Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - DEATHS -

BEN­TON — Charles Ed­ward Bel­lott, 84, of Ben­ton, Arkansas went to be with our Lord March 11, 2018. He was born April 7, 1933 in War­ren, Arkansas to the late Fin­ley and Peb­ble (Thomp­son) Bel­lott.

Charles proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956 dur­ing which he was awarded the Good Con­duct Medal and the Na­tional De­fense Ser­vice Medal. He was a mem­ber at Ben­ton First Church of the Nazarene and en­joyed at­tend­ing the Joy Sun­day School class. Charles was also a mem­ber of the Gideon’s and shared the mis­sion of pro­vid­ing Bi­bles to every­one around the world.

Pre­ced­ing Charles in death are his par­ents; brother, Fred Bel­lott; in­fant daugh­ter; and step-son, Daniel Hen­ley. He leaves to cher­ish his mem­ory his lov­ing wife of over 30 years, Bar­bara Bel­lott of Ben­ton; three sons: Lynn Bel­lott, Tay­lor Bel­lott and wife Brenda, and Steve Bel­lott all of Ben­ton; step-chil­dren: Carla Baggett and hus­band Sam of North Lit­tle Rock, Sheila Hen­ley of Lit­tle Rock, and Mike Hen­ley and wife Sh­eryl of Cedarville, Arkansas; 18 grand­chil­dren; 32 great-grand­chil­dren; sis­ter, Mary He­len Sni­pan of Con­way, Arkansas; and a host of fam­ily and friends who love Charles and will miss him al­ways.

Re­cep­tion visi­ta­tion will be held from 5-7 p.m., Wed­nes­day, March 14, at Smith-Ben­ton Fu­neral Home, 322 N. Mar­ket Street, Ben­ton, Arkansas. Fu­neral ser­vice, of­fi­ci­ated by Rev. Brady Lane and Rev. Shan­non Rae Dupree, will be held at 2 p.m., Thurs­day, March 15 at Smith-Ben­ton Fu­neral Home. Burial will fol­low at Smith-Rose­mont Ceme­tery with Lynn Bel­lott, Tay­lor Bel­lott, Steve Bel­lott, Ja­cob Bel­lott, Eric Bel­lott, TJ Bel­lott, Brian Bel­lott, Michael Laing, Randy Bowen, Nor­man Ste­wart, Roger Fra­zier, Darrell Dupree, and Don Car­man as­sist­ing as pall­bear­ers. Memo­ri­als may be made to The Gideons In­ter­na­tional. Ser­vices en­trusted to Smith-Ben­ton Fu­neral Home. On­line guest­book: www.SmithFam­i­

–––––❖––––– BEN­TON — De­Wayne C. Hamil­ton, 76, of Ben­ton, Arkansas passed away Mon­day, March 12, 2018. He was born April 3, 1941 in North Lit­tle Rock, Arkansas to Arthur and Myr­tle Keller Hamil­ton. He was an avid fish­er­man, lov­ing hus­band, de­voted fa­ther and his life’s mis­sion was to be a Papa to his grand­chil­dren.

He is sur­vived by his beloved wife, Chris Hamil­ton; chil­dren, Shelly Barnes (Blake), Tony Pini (Sherry), Jenny Miller (Chuck), Angie Mor­gan (Pa­trick); grand­chil­dren, Dal­ton Os­borne, Gar­rett Birm­ing­ham, Nick Pini (Shelby), Vince Pini, Sam Miller, Ben Miller, Erin Mor­gan and Justin Mor­gan; brother, Jimmy Hamil­ton (Ruth); many nieces and neph­ews and other ex­tended fam­ily. He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and si­b­lings, Clay­ton, Char­lie, Arthur “AJ”, Jay “JW”, Louise, Mary and Mar­garet.

