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Rickey Allen Robinson
Mr. Rickey Allen Robinson, 59 of Camden, AR passed away on Saturday June 27, 2015 in Little Rock, AR. He was preceded in death by his father Clenso Robinson. Mr. Rickey Robinson leaves to cherish his loving memories to his mother Birdie Lee Thompson of Camden, AR; brother Glen Robinson of Camden, AR; sister Mae Francis Torrence of Terrell, TX. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday July 3, 2015 at Velie COGIC with Elder Earl Green officiating. Interment will be held in St. Mary Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday July 2, 2015 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Virgie Lee Easter
Ms. Virgie Lee Easter, 70 of Camden, AR passed away on Thursday June 25, 2015 at Ouachita County Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents Claude and Trudell Goshen. Ms. Virgie Easter leaves to cherish her loving memories to her children Renee Hall of Camden, AR and Bobby Earl Easter, JR of Magnolia, AR; brothers Clarence Goshen, James, Goshen, Rodell Goshen all of Camden, AR, and Artell Goshen of Bakersfield, CA; sisters Ozell Brown of Omaha, NE and Alma Mahan of Lake Elsinore, CA; 5 grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday July 3, 2015 at New St. Mary Baptist Church with Rev. Odell Carr officiating. Interment will be held in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday July 2, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Mr. Trent Eugene Carnes
Mr. Trent Eugene Carnes, 49 of Strong, AR passed away on Wednesday June 24, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father Edward E. Carnes. Mr. Trent Carnes leaves to cherish his memories to his loving wife Sandra Carnes of Strong, AR; mother Joanna Anderson of Strong, AR; son Trent J. Carnes of Hot Springs, AR; daughters Larena Hicks of Strong, AR; brothers Edwards D. Carnes of Michigan City, IN and Brannon Carnes of Blooming Dale, IL; sister Carnessa Carnes of Michigan City, IN; 4 grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Thursday July 2, 2015 at Free Hope AME in Strong, AR with Rev. Aluster Hamilton officiating. Interment will be held in Free Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday July 2, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Free Hope AME.

Charley Lassiter
Charley Lassiter age 72 of Banks, AR died Monday June 29th at his home. He was a son of the late George Lassiter and Jessie Holloway Lassiter. He served his country in Vietnam and was a farmer. He was also preceded in death by his spouse Martha Sue Hays Lassiter. Brothers Larry Lassiter, George Melvin Lassiter, Billy Gene Lassiter and a sister Shirley Lee Scott. He is survived by a daughter Susan Dempsey and spouse Robert, Hampton, AR. A sister Charlene Bethea, Warren, AR. 2 grandchildren Dustan Harper and Derek Harper. Graveside service 10:00AM Thursday, July 2nd at Union Ridge Cemetery in Drew County. Burial in Union Ridge Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation before graveside at Union Ridge Cemetery.

Zora Maude Madera Calvert
Zora Maude Madera Calvert, age 86 of Warren, AR, passed from this life on June 26, 2015, at the home of her son, Tim. She was a member of the Martin Street Church of Christ in Warren. Zora spent much of her life serving her family and maintaining a home for her husband and 5 sons. Growing a large vegetable garden and canning a lot of its produce occupied much of her time, when her sons were at home. She was the wife of the late Edward Calvert for nearly 65 years. Zora was the youngest, and last surviving of 7 children of the late Wiley Ellis and Edna Dalton Madera. Her siblings were: Thelma, Marian, Lawrence, Mabel, Geanette, and John Dalton Madera. Zora and Edward had 5 sons: Eddie and Debbie of Little Rock, Don(deceased) and Fran of Monticello, Tim and Conny of Greenbrier, Dean of Little Rock and Gene of Warren, who lived with and assisted Mom and Dad for several years while their health was failing. They had 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday June 29, at Frazer’s Chapel with Joe Calvert officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Keith Calvert, Paul Calvert, Chris Lampkin, Randall Hoffman, Billy Haynes and Gary Haynes.

Kenneth W. Davis
Kenneth W. Davis, age 89, of Camden, AR died Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the Ouachita County Medical Center. He was born April 12, 1926 in Paris, AR to Clarence and Dove E. Titsworth Davis. He was the past president of the Camden Historical Society, past post commander of the VFW Post #4554, American Legion Post #0045, volunteer instructor at the Camden Vocational School, volunteer fireman, and Chamber of Commerce "Man of the Year". He was member of the First Presbyterian and a lay minister at Tate's Bluff Presbyterian Church. He was a retired plumber with Ken Davis Plumbing Co. and a World War II Air Force Veteran. He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years, Verna Davis; children, son, Jerel Davis and wife, Greta of Camden, AR two daughters, Jean Zopolos and husband, John of Conway, AR and Paula Byrns and husband, Mike of Hensley, AR; one brother, Kent Davis of Haywood, CA; sister-in-law, Lucy Davis of Booneville, AR; four grandsons, two granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; one great-grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kenneth Michael Davis; four brothers, Burl Davis, Earl Davis, Newton Davis, John Davis and two sisters, Lillian Rice and Lila Dee Ezell. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Lakeside Cemetery. Rev. Erin Kaye will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mark Stanley Ellis
Mr. Mark Stanley Ellis, 55 of Camden, AR passed away on Tuesday June 6, 2015 in Dallas, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents Willie and Earnestine Ellis. Mr. Mark Stanley Ellis leaves to cherish his loving memory to his children Montroy Ellis and Bridgette Ellis both of Lancaster, TX, Dedra Ellis of Dallas, TX, Connie Williams and Nanny Williams both of Camden, AR; brothers Willie Ellis and Donald Ray Ellis both of Camden, AR; sisters Harriett Ellis, Bridgette Butler, and Victoria Renix all of Atlanta, GA; two grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday June 27, 2015 at Whitest Chapel MBC with Rev. Wilson officiating. Interment will be held in Eternal Rest Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Friday June 26, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Fred M. Richardson
Fred M. Richardson, age 84, of Chidester, died Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the Ouachita County Medical Center. He was born December 10, 1930 in Haynesville, LA to Drew and Mamie Williams Richardson. He was a member of White Oak Baptist Church and a heavy equipment operator. He was preceded in death by his son, Roger Dale Richardson; parents; and granddaughter, Amber Richardson. He is survived by his wife, Florence Richardson of Chidester; daughter, Dee Wynn and husband, Mike of Camden; sons, Freddie Richardson and wife, Nancy of Camden and Dennis Richardson of Chidester; brothers, Bobby Richardson and wife, Letha of Maude, TX and Jimmy Richardson and wife, Patsy of Camden; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Saturday June 27, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Bell Chapel Cemetery. Bill Keener and Chris Morgan will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the White Oak Baptist Church.

Jeffery Wayne Bryant
Jeffery Wayne Bryant, age 48, of Camden, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, June, 22, 2015. He passed away at his home surrounded by his family. He was born August 7, 1966 in Morehouse, Louisiana, a son of Edgar Earl Bryant and Betty Lou Willmschen Bryant. He was employed by Lion Oil in El Dorado, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by a mother, Betty Lou Willmschen Bryant and father, Edgar Earl Bryant.
Survivors include his wife, Melissa Lyn Scott Bryant, to whom he was married on July 24, 1993 in Camden, Arkansas; one daughter, Summer Nicole Scott of Waldo, AR; son, Blake Andrew Bryant of Camden, AR; and four grandchildren, Miranda, Joey, Mason, and Bryce Barnes; three brothers, Michael Bryant of Russellville, AR, Loyd Allen Bryant of Shreveport, LA, Johnathan Bryant of Russellville, AR; three sisters, Linda Paxton of Baton Rouge, LA, Anna Schembra of Dover, AR, and Kelly Bryant of London, England; and stepmother, Sharon Bryant of Russellville, AR. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Horeb Cemetery. Reverend Paul Easter will officiate the services. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers will be David Scott, Joey Barnes, Allen Bryant, Johnathan Bryant, and David Paxton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice, 685 California Ave., SW Camden, AR 71701.
 

Eddy F. Broome
Eddy F. Broome Sr. age 77, of Warren, AR died Sunday June 21st, at the Bradley County Medical Center. He was born October 21, 1937 in Santa Cruz, CA a son of the late George F. Broome and Hazel Goldman Broome. He was a life long Machinist working in the industrial sector and also teaching the art for several years. He attended and graduated public schools in California, and he was a member of Camden Avenue Baptist Church in San Jose, CA. He was preceded in death by a daughter Louann Broome, and a brother Cletus Broome. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Betty Thornton Broome, whom he married February 2nd, 1963 in Las Vegas, NV. 2 sons, Eddy F. Broome Jr, and spouse Tanya, Rogers, AR and Frankie Broome, and spouse Paula, Warren, AR. A brother Kenneth Broome, Santa Clara, CA and 2 grandchildren Raven Broome and Sydney Broome. Graveside services are 10:00AM Wednesday, June 24th at Oakland Cemetery. Burial in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be 30 minutes before the graveside service on Wednesday at Oakland Cemetery. Memorials preferred The Bradley County Veterans Museum 210 North Main street Warren AR 71671.

Melissa Renee Boykin
Melissa Renee Boykin, age 35, of Star City, AR, died Wednesday June 17, at her home. Born November 13, 1979 in Warren, AR a daughter of the late Tommy Ray Forrest and Donna McIntyre Mayer she was a former bank employee and a Baptist. Survivors are 1 son Chase Boykin, Star City, AR. 1 daughter Caylee Boykin, Star City, AR. 1 sister Shannon Courson, El Dorado, AR. Maternal grandmother Nancy Sewell, Fleming Island, FL. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday June 22, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial Union Hill Cemetery at Ingalls by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday June 21, at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.

