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Charles Edward Rance
Mr. Charles Edward Rance, 61 years old of Camden, AR passed away on Sunday July 20, 2014 in Little Rock, AR. Mr. Rance was preceded in death by his parents Hulen and Flossie Rance. Mr. Rance leaves to cherish his loving memories to his children Monkneca Berry and LaShunda Thomas both of Camden, AR; sister Ollie McGhee of Alexandria, LA; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday July 26, 2014 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 July 25, 2014 from 12:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Ricky Daniel Dunn
Mr. Ricky Daniel Dunn, 54 years old of Cincinnati, OH formally of Chidester, AR passed away on Monday July 14, 2014 in Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Ricky Dunn was preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Arlyne Dunn. He leaves to cherish his loving memories to his wife Lisa Dunn of Cincinnati, OH; son Damion Dunn of Watertown, NY; daughters Mia Ware of Arkadelphia, AR, Sophia Dunn of Texarkana, TX and Danielle Walker of Prescott, AR; sisters Gemeta Purifoy, Patrice Weaver, and Elaine Morris all of Chidester, AR; 7 grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday July 26, 2014 at Good Hope AME in Chidester, AR with Rev. T W Scott officiating. Interment will be held in Good Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday July 25th from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home

Ara R. Ferguson
Ara R. Ferguson, 89, of Metairie, LA, died Sunday, July 20, at St. Anthony’s Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Metairie, LA. Born May 24, 1925 in Cleveland County a daughter of the late Oscar Monroe Reep and Ophie Gavin Reep she was a retired secretary, member of Carrolton Presbyterian Church and the widow of Earl Edward Ferguson who died December 27, 1999. They were united in marriage July 12, 1953. Survivors are 1 son Kenneth Hoover of Box Elder, South Dakota; two brothers J.P. Reep of Little Rock, AR and Kirby Reep of Spring, TX. 5 sisters Ladelle Wright of Monticello, AR, Gay Holloway of Scott, AR, Mary Alice Beasley of Metairie, LA, Carolyn Ann Watson of Scott, AR and Kay Nell Graves of Cabot, AR. 1 grandson and 1 great-grandson. Graveside services are 10:00 a.m. Saturday July 26, at Union Cemetery in Rye, AR by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Viewing will be from 6-8 PM on Friday July 25, at Frazer’s.

Sarah McCormick Yawn
Sarah McCormick Yawn, 103, of Camden, AR died July 20, 2014. She was born November 13, 1910 in Perth, MS to Frank and Lessie Osborn McCormick. She was a graduate of Bellhaven College in Jackson, MS. She married Forrest Wesley Yawn and lived in Camden most of her adult life. She had many wonderful years teaching English in the Camden public schools. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and siblings, Joe McCormick and Katherine Jenkins. She is survived by her daughters, Sarah Kathryn Kelly of Mountain Home, AR, Nancy Massey of Fayetteville, AR and Bicki (Richard) Carter of Baton Rouge, LA. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Melinda (Scott) Wile, Michael Kelly, Wesley Massey (Clark) Hill, Mitchell (Lori) Massey, Betsy Massey (Rob) Walker, Stuart Carter, Gibson Carter (Skip) Erwin, Wesley (Mark) Horobetz; ten great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; nephew, Jim Jenkins; and nieces, Nancy Gillespie, Billie Bell, Jane Ledbetter. A memorial service will be held 11:00AM Friday, July 25, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church in Camden with a private burial. Visitation will be held after the service in the fellowship hall of the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Flippo’s Senior Social Center, P.O. Box 410, Johnson, AR 72741 or First Presbyterian Church, 313 Greening, Camden, AR 71701. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bertha Ruth Emfinger Griffin
Berta Ruth Emfinger Griffin, 80, of Kingsland died Friday July 18, 2014 at her home. Born December 8, 1933 in Elmore County, AL, she was the daughter of the late David Anderson Emfinger and Annie Ruth Bush Emfinger. She was a retired switchboard operator and a member of Kingsland First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Shelby Carl Griffin. She is survived by her husband, Shelby "Pap" Griffin of Kingsland; daughter, Susan Diane Inman of Prattville, AL; two grandchildren, Jason Edward Inman of Prattville, AL, Susan Michelle Inman of Prattville, AL; three great-grandchildren, Cooper James Inman of Amery MS, Jackson Edward Inman of Amery, MS, Presley Inman of Prattville, AL; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Ray officiating. Burial will follow at Crossroads Cemetery. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online registry, visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net

Windell Rex Wells
Windell Rex Wells, 73, of Fordyce died Friday, July 18, 2014 at Green House Cottages in Rison. He was born September 15, 1940 in Milltown, IN. Rex served as a Navy Seal in the Vietnam War and was a retired sales clerk for Benton Hardware in Fordyce. He had also worked for the Dallas County Sheriff's office, Dallas County Sheriff's Auxiliary and the Fordyce Police Department. He was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, James Elmo Wells and Rosie Hall Nay; two sisters, Sharon Babbs and Donna Duncan. He is survived by his wife, Conga Louise Brown Wells of Fordyce;; daughter, Mary Ann Wells Goldman of IN; step mother, Margie Bumgardner of Fordyce; three brothers, Richard Hensley of Milltown, IN, Roger Hensley of Laconia, IN, Ivan Nay of Jeffersonville, IN; two sisters, Cathy Benningfield of Corydon, IN, Charlotte Rinker of Milltown, IN; and twenty nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce with Rev. Harold Harper officiating. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online registry, visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Evelyn Gavin Thornton
Evelyn Gavin Thornton, age 81, of Warren, AR died Saturday July 19, at her home surrounded by her loving family and long loved pets. Born January 12, 1933 in Rye, AR a daughter of the late Tom Gavin and Alma Wooldridge Gavin she was a retired medical receptionist for Dr. Crow and Dr. Pennington. She provided 30 years of dedicated service to her patients and community. Evelyn lived life to the fullest as she traveled the world with her husband of 63 years. She loved gardening, being a homemaker, loving her children and grandchildren and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was a son Tommy Thornton, brother, Floyd Gavin and sister, Eva Dean Tarver. Survivors are her husband Wilburn Thornton, Jr. whom she married March 4, 1951. 1 son Allan Thornton and spouse P.J. of Bryant, AR. 2 brothers Maurice Gavin and J. B. Gavin both of Rye, AR. 2 grandchildren Heather Sullins and spouse Rodney of Bryant, AR, Brandon Thornton of Little Rock, AR. 2 great-grandchildren Cooper and Carter Sullins. Graveside services 2:00 p.m. Monday July 21, in Union Cemetery at Rye, AR by Frazer’s Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at their home. Memorials preferred to your local animal shelter or Bradley County Veterans Museum.

Margaret Burton Jordan
Margaret Burton Jordan of Camden passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. She was born in Monticello, Arkansas December 23, 1930 to the late Dolly and Stanley Burton. She is survived by her husband, James F. Jordan; two sons, Fred and his wife, Robbie, Mike and his wife, Raimee, all from Ft. Smith; her daughter, Judy Jordan and her husband, Ray Woody of Atlanta. She also leaves one sister, Joy Akin Harris (Hamburg); and one brother, Roma Gene Burton (Monticello); five grandchildren, Buddy, Rachel (Evan), Mason, Jonathan (Danika), Jacob (Marta); and two great grandchildren, Jimmy Jordan and Jonas Adams. Margaret's greatest loves were her husband, James of 65 years and her family. She was very active in her church and her community. She served as state-wide Jaycette President, Fred Whiteside PTA President and was Camden's first Welcome Wagon hostess. Her ultimate joy was being surrounded by family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her. Visitation will be on Friday, July 18, 2014 from 6-8pm at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM the First Baptist Church in Camden on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

David Wayne Carlton
David Wayne Carlton, age 42, of Warren, AR went to be with the Lord Monday July 14, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born September 16th, 1971 in McGhee, AR a son of Lorine Birchfield Carlton, Star City, AR and David Carlton and spouse Carolyn of Emerson, AR. He loved Jesus and everyone he met and always had a smile for all. He loved spending time with his family at home as well with his family at the South East Arkansas Human Development Center in Warren. He was a huge Arkansas Razorback fan and one of the highlights of his life was getting to go to a Razorback game. He loved music and movies and loved singing gospel music. He was a beautiful person that was loved by all. Also preceding him in death was his maternal grandparents DeWitt W. and Margaret Birchfield and his paternal grandfather Leonard Carlton and Raymond and Ruth Talley. Surviving other than his mother, his father and step-mother are 3 brothers, Edward Carlton, Texarkana, TX, Billy Carlton and spouse Brenda, Emerson, AR, Timothy Beavers and spouse Ashley, Shreveport, LA. 2 sisters Juanita Evans and spouse Romney, Emerson, AR and Jennifer Morgan and spouse Chris of Star City, AR; his grandmother, Juanita Bowles, Magnolia, AR and by many aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 17, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial will be at Palmyra Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time Thursday July 17, at Frazer’s.

Amos Charles Sr.
Amos Charles Sr., 76, of Stephens, AR died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at North Park Health & Rehab in McKinney, TX. Arrangements are pending with Marks Funeral Home, Inc. of Magnolia, AR.,

Geraldine O. Matthews
Geraldine O. Matthews, 82, of Fordyce died Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. She was born September 14, 1931 in Dallas County, Arkansas. After attending high school in Carthage, Arkansas she took home courses in dress designing and interior decorating from Chicago, IL. Geraldine lived outside of Arkansas for many years in such places as Maryland and Ohio. In those places she was always active in the United Methodist Church and with the children and their schools. Geraldine helped take care of the elderly in their homes and also in nursing homes in Ohio and in Arkansas. She was also a member of the local home extension club. She is preceded in death by her parents, James E. Overton and Lucy Amy Lawrence Overton; three brothers and five sisters. She is survived by two sons, Ben E. Matthews and wife Donna of Mount Vernon, WA, William C. Matthews and wife Diane of Fordyce; two daughters, Rebecca Sigal of Lorain, OH, Phyllis Kay Dailey and husband Jack of Virginia Beach, VA; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday at Tulip Methodist Church in Tulip with Rev. Shane Matthews officiating. Burial will follow at Tulip Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online registry, visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Frances Harris Hedrick
Frances Harris Hedrick, age 98, of Warren, AR died Saturday July 12, at Chapel Woods Nursing Center in Warren. Born June 20, 1916, in Warren, AR a daughter of the late V.B. Harris and Luna Sykes Harris she was a third grade teacher in the Warren Public School system until her retirement after 34 years of service. Frances was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was married to Louis Dickerson Hedrick from October 14, 1937, until his death on January 13, 1976. Also, preceding her in death was a grandson Louis Hedrick, III and brother Sykes Harris. Survivors include: son Dick Hedrick and spouse Cynthia of Greenwood, SC; daughter daughter Anne Miller and spouse Jack of Warren, AR; grandchildren Amanda Hodges, Michelle Hulett, Melissa Benson, Lauren Utterback; great-grandchildren Thomas Hodges, William Benson, Chalmers Benson, Katie Hulett, Jonathan Hulett and Miller Utterback. Graveside service 1:30 p.m. Thursday July 17, at Oakland Cemetery. Memorial service 2:00 p.m. Thursday July 17, at First United Methodist Church followed by reception in the Church fellowship hall. Memorials preferred to First United Methodist Church Alter Guild or Music Fund; 111 W. Church St.; Warren, AR 71671, Donald W. Reynolds Warren Y.M.C.A; 207 N. Main St.; Warren, AR 71671; or your local chapter of The American Cancer Society.

Zackary Keith Clement
Zackary Keith Clement age 29, of Pine Bluff, AR died Thursday, July 10th in Little Rock, AR, a son of Judy Rice Curry, Pine Bluff, AR and the late Larry Clement. He was born October 4th, 1984 in Little Rock, AR; he earned his degree for Pine Bluff High School and was a member of the Meadowview Baptist Church. Surviving other than his mother, a brother Rodney Curry, Woodlawn, AR and a sister Rhonda Hale, Greenbrier, AR. Funeral services 10:00AM Wednesday, July 16th at Meadowview Baptist Church. Burial in Gravelridge Cemetery, Bradley County by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation is from 6pm until 8pm Tuesday, July 15th at Meadowview Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, AR.

Joseph Norman "Nunner" Ryan
Joseph Norman "Nunner" Ryan, Jr., 73, of Camden died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. He was born November 7, 1940 in Bearden, Arkansas. He was a Vietnam Army veteran and a member of Rolling Hills Assembly of God Church in Stephens. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Norman Ryan, Sr. and Hazel Marie Pate Ryan; one son, Joseph Michael Ryan and one sister, Dixie Doherty. He is survived by one son, Gene Ryan of Chidester; four daughters, Debbie Foster of Searcy, Teresa Phillips of Camden, Tina Collins of Arkadelphia, Connie Sue Ryan of Little Rock; three brothers, Gene Ryan, Jimmy Ryan and Steve Ryan all of Camden; four sisters, Doris Ezell of Baytown, TX, Joanie Harcrow, Martha Phillips and Sarah Brown all of Camden; nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Bearden. Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Saturday at Moss Hill Cemetery near Bearden. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce/Bearden. To sign the online registry, visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Helen Gloria Dunn
Helen Gloria Dunn went to her Heavenly Home to be with our Lord on Friday, July 11, 2014. She was affectionately known to her Family as “Mammoo.” Gloria was born to William H. and Helen Grace Oliphant Dessent on March 23, 1940 in Camden, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Joshua David Dunn. Gloria loved her family and was a homemaker. During her later years, she overcame difficulties of living with paralysis after suffering a major stroke in her early 60’s. She persevered on a daily basis carrying on with life and taking care of her husband of 57 years. Gloria’s favorite verse was II Corinthians 5:8-9. “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.” Gloria is survived by her husband, William Franklin Dunn of Branson West, MO whom she married on September 5, 1958 in Camden, Arkansas. She is also survived by her four children, William David Dunn and wife Tina of Lowell, AR; Helen Rebecca Alston and husband, Jack of Tontitown, AR; Paul Matthew Dunn of Branson West, MO and John Michael Dunn and wife Susan of Fayetteville, AR; 11 grandchildren; Keri Jones and Husband Chad of Springfield, MO, Kristiana, Remington and Dodger Dunn of Springfield, MO; Ashley and John David Alston of Tontitown, AR; Jenny and Sara Dunn of Junction City, LA.; Jacob, Lila and Tyler Dunn of Fayetteville, AR; 4 great-grandchildren, Mattie Dunn of Branson, MO; Zachariah, Micah and Luke Jones of Springfield, MO; 2 step-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Stapleton and children Jacob and Madeline of Fayetteville, AR and Carolyn Donald-Alston of Washington, DC. Funeral arrangements are by Proctor Funeral Home of Camden, Arkansas. Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Faustina Methodist Church in Faustina, Arkansas with Brother Jeremy Langley, the great-nephew of Gloria, officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Monday, July 14, 2014 at the funeral home. Pallbearers are David Dunn, Paul Dunn, Michael Dunn, Chad Jones, Dr. Jack Alston, John David Alston and Honorary Pallbearers Keri Dunn Jones, Joe Johnson, Lt. Col Carroll Wayne Dunn, Vernon “Red” Dunn and Mike Wynn. Interment will be at Dunn Cemetery in Faustina. The family will be at Ida Lou and Joe Johnson home in Faustina. Memorials may be made to the Searcy Children’s Home, P. O. Box 1411, Searcy, AR 72145.

Floyd L. "Bill" Wages
Floyd L. "Bill" Wages, 87, of Fordyce died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. He was born April 26, 1927 in Ouachita County, Arkansas. He was a retired truck driver. He is preceded in death by his parents, Tom A. Wages and Lula Martin Wages; wife Opal Jones Wages; three brothers and five sisters. He is survived by his wife, Betty Givens Wages of Fordyce; one son, Alton Gene Wages and wife Cricket of Nacogdoches, TX; three daughters, Barbara Sue Partin and husband George of Nacogdoches, TX, Carolyn Lochridge and husband Joe of Coal Hill, Billie Umphress of Garland, TX; one sister, Helen Deaton of El Dorado; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday at Benton Funeral Home with Rev. Don Ashcraft officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery near Sparkman. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online registry, visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

R. A. Grider
R. A. Grider, 72, of Warren, Arkansas died Wednesday, July 9, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. He was born August 10, 1941 at Crigler, Arkansas a son of the late Lester Grider and Maggie Spakes Grider. He was a graduate of the Woodlawn Public School System, was a Baptist and served in the US Army. He was an award winning car salesman, a avid gardener and a well known domino player and loved to cook for the needy. Surviving is a son David Grider and spouse Adriana, Warren, AR; 3 daughters Melinda Hartzog, Heber Springs, AR, Jamie Huitt, Tumbling Shoals, AR and Melissa Grider, Monticello, AR; 3 brothers Sonny Grider, Benton, AR, James L. Grider, Pine Bluff, AR. and John Grider, Pansy, AR; 4 sisters June Ruth Saint, Pine Mountain, GA, Peggy Grider, Houston, TX, Barbara Grote, MO, and Joan Perry, Warren, AR; 10 Grandchildren; and a caregiver Judy Watson, Warren AR. He was preceded in death by a son Timothy Grider; 3 brothers Grady Grider, Jackie Grider and Kenneth Grider and a sister Kathy Clemens. Funeral services will be at 2:00pm Saturday, July 12, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial with flag presentation ceremony at Rowell Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6:00pm to 8:00pm Friday, July 11, at Frazer’s

Oather Arvis Loe
O. A. Loe On July 10, 2014 Oather Arvis Loe, 90, traded in his Tuxedo, also known as his overalls, for a robe to join his Lord and Savior. Born in Bodcaw, AR to Ben F. and Edith Baker Loe on October 13, 1923 he was 1 of 8 children. Mr. Loe was a Christian and loved to praise his Lord in word and in song. He was a Charter Member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church and during his children’s lives attended Immanuel Baptist Church. He was later baptized in to the Church of Christ and attended Cullendale Church of Christ. He was a Sunday School teacher, Baptist Training Service teacher, Men’s Brotherhood teacher. Quite the musician, Arvis taught himself to play the acoustic guitar. He formed a small band while in the Tinian Islands and played for many of our service men and women up until his guitar was stolen. However, in 1958 his guitar was found in a pawn shop by a fellow serviceman and returned to him. He was retired from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department where he was a welder. He served his country well. Serving in the U.S. Air Force, he stood guard of the Enola Gay on August 5, 1945, just hours prior to the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 52 years, Doris Turbush Loe, brothers, Ben, Arthur, Herley and Hoyle “Shorty” Loe as well as his daughter-in-law, Teresa Hensley Loe. O.A.is survived by his wife of 17 years, Ruby Lester Loe, his daughters, Debra Miller ( Ray) of Jacksonville, AR, Leona Kay Loe of E. Camden, Diane Garner (Mike) of Rome, GA; son, Lawrence N. Loe (Connie) of Little Rock, AR; grandchildren, Medrith Longorio-Loe (Rico) of San Antonio, TX, Robin Terrell (Bud) of Cabot, AR, Ami Jackson (Drew) of Little Rock, Lawrence O. Loe of Little Rock, Scott Johnson (Amanda) of Cabot, AR, Luke Wyatt (Kathleen) of Bryant, AR Michael Garner (Emily) of Thomasville, GA, and Carrie Garner (Lana) of Grayson, GA. He had 13 great grandchildren; his most recent being Little Miss Elliott Quinn Wyatt born on July 2. His siblings, sister, Betty McClane (Boyce) of Camden, brothers, Oris D. “Bit” Loe of Henderson, TX, Dalton Lee Loe (Evorie) of Prescott as well as a host of nieces, nephews, many cousins and a myriad of other family and friends. Services will be Saturday, July 12, 2014 2:00PM at Proctor Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday from 6PM to 8PM at the funeral home. Brother Gene Outler, Brother Richard Kirkland and O.A.’s son-in-law, Mike Garner, will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Camden. To sign the online guest register, visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com

Mary Alice Adams
Mary Adams, 70, passed away July 9, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Adams was a retired nurse. She was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Velma McClendon Oakley; two brothers, Sonny Oakley and Earl Robinson; and a sister, Bonnie Pennington. She is survived by her husband, Clarence Adams of Camden, AR; two sons, Jimmy Carlton of Arkadelphia, AR and Alan McRae of Murfreesboro, AR; two daughters, Chaughn Rogers of Murfreesboro, AR and Sunny Meyers of Nashville, AR; nine grandchildren, Jared Carlton, Molly Atkins, Marc McRae, Erica Rials, Tyler McRae, Bradley Blair, Anna Rogers, Dustin Cooper, Quenton Cooper, Krista Smith and Jysen Smith; several nieces and nephews, several great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Patsy Dean and Sandra Kay Roberts. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 2:00 Friday, July 11, 2014. Services will be 3:00 Friday at Proctor Funeral Home followed by interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Billie Vernoise Chambliss
Billie Vernoise Chambliss, 84, Camden, Ark. went to be with the Lord after a long battle with Alzheimer's on July 8, 2014. Vernoise was born in Oklahoma City, OK on July 3, 1930 to George & Edith Littrell. She was married to Elton "Tinker" Chambliss of Camden, Ark. for 51 years. She is survived by her 3 children & their spouses Gary & Susanne Chambliss of Prescott, Ark, Randy & D'Marie Chambliss of Hermosa Beach, , CA & Linda Chambliss of Springfield, MO. She had 5 grandchildren, Sarah Chambliss, Rebecca Chambliss, Jennifer Chambliss Avery, Shannon Chambliss Smith & Kimberly Chambliss Wingfield plus 9 great-grandchildren. She also has a brother, George "Bud" Littrell II from Sherman, TX. She worked for many years in the office of Harmony Grove School followed by long career with the Camden US Postal System. She was a member of the Maul Road Church of Christ. Vernoise enjoyed painting nature scenes, music, hummingbirds, collecting Department 56 structures, selling Tupperware & RVing. Viewing will take place at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden, Ark. on Thursday, July 10 from 6 pm - 8 pm. The funeral service will be held on Friday, July ll at 12 noon at the Proctor Funeral Home chapel. The burial will be at the Lakeside cemetery immediately following the service.

