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JAMES STRICKLAND, JR.

James Rogers Strickland, Jr, age 76, of Deville, LA, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Oak Haven Community Care in Centerpoint, LA. He was born October 22, 1941, in St. George, Bermuda a son of the late James Rogers Strickland, Sr, and Muriel Bennett Strickland. Also preceding him in death was a sister Sharon Dawson. James was a retired heavy equipment operator and member of Calvary Presbyterian Church. Survivors are his wife Linda Lu Mann Outlaw Strickland whom he married December 24, 1984. One son James Ray Strickland of Conroe, TX. Two step sons Keith Outlaw and Jerry Outlaw both of Sumpter, AR. Two step daughters Lisa Outlaw Lasyone of Deville, LA, and Lori Collier of Bossier City, LA. Two aunts Lois Saye of Baton Rouge, LA, and Vera Strickland of Nahunta, GA. Ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A host of nieces, nephews and cousins, including a special niece Kimberly McQuhae. A sister in law Maggie Daughenbaugh and spouse Al of Houston, TX. Funeral service is 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Johnsville, AR, by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Frazer’s.

 

BOBBY GENE DAVIS

Bobby Gene Davis, age 87, of Warren, AR, died Tuesday, April 10, at Timberlane Health and Rehab. in El Dorado, AR. He was born January 14, 1931, in Warren, AR, the son of the late Bernie Davis and Mary Etta Ferrand Davis. Bob was an Air Force veteran, the retired owner operator of Davis Wrecking Yard and a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church. Also preceding him in death was his wife of sixty-four years Gerda Trampel Davis who died March 15, 2018, an infant daughter Marie Catherine Davis and a son in law Richard Stringer. Survivors are two sons Mark Davis and spouse Rose of Pine Bluff, AR, Brad “B.J.” Davis and spouse Sharon of Warren, AR. Two daughters Lisa Stringer of Mandeville, LA, and Joni McGaha of El Dorado, AR. Six grandchildren Circe Bridges, Hannah McGaha, Jason Davis, Jared Davis, Roy Hamilton, and Jennifer Bradley. Nine great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 13, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial with flag presentation is in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred to Bradley County Veterans Museum, 210 North Main Street, Warren, AR, 71671.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theresa B. Morgan   THERESA B. MORGAN

Theresa B. Morgan, 92, of Camden, passed away on April 8, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Morgan was born September 17, 1925 in Pontotoc, Mississippi to William Cecil and Mary Virginia Lyon Beasley. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, 3 brother, a daughter Marguerite Morgan: two grandsons, Jeremy and Ben Wise, who died in service to our country, and a granddaughter Theresa Danielle Morgan.

Mrs. Morgan attended Mississippi State University for women in 1942 and graduated from Nursing School in Memphis in 1944. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from California Baptist University in 1973 in Riverside, California and graduated from UCLA as a Nurse Practitioner in 1975. Mrs. Morgan served as Director of Student Health Services at California Baptist, after obtaining her Nurse Practitioner License she operated a Sport Medical Clinic in Riverside, California. She served many medical facilities as a Nursing Director, along with serving in the Mission field in Brazil, Bosnia, and Russia. 

She is survived by four children, Sherrie Morgan Graham and husband, James of Camden, AR; Mary Morgan Wise of Magnolia, AR; John Morgan Jr. and wife, Regina of Bismarck, AR; and Barbara Morgan of Austin, TX. Also, 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren, along with many neices, nephews, and close friends.

A celebration of the life of Mrs. Morgan will be held Saturday April 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Cornerstone Church in Smackover, Arkansas.

 

 

BARBARA HARROD

Barbara Ann Harrod, age 83, of Lonoke, AR died Friday, April 6 at Lonoke Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born October 30, 1934 in Mellwood, AR a daughter of the late Eulis Eric Smith and Mattie Elizabeth Campbell Smith. Also, preceding her in death was her husband Fred Harrod, Sr. whom she married on February 21, 1953. One son Fred Harrod, Jr., two daughters Ramona Harrod and Cynthia Smith, two brothers Gordan Smith and Chuck Smith and two sisters Betty Lindsey and Shirley Springfield. She is survived by three grandchildren Amanda Lingo(Greg), of Lonoke, Andrea Kinchen of Little Rock and Trey Harrod (Nicole) of White Hall. One daughter-in-law Anita Harrod of Hampton, two sisters Jean Strode of Memphis and Charlotte Dodson of Searcy, five great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 10th at 2:00 p.m. at Frazer’s Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Ballard presiding. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Frazer’s Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Frazer’s Funeral Home.

 

WAYNE O'NEILL

Edward Wayne O’Neill age 79, of Warren, AR died Wednesday, April 4th, at St. Vincent’s Infirmary in Little Rock, AR. He was born September 1st, 1938 in Warren, AR a son of the late Morgan O’Neill, SR. and Grace Pennington O’Neill. He was a member of the Church Of Christ, a 1956 Warren High School graduate and a self-taught Artist growing up in the Warren Art Company and went on to start his own company named Pines Art & Sign Service. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Gary O’Neill and Morgan O’Neill, Jr. He is survived by a sister Joyce O’Neill, Warren, AR and a sister-n-law Regina O’Neill of Warren, AR. A nephew Rickey O’Neill and spouse Ann, Warren, AR and their children, Andrew, Thomas, Victoria and Richard O’Neill III. A niece Melissa Wilson and Jason, Sumpter, AR and their children Drake and Mallory. Two step-nephews Shane and Tracy Jackson. Funeral services 2:00PM Monday, April 9th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6:00PM till 8:00PM Sunday, April 8th at Frazer’s Funeral Home.

