Friday, August 1, 2014

Mary Nannie Summers



Mary Nannie Summers, aged 83, of Chidester, AR (formerly of Warren, AR), passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville, AR after a brief struggle with cancer. Mary was born February 9, 1931, in Warren, AR the second of nine children to the late Shelton Adams and Eva Flippo Adams.
She was a member of Chidester Baptist Church in Chidester, AR and enjoyed singing in the choir and participating in all church functions. If food was on the agenda, she always prepared her famous chicken & dumplings and fried apple pies. She enjoyed working puzzles and attending the Senior Citizens Center in Chidester where she had many wonderful friends. In January 2013, Mary moved to The Meadows in Bentonville, AR where she made new friends and left a lasting impression on the staff and residents with her wit and sense of humor.
She is preceded in death by brothers Meade Adams, Charles Adams, and Jimmy “Jimbo” Adams, her sister, Louise Clemons and grandson, Brett Bryant.
She is survived by her children; sons Jim Bryant and wife Mary of Rogers, AR, Gene Bryant of Stafford, VA and Randy Bryant and wife Beth of Rogers, AR, daughters Regina O’Neill and husband Gary of Warren, AR, Kathy Atkinson and husband Steve of Stella, MO; brothers, Shelton Adams, Jr. and wife Louvenia “Vennie” of Crossett, AR, John Adams of Rogers, AR, and sisters, Catherine “Kitty” Allen of Crossett, AR and Ida Greenwood and husband, Gerald of Spring Hill, TN. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and many other close relatives and friends.
Visitation will be at Frazer’s Funeral Home on Sunday August 3, from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be Monday August 4, at 10:00 a.m. at Willoughby Baptist Church in Warren, AR with burial in Willoughby Cemetery. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thomas Lamar Hunter


Thomas Lamar Hunter age 77 of  Wilmar, AR died Tuesday, July 29th at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, AR.  He was born August 10th, 1936 in Bradley County, AR a son of the late Thomas Ardel Hunter and Bertha Ada Dearman Hunter.  He worked for Burlington Industries in Monticello for 15 years and for over 30 plus years he owned and operated Lamar Hunter Blue Prints in Wilmar, AR.  He loved and played country and gospel music for years and was a member of Pauline Baptist Church.  Also preceding him in death are brothers Howard Hunter and Aubert Hunter, sisters Elsie Lavouncher and Eva Jane Weber.

Survivors include his wife whom he married in 1956, Ruth Kulbeth Hunter.  A son Timothy Ray Hunter and spouse Sherry, Harrison, AR.  A daughter Ginger Diane Hamil and spouse Tommy, Monticello, AR. 3 grandchildren Lexy Meeks, Blake Hunter and Emily Crunkleton. 2 great-grandchildren  Rylee Meeks and Judd Meeks.

Private family services will be held by the Hunter family. Arrangements by Frazer’s Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers memorials preferred The Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ara R. Ferguson


Ara R. Ferguson, age 89, of Metairie, LA died Sunday July 20, at St. Anthony’s Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Metairie, LA. Born May 24, 1925 in Cleveland County a daughter of the late Oscar Monroe Reep and Ophie Gavin Reep she was a retired secretary, member of Carrolton Presbyterian Church and the widow of Earl Edward Ferguson who died December 27, 1999. They were united in marriage July 12, 1953.

Survivors are 1 son Kenneth Hoover of Box Elder, South Dakota. 2 brothers J.P. Reep of Little Rock, AR and Kirby Reep of Spring, TX. 5 sisters Ladelle Wright of Monticello, AR, Gay Holloway of Scott, AR, Mary Alice Beasley of Metairie, LA, Carolyn Ann Watson of Scott, AR and Kay Nell Graves of Cabot, AR. 1 grandson and 1 great-grandson.

Graveside services were 10:00 a.m. Saturday July 26, at Union Cemetery in Rye, AR with Rev. Michael Stroh officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Evelyn Gavin Thornton


Evelyn Gavin Thornton, age 81, of Warren, AR died Saturday July 19, at her home surrounded by her loving family and long loved pets. Born January 12, 1933 in Rye, AR a daughter of the late Tom Gavin and Alma Wooldridge Gavin she was a retired medical receptionist for Dr. Crow and Dr. Pennington. She provided 30 years of dedicated service to her patients and community. Evelyn lived life to the fullest as she traveled the world with her husband of 63 years. She loved gardening, being a homemaker, loving her children and grandchildren and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was a son Tommy Thornton, brother Floyd Gavin and sister Eva Dean Tarver.

