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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.

Allen L. Ferrell
Allen L. Ferrell, age 85, of Johnsville, AR, died Tuesday April 7, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello, AR. Born February 17, 1930 in Johnsville, AR, a son of the late Fletcher Ferrell and Maude Bell Clanton Ferrell he was a lifelong tomato farmer, member and deacon of Christian Fellowship, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Allen was an avid deer hunter and loved the outdoors. Survivors are his wife Fern Stone Ferrell who he married February 4, 1989. 1 son Bryan Ferrell and spouse Pam, Johnsville, AR. 7 brothers Harvey Ferrell and spouse Sue, Little Rock, AR, Harry Ferrell and spouse Judy, Coushatta, LA, Hurley Ferrell, North Carolina, Herman Ferrell, Oak Grove, LA, Wylie Ferrell and spouse Natalie, Heber Springs, AR, Jabe Ferrell and spouse Rhonda, Oak Grove, LA, Bernard Ferrell and fiancé Jhanna, Heber Springs, AR. 3 sisters Beatrice Davis and spouse Jack, Poquoson, VA, Jimmie Lou Ellerbe and spouse Leon, Oak Grove, LA. Mary Kees and spouse Stafford, Heber Springs, AR. Brother in law Joe Smith, Oak Grove, LA., Sister in Law Joy Ferrell, Panama City, FL. 2 grandchildren Lauren Maxwell and spouse Jarrod, Johnsville, AR, Zach Ferrell and fiancé Mallory, Monticello, AR. 2 great-grandchildren Lane Allen Maxwell, Amy Rae Ferrell Maxwell both Johnsville, AR. Step son Daren Clanton and spouse Tammy, Bunkie, LA. Step daughter Kaylon Taylor and spouse Jimmy, Johnsville, AR. 4 step grandchildren Brittney Martin and spouse Shaun, Ball, LA, Kevin Taylor, Johnsville, AR, Alyssa Clanton and Logan Clanton both of Bunkie, LA. 3 step great-grandchildren Caysm, Bryce and Natalie Martin all of Ball, LA. Also preceding him in death by a spouse Amy Nell Ferrell; a brother Monroe Ferrell; sisters Betty Smith, Gracie Spurgin and a nephew Steve Ellerbe. Funeral service 4:00 p.m. Thursday April 9, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial Calvary Cemetery at Johnsville by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday April 8, at Frazer’s.

Mary F. Crouse
Mary F. Crouse, 80 of Bearden died Monday, April 6, 2015 at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden, Arkansas. She was born April 2, 1935 in Bearden, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a member of Bearden Missionary Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents Lide Pate and Violet Andrews Pate; husband, Charlie Crouse; two sons, Bobby CharlesCrouse and Michael Wayne Crouse; and one sister, Geneva Cathey. She is survived by one son David (Cathy) Crouse of Bearden; two daughters, Becky Fridell of Bearden, Sue (David) McCann of Bearden; one daughter-in-law, Karen Crouse of Thornton; one sister, Ann Parker of Bearden; fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and several nieces. Visitation will be Wednesday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Bearden. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Thursday at Bearden Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Wilson and Rev. Jerry Arnold officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Bearden. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce/Bearden. 

John William Stanley
John William Stanley, age 77, of Chidester, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015. He was born September 29, 1937 in Palmer, IL to Mr. & Mrs. Marion and Blanche Stanley. He was a Vietnam Army Veteran. He is survived by his sons, Thomas Stanley and wife, Belinda of Mt. Pleasant, TX, Michael Hooks and wife, Sheryl of Camden and Randy Hooks and wife, Tracy of Wheelen Springs; daughters, Rhonda Harper and husband, Warren, of Locust Bayou, Ava Thorne and husband, Richard of Rome, GA, and Tina Schuler and husband, David of Gurdon; brothers, Jim Stanley and Jeff Stanley both of Illinois; sisters, Shirley Taylor and husband, Carl of Palmer, IL and Martha Kern of Illinois; twenty-four grandchildren; and twenty-seven great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Saturday at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Easley Cemetery in Gurdon, AR. Rev. Carl Tillery will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry R. Launius
Larry R. Launius, 67 of Camden, AR passed away Sunday, April 05, 2015 at the Ouachita County Medical Center. He was born December 19, 1947 in Bearden, AR to Jim and Reba Shoemaker Launius. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Launius; his mother, Reba Shoemaker Bowden; maternal grandparents, Harold and Dewey Shoemaker; and paternal grandparents, George Russell and Lula Belle Riggs Launius. He is survived by his sons, Kevin Launius and wife, Tammy of Camden, AR and Terrill Launius of Camden, AR; brother, Jimmy Launius and wife, Ann of Ashdown, AR; sister, Gwen Downey and husband, Chester of Camden, AR; granddaughter, Casey Launius of Camden, AR; grandson, Shawn Launius of Camden, AR; nephews, Steve Launius of Texarkana, AR and Jonathan Neff of Camden, AR; niece, Andrea Saulsbury of Texarkana, TX and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. A graveside service will be held 10:00AM Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00PM to 8:00PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

George Gould Oliver
This life’s journey began on February 24, 1936, when John L. “Johnny” and Jessie Lea Oliver welcomed the birth of a son they named, George Gould Oliver. George grew up in the Bunn Community. The Bunn Community was a thriving, yet small community filled with good neighbors, family and friends whom never met strangers. So much of the community was instilled in George. He attended school there and was raised in the church. George loved to meet new faces and talk for hours. He grew up in a home where self respect, was just as important as respect for others. 
George loved nature and took pleasure in sitting for hours gazing at the trees, flowers, birds and animals. He would often be found sitting outside watching and waving as people traveled up and down the highway. George was a member of West Gum Springs COGIC under the leadership of Elder James Banks. He was a happy spirit. His smile, hearty laugh and warm embrace will be missed, but never forgotten. In the early morning hours on Friday, April 3, 2015, George transitioned from time into eternity. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Rosie L. Walker and Lucille Lea. He leaves memories in the hearts of: his sisters,Louise (Bernie) Powers of San Antonio, TX, and Margaret (Elder James) Banks of Fordyce, AR; and one brother, Elder John (Mary) Oliver of Fordyce, AR; special nieces and nephews he cherished as his own children, Zira Jones, Gideon Banks, LaSheba Clary, Eric Oliver, John Oliver, Jr., and Precious Oliver and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and the St. John’s Place family. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Faith COGIC in Fordyce, Arkansas on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 11:00am with viewing one hour prior to services. Elder James Banks, Eulogist and Elder Arthur Sledge, Officiant. Burial will follow at the Salem Cemetery in the Bunn Community. The family will receive friends from 6-7pm on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Trinity Faith COGIC, 301 Smith Street, Fordyce, Arkansas.

Ralph Thomas Willis
Ralph Thomas Willis, born in Memphis, TN at the Methodist Hospital, was the son of the late C.T. and Linnie Kyle Willis. He died on Maundy Thursday, April 2, in Conway, AR. The Camden resident was predeceased by his wife, Betty Newton Willis and his sister, Kyle Rush. The eighty-seven year old is survived by daughter, Betty Dale Jeanes (Bill) of Valrico, FL, son, Joe Ralph Willis (Denise) of Conway, grandchildren Jason Willis (Meredith) of Dublin, OH, Matthew Jeanes of Austin, TX, Katie Jeanes Watson (Dwight) of Atlanta, GA, Brandy Schluterman (Keith) of Conway, Joseph Willis of Conway, and eight great-grandchildren. 
After his Munford High School graduation, he became an M.P. in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. After graduating from Louisiana Tech in Chemistry and Zoology, he taught science, worked in a chemical plant, IPCO, and later Bagpack. He enjoyed nursing injured wildlife back to health, walking, delivering Meals-on-Wheels and Christmas gifts for the Methodist church. He missed his wife for 18 years and is now joyfully reunited with her at the feet of God. A special thanks from the family goes to Darla at Heritage Living Center in Conway, AR. She provided loving and compassionate care and was at his bedside even until the final hour. The family requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, Camden, AR 71701 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, 38105. Graveside service for family and friends will be held Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Camden, AR with Reverend Buddy Ratliff officiating the service. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lt. Col. Robert Lowell "Bob" Hite
Lt. Col. Robert Lowell "Bob" Hite, 95 of Camden, AR died Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Nashville, TN. He was born on March 3, 1920 in Odell, TX to Robert and Lena Hite. He was the co-pilot on plane 16, dubbed the "Bat Out of Hell" during the top secret April 1942 mission to bomb Japan known historically as the "Doolittle Tokyo Raid" led by Gen. Jimmy Doolittle. Bob was captured in China by the Japanese and imprisoned for forty months. He was held in solitary confinement, tortured and starved until he was liberated by American troops on August 20, 1945. He remained on active duty until September 30, 1947. He returned to active duty during the Korean War on March 9, 1951 and served overseas before retiring from active duty again in November, 1955. Decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, and Chinese Breast Order of Pao Ting. The Doolittle Raiders were recently awarded the Congressional Gold Medal which will be presented to them on April 15, 2015. Bob was also inducted into the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame and the Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame.  Following his military career Bob married the love of his life Portia in 1946. In 1955 he moved his family to Camden to manage the Camden Hotel until 1965, during which time Camden hosted the 1961 Doolittle Raider Reunion. Bob went on to manage Holiday Inns until officially retiring to Enid, Oklahoma. In 1984 Bob and Portia moved back to Camden to be closer to family, where he spent many years cruising around town visiting with his many friends. Bob was an inspiration to all that knew him, he was a humble man that loved his country, his family and friends and more importantly, Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, the love of his life — first wife Portia Wallace Hite, and his second wife Dorothy Fitzhugh Hite, He is survived by his children R. Wallace Hite (Karol) of Nashville, TN, Catherine Landers (Bob) of Hot Springs Village, AR, grandchildren: Christy Glaze (Danny) of Camden, Bruce Landers (Beth) of Lantana, TX, Faires Beale (Biff) of Austin, TX, Col. Andrew Landers (Michelle) of Fayetteville, NC and Nathan Hite of Fort Lauderdale, FL, 7 great grandchildren and 2 great- great grandchildren, a brother Kenneth Hite (Margaret) of Lubbock, TX, a sister Hazel Ricketts of Scottsdale, AZ and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be Thursday, April 02, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Saint John's Episcopal Church in Camden with burial following in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 PM at Proctor Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church.

Lindsey Denton Watson
Lindsey Denton Watson age 31, of Warren, AR died Saturday, March 28th as a result of an auto accident in Jefferson County, AR. She was born August 19, 1983 in Warren, a daughter of Curt and Dana Deal Denton of Warren, AR. She was a Register Nurse with the Arkansas Area Agency on Aging and a Baptist. Surviving other than her mother and father, is a son, Baylor Grant Watson and a daughter Presleigh Reese Watson both of Warren, AR. 2 brothers Chase Denton, Alexander, AR and John Denton, Grand Island, Neb. Her maternal grandfather Ralph Conrad Deal, Warren, AR. and her paternal grandparents, Curtis C. Denton and spouse Nell, Warren, AR. A nephew Cole Conrad Denton and 3 nieces Lydia Claire Denton, Tessa Douglas and Marley Douglas. Graveside services 2:00PM Wednesday, April 1st at Denton Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6:00PM till 8:00PM Tuesday, March 31st at Frazer’s Funeral Home.

Peggy Ruth Murrell Raymer
Peggy Ruth Murrell Raymer, age 88, of Warren, AR, died on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Briarwood Nursing and Rehab Center, Little Rock, AR. She was born September 14, 1926, in Warren, AR , a daughter of the late Daniel Earl and Verda Bea Ferguson. Peggy was the wife of a cattle rancher for over 60 years, member of Warren First United Methodist Church where she was an active member of the UMW Circle and Sunday School class. She belonged to the Home Extension Club, Quilting Circle, and local and state DAV wives organizations. Preceding her in death was her husband, Corbert Murrell, who died April 1, 2005. Peggy married Harold Raymer in 2006 who died in 2014. Also preceding her in death were her sisters, Pauline Darling Gilliam and Mary Jo Norwood and her son-in-law, Timothy Dale Williams. Survivors are her daughters, Dana Quay Moseley (David), Russellville, AR, Ruth Ann Williams, Conway, AR. Stepsons, Glynn Raymer (Shirley) Garland, TX, Bob Raymer (Marilyn) Sherwood, AR, Dr. Paul Raymer (Cathy), Milner, GA. Granddaughters, Alana Moseley Graham(Taylor),Cabot, AR, Sarah Meghan Williams Mathis,(Shawn), Greenbrier, AR, Ann-Elizabeth Williams Wehrle, (Scott), Eulenbis, Germany. Great Grandsons, Samuel David Graham, John Mark Mathis, Jacob Mathis, and Jeb Mathis. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday March 31, at Frazer Funeral Home, Warren, AR. Burial at Wheeler Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, March 30, 2015, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Frazer Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Warren, AR, Bradley County Veteran’s Museum in Warren, AR or a local Humane Society. Special Gratitude to Oralia Gonzolas, and the caring staff at Briarwood Nursing Center.

Etta Sue Lambert Temple Carpenter
Etta Sue Lambert Temple Carpenter, 82, of Hampton died Friday March 27, 2015 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. Born August 20, 1932 at Louann, she was a daughter of the late Garland and Ellen Elizabeth Hall Lambert. She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William Temple and Jessie Carpenter; daughter Brenda Ann Temple Neeley; grandsons Brandon Lynn Temple, Kenny Lee Barnes; sister, Lottie Haynes; two brothers, Wesley Lambert, Jessie Ray Lambert. She is survived by four sons, William Lee Temple (Wanda) of Hampton, Garland Temple (Anita) of Hampton, Michael Lynn Temple (Geri) of Hampton, Jerry Temple of Hampton; three daughters, Bobbye Sue McEntire of Hampton, Shirley Forrest (Tony) of Monticello, Mildred Schmuck (Perry Mace) of Salt Lake City, UT; sister, Rose Marie Wood of Dermott; twenty grandchildren; fifty one great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and a host of friends. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church near Hampton. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Nutt officiating. Burial will follow at Moore's Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Hampton/Fordyce. 