Lettie Evelyn Brantley Moore 
Lettie Evelyn Brantley Moore, 77 of Camden went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 07, 2014. She was born in Hugo, OK on April 25, 1937 to the late Waymond and Leona Brantley. She was a Godly wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, who prayed frequently for her family and friends. She loved to teach children about Jesus and sing his praises. She was preceded in death by her parents, Waymond and Leona Brantley. Her husband of 50 years, Billy B. Moore; and her two sisters, Irene Willis and Minnie Brennon; and her brother, DC Brantley. She is survived by her daughters, Pam Hamilton and husband, Gary and Deborah Moore both of Camden; granddaughter, Sonya Brents and husband, Jeremy; and great granddaughter Harliequin "Harlie" all of Camden; granddaughter, Paula Nelson and husband, Jordan "Chigger"; and great granddaughter, Blaine all of Thornton, AR. She is also survived by a brother, WL "Dub" Brantley and wife, Julie of Choteau, MT; one sister, Lilly Oleda Gardener of Crossett, AR; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends who she loved dearly. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 09, 2014 from 6-8PM at Proctor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Eagle Mills Baptist Church in Eagle Mills, AR with Rev. Chris Morgan and Rev. Al Green officiating. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Brents, Jordan Nelson, Mike Willis, Charles Brennon, Jr., Tim Haas, Danny Hamilton, Ike Harcrow, Jody Tillery, Derrick Williams and Jason Russell. A graveside service will be held at Crossroads Cemetery in Crossett, AR at 2:00 PM for all friends and family. The family requests that in memory of Mrs. Moore that everyone wear blue. All memorials may be made to Gideon's International or Eagle Mills Baptist Church.

Betty Belle Robertson Word
Betty Belle Robertson Word of Camden, age 92 went peacefully to her heavenly home at her home with family by her side on Monday, July 07, 2014. She was born to Dan and Laura Robertson on January 21, 1922 in Troy, AR. She has been a member of Warner Spur Assembly of God Church since 1948. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Ed Word; her parents; two brothers, Clifton and Jimmy Robertson; sisters, Nina Claussen, Kate Cummings, Edith Morris, Maye Waddell, Faye Orr and Pat Greer. She is survived by two sons, Edd Word (Trish) and Ronnie Word (Vera) of Camden; two daughters, Bettie Laurenson (Bob) of San Antonio, TX and Sue King (Dave) of Camden; 8 grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; and a sister, Louella Lancaster of Magnolia. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Warner Spur Assembly of God Church with Reverend Damon Launius officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday at Warner Spur Assembly of God Church. The family would like to thank OCMC Hospice and Dr. Braden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to OCMC Hospice. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pastor Larry Doggett
Pastor Larry Doggett age 67 of Monticello, AR died Saturday, July 5th at the Drew County Medical Center. He was born March 1st, 1947 in Pleasant Valley (Bradley County), a son of the late Rev. Oris Doggett and Ollie Sweeney Doggett. Larry was the Pastor of Life Church, he was the morning DJ on KHBM radio station, president of the Drew County Ministerial Alliance, the Chaplin for the Drew County Detention facility and a bus driver for the Monticello School District. Larry was a husband, father, pastor, giver and a great friend and help to those who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Betty Overton Doggett whom he married November 26th, 1965 in Magnet Cove, AR. A son Ronnie Doggett, Tulsa, OK and a daughter Kelly Word and spouse Josh, Monticello, AR a sister Phillis Williams and spouse Rev. Roy Williams, Warren, AR as well as a host of family, church family and friends. He loved and enjoyed his life; he was a walking testimony for God of excellence, character, honor, humility and integrity. Funeral services will be 2:00PM Tuesday, July 8th at Life Church. Visitation will be from 6PM until 8PM Monday, July 7th at Life Church. Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery (Bradley County) by Frazer’s Funeral Home. In place of flowers the family is asking memorials be made to The Life Church Building Fund Box 1004, Monticello, AR 71657. Life Church was his dream and his family is working to make sure that his legacy continues.

Tanya Corine Forrest Waldrop
Tanya Corine Forrest Waldrop, age 49, of Warren, AR. died Friday July 4, at Belleview Estates in Monticello, AR. Born July 28, 1964 in Little Rock, AR. a daughter of the late Edward Forrest and Marilyn Lee Forrest she was a former employee of Fred’s, a homemaker, enjoyed gardening and her flowers. Tanya was a member of First United Methodist Church. She married Billy Waldrop June 3, 1984 and he died January 7, 2014. Together they loved their Yorkshire terriers Bud, Trixy and Bella. They were her children. “For those who knew her as YaYa, she loved you very much, and knew you loved her.” Survivors are 1 sister, Beth Peek and spouse Chief Randy Peek, Warren, AR. A very special close friend Cindy Wagnon, Warren, AR. Memorial services were 2:00 p.m. Sunday July 6, at Frazer’s Chapel by Rev Wayman Mann. Beth Forrest Peek spoke. Memorials preferred Hospice Homecare of Monticello, or the Donald W. Reynolds Warren Y.M.C.A.

Dewey Edmond Brown
Dewey Edmond Brown, age 92, of Mt. Ida, AR. (formerly of New Edinburg), died Thursday July 3, at Montgomery County Nursing Home in Mt. Ida. Born January 5, 1922 in Salina, Texas, a son of the late Thomas Harvey Brown and Mary Elizabeth Thompson Brown he was a retired auto body repair worker, a Freewill Baptist and a World War II Army veteran. He married Maxine Dyer Brown June 7, 1941 and she died March 31, 2007. Also, preceding him in death were his brothers James Brown, L.T. Brown; sisters, Hazel Mann, Betty Lambert, son in law Mike Beck and a grandson Eric Beck. Survivors are 3 daughters Betty Barker and spouse Leonard, Porter, TX., Sue Watkins and spouse Greg, Royal, AR., Libby Beck, Royal, AR; 2 brothers Donald Brown, Mabelvale, AR., Gerald Brown, Hot Springs, AR. 4 grandchildren Brent Barker, Kristy Gay, Holly Brown, Brandi Cook, four great-grandchildren; Kinsley Cook, Kaelin Cook, Ellie Brown and Lainey Gay. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Saturday July 5, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Doug Jones officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial with flag presentation was in Reaves Cemetery near New Edinburg by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Brent Barker, Greg Watkins, Chad Cook, Mitch Brown, Floyd Brown and Danny Thompson. Memorials preferred Montgomery County Nursing Home; P.O. Box 1208; Mt. Ida, AR. 71957.

Lola B. Phifer
Lola B. Phifer, 95 of Hutting, AR passed away on Tuesday July 1, 2014 at Medical Center of South Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents Sonny and Hattie Smith. She was a retired school teacher. She leaves to cherish her precious memories to her son Caesar Phifer JR of Hutting, AR brother Davis Van Smith of Dallas, TX; 4 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday July 5, 2014 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Strong, AR with Rev. Stanley Stigars officiating. Interment will be held in Batts Chapel Cemetery.

Harry Joe Ritchie
Harry Joe Ritchie, 73, of Hampton died Sunday, July 7, 2014 at Life Touch Hospice House in El Dorado. He was born July 20, 1940 in Camden, Arkansas. Joe was owner and operator of Ritchie Roofing for over thirty five years. He loved the Lord and his church family at Happy Home Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Murry (Bud) Ritchie and Lucille Avant Ritchie; son, James Hamilton Ritchie; brothers, Tom, Jim and Jerry Ritchie; sisters, Sue Ritchie, Betty Jean Dunn, Carolyn Jacobs, Bobby Ann Carter, and Mildred Namer; step children, Eddie and Diane Wisinger. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Ritchie of Hampton; son, Joe Jack Ritchie (Kathy), Mesa, AZ; daughter, Kelly Gonzales (Chris) of California; two grandchildren, Kassidy and Robert Ritchie; one great grandchild, Karsyn Ritchie; six step children, Les Wisinger of Natchez, MS; Cindy Wisinger, of Rose Bud, Debbie Dillard (Mac) of Saratoga; Billy Martin of Brighton, CO, Wendy Nutt (Floyd) of Hampton, Leah Atwell (Randy) of El Dorado; eight step grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Life Touch Hospice 2301 Champagnolle Road El Dorado, AR 71730. The family will receive friends 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday, July 7 at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, July 8 at Happy Home Assembly of God Church in Hampton with Rev. Rickey Smith and Rev. Monroe Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Ground Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce/Hampton. To sign the online registry, visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Patty Jean Cottrell
Patty Jean Cottrell, age 88 of Carlisle, passed away July 5th 2014. She was born August 27th, 1925 to the late Lloyd and Ruby Womble. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Cottrell and two sisters Arlene Stedman and Margie Murphy. Graveside services and visitation will be Wednesday July 9th at 1 PM in Fordyce, Arkansas's Oakland Cemetery. Special thanks to the entire staff of Chambers Nursing Home Center for their long term attentive care, and to Hospice Home Care for their short term care. Arrangements made by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online registry, visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Barbara Ann Lowry Young 
Barbara Ann Lowry Young, 81 of Harrell, AR went to be with her Lord Thursday July 3, 2014 at Lifetouch Hospice House in El Dorado, AR. She was born September 11, 1932 to Erie and Clifton Lowry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Young, parents, and one granddaughter. She is survived by her children, Clifton (Banner) Rogers of Harrell, Rose (Jerry) Rowland of Holly Springs, AR , Denese (Terry) Anderson of Lewisville, TX, Jodean (Jake) Allen of Harrell, AR and Shelley (Ronnie) Coffman of Danville, KY; two stepdaughters, Patsy Hodge of Camden, AR, Kay Offutt of Hot Springs, AR; eight grandchildren; six step grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; twenty four step great-grandchildren; one sister Rosie Tompkins of Wesson, AR and nieces and cousins. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday July 4, 2014 at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Dickinson Baptist Church in Harrell. Burial will follow at Dickinson Cemetery, Brother Mike Colvin officiating. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce/Hampton. To sign the online registry, visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Mary Doris Wilkins
Mary Doris Wilkins, 83, of Louann, AR went home to be with her Lord and King on July 4, 2014. She was born January 11, 1931 to Fred and Hassie Smith in Bradley Co., AR. She was a Godly wife, mother, and grandmother who prayed to her Jesus fervently for her family and others. She loved to praise The Lord in song, with her hands she helped those in need. She was the first of 5 siblings. She was preceeded in death by her parents, Fred and Hassie Smith; husband of 47 years, Robert E. Wilkins; daughter, Sharon Rose Sweatman; granddaughter, April Dawn Sweatman; great-granddaughter, Casey Lynn Adams; sister, Judith Ann Smith; mother and father-in-law Rev. C.E and Ida Bell Wilkins. She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Kay Franklin and husband Jim; Bobbi Sue Adams and companion, Eric Reep; grandsons, Tommy Adams and wife Michelle, Jonathan Franklin, Brandon Adams and wife Teresa, Christopher Franklin and wife Melissa; granddaughters, Elaine Sweatman Koon and husband Derrick, Amber Faith Stuckey and husband Bert; twelve, great-grandchildren; two, step great-grandchildren; three, step-great-great grandchildren; brothers, Cecil Smith and wife Bonita, J.T Smith and wife Pat, Buddy Smith and wife Gladys; sister-in-law, Mandy Taylor; a host of nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Connie and Adelle Nix. Visitation will be Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden, AR. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday, July 7, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Bethesda Cemetery. Reverend Marvin Launius and Reverend Charles Hutcheson will officiate the services. Pallbearers will be: Tommy Adams, Jonathan Franklin, Brandon Adams, Chris Franklin, Bert Stuckey, Randy Smith and John Sandiford. The Family would like to send a special thanks to UAMS, Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice, and all who have prayed for her. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice In Her Memory. Psalm 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeanette McAlister Patterson
Jeanette McAlister Patterson, 79, of Camden, was born on Nov. 16, 1934, the daughter of Dr. John P. McAlister and Helen Heuer McAlister. She died peacefully on July 2, 2014, at her home in Camden, surrounded by family, friends, and the well spring of love she'd spent her life cultivating, nurturing, and sharing. A 1952 graduate of Camden High School, she earned her bachelor's degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. After college, she returned to Camden, where she met and married Daniel W. Patterson, raised three children, and spent her career as a teacher at Fairview Elementary School. She also served as a church organist for more than 50 years, playing faithfully at Elliott Baptist Church and later, at St. Mark United Methodist Church. She remained a devoted member of St. Mark until her death, serving whenever and in whatever capacity she was needed. Through the course of her nearly 80 years, she met and overcame more than her share of adversity. Diagnosed with polio at the age of 17, she lived the remainder of her life coping with the physical disabilities left by this debilitating illness. But those who knew her best will remember her not for the obstacles she faced, but rather for the determination, perseverance, grace, and unfailing optimism with which she faced them. Her greatest joy came in meeting the needs of those around her, whether it was teaching children to play piano, tutoring students after school, visiting in local nursing homes, sponsoring overseas mission work, calling on sick friends, or simply being there as an ever solid and dependable anchor, not only for the children she bore, but also for the dozens of others who called her “Mom.” Even after receiving her second cancer diagnosis in the summer of 2013, her primary concern remained focused upon how she could invest the time she had left to the greatest benefit of those around her. She probably never fully realized the impact she had on so many lives because she never really thought about things in those terms. She thought only of serving others and obeying what she always considered to be the greatest commandments: To love God, and to love one another as Christ loves us. The rest, she frequently reminded us, would take care of itself. She will be missed by many, and the countless lives she touched have without exception been changed for the better. We will never forget her. Mrs. Patterson was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by three children, Dan Patterson of Little Rock, Helen Aregood and her husband Chris of Camden, and Jim Patterson of Camden; one brother, John McAlister and his wife Katsy of El Dorado; six grandchildren, Donald Maxfield of Camden, Mary Helen Pecanty of Monterey, La., John Aregood of Harrison, and Noah Patterson, Micah Patterson, and Eli Patterson all of Little Rock; four great-grandchildren, Cassie Pecanty, Tiffany Pecanty, and Jorden Pecanty all of Monterey, and Aubrie Aregood of Harrison; numerous nieces and nephews; and countless "adopted" children and treasured friends. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, at St. Mark United Methodist Church in Camden with the Rev. Roger Armstrong and the Rev. Deanna McCormick officiating. Pallbearers will be Donald Maxfield, John Aregood, Noah Patterson, Micah Patterson, Eli Patterson, Brandon Pecanty, Michael Armstrong, and Brad McLelland. Burial will follow in Mt. Horeb Cemetery with Proctor Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the funeral home.

Cleotis Billy Anderson
Cleotis Billy Anderson, 82 of Camden, AR was born in Reader, Arkansas on December 11, 1931 to Albert and Minnie Anderson. He was united in Holy Matrimony to Mary Jean Bedford for 12 years. He departed his life on Monday, June 30, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Minnie Anderson; his 4 sisters, Olyion Yarbrough, Alma Morris, Geneva Morris and Olivia Smith; and one son, Cletis Bernard Anderson. Mr. Cleotis leaves to cherish his memories three daughters, Emma Jean Ford of Portland OR, Cecilia Bedford of Camden AR, Latricia Anderson Smith and husband, Dennis Smith of Little Rock, AR; one son, Cleon Anderson of Camden AR; 8 grandchildren; Adrian, Dennis Jr. (Pooh), Akedriea (Kee), Trina, Demetria, Shannalynn, Patrick, and Solomon; and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Anderson will be 1:00 PM Saturday, July 05, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Friday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lessie Harrell Cross
Lessie Harrell Cross, age 103, of Bearden died Tuesday, July 1, 2014. She was born July 13, 1910 in Calhoun County, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley Harrell and Viola Dean Harbour Harrell; her husband, Nathaniel Arlis Cross; two brothers, Aubrey Albert Harrell (Ethel), Elmer William Harrell (Leah); one sister, Zora Elizabeth Harrell Stark (Dewey); and her beloved son-in-law, Howard Gray McWhorter. She is survived by her only daughter, Mary Jo Cross McWhorter; three grandchildren, Stephen Gray McWhorter (Sharon), Natalie Lynn Doan (Allen), Michael Arlis McWhorter (Jana); seven great grandchildren, Holly, Lauren, Kris, Brandon, Shelby, Mallory, and Garrett; and five great-great grandchildren. "Les", as she was lovingly referred to by her family and friends, was active in many community organizations, but was most passionate about her service to her Lord as a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Bearden, where she faithfully served for 62 years. She was also Executive Vice President and President of the former Bear Brand Roofing Co., Inc., a long time private manufacture of composition roofing in South Arkansas. In her later years, Lessie became an accomplished painter, and many homes in the Bearden community were the recipients of her oil and watercolor paintings. She also traveled extensively, making trips to Hawaii, the Holy Land, Africa, and the Scandinavian countries. Her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ was central in her life, and I am sure that she in now enjoying serving her Maker on the bright shores of Heaven. She will be greatly missed by those of us who were blessed by her presence for these many years! The family wishes to extend their appreciation and gratitude to Doctors Bird and Martin, Ouachita County Hospice members, and faithful sitters, Velinda Doherty and Onyse Moore for their compassionate care giving during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Southern Baptist Church or Ouachita County Home Health-Hospice. Visitation will be Friday, July 4, 2014 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Bearden. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 5, 2014 2:00 pm at First Southern Baptist Church in Bearden with Rev. Bill Fowler and Rev. Jim Cross officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery near Roston. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce/Bearden. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Jackie Ruth Stevens Wade
Jackie Ruth Stevens Wade of Camden, went to be with her Lord, Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. She was born July 4, 1935 in Lawson, AR to Charlie and Thelma Gates. She was an active member of Camden Bible Baptist. She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; three sisters; and husbands, Carrie "C.A." Stevens and Jim Wade. She is survived by her children, Martha Canada and husband, Darrel of Camden, Karen Canada and husband, Larrel Allen of Camden, Benny Morgan and wife, Mary of Camden; and Cathy Morgan of Camden. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; and many many friends. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be 4-7 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday at Proctor Funeral Home with Pastor Al Green officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Stevens was/is truly one of God's angels!

