Saturday, December 15, 2018

Willie Jordan Young

Willie Jordan Young, age 83, of Rye, AR, died Friday, December 14, at Baptist Springhill in North Little Rock, AR. He was born June 5, 1935, in Rye, AR, a son of the late James Samuel “Jim” Young and Willie Hazel Ashcraft Young. Willie Jordan was a retired T.V. repairman, a poultry grower, and a member of Enon Missionary Baptist Church. Also preceding him in death was a daughter Melanie Ann Young; brothers, Floyd Dale Young, Henry Eugene Young, James Owen Young, Clay Maxwell Young, Aubrey Young, J. Murray Young; sisters Katie Sue Reep and Mary Elizabeth Adams.
Survivors are his wife Martha Ross Young whom he married August 9, 1957. Two sons Terry Young and spouse Vanessa of Rye, AR, Anthony Young and spouse Tammy of Cunningham, TN. Five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 16, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial is in Union Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday, December 15, at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred to Union Cemetery Association, 1202 Highway 278 West, Monticello, AR, 71655 or The American Heart Association. Online guest register www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Deanna Marie Brown Allen

Deanna Marie Brown Allen, age 74, of Pine Bluff, AR, died Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at J.R.M.C. She was born September 1, 1944, in Little Rock, AR, a daughter of the late Grady Brown and Cherie Smith Brown Wisinger. Deanna was retired from Safeway and Harvest Foods Grocery Stores. Her husband Kenneth Wilson Allen also preceded her in death on August 12, 2000. They were united in marriage February 21, 1963, in Fordyce, AR.
Survivors are two sons Scott Allen and spouse Susie of White Hall, AR, and Brent Allen of Pine Bluff, AR. Two brothers Gary Brown of Michigan, and Randy Jacobs of Rison, AR. Two sisters Sandy Garner of Kingsland, AR, and Margaret Lofgren of Oklahoma City, OK. Two grandchildren Zachary Allen and Brianna Allen. Two great-grandchildren Allison Allen and Madison Allen.
Graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 15, at Oakland Cemetery in Warren, AR, by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation is from 12:30 p.m. until service time Saturday, December 15, at Frazer’s. Online guest register www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Clarence McCann Peabody "Mac"

Clarence McCann Peabody, Mac, crossed over into the Loving Arms of Jesus on Monday, December 10th, 2018.  He was 68 years old.

Mac was precious and loved by all.  He loved those he loved fiercely. Mac loved to get and give hugs and sloppy sugars. 

He loved to dance and sing.  He especially loved Elvis and Michael Jackson (Mic Jack as he called him.) Mac loved Cokes and hamburgers and van rides.  He loved The Andy Griffith Show, John Wayne and The Lone Ranger.

Mac loved clothes.  He liked to shop for clothes and have clothes (his and anyone else's) and change clothes several times a day.  He loved to have a tool belt, hard hat and cowboy boots.  Mac loved to wear a hat, sunglasses and neck tie.  Mac loved being.  He lived in the moment and loved every moment.

Life wasn't easy for Mac. When he was delivered at birth, his brain stem was injured, so he was mentally retarded his entire life.  He could be mean, irritable and angry, and sometimes he was.  Most times he was not.  He was loving, charming, funny and smart all in his own way.  Those who really got to know Mac loved him.  He taught everyone that although life didn't necessarily start off well, it could be great.

Mac will be missed by his family, especially his sister, Mary, his niece, Michelle. Dance with Elvis Mac.  Drink all the Cokes you want. Eat all the hamburgers you want. Change your angel wings and halo a million times a day if you want.  You were an angel on this earth.  Life will not be the same without you here.  Tell Daniel, Jimmy and GG and Grandpa we all said see ya later. 
You were loved so while you were here.  I know you are loved more now in heaven. - Baby Chelle

Monday, December 10, 2018

J. W. Butch Barber

J.W. Butch Barber age 75, of Warren, AR died Saturday, December 8th 2018. He was born February 22nd, 1943 in Greenville, MS, a son of the late Charles Barber and Kathleen Scott Barber. He was retired from JRMC in Pine Bluff, AR with 38 years of service. He was a United States Navy veteran and a Baptist.  He was preceded in death by a brother Charles Sonny Barber and a sister Billie Baldwin.

