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David Cruseturner, 57, of Little Rock. Ewing R. Guthrie, 93, of Little Rock. Nell Rose Thomas, 92, of Little Rock. Raymond Lamond Washington, 81, of Little Rock. Mattie Pearl (Chadwick) Wilkins, 90, of Maumelle. ELSEWHERE IN ARKANSAS
Travis Earl “Dutch” Blair, 81.
Fred Eugene Spears, 88.
Roy Lee Dart, 92.
Joe Wayne Cain, 91. Melver Evelyn Collins Hardin, 96. Peter Paul Karczmarczyk III, 50. Charles Lewis Keim, 59. Sammie Lee Martin, 71.
Raymond Udell Cupp, 78.
Mary Sue Parham, 90.
Earl Harold Hill, 95.
Colie Will Starling Berryman, 93.
Troy Black, 80.
Marcie Carpenter, 87.
Carmen Marie Leech Foster, 43.
Byron Allen Michels, 77.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE
Kimberly Askew Powell, 46.
Wencil “Sue” Clayton Stokes, 86.
Bill Bratton Hogue Jr., 65.
Lillie Scott, 65.
Elner Mae Beshears, 97.
Deanna Ruth Reinke, 64.
Loyd C. Sledge, 87.
Joe Leroy Fuller, 73. Mary Louise Owens, 88. Elizabeth Adams Powell, 82. Helen White Powell, 82. Annie Thomasine “Tomye” Stockdill Wilson, 89.
Brooks Moore, 74.
Bobby Lee “Bob” Cary, 84. Rosalie Harrison, 71. Randy Dean Wyman, 55.
Jacob Edward Fischer, 78.
Thakorbhai Patel, 88.
Charles Earl Givins, 66.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.
Sandra Lee Carter Fugate, 73.
DAVID CRUSETURNER, 57, of Little Rock passed away peacefully on March 23, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was a devoted husband, loving father, and a steadfast friend whose generosity of spirit and quick wit touched the lives of many. He was born February 15, 1957 in Houston, Texas and lived there most of his life until moving to Arkansas in 1981.
David retired from the Arkansas Department of Corrections in May 2009 after serving most recently as Assistant Director of Construction and Maintenance. He was a member of the Retired Employee’s Association of the Arkansas Department of Corrections. He was an avid golfer who spent much of his free time on the golf courses of Pleasant Valley Country Club and Harbor Oaks. He worshiped God through his thoughts, actions, and the way he lived his life.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents. Those who remain to cherish his love and memories are his wife of 32 years, Diane; their two sons, Grant David (Jennifer) Cruseturner of Denver, Colo. and Dustin Lee Cruseturner of Little Rock; and his companion and beloved dog, Duffy; three sisters: Kathie (Mike) Crites of Baytown, Texas, Paula (Alan) Wohl of Hopkins, MN, and Debbie (Michael) Lindsey of Spring, Texas.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at St. James United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock, Ark. 72212, Phone: 501-217-6700. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Ark. 72211, Phone: 501-224-8300. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The D.W. Cruseturner Scholarship Fund, in care of Arkansas Association of Correctional Employees Trust (AACET), P.O.Box 1579. Cabot, Ark. 72023, Phone: 501-412-2198. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.
–––––•–––––EWING R. GUTHRIE, a retired physical therapist of Little Rock, died March 23, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Gladys and Ewing and a brother, Dewell. Born in Spiro, Oklahoma in 1921, he was a graduate of Little Rock High School, Central Baptist College, Virginia Commonwealth University, and UALR. He was a member of 2nd Baptist Church for over 70 years. A WW II veteran, he belonged to the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association. He was a lifetime member of the Arkansas Physical Therapy Association and the Arkansas Gerontological Association. His principal work affiliations were with the VA Hospital, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock School District and Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Lota Wright Guthrie, several cousins and extended family, Betty and Chuck Gardner and family.
Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Cove Garden Fund, # 3 Shepherds Cove, Little Rock, Ark. 72205 Private graveside services will be held. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.griffinleggetthealeyroth.com.
–––––•–––––Our beloved NELL ROSE THOMAS, age 92, of Little Rock stepped into to her heavenly home Sunday, March 23, 2014. She was born August 13, 1921, to the late Frank and Margarete Ramsey in Little Rock, Ark. She was like a mother to all of her grandchildren, as well as her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was known for open arms and welcoming everyone in her home.
Mom was full of life and gave every moment she could to serve others. For many years she devoted her time to the infant nursery at Word Aflame, previously First United Pentecostal Church in Little Rock. If you had a question about life, raising a child in the way they should go, cooking, home remedies, she always had the answer. She was steadfast, strong and consistent, loving you regardless – even when you felt you didn’t deserve it — and she made you feel loved and valued. She leaves with us wonderful memories and the desire to pass on her legacy of a true servant’s heart, the ultimate example of God’s love. We have learned the power of a strong relationship will sustain us when we feel weak and will give us strength. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Herman Robert Thomas; brothers Jack, Burt and Raymond Ramsey; sisters Zella Hughes, Patsy Mc-Farland, Margarete Sullens and great-granddaughter, Somer Nicole Tolliver and daughter-in-law, Kristin Clubbs Thomas. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, John and Judi Tolliver of Sherwood, son and daughter-in-law, Frank “Butch” and Dianna Atkinson of Bryant, son and daughter-in-law Herman R. “Bobby” and Joy Thomas II of Little Rock, daughter and son-inlaw, Jeff and Debbie Newkirk of Roland, and son, Darin Thomas of Little Rock; sister, Dorothy Hinshaw of Burlington, N.C.; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren along with a host of loving family members and friends. Visitation will be from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home, 5800 W 12th St., Little Rock. Service will be conducted by Reverend Bryan Shock. Interment will be in Pine Crest Memorial park.
The family would like to thank the staffs of Home Instead and Hospice Home Care for the exceptional care given to our mother. Memorials should be made to Turnpointe Church of Conway, Arkansas. Please share your memories and messages of love, comfort and support with the family at www. griffinleggetthealeyroth.com.
–––––•–––––RAYMOND LAMOND WASHINGTON, 81, Little Rock, departed this life March 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, General James Washington; mother, Velma Mabel; siblings, Melba E. Miers, Waddell E. Washington, Muriel J. Cameron. He leaves to cherish his memory with his brother, James Washington and a host of family and friends. Visitation: Wednesday, 12-6 p.m. Funeral: Thursday, 11 a.m., both at Robinson Mortuary, Pastor Percy Gilbert, Officiating. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Little Rock (501) 371-0111. Sign online guestbook at www.robinsonmortuary.com. “Service You Can Trust.”
–––––•–––––MATTIE PEARL (CHADWICK) WILKINS, age 90, of Maumelle (formerly of Sherwood), passed away on March 23, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. She was born on December 30, 1923 in Jacksonville, Arkansas to Charles and Sarah Lillian Chadwick. Mrs. Wilkins was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, as well as working puzzles, singing, sewing and embroidering and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Troy Edward Wilkins, her parents, an infant son, Jerry Wilkins, a son, Jimmie Wilkins, a daughter, Mattie Ruth (Dodson) Noah, five sisters and three great-grandchildren. Survivors include her children and their spouses are Troy Lee Jr. and Sandi Wilkins of Maumelle, Anne and Rick Tyler of Maumelle, Charles and Maudie Wilkins of Sherwood; a daughter-in-law, Jean Wilkins of Cabot; and a son-in-law, Mearlon Noah of Cabot, two brothers Buddy Preston and Leroy Chadwick. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Huson Funeral Home in Sherwood. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Huson Funeral Home Chapel. Grandsons Reverend J. Emerson and Reverend Ricky Tyler will be officiating. Burial will follow at Harmony Cemetery on Hwy. 89 in Cato. Casket Bearers will be Ronnie Craft, Chad Guy, Wallace Wilkins, Eric Whaley, Miles Johnson, Dewayne Murdock and James Alden, all of whom are her grandsons.
