Maxine Hankwitz, age 94 of Camden, AR, died Thursday, December 1, 2016. She was born August 31, 1922 in Mt. View, AR. A daughter of the late Clarence and Essie Anderson. She was a lifelong member of Fairview United Methodist Church, retired from Safeway, where she was employed for many years. She always had a smile on her face, was hard working, kind hearted, and always put others before herself. She was greatly loved and respected by all who knew her. Her sense of humor and love of life influenced everyone who was blessed enough to meet her. She will be missed more than can be expressed. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Arlo; daughter, Karen Hughes; son-in- laws, John Floyd Hughes and Bill Jackson; grandson, John Brooks Hughes; brother, Glen Anderson. Maxine is survived by her daughters, Sue Jackson of Bearden, Dianne Bird and husband Bill of West Palm Beach, FI., sister, Betty Avey; brother Jimmy Anderson and wife, Ruth ; sister-in-law, Nancy Anderson all of Mt View, AR. Grandchildren, Chris Hughes and Cheryl Davis of Camden, Kathy Jackson of Houston, TX, Matthew Jackson of Corpus Christi, TX, Toni Bird of West Palm Beach, FL, 3 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A special thanks to her caregivers, Bobbie Sheffield, Ethel McDonald, Shirley Slaughter and Velinda Ryan. Funeral service will be 2 PM Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend Allen Crum will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 1 PM until service time Sunday at funeral home. Memorials may be made to FUMC.
Mary Ann Anders Porter
Mary Ann Anders Porter, age 79, of Camden, AR, passed away on November 25, 2016, at Silver Oaks in Camden, Arkansas. Mary Ann Porter is survived by her Daughter, Traci Porter Caldwell and husband Mike Caldwell, of Camden, Arkansas; her Sister, Pamela Anders Paul and husband Larry Paul, of Madison, Virginia; her Niece Angela Berry and husband Eric Berry, and children Jennifer Rohde, Tristan Rohde, of Madison, Virginia; her nephew Stephen Paul and partner Catrina Cole, their son Leeland Paul, of Culpeper, Virginia. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Opal Wolfe Anders, of Camden, Arkansas. Mary Ann Porter was born on April 14, 1937 in Jersey, Arkansas to parents Lee and Opal Wolfe Anders. She graduated from LaPorte High School in LaPorte, Texas. Her father worked for Western Geophysical on a Seismograph crew, which drilled for oil, so the family moved all over the U. S. Due to this Ann went to 50 different schools. When Ann moved to Camden in 1968 she worked at Camden Manufacturing, and then went to work for Dr. Livingston until he died. She then worked many years for Dr. J. L. Dedman until he retired. After this she worked at Camden Medical Supply until she retired. She was a member of Fairview Road Baptist Church. Her family and friends will always remember her as a beautiful, kind, very loving and sweet person. Pall Bearers are: Bill Beard, Chris Carlin, David Carlin, Josh Jeffus, Neil Matkin, Jake Scrape, Randy Scrape, Stephen Paul. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 3, at Frazer Funeral Home in Warren. Burial in Shady Grove Cemetery at Jersey, AR, by Frazer’s. Visitation will be Friday December the 2nd from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM at Fairview Road Baptist Church in Camden, AR by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Online guest register www.frazerfuneralhome.com
Travis Wayne Armstrong
Travis Wayne Armstrong, age 58, of Starbuck, Washington (Banks, AR) died Friday, November 11 in Kennewick, Washington. Born November 09, 1958 in El Dorado, Arkansas, a son of the late Julius Armstrong and Wanda Whittington Armstrong. He served his country in the United States Air Force and worked for the United States Army Corp of Engineers. Also, preceding him in death was one son Stephen Armstrong, two brothers Perry Armstrong and Mitchell E. Heath, one granddaughter Jazmine Armstrong-Adams and one uncle Perry B. Armstrong. Survivors include two daughters Samantha Houston (Brandon) Little Rock, Arkansas and Stephanie Fritts (Rusty) Warren, Arkansas. Five grandchildren Travis Felicetty, Izabella Adams, Brayton Houston, Brynton Houston and Brynlee Houston. One cousin Latonia Jantosik (Steve), one nephew Ian Heath, one great cousin Jessica Jantosik, one niece Michelle Heath Baggett and three great nieces Alexys, Jordyn and Kylee. Graveside service was 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19 at McFarland Cemetery in Banks, with Rev. Michael Gardner officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Steven Jantosik, Brandon Houston, Gabe Houston, Shaun Adams, Keaton Hudson, and Dallas Hays.
Bonnie Marie Dews
Bonnie Marie Dews, age 82, passed from this life on November 24, 2016, following a courageous battle with cancer. She is the daughter of Samuel Jefferson Pratt and Mamie Mae Pratt, both of whom have also gone on to their rewards. Bonnie is survived by five children, Anita Stafford of Camden, Randy Stafford and Carmelita of Nashville, Tenn., Mike Dews and Rhonda of Camden, Mark Dews and Sharon of Marshall, Texas and Karen Breseman of Malvern; five grandchildren, Dustin Stafford of Camden, Sydny Burnett and Kelvis of Memphis, Brooklyn Love of Memphis, Sam Stafford of Nashville, Addison Stafford of Nashville; and great-grandchildren Libbie and Blayne Stafford of Camden. Her little dog, Shorty, was with her every moment. She is predeceased by her husband, J. B. “Jack” Dews, Jr. and her son, David Allen Stafford. Bonnie Dews was born Oct. 26, 1934, in Prescott, Arkansas; an only child. She was a 1952 graduate of Camden High School. She retired from Performance Chevrolet after 25 years. She was a familiar face around downtown Camden for years as an employee of Usrey Drug Store and Hunnicutt Buick. Bonnie’s family and friends will remember her kindness and compassion, as well as her sweet spirit. Bonnie is a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Camden. Funeral services will be at First Assembly of God Church on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Greg Sanders and the Rev. Buddy Ratliff officiating. Visitation is at Proctor’s Funeral Home this Sunday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Diana Carrol Hargis
Diana Carrol Hargis, 69, of Bearden passed away Saturday, November 19,2016 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Diana was born September 28,1947 in El Dorado, AR. Survivors include her husband, Kerry Hargis of Bearden; daughters, Rebecca Moore and her husband, John of Yorktown, VA, and Marjorie Stamps and husband, Joe of Bearden; and two grandchildren, Mason and Taylor of Yorktown, VA. Diana's family will have a memorial service at a later date. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements.
Travis Wayne Armstrong
Travis Wayne Armstrong, age 58, of Starbuck, Washington died Friday, November 11 in Kennewick, Washington. Born November 09, 1958 in El Dorado, Arkansas, a son of the late Julius Armstrong and Wanda Whittington Armstrong. He served his country in the United States Air Force and worked for the United States Army Corp of Engineers. Also, preceding him in death was one son Stephen Armstrong, two brothers Perry Armstrong and Mitchell E. Heath, one granddaughter Jazmine Armstrong-Adams and one uncle Perry B. Armstrong. Survivors include two daughters Samantha Houston (Brandon) Little Rock, Arkansas and Stephanie Fritts (Rusty) Warren, Arkansas. Five grandchildren Travis Felicetty, Izabella Adams, Brayton Houston, Brynton Houston and Brynlee Houston. One cousin Latonia Jantosik (Steve), one nephew Ian Heath, one great cousin Jessica Jantosik, one niece Michelle Heath Baggett and three great nieces Alexys, Jordyn and Kylee. Graveside service 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19 at McFarland Cemetery. Burial in McFarland Cemetery.
Duane Donald Daws
Duane Donald Daws, age 78, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Life Touch Hospice Care in El Dorado, Arkansas. He was a resident of Sparkman, former resident of Crossett, Arkansas. He was born November 30, 1937 in Sparkman to Jasper and Mae Williams Daws. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jasper and Mae Williams Daws. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carolyn Ann Gaston Daws of Sparkman, 2 sons, Alan Daws (Raetta) of Tacoma, WA and Paul Daws (Elllie) of Crossett, AR. One sister, Gwendolyn Daws of Camden, AR, 5 grandchildren: Teresa Meyers (Josh) of Graham, WA and Sean Daws of Tacoma, WA. Cassie Kelley (Garrett) of Hamburg, AR, Sydney Daws and Jasper Daws of Crossett, AR. 4 great-grand children. Vistation will be at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden on Friday 6:00 – 8:00. Memorial service will be at First Baptist church in Sparkman Saturday at 1:00 PM.
Officiating will be Bro. Max Deaton and Bro. Eric Moffett and Bro. Jim Guthrie. Pallbearers: Percy Goza, Jasper Goza, Bill Daniell, Bill Wilbanks, Irwin Seale, Dan Ellis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FBC Sparkman or FBC Crossett.
John. K. Knight
John K. Knight, 79 of Camden, AR passed away Wednesday, November 09, 2016 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born July 27, 1937 in Chidester, AR to James O. and Henrietta Evans Knight. He was a Baptist by faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Roberta Jane Knight; daughter, Janie Sue Knight; brother, James H. Knight; sister, Dixie Clack; and one grandson, Brian Gentry. He is survived by his sons, John Wayne Knight and wife, Millie of Falcon, AR and James Knight and wife, Sonya of Crossett, AR; daughter, Jennifer Davis and husband, Jeff of Camden, AR; ten grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; brothers, Marion Knight and wife, Linda of Lexington, TX, Curt Knight and wife, Julie of Vail, AZ, Jimmy Knight and wife, Cathy of Mimbres, NM, Rick Knight of Gainesville, MO; and sisters, Beula Oxford of Lonsdale, AR and Edna Mitchell of Hot Springs, AR. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the account of Prayers for Oakley Nimmo at Farmer's Bank and Trust or Bank of Bearden. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery at Sparkman, AR. The family will receive friends from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Saturday at the funeral home. Bro. Al Green will officiate the services. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Lola Evans-Clemons, age 72, of Camden, AR passed away on November 1, 2016. She was born September 29, 1944 in Marianna, AR and accepted Christ into her life as her savior in 1953. She was a Thornton High School graduate, where she enjoyed playing basketball for the Red Devils. Lola's greatest joy came from taking care of her children and grandchildren, as well as sewing, canning, and quilting. She worked at numerous places including The Bagpak, First National Bank, General Dynamics, and Gilchrist Bag. In addition, Lola almost always had a project of some kind in the works. Lola was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Evans, Brother, Billy Jack Evans, and Sisters, Grace Bradshaw and Lynn Keown. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ralph Clemons, Son, Stanley Clemons (Pam), Daughters, Kellie Stafford (Shane), and Mandy Keesaer, 9 Grandchilren and 7 Great-Grandchildren, as well as Brothers, Tommy Evans (Betty), Wayland Evans (Lynette), Larry Evans (Holly), Gary Evans (Linda), and Sisters, Mary Beth Chambliss, Maxine Martin (Larry), Lou Ann Moore (James), Joyce Key (Tommy). Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00-8:00PM with funeral service at 2:00PM Thursday at Proctor Funeral Home. Burial in Salem Cemetery.
Hughie Michael Freeman
Hughie Michael Freeman, 68, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016. Mr. Freeman was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his parents, Hughie Elmer and Clara Marie Reading Freeman. Mr. Freeman is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Sandra Freeman of Camden, AR; a son, Michael Freeman (Craig Jarvis) of Shreveport, LA; two daughters, Rhonda May (Dallas) of Camden, AR and Teresa McCann (Steve) of Camden, AR; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a brother, Bernie Freeman of Camden, AR. 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 10:00 Thursday at Proctor Funeral Home.
Gerald Garmany, age 70, of Louann was a loving husband and a loving father and loved the Lord. He was one of the last real cowboys there is. He loved being able to teach and show people how things were done the old country ways. Gerald loved being on his farm with his wife tending and caring for many of their farm animals. He will be greatly missed here but we will forever keep him near in our hearts. We will one day meet again with our savior. Mr. Garmany was a member of Camden First Assembly of God Church, the Circle C Riding Club of Camden and the Cattle Club. He is preceded in death by his parents, G. T. “Jack” and Orba Newman Garmany and sister, Margaret Louise Garmany. Survivors include his wife, Pat Garmany of Louann; sons, Chaney Garmany of Louann and Dirk Garmany and wife, Holly of Springhill, LA; sisters, Rosalyn Stephens of Camden and Ranelda Sanders and husband, Alton of Louann; five grandchildren and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Hugh Percy Crain
Hugh Percy Crain, 71 of Camden, died Thursday at the Ouachita County Medical Center. He was born November 12, 1944 to the late Osborn Wilson and Inez G. Anderson Crain. Mr. Crain is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Osborn Erby, Harry Lavern, Jackie Paul and Austin Crain and sisters, Evelyn Virginia Lester, Margie May Crain and Linda Jewel Mendenhall. Mr. Crain is survived by his brother, John Summers Crain and wife, Hilda, sister, Patty Womack both of Chidester and a host of nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday at Crain Cemetery under the direction of Proctor Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Junius Beverly "Jack" Jews, Jr.
Junius Beverly “Jack” Dews, Jr., age 85, passed from this life on Thursday, Oct. 20, following a battle with cancer. He is the son of J.B. “Jack” Dews, Sr. and Mary Miller Dews, both of whom have also gone on to their rewards. Jack is survived by his wife of 48 years, Bonnie Marie Dews of Camden, and his brother, Joe “Cooter” Dews of Springhill, Louisiana; five children, Karen Breseman of Malvern, Anita Stafford of Camden, Mike Dews and Rhonda of Camden, Randy Stafford and Carmelita of Nashville, Tenn., and Mark Dews and Sharon of Marshall, Texas; seven grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews,and his side-kick, Shorty. He is predeceased by three siblings, Loraine Watson – sister, LaVonne Davis – sister, and Lawrence Edward “Mac” Dews. Mr. Dews was born Sept. 8, 1931, in Mount Holly, Arkansas. He entered the Naval Reserve in 1948 where he remained until 1957. He then served with the Camden Police Department for 20 years where he retired as a lieutenant. He entered public office when he ran for sheriff of Ouachita County, winning that election and continuing as sheriff for eight years. Jack is a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Camden. Funeral services will be at First Assembly of God Church on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Greg Sanders officiating. The family will receive friends at Proctor Funeral Home on Monday from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM.
