El Dorado News-Times - - Obituaries -

No­tice of Pass­ing


Vi­vian Jones 92, of Lapile, Arkansas passed away on De­cem­ber 1, 2018 in Oak­land, Cal­i­for­nia. Ar­range­ments for fu­neral ser­vice will be an­nounced by Sims Mor­tu­ary, Inc., of El Do­rado, Arkansas.



Don­ald Emon Canady, 92, left this earth to claim his eter­nal re­ward on De­cem­ber 4, 2018. He was born on Septem­ber 30, 1926 to Fran­cis Emon and Ruth Ta­tum Canady. A child of the Great De­pres­sion and two school teach­ers, he of­ten told sto­ries about hav­ing lit­tle, but learn­ing to be thank­ful for what he did have. Don­ald grad­u­ated from Mount Holly High School and went to work in the mail­room at First Na­tional Bank of El Do­rado in 1944. He took great pride in help­ing thou­sands of cus­tomers, many of whom he con­sid­ered to be his friends. In his al­most 48 years of ser­vice, he held numer­ous po­si­tions which ul­ti­mately ended with him earn­ing the ti­tle of Vice Pres­i­dent. Don­ald and his wife, Jewel, were mem­bers of Block and Hardy Church of Christ be­fore join­ing with sev­eral other cou­ples to form Col­lege Av­enue Church of Christ. This was his church home for the rest of his life. Don­ald loved his church fam­ily and took the Great Com­mis­sion se­ri­ously. While he never went on a mis­sion trip him­self, he sup­ported count­less mis­sion ef­forts, both fi­nan­cially and in prayer. Don­ald was a great sup­porter of chil­dren both as a Math and Read­ing Tu­tor at Yocum Ele­men­tary and through his con­tri­bu­tions to the Paragould Chil­dren’s Home and South­ern Chris­tian Home in Mor­ril­ton. Don­ald and Jewel never had any bi­o­log­i­cal chil­dren, but if you knew them well, you were sure to have heard sto­ries about their grands and great grands. Don­ald was known for say­ing “It sure is hard to have grand­kids when you never had kids, but I couldn’t love them any more.” Don­ald was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and his younger brother, Terry. He is sur­vived by his wife of 72 years, Jewel Good­son Canady; sis­ter in law, Ne­dra Wil­liams (Si); sis­ter in law, Sue McKin­non (Jerry); sis­ter in law, Sadie Tem­ple­ton; grand­daugh­ter, Lau­rel Barnes (Jeremy); grand­son, Drew McKin­non (Melissa); great grand­chil­dren Jef­fery Philip (JP), Canady Elaine (Lainey), Leah Grace, Grant Ma­son, and Kate El­iz­a­beth; nephew, Joe Canady (Belinda); niece, Con­nie Testa (Tony); nephew Jeff McKin­non (Tammi); niece Myra Arnold (Mike); niece Bob­bi­lene Mauney; niece San­dra Draper; nephew Larry Rocket (Janie); nephew Greg En­del (Deb­bie), niece Sonya Gates (Hal), niece Tanya Wells (Tim); niece Mar­tia Nor­rell (Tom); nephew Keith McKin­non (Brenda); and numer­ous great nieces and neph­ews, as well as Deb­bie Smith, a spe­cial “daugh­ter.”

Spe­cial thanks to Dar­lene Green, Stephanie Hall, Cassie Wat­son, Her­man Hill, and Leroy Shel­ton, each of whom did numer­ous things to help take care of “Pop” in his later years.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be at 10AM with ser­vice to fol­low at 11AM Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8, at Col­lege Av­enue Church of Christ with Kent Jobe of­fi­ci­at­ing. Grave­side ser­vice will im­me­di­ately fol­low at Ar­ling­ton Ceme­tery. Me­mo­ri­als may be made to Chil­dren’s Homes Inc., 5515 Wal­cott Rd., Paragould, AR 72450, or to South­ern Chris­tian Home, Box 649, Mor­ril­ton, AR 72110.

An on­line registry will be avail­able at www.youngs­fu­ner­al­


Mary Fran­cis Turner Mor­gan, 90, of El Do­rado, passed away, Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5, 2018, at Hud­son Me­mo­rial Nurs­ing Home. She was born July 12, 1928, to Wil­liam Jepp and Versa Mae Fur­gu­son Turner in Banks, AR. She was a homemaker and was of the Bap­tist faith. Pre­ced­ing her in death are her par­ents; hus­band, Ar­lon Paul Mor­gan; son Jef­frey Scott Mor­gan; and sib­lings, Ruth Ernest, Hazel Wil­liams, Gla­dys Bus­bee, Lois Strange, Jessie Ernest, and Ce­cil Turner.

Sur­vivors in­clude her sons, Paul Phillip Mor­gan (Mar­sha), Joel Dwain Mor­gan (Sharon), Ron­ald Terry Mor­gan (Joyce) and a daugh­ter-in-law, Nancy Mor­gan all of El Do­rado; six grand­chil­dren; eight great grand­chil­dren; and two great, great grand­chil­dren.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7, 2018, at Young’s.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held at 1:00 p.m. Satur­day, at Young’s Chapel with Rev. Benny Ward and Rev. Steve Pelz of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will fol­low at McFar­land Ceme­tery in Banks, AR un­der the di­rec­tion of Young’s Fu­neral Di­rec­tors.