James Walker (J.W.) Knight, Jr.
James Walker (J.W.) Knight, Jr., 77, of the Pace City community passed away unexpectedly at his home, June 20th, 2015. He was born March 29th, 1938 in Shreveport, LA to James Walker Knight, Sr. and Lillian Neilsen Knight. He married the love of his life, Sarah Bernice Burton Knight, June 20, 1959. J. W.’s on true passion in life was driving a truck; an adventure he later shared with Bernice after their children were grown. He loved seeing this great country and Blackjack never met a stranger. He was preceded in death by his parents; his other parents (J. O. and Annabelle Burton; brother Larry Knight; brothers-in-law Lonnie Orren and Bobby Burton; niece Keitha Jackson and nephew John Knight.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Bernie Knight; a daughter, Reesa Steelman and her husband, Robert; son James Walker Knight, III (Jay); a brother, Max Knight and his wife, Kay of Oregon; two sisters, Betty Smith of Camden and Helen Orren of Smackover; six grandchildren, Brittan (Rian) Tuberville, Dwayne (Annie) Knight, Jessica Knight, Jason Knight, Jobie Knight, and Sarah Knight; seven great-grandchildren; his closest friend, Gary Patterson and a multitude of nieces and nephews. 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 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Sulphur Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church followed by interment at Sulphur Springs Cemetery.

Dexter Bernard Thrower
Mr. Dexter Bernard Thrower, 61 of Camden, AR passed away on Wednesday June 17, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents Thelma and Gracie Thrower. Mr. Dexter Thrower leaves to cherish his memories to his loving wife Sallie Marie Thrower of Camden, AR; children Talia Thrower of Camden, AR, Patrice Thrower, Shelly Lewis, and James Thrower all of Dallas, TX, and Dexter Thrower, JR of Little Rock, AR; brothers James F. Thrower of Detroit, MI, Stanley Walker of Camden, AR; sister Cassandra Tidwell of Camden, AR; three grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday June 24, 2015 at St. Paul MBC. Interment will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday June 23, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Charlene Helen Harris
Ms. Charlene Helen Harris, 81 of Camden, AR passed away on Wednesday June 10, 2015 at St. Vincent in Hot Springs, AR. She was preceded in death by her parents Floyd Harris and Albert Thompson. Ms. Harris leaves to cherish her loving memories to her children Cynthia Marshall, Robert Harris, and David Harris all of Camden, AR, Linda Harris of Chicago, IL, Major Clary and Marcus Harris both of Dallas, TX, and Ricky Harris of Palestine, TX; brother Wilkie Harris of Rockford, IL; sister Clester Freeman of Rockford, IL; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday June 17, 2015 at New Haven MBC with Elder Arthur Briggs officiating. Interment will be held in White Springs Cemetery in White Springs, AR.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday June 16, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Mary Jane Loucks
Mary Jane Loucks, 80, of Camden, died Friday, June 12, 2015 at her home in Camden. Mrs. Loucks was born July 20, 1934 in Troy, Michigan, the daughter of Waldo and Catherine Jordan Morse. She was a retired secretary from law enforcement. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her husband, Peter Loucks of Camden, AR; son, Eric Loucks of Camden, AR; daughters, Julie Loucks of Camden, AR and Lisa Lanham of Harrison Township, MI; grandsons, Jason and Shawn; granddaughters, April and Melissa; five great grandchildren; and a sister, Catherine Rasnake of Warren, MI. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements.

Frieda S. Rowe
Frieda S. Rowe, 82, of Boaz, Al died Friday, Jun 12, 2105. Graveside service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Chidester Cemetery in Chidester, AR. She is survived by her daughters, Bengi Rowe of Gadsden, AL; Bobbi Dale Rowe of Sardis, AL; Jeri Lynn and Terry Daniel of Guntersville, AL; Mary Kristi Rowe of Gadsden, AL; grandchildren, Daniel Smith, Eleanor Rowe, and Vica Daniel; and brother-in-law, Robert and Jean Rowe of Scottsoboro, AL. She is prececded in death by her husband, Dale B. Rowe. Pallbearers will be friends and family. Arrangements by McRae Funeral Home, Boaz, Al. Local arrangements by Proctor Funeral Home of Camden, AR.

Mary Marcell Taylor
Mary Marcell Taylor, age 96, of Warren, AR, widow of the late Robert B. Taylor, passed away Wednesday April 1, 2015 in Charleston, S.C. Marcell was born September 6, 1918 in Warren, AR, to the late Dixie Eugene May and the late Zora Belle O’Neal May. Survivors include her daughters, Sheila Taylor Hunt and spouse Frank of Charleston, SC and Kathy Taylor Hooker and spouse Wayne of Norman, OK; her daughter in law Willie Glynn Morgan Taylor of Windsor, CA, her son in law Otto Johnson of Batesburg, SC and her sister Nell May Reep of Warren, AR. 8 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Also preceding her in death was a son Robert D. Taylor, her daughter Shirley Taylor Johnson and two sisters Katherine May Fort and Betty Wayne May. Graveside service 11:00 a.m. Saturday June 13, at Oakland Cemetery in Warren.

Mr. Robert Lee Fogle
Mr. Robert Lee Fogle, 75 of Camden, AR passed away on Monday June 8, 2015 at Ouachita County Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Audrey Fogle. Mr. Robert leaves to cherish his loving memories to his children Robert B. Fogle of Keller, TX, Stephoney Fogle of San Antonio, TX, Valarie King and Sylvia Cross both of Camden, AR; brothers Elliott Williams and Sam Hall both of Houston, TX, Charles Elliott of Louann, AR, and Hugh Fogle of Camden, AR; sisters Veronica Bush of Camden, AR, Patsy Jackson of Detroit, MI, Wanda Sheppard of Phoenix, AZ, Tunia Sherman of Crockett, TX, Pamela Rusher, Patricia Houston, and Francis Rhodes all of Houston, TX; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday June 20, 2015 at Reddick Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Emanuel Jenkins officiating.

Betty Grafton Coggins
Betty Grafton Coggins Taylor age 89 of Rye, AR died Monday, June 8th, at the Bradley County Medical Center. She was born August 20th 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland a daughter of the late Lawrence E. Coggins and Stella Yeager Coggins. She was a homemaker, member of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church and the widow of John C. “JC” Taylor Sr. whom she married June 12, 1947 and he died Jan 26th, 2011. 2 daughters in laws Pam Scott Taylor and Brenda Howard Taylor, a brother Lawrence A. Coggins and 2 sisters Dorothy C. Weidner and Florence A. Wollschlager also preceded her in death. Survivors include 5 sons, Robert Taylor and spouse Charlie Sue, Rye, AR; John Taylor, Jr and spouse Mary, Warren, AR; Jerry Taylor and spouse Kathy, Rye, AR; Keith Taylor, Rye, AR; and Guy Taylor and spouse Carolyn, Bradenton, Fla. A twin brother Bill Grafton Coggins and spouse Mary Ellen, BelAir, Maryland and 2 sisters Vivian E “Inky” Kelly, Baltimore, MD; and Eunice J. Lattik, Baltimore, MD. A host of Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, Great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services 10:00 AM Friday, June 12th at Union Cemetery, Rye, AR. by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Burial in Union Cemetery at Rye. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Thursday, June 11 at Frazer’s Funeral Home.

Vera Catherine Pruitt
Vera Catherine Pruitt, age 86, of Jersey, AR died Sunday June 7, at home. Born July 29, 1928 in Bradley County, AR, a daughter of the late Ben Payne and Bessie Clark Payne she was a homemaker, a Baptist and the widow of Hubert Pruitt. Survivors are 2 sons Tom Pruitt, Thornton, AR, Kenny Pruitt, Jersey, AR. 5 daughters Jean Duncan, Hermitage, AR, Audrey Page, Jersey, AR, Linda Russell, Hatfield, AR, Mary Hall, Greers Ferry, AR, Cathy Taylor, Post Falls, ID. 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson Steven Dewayne Pruitt. Graveside service was 10:00 a.m. Tuesday June 9, at Pruitt Cemetery near Monticello, AR, with Rev. Thomas Lanthrip officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Tom Pruitt, Kenny Pruitt, Jimmy Harper, James Chambers, Dickie Russell and Mike Pruitt.

John Louis Moody
John Louis Moody, age 73, passed away on Monday, June 08, 2015 at his home with his loving family surrounding him. He was born January 15, 1942 in Pine Bluff, AR to the late W.F. "Jack" and Stacy Gertrude Moody. He Graduated from White Hall High School in 1960 and attended college at University of Arkansas at Monticello. Later joining the U. S. Army and serving in Korea from 1962-1965 during the Vietnam War. After the war he moved to Camden, AR in 1977 and worked for Curtis Long Ford and then Chicopee/Arquest from 1979 until retirement in 2008. On June 25, 1985 John married the love of his life, Donna Lynn Word. His hobbies included hunting and fishing especially with his sons Jeffrey and Justin. He also enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. He will be forever loved and forever missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Donna Word Moody of Camden, AR; son, Greg Moody and wife, Sha of White Hall, AR; daughter, Kelly Cannon and husband, Joe of White Hall, AR; sons, Jeffrey and Justin Moody of Camden, AR; grandchildren, Drew Moody, Jon Michael Moody, Thomas Moody, Clay Cannon, and Alec Hartz; great-grandchild, Kayden Moody; mother-in-law, Doris Word; sister, Susan Robinson and husband, Ronnie of Hot Springs, AR; brother, David Moody and wife, Gwen of North Little Rock, AR. A graveside service will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Harmony Grove Cemetery in Camden, AR. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society.

