Friday, May 27, 2016

Josue Ramirez Castillo

Josue Ramirez Castillo age 15 of Hermitage, AR. died Thursday, May 26th from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Cleveland County, AR.   He was born August 21st, 2000 in Warren, AR, a son of Amadeo Castillo and Herlinda Ramirez of Hermitage, AR. He was a student at Hermitage High School where he participated in FFA and was an honor student.  He was also a member of the Church of Christ- Kingdom of God.

Surviving besides his parents are 3 sisters Maria Castillo, Andrea Castillo and Anna Castillo all of Hermitage, AR.  Brothers Isaac Castillo and Emmanuel Castillo both of Warren. Uncles Marcelino Castillo and wife and kids, Niseford Castillo and wife and kids, Lazaron Castillo and wife and kids, Marcario Castillo and wife and kids, Ernesto Castillo and wife and kids, Irlando Castillo and wife and kids all of  Warren.  Aunts Eufracia Ramirez and husband and kids, Maura Ramirez and husband and kids, Crescenciana Ramirez and husband and kids, Graciela Sandoral and husband.

Funeral services 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 29th at the Hermitage Baptist Church, Burial in Calvary Cemetery in Johnsville, AR.  Visitation 5pm till 8pm  Saturday, May, 28th  at the Hermitage Baptist Church. Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com  

Thursday, May 26, 2016

James William McClain, Jr.

James William McClain, Jr. age 78 of Warren, Arkansas died Monday, May 23, 2016. He was born December 23, 1937, in Cleveland County, Arkansas to James William McClain, Sr. and Ollie Mae Beaty McClain. He was retired from Potlatch Corporation with thirty-two years of service as the Bradley Yard Foreman. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Warren. Mr. McClain was a fifty plus year member of the Masonic Lodge #33, F. & A. M. of Warren, serving as the Worshipful Master and also serving as treasurer of the lodge for a number of years. Preceding him in death was a daughter Marion Gail McClain, a grandson Coty Allen McClain, and a great-grandson Gabriel Sullivan, a brother Albert (Bud) McClain and two sisters Doris McClain Coker and Billie Maxine McClain. Survivors are his wife Gala Vinson McClain, whom he married November 30, 1956; two sons: James E. "Jim" McClain (Cheryl) of Maumelle, and Thomas L. "Tommy" McClain (Robbin) of Little Rock; two daughters: Ramona McClain Smith of Vilonia, and Stacy McClain Hargrove (Jeff) of Cabot; six grandchildren: Julianna Smith Yeatman, Hannah Smith Sullivan, Zachary Keaton McClain, Zoe Elizabeth McClain, Gavin McClain Hargrove, and Kyzer Luke Hargrove; one great-grandchild Harrison Jax Yeatman. He is also survived by three sisters: Dorothy Smith of Sheridan, Martha Spakes of Memphis, TN., and Jo Small of Pine Bluff. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 26 at Frazers Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Rye, Arkansas. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 25 from 6-8 pm. A Special thanks to Hospice Home Care of Faulkner County, Arkansas for providing superior care for James

Monday, May 23, 2016

Ronnie A. Roam

Ronnie A. Roam of Benton, departed this life on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House in Bryant.  He was born in Warren on December 3, 1954 to Plez Roam and Mary F. Kinard Roam Whitfield.  He was a longtime employee of Walmart and had previously been a truck driver, security guard, and riverboat deck hand.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his father, Plez Roam and an infant sister, Sandra Roam.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Whitfield of Little Rock, one brother, Robert Don Roam of Searcy, and many friends.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 23, in the chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047) with Bro. Gene Huskey officiating.  Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Outlaw Cemetery in Sumpter, (Bradley County) officiated by Bro. Felton Savage.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at the funeral home.
Ronnie was involved with St. Jude's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105  to which memorial contributions may be made in his name.
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Charmian DeAngelis House

Charmian DeAngelis House, age 62, of Donaldson went to rest on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. She was born November 25, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Horace and Helen DeAngelis. She retired from Arkansas Department of Human Service, where she worked as a supervisor. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Arkadelphia. She is preceded in death by her father, Horace DeAngelis and son, Ty Smedley.
Survivors, mother, Helen DeAngelis of Royal; husband, Mark House of Donaldson; son, Dustin Prince (Kristi) of Monticello; daughters, Kim Prince of Bismarck and Desha Smedley of Hot Springs; brothers, Frank DeAngelis of Royal and Danny DeAngelis of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Taylor Atkins, Sarah Prince, Rachel Prince and Khloe Graves; great-granddaughter, Jazmyn Atkins and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 21 at 2:00pm at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Arkadelphia.

Memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 132 Malvern Road, Arkadelphia, AR 71923.

Cremation arrangements are by Regency Funeral Home. You may sign the guest book at regencyfuneralhome.com.

Henry Wilson Jones

   Henry Wilson Jones, age 88, of New Edinburg, AR, died Thursday May 19, at John R. Williamson Hospice House. Born December 2, 1927, in Monroe, LA, a son of the late Ira Samuel Jones and Bernice Sessions Jones, he was a retired electrician, cattleman, timber man and poultry grower. Henry was a member of Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church where he was ordained a deacon in 1978. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and on the New Edinburg School Board. Also preceding him in death was a brother Lewis D. Jones; sisters Maxine Galbreath and Delois Ruth Adams.

Survivors are his wife Rachel McClellan Jones whom he married June 11, 1954. 3 daughters Peggy Cole and spouse Rickey of El Dorado, AR, Deborah Jones of New Edinburg, AR and Allison Dallen and spouse Greg of Broken Arrow, OK. 1 sister Mary Craine of Palm Springs, CA. 1 sister in law Mary John Jones of Fayetteville, AR. 5 grandchildren Holly Hanry and husband Rhett  of Junction City, AR, Meridith Armstrong and husband Kyle of Arkadelphia AR, Lucas Jones Dallen, Joshua Jones Dallen and Zachary Jones Dallen all of Broken Arrow, OK. 2 great grandchildren Cole Hanry and Wilson Hanry.

Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 21, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Billy Wilson, Greg Dallen, Ricky Cole and John McClellan officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist. Burial with flag presentation was in Reaves Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Rhett Hanry, Hally Hanry, Cole Hanry, Wilson Hanry, Meridith Armstrong, Kyle Armstrong, Lucas Dallen and Joshua Dallen. Honorary pallbearers were the friends of Henry Jones.  Memorials preferred to Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church near New Edinburg, AR or Lifetouch Hospice; 2301 Champagnolle Road; El Dorado, AR. 71730. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com  

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Julie Elaine Trussell Donnelly

Julie Elaine Trussell Donnelly age 59, of Warren, AR died Saturday, May 14th at her home.   She was born May 3rd, 1957 in Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello, AR a daughter of Betty Elaine Hamilton Trussell of Warren, and the late Edwin Roscoe Trussell.   She was a mother and a homemaker to her family; she was owner and operator of Deepwoods Farms, where tomato farming was her and Terry’s life.  She was a pioneer in the heirloom tomato market, where she was a founder of the Bradley County Heirloom Tomato Cooperative.  Julie was a member of the First Baptist Church, she was a 1975 graduate of the Warren Public Schools and after high school she graduated from Mrs. Wades School of Fashion and Merchandise in Dallas, TX; where she met her husband.  She loved her family, friends, her animals, she enjoyed reading books and especially summertime when she could garden and plant her flowers.  Julie was preceded in death by her father, a sister Rosalinda Trussell, her paternal grandparents John and Mattie Trussell and her maternal grandparents Horace and Verlee Hamilton.

She is survived by her husband, Terry Donnelly whom she married September 24, 1982; 2 daughters Devon Trussell Donnelly and Scarlett Elaine Donnelly both of Little Rock, AR. 2 brothers Michael Edwin Trussell and Faye, Memphis, AR and David Roscoe Trussell and Susan, Maumelle, AR.  A sister Sharron Trussell Green and Gary, Warren, AR.

