Obituaries (Week of Oct. 6, 2014)

Alfred D. Anderson
Alfred D. Anderson, 63, of Nashville, died October 1, 2014 in Texarkana, TX.
He was born Dec. 1, 1950 in Nashville, the son of the late Reecy Anderson and Fannie Lucille Briggs Anderson.
He attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Johnny Lee Tatum, Archie Lee, and KC Anderson; and three sisters, Rubie Lee, Jackie Lee, and Gloria Houston.
Survivors include: three brothers, JC Anderson of Hope, Reecy Anderson, Jr. of Nashville, and Leon Anderson of Texarkana, Ark.; four sisters, Earnestine McFall and Verdia Anderson both of Oakland, Calif., Jerline Davis of Mineral Springs, and Gladys Anderson of Bronx, New York.
Services were scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville. Burial was to follow in Sunset Gardens in Nashville under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 6-8 p.m.
Send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com.
Joyce Sherman
Joyce Sherman, 82 of Mineral Springs, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.
She was born Dec. 12, 1931 in Lockesburg, to the late Perry and Ethel Anderson Houser.
She was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita Hargrove, and a brother, Vondel Houser.
Survivors include: two sons, Jerry Sherman of Texarkana, Ark., and Ronnie Sherman of Lockesburg; two daughters, Elaine Owens of Nashville, and Glenna Dunaway of Nashville; two brothers, Perry Houser, Jr. of Texarkana, Ark., and Bobby Houser of Texas; two sisters, Delores Roundtree of Alvin, Texas, and Betty Germany of Huntsville, Texas; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Central Baptist Church in Mineral Springs with Bro. Ben Jones officiating. Interment was to follow in Mineral Springs Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
The family received friends Tuesday night from 6-8 p.m. at Nashville Funeral Home. Send an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.

Obituaries (Week of Sept. 29, 2014)

Mary Catherine
Kesterson Broyles
Mary Catherine Kesterson Broyles, age 59, a resident of Wickes, Ark., died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Dierks, Ark.
She was born Sept. 21, 2014 in Nashville, Ark.
Mrs. Broyles was preceded in death by her parents, William Joe and Joyce Lee Wilson Kesterson; a sister, JoElla Trejo; and brother, Roger Dale Kesterson.
She is survived by one daughter, Tambra Knight of Dierks; two sons and their spouses, Joseph Erwin and Dan Wardlow of El Prado, N.M. and Tyler and Alison Broyles of Hot Springs, Ark.; one sister, Rachel Marie Smead of Daisy, Ark.; a special friend, Clarence “Junior” Lamb of the Greens Chapel Community; and three grandchildren, Katie Ashbrooks, Alexander Broyles and Lexi Hughes.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in the Old Liberty Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.
You may register on-line at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.
Jeremy Lee Simms-Watson
Jeremy Lee Simms-Watson, 22, of Hot Springs died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.
He was born Feb. 26, 1992 in Hope, to George and Yolanda Rogers Watson. He was a former resident of Mineral Springs. He was a former member of Tabernacle C.M.E. Church in Schaal, was a member of Haven U.M.C.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ebony Watson.
Survivors include: a son, Jeremy Simms of Hot Springs; siblings, Denise Watson of Hot Springs, George Watson, Jr, Scottanya Scott, Michelle Watson and Sabrina Watson, all of Little Rock; step-brothers and sisters AnReckez and Amanda Daniels; step-mother, Shelia Simms of Rosston.
Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 26 at the Tabernacle CME Church in the Schaal community with Rev. Chester Jones officiating. Burial followed in Jones Cemetery. Arrangements by Carrigan Memorial Funeral Services.
Guest registry is at carriganmemorial.com.

 

Obituaries (Week of Sept. 22, 2014)

Dorothy J. Norwood Garner
Dorothy J. Norwood Garner, 88, of Nashville, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.
She was born Sept. 17, 1926 in Bingen, the daughter of the late Charlie Norwood and Carrie Jackson Norwood.
She was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church in Texarkana, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas F. Garner.
Survivors include: two daughters, Kathryn McFarland and husband, Larry, of Greenwood, Ind., and Laura Carlton and husband, Joe, of Nashville; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Monday, Sept. 22, at Bingen-Ozan Cemetery in Bingen under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.
Gary Joe Stuard
Gary Joe Stuard, 61, of Dierks, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at his home.
He was a volunteer for the Dierks Ambulance Service, Dierks Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, chamber of commerce, and Dierks City Police.
He was preceded in death by his father, Claud Stuard; a brother, Ronald Stuard; and a sister, Eileen Stuard Wehunt.
Survivors include: his wife, Diane Stuard, of Dierks; mother, Marge Stuard of Iraan, Texas;  daughter, Jil Adams and husband, Mark, of Texarkana; and a daughter, Paige Stuard of Hot Springs.
Services were Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Holly Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Dierks. Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Restland Cemetery in Iraan, Texas.
Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, from 6-8 at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.
Register on-line at wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.
Alton Parson
Alton Parson, 70, of Nashville, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.
He was born Jan. 15,  1944 in Prescott, the son of the late Jewell Parsons and Lois Hartness Parsons King.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Beedie King and stepbrother, Jim King.
Survivors include: his wife, Laveda Parson of Ashdown; two sons, Alan Parson and wife, Catrina, of Nashville, and Ryan Parson and wife, Katie, of Little Rock; two daughters, Annette Fay and husband, Patrick of Vilonia, and Rena Koon and husband, Brooks of Mabelvale; four stepchildren, Susan Dancer of Fouke, Misty Porter, Marcia Mitchell, and Scott Porter all of Ashdown; two sisters, Ima Semmler of Mineral Springs, and Wilma Bowden of Nashville; one half-brother, Calvin Parsons of Pennsylvania; one half-sister, Rhoda Small of Hope; one step-sister, Doris Sillivan, of Missouri; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 at Mineral Springs Cemetery with Bro. Don Embry of Ashdown and Bro. Tim Freel officiating under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.

Obituaries (Week of Sept. 15, 2014)

Harvey McRae Arnold
Harvey McRae Arnold, 94, of Searcy, Ark., died Sept. 4, 2014.
He was born July 8, 1920, in Izard County, Ark., to the late James Columbus and Blonda Gertrude Arnold.
He was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII, and served as a minister of Churches of Christ for 70 years. He was minister of the Sunset Church of Christ in Nashville in the years 1956-59.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, and three brothers.
Survivors include: his sons, James E. Arnold of New York City, Wayne L. Arnold of Austin, Texas, and a daughter, Janice R. Arnold of Austin, Texas; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the Sylvan Hills Church of Christ in Sherwood, Ark., on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. He was cremated and his ashes were placed in a crypt with those of his wife of 65 years.
Memorials may be made to Searcy Children’s Homes, 208 E. Moore Ave., Searcy, AR 72143.
Thelma D. Ashley
Thelma D. Ashley. 82, died Sept. 13, 2014, at Sweetwater, Okla.
She was born Jan. 24, 1932 in Cheyenne, Oklahoma to Emma and L. Mark Davis.
She had been a Sunday School teacher at the Sweetwater Assembly of God Church for the past 28 years where her husband was pastor.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Letha Moxley and
Zola Clements; two brothers, Vernon and Harold Davis, and a grandson.
Survivors include: her husband, J. M. Ashley; three daughters,
Marolyn Bridges and husband, Farrell, of Marlow, Okla., Suzie Elroy, of Marlow,
Denise Drake and husband, Wayne, of Bartlesville, Okla.; four sons, Rickie
Ashley and wife, Cathy, of Denton, Texas, John Ashley and wife, Suzanne,
of Stratford, Texas, Steve Ashley, of Nashville, Ark. and Thomas Ashley and wife,
Miriam, of Pryor, Okla; three sisters, Wynona Davis, Granite, Okla., Elma Newcombe,
Chandler, Okla., and Greta Sirmons, Justin, Texas; also grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday, Sept., and funeral services were Tuesday, Sept.ember 16, 2014 at Elk City First Assembly of God, officiated by Pastor Jimmy
Keith and Bro. Ray Smart. Burial was Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Rose Chapel Funeral Service.
Marie Rooks Horn
Marie Rooks Horn, 92, of Nashville, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Hot Springs.
She was born July 11, 1922, in Nathan, Ark., the daughter of the late Wiley Anthony Jones and Lessie Williams Jones.
She was a member at the Sunset Church of Christ in Nashville.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Emory Rooks; second husband, Elmer Horn; and three sisters, Edna Westfall, Loueze Austin, and Ruth Watson.
Survivors include: her daughter, Janice Ragar; three grandchildren, Jamie Dowdy and husband, Mark, of Nashville, Dee Garner and husband, Jerrell, of Nashville, and Sam Ragar and wife, Melissa, of Nashville; five great-grandchildren, Steven Robins and wife, Aubrey, of El Dorado, Josh Robins and wife, Emily, of Nashville, Christopher Carroll of Conway, and Ella and Ava Ragar of Nashville.
Funeral Services were Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home chapel in Nashville with Bro. Joe Martin and Bro. Phillip Turner officiating. Burial followed at the New Corinth Cemetery in Nashville.
Visitation was Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home chapel in Nashville.
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Obituaries (Week of Sept. 8, 2014)

Bobby Wayne Porterfield
Bobby Wayne Porterfield, 73, of Nashville, Ark., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at his home.
He was born on Oct. 9, 1940 in Nashville, the son of the late Robert Orville Porterfield and Elese (Woodruff) Porterfield.
Bob was a small business owner as well as a sales manager in the poultry equipment industry. He was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ, where he faithfully taught Sunday school for many years. He also proudly served our Country with the United States Marine Corps Reserve. His love and devotion to his family, friends, and faith will never be forgotten, and his witty sense of humor and many catfish stories will be painfully missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Arhart.
Survivors include: his loving wife of 50 years, Marilyn Porterfield of Nashville; three daughters, Kristi Kay Porterfield-Pruss of Little Rock, Kelli Elese Porterfield of Little Rock, and Kerri Straessle and husband, Jeff, of Little Rock; a sister, Mary Bennett and husband, Jack, of Nashville; grandchildren, Parker Pruss, Peyton Pruss, Caroline Straessle, Madison Straessle, Jeffrey Straessle II, Porter Straessle, all of Little Rock. A host of other relatives and friends mourn his passing.
Services were on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at 2p.m. at the Sunset Church of Christ. Burial followed in Restland Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Visitation was Thursday, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.
Thomas F. Garner
Thomas F. Garner, 88, of Nashville, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 in Nashville.
He was born Dec. 9, 1925 in Nashville, the son of the late Andrew Clyde Garner and Bertha (Arnold) Garner.
He was a navy veteran of WWII, and was employed at the Texarkana Federal Correctional Institution until retirement.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Joe A. Garner, Julius Garner, and William E. Garner, two infant brothers, and one sister, Mary Ann Farley.
Survivors include: his wife, Dorothy Norwood Garner of Nashville; two daughters, Kathryn McFarland and husband, Larry, of Greenwood, Ind., and Laura Carlton and husband, Joe, of Nashville;a sister, Kathryn Green of Springfield, Mo.; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Ozan Cemetery in Bingen, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.
Arletta Teeter Anderson
Arletta Teeter Anderson, 92, born in Russellville, Ark., on Aug. 14, 1922 went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sept. 7, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Burl and Atha Teeter; a brother, James Robert Teeter; and her husband, Carie Leon Anderson. She was raised on Crow Mountain on her parents farm and attended schools there. She married Leon Anderson in June, 1947 and they had 53 years together. They farmed in Chillicothe, Texas, until moving to Nashville, Arkansas, in 1967 to ranch. Arletta also worked at Carl’s Fashion Center for 25 years. She loved fabrics and was a talented seamstress making many friends during her years of doing alterations. She loved to crochet and her family and friends were the recipients of afghans and baby blankets. Loving her family and home Arletta was a devoted wife, wonderful mother and grandmother. She was loved by all and will be deeply missed. Arletta is survived by her daughter, Sharon Foster (David) of Conroe, Texas; her sons, Andy Anderson (Barbara) of Nashville, and Dan Anderson (Jenny) of Little Rock; a sister, Bobbie McCoy of Houston; and a brother, Darrel Teeter (Huberta) of Malvern; grandchildren, Katie Susick (Jason), Kathy Combs (Rodney), John Anderson (Jennifer), Maggie Schneider, Lily Smith (Jerry); great grandchildren, Kali Susick, Max Susick, Aubrie Combs, Austin Combs, Grace Leslie, Brooke Anderson, and Gavin Anderson.
The family received friends on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Nashville Funeral Home.
Services were Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Nashville Funeral Home with Bro. David Blase and Bro. Darrel Teeter officiating. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery. You may send the family an online sympathy message to http://www.nashvillefh.com/.
Billy L. Funderburk
Billy L. Funderburk, 70 of Nashville, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 in Little Rock.
He was born Sept. 22, 1943 in Nashville to the late Dale and Ruthell Turnage Funderburk. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Funderburk.
Survivors include: a son, James Dale Funderburk of Nashville; a daughter, Tammy Parsons and husband, John Mark, of Jacksonville, Texas; an adopted daughter, Mary Norman of Nashville; four brothers, Gary Funderburk of Nashville, Arthur Funderburk and Carroll Funderburk, both of Hot Springs, and Joe Funderburk of Ace, Texas; a sister, Linda Anthony of Texarkana, Texas; and a grandchild.
Services were Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Nashville Funeral Home with Chip Anthony officiating. Interment followed in the New Ozan Cemetery in Bingen.
The family received friends on Thursday night from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.
William Harold Graves
William Harold Graves, 76, of Murfreesboro, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 in Little Rock.
He was born Jan. 27, 1938 in Norman, Ark., the son of the late Robert and Mary Howard Graves.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro. He was a retired fireman for the city of Grand Prairie, Texas, and a member of the Rusty Relics Tractor Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Mary Graves, and a brother Gene Graves.
Survivors include: his wife of 57 years, Martha Graves of Murfreesboro, Ark.; a son, William Scott Graves and wife, Tammy, of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Belinda Ann Hobbs and husband, Loyd, of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Twanna Kay Womble and husband, Layne, of Meridian, Ind.; three sisters, Loretta McNatt and husband Larry of Hurst, Texas, Judy Kuykendall and husband Loy of Murfreesboro, Ark., and Jalynn Nuckols of Murfreesboro, Ark.; five grandchildren, Tonya, Joshua, Taylore, Kody, and Faith; three great-grandchildren, Layne, Dalton, and Brody, as well as a number of other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, Sept. 8, at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro with Rev. James Wainscott and Jeremy Graves officiatingBurial followed in Shockey Chapel Cemetery at Norman.
Send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be made to the Shockey Chapel Cemetery C/O Ralph Graves, 376 Smith Creek Rd., Norman, AR 71960.

Obituaries (Week of Sept. 1, 2014)

Byron Damon Thompson
Byron Damon Thompson was born Nov. 2, 1928, at Saratoga, Ark., to George Lawrence Thompson and Fanta Mae Reed Thompson. He first became a resident of Howard County when his family moved from the Hempstead County side of Saratoga to the company village of Okay where his father was a supervisor at the newly constructed Ideal Cement Plant.
After graduating from Saratoga High School in 1946, Byron enlisted in the U.S. Navy and after basic training was assigned to the medical corps at Long Beach Naval Hospital until his honorable discharge in 1948.Following his discharge, Byron attended Arkansas State Teachers College at Conway (University of Central Arkansas) where he was a member of the varsity basketball team and president of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity.   In 1950 Byron transferred to Henderson State Teachers College at Arkadelphia where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.  Byron taught and coached at both Saratoga and Hope before leaving the coaching and teaching profession to accept employment with Ideal Cement Company in Okay as Personnel Director and Safety Supervisor. In 1963 Byron became Plant Manager and remained in that capacity until 1979 at which time he was transferred to Denver, Colo., as Regional Manager/Southern Region. At the time of his retirement from Ideal Basic Industries in 1984 Byron was Senior Vice President. While living in Howard County, Byron was active in both school and civic affairs serving as member and president of the Saratoga-Okay School Board, member and president of the Nashville School Board, Howard County Memorial Hospital Board, president of the Nashville Rotary Club, and board member Howard County Children’s Center.  He also actively participated in Little League and Babe Ruth League baseball programs serving as both coach and league commissioner. Byron was a member of Windsong Church of Christ. While coaching in Saratoga, Byron met and fell in love with Margaret Lee Ponder of Nashville, Ark. On Jan. 24, 1953 he and Margaret were married. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in January 2014.
Byron passed away on August 28 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. He is survived by his wife Margaret; a daughter, Laura Rebecca Thompson of Little Rock; two sons, Marshall Thompson (Missy) of Flower Mound, Texas; and Damon Thompson (Lisa) of Washington D.C.; a grandson, Robert Byron Thompson of Columbia, S.C.; and granddaughter, Laura Catherine Thompson of Dallas, Texas. Byron is also survived by a sister, Wanda Crow of Shawnee, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents George and Fanta Thompson; three brothers, Charles, George and Marshall Thompson; and two sisters, Edith Thompson Cranford and Nina Thompson Seay
Services  were held Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. at Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville, Ark., under the direction of Latimer Funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in his name to the Children’s Homes, Inc., 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450; or to the Ship of Life, c/o Windsong Church of Christ, #3 Windsong Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72113.
Katie B. Roberts
Katie B. Roberts, 82 of Murfreesboro, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Hot Springs.
She was born Feb. 4, 1932 in Billstown, the daughter of the late Robert Q. and Onar B. Stone Langley.
She was a member of the Pleasant Home Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by a son, John Thomas Roberts, and a brother, Que Langley.
Survivors include: two sons, Robert L. Roberts and wife, Sandy, of Murfreesboro, and Mark W. Roberts and wife, Pat, of La Marque, Texas; a daughter, Rosemary House and husband, Steve, of Delight; also grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a  great-great grandchild.
Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at the Pleasant Home Church of Christ, with Wallace Alexander and Steve Kelley officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Home Cemetery. Arrangements were by Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.
Visitation was Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro.
Send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.
Bertha Marie
Bell Humphry
Bertha Marie Bell Humphry, 96, of Delight, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in Delight.
She was born Oct. 23, 1917 in Pike County,  the daughter of the late Tonie Silas Bell and Mary Jane (Kidd) Bell.
She was a member of the Delight First Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ertice Humphry; two brothers, O’Neal Bell and L.C. Bell; and two sisters, Pearl Humphry and Doris Presley.
Survivors include: six sons, Wayne Humphry and wife, Jo, Winston Humphry and wife, Kattie, Jimmy Humphry and wife, Dale, Mike Humphry and wife, Becky, Steve Humphry, and Ricky Humphry and wife, Theresa; two daughters, Emma Lee and husband, J.J., and Sarah Barrett ; a brother, Harold (Jack) Bell, all of Delight; Also grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Services were Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro. Burial followed in Delight Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.
Visitation was Sunday, August 31, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the chapel.
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Henry Morris Strawn
Henry Morris Strawn, 88 of Murfreesboro, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 in Nashville.
He was born July 8, 1926 in Pike County, Ark., the son of the late Henry Austin and Beulah Belle Strawn.
He was a member of the Harvest Time Assembly of God in Murfreesboro and was an Army veteran.
Survivors include: two sons, Glen Strawn and wife, Roberta, of Jonesboro, and Larry Strawn and wife, Linda, of Nathan; two daughters, Evelyn Smyth of Hot Springs Village, and Dorris Reilly and husband, Tom, of Dade City, Fla.; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro, with burial to follow in Murfreesboro Cemetery with Glen Strawn, Johnny Baker, and John Funderburk officiating. Arrangements are by Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro.
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Carl Ray Turner
Carl Ray Turner, 85, of Nashville Ark., passed away on Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014 in Nashville.
He was born Oct. 28, 1928 in Hope, Ark., the son of the late A.B. Turner and Coral (Louise) Turner.
He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church of Nashville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Mike Turner; one sister, and two brothers.
Survivors include: his wife, Rachel Turner, of Nashville; a son, Brent Turner and wife Linda of Nashville, Ark.; a daughter, Carla Turner Haynie and husband, Raymond, of Hot Springs, Ark.; a sister, Melba Hogan, of Hope, Ark.; four grandchildren, Pam Nicholson of Texarkana, Texas, Kim Turner Lewis and Jarrett of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Alison Haynie of Hot Springs, Ark., Laura Haynie of Little Rock, Ark.; two great-grandchildren, Claire and Grayson Lewis of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; and a host of other relatives and friends mourn his passing.
Funeral Services will be on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Latimer Funeral home chapel in Nashville with Bro. David Blase officiating. Burial to follow at Restland Memorial Park cemetery in Nashville.
Visitation will be on Wednesday September 3, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral home chapel in Nashville.
Romans 1:16  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;

The family would like to express a very special thank you, for the care that Nashville Nursing and Rehab Center provided for Mr. Turner.