Mary Lea Sanders
Mary Lea Sanders, 83 of Benton died Wednesday, June 3, 2015. She was born January 26, 1932 in Star City, AR to the late Joseph Lee and Mary Viola Jestice Thomas. She is also preceded in death by her husband’s, Dr. Billy Lane and Orville Lee Sanders, brother, Junior Thomas and sister, Daleen Vaughn. 
Mrs. Sanders is survived by her daughter, Sherry Cook and husband, Gary of N. Little Rock, AR; sons, Dalton Lane and wife, Brenda of Jonesboro, AR and Curtis Lane and wife, Bridget of Paragould, AR; brother, B. B. Thomas and wife, Joyce of Camden, AR; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Proctor’s Friday, June 5, 2015 from 6 until 8 PM Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

William Thomas Bath
William Thomas Bath, 64 of Hampton, died Monday, May 25, 2015. He was born June 27, 1950 in Key West, Florida to the late Samuel Parmer Bath and Argelia Maria Gonzalez. He served in the United States Air Force and was retired from Lockheed Martin. 
He is survived by his children, Lacey Davis and husband Lance, Jimmy Spurlin and wife Christa, and Nick Spurlin; two grandchildren, Kaiya and Lilly Davis and Waylon Spurlin; three brothers Sam Bath, Jr. and wife Eloise, Robert Bath and wife Diane; Greg Bath and wife Diedra; two sisters, Peggy Morgan and husband Rod and Barbara Dunn and husband Ronald. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1PM until 2PM at Hampton United Methodist Church. Memorial services will follow at 2PM at the church

Billy Joe "Stump" Albritton
Billy Joe "Stump" Albritton, died Sunday, May 24, 2015 at his home. He was born November 10, 1963 to the late Billy Joe and Sue Hutcheson Albritton. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents, the late Judson and Mildred Albritton and the late, Mart and Edrie Hutcheson. 
Besides his mother, his is survived by two sisters, Irene Buchanan (Buck) of Chester, VA and Rose Alvarez (Phillip) of Fountain Valley, CA; one nephew, David Alvarez; one step-nephew, Chad Buchanan, one step-niece, Amanda Doyle; three step great nephews; one special brother and sister, Louie and Twan Fortner of Georgia; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in New Holly Springs Cemetery. Bro. Neil Wiggley will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Gideons.

Linda Jane Williams Cassell
Linda Jane Williams Cassell was born in Tinsman, Arkansas July 5, 1936 to Henry Truman Williams and Nellie Williams. Linda passed away at North Louisiana Specialty Hospital in Ruston, Louisiana with family at her side. Linda was an Administrative Assistant, a home maker and a member of Cullendale First Baptist Church in Camden, Arkansas. A special and loving mother, grandmother and friend that will be dearly missed. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Lloyd Cassell; and siblings, Ralph Williams, Paul Williams, Betty Garner, Sue Arnold, Martha Wagnon, Robert Williams, Mildred Williams, Lamar Williams and Syble Turner. She is survived by her children, Jimmy Jerome Cassell of Houston, Jeffrey Lynn Cassell, of Camden and Julie Michelle Pyle of Ruston LA; grandchildren, Becky Cassell , Jody Cassell, Jennifer O’Hara, Crystal Johnston, Justin Cassell, Jordan Pyle and Jared Pyle; and great grandchildren, Gregory Johnson, Devin Cassell, Graham Palmer, Madison O’Hara, Jaxson O’Hara, Braydon O’Hara, Kendall Johnston, Libby Johnston, Sadie Johnston, Hayden Cassell, and Cheyenne Cassell. Funeral services for Linda will be 2:00PM Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Cullendale First Baptist Church with burial in Bell Chapel Cemetery. Dr. Wade Totty will officiate the services. Visitation will be 5:00 PM to 8:00PM Tuesday at Proctor Funeral Home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to a Memory fund at Cullendale First Baptist Church Camden Arkansas. 

Margaret Ellen Berg Nee McHenry
Margaret Ellen Berg, née McHenry, died suddenly in her Camden home last week. Born in Norphlet in 1939, Margaret moved with her family to California when she was 11, and she graduated from Long Beach High School in 1957 before returning to Arkansas for college. One of the overriding themes of her life was education, and though she attended multiple universities, she was awarded her BA in Spanish with a minor in music at the University of Arkansas in 1962 and went on to earn a master’s degree in elementary education in 1971 at Fayetteville as well. During her child-rearing years, she and her husband traveled widely to teach school in Venezuela, Canada, Mexico, Alaska and California. Back in the Land of Opportunity, she taught high school in Lonoke, Gentry, Russellville, and Camden, plus college classes at the University of Arkansas and for 15 years at Southern Arkansas University in Camden – for a total of 53 years in the profession, teaching elementary, Spanish, music and writing. For the last 25 years of her life, she lived and worked in Camden, where aside from her teaching she played the piano and keyboard for several local churches, provided simultaneous translation services for the Hispanic community and published award-winning poetry. Margaret was an avid quilter and proud member of the Ouachita Quilters Guild. She was a longtime member of Victory Church, the Lions Club and the Thursday Musicale. She is survived by two sons, Paul Collar and Karl Kahler, five grandchildren and one sister, as well as her beloved cats Rachel and Benjamin. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 30th, at 11 a.m. at Victory Church in Camden. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your local SPCA.

Denise Elaine Eiland Guess
Denise Elaine Eiland Guess, 53, of Chidester, AR moved on to her Heavenly Mansion, surrounded by her family, her cookbooks and her close friends, on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at her beloved home at Red Hill. She did so, very reluctantly. Denise spent many years working with the public in Banking. She was currently employed at her most favorite job, working for National Technical Systems. 
She is survived by her husband, John; her daughters, Cherika Robertson and husband, Scotty; and Cherity Godwin and husband, Matthew; her mother, Jean Horn; brother, Denny Eiland; sister, Theresa Perry and husband, Mark; nephews, Jake Perry and Josh Guess and wife, Terri; her most special precious grandson, Harper Kyle Robertson; and her brother-in-law, Jerry Guess and wife, Rita along with a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and untold friends. She was preceded in death by her nephew, Jamie Perry; her Nana, Carlene White; and her father, Rufus Eiland. Denise was a member of Cullendale First Baptist church most of her life, until she moved to Chidester where she worshiped at Red Hill Methodist Church. The family wants to convey to the "Prayer for Denise Guess" team that we felt every prayer, appreciate every act of kindness, food, cards, money and love. Thank you. The family would like to thank Dr. Braden, Dr. Goss, Julie, Ms. Alice, Emily, Sharry and all of the Hospice Team for their wonderful care and love throughout our difficult time. Also, many thanks to Pam Womack, Pam Johnston, Lou Ann Hooker, Freddie Richardson and Han Nguyen for their constant love and encouragement. And a very special thanks to Karen Bailey, without her we couldn't have made it. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Cullendale First Baptist Church, Red Hill Methodist Church, or the local Relay For Life Camden Chapter. Services will by Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Cullendale First Baptist Church. Visitation will be at the church from 12:00 noon till 2:00 PM. Memorial service will begin at 2:00 PM.
 

Helen Marie Torrence
Ms. Helen Marie Torrence, 74 of Camden, AR passed away on Tuesday May 19, 2015 at Ouachita County Medical Center. 
Ms. Helen Torrence was preceded in death by her parents John and Louanna Madison. She leaves to cherish her loving memories to her son Gregory Smith of Camden, AR; nine step-children, one godson, 50 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 6 great great-grandchildren. Funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday May 27, 2015 at Shiloh MBC. Interment will be held in Eternal Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 26, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Linda Jane Williams Cassell
Linda Jane Williams Cassell was born in Tinsman, Arkansas July 5, 1936 to Henry Truman Williams and Nellie Williams. Linda passed away at North Louisiana Specialty Hospital North Louisiana in Ruston, Louisiana with family at her side. Linda was an Administrative Assistant, a home maker and a member of Cullendale First Baptist Church in Camden Arkansas. A special and loving mother, grandmother and friend that will be dearly missed. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Lloyd Cassell; and siblings, Ralph Williams, Paul Williams, Betty Garner, Sue Arnold, Martha Waggon, Robert Williams, Mildred Williams, Lamar Williams and Syble Turner. She is survived by her children, Jimmy Jerome Cassell of Houston, Jeffrey Lynn Cassell, of Camden and Julie Michelle Pyle of Ruston LA; grandchildren, Becky Cassell , Jody Cassell, Jennifer O Hara, Crystal Johnson, Justin Cassell, Jordan Pyle and Jared Pyle; and great grandchildren, Gregory Johnson, Devin Cassell Graham Palmer, Madison O’Hara, Jackson O’Hara, Braydon O’Hara, Kendall Johnson, Libby Johnson and Hayden Johnson. Funeral services for Linda will be 2:00PM Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Cullendale First Baptist Church with burial in Bell Chapel Cemetery. Dr. Wade Totty will officiate the services. Visitation will be 5:00 PM to 8:00PM Tuesday at Proctor Funeral Home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to a Memory fund at Cullendale First Baptist Church Camden Arkansas. To sign the online guest register, visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com

Karen Ann Daugherty
Karen Ann Daugherty, 59 of Fordyce, went to be with her Lord Wednesday, May 20, 2015. She was born March 7, 1956 in Camden, Arkansas to the late John W. and Donna M. Pennington Reynolds. 
She graduated from Bearden High School in 1974 and was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Jacinto. She loved being a mother, wife, homemaker, and was proud to be called a Red Hat Lady. She loved cooking, reading, painting, and her hats. She is survived by her husband John T. Daugherty of Fordyce; her son John S. Daugherty and wife Marsha of Natchitoches, Louisiana; three grandchildren: Grace AnnSanders, Slade Sanders, and Crislee Ann Daugherty all of Natchitoches; her aunt Geneva Jones of California; many other aunts, uncles, and cousins; her brother Mike Reynolds and wife Suzanne of Holly Springs; and a niece Megan Launius. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6PM until 8PM at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services are 2PM Saturday at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Earnest Cemetery. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. 

