NOTICES OF PASSING
HELEN J. DURDIN Helen J. Durdin 64, of El Dorado, AR. passed away September 23, 2020at Conway Regional Heath Systems in Conway, AR. Arrangements for funeral service will be announced by Sims Mortuary, Inc., El Dorado, AR.
CYNTHIA DIANE LOCKETT Cynthia Diane Lockett 60, of El Dorado, AR passed away September 22, 2020 at Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado, AR. Arrangements for funeral service will be announced by Sims Mortuary, Inc, El Dorado, AR.
REMINDERS OF SERVICE
RUBY M. PEPPER
Ruby M. Pepper, 93, of Junction City, AR died Friday, September 18, 2020.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. today at Olive Branch Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors with Pastor Mike Senn officiating.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Hudson Memorial and Life Touch Hospice.
Memorials may be made to the Children’s Home, Inc. at 5515 Walcott Rd., Paragould, AR 72450.
An online guest registry will be available at www. youngsfuneralhome.com
GERALD MAX ROGERS
Gerald Max Rogers, 92, left for heaven Thursday,
September 21, 2020.
Graveside service for family and friends will be held today at 2pm at Arlington Memorial Park under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Nancy Amanda Coats Scholarship Fund, in care of, Arkansas Baptist Foundation, 10 Remington Road, Little Rock, AR 72204.
Condolences may be expressed at www.youngsfuneralhome.com
FREDDIE MAE THOMAS
Freddie Mae Thomas, 87 of Huttig, AR passed away September 21.
Funeral arrangements are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday September 26 at Batts Chapel Cemetery in Huttig, AR.
Reddick Funeral Home in Camden is in charge of the arrangements.
THOMAS TERRY BROWN
Thomas Terry Brown age 84 of El Dorado passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Hudson Memorial Nursing Home. He was born on February 9, 1936 in Dubach, Louisiana to the late Thomas Ladell
Brown and Lillie Belle
Thomas was a jack of all trades. He worked for
E&W Railroad for many of years. He also specialized in welding and welded all throughout his life for many people and a few businesses. Thomas was a selftaught graphic artist. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Thomas used to take his children skating every Saturday night at Trudy’s and would stay until the last kid got picked up. He loved to sing, fish, hunt, gardening, reloading bullets, collecting guns, making panoramas, bee keeping and raising muscadines. Thomas took pride in everything he did. His motto was, “Love everyone and hate no one. If you are going to do something, do it right.” His one true love was God. Thomas instilled that very deeply in his children and everyone he came in contact with.
Thomas is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Charles Brown and one niece.
Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Louise Brown; two daughters, Connie Lowery, Terri McKinzie and her husband Keith; four grandchildren, Michelle Jones, Eddie Hardebeck, Jamie McKinzie and Roger McKinzie; four great grandchildren, Ariel Jones, Lilly Jones, Layne Hardebeck and Aubree Hardebeck; two special brothers, Melvin Brown and his wife Janis, Danny Brown and his wife Angela; one special sister; Patricia Griffin and her husband P V and one sister in law, Susie Brown.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 pm at Olive Branch Cemetery, with Melvin Brown officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Perry’s Funeral Chapels.
Please sign online guestbook at http://www.perryfuneralchapels.com.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020, God called an earthly angel home. La Donna Collins completed her earthly assignment. Our lives were forever changed the day God trusted us to be her family.
La Donna was born
December 28, 1959 to the late Fred and Fern Collins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, Oscar and
Hollis Collins and Arthur and Adelle West.
La Donna was so proud of her family and loved them dearly.
She is survived by her sister, Paulette Reap and brother-in-law, Mike Reap; niece, Sonya Blann and husband, Ricky; great nephews, Blake and Matt Blann; great great niece, Trinity Blann; and many cousins.
La Donna was a member of Bible Baptist Church. She lived each day to the fullest, always happy, making sure everyone she met knew her name and how much she loved Jesus. She spent many hours reading her bible and memorizing scriptures and praying.
She was a prayer warrior! Anyone with a prayer request knew they could count on La Donna to be faithful in remembering them.
La Donna loved competing. She would participate in the Special Olympics bowling tournaments, dance competitions, dominos and bingo. She was an avid Razorback fan!
She was a resident at Hudson Nursing Home. She spent many years delivering the mail, activity calendars and anything else they would let her help with. One thing is for sure, if La Donna was given a job, she did it with pride and gave 110%. New residents to Hudson were sure to be greeted with La Donna’s warm smile and hospitality. She made sure everyone felt welcome.
La Donna loved giving! She loved to give to her church and multiple charities and organizations.
She loved a celebration, all holidays and especially family get togethers.
We want to celebrate the life she led and the lessons she gave us. For the best gift she gave us, was her life. She was a gift. For all the ways she inspired us to be better and for all the love she gave while she was here with us, she was a gift to each of us. May we never forget this beautiful gift.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 25, 2020 at Smackover Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors with Rev. Bill Odom officiating.
Memorials may be made to UCAPS, 1000 Sunset
Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730
Condolences may be made online at www.youngsfuneralhome.com