J.W. Butch Barber is survived by his wife, Bessie Reba Jones Barber, whom he married May 12th, 1973. A son Jason Wayne Barber, Warren, AR.  Daughters Rebecca Lynn Shiver and spouse Brad, Hamburg, AR.  Gail Pearson, Dallas, TX.  A brother Ronnie Barber and spouse Evelyn, Wooster, AR.  Sisters Joann Lovelady, Hot Springs, AR and Charlene Gammel, White Hall, AR.  4 grandchildren Carly Shiver, Briana Pearson, Rush Pearson and Bryce Pearson.  2 great grandchildren Karter Price and Kynzlee Pearson.

Funeral service was 1:30PM Wednesday, December 12th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Pattsville, Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Jeffrey Bunting, Bryce Pearson, Gage Barber, David Gammel, Mike Lovelady, and Daniel Jones. Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com


Friday, December 7, 2018

Sara Baker Moseley Sharpe

Sara Baker Moseley Sharpe age 91, of Warren, AR died Wednesday, December 5th at her home.  She was born August 24th, 1927 in Warren, AR a daughter of the late Robert A. Baker and Nezzie Spencer Baker.  She was an elementary school music teacher for 15 years, serving in the Warren and New Edinburg public schools. She was a graduate of Arkansas A&M College with a teaching degree and a member of the First United Methodist Church.  She was also preceded in death by husbands, James Ed Moseley and James R. “Dick” Sharpe.

She is survived by sons, Jimmy Moseley and spouse Emily, Warren, AR and John Moseley all of Warren, AR.  A step-daughter Cynthia Sharpe and partner Patti McKinlay, Rehoboth Beach, DE.  A brother Robert F. Baker and spouse Peggy, Dallas, TX.  3 grandchildren Baker Moseley and spouse Kim, Jonesboro, AR, Joe Moseley and spouse Alarie, Kingwood, TX, and Susanne Hines and spouse Steve, Moro Bay, AR.  6 great-grandchildren: Caroline Moseley, Abby Moseley, Bryce Moseley, Brayden Moseley, Bailey Herring, and Zoey Herring.

Graveside services 1:30 PM Tuesday, December 11th at Oakland Cemetery.  Burial in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.   Visitation 12:30pm till service time, Tuesday, December 11th at the First United Methodist Church parlor. Memorials preferred The First United Methodist Church, 111 West Church Street, Warren AR 71671 Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Clifford Ted Gates


Clifford Ted Gates, age 80, of Warren, AR, died Friday, November 23, 2018, at Chapel Woods Health & Rehabilitation. He was born October 25, 1938, in Malvern, AR, a son of the late Willie E. Gates and Cora Smith Gates. Cliff was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in Vietnam. He was on Johnston Island in 1958, and observed the testing of two nuclear bombs and was also an air traffic controller. Aviation continued playing a big part in his life, he was a former FAA examiner, flight instructor, member of the Civil Air Patrol, and a retired corporate pilot for Potlatch Corporation. He also was the owner and operator of Cliff’s Fried Chicken in Warren for four years, had a Honda motorcycle dealership in Warren for six years and was a 32nd degree Mason. In his spare time, he loved camping, fishing and archery. Also, preceding Cliff in death was his mother Georgia Gates and a brother J.W. Gates. Survivors are his wife Elizabeth Savage Gates whom he married January 18, 1958. One son Glenn Gates (Chrystola), of Moro Bay, AR. One daughter Teresa Hargis and spouse Kim of Wilmar, AR. Three brothers Charles Gates of Virginia Beach, VA, Jerry Gates of Warren, AR, and Terry Gates of Virginia Beach, VA. Two sisters Willie Mae Wheeler and Linda Stucks Taylor both of Warren, AR. Six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His special canine companion Andee. Funeral service was 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 25, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Burial with flag presentation was in Adams Singer Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Melvin Mills, Chase Cox, Dale Wheeler, Jerry Gates, Tom Wooten, and Randy Wiggins. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Wiggins, Barney Sims, Greg Doster, Danny Taylor, and Steve Rand.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ronald Glenn Starks

Ronald Glenn Starks of Sheridan, Arkansas was born January 16, 1952, in Malvern, Arkansas, the son of Ila Faye Crouse Starks and the late Robert Truman Starks.

