Thursday, August 18, 2022

Obituaries

 

Guillermina “Mina” Turner

Guillermina “Mina” Turner, age 40, a resident of Newhope, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2022 in Hospice of Texarkana.

Mrs. Turner was born August 14, 1982 in Xaltianguis, Guerrero, Mexico. She was a member of Holly Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Dierks. She enjoyed shopping, loved spending time with her boys and family.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Gabriela Chino and Eliodoro Nava; maternal grandparents, Marcelino Alvarez and Adelina Asanza.

She is survived by her husband, Justin Tuner; three sons, Isaac Turner, Isaiah Turner and Ivan Turner all of Newhope; her parents, Ines and Reyna Nava of Hope, Arkansas; and her seven siblings, Miguel and Ruth Nava of Hope, Arkansas, Janet and Jose Jaimes of Durham, North Carolina, Rocio Nava and Polo Gallegos of Hernando, Mississippi, Maria and Andres Perez of Nashville, Arkansas, Araceli and Pedro Reyna of Hope, Antonio Nava and Maria Patricio of Nashville, and Patricia Nava of Hope.

Funeral services for Mrs. Turner will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 22, 2022 in the Holly Creek Baptist Church in Dierks with Bro. Clyde Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in New Hope under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.

Family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2022 at the funeral home in Dierks.

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

 

 

Mr. David Lambeth

Mr. David Alonzo Lambeth, age 80, resident of Joshua, Texas, and former resident of De Queen, passed away Monday, August 15, 2022, in Burleson, Texas.

David was born the oldest of five sons to the late Raymond Earl and Vietta Estelle Luttrell Lambeth, on September 20, 1941, in De Queen, Arkansas. David made his career as an accomplished Carpenter. Most recently, David worked in remodeling with Gary Lambeth until his retirement. David was a faithful member of the Beacon Hill Seventh-Day Adventist Church in De Queen, and enjoyed collecting rocks, woodworking, and longhorn cattle. He best spent his time with his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, David was also preceded in death by one brother, Edmond Lambeth.

David leaves to cherish his love and memories, three sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Anna Lambeth of Hot Springs, David and Cristina Lambeth of Burleson, Texas, and Edmond Lambeth of De Queen; six daughters and sons-in-law, Tina Lambeth of Dallas, Debbie Lambeth of Dallas, Maria and Matt Barlow of Tennessee, Jennifer Lambeth of Chicago, Christina Lambeth of Chicago, and Ashley and David Flowers of Joshua, Texas; eighteen grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Mack and Mary Lambeth of De Queen, Virgil Lambeth of De Queen, and Jimmy and Judy Lambeth of Spokane, Washington; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Funeral Services for Mr. David Lambeth will be held at 2:30 P.M., Saturday, August 20, 2022, at the Beacon Hill Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Interment will follow at Beacon Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen. You may leave a condolence online at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

 

Larry Dee Sirmon

Larry Dee Sirmon, age 76, a resident of De Queen, Arkansas died Sunday, August 14, 2022 at Bailey Creek Health and Rehab in Texarkana.

Mr. Sirmon was born January 27, 1946, in De Queen, Arkansas. He was a member of Memorial Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Seldon Sr. and Ruby Mae Sullivan Sirmon; one daughter, Stacy Sirmon and one brother, Leroy Sirmon.

He is survived by one daughter and son in law, Misty and Jimmy Dean Janes of Dierks, three sisters and their spouses, Susan Redfearn and Steve of Texarkana, Janet Holt and Sammy of Horatio and Laura Sirmon of Horatio, three brothers, Tim Sirmon of Grannis, Seldon Sirmon, Jr. of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Bobby and wife Teresa Sirmon of Horatio; one uncle, Preston and Kaye Sirmon of De Queen; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Sirmon will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 19, 2022 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in De Queen with Bro. Floyd Wright Jr, officiating. Burial will follow in Redmen Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 18, 2022 at the funeral home.

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

 

 

Jimmy Lee Stewart

Jimmy Lee Stewart, age 74, a resident of Lockesburg, Arkansas died Friday, August 12, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Stewart was born October 31, 1947, in Horatio, Arkansas to Bev and Juanita Stewart. Jimmy was an Army Veteran who loved his family dearly. He was a caring father, brother, grandpa and a very special uncle and friend! He spent many years working on appliances and tinkering with small engines.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bev and Juanita Stewart; two brothers, Charles Bryan and Bobby Earl Stewart all of Horatio.

He leaves to cherish his memory one son, James Stewart of Horatio and one daughter, Lisa Edwards of Columbus, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He is survived by one sister, Diane Stewart Vanhoutan and a brother in law, Micheal Vanhoutan both of Horatio, one sister in law, Linda Mae Stewart of De Queen a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, loved ones and friends. Jimmy was survived by a special niece of the home, Tonya Martinez and her husband, Carlos Martinez and their family, Destiny, TJ, Jonathon, Kashlyn, Kenyana, Jorge, Armani, Jaely, Kehlanii, they loved him and cared for him till the end. Jimmy is also survived by a best friend of over 20 years, David Harmont and his daughter, Cassandra.

Graveside service for Mr. Stewart will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 20, 2022 in Mt. Ida Cemetery with Nati Becerra and Robert Long officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m., to 8:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.

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

 

 

 

Rosemary Jones

Rosemary Jones, age 85, a resident of Conroe, TX died Friday, August 12, 2022 at her home.

Mrs. Jones was born September 20, 1936 in Russellville, Arkansas. She taught public school music in The De Queen School System for 28 years. A member of the First United Methodist Church for 55 years where she loved directing the choir and playing handbells. A member of PEO and OES in De Queen, AR. She loved playing bridge and going to lunch with her friends and enjoyed many years of retirement with her husband camping in the RV and spending lots of time with her amazing grandsons who she was so proud of and loved.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Esco Jenk and Fannie Rhea Burris Bowden and one sister, Elizabeth Jane Underwood.

Rosemary is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Gary Jones currently living in Conroe, TX but his heart is still in De Queen, AR; one daughter, Terrie Jane Chevaillier and husband, Charles Chevaillier of The Woodlands, TX; three grandsons, Forrest Chevaillier and wife Elizabeth Chevaillier Dallas, TX and great grandson Jack Chevaillier Dallas, TX, Brooks Chevaillier and wife Logan Chevaillier Austin, TX, and Hunter Chevaillier College Station, TX.

Graveside service for Mrs. Jones will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 3, 2022 in the Redmen Cemetery with Steve Copley officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Saturday before the service at Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First United Methodist Church in De Queen, P.O. Box 488, De Queen, Arkansas 71832.

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

 

 

 

Mr. Bob Buck

Mr. Robert “Bob” Lee Buck, age 75, resident of De Queen, Arkansas, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs.

