BRUCE FRANKS CAMPBELL JR., 68 of Little Rock, died Wednesday. Survivors, son, Chris Campbell, of Little Rock, brother, Robert Earl Campbell of Tallahassee, Fla. Visitation: 1-2 p.m. Sunday, at Bob Neal & Sons Funeral Home Chapel Clarendon, with services following at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Shady Grove Cemetery, Clarendon. Guestbook/obit: www. bobnealandsons.com.
–––––❖––––– DIWANYA JEAN GILBERT-GAINES of 801 Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock, Ark.; passed away Tuesday, November 6 at her home surrounded by family and friends. Homegoing celebration will be held on Monday, November 12 at 11 a.m. at St. John Baptist Church 2501 Main St., (Corner of Roosevelt) in Little Rock, Ark. She will Lie In State from 10-11 a.m. before her services. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 1-3 p.m. at First Baptist Lakeview. We Entrusted Our Love One To The Professional and Caring Staff of Stephens Funeral Home, 257 Panama Rd., West Helena, Ark. 72390.
–––––❖––––– GWENDOLYN ANDERSON HESS of Little Rock left this world to be in Heaven Monday, November 5, 2018. Born November 17, 1946 in Perla to James and Billie Jo Channell Anderson.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Charles Hess, daughter, Kimberly Cash (Paul), son, Chris Hess (Jane), sisters, Jimmie Jo Anderson Vinson (Harold), Gertha Anderson Wharton.
Visitation Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 1-2:30 p.m. Regency Funeral Home Chapel, 1839 Pine Bluff St., Malvern, Ark. 72104. Graveside services to follow 2:30 p.m. at Shadowlawn Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, make donations to the Arkansas Diabetic Association. Cremation arrangements by Regency Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at regencyfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– WANDA MARIE “PRATT” IBSEN, of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed away October 31, 2018 at the age of 95 in her home surrounded by her two loving children, Michael Dane Ibsen and Michelle
Wanda was born September
20, 1923 in Little
Rock. She was a loving parent, homemaker, and peacemaker, having raised Mike and
Shelley, who at times would try anyone’s patience. Wanda was a dedicated member of Lakewood Methodist Church and rarely missed a service until she was in her nineties. She enjoyed getting dressed up and was rarely ever seen in public not dressed to the “nines”. She also enjoyed cleaning her home, sewing, reading fashion periodicals, traveling internationally with her husband, and spending time with her cat. Wanda sacrificed her own needs to fulfill the dreams of her children and others as well.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Michael Dane “Mike” and Michelle Janette “Shelley” (Grady Trimble); grandchildren, Dane Ibsen (Erica), Sara Compani (Cody), Preston Trimble (Lauren); and seven loving great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of over sixty years, Dr. David Ibsen; her parents, Bo Pratt and Ruth Judd; and her cat she loved so much, Napoleon .
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501982-3400. Online guest book is available to sign at www.anaturalstatfuneralservice.com.
–––––❖––––– FRANCES MARIE ISON, 86, of Little Rock, died November 8, 2018. Born November 14, 1931 at Fort Smith, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Charles and Abbie Travis Schleiff. She was a member of Cedar
Church of the
Morgan Community. In addition to church, she enjoyed fishing, cooking, and yard sales; she was also a volunteer at Baptist Hospital for over 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; two brothers, four sisters and a step-daughter, Sharon Pierce. Survivors are her daughter, Debbie Little (Gerald) of Little Rock; son, Greg Steele of Hortense, Georgia; two stepsons, Billy Ison of Alexander, Arkansas and David Ison (Mary) of San Antonio, Texas; step-daughter, Wanda Martin (Ron) of Houston, Texas and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Rev. Glenda Royal officiating. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, Ark. 72205. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.griffinleggettheleyroth.com.
–––––❖––––– CAROL ANN JOHNSON, 73, of Maumelle, Arkansas, died on October 31, 2018 at St. Vincent Infirmary, Little
Rock, following a brief illness.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, Little Rock. The Rev. Lindy Vogado will be officiating. There will be a reception in Second Hall, at the church, following the service.
Carol was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey on August 3, 1945. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Vineland, N.J., in 1963. She earned a degree in Psychology from Douglass College, Rutgers University in 1981 and an M.A. in Psychology from Princeton University in 1983. She completed all of her education with the highest honors. She was employed as a social worker in the Division of Youth & Family Services for the State of New Jersey for 25 years. She moved to Arkansas in March 2012.