Funeral service was 2:00PM Tuesday, May 17th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Pattsville Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Gary Green, Mitch Forrest, John Gavin, Jason Green, Ryan Hicks, Emigdio Torres, Perfecto Torres and Dr. Paul Cooper. Honorary pallbearers were Nina Hickman Forrest, Harvey Helton, Connie Lovette, Joni McGaha, Kenneth Trussell and Warren High School Class of 1975. Online guestbook  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

John Robert "Johnny" Haynes

John Robert “Johnny” Haynes, age 87, of Monticello, AR, died Sunday, May 8, at his home. Born January 1, 1929 in Harrell, AR, a son of the late Arthur Haynes and Maude Johnson Haynes he was a retired mechanic for Lockheed Aircraft, a member of Antioch Baptist Church and a member of Willow Glen Lodge # 676 F. & A.M. in San Jose, CA. Also preceding him in death were brothers; Kenneth Haynes, Virgil Haynes, Curtis Haynes, Willis Haynes, Elton Haynes, Wallace Haynes, an infant brother, an infant half brother; a sister Nellie Haynes and half sisters Patsy Wilbanks and Ruth Haynes.


Survivors are his wife Sadie Sessions Haynes whom he married December 4, 1954. 2 sons Mark L. Haynes of Monticello, AR, and Thomas Blake Haynes of Dallas, TX. 4 grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Gravelridge Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Frazer’s. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Renna Adams Wherry

Renna Adams Wherry age 98 of Greenbrier, AR formerly of Warren, AR died Thursday, May 5th at the Greenbrier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born August 17th, 1917 in Bradley County, AR a daughter of the late Henry C. Adams and Myrtle Totty Adams. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Warren; she served our country in the Woman’s Army Corp, from 1943 to 1946, she retired with 23 years of service from the Pulaski County Appraiser's office and worked in the Bradley County Appraisers office in past years. She was also preceded in death by her spouse Levi. “W.T.” Wherry who died February 9th, 1982. A son Steve Wherry, a brother Millard Adams and sisters Eva Belle Sloan and Ila Dean Miller.

She is survived by her son Carroll Wherry and spouse Martha, Greenbrier, AR. 5 grandchildren Candice Osborne and spouse Jason, Chris Wherry and spouse Sara, Valery Sharp and spouse Curtis, Amanda Wherry and Rebecca Spinks and spouse Darren. 7 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 2:00PM Saturday May 14th, at Frazer’s Chapel. Visitation will be 1:00 PM till service time Saturday, May 14th at Frazer’s Funeral Home. Online Guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com 

Mildred Smith

(1933 - 2016)
SHREVEPORT, LA – Graveside services for Mildred Smith, 83, was held at Hill Crest Memorial Park in Haughton, LA on Friday, May 6, 2016. Mrs. Smith passed away May 4, 2016 at her residence. She was born February 18, 1933 in Warren, AR to Bert Wright and Eunice Kelly. She is survived by her sister, Shirley Norris; children, Pam Knight of Shreveport, LA and Deanna Caldwell of Mineola, TX; sons-in-law, Fred Knight and Brad Bellinger; and three grandchildren. Although Mildred Smith loved flowers and plants of all kind, she would want to plant something that will live on for you and others to enjoy. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Haynes Avenue Baptist Church, 610 Haynes Ave., Shreveport, LA, 71105. Condolences may be left for the family and the guestbook may be signed online at www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Neil Thomason

Neil Thomason age 85 of Warren, AR died Monday, May 02,  at Chapel Woods Nursing Center.  He was born December 11, 1930 in Bradley County, a son of the late Howard Lee Thomason and Lucille Halligan Thomason.  He was a self-employed heavy construction contractor, a farmer, a Baptist and a Untied States Marine Corp. Veteran serving in Korea.   He was also preceded in death by two brothers Leon Thomason and Glenn Thomason.

