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 services 10:00AM Saturday, April 18th  at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Union Cemetery at Rye.  Visitation 6pm till 8pm Friday, April 17th at Frazer’s.  Online guestbook

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Terry Edward Ferguson

Terry Edward Ferguson, age 52, of New Edinburg, AR, died Tuesday April 14, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. Born February 24, 1963 in Columbus, MS, he was a truck driver and member of Saline Baptist Church.

Survivors are 1 son Terry Dane Ferguson, Pflugerville, TX. His mother Adelle Evans Ferguson, New Edinburg, AR. 1 brother Tony Clemons and spouse Eva, Bryan, TX. 1 sister Teressa Brockell, McGehee, AR. 4 aunts Kandi Wells, Florida, Essie Taylor, Kosciusko, MS, Lynn Evans, Cleveland, MS, Johnnie Evans, Warren, AR. Nephew Sam Brockell and niece Hanna Brockell both of McGehee, AR.

To my family and dear friends, in passing, I hold nothing dear but fond memories, of the times spent with family and friends. It is my final wish that you cherish these memories, and keep them, and with God’s Love in every smile, I will again be with you!

Graveside service was 2:00 p.m. Thursday April 16, at Oakland Cemetery in Warren, AR. with Rev. Billy Biggs officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Robert Dyer, Don Pennington, Robert Harton, Danny Carter, Charles Brian, Don Withers and Mike Brumley. Online guest register  HYPERLINK ""

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thomas Earl Wagnon, Jr.

Thomas Earl Wagnon, Jr., age 83, of Warren, AR, died Tuesday April 14, at Chapel Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation in Warren, AR. Born May 14, 1931 in Cleveland County, AR a son of the late Thomas Earl Wagnon, Sr. and Ethel Thompson Wagnon he was a retired construction worker, member Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and the widower of Dixie Wagnon who died February 11, 2004.

Survivors are his wife Carolyn Wagnon. 1 son Jackie Wagnon and spouse Cindy, Warren, AR. 3 brothers Donnie Wagnon, Warren, AR, Raymond Wagnon, Fordyce, AR, Billy Wagnon, Pine Bluff, AR. 2 sisters Agnes McClellan, New Edinburg, AR, Brenda Iannacone, Little Rock, AR. 4 grandchildren Brandy Holloway and spouse Jason, Jacqueline Denton and spouse Trapper, Kyle Wagnon and spouse Haley, Kali Wagnon. 5 great-grandchildren. Also preceding him in death was a son Tony Wagnon; brothers Bobby Wagnon, Jimmy Wagnon; great-grandchild Thomas Ainsworth.

Funeral services 10:00 a.m. Thursday April 16, Frazer’s Chapel. Burial Outlaw Cemetery at Sumpter, AR, by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday April 15, at Frazer’s. Online guest register  HYPERLINK ""

Dorotha Sparks Evans

Dorotha Sparks Evans age 87 of Uniontown, Ohio formerly of Warren, AR died Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Justin T. Rogers care Center in Akron, Ohio.  She was born October 9th, 1927 in Drakesboro, KY, a daughter of the late Finis Sparks and Gladys Hardison Sparks.  She was a housewife, homemaker and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.  Also preceding her in death was her husband Daniel Dale Evans, whom she married Nov. 23rd, 1955 and he died Dec. 2, 1990; a daughter Patty Haycox, brothers Estel Sparks, M.A. Sparks, Delbert Sparks, Billy Sparks and a sister Margaret Ellis.

She is survived by 4 daughters, Katherine Swan, Barbara Smith and Dora Kiser all of Uniontown, OH and Vickey Hudson, Flippen, AR. A brother Bobby Sparks, Akron, OH.  9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services 2:00pm Saturday, April 18th at Frazer’s Chapel.  Burial in Moseley Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6pm till 8pm Friday, April 17th at Frazer’s.  Online guestbook

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Allen L. Ferrell

Allen L. Ferrell, age 85, of Johnsville, AR, died Tuesday April 7, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello, AR. Born February 17, 1930 in Johnsville, AR, a son of the late Fletcher Ferrell and Maude Bell Clanton Ferrell he was a lifelong tomato farmer, member and deacon of Christian Fellowship, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Allen was an avid deer hunter and loved the outdoors.

