Obituaries

 

Walter Melvin Sullivan

Walter Melvin Sullivan, age 87, a resident of De Queen, Arkansas, died Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at his home.

He was born September 11, 1933, in the Baker Community near Wickes, Arkansas. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in De Queen. He served in the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne Division and received the National Defense Service Medal. He was the 35th Degree Mason and served the De Queen, Gillham and Wickes Lodges. Graduated from Monticello A&M, he worked for Dierks Lumber Company, Weyerhaeuser Company and Lane Poultry/ Tyson Foods; he owned and operated the Triple S Farm and Ranch; he served as Rotary president 2000-2001 where he earned the Paul Harris Award, he received the President Award from Cossatot Community College UA Foundation 2009. He developed two sub-divisions in De Queen, Northgate and Long Meadow Drive. He served on the Board of Directors of the J. Lynn Helms Sevier County Airport and was Polk County Farm Family of the year. He also was one of the founders of First State Bank in De Queen and Sevier County Cattleman’s.

Mr. Sullivan was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Pauline Sheehan Sullivan and one brother, Harrison Sullivan.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Wanda Sullivan; one son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Sherry Sullivan; one daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Chet Cowling of De Queen; one granddaughter, Kaydee Cowling; two step grandsons, Trent Cowling and Jarod Cowling and a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside memorial services for Mr. Sullivan will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 31, 2021 at the Daniel Cemetery in Wickes with Brother Steve Copely, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 30, 2021, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in De Queen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of De Queen, P.O. Box 488, De Queen, AR 71832, Baker Cemetery 906 Hwy 278 E, Wickes 71973 or Daniel Cemetery P.O. Box 123, Wickes, AR 71973.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

 De Loyie Boone

Mr. Deloyie Boone, age 85, resident of De Queen, Arkansas, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at Bear Creek Healthcare, De Queen.

Deloyie was the youngest of six children born to William Frank and Pearl Everett Boone on February 22, 1935 in Clebit, Oklahoma. He was a 1953 graduate of Dierks High School. He married Bobbie Jean Ayers on March 7, 1975 in Idabel, Oklahoma. He and Bobbie owned and operated De’s in Horatio and later in 1981, they opened De’s Palace in De Queen. Deloyie worked many years for De Queen and Eastern/Texas, Oklahoma and Eastern Railroad, retiring as Train Master. He was a member of De Queen First Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and traveling, but most of all, he cherished the time spent with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of over 40 years, Bobbie Boone; one brother, Abe Boone; and four sisters, Nadine Hill, Ruby Upton, Polly Boone and Ruth Griffin.

Deloyie leaves to cherish his memory, four daughters and one son-in-law, Kathy and Kenneth Gabbard of De Queen, Patti Boone of De Queen, Tory Shipley of Broken Bow, and Sheryl Lane of De Queen; one son, Mark Everitt of Crossroads; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Chase Gabbard, Dana Kennedy, Bradley and Kaytlon Everitt, Amanda and Clark Whitfield, David Russell, Jason and Kayla Russell, and Chad and Courtney Klitz; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Mabel Boone of Rogers, Mary and Travis Everitt of Eustace, Texas, and Nola Fant of Texas; one brother-in-law, Sonny Ayers of Lockesburg; as well as, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral Services for Mr. Deloyie Boone will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, January 29, 2021, at the Redmen Cemetery Pavilion with Bro. Adam Key officiating. Burial will follow, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. General viewing will be held from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Thursday, at the funeral home. You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

The use of a face mask or covering will be required during your time at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the Human Society of Sevier County, P.O. Box 872, De Queen, or the Sevier County Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 746, De Queen, in Mr. Deloyie Boone’s memory.

 

 

Joseph Stephen Tugman

Joseph Stephen Tugman, age 56, a resident of New Boston, Texas died Monday, January 25, 2021, in Texarkana.

He was born August 17, 1964, in San Diego, California. Mr. Tugman worked in maintenance. He enjoyed working on vehicles, fishing and spending time with family especially with his grandchildren.

Mr. Tugman was preceded in death by his parents, Zane and Lottie Mae Collins Tugman; two brothers, Zane Tugman, Jr. and Gary Tugman; two sisters, Nancy Sullivan and Maria DeCosta.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Turner Tugman; one son and daughter-in-law, C.J. and Jessica Tugman of Horatio; one daughter, Katie Mae Mullins of De Queen; one step daughter and her fiancé, Jennifer Hilton and Kevin Luecke of Redwater, TX; one step son, Steven Burks of New Boston, TX; two sisters, Judy Downing and Betty Stiegler and a number of grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Tugman will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 29, 2021, at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Brother Homer Frachiseur officiating. Burial will follow in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home, De Queen.

General viewing for Mr. Tugman will be held from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2021, at the funeral home chapel in De Queen.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Robert Dwayne “Bodene” Gilbert

Robert Dwayne “Bodene” Gilbert, age 61, a resident of Dierks, Arkansas, died Monday, January 25, 2021, in Hot Springs AR.

He was born December 28, 1959, in Dierks, Arkansas. Mr. Gilbert was a mechanic and worked for Weyerhaeuser. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with family. He was a member of Old Union Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Wendell and Marie Louise Eudy Gilbert; two brothers, Lee Von Gilbert and Rev. J.W. Gilbert.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Parker Gilbert; four daughters, Mandy Gilbert of Murfreesboro, AR, Sarah Gilbert of Hot Springs, Ashley Schulz of Wisconsin and Stacey Piggee of Dierks; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one great grandchild on the way; three brothers, Larry Gilbert and Richard Gilbert of Lockesburg and Ronnie Gilbert of Dierks; one sister, Mary “Missy” Shepherd of Dierks and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Gilbert will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 29, 2021, at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Donnie Davis and Ray Piggee officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunshine Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home, Dierks.

General viewing for Mr. Gilbert will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2021, at the funeral home chapel in Dierks.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

Laurenza Lansdell

Laurenza Lansdell, age 79, a resident of Foreman, Arkansas, died Sunday, January 24, 2021, in Texarkana.

She was born December 6, 1941, in Panki Bok, Oklahoma. She was full blood Choctaw and a member of the Choctaw Nation and she was also a member of Winthrop Methodist Church. She loved gardening, canning, sewing, and she loved talking on the phone. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her world.

Mrs. Lansdell was preceded in death by her parents, Levi and Missie Ashalintubbi Jones; four brothers, Herman, Wilton, Jimmy and Elton Jones; two sisters, Lillian LeFlore and Kathern Kordi and one great grandbaby in heaven.

She is survived by her husband Curtis Dale Lansdell, Sr.; three children and their spouses, Sharon and Ricky Hess of Winthrop; Curtis, Jr. and Pennie Lansdell of Foreman, Sheila and Frank Klitz of Winthrop; one sister, Faye Warford of Broken Bow; her grandchildren and spouses, Amber and Jimmy Duncan, Derek and Jaymee Hess, Jessica and Cody Gallagher, Landon Lansdell, Carley Klitz; two great grandchildren, Ava Hess and Wylie Hess; special friends, Jennifer Gillam and Margaret Knighten and a number of nieces and nephews and number of friends.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Lansdell will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at Alleene Cemetery Pavilion with Brother Phillip Smith officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home, De Queen.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

 

 

Rose Diane Tollett

Rose Diane Tollett, age 46, a resident of Prescott, Arkansas, died Sunday, January 24, 2021, in Texarkana.

She was born December 4,1974, in Nashville, Arkansas. Mrs. Tollett was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was an CNA and stay at home mom; she enjoyed painting, arts and crafts, playing cards and loved butterflies and spending time with her husband and children and her dog Ginger.

