Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Charley Lassiter

Charley Lassiter age 72 of Banks, AR died Monday June 29th at his home. He was a son of the late George Lassiter and Jessie Holloway Lassiter.  He served his country in Vietnam and was a farmer.
He was also preceded in death by his spouse Martha Sue Hays Lassiter. Brothers Larry Lassiter, George Melvin Lassiter,  Billy Gene Lassiter and a sister Shirley Lee Scott.

He is survived by a daughter Susan Dempsey and spouse Robert, Hampton, AR.  A sister Charlene Bethea, Warren, AR.  2 grandchildren  Dustan Harper and Derek Harper.

Graveside service 10:00AM Thursday, July 2nd at Union Ridge Cemetery in Drew County. Burial in Union Ridge Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.  Visitation before graveside at Union Ridge Cemetery.
Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Zora Maude Madera Calvert

Zora Maude Madera Calvert, age 86 of Warren, AR, passed from this life on June 26, 2015, at the home of her son, Tim.  She was a member of the Martin Street Church of Christ in Warren. Zora spent much of her life serving her family and maintaining a home for her husband and 5 sons. Growing a large vegetable garden and canning a lot of its produce occupied much of her time, when her sons were at home.  She was the wife of the late Edward Calvert for nearly 65 years. Zora was the youngest, and last surviving of 7 children of the late Wiley Ellis and Edna Dalton Madera. Her siblings were: Thelma, Marian, Lawrence, Mabel, Geanette, and John Dalton Madera. Zora and Edward had 5 sons:  Eddie and Debbie of Little Rock, Don(deceased) and Fran of Monticello, Tim and Conny of Greenbrier, Dean of Little Rock and Gene of Warren, who lived with and assisted Mom and Dad for several years while their health was failing. They had 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday June 29, at Frazer’s Chapel with Joe Calvert officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Keith Calvert, Paul Calvert, Chris Lampkin, Randall Hoffman, Billy Haynes and Gary Haynes. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com  

Sandra Brown

Sandra Ann Wimberley Brown, 62, of Warren, died Saturday June 20, 2015.

Born May 21, 1953, in Little Rock, she was a daughter of Willard Wimberly of Thornton and the late Frankie Jones Wimberley.

She married Unice Brown on August 8, 1978 and was a faithful member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Warren for nearly 40 years.

She was employed at Jack Winters in Warren for many years as a lead supervisor.  She later worked as a Family Service Worker at Community Action Head Start Center for Southeast Arkansas.  Sandra was a beloved member of the community serving as a longtime city council member and a member of the Warren Planning Commission.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

She is survived by her loving husband, Unice Lee Brown and three children:  Daniel Scott Wimberley of Little Rock, Danielle Brown Lee (Robert) of Arkadelphia, and Daryl Brown (Tanza) of McGehee.  She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, two sisters, two brothers, and a host of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 27, at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Warren.  Christian Brothers Funeral Home of Monticello is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Bridgett Monique Bass

Bridgett Monique Bass, 37, of Arkadelphia, formerly of Warren, died Tuesday, June 15, 2015.

Born March 16, 1978, she was a daughter of Jimmy Bass and Carolyn Chambers Bass.

Survivors:
Her parents - Jimmy and Carolyn Bass, both of Warren
Her children - Ariel Bass, kayley Terry and Keith Dwayne Terry, Jr.
Sisters - Shirley Miller and Stephanie Sherman
A host of other relatives and friends

Funeral services were June 19, 2015 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Warren with Rev. Silas T. Warner officiating.  Arrangements were by Hammons Funeral Home.

Wavion Butler, Jr.

Wavion Butler, Jr., 70, of Warren, died Monday, June 8, 2015 at Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado.

Born June 12, 1944, he was a son of Rosetta Butler and the late Wavion Butler, Sr.

He was amember of the Bradley County High School Class of 1962.

He was also preceded in death by three siblings, Michael, Darnell, and Sheila, and a son Terrell.

Survivors:
His mother-Rosetta Butler
His children- Wavion (Gloria), Kevin, Renita and Renee
8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 

Juanita Clay

Juanita Clary, 44, of Warren, died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs.

Born July 18, 1970, she was a daughter of the late Louie Vean and Eddie Bea Clary Rideout.