Survivors are his wife Fern Stone Ferrell who he married February 4, 1989. 1 son Bryan Ferrell and spouse Pam, Johnsville, AR. 7 brothers Harvey Ferrell and spouse Sue, Little Rock, AR, Harry Ferrell and spouse Judy, Coushatta, LA, Hurley Ferrell, North Carolina, Herman Ferrell, Oak Grove, LA, Wylie Ferrell and spouse Natalie, Heber Springs, AR, Jabe Ferrell and spouse Rhonda, Oak Grove, LA, Bernard Ferrell and fiancé Jhanna, Heber Springs, AR. 3 sisters Beatrice Davis and spouse Jack, Poquoson, VA, Jimmie Lou Ellerbe and spouse Leon, Oak Grove, LA. Mary Kees and spouse Stafford, Heber Springs, AR. Brother in law Joe Smith, Oak Grove, LA., Sister in Law Joy Ferrell, Panama City, FL. 2 grandchildren Lauren Maxwell and spouse Jarrod, Johnsville, AR, Zach Ferrell and fiancé Mallory, Monticello, AR. 2 great-grandchildren Lane Allen Maxwell, Amy Rae Ferrell Maxwell both Johnsville, AR. Step son Daren Clanton and spouse Tammy, Bunkie, LA. Step daughter Kaylon Taylor and spouse Jimmy, Johnsville, AR. 4 step grandchildren Brittney Martin and spouse Shaun, Ball, LA, Kevin Taylor, Johnsville, AR, Alyssa Clanton and Logan Clanton both of Bunkie, LA. 3 step great-grandchildren Caysm, Bryce and Natalie Martin all of Ball, LA. Also preceding him in death by a spouse Amy Nell Ferrell; a brother Monroe Ferrell; sisters Betty Smith, Gracie Spurgin and a nephew Steve Ellerbe.

Funeral service was 4:00 p.m. Thursday April 9, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Paige Grider was organist and soloists were Brittney Martin and Shaun Martin. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery at Johnsville by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Lathan Hairston, Lorin McLeod, Eugene Daugherty, Klay Lowry, Kevin Taylor and Richard Ellerbe. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Edward Ferrell, Kenneth Ferrell, Crroll Gene Temple, Calvin Outlaw, Randy Clanton, Donnie Ray Lowry, Leon Ellerbe, Dr. Dichelle George, Dr. Drew Kumpuris, Dr. Tim Simon, Kenny Morris, Billy Joe Ferrell and Wilson Richards. Online guest register  HYPERLINK ""

Monday, March 30, 2015

Beulah M. Roberson Ederington

Beulah M. Roberson Ederington, 80, of Warren, died Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Bradley County Medical Center in Warren.

Born September 19, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Bedester and Cordia Roberson.

She received her education at Bradley County High School, was a member of Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church and a former employee of Jack Winter in Warren.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ederington, children Thyra Davas and Debra Williams, siblings, idean, Gracie, Bertha, Robert, Aciel, Theodis, Clifton and James.


Her children- Jimmy Roberson and wife Ethel, Danny Crowell, Nora Ederington, Dennis Ederington and Cordia Purifoy and husban Leonard all of Warren.

Sister - Judy White of Berkeley, CA.

8 grandchildren, and a host of great grands and other relatives.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 29 at Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Warren with Rev. Henry D. Cox officiating.  Burial was in Childs Cemetery in Banks by Hammons Funeral Home.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lindsey Denton Watson

Lindsey Denton Watson age 31, of Warren, AR died Saturday, March 28th as a result of an auto accident in Jefferson County, AR.   She was born August 19, 1983 in Warren, a daughter of Curt and Dana Deal Denton of Warren, AR.    She was a Register Nurse with the Arkansas Area Agency on Aging and a Baptist.

Surviving other than her mother and father, is a son, Baylor Grant Watson and a daughter Presleigh Reese Watson both of Warren, AR.  2 brothers Chase Denton, Alexander, AR and John Denton, Grand Island, Neb.  Her maternal grandfather Ralph Conrad Deal, Warren, AR. and her paternal grandparents, Curtis C. Denton and spouse Nell, Warren, AR.  A nephew Cole Conrad Denton and 3 nieces Lydia Claire Denton, Tessa Douglas and Marley Douglas.

