BALD KNOB — Mable Dean Staggs, age 90 of Bald Knob, died Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Searcy. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 until 11 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home of Bald Knob. www.powellfuneralhome.net.
–––––❖––––– BENTON — Delaney Todd Bagwell, 51 of Benton, Arkansas, died peacefully on September 13, 2017 after a sudden cancer diagnosis. He was preceded in death by his grandparents
Alice Loraine Bagwell, Otis and Katy Bagwell, Leola Nutt Clements and Joe Clements. Todd is survived by his parents Jo C. “Joy” Bagwell Finley, Gene Douglas and Linda Bagwell; and sister Regina Lea “Gigi” Bagwell.
Todd graduated from Benton High School in 1984. He went on to attend Ouachita Baptist University and graduated in 1988 with a B.S. in Accounting. Todd worked in the banking industry for several years before abandoning his ledger to pursue his love of design and all things beautiful. Until 1996, Todd worked for David Garner at Marlsgate Plantation on weekends as a wedding director. He always credited David Garner for teaching him the basics of his new career. He was then hired by Helen Benton of Vera Wang and moved to New York in 1996. Later he worked with bridal designer Ulla Maija until 2003, before starting Delaney T. Bagwell and Associates to offer all-inclusive event planning. Todd was
known as the “wedding planner extraordinaire.” Todd planned weddings from conception to execution for brides all over the country — from west coast to east coast to middle America. He viewed each bride as having an exquisite story to tell and he viewed himself as their master storyteller. He spent countless hours with the bride learning of her every wish. He then used his keen eye for aesthetics and knack for detail to showcase her story on her wedding day.
Todd was outspoken and not afraid to speak his mind. Todd was the one who would sternly but politely tell his friends’ children to order something other than chicken fingers and french fries from the menu. Todd was the one who would say “put those white linen pants away; it’s after Labor Day!” Todd also led a life of quiet servitude. He was the one who would be caught ironing the dress of a close friend who was readying herself for her Mother’s funeral. He was the one who would show up with a crock of black-eyed peas and homemade cornbread for an ill friend to offer hope for blessings and good luck in the New Year. Todd was the one who made sure his closest loved one had a home-cooked meal every day of the week. Todd was the one who made the choice to walk in our shoes because he wanted to share in life’s perils as a symbol of support.
A memorial service will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, Ark., on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 2 p.m. Family and friends would like to establish a memorial fund in memory of Delaney Todd Bagwell for Cancer Research at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the WPRCI Foundation Fund at 4301 W. Markham Street, MS632f, Little Rock, Ark. 72207 or to another favorite charity or church.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” That’s a wrap! Smile, DTB.
On line guestbook at www. ashbyfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– BENTON — Cecil Harold Dodgen, 74, of Benton, Arkansas, died September 13, 2017. He was born November 23, 1942 in Alexander, Arkansas. Visitation: 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, September 19, Smith-Benton Funeral Home with funeral service following at 11 a.m. Burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online Guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
–––––❖––––– BENTON — Bill LeQuieu, 66, Benton; died Friday. Survivors: mother, Martha Jean LeQuieu; children, Tiffany Wells, Britney LeQuieu, Kelly Clifton, Kacy Hester, Jessie Surratt; sister, Beverly Harlow; brother, Brad LeQuieu; fifteen grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Visitation, 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sharon Church. Services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sharon Church; burial, Sharon Cemetery. www.ashbyfuneralhome. com.
–––––❖––––– BONO — Barbara Louise Coleman, 85, of Bono, died Friday, September 15, 2017, at home. Visitation will be Monday, September 18, 5-8 p.m., at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home, 1900 West Washington, Jonesboro. A graveside funeral service will be Tuesday, September 19, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Cemetery at Bono. Online guestbook: www. rollerfuneralhomes.com/Jonesboro.
–––––❖––––– BRYANT — Verda Mae Stocks, age 84, of Bryant, Arkansas, passed away peacefully and joined her Heavenly Father on Friday, September 15, 2017. She was born July 27, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri. She lived her life to the fullest and loved spending time with her family, friends and her church, Park Place Baptist Church. She leaves behind her sons, Rick and Tom Anders; daughter-in-law, Sharron Anders; granddaughter, Andrea Anders and her daughter, Taylor Bell; granddaughter, Ashley Easterly and her husband Dustin and daughter, Maddox; close family members, Emily, Phil and Donna Heyer, Lisa Brewer and Steve Hupp; as well as, close friends, Margie Armstong, Deidre Nabors and Randall and Joyce Hall.