Survivors are her husband Wilburn Thornton, Jr. whom she married March 4, 1951. 1 son Allan Thornton and spouse P.J. of Bryant, AR. 2 brothers Maurice Gavin and J. B. Gavin both of Rye, AR. 2 grandchildren Heather Sullins and spouse Rodney of Bryant, AR, Brandon Thornton of Little Rock, AR. 2 great-grandchildren Cooper and Carter Sullins.

Graveside services were 2:00 p.m. Monday July 21, in Union Cemetery at Rye, AR with Rev. David Richey officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Brandon Thornton, Frankie Broome, Jimmy Thornton, Rodney Sullins, Bob Thornton and Marty Thornton. Memorials preferred to your local animal shelter or Bradley County Veterans Museum. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Roland Samuel Washington


Roland Samuel Washington
Born: May 01, 1951
Died: July 06, 2014

SFC Roland Samuel Washington, 63 of Monticello, passed Sunday, July 6, 2014. He was born in Philadelphia, PA., to the late Maurice O. Washington, Sr. and Rosa (Hawkins) Washington.

Survivors Include: wife, Shelia R. (Scaife) Washington of Monticello; sons, Douglas Williams, Marcellus Williams both of Hampton, VA, Ronnie Armstrong of Germany, Antonio Davis of Hampton, VA, Thadas Scaife, Martrel Scaife both of Jonesboro; daughters, Lakeshia Davis of Hampton, VA., D’Meko Winfield, D’Mesha Winfield both of Jonesboro; brothers, William Hawkins of Beasworthy, England, Maurice Washington, Jr. of Accokeek, MD, Martin Washington of Philadelphia, PA, Charles Washington of Williamstown, NJ, Bruce Washington, sister, Rosemarie Washington both of Philadelphia, PA; Eight Grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 1p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at PLM & D District Center-(154 HWY 20, Helena, AR 72342) by Reverend James Murry. Burial will be at Morning Star Cemetery-Elaine by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Visitation will be Tuesday, 4-7 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.

The family will be at 150 Phillips 231 Road Street, West Helena, AR 72390.

David Wayne Carlton


David Wayne Carlton, age 42, of Warren, AR went to be with the Lord Monday July 14, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born September 16th, 1971 in McGhee, AR a son of Lorine Birchfield Carlton, Star City, AR and David Carlton and spouse Carolyn of Emerson, AR.  He loved Jesus and everyone he met and always had a smile for all.  He loved spending time with his family at home as well with his family at the South East Arkansas Human Development Center in Warren.  He was a huge Arkansas Razorback fan and one of the highlights of his life was getting to go to a Razorback game.  He loved music and movies and loved singing gospel music.  He was a beautiful person that was loved by all.  Also preceding him in death was his maternal grandparents DeWitt W. and Margaret Birchfield and his paternal grandfather Leonard Carlton and Raymond and Ruth Talley.

Surviving other than his mother, his father and step-mother are 3 brothers, Edward Carlton, Texarkana, TX, Billy Carlton and spouse Brenda, Emerson, AR, Timothy Beavers and spouse Ashley, Shreveport, LA.  2 sisters Juanita Evans and spouse Romney, Emerson, AR and Jennifer Morgan and spouse Chris of Star City, AR.  His grandmother Juanita Bowles, Magnolia, AR and by many aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews.

Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Thursday July 17, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Denny Lewis officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist. Burial was in Palmyra Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Johnny Price, Chris Price, Terry Harrison, Chris Morgan, Antonio Davis and Monte Price. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Monday, July 14, 2014

Zachary Keith Clement


Zackary Keith Clement age 29, of Pine Bluff, AR died Thursday, July 10th in Little Rock, AR, a son of Judy Rice Curry, Pine Bluff, AR and the late Larry Clement.

  He was born October 4th, 1984 in Little Rock, AR, he earned his degree for Pine Bluff High School and was a member of the Meadowview Baptist Church.   Surviving other than his mother, a brother Rodney Curry, Woodlawn, AR and a sister Rhonda Hale, Greenbrier, AR.