Mary Doris Vann
Mary Doris Vann, 82 of Sparkman, died Saturday, March 28, 2015. She was born May 6, 1932 in Sparkman to the late Lewis and Ethel Nalls Dickey. She was also preceded in death by her husband Doyle D. Vann, her daughter Sue Vann Darius, and her son Charles Vann. 
She is survived by one son Doyle Vann, Jr. of Sparkman; two daughters, Liz Points of Smackover and Brenda Smith of Haughton, LA; three brothers, James Dickey of Springfield, MO, Clois Dickey of Burns, Maurice Dickey of Wheeling Springs; three sisters, Betty Johnson of Sherwood, Frances West of Columbus, TN, and Hazel Davis of Jonesbourgh, TN; nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6PM until 8PM at Benton Funeral Home in Bearden. Funeral services are 10AM Wednesday at Ouachita Baptist Church near Sparkman. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce/Bearden.

Floyd Herman Wilson, Jr.
Floyd Herman Wilson, Jr. passed away March 27, 2015 at Lifetouch Hospice House in El Dorado, AR. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Sr. and Nora Gorman Wilson; two sons, Denny Wilson and Jim “Bo” Wilson; and one sister. He is survived by a beloved best friend, Helen Wheaton of Hampton, AR; three granddaughters, Melissa Avant and her husband, Brandon of Harrell, AR, Laurie Wilson Jeffrey of Dallas, TX, and Amber Wilson Monk and her husband, Charles of Huffman, TX; two grandsons, Doug Wilson of Locust Bayou, AR and Brad Wilson and his wife, Misty of Dallas, TX and six great-grandchildren. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Saturday. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Moore’s Chapel Cemetery near Hampton.

Mark Allen Raney
Mark Allen Raney, 54, of Little Rock died Monday March 23, 2015 in a car accident. He was born February 4, 1961 at Fordyce. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Donald Raney. Survivors include his mother, Millie Kelly of Little Rock; sister, Dr. Sharon Vire of Sherwood; step-father, Frank Kelly of Little Rock; three children; one step-brother; two step-sisters. Funeral services are private. Memorials may be made to the Our House Shelter,www.ourhouseshelter.org. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce.

LaDon Ward Jester
After a lengthy illness, LaDon Ward Jester of 762 Cardinal Street Camden, Arkansas passed away quietly March 26, 2015, at her home with her family at her side. LaDon was born the daughter of Daniel Harold Ward and Lois Louise Ward on April 6th, 1939, in Hope Arkansas. She grew up in Bodcaw, AR, in rural Nevada County, as a member of Union Baptist Church. LaDon attended Bodcaw School where she excelled in sports as a member of the Girls Junior and Senior Basketball team. She was active in the local F.F.A. (Future Farmers of America Sweetheart), and well known throughout the region as a singer and pianist, performing at churches, county fairs, and other venues. 
In 1957 LaDon met and married Carl A. (Amos) Dorn. They moved to Springhill, LA where they lived for a time before eventually settling in Bastrop, LA where LaDon worked at Howard Brothers Pharmacy. She later served at Snyder Memorial Museum in Bastrop as Representative of the Louisiana Tourist Commission. In 1982 LaDon married Jimmy C. Jester of Dierks, AR, moved to Camden, AR where she joined Victory Assembly of God Church, and served as a praise team leader for a number of years before moving to Amity, AR. and Co-founding with her husband Omega Ministries. LaDon served as Co-pastor of Omega ministries until health issues forced her retirement in 2009. In addition to her music she enjoyed gardening, painting, and bird watching. She was preceded in death by her parents, her Husband Jimmy Jester of Camden, AR. Her brother Rodger Ward of Bodcaw, AR., and her sister Harlia Cox of Falcon, AR. She is survived by her sister Pamela Jones of Bastrop, LA., three children, Michael Dorn, (daughter-in-law Leslie) of White Hall, AR., Inga Thomas (son-in-law Brett) of Camden, AR., and Holley Dorn of White Hall, AR. Five Grandchildren, Hannah Thomas of Camden, AR., Judah Thomas of Camden, AR., Ariel Dorn of Reno, NV., Tyler Jones of Bastrop, LA., and Paul Dorn of White Hall, AR., And two great grandchildren. Pallbearers: Cricket Ables, Don Davis, Jessie Ellis, Bill Epperson, Mike Faulkenberry, Tom Hartley, John Knight, Lee Nowlin, Keith Nutt and John Ward. Honorary Pallbearers are her Brothers-in-law: A.T. Cox, F.E. (Elmo) Dorn, Mark Dorn, Eddie Jester, Jerry Jester, Thomas Jester, James C. Jones and Derwood Mayo. The family would like to thank Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice for their dedicated service to our Mother during these last two plus years. We would also like to express our deep appreciation to Crystal Noyes and the other special caregivers who worked tirelessly to provide the best care possible. Special love and affection to her Grandaughter Hannah, who selflessly put her own life on hold for two years to take loving care of her Grandmother. Visitation will be Saturday March 28, 2015 from noon until time of service at Victory Church, Camden Arkansas. Services: Saturday March 28, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Victory Church. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Bodcaw Arkansas. Arrangements by Proctor Funeral Home, Camden, AR.

Jimmy Clement
Jimmy Clement age 65 of Warren, AR died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Bradley County Medical Center. He was born July 5th, 1949 in Pine Bluff, AR; a son of Dorris Clement, Monticello, AR and the late Harold Davis “Jack” Clement. He was a retired employee with Southwestern Bell Telephone with 38 years of service, a member of the First Baptist Church in Warren. He loved to bass fish, was a member of the Warren Bass Club, he loved to hunt and was a member of the Lee Mack Armstrong Hunting Club and especially loved his 4 grandchildren. Also preceding him in death was a grandson Asher Tullos. Surviving other than his mother is his wife Susie Loomis Clement whom he married April 9th, 1971 in Banks, AR. Daughters Kelly Cash and spouse Paul, Warren, AR and Kristy Tullos and spouse Michael, Warren, AR. Sisters Carla Imboden, Monticello, AR and Kathie Barnett, Monticello, AR. 4 grandchildren Colton Cash, Hayden Tullos, Zoe Tullos and Johnathan Cash all of Warren, AR. Funeral services 2:00pm Wednesday, March 25th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Tuesday, March 24th at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred First Baptist Church Youth and Children’s Ministry.

Ray Henry Ederington
Ray Henry Ederington, age 92, of Bradenton, FL, (formerly of Warren, AR), died Friday March 20, at his home. Born October 10, 1922 in Warren, AR, a son of the late Vester Vance Ederington and Ophie Helen Whitaker Ederington he was a retired construction worker and the widower of Lois "Cricket" Parker Ederington who died February 14, 2011. They were united in marriage July 4, 1942. Surviving is 1 grandson Douglas Ray Gray of Bradenton, FL. and 2 great-grandchildren. Also preceding him in death was a daughter Donna Leopaldi; brother Robert Ederington; sister Clydine Berry. Graveside services 4:30 p.m. Wednesday March 25, at Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday March 24, at Frazer’s.

Ruby Dell Bivens
Ruby Dell Bivens was born on March 15, 1938, to the union of Wade and Carrie Owens Bivens in the small, yet friendly city of Sparkman, Arkansas. Nurtured in a Christian environment, he gave his life to Christ at a young age and joined Ebenezer Baptist Church. He grew up in Sparkman and graduated from the Sparkman Training School. 
Ruby Dell was a retired employee of the Ray White Lumber Company. Like so many local men from Sparkman, it was there he developed lasting friendships. Although he was small in stature he gained much respect by treating the guys, the way he wanted to be treated. He spent countless hours and days working to provide for his family. Lightn’ or Pooh Baby was his trademark nick-names. Some of his favorite pastimes included hunting and gardening; he raised some of the largest watermelons in Dallas County. He loved to fish and often dredge through foliage for a better fishing spot at the water’s edge. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. He was not a man of many words, but of few words and of many virtues. He always maintained a humble spirit and mild disposition throughout his life. We will remember his smiles, his love, and infectious laugh. On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, after 77 seasons of life he traded time for eternity. He was preceded in his passing by his parents and his siblings, Buddy Bivens and Ollie V. Allen. He will be remembered by his children: Charles Bivens of Sparkman, Roger Bivens of Milwaukee, WI and Roger Perry of Arkadelphia; the mother of his children, Carolyn Matlock Bivens; fourteen grandchildren; a special nephew, Jimmy Henderson; his neighbor and special friend, Annie Bell Jefferson. He also leaves numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Home going service will be held on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Sparkman. Rev. L. A. Craig will officiate and burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Public visitation will be Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 2:00pm-5:00 p.m.

Rosalyn Mitchen Spencer
Rosalyn Mitchen Spencer, 86, native of Crossett, AR and resident of Baton Rouge, La passed away peacefully on March 19, 2015. The daughter of Roy and Fannie Mitchen, Rosalyn was born in Crossett, Arkansas, graduated from Crossett High School and Harding Christian College in 1951 with a Bachelor Degree in Math. She taught math and married Jack Spencer in May 1957. After Jack’s death on March 4, 1974, she worked as a bookkeeper and cared for her parents, Fannie and Roy Mitchen. After their deaths, she did mission work in Czechoslovakia and Latvia. She loved to travel, travelling the world with her father before his death, and sharing extended trips to Europe as well as numerous trips across America with family and friends. In addition to Crossett, she resided in Garland, Texas; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Monticello, Arkansas. She has resided in Baton Rouge since 2006, where she has been a faithful member of the South Baton Rouge Church of Christ, teaching English to Chinese students through the Bible and serving the Church in many capacities. She is survived by her brother, Joe Mitchen (Jane); her stepsons, Dennis (Marilyn) and Doug (Debbie) Spencer; 7 grandchildren and their spouses; 9 great grandchildren and their spouses; 1 great great grandson; 3 nieces, Diana Jones (Daniel), Linda Brooks (Casey), and Susan Collins (Larry); 3 nephews, James Mitchen (Cynthia), Richard Mitchen (Melanie), Charles Mitchen (Julie); 16 great nieces and nephews; 20 great great nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins. She was greatly loved by her whole family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Spencer; parents, Roy and Fannie Mitchen; and nephew, Michael Mitchen. Graveside services 10:00AM Tuesday, March 24th at Lacey Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Burial in Lacey Cemetery.

Maudene Brummett Bryant
Maudene Brummett Bryant, 89 of Hampton, died Thursday, March 19, 2015. She was born March 17, 1926 in Faulkner County to the late Ishmael Brummett and Zula Taylor Brummett. She was preceded in death by her husband William E. Bryant and her brother, William LeeBrummett. 
She is survived by her son Ricky Joe Bryant of Wilmington, DE; daughter Edwinia Gail Bryant Gardner of Dallas, TX; a brother John Brummett of Fort Smith; two grandchildren Steven Thomason and wife DJ of Benton and Michelle Bryant of Burford, GA; and two great grandchildren, Gabriel E. Thomason and Virginia A. Thomason both of Benton. Visitation will be Monday from 1PM until 2 PM at Campground Presbyterian Church in Hampton. Funeral services will follow at 2 PM. Burial will be in Campground Cemetery. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce

Dale B. Rowe
Mr. Dale B. Rowe, 83, of Sardis City, Alabama, died Monday, March 16, 2015 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Service will be Thursday, March 19, 2015, 5 o’clock p.m. at Sardis Baptist Church with a Graveside service in the Chidester Cemetery near Camden, Arkansas on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Bro. Mike Goforth will be officiating. McRae Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Visitation will be Thursday from 3 p.m. until service time at the church. 
Dale Rowe was born in Chidester, AR on December 12, 1931. He graduated from Chidester School playing on the state championship basketball team. Mr. Rowe went to work for International Paper in Camden, AR and he played triple A baseball in the minor leagues. International Paper owned the team at that time. Mr. Rowe worked in the paper mill during the week and would play baseball on the weekends. Hoping to become a major league player, his career was cut short by a knee injury. Advancing to a sales job with International Paper, Mr. Rowe was transferred to Des Moines, Iowa where he took up golf. Being an athletic person, Mr. Rowe excelled at golf and became Iowa State Champion. Mr. Rowe wanted to continue into professional golf, but had 3 children by then and realized he could not support his family. In the 1950's, the winning purses were very low at that time. Mr. Rowe then took the Manager's job with Consolidated Blenders, based out of Nebraska, which had a plant in Guntersville, AL. Wanting to come back south so badly, Mr. Rowe took the job not even knowing the salary he would receive. After several years managing Consolidated Blenders, Mr. Rowe became saved in Christ and started a wholesale feed ingredient distribution company in Guntersville which he appropriately named Faithway Feed Company; the "way of faith". Mr. Rowe dedicated his company to Christ and was very successful. Dale Rowe was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church in Gadsden, AL for many years. He was a deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, choir member and Sunday School teacher. Later in life, he moved to Sardis City and in December of 2002, joined Sardis Baptist Church. Mr. Rowe was one of the founding board members of Home Bank of Guntersville, which is now Bancorp South. On an interesting note, Mr. Rowe was an avid collector. Mr. Rowe has the world's largest ashtray collection and also one of the largest collections of Camark Pottery. Mr. Rowe was very proud of his collections. After his retirement, he enjoyed directing traffic at his daughter's dance studio, Studio B, because of the interaction with people. He was loved by all the students and he loved them. Mr. Rowe was known as "the big man" in Guntersville and he loved that title. He will be missed by his family and friends very much. Mr. Rowe is survived by his wife: Frieda Stone Rowe of Sardis City, Daughters: Bengi Rowe of Gadsden, Bobbi Dale Rowe of Sardis City, Jeri Lynn & Terry Daniel of Guntersville and Mary Kristi Rowe of Gadsden, Grandchildren: Daniel Smith, Eleanor Rowe and Vica Daniel, Brother & Sister-in-Law: Robert & Jean Rowe of Scottsboro and former Son-in-Law: Frank Minogue of Gadsden. Pallbearers will be Daniel Smith, Frank Minogue, Terry Daniel, Clifton Lindblad, Robert Rowe and Chris Royal.

