Obituaries - Sept. 6, 2017 Lois Adams
Lois Virginia Strickland Adams, 85, of Lake Village, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village, Arkansas. Lois was born May 30, 1932 in Montrose, Arkansas to the late Walter Albert “Pete” and Elnora Lynn Strickland. Lois loved fishing and working with her flowers. She was of the Assembly of God faith.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Adams; a son, Charles Dale Adams; five brothers, Vernon Sr., Buford, Charles, R.G., and Donald Strickland; and two sisters, Audrey Nita Hill and Jewel Cherry.
Lois is survived by two sons, Walter (Linda) Adams and Dwight (Lynn) Adams both of Lake Village, Arkansas; five daughters, Shirley (Randal) Carpenter of Fountain Hill, Arkansas, Linda (Randall Sr.) Harrod of Lake Village, Arkansas, Darnell (Lynn) Sherland of Lake Village, Arkansas, Lana (Wayne) Johnson of Lake Village, Arkansas, and Eula Mae (Johnathan Shane) Hall of Lake Village, Arkansas; three sisters, Barbara Carpenter of Fountain Hill, Arkansas, Joyce Cessor of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Sandra Smith of Kelso, Arkansas; 28 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends who will miss her dearly.
Visitation was Friday, September 1, 2017 at Bishop-King Funeral Home in Lake Village, Arkansas from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral services were Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Lake Village Assemble in Lake Village, Arkansas with Bro. Marty Tackett officiating. Interment followed in Montrose Cemetery under the direction of Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village, Arkansas.
Sue Graham, 72, of Montrose, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.
She was born Feb. 23, 1945. She was a native of Lake Village and a resident of Montrose for the past 42 years. She worked as a seamstress for over 30 years in the garment industry and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Blanche Pamplin Cotton; four brothers, Raymond Cotton, Lavell Cotton, Dan Cotton and Billy Wayne Cotton; and four sisters, Mirtis Miller, Rita Barbee, Allene Shaffers and Jimmie Nell Mooney.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Allen Graham of Montrose; three sons, Ray Graham of Portland, Darin Graham of Lake Village and Tracy Graham of Eudora; two brothers, Kenneth Cotton of Little Rock and Doyle Cotton of Fort Worth, Texas; one sister, Sandy Naron of Mountain View; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2 in the Jones-Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Frank Bost officiating. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Sam Graham, Trace Graham, Payton Graham, Justin Vail, Yefri Huante, Jimmy Bell and Trey Fuel.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Missie L. Green
Missie L. Anderson Green died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. She was born Jan. 8, 1937 to the late Susie Edmond Anderson and Roosevelt Anderson Sr.
She was a former member of Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church in Eudora and served as secretary for many years at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church before joining King James Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a mother until her health failed.
She attended elementary school in Readland and high school at Eudora Colored High School. She worked as a machine operator at Eudora Garment Factory for more than 20 years before she became disabled.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Susie and Roosevelt Anderson Sr.; three sisters, Alma Jackson, Dessie Mayberry and Solan Anderson; and one brother, Charles Anderson.
Survivors include five daughters, Janice Tolliver, Barbara Webster and Susie Green, all of Eudora, and Betty Woods and Elaine Parker, both of San Diego, Calif.; two sons, Dariel Green of Eudora and James Mason Sr. of Iowa; four sisters, Pearlie Gibson of Eudora, Joann Anderson of Kansas City, Mo., Joyce Realford of Georgia and Ola Johnson of San Diego; two brothers, Roosevelt Anderson and Andrew Anderson, both of Eudora; one adopted daughter, Larinda Anderson of Benton; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. at the Ministers Institute with Rev. David L. Green Sr. officiating. Burial was in Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were John Bogan, Michael Parker, Carlton Willam, Anthony Brown, Albert Thomas and Darrell Graham.