Funeral services 10:00AM Wednesday, July 16th at Meadowview Baptist Church.  Burial in Gravelridge Cemetery, Bradley County  by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Tuesday, July 15th at Meadowview Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, AR.   Online Guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Francis Harris Hedrick

Frances Harris Hedrick, age 98, of Warren, AR died Saturday July 12, at Chapel Woods Nursing Center in Warren. Born June 20, 1916, in Warren, AR a daughter of the late V.B. Harris and Luna Sykes Harris she was a third grade teacher in the Warren Public School system until her retirement after 34 years of service. Frances was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was married to Louis Dickerson Hedrick from October 14, 1937, until his death on January 13, 1976. Also, preceding her in death was a grandson Louis Hedrick, III and brother Sykes Harris.
Survivors include: son Dick Hedrick and spouse Cynthia of Greenwood, SC; daughter daughter Anne Miller and spouse Jack of Warren, AR; grandchildren Amanda Hodges, Michelle Hulett, Melissa Benson, Lauren Utterback; great-grandchildren Thomas Hodges, William Benson, Chalmers Benson, Katie Hulett, Jonathan Hulett and Miller Utterback. Graveside service was 1:30 p.m. Thursday July 17, at Oakland Cemetery. Memorial service was 2:00 p.m. Thursday July 17, at First United Methodist Church followed by reception in the Church fellowship hall. with Rev. Gary Maskell and Rev. Gary Harrison officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Active pallbearers were Bill Wisener, Neil Wisener, Cliff Morgan, French Wynne, Tommy Maxwell, Steve Richardson, Scott Richardson and Bob Plair. Honorary pallbearers were John Cuthbertson, Dr. Kerry Pennington, Dr. Donnie Bryant, Dr. John Durmon, Bryan Martin, Greg Harton, Randall Herring, John Sullivan, Dr. Tom Paulus, Mike Paulus, Vol Ford, David Roddey and Eddie O’Neal. Memorials preferred to First United Methodist Church Alter Guild or Music Fund; 111 W. Church St.; Warren, AR 71671, Donald W. Reynolds Warren Y.M.C.A; 207 N. Main St.; Warren, AR 71671; or your local chapter of The American Cancer Society. Online guest register HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Thursday, July 10, 2014

R.A. Grider


R. A. Grider, age 72, of Warren, Arkansas died Wednesday, July 9, at Arkansas Heart Hospital, Little Rock. He was born August 10, 1941 at Crigler, Arkansas a son of the late Lester Grider and Maggie Spakes Grider.  He was a graduate of the Woodlawn Public School System, was a Baptist and served in the US Army. He was an award winning car salesman, a avid gardener and a well known domino player and loved to cook for the needy.  Surviving is a son David Grider and spouse Adriana, Warren, AR; 3 daughters Melinda Hartzog, Heber Springs, AR, Jamie Huitt,  Tumbling Shoals, AR and Melissa Grider, Monticello, AR; 3 brothers Sonny Grider, Benton, AR, James L. Grider, Pine Bluff, AR. and John Grider, Pansy, AR; 4 sisters June Ruth Saint, Pine Mountain, GA, Peggy Grider, Houston, TX, Barbara Grote, MO, and Joan Perry, Warren, AR; 10 Grandchildren; and a caregiver Judy Watson, Warren AR. He was preceded in death by a son Timothy Grider; 3 brothers Grady Grider, Jackie Grider and Kenneth Grider and a sister Kathy Clemens. Funeral services were 2:00pm Saturday, July 12, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Ronald Neely officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial with flag presentation ceremony was at Rowell Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers  were Hoss Branson, Edward Branson, Mike Larson, Bobby Parker, Randy Jacks and Jeremy Todd Grider. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Perry, Richard Gray, Kenneth Thompson, Jessie Parker and David Lyon. Online obituary/guestbook  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Floyd Eugene Myres

Floyd Eugene Myres, age 86, of Warren, AR. died Monday July 7, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello, AR. He was born July 15, 1927 in Bradley County, AR. a son of the late Enoch Morgan Myres and Sallie Davidson Myres. Floyd retired in 1983 with 25 years of service as a regional office manager and permit coordinator for Brown & Root, Inc. He was a graduate of Warren High School and a member of First Baptist Church. Also, preceding him in death were brothers Leroy Myres, Leon Myres, Walter Myres; sisters Marie Taylor, Minnie Bea Woodall and Mae Etta Halligan.
Survivors are his wife Jo Anne Reaves Myres whom he married December 10, 1959. 1 son Phillip Myres and spouse Paula, Little Rock, AR. 3 grandchildren Jordan Myres, Kristen Myres and Landon Myres all of Little Rock, AR. Graveside services were 2:00 p.m. Thursday July 10, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Greg Stanley officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Howard W. Woodall, Jerry Woodall, Frank Chancellor, Lee Stephens, Mark Bryant and Scott Richardson. Honorary pallbearers were Dale Wolfe, Jack Miller, Charles Nichols and David Ragar. Memorials preferred to First Baptist Church or Bradley County Veterans Museum. Online guest register HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Pastor Larry Doggett