Surviving is his wife whom he married February 15th, 1952,  Mrs. Kay Myers Thomason. A son Steve Thomason and spouse Janie, Warren, AR.  A daughter Lorrie Davis and spouse Ricky Joe, Warren, AR.   Two sisters Sara Reep and spouse Roland, Warren, AR. and Faye Reynolds, Glasgow, VA.  8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was 4:00 PM Thursday, May 5th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Brian Ashcraft and Taylor Wharton officiating. Linda Barrett was organist.  Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Trey Thomason, Curt Thomason, Ryan Davis, Derek Grice, Taylor Wharton and Dexter Burks. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Joe H. Wharton, T.C. Ashcraft, John Stone and Mickey Cathey.  Online Guestbook  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" 

Robert R. Young

Robert R. Young, 79, of North Little Rock passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016. He was born December 16, 1936 in Rye, Arkansas to Robert Rufus and Menrilee Reynolds Young. He was an Associate member of Levy Baptist Church and Union Methodist, past Grand Monarch of the Grottoes of North America, a 50 year member of the Masons and member of the Scottish Rite and York Rite.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Hellen Young; son, Richard A. “Ricky” Young; daughter, Sharon and husband, Dr. Kenneth Duff; grandchildren, Stephanie (Michael) Jeffers and Dr. Kristen Carter; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Whitney Jeffers; sisters, Agnes Young and Martha Parker; and mother-in-law, Asilee Rogers. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Maurice Young, Johnny Young and Ben Young; and his sisters, Jeanette, Young, Geneva Young, Loree Young and Levita Young.
Memorials may be made to Levy Baptist Church, 3501 Pike Avenue, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118.
Graveside service was 3:00 p.m., Friday May 6, at Union Cemetery in Rye, Arkansas by Frazer’s Funeral Home with Rev. Steven Tiner officiating. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com



Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Rosana McEwen Shelby

Rosana McEwen Shelby, age 80, of Shreveport, LA, was born February 21, 1936, in Warren, AR, and passed away May 1, 2016, at her home. Rosana was a loving Lady to her Husband, Children, Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren and everyone that knew her. She was an avid Birder and native plant lover. Her favorite place to go was Dauphin Island, AL, to watch the migration of the birds and sit out and watch the Sun Rises and Sun Sets on the Ocean. She was a retired Librarian for Caddo Parish and a member of Trinity Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son John Russell Shelby, Parents Joe and Hilda Morris McEwen and a Brother Dan McEwen.

Survivors are her Husband John Harvey Shelby (Jake), Daughters Julie Hayes and Husband Paul, Charlotte Uli and Husband Mike, Sons Louis Daniel and Gary Edward all of Shreveport, LA. Grandchildren Rebecca Driskill, Jason Hayes and Katie Shelby Sweeten. Great Granddaughters Anna Hayes, Ella and Aubie Driskill.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May 4, at Oakland Cemetery in Warren, AR, with Paul Hayes being the Shepherd we have chosen to do the Service. Arrangements are by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm. until service time Wednesday May 4, at Frazer’s. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

She will be missed Dearly. We thank those from Southern Care for the compassionate care they provided and all the Prayers from everyone. 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Charles Raymond "Bear" Lastier

Charles Raymond “Bear” Lasiter, age 90, of Fordyce, Ark., died Friday April 29th at his residence at Dalton’s Place in Fordyce.  Born October 10, 1925 in Warren, Ark, he was the son of the late Peyton Brown Lasiter and Maude Cornish Lasiter.  Charles was a retired Principal and Educator from the Fordyce School District and served our country heroically as a Navy radar man on the USS Intrepid in WWII.  He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church in Fordyce.  Charles was preceded in death by his wife Madge Clanton Lasiter, brothers Terrell Lasiter and Herb Lasiter and a sister Sue Lasiter Byrd.
He is survived by 2 sisters, Joann Lasiter Massey and Betty Faye Lasiter Howsen of Warren, AR.  Two sons, Peyton Charles Lasiter and spouse Tracy of Little Rock, AR and Mark Clanton Lasiter and spouse Terri of Wears Valley, TN; one daughter Karen Pennington of Bellingham, WA; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday May 4th at Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren, Arkansas.
Funeral services 10:00 a.m. Thursday May 5th at First Baptist Church in Fordyce, Arkansas. Burial immediately following at Union Hill Cemetery in Ingalls, Ark., by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Myrtle G. Tillman

Myrtle G. Tillman age 73, of Warren, AR. peacefully joined her eternal family on Tuesday, April 26th at her home.  She was born May 27th, 1942 in Blue Springs near Banks, AR a daughter of the late John T. Gardner and Quinnie Thomason Gardner.  She was retired from Wal-Mart with 23 years of service, she worked for A.V.A Vending for 18 years and also Jack Winters in Warren, AR.  She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and a graduate of the Banks Public School system.  She was preceded in death by her husband John E. Tillman whom she married September 7th, 1960 and he passed away October of 2011 with 51 years of marriage. Also preceding her were her brothers Bill Gardner, Bryan Gardner and Jim Gardner. Sisters Ruby Tully, Ola Jean Hlavarty and Polly Gardner.