Ron went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, November 12, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock at the age of 66.

He was a 1970 graduate of Carthage High School, a 1974 graduate of UAM in Monticello and had retired after 30 years of service with Allied/Alltel/Windstream as an Informatic Support Technician.

He was an active member of First Landmark Baptist Church in Sheridan where he served his Lord faithfully. He served as Sunday School teacher, missions chairman, usher,and deacon. He was a faithful servant who was an example to all. He was a kindhearted, selfless, gentle man who was a beacon of light to all he met and always had a smile.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandsons, Evan Michael Watson, Ezekiel Gray Watson and a granddaughter, Lucy Elizabeth Starks.

Survivors: loving wife, best friend and caregiver for over 44 years, Sherry Glennon Starks; son, Matthew and wife Autumn Starks; daughter, Shannon and husband Michael Watson: mother, Ila Faye Starks, all of Sheridan and sister, Sharon and husband Ben Garner of Warren. He was also “Bop” to his precious grandsons, Eli (Bo Glennon) Watson and Levi (Robbie) Starks who loved him dearly. He is also survived by nephews, Jeremy and wife Brandy Garner of Warren, B.G. Garner of Virginia Beach, Virginia; niece, Lisa and husband Scott Williams of Warren; aunt, Brenda and husband Freemon Miles of Hot Springs Village; special friends, Donnie and Pam Hill of Sheridan and his church family and many friends.

Funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday, November 15, 2018   at First Landmark Baptist Church with Bro. Shawn Hill, Bro. John Sanders, and Bro. Donnie Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Tulip Cemetery in Carthage. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are David Rogers, Wes Kerr, Wayne Hughes, Butch Thompson, Eddie Paul Woodall, Mike Watson, Randy Mooney and Caleb Castleberry. Honorary pallbearers are the deacons of First Landmark Baptist Church, Dr. Scott Winston, Gary Kelley, and the Ron Starks Pairs and Spares Sunday School class members. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made  to First Landmark Baptist Church Building Fund, 402 West Center, Sheridan, AR 72150.

Rev. Larry Strong

Rev. Larry Strong, 63, of Jonesboro, formerly of Warren, died, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in Jonesboro. Born February 1, 1955, he was a son of the late DC Strong and Lula Trotter.

He was a member of St. Paul AME Church in Jonesboro. He was a former pastor of St. John Watson Gethsemane AME, St. Peter’s in Lake Village, Dewitt Circuit Bethel in Gillett, St. Paul in Holly Grove, St. Paul in Tuckermann, Carter Chapel in Helena, St. Mark in Osceola and Bethel AME in Batesville.

He owned Strong Upholstery and Custom Shop in Jonesboro. He enjoyed reading and studying God’s word, pastoring, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Geraldine, Linda, Charles, Alfred and Willie.

Survivors:
His daughter – LaShondra Brown of Mt. Vernon, TX.
Grandchildren – Shuntianna Sumler, Jayla Brown both of Pine Bluff and Quinton Johnson Jr. of Mt. Vernon, TX.
Siblings – Shirley Johnson (Charles) of Hot Springs, Alice Strong of Little Rock and Curtis Strong of Warren.
Special brother – Randy Turner of Banks
Special niece – Valerie Kearney of Tulsa, OK.
A host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be Saturday, November 17th at 11:00 A.M. at St. James AME Church in Warren with Rev. Kurbe Newsum officiating and arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home of Warren.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

James Pleasant White, Sr.

James Pleasant White Sr., 88, of McGehee, a former business man and former owner of the McGehee Publishing Company and the Publisher of McGehee Times and Dermott News newspapers, passed away on Sunday Nov. 11, 2018 in McGehee.
He was born Nov. 5, 1930 in Bolivar County, Mississippi the eldest son of Rev. James Ebb and Sallie Starnes White. James was raised in the Warren area, one of eight children. He was a standout basketball player for the Warren Lumberjacks, a U.S. Army Veteran and loved the outdoors – especially duck hunting. Prior to coming to McGehee he was the publisher of the Warren Eagle-Democrat. After retirement he worked for the state of Arkansas doing work for the Game & Fish Commission.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his spouse, Rena Sue White and former wife, Marion Love Byrd; a brother, Gene White; four sisters, Katheryn Garner, Martha Murray, Sue Golsby, and Joyce Hall; a grandson Shane Childress.
Survivors include his children, Fran (Roger) Childress and Jim (Arlene) White, both of McGehee; Tom (Susan) White of Monticello and Ann (Mike) Callison of Benton; his step-sons, Rick and Rod Thompson, both of McGehee and Rusty Thompson of Hot Springs; two sisters, Patricia Landers of North Little Rock and Mary Morton of Morrilton; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held 5-7pm Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee, AR. Funeral services will be held at 2pm Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mark Stripling officiating. Burial will follow at McGehee Cemetery. Arrangements made by Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service of McGehee, AR.
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Linda Rose Outlaw Curtis

