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“Gerry” Worthington

Gerald “Gerry” Tilman Worthington, age 71 of Nashville, Ark., went to be with his Eternal Father on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at his home in Nashville with his family by his side. His entire family had stayed beside him for the past two weeks making sure he was comfortable and reassuring him of their love. Gerry was born July 8, 1943 in Prescott, Ark., to the late John Tilman and Nancy Carolyn Gist Worthington.

Gerry received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Henderson State College, and was a member of Phi Lambda Chi. He also played football for 1 year in 1963 for the Arkansas Razorbacks, then from 1964 to 1966 he played for the Henderson Reddies. He had coached high school football for two years in Helena, Ark., before moving back to Nashville in 1970, starting Gerry’s Val-U-Mart and later U.S. Pawn.

He was very active in his community and loved being a part of it. He had served on the Nashville City Council, Nashville Fire Department, Nashville Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of the Bear Sate Bank Board. He was a longtime little league baseball coach, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. But most of all Gerry’s love was his God, and his family.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents; his first wife and mother of his children, Rebecca Ball Worthington; and a brother, Jim Worthington.

He leaves behind to cherish is everlasting memory, his wife of 20 years, Terri Lea Worthington; sons, Hayden and (Amy) Worthington, Jay and (Missy) Worthington; a step-son, Chad and (Erica) Staggs; a daughter, Mandy Worthington Connell and (David); a step-daughter; Chelsie Nolen; 10 grandchildren, and a large host of other friends and family.

Services were graveside Monday, June 29, 2015 at 10 a.m. in St. Paul Cemetery near Ozan, Ark., with Randy Hughes and John Ross officiating. The family will receive friends at Nashville Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Paragould Children’s Center, 5515 Walcutt Rd., Paragould, AR 72450, or to the charity of your choice.

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Marjorie Maxine Hines

Marjorie Maxine Hines, 89 of Bentonville, Ark., passed away, Monday, June 22, 2015 at her residence in Bentonville surrounded by her family.

She was born May 14t 1926 in Nashville, Ark., to Virgil F. and Alta Rhea Hooks McCauley.

Maxine married Benjamin Gee Hines on August 31, 1947 and worked faithfully in each community where he pastored. She was an educator in every sense of the word, not only working side by side with her husband in the United Methodist Church but also teaching Home Economics in the public schools in each of the towns where they served. She was part of the group who created “Challenged Children Curriculum” for the Little Rock School District.  She is credited with starting the Dorcas Ministry in eight United Methodist churches. She was on the Board of Directors for the Bentonville Women’s Shelter, instrumental in the development of the Women’s Shelter Thrift Store, a Stephen Minister, a member of the PEO Chapter Cl, a mentor for Havenwood families and was always active in the United Methodist Women’s Organization.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, the Reverend Doctor Benjamin Gee Hines; one son, David Gee Hines and wife, Susan of Edmond, Okla.; one daughter, Susan Kennedy and husband, Pat of Bentonville; four grandchildren, Ben Bogle and wife, Sarah of Sandestin, Fla., Erin Easley and husband, Jason of Gravette, Ark., Scott Hines of Oklahoma City, Okla., Megan Gaines and husband, Zac of Edmond, Okla.K; five great-grandchildren, Brittney Easley, Lukas Easley, Harper Gaines, Tatum Gaines, Annie  Gaines and many, many dear friends that were touched by Maxine’s beautiful life.

Memorials may be made to: Bentonville First United Methodist Church Dorcas Ministry, 201 Northwest 2nd Street, Bentonville, AR 72712; or the  Women’s Shelter, 1622 South 8th Street, Rogers, AR 72756; or to Havenwood, 808 North Main Street, Bentonville, AR 72712.

Visitation was from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services in Rogers.

Funeral Services were at 12 Noon, Friday, June 26, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Bentonville with the Rev. Dr. Kurt Boggan and the Rev. Rex Dickey officiating. Burial followed in the Bentonville Cemetery. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services of Rogers. Words of comfort may be shared at stockdalefuneral.com.

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Veronda G. Cox

HOPKINS, S.C. — Mrs. Veronda G. Cox, 63, of Hopkins, S.C., entered into rest on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Lexington Medical Center. Mrs. Cox was one of four children born in Pike City, Arkansas, to the late Marion and Laura Bailey.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Billy Ray Bailey and a granddaughter Tristan Shelton.

She is survived by her husband, Buddy Cox; a son, Travis McClure (Melanie); daughters, Cynthia McElrath (Brad) and Teresea Shelton (Brent); six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Charles Bailey (Ann); two sisters, Francis Edgin and Irene Slatton (Chris) and a host of other relatives and friends.

Family gatherings will be held at a later date and time to celebrate the life of Mrs. Veronda G. Cox. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Children’s Make a Wish Foundation 855-399-7415.

Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.thompsonsfuneral.com.

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Glenda B. Rice

Glenda B. Rice was called home on Thursday, June 18, 2015.  She has accepted a full time position tending the flower beds just inside Heaven’s Pearly Gates.

Born in Center Point, Ark., on June 25, 1947, the daughter of Glen O’ Neal Billings and Elva B. Mitchell (both deceased), Glenda was no stranger to hard work. Whether it was picking peaches or planting perennials, Glenda loved the feeling of the sun on her skin and the dirt in her hands.  She was a woman of uncommon courage, commitment, and faith.

Glenda was a rural letter carrier for the US Postal Service for 25 years and regularly enjoyed visiting with those on her route – whom she considered her extended family.  She was easily recognized on her route by the many “JUST SMILE!” stickers covering the bumper of her car.  Glenda was an active member of the Nashville community; she contributed time, money, and a million smiles to Howard County Farmers Market, the Red Dirt Master Gardeners Club, and several local churches.

Glenda loved to laugh. The movie “The Bucket List” took on a special meaning after her initial diagnosis of brain cancer. She was the most joyful of cancer patients.  She fought the illness each day with courage from a foundation of faith and her steadfast canine companion, Newbie.  She travelled with friends and family and continued tending her garden. Remarkably, after a lifetime of uneasiness around the water, she even learned how to swim! She did it all with a smile on her face and joy in her heart.

Glenda is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, Perry Earl Rice, and by her three daughters, Terry Lynn (Rice) Broach, Ginger Gayle (Rice) Blue, and Robyn Dana (Rice) Miller. She also leaves behind two dear brothers, Jim and Bud Billings, her step-mother Mary Jo Dildy Billings, and eight grandchildren — Tyler, Ace, Bailey, Keeley, Reagan, Kennedy, Madi, and Remington — whom she spoiled often. Devonda Furr and Bryan Billings are Glenda’s much loved niece and nephew. She was preceded in death by her brother, Douglas Devon Billings.

Memorial donations may be made to the Howard County Farmers’ Market, 107 South Main Street, Nashville, AR 71852, or to Howard County Foster Parent Association,2079 Hwy 371 West, Nashville, AR 71852.

Services were Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Cross Point Cowboy Church, Highway 371 west of Nashville with Jimmy Dale, and Don Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com.

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Olan Edward Bailey

Olan Edward Bailey, 68 of Murfreesboro, Ark., passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Hot Springs, Ark. He was born Aug. 26, 1946 in Pearcy, Ark., the son of the late Otis and Vena Jackson Bailey.

He was a member of the Delight Methodist Church, and was a logger for many years.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing with his kids and brothers, watching his grandsons play baseball, and watching his granddaughter barrel race. Olan was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and highly thought of by all family members.

He was preceded in death by parents and a brother, Carl Bailey.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Kay Bailey of Murfreesboro; a son, Scott Bailey and wife, Tracy of Murfreesboro; a daughter, Pam Crocker and husband, Robbie of Murfreesboro; four grandchildren, Natalie Jones and husband, Danny of Dierks; Ethan Crocker and wife, Cassady of Russellville; Adam Bailey and Alex Bailey, both of Murfreesboro; three brothers, Leroy Bailey of Kirby, Jimmy Bailey and wife, Wanda, of Murfreesboro, and Paul Bailey and wife, Virginia, of Nashville; and a number of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Delight Methodist Church, with Rev. Jim Henderson officiating, with burial to follow in Pike City Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.

Visitation was 1 p.m. until service time at the Delight Methodist Church.

You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com

Wilma Jean Pollock

Wilma Jean Pollock, age 85, of Murfreesboro, passed away on June 10, 2015. She was born on Oct. 26, 1929 in Texarkana, Texas.

She was the daughter of Roscoe and Odell Johnston of Murfreesboro. She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Norman Taylor, of Sesser, Ill., her second husband, John L. Pollock, of Murfreesboro; and her son, David Pollock of Murfreesboro.

She was employed at The Home Improvement Center of Southwest Arkansas in Nashville, and was a member of First Christian Church in Murfreesboro.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Lisa Taylor of De Kalb, Texas; her grandson and granddaughter-in-law, John and Alisha Pollock of Mount Ida, Ark.; one granddaughter, Gabrielle Taylor of De Kalb, Texas; two great-granddaughters, Allie and Averie Pollock of Mount Ida, Ark.; one sister, Effie Featherston of Murfreesboro; several cousins, nephews, nieces and a host of friends.

Memorial Services were held at First Christian Church in Murfreesboro on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Guest register at www.grossfuneralhome.com.

Dillard Ray Stegall

Dillard Ray Stegall, 89, of Lockesburg, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in De Queen.

He was born Nov. 18, 1925 in Fulton, Miss., the son of the late Lee and Peeble McFadden Stegall. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, was a mechanic and a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Box Stegall.

Survivors include: two sons, Larry Stegall and wife, Kathy, and Terry Stegall and wife, Elayne, all of Lockesburg; also grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015 in the Rock Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Jones and Rev. John Lindsey officiating. Burial followed in the Belleville Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Register on-line at wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Sylvester Chambers

Sylvester Chambers, 78, of Umpire, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

He was born Jan. 13, 1937, at Umpire, the son of the late Otis Chambers and Orphia Kersey Chambers.

He was a retired poultry farmer and tree planter, and was a member of the Athens Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include: three children, Connie Patterson, and husband, Roy, Sr., of De Queen, Diane Baker and husband, Freddie, Sr., of Vandervoort, and Melvin Chambers of De Queen; a brother, Jerry Chambers and his wife, Leda, of Umpire; three sisters, Twyla James of Charlotte, N.C., Jackie Linville of Umpire and Geneva Chambers of Dierks; also grandchildren.

A memorial service was at 10 a.m. Friday, June 19, 2015, in the Athens Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Scott Kitchens and Bro. John Henry Williams officiating.

Private interment was held in the Athens Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.

Jerry Guinn

Jerry Guinn, 74, of Delight, died June 19, 2015 in Texarkana.

He was born Nov. 14, 1940 in Graham, Texas, to the late Morris Guinn and Bessie Copeland Guinn.                  

Survivors include: his wife, Paula Guinn of Delight; children; Todd Guinn and wife, Marian of McKinney, Texas, Michelle Hamilton and husband, Hew of Greenville, Texas, Sonya Gracy and husband, Mike of Leonard, Texas, Michelle Martin and husband, Steve of Murfreesboro, and Mark Kizzia and wife, Jenny of New Boston, Texas; three sisters, Joan Kepple of Murfreesboro, Gloria Alewine, Pittsburg, Texas, and Barbara Prather of Mineola, Texas; also grandchildren.

Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro, with Roger Cox officiating. Burial followed in Ozan Cemetery in Bingen under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.

Visitation was Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. in the chapel at Murfreesboro.

Jay Hugh Thrower

Jay Hugh Thrower, 76, of Murfreesboro died Thursday, June 18 at a Hot Springs hospital.  Funeral arrangements are pending with Hicks Funeral Home, Inc., Hope.

Wilma Jean Pollock

Wilma Jean Pollock, age 85, of Murfreesboro, passed away on June 10, 2015. She was born on Oct. 26, 1929 in Texarkana, Texas.

She was the daughter of Roscoe and Odell Johnston of Murfreesboro. She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Norman Taylor, of Sesser, Ill., her second husband, John L. Pollock, of Murfreesboro; and her son, David Pollock of Murfreesboro.

She was employed at The Home Improvement Center of Southwest Arkansas in Nashville, and was a member of First Christian Church in Murfreesboro.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Lisa Taylor of Dekalb, Texas; her grandson and granddaughter-in-law, John and Alisha Pollock of Mount Ida, Ark.; one granddaughter, Gabrielle Taylor of Dekalb, Texas; two great-granddaughters, Allie and Averie Pollock of Mount Ida, Ark.; one sister, Effie Featherson of Murfreesboro; several cousins, nephews, nieces and a host of friends.

Memorial Services were held at First Christian Church in Murfreesboro on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Guest register at www.grossfuneralhome.com.

Dillard Ray Stegall

Dillard Ray Stegall, 89, of Lockesburg, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in De Queen.

He was born Nov. 18, 1925 in Fulton, Miss., the son of the late Lee and Peeble McFadden Stegall. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, was a mechanic and a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Box Stegall.

Survivors includer: two sons, Larry Stegall and wife, Kathy, and Terry Stegall and wife, Elayne, all of Lockesburg; also grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015 in the Rock Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Jones and Rev. John Lindsey officiating. Burial followed in the Belleville Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Register on-line at wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Sylvester Chambers

Sylvester Chambers, 78, of Umpire, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

He was born Jan. 13, 1937, at Umpire, the son of the late Otis Chambers and Orphia Kersey Chambers.

He was a retired poultry farmer and tree planter, and was a member of the Athens Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include: three children, Connie Patterson, and husband, Roy, Sr., of De Queen, Diane Baker and husband, Freddie, Sr., of Vandervoort, and Melvin Chambers of De Queen; a brother, Jerry Chambers and his wife, Leda, of Umpire; three sisters, Twyla James of Charlotte, N.C., Jackie Linville of Umpire and Geneva Chambers of Dierks; also grandchildren.

A memorial service was at 10 a.m. Friday, June 19, 2015, in the Athens Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Scott Kitchens and Bro. John Henry Williams officiating.

Private interment was held in the Athens Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.

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Billy E. Laird

Funeral services for Billy E. Laird, 71, of Ruston were at 10 a.m. Monday, June 15, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Ruston, La..

Coach Ed Colvin officiated the service and burial followed  in Pines Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Ruston, La. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at First Baptist Church in Ruston.

He was born on May 7, 1944 in Shreveport, and died June 11, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Louise Laird.

Survivors include: his wife of 49 years, Brenda Boyette Laird; a daughter, Kim Anderson and husband, Baron; a son, Brad Laird; a brother, Glenn Laird; a sister, Ann Morgan; and grandchildren.

After a football career which included Louisiana Tech University and the New England Patriots; he began a coaching career which included the University of Arkansas, New Mexico State, Tulane University, Northwestern State University and Louisiana Tech University. He and Brenda moved to Nashville, Ark., where he became Head Coach and Athletic Director. While in Nashville, he led the Scrappers to five State Championship games including the 1996 class AA State Title, finishing 15-0. His teams advanced to the state playoffs each season reaching the quarterfinals 11 times, semifinals 9 times and state championship games 5 times in only 12 seasons (1992-2003). He returned to Ruston to coach from 2004-2012. He continued as Athletic Director at Ruston High School from 2012 – present.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.

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John G. Jones

John G. Jones, 36, of Greenville, S.C. formerly of Murfreesboro, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Greenville, S.C. 