She was a graduate of Warren High School and a former employee of Wagnon Place Nursing Home. She was a member of St. John A.M.E. Church in Warren.

She was also preceded in death by her grandparents Edgar and Mary Clary and Mack and Corrine Rideout.

Survivors:
Her significant other-Freddie Hampton
Her daughter - Shulunda Clary (Ryan)
Granddaughter - Rhi'Aunna Meeks
Siblings - Ruth Ann Clary, Morgan Clary (Fred), Gloria Wiley (Delister), Doris Rideout, Mary Clary, Kenyetta Davis (Greg), Tamitha Rideout and Torunsa Rideout all of Warren; Coretta Williams of Little Rock and Roderick Rideout of Greenwood, MS.
Special friends-Swanjula Smith, Sonja Jackson, and Debbie Hilton
A host of other relatives and friends

Funeral services were June 20 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Warren with Rev. Eugene Jones officiating and Rev. Eddie Hampton pastor.  Burial was in Union Cemetery by hammons Funeral Home.

Eddy F. Broome, Sr.

Eddy F. Broome Sr. age 77, of Warren, AR died Sunday June 21st, at the Bradley County Medical Center.   He was born October 21, 1937 in Santa Cruz, CA a son of the late George F. Broome and Hazel Goldman Broome.  He was a life long Machinist working in the industrial sector and also teaching the art for several years.  He attended and graduated public schools in California, and he was a member of Camden Avenue Baptist Church in San Jose, CA.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Louann Broome, and a brother Cletus Broome.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Betty Thornton Broome, whom he married February 2nd, 1963 in Las Vegas, NV. 2 sons, Eddy F. Broome Jr, and spouse Tanya, Rogers, AR and Frankie Broome, and spouse Paula, Warren, AR.  A brother Kenneth Broome, Santa Clara, CA and 2 grandchildren Raven Broome and Sydney Broome.

Graveside services are 10:00AM Wednesday, June 24th at Oakland Cemetery. Burial in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 30 minutes before the graveside service on Wednesday at Oakland Cemetery.  Memorials preferred The Bradley County Veterans Museum 210 North Main street Warren AR 71671.  Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Jackalyn Kay McGrew Hicks

Jackalyn Kay (McGrew) Hicks, 65, of Battle Creek, Michigan went to be with her lord on Thursday, May 28, 2015 surrounded by her family. Jackalyn was born in Battle Creek on August 8, 1949 to Roger and Phyllis (Packham) McGrew. She attended Battle Creek Public Schools and was employed in housekeeping at the Laurels of Bedford.

Jackalyn was united in marriage to Mark E. Hicks Sr. on September 1, 1972. Sadly she was preceded in death by her husband, Mark on April 23, 2011. Surviving are six children, Joyce (Roy) Lephiew and Jerry (Angela) McGhan all of Warren, AR; Mark (Jodee) Hicks, Jr.; Priscilla Hicks, Lucinda Hicks (Scott Smith) and Melinda Hicks all of Battle Creek; sixteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sister, BethAnn Fletcher of Nashville, MI; and "Fred" , Jackalyn's dog. In addition to her husband, Jackalyn was also preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Judy Millsap, Nancy Horwath and brothers, Roger McGrew and Jimmy McGrew , and her mother and father-in-law, Jess and Lucille Hicks.

Jackalyn enjoyed cooking out, camping, shopping, going out to eat, sitting in her rocking chair on her porch watching hummingbirds, and spending time with her family and grandchildren and her everyday calls from her family in Arkansas. She especially loved and appreciated her granddaughter Staceshawn Alexander who lovingly cared for her in her time of need. Most of all she loved spending time with her family/ her great-grandkids Genna and Quavie, staying nights with her.

Friends will be received 5-8 p.m. Monday at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2015 with Pastor George Gay, officiating. Committal and interment will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Friends who wish ay make memorial contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517; Topeka, Kansas 66675. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Melissa Renee Boykin

Melissa Renee Boykin, age 35, of Star City, AR, died Wednesday June 17, at her home. Born November 13, 1979 in Warren, AR a daughter of the late Tommy Ray Forrest and Donna McIntyre Mayer she was a former bank employee and a Baptist.

