ELDORADO NEWS TIMES OBITUARIES

Contributed by Angie Dusty
Dec, 24, 2007 through Jan. 6, 2008
El Dorado News Times
Published: 12/24/2007

DOROTHY J. BUTLER
Funeral for Dorothy Jean Butler, 68, of Camden, will be at 10 a.m. today at Eagle Mills Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Morgan officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Proctor Funeral Home in Camden.

TINKY GRISHAM
Funeral for Tinky Grisham will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Tinsman with the Revs. Darrell Porter, Buddy Boatright and Claude Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery under the direction of Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

ALBERT L. HARRISON
Albert Lee Harrison, 55, of El Dorado, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, at Life Touch Hospice. Born on Oct. 20, 1952, in El Dorado, he was the son of the late Alfred Casey Harrison, Sr. and Annie Lou (Ainsworth) Harrison.
Mr. Harrison was a carpenter; co-owner and operator of B&H Construction; a member of the NRA and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Alecia Harrison-Fletcher of El Dorado and Casey Harrison and her fiancé, Donald, of Mount Holly; three brothers, Jimmy Harrison of Huttig, Freddy Harrison and his wife, Kathy, of El Dorado, and Pete Harrison and his wife, Maricette, of Nevada; one sister, Mary Ann Miller and her husband, Paul, of El Dorado; and two grandchildren, Andrew Tyler Fletcher and Lynley Nicole Edens, both of El Dorado.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today in Young’s Chapel with the Rev. James Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Old Parkers Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730.
To sign the online guest registry, visit www.youngsfuneralhome.com on the Internet.
El Dorado News Times
Published: 12/25/2007

GUSSIE M. MARTIN
Gussie M. Martin, 83, of El Dorado, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at Medical Center of South Arkansas.
Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Funeral Home.

RUTH L. THRELKELD
Ruth L. Threlkeld, 65, of Hampton, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, at Medical Center of South Arkansas.
She was born March 21, 1942, in Calhoun County. She was a homemaker and a member of Camp Ground Presbyterian Church in Hampton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Boyd Oliver and Velma Rogers Oliver; her husband, Bobby D. Threlkeld; and one brother, Leon Oliver.
Survivors include one son, Terry Threlkeld of Blytheville; two daughters, Deborah Kelly of San Diego, and Susan Adams of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; two brothers, Roger Oliver of Hampton, and Steve Oliver of Pine River, Minn.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at Camp Ground Presbyterian Church in Hampton with the Rev. Garland Skidmore officiating.
Burial will be in Varnell Cemetery near Rison under the direction of Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
El Dorado News Times
Published: 12/26/2007

ELIZABETH F. CLARK
Elizabeth F. Clark, 84 of El Dorado died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007 at Hillsboro Nursing Home.
Born Dec. 25, 1922, in Coffeeville, Texas, to Richard Hughes Cunliffe and Elizabeth C. Dennard Cunliffe, she was a retired secretary for American Supply and a member of Second Baptist Church where she was very active in church work.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald D. Clark; and son-in-law, Robert N. Ray.
Survivors include her daughter, Gerry F. Ray of El Dorado; two grandsons, Clarke E. Ray of Washington, DC and Michael Ray and his wife Rhonda of El Dorado; four great-grandchildren, Nicole and Dakota Ray of El Dorado, J. D. Martin and his wife, Amanda of Little Rock and Brandon Martin and his wife, Jenny of Norphlet; and two great-great-grandchildren, David Martin of El Dorado and Jena Martin of Norphlet.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, Dec. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, in Arlington Memorial Park with the Rev. Bruce Murphy officiating and under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
Memorials may be made to the Interfaith Health Clinic, 514 W. Faulkner, El Dorado, AR 71730.
An online guest registry is available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

JEANICE M. HIGGINS
Jeanice McDuffie Higgins, 57, of El Dorado, died Dec. 19, 2007, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.
The daughter of Roy and Vashti McDuffie, she was born Jan. 19, 1950, in El Dorado. She was a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. She was a presser.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Hosea McDuffie; and one sister.
Survivors include one son, Frederick Smith of Dallas; two daughters, Delinda King of El Dorado, and Barbara Pumphrey of Little Rock; three brothers, Ray McDuffie and Arthur McDuffie of El Dorado, and Berry McDuffie of Richmond, Calif.; four sisters, Eddie Davis, Jean Barnes, Linda Moore, all of El Dorado, and Lizzie Hickman of Bryant, Texas; and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Pierce Moore officiating. Burial will be in El Bethel Three Creeks Cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today and from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

OBERETTA J. HOLMES
Oberetta J. Holmes, 79, of El Dorado, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, at Life Touch Hospice House.
She was born Dec. 7, 1928, in Vivian, La., to Adrian Sinclair Shores and
Bertha Mae Brasher Shores.
She was a retired nurse for Hillsboro Nursing Home, and loved to play dominos. She was a member of Galilee Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Arnold Havard, and Howard Pattings; and brothers, Sam and Jack Shores; and grandson, Freddie B. Sharp.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Holmes; sons, Wayne Havard and his wife, Geneive, of Eunice, La., Jim Havard and his wife, Rissa, of Livingston, Mont., Garland Havard and his wife, Kim, of El Dorado; daughters, Yvonne Sharp and her husband, Fred, of El Dorado, Tayna Granger and her husband, Jim, of Praireville, La., Tammie Fitzgerald and her husband, Hayden, of El Dorado; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.
An online guest registry is available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com
El Dorado News Times
Published: 12/27/2007

ELIZABETH F. CLARK
A graveside service for Elizabeth F. Clark, 84, of El Dorado, will be held at 2 p.m. today in Arlington Memorial Park with the Rev. Bruce Murphy officiating and under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

HELEN L. FAULKNER
Helen Louise Confer Faulkner, 84, of Lake Jackson, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 14, 1923, in El Dorado, to Edward and Mae Confer.
Helen was a resident of the Brazosport, Texas, area for 56 years, member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and retired from BISD in 2004 after 16 years of service. She was a loving wife, fantastic mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She always gave to others before herself.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Franklin "Tank" Faulkner; parents; sister, Jerry Drury; and brother, Harry Confer.
Survivors include her daughters, Beverly Lewellyn and her husband, Larry, of Houston, and Donna Faulkner of Richwood, Texas; sons, James Faulkner and his wife, Sue, of North Carolina, and Curtis Faulkner of Clute, Texas; niece, Sherry Waters and her husband, Dennis, of Weatherford, Texas; grandchildren, Tracy Lewellyn and his wife, Abby, Michael Lewellyn, Jered Faulkner, Keith Faulkner and his wife, Elise, Stephanie Jensen and her husband, Cody, Jeff Faulkner and his wife, Christie, Gretchen Donahue and her husband, Chris, Jennifer Solis and her husband, Chad, Karyn Hudgins and her husband, Jason, and Justin Basdiskis and his wife, Miranda; 13 great-grandchildren, Jessica Solis, Tyler, Katie and Emma Hudgins, Erin, Kelsey and CJ Donahue, Adam, Ryan and Tiffany Faulkner, Derek Lewellyn, Camryn and Laynie Jensen; and many other loving relatives and friends.
Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clute with Bro. Rod Coates officiating. Burial will be in Restwood Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Stroud Funeral Home in Clute.
Memorial condolences may be sent to www.stroudfuneralhome.com.
Final arrangements have been entrusted to Stroud Funeral Home, 538 N. Highway 288B, Clute, Texas, 979-265-1188.

HAROLD FORREST
Harold "Butch" Forrest, 61, of Warren, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at home.
The son of Porter Forrest and Edna Sue Grider Forest, he was born June 16, 1946, in Warren. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He was a retired supervisor for Center Point Energy.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Wherry Forrest; a son, Robert Harold Forrest of Warren; a daughter, Monica Savage of Warren; a sister, Susan Whitten of Branson, Mo.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Frazer’s Funeral Home at Warren. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Frazer’s Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

JEANICE M. HIGGINS
Funeral for Jeanice McDuffie Higgins, 57, of El Dorado, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Pierce Moore officiating. Burial will be in El Bethel Three Creeks Cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary.
Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. today at the funeral home.

