Ar­kan­sas

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BEAR­DEN — Em­manuel Tay­lor, 69, Bear­den, passed Oc­to­ber 5, 2018. Sur­vivors: chil­dren: Dar­rel Tay­lor; Talie Tay­lor; si­b­lings, Pa­tri­cia Smith, Sal­lie Green, Lovie Henderson, An­nie Berry, Don Davis, Ezell Davis, Fred­er­ick Owens; friend, Lula Davis. Ser­vices: Satur­day, (to­day), 11 a.m. at Har­mony Bap­tist Church, Spark­man by Wil­liams Fu­neral Home-Arkadel­phia. Sign guest­book at www. fu­ner­al­satwilliams.com.

–––––❖––––– BRYANT — Norma Jean “Boots” Pearcy Pul­ley of Bryant, Ar­kan­sas passed away on Oc­to­ber 10, 2018. Jean was a mem­ber of Gate­way Church. She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, Thad and Inez Pearcy; three sis­ters Guin­e­vere Miller, Blanc Earn­heart, Vir­ginia Can­ter­berry; brother Calvin Pearcy.

She is sur­vived by her hus­band of 61 years Robert Pul­ley Sr; son, Robert Pul­ley Jr. (Debby); daugh­ter, Lisa Van Cleave (Troy); 5 grand­chil­dren, Robby, Rachel, Athena, Am­ber, Tay­lor; seven great-grand­chil­dren, Shan­dra, Shiesha, Carsyn, Tre’, Pre­ston, Paislee, Char­lie; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews; clos­est friends. Jean al­ways loved to play cards with her fam­ily and friends.

We will be hav­ing a get to­gether to cel­e­brate mom’s life on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13th at 12-2 p.m. at their home in Bryant, Ark. Cre­ma­tion Ser­vices of Ar­kan­sas (501)313-5431 www. cre­ma­tion­ser­vice­so­farkansas.com.

–––––❖––––– CLARKRIDGE — Fu­neral Ser­vices for Re­nate Marie Richard­son, 54, of Clark Ridge, Ar­kan­sas, was Oc­to­ber 8, 2018, at Clarkridge Church of Christ. Re­nate died Oc­to­ber 3, 2018, in Clarkridge, Ar­kan­sas. A home maker sur­vived by her hus­band, Hayden Richard­son and daugh­ter, Jamie. Ar­range­ments by Kirby and Fam­ily Fu­neral and Cre­ma­tion Ser­vices. www.kir­byand­fam­ily.com.

–––––❖––––– CON­WAY — Larry C. Bell, 43, passed away Oc­to­ber 3. Sur­vivors: mother, Vir­ginia Brown; three chil­dren; two grand­chil­dren; five broth­ers and three sis­ters. Vis­i­ta­tion: Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 12, 1-6 p.m. at the fu­neral home. Fu­neral: Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 1 p.m. at Rock of Ages MBC, NLR. Pro­fes­sional ser­vices by Veasley Fu­neral Home-Con­way. 501-3586300. www.veasley­fu­ner­al­home.com.

–––––❖––––– CON­WAY — Rev. John­son “Johnny” Evans Sr., 80, re­tired Min­is­ter, went home to be with the Lord Oc­to­ber 10. Fu­neral Bee Branch Bap­tist Church, Bee Branch, Ar­kan­sas, on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 2018 at 2:00pm, view­ing at 1 p.m. Share mem­o­ries and mes­sages of love, com­fort and sup­port with Bro. Evans’ fam­ily at www.griffin­leggettcon­way.com.

–––––❖––––– CON­WAY — Carl Pierce, 85, passed away Oc­to­ber 6. Sur­vivors: wife, Karen; son and five daugh­ters; eleven grand­chil­dren and three broth­ers. Vis­i­ta­tion: Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 12, 1-5pm at the fu­neral home. Fu­neral: Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 11 a.m. at True Ho­li­ness Saints Cen­ter, 198 Hwy 286 E, Con­way. Pro­fes­sional ser­vices by Veasley Fu­neral Home-Con­way. 501-358-6300 www.veasley­fu­ner­al­home.com.