Rodell Flowers, Jr.
Mr. Rodell Flowers, JR, 73 of Camden, AR passed away on Monday March 16, 2015 at Ouachita County Medical Center. 
Mr. Rodell Flowers was preceded in death by his parents Rodell, SR and Carlee Flowers. He leaves to cherish his memories to his loving wife Joyce Flowers of Camden, AR; daughter Amber Flowers of Springdale, AR; son Eric Flowers of Little Rock, AR; sisters Linda Faye Webb of Camden, AR and Norma Ford of Suisun City, CA; brother Marvin Flowers of Searcy, AR. A Memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday March 20, 2015 at New Haven MBC.

Carolyn Ritchie Chadwick
Carolyn Ritchie Chadwick age 73, of Warren, AR died Tuesday, March 17th at the Bradley County Medical Center. She was born June 15th, 1941 in Bethesda, Maryland; a daughter of the late Clarence Edward Ritchie and Helen Long Shifflett. She was a housewife and homemaker, a member of Corinth Baptist Church and a baby sitter for many years. She was also preceded in death by brothers Eddie Ritchie and Donnie Ray Ritchie. She is survived by her husband Ralph Chadwick whom she married August 21st, 1971 in Las Vegas, NV.; a son, Tim Sandridge and spouse Elaine, Warren, AR. 2 daughters Kris Camp and spouse Jimmie, Warren, AR and Sherry Allen and spouse Bill, Mechanicsville, VA. 1 brother Gary Ritchie and 6 sisters Joyce Good, Alice Mae Ritchie, Shelbie Jean Allman, Cindy Mace, Janice Rexrode and Kay Lee all of Virginia. 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services 2:00pm Saturday, March 21st at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Parker-Prospect Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Friday, March 20th at Frazer’s Funeral Home.

Julius Norman Ault
Julius Norman Ault, 63 of Alexander died Tuesday March 17, 2015 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born June 12, 1951 in Fordyce, He was the son of the lateJulius Albert Ault and Norma Ruth Turner Ault. He was also preceded in death by a son, Alan Ault. He is survived by a son, Adam Ault of Alexander; a daughter, Abbey Ault of Alexander; a sister, Nancy Haynes of Plano, TX. Services will be private. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce.

Fredrick Arthur (Art) Laney
Fredrick Arthur (Art) Laney was born February 15, 1956 to Felix and Lena Cockrum Laney in Camden, AR. He said goodbye to this world on March 14, 2015. Art graduated from Camden High School and completed his college education at Norwood Institute in Midland, Michigan. After returning to Camden, he joined his father in the automobile business. He was married to the former Renee’ Haley of Camden, but eventually went their separate ways as friends. Art is preceded in death by his father, Felix A. Laney, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Laney and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Cockrum of Clarksville, AR. He was also preceded in death by special soul mate, Linda Hogg of Camden. Art is survived by his mother, Lena Laney, two brothers, Alan Laney and wife, Debbie and Sid Laney and wife, Debra all of Camden, two nieces, Lauren Williams and husband, Kevin of Little Rock, Macy Laney and fiancée Slade Farris of Fayetteville, Two nephews, Titus Laney and wife, Leigh of Fayetteville and Marshall Laney of Little Rock, a special aunt, Pam Cockrum of Clarksville, AR. Art is also survived by another loving aunt, Thelma Shock and uncle, Owen Cochran both of Morrilton, AR as well as 20 first cousins all of whom he was close to. Art will be remembered as an unassuming friend to all he met, loving fun and fellowship with a wide variety of interests. Always ready for adventure in whatever came his way. Special thanks go to Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado, AR and to his special caregiver, Ann McClelland. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730 or First Baptist Church, 348 Washington St., Camden, AR 71701. Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Monday, March 16, 2015 at Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Tony Weston officiating. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Shericka Nicole Powell
Ms. Shericka Nicole Powell, 36 of Camden, AR passed away on Sunday March 8, 2015 at Baptist Health Medical Center, in Little Rock, AR. 
Ms. Shericka Powell leaves to cherish her loving memories to her son Camario Marshall of Camden, AR; parents Johnnie Powell, SR and Patsy Powell both of Camden, AR; brothers Johnnie Powell, JR of Misawa, Japan, Isaac Powell and Marvin Powell both of Camden, AR; sisters Phylesa Williams of Nashville, AR and Tamicka Taylor of Camden, AR. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday March 14, 2014 at Antioch MBC. Interment will be held in Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday March 13, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Clifton Eugene Joyner
Clifton Eugene Joyner, age 87 of Warren, Arkansas died peacefully on Tuesday March 10th at his home in Hot Springs surrounded by family. He was born February 26, 1928 and received his education in the Warren area schools. He served in the United States Air Force before beginning a 33 year career with Potlatch Corporation retiring in 1986. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Hot Springs. He enjoyed the outdoors and many years of hunting and fellowship with his Morgan/Thompson hunting club, dinner with his supper club and most of all spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Lanis Joyner and Nancy Stanford Joyner as well as brothers Alvin and Virgil Joyner both of California. He is survived by a brother, Carlton Joyner of Redwood City CA, Linda Franks Joyner, his loving wife of 43 years, daughter Angela Marsh, husband Blake, Warren AR; a son Clifton Jr, wife Traci, Overland Park KS, son Tom Wingard, wife Robin, Monticello AR and daughter Dana King, husband Chris, Pine Bluff AR, along with 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Clifton was loyal servant of God and to his family, friends and others whose path he crossed. He modeled for all what a good husband, father, friend and citizen should be. Never one to complain, he was optimistic to the end and grateful for his many blessings. He was proud of and shared in the many accomplishments of his family. He is remembered fondly as a true southern gentleman. His life is a testament that good guys can finish first. A memorial service is planned for 2:00pm, Saturday March 14 at First Baptist Church, Warren AR. Arrangements by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Memorials preferred to First Baptist Church of Warren or First Baptist Church Hot Springs.

Leonard E. Rice
On March 7, 2015, Leonard E. Rice, age 69, of Warren, AR passed away at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Leonard was born in Warren, AR on April 9, 1945 to Vester R. and Marie Nichols Rice. He served in the United States Army and was trained as a medic. In the early years, he worked in the family business, Rice and Sons, and was a cross-country trucker. He later was director of Work Alternatives and was appointed to Governor Mike Huckabees’ Workforce Education and Career Opportunities state board. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved exploring the Saline River bottoms. On June 21, 1970, the longest day of the year, his life and the lives of his family changed forever when he dove into the Ouachita River and resurfaced a quadriplegic. Leonard and his fiancée, Sharon, were engaged to be married but fate took them a different path for a temporary time. Supported by an army of family, friends and medical support like the late Dr. Wallace Marsh, Leonard channeled his wild and playful spirit toward being a soldier on a new battlefield. After extensive rehabilitation, he attended the University of Illinois in Carbondale, and the University of Arkansas at Monticello from which he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in history. He also completed a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Therapy from the University of Arkansas. Leonard was also a Mason. He was always the designer of a new project in which he was the brain and one or more family members were the hands and feet. As a result, he was able to again hunt and explore new hobbies like flying model airplanes. Leonard always took great pride in the accomplishments of his family and was a great supporter of his son, Marcus’, music career. Sharon and Leonard never forgot the days of listening to, When a Man Loves a Woman, as they sat at the Corral hangout or drove the Potlatch roads. On June 21, 1997, exactly 27 years to the date of his accident, Sharon and Leonard were married. Leonard was a Christian and knew his Lord had a plan for him. He is preceded in death by his parents, Vester R. Rice and Marie Nichols Rice, and a brother-in-spirit, Noah N. Smith. He is survived by his wife Sharon Rice of Warren, a son Marcus Brown (Martha) of Nashville, TN and his granddaughter Anna Marie who was the sparkle in his eye, a step-son, Jamie Brown (Tiffany) of Nashville, TN, a brother, Lavern Rice (Reba) of Warren, two sisters, Patsy Smith of Warren and Peggy Doss (Auddy) of Monticello, his two nieces who loved their Uncle Leonard, Elizabeth Nowlen (Joe) of Monticello, Catherine Jackson (John) of Star City, two great-nieces, Jordyn and Noah Presley Nowlen both of Monticello. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 11 at 2:00PM at Frazer Funeral Home with Rev. Wayman Mann and Dr. Ron Moseley officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and The Bryant Sisters sang. Burial was in Union Cemetery in Rye. Active pallbearers were Tracy Nichols, Donald Hollingsworth, John George, Matt Rice, Andy Nichols, Warren Nichols and Tim Nichols. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Dichelle George, Delbert Nichols, Grady Laster, Dean Nichols, Ralph Reep, Billy Barnett, John Nichols, Bill Wisener and John Lipton.

Alice Fike Durmon
Alice Fike Durmon, age 82, of Warren, AR, died Monday March 9, at home. Born March 19, 1932 in Fresno, CA, a daughter of the late Orie William Fike and Louise Wall Fike she was a homemaker, member of First Baptist Church, attended Arkansas A&M and was the widow of Kenneth “Sassy” Durmon who died September 15, 1985. Survivors are 1 son Dr. John Durmon and spouse Laura, Warren, AR. 2 daughters Julie Fakouri and spouse Joe, Monticello, AR and Jana Mayo and spouse Russell, Texarkana, TX. 6 grandchildren. 11 great-grandchildren. A sister Judy Hocking also preceded her in death. Graveside services were 10:00 a.m. Wednesday March 11, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Russell Rhoden officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Michael Fakouri, John David Blagg, John William Durmon, Mark Durmon, Kent Mitchell and Cody Deal. Memorials preferred First Baptist Church; 310 S. Main St.; Warren, AR, 71671; Bradley County Veterans Museum; 210 N. Main St.; Warren, AR, 71671; Bradley County Historical Museum.

Elliott Watson
Elliott Watson, age 61, of Tinsman died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. He was born December 11, 1953 in Fordyce, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his parents Herman Watsonand Tanzeen Hand Watson. He is survived by one sister, Julia Barr of Redwood, MS. Visitation will be Friday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Burial will be private. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.
 

John Alvin Livingston
John Alvin Livingston, 63, of Camden, died Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Ouachita County Medical Center. He was a member of Living Hope Community Church of the Nazarene in Camden. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Eugenia Hassel Livingston. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Livingston of Camden; son, John Allen Livingston of Georgia; daughter, Angela Beth Westbrook and husband, Donal of Searcy, AR; two grandchildren, Brendan Westbrook and Maci Westbrook; brother, Lawrence Livingston of Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Memory Garden Cemetery in Hope. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Leonard Rice
Leonard Rice, age 69, of Warren, Arkansas died Saturday, March 7, at Baptist Hospital, Little Rock. Funeral Services 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 11, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial Union Cemetery at Rye with Masonic Rites. Visitation 6:00 pm to 8:00pm Tuesday, March 10, at Frazer’s. (Complete Obituary to be posted Monday)

Margie Lee Weeks Free
Margie Lee Weeks Free, age 72, of Warren, AR, died Thursday March 5, in Longview, TX. Born April 22, 1942 at Rowell, AR, a daughter of the late Grady Weeks and Margaret A. Brandon Weeks, she was retired from LaDonna’s, Bradley County Medical Center and the widow of Billy Ray Free who died November 7, 2008. They were united in marriage September 18, 1959. Survivors are 1 son Michael Free and spouse Jamie, Benton, LA. 1 daughter Sandra Lynn Lonsberry and spouse David, Longview, TX. 3 brothers Billy Weeks, Kingsland, AR, Roy Weeks, McNairy, AZ, James Weeks, New Edinburg, AR. 2 sisters Betty Newton, Cornerville, AR, Patsy Lisemby, New Edinburg, AR. 4 grandchildren Clayton Lonsberry, Be`la Free, Wesley Lonsberry, Kelby Free. 3 great-grandchildren Camy Lonsberry, Brynna Lonsberry, Peighton Lonsberry. Also preceding her in death were brothers Buddy Weeks, Marvin Weeks; sister Dorothy Calhoun. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Monday March 9, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Gary Harrison officiating. Paige Grider was organist and Felecia Doster was organist. Burial was in Kingsland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Timmy Newton, Mark Weeks, Be`la Free, Kelby Free, Terry Weeks, Scott Lisemby.