Geneva Dison 
Geneva Lephiew Dison, 84, of Fairfield Bay, AR, formally of Warren, AR., died Sunday June 29. She was born June 26, 1930 to the late Robert and Eva Gough Lephiew in Warren, AR. She spent her life as a homemaker and enjoyed doing search words, good singing and her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Dison. She is survived by her son David Dison of El Dorado, daughters Lois Lewis of Stamps and Sue Shannon of Fairfield Bay; grandchildren Charles Slaughter, Brandon Slaughter, Shane Lewis, Wesley Lewis, Joe Dison, Stacy King and Corey Turner. Geneva is also survived by six great-grandchildren and many family and friends. Visitation Tuesday July 1, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Frazer Funeral Home in Warren, AR. Funeral services Wednesday, July 2, at 10 am Frazer’s Chapel with Brother John Carrey Officiating. Burial in Garrison Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Thomas Ray Lephiew, Lance King, Roger Dale Lephiew, Steven Lephiew, Roy Douglas Lephiew and Calvin Ray Lephiew.

Phil Gray
Phil E. Gray, 67 of Fordyce, died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at his home. He was born August 6, 1946 to Dahlia King Gray Belgard and the late Gordon Phillip Gray. He was a truck driver and served in the Army/National Guard. He was also preceded in death by his wife Edith Raybon Gray. He is survived by his mother Dahlia King Gray Belgard of Fordyce; his brother Gordon M. Gray and wife Carolyn of Fordyce; daughter Lucy Michelle Raybon of Kingsland; two grandchildren, Hayleigh Jade Evans and Emma Elise Abeyta both of Kingsland; nephews Michael J. Gray of Fordyce, David P. Gray of Rison; and a great nephew James Layne Gray of Fordyce. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6PM until 8PM at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services are 10AM Wednesday at Bethesda Baptist Church in Chambersville. Burial will be at Ebenezer Cemetery. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net .

Vernon Gene Sutton
Vernon (Gene) Sutton, age 79, passed away on Saturday June 28, 2014. Gene was born on Nov 20, 1934 in Howard County, Arkansas. He was a graduate of Sheridan High School. After high school he served in the US Army. Upon completion of his military service he moved to Fordyce where he spent 42 years as a distributor for Flowers Bakery's until his retirement. Gene loved life and his family. He was faithful servant/member of Beech Grove Baptist Church as well as an avid fisherman and sports fan. Gene is preceded in death by his parents Claude and Mattie Sutton; siblings, Floy McKinney, Maxine Smith, Euless Sutton, Erma Schooley, Fern Marshall; and son in law, George Crump. He is survived by his wife, Ann Sutton; daughter, Vicki Crump of Cabot; and son, Chris Sutton (Camille) of Cary, North Carolina; grandchildren, Kinley Crump, Colton Crump, Hayley Crump, Alex Sutton and Christopher Sutton. Gene's grandson Colton was a dedicated caregiver to him in his time of need. Extended family; Cliff Quarles (Jonna) and Blu Quarles (Katy) of Bearden; Peggy Maynard (Tim) of White Hall; grandchildren, Michael Richey, Dylan Quarles, Kadi Cardenas, Arika Cardenas, C.J. Quarles, Brittany (Erich) Raburn, Tyler Maynard, Harlee Ferrell, London Leach and three great grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday at Beech Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Nathan Petty officiating. Burial will follow at Thornton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Beech Grove Baptist Church building fund. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online guest book, visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

John David Wright
John David Wright, age 83, of Santa Rosa, CA passed from this life Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at his home. John was born August 11, 1930 in Fordyce, Arkansas to parents Jim and Mary Wright. John and his wife, Joan, were married for 49 years. Joan passed away in 1999. Joan also is from Arkansas. For their honeymoon they set out on an adventure to California! John was called to duty by The United States Army where he served his country proud in the Korean War. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. After the Army, he returned to his bride in California where they chose to settle down and raise a family. John is survived by his two children, Michael and Teri Wright, his grandchild Jason Wright, and his great grandchild, Ella Wright. All are residents of Northern California. John is preceded in death by one sister, Hazel Shahan; four brothers, James, Bobby, Lewis and Billy Wright. Visitation will be 9:00 am until 10:00 am Thursday at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. The funeral service will immediately follow visitation. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery near Bearden; John and Joan's final resting place. They are together in a much better place! Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online guest book, visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Ruth Mason
Ruth Mason, 88, passed away Monday June 30, 2014 at Ouachita County Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born June 11, 1926 in Waldo, AR to Samuel J. and Oma Eunice Moore Lindsey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Wilson; a son, Irttie Allen Wilson; a daughter, Sharon Kay Perry; and two grandsons, Robin Perry and Bill Wilson. Mrs. Mason is survived by two sons, Ronnie Wilson and his wife, Maxine of Louann, AR and Junior Wilson of Taylor, AR; a daughter, Eva “Snookie” Wilson of Bearden, AR; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, James Lindsey and his wife, Margaret. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial service will beheld 2:00 PM Saturday, July 12 at Sylvan Hills Baptist Church with James Lindsey and Carl Hart officiating. Memorials may be made to Sylvan Hills Baptist Church, 3584 Hwy 376, Camden, AR 71701.

Jenny L. Smith Johnson
Jenny L. Smith Johnson, 40 of Chidester, AR passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was born September 10, 1973 in Camden, AR to Randal and Diane Briner Smith. She married Edgar Johnson March 19, 1994 and they were married for 20 years. She was an active member of Missouri Methodist Church and served on several committees'. She taught at Nevada School District. She was a 1992 graduate of Camden-Fairview School and a graduate of Henderson University and Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Burl and Adell Briner; grandfather, Arthur Smith; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Gee; father-in-law, Charles Johnson; and great grandmother, Zettie Ray. She is survived by her husband, Edgar Johnson of Chidester, AR; son, Charles Randal Johnson of Chidester, AR; parents, Randal and Diane Smith of Camden, AR; brother, Aaron Smith of Eudora, AR; mother-in-law, Sarah Johnson of Chidester, AR; grandmother, Doris Santee of Camden, AR; and numerous family and friends. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 02, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Missouri Cemetery in Chidester, AR. Reverend Lucian Lee will officiate the services. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Terry Gwynn Starkey
Terry Starkey, 66, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Ouachita County Medical Center. He was born August 15, 1947 to Billy E. and Betty Jean Kirby Starkey. Mr. Starkey will be remembered as a man of many talents. He recently retired as Director of the SAU Tech Career Academy. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Starkey of Camden, AR; his daughter, Teresa Munn and her husband, J. D. of Austin, TX; two grandsons, Blake Munn and Brandon Munn of Austin, TX; a brother, Tim Starkey and his wife, Jackie of Conway, AR; a sister, Judith Quinn and her husband, Robert of Conway, AR; several nieces and nephews; two uncles, Ed Kirby of Little Rock, AR and Bobby Starkey of Conway, AR and an aunt, Etoyle Mouser of Pine Bluff, AR. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial service will be held 6:30 PM Thursday, July 10th at Antioch Baptist Church in Conway, AR. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oglala Sioux Veterans Shelter, 1 Veterans Drive, Pine Ridge, SD, 57770, attn: Joe Morrisette, (605) 867-2466

Theresa Diane Butler
Theresa Diane Butler, 53 of Sparkman passed from this life on Thursday June 26, 2014 at Hospice Home Care Inpatient Center in Little Rock. She was born August 8, 1960 in East Saint Louis, Illinois to the late Charles Sitzes and Mary Bedwell. Theresa was an active member of Smead Community Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Terry Reed and Dennis Sitzes. Theresa is survived by her husband, Roy Butler; her son, Andy Butler; daughter Tessa (David) Olvera; and her three grandchildren Tyler and Trinity Cochran, and Troy Kinder, all of Sparkman. She also leaves to cherish her memory many other family and friends. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at Sardis Cemetery with Rev. John Smith and Rev. Larry Key officiating. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Floyd Wayne Adcock
Floyd Wayne Adcock age 77 of White Hall, AR died Tuesday, June 24th at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born December 9th, 1936 in Warren, AR a son of the late Floyd Lee Adcock and Jessie Reppond Adcock. He was a retired employee of Gaylord Paper Company with 36 years of experience and a Baptist. He loved to fish and deer hunt with his friends in the Herbine Hunting Club in Herbine, AR. Also preceding him in death was his sister Mary Sue Adcock Sharp. Survivors include his wife Patsy King Adcock whom he married June 28th, 1957 in Warren, AR. 2 daughters Patti Corley and spouse Doug, Redfield, AR and Mary Helen Ellis, Mountain View, AR. A brother Travis Adcock and spouse Judy, Warren, AR. 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10:00AM Friday, June 27th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in McFarland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 9:00 AM until time of service on Friday, June 27th at Frazer’s.

Patrick H. Bowers
Patrick HBowers, 64 of Fordyce died Tuesday June 24, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born November 2, 1949 at Fordyce, He was a son of the late Harold Prather and Ruby Aliece McKinney Bowers. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church, a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, and was a member of the Dallas County Sheriff's Auxiliary under Sheriff Lee Hornaday. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, PaulBowers and Tommy McKinney; sister, Alethea Dubois. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Davis Bowers of Fordyce; three daughters, Mary Bowers Robichaux and husband, Pete of Chauvin, LA, Treasa Jackson and husband James of Fordyce, Cindy Hamilton and husband Raymond of Crossett, AR; four grandchildren, Abbey Robichaux, Amber Robichaux, Carmen Robichaux, Ariel Hamilton, and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and family. Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Southside Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday at Southside Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visitwww.bentonfuneralhome.net. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Janelle Marie Briant
Janelle Marie Briant, 47, of New Edinburg, AR died Tuesday, June 24th at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. She was born May 31st, 1967 in Richmond, California, a daughter of Gene Briant and Joyce Walton Briant, New Edinburg, AR. She was a graduate of New Edinburg High School in 1984 and a graduate of Louisiana Tech University in 1989 with a Degree in Business Administration. She was a member of Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church and was a crafty person who loved spending time with her nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Troy Briant and James and Lula Moring, maternal grandparents Leroy and Katherine Walton and a niece Amanda Briant. Surviving other than her mother and father are 3 brothers, Coy Briant and spouse Cheryl, Collierville, TN, Troy Briant and spouse Debbie, New Edinburg, AR and Roy Briant and spouse Cindy, New Edinburg, AR; 5 nephews, Jeffery Briant, Wesley Briant, Jayson Briant, Nathaniel Briant and Jared Briant; and 2 nieces, Katie Briant and Melissa Briant. Funeral services will be at 2:00pm Friday, June 27th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Moseley Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, June 26th at Frazer’s.

Martha Jane Sorrels
Martha Jane Sorrels, age 85, of Atlanta, Georgia, died Sunday, June 15, at Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. Born March 12, 1929, she was the daughter of Villie Virginia Stedman and Robert Green Stedman. She was a graduate of Warren High School and Capital City Business College, and was a longtime employee of Union National Bank in Little Rock. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, where she had lived the last fourteen years of her life. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Cherri Sorrels, of Atlanta; a brother, Willis Stedman; a sister Joyce Bryant; and a great nephew, Joseph Bryant. She is survived by two nephews: Dr. Donnie Bryant of Warren and Bob Bryant of Camden; 2 great nieces: Julie Bryant Branch and Megan Bryant; 3 great nephews: Jonathan Bryant, Lee Bryant and Zach Bryant. A joint memorial service will be held at Saline Baptist Church for both Martha and her daughter Cherri, at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Wayne Griffin will be the speaker. Burial will be at Adams-Singer Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service Sunday, June 29, at Saline Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to: Saline Baptist Church, 807 Highway 8 South, Hermitage, AR 71647.

Betty Jane Bailey Arnn
Betty Jane Bailey Arnn, 90, died June 24, 2014 at her home. Betty was born October 7, 1923, in Springtown (Benton County), Arkansas, to Hollis Richard and Eva Grace Wiles Bailey. Betty was a believer in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and her strong faith in God was evident in the way she taught her daughters to love and to serve Him. She was a Christian homemaker, a farm wife who grew a garden every year and preserved vegetables for her family. In addition, she was a tractor driver, a cotton chopper, and a cotton picker who was once challenged to hand pick a bale of cotton in one day, which she did. She loved the people of God, was active in her church, and held several positions of service. She was a member of the Drew County Extension Homemakers Club and worked in many local elections. She was predeceased by her husband, Cleo Arnn, whom she married on June 26, 1947, in Dermott and one brother, Robert Bailey. She is survived by two daughters, Sue Arnn of Camden, AR and Dottie Brown (Richard) of Fayetteville, AR; two grandchildren, Sarah Ross (Chris) of Little Rock, AR and Lt. Richard Andrew Brown, USMC (Carrie) of Camp Pendleton, CA , three great grandchildren, Kate Ross, Benjamin Ross, and Julia Brown. She is also survived by three sisters, Faye Patterson of Hazen, AR; Mary Jo Patterson (Fletcher) of Wewahitchka, FL; and Marie Owens (Buddy) of Dermott, AR. Funeral services will be held at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM. Visitation will be at 1:30 -2:30 PM prior to the service in the small dining room at First Baptist Church Camden. Services will be conducted by Dr. Richard Piles, pastor of First Baptist Church Camden and Rev. Tim Gunter, pastor of worship and discipleship of First Baptist Church Camden. Interment will be Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Dermott City Cemetery, W. Gaines St., Dermott, Arkansas. Pallbearers are: Bobby Bass, Oren Blann, Keith Everett, Bill Jordan, Tim Marks, Art McCants, Bernard Sarrett, and Sam Steelman. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Sanctuary Bible Fellowship Class of First Baptist Church Camden: Irvin Bass, Tom Beasley, George Cross, Robert Dodson, Jimmy Dunn, Lloyd Lindsey, James Morgan, James Oliver, Dr. Cal Sanders, Carl Schanzlin, Wayne Taylor, David Vaughn, and Phillip Wells. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 348 W. Washington St., Camden, AR, 71701 or Dermott Baptist Church, 401 S. Main, Dermott, AR 71638. The family expresses special appreciation to the staff of Doctor's Home Care and Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia Turner Smith
Virginia Turner Smith, best known as "Granny Gin", age 83, joined her Heavenly Father and reunited with her late husband, Guy R. Smith on June 23, 2014. She was born on July 19, 1930 in Stephens, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dee and Buck Turner, her brother, John David Turner, and her granddaughter, Virginia Dee Bonds Story. Virginia was a devoted wife and mother, adored by her loving family. She leaves behind her children; Richard T. Smith of Hot Springs, Roger G. Smith and wife, Julia of Magnolia, Dee S. Bonds and husband, Paul of Magnolia and Dana S. Hunt of Hot Springs, 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Granny Gin was a beautiful, gracious, Southern lady, who never met a stranger. She shared her love, affection, generosity freely, touching lives wherever she went. She was a best friend, confidante, mentor, and prayer warrior to so many. Her infectious and uplifting spirit brought much joy and happiness to those around her. Virginia was strongly committed to her church and her community. She received many awards and much recognition for her hard work and dedication. She considered her small hometown "The Capitol of the World." The family wishes to thank special caregivers Butch Wyrick and Lorean Daniels for their loyalty, dedication, and many days of service during Mrs. Smith's time of need. Proctor Funeral Home in Camden is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m.,Wednesday, June 25 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 10 AM at First United Methodist Church in Stephens with Bro. David Moore and Bro. Cedric Walters officiating. Following the service there will be a private burial. Pallbearers will be Butch Wyrick, Guy R. Buck Smith, Zac Story, Tanner Story, Smith Bonds, and Mark Carpenter . In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 304 E. Ruby Street, Stephens, AR 71764. 

Paula Davison Blankenship
Paula Davison Blankenship, 61, of Bearden, Arkansas died Friday, June 20, 2014 at her home. She was born July 19, 1952 in Clarksville, TX. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints. She is preceded in death by her father, Vyrle R. Davison; husband, Robert "Bobby" Jordan Blankenship; one son, B. J. Blankenship; two brothers, Paul Davison and Ted Davison. She is survived by one daughter, Melissa (Jed) Ashton of Willis, TX; three sons, Daniel Blankenship, DavisBlankenship, and Ben Blankenship all of Conroe, TX; mother, Rae Davison of Bearden, AR; two brothers, DaveDavison of Bearden, AR, Rodger Davison of Waco, TX; two sisters, Kathy Teague of Bearden, AR, Jerry Behrmann of Lawton, OK; and five grandchildren, Travis, Cade, Rhett, McCall and Dallas Ashton. Visitation will be Wednesday 9:30 am until 10:30 am at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1516 Wilson Road Conroe, Texas. Funeral services will follow the visitation. Burial will be at Old Montgomery Cemetery in Montgomery, Texas.

Dennis Conrad Williams
Dennis Conrad Williams was born on October 7, 1937 in Camden, Arkansas to Fred H. and Elloweise Garmany Williams. Dennis departed this life June 22, 2014 at the age of 76, at home in Plano Tx, surrounded by his loving family. He graduated from Fairview School in Camden, Arkansas. He then attended Louisiana Tech and South Arkansas University. He moved to Dallas in 1957 and started his career in construction with the Henry C. Beck Co. where he worked for 23 years. He changed careers and worked for Lincorp, Real Estate Development Co. for five years as Vice President of construction on Lincoln Center in Dallas. After retirement he worked 20 years for Tom Thumb, retiring again in 2013. Dennis enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved the outdoors and looked forward each year to hunting with his son, brothers, extended family and friends in Arkansas. Dennis is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 57 years Shirley Sandage Williams. One son Dennis Mitchell (Mitch) of Plano, brother James M. & wife Barbara of Camden, Ark., sisters in law Elouise Williams and Tillie Williams both of Dallas, Lenda Geiger of Atlanta, Beverly Williams and Barbara German both of Camden. He is also survived by many loved and loving nieces and nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by an infant daughter, his parents and four of his brothers-Fred H. Jr., Clifton, Louis and Tommy. Visitation will be at Proctor Funeral home in Camden Arkansas between 10 - 11 a.m. on June 26 with Services following immediately at 11:00 in the chapel. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Camden. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center at www.marycrowley.org, or by mail to 1700 Pacific Ave. Suite 1100 Dallas, TX 75201 or if preferred to a church or charity of your choice. Please note the individual being honored.

Mildred Jones Highsmith
Sis. Mildred Jones Highsmith, 94 of Camden, AR passed away on Wednesday June 28, 2014.     Sis. Highsmith was preceded in death by her parents Sidney and Jessie Jones. Sis. Highsmith leaves to cherish her loving memories to her children Bernice Shipley of San Diego, CA and George Highsmith of Daphne, AL; brothers James H. Jones of Renton, WA and James E. Jones of Kansas City, KS; sister Flossie Highsmith of Oakland, CA; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 30 great great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday June 24, 2014 at Bethel AME with Rev. Dewayne Hammack officiating. Interment will be held in West End Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday June 23, 2014 from 12:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Judy Goss Wells 
Judy Goss Wells, 63 of Camden, AR passed away Monday, June 23, 2014 at Christus St. Michaels in Texarkana, TX. She was a member of Bluff City Church of Christ. She was born January 23, 1951 in Prescott, AR to Jesse A. and Doris K. Barlow. She was a volunteer firefighter for Frenchport Fire Department. She was preceded in death by her father, Jesse Barlow; grandson, Joshua Moore; and husbands, Mike Goss and Troy Wells. She is survived by her mother, Doris Barlow of Bluff City, AR; daughters, Michelle Moore and husband, Michael of Fayetteville, AR and Janice Sparks and husband, Tim of Camden, AR; brothers, Milton Barlow and wife, Gwen of Fulton, MS and Bobby Barlow and wife, Melody of Murfreesboro, TN; sister, Susie O'Briant and husband, Pat of Hot Springs, AR; granddaughters, DoriAnn Sparks of Camden, AR; and Elizabeth Moore of Fayetteville, AR; grandson, Lane Sparks of Camden, AR; numerous nieces and nephews and family and friends. A graveside service will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Mt. Horeb Cemetery. Mark Berley will officiate the service. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southern Christian Home, P. O. Box 649, Morrilton, AR 72110 or Joshua Kyle Moore Memorial Scholarship, Harding University, Box 12238, Searcy, AR 72149.

