenwick. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brother, Henry Fenwick of Hope, Arkansas. Mr. Fenwick is survived by 2 sons Richard "Dick" Fenwick, Jr. (Peggy) of Camden, Daniel Fenwick of Florida, and a daughter, Deborah Ponder of Benton. A brother, Thomas B. Fenwick, of Hope, grandchildren: Lynley Summers of Camden, Tracy Isley (Ben) of Plano, Texas, and Daniel Fenwick (Janessa) of Brooklyn, New York. Great granddaughters, Jessica Summers of Austin, Texas and Emerson Isley of Plano, Texas. Mr. Fenwick was a loving husband, father and a long time business man of Camden. He was the manager/owner of Malco Theaters and Razorback Drive In. He served on the Camden City Board as Assistant Mayor, 12 years on the Ouachita County Quorum Court and 10 terms as jail inspector of the 13th Judicial District. He was a member of the Ouachita County Draft Board, He was on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Camden Country Club and the Tri-State Theater Association. He was elected Showman of the Year by the Arkansas Theater Association in 1976. He was past president of the United Way, Kiwanis Club, Men's Golf Association, Ouachita County Medical Center Auxiliary and Fenco, Inc. Dick was an Eagle Scout as a child and was even made a Kentucky Colonel. He was an avid golfer and spent many hours with family and friends enjoying the game. He was the Senior Oil Belt Champion in 1977. Mr. Fenwick is a veteran of World War II and served in the south pacific where he received a Philippine Liberation Ribbon and one Bronze Star. Mr. Fenwick said " He left Hope, Arkansas for the war and after 3 years of war he was in Japan". Mr. Fenwick is a 63 year member of the St. Louis Catholic Church in Camden, Arkansas. The family would like to thank the staff of Ouachita Nursing and Rehab Center and Dr. Martin for all the care given to their father. A Graveside service will be Monday, February 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Memorial Park Cemetery in Camden. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Ouachita County Medical Center Auxiliary, P.O. Box 797, Camden, AR 71711.
Marshall D. Hooks
Marshall D. Hooks, 80, died January 31, 2016. Mr. Hooks was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Minden and Ava Lou Hooks and a grandson, Johnny Ray Hooks. Mr. Hooks is survived by two sons, Michael Hooks (Sheryl) of Camden, AR and Randy Hooks (Tracy) of Whelen Springs, AR; twelve grandchildren, Mike Hooks, Jr., Keith Hooks, Jana Garcia, Ryan Hooks, Cody Hooks, Troy Hooks, Kalene Hooks, Britney Hooks, Sarah Hooks, Jennifer Walters, Tina Thomason and Lacy Walters; 19 great-grandchildren; a special friend, Nancy McCool; and his beloved pet, Nick. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home.
Rebekah Hunnicutt Smith
Rebekah Hunnicutt Smith, age 99, of Camden, formerly of Cotton Plant, Bald Knob, and Little Rock, passed quietly from this life on Sunday, January 31, 2016 in Camden, AR. Rebekah was born August 29, 1916 in Cotton Plant, AR, she was preceded in passing by her parents, Clarence and Addie Whitley Hunnicutt; her first husband, Robert B. Wunnenberg, her second husband, Sinclair Smith; her sisters, Donna Sue Haisty and Kathleen Green; her brother, Doyne Hunnicutt; and her son, Michael Cramer Wunnenberg. Rebekah is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Amanda Tate Wunnenberg of Camden; her daughter and son-in-law, Tom and Becky Bryant of Monroe, LA; and her bonus-daughter and husband, Judy and Herman Veselka of Arlington, Texas. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Robert Tate Wunnenberg, Mary Elizabeth Mulligan (Sam), Tracey Stark (Brandon), Amy Garland (Kreg), Dean Bryant (Tricia), Amanda Courville (Stoney), Laura Richard (Tim), Cathy Gann, and Carolyn Hasten (Barry) She is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren. Rebekah had a most loving relationship with each individual member of her family, including cousins, nieces, and nephews. During her long life, Rebekah performed many jobs, beginning at about age ten when she wrote news columns for the local newspaper. As her life proceeded, she would be a local correspondent for the Arkansas Gazette; a teacher of public speaking; secretary for a group of engineers, and her brother’s automobile dealership; and finally, wedding director at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church in Little Rock. As wedding director at PHUMC for 14 years, she directed 375 weddings. Rebekah was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church, and lived every day of her life in accordance with her faith. Therefore, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 121 Harrison St., Camden, AR 71701. Memories of Rebekah may be shared online at www.proctorfuneralhome.com. As Rebekah’s son, the responsibility for writing her obituary fell to me. I wrote the above following a basic format, but when I got to here, I realized I had not told who she really was. Who was she? She was my mother, and had loved me with a mother’s love from the moment I took my first breath until she took her last, seventy-four years later. Then, as I thought about it, I realized that she had loved every member of her family with that same intensity, and furthermore, loved everyone she ever called friend in the same way. She always saw the best in everyone. So, that is who she really was. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, Camden, AR. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Camden. Arrangements are by Proctor Funeral Home of Camden.
Jean Calvert Briant
Jean Calvert Briant, age 86, of Warren, AR and Monticello, AR, died Friday, January 29, at Chapel Woods in Warren, AR. Born June 16, 1929, in Warren, AR, a daughter of the late Louie Calvert and Lela Amelia Gossien Calvert she was a former employee for Pacific Bell, a former seamstress with Jack Winter, former owner and operator of Briant’s Music and member of Christian Fellowship. Jean was the widow of John Franklin Briant who died January 7, 1983. They were united in marriage July 2, 1946. Also preceding her in death were sons John Douglas Briant, Glen Briant; brothers Edward Calvert, Harrell Calvert; sisters Sibyl Haynes and Meta Mills. Survivors are two sons Andrew “Andy” Briant (Terrie), Monticello, AR, Robert “Bobby” Briant, Ft. Smith, AR. Two daughters Dr. Laura Evans (Andy), Warren, AR, Janis Mennite (Dominick), Scotts Valley, CA. Two brothers Delbert Calvert and Howard Calvert both of Warren, AR. One sister Jerry Neely (Jay), Herbine, AR. 3 grandchildren Donny Brown, New Edinburg, AR, Cheryl Wells (James), Warren, AR, Melody Walsh (Rick), Houston, TX. 5 great-grandchildren Emily Wells, Jamey Wells, William Wells all of Warren, AR, Destiny Brown, Kingsland, AR, Isaac Walsh, Houston, TX. Funeral service was 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. The Briant Family provided the music. Burial was in Moseley Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Gene Calvert, Dean Calvert, Donny Brown, Andy Evans, Dominick Mennite, James Wells and Josh Word. Honorary pallbearers were William Wells, Jamey Wells and Isaac Walsh.
Jesse Gates, 76, of Ola, AR died January 25, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Gates was preceded in death by his parents, Avery and Lucille Gates; a sister, Alta May Simington; and a grandson, Caleb Gates. He is survived by his sons, Cliffton Lee Young of Ola, AR, Phillip Dewayne Gates (Tina) of Camden, AR and Franklin Andrew Gates of Ola, AR; a brother, Charlie Gates (Faye) of Walnut Ridge, AR; a sister, Georgia Brown (Robert) of Mabelvale, AR; and two grandchildren, Alyssa and Gracie as well as many nephews, nieces, and in-laws. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016. Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Proctor Funeral Home followed by interment at Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Nevella Green, 92, died January 25, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Green; her parents, Fred and Zula Mitchell; three brothers, Floyd Mitchell, William E. (Buddy) Mitchell, and Ralph E. Mitchell; and an infant great-grandson, Justin McCarver. Mrs. Green is survived by her daughter, Jeniece Dykes (Lee) of London, AR; three sisters, Bertha Mae Norris (Byrd) of Collierville, TN, Shelby Drummond (Tommy) of Camden, AR and Ann Mitchell of Locust Bayou, AR; a sister-in-law, Elaine Mitchell; two granddaughters, Melissa McCarver (Richard) of Siloam Springs, AR and Melanie McDuff (fiance, Mark McNeely)of Monticello, AR; three great-grandsons, Ryan McCarver (Olivia), Riley McCarver (Sarah) and Reagan McCarver; and three great-granddaughters, Elise McDuff, Hannah McCarver, and Ella McDuff. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 1:00–2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Services will be 2:00 Wednesday at the funeral home followed by interment at Lakeside Cemetery.