Memo­ri­als may be made to Saline Memo­rial Hospice Care in Bryant, Arkansas. A visi­ta­tion will be on Wed­nes­day, March 14, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m., at Smith – North Lit­tle Rock Fu­neral Home, 1921 Main Street. Fu­neral ser­vice will be held Thurs­day, March 15, 2018 at 3 p.m., at the fu­neral home. Burial to fol­low at Rose­mont Ceme­tery in Ben­ton. On­line obit­u­ary at www.SmithFam­i­

–––––❖––––– BOONEVILLE — Her­man Lee Pope­joy Jr., 66, of Booneville died March 11, 2018. Visi­ta­tion: 6-8 p.m. Thurs­day, March 15th at the fu­neral home. Grave­side ser­vice and burial 2 p.m. Fri­day, March 16, 2018 at Oak Hill Memo­rial Ceme­tery in Booneville un­der the di­rec­tion of Booneville Fu­neral Ser­vice. 479-675-3392. www. boone ville fu­neral ser­vice. com.

–––––❖––––– BRYANT — Van Earl Dyer, 75, of Bryant, en­tered his heav­enly home on March 10, 2018 in Lit­tle Rock, Arkansas. He was born June 13, 1942 in Nashville, Arkansas to Lyle and Lue Pow­ell Dyer.

Van grew up in Nashville, Ark., and grad­u­ated from Nashville High School in 1960. He at­tended Hen­der­son State Teacher’s Col­lege in Arkadel­phia, Ark., from 1960-1963 where he com­peted in track and field. He was Sergeant with the Plano City Po­lice from 19631968. Van mar­ried Deborah Leah Bald­win on July 5, 1969 in Mt. Ida, Ark. He spent 33 years in law en­force­ment. He served with the Arkansas State Po­lice be­gin­ning in July of 1968 as a high­way pa­trol of­fi­cer in Mont­gomery and Pike Counties. He then trans­ferred to Pub­lic In­for­ma­tion and Ed­u­ca­tional Ser­vices in Lit­tle Rock where he was a Trooper/ Sergeant in charge of Arkansas State Po­lice Ed­u­ca­tional Ser­vices. He was in­stru­men­tal in the pas­sage of the “Arkansas Seat Belt Law”. Upon re­tire­ment from Arkansas State Po­lice in June of 1995, he spent 4 years with the Arkansas State Po­lice As­so­ci­a­tion. From 1999 to 2000 he served as Chief of Po­lice in Bryant, Ark. He con­cluded his pro­fes­sional ca­reer at The Crim­i­nal Jus­tice In­sti­tute with the Univer­sity of Arkansas as Law En­force­ment Li­ai­son Spe­cial­ist from Fe­bru­ary 2001-Jan­uary 2008.

Van was awarded “Out­stand­ing Young Law En­force­ment Of­fi­cer” in 1975 and “Trooper of the Year” in 1976. He was a 32nd de­gree Ma­son, ac­tive with Spe­cial Olympics Arkansas, and nu­mer­ous other or­ga­ni­za­tions. He was a mem­ber of First Bap­tist Church of Bryant, Ark., and loved his church fam­ily dearly.

He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents; and sis­ters, Bon­nie Allred and Dorthea Clark of Texarkana, Ark. He is sur­vived by his wife of 48 years, Deb; two sons, Jeff (Robin) Dyer of Ben­ton, Ark., and Pa­trick Dyer of Lit­tle Rock, Ark.; four grand­chil­dren, Mag­gie, Drew, Car­o­line, and Abby Dyer; and nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews.

A visi­ta­tion will be held on Thurs­day, March 15, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pinecrest Fu­neral Home. Fu­neral Ser­vices will be Fri­day, March 16, 2018 at 2 p.m. also at Pinecrest Fu­neral Home, burial to fol­low at Pinecrest Memo­rial Park. Memo­ri­als may be made to Bryant First Bap­tist Church, Spe­cial Olympics Arkansas or Amer­i­can Di­a­betes As­so­ci­a­tion.

–––––❖––––– BRYANT — Jerry Phillip Hanna, 80, of Bryant, Arkansas passed away on March 12, 2018. He was born to the late, Gilmer and Alva Hanna on June 10, 1937 in Mans­field, Arkansas. He loved spend­ing his time out­doors by hunt­ing, fish­ing, and camp­ing. He was an avid reader. He en­joyed spend­ing time with his fam­ily, es­pe­cially his grand­chil­dren.

