ANTIOCH — James Kenneth Collie, 87, of Antioch Community passed Sunday, February 17, 2019. Visitation Wednesday, February 20, 1-2 p.m. at Antioch Assembly of God Church, services at 2 p.m. with Bro. Gerald Williams officiating. Burial at Upper Antioch Cemetery. Arrangements by Regency Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at regencyfuneralhome.com.
ANTIOCH — Kenneth Dewayne Collie, 63, of the Antioch Community passed February 16, 2019. Visitation Wednesday, February 20, 1-2 p.m. at Antioch Assembly of God Church, services at 2 p.m. with Bro. Gerald Williams officiating. Burial at Upper Antioch Cemetery. Arrangements by Regency Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at regencyfuneralhome.com.
BRYANT — Irma Lee (Brewer) McCrotty, 82, of Bryant went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 17, 2019. She was born April 4, 1936, to the late Sidney and Brunie Mae (Lemons) Brewer. She was a member of Olive Hill Missionary Baptist Church for 60 years and retired after 25 years of service from the Pulaski County Special School District. She loved her family, to garden and sew, but was best known for her cooking and helping others.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Leonard Brewer and sisters Edith Mashburn, Elzie Mashburn, Leathia Mae Crutchfield and Lela Bell Benight.
She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Henry McCrotty; two sons, Rick (Cindy) McCrotty and Charles (Cathy) McCrotty, all of Bryant; grandchildren, Lesley (Shane) Smith of Jonesboro, Jessica (Josh) Vaughn of Benton, Zach (Casey) McCrotty and Chaz (Mechalle) McCrotty of North Little Rock; great-grandchildren, Seb, Gavin, Judson, Barrett and Merritt. Brother Harley Brewer, sisters, Barbara McCrotty, Joann Reynolds, Helen Weymouth, Mary Davis, Sidney Scoles, Carolyn Smith and Brenda Zelada, and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Mendy Barnes and the entire staff at Saline Memorial Hospice.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home Chapel, 6700 Alcoa Road, Benton, interment will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home (501) 315-0700. Sign online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.combryant
–––––❖––––– CAMDEN — Shirley Ann Hendrix Stone, age 74, of Camden passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019, in Camden, Ark. She was born June 4, 1944, in Lake Village, Ark., to the late Baxter and Mattie Hendrix. She was retired from Kohler. Shirley loved spending time with her family, spending time fishing and rocking in her rocking chair. She loved caring for all her pets.
She is survived by her daughter Belinda Hendrix of Camden; her sons James, Gene and George McCool; her sister Betty Dial Wright and Bobby Joe Hendrix; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one (soon to be here) great-greatgrandchild.
Visitation will be Friday, February 22, 2019, from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at Buie Funeral Home in Sheridan. Arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Sheridan (870) 942-3231. Please sign online guestbook www.buiefuneralhome.com
CLARENDON — Patricia Ann Fox, 74, of Clarendon died Friday, February 15, 2019. Born March 1, 1944, in Clarendon, Arkansas. Survivors: Sisters: Mildred Sebring, Hot Springs, and Cathy (Allen) Best, Clarendon, Ark. Visitation:
6-8 p.m. Feburary 19, Bob Neal & Sons, Clarendon. Funeral: 10 a.m. February 20, Bob Neal & Sons, Clarendon. Interment: Shady Grove, Clarendon. Guestbook/obit/www.bobnealandsons.com
CONWAY — Charles Thelbert Pinkett, 81, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019, in Mayflower, Ark. He was born August 1, 1937, in Bald Knob, Ark., to William Oscar and Clara Evans Pinkett. After graduating from Bald Knob High School, Charles served in the Army National Guard. He then enjoyed distinguished careers at both Graco Incorporated and Nick’s Equipment Company.
Charles loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He enjoyed working in his yard and was an avid sportsman. Charles also loved attending sporting events and was a loyal supporter of the Mayflower Eagles. Charles was actively involved in the community. He could be found every Saturday morning with his “breakfast club” and every Thursday evening at Dondie’s restaurant. Charles was a member of Mayflower First Baptist Church.