Jimmy K. Martin
Jimmy K. Martin passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at his home in Holly Springs, Arkansas. He was born in Bonham, Texas. He was the owner of Jimmy Martin Construction and left his trademark in many places in South Arkansas. He was an avid hunter and also loved to fish. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nannie Lee Smith, brothers, Glen Ray Martin , Billy Hyatt and Mike Martin, sister Patsy Jackson and grandson, Taylor Wilson. He is survived by his wife, Susie Martin, two daughters, Amanda Wilson (Hal) of North Little Rock, AR, April Martin of New York City, NY, step-daughter Amy Butler of Arkadelphia, AR, one step-son, Jason Proctor (Gayle) of Holly Springs, AR and eight grandchildren Dietrich, Kyle, Logan and Gavin White and Arabelle Wilson of North Little Rock, AR, Ian and Evan Butler of Arkadelphia, AR and Jacob Proctor of Holly Springs. One brother, Ricky Hyatt of White Oak, AR, three sisters Judy Dison of Smackover, AR, Joann Evans of Louann, AR and Sandy Scott of Deer Park, Texas. Visitation will be at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden, AR on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 pm. A Graveside Service will be at New Holly Springs Cemetery, Holly Springs, AR on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the the arrangements.
Shannon Groves age 69, of Bradford, AR died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at his home. He was born September 6th, 1946 in Dumas, AR a son of the late Jesse Thomas Groves and Evie Lee Paige Groves. He was a life long truck driver, he loved to horse trade and swap deals with people. Shannon truly enjoyed spending time with his family and his grandchildren. He was a United States Navy Seabee serving in Vietnam, was a member of the Arkansas National Guard and First Assembly of God Church. Also preceding him in death was his brother Sherman Groves. Survivors include his wife, Jerri Carr Groves whom he married August 22nd, 1970 in Dumas, AR; 2 daughters Crystal Renee Headley and spouse Rayburn, Possum Grape, AR and Kristie Lynn Edwards, Possum Grape, AR. A brother Jesse Groves, JR, Warren, AR and 6 sisters Doris Helton and spouse Harvey, Warren, AR; Vickie Reynolds and spouse Billy, Warren, AR; Shirley Hampton, Warren, AR; Wilma Howard and spouse Barney, New Edinburg, AR; Loretta Bartrow, Pine Bluff, AR; and Glenna Newman, Warren, AR. 4 grandsons Cristian Loyd, Riley Loyd, Tyler Edwards and Austin Edwards. 2 granddaughters Katrina Mason and Destiny Loyd. Funeral service 1:30 PM Wednesday, January 27th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Michael Gardner officiating. Burial in McFarland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6PM till 8PM Tuesday, January 26th at Frazer’s.
Doyle D. Hodges
Doyle D. Hodges, 68 of Camden, died Friday at Medical Center of South Arkansas. He was born October 29, 1947 in Camden to the late David and Ruby Cates Hodges. Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, Bill and Charles Hodges. Mr. Hodges is survived by his sisters, Mary Bryant and Mattie Turner both of Camden and brothers, Hamp Hodges of Camden, Maurice Hodges of Bismarck and A. D. Hodges of Rockford, IL; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday at Proctor Funeral Home with burial to follow in Liberty Cemetery. Visitation will be at 1:00 PM until service.
Mary Lou Mays
Mary Lou Mays, 85 of Camden, died Friday at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. She was born November 1, 1930 in Dalark, AR to the late Rayford and Alma Ezell Daniell. She is also preceded in death by her son, Glen Wages,daughter, Barbara McWhorter, grandson, Eric McWhorter and brothers and sisters. Mrs.Mays is survived by her granddaughters, Lori Clontz of Hampton, Cindy Osgood of Sheridan, Dena Johnson of Easily, SC, Sherry Wages of Sheridan and Christine McWhorter of El Dorado; grandson, James McWhorter of El Dorado; brother, John Daniell and wife, Betty of Hampton: ten great-grandchildren and twelve great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday at Proctor Funeral Home with Robert Porterfield officiating. Burial will follow in Sardis Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Proctor’s Monday from 6 until 8 PM
Mary Alice Morgan
Mary Alice Morgan, 83, of Camden died Friday at Ouachita County Medical Center. Born May 12, 1932 to the late Ivan and Esther White in Blevins, AR. She was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Beside her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, James Van Morgan, sister, Beatrice and husband Billy Morgan, brother, Adrian White. She is survived by her brother, Gene White and wife, Ellen of Hebron, Maryland, daughters, Sharon Morgan of Little Rock, Arkansas, Julie McLelland and husband, Vaughn of Camden, AR; granddaughters, Morgan Burnett and husband, Aaron of Camden, Natalie McLelland of Camden; great-grandson, Grantley Burnett of Camden and a host of other relatives and friends. Graveside service will be held 10:00 AM Monday at Mt. Horeb Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Proctor’s Sunday 6 until 8 PM. Memorials may be made to the Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice
Sarah Lynn Clay
Sarah Lynn Clay, daughter of Albert Middleton Slaughter and Flora Myitis Roberts, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden, Arkansas. Sarah retired as a bag maker from Bell Paper and worked many years as a Supervisor at General Dynamics. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Middleton Slaughter and Flora Myitis Roberts; brother, Phillip Wade Slaughter; Son, Marcus Albert Clay; and Husband, Marcus Lafayette Clay. She is survived by her sisters, Wanda Riley and Joyce Magby; Grandson’s Jamie Mark Clay and wife Jessica, Tony Ebber Clay, and Tory Joseph Blanco and wife Leah, their mother Pam Clay and partner Phillip Hooker; and Great Grand Children, Landon and Olivia Blanco; A very close cousin, Mary Ann Martin, along with many nieces and nephews. Sarah was a remarkable, strong, and caring woman. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Extension Service. Visitation will be held at Proctor’s Funeral Home Monday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Proctor Funeral Home with graveside at Union Cemetery to follow.
Crystal Dawn "Kris" Camp
Crystal Dawn “Kris” Camp, age 57, of Warren, AR, died Sunday January 17, at John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado, AR. Born June 17, 1958 in Alexandria, VA, she was an employee at the Southeast Arkansas Human Development Center. Kris loved to read, go camping and was an accomplished violinist. Preceding her in death was her father Dorlis Sandridge, Sr and mother Carolyn Ritchie Chadwick. Survivors are her husband Jimmie Camp whom she married February 8, 1975. 1 son James Allen Camp and spouse Melanie of Warren, AR. 1 daughter Christy Ward and spouse C.J. of Warren, AR. Her step father Ralph Chadwick of Warren, AR. 1 brother Tim Sandridge and spouse Elaine of Warren, AR. 1 sister Sherry Allen and spouse Bill of Mechanicsville, VA. 5 grandchildren Shawn Cantrell, Jordan Peek and spouse Tyler, Ethan Ward, Macey Camp and Savana Camp. She had1 great-grandchild on the way. Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday January 22, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Parker Prospect Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday January 21, at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred John R. Williamson Hospice House; 2301 Champagnolle Road; El Dorado, AR, 71730 or Warren Branch Library; 115 W. Cypress; Warren, AR, 71671.
Glenda Sue Griffin
Glenda Sue Griffin, age 69, of Johnsville, AR, died Saturday January 16, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, AR. Born March 15, 1946, in Bradley County, AR, a daughter of the late Edward Nathan Lowry and Ouita Floy Ferrell Lowry. She was a retired Bookkeeper for Johnsville Sand & Gravel and a member of Hermitage Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death were sisters Dorothy Armstrong and Sarah Godfrey. Survivors are one son Ed Kelly of Memphis, TN. Two daughters Gina Richard and spouse Terry Don of Star City, AR, and Johnna Sue McMurry and spouse Sam of Banks, AR. Seven grandchildren Laura West and spouse Jason, Evan Kelly, Cody McMurry, Katie Richard, Marti McMurry, Cole Richard and Tess Kelly. Two great-grandchildren Landen West and Paisley West. Funeral service was 1:30 p.m. Monday January 18, at Hermitage Baptist Church with Rev. Wayman Mann and Rev. Daniel Haigwood officiating. Music was by Dewayne Godfrey and Kelly Haigwood. Burial was in Palestine Cemetery at Johnsville, AR, by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Tommy Ferrell, Eddie Ferrell, Scotty Ferrel, Mitch Wardlaw, Clay Lowry, Gregg Armstrong and Dewayne Godfrey. Honorary pallbearers were Sonny Rainey, Kenneth Ferrell and Donnie Ray Lowry.
Dollie Mae Grider
Dollie Mae Grider age 85, of Warren, AR died Thursday January 14th at Chapel Woods Nursing Home. She was born May 18th, 1930 in Warren, AR a daughter of Silas Anders and Gladys Lee Kitchel Anders. In her younger years she worked in the Ben Franklin Dime Store in down town Warren, was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and worked for and retired from Jack Winters after many years of service. She is survived by her husband whom she married July 28th, 1950 Edward “Buddy” Grider. A son Johnny Grider and spouse Paige, Warren, AR. A sister Elizabeth Harrison, Warren, AR. 2 grandchildren Keri Cater and spouse Brian, Monticello, AR, and Ruston Grider, Warren, AR. 2 great-grandchildren Maylin Cater and Ryker Cater both of Monticello, AR. Funeral service was 1:30PM Sunday, January 17th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Gwen McKinney was pianist and soloist was Brent Mann. Burial was in Parker- Prospect Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Tommy Davis, Wayne Wesson, Ronnie Kitchel, Frank Valentine, Randy Reynolds and Jerrel Stanfield. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Joe H. Wharton, Heath Reep, Rusty Rowell and Jerry Grider. Memorials preferred the Trinity United Methodist Church or Christian Fellowship Church.
