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Obituaries | Posted 01/25/2018 - 11:05am
Ronald “Ronnie” David Woodall, 62, of Rison passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at his home. He was born September 16, 1955 in Bradley County to the late Howard T. Woodall and Minnie Myers Woodall. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Woodall. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran and worked many years for SeaArk Marine in their IT Computer Department. Ronnie was a very private man. He enjoyed woodworking, electronics, building computers and...
Obituaries | Posted 01/25/2018 - 11:02am
Bobby Lee Green, 50, of Monticello died Saturday, January 13, 2018 at his home. A son of the late George and Helen Green, he was born September 18, 1967. Survivors include his wife, Sherry Green; his children, Taquita Green and Emmanuel Green; his siblings, Cheryl Green, Joe Green and James (Lisa) Green; his step-grandmother, Estelle Franklin Lemon; and four granddaughters. Funeral services were January 20 at Brooks Chapel Baptist Church in Monticello. Burial followed in Union Cemetery in...
Obituaries | Posted 01/25/2018 - 11:01am
Linda Kay Bassett Johnson, 61, of Monticello died Friday, Jan. 12, at her home. She was born April 9, 1956 to the late Chester Bassett and Verline Phillips Bassett. Survivors include her husband, Earl Johnson of Monticello; a sister, Velester Meads of Little Rock; and two brothers, W.C. Bassett of West Covina, Calif. and Cornelius Ray (Debra) Bassett of Monticello. Funeral services were Saturday, January 20 at First Missionary Baptist Church with burial following in Oakland Cemetery. ...
Obituaries | Posted 01/25/2018 - 11:00am
William Edward Marvin Spears, 9 months, of Monticello died Monday, January 15, 2018 at his home. He was born April 10, 2017 in Monticello to Jacob Spears and Brittney Davey Spears. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Kelly Davey; and two great-grandfathers, Marvin Spears and Edward Davey. Survivors include his mother and father, Brittney and Jacob Spears of Monticello; his grandfather, Albert Davey of Monticello; his grandfather and grandmother, William Spears and Stacy Spears of...
Obituaries | Posted 01/25/2018 - 10:59am
Sybil Wilson Sulephen, 80, of El Dorado, formerly of Monticello, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Arkansas Hospice St. Vincent’s in Little Rock. She was born June 25, 1937 to the late John “Bud” and Vera Rhodes Waites. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husbands, Joe Wilson and Harold Bo Sulephen; a brother, John A. Waites; a sister, Rachael White; a daughter, Rhonda Shackelford; a son-in-law, Gary Shackleford; and grandsons, Caleb Carroll and Michael Wilson....
Obituaries | Posted 01/25/2018 - 10:58am
Marlene Waldrup Tucker, 81, of Monticello died Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at The Woods of Monticello Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born August 29, 1936 in Desha County to the late Noah Joshua Waldrup and Ozie Jones Waldrup. In addition to her parents and husband, Bobby Tucker, she was also preceded in death by one son, Raymond Tucker; one brother, N.D. Waldrup; and one sister, Gladys Waldrup. Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn (Chuck) Hoover of Monticello; two grandchildren...
Obituaries | Posted 01/25/2018 - 10:54am
Dallas Youngblood, 73, of Monticello died Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Drew Memorial Health System in Monticello. He was born January 1, 1945 in Pine Bluff to the late Dallas Youngblood Sr. and Cora Pittman Youngblood. Survivors include one brother, Bernard (Dianne) Youngblood of Lake Village; one niece, Lea Ann McIntyre of Crossett; and one great-nephew, Nathan McIntyre of Fayetteville. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26 at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Buddy Lemons...