Charles is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marcella. He is also survived by two devoted children: Mike Pinkett (Rhonda), and Julie Mabry (Bobby); four grandchildren, Kate Jones (Dustin), Ragan Mabry, Stacy Lemieux (Brent), and Lane Mabry (Abby); four great-grandchildren, Reece, Haylea, Bennett, and Lanie. Charles was preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mayflower First Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 5 - 7 pm at Mayflower First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Mayflower First Baptist Church with Brother Ed Hinkson officiating. Burial will be at Shady Grove Cemetery in Bald Knob, Arkansas at 3 p.m.
CONWAY — Marilyn Jeanette (Jan) South Strange of Conway, Arkansas, passed away on February 16, 2019. Jan was born on January 14, 1941, in Wynne, Arkansas, to Minnie Louise Melton South and Ezra Lee South. She was preceded in death by her parents. Jan will be remembered for her kindness and giving spirit, and her unwavering love for her family.
She was active in her community as a member of the Conway Junior Auxiliary and the Hendrix Dames.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 58 years, Vance Medlock Strange, Jr., two daughters Monda Strange Fason of Conway and Jennifer Strange Gilliland and husband Jeff Gilliland of Birmingham, Alabama. She will be missed by her grandchildren Emily Fason, Anna Gilliland, Adam Gilliland, and great-grandson Levi Fason.
She also survived by three brothers, a sister, and their spouses: Rose Marie South Hanks and husband Edward Hanks of Fairbanks, Alaska; Jesse Lee South and wife Sydney Simpson South of Austin, Texas; Larry Eugene South and wife Jeanne Shawhan South of Annapolis, Maryland; Ronnie Lee South and Lynndy Luker South of Chesterfield, Virginia.
A memorial service service will be held in Conway on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 3 p.m. at Greene Chapel at Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway, followed by interment at Lakeside Cemetery in Stamps, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas, or Wounded Warriors Project.
CRAWFORDSVILLE — June Robinson Sumner Glenn, of Crawfordsville, Arkansas, passed away peacefully at the age of 92, on February 5, 2019, at Pleasant Valley Living Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.
June was born on June 24, 1926, in Memphis, Tenn., to Paul Creekmore Sumner and Louise Robinson, both from Sumner, Miss. Joseph Burton Sumner, June’s great-grandfather, was the founder of Sumner, Mississippi and was also the first mayor of Sumner.
June was preceded in death by her husband, William (Billy) Morris Glenn, whom she married December 1, 1946, in Sumner, Miss. Billy was born on April 6, 1926 in Memphis, Tenn., the son of Grover Cleveland Glenn and Annie Morris, both from Crawfordsville, Ark. June and Billy honeymooned at The Peabody in Memphis, Tenn.
In the fall of 1945, June received her pilot’s license in a J3 Piper Cub at Memphis Flying Service and had a varied and exciting career as executive secretary for the president of Delta Refinery and J.C. Rainer Enterprises, both in Memphis, Tenn.
She also worked as a bookkeeper for Twist Farms in Twist, Ark., handling tedious numeric accounts for thousands of acres of farmland in two states. June was a member of the Third Church of Christian Scientists in Memphis, Tenn.
June’s artistic soul was expressed through her stained glass creations, woven baskets, oil paintings and hand sewn clothing. June also enjoyed creating small bronzes and working in her beautiful, landscaped yard. While on vacation in 1976, Billy and June floated the Colorado River and ventured on to the Bay Area near San Francisco where they danced together in the Oak Room in Oakland. Many other dancers left the floor to admire their smooth footwork and obvious love of dance.
June was preceded in death by a son, William Morris Glenn Jr., born December 3, 1948 and passed away February 18, 2018. She is survived by a daughter, Luann Glenn, born February 16, 1955 of Little Rock, Ark. June, the oldest of three siblings, is preceded in death by her sisters, Taylor Simpson Sumner (Spradling), Eleanor Joy Sumner (Meyer) and a brother Paul Creekmore Sumner Jr.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Crittenden Memorial Park in West Memphis, Ark. Arrangements are by Roller Chenal Funeral Home. To sign the online guest book, please visit www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.
CROSSETT — Wallace Edward Beck, 82, of Crossett, died February 16. Celebration of Life Service 2 p.m., February 19, Second Baptist Church Crossett. Visitation 6-8 p.m., February 18 at the church. For full obituary go to meddersfuneralhome.com or call (870) 364-6171 “Celebrating Life”.