James A. (Jim) Bloodworth
James A. (Jim) Bloodworth passed away peacefully on January 16, 2016 at his home in Conway, Arkansas. Jim was born September 29, 1939 in Judsonia, Arkansas to the late Arthur and Elizabeth Bloodworth. Jim grew up in Searcy and graduated from Searcy High School in 1957. He spent extended time on active duty while a member of the Arkansas Air National Guard 154th weather flight from 1958 thru 1964. In 1960 he met and married his soul mate and the love of his life, Mary Ann Boswell. They were married on Christmas Eve, 1960. After marrying, Jim and Mary Ann lived in Little Rock and Forrest City before moving to Camden in 1963 where they raised their three children – Dawn, Dan and Sam. To say that Jim loved his wife and children is an understatement. Along with his dear friends, they were his world. Jim was preceded in death by his mother, father and an infant brother Jackie Ray Bloodworth. Jim is survived by his loving wife Mary Ann, daughter Dawn (Joe), and sons Dan (Dana) and Sam. Jim and Mary Ann have ten grandchildren - Amanda Atkins, Allie Matlock, Niki Esser, Trent Esser, Cortney McMoran (Aaron), Kyle Bloodworth (Alison), Whitney Bloodworth, Anna Bloodworth, Addie Bloodworth and Dalton Bloodworth. Jim is also survived by his sister Ramona Callaway (Cecil) and brother Terry Bloodworth (Julie). Jim retired as president and general manager of Mosley Candy and Tobacco Company in 2005, and he and Mary Ann moved to Conway to be nearer their children and grandchildren. While in Camden, Jim served as a director of the Camden Boys and Girls Club, First Bank and the Camden Country Club. He served several terms as president of the Camden Country Club and was honored with a lifetime membership by the Club when he moved to Conway. He dearly loved the Club and his many golfing friends. Throughout Jim’s lifetime, he enjoyed many friendships – two of his dearest were Dick Mosley and Tommy Green. At his request, Jim will be cremated and his remains buried with Mary Ann at the time of her death. A memorial service will held at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden, Arkansas on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Friends are invited to visit with family at Proctor Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. prior to the memorial service.
John K. Littrell
John K. Littrell, age 65, of Cale, died Friday, January 15, 2016 at St. Vincent's in Hot Springs. He loved his family and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was of the Methodist faith. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Littrell of Cale; son, John Gavin Littrell of Camden; daughter, Janet Bradfield and husband, Mike of El Dorado; stepsons, Randy Gosvenor and wife, April of Village, and Eric Gosvenor and wife, Krystal of Chidester; stepdaughter, Jaime Gosvenor of Cale; brothers, Mike Littrell and wife, Faye of Royal, AR and Fred Littrell and wife, Jane of New Zealand; and grandchildren, Chase and Hailey Skeens, Eutopia Bradfield, Lucas Gosvenor, Brooklynn Gosvenor, Taylor Gosvenor, and Tyler Gosvenor. Memorial service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home.
Phyllis E. McClurkin
Phyllis E. McClurkin of Stephens, AR died January 15, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Mabelvale, AR to George W. and Mary L. Green Marsh. Mrs. McClurkin was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, George W. Marsh, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Calvin D. McClurkin of Stephens, AR; two sons, W. Hoyt Akins (Lorie) of Scott, AR and Calvin Dudley McClurkin (Amanda) of Sherwood, AR; a daughter, Tracey L. Betts (Eddy) of Camden, AR; a brother, Michael W. Marsh (Diana) of Benton, AR; a stepson, Kenneth McClurkin (Carla) of Oklahoma City, OK; three stepdaughters, Cherri Pledger of Stephens, AR, Kathi Carlton (Gary) of Oklahoma City, OK and Jann Long (late husband, Dana) of Oklahoma City, OK; three grandsons, Chad Betts, Walker Akins and Grayson Carver; and many step-grandsons and step-granddaughters. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 18, 2016. Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Stephens followed by interment at Stephens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Stephens Cemetery Association, attn: Maye Delaney, Stephens Security Bank, 105 W. Ruby, Stephens, AR, 71764. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Phyllis’ caregiver, Earlene Gardner.
Bobby Ray Cassell
Bobby Ray Cassell, 78, of Chidester passed away on January 13, 2016 in Camden. He was born on April 3, 1937 in Chidester to the late Lloyd and Myrtle (Moore) Cassell. Bobby is survived by his wife Carolyn (Stough) Cassell of Chidester; two sons, Col. Allen Cassell and wife Wendy of Ft. Riley, KS and Forrest Cassell and wife Susan of Fayetteville, AR; four grandchildren, Alexandria of Blacksburg, VA, Kathleen and Thad of Ft. Riley, KS and Addyson of Fayetteville, AR. Bobby served as a corporal in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1961-1966. He was the longest living member of the Bell community and a member of Maul Community Missionary Baptist church. He served on the Farm Bureau Board and FSA Committee for over 30 years. His lifetime home was in Chidester. He was married to Carolyn on March 18, 1967. Bobby worked in the logging industry since 1949 and later was employed by Thermogas for 20 years until he retired in 1996. He enjoyed working on the family cattle farm with his family. The Cassells were named Ouachita County Farm Family of the Year in 1972 and 1992. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jimmy Lloyd Cassell. Services will be held at 11am on Monday, January 18 at Proctor Funeral home in Camden. Burial will be in Bell Chapel Cemetery by Proctor Funeral Home of Camden. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Sunday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Mark Gibbs, David Gibbs, Bill Lamkin, Bob Tolley, Ron Stringfellow, and Bo Hunter. To sign the online guest register, visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to OCMC Hospice, P.O. Box 797, Camden, AR 71711 or H&P Animal Alliance, P.O. Box 1526, Magnolia, AR 71754.
Mr. Bennie Lee Holliman
Mr. Bennie Lee Holliman, 88 of Camden, AR passed away on Sunday January 10, 2016 at Ouachita County Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents Levirta and Malizer Holliman. Mr. Bennie leaves to cherish his loving memories to his daughter Theresa Mitchell of Camden, AR; sisters Emma Moss of Camden, AR, Jerline Gulley of Chidester, AR, Annie Gray and Maxine Holliman both of Milwaukee, WI; god-daughter Marsha Strickland of Fordyce, AR; three grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday January 20, 2016 at Good Hope AME in Chidester, AR with Rev. Ruthie Murphy officiating. Interment will be held in Good Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday January 19, 2016 from 12-6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.
Jimmy Revo Trucks
Jimmy Revo Trucks age 78 of Warren, AR died Tuesday, January 12 at Belleview Estates in Monticello, AR. He was born June 18th, 1937 in Warren, AR a son of the late Revo Trucks and Sadie Kline Trucks. He received his education in the Los Angeles and Warren Public School System. He served in the Arkansas National Guard for 4 years and retired after 30 years as a construction worker specializing in millwright, pipe fitting and welding. Also preceding him in death were 3 infant brothers. Survivors include a daughter Jeanna Trucks Poniwaz , Russellville, AR. 2 sons, Jimmy Drew Trucks and spouse Mary, Fayetteville, AR and Mathew Trucks and spouse Julie, Warren, AR. 3 grandchildren Nathan Trucks of New York, Alexandria Poniwaz of Monticello, AR and Cassidy Trucks of Warren, AR. One great-grandchild Rhiannon Poniwaz of Russellville, AR. A sister Betty Gill Warren, AR and a niece Kim Groves of Warren, AR. Funeral services 10:00AM Saturday, January 16th at Frazer’s Chapel with Wayman Mann officiating. Visitation 9:00AM till service time Saturday morning January 16th at Frazer’s. Private graveside burial at a later date.
