Miscellaneous Union County, Arkansas Obituaries

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BIRDIE BRASWELL
Birdie Braswell, 95, of Wake Village, Texas, formerly of El Dorado, died Saturday, Feb. 7  [1998], in a Texarkana hospital.
Born Aug. 30, 1902, in El Dorado, she was the daughter of George Thomas and Zula I. Combes. She was a homemaker and a member of Hardy Memorial Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis O. Braswell and a son, John Proctor Braswell.
Survivors include a son, George T. Braswell of Baton Rouge, La.; two daughters, Mary Hayes Pickett of El Dorado and Opal Martin of Wake Village; ten grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Monday in East Memorial Gardens with Dr. Dave Meadows officiating. Burial was under the direction of East Funeral Home of Texarkana.

ADELL DANIELS
Funeral for Adell Daniels, 87, of Hillsboro Nursing Home, formerly of Strong, will be at 2:30 p.m. today  [December 5, 1998] at Shiloh Baptist Church in Strong with the Revs. D.J. Buffington and James F. Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until noon.

PATSY E. HAYES
Funeral for Patsy E. Hayes, 101, of 804 Ouachita St., will be at 11 a.m. today at Andrews Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. E.A. Porchia officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until time of funeral.

CLARENCE E. PEACE
Clarence Edmon Peace, 72, of Kelso, Wash., died Friday, Feb. 6  [1998], at her residence.
Born Jun. 19, 1925, in El Dorado, he was the son of Charlie and Susie (Greenlee) Peace. He moved to Washington from Arkansas in 1946. He worked for Weyerhaeuser Mill B & Prestock & The Bradwood Mill.
Survivors include two stepsons, Byron Hoglund of Prineville, Ore. and Bruce Quesnoy of Kent, Wash.; a daughter, Beverly A. Ramey of Longview, Wash.; a stepdaughter, Linda K. Blaylock of Longview; a brother, Lavelle Peace of El Dorado; a sister, Corneal Johnston of El Dorado; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.
A private service is to be held in Washington.
Another service will be held in El Dorado at a later date. Arrangements by American Burial and Cremation Services at Dahl-McVicker Funeral Home of Kelso, Wash.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Union Baptist Church in El Dorado or Twentieth Ave. Baptist Church in Longview, Wash.

NATHAN PRIMM
Nathan Primm, 58, of Louann, died Tuesday, Feb. 3  [1998], at his home.
He was born March 31, 1939, in Louann.
Survivors include his mother, Nathada Davis of Louann.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Good Home Baptist Church in Louann with the Rev. Edgar Bowie officiating. Funeral will be in Jones Cemetery under the direction of Williams Funeral Home.

GUFFIE ABSON
The Rev. Guffie "G.F." Abson, 86, died Tuesday, Dec. 1  [1998].
He was a retired laborer with Georgia Pacific.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Springhill Baptist Church in Oakland, La. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Union Funeral Home in Farmerville, La.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

MARY D. CHARLES
Mary D, Charles, 89, of Bay City, Mich., died Tuesday, Dec. 1  [1998], in the Carriage House in Bay City. 
Born March 6, 1909, in Spearsville, La., she was the daughter of Elijah and Mary Ann Jones. A graduate of Grambling College, she received a degree in elementary education and taught school in Union Parish for 38 years. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where she served as Sunday school teacher and youth director. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George Allen Charles; a daughter, Kara Bragg; and a grandson, Greg Bragg.
Survivors include a son, George C. Charles of Essexville, Mich.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Spearsville with the Rev. Jesse Charles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary.

DELL HATFIELD
Dell Hatfield, 75, of 1202 Hinson Road, died Thursday, Dec. 3  [1998], in Junction City Nursing Home.
Born Aug. 17, 1923, in Wesson, she was the daughter of John Marcus and Annie Mae Linder Caldwell. She was employed by the El Dorado News-Times in advertising sales and was a member of Southside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Dale Watson; three sisters and a brother.
Survivors include her husband, Giles Clark Hatfield of El Dorado; a stepson, Giles Ray Hatfield of Magnolia; two daughters, Kathleen Nixon of Parkers Chapel and Kathy McManus of El Dorado; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church with Dr. Bubba Smith and Bubba Nixon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family will be at the Kathy McManus residence, 831 S. Washington.
Memorials may be made to West Side Christian School Gym Fund, 2400 W. Hillsboro, or Parkers Chapel School Building Fund.