He was born on May 29, 1979 in Murfreesboro, the son of Billy Jones and Gloria Sweeden.

He was a US Army Veteran and worked for Verizon.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Preston and Elice Sweeden, and Harold and Sue Jones.

Survivors include: his father, Billy Jones and wife, Kaye of Nashville; his mother, Gloria Bagwell and husband, Jerry of Murfreesboro; a number of uncles, aunts, and good friends.

Memorial service will be on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Saline Church of Christ.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

A sympathy message may be sent to www.latimerfuneralhome.com.

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Parker Burton

Vera Rebecca Parker Burton, 50, of Dierks, died Monday, June 8, 2015.

She was born November 19, 1964 in Nashville, the daughter of Jeffie Mae Arnold Roth and the late Coy J. Parker.

Survivors include: a son, Jason Burton and wife, Crystal, of Arkadelphia; a daughter, Amanda Kay Burton of Umpire; her mother, Jeffie Mae Arnold Roth of Dierks; a brother, Davis Randall Parker of Little Rock; three sisters, Sonia Lynn Meredith of Haworth, Okla., Debra Ann Green of Dierks, and Tabitha Renee Muckelrath of Texarkana, Texas; also grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2015 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Dierks. Burial followed in the Dierks Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 11 at the funeral home.

Register online at wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Johnny Waymon Brasel

Johnny Waymon Brasel, 72, of Newhope, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at his home.

He was born Feb. 14, 1943 in Harrison, Ark., the son of the late Ben and Mable Hutchinson Brasel. He was retired from Rich Mountain Electric.

Survivors include: two sons, Greg Brasel of Newhope, and Joey Brasel and wife, Libby, of Jasper, Ark.; a brother, Bennie Brasel of Jasper; three sisters, Charlotte Ramsey of Deer, Ark., Kathy Villines of Harrison, and Denna Faye Dickey, also of Harrison; also grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2015 in the Union Hill Cemetery in Jasper, under the direction of Coffman Funeral Home of Jasper. 

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, June 12 at the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Dierks.

Register online at wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Vicki Keeney

Vicki Keeney, 68, of Nashville, Ark., passed away on June 14, 2015 in Nashville.

She was born on Sept. 1, 1946 in Nashville, the daughter of the late Bob Coleman and Inez Hooker Coleman.

She was administrator and owner of Colonial Nursing Home for 19 years, and was member of the First Baptist Church in Nashville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Robert Keeney, and a sister, Brenda Metcalf.

She is survived by one son, Michael Keeney of Nashville; one daughter, Cherie Stewart of Nashville; one sister, Tonnette Barnes of Dallas, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Duston Garcia, Nikita Harris, Coleman Zimmerman, Miranda Chandler, Allison Brown, Alexander Keeney, Andrew Keeney, Zane Keeney, Yvette Keeney, and Vivian Keeney; 5 great-grandchildren, Deval, Aron, Macie, Aiden, and Ivy.  A host of other relatives and friends mourn her passing.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Antioch Cemetery in Nashville with Bro. David Blase officiating under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.

Visitation was Tuesday, from 6-8p.m. at the funeral home.

You may send an online sympathy message to www.latimerfuneralhome.com.

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David ‘Buck’ Rhodes

David Lloyd “Buck” Rhodes, 72, of Nashville, Ark., passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in Texarkana, Texas.

He was born on June 4, 1942 in Nashville, Ark., the son of the late O.D. “Mutt” Rhodes and Flora Tolleson Rhodes.

Buck was retired from Terminix after 39 years. He had joined Corinth Church of Christ at an early age.

Survivors include: his wife, Delores “Tooter” Morris Rhodes; one son, Steve Rhodes of Nashville; one daughter, Tammy Plyler of Murfreesboro; one granddaughter, Courtney Plyler of Murfreesboro; two brothers, Jim Rhodes and wife, Janet of Nashville, and Mark Rhodes and wife, Tish of Nashville. Numerous nieces, nephews, and friends also mourn his passing.

Services were at 2 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2015 at Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville. Burial followed in Corinth Cemetery in Nashville under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2015 in the chapel.

You may send a sympathy message to latimerfuneralhome.com.

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John Edwin Watson

John Edwin Watson, 68, of Nashville, Ark., passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015 in Nashville.

He was born March 10, 1947 in Nashville, the son of the late John Rollin Watson and Marie (Hale) Watson.

Mr. Watson was a member of the Mineral Springs Church of Christ, the Arkansas State Police Association, and the Arkansas Cattleman’s Association. He served 36 years with the Arkansas State Police, as a Trooper, and nine of those years he served as Post SGT. for Troop G.  He was greatly loved by “his guys.” He was a model State Trooper who was loved by those who he even gave tickets to and always did so with a smile. For more than 42 years John was a high school basketball referee, one of his proudest accomplishments was serving as a referee in the high school all-star basketball game in Fayetteville, Ark. He was also a member of the Delight State Champion basketball teams that won the state tournaments his 9th and 11th grade years. He was loved by all who knew him. He loved the Delight Bulldogs, his classmates of 1965, his hometown, the Arkansas Razorbacks, and the Dierks Outlaws.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Clint O’Neal.

Survivors include: his wife of 30 years, Brenda O’Neal Watson of Nashville; four sons, Jordan Watson and wife, Hannah, of Nashville, Jonathan Watson and wife, Tammy, of Delight, Chris White of Newhope, and Jamie White of Nashville; a brother-in-law, Jeff O’Neal and wife, Roni, of Prague, Okla.; a brother, Danny Watson and Trish, Kyla, and Kristin Miller of Greenbrier, Ark.; three grandchildren, Kayla Robinson of Madill, Okla., John Paul Watson, of Delight, and Hannah White of New Boston, Texas; and one great-granddaughter, Abigail Robinson of Madill, Okla.; two nieces, Leslie Hugo and James of Edmond, Okla., Nancy O’Neal of Edmond, Okla.; two nephews, Shawn O’Neal of Fort Smith, Ark.,, and Ryan O’Neal of Newhope, Ark.; a host of other relatives and friends mourn his passing.

Services were scheduled for Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Mineral Springs Church of Christ with Randy Hughes officiating. Burial was to follow in Liberty Cemetery in Newhope under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home of Nashville.

Visitation was on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

A sympathy message may be sent to www.latimerfuneralhome.com.

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Dr. Hasmukh M. Patel

Dr. Hasmukh M. Patel, 69 of Nashville, Ark., died Saturday, June 6, 2015 in Hot Springs, Ark. He was born Aug. 7, 1945 in Maroli, India to Maganbhai Patel and Ruxmariber Patel. Dr. Patel was an internal medicine physician in Nashville, Ark., for the past 23, years.

In 2013 he received the Doctor of the Year award from Howard Memorial Hospital. He loved his patients and gave all of them the utmost care he could provide. He loved going to casinos with his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Ruxmariber Patel; two sons, Dhaval Patel and Naval Patel; three brothers, Jayantibhai Patel, Amrutbhai Patel and Narenbhai Patel; two granddaughters, Anya Patel and Ina Patel; and a large host of other family and friends.

Services were Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Nashville Funeral Home. Visitation was Monday at 6 p.m. Cremation will follow the service in Bossier City, La.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society PO. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, or to the ALS Foundation, PP Box 96 Natick, MA 01760.

You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com.

Billy Dean Faulkner

Billy Dean Faulkner, 76, of Dierks, died Thursday, June 4, 2015, at his home.

He was born July 14, 1938 in Dierks, the son of the late Loy and Mamie Rosana Farley Faulkner. He was a retired Master Sergeant in the U.S Air force, was a Vietnam veteran and was a member of the Dierks Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita Kay Faulkner; a brother, James Robert “J.R.” Faulkner, and two sisters, Helen Bernice Smith and Clara Louise Faulkner.

Survivors include: his wife of 60 years, Vinita Sue Gibson Faulkner; a son, Tony Faulkner and wife, Beth; of Dierks a daughter, Rosemary Stewart, of Dierks; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2015, in the Dierks Church of Christ with Bill Paxton officiating. Burial followed in Sunshine Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks. 

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, June 5 at the Church of Christ in Dierks.

Register on-line at wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Ralph Donald Smith

Ralph Donald Smith, 75, of Umpire, died Friday, June 5, 2015, in National Park Medical Center, Hot Springs, Ark.

He was born Aug. 24, 1939 in Mineola, Ark., the son of Inez Parsons Smith and the late Calvin Smith. He was a retired logger and farmer and was a member of the Midway Church of Christ.   

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Todd Smith.

Survivors include: his wife, Verna Krantz Smith; a son, Ricky Smith and wife, Melody, of Umpire; his mother, Inez Parsons Smith of Umpire; a brother, Mack Smith of Umpire; and a sister, Mary Lou Golden of Texarkana, Ark.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2015 in the Midway Church of Christ with Bro. Travis Lane officiating. Burial followed in Saline Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.

Visitation was 6-8 p. m., Sunday, June 7, 2015, at the funeral home in Dierks.    

Register on-line at wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Leroy C. Bogan, Sr.

Leroy C. Bogan, Sr., 83, Newhope, died Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Hope, Ark.

He was born Oct. 21, 1931 in Hugo, Okla., the son of the late John Washington and Essie Mae Lacefield Bogan. He was owner of Leroy’s Body Shop in Newhope, and was a member of Mt. Joy Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Teresa Jackson and Kathy Bogan.

Survivors include: a daughter, Rebecca Bobo and husband, Don, of Cabot; three sons, Lee Bogan and wife, Desiree, of Newhope, Calvin Bogan of Nashville, and Curtis Bogan of Atlanta, Texas; two step-sons, Charles Clouse of Texarkana and David Clouse of Hooks, Texas; a sister, Ruby Gray of Mesquite, Texas; a brother, Wesley Bogan of Sulfur Springs, Texas; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015 in Mt. Joy Baptist Church in Daisy, with Raymond Dees officiating. Burial followed in the Nashville Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the funeral home in Dierks.

Register on-line at wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Mickey Odessie Kennedy

Mickey Odessie Kennedy, 75, of Nashville died Sunday, June 7, 2015, in Nashville.

He was born Dec. 3, 1939 at Dierks, the son of the late Harmon (Pete) and Lois Kennedy.  

He was proceeded in death by a sister, Wanda Scroggins.

Survivors include: a son, Mickey Lee Kennedy and wife, Leslie, of Southlake, Texas; a sister, Jean Williams of Longview, Texas; a step-son, Rodney Flannagan; also grandchildren.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in the Dierks Cemetery, with David Smith officiating under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.

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James Lindell May

James Lindell May, 78 years old, passed away at home with his family on June 8, 2015.

James lived a very full life as a husband, father, and grandfather. He leaves behind his family members and many great friends to mourn his passing.

James was preceded in death by his mother, Monnie “Dank” May; his father, Albert Durin “A.D.” May; a brother, Winston May; and a beloved son, James “Jim” Lindell May, Jr.

He is survived by his beautiful wife and love of his life, Joyce Marie May; a daughter and son-in-law, Ginger May and Lewis Ray Gills; two granddaughters, Jamie-Lynn and Jordan Gills; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

James was born on Dec. 15, 1936, in the community of Bowen, Ark., to Dank and A.D. May.

James and his wife were married in Tehran, Iran, where James worked as a driller for an oil and gas company called Sedco. James was a 32nd degree master mason and endowed member of the European Shrine Club. James traveled around the world working in multiple countries, including Pakistan, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. He drilled some of the largest producing oil-fields in the world. He was an extremely hard worker who took great pride in his work.

When he ended his drilling career, he and his wife returned to Delight, AR, where it all began. There, he continued planting roots for their future, literally.

James’s strong work ethic kept him busy his entire life. His true passions were working on his tree farm and deer hunting in the woods he worked so hard to grow. James could be found on his dozer working his land or running his blueticks. It is said that, “The true character of a man can be seen by how he treats his dogs,” and anyone who knew James will tell you that no one had it better than one of his hounds.

James was a man of Christian-faith, good morals and values, and one who spent the entirety of his life preparing for the future of his family. James always put the needs of his family first and foremost, and his legacy will always live on in them and the future generations of his family.

Services will be on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Latimer Chapel in Murfreesboro with Dr. Rob Evans officiating. Burial to follow in Delight Cemetery in Delight under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home of Murfreesboro.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Delight Cemetery Fund through Bank of Delight, 503 Antioch St, Delight, AR, 71940.

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James David Newton

James David “J.D.” Newton, 87, of Provo, Ark., died Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Nashville.

He was born May 20, 1928 in Choctaw County, Okla., the son of the late Jim ‘Fud’ Newton and Stella Key Newton.

He was a retired truck driver, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and was a member of the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Geneva Mears Newton, and a son, Jimmy Clayton Newton.

Survivors include: a daughter, Wannell Bradshaw of Provo; two brothers, Sammy Mears and Jimmy Wayne Mears, both of Mt. Vernon, Texas; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015 in the Alleene Community Building with Bro. Larry Fry officiating. Burial followed in the Alleene Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, May 29, at the home of Wannell Bradshaw in Provo.

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Janell Roberts

Janell Roberts, 89, of Nashville, died May 15, 2015.

She was born in Delight, May 6, 1926 to the late Virgil and Emma Lamb Hipps. She was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ, THEOS, Howard Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and the Hillcrest EH Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Roberts; two brothers, Floyd Hipps and Cecil Hipps; and two sisters, Nancy Poindexter and Eula Bradford.

 Survivors include: a son, Gary Roberts of Sheridan; a daughter, Nyla Avant and husband, Tom, of Hensley; also, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the Latimer Funeral Home chapel in Nashville with Phillip Turner and David Williams officiating. Burial followed in Delight Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home Nashville.

Michael Brent Helms

Michael Brent Helms, 37, of Lockesburg, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at his home.

He was born April 22, 1978, in Texarkana, Texas, the son of Jerrel and Rose Anne Helms. He was a rancher, a reserve police officer for the City of Dierks, and was a member of Old Time Gospel Church.

Survivors include: his parents; a sister, Scarlette Jones and husband, J.D., of Lockesburg; two daughters, Autumn Jester and husband, Mason, of Lockesburg, and Kinleigh Helms of De Queen.

Funeral services were set for 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Old Time Gospel  Church with Keith Jordan officiating. Burial was to follow in Oddfellows Cemetery in Lockesburg under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

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Arthur Eudy

Arthur Eudy, 89 of Dierks, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in Dierks.

He was born Jan. 5, 1926 in Howard County, Ark., the son of the late Ike and Mae Sharp Eudy.

He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, and the Oak Hill Masonic Lodge #393.

He was preceded in death by a one son, Allen Eudy; a daughter, Joyce Ann Eudy;  brothers Rector, Edgar, Jim and Coy Eudy; a sister, Clara Lee Eudy Garney.

Survivors include: three sons, Lonny Eudy and Daniel Barnett, both of Dierks, and Terry Eudy of Nashville; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 21 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, May 22 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Bro. J.W. Gilbert officiating. Burial followed in Sunshine Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral.

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Herman Cannon

Herman Junior “Josh” Cannon, 83, of Dierks, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Texarkana, Texas.

He was born Dec. 30, 1931 in Dierks, the son of the late H.A. ‘Shorty’ and Nina Kesterson Cannon.

He was the former owner of Cannon Texaco and was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Cannon, and a sister, Euna Faye Ausum.

