Notice of Passing
JANET M. SMITH Janet Marie Smith passed away on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at the St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Strong. Visitation will be from 10 until service time at the church.
Burial will follow in the Huttig Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service in Crossett.
Reminder of Services
ALLIE STEPHENS Funeral for Allie Stephens, 102, will be held at noon today at the Christ Centered Ministries Church in Farmerville, Louisiana, with the Rev. Michael Singleton pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow at the Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Farmerville.
BILLY R. LEACH Visitation for Billy Roy Leach will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday with services following at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Texas.
BRENDA K. BARNETT Funeral for Brenda Kay Barnett, 55, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at the C.O.G.I.C. in Farmerville, Louisiana, with Elder Darrell James officiating.
Interment will follow at the Community Garden Cemetery in Farmerville.
Visitation will be held from 2 until 6 p.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
IDELLA M. JAMERSON Funeral for Idella M. Jamerson, 82, of Magnolia, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at A.C. Henderson Memorial Chapel in Magnolia with the Rev. Victor Morgan officiating.
Burial will follow in Freehope Cemetery under the direction of Henderson Funeral Service.
Visitation will be held from noon until 4 p.m. today at Henderson’s Mortuary in Magnolia.
MARY CHRISTOPHER Funeral for Mary Christopher will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at Greater Paradise Missionary Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in Little Hope Cemetery in Spearsville, Louisiana under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.
All public viewing will be after the service.
MARY JONES Funeral for Mary Jones, 66, of Magnolia, who died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Trinity CME Church of Magnolia with the Rev. Al Brewer officiating.
Burial will follow in Kendrick Chapel Cemetery in Willisville, under the direction of Henderson Funeral Service.
HELEN S. CHERRY Helen Sehon Cherry, of El Dorado, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 6, 2017 at the age of 87 years. She was born on Dec. 14, 1929 in Huttig, Arkansas, to Grant and Maggie Sehon.
She married H.C. Cherry on Nov.
20, 1948, and they made El Dorado their home. She was a long time member of Westside Baptist Church and especially loved her ladies Sunday School Class.
Helen worked for over 25 years in the Union County Clerk’s Office.
Her family was her main focus in life. She was selfless in her love, care, and support for her children. She truly exemplified a Proverbs 31 woman.
She was preceded in death by; her parents, her husband, three brothers, two sisters, one grandson, and one son-in-law.
Those left to lovingly cherish her memory are her five children, Jeff Cherry (Laura), Mark Cherry (Jennifer), Chris Cherry (Gina), Joy Walthall (Ronnie, deceased) and Jay Cherry (Suzy). She adored each of her twelve grandchildren; Stephanie Prock, Faith Cherry, Blake Cherry, Joseph Cherry, Kalen Cherry, Andrew Cherry, Ashlee Cherry, Rebecca Davis (Drew), Kati Blanchard (Vance), Will Walthall, Ian Cherry (Jennifer) and Megan Cherry; 17 great grandchildren; and 2 greatgreat grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 12:00 pm with service to follow at 1:00 pm at Bailey Funeral Home Chapel on Dec. 9, 2017 with Rev. Keith Dodson officiating. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church, 2400 West Hillsboro, El Dorado, Arkansas or John R. Williamson Hospice House, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, Arkansas.
Please sign our online guestbook at www.baileyfuneralhome.net.
JOHN MCLELLAND John McLelland, 64, went to be with our heavenly Father on Dec. 3, 2017. He was born on Dec. 20, 1952 and was preceded in death by his parents, John and Sue McLelland; two sisters, Joanna McLelland and Robin Ellison and two grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Janice McLelland; one son, Michael (Rachel) McLelland; one brother, Roger (Vicky) McLelland; one sister, Kim (Gary) Bennet; three stepsons; one stepdaughter and 11 grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at College Avenue Church of Christ in El Dorado. Funeral will be held at
2 p.m. following visitation, with Pastor Kent Jobe will be leading the services.
Cremation services have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service of Jacksonville.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Life Touch Hospice.
An online guestbook is available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com.
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