Erlene Sweeten Holeman, 88, of Judsonia, passed away March 29, 2015. She was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Romance, Ark., to Amos Sweeten and Lessie Hattie Reedy Sweeten.
Betty Jean Webb, 86, was born to Thomas and Lena Dennis Black on Nov. 3, 1928, in Flippin, Ark., and passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Mount Vernon, Ark.
Terri Renee Love, 55, was born to Charles M. and Velta J. Latimer Youker on June 5, 1959, in Searcy, Ark., and passed away on March 27, 2015, in Searcy.
Carl E. “Gene” Elliott, 91, of Searcy went to be with his Lord on Sunday, March 29, 2015. He was born on Monday, Dec. 10, 1923, in Kensett, Ark., to the late Guy Homer Elliott and Mattie L. Goode Elliott.
Carroll Ward Smith, age 87, of Searcy went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He was born Dec. 24, 1927, in Abilene, Texas, to Martin Lloyd Smith and Daisy Ruth Lanotte Smith.
Teslyn Fae Martin, 20, of Judsonia passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, at White County Medical Center. She was born April 20, 1994, in Searcy, Ark., to Earnest and Rebecca (Flippo) Holland.
Ethel Frisbee, 72, of McRae passed from this life March 21, 2015. She was born Oct. 28, 1942, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Chick and Verna Vincent Caldwell.
Walter Dale Pankey, 69, of Batesville departed this life on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at home with his family by his side. He was born July 10, 1945, in Bradford, a son of the late Walter (Pete) and Inas (Guthrie) Pankey. Mr. Pankey worked for Horton Drywall for 38 years, and was a cattle farmer who enjoyed raising cattle, hunting and fishing.
Kathleen Barger, 96, of Searcy passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, at White County Medical Center. She was born July 28, 1918, in Harmony Community to the late Thermon and Vita (Heggie) Roberson.
Betty Dobbs, 88, of Bakersfield, Calif., died March 20, 2015, with her family by her side. She was born March 16, 1927, in Omaha, Neb. She died in Judsonia, Ark., where she has lived the last year, at Oakdale Nursing Facility, after living nine years, in North Little Rock, with her daughter, Golda. She was preceeded in death by her husband of 60 years, Hildred Dobbs.
Carol Dean Harris, age 82, of Bald Knob died Thursday, March 19, in Searcy. She was born Sept. 7, 1932, in Searcy to Henry Hamilton and Sally Johnson Hamilton. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church and worked for many years at Whitaker Furniture Company.
Robert "Bob" James Akers Sr., born Aug. 30, 1943, passed March 16, 2015.
Bernice Faye Algood, 83, of Higginson died Sunday, March 15, 2015. She was born Dec. 23, 1931, to the late Forrest and Lilly Baker and attended the Church of God in Bald Knob, Ark.
Ora Isham Boone, 69, of Searcy, passed from this life March 13, 2015 at her daughter’s residence in Pangburn. She was born May 4, 1945 in Higginson to the late Lonnie and Annie Lee Ramsey Isham.
Nina Ruth (Hinkle) Coffey 76, of Searcy, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. She was born July 9, 1938 in Shirley, Ark. a daughter of the late Tom and Alma Hinkle.
Lynda (Foshee) Guthrie, 69, of Judsonia died Wednesday. Survivors: Sons, Larry Guthrie (Anita) and Eddie Guthrie all of Bald Knob; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Saturday, 6-8 p.m. Services: Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2 p.m., Powell Funeral Chapel. Interment: Shady Grove Cemetery. Powell Funeral Home, Bald Knob-Judsonia.
For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born … Odell Pollard was born April 29, 1927, in Union Hill, Ark., to Joseph and Beulah Pollard as the sixth of eight children. And a time to die … and passed from this life March 12, 2015, in Searcy, Ark.
Georgia Lee Farrington, 78, of Searcy, formerly of Jonesboro, passed from this life March 11, 2015.
Izetta Jane Davis, 70, of Searcy passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at White County Medical Center. She was born May 31, 1944, in South Dakota.
Odell Pollard, 87, of Searcy passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015. He was born April 29, 1927. Visitation will be Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at the Powell Funeral Home of Searcy. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Searcy.
Offie Lites Jr., born at Pine Bluff Sept. 30, 1923, son of Offie Lites Sr. and Mary Estelle Evans Lites, was promoted to glory on March 4, 2015, at Searcy, Ark.
Robert Wayne Jordan passed away on March 10, 2015, at the age of 61. He was born in El Paso, Texas, on Oct. 25, 1953. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy C. Jordan. He is survived by his mother, Mary Frances Jordan of Cotter; sister, Nancy Hurst (Phillip) of Cotter; sister Martha Brown (Frank) of Hockley, Texas; son, Eric Jordan (Dana) of Searcy; daughter, Erin Rains (Mike) of Springdale; and grandchildren, Shelby Jordan, Kayden Rains, Addyson Jordan, Noah Rains, and Dalton Rains. The family will have a private memorial service.
Friends and family will be gathering to celebrate the life of Merna Jean (Vandiver) Bohannon, who passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015.
Laodice Elizabeth (Wilkinson) Stevens, 101, of The Crossing at Riverside Nursing Home in Searcy, Ark., went to be with her Lord on Monday, March 9, 2015. She was born Dec. 26, 1913, in Rose Bud, Ark., to the late Hugh Lawson Wilkinson, and Sallie Elizabeth (Gresham) Wilkinson of Rose Bud.