Lena Mae Dilworth
Ms. Lena Mae Dilworth, 73 of Camden, AR passed away on Sunday May 17, 2015 in El Dorado, AR. 
She was preceded in death by her parents Chester and Fannie Pace. Ms. Lena Mae Dilworth leaves to cherish her loving memories to her children Charles Dilworth, JR, Michael Dilworth, Debra Pace, Sherry Dilworth, and Willie Mae Jones all of Camden, AR; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday May 23, 2015 at Greater St. Paul MBC. Interment will be held in Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday May 22, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Franklin Stanley 
Franklin Stanley age 74, of Hermitage, AR died Monday, May 18th at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was born October 20th, 1940 in Bradley County, AR a son of the late Grady Stanley and Ruth Colvin Stanley. He was a farmer and worked in forestry, a member of the Moro Bay Baptist Church and a graduate of the Hermitage Public School system. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved playing music with his friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Sherry Layne Stanley, brothers Durell Stanley and Kenneth Stanley. Sisters Mayselle Rainey, Ethel Pope and Lenora Castellow. Surviving is his wife Kathy Whitehead Stanley, Hermitage, AR. A son Kerry Stanley, Hermitage, AR. A brother Ray Stanley and spouse Evanelle, Hot Springs, AR. 5 grandchildren Leslie Huitt and spouse Matt, Brandon Stanley, April Bagley and spouse John, Chad Stanley and spouse Leslie and Travis Stanley. 14 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services 10:00AM Friday, May 22nd at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Union Hill Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Thursday, May 21st at Frazer’s.

Dorothy Marie Simmons Doggett
Dorothy Marie Simmons Doggett age 93, of Prattville, Alabama formerly of Warren, AR died Monday, May 18th at her home. She was born October 10th, 1921 in Cleveland County, AR, a daughter of the late Joseph Edward Simmons and Callie Rosetta Williams Simmons. She was a homemaker, a Free Will Baptist and loved to be with her kids and grandkids. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Elder Doggett, whom she married October 9th, 1937 and he died July 30th, 1980. Also proceeding her were brothers Lester Simmons, Herbert Simmons and Sisters, Erla Faulkner, Lois Carmicle and Edna Ashcraft. Survivors include a son Ken Doggett and spouse JoAnn, Batesville, AR and 2 daughters Linda Harvey and spouse George, Phoenix, AZ and Lisa Young and spouse Mike, Prattville, Ala. 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren 1 great-great grandchild. Funeral services 4:00PM Friday May 22nd at Pleasant Valley Church. Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 2:30PM till service time Friday, May 22nd at Pleasant Valley Church.

Candace Rena Quarles
Candace Rena Quarles, 19, of Bearden went to be with her heavenly father on Monday, May 11, 2015. She was born July 10, 1995 in Camden, Arkansas. She is survived by a precious five month old daughter Kambria Renee Hopkins; a special love in her life and father of her daughter, Brent Hopkins; her parents, Bobby and Katherine Quarles; brothers, Brian Buehler and wife Samantha, Bobby Allen Quarles, Aaron Pennington, Cody Pennington; sister, Brandy Schrab and husband Aaron; grandparents, John and Carolyn Rhodes; aunts, Kathy Hayes, Linda Harper, Kay Butler and husband Scotty, Karen Rhodes and husband Greg, Kim Rhodes, Lynn Tidwell; eight nephews and four nieces. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Troy and Dorothy Quarles; uncle, Kenneth Quarles and aunt, Margaret Quarles Wages. Visitation will be Thursday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Bearden. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Friday at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce with Rev. Chris Morgan and Rev. Jody Tillery officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery in Bearden. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

Kenny Bob Jones
Funeral service 2:00 PM Thursday May 14th at Frazer's. Kenny Bob Jones, age 54 of Warren, AR died Saturday, May 9th at the Bradley County Medical Center. He was born November 11th, 1960 in Warren, AR, a son of the late Louis Wilson Jones Jr. and Billie Katherine Curry Jones. He was employed with United Parcel Service with 27 years of service in aircraft maintance and a UPS teamster’s union member local #2727, a Baptist and a graduate of the Warren Public Schools class of 1979 and a graduate of the Southern Arkansas University in Camden Class of 1981. He had a love and interest for Crapshooter Drag Boat Racing, he was the pubic relations officer and head crew member for the team, he had a faithful companion named Gizmo and he was also preceded in death by a former spouse Donna Elizabeth Jones. Surviving is a son, Mathew H. Jones, Jersey, AR and daughters, Jessica Jones, Warren, AR and Lauryn Jones of Texas. 2 grandchildren Kaiser Jones and Karter Jones Young. Burial in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6PM till 8PM Wednesday, May 13th at Frazer’s Funeral Home.

Lois Ann Raines
Lois Ann Raines, age 69, of Warren, AR, died Saturday May 9, at Highland Nursing Home in Heber Springs, AR. Born May 8, 1946 in Warren, AR, a daughter of the late Tony M Raines and Hazel York Raines she was a retired school teacher and member of First Baptist Church. Survivors are 4 brothers James Ray Raines and spouse Ann, North Little Rock, AR, Marlin Raines and spouse Donna, Warren, AR, Wayne Raines and spouse Shirley, Springhill, LA, Daniel Raines and spouse Teddie Faye, Russellville, AR. 1 sister Ellen Courtney and spouse Jim, Greenbriar, AR. Sister in law Audrey Raines, Bee Branch. A brother Carthel Raines preceded her in death. Funeral services 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May 13, Frazer’s Chapel. Burial Union Hill Cemetery at Ingalls by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 1:00 p.m. until service time Wednesday May 13, at Frazer’s.

Michael D. Williford
Michael D. Williford, 51, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015. Michael was much loved by his family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Roberta Peas. 
He is survived by his wife, Marla Williford; his stepson, David Garcia and his wife, Tina; four granddaughters, Dallas Garcia, Madison Garcia, Ava Garcia and Haylie Magby; his father, Ike Williford; his stepmother, Ruth Ann Williford; a brother, Steve Williford and his wife, Diana; two nephews, Alex Williford and Shawn Boden; two nieces, Dana Knox and her husband, Justin and Danielle McDowell and her husband, Dan; a brother-in-law, David Boden; a sister-in-law, Marsha Seals and her boyfriend, Darick Laapagard; his mother-in-law, Eileen Boden and several great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A graveside service will be held 1:00 Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Bell Chapel Cemetery with Larry Goza officiating.

Mary Joyce Gwin
Mary Joyce Gwin, 83, of Fordyce died Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. She was born November 11, 1931 in Ingalls, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Hill Baptist Church in Hermitage and she also attended Bucksnort Baptist Church in Fordyce. She is preceded in death by her parents Lonzo and Maudell Willis Vickers; brother, Jerry Vickers; and one sister, Shirley Givens. She is survived by her husband Robert S. Gwin of Fordyce; two sons, Larry Kinard and Scott Kinard both of Crossett; five step daughters, Robbi Cash, Melanie Foremen, Meri Jeneen Olivier and Kim Gwin all of Lafayette, LA and Tina Gwin of Austin, TX; twelve grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday at Stoney Point Cemetery in Fordyce with Rev. Howard Thompson officiating. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.
 
Betty R. Morrison
Betty R. Morrison, 85 of Camden, AR passed away Thursday, May 07, 2015 at Longmeadow Nursing Home. She was born February 04, 1930 to Clyde and Vera Reese Ferrell Riggs in Holly Springs, AR. She was a member of Cullendale Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Vera Riggs; her husband, Bobby Morrison; and her sister, Francis Mitchell. She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Langley and husband, Mike, Libby Morrison and Ashleigh Gregory and husband, Nathan; grandsons, Chris Langley and Eli Gregory; and granddaughters, Abigail Morrison and Hayley Smith all of Camden, AR; her sisters, Sandra Ferrell Smith and husband, Jimmy of Hampton, AR; and Tommye Adams of Germantown, TN. Funeral services for Mrs. Morrison will be 2:00PM Monday at Cullendale Assembly of God Church with burial in Bethesda Cemetery. Reverend Doug McClure will officiate the service. Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 
John William Brown
John William Brown, 68 of Camden, AR passed away Thursday, May 07, 2015 at his home. He was born February 15, 1947 in Dayton, OH to Jerry Dennis and Lula Mae Elkins Brown. He was an Army veteran and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, June Brown; sons, John Brown and wife, Jamie and Cory Brown and wife, Leona all of Camden, AR and Joe Stead and wife, Sandy of Hot Springs, AR; daughters, Lisa Poindexter and Sandi Baker and husband, Steve all of Camden, AR; nineteen grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 2:00PM Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home. Brother Don Phillips will officiate the service. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 
James Henry Eugene Massey
James Henry Eugene Massey of Camden, AR went home to be with his Lord on Friday, May 8, 2015. He was born on January 11, 1933 in Locust Bayou, AR. He was a devoted family man who loved nothing more than to be surrounded by the ones he loved. He loved the outdoors and taught his children to love it as well. He was a man of God and a member of Frenchport Community Church where he had served as a deacon. He served in the Arkansas Army National Guard as a young man. He attended school at Harmony Grove where he excelled in track and basketball. He was retired from International Paper Co. after forty four years of service. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mamie Massey and a sister, Lillie Erber. He is survived by his high school sweetheart, his wife of 64 years, Mary Louise Massey whom he lovingly called his “Weesie”; four children, Richard Massey and wife Daisy, Carolyn Swaty and husband Mike, Debbie Jones and husband Steve, and Mike Massey and wife Gail all of Camden. He had thirteen grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren, and two brothers David Massey and Bobby Massey also of Camden. Funeral services for Mr. Massey will be 10:00AM Monday at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Horeb Cemetery. Terry Walthall and Mike Kinley will officiate the services. Visitation will be Sunday 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. 