JAMES E. MOSS
Funeral for James Edgar "Jimmy" Moss, 68, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Haynesville, La., with Dr. Shelby Cowling and Shawn Kaffka officiating. Burial will be in Jolley Cemetery in Junction City under the direction of Bailey Mortuary.
Mr. Moss passed away Dec. 24, 2007, at his home in Haynesville, La., after a brief illness.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Bailey Mortuary in Haynesville.
He was born in Junction City, to Carrie and Archie Moss on Dec. 2, 1939.
He served his country for three years as a signalman in the United States Navy. He retired from David Wade Correctional Center after 20 years of service and loved to fish, hunt, travel and spend time with his family, but most of all he loved watching Kyle and Ryan play ball. For more than 30 years, he was an avid fan of Haynesville Golden Tornado football.
Preceding him in death were his parents, two half-brothers, one half-sister, two sisters, and seven brothers.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Betty Moss; daughters, Becky Moss, Brenda Acklin and husband, Dave, all of Haynesville, Jamie Schmidt and husband, Gary, of El Cajon, Calif.; a sister, Pat Hicks of Haynesville; three grandsons, Kyle and Ryan Acklin of Haynesville, and Matthew Acklin of Beaumont, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Ronnie Hicks, Tracy Moss, Rodney Moss, Tony Taylor, Dan Acklin and Rocky Daniels. Honoraries will be Kyle Acklin, Ryan Acklin, Robert Reeder, Mark Furlow, J.D. Moss, Paul Moss, Richard Moss, Donnie Moss and the deacons of the First Baptist Church.
The family wants to send a very special thank you to Dr. Salmon, Martha, Whitney, Hazel, Dr. Dhawan and Dr. Desia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Youth Program, 2021 Main St, Haynesville LA 71038.

JACKIE PHILLIPS
Jackie Phillips, 67, of Warren, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
The son of Seldon Phillips and Nora Godfrey Phillips, he was born June 4, 1940, at Warren. He was a member of the Ark of Faith Fellowship, and was a retired owner of Phillips Muffler Shop.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Theresa Carolyn West; a son, Vaught Allen Phillips; and a sister, Lois Davis.
Survivors include two sons, Tony Phillips of Warren, and Andy Phillips of Conway; two sisters, Bobbie Mann of Warren, and Joy Lytle of Monticello; and four grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Frazer’s Chapel in Warren.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Rye under the direction of Frazer’s Funeral Home.
The family will be at the home of Tony Phillips.

JOE L. REYNOLDS
Funeral for Joe Louis "Killer Joe" Reynolds will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Urbana.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. B.E. Artis is the pastor and Dr. C.L. Tyson will be officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
El Dorado News Times
Published: 12/28/2007

HELEN L. FAULKNER
Funeral for Helen Louise Confer Faulkner, 84, of Lake Jackson, will be at 10 a.m. today at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clute, Texas, with Bro. Rod Coates officiating. Burial will be in Restwood Memorial Park under the direction of Stroud Funeral Home, 538 N. Highway 288B, in Clute.

HAROLD FORREST
Funeral for Harold "Butch" Forrest, 61, of Warren, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Frazer’s Funeral Home at Warren. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Frazer’s Funeral Home.

RUTH M. GAVIN
Ruth McKinney Gavin, 90, of Warren, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, in Hot Springs.
The daughter of Nick McKinney and Mildred Childress McKinney, she was born Feb. 15, 1917, in Cleveland County. She was a retired farmer, clerk, homemaker, and a Freewill Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Havis "Snow" Gavin; son, Harvy Kenneth Gavin; daughter, Sally Annette Williams; brothers, Versel McKinney, Cloise McKinney, Lewis McKinney, Gaston McKinney, Doyle McKinney, and Wilson McKinney; and a grandchild, Dennis Williams.
Survivors include one son, Jearl Gavin of Warren; two daughters, Earline Gavin Johnson of Hot Springs, and Joen Gavin of Bryant; three brothers, Robert McKinney of Seattle, Winfred McKinney of Sumpter, and Clifton McKinney of Warren; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Union Cemetery in Rye under the direction of Frazer’s Funeral Home of Warren.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Bradley County Veterans Museum, 210 N. Main St., Warren, AR 71671.

CHARLES E. LEWIS
Charles Edward Lewis, 66, of Camden, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at the Golden Living Center.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn McGhee; sons, Paul Givens Sr., Anthony Givens Sr. and Tony Givens of Smackover, Gregg Givens Sr. of Desota, Texas, Charles Michael Lewis of Killeen, Texas, Ronnie Stevens of Jacksonville, Fla., Tarrion Thompson, Britt Lewis, Zachaes Lewis of Camden, and Charles Lewis of El Dorado; daughters, Patricia Lewis, Pamela Scott of Camden, Cynthia Lewis of Arlington, Texas, and Rithea Davidson of Smackover; sister, Barbara A. Lacy of El Dorado; brother, Edward Lacy Jr.; 34 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and mother, Lenora Burns of Camden.
Reddick Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Greater New Calvary with Bishop R.E. Matheney Sr. officiating.
Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home with a wake from 5 to 6 p.m.

MARGARET J. McCUISTION
Margaret Jo McCuistion, 91, of El Dorado, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at Life Touch Hospice House.
Arrangements will be announced by Young’s Funeral Directors.

JAMES E. MOSS
Funeral for James Edgar "Jimmy" Moss, 68, will be at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Haynesville, La., with Dr. Shelby Cowling and Shawn Kaffka officiating. Burial will be in Jolley Cemetery in Junction City under the direction of Bailey Mortuary.

JACKIE PHILLIPS
Funeral for Jackie Phillips, 67, of Warren, will be at 10 a.m. today at Frazer’s Chapel in Warren. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Rye under the direction of Frazer’s Funeral Home.

CLARA M. REVELS
Clara M. Revels, 80, of Dallas, and formerly of Magnolia, died Dec. 19, 2007, at the Women’s Center in Mesquite, Texas.
Survivors include one son, James E. Revels of Dallas; and two daughters, Linda Wheeler and Ella "Cherry" Manning, both of Dallas.
Funeral will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 29, at Jones Chapel Baptist Church in Magnolia with the Rev. Glen Maxwell officiating. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. in Damascus Cemetery in Village under the direction of Henderson’s Funeral Service of Magnolia.
Visitation will be held from noon until 5 p.m. today at Henderson’s Mortuary. A wake will be held from 6 until 7 p.m. today at the mortuary chapel.

JOE L. REYNOLDS
Funeral for Joe Louis "Killer Joe" Reynolds will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Urbana. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

MORGAN M. SANDIFER
Morgan Monroe Sandifer, 95, of Hope, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at Medical Park Hospital in Hope.
The son of Alec A. and Laurice Estelle Lawrence Sandifer, he was born Sept. 7, 1912, in Union County. He was retired from the saw mill at Hines Lumber Co.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janie Belle Goffe Sandifer; five brothers, Arthur, Emmet "Hump," John, Langford, and James Sandifer; and three sisters, Dora Sandifer, Mary Sandifer, and Ida Garner.
Survivors include one son, Charles Monroe Sandifer of Hope; two daughters, Martha White and Carolyn Henderson, both of Hope; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at the Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home Chapel in Hope with the Rev. Kenneth Grant officiating. Burial will be in Huckabee Cemetery in Spring Hill under the direction of Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home of Hope.

WILLIE E. TALLEY
Willie Earl Talley, 71, of El Dorado, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at Courtyard Rehabilitation.
The son of Curlee and Selia Mae Williams Talley, he was born July 27, 1936, in El Dorado. He was a retired employee of West Tree Service.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Maxine Pace Talley.
Survivors include two daughters, Louise Talley of El Dorado, and Rubye Milton of Little Rock; two stepdaughters, Nadine Frost of El Dorado, and Sue Wilbourn of Detroit; one stepson, Eugene Wells of Detroit; two brothers, C.H. Pumphrey and Howard Jackson of El Dorado; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Andrews Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Woods Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery in El Dorado under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.
Public viewing will be held from 2 until 5 p.m. today and from 8 until 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family will be at 210 Chula Vista Road after the service to meet with friends.

