BEARDEN — Emmanuel Taylor, 69, Bearden, passed October 5, 2018. Survivors: children: Darrel Taylor; Talie Taylor; siblings, Patricia Smith, Sallie Green, Lovie Henderson, Annie Berry, Don Davis, Ezell Davis, Frederick Owens; friend, Lula Davis. Services: Saturday, (today), 11 a.m. at Harmony Baptist Church, Sparkman by Williams Funeral Home-Arkadelphia. Sign guestbook at www. funeralsatwilliams.com.
–––––❖––––– BRYANT — Norma Jean “Boots” Pearcy Pulley of Bryant, Arkansas passed away on October 10, 2018. Jean was a member of Gateway Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thad and Inez Pearcy; three sisters Guinevere Miller, Blanc Earnheart, Virginia Canterberry; brother Calvin Pearcy.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years Robert Pulley Sr; son, Robert Pulley Jr. (Debby); daughter, Lisa Van Cleave (Troy); 5 grandchildren, Robby, Rachel, Athena, Amber, Taylor; seven great-grandchildren, Shandra, Shiesha, Carsyn, Tre’, Preston, Paislee, Charlie; several nieces and nephews; closest friends. Jean always loved to play cards with her family and friends.
We will be having a get together to celebrate mom’s life on Saturday, October 13th at 12-2 p.m. at their home in Bryant, Ark. Cremation Services of Arkansas (501)313-5431 www. cremationservicesofarkansas.com.
–––––❖––––– CLARKRIDGE — Funeral Services for Renate Marie Richardson, 54, of Clark Ridge, Arkansas, was October 8, 2018, at Clarkridge Church of Christ. Renate died October 3, 2018, in Clarkridge, Arkansas. A home maker survived by her husband, Hayden Richardson and daughter, Jamie. Arrangements by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. www.kirbyandfamily.com.
–––––❖––––– CONWAY — Larry C. Bell, 43, passed away October 3. Survivors: mother, Virginia Brown; three children; two grandchildren; five brothers and three sisters. Visitation: Friday, October 12, 1-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral: Saturday, October 13, 1 p.m. at Rock of Ages MBC, NLR. Professional services by Veasley Funeral Home-Conway. 501-3586300. www.veasleyfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– CONWAY — Rev. Johnson “Johnny” Evans Sr., 80, retired Minister, went home to be with the Lord October 10. Funeral Bee Branch Baptist Church, Bee Branch, Arkansas, on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2:00pm, viewing at 1 p.m. Share memories and messages of love, comfort and support with Bro. Evans’ family at www.griffinleggettconway.com.
–––––❖––––– CONWAY — Carl Pierce, 85, passed away October 6. Survivors: wife, Karen; son and five daughters; eleven grandchildren and three brothers. Visitation: Friday, October 12, 1-5pm at the funeral home. Funeral: Saturday, October 13, 11 a.m. at True Holiness Saints Center, 198 Hwy 286 E, Conway. Professional services by Veasley Funeral Home-Conway. 501-358-6300 www.veasleyfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– CROSSETT — Wanda Stinson McHan, 69, of Crossett passed away October 11, 2018, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Funeral Services will at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Medders Funeral Home Chapel in Crossett. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Medders Funeral Home.
De QUEEN — Charles Dewayne Currington, 85, of De Queen passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018 in the chapel of Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home (3150700). Interment will follow in Rockport Cemetery in Malvern. Visitation will be held in the chapel an hour prior to the funeral service. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ bryant.
–––––❖––––– FLIPPIN — Services for Joan Alicia Jewell, 83, of Flippen, Arkanasas will be private. Joan died October 11, 2018 at her residence. A Computer Specialist, survived by her husband, Robert. Arrangements by Kirby & Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit www.kirbyandfamily.com.
–––––❖––––– GOSHEN — Dale “Sting” Stingley, age 83, of Goshen passed away Wednesday October 10, 2018. He was born March 5, 1935 in Boswell, Oklahoma, the son of Leon Alfred and Josephine Barker Stingley.
Major Stingley was a retired officer and pilot of the United States Air Force. He was a Vietnam veteran with multiple tours of duty, awarded many decorations including the Distinguished Flying Cross. Following his retirement from the Air Force, he earned an MBA from the University of Arkansas. He subsequently began work at the U of A Computing Services Department, eventually becoming the Director of Production.
Among his many volunteer endeavors, Dale initiated the creation of the Goshen Volunteer Fire Department, and coached youth baseball.
He is survived by his wife Nancy, sons Richard and Byron, and granddaughter, Kyla.
Visitation will be held 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday October 15, 2018 with Funeral Service starting at 10 a.m. at Moore’s Chapel. Burial will follow at the Fayetteville National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Cancer Research Institute, www. cancerresearch.org or
Lung Cancer Research Foundation, www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org. To sign the online guest book visit: www. mooresfuneralchapel.com.