He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents; two brothers, Ge­orge and Pat Hanna. His is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 61 1/2 years, Patsy Hanna; sons, Shane Hanna of Bryant, Brian Hanna (San­dra) of Bryant, and Brett Hanna of Bryant; daugh­ter, Sheila Hanna Britt (Russ) of Bryant; grand­chil­dren, Shane Hanna, Alex Fer­gu­son, Zach Hanna, Amelia McGill, Reid Hanna, and Lau­ren Britt; five great grand­chil­dren; two brothers, Dan and Mike Hanna; sis­ter, Jane Syz­man­ski; a host of fam­ily and friends who love and miss him dearly.

A cel­e­bra­tion of life will be held at Hur­ri­cane Lake Bap­tist Church in Bryant on Springhill Road on Thurs­day, March 15, 2018 at 1 p.m. To sign the on­line guest­book, visit www.di­a­land­dud­ley­fu­ner­al­

–––––❖––––– BRYANT — Dorothy Lee Wat­son, 84, of Bryant, Arkansas, passed away on March 13, 2018. She was born to the late Jeff and Irene Smith on June 10, 1933, in Lit­tle Rock, Arkansas. She loved to travel. She has vis­ited ev­ery state and many for­eign coun­tries. She has been a mem­ber of Iron Springs East­ern Star for 50 years and a life­time mem­ber of Ivy Chapel Chris­tian Church.

She is pre­ceded in death by her par­ents. She is sur­vived by her lov­ing hus­band of 63 years, 15 days short of 64, Wade Wat­son; daugh­ter, Sharon Sipe (Karl) of Alexan­der; son, Brent Wat­son (Penny) of Red­field; five grand­chil­dren, Shane Tot­ten, Heather Hill, Tracey Gus­tave­son, Holly Tom­lin­son, and Aaron Mask; eight great-grand­chil­dren; brother, Jef­fery Smith; a host of friends and fam­ily who love and miss her dearly.

A cel­e­bra­tion of life will be held at Ivy Chapel Chris­tian Church in Lit­tle Rock on Fri­day, March 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. with the visi­ta­tion the evening prior from 5-7 p.m. at Dial and Dud­ley Fu­neral Home. To sign the on­line guest­book, visit www.di­a­land­dud­ley­fu­ner­al­

–––––❖––––– CLARKSVILLE — Barry Layne Hurst, age 71, of Clarksville died March 3, 2018. Barry is sur­vived by daugh­ter and son-in-law, Rachelle and Bryan Smith of Jo­plin, Mis­souri; grand­chil­dren, Tar­gen Smith and Brylea Smith; brother, Floyd Hurst of Rogersville, Mis­souri. Cre­ma­tion ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of Cre­ma­tion Ser­vices of Arkansas (501) 313-5431. www.cre­ma­tion­ser­vice­so­

–––––❖––––– CON­WAY — Pa­tri­cia Ann Ben­nett, 74, of Con­way, Ark., went to be with the Lord Sun­day, March 11, 2018. She was born Septem­ber 10, 1943, in McCrory, Ark., to the late Frankie and Jewel Brock. Pa­tri­cia was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Bobby Ben­nett; her sis­ters, Stella Met­calf, He­len Massey, Eve­lyn Cook, Judy Bane; and her brothers; Lon­nie and Eddy Brock.

She loved her chil­dren and grand­chil­dren, care giv­ing, gar­den­ing, sewing, cook­ing, fish­ing, mu­sic, go­ing to church and lived life to the fullest.

Left to cher­ish her mem­ory is her lov­ing fam­ily, daugh­ters, Dianne

Isaacs, Belinda

(Paul) Massey, Jan­ice (Keith) Cham­ber­lain, Su­san (Rickie) White, Frances (Shawn) Bear­den; her brothers, Wal­ter (Karen) Brock and Paul Brock. She is also sur­vived by 13 grand­chil­dren; one great-grand­child; and many other friends and rel­a­tives.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be Thurs­day, March 15, 2018, at Roller McNutt Fu­neral Home, 650 Cen­tral Land­ing, Con­way, Ark., at 1 p.m. with in­ter­ment to fol­low at Griz­zard Ceme­tery in El Paso, Ark. Visi­ta­tion will be on Wed­nes­day, March 14, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Roller McNutt. On­line guest­book avail­able at www.roller­fu­ner­al­homes. com/con­way.