Survivors include: his wife, Jo Ann Bagley Cannon; a daughter, Katrina Picket and husband, David, of Dierks; a son Reggie Cannon and wife, Joy, of Story, Ark.; a brother, Wesley Cannon of Fayetteville, and a sister, Louise Blackwood of Dierks; also, grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services were at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 in McHorse Cemetery with Chuck Reel officiating under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

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James Marcus Steuart

James Marcus Steuart, 93 of Nashville,  died Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in Nashville.

He was born April 1, 1922 in Highland, the son of the late Thomas Wisdom Steuart and Ella Gosnell Steuart.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Nashville and the Josh Nichols Sunday School Class. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II. After graduating from mortuary school in California, he was owner and operator of two successful businesses in Arlington, Texas and Murfreesboro, Ark.  After selling these two businesses, he was employed by American Airlines of Dallas where he retired after 23 years of service. Mr. Steuart was an avid gardner and golfer.

Survivors include: his wife of 69 years, Evelyn K. Steuart of Nashville; 11 nephews and nieces, Homer Dale Evans, Bob Lewis, Freela Hudson, Candy Hyde, Charlotte Bell, Thomas Steuart, Jennifer Kirk, Bobby Keaster, Billy Keaster, Tammy Young, and Alicia Patrick.

Services were at 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Nashville with Bro. David Blase officiating. Burial followed in Restland Memorial Park in Nashville under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.

Visitation was from 1 p.m. until service time at the church.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 339, 415 N. Main,  Nashville, AR  71852.

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Robert Ray May

Robert Ray May, 83 of Murfreesboro, died Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Murfreesboro.

He was born July 23, 1931 in Nashville to the late Fred E. and Velma Marie Bedwell May.

He was a retired Army veteran and was a Methodist.

He was preceded in death by his wife Charlotte Goodlett May.

Survivors include: a son, Richard Brent May and a daughter, Barbara Ann May, both of Mannheim, Germany; two brothers, Billy J. May of Nashville, and Don Richard May of Murfreesboro,; and a sister, Mary Margaret Childress of Lockesburg.

Graveside services were scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Restland Memorial Park with Bro. Larry Sherman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.

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Michael Allen Mooneyhan and Melissa Lee Mooneyhan, both passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015 in Nashville.

Michael was born on May 30, 1986 in Nashville, the son of the late Gerald (Jerry) Mooneyhan and Patricia (Litchford) Wester.  Melissa was born Oct. 26, 1985 in Little Rock, Ark., the daughter of William (Doc) Chambers, Jr., and Shelly Kesterson.

Michael worked at Walmart and Melissa was a homemaker. Melissa and Michael loved their family very much, family and friends were very important to them. They both loved music. Michael loved video games and Melissa loved art.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Mooneyhan; grandfather, James Litchford, and was joined in heaven by his wife, Melissa. Melissa was joined in heaven by her husband, Michael; and her grandparents, William Earl Chambers, Sr., and Marjorie Helen Chambers; one stepbrother, Jeremy Edwards; a brother, Michael Pennington also preceded her in death.

Michael is survived by his daughter, Emily Marie Mooneyhan of Nashville; his mother and his stepfather, Patricia Wester and David Wester of Mineral Springs; one stepbrother, Russell Wester of Horatio; an uncle, Danny Litchford and wife, Brenda Litchford of Horatio; his grandmother, Wanda Litchford of Mineral Springs, and cousin, Stacy Dowdy and husband, Wes, of Dierks.

Melissa is survived by her daughter, Emily Marie Mooneyhan of Nashville; father, William Chambers, Jr., of Nashville; mother and stepfather, Shelly Kesterson and husband, Charles of Dierks; grandparents, Jimmie Eslinger and Cora Eslinger, and Ina Lambert; brothers, Jonathan Chambers of Nashville, William Earl Chambers III (Buddy), James Wilborn, David Wilborn, and Ryan Weston; sisters, Jamie Wilborn, Tammie Burton and husband, Josh, and their daughter, Larissa; Ruth Trimble and husband, T’Otis and their daughters, Olivia and Miya; and Laura S. Eslinger; step-sisters, Chasity Ward, and Kortney Ward; an aunt, Marjorie Ruth Lively and husband, Robert Lively, and their son, Dewey William Lively, and Vickie Chambers and husband, Robert and their children, Gloria Chambers, Jessica Dixon and Kimberly Granger and husband, James.   

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Ozan Cemetery in Bingen with Bro. Keith Mays officiating under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.

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Edgar Wakefield

Edgar Wakefield, 74, of Nashville, died Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Nashville.

He was born Nov. 29, 1940 in Nashville, the son of the late Edgar Wakefield and Gertrude Young Wakefield.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Wakefield.                                               

Survivors include: a brother, Ricky Wakefield and wife, Betty, of Orange, Texas; a sister, Becky Smith of Nashville; two sons, Wesley Wakefield and Brent Wakefield, both of Victoria, Texas, and grandsons.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Billie Fern Dildy

Billie Fern Dildy, 80, of Nashville, died Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Nashville.

She was born March 18, 1935 in Stonewall, Okla., the daughter of the late Ezra Smith and Leatha (Sanders) Smith.

She was a member of the Bluff Springs Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

Survivors include: three sons, William E. Dildy and Thomas A. Dildy both of Nashville, and Robert Lee Dildy of Bella Vista, Ark.; two daughters, Rebecca Pickett of Nashville, and Frances Dawson of Mabelvale; a brother, J.B. Smith; a sister, Margaret Ann Watts of Delight; grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A memorial Service was held Monday, May 11, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Latimer Funeral Home.

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Jimmie Dalton Dossey

Jimmie Dalton Dossey, 73, of Dierks, died Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Hot Springs.

He was born Feb. 17, 1942 in Honobia, Okla., the son of the late Hubert and Robbie Baker Dossey.

He was a former owner of Dierks Drive-In, and was a member of the West Side Church of Christ in Dierks. 

Survivors include: his wife, Robbie Moore Dossey; a son, Marty Dossey, and a daughter, Chrissie White and husband Brian, of Dierks; a sister, Helen Sisk of Broken Bow, Okla.; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in the West Side Church of Christ with James McRae and Robert Peek officiating. Burial followed in the Dierks Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the West Side Church of Christ.

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Orville O. Hill

Orville O. Hill, 78, of Newhope, died Sunday, May 10, 2015.

He was born April 5, 1937 in the Old Liberty community near Dierks, the son of the late Binem Odell Hill and Mazie Kennedy Hill.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Joe Hill; and his sister, Betty Jean Stone.  Survivors include: his wife, Charlene Hill of Newhope; two sons, Brian Hill of Glenwood and Jason Hill of De Queen; five daughters, Mary Reed of Dierks, Jessie Fox of Dierks, Debbie Reid of Glenwood, Tina Krantz of Nashville and Beth Nichols of Nashville; a brother, Truman Hill of Newhope; two sisters, Rosemary Stone of Bismarck and Patricia Pinkerton of Nashville; one step-daughter, Sherry Lynn Crouse of Hot Springs Village;  and one step-son, Shannon Jeffers of Garrison, N.D.; also grandchildren.

Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Glenwood, with Bro. Raymond Dees and Bro. Brian Hill officiating.

Visitation was 9 a.m. until service time at the chapel.

Interment was the Harmony Cemetery near Newhope.

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Marjorie Helen Chambers

Marjorie Helen Chambers, 72, of Nashville, Ark., passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, in Nashville.

She was born Nov. 6, 1942 in Bingen, Ark., the daughter of the late Clarence Carey and Emma Marie (Phiffer) Carey.

Mrs. Chambers was a good Christian woman, and a former Girl Scout Troop Leader.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William Earl Chambers; one sister, Edna Ruth Carey; and one brother, Marty Carey.

Survivors include: two sons, William Earl “Doc” Chambers, and Robert Wesley Chambers and wife ,Vicki; one daughter, Marjorie Ruth Lively and husband, Robert; eight grandchildren, Ruth Ann Trimble and husband, T’otis, Melissa Lee Mooneyham and husband, Michael, William Earl Chambers III, Jonathan Van Chambers, Gloria Chambers, Jessica Dixon, Kimberly Granger and husband, James, Dewey William Lively; six great-grandchildren, Olivia Trimble, Robbie Hupp, Dakota Dixon, Jaxon Dixon, Emily Mooneyham, Miya Trimble, all of Nashville; special friends, Florence Rosenbaum, Lynda Shankles, Maria Stockton, and a host of other relatives and friends that mourn her passing.

A memorial services will be held at a later date.

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Sadie “Lee” Kemp

Sadie “Lee” Kemp, 85, of Nashville, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 in Nashville.

She was born on Oct. 18, 1929 in Belton, Texas, the daughter of the late Epps Brown McInis and Effie May (Clements) McInis.

She was a member of the Unity Baptist Church in Nashville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy B. Kemp; one daughter, Jenny Nell Reynolds; one sister, Evelyn Puckett; grandchildren, Breanna Elise Taylor, and Jeffrey Allan Davis; and great-grandchild, Nicholas Paul Hobart.

Survivors include: one son, Tim Reynolds and wife, Sherry, of Edmond, Okla.; 6 daughters, Danetta Allen and husband, Roger, of San Antonio, Texas, Judy Davis and husband, Wayne, of Lampasas, Texas, Lisa McCray and husband, Paul, of Temple, Texas, Gayla Beaird and husband, Brian, of Mineral Springs, Ark., Nancy Marmino and husband, Anthony of Belton, Texas, and Donna Taylor and husband, Gene of Mansfield, Texas; one sister, Louzelle Green; one brother, Loyd McInis; 15 grandchildren, Tammy Rena’ Nixon, Wesley Reynolds, Michael Reynolds, Brent Reynolds, Brandon Reynolds, Brittney Reynolds, Cari Davis, Jeremy McCray, Nathan McCray, Ansley Landtroop, Brady McLaughlin, Jeri York, Jordan York, Kate Taylor, and Clint Taylor; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. In addition she leaves behind her beloved pets, Prissy and Boy Dog. A host of other relatives and friends mourn her passing.

Services were Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 3 p.m. in the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville with Brother David Cassady officiating. Burial followed in Sardis Cemetery in Ozan, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.

Visitation was on Saturday, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Ronny D. Woodruff

Ronny D. Woodruff, 77, of Nashville died Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Little Rock.

He was born Oct. 26, 1937 in Delight, the son of the late Luther Woodruff and Clara Meleese (Stokes) Woodruff.

He was a 32nd degree mason with the Glenwood Lodge #662, a U.S. Air Force Veteran, and member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Deronda Woodruff; and one brother, Raymond Woodruff.

Survivors include: one son, Michael Woodruff and wife, Patty, of Nashville; two daughters, Kimberly Woodruff and Sherry Lynn Woodruff Roberts, both of Nashville;  three brothers, Charles Woodruff of Benton, Edgar Woodruff  of Murfreesboro, and Luther Woodruff of Cabot; also grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 at County Line Cemetery in Nashville under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.

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Clyde Raymond Keaster

Clyde Raymond Keaster, 80, of Nashville, Ark., entered the Heavenly gates on Monday, April 27, 2015. He was born Aug. 23, 1934 in Nashville, Ark., the son of the late Harvey and Clara Keaster.

He was a retired pharmacist of 52 years from the Nashville Drug Company, and was a beloved father, husband, and grandfather. Mr. Keaster was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Nashville. His favorite hobbies were tennis, fishing, and gardening.

Mr. Keaster was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Archie Keaster and wife Mary.

Survivors include: his loving wife of 59 years, Clovy Jean Green Keaster of Nashville, Ark.; two daughters, Tammy Nez Keaster Young and husband, James,of Springdale, Ark,, and Alicia Kay Keaster Patrick and husband, Dale, of Nashville, Ark.; three grandsons, Justin Young and wife Kristen of Conway, Zachary Clyde Patrick, of Nashville, and Hayden Dale Patrick of Nashville;  two granddaughters, Katelyn Noel Young of Springdale, Ark.,and Kaycee Rose Patrick of Nashville; a sister, Evelyn Keaster Steuart and husband, James of Nashville; and several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Visitation was 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 28 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville.

Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Nashville with Bro. David Blase and Bro. Kevin Sartin officiating. Burial followed at Sardis Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Nashville, P.O. Box 339, Nashville, AR 71852

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Thomas Chambers

Thomas Chambers, 73, of Nashville, died Monday, April 27, 2015 in Nashville.

He was born Mary 23, 1941 in McCaskill, the son of the late Arthur Chambers and Eileen Brandon Chambers.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Verdie Laverne Chambers; and two brothers, Bobby Chambers and William Earl Chambers.

Survivors include: a daughter, Carmen Malloy of Aurora, Mo.; a brother, Jerry Chambers of Nashville; a sister, Mary Ann McRoy of Saratoga; and grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015 in the Bingen-Ozan Cemetery in Bingen under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.

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Jessie Elbert Kesterson

Mr. Jessie Elbert Kesterson, 93, of Dierks, died Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Murfreesboro.

He was born Nov. 15, 1921 in Umpire, Ark., the son of the late John Calvin and Lillian Pearl Ransom Kesterson. He was a former employee of Weyerhaeuser, a poultry grower, a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dierks.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Pate Kesterson, and a daughter, Joan Manley.

Survivors include: a daughter, Wanda White of Murfreesboro; two brothers, Lloyd Kesterson of Umpire, and Homer Kesterson of Forks, Wash.; also grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in First Assembly of God Church in Dierks with Kevin Herrington officiating. Burial followed in Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, April 27 at the funeral home in Dierks.

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Oca Mae Jackson Vancil

Oca Mae Jackson Vancil, 98, of Dierks died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at her home.

She was born Oct. 8, 1916 in the Liberty Hill Community in Howard County, the daughter of the late Claude and Pearl Kitchens Jackson. She was a former employee of Weyerhaeuser and Mountaire Poultry and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dierks.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burl Vancil; a daughter, Sonja Lynn Vancil; a brother, Claude A. Jackson and a sister, Roxie Holder.

Survivors include: two daughters, Helen Berg and husband Ralph, and Ann Gilbert and husband Keith, all of Dierks; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services were at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Hickory Grove Cemetery with Carrol Jackson officiating under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

The family received friends from 12-2 p.m., Tuesday, April 28 at the First United Methodist Church in Dierks.

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Nella Lockeby

Nella Lockeby, 92, of Nashville, died Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Nashville.

She was born Nov. 12, 1922 in Highland, the daughter of the late Henry Bradley and Minnie Higgins Bradley.

She was a member of the Sweet Home Methodist Church in Tokio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. Lockeby; a brother, Leo Bradley; and a sister, Delilah Montgomery.

Survivors include: a daughter, Geraldine Carter and husband, Eulous, of Nashville.

Services were Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Latimer Chapel in Nashville.

Burial followed at Mt. Tabor Cemetery near Murfreesboro under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.

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Fred Cross

Fred Cross, 72, of Delight, died Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Delight.

He was born Oct. 12, 1942 in Bowen, Ark., the son of the late Ray Cross and Effie Bateman Cross.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond M. Cross.

He was a member of the Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church and was a 32nd degree Mason.

Survivors include: his wife of 32 years, Carolyn Cross of Delight; two sons, Randy Cross and wife, Stephanie, of Delight, and Rick Cross and wife, Carol, of Texarkana, Texas; two sisters, Juanita Hutcherson of Arkadelphia and Juanez May of Wyandotte, Mich.; also, grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Delight with Bro. Verlon Wood and Bro. Curtis Abernathy officiating. Burial will follow in Delight Cemetery in Delight under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. in the chapel, Murfreesboro.