Linda Rose Outlaw Curtis, was born Thursday 15 Jan 1945 at home in Sumpter, Ark to Henry Elmon Outlaw and Lena Estelle Smith.

Her younger sister, Sissy Jean recalls that in her youth she and Linda, along with the dogs would spend the hot summer evenings on the large front porch of the old house watching the stars.  “In her mind, we were going to the Methodist church where she was sprinkled and all that. We knew all about heaven from going to services in the mule-drawn wagon to Martin’s Chapel. You see, she was scared of the dark and very afraid of ghosts. She believed that when you died, what you became was a star because there were so many of them.  And there was nobody that was going to be any brighter and shine like the North star, because nobody was gonna outdo her.” Chuckling she added, “You have to let her go, and be her star, because she’s gonna out shine everybody.”

Linda, who had accepted Christ as her personal Savior, became her bright shining star on 13 Nov 2018, at 12:21 p.m. in Little Rock, AR after a long- extended illness at Baptist Hospital.

Linda graduated from Hermitage High School in 1962. She married Jesse Ross Curtis 15 Aug 1964 in Sallisaw, OK.  She is survived by their five children; Tony Randall Curtis, of Little Rock; Kimberly Curtis Foy McNeil-Rainwater and Brittany Rainwater, of Benton, AR; Brian Lyndell Curtis and LaWanna Mosley, of Mansfield, TX; Marcus Wade Curtis and Alison Setliff, of Fort Myers, FL; Gwendolyn Curtis-Gaston and Adam Gaston, of Mansfield, TX; her dog and beloved traveling companion, ASTA, formerly of Hensley, AR, now of Little Rock, AR.

Grandchildren, Keith Foy and wife, Sarah, Kourtney McNeil and companion Alyssa Wagoner, Hannah Makayla McNeil, Conner McNeil, Jackson Headley-Rainwater all of Benton; Abigail Curtis, Miles Gaston, Jack Gaston, Caden Gaston, and Kyle Russell Bys of Mansfield, TX; and Caitlin Bys, of Africa.

Great-grandchildren; Bryson Foy, of Benton, AR, Ava Noel Bys, of Mansfield, TX .

Surviving sisters, Lena Angela Belt & Marion D, of Sheridan, AR; Betty Sue Butler and Robert C, of Pine Bluff, AR; Elizabeth Jean “Sissy” White, of Warren, AR; brothers, Henry Allen Outlaw & Cindy Allen, of El Dorado, AR; James Elmon Outlaw and Nina Kay Godfrey, of Crossett, AR; Keith Edward Outlaw and Jeannie Stuard, and David Merl Outlaw, of Sumpter, AR.

Preceding her in death, were her parents, Henry Elmon Outlaw, 2007 and Lena Estelle Smith, 1990, both of Sumpter, AR; siblings, Peggy Lou Outlaw, 1943, Nettie Joyce Riley, 2007, both of Sumpter, AR; Morgan Alonzo Outlaw, 2007 of Hamburg, AR; her grandparents, William Alonzo Outlaw, 1952, Etta Mae Wolfe Outlaw, 1957, Joseph Eugene Smith, 1948, Mary “Mollie” Elizabeth Hickman Smith, 1967, all of Sumpter, AR; brothers-in-law, Richard Travis Riley, 2016, of Sumpter, AR; Curtis Gordon-White, 2014, of Warren, AR, sisters-in-laws; Elaine Lonsberry Outlaw, 2011 of Hamburg, AR; Janie Carolyn Shelby Outlaw, 2014, of Warren, AR; in-laws Robert Milo Curtis, 1983, Clara Bell Shumate Curtis Cole, 1995, Noel Cole, 1989, all of Little Rock; husband, Jesse Ross Curtis, 2013, Hensley, AR; although a host of aunts and uncles preceded her in death, she had a special bond with her Uncle Louis Green Outlaw, 2014, and wife, Lena Belle Mann Outlaw, 1992, of Sumpter, AR; aunts Veda Outlaw Pennington, 2003, of Warren, AR., Verda Outlaw Lowry, 2009, of Johnsville, AR; and her beloved dogs, Trixie and D.O.G.