Sis. Delois Battle
Sis. Delois Battle, 87 of Hampton, AR passed away on Monday October 17, 2016 in Hot Springs, AR. She was preceded in death by her parents Sidney and Mandy Johnson. Sis. Delois leaves to cherish her precious memories to her children Bishop Chester Thompson of Camden, AR, John Thompson, Keith Thompson, and Deloris Robinson all of Hampton, AR, Larry Thompson of Cincinnati, OH, Jimmy Thompson of Fordyce, AR, Anna Neal Chew-Coday of Memphis, TN and Jacqueline Thompson of Harrell, AR; brothers AL Johnson and Olen Johnson both of Cincinnati, OH, and Chester Johnson of Hattiesburg, MS; sisters Mable Sumler of Hampton, AR, Margaret Ganter of Chicago, IL, Frances Hampton of Fontana, CA, and Nancy Schwade of Las Vegas, NV; 23 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday October 22, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Harrell, AR with Bishop John Daniels officiating. Interment will be held in Macedonia Cemetery in Hampton, AR. Visitation will be held on Friday October 21, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.
Ms. Anna Elizabeth Patterson
Ms. Anna Elizabeth Patterson, 68 of Camden, AR passed away on Sunday October 16, 2016 in Little Rock, AR. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Ora Reed. Ms. Anna leaves to cherish her precious memories to her children William Reed and Myra Gunter both of Camden, AR; brothers Charles Reed and Luther Reed both of Camden, AR, and Thomas Reed of Texarkana, AR; sister Shirley Reed of Little Rock, AR; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday October 22, 2016 at Zion Hill MBC with Rev. B. C. Jones officiating. Interment will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday one prior to funeral.
Sue Starr, 65, of Locust Bayou passed away peacefully at her residence Tuesday. Sue was a devoted Christian, mother and sister and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Sue is preceded in death by her parents, George Merle and Evelyn Nell Dickinson, husband, Ronald Starr, sons, Johnathan Eugene and Travis Waine Walker, brothers, Jimmy, Billy George, Stephen Ray, Edwin and Charles Dickinson, sister, Patricia Ann Elmore and nephew, Bobby Joe Thompson. Survivors include her daughters, Orie Lindsey and husband, David of Hot Springs, AR, Shannon Means and husband, Kevin of Hampton, AR, grandsons, Tory Walker, Jonathan Lindsey, Bradley Means and Caleb Lindsey, great-grandson, Benjamin Cole Means, sisters, Sandra Dickinson, Brenda Thompson and husband, Larry Joe and Beverly Hodges and husband, Butch, sisters and brother in Christ, Carolyn and David McClendon and Natasha Avant, a host of nieces and nephews and the Starr family. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday at Calvary Baptist Church with Reverend Don Phillips officiating. The family will receive friends at Proctor Funeral Home Thursday 6:00 until 8:00 PM.
Ricky Dewayne Sanders
Ricky Dewayne Sanders, age 60, of New Edinburg, AR, died Sunday, October 16, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. Born January 9, 1956, in Warren, AR, he was a retired I.T. Manager for Potlatch Corporation and Anthony Timberlands. Ricky was a member and deacon of Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church where he had served as a Sunday School teacher since the mid 1970’s and music director for many years. He was also a volunteer fireman. Preceding him in death was his father Curtis Elon Sanders. Survivors are his wife Wanda Wagnon Sanders whom he married May 25, 1979. Two sons Chad Sanders and spouse Laura of New Edinburg, AR, and Justin Sanders and spouse Paige of Sheridan, AR. His mother Nell Sanders Reaves of Warren, AR. One brother Jimmy Sanders and spouse Ruby of Hermitage, AR. Two grandchildren Chloe Sanders and Callie Sanders both of New Edinburg, AR, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 19, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Anthony Williams and Rev. Steve Schmidt officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Bob Haygood, Gary Haygood, Tim West, Jerry West and Jimmy Pennington sang. Burial was in Reaves Cemetery near New Edinburg, AR, by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Wade Wagnon, Russell Sanders, Kelley Goudelock, Randy Sanders, Ray Sanders and Daniel Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church Deacon Board and members of County Line Fire Department. Memorials preferred to County Line Fire Department, 177 Bradley 8 North, Warren, AR, 71671.
Joy Ann Henry
Joy Ann Henry age 86, of Warren, AR died Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello, AR. She was born February 14th, 1929 in Camden, AR a daughter of the late Charles Hutton and Mamie Brownell Hutton. She was a graduate of the Camden Public Schools, a retired nurse with 40 years of service and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Warren, AR. She was also preceded in death by her husband Smead Henry whom she married October 4th, 1952 and he died September 23rd, 1997 after 64 years of marriage. A brother Charles A. Hutton, Jr, 2 sisters Allean Layton and Margie Speers and 2 grandchildren Pamela Ann Blankenship and Gracie Wry all proceeded her in death. She is survived by 2 sons, John Henry and spouse Barbara, Warren, AR and Charles Wry, Marion, VA. A daughter Mamie Ruth Blankenship, Bardstown, KY. 14 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral services 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 18th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Gary Carter officiating. Burial in Union Hill Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 12:30 PM till service time on Tuesday at Frazer’s Funeral Home.
Paul Richard Evans
Paul Richard Evans age 72 of Camden, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016, on succumbing to his battle with glioblastoma multiforme. He approached his battle with cancer as he did everything in life, with determination, persistence, and passion. Paul was born on January 23, 1944 to Girland Edward Evans and Earnestine Evie Wallace Evans. He graduated from Fairview High School in 1961 and went on to work for International Paper Company for 42 years. Paul is preceded in death by his parents, Girland Edward Evans and Evie Earnestine Wallace Evans, and his grandparents, Luther Wallace and Sophia Wallace. Paul was an avid antique car enthusiast, enjoyed football, and most of all, a devoted husband to his loving wife, Treva. Paul is survived by his wife, Treva Manning Ezell Evans; son, Paul Brent Evans; two granddaughters, Chelsea Evans and Alex Evans; one grandson, Eli Wallace Evans; and one great grandson, Damian Johnson. He is also survived by one brother, Robert Todd Evans and sister-in-law, Bobbi Evans; two stepsons, Robert Ezell and James Ezell; two step-granddaughters, Sarah Ezell and Rebecca Carter; and two step grandsons, Hunter Ezell and Scott Ezell. He is also survived by his Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Wilbert and Inez Manning; a sister-in-law, Teresa Manning Fritz and a brother-in-law, Tom Fritz, as well as a brother-in-law, William Manning and his wife, Janice. Paul leaves several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Camden. Bro Gerald Castleberry, a family friend will officiate. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.
Joe Morton, 70, of Camden died peacefully at his home Friday. Mr. Morton was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for over 15 years and had retired from the Cotton Belt Railroad. He was born September 30, 1946 in Hope, AR to the late Lex and Louise Hill Morton. Mr. Morton is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Tommy Morton. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Morton, son Scott Morton and wife, Kim , daughter, Debbie Beasley and husband Joe Paul, grandson, Ben Beasley and wife/granddaughter in love Beth and granddaughter, Katie Bateman all of Camden. The family will receive friends at Proctor Funeral Home Sunday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. A graveside service will be held 3:00 PM Monday at Lakeside Cemetery in Stamps, AR with Jonathan Wolfe officiating. The family would like to thank Doctor’s Home Healthcare and the Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice. Memorials may be made to the Gideon’s International and the Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice.
Charles David Howard
Charles David Howard of Bearden, AR went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Ouachita County Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his mother, Rose Howard; his brother, Winky Howard; and his son, Matt Cowles. He is survived by his wife of 26 wonderful years, Brenda C. Howard; his father, Charles "Chuck" Howard; his sister, Brenda Strange, and Trudi Word (David); his daughters, Brooke Parker (Allan), Karri Billingsley (Devin); and son, Benjamin M. Cowles (Mary). He leaves behind fourteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; four nieces; two nephews; and one special nephew who was always there to help him with anything, "Wesley". The family will receive friends at Charles Howard's house at 163 Ouachita 583 in Bearden on Thursday and Friday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM and also on Sunday from 1:00PM until time of service at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday at Proctor Funeral Home.
Thomas Eugen Elmore
Thomas Eugene Elmore, 64, of Hot Springs, AR, formerly of Camden, AR, passed away on October 10, 2016. He served and retired as a Major in the USAF and as Director of Information Systems at National Park Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Whitfield and Duffie Elrene Elmore. He is survived by his wife, Margaret A. Elmore; sons, Thomas Jathan Elmore and wife, Britney, Robert B. Stinnett, and Thomas T. Stinnett and wife, Lindsey; grandchildren, Thomas Ethan Elmore, Cayden Riley Elmore, Brandon C. Stinnett, Lyra Kathrine Stinnett, and Lincoln Kathleen Stinnett; sister, Barbara D. Stone and husband, Lee; brother, Edward C. Elmore and wife, Theresa along with many nieces and nephews. Thomas was loved by many including former service friends and National Park Medical Center coworkers. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Friday, October 14, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jeff Krisell officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Horeb Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden, AR from 6:00-8:00 PM.
Christopher Wesley Gosvenor
Christopher Wesley Gosvenor, 16 of Bentonville, AR, died Friday, October 7, 2016.He was born August 27,2000 in Colorado Springs, CO. He is preceded in death by his two great-grandfathers, C.W. Johnson and Jerald Gosvenor. He is survived by his mother, Amber Ingram of Bentonville, AR; brother, Jayden Ingram of Bentonville, AR; sister, Analeise Gosvenor of Bentonville, AR; grandparents, Dwayne Gosvenor and wife, Tracie of Houston, TX, Annette Doss and husband, Charlie of McNeil, grandfather, Scott Ford of Camden, AR; great-grandparents, Marie Bussell and husband, Kenneth of Camden, AR , Ruth Johnson of Camden, AR; two uncles, Matt Gosvenor of Houston, TX and Blake Gosvenor of East Camden, AR. Visitation will be 6-8p.m. Thursday, at Proctor Funeral Home. Memorial service will be 5p.m. Friday, at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel.
Mary Ann Bridges
Mary Ann Bridges, 88, of Camden went to her heavenly home on October 6, 2016 at Ouachita County Medical Center. By her side was her caregiver of the last 31 years, her sister-in-law, Marilyn Bridges. Mary was born on January 20, 1928 in Locust Bayou and lived there prior to moving to Camden. She loved the color red, jewelry, fishing, and her family, especially her great, great nieces, Lexi and Liza Browning. She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Bridges of Camden, AR and Nancy Bridges of New Freedom, PA; three nieces, Rhonda Gifford (Jim) of Hot Springs, AR, Debbie Hunter (Bob) of Baltimore, MD and DeAnza Watt (William Stratton) of Lafayette, LA; two nephews, Erwin Bridges (Paula) of Camden, AR and Danny Bridges of Shrewsbury, PA; four great nieces and two great great nieces. Preceding her in death are her parents, Erwin and Maude Bridges; three brothers, John, Colin and Ralph Bridges, and a sister, Jerry Maude Bridges. Graveside service will be Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Lakeside Cemetery. The family will have visitation 9:30 to 10:00 AM Saturday at the cemetery.
Juanita Atkins Ford
Juanita Atkins Ford, age 88, of Warren, AR, died Thursday, September 29, in Fayetteville, AR. Born December 4, 1927, in Fayette, AL, a daughter of the late Buford Eugene Atkins and Rette Mae Shepherd Atkins she was a homemaker, a member of First Baptist Church and the widow of Henry Ford who died October 12, 1999. They were united in marriage December 25, 1946. Survivors are one daughter June Lawrence and spouse John of Fayetteville, AR. One brother Glynn Atkins of Dumas, AR. Three grandchildren John Hardy Lawrence, III, of Rogers, AR, David Lawford Lawrence and KeShawn Chism both of Fayetteville, AR. Four great-grandchildren Gabriel Lawrence and Asher Lawrence both of Fayetteville, AR, Elizabeth Lawrence and Caleb Lawrence both of Rogers, AR. Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 8, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Jim Hall officiating. Active pallbearers will be John Hardy Lawrence, III, David Lawford Lawrence, KeShawn Chism and John Hardy Lawrence, Jr. Arrangements are by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Memorials preferred to First Baptist Church; 310 South Main St; Warren, AR, 71671, or Bradley County Veterans Museum; 210 North Main St; Warren, AR, 71671.