Funeral Arrangements are under the care of Huson Funeral Homes at 7700 Highway 107, Sherwood, Arkansas 72120. Sign an online guest book at www.husonfuneralhome. com. Arkansas
AUBREY — Travis Earl “Dutch” Blair, age 81, died Thursday. Survivors: children, Joe Earl Blair, Rickey Blair, Patricia Covey, and Donna Monroe; sister, Inez Horton; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1-2 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bob Neal & Sons-Brickell Chapel, Marvell. Burial: Springcreek Cemetery, Aubrey. Guestbook: www. bobnealandsons.com.
–––––•–––––BEEBE — Fred Eugene Spears, 88, of Beebe, Arkansas, was born April 15, 1925, in Madison, Alabama, to Jessie Robert and Katie Ruth (Whitt) Spears, and he died Sunday, March 23, 2014.
He is survived by brothers, Jessie Spears, Richard Spears and Marvin Spears; sisters, Mabel Bennett Ashcraft and Sue Gifford; sons, Fred Gatewood, Gregory Spears, James Spears, Timothy Spears I, and Gary Spears; daughter, Honey Jo Spears; grandchildren, Shawn Spears, Timothy Spears II, Shannon Spears, Joseph Spears, Christine Mcgee, Harley Spears, Brandon Spears, Lydia Spears, Rebekah Spears, Taylor Spears, Tyler Spears, Miriam Spears, Phoebe Spears and Elijah Spears; great-grandchildren Malakhai Mcgee, Julia Spears, Holden Kirk, Dontae Mcgee, Samuel Spears, Harmony Mcgee, Abigail Spears, Lucy Kirk and Zoe Spears; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Fred was preceded in death by his parents; son Freddy Spears; brothers Jack Spears, Alvin Spears, Russell Spears, Leon Spears and Bobby Spears; and sister Thelma Williams. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe, with burial in Monk Cemetery. Arrangements by Westbrook, a Smith Family Funeral Home. www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
–––––•–––––BELLEVILLE — Roy Lee Dart, 92, Belleville died Sunday, March 23. He was warehouse worker for Borden Dairy in Little Rock for 30 years. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Upper Spring Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 12 to 1 p.m. Wednesday before service at the funeral home. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville.
–––––•–––––BENTON — Joe Wayne Cain, 91, of Benton died Sunday, March 23, 2014. He was born May 6, 1922, in Centerville to the late Mac Monroe Cain and Cora Bryson Cain. Mr. Cain served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1945, during World War II. He later worked for the Pulaski County School District as a painter and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Cain was preceded in death by his first wife, Amelia Roth Cain, and his second wife, Lucille Cain; two daughters, Donnie Porter and Linda Cain, and nine siblings. Mr. Cain is survived by three children, Elaine Cofer of Benton, Ron Cain of Austin, Texas, and Wanda Lafferty of Jacksonville, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Griffin Leggett Forrest Hills Funeral Home in Alexander with graveside services beginning at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Forrest Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home (501) 843-5816. Please sign the online guestbook at www.moorescabotfuneralhome. com.