–––––❖––––– CON­WAY — Louise Lovell Smith, 84, of Con­way, Arkansas, passed away

March 9, 2018.

She was born in De­ber­rie, Arkansas, the daugh­ter of the late Rev­erend Leonard and Ol­lie Lovell.

She was salu­ta­to­rian at her high school grad­u­a­tion and be­came en­gaged to her high school sweet­heart, Jimmy Smith. They mar­ried af­ter he grad­u­ated from col­lege and started a life of ad­ven­ture, mov­ing around the coun­try for his naval ca­reer. She was a de­voted mother and proud Navy wife. An ac­com­plished cou­ture seam­stress, she also loved art and books and flower ar­rang­ing. She had a beau­ti­ful so­prano voice and sang in many church choirs, lov­ing the old hymns as well as clas­si­cal or­a­to­rios.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; an older sis­ter, Wynemma Lee Lovell who died in child­hood, and a brother Euell “Sonny” Lovell. She is sur­vived by her lov­ing hus­band, Jimmy Frank Smith of Con­way, Arkansas; and three chil­dren, Al­li­son Smith Baker (Don) of Con­way, Ark., Brian Smith (Cindy) of Cot­ton­wood, Calif., and Char­lotte Smith Eubank (Daniel) of Po­plar Bluff, Mo.; along with three grand­chil­dren, Joshua Smith, Han­nah Smith, and Emma Eubank. She also leaves be­hind a sis­ter, Tom­mie Ge­orge of Adona, Ark.; and a brother, Leonard “Buddy” Lovell Jr. (Bar­bara), of Perryville, Ark.; as well as many nieces and neph­ews.

Spe­cial thanks is given to Free­man Fam­ily Medicine and the staff at Stone­bridge Vil­lage of Con­way.

Visi­ta­tion will be Thurs­day, March 15, 2018, from 12-2 p.m. at Grif­fin Leggett Con­way Fu­neral Home Chapel, 1751 Dave Ward Drive, Con­way, Ark., fol­lowed by a cel­e­bra­tion of her life at 2 p.m. Burial will fol­low at Crest­lawn Ceme­tery in Con­way, Ark. On­line guest­book is avail­able at www. griffin­leggettcon­

–––––❖––––– DeWITT — A grave­side ser­vice for Sue Scaife El­len­burg, 74, of DeWitt is 10 a.m. Fri­day, Cypert Ceme­tery, Marvell. Sur­vivors: two chil­dren, three grand­chil­dren, other fam­ily. Ser­vices di­rected by Roller-Cit­i­zens Fu­neral Home, West He­lena, (870) 572-2571. On­line guest­book www.roller­fu­ner­al­ wes­t­he­lena.

–––––❖––––– EVENING SHADE — Jo Ann Sams, 75, of Evening Shade died Thurs­day, March 8, 2018. Fu­neral ser­vices will be held Thurs­day, March 15, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Qualls Fu­neral Home Chapel in Cave City. Ar­range­ments by Qualls Fu­neral Home of Cave City. Visi­ta­tion will be from 1 p.m. un­til ser­vice time.


HOT SPRINGS — W.T. “Tom” Howard, 70, passed away March 10, 2018. Tom was born in

Lane, Ok­la­homa, to the late

Ger­ald and Ora Howard.

An ac­com­plished thor­ough­bred horse trainer, some of Tom’s best horses in­cluded Oak­lawn-raced Rocket Twen­ty­one and Oak­lawn stakes win­ners Heart Ap­peal, Stormin’Suzy and Ain’t He a Pis­tol. He was also very proud of Ivan Fal­luno­valot, 2015 Texas Thor­ough­bred Horse of the Year, Breeder’s Cup con­tender, who most re­cently ran third in the 2018 Hot Springs Stakes.

