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Obituaries | Posted 08/10/2017 - 3:09pm
Van Austin Brown, 76, of Wilmar died Thursday, August 3 at the Bradley County Medical Center. He was born May 18th, 1941 in Warren, a son of the late Ollie Brown and Lura White Brown. He served his country in the United States Navy. He was also preceded in death by brothers James Ollie Brown, Ricky Don Brown and Roy Dwayne Brown, and a sister, Mammie Ilene Brown Harton. He is survived by one son, Bob Brown of Hermitage; three daughters Becky Hildebrand of Flora, Ill and Tonya Loveless and...
Obituaries | Posted 08/10/2017 - 3:07pm
Geneva Sue Roberds Brown, 88, of Monticello died August 2, 2017 at her home in Monticello.  She was born on January 1, 1929 to the late William Roy Roberds and Laverta Howard Hopping.  Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Ray Brown; one daughter, Lillian Ray Brown; one son, James Richard Brown; two brothers, Marion Roberds and Junior Hice; three sisters, Betty Erwing, Irma Ruth Holdcraft and Margaret Hice. Survivors include two sons, Daniel Brown of...
Obituaries | Posted 08/10/2017 - 3:05pm
Victor Benjamin Montgomery, 90, of the Rock Springs community passed away August 2, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 7, 1927 in Snyder, Texas to Joe Roy and Mary Evelyn Montgomery. He was a Mason and a member of Rock Springs United Methodist Church. He loved to tinker and woodworking. He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Lila Mae Collins; two daughters, Jo Carolyn Clampit and Vickie Lynn Montgomery; two grandchildren, Shannon Montgomery and Jamie Jo...
Obituaries | Posted 08/10/2017 - 3:04pm
Patricia Ann Layne Hatfield, 66, of Star City died Tuesday at Lincoln Heights Healthcare in Star City. She was born October 5, 1950 in Monticello. She was a member of Overcoming Faith Worship Center in Star City and was a homemaker. Preceding her in death were her husband, John Hatfield Sr.; her father, Cecil Layne; three sons, Kenneth David Hatfield, Joseph Carl Hatfield and Floyd McMunn Jr.; and one daughter, Jennifer Lee McMunn. Survivors include her mother, Gay Cole of Monticello; two...
Obituaries | Posted 08/10/2017 - 3:03pm
Zelda Ruth Lassiter Cooper, 92, of Monticello passed away Tuesday at Belle View Estates Rehabilitation and Care Center in Monticello. She was born June 27, 1925 in Ben Hur, Texas to the late William Edgar and Ruth Sansom Johnson. She was a member of Oaklawn Baptist Church in Bellmead, Texas and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a retired office manager for Shirey Corp. in Greenville, Texas. Also preceding her in death was her first husband, Jack Lassiter Sr., who passed...
Obituaries | Posted 07/27/2017 - 11:36am
Frank Douglas Pearson Sr, 72, of Lake Village and the Lacey community in Drew County, died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his home in Lake Village.  He was born May 16, 1945 in Ashley County, to the late Frank H. Pearson and Edith Mae Downey Pearson. He was retired from Georgia Pacific, a United States Army Veteran, and a Southern Baptist. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter,Phyren and one sister, Arline Lloyd. Survivors include three sons, Frank Douglas (...
Obituaries | Posted 07/27/2017 - 11:33am
Dwight Allen Hudspeth, 49, of Monticello, formerly of McGehee, died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his home. He was born March 27, 1986 to the late Bryan Hudspeth and Marnett Hudspeth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Beverly Ann Davis and Linda Hudspeth. Survivors include his wife, Brenetta Hudspeth of Monticello; two daughters, Tiffany Lee of Las Vegas and Treshai Hudspeth of Monticello; four grandchildren, Mariah Collins, Mekhi Collins, Macavia Collins and...