Honorary pallbearers were Dariel Green, James Mason Sr., Cameron Mason, Kendrick Brown Sr., Roosevelt Anderson, Carl Tolliver, Quentarius Green, Lawrence Webster Jr., Marcus Cleveland and Andrew Anderson.
Arrangements were entrusted to Bethune Funeral Service.
Philip Lauhon, 68, of Hamburg, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Little Rock.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg and a 1967 graduate of Hamburg High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Vietnam Era. He was a cattleman, a rice and soybean farmer and a member of Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Dorothy Stell and E.H. Fox; his father and step-mother, Harry and Mary Alice Lauhon; and one step-brother, Lavell Daugherty.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Hilda Byrd Lauhon; two daughters, Amy Hartshorn of Hamburg and Vickie Lauhon of Little Rock; two brothers, Dale Lauhon and Gerald Lauhon, both of Hamburg; two step-brothers, David Daughtery of Searcy and Charles Daughtery of Dallas, Texas; and one grandson.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3 in Promise Land Cemetery with Bro. Josh Luellen officiating.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice Home Care, ATTN: Sue Edwards, 2200 Bowman Road, Little Rock, AR 72211 or to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR 72202.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Homer Lamar “Buddy” May, 75, of Lake Village, Arkansas passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 at VA Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Buddy was born December 3, 1941 in Lake Village, Arkansas to the late Homer L. May and Marie Pharr May Hopper. Buddy served his country in the United States Army and retired after his numerous years of service. Buddy was the recipient of many awards including: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, two Purple Hearts w/OLC, Bronze Star Medal, OS Bars (3), RVN Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, Good Conduct Medal (5th Award), Army Commendation Medal, and Korea Defense Service Medal. Buddy was a member of the VFW.
Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, a step-father, Ervin Hopper, and two sisters, Dimple Cooler and June Wright.
Buddy is survived by his son, Lamar (Dawn) May of Houston, Texas; a brother, Ronnie (Sherrie) May of Oscar, Louisiana; three sisters, Mary Carolyn Springer of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Martha (Charles) Turner of Sheridan, Arkansas, and Janie (Tim) Sampolesi of Lake Village, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Roxanna, Rebecca and Babak Roozbeh; and host of nieces, nephews, and friends that will miss him dearly.
Visitation was from 1 to 2 pm Monday, September 4, 2017 with funeral services following at 2pm at Bishop-King Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Village, Arkansas with Reed Breedlove officiating.
Obituaries - August 30, 2017 Larry Goodson
Larry Wyman Goodson, 83, of McGehee, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. He was born Feb. 1, 1934 to the late Curtis David Goodson and Abby Lorene Gillespie Goodson.
He graduated from Mississippi State University with a civil engineering degree and worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers for 34 years. He was an area engineer of the McGehee office and was inducted into the Corps of Engineers Hall of Fame.
He was a member of Gideon’s International and helped build churches in Colorado, New Mexico, and Indiana. He was a member of First Baptist Church of McGehee.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Aubrey Hopson.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Betty Love Goodson; two sons, David Edward Goodson of Arkadelphia and Jonathan Kent (Jennifer) Goodson of Milan, Tenn.; one daughter, Laura Goodson (Wayne) Leek of McGehee; one sister, Dorothy Bartley of Temple, Texas; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30 at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of McGehee with Dr. Ed Balducci and Rev. Jerry Parker officiating. Burial will be in Tillar Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Youth World Changers Mission Trip, First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 133, McGehee, AR 71654 and The Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.
Arrangements were by Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service.
James Crawford Moore
Funeral services for James Crawford Moore, 86, of Wills Point, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Rev. Mike Stone officiating. Military honors will follow at Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery in Dallas at 2:15 p.m.
James passed away Thursday afternoon, August 24, 2017, surrounded by his family, to be with our Lord and Savior.