Mrs. Tollett was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Rosa Lee Jenkins Barbre; two brothers, Steve Barbre and Larry Barbre.

She is survived by her husband Tony Tollett; three sons, Tony Tollett, Chance Tollett and Matthew Gill; three daughters, Niki Slaton, Josie Johnson and Jess Wall; three grandchildren, Makenzie Slaton, Axl Wall, Wynter Rose Hackler; two sisters, Sharon Holt and Linda Christopher; two brothers, Billy Barbre and David Barbre; two aunts, Jackie Wilson and Niki Null and a number of nieces, nephews and a number of friends.

Memorial service for Mrs. Tollett will be held at a later date.

Visitation for Mrs. Tollett will be held 4:00 – 8:00p.m., Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at the Wilkerson Funeral home in Dierks.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

James Wesley Cannon

James Wesley Cannon, age 85, a resident of Fayetteville, Arkansas, died Tuesday, January 19, 2021, in Springdale.

He was born February 25, 1935 , in Dierks, Arkansas. Mr. Cannon graduated from Dierks High School and received a BSE and MSE from Henderson State. He also attended North Texas State & Arkansas State University to acquire his specialist in education degree. He was in the U.S. Army and served in Korea for two years. He retired as the superintendent of Greenland Public Schools in 1999. He served on the Washington County Equalization board for many years, he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Fayetteville and enjoyed going to auctions and spending time with family and friends.

Mr. Cannon was preceded in death by his parents, Herman “Shorty” and Nina Kesterson Cannon; two sisters, Euna Faye Ausam and Louise Blackwood and two brothers, Billy Frank Cannon and Herman Josh Cannon.

He is survived by his wife Joan McCaskill Cannon of Fayetteville, Arkansas; one son, James Eric Cannon of Farmington, Arkansas; one daughter, Krista Cannon of Fayetteville, Arkansas and her fiancé, Jason Coats of Covington, Tennessee.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Cannon will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, January 23, 2021, at McHorse Cemetery with Brother Larry Fry officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home, De Queen.

In lieu for flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR 72202.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

Ernestine Shelton

Ernestine Shelton, age 70, a resident of Mena, Arkansas, died Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Mena.

She was born March 4, 1950, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She loved God, her family and her friends and tried every day to live by faith  and to set the best example of that for everyone who knew her. Her greatest joy came from her girls, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She loved to read and work jigsaw puzzles and enjoyed creating a scavenger hunt every year for Thanksgiving. She was a Green Bay Packers fan. She never failed to call or to send some kind of card or note to remind those she loved just how much she loved them.

Mrs. Shelton was preceded in death by her father, Ernest C. Shelton, Sr.; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Darrel Chambers, Eugene and Mona Shelton and E.C. Shelton; a son-in-law, Ty Schlomer and the father of her daughters, Dwight Sargent.

She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Michele and David Wilcher of Ogden, Arkansas, Vicki and Greg Shockley of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Tammy and Danny Bond of Hunting ton, Arkansas and Jana and Junior Cursh of Hooks, Texas; one brother, Larry Shelton of Horatio, Arkansas; two sisters, Tammy Riggs of Norman, Oklahoma and Teresa Lancaster of Louisiana; ten grandchildren, Scarlett, Tyler and Trevor Schlomer, Hali McElroy, Blake Thompson, Daniel, Dustin and Tiffany Bond, Brook Wells and Mikalyn Cursh; Thirteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and friends. 

A memorial service for Mrs. Shelton will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the Wickes Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Wickes, Arkansas. 

Flowers may be sent to 1232 Hwy. 71 South, Ashdown, Arkansas 71822.

The family request that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

Cremation arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral home in De Queen, Arkansas. 

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

Diane Barton

Diane Barton, 55, of Whitney TX, passed away in her sleep on December 14, 2020. She was born May 29th, 1965 in Vivian, Louisiana. 
 
Diane is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Ann Barton of Foreman, AR, and by her siblings  – Ralph Barton Jr., Walter Edwin Barton, Nellie Patricia Barton.  
 
Diane is survived by her brother Robert Barton, her children, and grandchildren along with nieces and nephews. Children include Thomas Ralph Knighten of Texarkana, TX, Amy Roxane Hartley and her spouse Christopher Hartley of Springdale, AR, Jeremy Knighten of Fort Worth, TX and Kerry Knighten of Foreman, AR.  Grandchildren include Nyla Knighten, Cameron & Sebastian Hartley, Orianna Knighten, Jeremy Knighten, Jr., Hayden Knighten, Zoie Blankenship, and Kilynn Knighten. She is also survived by her nieces and a nephew:  Krystal Jackson Williams, Amanda Deloach Tiner, Lisa Deloach Henslee, Michael Barton, Mandy Barton Stewart, & Tara Barton. 
 
Graveside Service for Diane Barton will be Sunday, January 24th at 2:00 P.M. at Gravelly Cemetery in Foreman, Arkansas.  Thomas Cleghorn will officiate the service.

 

 

Alma Geraldine Yearley

Mrs. Alma Geraldine McClure Yearley, affectionately known as “Jabo”, resident of Foreman, Arkansas and former resident of Newcastle, Oklahoma, passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, in Texarkana, Texas. She was 87.

Jabo was born to Alex and Irene Byington McClure on January 23, 1933 in Haworth, Oklahoma. She was a 1951 graduate of Haworth High School and held an Associate’s Degree. She was a banker, starting her career at First National Bank in Oklahoma City in the early 1950s. Jabo retired from First National Bank of Newcastle in 1995, after more than 40 years of service. She married the love of her life, William “Bill” Yearley, on December 21, 1967. She and Bill were life-long members of Newcastle Heights Church of Christ, Newcastle, Oklahoma. She enjoyed coloring, cross-stitching, Sudoku, crossword puzzles and visiting with her friends on Facebook, but most of all, she cherished the time spent with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Jabo was very proud of her heritage and was a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Bill Yearley in 2016; a son-in-law, Lynn Fiedler; and two sisters, Florence Spalding and Isabel Clampet.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, one son, Johnny Draper and Susie Owens of Tom, Oklahoma; one daughter, Kathy Draper of Foreman, Arkansas; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Draper of Norman, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Cari (Matt) Corley of Horatio, Amy (Michael) Chaney of Pocasset, Oklahoma, Jamie Draper of Shreveport, and Grant Draper of Seattle, Washington; six great-grandchildren, Cullyn (Casey) Corley, Lacey Corley, Kelly Corley, Jacob (Bethanie) Chaney, Dalton Chaney, and Lillie Draper; three great-great-grandchildren, Lyndi, Orion, and Leina; three sisters, Lee Foye of Edmond, Oklahoma, Betty Lou Hunkapillar of Talihina, Oklahoma, and Virginia (Roy) Dodson of Edmond, Oklahoma; one brother-in-law, Clarence and Joann Yearley of Mustang, Oklahoma; a special niece, Sandra Holt of Talihina, Oklahoma; her caregiver and dear friend, Ruth Altenbaumer of Foreman; special friends, Reba Knapp of Newcastle, Oklahoma and Elaine Dake of Norman, Oklahoma; as well as, her church family, other relatives and many friends.

The family of Mrs. Geraldine Yearley will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Friday, January 22, 2021 in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Newcastle Memorial Gardens, Newcastle, Oklahoma. Burial will follow, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

The use of face mask or covering will be required during your time at the funeral home.

 

 

Harvey Call Prince, Jr.