Carol is preceded in death by her husband, Daniel James Johnson, and her parents, Egon and Geneva Von Lolhoffel. Carol is survived by her brother, Egon (Butch) Von Lolhoffel and his wife, Livia Von Lolhoffel (Paris, Tenn.); her children, Michael Johnson and his wife Carrie McGraw Johnson (Maumelle, Ark.), Deborah Johnson and Lee Berry (Perris, Calif.), and Daniel Johnson and his wife Laura Johnson (Highland, Ill.); her six grandchildren: Rachel and Nicholas Arrezola, Margaret, Nora, and Cade Johnson, and Alexandra Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Maumelle Friends of the Animals at maumellefoa.org. The service arrangements are entrusted to Ruebel Funeral Home in Little Rock. Sign the online condolence book at www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– RONNIE O’NEAL MABRY, 71, of Little Rock, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 6,
2018. He was born Tuesday,
July 29, 1947, in Oakland, California, to the late O’Neal and
Mabry. Ronnie enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed old westerns. He retired from the city of Little Rock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Donnie Mabry.
Survivors include his brother, Hank (Christy) Mabry of Little Rock; sister-in-law, Kathy Mabry of Little Rock; daughter, Lisa Skinner of North Carolina; sons, David Mabry and Jacob (Jennifer) Mabry of North Carolina; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a host of extended family and friends, and his two fur babies, Hooter and Itty Bitty.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, 17201 Arch Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72206 with Pastor Dennis Holmes officiating. Interment will follow at the Landmark Missionary Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service (501) 941-7888, www. thomasfuneralservice.com.
–––––❖––––– MARY BELLE MITCHELL, 80, of Jacksonville passed from this life on November 8, 2018.
She was born November 12,
1937, in Humnoke, Arkansas, to the late Alfred and Juanita Henry. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed gardening and was of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Mitchell. Survivors include her husband of over 61 years, Paul Mitchell; daughters, Karen (Robert) Mims of North Little Rock and Patricia (Joplin) Carlisle of Cabot. Other survivors include sister, Janie Poindexter of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Vaughn and Talmage Mims, Katie (Brad) Spain, Riley Carlisle; great-grandchild, Oliver Spain and a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday, November 12, 2018, at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, November 11, 2018, at the funeral home. Memorials in Mary’s memory may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116. Arrangements entrusted to Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home (501) 9822136. Online guestbook: www. mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome. com.
Dr. BARRY JOHN WINGFIELD, 47, of Sherwood, Arkansas, died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 4, 2018, while training for a half marathon.
Barry is survived by his wife, of almost 30 years, and the love of his life, Alicia; and his greatest joys: sons, Daniel and Jeremiah; daughters, Mikaila and Katherine; and his grandson, Rhys and Oh … was he crazy about that kid. He is also survived by his mother, Dean Wingfield; sister, Ellen (Matt) Binford; brother, Jeff (Judy) Wingfield, and nephews: Caleb Binford, Jake Wingfield, and RJ Coleman. There was a joyful reunion at the heavenly gates between Barry and his father, Robert Wingfield; nephews, Tyler and Bryan Binford, his grandparents, dear friend, Dan Baxter, and a host of other family and friends who have already gained their reward.
From a young age, Barry loved the Lord and was passionate about living his life in honor of Him. He did that very well … not perfect … but faithfully. Throughout his almost 48 years, Barry poured selflessly, not only into his wife and children, but into everyone with whom he came in contact. While Barry’s career spanned many states and positions, his legacy of gentle guidance, speaking truth, and above all, loving well will be remembered by all who were blessed to have known him.
See you on the flip side my love …
His visitation will be held at the Sylvan Hills Church of Christ at 117 W Maryland Ave., Sherwood, Arkansas 72120 on Sunday, November 11, from 2-4 p.m., and the funeral will be on Monday, November 12, at 10 a.m. at the same location. The burial will be Monday, November 12, at 3 p.m. at Evans Cemetery in Magazine, Arkansas. Directions are: From the church, Dardanelle, take Hwy. 10 West to Reveille Valley Rd., then right on Martin Loop Rd. The Cemetery will be on the right. Magazine, Arkansas.
The Barry Wingfield Family Memorial Fund has been established on GoFundMe. Donations are being requested in lieu of flowers and may be made at https://www.gofundme.com/ barry-wingfield-family-memorial. Arrangements by Smith-North Little Rock Funeral Home. Online obituary at www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
BALD KNOB — Earlene Taylor, 90, passed away Friday, November 9 at her home. Visitation will be Sunday from 6-8 p.m. Services will be 10 a.m., Monday, November 12 at the Powell Funeral Home in Bald Knob. Interment will follow in Carter Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home Bald Knob-Judsonia.