–––––❖––––– CROSSETT — Wanda Stin­son McHan, 69, of Crossett passed away Oc­to­ber 11, 2018, at the Ash­ley County Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Fu­neral Ser­vices will at 2 p.m. Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14, 2018, at Med­ders Fu­neral Home Chapel in Crossett. Vis­i­ta­tion will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 2018 at Med­ders Fu­neral Home.

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De QUEEN — Charles De­wayne Cur­ring­ton, 85, of De Queen passed away Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 10, 2018. Fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 2018 in the chapel of Roller-Al­coa Fu­neral Home (3150700). In­ter­ment will fol­low in Rock­port Ceme­tery in Malvern. Vis­i­ta­tion will be held in the chapel an hour prior to the fu­neral ser­vice. On­line guest­book: www.roller­fu­ner­al­homes.com/ bryant.

–––––❖––––– FLIP­PIN — Ser­vices for Joan Ali­cia Jewell, 83, of Flip­pen, Arkanasas will be pri­vate. Joan died Oc­to­ber 11, 2018 at her res­i­dence. A Com­puter Spe­cial­ist, sur­vived by her hus­band, Robert. Ar­range­ments by Kirby & Fam­ily Fu­neral and Cre­ma­tion Ser­vices. Visit www.kir­byand­fam­ily.com.

–––––❖––––– GOSHEN — Dale “Sting” St­in­g­ley, age 83, of Goshen passed away Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber 10, 2018. He was born March 5, 1935 in Boswell, Ok­la­homa, the son of Leon Al­fred and Josephine Barker St­in­g­ley.

Ma­jor St­in­g­ley was a re­tired of­fi­cer and pilot of the United States Air Force. He was a Viet­nam vet­eran with mul­ti­ple tours of duty, awarded many dec­o­ra­tions in­clud­ing the Dis­tin­guished Fly­ing Cross. Fol­low­ing his re­tire­ment from the Air Force, he earned an MBA from the Uni­ver­sity of Ar­kan­sas. He sub­se­quently be­gan work at the U of A Com­put­ing Ser­vices De­part­ment, even­tu­ally be­com­ing the Direc­tor of Pro­duc­tion.

Among his many vol­un­teer en­deav­ors, Dale ini­ti­ated the creation of the Goshen Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment, and coached youth base­ball.

He is sur­vived by his wife Nancy, sons Richard and By­ron, and grand­daugh­ter, Kyla.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mon­day Oc­to­ber 15, 2018 with Fu­neral Ser­vice start­ing at 10 a.m. at Moore’s Chapel. Burial will fol­low at the Fayetteville Na­tional Ceme­tery with full mil­i­tary hon­ors. In lieu of flow­ers memo­ri­als may be made to: Can­cer Re­search In­sti­tute, www. can­cer­re­search.org or

Lung Can­cer Re­search Foun­da­tion, www.lung­cancer­re­search­foun­da­tion.org. To sign the on­line guest book visit: www. moores­fu­ner­alchapel.com.

–––––❖––––– HICK­ORY RIDGE — Wil­son Fred Patrick “Pat” Rus­sell, 86, of Hick­ory Ridge, died Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 11, 2018, in Wynne. Fu­neral ser­vices are 2 p.m., Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 2018, at the fu­neral home. In­ter­ment in Lewis Ceme­tery.

–––––❖––––– LAVACA — Mr. John Ed­mond Woods Jr., age 43 of Lavaca, Ar­kan­sas for­merly of Prescott passed away Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 9, 2018. Mr. Woods was born in Hope, Ar­kan­sas on July 11, 1975, to John Ed­mond Woods Sr. and Vickey Woods.

His most re­cent as­sign­ment was Pro­fes­sor of Mil­i­tary Science of the ROTC pro­gram at the Uni­ver­sity of Ar­kan­sas at Ft. Smith. He was a mil­i­tary vet­eran with over 26 years of ser­vice, in­clud­ing a tour to Iraq of Op­er­a­tion Iraqi Free­dom. He was a Ma­jor in the U.S. Army, and in his years of ser­vice ac­quired many medals and badges. He was awarded the Mer­i­to­ri­ous Ser­vice Medal, Army Com­men­da­tion Medal, Com­bat In­fantry­man Badge, Air As­sault Badge, Sniper Qual­i­fi­ca­tion, Air­borne Badge, Gover­nors Twenty Badge, and mul­ti­ple other ser­vice and achieve­ment awards. He was a grad­u­ate of Henderson State Uni­ver­sity in Arkadel­phia with a BSE. He also at­tended the Church of Christ.