Harvey Call Prince, Jr. , age 88, a resident of De Queen, Arkansas, died Tuesday, January 19, 2021, in Texarkana.

He was born October 26, 1932, in Flat River, Missouri. Mr. Prince was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey Call and Jimmie Dell Tabler Prince. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Patrecia LaGasse Prince of De Queen; one daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and Jimmy Hodges of Horatio; two grandchildren, Wayne and Stephanie Hodges of Simms, TX, and Kathryn Hodges of Cove, AR; one great-grandson, Jacob Hodges, and a number of cousins and friends.

Mr. Prince graduated from De Queen High School, and then attended Henderson State Teachers College, where he was in top 10 of his class. He taught math and science for 3 years at Dierks Schools; he retired after 26 years of teaching in De Queen. He was a farmer most of his life and was a U. S. Army Veteran. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and spending time with Jacob. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Sweet Home Lodge, Eastern Star, and the Rusty Relics Tractor Club.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Prince will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Redmen Cemetery with Stephen Copley and Therral Wilson officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home, De Queen.

General viewing will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at the funeral home.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Ruth Elizabeth Kolb

Ruth Elizabeth Cowgill Kolb, age 87, a resident of Lockesburg, Arkansas, died Saturday, January 18, 2021 at her granddaughter’s home in Benton.

She was born March 10, 1933, in Flint Hill, Virginia. She retired as the Sevier County District Court Clerk. She was a member of the Greens Chapel Methodist Church for over 40 years. Mrs. Kolb was a wonderful cook and she enjoyed flowers.

Mrs. Kolb was preceded in death by her parents, James Alfred and Josie Jacob Bradford Cowgill and her husband of 63 years, Joseph Kolb; two brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph, Jr. and Terrie Kolb of Dallas, TX and Ronald and Christine Kolb of Hot Springs, AR; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Mark Kordie of Orange, Texas and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Kolb will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Greens Chapel Church with Carroll Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the Greens Chapel Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home, Dierks.

General viewing will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2021, at the funeral home chapel in Dierks.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Green’s Chapel Methodist Church. Dierks United Methodist Church, P.O Box 117 Dierks, AR, 71833.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Richard Weldon Belcher 

Richard Weldon Belcher, age 83, a resident of Gillham, Arkansas, died Sunday, January 17, 2021.

He was born January 24, 1937 in Bowie, Texas. Mr. Belcher worked for Pilgrims Pride. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.

Mr. Belcher was preceded in death by his wife, Velma June Belcher; one daughter, Melinda Sue Brown; one son, Jamie Lee Belcher; his parents, Travis and Melvia Reed Birdsong Belcher; two brothers, C.H Belcher and Kenneth Belcher; three sisters, Wilma Ford, Dorothy Belcher and Martha Odom and one grandchild.

He is survived by two daughters, Beverly Prince of Oklahoma City and Renee Pierce of Van Buren, AR; four sons Ray Belcher of Wickes, David Belcher of Gillham, Kevin Belcher of Gillham, Richard Belcher of Oklahoma City; one sister, Velva Norman of Medford, Oregon; eleven grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Belcher will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, January 18, 2021, at Overturf Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home, De Queen.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

Jim Edwin Pearce

Jim Edwin Pearce, age 81, a resident of De Queen, Arkansas, died Saturday, January 16, 2021, in Nashville, AR.

He was born January 3, 1940, in the Kellum Community. He served in the Army National Guard for a number of years. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with an accounting degree, worked for De Queen General Hospital for eighteen years; and later owned and operated De Queen Home Health for twenty-two years and then retired in 2010. He enjoyed hunting, traveling, cooking and spending time with family especially with grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

Mr. Pearce was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Beulah Pearce; one brother, Bob Pearce and one grandson, Kevin Castillo.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley Ann Wilson Pearce; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Monica Pearce of De Queen; two daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Vic Smith of De Queen and Jimna and Doug Stinnett of De Queen; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Bill and Lou Pearce and Jack Pearce; six grandchildren, Brent Smith, and Kaytlon Everitt and husband Brad, Brittany Satterfield and husband Matt, Kenzie Seal and husband Dan, Camryn Mitchell and husband Eric, Jordan Icenhower and husband Blake and Lane Pearce; six great grandchildren, Genevieve Satterfield, Mason Satterfield, Grady Seal, Hayleigh Seal, Emmett Mitchell and Garrett Mitchell.

Due to COVID-19 there will be a private family service.

General viewing for Mr. Pearce will be from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 18th at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sevier County Medical Center Foundation Board P.O. Box 746 De Queen, Arkansas 71832.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Freida Renee “Rita” Evans

Freida Renee “Rita” (Huetter) Hansbrough Evans passed away Friday, January 15, 2021. Rita was born April 5th, 1951, in Hamilton, Montana, and was the daughter of the late Karl and Marie (Balzer) Huetter.

Rita was a seamstress of the highest order, a cake decorator for friends, owned a ceramics shop named Rita’s Ceramics. Her artistic abilities blessed her friends and family for many years.

Rita is preceded in death by her husband, Albert Evans and her husband, George Hansbrough. Her step-daughter, Nancy Hansbrough. Her brother Marvin Huetter, and her sisters Lois Irene Huetter, Karleen Cadieux, and Connie Neel.

Rita is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Renee Hansbrough, step-daughters, Sharon Hansbrough, Sheryl Harmon, Darla (Allen) Clement, and one step son, George Hansbrough. Three grandchildren, Christopher Albright, Nathan Karl Thomas, and Stephanie (Clement) Moreland. One beloved friend of the family, Kara McConnon, and who is considered as a granddaughter. Three great grand-children, Avery Albright, Holland Albright, and Oscar Owen Moreland IV.
She also leaves behind her sister, Louise (Al) Ammann of Kalispell, Montana, her brother Ron (Sandra) Huetter of Stevensville, Montana.

A family graveside service will take place at a later date at Old Liberty Cemetery, Umpire, Arkansas. Cremation arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Memories and condolences can be shared at wilkersonfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made with a cancer affiliation or a cancer survivor.

 

 

Alice Verlene Jester

Alice Verlene Jester (BlueEyes), 88 years old, passed away at her home in Brownstown, AR on January 15, 2021. She was born April 26, 1932 in Brownstown, AR, the daughter of the late Jewel Orus and Willie Mae Gentry.

She was also preceded in death by her stepmother Mable Gentry; her sister Jewel Gentry; sister Fern and husband Herschel Jester; and brother Robert and wife Irene Gentry.

She leaves behind her husband of 70 years, Robbie Virgil Jester, and their six children. Robbie Dean and Gayle Jester of Brownstown, AR; Sue and Ricky Ragle of Canton, TX; Kay and Robert Sanders of Canton, TX; Ricky and Anita Jester of Lockesburg, AR; Malinda and Jeff Winton of Nashville, AR; and Peggy and Ken Friday of Ben Lomand, AR. Also left to cherish her memory are her 17 grandchildren and their spouses; 33 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandson; brother Wesley and wife Sammye Gentry of Myrtle Springs, TX; stepsister Edith and husband Bobby Deloney of Mineral Springs, AR; along with numerous nieces, and nephews.

BlueEyes was a Methodist and a member of the Brownstown Community church where she served as Treasurer for the Methodist for many years. She also served as Treasurer of the Brownstown Cemetery Association. She spent the early years of her 70 year marriage being a full time wife to Robbie and mother to her six children. Once the children were all of school age she worked outside the home for the next 30 plus years until retirement age. In her spare time she loved to garden, work in her yard and quilt. She spent countless hours quilting and has easily made over 200 quilts in her lifetime. She gifted a quilt to her kids, grandkids and great grandkids for special occasions like Christmas, graduation, marriage and the birth of a child. She had a way of making each grandchild and great grandchild feel like the favorite and they all referred to her as “Granny Blue. She also had a passion to cook for anyone that visited her home. She never let anyone visiting her home leave hungry. She loved her family dearly and spent her entire life putting her family first.