Nina Dean "Tency" Sutton Rice
Nina Dean “Tency” Sutton Rice, age 86, of Gravelridge, AR, died Friday March 6, at Chapel Woods Health and Rehabilitation in Warren, AR. Born November 7, 1928 at Gravelridge, AR, a daughter of the late John Allen Sutton and Effie Byrd Sutton she was a retired C.N.A., member Antioch Baptist Church and the widow of Robert Cicero “R.C.” Rice who died February 23, 2002. They were united in marriage May 27, 1947. Survivors are 3 sons Henry Clay Rice, Jersey, AR, Ronnie Carroll Rice and spouse Billie Jean, Johnsville, AR, Robert Allen Rice and spouse Melissa, El Dorado, AR. 3 daughters Nina Jane Summerland and spouse Joe, Hermitage, AR, Robbie Dean Coleman and spouse Hawk, Springfield, AR, Rita Carolyn Boykin and spouse Rodney, Johnsville, AR. 2 special daughters Debbie Reed and Genita McKnight. 1 brother Johnny Sutton, Warren, AR. 2 sisters Georgia Gates and Annette Rawls both of Warren, AR. 28 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were brothers James Sutton, Richard Sutton; sisters Hattie Greenwood, Lucille Freer. Funeral services were 4:00 p.m. Sunday March 8, at Antioch Baptist Church in Gravelridge with Rev. Larry Donaldson officiating. Nina Harrod was pianist. Burial was in Gravelridge Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Michael Hollingsworth, Jason Hollingsworth, Tim Boykin, Bud Rice, Tony Rice, Colby Rice, J.R. Rice, Tyler Crosswhite, Dillon Rice and Houston Crosswhite.

Margaret Ann Culver
Margaret Ann Culver, 76, died March 8, 2015 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Neal Culver; her parents, Mose and Norma Ryker and a brother, David Ryker. 
Mrs. Culver is survived by a son, Jimmy Cranford; two daughters, Joyce Mayes and Jackie Lewis (James); five grandchildren, Micah Chambers (Jenna), Kira Hungate (Clay), Chris Rodrigues, Trista Jordan, and Brandy Longoria (Rob); eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a brother, Gary Ryker (Marsha). Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Services will be 10:00 Wednesday at Proctor Chapel followed by interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Corley S. Dews
Corley S. Dews, infant daughter of Donald and Casey Harrison Dews passed away Thursday at Magnolia Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her parents and a sister Casynn. A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday at Mt. Holly Cemetery with Leon Dixon officiating.

Connie Bivens
Ms. Connie Bivens, 50 years old of Camden, AR passed away on Saturday February 28, 2015. 
Ms. Connie Bivens was preceded in death by her parents Roosevelt and Mary Bivens. Ms. Connie Bivens leaves to cherish her loving memories to her sisters Rosie Bivens of Camden, AR and Charlene Davis of Malvern, AR; brother Elree Bivens of El Dorado, AR, Artis Bivens of Camden, AR, and Levi Bivens of Arkadelphia, AR. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday March 7, 2015 at Mt. Gillard MBC with Rev. David Dixon officiating. Interment will be held in Patton Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday March 6, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.; wake from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Michael Ray Thompson
Michael Ray Thompson age 66 of Tomball, TX was born July 12, 1948 in Warren, AR. He went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, CT “Tommy” Thompson, his mother, Jewel Dean Thompson and his brother, Larry Wayne Thompson, all of Warren, AR. He is survived by his wife, Thana Thompson of Tomball, TX. His daughter, Amy Cates and her husband, John of San Antonio, TX. His son, Drew Thompson and his wife, Kara, of Tomball, TX. His son, Spencer Thompson and his wife, Rachel of Prosper, TX. His daughter, Deidra Fougeron and husband, Dave of Conroe, TX. His daughter, Natalie Riley of The Woodlands, TX. His sister, Sandra Bryan and her husband, Wayne of Tumbling Shoals, AR. His brother, Ricky Thompson and his wife, Angie of Seville, Spain. He had 10 beloved grandchildren, Andy Thompson and Emily Cates, Kennedy, Parker and Payton Thompson, Violet and Ezra Thompson, Iain, Riley and Liam Fougeron. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews, aunt, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly.He graduated in 1966 from Central High School in Helena, AR. He was a salesman in the Steel Building Industry for 38 years, first with Plains Builders in Amarillo, TX and most recently with Mid-West Steel Building Co. in Houston, TX. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, playing softball, traveling with his lovely wife, Thana and delighted in teasing everyone. He was a kind hearted, joyful and playful man who never met a stranger. Funeral services 10:00AM Saturday, March 7th at Union Hill Baptist Church. Burial in Union Hill Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Friday, March 6th at Frazer’s.

Enoch "Dale" Hannegan
Enoch "Dale" Hannegan, age 66, of Hampton died Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Life Touch Hospice in El Doardo, Arkansas. He was born July 2, 1948 in Hampton, Arkansas. He was a retired concrete finisher, logging contractor, and Army Vietnam veteran. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jett Hannegan and Erva Mayfield Hannegan; three brothers, Ben Hannegan, JerryHannegan and Bill Hannegan; three sisters, Madge Dean, Jeanette Webb and Mary Lee. He is survived by his wife Julia Ann Biggers Hannegan of Hampton; three sons, Bobby Dale Hannegan of Hampton; Dale Hannegan Jr. and wife Lara of Melissa, TX, MikeHannegan and wife Jo Ellen of Hampton; two brothers-in-law, Don Lee of Hampton, David Biggers of Hampton; three sisters-in-law, Jeanette Hannegan of Hampton, Reba Hannegan of Corpus Christi, TX, Sharon Leach of Alvin, TX; seven grandchildren, Cole of El Dorado, Julia, Jude, Cody, and Chad of Melissa, TX, Carlee and Addyson of Hampton; one great grandchild, Kinley of El Dorado; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church in Hampton with Rev. Mike Nutt and Rev. Tony Rinehart officiating. Burial will follow at Pickett Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Life Touch Hospice 2301 Champagnolle Rd El Dorado, Arkansas 71730. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce/Hampton.

Lois Frances Threadgill Brown
Lois Frances Threadgill Brown, 95, resident of Bryant, AR, formerly of Camden, AR, died March 5, 2015. She was born January 27, 1920 in Camden, AR to Edgar and Myra Threadgill. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church where she had retired as church secretary. Before moving from Camden, she enjoyed playing in a bridge club, church activities and visiting with many friends. She was also a volunteer for many years with the Ouachita County Hospital Auxiliary. She graduated from Camden High School where she won many awards as an accomplished pianist. She attended the University of Arkansas, Arkansas State Teachers College and graduated from Dragan’s Business School. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of nearly 60 years, Raymond H. Brown and an infant daughter. She is survived by a daughter, Myra Harris (Rod) of Little Rock, AR; two grandchildren, Susan Jones (Jeff) of Ft. Smith, AR, and Scott Harris (Carol) of Springdale, AR, and four great grandchildren, Emily Jones, Abbie Jones, Will Harris and Ava Harris. The family would like to thank the staff of Foxridge of Bryant and Gentiva Hospice for the wonderful and loving care they gave to mother. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home followed by interment at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Camden, 313 Greening Street, Camden, AR or Gentiva Hospice Foundation, 7801 Mesquite Bend Road, Suite 105, Irving, TX 75063.

Theo William Howard
Theo William Howard (Winky), was born October 2, 1958 in Brewster, Washington and passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 56 years old at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden, Arkansas. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Howard. He is survived by his father, Charles Howard and his special friend, Joyce Young both of Bearden; brother, David Howard and wife, Brenda of Bearden; sisters, Trudi Word and husband, David of Alma and Brenda Strange of Bearden; his ex-wife, Sharon Howard of Camden; two daughters, Melissa Grubb and husband, Roy and Kim Lewis and husband, Ricky; six grandchildren; a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, great nephews, great nieces; and his church family at Bearden First Assembly of God and many friends. 
A graveside memorial service will be held at Moss Hill Cemetery in Bearden, AR on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

Geneva Washington
Mrs. Geneva Washington, 73 of Huttig, AR passed away on Wednesday February 25, 2015 in Eldorado, AR. 
Mrs. Geneva Washington was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Rosetta Waters. Mrs. Geneva Washington leaves to cherish her precious memories to her sons Terry Washington of Little Rock, AR, George L. Washington of Clarkville, TN, and Darrell Williams of Huttig, AR; daughters Sandra Williams of Eldorado, AR and Jennifer Hamilton of Magnolia, AR; sisters Annie Ward of Monroe, LA, Evelyn Thrower of Frisco, TX, Glenda Waters of Eldorado, AR, Alma Rowland and Brenda Lusk both of Huttig, AR, Mae Riley of Marion, LA, and Cynthia Johnson of Shannon Hills, AR; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday March 5, 2015 at Mt. Olive AME in Huttig, AR. Interment will be held inn St. Paul #2 cemetery in Litroe, LA. Visitation will be held on Thursday March 5, 2015 one hour prior to service.

Athaleen Johnson Armstrong
Athaleen Johnson Armstrong, age 91, of Warren, AR died Tuesday February 24, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. Born January 4, 1924 at Ingalls, AR, a daughter of the late Edgar Johnson and Gypsy Veasey Johnson she was a homemaker, member of Immanuel Baptist Church and the widow of Victor Reece Armstrong who died June 10, 1990. Survivors are 1 daughter Vicki Stafford, North Pole, Alaska. 2 sisters Willie Mae Lovett, Newport News, VA, Elaine Yarberry, New Boston, TX. 2 grandchildren Denver Perry, North Pole, AK, and DeLisa Newstrom, Anchorage, AK. 6 great-grandchildren. Also, preceding her in death were brothers Virgil Johnson, Dalton Johnson, B.M. Johnson; sisters Audrey Berry, Lorene Reed, Margie Young. Graveside service 1:30 p.m. Monday March 2, at Union Hill Cemetery in Ingalls, AR by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Funeral home open until 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening March 1.

Arthur Brian Savage, SR
Arthur Brian Savage, SR, age 49, of El Dorado, AR, died Wednesday February 25, at John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado, AR. Born November 16, 1965 in Warren, AR, he was a roofer and member of Wings of Love Church. Survivors are 4 sons James Shaw, Killeen, TX, Johnathan Brian Savage, Marshall, TX, Alvin Ryan Savage, Warren, AR, Arthur Brian Savage, JR, Pea Ridge, AR. 3 daughters Amber Lynn Jones, Marshall, TX, Brittany Ann Savage, El Dorado, AR, Arora Rain Savage, Pea Ridge, AR. His mother Doris Powell Savage-Resendiz, El Dorado, AR. Father and step mother Dewey Edward Savage and Jenette Savage, Monticello, AR. 1 brother Bobby Wayne Savage, Brickes, AR. 3 sisters Bernadine Savage Lawson, Bridgette Savage Allen, Benita Jean Schafer all of El Dorado, AR. 3 step sisters Donna Howard, Houston, TX, Michelle Elmore, Penny Williams both of Monticello, AR. 9 grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a daughter Brandy Michelle Savage. Funeral services were 3:30 p.m. Sunday March 1, Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Kerry England and Rev. Jeramie Brown officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Outlaw Cemetery at Sumpter, AR, by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Gage Michael Savage, Dustin Bradley Savage, Anthony Lytle, Charles Dubre, Gary Hamaker, Shawn Martinez-Scroggins and Jackie Hall. Honorary pallbearers were Jerrick Milhollen, Kenneth Barnett and Shawn Patrick Russell.

Glendall Ellis "Skinny" Crouse
Glendall Ellis "Skinny" Crouse, age 74, passed away peacefully at Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado, AR on February 28, 2015 with family members present at his bedside. He is preceded in death by his parents Madeline and Jesse Crouse; brother, Billy Crouse; sister, Jackie Crossno. 
He is survived by his wife of 44 ½ years Lawana Janie Crouse; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and TracyCrouse of Garland, TX; two daughters, Kimberly Crouseand and husband Joe Smith of Camden; Becky Crowder and Steve McDougal of Camden; one sister and brother-in-law, Regenia and Chester Williams of Fordyce; four grandchildren, Jeannie Knighton, Stephen Crouse, Ashley Crouse of Garland, TX, and Breanna Crowder of Camden; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6PM until 8PM at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 10AM Tuesday at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wade Totty officiating. Burial at Stoney Point Cemetery. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce.

John Clifford "Jack" Burgess
John Clifford "Jack" Burgess, 81, of Okolona, MS, formerly of Camden, died Saturday, February 28, 2015 at his home in Okolona, MS. Mr. Burgess was born February 21, 1934 in Lake Village, AR the son of Ray and Ruth Yearin Burgess. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death a son, Robert Burgess; grandson, Cale Shambley; sister, Louise Porter; and two brothers, Pelham Burgess, and Otto Burgess. Survivors include his wife, Helen Burgess of Okolona, MS; daughter, Peggy Inman of Okolona, MS; granddaughters, Stephanie Dunn (Matt) of Locust Bayou, AR, Monica Miller (Beau) of Algoma, MS; and Heather Inman, of Beebe, AR; great granddaughter, Aliyah Shambley of Algoma, MS; great grandsons, Trevor Dunn and Connor Dunn both of Locust Bayou, AR, and Noah Miller of Algoma, MS; brothers, Steve Burgess of Bridgeport, TX; Scott Burgess of Chico, TX; Frank Burgess of Tyler TX; and Earl Burgess of Bearden, AR; and sister, Judy Carpenter of Hamburg, AR. Funeral services for Mr. Burgess will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Buddy Greenway officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Horeb Cemetery. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 P.M. Monday, March 2, 2015 at the funeral home.

Otis Randy Madison
Mr. Otis Randy Madison, 39 of Camden, AR passed away on Wednesday February 18, 2015 in Little Rock, AR. 
Mr. Otis Randy Madison leaves to cherish his memories to his loving wife Shawanna Madison of Camden, AR; children Xavier Reed of Benton, AR, Randy Madison, Alanna Madison, Shariyah Madison, and Maya Arnold all of Camden, AR; parents Otis Madison of Little Rock, AR and Linda Madison of Camden, AR; sisters Rochelle Christopher of Camden, AR and DeJah Madison of Little Rock, AR; three grandchildren; step-sister Sabrina (Kirtz) Clark of Camden, AR; god-child Traunna Mitchell of Camden, AR. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 28, 2015 at Greater New Calvary COGIC. Interment will be held in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday February 27, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home

Alice Carter Jeffers
Alice Carter Jeffers, age 101, of Warren, AR, died Monday February 23, at Chapel Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation in Warren. Born March 13, 1913 in Warren, AR, a daughter of the late George and Nannie Walker Carter she was a homemaker, a Baptist and the widow of Russell Clyde Jeffers who died August 23, 1976. Survivors are 1 brother Norman Carter, Warren, AR. 1 sister Betty Corene Woodward, Meridian, MS. 7 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Also, preceding her in death were 2 sons Bill Jeffers and Clyde Harold Jeffers. Graveside services 10:00 a.m. Saturday February 28, at Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday February 27, at Frazer’s.