Anna Elizabeth Parker Hawkins
Anna Elizabeth Parker Hawkins, 102, passed away October 4, 2016 in Texarkana, AR. She was born September 6, 1914 in Camden, AR to William and Lula Sharp Parker. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry H. Hawkins; grandson, Richard Kyle Hawkins; sister, Mary Lou Parker; and son-in-law, Bobby G. Williams. She is survived by her son, William Richard “Bill” Hawkins and wife, Carol Anne of Camden, AR; daughter, Lynda Anne Williams of Texarkana, AR; granddaughter, Cyndy L. Rider and husband, Thomas of Texarkana, AR; and granddaughter, Jamie H. Garrett and husband, Jim of Texarkana, AR. Visitation will be Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Texarkana Funeral Home from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at the Texarkana Funeral Home (Arkansas) location. A Graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, October 7, 2016 at Greenwood Cemetery in Camden, AR. Thomas Rider will officiate the services. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Arthur E. Feirl
Arthur E. Feirl, 81, of Camden, AR passed away at Ouachita County Medical Center on September 30, 2016. He was a Veteran that proudly served his country. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ursula Margaret Feirl; sons, David E. Feirl and Duane E. Feirl; and daughter, Donna E. Clark. He is survived by his grandson, David L. Clark, III and granddaughter, Vivian M. Clark both of Camden, AR; along with numerous friends and acquaintances. A Graveside service will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Lakeside Cemetery with Reverend Don Phillips officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Jorre McMahan age 26, of Warren, AR died Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. He was born August 15th, 1990 in Little Rock, AR the son of Johnny McMahan and Jan Akin McMahan of Bauxite, AR. He was a graduate of the Bauxite Public School System, a graduate and post graduate with a Masters from the University of Arkansas in Monticello, AR. He attended the Oak Grove Assembly of God Church in Monticello, AR. He was an employee with the Hampton Public Schools, he served as the head coach of the Hampton Jr. High Football team, an assistant Hampton Senior High Football coach and the assistant softball coach. He was a former employee and coach with the Barton-Lexa school system serving as head baseball coach and assistant football coach. He was a member of the American Football Coaches Association and the Arkansas High School Coaches Association. He was also preceded in death by his brother Johnny McMahan III, a grandfather John G. McMahan, Sr. an Uncle Rick Akin and a grandfather in law Sherman Groves. He is survived by his wife Alexis Pacheco McMahan whom he married June 18th 2016 in Warren, a sister Jacie McMahan, Bryant, AR, his father and mother –in- law, Adrian and Cindy Pacheco, Warren. Maternal grandparents Richard and Doris Akin, Monticello, AR. Paternal grandmother Blanche McMahan Lewallen, Benton, AR. Brother- in- law Adrian D. Pacheco and spouse Chelsea, Maumelle, AR and David Grider and spouse Adriana, Warren, AR. Grandmothers –in-law Edith Groves and Placida Pacheco. Grandfather-in-law Seferino Pacheco. A host of aunts and uncles, Mike Akin and Susan, Reenae Mullahey and Steve, Randy McMahan, James Westerbuhr and spouse Nancy and Samuel Pacheco. Aunts Sandy Landers and spouse Steve, Pam O’Neal and spouse Gary, and Juana Pacheco. Numerous cousins. Funeral services 2:00 PM Saturday, October 1st at the Hampton Public School Gymnasium in Hampton, AR by Frazer’s Funeral Home. . Visitation 10:00 AM till service time Saturday, October 1st at the Hampton High School Gym. Burial in Oakland Cemetery in Monticello, AR by Frazer’s Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, October 8th at the Temple Baptist Church, 10710 Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR 72209
Lou Ann Hooker, 55 of Camden, AR passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016. She was born March 25, 1961 in Searcy, AR to Ray Dean and Nadine Kilman Abbott. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her father, Ray Dean Abbott. She is survived by her husband, Charles Wayne Hooker; son, Dwayne Hooker and wife, Marlene and son, Chris Hooker and wife, Brittney; and mother, Nadine Abbott all of Camden, AR; sister, Renae Willis and husband, Todd of LeGrange, GA; brother, Tommy Abbott and wife, Kim of Greenwell Springs, LA; grandchildren, Bailey Hooker and Tripp Hooker both of Camden, AR; and a host of family and friends. The family would like to express a special thanks to Donna Floyd and Renee Ashburn and a host of friends. A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, October 01, 2016 at Pleasant Ridge Assembly of God with Sis. Mary Jo Taylor and Bro. Don Phillips officiating. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Frank Pellegrin, 58 of Camden, died Saturday, September 24, 2016. Frank was born August 2, 1958 in Houma, LA, the son of Donald and Harriet Duplantis Pellegrin. Preceded in death by his parents Donald and Harriet Pellegrin. He is survived by his wife, Kalthleen Pellegrin; son, Michael Pellegrin and wife, Kayla; daughter, Amanda Trichel and husband, Ryan; five brothers, Don Pellegrin, Jr and wife, Mickey, Duane Pellegrin and wife, Donna, Greg Pellegrin and wife, Faith, Peter Pellegrin and wife, Jen, Jeffery Pellegrin and wife, Uma; two sisters; Suzanne Samacki and husband, Peter, Margaurite Pellegrin and partner, Michelle Lewis; four grandsons. Meomorial service will be 2:00 p.m, Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Liberty United Methodist Church, Louann, AR. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Vivian Jeanette Bailey
Vivian Jeanette Bailey went home to her heavenly rest on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. She was born Vivian Jeanette Folkerts on December 14, 1929 in Memphis, Tennessee. She married the love of her life, Jack Augustus Bailey on February 24, 1956. From this day on she spent the remaining 60 years of her life as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She gave birth to three children Jack, Raymond and Cheryl. Her greatest pleasure in life was her family and her undeniable love for her heavenly father and was a devoted member of Calvary Baptist Church. She constantly sacrificed all to encourage and provide a home of unconditional love, unshakeable faith, and deep-routed unity. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were a special, precious joy to her and she nurtured them with the same love and values as she did her own children. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Jack, and her younger son, Raymond. She is survived by her older son Jack, her daughter Cheryl and her husband Danny, her grandchildren, Jack, Emily, Jessica, Chelsie and their spouses, and Cody, and her great-grandchildren Briton, Bailey, Hayes, Harvey, Kaydence, Sylas; her sister Alice Sexton, and her brothers James and Joe Folkerts. Tuesday evening God decided His earthly angel’s job here was completed, so He brought her home to Him in peace. We Love You! Her services will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in East Camden, AR on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 3:00pm followed by burial at Moss Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church starting at 1:00pm.
Marjorie Lee Gaither Harbour
Marjorie Lee Gaither Harbour, born August 6, 1968 to Inez Langley Gaither and Jody Gaither, passed away September 13, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles Harbour. She is survived by her daughter, Jodi Glynn Harbour of Camden, brothers Tony and Alvin Gaither of Kansas City, Kansas and Leonard Gaither of Peculiar, Missouri. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, many family members, and a special long-time friend, Ronnie McCool, and his daughter, Sarah McCool. Lee will also be remembered by the staff and visitors of the Ouachita County Medical Center where she was a valued and respected member of Dietary Services for many years. Family members will gather at the home of her cousin, Cindy Wilson, at 3609 Ouachita 3, Camden, AR. Visitation will be at Proctor's Funeral Home Friday at 6 pm until 8 pm with graveside services to be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at Union Hill cemetery in Calhoun County. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.
Mary Walthall Lamkin
Mary Walthall Lamkin, age 78 of Chidester died September 13, 2016. She was born February 14, 1938 in Nevada County, AR to Coy and Clara Belle Walthall. She is preceded in death by her husband, Arlis Lamkin; parents; and sister, Linda Sue Hurley. She is survived by her sons, Gary Lamkin of Florida and Dennis Lamkin of Camden; daughter, Teresa Lamkin Bennett and husband, Jim of Camden; brother, Bobby Walthall and wife, Peggy of Chidester; sisters, Lula Bell Hollis and husband, Jimmy, Anne Bagwell-Holt and husband, Doyle all of Camden, and Priscilla Emerson and husband, Floyd from Hot Springs; grandchildren, Britt Huneycutt and wife, Anna, Damian Lamkin, and Paris Lamkin all of Camden, Zachary Lamkin of Hot Springs and Stephanie Norwhol of England; step-grandchildren, Dillon Bennett and Lindsey Bennett both of Camden and Chuck Bennett and Caleb Thompson both of El Dorado; and eight great-grandchildren. The family will have a private memorial service Sunday, September 25, 2016. The family would like to thank Dr. Braden and the Hospice Staff for their care of Mrs. Lamkin.
Robert. Harsell Denton
Robert Hartsell Denton, age 70, of Arlington, TX, past away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. Robert was born on April 13, 1946, in Warren, Ark. to Norwood Denton and Mildred Squires. He graduated from Warren High school in 1964, and was inducted into the Warren Lumberjack Hall of Fame on May 10, 2004. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1969 and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Robert loved playing golf and spending time with his family. His most recent employment was National Fire Safety Council. Survivors: Wife, Ann N. Denton; sons, Jason (Jennifer) Denton of McKinney, TX and Tyler (Amanda) Denton of Little Rock, AR; daughters, Amanda (Scott) Seipel of Murfreesboro, TN and Elizabeth (Shawn) Kirshner of Santa Clarita, CA; and ten grandchildren, who he loved very much. Graveside service 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 14, at Oakland Cemetery in Warren, AR, by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Memorials preferred to Donald W. Reynolds Warren Y.M.C.A.; 207 N. Main St.; Warren, AR, 71671 or Trinity United Methodist Church in Arlington, TX.
Doris Nadine Hageman
Doris Nadine Hageman, 78 of Camden, AR died Thursday, September 08, 2016 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church in Camden and graduated from High School and Jr. College in Iola, KS. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernie and Georgia Stone; husband, William F. Sinclair; sister Carol Glish; and son, Michael E. Sinclair. Survivors include her daughter, Stacy Porter of Camden, AR; and granddaughter Amy Porter of Little Rock, AR; and beloved dog, Puggy Sue. Funeral services for Mrs. Hageman will be 10:00 AM Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Fairview United Methodist Church, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery in Camden. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be Friday, September 9, 2016 from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home.
Clyde Lafayette Mitchell
Clyde Lafayette Mitchell, age 91, of Twain Harte, California formerly of Kingsland, Arkansas died August 25, 2002 in Sonora, California. He was born October 27, 1910 at Cotton Valley, Louisiana a son of the late Joseph Lafayette Mitchell and Ida Lillian Hall Mitchell. He received his education in the Kingsland Arkansas School System. He served in the US Army and was a aircraft and engine mechanic at Kelly Air force Base in San Antonio Texas. He married Consuela (Connie) Flores and she died October 27, 1995. He is survived by 2 sons Gerald Mitchell, San Antonio, Texas and Jan Mitchell, Las Vegas, Nevada; 2 daughters Gwendolyn Ermet, Twain Harte, Calif. and Evelyn Mitchell San Rafael, Calif; 1 brother Carl Mitchell, Warren, Ark. Graveside services 10:00 am, Saturday September 10, at Graves Cemetery, Mt Elbe, Ark (Cleveland County).
William "Larry" Mann
William “Larry” Mann age 71, of Warren, AR died Sunday, August 28th at his home. He was born March 8th, `1945 in Warren, AR, a son of the late William Clifton “W. C.” Mann and Katherine Grider Mann. He retired from Select Concrete Company and worked as an E.M.T. for Pafford Ambulance Service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Warren and a graduate of the Hermitage Public Schools Class of 1963. He is survived by his wife Carol Buergey Mann whom he married July 28th, 1989. 2 sons David Mann and spouse Alicia, Warren, AR and Jody Mann and spouse Khandie, Jersey, AR. 3 daughters Karen Richards and spouse Todd, Nashville, AR; Rita Boykin and spouse Bruce, Johnsville, AR; and Tammy Wolfe, North Little Rock, AR. A sister Vicky Hulse and spouse Bobby, Norfork, AR. 17 grandchildren and 8 Great-grandchildren. Funeral service was 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 31st at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Todd Richards, Rev. Wayman Mann and Rev. Gary Harrison officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and Tim Taylor was soloist. Burial was in Hickory Springs Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Zachery Richards, Roman Richards, Cade Richards, Cullen Cabral, Hunter Mann, Ben Raney, Ethan Boykin and Dustin Angle. Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Reep, Jerry Word, Eddie Boyd, Bret Lawhon and Cody Mann.
Larry Edmond Stinnett
Larry Edmond Stinnett, 70, passed away at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR on September 1, 2016 with his family at his side. He was born July 31, 1946 in Chidester, AR. He was preceded in death by his father Homer Edmond Stinnett and mother Lillie Mae Bussell Stinnett and infant brother, Ricky Stinnett. He is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Linda Preston Stinnett; two daughters, Shelley Brummett and husband, Ted of Shreveport, LA and Shannon Camp and husband, Charlie of Magnolia, AR; bonus grandchild, Tyler Brummett of Shreveport, LA; two sisters, Wanda Beaver and husband, David and Patty Eckert of Camden, AR and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Stinnett served in the United States Navy from 1965-1969. He was a deacon at Second Baptist Church in Camden. He was retired from Entergy of Arkansas after a 35 year career. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with entombment in Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend Danny Eckert will officiate the service. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Bobby G. Endsley
Bobby G. Endsley age 78, of Monticello, AR died Tuesday, August 23rd at his home. He was born April 28th, 1938 in New Edinburgh, AR, a son of the late Granville Endsley and Fannie Bell Burks Endsley. He was a Baptist, a Logger and a Taxi Cab owner and operator. He loved to see people smile, he loved his kids and was always glad to get to visit with them. He was also preceded in death by a son Johnny Ray Endsley, a daughter Mary Ann “Sissy” Jones, 2 brothers Billy Endsley and Kenneth Endsley, a sister Shirley Madden and a great granddaughter Kristen Endsley all preceded him in death. He is survived by 5 sons, David Endsley, Bearden, AR; Bobby Wayne Endsley, Larry Gene Endsley, and Jackie Allen Slaughter all of Monticello, AR and John Elgin Endsley of Batesville, AR. A daughter Judy Clements, Malvern, AR. 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services 2:00 PM Saturday, August 27th at Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM Friday, August 26th at Frazer’s Funeral Home. Burial in Shady Grove Cemetery at New Edinburg by Frazer’s Funeral Home.