The family wishes to give special recognition for all the love and excellent care provided to her by caregivers Gayle Jester, Becky Harberson, Jeanie Green Marion, Dean Winship, Kayle Helms and Dierksen Hospice over the last year.

Graveside services and burial will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Wrights Chapel Cemetery near Lockesburg, AR with Nick Box officiating under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen, AR.

The family request that everyone follow COVID guidelines including wearing masks and practice social distancing.

General viewing for Mrs. Jester will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday January 16, 2021 at the funeral home.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Kenneth Dale Phillips

Kenneth Dale Phillips, age 78, a resident of De Queen, Arkansas, died Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at his home.

He was born May 8, 1942, in De Queen, Arkansas. He was a computer programmer and a member of De Queen Church of Christ. He was retired from Merchants and Marine Bank, in Pascagoula, MS and De Queen School District. Family was his heart and soul; it always came first. He meant what he said and said what he meant and was a faithful, loving husband, father, and a loyal friend.

Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by his parents, S.T. and Nona Mae McRae Phillips and one brother, Sammy Don Phillips.

He is survived by his wife Marlyn Stewart Phillips; one daughter, Tina Phillips of Searcy, Arkansas; one son, S.T. Phillips of Gautier, MS; two grandsons, Dakota White of Searcy, AR and Dylan Phillips of Searcy; one sister-in-law, Pauline Phillips of Winnsboro, TX, a number of nieces and nephews, and many other family members and friends.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Phillips will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 18, 2021, at Chapel Hill Cemetery with Toney Stowers, minister officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home, De Queen.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Stephen Lamar Glaze

Stephen Lamar Glaze, age 59, a resident of Mineral Springs, Arkansas died Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at his home.

He was born July 26, 1961, in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Mr. Glaze enjoyed boating, fishing, camping, hunting, gardening, working outside and loved spending time with his family. He was a technician for Engineered Products, Mulay Plastics, and Georg Fischer. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Bossier City, LA.

Mr. Glaze was preceded in death by his father, Ervin Lamar Glaze and his mother and stepfather, Clyde Marie (Clydie) Glaze Scott and Bo Scott; one sister, Cynthia (Cindy) Glaze Cox; one brother, Jeffery Wayne Glaze; one stepsister, Lisa Byrnes; one grandson, Malakai Mitchell Glaze; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Loyce and Mary Elaine Doughty; two brothers-in-law, Paul and David Doughty.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Sue Doughty Glaze; one daughter, Tasha Glaze of Nacogdoches, TX; one stepdaughter, Lacy Elaine Budd and husband Doug of Mineral Spring; one stepson, Kristopher Crocker of Bossier City, LA; granddaughters, Alexis Nichole Dupree, Katie Sue Budd, Stormy Lee Ann Crocker; two grandsons, Nicholas Tre Dupree, Johnathan Stephen Budd; one sister and brother-in-law, Terry and Eddie Hughes of De Queen; one stepbrother, Larry Scott and wife Pat; two nieces, Tiffany Jamison and husband Lance, Brandy Tarver and husband Jessie; three great nieces, Emma Pope, Alex Pope, Brianna Cox; one great great niece, Ellie Cos; four nephews and their families, Shane Hughes, Dylan Pederson, Chris Scott and Jay Scott, great nephew, James Braydon Boone; two brothers-in-law, Ken and Beverly Doughty and Mark and Dochia Doughty and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

General viewing for Mr. Glaze will be held 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 17, 2021 at the  Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Mr. Glaze will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 17, 2021, in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Welch officiating. Cremation will follow.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

Enola Wagnon

Enola Wagnon, age 89, a resident of De Queen, Arkansas, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021, in Heath, Texas.

She was born February 19, 1931, in De Queen, Arkansas. She married Don Raymond Wagnon on January 1, 1949. They were married for 57 years before his death in 2006. Mrs. Wagnon was a loving, gentle and kind wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a supporter of and a long time member and Treasurer of The Cossatot Arts and Crafts Association (CACA). She loved antiquing, auctions and attending estate and garage sales. She and her husband owned and operated Don’s Drive In, where she earned the reputation of making the best burgers in town. She loved spending time with family and friends. One of her greatest joys was watching her great-grandsons play.

Mrs. Wagnon was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Thelma Churchman, her husband, Don Raymond Wagnon, and two brothers, John Churchman and Paul Churchman.

She is survived by two sisters, Golda Chaney and Jo Ann Jarrell; two daughters, Anita Sims (Byron) and Dondi Wagnon; grandchildren, Joshua Sims (Jessyca) and Summer Stone (Joe); three great-grandsons, Rylan Sims, Wyatt Stone and Levi Stone.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Wagnon will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Valley Cemetery with Tony Bob Ray officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home, De Queen.

General viewing will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2021 at the funeral home.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Mr. David Hughes

Mr. David Arthur Hughes, age 80, resident of De Queen, Arkansas, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, in Texarkana, Texas.

David was the youngest of seven children born to Webster Tim Hughes, Sr. and Gertrude Forrest Green Hughes on May 5, 1940, in Lockesburg, Arkansas. He faithfully served his country with the United States Army and was a heavy equipment operator for Austin Bridge Company until his retirement. David married the love of his life, Linda Carol Hohmann, on August 22, 1983 in Ashdown, Arkansas. He and Linda attended the First United Methodist Church of Horatio. David enjoyed fishing and hunting, but most of all, he cherished the time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Webster Tim Hughes, Jr., James Hughes, and Quinlin Hughes; and one sister, Mary Alice Talley.

David leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of over 37 years, Linda Hughes of De Queen; four sons and two daughters-in-law, David Randall and Sue Hughes of Texarkana, Arkansas, Ronald and Shada Hughes of De Queen, Fred Park and Jeff Park, both of Texas; three daughters and sons-in-law, Jayne and Randy Cole of Gillham, Rhonda and Mike Pitts of Foreman, and Karen and Danny Cunningham of De Queen; six grandchildren, Levi, Jordan, Jodie, Kolby, Katie and Kory; one great-granddaughter, Addie Mae; one brother and sister-in-law, Joe Norris and Martha Hughes of Broken Bow, Oklahoma; one sister, Margaret Smith of Quinlan, Texas; as well as, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Graveside Services for Mr. David Hughes will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, January 15, 2021 at Millwee Cemetery, Horatio, with Bro. John Henry Williams officiating. Burial will follow, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. Viewing will be general. You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

 

 

Terry Cornell Wester

Terry Cornell Wester, age 73, a resident of De Queen, Arkansas died Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at his home.

He was born November 10, 1947, in De Queen, Arkansas. Mr. Wester was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Cossatot Arts and Crafts Association and Living Water Fellowship Church.

Mr. Wester was preceded in death by his parents Kirby Terry and Marjorie Marcell Smith Wester and his wife Suzie Wester.

He is survived by his two sisters, Carol Ross of Horatio, AR and Stella Ione Wester Pitts of Horatio; his best friend boots and a number of nieces and nephews.

General viewing for Mr. Wester will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2021 at the Funeral Home in De Queen.

Graveside service for Mr. Wester will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021 in Shady Grove Cemetery in Gillham, AR, with Bobby Tatum and Floyd Wright Jr. officiating under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Mr. William Richardson, Jr.