Survivors are 1 son Chase Boykin, Star City, AR. 1 daughter Caylee Boykin, Star City, AR. 1 sister Shannon Courson, El Dorado, AR. Maternal grandmother Nancy Sewell, Fleming Island, FL.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday June 22, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial Union Hill Cemetery at Ingalls by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday June 21, at Frazer’s. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Betty Grafton Coggins Taylor


Betty Grafton Coggins Taylor age 89 of Rye, AR died Monday, June 8th, at the Bradley County Medical Center.  She was born August 20th 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland a daughter of the late Lawrence E. Coggins and Stella Yeager Coggins. She was a homemaker, member of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church and the widow of John C. “JC” Taylor Sr. whom she married June 12, 1947 and he died Jan 26th, 2011. 2 daughters in laws Pam Scott Taylor and Brenda Howard Taylor, a brother Lawrence A. Coggins and 2 sisters Dorothy C. Weidner and Florence A. Wollschlager also preceded her in death.

Survivors include 5 sons, Robert Taylor and spouse Charlie Sue, Rye, AR; John Taylor, Jr and spouse Mary, Warren, AR; Jerry Taylor and spouse Kathy, Rye, AR; Keith Taylor, Rye, AR; and Guy Taylor and spouse Carolyn, Bradenton, Fla.  A twin brother Bill Grafton Coggins and spouse Mary Ellen, BelAir, Maryland and 2 sisters Vivian E “Inky” Kelly, Baltimore, MD; and Eunice J. Lattik, Baltimore, MD.  A host of Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, Great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services 10:00 AM Friday, June 12th at Union Cemetery, Rye, AR. by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Burial in Union Cemetery at Rye. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Thursday, June 11 at Frazer’s Funeral Home. Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Monday, June 8, 2015

Vera Catherine Pruitt


Vera Catherine Pruitt, age 86, of Jersey, AR died Sunday June 7, at home. Born July 29, 1928 in Bradley County, AR, a daughter of the late Ben Payne and Bessie Clark Payne she was a homemaker, a Baptist and the widow of Hubert Pruitt.

Survivors are 2 sons Tom Pruitt, Thornton, AR, Kenny Pruitt, Jersey, AR. 5 daughters Jean Duncan, Hermitage, AR, Audrey Page, Jersey, AR, Linda Russell, Hatfield, AR, Mary Hall, Greers Ferry, AR, Cathy Taylor, Post Falls, ID. 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson Steven Dewayne Pruitt.

Graveside service 10:00 a.m. Tuesday June 9, at Pruitt Cemetery near Monticello, AR, by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday June 8, at Frazer’s. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Lee Roy Broughton

Lee Roy Broughton, 83, of New Edinburg, died Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Bradley County Medical Center.

Born November 11, 1931, he was a son of the late Roy and Clemmie Clary Broughton.

He was a member of Sweet Union COGIC in New Edinburg, where he served as a deacon.  He was also a member of Prince Hall Masons and a retiree of Potlatch Corporation.

Survivors:
His wife of 58 years: Earnestine Brought of New Edinburg
His children:  Pattie Johnson (Earnest), Ab Broughton all of New Edinburg, Barbara Johnson of Little Rock, Roy Lee Broughton of Fordyce, Rev. Kent J. Broughton I (Rossia) of Pine Bluff and Bobby Dean Johnson of Warren.
Brother:  Dewey Lee Broughton of New Edinburg
12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 11, at 1:00 a.m. at St. James AME Church in Warren with Elder Jerome Sledge officiating and Rev. Kent J. Broughton I eulogist.  Wake on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at Sweet Union COGIC in New Edinburg.  Burial will be in St. John Cemetery by Hammons Funeral Home.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sandra Kay Whitaker Davis

Sandra Kay Whitaker Davis, of Little Rock, passed away June 4, 2015. She was born in Warren, Arkansas to Paul and Katherine Whitaker. A graduate of Warren High, she was voted Miss Congeniality in the Miss Arkansas pageant, later serving as page for Governor Rockefeller. Committed to education, she graduated from the University of Arkansas Monticello with a B.A. She then completed her Master’s in Education at Arkansas State Teachers University. She moved to Quincy, Illinois to start her family, moving back to Little Rock 17 years later. After over 20 years in education, she retired from UALR College of Engineering.

Preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Paula Whitaker Morgan, she is survived by her husband, Richard B. Davis, Sr.; sons, Richard Bryan Davis, Jr. (Cindy) and Devin Michael Davis (Kerry), and daughter, Ashley Davis Meggers (Marshall), all of Little Rock; her twin sister, Donna Whitaker Cairnes of Coral Springs, Florida; and grandchildren, Audrey Katherine Davis, Madison Gail Davis, Andrew Michael Davis, Ava Grace Davis, Adam Whitaker Davis, Owen Davis Meggers and Madeline Arrington Meggers.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 10 from 5-7 p.m. at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.). Services will be Thursday, June 11 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Siegfried Johnson.

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

Friday, June 5, 2015

Jean Ford Smith


Mrs. Jean Ford Smith age 84, of Hermitage, AR died Thursday June 4th at the Chapel Woods Nursing Center.  She was born April 9th, 1931 in Milo, AR, Ashley County, a daughter of the late George Ed Ford and Violet Richards Ford.  She was certified nurses assistant and a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.  Also preceding her in death was her husband Wallace Smith and a brother Henry Ford.

Surviving are 2 sons, Randall Smith, Hermitage, AR and Ricky Smith, Hampton, AR.  2 daughters Nola Kaye Johnson, Monticello, AR and Jamie Waterfield, Jersey, AR.  A brother Frank Ford, Hermitage, AR and a sister Paulette Weiner, Conway, South Carolina.  9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services 2:00 PM Saturday, June 6th at Gravelridge Cemetery with Rev. Don Smith officiating. Burial in Gravelridge cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.  Visitation 6pm till 8pm tonight, Friday, June 5th at Frazer’s Funeral Home.
Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hattie Blanch Martin

Hattie Blanch Martin, 59, of Hermitage, died Friday, May 15, 2015 at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock.

Born December 18, 1955, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Susie B. Thomas and Martha Watson Hampton.

She was a member of New Light Church in Hermitage.  She was a 1974 graduate of Hermitage Public School.  She was an employee of Pine Lodge Nursing hOme for 25 years and was currently employed at Chapel Woos Rehabilitation Center until her health failed.

Survivors:
Her son -Brandon "Head" Martin (crystal) of Hermitage
Grandchildren - Branlei Martin, Samari Youngblood
Sisters - Jerry Thomas of Pasadena California, Lorraine Smith of Rison, and Philistine dams of Milwaukee, WI.,
Special friend - Charles "CoCo" Coleman
Best Friend - Ardella Bluford
A host of other relatives and friends

Funeral services were May 22 at Hermitage Community Center with Bishop Larry Hines officiating.  Burial was in Palestine Cemetery in Johnsville by Hammons Funeral Home.

Ray Miller

Ray Miller, 76, of Hermitage, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Belleview Estates in Monticello.

Born October 1, 1938, he was a son of the late Leander and Rachael Miller.

He retired from Potlatch Corporation after 38 years of service.

He was also preceded in death by his wife Mary Poole Miller, two sons, Chris and Rodney Miller and ten siblings.

Survivors:
His children-Marcia Miller of Hampton, Carol Bell and husband Bobby, Carolyn Williams, Stanley Miller all of Hermitage; Frederick Miller was wife Janice of Monticello and Don Avery and wife Sonya of Las Vegas, Nevada
Daughter-in-law - Olivian Miller of Milwaukee, WI.
Siblings - Otha Ree Thomas, Frances Green both of Hampton and Floyd Miller and wife Katherine of Warren
14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were May 30 at Hermitage Community Center with Bishop Larry Hines officiating.  Burial was in A.T. Cemetery in Jersey by Hammons Funeral Home of Warren.

Charles L. "Popeye" Martin, Sr.

Charles L. "Popeye" Martin, Sr., 84 of Wilmar, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at his home.

Born March 22, 1931, he was a son of the late John Henry and Viola Williams Martin.

He was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Wilmar.  He was an employee of L.D. Long Inc. of Monticello for many years, later becoming a logging contractor.