Also surviving is Patricia Kay Kinard Outlaw, sister-in-law, 26 nieces and nephews and over 50 great-nieces and nephews, numerous cousins, friends and loved ones.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, at Frazer’s Funeral Home Chapel in Warren, AR. Visitation begins at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, at Frazer’s. Memorials are preferred to Outlaw Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.
The arrival of the violets in the spring on the banks of the pond at the old Elmon Outlaw place, will be our signal to bring Linda’s ashes home for her eternal rest where forever she will be allowed to bloom, even under the shining stars.
 Online guest register www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Peggy Toffier Pounder (Mother of Leah St. John)

Peggy Toffier Pounder, born 6/11/1927, died 11/13/2018.  She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Glenn Pounder, and their three daughters, Diana Pounder, Marsha Pounder Edgman, and Leah Pounder St John.  Other surviving family members include grandson Taylor Randall, granddaughter Jordan Guthrie Caudell with husband Wes Caudell and their three young sons, Price, Hayes, and Will, and sons-in-law, Dennis Greenlee and Sam St John.  She is pre-deceased by her parents, Pete and Zalema Toffier, her sister Nellie Toffier, and her grandson, Grant Guthrie. 

Peggy was out-going and outspoken, a strong advocate for women, and loved music, serving as her church organist for many years.  She was an original ‘do-it-yourselfer’, sewing her own and her daughters’ clothes for many years, as well as tastefully and frugally making a comfortable home for her family.  She and her husband actively supported their daughters’ pursuits and achievements in higher education and careers, as well as their interests in dance, sports, and music. 

She earned an undergraduate degree in sociology and journalism from Oklahoma State University, served as a substitute teacher for some years, taught typing at Arkansas Enterprises for the Blind, and later worked as an executive secretary at A.O. Smith Industries. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, 11/16/2018 at 11:00 a.m. preceded by visitation beginning at 10:00 am at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.  Internment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or one’s favorite charity.  The family expresses deep appreciation to the Hospice staff for the comfort and care they provided in the last few days of Peggy’s life. 

Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501)224-2200.  Peggy’s online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com. 

Thomas Allen (Buddy) Dew

Thomas Allen Dew (Buddy), M.D., age 76, died suddenly November 11. A proud native of Warren, Arkansas, Tom was known for his energy, optimism, progressive politics, service to others and devotion to family -- and not to be forgotten, his repertoire of stories.  A graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, he trained at Barnes Hospital/Washington University, specializing in pulmonary disease.  In all, he practiced medicine for 42 years, largely at St. Luke's Hospital.  His two years int he U.S. Army Medical Corps included a tour of duty in Vietnam, where he earned the Bronze Star and Soldier's Medal.  With his analytical mind, he enjoyed a good debate and was never timid about offering ad opinion.  As much as he loved his patients and the practice of medicine, he also enjoyed his retirement, with many happy hours spend traveling or at the U. City Commons and the Bush Park Golf Course, as well as spending time with his buddies at the Warren Country Club.

His community service included tenures as president of the boards of the English Language School (serving refugees and immigrants) and St. Andrew's Episcopal-Presbyterian Foundation.  He served on the board of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners Foundation.  And, most recently, he has been a devoted member of the board of Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois, one of the seven work colleges in the United States. Buddy was a co-founder of the Dew Scholarship, honoring his parents,  which has been given to a graduating senior at Warren High School for many years.

Survivors include Bettye, his wife of 54 years; his daughters Laura (Paul Revilla) and Allison (Cameron Sojan); his sisters, Jo Ann Reichen and Gingy (John Cuthbertson); his brother, Robert (Marci); his grandsons Patrick and Graham Revilla; his step-grandchildren, Zach, Lucy and Poppy Sojan; many nieces and nephews and cherished friends.