Mr. William Burton Richardson, Jr., age 70, resident of Glenwood, Arkansas, and former resident of De Queen, passed from this life on Monday, January 11, 2021 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

He was born to William Burton Richardson, Sr. and Lucy Elizabeth Turnage Richardson on December 12, 1950 in Myrtle Point, Oregon. He proudly served his country with United States Army and was a truck driver. William enjoyed the time spent with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Diana Lynn Tubbs Richardson.

He leaves to cherish his memory, two sons, William Robert “Bobby” Richardson of New Hope, and Brian Richardson and wife Juana of Greenville, Texas; one daughter, Tammy Richardson of Dierks; three grandchildren; three brothers, Roger Richardson and wife Beulah of Y City, Ricky Richardson of Dierks, and Terry Richardson of Waldron; as well as, other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services for Mr. William Richardson, Jr. will announced at a later time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

 

 

Viki Sue Casey

Mrs. Viki Sue Vasser Casey, age 66, resident of De Queen, Arkansas, passed from this life on Saturday, January 9, 2021, in the CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, Texarkana, Texas.

Viki was the younger of two daughters born to Prebble Author “Vic” and Hazel Ruth Moorman Vasser on November 1, 1954, in Houston, Texas. She was a graduate of New Caney High School, New Caney, Texas, and married the love of her life, Gary Clyde Casey, on November 1, 1995, in De Queen. Viki was retired and most recently worked as a clerk for Pruett’s Foods in De Queen. Gary and Viki are members of Kern Heights Baptist Church in De Queen. She was very active with the senior classes at Kern Heights and also faithfully served with the Prayer and Worship Team. Viki was very creative and enjoyed making crafts, and liked to Snuba in Florida, but most of all, she cherished the time spent with her loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Viki leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband of over 26 years, Gary Casey of De Queen; one daughter and son-in-law, Amber and J.T. Fortner of Ormond Beach, Florida; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bob Miley of Fayetteville, and Dan and Jennifer McNab of Texarkana; and Matthew Casey of Pine Bluff; five grandchildren, Sydney, Adison, Emily, Aidan and Catherine; one sister and brother-in-law, Jerry and Conrad Mickel of Katy, Texas; as well as, her Kern Heights Church Family, other relatives and a host of friends.

Graveside Services for Mrs. Viki Casey will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Chapel Hill Cemetery, De Queen, with Bro. Bobby Fischer and Elmer Hamel officiating. Burial will follow, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. The family will receive friends for a walk-through visitation from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, at the funeral home. You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Billy Pritchett, J.T. Fortner, Jill Wetzel, Deborah Fischer, and Nita Hamel.

The use of face mask or covering will be required during your time at the funeral home. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines while at the cemetery.

 

Mark Austin Curtis

Mark Austin Curtis, age 22, a resident of De Queen dies Tuesday, December 29, 2020, in North Hills, California.

He was born in De Queen, Arkansas. He enjoyed listening to music, had a fascination with cars, snorkeling and going to the beach and he loved animals.

Mr. Curtis was preceded in death by his grandparents, Barbara Curtis, James Simmons and Roy Ferguson.

He is survived by his mother, Crystal Renea Simmons Starkey of Homer, LA; his father, Mark Alan and Rashele Curtis of De Queen; one sister Shandra Curtis of Guam, three brothers, Steven Curtis of De Queen, Logan Quinn of IL, Cason Halter of Homer, LA, grandmother, Kathy Ferguson and a number of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life will be held Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at De Queen Country Club.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

Terry Lee Miller

Terry Lee Miller, age 64, a resident of De Queen, Arkansas died Saturday, January 9, 2021, in Little Rock.

He was born July 14, 1956 in De Queen. He began his career in industrial sales with Burgess Power Equipment Company in De Queen, and later worked for King Bearing, Motion Industries, Inc., HSI and Applied Industrial Technologies. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his four legged best friends. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in De Queen. He was “Pop Pops” to his three grand girls and always said, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.”

Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his parents, Glen Lee and Selma Lee Richmond Miller; and his best friend, Shooter.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sonya Gilbert Miller of De Queen; a son, Brooks Miller of De Queen; a daughter and son-in-law, Lindsey and Chris Wimberly of Fayetteville, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Becky, Helen and Emily Wimberly; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Judy Miller of Hot Springs; a nephew, Michael Miller; and a niece, Amanda McDowell.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel.

A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of De Queen, P.O. Box 488, De Queen, AR 71832, or the Sevier County Humane Society, P.O. Box 872, De Queen, AR 71832.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Kenneth E. Crow

Kenneth Crow was born March 23, 1926, in Rocky, Oklahoma. He passed from this life and went to his heavenly home Thursday, January 7, 2021, in Nashville, Arkansas. He was a skilled logger & truck driver, and enjoyed farming, plowing his garden with mules, sharing his vegetables and training horses. He was a WWII Army veteran who served as 1st Scout in infantry, and he attended Old Time Gospel Church.

Mr. Crow was preceded in death by his parents, William Matthew and Edith Mattingly Crow; his wife, Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Carver Crow; two grandchildren, Kai Leeper and Billy Ashcraft; a great grandchild, Shyann Ashcraft; two childhood brothers Harold and Clifford and an infant sister; sister Millie Crow McKellar; brother Bruce Crow; and three sons, Ronnie Crow, Randy Crow and Danny Crow.

He is survived by one brother and sister in law, Gail and Pat Crow of Broken Bow, OK; one sister Peggy Crow of Leesville, LA; two sons and daughters-in-law, Rudy and Linda Hatridge of Wilton, Arkansas and Larry and Judy Bowman of Texarkana, Arkansas; seven daughters and three sons-in-law, Rhonda and Perry Small of Conway, Arkansas, Robyn Hatridge of Texarkana, Arkansas, LaBetha and Greg Patterson of Provo, Arkansas, Sheila and Van Cole of Stigler, Oklahoma, Susie Fugate and Monnie Moore both of Sutherlin, Oregon and Cheryl Beck of Wasilla, Alaska; and a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Crow will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2021, in the Old Time Gospel Church with Jerrel Helms officiating. Burial will follow in the McHorse Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

General viewing will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday, January 11, 2021 at the funeral home. The family will receive friends starting at 4:00 p.m. Please wear masks.

 

 

Mr. Jim Mills

Mr. James Mack Mills, affectionately called, Jim, age 73, a resident of De Queen, died Friday, January 8 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was next to the youngest of seven sons born to Leonard Jake and Stella Marie Dunagan Mills. Jim was born on November 11, 1947 in O’Brien, Oregon. He had worked for Weyerhaeuser Company for 35 years before becoming owner operator of Jim’s Auto Sales. He married the love of his life, Glenda Kay Van Voast on January 17, 1969, and to this union, one daughter and twin sons were born. He and Glenda were members of the Kern Heights Baptist Church. Jim loved watching football, and was an avid Oregon Ducks fan. He enjoyed watching westerns, restoring antique cars, flag football, baseball, and softball. He coached a flag football team called “Over the Hill Gang”, and he also played on church softball and bowling teams. Most of all, Jim cherished the time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, and five brothers, Edward, Len, Charles, Gene, and Bob Mills.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 52 years, Glenda Mills of De Queen, a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Steve Snider of De Queen, two sons and daughters-in-law,
Timmy and Amy Mills of De Queen and Jimmy and Kelly Mills of Lockesburg, five grandchildren, Kaleb and his wife, Brittany, Trevor, Tristan, Brodey, and Jed, two great-grandchildren, Haylinn, and Bosten; a brother, Larry and his wife, Karen Mills of De Queen, as well as nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Funeral Services for Mr. Jim Mills will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, January 11, 2021 in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Fischer officiating. Burial will follow in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M., Sunday, at the funeral home. You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

Memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, New York 10006.