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Norma Sue Boyd Simmons

Norma Sue Boyd Simmons, 86, died Monday, April 27, 2015.

She was born Aug. 4, 1928, the daughter of the late Nathan and Bithie Boyd at Alpine, Ark.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include: her husband of 69 years, Jessie R. Simmons; a son, Jessie W. (Sonny) Simmons and wife, Frances, of Glenwood; two daughters, Brenda Sue Archer and husband, Ronnie, of Lockesburg, and Hilda Dean of Nashville; a brother, Rodger Boyd of Dierks; a sister, Mattie King of Sun City, Ariz.; also grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Simmons will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Burg Cemetery near Umpire with Tony Hill and Robert Peek officiating under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

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Pete Darling

Peter “Pete” Washington Darling, 85 of Nashville, died Monday, April 20, 2015 in Northglenn, Colo.

He was born Aug. 8, 1929 in Center Point to the late Willis Blakely and Ollie Ann Mays Darling. He was a retired poultry and cattle farmer and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Preceding him in death were his first wife, Martha J. Darling; two sons, Peter R. “Rusty” Darling, and Howell C. Darling; also, by nine siblings.

Survivors include: his wife, Phyllis Ann Smith Darling of Denver; two daughters, Janie Darling of Saratoga, and Leanna Darling Coats of Webberville, Mich.; a sister, Carolyn Buchanan of Deer Park, Texas; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday, May 1, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Nashville Funeral Home with Karon Baxley officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday night from 6- 8. Send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.

Billy McDonald

Billy McDonald, 61 , of Mineral Springs died Saturday, April 25 at a Little Rock hospital.

Arrangements are pending with Hicks Funeral Home, Inc.

Shirley Crow

Shirley Crow, 76, of Caddo Mills, Texas, died Sunday, April 26, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Fay Crow; a sister, Almeta Shaw; two sons, Nicky Shaw Crow, and Johnny Crow.

Survivors include: her mother, Thelma Oleda Pate Ferguson of Nashville; three sons, Jackie Ray Crow, David Brent Crow, and Casey Todd Crow all of Greenville, Texas; a brother, Bobby Ray Ferguson of Shreveport, La.; a sister, Charlene Ferguson Sharp of Nashville; also grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Athens Cemetery with Bro. Donny Vaughn officiating. Interment will be in Athens Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. Send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com. Bobby Gene Dillard

Bobby Gene Dillard, 86, of Nashville, Ark., passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in Texarkana, Texas.

He was born on July 27, 1928 in Mineral Springs, Ark., to the late Eugene C. Dillard and Mary Alice (Spigner) Dillard.

Mr. Dillard was the owner of the Dillard Buick-Pontiac-GMC dealership for 39 years. He was the oldest living member of the Sunset Church of Christ, served as a Deacon from 1965 thru 2013, was a former member of Nashville Lions Club, Nashville Rotary Club, and Nashville Chamber of Commerce, was former Chairman of the Howard County Housing Authority, and was an original board member of the Nashville Parks and Recreation Department.

Survivors include: his wife, Jacquelyn Dillard of Nashville, Ark.;  two daughters, Mary Janette (Jan) Turley and husband, James of Jonesboro, Ark., and LuAnne Dugan and husband, Bill of Wynne, Ark.; one son, Robert (Gene) Dillard of Nashville; one sister, Mary Lou Stuart of Nashville, Ark.; six grandchildren, Neil, Michael, Aaron, and Corey Turley, and Walker and Katie Dugan, thirteen great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends that mourn his passing.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Sunset Church of Christ in Nashville with Karon Baxley officiating. Burial followed at the Restland Memorial Park cemetery in Nashville under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.

Visitation was from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015 just one hour prior to service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sunset Church of Christ P.O. Box 7, Nashville, AR 71852; or Arkansas Childrens Home in Paragould.

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Edwin Sullivan

Edwin Sullivan, 58, formerly of Nashville, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

He was born in Nashville Feb. 15, 1957, the son of the late Gladys Tedford Sullivan and Charlie Jackson Sullivan. He was a welder.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters, Charlie Nell Dellinger, Berta Sue Spicer, and Jackie Stout.

Survivors include: three daughters, Renee Sullivan Raisanen, Theresa Sullivan, and Alicia Sullivan, all of South Dakota; six sisters, Juanita Catherine Jones of Texarkana, Texas, Virginia R. Flaherty of Magnolia, Billie Sisler, of Hot Springs, Mary J. Woodruff, of Little Rock, Pam Caldwell, of Little Rock, and Rebecca Sullivan of Hot Springs; two brothers, Charles R. Sullivan of Texarkana, Texas and Jimmy Don Sullivan, of Nashville; Also grandchildren.

Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville with Bro. Kevin Sartin and Don Hall officiating. Burial followed in Antioch Baptist Church cemetery.

Visitation was on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.

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Eunice Sylvester Keaster

Eunice Sylvester ‘E.S.’ Keaster, 82, of Dierks died April 15, 2015.

He was born April 24, 1932 in Dierks,  the son of the late Sylvester and Lissie Jane Barbre Keaster.

He retired from Weyerhaeuser Company.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Thomas Keaster, Alvie Keaster, Kenneth Keaster; and two sisters, Cora Bagley and Gladys Golden.

Survivors include: his wife of 60 years, Ethel Faye Keaster of Dierks; two daughters,

Janet Whisenhunt and husband Bobby, and Alisa Thornton, all of Dierks; two brothers, Lawson Keaster of San Augustine, Texas, and Ernest Keaster of El Dorado; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services were Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 4 p.m. at the Dierks Assembly of God Church with Bro. Kevin Herrington officiating. Burial followed in Fellowship Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.

Vistitation was on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at the Dierks Assembly of God Church.

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Wanda Jean Sweeden

Wanda Jean Sweeden, 82, of Murfreesboro, Ark., passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015 in Murfreesboro. She was born on Dec. 27, 1932 in Highland, Ark., the daughter of the late Newport Floyd and Ida Mae Lingo.

Mrs. Sweeden was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro, member of the United Methodist Women, and EMMAUS. She was an avid Rattler, Razorback, and Cowboy fan. She was a nurse for the Murfreesboro public school and Dr. Turbeville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Merlie “Bud” Sweeden; son, Jerry L. Sweeden; four sisters; one brother; and son-in-law, Billy Lauterbach.

Survivors include: one daughter, Shirley Lauterbach of Murfreesboro; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Sweeden of Murfreesboro; granddaughter, Brandy Sweeden Dixon and husband, Kris; grandsons, Chris Richardson and Jeff Maybee; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro with Rev. James Wainscott officiating. Burial to follow at Academy Cemetery in Nathan under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.

Visitation will be on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. in the chapel, Murfreesboro.

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Hugh Harris

Hugh Harris, 77, of Mineral Springs died Friday, April 3, 2015.

He was born Jan. 9, 1938, in Graves Chapel. the son of the late Robert and Susie Craig Harris.

He was retired from Weyerhaeuser.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frankie Lenora Langston-Harris, and three of his siblings: sisters Juanita Gamble, Edna Graves and his brother Jimmy, Nile Harris.

Survivors include: his second wife, Helen Winstead of Mineral Springs; six daughters, Suzanne Haney of Texarkana, Texas, Lola Hopkins, Frankie Harris, Lois White and Cathy Conway, all of Mineral Springs, and Joe Ann Harris of North Little Rock; three sisters, Tereasa White and Betty Anderson of Hot Springs, and Sadie Harris of Mineral Springs; also grandchildren.

Visitation was 11 – 5 Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11 at Mineral Springs Gymnasium. Burial was at Flint Hill Cemetery in Mineral Springs with arrangements by Hicks Funeral Home, Inc.

Sally Kay Comeaux

Sally Kay Comeaux, 68, of Hot Springs died April 3, 2015 .

She was born Sept. 2, 1946, the daughter of the late Joe Upchurch and Ruby Wakefield Rogers.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, J.D. Rogers.

Survivors include: her son, Joe Comeaux and wife, Eva, and a brother, Steve Upchurch.

Graveside services were Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the County Line Cemetery in Nashville under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.

James E. Honeycutt

Bro. James E. Honeycutt, 70, of Hope, died Friday, April 3, 2015.

He was the son of the late Irvin and Pearl Honeycutt.

He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

He began his 44-year ministry in Umpire, Ark., and served in other churches in

Howard and Hempstead Counties.

Survivors include: his wife, of 51 years, Margaret Fulton Honeycutt of Hope; a son, James Steven Honeycutt and wife, Shalah, of Hope; daughters, Laura Henderson and husband, Wesley, of Texarkana, and Hollie Lessard and husband, Greg, of Texarkana; a brother, Robert Honeycutt of Prescott; a sister, Mary Parker of Hope; also grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Visitation was Monday, April 6, 2015. Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 7 at BRAZZEL/Oakcrest Funeral Home in Hope. Burial followed in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Hope. Edwina (Edy) Romine

Edwina (Edy) Romine, 77, of Nashville Ark., passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015. She was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Dec. 18, 1937. She was the daughter of Roy and Velma (Nixon) Rowe.

Edy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nashville, Ark. She enjoyed all Church activities and was a strong southern Christian Lady all of her life.

Edy was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Jay Romine.

She is survived by her son, Deriel Romine and his wife Joann, of Washington, Ark., and her daughter, Lisa Romine of Conway, Ark.; one sister, Barbara Vance of Pearl, Miss., and one brother, Scott Rowe of St. Louis, Mo.; three granddaughters, Kristi Romine, Katrina (Romine) May and Kaylin Romine, and three very special great-grandchildren, Jay Tanner May, Jackson Cooper May and Aunna Lynn Romine.

She especially enjoyed spending time with her friends and watching the Scrappers play whichever sport was in season. If she was not volunteering at the hospital and working in the gift shop, she was hanging out with her very dear friends and playing cards.

She was loved much and will be missed.

Services were Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Nashville. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family received friends on Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made St Jude’s Children’s Hospital Tribute Department, PO Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38198 in memory of Edwina Romine. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com.

Sybal N. Whisenhunt Davis

Sybal N. Whisenhunt Davis, 89, of Langley, died Monday, March 30, 2015.

She was born Jan.1, 1926, in a logging camp near Sims, Ark., the daughter of the late Robert Alex Whisenhunt and Nellie C. Lawless Whisenhunt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Coy L. “Hayes” Davis; a daughter, Sheila Diane Gentry; a brother, Lou Whisenhunt; and two sisters, Rachel Raines and Betty Jones.

She was a member of the Daisy Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Mike Davis and wife, Donna, of Siloam Springs and Sam Davis of Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, Donna Golden and husband, Troy, of Langley; two sisters, Imogene Mack of Athens and Joyce Parker of Langley; also grandchildren.

Services were at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 3, 2015, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood with Bro. Kevin Jewell officiating.

Visitation was Thursday, 6-8 p.m.

Burial was in the Langley Hall Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.

Delores Ann Parchman

Delores Ann Parchman, 78 of Little Rock, Ark., went to be with her Precious Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Ann was born in Hope, Ark., on June 23, 1936. She was a faithful and humble servant of our Lord. She served in the Baptist Healthcare System for over 27 years as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Administrator. Her specialty was taking great and nurturing care of hundreds of babies over the years in the labor and delivery nursery.  Ann also served over 25 years as a True Proverbs 31 Woman serving the Lord as Evangelist Jack Parchman’s Wife and Helpmeet. Ann continued her ministry after Jack’s passing by encouraging her Christian sisters through speaking engagements and tape ministries, sharing her testimony with so very many. Ann never met a stranger.  She welcomed every newcomer as a friend. She had an Angelic voice and loved praising her savior in songs. Amen and Hallelujah…for the newest beautiful voice in Heaven’s Choir.  She was a long-time member of the Victory Baptist Church in Benton.

Ann was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dr. Jack Parchman; father Floyd Tollett and mother Lillian Tollett.

Ann is survived by four daughters: Lori Drake and her husband, Pat of Jacksonville, Donna Pipkins of El Dorado, Jackie Greer of Brinkley and Becky Bird and her husband, Bill of Sherwood; one beloved son, Scott Bridges of Little Rock; one loving big brother, James Reed Tollett and his wife, Patsy from North Little Rock. Patsy and Ann were also best friends since childhood and cherished so many good times together like sisters; also two sisters-in-law, Tommie Sue Buckley of Mobile, Ala., and Charlene Parchman Frank of S.C.; 17 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; and many, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ann would also like to thank the multitudes of friends and churches that supported her and Jack’s ministry for many, many years. She loved everyone so much, and always praised their presence in her life.

Visitation was 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, April 3, 2015 at Roller-Drummond Funeral Home, 10900 Interstate 30, Little Rock, Arkansas 72209.  Funeral services were held 1:00 p.m., Saturday at Victory Baptist Church, 5364 Highway 67 South in Benton with Dr. Ken Graham officiating.  Interment was in Pinecrest Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Victory Baptist Church Building Fund, 5364 Highway 67 South, Benton, AR 72015.

Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/drummond

Connie Wilmoth

Connie Wilmoth, 87, of Mineral Springs, Ark., passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Bryant, Ark.

She was born on Jan. 8, 1928 in Nathan, Ark., the daughter of the late Horace H. and Vivian (Henderson) White.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband and the father of her children, Jack P. Floyd; her second husband, M.H. Wilmoth, M.D.; and one brother, Jack Wesley White.

Survivors include: two sons, Ronald Wayne Floyd and wife, Alice, of Camden, Ark., and  Roger Don Floyd and wife, Jean, of Niceville, Fla.;  one daughter, Sheila Jo Neighbors and husband, Howard, of Benton, Ark.; two sisters, Camilla Bryant of West Allis, Wisc. and Florence Turley of Nashville, Ark.; five grandchildren, Casey Lynn Slack of Mt. Holly, Ark., Wayne Porter Floyd of Bryant, Ark., Brad Michael Floyd of Niceville, Fla., Benjamin Allen Floyd of Little Rock, Ark., Myles Colton Neighbors of Benton, Ark.; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends that mourn her passing.

Services were Monday, March 30, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home chapel in Nashville. Burial followed at Restland Memorial Park in Nashville under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.

Visitation was Sunday March 29, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home chapel in Nashville.

Pallbearers were Ronald Floyd, Wayne Floyd, Roger Floyd, Brad Floyd, Benjamin Floyd, Howard Neighbors, and Myles Neighbors.

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Lonnie Billings

Lonnie Billings, age 63 of Nashville, Ark., passed away, Friday, March 27, 2015 in Little Rock, Ark.

He was born Nov. 9, 1951 in Carlisle, Ark. to the late Acie and Mamie Tipton Billings. He was a retired truck driver and was of the Pentecostal Faith.