–––––•–––––BENTON — Melver Evelyn Collins Hardin, 96, of Benton died Sunday, March 23, 2014. She was born January 14, 1918, in Monticello, Ark., to the late Sam and Mary Elisabeth (Burrough) Collins and worked for the Bryant School system. She attended Benton First Assembly of God Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Beb Hardin; her son, Jimmy Hardin; a granddaughter, Brandy Hardin; two brothers and five sisters. Survivors include three sons, Gerald Hardin (Margaret) of Benton, Jerry Hardin of Hot Springs, and James Hardin of Benton; one daughter, Suzanne Claunch (Randy) of Hobbs, N.M.; five grandchildren, Eugene, Russell, Brian, Raymond and Teresa Hardin; four great-grandchildren, Bradley, Jennifer, Brittany and Alex; and two great-great-grandchildren, Ethan and Liem.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in the chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047) with Bro. Gene Husky officiating. Interment will follow in New Rosemont Memorial Park in Benton. Serving as pallbearers are Eugene Hardin, Russell Hardin, Brian Hardin, Bradley Hardin, Robert Pierce and Bobby Pierce. Alex Martinez and Raymond Hardin will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, March 25th, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideon Memorial Bible Representative, P.O. Box 415, Benton, Ark. 72015, or to The Missions Department, First Assembly of God Church, 1801 Hot Springs Hwy, Benton, Ark. 72015. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard.
–––––•–––––BENTON — Peter Paul Karczmarczyk, III passed away March 23, 2014 in Little Rock, Ark. He was born June 27, 1963 in Fort Madison, Iowa.
Peter is survived by his parents, Pete and Marty; two sons, Matt of Fayetteville and Peter IV of East End; grandchildren, Carter, Mattysin, and Bentley and his fiancé, Whitney Scoggins; sister, Elaine M. Evans and husband Tim of Okolona, Ark.; nephew, Tim Jr.; niece, Julia, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Pete was fortunate to be married to two wonderful women, Moneica Peacock and Amanda Hubbard. He was preceded in death by a son, Trent, who was married to Paige Rogers. Together, they had two sons, Kamden and Kegan. Since then, Paige has acquired two additional sons, Lucas and Conner. Pete had accepted them as his grandchildren also. He was also preceded in death by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Pete lived a full life working in construction, farming, and truck driving. He loved to fish and hunt. He was stricken down early in his life with a painful disability.
Memorial service to be held Wednesday, March 26th, 2014, 10 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, 1647 Salem Road, Benton, Ark. 72019. Visitation gathering held one hour prior to service. Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Home, 322 N. Market, Benton, Ark. 72015. For information: 501-778-7100. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com. –––––•–––––BENTON — Charles Lewis Keim, 59, of Benton, passed away March 22, 2014. He was born January 25, 1955, in Benton to Dutch and Mary Ethyl Keim. Memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 4 p.m. at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant. To sign online guestbook visit www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.
–––––•–––––BENTON — Sammie Lee Martin of Benton passed away suddenly March 20, 2014. Born September 21, 1942 in Mena, he grew up in Nash, Texas. Sam served as a “Ditty Bopper” in the USAF, and was a proud member of the 6987th Alumni Association. He eluded the layoffs at AT&T/Lucent for 35 years before retiring in Phoenix, Ariz. in 1999. He and Sandy then returned home to Arkansas. Sam set a high standard with his work ethic and providing for his family, but his greatest legacy was living for his Savior and teaching his family to walk in those footsteps of serving God and studying His word.
Sam is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Perry Martin and Anna Lee Embry. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sandra Kay Martin; their children Gina & Brad Eggebrecht, Sammie Ann & Chris Dunkum and Dara & Jacob Martin; eight grandchildren; a brother, Jim Martin, of Yukon, Okla.; many other family members and friends and his special companion, six year old dachshund, Sophie. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at Griffin Leggett Forest Hills and a graveside service will be Wednesday, March 26th at 3 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park. If attending either, please join the family in honoring Sam’s memory by wearing blue jeans &/or cowboy boots. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gideons International, The Veterans of Foreign Wars or the charity of your choice. Please share your memories of Sam at www.griffinleggettforesthills.com.