Carol Ferns 
Carol Ferns, 59, of Camden, AR passed away at her home Wednesday, February 25, 2015. A memorial service will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday March 4, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home. A full obituary will be posted early next week.

Lena K. King
Ms. Lena K. King, 95 of Camden, AR passed away Sunday February 15, 2015. 
Ms. Lena King leaves to cherish her loving memories to her daughters Brenda Lockhart of Camden, AR and Gladys Marks of Flint, MI; a host of grandchildren,nieces, nephews, and friends.

Edna Jacobs
Mrs. Edna Jacobs, 80 of Warren, AR passed away on Friday February 13, 2015. 
She was preceded in death by her parents Otis and Ora Nash. She leaves to cherish her memories to her loving husband Jessie Jacobs, SR of Warren, AR; children Jessie Jacobs, JR of Warren, AR, Larry Nash of Coffeeville, MS, Kelly Jacobs of Mesquite, TX, and Vickie Cooper of Memphis, TN; brothers Jerry Nash of Memphis, TX, Diren Nash of Kirkland, WA, Darren Nash of Ohio; sister Ora Caldwell and Irene Lusk both of Memphis, TN, Mary Ann Nash, Mary Joe Nash, Flora Burgan all of Kirkland, WA, Loise Nash, Arnetta Nash, and Arlene Nash; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

Agnes Marie Stedman Forrest
Agnes Marie Stedman Forrest age 94, of Hermitage, died Saturday, February 21st at Chapel Woods Nursing Center. She was born August 2, 1920 in Bradley County, AR, daughter of the late Van Stedman and Blanche Ashcraft Stedman. She was a housewife and homemaker, a member of Martins Chapel United Methodist Church and the widow of James Luke Forrest, who she married December 25th, 1940 and he died March 1st, 1985. A brother Ray Van Stedman and a sister Juanita Kinard also preceded her in death. She is survived by 2 sons, James Ray Forrest and spouse Vicki, Bella Vista, AR and Jerry Don Forrest and spouse Fay, Hermitage, AR. A daughter Judy Kay Moore and spouse Jerry, Warren, AR. 6 grandchildren Alan Forrest, Lottie Secker, Michael Forrest, Steven Forrest, Vonda Russell and Melissa Scott. 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services 3:30pm Wednesday, February 25th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Smyrna Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Tuesday, February 24th at Frazer’s. Memorials Martins Chapel Untied Methodist Church, C/O Hugh Allen Beasley, 1455 HWY 8 South, Hermitage, AR 71647.

Randall Clyde Simmons
Randall Clyde “Randy” Simmons, age 62, of Gurnee, Illinois died Friday, February 13, at Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, Illinois. He was born April 17, 1952 in Warren, Arkansas, a son of the late Harry Leslie Simmons and Carrie Sue Hamaker Simmons. He received his education in the Pine Bluff and Banks Public School Systems and held an MBA from Bristol University and BA from Columbia College. Randy was a decorated Chief Warrant Officer with 24 years of service in the United States Army specializing in personnel. He also retired from Northeastern Illinois University where he worked in the personnel and information technology departments. Randy’s world revolved around his family and friends and he was also a devoted veteran. He loved to make people laugh. Randy enjoyed hunting, golf, Cubs games, camping in his RV with Terrie, traveling, restoring his 1984 Corvette with his best friends Mike & Cathie, riding his motorcycle, skiing, and scuba diving. He volunteered for many years at Illinois Beach State Park. He was a past president of the Gurnee Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife Terrie Nolan Simmons, whom he married on July 30, 1976 in Banks, Arkansas; 2 daughters Katrina Leight and spouse Mark, Lake in the Hills, Illinois and Cynthia Simmons, Salem, Wisconsin; a brother Ralph Simmons, Banks, Arkansas; 2 sisters Brenda Jones and spouse Ronnie, Watson Chapel, Arkansas and Tina McClain and spouse David, Warren, Arkansas; 4 grandchildren Sierra Simmons, Summer Leight, Nicholas Leight, Jr. and Rydr Simmons. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Leslie Wayne Simmons. Funeral services were 1:30PM Saturday, February 21st at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Tony Rinehart, Terry Ederington and Johnny Nolan officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and Brianna Jones and Rev. Tony Rinehart were soloist. Burial with Military Honors was in Pigeon Hill Cemetery near Moro Bay, Arkansas by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were member of U.S. Army Honors Team. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Nolen, Rickey Nolan, Adam Nolan, Chris Jones, Corey McClain, Michael Costello, Ronnie Jones and Terry Ederington. Memorials preferred to the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) or the American Heart Association.

Emma Jean Belin
Emma Jean Belin, infant daughter of Mathew and BrandyBelin of Hampton died Friday February 20, 2015 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born February 4, 2015. She is survived by her twin sister, Allie Belin; other survivors include three brothers, Lane Belin, Michael Belin, Hevin Belin; sister, Jazzmen Belin; grandparents, Steve and Krista Belin of Hampton, Evan and Angela Cunningham of Mayflower, great-grandparents, Charles and Pat Belin of Hermitage, Dwight DeWitt and J. Dagel of Pueblo, CO, Mike and Judy McCanless of Little Rock, Leslie and Evelyn Cunningham of Morrilton; great great grandmother, Addie Cunningham of Hazen. She was preceded in death by a great grandmother, Marcie Cunningham. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hampton First Assembly of God Church. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Hampton First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Rickey Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Gravel Ridge Cemetery in Hermitage. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Baby Project online at www.baptist-health.com/foundation. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Hampton/Fordyce. 

Evelyn Schmul Foster
Evelyn Foster Schmul Foster 91, of Camden passed away Monday, February 23, 2015. She was born December 26, 1923 in Ogemaw, the daughter of Timothy and Addice Allen Foster. 
Evelyn moved to Little Rock shortly after graduation, and attended Business School. She worked many years at UAMS in the insurance department. After she retired, she and Roy moved to Camden. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Corley Foster, and husbands, Rhinney Schmul and Roy Foster. She is survived by her nephew, Danny Foster and wife, Judy of Camden, and their children, Timothy Foster and family of Monticello and Angy Foster Stiles and family of Wichita, KS, who she treated as her grandchildren, as well as other nieces and nephews and cousins. Evelyn was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Camden. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Pinecrest Cemetery in Alexander, AR. The family would like to say a special thanks to the great team at Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice, 685 California Ave., Camden, AR 71701

James E. McKay, Jr.
James E. McKay, Jr., 81 of Locust Bayou, AR passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015. He was born November 04, 1933 to James E., Sr. and Alta Furr McKay. He was a forester for International Paper Company for 34 years. He was a beloved member of the Locust Bayou Church of Christ. Jim was one of those rare people who was universally liked. He always had a smile on his face and was an encouragement to everyone. Kind-hearted, hospitable, and generous, Jim’s door was always open to anyone, and he was ever ready to help people however he could. He deeply loved his family and found great pleasure in spending time with them—whether it was on family vacations, at the deer camp, or relaxing on the front porch. In the lives his loved ones, “Papa” was a steady, positive presence. A devoted member of the Church of Christ, Jim was the primary song leader for many years. As such, he left a lasting impression on those whom he led in worship. Doubtless many of his Christian family members will always remember the sound of his voice when they hear certain hymns. When he was able, Jim always had a vegetable garden. He would sow seed and reap a bountiful harvest that he shared with those around him. Likewise, Jim sowed seeds in his life of generosity, hard work, and godliness. He reaped in life the admiration and love of his family and friends, who can now be confident that he continues to reap abundantly in his eternal home. An adored brother, father, grandfather, and friend, Jim’s wisdom, kindness, gentleness, and commitment to his Creator leave a lasting legacy and a wealth of good memories. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Jackson McKay; and sister, Reba McKay Hendon. He is survived by his daughters, Lori Bussell and husband, Eric, Melissa Beaver and husband, Steve and Julie Cole and husband, Donny; brother, Clark McKay; sisters, Janice Lum and Judith Miller; grandsons, Tyler Bussell, Hayden Bussell, Evan Beaver and Jackson Cole; two granddaughters, Hanna Cole and Claire Beaver; brother-in-law, Len Miller; sister-in-law, Janie McKay; nieces, Jill Gatling, Suzanne Lum, Lisa Ramierz, Sheila Harris, Vicki McKay, Mary Beth Crawford, Elizabeth Strickland, Sarah Bounds and Anita Rowe; nephews, Buddy McKay and Jason Hendon; several great nieces, great nephews, cousins; and a host of close friends. Funeral services for Mr. McKay will be 2:00 PM Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Locust Bayou Church of Christ with burial in Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday at Proctor Funeral Home.

Elmer A. Garrett
Elmer A. Garrett, 75, of Camden, AR went to be with his Heavenly Father February 18, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Marcia V. Garrett, parents Broadus & Junie Daniel, sisters Evelyn Deahl & Faye Nelson and a brother, John David Daniel. He attended Cullendale Assembly of God Church. "Buddy" will always be remembered for his gentleness, love of family & his many dogs throughout his life that were truly his best friends. He was a huge Arkansas Razorback Fan and a loyal Fairview Cardinal Fan! He was a wonderful husband, father, & grandfather who strived to provide and care for his family by making wonderful memories together on vacations and Arkansas lakes. He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed. 
He is survived by 2 sons, Glenn Garrett and Greg Garrett of Camden, a daughter Tonya Byrd and husband Tim of Texarkana, TX, 1 brother Andrew Matthews of Pine Bluff and 1 sister Lynn Garrett of Little Rock, Ar. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren Brandon, Marci, Kim, Zeth, Ashlee, Lianna, Layla, Logan, Payton and Gracson and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:00PM at Cullendale Assembly of God Church with burial in Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday 4-6PM at Proctor Funeral Home

Charles "Chuck" E. Vance, Jr.
Charles "Chuck" E. Vance, Jr., 72 of Camden, AR passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015. He was born September 29, 1942 to Charles E. Sr. and Lula Mae Padon Vance in Aurora, CO. He was an avid hunter and a very avid Razorback fan (Go Hogs). 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robbie Vance. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Vance of Camden, AR, son, Charles "Chuck" A. Vance and wife, Denise of Mena, AR; daughter, Paula Jones and husband, Alan of Camden, AR; grandsons, Jeremy Vance and Corey Vance of Paragould, AR and Michael Kyle of Camden, AR; granddaughter, Hayley Kyle and fiancé, Joshua Homan of Sherwood, AR; brother, Jesse E. Vance of Littleton, CO; and sister, Margot Bowler of West Minster, CO. A visitation will be held Saturday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Proctor Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mecco Michelle Johnson
Ms. Mecco Michelle Johnson, 32, of Camden, AR passed away on Thursday February 12, 2015 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. 
Ms. Mecco Johnson leaves to cherish her loving memories to her children Micorrie Lindsey and Taylor Lindsey both of Camden, AR; parents Hayward Johnson, JR and Lottie Johnson both of Hampton, AR; brothers Recco Johnson of Hampton, AR, Jerome Johnson of Little Rock, AR, Cory Johnson and Deworen Moore both of Camden, AR; sister Kisha Brown of Hampton, AR. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 21, 2015 at Victory Church in Camden, AR with Rev. Joe Burns officiating. Interment will be held in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Locust Bayou. Visitation will be held on Friday February 20, 2015 from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Donald "Duck" Cargile
Donald “Duck” Cargile age 71, of Warren, AR died Tuesday February 17th, at the Bradley County Medical Center. He was born October 11, 1943 in Mississippi, a son of Homer Cargile and Fannie Chancellor Cargile. He was a retired construction worker, working as a welder, and for many years he worked at Burgess Sales and Service, having a vast knowledge of tractors. He was a Baptist and the widower of Judy Sled Cargile who passed away on May 20, 2010. He is survived by 2 sons, Blake Cargile and spouse Kelcie, Warren, AR. Jerry Don Cargile and spouse Cindy Fay, Mt, Elba, AR. 2 daughters Michelle McDougald and spouse Jason, Sumpter, AR and Teresa Cargile White and spouse David, Hot Springs, AR. 3 brothers Pete Cargile, New Edinburg, AR; Bill Cargile, Warren, AR and Charlie Russell, Detroit, MI. 9 grandchildren Zoey, Nichole, Jessica, Colby, Casey, Keri, Andy, Alex and Lauren. Funeral services 1:30PM Friday, Feb 20th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Sled Cemetery by Frazer Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Thursday, February 19th at Frazer’s.

Bobby Glenn Davidson
Bobby Glenn Davidson, 78, of Harmony Grove died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at his home. He was born January 31, 1937 in Thornton, Arkansas. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for the Arkansas State Highway Department. He was a member of Victory Church in Camden and he also served in the U.S. Army. He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter H.Davidson, Sr. and Pauline Summers House; and one brother, Walter H. Davidson, Jr. He is survived by his wife Lillie Launius Davidson of Harmony Grove; two sons, Robert G. Davidson of Harmony Grove, and JonDavidson and wife Amy of Cabot; three sisters, Billie McCann of Thornton, Jerrall Stanridge of Burlison, TN, Frankie Sisson of Thornton; and three grandchildren, Christian Scott, Bella Davidson and Andrew Davidson all of Cabot. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Victory Church in Camden. Visitation will be Wednesday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Bearden. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday at Victory Church in Camden with Rev. Steven Willis and Rev. Jerry Ables officiating. Burial will follow at Calaway Cemetery near Thornton. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce/Bearden. 

