Betty Jo Posey
Betty Jo Posey, 57, of Gurdon died Feb. 5, 1999.
Addis M. Finney
Addis M. Finney, 70, of Amity died Feb. 6, 1999.
Roy E. Golden
Roy Elmer Golden, 79, of Malvern died Feb. 8, 1999 at National Park
Medical Center in Hot Springs.
Myrtle M. Martin
Myrtle Marie Martin, 81, of Bismarck died Feb. 8, 1999 at Baptist Medical
James C. Fuller
James C. Fuller, 67, of Bismarck died April 24, 1999 at National Park
Medical Center in Hot Springs.
Patrick R. Stone
Patrick Ryan Stone, 16, of Gurdon died April 24, 1999.
George "Cal" Dunn, 83, of Bismarck died April 23, 1999.
Ollie Buckley, 83, of Arkadelphia died April 29, 1999 at Baptist Medical
Rhea I. Hemund
Rhea I. Hemund, 105, of Glenwood died April 30, 1999 at her home. She
was born Sept. 5, 1893 at Toledo, Ohio.
Verna E. Suggs
Verna Elizabeth Suggs, 89, of Arkadelphia died April 30, 1999 at her
home. She was born Sept. 17, 1909 in Caddo Valley.
Melanie N. McGuirk
Melanie Nunnery McGuirk, 22, of Arkadelphia died May 1, 1999. She was
born in Shreveport, La.
Ervin W. Nation
Ervin W. Nation, 82, of Hot Springs died May 2, 1999. He was born Aug.
10, 1916 in Cedar Glades.
William H. Atkins
William Howard Atkins, 62, of Mesquite, Texas, died April 29, 1999.
He was born Jan. 1, 1937.
Bennie P. Bagwell
Bennie P. Bagwell, 63, of Lancaster, Texas, died April 30, 1999. He
was born Aug. 7, 1935 in Amity.
Eather Mitchell, 91, of Curtis died June 1, 1999 at Twin Rivers Health
and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Dec. 27, 1907 at Curtis.
Katie M. Williams
Katie Mae Williams, 98, of Bismarck died Dec. 6, 2000 at the University
of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center in Little Rock. She was
born Jan. 25, 1902 in Lambert, daughter of the late Jim and Mary P. Shuffield
Newman. She was a homemaker and a member of Unity Baptist Church of Bismarck.
She was the widow of Newt Jefferson Williams and was preceded in death
by two daughters, Virgie Cook and Kathy Williams. Survivors include: Three
sons, Henry Williams of Little Rock, Joe Williams of Hot Springs and Ted
Williams of Hacienda Heights, Calif.; and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home chapel with
Rev. Don Goodman officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery near
Bismarck. Pallbearers will be Matthew Williams, Joey Williams, Cody Williams,
Loyd Smith, Bernie Allen, Don Sanders, Paul Griffin and Carron Wilson.
Memorials may be made to Unity Baptist Church at Bismarck or the Forrest
Hill Cemetery Fund. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Julia A. Hunter
Julia Ann Hunter, 90, of Arkadelphia died March 28, 2001 at Baptist
Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia. She was born April 2, 1910 in Sparkman,
daughter of the late Jim and Febbie Rucks. She was a homemaker and a member
of Manchester Church of God in Christ.
Survivors include: A daughter, Vender C. Amos of Memphis, Tenn.; a
sister, Rena Mae Shaw of Little Rock; and 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren
and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at New Bethel Baptist Church at Griffithtown
with Elder G.C. Nolan officiating. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery
under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.
Nancy T. Keyton
Nancy Taylor Keyton, 84, of Texarkana, Texas, died March 28, 2001 in
a local retirement center. She was born June 14, 1916 in Marshall, Texas.
She was a retired English and drama teacher at East Texas State University
and a former teacher at Texas High School. She was a member of St. James
Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Davis Keyton,
on Aug. 21, 2000.
Survivors include: Two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Keyton and
his wife, Cindy of Hemphill, Texas, and Dr. Michael Keyton and his wife,
Cheryl Clayton of Aurora, Ill.; six grandchildren, Sarah Dixon of Arkadelphia,
Robin Johnston, Nancy Reed, Jeff Keyton, Karl Keyton and Aubrey Clayton;
and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral was today at St. James Episcopal Church with Rev. Paul Lambert
officiating. Burial was in Scottsville Cemetery near Marshall, Texas, under
the direction of Texarkana Funeral Home.