GILBERTINE A. LEOPARD
Gilbertine Adams Leopard, 85, of Calion, died Friday, Dec. 4  [1998].
Born Dec. 15, 1912, in Champagnolle, she was the daughter of William Early and Annis Terrel Giles Adams. She was a homemaker and a member of Calion Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Glen Nash.
Survivors include three sons, Beryle Leopard and Thomas Leopard, both of Calion, and Dwight Nash of Daggett, Calif; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Champagnolle Cemetery with the Revs. Gordie Givens and Kenneth Blackwell officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors. 

PATSY STACKHOUSE
Patsy Ann Stackhouse, 59, of Ringgold, La., died Wednesday, Dec. 2  [1998], in Bossier City, La.
Born Oct. 11, 1939, in Lake Dick, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Tyler Wayne Stackhouse.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph Stackhouse of Ringgold; a son, Scott Stackhouse of El Dorado; a sister, Janie Orton of Crossett; three brothers, Otto Sanders of Camden, Richard Sanders of Dallas, Texas, and Charles Sanders of Ringgold; and two grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Stephens Church of Christ in Stevens under the direction of Rose-Neath Marshall.

GRANT WILEY
Grant "Tip" Wiley, of 1119 Pine St., died Friday, Dec. 4  [1998], at his residence.
Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Funeral Home.

C.F. WILLIAMS
Funeral for C.F. "Roe" Williams, 78, of Ypsilanti, Mich. and formerly of El Dorado, will be at 11 a.m. today [December 5, 1998] at Zion Watch Baptist Church with the Rev. D.R. Dredd officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.

JAMES MAJOR-WILLIS
Funeral for James Lamar Major-Willis, 39, of 1309 E. Cedar, will be at 2:30 p.m. today [December 5, 1998] at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Strong with the Rev. Dewayne Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.
The family will be at the Shirley Shelton residence, Aurelle Road in Strong.

STACY A. WILLIS
Funeral for Stacy Allen Willis, 27, of 1309 E. Cedar, will be at 2:30 p.m. today [December 5, 1998] at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Strong. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.
The family will be at the Shirley Shelton residence, Aurelle Road in Strong.

LOTTIE HERRING
Lottie "Pat" Herring, 80, of 1700 Short Hillsboro, died Tuesday, April 27  [1999], in a local nursing home.
Born June 17, 1918, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Annis Lostrum and Lola Larson, her twin.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Alice Johnson of Monroe, La., Juanita Leverette of West Memphis, and Laura Kay Johnston of El Dorado; two sons, Lonnie Ray Herring of San Bernadino, Calif., and Lonnie L. Herring Jr. of Parchman, Miss.; a brother, Arthur M. Spencer of Jackson, Miss.; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lonnie Herring Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Camp Ground Cemetery in Monticello under the direction of Rumph-Owers Funeral Home.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family will be at the Herring residence, 607 Garland.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark United Methodist Church.

TOMMIE L. HUBLEY
Funeral for Tommie Lou Hubley, 72, of 1414 North St., will be at 10 a.m. today [April 29, 1999] at West Side Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.
The family will be at 1414 North St.
Memorials may be made to West Side Baptist Church Building Fund, 2400 W. Hillsboro, El Dorado, Ark., 71730.

CHARLES L. HUGHES
Charles L. Hughes, 77, of Cherokee Village, died Sunday, April 25  [1999], in North East Arkansas Hospital.
Born Nov. 11, 1921 in Mississippi, he was the son of Phillip and Mary Little Hughes. He was a chemical worker for Monsanto, a member of Local No. 12 at Monsanto and Local No. 553 in Centralia, Ill., and a member of the First Baptist Church, Cherokee Village. He was a past member of the Lions Club. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Velma Pauline Hughes of Cherokee Village; and a sister, Sadie Word of Salem, Ill.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Young's Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, John Dews, Memorial Chairman, P.O. Box 992, El Dorado, Ark., 71730; or American Lung Association of Arkansas, 211 Natural Resources Drive., Little Rock, Ark.