RUBY O. WILKINSON
Ruby Ollive (Cameron) Wilkinson, 88, of El Dorado, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at Oak Ridge Nursing Home.
Born July 25, 1919, in Farmerville, La., she was the daughter of Marvin Daniel Cameron and Margaret Evelyn (Futch) Cameron. She was a clerk for Sterling’s Department Store in El Dorado and RO-MAR’s Department Store in Junction City and a member of First Assembly of God. She was a loving mother of three daughters, a great cook and enjoyed sewing and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Leighton Wilkinson; and her parents.
Survivors include three daughters, Evelyn Turbeville and her husband, Bobby Joe, of El Dorado, Margaret McConathy and her husband, Denny, of El Dorado, and Betty Flournoy and her husband, Eddie, of El Dorado; two sisters, Imogene Clawson of Leesville, La., and Roberta McCorvey Clary of Junction City; four grandsons, Joe Turbeville and his wife, Susan, of El Dorado, John David Turbeville and his wife, Amy, of El Dorado, Keith Flournoy and his wife, Jackie, of Ruston, La., and Korey Flournoy and his wife, Jennifer, of El Dorado; five granddaughters, Cindy Anzalone and her husband, Gary, Mary Ann Carruth, Dana Tyson and her husband, Walter, Gina Garrett and her husband, Michael, Leah McDaniel and her husband, Ryker; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at First Assembly of God with the Rev. Scott Ethridge officiating. A concluding service will follow at Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family will receive friends at 1110 Forest Lane, El Dorado.
Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God, 2225 W. Hillsboro, El Dorado, AR 71730; Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730; or Camp Kurios, P.O. Box 42, El Dorado, AR 71730.
El Dorado News Times
Published: 12/29/2007

JERRY L. BOLLING
Jerry Lane Bolling, 68, of Groves, Texas, died on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at Renaissance Hospital in Groves.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Bailey Funeral Home, with interment to follow in Rehobeth Cemetery.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Bolling was a native of Kilgore and lived in several Texas cities before settling in El Dorado, for 14 years as a manager of Beall-Ladyman Department stores. He retired and began a career as an independent consultant with G.A. Wright of Denver, Colo., where he traveled all over the United States for the past 11 years. He was a member of the Danville Masonic Lodge No. 101 A.F. & A.M of Kilgore, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Leon Bolling and Gracie Cates Bolling; brother, L.J. Bolling; and his grandson, Jacob Evans.
Survivors include his wife, Delores Bolling of Groves; three daughters, Gloria Ware and her husband, Mike, of Haynesville, La., Carol Pinder and her husband, Ottis, of Groves, and Jana Evans and her husband, Chad, of Bentonville; seven grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Jeremy and Claude Ware, Amber Pietz, and Noah and Caleb Evans; and two great-grandchildren, Parker Ware and Keegan Pietz.

CLAUDINE P. BOX
Claudine Parris Box of Fort Smith died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007.
She was the retired branch office manager of the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., and a member of Roland Church of Christ in Roland, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her parents Mose Oliver Parris and Prude Howell Parris; a sister, Inez Parris Patterson; a brother, Claude Parris and her husband, H.F. "Red" Box.
Survivors include a sister, Lucille Brooks of Roland; two brothers, William "Bill" Parris of Fort Smith and Ray H. Parris of San Antonio, Texas; and one step-daughter, Michelle Gann of Fort Smith.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Monday in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with Phil Smith officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in National Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith.
Memorials may be made to Roland Church of Christ, PO Box 289, Roland, OK 74954.
To place an online tribute, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com.

RUTH M. GAVIN
Graveside services for Ruth McKinney Gavin, 90, of Warren, will be at 10 a.m. today in Union Cemetery in Rye under the direction of Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren.

CHARLES E. LEWIS
Funeral for Charles Edward Lewis, 66, of Camden, will be at 1 p.m. today at Greater New Calvary with Bishop R.E. Matheney Sr. officiating.

BURL PEARSON
Burl Pearson, 81, of Junction City, died on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at his residence.
Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Funeral Home in El Dorado.

CLARA M. REVELS
Funeral for Clara M. Revels, 80, of Dallas, and formerly of Magnolia, will be held at noon today at Jones Chapel Baptist Church in Magnolia with the Rev. Glen Maxwell officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Damascus Cemetery in Village under the direction of Henderson’s Funeral Service in Magnolia.

JOE L. REYNOLDS
Funeral for Joe Louis "Killer Joe" Reynolds will be at 11 a.m. today at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Urbana. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

WILLIE E. TALLEY
Funeral for Willie Earl Talley, 71, of El Dorado, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Andrews Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Woods Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery in El Dorado under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.
Public viewing will be held from 8 until 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.
The family will be at 210 Chula Vista Road after the service to meet with friends.

MARY A. WALKER
Mary Ann Walker, 61, of Camden, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Golden Living Center in Camden.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1946, in Bluff City, the daughter of Bob and Mattie Mae Carter Walker. She was a hairdresser.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Jackie Walker, Glenn Walker and Lyndale Walker; and one sister, Nell McKelvy.
Survivors include three brothers, Bob Walker and his wife, Sally, of Gurdon, Bill Walker of Bluff City and Ted Walker and his wife, Lurlene of Grand Prairie, Texas, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bluff City Church of Christ with Jerry Berley officiating. Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery under the direction of Proctor Funeral Home in Camden.
To sign the online guest register, visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com.

RUBY O. WILKINSON
Funeral for Ruby Ollive (Cameron) Wilkinson, 88, of El Dorado, will be at 10 a.m. today at First Assembly of God with the Rev. Scott Ethridge officiating. A concluding service will follow at Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

ELENA ZEIGLER
Elena Zeigler, 92, of El Dorado, died on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Courtyard Nursing Home.
Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Funeral Home.
The family will be at 733 Short Wilson in El Dorado.
El Dorado News Times
Published: 12/30/2007

HOMER H. GARNER
Homer Henry Garner, 95, of Rome, Ga., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, in a Rome Health Care facility.
He was born in Camden on Sept. 28, 1912, the son of the late Jesse Dee Garner and Ella Jane Moore Garner. Mr. Garner had been a resident of Floyd County, Ga., since 2001. He retired as chief fire dispatcher with the Orange County, Calif., Fire Department. Mr. Garner was a member of the Two Bayou Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years in April 1999.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Michael H. Garner Sr. and his wife, Diane, of Rome and Terry L. Garner and his wife, Donna, of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Michael and Emily Garner of Henderson, Nev., Cary and Laura Garner of Grayson, Ga., and Christine Garner of Tucson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Two Bayou Church of Christ in Camden with his two sons officiating. Interment will be in Two Bayou Cemetery under the direction of Proctor Funeral Home in Camden.
The family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Georgia AGAPE, Children Services of Atlanta, GA or the Oak Hill Church of Christ Building Fund, 1500 Martha Berry Blvd., Rome, GA 30165.
To sign the online guest register, visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com on the Internet.

RACHEL GODWIN
Rachel Godwin, 66, of McNeil, died on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2007, at her home.
Rachel was born on Sept. 12, 1941, in Atlanta, Texas, the daughter of Charles Ray and Maude Elizabeth (Elkins) Wilson. She was a homemaker and founding member of Faith Baptist Church. She was active with arts and crafts and made numerous wedding cakes for couples in the local area.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl Godwin; a son, Christopher Godwin; and two nephews, Justin Franks and Matthew White.
Survivors are her sons, Tim and Carmen Rainwater of Hope, Clint and Sharon Godwin of McNeil, and Jeff and Lavana Yates of Hope; daughters Gina Blann and David of McNeil and Tracye and Sim Bailey of Magnolia; grandsons Kyle and Denni Peek of Magnolia, Adam and Misty Bohannan and Jon Blann, all of McNeil, Kristopher, Jacob, Tyler and Kristian Bailey, all of Magnolia; granddaughters Kerry and Kelly Lamkin of Stephens, Dawn and Russ Hopper and Madeline Blann, all of Hampton, Dusty and Don Neimeyer and Ashley Cobb, all of McNeil; great-granddaughters Morgan Peek of Magnolia and Lilly Neimeyer of McNeil; great-grandsons Blake Bohannan of McNeil, Cason and Harrison Lamkin, both of Stephens, Jayden Neimeyer of McNeil, Stephen and Nicholas Yates, both of Hope; sisters Charlyne and Doug Wood of Emerson, Sally and Steve Franks of Magnolia, Rebecca Gould, Sue Lynn Wilson and Margaret White, all of Little Rock; and a number of nieces, nephews and loved ones.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. on Monday at Faith Baptist Church with Bro. Elvis Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home in Magnolia. Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Zane Franks, Bo Wood, Robert Navra, Kyle Peek, Kelly Lamkin, Charlie Franks, Douglas Wood, Jeremy Navra and Bobby Navra.
Memorials may be made to Life Touch Hospice, 1707 B Eastridge, Magnolia, AR 71753 and Faith Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1864, Magnolia, AR 71754.
To sign the guestbook visit www.lewisfuneralhome.biz on the Internet.