He dearly loved riding his motorcycle, spending time at Road Mart visiting with his friends and telling stories. Most of all he loved his family especially his pride and joy, Jesus Hernandez.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his wife Georgeann Billings.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories: three sons, Jon Billings and wife, Amy, of Harrison, Ark., Lonnie Billings II and wife, Amber, of Magnolia, Ark., Jesus Hernandez of Nashville, Ark.;  a step-son, Ralph Webb, of Prescott, Ark.; two brothers, Wayne Billings and wife, Fran, of Mabelvale, Ark., and Robert Billings and wife, Jeanette, of LaPine, Ore.; three sisters, Patricia Ball and husband, Billy, of Whitehall, Ark., Florence Bieler of Tualatin, Ore., and Shirley Sims and husband, LeRoy, of Ecuador; eight grandchildren, Kaleigh, Alexandria, Garrett, Alexus, Hayden, Lonnie Ray, III, Jasper, and Myla Billings; his mother-in-law, Helen Boozer of Nashville; and a large host of other family and friends.

Services will be Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Nashville Funeral Home with Dennis Selvidge officiating. Interment will follow in Bingen- Ozan Cemetery at Bingen, Arkansas, under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family received friends on Tuesday night at Nashville Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com.

Mary V. Schooley

Mary V. Schooley, 88 of Nashville, died Friday, March 27, 2015 in Fort Smith.

She was born March 31, 1926 in Nashville, to the late William Luther and Mary Virginia Ramage Aylett. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Mineral Springs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Schooley; two brothers, Howard and Ramage Aylett; and a sister, Marthelle Branch.

Survivors include: two daughters, Pat Morris of Fort Smith, and Pam Harris of Mineral Springs; two brothers, Hoy “Big” Aylett and Coy “Ick” Aylett, both of Nashville, and a sister, Floy “Pug” Wilson of Fort Worth, Texas; also grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Nashville Funeral Home. Interment  followed in Restland Memorial Park under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family received friends at the funeral home Monday night from 6-8 p.m.

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Monroe Anderson

Sarah Elizabeth Monroe Anderson, 88 years young, of Dierks, Ark., died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at her home.

Mrs. Anderson was born Sept. 17, 1926 in Dierks. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dierks. She loved her church and was very active in church life and service to her Lord. She was also an avid bowler and lived life to the fullest.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Orel Monroe and Mary Olive McAleer Monroe; her husband, William “Bill” Anderson; two sisters, Mary Monroe Kulinick and Doris Monroe Chaney; three brothers, Frank Monroe, Robert Louis “Bob” Monroe and Carol Porter Monroe.

She is survived by two sons, Ric Anderson and wife, Isabel, of Silverdale, Wash., and Steve Anderson of San Diego, Calif., as well as a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Anderson were at 10 a.m., Friday, March 20, 2015 in the First United Methodist Church in Dierks with Garry Wiles and Carroll Jackson officiating.  Burial followed in Dierks Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.

The family received friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, March 19 at the funeral home in Dierks.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 117, Dierks AR 71833.

You may register on-line at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Helen Louise

Alexander Stokes

Mrs. Helen Louise Alexander Stokes, age 92, a resident of Dierks, Ark., died Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Dierks.

She was born Jan. 31, 1923 in Dierks to the late Jesse and Betty Young Alexander.  Helen was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Mrs. Stokes was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, H.O. “Boy” Stokes and one son, James Harlon “Pete” Stokes.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: Jerry Stokes and Linda of Gaylesville, Ala., and Billy Conn Stokes and Iris of Dierks; one sister, Mattie Walters of De Queen, Ark.; grandchildren, Betsy Holder, Leslie Stokes, Tina Arnold and Christy Barkley; ten great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Stokes were held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Fellowship Cemetery in Dierks with Carroll Jackson officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen, Ark.

The family received friends from 1:00-2:15 p.m., Sunday, March 22nd at First United Methodist Church fellowship hall in Dierks.

You may register on-line at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Clifton Carnell Rogers, Jr.

Clifton Carnell Rogers, Jr., 74, of Mineral Springs, died Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Texarkana, Texas.

He was born Nov. 21, 1940 in Mineral Springs, the son of Addie Bell (Echols) Rogers and the late Clifton Rogers, Sr.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Betty Onley Rogers; and his second wife, Carolyn Morphew Rogers.

Survivors include: his mother, Addie Bell Rogers; two sons, Carl Rogers and wife, D’Ann, of Nashville, Timmy Rogers and wife, Chaughn, of Murfreesboro; a brother, Bruce Rogers of Mineral Springs; a sister, Patsy Rogers Gray of Saratoga; also grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10a.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home chapel in Nashville with Randy Hughes, Justin White, and Michael Howard officiating.

Visitation was Monday, March 23, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home chapel, Nashville.

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Helen Dellinger

Helen Dellinger, 83, of Nashville Ark., passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Nashville.

She was born on July 2, 1931 in Mineral Springs, Ark., the daughter of the late Hugh Bradley and Gladys (Aylor) Cowling.

Mrs. Dellinger was a member of the Midway Baptist Church in Nashville.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dellinger was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Dellinger; two sisters, Brunnie Mae Cowling, Arleta and husband C.H. Wolfe; and one brother, Louie Ray Cowling.

Survivors include: one son, Dennis Dellinger of Texarkana, Ark.; one brother, Hugh Edward Cowling and wife Judith of Romance, Ark.; nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends that mourn her passing.

Services will be on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home chapel in Nashville with Hugh Cowling officiating. Burial to follow in Restland Memorial Park cemetery in Nashville.

Visitation was on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at Latimer Funeral Home chapel in Nashville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideons International Memorial Bible Program, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

You may send a sympathy message to www.latimerfuneralhome.com.

Emma Dean

Prince Boatright

Emma Dean Prince Boatright, 90, died on March 14  ,2015.  She was born Dec. 13, 1924 in Oklahoma, the daughter of the late William and Rose Decker Prince.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie Boatright; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Boatright; a granddaughter, Marsha Boatright Hogan; and a great-grandson Jeffery Boatright.

She is survived by four children: Floyd Eugene Boatright of Tulsa, Okla.; Jimmy Boatright and Linda of Red Water, Texas; Arlene Fugitt and Tommy of Nashville, Ark.; and Sandy Campbell and Max of Nathan, Ark.

She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren; One special nephew, Billy Boatright; two brothers, James Prince of Olahoma and Paul Prince of Africa; and one sister, Ann Bessler of Oklahoma. She had a special care-giver, Deloras Marsh.

The Boatrights lived in California, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and Georgia  before making Murfreesboro their home.

Dean was a member of the First United Methodist church for more than 50 years and was a member of the Cheermakers Sunday School Class.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star where she and Arlie served two terms as Worthy Patron and Worthy Matron.

She and Arlie also served as Mr. and Mrs. Diamond at the annual diamond festival which was an honor.

She was an avid supporter of the Murfreesboro School Band. She and Clora Wylie spent hours making chili and hot chocolate when their children were in school and the band was struggling to buy new uniforms.  She served as different officers in the local PTA and was a volunteer for the American Cancer and Heart Associations.

She loved to work in her yard and share her various plants; that was her passion.

She welcomed all the neighborhood children into her home. The neighborhood kids always knew when she was frying donuts. Her fried pies and strawberry shortcakes were also two of her trademarks. She always baked and took treats to the elderly when she was in her 80s. She was forever young.

She was always optimistic and believed in the power of prayer. Her mantra was “One day at a time”

Visitation was 6:00 to 8:00, Sunday, March 15 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, March 16, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. James Wainscott officiating. Burial followed in Murfreesboro Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.

You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com.

Jesse Cochran

Jesse Cochran, 87, of Nashville, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015 in Nashville.  He was born on June 23, 1927 the son of the late James Cochran and Mary Ettie (Lee) Cochran.

Mr. Cochran was a member of the American Legion, a US Army veteran, and member of the Sunset Church of Christ in Nashville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Erma Bernice McLaughlin Cochran; and siblings.

Survivors include: two sons, Roy Cochran and wife, Vicki of Bartlett, Tenn., and Loy Cochran and wife, Jeannie of Nashville, Ark.; grandsons, Robbie Cochran and wife, Rena of Nashville, Daniel Cochran and wife, Cassie of Mt. Vernon, Texas; granddaughters, Clara Pope and husband, Josh of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and Emily Sanders and husband, Justin of Arlington, Tenn.; and great-grandchildren, Katie Cochran, Jarrod Cochran, Christina Cochran, Isaac Cochran, Carson Pope, and Cameron Pope. A host of other relatives and friends mourn his passing.

Services will be on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville. Burial to follow in Nashville Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday before the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Southern Christian Children’s Home, PO Box 649, Morrilton, AR 72110.

You may send a sympathy message to www.latimerfuneralhome.com.

Homer Davis

Homer Davis, 88, of Murfreesboro, died Monday March 16, 2015 at the VA hospital in Little Rock. He was born Feb. 4, 1927, in Nashville, the son of the late William Pierce  and Bunie Theobolt Davis.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Murfreesboro, and was a WWII Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Davis; three brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include: a son, Jerry Davis of Murfreesboro; a daughter, Joan Hooper of Murfreesboro; a sister, Neva Lingo of Murfreesboro; also grandchildren.

Funeral service will be on Friday March 20, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home chapel in Murfreesboro with Bro. Al Terrell, Bro. Rob Evans, and Bro. Chuck Bennett. Burial will follow at Academy Cemetery at Nathan.

Visitation will be at noon on Friday March 20, 2015 just before service time.

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Thomas Philip Watson, 81, was born August, 31, 1933, in Nashville, Ark., the youngest child of Jordan Franklin and Frieda (Pryor) Watson. His early years were spent on a peach orchard.  Throughout his youth, he was a stand-out athlete, excelling at football, basketball, baseball and track. Soon after graduating from high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was a control tower operator during the Korean Conflict. Throughout his years in the service he faithfully kept a promise made to his mother, to write her every day.

After his discharge he returned to Arkansas to attend Harding College. While there he met and married Jacqueline Messick and in 1961 they welcomed a daughter, Angela Joyce to their lives.  Later that year the family moved to Oklahoma City for him to teach speech and debate at, what was then, Oklahoma Christian College. Soon, his additional talents were recognized and he was made Vice President for Development. In this capacity he traveled across the state promoting and raising funds for the college. In September of 1963 he lost both Jackie and Angie in a tragic accident.

In 1964 Phil married Mary Alice Parks; a union that would last just over 51 years. Mary Rebecca and Phylis Ann were adoring “Daddy’s Girls” who completed their family.

In 1967 Phil became the full-time minister for the Edmond Church of Christ. His involvement in local civic activities during this time included being a member of the Edmond Hospital Board and the YMCA Board. These roles paved the way for his transition into Oklahoma politics. In 1972 he was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate as the first Republican to represent district 41. He held that office for 15 years earning great respect from his colleagues on both sides of the aisle as he worked to help the citizens of our state.

Governor Henry Bellmon asked Phil to assume a new role in Oklahoma state government, so in 1987 he resigned his senate seat and was appointed Director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. During his tenure he visited every one of the 77 county DHS offices in the state and proudly continued his passion for seeing to the needs of others.

At the end of Governor Bellmon’s term, Phil made the transition to federal government when he began working with the Rural Development Cooperative in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He ended his years of public service when he retired in 1998.

In 1983 Phil was approached by his long-time mentor and friend, Dr. George Benson, about working with mission efforts in Zambia, Africa. This began the work most near and dear to Phil’s heart. Phil eventually accepted the position of Chairman of the Board for the Zambia mission efforts while Mary assumed duties as secretary, bookkeeper, and correspondent for the work.

Phil was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Jackie, and daughter Angie; brothers James Clyde, Robert Collins, Jordan Floyd, William Ordis, John Rollin, Paul Alexander; sisters Lois Marie Womack, and Mary Jordine Hausman.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Edmond; daughter Mary Rebecca (Becky) Walderbach and husband Scott of Edmond, Okla.; daughter Phylis Frye and husband Jonathan of Houston, Texas;   grandsons William Watson Walderbach, Hamilton Rhys Frye, Harrison Reid Frye, and Robert Rolland Walderbach; special family friend, Dr. James Crowder, and a host of nieces, nephews and close personal friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Zambia Mission Schools in Phil’s honor.

The family greeted friends on Tuesday, March 3 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home. Services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Edmond Church of Christ with interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Services were under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Edmond.

‘Ree’ Hill Cunningham

Rosemarie Cunningham, 70, of Springdale died Sunday, March 1 in Fayetteville.

She was born May 20, 1944 in Nashville, Ark., the daughter of the late James Baker Hill and Faustine Mulkey Hill. She was an elementary school teacher, and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Springdale.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Cunningham; two brothers, Jim and John Hill and a sister, Virginia Ann Andres.

Survivors include: two sons, David Dyer of Hot Springs, and Ben Dyer and wife, Sherry, of Springdale; also, a grandson.

A memorial service was held 10 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Springdale with Pastor Judy Vanhoose officiating. Cremation arrangements are by Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge.

Mary Ann Moore

Mary Ann Moore, 67 of Nashville, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.

She was born Nov. 12, 1947. She was a member Maranatha Baptist Church.

Survivors include: three daughters, Linda Purtell, Sheila Faulkner and Donna Morgan, all of Nashville; two sons, Robert Faulkner, Jr., of Glenwood, and Ricky Faulkner of Wabash, Ark.; two sisters, Dorothy Upton of New Boston, Texas and Linda Carlile of Texarkana, Texas; two brothers, Ray Parker of Nash, Texas, and DeWayne Parker of New Boston, Texas; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Red Bayou Cemetery, New Boston, Texas with Bro. Bruce Short officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home, New Boston, Texas.

Agnes Ross

Agnes Ross, 90, of Nashville died Saturday, March 7, 2015 in Little Rock.

She was born May 1, 1924.

She was a long time member of Sunset Church of Christ and recently a member of Windsong Church of Christ in North Little Rock.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Ross, and daughter, Edna.

Survivors include a grandson and great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were set for Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Restland Memorial Park in Nashville with Bro. David Williams officiating. Arrangements were by Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.

Visitation was on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Shara Lawrence

Shara Lawrence, 64, of Nashville, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 in Nashville.

She was born July 28, 1950 in De Queen, the daughter of Opal Hughes of Horatio, and the late Earl Getts.

Shara was a member of the County Line Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her husband of 43 years, Ruben Lawrence of Nashville; five daughters, Jodi Bell of McMinnville, Ore., Angie Getts of Fouke, Ark., Regina Lawrence of Dierks, Raynelle Lawrence of Nashville, and Jessica Hostetler and husband, Chris, of Nashville; two sons, James Lawrence of Nashville, and Timothy Lawrence of Broken Bow, Okla.; a stepdaughter, Deb Erwin of Nashville; three brothers, Tommy Getts, Greg Hughes, and Jerry Hughes, all of Mineral Springs; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services were Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville. Burial followed in Bluff Springs Cemetery near Mineral Springs under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.

Visitation was Friday, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Send a sympathy message to latimerfuneralhome.com.

William Donald Sayre

William Donald Sayre was born March 3, 1989 in Perry, Okla., to John Charles and Patricia Rau Sayre. The family moved to Nashville, Ark., in 1992 and he graduated from Nashville High School in 2007. On June 2, 2007 he and Chelsea Arbuthnott married.

He graduated from U. S. Army Infantry School and served with the 10th Mountain Battalion in Iraq, where he was wounded in 2007, receiving a Purple Heart. After discharge, he worked as a bricklayer and gunsmith in Nashville. Since 2013 he has been a Patrolman with the Arkadelphia Police Department and a part-time deputy in Clark County. As an accomplished bagpiper, he performed at graduation ceremonies for the officers at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Academy.

Will passed away Feb. 23, 2015.