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

Obituaries (Week of Aug. 25, 2014)

Wendell ‘Scott’ Turner
There was a memorial service on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church near Nashville for Wendell ‘Scott’ Turner, 33, of Ozan who died at his parents’ home on Aug. 18, 2014.
Officiating were: Bro. Bobby Neal, Bro. Travis Young and Bro. Thomas Ward.
Survivors are Wendell and Donna Turner of Ozan; two brothers, Brandon Turner and wife, Sara, and Christopher Turner and wife, Alisha, of Ft. Riley, Kans.; a sister, Tabatha young of Hope.
Memorials may be made to the mental health foundation of your choice.
Bro. Buddie E. McKamie
Bro. Buddie E. McKamie, 80 of Emmet, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 in Texarkana.
He was born March 24, 1934 in Spring Hill, Ark., to the late William Allison and Clemie McNatt McKamie.
He was a Southern Baptist Minister for more than 42 years. Among others, he had been pastor at New Mount Zion Church in Nashville, Mineral Springs, and Unity Baptist Church in Nashville. He was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church in Emmet and a was a retired employee of the Arkansas Highway Department.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Jim, Willie, I.J., and B.A. McKamie; and two sisters; Effie Mae Long and Maddie Griffis.
Survivors include: his wife, Margaret Carol Jones McKamie; a son, Reganald Keith Hickey of Avon, Ind.; a daughter, Kristen Leigh Hodges of DeAnn; Also, grandchildren.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home in Hope.
Funeral service were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home. Burial followed in Union Cemetery with Bro. Lane Garner officiating.
Shirley Ray Harris
Shirley Ray Harris, 74, of Ozan, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 in Nashville.
He was born Dec. 13, 1939 in Ozan, the son of the late Eddie Harris and Erna “Reed” Harris.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William Edgar Harris.
Survivors include: his wife, Birdie Harris of Ozan; a son, Monty Harris of Ozan; a daughter, Rita Harris of Ozan; a stepson, Mark Vetter of Fayetteville; also grandchildren.
Services were Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 at Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville with burial in Sardis Cemetery in Ozan under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.
Send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.
Johnnie Roberts
Johnnie Roberts, 83, of Hot Springs, formerly of Murfreesboro, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 in Hot Springs.
He was born May 29, 1931 in Little Rock, the son of the late Jordon Roberts and Willie (Copeland) Roberts Billingsley.
He was a member of the Pleasant Home Church of Christ in Murfreesboro and was a US Army Veteran.
He was preceded in death by a brother, J.L. Roberts, Jr.; and two sisters, Charlene Henry and Evelyn Jackson.
Survivors include: a brother, Lawrence Roberts of Hot Springs Village; a sister, Marge Moran of Springdale.
Services were to be Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Home Church of Christ in Murfreesboro with Bro. Wallace Alexander officiating. Burial was to follow in Pleasant Home Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.
Visitation was on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in the chapel at Murfreesboro.
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Stacy Lyn Watts
Stacy Lyn Watts, age 42 of Rye, Ark., passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 in Camden.
She was born Oct. 7, 1971 in Atlanta, Texas.
She was a registered nurse and was of the Baptist Faith. Her hobbies included computer and Facebook. Stacy made everyone smile and always was taking care of others. She loved dancing, music, and would light up the room when she walked in.
Survivors include: her husband, Tracy Watts of Rye; a daughter, Kali Gregory of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; her father, Robert Duncan of Orchard, Texas; her mother, Sharon Cox of Nashville; a brother, Brock Cox of Nashville; a sister, Misty Woodruff of Nashville; two half-brothers, Dustin Duncan and Josh Duncan both of Rosenburg, Texas; one granddaughter, Carsyn Maroney; her step-mother, Susie Duncan of Orchard, Texas; mother-in-law, Polly Watts of Monticello; father-in-law, Edwards Watts of Monticello; sister-in-law, Sarah Cox of Nashville; a brother-in-law, Tom Watts and wife, Teresa, of Monticello; a nephew, Jacob Watts of Monticello and a host of cousins and loved friends.
Funeral service were 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel in Monticello, Ark., with burial in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.
Vernon D. Hubbard
Vernon D. “Hap” Hubbard, of Nashville, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 in Little Rock.
He was born April 2, 1957 in Prescott, to the late Floyd and Mary Johnson Hubbard. He was in the Army National Guard.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Monica Desiree Hubbard, and a brother, Jerry Hubbard.
Survivors include: four sons, Keith Hubbard of Abilene, Texas, Dustin Hubbard of Prescott, James “Tritt” Hubbard of Texarkana, Ark., and William “Corbin” Hubbard of Texarkana, Ark.; a daughter, Kelby Hubbard of Hope; a brother, Frank Senffner of Prescott; a sister, Sandra White of North West; and his fiance, Christi Beth of Nashville; also grandchildren.
Graveside services were Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at 10 a.m. at DeAnn Cemetery in Prescott under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday night from 6-8. Send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.

 

Obituaries (Week of Aug. 18, 2014)

Bob E. Young
Bob E. Young was born in Alma, Ark. on May 24, 1943. He went home to his Lord and Savior on Aug. 12, 2014. He is the son of Margaret Mayes Young and Jess E. Young. He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Ambrus Chauncy. Bob was the last remaining sibling of eight brothers and five sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Reba Johnson Young. Four children: Annette Chauncy of Texarkana, Cindy (David) Riggs of Nashville, Bobby (Staci) Young of De Queen, and Valerie (Scott) Dean of Gulf Shores, Ala. Nine grandchildren: Amy Garrett, Alisha Moore, Ashley Riggs, Amanda Welsh, Patrick Dean, Lindsey Knipper, Aundra Smith, Alex Young, and Jared Riggs. Twelve great grandchildren: Avery Smith, Addison Smith, Ashtyn Garrett, Jace Knipper, Aubrey Smith, Braxton Welsh, Haisley Dean, Kennedy Welsh, Hadley-Ann Dean, Alexis Gains, Jordan Moore and Mia Moore
Bob was a man of many talents, who was self-taught. A man of many life experiences as a Welder, Mechanic, Appliance Technician, Farmer, and Licensed Auctioneer in Arkansas and Texas.
His hobbies consisted of his love of fishing, hunting, sports and travel. Museums and the Redwoods being his favorite places to visit. His FAMILY was his greatest accomplishment and his most treasured moments were spending time all together. He had an extended family in the many friends of the Ashdown Auction which he established and loved.
Above all of this, he was a retired pastor serving diligently in three churches as well as special guest speaker for over 42 years. Bob loved our Lord and Savior and wanted to share the love of Christ with everyone he met.
Services for Bob E. Young were Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Nashville under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. Interment was in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery. The family received friends on Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. You may send the family an online sympathy message to http://www.nashvillefh.com/
Thomas “Mike” Pinson
Thomas “Mike” Pinson, age 75, of Daisy, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.
He was born March 20, 1939, at Langley, the son of Tom Dave Pinson and Lois Bessie Morphew Pinson. On Nov. 14, 1964, he was married to Sandra Austin. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Laura Golden; his parents; four sisters, Vernell Risner, Russia Taylor, Lois Dean and Lonita Ledbetter; and his step-father, Fletcher Woodall.
A United States Army veteran, he retired from Domtar in Ashdown and served as an Elder of the Daisy Church of Christ. He was a great Christian example of how a man should live his life. Vacations from work meant time to help family and friends; anything from hanging a fan or doing electrical work for anyone in need.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Pinson of Daisy; two daughters and sons-in-law, Launa and Delmas Simmons of Langley and Lesli and Kyle Efird of Umpire; eight grandchildren, Thomas Morphew and his wife, Latosha, Samuel Morphew, Samantha Manasco and her husband, Brandon, Tristan Deputy, Camryn Johnson, Lexi Efird, Lauran Golden and Casandra Golden; three great-grandchildren, Emma and Ella Manasco and Jasper Morphew; five brothers and four sisters-in-law, Ellis and Christine Pinson of Langley, Jim and Jean Pinson of Jonesboro, Jerry and June Pinson of Dierks, Derry Wayne Pinson of Athens and Jackie and Lynn Pinson of Umpire.
Services were 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Glenwood, with Harold Vaughn, Ed Coffman and Danny Hobson officiating.
Visitation was Saturday, 6-8 p.m.
Interment with military honors were held in the Langley Hall Cemetery.
Pallbearer were Larry Mack, Jason Cowart, Mike Adams, Lewis Needham, Junior Johnson and Mike Haggard.
Honorary pallbearers were his grandsons and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, 1 Children’s Way, Slot 661, Little Rock, AR 72202-3591; or to the Langley Hall Cemetery, c/o Patsy Morphew, 915 Hwy 369 N, Langley, AR 71952.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.
Lonnie William Warnick
Lonnie William “Bill” Warnick, 57, of Nashville, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 in Texas. He was born Aug. 1, 1957 in Glenwood, the son of Lonnie Warnick and Ella Sue Echols Myers.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather C.C. Myers; two brothers, Donnie Warnick and Robert Boyd Warnick.
Survivors include: his mother, Della Sue Myers; a daughter, Laura Sue Plunkett of Caddo Gap; two brothers, Ronald Warnick and Gene Shirley, both of Murfreesboro; three sisters, Debbie Suggs of Nashville, Melissa Cornelison of Crittenden, Ky., and Reeva Brewer of Bright Springs, Ark.; also grandchildren.
Graveside services under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home were Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at Bear Creek Cemetery in Kirby with Bro. Calvin Parker officiating.
Visitation was Monday, Aug. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.
You may send an online sympathy message to latimerfuneralhome.com.
James H. Lamb
James H. Lamb, 74 of Murfreesboro died Aug. 15, 2014 at his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1939 in Pike County, the son of the late Hobart and Mildred Beavert Lamb.
He was a member of the Saline Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Elizabeth Edwards.
Survivors include: his wife of 53 years, Martha Lamb of Murfreesboro; children, Jeannie Almond and husband, David, of Hope, Janet Dunson and husband, Kirk, of Center Point, Randy Lamb and wife, Penny, of Murfreesboro, Alma Barnes and husband Mark of Murfreesboro, Jeannette Carver and husaband, Jimmy, of Nashville; a sister, Shirley McKinnon of Delight; two brothers, David Lamb of Lewisville, and Mike Lamb of Deligh; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro.
Funeral Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at the Saline Church of Christ with Roger Cox and Tommy Mounts officiating. Burial followed in Saline Cemetery, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.
Send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.

Obituaries (Week of Aug. 11, 2014)

Joe Denny
Joe Denny, 70, of Delight, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at his home in Delight. He was born May 1, 1944 in Prescott Ark., the son of the late Carleton E. Denny, Sr., and Vahnita (McKinney) Denny.
Mr. Denny was a Navy Veteran and member of the Delight United Methodist Church.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  Mr. Denny was very supportive and truly enjoyed watching his grandsons in their sporting events. He was the father of Tracy Denny-Bailey, advertising manager of The Nashville Leader.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Denny of Delight, Ark.; a daughter, Tracy Denny-Bailey and husband, Scott, of Murfreesboro, Ark.; two grandsons, Adam and Alex Bailey of Murfreesboro; a brother, Carleton E. Denny, Jr., and wife, Shirley, of Delight; two sisters, Kathryn Broussard and husband, Rogers, of Houston, Texas, and Doris A. Denny of Arlington, Va.; a number of nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends mourn his passing.
Services were scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Delight United Methodist Church in Delight with Bro. Jim Henderson officiating. Burial to follow in Delight Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.
Visitation was on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Latimer Funeral chapel in Murfreesboro.
Memorials may be made to the Delight United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 23, Delight, AR 71940; or the National Kidney Foundation, 1818 N Taylor St, Little Rock, AR 72207
You may send an online sympathy message to www.latimerfuneralhome.com.
Willie Belle Flaherty Hoover
Willie Belle Flaherty Hoover, 100, of Nashville, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.
She was born Nov. 5, 1913 in Nevada County, to the late Walter E. and Beulah Ursery Flaherty. She was a member of the Avery’s Chapel Methodist Church near McCaskill for more than 70 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Imon L. Hoover; three sisters, Irene Linam, Doris McFarland and Winnie Sweat; three brothers, Reo Flaherty, James T. Flaherty and Felice Flaherty.
Survivors include: three sons, Doy Hoover of El Dorado, Wendell Hoover of Nashville and Kenneth D. Hoover of Crossett; two daughters, Joy Loe of McCaskill, Nelda Green of Turbeville, S.C.; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Avery’s Chapel Church with Bro. Jim Teeter and Bro. Joe Linam officiating. Interment followed in Avery’s Chapel Cemetery. The family received friends at Nashville Funeral Home on Saturday night from 6 -8.
Send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.
Bob E. Young
Bob E. Young was born in Alma, Ark. on May 24, 1943. He went home to his Lord and Savior on Aug. 12, 2014. He is the son of Margaret Mayes Young and Jess E. Young. He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Ambrus Chauncy. Bob was the last remaining sibling of eight brothers and five sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Reba Johnson Young. Four children: Annette Chauncy of Texarkana, Cindy (David) Riggs of Nashville, Bobby (Staci) Young of De Queen, and Valerie (Scott) Dean of Gulf Shores, Ala. Nine grandchildren: Amy Garrett, Alisha Moore, Ashley Riggs, Amanda Welsh, Patrick Dean, Lindsey Knipper, Aundra Smith, Alex Young, and Jared Riggs. Twelve great grandchildren: Avery Smith, Addison Smith, Ashtyn Garrett, Jace Knipper, Aubrey Smith, Braxton Welsh, Haisley Dean, Kennedy Welsh, Hadley-Ann Dean, Alexis Gains, Jordan Moore and Mia Moore
Bob was a man of many talents, who was self-taught. A man of many life experiences as a Welder, Mechanic, Appliance Technician, Farmer, and Licensed Auctioneer in Arkansas and Texas.
His hobbies consisted of his love of fishing, hunting, sports and travel. Museums and the Redwoods being his favorite places to visit. His FAMILY was his greatest accomplishment and his most treasured moments were spending time all together. He had an extended family in the many friends of the Ashdown Auction which he established and loved.
Above all of this, he was a retired pastor serving diligently in three churches as well as special guest speaker for over 42 years. Bob loved our Lord and Savior and wanted to share the love of Christ with everyone he met.
Services for Bob E. Young were Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Nashville under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. Interment was in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery. The family received friends on Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com
William Glenn Stone
William Glenn “Goober” Stone, 71, of Delight, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.
He was born March 30, 1943 in Delight, to the late Leon Stone and Pearl Gregory Stone.
Survivors include: his wife of 47 years, Linda Stone; two daughters, Cindy Davis and husband, Danny, of Delight, and Wanda Campbell of Dierks; one son, Clint Stone of Delight; a brother, William Cecil Stone, Sr.; also grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro with Larry Miller and Stevie Leon McKinnon officiating. Burial followed in Delight Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.
Visitation was on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 from 6-8 at the chapel in Murfreesboro.
Send an online sympathy message to latimerfuneralhome.com.
Larry Romine
Larry Ray Romine, 71, of De Queen, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.
He was petroleum products vendor at several area outlets, and owned a carwash in Nashville.
He was born Feb. 7, 1943 in Horatio, the son of Ray Burleson and Margaret Cox Romine.
He was a member of De Queen First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Randy Romine.
Survivors include: his wife, Olivia Larimore Romine; two daughters, Scarlett Romine and Stephanie Lynch, both of De Queen; Also grandchildre.
A memorial service wias Sunday, Aug. 10, the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Virgil Romine and John Lindsey officiating.
Mary Louise Seavers
Mary Louise Seavers, 69, of Nashville died Sunday, July 20, 2014.
She was born Mary 4, 1945 in Tuckerman, Ark., the daughter of the late Charles Lee and Mae Elizabeth Owens Loy.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Bo Loy, and a sister, Pat Howard.
Survivors include: her children, Robert Seavers, Michael Seavers and Donald Seavers; three brothers, Harold Gene Ferrell, Robert Ferrell and Bobby Loy; three sisters, Gloria Loy, Brenda Higgins and Cathy Loy; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
There were no services.

Obituaries (Week of Aug. 4, 2014)

Stacy Cameron Boles
Stacy Cameron Boles, 53, died Monday, July 28, 2014, in Center Point.
He was born Sept. 17, 1961, in De Queen, the son of the late Lewis and Louella Boles.
He was a US Air Force veteran.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Kelly Louise Boles Scott.
Survivors include: his wife, Kimberly Yvetta Boles of Nashville; two daughters, Raqueisha Washington and husband, Greg, of Little Rock, and Ashley Boles of Nashville; a son, Stacy Boles II, Little Rock; four brothers, Darrell D. Works and Jerry L. Boles, both of Tampa, Fla., Danny L. Boles of Fort Worth, Texas, and Eundra L. Boles of Little Rock; also, four grandchildren.
Services were Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at 11 a.m. at New Light C.M.E. Church in Nashville. Visitation was Friday at Nashville Funeral Home. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com. Interment followed in Center Point Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
Mabel Vaughn McMillan
Mabel Vaughn McMillan, 93 of Nashville, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Nashville.
She was born June 29, 1921, in Glenwood, to the late Verbie and Emma Sheets Vaughn. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She along with her husband owned and operated the Freeze King in Nashville for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil McMillan, two brothers, four sisters and a grandson.
Survivors include: two sons, Dean McMillan and wife, Nelda, of Nashville, and Ron McMillan and wife, Donna, of Huntsville, Ala.; a daughter, Cecilia Harberson and husband, John, of Nashville; a brother, J.D. Vaughn of Live Oak, Calif.; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Nashville Funeral Home. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 2-4 p.m.
Send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.
John Edward Richards
John Edward Richards, 41, of Horatio, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
He was born June 21, 1973 in Nashville, Ark. He was a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Nichols Richards, and a sister, Dottie Langley.
Survivors include: his wife, Tabitha Tipton Richards of Horatio; a daughter, Lexi Richards; a son, Austin Richards, both of Horatio; his father, Bryan Richards of De Queen; three sisters, Carol Lamb of Hope,  Pam Langley of Sarepta, La., and Nancy Kenworthy of Hope.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Glenn Tropp officiating.
Kirkline Hunter Nolen
Kirkline Hunter Nolen, age 19, of Delight, Ark., passed away on Aug. 3, 2014 in Delight.  He was born on April 28, 1995 in Arkadelphia, Ark., the son of Bennie Bradford and Ladonna Nolen.
Kirkline worked for Delight Flooring and was a member of the FFA in school. He was a good Christian who loved music, hunting, and 4-wheeling and most of all he loved spending time with his friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James R. Bradford.
Survivors include: his mother, Ladonna of Delight; his father, Bennie Bradford of Nashville; one brother, Colton Bailey of Delight; two sisters, Ashline Kay Nolen of Delight and Carrie Nichole Bradford of Nashville; his maternal grandfather, Lawrence Nolen of Delight; his maternal grandmother, Patricia White of Malvern; his paternal grandmother, Toni Sue Bradford; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends too many to name.
Services will be on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Delight Gym in Delight with Leon McKinnon officiating. Burial to follow in Bowen Cemetery in Delight under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home of Murfreesboro, Ark.
Visitation will be on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. in the chapel in Murfreesboro.
Willie Nora Young Crisp
Willie Nora Young Crisp, 98, of Dierks, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 in Carthage, Texas, the daughter of the late William and Nobie Cannon Young.
She was born May 20, 1916 in the Provo community. She was a homemaker and a member of the Holly Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Dierks.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, J.D. Crisp; a daughter, Betty Jean Crisp McNutt; two brothers, Algie Young and John Young; three sisters, Leona Young Faulkner, Elverna Young Graves and Mary Young Rogers.
Survivors include: two sons  John Crisp and wife, Sherry, of Carthage, Texas, and Mike Crisp and wife, Anna, of Dierks; two sisters, Robbie Young Enoch and Cora Faye Young Gore; Also grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in the Holly Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Daniel Barrera, Larry Frye and Clyde Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in the McHorse Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the funeral home in Dierks.

Obituaries (Week of July 28, 2014)

William ‘Bill’ Lowell Green
William ‘Bill’ Lowell Green, aged 89 years, died peacefully July 5, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
Bill was born Mov. 9, 1924, to the late Henry and Lillie Belle Green in Mineral Springs, Ark. When he was 15 he left the farm to see the world, which turned out to be a movie theatre in Texas where he got his first job.
Bill joined the Navy in 1943 and survived the tragic explosion of two ammunition ships while serving as a yeoman at tye Port Chicago naval magazine, on the evening of July 17, 1944, that killed 320 sailors and civilians. Afterward, Bill had the difficult task of responding to phone calls from family members inquiring about the fate of their loved ones.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Zetta Mae (Crowell). They were the beloved parents of Richard (Sandy), Marty (Sylvia), Ken (Julie) Green and Renee Pearce (Jim – deceased). Bill also was a much-beloved brother-in-law of Rhoda MacFarland who helped care for Bill for many years.
He was involved in the food service industry for most of his life, and retired from Laura Scudder Potato Chip Company after 40 years. He was a past member of the Knights of Pythias and was a dedicated member of the Sacramento Quality Travelers, serving for many years as a board member and two terms as president.
Bill was a grandfather to 10, great-grandfather to 22, great-great-grandfather to 9, and uncle to many nieces and nephews from California to Arkansas.
In his retirement Bill enjoyed playing golf, spending time in his vegetable garden, or just enjoying life with family and his many good friends.
A memorial service was held planned for July 27 at 9:30 a.m. at the Campus Commons Senior Community, 22 Cadillac Drive, Sacramento. Remembrances can be made to the Alzheimer’s Aid Society of Northern Calif. in memory of Bill’s wife, Zetta.
Mazie Lee Bolland
Mazie Lee Bolland, 93 of Dierks, Ark., passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Nashville, Ark.
She was born on April 11, 1921 in Athens, Ark., as the daughter of the late Roy and Virgie Parson Hunter.
Mrs. Bolland was a member of the Holly Creek Baptist Church in Dierks.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Bolland, two brothers, and one sister.
Survivors include: one son, Bobby Bolland and wife Pat of Dierks, Ark.; two grandchildren, Jack Bolland and wife Beckie of Dierks, Ark., Kammy Bailey and husband Joey of Ashdown, Ark.; three great-grandchildren, Hunter Bolland, Taylor Tallant, and Coy Bailey; and one sister, Bonnie Jean Manasco of Dierks, Ark.
Graveside services were at 1 p.m., Monday, July 28 at Dierks Cemetery, with Bro. Wayne Reid officiating, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.
You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com.
Robert Allen Woody
Robert Allen Woody, 62, of Texarkana Texas, died July 25, 2014 in Atkins, Ark.
He was born March 19, 1952, in Lamar Mo., to Robert E. Woody and the late Lois Woody. He was a former resident of Nashville.
Survivors include: his son, Ryan Woody and wife, Abigail, of Waskom, Texas; a sister, Vicky Boren of Atkins; also grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Texarkana Funeral Home in Texarkana, Texas.
Arrangements by Rosewood Cremation. Guestbook www.rosewoodcremation.com.

