Monday, April 23, 2018

Sherman Lee "BaeBae" Preston, Sr.

Sherman Lee ‘BaeBae’ Preston Sr., 81, of Hampton died Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at his home. Born April 9, 1937, he was a son of the late Jett Lee Preston and Versie Mae Childs Preston.

He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Harrell.  He was employed by Potlatch Corp. for 35 years before retiring.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Lee Rayford, two sons, Donnie J. Preston, Sherman L. Preston Jr., siblings, Charlie Preston, Roy E. Preston, Ruby J. Ford and Velma Henderson.

His children – Bobby R. Preston, Jerry Preston (Ida), Jeanette Cones (Anthony) all of Hampton and Henry Lee Preston of Camden.
Sister – Erma McElroy of Camden
Grandchildren – LaKeisha Preston Walker, Latasha R. Preston both of Hampton, Anna M. Burns of Warren, DeRay J. Preston, Jessica Preston, Derrick J. Preston all of Conway, Ashley S. Preston, and Queshay L. Preston both of Arkadelphia.
12 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were April 21st at Hampton High School Gymnasium with Rev. Arlin Carson officiating.  Burial was in A T Cemetery in Jersey with arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home of Warren.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Max Edward Givens

Max Edward Givens, age 93, of Spring, TX, (formerly of Warren, AR), died Friday, April 20, 2018, at Vitas Hospice in Conroe, TX. He was born January 26, 1925, in Hermitage, AR, a son of the late Jonah Audley Givens and Zettie Kirkley Givens. Max was employed by Potlatch Corporation for 44 years. He loved his country and served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was a member of the Arkansas National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve and retired after 30 years of military service as a Major. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Warren, serving on the Deacon Board, was a longtime chairman of the ushers and served on numerous committees. He was a past president of the Warren Rotary Club where he was a Paul Harris Fellow. Max enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in the yard and displaying his Christmas lights. Also preceding him in death was a spouse Mabel Bryant Givens, two brothers Wayne Givens, John Givens and a sister Mildred Johnson Huitt.
Survivors are his wife Gigi Givens. Two step sons Mark Blackwood and spouse Janie, Jay Blackwood and spouse Sonya all of Houston, TX. Several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service is 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial is in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 9:00 a.m. until service time Tuesday, April 24, at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred to First Baptist Church, 310 South Main St, Warren, AR, 71671. Online guest register 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Rava Frances Caraway Kimbrell

Rava Frances Caraway Kimbrell age 94 of Sherwood, AR died Wednesday, April 18th  at her home.  She was born February 3rd, 1924 in Independence County, AR a daughter of the late Joseph Caraway and Josie Johnson Caraway.  She was a Christian, worked for Walmart and West Brothers Department Store in Little Rock, AR, and was the widow of Cloyce R. Kimbrell whom she married March 1st 1941 and he died November 5th, 2004, also a brother Marshall Kimbrell and a sister Bessie Wright preceded her in death.

 She is survived by a son, Danny Kimbrell and spouse Nancy, Sherwood, AR, and a daughter Donna Crabb and spouse Dennis, Warren, AR. 5 grandchildren Jeff Kimbrell, Brad Kimbrell, Andy Kimbrell, Derek Crabb, Jodie Reynolds. 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

 Graveside services 10:00AM Friday, April 27th at Oakland Cemetery. Burial in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.  Visitation 9:45 till service time on Friday, April 27th at Oakland Cemetery.  Online guestbook

Saturday, April 14, 2018

James Roger Strikland, Jr.

James Rogers Strickland, Jr, age 76, of Deville, LA, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Oak Haven Community Care in Centerpoint, LA. He was born October 22, 1941, in St. George, Bermuda a son of the late James Rogers Strickland, Sr, and Muriel Bennett Strickland. Also preceding him in death was a sister Sharon Dawson. James was a retired heavy equipment operator and member of Calvary Presbyterian Church.
Survivors are his wife Linda Lu Mann Outlaw Strickland whom he married December 24, 1984. One son James Ray Strickland of Conroe, TX. Two step sons Keith Outlaw and Jerry Outlaw both of Sumpter, AR. Two step daughters Lisa Outlaw Lasyone of Deville, LA, and Lori Collier of Bossier City, LA. Two aunts Lois Saye of Baton Rouge, LA, and Vera Strickland of Nahunta, GA. Ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A host of nieces, nephews and cousins, including a special niece Kimberly McQuhae. A sister in law Maggie Daughenbaugh and spouse Al of Houston, TX.
Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Johnsville, AR, with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Paige Grider was pianist, Gifford Godfrey and Ron Bethea were guitarist and soloist were Linda Strickland and Brent Mann. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Steve Paul, Scott Montgomery, Justin Aldy, Clay Lowry, Amadeo Castillo, Ron Bethea and Sonny Bethea. Honorary pallbearers were Gifford Godfrey and Rev. Troy Pritt. Online guest register   

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Benny E. Childs

Benny E. Childs, 77, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.  Born November 5, 1940, he was a son of the late Edward and Lula Childs.