FRANCES LACAS
Fances McCormick Lacas, 84, of Magnolia, died on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Magnolia City Hospital.
She was born on Aug. 20, 1923, in Eagle Mills, the daughter of James E. and Sallie (Fletcher) Risher.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence Robert "Red" McCormick; and five brothers, Walter, B.J., Ray, Johnny, David and Albert Risher.
She is survived by her son, Gerald McCormick of Winnsboro, Texas; three daughters, Mary Jameson of Magnolia, Peggy Muckelrath of Louann and Judy Dews of Mount Holly; one brother, Paul Risher of Decatur, Ala.; three sisters, Etta Kirkoffer of Stuttgart, Kelsie Miller of Taylor and Martha Willis of Macedonia; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Monday in Lewis Chapel with Bro. Danny Nix officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia City Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home in Magnolia.
Family visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
To sign the guestbook visit www.lewisfuneralhome.biz

CLYDE E. NOLES
Clyde E. Noles, 58, of Taylor, died on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at Magnolia City Hospital.
He was born on June 19, 1949, in Shreveport, La.
He was a veteran of United States Army, a retired employee of West Tree Service, a member of the VFW, and of the Pentecostal faith.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jeffie Noles; one brother, John Noles; and one sister, Alice Noles.
Survivors include his mother, Martha Ogle of Waldo; his wife, Nance Noles of Taylor; a sister, Linda Harper of Campti, La.; two daughters, Tammy Thorn and Paula Little, both of Lubbock, Texas; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral was held on Saturday in Lewis Chapel with Bros. John Briscoe and Robert Bamburg officiating.
Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery in Castor, La., under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home in Magnolia.
Pallbearers were Jeremy Harper, Clyde Harper, Johnny Longino, Chuck Salvatore, Adam Esada, George Hamilton, Jason Hamilton and David Hamilton.
Memorials may be made to Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., PO Box 38, Magnolia, AR 71754 for Clyde’s final expenses.
To sign the guestbook visit www.lewisfuneralhome.biz on the Internet.

WILLIAM R. PEDIGO
William Russell Pedigo, 79, of El Dorado, died on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007.
He was born on March 12, 1928, in Safety Harbor, Fla., the son of Russell Haymaker Pedigo and Eba Booth Pedigo.
He graduated from Leland, Miss., High School and attended the University of Mississippi.
He was a sales representative for Fischer, Lime and Cement Co., and was also a charter member of St. Andrew Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Jerry Pedigo.
Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Frances Pedigo of El Dorado; sons Russell Pedigo of El Dorado, William M. "Dusty" Pedigo and wife, Kathy, of Texarkana; a daughter, Libby Willett and husband, Bill, of Hot Springs; a cousin, Emma Jean White of Old Town, Fla.; grandchildren Kristy Pedigo of Morgantown, Ky., David Pedigo of Texarkana, Texas, Mara Willett of Conway and Andrew Willett of Batesville; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Andrew Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Garland Skidmore officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Park under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors in El Dorado.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Andrew Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1707 N. College, El Dorado, AR 71730 or the St. Andrews Children’s Home in Denton, Texas.
The family will be at the Pedigo residence, 1002 Haney St.
An online registry is available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com on the Internet.

CHERIO THOMAS
Cherio Thomas, 69, of El Dorado, died on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at Golden Living Center in Camden.
Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Funeral Home in Camden.

MARY A. WALKER
Funeral for Mary Ann Walker, 61, of Camden, will be at 2 p.m. today at Bluff City Church of Christ with Jerry Berley officiating.
Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery under the direction of Proctor Funeral Home in Camden.

MARJORIE WINDOM
Marjorie Windom, 62, of Magnolia, died on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at Willis Knight Medical Center in Shreveport, La.
Arrangements will be announced by Henderson’s Funeral Service in Magnolia.
El Dorado News Times
Published: 12/31/2007

JERRY L. BOLLING
Funeral for Jerry Lane Bolling, 68, of Groves, Texas, will be at 1 p.m. today at Bailey Funeral Home. Interment will be in Rehobeth Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

CLAUDINE P. BOX
Funeral for Claudine Parris Box of Fort Smith will be at 10 a.m. today in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with Phil Smith officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in National Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith.
Memorials may be made to Roland Church of Christ, PO Box 289, Roland, OK 74954.

HOMER H. GARNER
Funeral for Homer Henry Garner, 95, of Rome, Ga., will be at 11 a.m. today at Two Bayou Church of Christ in Camden with his two sons officiating. Interment will be in Two Bayou Cemetery under the direction of Proctor Funeral Home in Camden.
The family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m. until service time today.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Georgia AGAPE, Children Services of Atlanta, GA or the Oak Hill Church of Christ Building Fund, 1500 Martha Berry Blvd., Rome, GA 30165.

RACHEL GODWIN
Funeral for Rachel Godwin, 66, of McNeil, will be 2 p.m. today at Faith Baptist Church with Bro. Elvis Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home in Magnolia.
Memorials may be made to Life Touch Hospice, 1707 B Eastridge, Magnolia, AR 71753 and Faith Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1864, Magnolia, AR 71754.

FRANCES LACAS
Funeral for Frances McCormick Lacas, 84, of Magnolia, will be at 10 a.m. today in Lewis Chapel with Bro. Danny Nix officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia City Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home in Magnolia. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

WILLIAM R. PEDIGO
Funeral for William Russell Pedigo, 79, of El Dorado, will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Andrew Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Garland Skidmore officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Park under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
Memorials may be made to St. Andrew Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1707 N. College, El Dorado, AR 71730 or the St. Andrews Children’s Home in Denton, Texas. The family will be at the Pedigo residence, 1002 Haney St.
El Dorado News Times
Published: 01/01/2008

ABBIE W. FARMER
Abbie Ward Lorene Farmer, 64, passed away on Dec. 29, 2007, in Longview, Texas.
Funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Rose-Neath’s Bossier Chapel in Bossier City, La. Officiating will be the Rev. Mae Jordan of Fellowship Tabernacle. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Lawson.
Visitation will be from 3 until 5 p.m. today at Rose-Neath’s Bossier Chapel.
Mrs. Farmer was born in El Dorado, and was a resident of Karnack, Texas. She was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Farmer; parents; son, Charles Ray Farmer; two sisters; and two brothers.
Survivors include her son, Jeff Farmer and his fiancée, Debbie, of Jefferson, Texas; daughters, Margie Mitchell and her husband, Michael, and Lisa Farmer of Karnack, Theresa Trebing of Avinger, Texas, Jodale Robinson of Karnack; brother, Pete Ward of El Dorado; nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several adopted grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be Juan Gonzalez, Jessie Farmer, Timothy Warren, Dakota Akridge, Robert Norman Jr. and Mark Sprayberry.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jessie Akridge, Brian Cooper, Edgar Belcher III, David Mitchell, Chris Price and Billy Manshack.

THOMAS L. GRIFFIN
Thomas Lee "Fuzzy" Griffin, 89, of Friendswood, Texas, and formerly of El Dorado, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at his residence.
Arrangements will be announced by Young’s Funeral Directors.