Obituaries | Posted 01/25/2018 - 10:54am
Deontra Montrell Ollison Sr., 29, of Monticello died Thursday, January 18, 2018. He was born on April 3, 1988 to JoLynn Jordan and Gregory Ollison. Survivors include his mother and father, JoLynn Jordan and Greg Ollison, both of Monticello; his children, Deontra Ollison Jr., Chanel Ollison, Lauryn Jackson and Paisley Ollison; his siblings, Greg (Caitlin) Ollison Jr. of Haughton, La., and Donterrious Ollison and Jordan Ollison, both of Monticello; his aunts, Molly Thompson, Tommie Mae Berger,...
Obituaries | Posted 01/22/2018 - 8:04am
Donald Leo “Don” Pace, 76, of the Green Hill Community, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, at his home.  He was born November 3, 1941 in Drew County, to the late Woodrow Wilson Pace and Blanche Molly Piper Pace. He was a contractor, business owner, United States Army Veteran and a member of Green Hill Baptist Church.  Some of Don’s favorite hobbies were hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding, cooking and entertaining others, and raising exotic animals.  He loved to make people laugh and his personality...
Obituaries | Posted 01/22/2018 - 8:03am
Anna Jo Palmer Rash, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Drew Memorial Health System in Monticello. She was born on April 29, 1924 to parents Charles and Lona Palmer. She was the last surviving sibling from a family of 15 children. Anna Jo grew up in Monticello where she met Lewis Carlton Rash in elementary school. They were married on May 26, 1944 and lived in Monticello for ten years before moving to Lake Village to raise their children. During World War II, Anna Jo worked for Western...
Obituaries | Posted 01/22/2018 - 8:01am
Louise Case Sipes, 82, of Monticello, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, Jan. 13, at Belle View Estates Rehabilitation and Care Center in Monticello.  She was born December 1, 1935 in Star City, to the late James Carl Case and Beadie Mae McKinzie Case.  She was the widow of Travis Sipes, a retired teller at Commercial Bank and was a long-time member of Second Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one sister,...
Obituaries | Posted 01/22/2018 - 8:00am
Bro. Larry Eugene Wilkerson, 67, of Tyro, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, at Baptist Health Center in Little Rock.  He was born January 12, 1951 in Monticello to the late Herschell Eugene Wilkerson and Martha Nell Collins Wilkerson. He was a Pastor currently serving with Anderson Chapel Baptist Church.  Bro. Larry’s hobbies included playing baseball and softball, hunting, fishing, and serving as a volunteer fireman with the Monticello Fire Department and rescue unit.  However, his greatest love...
Obituaries | Posted 01/22/2018 - 7:58am
Fleta Madden Collins, 71, of Monticello died Saturday, Jan. 13, at Belle View Estates Rehabilitation and Care Center in Monticello. She was born October 3, 1946 in Plain Dealing, La. to Leon Madden and Gertrude Warren Madden. Survivors include three sisters-in-law, Susie Henry of Monticello, Macel Ruhn of Bryant and Flosteen Collins of Bismark; two brothers-in-law, Doyle Collins and Larry Etheridge of Monticello; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were...
Obituaries | Posted 01/22/2018 - 7:57am
Gerald Wayne Gladden, 75, of Monticello, died Friday, Jan. 12, at his home in Monticello. He was born March 12, 1942 in Hamburg, to Jewell Jordan Hargis and the late Delton Gladden. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Gay Youngblood Gladden; a son, Parish Gladden; and a sister, Susan Herring. Survivors include one son, Kim Gladden of Monticello; one daughter, Lisa Gladden of Monticello; his mother, Jewel Jordan Hargis of Monticello; two brothers, Billy Gladden and Dennis Gladden both of...
Obituaries | Posted 01/22/2018 - 7:56am
Johnny Graves, 76, of Monticello, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Drew Memorial Health System in Monticello.  He was born May 17, 1941 in Ashley County, to the late Guice Graves and Earlene Wigley Graves Myrick. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Tiner and Patricia Hunter; four brothers, Billy Ed Graves, John Clyde (Bobo) Graves, Gary Glenn (PeeWee) Graves and David Graves; his step-father, Tarver Myrick and step-mother, Betty Jean Holland Graves....

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