Pastor Larry Doggett age 67 of Monticello, AR died Saturday, July 5th at the Drew County Medical Center. He was born March 1st, 1947 in Pleasant Valley (Bradley County), a son of the late Rev. Oris Doggett and Ollie Sweeney Doggett.  Larry was the Pastor of Life Church, he was the morning DJ on KHBM radio station, president of the Drew County Ministerial Alliance, the Chaplin for the Drew County Detention facility and a bus driver for the Monticello School District.  Larry was a husband, father, pastor, giver and a great friend and help to those who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Overton Doggett whom he married November 26th, 1965 in Magnet Cove, AR.  A son Ronnie Doggett, Tulsa, OK and a daughter Kelly Word and spouse Josh, Monticello, AR a sister Phillis Williams and spouse Rev. Roy Williams, Warren, AR as well as a host of family, church family and friends.  He loved and enjoyed his life; he was a walking testimony for God of excellence, character, honor, humility and integrity.

Funeral services were 2:00PM Tuesday, July 8th at Life Church with Rev. Anthony Williams officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery (Bradley County) by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were composed of men from Life Church. In place of flowers the family is asking memorials be made to The Life Church Building Fund Box 1004, Monticello, AR 71657.  Life Church was his dream and his family is working to make sure that his legacy continues. Online Guestbook  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com  

Friday, July 4, 2014

Tanya Corine Forrest Waldrop


          Tanya Corine Forrest Waldrop, age 49, of Warren, AR. died Friday July 4, at Belleview Estates in Monticello, AR. Born July 28, 1964 in Little Rock, AR. a daughter of the late Edward Forrest and Marilyn Lee Forrest she was a former employee of Fred’s, a homemaker, enjoyed gardening and her flowers. Tanya was a member of First United Methodist Church. She married Billy Waldrop June 3, 1984 and he died January 7, 2014. Together they loved their Yorkshire terriers Bud, Trixy and Bella. They were her children. “for those who knew her as YaYa,  she loved you very much, and knew you loved her”

          Survivors are 1 sister Beth Peek and spouse Chief Randy Peek, Warren, AR. A very special close friend Cindy Wagnon, Warren, AR.

          Memorial services were 2:00 p.m. Sunday July 6, at Frazer’s Chapel by Rev Wayman Mann.  Beth Forrest Peek spoke. Memorials preferred Hospice Homecare of Monticello, or the Donald W. Reynolds Warren Y.M.C.A.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Dewey Edmond Brown


Dewey Edmond Brown, age 92, of Mt. Ida, AR. (formerly of New Edinburg), died Thursday July 3, at Montgomery County Nursing Home in Mt. Ida. Born January 5, 1922 in Salina, TX., a son of the late Thomas Harvey Brown and Mary Elizabeth Thompson Brown he was a retired auto body repair worker, a Freewill Baptist and a World War II Army veteran. He married Maxine Dyer Brown June 7, 1941 and she died March 31, 2007. Also, preceding him in death was a brother James Brown, sisters Hazel Mann, Betty Lambert, son in law Mike Beck and a grandson Eric Beck.

Survivors are 3 daughters Betty Barker and spouse Leonard, Porter, TX., Sue Watkins and spouse Greg, Royal, AR., Libby Beck, Royal, AR. 2 brothers Donald Brown, Mabelvale, AR., Gerald Brown, Hot Springs, AR. 4 grandchildren Brent Barker, Kristy Gay, Holly Brown, Brandi Cook. 4 great-grandchildren Kinsley Cook, Kaelin Cook, Ellie Brown and Lainey Gay.

Funeral services 2:00 p.m. Saturday July 5, Frazer’s Chapel. Burial with flag presentation Reaves Cemetery near New Edinburg by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 1:00 p.m. Saturday July 5, until service time at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred Montgomery County Nursing Home; P.O. Box 1208; Mt. Ida, AR. 71957. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Jerry Willie Sanders

Jerry Willie Sanders, 84, of Wilmar, died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

Born May 15, 1930, he was a son of the late Dudley and Conzella Sanders.