Michael Elmond Winfrey
Michael Elmond Winfrey was born into time on January 30, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee. Michael was the loving son of Alex and Barbara Jones Winfrey. He accepted Christ at a tender age and united with Antioch Baptist Church (Richmond Hill Community) under the leadership of his dad, Pastor Alex Winfrey, Sr. He recently united with First Baptist Church, Nashville, Arkansas where his father serves as pastor. He attended Arkadelphia High School. He was a lover of sports and always dreamed of being a football player. He never met a stranger and his friendly spirit made him easy to love. On Thursday, June 19, 2014 he passed from this life of “no mores.” His loving smile and friendly spirit will be missed by his parents Rev. Alex and Barbara Winfrey of Okolona, AR; one brother Alex Lee, Jr. and his wife Julie. He also leaves four beloved nephews, Andrew, Stephen, Marcus, Jaron and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. A celebration of Michael’s life will held on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in the Richmond Hill Community. Rev. J. L. Newborn will deliver the message. Interment will be held in Richmond Hill Cemetery.

Harold Mack Raymer
Harold Mack Raymer, age 89, of New Edinburg, AR, died Saturday June 21, at Bradley County Medical Center. Born January 18, 1925 in Galena, KS, he was the son of the late Mack Lee Raymer and Ruth Carraway Raymer. Harold was a retired cattle rancher, member First United Methodist Church in Warren, AR and a World War II Army veteran. Also, preceding him in death was a spouse, Mary Sue Waldrop Raymer, who died October 28, 2005, sisters Florence Clanton and Faye Black. Survivors are his wife Peggy Ferguson Murrell Raymer; 3 sons Glynn Raymer and spouse Shirley, Garland, TX, Bob Raymer and spouse Marilyn, Sherwood, AR, Paul Raymer and spouse Cathy, Milner, GA 2 step daughters Dana Murrell Moseley and spouse David, Russellville, AR and Ruth Ann Murrell Williams, Conway, AR 2 sisters Norma Frey, Many, LA and Verna Stovall, Jackson, MO 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 24, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery near New Edinburg by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 23, at Frazer’s.

Martha Jane Barnes
Martha Jane Barnes, 81, of Camden, AR passed away June 22, 2014 at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation. She was born April 19, 1933 in Banks, AR. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, L.G. Barnes; and her parents, Arthur and Leita Miller. She is survived by her son, Eddie Williams; daughter, Martha Colby; two brothers, A.O. Miller and Fred Miller; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Graveside service will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend Carl Tillery will officiate the service. Visitation will be Tuesday 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elsie Marie Johnson
Elsie Marie Johnson, 87, of Camden, died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at her home in Camden. Mrs. Johnson was born April 5, 1927 in Bluff City, the daughter of Charles R. and Vergie Benson Tuberville. She was retired Activies Director for the Senior Citizens Center of Camden, and member of Harmony Grove United Methodist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J. Wilbur Johnson; one sister, and five brothers. Survivors include her son, Jim Johnson and wife, Amy of Camden; daughter, Susan Stone and husband, Pete of Converse, LA; grandchildren, Hayley DeGraaff and husband, Chris Hutton of Huntsville, AL, Hollye Garner and husband, Tom Harrison of Brentwood, TN, and Witt Johnson of Camden; great grandchildren, Lauren Schreur, Hayden Schreur, Alicia DeGraaff, AaronDeGraaff, and Hannah DeGraaff; numerous step great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and friends. Graveside services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Lakeside Cemetery. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Monday, June 23, 2014 at the funeral home. To sign the online guest register, visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Harmony Grove United Methodist Church, 446 Ouachita 43, Camden, AR 71701.

Preston Haywood Overton
Preston Haywood Overton, 89, of Camden, died Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock after a brief illness. He was born March 22, 1925 in Tulip, Arkansas, the son of William T. and Mary Ellen Lawrence Overton. He was retired from Fairview School where he was the Maintenance Supervisor. He served his country from December 10, 1946 to April 20, 1948 as a Corporal in the Army. He was a member of Cullendale First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Syblene (Syble) Fite Overton; son, Rick Overton and wife, Nell of Camden; daughter, Rhonda Jackson of Conway, 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 and Connor Martindill of Parkers Chapel, AR; brother Curtis Overton and wife, Hazel of Fordyce, AR; sisters-in-law Freda Overton and Billie Overton of Malvern, AR; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Roy, Ray, Dewitt (Dude), Cecil, and George (Glendee) Overton; sisters Ione (Onie) Leath, Opal Overton, Gertrude (Gerty) Huffman, and Lilla Mae Harrison. Services will be held Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. at Proctor Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Merritt and Bro. Clay Doss officiating. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 P.M. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409.

Martha Ree Scarlett
Martha Ree Scarlett, 79, of Hampton, died Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. Mrs. Scarlett was born August 24, 1934 in Camden, the daughter of Jesse and Sarah Leona Justice Albritton. She was director of the nutrition center in Hampton, and member of the First Baptist Church in Hampton. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, A. J. Scarlett; brother, Leonard Albritton, and sister-in-law, Ruth Key. Survivors include her son, Jay Scarlett and wife, Michelle of Bearden, AR; daughter, Sarah Baker and husband, Larry of Seabrook, TX; grandchildren, Cody Baker and Cole Baker both of Seabrook, TX, Taylor Scarlett and Payton Scarlett both of El Dorado, AR, and Jessica Hill of Bearden, AR; nieces, Gail Wolfe and Glenda Holthoff both of Camden, AR. Funeral services for Mrs. Scarlett will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, June 23, 2014 at the Hampton First Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Smith officiating. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Sunday at Hampton First Baptist Church. To sign the online guest register, visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com.

Nelda M. Thompson
Nelda M. Thompson, 84, of Camden, AR died Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Bailey Creek Health and Rehabilitation in Texarkana, AR. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Camden. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her husband, Harold C. Thompson and son, Kevin Ray Thompson. She is survived by her son , Steven Thompson of Gladstone, MO and her daughter, Laura Denise Castleman and husband Bo of New Boston, TX. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, June 23, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Calvary Baptist Church in Camden with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Don Phillips will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Proctor Funeral Home. To sign the online guest register visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com

Georgia Ann Harvill 
Georgia Ann Harvill, 85, of Camden died Friday, June 20, 2014 in Camden. She was a member of Cullendale First Baptist Church where she served as secretary for 25 years. She was a teacher in the Fairview Public Schools for 30 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Thelma Deaton Amis, her husband, Curtis Goza, her son, Lt. Colonel James T. Harvill, Jr., brother Joe Amis and special friend Marian Nelson. She is survived by her husband, J. T. Harvill of Camden, three daughters, Jan Goza Fletchinger and husband Charlie of Camden, Mary Catherine Bowie and husband George of Rison, AR and Annette Maxwell and husband Randy of Stone Mountain, Georgia, and a brother, Paul Amis and wife Margaret of Jacksonville, AR. Mrs. Harvill is also survived by seven grandchildren, Matt Buie of Little Rock, AR, Lydia Buie of Little Rock, AR, Sarah Buie of Rison, Olivia Waldrop of Fairhope AL, Valerie Harvill of Oregon, Charles Fletchinger III of Camden and Teresa Fletchinger of Fresno, CA. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden with burial in Bethesda Cemetery. Rev. Hugh Nelson will officiate the service. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. To sign the online guest register visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com.

Michael L. Spears 
Michael L. Spears, 25, of Mena, died Monday, June 16, 2014 at his home in Mena. Michael was born May 16, 1989 in Camden. Survivors include his son Michael Louis Spears, III; his mother, Donna Ponder Shinpoch; stepfather, Scott Gibson Shinpoch; brothers, Joshua Lynn Bradshaw and William Bradley Spears; sisters, Melissa Palarmo, Ashley Lynn Shinpoch, and Stevie Nichole Shinpoch; grandfather, Walter Bradley Ponder; grandmother, Mable Faye Ponder; uncles and aunts, Joe and Tammy Young, Walter Lee and Rita Ponder; nephew, Benjamin Perry Spears; nieces, Isabella Love Spears and Ava Rose Bradshaw; and ex-wife, Jami Hale Spears. Graveside services for Michael will be 10:00 AM Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Bell Chapel Cemetery. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements.

Priscilla Spirit Reeves
Priscilla Spirit Reeves, age 5, of Camden, died June 18, 2014 at her home. She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Billy Crawford; and great-grandfathers, Julius Traylor and Richard Epps. She is survived by her mother, Malinda Crawford; father, Larry Reeves, Jr.; sister, Diana Reeves; grandfather Larry Reeves; grandmother, Mary Reeves all of Camden; grandmother, Trina Smith of Greenville, TX; great-grandmothers, Mary Fay Phillips of Magnolia, Violet Traylor Camden, and Linda Irwin of El Dorado; aunts and uncles, Janice and Tim Sparks of Camden, Tanya Newman of Richardson, TX, Britni and Roland Creel of Slidell, LA, Tayelor and Jesse Pierce, and Cassie Smith all of Greenville, TX and Tori Crawford of Hot Springs, AR; and several cousins. Funeral services will be 1:00PM Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Harmony Grove United Methodist Church with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James C. "Buck" Buckley
James Cornelius Buckley was born to Howard and Rosie Osborn Buckley in the small community of Shady Grove near Arkadelphia on August 30, 1924. Papa Howard and Mama Rosie instilled in their children the value of hard work, family and loyalty. “Buck” as most knew him grew up to be a handsome young man. He united with the Shady Grove AME Church family and remained a faithful member until its closing. He served faithfully as a trustee, deacon and was the oldest living member. Having met the woman who would prove to be his life-time bride, Mary Maxine Hunter, they were married in December of 1948. They shared a life together for 65 years until her passing on December 28, 2003. Young Buck was not only changed in status, but he and his young bride moved to Arkadelphia and started their family. He was a family man who loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren deeply. Many times Buck was the chauffer for Maxine and would often visit Mt. Morriah Baptist Church with her on 1st and 3rd Sundays. Buck worked as a fork lift operator for Anthony Timberlands in Malvern, Arkansas for 30 years. The independent spirit, strong character and iron will of Buck gained him respect among his supervisors and co-workers. He always remembered the values of hard work taught to him by Papa Howard and Mama Rosie; and passed those on to all who crossed his path. He was an original and caring man who was easy to love. Though big in stature, his heart was even bigger. He would give his last to anyone in need. A phone call or stop to say hello, would turn into several moments of laughter and you always felt better after sharing time with him. On Sunday, June 15, 2014, with his family by his side he passed into the Lord’s embrace. He was preceded in his passing by his parents, his beloved Maxine and one son Sgt. Floyd Denson. He leaves to cherish his memory: nine children, Thelma J. Webb of Okolona, AR, Mary Buckley of Arkadelphia, Clementine Dyer of Ontario, CA, James M. Buckley of Arkadelphia, Mary K. Hunter of El Centro, CA, Bobby F. Buckley of Gardena, CA, Janie Jones of Arkadelphia, Sylvester “Toni” Buckley of Gardena, CA and Renski Davis-Buckley of Knoxville, TN; twenty-eight, grandchildren and a caravan of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He also leaves one brother, Hezy Barton of Okolona, AR; two sisters, Ola Mae Cummings of Malvern, AR and Mae Ella Dyer of Flint, MI; seven sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law and one daughter-in-law. There are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will greatly miss him; including the last lady on the block Mrs. Mae Helen Brooks. Public visitation will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the family hour from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Greater Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The home going service will be at 11:00 am Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Greater Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Kyle Jones will preach the message. Interment will be in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Macy Ella Haynie
On Thursday, June 12, 2014, Macy Ella Sims Haynie mercifully left this world of time to live forever in eternity. Her strong spirit will be missed by many. Her passing reminds us that life is uncertain, but death is sure. Macy Ella was born into time on May 17, 1921, in Bluff City, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Tidwell and Ethel Holliman Sims. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at a tender age and united with St. John Baptist Church. Those she touched and those who knew her witnessed her love for God. She was a believer in “treating others, as you would have them to treat you”. Being raised in a large family of eight in those days, education became secondary; while surviving was primary. Like so many others she had to help her mother with her siblings. Macy was smart and ingenious. She learned from the land and possessed a strong work ethic. She picked cotton, was an impeccable housekeeper, and mastered babysitting. Macy married Finis Haynie and the lord added to their union eight children. In raising eight children cooking became second nature. She was a soul food “boiling pots” cooking type of woman. She was a proud mother and made several sacrifices to ensure that children and grandchildren always had what they needed. She always wore a beautiful smile and would offer words of encouragement if she felt the person was in need. She not only “talked the talk”, she “walked the walk.” Macy has truly the foundation of her family and has left her family a legacy of LOVE. Family gatherings and being with her grandchildren were always a source of joy. Throughout her life she was a devoted and committed mother, wife, daughter, sister, loving grandmother, aunt, faithful and trusted friend. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Finis Haynie; three sons, Finis Lee Haynie, Lee Artis Haynie, and Artis Lee Haynie; two daughters, Arlean Sorrells and Bertha Martin; her sister, Gracie Sims and six brothers, Troy Sims, Roy Sims, Mose Sims, Dan Sims, Curley Sims and Ezra Sims. Because love is greater than death, her memory will live in the hearts of: her three daughters, Clara (Earnest) Purifoy of Prescott, AR, Gennie Haynie of Prescott, AR, and Bertha Mae Sorrells of Prescott, AR; one brother, Orlin Sims of Rockford, IL; twenty-nine grandchildren, and a host of great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren nieces, nephews and other relatives. “Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints salute you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.” II Corinthians 13:11-14. Public visitation will be held on Friday, June 20th from 12 noon until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Celebration services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 21st at St. John Baptist Church in Bluff City, Arkansas. Rev. Wallace Ingram will render words of comfort. The committal service and final resting place will be in St. John Cemetery in Bluff City.

Rickey Ray Holliman
Mr. Rickey Holliman, 56 of Camden, AR passed away on Saturday June 14, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Claudia Holliman and Evelyn Lomack. He leaves to cherish his memories to his son Marquel Holliman of Little Rock, AR; daughter Nicole Renix of Smackover, AR; sister Virginia Jackson of Camden, AR; four grandchildren and one grandchild. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday June 20, 2014 at Reddick Chapel with Dr. Shadrick Porchia officiating. Interment will be held in the City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday June 19, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Gary Wayne McLelland
Gary McLelland, 60, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Ouachita County Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse J. and Leona Crews McLelland and an aunt, Belle Bass. Mr. McLelland is survived by a son, Gary McLelland; a daughter, Tabatha White; five grandchildren, Caleb, Keaton, Paton, Heavnyn, and Makenzie; three brothers, Ronnie McLelland, Randy McLelland, and Terry Holbrooks; two sisters, Diane Treadway and Pat Orr; as well as several nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Lakeside Cemetery.

Marilyn Yvonne Hamilton
Mrs. Marilyn Yvonne Hamilton, 77 years old of Strong, AR passed away on Friday June 13, 2014 in Strong, AR. Mrs. Yvonne Hamilton leaves to cherish her precious memories to her loving children Sandra Ward, Devetha Hamilton, Toni Hamilton, and Alex Frickes all of Strong, AR, Dennis Lovett and Oliver Hamilton both of Little Rock, AR, Gregory Hamilton of Huttig, AR, Rev. Aluster Hamilton of Magnolia, AR, and Berta Hardy of Arson City, CA; brothers Rev. Charles Lovett and Robert Lovett both of Strong, AR; sister Mattie Ward of Strong, AR; 26 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday June 21, 2014 at Strong Gymnasium with Rev. Aluster Hamilton officiating. Interment will be held in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery in Strong, AR. A wake will be held on Friday June 20, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Curry Chapel AME in Strong, AR.

Dora Jean Aaron
Mrs. Dora Jean Aaron, 82 years old of El Dorado, AR passed away on Thursday June 12, 2014. Mrs. Dora Aaron was preceded in death by her parents Clyde and Dolly Reddick. Mrs. Dora Jean Aaron leaves to cherish her loving memories to her loving children Rev. Murphy Aaron, Carl Raybon, Donnie Aaron, Lena Kincy, Felesia Billings, Linda Thompson, Sarah Stephens, and Jan Stephens all of El Dorado, AR, James Aaron of Texarkana, TX, Bonnie Williams of Forth Worth, TX, Martha McMurrian-Williams of Little Rock, AR and Angela Rust of Louann, AR; brothers Clyde Reddick of Milwaukee, MI and David Christopher of Bernice, LA; sisters May Henry and Virginia Broock both of El Dorado, AR and Shirley Williams of Columbus, OH. Step-sons Matthew Aaron and Raymond Aaron both of Richmond, CA; step-daughter Patrica Aaron of Smackover, AR. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday June 21, 2014 at Holy Ghost Love Headquarter COGIC in Smackover, AR. Interment will be held in Shady Grove Cemetery in El Dorado, AR. Visitation will be held on Friday June 20, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home and a wake from 5-6:00 p.m. at Holy Ghost Love Headquarter in Smackover, AR.

Bradleigh Klair Glosup
On Thursday, June 13, 2014 Bradleigh Klair Glosup, infant daughter of William and Kenna VanDerZwalm Glosup of Warren, AR, was welcomed with open arms by her heavenly Father. She was greeted in Heaven by her maternal great-grandparents Kenneth Savage and Jim VanDerZwalm and paternal great-grandparents William “Bill” Dye, Doyle Glosup, Jeanette Lee Glosup, and J.C. Spraggins. Surviving other than her parents is her big sister Kylee Brynn Glosup of Warren, maternal grandparents Ken and Fran VanDerZwalm of Warren, paternal grandparents Tommy and Carolyn Spraggins of Warren and David Glosup of McGehee. Maternal great-grandparents Evelyn Savage and Dorothy VanDerZwalm, both of Warren, paternal great-grandmother Charlotte Spraggins, maternal Aunts Tonia Dunaway and Tricia West and spouse Justin both of Warren. Paternal Aunt Amber Glosup and fiancé Justin Vanlandingham of Monticello, AR, Julie Day and spouse Steven of McGehee and Alan Spraggins and spouse Allison of Hot Springs, first cousins Katelynn, Klayton, Mattie, Ryder, Whitlee, Gracen, and Jenna, and a host of great-aunts, great-uncles, and cousins. Graveside services were 10:00AM Saturday June 14th at Ebenezer Cemetery with Rev. Matt Overall officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.

Lessie Milner Porterfield
Lessie Milner Porterfield, 90, of Camden, AR passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Ouachita County Medical Center with both of her daughters by her side. She was born in Stephens, AR to W.B. and Gertrude Smith Milner on September 10, 1923. Mrs. Porterfield was a faithful member of Cullendale First Baptist Church and a member of the Civil Air Patrol. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisher, and trapper. She will be forever loved and forever missed. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Holcombe Milner; sister, Irene Sweezy; nephew, Jimmie Reid; and niece, Brenda Devillier. She is survived by her daughters, Debby Billins and husband, Jerry and René Garcia; grandchildren, Kerri Billins, Scott Garcia, and Justin Billins and wife, Jaclyn; great-grandchildren, Talyn Billins, Parker Garcia, Austyn Oholendt, Tatum Billins, and Cru Billins, nephews, Willie Milner and Richard Milner, caregiver and best friend, Stephanie Harrell; and Loving Companion, Hatchet, The Dog. Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home with Dr. Wade Totty officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Cullendale First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1850 Cash Road, Camden, AR 71701 or Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice, 685 California Ave, Camden, AR 71701.