He is survived by wife, Chelsea Sayre, and daughters Alanna Leanne and Emma Claire; parents Dr. John and Patricia Sayre; sisters and brothers-in-law Laura Solkey and Andrew Hopkins of Aurora, Neb., and Dr. Catherine and John Ross of Jonesboro; brother and sister-in-law David and Jessica Sayre of Murphy, Texas; aunt Lois Sayre of Pawnee, Okla.;  uncle and aunt David and Linda Rau, Belle Plain, N.J.; aunt and uncle Judy and Dwight Scoggins, Wynnewood, Okla.; and nephews Joseph Solkey, George and Ethan Sayre, and James  and Paul Ross.

He was preceeded in death by grandparents Al and Jeanne Greiner, Richard Rau and Elwood and Nila Sayre; and uncles Donald and Jack Sayre.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015 at First Christian Church of Nashville with Rev.  Jim Pinson officiating.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church in Nashville.

Interment will be in Bingen-Ozan Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Michael Sullivan, Andy Reeder, Kevin Yeagle, Alvin Johnson, Don Cleek and Jimmy Shearin.

In lieu of flowers  memorials may be made to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Division of Development, 901 E. Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20004-2025.

Final arrangements are entrusted to The Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visit www.welchfh.net to sign the guestbook.

Robert ‘Bob’

Dodds McGill

Robert “Bob” Dodds McGill, 66 years old, of Nashville, Ark., went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. He was born on July 15, 1948 in Hope, Ark., to the late Sam Allen & Mara Louise McGill. He graduated from Hope High School, before serving his country in Vietnam from April 1969 to November 1970. Upon leaving the Army he went to work as a lineman and spent his career working at AP&L in Little Rock, Ark., then moving to Washington state where he worked for PUD before returning home to Nashville, Ark., where he retired from SWEPCO.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Nashville, Ark., where he served as an active Deacon, taught a men’s Sunday School Class and served on various committees.

Bob loved life on the lake, in the woods hunting, fishing, and spending time reading in his recliner. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends, always welcoming the opportunity to visit and fellowship.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Mara McGill; a niece, Cara Jones; a sister-in-law, Judy Jackson; and nephew, Paul Jackson, Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Gail Hartsfield McGill; a daughter, Michelle McGill Boulden and husband, Beau, of Leawood, Kans.; a son, Mark McGill and wife, Natalee ,of North Little Rock, Ark.; three grandchildren, Hunter Tuggle, Macee and Miles McGill; a sister, Gayle McGill Jones and husband, Gayden; a brother, George McGill, and wife Georgia; brothers-in-law, Paul E. Jackson, Jerry Hartsfield and wife, Pam, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Nashville, Ark., with Pastor Stan Parris, Pastor Kevin Sartin, and Pastor David Blase officiating. Pallbearers were his nephews, Phillip Jackson, Perry Jackson, Chris and Matt Hartsfield, Chris and David McGill. The family received friends at First Baptist Church on Sunday from 1 p.m. until service time. Interment followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Hope under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe St, Little Rock, AR 72205; or First Baptist Church, PO Box 339, Nashville, AR 71852.

His family wants to thank Dr. Shane Kimball, Dr. Chris Cate, and Dr. Jamie Burton as well as the many other doctors and medical personnel at Baptist Health Center in Little Rock who were present and fighting with him through the final weeks of his journey on earth. We are so thankful for the many prayers for Bobby. He was deeply loved by his wife and children and will be missed. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com.

James Edward Marshall

James Edward Marshall, 90, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.

He was born July 12, 1925, to the late Benjamin and Jeffie Marshall.

Survivors include: his wife of 64 years, Winnie Marshall, of Nashville; a daughter,  Gwendolyn Jones and husband, Phillip, of Nashville; three sons, Travis Marshall and wife, Deborah, Tandell Marshall, and Troace Marshall, all of Nashville; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruthie Inell Hill of Nashville; six sisters, Elessie Whitmore, Exie Pearson, Pearlene Marshall, Charlene Cannon, Elizabeth Dixon and Allie Gaines; three brothers, Lee Davis Marshall, Willie Floyd Marshall and Kelsey Marshall.

Services will be Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Sunset Church of Christ in Nashville, with burial to follow in St. Paul Cemetery near Nashville.

Visitation will be Friday, 6-8 p.m. at Nashville Funeral Home.

Send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com. Edward Lowell Shannon

Edward Lowell Shannon was born in Nashville, Ark., Sept. 9, 1948 and passed on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 in a Dallas, Texas, hospital from complications related to emphysema.

Ed was preceded in death by his father, Floyd E. Shannon; grandparents, Hal and Nell Shannon and William and Bessie Elliott.

He is survived by his loving mother, Fauntine (Tina) Shannon; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Scott Taylor; nephew, Steven and wife, Jessica and children, Erin, Amber, Jamie, and Nathan; niece, Shannon and husband, Brent and children, Michael and Benjamin. Ed is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. His friends that also share our loss are innumerable and they shall remain a part of our family forever.

Ed lived most of his life in Louisville, Ky., where he was employed in the banking and commercial loans and lending business. Ed volunteered at various charitable organizations and was always willing to help his fellow man. Ed was most proud of being an honorary Kentucky Colonel. He also enjoyed researching his Irish Heritage and all things Irish.

An Old Irish Blessing:

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face

And rains fall soft upon your fields,

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at County Line Cemetery in Nashville under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.

Visitation was Friday, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

You may send a sympathy message to latimerfuneralhome.com.

Bobby Joe Barton

Bobby Joe Barton, age 84 of Nashville, Ark., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 in Texarkana. He was born Nov. 2, 1930 in Nashville to the late B.J. and Ruby Coleman Barton. Mr. Barton was a retired farmer in the Buck Range community. He was a US Marine Corps veteran during the Korean War, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. He was of the Methodist faith. He loved the Razorbacks, square dancing and tending to his cattle. He loved being outdoors working on his farm.

Preceding him in death other than his parents, was his nephew, Rick Castleberry.

His survivors include: his children, Elizabeth Ann Barton Green and husband, Joe, of Nashville, Ark., Billy Barton and wife, Yolanda, of Nashville, Ark., Charles Barton and wife, Eunsu, of Columbus, Ga., Michael Barton and wife, Andrea, of Nashville; his sister; Annie Nell Barton Gathright and husband, Pete, of Nashville, Ark.; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Services were Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Nashville Funeral Home with Bro. James Harris and Bro. Bruce Short officiating. Interment followed in Unity Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com.

Bobby Lynn McLaughlin, Sr.

Bobby Lynn McLaughlin Sr., 80 of Crockett County Tenn., formerly of Nashville Ark.,

passed away on Feb. 16, 2015 in Jackson Tenn.

He was born on June 26, 1934 in Tokio, Ark., to the late Vernon Alton and Ollie Mae (Wisdom) McLaughlin.

He was a member of the Alamo Church of Christ, and was a deacon for many years at the Sunset Church of Christ in Nashville, Ark.

He was a retired SFC in the United States Army Reserve. He owned and operated

Nashville Auto Parts, and Mc Laughlin Mobile Home Park in Nashville, Ark.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Georgia Ruth (Gallaher) McLaughlin; three sons, Bobby Lynn McLaughlin, Jr., and wife, Rosemary, of Jackson, Tenn., Johnny Alton McLaughlin and wife, Susan, of Daphne, Ala., and Jackie Joe

McLaughlin and wife, Angela of Magnolia, Ark.; one sister, Wanda Sue McLaughlin Burbank of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 9 grandchildren, Lauren McLaughlin, Haley Thomason, McKenna McLaughlin, Will McLaughlin, Elena McLaughlin, Josh McLaughlin, Jessica McLaughlin, Jayla McLaughlin and Hunter McLaughlin; and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at the Sunset Church of Christ in Nashville Ark., on Saturday, Feb. 28.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Children’s Homes, Inc., 5515 Walcott Road

Paragould, AR 72450.

Jimmy Hooker

James Alton ‘Jimmy’ Hooker, 75, of De Queen died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.

He was born Aug. 3, 1939, in Billstown.

He was an Army veteran, was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Lockesburg, and was former owner of Hooker Tire in Nashville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nelda Jones Hooker.

Survivors include: a son, Marty Hooker and wife, Mandy, of De Queen; two brothers, C.L. Hooker of Dodge City, Kans., and Charles Hooker of Dierks; a sister, Gloria Harrison of Lockesburg; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Sunday afternoon at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Larry Frye and Joe Carlton officiating under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.

Arnold Gene McBride, Sr.

Arnold Gene McBride, Sr., 71, of Dierks died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 in Hot Springs.

He was born Aug. 2, 1943 in Talihina, Okla., the son of the late Elmer and Daisy Fletcher McBride.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Adams McBride, and a son, Arnold Gene McBride, Jr.

Survivors include: a son, Mack McBride and wife, Kerry, of Dierks; two daughters, Teresa Wiley and husband, Douglas, of Jonesville, La., and Angela Vineyard of Corpus Christi, Texas; a sister, Linda Gray of Texarkana; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in the Dierks Cemetery with Chuck Reel officiating under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the funeral home chapel in Dierks.

Nelvin B. ‘Butch’ Ruth

Nelvin B. ‘Butch’ Ruth, 65, of Lockesburg, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.

He was born March 17, 1949 in De Queen, the son of the latre E.I. ‘Pete’ and Dolly Lucille Bailey Ruth. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Kelly Ruth.

Survivors include: his wife, Diana Whisenhunt Ruth of Lockesburg; his children, Heath Ruth and Ann Ruth, both of Lockesburg, Matthew Ruth of De Queen, Dawn Miller of Nashville, Leaoriea Scott and Mark Ruth, both of Lockesburg; two sisters, Sharron Little and Evon Cox; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in the Chapel Hill Cemetery with Rev. Wesley Blankenship officiating under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. E.C. Myrick

E.C. Myrick, 88 of McCaskill, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 in Nashville.

He was born Dec. 27, 1926 in Bingen to the late Ernest Halford “E.H.” and Carrie Thelma Hipp Myrick.

He was preceded in death by a sister; Doris Myrick Belote. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and was a member of Marlbrook Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his wife of 41 years, Jeanette Coleman Myrick; three sons, Wayne Myrick, Tim Gregory and wife, Sherry, and Mark Gregory and wife, Pam, all of McCaskill; two daughters, Barbara Young and husband, Willie, of West Memphis, and Sandy Fulton and husband, Bubba, of Blevins; two brothers, Kenneth Myrick of Houston, Texas, and John Myrick of Blevins; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at Brazzel/Cornish Funeral Home, Prescott.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at the Friendship United Methodist Church with Rev. David Young and Rev. Lewis Gentry officiating. Burial followed in Friendship Cemetery with arrangements by Brazzel/Cornish Funeral Home of Prescott.

Bonnie Haislip

Bonnie Jean Haislip, 74, of Nashville died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 in Hot Springs.

She was born Aug. 24, 1940. She was a member of New Light CME Church in Nashville, and had been an organizer of the annual MLK Celebration.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Lynn Haislip.

Survivors include: three sons, Ricky Williams and wife, Phyllis, and Jeffrey Haislip and David Haislip of Nashville; two daughters, Cheryl Haislip, and Kimberly Haislip and husband, Garland, of Nashville; also grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Light CME church with Rev. Johnny Stuart and Willie Benson, Jr., officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Garden Cemetery in Nashville under direction of Brandon’s Mortuary. Visitation was Friday, 5-6:30 p.m. at the church.

Barbara Louise

Hyatt Erwin

Barbara Louise Hyatt Erwin, 78, of Nashville Ark., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 in Nashville.

She was born Feb. 9, 1937 in Groveton, Texas, to the late Luther C. and Dildy Hyatt Edmiston. After the death of her mother on Dec. 2, 1937, she and her brother, Ray, were adopted by their mother’s brother and his wife, John W. (Jack) and Maurine Hyatt.

Mrs. Erwin was a member of the Bingen United Methodist Church as well as the treasurer, secretary, and part-time pianist. She was a former member of the Howard County Extension Homemakers (president of the Bingen Club, president of the County Council, Southwest District Director), a former 4-H leader, and a former volunteer bookkeeper for the Literacy Council.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Rudolph Erwin; one son in-law, Richard Miller; one brother, Ray Hyatt; and one step-brother, Keith Tibbett.

She is survived by: four daughters, Cynthia Ann Miller and husband ,Scott Ivy, Patricia Louise Gorman, Deborah Kaye Turbeville and husband, Richard, Diana Beth Lamb and husband, Jim Bob; seven grandchildren, Harmony Burton, Melody (Jimbo) Harberson, Melissa (David) Rayburn, Dr. Dean (Katy) Turberville, Jr., Mae Lamb, Abbie Lamb, Sarah Lamb; nine great-grandchildren, Hunter Burton, Lillie Burton, Taytum Harberson, Alexis Rayburn, Ruger Harberson, Dalton Rayburn, Gemma Harberson, Adison Rayburn, Carter Rayburn; and numerous other relatives and friends that mourn her passing.

Visitation was Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home chapel in Nashville, Ark.

Services were Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Burial followed in the Bingen-Ozan Cemetery at Bingen.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Organization or the Bingen United Methodist Church.

You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com.

Gene Stinson, Sr.

Gene Stinson, Sr. 79 of Nashville, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 in Nashville.

He was born on June 12, 1935 in Clow, Ark., the son of the late Limes Stinson and Nora (Russell) Stinson.

Gene was retired from the Case Shear Plant after 57 years and was a member of the Church of God in Nashville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Amos Stinson and A.J. Stinson; and one sister, Fannie Clayton.

Survivors include: his wife, Linda (Foster) Stinson of Nashville;  sons, Gene Stinson, Jr. and wife, Patricia, of Nashville, John C. Stinson of De Queen, Ark., and Carl Stewart of Nashville; grandchildren, Joshua Stinson and wife, Courtney of Texarkana, Hannah Topor and husband, Brandon of Nashville, Scotty Stinson of Prescott, Austin Mote and fiance, Kara, of Conway, Sarah Chesshir and husband, Heath, of Nashville, and Kellby Stewart and Kellcy Stewart of Texarkana; great-grandchildren, Knox Stinson, Samuel Stinson, Wyatt Chesshir, and Bella Topor; his best friend, Harvey Walston of Texarkana; and numerous nieces and nephews.  A host of other relatives and friends mourn his passing.

A memorial services will be held at a later date.

You may send a sympathy message to www.latimerfuneralhome.com.

Mary Irene Brown Lyons

October 20, 1929 – February 2, 2015

“It Is Well, It Is Well With My Soul”

A woman of talent, quiet kindness and grace, Mary Lyons, 85, ascended into joy on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, after several months of illness. Friends and family were fortunate to be able to spend her last few quiet peaceful days with her.

She will be missed greatly by the love of her life, John Lyons, her husband of 62 years, with whom she survived Japan, Korea, Finland, and twins, as the Army took them many places. They formed many lasting friendships while living abroad. They later returned to Nashville where they happily raised their children and became a vital part of the community.

Those who were blessed with her many handcrafted pressed-flower cards and gifts will think of Mary fondly as well. Mary was also a writer, a poet, an expert seamstress, and could even play the piano by ear.

Mary loved Jesus. As a faithful member of First Baptist Church, she rocked many babies during church. She loved her Sunday School class, and she read constantly about living the Christian life and putting it into action.