 

 

DALE HAMILTON

Dale Hamilton, age 59 of Warren, AR, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at his home in Warren. Dale was a truck driver, AKA “Gear Jammer” as he was known by his many trucking friends, he was a proud and loving father, his kids were his pride and joy and he loved them dearly. Dale relished small talk with his friends and he could talk to anyone he met. Dale was born in Warren, February 27th, 1959, a son of the late Robert Lee Hamilton and Betty Louise Nichols Hamilton. He was a truck driver, attended Antioch Baptist Church in Hampton, AR and attended Warren Public Schools. Also preceding him in death are brothers, Jerry Hamilton and George Calvin Hamilton, sisters Martha Hardy, Carolyn Adair and Margaret Ann Hamilton. He is survived by a son, Roy Hamilton and spouse Shelli, Pine Bluff, AR. 3 daughters Jennifer Hamilton Bradley of Benton, AR and Brianna Hamilton Forrest and spouse Brandon, Rye, AR and Tiffany Hamilton Harper and spouse Dustan, Hampton, AR. A brother Marty Hardy, Subiaco, AR and Tracy Hamilton, Rison, AR. Sisters Linda Hamilton, Warren, AR and Mary Bray, both of Warren, AR. 2 grandchildren Saylor Bradley and Ace Bradley both of Benton, AR. Funeral services 2:00 pm Friday, April 6th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Union Cemetery at Rye by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6:00pm till 8:00pm Thursday, April 5th at Frazer’s Chapel.

 

 

 

JIMMY BROWN

Nov. 18, 1963 - Apr. 3, 2018

Jimmy Brown, 54, of Bearden, AR, died April 3, 2018. Arrangements are pending at this time.

 

 

SARAH WILLENE OZMENT

Sarah Willene Ozment, age 83, of Banks, AR, died Sunday, April 1, 2018, at her home. She was born May 23, 1934, in Red Level, Alabama a daughter of the late Labe Odom and Ella Colvin Odom. She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, a homemaker who loved sewing, quilting, crocheting, canning, working in her yard, gardening, fishing, camping trips and spending time with her family. She was a caregiver for those in need. Also preceding her in death was her husband Lavelle Ozment who died March 23, 2018, a son Danny Ozment, a brother Jimmy Odom, and sisters Louise Crawford, Erlene Gordon, Barbara Clark, Jean Grigeritz, and Joan Smith. Survivors are one son Joey Ozment of Banks, AR. Two daughters April Meadows of Banks, AR, and Mary Cargile of New Edinburg, AR. Four grandchildren Jason Reep of New Edinburg, AR, Bobby Ozment of Kingsland, AR, Amber Reep Spears of New Edinburg, AR, and Megan Cargile of New Edinburg, AR. Nine great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at McFarland Cemetery in Banks, AR, by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Frazer’s.

 

 

JACK DEITZ BROOKS                                                                                                                    December 2, 1927 - April 2, 2018

Jack Deitz Brooks, 90, of Fayetteville, AR, formerly from Camden, AR passed away April 2, 2018.   He loved people, children, dancing, gardening, growing figs and making fig jam, his pets (Mac and Gracie), and golf.   Jack loved rooting for the Arkansas Razorbacks, Dallas Cowboys and the Baylor Bears. Jack worked for Lockheed Martin for thirty-eight years.

Mr. Brooks was preceded in death by his parents, Deitz and Ada Brooks of Kilgore, TX; his brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Joy Brooks of Plano, TX and a son, Scott Carmony of Kansas City, MO. He is survived by his wife, Betty Crowder Brooks of Farmington, AR; six sons, Michael Brooks and his wife, Judy of Granbury, TX, Pat Brooks and his wife, Kay of Irving, TX, Kelly Brooks of Dallas, TX, Neil Carmony and his wife, Felicia of Texarkana, TX, Brent Carmony and his wife, Victoria of Texarkana, TX and John Crowder and his wife, Karen of West Fork, AR and four daughters, Marissa Riddles and her husband, Arthur of Dallas, TX, Melinda McLaughlin and her husband, Rob of Kansas City, MO, Denise Hildreth of Texarkana, AR and Pam Montgomery and her husband, Mike of North Little Rock, AR. Jack was affectionately known as Poppa Jack to twenty-seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018. Services will be 2:00 Friday at Proctor Funeral Home followed by interment at Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10001. 

 

DOROTHY SUE BUSSELL                                                                                                      January 14, 1942-March 29, 2018

Sue Bussell was born January 14, 1942, at home, in Bearden, AR, to Lester and Laura Douglas Williamson Lindsey. She grew up in the Harmony Grove community and loved playing basketball. Sue was preceded in death by the love of her life, Billy Jack Bussell. They were married for 35 years and of their union birthed a son, William Todd. William was her pride and joy. 

Sue retired from Aerojet where she was fondly known as “Mrs. Sue” by her coworkers. 

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a grandson (Bret), brothers, Jesse Ray Lindsey, Henry Owen Lindsey, and Edward (Bud) Lindsey), and sisters (Pat Jones,  Elizabeth Pennington and Mary Lou Johnson.

Sue was survived by son, William (Stephanie) and grandchildren: Devin, Julia and Trace; all of Benton.
Sisters: Martha Ann Pennington, Jane Pennington, Doris Beaver, Gladys (Don) Broach. Sue had several nieces and nephews that she thought of as her children and grandchildren, as well. 