–––––❖––––– CABOT — Patti Lynn Elzey, 55, passed away November 8, 2018. Survivors include her husband, Everett Elzey; two step-daughters; two sisters; one brother; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services at 12 p.m., November 12, 2018 at Westbrook Cemetery. Visitation: 6-8 p.m., November 11, 2018 at Thomas Funeral Service (501) 941-7888, www.thomasfuneralservice.com.
–––––❖––––– COTTER — John William Heard, 74, of Cotter, died November 8, 2018. Visitation is November 13, 2018 at 4-8 p.m. at the Conner Family Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral is November 14, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Gassville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Walnut Hill Cemetery in Cotter.
–––––❖––––– DOLPH — Robert James Russell, 67, died November 8. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, November 11 at 3 p.m. at Eddie’s Family Funeral Home in Calico Rock. Survivors: Wilda Dockins Russell (wife); Lynn Russell, Cassie Jenkins (children); Mariel Long (sister); five grandchildren.
–––––❖––––– GREENBRIER — Mary “Beth” Hartwick, 67, of Greenbrier, passed away on November 9. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 11 at Roller-McNutt in Greenbrier. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, November 12 at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, interment to follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
–––––❖––––– HIGHLAND — Kenneth Wiles, 75, of Highland, Ark., died Nov. 8. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary Ruth (Orosz) Wiles; sons, Richard, Robert, and David; daughter, Natalie; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: Sunday 2-4 p.m. in Tri-County Funeral Home chapel in Highland. Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Hardy First Baptist Church.
HOT SPRINGS — Sylvia Linda Kangas, 84, Hot Springs, passed Thursday, November 8, 2018. Survived by her son, David Eugene of Kansas, California and Susan Johnson of Hot Springs, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Cremation arrangements by Regency Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at regencyfuneralhome. com.
HOT SPRINGS — Brandon Sims, 34, Hot Springs, passed November 2, 2018. Survivors: mother, Janice Bell; children: Braedyn Sims and bonus daughter, Tara Love; 10 siblings and other family and friends. Services 11 a.m. (today), Saturday at Union Grove Baptist Church, Bluff City. Services provided by Williams Funeral Home-Arkadelphia. Sign guestbook at www. funeralsatwilliams.com.
–––––❖––––– MAGNET COVE — Elmer Alfred Howton, age 75, of Magnet Cove, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018. He was born February 17, 1943 in Hot Springs to Alfred and Lovie Ward Howton. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife of 50 years Arlene Howton, brother Otis Howton.
He is survived by his two daughters, Tammy Howton Davis of Maumelle, Ark., and Lindsay Howton (Justin) Green of Magnet Cove, brothers Olin (Charlotte) Howton and Leo (Blanche) Howton, sister Betty (Earl) Fuller, three grandchildren, Sydney, Shelby and J.D.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 11, 2018, 3-5 p.m. at Regency Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service will be Monday, November 12, 2018, 10 a.m. at Regency Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. J.C. Patterson and Bro. Kevin Minyard officiating. Burial at Magnet Cove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Neil Hignight, Aaron Hignight, Jason Parker, Aaron Polk, Sammy Langston and Dennis Evans. Memorials have been designated to Cross Bar C Cowboy Church, 10895 Hwy. 70 East, Benton, Ark. 72019. Arrangements by Regency Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at regencyfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– MALVERN — Bobby Joe Parish, 61, earned his glorified body in Heaven on Nov. 8, 2018. Visitation Sunday, Nov. 11, 6-8 p.m. at Regency. Funeral services Monday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m. at Regency Chapel with burial to follow at Oakridge Annex. Arrangements by Regency Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at regencyfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– MORO — Donald Lane Vondran, 68, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018. Graveside services will be at Johnson Cemetery in Wheatley, Arkansas Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude in Memphis, Tennessee and Johnson Cemetery in Wheatley, Arkansas. Sign Guestbook www. fowlerfh.com.
–––––❖––––– NEWPORT — Maeiris (Love) Allen, 49, of Newport, died Wednesday. Survivors: husband,
Gary Allen; brothers, Earl Tucker, Tommy Joe, Deon, and Mitchell Love, Jr.; sisters, Helen Tucker, Kayrene Morse, Tracy Love, Mary Lynn Love, and Paula Odom. Family services were Friday at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Shoffner. Arrangements: Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home. www.jacksonsfh.com.
–––––❖––––– PEARCY — Danny Smith Vaughn, 74, of Pearcy, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Services are 2 p.m., Monday, at Airport Road Church of Christ. Interment in Mount Tabor Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs. Visitation is 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, at funeral home. Guest registry is www.davis-smith.com.
PINE BLUFF — Mr. Leroy Dorn Sr., 82, of Pine Bluff, Ark. passed Friday, November 2, 2018. Funeral service will be 12 noon Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church by Dr. Robert Handley. Interment will be in Prairie Lake Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, Ark. www. brownfuneralhomeandmortuary. com.