Robert was born to Herman Nathan “Buddy” Buck, Jr. and Thelma Florence Cox on August 26, 1946, at 9:53 P.M., in Wenatchee, Washington. He joined the United States Navy in 1964. He was a First Class Diver serving in the Vietnam War, and was an instructor of Hydraulic Tools, first introduced to diving in 1983. Robert received the Good Conduct Medal, M-16 Expert Ribbon, Combat Action Ribbon , Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Expeditioner Medal, National Defense Service Medal, 2nd Vietnam Service Medal with a 2nd Bronze Star. He retired from the United States Navy as a Chief Signalman in 1993, with almost thirty years of faithful service. Robert enjoyed tying knots that he learned while serving in the Navy. He was a collector of stamps, foreign and U.S. currency, mechanical banks, skulls and natures insects such as spiders, butterflies, etc. His favorite football team was the San Diego Chargers and he loved collecting recipes and cooking. Robert best spent his time with his wife, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his infant son, Robert “Bobby” Lee Buck, Jr.; and one brother, William “Billy” Buck.

Robert leaves behind his most cherished and loving wife of twenty-five wonderful years, Sharon Kay Buck of De Queen; one brogher, Eugene and wife Windstorm Buck; one sister, Judy Jergan of Washington; four daughters, Shannon and husband Jason Biddle of Phoenix, Arizona, Kimberly and husband Brad Rielly of Texas, Dwaun Nickerson and Talina Burrow, both of De Queen; three sons, Roger Buck of Suquamish, Wahsington, Marty and wife Kim Buck of Bellingham, Washington, and Jimmy Burrow of Fairbanks, Alaska; thirteen grandchildren, Erin and John Rielly of Texas, Calyne, Luke, Abigail, and Nala Biddle of Phoenix, Nathan Buck of Washington, Wesley Buck of Bellingham, Washington, James and Copper Burrow of Fairbanks, Alaska, Skye Nickerson, Dalton Chandler, and Talia Amaro, all of De Queen; three great-grandchildren, Blayden and Phoebe Chandler, and Cedric Mann; two long-time best friends, Phyllis “Sissy” Barrington of Texarkana, Arkansas, and Jim “Mississippi Slim” Caldwell of San Diego, California; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of other friends.

Memorial Service for Mr. Bob Buck will be held at a later time. Cremation arrangements areentrusted to Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen. You may leave a condolence online at www.chandlerfuneral.com

 

 

 

 

Joel Ray Pinkerton

Joel Ray Pinkerton, age 78, of Newhope, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. 

Ray was born on  October 31, 1943, in Newhope, Arkansas to Leonard D and Eunice Greene Pinkerton. He was preceded in death by his parents; his great-granddaughter, Brooke Danielle Ackley; and his two sisters, Opal Sue Bissell and Joy Fern Crabtree.

He was a Free Will Baptist in his faith and was a member of Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Newhope. Throughout his life he was a truck driver and a farmer. He married the love of his life, Ethel Marie Whisenhunt, on May 30, 1964. They enjoyed life together, especially the many trips to Branson. They loved spending time on the porch drinking coffee and spending time with family including their dog, Lady, and their cat, Toby.

He is survived by his wife of the home, Ethel, of 58 years; his two daughters and son-in-law, Sheila and Charles Whitaker of Newhope, and Shelly Boykin of Dierks; his grandchildren, Kaela Beilstein of Dierks, Jennifer McKnight of Dierks, Jamie and Jonathan Chandler of DeQueen, and Candice Wommack of Dallas, Texas; his great-grandchildren, Madison Chandler, Curtis Beilstein, Brayden Ackley, Bristol Beilstein, Colton Chandler, and Lucas Chandler; his brother, Vernon Pinkerton; and many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and a host of wonderful friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Andy Hogg and Bro. Scott Kitchens officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday, 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Smith Family Funeral Home, Glenwood. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home, Glenwood.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Bissell, Eugene Whisenhunt, Mike Whisenhunt, Mike Deaton, Grover Hill, Dustin Hill, Matt Hill, and Charles Oholendt. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Pinkerton, Don Fletcher, Rickey Smith, and Danny Black.

The Family would like to give a special thank you to Dierksen Hospice.

Guest registry is at www.smithfamilycares.com.

 

Geri Vaughn Tollett

Geri Vaughn Tollett, age 72, a resident of Lockesburg, died Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at her home.

Mrs. Tollett was born December 13, 1949, in McNeil, Arkansas. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Lockesburg. Mrs. Tollett played the piano, she loved her church, children, grandchildren and family. She was a retired X-ray tech from Radiologist Associates in Little Rock.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Marie Williams Vaughn and one sister, Beth Vaughn.

Geri is survived by her beloved husband of 37 years, Jerry Tollett; one daughter, Lori Forsgren and husband Justin of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one son, Kevin Gunnels and wife, Julie of Waldo, Arkansas; one stepdaughter, Kimberly Starnes and husband, Steve of Dallas, Texas; one stepson, Jason and wife, Lisa of Jonesboro, Arkansas; grandkids, Madeline, Emily, Aubrey Forsgren of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Hannah Gunnels and Hunter O’Dell of Waldo, AR and Lindsey Raper of Dallas, TX; one step great granddaughter, ZaZa of Dallas, TX; two sisters, Betty Burchfield of McNeil, AR and Faye and husband, Dr. Tom Pulling of Hot Springs, AR; one brother, Thomas Vaughn and wife, Martha of Emerson, Arkansas and a number of nieces, nephews and many great friends.

Memorial services for Mrs. Tollett will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Lockesburg, with Larry Fry officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m., until service time at the church on Saturday.

Cremation arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church (Camp fund) C/O Fred Cox, Jr., 1760 Provo Rd., Lockesburg, AR 71846.

 

 

 

Elta Bress

Elta Bress, age 20, a resident of De Queen, Arkansas died Monday, August 1, 2022 at Little River Nursing and Rehab in Ashdown, Arkansas.

Ms. Bress was born June 22, 2002, in Marshall Island. She was a member of the New Hope Marshallese Church in De Queen. Elta enjoyed spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Donton Bress.

She is survived by her parents, Jose Majo and Alti Luwillon of De Queen; four sisters and brothers in law, Julina and Domango Bress, Julynn and Callan Bress, Jassica Bress and Ruthleen Alti Bress; three uncles, Claney Majo, Johnathan Majo, Majo Majo; two aunts, Neion Majo and Wosmey Majo.

Funeral services for Ms. Bress will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 20, 2022 in the Faith and Deliverance Church / New Hope Marshallese in De Queen. Burial will follow in Redmen Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

Family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 19, 2022 at the church.

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

 

 

 

Luis Martinez

Mr. Jose Luis Salinas Martinez, age 47, resident of De Queen, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2022, in the CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, Texarkana, Texas.

Luis was born on September 9, 1974, in San Luis, Potosi, Mexico, the fourth of eight children, to Santos Salinas Martinez and Adriana Martinez Rubio. Luis was a poultry farmer and enjoyed grilling, farming, fishing and music of any kind. More than anything, he cherished the time spent with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Santos Salinas Martinez.