Visitation will be held at the Proctor Chapel from 12:30-2:00 on Monday, April 2. Services will be held at 2:00 PM with interment immediately following at Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

 

       WALTER PERRY JOHNSON                                                                  November 7, 1951-March 29, 2018

Walter Perry Johnson, 66, of Camden passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018.   Perry was born November 7, 1951 in Camden to Vernon and Lella Johnson. He was a graduate of Fairview High School and Southern Arkansas University. Perry was married to the love of his life, Karen Wright Johnson, for 24 years.   They had two children, Seth Johnson of Benton and Hilary Johnson Hembree (Brian) of Malvern. Perry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and a devoted friend. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He spent many years coaching on the baseball field, and was a strong supporter of the Ouachita County Boys and Girls Club. He was proudly awarded Camden Young Man of the Year in 1993 for his outstanding contributions to the community. Perry was employed by Ouachita Electric Cooperative, and served as their accounting and finance manager.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, and his loving wife Karen.   He is survived by his two children, Seth and Hilary, two grandchildren, Holden and Hollis Hembree, and his brother Stephen. Visitation with friends and family will be Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 at the Maul Road Church of Christ in Camden, with the funeral services following at 11:00. Interment will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery immediately after.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Ouachita County Medical Center and OCMC Hospice for their loving care.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the HUB, 1115 Fairview Road, Camden, AR 71701.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deacon Lee Andrew "Buddy" Blair                     Deacon  Lee Andrew "Buddy"  Blair                                           
Lee Andrew "Buddy" Blair, 68, of Magnolia, Ar., passed away March 21 at  his home. Arrangements are pending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandra Gail Paschal
Ms. Sandra Gale Paschal, 48, of Magnolia, AR., passed away March 20th at Magnolia Regional Medical Center. She was born December 2, 1969 in Magnolia, AR to Odell Paschal and Lonnie Bell Bates-Paschal.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters; Shirley Green, Carolyn Bates, and Melinda Paschal, six brothers; Kenneth Ray Hatchett, Jimmy, Willie Dale, Horace, Clarence, & Gary Odell Paschal. 
Survivors include: three sisters; Ms. Flossie Paschal and Ms. Yvonne Ellis both of Magnolia, AR, Ms. Faye Bates Roby (John) of Rockford, IL. Three brothers; James Bates of Rockford, IL, Johnny and Athet Paschal both of Los Angeles, CA. Celebration of Life will be held Friday, March 30th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Unity Church Magnolia, in Magnolia, AR with burial to follow with in the West Cemetery in Magnolia, AR. Under the direction of R.L. Reed Funeral Home, LLC of Magnolia, AR. Officiating will be Pastor Travis McKamie.
Visitation will be Thursday from 12-4:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

James Kenneth King
James Kenneth King was born into this life on March 15, 1966 in Hope, Arkansas to the union of John, Jr. and Earlene Burch King. He accepted Christ and was a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Sparkman, Arkansas. 

He was a 1984 graduate of Sparkman Training School. He excelled as an athlete, playing both basketball and football. He later attended Henderson State University. James was a “jack of all trades” and an outdoorsman. He lived a simple life and always had a word of encouragement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a dedicated employee of Whitaker Logging. 

James was a family man. His greatest accomplishment in life was the birth of his two daughters, LaJassity and Bianca. 
Family, as well as friends, will miss his strength, smile and love, but will never forget his sense of humor. He passed into the Lord’s embrace Thursday, March 22, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his father, John King, Jr., who made his transition on January 18, 2002 and two brothers, John W. King (August 26, 1978) and William E. King (September 22, 2017).

He leaves to cherish his memory: his daughters, LaJassity Lambert of Bearden, AR and Bianca Simpson of Little Rock, AR; two grandchildren, Ashanti Lambert of Bearden, AR and Zoey Woods of Little Rock, AR: his mother, Earlene King of Sparkman; six sisters, Beatrice (Marvin) Evans of Kansas City, MO, Verdia Marie Kirkwood of Buffalo, NY, Gloria (Gayle, Jr.) Jones of Arkadelphia, AR, Linda (Sherman) Butler of Sparkman, AR, Cynthia Harris of Kansas City, MO, and Lahomia King of Arkadelphia, AR; two brothers, Bobby King of Kansas City, MO, and Christopher King of Sparkman, AR. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and numerous friends.

Public viewing will be held on Friday from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2017 at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Sparkman, Arkansas where Rev. Harvey Goodwin is the pastor and Rev. Linda Butler, eulogist. Interment will be announced at a later date at Harmony Community Cemetery.

George Merle DeLamar
George Merle DeLamar was born on January 5, 1940 in Dalark, Arkansas to Rev. Oliver DeLamar and Zeola Jackson DeLamar. He was the twelfth child of thirteen children born to this union. Merle was raised in a home by loving and nurturing parents who instilled in him the values of integrity and humility. 

He grew up during the time of segregation and attended the Sparkman Training School in Sparkman, Arkansas. He always had a love for sports and played the catcher position for the Dalark Baseball team. He met and married Dorothy Jean Wingfield on August 26, 1966 and their union was blessed with 5 children, 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was a good husband and did his best at providing for his family.

He was a life-long member of Mt. Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church and with a personal intent to solidify his knowledge; he studied the AME way and knew it. Having been raised in a Christian household the church was always extremely important to him. He studied his bible faithfully, always had a song on his heart, continued to attend Sunday school and worship services regularly until his health started to decline. He was a strong supporter of the Hot Springs/Arkadelphia AME District and attended many district meetings and conferences. Throughout the years he served in several capacities as: a class leader, custodian and as an usher. He currently served as trustee, benevolence committee chairperson and president of the Sons of Allen Ministry. Merle enjoyed reading his bible and believed strongly that although one is not saved by his works, a man shows his faith by his works (James 2:18). He remained a faithful member until his departure from this life.

Merle retired from Ray White Lumber Company and made many friends. In his leisure time he enjoyed watching basketball, westerns, Tyler Perry and Meet the Brown’s. Family gatherings and church events were his favorite times. He was the family and church photographer. He loved taking pictures and capturing memorable moments. 

His life was rewarding, full, and blessed. On Thursday, March 22, 2018, he passed from this life. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Gloria DeLamar who passed March 2017; six sisters, Zeddie B. Jackson, Myrtle Jones, Maud Jones, Elsie Ben Johnson, Frankie Plummer and Odessa Nelson; five brothers, Horace Johnson, Leon DeLamar, Jr., Clarence DeLamar, Claudie DeLamar and Algie Johnson; and a son-in-law, Gerald Johnson. 