He was born in Banks, AR., he later relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he worked and raised his family for over 40 years and after his retirement moved to Pine Bluff, AR.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jessie Childs.

His wife – Mary Childs of Pine Bluff
Children – Brian (Tracy), Cicely all of Milwaukee, WI. and LaDell Clifton (Patti) of Wesley Chapel, FL.
Grandchildren – Brandon Childs of Milwaukee, Trisha, Terrica and Jamie
Siblings – Angeline Adams (Moses), Aserene Smith, Mae Henry (Johnny), Marnetta Watson (Edward) and Margaret McFarland (Willie)
Three great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be Thursday, April 5th at 1:00 P.M. at West Central Church of Christ in Warren. Burial in Childs Cemetery in Banks with arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home of Warren.

Tommie Jean Pickett

Tommie Jean Pickett, 73, of Banks, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at her home. Born November 2, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Gladys Collins.

She confessed Christ at an early age at First Baptist Church in Banks. She was a loving lady who enjoyed fishing, talking and caring for other people.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sammy Pickett, siblings, Rickey Collins, Terry Collins, Willie Pearl Tatum and Rosie Lee Collins.

Her siblings – Bobbie Sue Childs, Alice Collins both of Banks; Marvin Collins and Tommy Collins both of Las Vegas, NV.
Stepson – Ralph Pickett Lovett (Bernice) of Warren
A host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were April 9, 2018 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Banks with Rev. Arlin Carson officiating. Burial was in Childs Cemetery in Banks with arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home of Warren.

James Morgan

James Morgan, 94, of Warren, died Monday, March 5, 2018 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.  Born March 11, 1923, he was a son of the late John and Sentenual Morgan.

Being the eldest of 8 siblings, he quit school at a young age and worked his entire life as a laborer at the Bradley Mill and Bradley County Road Department. He was a member of St. Paul AME Church in Warren, serving as a steward. He loved mowing yards, driving his tractor, helping anyone in need and collecting cans.

He was also preceded in death by 7 siblings, Clifton 'Mal', Evelyn, Lula, Virginia, Lizzie, Hattie and Maggie; a daughter, Rita Rene.

His wife of 72 years - Syble Price Morgan of Warren
His children - James K. Morgan of Vallejo, CA., Burnette Morgan, Deborah Morgan, Paula Morgan all of Warren and Pamela Morgan of Pineville, LA.
Nine grandchildren - Karen, Lawanaka, Kenneth James, Patrice, Jamilah, Safiyah, Rene Christina, Natalie and Taylor
Ten great grandchildren - Jasmine, Jaquon, Cory, Dasmin, Leila, Janelle, Abreanna, Allen III, Ashley and Allie
A host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were March 9, 2018 at St. Paul Cemetery in Warren with Rev. Nelson Spencer officiating and arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home of Warren.

Bobby Gene Davis

Bobby Gene Davis, age 87, of Warren, AR, died Tuesday, April 10, at Timberlane Health and Rehab. in El Dorado, AR. He was born January 14, 1931, in Warren, AR, the son of the late Bernie Davis and Mary Etta Ferrand Davis. Bob was an Air Force veteran, the retired owner operator of Davis Wrecking Yard and a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church. Also preceding him in death was his wife of sixty-four years Gerda Trampel Davis who died March 15, 2018, an infant daughter Marie Catherine Davis and a son in law Richard Stringer.
Survivors are two sons Mark Davis and spouse Rose of Pine Bluff, AR, Brad “B.J.” Davis and spouse Sharon of Warren, AR. Two daughters Lisa Stringer of Mandeville, LA, and Joni McGaha of El Dorado, AR. Six grandchildren Circe Bridges, Hannah McGaha, Jason Davis, Jared Davis, Roy Hamilton, and Jennifer Bradley. Nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 13, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Linda Barrett was organit. Burial with flag presentation was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Jason Davis, Jeff Childress, Roy Hamilton, Phillip Lasiter, Danny Joe Young, and David Miller. Memorials preferred to Bradley County Veterans Museum, 210 North Main Street, Warren, AR, 71671. Online guest register

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

John Willie Middleton

In His infinite wisdom the Lord called from labor to rest His servant, John Willie Middleton. John completed his exemplary journey through life on April 6, 2018. He slept peacefully away with his family by his side. He was born to the late Louis and Geneva Murchison Middleton in Curtis, AR on July 26, 1929.