She is survived by a son Herschel Tillman and spouse Kim, Warren, AR.  3 daughters Donna Wilson and spouse Mark, Rogers, AR, Julie Hamilton and spouse Kenny, and Carol Sellers and spouse Robert all of Warren, AR.   A sister Florence Dickens, Benton, AR.  11 grandchildren Chad Wilson, Jennifer Grimes, Clay Wilson, Chasity Hamilton, Courtney Hamilton, Codi Temple, James Jones, Jessica Jester, Carrie Smith, Ginnie Sellers and John David Tillman.  7 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was 10:00AM Saturday,  April 30th at First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Jim Bales and Rev. Michael Gardner officiating. Organist was Shirley Outlaw and soloist was Gina Hemphill. Burial was in McFarland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were James Wright, Anthony Gardner, Marty Lee Wardlaw, Ben Wood, James Robert Gardner and Gary Green. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Joe H. Wharton, Clay Wilson, Chad Wilson, James Jones, John David Tillman, Brian Smith, Brian Temple and Dusty Jester. Online guestbook  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Ouita Jo Parker Reap

Ouita Jo Parker Reap, age 88, of Warren, AR, died Monday, April 25, at St. Vincent’s in Little Rock. Born February 18, 1928, in Cleveland County, AR, a daughter of the late James Rucker Parker and Florence Ethel Moseley Parker she was a homemaker, former employee of Morgan & Lindsey, a member of Westside Baptist Church and the widow of Sammie Reap who died November 15, 1986. Also preceding her in death were brothers James Winfred Parker, Paul Dean Parker and an infant brother.

Survivors are 1 son James Sammie Reap of Warren, AR. 2 daughters Marsha Daniels of Camden, AR, and Tammie Hardin of Banks, AR. 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Union Cemetery in Rye, AR, by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 12:30 p.m. until service time Thursday, April 28, at Frazer’s. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bernice Gates Adams

Bernice Gates Adams, age 95, of Warren, AR, died Sunday April 24, at Chapel Woods in Warren, AR. Born February 9, 1921, in Gravelridge, AR, a daughter of the late Willie Ted Gates and Mable Dailey Gates she was retired from Potlatch Corporation, member Banks Missionary Baptist Church and the widow of Barney Adams who died November 16, 1973. They were united in marriage December 19, 1944. Also preceding her in death were brothers: Alva Gates, Jimmy Gates, Ernie Gates, Willie Gates; sisters Ethel Johnson, Marie Osborn, Evelyn McMurry.

 Survivors are 2 sons DannyAdams, Banks, AR, Bobby Adams, Sheridan, AR. 2 daughters Glenda Adams, Hermitage, AR, Susan Adams Hall, Rayville, LA. 1 sister Noma Kitchens, Banks, AR. 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

 Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Sidney McGraw officiating. Burial was in McFarland Cemetery at Banks by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Darren Adams, Bobby Ray Adams, Laith Adams, David Barnett, Jr., Justin Hall and Kyle Holley. Honorary pallbearers were Jackie West, Steve Parnell, Steven Dawkins and Clifford Gates. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Grover Ross Broome

Grover Ross Broome known to everyone as Ross, 86, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016.  He was born February 16, 1929 to Ira E. Broome and Alpha Mae James Broome in Greenville, MS. His family moved to Warren, Arkansas in 1935 where graduated from graduated from Warren High School in 1947. He has resided in Friendswood since 1964.

Ross attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA, and later Arkansas A&M College, Monticello, AR.
He enlisted in the Air Force, September 9, 1950.  He trained at Lackland and Sheppard Air Bases and was sent to Wiesbaden, Germany  HYPERLINK "http://U.S.AF" \o "http://u.s.af/" U.S.AF European Headquarters with 12th Air Force. He was assigned staff Sergeant, to the Deputy Chief Finance, Budget Division as a Budget Analyst.