Memories of Merle will live in the hearts of his beloved wife of 51 years, Dorothy J. DeLamar; his children, Dennis (Sue) Nelson of Malvern, AR, Ermatine Johnson of Gum Springs, AR, Milton Nelson of Dalark, AR, James DeLamar of Tucker, AR, and Sandra DeLamar (James Jacobs) of Dalark, AR; his godchildren, Darren Johnson (Barbara Hughes) of Sparkman, AR, Eric (Katrine) Keith of Milwaukee, WI and Bridgette Jones of Fayetteville, AR; thirteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and one brother, Oliver DeLamar of Oakland, CA; two sisters-n-law, Geneva King and Berthia DeLamar; two brothers-in-law, James (Emma) Wingfield and George (Betty) Wingfield. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other family members, special friends Rev. Thomas Brazil, Sr., Rev. Roy Smith, Herman Jones, Vanilla Hannah and Lawrence Wright, as well as, numerous other friends and the Mt. Olive AME Church family. 

Public visitation will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 12 noon until 4:00 p.m.at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Mt. Olive AME Church, 56 Dallas 349. A celebration of his life will be shared at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018 at St. Paul AME Church, Rev. T. W. Scott, pastor and Rev. Thomas Brazil, Sr., eulogist. Interment will be at Houston-Turner Cemetery in Dalark, Arkansas.

John Thomas "Tom" Simmermacher
John Thomas "Tom" Simmermacher, 71, of Hampton died Monday, March 26, 2018 at Ouachita Nursing and Rehab in Camden. He was born November 14, 1946 in Tucumcari, NM. He worked as a carpenter for Fitzhugh Strickland and he was an Army veteran.. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Lloyd Simmermacher and Annie Mae Watson; and one brother, Robert Simmermacher. He is survived by two daughters, Shea Simmermacher of Hampton, and Tera (Karl) Young of El Dorado; three grandchildren, Lucas Simmermacher of Hampton, and Kyle and Mikayla Young of El Dorado; and one uncle, Bill Watson of Hope. Visitation will be Thursday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday at Benton Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Nutt officiating. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Shirley Ware Lambert
Shirley Ware Lambert, 73 of Hampton, died Sunday, March 25, 2018 in Ft. Worth, Texas. She was born November
​11, 1944 in Ft. Worth to the late Ray and Ozelle Garner Ware. She was also preceded in death by her husband Gene Lambert.

She is survived by her son William "Bill" (Mearlene) Ball of Genoa; her daughter Marina (John) Henry of Hampton; her grandchild Morgan Echols of Genoa.

Shirley was retired from Smackover State Bank after many years of service to the El Dorado Community. She was the former secretary, Sunday school teacher and singer at Antioch Baptist Church for more than thirty years. She had a deep love for her church family.

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6PM until 8PM at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton. Funeral services will be 10AM Friday at Antioch Baptist Church of Hampton. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net .

James Henry Ferguson
Bro. James Henry Ferguson, 65 of Camden, AR passed away on Thursday March 22, 2018 in Camden, AR.

Mr. Ferguson was preceded in death by his father Randall Carter Ferguson, SR.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories to his mother Lizzie B. Ferguson of Camden, AR; children James Henry Ferguson, JR and Derrick Ferguson both of Camden, AR; sister Jeannette Angles of Boston, MA; brothers Randall Ferguson, Jr of Lees Summit, MO, Robert Charles Ferguson of Shreveport, LA, and John Matthew Ferguson of Seymour, TN 6 grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday March 27, 2018 at Greater St. Paul Baptist Church. Interment will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Monday March 26 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at Reddick Funeral Home.

Kathryn Sue Harris
Kathryn
 Sue Harris, age 81 passed away at her home in Fordyce Saturday, March 24, 2018. Kathryn was the daughter of Watt and Clemmie Files. Kathryn graduated from Thornton High School and later from Foster Business School. Kathryn started her career as a legal secretary and she later founded Harris Title Company. Kathryn loved to help people, playing golf, and was an avid fan of the Razorbacks. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Wayne Files. Kathryn is survived by her husband of sixty two years, Bob Harris; one son, Eric Harris of Cherokee Village; one daughter, Shelia Key of Fordyce; four grandchildren, Savannah (T.J.) Beringer of Dallas, TX, Madison Kate Harris of Cherokee Village, Michael Key of Fordyce, and Kyle Key of Sherwood. Visitation will be Monday, March 26, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Graveside services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Chambersville Cemetery with Brother Dusty Rhodes and Brother Robert Williams officiating. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Archer Wayburn Huneycutt
Archer
 Wayburn Huneycutt, 86, of West Monroe, LA died Saturday, March 24, 2018 at his home. He was born July 5, 1931 in Sparkman, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Ph.D and created the Louisiana Survey Center at LA Tech University, which was one only one of its kind at that time. He was also a Korean War veteran as a member of the U.S. Air Force. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lemial Jason Huneycutt and Tessie Wood Huneycutt; two brothers, Adrian Huneycutt and Newt Huneycutt; and one sister, Manie Watson. He is survived by his wife of sixty four years, Mary Janette Shockley Huneycutt of West Monroe, LA; two sons, John (Leela) Huneycutt of West Monroe, LA, Frank Huneycutt of Grand Prairie, TX; two brothers, Jim Huneycutt and Hadley Huneycutt both of Yantis, TX; one sister, Darlene Wilson of Quitman, TX; three grandchildren, Gennie Huneycutt, Jason Huneycutt, and Benjamin Huneycutt all of West Monroe, LA; and two great grandchildren, Sid Huneycutt and Kaylee Martinez both of West Monroe, LA. Visitation will be Tuesday 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church in Dalark. Funeral services are 2:00 pm Tuesday at Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church. Burial at Macedonia Cemetery near Dalark. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit 
www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

