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Obituaries | Posted 09/07/2017 - 2:25pm
Kassie “Ann” Birchfield Temple, 37, of Monticello passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 at her home. She was born in McGehee, on June 17, 1980 to Cecil Birchfield and the late Rose Carver Birchfield. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by her grandparents, D.W. and Vesta Eubanks Birchfield and her grandfather, Paul Capps. Survivors include three sons, Nicholas Brown, Brandon Brown and Samuel Temple all of Monticello; one...
Obituaries | Posted 09/07/2017 - 2:24pm
Samuel Thomas “S.T.” Roark, 95, of Wilmar, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 at his home in Wilmar. He was born December 19, 1921 in Warren to the late Samuel Oslin Roark and Eunice Allison Roark. Also preceding him in death was the love of his life, Robbie Lee Shepherd Roark when at the time of her death on December 31, 2010, they had been married 63 years. He was retired from Mississippi River Transmission Corporation and was a United States Army Veteran of World War II. Mr. S.T. was a...
Obituaries | Posted 09/07/2017 - 2:22pm
                                                                                                                Wayne Lane, 74, of Monticello, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.  He was born August 4, 1943 in Monticello, to the late Cordis Lane and Phenton Chambers Lane He was a retired building contractor, a veteran of the United States Army National Guard and was a Christian of the Baptist faith In addition to his parents, he was also preceded...
Obituaries | Posted 09/07/2017 - 2:20pm
Harry E. Crossett Sr., 91, of Monticello died September 4, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born on June 6, 1926, in Pine Bluff. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Thelma Crossett and brothers, Richard and Andy Crossett. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Floy Mae of Monticello; one sister, Mamie Carter of Dardanelle; three sons, Harry, Jr. (Becky) of Batesville, Jim (Cookie) of Monticello, and Randy (Kathy) of Bryant; one daughter, Brenda (Ron)...
Obituaries | Posted 08/31/2017 - 4:08pm
Audrey Denise Hill Cessor, 50, of McGehee, died Friday, August 25, 2017 at her home in McGehee.  She was born August 10, 1967 in Drew County, to the late Monroe E. Hill and Audrey Anita Strickland Hill. Survivors include her husband Travis Cessor of McGehee; one son, Brandon Cessor of McGehee; one daughter, Sarah Hill of Monticello; three grandchildren, Savannah Evans, Steven Evans, Jr., and Skylar Evans all of Monticello; one brother, Jimmy Don (Teresa) Hill of Dumas; brother and sister, Judy...
Obituaries | Posted 08/31/2017 - 4:06pm
Benjamin Jack Bourland, 80, passed away August 22, 2017 at his home in Monticello. He was born July 17, 1937 in Drew County to the late Isaac Don Bourland and Kathryn Roberts Bourland. Other than his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Constance Louise Tibbs Bourland. Survivors include one daughter, Suzanne Lorraine Bourland of Monticello; two sons, Benjamin Jack (Nancy) Bourland III of Pahrump, Nev. and Louie Granger Bourland of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Nita (David)...
Obituaries | Posted 08/31/2017 - 4:05pm
Timothy Allen BradenTimothy Allen BradenTimothy Allen Braden, 29, of McGehee, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Monticello. He was born April 21, 1988 in Bastrop, La. to John and Connie Trigleth Braden. Timothy attended Overcoming Faith Worship Center in Star City and was a veteran of the Arkansas National Guard. He was a deputy sheriff for the Drew County Sheriff’s Department since February and had been a police officer with the McGehee Police Department for 3 years. He was a past...
Obituaries | Posted 08/17/2017 - 2:40pm
Dorothy Richardson, 86, of Wilmar passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at Belle View Estates Rehabilitation and Care Center in Monticello.  She was born on November 14, 1930 in Wilmar, to the late James R. “Jim” Bailey and Vonnie Stone Bailey.                She was a retired clerk for the city of Wilmar and a member of Wilmar Baptist Church. Other than her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Edward Harris and Justin Richardson; one son, Jim Harris; four sisters, Janie...
Obituaries | Posted 08/17/2017 - 2:38pm
Jay Reed McGee, 20, of Monticello passed away early Saturday, August 12, 2017. He was born June 6, 1997 in Little Rock to Jason Brian McGee and Lindsey Echols McGee.  Jay loved nothing more than to be with his friends and family. He adored his niece and nephew and always looked forward to spending time with his beloved cousins, Elizabeth and Scout Echols and Stone Phillips. Jay was an incredibly kindhearted and loving man. He was bright and hardworking and had a wonderful sense of humor. There...
Obituaries | Posted 08/17/2017 - 2:38pm
Betty Cater McDaniel, 69, of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Drew Memorial Health System in Monticello. She was born January 23, 1948 in Drew County, to the late J. D. Cater and Arcola Robertson Todd. She was retired from Home Health, a Christian and member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one grandson, Dylan Dannehl. Survivors include her husband, Bobby McDaniel of Monticello; two daughters, Lisa (Bret)...
Obituaries | Posted 08/17/2017 - 2:37pm
hief Master Sergent (ret.) Erica Elfreida Jackson, 54, of Monticello transitioned from labor to reward on August 14, 2017 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Visitation is from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, August 20 at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello. Funeral serves will be at 10 a.m. Monday, August 21 at First Baptist Church of North Little Rock, 811 S.A. Jones Drive with the body present at 9 a.m. Interment will be in Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery with full military...
Obituaries | Posted 08/17/2017 - 2:36pm
*/ Michael John Gauthier, 64, of Monticello, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at his home in Monticello.  He was born October 5, 1952 in Boston, Mass. to the late Raymond Gauthier and Ruth Edgre Wilkinson.                                                     Michael was a Sales Manager for Ryburn Motor Company, a United States Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War and attended the First United Methodist Church in Monticello. Other than his parents, his was preceded in death by one brother, Buddy...
Obituaries | Posted 08/17/2017 - 2:34pm
Billy “Bill” G. Donham, 84, of Monticello, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at The Woods of Monticello Health and Rehabilitation in Monticello. He was born May 4, 1933 in Drew County, to the late Jake Donham and Mattie Devine Donham. He was a retired co-owner/operator of Bill & Clara’s Hair Salon, United States Army veteran, serving in the Army Security Service in Germany in WWII, receiving the Good Conduct Medal and was a Christian. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death...
Obituaries | Posted 08/10/2017 - 3:15pm
Alexandria Lynn Parks, infant daughter of Megan Parks, died Friday, July 28, 2017 at her home. She was born May 16, 2017 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.  Survivors include her mother, Megan Parks of Monticello; her grandparents, Robert and Patty Parks and Christy and Michael Forrest, all of Monticello; of Monticello; her great-grandmother, Linda Hicks of Muldrow, Okla.; her great-grandfather, Johnny Pemberton Sr.; one aunt, Ashley Parks of Monticello; one uncle, Robbie Parks of Kansas...
Obituaries | Posted 08/10/2017 - 3:11pm
Maggie Delphia Luper, 94, of Monticello, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Belle View Estates Rehabilitation and Care Center in Monticello.  She was born June 14, 1923 in Corbin, Ky.  Survivors include one son, Randy (Cindy) Luper of Monticello; one daughter-in-law, Marie Luper of Copperas Cove, Texas; seven grandchildren, Bob Luper, Ryan (Natasha) Luper, Dominic (Haley) Carbonero, Brittany (David) Armstrong, Jessie Luper, Kelsey (Blair) Tucker and Tim Luper; and four great-grandchildren, David...

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