Luis leaves to cherish his memory, the love of his life, Maria Hernandez of De Queen; three daughters and a son-in-law, Misty and Dylan Linville of De Queen, Rosa Salinas of De Queen; and Sofia Salinas of De Queen; three sons, Luis Martinez of De Queen, Javier Salinas of De Queen, and Jose Salinas of De Queen; his grandchildren, Yareli Linville, Emilia Garcia, and soon-to-be grandson, Isaac Linville; his mother, Adriana Martinez Rubio of San Luis, Mexico; five brothers, Julio, Eugenio, Florencio, Jesus, and Santos; two sisters, Casimira and Angela; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Luis Martinez will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, August 13, 2022, in the Monsignor Scott Friend Pastor Center at St. Barbara Catholic Church in De Queen. Interment will follow at Redmen Cemetery in De Queen. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., Friday, with the reciting of Holy Rosary beginning at 6:00 P.M., at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen. You may leave a condolence online at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

 

 

Betty Foran

Betty Foran, 82, of Foreman, AR passed away Monday, August 8, 2022 in Texarkana, TX in a local hospital.
 
She was born May 29, 1940 in Wilton, AR to the late Elmer and Agnes (Youngblood) Cooper.
 
Mrs. Foran was a member of First United Methodist Church of Winthrop. She was very active in her church and loved assisting with the food drive. She also loved quilting, fishing and working in her flower beds. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends, playing horseshoes and bowling. Mrs. Foran loved to go camping at Patterson Shoals where she would enjoy a good game of volleyball. She is preceded in death by her parents, one son, one brother, two sisters and one grandson.
 
Survivors include her husband, Robert Foran of Winthrop, AR, one son, Kenneth Foran of Winthrop, AR, one daughter and son-in-law, Beth and James Hill of Dierks, AR, four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Linda Bowman of Ashdown, Bethel and Winston Dossett of Winthrop, Barbara and Dempsey McNutt of Winthrop and Anita and James Hufstelter of Horatio, AR, seven grandchildren, Shanna (Lance) Pinkerton, Kelli Foran, Shaine (Jamie) Morton, Jeremy (DeAnna) Woods, Brad Foran, Matt (Kara) Hill and Jake Hill, twenty-two great-grandchildren, Max and Sam Pinkerton, Lea Foran, Hunter Flournoy, Braydon, Braylee and Miranda Foran, Khylla (Koda) Aylor, Trendin McKinney, Taylor, Kynsie and Maxx Hill, Jadin, Rylan, Jordan and Madden Hill, Conner (Shyann) and Makenzie Morton, Ashley and Kaley Woods and Triston and Addison Bania, seven great-great-grandchildren, Eli Baker, Ellington Jones, Rachel Aylor, Hadleigh Morton, Paxxtyn and Parker Malcom and Cohen Launius and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
 
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 11:00 at First United Methodist Church in Winthrop.

 

 

Brandon Jeremy Ward

Brandon Jeremy Ward, age 41, a resident of De Queen, Arkansas, died Friday, August 5, 2022 at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Mr. Ward was born February 26, 1981, in Purcell, Oklahoma. He was of Baptist faith. Brandon was an avid sports fan and attended Murray State College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma on a baseball scholarship. Friends and family could always count on Brandon for good-natured teasing about their favorite teams, and he never lost faith in his Hogs or Cowboys.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Krista Denise Lambert Ward.

Brandon is survived by his beloved daughter, Bailey Ward of De Queen; his father, Bill Ward of De Queen; one sister, Kandice Ward of De Queen; one niece, Payzlee Ward; two uncles, Bob Ward and wife, Angelina of De Queen, and Terry Ward and wife, Pam of Mena; one special aunt, Debi Lee of De Queen; and many lifelong friends and relatives.

Memorial services for Mr. Ward will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 13, 2022 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in De Queen, with Micah Martin officiating.

Cremation arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022 at the funeral home.

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

 

 

Bea Smith

Mrs. Beatrice C. Smith, affectionately known as Bea, age 80, of De Queen, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, in Texarkana, Texas.

Bea was born to Joseph Daniel and Mamie Elizabeth Murphy Clinton on May 12, 1942, in Hochatown, Oklahoma. She was a 1960 graduate of Eagletown High School and worked many years in Retail Sales for Piggly Wiggly and Lewis’ in De Queen. She married the love of her life, Kenneth Elmer Smith, Jr., on August 3, 1968, in Elmira, New York. She and Kenny were faithful members of the First Baptist Church in De Queen. She enjoyed bowling, going to the casino, gardening, her flowers, watching the NBA, mowing, and yardwork. She was a professional squirrel shooter, only hitting her bird feeders a few times. Bea best spent her time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of over forty-seven years, Kenny Smith; and her siblings.

Bea leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter and son-in-law, Tanni and Mike Shipp of Texarkana, Texas; two granddaughters and their spouses, Jennifer and Michael Westbrook of Atlanta, Texas, and Jessica and Earl Jenkins, III of Hooks, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, Bailey Skye, Kassie Jo, Kenzie, and Earl Jenkins, IV; as well as one brother, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Memorial Services for Mrs. Bea Smith will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, August 6, 2022, at the First Baptist Church in De Queen. Junior Ochoa will officiate. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen. You may leave a condolence online at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

 

 

Bernice Bailey

Bernice Bailey, age 87, a resident of Eagletown, Oklahoma died Monday, August 1, 2022 at Memorial Heights Nursing Facility in Idabel, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Bailey was born June 6, 1935, in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. She was a bus driver and cook for Eagletown schools for 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lenerd and Katy Leigh Faye Scaggs Covington; her husband, Virgil Bailey; five siblings, Mary Jo Ferguson, Leroy Covington, Elton Covington, Linda Sandifer and Charlie Covington and a son-in-law, Jeff Yeargan.

She is survived by one son, Glennon Roy “Bud” Bailey of Cove, Arkansas; two daughters, Nena Kaye Whitworth of Eagletown and Shiela Charlene Yeargan of Eagletown; six grandchildren, Chris and Kristy Blankenship of Heavener, Oklahoma, Sabra Lopez of Hochatown, Oklahoma, Jerry and Melanie Blankenship of Purcell, Oklahoma, Jonathon and Anne Bailey of Grannis, Arkansas, David Yeargan of Idabel, Oklahoma, Katie and Derek Davis of Durant, Oklahoma and fourteen great grandchildren; a special niece, Janet McCoy and a special nephew, Jimmy Rollins.

Graveside memorial services for Mrs. Bailey will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 8, 2022 in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

Cremation arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home.

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

 

 

 

Kaytlin Paige Loredo

Kaytlin Paige Loredo, age 23, a resident of Gillham, Arkansas died Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock.

