CHARLES D. CAMERON
Charles Derwood Cameron of El Dorado, Arkansas passed away at the age of
93 at Shreveport, Louisiana on January 7, 2019. He was born September 5, 1925 in
Union County, near Wesson,
Arkansas. Charles was the son of the late Charles
Eugene and Cornelia “Pat”
McKinnon Cameron, both members of Pioneer Families of Union County.
Charles attended school at the nearby Wesson School and was drafted into the
United States Army while a high school senior in 1943. After Charles finished basic training at Bend, Oregon, he was assigned to the Tenth Armored Division of the Third Army under General George Patton. His unit was soon sent to the European Theater where he served in a number of battles in Europe including the Battle of the Bulge. Charles was honorably discharged with a rank of Sergeant in 1946. He was awarded the uropean–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and 3 Overseas Bars.
Charles was a 1948 graduate of Magnolia A & M College earning an Associate Degree in Arts and furthered his education at The National Trade School at Kansas City, Missouri where he received his degree in Architectural Drafting in 1948 and in Architectural Engineering Drafting in 1949. Later in 1949, Charles returned to El Dorado where he joined the firm of John B Abbott Architecture and qualified to be an Associate, American Institute of Architects. Charles continued with the firm until retirement in 2009.
Charles was a member of the First United Methodist Church in El Dorado. He was kindness personified, a devoted husband, loved big band music, fly fishing, good south Arkansas cooking, the Razorbacks, morning coffee with friends, storytelling, road trips to the Gulf Coast, Jeopardy and morning drives to the country where he grew up. He was a member of the historical society, The Sons of the American Revolution.
Charles was preceded in death by his brother, James
“Gus” Graydon Cameron.
Charles is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Billie Raphiel Cameron of El Dorado, Arkansas; nephew, Ken Cameron and wife Julie, their children, Jennifer, Christopher, Lisa, and David; nephew, Charles Cameron and wife Carol and their children James and Laurel; niece, Cindy Cameron Wadsworth and husband Richard and their children, Cameron and Carson June; sister-in-laws, Martha Sue Raphiel and Earline Sturdivant Cameron; cousins, Ron Ponder and wife Carol and their sons, Scott and Jeff, and Paula Raines and husband Ed and their daughter, Morgan, and John Fullenwider.
Charles’ family would like to offer a special thank you to the Willis-Knighton Pierremont ICU staff and caregivers in Shreveport, Louisiana and to the emergency room staff at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. Also, a special thank you to the Fire Station 3 personnel in El Dorado, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be made to The Pleasant Hill Cemetery Fund at Regions Bank, El Dorado Main, 100 East Peach Street, El Dorado, AR 71730.
At the request of the deceased, there will not be a funeral or memorial service. At a later date, Mr. Cameron’s remains will be buried in the family plot at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Wesson, Arkansas.
JAMES D. “DON” CAMPBELL
James Donald “Don” Campbell was born June 1, 1925 in Mountain View, Arkansas to James Thurman and May Lackey Campbell. Having a servant spirit, he began his adult life by serving his country and finished by serving his Lord and ministering to those around him.
In May 1943, he left Mountain View to join the Army Air Corps and by the end of WWII he was a rated B-25 pilot and had been selected to become a P-38 fighter pilot. Following the war, he attended Hendrix College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He married Margaret Ane Cain in 1954 in Little Rock and they had four children, Cathy, Carol, Jim, and Martha. In addition to Little Rock, they lived for a time in El Dorado and Pine Bluff, as well as Yazoo City, Mississippi, and Amite, Louisiana. They returned to Little Rock in 2010 where Margaret Ane predeceased him after over 56 years of marriage.
In his professional career he worked for various companies as an accountant, auditor, and comptroller.
Following his retirement from professional life, he was ordained and served as priest of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Amite,
Louisiana. By studying directly under the instruction of the Bishop, he was the first priest in the Diocese of Louisiana ever to be ordained by studying outside a seminary. In addition to his church duties, he also served as both a prison and a hospice chaplain, until his declining health resulted in his final retirement at the age of 85.
He departed to his heavenly home on December 20, 2018; he died peacefully in his sleep. He is survived by his four children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be Friday, January 18; 11:00 at the Arkansas Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000 Boone NC 28607, or, The Mighty Oaks Foundation, 27919 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 203, Temecula, CA 92590 are appreciated.
ROXIE M. ROBERTSON
Roxie Maxine Robertson, 100, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on
January 8, 2019. She was born September 17, 1918, in Success, AR to Dr. and
Mrs. Ira (Vesta) Fowler. Roxie was a member of Crossgate
Baptist Church, a Wagon
Master of Hot Water Good
Sams, past President of VFW
Ladies Auxiliary Post # 4546 and a member of Hot Springs
Singles. She is predeceased by her parents, daughter,
Judy Dunn, husbands, D.C.
Wilson and Raymond Robertson, 2 brothers, 3 sisters and her soulmate, Norman Clifton. Loving survivors include son, Edwin (Janice) Scoggins, of Norphlet; son, Charles (Marilyn) Scoggins, of Smackover; son, Lester Scoggins, of Little Rock; daughter, Susan (Ronnie Ace) Sears, of Mtn. Pine; daughter Nancy Lasiter, of Elton, Kentucky; daughter, Mary Ward, of Norphlet; 19 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 21 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. Monday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home with funeral services following at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Flynn Kattell officiating. Burial is at Crestview Cemetery. Guests may register at www.caruth-hale.com.
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