Helen Louise Clanton Furgerson
Helen Louise Clanton Furgerson, age 86, of Little Rock, Arkansas died Tuesday January 12, at Hospice Home Care, in Little Rock. She was born September 9, 1929 at home on their farm in lower Bradley County in the Eagle Lake Crossroads area a daughter of the late Joseph C. Clanton and Reba Adelaine Nutt Clanton. She received her education in the Vick and Ingalls school systems and was a honor graduate of the Ingalls school. She was a graduate of the Draughon School of Business. She was a Baptist. She Married Billy Raymond Furgerson on May 23, 1953 at Warren, Ark. and he died October 23, 1989. Surviving are 2 sons Billy Carroll Furgerson and spouse Cindy and Jimmy Raymond Furgerson all of Little Rock, Arkansas; 1 daughter Donna Sue Furgerson, Little Rock, Ark; 2 brothers Gerald Clanton and spouse Gloria, St Louis, Mo and Daniel Clanton and partner Michael Swartz, Little Rock, Ark; 2 sisters Elizabeth Smith and spouse Foster and Shirley Ruth Clanton all of Warren, Ark; a sister in law Ora King Clanton, Warren, Arkansas; 1 grandchild Amber Furgerson Yates and spouse John; 1 great grandchild Anna Grace Yates. She was also preceded in death by a brother Wayne Clanton. Helen was a loving mother and wife. She raised 3 children that loved her dearly. Helen’s favorite outdoor activity was to garden. You would often see her in the spring with her big brimmed straw hat digging in the dirt and planting colorful flowers and wonderful vegetables especially okra and peas. She was a great cook and the family is especially grateful that she taught her daughter, Donna how to make cornbread dressing. Helen, Donna and Amber loved to travel together around the country and abroad. This created a special bond between the trio and created many memories for them. Helen was so excited to have a great grandchild, Anna Grace. Helen was an avid reader and could devour a book. She held high honors scholastically but remained a humble individual whose first love was her family. Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Friday January 15, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Marsden Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home, Warren, AR. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday January 14, at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred to the Pulaski County Humane Society, 14600 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72210. 501 227 6166.
Anna Fentress Smead
Anna Fentress Smead was born in Camden, Arkansas to Vivian J and William P Smead. She died on January 13, 2015 in Shreveport, Louisiana where she had made her home for many years. Anna is survived by her brother William J. (Bill) and wife Pamela of Greeneville TN, four nieces: Emily Smead., Elizabeth Smead Dukes, Ellen Smead Dassaboute, and Jamie Greene-Lamb. Anna was very active in First United Methodist Church of Shreveport for many years. She enjoyed especially the prayer shawl and knitting ministry of the church and the many friends she made there. She also enjoyed the members of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and their service projects. Miss Smead graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and began her accounting career at Southwestern Electric Power Company in Shreveport until retirement. A memorial service will be held 3:30 PM Friday in Couch Chapel at the First United Methodist Church in Shreveport with Dr. Pat Day officiating. A graveside service will be held 3:00 PM Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Camden, AR with Ham Singleton officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions to First United Methodist Church, Shreveport, La or the American Cancer Society .
Clyde Davis Strickland
Mr. Clyde Davis Strickland, 62 of Camden, AR passed away on Friday January 8, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Susie Strickland. Mr. Clyde Strickland leaves to cherish his loving memories to his son Dwight Strickland of Camden, AR; brothers Terry Strickland and Ira Strickland both of Camden, AR, and Willie Elliott of Little Rock, AR; sister Linda Dumas of Pine Bluff, AR; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
William T. "Bill" Gardner
William T. “Bill” Gardner age 70 of Hermitage, AR died Saturday, January 9th in Little Rock, AR. He was born January 11th, 1945 in Blue Springs, AR a son of the late John Gardner and Quinnie Ola Thomason Gardner. He was a life long business man, entrepreneur and pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Bill was a graduate of the Banks Public Schools, served in the Arkansas National Guard and was a Southern Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife Gloria Jean Fry Gardner whom he married June 2nd, 1962 and she died September 14th, 2011. Brothers James “Jim” Gardner and John Bryan Gardner, sisters Ruby Tulley, Ola Jean Hlavaty and Polly Gardner also preceded him in death. He is survived by his son William Thomas Gardner, Jr. “Bubba” and spouse Julie, Monticello, AR. 4 daughters Rebecca Perkins and spouse Steve, Pansy, AR, Marie Wood and spouse Tim, Hermitage, AR, Ramona Richardson and spouse Jacky, Simpsonville, SC, and Wendy Belin and spouse Michael, Warren, AR. 2 sisters Myrtle Tillman, Warren, AR and Florence Dickens, Bryant, AR. 9 grandchildren Krystal Kee, Jonathon Wood and spouse Robin, Ben Wood, Keri Newman, Jacob Wood and spouse Cindy, Lindsay O’Fallon, Alita Perkins, William Gardner and Jaxon Belin. 6 great-grandchildren Funeral services 10:00AM Wednesday, January 13th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in McFarland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Tuesday, January 12th at Frazer’s.
Ray Allen Outlaw
Ray Allen Outlaw, age 75, of Warren, AR, died Friday January 8, at his home. Born May 11, 1940 in Sumpter, AR, a son of the late Lindsey Outlaw and Maudie Adline Stuard Outlaw he was retired from Potlatch Corporation, a member of Martin’s Chapel United Methodist Church and a lifelong farmer and rancher. Survivors are his wife Mary Temple Outlaw whom he married February 10, 1962. 1 son Calvin Outlaw of Warren, AR. 3 daughters Elizabeth Hays of Warren, AR, Pam Ferrell and spouse Bryan of Johnsville, AR, Tracy Huitt and spouse Joe, of Hermitage, AR. 9 grandchildren Josh Hays and spouse Krystle, Lauren Maxwell and spouse Jarrod, Jarrod Hays, Zach Ferrell and spouse Mallory, Joe Joe Huitt and spouse Leanna, Lyndsey Smith and spouse Matt, Samantha Leeann Huitt, Ashton Outlaw and Will Outlaw. 4 great-grandchildren Brandon Hays, Tyler Hays, Lane Maxwell and Amy Rae Maxwell. Funeral service was 1:30 p.m. Sunday January 10, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist. Burial was in Outlaw Cemetery at Sumpter by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Keith Outlaw, Henry Allen Outlaw, Kevin Thornton, Jimmy Leon McKinney, Joe Hammons and Laron Savage. Honorary pallbearers were Alton J. Forrest, James McClain, Felton Savage, Jerry Don Colvin, DeWayne Ashcraft, Ken Thornton and Hugh Allen Beasley.
Robert C. Shirey
Robert C. Shirey, 88, of Camden, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. Mr. Shirey was born February 14, 1927 in Louann, AR, the son of Elmer and Ollie Hornaday Shirey. He was a member of Cullendale First Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon, and was retired from IPCO after 45 years of service. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Shirey, and son-in-law, Tommy Brian. Survivors include his sons, Robert Shirey and wife, Debbie of Sherwood, and Tommy Shirey and wife, Kristy of Hot Springs; daughter, Debbie Salmon and husband, Phillip of Camden; grandchildren, Jaime Meeks and husband, Kenny of Smackover, Michael Brian and wife, Brooke of Camden, Meredith Shirey of New York, New York, Kayla Shirey of Little Rock, Brooke Bagley and husband, Nick of Manila, AR, Emily Shirey and Matthew Shirey both of Hot Springs; and eleven great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Shirey will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phillip Salmon officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery in Louann. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 12:00 until 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cullendale First Baptist Church, 1850 Cash Road, Camden, AR 71701 or First Baptist Church of Hot Springs, 2350 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901. To sign the online guest register, visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com
Ruby Sue Clawson
Ruby Sue Clawson, 82 of Smackover, AR died January 09, 2016. Ruby was born July 15, 1933 in Dallas, TX. She was a Baptist and was preceded in death by her father, Berth Thrailkill and her mother, Mille Modine Stewart Tharilkill of Louann, AR; three stepsons, Paul Arthur Clawson, Robert Lynn Clawson and John Lavell Clawson. She is survived by her husband, Paul LeCroy Clawson of Smackover, AR; and stepdaughter, Beverly Estridge and husband, Jack of Frenchport, AR; sister, Alice Thrailkill Baggett of Hawkins, TX; a special cousin, Billie Coveington of Big Sandy, TX; three nephews, John Kevin Shaddock, James David Shaddock and Donnie Wayne Bradley all of Texas. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Liberty Methodist Church in Louann, AR with Pastor Rex McDaniel officiating. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Ruby Glenn Reynolds
Ruby Glenn Reynolds, 81, of Bismarck, formerly of Camden, died Saturday, January 9, 2016 at CHI St. Vincent’s at Hot Springs. Mrs. Reynolds was born December 28, 1934 in Sparkman, AR, the daughter of Samuel and Lucille Key Garrett, who preceded her in death. She was a retired school teacher, and member of Elliott Baptist Church Survivors include her husband, Alfred Reynolds of Bismarck; sons, Robert Glenn Reynolds (Karen) of Sugarland, TX, William Reynolds of Camden, and John Reynolds of Vilonia; grandchildren, David Reynolds of Hot Springs, Terri Wells, APN (Colby) of Bismarck, Aaron Reynolds (Christina) of Conway, Hannah Reynolds (Mark) of Camden, Micah Reynolds of Little Rock, Cameron Reynolds of Beebe, Liana Reynolds (Logan) and Victoria Reynolds all of Junction City, AR, and Erin Null and Tim Rothrock; great grandchildren, Ella Joyner of Junction City, AR and Easton Lowe of Camden; and her brother, Sammy Garrett of Sparkman, AR. Funeral services for Mrs. Reynolds will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Elliott Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 1:00 pm Tuesday at the Church. Graveside services will be held 3:30 PM Tuesday at Delamar Cemetery near Manning.