Ms. Loredo was born April 11, 1999, in De Queen, Arkansas. She enjoyed spending time with her two children, family, friends and going to the lake.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Coy Bell Loredo.

She is survived by her two children, Kamren Pearce and Wesley Pearce; her father, Miguel Loredo; two brothers and sisters in law, Miguel Wayne and Lucia B. Loredo, Enrique and Jasey H. Loredo; one sister and brother in law, Stephanie and Tanner Parsons all of Gillham and a number of nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m., to 11:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2022; with a Funeral Mass at 7:00 p.m. followed with a Holy Rosary beginning at 8:00 p.m. in the Monsignor Scott Friend Pastoral Center at St. Barbara Catholic Church.

Funeral services for Ms. Loredo will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, August 6, 2022 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Jose Buenrostro and Chad Lyle officiating. Burial will follow in Redmen Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

Family will receive friends from 5:00-9:00 p.m., Friday, August 5, 2022 at the funeral home.

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

 

 

Mrs. Tommie Boone

Mrs. Tommie Elizabeth Shipman Boone, age 58, resident of Nashville, Arkansas, passed away Friday, July 22, 2022, at her home.

Tommie was born to William Isaac and Patricia Ann Carrell Shipman on February 18, 1964, in De Queen. She married James Robert Boone on June 17, 2011, in Nashville, and together they shared eleven loving years. Tommie worked in different capacities in her career, including home building, and most recently as a licensed Cosmetologist. She was the former owner of Hair Benders salon in De Queen. Tommie was a faithful member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ashdown, and enjoyed horses, crafting, and her Pocket Bully – Hennessey. Tommie best spent her time with James, their children, and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her first husband, Ralph Bolding.

Tommie leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband, James Boone of Nashville; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Cicyli and Justin Bearden of Lockesburg, Summer and Josh Markham of Umpire, and Haley Zuetlow of Lake Hamilton; one son, Curtis Boone of New Hope; six grandchildren, Jadin Hill of Dierks, Isaac Brown of Lockesburg, Masea Billingsley of Lockesburg, Sawyer Markham of Umpire, Eleanor Zuetlow of Lake Hamilton, and Zaiden Zuetlow, also of Lake Hamilton; one sister, Beverly Penick and husband Steve of Eufaula, Oklahoma; as well as other relatives, and a host of friends.

Memorial Services for Mrs. Tommie Boone will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, July 30, 2022, in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen. You may leave a condolence online at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

 

 

Cheryl Ann Huston

Cheryl Ann Huston, age 61, a resident of De Queen, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at her home.

She was born November 15, 1961 in Decatur, Indiana. She worked for social services and Amberwood Retirement Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents William Fredrick “Bill” and Lois McAnelly Huston and one brother, Randy Huston.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Buck of De Queen; one son, Matthew Huston of De Queen; three brothers, David Huston of Broken Bow, Steven Huston of Amarillo, Texas, Michael Huston of Cartwright, Oklahoma; two sisters, Susy McGuffin of Horatio, AR, Kathy Huston of New Boston, Texas and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services for Ms. Huston will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 29, 2022 at Redmen Cemetery with Roderick Trotter officiating under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

Family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28 , 2022 at the funeral home in De Queen.

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

 

 

Loretta Faith Pickett McRae

Loretta Faith Pickett McRae, age 80, a resident of De Queen, Arkansas died Sunday, July 24, 2022 at her home.

She was born December 18, 1941 in Horatio, Arkansas. Mrs. McRae was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed her family, cooking, gardening and canning. She was a former employee of Baldwin Piano and retired from Dierks School System.

Mrs. McRae was preceded in death by her parents, Rayburn and Flora Mae Turner Pickett; granddaughter, Morgan McRae and one sister, Betty Wade.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, James McRae of De Queen; two sons and daughters in law, Jeff and Julie McRae of Nashville, Phil and Sharon McRae of De Queen, two daughters and one son in law, Sandy Barksdale of Southlake, Texas, Jami and Micah Johnson of New Braunfels, Texas; three brothers and sisters in law, James and Lennie Pickett of De Queen, Jim and Debra Pickett of Bentonville, AR, Ron and Marla Pickett of Longview, TX; seven grandchildren, Brady Eudy, Brooke Nealy, Whitney Crossley, Cole McRae, Macy McRae, Rylee Johnson and Amelia Johnson; seven great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. McRae will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at the De Queen Church of Christ with Toney Stowers and Bobby Tatum officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends July 27, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. until service time at the church.

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

 

 

 

Carolyn Louise Carver

Carolyn Louise Carver, age 76, a resident of Lockesburg, Arkansas died Sunday, July 24, 2022 at CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs.

She was born April 1, 1946 in Dierks, Arkansas. She enjoyed fishing, quilting, reading and drinking diet coke. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Lockesburg.

Mrs. Carver was preceded in death by her parents, Johnie Bartley and Melissa Kesterson Simmons; her husband, Thomas Michael Carver and one brother, Harold Simmons.

She is survived by one daughter and son in law, Lisa and David Ward of Dierks; one son, Russell Carver of Hot Springs; one granddaughter, Gracie Carver; two grandsons, Damian Ward and William Carver; one brother and sister in law, Johnny Ray and Kathy Simmons of Dierks and one brother in law and sister in law, Randy and Brenda Carver of Greenwood and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Carver will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Lockesburg, Arkansas with Johnny Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Burg Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral home.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2022 in the funeral home in Dierks.

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

 

 

 

Jo Ann Cannon

Jo Ann Bagley Cannon, age 82, a resident of Dierks, Arkansas died Friday, July 22, 2022 in Hot Springs.

She was born December 31, 1939 in Kolbtown, Arkansas. She worked in the Dierks School Cafeteria, and was a member of Holly Creek Missionary Baptist Church. She loved her family, church, flowers and red birds.

Mrs. Cannon was preceded in death by her parents, Tom D. and Dottie Pearl Stokes Bagley, and her husband, Josh Cannon.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Reggie and Joy Cannon of Mt. Ida, Arkansas; one daughter and son-in-law, Katrina and David Pickett of Dierks; grandchildren, Braden Cannon, Kelsey and Drew Adams, Brett Cannon and Madison Burgess, Baylea Cannon and Brayden Drewry: her future great grand baby, Anna Adams; a special aunt, Olene Efird; and a number of nieces and nephews

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Cannon will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2022 in Fellowship Cemetery with Drew Adams officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

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

 

 

 

Lucio Pacheco

Lucio Pacheco, a resident of De Queen, Arkansas passed to a better life on July 20, 2022 at the of 80 years.

Mr. Pacheco was born December 15, 1941. He will be remembered as the loving, respectful, and hardworking man. Mr. Pacheco enjoyed staying busy with his garden alongside his life time soulmate, his wife, Manuela Martinez Pacheco. He had 10 children, 7 remain living, and too many grandkids and great grandkids to count.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three children.