He is pre­ceded in death by his fa­ther, John Ed­mond Woods Sr. Sur­vivors in­clude his lov­ing wife of 23 years, Rhonda Sim­mons Woods of Lavaca, Ark.; mother Vickey Woods of Prescott, Ark.; three sons: Alexan­der Woods, Ni­cholas Woods, and John Ed­mond Woods III all of Lavaca, Ark., daugh­ter, Ha­ley Woods of Lavaca, Ark.; two sis­ters, Shar­lene Jones of Al­bu­querque, N.M, Vic­to­ria Woods from Mag­no­lia, Ark.; in-laws, Johnny Ray and Kathy Sim­mons of Dierks, Ark., brother-in-law Danny Ray Sim­mons of Dierks; two nieces, two neph­ews, and many friends and loved ones.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be 6 to 8 p.m., Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 12, 2018, at Brazzel/Cor­nish Fu­neral Home 1196 Hwy. 371 West Prescott, Ark. Fu­neral ser­vice with full mil­i­tary hon­ors will be 2 pm, Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 2018, at Church of Christ in Prescott with Mr. John Ratliff of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial to fol­low at Lib­erty Ceme­tery in Prescott, Ark. Ar­range­ments are with Brazzel/Cor­nish The Fu­neral Home of Prescott, Ed­die Brazzel, Direc­tor. On­line Registry: www. brazzel­fu­ner­al­homes.com.

–––––❖––––– MARKED TREE — Ms. Wanda Lee (Smith) Crutch­field, 81, of Marked Tree, died Thurs­day in Har­ris­burg. Graveside ser­vices are 2 p.m., Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 15, 2018, in Ty­ronza Ceme­tery un­der the di­rec­tion of Thomp­son-Wil­son Wynne Fu­neral Home.

–––––❖––––– MAYFLOWER — Don­ald Lam­bert, 72, Mayflower, Ar­kan­sas, passed away Oc­to­ber 9, 2018. He is sur­vived by daugh­ter, Su­san Kam­per; four broth­ers, David, Larry, Dale, and Thomas Lam­bert; and three sis­ters, Bob­bie, Brenda, and Karen. Ser­vices have been en­trusted to A Nat­u­ral State Fu­neral Ser­vice. Memo­rial ser­vice to be held at a later date. On­line guest book avail­able to sign at www.anat­u­ral­state­fu­ner­alser­vice.com.

–––––❖––––– MOUN­TAIN HOME — Memo­rial Ser­vices for Marvin Leon Shaf­fer, 81, of Moun­tain Home, Ar­kan­sas, was Oc­to­ber 6, at Kirby Fu­neral Home. Marvin died Oc­to­ber 4, 2018. A Navy Vet sur­vived by wife, Donna; two sons, Scott and Kirby Shaf­fer and daugh­ter, Tam­mie Belcher. Ar­range­ments by Kirby and Fam­ily Fu­neral and Cre­ma­tion Ser­vices. www.kir­byand­fam­ily.com.

–––––❖––––– MOUN­TAIN HOME — Memo­rial Ser­vices for Verne McKean Shissler, 83, of Moun­tain Home, Ar­kan­sas, was Oc­to­ber 5, at Kirby Fu­neral Home Chapel. Verne died Oc­to­ber 2, 2018. Sur­vived by wife, He­len; son, Michael Shissler; three daugh­ters, Robin Kil­lian, T.J. Per­rigo and Camille McKee. Ar­range­ments by Kirby and Fam­ily Fu­neral and Cre­ma­tion Ser­vices www.kir­byand­fam­ily.com.

