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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.



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. youngs­fu­ner­al­


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.youngs­fu­ner­al­


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 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

Lyons Brown.

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.per­ry­fu­ner­


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.youngs­fu­ner­al­



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