He is survived by his wife, Manuela Martinez Pacheco and seven children many great grandkids and great grandkids.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m., to 11:00 p.m., Sunday, July 24, 2022; with a Holy Rosary beginning at 8:00 p.m. in the Monsignor Scott Friend Pastoral Center at St. Barbara Catholic Church.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 25, 2022 in the Monsignor Scott Friend Pastoral Center at St. Barbara Catholic Church with Father Ramses Mendieta officiating. Burial will follow in Redmen Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

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Lucio Pacheco, resident de De Queen, Arkansas pasó a una vida major el 20 de Julio de 2022 a los 80 años.

El Sr. Pacheco nació el 15 de Diciembre de 1941. Será recordado como un hombre cariñoso, respetuoso y trabajador. El Sr. Pacheco disfrutó mantenerse ocupado con su jardin junto con su alma gemela de toda la vida, su esposa, Manuela Martinez Pacheco. Tuvo 10 hijos, 7 siguen vivos y demasiados nietos y bisnietos para contar.

Le precedieron en la muerte sus padres y tres hijos.

Le sobreviven su esposa, Manuela Martinez Pacheco y siete hijos, muchos nietos y bisnietos.

La misa fúnebre se llevará a cabo a las 10:00 a.m., el Lunes, 24 de Julio de 2022 en el Centro Pastoral Monseñor Scott Friend en la Iglesia Católica Santa Barbara oficiando el Padre Ramsés Mendieta. El entierro seguirá en el cementerio de Redmen, bajo la dirección de Wilkerson Funeral Home en De Queen.

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Bob Dean Sutton

Bob Dean Sutton, age 55, a resident of Lockesburg, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at his home.

Mr. Sutton was born August 1, 1966 in Antioch, California. He enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle, shopping and spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kellie Sutton and one brother, Donny Sutton.

He is survived by his children, Nikki Perrigo and Tyler of Greenbrier, Arkansas, Josh Sutton of San Diego, California and Jeremy Saare of Conway, Arkansas; his mother, Brenda Harmon of Emmet, Arkansas, his father and stepmother, Billy Joe and Elaine Sutton of Lockesburg, Arkansas; nine brothers and a sister-in-law, Billy Joe Sutton, Jr. of De Queen, Wade and Esmeralda Sutton of De Queen, and Joseph Tuberville of Michigan, Chris Harmon, Damien Harmon, Mac Harmon, Sonny Harmon, Bryce Harmon, and Patrick Graham; four sisters and a Brother-in-law, Beverly and Marl Barnes of Emmet, Arkansas, Abby Harmon, Gia Harmon, and Brittany Mills; two grandchildren, Braden and Bentley Perrigo and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Sutton will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2022 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ray Reynolds officiating. Cremation will follow.

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

 

 

 

Marjorie Louise Taylor

Marjorie Loise Taylor, age 92, a resident of Winthrop, Arkansas passed away Thursday, July 21, 2022 at her home.

Ms. Taylor was born April 1, 1930, in Winthrop. She enjoyed watching and feeding her birds, and baseball.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Liz Whisenhunt; parents, Pink and Hattie Tate Morgan; siblings, John, Hazel, Faye, Gertrude, Leona, Bill, Shirley, Ruth, Taylor; and great-granddaughters, Cassie and Cassey.

She is survived by her granddaughters, Jennifer and husband Joe Jones, Cheryl Moreland; son-in-law, Billy and wife Barbara Whisenhunt; great-grandkids, Cole Jones, Brent and Yuri Jones, Craig and Kaleigh Moreland, Corey Moreland and Kenzie, Courtnie Moreland; great-great-grandkids, Gio, Abigail, Elizabeth, Brantley, Marshall; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services for Ms. Taylor will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Campground Cemetery in Winthrop with Bro. Jimmy Roden officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

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

 

 

Bertha Earnestine Moore

Bertha Earnestine McAlister Moore passed from this life on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. The youngest child and only daughter of Robert Arch and Dewey James McAlister, she was born on April 10, 1929, in Dierks, AR. She lived her entire life in Dierks and was a member of the 1947 graduating class where she was the valedictorian, homecoming queen, and played guard on the basketball team. She continued to be an avid Outlaw fan as well as a Razorback fan her entire life. After high school graduation she immediately went to work at Dierks Lumber in the business office where she remained for the next 20 years. After 20 years, she was offered a career change at Dierks High School. For the next 20 years she served Dierks schools as bookkeeper and secretary to the Superintendent. While there, she loved every student and faculty member and had a special gift of remembering everyone’s name (forever) and making each person feel special.

Even though she never had biological children of her own, she actually had thousands of kids she called her own and loved them deeply. She loved her family, she loved her friends, she loved her school, she loved her church. She was an active and devoted member of the Dierks First United Methodist Church. She loved to laugh and her sense of humor and quick wit stayed intact until the end. She had great organizational skills and loved planning reunions of any kind and spearheaded many class reunions as well as the annual James reunions for 50 years until Covid shut it down. Her fondest memories were of the raucous and competitive card games that she and Jack played with the Joneses and the Gibson’s.

She was pre-deceased by her parents, her loving and devoted husband (her Sweetie) Doyle Jack Moore her three older brothers, William Harlan McAlister, Robert Herman McAlister, and Russell Edward McAlister; one nephew, Tommy McAlister and two nieces, Martha and Millie McAlister and her sister-in-law, Bobbie Jo McAlister.

She is survived by seven nieces and nephews: Penny (Dale) Watson of San Angelo, TX; Mandy (Rick) Bell and Bob (Tina) McAlister of Mineral Springs, AR; Ken (Tammy) McAlister of Midland, TX; Jamie (Brett) Holiman of Little Rock, AR; Skip (Misty) McAlister of Hot Springs, AR and Mike (Tracy) McAlister of Lubbock, TX; her sister-in-law, Shirley McAlister of Nashville, AR, and four extra special friends (sisters) Sharon Allen, LaJeana Jones, Charlotte Gibson, and Shawn Kirkpatrick all of Dierks, AR.

Memorials may be made to her honor to: Dierks First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 117, Dierks, AR, 71833 or I Love LK Memorial Fund, 554 Beachview Circle, Hot Springs, AR, 71913.

Graveside services for Mrs. Moore will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 23, 2022 at Dierks Cemetery Arkansas with Carroll Jackson officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

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

 

 

Cynthia Ann Riley

Cynthia Ann Riley, age 75, a resident of Gillham, Arkansas died Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Little River Memorial Hospital in Ashdown Arkansas.

Mrs. Riley was born October 1, 1946 in Andrews, Texas. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and dominoes with family and loved going to the casino.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herb and Wanda Lee Watkins Haarmeyer and her husband, Mitchell Riley.

