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PAUL STEPHEN DENNIS, SR.

Paul Stephen Dennis, Sr., 47, of Leslie and formerly of El Dorado, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, in Leslie. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Young's Funeral Directors. The family will be at the home of Preston and Pearolee Dennis, No. 8 Colony East, and at the home of Sue Williams, 1713 Champagnolle.

INEZ M. MATTHEWS

Inez M. Matthews, 83, of El Dorado, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at Medical Center of South Arkansas following a lengthy illness.

Born Jan. 26, 1919, in Camden, she was the daughter of Ernest and Tressie Draper Beckwith. A homemaker, she was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and the VFW Auxillary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Thomas Matthews and her parents.

Survivors include four sons, Raymond and Marilyn Matthews of Norphlet; Donald and Joy Matthews of Bossier City, La.; Jimmy and Linda Matthews of Independence, Kan.; and Al Matthews of El Dorado; three daughters, Paula S. Lee of El Dorado; Sylvia and Jeff Selman of Russellville; and Kay and Roger Springston of Iola, Kan.; one sister, Margie Murphy of Calion; one brother, Randy Pickett of Deaksville, Ala.; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. David O'Dell officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home of El Dorado.

The family will receive friends at Bailey Funeral Home from 6 until 9 p.m. this evening.

SAMMIE LEE HILL, SR.

Sammie "Sam" Lee Hill, Sr., 70, of El Dorado, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at his home.

Born May 3, 1932 in Magnolia, he was the son of Sam and Maggie Jones Hill. A member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired employee of Jet Asphalt Co.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Pat Hill, of El Dorado; his stepmother, Josephine Hill, of El Dorado; one son, Sammie Hill, Jr., of Hot Springs; seven brothers, Robert Hill and Theotis Hill, both of Camden, Larry Jamerson, of Magnolia, Carl Lee Hill, of St. Louis, Mo., Norman Jamerson and Othello Jamerson, both of Rockville, Ill., and William Jamerson, of Charleston, S.C.; four sisters, Palice Hill, of Camden, Patsy Hill, of Los Angeles, and Ruby Abbot and Dorothy McLid, both of Denver, Colo.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Barry Dobson officiating. Burial will follow at New Bethel Cemetery in Magnolia under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home, Inc.

Viewing times will be from 1 until 5 p.m. today and from 8 until 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.

IRA DELL LAMPKIN

Ira Dell Lampkin, 67, of Oakland, Calif., formerly of El Dorado, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland.

Born Feb. 5, 1935, in El Dorado, she was the daughter of Willie Mayweather and Dossie Mae Armstrong. She was a retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service with 26 years of service and a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include one son, Reginald Dillard, of Oakland; her mother, Dossie Mae Armstrong, of Junction City; 10 brothers, John Mayweather and ElmerMayweather, both of El Dorado; J.D. Armstrong, of Junction City; Maceo Mayweather, of Smackover; Arthur Williams, of Three Creeks; Kenneth Mayweather, of Calion; Jewel Mayweather, of Hampton; James A. Mayweather, of Little Rock; Earl Mayweather, of Milwaukee; and Charles Mayweather, of Chicago; four sisters, Corretha Andrews and Mary Ann Eutsey, both of El Dorado; Marilyn Stevens, of Smackover; and Christie Lee Mayweather, of Glendale, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Morning Star Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Townsend officiating. Burial will follow at Morning Star Cemetery under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home, Inc.

There will be no public visitation or viewing at the funeral home.

LOIS NASH SNOWDEN

Lois Nash Snowden, 74, of El Dorado, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at Hillsboro Manor Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Young's Funeral Directors.

SARAH G. BURNETT
Published 6/21/2000
A memorial service for Sarah Grace Burnett, 39, of Warren, will be at 2 p.m today at Frazer's Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Stanley officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery near Wilmar under the direction of Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren.

HENRY L. JENKINS

Henry Love Jenkins, 66, of North Little Rock, died Sunday, June 18 [2000].

Born in Longview, Texas, he was the son of George and Allie Jenkins. He was a 1952 graduate of El Dorado High School, a graduate of Southern State College of Magnolia and a carpenter. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ann Thornton.

Survivors include his partner, Joann Swift of North Little Rock; a son, Barry Jenkins of North Little Rock; three daughters, Becky Jenkins of El Dorado, Kem Morales of San Antonio, Texas and Lori Ford of Greenbrier; a brother, Dr. James Jenkins of Mt. Ida; and two sisters, Sarah Ward of Little Rock and Ruby Pennington of El Dorado.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today in Little Rock National Cemetery under the direction of Huson Funeral Home.

WILLIAM D. MOORE JR.

William Dempsey Moore Jr., 82, of Little Rock, died Sunday, June 18 [2000].

