Obituaries (week of Feb. 24, 2014)

William Richard
“Bill” Weems
William Richard “Bill” Weems, 88, of Dierks, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
He was born April 2, 1925 in Dierks, the son of the late William Cooper and Nettie Robert Smith Weems. He attended the First Assembly of God Church in Dierks.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Weems, three brothers and a sister.
Survivors include: two sons, Ricky Don Weems and Ronnie Weems; a daughter, Billie Rue Weems, all of Oregon; a sister, Josie Eudy of Dierks; also a grandchild and great-grandchild.
Graveside services under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at the Sunshine Cemetery in Dierks with J.W. Gilbert officiating.
Visitation was Thursday at the funeral home in Dierks.
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Shantel Lacole Stewart
Shantel Lacole Stewart, 21, of Mineral Springs, went to be with her Lord on Feb. 19, 2014.
She was born on Oct. 12, 1992, in Little Rock, Ark, the daughter of Jan (Jackson) Stewart and father Charles Stewart. She attended the New Shiloh Baptist Church.
She loved life and she loved her family. The highlight of her day was visiting with her Meme and Pa. She loved playing games on her computer, texting on her phone and taking care of her pets. She was a caring, sweet, compassionate person, she loved everybody. She was a great daughter, granddaughter, big sister and friend. She will be truly missed.
Survivors include: her mother, Jan Stewart of Mineral Springs; her father, Charles Stewart of Mineral Springs; two sisters, Chandra Stewart and Camry Stewart of Mineral Springs; maternal grandparents, Sammy and Ann Jackson of Mineral Springs; one uncle, Lonnie Jackson and wife Regina of Arkadelphia, Ark.; two cousins, Brittany Jackson and Kelby Jackson of Arkadelphia. A host of great aunts; uncles; other relatives and friends mourn her passing.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral home chapel in Nashville. Burial followed in Mineral Springs Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.
Visitation was Friday Feb. 21, 2014 from 6-8p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville, Arkansas.
You may send an online sympathy message to latimerfuneralhome.com.
Mollie Lou Harris
Mollie Lou Harris, 85, of Murfreesboro, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 in Murfreesboro.  She was born July 25, 1928 in McCaskill, the daughter of the late Luther Young and Florence Hood Young.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Harris; three brothers, Derwood, Juel Denton, and R.J. (Mutt) Young; and a grandson.
 Survivors include: three daughters, Wanda O’Neal and husband, Robert, Virginia Terrell and husband, David, and Sheila Terrell and husband, Marvin, all of Murfreesboro; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel, Murfreesboro with Bro. Al Terrell officiating. Burial followed in Roy Cemetery near Murfreesboro under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.
Visitation was Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. in Murfreesboro.
You may send an online sympathy message to latimerfuneralhome.com.
Sylvia Ann
Schooley Chambers
Sylvia Ann Schooley Chambers 77 of Mineral Springs, Ark., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 in a Texarkana hospital.
She was born on Nov. 24, 1936 the daughter of the late Dick and Verna Schooley.
Mrs. Chambers was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church, a homemaker, and a foster parent for 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Chambers, a daughter, Jill Arnold, and a brother, Wallace Schooley.
Survivors include: her daughters, Joey DeLaugher; Kandis Hurley and husband, Jimmy,  of Texarkana, Texas; Jada Dougan of Russellville, Ark., Kiandra Nipp and husband, Terry, of Camden, Ark., daughters by legal guardianship Tammy Robinson, Claudia, and Norma Gauldamez; son-in-law, Floyd Arnold; one brother, Jack Schooley of Mineral Springs, Ark.; grandchildren Cameron (Molly), Brandon (Trista), and Haydon(Jaime) Arnold, Christa (Curtis) Coleman, Jaise McIntosh, Jamie (Tiffany), Joey (Raney), and Julianna Hurley, Colby Feemster, Gabi Dougan, Aria and Logan Nipp; Great-grandchildren Sydney, Carson, Mattison, Maddox, Maddon, Mack, Adyson,  Maggie, Talon, and Olivia.
Funeral Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Baptist Church with Bro. Bruce Short officiating, with burial following in Liberty Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at Latimer Funeral Home.
You may send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.
Harold David Bray
Harold David Bray, 86, of Dierks, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 in the Dierks Health and Rehab.
He was born April 24, 1927 in Broken Bow, Okla., the son of the late Arthur “Pug” and Brookie Brown Bray.
He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, and was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Lucille Teater Bray; two sons, David Bray and Frank Whaley; a daughter, Gail Whaley Marshall; three brothers, Arthur Bray, Hayes Bray and Richard Bray; and a sister, Doris “Humbug” Hooper.
Survivors include: two sons, Don Bray and wife, Gay, and Robert Bray and wife, Cindy, all of Dierks; four daughters, Connie Dougan and husband, Dale, of Nashville, Gwen Whitten of Broken Bow, Cindy Grady of Nashville and Kim Lloyd and husband, Ricky, of Dierks; five brothers, Wilburn “Preacher” Bray of Broken Bow, Billy Bray of Bloomburg, Texas, Butch Bray, Jimmie Dale and Pat Bray and Mike Bray, all of Broken Bow; two sisters,  Augustine “Augie” Monk of Wagoner, Okla., and Brenda Moore of Valliant, Okla.; also grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were set for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Dierks with Rev. Kenny Fant officiating. Burial was to follow in the Fellowship Cemetery near Dierks.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, February 25 at the funeral home in Dierks.
Everett Earnest Cupples
Everett Earnest Cupples, 91, of Dierks, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
He was born April 9, 1922 in Dierks, the son of the late Raymond and Della Lowery Cupples. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Thelma D. Chandler Cupples.
Survivors include: a son, Kenneth R. Cupples; a daughter, Tammie J. Yeargen; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for were set for 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in the Fellowship Cemetery with Rev. Bobby Neal officiating under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.
Visitation was set for 6-8 p.m., Thursday, February 27 at the funeral home in Dierks.

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