She is survived by one daughter, Melissa Riley and fiancé, Stephen Smallwood Hodgen, Oklahoma; two sons, Mitchell Riley Jr. of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Jason Riley of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two grandsons, Hunter Riley and Jon-Luc Riley of De Queen; two granddaughters, Eden Gretchen Riley of De Queen and Emily Riley of Jonesboro, Arkansas; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerral and Lynda Haarmeyer of Gillham, Arkansas, David and Brenda Haarmeyer of Hughes Springs, Texas, James “Herbie” and Kathy Haarmeyer of De Queen, Arkansas; one sister and brother-in-law, Kimberly and Michael Thompkins of Mena, Arkansas and a number of nieces and nephews.

Cremation arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home.

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

 

 

Christy Dawn Mickle

Mrs. Christy Dawn Turner Mickle, age 40, resident of De Queen, Arkansas, passed peacefully from this life on Monday, July 18, 2022, in Dallas, Texas.

Christy was born to Curtis Warren and Deborah Kay Turner Neal on October 13, 1981, in De Queen. She was a 2000 graduate of Wickes High School and went on to nursing school. She married the love of her life, Cory Paul Mickle, on June 22, 2002, in Wickes, and to this union, two daughters were born. Christy worked several years at the Grannis Café and most recently served as a Homemaker. She enjoyed crafting, traveling with Cory and their daughters, yardwork, being outside, and spending time with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Lloyd and Mary Turner; and a special aunt, Arlene Turner.

Christy leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband of twenty years, Cory Mickle of De Queen; two daughters, Carlie and Cayla Mickle of De Queen; her mother, Debbie Neal of Grannis; her father, Warren Neal of Vandervoort; one brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Adrienne Neal of Vandervoort; niece and nephew, Harley and Hayden Neal of Vandervoort; her grandmother, Daris Mickle of De Queen; as well as number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Graveside Services for Mrs. Christy Mickle will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 22, 2022, at the Grannis Cemetery. Bro. Jamie Cowan to officiate. Interment will follow, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen. You may leave a condolence online at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, Maryland 20852, or to any foundation supporting CIDP Research.

 

 

Hazel Mae Stark

Mrs. Hazel Mae Mangum Stark, age 97, resident of De Queen, Arkansas, passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, in Ashdown, Arkansas.

Hazel was born to William Henry and Georgia Eugene Woods Mangum on August 1, 1924, in Pittsburg, Oklahoma. She was a 1941 honors graduate of the Kingston, Oklahoma High School. She married the love of her life, Robert Wilmerth Stark, on September 9, 1942, in Lawton, Oklahoma. She worked several years as a Dietician for the Gillham School Cafeteria and later worked more than twenty years for the De Queen Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of Kern Heights Baptist Church and Eastern Star. Hazel enjoyed fishing, being involved with the Women’s Ministry, teaching Sunday School, reading, sewing, crocheting, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Master Sargent Robert W. Stark, in 1976; one son, Georgie Allen Stark; three grandchildren, Erik Paul, Donna Dinwiddie, and Brian Dinwiddie; four brothers, one sister, two sons-in-law, and one daughter-in-law.

Hazel leaves to cherish her loving memory, her children and their spouses, Carol Dinwiddie of De Queen, Raymond Stark of De Queen, Shirley and John Cogdill of Ashdown, Betty Williams of Prescott, Janet and Greg Long of Louisville, Kentucky, Ruth and Tim Emanuel of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Nancy and Carmen Resendiz of De Queen; fourteen grandchildren, Rachell Runnels, Teresa Remirez, Cristy Petsershin, Debbie Gilmer, Raymond Gilmer, Keith Williams, Mark Williams, Waylon Scott Robertson, Patricial Autrey, April Robertson, Tony Emanuel, Izzy Emanuel, Brandi Resendiz, and Jeremy Resendiz; seventeen great-grandchildren; one sister, Roberta Hamel of Augusta, Georgia; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Graveside Services for Mrs. Hazel Stark will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, July 25, 2022, at Gillham Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Hill officiating. Interment will follow, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. The family will receive friends form 2:00 to 4:00 P.M., Sunday, at the funeral home. You may leave a condolence online at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

 

 

Earl Allan Bush

Earl Allan Bush, age 67, a resident of Gillham, Arkansas died Monday, July 18, 2022 at CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Mr. Bush was born June 29, 1955, in Dalhart, Texas. He was a Deacon and a member of 4C Cowboy Church in De Queen. Allan enjoyed spoiling his great granddaughter Julia and loved farming, hunting, fishing and watching westerns.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Odis and Nancy Ferris Bush; one son, Mark Allan Bush and one sister, Debi Brocato.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Bush of Gillham; one son, Jason Bush of De Queen; one sister and bro-in-law, Mary and Gale Jones of Hot Springs Village; one brother, Erwin Bush of Fort Smith, AR; five grandchildren, Brittnee and Tyler Bowman of Hot Springs Village, AR, Sara Bush, Seth Bush, Blake Bush, Hunter Bush; three great grandchildren, Julia, Mason, Daxton and a number of nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Bush will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 21, 2022 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Ida Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

Family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at the funeral home.

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

 

 

Beverly Ann Kimble

Ms. Beverly Ann Bickford Kimble, age 58, resident of Texarkana, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022, at her home.

Beverly was born one of three children to Harry Edward and Martha Rebecca McCuistion Bickford on August 2, 1963, in Naples, Florida. She was graduate of Lely High School and went on to obtain her associate degree from Texarkana College. She received her certification and worked as a Chemical Dependency Counselor for the State of Texas. Beverly loved life and her Lord and attended Christian Warriors Church in Texarkana. She enjoyed creating skits, plays, and puppet shows for her nieces and nephews. She also enjoyed sunbathing, the beach, and swimming. Beverly best spent her time with her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Margaret Bickford, Merton Bickford, and Graham Fountain; and her maternal grandparents, Pearl and John McCuistion.

Beverly leaves to cherish her love and memory, three children, Daniel Owen Hagood of Texarkana, Nikki Rochelle Hagood and Lorin Hoback of Denver, Colorado, and Alexandra Elizabeth Green and husband Tyler of Texarkana; four grandchildren, Lily Grace Jones, Taylor Ann Hagood, Easton Joseph Green, and River Leigh Green; her parents, Harry and Martha Bickford of Lake Placid, Florida; two brothers, Darryl Glen Bickford and wife Joan, and Clay Allen Bickford and wife DeAnna, all of Florida; twelves nieces and nephews, Toni, Sebastian, Jacklyn, Elijah, Nathanial, Matthew, Meagan, Stacy, Kenny, Jakob, Tyler, and Dylan; as well as cousins by the dozens, other relatives, and a host of friends.

A Memorial Gathering to celebrate the life of Ms. Beverly Kimble will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., Friday, July 22, 2022, at Christian Warriors Church, 2101 East 50th Street, Texarkana, Arkansas 71854. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen. You may leave a condolence online at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

 

 

 

Winona Pearl Reed

Our sweet Momma, Winona Pearl McClure Reed, went to be with Jesus on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 surrounded by family and friends. Mom was formerly from DeQueen, and was a teacher not only in the public school system for 31 years, but also taught others about Jesus every chance she got.