David H. McCaskill
David Herman McCaskill, 61, of Sparkman died Feb. 26, 2001. He was
born June 4, 1939 in Manchester, son of the late William Edgar and Coy
M. Harkins McCaskill. He was a 1957 graduate of Arkadelphia High School
and attended Manchester United Methodist Church. He served in the National
Guard during the Central High crisis and was a former "Arkansas Gazette"
Survivors include: His wife, Linda M. Green McCaskill; a stepson, Jim
Ed Thomas of Magnolia; a stepdaughter, Sharon Davidson of Rome, Ga.; a
brother, Clarence McCaskill of Manchester; three sisters, Stella Cadorna
of Denver, Colo., Floy Pierce of Hot Springs and Merlene Young of Sparkman;
and a step-grandson.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Bethlehem Cemetery in
Joan with Rev. Gary Turner officiating. Burial will be under the direction
of Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Chris Canale, Tony Dickey, Glenn Hughes, Freddy Young,
Johnny Chitwood and Benny Dickey.
Memorials may be made to the Clark County Sheriffs Boys and Girls Ranch
or the Humane Society of Clark County.
Dalene Malcom, 58, of Arkadelphia died April 5, 2001. She was a member
of First Baptist Church of Arkadelphia where she was a member of the Special
Friends Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her father, Dale
Malcom, and stepfather, Ardell "Pop" Horne.
Survivors include: Her mother, Geneva Horne of Arkadelphia; and several
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Rose Hedge Cemetery in
Gurdon with Rev. Rex Horne officiating. Burial will be under the direction
of Horne Funeral Home of Gurdon.
Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Douglas C. Plummer
Douglas C. Plummer, 91, of Fort Smith died April 4, 2001. He was the
retired original owner of Plummer Furniture and Upholstering, a World War
II Air Force veteran and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He was the
widower of Cleo A. Plummer.
Survivors include: A daugther, Glenda Aldridge Lairamore of Arkadelphia;
a son, Damon Plummer of Fort Smith; two sisters Imogene Watkins of Florida
and Melba Burgess of Pittsburgh, Penn.; a brother, Horace Plummer of Tyler,
Texas; and a granddaughter, Alison Donnell.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17, in Edwards Funeral Home
chapel at Fort Smith with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers
will be Keith, Chris, Danny, Brad and Larry Plummer and Freelin Castleberry.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 3619 N. 6th Dt., Fort
Smith, Ark. 72904.
Claribel H. Wingfield
Claribel Hall Wingfield, 101, of Arkadelphia died Aug. 8, 2001 at Baptist
Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia. She was born July 2, 1900 in Hollywood,
daughter of the late Duane and Henrietta Hall. She was a member of Center
Grove United Methodist Church and was very devoted to Davidson Campground.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Wingfield; two daughters,
Glendean Roberson and Christine Wagner; and one granddaughter, Evelyn Cash.
Survivors include: One daughter, Hazel Peters of Arkadelphia; five
sons, Dale, Austin and his wife, Merle, Ray and his wife, Hilda and Bert
and his wife, Jacque Wingfield, all of Arkadelphia; and Ezra and his wife
Laura Wingfield of Benton; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 13
great-great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; and a loving
caregiver, Ann Gray.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2001 at Third Street
Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Turner and Rev. Fred Hunter officiating.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Ruggles-Wilcox
Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be members
of the "Circle D" Camping Club.
Memorial may be made to Davidson Campground or Center Grove United
Methodist Church c/o Mrs. Tommy McCauley, 4756 Hwy. 182 W., Okolona, Ark.
71962, or a church of your choice.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 at the funeral home.
J.R. "Hutch" Hutcherson, 67, of Greenwood died Oct. 21, 2001 in Fort
Smith. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a deacon at Faith
Baptist Church in Jenny Lind.
Survivors include: His wife, Alice Hutcherson; three daughters, Donna
Marlin of Hot Springs, Tracey Lynn Murphy of Tulsa, Okla., and Valerie
Gallagher of Fort Smith; three sons, James R. Hutcherson of Whittier, Calif.,
and William P. Hutcherson and Brandon Cartwright of Greenwood; a sister,
Dolly Hutcherson of Arkadelphia; a brother, Milton Hutcherson of Dalark;
and 13 grandchildren.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Baptist Church in Jenny
Lind. Burial will be in Jenny Lind Cemetery under the direction of Fentress
Mortuary of Fort Smith.
Pallbearers are Bill Hutcherson, Brandon Cartwright, James Hutcherson,
Henry Marlin, Brian Gallagher and Brian Gallagher II.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Baptist Children\'s Home, P.O. Box
552, Little Rock, Ark. 72203.
Family visitation is 6:30-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Thurman O. Watson
Dr. Thurman O. Watson, 79, of Arkadelphia died Dec. 14, 2001 at Twin
Rivers Health and Rehab. He was born March 19, 1922 in Alton, Ill., son
ot the late Lonus and Annie Jenkins Watson. He was a professor in the education
department at Ouachita Baptist University, a member of the Kappa Delta
Pi honor society in education, he served as minister of music and education
in Baptist churches throughout the state, he sang baritone with the faculty
quartet, a member of First Baptist Church and a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include: His wife, Sue C. Watson; a daughter, Denise Sue
White of Anchorage, Alaska; a son, Bruce Watson of Tyler, Texas; a brother,
J.R. Watson of Alton, Ill.; a sister, Regina Price of Alton, Ill.; and
four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home with
Dr. Paul Root and Jeff Root officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memoiral
Pallbearers will be Bill Hurley, Bill Vining Jr., Ralph Ford, John
Small, Charles Wright and Phil Hardin.