Kathryn Lucille Smith 
Kathryn Lucille Smith, age 76 of Camden, AR passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Pine Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born September 26, 1937 in Reader, AR to Archie Gleathren and Alice Lucille Lambert Florece. She was a Baptist and graduated from Chidester High School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Archie Gleathren and Alice Lucille Lambert Florece. She is survived by her sisters, Glenda Lurlene Walker of Grand Prairie, TX and Peggy Jean Vogel of Grand Prairie, TX; son, Jerry Wayne Smith of Richardson, TX; grandsons, Jeremy Smith, Cody Smith, Tanner Smith and Tyler Smith all of Richardson, TX; great grandson, Brazlyn Smith; and great granddaughter, Kyrie Smith. Funeral services will be held 1:30 PM Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Turner Cemetery in Reader, AR. Reverend Carl Tillery will officiate the services. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kendall Corey Murphy
On November 2, 1968, joy and delight was added to the Murphy family with the birth of Kendall Corey Murphy, the sixth child born to Henry and Samella Murphy in Arkadelphia. His parents knew right away that he would add more laughter and love to their family. Kendall grew up to be a funny, smart and handsome young man. He made friends wherever he went. His friends remember him as a loyal and trusted friend. Kendall was a 1987 graduate of Arkadelphia Sr. High School, where he excelled as a student and as an athlete. Shortly after graduation on October 17, 1987, he enlisted in the United States Air Force at the Lackland Air Force Base Texas. Kendall was proud of the service that he gave to his country. The Lord added to Kendall’s life a beautiful baby girl, Sadia. He met and married Denise Burnell on May 7, 2010; although they had no children together he loved and cherished Brittany and Alan as his own. His fun-loving, charismatic spirit will be forever etched in the minds and hearts of those who knew him. Kendall was preceded in death by his father Henry Murphy (2010). He passed into the Lord's embrace on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Hot Springs County Medical Center in Malvern, Arkansas. Those left to celebrate his life are his wife, Denise Burnell Murphy of Malvern; his daughter Sadia Murphy of San Bernardino, CA; two children he cherished as his own, Brittany McCollum of Arkadelphia, AR and Alan Smith of Arlington, TX; two grandchildren, Sa’Riah Jones and Kaiden Jones both of Arkadelphia, AR; his beloved mother, Samella Hill Murphy of Arkadelphia; his siblings, Ricky (Cheryl) Conner of Houston, TX, Alvin Pennix of Long Beach, California, Henry (Kathy) Florence of Malvern, Zina (Eddie) Bailey of Arkadelphia, Joel Bloomfield of Las Vegas, Nevada, Tamara Jolly of Hot Springs and Gwendolyn (Roy) Pollins of Hot Springs; one aunt, Hattie Smith of Los Angeles, CA, Gus (Yvonne) Hill of Atlanta, GA and Gary (Katie) Hill of Jacksonville, AR; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and numerous friends. Public visitation will be Monday, June 16th from 12 noon -7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and the family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 p.m. A home going celebration will be shared on Tuesday, June 17th at 12:00 noon at Greater Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Elder Gerry Young will officiate. The interment will be at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Shelia Ann Scott
Mrs. Shelia Ann Scott, 42 of Camden, AR passed away on Saturday June 7, 2014 in Camden, AR. Mrs. Shelia Scott was preceded in death by her father George Hampton, SR. Mrs. Shelia Scott leaves to cherish her loving memories to her husband Ivy Scott SR of Columbia, MO; mother Myrtle Freeman; sons Ivy Scott JR of Columbia, MO, Ricky James Alexander III and Dominick Scott both of Camden, AR; sister Carolyn Annette Freeman of Camden, AR; brothers George Hampton JR of Mississippi and Ray Farmer of Colorado; 4 grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday June 14, 2014 at Reddick Chapel, with Rev. Arlin Carson officiating. Interment will be held in the city cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday June 13, 2014 from 12:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Tracie Renee Johnson
Tracie Renee Johnson, age 45 of Warren, Arkansas died Tuesday, June 10, a St Vincent’s in Little Rock. She was born October 8, 1968 at Warren, Arkansas a daughter of the late Marvin Houston Cranford and Annie Jewell Thompson Forrest, Banks, Ark. She attended Warren Public Schools, was a store clerk and a Baptist. Surviving other than her mother is her husband Ricky Johnson whom she married May 20, 1994 at Warren, Ark; 3 sons Michael Johnson, Kevil, Kentucky, Jeff Johnson and Daniel Johnson both of Warren, Ark; 1 daughter Amy Light, Warren, Ark; a step father O. W. Forrest, Banks, Ark; 1 brother Eugene Cranford, Warren, Ark; 1 sister Bonnie Evans, Kingsland, Ark; 9 grandchildren; 8 nieces and nephews and 11 great-nephews and great-nieces. Funeral services will be at 2:00pm on Sunday, June 15, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation is from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Saturday, June 14, at Frazer’s.

Bobbie Janell Scott                                                                                                                                    Bobbie Janell Scott, age 58 of Camden, AR went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, June 10, 2014. On October 30, 1955 an angel was born to the late Marshall "Sonny" and Michelle "Burnett" Ford. At an early age Nell accepted Christ and became a member of the St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church where she remained until her death. On February 05, 1977 she married the man of her dreams, Raymon Scott. To that union three loving children were born, Raymon Darnell, Lavellar Antionette and Marsha Mitchell. She was preceded in death by grandmothers, Gertie Bell Hester and Ida Ford; two uncles, Clifton and Eddie Hester; one aunt, Margie Ford and son-in-law, Maurice Mitchell. She leaves to cherish her precious memories her faithful and loving husband, Raymon Scott; her children, Raymon Scott, Jr. of Dallas, TX, Lavellar Mitchell and Marsha Scott of Stephens, AR; one brother, Derrick Ford of Riverside, CA; three sisters-in-law, Denise, Joyce Anna and Eddie Mae; brothers-in-law, Otis, Robert, James and Rev. T. W. Scott; two aunts; Bobbie Joe and Doris Weaver; her precious grandchildren, Aaron, Artaja, Amauri, Jhoydyn, Jhaydyn, Janiya, Raegan and London; two close cousins, Ruby Williams Carter and Pearl Porchia. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives. Funeral services for Bobbie will be 1:00 PM Saturday, June 14, 2014 at St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church in Stephens with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sharon Ann Daniel
A fun-loving, charismatic spirit slipped the bonds of this life and traded time for eternity on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Her irreplaceable presence, her laughter and sporty attitude will be forever etched in the minds and hearts of those who knew her. Sharon Ann Daniel was born August 7, 1955 to Charles Walter and Dorothy Jean Jefferson Daniel in Sparkman, Arkansas. She grew up in a home full of love and discipline. She attended Sparkman Training School and confessed her hope in Christ at a young age joining First Missionary Baptist Church. “Dunkie”, as she was lovingly called by her grandmother Ida Perry, grew up to be a young lady who didn’t believe in laziness. She was one who could wear a broom and mop out. She was a great cook and could always be found sampling the food during family gatherings either before it was finished cooking or before anyone had asked the blessing. To know her was to love her. She had her own special way of both giving and receiving love. If she liked you, you knew it and if she didn’t one would know it. The Lord blessed her with six children and she was a true believer that if you spare the rod, you spoil the child. Her children and grandchildren alike loved to be in her presence. She was the cool-type, fun loving parent who gave wise counsel when she could. She worked as a certified nurse’s assistant at both Riverwood Nursing Home and Beverly Nursing Home. Dunkie displayed the fruits of the spirit, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self control. Dunkie was the life of the party. Family, as well as, friends will miss her unique sense of humor and her favorite saying “it's a wrap.” Dunkie was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Walter and Dorothy (2013); two daughters, Katina L. Daniel (2007) and Stephanie Daniel (1970); one son, Michael Bernard Wright (1983); her sisters, Lou Ida Daniel, Renee Daniel, Shirley Daniel Crawford, Betty Joyce Daniel and her brothers, Charles Edward Daniel and Donald Thrower; her nephews, Eric Lynn Daniel and Charles Lamont “Mussey” Daniel (2013). Those who are left to forever cherish her memories and love are three children; Doris Ann (Gremekyo) Scoggins of Hot Springs, AR, Latoya Michelle Daniel of Arkadelphia, AR and Justin Maurice Wright of Hot Springs, AR; nine grandchildren, Kevin J., Torrance, Trevon, Jalen, Javen, Jamaria, Janiya, JaKailyn, and Jahniyln; four great-grandchildren, Kalasia, Lavianna, Lilliana and Torrance, Jr; two sisters, Phyllis (Ricky) Harrison of Sparkman, AR, and Celesia Williams of Arkadelphia, AR; one brother, Elder Carl Fredrick (Deedra) Daniel of Little Rock, AR; one aunt, Veleria Govan of Sparkman, AR; a great uncle, Deacon Leon (Gladys) Keith of Milwaukee, WS; a foster sister, Donna K. Freeman of Sparkman, AR; cousins, special friends, Mickey Gulley, Laronda (Paul) Carter, Melendall Hunter, Varonia Butler, D. C. Austin; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, as well as, all of Sparkman, Arkansas. Public visitation will be Friday, June 13th from 12 noon -7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and the family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 p.m. A home going celebration will be shared on Saturday, June 14th at 2:00 pm at First Missionary Baptist Church in Sparkman. Rev. L. A. Craig will deliver the eulogy. The interment will be at Sparkman Memorial Cemetery in Sparkman, Arkansas.

Ruth Ann Raney                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ruth Ann Raney, age 65 of Warren, AR, died on Monday, June 9th at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, AR. She was born September 13th 1948 in Gould, AR, a daughter of the late Finnis Dennis and Martha Ruth Adams Dennis. She worked for Potlatch Lumber Company for over a decade as a Forestry Technician helping to invent the super pine tree which is widely grown today. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and also preceded in death is a sister Frieta Priest. She is survived by her spouse George Raney, Warren, AR. 2 sons, George F. “Bo” Raney and spouse Pat, Crossett, AR. Andrew Jess Raney, Warren, AR. 2 daughter Georgia Ann Raney, Star City, AR. and Suzanna Stinnett, Bearden, AR. 5 brothers Dewayne Dennis, McGhee, AR, Lonnie Dennis, Pine Bluff, AR., Lawrence Dennis, South Carolina, Larry Dennis, White Hall and Roy Dennis, Dover, AR, a sister Sue Smith, Rison, AR. 4 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Graveside services 2:00pm Saturday, June 14th at Oakland Cemetery. Burial in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6pm until 8pm Friday, June 13th at Frazer’s.

Lena Laverne Glennon Johnson                                                                                               Lena Laverne Glennon Johnson, age 85, of Hermitage, AR. died Monday June 9, at home. Born October 15, 1928 in Drew County, AR. a daughter of the late Robert Henry Glennon and Clara Loveless Glennon she was the retired owner/operator of Johnson’s Café, member Hermitage Baptist Church and the widow of Derry Lee Johnson who died March 16, 1994. They were united in marriage July 1, 1949. Also, preceding her in death were Eugene Glennon, Bo Glennon; sisters Verda Wages, Edna Young, Lucille White. Survivors are 1 son Robert Johnson, Warren, AR. 3 daughters Sue Wilson, Sumpter, AR., Mary Vann, Hermitage, AR. and Patsy Chapman, Hermitage, AR. 6 grandchildren Leslie Adams, Kim McGaha, Jeremy Johnson, Beth Lynn, Robin Chapman and Holly Chapman, 6 great-grandchildren; Logan Adams, Malachi Johnson, Grace Adams, Aceon Johnson, Maxx McGaha and Rett McGaha. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday June 12, at Hermitage Baptist Church. Burial in Marsden Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday June 11, at Frazer’s.

Edsel Jennings Harris                                                                                                             Edsel Jennings Harris age 88 of Warren, AR died Sunday, June 8th at the John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado. He was born March 7th 1926 in Wilmar, AR a son of the late Franklin Polk Harris and Olga Viola Prinzing Harris. He was owner and operator of Harris Grocery Store for over 25 years, was a Free and Accepted Mason, former Mayor of Wilmar and a United States Army Veteran serving in Korea. He was also preceded in death by a brother Alfred Harris, an infant brother and two sisters Elizabeth Harris and Betty Harris. Survivors include his wife Audrey Carpenter Harris whom he married July 16th, 1955. A son Bruce Harris and spouse Sheila, Monticello, AR. A brother B.K. Harris and spouse Joy, Hamburg, AR. A sister Marty Ketzscher, North Little Rock, AR. 2 grandchildren Amanda Harris and April Harris both of Monticello, AR. Funeral services 2:00pm Wednesday, June 11th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6pm until 8pm Tuesday, June 10th at Frazer’s.

Heaven Montrell Tassin                                                                                                           Baby Heaven Montrell Tassin, was born June 2, 2014 to Ashley Stevenson and Kenneth Tassin both of Kenner, LA. He leaves to cherish his memories to his parents, sister Samye Joseph of Kenner, LA and grandparents Elain and Willie Smith both of Camden. Graveside services will be on Tuesday June 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Union Grove Cemetery in Bluff City, AR. Reddick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Frances Nell Axley                                                                                                                   Frances Nell Axley, age 92, of Warren, AR. died Saturday June 7, at Chapel Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation in Warren, AR. Born December 5, 1921 in Warren, AR. a daughter of the late Owen O. Axley and Lessye Langley Axley she was retired from Lawrence H. Derby Insurance Agency with 38 years of service and a member of First Presbyterian Church. Also, preceding her in death were brothers Orrell Axley, Edward Axley, Charles Axley, Terry Axley; sisters Mildred Cole, Martha Irving, Lucille Hopson, Mary Scobey and Helen Rice. Surviving are nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. until service time Tuesday, June 10, at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred First Presbyterian Church; 212 East Church St.; Warren, AR. 71671 or Bradley County Veterans Museum; 210 North Main St.; Warren, AR. 71671.

Raymond Monroe Crane, Jr.                                                                                                     Raymond Monroe Crane, Jr., 62, of Fordyce died Friday, June 6, 2014 at St. Vincent Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born May 5, 1952 in Fordyce, Arkansas. He was a member of Beech Grove Missionary Baptist in Fordyce. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal while serving in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He is preceded in death by his father, R. M. Crane, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Maria Hollis Crane of Fordyce; one son, Kevin Monroe Crane of Camden; one daughter, Angela Maria Crane of Fordyce; mother, Betty Hoy Crane of Redfield; one brother, Jeffrey Hoy Crane of Redfield; and two sisters, Kay Mitchell of Rison and Raynell Hunt of Texas. Visitation will be Sunday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday at Beech Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Nathan Petty officiating. Burial will be at Evans Cemetery near Bearden. Arrangements made by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Edward Raymond Strickland                                                                                                     Edward Raymond Strickland, 76, of Hensley, AR passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at his home. He was born October 19, 1937 in Hampton, AR to the late Edward and Beatrice Bowen Strickland. Edward was born and raised in Hampton, AR and graduated from Hampton High School in 1957. He was voted Most Likely to Succeed and Most Athletic. He holds the record high jump at 6'1; participated in track, football, and basketball. Fans would shout "Rooster" and stomp their feet as he entered the court or football field. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for thirty eight years, and served in the Army Reserves. He was a member of First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock. Edward was a fervent prayer warrior. Edward was the most unselfish man; always trying to help others anyway he could. He took great care of all he had and would sell it for pennies on the dollar to make others wishes come true. Edward is survived by his loving friend, as they were brother and sister in Christ, Saprina Hall. He raised her two daughters, LaTasha and Emily Mohi. He is also survived by a host of cousins. Edward is preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Ray and Alan Strickland; and step-daughter, Emily. Graveside services will be 11:00 am Friday, June 13, 2014 at Means Cemetery near Hampton. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net

Renwick Emile Keaton                                                                           Bro. Renwick Emile Keaton, 56 of Lexington, KY formally of Camden, AR passed away on Sunday June 1, 2014 in Lexington, KY. Bro. Renwick Keaton was preceded in death by his parents William and Theresa Keaton. Bro. Renwick Keaton leaves to cherish his loving memories to his wife Verdine Keaton of Camden, AR; children Marcus Keaton of Conway, AR, Kenneth Keaton of Camden, AR, and Derek Keaton of Statesboro, GA; brothers Bernard Keaton of Damascus, AR, Honorable Edwin Keaton of Camden, AR, Aloysius Keaton of Little Rock, AR; sisters Sherrye Keaton and Karen Thomas both of Little Rock, AR, Denise Keaton of North Little Rock, AR, and Zelda Keaton of Queen, NY; 4 grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday June 7, 2014 at Connection International with Rev. Lonnell Moore officiating. Interment will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday June 6, 2014 from 12 noon until 3:00 p.m. and a wake will be held from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Janice Carrold Boyette McDougald                                                                                           Janice Carrold Boyette McDougald, age 53, of Monticello, AR. died Monday June 2, at Drew Memorial Hospital. Born September 24, 1960 in Warren, AR. she was a homemaker and member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her mother Wanda Jane Jenkins Boyette and a step son Kevin Wayne McDougald. Survivors are her spouse Merle McDougald whom she married June 25, 1979. 1 son Nicholas Gene McDougald, Monticello, AR. 1 step son Jason Colby McDougald, Monticello, AR. 1 step daughter Tammy Jo Stain and spouse Steven, Monticello, AR. Her father and step mother Rev. Carrold Gene Boyette and Betty Boyette of Banks, AR. 3 sisters Mary Burreson and spouse Dan, Las Vegas, NV., Karen McDougald and spouse David, Monticello, AR., Rhonda Fuller and spouse Michael, Beebe, AR. 6 grandchildren. Funeral services 10:00 a.m. Saturday June 7, Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. Burial Gravelridge Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday June 6, at Frazer’s.

John Kermit York                                                                                                                    
John Kermit York, age 46 of Pine Bluff, AR. died Monday, June 2, 2014 at his home. He was born Februare 21, 1968 in Rison, AR. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Persian Gulf, former employee of B & N Railroad and a Baptist. Survivors are one daughter, Macy York of Mammoth Springs, AR; his parents, John D. York and Barbara Russell Chance, both of Pine Bluff; two brothers, Johnathan York, Cabot and Russell Chance, Rancho Cucamonga, CA; and one sister, Cindy Thomason, Richmond, Kentucky. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Frazer's Chapel. Burial will be at Moseley Cemetary by Frazer's Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-8 on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Frazer's. 

Michael Lewis Hooker                                                                                                            
Michael Lewis Hooker, 44 of Chidester, AR passed way Thursday, May 29, 2014. He was born May 24, 1970 to Charles, Sr. and Clara Collier Hooker in Stuttgart, AR. He was a loving son, brother and friend and will be remembered in a tribute by his family. As a young man growing up he enjoyed being with his family and friends, hunting, fishing and riding four wheelers. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Pearl and Oliver Hooker and Arthur and Bertha Collier. He is survived by his loving parents, Charles and Clara Hooker; brothers, Charles Wayne Hooker and wife, Louann, Greg Hooker and wife, Amy, Gary Hooker and wife, Lisa, Phillip Hooker and wife, Pam; and Jeff Porterfield and wife, Jody; sisters, Laura Epperson and husband, Joel, Diane Finly and husband, Mark, Renee Ashburn, Donna Lee Floyd, Kristin Hooker, Jessie Hooker and Emily Hooker; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, June 05, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Little Missouri Cemetery in Chidester. Brother Bill Ponder will officiate the services. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM Thursday before the service. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joe H. Mullins                                                                                                                         
Joe H. Mullins age 75, of Warren, AR. died Monday June 2, at Bradley County Medical Center. Born January 6, 1939 in Warren, AR. a son of the late Beadie Mullins and Clemmie Mae Slaughter Mullins, he was retired from the U.S. Air Force and served proudly with 20 years’ service, retired from Potlatch Corporation, was a 32nd degree Mason, was a founding member of the Bradley County Veterans Museum and a Baptist. Surviving is his wife Mary Joyce Baker Mullins whom he married August 31, 1958, 1 son Joe Steven Mullins and spouse Robbi, Camden, AR, 1 daughter Connie Lynn Stevens and spouse Dennis, Baton Rouge, LA, 3 grandchildren Amanda Green, Ryan Mullins, Austin Mullins and 2 great-grandchildren Madison Green and Ava Green. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 5 at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial with flag presentation at Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, June 4 at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred Bradley County Veterans Museum; 210 N. Main St.; Warren, AR. 71671.