–––––•–––––BRINKLEY — Raymond Udell Cupp, age 78 of Brinkley, Ark., died at his home on Friday, March 21, 2014. Raymond was born October 24, 1935 in Moro, Ark., to Udell Cupp and Florene Mullinax Cupp. On November 22, 1953, Raymond married the love of his life, Audine Clemons Cupp, and they were blessed with six children. From an early age, Raymond only new hard work. Daylight until dark, farm work and later on, a heavy equipment operator. When he had time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. After a few trips trying to teach some of his son-in-laws how to hunt, he decided maybe it was time to give this up. He loved the outdoors whether raking leaves, or picking up pecans, mowing the grass, or planting flowers for Mom, he was the happiest when he was outdoors. He took up wood working and together he and Mom made some beautiful crafts. Raymond was of the Church of Christ faith.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Udell and Florene Cupp, son, Mitchell Wayne Cupp, and grandson, Michael Wayne Cupp. Surviving family members are his wife, Audine; four daughters, Doris Alderson (Eddy) of Brinkley, Rachel Robinson of Sheridan, Diana Howton (Dale) of Brinkley, Theresa Donner (Danny) of South Carolina, and one son, Roger Cupp of Brinkley; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel Chism of Clarendon, Maybell Hatch of Sherwood, and two brothers, Billy Cupp of Monroe and Wesley Cupp of Brinkley. Services will be at the Broadmoor Baptist Church on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 2 p.m. Visitation will be one hour before service. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Ricky Howton, Joshua, Justin and Jake Donner, Steven and Marcus Cupp, and Chad and Casey Cupp; David Tate honorary. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Arkansas Funeral Care. www.arkansasfuneralcare. com.
–––––•–––––CAMDEN — Mary Sue Parham, age 90, of Camden, died Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Ouachita County Medical Center. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Parham was preceded in death by her husband, Emmette Parham; parents, C.G. and Era Gordon; brothers, C.G. Gordon Jr. and Ralph Gordon; and two nephews. She is survived by her sons, Ricky Parham and wife, Sharon of Camden and Dr. Gordon Parham and wife, Jeanne of Fayetteville, Ark.; daughter, Pam Roberts and husband, Allen of Camden; grandchildren, Jack Parham, Allison Lawson and husband, Craig, and Nathan Roberts all of Camden, Quin Parham and Sean Parham both of Fayetteville, Ark.; and one great-grandchild, Max Lawson of Camden.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Buddy Ratliff will officiate the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be to the First United Methodist Church. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest register visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com . –––––•–––––CLARENDON — Earl Harold Hill, 95, died Saturday. Harold was born in Ragtown, Ark., Feb. 7, 1919, to William and Pearl Hill. He later moved to Memphis, Tenn., where he attended Messick High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the Clarendon First United Methodist Church. Harold was a retired employee of Potlatch in Stuttgart, Ark., and loved to spend his time playing golf and visiting with friends and family.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 58 years, Lila Mae Page Hill; son, Bobby Joe Fisher; brother Russell Hill; and sister, Mary Ellen Brooks. He is survived by son, Kenneth Fisher; and wife, Brenda of North Little Rock; a daughter, Carolyn Rogers and husband Jesse of Clarendon; six grandchildren, Lynn Rogers, Mark Rogers (Laura), Jeff Rogers, Kristi Fisher, Donna Smiley (Henry); Joe Fisher (Amy); six great-grandchildren, Kenny Rogers (Chasity), Kristen Rogers, Blake Chapman, Colin Fisher, Garrett Fisher, Cade Smiley; and one great-great-granddaughter, Alexie Norris.
Visitation will be Tuesday, 1-2 p.m. at Wesleyan Hall of First United Methodist Church, Clarendon, with funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Macedonia Cemetery, Holly Grove, by Brown Funeral Home.