Obituaries (Week of July 23, 2014)

William ‘Bill’ Lowell Green
William ‘Bill’ Lowell Green, aged 89 years, died peacefully July 5, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
Bill was born Mov. 9, 1924, to the late Henry and Lillie Belle Green in Mineral Springs, Ark. When he was 15 he left the farm to see the world, which turned out to be a movie theatre in Texas where he got his first job.
Bill joined the Navy in 1943 and survived the tragic explosion of two ammunition ships while serving as a yeoman at tye Port Chicago naval magazine, on the evening of July 17, 1944, that killed 320 sailors and civilians. Afterward, Bill had the difficult task of responding to phone calls from family members inquiring about the fate of their loved ones.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Zetta Mae (Crowell). They were the beloved parents of Richard (Sandy), Marty (Sylvia), Ken (Julie) Green and Renee Pearce (Jim – deceased). Bill also was a much-beloved brother-in-law of Rhoda MacFarland who helped care for Bill for many years.
He was involved in the food service industry for most of his life, and retired from Laura Scudder Potato Chip Company after 40 years. He was a past member of the Knights of Pythias and was a dedicated member of the Sacramento Quality Travelers, serving for many years as a board member and two terms as president.
Bill was a grandfather to 10, great-grandfather to 22, great-great-grandfather to 9, and uncle to many nieces and nephews from California to Arkansas.
In his retirement Bill enjoyed playing golf, spending time in his vegetable garden, or just enjoying life with family and his many good friends.
A memorial service is planned for July 27 at 9:30 a.m. at the Campus Commons Senior Community, 22 Cadillac Drive, Sacramento. Remembrances can be made to the Alzheimer’s Aid Society of Northern Calif. in memory of Bill’s wife, Zetta.
Tony G. Sigman
Tony G. Sigman, 56, of Murfreesboro, died Friday, July 18, 2014 in Hot Springs.
He was born Dec. 19, 1957 in Englewood, Calif., the son of the late Coy H. Sigman and Beula L. (Hays) Sigman.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patsy L. Sigman, and a brother, Larry Sigman.
Survivors include: his wife, Elizabeth K. Sigman of Murfreesboro; two sons, James Sigman and wife, Tasha, and Scott Sigman and wife, Bethany; five step-sons, Billy Huffman, Shane Huffman, Shawn Valence, Mike Alderman and CJ Valence; two brothers, John Sigman and Ike Sigman.
Services were Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro. Burial followed in Delight cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.
Visitation was Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.
Hubert Eugene Wagoner
Hubert Eugene Wagoner, 61 of Newhope, died Friday, July 18, 2014 at his home.
He was born Aug, 2, 1952 near De Queen, the son of Marcella Day Waggoner and the late Stanley Wagoner.
He was a construction worker.
He was preceded in death by a son, Lonnie Dale Ivey.
Survivors include: his wife, Theresa Wagoner of Newhope; his mother, Marcella Olachia of Lockesburg; a brother, Sol “Buster” Wagoner of Horatio; three sisters, Kathy Thompson of Dierks, Rhonda Louviere of Vidor, Texas, and Mist Wagoner of Galena Park, Texas; also grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Wagoner home on Saturday, July 26, 2014 in the afternoon. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com.
Walter Graves
Walter Eugene “Bro. Gene” Graves, age 67, of Glenwood, began his glorious vacation on Friday, July 18, 2014.
He was born on June 19, 1947, in Murfreesboro, the son of Robert Harold Graves and Mary Jane Howard Graves. On April 8, 1978, he was married to Janelle Cogburn. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a member of Mount Gilead Baptist Church and was former Pastor of Community Bible Baptist Church for 15 years. He enjoyed singing gospel music with family and friends, hunting and fishing and was an avid outdoorsman. Bro. Gene truly loved his Lord and having the privilege of ministering and sharing God’s word with everyone he came in contact with.
He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Known to many as Paw-Paw, he was the true meaning of a kind and loving Christian man, who dearly loved his family. His greatest joy in life was spending time with each and every member of his family. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him, but his memory will live on in each of their hearts forever.
He is survived by his loving wife, Janelle Graves of Glenwood; three sons and two daughters-in-law, John McRae, Jeremy and Heather Graves and Tyler and Joy Graves, all of Glenwood; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn and Eric Broadbent of Bentonville and Jessica and Nick Funderburk of Black Springs; eight grandchildren, Nicholas Broadbent, Victoria Broadbent, Kaden Jones, Hagen Jones, Hayden Graves, Wylie Funderburk, Marley Funderburk and Hadley “LouLou” Funderburk; loved ones who he was also Paw-Paw to, Lindsey and Zane Luekenga, Leah Tidwell, Trevin Tidwell, Cambrie, Jacob and Shelby Thomason; one brother and sister-in-law, William “Bill” H. and Martha Graves of Murfreesboro; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Loretta and Larry McNatt of Hurst, Texas, Judy and Loy Kuykendall and Jalynn Nuckols, all of Murfreesboro; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of wonderful friends.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 21, 2014, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood with Bro. Vannoy Thomason and Bro. Brian Adair officiating.
Visitation was held Sunday evening, 6-8 p.m.
Interment was in the Shockey Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Eric Broadbent, Nick Funderburk, Nicholas Broadbent, Justin Nuckols, Jason Nuckols, Scott Graves, Bryan McNatt, Dennis Kuykendall and Randy Kuykendall.
Honorary pallbearers were Wylie Funderburk, Hayden Graves, Kaden Jones, Hagen Jones, Sean McNatt, Troy Howard, his special co-workers and friends, Denny Jester, Ron Christenberry and Loyd Wynn, Dr. Konstantinos Arnaoutakis of UAMS Oncology and his staff and the wonderful nurses and staff of UAMS, Floors 7H and 7E.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shockey Chapel Cemetery Association Fund, c/o Ralph Graves, 376 Smith Creek Road, Norman, AR 71960 or to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 495, Glenwood, AR, 71943.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.

Obituaries (Week of July 14)

Deronda Woodruff
Deronda Woodruff, 76, of Nashville, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Little Rock.
She was born on March 3, 1938 in Nashville, the daughter of the late Oscar W. Copeland and Gwendolyn (Glasgow) Copeland.
She was a loving, wife and mother and member of the Immanuel Baptist Church for 52 years and where she kept the nursery for 35 years.
Survivors include her husband, Ronny of Nashville; one son, Michael Woodruff of Nashville; two daughters, Kimberly Woodruff and Sherry Lynn Woodruff Roberts both of Nashville; one brother, Thomas Copeland of Nashville; one sister, Phyliss Slayton of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Tarren Rhealynn Roberts of Russellville, Ark., Shera Leigh Smith of Mineral Springs, and Sgt. Jonathan Lee of Seal Beach, Calif. and one great grandchild, Kynsleigh Marie Smith of Mineral Springs.  A host of Nona Kids and other relatives and friends mourn her passing.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville with Bro. Glen Green and Bro. Paul Bullock officiating. Burial followed in County Line Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Visitation was Friday, July 11, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the chapel.
You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com.
Raymond E. Crews
Raymond E. Crews, 57, of Murfreesboro, died June 30, 2014 at his home.
He was born in Murfreesboro July 7, 1956, the son of the late Jessie and Ella Crews.
He served in the US Marine Corps for four years.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Thomas Crews of Annona, Texas, Clifton Crews of Murfreesboro, and an infant brother, Ted Crews.
Survivors include: three brothers, James Crews of Lawton, Okla., David mack Crews of Prescott, and Danny Crews of Murfreesboro.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 11, at Oak Grove Cemetery near Murfreesboro.
Effie Jean Wilson
Effie Jean Wilson, 74, of Nashville, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014 in Nashville.  She was born Feb. 16, 1940, the daughter of the late James Monroe Artre and Artie Mae Adair Artre.
She was  a retired cafeteria manager for the Nashville school systems and member of the Lone Oak Baptist Church in DeQueen.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Ray Wilson; two brothers, James Artre and Garland Artre; and two sisters, Lorene Lowder and Frankie Logan.
Survivors include: two daughters, Debbie Davis and husband, Floyd of Nashville, and Judy Smith and husband, Gerald Wayne of DeQueen; one brother, Walter Artre; four sisters, Ethel Baxter, Ila Hill, Helen Kitchens, and Jo Wainwright; five grandchildren, Jason and Joanna Davis, Jennifer Jones, Joshua and Jennifer Davis, Jarred and Ashley Smith, and Ashley Davis; and seven great-grandchildren; and one special friend, Don Whisenhunt. Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends mourn her passing.
No services are announced at this time.
You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com
Jo Ann Strong
Jo Ann Strong, 63 of Bingen, died Sunday, July 13, 2014.
She was born Nov. 6, 1950 in Bloomington, Ill., the daughter of the late Donald Frank and Ruth M. Chambers Williams.
She was a Registered Nurse and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Nashville.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Williams.
Survivors include: her husband, Bob Syzdek of Bingen; two sons; Seth Strong and wife, Cheryl, and Bob Strong, all of Nashville; two daughters, Jami Strong and Lesli Strong, both of Nashville; a brother, Donny Williams, of Illinois and a sister; Hazel Chase of Phoenix, Ariz.; also five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church of Nashville with Rev. James Harris officiating.
Arrangements are by Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope.

Obituaries (Week of July 7)

Opal Cooley
Opal Cooley, 89, of Nashville, Ark., passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014 in Nashville.  She was born Dec. 30, 1924 in Tokio, Ark., the daughter of the late Grover Theobalt and Ola Cooley Theobalt.
She was a member of the Eastern Star, Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women’s Group and Share Group. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Nashville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Steuart Cooley; brothers, Hollis Theobalt, Coy Theobalt, and Grady Theobalt; and one sister, Jean Hampton.
Survivors include her son, Don Cooley and wife, Lynne of Nashville; one daughter, Kathy Schmidt of Little Rock; four grandchildren, Todd Cooley and wife, Lisa, Kristi Simms, Paige Fisher and husband, Bryan, and Brandon Schmidt; and three great-grandchildren. A host of other relatives and friends mourn her passing.
Services will be Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville with Bro. Billy Dawson and Bro. James Harris officiating. Burial to follow at Restland Memorial Park in Nashville under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhom.
Mary Elizabeth Power Andrews
Mary Elizabeth Power Andrews, 55, of Hot Springs, Ark., passed away at her home on Thursday, July 3, 2014.
She was born on Feb. 20, 1959 in Tulsa, Okla., the daughter of the late Glen and Patricia Holliday Power.
She was preceded in death by her father Glen Power, her mother Patricia Holliday Power, a brother, Paul Power, and two brothers-in-law, Freddy Blaine and Pete Cobb.
Those left to cherish her many memories include her husband, Terry Andrews of Hot Springs, Ark.; children, Amanda Bearden and husband, Shawn, of Prescott, Ark., Christopher Smith and wife, Summer, of Arkadelphia, Ark., Ashley Quidera and husband, Raul, of Prescott, Ark., and Alyssa Andrews and fiancé, David Altom of Texarkana, Ark.; her stepmother, Ouida Power of Nashville, Ark.; four siblings, Virginia Anderson and husband, Frank, of Richardson, Texas; Becca Blaine of Nashville, Ark., Abby Cobb of Atlanta, Ga., Greg James and wife, Teresa, of Blue Springs, Mo.; six grandchildren, Hunter, Elijah, Jeweleeanna, Isaiah, Alivia, and Aliyah; her ex-husband and friend, Michael “Smitty” Smith; and her beloved furbabies, Baby Bear and Pogo of Hot Springs; as well as many nephews, nieces, and a host of friends, and family.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, July 7, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Nashville, with Bro. David Blase officiating. Burial followed at Restland Memorial Park under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.
Visitation was 3-5 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville.
You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com
James Willis
James Willis, 72, of Nashville, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at his home.
He was born Nov. 29, 1941 in Blevins, the son of the late Monroe S. and Vivian Crawford Willis.
He was a member of the Ridgeway Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Marilyn Willis, of Nashville; two sons, Randy Willis of Grand Prairie, Texas and David Willis of Hope; a daughter, Cindy Willis, of Nashville; a brother, Sonny Willis, of Angleton, Texas; a sister, Mildred Honea, of Lake Jackson, Texas; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Ridgeway Baptist Church with Bro. Larry Sherman officiating. Arrangements by Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.
Send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com.
Cora M. Chasteen
Cora M. Chasteen, age 96 of Nashville, Ark., passed away, Saturday, July 5, 2014 in Nashville. She was born March 3, 1918 near Nashville to the late T.A. and Ada Wakefield Wesson.
Cora and her husband, Chasteen, had a blessed and fulfilling life. With her husband Chasteen being a Chief Master Sergeant in the Air Force, they traveled to Europe and lived in England, and Japan. Returning to the states they lived in Wichita Falls, Texas. In 1988 they returned to Cora’s home town of Nashville, Ark., and resided here until her passing. Cora attended the First Christian Church in Nashville until her health failed.
Preceding her in death, along with her parents, was a brother, Otis Wesson; 2 sisters, Lola Wesson and Verna Wilkes. Also, a niece, Margaret Stone, and 2 nephews, Tommy Wesson, and Joe Stone.
Her survivors she leaves behind include a nephew, Larry Wesson and wife, Jane, of Nashville; 3 nieces, Karen Inma and husband, Jim, of Memphis, Dana Stone of Fort Worth, and Brenda Morgan and husband, Joe, of New Braunfels, Texas; a host of other family and friends too numerous to name.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in Nashville with Bro. Bob James officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until service time. You may send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.

Obituaries (Week of June 30)

John Allen Lamb
John Allen Lamb, 66 of Nashville, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Texarkana.
He was born April 25, 1948, in Nashville to the late Obe and Ruby Clouse Lamb. He was retired from Terminix and was an Army veteran. He was also a Baptist.
Survivors include: his brother, William “Bill” Lamb of Nashville
Graveside services were Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Restland Memorial Park with Bro. David Blase officiating. The family received friends at Nashville Funeral Home on Saturday night from 6-8.
Send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.

Obituaries (Week of June 23)

Burl R. Stueart
Burl R. Stueart, 75, of Nashville, Ark., passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014 from complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was born Feb. 14, 1939 in Hot Springs, Ark.
For 32 years, he was owner and operator of Stueart Grocery Company doing business as Piggly Wiggly. For the last 15 years, he was employed by Tyson Foods. He was an active member of Ridgeway Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Tessie Stueart, and his sisters Bobbie, Billie, and Barbara.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Chambers Stueart; one son, Jason Stueart of Little Rock, Ark.; and five daughters and one son-in-law, Laurie Stueart and Kelly Ball of Little Rock, Ark.; Rena Pakis of Arctic Village, Alaska; Wendy Burrus and husband, Michael Burrus of Farmington, Ark.; and Katie Stueart of Fayetteville, Ark.; and seven grandchildren, Paul and Nicholas Pakis; Wesley and Mary Clare Ball; and Colleen, Corrine, and Caroline Burrus.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville.
Funeral Services were at 2 p.m. on Sunday June 22, 2014 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville. Burial followed at Restland Cemetery in Nashville.
Memorial donations can be made to Ridgeway Baptist Church at P.O. Box 151, Nashville, AR 71852; or to the Cancer Victims Gas Project c/o Nashville Leader at 119 N. Main, Nashville, AR 71852.
You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com 
Melissa Ann Meisenbacher
A gathering celebrating the life of Melissa Ann Meisenbacher was held Saturday, 10 a.m. at the Agape Baptist Church, 25353 Walker South Rd., Denham Springs, La.
Melissa was born on July 14, 1963 in Pine Bluff, Ark., and departed from this life on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at the age of 50 years.
She was a resident of Baton Rouge; she spent her career working for Wal-Mart. She enjoyed cooking and had a passion for conversations with laughter, time spent with her family and friends. She had a tender heart full of compassion and will be remembered as a loving daughter and sister.
She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, George and Nina Cavanah and her father, Bill Dawson.
Survivors include: her mother and stepfather, Jean Cavanah Rojas and husband, Fred; two brothers, Billy and wife, Karen of Nashville, Ark., and Charlie and wife, Kelli of Baton Rouge, La.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations preferred to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Nashville, Tenn. 38148.
Wilma Hughes
Wilma Hughes, 90, of Nashville died Saturday, June 21, 2014.
She was born July 14, 1923 near Amarillo, Texas. She was a member of the Holiness faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Hughes.
Survivors include: a son, Junior Hughes of Nashville; three daughters, Carolyn Howard of Paducah, Ky., Connie Hughes of Lexington, Ky., and Verna Hughes Hockaday of Nashville, Ark.; a sister, Nell Scott of Amarillo, Texas; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.
A private graveside service was held Monday, June 23, 2014 at Greens Chapel Cemetery near Dierks under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
Cynthia Jo
‘Cindy’ DeWitt
Cynthia Jo “Cindy” DeWitt, 50, of Hot Springs passed away June 22, 2014. She was born May 17, 1964 in Nashville, Ark., to Reuben and JoJo Reed.
Cindy was a beautiful, friendly and vibrant woman. She was a devoted wife and mother who made everyone feel important. Cindy was Director of Sales for the Hot Springs Convention Bureau. She was detail oriented and wanted things to “be done right.” She loved her job and was proud to call Hot Springs home. Cindy was a member of First United Methodist Church, P.E.O. and was a certified meeting planner.
She is predeceased by grandparents, W.A. and Frances Reed and Wier Owens and Pearl Owens Pickett; and uncles, Alfred Reed and Terry Wier Owens.
Cindy is survived by her loving husband, Larry Keith DeWitt of Hot Springs; daughter, Madison Rae DeWitt of Hot Springs; stepdaughter, Kameron DeWitt of Fort Smith; step-granddaughter, Gianna Grayce DeWitt of Fort Smith; parents, Reuben and JoJo Reed of Nashville; stepsister, Dr. Keitha DeWitt Holland and husband, Wes of Conway and their children, Meg and Max; uncles, Troy Reed and wife, Betty of Wheaton, Illinois and Thomas Reed and wife, Lucille of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother-in-law, Gary DeWitt and wife, Stacey of Dunwoody, Georgia and their children, Chandler and Keith; step mother-in-law, Mary Ann DeWitt of Charleston, Arkansas; several cousins; and many friends and business associates in Arkansas and surrounding states.
Funeral services were at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist with Rev. David Wilson officiating. Burial followed in Sardis Cemetery near Nashville.
Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Monday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Relay For Life, Hot Springs Chapter.
Guests may register at www.caruth-hale.com.
Pamela Harris
Pamela Scoggins Harris, 44 of Nashville, died Saturday, June 21, 2014.
She was born August 23, 1969 in Nashville.
 There will be a wake for her, Friday, June 27, 2014 at Nashville Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m.
The funeral will be Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Williams Memorial Church of God in Christ in Nashville.
Arrangements are by Nashville Funeral Home.
Send the family an online sympathy message at nashvillefh.com.

Obituaries (Week of June 16)

Jack Sweeden
Jack Sweeden, 79 of Murfreesboro, Ark., passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was born on Feb. 18, 1935 in Daisy, Ark., the son of the late Jim and Etta Cornish Sweeden.
Mr. Sweeden was a member of the Murfreesboro Church of Christ, and a truck driver for many years. Jack was an avid gardener and loved to share the fruits of his labor. He loved to hunt, be a beekeeper, and fish, especially on the White River.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Preston, Lewis, Merlie (Big Bud), and Berlie (Little Bud), granddaughter Erin Stone, and two great-grandsons, Smillie and Trenton.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years — they were married on June 22, 1956 in Murfreesboro — Pat Woodley Sweeden of Murfreesboro, Arl.;  two sons, Russell Sweeden and wife, Robin, Jeff Sweeden and wife, Beth; three daughters, Robin and Gary Lammers, Cindy and Floyd Cox, and Sally Sweeden; three brothers, Tom and wife, Venita Sweeden, Bob and wife, Wanda Sweeden, and Dallas and wife, Gail Sweeden; three sisters, Jessie Mae Hill, Joyce Reed and husband, Hollis, Linda King and husband, Ronnie; grandchildren Toni Blees, Zac Stone, Shanna Russell, Sara Lamb, Nathaniel (Buzz) Sweeden, Morgan Lammers, Jared, Eli, and Layton Lammers; great grandchildren Haley and Lyla Stone, Savanna Graham, Kaitlyn Russell, Easton Russell, Laini Liggin, and Brooklyn Sweeden; Mr. Sweeden is also survived by his best friend and fishing buddy, Keith Self.
Graveside services were at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Pleasant Home Cemetery with Bill Farris officiating, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m., Monday, June 16 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro.
Pallbearers were Glen Sweeden, Jimmy Sweeden, Clint Sweeden, Wade Reed, Kevin Sweeden, Scott Sweeden, and Slade King.
Honorary Pallbearers were Rod Riley, Keith Self, and Steryl Self.
Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Home Cemetery Fund.
You may send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.
Josephine Worthey Askew
Josephine (Worthey) Askew, 86, of McCaskill, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in Nashville.
She was born on Dec. 18, 1927 in Idabel, Okla., the daughter of the late Enoch Worthey and Mertie Sutton Worthey.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sherwood.
She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Thomas and husband, Lee of McCaskill, and Janie Jackson and husband, Jerry of Murfreesboro; two grandsons, John Coleman and wife, Bobbie of Prescott, Jimmy Coleman and wife, Nichole of Arlington, Ohio; three great-grandchildren, Torri Rodriguez of Louisville, Ky., Jesse Coleman of Arlington, Ohio, and Jordan Coleman of Richmond, Ind.; two sisters, Dink Cowell of Hope, and Elizabeth Harden and husband, Buddy of Deann, Ark., and  numerous other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were at 10 a.m., Friday, June 13, 2014 at Harris Cemetery in McCaskill, with Randy Hughes and John Ross officiating under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com.
Flora Faye Faulkner
Flora Faye Faulkner, 88, of Dierks died Friday, June 13, 2014.
She was born July 7, 1925 in Provo, Ark., the daughter of the late Luther and Rosie Power Faulkner. She was a former employee of Nashville Jewelry and Gifts and was a member of the Holly Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Dierks.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Hercel, Addie and George Faulkner, and a sister, Eunice Compton.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
Services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Holly Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Dierks with Glen Green and Clyde Mitchell officiating. Burial followed in the Restland Cemetery in Nashville.
Visitation was 1:30-2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 15 at the church.
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Vera Beatrice Arnold
Vera Beatrice Kitchens Arnold, 98, of Dierks, died Sunday, June 15, 2014.
She was born May 19, 1916, in the Liberty Hill community to the late Thomas Henry and Emma Frances Jones Kitchens. She was a member of the Community of Christ Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, Roger Arnold; seven brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include: two daughters, Wilma Cogburn, and Jeffie Roth and husband, Sam; a son Granvel Johnny Arnold and wife, Roxie; also 14 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, 74 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Dierks with Leah Arnold, Johnny Arnold and Richard Leach officiating. Burial followed in the Hickory Grove Cemetery near Dierks.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 16 at the funeral home in Dierks.
Orvill Carl Huggins
Orvill Carl Huggins, 95, of Dierks, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Heber Springs, Ark.
He was born July 16, 1918 in Glenwood, the son of the late Jess and Victoria Coffman Huggins. He was a World War II veteran having served in the South Pacific, and was a member of the Green’s Chapel Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine “Jerri” Harris Huggins.
Survivors include: five daughters, Peggy Miller and husband, Roy of Hyde Park, Utah, Carolyn Devasier and husband, Ken of Roseburg, Ore.,Vicki Springstead and husband, Mike, of Eugene, Ore., Nancy Lytsell and husband, Roy of Myrtle Creek, Ore., and Shelly Strasner and husband, Hal of Umpire; 16 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 24 great-great grandchildren, and three sisters.
Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Green’s Chapel Methodist Church near Dierks with Bro. Carrol Jackson officiating. Burial followed in the Green’s Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.
Visitation was 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, June 17 at the Dierks Chapel.
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Obituaries (Week of June 9)