Charles Henry Bethea
Charles Henry Bethea, 88, died August 22, 2016. Mr. Bethea was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Henry and Bessie Pearl Bethea; three brothers, Fred Bethea, Jr., Byron Bethea and Bobby Gene Bethea; and a sister, Lucille Westbrook. Mr. Bethea is survived by his wife, Maggie Elizabeth Caffey Bethea of Camden, AR; a son, Charles Henry Bethea, Jr. of Bisbee, AZ; two daughters, Melanie Sahli (Amin) of Phoenix, AZ and Twyla Johnston (Dwayne) of Mesa, AZ; three stepsons, Michael Mart of Meridian, ID, Christopher Mart of Salt Lake City, UT and Chase Mart (Leanne) of Eagle, ID; 23 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; a brother, Wayne Bethea of Camden, AR; 6 nephews, and 4 nieces. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A graveside service will be held 2:00 Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Lakeside Cemetery with Willie Bethea officiating. The family request that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the charity of your choice.
Roger Dale Gorman
Roger Dale Gorman, Sr, age 65, of Hermitage, AR, died Friday, August 19, 2016, at home after a lengthy battle with cancer. The son of the late Charlie Austin Gorman and Neta Ross Gorman of Hermitage, he was a boilermaker and proud member of the Local 69 Boilermakers Union in Little Rock, AR. He was a Baptist and a member of the Landmark Baptist Church in Gravel Ridge. Roger retired in 2013, to build his home and farm so that he could enjoy time with his family and friends. He was an avid fisherman, loved to hunt and enjoyed raising his garden. His farm was always filled with family and friends whom he loved to cook for and entertain. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Tommy Lee Gorman and Charles Anthony Gorman, both formerly of Warren; and sister, Lynda Gorman Johnson, of Tyler, TX. Survivors include his sons, Roger Gorman, Jr and wife, Marilyn; Randy Gorman, and wife, Marcy, all of Hermitage, AR. Four grandchildren Randy Gorman, Jr, Justin Gorman, Layla Gorman and Anna Gorman. He also leaves behind sisters, Wanda Reep of Brookport, IL and Beverly Latimer and husband Clay, of Houston, TX, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Monday August 22, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Don Smith and Rev. Gene Boyette officiating. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home of Warren. Active pallbearers were Brad Griffin, Jason Pennington, Scotty Griffin, Roger Coddington, Ronnie McEntyre and James Evans. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Lee Gorman and Justin Dale Gorman.
James Isaac "Ike" Williams
James Isaac “Ike” Williams, 80, of Camden, AR passed away with his loving family by his side on August 19, 2016 at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was born August 27, 1935 to Henry and Zelma Williams in Ouachita County, AR. James was a Pharmacist for 56 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Williams and parents. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn “Polly” Bennett Williams, sons, Kent Williams and wife, Judy of Sheridan, AR; Harold Bennett and wife, Karen of Hope, AR; Kenny Bennett and wife, Jo of Texarkana, AR; daughter, Lori Atkins and husband, Billy of Camden, AR; sister Marti Herring and husband, Sonny of New Ulm, TX; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Proctor Funeral Home on Monday from 5:00-8:00PM. Funeral Services will be 10:00AM Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Cullendale First Baptist Church with Dr. Wade Totty officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeside Cemetery. Donations may be made to Cullendale First Baptist Church, 1850 Cash Road, SW Camden, AR 71701. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Diann McNeice age 63, of Ingalls, AR died Tuesday, August 16th, at her home. She was born October 3rd, 1952 in Warren, AR a daughter of the late Robert Ledbetter and Mildred Jackson Ledbetter. She was a member of Eagle Lake Crossroads Church, a retired teacher with over 40 years of service. She was a Librarian at the Hampton Public School system for over 28 years and a migrant teacher for the Hermitage School District for over 12 years, where she loved showing her students the joy of learning. She graduated from Hermitage Public Schools, attended UAM in Monticello and attained her teaching Degree from SAU in Magnolia. She is survived by her husband Glenn McNeice whom she married March 12, 1971 in Crossett, AR. A daughter Paula Ates and spouse Jonathan, Bernice, LA. A brother Dale Ledbetter and spouse Judy, Ingalls, AR. and a sister Rita Courtney, Ingalls, AR. 3 grandchildren Troy McNeice, Hermitage, AR, James and Destiny Ates, Bernice, LA. Funeral services 2:00 PM Thursday, August 18th at Union Hill Baptist Church. Burial in Union Hill Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be at her home tonight Wednesday, August 17th at 144 Bradley Road 952 in Ingalls, AR.
Norma Fay Rankin McGee
Norma Fay Rankin McGee of Camden formerly of Lonsdale died Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Ouachita County Medical Center. She was born March 12, 1935 in Benton, AR to Roy and Minnie Rankin also formerly of Benton. She was a retired secretary previously of Mike McGee Logging in Stephens, AR. Norma was a loving, caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Minnie Rankin; husband, Charles McGee; grandson, David McGee; and sister, Kay Smallwood. She is survived by her three children, Charles Mike McGee, Kevin Shawn McGee and Bonita Kay Johnston; six grandchildren, Shane McGee, Liz McGee, Bobby McGee, Mark McGee, Joseph, Johnston and Daniel Williams; several great grandchildren; and brother, Freddie Don Rankin of Cape Hatteras, NC. Funeral services will be 10:00AM Thursday at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM Wednesday at the funeral home.
Frances Syblene "Syble" Overton
Frances Syblene “Syble” Overton, 82, of Camden, died Monday, August 15, 2016 at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. She was born August 10, 1934 in Rolla, Arkansas, the daughter of Odis Forest Fite and Emogene Thomas Fite. She was retired from Merchants & Planters Bank where she was the Branch Manager of the Cullendale office. She was a member of Cullendale First Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Preston Haywood Overton. Survivors include her son, Rick Overton and wife, Nell, of Camden, AR; daughter, Rhonda Jordan and husband, Tim, of Little Rock, AR.; son, Randy Overton and wife, Ruth, of Dunlap, TN; granddaughter, Mary Ellen McGuire of Little Rock, AR; grandsons Keith Martindill and wife, Amy, of Parkers Chapel, AR, Josh Elam of Germantown, TN, Eric Elam of Loveland, OH; great grandchildren, Josh Martindill of Camden, AR, and Connor Martindill of Parkers Chapel, AR; brothers James Fite and wife, Tina, of Weslaco, TX; and Donnie Fite. The family wishes to give a special thanks to her loving caregivers Onyse Moore and Velinda Ryan. Services will be held Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at 10:00 A.M. at Proctor Funeral Home with Bro. Wade Totty officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the funeral home with burial in Tulip Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409.
Irma Frances Frisby Leslie
Irma Frances Frisby Leslie, age 89, of Warren, Ark., passed away August 13, 2016, at her home in Warren. Irma was born May 4, 1927, in Vick, Ark. to Robert and Mary Frisby. After graduating from Hermitage High School, she attended Arkansas A & M College, graduating with a teaching degree. Irma taught elementary and junior high students at Hermitage and Warren schools for 35 years, most of that as a fourth grade teacher in Warren, until she retired in 1987. She was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church in Warren. She is survived by one son, Samuel McFadden Leslie, Jr. and wife Debbie of Monticello, Ark.; five daughters, Lynn Starns and husband Brett of Bogalusa, La.; Joan Albritton and husband Ronnie of Zachary, La.; Donna Leslie of Memphis, Tenn.; Sherri Courtney of Baker, La.; and Terri Chisom and husband Danny of Monticello, Ark.; sixteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Irma is also survived by her sister Melvina Nixon and husband Jerry of Sheridan, Ark.; and her brother Gerald Frisby of Sheridan, Ark. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Samuel McFadden Leslie, Sr.; her parents; three brothers, Willie Charles “Pete” Frisby, Carroll Lee Frisby, and Bill Frisby; one infant son, William Mack Leslie; and one granddaughter, Katie Moore. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 16 at Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, August 15 at Frazer’s. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Pallbearers are Irma’s grandsons Brandon Starns, Joseph Starns, Jonathan Albritton, Casey Albritton, Drew Albritton, Ryan Leslie, Mac Courtney, and Jacob Chisom. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Nixon, Don Nixon, Rusty Rowell, Jane Harris, Ted Hickman, Cliff Morgan, Edwin Sanders and Matthew Pennington. Arrangements are by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Memorials preferred to The First Presbyterian Church 212 E. Church, Warren, AR 71671. A special thanks is extended to The Guest House, especially Kim Forrest, Cora, Crystal, and Barbara.
Thomas D. "Tom" Beasley
Thomas D. "Tom" Beasley passed away on Friday, August 12, 2016. He was born on September 2, 1929, in Magnolia, and moved to Camden in 1933. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He attended and graduated from Camden High School class of 1947, and also attended Magnolia A&M - now SAU University - and graduated in 1949 and later served on the board of trustees for SAU in Magnolia from 2004 until 2009. He went to work for International Paper in 1950 and worked his way to senior sales representative and retired with 32 years of service. He then went to work for Bancroft Bag, Inc. and retired in September of 1994 as sales manager. He was in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He was an avid Razorback fan, as well as a supporter of Harmony Grove Athletics, served on the Camden School Board for 15 years and two terms as president. He was very active in his community, being a member of the Kiwanis Club and the Camden Gideon Group. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. M. and Irma Dennis Beasley; and his wife of more than 60 years, Hazel Beasley. He leaves behind a host of friends from Camden High School Class of 1947. He is also survived by his son, Joe Paul Beasley and wife, Debbie, of Camden; daughters, Denise Morrison and husband, Bill, of Camden, Mary Susan Thomas and husband, Mark, of Fayetteville, and Tommye Ruth Moulder and husband, Jeff, of New Caney, Texas; brother, John Beasley and wife, Pat, of Buena Vista; sister, Mary Delezen and husband, Russell, of Camden; six grandchildren, Elaine Evans of Dallas, Texas, Hailey Ross and husband, Nate, of New Caney, Texas, Deloney Turner and husband, Michael, of New Caney, Texas, Ben Beasley and wife, Beth, of Camden, Chelsea Lindsey of Fayetteville, and Hannah Thomas of Fayetteville; and three great-grandchildren, Kendall Marie Evans, Jilian Walker and Camden Ross. The family would like to express a special thanks to Silver Oaks Nursing and Rehab, Dr. Joe DeLuca, Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice, Dr. Larry Braden, and caregivers, Onyse Moore, Kathy Blaul, Sudie Jackson, Velinda Ryan and Inez Graham. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Gideon's or Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice.
L.V. Mills, age 82 of Warren, AR, went to be with his Lord on Aug. 8, 2016 at the Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in Monroe, LA. He was born April 21, 1934 in Dierks, AR, a son of the late E. Mills of Warren, AR and the late Myrtle Snyder Mitchell of Nashville, AR. Mr. Mills retired as a self-employed house and mobile home transporter. He proudly served his county by enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1954. He served during the Korean Warn and later joined a Track Vehicle Mechanic during his years of service. Mr. Mills was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Warren where he served as a deacon. Proceeding Mr. Mills in death was a grandson, Melvin Lamont Mills, three brothers, J.D. Mills, Fred Mills, and Milford Mills. He is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Martha Herring Mills, whom he married on August 23, 1958; one son, Melvin Mills and wife, Pat of Warren, AR; one daughter Debbie Mills Leslie and husband, Sam, of Monticello, AR; two grandchildren, Ryan Leslie of Little Rock, Miranda Leslie Wisenor and husband, Drew of Richardson, TX; two great-grandchildren: William Leslie and Julian Leslie and one brother, Cecil Mills of Mayville, TN. Funeral service was 10:00 am Thursday, August 11 at Frazer Chapel with Rev. Wally Ferguson and Rev. Danny Kelley officiating. Burial was in Adam Singer Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Frank Valentine, Dwayne Henry, Drew Wisener, Ryan Leslie, Ricky Lewis, Michael Vines, Bruce Mills and Bradley Herring. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Lewis, Sonny Bethea, Bill Perry, Dr. Kerry Pennington and Deacons at Westside Baptist Church.
Georgia Allen (Mae) Sutton Gates
Georgia Allen (Mae) Sutton Gates age 89 of Warren, AR died Saturday, August 6th at the John R. Williamson Hospice House in Eldorado, AR. She was born January 23rd, 1927 in Vick, AR, a daughter of the late John Allen Sutton and Effie Lee Byrd Sutton. She was a housewife and homemaker. She was also proceeded in death by her husband Willie Edward Gates who died December 13th, 1996. a son John W. Gates, brothers Richard Sutton and James Sutton and sisters Nina Dean (Tency Sutton) Rice, Hattie Mae Greenwood and Lucille Freer. Sons in law, Edward Stucks and Leon Wheeler precede her in death. She is survived by 4 sons, Charles Gates and spouse Pricilla, Virginia Beach, VA; Clifford Gates and spouse Liz, Warren, AR; Jerry Gates and spouse Judy, Warren, AR; Terry Gates and spouse Angela, Virginia Beach, VA. 2 daughters Willie Mae Wheeler, Warren, AR and Linda Stucks-Taylor and spouse Danny, Warren, AR. A brother Johnnie Lee Sutton, Warren, AR and a sister Annette Rawls and spouse Dub, Warren, AR. 18 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services 10:00AM Tuesday, August 9th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Gravelridge Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6:00pm till 8:00pm Monday, August 8th at Frazer’s.
Sis. Paula Smith
Sis. Paula Smith of Little Rock, AR left her earthly home Wednesday, August 03, 2016 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, AR. She was born May 16, 1966 in Ouachita County, AR to Carlton and Gwendolyn Monk Smith. She leaves to cherish her memory; her mother, Gwendolyn Smith of Little Rock, AR; one daughter, Brandy Lowe (Cordelro) of Oakcliff, TX; and two sons, Carlos Smith of Oakcliff, TX and Courtney Johnson of Sherwood, AR; one sister, Vickie Nazif (Farris); and one brother, Carl Smith of Jacksonville, AR; four grandchildren whom she loved so dear, Julian Wyatt of Shreveport, LA, Cordell Cylin and Hailey Lowe of Oakcliff, TX; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Sis. Paula Smith had a heart of gold and touched many lives. As she leaves to cherish her memory to her fiancé and friend of 33yrs, David Adams; and sister, Keema Anderson of Hot Springs. Funeral services for Sis. Smith will be 11:00 AM Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Mt. Gillard Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Good Hope Cemetery near Stephens, AR. Reverend David Dixon will officiate the services. The family will receive friends at Proctor Funeral Home from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, August 12, 2016.