Graveside service was 2:00PM Wednesday, April 1st at Denton Cemetery with Jack Allen officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Brad Denton, Jeremy Denton, Daniel Jarvis, Robert Cuthbertson, Dennen Cuthbertson, Chad Kennedy and Greg Kennedy.  Online Guestbook  HYPERLINK ""  

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Peggy Ruth Murrell Raymer

Peggy Ruth Murrell Raymer, age 88, of Warren, AR, died on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Briarwood Nursing and Rehab Center, Little Rock, AR. She was born September 14, 1926, in Warren, AR , a daughter of the late Daniel Earl and Verda Bea Ferguson. Peggy was the wife of a cattle rancher for over 60 years, member of Warren First United Methodist Church where she was an active member of the UMW Circle and Sunday School class. She belonged to the Home Extension Club, Quilting Circle, and local and state DAV wives organizations. Preceding her in death was her husband, Corbert Murrell, who died April 1, 2005. Peggy married Harold Raymer in 2006 who died in 2014. Also preceding her in death were her sisters, Pauline Darling Gilliam and Mary Jo Norwood and her son-in-law, Timothy Dale Williams. Survivors are her daughters, Dana Quay Moseley (David), Russellville, AR, Ruth Ann Williams, Conway, AR. Stepsons, Glynn Raymer (Shirley) Garland, TX, Bob Raymer (Marilyn) Sherwood, AR, Dr. Paul Raymer (Cathy), Milner, GA. Granddaughters, Alana Moseley Graham(Taylor),Cabot, AR, Sarah Meghan Williams Mathis,(Shawn), Greenbrier, AR, Ann-Elizabeth Williams Wehrle, (Scott), Eulenbis, Germany. Great Grandsons, Samuel David Graham, John Mark Mathis, Jacob Mathis, and Jeb Mathis. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday March 31, at Frazer Funeral Home, Warren, AR. Burial at Wheeler Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, March 30, 2015, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Frazer Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Warren, AR, Bradley County Veteran’s Museum in Warren, AR or a local Humane Society. Special Gratitude to Oralia Gonzolas, and the caring staff at Briarwood Nursing Center. Online guest register  HYPERLINK "" 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Vinnie Mae Trotter Crawford

Vinnie Mae Trotter Crawford, 72, of Warren, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

Born February 27, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Pink and Emma Trotter.

She attended Mt. Olive Public School, graduated from Hermitage High School and Cosmetology School in Pine Bluff.  She was a former employee of Potlatch Corporation and the Area Agency on Aging Home Health.

She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Annie B. Preston, Eula M. Trotter, Cora B. Manuel, Vera Gray, Birdie L. Jackson, Sadie Manuel and Theodis Benson.


Her sons - Alfred Crawford and wife Betty of Woodbridge, VA., Wayne Crawford and wife Alicia of Wylie, TX, and Ronald S. Crawford and wife Jessica of Warren

Special niece - Linda Harris and husband Leonard of West Lafayette, IN.

Sisters - Lucy Jackson and husband Robert and Earnestine Edwards and husband Ollie all of San Antonio, TX.

Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were March 21 at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in Warren with Rev. Eddie Hampton, Sr. pastor and Rev. Ethelbert Slate eulogist.  Burial was in Palestine Cemetery in Johnsville by Hammons Funeral Home of Warren.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ray Henry Ederington

Ray Henry Ederington, age 92, of Bradenton, FL, (formerly of  Warren, AR), died Friday March 20, at his home. Born October 10, 1922 in Warren, AR, a son of the late Vester Vance Ederington and Ophie Helen Whitaker Ederington he was a retired construction worker and the widower of Lois "Cricket" Parker Ederington who died February 14, 2011. They were united in marriage July 4, 1942. Surviving is 1 grandson Douglas Ray Gray of Bradenton, FL. and 2 great-grandchildren. Also preceding him in death was a daughter Donna Leopaldi; brother Robert Ederington; sister Clydine Berry. Graveside service was 4:30 p.m. Wednesday March 25, at Oakland Cemetery with Hugh Allen Quimby officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Melvin Mills, Hugh Allen Quimby, Raymond Quimby and Scott Quimby. Honorary pallbearers were James Ederington, Charles Goins and Vance Sipes. Online guest register HYPERLINK ""

Monday, March 23, 2015

Jimmy Clement

Jimmy Clement age 65 of Warren, AR died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Bradley County Medical Center.  He was born July 5th, 1949 in Pine Bluff, AR; a son of Dorris Clement, Monticello, AR and the late Harold Davis “Jack” Clement.  He was a retired employee with Southwestern Bell Telephone with 38 years of service, a member of the First Baptist Church in Warren.  He loved to bass fish, was a member of the Warren Bass Club, he loved to hunt and was a member of the Lee Mack Armstrong Hunting Club and especially loved his 4 grandchildren.  Also preceding him in death was a grandson Asher Tullos.