He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, six siblings and four children, Peopla, Charles, Jr., Mark and Belinda.

Survivors:
His wife of 44 years - Ann Martin of Wilmar
His children - Temaus (Michelle), Charles III (Emilia), Willie (Doris), Greg (Ethel), Anthony all of Warren; Herbert, Marquis, Marilyn (U.S.) all of Little Rock; Rod (Tonya) of Wilmar; Rena of Monroe, LA., Daphna (Lewis) of Little Rock and Lisa (Ulysses) of Monticello.
37 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grands.
Sisters-Aleen Henry of Milwaukee WI., Kathleen Fisher of Wichita, KS; and Doris Rainey of Little Rock
A host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were May 30th at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Wilmar with Rev. Shay Gillespie officiating.  Burial was in Wilmar Cemetery by Hammons Funeral Home.

John Michael Thompson


John Michael Thompson, age 58, of New Edinburg, AR, died Monday June 1, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. Born May 31, 1957 in Kansas City, MO, a son of the late John Newton Thompson, Jr, and Winnie Moring Thompson he was a former employee for the Arkansas Department of Corrections and a Baptist.

Survivors are a sister Melinda Steadman and spouse Scott, Hermitage, AR, 2 nephews Jonathan Steadman and spouse Casey, Hamburg, AR, Scotty Steadman and spouse Kelli, Bentonville, AR. 2 great-nieces Amelia Steadman and Moira Steadman.

Visitation 6-8 p.m. Saturday June 6, at Frazer’s Funeral Home. Private family burial at a later date. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lorna LeNarz


Lorna LeNarz age 89 of White Hall, AR died Friday May 29th at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born November 5th, 1925 in Powell River, British Columbia, a daughter of the late Raymond Bradford and Mary Hamilton Bradford. She was a housewife and homemaker, a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Pine Bluff, AR and the widow of the late Leroy LeNarz Jr. whom she married February 27th, 1946 and he died July 9th, 2011. Brothers Kenneth Bradford and Ronald Bradford, a sister Doreen Hazelwood and a grandson Bradley Jarrett LeNarz also preceded her in death.

 She is survived by 2 sons, Sam LeNarz and spouse Andra, Petal, Miss and Dr Leroy LeNarz III and spouse Donna, Carmel, Ind. 2 daughters Judith Kimbrell and spouse Dewayne, White Hall, AR and Linda Riggins and spouse Ricky, Rison, AR. 8 grandchildren Amy McCoskey, Heath Wingard and spouse Heather, Zack LeNarz, Andrew LeNarz and spouse Shelby, Erin Prather and spouse Dr. Blake Prather, Tyler Pearson, Matt Pearson and Madison Pearson. A great-grandchild Emma McCoskey. Her caregivers Margaret Robinson and Brenda French.


Graveside service was 2:00PM Sunday, May 31st at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Jim Bales and Rev. Gary Bell officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Heath Wingard, James Mew, Zack LeNarz, Andrew LeNarz, James Wright and Jake Wright. Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Riggins, DeWayne Kimbrell, Tom Ed Wright and Tommy Melton. Memorials preferred The Arkansas Alzheimer’s Association.

Janet Lee Kimbrell Gavin


Janet Lee Kimbrell Gavin, age 62, of Warren, AR, died Saturday May 30, at BCMC. Born July 30, 1952 in Warren, AR, a daughter of the late Edgar Desley Kimbrell and Amy Mills Kimbrell she was a retired bookkeeper for Warren Bank & Trust Co. and a Baptist.

Survivors are 2 sons Jared Gavin, Monticello, AR, Matt Gavin, Warren, AR. 1 daughter Lacy Harrod, Hamburg, AR. 1 brother Leon Kimbrell, Rye, AR. 4 sisters Patsy House, North Little Rock, AR, Deloris Jones, Rye, AR, Geraldine Mann, New Edinburg, AR, Marcell Bailey, White Hall, AR. 4 grandchildren Russell Gavin, Spencer Vickers, Gavin Harrod, Olivia Harrod. Also preceding her in death was a sister Mary Ann Kimbrell.

Graveside service 2:00 p.m. Tuesday June 2, Union Cemetery at Rye by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday June 1, at Frazer’s. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com