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.