He graduated from Peake High School, Arkadelphia, AR. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas Mechanical and Normal College (AM&N, now University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff). John further studied at Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA and he completed several correspondence courses from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

John was an educator and basketball coach in Monticello and Warren. He began his career as a teacher at Drew High School, Monticello, AR.   After a brief stint in the classroom John was called to serve proudly in the US Army during the Korean War. While in service he attained the rank of sergeant. Upon completion of his military duty John returned to the classroom at Drew Schools where his highly successful basketball coaching career began. He was later hired to coach and teach at Bradley County High School, Warren, AR. John won basketball championships at Drew and Bradley County. John was truly admired and respected by his peers especially in south Arkansas.

After several years in Warren John returned to teach and coach in the Monticello Public Schools where he taught thousands of students. He was described as being a concerned, dedicated, well prepared and committed teacher. He created a calm learning classroom environment which abode well with his students.   John was a very methodical and outstanding teacher. His love for students extended far beyond his classroom duties. He touched and made the difference in many other lives.

John's teaching abilities were not confined just to the classroom. He was a member of Pilgrim Rest AME church where he taught several Church school classes throughout the years. He also served on the trustee board as well as any capacity the pastor assigned him. He was a faithful worker always with a smile.

John was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to garden, fish and hunt.

John was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Mattie Harris Flentroy Middleton, a son, John Fredrick Middleton, three sisters, Louise Middleton Harris, Bobbie Middleton House, and Vernell Middleton Boozer.

John Middleton was a devoted husband and father and leaves a loving wife, Earlene Washington Watson Middleton, two daughters, Cynthia Middleton Lee Ashby (Steve), Shevetia Watson, a son, Donald H. Flentroy (Alberta), a grandson, Ray Charles Lee of Atlanta, GA, two grand-daughters, Tridena Feaster of Springdale, AR and Naomi Ashby of St. Louis, MO, a great grand-daughter, Kennedy Fuller of Fayetteville, AR, a sister, Leanna Willis of Little Rock, AR a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, loved ones, and friends. 

Celebration of Life for Mr. John Willie Middleton will be Wednesday 11:00a.m. at Pilgrim Rest AME Church with Rev. Johnny Harris Officiating Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Monticello

Family Hour /Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m. at Pilgrim Rest AME Church

Monday, April 9, 2018

Dr. Robert J. Baker

Robert James Baker passed away Friday, March 30, 2018, at his home in Lubbock, Texas. He was born April 8, 1942, to James Simeon Baker and Laura Cooper Baker in Warren.  His father was killed in action during WWII, and his mother married Theron Herring, resulting in Robert growing up with six siblings. Robert graduated from Warren High School in 1960, attended Ouachita Baptist University on a track and football scholarship, and received his B.S. from Arkansas A&M College, Monticello in 1963. He later received a Master of Science degree from Oklahoma State University and a PhD from the University of Arizona.  Robert joined the faculty at Texas Tech University in 1967, where he spent 48 years in the Department of Biological Sciences. He was recognized as a distinguished teacher and research scientist by Texas Tech and several professional scientific organizations.  He was the recipient of the University of Arkansas, Monticello Distinguished Alumnus in 1981.  Robert was active in many scientific societies, including serving as president of the American Society of Mammalogists, Southwestern Association of Naturalists, and Texas Society of Mammalogists. In 1979, Robert received the Paul Whitfield Horn Professorship, which is Texas Tech's highest award for a faculty member. Beginning in the 1990s, he helped lead a team of scientists researching the effects of radiation on plants and wildlife surrounding the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear meltdown.  Robert was known nationally and internationally for his scholarship, research productivity, and education of graduate students.  During his career at Texas Tech, he mentored 98 students to completion of Master's and PhD degrees. He also impacted the lives of hundreds of undergraduate students, especially through the non-majors biology course for which he is fondly remembered by many.  Robert also was the founder and Director of the Natural Science Research Laboratory of the Museum of Texas Tech University, a position he occupied from 1976 until his retirement in 2015. Robert was passionate about education, waterfowl and pheasant hunting, raising golden retrievers, and ranching.