Vera Frances Harris
Vera Frances Harris, age 92, of Rogers, AR, formerly of Camden, died Monday, February 16, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, AR. She was born September 7, 1922 in Greenville, MS to John Belton and Vera Cagle Jordan. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Camden, where she taught Sunday School class. 
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Albert Ray Harris. She is survived by her son, Thomas L. Harris and wife, Barbara of Lillian, AL; daughters, Frances Ruth Smith of Foley, AL and Nannette Word and husband, Gary of Rogers; nine grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Junius Jordan of Terry, MS. Graveside service will be 1:00 PM Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest register visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com

Mary Lou Hazal
Mary Lou Hazal age 62 of Camden, Ar. was born to Paul Eugene Hazal and Eupha Smith Hazal September 10, 1952 in Greenville, Texas and passed away February 15, 2015 in El Dorado, Ar. 

Mary Lou grew up in Celeste, Texas graduating as Salutatorian in 1971. She graduated East Texas State University (A&M-Commerce) with double major in Journalism and Political Science 1975. Mary Lou was named to Who’s Who in Colleges as nominated by the faculty. Her senior year she served as managing editor of The East Texan; was a winner of the Greenville Herald Banner Scholarship in journalism, member of Women in Communications; Pi Sigma, political science honor society; Alpha Chi, senior honor society; and Alpha Lambda Delta, freshman women’s honor society. 
Mary Lou started work for Greenville Herald Banner as staff writer after graduating and obtained her Masters in Public Administration at Wichita Falls in 1980. Mary Lou worked over 20 years for Texas A&M Commerce in their communications department and received Meritorious award in 2007 and the Professional Achievement Award in 1996. Mary Lou was active in Press Women of Texas and the National Federation of Press Women. She has received numerous awards including “Best of Texas” 2004. The Hazal family enjoyed gospel music singing in quartets and making trips to Tennessee to see the professionals, the Oak Ridge Boys being Mary Lou’s favorite. She also enjoyed country, rock and roll and more. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Larry Hazal. She is survived by two nieces Theresa Dowell and husband Bobby, Camden, Ar.; Ginger Rodgers of Tennessee; seven great nieces and nephews and many great great nieces and nephews and many friends. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. February 19th at Salem Kinser Methodist Church, Greenville, Texas. Visitation will be 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow service at Pike Cemetery. 

Jackie Wayne Owens
Jackie Wayne Owens, age 72, of Monticello, AR, died Tuesday February 10, at his home. Born November 17, 1942 in Bradley County, AR, a son of the late William Henry Owens and Jennetta Grace Anglen Owens he was a retired employee of Burlington Industries, A.V.A., Phillips Vending and a nondenominational Christian. Survivors are 1 daughter Angela Purifoy and spouse Michael, Monticello, AR. 5 grandchildren Christopher Blake Endsley, Jacob Kole Owen Endsley, Jacob Anthony Valentine, Michael Estus Purifoy, Jr. and Jordan Douglas Purifoy. Also preceding him in death were spouses Annette Valentine, Betty Faulkner, brothers Willie Clyde Owens, Virgil Hoyle Owens, a sister Virginia Owens Myers. Funeral service was 1:30 p.m. Saturday February 14, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Steve Owen officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery, Warren, AR, by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Blake Endsley, Kole Endsley, John Endsley, Alan Jones, Clayton Brown, Drew Bayird and Keaven Harris. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Purifoy, Michael Purifoy, Jr., Jordon Purifoy, Jacob Valentine, James Brown, Robert Frith, Robbie McCain, Lance Valentin, Kenneth Owens, Clyde Owens, Dewayne Owens.

Robert Oxford Hardy
On February 12, 2015, Robert Oxford Hardy, age 90, of Warren, AR passed away peacefully at his home with family and friends present. Robert was born in Fitzgerald, GA, on December 23, 1924 to Charlotte Oxford and Calvin Augustus Hardy. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941 and served during WWII in North Africa and the Pacific theaters. After 10 years of naval service, he transferred to the U.S. Air Force where he served all over the world for 23 additional years as a nuclear weapons specialist achieving the top rank of Chief Master Sergeant. Following his service, he retired to a love of farming in Warren, AR, to honor his wife’s years of support by moving closer to her family. As an avid student of history, he obtained his teaching certification from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and taught history at Warren High School for 10 years. Following the death of his wife in 1996, his last great passion became the rescue of community dogs and support of the local humane society, helping to raise $30,000 and plan a future no kill shelter. He was a devout Christian and member of Hampton Primitive Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife Audrey (Jo) Hobgood, Brother Calvin, and survived by his twin sister Barbara Pierce and three sons, Bob, Richard and Cullen. Memorial service were 4:oo pm Saturday, February 14, at Frazer’s Chapel by Brother Don Farris. Memorials preferred to: Bradley County Humane Society c/o Leslie Stephens, 339 Bradley 32, Warren, AR, 71671.

Phyllis L. Saeler
Phyllis L. Saeler, 81, of Kingsland died Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. She was born November 1, 1933 in Perryville, AR. She was a member of Kingsland Assembly of God Church in Kingsland and was a retired office manager for Arkla Gas. Phyllis was a loving mother, wife and friend. She is preceded in death by her parents, Otho W. Clowers and Topie McGehee Clowers; one son, Larry Dewayne Saeler; and one brother, Clyde Stophel. She is survived by her husband Willie G. "Bill" Saeler of Kingsland; two daughters, Jeannie Saeler Cox and husband Bennie of Fordyce, Patti Saeler Reeves of Magnolia; one sister, Betty Price of Searcy; three grandchildren, Kobi Smith of Kingsland, Melanie Phillips of New Edinburg, Matthew Reeves of Magnolia; four great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday 12 noon until 2:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce with funeral services beginning at 2:00 pm. Burial will be at Camp Springs Cemetery near Kingsland. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

Mary Joanna Horne Crowder
Mary Joanna Horne Crowder, 84 of Fordyce, Arkansas, died Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at St John's Place in Fordyce. She was born February 4, 1931 in Camden, Arkansas to the late Walter Absalom Horne and Ida Rogers Horne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie W. Crowder. Mrs. Crowder had served as Minister of Music at the First Baptist Church of Fordyce and East Main Baptist Church of El Dorado, Arkansas. She served as a member and past president of Sesame Club. She continued to serve in the music ministry of First Baptist Church, directing choirs and accompanying the church as pianist or organist for over 50 years. Mrs. Crowder was totally dedicated to the study and teaching of the Scriptures and passing the love of Biblical truths to her children, grandchildren and adult Sunday School classes throughout the years. In recent years, Mrs. Crowder continued music and prayer ministry with residents and staff at St. John's Place where she resided. The people there became her extended family whom she treasured. She is survived by one son, Paul W. Crowder of Fordyce; one daughter, Carol Veneman and husband Jimmy of Jackson, Tennessee; grandchildren, Justin and Ashley Veneman of Bartlett, Tennessee, John and Erin Willis of St. Louis, Missouri, and Nathan and Amanda Veneman of Louisville, Kentucky. She was proud to be a great-grandmother to Cole and Norah Veneman of Bartlett and Jack Veneman of Louisville. A memorial service will be Saturday, February 14 at 1 PM at First Baptist Church of Fordyce. A viewing will be Friday from 6 PM until 8 PM at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce, Arkansas. The family will receive friends Saturday from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Mission offering, First Baptist Church of Fordyce. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce

Christopher Lee Hughes
Christopher Lee Hughes, 53, died Saturday, February 7, 2015 He was born March 10, 1961 in Gurdon, Arkansas. Chris was raised on the edge of the forests of Gurdon, Arkansas. His father, Doyle Hughes taught him to fish and hunt in the wilds. His mother, Edyth Long HughesHunt and her extended family showed him how much love means through the best and worst of times. His step father, Henry Hunt show him how to be a father. Chris could wrangle snapping turtles in the Ouachita River, climb tall pine trees faster than any black bear, and shoot straighter than Davy Crocket. He was a woodsman most men would aspire to be. He missed his woodland home and relatives in Arkansas while traveling around the United States working as an Electrical Foreman in a trade he taught himself over the course of various, large industrial projects. During his travels, he met his wife Teena, who were married 16 years. They later retired to Thornton, Arkansas to be close to family and home. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife. He is survived by four daughters, Angela McKnight of Trinity, TX, Amanda Clark of Colorado, Meghan Green of Thornton, TX, Julia Hughes of Manvel, TX; one brother, Pete Hunt of Atlanta, GA; one sister, Tina Hughes of Washington; step father, Henry Hunt of Fordyce; nine grandchildren, Briana and Brandon Guess, Cameron and Candice McKnight, Matrix, Maddox and Mary Jane Clark, Cameron and Conner Green. He will be greatly missed. Graveside services will be 4:00 pm Saturday, February 14 at Gurdon Cemetery in Gurdon, Arkansas. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce, Arkansas.

Kinton J. Langley
Kinton J. Langley, 89, of Camden, AR, died February 15, 2015. Mr. Langley was born March 4, 1925, in Donaldson, AR, to Servetus and Emma Loyd Langley. 
He was a member of Bethesda Primitive Baptist Church, retired from International Paper Company, and served in the Naval Armed Guard during World War II. He is survived by his wife of 70 years Julia Mae Langley of Camden, AR; two daughters, Elizabeth Neely and husband, David of Camden, AR and Suzanne Cochran and husband, Michael of Bagdad, AZ; two grandsons, Stephen Cochran of Tucson, AZ and Robert Neely of Camden, AR; one granddaughter, Lydia Cochran of Houston, TX; one great-grandson, Nathanael Bates of Norphlet, AR; two brothers, George Langley and wife, Faye of Seale, AL and M. Thomas Langley of Salem, AL; one sister, Lillie Linkons of Camden, AR; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Servetus and Emma Langley; two sisters, Inez Gaither and Mary Belle Halpain; sister-in-law, Mary Langley; brother-in-law, Joe Halpain. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Bethesda Cemetery. Bro. Anthony Needham will officiate the services. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Acts Church Building Fund, 170 Columbia 66, Stephens, AR 71764. Proctor Funeral is in charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest register visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com.

Wayne Lyles
On Sunday, February 15th, Wayne Lyles [85] went to his forever home in Heaven shortly after 6:00 PM at Long Meadows Nursing Home in Camden, Arkansas. Wayne moved to South Arkansas in 1972, making his home on Upper White Oak Lake for many happy years before moving into Camden. He was born at Starks, Louisiana, on August 13th, 1929, to Luther Lyles and Mary Perkins Lyles and lived near the Gulf for much of his working life. 
Following high school, Wayne worked as an aviation mechanic in the United States Air Force, stationed at Okinawa, Japan, between 1946 and 1949, attaining the rank of Corporal before concluding his military service. Wayne then worked for the Kansas City Southern Railroad for several years before transitioning to a career in the oil fields of Coastal Louisiana and beyond, including several international locations. After almost forty years in the industry, Wayne retired as a supervisor of offshore operations and licensed barge captain in charge of major transport maneuvers. That is, he oversaw transportation of several rigs to various points around the world, work which involved thousands of miles and weeks of travel. Wayne Lyles is predeceased by his parents, Luther Lyles and Mary Perkins Lyles Jones; his brother, Paul Eugene Lyles (Budd Lyles); and granddaughter, Robin Lyles Johnson. He is survived by his wife (Tenna Lyles of Camden, AR); his sons (Gerald Wayne Lyles of Shreveport, LA; Paul Eugene Lyles and wife Cindy Lyles of Mont Belvieu, TX; Dennis James Lyles of Rosepine, LA; and Matt Lyles of Camden, AR); a daughter (Linda Dianne Lyles Graves and husband Mike Graves of DeRidder, LA); and another daughter (Lindy Landrum of Mission Valley, TX). In all Wayne Lyles is survived by four generations including eleven grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild. He will also be missed by many friends in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and beyond. A dedicated Christian for many years, he was a long-time member of Chidester Community Church whose pastor, Bill Ponder, was a close personal friend. His family takes comfort in the promise of his Lord and Savior: “Well done, good and faithful servant!” (Mat 25:23) And “Enter now into the joy of your Master” (Rev. 21:5, 22:6).

Charles Hugh Robertson
Charles Hugh Robertson, born September 16, 1922 died February 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Hugh and Allene Witherington Robertson and a sister, Jean Elizabeth Robertson Young. He is survived by a niece, Charlotte Allene Henderson and her husband, Warren Eric Henderson of Ardmore, OK; two nephews, William Carl Young and his wife, Sherry of Camden, AR and Charles Aubrey Young and his wife, Lajuan of Pearcy, AR; two great-nieces, Erika Allene Henderson and her fiancé, Brandon Barker and Michaela Faith Young; a great-nephew, Andrew Paul Henderson and his fiancée, Shelby Musenbrock; and a great-great nephew, Aston Archer Henderson. 
Mr. Robertson was a Captain in the Army Air Corp during World War II and flew a P-51 Mustang. He spent most of this time stationed in Germany and Guam (where he met Charles Lindberg). He was a crop duster for many years, mostly in Southern Arkansas. In all of his years of flying, he never lost a plane. Charles was an avid quail hunter and bass fisherman. He trained bird dogs for many years, being one of the best trainers in Arkansas. He was a full blooded Arkansas Razorback fan. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A graveside service will be held at Memorial Park in Camden 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Visitation will be 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Wednesday at the funeral home

Barbara Ruth Brummett
Barbara Ruth Brummett, 80, of Camden, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Mrs. Brummett was born April 12, 1934 in Gurdon, AR the daughter of Virgil and Lorenia Toland Reed. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Camden and a homemaker. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Reed. Survivors include her husband, Jim B. Brummett of Camden; sons, Ted Brummett and wife, Shelley of Keithville, LA and Rob Brummett and wife, Rachel of Katy, TX; daughter, Beverly Mock and husband, Michael of Jacksonville, TX; sister, Ramona Files and husband, Kenneth of Vilonia, AR; grandchildren, Laura Hickman and husband, John of Ft. Worth, TX, Rachael Berry and husband, Parker of Katy, TX, Justin Brummett and wife, Nicole, Heather Launius and husband, Chad , and Tyler Brummett all of Camden, AR; three great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services for Mrs. Brummett will be1:00 PM Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Files and Rev. Al Green officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Prospect Cemetery near Stephens. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 6:00 until 9:00 PM Monday, February 16, 2015 at the funeral home.