Family, friends and others who loved Verda and her family are invited to her graveside service at 12 noon, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes. com/drummond.
–––––❖––––– CABOT — Carolyn Sue “Cindy” Wise Eckert, 62, of Cabot died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. She was born Oct. 30, 1954 in Washington, Pa., to the late John and Adda Pattison Wise. Mrs. Eckert worked as a baker and retired from Harps Grocery in 2004. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Eckert was preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. Eckert and sister, Mae Kollar.
Mrs. Eckert is survived by her children, Donnie Eckert and his wife, Amy and Jean Hurst and her husband, Jason; grandchildren, Victoria Eckert, Erin Eckert, Riley Eckert, D.J. Eckert, Carley Hurst, Camden Hurst and Clara Hurst; siblings, John Wise, Bob Wise, Eileen Blake, Beverly Vahaly, Tom Wise and Roy Wise.
Visitation will be from noon1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 with funeral services beginning at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home (501) 8435816. Burial will follow at Rest Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the online guestbook at www. moorescabotfuneralhome.com.
FORT SMITH — Okla Bennett Smith passed this life on Sept. 15 2017. He was born on July 27, 1941, in Fort Smith the son of Okla Homer & Creo Belle Smith. He attended public schools in
Fort Smith and graduated from
Culver Military Academy in Culver, Ind., attended Vanderbilt University and was associated with the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and graduated from the University of Arkansas. He spent two years in the Army Signal Corps as a Lieutenant before joining his family’s furniture manufacturing business. He was a Board member and past president of the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club, a 2012 inductee of the Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame, former board member and past president of Hardscrabble Country Club, former board member and secretary of Sparks Regional Medical Center. As a lifelong member of the Masonic Order, he was a York Rite Mason, 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Shriner, and member of the Royal Order of Jesters. He especially enjoyed Razorback games with his wife, sons, and grandsons. In addition, his favorite past time was duck hunting and fishing with his sons, grandsons, and hunting club friends at Bayo Meto.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elinor Duschl Smith, his sons, Okla Duschl Smith, Oklahomer F. Smith, his wife Zoe, two grandsons, Okla Bennett Smith II, and Sutton Weatherley Smith all of Fort Smith. He is also survived by his twin sister Creo Lynne Smith of Southlake, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Sandra Sue Smith Garner. To Oak, Homer, Zoe, Okla Ben, II, Sutton, I love you all and especially ELINOR, I LOVE YOU!!!!
There will be public graveside service (as Okla Ben would say a Drop Down) at Forest Park Cemetery on Monday, Sept 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Granville Harper, Charles B. Whiteside III, Larry E. Lichty, Robert M. Powell, Dr. E. Walden Williams, George H. Davis, J.D. Simpson III, John Grobmyer, Jim East, Lynn Mayhan, Dana Rabideau, Tim English, and Joe Dicky Powers.
The family will receive friends in the First Presbyterian Church Gymnasium following the Graveside Service. Memorials may be made to the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Clubs, 4905 North O Street, Fort Smith, Ark. 72904. To sign an online guestbook visit www. edwardsfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– GREENBRIER — Virginia May Risner Traffanstedt, 78, of Greenbrier, went to be with the Lord Friday Sept. 15, 2017. She was born June 9, 1939 in Thayer, Mo., to the late Claude and Mildred Risner. Virginia worked at Faulkner County Day School for many years and loved it. She was of the Church of Christ faith. Virginia was an amazing mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her sons, David Kelly Traffanstedt (Donna), Kevin Gene Traffanstedt, and Bill Traffanstedt (Penny), Daughters, Christina Louise Geater (Tracy), and Patty Scherer (Allan), nine grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren, brothers, James Lewis Risner and William Claude Risner, sister-in-law, Ellen Ruth Wahrmund, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Virginia is preceded in death by her parents, son, Raymond Keith Traffanstedt, and grandson, David Heath Traffanstedt.
Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Greenbrier church of Christ. Funeral Service will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 19, 2017 at the Church.
Online Guestbook available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ greenbrier.
–––––❖––––– GRUBBS — Mrs. Mary Diane Long Tate died Thursday. Survivors: children, Kevin, Karen (Tony) and Mary Rachel; grandchildren Ashton, Kannon, Kloe, Justus and Byron; brother, Woody (Susan); sister, Sharon. Visitation: Monday 6-8 p.m. Jackson’s Funeral Home. Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jackson’s Funeral Home Chapel. Interment: Kyler Cemetery.
