Notice of Passing
GRACIE RIGSBY Gracie Rigsby, 84, of El Dorado, passed away on Sept. 12, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.
Arrangements for funeral service will be announced by Sims Mortuary Inc.
JAMES G. SIMPSON James G. Simpson, 73, a retired El Dorado firefighter, passed away on Sept. 13, 2017.
Services will be under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
VICTOR S. THURKILL Victor S. Thurkill, 78, of El Dorado, passed away on Sept. 13, 2017 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas.
Services will be under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
Reminder of Services
JERRY L. GEORGE Services for Jerry Lynn George of Stockton, California, formerly of El Dorado, was held Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 in Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery in North Little Rock with military honors under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.
ALICE J. TASH Service for Alice Jean Henry Tash of Hot Springs formerly of El Dorado will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in Andrews Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy C. Aaron officiating. Burial will follow in New Home Cemetery in Lillie, Louisiana, under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home. All public viewing will be after the service.
ELLEN M. BELL Ellen Manasco Samaha Bell passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Mother of Donald J. Samaha, Jr. (Annette), Mark Samaha (Laura), Lori Samaha, Darryl Samaha (Karmann), and Glynn Samaha. Stepmother of Debbie B. McGowen, Kyle Bell, Kelly B. Mullens, and John Bell. Grandmother of Joseph M. Samaha, Stephanie S. Alli (John), Abby N. Samaha, Devin J. Samaha (Kara), Drew T. Samaha (Josie),
Brody P. Samaha, Brennan
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Blake M. Samaha and
Brent D. Samaha. Great-grandmother of Kaylen M. Samaha and Samuel E. Alli.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles E. “Sonny” Bell, Jr.; parents, Mary Stone Manasco Wells and Stanley Lee Manasco and siblings, Ann M. Brasher and her husband Melvin, Gerald Manasco and his wife Mary and Mary Jane M. Baker. Age 79 years, a native of Dermott, Arkansas, and a resident of Luling, Louisiana.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Ashton Manor for their compassion and care.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at Holy Family Catholic Church, 155 Holy Family Lane, Luling, Louisiana, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 from 9 a.m. until funeral mass time at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Charles Cemetery, Luling, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice.
Mothe Funeral Homes assisted the family during this difficult time. To view and sign the online guest book, please visit www. mothefunerals.com.
CHARLES E. HAY Minister Charles Earl Hay, 70, of El Dorado passed on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. He was born Dec. 17, 1946 to Shedric Hay and Rosie Neil Allen Hay.
He was preceded in death by Theo Kemp, Suddie
Ma e Kemp an d Annie Cooper; four brothers, Shedrick
Hay Jr, John Edward Allen, Lawrence Hay and Alfred Hay.
He is survived by daughters; Chasity Hay of Shreveport, Louisiana, Natashia Joseph of Detroit, Michigan, and Sabrina Hearndon of Las Vegas, Nevada; sons, Derwin Hay, Rockford, Illinois, and Jason Cope of Corpus Christi, Texas; sisters, Mary Neil Curry, Twilla Alford, Brenda Casey, Marsie Pitts, Blondzetta Hay, Patrica Kennedy; Jenny Faye Stigal; brothers, Gavin Hay, John Hay, Terry Malone and Karl Malone.
Memorial services will be held Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at 5 p.m. at St. James VOF Building with Supt. Herman Hays, officiating. Cremation services provided by Sims Mortuary. Sign guestbook online at www.simsmortuary.com. three sisters,
BOB MADDOX Bob Maddox, 80, of El Dorado passed on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at his home in El Dorado. He was born April 10, 1937 to Dee and Effie Maddox Sr. in Homer, Louisiana.
Bob worked at J. M. Poultry,
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He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather Roger Jenkins; his wife, Rachel Jones Maddox; three sisters, Betty Louise Maddox, Christine Jenkins and Gerrydine Maddox Myles; four brothers, Dee Maddox Jr., Fred, Roger, Robert Jenkins and two grandsons, Kemis Randle and Bradley Maddox.
He is survived by four daughters, Shirley Randle, Effie Arnold, Mildred Lark and Geraldine Harris; his siblings, Jerry Jenkins, Lila Jenkins Jackson, Lizzie Jenkins Williams and James Jenkins. Public visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 from 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Sims Mortuary. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at Douglas Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. D. L. Hegler officiating. Interment in Rest Haven Cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook online at www.simsmortuary.com.
ROBERT D. McGUIRE Robert D. “Bob” McGuire, age 85 of Crestview passed away on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in El Dorado. He was born in Pensacola, Florida, on May 1, 1932, to Lila and Joe McGuire. Bob graduated from Crestview High School in 1950 and from Auburn University in 1954, with a degree in foreign languages. Bob served his country in the United States Army for 20 years.
H e retired as a major after serving at home, as well as in Germany, Korea, and Vietnam. After retiring from the Army, he went to work with the clerk’s office for 22 years. During that time, he was the finance officer for 16 years. Bob enjoyed learning and continued his education while working, receiving his bachelor’s degree in accounting from University of West Florida and his master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan. Bob was very active in the local Masonic Lodge and the Shriners, as well as Scottish and York Rites Bodies. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Crestview. Bob was preceded in death by his parents: Lila and Joe McGuire, his brother: Jerry McGuire and his precious wife of 60 years Dotsie McGuire.
Survivors include his children: Monica Tompkins and husband Mark of Crestview, Mike McGuire and wife Becky of Texas; and Steve McGuire and wife Tammy of Arkansas. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Bob Miller and wife Gena, Lisa Hicks and husband Josh, and Ashley Shaffer and husband Seth. Three great grandchildren survive Bob, as well.
A time of visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at WhitehurstPowell Funeral Home from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. The celebration of Bob’s life will be on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, with burial to follow in the Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www. whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com.
TOMMY PRESTON Tommy Preston, 73, of McNeil, Arkansas, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2017 at his residence in McNeil.
Tommy was born March 14, 1944 in Smackover. He was a maintenance supervisor and retired after 35 years from the Albemarle Corporation. He was a member and served as a deacon for 25 years at the College Hill Baptist Church, a CASA volunteer for 10 years and was a board member for the McNeil Rural Water.
He was preceded in death by his father Thomas “Sebe” Preston, Sr. and a brother and sister in law David and Stacey Preston.
Tommy is survived by his wife of 52 years Carla Preston of McNeil; daughter Tracey Preston of McNeil; grandchildren Jay Miller and wife Megan of Greenbrier, Keely Miller of McNeil; great grandchild Jensen Miller of Greenbrier; mother Ena (Hatch) Preston of Smackover; adopted daughter Regina Weeks of McNeil; brother Larry Preston and wife Lottie of Smackover; sister Linda Stinnett of Camden; special canine companion Sassy; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia with Dr. Greg Payne and Bro. Bo Murphy officiating. Burial will follow at the Smackover Memorial Park Cemetery in Smackover. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Rhea, Jackie Glass, Paul Vaughn, Kevin Hollis, Ernie Emerson and Rickey Dennis. Honorary pallbearers will be Martin Anderson, Bobby Calvert, Bill Jaggars and Dale Mitchell.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations are made to CCAPS, Po Box 2003, Magnolia, AR 71754.
To sign the online guest book or to share a memory visit www.lewisfuneralhome.biz.
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