Christopher Hodnett
Christopher Hodnett, age 30, of Chidester, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at his residence. He was a member of White Oak Lake Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother, Terry Phillips and husband, Richard of Camden; stepfather, Edward Escamilla of San Antonio, TX sister, Selina Copeland; brother, Matthew Escamilla and wife, Elizabeth all of Camden; brother, Aaron Viele of Chidester; stepbrother, Josh Phillips and wife, Skye of Camden; and grandmother, Ruth Thornton of Chidester. 
Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Monday, February 16, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home. Micah Mauldin will officiate the service. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lloyd E. Lindsey
Lloyd E. Lindsey, 85, of Camden, AR died Friday, February 13, 2015. He was born May 16, 1929 in Bearden, AR to Everett and Carrie Hopkins Lindsey. He was a devoted husband, father and Christian. He served in the United States Navy from 1946-1947. He graduated from Camden High School in 1949 and graduated from Louisiana Tech University, magna cum laude in 1952 with a B.S. in Accounting. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 1953. 
Mr. Lindsey was majority owner and President of Ouachita Valley Dairy and was a commercial real estate investor and developer including Garden Oaks Shopping Center in Camden. He was active in many civic and political activities and associations. He was a past President of the Ouachita County Boys and Girls Club, Camden Lions Club Man of the Year in 1990, member of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA) from 1998-2007 and Chairman from 2004-2005 and former Treasurer of the Arkansas Republican Party. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church in Camden. Mr. Lindsey was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Frances Freeland and a grandson, Wendell Efird. He is survived by his wife, Cornelia Pryor Lindsey of Camden, son, L. E. Lindsey and wife Ruth Ellen of Camden, daughter Susan Efird and husband Bruce of Mena, AR, son Paul Lindsey and wife Debbie of Camden, son Pryor Lindsey and wife Dawn of Houston, TX, daughter, Mary Ellen Dooley and husband Jay of DeQueen, AR, a sister Helen Lindsey Urrey and husband Tom of Fort Worth, TX, 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, February 16 at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Camden with Dr. Richard Piles officiating. The family will receive friends in the Family Life Center of the church immediately following the service. There will be a committal service at Memorial Park Cemetery after the conclusion of the reception. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or the Ouachita County Boys and Girls Club. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Darnell Davis
Mr. Darnell Davis, 68 of Camden, AR passed away on Wednesday February 4, 2015 at Ouachita County Medical Center. 
Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Lillie Davis. He leaves to cherish his loving memories to his children James Davis of San Jose, CA, Erica Davis of Mountain View, CA, and Angela White of Daly City, CA; brothers Semmer Crow Davis of Camden, AR, Fred Davis of Houston, TX, Johnny Davis of Milwaukee, WI, and Josephus Davis of San Francisco, CA; sisters Wilmertine Johnson, Earnestine Trammell, and Shirley Walker all of Camden, AR; 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday February 13, 2015 at New Mt. Hebron MBC with Rev. Lonnell Moore officiating. Interment will be held in Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday February 12, 2015 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

R.T. Ross
Mr. R.T. Ross, 74 of Camden, AR passed away on Monday February 3, 2014. 
He was preceded in death by his parents James and Sara Ross. Mr. James Ross leaves to cherish his memories to his loving wife Rose Ross of Camden, AR; children Robert Ross, Arthur Ross, Roy Ross, Dennis Ross, Billy Sutton, Eva Ross, Shirley Ross all of Camden, AR, Alfred Smith of Ruston, LA, Jeremiah Sutton of Dallas, TX, Sarah Davis of Shreveport, LA, Sharon Ross and Pamela Cherry both of Texarkana, AR; 27 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 14, 2015 at New Mt. Hebron MBC with Rev. Lonnell Moore officiating. Interment will be held in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday February 13, 2015 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Teena Rene Purvis Hughes
Teena Rene Purvis Hughes, 55 of Thornton died Saturday February 7, 2015 at her home. Born October 18, 1959 at Houston, TX, she was a daughter of the late Millage Wesley Purvis, Jr. and Wanda Zenobia Spear Purvis. 
She is survived by her daughter, Julia Hughes of Manvel, TX; brother, James (Belinda) Purvis of Crosby, TX; sister, Connie (Mark Taylor) Blue of Manvel, TX; nieces, Tabitha Blue of Manvel, TX, Kayla Purvis of Crosby, TX; nephews, Jeffery Blue of Manvel, TX, Michael Purvis of Crosby, TX; three great nephews and one great niece. There will be a memorial service announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. 

Frank L. Bromley
Frank L. Bromley, 92, passed peaceably away on Monday, February 9, 2015. His daughter credits his happiness to his round the clock sitters, Jackie Ross, Vivian Ridley and Michele Richardson. He was a master electrician at Textron in Stratford, CT. He was married to Doris Banta and lived in White Hills, Shelton, CT and later Milford, CT on Silver Sands prior to relocating to Arkansas three years ago. He was a stepfather to Jack and Bill Heigelmann and a father to Daniel Bromley of Milford, CT; twin daughters, Laura Liuzzo of Watertown, CT and Diana Bromley of Camden, AR. 
He was a Marine receiving the following: Purple Heart Medal; Combat Action Ribbon; Presidential Unit Citation - 2 bronze stars; Navy Unit Commendation; Good Conduct Ribbon; American Defense Medal; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic Campaign Medal with 4 bronze stars; and a World War II Victory Medal with one star.

Marcelle Doss Ray
Marcelle Doss Ray, 92, left this temporary home for her eternal home on February 9, 2015. Marcelle was born to Lonnie and Clara Belle (Herring) Doss on November 13, 1922 in New Edinburg, AR. She was of the Cumberland Presbyterian Faith and was the eldest of seven children. Marcelle enjoyed quilting and gave quilts to each of her children and grandchildren, whom she loved very dearly. She spent her past time working in her yard and enjoyed listening to all the creatures that God created. She will be forever loved and forever missed. She was very kind and generous to friends and family alike. 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Rev. Thomas Ray on January 17, 1991. Her brothers, Myles Doss of Little Rock, AR and Ersel Doss of Ft. Worth, TX; and a sister, Jackie Christian of Alexander, AR. She is survived by four children, Jean Treadaway (Kenneth) of Genoa, AR; Jerry Ray (Linda) of Beebe, AR; Brenda Daniel Grimes (Gary) of Camden, AR; and Sissy Burke (Mike) of Wake Village, TX. Nine grandchildren, Tammy Hagelberg (Eric) of Chino Hills, CA; Mark Treadaway of Conway, AR; Angela Benefiel (J.P.) of Genoa, AR; Chad Daniel (Amy) of Paris, TX; Casey Daniel (Michelle) of Little Rock, AR; Mary Beth Shearer of Mayflower, AR; David Ray (Joni) of Harrisonville, MO; Jon Paul Burke of Wake Village, TX and Jason Burke (Tara) of De Witt, AR. Twenty-one great-grandchildren, Lindsey and Kelly Hagelberg; Brandon, Emily and Jonathan Ray, Brooke Wilson, Jill Ragan, Tyler Treadaway, Paul, Laura and Joseph Daniel, Jacob and Sam Benefiel, Hannah, Lydia and Joseph Burke, and Justin, Holly,Chase, Evan and Samuel Ray. One great great grandchild, Maddox Wilson. Brothers, Jerry Vernell Doss (Gail) of Poplar, Bluff, MO and Norris Doss (Mary) of Jacksonville, AR; and one sister, Pat Kingery of Benton, AR. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Bethesda Cemetery. Reverend Garland Skidmore will officiate the services. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. On behalf of the family, they would like to extend a special thanks to, Silver Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation and Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice for their love, care, and compassion for Mrs. Ray. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to OCMC Hospice. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Burnice Hagood Bryant
Burnice Hagood Bryant age 91, of Warren, AR died Thursday, February 5th at the Woods Nursing Center in Monticello, AR. She was born December 9th, 1923 in Bradley County, AR a daughter of the late Oscar Hagood and Dewey York Hagood. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church, she retired from the Hermitage Public Schools working in the lunch room, loved being a seamstress and quilting, as well as being a housewife and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband W.A. Bryant, a daughter Glenda Sherion, a brother Ellis Hagood, a sister Jewell Dean Nichols and a grandson Bill Murphy. She is survived by 2 sons Donny Bryant and spouse Kathy, Wellington, Kansas, and Mark Bryant, Tucson, Arizonia. A daughter Carol Murphy and spouse John, Warren, AR. 3 grandchildren Patricia Wilkinson, Andrew Bryant and Robert Murphy. 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 10:00AM Monday, February 9th at Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Crews officiating. Musicians were Jamie Weaver, Kathy Williams and Phyllis Williams. Burial was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Robert Murphy, Shannon Wilkinson, Andy Bryant, Slade Wilkinson, Gary Smith and Bobby Weaver. Honorary pallbearers were Adult Sunday School Class at Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church Memorials preferred to the Pleasant Valley Cemetery Assoc. C/O James Doggett.

Paul B. Duncan
Paul B. Duncan, age 85, of Hampton, AR died Wednesday February 4, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. Born December 17, 1929 in Calhoun County, AR, a son of the late Doyle Duncan and Edna Blann Duncan he was retired from South Arkansas Phone Co., St. Francis Gravel Co, Saline and Ouachita Valley Livestock, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and member of Canan Baptist Church in Harrell. Survivors are 1 daughter Donna Frank and spouse Gene, Jersey, AR. 3 brothers Lucian Duncan, Harold Duncan and spouse Hattie all of Hampton, AR. Billy Max Duncan, Kilgore, TX. 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Also preceding him in death was a son Richard Dewayne Duncan, brothers Lamar Duncan, Eugene Duncan, Ray Duncan. Funeral service was 1:30 p.m. Sunday February 8, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Ricky Smith and Rev. Robbie Duncan officiating. Dottie Smith was pianist and Don Qualls was soloist. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery at Jersey, AR by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Ronnie Duncan, Marty Duncan, Timothy Duncan, Matthew Duncan, Randy Duncan, David Duncan, Derek Sanders and Chad Swan.

Joe Wallace Key
Joe Wallace
 Key, 77, of North Little Rock died Friday, February 6, 2015 at U.A.M.S. in Little Rock. Joe was born July 11, 1937 in Ouachita County, Arkansas. He served in the Arkansas and Texas National Guard and retired from civil service where he was a heavy equipment mechanic. Joe loved hunting, building custom dog boxes, genealogy, and collecting camark pottery. Joe was a lifelong Church of Christ, baptized at the age of 12, and as long as his health allowed attended the Bearden Church of Christ. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jimmie W. Key and Ruby Tilley Key; and two sisters, Dorothea Key Gurnsey and Lucell Key Lewis. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anna Rogers Key of North Little Rock; two sons, Jimmie Key of North Little Rock, Joe Wesley Key and wife Traci of Rogers; one daughter, Gena Robin Cannon and husband Kelly of Bella Vista; four grandchildren, Samantha Key of Little Rock, Jordan Key of Fayetteville, Jacob Key and LillianaKey both of Rogers. Visitation will be Monday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Bearden. Graveside services will be 11:00 am Tuesday at Chapel Hill Cemetery near Sparkman. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce/Bearden. 

John F. Eeckhoudt
John FEeckhoudt, CMSGT USAF, Ret., born July 13, 1942 in Seattle, WA, died February 3, 2015 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center after a long battle with lung cancer. He was a Vietnam veteran, retiring from the US Air Force after 26 years of service. He was also a member of the Pine Bluff RC Model Airplane Club. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Anne Eeckhoudt of Pine Bluff; sister-in-law, Jo Rogers; nephew Jason Rogers (Heather) and grandnephews, Jacob and Clay Rogers of Pine Bluff; nieces Krista Peppers and her children, Catherine Rose and Sophie Peppers of Conway, and Carlin Reeder and her children, Blaine and Peyton Reeder of Benton, LA; a son; Frank Eeckhoudt of Bangor, PA, and a daughter, Allison "Missy" Rush of Bethlehem, PA. He is also survived by a brother, Jim Eeckhoudt, two sisters, Jeanette Eeckhoudt and Judy Ratner; nine nieces and nephews, all of Seattle, WA. John is also survived by numerous friends and will be truly missed by all. A memorial visitation will be held Saturday February 14, 2015 at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce.