The use of face mask or covering will be required during your time at the funeral home.

 

 

William “Bill” Jones

William Talmadge “Bill” Jones, Jr., or more affectionately known as “Pops,” of Flower Mound, Texas was born September 11, 1951 in Seguin, Texas and passed peacefully January 7, 2021 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 69 years.

Bill grew up and attended school in Rusk, Texas until his Sophomore year in high school when his family moved to Nacogdoches, Texas where he graduated from Nacogdoches High School.

He moved to Irving, Texas after school where he met his sweetheart, Julie, and then moved his family to DeQueen, Arkansas where he became a police officer, and later Chief of Police, of the DeQueen Arkansas Police Department. He provided upstanding service to the DeQueen community from 1977-1985 when he resigned as Chief and moved back to Irving, Texas with his wife and two children.

Bill started his own private security company in Dallas, TX where he provided security services to both businesses and the private sector until his retirement. In his 5 years of “retirement”, Bill took great pleasure in working for the City of Highland Village, Texas caring for the residents, visitors and grounds of Pilot Knoll Park on Lake Lewisville until his passing.

Bill voluntarily devoted much of his time and energy to supporting youth sports organizations throughout his life. Bill is fondly remembered as a colorful character by the numerous friends who meant so much to him.

Bill was preceeded in death by father William T. Jones, Sr. and mother Elva “Jeanette” Finley Jones. He is survived by his ex-wife, Julie Jones, his daughter Jennifer and husband Doug Haugh, son Justin and wife Megan Jones. Bill will also be fondly remembered by his 6 grandchildren Dakota, Brayden, Landry, Logan, Audrey Anne and Bristol, by his sister Linda Roberts, sister Jana and husband Rob Pickett. Nephew Brent and wife Siggi Roberts and nephew Breckyn Pickett.

Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville, Texas is handling arrangements. A celebration of Bill’s life will occur on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 3:30pm at the Flower Mound Cemetery in Flower Mound, Texas.

 

 

Bennie Jean Speck

Bennie Jean Speck, age 91, a resident of Benton, Arkansas and formerly of De Queen, AR, died Wednesday, January 6, 2021, in Benton.

She was born July 14, 1929, in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Speck enjoyed spending time with her family and she was a member of the First Baptist Church of De Queen.

Mrs. Speck was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Martin and Lonnie Mae Kendrick Renfrow and husband Arthur William Speck.

She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Deborah and Jim Northum of Benton, Arkansas and Sherry Harris of De Queen; one son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Sonya Renfrow of Horatio; one sister, Sandra Renfrow of Fort Smith, AR; three grandchildren, Jess William and wife Dakota Northum, Taylor Harris and Ben Renfrow.

Due to COVID a private burial will be held.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude PL Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

 

John Kenneth Monroe

John Kenneth Monroe, age 88, a resident of Horatio, Arkansas died Monday, January 4, 2021, in Texarkana, Texas.

He was born October 2, 1932, in King, Arkansas. He loved life, the Lord, his family and music. He loved singing anywhere, anytime. He played music by ear and taught others to play. He had sawmilling in his blood and had a passion for woodworking. He loved family reunions and would give the shirt off his back for anyone. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Old Center Church in Horatio.

Mr. Monroe was preceded in death by his parents Cleve Dalton and Jennie Belle Hamiter Monroe; four brothers, Rayburn Monroe, Glen C. Monroe, Peavy Monroe and Linville Monroe.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Lynda Emerson Monroe; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Greg Monroe of De Queen, Gary and Becky Monroe of Plano, Texas and Mark and Lynda Ramsey Monroe of Horatio; seven grandchildren, Mallory, Adam, Mathew, Starr, Laynie, Shannon and Bethany; ten great grandchildren and one on the way and a number of nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held.

General viewing for Mr. Monroe will be held from noon until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Old Center Cemetery association, 1231 Central Road Horatio, AR, 71842 or the charity of your choice.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

Mary Minor

Mrs. Mary Charlene Miller Minor, age 80, resident of De Queen, Arkansas, passed peacefully from this life on Sunday, January 3, 2021, in De Queen.

Mary was one of three children born to Thomas Jefferson and Dixie Belle Crunk Miller on August 26, 1940 in Winthrop, Arkansas. She married the love of her life, Charles E. Minor, on August 25, 1956 in De Queen, and to this union, three children were born. Mary and Charles owned and operated Minor’s Janitorial Service and were members of Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in De Queen. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, caring for her family, and could shop until she dropped, but most of all, Mary cherished the time spent with her family, especially her grandbabies.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of over 43 years, Charles E. Minor; one son, Tommy Minor; and a special great-grandson, Carter Paul Rogers.

Mary leaves to cherish her memory, one son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Pat Minor of De Queen; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Sue and Raymond Rogers of De Queen; five grandchildren and their spouses, Danny and Kristina Rogers of Orlando, Randy and Jennifer Rogers of Maumelle, Joey and Neisha Rogers of De Queen, P.J. and Sharla Minor of De Queen, and Danielle and Jonathan Dooley of De Queen; ten great-grandchildren, Alyssa and D.J. Rogers of Orlando, Parker and Maddie Rogers of Maumelle, Reed and Rhett Rogers of De Queen, Lexie, Landrie, and Livie Faye Minor of De Queen, and Abigail Dooley of De Queen; two sisters, Shirley Williams and Joanne Brizendine, both of De Queen; as well as, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Minor will be held at 3:30 P.M., Tuesday, January 5, 2020 at the Redmen Cemetery Pavilion with Bro. Jason Carlton officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. General viewing will be held from 11:00 A.M., to 5:00 P.M., Monday, at the funeral home. You may send an online condolence at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38101-9908, in memory of Carter Paul Rogers.

The use of face mask or covering will be required during your time at the funeral home and funeral service.

 

 

John Carroll Dowdy

Mr. John Carroll Dowdy, age 87, a resident of Nashville, Arkansas, died Friday, January 1, 2021 at a Texarkana hospital.

He was born December 21, 1933 in Nashville, son of the late Lawrence B. Dowdy and Ila Bertilea Edwards. John was a 1951 Graduate of Dierks High School. He was employed by Weyerhaeuser Company for 37 years. Mr. Dowdy was an Army veteran, where he was a marksman and traveled around the world competing in shooting competitions. John was a Baptist and enjoyed spending time with his family and watching wildlife around his home.

Mr. Dowdy was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Dwayne Dowdy and a sister, Shirley Dowdy Wilson.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Martha Jones Dowdy of Nashville; a son, Jon Paul Dowdy of Bentonville, Arkansas; a daughter and son-in-law Randy and Angie Lewis of Nashville; one granddaughter, Brenna Claire Lewis of Nashville.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 4, 2021 at County Line Cemetery in Nashville with Bro. Butch Mitchell officiating under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks, Arkansas.

General viewing will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 3rd at the funeral home in Dierks.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Russell Clemmet Hughes

Russell (Tiny) Clemmet Hughes, age 41, a resident of Lockesburg, Arkansas died Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at his home.

He was born January 6, 1979, in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Mr. Hughes enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family, he attended Overton Full Gospel Holy Temple Church in Overton, Texas.

Mr. Hughes was preceded in death by his mother, Lynn Rena Parker Ward; grandparents, Troy and Janice Parker and uncle, Taylor Parker.