Tom loved his wife, Kath­leen Moore Howard; daugh­ter, Melissa Howard; pups So­phie and Pie; si­b­lings Danny, Sam, Ger­ald, Johnny, Mary, Wanda, and Wayne; dear friends Frank Fletcher and Lewis Matthews; and many more friends, too nu­mer­ous to name, who can­not imag­ine Tom not be­ing in a barn some­where, read­ing the pa­per in the com­pany of his fa­vorite horse. He was pre­de­ceased by his brother, Roger Howard.

A Cel­e­bra­tion of Tom’s Life will be held at Gross Fu­neral Home to­day at 2 p.m. On­line guest­book and trib­utes are avail­able at www.GrossFuner­

–––––❖––––– JONES­BORO — Scott Bar­ber, 51, of Jones­boro, passed away Mon­day, March 12, 2018, at his home. Grave­side ser­vices will be 1 p.m. Thurs­day at Bowman Ceme­tery in Lake City with Brad Robin­son of­fi­ci­at­ing. No visi­ta­tion is sched­uled. Ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of Roller-Farm­ers Union Fu­neral Home of Jones­boro. On­line guest­book: www.roller­fu­ner­al­ Jones­boro.

–––––❖––––– JONES­BORO — Vau­dine “Dean” Wal­lace, 79, of Jones­boro for­merly of Wynne died Mon­day. Sur­vivors: chil­dren: Stan­ley, Rhonda Miller, and Lisa Garner; sis­ter, Betty Brad­doke; seven grand­chil­dren; six great-grand­chil­dren; and care­giver, Carol Fleet­wood. Visi­ta­tion is Thurs­day from 6-8 p.m. with fu­neral 2 p.m. Fri­day at Jack­son’s Fu­neral Home. In­ter­ment: Bo­li­var Ceme­tery. Ar­range­ments: Jack­son’s Fu­neral Home.

–––––❖––––– MALVERN — Ron­ald Shawn Beasley Sr., 53, of Malvern, passed away March 3, 2018. Visi­ta­tion is from 12-2 p.m. Wed­nes­day, 3/14/2018, at the Atkin­son Fu­neral Home Chapel in Malvern. Fu­neral Ser­vices will fol­low visi­ta­tion. In­ter­ment is at Al­ford Ceme­tery. Ar­range­ments en­trusted to Atkin­son Fu­neral Home in Malvern. Guests may leave con­do­lences at www.atkin­son­fu­ner­al­

–––––❖––––– MALVERN — Jack Wal­ton Ray, 95, of Malvern, passed away on March 12, 2018.

He was born on Septem­ber 5,

1922, in Bro­ken

Bow, Ok­la­homa, to the late

William Robert

Ray and Lula

May Mar­shall

Ray. Jack was a Je­ho­vah’s Wit­ness, served dur­ing World War II in the United States Army, Bat­tery 373 Anti Air­craft Ar­tillary Bat­tal­ion and re­tired from the Baroid Plant.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents; wife, Au­drey El­iz­a­beth Jones Ray; brothers, John Frank Ray and Wil­lie Ray; sis­ters, Mary Burch, Jessie Glover, Livi­tia Glover, Lola Pot­ter, Agnes Crookham and Dora Auld. Jack is sur­vived by his son, Jack W. Ray, Jr. of Glen Rose; daugh­ter, De­bra Ann Bax­ter of Glen Rose; sis­ters, Rob­bie Nell Auld and Ida Lee Du­plissy; three grand­chil­dren; and six great-grand­chil­dren.

Pall­bear­ers will be Clay­ton Ray, Roy Ray, Austin Ray, Eric Pot­ter, Clyde Crookham, Bryan Sikes and Duffy Barr. Honorary Pall­bear­ers, Barry Pot­ter, Johnny Ray and James Ray.