Obituaries | Posted 07/27/2017 - 11:32am
Genevieve Marie Fields Harris, 94, of Monticello died Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Woods Nursing and Rehab Facility in Monticello.  She was born in Kansas on November 29, 1922 to the late Lewis and Nora Fields. She was the widow of Delbert V. Harris, a homemaker and was of the Jehovah Witness faith. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Elaine Harris; a granddaughter, Amy Harris and a daughter-in-law, Janet Akiens Harris. Survivors include...
Obituaries | Posted 07/27/2017 - 11:30am
Dorice Grasper,  64, of Monticello died July 16, 2017 in Biloxi, Miss. She was born to August 14, 1952 to the late Pinky and Mose Grasper. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Marzell Grasper-Wimberly, Gloria Jean Grasper-Hubbard and Bennie Rose Grasper-Green. Survivors include one daughter, LaChendara Grasper of Biloxi; two sons, Marcus Davis of Hamburg and Terrance Davis of Monticello; one sister,  Bridgett (Keith) Ziegter of Deerfield, Ohio; one brother, Bryant (Monique) Edington of...
Obituaries | Posted 07/27/2017 - 11:29am
Evelyn Ruth Stewart, 83, of Monticello,  passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Texas.  She was born in Harrold, Texas on February 11, 1934 to the late Thomas and Jessie Maud Franklin and was raised in Ft. Worth.  She moved to Arkansas in 1959 where she made her life and raised her children, but Texas was always her heart and home. Evelyn worked at Commercial Bank & Trust for over 20 years in the Note Department where she enjoyed her job, co-workers and customers very much.  She was an avid...
Obituaries | Posted 07/20/2017 - 1:47pm
Sidney F. White, 89, of Monticello, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at his home.  He was born February 11, 1928 in Monticello, to the late Henry Ellis White and Virgie Bailey White. He was a United States Army Veteran, a retired mechanic and was a Christian of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Grady, Wilfred, Garvin, Charles, Winfred and Nick White; and two sisters, Mary White and Thelma White.  Survivors include his wife of 62 years,...
Obituaries | Posted 07/20/2017 - 1:44pm
Gay Youngblood Gladden,  75, of Monticello, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at her home. She was born July 19, 1942 in Drew County, to the late Ray Youngblood and Mattie Gibson Youngblood. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Parrish Gladden. Survivors include her husband, Gerald Gladden of Monticello; one son, Kim Gladden of Monticello; one daughter, Lisa Gladden Smith of Monticello; one brother, Lyrkie Youngblood of Dumas; one sister, June Brixie of Monticello;...
Obituaries | Posted 07/20/2017 - 1:43pm
Gary Lynn Brewer, 61, of Monticello, formerly of Rison, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He was born on November 2, 1955 in Pulaski County. He is preceded in death by his parents. Gary was the Chief of Police in Rison for 20 years. Survivors include three daughters and one son; Keri (Robert) Levecchia of Ward, Keli (Dana) Boykin of Monticello, Kyle (Melissa) Brewer of Rison, and Kacy (Jason) Bradshaw of Sheridan; nine grandchildren, Emerson...
Obituaries | Posted 07/20/2017 - 1:42pm
                                                                        Barbara L. Morgan Manues Abernathy, 84, of Monticello passed away, Friday, July 14, 2017 at her home.  She was born August 26, 1932 in Attala Co., Kosciusko, Mississippi to the late Jessie Irby Morgan and Juanita Sweatt Morgan.                                               In addition to her parents and her husband, Harley Abernathy, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Bethal York Sanders, her sister, Earlene Jones,...
Obituaries | Posted 07/20/2017 - 1:40pm
Rev. Ronald “Shay” Gillespie, 61, of Monticello died July 15, 2017, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, surrounded by family. He was born August 10, 1955, in Little Rock to the late Ozelma Butler and James Gillespie Sr. Shay gave his life to Christ at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. T.S. Skipper. He preached his first sermon in March 2003 and was ordained as a minister in January 2005. In September 2010, he was installed as the proud pastor...

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