He is survived by his partner Karen Horton, Stepfather, Wendell Ward, sister Paige Ward; step brothers, Jacob Ward, Jon Ward, Braxton Ward and step-sisters, Sylvia Ward and Santana Klein; one aunt, Terri Parker and adoptive “mother” Tammie Ward.

General viewing for Mr. Hughes will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 2, 2021 at the Funeral Home in De Queen. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 p.m., in Sunshine Cemetery in Dierks, AR, with Gary Welch officiating under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Dustin Lamar Hill

Dustin Lamar Hill, age 36, a resident of De Queen, Arkansas died Tuesday, December 29, 2020, in Texarkana, Texas.

He was born June 26, 1984, in De Queen, Arkansas. He enjoyed playing video games, hunting and fishing and was a member of the Louisville Baptist Temple in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his father, Richard Hill and his great grandparents, Laymond and Mary Phillips.

He is survived by his mother Tammy Sue Guinn; one brother, Devin and Sarai Llanito of De Queen; his “adopted” twin brothers, Cruiz and Jeremiah Grant of De Queen; one sister, Teresa Jordan of De Queen; his two grandmothers, Dixie Hill of De Queen and Eva Joyce Casey of Louisville, Kentucky, and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services for Mr. Hill will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Chapel Hill Cemetery with Elder Richard Carr officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home, De Queen.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Shonda Wagner

Shonda Rynell Webb Wagner, age 50, a resident of Manvel, Tx. Died Tuesday, December 22, 2020, in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

She was born August 27, 1970, in Nashville, Arkansas. Mrs. Wagner was a paralegal for the Veterans administration, and she was a licensed real estate agent. Mrs. Wagner was Christian and attended the South View Baptist Church in Rosharon, Tx.. She loved to travel and she was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.

Mrs.Wagner was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert and Grace Sharp and Rena Webb.

She is survived by her parents Jimmy Webb of Provo, Arkansas, Fran Jones of Texarkana and her loving husband Dwaine Wagner of Manvel, Tx; son and daughter-in-law, Alex and Alfa Dickinson and grandchildren, Lianna and Darren of Stafford, Virginia, step daughter Samantha Wagner and fiancé Jessie Pollard; grandchildren, Destiny and Serenity of Rosharon, Tx; one sister, Larenda Webb and partner, Sabrena Jackson of Hitchcock, Tx. and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

General viewing for Mrs. Wagner will be held from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Greens Chapel Methodist Church. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 p.m., in Greens Chapel Cemetery with Kevin Herrington officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Barbara Jean Hopkins

Barbara Jean Hopkins, age 78, a resident of De Queen, died Monday, December 28, 2020 in Texarkana, Texas.

She was born February 4, 1942 in St. Mary’s, Ohio. Mrs. Hopkins was a caregiver, enjoyed butterflies, collecting natural rocks and making jewelry.

Mrs. Hopkins was preceded in death by her mother Eileen Amanda Kettler Baker; one daughter, Catherine (Cattie) Willey and one grandson, Heath F. Willard.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Robin and Kenneth Cowley of Horatio and ToniMarie Kettler of Wichita, Kansas; ten grandchildren, AmandaMae Jean Willey, Samantha Willey, Aaron Willey, Christopher Cowley, Chase Cowley, Colby Cowley, Meagan Kettler, Mackenzie Kettler, Dylan Reinecker and Whitney Reinecker; seven great-grandchildren and a special friend Dave Waters.

Memorial service for Mrs. Hopkins will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2021 at the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in De Queen with Ann Holley officiating.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

Ronald Wayne Murphy

Ronald Wayne Murphy, age 76, a resident of De Queen, Arkansas died Sunday, December 27, 2020, in his home.

He was born March 27, 1944, in De Queen, Arkansas. He was a truck driver; served in the Air Force as B52 mechanic and flight instructor. He was also a Dirt track racer for Honda. Ron and Donna managed a Honda shop in Lubbock, Texas where Ron worked as a mechanic. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing. In later years he enjoyed time with family and used his musical talents for Gods ministry.

Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by his parents Dale and Bernice Cowling Murphy and his wife Donna Murphy in 2011.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Tara Murphy of De Queen; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Jeff Watson of Texarkana, Arkansas and Micki and Jimmy Copeland of Broken Bow, Oklahoma; one sister, Anita Murphy of De Queen; five grandchildren, Jayden and Jordan Murphy, Zoey McElroy, Jessica, Caudle and Josh Copeland and one great grandson, Jace Roberts.

Graveside services for Mr. Murphy will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Redmen Cemetery Pavilion, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

General viewing for Mr. Murphy will be held 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at the Funeral Home.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Carolyn Ann Vance

Carolyn Ann Chaney Vance, age 59, a resident of Gillham, Arkansas, died Thursday, December 24, 2020 in Little Rock, AR.

She was born April 9, 1961 in Spokane, Washington. Mrs. Vance loved reading, playing games and spending time with her family; she was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of De Queen.

Mrs. Vance was preceded in death by her parents, James George and Dessie Vern Carter Chaney; one brother, James F. Chaney and one great nephew, Steven Daniel Maish.

She is survived by her husband Larry Vance; two sons, Shane Vance of Horatio, AR and James Vance of Gillham; one sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Danny Bivins of Gillham and two nieces, Nichole Maish and fiancé Jeffery James of Gillham and Vanessa Abney of Hot Springs and one great special niece, Hannah “Biddy” Maish; two great niece and nephew, Megan Abney and Richard Michad Maish; one sister-in-law, Jeri Chaney and one special friend, Tonya McKiddy.

Memorial service for Mrs. Vance will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Josh Herweck officiating.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

Jackie Louise Icenhower

Jackie Louise Icenhower, age 57, of Texarkana, Texas, died Monday, December 21, 2020, in Christus St. Michaels, Texarkana, TX.

Jackie was born February 6, 1963, in Mena, Arkansas to MC Frachiseur and Rena Reid Frachiseur. She graduated from Gillham High School and met her husband and high school sweetheart, Kenneth, while attending Holly Grove Baptist, in Grannis, Arkansas, where his father was the pastor. They were married for thirty-eight joyful years.

Jackie earned her bachelor’s degree from then East Texas State University before obtaining her master’s degree from Texas Women’s University. She taught English for many years at local schools including NAI, Arkansas High School and Redwater High School. For the last fifteen years, she served as the director for the Atlanta Public Library, Atlanta, Texas.

Jackie was involved in many civic groups including the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Atlanta Rotary Club. She was a member of the Sweet Adelines women’s singing group of Four States Fusion and absolutely loved family vacations at her favorite beach in Dauphin Island, Alabama.

An accomplished seamstress, Jackie who was known as “Sugar” to her granddaughters, had already begun teaching them to quilt and sew. She made many beautiful quilts through the years which are now treasures for her family. Along with quilting, she enjoyed needlework, tatting, and crocheting as well.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, David Frachiseur.

Survivors include her loving husband, Kenneth Icenhower of Texarkana; her children, Jeri Ward and her husband, Jerry of Paris, Texas, Reid Icenhower and Molly Icenhower both of Texarkana; two granddaughters, Ella Ward and Audrey Ward of Paris, Texas; five siblings and their spouses, Kathy Weston and husband Jim of Sidney, Arkansas, Richard Frachiseur and wife Anetta of Grannis, Arkansas, Gwen Lavender of Texarkana, Arkansas, Bonita Smith and husband Walter of De Queen, Arkansas and Roberta Youngblood and husband Terry of Watson, Oklahoma and sister-in-law Elizabeth Frachiseur of Grannis; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Please note revised services:

Viewing will be from 1:00 until 2:00 pm, Monday, December 28, 2020, at Holly Grove Cemetery, 950 Frachiseur Road, Grannis, Arkansas.