Bobbie Lee "Jewel" Blount                                                                                                      
Bobbie Lee "Jewel" Blount, age 89 of Stephens, AR passed away Sunday, June 01, 2014 at the Little Rock Central VA Hospital. He was a proud World War II Veteran of the United State Navy and a member of the Pleasant Ridge Assembly of God Church. He was born August 17, 1924 in Wheelen Springs, AR to William and Maggie Blount. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Walters Blount; son, Larry Blount; parents, William and Maggie Blount; and grandson, Jeremy Wayne Blount. He is survived by his three sons, Bobby W. Bount and wife, Susan of Huntsville, AL, Jerry Blount and wife, Lavina of Stephens, AR and Danny Blount and wife, Pamela of Blossom, TX; daughter, Debra Blount Laney and husband, Sid of Camden, AR; three grandsons, Bobby C. Blount and wife, Jennifer of Portland, TN, James Blount of Huntsville, AL and Daniel Blount and wife, Julie of Blossom, TX; four granddaughters, Elizabeth Blount Clark and husband, Jason of Madison, AL, Katie Blount Dieringer and husband, Derek of Kerrville, TX, Lauren Laney Williams and husband, Kevin of Little Rock, AR; and Macy Laney of Fayetteville, AR; a niece, Becky Trevillion and husband, Jay; three great grandsons; six great granddaughters; and one great great granddaughter. Funeral services for Mr. Blount will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, June 05, 2014 at Pleasant Ridge Assembly of God Church with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mary Jo Taylor will officiate the services. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cathey Dorris Chambliss                                                                                                         
Cathey Dorris Chambliss 60, resident of Stephens, AR formerly of Camden, AR went to be with the Lord on May 29th, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. She was born in Camden, AR on August 6, 1953 the daughter of Dan Marion and Ethel Pearl Johnson Dorris. Cathey spent her working career at The Chuck Wagon Cafe and Stephens Market. In her spare time, she enjoyed spoiling her beloved granddaughter, Trisjen and great nieces and nephews. She is survived by her mother, Ethel Pearl Johnson Dorris; sister, Debbie Dorris Autrey; son, James Christopher Chambliss; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Green Chambliss; and granddaughter, Trisjen Laine Chambliss all of Stephens. She is preceded in death by her father, Dan Dorris of Camden. Visitation will be Sunday June 1, 2014 from 2pm - 4pm at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden, AR. A memorial service will be held Monday June 2, 2014 at 10am at Proctor Funeral Home. Burial will be at Stephens Cemetery. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202.

Johnie B. Avery                                                                               
Johnie B. Avery (Buddy Buddy), 78 of Camden, AR, died on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado, AR. He was born on August 3, 1935 in Camden, AR. He was employed at International Paper Co. for 41 years and sang with The Clouds of Joy quartet for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Odell Purifoy and Selwin Avery; his stepmother, Helen Avery; his wife, Pearlean Avery; two sisters, Milrene Avery, Selmarene Kidd, daughter, Johnie Diane Avery; two sons, Richard Jones and George Jones. He is survived by one daughter, Jewelean Williams (Michael) of Camden; two sons, Johnny Ray Avery; Stephone Avery, Sr. (Angela) of Camden; three brothers, Wendell Harris (Judy) of Rockford, IL Nathaniel Avery, Sr. (Doris), Stanley Avery (Gladys) all of Camden; two sisters, Cleaster Harris of Rockford, IL and Sharon (Baby Doll) Cunningham (Oscar) of Warren, OH; goddaughter, Cynthia Coleman of Camden; eight grandchilden; nine great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 at St. Paul Christian Church in Harmony Grove with Rev. Frank Dawn officiating. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A burial will follow at White Springs Community Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3-6 PM on Monday at the funeral home.

Vona M. Ashworth
Vona M. Ashworth, 101, of Camden, died Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Silver Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation in Camden.  Mrs. Ashworth was born August 4, 1912 in Paris, Arkansas, the daughter of Jack and Jennie Morgan. She was member of Cullendale First Baptist Church where she served as a nursery worker for 40 years.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, H. O. Ashworth, an infant daughter, a brother, a sister, and a great grandson, Isaac Brian.  Survivors include her son, Bob Ashworth and wife, Jennie of Camden; her daughter, Helen Brian and husband, Herschell; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Silver Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation for their care of her during her stay there. Funeral services for Mrs. Ashworth will be 10:00 A.M Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Wade Totty, Dr. Jimmy Burks, and Bro. Clay Doss officiating. Burial will be in Bethesda Cemetery. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Monday, June 2, 2014 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cullendale First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1850 Cash Road, Camden, AR  71701.

Essie Mae Cranford                                                                             
Essie Mae Davis Cranford, 89, a native of Tinsman, AR and a resident of Luling, LA, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.  She is survived by her son, Wendell Cranford and wife Brenda; grandchildren, Tina Cranford, Kerry Cranford and wife Allison; great grandchild, Bentley Cranford and brother, Frank Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband James Hollis Cranford; parents, James and Effie Smith Davis; brother, Earl Davis and sisters, Nettie Mercer and Eva Porter.  Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Benton Funeral Home, Fordyce, AR with burial to follow in Earnest Cemetery, Tinsman, AR. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Nannie Lee Seymore                                                                                                              
Nannie Lee Seymore, age 95, of Lake Mary, Florida and Warren, Arkansas, our beloved mother and grandmother, went home to be with our Lord on May 24, 2014. Nan was born in Kingsland, Arkansas on November 14, 1918, the fourth daughter of Viva and Lee Childress. She and her brother and sisters learned the values of life and to follow Jesus at their mothers’ knee, and lived their lives for Him. Nan loved cooking, especially pecan pies, which were her specialty. She also loved family gatherings, crepe myrtle bushes in bloom, and taking care of those in need. She was a strong, independent lady, who worked hard at everything she attempted. She loved to sing and had a beautiful singing voice, which was on full display in a singing quartet formed with her sisters, who sang in local churches and entertained family visitors. Nan spent her early years in and around Kingsland, Arkansas. She spent most of her adult years in Warren and Pine Bluff, Arkansas, near the rest of her family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Warren. She moved to Florida to be near her daughter, Bettye, in 2002. Together, they fought her valiant battle against dementia/alzheimer’s disease. She is so loved and so missed already. Nan was preceded in death by her husband, E. Grey Seymore, in 1984; her daughter Louise Seymore Beasley and her husband Nap; adored sisters Bernice Parham, Pauline Cash, and Margaret Ponder; and her mother and father, Viva and Lee Childress. Nan is survived by her daughter, Bettye Seymore Moss, and her husband Sonny Moss of Lake Mary, Florida; granddaughters Michelle Moss Weiss (Atlanta) and Kristy Moss (Orlando); great granddaughters Meredith and Ansley Weiss; her brother, Truston Childress and family of Portland, Oregon; nephews Bruce and Don Cash and families of Arkansas; niece Sandra Parham and family also of Arkansas; nephews Leslie Childress (Seattle, WA) and Craig Childress (Portland, OR); the Russel Seymore family of Gulfport, Miss., including nieces Marie Romano, Mary McCabe, and Patty Zupco, and nephew Russel Seymore Jr., and families. A memorial service will be held in Warren, Arkansas on Saturday, May 31, at 2:00 o’clock at the Frazer Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 1:00. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Warren. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the National Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org). Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com.

Thomas Lee Lindsey                                                                                                              
Thomas Lee Lindsey, age 75, of Bearden, died May 28, 2014. He was born March 10, 1939 in Bearden, to Wesley and Katy Lea Sullivan Lindsey. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Griffis Lindsey of Bearden; children, Scott (Greta) Lindsey of Stuttgart AR and Kristy (Randy) Ross of El Dorado AR; grandchildren, Amber (Mykey) Menard, Dominique (Kristi) Trahan, Shana Fruge, and Kaley Fruge; great-grandchildren, Alex Menard and DJ Trahan; and siblings, Betty (Narvel) Strange of Bearden, AR, Johnny (Pat) Lindsey of Bearden, AR, George (Glenda) Lindsey of Bearden, AR, Danny (Kay) Lindsey of Malvern, AR, and Larry Lindsey of Bearden, AR. He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Jeff Lindsey. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, May 29, 2014 at First Southern Baptist Church at Bearden with burial in Salem Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to OCMC Hospice, 685 California Ave, Camden AR 71701. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest register visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com

Alma Dean Strickland                                                                                                          
Alma J. Dean Strickland, 62, of Bearden died Monday May 26, 2014 at her home. Born November 18, 1951 at Hornersville, MO, she was a daughter of Grover and Betty Jose of Bearden. She was preceded in death by a sister, Debbie Madden. Along with her parents, she is survived by her husband, Ronald D. Strickland of Bearden; a son, Dale Strickland of Bearden; a brother, Michael Dean of Bearden; a sister, Cathy Graham of Little Rock; a grandchild, Jacob Strickland of Kennett, MO; a great-grandchild, Dailynn Strickland of Kennett, MO. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Bearden. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Moss Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce/Bearden. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net

Mabel Joyce Benson
Mabel Joyce Benson, 82, of Hampton died Sunday, May 25, 2014 at St. John's Place in Fordyce. She was born April 6, 1932 in Hampton, Arkansas. She was a member of Camp Ground Presbyterian Church in Hampton. She is preceded in death by her parents, William Collie Benson and Bessie Gardner Benson; daughter, Nancy Manes; two brothers, Pete Benson and Dub Benson; and one sister, Maxine Reddin. She is survived by one sister, Janice Leach of Hampton, and one grandson, D. J. Manes of Hampton. Visitation will be Wednesday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday at Camp Ground Presbyterian Church with Rev. Garland Skidmore officiating. Burial at Means Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce/Hampton. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net 

Merl Crowder                                                                      
Merl Crowder, 92 of Carthage, died Sunday, May 25, 2014 in Fordyce. He was born March 14, 1922 in Ivy, Arkansas to the late James A. and Altha Riggan Crowder. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Gladys GertrudeCrowder and his son Michael CrowderHe is survived by three daughters, Sandra Morris and husband Don of Carthage, Kathy Hendrix of Carthage, and Debra Overton of Lonoke; one brother Delton Crowder of Warren; seven grandchildren Shane Morris of Bryant, Heather Morris of Chicago, Illinois, Michael Hendrix of Carthage, Jeremy Hendrix of Jacksonville, Brandi Sparks of Glen Rose, Russell "Rusty" Overton of Lonoke, and Robyn Crews of North Little Rock; and 15 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6PM until 8PM at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 10 AM Wednesday at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church near Carthage. Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net

Lela Lavern Gavin                                                                             
Lela Lavern Gavin, 87, passed away May 26, 2014 at the Ouachita County Medical Center. Mrs. Gavin was a member of the Cullendale First Baptist Church. Mrs. Gavin was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Gavin; a son, Eddie Gavin; her parents, Rev. Jack Sr. and Maude Jordan; and a brother, Rev. Adrian Jordan. Mrs. Gavin is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Gavin of Camden, AR; two grandchildren, Janet Bradfield and her husband, Michael of El Dorado, AR and John G. Littrell of Camden, AR; three grandchildren, Chase Skeens, Haley Skeens and Eutopia Bradfield, all of El Dorado, AR; five brothers, Bob Jordan and his wife, Pat of Memphis, TN, Alvin Jordan and his wife, Marie, Danny Ray Jordan and his wife, Glenda, Jack Jordan, Jr. and his wife, Jane and Rev. Gary Jordan and his wife, Frances; and two sisters, Jewel Hargis and Shelby Willliams, all of Monticello, 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 a.m. Thursday at Proctor Funeral Home with Clay Doss officiating followed by interment at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff of Senior Care at Ouachita County Medical Center as well as the staff of Silver Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Frances M. Williams                                                                                                             
Frances M. Williams, 83, of Camden went to be with the Lord Monday at Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. She was born July 10, 1930 to the late Edward Eup Clements and Estelle Marie Reaves Simmons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll R. Williams; brother, Tony Edward Clements; and her parents.She is survived by her son, Dennis R. Williams of Plano, TX; daughter, Janice Melton (William) of Camden; grandson, Rob Melton (Crystal) and granddaughter, Kim Martin (Chad) all of Camden; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Melton, Landon Morgan, and Presley Martin all of Camden; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Thursday at Sylvan Hills Baptist Church with Bro. Carl Hart and Bro. David Dillard officiating. Interment will follow in Salem Cemetery at Bearden. Memorials may be made to Sylvan Hills Baptist Church Building Fund. Visitation will be at Proctor Funeral Home 6-8 PM Wednesday. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Wyck Young Martindill                                                                
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yck Young Martindill, 62, of Pine Bluff, AR passed away on May 23, 2014 in Little Rock, AR. He was born in El Dorado, AR to the late Herman and Geraldine Windham Martindill on December 11, 1951. Wyck was a Marine, a lifetime member of the NRA, Gun Smith, HAM Radio Operator, Master Electrician, former Deputy Sheriff at Ouachita County Sheriffs Office. He was currently employed at ITW Shippers Products in Sheridan, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Mark Dean Martindill. He is survived by his wife, Debra Dunn Martindill of Pine Bluff, AR; and stepsons, Brandon Howard, Denton Howard and Keaton Howard. Funeral services will be 2:30 PM Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Pam Brulé officiating. Entombment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Garden in El Dorado, AR. Visitation will be 1:30-2:30 PM before the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice Foundation, 14 Parkstone Cir. North Little Rock, AR 722116. (501) 748-3333. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

George Earl Pate                                                                                                            
George Earl Pate, 76 of Bearden died Saturday at Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. Mr. Pate was born May 1, 1938 to the late Earl Thomas and Imola Louise Southerland Pate. He was retired from International Paper Company and is preceded in death by his wife, Obie Ellen Pate, brother,  J. W. Pate, sister, Pearl Womble and his parents.  Mr. Pate is survived by his  brother, Mitchell Pate and wife, Carolyn of Bearden, AR; sisters, Pecola Copeland and husband, Howard of Waldo, AR, Doris Patterson and husband, Doyle of Bearden, AR and Jo Ann Harris and husband, John Lynn of Stephens, AR; Life partner, Janet Kyle of Eagle Mills, brother-in-law, Paul Womble and numerous nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be at Proctor Funeral Home Monday from 6 until 8 PM  Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Eagle Mills Baptist Church with Chris Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in Salem Cemetery at Bearden. Memorials may be made to Eagle Mills Baptist Church.

Elizabeth "Libbi" Ann Richardson Culpepper                                                   
 
Elizabeth "Libbi" Ann Richardson Culpepper, 69, of Fordyce died Thursday May 22, 2014 at Greenhouse Cottages of Southern Hills in Rison. Born June 13, 1944 at Indianola, MS, she was a daughter of the late Rev. H.O. Richardson and Sarah Holland Richardson. Raised as a minister's daughter, and later as a minister's wife, her love of music was fostered and grew throughout her life and marriage. As a wonderful cook, her ministry included the making of communion bread in all the churches she and her husband, Jay, served. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Jay Glynn Culpepper, Sr., and a brother, Bill Richardson. She is survived by a step-son, Jay Glynn Culpepper, Jr. of Moataca , VA; four daughters, Leslie Johnson Brown of Harrison, AR, Melissa Johnson Chu of Harrison, AR, Mynde Culpepper Emerson of Fordyce, Candi Culpepper Finley of Fordyce; brother Buddy Richardson of Texarkana, TX; sister Kay Herrin of Pine Bluff; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Center Grove Methodist Church in Sheridan. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fordyce First United Methodist Church Children's Day Out Preschool. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net

Roy A. Baker                                                                                                                          
Roy A. Baker age 83 of Crossett, AR died Wednesday, May 21st at the Gardner Nursing Home in Star City, AR. He was born December 9th 1930 in Sumpter, AR a son of the late Carlton Baker and Erdie Stuard Baker. He was a life long equipment operator, a Free and Accepted Mason with the distinction of 32nd Degree a United States Air force Veteran serving in Korea. He was a member of Martins Chapel United Methodist Church and he also loved to garden and hunt. Also preceding him in death was his wife whom he married April of 1954 Jo Ann Outlaw Baker and she died October 4th, 2006, a half brother Cecil Baker and a sister Waldean Hayes preceded him in death. He is survived by a son Jimmy Baker and spouse Rickie, Crossett, AR. A grandson Corey Baker and spouse Sydney, Crossett, AR. Funeral services 10:00AM Saturday, May 24th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Outlaw Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Friday May 23rd at Frazer’s Funeral Home.

Donald Stephen Carroll                                                                                                     
Donald Stephen Carroll, age 71 of Irving, TX passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Baylor Medical Center in Irving, TX. He was born August 10, 1942 in Camden, AR to Grady and Willie Jenkins Carroll. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Willie Jenkins Carroll; wife, Mildred Carroll; and son, Greg Carroll. He is survived by his daughter, Sharron Carroll; grandson, Donnie Ray Carroll; and granddaughter, Kristan Rose Carroll all of Irving, TX; sisters, Carolyn Hyden of N. Richland Hills, TX and Kim Meeks of Bryant, AR; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Bethesda Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday at the funeral Home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

George Wilson, Jr.                                                                                                            
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eorge Wilson, Jr., age 74, of El Dorado, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at John R. Williamson Hospice. He was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Allean Wilson. He is survived by his sister, Gloria Jean Barner of Camden; nephews, Phillip Hogue of Camden, Billy Cross of El Dorado, Kenneth Cross and Paul Cross both of Shreveport, LA; nieces, Phyllis Spicer of Camden and Shelli Christine Cross of El Dorado; great-nephews, Robert Cross and Billy DeWayne Cross both of El Dorado, Jacob Hogue and Joshua Hogue both of Camden; great-nieces, Morgan Cross of Magnolia, Holly Cross of El Dorado, Brittney Jones of Fort Worth, TX and April Garrett of Camden; and a host of family and friends. Graveside service will be 10:00AM Friday at Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. Lewis Langley will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Thursday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John Edgar King                                                                           Mr. John Edgar King, 80 years old of San Francisco, CA formally of Camden, AR passed away on Wednesday May 7, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. Mr. John King was preceded in death by his parents Dave and Mary King. Mr. John Edgar King leaves to cherish his loving memories to his daughters Phyllis Brown of Camden, AR and Charlene McCoy of San Francisco, CA; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday May 24, 2014 at Rising Star MBC with Rev. Earnest King officiating. Interment will be held in Mt. Willie Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday May 23, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

James H Grice, Sr.                                                             James H. Grice, Sr. 91, of Kingsland died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. He was born April 20, 1923 in Cleveland County, Arkansas. He was a retired foreman for International Paper Company. Mr.Grice was a faithful charter member and deacon of Kingsland Missionary Baptist Church and he was a mason. He is preceded in death by his parents, O.V. Grice and Mary Anna Rodgers Grice; wife, Sarah Lavern Mosley Grice; two brothers, Morris Grice and Robert Grice; and one sister, Elsie Burks. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Hubert, Jr and Diane Grice of Kingsland, Randall and Linnie Grice of Kingsland; one brother, VirgilGrice of Watson Chapel; one sister, Kathleen Vought of Bryant; five grandchildren, Tammy (Mark) Clampet of Bismark, Mia (David) Bryant of Rogers, Randy (Donna)Grice of Zachary, LA, Jamey (Leslie) Grice of Kingsland, Robb Grice of Kingsland; eleven great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Kingsland Missionary Baptist Church. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Hugh Nutt and Dallas County Medical Center for their special care. Visitation will be Wednesday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday at Benton Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Bolin officiating. Burial at Graves Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net 

Gerald Wayne McMahan                                                                 Gerald Wayne McMahan, age 67, of Locust Bayou was born October 30, 1946 and died May 19, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, JoAnn Ricker McMahan of Locust Bayou; daughter, Christi Pipkin of Locust Bayou; son, Tomy McMahan of Bogalusa, LA; grandchildren, Andrew McMahan, Michael McMahan (Joanna); Andrea Pipkin, Chase McMahan, and Mason McMahan; great-grandchild, Zayne Nichols; brother, Gene McMahan (Louise); and sister, Janice Priddy. He is preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Lucille McMahan; and son-in-law, Bruce Pipkin. He was an Army Veteran and a member of the DAV and NRA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Lakeside Cemetery. Buford Rash and Jackie Billingsley will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 320 Executive Court, Suite 104, Little Rock, AR 72205.