Lovie Butler
Ms. Lovie Butler, 65 of Strong, AR passed away on Tuesday May 5, 2015 in Eldorado, AR. 
Ms. Lovie Butler was preceded in death by her father Vanger Lee Rogers, SR She leaves to cherish her loving memories to her children Stephanie Bulter Turner Butler of Strong, AR, Rodney Butler of Los Angeles, CA, and Steven Butler of Mansfield, TX; mother Corine Rogers of Strong, AR; sisters Cora Morgan of Strong, AR and Shirley Beard of Clarksville, TN; brothers Eddie Rogers of Strong, AR, Robert Rogers of Nashville, TN, Jerry Rogers of Crossett, AR, Wendell Rogers of Pine Bluff, AR, Patrick Rogers of Eldorado, AR; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday May 9, 2015 at Curry Chapel AME in Strong, AR with Dr. B.R. Reddick officiating. Interment will be held in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service on Saturday May 9, 2015 at Curry Chapel AME.

Mary Varnice Johnson
Mary Varnice Johnson age 84, of Hermitage, AR died Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at the Medical Center of South AR in El Dorado. AR. She was born December 16th, 1930 in Vick, AR a daughter of the late Claude Smith and Jewell Sharp Smith. She was a retired employee with Armstrong hardwood flooring and a housewife. She was a member of the Marsden Baptist Church and a 1950 graduate of the Hermitage Public School System and the widow of Gorman Lamar Johnson who died April 2, 2011. Survivors are 2 daughters Becky Johnson, Hermitage, AR, Pam Johnson, El Dorado, AR. 2 sisters Peggy Abernathy and spouse Bill; Betty Miller all of El Dorado, AR. 1 grandchild Tara Johnson, Shreveport, LA. Brothers Billy Joe Smith and Ronald Smith also preceded her in death. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Friday May 8, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Billy Reed and Rev. Hugh Nelson officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Marsden Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Randy York, Ricky Roper, Scott Richardson, Steve Richardson, Bob Cook and Hugh Allen Beasley. Honorary pallbearers were Kelly Cook, Dr. H.L. Frisby, Curtis Blankinship, Jr., Dr. Kerry Pennington and members of Eagle Lake Crossroads Baptist Church.

John William Brown
John William Brown, 68 of Camden, AR passed away Thursday, May 07, 2015 at his home. He was born February 15, 1947 in Dayton, OH to Jerry Dennis and Lula Mae Elkins Brown. He was an Army veteran and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, June Brown; sons, John Brown and wife, Jamie and Cory Brown and wife, Leona all of Camden, AR and Joe Stead and wife, Sandy of Hot Springs, AR; daughters, Lisa Poindexter and Sandi Baker and husband, Steve all of Camden, AR; nineteen grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 2:00PM Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home. Brother Don Phillips will officiate the service. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Henry Eugene Massey
James Henry Eugene Massey of Camden, AR went home to be with his Lord on Friday, May 8, 2015. He was born on January 11, 1933 in Locust Bayou, AR. He was a devoted family man who loved nothing more than to be surrounded by the ones he loved. He loved the outdoors and taught his children to love it as well. He was a man of God and a member of Frenchport Community Church where he had served as a deacon. He served in the Arkansas Army National Guard as a young man. He attended school at Harmony Grove where he excelled in track and basketball. He was retired from International Paper Co. after forty four years of service. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mamie Massey and a sister, Lillie Erber. He is survived by his high school sweetheart, his wife of 64 years, Mary Louise Massey whom he lovingly called his “Weesie”; four children, Richard Massey and wife Daisy, Carolyn Swaty and husband Mike, Debbie Jones and husband Steve, and Mike Massey and wife Gail all of Camden. He had thirteen grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren, and two brothers David Massey and Bobby Massey also of Camden. Funeral services for Mr. Massey will be 10:00AM Monday at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Horeb Cemetery. Terry Walthall and Mike Kinley will officiate the services. Visitation will be Sunday 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Camille Stege
Ruth Camille Stege, age 89, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, went home to be with her Lord at the Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Hot Springs Village, on Saturday, May 2. She was born December 7, 1925, in Granite City, Illinois, to the late D.O. and Ruth Maxwell Pierce. She was a graduate of Southwest High School in St. Louis, Missouri. She married Earl F. Stege April 27, 1946, in St. Louis. He preceded her in death on October 2, 2009. Camille was a homemaker and was employed for several years in the credit department of Sears Roebuck in San Antonio, TX. At the time of her passing, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Warren. She had also been an active member of churches in St. Louis, San Antonio, Falls Church, VA, Indianapolis, IN, and Lubbock, TX, teaching Sunday School for over 60 years, singing in choirs, and actively participating in and leading the Woman’s Missionary Union. In addition, Camille served as a staff member of several churches. She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Stanley, and husband, Greg, of Hot Springs Village, AR; a son, Stephen Stege, and wife, Rhonda, of Dallas, TX; five grandchildren, Sarah Stanley Henry (Patrick) of Little Rock; Christopher Stege (Kelly) of Cedar Park, TX; David Stanley of Arkadelphia, AR; Ryan Stege (Brooke) of Prosper, TX; and Jonathan Stege of Austin, TX; four great-grandchildren, John Maxwell and Molly Mathis Henry of Little Rock; Kathryn Camille Stege of Prosper, and Stella Noel Stege of Cedar Park, TX; and one sister, Virginia Lawrence of Richmond Hill, GA. Graveside service 2:00 p.m. Thursday May 7, at Oakland Cemetery in Warren, AR by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 12:30 p.m. until service time Thursday May 7, at Frazer’s. Memorials may be made to the building fund of Coronado Baptist Church, 91 Coronado Dr., Hot Springs Village, AR 71909 or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Caleb Fuentes
Caleb Fuentes was in an ATV accident Thursday, April 30, 2015. Our loving Caleb was only 8 years old when the Lord called him to take his rightful place beside him on that glorious throne. Caleb has given us comfort in knowing he's in the loving arms of his everlasting Father. Caleb was a 1st grader at Harmony Grove Elementary and was a member of Harmony Grove Missionary Baptist Church. 
Caleb is survived by his loving mommy and best friend, Christy Pennington; and his daddy, J. R. Pennington; brother, "Bubbie" Hunter Trejo; sister, "Sissy" Sydny Trejo; nephew, "Bubba" Brantley O'Neal; grandparents, Mike Dodson, Adolfo Torres, and Johnny Pennington; one grandmother, Cynthia Schellette; one great pawpaw, Joe Dodson; two uncles, David Torres and wife and family; Aaron Dodson and wife and family; and numerous other aunt and uncles and cousins. Caleb was preceded in death by a grandmother, Tammy Dodson; and great grandmothers, Faye Dodson and Elizabeth Toots Harris. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday at Harmony Grove Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Rev. Shane Briscoe will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

Bert Greer
Bert Greer, age 74, of Hermitage, AR, died Wednesday April 29, at John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado, AR. Born April 26, 1941 in Kings Mountain, KY, a son of the late George Albert Greer and Rosetta Pullum Greer he was a retired logger. Survivors are 2 sons Eric Greer and spouse Laura, Warren, AR, and Wayne Greer of Kentucky. 1 daughter Tammy Lane of Kentucky. 2 brothers Herman Greer and Marvin Greer both of Kentucky. 2 sisters Gladys Clarkson and Lorain Napier both of Kentucky. 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Ethel Irene. Graveside service 2:00 p.m. Monday May 4, at Marsden Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday May 3, at Frazer’s.

Donny Chris Walker 
Donny Chris Walker age 62, of Hermitage, AR died Monday April 27th at the Baptist Hospital, Little Rock, AR. He was born January 7th, 1953 in Osceola, AR; a son of the late Bobby Walker and Virginia Howell Walker. He was a retired principal and teacher with the Hermitage Public Schools for 22 plus years, teaching grades K thru 12 and then in administration. He was a member of the Church of Christ, a graduate of the Osceola Public Schools and earned his Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He was also preceded in death by a brother Billy Walker. Surviving is his wife Bonnie Winters Walker, whom he married April 20, 1982. 2 sons, Brian Gregory and spouse Staci, Hermitage, AR and Kelly Gregory and spouse Jennifer, Cabot, AR. A brother Johnny Walker, Osceola, AR; and 2 sisters Sherry Perkins and Crystal Hudson both of Osceola, AR. 4 grandchildren Reagan Gregory, Brett Gregory, Max Gregory and Mason Gregory. Funeral services 10:00AM Saturday, May 2nd at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Holly Springs Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6PM till 8PM Friday, May 1st at Frazer’s.

Clara Mae Harrod York
Clara Mae Harrod York, age 91, of Clarendon, AR, died Wednesday April 29, at her home. Born October 14, 1923 at Ingalls, AR, a daughter of the late Simmie Edward Harrod and Hattie Rabun Harrod she was a homemaker, member of Clarendon Missionary Baptist Church and the widow of Joseph Nelson York who died April 19, 2002. They were united in marriage August 1, 1942. Survivors are 2 sons Joseph E. York, Roe, AR, Earnest R. York, Trinity, TX. 1 daughter Ann Hall, Ridgeland, MS. 1 brother Rudolph Harrod, Emmett, AR. 2 sisters Lorene Vail, Little Rock, AR, Patricia Mayfield, Cabot, AR. 4 grandchildren Shane York, Christie York, Tammy Schlotzhauer, Billy Hall, Jr. 7 great-grandchildren. Also, preceding her in death were brothers; George Harrod, Narvill Harrod; sisters Lucille Hicks, Alice Mulligan, Louise Doggett. Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 2, at Union Hill Baptist Church in Ingalls, AR. Burial Union Hill Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday May 1, at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred Bradley County Veterans Museum or Clarendon Missionary Baptist Church.