Visitation will be at Lupton's Funeral Home in University City on Friday, November 16, from 4 to 8 p.m.  A memorial service will be held in March.  Memorials may be made to the Mueller Scholarship Fund, Blackburn College, 700 College Ave. #1, Carlinville, Ill. 62626, the Griffin Center, P.O. Box 2185, East St. Louis, Ill. 62202, or the Donald W. Reynolds YMCA, 207 North Main Street, Warren, AR, 71671. 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Jackie Dean Sweeney

Jackie Dean Sweeney, Jr age 57 of Hampton, AR died Friday, November 9th in Hampton, AR.   He was born June 11th, 1961 in Bradley County, AR a son of Jean Sweeney Booker, Hermitage, AR and the late Jack Sweeney.   He was raised in Hermitage, AR where he graduated from Hermitage High School.  He was a farmer and an Entrepreneur.  He was a member of Victory Baptist Church and was also preceded in death by his step-father Kenneth Booker, and several aunts and uncles.

Jack was survived by sons, Justin Sweeney, Hampton, AR, Bronson Sweeney, El Dorado, AR and Austin Sweeney, Hampton, AR.   A brother Stan Sweeney, Marsden, AR. and sisters Judy Kay Clanton, Hermitage, AR and Kim Sweeney Thurman, El Dorado, AR.  An aunt Emily Sweeney Booker, Hermitage, AR and 11 grandchildren.

Chapel services 1:30PM Thursday, November 15th at Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6:00PM till 8:00PM Wednesday, November 14th at Frazer’s Funeral Home.   Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

John Allen Angle

John Allen Angle, age 58, of Warren, AR died Sunday, November 4 at his home. He was born March 19, 1960 in Hermitage, AR to the late Ellis Angle and Levie Parker Angle. John was a graduate of Hermitage High School, a truck driver and a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Wallace Angle. Two sons, Jeromy Angle of Gravelridge, AR and Joshua Angle of Banks, AR. Two daughters Crystal Hyde of Hampton, AR and Jennifer Angle Herron of Banks, AR. Two brothers Sam Angle of Hermitage, AR and Alvin Angle of Texas. Eight grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 9 at Frazer’s Funeral Home. Burial will be in Adam-Singer Cemetery. Arrangements are by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 8 at Frazer’s Funeral Home. Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Monday, November 5, 2018

Teresa Johnson Brewster

Teresa Johnson Brewster age 64, of Warren, AR died Sunday, November 4 at her home.  She was born November 26, 1953 in Warren, AR a daughter of Earnest Merl Johnson and the late Sandra West Johnson.  She was Co-Owner of Brewster Logging, secretary and manager of W.S. Richardson Pulpwood Buyers and a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church.

Teresa is survived by her husband, Shelby Brewster, whom she married January 3, 1970.  A daughter Shelly Ashley and spouse Jett, Flower Mound, TX.  A brother Toney Johnson and spouse Deborah, Scott, AR.  2 sisters Karen Richardson and spouse Scott, Warren, AR and Rhonda Merl Sizemore and spouse Harvey, Pine Bluff, AR.  4 grandchildren Collin Ashley, Connor Ashley, Olivia Ashley and Audrea Ashley. 

Funeral service was 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, at Central Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Wooley officiating. Music was by Dr. Kerry Pennington, Audrea Ashley, Rhonda Sizemore and Winston Sizemore. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Elton Evans, Carlos Johns, Thomas Beatty, Omar Martinez, Richard Reynolds, Jason West, Greg Harton, and Orlando Gonzalez. Honorary pallbearers were Brewster Logging Crew, Curtis and Brenda Blankenship, Cindy Forestiere, Audrey Williams, Egie Wilson, Bea and Larry Tucker, Mary and Richard Tucker, Tommy and Emily Ashley, Phil Smith, Jennifer Bloodworth, and Daniel Gonzalez. Memorials preferred to Central Missionary Baptist Church, 406 Seminary Street, Warren, AR, 71671.  Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Maysell Forrest Johnson

Maysell Forrest Johnson age 85 of Warren, AR died Saturday, November 3rd at Jefferson Reginal Medical Center in Pine Bluff.  She was born August 8th, 1933 in Bradley County, AR a daughter of the late Caleb Forrest and Lottie Standard Forrest.  She was a housewife and homemaker and a member of Christian Fellowship Church.  She was also preceded in death by her husband Ivano Johnson, brothers Roscoe Forrest, Luke Forrest, Kirby Forrest and Felton Forrest.  Sisters Esper McGhee, Bernice Trussell, Magdalene Harrod and Alma Hall.