Ophelia Torrence                                                                                                                    
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s. Ophelia Torrence, 87 of Camden, AR passed away on Thursday May 15, 2014 at Ouachita County Medical Center. Ms. Ophelia Torrence leaves to cherish her loving memories to her children Teresia Epps of Atlanta, GA, Alma Joe Needom and Bruce Hamilton both of Camden, AR and Frederick Hamilton of Dallas, TX. seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday May 23, 2014 at St. James AME with Rev. Arthur Briggs officiating. Interment will be held in Eternal Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday May 22, 2014 from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Marvin Baker                                                                                                                 
Marvin Baker, 65, of Camden, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at his home in Camden. Mr. Baker was born December 5, 1948 in Malvern, the son of C. W. and Ethel L. Lester Baker. He was an automobile mechanic, a simple man who loved nature, loved his dogs, and was a big joker. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Kathryn Hill; and a nephew, David Fellows. Survivors include his sister, Margaret Rick and brother, Pete Baker both of Camden; niece, Kathryn Castle and husband, Adam of Hot Springs; great nephews, Cody and Caleb Castle of Hot Springs; and half-sisters, Patti Overton of Malvern, and Jennifer Simpson of Hermitage; and a host of family and friends. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements.

Teresa Martines                                                                                                                  
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eresa Martinez age 18, of Hermitage, AR died Sunday, May 18th at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. She was born July 16th, 1995 in Little Rock a daughter of Alex and Enedina Martinez. She was a Jr. member of the Hermitage School and a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Warren. Surviving other than her mother and father is a brother Sergio Martinez of Chalote, NC and a sister Maria Martinez, Hermitage, AR. Graveside services 2:00pm Saturday, May 24th at Calvary Cemetery in Johnsville by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation and funeral mass will be Thursday, May 22 at St. Lukes Church with Mass starting at 6 pm Thursday May 22nd.

Justin Lehman McFarland                                                                                                
Justin Lehman McFarland age 28, of Camden, AR, passed from this life on May 16, 2014, after a tragic accident. He was born November 1, 1985 in New Orleans, LA a son of Gale Allen McFarland, Camden, AR and Janice Marie Jackson McFarland, Jupiter, FL.  In July 1988, he moved with his parents to Camden, Arkansas where his father established the Camden Urology Clinic as a solo practitioner and his mother became a nursing instructor after earning her advance practical nursing degree. Justin was a May, 2004 Graduate of Camden-Fairview High School and member of First Presbyterian Church of Camden. He attended film and multi-media classes at SAU-Tech in Camden, but left to join the U. S. Army in 2005. Justin went through infantry basic training and AIT at Fort Benning, GA, and was immediately deployed on a combat mission with the 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum, New York, to Afghanistan. Specialist Justin McFarland was a mortar man in Afghanistan, serving at various outposts, including the Korangal Valley, where he saw active combat. After a 18 month deployment, he was assigned to his home base at Fort Drum, N.Y. Justin was honorably discharged in October 2008. He attended college at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and El Centro College in Dallas, Texas, where he was pursuing a career in forensics. Justin was an avid sports fan, especially when cheering on the New Orleans Saints. He also enjoyed hunting, working out and reading crime stories. Justin would want to be remembered for being a good soldier-a U. S. Army infantryman who served his country in combat. He made his mom, dad and brothers very proud of him. His final statement would be, “I want only the best for my family in the future”. Justin is survived in addition to his parents by his stepmother Wendy Andrews McFarland, Camden, AR and 4 brothers Steven McFarland, Jupiter, Fl,  Wesley McFarland, Travis McFarland and Jack McFarland all of Camden, AR. Funeral services 2:00pm Wednesday, May 21, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial with Military Honors in McFarland Cemetery at Banks by Frazer’s Funeral Home of Warren. Visitation 6:00pm to 9:00pm Tuesday, May 20, at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred McFarland Cemetery, c/o Ginger Ricks, 125 Bradley 377, Banks, AR.  71631 Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com.

Troy Alexander Womack
Troy Alexander Womack was called to heaven Saturday, May 17, 2014.  He was born March 2, 1935 to Andrew Jackson and Thelma Lee Lawrence Womack.  Troy was a lifetime resident of southern Arkansas.  He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, C. N. “Dub” Womack, J. A. “Dooley” Womack, and his twin brother Loy Augustus; three sisters, Edith Bane, Kaletabelle Simpson, and Polly Burson; and a grandson, Zachary Dee May.  Mr. Womack is survived by Clara Ellen Partridge Womack; his children, Mr. And Mrs. Terry Womack of Oxford, AL, Rev. and Mrs. Alan Womack of El Dorado, AR (pastor of the First Assembly of God) and Karen May and her husband, Jeff of Camden, AR.  Also remembering Troy’s passing are his grandchildren, Mr. Nickalos Alexander May of Camden, AR, Mr. And Mrs. Troy Alan Womack of Dallas TX, Miss Holly Womack of Birmingham, AL and Miss Jade Womack of El Dorado, AR; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, four sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, and a heartfelt son, Tony Luna.   A memorial service for Mr. Womack will be held 2:00 May 20, 2014 at the Tulip Methodist Church in Tulip, AR.  The family will visit with friends from 1:30 to 2:00 Tuesday.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tulip Cemetery Fund or the Fairview United Methodist Church.

Marjorie Cole Deal                                                                                                          
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arjorie Cole Deal age 85, of Warren, AR passed away Saturday, May 17th in Warren. She was born on October 4th, 1928 in Electric Mills, MS a daughter of the late John Conway Cole and Eloise Wilson Cole. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Warren, AR where she taught Sunday School for over 30 years and was a retired bookkeeper working for C.A. Milton, Glynn Lyon Pontiac and Buick Auto Sales and Blankinship Motor Company. She was a lifetime member of the Junior Auxiliary. She was also preceded in death by two sons, John Deal and Jessie Deal, a brother John C. Cole and a sister Dorothy Dolle. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ralph Conrad Deal whom she married August 9th,1951 in Monticello, AR, two daughters Dana Denton and spouse Curt and Denise Cuthbertson and spouse Robert both of Warren, AR.  One son Mark Conrad Deal of Pine Bluff, AR. One sister Frances Campbell, Brandon, MS.  5 grandchildren, Chase C. Denton (Ginger) of Alexander, AR, John C. Denton (Dana), Leesburg, GA,  Lindsey C. Watson of Warren, AR, Dennen Cuthbertson of Jonesboro, AR and Katie Cuthbertson of Little Rock, AR.  6 great-grandchildren Cole Denton, Alexander, AR,  Baylor and Presleigh Watson, Warren, AR Lydia Denton, Leesburg, GA, Tessa and Marley Nix, Alexander, AR.  A host of nieces and nephews.    Graveside services 2:00pm Monday, May 19th at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Gregg Stanley officiating.  Burial in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.  Visitation 12:30pm till service time Monday May 19th at Frazer’s Funeral Home.  Memorials preferred The First Baptist Church or the Bradley County Veteran Museum.

Wesley Walter Moellenberndt
Wesley Walter Moellenberndt age 64, of Warren, AR died Friday, May 16th  in Warren, AR.  He was born May 4th, 1950 in Greenville, Miss a son of the late Harry Moellenberndt and Vida Mae Eaton Moellenberndt.  He worked all his life in farming and odd jobs around the town.  He attended First Baptist Church and Christian Fellowship Church in Warren and was a friend to many in Warren. Also preceding him in death was a brother Harry William Moellenberndt.  Surviving is a brother David Moellenberndt and spouse Karen, Warren, AR and a sister Pauline Bordeaux, Springfield, MO.  A special niece Jessica Vesecky and spouse Karl, Little Rock, AR. Also several nephews and nieces. Funeral services 4:30 pm Tuesday, May 20th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Parker-Prospect Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.  Visitation 6pm till 8pm Monday, May 19th at Frazer’s.

Calvin C. Sparks
Calvin C. Sparks, 86, of Sparkman died Saturday, May 17, 2014 at his home. He was born June 12, 1927 in Thornton, Arkansas. He was a retired machinist. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dave Sparks and Ader Underwood Sparks; wife, Bessie Russell Justice Sparks; five brothers and four sisters. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Arlis and Bobbie Justice of Harmony Grove; one daughter and son-in-law, Doris and John Tye of Anna, TX; and several grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce with Rev. Ken Key officiating. Burial will follow at Sparkman Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Charles "Chuck" Allen Boyer                                                                                         
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harles "Chuck" Allen Boyer, 66, of Camden, died Tuesday May 13, 2014. Chuck was born in Denver, CO on September 15, 1947. He grew up in Aurora CO and graduated from Aurora Central High School and then attended Colorado State University. Later, he moved to Texas where he resided for 20 plus years before settling in Camden, AR. Chuck was a man with a special gift who reached many special children and made a positive influence in their lives. He will be remembered for his kindness, loving and caring ways especially toward those in need. Chuck had an impeccable memory to remember the fine details of something that occurred years ago like it happened yesterday. He is remembered for helping his children with schoolwork and making sure homework got done. He also loved the outdoors and fishing. Chuck was loved and cared for by many friends and will be greatly missed. Chuck is survived by former wife, Sue Boyer of Weatherford, TX; their daughters, Becky Boyer of Fort Worth, TX and Rachel Perry and son in law, Clay; two grandchildren, Will and Samantha of Nashville, NC; former wife, Kathy Madden of Huntsville AL; their son, Corey Madden and daughter in law, Dawn; and grandson Chase of Fort Rucker AL. A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday May 17, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home, Camden AR.

Kathryn C. Wright                                                                                
Kathryn Virginia Cross Wright joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ May 11, 2014, at age 94. The daughter of Lovic Cornelius Cross and Kate Mae Stott Cross, she was born October 27, 1919 in Ouachita County.Preceded in death by her son Donald Edward Wright and her husband Winfrey W. Wright. Always a loving Mother and friend as she devoted many hours to her children's band club, PTA, Cub Scout den mother and longtime member of the Fairview United Methodist Church. After finishing Camden High School, she married Winfrey July 2, 1939. In 1992, she retired from the Pine Bluff Commercial at age 73. Often displaying her sense of humor, she entertained us with stories of her childhood in rural Arkansas and using her own brand of life advice, sometimes embarrassing her grandchildren. She has left us with priceless memories and will be missed by all. Survived by her son Lawrence W. Wright, Arlington, TX, daughter Suzanne Stumbaugh, Little Rock, grandchildren Laura Wright, Mesquite, TX, Stephanie Trebbe, Springfield, MO, Rhonda Givens, Little Rock, and Donald Festavan, Shreveport, LA. Great grandchildren Rosie, Blake and McKenzie, nieces Doris Bennett, Pat Graves and Hope Nolan, nephews Tom Wright, Jim Wright, David Polinger and Chris Cross. Several great-nieces and nephews. Chapel services will be held at Proctor Funeral Home of Camden, 1:30 Saturday May 17th, burial follows at the Two Bayou Cemetery. If you wish, donations can be made to the Two Bayou Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 548 Sharp Street, Camden, AR 71701. Family and friends will gather after the burial at Allen's Antiques and Ambrosia, 107 Washington Street SE, Camden.

Bro. Jeremiah Russ Anderson                                                                                                  
Bro. Jeremiah Russ Anderson, 37 years old of Camden, AR passed away on Monday May 5, 2014. Bro. Jeremiah Anderson leaves to cherish his loving memories to his parents Kenneth Wayne & Debra Lynn Anderson both of Camden; children Khalil Anderson, Kingston Anderson, and Karendi Anderson all of Conway, AR; brothers Kenneth Anderson JR and Williams Anderson both of Conway, AR; sister Iriyah Renix of Conway; special friend Rhonda Anderson.  Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May 14, 2014 at Pilgrim Rest MBC with Moderator Wendell F. Colen officiating. Interment will be held in Patton Cemetery.

Mattie Lou Mann Cone
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Lou Mann Cone of Fordyce died Monday, May 13, 2014 at the age of 92. She was born December 28, 1921 in Pine Grove, Arkansas to the late Walter Raney Mann and Ella Barnes Mann. Mattie first moved to the Dallas County seat of Fordyce in 1941 and began working in the Clerk of Court's office as clerk and secretary then at the Ration Board through 1943. Residing for a time in Thornton, she continued working in office management or bookkeeping for various local companies before joining Phelps Dodge Communications Company where she retired in 1983. She was a long time member and devoted president for many years leading the local chapter of the national Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Among many hobbies was traveling with family and friends, watching and recording statistics for basketball as well as football. She loved tending her flowerbeds and playing games like Rumykube, Rook, or dominos. In her youth Mattie played piano at revivals as her brothers sang and later for family gatherings. Mattie is survived by her nieces Patsy Johnson of Sherwood, Arkansas and Barbara Bridges of Jena, Louisiana; grand-nieces and nephews Elsie Meaux and Vicky Branton of Lafayette, Louisiana; Jill Drake of Star City and Gary Langley of Harmony Grove; Larry Johnson of Maumelle and Bobby Johnson of Sherwood and Steven Johnson of Dallas, Texas and Nita Deville of Benton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Bill Cone; siblings Earl, Fred, and Vyrah Mann and Ada Kirkland; and nieces Nancy Hodnett and Earlene Branton. The family would like to express deep gratitude to Hilda & John Smith for their years of tireless friendship and support. Special thanks to Eleanor and Bobbie Watkins as well as the sisterhood of Beta Sigma Phi, the congregations of First Baptist Church of Fordyce and the staff at St. John's Place. Visitation will be Thursday, May 15 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce and Friday from 9:00 am until services at 11:00 am. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Reverends Rusty Ross and Larry Johnson will conduct the services. Memorial gifts can be made to the Dallas County Museum in Fordyce where several family heirlooms have already been enshrined.

Frank Eddie Wisinger
Frank Eddie Wisinger, 60 of Hampton died Tuesday May 13, 2014 at his home. Born February 26, 1954 at Camden, he was a son of the late William Franklin Wisinger and Billie Wiggins Ritchie. He was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte Diane Lea. He is survived by his wife, Patty Wisinger of Hampton; two daughters, Amanda Jones of Hampton and Tiffany Wisinger of California; a brother, Leslie Wisinger of New Orleans, LA; a sister, Cindy McCarty (John) of Mt. Vernon, AR; two grandchildren, Dakota Jones of Tyler, TX and Sarah Wisinger of California, and a host of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Friday at Woodberry Baptist Church with Bro. Billy Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Pickett Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Hampton. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Betty Stratton Breazeale
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Stratton Breazeale, 58 of Hampton, died Monday, May 12, 2014. She was born May 28, 1955 to the late V.C Stringfellow, Jr. and Ruth Hodnett Stringfellow. She was preceded in death by her son David Vander "Van" Stratton and sister Vicky Diane Stringfellow. She is survived by her husband Wayne Breazeale of Hampton; two sons, Steven Wayne Breazeale and wife Dawn of Panama City Beach, Florida and Carlton Anthony Breazeale of Hampton; daughter Kelli Regenia Breazeale and husband Jason of Parker's Chapel; two brothers Dale Roland Stringfellow and wife Pat of El Dorado and Rodney Allen Stringfellow and wife Pat of Hampton; sister Sandra Key Freeman and husband George of Hot Springs Village; and seven grandchildren; Taylor Shane Newman, Jason Lane Gilbert, Shelbi Abbigail Breazeale, Ryder Drake Breazeale, Leland DeWitt McDaniel, Laken Braelyn McDaniel, and John-Garrett Anthony Breazeale. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6PM until 8 PM at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton. Funeral services will be 2PM Thursday at Antioch Baptist Church of Hampton with burial following at Pickett Cemetery. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Hampton. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net .

Benny Ray Smith
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Ray Smith, 76, of Leola died Monday May 12, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center due to complications from lung surgery. Born June 1, 1937 at Manila, AR, he was a son of the late Rev. John Lem Smith and Edith McCann Smith. Ben was a graduate of Princeton High School and received a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arkansas. Most of his career was spent with International Paper Co. He was a devoted member of Leola Missionary Baptist Church where he had taught the Men's Sunday School Class and Baptist Training Course for a period of time. 
He was president of the Leola Cemetery Association, board member of the Princeton Cemetery, member of the Dallas County Cattleman's Association and the NRA. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Rev. Lowry Smith and Rev. Searcy Smith. He is survived by his wife Ruby Smith whom he married March 30, 1990. Also surviving is his son Jason (Sherry) of Princeton and step-children that he loved as his own, Terri Davis (Steve) of Leola, Todd Riggan (Angie) of Sheridan, Traci Lindsey (Ray) of Magnolia; grandchildren surviving are Brenna Smith, Justen and Drue Davis, Erin and Emilee Riggan, Evan and Meghan Lindsey; sister Marene Sue Fuller (Charles) of Rockwall, TX; sisters-in-law Nora Smith Conway of Hope, Sue Carolyn Smith of Warren. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews and a large host of friends. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Martin and Rev. Richard Sullivant officiating. Burial will follow at Princeton Cemetery. Pallbearers are J.L Smith, Blake Pierce, Scotty Pierce, Justen Davis, Drue Davis, Johnny Smith and Evan Lindsey. Honorary pallbearers are Luther Carter, Paul Orr, Dr. Hugh Nutt, Charles Treadwell. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.


Ethel Marceline "Marcie" Robertson

Ethel Marceline “Marcie” Robertson, 86, of Camden, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Marcie was born in Camden, AR, on November 30, 1927. She was retired from Lockheed Martin.   She was preceded in death by her husband, James William “J. W.” Robertson, Sr.; son, James William “Billy” Robertson, Jr.; parents, Opal and Nathan Kemp; grandparents, Sid and Ethel Woods; and two sisters, Jackie Nuttall and Betty Perdue.  She is survived by two daughters, Shelia Walker and Sherry Robertson both of Camden; two grandchildren, Sherry Walker Edwards of Conway, AR and Tommy Walker of Hampton Roads, VA; four great grandchildren, and two adopted daughters, B.J. and Charlene. There will be a private service at the family’s home. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements.

 Frances Elizabeth Blust Sligh
Frances Elizabeth Blust Sligh, age 100, of Sheridan, AR. died Thursday May 8, at her home. Born January 24, 1914 in Warren, AR. she was a daughter of the late Henry William Pierson and Velma Jane St. John Pierson, a homemaker and member of First Presbyterian Church of Warren. She was the widow of Robert George Blust who died July 9, 1962 and William Albert Sligh who died September 10, 2002. Also preceding her in death was a son Arthur H. Loeschner, a grandchild Victoria Lynn Bond and sisters Effie Pierson Becker and Pearl Pierson Lawson. Surviving is 1 grandchild Karen Seibert of Spencer, IN. Graveside services are 2:00 p.m. Monday May 12, at Oakland Cemetery in Warren, AR. by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 1:00 p.m. Monday May 12, until service time at Frazer’s.