Kenneth Wayne Gilbert
Kenneth Wayne Gilbert of Camden, AR, was born August 2, 1972, to George and Brenda Flurry Gilbert in El Dorado, AR. Kenneth was a graduate of Norphlet High School and SAU in Magnolia, AR with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in Business Administration. He was employed at Lockheed Martin as senior manufacturing planner. Kenneth was preceded in death by his children, Jackson Roy Gilbert, Kenlee Grace Gilbert and Georgia Sue Gilbert; his mother, Brenda Flurry Gilbert, grandparents Bro. Roy Flurry, Freeman H. and Enid Gilbert. Kenneth is survived by his wife of eighteen years, Angela Oden Gilbert; his father, George Gilbert, maternal grandmother, Elvia Flurry; brothers, Glenn Gilbert (Shelly), Randy Gilbert (Sara), Greg Oden (Lisa), Lance Oden (Khristy); nephews Michael Gilbert, Luke Oden and Jacob Oden; nieces Lexi Gilbert , Maddy Albritton, Emma Gilbert, Ella Kate Oden and Sophie Joy Oden; in-laws, Gary and Glenda Oden. A memorial service will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Cullendale First Baptist Church in Camden, AR. Memorials may be made to the Christian Health Center HUB in memory of Kenneth Wayne Gilbert for the Fairview Elementary School weekend food program, 115 Fairview RD, Camden, AR 71701.
Fred Earl Walker
Fred Earl Walker, 91, of Camden, went to be with our Lord on January 6, 2016. He was born May 29, 1924 in Camden, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lovie Christine Walker, and by their children, Patricia Walker, David Walker, Glenda Walker, Daniel Walker, and Freddie Walker, and by his parents, Lee and Laura Walker. He was a World War II Veteran with the Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. Alpine. He served in the South Pacific and in the battles of Guam and Okinawa. Survivors include his daughter, Donna Walker of Houston, TX; his son, Johnny (Kimberly) Walker of Hot Springs; seven grandchildren, Michael Walker of Camden, Jonathan Walker of Tucson, AZ, Wesley Walker of Springdale, AR, Amber Mooney of Camden, April Walker, Trinity Walker, and Keelie Walker all of Hot Springs, AR; and nine great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services for Mr. Walker will be 11:00 AM Monday, January 11, 2015 at Sardis Cemetery near Sparkman. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 5:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Charlie Jackson, JR, 82 of Warren, AR passed away on Sunday January 3, 2016 at Bradley County Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents Charlie Jackson, SR and Laura Jackson. Mr. Charlie leaves to cherish his loving memories to his children Charles Jackson and Jane Jackson both of Warren, AR, and Lavaughan Jackson of Warner Robins, GA; brothers John Wesley Jackson and Jaime Jackson both of Warren, AR; sisters Maxine Jackson of Warren, AR, Betty Jones of White Hall, AR, Bobbie Bradley of Stuttgart, AR, Ida Mae Jackson of Petro, CA, Laura Bradley and Jessie Halim both of Pine Bluff, AR; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday January 8, 2016 at West Central Church of Christ with Bro. Jamie Rochelle officiating. Interment will be held in Longview Cemetery in Lacey, AR. Visitation will be held on Friday January 8, 2016 one hour prior to service.
Ioma S. McKinney
Ioma S. McKinney, age 89, left this life and went home to be with her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on January 3,2016, in Warren Arkansas. Preceding her in death was her husband Samuel Clois McKinney who died on November 17, 1971 after 23 Years of marriage. Also preceding her in death were her parents Milton and Bealer Thornton Stedman, sisters Virginia Taylor & Pauline Hollingsworth. Faith, prayer & family were the most important aspects of her life. Ioma served twenty years as the Bradley County Clerk. After retiring she fulfilled her life long dream of traveling and proudly visited each of the fifty states of the United States of America as well as several trips abroad. Prior to her battle with Alzheimer’s she enjoyed: flower gardening, feeding wildlife, fishing, staying physically fit with daily walks, and teaching the Willing Workers Sunday School class at Calvary Baptist Church . She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church of Warren, and the Business & Professional Women’s Club serving as both president and also selected as BPW woman of the year and was a member of the Bradley County Library Board . She was an avid fan of Arkansas Razorback basketball, football and baseball. Ioma was a Warren Booster Club Member supporting both athletics and the WHS band for over fifty years. She is survived by one brother Milton Wayne Stedman and wife Jean of Warren, AR. Her children: Joy & James Kitchens, Klay & LaWanda McKinney, Jan Jay & Shannon Gorman all of Warren, Ar. June & Robert (Bob) Clark of Little Rock, AR and K.W. & Danielle McKinney of Castro Valley, CA. Nine grandchildren: Kevin Kitchens, Kayla Kitchens Andrus, Ryan McKinney,Reid McKinney, Luke Gorman and Stone Gorman all of Warren, AR, Julienne Clark Stephan of Little Rock, AR and Jacob McKinney and Megan McKinney both of Hermatige, PA. Ten great -grand children JJ Kitchens, Tessa Andrus, Jorja Andrus , Colt McKinney, Cooper Mckinney, Livi McKinney and Sophie McKinney of Warren, AR and Noah Stephan of Little Rock , Jennifer Biggers of Tampa, FL and Brad Biggers of College Station, Tx. Pallbearers: Klay McKinney, KW McKinney, Kevin Kitchens, Ryan McKinney, Reid McKinney, Luke Gorman, Stone Gorman and JJ Kitchens. Honorary Pallbearers: Warren High School Class of 1944, Goldenagers of Calvary Baptist Church. Graveside services were Wednesday January 6, at 10 am in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home with Bro Rocky Goodwin officiating. Memorials preferred to Calvary Baptist Church; Sturgis and Arch Streets; Warren, AR, 71671 or Warren Branch Library; 115 West Cypress St.; Warren, AR, 71671.
LORONE WOODS WAS BORN NOVEMBER 8,1929 IN YORKTOWN ARKANSAS THE YEAR OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND HERBERT HOOVER WAS PRESIDENT.HE WAS BORN TO EPSY WOODS AND HENRIETTA WOODS. HE ATTENDED JR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL AT HOLMAN HIGH IN STUTTGART ARKANSAS. SHORTLY AFTER HIGH SCHOOL LORONE ENTERED THE UNITED STATES ARMY WHERE HE SERVED FOR THREE YEARS BEFORE LEAVING WITH AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE.AFTER LEAVING THE MILITARY LORONE SETTLED IN CHICAGO ILLINOIS FOR SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE FINALLY SETTLING IN OAKLAND CALIFORNIA WERE HE WORKED FOR GENERAL MOTORS FOR OVER 20 YEARS BEFORE RETIRING AS AN ASSEMBLY MAN. LORONE WAS AN EXCEPTIONAL PERSON WHO ALWAYS GAVE MORE THAN HE RECEIVED HE LOVED EVERYONE AND EVERYONE LOVED HIM.LORONE WAS A BIG FAN OF THE LAKERS AND THE CHICAGO BULLS BASKETBALL TEAM HE LOVED LISTENING TO HIS MUSIC AND TAKING PICTURES HE LOVED THE SPORT OF BOXING EVEN WATCHING THE HISPANIC CHANNEL BOXING MATCHES EVEN THOUGH HE COULD NOT UNDER STAND WHAT THEY WERE SAYING HE JUST LOVED THE SPORT.BUT LORONE'S BIGGEST LOVE WAS TRAVELING HE WAS READY TO GO ANY WERE ANY TIME WITH ANY BODY.NO TRIP WAS TO FAR NO RIDE WAS TO LONG. IF YOU SAID LET'S HE'D SAY GO. ON JANUARY 3 2016 LORONE WOODS DEPARTED THIS LIFE FOR HIS HOMEGOING IN ATLANTA GEORGIA HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS FATHER EPSY WOODS,MOTHER HENRIETTA "WOODS" ROSSITER,FOUR SISTERS AND HIS BROTHER . HE LEAVES TO MOURN HIS WIFE MARY WOODS SISTERS ERNESTINE COLBERT,BENEAVER STEWART AND ERMA LEWIS AND BROTHER TOM ROSSITER JR HIS THREE SONS LARRY AND WIFE ARLENA HIGGINS, DWAYNE AND WIFE PHYLLIS WOODS AND CARLOS WOODS,HIS STEPCHILDREN MARVA LEE AND HUSBAND ROBERT HILL,PROPHETESS JEANETTE TAYLOR AND EVORN BURKS.A MULTITUDE OF GRANDCHILDREN NIECES AND NEPHEWS,COUSINS AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS.HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED BY EVERYONE. Larry Woods will officiate the service. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday 9:00 AM until service time.