Charles ‘Eddie’ Ray
Charles “Eddie” Ray, 63, of Nashville, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at his home.
He was born on Jan. 23, 1951, in Nashville, the son of Charles Eugene Ray and the late Peggy Merle Roberson Ray.
He was an umpire, coached baseball and spent many years at the ballpark. He loved fishing with his three fishing buddies, James Howard, Richard Lacefield, and Jerry Wilson. He was a loving husband, father, and devoted grandfather and member of the Crosspoint Cowboy Church.
In addition to his mother, Peggy Ray, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ginger Ray; and his grandparents, Clarence and Leota Robinson, and Paul Banks and Helen Ray.
Survivors include: his wife of 32 years, Anna Ray of Nashville; his father, Eugene Ray of Nashville; daughter and son-in-law, Kristi and Joshua Rosenbaum of Nashville, and daughter, Kari Crow of Nashville; one son and daughter-in-law, Kadem and Melissa Ray of Nashville; one sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Tom Jones of San Diego, Calif.; one brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Sherry Ray of Nashville; and a brother-in-law, James Howard; six grandchildren, Jade, Kollin, Kane, Leah, Landon, Piper and a seventh one on the way, Charles “Peyton,” and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Crosspoint Cowboy Church in Nashville with Bro. Don Jones officiating under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Visitation was on Friday, June 6, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 800 Marshall St., Little Rock, AR 72202, or the American Heart Association, 909 W. 2nd St., Little Rock, AR 72201.
David Warreise Jefferson
David Warreise Jefferson, age 40, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Nashville,  died Sunday, June 1, 2014 in Maricopa Hospital in Phoenix.
He was born in Tucson, Ariz., the son of David Lee Jefferson and Sharlett L. Williamson Jefferson of Nashville.
He graduated from Nashville High School, and had attended the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Survivors include: his parents; a sister, Tarlette Scott of Crete, Ill.; three brothers, Mark Jefferson of Texarkana, Ark., and Dorell and Morrell Jefferson, both of Nashville.
Funeral services were Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Sixth Street Auditorium in Nashville, with Rev. Floyd Trotter, Pastor of Clear Lake Baptist Church, Wamba, Texas, officiating. Burial followed in Mt Moriah Cemetery at Washington, Ark., with services provided by Brandon’s Mortuary, Inc., Hope, Arkansas
Visitation was Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Brandon’s Mortuary, Inc. , in Hope.
Mary Irene Legate
Mary Irene Legate 81 of Murfreesboro, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Hot Springs.
She was born Nov. 26, 1932 in Kirby, the daughter of the late Theodore McKinnon and Lora White McKinnon.
She was a member of the Saline Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, James Leslie Hughes and Billy Joe Legate; a sister Glendora Lee, and an infant brother.
Survivors include: three sons, Frank Hughes and wife, Betty, of Nathan, Fritz Hughes of Brocktown, Ark.,and John D. Legate and wife, Crystal, of Murfreesboro; a daughter, Frances Hughes Lee and husband, Joey, of Brocktown; two sisters, Fern Snelson and Ruby Sillavan both of Cottonshed; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro. Burial followed in Brocktown Cemetery.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m., Friday, June 6, 2014, at the funeral home.
Send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.
Larry Mitchell Glasgow
Larry Mitchell Glasgow, age 60, of Daingerfield, Texas, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family after a battle with cancer.
Larry was born on Aug. 22, 1953, in Huntington, Ind. He was preceded in death by a baby daughter; his parents, Elmer “Boob” and Pauline Glasgow; his brother, Randall “Eli” Glasgow; and his sister, Stephanie Glasgow.
Larry graduated from Dierks High School and later married Rhonda and moved to Brazoria, Texas, where they lived and raised two children. Larry worked as a Lieutenant at Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Clemens Facility until he retired, and moved to Livingston, Texas, and went back to work at the Polunsky Facility for another five years. Larry was raised Church of Christ, and later attended Baptist Churches. Larry was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors. Larry had many friends and loved them and his family very much. He will be forever in our hearts.
He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Vivian Glasgow of Daingerfield, Texas; his son, Mitchell Shane and Karen Glasgow of Magnolia; his daughter, Heather Leigh Glasgow of Daingerfield, Texas; three grandchildren, Michael Shane Glasgow of Dierks, Story Miller of Ft. Drum, N.Y., and Brent Armstrong of Newhope. One brother and sister-in-law, Phillip and Jamie Glasgow of Newhope; four sisters and brothers-in-law; Debra and Jerry Mounts of Dierks, Rhonda and Ronald Hunter of Newhope, Kim and Bill Roberts of Lockesburg, and Stacey and Chuck Clay of Lockesburg; three aunts, Mae Dean Coffman of Bacliff, Texas, Linda Duggan of Dierks and Bonnie Clemens of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters-in-law in Texas, Renee Morrison of Hughes Springs, Texas, and Nancy Irby of Livingston, Texas.
Larry had 19 nieces and nephews and 27 great-nieces and nephews from Newhope;  also, Lacey and Nick Fletcher, their children, Xoe, Shiloh and Conleigh from Daingerfield, Texas; Clifford Morrison from Denton, Texas; and Nele and Becky Morrison, their children Jay, Kylie and Paxton from Hughes Springs, Texas; Jerri Sherrod from Livingston, Texas; her children; Shandee Frazier of College Station, Texas and Benjamin Skylar Frazier of Tarkington, Texas; Angela and Nick Kelly, and their son, Roc, from Little Rock.
Larry leaves behind many more relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2014, in the Newhope Church of Christ with Robert Peek officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Bissell Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.
Pallbearers will be Richard Alford, Quinton Burton, Lynn Coffman, Nick Fletcher, Allen Hobbs, Sam Humphries, Robert Maddox, Nele Morrison and Cory Parr.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.
Jawan Pearson Gray
Jawan Pearson Gray, 85, of Malvern, died Monday, June 2, 2014, in Nashville.
She was born Oct. 9, 1928 in Magnet Cove, Ark., the daughter of the late Lamberth and Belle Pearson.
She was retired from Sears Roebuck and H&R Block, and was a member and longtime Sunday School Superintendent at Second Baptist Church in Malvern.
She was preceded in death by her brothers Carroll, Alfred and Frank Pearson, and sisters Cornelia Boyd, Lois Townley and Juanita Clardy-Graham.
Survivors include: her son, Mason Gray and wife Elianne, of El Paso, Texas; her daughter, Shirley Wright and husband, Barry, of Nashville; Also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Second Baptist Church in Malvern, with burial following at Price Cemetery. Visitation was at J.A. Funk Funeral Home in Malvern.
Joe Don Faulkner
Joe Don Faulkner, 60, of Pearls, Miss., died June 6, 2014.
He was born July 22, 1953 in Prescott, the son of the late Terrell Faulkner and Fern Lamb Faulkner.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Wayne Faulkner.
Survivors include: two sons, Jerry Faulkner of West Fork, Ark., and James “Backer” Faulkner of Nashville; a brother, Tommy Faulkner of Bullhead City, Ariz.; two sisters, Mary Turner Couch of Nathan and, Janice Hill of Delight; also, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Pleasant Home Cemetery in Murfreesboro under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
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Obituaries (Week of June 2)

Chester Young Woodruff
Chester Young Woodruff, 84, of Nashville, Ark., passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014 in Nashville. He was born Sept. 28, 1929 in the Center Community, Howard County Ark., the son of the late Ace James Woodruff and Tava Boatwright Woodruff.
Mr. Woodruff was a deacon and elder for many years at the Sunset Church of Christ.
He was a member of the Arkansas Cattlemans Association, and a farmer, raising cattle and growing peaches.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Wallace Woodruff; one sister, Windle Heath; and his son-in-law, Eugene T. Wallis.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Emily Joyce Anderson Woodruff; one son, Tony R. Woodruff and wife, Nita of Searcy, Ark.; one daughter, Deborah Kaye Wallis of Nashville; five grandchildren, Matthew Heath Wallis and wife, Leanne of Nashville, Anthony J. Woodruff and wife, Melissa of Scottsdale, Ariz., Benjamin Chess Wallis and wife, Linzi of Nashville, Daniel Young Woodruff and wife, Jordan of Greensboro, N.C., and Jonathan C. Woodruff of Knoxville, Tenn.; thirteen great-grandchildren, Littleton Young Woodruff, Samuel C. Woodruff, Sullivan H. Woodruff, Bishop H. Woodruff, William Young Woodruff, Isaac W. Woodruff, Maggie Kate Woodruff, Emily Ann Wallis, John Benjamin Wallis, Ellison Rose Wallis, Luke Hawkins Wallis, Emory Kaye Wallis, and Eden Joyce Wallis. He also had many special nieces and nephews.
Services will be on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Sunset Church of Christ in Nashville. Burial to follow at Restland Memorial Park under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Visitation was Tuesday, from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home, Nashville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Southern Christian Home, 100 West Harding St., Morrilton, AR, 72110; or the Children’s Home’s. Inc., 5515 Walcott Rd., Paragould, AR, 72450
You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com 
Bonnie Ray Gossage Boland
Bonnie Ray Gossage Boland, 78, of Dierks, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
She was born Oct. 11, 1935 in Steve, Ark., the daughter of the late Pat William and Grace Saunders Gossage. She was a retired nurse.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Boland; three brothers, Sam Gossage, Pat Gossage and James Edward Gossage; and two sisters, Inez Allen and Norma Joyce Gossage.
Survivors include: a brother, Calvin W. Gossage of Hot Springs.
Graveside services were at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014 in the Shed Cemetery in Steve, Ark., with David Smith officiating under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014 at the funeral home in Dierks.
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Robert ‘Bob’ Carver
Robert “Bob” Carver, 78, of Mena, formerly of Nashville, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at his home.
For nine years in the 1960s he owned and operated an LP gas business in Nashville before becoming an automobile dealer in Mena. He was widely known as a football ‘spotter’ for Razorback game broadcasts. Among other institutions, he served on the War Memorial Stadium Commission for 36 years. He was in the Army National Guard for 23 years.
He is survived by four brothers and a sister.
Funeral services were Friday, May 30, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. Interment followed in Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
Rosemary Ellen Coates Jacques
Rosemary Ellen Coates Jacques, 68, of Nashville, died May 27, 2014.
She was born April 14, 1946 in Canon City, Colo., to Jack and Ellen Coates.
Survivors include: her husband, David L. Jacques; a son, Shawn D. Jacques; a stepdaughter, Julie K. Jacques Kim; a brother, Gary W. Coates; also, grandchildren.
There will be no funeral service.
Jim L. Reed
Jim L. Reed, 96, of Dierks, died Sunday, June 1, 2014 in Nashville.
He was born Dec. 4, 1917 in Nashville, the son of the late Clarence Reed and Mamie Greenhaw Reed.
He was a WWII Army veteran and member of the New Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie; and two brothers, Delbert Ben Reed and Vestal Reed.
Survivors include: a brother, Wayne Reed of Mt. Carmel, AR; and a sister, Effie Brock of Dierks.
Services were scheduled for Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville with Archie Phillips and J.W. Gilbert officiating. Burial is to follow in Mineral Springs Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Visitation was Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Latimer’s chapel in Nashville.
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Lealon E. Dossey
Lealon E. Dossey, 79, of Saratoga, passed away at home on Monday, June 2, 2014 in Saratoga. He was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Mineral Springs, Ark., the son of the late Charles Woodford Dossey and Mary Nesbitt Dossey.
He was a rancher, a veteran of the US Army, and worked at Raytheon Missiles at Red River and at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was a member of the Walker Fox Hound Association, Black Brangus Association, and Missouri Fox Trotters Association.  He ran and operated one of the finest fox/coyote pens in the country.  He was a great storyteller with a keen sense of humor and was very well liked and respected throughout the four states community and far beyond.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Clovie Marie Dossey; and one brother, Charlie Dossey, who are buried in Shawnee, Okla. His parents are buried in the Saratoga Cemetery.
Survivors include: two brothers, Clyde Dossey of Fontana, Calif., and D.A. Dossey of Morehead, Ky.; one sister, Thelma Divine, of Shawnee, Okla.; and special friends, the Grays and Jim Martin of Saratoga.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Saratoga Cemetery with Brother A.L. Archer officiating, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com.

Obituaries (Week of May 26)

Charlie Hitt
Charlie Hitt, 78 of Mineral Springs, died Saturday, May 24, 2014 at his home.
He was born Dec. 29, 1935 in Kelso, Ark., to the late William David and Patsy Myrtle Barnes Hitt.
He was a retired veteran of more than 23 years, having served in the Marines, the Navy and the Army.
He was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death were a daughter, Laurel Susan Hitt, and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include: three daughters, Melissa Gibson of Nashville, Andrea Barton of Nashville and Darla Neely of Springhill; three brothers, Buddy Hitt of Mississippi, Curtis Hitt of Hot Springs Village, and Tommy Hitt of Mt. Home, Ark.; also, five grandchildren.
Services were scheduled for Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Maranatha Baptist Church with Bro. Bruce Short officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
Visitation was Tuesday night from 6-8.
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Jack Green
Jack Green, 73 of McCaskill, died Saturday, May 24, 2014 in Hot Springs.
He was born Aug. 4, 1940 in Padacah, Texas, to the late J. Dee Green and Estella Marrs.
He was a member of Garrett Memorial Baptist Church in Hope, a US Navy veteran and a retired poultry farmer.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Ann Ward Green.
Survivors include: his wife of 13 years, Judy Green of McCaskill; sons, Terry “Bud” Green and wife, Susan, of Little Rock, Mark Middleton and wife, Betty, and John Middleton and wife, Stacy, all of Nashville; daughters, Cindy Sullivan and husband, Keith, of Hope, and Mindy Crews of Emmet; a brother, Bob Green of Rotan, Texas; two sisters, Pat Lucas and Kyreta Kemp both of Waco, Texas; also grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home.
A funeral service was scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Chapel, Bro. Terry Evans officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Obituaries (Week of May 19)

Sammy Dale Dreher
Sammy Dale Dreher, 58, of Nashville, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
He was born May 16, 1955, in Batesville, to Wanda Johnson Dreher and the late Sammy Dreher.
He was a retired construction worker, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.
Survivors include: his wife, Dorothy Dreher of Nashville; his mother, Wanda Dreher of Murfreesboro; a son, Jarred D. Dreher and wife, Melissa of Princeton, Texas; a daughter, Amber N. Weatherford and husband, Blaine of Hot Springs; a brother, Donald Dreher of Hot Springs; also grandchildren.
Services were Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel with Al Terrell and James Wainscott officiating. Burial followed in Murfreesboro Cemetery in Murfreesboro.
Visitation was Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Murfreesboro from 6-8.
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Melba Lee Lester Liggan
Melba Lee Lester Liggan, 70, of Newhope, died Monday, May 12, 2014 in Nashville.
She was born Sept. 24, 1943 in Waco, Texas, the daughter of the late Charles Samuel and Imogene Hamilton Lester.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Massie Dan Liggan; two sisters, Margie Lester and Vickie Burnett.
Survivors include: a son, Sammy Edgar Turner of Newhope; a daughter, Becky Reed and husband, Tim of Newhope; a sister, Dorothy Graham of Prescott; Also grandchildren and a great-grandchile.
Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Dierks with Rev. Kenny Fant officiating. Burial followed in the Shiloh Cemetery.
The family received friends from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the funeral home in Dierks.
Deulon ‘DM’ Cox
Deulon “DM” Cox, 88, of Little Rock, died May 15, 2014.
He was born in Mineral Springs, the son of the late Deulon Dewey Cox and Stella Marie Green.
He was a US Navy veteran of World War II and Korea, and was a retired police officer.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Mildred Cox.
Survivors include: a son, Sam Cox and wife, Susan; a brother, Von Green, and a granddaughter.
A graveside service, conducted by the Nashville Funeral Home, was held at the Mineral Springs cemetery on Saturday May 17, 2014 at 1 p.m.
Lavonne Stokes Thompson
Lavonne Stokes Thompson, 68, of Dierks, died Sunday, May 18, 2014.
She was born March 10, 1946 in Dierks, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mabel Brummett Stokes.
She was retired from Pilgrim’s Pride and attended the Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell Thompson; two brothers, Emmett Stokes and Billy Ray Stokes, and one sister, Athlene Short.
Survivors include: a son, Tony Thompson of Dierks; a sister, Christine Minx of Horatio; two brothers, Jimmy Don Stokes and Junior Stokes all of Dierks.
Graveside services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in the Fellowship Cemetery with Craig Chambers officiating under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.
 The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 20 at the funeral home in Dierks.
Donald House
Donald House, 72, of Dierks, died Friday, May 16, 2014.
He was born July 2, 1941, near Newhope, the son of the late Albert O. House and Iva Myrtle Green House.
He was a Missionary Baptist and was a logger.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dianne Knowles House; a daughter, Kristina House; two brothers, Thomas House and Cloyce House; and an infant sister, Rose Byrle House.
Survivors include: a son, Doug House and wife, Belinda, of Dierks; four daughters, Angie Crump and husband, George, of Waldron, Sally Maish and husband, Paul, of De Queen, Rhonda Jameson and husband, Nathan, Cove, and Gail House of Hatfield; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in the Newhope Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. George Crump officiating. Visitation was Tuesday from 6-8.
Burial was in the Bissell Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.
Justin Roy Morris
Dr. Justin Roy Morris, 77, of Springdale, died Monday, May 19.
He was born Feb. 20, 1937, in Nashville, the son of the late Roy and Leeecie Morris.
He was a much-honored and published food science professor, and grape and wine researcher at the University of Arkansas. He was a member of the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame.
Survivors include: his wife of 58 years, Ruby Morris; a son, Mike Morris of Johnson, Ark.; a daughter, Linda Ramage and husband, Phillip, of Nashville; also grandchildren.
A private graveside service will be held Thursday at County Line Cemetery near Nashville. There will be a memorial service at June 6 in Fayetteville.

Obituaries (Week of May 12)

Martha Ellen Rankin Floyd
Martha Ellen Rankin Floyd, 72, of Mineral Springs, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014, in Mineral Springs.
She was born on June 1, 1941 in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late Joel Porter Rankin and Mary Ellen (Tackett) Rankin.
Mrs. Floyd was a retired bookkeeper for Nashville Trucking and member of the Central Baptist Church in Mineral Springs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter, Deborah Lynn Phillips.
Survivors include: one son, Mark Floyd (Jackie) of Coppell, Texas; one brother, John Rankin (Frances) of Rogers, Ark.; one sister, Barbara Lewallen (Dick) of Truman, Ark.; five grandchildren, Erin Gammon (Jeoff) of Texarkana, Texas, Brent Phillips of Nashville, Ark., Jordan Floyd, Jake Floyd, and Jenna Garcia (Devon) of Erie, Colo., and one great-grandchild, Aubrey Gammon of Texarkana, Texas. A host of other relatives and friends mourn her passing.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Central Baptist Church in Mineral Springs, with Brother David Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Mineral Springs Cemetery in Mineral Springs under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville, Ark.
There is no scheduled visitation.
You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com

Obituaries (Week of May 5)

Wallace L. Walters
Wallace L. Walters, 79 of Nathan, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in Little Rock.
He was born June 2, 1934 in Natchez, Miss., the son of the late Calvin Eugene and Annie Belle Parker Walters.
He was a retired welder and a Navy veteran.
He is a member of the First Baptist Church in Vidalia, La.
He was preceded in death five brothers: Earskin, George, Thurman, John, and Billy Walters; and two sisters, Helen Harper and Betty Dillon.
Survivors include: his wife of 55 years, Edith Hampton Walters of Nathan; a daughter, Deborah Sisson of Nashville; a sister, Georgia Faye Jones of Meadville, Miss.; also grand children and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Biggs Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Al Terrell officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday night from 6-8.
Send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.
Roy Odean Westfall
Roy Odean Westfall, 87, of Nashville, Ark., passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Cedar Hill, Texas.
He was born March 10, 1927 in Nathan, Ark., to the late Jordan Luther and Chloe Marie Harris Westfall.
Mr. Westfall was a member of the Bingen First United Methodist Church, a founding member of the Bingen Volunteer Fire Department, a World War II Army Veteran, a Golden Eagle for the NRA, and was retired from the Hempstead County Road Department.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mildred Breedlove Westfall; a son, Carl David Westfall; and a brother Orville Westfall.
Survivors include: two sons, Freddie Westfall and wife Cindy of Royston, Ga., and Paul Westfall and wife Sharon of Oxford, N.C.; a daughter, Anna Chandler and husband Rick of Cedar Hill, Texas; four brothers, T.J. Westfall of Nashville, Ark., Joe Westfall of Mineral Springs, Ark., Harold Westfall of North Richland Hills, Texas; and Glen Westfall of Paris, Texas; 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2014 at Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.
Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville, with Bro. James Harris and Matt Bennett officiating. Burial followed in Ozan Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Bingen Volunteer Fire Department or Bingen United Methodist Church.
You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com.
James Robert Jackson
James Robert “Jake” Jackson, 54, a resident of Cleveland, Tenn., passed away on April 16, 2014 in Nashville, Tenn., succumbing to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Dec. 26, 2013.
Jake was born Nov. 27, 1959 in Atlanta, Ga.
He was a graduate of Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Tenn. He was employed as a mechanical engineer by Whirlpool Corporation in Cleveland, Tenn., at the time of his death and was previously employed by Poulan/Electrolux in Nashville, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Krogman Jackson of Cleveland, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Catherine Jackson of Cookeville, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Jaima and Scott Shoup of Cookeville, Tenn.; granddaughters, Elizabeth and Rebecca Jackson, Kyla Shoup, all of Cookeville, Tenn.; mother and stepfather, Veva and Billy Foster of Horatio, Ark.; brother, David Jackson of Horatio, Ark.; father, Ed Jackson of Houston, Texas; stepdaughter, Janean Mills of Cookeville, Tenn.; step-granddaughters Jocelyn and Jaylin Mills. He leaves behind also a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Jake loved his family and friends and all will miss him greatly.
Jake’s physical body was cremated at his request and his soul is in heaven awaiting the rest of us. A memorial service is planned for July 26th, 2014 at Companion Funeral & Cremation Service, 2415 Georgetown Rd. NW, Cleveland, TN 37311 (check with Companion for any change or exact time). In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to Horatio United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.
You may leave a condolence for the family at the following web site: http://www.companionfunerals.com/obituaries/1345-james-robert-jackson
Vada Jean Ward
Vada Jean Ward, 78 of Nashville, Ark., died Friday, May 2, 2014 at her home.
She was born Oct. 22, 1935 in Prescott, Ark., to the late Earl Newton and Martha Della Richardson Gourley. She was a salesclerk for Western Auto Store in Nashville and was a Baptist.
Preceding her in death was a daughter, Debra Jean Holliday; a brother, Bud Gourley; and a sister, Maxine McKamie.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Hershel Ward of Nashville; a son, Michael Lynn Ward of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Pamela Diane Carver of Nashville; five sisters, Ada Faye Tompkins of Prescott, Margaret Cornelius of Hope, Betty Jo Bailey of Hope, Karen Neneman of Wisconsin, and Linda Grant of Hope; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Monday , May 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Restland Memorial Park Cemetery with Bro. Kevin Jewell officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2-4.
Send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.
Ron Windole Elmore
Ron Windole Elmore, 56, of McCaskill,died Friday, May 2, 2014 at his home.
He was born May 20, 1957 in Hope, Ark., the son of the late Thomas and Eloise Nita Stone Elmore.
He was preceded in death by his son, Ron Windole Elmore, Jr.
Survivors include: his wife, Karen Elmore of McCaskill; a son, Todd Thomas Elmore of Hope; one brother, Scott Elmore of McCaskill; and a granddaughter.
Graveside services were at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Harris Cemetery in McCaskill, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.
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Obituaries (Week of April 21)

Dewey Blount
Dewey Blount, 76, of Delight, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Texarkana, Texas.
He was born July 24, 1937 in Delight, the son of the late Grover Blount and Myrtle Cross Blount.
He was a 32nd Degree Mason, Army Veteran, retired welder, and an egg producer.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Blount.
Survivors include: his wife, Ruth Blount of Delight; a daughter, Carol Young and husband, Myron of Texarkana, Ark.; a brother, Lindell Blount of Delight; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Latimer Funeral Home Chapel, Murfreesboro with Larry Miller officiating. Burial followed in Delight Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.
Visitation was Friday,  April 18, 2014 at the chapel in Murfreesboro.
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Dillard D.  Hill
Mr. Dillard D. Hill, age 83, a resident of Dierks, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at his home.
He was born Oct. 1, 1930 in the Burg Community near Umpire, Ark. He was a logger all his life, an avid hunter and a Baptist.  He married Ila Lavelle Artre on July 5, 1950.
Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his parents, James and Rosa Choate Hill; 3 brothers, 7 sisters and one daughter, Sandra D. Hill Simmons.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ila Hill; three daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Gary Bobo of Dierks, Ark., Cathy and Bruce Francis of Kirby, Ark., and Jeanne and Glenn Davis of De Queen, Ark.; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Madonna Hill of Dierks, Ark.; one sister, Betty Lee Brock of Dierks, Ark.; 12 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral Services for Mr. Hill were at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Dierks First Baptist Church with David Blase officiating. Burial followed in the Burg Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.
The family received friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, April 18 at the funeral home in Dierks.
You may register on-line at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.
John Bell Roberson
John Bell Roberson, 92, of Nashville, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Nashville.
He was born Sept. 21, 1921 in Howard County, the son of the late John J. and Mary Bell Roberson.
He served in the South Pacific in World War II, was a graduate of University of Arkansas, a retired teacher and cattle farmer, and member of the First Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Roberson on Nov. 8, 2012; and his sister, Mary Frances Roberson Schirmer on July 19, 1996.
He was cremated with no services. His ashes will be scattered at the “Big Ditch” on the  Roberson Farm on Highway 369 in the same location as his wife, JoAnn.
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Larry Ray Wynn
Larry Ray “Pat” Wynn, 68, died Monday, April 14, 2014.
He was born Aug. 28, 1946, in Nashville, the son of the late Maurice and Tommie Lee Wynn.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gracie Wynn; and a brother, Maurice Wynn, Jr.
He was a member of New Light CME Church.
Services were Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Nashville Funeral Home. After the services his wish was to be cremated.
Send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.
John H. Butler
John H. Butler, 86, of Lockesburg, died April 17, 2014.
He was born Nov. 17, 1928 at Lockesburg to the late Henry and Emma Young Butler.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a former police chief of Texarkana, Ark., and was a member of Lockesburg First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Baxley, and a brother, Dennis Butler.
Survivors include: his wife of almost 65 years, Audine Butler; and a sister, Bonnie Johnson of Sulphur Springs, Texas.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, April 21, 2014 at Lockesburg First United Methodist Church with Rev. Terry Chapman officiating. Burial followed in the Bellville Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.
John William Newberg
John William ‘Billy’ Newberg, 70, of Ashdown, died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home.
He was born June 10, 1943 in Nashville, to the late Henry and Sarah Newberg. He was a member of Waterall Christian Church. He was retired from Domtar and was Vice President of the Soars Org., and a founding member of Union Local 1329.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Blake Preston Newberg.
Survivors include: his wife, Mary Ellis Newberg of Ashdown; two sons, William Todd Newberg of Fouke, and John Michael Newberg of Hope; a daughter, Jonna Ann Toler of Williamsburg, Va.; two brothers, Donnie Newberg of Nashville, and James Newberg of Nacogdoches, Texas; also grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday April 20, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. at Madden Funeral Home in Ashdown.
Funeral service were Monday April 21, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Madden Funeral Home in Ashdown, with Sonny Nut and David Scurlock officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Ashdown. Arrangements were under the direction of Madden Funeral Home in Ashdown.