James was born May 10, 1931, in Bradley, Arkansas, the son of Herbert Phillips Moore and Lillian E. Beard Moore. He was raised in Lake Village, Arkansas and graduated from Lake Village High School in 1949. James proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for ten years and the United States Army for ten years, retiring in 1971. On December 17, 1977, he married Barbara Kuykendall in Garland. He was owner/operator of Unique Cleaners in Terrell for twenty years. He lived in Terrell prior to moving to Wills Point thirty-six years ago. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf, fishing, going to garage sales and flea markets. James was a member of the V.F.W. 5076 in Garland and was of the Church of God faith.
Preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Lillian Moore and a brother, Travis Moore.
Wife: Barbara Moore, of Wills Point
4 Sons: Jimmy Moore and wife, Leisha, of Virginia Beach, VA Matt Bennett and wife, Shiree, of Wills Point Chris Bennett and wife, Kailey, of Wills Point Phillip Moore and wife, Jennifer, of Forney
3 Brothers: Lawrence Moore and wife, Rose, of Shreveport, LA Delroy Moore and wife, Lillian, Coalinga, CA Gene Moore and wife, Patti, of Garland
15 Grandchildren: Jason, Cassidy, Alyssa, Justin, Taylor, Megan, Madison, Caden, Lauren, Caytee, Coby, Luke, Mason, Aiden and Kirstyn
Military will serve as pallbearers.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Allan Fuller Funeral Home www.allanfullerfuneralhome.com
James Gary Stevens, 67, of McGehee, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. He was born Oct. 7, 1949 in Doddsville, Miss.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Henry Stevens and Clara Belle Whatley Stevens.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Stevens of McGehee; one son, Allen Stevens of McGehee; and one granddaughter.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28 in the Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service chapel with Rev. John Compton officiating.
Arrangements were by Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service of McGehee.
Obituaries - Aug. 23, 2017 George Flowers
George Carrol Flowers, 67, of Monticello, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. He was born Jan. 12, 1950 in Dermott and graduated from McGehee High School in 1968. He was a longtime employee of B&F Motor (NAPA) Auto Parts store and played in several local bands.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.H. “Cutter” Stuart and Gwen Minchew Stuart.
Survivors include his cousins, Connie Cupit, Reni Antley, Risha Berzins, Vickie Rodgers, Greg McMurrey, Deborah Iler, and Sylvia Morris.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service Chapel in McGehee.
Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Eddie Holt and Rev. Kenny Culpepper officiating. Burial will be in McGehee Cemetery. Arrangements are by Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service.
Carrie Mae Sanders, 79, of Fouke, formerly of McGehee, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. She was born Nov. 4, 1937, and worked on the family farm.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Sanders Sr.; her parents, Lonnie and Ruth Earnestine Williams Pinion; and four brothers, Johnny May, L.D. Pinion, Willis Pinion and Albert Pinion.
Survivors include one son, Donnie Sanders Jr. of Harrison; one daughter, Melinda Reeves of Fouke; one brother, Tommy May of Pearl, Miss.; six sisters, Carolyn Lamb of Arkansas City, Lillie Mae Snow of McGehee, Edna Kennedy of Dumas, Shirley Irons of McGehee, Geneva Chance of Brunswick, Ga., and Kathy Wilson of McGehee; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ben White officiating.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.
Obituaries - Aug. 16, 2017 Bernice Hurley
Bernice Boston Hurley, 70, died in Aurora, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 following a prolonged illness.
She was born in Scotts, Miss., on Feb. 2, 1947, and graduated Greenville (Miss.) High School in 1965. She attended Shady Grove Baptist Church in Greenville before joining Church of Saint Bride Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, Ill., and then attending Saint Simeon’s Catholic Church.
She worked as a global accounts manager with International Harvester, later called Navistar International, and owned and operated two businesses during her retirement in Eudora.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emma Boston and John Byas; one brother, Johnny Lard; and her husband of 39 years, Joseph Hurley.