–––––•–––––FOUNTAIN HILL — Mrs. Colie Will Starling Berryman, 93, of Fountain Hill died Sunday, March 23, 2014. Funeral service: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Flat Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
–––––•–––––GREENBRIER — Troy Black, age 80, of Greenbrier, Ark., passed away on March 20, 2014, in Conway, Ark. Troy was born on March 10, 1934, to Geneva and Thomas Black in Lano, Texas. Mr. Black was a Vietnam Veteran and retired Air Force Staff Sargent, who in his free time enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Troy was preceded in death by a brother, Dorman; and sister, Felicia Antincio. Troy is survived by four sons, Christopher, Timothy, Terry and David; three daughters, Angela, Shelia and Pamela; and has 20 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Donations can be made in Troy Black’s name to the Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, at calfarley.org. Services will be privately held by the family at a later date. Arrangements by Rosewood Cremation. Obit/ guestbook: www.rosewoodcremation.comhttp://www.rosewoodcremation.com/. –––––•–––––HAMBURG — Marcie Carpenter, 87, of Hamburg died Sunday, March 23, 2014. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Hamburg Cemetery. Visitation: 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
–––––•–––––HAND COVE — Carmen Marie Leech Foster, age 43, of Hand Cove, Ark., passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, after a two-year courageous battle with pancreatic cancer in Mountain Home. She was born May 29, 1970, in Little Rock, Ark., to Dick and Sara (Blalock) Leech.
Carmen is survived by her husband and daughter, Matt and Lily Foster of Hand Cove, Ark.; her parents, Dick and Sara Leech of Hand Cove, Ark.; a sister, Rebecca Neustel and husband Elton of Fenton, Pa., and many other family and friends.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the Roller Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Randy Satterfield and Wanda Craven officiating. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Elizabeth Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the staff at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House for their loving care for Carmen during her last days. Memorial contributions may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House. Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home. Visit our online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
–––––•–––––HEBER SPRINGS — Byron Allen Michels, 77, emergency medical technician, U.S. Army veteran, and member of American Legion, passed away March 23, 2014. Children, David Michels, Anthony Michels, Stephen Michels, Jeanette Michels, and Angela Michels; mother of his children, Carol Michels; brothers, Loren Lee Michels and James David Michels. Olmstead Funeral Home. www.olmstead.cc.
–––––•–––––HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Kimberly Askew Powell, 46, of Hot Springs Village passed into glory on Sunday, March 23, 2014, after a tough battle with cancer. She was born on Aug. 7, 1967, in Magnolia and raised in El Dorado, Ark. She is survived by her husband, Larry Powell DDS; two children, Jessica and Lane; her Dad and mother, Joe and Carol Askew of El Dorado; two brothers, Joey and Terry Askew of El Dorado. Visitation and service will be 10:30am at Walnut Valley Church on North Hwy. 7, Hot Springs, Ark. There will be a graveside service at Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church in Dalark, Ark. Memorials or donations may be made to Walnut Valley Church Mission Work or any animal rescue organization in your area. www. arkansasfuneralcare.com.
–––––•–––––KENSETT — Wencil “Sue” Clayton Stokes, 86, of Kensett died Sunday, March 23. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, March 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26 at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home with burial following at Foster Chapel Cemetery. www.SearcyMcEuenFuneralHome.com.
–––––•–––––MAGNOLIA — Bill Bratton Hogue Jr., age 65, of Magnolia passed away March 19, 2014. Memorial services will be Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Central Baptist Church. Visitation will be 1 p.m. at the church fellowship hall prior to service under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home of Magnolia. –––––•–––––MALVERN — Lillie Scott, 65, Malvern died on March 22, 2014. Survivors: son, Joe Wayne Scott; daughters, Tina Scott Laster, Dena Ann Scott; sister, Mary Ragland; grandchildren, Ashley Laster, Jeremy Laster; great-grandchild, Carissa Cadence Burkett; several nieces, nephews, friends. Memorial Service at a later date. Cremation Arrangements: Regency Funeral Home. Guestbook: regencyfuneralhome.com.