PINE BLUFF — Mrs. Irene Hillyard Murphy, 75, of Pine Bluff, Ark. passed Saturday, November 3, 2018. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Judah Restoration Center by Pastor Omar Davis. Interment will be in St. Mark Cemetery in Sherrill, Ark. by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, Ark. www. brownfuneralhomeandmortuary. com.
–––––❖––––– PRAIRIE GROVE — Ronnie Lee Waddill, 71, of Prairie Grove, died Tuesday, November 6, at Regency Hospital in Springdale. Ronnie was born August 21, 1947, to Norman Franklin and Vada Viola Masters Waddill in Newport. He was a Vietnam veteran and enjoyed meeting weekly with a group of fellow veterans after his service. He enjoyed playing
golf and his weekly meeting with his coffee group. Ronnie was devoted to his family, his church, and he never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by two brothers;
Robert Waddill and Norman
Dale “Buddy” Waddill. He is survived by his brother, Carl Eugene Waddill of Prairie Grove; two sisters, Joan Helms of Little Rock and Catherine Harris of Newport; eight nieces and nephews, Franklin Harris, Lana Holt, Carla Huggins, Stephanie Beatty, James Waddill, Brian Waddill, Karey Simmons, and Kelly Bishop; and many great-nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 13, at Farmington Church of Christ. Interment with military honors will be at 12 noon at Fayetteville National Cemetery. Arrangements are with Heritage Funeral Home, online guestbook at www.heritageofnwa.com.
–––––❖––––– RUSSELLVILLE — Donald Owens, 82, Russellville, died Thursday. Funeral Service: 2 p.m., Monday, at First Baptist Church in Russellville. Burial: Rest Haven Memorial Park and under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Visitation: Sunday, 1 to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com.
–––––❖––––– STUTTGART — Buddy Lee Sherman, 54, died November 7. Buddy was born October 2, 1964 in Brinkley to Glen and Vacelee Sherman. He is survived by his wife, Genevia. Memorial services are 2 p.m. November 12 at Park Avenue Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. www.essexfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– STUTTGART — Norma Williams, 81, died Thursday. She retired from Clary Elementary School in 2000. Survivors are husband, Curtis Williams; son, Charles Derrick (Rhonda) Williams; daughters, Criseda Yaw (Brian) and Penny (Brian) Schroeder; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral is 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church with burial in Lone Tree Cemetery. Visitation is 1 p.m. until service time Sunday. www. turpin-co.com.
–––––❖––––– WARD — James Edward Campbell, 68, of Ward, passed away November 4, 2018 in North Little Rock. He was born October 14, 1950 in Kansas City, Missouri to the late Virgil and Roberta Ellison Campbell. Survivors include brother, Tom (Claudette) Campbell; sister, Virginia Bateman. Cremation arrangements by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home, 501-843-5816.
–––––❖––––– WHITE HALL — Judith Louise Taboada, 78, of White Hall, passed away Thursday, November 8 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Roselawn Funeral Service and Crematory in Pine Bluff. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.
–––––❖––––– WOOSTER — Otis Dee (O.D.) Burchfield, 79, of Wooster passed away November 9, 2018. He was born May 25, 1939 to the late I.O. and Autie Mae Burchfield of the Pleasant Valley community near Wooster.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Defoy Burchfield. He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 52 years, Lou Lee Burchfield, and one son, Travis Burchfield and his wife Amy. O.D. had three grandchildren, Lee Burchfield of Fayetteville, Sam Burchfield of Batesville, and Scout Burchfield of the home.
He was a member of Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church. In the past, he served on the boards of Associated Farmer’s Co-op and Faulkner County Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Toad Suck Car Club and the Two-Cylinder Tractor Club.
O.D. was born on the way to Conway in the Cadron Bottoms and he spent most of his life farming there. O.D. was a lifelong farmer who learned it from his dad and he passed it down it his son. Early in his life he worked at the shoe factory in the winter and farmed in the summer. He also worked on the Titan missile bases. He spent many years raising rice, soybeans and cattle. He endured many floods and droughts as a farmer but he persevered and never lost his love for farming. Later in life O.D. developed a hobby of collecting and restoring antique cars and antique tractors. He enjoyed going to car and tractor shows, and he watched them on television when he couldn’t go to them. He planted a much bigger garden than was ever needed because he liked watching things grow.
He worked on these hobbies as hard as he did on the farm. He loved dogs and always had plenty of them around, most of them strays and wanderers. As his health declined, he would drive over to the farm in his jeep, park and just enjoy the sights of harvest.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Wooster with Dr. Virgil Porter officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening at the church. Interment will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.