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 E. CANADY
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.youngsfuneralhome.com.
MARY F.T. MORGAN
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 A. RICHARDSON
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.baileyfuneralhome.net.
JOHN D. ROGERS
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 www.caruth-hale.com.
FRANK V. SERIO
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. kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com
Services under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.
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