Miscellaneous Union County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Published April 19, 2001

CORDEAN M. BLACKMAN

Funeral for Cordean Mason Blackman, 78, of El Dorado, will be at 10 a.m. today at Rumph-Owers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Williams officiating. Burial will be in Smyrna Cemetery under the direction of Rumph-Owers Funeral Home.

ROBERT L. HAYES

Robert Leo Hayes, 77, formerly of El Dorado, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Born in 1924 in Junction City, he was the son of Alsie and Rose Sumners Hayes. He graduated from Union School. He served in the military and worked for CBS in Los Angeles for a number of years prior to retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Mattie Rushing Hayes; and a brother, William Roddy Hayes.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Hayes of Las Vegas; a daughter, Cheryl Hayes of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Jean Lonigro of Spring Hill, La.; and two brothers, Jack S. Hayes of Texas City, Texas, and Joe A. Hayes of Jackson, Tenn.

Funeral will be Thursday in Las Vegas, and burial will be in Los Angeles, Calif.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

ALICE I. HURST

Alice Inez Hurst, 89, died Friday, April 13, 2001. 

Born Dec. 7, 1911, in Oil City, La., she was the daughter of Van Hardin and Alice Hardin Reilley. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, where she participated in the Tuesday and Thursday afternoon activities. She also attended Three Creeks Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Rufus Hardin; a sister, Leone Hardin Hicks; and a grandson, Fred Marcus Hurst.

Survivors include three sons, Rex Donald Hurst of El Dorado, David Ronald "Buddy" Hurst of Branson, Mo., and Richard Lynn Hurst of League City, Texas; two daughters, Patsy Jean Hurst Honeycutt of Spring, Texas, and Barbara Ann Hurst of Alpharetta, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Immanuel Baptist Church with the Revs. Greg Johnson and Charles Ainsworth officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.

There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 701 S.W. Ave., El Dorado, Ark., 71730; or Three Creeks Baptist Church, 8772 Haynesville Hwy., Junction City, Ark., 71749.

JUEY A. MASON

Juey Albert Mason, 78, of Junction City, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Junction City Health and Rehab Center.

Born Jan. 14, 1923, in Union County, he was the son of Benjamin F. and Trudie Hayes Mason. He was a farmer, a furniture repairman and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include a sister, Tiny Hunt of Junction City.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rumph-Owers Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Darrell Jones and Dale Shirey officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery under the direction of Rumph-Owers Funeral Home.

The family will be at the Tiny Hunt residence, 5264 Wesson Road, Junction City. Memorials may be made to the Hopewell Cemetery Fund.

ELVA P. SHADDIX

Elva Pope Donaldson Shaddix, 83, of El Dorado, and formerly of Birmingham, Ala., died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Beverly Health Care. Arrangements will be under the direction of Miller Funeral Home of Oxford, Ala.

HAZEL J. SMITH

Hazel J. Manning Smith, 82, of Detroit, Mich., and formerly of Union County, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, in Detroit.

Born March 12, 1919, she was the daughter of John and Gussie McCree Manning. She served as a national evangelist among many other positions within the state and local church. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Otis; and three sisters, Mary Norman, Lena Mae Riley and Helen Fields.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Ann Evans of Milwaukee, Wis.; two brothers, Elder Jack Manning of El Dorado and Elder Paul Manning of Huttig; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was held Saturday, April 14, at Greater Metropolitan Church of God in Christ in Detroit.

VIDA B. WALSH

Vida B. Walsh, 84, of El Dorado, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Medical Center of South Arkansas. Arrangements will be announced by Sims Mortuary.

JAMES S. HANRY

James S. Hanry, 85, of New Albany, Miss., died Saturday, May 6 [2000], at his residence.

Born April 30, 1915, in El Dorado, he was a retired insurance agent and a former band director for W.P. Daniel High School and a former choir director at First United Methodist Church, where he was a member.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Rogers Hanry of Jackson, Miss.; two daughters, Jamie and Betsy Hanry, both of Jackson; and a sister, Lucy Fitts of Hartford, Conn.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at United Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Leslie Nabors and Giles Lindley officiating. Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. today in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of United Funeral Service. Local arrangements are under the direction of Rumph-Owers Mortuary.

MAXWELL C. HUMPHRIES

Maxwell Colin Humphries, 73, of Livingston, Texas, died Tuesday, May 2 [2000], at his home in Livingston.

Born Feb. 14, 1927, in Lawson, he was the son of Gordon and Mary Ward Humphries. He served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Seale Humphries of Livingston; a son, Mike Humphries of Sante Fe, Texas; a daughter, Gail Luster of Sante Fe; a brother, Thomas Humphries of Admore, Okla.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services were held Friday, May 5, in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska with the Rev. Keefe Cropper officiating. Burial was under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home of Livingston, Texas.

JOHN H. LANE

John Henry Lane, 59, died Sunday, May 7 [2000], at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

Born Jan. 28, 1941, in Drew County, he was the son of the late Ivy "Duck" and Willie Lane. He was retired from the Safeway grocery chain and Harvest Foods Grocery, was a member of UFSCW, a cattle farmer and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by a sister, Regina "Pettey" Knight.

Survivors include a son, John R.W. Lane of Kingsland; two daughters, Teneta Lane Keeling of Hermitage and Andrea Lane Laws of Hampton; a brother, Wilbert Burr of Mayflower; five sisters, Johnnie Reed of Warren, Texas, Irene Sanders of Monticello, Lorene Rouch of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nancy Burr of Albuquerque, N.M., and Nora Jean Wyles of Little Rock; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Worbington officiating. Burial will be in Campground Cemetery under the direction of Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home.