He was a member of Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church in Wilmar.  He retired from Burlington Industries.

Survivors:

His wife-Dollie M. Sanders of Wilmar

Children-Janice Sanders of Manassas, VA, Vera Tenner and husband Kevin of Monticello, Peggy Sanders of San Pablo, CA, and Jerriell Sanders of Wilmar.

Grandchildren- Kelton Sanders and wife Kim of Lutz, FL., William Charles and Karris Frazier of Manassas, VA., Kevin Tenner, Jr. of Elkhart, IN., and Shatoya Tenner of Monticello.

Siblings-Breatha Sanders and Eunice Jean Williams both of Chicago, IL., Earline Mitchell of Wheeling, IL., Julius Sanders and wife Roxie and Pierce Sanders and wife Helen all of Wilmar.

A host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were June 26 at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church in Wilmar with Rev. Shay Gillespie officiating.  Burial was in Wilmar Cemetery by Hammon Funeral Home.

Vivian Lucille "Pete" Stanley

Vivian Lucille "Pete" Stanley, age 80, died June 24, 2014, at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Little Rock.  She was born August 13, 1933, a daughter of the late Steve and Ada York in Johnsville.

She was a member of the Royal Grand Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and a retired Supervisor and Union Stewart for Potlatch.

She was preceded in death by three sons:  Curtis, Larry, and Leonard Harris; one daughter, Debra Sue Jackson Smith.

She is survived by her husband, James W. Standley; her children Robert Harrris (Essie) of Warren, Raymond Harris (Sandra) of Little Rock, Gloria Gant (Paul), Sandra Jackson, Chanel Hooper, Santoney Vaughn, all of Warren; and Cynthia Thomas (Ken) of Crossett.  She is also survived by three children she raised:  Roy Vaughn, Melony Stokes (Darryl), and Ryan Jackson, all of Little Rock; one brother, Douglas York of Warren; and 30 grandchildren, 39 great grand children, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 28, at St. James AME Church in Warren.  Rev. Kent Broughton, Rev. Jessie Washington, Rev. Barry Spencer, Rev. James Hooper officiated the service.  Burial was in Palestine Cemetery by Hammons Funeral Home.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Geneva Lephiew Dison

Geneva Lephiew Dison, 84, of Fairfield Bay, AR, formally of Warren, AR., died Sunday June 29. She was born June 26, 1930 to the late Robert and Eva Gough Lephiew in Warren, AR. She spent her life as a homemaker and enjoyed doing search words, good singing and her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Dison. She is survived by her son David Dison of El Dorado, daugthers Lois Lewis of Stamps and Sue Shannon of Fairfield Bay; grandchildren Charles Slaughter, Brandon Slaughter, Shane Lewis, Wesley Lewis, Joe Dison, Stacy King and Corey Turner. Geneva is also survived by six great-grandchildren and many family and friends. Visitation Tuesday July 1, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Frazer Funeral Home in Warren, AR. Funeral services Wednesday, July 2, at 10 am Frazer’s Chapel with Brother John Carrey Officiating. Burial in Garrison Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Thomas Ray Lephiew, Lance King, Roger Dale Lephiew, Steven Lephiew, Roy Douglas Lephiew and Calvin Ray Lephiew. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Floyd Wayne Adcock


Floyd Wayne Adcock age 77 of White Hall, AR died Tuesday, June 24th at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center.  He was born December 9th, 1936 in Warren, AR a son of the late Floyd Lee Adcock and Jessie Reppond Adcock.  He was a retired employee of Gaylord Paper Company with 36 years of experience and a Baptist.  He loved to fish and deer hunt with his friends in the Herbine Hunting Club in Herbine, AR.   Also preceded him in death was his sister Mary Sue Adcock Sharp.

