Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dorothy Marie Simmons Doggett


Dorothy Marie Simmons Doggett age 93, of Prattville, Alabama formerly of Warren, AR died Monday, May 18th at her home.  She was born October 10th, 1921 in Cleveland County, AR, a daughter of the late Joseph Edward Simmons and Callie Rosetta Williams Simmons.  She was a homemaker, a Free Will Baptist and loved to be with her kids and grandkids.  She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Elder Doggett, whom she married October 9th, 1937 and he died July 30th, 1980. Also proceeding her were brothers Lester Simmons, Herbert Simmons and Sisters, Erla Faulkner, Lois Carmicle and Edna Ashcraft.

Survivors include a son Ken Doggett and spouse JoAnn, Batesville, AR and 2 daughters Linda Harvey and spouse George, Phoenix, AZ and Lisa Young and spouse Mike, Prattville, Ala.  7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren 1 great-great grandchild.

Funeral services 4:00PM Friday May 22nd at Pleasant Valley Church.  Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 2:30PM till service time Friday, May 22nd at Pleasant Valley Church. Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Curley Russell, Jr

Curley Russell, Jr., 80, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away at Blue River Rehabilitation Center on May 13, 2015. He was born July 18, 1934 to Curley Russell, Sr. and Lillie Mae (Smith) Russell, in Warren, Arkansas. His parents preceded him in death. Curley received his education in Warren, Arkansas and later served in the United States Army. He was employed by Armour Food from which he retired in 1983. Curley was united in marriage to Ms. Edna Clayton He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He is survived by: his wife, Edna; son, Stafford; daughters, Stephanie and Brenda (Thomas); six brothers, Clarence, John, Howard (Essie), Paul, James and Robert; four sisters, Ida Mae (Clyde), Georgia (Joe), Irma (Donald) and Linda (Craig); five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Private disposition. Services conducted by Duane E. Harvey Funeral Directors. Condolences may be shared on our website.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Nancy C. Garth Myers

Nancy C. Garth Myers, age 84 of Hamburg, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. She was born May 7, 1931 in Des Arc, AR to the late Robert Garth and Clarice Cochran Garth Wallace.

She was homemaker and member of the Pleasant Grove Freewill Baptist Church where she served as church secretary for 40 years. Nancy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother always putting others first. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Garland “Buddy” Myers, a son Roger Myers; her stepfather, Robert Wallace; a brother, Grant Garth; and a sister, Bobbie Westbrook.

Survivors include a grandson, Grant Myers and wife Kelly of Monticello; three granddaughters, Wendy Hodges and husband Andy of Arkadelphia, Tyanna Grant and husband Michael of Monticello and Ashley Myers also of Monticello; a daughter-in-law, Karen Myers of Monticello; three brothers, Tommy Wallace and wife Mary of Benton, Mike Wallace and wife Judy of Benton and Sherman Wallace of Point Cedar; a sister, Shirley Miller and husband R.K. of Surprise, Arizona; eight great-grandchildren, Alan, Holly, Karson, Chloe, Claire, Kenley, Peyton and Jaxon; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with burial in Lone Sassafras Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com

Vera West Freer Wagnon

Vera West Freer Wagnon age 97, of Warren, AR died Tuesday, May 19th at Bradley County Medical Center in Warren, AR. She was born June 13th, 1917 in Bradley County, AR a daughter of the late Ervin West and Bessie Wright West. She was a Proverbs 31 woman, providing care and praying for family, friends and her community.   She is a founding charter member of First Free Will Baptist Church and a homemaker. Also preceding her in death was her former husbands Charles William Freer who she married July 3rd, 1937 and he died August 21st, 1972, and husband Floyd Wagnon whom she married May 16th 1980 and he died January 13th, 1987; a son-in-law Billy Sinclair, a grandson, Tommy Gardner, brothers Earnest West, Russell West, Vernon West, Louie West, Slick West, Vester West and Pete West, and sister Nona Pullin.