–––––❖––––– PERRYVILLE — It is with a deep and heavy sad­ness that we an­nounce the death of Glen Wilkins of Perryville, Ar­kan­sas, who passed away at the age of 74, on Oc­to­ber 11, 2018. Glen was born in Lit­tle Rock on Au­gust 30, 1944, and spent the last 25 years mak­ing his home in Perry County. He was a skilled sheet me­tal crafts­man, whose rep­u­ta­tion as “Mr. Fix-It” was over­shad­owed only by his ser­vant’s heart. Glen was a de­voted fol­lower of Christ, and a mem­ber of Tem­ple Mis­sion­ary Bap­tist Church. A per­fect day for Glen in­cluded steaks on the grill, the Ra­zor­backs on TV, and the wild laugh­ter of his six beloved grand­chil­dren.

Glen was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents. He is sur­vived by his bride of 37 years, Gina (McDon­ald) Wilkins; his sons, Alan Wilkins and Brian Hen­ley; his daugh­ters, Ali­son (Wilkins) Knight and Marie (Hen­ley) Shap­ley; his sons-in-law, Dil­lon Knight and Jeremy Shap­ley; his grand­chil­dren, Rocky, Lou, Sam, Ezra, Lane and Ol­lie; and his si­b­lings, Fay­dene Gray, Mike Wilkins, and Garry Wilkins.

The vis­i­ta­tion for fam­ily and friends will be held at Tem­ple Mis­sion­ary Bap­tist Church in Perryville, Ar­kan­sas, with Bro. Gor­don Mor­gan of­fi­ci­at­ing on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 15, 2018, at 11 a.m., with the fu­neral ser­vice at 12 p.m. Burial will fol­low at Smyer’s Ceme­tery. Ar­range­ments are by Har­ris Fu­neral Home of Mor­ril­ton. On­line Guest­book: www. har­ris­fu­ner­al­homes.net.

–––––❖––––– PRESCOTT — Graveside ser­vice for Mrs. Heather Jean Phillips, age 40, 10 a.m., Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 2018, at Lib­erty Ceme­tery in Prescott, Ark., with Bro. Perry John­son of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will fol­low. No fam­ily vis­i­ta­tion is planned. Ar­range­ments are with Brazzel/Cor­nish The Fu­neral Home of Prescott, Ed­die Brazzel, Direc­tor. On­line Registry: www. brazzel­fu­ner­al­homes.com.

–––––❖––––– ROSSTON — Jean­nette Blakely Fort, 58, Rosston, passed Oc­to­ber 5, 2018. Sur­vivors: hus­band, Rev. John Fort; chil­dren: Su­per­in­ten­dent Re­carto (Cheri) King; Whit­ney Fort; si­b­lings, Terry (Deb­bie) Blakely, Jenny (Fred­er­ick) Henry, three grand­chil­dren. Ser­vices: Satur­day, (to­day), 11 a.m., Haynes Chapel Bap­tist Church, Hope, by Wil­liams Fu­neral Home-Arkadel­phia. Sign guest­book at www.fu­ner­al­satwilliams.com.

–––––❖––––– STRONG — William Mo­raell “Joe” Nor­ris, 85, of Strong, met the Lord in heaven Oc­to­ber 11, 2018. Vis­i­ta­tion will be to­day at 1 p.m. at Union Chapel Mis­sion­ary Bap­tist Church in Strong fol­lowed by a memo­rial ser­vice at

2 p.m. in the church sanc­tu­ary. Burial will fol­low at the Nor­ris Ceme­tery. www.youngs­fu­ner­al­home.com.

–––––❖––––– WAR­REN — James Harold Bryant, 84, of War­ren, went home to be with the Lord Oc­to­ber, 12, 2018, in Hot Springs, Ark. He was born July 2, 1934, in Par­nell Springs, Ar­kan­sas, to the late James Edgar Bryant and Or­rie Clide War­ren Bryant. In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, he is pre­ceded in death by his brother, Billy Gene Bryant.

Harold was a re­tired Con­struc­tion Co­or­di­na­tor for Ge­or­gia Pa­cific. He loved to work, fish and spend time with his great-grand­chil­dren. He was a mem­ber of the Men’s Sun­day School Class at Im­manuel Bap­tist Church of War­ren.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Dean Hoyle Bryant of 63 years, daugh­ter, Glenda White (Ron) of Hot Springs, son, Wade Bryant (Jacque­line) of Sheri­dan, grand­chil­dren, James White (Vic­to­ria) of Hot Springs, Josh Bryant (Katy) of War­ren and Brit­tany Hack­ett (Crock­ett) of Green­brier, Ark., and six great-grand­chil­dren.