Survivors include his wife Patsy King Adcock whom he married June 28th, 1957 in Warren, AR.   2 daughters Patti Corley and spouse Doug, Redfield, AR and Mary Helen Ellis, Mountain View, AR.  A brother Travis Adcock and spouse Judy, Warren, AR.   7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services 10:00AM Friday, June 27th at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in McFarland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.  Visitation 9:00AM till service time on Friday, June 27th at Frazer’s. Online Guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Martha Jane Sorrels

Martha Jane Sorrels, age 85, of Atlanta, Georgia, died Sunday, June 15, at Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. Born March 12, 1929, she was the daughter of Villie Virginia Stedman and Robert Green Stedman. She was a graduate of Warren High School and Capital City Business College, and was a longtime employee of Union National Bank in Little Rock. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, where she had lived the last fourteen years of her life. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Cherri Sorrels, of Atlanta; a brother, Willis Stedman; a sister Joyce Bryant; and a great nephiew, Joseph Bryant. She is survived by two nephiews: Dr. Donnie Bryant of Warren and Bob Bryant of Camden; 2 great nieces: Julie Bryant Branch and Megan Bryant; 3 great nephiews: Jonathan Bryant, Lee Bryant and Zach Bryant. A joint memorial service was held at Saline Baptist Church for both Martha and her daughter Cherri, at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Wayne Griffin was the speaker. Marilyn Riley was pianist. Burial was in Adams-Singer Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to: Saline Baptist Church, 807 Highway 8 South, Hermitage, AR 71647. Online guest register HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Harold Mack Raymer


Harold Mack Raymer, age 89, of New Edinburg, AR., died Saturday June 21, at Bradley County Medical Center. Born January 18, 1925 in Galena, KS. a son of the late Mack Lee Raymer and Ruth Carraway Raymer he was a retired cattle rancher, member First United Methodist Church in Warren, AR. and a World War II Army veteran. Also, preceding him in death was a spouse Mary Sue Waldrop Raymer who died October 28, 2005, sisters Florence Clanton and Faye Black.

Survivors are his wife Peggy Ferguson Murrell Raymer; 3 sons Glynn Raymer and spouse Shirley, Garland, TX., Bob Raymer and spouse Marilyn, Sherwood, AR., Paul Raymer and spouse Cathy, Milner, GA. 2 step daughters Dana Murrell Moseley and spouse David, Russellville, AR. and Ruth Ann Murrell Williams, Conway, AR. 2 sisters Norma Frey, Many, LA. and Verna Stovall, Jackson, MO. 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services 10:00 a.m. Tuesday June 24, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Shady Grove Cemetery near New Edinburg by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday June 23, at Frazer’s. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Monday, June 16, 2014

John Douglas Wheeler


John Douglas Wheeler, 66, of Walnut Hill, FL passed away May 28, 2014 in Pensacola, FL. from bone cancer after having a successful kidney transplant in September 2012. John was born on February 27, 1948 in Warren, Arkansas and was of the Baptist Faith. His parents, Douglas Ray Wheeler and Frances Powell-Wheeler of Warren, AR preceded him in death.
 He worked in Warren for the Police Department, Ambulance Service and was a Volunteer Firefighter.  Later he became an Arkansas State Trooper. He served in the US Navy and retired with 20 years of service as a 1st Class Petty Officer. He worked as a Nuclear Med Tech Security Force Officer.
 In Florida he worked as the Deputy Fire Chief for the Bellview, FL VFD, an IT Tech Smart Cop who successfully developed 800 radio communications for the Pensacola Junior College Police Dept. and the Gulf Breeze, FL Police Dept. John later retired from the State of Florida Dept. of Financial Services as a Workman’s Compensation Investigator.
 Survivors include a daughter, Amy Ruth Wheeler of Pensacola, FL, two sisters, Donna Raines (Marlin) and Nancy Jones (Calvin) and one brother, Jimmy Wheeler, all of Warren, AR; a nephew, Rev. Eddie Raines (Jodi) of Warren, AR; three Nieces, Sarah Valentine (Matt) of Warren, AR, Michelle Johnson (Pete) of McGehee, AR and DeAnna Dillon (Sean) of Conway, AR; Great Nephews and Nieces, Alex, Andrew, Abby, Amelia, Kelsie, Raven, and M.J.,  all of Warren, AR and Aidyn and Zoey of Conway, AR. The family also wishes to acknowledge and thank a very special friend to John, Paul Ferguson of Walnut Hill, FL. Paul was a friend and caregiver for many years.
Visitation was Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 11:00-12:00 at Eastern Gate Funeral Home in Pensacola FL.  The funeral service followed at 12 noon. Pastor Hazel Godwin from Pine Forest Pentecostal Church, Pensacola, FL and Rev Eddie Raines from Victory Baptist Church in Hampton, AR officiated.  Interment was at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens. Memorials can be made to the Bradley County Veteran’s Museum, 210 N Main, Warren, AR or Shands Hospital Kidney Foundation C/O UF Health Office of Development, P.O. Box 100386, Gainesville, FL 32610.