Survivors include her daughters Barbara Sue Gardner and spouse J E Gardner and Patricia Ann Sinclair, all of Warren, AR, a sister Mary Reddin, Camden, AR,  a brother Billy Gene West and spouse Wanda, Warren, AR, 3 grandchildren, Debra Jackson, Shaun Sinclair, Sonya Williams,  8 Great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

 Funeral services will be 10:00AM Thursday, May 21st at Frazer’s Chapel.  Burial in Willoughby Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Wednesday, May 20th at Frazer’s Funeral Home.
Online Guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Franklin Stanley

Franklin Stanley age 74, of Hermitage, AR died Monday, May 18th at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.  He was born October 20th, 1940 in Bradley County, AR a son of the late Grady Stanley and Ruth Colvin Stanley.  He was a farmer and worked in forestry, a member of the Moro Bay Baptist Church and a graduate of the Hermitage Public School system.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved playing music with his friends.  He was preceded in death by a son, Sherry Layne Stanley, brothers Durell Stanley and Kenneth Stanley.  Sisters Mayselle Rainey, Ethel Pope and Lenora Castellow.


Surviving is his wife Kathy Whitehead Stanley, Hermitage, AR.  A son Kerry Stanley, Hermitage, AR. A brother Ray Stanley and spouse Evanelle, Hot Springs, AR.  5 grandchildren Leslie Huitt and spouse Matt, Brandon Stanley, April Bagley and spouse John, Chad Stanley and spouse Leslie and Travis Stanley. 14 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services 10:00AM Friday, May 22nd at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Union Hill Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Thursday, May 21st at Frazer’s.  Online Guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sergeant Bill Watson


Sergeant Bill Watson age 86, of Warren, AR died Saturday, May 16th at the Bradley County Medical Center.  He was born August 17th, 1928 in Conway County, AR a son of the late Conner Watson and Laura Brock Watson.  He was a retired Arkansas State Police Trooper with 36 years of service, serving from F Troop in Warren, he served his country in the United States Marines, he loved to coach boxing to local kids growing up in Warren through the Optimist Club and enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing dominoes. He was also a member of the Walnut Street Church of Christ.  Also preceding him in death was his wife Ruth Watson, whom he married March 28th, 1948 and she died June 30, 2005 and a sister Lorrain Plant.

Surviving is a son Don Watson and spouse Patsy, Warren, AR and a daughter Donna Ragar and spouse Jim, Bentonville, AR.
3 grandchildren Larry Watson, Tony Ragar and Trent Ragar. 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services 2:00PM Tuesday, May 19th at Frazer’s Chapel. Visitation 6PM till 8PM Monday, May18th at Frazer’s. Burial in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.  Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Monday, May 11, 2015

Lois Ann Raines


Lois Ann Raines, age 69, of Warren, AR, died Saturday May 9, at Highland Nursing Home in Heber Springs, AR. Born May 8, 1946 in Warren, AR, a daughter of the late Tony M Raines and Hazel York Raines she was a retired school teacher and member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors are 4 brothers James Ray Raines and spouse Ann, North Little Rock, AR, Marlin Raines and spouse Donna, Warren, AR, Wayne Raines and spouse Shirley, Springhill, LA, Daniel Raines and spouse Teddie Faye, Russellville, AR. 1 sister Ellen Courtney and spouse Jim, Greenbriar, AR. Sister in law Audrey Raines, Bee Branch. A brother Carthel Raines preceded her in death.

Funeral services 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May 13, Frazer’s Chapel. Burial Union Hill Cemetery at Ingalls by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 1:00 p.m. until service time Wednesday May 13, at Frazer’s. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Deborah Ann McRae

Deborah Ann McRae, 62, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, formerly of Warren, died Monday, April 27, 2015 at Vista Medical Hospital East in Waukegan, Illinois.

Born June 7, 1952, she was a daughter of the late Garland Sr. and Helen Murphy McRae.

She was a member of Love Tabernacle Church in Milwaukee, WI., where she served as financial secretary.  Sh was a 1970 graduate of Warren High School.

She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Mark A. Belcher, brothers Dwight S. and Garland, Jr. and a sister Gloria D. Belcher.