Robert was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, and by his son, Robert Kyle Baker.  He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Laura Kyle Baker, daughter April Baker-Padilla and husband Michael Padilla, and grandchildren Jason Baker and Faith Padilla, all of Lubbock, Texas. He is also survived by two brothers, Randall (Rhonda) Herring of Warren and Rex Herring of Canon City, Colorado, and by four sisters, Regina (David) Stedman of Magnolia, Rose (Duane) Gantz of Benton, Ruth (Roger) Lephiew of Warren, and Retha (Eldon) Sawyer of Monticello, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at Zapata Funeral Home, Spur, Texas, with a graveside service at Afton Cemetery, Afton, Texas, on April 3, 2018.  A memorial is planned for a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Natural Science Research Laboratory Fund for Excellence, Texas Tech, to the Bobby Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund, or by planting a tree in remembrance of Robert's own enthusiasm for tree-planting.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Barbara Ann Harrod

Barbara Ann Harrod, age 83, of Lonoke, AR died Friday, April 6 at Lonoke Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born October 30, 1934 in Mellwood, AR a daughter of the late Eulis Eric Smith and Mattie Elizabeth Campbell Smith. Also, preceding her in death was her husband Fred Harrod, Sr. whom she married on February 21, 1953. One son Fred Harrod, Jr., two daughters Ramona Harrod and Cynthia Smith, two brothers Gordan Smith and Chuck Smith and two sisters Betty Lindsey and Shirley Springfield.

She is survived by three grandchildren Amanda Lingo(Greg), of Lonoke, Andrea Kinchen of Little Rock and Trey Harrod (Nicole) of White Hall. One daughter-in-law Anita Harrod of Hampton, two sisters Jean Strode of Memphis and Charlotte Dodson of Searcy, five great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial service was held on Tuesday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Frazer’s Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Ballard presiding. Honorary pallbearers were Trey Harrod, Greg Lingo, Keith Lingo, Grant Lingo and Gunner Lingo. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Online guestbook 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Patsy Bridges Wray

Patsy Jenelle Bridges Wray, 79, of Hot Springs passed away Monday March 5, 2018 after a long bout with Alzheimer’s Disease.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Bill Wray, son; Larry Wray, and sister Brenda Matthews.

Patsy was born in Arkadelphia, AR but was raised in Warren, AR where she was crowned Miss Pink Tomato. She attended William Woods College, Hendrix College and Henderson State University where she graduated. She enjoyed a successful career as a school teacher and was honored when she was named teacher of the year in Texas. Patsy was a lover of recipes, reading, and spending time at the family cabin in Creede, CO.

She loved her friends and family with a passion and will be missed by many.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Dale Hamilton

Dale Hamilton age 59 of Warren, AR died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at his home in Warren, AR.  Dale was a truck driver, AKA “Gear Jammer” as he was known by his many trucking friends, he was a proud and loving father, his kids were his pride and joy and he loved them dearly.  Dale relished small talk with his friends and he could talk to anyone he met.  Dale was born in Warren, February 27th, 1959, a son of the late Robert Lee Hamilton and Betty Louise Nichols Hamilton. He was a truck driver, attended Antioch Baptist Church in Hampton, AR and attended Warren Public Schools.  Also preceding him in death are brothers, Jerry Hamilton and George Calvin Hamilton, sisters Martha Hardy, Carolyn Adair and Margaret Ann Hamilton.

 He is survived by a son, Roy Hamilton and spouse Shelli, Pine Bluff, AR.  3 daughters Jennifer Hamilton Bradley of Benton, AR and Brianna Hamilton Forrest and spouse Brandon, Rye, AR and Tiffany Hamilton Harper and spouse Dustan, Hampton, AR.  A brother Marty Hardy, Subiaco, AR and Tracy Hamilton, Rison, AR. Sisters Linda Hamilton, Warren, AR and Mary Bray, both of Warren, AR.  2 grandchildren Saylor Bradley and Ace Bradley both of Benton, AR.