 

Obituaries (Week of April 14)

Dorothy Dean Green
Dorothy Dean Green, 79, of Dierks, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Hot Springs.
She was born Nov. 24, 1934, in Pine Valley, Okla., the daughter of the late Earnest and Beulah Chappel Callahan.
She was a member of Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church near Dierks.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Earl Green.
Survivors include: two sons, Danny Green of Dierks and Tony Green and wife, Colette, of Sherwood, Ark.; a daughter, Debbie Linville and husband, Charles, of Joshua, Texas; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church near Dierks with J.W. Gilbert and Robert Harris officiating. Burial followed in the Broken Bow Cemetery in Broken Bow, Okla., under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.
 The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at the funeral home in Dierks.
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Lyle N. Marshall
Lyle N. “Chip” Marshall, 52 of Nashville, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in Nashville.
He was born Feb. 21, 1962 in Marietta, Ohio, to C.E. and Edna Whitney Marshall and the late C.E. Marshall.
He attended Cross Point Cowboy Church in Nashville and was a security guard at Husqvarna.
Survivors include: his wife, Vanessa McDaniel Marshall of Nashville; two sons, Josh Marshall of Nebraska, and Austin Murphy of Nashville; three daughters, Sarah Marshall Spoo of Kirby, Nataillie Marshall of Nashville, and Melody Marshall of Nashville; two brothers, Dwain Marshall of Lawton, Okla., and Daniel Marshall of Brunswick, Ga.; six sisters, Vada Ingram of Vienna, W.Va., Stephanie Mullins of Korbin, Ky., Sharon Ryan of Marietta, Ohio, Janet Frances of Marietta, Ohio, Nadine Fontaine of Council Bluff, Ia., and Sheila and Yancey Stone of Nashville.
Services were Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Nashville Funeral Home with Bro. Don Jones officiating. Interment followed in Bluff Springs Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 10.
Send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.
Latricia A. Jones
Latricia A. “Sparkle” Jones, 50, of Murfreesboro, died Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Houston, Texas.
She was born Feb. 13, 1964 in Bakersfield, Calif., the daughter of the late Joe Farrer and Dixie Johnson Farrer.
She was retired from the Arkansas Highway Department and was a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.
Survivors include: her husband, J. Bo Jones of Murfreesboro; four sons, David Poindexter and wife, Angela of Texarkana, Chris Poindexter of Emmett, Michael Poindexter and wife, Jannel of Emmett, and Jeff Jones of Texarkana; two brothers, Jeff Farrer of Hope, and Joe Farrer of Cabot;  a sister, Leann Farrer of Emmett; also grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro. Burial followed in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery at Prescott.
Visitation was 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the funeral home in Murfreesboro.
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Ralph Courtney Wilson
Ralph Courtney Wilson was born on Aug. 23, 1921, in Nashville, Ark. He died on April 7, 2014.
He was the older of two sons of Forrest Wilson and Irene Amonette Wilson. His grandparents were William Walker Wilson, Laura Biggs Wilson, Ernest Amonette and Frenla Chambliss Amonette.
He attended elementary school in Nashville and attended Riverside Military Academy in high school for three years. He graduated from Nashville High School in 1939. He entered the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 1939 and spent two years there; he belonged to the Kappa Sigma fraternity.
When World War II began, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and trained to be an aerial navigator and was given a lieutenant’s rank. He served with the 8th Air Force, 390th Bombardment group out of Framlingham, England. His aircraft was the B-17 Spot Remover. He flew 25 missions; first in North Africa, then over Germany. He was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and two presidential citations. His brother Ramon served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Ralph was married to Rosemary Girnus of Spokane, Wash., and together they raised nine children – Forrest Michael, Frederick William, Emilie Marie, Frances Irene, James Albert, Roberta Louise, Patrick Joseph, Loretta Ann and Anthony Phillip.
He completed his undergraduate degree and his Doctor of Medicine degree at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. He belonged to Nu Sigma Nu fraternity and graduated as a member of the honor society, Phi Beta Kappa. He served his internship and then his residency in radiology at the University of Colorado in Denver. Dr. Wilson served on the staff of radiology departments in Baton Rouge, La.; Fort Smith, Ark.; and Oklahoma City.
Ralph was later married to the former Joyce Fincher, who had five sons of her own – John, Gregory, Phillip, Stanley and Kent Karber.
Ralph loved history, geography and wildlife. He often traveled with his wife, Joyce, and also loved sailing yachts. He was an avid photographer.
He is survived by eight of his children, fourteen of his grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Joyce, his ex-wife, Rosemary, his brother Ramon, and Ramon’s wife Nelda Smith Wilson. He had two nephews and a niece, Kenneth, David and Elizabeth, the children of his brother Ramon and his wife Nelda.

Obituaries (Week of April 7, 2014)

Teresa Sharp
Teresa Sharp, 51, of Murfreesboro, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Murfreesboro. She was born on June 15, 1962 in Murfreesboro, the daughter of the late Odean Chandler and Nancy (Spanhanks) Chandler.
Teresa loved cooking, her garden, shopping and having fun with her girls. She loved talking to others and especially talking about the bible and loved her family. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Murfreesboro.
Survivors include her husband, Chris Sharp of Murfreesboro; two daughters, Kara Sharp Turner and husband, Jonathan of Murfreesboro, and Chloe Elizabeth Sharp of Murfreesboro, AR; one grandson, Tilden “Tip” Turner of Murfreesboro; and a host of relatives and friends.
Services will be on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church with Bro. Jon Funderburg and Bro. Rick Green officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in the Sweet Home community under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. in the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cooper Anthony Child Advocacy Center (Chloe’s Garden); 216 McCauley Court; Hot Springs, AR 71913.
You may send an online sympathy message to www.latimerfuneralhome.com.
Ralph Courtney Wilson
Dr. Ralph Courtney Wilson, 92. of Oklahoma City, Okla., died Monday, April 7, 2014.
He was born Aug. 23, 1921 in Nashville, the son of the late Forrest and Irene Amonette Wilson.
He was a radiologist, practicing for more than 30 years in Oklahoma City.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ramon Wilson of Nashville, and a daughter, Emily Wilson Roggio of Nashville.
Survivors include: three daughters, Frances Irene Wilson of Loveland, Colo., Roberta Wilson Teeter of Nashville, and Loretta Ann White of Nashville; five sons, Forrest Michael Wilson of Atlanta, Ga., Fredrick William Wilson of Little Rock, James Albert Wilson of Nashville, Patrick Joseph Wilson of Nashville, and Anthony Phillip Wilson of Norman, Okla.
Graveside services will be at Jones Cemetery at Amity on Friday, with the time still not set.
Milbern L. Cornish
Milbern L. Cornish, 72, of Nashville, died Friday, April 4, 2014 in Nashville.
He was born Feb. 2, 1942 in Nathan, Ark., the son of the late Jesse Clyde Cornish and Nellie Mae Westfall Cornish.
He was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Nashville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie J. (Skaggs) Cornish; two brothers, Larry Cornish and Wayne Cornish; and one sister, Helen Cox.
Survivors include: a son, Chris Howard of Mineral Springs; five daughters, Donna Harwell and husband, Jerry of Nashville, Dana Millward and husband, Scott of Nashville, Cindy Newton and husband, Doug of Mineral Springs, Christy Fike and husband, Jason of Nashville, and Tammy Robinson and husband, Eric of Casa, Ark.; Also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 in the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel, Nashville, with Bro. Bobby Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Biggs Chapel  Cemetery in Nathan under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 10-12 a.m. Saturday at  Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.
Lyle N. ‘Chip’ Marshall
Lyle N. ‘Chip’ Marshall, 52, of Nashville died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Nashville.
Obituary information was incomplete at mid-morning Tuesday. Arrangements are by Nashville Funeral Home.
Services will be Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Nashville Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday, April 10, from 6-8.
A complete obituary will be printed next week.

 

Obituaries (Week of March 29)

Van E. Britt
Van E. Britt, 87, of Nashville, passed away on March 25, 2014 in Nashville. He was born on July 9, 1926 in Idabel, Ola., the son of the late Thomas Benjamin Britt and Bertha (Roberts) Britt.
Mr. Britt was retired from Case Shear plant, and was member of the Center United Methodist Church. He was a WWII Navy veteran, member of the Belleville Lodge #35 in Lockesburg, Master Mason; and Past Master.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Larry Vance Britt; 3 sisters; and 4 brothers.
Survivors include: his wife of 65 years, Jean Britt of Nashville; 4 sons, Wayne Britt and wife, Kathy of Fayetteville, Ark., Paul Britt and wife, Marilyn of Nashville, Tony Britt of Nashville, and Dennis Britt and wife, Shari of San Dimas, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 in the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel, Nashville, with Tim Freel, Jr., and Winston Dossett officiating. Burial followed in Bluff Springs Cemetery near Nashville.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m., Friday, March 28, 2014 at  Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Memorials may be made to the Howard County Children’s Center, 1577 Hwy. 371 W., Nashville, AR 71852.
You may send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.
James Steely
James Steely, 73, of Nashville, died March 26, 2014.
He was born Sept. 2, 1940 in Kiamitia, Texas, the son of the late James Harold Steely and Mildred Lorine Clark Steely.
He was an Army veteran, and was a former water treatment superintendent for the city of Nashville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley McKnight Steely.
Survivors include: three sons, Jimmy Steely and wife, Ruth of Nashville, Jeff Steely of Nashville, and Jeremy Steely of California; also, a grandchild.
Graveside services under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home were at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Restland Cemetery in Nashville.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014 at Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.
David Arnold Lockwood
(November 26, 1928 – March 22, 2014)
David Lockwood of Hot Springs Village, Ark., died on March 22, 2014 at Journey Care in Barrington, Ill. He was the son of Andrew and Jo Vestal McKinney Lockwood, born on Nov. 26, 1928 in Graysonia, Ark. He was a retired National Product Sales Manager of Martin Marietta Materials, and was very active in the United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Jean Morrow Lockwood.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Susan and Rick Newhauser of Miami, Fla., and their sons and daughters-in-law Rick and Esther, Stephen and Nicole, and Jason; his son and daughter-in-law David and Dani Lockwood of Kenosha, Wisc., and their sons Pete and Brian; and his son and daughter-in-law Robert and Rose Lockwood of Libertyville, Ill., his four great-grandchildren: Oliver, Carter, Ava, and Reese Newhauser; his brother and sister-in-law James and Martha Lockwood of Hot Springs, Ark., and their sons and daughters-in-law Blake, Joey and her husband Joe, Jason and his wife Traci, Mitchell and his wife Kerri, and numerous grand-nephews and -nieces.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the caregivers who enriched Dave’s life with their kindness, compassion, and skill.
A memorial service for Dave and Jean (his wife of 60 years, who passed away 11 days before Dave) will be held at the Delight United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 12 at 10 a.m., followed by a graveside service at Delight Cemetery. The services will be officiated by Rev. Jim Henderson and the Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Delight United Methodist Church in Delight, AR 71940, or The Caring Place in Hot Springs, AR.

Obituaries (Week of March 24)

Amanda Rae Moore
Amanda Rae Moore, age 33, a resident of Fayetteville, Ark., and a former resident of Dierks, Ark., died Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Fayetteville.
Amanda is the daughter of Terry and Julia Moore and was born Jan. 16, 1981 and was a member of the church of Christ.
A celebration of Amanda’s life will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Dierks Church of Christ with Floyd Clark, Lance Lowrey and Trey Clark officiating. Burial will follow at the Dierks Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks. Visitation was held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 25 at the Dierks Church of Christ.
Amanda was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Charles Moore and Ordis Roberson, and a beloved cousin, Shane Moore.
She is survived by her loving parents Terry and Julia Moore, a sister and brother-in-law, Rachel and Lance Lowrey; her nephew, Lucas Lowrey; her grandmothers, Mary Moore and Annie Roberson; her uncle and his wife Mike and Teresa Moore; an aunt and her husband, Coleen and Floyd Clark; and cousins Todd and Kelly Moore, Trey and Carmen Clark, Leah Lovelis and Lauren Clark.
Amanda graduated from Dierks High School in 1999 where she was valedictorian. She graduated from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Ark., the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Ark., and University of Missouri at Kansas City Law School. She was a partner in the Bassett Law Firm LLP from 2007-2014 before taking a position with Roger’s Food Group in 2014.
She was an avid Razorback fan. She took an active part in the following: EOA Children’s Home, and Peace at Home Family Shelter. Organizations that she was a member of were the Arkansas Bar Association, Frank’s Book Club, Bunco, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, and the Turkey Hill Social Club.
Amanda will be remembered as a bright and shining star, for her big smile, her bubbling personality, her humor, and her ability to light up any room she entered. She could take control of almost any situation and accomplish, with great success, any assignment given. She was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend. Amanda did not have any children but adored her nephew, Lucas, and her two Corgis, Tess and Audrey.
A memorial service will also be held on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Pauline Whitaker Center, 1335 W. Knapp, Fayetteville, Ark.
Memorials may be made to EOA Children’s House, 2577 Lowell Road, Springdale, AR 72764; or Peace At Home Family Shelter, 1200 Garland Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72703.
You may register on-line at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com
Hollis ‘Shorty’ Dean
Hollis “Shorty” Dean, 75 of Mineral Springs, Ark., passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at his home in Mineral Springs.
He was born on February 10, 1939 in Purcell, Okla., the son of the late Edward and Edith Henson Dean.
Mr. Dean was preceded in death by three brothers William Jesse Dean, Ralph Edward Dean, and Clifford Ray Dean, and one sister Shirley Ann Dean.
Survivors include: his wife Mary Dean of Mineral Springs, Ark.; mother-in-law Edith “Nanny” Hagar of Mineral Springs, Ark.; two sons, Hollis Carroll Dean, Jr., and wife Margie of Redwater, Texas, Timothy Edward Dean and wife Julie of Nashville, Ark.; two daughters, Vicki Dean Clements of Texarkana, Texas, Brandy Dean Craig and husband David of Prescott, Ark.; two brothers, Ray Dean and Bobby Dean; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a number of nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville with Chaplain Jeff Robinett officiating. Burial will follow in Mineral Springs Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville.
You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com
Bobbie Lynn Nichoalds
Bobbie Lynn Nichoalds, 71, of Lonoke, died in North Little Rock on Thursday,  March 13, 2014.
She was born Feb. 9, 1943 in Nashville, to the late Woodrow and Beatrice McLarty. She was a Southern Baptist, was a 1961 graduate of Nashville High School, and worked at the Blood Alcohol Testing Unit at the Arkansas State Health Department for 30 years.
Survivors include: her husband, David Nichoalds; her children, Jessica Eoff of Porter, Texas, and Natalie Dickens of Texarkana, Ark.; a sister, Peggy Hopper of Nashville; and four grandchildren.
Services were on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home in North Little Rock.
Online guest book at griffinleggettresthills.com.
Jodie Chandler
Jodie Chandler, 58, of Nashville, died Monday, March 17, 2014.
She was born Feb. 8, 1956 in Nashville, the daughter of the late George Lockeby and Sadie Gibson Lockeby.
Survivors include: her husband, Charles Chandler of Nashville; a daughter, Kristi Chandler Wastian, and husband, Darrell of Murfreesboro; a brother, Herman Lockeby of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Alice Sawayer and Mary Driver, both of Plainview, Texas; Also grandchildren.
Graveside services were Friday, March 21, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Murfreesboro under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.
Online at latimerfuneralhome.com.
Jean Morrow Lockwood
(October 16, 1932 – March 11, 2014)
Jean Lockwood of Hot Springs Village, Ark., died on March 11, 2014 at Autumn Leaves in Vernon Hills, Ill.
She was the daughter of Bobilee and Georgia Scoggins Morrow, born on Oct. 16, 1932 in Graysonia, Ark. She was a retired teacher, and was very active in the Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Sue M. Stover and Grace Ann Riley, and niece,
 Martha Stewart.
She is survived by her husband, David; her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Rick Newhauser of Miami, Fla. and their sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Esther, Stephen and Nicole, and Jason; her son and daughter-in-law, David and Dani Lockwood of Kenosha, Wisc., and their sons, Pete and Brian; and her son and daughter-in-law Robert and Rose Lockwood of Libertyville, Ill. She has four great-grandchildren: Oliver, Carter, Ava, and Reese Newhauser; nephews Kelly Riley and his wife Connie, Freddie Riley and his wife Melissa, Roy Lee Stover and his wife Claudia, and Randy Stover.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the caregivers who enriched Jean’s life with their kindness, compassion, and skill.
A memorial service will be held in Delight, Ark., at a future date. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Delight United Methodist Church in Delight, AR or The Caring Place in Hot Springs, AR.
Carolyn Harris
Carolyn Harris, 65, of Nashville died March 20, 2014, in Nashville.
She was born March 21, 1949, in Nashville, the daughter of Jo Van Gammill Abshere and the late Leroy Abshere.
She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Nashville.
She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Marilyn Upton.
Survivors include: her husband, Wayne Harris; a son, Timmy Harris of Nashville; a daughter, Vickie Moore and husband Chris, of Nashville; three brothers, Mickey, Billy, and Herman Mimms; a sister, Jo Ann Fielding; also six grandchildren.
Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014 at Unity Cemetery near Nashville, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville.
Send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.
Wanda Lorene Hosey
Wanda Lorene Hosey, 65, of Nashville, Ark., was born Nov. 11, 1948 and passed away on March 24, 2014 in Texarkana, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her father, Estol French, Sr., of Nashville.
Survivors include: her husband, Jimmy R. Hosey of Nashville; her mother, Wanda L. French of Nashville; three children, Michael and wife, Jennifer of Mineral Springs, Ark., Sherry and husband, Bill of Benton, Ark., and Cathy and husband, Chad of Fort Smith, Ark.; 5 grandchildren, Tabitha Wilcher, Chris Wilcher, Ian Isaacson, and  Hunter and Autumn; 2 great-grandchildren, Taylor and Ava; three sisters, Sue Pasley, Teresa Forrest, and Cemantha Wildbur; one brother, Estol French, Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at New Shiloh Baptist Church near Mineral Springs with Bro.David Raulerson officiating. Burial to follow at New Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Visitation was at 10 a.m. until until service time at the New Shiloh Baptist Church in Mineral Springs.
You may send an online sympathy message at http://www.latimerfuneralhome.com/

Obituaries (Week of March 10, 2014)