MARY M. HEIMBACH
Mary Margueret Lewellin Heimbach, 89, of El Dorado, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at Hudson Senior Center.
She was born Dec. 11, 1918, in Malvern, the daughter of William Winford Lewellin and Ruth Dewey Reed Lewellin.
She was a retired teacher, a graduate of Henderson State Teachers College, and a member of the National Education Association, Arkansas Education Association, Arkansas Retired Teachers Association, and Delta Kappa Gamma. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Earl George Heimbach.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Ruth Davis and her husband, Bryan, of Little Rock, and Mary Earl Smith and her husband, Steve, of Pine Bluff; two grandchildren, Carrie Hardin and her husband, Ron, of Springdale. and Matthew Davis of Santa Barbara, Calif.; great-granddaughter, Mollie Margaret Hardin; brother, Finis Reed Lewellin and his wife, Alice, of Sugarland, Texas; and sister-in-law, Betty Zentmeyer of Cincinnati.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Smackover Cemetery with the Rev. Pam Brule officiating and under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Hill St., El Dorado, AR 71730; or Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730.

CACILIA HOWARD
Cacilia Howard, 79, of El Dorado, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at Life Touch Hospice House.
Born November 22, 1928, in Bichel, Germany, to Markus Veitl and Anna Haslinger Veitl, she worked for Lion Oil Co. for several years before being employed by Col. Barton and Barton Enterprises, where she retired.
Cacilia was an artist and worked in oils. Her paintings are scattered from Mexico to the United States and across Europe. S
She was an avid sportswoman and enjoyed the outdoors with boating and water-skiing being her favorite.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Rosa Veitl.
Survivors include her husband, William R. Howard of El Dorado; and sister, Anna Veitl Harpf of Munich, Germany.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Rest Haven Memorial Park’s Mausoleum with the Rev. Bruce Murphy officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
Memorials may be made to UCAPS, P. O. Box 204, El Dorado, AR 71730.
An online guest registry is available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com

DAVID W. JOHNSON
David Wayne Johnson, 35, of El Dorado, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at his residence.
Arrangements will be announced by Young’s Funeral Directors.

ANNIE P. LEWIS
Annie Pearl Lewis, 64, of El Dorado, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, in El Dorado.
Arrangements will be announced by Sims Mortuary.

GERALDINE F. PAGE
Geraldine F. Page, 77, of El Dorado, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at Medical Center of South Arkansas.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at West Side Baptist Church with the Rev. Gerald Perry officiating.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in El Dorado under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
El Dorado News Times
Published: 01/02/2008

ABBIE W. FARMER
Funeral for Abbie Ward Lorene Farmer, 64, will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Rose-Neath’s Bossier Chapel in Bossier City, La. Officiating will be the Rev. Mae Jordan of Fellowship Tabernacle. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Lawson.

MARY M. HEIMBACH
Graveside services for Mary Margueret Lewellin Heimbach, 89, of El Dorado, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Smackover Cemetery with the Rev. Pam Brule officiating, and under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Hill St., El Dorado, AR 71730; or Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730.

JAMES K. HOLLIS
James Kenneth Hollis, 74, of Calion, died Sunday, Dec. 30. 2007, in Calion.
Born Oct. 8, 1933, in Patmos, he was the son of L.B. and Vida Breedlove Hollis. He was retired from Colonial Baking Co. and was business owner of Calion Used Cars. he was a member of Calion Baptist Church, and a United States Army veteran, 2nd Armored Provision 16th Artillery Ft. Hood, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Evans Hollis; and his parents.
Survivors include two daughters, Jeannie Sue Hollis and Janie Lou Hollis, both of Shreveport, La.; two brothers, Horace Lynn Hollis of Russellville, and Donnie Hollis of Springhill, La.; a sister, Adelle Horton of Dry Prong, La.; four grandchildren, David and Gary Bourgeois, Jimmy Swain and Christy Crook, all of Bossier City, La.; 13 great-grandchildren; a stepson, Rick and wife, Karen Evans of Calion; two step-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren; and his caregiver, Charlene Bates.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Herndon-Pharr Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Bobo officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Nebo Cemetery under the direction of Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home of Hope.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.herndonpharr.com

CACILIA HOWARD
Graveside services for Cacilia Howard, 79, of El Dorado, will be at 2 p.m. today at Rest Haven Memorial Park’s Mausoleum with the Rev. Bruce Murphy officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
Memorials may be made to UCAPS, P. O. Box 204, El Dorado, AR 71730.
An online guest registry is available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com

DAVID W. JOHNSON
David Wayne Johnson, 35, of Junction City, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, of natural causes.
Born Feb. 24, 1972, in El Dorado, he was the son of Randy and Kathy Johnson. After graduating from Old Union High School, David continued working in the family business. David also worked in a Work Release Program for the city of El Dorado. David was a reserve police officer for the El Dorado Police Department and the Union County Sheriff’s Office. David managed the city auditorium and was responsible for many of the entertainment groups that performed in El Dorado. In his most recent years, David worked in the amusement and entertainment business as co-owner of Johnson Bros. Amusement Co.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Karen McMurtry.
Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Cynthia Glover Johnson of Junction City; one daughter, Madison Danielle Johnson of Junction City; his parents; three brothers, Mark McMurtry and his wife, Edna, of Houston, Texas, James Johnson of El Dorado, Kenneth Johnson of El Dorado; two brother-in-laws, Greg Glover of El Dorado and George Glover of Junction City and one sister-in-law, Mary K. Glover of Houston, Texas, and numerous nephews, nieces, and aunts.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, in Roselawn Cemetery in Junction City under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors, with Bro. Claude Patterson officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers include Mark McMurtry Sr., Mark McMurtry, Jr., James Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Greg Glover, and George Glover.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
To sign the online guest registry, visit www.youngsfuneralhome.com

GUSSIE M. MARTIN
Gussie M. Martin, 83, of El Dorado, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at Medical Center of South Arkansas.
The daughter of Jake Allen and Laura Mae Pool, she was born June 17, 1924, in El Dorado. She was a retired home care worker, and was a member of First Saint James Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, T.J. Martin; and two sons, Willie Lee Martin and Jay Lee Martin.
Survivors include four daughters, Laura Meadows, Mae Haynes and Sharon Loyd of El Dorado, and Martha Hudson of Los Angeles, Calif.; one brother, Hollis Allen of Mesquit, Mich.; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Saint James Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Aaron officiating. Burial will be in Union Arc Cemetery in Dodge City under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.
Public viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family will be at 707 S. Smith St. in El Dorado.

GERALDINE F. PAGE
Geraldine F. Page, 77, of El Dorado, died Monday, December 31, 2007, at Medical Center of South Arkansas.
Born Feb. 7, 1930, in El Dorado, she was the daughter of Wesley Ford and Mary Ortego Ford. She was a homemaker and was employed at First National Bank for many years before going to work in real estate sales. She was a member of Eastern Star and West Side Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents and husband, James H. Page.
Survivors include one son, John H. Page Sr.; one daughter, Jo Lynn Page Hamilton and husband, Ken; granddaughter, Ashley Page; and grandson, John H. Page Jr., all of El Dorado.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at West Side Baptist Church with Rev. Gerald Perry officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guest registry is available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

JESSIE SHIVERS
Jessie (Tommy) Shivers, 81, of London, died Sunday. Dec. 30, 2007, at St. Mary's Regional in Russellville.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in London with the Rev. Danny Green officiating. Burial will be in Strong Cemetery under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
El Dorado News Times
Published: 01/03/2008

CURTIS ALLEN
Curtis Allen, 60, of Smackover, died recently at his residence.
Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Funeral Home.