Henri Etta Parnell
Henri Etta Parnell, age 82, of El Dorado, AR. passed from this life Saturday July 30, at Oak Ridge Nursing and Rehab. in El Dorado where she had lived for the past 16 years. She was born April 17, 1934, in Little Rock, AR, to the late Nora Rotton Parnell and Henry Parnell. Henri Etta had lived most of her life in El Dorado. She was a happy, caring and loving person who loved going to church with her mother at the First Pentecostal Church of God in El Dorado. She is survived by her guardian and Aunt Fae Rotton of El Dorado and several cousins. To the staff, aides and nurses of Oak Ridge facility we could never put in words our appreciation for the hours spent caring for her. You always showed so much patience and love. Henri Etta loved you. Thanks from a grateful family. Funeral service is 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Greg Tucker officiating. Burial in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 1:00 p.m. until service time Tuesday, August 2, at Frazer’s.
Harry Lavern Crain
Harry Lavern Crain, 91, of Chidester, passed away Saturday at his residence. Mr. Crain loved hunting and fishing and served in the U.S. Army during World War II . He received the Purple Heart for injuries sustained during the war. He was born March 18, 1925 in Chidester to the late Osburn W. and Millie Wiggins Crain. He is preceded in death by his parents, a wonderful stepmother, Inez Geneva Anderson Crain, a loving wife of 49 years, Elizabeth Ann Spencer Crain, three brothers, Jackie Paul, Erby and Austin Crain, three sisters, Evelyn Virginia Lester, Margie Larrine Crain and Linda Jewel Mendenhall, brother-in-law, Doyle Womack and daughter-in-law, Donna Crain. Mr. Crain is survived by his son, Kevin Lavern Crain and wife, Nita of Camden; daughter, Camilla Ann Rauch of Chidester; sister, Patty Womack of Camden; brothers, John Summers Crain and wife, Hilda of Chidester and Percy Crain of Camden; grandchildren, Melissa Elizabeth Sloat and husband, Joe of Ft. Worth, TX, Wendy Michele Walker and husband, Brad of N. Richland Hills, TX; Virginia Ann Crain Phillips and husband, Seth of Bentonville, AR and Jennifer Lynn Smith and husband, Nathan of Nashville, TN; great-grandchildren,, Kailee and Jackson Walker, Julianna Elizabeth, Caleb Hudson, Micah Autrey and Ellie Grace Smith. The family will receive friends at Proctor’s from 6 until 8 PM Monday, August 1, 2016. A graveside service will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday at Crain Cemetery under the direction of Proctor Funeral Home.
Bobby Neal Temple Sr.
Bobby Neal Temple Sr, age 84 of Johnsville, AR died Wednesday, July 20th at the Cornerstone Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was born January 1st, 1932 on the Clifton Neal farm south of Hermitage, AR, to the late Lloyd Temple and Nettie Frazer Temple. He attended Hermitage Public Schools in his early years and left school to enlist into the United States Marines Corp. where he served his country in the Korean War that forced him to experience combat war which forever changed his life and the men he served with. He moved from southern California after his release from service to south Louisiana, where he worked on offshore oil and gas drilling rigs for many years and later in his life settled in Johnsville, AR working as a millwright in Crossett and working for Clay Lowry Forestry. He also was named honorary Mayor of Johnsville, AR, when Donny Ray Lowry was out of town or away from the job. Bobby Neal Temple SR, was also preceded in death by a brother Charles Temple and sisters Alice Faye Bennett, Varnice Martin and Ida Maude Temple. He is survived by two sons, Bobby Temple, Jr, Oklahoma City, OK and Bill Temple, Conway, AR. A daughter Kim Temple also of Conway, AR. Four grandchildren Darrell Temple, Sara Davis, Jessica Temple and Bradley Temple. Graveside services 10:00AM Tuesday, July 26th at Calvary Cemetery in Johnsville, AR. Burial in Calvary Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 9:00AM till service time Tuesday morning at Calvary Cemetery in Johnsville.
Patricia Hearnsberger, 75, died July 24, 2016 at Silver Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Hearnsberger was a member of the Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Gracie Willis Robertson; her husband, Huey Hearnsberger; a daughter, Diane Erwin; a granddaughter, Polly Ray; two brothers, Bobby Robertson and James Robertson; and three sisters, Daisy Johnson, Louise Jones and Dorothy Purifoy Goudelock. She is survived by four daughters, Jeanette Wicker (David), Beverly Ray (Therrell), Becky Matlock Shepard (Eddie) and Melinda Evans (Dennis) all of Camden; two sisters, Gracie Hamilton and Jean Johnson of Camden; a special uncle, Gerald Stewart of Springfield, MO; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be grandsons Michael Elliott, Eric Ray, Michael Miller, Jeff Miller, Sean Wicker, Austin Tidwell and Nicholas Elliott. The family would like to express special thanks to Silver Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation and the staff of Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice as well as Dr. Larry Braden. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Proctor Funeral Home with Carley Davis officiating followed by interment at Salem Cemetery near Bearden.
Erin Elizabeth Warner Ledbetter
Erin Elizabeth Warner Ledbetter, of Destin, FL, formerly of Warren, AR, was born December 27, 1980, passed away in her home Tuesday July 19th. Even in the darkest of times, she touched the lives of everyone who crossed her path. The light that surrounded her was bright! Her love for life, nature, and God defined her personality and her art. Her love for her family and friends was even stronger. She was the rock in every relationship, and her wisdom and advice will always be remembered. Erin was a woman of many words. Her stories, sometimes lengthy… always left you feeling inspired and full of hope. Even more inspiring, was and will always be her passion for photography. Erin’s spirit shined through every single frame and will continue to live in every image. She is preceded in death by her brother, Taylor Warner, grandparents -Shirley Warner, Ray and Virginia Taylor, and Uncle Mike Murphy. She is survived by her loving husband Corey Ledbetter, beautiful son, Warner Ledbetter, parents, Rick and Phyllis Taylor Warner, brother Adam Warner, grandfather R.V. Warner and spouse Betty Ann, father-in-law Bill Ledbetter, mother and father-in-law Mike and Cindy Gates, sister –in-laws Callie Mayville and husband Jeremiah, Lynnlee Stanford and husband Matthew, Sarah Gates, Mary Gates and a host of relatives and friends. Erin’s life will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 22 at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, followed by a reception at Two Trees Restaurant in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. A graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Warren, Arkansas on Monday, July 25 at 3:00 p.m. Followed by a reception at the Brinn; 911 W. Pine Street; Warren, AR. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Emma Jean Adams Hood
Emma Jean Adams Hood, age 86, of Warren, AR, died Wednesday, July 13, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello, AR. Born May 23, 1930, in Kentucky a daughter of the late Shelly Adams and Norma Stumbaugh Adams she was a retired food service worker and member of First Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband James Hood who died March 10, 2003, a son Ralph Hood, a grandson Brian Dietz and six of her siblings. Survivors are two daughters Sharon Dietz of Warren, AR, Marilyn Williams and spouse James of Rison, AR. One sister Lois Shaffer of Delaware. Four grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Frazer’s Funeral Home. Burial at a later date will be in California.
Loyce Fred Brazeale
Loyce Fred Brazeale, 74 of Sparkman, AR passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016 at his home. He was born March 14, 1942 in Camden, AR to Fred H. and Vella Grace Brazeale. He was a member of Ouachita Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge #11 in Camden. He was an Air Force veteran and a retired mechanic from Sparkman School. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred H. and Vella Brazeale; and sister, Laura Jeanette Parham. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Joan Key Brazeale; children, Frank Brazeale and wife, Dawn of Sparkman, AR, Crystal Campbell and husband, Eric of Sparkman, AR and Jesse Brazeale and wife, Christina of Haskell, AR; grandchildren, Tabetha Crouse, Chasity Brazeale, Jacob Crouse, Evan Seale, Jordan Brazeale, Steve Brazeale; and great grandchildren, J. D. Turner, Alana Chambliss, Niya Cobb and Aubry Chambliss. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Ouachita Baptist Church with burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Ken Key, Wayne Daniell and Carley Davis will officiate the services. Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Ouachita Baptist Church in Sparkman, AR.
Richard Travis Riley
Richard Travis Riley, age 66, of Hermitage, AR, went to be with the Lord on July 11, 2016. Born January 12, 1950, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, he was the son of Leland and Frances Riley. Ricky worked for Southwestern Bell and AT&T for 33 years. He was an active member of Saline Baptist Church where he served as deacon, and he loved the Lord with all his heart. He always put others before himself. More than anything, Ricky enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandson. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, and sharing his farm with friends and church family. He was the best son, brother, husband, father, and Papaw ever. Ricky is preceded in death by his father and his first wife, Joyce Outlaw Riley. He is survived by his mother and his wife of 8 years, Marilyn Rhodes Riley. He is also survived by a son, Jason Riley, of Hermitage, AR; a daughter Leslie Dickinson and her husband Josh of Benton; and Marilyns sons, Joey Roper of Springdale, AR, and John Roper of Houston, TX. He is survived by three sisters, Sandra Barnett and husband Jimmy of New Edinburg; Pat Bolland and husband Jud of Warren; and Marsha Berry and husband Phil of Warren. He was Papaw to a very special grandson, Walker Dickinson. Special nieces and nephews and many friends also survive him. Funeral service is 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 15, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Outlaw Cemetery at Sumpter, by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred to Saline Baptist Church, 807 Hwy 8 S, Hermitage, AR 71647.
Thomas A. Drew, Jr.
Thomas A. Drew, Jr., 83, of Chidester, died Monday, July 11, 2016 at the Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. Mr. Drew was born November 7, 1932 in Elizabeth, NJ, the son of Thomas A. Drew, Sr. and Ann Burt Drew. He was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and served as President of the Hwy 4 and 24 water association. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Justine “Cotton” Drew’ brother Robert Drew; and sisters, Thelma Green and Carol Sheppard. Survivors include his daughter, Denise Drew Outlaw and husband, Dennis of Baytown, TX; sons, Tommy Drew of Los Angeles, CA and Mark Drew and wife, Maureen of Hot Springs Village, AR; brother, Dennis Drew of Spring, TX; grandchildren, Ellie Drew of Bossier City, LA, and Mason Drew of Ft. Worth, TX; Special friends, Lynne Billings and husband Doug, and their son, Casey of Yukon, OK, and Antonio Diaz of Los Angeles, CA; seven nephews and five nieces. A memorial service for Mr. Drew will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel.
Eddie Jo Chambers
Eddie Jo Chambers, 83 of Camden died Saturday at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Chambers and daughter Sondra Jones. Mrs. Chambers is survived by her daughters, Brenda Duncan and husband, Ricky of Camden and Rose Ann Diemer and special friend, Richard Dearing of Springdale, son-in-law, George Jones of Camden, granddaughter, Angela Massey Daniell and fiance Steve Davis of Thornton and grandson, James " Jimmy" Carroll Massey and wife, Jessica of Camden; sisters, Delois Chambers of Stephens and Betty Manning of Camden; great-grandchildren, Kylee Kay Massey and James Henson Massey. Dear friends, Melanie Lindsey and Bo Barkhimer of Camden. The family will receive friends at Proctor's Sunday from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Monday at Proctor Funeral Home with interment to follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Columbia County. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund.
Lucille Perry Foster
Lucille Perry Foster, 86, of Emerson, AR died Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden, AR. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Emerson. She was a retired teacher and a graduate of Southern State College in Magnolia. She loved gardening, fishing, family, church and was an excellent cook and famous for her pies. Mrs. Foster was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Lee and Willie Estelle Perry, her husband, Joe Ray Foster and her son Tim Foster. She is survived by two sons, Steve Foster and wife Margaret Lee of Hot Springs, AR and Phil Foster and wife Gin of Camden, a brother, Charles Alvin “Pete” Perry and wife Glenna of Bossier City, LA, a twin sister, Francille Pryor of Camden, three grandchildren, Whitney Moore and husband Taylor of Little Rock, AR, Cameron Machen and husband Matt also of Little Rock, and Chase Foster of Fayetteville, AR, and three great-grandchildren, Foster Moore, Hudson Moore and Jack Machen all of Little Rock. Funeral services for Mrs. Foster will be Monday at 10:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church in Emerson with Rev. Dale Fish officiating. Burial will be in Hephzibah Cemetery in Emerson. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Emerson or to the charity of your choice. To sign the online guest register visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com.
B.K. Harris, age 77, of Hamburg, AR, entered into the eternal presence of His Savior July 3, in Little Rock, AR, at Baptist Medical Center after a years battle with leukemia. Born July 12, 1938 to Franklin Polk Harris and Olga Viola Prinzing Harris he was a retired Southern Baptist Minister having served as a pastor for over 42 years in several Arkansas churches. B.K. was a faithful member of Southside Baptist Church in Hamburg and also worked as a computer programmer for many years. His passions in life were family, fishing and sharing the gospel. Also preceding him in death was a spouse Linda Adams Harris whom he married December 20, 1957, grandson Christopher Keanan Harris; brothers Edsel Harris, Alfred Harris, an infant brother; sisters Elizabeth Harris, Betty Harris. Survivors are his wife Joy Akin Harris whom he married August 11, 2012. Two sons John Keanan Harris (Angie), Warren, AR, Mark Kevin Harris (Joan) Hampton, AR. One sister Martha Ketzscher (Chuck), North Little Rock, AR. Three step daughters Darlene Skender (Paul), Crossett, AR, Wendy Dailey (John) and Tana Vail (Jerry) all of Hamburg, AR. Four grandchildren Jennifer Smith (Matthew), Ashley Harris, Jonathan Harris, Ethan Harris. Six step grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, thirteen step great-grandchildren. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 7, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial Wilmar Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Frazer’s.