Survivors:
Her siblings-Mary Maxine McRae of Fresno, CA., Wanda Sue Jordan of Warren, Elaine Simpson and husband Lee of Crossett and Jarvis McRae and wife LuRuth of Harvey, Louisiana
Uncles - Robert McRae of Hemet, CA. and Willie McRae of Compton, CA.

Funeral services were May 6 at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in Warren with Rev. Eddie Hampton Sr. officiating.  Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery by Hammons Funeral Home of Warren.

Kenny Bob Jones

Kenny Bob Jones age 54 of Warren, AR died Saturday, May 9th at the Bradley County Medical Center. He was born November 11th, 1960 in Warren, AR, a son of the late Louis Wilson Jones Jr. and Billie Katherine Curry Jones. He was employed with United Parcel Service with 27 years of service in airline maintance and a UPS teamster’s union member local #2727, a Baptist and a graduate of South Arkansas University in Camden, AR.  He was also preceded in death by a former spouse Donna Elizabeth Jones.

Surviving is a son, Mathew H. Jones, Jersey, AR and daughters, Jessica Jones, Warren, AR and Lauryn Jones of Texas.  2 grandchildren Kaiser Jones and Karter Jones Young.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Vadis Hargis Perkins


Vadis Hargis Perkins

February 21, 1951 ~ May 7, 2015

Ocean Springs, MS

"I believe there are angels among us,

Sent down to us, from somewhere up above.

They come to you and me, in our darkest hours,

To show us how to live, to teach us how to give,

To guide us with the light of love."

The group Alabama recorded the song from which those lyrics come in 1993 and it has been covered many times by many artists since. Little could any of them have known they were singing about Vadis Perkins.

But they most assuredly were.

One of God's most precious angels, Vadis spread her wings and flew to rejoin His flock on May 7, 2015, after a lifetime of love and laughter, teaching and giving. She leaves behind an unconquerable spirit which will forever grace the lives of all those God gifted with her presence and who will miss her and think of her often.

Surely she is now soaring through the heavens with her own angel, Michele, who gained her wings earlier this very year.

Vadis Jean Hargis arrived on this earth on February, 21, 1951 in Warren, Arkansas - the oldest child of Bob and Betty Hargis. From an early age, inspired by a beloved teacher at Warren High School, Vadis knew she wanted to teach, to impact young lives.

And impact them she did. After graduating from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Vadis began her career in Dermott, Arkansas in 1973. For the next 35 years, she taught English in Dermott and at St. Martin High School in Ocean Springs, educating and inspiring generations of young minds.

In the days since the news of her passing, dozens of messages have been received by the family and through social media from grieving former students - some who had not seen Vadis in more than 30 years - expressing not only their sadness, but gratitude for all she had done for them.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mary Varnice Johnson


Mary Varnice Johnson age 84, of Hermitage, AR died Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at the Medical Center of South AR in El Dorado. AR.  She was born December 16th, 1930 in Vick, AR a daughter of the late Claude Smith and Jewell Sharp Smith.  She was a retired employee with Armstrong hardwood flooring and a housewife.  She was a member of the Marsden Baptist Church and a 1950 graduate of the Hermitage Public School System and the widow of Gorman Lamar Johnson who died April 2, 2011.

Survivors are 2 daughters Becky Johnson, Hermitage, AR, Pam Johnson, El Dorado, AR. 2 sisters Peggy Abernathy and spouse Bill; Betty Miller all of El Dorado, AR. 1 grandchild Tara Johnson, Shreveport, LA. Brothers Billy Joe Smith and Ronald Smith also preceded her in death.

Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Friday May 8, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Billy Reed and Rev. Hugh Nelson officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Marsden Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Randy York, Ricky Roper, Scott Richardson, Steve Richardson, Bob Cook and Hugh Allen Beasley. Honorary pallbearers were Kelly Cook, Dr. H.L. Frisby, Curtis Blankinship, Jr., Dr. Kerry Pennington and members of Eagle Lake Crossroads Baptist Church. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com


Monday, May 4, 2015

Hester "Doll Baby" Jackson

Hester "Doll Baby" Jackson, 99, of Gardena, CA., formrly of Wilmar, died Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Gardena.