–––––❖––––– HICKORY RIDGE — Wilson Fred Patrick “Pat” Russell, 86, of Hickory Ridge, died Thursday, October 11, 2018, in Wynne. Funeral services are 2 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the funeral home. Interment in Lewis Cemetery.
–––––❖––––– LAVACA — Mr. John Edmond Woods Jr., age 43 of Lavaca, Arkansas formerly of Prescott passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Mr. Woods was born in Hope, Arkansas on July 11, 1975, to John Edmond Woods Sr. and Vickey Woods.
His most recent assignment was Professor of Military Science of the ROTC program at the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith. He was a military veteran with over 26 years of service, including a tour to Iraq of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was a Major in the U.S. Army, and in his years of service acquired many medals and badges. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Assault Badge, Sniper Qualification, Airborne Badge, Governors Twenty Badge, and multiple other service and achievement awards. He was a graduate of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia with a BSE. He also attended the Church of Christ.
He is preceded in death by his father, John Edmond Woods Sr. Survivors include his loving wife of 23 years, Rhonda Simmons Woods of Lavaca, Ark.; mother Vickey Woods of Prescott, Ark.; three sons: Alexander Woods, Nicholas Woods, and John Edmond Woods III all of Lavaca, Ark., daughter, Haley Woods of Lavaca, Ark.; two sisters, Sharlene Jones of Albuquerque, N.M, Victoria Woods from Magnolia, Ark.; in-laws, Johnny Ray and Kathy Simmons of Dierks, Ark., brother-in-law Danny Ray Simmons of Dierks; two nieces, two nephews, and many friends and loved ones.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2018, at Brazzel/Cornish Funeral Home 1196 Hwy. 371 West Prescott, Ark. Funeral service with full military honors will be 2 pm, Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Church of Christ in Prescott with Mr. John Ratliff officiating. Burial to follow at Liberty Cemetery in Prescott, Ark. Arrangements are with Brazzel/Cornish The Funeral Home of Prescott, Eddie Brazzel, Director. Online Registry: www. brazzelfuneralhomes.com.
–––––❖––––– MARKED TREE — Ms. Wanda Lee (Smith) Crutchfield, 81, of Marked Tree, died Thursday in Harrisburg. Graveside services are 2 p.m., Monday, October 15, 2018, in Tyronza Cemetery under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Wynne Funeral Home.
–––––❖––––– MAYFLOWER — Donald Lambert, 72, Mayflower, Arkansas, passed away October 9, 2018. He is survived by daughter, Susan Kamper; four brothers, David, Larry, Dale, and Thomas Lambert; and three sisters, Bobbie, Brenda, and Karen. Services have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. Memorial service to be held at a later date. Online guest book available to sign at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com.
–––––❖––––– MOUNTAIN HOME — Memorial Services for Marvin Leon Shaffer, 81, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, was October 6, at Kirby Funeral Home. Marvin died October 4, 2018. A Navy Vet survived by wife, Donna; two sons, Scott and Kirby Shaffer and daughter, Tammie Belcher. Arrangements by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. www.kirbyandfamily.com.
–––––❖––––– MOUNTAIN HOME — Memorial Services for Verne McKean Shissler, 83, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, was October 5, at Kirby Funeral Home Chapel. Verne died October 2, 2018. Survived by wife, Helen; son, Michael Shissler; three daughters, Robin Killian, T.J. Perrigo and Camille McKee. Arrangements by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services www.kirbyandfamily.com.
–––––❖––––– PERRYVILLE — It is with a deep and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Glen Wilkins of Perryville, Arkansas, who passed away at the age of 74, on October 11, 2018. Glen was born in Little Rock on August 30, 1944, and spent the last 25 years making his home in Perry County. He was a skilled sheet metal craftsman, whose reputation as “Mr. Fix-It” was overshadowed only by his servant’s heart. Glen was a devoted follower of Christ, and a member of Temple Missionary Baptist Church. A perfect day for Glen included steaks on the grill, the Razorbacks on TV, and the wild laughter of his six beloved grandchildren.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his bride of 37 years, Gina (McDonald) Wilkins; his sons, Alan Wilkins and Brian Henley; his daughters, Alison (Wilkins) Knight and Marie (Henley) Shapley; his sons-in-law, Dillon Knight and Jeremy Shapley; his grandchildren, Rocky, Lou, Sam, Ezra, Lane and Ollie; and his siblings, Faydene Gray, Mike Wilkins, and Garry Wilkins.
The visitation for family and friends will be held at Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Perryville, Arkansas, with Bro. Gordon Morgan officiating on Monday, October 15, 2018, at 11 a.m., with the funeral service at 12 p.m. Burial will follow at Smyer’s Cemetery. Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Online Guestbook: www. harrisfuneralhomes.net.