–––––❖––––– HAZEN — Von Dewain VanHouten, 83, of Hazen, died Sept. 15, 2017 at the V.A. Hospital. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at the Hazen Cemetery. Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.
–––––❖––––– HEBER SPRINGS — Oscar Thomas Long 95 of Heber Springs died Sept. 15, 2017. He was a veteran of World War II, Korean, and Vietnam war. He is survived by a son, Thomas E. Long and wife Sharon of Heber Springs. Private services are planned. Online Obituary: www. heberspringsfuneralhome.com.
HOT SPRINGS — Pamela Sue Bland peacefully entered the gates of Heaven on Friday, Sept.
15, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her Granny and Granddaddy, Beatrice and O. L. Richardson; her mother, Lotus Knickerbocker; her father, Royce Lack; and two step-brothers, Mike and Mark Lake.
Pamela Sue Bland was born on July 31, 1947, in Little Rock, Ark, but was raised in Fordyce. She was a Redbug through and through but also found room to cheer on the Razorbacks. She was known to love a trip to Las Vegas and traveled there any time she could. Pam was never ashamed to admit that she was a “yellow dog” Democrat and enjoyed many frank and fierce conversations on such topics. Pam was a lightning bolt that could command a room. One never walked away from a conversation questioning where she stood on a subject. She leaves behind many friends who will miss her dearly. She had a bold and outspoken personality that balanced perfectly with John, her husband of 45 years.
She was a tireless champion for the rights and opportunities of the developmentally disabled of Arkansas. She became the Executive Director of First Step, Inc. in 1981. Over her 34 year career she built First Step from a staff of 11 to a program employing around 1,100 Arkansans serving Hot Springs, Malvern, Glenwood, Fordyce, Sparkman and Hamburg. Under her leadership, First Step expanded to provide services such as comprehensive therapies and early intervention programs for the youngest of clients into adulthood. She passionately encouraged fostering independence for the disabled. Pam was a visionary and established group homes and apartment living for disabled adults. She would wear out the steps to the state Capitol to network and collaborate with state legislators to insure the population she served was treated fairly. Pam retired in 2015 leaving a legacy of families touched by her compassion and dedication.
After all of those accomplishments, Pam’s greatest joy was her three grandchildren. Lovingly referred to as “Kiki”, she cherished every moment she spent with them. She loved and protected them with a fierce passion and grace that was admired by all.
Pam is survived by her loving husband, John Bland, of Hot Springs; daughter Dr. Heather Bland Owens of Little Rock; son Brian Bland of Little Rock; three grandchildren: Jack, Gabe and Camille Owens; sister, Anna Mayes of Malvern; brother John Lack of San Diego, Calif.; nephew Jordan Mayes of Malvern; niece Kendall Lack of San Diego, California; and step-mother Margaret Lake of El Cajon, California.
A memorial service will be held at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home at 155 Section Line Road, Hot Springs on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. John McCallum, pastor of First Baptist Church in Hot Springs, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CARTI Cancer Center in Little Rock at 8901 CARTI Way, Little Rock, Ark., 72205 or to the ASPCA-American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Guests may register at www. caruth-hale.com.
HOT SPRINGS — Jason Thomas Ferguson was called by the Lord September 9, 2017. He was born June 20, 1977 in Dallas, Texas. Jason loved to hunt, fish, and enjoy life. He was a gentle soul and will be missed by his family and friends. Cremation Arrangements Entrusted to Arkansas Cremation. www.arkansascremation.com.
HOT SPRINGS — Doris Mathews, 76, of Hot Springs, Ark., passed away September 15, 2017. Survived by close friend, Wanda Wallace. Services entrusted to Gunn Funeral Home, 4323 W. 29th, Little Rock, Ark. 72204, (501) 660-4323.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Dr. Thomas Joseph Smith of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, peacefully passed away from his earthly home to his eternal home in heaven on Thursday, September 14.
He was born to Dr. William Morris and Mary O. Smith on May 21st, 1934 in Liberal, Kansas, while spending his childhood in Guymon, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sue Smith Heltzel. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Diana, along with his five children and his grandchildren: Susan and her husband John Miles of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Greg Smith Sr., Glenn Smith and his wife Candy, Mary Carol Taylor, and Cindi Smith, all of Little Rock, Arkansas. He also loved and is survived by Diana’s family. He is also survived by his brother, Dr. William Robert, and his wife, Jo Ann and family.