Chapel ser­vices by Ashby Fu­neral Home will be 2 p.m. on Thurs­day with burial to fol­low at Fair­play Ceme­tery. Visi­ta­tion will be at Ashby Fu­neral Home on Wed­nes­day, 6 p.m. un­til 8 p.m. On line guest­book at www. ash­by­fu­ner­al­

–––––❖––––– McRAE — Sharon Guy White of McRae, Arkansas, was born Novem­ber 25, 1939, and passed away March 12, 2018. She is sur­vived by sis­ter Carol Threat; nieces, Jodi John­son and Julie Threat; nephew, Mark Dreyer; step-chil­dren, Tom White, Linda Scott, Pat Laugh­lin and Judy Stephenson; and a host of grand­chil­dren and great-grand­chil­dren. She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Buddy White; and sis­ter, Roberta Dreyer. Cre­ma­tion Ar­range­ments by Smith-West­brook Fu­neral Home. www.SmithFam­i­

–––––❖––––– MENA — Jesse Cole Miller, age 82, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Mon­day, March 12, 2018, Mena. Grave­side ser­vices will be Thurs­day, March 15, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Cherry Hill Ceme­tery with Randy Der­a­mus of­fi­ci­at­ing un­der the di­rec­tion of the Beasley Wood Fu­neral Home of Mena.

–––––❖––––– MORRILTON — Amy Janell Mid­dle­ton Gon­za­les, 47, of Morrilton, died Tues­day, March 13, 2018. She was born April 7, 1970, in Morrilton, Arkansas, a daugh­ter of Jimmy Dale Mid­dle­ton and Vernell John­son Mid­dle­ton. Memo­rial ser­vice will be at a later date. Ar­range­ments are by Har­ris Fu­neral Home of Morrilton. On­line Guest­book: www.har­ris­fu­ner­al­

–––––❖––––– MOUN­TAIN HOME — Suzanne “Susie” Raley, 74, of Moun­tain Home, Ark., passed away Sun­day, March 11, 2018. Visi­ta­tion will be from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Young’s Fu­neral Di­rec­tors in El Do­rado, Ark. A grave­side ser­vice will be held at 10 a.m. Thurs­day at Smack­over Ceme­tery un­der the di­rec­tion of Young’s Fu­neral Di­rec­tors. www.youngs­fu­ner­al­

–––––❖––––– NEW­PORT — In­fant Bray­den Devon Beck­les of New­port, died Sun­day. Bray­den is sur­vived by his par­ents, Ray­mond and Tinyla (Ceasar) Beck­les; one brother, Ray­mond Beck­les, Jr.; three sis­ters, Aaliyah, Cas­sidy, and Rayanna Beck­les; pa­ter­nal grand­par­ents, Ray­mond and Mar­itza (Brown) Beck­les. Ser­vices are pri­vate. Ar­range­ments: Jack­son’s New­port Fu­neral Home. www.jack­

–––––❖––––– PARON — Doris P. Grif­fin, 81, Paron, died Mon­day. Sur­vivors: brother, Richard Bolan­der; neph­ews, Jerry Hulsey (De­bra) and Silas Bolan­der (Nancy); sev­eral nieces & neph­ews. Visi­ta­tion: 11 to 12 noon Satur­day, Ashby Fu­neral Home Chapel with ser­vices be­gin­ning at 12 noon. Pri­vate burial at Arkansas Na­tional Ceme­tery at a later date. Guest­book, www.ash­by­fu­ner­al­home. com.


PINE BLUFF — El­iz­a­beth “Betsy” Jack­son Thomp­son, 88, of Pine Bluff, passed away Mon­day, March 12, 2018, at her home. Mrs. Thomp­son was born Novem­ber 22, 1929, in Mt. Pleas­ant, Ten­nessee, to the late

Ru­fus Col­lier Jack­son III and Mary El­iz­a­beth Ce­cil Jack­son. She was reared and re­ceived her ed­u­ca­tion in Mt. Pleas­ant, Ten­nessee, grad­u­at­ing from

Mt. Pleas­ant

High School in 1948. Af­ter high school, she at­tended the Univer­sity of

Ge­or­gia where she re­ceived her Bach­e­lor’s De­gree in Ed­u­ca­tion in 1952.