MARY M. HEIMBACH
Graveside services for Mary Margueret Lewellin Heimbach, 89, of El Dorado, will be at 11 a.m. today in Smackover Cemetery with the Rev. Pam Brule officiating, and under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

JAMES K. HOLLIS
James Kenneth Hollis, 74, of Calion, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at Calion.
He was retired from Colonial Baking Co. and was business owner of Calion Used Cars. The son of L.B. and Vida Breedlove Hollis, he was born Oct. 8, 1933, in Patmos.
He was a member of Calion Baptist Church and was a United States Army veteran, a 2nd Armored Provision 16th Artillery, Fort Hood, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Evans Hollis; and his mother and father.
Survivors include two daughters, Jeannie Sue Hollis and her husband, Bruce Johnson, of Shreveport, La., and Janie Lou Hollis and her husband, Jamie Baker, of Benton La.; two brothers, Horace Lynn Hollis of Russellville, and Donnie Hollis of Springhill, La.; one sister, Adelle Horton of Dry Prong, La.. ; four grandchildren, David and Gary Bourgeois, Jimmy Swain and Christy Crook, all of Bossier City, La.; 13 great-grandchildren; a stepson, Rick and his wife, Karen Evans, of Calion; two step-grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; and his caregiver, Charlene Bates.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Herndon-Pharr Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Bobo officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Nebo Cemetery under the direction of Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home.
To sign the online guest book, please visit www.herndonpharr.com

DAVID W. JOHNSON
A graveside service for David Wayne Johnson, 35, of Junction City, will be at 10 a.m. today in Roselawn Cemetery in Junction City under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors, with Bro. Claude Patterson officiating.

KERRY S. MANASCO
Kerry Sorrells Manasco, 32, of El Dorado, died Wednesday, Jan 2, 2008, at Life Touch Hospice following a brief illness.
Arrangements will be announced by Bailey Funeral Home.

GUSSIE M. MARTIN
Funeral for Gussie M. Martin, 83, of El Dorado, will be at 2 p.m. today at First Saint James Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Aaron officiating. Burial will be in Union Arc Cemetery in Dodge City under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.
Public viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family will be at 707 S. Smith St., El Dorado.

MARGARET J. McCUISTION
Margaret J. McCuistion, 91, of El Dorado, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at Life Touch Hospice House.
The daughter of Jule Sherman and Mae Bishop Langston, she was born Aug. 10, 1916, in El Dorado. She was a retired technician for Warner Brown Hospital and a member of First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Emmitt Watson McCuistion; and a son, Richard McCuistion.
Survivors include a son, Jerry McCuistion of Pennsylvania; a daughter, Margaret Ann Hendren of Texas City, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service was held at Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

GERALDINE F. PAGE
Funeral for Geraldine F. Page, 77, of El Dorado, will be at 2 p.m. today at West Side Baptist Church with the Rev. Gerald Perry officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

EVELYN PERKINS
Evelyn Perkins, 89, of El Dorado, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at Medical Center of South Arkansas.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Arlington Memorial Park in El Dorado under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. Dr. Lynn Worthen will officiate.
The family will be at 1501 W. Main, El Dorado.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 200 W. Main St., El Dorado, AR 71730; or Alzheimer’s Arkansas Programs & Services, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409.

JESSIE SHIVERS
Jessie (Tommy) Shivers, 81, of London, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at St. Mary’s Regional Hospital in Russellville.
The son of Jess and Artie Berry Shivers, he was born June 17, 1926, in Strong. He was a United Sates Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He worked as a pipe fitter with Arkansas Nuclear One, retiring in 1985. He was a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Crossett Masonic Lodge, and also was a member of the Shriner’s. He also was a member of the London Civic Club and active with the Pope County Farmers Market, and was a member of the London First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Claudette Blasingame.
Survivors include his wife, Francis Shivers of Russellville; two daughters, Monte Shivers McCaghren of Winslow and Tomi Ballard of El Dorado; two sons, Hugh Newsom of Humble, Texas, and Curtis Newsom of Ringgold, La.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Grady Shivers of Crossett and DeWitt Shivers of Hunter; and one sister, Monte Ford of Crossett.
Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. today, at First Baptist Church in London with the Rev. Danny Green officiating.
Graveside funeral services will be at 4 p.m. today in Strong Cemetery in Strong under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church.

CHERIO THOMAS
Cherio Thomas, 69, of El Dorado, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Camden.
The son of Matthew and Tommie Lee Chipman Thomas, he was born Aug. 1, 1938, in Mount Holly. He was a member of Free Union A.M.E. Church. He was a self-employed concrete finisher, working with Milam Construction Co. until he retired.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruby T. Thomas; and one brother.
Survivors include his daughter, Kimberly Thomas of Dallas; four brothers, Parnell Thomas, Johnnie Lee Thomas, Aaron Thomas, and Garland Thomas, all of Rockford, Ill.; three sisters, Odessia Albert of Camden, Carolyn Butler of Gurdon, and Rosie Arnold of Rockford; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Free Union A.M.E. Church in El Dorado with the Rev. Angela Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Free Union A.M.E. Church Cemetery under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.
Public viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
El Dorado News Times
Published: 01/04/2008

THOMAS L. GRIFFIN
Thomas L. "Fuzzy" Griffin, 89, of Friendswood, Texas, and formerly of El Dorado, passed away Dec. 29, 2007, after a long battle with dementia.
He was born Sept. 25, 1918, in El Dorado to Morgan and Ruth Griffin and was raised in El Dorado, graduating from El Dorado High School and the University of Arkansas.
He was a 50-year member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and was initiate number 1,000 of the XI chapter at Arkansas. It was at the University of Arkansas that he met his wife "Kappy." They were married in 1948 and were married 59 years at his death.
A 50-year member of the El Dorado Masonic Lodge, he was also a member of the El Dorado Lion’s Club and was named "Lion of the Year" in 1964, and served as president in 1967. He was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church in El Dorado and a member of the Francis Asbury Sunday School class. He served his country in World War II and retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserves. He was employed for 31 years by American Oil Co. in El Dorado and Texas City, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Griffin.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn "Kappy" Griffin; and one son, Thomas Lee Griffin Jr., both of Friendswood, Texas.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Arlington Memorial Park with the Rev. Jim Polk officiating and under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Hill St., El Dorado, AR 71730.

ANNIE P. LOUIS
Annie Pearl Louis, 64, of El Dorado, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at Life Touch Hospice.
The daughter of Willie and Eloise Harton Yarbrough, she was born Oct. 7, 1943, in El Dorado. She was a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, and was an assembly line operator at Prescolite Industries.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Alford and Billy Yarbrough; and three sisters, Annie L. Jackson, Willie P. Talley, and Lucille Knighton.
Survivors include one son, Joe Lewis; one daughter, Teresa Nute, both of El Dorado; two brothers, Willie Gene Yarbrough and Malachi Yarbrough, both of El Dorado; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Felton Burgie officiating. Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Sims Mortuary Chapel.

KERRY L. MANASCO
Kerry LeAnn Sorrells Manasco, 32, of El Dorado, went home to her heavenly Father on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at Life Touch Hospice House following a brief illness.
Born on July 2, 1975, in El Dorado, she was the daughter of Rickey and Alice Bates Sorrells.
Kerry had graduated from Union High School in 1993 and had been previously employed at the El Dorado News-Times. She was a member of the Pentecostals of El Dorado Church.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Elmer and Mable Bates; paternal grandfather, Jack Sorrells; aunts, Gaile Harper and Hope McGoogan; and a cousin, Calvin Harbour.
Survivors include her husband, Shawn Manasco; sons, Devin Cole and Preston Manasco; and daughter, Kaylee Manasco; and her parents Rickey and Alice Sorrells; a brother, Bubba Sorrells and his wife, Emily, all of El Dorado; and a sister, Wendy Sims and her husband, Paul, of Junction City. Also surviving is her paternal grandmother, Gurtha Sorrells; mother and father-in-law, Debbie and Tommy Conley; brother-in-law, Cody Manasco; sister-in-law, Cassie Conley; aunts, Carol Jenkins (Frank) of Lake Village, Mary Harbour (David) of Crossett, Marilyn Moreno of Union Community, Dean Roberson (Roy), Tip Vestal (Mouzon) of Strong, Ann Hill of Urbana, June Kirtley (Kenneth) of Camden, and Joy Pugh of El Dorado. Uncles surviving are Dan Bates, Keith Bates (Janice), Joe Mac Sorrells (Mignon) of El Dorado, and J.C. Bates (ElDain) of Pearl River, La.; and nephews, Justin Sorrells, Nicholas Sorrells, Colton Cain and Taylor Cain. Also surviving are a host of great aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Pentecostals of El Dorado Church on James Boulevard with the Revs. William N. Dillon and Clay Hale officiating. Interment will follow in Philadelphia Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends beginning at 4 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to Life Touch Hospice House, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730.
Please sign the online register at www.baileyfuneralhome.net.