Affectionately known as “TJ”, he graduated from Wentworth Military Academy, Oklahoma University who beat “The Ohio State” recently, and Oklahoma University Medical School. He completed his residency at UAMS and then practiced gastroenterology in Little Rock for 29 years where he co-founded Gastroenterology Associates. He was a clinical instructor at UAMS for over 10 years and served as the medical director and consultant on criteria for gastroenterology. He was a member of numerous national medical associations, serving president of one state association chapter.
The scope of his philanthropic interests spanned the gamut from being a 32nd degree Mason, serving in the National Guard, to serving in on multiple committees from which so many benefited. Two of the most notable were the Arkansas Prison System Medical Review Board and the Hot Spring Village library committee for expansion.
TJ and Diana literally travelled the world, visiting all seven continents enjoying the wildlife the most. From penguins in Antarctica to the animal safaris in Africa, TJ loved it all, but he was just as content with the beautiful view from his deck or the beauty of Lake Ouachita.
TJ loved to dance. Country western dance was a favorite of TJ and Diana’s, but they enjoyed all types of dance, teaching classes, and loving it for over 15 years. They thoroughly enjoyed boot scootin’ on their home’s custom dance floor.
TJ was dearly loved by his family, his friends, his patients, and his hospice and medical teams. Even people he’d never met were drawn to his infectious smile and generous spirit. He was a delightful fun-loving man.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, September 19th at 10 a.m. at TJ’s home church, Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church, in HSV. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Dierksen Hospice in Hot Springs Village or Hot Springs Village Library. Arrangements have been entrusted to CedarVale - The Hot Springs Village
Funeral Home. For online condolences please visit www.cedarvalefuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– JONESBORO — Emma Lee Bass, 75, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born April 23, 1942 in Alton, Illinois, to the late Cecil and Emma Stoeckel Reed. Dr. Bass worked in the educational field for 46 years including principal at Annie Camp, Deputy Director of the Arkansas State Department of Education, AR State Director of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement and Director of the Arkansas office of AdvancED. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Laura and Stan McFarlin and Lynda and Dennis Hamm, all of Jonesboro; a sister and her husband, Mary Lou and Jerry Riddle of Jonesboro; an aunt, Betty Derby of Campbell, Missouri; four grandchildren, Brock McFarlin of Bono, Brooke McFarlin of Jonesboro, April N’Diaye (Baps) of Nashville, Tenn., and J.C. Hamm (Catie) of Smyrna, Tenn.; five great-grandchildren, Emmalee, Parker, Owen, Daba and Rylie Kate; several nieces, nephews and other family and friends. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Bass in 1996.
A celebration of her life will be 10 a.m. Monday, September 18, 2017 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Patty Soward officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Log Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 until 6 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home. Honored to serve as pallbearers are Stan McFarlin, Dennis Hamm, Brock McFarlin, J C Hamm, Jerry Riddle and David Leonard. Lasting memorials may be sent to Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House or First United Methodist Church Care Team. Online: www.gregglangfordbookoutfh.com.
–––––❖––––– LETONA — Wanda Lu Meharg, 87, passed away on September 14, 2017 in Searcy, Arkansas. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home in Searcy, Arkansas.
Funeral Service begins at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. For online guestbook, www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
–––––❖––––– McCRORY — Corrine Holder Rushing Armstrong, 99, died Friday. Visitation beginning at 1 p.m. on Monday with 2 p.m. funeral services following at Thompson-Wilson McCrory Funeral Home. Interment, Woodman Cemetery. Survivors, two sons, Walter Rushing (Sis) and Eddie Rushing (Dell) both of McCrory, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren. thompsonwilsonfh.com, (870) 731-2551.
PINE BLUFF — Charles Starke, Jr., 78, of Pine Bluff, died Wednesday. Preceded in death: wife, Gatha Ruth Starke; parents, Charles Starke and Irene Watson; sons, Robert and Michael Starke; brother, James Watson. Survivors: daughter, Michelle “Mickie” Starke; grandchild, Ian Starke; cousin, Butch Segars; and sister-in-law, Diane Watson. Services will be later. www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.
–––––❖––––– RISON — Lynda Marie Brewer Butcher, age 74, of Rison went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Mrs. Butcher was born Dec. 30, 1942 in Rison, Ark., to the late Joe Oliver and Alcy Jones Brewer. She was a 1960 graduate of Rison High School. Lynda married Thomas C. Butcher, Jr. on Aug. 27, 1960. She was preceded in death by her brother, Joe Brewer.