James Winfred Parker
James Winfred Parker, age 86, of Rye, AR, departed this life on Friday, January 1, 2016. He was born Tuesday, September 3, 1929, near Parnell Springs, Arkansas, the second child of James Rucker Parker and Florence Ethel Moseley Parker. Growing up, his parents, aunts and uncles called him “Jimmy.” Winfred was a U.S. Army veteran, a former employee of the Bradley Mill in Warren, Arkansas and an accomplished carpenter. Winfred also made a living raising tomatoes from the 1950’s until this last summer of 2015. In Winfred’s later years, people would travel from hundred of miles away to pick his tomatoes at his farm in Rye, Arkansas for home consumption and resale. He was widely regarded as a top notch tomato farmer. Winfred was an avid outdoorsman as exemplified by his passion for quail hunting for many years. He was a top deer hunter as well, taking his last two bucks just this past fall. His deer stand on the creek at the family farm is a monument to his memory and a place of honor to any hunter who will sit there in the future. Winfred married his Sweetheart, Martha Virginia Young Parker on June 4, 1949 and remained a loyal husband for 66 years until his death. Together they had four sons; Jim, Tim, Joey and Todd. Winfred was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and another brother, Paul Dean Parker as well as by his much loved Granddaughter, Elizabeth Parker. He is survived by his beloved wife Martha; a sister Ouita Jo Reap of Warren, Arkansas; and sons, Jim Parker of Rye, Arkansas; Tim Parker (Amy) of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; Joey Parker (Shawn) of Rye, Arkansas and Todd Parker of Palm Springs, California together with six grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives. Graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, at Union Cemetery at Rye, Arkansas by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 4, at Frazer’s.
Beatrice Chambliss Graham
Beatrice Chambliss Graham, 98, of Camden, AR, died Jan. 1, 2016, at her home. She was born on Sept. 6, 1917, in Princeton, AR, and attended Locust Bayou High School. She was the daughter of John and Lura Sweaza. Her father came from Red Boiling Springs, TN to Arkansas with a team of horses he used with his work at various saw mills. Bea is survived by Shirley S. Lusby, Larry D. Stafford (Carolyn), Philip W. Stafford (Annie Mae), step son Wade Graham (Betty) grandchildren Stephen Tomlinson, Kevin Tomlinson (Kathy) (Atlanta, GA), Lynly Ramsey (Bob), Shane Stafford (Kelly), Bryan Stafford, Brent Stafford, Shannon Hawkins(Mike) (Woodstock, VA) Brooke Stafford (Boston, MA), 15 great grandchildren and 4 great- great grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, Lewis Graham and wife, Darla and Melinda Henthorne and many nieces and nephews. Beside her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Fulton Graham, and Earl "Buck" Chambliss, sister Opal Harrison, brothers Lloyd, Glen, Earl, and Morris Sweaza. Bea retired in 1979, after 34 years, from the Int'l Paper Company, Bagpak Division. She was active in the Camden Local 367 Union where she served in several offices as well as president. She was a member of Cullendale Baptist Church since 1952. She served many years as assistant superintendent with Bethel Laney of the 12-year-old Dept. In later years, she enjoyed her Sunday School Class and teachers. She, also, expressed her love for pastors Wade Totty, Dr. Jimmy Burkes, and Clay Doss. After retirement Bea enjoyed being an active member in the Bethesda Extension Homemakers Club. She had 59 first place ribbons, 25 second place, 13 third place, and one AR Sweepstake Winner Ribbon. Her ribbons were for quilts, handcrafts, and garden vegetables. In 1994, she was certified as a quilt judge. Bea was famous for her cooking, especially her pies. She loved working in her flower garden, vegetable garden and yard. She and Fulton won the City Beautification Award in 1992, and two awards for Christmas lights. Services will be held at Proctors Funeral Home on January 4, at 11:00 am, viewing at 10:00 a.m. with Dr. Wade Totty and Rev. Jimmy Burkes officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be to Cullendale Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, or charity of your choice.
Dr. Charles Henry Fohn
Dr. Charles Henry Fohn passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at his home in Camden, Arkansas. He was born in Hondo, Texas on November 15, 1931, the son of Thelma Decker Fohn and Maurice Fohn. He served in the U.S. Navy and later graduated from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana where he met his future wife, Johelen. They married in 1955 and, after serving a surgical residency in San Antonio, relocated to Camden, Arkansas to start a medical practice in 1964. Charlie loved his work, his patients and his staff and had the joy of serving the Camden community for more than 50 years. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and colleagues. Charlie is survived by his children, Karen Fohn of Houston, Texas; Alan Fohn of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Marcia Rakoski and her husband, Larry, of Bulverde, Texas; grandchildren Michael Rakoski and his wife, Andrea, of Whidbey Island, Washington and William Rakoski of Bulverde, Texas; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Johelen, his son, Karl Fohn, and a brother, Joe Fohn. A service to celebrate his life is scheduled for 1:00pm on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden. There will be private service to scatter Charlie’s ashes at his beloved family ranch in Hondo, Texas. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Little Rock Animal Village, 7401 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204; the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123; or the charity of your choice. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest register, visit proctorfuneralhome.com.
Frances Sue Ritter
Frances Sue Ritter, 94, of Conway, formerly of Camden, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015 at Saint Andrews Place in Conway. Mrs. Ritter was born October 15, 1921 in Sparkman, AR the daughter of John Leonard and Lalah Shambley Ray. She was a former member of The First Baptist Church in Camden, and retired from SAU Tech after 18 years of service. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Ritter; her daughter, Susan Cunningham, her son-in-law, Dr. Tommy Cunningham, and two brothers, Virgil Ray and Jack Ray. Survivors include her daughter, Margaret Jones and husband, David of Conway; her brother, Raymond Ray and wife, Lavena; grandchildren, Matt Jones and wife, Maria, and their children, Cole and Jake Jones; Tom Cunningham and wife, Alesheia and their children, Tyler, Addison, and Avery Cunningham; Mark Jones and wife, Traci and their children, Bella and Ritter Jones; and Becca Camp and husband, Jamie and their children, Andrew and Mason Camp; and two sisters-in-law, Frances Ray and Nadine Ray, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Ritter will be 10:30 Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Ray Raines officiating. Burial will be in Sparkman Cemetery. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to your favorite charity. PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM
Deacon Charles Edward Mitchell
Deacon Charles Edward Mitchell was born July 3, 1937 to the late Bobby Lockett and Elbert Mitchell in Camden, AR. After high school, Charles joined the United States Navy and retired after 32 years of service. He continued his education at Magnolia University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Restaurant Management. Deacon Mitchell accepted Christ at an early age and united with the Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Williams Bryant and the present pastor, Pastor J. H. Hayes, Jr. Deacon Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Sis. Gertie Mitchell of 59 years. He is survived by his second wife, Princess Mitchell of Camden, AR; son, Charles Mitchell, Jr. of Camden, AR; son, Eric Mitchell of Aurora, IL; daughter, Bobby Blake of Little Rock, AR; Valerie Byroms of Camden, AR; daughter, Pamela Smith of Temecula, CA; brother, Carl Mitchell of Atlanta, GA; sister, Kathy Mitchell of Oakland, CA; twelve grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends and extended family. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, January 4, 2016 at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. J.H. Hayes, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00-4:00 PM at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Patricia Ann Sumners Blagrave
Patricia Ann Sumners Blagrave, 64, died December 26, 2015. She was a member of the Hilltop Baptist Church in Atlanta, AR for twenty-four years. Mrs. Blagrave was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall, Jr. and Margaret Aline Sumners. Patricia is survived by her husband of forty-two years, James “Ron” Blagrave of Emmet, AR; two daughters, Christie Michelle Blagrave of Camden, AR and Kelly Marie Gray and her husband, Stephen of Albuquerque, NM; two grandchildren, Chloe Francesca Gray and Ezra Jude Gray of Albuquerque, NM; a sister, Lynn Ables and her husband, Don of Wylie, TX; and two nephews, Gabriel Ables and Michael Ables of Texas. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 10:00 to 11:00 Friday, January 1, 2016. Graveside services will be held 11:30 at Chidester Cemetery. To sign the online guest register visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com “Safe in the arms of Jesus, Safe on His gentle breast; There by His love o’er shaded, Sweetly my soul shall rest.”