Gerald Kenneth Nutt
Gerald Kenneth Nutt, 81, of Fordyce died Monday April 27, 2015 at his home. Born August 20, 1933 at Tinsman, he was the son of the late Blan Sidney Nutt and Treasy Gardner Nutt. He was a member at First Baptist Church of Fordyce where he was an Honor Life Deacon. He worked as a logging contractor for sixty two years and was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Melissa Ann Nutt. He is survived by his son, Tony Nutt and wife Hettie of Fordyce; grandchildren, Kristen Brandon and husband Brady of Arkadelphia, Lance Nutt and wife Tiffany of Maumelle; great grandchild, Lucy Kate Brandon; two sisters, Wanda Martin of Harrell, Margie Short of Monroe, LA; brother-in-law, Robert Gray and wife Marietta of Fordyce; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Fordyce with Rev. Rusty Ross and Rev. Jeremy Horton officiating. Memorials may be made to Earnest Cemetery or the Gideons . Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. 

Julia S. Langley
Julia S. Langley, 91 of Camden, AR passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Pine Hills Health and Rehab. She was born December 16, 1923 to Joseph Franklin and Mollie Ann Hughes Smith in Hot Springs, AR. She was a member of Cullendale First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph F. and Mollie Smith; husband of 70 years, Kinton J. Langley; brother, Leo E. Smith; sister-in-laws, Dorothy Smith, Mary Langley and Mary Belle Halpain; brother-in-law, Joe Halpin. She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Neely and husband, David of Camden, AR and Suzanne Cochran and husband, Mike of Bagdad, AZ; brother and sister-in-law, George and Faye Langley of Seale, AL; brother-in-law, M. Thomas Langley of Salem, AL; sister-in-law, Lillie Linkous of Camden, AR; grandsons, Stephen Cochran of Tucson, AZ and Robert Neely of Camden, AR; granddaughter, Lydia Cochran of Houston, TX; great grandson, Nathanael Bates of Norphlet, AR; and a host of nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, May 02, 2015 at Bethesda Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday at funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Acts Church Building Fund, 170 Columbia 66, Stephens, AR 71764.

Opal Hesterly Cowling
Opal Hesterly Cowling died April 28, 2015. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Elizabeth and Sam Hesterly; a brother, Harrel Hesterly of Camden, AR; a sister, Nettie Lea Avant of Camden, AR; and three husbands, Jesse Lee of Chidester, AR, Lee Burleson of Bearden, AR and Jim Cowling of Bearden, AR. Mrs. Cowling is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Camden First United Methodist Church. 
Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Chidester Cemetery.

Georgia Mae Pennington Ray
Georgia Mae "Mamaw" Pennington Ray, 90, of Bearden died Sunday, April 26, 2015 at St. John's Place in Fordyce. She was born November 13, 1924 in Holly Springs, Arkansas. She was a member of Bearden Missionary Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents George Pennington and Annie Mae Cathey Pennington; husband, Emmett Ray; grandson, Johnny Evans; four brothers, Watson, Herbert, John and Clyde Pennington; and one sister, Mary Ellen McAlister. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Brenda Clowers of Bearden, Roy E. Jr and Debbie L. Rayof El Dorado; one daughter, Debbie Holmes of Minden, LA; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Bearden. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday at Holly Springs Baptist Church with Rev. David Dillard and Rev. Jerry Arnold officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce/Bearden. 

Janet Annette Stephens
Ms. Janet Annette Stephens, 51 of Camden, AR passed away on Friday April 17, 2015 in Camden, AR. 
Ms. Janet Stephens was preceded in death by her parents Horace Green, SR and Zet Stephens. Ms. Janet Stephens leaves to cherish her loving memories to her children LaTarsha Stephens, Shamekia Stephens, Jerica Stephens, and Jerry Stephens all of Camden, AR; brothers Ivory Hearn and Fredrick Stephens both of Camden, AR; sisters Rosie Cross, Flora Wesley, and Vickie Easter all of Camden, AR, Lorene Birgance of Gurdon, AR and Marketa Stephens of Ervin, TX; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 25, 2015 at New Mt. Hebron MBC. Interment will be held in Good Hope Cemetery in Stephens, AR. Visitation will be held on Friday April 24, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Barbara Ann Stitt Tatum
The beautiful and sweet life of Barbara Ann Stitt Tatum came to a close on Thursday April 23, 2015. At her passing she was surrounded by her children, grandchildren and the familiar voices that she had never forgotten. For 57 years Barbara Ann lived her life in contentment, peace and love. She dealt with bad days, obstacles, ups and downs with courage knowing that behind every dark cloud lies a silver lining. 
Barbara was born on September 20, 1957, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas to the union of Leroy and Hattie Mae Smith Stitt. She grew up in a home filled with an abundance of love, laughter and good times. Coming from a very large family of sisters and brothers she really didn’t need a lot of friends, but she always possessed a warm and friendly spirit. “Barbara Ann” as she was commonly known joined church at an early age and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was a 1976 graduate of Arkadelphia Sr. High School. It was there she made lasting bonds and excelled as a student. Shortly after her gradation she moved Michigan and attended Beauty College. She wanted to be a cosmetologist or as she would put it “fix hair”. She later moved back to Arkansas and continued in her studies and later received her cosmetology license. She took great pride in this accomplishment and would jokingly fuss often at her sisters for always wanting the latest styles or a jerry curl every other week. She grew up to be a fun-loving and nurturing young lady who loved children. She met and married Leslie Tatum. This union produced two healthy children, DeShane and Enjola. Her children were her pride and joy. She believed in getting an education and instilled in her children the value of hard work. Her home was a place of love and welcome. Barbara Ann was a former employee of Pactiv in Malvern and united with First Missionary Baptist Church, Rockport under the leadership of Rev. J. N. McCollum. She would often attend First Baptist Church, Vine. She would witness where she could, when she could.

After the passing of her beloved mother Hattie Mae, Barbara took the reigns as commander in chief of the family. The strength she inherited from her mother enabled her to be a supportive figure in the lives of many. Barbara Ann was an outstanding cook and was a no-non-sense woman. She enjoyed the simple things life offered and the nicer things, as well, from time to time. Her smile, hearty laugh and warm embrace will be missed, but never forgotten. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Curry and Dorothy Beaver; and her brothers, Robert Stitt, Charlie Stitt, Joe Stitt, Charles Page and Essie “Dock” Page. Because love is greater than death her memories will live forever in the hearts of her husband, Leslie Tatum of Malvern, AR; her children, DeShane M. Tatum of Benton, AR and Enjola K. Tatum (Jermaine Snulligan) of Benton, AR; her grandchildren, Jeremiah Snulligan, Kenyon Snulligan, Jaleel Snulligan and Simone Snulligan all of Benton, AR; her sisters, Alfreda (Rudolph) Mays-Garland of Arkadelphia, Jennifer Hendrix of Benton, AR, Kimberly Hendrix of Arkadelphia, LaTreka Stitt of Hot Springs, Kristi (Fabian) Newborn of Sherwood, AR; her brothers, Charles Neal Stitt of Dallas, TX, Leo (Vicki) Hendrix of Arkadelphia and LaTraze Stitt of Arkadelphia, AR; her god-sister, Gloria (Gill) Gilstrap of St. Louis, MO; an aunt, Lucille Smith of Mt. Pine, AR; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Stitt of Ypsilanti, MI, and Gisela Stitt of Koblenz, Germany; her best friends “ace boon-coons” Ethel Pride of Little Rock, AR, Diana Carey of Olathe, KS and Vivian Bush of LaGrange, OH and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, numerous friends and acquaintances. A home going celebration is planned for 1pm on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Greater Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Rev Chet Hart, pastor of First Baptist Vine in Malvern will officiate and burial will follow at Helms Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon until 7pm on Friday, May 1, 2015 and the family will receive friends from 6-7pm

Mary Nell Burt
Mary Nell Burt, age 81, of Warren, AR, went to be with the Lord, Sunday April 26. Born October 9, 1933 in Warren, AR, a daughter of the late Harry Gracell Hogue and Princella Rauls Hogue, she was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse for Dr. George F. Wynne, M.D. and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Warren, AR. Mary Nell was the widow of Franklin Burt who died August 3, 2013. They were united in marriage November 14, 1953. Also, preceding her in death was a son Mark Randal Burt; a granddaughter Amanda Gayle Woodard; and a sister Glenda Carolyn Griffin. Survivors are one daughter Gina Woodard and spouse Petie, Warren, AR. Four grandchildren Maribeth Gambill and spouse Richard, Perryville, AR, Burt Woodard and spouse Justin, Warren, AR, Randy Burt and spouse Stacia, Conway, AR, Emily Vickers and spouse Ethan, Warren, AR. Six great-grandchildren Will, Reed, Luci, Gabi, Bentley, Sophie. Graveside service 2:00 p.m. Tuesday April 28, at Wiloughby Cemetery. Visitation 12:00 p.m. until service time at First Freewill Baptist Church in Warren, AR. Memorials preferred to First Freewill Baptist Church, 1007 E. Church St., Warren, AR. 71671.

Peggy Lenell Towery
Peggy Lenell Towery, 86 of Warren, died Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Pine Bluff. She was born March 1, 1929 in Warren, Arkansas to the late Sid and Eula Balentine Harrelson. She was preceded in death by her husband Bobby Lee Towery. 
She is survived by her son Preston Towery of Mountain Home; her daughter Linda Fox of Buchanan, Michigan; her sister Virginia Hillman of Vilonia; three grandchildren, Steve Towery and Laura Roberts both of Mountain Home, and Chris Pearson of Western Grove; and 5 great grandchildren. Visitation is Tuesday, 6PM until 8PM, at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 2PM Wednesday at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial at Oakland Cemetery in Warren. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. 