George William "Billy" McWhirter
George
 William "Billy" McWhirter, 86, of Fordyce died Saturday March 24, 2018. Born September 3, 1931 at Hampton, he was a son of the late Floyd and Beulah McWhirter. He served in the Army during the Korean War where he was stationed in Germany. He worked as a deputy sheriff under Sheriff Lee Hornaday and worked as a city officer and jailer under Chief Joe Pennington for the city of Fordyce. 
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, William Keith McWhirter; one sister, Lina Bell; two brothers, James and J.C. McWhirter; and his wife of forty four years, Emma Lou McWhirter
He is survived by four sisters, Dean Williams of Tinsman, AR, Annie McWhirter of Camden, AR, Mary Shores of Van Buren, AR, Wanda Roberts (James) of Hampton, AR; three brothers, Paul McWhirter of Hampton, AR, Bobby McWhirter (Hess) of Colt, AR, Julius (Sue) of Joshua, TX; one son, Guy Christen (Angie) of Smithdale, MS, three daughters, Darlene Lester (Tim) of Mabelvale, AR, Penny McClain (Bobby) of Fordyce, AR, Kelly Aplin (Kenny) of Holly Springs, AR; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Campground Cemetery. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit 
www.bentonfuneralhome.net.
Herbert Eugene Woodson
Herbert
 Eugene Woodson, 87, of Fordyce died Friday March 23, 2018 at his home. Born February 11, 1931 at Amity, he was a son of the late E.S. Woodson and Laura A. Lively Woodson
Herb was an Air Force veteran, serving in the Korean War. He was an active member of Fordyce First United Methodist Church where he started a soup kitchen and food pantry, and put in the stained glass windows in the new church addition. He was also a Methodist lay minister, serving at several churches. He worked in construction, was a school counselor, coach, teacher school board member and avid gardener. He owned and operated Herb's Restaurant and was a teacher at the Fordyce Adult Education Center. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and three sisters; and a son-in-law, Jim Mitchell. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Woodson of Fordyce; two sons, Lawrence Russell Woodson (Tanya) of Jarreau, LA, William Randolph Woodson (Susan) of Raleigh, NC. ; two daughters, Laura Alice Woodson Mitchell of Fordyce, Angela Lynn Woodson Gober of Thornton; nine grandchildren, Layla Rae Woodson Dupuy, Amy Elizabeth Woodson Lanier, Samantha O'Connor, Patrick Wynne Woodson, Chloe Jane Woodson, Matthew Thomas Mitchell, John Russell Mitchell, William Casey Gober, Lawrence Caleb Gober; and seven great-grandchildren. 
Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 29, 2018 at Fordyce First United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Fordyce First United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit 
www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Willie Ogwin
Mr. Willie Ogwin, 92 of Strong, AR passed away on Saturday March 17, 2018 at Medical Center of South Arkansas.

Mr. Willie Ogwin was preceded in death by his parents Charlie Ogwin, SR and Catherine Dixon.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories to his children Catherine Ford, Virginia Nell Ogwin, Willie Ray Ogwin all of Strong, AR, Charles Ray Ogwin and Willie Earl Ogwin both of El Dorado, AR, and Orell Ogwin of Lake Oswego, OR; 21 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday March 24, 2018 at Curry Chapel AME with Rev. Ricky Hicks officiating. Interment will be held in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Saturday March 24, 2018 one hour prior to service.

Gregory D. Martin
Mr. Gregory D. Martin, 60 of Chidester, AR passed away on Sunday March 18, 2018 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, AR.

Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his parents Bernice Martin and Robert Johnson.

Mr. Martin leaves to cherish his loving memories to his sons Gregory Yokley of Loves Park, IL and Al-Insan Martin of Newport News, VI; sisters Andrea Griffin, Adijah Hassan, Fatihah Ellis all of Beloit, WI and Kimberly Martin of Rockford, IL; brothers Maynard Martin of Rockford, IL, Atif Gamal of Denver, CO, Deallo Sebore of Raleigh, NC, Yisaf Bin Rella of Imani, WI; five grandchildren; a special friend Angela Fricks of Chidester, AR.

Funeral service will be held on Friday March 23, 2018 at Good Hope AME with Rev. Ruthie Murphy officiating.

Steven Ross McFarland
Steven Ross McFarland, age 33, of Jupiter, Fla, formerly of Camden, Arkansas died Friday, March 16, at home. He was born October 8, 1984 in New Orleans, La a son of Jan Jackson McFarland, Jupiter, Fla and the late Dr. Gale Allen McFarland. He received his education in the Camden Public School System. He served in the Arkansas National Guard from 2002 to 2008 and served in the Iraq conflict 2004 to 2005. He was a Presbyterian. Surviving other his mother and caregiver are three brothers James Wesley McFarland, Travis Allen McFarland and Auburn Jackson McFarland all of Jupiter, Fla; grandmother Ann Jackson Maxwell, Jupiter, Fla. Preceding him in death were grandparents A J McFarland and Estelle McFarland and Lehman Jackson. The family appreciates the care of Treasure Coast Hospice and the following care givers Vickie Ray, Jeanie and the hundreds with Eagles Angles. Carol Woodbrey with Treasure Coast Hospice, Michelle and Lu and the thousands of friends who helped support Steven. Funeral services 2:00 pm Friday, March 23, at Frazer’s Chapel by Rev Wayman Mann. Burial with Military Honors in McFarland Cemetery at Banks by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 1:00 pm until service time at Frazer’s Funeral Home. Calling hours 4:00 pm to 8pm Thursday, March 22, at Frazer’s. Memorial suggested to Treasure Coast Hospice or a charity of donor’s choice.

Eddie Mae Halton
Eddie Mae Halton began her journey on June 2, 1934 in Sparkman, Arkansas as the 5th child of Fred and Nancy Dunn Halton. She accepted Christ as her personal savior and was baptized at First Missionary Baptist Church in Sparkman under the pastorate of Rev. J. A. Allen. Eddie Mae served as an usher for several years and was a member of the choir. She attended the Sparkman Training School and as a young lady she learned the importance of working hard, enjoying life and most importantly, putting God and family first. Those early lessons would fortify the essence of her legacy.