Born March 31, 1916, she was a daughter o the late Marvin and Martha McNeary.

She was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Wilmar until her health began to decline and she relocated to Gardena.

She was also preceded in death by two children, Willie and Madaline.

Survivors:
Daughter-Jessie Harris of Gardena, CA
Sons-Curley Jackson and wife Glenda of Wilmar and Lester Jackson and wife Virginia of Stockdale, TX
Sisters- Rosie and Bennie both of Gardena, CA. and Louise of Lacey
Grandchildren - Marquito, Matthew, Jordn, Roger, Dexter and Rhonda
Nephew-Orval of Compton, CA.
A host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were May 2 at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Wilmar with Rev. Shay Gillespie officiating.  Burial was in Wilmar Cemetery by Hammons Funeral Home of Warren.

Ruth Camille Stege

Ruth Camille Stege, age 89, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, went home to be with her Lord at the Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Hot Springs Village, on Saturday, May 2. She was born December 7, 1925, in Granite City, Illinois, to the late D.O. and Ruth Maxwell Pierce. She was a graduate of Southwest High School in St. Louis, Missouri. She married Earl F. Stege April 27, 1946, in St. Louis. He preceded her in death on October 2, 2009. Camille was a homemaker and was employed for several years in the credit department of Sears Roebuck in San Antonio, TX. At the time of her passing, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Warren. She had also been an active member of churches in St. Louis, San Antonio, Falls Church, VA, Indianapolis, IN, and Lubbock, TX, teaching Sunday School for over 60 years, singing in choirs, and actively participating in and leading the Woman’s Missionary Union. In addition, Camille served as a staff member of several churches. She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Stanley, and husband, Greg, of Hot Springs Village, AR; a son, Stephen Stege, and wife, Rhonda, of Dallas, TX; five grandchildren, Sarah Stanley Henry (Patrick) of Little Rock; Christopher Stege (Kelly) of Cedar Park, TX; David Stanley of Arkadelphia, AR; Ryan Stege (Brooke) of Prosper, TX; and Jonathan Stege of Austin, TX; four great-grandchildren, John Maxwell and Molly Mathis Henry of Little Rock; Kathryn Camille Stege of Prosper, and Stella Noel Stege of Cedar Park, TX; and one sister, Virginia Lawrence of Richmond Hill, GA. Graveside service was 2:00 p.m. Thursday May 7, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Greg Stanley officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were John McClellan, Christopher Stege, Ryan Stege, Jonathan Stege, David Stanley and Patrick Henry. Memorials may be made to the building fund of Coronado Baptist Church, 91 Coronado Dr., Hot Springs Village, AR 71909 or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bert Greer


Bert Greer, age 74, of Hermitage, AR, died Wednesday April 29, at John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado, AR. Born April 26, 1941 in Kings Mountain, KY, a son of the late George Albert Greer and Rosetta Pullum Greer he was a retired logger.

Survivors are 2 sons Eric Greer and spouse Laura, Warren, AR, and Wayne Greer of Kentucky. 1 daughter Tammy Lane of Kentucky. 2 brothers Herman Greer and Marvin Greer both of Kentucky. 2 sisters Gladys Clarkson and Lorain Napier both of Kentucky. 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Ethel Irene.

Graveside service 2:00 p.m. Monday May 4, at Marsden Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday May 3, at Frazer’s. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Clara Mae Harrod York


Clara Mae Harrod York, age 91, of Clarendon, AR, died Wednesday April 29, at her home. Born October 14, 1923 at Ingalls, AR, a daughter of the late Simmie Edward Harrod and Hattie Rabun Harrod she was a homemaker, member of Clarendon Missionary Baptist Church and the widow of Joseph Nelson York who died April 19, 2002. They were united in marriage August 1, 1942.