Funeral services 2:00 pm Friday, April 6th at Frazer’s Chapel.  Burial in Union Cemetery at Rye by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6:00pm till 8:00pm Thursday, April 5th at Frazer’s Chapel. Online guestbook

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Edward Wayne O'Neill

Edward Wayne O’Neill age 79, of Warren, AR died Wednesday, April 4th, at St. Vincent’s Infirmary in Little Rock, AR.  He was born September 1st, 1938 in Warren, AR a son of the late Morgan O’Neill, SR. and Grace Pennington O’Neill.  He was a member of the Church Of Christ, a 1956 Warren High School graduate and a self-taught Artist growing up in the Warren Art Company and went on to start his own company named Pines Art & Sign Service.  He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Gary O’Neill and Morgan O’Neill, Jr.

He is survived by a sister Joyce O’Neill, Warren, AR and a sister-n-law Regina O’Neill of Warren, AR.  A nephew Rickey O’Neill and spouse Anne, Warren, AR and their children, Andrew, Thomas, Victoria and Richard O’Neill III. A niece Melissa Wilson and spouse Jason, Sumpter, AR and their children Drake and Mallory.  Two step-nephews Shane and Tracy Jackson.

Funeral service was 2:00PM Monday, April 9th at Frazer’s Chapel with Joe Calvert officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Rickey O’Neill, Richard O’Neill, III, Jason Wilson, Gene Calvert, Dean Calvert, and Johnny Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were James Pennington, John Berry, Dr. Keith Bennette, Dr. Joe H. Wharton, Marshall Baughn, Royce Morgan, Larry Reaves, Howard Calvert, Jimmy Smith, Greg Harton, Ed Lain, and Kevin Thornton. Online guestbook

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Harold A. Jones

Harold A. Jones, 64, of Wilmar, died Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. Born September 29, 1953, he was a son of the late Margaret Jones-Ragland and Johnnie Hicks.

He was a member of Greater Shady Grove AME Church in Wilmar. He retired from the military after 30 years of service and from the City of Kansas City, MO. after 20 years of service.

His children – Jeffrey Jones and Kevin Nelson
Siblings – Glenda Blake, Carol Hooper, Theresa Shipp, Phillis Jones and Reginald Brooks.
God-daughter – Jeannise Webb-Nelson
Grandson – Kamari Nelson
A host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 24th at 11:00 A.M. at Greater Shady Grove AME Church in Wilmar with Rev. Marvin Mosby officiating. Burial will be in Wilmar Cemetery with arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home of Warren.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Christine Marshall Terry

Christine Marshall Terry, 99, of Banks, died Sunday, March 11, 2018 at her home.
Born January 20, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Spence and Fannie Marshall.

She was a member of New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Banks. She loved gardening, fishing, sewing, canning and her family.

She was also preceded in death by husbands, Albert Childs, Carl Bunn and Charlie Terry; 8 siblings, G.W. Marshall, Russell Marshall, Willie Marshall, Spence Edward Marshall, Madge Bowie, Lummie Boswell, Margaret Childs and Patsy Childs.

Her siblings – Zula Clark, Francis Marshall and Otis ‘OC’ Marshall (Mary) all of Banks.
4 generations of nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were March 17th at New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Banks with Elder Larry Smith officiating and Elder Berry Huddleston eulogist. Burial was in Childs Cemetery with arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home of Warren.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Kendra Mendez Rochell

Kendra Mendez Rochell, 33, of Little Rock, formerly of Warren, died Sunday, March 25, 2018 in Little Rock.  Born November 25, 1984, he was a son of Kenneth Sr. and Diane Rochell.

He was a member of West Central Church of Christ in Warren. He was a graduate of Warren High School, where he played football for the Lumberjacks, helping to win a State Championship.  He also loved to play basketball and baseball. He attended the UA at Monticello and later moved to Little Rock.  He was an electrician for Mas Tec.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, O.V. and Geraldine Bradley and J.D. and Lillie Rochell.

His parents – Kenneth Sr. and Diane Rochell of Warren
Siblings – Kenneth Rochell Jr. of Chicago, IL., Jaquez Rochell of Little Rock and Vanessa Harrison (James) of Warren
2 nephews – Karsen Bryant of Little Rock and J’Marion Harris of Warren
2 nieces – Bianca Hill and Erika Burrell both of Warren
4 aunts – Verna Moseley, Annie Daniels, Emma Rochell and Marie Spencer
10 uncles – Eisenhower Rochell Sr., Daniel Rochell, Ronnie Rochell, Sherman Rochell, Jamie Rochell Sr., Patrick Rochell Sr., Jimmy Bradley, Jackie Bradley, Lynn Bradley and Glynn Bradley
A host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were March 31st at the Warren Cultural Center with Bro. Jamie Rochell Sr. officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery with arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home of Warren.