Eddie Mae moved to Oakland, California and united with St. John Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Carl Anderson. She brought her training and experience from First Missionary Baptist Church as an usher to St. John. She worked in food services at the University of California, Berkeley for 17 years. After 38 years of living in California she moved back to Sparkman and reunited with First Missionary Baptist Church where she was a faithful choir member and a member of the mission department. She also was a member of the Greater Bradley District Choir.

She later moved to Seneca, South Carolina for a brief period to live with her youngest daughter. She united with St. Paul Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir. Eddie Mae was a fun loving and witty woman. She was very fashion forward; loving to dress and accessorize any outfit that she wore. Family was important to her and she always had a love for Arkansas. She later relocated to Arkadelphia with her daughter and united with Greater Pleasant Hill Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Shepherd. She embraced her church family and loved the fellowship. She was a believer in “treating others, as you would have them to treat you”. Anyone that knew Eddie Mae knew that she loved a good conversation.

The hands of God put aside Eddie Mae’s earthly trials and granted her an eternity of peace, rest and freedom from pain. On Monday, March 19, 2018 the Lord called her home realizing that there is a time and a season for everything! She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Debra Oliver (September 4, 1993); four sisters, Eloise Harrison, Verlee Austin, Rose Halton, and Roxie Bateman; three brothers, Joe Halton, H.B Halton and Horace Halton.

Her love will live on in the hearts of: her daughters, Lois F. Dickson (Thelbert Jones) of Arkadelphia and Yvonne Johnson (Ben) Seneca, SC; her grandchildren, Tonya Teague of Sacramento, CA, Stanley R. Oliver of Batesville, MS, Jason T. Oliver of Oakland, CA, Brittney Johnson of Charlotte, NC and Briana Johnson of Seneca, SC; her great-grandchildren, Ashanti, Emunti, Curtis, Amaya, and Chloe; two sisters, Maelene Harrison of Arkadelphia, AR and Loretha Eason of Sparkman, AR and one brother, Freddie Halton of San Francisco, CA. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members; special friends, Rev. A. S. and Edna Newburn and numerous other friends.

Public visitation will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.at the funeral home. A celebration of her life will be shared at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Greater Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Dr. Lewis A. Shepherd, Jr., pastor and Rev. Louis A. Craig, eulogist. Interment will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Sparkman, Arkansas.


Wera Faye Bailey
Wera Faye Bailey, aged 95 went to be with our Lord on Friday March 16, 2018, at Dallas County Medical Center, after a short illness. Faye was born in Tyler, Texas on September 14, 1922, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. AJ Warner. 

Faye went to school in Taylor, AR and played basketball during her school years. Faye was always active in arts and crafts projects throughout her life. Her greatest happiness was visiting and participating in activities with her children and grandchildren. 

Faye was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Travis Warner of Springhill, LA, a sister, Mardell Marcus of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; husband, Willard E. White of Fordyce, AR and husband, Thomas Bailey of Malvern, AR.

Faye is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Phillip White and Deann White, Mike Souter and Janet Souter; grandchildren, Jan Michael Souter, Nathan White, Abigail White; sister, Jewell Souter, as well as three great granddaughters Addison, Paige and Claire White. 

Graveside services will be held 12:00 p.m. Wednesday March 21, 2018 at Welcome Church Cemetery just north of Springhill, LA. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit 
www.bentonfuneralhome.net.  

James Allen Williams
James Allen Williams, 47 of Camden, AR died Thursday, March 15, 2018 at UAMS, Little Rock, AR. Allen was born October 15, 1971 in Fordyce, AR. He was the son of James Clifford Williams of Bearden, AR and Shirley Jean Fulenwider of Hampton, AR. He was employed  as a dry kiln and planer foreman at Rogers Lumber Company for 19 years. Allen was a member of Hillside Baptist Church in Camden, AR.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Bess Harris Williams of Camden, AR; two sons, Heath Allen Williams of Camden, AR and Cody Ray Williams of Camden, AR; one sister, Vickie Jean Williams Taintor and husband, Bruce Lyle Taintor of Bearden, AR; one nephew, Joshua Lyle Taintor and wife, Starlina May Taintor of Fairbanks, AK; two nieces, Joani Elaine Platz of Bay, AR and Jodi Delaine Taintor of Hampton, AR; host of great nieces and  one great-nephew.

He is preceded in death by his father, James Clifford Williams; one nephew, Jeffery Allen Williams; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Doyle Raymond and Betty Sue Culbreath Harris.

No need to dress up unless you just want to. Allen would say that he didn't want anyone to dress up just to come see him.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00pm Saturday, March 17, 2018. Graveside service will be held at 2:00pm Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Wheeler Cemetery, Bearden, AR. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest register visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com.

Donna Lynn Miller
Donna Lynn Miller, 57, of Smackover, died Thursday, March 15, 2015 at Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. Donna was born January 25, 1961 in Dallas, TX, the daughter of Roosevelt and Marie White Davis who precede her in death. She was a homemaker and was self employed. 

Survivors include her sons, Christopher Taylor of East Camden, Lonny Sheffield (Samantha) of Paris, TX, and Dillon Purvis of Smackover, AR; her sister, Carol Brown (Barry) of Royce City, TX; and seven grandchildren, Connor Taylor, Caitlyn Taylor, Logan Taylor, Claire Sheffield, Judith Sheffield, Madison Maroney, and Emma Rodriguez.

Funeral services for Donna will be 10:00 AM Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 9:00 until 10:00 at the Chapel. Burial will be in Muse Cemetery in Muse, Oklahoma.