–––––❖––––– PRESCOTT — Graveside service for Mrs. Heather Jean Phillips, age 40, 10 a.m., Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Liberty Cemetery in Prescott, Ark., with Bro. Perry Johnson officiating. Burial will follow. No family visitation is planned. Arrangements are with Brazzel/Cornish The Funeral Home of Prescott, Eddie Brazzel, Director. Online Registry: www. brazzelfuneralhomes.com.
–––––❖––––– ROSSTON — Jeannette Blakely Fort, 58, Rosston, passed October 5, 2018. Survivors: husband, Rev. John Fort; children: Superintendent Recarto (Cheri) King; Whitney Fort; siblings, Terry (Debbie) Blakely, Jenny (Frederick) Henry, three grandchildren. Services: Saturday, (today), 11 a.m., Haynes Chapel Baptist Church, Hope, by Williams Funeral Home-Arkadelphia. Sign guestbook at www.funeralsatwilliams.com.
–––––❖––––– STRONG — William Moraell “Joe” Norris, 85, of Strong, met the Lord in heaven October 11, 2018. Visitation will be today at 1 p.m. at Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Strong followed by a memorial service at
2 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Burial will follow at the Norris Cemetery. www.youngsfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– WARREN — James Harold Bryant, 84, of Warren, went home to be with the Lord October, 12, 2018, in Hot Springs, Ark. He was born July 2, 1934, in Parnell Springs, Arkansas, to the late James Edgar Bryant and Orrie Clide Warren Bryant. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Billy Gene Bryant.
Harold was a retired Construction Coordinator for Georgia Pacific. He loved to work, fish and spend time with his great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Men’s Sunday School Class at Immanuel Baptist Church of Warren.
He is survived by his wife, Dean Hoyle Bryant of 63 years, daughter, Glenda White (Ron) of Hot Springs, son, Wade Bryant (Jacqueline) of Sheridan, grandchildren, James White (Victoria) of Hot Springs, Josh Bryant (Katy) of Warren and Brittany Hackett (Crockett) of Greenbrier, Ark., and six great-grandchildren.
Active Pallbearers are James White, Josh Bryant, Crockett Hackett, Mark Gery, Roger McClellan and Monty Balentine. Honorary Pallbearers are John Parrott, Bud Frey, Roger George, Jeff Vickers and the Men’s Sunday School Class at Immanuel Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, at Frazers Chapel in Warren with Rev. Matt Overall and Rev. Jim Bales officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until service time Wednesday, October 17, at Frazers. Burial will be in Moseley Cemetery. Online guest register www.frazerfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– WATSON — Harold Don “H.D.” Spainhouer, 76, of Watson, Ark., passed away October 10, 2018, in Hot Springs, Ark. H.D. was born on April 29, 1942, in Watson to the late Robert Sylvester and Lina Mae Rana Spainhouer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dumas and a local farmer and retired after 51 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Steven Spainhouer, three brothers, Bobby, Jim Bill and Jap and three sisters, Opal, Millie and Mary Jane. Survivors are his loving wife of 55 years Carolyn Rupe Spainhouer, one son, Shawn Spainhouer, two grandchildren, Alex and Zack Spainhouer, and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends.
Visitation will be Friday, October 12, 2018, at Griffin Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. and Service, Saturday, October 13, 2018, First Baptist Church in Dumas at 11 a.m. with burial in Watson Cemetery. Rev. Dubs Byers and Rev. Billy Blackmon will be officiating. Memorials may be made in memory of H.D. to Arkansas Alzheimer’s Association, 201 Markham Center Dr., Little Rock, Ark. 72205. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, Ark. Please sign online guestbook www.griffinfh.com.
–––––❖––––– WEST FORK — Gary Dean Fulton, 65, of West Fork, went home to be with Jesus on October 11th in Fayetteville. He was born October 22, 1952 in Memphis, Tenn., to Lyle and Edith Fulton.
Gary and his family moved back from the mission field in 1999. He spent his adult life serving the Lord, loving people, and pointing them to Christ. For the past three years, Gary and Susan have been running Love Beyond Borders, a ministry based non-profit that sends church groups to Central America.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two infant brothers. Survivors include: his wife Susan of 45 years; six children: Stephen Fulton (Robin), Elizabeth Cunningham (Jeff), Andrew Fulton (Alyse), Caleb Fulton (Mishael), Abigail Vargas (Cito), and Gabriela Dixon (Mike); 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; three siblings: Ronnie Fulton (Loretta), Jackie Fulton (Toni), and Tammy Horne (Steve); one sister-in-law, Janet Woods (Richard); eight nieces and nephews; and two great-nephews.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, October 14th at Farmington First Baptist and the Funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, October 15th at Farmington First Baptist. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Love Beyond Borders Ark. https:// facebook.com/lovebeyondbordersar/. Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home Fayetteville. Condolences: www.eptingfuneralhome.webs.com