Sarah Willene Ozment

Sarah Willene Ozment, age 83, of Banks, AR, died Sunday, April 1, 2018, at her home. She was born May 23, 1934, in Red Level, Alabama a daughter of the late Labe Odom and Ella Colvin Odom. She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, a homemaker who loved sewing, quilting, crocheting, canning, working in her yard, gardening, fishing, camping trips and spending time with her family. She was a caregiver for those in need. Also preceding her in death was her husband Lavelle Ozment who died March 23, 2018, a son Danny Ozment, a brother Jimmy Odom, and sisters Louise Crawford, Erlene Gordon, Barbara Clark, Jean Grigeritz, and Joan Smith.
Survivors are one son Joey Ozment of Banks, AR. Two daughters April Meadows of Banks, AR, and Mary Cargile of New Edinburg, AR. Four grandchildren Jason Reep of New Edinburg, AR, Bobby Ozment of Kingsland, AR, Amber Reep Spears of New Edinburg, AR, and Megan Cargile of New Edinburg, AR. Nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at McFarland Cemetery in Banks, AR, by Frazer’s Funeral Home with Steve Mann officiating. Active pallbearers were Jason Reep, Bobby Ozment, Adam Ayala, Blake Spears, Doyle Ozment, Richard Callison, Clifford Halbrook and Sonny Bowen. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Bradley and Dr. Joe H. Wharton. Online guest register

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thomas Edwin Sanders

Thomas Edwin Sanders, age 92, passed from this life on March 27, 2018, at Arkansas Heart Hospital. A son of Keith Sanders and Davie Leslie Sanders, he was born on December 8, 1925, at Warren, Arkansas.

He is survived by the love of his life, Melba Jeanette Gambill Sanders of Warren, whom he married November 2, 1946; a daughter, Brenda Carol McDougald and husband, Kenneth McDougald; a grand-daughter, Leslie Ann McDougald Stephens and husband Joseph Gentry Stephens; and a great grandson, Gentry Thomas Stephens; all of Warren, Arkansas. He is also survived by one sister, Nan Walker, of Warren, Arkansas, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Bill Sanders and two sisters, Emma Sanders Watson and Peggy Sanders Temple.

He was a veteran of the U. S. Army in World War II. He served in the 102nd Infantry Division, known as the Ozark unit. He served in combat operations from France throughout the European Theater ending in Berlin.

Edwin was a member of the Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. Edwin loved his family and getting together for family meals and holidays. He was known for his “green thumb” and was an avid gardener. Edwin worked as a grocery salesman for over 30 years, traveling throughout most of southeast Arkansas. Friends and relatives knew Edwin to be a kind, patient, honest, and most courteous true Southern gentleman.

Funeral services were at two o’clock, Saturday, March 31, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Burial services immediately followed at Ebenezer Cemetery, located west of Warren by Frazer’s Funeral Home.  Memorials preferred the Bradley County Veterans Museum, 210 N. Main Street, Warren, AR 71671.

Pallbearers were Jim Anders, Johnny Gonzalez, Charlie Gonzalez, Joe Hairston, Chuck McGinty, Gentry Thomas Stephens, Cliff Morgan, and Billy Sanders.

Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Taulbee, Mark Johnson, Glenn Arrowood, Paul Bertrand, Jerrel Stanfield, Kerry Pennington, Jack Gambill, Chuck Cutrer, David Ragar, Joseph Stephens, Don Kundert, Howard Calvert and Vernon Price. Online Guestbook 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Vennie Mathis Stanley

Vennie Mathis Stanley, 93, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.  She was born April 18, 1924, in Wilkes County, NC, to Jones and Kate Thornton Mathis.  She was a graduate of Ronda High School and retired as a long-time employee of the Chatham Country Store in Elkin / Jonesville, NC.

Vennie was an active member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Elkin, for over 60 years.  She served as a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher, director of the Woman’s Missionary Union, and member of the adult choir. 

In addition to her parents, Vennie was preceded in death by her husband, A. Thomas Stanley, and by three brothers and nine sisters.  She is survived by her son, Gregory T. Stanley and wife, Sharon, of Hot Springs Village, AR; a granddaughter, Sarah Henry and husband, Patrick, of Conway, AR, and grandson, David Stanley of Arkadelphia, AR; two greatgrandchildren, Max and Molly Henry; one sister, Myrtle Hayes of Elkin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were 2:00PM Wednesday, March 28th at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Elkin, NC. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 593 Pleasant Hill Dr., Elkin, NC 28621.