Emmett P. Pate
Emmett P. Pate 88, of Camden, AR succumbed to the ravages of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease Saturday, April 25, 2015. The son of Florence Evans and Chester Pate was born in Sarasota, FL. The family moved to South Arkansas and settled in Dallas County near Sparkman where Emmett and his sister Thelma attended school. 
One of his classmates was Callie Jeffers, whom he married in 1944, beginning a marriage that lasted 71 years until his death. He had a career at International Paper Company for 39 years. Emmett is preceded in death by his parents, sister Thelma and husband, Louis Butler, sisters in law Sue White and Lena Riggs. He is survived by his wife, Callie Jeffers Pate; sisters-in-law, Fann Woodward of Little Rock, AR; Minnie Ward; Bernice Forcht; brother Jimmy Jeffers and wife, Josselyn of Camden, AR; and a host of nieces and nephews. A Veteran of World War II, he served in the Army and was a member of American Legions, VFW, Masonic Lodge, Believers Church where he was Loyal and Supportive. Emmett enjoyed wood working, bird hunting, fishing and RV camping. One of his specialties was creating table top railroad systems which were works of art. Emmett was talented in many areas, always meticulous in his work. Funeral service will be held at Proctor Funeral Home 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 28, 2015 with visitation from 1-2 PM before the service. Burial will follow in Sardis Cemetery near Sparkman, AR with Reverend Brian Bohrer officiating the services. Pallbearers will be Mike Jeffers, Josh Jeffers, Justin Jeffers, Ronnie Hogg, Nathan Tuberville, Shawn Fiebelkorn, and Mike Hutchenson. Memorials may be made to Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice, or a charity of choice. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eunice Turner Parrott
Eunice Turner Parrott age 88 of Warren, AR died Wednesday, April 15th at the Chapel Woods Nursing Home. She was born May 15th, 1926 in Utica, Miss; a daughter of the late Elmer T. Turner and Myrtle A Lewis Turner. She was a sales clerk for Ashcraft Dry Goods for over 30 years, a member of First Assembly of God Church and the widow of Milton Parrott whom she married April 24, 1943 in McGehee, AR and he died January 3rd 2010, she was also preceded in death by her son in law Donny Hollingsworth, brothers Joe Turner and John Turner and a sister Margaret York and a ½ sister Willie Graves. Survivors include 2 daughters, Linda Hollingsworth, Warren, AR; and Diana Hoppers and spouse Phillip, Pine Bluff, AR. A brother Jacob Turner, Naples, FL. 2 sisters Marie Skowronski, Little Rock, AR. and Ruby Holland, Benton, AR. 4 grandchildren, Donald Hollingsworth and spouse Paula, Thomas Hollingsworth, David Hoppers and Todd Hoppers and spouse Kimberly. 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was 10:00AM Saturday, April 18th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Jim Bales officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist and soloist was Mary Fierce. Burial was in Union Cemetery at Rye by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Don Hollingsworth, Justin Hollingsworth, Sam Hollingsworth, David Hoppers, Phillip Hoppers, Thomas Harold “Bubba” York and Duane Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Buddy Smith, Thomas Hollingsworth, Todd Hoppers, R.P. Outlaw, W.T. Outlaw, Dale Wolfe, James Tillman, Ralph Reep, Larry Reppond, Doyle Gill, Lloyd Corker, Jack Gambill, Stan Sharp, John Skowronski, Dr. Dichelle George and Larry Mann. Memorials preferred The First Assembly of God Church.

Margaret Marion Benton
Margaret Marion Benton of Reader, AR passed away Sunday, April 19th, 2015 in Camden. She was born July 1, 1930 to James Lewis and Myrtie Margaret Purifoy Benton. She worked at R. L. Summers and Doyne Hunnicutt Buick car dealerships and retired from Country Discount. She never missed a day of work in 43 years. Ms. Benton was a graduate of Chidester High School, was of the Methodist faith, and loved to crochet for hr family and friends. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, James Lewis and and Myrtie Margaret Purifoy Benton; brothers, William L. (Pete) Benton, Archie B. Benton and his wife, Naomi Adams Benton, James Edward Benton, and Paul Simeon Benton; a sister, Emily Benton Thomason and her husband, James Thomason; and nephews, William, Terry Benton and James Louis Benton. Ms. Benton is survived by her sister, Lenore (Pudden) Benton and her husband, Jimmy Shirey of Eunice, LA; sisters-in-law Mary Nell Benton and Helen Benton of Camden, AR; nieces and nephews, Linda Benton Victory, Paula Benton Silliman, Karen Thomason Thompson, Jean Thomason Showmar, Jim Thomason, Tom Thomason, Larry Benton, Nona Benton Ezell, Martha Benton Rowe, Sherri Benton Thorne, David Benton, Lori Shirey Carrier, Wayland Shirey, Benton Shirey, Shelli Shirey Diaville as well as many great nieces and nephews. She was loved by all her family. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Tuesday, 10:00 to 2:00 at the funeral home. Services will be 2:00 Tuesday at Proctor Funeral Home followed by interment at Bluff City Cemetery with Ken Key officiating.

Eddie Wayne McClure
Eddie Wayne McClure, 53, passed away Saturday, April 18th at the Baptist Medical Center in Arkadelphia. Mr. McClure was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Tyson and Mary Ann McClure; a brother, Charles Alfred McClure; two sisters, JoAnn White and Brenda Sue Nowlin. Eddie is survived by his wife, Ruby McClure of Sparkman, AR; two daughters, Crystal Hart and her husband, Zach of Marshall, TX and Rose Sorrells and her husband, Josh of Bismark, AR; a brother, Jimmy Dale McClure of Sparkman, AR; two brothers-in-law, Ted White, Sr. of Sparkman, AR and Sam Nowlin of Sparkman, AR; three grandchildren, Alyssa, Blaze, and Judge of Marshall, TX; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great nephews. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday. Services will be held 1:00 p.m.

Earl Franklin Gorman
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 Franklin Gorman, 96, of Hampton, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado, Arkansas. The son of Grover and Della Byrd Gorman, he was born January 15, 1919 in Bradley County. He served his country during World War II in the Arkansas Army National Guard. He retired from the Louisiana Army Ammunition plant in Minden, Louisiana in 1975 after 13 years of service. After retirement, he spent his time working for Shell Oil Company, tending his small farm, and taking care of Union Grove Cemetery. He was a member of Union Grove Assembly of God Church where he served as deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years. He was happiest when surrounded by his family and was truly a pillar of support and source of strength for each of them. He lived his life with his ultimate goal always in mind. He has now reached that goal and will be dearly missed. His parents preceded him in death, as did his wife of 60 years, Vergie Sue Madera Gorman, and a son, Larry Earl Gorman. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Everett, Edward, and Nolan GormanHe is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and Billy Pope of Minden, Louisiana and Shelley and Ricky Hargett of El Dorado, Arkansas; grandchildren, Erin Shaffer (Shayne), Whitney Pearson (Blake), Wesley and Aubrey Hargett, all of El Dorado, Arkansas and David Gorman of Haughton, Louisiana; great grandchildren Jansen and Levi Shaffer and KyleGormanVisitation will be held Sunday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Monday at Union Grove Assembly of God Church with Rev. Ricky Smith and Rev. Beauford Rash officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery under the direction of Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce/Hampton. Memorials may be made to Union Grove Cemetery Fund 5965 Calhoun 94 Hampton, Arkansas 71744 or First Bank (Union Grove Cemetery Fund) PO Box 8 Hampton, Arkansas 71744. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Aprly LeeAnn Hervey
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? He who has clean hands and a pure heart. Psalm 24:3-4 RSV 

On November 13, 2014, Justin and Vonnesha Shepherd Hervey and Diamond welcomed the birth of Little Miss Aprly LeeAnn Hervey. She was a happy bay girl who brought joy to the lives of those she touched. Smiling is what she did best. Aprly warmed easily to everyone and she loved hugs and kisses. Her trademark was cuddling. On Thursday, April 9, 2015 she slept into the Lord’s embrace. She was welcomed home by her great grandmother’s Cynthia Ford and Armelia P. Golden; uncle, Kenneth R. Caldwell and great aunt, Linda Faye Woods. Her precious little memory will be cherished by her parents; Justin and Vonnesha; her oldest sister, Diamond Shepherd all of Eldorado, AR; grandparents, Robert and Rebia Ford of Junction City, AR, Michael and Yvonne Brown of Eldorado, AR and Reginald and Ellen Ford of Camden, AR; her Godparents, Jalisa John and Marques McElroy of Camden, AR; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. A service of remembrance will be held for Little Miss Aprlyl L. Hervey at 11am on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at First Baptist Church, 330 South 8th Street, Hampton, Arkansas with Rev. Stanley Stigars, Officiant. Interment will be on Macedonia Park Cemetery in Hampton, Arkansas. Why God Takes Little Angels When God calls little children to dwell with Him above, We mortals sometimes question the wisdom of His love. For no heartache compares with the death of one small child. Who does so much to make our world seem so wonderful and mild. Perhaps God tires of calling the aged to His fold So He picks a rosebud before it can grow old. God knows how much we need them and so He takes but few, To make the land of heaven more beautiful to view. Believing this is difficult still somehow we must try. The saddest word mankind knows will always be Goodbye. So when a little child departs we who are left behind We must realize God loves children ANGELS ARE HARD TO FIND!