Survivors include a daughter Judith Burch, Warren, AR and a granddaughter, Lisa Flemister and spouse Mike, Monticello, AR. 2 great-grandchildren Blake Burns and Dustin Burns and spouse Abby. 4 great-great-grandchildren Lani, Blaze, Kameran and Bentley.

Funeral service was 10:00 AM Tuesday, November 6th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Mike Flemister, Blake Burns, Dustin Burns, Mitch Forrest, David Forrest, and Jerry Forrest. Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Susan Renay Ferguson

Susan Renay Ferguson was born and reared in Warren, AR. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She was a devoted mother and grandmother to her one daughter and three grandchildren. She was the daughter of Willie Sue Ross, David “Pete” Ferguson and Clyde Ross. She is survived by her daughter Bianca Campbell of Warren, AR. Her mother Willie Sue Ross of Warren, AR. Her three granddaughters Brianna, Eden and Callie. One brother David Ferguson of Murfreesboro, TN. Two sisters Mary Johnston (Jason) of Banks, AR and Wanda Carpenter of Hermitage, AR. Her maternal uncle Terry Orr of Dallas, TX. She was predeceased by both of her fathers. Her maternal grandparents Joseph Orr and Virginia Orr.  Her paternal grandparents Roscoe Ferguson and Ellie Mae Ferguson and one sister Donna Ross. She was a graduate of Warren High School Class of 1977.
Funeral Service was 1:30 p.m. Monday, November 5 at Frazer’s Funeral Home with Dr. Marcus Campbell officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Bobby Campbell, Jason Johnston, Jason Campbell, Daniel Hill, Christopher Thomas, and Brandon Allen. Honorary pallbearers were David Ferguson, Terry Orr, Dexter Cambell, Betty Campbell, Ricky Ferguson, and Tm Ferguson. Services were entrusted to Frazer’s Funeral Home. Online guestbook www.frazerfunealhome.com

William Terrell (W. T. ) Outlaw


William Terrell “W.T” Outlaw, age 87, of Warren, AR, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, November 3, 2018. He was born in the community of Sumpter, Arkansas to the late William Preston and Oma Esther Savage Outlaw on February 10, 1931. He was a proud graduate of Vick High School. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1951 and served actively for two years, earned the rank of sergeant, and spent most of his time in the service in Georgia and Pennsylvania. He then served in the Army Reserves until he was honorably discharged on October 1, 1956. He and his sweetheart Bonnie Hooper Outlaw were married on April 7, 1953 at Warren First Assembly of God by the Reverend Basil Edwards.

He was a lifelong churchgoer who always kept Christ as the center of his life and family. He served as Sunday School Superintendent at Forrest Park Assembly of God in Pine Bluff. He also served as a deacon and Sunday School Superintendent at Warren First Assembly of God and was a Sunday School teacher and the Sunday morning song leader there. At 87, he still enjoyed visiting people in the nursing home on Tuesdays with other members of his church.

He was a salesman his whole life, working at J.T. Ederington’s store and Hargis Brothers’ in Warren, and   Jones John Deere Tractor and selling insurance in Pine Bluff. After returning to Warren, he worked for Desha Tire as the manager of Warren Tire for many years before opening Down Town Furniture & Appliance. He also owned Dirty T’s Car Wash and Outlaw Auto Sales. In the summers, he loved to peddle tomatoes, watermelons, and produce. For many years, he sold Bradley Pink Tomatoes on the court square during the Pink Tomato Festival.

He lived most of his life in Warren and the surrounding area and was active in community leadership and politics for many years. He served on the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce of which he was elected president and served on the Board of Directors. He served as the chairman of the 14th Bradley County Tomato Festival in 1970. His friend, Arkansas Governor Joe Purcell, commissioned him an Arkansas Traveler in 1979. He was a member of the Warren School District School Board from 1970 until 1985 and served as Vice President and President during his tenure. He was a member of the Lions Club International and also served as president.  He was appointed Bradley Country Citizen of the Year in 1983. He was also a Warren City Council member and a member of the Bradley County Planning Commission.