Graveside funeral service will be at 2:00 pm with Rev. Joe Owens and Rev. Micah Mauldin officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Chapelwood Funeral Home, Wake Village, TX.

Mary Janice Tadlock

Mary Janice Roberts Tadlock, age 79, a resident of Grannis, Arkansas died Monday, December 21, 2020, in Wickes.

She was born August 28, 1941, in Paris, Texas. Mrs. Tadlock was a USDA inspector, and she was a Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church in Grannis for 45 years.

Mrs. Tadlock was preceded in death by her parents Clarence Harvey and Ruth Estelle Edmonds Roberts and her husband Elvin Tadlock.

She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Mary and Alan Frachiseur of Grannis; Paul and Melinda Tadlock of Wickes, Arkansas and Bobbie and Michael Morgan of Chouteau, Oklahoma; one brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Betty Roberts of Wright City, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren, Joey Morris, Jimmy and Casey Morris, Josh Tadlock, Jennifer and Jacob Harrington, Jessica and Skyler DeCoster, Whitney and Jon Bailey, Cheyenne Morgan, Michann and Blake McGee and Tyler and Kim Frachiseur and eighteen great grandchildren.

Graveside services for Mrs. Tadlock will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 26, 2020, at Grannis Cemetery with Bro. John Wisinger officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home, De Queen.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

Floyd Fant

Floyd “Samp” Fant, age 96, a resident of Lockesburg, Arkansas died Monday, December 21, 2020, in Ashdown, AR.

He was born July 20, 1924, in Newhope, Arkansas. Mr. Fant was a U.S. Army WWII Veteran, was retired from Weyerhaeuser, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lockesburg. He was a farmer, avid hunter, fisherman and he and his wife enjoyed camping for many years.

Mr. Fant was preceded in death by his parents Carlos Eugene Sr. and Mary E. Simmons Fant and his wife Billie Faye Fant; five brothers, Loy Fant, Gene Fant, Hershel Fant and Dean Fant; two sisters Athel June Fant Ayers and Geneva Mack.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Candi Fant of Lockesburg; two grandsons, Justin Fant and (Samantha) and Tyler Fant all of Lockesburg; one great granddaughter, Dalleigh Fant.

Funeral services for Mr. Fant will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at Lockesburg First Baptist Church with Bro. Jerrel Helms and Bro. John Henry Williams officiating.

Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lockesburg, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

General viewing for Mr. Fant will be held 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

 

Jimmy Wayne Samuels, Sr

Mr. Jimmy Wayne Samuels, Sr., age 67, resident of De Queen, Arkansas, passed from this life on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at his residence.

He was born to James Edward and Selma Deaton Samuels on August 7, 1953 in Newport, Arkansas. Jimmy married the love of his life, Rebecca Lynn Goodwin, on May 20, 1980 in Texarkana. Jimmy worked 20 years for the Sevier County Farmer’s Co-op and most recently in maintenance for the De Queen School District. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening, but most of all, he cherished the time spent with Rebecca, their children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant grandson, Kyler Samuels; and two brothers, Charles Samuels and Kenneth Samuels.

Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of over 40 years, Rebecca Samuels of De Queen; three sons, Jimmy Samuels, Jr. of De Queen, Arkansas, Billy Samuels and wife Sarah of Cabot, Arkansas, and Joseph Samuels and wife Stacie of Hot Springs, Arkansas; nine grandchildren, Brayden, Annalise, Tanner, Bella, Isaiah, Piper, Charlie, Roman, and Willow; one brother, Benny Samuels of De Queen, Arkansas; one sister, Marie Whitley and husband Bob of Texarkana; as well as, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Memorial Services for Mr. Jimmy Samuels, Sr. will be held at a later time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

 

 

Blanch Crow

Blanch Crow, age 96, of Daisy, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020.

She was born on January 23, 1924 in Daisy, the daughter of Charlie A. Tedder and Annie Florence Shannon Tedder.  On May 5, 1940, she was married to Astor Crow who preceded her in death on March 8, 2011.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Erma Jones; and her brothers, Herbert Tedder and Edgar Tedder.

She was a lifetime resident of Daisy and member of the Mount Joy Free Will Baptist Church.  She worked hard caring for her household and loved being with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Kenneth Crow of Daisy and John and Rita Crow of Benton; two grandchildren, Melissa Robertson and her husband, Mark, and David Crow; two great-grandchildren, Evan Robertson and McKenzie Robertson; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of wonderful friends.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, December 20, 2020, in the Mount Joy Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Raymond Dees officiating.

Visitation will be Saturday, 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM, at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Mount Joy Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.

Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.

 

Judie Faye Harrison

Mrs. Judie Faye Harrison, age 72, resident of De Queen, Arkansas, passed from this life on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at her home.

Judie was one of four children born to Elvin Cleone Harrison, Sr. and Pauline Faye Wilson Harrison on September 20, 1948 at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. She was a 1966 graduate of Milton High School in Alpharetta, Georgia. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse for a time before enlisting with the United States Navy. Judie faithfully served her country for 10 years as a Military Police Officer. Judie traveled the world and served in many countries during her time in the Navy. After her honorable discharge, she began working in customer service for New York Life Insurance Company. Judie married the love of her life, Georgia Lynn Bunde, in 2014 in Carbondale, Illinois. She and Georgia have shared 24 loving years together. Judie was an avid reader, and when she was able, loved traveling. More than anything, she cherished her time spent with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jeremy Johnson in 1987; and one brother, Elvin C. Harrison, Jr.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving wife, Georgia Bunde of De Queen; one daughter, Aimee Erin Stark and husband Rodney of Wickes; four grandchildren, James, Grant, Eli and Hannah Stark, all of Wickes; one brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Barbara Harrison of Horatio; one sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and David Alves of De Queen; as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Due to current health concerns, memorial services for Mrs. Judie Harrison will be held at a later time. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

 

 

Jeanette Maxine Morris Tallant

Jeanette Maxine Morris Tallant, age 68, a resident of Horatio, Arkansas, died Monday, December 14, 2020 in Hot Springs, AR.

She was born August 25, 1952 in Nashville, Arkansas. She worked at Horatio State Bank, was a Home Interior distributer for 20 years, and worked for Baldwin Piano Company. She was a member of Old Center Holiness Church for many years.

Mrs. Tallant was preceded in death by her parents, Grady and Sibyl Wakley Morris, one brother, James Morris and one sister, Linda Davis.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Garland Tallant; three brothers and three sisters, Wesley (Hank) and Jodie Morris, Helen and Richard Todd of Little Rock, AR, Gayla and Donnie Williamson of Wilmer, Alabama, Warren and Robin Morris of Soldotna, AK, Judy Morris Seals of Lincoln, AR, Butch and Olena Morris of Umpire, AR, and one sister-in-law, Sheila Morris of De Queen, AR, one brother-in-law, J.R. Davis of Umpire, AR, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral service for Mrs. Tallant will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 18, 2020 at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wes Wakley and Rev. Donnie Williamson officiating. Burial will follow at the Bethel Cemetery in Umpire, AR, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at the funeral home.

Contributions to Bethel Cemetery P.O. Box 25, Umpire, AR 71971 ATTN: of Jean Faukner or Old Center Holiness Church. ATTN: Patricia Lipsey 1231 Central Road Horatio, AR, 71842.

The family requests that everyone wear a face mask and practice social distancing for safety.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com