ELLENA Z. NEWTON
Ellena Zigler Newton, 92, of El Dorado, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007.
The daughter of John and Beulah Moore Zigler, she was born April 30, 1915, in Cairo. She was a member of Mount Zion-Lisbon where she served on the usher board, choir, and was a church mother.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dave Newton; four brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include one sister, Mae Scott of San Diego.
Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Lisbon with the Rev. Thomas Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home of El Dorado.
Public viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time for viewing.

BURL PEARSON
Burl "Sugar Foot" Pearson, 81, of Junction City, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at his residence.
The son of Pink and Gracie Pearson, he was born April 3, 1926. He was a member of Mount Union Baptist Church of Junction City. He was retired from the Caterpillar Tractor Co. of Milwaukee after 30 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Gertie Mae Clark Pearson of Junction City; one daughter, Melbertine Shaw of Junction City; and three sons, Jewel W. Pearson, Ronald Pearson, and Kevin Pearson, all of Junction City; and two sisters, Clotee Gray and Juanita Gray of Milwaukee.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Mount Union Baptist Church in Junction City with the Rev. Raymond Jordan Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Community Cemetery in Junction City under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.
Public viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time for viewing.

EVELYN PERKINS
Evelyn Perkins, 89, of El Dorado, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at Medical Center of South Arkansas.
Born March 25, 1918, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., she was the daughter of John William Fleming and Bertha Kraft Fleming.
She was a homemaker until her children completed school and later joined her husband at El Dorado Pharmacy as bookkeeper and "jack-of-all-trades." She was a member of First Baptist Church; member of Prime-Timers and a Sunday School teacher.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, John Sherwood Perkins; a brother, Willis Fleming; and sister, Marie Pfeiffer.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Perk; a daughter, Sherry Bartley of Little Rock; a grandson, Joseph Kirby Mahony III, of Little Rock; and three great-grandchildren, Jordan Mahony, Alex Mahony and Joseph Kirby Mahony IV.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Arlington Memorial Park under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors with Dr. Lynn Worthen officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family will receive friends at their residence, 1501 W. Main.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 200 W. Main, El Dorado, AR 71730; or Arkansas Alzheimer’s Programs and Services, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409.
To sign the online guest registry, visit www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

GENELLE RAULSTON
Genelle Raulston, of Calion, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at her home.
Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Funeral Home.

CHERIO THOMAS
Funeral for Cherio Thomas, 69, of El Dorado, will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Free Union A.M.E. Church in El Dorado with the Rev. Angela Rogers
El Dorado News Times
Published: 01/04/2008

THOMAS L. GRIFFIN
Thomas L. "Fuzzy" Griffin, 89, of Friendswood, Texas, and formerly of El Dorado, passed away Dec. 29, 2007, after a long battle with dementia.
He was born Sept. 25, 1918, in El Dorado to Morgan and Ruth Griffin and was raised in El Dorado, graduating from El Dorado High School and the University of Arkansas.
He was a 50-year member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and was initiate number 1,000 of the XI chapter at Arkansas. It was at the University of Arkansas that he met his wife "Kappy." They were married in 1948 and were married 59 years at his death.
A 50-year member of the El Dorado Masonic Lodge, he was also a member of the El Dorado Lion’s Club and was named "Lion of the Year" in 1964, and served as president in 1967. He was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church in El Dorado and a member of the Francis Asbury Sunday School class. He served his country in World War II and retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserves. He was employed for 31 years by American Oil Co. in El Dorado and Texas City, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Griffin.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn "Kappy" Griffin; and one son, Thomas Lee Griffin Jr., both of Friendswood, Texas.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Arlington Memorial Park with the Rev. Jim Polk officiating and under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Hill St., El Dorado, AR 71730.

ANNIE P. LOUIS
Annie Pearl Louis, 64, of El Dorado, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at Life Touch Hospice.
The daughter of Willie and Eloise Harton Yarbrough, she was born Oct. 7, 1943, in El Dorado. She was a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, and was an assembly line operator at Prescolite Industries.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Alford and Billy Yarbrough; and three sisters, Annie L. Jackson, Willie P. Talley, and Lucille Knighton.
Survivors include one son, Joe Lewis; one daughter, Teresa Nute, both of El Dorado; two brothers, Willie Gene Yarbrough and Malachi Yarbrough, both of El Dorado; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Felton Burgie officiating. Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Sims Mortuary Chapel.

KERRY L. MANASCO
Kerry LeAnn Sorrells Manasco, 32, of El Dorado, went home to her heavenly Father on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at Life Touch Hospice House following a brief illness.
Born on July 2, 1975, in El Dorado, she was the daughter of Rickey and Alice Bates Sorrells.
Kerry had graduated from Union High School in 1993 and had been previously employed at the El Dorado News-Times. She was a member of the Pentecostals of El Dorado Church.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Elmer and Mable Bates; paternal grandfather, Jack Sorrells; aunts, Gaile Harper and Hope McGoogan; and a cousin, Calvin Harbour.
Survivors include her husband, Shawn Manasco; sons, Devin Cole and Preston Manasco; and daughter, Kaylee Manasco; and her parents Rickey and Alice Sorrells; a brother, Bubba Sorrells and his wife, Emily, all of El Dorado; and a sister, Wendy Sims and her husband, Paul, of Junction City. Also surviving is her paternal grandmother, Gurtha Sorrells; mother and father-in-law, Debbie and Tommy Conley; brother-in-law, Cody Manasco; sister-in-law, Cassie Conley; aunts, Carol Jenkins (Frank) of Lake Village, Mary Harbour (David) of Crossett, Marilyn Moreno of Union Community, Dean Roberson (Roy), Tip Vestal (Mouzon) of Strong, Ann Hill of Urbana, June Kirtley (Kenneth) of Camden, and Joy Pugh of El Dorado. Uncles surviving are Dan Bates, Keith Bates (Janice), Joe Mac Sorrells (Mignon) of El Dorado, and J.C. Bates (ElDain) of Pearl River, La.; and nephews, Justin Sorrells, Nicholas Sorrells, Colton Cain and Taylor Cain. Also surviving are a host of great aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Pentecostals of El Dorado Church on James Boulevard with the Revs. William N. Dillon and Clay Hale officiating. Interment will follow in Philadelphia Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends beginning at 4 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to Life Touch Hospice House, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730.
Please sign the online register at www.baileyfuneralhome.net.

ELLENA Z. NEWTON
Ellena Zigler Newton, 92, of El Dorado, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007.
The daughter of John and Beulah Moore Zigler, she was born April 30, 1915, in Cairo. She was a member of Mount Zion-Lisbon where she served on the usher board, choir, and was a church mother.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dave Newton; four brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include one sister, Mae Scott of San Diego.
Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Lisbon with the Rev. Thomas Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home of El Dorado.
Public viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time for viewing.

BURL PEARSON
Burl "Sugar Foot" Pearson, 81, of Junction City, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at his residence.
The son of Pink and Gracie Pearson, he was born April 3, 1926. He was a member of Mount Union Baptist Church of Junction City. He was retired from the Caterpillar Tractor Co. of Milwaukee after 30 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Gertie Mae Clark Pearson of Junction City; one daughter, Melbertine Shaw of Junction City; and three sons, Jewel W. Pearson, Ronald Pearson, and Kevin Pearson, all of Junction City; and two sisters, Clotee Gray and Juanita Gray of Milwaukee.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Mount Union Baptist Church in Junction City with the Rev. Raymond Jordan Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Community Cemetery in Junction City under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.
Public viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time for viewing.