Louella Ouise (Crosby) Boles
Louella Ouise (Crosby) Boles, daughter of the late Osmond and Bessie Poindexter Crosby, was born May 2, 1932, in Washington, Ark., Hempstead County. Louella was the youngest child of 7 brothers and sisters, Anita Crosby, Bernice Crosby, Wyatt Crosby, Olen Crosby, Kathryn (Crosby) Lewis, Aretha (Crosby) Cheatham and Bernadine Crosby.
Louella converted her life to Christ at an early age and was baptized in St. Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (C.M.E.) in Washington Ark. She departed this life on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 in Nashville Ark.
Louella attended Lincoln Elementary and High School in Washington, Ark., where she was an avid basketball player and  choir singer. Because of being promoted from the 4th to 6th grade, Louella graduated early from Lincoln High at the age of 16. Afterwards she attended Arkansas AM&N, which is now the University Of Arkansas Pine Bluff (UAPB).
After 2 years of college, Louella returned to Washington, Ark. In 1958, she united in holy matrimony with the late Lewis Lee Boles. Soon after making Center Point, Ark., her home, she became a loyal friend to many of the longtime residents.
Louella was known for her many wild game recipes and her love of gardening and canning. Louella joined the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Center Point, Ark. Louella was a dedicated and faithful member where over the years she was the pianist, choir leader, Sunday schoolteacher and church treasurer. As one of the original three founding members, Louella was instrumental in writing the Constitution and Bi-Laws for the Center Point Colored Cemetery Association (CPCCA).
Louella was a loving and faithful housewife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, daughter-in-law and friend to everyone. Louella unselfishly dedicated her life to her husband and his passion for hunting, sports and activities with the boys and especially her long awaited daughter Kelly. During her early childhood, she worked as a truck driver for her father’s paper and timber business and her mother’s café, Miss Bessie’s. Later in life, Louella worked as a rural advocate for the agency of Women, Infants and Children for the State Of Arkansas. She was a bus driver and worked in food services for Nashville Public Schools for over 15 years, before she retired. During her retirement, she volunteered as a driver for the Senior Citizen Center in Nashville, Ark., until her illness.
Louella was preceded in death in 1993 by her loving husband of 35 years, Lewis Lee Boles, in 2011; by her only daughter Kelly Louise Boles Scott and five of her siblings.
Louella is survived by: her sons, Darrell D. Works (Hermenia) of Tampa, Fla., Jerry L. Boles (Wendy) of Tampa, Fla., Stacy C. Boles (Kimberly) of Center Point, Ark., Danny L. Boles of Fort Worth, Texas, and Eundra L. Boles (Nichole) of
Little Rock, Ark. Louella has 11 grandchildren whom she cherishes dearly: Ra’Queisha “Kikki” Boles Washington (Greg), Ashley Boles, Stacy Boles II, Brittany Green, Phillip Anthony Boles, Felicia Mariah Boles, Jasmin Scott, Audrie Scott, Darian Works, Hunter Works, and Eden Boles. Louella has four great-grandchildren: Omarian and Anthony Deloney, Khaleel and Kadence Washington. Louella has two surviving sisters, Aretha Cheatham and Bernadean Crosby of Phoenix, Ariz. Other surviving family members include sister-in-law Cleola O. Boles of North Little Rock, Ark., brother-in-law Bob Lewis of Phoenix, Ariz., son-in-law Elbert Scott of Nashville, Ark., and many nephews, nieces, cousins and numerous friends.
The wake was at the Nashville Funeral Home on March 7 from 5-7 p.m.
The funeral was at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Nashville on Saturday, March 8 at 11:00 a.m.
Ralph ‘Bo’ England
Ralph “Bo” England, 41, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. He was the son of Ralph and Penny England of Nashville.
Survivors also include a sister, Ann Blankenship.
He was a registered nurse.
Funeral services will be Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Friendship Church of God, 560, Jordan Road, Nashville under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
Send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.
Cameron Scott Bearden
Cameron Scott Bearden, 22, of Nashville, died Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Texarkana, TX.
He was born Sept. 15, 1991, the son of Brian Bearden and Amy McFarland Bearden.
Survivors include: a brother, Jesse Bearden of Nashville.
A memorial service was held Tuesday March 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Mineral Springs church of Christ with Bro. Benjamin Neeley officiating.
Online sympathy messages at latimerfuneralhome.com.
Boyd Thomas
Boyd Thomas, 67, of Nashville, Ark., died on Sunday March 9, 2014 in Nashville.
He was born on Jan. 28, 1947 in Nashville, the son of the late Brooks Thomas, and Hoyle and Edith Erwin.
He was a member of the Midway Baptist Church in Nashville, the Wildman Hunting Club, a six-year Army Reservist, 95th Division, Light Infantry, and was the Parts Manager at York Gary Autoplex for more than 40 years. He loved to hunt and fish.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Thomas; a son, Jeffery Boyd Thomas; and a brother, Marc Thomas; and a sister Billie Smith.
He is survived by: two daughters, Stephanie Wakefield and husband Eric of Nashville, and Tonya Garcia and husband Rory of Lawton, Okla.; one brother, Zane Thomas and wife Josie of Nashville, and three sisters, Dawanda Schwope of Nashville, Theresa Humphrey of Delight and Ramona Sullivan of Nashville; seven grandchildren – Tarah Briggs, Steven Wakefield, Dustin Wakefield, Morgan Thomas, Cade Helms, Chloe Helms and Ava Garcia; five great-grandchildren – Macey Briggs, Lincoln Briggs, Jasmine Wakefield, Steel Wakefield and Marlee Reinhold; and a host of relatives and friends.
Visitation was Tuesday March 11, 2014 from 1-2 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home chapel in Nashville, Ark.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday March 11, 2014 at the funeral home chapel with Bro. David Blase officiating.
You may send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.
“P.” Sherlene Sands
“P.” Sherlene Sands, 59, of Nashville,died Monday, March 10, 2014.
She was born July 19, 1954 in De Queen, the daughter of the late Kelsie Elwood and Alma Fern Flemens Jester.
She was the Chief District Court Clerk for Howard County for more than 12 years. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Nashville, and was a member of the Elberta Chapter #538, Order of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Wayne Jester.
Survivors include: her husband of more than 33 years, Gary Sands of Nashville; four sons, Jamie E. Sands of Newhope; Scott G. Sands of Fort Wayne, Ind., Brian P. Sands of West Lafayette, Ind., and Gregory V. Sands of Nashville; a daughter, Tiffanie Stephens of Nashville; three brothers, Jeffrey Jester of Newhope, Mike Ford of Elk Hart, Ind., Chad Shake of Warren, Ind.; three sisters, Gwen Peters, Mondi Hill and Carrie Hill, all of Newhope; also grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Services will be Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church in Nashville with Brian Hill and Scott Feemster officiating. Interment will follow in County Line Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. You may send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.
Gary Dale Ralls
Gary Dale Ralls, 76, of Taylor, Neb. died March 7, 2014 at the Valley County Health Systems Hospital in Ord, Neb.
Gary was born Oct. 9, 1937 in Loup County, Neb. to Gery and Edna (Roblyer) Ralls. Gary graduated from Loup County High School in 1955.
Gary’s first wife was Connie Copsey. Gary farmed and ranched. Gary married Darlene Craven in January  of 1973. In the mid 1970s they moved to Arkansas. After Darlene’s death on Jan. 5, 1979 he continued to farm and ranch. He then met and married Jo (Gant) Dulaney on March 15, 1980. Gary and Jo helped form Rusty Relics Antique Tractor Club in 2004, which; continues to go on today.
Gary and Jo moved to Taylor in June of 2013.
Gary enjoyed his cattle, Allis Chalmers tractors and worked in his shop.
Gary is survived by his wife Jo Ralls of Taylor, Neb.; a daughter, Beth and her husband, Joey Bufkin, of Nashville, Ark.; a granddaughter, Kristina Thrash and her fiancé, Jordan Carpenter, and a great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Wright, all of Conway, Ark.; two sisters, Kathryn Krueger of Sunol, Neb. and Betty and Roger Goos of Taylor, Neb.; five step-children and their families, Deb and Larry Schwenke of Amboy, Minn., Vicky and Nyal Moninger of Dupree, S.D., Doug and Delores Craven of Bassett, Neb., Lyn and Jackie Craven of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Jim Craven of Newport, Neb.; 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Darlene Craven.

Obituaries (Week of March 3, 2014)

Kendal Paige Stanley
Kendal Paige Stanley of Nashville, Ark., was welcomed into this world and into our hearts on Jan. 22, 2014, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
Born prematurely at 26 weeks, Kendal weighed 1 lb. 13 oz. For 33 days, she was deeply loved and covered in prayer, but then returned to the Lord on Feb. 24, 2014.
Kendal is going on before her parents, Jared and Tonya Stanley, and her precious twin sister, Klair Olivia Stanley, all of Nashville; paternal grandparents, Arian and Sandy Stanley of Nashville, and their children, Chad and Jamie Daniel of Magnolia, Brent Stanley and fiancé, Candy Morris, of Nashville; maternal grandparents, Joe and Brenda White and children, Drew and Tessa Moody, all of Nashville; paternal great-grandfather, Martin Stanley, and maternal great-grandmother, Sue Swope, both of Nashville; along with family and friends too numerous to name.
She is following her paternal great-grandparents, Barbara Stanley, Pat and Maxine Reeves, and maternal great-grandparents, Glen and Donna White, and L.W. Swope, and a cousin, Brent Lee Reeder.
Visitation is to be held at First Baptist Church, Nashville on Friday, Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2014 at 2 p.m. with Calvin Parker and Michael Howard officiating. Burial followed in Corinth Cemetery in Nashville under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Upon the early arrival of Kendal and Klair, an account was opened for the family at Diamond Bank in the name of Jared and Tonya Stanley. The family requests memorials be made to Diamond Bank or Baptist Medical Center NICU.
You may send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.
David Clayton Geiger
David Clayton Geiger departed this life on Feb. 25, 2014 in Nashville, Ark.
He was born May 26, 1935, in Mayo, Fla.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Maurice Womack Geiger; sons Mark Geiger and wife Tracey of Little Rock, Calif., and Mike Geiger and wife Julie of Troutdale, Ore.; brothers Bill Geiger and wife Lee Anne of Arlington, Va., Bob Geiger and wife Geri of Lake City, FL. He is also survived by two special brothers-in-law, Hugh Womack and Joyce of Nashville, Ark., and Lewis Womack and Annalee of Clifton, N.J. Several nieces and nephews, a large extended family, and a host of friends.
Dave and Maurice had recently moved to Nashville from Portland, Ore. During his life Dave touched the lives of hundreds of young people while he worked at Pepperdine University in California and Cascade College in Portland. Everyone who knew Dave said he was one of the most patient and kindest men ever. After retirement, Dave enjoyed working in his shop, fishing in Arkansas, reading his Louis L’Amour books, and loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the Mineral Springs Church of Christ.
He was a loving Grandpa to seven grandchildren: Amanda Geiger, Ryan Readmond, Danielle Berger, Haley Geiger, Michael Geiger, Nathan Geiger, and Lacey Geiger, and one great-grandchild, Ryle Readmond.
Visitation was on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville.
Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Mineral Springs Church of Christ with Bro. Benjamin Neeley officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Home Cemetery near Murfreesboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pleasant Home Cemetery Fund,
P.O. Box 120, Murfreesboro, AR 71958, or Church of Christ Mission Fund, 318 Bridgeman, Mineral Springs, AR  71851.
You may send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.
Kenneth Paul Sightes, Sr.
Kenneth Paul Sightes, Sr., 79 of Mineral Springs,died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.
He was born February 9, 1935 in Oil Trough, Ark., to the late Fred and Marie Ginger Sightes. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mineral Springs.
He was an educator and farmer, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Sightes.
Survivors include: a son, Kenneth Paul Sightes, Jr., of Mineral Springs; two daughters, Angie Zimmerman of Mineral Springs, and Cindy Sexton of Round Rock, Texas; a brother, Bill Sightes of LA Port, Ind., and a sister, Wanda Wyse of Michigan City, Ind.; also grandchildren.
Visitation was at Nashville Funeral home on Friday, 5-7 p.m. Graveside services were Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Brown’s Chapel Cemetery in Thida, Ark. You may send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.
Charlie Annie Bell Jones
Charlie Annie Bell Jones, 91 of Murfreesboro died Saturday, March 1, 2014.
She was born March 23, 1922 in Dierks, the daughter of the late Charlie and Martha Tallant Turner.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Murfreesboro.
She was preceded in death by her husband J.W. Jones; two daughters, Wesley Ann Jones and Delphia Sue Crocker, three sisters, and a brother.
Survivors include: two sons, Eddmon Jones and wife, Carolyn, and Jay Bo Jones and wife, Latricia, all of Murfreesboro; a daughter, Mary Lingo of Murfreesboro; Also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m., Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro.

 

Graveside services were at 10 a.m., Monday, March 3, 2014 at Smryna Cemetery, with Rev. Ellis Terry Jones officiating, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.
 Send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.
Yong Edwards
Yong Edwards, 85, of Mineral Springs, died Saturday, March 1, 2014.
She was born Sept. 7, 1929 in China.
Survivors include: her husband, J.K. Edwards of Mineral Springs.
Services were Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Nashville Funeral Home with Steve Shofner officiating. Interment followed in Bluff Springs Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until service time.
Send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.
Belinda Carol Jones
Belinda Carol Jones, 57, of Arlington, Texas, died Jan. 24, 2014, the daughter of Shirley ‘Sonny’ and Peggy Payne Jones, both formerly of Nashville.
Survivors include: brothers Ricky Neal and Roy Allen Jones, and a sister, Shirley Windle.
Funeral services were by Skyvue Funeral Home in Mansfield, Texas, and burial was in the Skyvue Memorial Gardens.
Archie Dale Jones
Archie Dale Jones, 89, of Dierks, died Monday, March 3, 2014.
He was born April 4, 1924, in Howard County, the son of the late McDuff and Anna Burk Jones.
He was a retired millwright, and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include: his wife, Ila Grace Short Jones; two sons, Archie Jones, Jr. and Michael Frank Jones, both of Dierks; a sister, Essie Stinnett of Nashville; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Sunshine Cemetery with J.W. Gilbert officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 at the funeral home in Dierks.

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.

Obituaries

Bessie Faye
Johnson Carrigan
Bessie Faye Johnson Carrigan, 78, of Nashville, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. She was born July 1, 1935, in Clow, Ark., to the late Naomi Dixon and Roosevelt Johnson.
She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Prescott. Arkansas. She was a volunteer with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program for seven years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Carrigan; a son, William Earl Carrigan and a brother, Lee Autrey “Jack” Marshall.
Survivors include: three children, Linda Carrigan- Harlston of Texarkana, Texas; Leroy Carrigan of Texarkana, Texas; Kenneth Carrigan and wife, Diane, of Dallas, Texas; Seven siblings, Earnest Johnson of Chicago, Hazel Johnson of Portersville, Mo., Sandra Kaye Johnson of Portersville, Mo., Robert Johnson of Malden, Mo., Roosevelt Johnson of Lilvourn, Mo., Willie Bell Clarke of Portageville, Mo., and Alice Ann Johnson Comb of Sicketon, Mo.; Also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at Nashville Funeral Home with M.L. Manning and Alex Winfrey, Sr. officiating. Burial was at Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Nashville under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
Visitation was 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at the funeral home. Online sympathy messages may be sent to nashvillefh.com.
Alton ‘Bo’ Leon Watts
Alton (Bo) Leon Watts, 84, died February 10, 2014.
He was born March 20, 1929 in Delight, the son of the late Newman and Eltha Garner Watts. He was a member of the Delight First Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include: his wife of 63 years, Maxine Nolen Watts; four sons, Max Watts and wife, Regina, of Kirby, Rex Watts and wife, Tracy, of Delight, Perry Watts of Delight, Randle Watts and wife, Nancy, of Delight; three daughters, Darlene Carroll and husband, Keith, of Nashville, Robin Sweeden and husband, Russell, of Delight, and Becky White and husband, Robert, of El Dorado; three sisters, Oce Drolet of Atlanta, Ga., Annette Casly of Houston, Texas, and Cherrie Glasgow of Houston, Texas; Also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Delight with Cathy Francis and Bro. Bruce Francis officiating. Burial followed in Delight Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.
Visitation was Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the chapel in Murfreesboro.
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Leo E. Small
Leo E. Small, 88, of Glenwood, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
He was born Feb. 13, 1926, in the Mount Tabor community, the son of the late A. L. Small and Isabell Nancy Dillard Small.
He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and was a World War II  U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by six sisters, Flossie Small, Jewell Wright, Edythe Reppo, Cleodis Small, Adell Smith and Kathryn Long.
Survivors include: his wife, Edith Small of Glenwood; two sons, Mark Small of Glenwood, and Jeff and Jeanette Small of Atkins; a sister, Jo Hawkins of Washington, D.C.; also grandchildren.
Services were at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood with Bro. James Owens officiating. Burial followed in the Mount Tabor Cemetery.
Visitation was Monday evening. , 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Verdie Laverne Chambers
Verdie Laverne Chambers, 66, of Nashville, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 in Nashville.
She was born Oct. 23, 1947 in Nashville, the daughter of the late Leonard Lambert and Verdie Young Rounsavall. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Wendell Lambert, Carroll Lambert, and Gary Wayne Lambert.
Survivors include: her husband of 27 years, Thomas Chambers of Nashville; a son, James Chadwick and wife, Angie of Nashville; three daughters, Gail Coulter of De Queen, Lynn Argo and husband, Windell, of Nashville, and Lisa Perez and husband, Epifanio, of Nashville; a half-sister, Ima Lynn Riley of Mineral Springs; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home were set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Ozan-Bingen Cemetery in Bingen with Bro. Ron Morris officiating.
Visitation wasTuesday, February 18, 2014.
Send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.
Frances Carlene Ward
Frances Carlene Ward, 84, of Dierks, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
She was born Dec. 15, 1929 at Gurdon, the daughter of the late Carl and Sally Lenora Whitlock Forthman. She was a Baptist.
She was preceded by her husband, Charles Ward.
Survivors include: a daughter, Becky Pharr of Nashville; a son, Joe Scott of Junction City, Tenn.; also grandchildren.
Cremation arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home, Dierks.

Obituaries

L.V. “Jack” Harding
L.V. (Jack) Harding went to meet his Lord and Savior on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
He was the third child of Vic and Mary Ella Harding, born Feb. 26, 1929 in Center Point, Ark.
Married to the love of his life, Viola Harding, on June 10, 1950 for 63 years. They had two children, Johnny Harding of Nashville, and Beverly Conway and husband, Bobby, also of Nashville. Five grandchildren, Kyle Harding of Texarkana, Holly Harding Smith of Little Rock, Blake Harding, Natasha Conway and Donta Conway all of Nashville. Three great-grandchildren, Taylor and Brice Harding of Texarkana, and Dawson Smith of Little Rock.
Mr. Harding was preceded in death by two brothers, Oliver Perry Harding of Malvern, and Joe Lee Harding of Nashville. Also, one sister, Beatrice Hearnsburger of Camden. He is survived by two sisters, Doris Lingo of Nashville, and Katheryn Story of Shreveport, La., and one brother, Estle Harding, of Daisy, Ark.
Jack worked at Case Nashville making pocketknives until 1977; then Weyerhaeuser for 17 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Center Point Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He was also a member of the Center Point Fire Department and the Center Point Renewal. He spent most of his entire life pruning, thinning, and picking peaches. He also loved working in his large garden.
Services were Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Center Point Baptist Church. Interment followed in Center Point Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
The family receiveed friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com. Memorials may be made to the Center Point Fire Department, the Center Point Renewal, or to the Center Point Baptist Church.
Peggy Louise Byers Lee
Peggy Louise Byers Lee, 81, of Hot Springs Village, died Feb. 1, 2014.
Survivors include: Lester W. (Bob) Lee; four children, Debra, Robert, Carla and Adam; a sister, Essie Deen; a brother, Silas Byers, Jr.; and grandchildren.
Visitation was Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with burial following at the Mineral Springs Cemetery.
Send an online sympathy message to latimerfuneralhome.com.
John David Hill
John David Hill, 71, of Texarkana, Ark., died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.
He was born Oct. 19, 1942 in Nashville, Ark., to the late J.B. and Faustine Hill.
He was an associate of Texarkana Insurance Agency for 29 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Texarkana, Ark., was an Eagle Scout and was a past president of the Texarkana Jaycees. He was a Rotarian.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Ann Andres, and a brother, Jim Hill.
Survivors include: his daughters, Kelly Hill of Little Rock, Kris Hill of Texarkana, and Kasey Hill of Dallas; a sister, Ree Cunningham of Springdale; and a grandson.
Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Texarkana Funeral Home, Texas.
A memorial service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at First United Methodist Church, Texarkana, Ark.
James T. Riley, Jr.
James T. (Jim) Riley, Jr., 62, of Mineral Springs, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 in Mineral Springs.
He was born Oct. 8, 1951, the son of the late Truman Riley and Maxine Markham Riley.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Tyrone Riley.
Survivors include: his wife of 25 years, Ima Lynn Riley; a daughter, Tina Cothren and husband, Mike of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Mike Riley of Bossier City, La., and Rod Riley of Delight; two sisters, Kathy McKinney of Murfreesboro, and Brenda Callaway of Arkadelphia; also, a grandchild.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at Murfreesboro Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.
Visitation was Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.
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Alton Watts
Alton Watts, 84, of Delight, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Arrangements are pending with Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.

 

Obituaries

Calvin Sharp
Calvin Sharp, 72 of Dierks, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in Hot Springs.
He was born Aug. 6, 1941 in Nashville to the late Hollis and Gertrude McClellan Sharp.
He was a retired logger and truck driver, and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Sharp, and two sisters, Geneva Cannon and Peggy White.
Survivors include: his wife, Carol Richardson Sharp of Dierks; a daughter, Vickie Lynn Johnson of Rodgers; a son, John Robert Sharp of Gilliam; a brother, Glenn Sharp of Nashville; a sister, Mellie Walker of Nashville; also seven grandchildren.
Services were Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Nashville Funeral Home. Interment followed in Sunshine Cemetery near Dierks.
Visitation was at the funeral home on Thursday night from 6-8.
Send an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.
Maxine Lance
Maxine Lance, 86, of Conway, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
She was born May 1, 1927 in Murfreesboro, the daughter of the late Will H. and Vinnie Cox.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joe Harrison; sons, Jimmy Harrison, Jerry Harrison, and Steven Lance;  sisters, Willo V. Thornton  Ophelia Smedley, and Dessel Johnson; and brothers, Dodson Cox, J.E. Cox, and Cecil Lester Cox.
Survivors include: her husband, Cleston Lance; children, Johnny Harrison and wife, Kathy of Delight, Ronnie Lance and wife, Jean of Bentonville, Jean Wilson and husband, Jerry of Conway,   Vanessa Smith and husband, Tim of Nashville; Also grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at Latimer Funeral Home of Murfreesboro with Jim Henderson and Roger Genung officiating. Burial to follow at Hicks Cemetery in Murfreesboro under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.
Visitation was Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the Murfreesboro chapel.
Online at latimerfuneralhome.com.
Thelma Marie Heatherly
Thelma Marie Heatherly, 77, of Texarkana, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.
She was born Dec. 11, 1937, in Marion, NC.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Andrea Grace Fisher.
Survivors include: her husband, Earl Heatherly of Mineral Springs; five daughters, Paula Mauldin of Fair Grove, Mo., Vanessa Martin of Morganton, NC, Kimberly Fortner of Rogers Ark., Natalie Edwards of Texarkana, Ark., and Jean Austin of Corinth, Miss. Also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Texarkana Funeral Home in Texarkana, Texas.
John Hill
John Hill, 71, of Texarkana, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. He was a native of Nashville, the son of the late J.B. and Faustine Hill.
Obituary details were unavailable by mid-morning Tuesday.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Texas Boulevard location of Texarkana Funeral Home. Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, Arkansas side.