Survivors are 2 sons Joseph E. York, Roe, AR, Earnest R. York, Trinity, TX. 1 daughter Ann Hall, Ridgeland, MS. 1 brother Rudolph Harrod, Emmett, AR. 2 sisters Lorene Vail, Little Rock, AR, Patricia Mayfield, Cabot, AR. 4 grandchildren Shane York, Christie York, Tammy Schlotzhauer, Billy Hall, Jr. 7 great-grandchildren. Also, preceding her in death were brothers; George Harrod, Narvill Harrod; sisters Lucille Hicks, Alice Mulligan, Louise Doggett.

Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 2, at Union Hill Baptist Church in Ingalls, AR. Burial Union Hill Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday May 1, at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred Bradley County Veterans Museum or Clarendon Missionary Baptist Church. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Donny Chris Walker


Donny Chris Walker age 62, of Hermitage, AR died Monday April 27th at the Baptist Hospital, Little Rock, AR.  He was born January 7th, 1953 in Osceola, AR; a son of the late Bobby Walker and Virginia Howell Walker. He was a retired principal and teacher with the Hermitage Public Schools for 22 plus years, teaching grades K thru 12 and then in administration.  He was a member of the Church of Christ, a graduate of the Osceola Public Schools and earned his Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.  He was also preceded in death by a brother Billy Walker.

Surviving is his wife Bonnie Winters Walker, whom he married April 20, 1982.  2 sons, Brian Gregory and spouse Staci, Hermitage, AR and Kelly Gregory and spouse Jennifer, Cabot, AR.  A brother Johnny Walker, Osceola, AR; and 2 sisters Sherry Perkins and Crystal Hudson both of Osceola, AR. 4 grandchildren Reagan Gregory, Brett Gregory, Max Gregory and Mason Gregory.


Funeral services were 10:00AM Saturday, May 2nd at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Daniel Haigwood officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Teddy Ayers, Houston Blankenship, Billy Ray Corker, Clyde Yarbrough, Joe Winters and Clayton Winters.   HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Faye Reynolds Thornton


       Faye Reynolds Thornton, age 82, of Hermitage, AR, died Tuesday April 28, at Chapel Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation in Warren, AR. Born March 25, 1933 in Bradley County, AR, a daughter of the late Malvern Reynolds and Laura Hollingsworth Reynolds she was retired from the Arkansas Forestry Commission, a former Foster Grandmother in the Hermitage Schools and a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a husband Troy Thornton who died September 23, 1997; daughter Kathy Thornton McNew; brothers John L. “Tut” Reynolds, Edgar Reynolds, Ellis Reynolds, Jerrell Reynolds and a sister Bernice Gates.

         Survivors are One son Ken Thornton and spouse Lenita, Hermitage, AR. One daughter Frieda Heath and spouse Randy, Sheridan, AR. One brother Doyle “Tiny” Reynolds, Hermitage, AR. One sister Laverne Freeman, Hermitage, AR. 5 grandchildren. 11 great-grandchildren.

        Funeral service will be 10:00AM Thursday, April 30th at Frazer’s Chapel.
Burial in Gravelridge Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.
Visitation 6PM till 8PM Wednesday at Frazer’s. Online guest register www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Monday, April 27, 2015

Mary Nell Burt



Mary Nell Burt, age 81, of Warren, AR, went to be with the Lord, Sunday April 26. Born October 9, 1933 in Warren, AR, a daughter of the late Harry Gracell Hogue and Princella Rauls Hogue, she was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse for Dr. George F. Wynne, M.D. and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Warren, AR. Mary Nell was the widow of Franklin Burt who died August 3, 2013. They were united in marriage November 14, 1953. Also, preceding her in death was a son Mark Randal Burt; a granddaughter Amanda Gayle Woodard; and a sister Glenda Carolyn Griffin.

Survivors are one daughter Gina Woodard and spouse Petie, Warren, AR. Four grandchildren Maribeth Gambill and spouse Richard, Perryville, AR, Burt Woodard and spouse Justin Beth, Warren, AR, Randy Burt and spouse Stacia, Conway, AR, Emily Vickers and spouse Ethan, Warren, AR. Six great-grandchildren Will, Reed, Luci, Gabi, Bentley, Sophie.