Tony An­drew Richard­son age 69 of Smack­over, passed away Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5, 2108 at Gra­ce­point Nurs­ing and Re­hab Cen­ter in El Do­rado. Tony was born Fe­bru­ary 6, 1949 in El Do­rado to the late Sarah Hat­tie Burns Richard­son and Jesse Au­gus­tus Richard­son. Tony was a re­tired diesel me­chanic hav­ing served 20 plus years with Miller Trans­port be­fore his re­tire­ment. He formerly en­joyed hunt­ing and fish­ing and es­pe­cially loved deer hunt­ing. He most re­cently en­joyed tin­ker­ing around with his old cars and en­joyed grilling out­doors. Tony also thor­oughly en­joyed his weekly Bible study groups, which he at­tended for many years.

Tony was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and by two nieces, Amanda Tread­well and Melanie But­ler.

Sur­vivors in­clude; his wife of 46 years, San­dra Richard­son; one son, Joseph Richard­son both of Smack­over; three sis­ters, Emma Perkins and hus­band Jerry of Hot Springs, Ila Scifres and hus­band Dar­ryl of Louann, and Fonda May of Cam­den; two broth­ers, Gary Richard­son and wife Lynda of El Do­rado, and Larry Richard­son of North Lit­tle Rock; one niece, Jen­nifer Fife and three neph­ews, Greg Perkins, Sean John­son and Jon Bryan Richard­son.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be from 5:00 pm un­til 7:00 pm on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8, 2018 at Bai­ley Fu­neral Home. A pri­vate burial will take place at Holly Grove Ceme­tery near Three Creeks at a later time.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at a later date and will be an­nounced by Bai­ley Fu­neral Home.

Please sign our on­line guest­book at www.bai­ley­fu­ner­al­


John David Rogers, age 39 of Hot Springs Vil­lage, AR passed away on De­cem­ber 4, 2018. He was born on May 31, 1979 in EL Do­rado, AR to John Charles Rogers and Tinka Ann (Bell) Rogers.

He en­joyed par­tic­i­pat­ing in ath­let­ics, es­pe­cially work­ing out, and mu­sic. John’s fa­vorite place to visit was the Flor­ida coast where he loved soak­ing up the sun and the beach. He was pas­sion­ate about play­ing golf and loved spend­ing time with his fam­ily.

Lov­ing sur­vivors in­clude his par­ents, John and Tinka; daugh­ter, Carter; sis­ter, Chrisanna Robins (Wil­liam); aunts, Bon­nie Ha­gen (Ted) and Terry Ralston (Jim); an un­cle, Tom Bell; nephew, Jor­dan Robins; niece An­nalise Robins; cousins and many friends who will miss him.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be 1:00-2:00 pm, Sun­day at Caruth Vil­lage Fu­neral Home with Me­mo­rial ser­vice im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing at 2:00 pm. with Bro. Paul Kern of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial to fol­low at Cedar­vale ceme­tery in Hot Springs Vil­lage.

Pall­bear­ers are Don James, Will Robins, Tony Russo, Jim Ralston, Jor­dan Robins, and Stacy Misen­heimer.

Guests may reg­is­ter at


Frank Vin­cent Serio was born Novem­ber 21, 1949 to Doris Huffty Serio and J C Serio Eu­dora, Arkansas and passed De­cem­ber 5, 2018.

He is sur­vived by his sib­lings, Rose­mary Serio (Bryant, AR), Joe Serio (Becky) (Eu­dora, AR) and Lana Serio Harred (Bryant, AR); niece, Emma Marie Har­rod (Dal­las, TX); neph­ews; Adam Fuquay (son of Becky Serio) New Or­leans, LA, Bill Kee­ton (Lor­rie) (Or­lando, FL.) and many life­long friends and spe­cial friend, Peggy Parker Jen­nings, (Green­wood, MS).

Frank was a re­tired farmer, avid fish­er­man, hunter, and en­joyed go­ing to casino’s with friends. He grad­u­ated from Eu­dora High School in 1967 and grad­u­ated from Arkansas A&M at Mon­ti­cello, (Univer­sity of Arkansas @ Mon­ti­cello).

Frank’s wishes were to be cre­mated and then have a cel­e­bra­tion of life which will be an­nounced at a later date.

On­line con­do­lences may be sent to the fam­ily at www. kil­patrick­fu­ner­al­

Ser­vices un­der the di­rec­tion of Kil­patrick Fu­neral Home West Mon­roe.

(The dead­line for full obit­u­ar­ies for the next day’s news­pa­per is 3 p.m. The dead­line for death no­tices is 3 p.m. the day prior to pub­li­ca­tion. Obit­u­ar­ies sub­mit­ted after these dead­lines will not be pub­lished the next day, but will run in the fol­low­ing day’s news­pa­per. For more in­for­ma­tion about costs of obit­u­ar­ies and pho­tos, call 870862-6611).




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