Cindy Lawrence
Cindy Lawrence, age 52, of Tulip, AR went to be with the Lord, Thursday, May 8, 2014. She lost her battle with cancer at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born May 7, 1962 in Elyria, Ohio the daughter of Opal and Herbert Godsey and Donald Brock.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Opal Godsey and Herbert Godsey and Donald Brock; brother, Elvin Bradley Godsey; and sister, Nina Doneita Hyder. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, William Lawrence of Tulip, AR; two daughters, Melina Lawrence of Carthage,AR, Theresa Mosby and husband, Frederick Mosby, Jr of Redfield, AR; two sons, Buggie Lawrence and wife Dakota Lawrence of Bismarck, AR, Bradley Lawrence of Brush Creek, AR; two brothers, Garland Godsey, and Scottie Godsey and wife Cindy Godsey all of Crossville, TN; two sisters, Betty Kilby and husband Terry Kilby and Melina Ray and husband George Ray all of Crossville, TN; eight grandchildren, Kylee Lawrence, Brian Lawrence, Dominique Mosby, Autumn Lawrence, Christian Lawrence, Caleb Lawrence, Faith Mosby, and Browning Lawrence. Visitation will be 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce, AR. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Monday, May 12, 2014 at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce with Rev. Rick Bolin officiating. Burial will follow at Tulip Cemetery in Tulip, AR. Pallbearers are Ronnie Heath McDaniel, James Fitzhugh, George "Dutch" Godsey, James "Jody" McCann, Nathan Ray, and Ronnie McDaniel. Honorary pallbearers are Thomas "T.J." Garrett, Troy "PJim" Ray, and Danny Godsey. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Judy Ann Franks Deboard
Judy Ann Franks Deboard, 71 of Fordyce, died Thursday, May 8, 2014. She was born January 30, 1943 in Defiance, Ohio. She is survived by her husband, William Paul Deboard, Sr. of Fordyce; two sons, William Paul Deboard, II and Jimmy Rassman; two daughters, Angie Rassman and Jeanna Rassman; and three grandchildren, Britteny Deboard, Christina Deboard, and Zackery Deboard. Graveside services will be 10AM Monday at Stoney Point Cemetery near Fordyce. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net .

 

Hugh Miller
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Miller, 90, of Kingsland died Wednesday May 7, 2014 at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock. Born October 6, 1923 at Kingsland, he was a son of the late William Henry Miller and Nina Mitchell Miller. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and a retired ironworker. He was a Mason and a member of Kingsland Missionary Baptist Church where he also served as deacon. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Iva Maxine Sims Miller, brothers, George "Deacon" Miller and Sam Miller; sisters, Lena Hopkins and Elva Miller. He is survived by two daughters, Becky Brown (Mike) of Crosby, TX, Kay Aist (Mike) of Cabot; four grandchildren, Bryan (Dahlia) Brown of Houston, TX, Callie (Garrett) Ham of Bentonville, AR, Jason (fiancé - Katie) Aist of Fayetteville, AR, Brandon (Jordan) Aist of Enid, OK; three great-grandchildren, Amos Brown of Houston, TX, Kaylin Ham of Bentonville, AR Trey Ham of Bentonville, AR. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Hebron United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Bolin and Rev. Tony Atkins officiating. Burial will follow at Hebron Cemetery. Pallbearers are Sammy Miller, Elbert Miller, Bobby Miller, David Miller, Roy Garlington, Billy Garlington, Ronald Mitchell, Donald Mitchell. Honorary Pallbearers are Roland Sims, Arling Sims, Harold Sims, Donald Sims, Ray Sims, Mike Sims, James Grice, James Langford, Dr. Kerry Pennington. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. Memorials may be made to Kingsland Missionary Baptist Church or Hebron Cemetery. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Bobby Ralph Hickerson
Bobby Ralph Hickerson, 76 of New Edinburg, died Wednesday in Fordyce. He was born August 29, 1937 in Wardell, Missouri to the late Theodore Gayle and Lela Mae Adams Hickerson. He was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor Faye Hickerson, daughter Judith Annette McQueen, sister Theodora Gail Wooten, and two grandchildren Jet and Whitney Danyale Tidwell. He is survived by four daughters Bobbie Faye (Eddie) Hickerson of Kingsland, Rebecca Lynn (David) Harville of Hampton, Doris Lee (Mike) Kee of New Edinburg, and Mary Ann (Eddie) Tidwell of Ivan; four brothers Dalton Hickerson of Dollarway, Harry Hickerson of Trucksville, Leon Hickerson of Deer Park, Texas, and Mikel David Hickerson of Tucker; 15 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. Visitation is Friday from 6PM until 8PM at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Services are 10AM Saturday at Benton Funeral Home with burial in McDonald Cemetery. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net .

Bonnie Sue Wicker Ledbetter Christmas
Bonnie Sue Wicker Ledbetter Christmas passed into the heavenly kingdom of God on May 7, 2014 at her home in Fordyce. Bonnie was born October 5, 1928 in Nashville, AR to Jessie and Clyde Wicker. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband and father of her children, Harry Sturgis Ledbetter and her second husband, Don C. Christmas, and daughter-in-law, Marilyn Corso Ledbetter. Bonnie is survived by her children; Harry W. (Skip) Ledbetter, Charles David Ledbetter (Sylvia) and Susie Ledbetter Matkin (Ronnie) all of Fordyce. She is also survived by six grandchildren; Chris Ledbetter (Joann) of Southaven, MS, Skip Ledbetter, Jr. of Memphis, TN, Justin Richie of North Little Rock, Brooklyn Tanner (Rich) of Newport, and Clara and Clark Matkin of Fordyce; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Walston of Little Rock and Betty Davis of Murfreesboro, AR and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins all of whom she dearly loved. She graduated from Nashville High School and attended Henderson State Teachers College (now HSU) where she met and fell in love with Harry Ledbetter. Bonnie was retired from 1st National Bank (now Regions Bank). She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Fordyce until her declining health left her unable to attend. She was a past member of the Sesame Club and Business and Professional Women's Club where she served as president and in various other capacities. She was an accomplished seamstress and wonderful cook and made hand written cookbooks for her three kids in 1989, which are cherished. She loved to cross-stitch and won several blue ribbons for her works of art. The family would like to extend sincere thanks to Arkansas Hospice, Tammy Owens and Tammy Poss, and to Charlotte Brinkley and Nina Clements for the loving care they provided. Visitation will be Sunday May 11, 2014 at Benton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday May 12, 2014 at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rusty Ross officiating. Nephews and grand-nephews will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 501 N. Main, Fordyce, AR 71742. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Ruth C. Pace
Ruth C. Pace, age 94 of Camden, AR was born October 01, 1919 in Tyro, KS and died May 6, 2014 at Ouachita County Medical Center after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Harris H. Pace, her parents Chester and Virginia Irving Cox; stepmother, Pearl L. Cox; brother, Obed Cox; and sister, Imogene “Bunch” Kounter.  She is survived by a sister, Ulys C. Martin of Cincinnati, OH; by her daughter, Martha Virginia Pace of Little Rock, her daughter, Ruth Ellen Lindsey (L.E.) of Camden; her grandson, John H. Lindsey (Megan) of Little Rock; and her great grandsons, Nathan and Evan Lindsey.  Ruth attended the University of Ark. at Monticello and lacked only one semester completing her college degree.  She taught music, worked as a substitute teacher and as a medical transcriptionist.  Ruth will be remembered for her wonderful chocolate pie, other baked goods, her beautiful sewing skills and her saxophone playing.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the Ouachita Co. Medical Auxiliary, PEO and the oldest member of the Camden Community Band.  Ruth loved reading, playing bridge, gardening and caring for her little dog Lucy. The family would like to express appreciation for the loving care provided by Neda Todd, Frances Cross, Joyce Malone, and Wendy Swain. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Friday May 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM with private burial before the service.  Proctor Funeral Home in Camden is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 313 Greening St., Camden, AR 71701, the Public Library of Camden and Ouachita County, 239 Garden Oaks Dr., Camden, AR  71701, and the Humane Society of Pulaski County, 14600 Colonel Glen Rd., Little Rock, AR  72210.

Mildred Jean Yancey
Mildred Jean Yancey passed away Monday, May 5, 2014.  She was born August 18, 1938, in Bearden, Ark. and was the daughter of the late Aubrey William and Willie Virginia Lindsey and the wife of the late Joel Benjamin Yancey, Jr. Jean was a devoted wife, caring sister and loving mother and grandmother.  She had a tremendous love for her family and for the Lord.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Columbia since 1979.  She was the owner of Belle Tournure, a ladies specialty clothing boutique for 28 years.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing with her grandchildren and cheering for the Gamecocks and the Razorbacks.  Jean is survived by her son, Joel Scott Yancey (Liz) of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Michelle Yancey Smith (Marc) Simpsonville, SC; her sister, Evelyn Loretta Weathersby (Ray) of Little Rock, Ark.; her brother, William Clyde Lindsey of Pasadena, Calif.; grandchildren, Caroline Elizabeth Yancey, Mary Margaret Yancey, Connor Yancey Smith and Joel Watkins Smith; and stepgrandchildren, Sarah Jane Hall and Norina Josephine Hall.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Columbia.  There will also be visitation services held Friday, May 9, 2014, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden, Ark.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Salem Cemetery in Bearden, Ark., with burial following in a family plot.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington DC 20077-7431 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.  Donations may also be made online

Frances Jene Crawford Stafford
Frances Jene Crawford Stafford, age 68, of Camden died Tuesday, May 6, 2014.  Jene was a Christian and a Baptist.  She retired from Camden Fairview School District with more than forty years of service.  Jene is preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, John Stafford; her father, Troy Crawford; her sister, Joan Turner and her brother, Troy (Buddy) Crawford.   She is survived by her mother, Frances Louise Crawford of Camden; sons, Kevin Stafford (Patti) of Branson, MO, and Randy Stafford (Carm) of Nashville, TN; a daughter, Anita Stafford of Camden; seven grandchildren, Kris Stafford (Staci) of Beeville, TX, Dustin Stafford (Ashley) of Camden, Garrett Stafford of Harlingen, TX, Sydney Love and Brooklyn Love of Memphis, TN, Addie Stafford and Sam Stafford of Nashville, TN; eight precious great-grandchildren; her sisters, Diane (Jimmy) Bass of Camden and Rose Mary (Harold) Carter of El Dorado, AR; many nieces and nephews, a sister-in-law, Sue Crawford (wife of Buddy) of Smackover, AR and a special friend, Judy (Danny) Foster of Camden. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. Thursday.  Services will be Friday, 10:00 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church with Bro. Carly Davis officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 707, Camden, AR 71711.

Alice Marie Lampkin
Alice Marie Wilson Lampkin, 73, of Camden, AR passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at her home.  She was born on October 12, 1940, in Waldron, Arkansas to B. Wilson and Dortha Altstatt Wilson.  She was a wonderful and caring person who put her family and friends first before herself. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and at one time a foster parent to many. She will always be loved and missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, B. and Dortha Wilson; sisters, Nellie Mae Merritt, Barbara Jean Lampkin, and Retha Faye Wyllie; and a great grandson, Cale Shambley. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Glenn Wayne Lampkin; two children, Glen Lampkin and Cathy Bradford; a brother, Herman Wilson and wife, Pam; and sister, Debbie Chandler and husband, Eddie; eleven grandchildren, Travis Bradford, Tosha Billingsley, Clint Lampkin, Shawn Lampkin, Sabrina Bradford, Jason Lampkin, Alyssa Bradford, Stephanie Dunn, Monica Miller, Heather Inman and Aleisha Erwin; nine great grandchildren, Austin Bradford, Jordan Jones, Elizabeth Billingsley, Kyle Billingsley, Hatley Kay Lampkin, Aliyah Shambley, Noah Miller, Trevor Dunn and Conner Dunn.  A memorial service will be at 10:00 AM Friday, May 9, 2014 at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Camden. Visitation will be from 6-8PM at Proctor Funeral Home Thursday, May 8, 2014.  Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements. 

Caroline Evans
Caroline Evans passed away Friday May 2, 2014 exactly four years and five months after her beloved husband of 60 years, Robert W. Evans (Bob).  She and Bob lived happily in Camden, Arkansas for 39 years.  They loved to play bridge with friends whenever and wherever they could.    Caroline was the Bridge “Master” and loved the challenge of the game and the strategy involved. As with the game of Bridge, she met every challenge head on and with confidence. Caroline was born two months premature on January 12, 1927 to William J. Hinchman and Clara Morey in East Orange, New Jersey.  Back then, the odds of survival for such a premature child was not favorable but Caroline made it and continued to thrive.  She was raised and attended schools in East Orange, New Jersey during the Depression and World War II. She visited New York City often and developed a penchant for big band music, collecting numerous records of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and other top notch singers. She also loved to play the piano, travel and attend Broadway theater productions.  She attended college at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  GO Badgers! This is where she met and married Robert Evans, a Wisconsin native, on December 20, 1949.  She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts, majoring in Spanish and minoring in Recreation.  She took a job teaching right out of college in Madison until her first child, Richard, was born on October 4, 1951.  Then, her husband’s job moved them to Englewood, Colorado where the rest of her children were born:  Sharon (January 7, 1955), Paul (September 23, 1956), and Beverly (September 18, 1958). Languages were a passion for her. She spoke Spanish fluently and also spoke Portuguese very well.  There were always pets in the house.  She loved cats and dogs and all other animals too. She loved being a Mom, helping her children with homework, and playing cards and board games with her family. She loved family vacation time and traveling to visit college friends near and far.  In 1967, the family moved to Herndon, Virginia.  As her children grew she began to substitute teach Spanish at local schools.   She eventually returned to teaching Spanish full time in the Warrenton, Virginia School System.  After teaching only a few years, her husband’s job transfer brought them to Camden, Arkansas in 1975. After Robert’s retirement they loved attending High School, Army Air Corps, and college reunions and Wisconsin Badger football bowl games. Also, after their youngest child went to school at the University of Arkansas they became rabid Razorback football fans and traveled to many Razorback football games, both home and bowl games.  Between the Badgers and the Razorbacks football teams they traveled great distances to support their teams. In addition, they were fortunate to travel to  Mexico and Canad for great adventures. Also, they went to the Panama Canal, Hawaii, Spain, and Portugal with their oldest daughter, fulfilling a life time travel dream of Caroline’s. This was just in time too, because shortly after, she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. In 2004, both Caroline and Bob suffered heart attacks on the same day and both underwent surgical heart procedures. Since her husband’s death in 2010, Caroline has lived comfortably at her home in Camden, being lovingly cared for by human angels - Billie Sumler, Kim Hanson, Brenda Thrower (deceased), and Mary McCree.  Not only did they meticulously care for her home and yard but they treated her as if she was their mother, more than meeting her every need and want. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and grandson, Gregory Allen.  Caroline is survived and lovingly remembered by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren - Richard and Susan Evans of Asheville, North Carolina and their 3 children, Charles & Kendra Evans of Lavonia, Michigan and their 2 children, Owen & Scarlette Evans of Cary, North Carolina and their 2 children, Elizabeth Evans now in Panama, Dave & Sharon Oster of Boise, Idaho and their child, Stephanie Oster of Seattle, Washington, Paul & Pat Evans of Stafford, Virginia and their 7 children, Paul & Heather Bouhouwzen of Fredricksburg, Virginia and their 6 children, Nathan & Tina Evans of Morgantown, West Virginia and their 3 children, Jeremy Evans of Stafford, Virginia, Matthew Evans of Stafford, Virginia, Sonya Daley and her 2 children of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Benjamin Gray and 1 child of Spotsylvania, Virginia  Aaron Gray of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Lee & Beverly Allen of Tulsa, Oklahoma  and their 2 children: Valerie Allen of Arcata, California, and Cindy Allen of Atlanta, Georgia. Funeral services will be held 5:00 pm Monday, May 5, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church with Erin Kaye officiating. In lieu of flowers, her family would like to request donations be made to Caroline’s and Bob’s beloved church – First Presbyterian Church of Camden, Arkansas.

John Allen McLemore
John Allen McLemore, 68, of Fordyce died Friday May 2, 2014 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born May 25, 1945 at Hamburg, he was a son of the late Richard Allen McLemore and Icy Francis Pahal McLemore. He was a supply room clerk at Georgia Pacific. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael McLemore. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Annette Jordan McLemore of Fordyce; sons Jeff (Julie) McLemore of Monroe, LA, Ben McLemore of Fordyce; brother, Charles (Elva) McLemore of Phoenix City, AL; grandchildren, Secret Liegh McLemore of Ruston, LA, Crystal Lee Wake of Shreveport, LA, Steven Allen McLemore of Norphlet, AR.The family will receive friends Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rodney Grice and Rev. Franklin Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Stoney Point Cemetery. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net

Ericka Clemons
Ericka Clemons, 41 of Locust Bayou, AR passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014.  She was born October 14, 1972 in Camden, AR to William and Ruth Proffitt.  She was a member of Locust Bayou Missionary Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her bother, William Richard Proffitt; grandparents, Mose and Mable Proffitt; and Walter and Mable Sharp. She is survived by her husband, Michael Robin Clemons; sons, Houston Ryan Clemons and Michael Tyler Clemons; sister, Angie Dees and husband, Dennis; and parents, William and Ruth Proffitt all of Locust Bayou, AR; nephews, Zach Rinehart and Dylan Dees of Locust Bayou, AR and Timmie Clemons of Bearden, AR; and Chad Belt of Harmony Grove, AR; and niece, Terra Belt of Harmony Grove, AR; mother-in-law, Faye Tippett of Bearden, AR; and sister-in-law, Cindy Belt and husband, Terry of Harmony Grove, AR. Funeral services for Ericka will be 2:00 PM Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Proctor Funeral Home with burial in Lakeside Cemetery.  Reverend Tony Rinehart will officiate the services.  Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Walter T. "Pete" Bowman
Walter T. "Pete" Bowman, 92, of Bearden died Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. He was born May 7, 1921 in Bearden, Arkansas. He was a retired telegraph operator for the Cotton Belt railroad. He was also a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Bearden. He is preceded in death by his parents, E.D. Bowman and Hattie Mae Huntley Bowman; wife, Vera Garrison Bowman; two brothers, Ed and Bill Bowman; four sisters, Mildred Womack, Marie Lansdale, Frances Symons, and Ailene Taluc; and son-in-law, Carlton Quarles. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Ellen Quarles of Bearden; one sister and brother-in-law, Ina and Wilton Hutcheson of Camden; two granddaughters and their husbands, Shannon and Cleo Beard of Bearden, Kristen and Russell Parramore of Rosepine, LA; four great grandchildren, Abby, Emma and Noah Beard all of Bearden, Cade Parramore of Rosepine, LA; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Bearden. Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Bearden with Rev. Andy Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce/Bearden. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

A. J. "John" Kordsmeier
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. J. "John" Kordsmeier, 74, of Hampton died Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Ouachita Nursing and Rehab in Camden, Arkansas. He was born October 28, 1939 in Morrilton, Arkansas. He was a retired purchasing agent for Highland Industrial Park in East Camden and he was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Fordyce. He is preceded in death by his parents, A. J. Kordsmeier Sr., Ruby Scott Kordsmeier; one sister, Virginia Knight. He is survived by his wife Phyllis Kordsmeier of Hampton; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Rhonda Kordsmeier of Camden; one daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Blake Wilkes of Fort Worth, TX; five grandchildren, Adam, Caitlin, Jonathan, Rachel, and Rebekah. Visitation will be 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday, January 27, 2014 at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Burial will follow at Camp Ground Cemetery in Hampton. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce/Hampton. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.