John Richard Hendrick
John Richard Hendrick was born on November 30, 1943 to James and Dorothy Nahlen Hendrick in Atkins, Arkansas. The family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas when the children were small. John and his three brothers all graduated from Little Rock Catholic High School. John received his B. A. from Arkansas State Teachers' College in Conway. He taught high school speech and drama in Little Rock before moving to Camden, where he worked first at Davis Machine and then in the defense industries for many years. John loved his adopted community of Camden and served it in many ways: Boy Scouts, United Fund, Leadership Council, SAU Tech Foundation Board, Relay for Life, South Arkansas Symphony Board, Ouachita County Community Foundation Youth Council, as well as the 1991 Indian Summer AirShow and Pow Wow and the Camden Community Theatre. John also received many commendations from the Camden defense industry such as the National Guard Outstanding Employer Support Award. An active member of Camden First United Methodist Church, John served as many church committees and teams, as well as being a member of the choir and working with young people in the church youth group and Share Singers Organization. In honor of his many contributions to the community, the City of Camden declared August 30, 2010 to be John Hendrick Day. John faced several physical challenges, but in spite of these he continued to live a full and rich life. He received a transplanted kidney from his bother Bob Hendrick in August of 1986. He and Bob were involved in the Transplant Games, an annual track and field event for organ transplant patients, for several years during the 1990's. John is remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend whose kindness, passion for learning, and gentle spirit continues to inspire those who knew him. John is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, his first wife, Carol Dian Hendrick and his brother, Bob Hendrick. He is survived by his second wife, Berniece Hendrick; his daughter, Lillian and her husband, Kermit Poling; his son, Robert and his wife, Ani and grandson, Desi Hendrick; his brother, Jim and his wife, Fran; his brother, Edward; his sister-in-law, Ginger; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Monday, February 9, 2015 at First United Methodist Church with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Martha Sue Taylor
Martha Sue Taylor, age 73, of Hamburg died February 5, 2015 at her home. She was born December 5, 1941 to Thomas Jefferson and Linnie Sue Goodwin Garner. She was a member of Elliott Baptist Church. She loved her grandchildren. 
She is survived by her husband, Dan Taylor of Hamburg; daughter, Melanie Tubbs and husband, Trey of Hamburg; stepdaughters, Dani Neal and husband, Derek of Wiesbaden, Germany and Danya Roselle and husband, Eric of Columbia, MO; grandchildren, Colt Tubbs and Emma Tubbs both of Hamburg; stepgrandchild, Sam Neal; sisters, Margaret Bird and husband, Denver of Louann and Vera Parker of Fordyce; and a host of nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12-1:30 PM Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, #1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kecia Leva Neal
Ms. Kecia Leva Neal, 46 of Camden, AR passed away on Monday February 2, 2015 at Ouachita County Medical Center. 
Ms. Kecia Neal leaves to cherish her loving memories to her parents Joe Willie and Mary Foreman both of Camden, AR; daughter Deitra Easter of Little Rock, AR; sisters Tasha McIntosh of Camden, AR and Erron Strickland of Pooler, GA; brother Audrey Tatum of Camden, AR; one grandchild Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday February 7, 2015 at Connection International. Interment will be held in Eternal Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday February 6, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Lawrence E. Robertson
Mr. Lawrence E. Roberson, 67 of Camden, AR passed away on Sunday February 1, 2015. 
Mr. Lawrence Roberson was preceded in death by his parents Eddie and Mattie Roberson; brother Carl Roberson. Mr. Lawrence Roberson leaves to cherish his memories to his loving wife Lenora Roberson of Camden, AR; daughter Christi Beavers of Little Rock, AR; brother Freeman Roberson of Tempe, AZ; two grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 7, 2015 at St. James AME. Interment will be held in Eternal Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday February 6, 2015 from 12-4 p.m. and a wake from 5-6 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Monica Danelle Mitchell
Monica Danelle Mitchell, 36 of Camden, AR passed away on Tuesday January 20, 2015 at St. Vincent in Hot Springs, AR. Monica Mitchell leaves to cherish her loving memories to her husband Rickey Mitchell of Camden, AR; daughters Rikayah Mitchell of Camden, AR and Brittney Mitchell of Magnolia, AR; mother Birdo Ann Green of Camden, AR; sister Johnetta Green of Camden, AR Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 7, 2015 at New Mt. Hebron MBC with Bishop Phillip Gordon officiating. Interment will be held in Jones Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday February 6, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Billie Lou (Jones) Doherty
Billie Lou (Jones) Doherty, 54, of Camden, AR, died February 4, 2015, with her family by her side. Mrs. Doherty was born October 2, 1960, in Fordyce, AR, to Billy and Louise Jones. She attended Fairview High School in Camden, AR. She enjoyed trips to Hot Springs, Razorback Football, and spending time with her family, especially her two grandsons, whom she adored. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Michard Doherty; two daughters, Michelle Doherty and Kristi Ward and husband, Nick all of Hot Springs, AR; her grandsons, Cooper Ward and Cannon Ward both of Hot Springs; and three sisters, Dianne Cordell and husband, Jerry of Hampton and Barbie Nowlin and husband, Paul of Camden, and Jennifer Bailey of Houston, TX and other extended family and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Billy and Louise Jones. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Saturday at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in White Oak Cemetery. Rev. Carl Tillery will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William R. (Bill) Glover
William R. (Bill) Glover, 84, flew into his Lord’s arms on February 3, 2015. He was born to Edward and Annie Glover in Warren, AR on June 21, 1930. He graduated from Warren High School and then moved to Camden to be the assistant manager of the Rialto Theater. He then retired after 23 years of service with the Camden Fire Department as Assistant Chief. He also worked at Camark Sporting Goods and Western Auto until he totally retired. He was a faithful and active member of the Chidester Baptist Church for the last 12 years. Mr. Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Reba Beaver Glover; his parents; and a great-granddaughter, Nicole O’Keefe. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Johnson Glover, formerly of Warren, AR; a daughter, Barbara Loretz (Michael) of Austin, AR; two sons, Terry Glover (Patti) of Chidester, AR and James Scott Glover of Camden, AR; grandchildren, Todd O’Keefe, Mary Kaye Glover Beasley, Jennifer O’Keefe Spears (Ronnie) and Taylor Glover; great grandchildren Chase Beasley, Katelynn, Bre, and Ashlynn O’Keefe, Lilly Spears, and Daisy and Dakota Glover; brothers-in-law Duane Beaver and Rudy Allen of Chidester, AR, Don Souter of Taylor, AR and Larry Brian (Irene) of Camden, AR; sisters-in-law Kathy Robertson of Chidester, AR and Judy Elliott of Magnolia, AR. He leaves behind many family members, church members and friends that were so important to him during his life. A special thank you goes to Dr. Kane in Little Rock and his nurse Linda and Hospice of El Dorado. The family deeply thanks all of the friends that helped during this illness. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Ken Key officiating followed by interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Larry Dale Osgood
Larry Dale Osgood, age 49, of Warren, AR, died Saturday January 31, at Bradley County Medical Center. Born March 2, 1965 in Lawton, OK, a son of the late Charles Patton Osgood, SR, and Edna Mae Marshall Osgood he was a carpenter and a Baptist. Survivors are his wife Barbara Kay Norris Osgood whom he married May 27, 1987. 2 daughters Kimberly Osgood and Kelley Leigh Osgood Bethea and spouse Wesley all of Warren, AR. 2 brothers Robert Steven Osgood, Seattle, WA, and Charles Patton Osgood, Jr., Pottsville, AR. 1 sister Christine Denise Osgood, Seattle, WA. His mother in law Shirley Norris, Warren, AR, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 1:30 p.m. Thursday February 5, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial Prosperity Cemetery at Pansy by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday February 4, at Frazer’s.

Billy C. Strickland, Sr.
Billy
 CStricklandSr. of Hampton died Friday January 30, 2015 at the Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. Born January 21, 1931 in Calhoun County, he was a son of the late Doyle and Mallo Blann Strickland. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Victory Baptist Church in Hampton. He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Strickland
He is survived by his wife, Martha Z. Strickland of Hampton; children, Linda Holder (Patrick) of Hatfield, AR,Billy "Bubba" Strickland (Dianne) of Hampton, Thomas (Cindy) Strickland of Hampton; sisters, Mercille Buck of Crossett, Shirley Goodson of Potosi, MO; six grandchildren, Kirk Holder of Greenville, TX, Aaron Holder of Hatfield, AR, Cody Strickland of Hampton, Andrew Strickland of Arkadelphia, Keith Strickland of Hampton, Heath Strickland of Parkers Chapel, AR nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at Victory Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Raines officiating. Burial will follow at Means Cemetery. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Hampton/Fordyce.

Cherie V. "Boots" Wisinger
Cherie
 V. "Boots" Wisinger, 91, of White Hall died Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She started her journey through life near Elkins, West Virginia on November 1, 1923. 

She moved to the state of Washington in 1931. The lady she lived with could not support her, so she spent her growing up years living from family to family. 
In 1942, World War II sent a lot of soldiers to Fort Lewis, near Tacoma, WA. She met and married a soldier from Fordyce, AR, Grady Brown. In 1943 she moved to Arkansas. She later married Otis Lee Jacobs of Fordyce, AR. 

Lenora Elizabeth Anderson
Lenora Elizabeth Anderson, age 86, of Smackover passed away January 30, 2015 at LifeTouch Hospice in El Dorado. Lenora was born August 30, 1928 in Murfeesboro, AR to William Fletcher and Jessie Mae McMillen Kizzia. She was the salutatorian of the last graduating class of Standard Umpstead High School, class of 1946, where she was a starting forward for the basketball team. While a senior, she married James Harold Wilkins. They went to the justice of the peace after a basketball game, dressed in white overalls, then came home and told their parents. From that point forward, they were allowed to sit together on the basketball bus for away games. Together they had three children, Shirley, Butch and Billy, before Harold passed away at the age of 38. In 1968, she married Sammie Anderson, and together, they celebrated the birth of grandchildren and then their great-grands. Sammie built her the country home of her dreams, and it was the welcoming center for the family. There, she was the human mom for a host of animals including Bambi, Happy, Torch, D.O.G and Dawn. Lenora was a homemaker all her life. She was a member of Joyce City Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher for her children and their friends. She was a member of the Arkansas State Women’s Bowling Association, and encouraged (forced) her family and friends to join her team, where she was always team captain and carried the highest average. In 2003, she was honored by the ASWBA for competing in 25 straight state bowling tournaments. She competed until 2006 when health issues forced her retirement from the sport. She was an avid competitor - bowling, badminton, cards or farkle - she played to win. In her later years, she was known to change the rules of a card game for her benefit “because it was her house”. She cheered for the Buckaroos and the Razorbacks - football, basketball, tennis, all sports - and she cheered loud. She was a safe haven for her grandchildren. Everyone was welcome at Lenora’s house, and you were always greeted with a big hug and kiss, whether she knew you or not. Lenora was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, James Harold Wilkins, Sr., her son, William Michael (Billy) Wilkins and two brothers, Elbert Kizzia and Fletcher Kizzia. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Sammie Anderson, her children, Shirley Ann (Billy) Neal of Hot Springs, and James Harold “Butch” (Ann) Wilkins, Jr. of Smackover; five grandchildren, Angi (Shane) Gibbons of Calion, Mike Neal of Hot Springs, Allison (Chuck) Temple of Junction City, Alicia (Brad) Risinger of Spearsville, LA and Krissi (Kelly) Harrell of Alexander; eleven great grand-children, Hunter Wilson, Zane Wilson, Tyler Gibbons, Charly Ann Temple, Jaxon Temple, Wyatt Risinger, Holland Risinger, Henley Risinger, Britani Williams, Katelyn Harrell and Alex Wineland; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family. A celebration visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb 4th from 5-7 pm at her dream home, 1713 Mt. Holly Hwy, Smackover. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society/Grammi’s Gang, 1100 N. University, Ste 255, Little Rock, AR 72207 or UCAPS, 1000 Sunset Rd, El Dorado, AR 71730.

Juanita Bailey
Juanita Bailey, 83, of Camden, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Baptist Health in Little Rock. She was born on January 30, 1932 to Floyd and Etta Mae Carter. She was a devout Christian of Baptist faith and a member of Mt. Holly Community Church. Juanita loved her family and supported them in whatever adventure they were taking on. She enjoyed being a caregiver for people who were not fortunate enough to be healthy as herself. She always instilled faith, hope, love and family in all of us. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Bailey; son, Rickey Bailey; granddaughter, Tina Louise; parents, Floyd and Etta Mae Jackson Carter and sister, Irene Lowe. Mrs. Bailey is survived by her daughter, Sherri Betts and husband, Greg; sister, Faye Martin and husband, Ronnie; grandsons, Shane Betts and wife, Jimna, Brandon Betts; great-grandsons, Tripper Betts, Bradyn Betts and Brody Betts; great-granddaughters, Anna and Melaney Slack. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, February 2, 2015 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Dr. Jimmy Burks will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Sunday the funeral home. The family will be at 572 Call Street. The family request that memorials be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202

Olga Jean (Gilbert) Pierce
Olga Jean (Gilbert) Pierce, 88, of Camden, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 12:05AM in the Medical Center at El Dorado, AR. Born on April 07, 1926 in Harrell, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Jube and Myrtie (Davis) Gilbert. She married Carl Pierce, Jr. on March 27, 1954 in Camden. He preceded her in death on September 25, 1986. She retired from International Paper Company, Bag-Pak Division, after 22 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and a member of First Assembly of God Church in Camden. She loved to crochet afghans for all her family and friends and being outdoors in nature, where she embraced solitude. She is survived by her sons, Charles Edward Pierce of Bethalto, IL and Gilbert La Monte Pierce of Camden, AR; two granddaughters, Courtney Nicole Pierce of Bethalto, IL and Jeana Carlene Pierce of Camden, AR; two great grandsons, Ryan and Colton. Also, a brother, John Edward Gilbert of Camden, AR. Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents, along with her sister, Louise Tullos/Word. Visitation will be held from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at First Assembly of God Church. Services will be immediately following visitation at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery in Harrell, AR. Reverends Mike Tullos, Carl Tillery and Greg Sanders will be officiating. Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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