Charles "Buck" Burkhart
Charles “Buck” Burkhart age 75, of Elkins, AR, died Tuesday, June 28th in Little Rock, AR. He was born August 31st, 1940 in Warren, AR, a son of late John Schuyler Burkhart and Hattie Juanita Poteet Burkhart. He was a United States Marine Corp. veteran serving in Vietnam and finishing his career serving as a Major. He earned a Masters of Business which he used to start Burkhart construction; he also served as an industrial engineer for Houston Power and Light in Houston, TX. And plant manager of Pride Industries. Surviving is his wife Barbara Socia Burkhart whom he married October 24th, 1964. A son Stephen Burkhart and spouse Chrissy, Cape Coral, Fla. A daughter Laura Burkhart Laurie, and spouse Fred, Lake Worth, Fla. 2 brothers John Lewis Burkhart, Sheridan, AR and Jimmy Burkhart, Banks, AR. 3 grandchildren Laritt Burkhart, Charleston Laurie and Savannah Laurie. Graveside services 2:00pm Wednesday, July 6th at McCoy Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Burial in McCory Cemetery. Visitation 12:30 till 1:30pm Wednesday, July 6th at Frazer’s Funeral Home.
James Luther Butler
James Luther Butler, 95 of Sparkman, AR passed away Monday, July 04, 2016. He was born March 11, 1921 to James Harrison and Mattie Ila Shaddock Butler. James was a World War II veteran serving in the U. S. Army. He was a heavy machine operator, worked on the Mississippi River in the early years while providing for a growing family. He later worked as a motor patrol operator for Ouachita and Dallas Counties. He took pride in taking care of the roads and helping people. He worked many long hours traveling the county roads, pulling ditches and cleaning culverts. James was a farmer, he raised kids, crops, cows and chickens. He and the family he created worked together to provide for themselves and others. He sold many vegetables and eggs for many years. James loved to visit and tell his war stories, if you ever sat and listened, you would learn a lot. He had a sense of humor too and loved to laugh. He will be missed. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Martha Corine Butler, Minnie Louise Lewis and Mary Langley; and one brother, Louise Bulter. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 69 years, Vada Miram Dewoody McAteer Bulter; one sister, Jessie Ruth Morris of Sparkman, AR; five sons, Kenneth Butler (Grace) of Camden, AR, Jimmy Butler of Arkadelphia, AR; Tommy Butler, Roy Butler (Kathy) and Beryl Butler of Sparkman, AR; two daughters, Esther Glasscock (Glenn) of Harmony Grove, AR and Martha Shaddock of Holly Springs, AR; thirteen grandchildren; and a host of great grandchildren; and the Ohio family. A graveside service will be 10:00 AM Thursday, July 07, 2016 at Sardis Cemetery in Sparkman, AR with Reverend Travis Langley and Reverend Max Deaton officiating. Visitation will be 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM before the service. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Sue Delaney Dodson
Sue Delaney Dodson, 83, died June 27, 2016. Mrs. Dodson was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Dodson, Sr.; her parents, Clyde and Verda Delaney; a brother, Bob Delaney; and three sisters, Juanita Delaney, Mary Terry, and Polly Robertson. Mrs. Dodson was born 12/19/32. Sue became an RN in 1970 and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She was an open heart surgery nurse for a top cardiac surgeon at Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. Sue then went to Jonesboro and was Operating Room Supervisor at St. Bernard’s Hospital before returning to Camden to work with Dr. Ozment at Ouachita County Medical Clinic. She was also active in the community as a small business owner. Sue’s Sewing Circle offered lap quilting lessons. She also enjoyed working with stained glass and painting. Sue had an infectious laugh and dry sense of humor. She offered a smile and peppermint everywhere she went. Her greatest joy in life was expressing her creativity, utilizing her knowledge and skills to help others, and spending time with her family and friends. Mrs. Dodson is survived by a son, John R. Dodson, Jr. of Camden, AR and his wife, Julia of Dallas, TX; two daughters, Harriette Allison of Camden, AR and Jennifer Naeger and her husband, Matthew of Pittsburg, PA; four grandchildren, Erin Mayrell of Dallas, TX, Jillian Allison of Camden, AR, Caleb Naeger of Pittsburg, PA and Avery Naeger of Pittsburg, PA; and a great-grandchild, Sydney Mayrell of Dallas, TX. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00 to 8:00 Wednesday. Graveside services will be held 10:00 A.M. Thursday, July 30 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Camden, AR.
Margie Tutt Bryant
Margie Tutt Bryant, age 83, of Camden, died Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Silver Oaks Health and Rehab. She was a member of Buena Vista Methodist Church since 1947. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter B. and Christine Garmany Tutt; brothers, John A. Tutt, Lyndell Tutt and Wayland Tutt; and sisters, Glen Rose Weable and Evelyn Shirey. She is survived by her daughter, Toni Greenlee and husband, Rick; grandchildren Breanna Browning (Ron), Jennifer Southerland, Keith Greenlee, Adrienne Queen (Sean) and; great-grandchildren, Libby Southerland, Lexi Browning, Liza Browning, Henley Queen, Morgan Queen; brothers, Loel Tutt and wife, Phyllis and Marion Tutt and wife, Marguerite; and friend and roommate, Mary Ann Porter. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. Wade Totty and Rev. Buddy Ratliff will officiate the services. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Buena Vista Methodist Church, Christian Health Center or Ouachita County Hospice.
William "Jake" Jacob Porter
William "Jake" Jacob Porter 34 of Hampton, AR went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday June 25th, 2016 at South Arkansas Medical Center in El Dorado, AR. He was born on August 13, 1981 in El Dorado, AR. Jake accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and was baptized when he was 13. He was a member of The First Church of Nazarene in Camden, AR.
Jake graduated from Camden Fairview High School in 1999. He earned the Cardinal Award as a baseball player and was also a multi year letterman on both the baseball and football teams. He earned Associate Degrees from SAU Tech. He was employed at General Dynamics for 7 years as a Senior Supervisor. He was proud of his work and enjoyed the people he worked with. Jake was "Superman" to many! He had a huge heart; a contagious smile that would light up any room, and he gave the Best Bear Hugs around. Jake was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding 4-wheelers and camping with his family. His greatest joy was spending time with his girls. Jake was a loving son, the Best Big brother, a precious grandson, a doting father, an amazing uncle and a friend to many. He will be greatly missed! He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Gene William Porter Sr., Earl Perdue, his great grandparents Robert and Bessie Jones, Samuel and Susan Duncan, Howard Alan and Ila Annie Porter, and Whitney and Noelie Latiolais, and his cousin Daniel Eppinette. He is survived by his parents Stacey and Terri Porter of Camden; his sister Anna Keene and husband Gary of Camden; his maternal grandparents William and Betty Duncan of Camden; and is paternal grandmother Gloria Perdue of El Dorado; two precious daughters Jayden Porter and Hadley Porter both of Camden; a step-daughter Hannah Parker of Camden; stepsons Todd and Braden; nephew Grayson Keene who Jake adored; Aunt & Uncles; Glenda & Mike Starr of Morrilton, Gene Porter of Atlanta GA, Susan & Hector pages of Florida, Debbie Kelly of El Dorado and Stuart Porter of Smackover and a host of cousins, and many friends. Visitation will be held at Proctor Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday June 26th. Funeral Services will be held at Grace Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Monday June 27th with interment to follow at Bethesda Cemetery. Dr. Richard Foster and Rev. Kerry Carpenter will officiate the service. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to The First Church of Nazarene in Camden, AR.
Michael Todd Brian
Michael Todd Brian, 48 of Camden began his eternity in heaven on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born in Little Rock on July 20, 1967 and was chosen to be the second son of Herschel and Helen Brian of Camden at two months of age, a blessing that he considered to be the greatest of his life. He was a graduate of Fairview High School and Southern Arkansas University-Tech. He attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA and was employed for 25 years as an agent with Ouachita County Farm Bureau. Todd loved his work, his clients and especially his Farm Bureau family. He considered his boss, David Gibbs to be like a second father to him. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Homer and Vona Ashworth and John and Zeddie Dee Brian of Camden, his father, Herschel Brian of Camden and a nephew Isaac Brian of Benton. He is survived by his mother Helen Ashworth Brian of Camden; his adoring wife Crystal Loomis Brian of Camden; a brother, Kelly Brian (Cindy) of Benton; a daughter, Morgan Brian of Little Rock; sons, Lane and Cohen Duncan of Camden and a countless host of dear friends and family. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Funeral services will be held at Cullendale First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Friday with interment to follow at Bethesda Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to any church or organization that furthers the cause of Christ is welcomed.
Grace Campbell Olds
Grace Campbell Olds, 68, died June 21, 2016. Mrs. Olds was a member of the Rushing Memorial United Methodist Church in Chidester, AR. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley Olds, Jr.; her parents, Roy Malone and Georgie Lee Karr Campbell and a brother, William Campbell. Mrs. Olds is survived by a son, Charley "Butch" Olds; a daughter, Kelly Olds; a stepson, Jerry Johnson; a stepdaughter, Sherry Hesterly; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Leroy Campbell; three sisters, Alasca Edwards, Jennie Weatherly and Katherine Knight; a host of friends and a special sister in love, Victoria Huggins. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Proctor Funeral Home with Bennie Morgan officiating followed by interment at Stoney Point Cemetery.
Margie Arey, 71, of Camden passed away at her home on Monday, June 20, 2016. Margie was born on May 30, 1945 in Warren, AR, the daughter of Harvey A. Pennington and Jeanette Crowder. She worked as an assembly line worker in the defense industry and was always a loving mother, good worker, a very good friend, and a kind sweet person who helped many people. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John W. Sloan, and her sister, Joyce Mann. Survivors include her daughter, Tracie Richburg and husband, Tony Richburg; granddaughter, Sydney Heath and husband, Aaron Heath; grandson, Reagen Richburg; sister, Carolyn Key; her lifelong partner, Ruby Howell; daughter Terrie Tutor; granddaughter, Kayla Trantham; grandson, Kameron Craig; granddaughter, Shannon Craig; son, David Craig, Jr.; and three great grandsons, Gibson and Archer Heath and Jordan Sparks. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. The family will have a memorial service at a later date.
Mary Florence Sharp
Mary Florence Sharp, age 77, of Camden, died Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Ouachita County Medical Center. She was a member of Warner Spur Assembly of God. She was Mamaw Mary Sharp to everyone. She loved to work in her garden and yard. She always watched Wheel of Fortune with Izzy, her dog. She enjoyed cooking for her church family and loved making road trips. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph "Tuffy" Sharp; daughter, Theresa Sharp; parents, Jewell Nutt and Clara Mae "Dutchie" Cooper; brother, James Nutt; sister, Bobbie Shoemaker; and great-grandchild, Seth Stewart. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Matthews and husband, Bobby; sons, Ronnie Sharp and wife, Dottie and Randy Sharp and wife, DeAnna all of Camden; grandchildren, Kim Hamilton and husband, Timmy, Megan Magby and husband, Wade, Heather Barkhimer and husband, Josh and Lindsey Stewart all of Camden, also Corey Sharp and wife, Mindy of Texarkana, AR; great-grandchildren, Hailey Hamilton, Sarah Barkhimer, Bella Barkhimer, Chase Stewart, Camryn Stewart, and Anniston Magby all of Camden, and Kinsley Sharp of Texarkana, AR; and sisters, Shirley Burkett and husband, Willis of Greenville, AL and June Bowen of Bearden, AR. Funeral services will be 10:00AM Thursday at Warner Spur Assembly of God Church with burial in Bethel Cemetery at Bearden, AR. Rev. Damon Launius will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CARTI in Little Rock, or El Dorado, or to Warner Spur Assembly of God Church.
Sue Stiffler, 84, passed away June 20, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Stiffler and her parents, William and Daisy Mayher Sloan. Mrs. Stiffler is survived by a son, Gary Stiffler and his wife, Debbie; a daughter, Tammy Dowty; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00 to 8:00 Thursday. Graveside services will be 10:00 Friday at Bluff City Cemetery with Chris Cleveland officiating.
Glendola Pinson age 94, of Johnsville, AR died Saturday, June 18th at the Bradley County Medical Center. She was born January 11th, 1922 in Bradley County, a daughter of the late George P. Cooper and Mable Ferrell Cooper. She was a retired teacher with the Hermitage Public School System with over 40 plus years of service teaching in special education and home economics. She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, a graduate of the Vick Public Schools and the University of Arkansas. Also preceding her in death was a son, James Walter “Jimmy” Pinson and a brother Lawrence Cooper. She is survived by her daughter in law Debbie Pinson Daugherty and spouse Eugene, Johnsville, AR. 2 grandchildren Shanda Hancock and spouse Kevin, Johnsville, AR and Andrea Mann, Warren, AR. 5 great-grandchildren. Reagan Boykin, Ethan Boykin, Gage Boykin, Aubrey Mann and Alyson Mann. Graveside services were 10:00 AM Monday, June 20th at Calvary Cemetery with Rev. Felton Savage officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Don Hamilton, Kevin Hancock, Eugene Daughtery, Ethan Boykin, Jimmy Courtney and Charles Edward Ferrell.