She was born to John and Winnie McClure on June 16, 1935 and was married to our father, Dr. Jack Allen Reed, September 3, 1961. We were happy they were reunited after being apart for 35 years.

Momma was a very loving, happy, giving person who did everything for others. Her smile would always light up the room. She had a wonderful life, but will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

She is survived by her sisters, Mary Sue Ard and Elaine Williams, her five children, Celia Crawford, Rebecca Wimberly, Ruthie Osburn, John Reed and Paul Reed. She was blessed to have eight grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren and also many family members and friends.

Her private family burial service will be July 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Redmen Cemetary in DeQueen, Arkansas.

 

 

Mr. Doug Pridmore

Mr. Douglas Lee Pridmore, age 66, resident of Lockesburg, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022, in Texarkana, Texas.

Doug, as he was known to family and friends, was born to Franklin Delanor Pridmore, Sr. and Mary Jane Cooley Pridmore on October 6, 1955, in Portland, Oregon. He was a high school graduate and faithfully served with the United States Army. He worked in different capacities throughout his career, most recently as a Mechanic. Doug enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Velma Bernice Harmon Pridmore; and his brother, Franklin D. Pridmore, Jr.

Doug is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Christopher and Brittany Pridmore of Andrews AFB, Maryland, and Douglas Pridmore of Lockesburg, Arkansas ; two grandchildren, Isaac Pridmore and Lindi Pridmore; as well as other relatives and friends.

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen. You may leave a condolence online at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

 

Joe Edward Bush

 
Joe Edward Bush, 90, passed away on July 13, 2022 at his home in De Queen, Arkansas. Joe was born on May 21, 1932 in Winthrop, Arkansas to Bert Jackson Bush and Gertrue Anderson-Bush. He developed a love of learning and education at a young age. Beginning his education in a one room schoolhouse in rural Arkansas, he dedicated 42 years to teaching and school administration.
In 1949, at the age of seventeen, Joe enrolled at Henderson State Teachers College and received a certificate to begin teaching at the age of 19. On his first day, at the Lockesburg High School, he met the young lady who would later become his wife. He then transferred to the Delight School District for two years, before receiving his greetings to serve his country in the Korean War. Before leaving for duty in the United States Army, he married the love of his life, Holly (King) Bush, on August 20, 1954.
During the war, Joe was assigned to the Southeastern Signal School in Fort Gordon, Georgia and received his training to become a communications instructor. He served his country as the Instructor of Company A for the U.S. Army Corps, known as the ‘Eyes and Ears of the U.S. Army’. Joe was honorably discharged in 1956 and soon returned to teaching and coaching basketball in Delight, Arkansas.

Joe and his family then moved back to his childhood home of Winthrop for a school year before moving to Broken Bow, Oklahoma, where he taught and later served as school principal for twenty years. In addition to teaching, Joe was always furthering his own education. He spent so much time in school that his young nephew Bink Thornton would always ask him, “Uncle Joe, what are you going to be when you grow up?” He obtained additional certifications and administrative degrees from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, OK; the University of Oklahoma in Norman Oklahoma; East Texas State University in Commerce Texas, and the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.

After 20 years in Broken Bow, he and his family returned to his first school district of Lockesburg Arkansas. He later served as Superintendent at the Winthrop Public Schools, before finishing his career as an Elementary School Principal in Talihina, Oklahoma. He retired in 1992 and returned with his wife and daughter to Lockesburg. Closing the door on his career, he spent his later years fishing, hunting, raising cattle, serving his Lord as an Elder in the local Cumberland Presbyterian Churches, and enjoying time with family.

On Wednesday July 13 at 4:25 PM the bell tolled once more. Although the eyes and the ears of the old educator had failed, he saw and heard his Master say welcome home. Joe Edward Bush was proceeded in death by his parents and five siblings—brothers Derrill, Archie, and Vernon and two sisters, Bernice (Bush) Morgan and Betty (Bush) Lisenby. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Holly (King) Bush and three children—Becky (Bush) Benton and husband Billy Benton of De Queen; Mark Bush and wife Denise (Lawrence) Bush of De Queen; and their special angel Didama Bush of De Queen. He is also survived by his sister, Jama (Bush) Cox and husband Phillip Cox, and by five grandchildren—Cara Benton-Kozon and husband Adam Kozon; Carrie (Bush) Scrivner and husband Chris Scrivner; Callie (Bush) Reinhardt and husband Casey Reinhardt; Joe Blaze Bush; and Karlie Bush. Joe was a loving great-grandfather to Kinsley, Konner, and Kaston Scrivner and Griffin Reinhardt, an additional great-grandson (Baby K) will arrive in September. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends, including a host of special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Bush will be held at 10:45 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2022 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Mark Bush officiating. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lockesburg under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., prior to the service.

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

 

 

Mr. Doug Akin

Mr. Roy Douglas Akin, age 62, resident of De Queen, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2022, at his home.

Doug, as he was known to his family and friends, was born to Roy Joe and Ira LaNell Hammon Akin on Monday, March 28, 1960, in Texarkana, Texas, the youngest of two children. He was a 1978 graduate of Fouke High School and went on to attend Berean Bible College. Doug made his career as a Financial Advisor, working more than fifteen years as the Edward Jones Financial Advisor in De Queen. He married the love of his life, Deborah Kay Phillips, on June 22, 2014, in Horatio, Arkansas. Doug and Debbie were faithful members of the Horatio First Assembly of God, where Doug served as leader of the Adult Sunday School Class. Doug was actively involved with the De Queen Rotary Club for more than fifteen years, having served on the Board of Directors and as Past-President. He was ordained with the Assembly of God Church and honorably served in any capacity when needed. He was immovable in his faith and shared the word of God with everyone he could. Doug enjoyed spending time at church, hunting, and fishing, but best spent his time with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Joe Akin; and a daughter, Adrienne Butler.

Doug leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Debbie Akin of De Queen; his children, Kyle Akin of Los Angeles, California, Malorie Akin of West Monroe, Louisiana, Joshua Butler of Horatio, Vance Butler of Ashdown, Whitney (Kaleb) Murray of Benton, Hunter Hughes of Nashville, and Cecily (Rhett Strang) Hughes of De Queen; his grandchildren, by whom he was lovingly known as “Gramps”, Cohen Butler, Mollie Butler, Addy Butler, Reid Butler, and two soon-to-be grandchildren; his mother, LaNell Akin of Ashdown; his sister, Connie Bolton of Ashdown; his uncle, Carl (Sharon) Akin of Texarkana; niece and nephew, Natalie Smith and Nathan Bolton, both of Texarkana; as well as other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral Services for Mr. Doug Akin will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, July 14, 2022, at the De Queen First Assembly of God Church with Bro. John Gutierres and Sam Young officiating. Interment will follow at the Columbus Community Cemetery in Columbus, Arkansas. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, at the funeral home. You may leave a condolence online at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

The family request that memorials be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 713, De Queen, Arkansas 71832.