Surviving other than his mother is his wife Susie Loomis Clement whom he married April 9th, 1971 in Banks, AR.  Daughters Kelly Cash and spouse Paul, Warren, AR and Kristy Tullos and spouse Michael, Warren, AR.  Sisters Carla Imboden, Monticello, AR and Kathie Barnett, Monticello, AR. 4 grandchildren Colton Cash, Hayden Tullos, Zoe Tullos and Johnathan Cash all of  Warren, AR.

Funeral services were 2:00pm Wednesday, March 25th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Russell Rhoden officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist was Rev. Russell Rhoden. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Chris Barnes, Joe Morgan, Kerry Weaver, B.J. Knowles, Beaver Smith, Jason Wilson, Brad Doss and David Grider. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Kerry Pennington, Dr. David Mego, Lee Mack Armstrong Camp and his Co-Workers at Southwestern Bell. Memorials preferred First Baptist Church Youth and Children’s Ministry.  Online guestbook  HYPERLINK ""

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Rosalyn Mitchen Spencer

Rosalyn Mitchen Spencer, 86, native of Crossett, AR and resident of Baton Rouge, La passed away peacefully on March 19, 2015. The daughter of Roy and Fannie Mitchen, Rosalyn was born in Crossett, Arkansas, graduated from Crossett High School and Harding Christian College in 1951 with a Bachelor Degree in Math. She taught math and married Jack Spencer in May 1957. After Jack’s death on March 4, 1974, she worked as a bookkeeper and cared for her parents, Fannie and Roy Mitchen. After their deaths, she did mission work in Czechoslovakia and Latvia. She loved to travel, travelling the world with her father before his death, and sharing extended trips to Europe as well as numerous trips across America with family and friends. In addition to Crossett, she resided in Garland, Texas; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Monticello, Arkansas. She has resided in Baton Rouge since 2006, where she has been a faithful member of the South Baton Rouge Church of Christ, teaching English to Chinese students through the Bible and serving the Church in many capacities. She is survived by her brother, Joe Mitchen (Jane); her stepsons, Dennis (Marilyn) and Doug (Debbie) Spencer; 7 grandchildren and their spouses; 9 great grandchildren and their spouses; 1 great great grandson; 3 nieces, Diana Jones (Daniel), Linda Brooks (Casey), and Susan Collins (Larry); 3 nephews, James Mitchen (Cynthia), Richard Mitchen (Melanie), Charles Mitchen (Julie); 16 great nieces and nephews; 20 great great nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins. She was greatly loved by her whole family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Spencer; parents, Roy and Fannie Mitchen; and nephew, Michael Mitchen. Graveside services were 10:00AM Tuesday, March 24th at Lacey Cemetery with Rev. David Richie officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Burial was in Lacey Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Jason Langston, Mark Spencer, Doug Spencer and Dan Jones. Online guestbook

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Carolyn Ritchie Chadwick

Carolyn Ritchie Chadwick age 73, of Warren, AR died Tuesday, March 17th at the Bradley County Medical Center.
She was born June 15th, 1941 in Bethesda, Maryland; a daughter of the late Clarence Edward Ritchie and Helen Long Shifflett.  She was a housewife and homemaker, a member of Corinth Baptist Church and a baby sitter for many years.  She was also preceded in death by brothers Eddie Ritchie and Donnie Ray Ritchie.

She is survived by her husband Ralph Chadwick whom she married August 21st, 1971 in Las Vegas, NV.; a son, Tim Sandridge and spouse Elaine, Warren, AR. 2 daughters Kris Camp and spouse Jimmie, Warren, AR and Sherry Allen and spouse Bill, Mechanicsville, VA. 1 brother Gary Ritchie and 6 sisters Joyce Good, Alice Mae Ritchie, Shelbie Jean Allman, Cindy Mace, Janice Rexrode and  Kay Lee all of Virginia.  5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 2:00pm Saturday, March 21st at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann and Rusty Rowell officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and “The Bryant Sisters” sang. Burial was in Parker-Prospect Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Nick Chadwick, James Camp, Scotty Sandridge, Shawn Cantrell, Alan Ward, Tyler Peek, Chris Ward and Brandon Ward. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmie Camp, C.J. Ward and Keith Sandridge.  Online guestbook  HYPERLINK ""