Jonathon Jerome Fogle
Mr. Jonathon Jerome Fogle, 36 of Camden, AR passed away on Sunday December 6, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother Zylpha Fogle. Jonathon leaves to cherish his loving memories to his father Paul Ford of Little Rock, AR; sisters Amanda Fogle and Katrina Pace both of Camden, AR; brother Rodney White of Little Rock, AR. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday December 12, 2015 at Reddick Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be held in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chidester, AR. Visitation will be held on Friday December 11, 2015 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.
Leon Wheeler age 72, of Warren, AR died Saturday, December 12th at his home. He was born November 4, 1943 in Warren, AR a son of the late Ted Wheeler and Neva Lee Morgan Wheeler. He was a retired Bridge Forman for over 30 years of service with the Cotton Belt and Union Pacific Railroad Companies. He was a Jehovah’s Witness and served in the Arkansas National Guard. He is survived by his wife Willie Mae Gates Wheeler whom he married June 20, 1965 in Warren, AR. 2 sons, Dale Wheeler and Mark Wheeler both of Warren, AR. A daughter Becky Wheeler Markel, Warren, AR. 2 brothers Mike Morgan, Warren, AR and Jerry Morgan, Crossett, AR. A sister Carolyn Ross, Crossett, AR. 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services 10:00AM Tuesday, December 15th at Frazer’s Chapel with Steve Mann officiating. Burial in Gravelridge Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6:00PM till 8:00PM Monday, December 14th at Frazer’s.
Terry "Jack" Rothwell
Terry “Jack” Rothwell, 71, of Camden, AR went home to be with the Lord on December 10, 2015 at home with his family by his side after a two and a half year battle with cancer. He was born December 23, 1943 in Camden. He lived in Camden, AR all his life and graduated from Camden High School in 1961 and then started his career at International Paper Company until he retired. In his spare time Jack enjoyed crappie fishing with buddies. He also loved watching his children and grandchildren in everything they were involved in. He was deeply loved and will be forever missed by his family and many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Alpha Carroll, brother, Lewis Jay Rothwell, and sister, Sue Brian. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Rothwell; son, Shawn Rothwell, daughter, Jennifer Roberts; brother, Ray Rothwell; many grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday, December 14, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Roberta Johnson and Reverend Shane Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Bethesda Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00-4:00 PM at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice.
Peggy Sue Quimby Bowman
Peggy Sue Quimby Bowman, age 90, of Warren, AR, died Tuesday December 8, at John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado, AR. She was born November 28, 1925, in Hermitage, AR, a daughter of the late Selvin T. Quimby and Mary Lansdale Quimby. Peggy was a retired interior decorator, former owner/operator of Highway Contract Mail, served 19 years as President of The Ladies Auxillary of National Star Route Mail Carries Association, a member of First Baptist Church since 1960, and the widow of Benjamin Felton Bowman who died November 8, 2000. They were united in marriage August 23, 1942. Also preceding her in death was a sister Emogene Quimby, a brother Travis Quimby and a great grandchild Myra Fry. Survivors are 2 sons Nick Bowman and spouse Linda, Monroe, LA, Bobby F. Bowman and spouse Virginia, Hamburg, AR. 1 daughter Sherrilyn Jean Weaver, Crossett, AR. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral service 1:30 p.m. Thursday December 10, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Hickory Springs Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 12:30 p.m. Thursday Decembr 10, until service time at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred Lifetouch Hospice; 2301 Champagnolle Road; El Dorado, AR, 71730.
Larry Orlan Castleberry
Larry Orlan Castleberry, age 65, of Bearden, died December 8, 2015. He was of the Assembly of God faith.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Orlan and Ruth Reese Castleberry and sister, Ann Shaddock. He is survived by his wife, Karon Ezell Castleberry of Bearden; daughter, Sue Ellen Beard and husband, Charles of Bearden; son, Ben Castleberry of Concord, CA; grandson, Stephen Castleberry; granddaughter, Sarah Castleberry both of Bearden; and sisters, Linda Tullos and husband, Mike of Byhalia, MS and Charlene Rippy of Searcy. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in White Oak Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Patricia Ann Huitt
Patricia Ann Huitt, age 51, of Camden, AR, died Saturday December 5, at her home. Born January 24, 1964, in Warren, AR, a daughter of the late Robert Wayne “Bobby” Huitt and Marcia Lee Smith Huitt she was a homemaker and a Baptist. Also preceding her in death was a niece Suzette Huitt. Surviving is a brother Steve Huitt of Sparkman, AR. Graveside service was 1:30 p.m. Monday December 7, at Marsden Cemetery with Rev. Danny Kelly officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Don Hamilton, Steele Hamilton, Jimmy Morman, Roger Huitt, Brian Huitt and Paul Braswell.
Shelia Renae Crutchfield Elliott
Shelia Renae Crutchfield Elliott, 50, of Camden, entered into eternal life on December 7, 2015 peacefully at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, AR. Shelia was born June 28, 1965 in Warren, AR. She went to elementary school in Rison, AR. Shelia later moved to Camden, AR and graduated from Fairview High School. She was an outgoing person that never met a stranger. She had an inquisitive nature and genuinely cared for all the people she met. She loved to laugh and always had a smile on her face. Shelia's greatest loves were her family, friends, and animals, especially her two dogs, Minnie and Beau. Shelia loved life and lived to the fullest. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Shelia was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Crutchfield Gatewood. She is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, a host of friends and extended family. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A graveside service will be held at Prosperity Cemetery in Herbine, AR at 2:00PM on December 9, 2015 with Brother Ricky Harrison officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00AM - 12:00PM on December 9, 2015. The family would appreciate and requests financial assistance for the services. Donations can be made at Proctor Funeral Home; 442 Jefferson St SW; Camden, AR 71701.
Brawner Townsend Mosley Sr.
Brawner Townsend Mosley Sr. (Towny), age 82, of Springdale, AR., formerly of Camden, died December 7, 20015. He was born November 21, 1933 in Cornerstone, AR. To Wiley W. Sr. and Lucille Townsend Mosley. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Wiley W. Mosley Jr. (Bill) and his wife Mary Pearl Harbuck Mosley and two nephews Bill and Mark Mosley. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Kay of Springdale, son Townsend Mosley Jr. and wife Phyllis of Sheridan, AR., daughter Kathy Mosley Foster and husband Robert of Springdale, AR. Grandchildren: Jennifer Banfield and husband Jeremiah, Stan Mosley and wife Courtney, Chase Foster and wife Sarah, and Kristen Weigand and husband Matthew and two great grandchildren.Townsend loved and was devoted to his family. He was an avid researcher of the Civil War. He was very interested in his hometown of Camden. He was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Camden and was a scout leader of Troop 6 for many years. He was a past president of the Ouachita County Historical Society and a member of the Evening Lions Club. He served in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Paratrooper. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 4 to 6 pm at Proctor Funeral Home. Graveside service will
Martha McKinley, 96, of Camden, Arkansas, died on Sunday, December 6, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Ida Burch Browning; her husband, Roosevelt McKinley; three sons, Joe Frazier, Bill Frazier and Walter Frazier; one daughter, Renell Lacy; two grandchildren, Joseph Frazier and LaVerne Harper; one great-grandchild, Shelby Frazier. She is survived by her children, Georgia Flannigan and Evelyn Harper both of Camden, Arkansas; Lloyd Frazier (Aileen) and Bobby Frazier (Paula) both of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; brother, John Bush (Joyce) of Camden, Arkansas; 42 grandchildren; 93 great-grandchildren; 40 great-great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 11, 2015, at Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church, Camden, Arkansas. Pastor Jackie Flannigan, Sr. officiating. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Paula Susanne Jones
Paula Susanne Jones, 45, died December 4, 2015. She was a member of Victory Church. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her father, Charles E. Vance, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Alan Royce Jones; a son, Michael T. Kyle; a daughter, Hayley M. Kyle; her mother, Jacqueline Vance; and a brother, Charles Adron Vance. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 6, 2015. Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday at Victory Church.
Nellie Sue Jackson Pierce
Nellie Sue Jackson Pierce age 93 of Hermitage, AR ( Moores Mill) died Sunday November 29th, in Jackson, Miss. She was born October 25th, 1922 in Eudora, AR a daughter of the late George Alvin Jackson and Willie Sansing Jackson. She was a homemaker, a farmer a member of Calvery Presbyterian Church in Johnsville, AR and she loved people. She is also preceded in death by her husband Theo Pierce whom she married October 22nd, 1950 and he died June 17, 1999. Brothers Spencer Jackson and G.A. Jackson, Sisters Cgis McKee, Irene McKay, Lidia Walker, Pat Smith and Iola Corbett also preceded her in death. She is survived by her son Tom Harmon and spouse Margaret, Tallulah, LA, A step son Theo David Pierce, Little Rock, AR and a step daughter Martha Robertson, Little Rock, AR. A granddaughter Amy Lynn Harmon, New Orleans, LA and 4 other grandchildren. 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral services 10:00AM Friday, December 4th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial 1:00PM Friday, December 4th at Poyen Cemetery in Grant County by Frazer Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Thursday December 3rd at Frazer Funeral Home.