Donald Louis Garner
Donald Louis Garner, age 84, of Camden, died Friday, June 17, 2016. He was born November 11, 1931 in Modesto, CA. He was a Navy Veteran having served during Korean Conflict. He was retired from the International Paper Company in 1994. Mr. Garner was also a bi-vocational pastor and pastored many churches in South Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Deanna Landreth Garner; three children, Camille Garner DeVaney of Camden, and husband, Charles of Laurinburg, North Carolina, Machelle Garner Jones and husband, Jim of El Dorado and Rodney Garner and wife, Diane of Camden; sister, LaVerne Garner Scott of Mobile, Alabama; brothers-in-law, Earmon Marks of Camden, Bobby Marks and wife, Doris of Springdale and brother-in-law, Dennis Shaffer of Kounte, TX; and sister-in-law, Sandra Alm of Houston, TX. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Adrienne Greenlee Queen and husband, Sean of Arkadelphia, Keith Greenlee of Camden, Jason Jones and wife, Laura of Ruston, Louisiana, Stephen Jones and wife, Bridget of Maumelle, Bryan Jones and wife, Susan of West Linn, Oregon, Melanie Garner Guy and husband, Dennis of Gravette, Melissa Bell of Camden, Yvonne Johnson and husband, Scott of Shreveport, and Caleb Bell and wife, Jessica of Camden; seventeen great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and stepchildren, Kimberly Phillips and husband, Kevin of Cabot, Kelly Johnson and husband, Bill of Brandon, MS, Louis Landreth and wife, Connie of Benton. He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Bonnie Marks Garner; parents, Lourell and Thelma Garner; great-grandchild, Braydon Cole Jones; brother, Boyd Garner; brothers-in-law, Doyal Scott and James Marks; and sisters-in-law, Vivian Hardin Marks and Sandy Pope Marks. Graveside service will be held 10:00 AM Monday, June 20, 2016 at Bethesda Cemetery with a funeral service following at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Smackover. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Rev. Carley Davis and Dr. Jimmy Burks will officiate the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Smackover Building Fund. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Michael Arthur Loser, Jr. "Mickey"
Michael Arthur Loser, Jr., “Mickey” 72, of Camden, went to be with the Lord on June 14, 2016, at Ouachita County Medical Center. He was a true lover of all and every sport, especially the Chicago Bears (Da Bears). He loved to play golf, and he loved to make a wager, no matter what is what. He would bet on the weather, a game, or if he would make that “hole-in-one.” He was the best grandfather, and his grandkids were his pride and joy. His family and friends meant the world to him. He was truly a loved man, and his generosity was just one of his many qualities. He had a heart of gold and lived his life to the fullest, until the end. He was the life of the party, and he would not want us to grieve over his passing. He was a man of God, and his practicing faith was Catholicism. Throughout his career, he was a manager at several grocery stores. He retired from Jade’s Grocery Store, and fully enjoyed his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael. Sr., and Clara Loser; and his brother, Bruce Loser. He is survived by one daughter; Amy Clemons; two grandchildren, Tristen and Anslee Clemons. His dearest friend, Donna Loser, all from Camden; one sister, Jackie Good (Jerry) of Lennox, SD; one brother, Robert Loser (Honey) of McHenry, IL; he is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, as well as great nieces and great nephews. He also is survived by numerous friends from Camden. A memorial service is scheduled on June 25, 2016 at the VFW in Camden at 2:00 PM. The family requests everyone wear Chicago Bears Attire or their teams color. In lieu of flowers being sent to the VFW, on June 24 or 25, a table will be set up for donations for CARTI in Little Rock.
Karen Mae Boyette McDougald
Karen Mae Boyette McDougald age 50, of Banks, AR died Monday, June 13th at UAMS in Little Rock, AR. She was born August 19th, 1965 in Warren, AR a daughter of Rev. Carrold Gene Boyette of Banks, and the late Wanda Jenkins Boyette. She was an in home care giver, a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Monticello and a graduate of the Hermitage Public Schools. Also preceding her in death, 2 sons Jeffery McDougald and Brent McDougald, a sister Janice McDougald and a nephew Trenton Gleaton. She is survived by her husband David McDougald, whom she married August 22, 1981 at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. A son Brian McDougald, Baytown, TX. A daughter Amanda Kelley and spouse Everett, Crossett, AR. 2 sisters Mary Burreson and spouse Dan, of Michigan. Rhonda Fuller of Warren, AR. 4 grandchildren Zanden Brent Kelley, Megan McDougald, Hannah McDougald and Chaz McDougald. 2 special friends Sharon McDougald and Machelle Temple. Funeral services 2:00 PM Thursday, June 16th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Shady Grove Cemetery at Jersey by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM Wednesday, June 15th at Frazer’s Funeral Home.
Roy Sisson age 37, of New Edinburg, AR died Sunday, June 12th at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was born October 19, 1978 in Pine Bluff, AR, a son of David and Jetta Sisson, Kingsland, AR and Roger and Fannie Jackson, El Dorado, AR. He attended Emmaus Baptist Church, he was employed with Shippers Incorporated in Fordyce, AR for 12 years and a graduate of the Kingsland Public Schools. Roy enjoyed fishing and hunting, he especially loved his wife and spending time with his children. He is survived by his wife Whitney Berry Sisson whom he married April 29, 1999 in Kingsland, AR. A son Peyton Sisson and a daughter Ragan Sisson both of New Edinburg, AR. A sister Jenifer Sisson, Fordyce, AR also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 14th at Good Hope United Methodist Church. Burial in McKinney Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. No visitation is planned.
Alice Marie Rogers
Alice Marie Rogers, 86, passed away June 13, 2016 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado, Arkansas from renal disease, leukemia, and pneumonia. She was born December 26, 1929 to Valdo and Irene Sturgis in Camden, Arkansas. Greeting her in heaven are her parents, Valdo and Irene Sturgis; a brother, Joe Sturgis; and a son, Larry Charles Powers. She was Methodist by faith and attended St. Mark United Methodist church in El Dorado, Arkansas. Survivors include her husband, Charles Rogers of El Dorado, AR; her brothers, J. P. Sturgis of Louisiana and Jerry Sturgis of Arkansas; her sisters, Pauline Moore and Cora Kaffenberger of Arkansas and Molly Teague of Oklahoma; a daughter, Sherian Smith (Danny) of El Dorado, AR; step-children, John Rogers (Tinka) of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas and Terry Ralston (Jim) of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; a step-granddaughter, Courtney Mills (Tracy) of El Dorado, AR; a grandson, David Hagins (Tara) of Great Falls, Montana and great-grandchildren, Brendan and Krystin-Hagins of Great Falls, Montana; a grandson, Sterling Powers of Maumelle, Arkansas; and step-granddaughter, Shelby Mills of El Dorado, Arkansas. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at the emergency room and others at the Medical Center of South Arkansas and her physicians who treated her in El Dorado, Arkansas for the loving care they provided. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A graveside service will be held 2:00 Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UCAPPS, 1000 Sunset Road, El Dorado, Arkansas, 71730.
Margie Ann Belt
Margie Ann Belt, 84, went to be with the Lord on June 11, 2016. She was born September 5, 1931 in Ouachita County, AR to John and Gertrude Mitchell Wright. Mrs. Belt was retired from General Dynamics but will best be remembered as a Christian woman and lifelong member of Eagle Mills Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George L. “Jack” Belt; two sons, Clifton Belt and Wayne Belt; a daughter, Teresa Belt Wilkins; an infant grandchild, Shelly Ann Belt; a brother, Kenneth Wright; a sister, Mary Whitten; and an infant sister, Wanda Wright. Mrs. Belt is survived by a son, Johnny Belt and his wife, Vonnie of Bearden, AR; a daughter, Sherrell Eiland and her husband, Keith of Camden, AR; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Wright of Portsmouth, VA. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 3:00 to 5:00 Sunday, June 12, 2016. Services will be 10:00 Monday at Eagle Mills Baptist Church with Chris Morgan officiating followed by interment at Salem Cemetery.
Virginia Dell Cross Jordan
Virginia Dell Cross Jordan, 82 of Camden, AR, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 in her home. Virginia was born June 27, 1933 in Camden to George Jehu and Eula Robertson Cross. She was retired from Stromberg-Carlson and was a member of the Cullendale First Assembly of God Church. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 58 years Glenn Edward Jordan, one daughter Debbie Lynn Jordan and thirteen brothers and sisters. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Huggs and husband, Otis of White Hall, AR and Darlene Jones and husband, Tim of Camden, AR; one son, Michael Jordan of Sherwood, OR; grandchildren, Scott Huggs, Cynthia Huggs, Tyler Jones and wife, Sarah, David Jones and wife, Brittney, Tiffany Jordan, Marshall Jordan and wife, Katie; four great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Bethesda Cemetery with Bro. Chris Cleveland officiating. Visitation will be 10:00 to 12:00 PM Saturday at Proctor Funeral Home. Proctor Funeral is in charge of the arrangements
Bro. James Allen Goshen
Bro. James Allen Goshen, 81 of Camden, AR passed away on Monday June 6, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Trudell Goshen. Bro. Goshen leaves to cherish his loving memories to his children Belinda Gill, Selma Green, Thelma Lewis, Joyce Annette Goshen, Joyce Manley, Jessie Goshen, and Alvin Goshen all of Camden, AR, Vera Goshen of Jackson, MS, and Kimberly Goshen of Hot Springs, AR; brothers Clarence Goshen and Rodell Goshen both of Camden, AR and Artell Goshen of Bakersfield, CA; sisters Ozell Brown of Omaha, NE and Alma Elnora Mahan of Los Angeles, CA; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday June 11, 2016 at New St. Mary Baptist Church with Rev. Odell Carr officiating. Interment will be held in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday June 10, 2016 from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and a Wake from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.
Ms. Christine Hill, 86 of Camden, AR passed away on Thursday May 26, 2016 in Little Rock, AR. She was preceded in death by her parents Willie Griffen and Rosie Howard. She leaves to cherish her loving memories to her sisters Jurluan Harris and Alberta Harris both of North Little Rock, AR. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday June 4, 2016 at Pilgrim Rest MBC with Rev. J.H. Hayes officiating. Interment will be held in Key's Cemetery in Sparkman, AR. Visitation will be held on Friday June 3, 2016 from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.
Harry Loyd Grider
Harry Loyd Grider, age 83, of Warren, AR, died Friday, June 3, at his home. Born October 28, 1932, in Sumpter, AR, a son of the late Earl Grider and Elun Beasley Grider he was one of a set of triplets. Loyd was retired from Potlatch Corporation with 42 years of service as a millwright, carpenter and crane operator. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a fisherman, member of First Baptist Church and the widower of Janice Taylor Grider who died November 10, 2009. They were united in marriage July 10, 1959. Also preceding him in death were brothers Thomas Grider, Dick Grider, Joe Mack Grider, Bill Grider; sisters Margie Baker, Bobbie Jo Doss and an infant sister. Survivors are 3 sons Terry Grider, White Hall, AR, Gary Grider and spouse Beverly and John David Grider all of Warren, AR. 4 grandchildren. Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Pattsville Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Frazer’s. Memorial preferred to Bradley County Veterans Museum; 210 North Main; Warren, AR, 71671.
Ola Jean (Hilson) Carlin
Ola Jean (Hilson) Carlin, age 74, gained her angel wings Tuesday, May 31, 2016. She was the third of five children born to Aaron and Marjorie Hilson on November 5, 1941 in Banks, Arkansas. She grew up in Camden, Arkansas. Jean attended and graduated from Fairview High School where she was a member of the 1959 high school state champion basketball team. She was preceded in death by her parents Aaron and Marjorie Hilson, and her sisters Oma Jean Hilson and Mary Matkin. She is survived by her two sons, David Carlin (Cheryl) and children Clint and Skylar of Camden; Chris Carlin (Deidre) and children Briley, Hadley, and Trace of Stuttgart; her sister Patricia Rayford (Larry) of Bossier City, Louisiana; her brother Aaron Hilson, Jr. (Rose) of Camden; her brother-in-law Ted Matkin of Vinton, Louisiana; and numerous extended family members. Heaven gained an amazing angel who always put others first. Jean loved helping others unselfishly. She was a loving mother and Mawmaw who cherished spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid gardener, deer hunter, and enjoyed fishing. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren. She was a lifelong member of Fairview Road Baptist Church. Visitation will be 6pm til 8pm Friday, June 3rd at Fairview Road Baptist Church in Camden, AR with a special family viewing at 5pm. Funeral will be held at Fairview Road Baptist Church at 1pm on Saturday June 4th with burial following at Williams Cemetery in Banks, AR. Frazer’s Funeral Home is in charge of Services.
Billy Edward Temple
Billy Edward Temple, age 61, of Hermitage, AR, died Sunday, May 29, at his home. Born February 5, 1955, in Warren, AR, a son of the late Norwood H. Temple and Willie Mae Sowders Temple he was a retired Master Chief Boiler Tech from the U.S. Navy with 30 years of service. Also preceding him in death was his wife Barbara Sue Temple who died April 26, 2014. They were united in marriage June 25, 1975. Survivors are 1 son Brian Temple of Warren, AR. 2 daughters Patricia Byrd of Jersey, AR and Michelle Temple of Hermitage, AR. 1 sister Linda Wilson of Hermitage, AR. 6 grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Frazer’s Funeral Home.
Josephine Mitchell Reap
Josephine Mitchell Reap, 88, died Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Pine Hills Health and Rehabilitation. She was Born April 16, 1928 in Locust Bayou. She is preceded in death by her father, Earl Mitchell, step-father and mother, Henry and Josie Ables, husband, Willie Reap, son, James Earl Moore and brother, Earl Gene Mitchell. She is survived by her grandson, Lance Moore of Hot Springs, AR, many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Sunday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Proctor’s. Graveside services will be held 10:00 AM Monday at Lakeside Cemetery.