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Frankie Anne Maynor

Frankie Anne Maynor, age 76, of New Edinburg, AR, died Tuesday March 10, at Bradley County Medical Center in Warren, AR. Born February 16, 1939 in Caryville, Tennessee a daughter of the late David Elkins and Edna Miller Elkins she was a retired school bus driver. Survivors are 3 sons Robert A. Maynor, New Edinburg, AR, Ted Maynor, New Edinburg, AR, James Maynor, Fredericksburg, VA. 5 grandchildren. Also preceding her in death was a brother Robert Elkins and a sister Betty Trammell. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Online guest register

Clifton Eugene Joyner

Clifton Eugene Joyner, age 87 of Warren, Arkansas died peacefully on Tuesday March 10th at his home in Hot Springs surrounded by family.  He was born February 26, 1928 and received his education in the Warren area schools.  He served in the United States Air Force before beginning a 33 year career with Potlatch Corporation retiring in 1986.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Hot Springs.  He enjoyed the outdoors and many years of hunting and fellowship with his Morgan/Thompson hunting club, dinner with his supper club and most of all spending time with family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents Lanis Joyner and Nancy Stanford Joyner as well as brothers Alvin and Virgil Joyner both of California. He is survived by a brother, Carlton Joyner of Redwood City CA, Linda Franks Joyner, his loving wife of 43 years, daughter Angela Marsh, husband Blake, Warren AR; a son Clifton Jr, wife Traci, Overland Park KS, son Tom Wingard, wife Robin, Monticello AR and daughter Dana King, husband Chris, Pine Bluff AR, along with 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.   Clifton was loyal servant of God and to his family, friends and others whose path he crossed.  He modeled for all what a good husband, father, friend and citizen should be.  Never one to complain, he was optimistic to the end and grateful for his many blessings.  He was proud of and shared in the many accomplishments of his family.  He is remembered fondly as a true southern gentleman.  His life is a testament that good guys can finish first.  A memorial service was 2:00pm, Saturday March 14 at First Baptist Church, Warren AR. with Rev. John McCallum officiating. Rev. Russell Rhoden was soloist and June Bierbaum was soloist. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home.   Memorials preferred to First Baptist Church of Warren or First Baptist Church Hot Springs.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Leonard E. Rice

On March 7, 2015, Leonard E. Rice, age 69, of Warren, AR passed away at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Leonard was born in Warren, AR on April 9, 1945 to Vester R. and Marie Nichols Rice. He served in the United States Army and was trained as a medic. In the early years, he worked in the family business, Rice and Sons, and was a cross-country trucker. He later was director of Work Alternatives and was appointed to Governor Mike Huckabees’ Workforce Education and Career Opportunities state board.  He was an avid outdoorsman and loved exploring the Saline River bottoms.  On June 21, 1970, the longest day of the year, his life and the lives of his family changed forever when he dove into the Ouachita River and resurfaced a quadriplegic.  Leonard and his fiancée, Sharon, were engaged to be married but fate took them a different path for a temporary time. Supported by an army of family, friends and medical support like the late Dr. Wallace Marsh, Leonard channeled his wild and playful spirit toward being a soldier on a new battlefield. After extensive rehabilitation, he attended the University of Illinois in Carbondale, and the University of Arkansas at Monticello from which he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in history. He also completed a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Therapy from the University of Arkansas. Leonard was also a Mason. He was always the designer of a new project in which he was the brain and one or more family members were the hands and feet.  As a result, he was able to again hunt and explore new hobbies like flying model airplanes. Leonard always took great pride in the accomplishments of his family and was a great supporter of his son, Marcus’, music career.  Sharon and Leonard never forgot the days of listening to, When a Man Loves a Woman, as they sat at the Corral hangout or drove the Potlatch roads. On June 21, 1997, exactly 27 years to the date of his accident, Sharon and Leonard were married.

Leonard was a Christian and knew his Lord had a plan for him.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Vester R. Rice and Marie Nichols Rice, and a brother-in-spirit, Noah N. Smith. He is survived by his wife Sharon Rice of Warren, a son Marcus Brown (Martha) of Nashville, TN and his granddaughter Anna Marie who was the sparkle in his eye,  a step-son, Jamie Brown (Tiffany) of Nashville, TN, a brother, Lavern Rice (Reba) of Warren, two sisters, Patsy Smith of Warren and Peggy Doss (Auddy) of Monticello, his two nieces who loved their Uncle Leonard, Elizabeth Nowlen (Joe) of Monticello, Catherine Jackson (John) of Star City, two great-nieces, Jordyn and Noah Presley Nowlen both of Monticello.  