Katherine Rose Mitchell
Katherine Rose Mitchell, age 74, of Warren, AR, died Monday November 30, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was born May 11, 1941 in Warren, AR a daughter of the late Benjamin Oscar Hendon and Roberta Whittington Hendon. Katherine was a homemaker, tomato farmer, a former bookkeeper for the Warren School District, worked at Delta Counseling, and also kept books for G. & K. Rentals and Mitchell Lumber and Hardware. A member of Immanuel Baptist Church she was in the Joy Sunday School Class, served in Funeral Family Ministry and Strong Women’s Group. A brother Calvin Hendon also preceded her in death. Survivors are her husband Gerald Mitchell whom she married April 8, 1960. 2 sons Mike Mitchell and spouse Kelly, Ivan, AR, Tim Mitchell and spouse Shelley, Warren, AR. 4 sisters Edith Castleberry, Warren, AR, Corine Pledger, Texarkana, AR, Geraldine Whittington, Charleston, S.C. and Christine Swofford, Johnsburg, IL. 4 grandchildren Whitney Davis, Serena Huggins, Sarah Richard, Brooke Mitchell. 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday December 2, Frazer’s Chapel. Burial Williams Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 12:30 p.m. until service time Wednesday December 2, at Frazer’s.
Michard Doherty, 54, of Camden, AR, passed away on November 26, 2015. Mr. Doherty was born July 27, 1961 in Fordyce, AR to Floyd and Marvine Doherty. He attended Bearden High School in Bearden, AR. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, football, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his two daughters, Michelle Doherty and Kristi Ward and husband, Nick all of Hot Springs, AR; his grandsons, Cooper Ward and Cannon Ward both of Hot Springs; and two sisters, Carol Rogers of Chidester, AR and June Doherty of Oklahoma, and other extended family and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Marvine and Floyd Doherty, a brother, Jeff Doherty, and his wife of 31 years, Billie Lou Doherty. Graveside services will be 3:00 PM Saturday, November 28, 2015 at White Oak Cemetery at Bearden. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM Saturday at the Funeral Home.
Flora Idell Wilson
Flora Idell Wilson took peaceful flight to her Heavenly Home from her home with family surrounding her on November 21, 2015. Idell was born in Howard County, Arkansas in the township of Muddy Fork on October 15, 1937. She was the former Administrator of Ouachita Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she cared for many. Idell was predeceased by her father, Shirley Wilson and mother, Deloris Wilson. She is survived by her husband, Samuel Carlton Wilson, 5 children, Rhonda (Wilson) Nooner, Gary Wilson, Larry Wilson, Karen (Wilson) Robertson and Cheryl (Wilson) Walters-Cortez; 6 grandchildren (Crystal Walters, Ryan Nooner, Brett Wilson, Kacey Olvey, Brittney (Walters) Wimberly & Sam Wilson; 7 great grandchildren, Amiyah McKenzie, MaKayla Hawkins, Nykkidrunn Wimberly, Jalen Hawkins, Javion Wimberly, Grance Olvey, Gannon Olvey and brother, DeVaun Wilson. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Joyce Crane officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Horeb Cemetery. The visitation will be Monday, from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Cina Louise Bustion
Cina Louise Bustion, 80, of El Dorado, AR died Saturday, November 21, 2015 at her home in El Dorado, AR. Cina was born on September 7, 1935 in Davant, LA. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents Wiley Pete and Lucille (Rudolph) Ansardi and her mother and father in law Winfred and Myrtie Bustion. Cina is survived by her husband, Jimmy Bustion of El Dorado, AR; daughters Judy McSwain and husband David of El Dorado, AR, Patti Rodriguez and husband Ricardo of Houston, TX, Carol DeVault of El Dorado; son Jamie Bustion of Crossett, AR; grandsons Jordan Bustion of Crossett, AR, Tanner DeVault of El Dorado, AR, Lucas Rodriguez of Houston, TX; sisters Nola Rabalais and husband Harold of New Orleans, LA, Gladys Ahysen and husband Henry, Barbara Land of New Orleans; several nephews, nieces, cousins, and a host of friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 24th from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at the Wings of Love Church in El Dorado with funeral services following at 1:00 PM. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Magnolia under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia. Pallbearers will be Jordan Bustion, Tanner DeVault, David McSwain, and Michael Fralick.
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Billy Riffe, 82, died November 18, 2015 at the Life Care Specialty Hospital in Ruston, LA. Mr. Riffe was a graduate of Chidester High School and a veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Tuma Riffe; two brothers, Clifton Riffe and Clyde Burdine; and a sister, Johnnie Christine. He is survived by two sons, Bobby Ray Riffe of Claremont, Florida and Billy Roy Riffe of Newark, Ohio and three grandchildren. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A graveside service will be held 11:00 Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Missouri Cemetery.
Luther J. Simpson
Luther J. Simpson, 95, of Camden, AR died Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in Camden. He was member
of Unity Baptist Church and was a retired barber. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict. Mr. Simpson was preceded in death by his wife, Dean Simpson, a daughter, Dena Walker, two brothers Garland and Millard Simpson, and two sisters Cora McArroll and Lydia Maxwell. He is survived by his son, Steve Simpson (Judy) of Locust Bayou, AR, a brother Joe D. Simpson of Minden, LA and four grandchildren, Cassie Baker, Samantha Morales, James Walker and Erin Moore. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 12-2 p.m. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Donna Jan Pittman
Donna Jan Pittman went to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 17, 2015. A beloved wife to Danny Pittman, daughter to Nancy Byrd of Camden, sister to Patricia Miller and husband, Phil of Texarkana, AR, Mary Stanley and husband, David of Camden, AR, Bill Byrd of Camden, nieces Erica Morgan and husband, Jake of Camden and Alana Morlen of Camden and great nieces Alexis, Lainey and Kamryn, great nephew Brennan, mother in law Mabel Pittman of Chidester, AR, brothers in law, Billy and wife, Tanya of El Dorado, AR and Raymond and wife, Diane of Bryant, AR, step children, Christy Smith and Ryan Pittman, step grandchildren, Madison and Mitchel, and numerous nieces and nephews. Donna was preceeded in death by her father, Donald Lee, grandparents, Don and Mary Lee and Chester and Mary Leach, great niece, Jaycee Morlen and father in law, John Pittman. Donna fought a brave battle with the Lord by her side, her smile, humor and spunk will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Donna found peace and comfort knowing her Heavenly Father would lead her to her eternal home and a glorious homecoming with those that passed before her. The Memorial service will be held at Camden Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm with Dr. Mike Suttle officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service at 12:00 also at Camden Cumberland Presbyterian church. The family would like to thank OCMC Hospice and Dr. Braden for the care and support provided to Donna. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. We love you, sweet Donna and will see you again.
Gene Harvey Frazier
Gene Harvey Frazier, age 65, of Camden, died November 15, 2015 at the Ouachita County Medical Center. He enjoyed going to the lake and spending time at his lake house. He enjoyed his job and was a hard worker all of his life. He had a strong love for his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl Harvey and Willie Jean Miller Frazier. He is survived by his daughter, Brandy Garcia and husband, John and Kaitlyn Frazier all of Camden; brother, Frankie Frazier and wife, Mona Jo of Camden; half brother, Earl Frazier and wife, Shelia of New Orleans, LA; stepbrothers, Allen Frazier and wife, Christie of Camden and Robert Frazier and wife, Judy of Texas; grandchildren, Leighton, Bianca, Kaleb, and Abby; and special friend, Melissa James of Camden. Graveside service will be 2:00 PM Thursday at Stephens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Robin Lynn Carlson Curtis
Robin Lynn Carlson Curtis, of Camden passed away Saturday, November 14, 2015. She was born December 23, 1951 to the late Joe and Johnnie Carlson of Locust Bayou. She graduated from Hampton High School. She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents, Harry and Flossie Witherington and Eddie and Nellie Beasley of Locust Bayou and Carl and Grata Carlson of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Robin is survived by her husband, Wayne Curtis; a son, Jeffrey and his wife, Hollie of Canton, TX along with their children Hailee and Austin, a son, Chris and his wife, Kayla of Smackover, AR along with their children Chelsey of Camden, AR and Sophie, Jordan and Addison of Smackover, AR, and a daughter, Tara Dorflinger and her husband, Marc of Camden, AR along with their daughter Kaylee. Robin is also survived by her mother, Mary Nell Carlson Wilson and her husband, Howard; a brother, Richie Carlson; her sisters, Letitia Eytcheson and her husband, Mark, all of Locust Bayou and a sister, Traci Campbell and her husband, Mark of Odenville, AL as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. Monday. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Locust Bayou Church of Christ followed by interment at Plunkett Cemetery.