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Obituaries | Posted 09/29/2017 - 12:52pm
LeRoy Alexander, 85, of Lake Village passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at his home.  LeRoy was born October 3, 1931 to the late Albert B. and Louise Mangrum Alexander in Eudora. He was a member and Deacon of Portland Baptist Church in Portland.  He served in the United States Army and was a 33rd degree Mason in the Masonic Lodge located in Hamburg. He was always eager to serve the Scottish Rite Temple.  He was an outdoor enthusiast who loved to hunt, fish, or just simply enjoy the outdoors...
Obituaries | Posted 09/29/2017 - 12:47pm
William J. (W.J.) McKiever, 81, of Monticello passed away September 19, 2017. W.J. was born the youngest child into the loving home of George William and Bessie Lee Jordan McKiever on July 20, 1936 in the Prairie Grove community.  W.J., nicknamed “Jay” by his parents and siblings, attended Prairie Grove School through the seventh grade until he transferred to Drew Central. He graduated with honors in 1954, lettering in baseball, basketball and track. In the ninth grade, W.J. found a part-time...
Obituaries | Posted 09/21/2017 - 5:03pm
Patsy Green Winchester, 67, of Monticello, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at her home.  She was born December 29, 1949 in Beedeville, to the late Earnest Green and Reathy Allen Green. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her two husbands, Danny Winchester and Donnie Baty; and one brother, Earl Green.  Survivors include one son, Danny (Charlotte) Winchester of Rohwer; three daughters, Sandra (Mark) White of Farmington, Kami Winchester, and Debbie Baty of Rohwer; one...
Obituaries | Posted 09/21/2017 - 5:02pm
Cherie Kellum Prince, 63, of Monticello, died Friday, September 15, 2017 at The Woods of Monticello Health and Rehabilitation.  She was born March 24, 1954 in Monticello, to the late Charles Edward “Ed” Kellum and Pasty Ruth Barnett Kellum.                            In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ricky Kellum and Jamie Kellum. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Dennis Prince of Monticello; one son, David (Kim) Prince, of Monticello; one...
Obituaries | Posted 09/21/2017 - 5:00pm
Horace Junior, 77, of Monticello passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Belle View Estates Rehabilitiation and Care Center in Monticello.  He was born on July 12, 1940 in Lacey, to late Robert and Verlie Miller Junior. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Junior.                                                Survivors include two sons, Gregory and Marvin Junior of Monticello; one daughter, Reginia Junior of Crossett; one brother, Kenny Ray...
Obituaries | Posted 09/21/2017 - 4:59pm
Mary Bernice Carter, 83, of Sheridan, died Friday, September 15, 2017 at Arkansas Hospice-St. Vincent’s in Little Rock.  She was born August 23, 1934 in Crossett, to the late Joseph James Hall and Bessie Mae Wallace Hall. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, Randall Carter. Survivors include six daughters, Brenda (David) Watson of Sheridan, Audrey McKenzie of North Little Rock, Cathy (Dean) Owens, Mary Frances (Tony) Pezullo, Charlotte (Pat) Fisher...
Obituaries | Posted 09/21/2017 - 4:57pm
Irene Herring Sealy, affectionately known to many as “Miss Irene”, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at her home, at the age of 90. She was born in Centerpoint, on July 23, 1927 to the late Wesley and Della Shoops Phillips. She was a survivor of the tornado that decimated her small community of Centerpoint in 1939, killing over 40 people, many of whom were members of the Phillips family. The event was one that impacted her life. She and two of her first cousins became student nurses,...
Obituaries | Posted 09/21/2017 - 4:54pm
Joe T. Huskey, 76, of Wilmar, went to his heavenly home on September 13, 2017 at his home after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born May 13, 1941 in Drew County,  to the late Roy and Reba Montgomery Huskey. He was a Christian and member of Green Hill Community Baptist Church. Joe was a pipeline foreman and equipment operator for over 35 years until his retirement in 2003. Survivors include his wife, Linda McCullough Jones Huskey of Wilmar, to whom he married on December 5, 1994...
Obituaries | Posted 09/21/2017 - 4:53pm
Susan Johnson Burns, 65, of Pine Bluff passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at her home. She was born April 22, 1952 in Drew County, to the late Troy Thomas Johnson and Margaret Graves Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, James Troy Johnson and a sister-in-law, Iris Johnson. Susan was a Christian, a member of Summit Baptist Church in Pine Bluff and was retired from the Pine Bluff Commercial after 33 years of service in sales and advertising....
Obituaries | Posted 09/14/2017 - 1:53pm
James Curtis Barnard Jr. died on September 7, 2017 at his home in Monticello. He was born August 25, 1975 to James and Marsha Barnard. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors are his mother, brother Steven Barnard, and several aunts and uncles. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Monticello Christian church. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Arkansas Cremation (
Obituaries | Posted 09/14/2017 - 1:52pm
Vincent Franklin “Papa” Adair, 73, of Mena, died Thursday, September 7, 2017 in Stroud Medical Center in Stroud, Okla.  He was born August 28, 1944 in Dermott, to the late Frank T. Adair, and Linnie Milholland Adair of Monticello.                                               Adair was a United States Army Veteran addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carole Ann Adair. Survivors include four brothers, Timothy, Titus, Michael and Frank Carol; and three sisters, Jerilyn...
Obituaries | Posted 09/14/2017 - 1:50pm
Winfred Everett Thurman, 91, died Saturday, September 2, 2017, at his home in Booneville, Miss. He was born October 17, 1925, to Charlie Allen and Elma Pearl Wells Thurman in the Prairie Grove community of Drew County. He served two years in the U.S. Army in 1945-46. He was an employee of Houston Light and Power in Houston from 1948 until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of the Booneville Civitan Club. He was a member of Park Memorial Baptist Church in Houston. He and his wife, Bernice...
Obituaries | Posted 09/14/2017 - 1:49pm
George Horace Ballow Jr., 97, passed away Sunday September 3, 2017, at Belle View Estates Rehabilitation and Care Center in Monticello. He was born January 1, 1920 in Seymour, Texas to the late Cora (Tipton) and George Horace Ballow Sr. He graduated from Sam Houston Junior High School in Amarillo, Texas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served nine years in World War II in Korea and occupied Germany. He then worked in the public sector until his retirement in the 1950s, after which he...
Obituaries | Posted 09/07/2017 - 2:30pm
Scott Lavon Richards, 43, of Hermitage, died Saturday, September 2 at his home.  He was born December 4, 1973 in Warren,  a son of the late Wilson Richards and Linda Payne Richards.  He is survived by a sister Kelly Richards of Rye and one niece Madeline Beaty of Rye. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 5 at Union Hill Cemetery with Rev. Tim Saunders officiating. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.
Obituaries | Posted 09/07/2017 - 2:27pm
Nancy Lee Vondrak Clayton, 73, of Warren, died Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born August 31, 1943, in Chicago, Ill., a daughter of the late Edward Victor Vondrak and Rose Komarek Vondrak. She is survived by her husband, Clifford Wayne Clayton; two daughters, Donna (Pat) Rich of Ogden, Utah, and Laura (Fred) Eady of Carrollton, Ga.; two sisters, Barbara Allen of Palos Park, Ill., and Cynthia Mills of Berwyn, Ill.; a brother, Edward Vondrak of...


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