Mary was preceded in death by her siblings: Lee, Len, Alice, Jessie (Bill), Ed (Shorty), Flora, Marion, Tressie, Bessie and Bert; by her daughter, Regina LaLuz, and her longtime friend from childhood, Syble King West.

She is survived by: her husband, John T. Lyons; her children: Andrea Lyons Schwartz and husband, John; Tony Lyons and wife, Carrie; Eddy Lyons and partner, John Kazee; her grandchildren: Vera LaLuz, Victor LaLuz, and Cyd LaLuz; Amanda Player and husband, Kyle; Greg Schwartz and wife, Sarah; Patrick Lyons and Natalie Lyons, and one great-grandson, Nolan Judd Player.

Mary leaves behind many special friends and companions who graced her life with love and devotion: Lou Jamison, Helen Tommey, Mary Ponder, Caroline Bell, Autrea Nail, and nephew, James Clemmons.

Special thanks for their compassionate care to the nursing staff of Howard Memorial Hospital and Nashville Nursing Center.

Services were Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Nashville Funeral Home with David Blase and Kevin Sartin officiating. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 415 North Main Street, Nashville, AR 71852 for Operation Christmas Child. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com.

Perry Anderson, Jr.

Services for Perry Anderson, Jr., 75, of Cleburne, Texas, will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 at the First Christian Church of Cleburne. The Rev. Nathan Loewen will officiate. The family will receive visitors 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at Rosser Funeral Home.

Perry passed away at his Cleburne home on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, surrounded by his family.

He was born July 16, 1939, in Nashville, Ark., to Perry Anderson, Sr. and Lola Tollison Anderson.  He was known to childhood friends and family as Tump. On May 11, 1962, he married Adrianne Wilcox Anderson in Arkadelphia, Ark.

He and his family lived in many different places, including Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee before settling in Cleburne, Texas, where he worked as Assistant Plant Manager and Manager of Texas Lime until retiring.

Over the years, Perry dedicated his time to various community organizations. In Nashville, Ark., he served as a member of the School Board and City Council. In Cleburne, he was a member of the Layland Museum Board and a member of First Christian Church where he served as Chairman of Elders and Chairman of the Church Board.

Perry was deeply involved with various Free Mason Lodges. He was a dual member of the Dumas Lodge #547 and the Cleburne Lodge #315 where he served as secretary and treasurer for several years. He was a 32nd Degree Master Mason and recipient of the golden Trowel Award. He was also part of the Commandery of Knights Templar, a degree of the York Rite of Freemasonry.

Perry was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Adrianne; son, Jeffrey Warren and wife, Jen, of Fort Worth; daughter, Ashley Anderson Moore and husband, Barry, of Cleburne; his six grandchildren, Katelyn, Alli Ruth, Lynzie, Anna, Addison, and Michael; and his brother, Gene Anderson of Nashville, Ark.

You may view the obituary online at www.rosserfuneralhome.net or follow us on Facebook. James D. “J.D.” Jones

James D. “J.D.” Jones, age 85 of Nashville, passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 in Nashville.

He was born July 15, 1929 in Mineral Springs, Ark., to the late Fred D. and Willie James Jones. He was a building contractor and carpenter. Mr. Jones was Church of Christ. He loved deer hunting, cooking, loved making things and loved to whittle wood. He loved gardening. He and his great grandchildren would go to the garden, so they could pick vegetables to take home with them. He also loved playing a fierce game of dominos with his daughter, Suzanne, his great-grandson, Andrew, and his great granddaughter, Anastasia. He was a 32 Degree Mason, being a 50 year member of Caddo Lodge #179 in Shreveport, La. He also was a Shriner. He loved his entire family, spending all the time he could with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death beside his parents were two sons, James David Jones, Jr., and Jimmy Ray Jones; his granddaughter, Amy Peebles, and a brother William Fred Jones.

His survivors include: his daughter, Suzanne and husband Dr. Sam Peebles of Nashville; a brother, Victor Jones of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren, Damon Jones Peebles and wife, Michelle, of Nashville, and Samuel Peebles, Jr. and fiancée Amanda Fronobarger of Chandler, Ariz.; four great-grandchildren, Kaden Peebles, Breanna Peebles, Andrew Peebles and Anastasia Quinney. A host of other family and friends.

Masonic Rites were held Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Nashville Funeral Home. The family received friends on Friday night from 6 to 8 pm at Nashville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com.

Margaret Ann Rawson Harris

Mrs. Margaret Ann Rawson Harris, age 88 of Hope, Ark., passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 in Hope.

She was born in Joplin, Mo., on March 23, 1926 to Paul and Florence Landon Rawson.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dr. C. Lynn Harris; and two brothers, Paul and Harve Rawson.

Margaret was Valedictorian of Webb City, Mo., High School and a graduate of the University of Arkansas. She taught school in Mansfield and Little Rock, Ark., enabling her husband to graduate from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine and become a Family Practitioner. She was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church for many years. She was a member of the P.E.O. for more than 60 years. She was past president of the AR Women’s Medical Auxiliary. In 1969 she was bestowed the honor of Republican Woman of the Year for Arkansas. In 1990 Margaret and her husband, Lynn, were recognized as the Arkansas State Tree Farmers of the Year. She enjoyed being a mother and grandmother, playing golf with her husband, playing tennis with her friends, and playing the clarinet with her daughters. She was an avid Razorback fan and had been a Girl Scout Leader for many years.

She is survived by: her children, Candy Blackwell (Jim) of Nashville, Ark., Steve Harris (Mittie) of Hope, Ark., and Marilynn Wallace (Michael) of Ozark, Ala.; her brother, John Rawson (Mary Lou) of Wichita, Kan. In addition, she is survived by five grandsons: Jason and Jamie Radcliff, Beck Harris and Landon and Harrison Wallace; six great-grandsons: Grady, Hudson, Calvin, Henry, Owen Radcliff and Hayden Wallace; three brothers-in-law, Gerald Harris (Mildred) of Pearland, Texas, Dr. Lowell Harris (Charlene) of Hope and Dr. Winfred Harris (Peggy) of Springdale, Ark.; and a sister-in-law, Gwendolyn Wells (Leland) of Bradford, Ark.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 701 S. Main St., Hope, AR 71801

The family received friends between 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home.

Burial was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Memory Gardens in Hope under the direction of Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home.

A Memorial Service was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church in Hope with Rev. Kathryn Hignight officiating. Pallbearers were Jason Radcliff, Jamie Radcliff, Landon Wallace, Beck Harris, Harrison Wallace, and Richard Rawson.  Arrangements by Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, Director.  Online guestbook: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com.

Velora Womack

Velora Womack, 85, of Irving, Texas, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.

She was born Nov. 30, 1929 at Delight, Ark., the daughter of the late William Ruel Rather and Minnie Ethel Applegate Rather. She was a member of Christ Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Womack.

Survivors include: her daughters, Glenda Lloyd of Irving, Texas, Sherry Hinson and husband, Billy, of Irving, and Tammy Rutledge and husband, Tommy of Brock, Texas; also grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; sisters Vanita Spears, Betty Grantz and Jean Rather, all of Arkansas; a brother, William Rather of Arkansas.

Services were Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in the Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home chapel in Irving with Greg Beachamp officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.

Autherene Cowling Peek

Mrs. Autherene Cowling Peek, age 92, a resident of Dierks, Ark., died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Rogers, Ark.

She was born April 17, 1922 in Nashville, Ark., and was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Dierks. Mrs. Peek was a hairdresser in Dierks for many years and was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to many.

Mrs. Peek was preceded in death by her parents, James and Nellie Cowling; her husband, Huel Peek, and a daughter, Lynda Moore.

She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Brannan of Rogers, Ark.; a son, Ronald Peek of Cabot, Ark.; a brother, Dennis Horn of Nashville, Ark.; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Peek were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, in the First Baptist Church in Dierks with Dr. David Blase officiating. Burial followed in the Dierks Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.

You may register on-line at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

Frances Tabor Hewitt

Frances Tabor Hewitt, 65, of Siloam Springs, Ark., died Jan. 29, 2015 at Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale, Ark. Born Nov. 21, 1949, in Evening Shade, Ark., she was the daughter of Audie Allen and Ermer Lea (McCullah) Tabor.  Frances was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by one sister.

Survivors include: a daughter, Sarah Provence and husband, Randall James, of Siloam Springs, Ark., and son, Joshua Stapleton and wife, Christina, of Texas; step-daughter Lisa Abbott of Bunch, Oklahoma; sisters Genieva Scantling of Hopper, Arkansas, June Manire of Dierks, Ark., and Reba Sharp of Dierks, Ark.; brother, Donald Tabor of Jesseville, Ark.; four grandchildren, Orion Handle, Dartanya Stapleton, Justin Pennio and William Pennio, and three great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. To sign the online guest book, visit www.wassonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Ark. Joe E. Goodwin

Joe E. Goodwin, 97, of Conway, formerly of Nashville, Ark., died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 at Salem Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on Sept. 25, 1917, in Eggshell (Hempstead County), Ark., a son of the late Thomas M. Goodwin and L. Tela (Keeling) Goodwin.

Mr. Goodwin was a founding member and deacon of Ridgeway Baptist Church in Nashville, Ark.  He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, and was retired from the Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he worked for 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Helen (McLarty) Goodwin; one son, Joe W. Goodwin; four sisters (Crystal Chandler, Vashti Goad, Frances Griffin, and Pauline Ramage); and one brother (Truman M. Goodwin).

He is survived by a son, Thomas E. Goodwin (Cathy) of Conway; two grandsons, Daniel (Mary) of Conway and Matthew (Lindsey) of Little Rock; and five great-grandchildren: Jackson and Ethan of Conway, and Addison, Molly, and Allie of Little Rock.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015  at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville. Funeral Services will be at 11 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville.

Memorial donations can be made to Ridgeway Baptist Church at P.O. Box 151, Nashville, AR 71852.

An online sympathy message may be sent to www.latimerfuneralhome.com.

Norma Kesterson

Norma Kesterson, 76, of Dierks, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 in Little Rock.

She was born Oct. 31, 1938, in Burg, Ark., the daughter of the late Kelsie R. and Cozie Kirby Kesterson.

She was a retired registered nurse and attended Fellowship Baptist Church in Dierks.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Don Kesterson.

Survivors include: two brothers Ronnie Kesterson and wife, Sharon, Bobby Kesterson and wife, Gloria, all of Dierks.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in the Fellowship Baptist Church with Gary Welch and James Butler officiating. Burial followed in Burg Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22 at the funeral home in Dierks.

Edward Leroy Poitra

Edward Leroy Poitra, 81 of Nashville, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

He was born April 2, 1933 in Dunseith, N.D., the son of the late Ike and Martha Smith Poitra.

He was a Catholic and was a Chippewa tribal member in North Dakota.

He was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include: his loving wife of 59 years, Delores Edwards Poitra of Nashville; a daughter, Debora Ann Poitra Thomas of Denver, Colo.; a son, Ronald Lee Poitra of Baton Rouge, La.; a brother, Eugene Poitra of Dunseth, N.D.; also grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Services were Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Nashville Funeral Home with Michael Collins officiating. Interment followed in County Line Cemetery.

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Elice W. Sweeden

Elice W. Sweeden, 90, of Murfreesboro, died Saturday, January 25, 2015 in Murfreesboro.  She was born May 9, 1924 in Daisy, the daughter of the late Harvey Crow and Sadie Miller Crow.

She was a member of the Saline Church of Christ in Murfreesboro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston; a daughter, Gail Russell; and a brother, Buddy Crow.

Survivors include: a son, Glen Sweeden and wife, Susie, of Murfreesboro; two daughters, Gloria Bagwell and husband, Jerry, of Murfreesboro, and Genasa Sarasin and husband, Ted, of Red Oak, Texas; two sisters, Patsy Furr of Hot Springs and Ruth Askew of Daisy; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services were Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro with Bro. Tommy Mounts officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Home Cemetery in Murfreesboro under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.

Visitation was Sunday from 6-8 p.m.

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Shirley Ann Gilbert

Shirley Ann Gilbert, 72 of Nashville died Jan. 25, 2015.

She was born Jan. 9, 1943 in Hot Springs, to the late J.H. Gilbert and Ovie Rene McClendon Gilbert.

She was a Baptist.

Survivors include: three brothers, Jerry H. Gilbert and wife, Dorothy, Billy Joe Gilbert, and Bruce Gilbert;  three sisters, Fern May, Barbara Anderson and husband, Andy, and Selena McKnight and husband, Terry.

Services were Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville with Bro. David Blase officiating. Burial followed at Bingen-Ozan Cemetery in Bingen under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.

Visitation was 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday before the service.

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Randy L. Roberts

Randy L. Roberts, 52 of Nashville died Jan. 23, 2015.

He was born Aug. 22, 1962 to Vivian Roberts and the late Raymond Roberts.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Jennifer Culp.

Survivors include: his wife of 14 years, Sydney Lane Roberts; his mother, Vivian Roberts; a brother, Floyd Roberts and wife, Cheryl.

A private graveside service was held at County Line Cemetery on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.

Anna Lee Horn Wilhite

Anna Lee Horn Wilhite, age 96, of Nashville, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 in Nashville. She was born Dec. 27, 1918 in Howard County near Mineral Springs, to the late Ed and Lily Bailey Horn.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Wakefield United Methodist Church, where she served many years as a Sunday school teacher.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her huusband, I.D. “Baldy” Wilhite; a daughter, Linda Jean Wilhite; four brothers, Lester, Louie, Oscar, and Elmer Horn; three sisters, Elsie Wakefield, Betty Calhoun, and Cleo Chandler.

Her survivors include: one son, Charles Wilhite and wife, Betty, of Nashville; a granddaughter, Sherry Scott and husband, Robert, of Austin, Texas; a grandson, Rodney Wilhite and wife, Barkley, of Tallahassee, Fla.; three great grandchildren, Kennedy, Emory and Nell Wilhite, all of Tallahassee, Fla; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Services were set for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Nashville Funeral Home with Bro. David Blase and Bro. Kevin Sartin officiating. Interment was to follow in County Line Cemetery. An informal visitation will be held prior to the service.

You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com.

Madean Dyer

Madean Dyer, 97 of Nashville, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 in Nashville.

She was born Dec. 26, 1917 in Corinth, Ark., the daughter of the late Elmer B. and Stella Margaret Shofner Nowell.

She was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Dyer; sisters Ruby Fairchild and Evie Thomas, and a brother, Lloyd Nowell.

Survivors include: a son, Richard Dyer and wife, Donna, of Nashville; a daughter, Betty Robbins and husband, Ken, of Paris, Texas; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Restland Memorial Park under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.

Visitation was before the service at the funeral home.

Send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com. John Steve Kirby

John Steve Kirby, age 51, a resident of Dierks, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 near Dierks.

He was born May 12, 1963 in De Queen, Ark. He was co-owner of Kirby & Kirby Dozer and Gravel; was a faithful member of the Burg Church of Christ, where he taught Bible class; and was a devoted family man. He was also the fire chief for the Umpire Volunteer Fire Department, and loved the Razorbacks.

Mr. Kirby was preceded in death by his father, George Virdo Kirby.