Mrs. Butcher is survived by her husband, Tommy Butcher, Jr. of Rison; son, “Butch” Butcher of Rison; daughters, Lynn (Jeff) Wilson of Rison and Patricia G. (Roger) Cooper of Athens, Ohio; grandchildren, Kaatie Cooper, Jac Cooper, Jacob Wilson, Anna (Stewart) Ballard, Taylor Butcher, Nathan Wilson, Riley Butcher; great-grandson, Grady Ballard; sister, Martha (Ronald) Thompson; and sister-in-law, Barbara Jean Brewer.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at Rison Baptist Church with Brother Wade Totty and Brother Danny Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Black Cemetery near Rison. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at Rison Baptist Church. The family requests memorials be made to Jesus First Building Fund at Rison Baptist Church, P.O. Box 404, Rison, Ark., 71665. Arrangements are under the direction of Buie Funeral Home of Rison. (870) 325-6216. www. buiefuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– SEARCY — Walter Phelps Leavitt, 85, passed away on Sept. 13, 2017 in Searcy, Ark. A Memorial Service on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 at 5 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on 2723 Eastline Road in Searcy, Ark. Roller-Daniel Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. For online guestbook, www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
–––––❖––––– SHERIDAN — Mary Bernice Carter, age 83, of Sheridan, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 in Little Rock. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial to follow in Carter Cemetery in Crossett. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Online guestbook at www.stephensondearman. com.
–––––❖––––– SOLGOHACHIA — Juanita Faye Bird, 79, of Solgohachia, died Saturday, September 16, 2017. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Monday, September 18, at Center Ridge Church of Christ. The family will receive friends 10 a.m. Monday, at the Church. Burial: at Grandview Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Online guestbook: www.harrisfuneralhomes.net
–––––❖––––– SPRINGDALE — Laura Leigh Ferguson, 46 of Springdale, Ark., went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, Sept. 12. She was born Oct. 31, 1970 in Fort Smith, Ark., to Samuel and Jo (Gately) Howell. Laura was a devoted wife to her husband Michael with whom she loved and cared for their three sons. She would do anything for her family and anyone else that needed her. There are several phone messages where she told her friends and family: Jesus first, others second, yourself last. As an organ donor, she continues to give to others. Laura filled each day with love and sunshine for her family. Her beautiful smile would light up a room. She loved the Lord and taught her boys to be strong in God’s Word and know that Jesus loves them immeasurably. Laura and her family attended Cross Church of Springdale. She graduated from Arkansas Baptist High School as class valedictorian, graduated from UALR with a Masters in Health Administration. Up until her first son was born, she was a clinic manager at UAMS.
She is survived by her husband, Michael J. Ferguson, three sons, Grant of Fayetteville, Ark., Matthew and Sam of the home, her parents, Samuel and Jo Howell of Cabot, Ark., two brothers, Brian and wife Sarah Howell of Springdale, Ark., and Steven Howell of Bryant, Ark. Visitation will be 1 p.m., Monday Sept. 18 at Cross Church in Springdale with the service at 2 p.m., with Pastor Jeff Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Springs Cemetery in Elm Springs, Ark. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Laura Ferguson Memorial Fund c/o Arvest Bank. To sign the online guest book please visit www. nelsonberna.com.
–––––❖––––– STUTTGART — Margie Carolyn Parham, 80, of Stuttgart died on Sept. 15, 2017. She was born on Nov. 16, 1936 in Seaton, Ark., to the late William (Bill) and Vealie Kuykendall. She was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church of Stuttgart, Ark., and worked for Comet Rice in the packing department. She loved to sew and enjoyed her family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Billy Parham, sister Laura Alice Coleman and twin great-grandchildren Tanner and Conner. She is survived by her son Terry Lynn Parham of Stuttgart, Ark., and daughter Cindy K. (J.E.) Ponder, also of Stuttgart, Ark., two brothers Charles and Benny Ray Kuykendall, both of Carlisle, Ark., and five grandchildren Jason Parham, Jeremy Ponder, Shane Parham, Wesley Ponder and Lynne Rawls. also five step-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be Monday Sept. 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. with visitation from 1-2 p.m. both at Wilson Robison Funeral Home of England, Ark. Burial will be at Lone Tree Cemetery in Stuttgart, Ark. In lieu of flowers make donations to Landmark Baptist Church in England, Ark.