Anthony “Jerry” Temple
Anthony
 "Jerry" Temple, 55, of Hampton died Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado, Arkansas. He was born October 4, 1962 in El Dorado, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Elige Temple and Etta Sue Lambert Carpenter; and two sisters, Brenda Ann Neeley and Shirley Diane TempleForrest. He is survived by one son, Anthony William (Jackie) Temple of Hampton; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann (Brian) Kidd of Camden, Stephanie (Zack) Raney of Johnsville; three brothers, William Lee Temple of Hampton, Garland Wayne Temple of Hampton, Michael Lynn Templeof Hampton; one half-brother, Danny Temple of Warren; two sisters, Bobbye McEntire of Hampton, Mildred Lee Schmuck of Hampton; twelve grandchildren; and special companion, Tammy Russell of Hampton. Visitation will be Monday, March 19, 2018 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm at Antioch Baptist Church near Hampton. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Nutt officiating. Burial will follow at Moore's Chapel Cemetery near Hampton. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce/Hampton. To sign the online register visit 
www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

  • Charles Edward Scott  -March 15, 2018
    Charles Edward Scott was born on February 14, 1933 in the Springhill Community of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He was one the first born of four children born to Tucker Lee and Rosie Biggs Scott. His contagious laugh and bright smile warmed the hearts of friends and family alike.


    Charles attended the Springhill and Shady Grove Schools. He accepted Christ at a young age and united with Clayborn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church where he served as a steward. In 2004, when Clayborn Chapel AME Church and St. Paul AME Church merged, he transferred his membership to St. Paul AME Church. He was appointed to the steward board under the leadership of Rev. James H. Giles., Sr. 

    He married the apple of his eye Martha Jean Dixon on June 18, 1959 and to this union two children were born, Edward and Wanda. He instilled in his children the value of a good name and a strong work ethic. He was one of the most notable employees at Henderson State University embracing a 54-year long career as a Chef. He loved to cook and he loved the students. For many years he worked beside some of the greatest chefs at Henderson State University including his longtime friend and uncle, George Biggs. He also barbequed for the Second of August picnic and was a volunteer fire fighter for the Gum Springs fire department for many years.

    He made friends easily and was always known to be mild tempered and humble. He was always a devoted husband, father and grandfather; no sacrifice was too great for his family. Fishing and hunting were some of his favorite pastimes. 

    On Thursday, March 15, 2018 after 85 fruitful years, he passed from this life. His job was completed; his journey here has ended. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Henry L. Scott, Franklin T. Scott and Harvey Scott and a great-granddaughter, Mia Shavers. 

    Memories of Charles Edward Scott will live in the hearts of his beloved wife of almost 60 years, Martha J. Scott; two children, Edward Scott and his wife, Claretta of Arkadelphia, AR and Wanda Hearn and her husband, Rev. Troy Hearn of Arkadelphia, AR; three grandchildren, Treywan Hearn, Troylonda Hearn and Antonio Shavers and his wife Paola; one brother, Frank Scott of Los Angeles, CA; four great-grandchildren, Jaylin Shavers, Kendall Shavers, Madison and Noah Hearn; four sisters, Olivia Scott and Charlene Williams both of Los Angeles, CA, Judy Hunter and her husband Bobby, and Gwendolyn Thomas both of Little Rock, AR. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members friends.

    Public visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 12 noon until 7:00 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A celebration of his life will be shared on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church with Rev. T. W. Scott serving as eulogist. Interment will be at the Springhill cemetery in the Springhill community.

  • Gerda Trampel Davis
    Gerda Trampel Davis, age 87 of Warren, AR, died Thursday, March 15th at the Timberlane Health and Rehab in ElDorado, AR. She was born January 20th, 1931, in Grand Rapids, MI a daughter of the late John Trampel and Karolina Fueterer Trampel. She was employed with the Bradley County Courthouse for 15 years, and the Warren Bank and Trust Company for 27 years. She was also a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church. Also preceding her in death was an infant daughter Marie Catherine Davis, her son-in-law Richard Stringer, one brother George Trampel and two sisters Shirley Bradley and Joy Long. She is survived by her husband Bob G. Davis, whom she married February 27th, 1954. Two sons Mark Davis and Rose, Pine Bluff, AR, Brad “BJ” Davis and Sharon, Warren, AR. Two daughters Lisa Stringer, Mandeville, LA and Joni McGaha, ElDorado, AR. Three brothers John Trampel, Hurst, TX, David Trampel, The Villages, FL, and Bob Trampel, Oregon, IL and one sister Rose Donaldson, Freeport, IL. Six grandchildren Circe Bridges, Hannah McGaha, Jason Davis, Jared Davis, Roy Hamilton and Jennifer Bradley and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral service was 2:00 PM Monday, March 19th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Jason Davis, Jared Davis, Roy Hamilton, Tracy Nichols, James E. Smith, and David Miller.

  • Robert Edward Dempsey, Sr.
    Robert Edward DempseySr., 71 of Bearden died Sunday March 11, 2018 at Dallas County Medical Center at Fordyce. Born August 12, 1946 at Mountain Home, he was a son of the late Harold Dempsey and Barbara Nowlin Dempsey. He was preceded in death by a brother, Rickey Dempsey. He is survived by his wife, Jane Dempsey of Bearden; three sons, Robert Edward "Booder" Dempsey(Susan) of Hampton, John Dempsey (Amy) of Bossier City, LA, Tracy Dempsey (Vonda) of Hampton; step-daughter, Kathy Clemons (David) of Bearden; brother, Wayne Dempsey of Calion; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

    The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton. Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Hampton First Assembly of God with Rev. Rickey Smith and Rev. Eddie Raines officiating. Burial will follow at Dunn Cemetery. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral home of Hampton/Fordyce. To sign the online register visit 
    www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

  • Judith Lynn (Parrott, Menn) Fairchild
    Judith Lynn (Parrott, Menn) Fairchild passed away Sunday March 11th, 2018, at her home in Hampton, Arkansas, with her family by her side. She was born in Warren, AR on September 28, 1952. She lived most of her early years in Portage, Indiana and also in Pittsburg, IL with her family before moving to Hampton, AR. 