Anneliese Donegan 90, of Camden AR, entered the kingdom of Heaven on May 25, 2016 at 10:03pm surrounded by her family. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Patrick Donegan; her mother and father, George and Martha Sendelbach; and her sister, Margaret Smith. She is survived by her son, Colin Donegan and his wife, Louise of Roxbury, NJ; and her daughter, Tracy Shambley and her husband, Randy of Camden AR. She was the proud grandmother of 6 grandchildren, Jessica Porsch and Chelsea Betts of Camden AR and Erin Murphy, Sean Donegan and Christopher Donegan of Roxbury NJ and Megan Bell of Wantage, NJ. She also had the ultimate joy of being a great grandmother to Julia Porsch, Aleah and Landon Betts and Kathryn and Brian Murphy. Anneliese was a proud member of St Louis Catholic Church in Camden Arkansas. She was born Anneliese Sendelbach on January 29, 1926 in Kassel, Germany. She grew up during the Horrors of World War 2, but she was brave and determined to keep God first despite the tyranny of Germany's third Reich laws. At the age of 25 she struck out on her own to start a new life in America, crossing the Atlantic, all alone but unafraid. While in America she met and married John P Donegan and started family life in Denville, NJ. She was a devout Catholic, active in the local church and was a beloved Bus Driver for many years with the Denville Township Board of Education. Ultimately her most cherished accomplishment other than her family came in 1958 when she officially became a Citizen of the United States of America! It was one of the proudest days of her life!! Later in life...she would write in her journal: "I fell in love with America, not for its so called riches, rather I loved America because of Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion and to be free to do as I please within the Law of God and Country. Did I have to struggle? You bet I did!! I still do...who doesn't? But the good in my life always stands out the most and I never once regretted that I "chose" to become an American!! However, I am saddened sometimes that people have not learned from past History...to love one another more, as God intended for all of us to do. But alas, we are the people...for the people and by the people...and it should start with each and every one of us. If only everyone could learn to do that, how Heavenly this world would be!" Visitation will be from 6-8 on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Proctor Funeral Home and funeral services will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church at 3pm on May 28, 2016. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that friends and family please make donations to the American Diabetes Association. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Ruth Ann Wilson Barrett
Ruth Ann Wilson Barrett, 56, of Camden, passed away May 24, 2016 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. She was born to Billy and Jean Wilson July 13, 1959 in Camden as the fifth of six children. She was a loving mother and grandmother and touched every soul she ever met. Greeting her in Heaven are her parents, Billy and Jean Wilson; her brothers, Billy Dale Wilson and Phil Carter; her children’s father, Mike Barrett; and her granddaughter, Brooklann Roberson. Left to morn her passing include her partner, Doyle Vaughn, of Camden; daughters, Ashley Whitelaw and fiancé, Sam Butts, of Magnolia; Michelle and E.J. Barrett, of Camden; and Danica McRae, of Camden; brothers, Randy and Donna Wilson, of Camden; Will and Shirley Carter, of Milton, Fla.; sister, Judy and Ray Moore, of Conway; sisters-in-law, Sheila Fondran, of Delaware, and Barbara Crawford Carter, of Uriah, Ala.; grandchildren, Braden Roberson, Skyler Green and Madison Baker, Daniel Stafford, and Luke, Nick and Noah Butts; along with a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends. A graveside service will take place at 10 a.m., Sat., May 28, at Mount Horeb Cemetery in Elliot with Brother Don Phillips officiating.
James William McClain
James William McClain, Jr. age 78 of Warren, Arkansas died Monday, May 23, 2016. He was born December 23, 1937, in Cleveland County, Arkansas to James William McClain, Sr. and Ollie Mae Beaty McClain. He was retired from Potlatch Corporation with thirty-two years of service as the Bradley Yard Foreman. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Warren. Mr. McClain was a fifty plus year member of the Masonic Lodge #33, F. & A. M. of Warren, serving as the Worshipful Master and also serving as treasurer of the lodge for a number of years. Preceding him in death was a daughter Marion Gail McClain, a grandson Coty Allen McClain, and a great-grandson Gabriel Sullivan, a brother Albert (Bud) McClain and two sisters Doris McClain Coker and Billie Maxine McClain. Survivors are his wife Gala Vinson McClain, whom he married November 30, 1956; two sons: James E. "Jim" McClain (Cheryl) of Maumelle, and Thomas L. "Tommy" McClain (Robbin) of Little Rock; two daughters: Ramona McClain Smith of Vilonia, and Stacy McClain Hargrove (Jeff) of Cabot; six grandchildren: Julianna Smith Yeatman, Hannah Smith Sullivan, Zachary Keaton McClain, Zoe Elizabeth McClain, Gavin McClain Hargrove, and Kyzer Luke Hargrove; one great-grandchild Harrison Jax Yeatman. He is also survived by three sisters: Dorothy Smith of Sheridan, Martha Spakes of Memphis, TN., and Jo Small of Pine Bluff. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 26 at Frazers Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Rye, Arkansas. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 25 from 6-8 pm. A Special thanks to Hospice Home Care of Faulkner County, Arkansas for providing superior care for James.
Charlie Avery was born April 22,1937 to Dorsey Avery and Sarah Mills Avery in Louann, AR. He departed this life May 22, 2016 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Charlie joined Pilgrim Baptist Church at an early age under the leadership of Rev. W.M. Bryant. He started playing piano and singing when he was very young. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1957. He united in holy matrimony to Shirley Baker on January 14, 1958. Charlie and Shirley relocated to Kansas City, MO in January 1958. He served in the United States Army from 1960 to 1962. He worked for the Gas Service Company for 31 years. After retiring he also worked for Harte Hanks Company. He joined Haven of Rest Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Nathaniel Nelson, now deceased. His present pastor is Rev. Monscenior Cunningham He was a faithful member until his health failed. Charlie served on the Deacon Board and was pianist for the Male Chorus. He loved singing, and sang and played throughout the Kansas City area. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Otis Goodwin, Walter Avery and Dorsie Lee Avery; three sisters, Ella Mae Lindsey, Flossie White and Bertha Sumlin. Charlie leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Shirley Avery of Kansas City, MO; two sisters, Jerelene Roberson of Kansas City, MO, and Earlene Elliott of Camden, AR; two sister-in laws, three brother- in-laws and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday May 28, 2016 at Shady Grove MBC. Interment will be held in Elliott Cemetery @ Shady Grove. Visitation will be held on Friday May 27, 2016 from 12-6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.
Emmer Jean McCord
Emmer Jean McCord went home to be with her heavenly father on May 22, 2016. She was born on June 16, 1946, she was the daughter of Clinton and Mary Alice Pyle. She was a former resident of Dallas, TX before moving to Camden in 1993. She has been a resident of Ouachita Nursing and Rehab for several years. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by two daughters, Gloria (James) Cooper of Camden, AR, Glenda (Brad) McMath of Nixa, Mo; son, Buddy (Kimberly) Brown of Hot Springs, AR; two brothers, Garland (Sandra) Pyles of Dallas, TX, Troy C. Pyle, Sr of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Christal (Michael) Welch of Camden, AR, Stephanie (Bubba) Thompson of Camden, AR, James D. Cooper of Camden, AR, Alyssa Cooper of Camden, AR, Madyson Brown of Hot Springs, AR, Macy, Mia, Micah McMath of Nixa, MO; great-grandchildren, Peyton Welch and Joshua Thompson of Camden, AR; host of nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Bethel Methodist Cemetery, El Dorado, AR.
Robert Stokes (Bob) Gundolf
Robert Stokes (Bob) Gundolf, 84, passed away Sunday, May 22 in Huntsville, Alabama. He was born on December 14, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri to Edwin and Claudia (Stokes) Gundolf. He married Marjorie Gaddy of Camden, Arkansas on March 7, 1999. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Annette Gaddy. He is survived by his wife, Margie, three sons, Michael Gundolf and Donald Gundolf, both of Benton, Arkansas, and Quintin Gundolf, U.S. Army, Fort Stewart, Georgia; three daughters, Vanessa (Jimmy) Lovette of Liverpool, Texas, Bobbi (Bob) Willhite of Jacksonville, Arkansas, and Cynthia (Rey) Almodovar of Huntsville, Alabama; two brothers, Wallace (Sally) Gundolf of Roganville, Texas, and John (Barbara) Gundolf of Beaumont, Texas; five sisters, Myrna Enslin of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Elizabeth Harris of Little Rock, Arkansas, Mae Voegele of Conway, Arkansas, Jane (Jim) Whitnell and Mary (Wayne) Bailey, both of Kent, Washington; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Bob served in the U.S. Air Force, worked several years as a concrete finisher, and retired after 36 years of service from the ALCOA chemical plant in Bauxite, Arkansas. He was a licensed auctioneer and enjoyed bluegrass, country, and especially gospel music. In his retirement years, he was dedicated to community service serving as a trustee for the Camden First Assembly of God Church in Camden, Arkansas. He was a Mason, a member of the Eastern Star, and a Gideon. He was especially proud of his volunteer work with the Boy Scouts of America, where he earned membership in The Order of the Arrow and completed Wood Badge training, both prestigious accomplishments for Boy Scout leaders. He felt his highest achievement was the honor of teaching shooting sports to hundreds of Scouts in many summer camp programs throughout the region. Bob’s funeral service will be at the Camden First Assembly of God, located at 1275 Maul Rd. in Camden, Arkansas at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Funeral services provided by the Proctor Funeral Home of Camden. Burial will be that afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Pine Crest Memorial Park at 7401 Hwy 5 North, Alexander, Arkansas. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Boy Scouts of America, Desoto Area Council, 118 W Peach St SE, El Dorado, AR 71730.
Cozette Alice Foster
Cozette Alice Foster, 83, of Camden, AR passed away Sunday May 22, 2016 at Ouachita County Medical Center. She was born January 9,1933 to Nova and Eva Lewis Ross in Spring Hill, AR. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; Nova and Eva Lewis Ross; brother, Wilburn Ross; and sisters, Ruthy Kidd and Margaret Windle. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Kelson Foster of Camden, AR; son, Stan Foster, and wife Donna of Mobile, AL; daughters, Lori Lum and husband, David of Camden, AR and LaJuan Cannon of Taylor, AR; grandsons, Chris Flynt and wife, Sara of Taylor, AR and Jacob Lum of Fayetteville, AR; granddaughter, Kelsey Lum Jacks and husband, Jacob of Little Rock, AR; four great grandchildren; and sister, Reta Anderson of Hope, AR. A graveside service will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Buddy Ratliff officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 141 Harrison Avenue, SW, Camden, AR.
Blanche Dempsey, a long-time resident of Camden, Arkansas and resident of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, went to be with her Lord and Savior May 23, 2016. She was born June 22, 1927 in Marked Tree, AR. Blanche married William Merle Dempsey September 1940. She worked at the Jacket King in Camden, Arkansas for many years and was the Union president for her co-workers. Blanche was an Avon representative and enjoyed visiting with her clients and providing them their products. She worked for Pizza Hut in Camden for over 20 years until she retired and moved to Mt. Ida to be near her daughter, Connie Carter. Blanche was a long time member of Hillside Baptist Church where she was very loved by her fellow congregation. She enjoyed many years of being a part of the Hillside Baptist summer missionary teams. Her cooking for others was a true act of love. She was full of compassion and was the happiest while taking care of others. Blanche was preceded in death by her husband, William Merle Dempsey, her mother, Ethel Kesner, her father, Al Evans and her brother, Harold Evans. She is survived by her daughter, Connie Carter and her husband, Bob Carter of Mt. Ida, AR, granddaughter Bonnie Bostic and her husband Dennis Bostic, of Marshall, TX, grandson Jimmy Burton and his wife Jill Burton, Hot Springs, AR and granddaughter Margaret Hoskyn and her husband Charles Hoskyn of Sherwood, AR. Blanche was blessed with great-grandchildren, Chris VanPelt, Cameron Mosley, Natalie Mosley and Kristin Burton and great-great grandchildren, Parker Hosman and Madelyn Lammey. Visitation will be held at Proctor Funeral Home, Camden, AR from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., May 26, 2016 with a Chapel service to begin at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Old Holly Springs Cemetery.
Henry Wilson Jones
Henry Wilson Jones, age 88, of New Edinburg, AR, died Thursday May 19, at John R. Williamson Hospice House. Born December 2, 1927, in Monroe, LA, a son of the late Ira Samuel Jones and Bernice Sessions Jones, he was a retired electrician, cattleman, timber man and poultry grower. Henry was a member of Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church where he was ordained a deacon in 1978. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and on the New Edinburg School Board. Also preceding him in death was a brother Lewis D. Jones; sisters Maxine Galbreath and Delois Ruth Adams. Survivors are his wife Rachel McClellan Jones whom he married June 11, 1954. 3 daughters Peggy Cole and spouse Rickey of El Dorado, AR, Deborah Jones of New Edinburg, AR and Allison Dallen and spouse Greg of Broken Arrow, OK. 1 sister Mary Craine of Palm Springs, CA. 1 sister in law Mary John Jones of Fayetteville, AR. 5 grandchildren Holly Hanry and husband Rhett of Junction City, AR, Meridith Armstrong and husband Kyle of Arkadelphia AR, Lucas Jones Dallen, Joshua Jones Dallen and Zachary Jones Dallen all of Broken Arrow, OK. 2 great grandchildren Cole Hanry and Wilson Hanry. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 21, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Billy Wilson, Greg Dallen, Ricky Cole and John McClellan officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist. Burial with flag presentation was in Reaves Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Rhett Hanry, Hally Hanry, Cole Hanry, Wilson Hanry, Meridith Armstrong, Kyle Armstrong, Lucas Dallen and Joshua Dallen. Honorary pallbearers were the friends of Henry Jones. Memorials preferred to Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church near New Edinburg, AR or Lifetouch Hospice; 2301 Champagnolle Road; El Dorado, AR. 71730.