Obituaries

Ruby Marie Johnson Walls
Ruby Marie Johnson Walls, age 88, of Murfreesboro, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
She was born on Feb. 26, 1925 at Nathan, the daughter of  Marion T. Lamb and Nettie M. Hutchings Lamb. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Reuben E. “Blackie” Johnson; her second husband, Hearl Walls; her daughter, Inell Brewer; her step-son, Raymond Walls; her step-daughter, Bernice Rogers; three grandchildren, Allan Johnson, John Michael Johnson and Christina Deberry; her great-granddaughter, Tiffany Golden; three brothers, Allan Lamb, Jewel Lamb and Floyd Lamb; and three sisters, Minnie White, Ethel Allen and Annie Pearl Suttles.
She was a member of the Harvest Time Assembly of God Church and attended the Murfreesboro Senior Citizens Center. She enjoyed quilting and gardening. In her earlier years, she loved to fish and camp on Lake Greeson.
She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Walter E. and Shirley Johnson of Lake Forest, Calif., Ray Johnson of Hampshire, Tenn. and Joe and Linda Johnson of Nash, Texas; two daughters and one son-in-law, Edith Witt of Kennesaw, Ga. and Deronda and Ray Daniel of Fort Smith; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Nellie and J. C. Hadaway of Ashdown and Mildred Austin of Reno, Nev.; her sister-in-law, Nelda Barton of Nashville; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 in the Harvest Time Assembly of God Church with Rev. Joe Kelley and Rev. Jon Funderburg officiating.
Visitation will be held on Friday, 5-7 p.m. at the church.
Interment will be in the Biggs Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.
Jo Evelyn Coody Ritchie
Jo Evelyn Coody Ritchie, age 78 of Nashville, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in Little Rock, Ark. She was born June 5, 1935 in New Orleans, La. to the late Henry F. and Winifred Kilborn Culver, Sr. She was a retired teller and processor for First National Bank. Jo was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Nashville. She loved farming, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of the church choir and the Pairs and Spares Sunday school class. She loved sports and was a medalist in the Junior Olympics years ago.
Preceding her in death was her first husband, John Tine Spangle in 1978; her second husband, Barney Coody, Jr. in 1998; and her third husband, Howard Ritchie in 2004. Also a brother, Henry F. Culver, Jr. in 2006.
Her survivors include: her children, Karen Mumau and husband, Doug of Nashville, Ark., Billy Spangle and wife, Debbie of Germantown, Tenn.; A special family friend, Betty J. Smith of Nashville; two grandchildren, Alicia Wescott and husband Justin of Nashville, and Stephanie Null and husband Warren of Dierks; six great-grandchildren, Wade, Emily and Adilynn Westcott of Nashville, Brashten and Zayden Null of Dierks, also a future great granddaughter, McKenzey Evelyn Null. Also, numerous step- children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as a host of other family and friends.
Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Nashville with Gene Fulcher and Mark Wall officiating. Interment was Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 in the San de Austin Cemetery in San Felipe, Texas.
The family received friends at the church on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until service time. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com.
Nora Lou Blase
DECATUR, Texas – Nora Lou Blase, 89, went to be with our Lord, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 in Decatur, Texas.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Blase officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Pallbearers included Johnny Blase, Don Lyles, Ron Patterson, Mike North, John North and Johnny Scheuermann.
Nora was born May 6, 1924, in Lewisville, Texas, to Sam Cornelius and Callie Elizabeth (Hicks) Patterson. She attended Decatur Public School (grades 1-10). Nora was united in marriage to Charles Alvin Blase on Oct. 1, 1939 in Denton, Texas. Nora and Charlie operated dairy farms at Decatur, Rhome, Boyd, Greenwood and Alvord for 23 years, until they retired in 1979. Nora was a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur.
Nora was preceded in death by her husband in June, 2000; her parents; and all 7 of her siblings and their spouses.
Left behind to cherish her memory are her two sons, David Blase and wife Anna of Nashville, Ark., and Olin Blase and wife, Janelle of Decatur; three grandsons, John Blase and wife Meredith of Monument, Colo., Shawn Blase and wife Tonja of Texarkana, and Curtis Blase and wife Candi of Runaway Bay; and seven great-grandchildren.
Edith Aylene Bass
Edith Aylene Bass, 94, of Nashville, formerly of Texarkana, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 in Nashville.
She was born Sept. 22, 1919 in Nashville to the late Luther A. Holcombe and Ada Lee Alexander Holcombe.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Texarkana, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jessie Roy Johnson; her second husband, Edwin Bass; two brothers, Elton Holcombe and James Holcombe; and one infant sister.
Graveside services under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Bingen-Ozan Cemetery in Bingen with Bro. Kevin Sartin officiating.

Obituaries

Charlene Wright
Charlene Wright, 96, of Mineral Springs went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 16, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born March 15, 1917, in Mineral Springs to the late Willie and Annie Holmes Walker. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Charlene was preceded in death by her husband, Gibson Wright, and son, Bobby Wright.
She is survived by sons, Billy Wright and wife Charla of Harrell, Ark.; Charles Wright and wife Peggy of Burleson, Texas; daughters, Elaine Latimer and husband Benny of Bentonville, Ark.; Vickie Kuykendall and husband Jim of Mineral Springs, Ark.; 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and one special friend, Liz Burrus.
She was a faithful member of Central Baptist Church, the Esther Sunday School class, and Sunshine Club where she made her famous desserts, especially banana pudding. She also loved working in her flower beds.
Funeral services under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home were at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at the funeral home chapel in Nashville. Burial followed in Mineral Springs Cemetery, with Bro. Ben Jones officiating.
Visitation was 5-6:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville.
The family extends a special thanks to Dr. Robert Sykes and Dierksen Memorial Hospice, especially Jeana, Wendy, Jeff and Candice for their special care.
Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church “Operation Christmas Child”,
P.O. Box 69, Mineral Springs, AR 71851.
You may send an online sympathy message to http://www.latimerfuneralhome.com/.
Bobby G. Billings, Sr.
Bobby G. Billings, Sr., age 78, of Center Point, Ark., passed away, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 in Nashville.
He was born Oct. 1, 1935 in Center Point to the late Sherman Texas and Lois Ruthell Harding Billings. He was a farmer and was retired from Weyerhaeuser Company.
Mr. Billings was a member of the Center Point Church of Christ and had served as a Deacon and Elder in the past. He loved gardening, and was an orchardist. He also was a  cattle farmer, and enjoyed haying with his sons and his cow dog, “Rowdy.” He also had been a chicken farmer in the past.
Preceding him in death was a brother, Glen Billings, as well as a baby sister, Geraldine Billings. Also, two other sisters, Jacqueline Chandler and Juanita Williams.
He is survived by his wife of over 54 years, Betty Kesterson Billings of Center Point;  two sons, Bobby Billings Jr. and wife, Karen, of Center Point, and Steven Billings and wife, April, of Dierks, Ark.; a very special friend, Moe Smith of Ogden, Ark.; six grandchildren, Kristen Owens and husband Trent, Eric Billings, Andrew Billings, Austin Billings, Josh Webb and Jason Webb; two great-great-grandchildren, Hayden Billings and Brynlee Billings; one future great-granddaughter, Kynzlie Owens; and a host of other family and friends.
Services will be Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Center Point Church of Christ with Alan Green and Heath Wallace officiating. Interment will follow in Old Liberty Cemetery near Dierks. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday night from 6-8 pm. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com
Darwin Eric Corbell, Sr.
Darwin Eric “Buzz” Corbell, Sr., 71 of Mineral Springs died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
He was born March 10, 1942 in Mineral Springs to the late Witten Eric and Gladys Reval Cassady Corbell. He was an Air Force Veteran and was a Baptist.
Survivors include: his wife of 48 years, Alta Walline Corbell of Mineral Springs; five children, Charles R. Tallman, Darwin E. Corbell, Jr., Robin M. Corbell, Melissa A. Shelley and Kerri L. Harris Corbell; two sisters, Lavelle Caldwell and Francis Paider; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Cemetery near Mineral Springs with Terry Goff and David Raulerson officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5-7 p.m.
Send an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.
Shirley J. Fatherree
Shirley J. Fatherree, 65 of Nashville, Ark., died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 in Texarkana.
She was born April 3, 1948 in Nashville to the late William and Verna Ross Tedford. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Nashville.
Survivors include: her husband of over 49 years, Robert Fatherree of Nashville; five children, Randy and Nita Fatherree of Nashville, Tony and Jennifer Fatherree of Nashville, Stacy and John Middleton of Nashville, Christy and Jody Young of Nashville, and Eric Fatherree of Emmet; a sister, Helen Shuptrine of Bentonville; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Friday, Jan.17, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Bluff Springs Cemetery with Bro. Don Jones officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday night from 6-8. Send an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.
Jesse Raymond Boler
Jesse Raymond Boler, 74, of De Queen died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Texarkana, Texas.
He was born Aug. 20, 1939 in Nashville to the late Luther and Carrie Goodrum Boler.
He was retired from the US Air Force and served in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Dale Boler, Lewis Boler, Leon Boler, Lonard Boler, Charles Boler and Louise ‘Pat’ Isley.
Survivors include: his wife of 47 years, Linda Birge Boler of De Queen; two daughters, Regina McCullough of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Renee Cook and husband, Clint, of De Queen; also grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services with military rites were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 in the Valley Cemetery at Gillham under the direction of Chandler funeral Home, De Queen. with Micah Martin officiating.
Clarene S. Helms
Clarene Sherman Helms, 93, of Provo, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
She was born Jan. 18, 1921 in Provo to the late Paul and Dora Faulkner Sherman.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Marvin William Helms; one son, Marvin Helms, Jr.; a daughter, Sheryl Helms Eudy; a grandson and nine siblings.
Survivors include: eight children, Aubrey “Sonny” Helms of Nashville, Betty Teat of Irving, Texas, Linda Harper of Sheridan, Billy Jack and Vera Helms of Ashdown, Mickey Helms of Provo, Derrel and Jackie Helms of Lockesburg, Terry and Debbie Helms of Provo, and Kem and Anita Helms of Provo; a brother, Will D. Sherman of Euless Texas; also grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Jan. 22, 2014 in the Provo Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Bro. Jerrel Helms officiating.
Burial followed in the McHorse Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.
Jennie Sue Roberson
Jennie Sue Roberson, 66 of Mineral Springs, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
She was born Oct. 24, 1947 in Murfreesboro, the daughter of the late J.D. Neighbors and Rema Jo Huddleston Neighbors.
She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Roberson.
Survivors include: her son, David Strong and wife, Tina, of Mineral Springs; also grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
A memorial services will be on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at Sweet Home Methodist Church in Murfreesboro from 5-7 p.m.

Obituaries

Malinda Ann
Webb Stone
Malinda Ann Webb Stone, 86, of Murfreesboro, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 in Prescott, Ark.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1927 in Ozan, Ark.,  to Goodlett Webb and Verna (Hunt) Webb.
Malinda was a librarian at the Pike County Public Library;  hostess at Latimer Funeral Home; and member of the Murfreesboro Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Stone.
Survivors include: three daughters, Myrna Holder and husband, Charles, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Kay Haynie and husband, Earl, of Prescott, Becky Arnold of Bearden, Ark.; one son, Richard Stone and wife, Peggy, of Murfreesboro, Ark.; nine grandchildren, Lori Holder Maynard, Scott Arnold, Robin Dean Henderson, Jon Holder, Brian Arnold, Rebecca Holder Griffin, Melissa Dean, Lance Stone, and Nathan Stone; 10 great-grandchildren, Lane Arnold, Brittany Arnold Hall, Ben Maynard, Major Henderson, Parker Dean, Hunter Griffin, Garrett Maynard, Paxton Holder, Maddox Holder, and Maci Henderson; two great-great grandchildren, Braydon Hall, and Brantley Arnold; one sister, Tillie Terrell of Murfreesboro; one sister-in-law, June Haltom of Texarkana, Texas;  a number of nephews, nieces, and a host of friends.
Services were Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro with Tommy Mounts, Rob Evans, and Charles Holder officiating. Burial followed in Academy Cemetery near Nathan under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.
Visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
 You may send an online sympathy message to http://www.latimerfuneralhome.com/.
Melba Bounds
Melba Bounds, age 74 of Nashville, Ark., passed away, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 in Nashville.
She was born June 28, 1939 in Doyle community to the late Coy Lee and Angie Rike Hutson. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Nashville. Melba worked to promote gospel music all of her life. Starting with Stamps Music Company and Stamps Baxter Music (Dallas, Texas) and Vaughn Publishing (Cleveland, Tenn.). While serving as president of Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana State Singing Conventions and the National Singing Conventions which she brought to Nashville, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bounds, 12 years ago.
Survivors include: three sisters, Dolores Davis and husband, Clark, of Nashville, Ark., Pat Boor and husband, Randy, of Nashville, Ark., Shelia Kinslow and husband, Ken, of Nashville, Ark.; one niece, Tonya Thomas and husband, Mark, of Cabot, Ark.; three nephews, Randy Ray and wife, Sharron, of Magnolia, Ark., Terry Ray and wife, Becky, of Nashville, Ark., Kory Kinslow of Denton, Texas; and a host of other family and friends.
Services were Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Nashville with Kevin Sartin and David Blase officiating. Interment followed in Avery’s Chapel Cemetery. The family received friends on Wednesday night from 5 to 7 p.m. at Nashville Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or the charity of your choice. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com
Inez Marie Manasco
Inez Marie Manasco, 98, of Nashville, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 in Texarkana, Texas.
She was born Dec. 30, 1915 in Bonnerdale, Ark., the daughter of the late Commie and Renna Lambert Keith.
She was a member of the Umpire Seventh Day Adventist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wingo Manasco; two daughters, Sharon Pennington and Phyllis Manasco; and a son, Charles Manasco.
Survivors include: two daughters, Carolyn Wakefield of Nashville, and Fern Linville of Umpire; two sisters, Ovalee Anderson and Helen Wiseman; also grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Dierks, with Ken Wiseman and Gordon Pendergrass officiating. Burial followed in the Galena Cemetery in Umpire.
The family received friends from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 12, at the funeral home in Dierks.
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Obituaries

Irene Penix Luck
Irene Penix Luck was born March 26, 1912 in Claiburn Parish, La., and died Dec. 31, 2013 in Nashville, Ark., at the age of 101. Her parents were Patrick Cleveland Penix and Minnie Mae Sanders.
She was proceeded in death by her parents; her husband, Frederick ‘Fred’ H. Luck; five sisters and two brothers.
Irene was an athlete in high school and attended business school in Jackson, Miss., while living with her uncle, a judge, and his wife. In 1950, Fred and Irene moved to Nashville and opened Luck’s Seed and Garden Center where they worked until retirement in 1975. She later worked at Mine Creek Jewelry Store for several years. Irene was a charter member of the Terra Firma Garden Club and spent many years working to help beautify Nashville. She attended the First Baptist Church and served on several committees. She loved to work in her yard and to travel.
Irene is survived by her son, Mike Luck and wife Juanita of Oveida, Fla., her daughter, Pat Bolt, and husband Marvin of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren Dinah Luck of Brooklyn, NY, Patrick Luck and wife Laura of Columbus, Ga.; and a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Gail Luck of Columbus, Ga.
Funeral was under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church. A visitation with the family was at 1 p.m. at the church before the funeral.
You may send an online sympathy message to http://www.latimerfuneralhome.com/.
Marjorie Daniell Pearson
Marjorie Daniell Pearson, 94, died Monday Dec. 27, 2013, at Windsor Care Center in Terrell, Texas.
She was born Feb. 7, 1919, in Nashville, to the late Louis and Lottie Austin-Wakefield.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Coy and Lewis; five sisters, Evelyn McGavock, Dorothy Tucker, Virginia Duffie, Billie Wakefield and Jimmie Martinez.
Survivors include: her son, Brent Daniell of Dallas; a brother, Joe Wakefield of Weslaco, Texas; and a grandchild.
Arrangements by Coker-Matthews Funeral Home, Greenville, Texas.
Phillip Emory
‘Bo’ Clark
Phillip Emory “Bo” Clark passed away Jan. 2, 2014.
Bo spent his life on the beloved farm in Unity Community on Buck Range Road except the 4 years of World War II when he served our country in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific.
Bo was born July 7, 1923 to the late Phillip Marcellus and Sarah Viola Clark. He is survived by his son, Phillip C. Clark and wife, Linda, of Texas; a daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Stephenson and husband, Don, of Rhode Island. Bo is also survived by several grandchildren and many great grandchildren in Texas, Arkansas, and Georgia. Bo is also survived by sisters Delsie Lee “Bob” Castleman and husband, Jan, of Nashville, Agatha Mitchell of Eldorado and Patricia “Pat” Reed of Texarkana. Bo was predeceased by brothers Marcellus Clark and Percy “Abe” Clark of Nashville, and sisters Nylotis Webb and Quintilla “Nance” Morgan of Stevens, Verdell “Petey” Jones of Eldorado and Texarkana, and Ruby Jones of Texarkana; also a brother Jimmy who passed away as an infant.
Bo loved his cows and farm, and also spent many years in his career with the Street Department of the City of Nashville and before that, the Road Department of Howard County.
Bo’s life will be honored in a graveside service on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Unity Baptist Church cemetery on Buck Range Road. Please no flowers as Bo would have preferred and give to a charity of your choice in his memory if you choose.
Steve Marvin Woodruff
Steve Marvin Woodruff, 57, of Texarkana, Texas, died Jan. 2, 2014 at his residence.
He was born Dec. 19, 1956, in Nashville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include: his mother, Sharon Woodruff of Richardson, Texas; a son, Lucas Woodruff of Ashdown; a daughter, Candis Williams of Missoula, Mont.; two brothers, Woody Woodruff and Shane Woodruff, both of Texarkana; a sister, Bonnie Barron of Richardson, Texas; also a granddaughter.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Texarkana Funeral Home, Texarkana, Ark., with Rev. Wallace Edgar officiating.
Melba Bounds
Funeral arrangements are pending for Melba Bounds, 76, of Nashville who died Jan. 6, 2014. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Nashville under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
Malinda Stone
Funeral arrangements are pending with Latimer Funeral Home for Malinda Stone, 86, of Murfreesboro who died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.
Morgan Vaughn
Morgan Vaughn, 75 of Ozan, died Jan. 1, 2014 in Texarkana.
He was born Oct. 6, 1938 in Center Point.
Survivors include: his wife, Vickie Vaughn; a sister, Bobbie Haney; five daughters, four sons, 10 step-children; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at the Sunset Church of Christ in Nashville at 2 p.m. under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 5-7.

Obituaries

Mac Carlton
Mac Carlton, Outdoors Man, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at his home.
He was born Oct. 14, 1963 in Nashville, Ark., to the late Noel D. “Chuck” Carlton and Ruby Brandon Carlton.
Mac was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a great brother and uncle. He loved the outdoors and the simple things in life. Mac never met a stranger and would do anything for his family and friends. Mac was self-employed in produce sales with growing, buying, and retail sales, and had been an independent wholesale distributor for Kellogg. He was a Master Wood Turner, member of Southeast Oklahoma Wood Turners and Ark-La-Tex Wood Turners in Texarkana.
Mac proudly participated and won honors in the Wood Turners competition at the Oklahoma Forest Heritage Center at Beavers Bend State Park in Oklahoma. The Wood Turners made and donated wood boxes to the “Beads of Courage Program.” This program gives children with a life-threatening illness a glass bead as they move through each different part of their medical journey. A child could receive as many as a thousand beads. The wooden boxes will hold the children’s glass beads.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Noel D. and Ruby Brandon Carlton; maternal grandparents, Hannie Brandon and Ella Jester Brandon, and paternal grandparents, Joe C. Carlton and Holly Grisham Carlton.
Mac is survived by his brother, Joe Don and Wife, Laura Carlton, of Nashville; nephew, Michael Carlton of Texarkana, Texas; one niece, Dana Carlton of Nashville; and one great nephew, Jayden of Nashville and a host of other family and friends.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at the Ozan Cemetery (Bingen) near Nashville.
Visitation will be at the cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Ozan Cemetery; c/o Jay Lathrop, 190 Hempstead 27N, Nashville, AR  71852.
You may send an online sympathy message to http://www.latimerfuneralhome.com/.
James ‘Mark’ Russell
James ‘Mark’ Russell, 44, of Murfreesboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Hope.
He was born April, 11, 1969 in Hope, to Charles and Carolyn Sanders Russell.
He was a member of Garrett Memorial Baptist Church in Hope, and was in the Arkansas National Guard.
He was preceded in death by a step-son, Daniel Stone.
Survivors include: his wife of 10 years, Selina Womack Russell, of Murfreesboro; a step-son, Dusty Stone, of Murfreesboro; step-daughter, Courtney Stone; brothers Phillip Russell and Willie Russell, both of Hope; his parents; and grandchildren.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home in Hope.
Graveside service was 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Foster Cemetery, in Springhill, Ark., with Bro. Clif Johnson and Bro. Steve Kelley officiating; arrangements by Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home of Hope.
William Randall Jamison
William Randall ‘Randy’ Jamison, 61, of Nashville, died Tuesday, Dec. 24. 2013 in Little Rock.
He was born Nov. 27, 1952 in Nashville, the son of Eileen Thompson Jamison and the late Billy Flemister Jamison.
He was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ and was a U.S. Navy veteran of Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Caroline Jamison.
Survivors include: a son, Andrew Jamison of Texarkana; a daughter, Lauren Jamison of Texarkana; his mother, Eileen Thompson Jamison of Nashville; a brother, John Paul Jamison of Ft. Smith; three sisters, Candace Jamison, Susan Pounds, and Becky Hosey of Nashville.
Services were on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel, in Nashville with Bro. David Williams and Bro. Randy Hughes officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Nashville under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Visitation was Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home chapel in Nashville.
Online at latimerfuneralhome.com.
Brenda Kathleen Linzy
Brenda Kathleen Linzy, 61, of Murfreesboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 in Murfreesboro.
She was born Nov. 19, 1952 in Anderson, Ind., the daughter of the late Thomas Ray Franklin and Ida Mae Knighten Franklin.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Franklin.
Survivors include: her husband, Jerry Linzy of Murfreesboro; four daughters, Whitney Kathleen Linzy of Murfreesboro, Tracy Suzanne Cortez and husband, Ernie, of Houston, Sherri Mae Wilkerson and husband, Heath, of Murfreesboro, and Christy Ann Peek of Murfreesboro; a brother, Billy Franklin and wife, Diane, of Pocola, Okla.; one sister, Patricia Ann Tolbert of Ft. Smith; also grandchildren.
Services were Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel, Murfreesboro, with Bro. Al Terrell officiating. Burial followed in Roy Cemetery in Murfreesboro under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.
Visitation was on Saturday, Dec. 28, from 6-8 p.m. in Murfreesboro.
Online at latimerfuneralhome.com.
MJ Copeland
MJ Copeland, 78, resident of Willow Creek, Texas, passed away, Wednesday, Dec. 25th at his home, peacefully in his sleep.
MJ was born in Nashville, Ark., August 21st, 1934, the son of  William and Florence McClure Copeland. MJ was married to the late Sue Copeland for a devoted 44 years.
MJ spent his career working with ABF trucking for 31 years. He loved spending time with friends and loved ones, reminiscing over the years spent in the Navy, as well as his years growing up in Nashville, playing football for the Scrappers.
MJ was survived by his son, Mike Copeland and daughter, Threresia Trahan and her husband, Steve Trahan, of Rowlett Texas.
MJ was preceded in death by his sister, Eddie Copeland, and is survived by two brothers, Wayne and William Copeland, and three sisters, Deronda Godfrey, Ruthie Barns, and Dorthy Capps.
MJ has three granddaughters, Britny McKenzie, Cortney Copeland and Casey Copeland; one grandson, Blake Trahan, and two great-grandsons, Austin Fernandez and Ryder McKenzie.
The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday night for visitations from 6-8.
Graveside services were Sunday, Dec. 29th, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Restland Memorial Park in Nashville. Arrangements were under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
A.J. Miller
A.J. Miller of Lancaster, Texas, was born in 1920 in Nathan, Ark., and peacefully graduated into Heaven on Dec. 13, 2013, after a brief illness.
He was welcomed home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, a host of angels, and his soul-mate and wife of 39 years, Mary Ann Wakeland Miller; parents Ruth Waters Miller and John Fletcher Miller; brother, J.F. Miller; sister, Lutheria Tackett and her husband, John Tackett; and many others.
He will be loved and missed by his two daughters, Emily Miller, and Sandra Resch and her husband, Franz, and son, John Miller and his wife, Cuc; sister, Loretta Linskie; nine grandchildren, Thomas Eppes, Elissa Conti, Melissa Gentry, Angela Coppock, Arlon Miller, Regina Miller, Timothy Martin, Wilma Jean Green and their respective spouses; 18 great-grandchildren; brother & sisters-in-love Max Wakeland, Nadine Wakeland, Argie Wynn; nephews, John Tackett, and Max Tackett and his wife, Deb; Jimmy Miller, J.R. Miller and numerous other relatives and those who knew him.
During his full, healthy 93 years, he owned and drove his own truck before and after
serving in the Air Force in World War II, and later owned A. J. Miller Trucking Co.
He loved his family, friends and animals, especially horses. He and his wife Mary owned and operated Windy Acres Arabians, raising beautiful, prize-winning horses.
He was a long-time member of Desoto First United Methodist Church and the DeSoto Masonic Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Life Outreach, P.O. Box 982000, Ft. Worth, Texas 76182.