Memorials may be made to Resurrection Ministries, P.O. Box 4396, Tyler,
Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Willie H. Garner
Willie H. Garner, 87, of Amity died Dec. 13, 2001. She was born March
30, 1914, daughter of the late Burkett Green and Viola Anderson Green.
She was a member of Bethsaida Church of Christ, and the widow of Manuel
E. Garner. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph Edwin Garner.
Survivors include: Her daughter Fern Lambert of Amity, two grandchildren,
Treva Henthorn of Glenwood and Terry Lambert of Amity; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Saturday in Davis-Smith Funeral Home chapel in Glenwood
with Rev. John McAnally officiating. Burial was in Jones Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were the staff of Twin Rivers Health and Rehab
Mike Dempster, 49, of Camden died Dec. 14, 2001. He was the son of
the late Mr. and Mrs. George Dempster. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist
Church of Camden and a Shelter Insurance agent.
Survivors include: His wife, Maryetta Dempster of Camden; a son, John
Dempster of North Little Rock; two daughters, Jennifer Dempster and Kimberly
Dempster of Arkadelpiha; a stepson, Jamie Sharp of Hot Springs; a stepdaughter,
Sonya Sharp of Camden; three brothers, George Dempster of Dallas, Texas,
Robert Dempster of North Little Rock and Thomas Dempster of San Francisco,
Calif.; and a sister, Suzy Shackleford of Bee Branch.
Funeral was today at Immanuel Baptist Church in Camden. Burial was
in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Proctor Funeral Home.
Billy A. Barentine
Billy Andrew Barentine, 65, of Bismarck died Dec. 15, 2001 at Twin
Rivers Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Sept. 24, 1936 at
Kirby, son of the late Norman C. and Virgie Craig Barentine. He was the
owner-operator of an auto parts business, a former volunteer EMT and paramedic
and a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include: His wife, Barbara Wade Barentine; two sons, Tim
Barentine of Meadow Vista, Calif., and Wally Tripp of Auburn, Calif.; four
daughters, Linda Hodges, Lori Nieves and Lisa Best of Bismarck and Deanna
Tripp of Auburn, Calif.; two brothers, Marvin Barentine of Oregon and Richard
Barentine of Arkansas; two sisters, Kathy Milsap of Washington and Alma
Sue Lang of Bismarck; and 16 grandchildren.
Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral
Home with Rev. Bobby Looper officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.
Family visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Mary R. Keys
Mary Estella Brown Ross Keys, 88, died Dec. 14, 2001 at Arkansas Health
Center. She was born in Clark County July 25, 1913, daughter of the late
Joe Ted and Nettie Francis Scott Brown. She was a longtime member of First
Baptist Church of Gurdon, a member of Lake Hamilton Baptist Church and
a past worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star. She was the widow of
Jewel "Jack" Ross and Clarke Keys.
Survivors include: A daughter, Betty Beaver; a son, Jack Ross; a sister,
Doris Wright of Hot Springs; three brothers, Harvey Brown of Hot Springs,
Kenneth Brown of Arlington, Texas, and Howard Brown of Texarkana, Texas;
and 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandsons.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Horne Funeral Home chapel in Gurdon
with Phillip Brown officiating. Burial will be in Easley Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Lake Hamilton Baptist Church, 5963 Central
Ave., Hot Springs, Ark. 71913 or to Easley Cemetery.
Sarah M. Scarlett
Sarah Mae Scarlett, 86, of Sparkman died Dec. 14, 2001 in Twin Rivers
Health and Rehab. She was born May 16, 1915 at Sparkman, daughter of the
late Elbert and Beatrice Russell Scarlett. She was a retired nurse and
a member of First Baptist Church of Sparkman.
Survivors include: A brother, Pat Scarlett of Fordyce; and several
nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was today in Rock Springs Cemetery with Rev. Wade
Totty officiating. Burial was under the direction of Benton Funeral Home
Esther Guinn, 85, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Hot Springs died
Dec. 11, 2001. She was born Aug. 30, 1916 in Hot Springs, daughter of the
late Isaac and Crissie Martin. she was a homemaker and a member of Greenwood
Baptist Church of Hot Springs.
Survivors include: A son, Lawrence Guinn of Overland Park, Kan.; three
daughters, Ernestine Warthon of Kansas City, Mo., Rosetta Lacefield of
Hot Springs and Norway Guinn of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Connie Morgan
of Chicago, Ill.; and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral was today in Greenwood Baptist Church with Rev. Thomas Nolen
officiating. Burial was in Guinn Cemetery at Hot Springs under the direction
of Mitchell Funeral Home of Arkadelphia.
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