MARY N. McHANEY
Mary Nan McHaney, 72, of Smackover, died Tuesday, April 27  [1999], at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. 
Born July 20, 1926, in Homer, La., she was the daughter of O.L. and Rose Bibby James. She was the owner/operator of McHaney Jewelry, a member of the Joy Club, the Rosa King Sunday School Class and First Baptist Church of Smackover. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, William Riley McHaney Jr.
Survivors include a son, William R. McHaney of Benton; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Smackover with Dr. Bob Parsley officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.
The family will be at 211 W. 15th St., Smackover.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency.

JACKIE STEPHENS SR.
Jackie Stephens Sr., 58, of West Monroe, La., died Monday, April 26  [1999], in West Monroe.
Born Nov. 22, 1940, in Urbana, he was the son of Albert Lee and Zelma McGough Stephens. He was a self-employed carpenter, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Stephens; a sister, Joann Stephens; and a half-sister, Helen Stephens.
Survivors include two sons, Jackie Stephens Jr., of El Dorado and Fred Allen Stephens of Fayetteville; a daughter, Helen Ann Stephens of Magnolia; four stepsons, James H. Langston of Parkers Chapel, Ricky E. Langston of Strong, Kenneth Langston of El Dorado, and Jerry L. Langston of Strong; a stepdaughter, Pamela L. Langston of Mt. Holly; a brother, Buddy Stephens of Crossett; three half-brothers, Dale Stephens, Allen Stephens and the Rev. A.L. Stephens of El Dorado; two grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Urbana Cemetery with the Rev. A.L. Stephens officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Rumph-Owers Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Strong.
The family will be at the Iberia Black residence in Urbana.
Memorials may be made to Union Chapel Baptist Church, Strong.

WILLIAM W. WALLINGSFORD
William Wilson Fowler Wallingsford, 79, of Emerson, died Monday, April 26  [1999].
He was a member of the Cullendale Assembly of God. He was preceded in death by his wife, Luttie Wallingsford; and two sisters, Elizabeth Davis and Nonie Mae Perry.
Survivors include a sister, Sue Bass of Bearden; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Proctor Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Moss Hill Cemetery under the direction of Proctor Funeral Home.

JAMES L. ATWELL JR.
James L. Atwell Jr., 44, of 263 Joyce Drive, died Thursday, April 29  [1999], in a motor vehicle accident.
Arrangements will be announced by Young's Funeral Directors.

BEATRICE HILL
Beatrice Hill, 82, of 403 1/2 W. Beech St., died Wednesday, April 28  [1999], at Medical Center of South Arkansas.
Born Oct. 7, 1916, in Junction City, she was the daughter of Allen and Eliza Mosley. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Hill.
Survivors include a son, Lawrence Hill of El Dorado; four daughters, Audrey Williams and Ruby Calime of El Dorado, Sarah Johnson of Junction City and Annie Armstrong of Kansas City, Mo.; 26 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Samuel Collins officiating. Burial will be in Community Cemetery in Junction City under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today and from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family will be at 403 1/2 W. Beech St.

ETHEL A. MORGAN
Ethel Alice Morgan, 99, of 1200 Trinity, Apt. No. 16, died Wednesday, April 28  [1999], at her home.
Born July 20, 1899, in Mulkeytown, Ill., she was the daughter of Bennett and Anna Zimmer Edwards. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Flora Golliher.
Survivors include a grandchild.
Graveside serviced will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale, Ill. Burial will be under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home of Christopher, Ill. Local arrangements were by Young's Funeral Directors.

MARY A. PYLE
Graveside services for Mary Ann Griffin Pyle, 81, of Gladewater, Texas, and formerly of El Dorado, will be at 1 p.m. today in Parkers Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Don Beebe officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Croley Funeral Home of Gladewater.

EARNEST ROSS
Earnest Ross, 83, of 809 Louis St., died Thursday, April 29, at Medical Center of South Arkansas.
Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Funeral Home.
The family will be at 2214 Houston St.

JACKIE STEPHENS SR.
Graveside services for Jackie Stephens Sr., 58, of West Monroe, La., will be at 11 a.m. today in Urbana Cemetery with the Rev. A.L. Stephens officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Rumph-Owers Funeral Home.
The family will be at the Iberia Black residence in Urbana.

IRIS I. WILSON
Iris Inex Ledbetter Wilson, 92, of Haynesville, La., died Thursday, April 29, in Homer, La.
Arrangements will be announced by Rumph-Owers Funeral Home.


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