Obituaries

Jackie Ann Sullivan Stout
UNION CITY, Calif. – Jackie was born on March 21, 1943 in Nashville, Ark. to Charlie and Gladys Sullivan, and passed away on Nov. 24, 2013.
She was a 1961 NHS graduate. She met her husband Lloyd in Clinton, Okla., and they thereafter got married in 1963. They started their life together by moving to California in November of 1964. She worked at Owens Illinois Glass Company for 37 years, retiring in 2003. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Charlie Nell Dellinger and Berta Sue Spicer.
She is survived by her husband Lloyd Stout; daughter Kimberly Stout; son Jack Stout; grandchildren Sarah Ewing, Jonathan J. Warren, Jaclynn Claire Stout, Savannah Stout, Jyssica Falcon, and Nikko Falcon; and siblings Juanita Jones, Virginia Flaherty, Billie Sisler, Charles Sullivan, Mary Woodruff, Pam Caldwell, Rebecca Sullivan, Jimmy Don Sullivan, Edwin Sullivan, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation and a chapel service were held Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at the Fremont Memorial Chapel in Fremont, Calif., and a graveside service was held Saturday, Nov. 30 at Ceres Memorial Park in Ceres, Calif.
Shirley Don Puryear
Shirley Don Puryear, 70 of Nashville, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 in Hot Springs.
He was born Feb. 15, 1943 in Nashville, the son of the late Erron and Louise Silliavan Puryear.
He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Murfreesboro and a truck driver for many years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Puryear.
Survivors include: a son, Gary Puryear of Nashville; a daughter, Pam Plummer and husband John, of Hot Springs; a brother, Bobby Puryear of Nashville; also grandchildren.
Services were Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Ridgeway Baptist Church in Nashville. Burial followed at Delight Cemetery in Delight under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Visitation was Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville.
Burlie Wayne Pennington, Sr.
Burnie Wayne Pennington, Sr., 66, of Nathan, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.
He was born April 15, 1947 in Emmett, the son of the late Herbert Pennington and Etha Mae (Shaw) Pennington.
He was a millwright and former mill supervisor and was member of the Nathan Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Lester Pennington, and a sister, Tursie Hipp.
Survivors include: his wife, Phyllis Pennington of Nathan; four sons, Burnie Pennington, Jr. and wife,Susan, of London, Ark., Jody Pennington of Little Rock, Tim Turner and wife, Debra, of Beach City, Texas, and Scott Turner of Nashville; two daughters, Penny Caldwell and husband, Larry, of La Port, Texas, and Cindy York of Nashville; two brothers, Joe Pennington and Bill Pennington, both of Murfreesboro; a sister, Esther Scoggins of Murfreesboro; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Nathan Church of Christ with Bro. Tommy Mounts officiating. Burial followed in Biggs Chapel Cemetery in Nathan under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Visitation was Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. in the Latimer Chapel, Nashville.
Online at latimerfuneralhome.com.
Wanda Cooley
Wanda Cooley, 70, of Murfreesboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 in Hot Springs.
She was born March 24, 1943, the daughter of the late Vernon and Daisy Manning McHughes.
She was a nurses aide and was a member of the Murfreesboro Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Billy Mac Cooley.
Survivors include: son, Todd Cooley of Murfreesboro; two daughters, Teresa Jackson of Nashville, and Alisa Moore and husband, David, of Bryant,; a sister, Jane Brown of the Schaal community; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Restland Memorial Park in Nashville with Bro. Tommy Mounts officiating under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.
Visitation was Saturday at Latimer Funeral Chapel in Murfreesboro before service time.
Online at latimerfuneralhome.com.

Obituaries

James ‘Jim’ Hill
James (Jim) Baker Hill passed away on Dec. 11, 2013 in Nashville, Ark.
He was born in Nashville, and loved his hometown until his death. He attended Nashville High School, the University of Arkansas, and received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Henderson State University. He married Charlotte Byrd of Gurdon in 1968. He was the proud father to Jenifer Hill Kendrick (Conway) and Allison Hill Worthen (Little Rock) and loved his sons-in-law, Greg Kendrick (Conway) and Phillip Worthen (Little Rock) as if they were his own. His greatest joy without question was spending time with his beloved grandchildren, Baker Kendrick, Caroline Worthen, Audrey Kendrick, Will Worthen and Ellen Kendrick. Mr. Hill is survived by these beloved family members, as well as his brother, John Hill of Texarkana, and sister, Ree Hill Cunningham of Springdale. He was predeceased by his parents, J. B and Faustine Hill of Nashville, and a sister, Virginia Ann Hill Andres of Texarkana.
Hill served his country as a United States Marine for seven years before becoming a cattle rancher and timber producer in Howard County. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of First Baptist Church in Nashville, his local Kiwanis club, and served numerous civic organizations in his town and surrounding counties. An active member of the Cattleman’s Association, he served his community and state as the President of the Cattlemen’s Association for the State of Arkansas, and later proudly served on the National Beef Council. Jim Hill was dedicated to the service of his community and state.  Hill felt called to run for office to serve his community earlier in his life, but expressed that a “man’s primary job is to be a good daddy” and that he didn’t want to serve on Capitol Hill while his girls went to college.
He was elected to represent his district in the House of Representatives, 1993-1996, and moved on to the Senate in 1996-2009.  He was elected by his Senate colleagues to be the President Pro Tem of the Senate for the 84th General Assembly in 2003. As a member of the House, he was a chief sponsor of the conservation tax which helps fund the Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Parks and Tourism Department. He was inducted into the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Hall of Fame in 2007. He was active in raising funds for diagnosing and treatment of prostate cancer and served on the Arkansas Prostrate Cancer Foundation Board of Directors. He received that organization’s prestigious award for outstanding service. He presided as a War Memorial Stadium Commissioner. He proudly served the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope as an active member of a guiding board. He served Arkansas on the Board of Directors for the Arkansas State Fair.  He was proudest of being named Nashville’s “Man of the Year” in 2009.
In 2006, Henderson State University named him an Outstanding Alumnus.
A funeral service to honor Jim Hill was held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Nashville, Ark. Burial followed at Nashville Cemetery.
A visitation was held at Latimer Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to any of Mr. Hill’s favorite charities including Soaring Wings Ranch, Nashville City Parks, Nashville First Baptist Church.
You may send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.
Glenn A. Bell
Glenn A. Bell, age 86 a lifelong resident of Mineral Springs, Ark., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 at his home.
He was born Dec. 18, 1926 in Mineral Springs to the late Rufus Marvin and Lizzie Lee Cowling Bell. Glenn was a faithful member of the Mineral Springs United Methodist Church. He had served on numerous Methodist boards. He was a cattle rancher and was a member of the Arkansas Cattleman’s Association where he had served and worked on the local and state levels. He was a member of the Mineral Springs Lions Club and was an annual member of the family squirrel camp. He was an avid sports fan and loved reading his daily newspapers keeping up with the local and state news. Most of all Glenn was a devoted and proud family man. His family was precious to him, they were his life. He lived for his children, and grandchildren along with the love of his life, Dot. To Glenn his family was the most cherished prize he had, and he would let anybody know that asked. Glenn strongly believed in strong family values, loyalty, trust, faith, love and honesty to name a few. He taught these values to his children, because of his love for them.
A few years back Dorothy “Dot” Ruth Bell, the best friend and love of his life, went to Heaven to reserve a special place for him, and Glenn was more than ready to see what she had done. Recently his daughter, Rebecca Gay Bell, had joined her mother and this made Glenn even more ready, even though he didn’t want to leave the rest of his family behind, knowing that someday they too will be joining them for eternity.
He leaves behind his son, Greg and wife Diane Bell of Sheridan, Ark., as well as a daughter, Joy Bell Norris and husband Todd of Garland, Texas, and his youngest son, Kirk and wife Lesa Bell of Mineral Springs.
Also, his brothers and sisters: Francis Bell of Mineral Springs, Gene “Red” Bell of Batesville, Clyde Bell of Mineral Springs and Joyce Bell Hesselbein of Bryant; six grandchildren, Emily Bell Cox, Caroline Bell, Trevor Norris, Kimberly Bell, Megan Worthen and Chad Goss; three great-grandchildren, Ella Morgan, Bradon Worthen and Parker Goss. And a large host of other family and friends too numerous to name.
Services will be Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mineral Springs United Methodist Church with Terry Bell and Glenn Hicks officiating. Interment will follow in Mineral Springs Cemetery. The family would like to invite you to Nashville Funeral Home on Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. to share memories of Glenn. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com.
Memorials may be made to the Mineral Springs United Methodist Church, PO Box 298, Mineral Springs, AR 71851, in his honor.
Frank James Dawson
Frank James Dawson,  51 of Nashville, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 in Hot Springs.
He was born Nov. 28, 1962 in Hot Springs to James Dawson and the late Laverne Robins Dawson.
Survivors include: his wife, Rosa Orduna of Mexico; children, Michael Henthorn of Lodi, James Dawson of Nashville, Megan Huffman of Nashville, Nestor Orduna of Mexico; stepdaughters, Monica Orduna of Nashville and Alejandra Aguirre of Hope; siblings, Bonnie Dawson of Nashville, Geraldine Cogburn of Glenwood, Robert Dawson of Nashville and Teresa Tollett of Glenwood; also grandchildren.
A visitation was held at Nashville Funeral Home on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 from 11-noon.
Private services will be held at a later date. Send the family an online sympathy message at nashvillefh.com.
Melba Elaine Strawn
Melba Elaine Strawn, 95, of Nashville, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 in Hot Springs.
She was born June 2, 1918 in Belton, Ark, the daughter of the late William Jeff Bradley and Mattie Bell (Tucker) Bradley.
She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Carl Strawn; two brothers, Byron Bradley and Bill Bradley; and one sister, Audrey Lively.
Survivors include: two sons, Keith Strawn and wife, Shirley, of Nashville, and Greg Strawn and wife, Fran, of Nashville; one daughter, Patricia Stine and husband, Henry, of Texarkana, Ark.; also grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Services were Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at 2p.m. at Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville. Burial followed in Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Murfreesboro under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.
Visitation was Saturday from 5-7 p.m.
Gladys Lissie Keaster Golden
Gladys Lissie Keaster Golden, 73, of Dierks, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
She was born March 10, 1940 in Dierks, the daughter of the late Sylvester and Melissie Barbre Keaster. She was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd A. Golden, and infant daughter, Donna.
Survivors include: a son, Loyd Golden and wife, Paulette of Dierks; three daughters,  Janie Pannell and husband, James, of Gillham, Angela Taylor and husband, Robert, and Debbie Golden all of Dierks; three brothers, Eunice Keaster of Dierks, Ernest Keaster of El Dorado, Arkansas and Lawson Keaster of San Augustine, Texas; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Dierks with Gary Welch and Terry Goff officiating. Burial followed in the Fellowship Cemetery.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 at the funeral home in Dierks.
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Charles Elton Tollett
Charles Elton Tollett, 60, of Mineral Springs, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 in Nashville. He was born June 11, 1953 in Nashville to the late David Earl and Leila Maude O’Dell Tollett.
He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Nashville.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Carol J. Bundrick.
Survivors include: his wife, Jacque Edwards Burnette Tollett of Mineral Springs; children, Nikkie McLelland and husband, John, of Delight, Derek Tollett and wife, Shana,of Nashville; step-children, Jason Dwayne Edwards of Mineral Springs, Justin Matthew Edwards and wife, Paula, of Vilseck, Germany, and Bradley Ray Burnette of Hot Springs; two sisters, Phyllis A. Tollett Romans of Nashville, and Terri L. Tollett Collins of Lafayette, La.; also grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church in Nashville with Bro. Billy Dawson and Bro. Paul Bullock officiating. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family received friends at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 pm.
Send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.
Kathryn Sue Lenore
Kelly McCarty
Kathryn (Sue) Lenore (Kelly) McCarty, age 87, of Murfreesboro, passed away on Dec. 14, 2013 in Murfreesboro.
She was born on May 8, 1926 in Ardmore, Okla., the daughter of the late Ernest E. Kelly and Frankie (Buchanan) Kelly.
Mrs. McCarty was manager of Diamond State Park for 23 years, and was member of St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Nashville, Ark.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Walton McCarty; and one son, Anthony Walton McCarty.
Survivors include: two granddaughters, Donna Lynn McCarty of Murfreesboro, and Mary Christine Jasper of Hawkins, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Hayley and Camryn, both of Hawkins, Texas; and one brother, Ernest E. Kelly of Ponca City, Okla.
A host of other relatives and friends mourn her passing.
Services were scheduled for Wednesday Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:00 Noon in St. Martin’s Catholic Church, 1011 Leslie St. in Nashville. Burial to follow in Restland Memorial Park in Nashville under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Rosary will be at 5:30 p.m. with visitation beginning at 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.
You may send an online sympathy message to latimerfuneralhome.com.
Ruth Ann Hooks
Ruth Ann Hooks, 61 of Nashville died Sunday Dec. 15, 2013 in Murfreesboro.
She was born June 26, 1952 in Butler, Mo., to the late Raleigh and Letha Adams Vermillion. She was a member of the Cross Point Cowboy Church in Nashville.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, and two sisters.
Survivors include: her children, Travis Fields and wife, Tammy, of Butler, Billy Fields and wife, Rebecca, of Nevada, Mo., Luke Fields and wife, Tracy, of Rich Hill, Mo., T.J. Hooks of Nashville,  Crystal Lovewell and husband, Glen, of Murfreesboro, and Tammy  Perez and husband, Joe, of Texas City, Texas; a sister, Dorothy Martz of Hooks, Texas; a brother, Donald Vermillion of Hope; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Mineral Springs Cemetery with Bro. Don Jones officiating. You may send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.
Boyce Robert Parsons
Boyce Robert Parsons, 86 of Nashville, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 in Nashville.
He was born Dec. 4, 1927 in Old Washington, Ark., to the late John and Zula Mouser Parsons. He was a retired electrician and an Air Force Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Parsons.
Survivors include: a son, Mark Parsons of Carrollton, Texas, and a daughter, Lori Anne Bennett of Nashville; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Marlbrook Cemetery near Blevins with Chuck Reel officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday night from 6-8.
Send the family an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.

Obituaries

Keith Snell
Keith Snell, 45, of Nashville died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 in Nashville.
He was born May 3, 1968 in Nashville, the son of the late Esau Snell and Nellie (Brewer) Snell.
He was employed with Tyson Foods of Nashville for 26 years and was a member of the Williams Memorial Church of God in Christ in Nashville.
Survivors include: his wife, Stena Snell of Nashville; a son, Dequan McGraw of Nashville; five brothers, Idak Snell of Mineral Springs, Mark Snell of Nashville, Mickey Snell of Nashville, Steven Snell of Mineral Springs, and Leonard Snell of Nashville; two sisters, Charlotte Snell of Nashville and Michelle Snell of Hot Springs.
Services were Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Williams Memorial Church of God in Christ in Nashville with Pastor Ramon D. Henderson officiating. Burial followed at Sunset Gardens in Nashville under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.
Visitation was Friday from 5-8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Obituaries

Roger Alan Runnels
Roger Alan Runnels, 50 of Bodcaw, Ark., died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.
He was born Nov. 29, 1962 in De Queen to Bettie Eloise Kesterson Runnels and the late John Delbert Runnels. He was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by a brother, John A. Runnels.
He loved hunting, fishing and being outdoors.
Survivors include: his mother, Bettie Runnels of Nashville; a daughter, Marti Hammond of Texarkana, Texas; two sisters, Rene Harrison of Texarkana, Ark., and Sheila Diane Venable of Nashville; two brothers, Kevin Runnels of Hooks, Texas, and Michael Runnels of Archie, Mo.; also two grandchildren.
A memorial service was set for 11 a.m. Wednesday Dec. 4, 2013 at Nashville Funeral Home. Send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com.
Zela ‘Bo’ Campbell
Zela “Bo” Campbell, 78 of Delight, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at her residence.
She was born Dec. 18, 1934 in Wortham, Texas, the daughter of late Joe Wesley Padgett and Maggie May (Powell) Padgett.
She was preceded in death by four brothers and sisters, Sam Thomas Padgett, Clara Wood, Ann Moore, and Essie Eady.
Survivors include: her husband of 59 years, Gerald Campbell of Delight; a son, Steve Campbell and wife, LaDonna, of Delight; a daughter, Kathy Campbell of Baytown, Texas; a brother, James Padgett of Deer Park, Texas; a sister, Mildred Nelson of Delight; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 Campbell Cemetery in Delight under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.
Audra Muriel Dixon
Audra Muriel Dixon, 88 of Murfreesboro, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 in Murfreesboro.  She was born March 25, 1925 in Okolona, the daughter of the late Claude B. and Ruth B. Howard.
She was a member of the Murfreesboro Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Limuel F. Dixon; daughters, Gloria Jean and Vickey Lynn; a son, Ronnie W. Dixon; and a sister, Doris Spradlin.
Survivors include: a daughter, Dianne Risner and husband, Hobert, of Murfreesboro; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were set for Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Murfreesboro Church of Christ with Tommy Mounts and Roger Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Murfreesboro Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6-8 p.m.
 Lois Spray
Lois Spray, 78, of Nashville, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 in Nashville.
She was born Feb. 13, 1935 in Tyronza, Ark., the daughter of the late Fred Tilley and Essie Mae (Hodge) Tilley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Spray; a daughter, Leveta Godwin; six brothers; and five sisters.
Survivors include: a son, Dennis Godwin and wife, Denise of Murfreesboro; four daughters, Linda Icenhower and husband, Rex, of Nashville, Judy Link and husband, Lawrence, of Murfreesboro, Barbara Allmon and husband, Rick, of Murfreesboro, and Donna Godwin of Tampa, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Melinda Spray of Alabama; sister, Patricia Johnson of Paragould; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in Restland Memorial Park under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, from 6-8 p.m.
Jimmie Jean Welch
Jimmie Jean Welch, 57, of Mineral Springs, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 in Texarkana, Texas.
She was born Dec.ember 31, 1955 in Nashville, the daughter of Jack Schooley and the late Meveline Smith Schooley.
She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
Survivors include: her husband, Terry Welch of Mineral Springs; a daughter, Wendy Walston of Center Point; a brother, Richard Schooley of Mineral Springs; and a sister, Jackie Goodson of Center Point.
Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville with Bro. Tim Freel officiating.Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at Latimer Funeral Home.

Obituaries (Nov. 19-26)

John Seaborn Egger
John Seaborn Egger, age 79 of Nashville, Ark., passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 in Nashville.
He was born Oct. 3, 1934 near Mena, Ark., to the late Teddie and Willia Hoover Egger. John was a member of the Bingen United Methodist Church and was an Air Force veteran during Korea. He was a retired Corporal with the Arkansas State Police Troop G in Hope, Ark. Prior to that he had been a city police officer for the city of Mena and a chief deputy for Polk County. John loved hunting and fishing and being outdoors. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and past Master of Pleasant Valley Lodge #30 in Nashville. He also was past Patron of Elberta Chapter 538 Order of The Eastern Star in Nashville. John was also a faithful member of the ‘chain gang’ at the Scrapper football home games.
Preceding him in death was a granddaughter, Samantha Egger.
His survivors include: his best friend and wife of over 58 years, Jeanne Egger of Nashville, Ark.; two sons, David Egger and wife, Brenda, of Mena, Ark., and Kenneth Egger of Hempstead, Texas; a brother, Don Egger and wife, Delphia, of Arkadelphia, Ark.; two sisters, Mary Byford and husband, Buck, of Waldron, Ark., and Karen Walters and husband, Jerry, of Mena, Ark.; three grandchildren, John David Egger and wife, Jill, Russell Egger and wife, Loren, and Gary Egger; three step-grandchildren, B’lanna, D’eanna, and C’ameron Stevenson. A host of other family and friends.
Services were Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Nashville with Bro. James Harris and Bro. David Blase officiating. Interment followed at 2:30 p.m.  in Cherry Hill Cemetery near Mena, Ark., under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Valley Masonic Lodge #30 at 603 North Main Nashville, AR 71852. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com.
Frances Compton
Frances Compton, 84, of Nashville, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 in Nashville.
She was born Aug. 17, 1929, in Magnolia, the daughter of the late King and Vollie Hooker Rankin.
Survivors include: her son, John David Compton of Nashville, and her sister, June Ellen of Texarkana.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Winfred Compton; a brother, Bill Rankin, and sisters Johnnie Ashenhart and Bennie McCune.
Private graveside services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at Restland Memorial Park under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.
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Lois Elizabeth Tollett
Lois Elizabeth Tollett, 96, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.
She was born Jan. 26, 1917, in Caddo Gap, Ark., the daughter of the late Clarence and Margaret Horne. She was a charter member of Hot Springs Baptist Church and was a licensed practical nurse.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Arland Tollett; and seven siblings.
Survivors include: her daughters, Arlene Kaschner, and Suzette White and husband, Martin.
The family will have a private service at a later date.
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Eunice Higgins
Eunice ‘Puney’ Higgins, 79, of Murfreesboro died Nov. 25, 2013.
She was born in the Japany community on Sept. 16, 1934 to the late Walter and Pearl Bateman Cox.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gearld ‘Papa’ Higgins; a daughter, Barbie Higgins; two sisters, Bonnie Smith and Nettie Conyers; and two brothers, Clifford Cox and Jamie Cox.
Survivors include: her daughter Vivian Van Camp and husband, Johnny, of Antoine; a son, Vance Higgins of Pike City; three brothers, Raymond Cox of Winslow, Buddy Cox of Hopkins, S.C., and Calvin Cox of Pike City; two sisters, Darlene Boyd of Highland Home, Ala., and Ruby Marstellar of Benson, Ariz.; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were scheduled for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro with Rob Evans officiating.
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