Dorotha Sparks Evans
Dorotha Sparks Evans age 87 of Uniontown, Ohio formerly of Warren, AR died Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Justin T. Rogers care Center in Akron, Ohio. She was born October 9th, 1927 in Drakesboro, KY, a daughter of the late Finis Sparks and Gladys Hardison Sparks. She was a housewife, homemaker and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband Daniel Dale Evans, whom she married Nov. 23rd, 1955 and he died Dec. 2, 1990; a daughter Patty Haycox, brothers Estel Sparks, M.A. Sparks, Delbert Sparks, Billy Sparks and a sister Margaret Ellis. She is survived by 4 daughters, Katherine Swan, Barbara Smith and Dora Kiser all of Uniontown, OH and Vickey Hudson, Flippen, AR. A brother Bobby Sparks, Akron, OH. 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services 2:00pm Saturday, April 18th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Moseley Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Friday, April 17th at Frazer’s.

Thomas Earl Wagnon
Thomas Earl Wagnon, Jr., age 83, of Warren, AR, died Tuesday April 14, at Chapel Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation in Warren, AR. Born May 14, 1931 in Cleveland County, AR a son of the late Thomas Earl Wagnon, Sr. and Ethel Thompson Wagnon he was a retired construction worker, member Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and the widower of Dixie Wagnon who died February 11, 2004. Survivors are his wife Carolyn Wagnon. 1 son Jackie Wagnon and spouse Cindy, Warren, AR. 3 brothers Donnie Wagnon, Warren, AR, Raymond Wagnon, Fordyce, AR, Billy Wagnon, Pine Bluff, AR. 2 sisters Agnes McClellan, New Edinburg, AR, Brenda Iannacone, Little Rock, AR. 4 grandchildren Brandy Holloway and spouse Jason, Jacqueline Denton and spouse Trapper, Kyle Wagnon and spouse Haley, Kali Wagnon. 5 great-grandchildren. Also preceding him in death was a son Tony Wagnon; brothers Bobby Wagnon, Jimmy Wagnon; great-grandchild Thomas Ainsworth. Funeral services 10:00 a.m. Thursday April 16, Frazer’s Chapel. Burial Outlaw Cemetery at Sumpter, AR, by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday April 15, at Frazer’s.

Terry Edward Ferguson
Terry Edward Ferguson, age 52, of New Edinburg, AR, died Tuesday April 14, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. Born February 24, 1963 in Columbus, MS, he was a truck driver and member of Saline Baptist Church. Survivors are 1 son Terry Dane Ferguson, Pflugerville, TX. His mother Adelle Evans Ferguson, New Edinburg, AR. 1 brother Tony Clemons and spouse Eva, Bryan, TX. 1 sister Teressa Brockell, McGehee, AR. 4 aunts Kandi Wells, Florida, Essie Taylor, Kosciusko, MS, Lynn Evans, Cleveland, MS, Johnnie Evans, Warren, AR. Nephew Sam Brockell and niece Hanna Brockell both of McGehee, AR. To my family and dear friends, in passing, I hold nothing dear but fond memories, of the times spent with family and friends. It is my final wish that you cherish these memories, and keep them, and with God’s Love in every smile, I will again be with you! Graveside service 2:00 p.m. Thursday April 16, at Oakland Cemetery in Warren, AR. by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday April 15, at Frazer’s.

Martha Louise Word
Martha Louise Word, 83, of Bearden died Monday, April 13, 2015 at her home. She was born August 9, 1931 in Chidester, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Warner Spur Assembly of God Church in Harmony Grove. She is preceded in death by her parents Paul Lee and Pearl Cathey Lee; husband, Thomas Wesley Word, Jr; and one brother, Bobby Lee. She is survived by five sons, Sammy Word of Bearden, Robby Word of Thornton, Ricky Word of Bearden, DavidWord of Alma, Tony Word of Bearden; one daughter, Linda Burns of Moberly, MO; one sister, Patsy Parkis of New Mexico; twenty two grandchildren, fifty three great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday at the family home in Bearden. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday at Warner Spur Assembly of God Church with Rev. DavidWord and Rev. Damon Launius officiating. Burial will follow at Word Cemetery in Bearden. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Warner Spur Assembly of God Church. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

Preston L. Woods
Preston L. Woods, 80 of Camden, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born on August 9,1934 in Camden, Arkansas to Preston D. and Ludie Wreyford Woods. He was a 1952 graduate of Fairview High School and a Veteran of the United States Air Force, as well as, a graduate of Southern State College with a BBA in Accounting. He retired as Finance Director for the City of Camden in 1998. 
Preston married Mary Rodgers Woods on July 3,1962. He was a member of Cullendale Assembly of God Church and was a kind inspiration to all who knew him, loving to spend time in his yard and with his family. Preston was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Lula Anne Woods and his stepmother Elsie Shaddock Woods. He is survived by his wife, his son Glenn David Woods (Leann) of Lexington, Kentucky, grandchildren: Madison Woods of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Marley Woods of Lexington, Kentucky and Murphy Woods of Lexington, Kentucky and his half-brother Harvey Woods (Gwen Osborne) of Texarkana, Arkansas. A graveside service and burial will be held Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 4:00 PM at Greenwood Cemetery in Camden, Arkansas with Rev. Douglas G. Wright and Rev. Doug McClure officiating. Pallbearers will include Beau Beard, Bill Beard, Paul Beard, Thomas Carter, Donnie Castleberry, Jerry Cross and Roger Wright. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cullendale Assembly of God Church in Camden, Arkansas.

Warren Burkholder
Warren Burkholder, 80, died April 13, 2015 at the Ouachita County Medical Center. He was a member of Eagle Mills Baptist Church. Mr. Burkholder was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Ray Burkholder; a daughter, Teresa Marie Williams; two brothers, Nathan Burkholder and Bentley Burkholder; and a sister, Ernestine Taylor. 
Mr. Burkholder is survived by his wife, Jeanette Burkholder of Bearden, AR; two sons, Tony Burkholder and his wife, Becky of Bearden, AR and Terry Burkholder and his wife, Deborah of Wichita, KS; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday at Proctor Chapel followed by interment at Moss Hill Cemetery.

Sue Carolyn Wheeler Smith
Sue Carolyn Wheeler Smith was born September 30, 1933 in Warren, AR to Rev. Carl Wheeler and Maggie Parrott Wheeler. She married George Searcy SmithJune 8, 1953. She passed from death unto life, April 10, 2015 in Parker, Colorado. Her memorial service will be 2:00 pm Thursday, April 16th at Emmaus Baptist Church 16130 Hwy 189 New Edinburg AR with visitation beginning one hour before the service and continuing after the service. She was educated in New Edinburg AR and attended SAU of Magnolia AR. She loved playing sports all of her life and enjoyed watching her Razorbacks. Most of all she loved her family and her Lord Jesus who she was very quick to tell you about. She enjoyed being a mom, a pastor's wife and a substitute teacher for many years. She leaves a wonderful legacy of love, faith in Jesus Christ and service to whoever needed her. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 48 years; three sisters: Clara, Hazel, and Luneal; two brothers: Daniel & Knox Wheeler; and one grandson: Joel Smith. She is survived by one daughter, Charlotte Harper and husband, David; one son, John Searcy Smith and wife Debra; nine grandchildren: Andrew (Cassidy) Harper, William (Amanda) Harper, Nathan (Kendra) Smith, MatthewSmith, Jessica (Jaron) Kelly, Joanna (Kevin) Mason, Joy (Josh) Burton, Caleb Smith, and Julie Smith. fourteen great grandchildren: Jonathan Smith, Benjamin Harper, Naomi Smith, Paisley Harper, ElliotSmith, Hallie Harper, Arlyn Harper, Emery Kelly, Lydia Mason, Gianna Smith, Alina Kelly, Daughtry Harper, Hannah Mason, and Silas Kelly; and one brother-in-law, Floyd Connell and one sister-in-law, Bobbie Moseley. Memorials can be made to BMA Missions, P.O. Box 878, Conway, AR 72033. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

Lena "Madie" Jeffers Riggs
Lena “Madie” Jeffers Riggs, of Camden, died April 11, 2015 at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden at the age of 94. 
She is the second of the family of six daughters and one son. She is pre-deceased by her parents, Holly and Lena Jeffers; sister, Sue White; and husband, Jack Riggs. She is survived by siblings, Fann Woodward of Little Rock, Minnie Ward, Berniece Forcht, Callie Pate (Emmett), and Jimmy Jeffers (Josselyn), all of Camden , and many nieces and nephews. A graduate of Sparkman High School, she had a career as a bookkeeper for several businesses in Ouachita County and was co-owner of a RV Sales and Service. Lena was a devout Christian who loved her Lord and family; a patient and charitable person. She gave of herself to many people. One of her characteristics was her love of nieces and nephews whom she sought to teach and inspire. Services will be Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden. Visitation will be 1:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service. Burial will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery at Holly Springs. In lieu of flowers, family request memorials to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, #1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202. or a charity of your choice.

Tammy Marie Bowen
Tammy Marie Bowen, 49, of Camden, died Friday, April 10, 2015 at her home in Camden. Tammy was born September 5, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of John and Zella Armor Williams. She is preceded in death by her father, John Williams, and her step-father, Andrew Tibbits. 
Survivors include her husband, James Bowen of Camden; daughters, Samantha Truman of Camden, AR, Ashley Henthorn and husband, Royce of Derby, KS, Brittany White and husband, Bryan of Camden, AR, and Holley Shrewsbury of Strong, AR; her mother, Jean Tibbits of Seneca, MO; brothers, J. D. Williams of Houston, TX, Scott Williams of Bastrop, TX, Mark Williams of Yulee, FL, and Chris Williams of Seneca, MO; sisters, Penny Summersill of Seneca, MO, and Kathy Kay of Seneca, MO; and eleven grandchildren. Graveside services for Tammy will be 10:00 AM Monday, April 13, 2015 at Lakeside Cemetery Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 7 until 9 PM Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the funeral home.