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Obituaries | Posted 01/11/2018 - 11:35am
Evelyn “Lucille” McLure Burroughs, 83, of Buhl, Ala. died December 27, 2017, at Hospice of West Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Lora McLure, Early Brooks Ferguson and seven siblings. Survivors include her husband, John Edward Burroughs; daughters Judy McLure, Shelley Johnson and Diane Proffitt; sons Jimmy Braden and John Edward Burroughs Jr.; a sister, Virginia Robinson; a brother, Fain McLure; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Born near the Prairie Grove...
Obituaries | Posted 01/11/2018 - 11:34am
Robert E. “Bob” Cockrell, 90, of Monticello passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock. He was born October 14, 1927 in the Green Hill community to the late Earl Cockrell and Vera Ray Cockrell. He was owner/operator of Bob’s Shoes, a World War II United States Army Veteran and a longtime member of Second Baptist Church where he served as usher and Sunday school secretary for 40 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, and will be...
Obituaries | Posted 01/11/2018 - 11:29am
Hattie Grace Davis, daughter of Bryan and Brandy Davis, went to be with her Lord Friday, January 5, 2018 at the the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. She was born January 4, 2018 in Little Rock. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Donald Davis and Mary Davis Kitchel, and a great-grandmother, Austie Johnson. Survivors include her parents, Bryan (B.K.) and Brandy Johnson Davis, her brother, Drake Davis, and her sister, Olivia Davis, all of Monticello; her...
Obituaries | Posted 01/11/2018 - 11:28am
Robert Devon Marter, 85, of Collins passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was born July 17, 1932 in Monticello to the late James Ezra Marter and Gertrude Jane Griffith Marter. He was retired from Burlington Industries and a member of the Dermott Assembly of God Church. Mr. Marter played several musical instruments and loved music and singing his favorite hymns. He was a very loving husband, daddy and papaw, was a friend to many and...
Obituaries | Posted 01/11/2018 - 11:27am
Billie Fern Nelms Reinhart, 76, of Monticello passed away peacefully with her family at her side Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born July 23, 1941 in Monticello to the late Jess Nelms and Bonnie Doss Nelms. She was the widow of James Lewis Reinhart, a retired employee of Drew Memorial Hospital and a member of Oak Grove Assembly Of God Church. Survivors include her son, Dr. Lewis King of Dallas; a daughter, Theresa Burnett of Little Rock; one...
Obituaries | Posted 01/11/2018 - 11:24am
Gene “Bear” Veazey Jr., 58, of Monticello died January 4, 2018 at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born in Houston on November 8, 1959 to Gene Lavoy Veasey Sr. and Betty Lawson Veazey. He was a United States Marine veteran. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Sarah Veazey, and one sister, Janet Castle. Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Veazey and Hannah Veazey, both of Monticello; the mothers of his children, Angela Lewis of Monticello and Paula Veazey of...
Obituaries | Posted 01/11/2018 - 11:23am
Addie Bea Lamb Washington, 89, of Monticello died on January 2, 2018 at Belle View Estates Rehabilitation and Care Center. She was the daughter of the late Willie and Gracie Lamb. She was the widow of Newt Washington Sr. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, James and Edward Washington; a grandson, Anthony “Tony” Watson Jr.; a great-grandchild, Anthony Watson III; three sisters: Lillie Washington, Georgia Washington and Mary Christian; and one brother, Terry...
Obituaries | Posted 01/04/2018 - 10:56am
Sterling Oliver Atkins Sr., 88, of Hamburg passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017. Mr. Atkins was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg. He was a 1947 graduate of Hamburg High School. Mr. Atkins began working as an electrician for the Crossett Company in 1949 and retired from the Georgia-Pacific Corporation in 1979. He joined the Hamburg First United Methodist Church in 1955 and was a 1950s Gold Club member. A 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Promise Land Masonic Lodge #652, he was a...
Obituaries | Posted 01/04/2018 - 10:54am
Harold Wayne Cooper passed away at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the age of 86 years. He was preceded in death by his father, William B. Cooper; his mother, Bernice Cooper; and his brothers, James Cooper and Travis Cooper. Wayne is survived by his wife of 59 years, Clara Cooper. They were married in Dallas on June 5, 1959. He is also lovingly remembered by his sister, Janice (Seth) Daniel of Hernando, Miss.; two sons, Bennett (Jackie) Cooper of Platte...
Obituaries | Posted 01/04/2018 - 10:52am
Flarrie Estelle “Flo” Willis, 92, of Redfield, formerly of Monticello, died Saturday, December 30, 2017. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 6 at Cranford Funeral Chapel of White Hall. Burial will follow in Union Ridge Cemetery at Monticello. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday. Online guestbook: CranfordFH.com. (Paid obituary)
Obituaries | Posted 01/04/2018 - 10:50am
Judy Diane Bostian, 79, of Arkadelphia, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 at her home. She was born March 26, 1947 to the late Marzel Prince and Mildred Johnson Anthony. Judy worked in the Food Service department at Henderson State University for many years. She always enjoyed visiting with people and never met a stranger. Survivors are her children, Tina (Tim) Johnson and Bryan Bostian, both of Bismarck, and Teresa (Jason) Hixon of Midway; a stepson, Kenneth Bostian of China; nine...
Obituaries | Posted 01/04/2018 - 10:49am
Sandra “Sandy” Brown Craig, 56, of Monticello passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Baptist Health Care in Little Rock. She was born January 4, 1961 in Houston to Thomas Brown of Monticello and the late Etta Chadwick Brown Hughes. She was a homemaker and was a Christian of the Baptist faith. In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Brenda Brown and Melonie Hughes. Survivors include one son, Steven Craig of Wilmar; one daughter, Anna Craig of Monticello;...
Obituaries | Posted 01/04/2018 - 10:48am
Steve Block, 52, of Monticello died December 23, 2017 at his home in Monticello. He was born January 25, 1965 in Monticello to the late Theodis Block and Betty Sawyer Block. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by three grandchildren. He is survived by two children, Brittany Block of Monticello and Stevia Block of Arkadelphia; four sisters, Linda (Jerry) Vincent, Gloria Oates, Ladonna (Eddie) Jones and Elaine Ingram, all of Monticello; and two grandchildren, Christian and...
Obituaries | Posted 01/04/2018 - 10:47am
Donald R. Geise, 58, of Monticello died Monday, December 18, 2017 at his home. He was born on February 6, 1959 in Chicago to the late Richard Andrew Geise and Carol Ann Spinney Geise. Survivors include two daughters, Natasha Geise of Wisconsin and Sarah Geise of Las Vegas; two brothers, Ronald Geise of Appleton, Wis. and Ricky Geise of Chicago; three stepdaughters, Jennifer, Angela and Rebecca; and 10 grandchildren, Dominic, Drayk, Lillyian, Anthony, Alex, Hank, David, Blane, Chase and Heaven...
Obituaries | Posted 01/04/2018 - 10:47am
Annie Mae Griffen, 85, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Monticello, died December 12, 2017 at Integris Hospice in Oklahoma City. She was born in Drew County on July 9, 1932 to William Griffern and Jewel Jackson Griffen. Survivors include her daughters, Eleanor Ann McNeary, Clifton Ann Keaton, Jenny McDaniel and Yetter McNery, all of Oklahoma City, and Janet Michelle Dew of Fargo, N.D.; and one son, Van William McNeary of Oklahoma City. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017...

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