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 11 at 2:00PM at Frazer Funeral Home with Rev. Wayman Mann and Dr. Ron Moseley officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and The Bryant Sisters sang. Burial was in Union Cemetery in Rye. Active pallbearers were Tracy Nichols, Donald Hollingsworth, John George, Matt Rice, Andy Nichols, Warren Nichols and Tim Nichols. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Dichelle George, Delbert Nichols, Grady Laster, Dean Nichols, Ralph Reep, Billy Barnett, John Nichols, Bill Wisener and John Lipton. Online guestbook  HYPERLINK ""

Alice Fike Durmon

Alice Fike Durmon, age 82, of Warren, AR, died Monday March 9, at home. Born March 19, 1932 in Fresno, CA, a daughter of the late Orie William Fike and Louise Wall Fike she was a homemaker, member of First Baptist Church, attended Arkansas A&M and was the widow of Kenneth “Sassy” Durmon who died September 15, 1985.

Survivors are 1 son Dr. John Durmon and spouse Laura, Warren, AR. 2 daughters Julie Fakouri and spouse Joe, Monticello, AR and Jana Mayo and spouse Russell, Texarkana, TX. 6 grandchildren. 11 great-grandchildren. A sister Judy Hocking also preceded her in death.

Graveside services 10:00 a.m. Wednesday March 11, at Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday March 10, at Frazer’s. Memorials preferred First Baptist Church; 310 S. Main St.; Warren, AR, 71671; Bradley County Veterans Museum; 210 N. Main St.; Warren, AR, 71671; Bradley County Historical Museum. Online guest register  HYPERLINK ""

Kelvin Eugene Pickett

Kelvin Eugene Pickett, 42, of Warren died Thursday, march 5, 2015 at the Bradley County Medical Center in Warren.

Born August 27, 1972, he was a son of Mildred Pickett and the late Bobby Pickett.

He was a member of Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in Warren, serving as a Deacon and financial secretary.  He was a 1990 graduate of Warren High School and served in the National Guard.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Washington and a brother Thomas Earl Pickett.


His wife of 17 yearss -Tammy Pickett of Warren
His children-Kevin Thomas of Hampton and Shamiqua Pickett of Warren
Stepdaughter-Rosalyn Miller of Warren
Grandson-Jaiden Harris of Warren
His mother-Mildred Pickett
Siblings-Bobby Mitchell Partman of Marsden, Cedric Pickett and wife Barbara of Hampton, Shawn Cross and wife Norma of San Pedro, CA., Wanda Rhodes and husband Terrance, Jackie Pickett all of Warren and Kathy Brazil and husband Joe of Fordyce
Mother-in-law-Pamela Poole of Warren
Sister-in-law Robbin Poole of Warren
A host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in Warren with Rev. Eddie Hampton, Sr. officiating.  Burial will be Pickett Cemetery in Hampton by Hammons Funeral Home of Warren.

Roy Edward Preston

Roy Edward Preston, 64, of Harrell, died Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Cabun Clinic in Hampton.

Born June 23, 1960, he was a son of the late Jettie and Versie Preston.

He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Harrell, where he serrved as a Deacon in training and a choir member until his health failed.

He was also preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.


His children-Jessica Yeboah and husband Anthony of Dallas, TX., Jefferson Preston and wife Arlene of Bearden, Tijunita Preston of Harrell and Darnika Preseton of Thornton.

Siblings-Erma McElroy of Camden and Sherman Preston of Harrell

Grandchildren-Aaliyah Bivens, Ashati Yeboah, Iyana Ellis, and Ja'Koby Preston

A host of other relatives and friends, a special friend, Cindy Chambers.

Funeral services were March at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Harrell with Rev. George Williams III officiating an dRev. Rickey Smith eulogist.  Burial was in Childs Cemetery in Banks by Hammons Funeral Home.

David Lee Thompson

David Lee Thompson, 67, of Wilmar, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at his home.

Born March 21, 1947, he was a son of the late Charlie and Ruth Thompson.

He was a member of Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church in Wilmar and served two years in the United States Navy.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bell, three brothers and three sisters.

His children - Charlie Thompson and wife Evelyn of North Little Rock, David Thompson, Jr. of Pine Bluff, Roxanne Thompson of Naperville, IL.

Siblings-Patricia Thompson Frazier of Hazelwood, MO., Eddie Garner of Houston, TX., Vertis Lee Hall of Tulsa, OK., and Katherine Davis of Oxnard, CA.

4 grandchildren, one great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were March 7 at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church in Wilmar with Rev. Ronald Gillespie officiating.  Burial was in Wilmar Cemetery by Hammons Funeral Home.