    Judith has been a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Camden, AR since 2006. She was born in Warren, AR to William J. Parrott and Beatrice Vernell (Hopper, Parrott) Richardson, all having preceded her in death, as well as her only sibling, Peggy Schmidt. Judith is survived by her husband, Carl F. Fairchild Jr.; and her children; daughter Dawn (husband Jamie) Reid of Marion IL, daughter Lennie (husband Dan) Williams, adopted son Robert Fairchild of Ashtabula, OH, adopted son William Fairchild of Hampton AR; and grandchildren, Cydney Paul of Marion IL, Nathan Paul of Whittington IL, Tristen Reid of Marion, IL, Kiaya Williams and Zach Williams both of Hampton AR. She is also survived by her step children and grandchildren.

    Judith was a foster parent in Illinois for several decades and later in Arkansas, fostering many children throughout those years. She was also a Parent Liaison of the Southern Illinois district, a Hospice Volunteer and a cancer survivor.  Judith enjoyed her beautiful chickens, loved being around her family and her church family, and was well known for taking care of others before herself.  

    A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at 10:00am at the Calvary Baptist Church in Camden, AR, and Judith will be laid to rest beside her parents, William J. Parrott and Beatrice Vernell Richardson, and sister Peggy Schmidt at Shady Grove Cemetery near New Edinburg, AR. 

    In lieu of flowers, donations are accepted for a memorial stone fund.  Please put attention to Dawn Reid, 1601 Kiowa, Marion, IL 62959

  • Nellie Marie Ferrell Pope
    Nellie Marie Ferrell Pope, age 99, of Milpitas, CA, (formerly of Warren, AR), died Thursday, March 8, in Milpitas, CA. She was born December 2, 1918, in Bradley County, AR, a daughter of the late W.T. Ferrell and Minnie Lee Wolfe Ferrell and was a homemaker, a music minister and member of Pillars of Promise. She was the widow of Herman Louis Pope who died June 20, 1989. Also preceding her in death was a son Edonnell Pope. Survivors are one son James M. Pope of Milpitas, CA. One daughter Louise Marshall of Milpitas, CA. Four grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren, AR. with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Burial is in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation 1:00 p.m. until service time Thursday, March 22, at Frazer’s.

  • Mary Barnhart
    Mary Barnhart, 80, died March 5, 2018. She was born March 6, 1937 to Harvey Denver and Permelia Jane Richardson Lawson.   Mrs. Barnhart was preceded in death by three husbands, Richard Morgan, James Kelly and Herbert Barnhart. She is survived by her sons, Russell Harvey Morgan of Shreveport, LA and Robert Stanley Morgan of Tyler, TX; three grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Services will be 10:00 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Proctor Funeral Home with interment at 11:00 Thursday at Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport, LA. 

Jeffrey Lynn Cassell
Jeffrey Lynn Cassell, 61, died March 1, 2018. He was born October 5, 1956 to Jimmy Lloyd and Linda Jane Williams Cassell.   Jeffrey will be remembered as a beloved brother, dad and papaw. He loved spending time enjoying the outdoors, particularly hunting and fishing.   His simple life, big heart, great personality and silly sense of humor will be greatly missed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Mertle Cassel, his maternal grandparents, Trueman and Nell Williams and a grandson, Haydn Cassell. He is survived by a son, Justin Cassell of Louisiana; two daughters, Jennifer O’Hara Jurls and her husband, Derrick of Magnolia, AR and Crystal Johnston of Hot Springs, AR; a brother, Jimmy Jerome Cassell and his wife, Carol of Shelby, Alabama; a sister, Julie Michelle Pyle and her husband, Jonathan of Ruston, LA; eight grandchildren, Cheyenne, Julianna, Libby, Kyndal, Sadie, Madison, Jaxson and Braydon; three nieces; one nephew; and three great-nephews. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 1:00-2:00 Monday. Services will be 2:00 Monday at Proctor Funeral Home followed by interment at Bell Chapel cemetery.

Ben Garner
Ben Garner went peacefully to heaven February 25th at home with his loving wife by his side. Ben was born July 11th,1949 in Camden, Arkansas to Marvin and Marcille Garner. Ben was 68 years old and was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Garner; son Clay Knox of Prescott, AR; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Bryan Bixler of Texarkana, TX; son and daughter-in-law, Tyler and Spencer Knox of Camden, AR; daughter Brooke Garner of Camden, AR; nine grandchildren, Dylan Knox, Lacy Knox, Madelyn Bixler, Kathryn Bixler, Kasin Vallejos, Liza Knox, Rylie Bixler, Leyton Blackwood, and Cruz Knox. Garner was a husband, daddy, papaw, friend and lifelong resident of Camden, Arkansas.   He loved HIS Nancy, the yellow house on Washington, and a nice heavy starched shirt. He found joy in helping others, politicking around town, and the highlight of his life, serving as Ouachita County Sheriff. Everything he did, he did to the hilt, even his lawnmower was chromed out and armoralled up. He was the only person we know that detailed his tractor after every use. He always insisted things be done the best way and not just the quickest or easiest. His stories always began with, “This is the truth.” He changed cars almost as often as he remowed freshly cut grass. He loved preparing for deer season more than actually hunting. He wanted the best for his family, friends and even someone he had just met. He cherished the Camden community and served it fondly through lifelong citizenship, volunteerism, and as a public official. No one could make the grandkids smile or laugh as much as their hambone. He would follow them around, even when walking was painful and almost impossible. He defied the normal, overcame more than anyone should have to, and fought hard and strong up to his very last moment. There is no way anyone could fill his boots, work a room the way he could, or wave genuinely to everyone he met on the road. He will be greatly, dearly, and deeply missed by his family. The earthy body filled with pain and weakness is no more and he now is pain free, renewed in the Lord and being embraced by the Savior. Services will be held at Cullendale First Baptist Church, Tuesday February 27th at 10:00 a.m. Graveside to immediately follow at Memorial Park. Visitation on Monday, February 26th at Proctor Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Ben’s name to The Arkansas Girls and Boys Ranch or the American Heart Association. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.