CROSSETT — Laken Brooke Jenkins, 26, of Crossett, Ark., formerly of El Dorado passed away February 15, 2019. Visitation will be 12-2 p.m., today, February 19, at Young’s. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Young’s Chapel. Burial will follow at Marysville Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. www.youngsfuneralhome.com
DEWITT — Bobbye Ellen Edmondson Relyea, 62, of DeWitt passed away February 18. She was born June 17, 1956, in DeWitt to Robert “Bob” Edmondson and Rose Ellen Coit Ford.
She was preceded in death by her father Bob Edmondson, mother and step father Rose Ellen and Charles Ford, and son Jarod Relyea.
Bobbye is survived by her husband Randy Relyea; daughter and son-inlaw Ashley and Ronnie Fisher; three grandchildren Noah, Addie, and Jaci Fisher; two sisters; one stepsister; and a host of family and friends.
Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. February 20 at the McAdams Road Church. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. with burial following in Almyra Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home. www.essexfunealhome.com
DUMAS — James Wallace, 74, of Dumas, died February 17, 2019. Visitation held one hour prior to service Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation 1 p.m. and services at 2 p.m., burial in Walnut Lake Cemetery. Memorials: Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 113 North John Street, Dumas, Arkansas 71635. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home, online www.griffinfh.com.
ENGLAND — Mrs. Floyd “Sissie” Turner, 83, passed away February 17, 2019, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, AR after a long battle with cancer. She has always been known as “Sissie”, a name her eldest brother gave her when he initially saw her after her birth.
Sissie Bradshaw Turner was born on June 11, 1935, in Star City, Ark. She grew up in Wright, Ark., and attended Plum Bayou School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of England, Ark.
Sissie and Floyd were married 62 years when he passed away on December 11, 2015. Sissie loved her children and grandchildren first and foremost. Secondly, she loved to travel with her husband. They toured many countries and almost every state. She and her closest friends, Mary Jane Rollins, Bobbie Lynn Henderson and Karen Whitehead went on numerous trips and she loved every minute.
Nothing could ever take place, until her hair was done by her hair dresser, Delbert Minton. She always said he and his wife were the best of friends. Sissie was a wonderful cook and known for her pies!
Sissie was predeceased in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Jefferson Bradshaw. Her husband, Floyd; son, Timothy; daughter, Kimberly Diane; her brothers, Harold and Kenneth Bradshaw; and her sister Bobbie Oliger.
She is survived by her daughter Sheree Hillis (Greg); daughter-in-law, Mala Turner; two granddaughters: Rachel Jackson (Barry) and Hanah Henderson; two grandsons: Ryan Henderson and Jackson Turner; great-grandchildren: Greer and Connor Jackson and Turner Henderson; her sister: Bettie Phillips; brother John Bradshaw; her sister-in-law, Patsy Wallace as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Linda Hampton for her years of devotion and service.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at Roller England Funeral Home Funeral. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Mulberry Cemetery in England, Ark. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/england
EVENING SHADE — Earl C. Haley, 93, of Evening Shade died Sunday, February 17, 2019. Funeral services, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Bear Creek Methodist Church at Evening Shade. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City. Visitation, Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
FORDYCE — Roy Wesley Sessions, 95, of Fordyce died Sunday. Visitation will be Wednesday 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services are 2 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home. Burial at Chambersville Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.
HEBER SPRINGS — Lawrence Finley Littlejohn, age 83, passed away February 8, 2019, in Little Rock, Ark. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, February 23, at West Side First Baptist Church in Greers Ferry, Ark. Online Obituary: www.heberspringsfuneralhome.com
MAGNOLIA — Lance Primm, 47, of Magnolia died Sunday at the Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Magnolia. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia with burial following at
Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
MALVERN — Ronald Larry “Ronnie” Lumsden of Malvern, Arkansas, formerly of Sheridan, died Friday, at his home, at the age of 71, after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral: 10 a.m., Wednesday, Chapel. Burial: Rhodes Cemetery. Visitation: Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan, (870) 942-1306. www.memorialgardenssheridan.com.