Graveside service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday April 28, at Willoughby Cemetery near Warren, AR. with Rev. Ricky Rauls and Rev. Richard Gambill officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer's Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Ronny Harton, Brad Griffin, Charles E. Kelley, Renious Harton, Greg Harton and Grady Sloan. Honorary pallbearers were Member of First Freewill Baptist Church, former employees of Frank Burt Logging, Derek Grice, Timmy Sandridge, Mike Harton, James Harton, Steve Lasiter and Terry Harton.  Memorials preferred First Freewill Baptist Church; C/O Randy Nutt; 1007 East Church Street; Warren, AR. 71671. Online guest register HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com"www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Thursday, April 23, 2015

William M. Dyal



William M. Dyal
William M. Dyal, a former president of St. John’s College in Annapolis, Md., and a well-known leader among various ministries in Baptist, U.S. government and international volunteer agencies, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.
He is survived by his wife of more than 64 years, Edie Dyal; three daughters, Kathy Schwab and husband James, Deborah DeMeo and husband Jonathan and Lisa Reese and husband Andrew; nine grandchildren; and brother Terry Alan Dyal of Pahrump, Nev.
Bill was born May 13, 1928, in Austin, Texas. Both he and his wife, the former Edith Colvin of El Dorado, Arkansas, graduated from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, where they first met their freshman year during registration. From Baylor, Bill went to Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky., to study theology and pastoral counseling. Following a rural pastorate in Bagdad, Ky., the Dyals were appointed Baptist missionaries, where they served mainly in Costa Rica and Guatemala. This began their “love affair” with all things Latin American—especially Latinos, according to Bill Dyal. This first international experience expanded their interest into other regions of the world where Bill became recognized for his humanitarian approach to local issues and problems.
After serving seven and a half years as missionaries in Costa Rica, Guatemala and a number of other Latin American countries, Bill worked with the Baptist mission’s agency to train other missionaries. In this capacity he traveled throughout the South American continent. Eventually he joined the Baptist staff of what was known then as the Christian Life Commission, now named the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Dyal’s agenda with the Baptist agency included race relations, war and peace, citizenship and international affairs.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Eunice Turner Parrott


Eunice Turner Parrott age 88 of Warren, AR died Wednesday, April 15th at the Chapel Woods Nursing Home.  She was born May 15th, 1926 in Utica, Miss; a daughter of the late Elmer T. Turner and Myrtle A Lewis Turner.   She was a sales clerk for Ashcraft Dry Goods for over 30 years, a member of First Assembly of God Church and the widow of Milton Parrott whom she married April 24, 1943 in McGehee, AR and he died January 3rd 2010, she was also preceded in death by her son in law Donny Hollingsworth, brothers Joe Turner and John Turner and a sister Margaret York and a ½ sister Willie Graves.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Linda Hollingsworth, Warren, AR; and Diana Hoppers and spouse Phillip, Pine Bluff, AR. A brother Jacob Turner, Naples, FL.  2 sisters Marie Skowronski, Little Rock, AR. and Ruby Holland, Benton, AR. 4 grandchildren, Donald Hollingsworth and spouse Paula, Thomas Hollingsworth, David Hoppers and Todd Hoppers and spouse Kimberly. 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was 10:00AM Saturday, April 18th  at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Jim Bales officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist and soloist was Mary Fierce. Burial was in Union Cemetery at Rye by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Don Hollingsworth, Justin Hollingsworth, Sam Hollingsworth, David Hoppers, Phillip Hoppers, Thomas Harold “Bubba” York and Duane Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Buddy Smith, Thomas Hollingsworth, Todd Hoppers, R.P. Outlaw, W.T. Outlaw, Dale Wolfe, James Tillman, Ralph Reep, Larry Reppond, Doyle Gill, Lloyd Corker, Jack Gambill, Stan Sharp, John Skowronski, Dr. Dichelle George and Larry Mann. Memorials preferred The First Assembly of God Church.  Online guestbook  HYPERLINK "http://www.frazerfuneralhome.com" www.frazerfuneralhome.com