Born July 24, 1917, in Pittsburg, Texas, he was the son of Willliam Dempsey and Mattie Lee Simmons Moore. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas, in 1940. He taught at Old Union School in Union County, and later served as principal, biology, and math teacher at Mt. Holly School. In 1942, he began working for Lion Chemical and later Monsanto in El Dorado. He worked for Monsanto for 42 years. In 1966, Moore was elected to the Arkansas State Senate, where he served for 28 years, retiring in January of 1995. He worked for legislation to establish schools of nursing in Arkansas, to reduce the workweek for firemen, to provide workers compensation for employees of cities, counties and school districts, and to raise pensions for retired State Police. He served as chairman of the Legislative Council and as President ProTem in 1983 and 1984, and was chairman of the Insurance and Commerce committee for 10 years. He also served on the Health, Welfare, and Labor committee. He and his wife, Juanita, moved to Little Rock in 1994 after his retirement from the Senate. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Evelyn Moore Stafford and Melba Moore; and a brother, Howard Victor Moore.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Moore; three sons, William Moore III of Houston, Texas, David Moore of Little Rock and Richard Moore of Lubbock, Texas; a daughter, Janis Moore Lentz of Mercedes, Texas; and four grandchildren.

Private memorial services will be held Wednesday with the Dr. David Bush officiating. Memorials may be made to Baptist School of Nursing, Baptist Health Foundation, 9601 Interstate 6301, Exit 7, Little Rock, AR, 72205 or UCA Department of Nursing, 201 Donaghey, Conway, AR, 72035. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home

JOHN QUIMBY
Published 6/21/2000
Funeral for John Quimby, 58, of 321 Riverside Lane, will be at 2 p.m. today in Young's Chapel with the Revs. Orville Clark and Paul Loyd officiating. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery in Bradley County under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to Ouachita County Medical Center, Doctors Home Care & Hospice, 638 California SW, Camden, AR, 71701; or Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Jeanne Bender, 941 Huttig Highway, Strong, AR, 71765. The family will be at 321 Riverside Lane.

MARY L. WEIDO

Mary Lee Weido, 95, of 534 Meadow Lane, died Monday, June 19, [2000] at her residence.

Born Oct. 9, 1904, in Rosebud, Texas, she was the daughter of Jesse and Mary Buster Caddess. She was a homemaker and member of Bible Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Weido; five sisters, Ethel Brockenbush, Winnie Caddess, Thelma Dobbins, Ruth Yendry and Edna Kennedy; seven brothers, Marvin, George, Jesse, Bob and Earl Caddess; and Hugh and Hubert Edmondson.

Survivors include three daughters; Sue Payne of Rowlette, Texas; JoAnn Weido of El Dorado and Frances Sargent of El Dorado; two sons, Marvin Weido and George Weido, both of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and two great-great- grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bible Baptist Church with the Revs. J.D. Weido, Marvin Weido and Bob Weido officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Rumph-Owers Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Bible Baptist Church Building Fund. 

WANDA A. WEST
Published 6/21/2000
Funeral for Wanda Alice Smith West, 73, of Farmerville, La., will be at 10 a.m. today at Mt. Union Baptist Church near Spearsville, La. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville.

RAY M. GIVENS JR.

Ray Mack Givens, of Bearden, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001.

He was a retired brick mason.

Survivors include a son, Michael Givens of El Dorado; a daughter, Deborah Gifford of El Dorado; a brother, Gerald Givens of Camden; three sisters, Mary Lou Ponder of Camden, Erleen Smith of Bearden and Muriel Cook of Conroe, Texas; and one grandchild.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Sardis Cemetery in Sparkman. Burial will be under the direction of Proctor Funeral Home of Camden.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

L.W. LAND

L.W. Land, 77, of El Dorado, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Funeral Home. 

JAMES D. NASH

James Doyle Nash, 62, of El Dorado, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at his residence.

Born Nov. 2, 1938, in El Dorado, he was the son of Dorris Benson and Maudell Gregory Nash. He was a former drilling engineer and a consultant for Golden Engineering of Houston. He was a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Lievois of Houston, Texas; a son, Gregory James Nash of Houston; a brother, Ben Gregory Nash of El Dorado; and four grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Old Union Cemetery with the Rev. Clay Hale officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors. 

SHELLIE G. PEACOCK

Shellie G. Peacock, 94, of Little Rock, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001.

Born Jan. 16, 1907, in Bevins, Texas, he was a retired barber and a 32nd degree Mason, Shriner, and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Florence I. Peacock.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Huffines Baptist Church in Atlanta, Texas.

Visitation will be at 7 p.m. today at Hanner Funeral Home of Atlanta, Texas. Local arrangements are under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth Funeral Home of Little Rock.

BERTHA P. VAN HOOK

Bertha Parks Van Hook, 76, of El Dorado, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Medical Center of South Arkansas.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Parkers Chapel First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Brown officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.

The family will be at 3609 Oleta in Parkers Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

ARLIS VINES

Arlis Vines, 81, of Village, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana, Texas, after an automobile accident in Magnolia. Arrangements will be announced by Marks Funeral Home of Magnolia.

BERTHA WILLIAMS

Bertha Williams, 97, of Mt. Holly, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at Medical Center of South Arkansas. Arrangements will be announced by Marks Funeral Home of Magnolia.


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