Ac­tive Pall­bear­ers are James White, Josh Bryant, Crock­ett Hack­ett, Mark Gery, Roger McClel­lan and Monty Balen­tine. Hon­orary Pall­bear­ers are John Par­rott, Bud Frey, Roger Ge­orge, Jeff Vick­ers and the Men’s Sun­day School Class at Im­manuel Bap­tist Church.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be at 2 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 17, at Fraz­ers Chapel in War­ren with Rev. Matt Over­all and Rev. Jim Bales of­fi­ci­at­ing. Vis­i­ta­tion will be held from 1 p.m. un­til ser­vice time Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 17, at Fraz­ers. Burial will be in Mose­ley Ceme­tery. On­line guest reg­is­ter www.fraz­er­fu­ner­al­home.com.

–––––❖––––– WAT­SON — Harold Don “H.D.” Spainhouer, 76, of Wat­son, Ark., passed away Oc­to­ber 10, 2018, in Hot Springs, Ark. H.D. was born on April 29, 1942, in Wat­son to the late Robert Sylvester and Lina Mae Rana Spainhouer. He was a mem­ber of the First Bap­tist Church in Du­mas and a lo­cal farmer and re­tired af­ter 51 years.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, one son, Steven Spainhouer, three broth­ers, Bobby, Jim Bill and Jap and three sis­ters, Opal, Mil­lie and Mary Jane. Sur­vivors are his lov­ing wife of 55 years Car­olyn Rupe Spainhouer, one son, Shawn Spainhouer, two grand­chil­dren, Alex and Zack Spainhouer, and a host of nieces, neph­ews and spe­cial friends.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 12, 2018, at Grif­fin Fu­neral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. and Ser­vice, Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 2018, First Bap­tist Church in Du­mas at 11 a.m. with burial in Wat­son Ceme­tery. Rev. Dubs By­ers and Rev. Billy Black­mon will be of­fi­ci­at­ing. Memo­ri­als may be made in mem­ory of H.D. to Ar­kan­sas Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion, 201 Markham Cen­ter Dr., Lit­tle Rock, Ark. 72205. Ar­range­ments by Grif­fin Fu­neral Home, Du­mas, Ark. Please sign on­line guest­book www.griffinfh.com.

–––––❖––––– WEST FORK — Gary Dean Ful­ton, 65, of West Fork, went home to be with Je­sus on Oc­to­ber 11th in Fayetteville. He was born Oc­to­ber 22, 1952 in Mem­phis, Tenn., to Lyle and Edith Ful­ton.

Gary and his fam­ily moved back from the mis­sion field in 1999. He spent his adult life serv­ing the Lord, lov­ing peo­ple, and point­ing them to Christ. For the past three years, Gary and Su­san have been run­ning Love Be­yond Bor­ders, a min­istry based non-profit that sends church groups to Cen­tral Amer­ica.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and two in­fant broth­ers. Sur­vivors in­clude: his wife Su­san of 45 years; six chil­dren: Stephen Ful­ton (Robin), El­iz­a­beth Cun­ning­ham (Jeff), An­drew Ful­ton (Al­yse), Caleb Ful­ton (Mishael), Abi­gail Var­gas (Cito), and Gabriela Dixon (Mike); 10 grand­chil­dren, one great-grand­child; three si­b­lings: Ron­nie Ful­ton (Loretta), Jackie Ful­ton (Toni), and Tammy Horne (Steve); one sis­ter-in-law, Janet Woods (Richard); eight nieces and neph­ews; and two great-neph­ews.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be from 4-6 p.m. on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14th at Farm­ing­ton First Bap­tist and the Fu­neral will be at 1 p.m. on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 15th at Farm­ing­ton First Bap­tist. In lieu of flow­ers do­na­tions can be made to Love Be­yond Bor­ders Ark. https:// face­book.com/love­be­yond­bor­der­sar/. Ar­range­ments by Ept­ing Fu­neral Home Fayetteville. Con­do­lences: www.ept­ing­fu­ner­al­home.webs.com

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