He is survived by: his wife, Penny Kirkpatrick Kirby of Dierks; his mother, Kathryn Chandler Kirby of Dierks; two sons and daughters-in-law, Derek and Cassie Kirby of Burg and Devin and Neesha Kirby of Umpire; one daughter and son-in-law, Laken and Daniel Faulkner of Umpire; one brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Pam Kirby of Dierks; one sister and brother-in-law, Janette and Gary Bearden of Umpire; seven grandchildren, Brayden Kirby, Andrew Kirby, Hannah Kirby, John Taylor Kirby, Jacoby Faulkner, Brielle Kirby and Amelia Kirby; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Kirby were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in the Dierks Church of Christ with Burl Young officiating. Burial followed in the Burg Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at the Burg Church of Christ.

You may register on-line at wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Edward Leroy Poitra

Edward Leroy Poitra, 82, of Nashville died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. He was born April 2, 1933.

Funeral arrangements are with Nashville Funeral Home.

Virginia Reeves Barton

Virginia Reeves Barton, native of Pike County, died Jan. 18, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband Foy, three sisters and three brothers.

Survivors included: a daughter, Ruthann Meacham and husband, Donald; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked in area hospitals and nursing homes.

Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday Jan. 21, 2015, at the Delight Church of Christ with Randy Hughes officiating. Burial was to follow in Delight Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.

Visitation was Tuesday evening at the Latimer Funeral Chapel in Murfreesboro.

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Larry Thompson

Larry Thompson, 54, of Boles, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

He was born March 6, 1960 in Prescott.

He was a member of the Crossroads Assembly of God Church in Delight.

Survivors include: his wife, Carlene Stovall of Boles; his father, Doyle Thompson and stepmother Leah of Harrah, Okla.; his mother, Sybil, and stepfather Phil Lewallen of Antoine; two brothers, Jerry Thompson of Delight and Phillip P. Lewallen of Emory, Texas; a sister, Phylissa Braley of Nixa, Mo.

Services were Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel with Danny Eckert officiating. Burial followed in Delight Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.

Visitation was Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Abram Ross Wylie III

Abram Ross Wylie III, 67, of Little Rock, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at Baptist Hospital.  He was born June 4, 1947 at Carthage, Ark., the son of the late James and Clora Alice Wood Wylie.

He was a Murfreesboro High School grad, and was a veteran of the US Army with service in Vietnam with the Americal Division. He was retired from the Arkansas State Highway Transportation Department.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vicki Camille Miller of Murfreesboro.

Survivors include: his son, Abram Ross Wylie IV, daughter-in-law, Keli Wylie of Little Rock; brothers, Jimmy Wylie of Sumter, S.C., David Wylie of Hot Springs, Steve Wylie of Sherwood; a sister, Dolly Johnson of Murfreesboro.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at Center Point Cemetery in Center Point, Ark., with Bro. James Wainscott officiating under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.

Visitation will be Thursday from 12-1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro.

Send an online sympathy message to latimerfuneralhome.com.

Sharon Cox

Sharon Cox, 65, of Nashville, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 in Nathan. She was born Nov. 27, 1949 in Odessa, Texas, the daughter of the late William and Carsey Gray Hooper.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Stacy Watts; her husband, Johnny Cox; brothers and sisters, Roger Hooper, Roy Hooper, Maggie Hooper, Freddie Hooper, and Ken Hooper.

Survivors include: a son, Brock Cox of Nashville; daughter, Misty Windham of Nashville; a brother, Wesley Hooper of Bloomburg, Texas; a sister, Diane Hamilton of Nashville; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church near Nashville with Bro.Tim Freel officiating.

Send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.

Jimmie Lee Shelton, Sr.

Jimmie Lee Shelton, Sr., 79, of Murfreesboro, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 in Murfreesboro. He was born Jan. 1, 1936 in Texarkana, Texas, the son of the late John James Edward and Lula Bell Burns Shelton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Venie Marie Banks Shelton; and a son, James Shelton.

Survivors include: a son, Jimmie Shelton, Jr., of Murfreesboro; three daughters, Sharleen Villalobos, Cindy Villalobos, and Amanda Shelton, all of Murfreesboro; a brother, George Shelton of El Dorado; also grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the Cindy Villalobos residence, 1013 3rd Ave.; Murfreesboro.

John A. ‘Jan’ Castleman

John A. “Jan” Castleman of Nashville, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 at his home.

He was born Feb. 21, 1927 in Nashville, the son of the late David Monroe “Buck” and Sarah Tennie Maroon Castleman.

He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Nashville.

He was preceded in death by three brothers: L.C. Castleman, D.M. Castleman, Jr., and Herbert Castleman; two sisters, Mary Frances Jenkens, and Lucille Cowling.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Delsie Clark Castleman of Nashville; a son, Todd Castleman and wife, Linda, of Nashville; two daughters, Jennifer Crews and husband, James, of Post Falls, Idaho and Mindy Tarno and husband, Andy, of Nashville; a brother, Michael Castleman and wife, Janet, of North Little Rock; a sister Betty Hood and husband, Bob, of Arkadelphia; also grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville with Bro. Glen Green and Bro. Paul Bullock officiating. Burial followed at Unity Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.

Visitation was at 9 a.m. until service time at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville.

Epps J. Rorex

Epps J. Rorex of Nashville, Ark., passed away on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 in Nashville, Ark.

She was born on June 3, 1917 to the late Richard Alvin and Minnie Werlein Jones in Sampson, Ala.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Nashville since 1948. She sang in the choir, served as church secretary, and taught sunday school. She was member of Elberta Chapter 538 Eastern Star, and the Nashville Garden Club.

She was beloved wife of John (Jack) Rorex for more than 63. She and Jack established Quality and Budget shoe stores in 1948 and continued serving Nashville’s Business Community until 1973 when they sold to Dale and Shirley Hamilton. They also established shoe stores in Arkadelphia, Mena, Ark., and Natchitoches, La.

Mrs. Rorex is survived by many nephews, nieces, and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. A reception followed after the funeral services at Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville, with Bro. Kevin Sartin and Bro. David Blasé officiating. Burial was at Restland Memorial Park.

Sympathy messages may be sent to latimerfuneralhome.com.

Patricia A. Brown

Patricia A. Brown, age 77, of Nashville, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015.

She was born on July 1, 1937, in Newhope, the daughter of Otto Everett and Vera Coffman Everett. She was preceded in death by her son, Gregory W. Brown; and her parents.

She was Methodist in her faith; was a college graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics, and was a teacher for Kirby and Mount Ida schools. She was truly blessed with a special gift for interior decorating; was an avid lover of football, especially her Nashville Scrappers and the Arkansas Razorbacks; and in her earlier years, as a military wife, she enjoyed cooking and entertaining for many. Above all in Patricia’s life, her greatest love was her two sons and her precious grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Bradley A. Brown, Jr., of Nashville; two grandchildren, Tyler A. Brown and Melissa S. Brown; and her very special cousin who was always there for her, Pam Kirby of Dierks.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in the Liberty Cemetery with Bro. David Blase officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.

In lieu of flowers, it is the families wish that everyone would take time to make themselves aware of what the true meaning of schizophrenia is, how it affects a victim plagued with such disease and what their life is truly like.

Guest registry is at davis-smith.com.

Kenneth Earl Barnes

Kenneth Earl Barnes, 67, of Nashville, died Saturday, Jan. 10 in Texarkana.

He was born March 25, 1947 in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Survivors include: two sons, Tim Barnes of Burleson, Texas, and Rusty Barnes and wife, Peggy, of Parachute, Colo.; a brother, Robert Barnes of Nashville; a sister, Anita Franklin of Burleson, Texas; also grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at the Center Point United Methodist Church in Center Point, Ark. Agnes Daniels Hughes

Agnes Daniels Hughes of Nashville, Ark., formerly of Pine Bluff, Ark., went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 at 4:40 p.m. All who knew “Aggie” are sure she greeted Him with a “yoo-hoo” and a “happy day.”

Agnes was born Oct. 19, 1917 in Pine Bluff, the daughter of Amber and Harry G. Daniels. After graduating from Pine Bluff High in 1936, she attended Judkins Business College. She then worked as a bookkeeper for Froug’s Department Store, also working in subsequent years at Marti’s Gift Shop, Juanita’s Gift Shop and Long’s Book Store.

Agnes married Capt. Hollis L. Hughes, Sr., in 1941 before he was sent to Germany from 1944-45 as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. When the war ended, the couple was stationed in Germany where Capt. Hughes was killed in an accident in 1956. Agnes and her son Hollis Hughes, Jr., returned to Pine Bluff where she spent the remainder of her life until her move to Nashville, Ark., in 2006. In Nashville she attended First United Methodist Church.

Many people knew Agnes from her baby-sitting and/or volunteering in community service. She did volunteer work for 10 years at JRMC, 18 years for Trinity Village and 5 years for Volunteers in Public Schools. Membership in the Bess Jenkins Club and the Aletha Study Club also kept Agnes active in Pine Bluff life.

Her greatest service though was to her Lord. Agnes was a vital part of life at Central Presbyterian Church, serving as its first woman elder, teaching Sunday school and serving as Sunday School pianist for over 50 years. She was awarded the first Lifetime membership in the Presbyterian Women’s organization.

Agnes was preceded in death by her husband and 2 brothers, Harry E. Daniels and Teddy V. Daniels. She is survived by her son, Hollis L. Hughes, Jr., of Nashville, Ark., and 7 nieces (and husbands): Lou (Bob) Bruce of Woodlands, Texas, Floy (Paul) Barber of Longview, Texas, Carolyn Kane of Hot Springs Village, Ark., Barbara Hughes of Houston, Texas, Judy Hughes of Houston, Texas, Adair (Pat) Anderson of Pine Bluff, Ark., Merry Tom (Doug) Doris of Whitehall, Ark.; 6 nephews: Willard (Kay) Hughes, III of Harrison, Ark., Milton ( Carolyn) Hughes of Pine Bluff, Ark., Tony( Rosemary) Hughes of Little Rock, Ark., Halbert (Mignon) Hughes, Jr., of Dallas, Texas, Ray Price of Pine Bluff, Ark., David (Jenny) Daniels of San Bernardino, Calif.: a sister-in-law, Betty Price of Pine Bluff, Ark.

Services were in Pine Bluff, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 at 2 p.m., at Central Presbyterian Church sanctuary with visitation from 1 p.m. until service time at the church fellowship hall. The service was led by Rev. Dave King. Burial followed at Graceland Cemetery in Pine Bluff. Memorials may be made to the Central Presbyterian Church, 6300 Trinity Drive, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 or First United Methodist Church, 1403 Sunset Street, Nashville, AR 71852.

Geneva O. Doss Walker

Geneva O. Doss Walker, age 97, of Delight, departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 in Baptist Hospital at Arkadelphia.

She was born Sept. 7, 1917 to the late S. B. and Flora Webb Doss. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Murfreesboro, a homemaker, a substitute teacher and a member of Extension Homemakers Club of Delight.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ersal Walker; son, Clyde Thomas Walker; daughter-in-law, Mary Ruth Walker; granddaughter, Kimberly Ann Walker; siblings, Loreda Denton, Ruth Evans, and Robert E. Doss; and granddaughter-in-law, Pamela Walker.

She is survived by: one son, Doss Walker and wife, Marilyn of Murfreesboro; daughter-in-law, Wilma Walker of London, Ark.; grandchildren, Jason Walker and wife, Carrie of Franklin, Ind., Robert Walker and wife, Rachael of Murfreesboro, Kristi Walker Buck and husband, Randy of Delight and Scott Walker of Bettendorf, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Katlyne Jade Smith, Taylor Ruth Walker and Cody Walker Smith; three nephews and a host of family and friends.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel in Arkadelphia with Bro. Rob Evans officiating. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial was in Delight Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Delight Cemetery Fund @ Bank of Delight. Online register is available at www.ruggleswilcox.com.

Harry Lynn Hoover

Harry Lynn (Hootie) Hoover died Dec. 31, 2014 in Texarkana, Texas.

He was born on Sept. 9, 1925 in Texarkana, Ark., to his parents, Sim and Lattie Hoover.  He was lovingly referred to as Pappy by his adoring family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Jane Hoover; brother, Richard Hoover; granddaughter, Lindsey Hoover, and great-granddaughter, Jayci Hoover.

Harry is survived by his wife of 65 years, Annette Hoover of Texarkana, Texas; a daughter, Joy Lamb, of Cedar Park, Texas; a son, Jay C. Hoover (Jill) of Texarkana, Ark.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In his younger days growing up in Texarkana, he attended Patty Hill School and played football at both Arkansas High School and Henderson State University, where he had also had his own band. It was there he met and married a cheerleader from Nashville, Ark., Annette Carlton. After starting his family and career in food service and government contracting, he became devoted to his love of the Lord and his then-home church, Central Christian Church, Texarkana, Texas, where he was a Deacon and Elder.  After living and working in several cities, they retired to Hot Springs Village, Ark., before recently returning to Texarkana. He loved his family dearly and loved people in general. He always had an encouraging word for any one he met. Pappy will be missed.

Graveside services were Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, 2 p.m. at Restland Cemetery, Nashville, Ark., under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church, 903 Walnut St., Texarkana, TX  75501 or Alzheimers Alliance, 100 Memory Lane, Texarkana, TX  75503.

You may send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.

Ralph Lex Daniel

Ralph Lex Daniel, age 91, of Nashville, passed away, on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 at a Hot Springs hospital.

He was born Nov. 2, 1923, in McCaskill to the late Wiley and Ellen Lingo Daniel. In October, he lost his wife of 65 years, Minnie Belle Morton Daniel, after being her primary caregiver for four years. A Methodist, he was a member of Avery’s Chapel Church.

Survivors include: his son, Danny Daniel (Janell) of Nashville and daughter, Diane James (John) of Hot Springs; two grandchildren, Chris Rowland of Royal and Danna Reed (Clint Snow) of Nacona, Texas; great-grandchildren, Emilee and Avery Belle Reed and Cooper Snow; five step-grandchildren, Sherry, Jennifer, John Jr., Kristina and Melissa, as well as a number of loving nieces and nephews and a host of loyal friends. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gus and Gentry Daniel, and two sisters, Ruth Flaherty and Othel Polk.

Possessed with a strong work ethic, Ralph retired at age 82 after more than 50 years working at Case Shear. He loved any activity that included using his hands — gardening, hunting, fishing, tinkering, and playing dominoes. He had an impressive memory and extensive knowledge of the McCaskill and Hempstead County areas and enjoyed talking about the old days. Talented at restoring and driving antique A and T Model Fords, he often received requests from other owners to solve mechanical problems. In his later years, he was entertained by visiting and drinking coffee with good friends at Road Mart.

Arrangements are by Nashville Funeral Home. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Graveside services and burial were on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Merrill Cemetery in Belton, with Mike Reese officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Avery’s Chapel Methodist Church, 1008 Hempstead County Road 339, McCaskill, AR 71847.

George Thomas Shewmaker

George Thomas Shewmaker, 101 of Nashville, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 in Nashville. He was born Feb. 7, 1913 in Tulsa, Okla., to the late Paris and Mabel Green Shewmaker. He was a retired cattle and poultry farmer. and was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 73 years, Martha Nadine Shewmaker; a son, Bill D. Shewmaker, and a daughter, Betty Conklin.

Surviviors include: a son, Berry Shewmaker and wife, Diane, of Nashville; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at 2 p.m. in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery with Jim Lane officiating. Send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.