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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

F . Samaha,

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. moth­e­fu­ner­

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.simsmor­tu­ 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,

T P Marks Ford, Jones Ki­nard Buick an d at­tended Dou­glas Chapel

Bap­tist Church.

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.simsmor­tu­

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. white­hurst­pow­ell­fu­ner­al­

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.lew­is­fu­ner­al­

(The dead­line for full obit­u­ar­ies for the next day’s news­pa­per is 4 p.m. The dead­line for death no­tices is 5 p.m. the day prior to pub­li­ca­tion. Obit­u­ar­ies sub­mit­ted af­ter th­ese dead­lines will not be pub­lished the next day, but will run in the fol­low­ing day’s news­pa­per. For more in­for­ma­tion about costs of obit­u­ar­ies and pho­tos, call 870-862-6611).





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