Mrs. Thomp­son was a Phys­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion Teacher and taught at Columbia, Ten­nessee and Wash­ing­ton State. She mar­ried William Thomp­son on June 10, 1954, in Mt. Pleas­ant, Ten­nessee. Mrs. Thomp­son was a mem­ber of First United Methodist Church of Pine Bluff and Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion. Heir­loom sewing was some­thing that she en­joyed and was very good. She made cus­tom or­dered chil­dren’s clothes.

Mrs. Thomp­son is sur­vived by her daugh­ter, Eleanor Shaifer of Pine Bluff; son, William Mark (Beatrice) Thomp­son of Switzer­land; two grand­chil­dren; four great-grand­chil­dren; and her sis­ter, Lil­lie Jack­son of Mt. Pleas­ant, Ten­nessee. She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; her hus­band, William Thomp­son; her brother, Ru­fus Col­lier “Buck” Jack­son, IV; and her sis­ter, Dale Hardison.

There will be a memo­rial gath­er­ing at Mrs. Thomp­son’s Home, Satur­day, March 17, 2018, 2 to 4 p.m., 902 West 44th Av­enue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Burial will be pri­vate at a later date. On­line reg­is­ter: www.ralphrobin­


PINE BLUFF — June Kathryn Wood, 90, of Pine Bluff passed from this life

March 12, 2018.

June was born Jan­uary 16,

1928, to the late Ed and

Laura Kauwell.

Af­ter grad­u­at­ing Gil­bert High

School she met and mar­ried her one and only

JC, and they had seventy won­der­ful years and lived a very full life to­gether with many in­ter­ests. She was a car­ing, lov­ing wife, mother and grand­mother. Her ca­reer was many years as a book­keeper and tax pre­parer for H&R Block.

June en­joyed bowl­ing, bass fish­ing, was ac­tive on tour with Bass n Gal and Bass n Babes, qual­i­fy­ing for their clas­sic two years and on their Board of Di­rec­tors. She was a mem­ber of Matthews Memo­rial Church, and mem­ber of Jaycee Ladies Golf As­so­ci­a­tion. June was a loyal St. Louis Car­di­nals base­ball and Ra­zor­back fan, along­side her de­voted care­giver hus­band as her health waned. Words can­not con­vey how much she was loved and will be missed so much by all who knew her.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, Ed and Laura Kauwell; brother, Larry Kauwell; daugh­ter, San­dra McAlis­ter. She is sur­vived by her hus­band, JC Wood of Pine Bluff; sis­ter, Vir­ginia Hamme of Ames, Iowa; daugh­ter, Kathy Agee (Gene) of Bro­ken Ar­row, Ok­la­homa; grand­chil­dren, Bob Agee of Bro­ken Ar­row, Ok­la­homa, Mike Agee of An­dover, Min­nesota, Deanna Mann of Day­tona, Florida, Katie Joe McAlis­ter of Clare­more, Ok­la­homa; 11 great-grand­chil­dren, and seven great-great-grand­chil­dren.

Ser­vices will be 10 a.m. Fri­day, March 16, 2018, at Ralph Robin­son and Son. Visi­ta­tion will be Thurs­day, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Robin­son’s. Burial will take place at a later date. On­line con­do­lences: www.ralphrobin­so­nand­

–––––❖––––– RED­FIELD — William Richard “Dickie” Thomas of Red­field, Ark., passed away Satur­day,

March 10, 2018.

Dickie was born on Oc­to­ber 14,

1953, to Roy Thomas and

Juanita “Nita”

Ford Hughes.

He is sur­vived by his mother,

Nita Hughes, two sons, Bill and Char­lie Thomas, grand­son Blaine Thomas, brother Ce­cil Thomas, along with other fam­ily and friends. He is pre­ceded in death by fa­ther, Roy Thomas, and brother, Clif­ford Scott Thomas.