MALVERN — Lois Vasseau, Odom, 70, died on February 17, 2019. She was born on December 4, 1948. Survived by one son Brad Willfong, four daughters Tammy York, Sandra Williams, Cindy Cole and Danielle Willfong, 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Cremations entrusted to Wilson Robison Funeral Home of England, Arkansas.
MARSHALL — Tim Small, age 53, of Marshall, died Friday. The memorial service will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Caglesville Community Church and under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Burial will be private. Visitation to follow at the church. Online obituary/guestbook available at www.shinnfuneral.com.
–––––❖––––– MAYFLOWER — Allan Dean Clary, 55, of Mayflower, Ark., passed away February 15, 2019. He was born July 27, 1963, in Omaha, Neb., to Donald and Margaret Clary. Visitation with family will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Rosewood Cremation and Funeral in Conway, Ark.
MENA — Mrs. Dorothy Jean Toon, 80, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, February 15, 2019 at Mena Regional Health System. Mrs. Toon was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. A service will be held and announced at a later date. Online obituary available at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com
MORRILTON — Georgie Ruth Elam Kissire, age 81, of Morrilton, died Saturday, February 16, 2019. Funeral services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, at Harris Chapel. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Online guestbook: www.harrisfuneralhomes.net.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Henry Thurl Craig died February 17, 2019. Survived by children, Mary and Larry; and siblings, Kenneth and Geraldine. Visitation is Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 10 - 11 a.m. at Roller Coffman Chapel in Mountain View, Arkansas. Funeral services follow the visitation beginning at 11 a.m. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/mtview1.
NEW EDINBURG — Joyce Verleen Noble, 79, of New Edinburg died Sunday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at McCoy Cemetery near New Edinburg. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.
NEWPORT — Ruth Ann Clayton, 71, of Newport departed this life Sunday, February 17, 2019. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dillinger Funeral Home with burial in Arnold Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. Donations can be made to Arkansas Center for Independence in memory of Ruth Ann. www.dillingerfuneralhome.com.
PERRYVILLE — Claudia Jean Donham, age 66, of Perryville, passed away February 16, 2019, at her home. She was born September 24, 1952, in Moonlake, Mississippi, to Claude and Annie Pugh. She was preceded in death her parents, her husband, Robert
Richey Donham, and three siblings, John Pugh, Bobby Pugh and Louise Vaught.
She is survived by her daughter, Ricki Corder (Robert, Jr.); five grandchildren, Courtney West (Justin), Jorja Scotton, Paige Corder, Hunter Corder, and Robert Scotton; four great-grandchildren, Zadie, Cooper, Allison and Elijah; and by seven siblings, Tommy Pugh (Cindy), Sarah Pugh, Charlotte Chumley, Carolyn Peterson (Larry), Linda Gaines (John), Lavelle Talkington and Nellie Henley.
Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, February 21, at 12 noon at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills, 7724 Landers Road, North Little Rock. Rev. Gary Hammer will be officiating. To offer condolences and share a memory with Claudia’s family visit www.griffinleggettresthills.com.
PRESCOTT — Sherry Darlene Young, 67, passed away February 18, 2019, at her home in Prescott; she was born August 4, 1951. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Antoine Cemetery under direction of Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home-Prescott.
RUSSELL — O’Neal Ramey, 75, died Sunday. Survivors: Wife, Clara Ramey; son, Fred Ramey (Gina); daughter, Becky Ramey; 4 granddaughters; a brother. Visitation: Tuesday, 6 – 8 p.m. Services: Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 10 a.m., Powell Funeral Chapel. Interment: Carter Cemetery by Powell Funeral Home, Bald Knob – Judsonia. www.powellfuneralhome.net.
TEXARKANA — Memorial service for Mr. Earl H. Dudley, 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Brazzel/ Oakcrest with Bro. Neil Ridling officiating. Private family burial to be held. Family visitation one hour prior to service. Funeral arrangements Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, Director. Online register: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com
WHITE HALL — Charles “Chuck” Hurt, 76 of White Hall died Sunday, February 17th, 2019. Services will be Thursday, February 21st, 10 a.m. at Robinson & Fuller White Hall Chapel. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: Wednesday evening from 4-6 at the funeral home. For full obituary and online condolences: RFWhiteHall.com