Survivors include two sons, Gordon “Keith” Hurley of Aurora and Norman Hurley of Durham, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Tuesday at James Funeral Home in Aurora followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery.
Dan Edward Pride, 83, died Aug. 6, 2017 at Chicot Memorial Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 6, 1934, and in 2005 joined St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, later uniting with New Shiloh Missionary Church.
He was employed by Hunter Walls Grocery and then by Eudora Sanitation Department from which he retired in 1997.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Pearl Mitchell Pride; three sisters, Mary Pride, Pearlie M. Barnes, and Sadie Riggins; one brother, Willie Pride Jr.; one stepson, Rev. Donnie R. Burns; and one son, James Mason.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Rosie L. Burns-Pride; four sons, Dan Pride and Jeremiah Pride, both of Eudora, Paul Pride of Parkdale, and Harold Pride of New Haven, Con.; two stepsons, George Burns of Eudora and Frank Burns of El Paso, Texas; eight daughters, Ida G. Givens, Thelma Pride, Vickie Pride and Josephine Pride, all of Eudora, Vashti Day and Velma Snyder, both of Pine Bluff, and Diane Pride and Dorothy Benner, both of Little Rock; and one sister, Susie Pride of Eudora.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Minister’s Institute in Eudora with Rev. David L. Green Sr. officiating. Burial was in Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Dan Pride III, Charlie Meredith, Markuist Jones, Ronnie Barnes, Otis Keith, and Tommy Williams. Honorary pallbearers were LaKennan Taylor, Marvin Pride, Marvin Mason, Paul Pride, Glaten White, and Michael Walker.
Arrangements were entrusted to Bethune Funeral Service.
Obituaries - Aug. 2, 2017 Mary Bridewell
Mary Alice “Shug” Bridewell, 89, of Lake Village and formerly of Montrose, died on Friday, July 28, 2017 at her residence.
She was born July 5, 1928 to William Wise Guise and Bertha Stinson Guise. She attended Arkansas State Teacher’s College (UCA) before marrying Charles “Charlie” Edward Bridewell. She was a member of several civic clubs including Lake Village Century Club and the VIP Investment Club. She was also a member of Montrose Methodist Church for 80 years and attended Lake Village United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Charles William Bridewell and Robert Guise Bridewell Sr., both of Lake Village, and seven grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Innocents Cemetery in Lake Village with Rev. Bill Fish officiating. A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lakeside United Methodist Church in Lake Village.
Pallbearers were Robert Guise Bridewell Jr., William Alexander Bridewell, Andrew Owen Bridewell, Charlie Edmund Bridewell, Earl Ashley and Reagan Clark.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Lakeside United Methodist Church, PO Box 192, Lake Village, AR 71653. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Kimber Lyn Donaldson Head, 53, of Dermott, died Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was born Aug. 17, 1963 in Monticello.
She was a member of Dermott Church of Christ and worked as a social worker in the Dermott school system, for Phoenix Youth Services, and for Department of Human Services. She supported groups including The Lupus Foundation, The American Diabetes Association, and a group for grieving mothers.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn Farrell, and one son, Mitchell Head.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Jimmy Head of Dermott; one son, Tristan Head of Tucker; her father and step-mother, Keith and Pam Donaldson of Dermott; her step-father, Vernon Farrell of Dermott; two brothers, Keith Edward Donaldson of Searcy and Kelvin Donaldson of McGehee; and one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at Bishop-King Funeral Home chapel Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. with Bro. Larry Donaldson and Bro. Paul Outlaw officiating. Burial will follow in Dermott Cemetery under the direction of Bishop-King Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Jason Morgan, Terry Donaldson, Damond Coffey, Corey Lowery, Chris Marlow, and Dale Marlow. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Patterson, Steve Head, Brian Head, and Larry Head.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Lupus Foundation of Arkansas, 220 Mockingbird, Hot Springs, AR, 71913; American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA, 22202; or the charity of one’s choice.