Memo­rial ser­vices for Dickie will be held on Sun­day, March 18, 2018 at 4 p.m. at River Road Church of God (Un­de­nom­i­na­tional), 1209 River Road, Red­field, Ark. 72132. Cre­ma­tion ar­range­ments are un­der the trusted care and di­rec­tion of A Nat­u­ral State Fu­neral Ser­vice. 2620 West Main Street, Jack­sonville, Arkansas, 72076. (501) 982-3400 www.anat­u­ral­state­fu­ner­alser­

–––––❖––––– RO­MANCE — Mrs. Teddy L. Allen age 66, of Ro­mance, Ark., was called home to be with

God on Fri­day,

March 9, 2018 when she was trag­i­cally taken in an auto ac­ci­dent near


She was born in Kennett, Mis­souri, and is sur­vived by her hus­band of 31 years, Jerry Allen, two chil­dren: Teresa Tess­man of Sher­wood and Bo Allen of Cabot; five grand­chil­dren: Alex Tess­man, Cory Tess­man, Caleb Allen, Vic­to­ria Allen, and Drake Allen, two

brothers: Mac and Greg, and one sis­ter, Karen, as well as many other rel­a­tives and friends.

Teddy was a mem­ber of Cross Road Cow­boy Church in El Paso, Arkansas, where she was deeply loved by all who knew her.

May God grant peace and fill empti­ness in the hearts of all who will deeply and for­ever miss her.

A grave­side ser­vice will be at 1 p.m. on Fri­day, March 16, 2018, at Gris­sard Ceme­tery, in El Paso. Visi­ta­tion will be from 6-8 p.m., on Thurs­day, March 15, at Moore’s Cabot Fu­neral Home, 700 N Sec­ond St., Cabot, Ark. (501) 843-5816. On­line guest book: www.moorescabot­fu­ner­al­

–––––❖––––– SCOT­LAND — Mil­dred Lu­cille Jones, 95, of Scot­land, was born Fe­bru­ary 9,

1923 to the late

Fred and Par­lee (Ban­is­ter) Wil­liams and passed from this life March

11, 2018, at her home. She was a mem­ber of Scot­land Bap­tist Church and will be dearly missed by her fam­ily and friends.

She is pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, her beloved hus­band, Keith Jones, one son, Jerry H. Jones, four brothers: Earl Wil­liams, Ru­fus Wil­liams, Bill Wil­liams, Robert Wil­liams and one sis­ter, Vir­gie Lee Wil­liams. Left to cher­ish her mem­ory are three sons: Wal­lace Jones (Jewel) of Rus­sel­lville, Arkansas, Glen Jones (Diane) of Hol­lis­ter, Mis­souri, Michael Jones (Lyn­nette) of Spring­field, Arkansas, two daugh­ters: Brenda Jones of Scot­land, Arkansas, Bar­bara Jones, of Cabot, Arkansas, 13 grand­chil­dren: An­drea Dee, Andy, Crys­tal, Jeremy, Reuben, Micah, Lan­don, Ryan, Rod­ney, Au­drea, Christo­pher, Johnny, Josh, 10 great grand­chil­dren, two sis­ters: Lov­ina Collins, of Bragg City, Mis­souri, Dorotha Borecky, of Clin­ton, Arkansas, and nu­mer­ous other fam­ily and loved ones.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be at 2 p.m. on Thurs­day, March 15, 2018, at Roller-McNutt Fu­neral Home in Clin­ton, Arkansas, with Brother David Jones of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low at Pleas­ant Grove Ceme­tery in Scot­land, Arkansas. For on­line guest book, www.roller­fu­ner­al­ clin­ton.

–––––❖––––– SEARCY — John H (Jack) Ryan, 86, of Searcy, passed away on March 12, 2018, in Lit­tle Rock. He was born April 21, 1931, to John H. and Muriel Ryan “Jack”. Grave­side Ser­vice will be 10 a.m., Wed­nes­day, March 14, 2018, at White County Memo­rial Gar­dens in Searcy. On line guest book: roller daniel fu­neral homes. com/Searcy.

–––––❖––––– WARD — Ge­orge William Cole, 93, of Ward, died Tues­day, March 13, 2018. Visi­ta­tion will be from 2-5 p.m. Thurs­day and 10-11 a.m. Fri­day, March 16, 2018 with fu­neral ser­vices be­gin­ning at 11 a.m., at Moore’s Cabot Fu­neral Home (501) 843-5816. Please see the full obit­u­ary and sign the guest book at www.moorescabot­fu­ner­al­

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