Ross worked at Ellington Air Force Base from 1958-1985 as the Budget Officer.  He was a lifelong member of the American Legion Post #490 where he managed the post for many years.  He was a member of Friendswood United Methodist Church since 1967.

Ross was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ira E. Broome, Jr; niece Carol Houston Palmer.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Marlene Broome; daughter, Traci Broome Evans, son in law Jim Evans; grandchildren, Wyatt Evans, Whitney Evans; daughter, Christina Rowe Freese all of Friendswood, TX; grandson Shelby Freese of Houston, TX; Granddaughter Bonnie Freese Mills (Jonnie); and great granddaughter, Mckenzie Timmons of Deer Park, TX; sister, Mrs. Jane Broome Thurman, of Abilene, TX; nephew, David Ross Houston of Cedar Park, TX; and great nephew, Will Houston also of Cedar Park, TX and numerous other friends and relatives who say there will never be another Ross and will miss be greatly missed.

A graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 2:00pm with Rev. Gary Harrison officiating where his cremains will be placed between his parents at the Broome Family lot. A reception to follow at the First United Methodist Church in Warren, Arkansas.

The family request donations may be made to the Bradley County Veterans Museum, 210 N. Main St., Warren, AR 71671 or a charity of your choice.

Joyce Ann Lowry

Joyce Ann Lowry, age 71, of Crossett, AR, died Saturday April 16, at Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett, AR. Born November 25, 1944, in Pine Bluff, AR, a daughter of the late Uriah Harville and Ellie Jackson Harville she was a homemaker, a Baptist and the widow of Bobby Pierce Lowry who died April 1, 2012. They were united in marriage May 15, 1964.

Survivors are 2 sons Ronnie P. Lowry of Lake Village, AR, and Jason Lowry and spouse Bambi of Salt Lake City, UT. 2 brothers Charles Harville and spouse Suzan of Dayton, OH and Bobby Harville and spouse Tracy of Hamburg, AR. 1 sister Betty Grantham and spouse Rudy of Lake Village, AR. 3 grandchildren Daniel Lowry, Haley Lowry and Megan Lowry.

Graveside service is 2:00 p.m. Tuesday April 19, at Palestine Cemetery in Johnsville, AR, by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com 

Goldman "Shady" Childs, Jr.

Goldman "Shady" Childs, Jr., 68, of Harrell, died Tuesday, April 12 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.

Born February 14, 1948, he was a son of the late Goldman and Lillie Mae Childs.

Goldman attended school in Harrell and Thornton.  He loved hunting, fishing and driving log trucks. He professed his life to Christ at a late age.  He was well known in the community.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Davis.

Survivors:
Daughter:  Vicki L. Wardell (David) of Malvern
Stepdaughter:  Shinkia Billings of Strong
Siblings: Joel Childs, Ozell Childs (Florence) and Mary Thompson
Uncle:  Booker Cross
Aunt: Corene Cross of Harrell
2 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends

Funeral services were April 19 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Harrell with Rev. Sharod Ricks officiating.  Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery with arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home.

Joe Harold Burks

Joe Harold Burks, 73, of Warren, died Monday, April 11, 2016 at Bradley County Medical Center in Warren.

Born January 8, 1943, he was a son of the late Joe and Pearl Burks.

Joe moved to Warren from Memphis, TN. He joined Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church after his relocation.  He was a proud member of the United States Army, serving the Vietnam War.  He retired from the Warren School District after 30 years of service.  He enjoyed fishing.

He was also preceded in death by two sons, Joe Burks and Darcius Young and great grandson Jaylen Isom.

Survivors:
His wife of 45 years:  Freda "Cookie" Burks
Children: Janet Strickland (Dexter), Janice Strickland, Otis Strickland (Deisha), Tyrone Burks and Terrance Burks (Gail).
Special Cousin: Vivian Dunbar
Special friend:  Mike Prowell
A host of children that he raised as his own, grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were April 18 at Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Warren with Rev. Henry D. Cox officiating.  Burial was in Union Cemetery with arrangements by Hammons Funeral.