Though he accumulated many accolades throughout his life, he considered being Big Daddy to his four grandchildren and great grandchildren the greatest achievement of his life. He was loved deeply and leaves a lasting Christian legacy with his family and hosts of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: David Onley Outlaw and Colyan Cason Outlaw who died in childhood, and one sister: Mary Etta Outlaw Chandler.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, his four children: Cynthia Outlaw of Camden, Felecia Bennett and husband Bobby of Warren, Terrell Outlaw and wife Theresa of Monticello, and Tim Outlaw and wife Linda of Tulsa, Oklahoma; his four grandchildren: Kerri Bennett of Jonesboro, Trey Outlaw of Bearden, Brittany Bennett of Warren, and Kyle Outlaw and wife Taylor of Oxford, Mississippi; two great grandchildren: Caleb Bentley Rice and Preston Creed Bennett of Warren; and his three siblings: R.P. and wife Shirley of Warren, Holyan and wife Ann of Crossett, and Oma Jane and husband Van of Pine Bluff.

Funeral service was 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, at First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Jim Bales officiating. Music was by Cynthia Lynn Outlaw and David Wiggins. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Roger George, Brian Martin, John Lipton, Ranny Cook, Roger Chandler, Gregg Reep, and Nick Callaway. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Cook, Michael Outlaw, Bill Jones, Dale Wolfe, Buddy Smith, and James Wright. Memorials preferred to First Assembly of God Church, 1219 North Myrtle, Warren, AR, 71671. Online guest register www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Marshall Leroy Russell

Marshall Leroy Russell, age 80, of New Edinburg, AR, died Friday, October 26, 2018, at his home. He was born August 2, 1938, in Bradley County, AR. Marshall was a retired employee for Potlatch Corporation, a Baptist and the widower of Laura Marie Pulley Russell who died March 26, 2006. They were united in marriage July 20, 1958.
Survivors are one son Michael Russell and Christi of New Edinburg, AR. Three daughters Melinda Huddleston and spouse Danny; Jackie Harton and spouse Robert; Jamie Warren and Greg; all of New Edinburg, AR. His mother Wyoma Scifres of White Hall, AR. Two brothers Darrell Stricklin of Billings, MT, and Chester Stricklin of White Hall, AR. Three sisters Rachel Picking of Houston, TX, Patricia Wolter of White Hall, AR, and Bonnie Hayes of Rye, AR. Ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 29, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial is in Reaves Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday, October 28, at Frazer’s. Online guest register www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Judy McClain Namenek

Judy McClain Namenek, age 65, of Wilmar, AR, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, October 26, 2018 at her home. She was born July 20, 1953, in Warren, AR. Judy was a retired rural letter carrier for the United States Postal Service and a faithful believer in Jesus Christ. Preceding her in death was her beloved husband Wolodja “Billy” Namenek, who passed away June 1, 2018. They were united in marriage November 13, 1971. Also preceding her in death was her mother, Joyce Louise Kulbeth McClain. Survivors are her daughter Robin C. Namenek, father James C. McClain, sister Michelle Taulbee (Bill), sisters in love Olga (Kenneth) Trussell and Tamara Baldwin, her adored pets and numerous family members and friends. Judy’s appreciation for her Uncle Bo and Aunt Ruth was immeasurable for assisting her in the recent months. Since retiring, Judy spent much of her time volunteering as the secretary of the Drew Memorial Hospital Auxiliary “Pink Ladies” and participating in many other faith-based organizations like Widows Indeed. She loved traveling and living life to the fullest.  Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Ricky Smith officiating. Dottie Smith was pianist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Richard Bickers, Kenny Trussell, Luke Trussell, Randy Burt, Jimmy Harris, Dennis Barnett, Kurt Grafton, and Charles Saffold. Honorary pallbearers were Bo Kulbeth, Thomas Harton, Kenneth Trussell, Mac McClain, and Jack Daniels. Memorials are preferred to the Drew Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Online guest register www.frazerfuneralhome.com