EVELYN PERKINS
Evelyn Perkins, 89, of El Dorado, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at Medical Center of South Arkansas.
Born March 25, 1918, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., she was the daughter of John William Fleming and Bertha Kraft Fleming.
She was a homemaker until her children completed school and later joined her husband at El Dorado Pharmacy as bookkeeper and "jack-of-all-trades." She was a member of First Baptist Church; member of Prime-Timers and a Sunday School teacher.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, John Sherwood Perkins; a brother, Willis Fleming; and sister, Marie Pfeiffer.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Perk; a daughter, Sherry Bartley of Little Rock; a grandson, Joseph Kirby Mahony III, of Little Rock; and three great-grandchildren, Jordan Mahony, Alex Mahony and Joseph Kirby Mahony IV.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Arlington Memorial Park under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors with Dr. Lynn Worthen officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family will receive friends at their residence, 1501 W. Main.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 200 W. Main, El Dorado, AR 71730; or Arkansas Alzheimer’s Programs and Services, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409.
To sign the online guest registry, visit www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

GENELLE RAULSTON
Genelle Raulston, of Calion, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at her home.
Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Funeral Home.

CHERIO THOMAS
Funeral for Cherio Thomas, 69, of El Dorado, will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Free Union A.M.E. Church in El Dorado with the Rev. Angela Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Free Union A.M.E. Church Cemetery under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.
Public viewing will be from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

MARGARET M. WINDOM
Margaret "Tudie" Martin Windom, 62, of Cullen, La., and formerly of Magnolia, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, in the Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, La.
Survivors include three sisters, Yvonne James of Las Vegas, Beverly Gail Ellis of Cullen, and Loretta Wheeler of Magnolia.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Henderson’s Mortuary Chapel in Magnolia with the Rev. Douglas McArthur Lewis officiating.
Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. at Twenty-third Psalms Cemetery in Magnolia under the direction of Henderson’s Funeral Service of Magnolia.

LILLIAN J. WARD
Lillian J. Ward, 75, of El Dorado, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Further arrangements will be announced by Bailey Funeral Home of El Dorado.
El Dorado News Times
Published: 01/05/2008

FLYNN BARNES JR.
Flynn Barnes Jr., 56, of El Dorado, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at the VA Hospital in Little Rock.
Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Funeral Home of El Dorado.

CHARLLA Y. BURROW
Charlla Young Burrow, 40, of Conway, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008.
Arrangements will be announced by Perry's Funeral Chapels of El Dorado.

JESSIE COUCH
Jessie "Doug" Couch, 83, of Marysville, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at Oak Ridge Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Young's Funeral Directors.
Further arrangements will be announced by Young's.

LOIS M. DAVIDSON
Lois Mae Davidson, 80, of Warren, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at Bradley County Medical Center.
The daughter of Gus Neely and Lillian Terry Neely, she was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Rison. She was a homemaker and a member of Central Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald E. Davidson; three brothers, Edward Neely of Pine Bluff, J.D. Neely and Sonny Neely, both of Herbine; and one sister, Peggy Young of Rye.
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Garrison Cemetery near Warren under the direction of Frazer’s Funeral Home of Warren.

DEWEY JONES
Dewey Jones, 81, of Aledo, Texas, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008.
He was born June 16, 1926, in Glenwood.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jones; daughters, Sharon Rousseau, Brenda Breisch, and Gail Henderson; brother, Doyce Jones of El Dorado; sister, Ruth Jones; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth, Texas.
Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Castleberry Baptist Church with interment following in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Arrangements are under the direction of Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth.

ANNIE P. LOUIS
Funeral for Annie Pearl Louis, 64, of El Dorado, will be at 11 a.m. today at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Felton Burgie officiating. Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary.
Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. today at the funeral home.

KERRY L. MANASCO
Funeral for Kerry LeAnn Sorrells Manasco, 32, of El Dorado, will be at 10 a.m. today at the Pentecostals of El Dorado Church on James Boulevard with the Revs. William N. Dillon and Clay Hale officiating. Interment will follow in Philadelphia Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.
ELLENA Z. NEWTON
Funeral for Ellena Zigler Newton, 92, of El Dorado, will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Lisbon with the Rev. Thomas Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home. Public viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time for viewing.

BURL PEARSON
Funeral for Burl "Sugar Foot" Pearson, 81, of Junction City, will be at 11 a.m. today at New Mount Union Baptist Church in Junction City with the Rev. Raymond Jordan Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Community Cemetery in Junction City under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.
Public viewing will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. today at the funeral home.
The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time for viewing.

EVELYN PERKINS
A graveside service for Evelyn Perkins, 89, of El Dorado, will be held 2 p.m. today at Arlington Memorial Park under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors with Dr. Lynn Worthen officiating.
El Dorado News Times
Published: 01/06/2008

WYLONDA J. CARROLL
Funeral services for Mrs. Wylonda Johnson Cruse Carroll, 83, of Spearsville, La., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterling-ton Road, Monroe, La., with Dr. Connie Ward officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Carroll was born in Winnsboro, La., in 1924 and passed away Jan. 3, 2008, at Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado.
Mrs. Carroll loved to spend time with her family, work in her garden, and to travel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Travis Carroll and grandchildren, Tom Cruse and Denny Roark.
Survivors include her children, Tommy Cruse and wife, Sharon, Joyce Hornsby and husband, David, Donna Cagle and husband, Nick; grandchildren, Jay Cruse, Mary Cruse, Tim Cagle, Darryl Cagle, Gary Roark; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Tina Baird and husband, Harmon, Mary Jean Hatten and husband, Lloyd, Carolyn Nelson and husband, Ray, and Linda Dear and husband, Buck; three brothers, R. Z. Johnson, Jake Johnson and wife, Charlann, and Peyton Johnson and wife, Shelley; numerous nieces and nephews, and special caregiver, Grace Clark.
Pallbearers will be Jake Roark, Donald Johnson, Jay Cruse, Christopher Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Stanley Johnson, Darryl Cagle and Chad Johnson.
Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.

JESSE COUCH
Jessie "Doug" Couch, 83, of Marysville, passed away, Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at Oak Ridge Nursing Home.
Born Aug. 23, 1924, in Hot Springs, he was the son of the late Jessie Couch and Leona (White) Couch.
Doug was a World War II Army veteran; the former manager for Griffing Railway Repair; a Shriner; a 32nd degree Mason and an avid fisherman and member of Marysville United Methodist Church.
Preced-ing him in death are his parents; three brothers, Melvin, Bill, and Delbert Couch; a sister, Joy Faye Winget.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Morene (Smith) Couch of Marysville; two sons, Barry Couch and his wife, Judy, of El Dorado, Scott Couch of Marysville; two step-brothers, Wayne Cole and his wife, Gail, of El Dorado, John Cole of Homer, La.; very special sisters-in-law and a host of nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Marysville United Methodist Church under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors with Pastors Rebecca Wiseman and Larry Goza officiating. Burial will follow in Marysville Cemetery.
To sign an online guest registry, visit www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

LOIS M. DAVIDSON
Graveside service for Lois Mae Davidson, 80, of Warren, will be at 1:30 p.m. today in Garrison Cemetery near Warren under the direction of Frazer’s Funeral Home of Warren.

ALLIE B. EDWARDS
Allie Belle Edwards, 59, of Magnolia, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home.
Arrangements will be announced by Lewis Funeral Home.

GEORGIA HANSON
Georgia Hanson, 79 of Plano, Texas formerly of El Dorado, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at the Medical Center of Plano.
Arrangements will be announced by Bailey Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

MARIE NETTLES
Marie Nettles of Opelika, Ala., and formerly of Murfreesboro, the Nathan community, died Jan. 3, 2008. She was born in Calhoun County on Nov. 2, 1913 to James Thomas Winters and Ollie Lucinda Harrison Winters.
She is survived by a son, Robert Graham Nettles Jr.; a daughter, Ganata Jo Nettles; three grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Graham Nettles Sr.; and two grandchildren, Russell Robert Nettles and Michael Guy Nettles.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 702 Avenue A, Opelika, Ala., 36801.
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home of Opelika and Proctor Funeral Home of Camden are in charge of arrangements.
Graveside services for will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lakeside Cemetery near Camden. Al Terrell will officiate.

BERNADETTE WATSON
Bernadette Watson, 53, of Magnolia, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at Magnolia Hospital.
Arrangements will be announced by Marks Funeral Home.