 

Mrs. Chinna Jones

Mrs. Chinna Leigh Lemons Jones, age 64, resident of Umpire, Arkansas, passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at her home.

Chinna was born one of four children to the union of Lee Edward and Clista Norene Lowry Lemons on October 7, 1957, in Hobbs, New Mexico. She was a proud graduate of North American High School Correspondence and was a Homemaker. She married the love of her life, Gary Allen Jones, on February 5, 1973, in Idabel, Oklahoma. Chinna enjoyed cooking, ceramics, her flowers and flower gardens, and was artistic around the home, but more than anything, she cherished the time spent with her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clista and Lee Lemons, Sr.

Chinna is survived by her loving husband of over forty-nine years, Gary Jones of Umpire; her children, Tonya Anderson and husband Scott of Rogers, Arkansas, and Gary Allen Jones, Jr., also of Rogers; six grandchildren and their spouses, Kailyne (Sasha) Jones of Umpire, Terrie Anderson of Umpire, Scott Anderson of Rogers, Evan (Alexandria) Anderson of Rogers, Nicole Anderson of Rogers, and Kayla Jones of Springdale; ten great-grandchildren; three brothers, Kevin Lemons and wife Kim of Simms, Texas, Opie Lemons of Horatio, and Lee Lemons, Jr., also of Horatio; her life-long best friend, Donna Brown of St. Louis, Missouri; as well as nieces, nephew, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Memorial Services for Mrs. Chinna Jones will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, July 23, 2022, in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen.

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

 

 

Lillie Beth Cox

Lillie Beth Cox, age 83, a resident of the Green’s Chapel Community near Dierks, Arkansas died July 6, 2022 at CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Mrs. Cox was born November 10, 1938, in Gum Springs, Arkansas. She was a member of Green’s Chapel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and she loved her church family.

She was preceded in death by parents, Hobart and Julia Wearthington Hancock; her husband, Windell Clyde Cox; two brothers, James Hancock and Robert Hancock; one sister, Jackie Bratton.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Marty and Amy Cox and one grandson, Zane Cox all of Lockesburg and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services for Mrs. Cox will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 11, 2022 in the Greens Chapel United Methodist Church with Chris Megee and Jerry Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Greens Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.

Family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 10, 2022 at the funeral home in Dierks.

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

 

 

Virginia Lee Floyd

Mrs. Virginia Lee Lowrimore Floyd was born one of eleven children to the union of Maro Arthur and Othel Elsie Holden Lowrimore on Thursday, September 27, 1934, in Featherston, Oklahoma. Virginia passed from this life on Sunday morning, July 3, 2022, after having attained the age of eighty-seven years, nine months, and six days. Virginia attended school in Sprio, Oklahoma, and married the love of her life, Johnny Floyd, on August 3, 1952, in Van Buren, Arkansas. Johnny and Virginia were inseparable, and she helped lead Johnny to the Lord. As time passed, Johnny accepted Jesus Christ, and later began his life of Ministry. Virginia and Rev. Johnny were blessed with four doting children, three sons – Johnny Dale, William Arthur, and Stan, and a daughter – Sondra. Whilst raising their family, Virginia worked as a Seamstress for Dillard’s as well as Day and Night Cleaners and was a devoted Pastor’s Wife and homemaker. She was a talented quilter, making quilts for her children and grandchildren. She was a faithful member of Butterfield Assembly of God in Van Buren, and immovable in her faith and love for Jesus. She was an avid reader and best spent her time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of almost sixty-five years, Rev. Johnny Floyd, in 2017; one son, Stan Floyd; and a sister, Darlene Agent.

Virginia leaves to cherish her love and memory, two sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Dale and Virginia Floyd of Muldrow, Oklahoma, and Arthur and Jean Floyd of Huntington, Arkansas; one daughter and son-in-law, Sondra and Pastor Ray Reynolds of De Queen, Arkansas; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Jennifer and Jeff Robinson, Lorena and Alan Goforth, Joanna Jackson, Anthony and Claudia Floyd, Christopher and Brittany Floyd, Jeremy and Melissa Floyd, Jason Floyd, Rev. Johnathan and Kellie Reynolds, and Kayla and Josh Rich; twenty-four great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; five brothers and their spouses, Kenneth and Sara Lowrimore of Sugarland, Texas, Wendell and June Lowrimore of Muldrow, Oklahoma, Monroe and Kay Lowrimore of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Leroy Lowrimore of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, and Ronnnie and Tina Lowrimore of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; four sisters, Pat Harper of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Martha McCarble of Galveston, Texas, Janie Magnuson of Roland, Oklahoma, and Connie Rhodes of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; as well as number of nieces, nephews, other family members, and a host of friends.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Virginia Floyd will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 9, 2022, at Butterfield Assembly of God Church in Van Buren, Arkansas. Private interment will be held at New Hope Cemetery in Sprio, Oklahoma, under the direction of Agent & Mallory-Martin Funeral Service, Muldrow, Oklahoma. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Friday, at the funeral home in Muldrow, Oklahoma. You may leave a condolence online at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

 

 

Kenneth Pearson

Kenneth Edwin “Ken” Pearson, age 91, of Omaha, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2022 in Linden, Texas. Kenneth was born July 21, 1930, in De Queen, Arkansas, to John T. Pearson and Ethel Perkins Pearson.
 
Ken lived a life of adventure and education. As a child and adult, he was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America. Ken was a De Queen High School graduate. After graduation, Ken attended Arkansas College and went on to join the United States Navy as a hospital corpsman at Mare Island Naval Hospital. During the Korean War, Ken served as a X-Ray Tech on the USS Haven hospital ship for four tours. Ken went on to further his education and graduated from Baylor University, earned a Masters degree in Library Science from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, and a Masters degree in Secondary Education from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. He utilized his education as a teacher and librarian for 25 years in Salt Lake City, an adjunct professor for the University of Utah College of Education, and as the head librarian for the Tarsus American School (Tarsus American Kollege) in Istanbul, Turkey. He also served as an associate missionary to New East Mission in Istanbul. Ken enjoyed to travel, spend time with family, gardening, photography, and just being around and conversating with people.
 
Ken was preceded in death by his wife Ruby Colleen Crump Pearson; his parents; one sister, Janice Mayfield; and one brother, William Harold Pearson.

Survivors include one sister, Twila Thompson of De Queen; and one brother and sister-in-law, Maurice and Carolyn Pearson of Mena, Arkansas; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home, Naples, Texas.

Memorials may be made to the Clyde and Twila Thompson Trust for the Sevier County ARC.

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