–––––•–––––McCRORY — Mrs. Elner Mae Beshears, 97, of McCrory died Sunday. Survivors: children, Virgil, James, Howard, Eddie, Albert and Gene Beashears, Mary Smith, Betty Woodbright, Sue Matthews; 37 grandchildren; 93 great-grandchildren; 49 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel. Interment: Eightmile Cemetery. Visitation: Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. Arrangements: Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home. www.jacksonsfh. com.
–––––•–––––PERRYVILLE — Loyd Sledge, 87, of Perryville, Ark., died Sunday, March 23, 2014. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, Ark. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
–––––•–––––PINE BLUFF — Joe Leroy Fuller, 73, of Pine Bluff passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. Survivors: brother, Pete Fuller; sister, Mary Jane (Bill) Horn all of Pine Bluff. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel with visitation starting at 1 p.m. at Cranford Funeral Home of White Hall. www. cranfordfh.com. –––––•–––––PINE BLUFF — Mrs. Mary Louise Owens, 88, of Pine Bluff passed Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Services will be Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Cherry Street AME Zion Church by Rev. Silas Redd at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
–––––•–––––PINE BLUFF — Mrs. Elizabeth Adams Powell, 82, of Pine Bluff passed Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Services will be Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Barraque Street MBC by Rev. T.R. Ramey at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Section of Graceland Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
–––––•–––––PINE BLUFF — Helen White Powell, age 82, of Pine Bluff died Sunday. Survivors: husband, Richard Warren Powell; children, Ronald White, Darlene Edwards; a brother and a sister; four stepchildren; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. in Graceland Cemetery by Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services. Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com.
–––––•–––––PINE BLUFF — Annie Thomasine “Tomye” Stockdill Wilson, age 89, of Pine Bluff died Sunday. Survivors include a son, Robert Wilson Jr. of Cabot; three daughters, Renee Lewallen of Little Rock, Genie Ashcraft of Bismarck, Ark., and Bobbye Gurley of Conway; two sisters, Dorothy Russell of Grady and Joan Chidester of Jacksonville, Ark.; a brother, Robby Stockdill of Valdosta, Ga.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Grady Cemetery at Grady, Ark., with Deacon Noel F. “Bud” Bryant officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services in Pine Bluff. Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com.
–––––•–––––RUSSELLVILLE — Brooks Moore, 74, of Russellville, died Friday. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Shinn Chapel with burial in Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www. shinnfuneral.com.
–––––•–––––STUTTGART — Jacob Edward Fischer, 78, died Sunday. Survivors are wife, Ora; son, Rick Fischer of Stuttgart; daughters, Cheryl Connally of Farmington, Janice Lawton of Russellville and Karen Fischer of Fayetteville; two sisters; and seven grandchildren. Funeral is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with burial in Holy Rosary Cemetery. www. turpinco.com.
–––––•–––––WHITE HALL — Thakorbhai Patel, 88, of White Hall, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014. Survivors: daughters, Manju Kishor Patel, Sumanben Vinodbhei Patel, Rekhuben Mukundchandra Patel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Cranford Funeral Home of White Hall with prayer services from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. www.cranfordfh.com.
DENVER, Colo. — Mr. Charles Givins, 66, of Denver, Colo., formerly of Crossett, Ark., died Wednesday, March, 19. Survivors include his wife, Anna Lajune Givins, one son, four brothers and seven sisters. Services are Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 1 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist. Burial in Westview Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg, Ark.
–––––•–––––CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Sandra Carter Fugate, 73, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. formerly of Blytheville, died March 21. Survivors, children, Terry Carter, Darrel Fugate, Lewis Fugate, Paul Fugate and Becky Rice; brother Jerry Carter; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Graveside services, 11 a.m. March 25, Elmwood Cemetery. Condolences expressed at www.cobbfuneralhome.com. Cobb Funeral Home in charge.
Arkansas, Pages 12 on 03/25/2014
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