JEAN PURIFOY

Jean Purifoy, 63, of 2506 Ripley, died Sunday, May 7 [2000], at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.

Born Dec. 21, 1936, in Albany, Ga., she was the daughter of the lare Dudley H. and Gladdis Harrell Taylor Manning. She was a retired sales clerk for Rainbow Food Mart and a member of the Assembly of God faith.

Survivors include her husband, Royce Purifoy Sr. of El Dorado; three sons, Garland Randall Bobbitt of Tennessee, Johnny Hugh Bobbitt and Royce Lynn Purifoy Jr., both of El Dorado; five daughters, Mary Jean Bobbitt Burian of Shreveport, La., Debra Ruth Bobbitt Pearson of Smackover; Donna Kathleen Bobbitt Spencer, Billie Marlene Purifoy Oliver and Charla Elaine Purifoy Blakesley, all of El Dorado; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Young's Chapel with the Rev. Terry Burke officiating. Burial will be in Parkers Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.

The family will be at 2506 Ripley. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, P.O. Drawer 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203-9984.

ROY H. THOMASON

Funeral for Roy Herman Thomason, 77, of Warren, will be at 2 p.m. today at Frazer's Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Frazer's Funeral Home in Warren.
[May 10, 2000]

Obituaries for Monday, Oct. 16, 2000

JAMES L. CLINGAN

Funeral for James Lee Clingan, 84, of Chidester, will be at 10 a.m. today in Proctor Chapel with the Rev. Bill Ponder officiating. Burial will be in Chidester Cemetery under the direction of Proctor Funeral Home in Camden.

SHARON CUMMINGS

Graveside service for Sharon Cummings, 52, of Denton, Texas, and formerly of Camden, will be at 2 p.m. today in Memorial Park Cemetery in Camden under the direction of DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton.

Memorials may be made to the Sharon Cummings Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Denton Public Schools, P.O. Box 2387, Denton, TX 76202.

PAULINE M. GILMORE

Pauline Matthews Gilmore, 78, of Huttig, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at her residence, following a lengthy illness.

Arrangements will be announced by Rumph-Owers Funeral Home.

The family will be at the Jerry Langston residence, 2962 Dollar Junction Road, in Huttig.

JOHN C. HICKS

Funeral for John Clay Hicks, 58, of Camden, will be at 2 p.m. today at Faith Baptist Church in Harmony Grove. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery near Holly Springs under the direction of Proctor Funeral Home in Camden.

Memorials may be made to Birch Tree, American Heart Association or the Asthma Association.

FRED A. MILLS

Funeral for Fred A. Mills, 78, of Warren, will be at 10 a.m. today in Frazer's Chapel with the Rev. Waymon Mann officiating. Burial will be in Garrison Cemetery under the direction of Frazer's Funeral Home in Warren.

AUBREY C. NIX

Funeral for Aubrey Clifton Nix, 82, of Magnolia, and formerly of Waldo, will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Magnolia with David Watkins and Paul Bullock officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home in Magnolia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or The Gideons International, P.O. Box 945, Magnolia, AR 71754-0945.

KATHLEEN PIPKIN

Kathleen Pipkin, 81, of El Dorado, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at her residence.

Arrangements will be announced by Rumph-Owers Funeral Home.

PEARL E. ROBERSON

Pearl E. Roberson, 87, of El Dorado, and formerly of Junction City, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Medical Center of South Arkansas.

Born Feb. 16, 1913, in Junction City, she was the daughter of Henry Allen and Susan Jane Beaty Lowery. She was a homemaker and a member of Scotland Presbyterian Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher.

She was a member of the Scotland Home Demonstration Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Roberson; four brothers; three sisters; and a granddaughter, Lisa Strauss.

Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Frachiseur of El Dorado; three sons, Leo Roberson of Mt. Vernon, Mo., Kenneth A. Roberson of Arkadelphia and Gerald Roberson of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; three sisters, Maude Fletcher of Arkansas City, Vera Gaskin of Dubach, La., and Maggie Lou Nixon of Shreveport, La.; 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2::30 p.m. today at Scotland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Francis Thom officiating, assisted by the Rev. Andy Channer. Burial will be in Scotland Cemetery under the direction of Rumph-Owers Funeral Home.

The family will be at the Frachiseur residence, 178 Pleasant Grove Road.

RAYMOND C. SIMS

Funeral for Raymond Carroll Sims, 72, of New Edinburg, will be at 4 p.m. today in Frazer's Chapel. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery near New Edinburg under the direction of Frazer's Funeral Home in Warren.

Memorials may be sent to Williams Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.

HAZEL G. TAUNTON

Hazel Graves Taunton, 88, of El Dorado, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Medical Center of South Arkansas.

Born July 29, 1912, in Union County, she was the daughter of George Lawson Graves and Aurelia Baker Graves. She was a homemaker and an active member of First Baptist Church, where she was president of her Sunday School class. She was a life-long resident of Union County.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Carlos Taunton.

Survivors include a son, Larry Graves Taunton of McKinney, Texas; a daughter, Kay Taunton Major of Little Rock; and four grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today in Young's Chapel. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 200 W. Main St., El Dorado, AR 71730 or Bible Study Fellowship.

JIMMIE A. WILLIAMS

Funeral for Jimmie A. Williams, 70, of Warren, will be at 2 p.m. today in Frazer's Chapel. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Frazer's Funeral Home in Warren.

Memorials may be made to Central Missionary Baptist Church.


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