Allen Bernard Hunt, 90, of Broken Arrow, Okla., formally of Searcy, Ark., passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015, at St. John’s Medical Center in Tulsa.
Albert Floyd Byerley, 66, of Little Rock passed away March 6, 2015. Preceded in death by: father, Albert W. Byerley; mother, Emilene Feathers, and sister, Marilyn Taylor. Survived by: two sons, Ronnie and Michael Byerley of Louisiana; three sisters, Janie Myers and Yvonne Shoffner of Higginson, Karen Baker of Griffithville; brother, Tim Byerley of Morning Sun, 13 nieces and nephews. Arrangements are pending.
Lewis Lee Cooperwood, 77, of Kensett passed from this life on Thursday, March 5, 2015. He was born in Wynne, Ark., on March 17, 1937, the son of Lee and Mary McDaniel Rooks.
Ruth Little, 90, died Wednesday. Survivors: brothers, Jim Wallace (Penny) of Pahrump, Nev., and Charles Wallace of Pea Ridge, Ark.; niece, Gale Boggan; nephews, Charles, Buddy, Kenneth and Fred (Pat) Wallace; a great-nephew, Chad Wallace. Visitation: Thursday, noon to 2 p.m., Powell Funeral Home-Bald Knob. Services: 2 p.m. in the Chapel. Interment: Fakes Cemetery.
Ruth O. Gough, 78, of Judsonia died Friday, March 6, 2015, at the White County Medical Center in Searcy. She was born June 5, 1936, in Tupelo, Miss., to the late Henry and Margaret Ellen (Spear) Williams.
Bud Westbrook, 94, of Pleasant Plains died Wednesday. Survivors: wife, Addie Denniston Westbrook; son, Ronnie Westbrook; daughter, Dianne Tharp. Funeral service: 2 p.m., Saturday, Flippo Chapel Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Union Grove Cemetery by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville. Visitation: 1-2 p.m., Saturday at church prior to service.
Kirk Douglas Rollins, 49, of Searcy passed from this life March 6, 2015. He was born Feb. 14, 1966, in Searcy.
David L. Rice, 65, of Kensett passed from this life Feb. 26, 2015, at his residence. He was born Aug. 7, 1949, in Maywood, Calif.
Thurman Owen Morrow, age 78, of Searcy, Ark., passed away March 3, 2015, in Searcy, Ark. He was born July 8, 1936, in McKinney, Texas, to Virgil Thompson and Eula Bernice (Welborn) Morrow.
Janette Simpson, 71, of Higginson passed away on March 2, 2015, in Searcy, Ark. She was born at Higginson on Aug. 13, 1943, to Jessie and Dixie Paul.
Rose Annette Edwards, age 63, of Bald Knob died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in Searcy. Survivors: husband of 37 years, Garland Edwards; daughters, Angela George (Jesse), Tonette Clemons, Kourtney Edwards; seven grandchildren; one sister, Cynthia Arnold; and two brothers, Charles and Kenneth Arnold. She is preceded in death by her father, LeRoy Arnold; and one son, Otis DeWayne Clemons.
Lovie Ruth Brown, 81, of McRae, Ark., was born Dec. 13, 1933, at Paris, Ark., to Ed and Zora (Taylor) Jones, and she died Sunday, March 1, 2015.
Marvin Ray Sarringar of Beebe was born July 2, 1938, and died March 2, 2015. He retired as a chemist after 40 years from Eaton Inc. He was a member of Mt. Arratt Baptist Church.
Fred Walter, 58, of Judsonia, owner of Four Star Siding & Guttering, passed from this life March 2, 2015. He was born Sept. 14, 1956, in Searcy to the late Phillip and Betty Rudd Walter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Freddy Yarbrough.
James “Mickey” Smith, 61, of Griffithville died Monday, March 2, 2015. He was born April 1, 1952, in Searcy, Ark., to the late James and Betty (Covey) Smith.
Shirley Sutter, age 69, of Judsonia died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Little Rock. She was born April 26, 1945, at Mountain View, Ark., to Thurman Sample and Eula Passmore Sample.
Nancy Lee Moffitt Ouzts, 56, of North Little Rock went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. She was born on Monday, March 17, 1958, in Searcy to the late Melvin “Mutt” Moffitt and Kathleen Kennedy Moffitt.
Betty Jo (Lyons) Price, 51, of Searcy passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at White County Medical Center. She was born March 9, 1963, to Joe and Betty (Bennett) Lyons in Little Rock, Ark.
Memorial services for James “Jim” Thompson, 70, of Judsonia will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Gateway Baptist Church in Judsonia with Bro. Bryon Roberson officiating. Condolences: www.SullivanFuneralCare.com.
Beloved mother, sister, and friend, Barbara Louise Woodson-Tyree, age 65, of Black Rock, Ark., passed over at 7:41 p.m., Feb. 21, 2015, with her loving daughters, Dawn, Kelly, and son-in-law Cecil by her side at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark.
James Earl "Bob" English, 73, of Judsonia, departed this life on Thursday, February 26, 2015. He was born in Gregory, Ark. on October 6, 1941.
George D. Tipps Jr. of Searcy died on Friday, Feb. 27, in Searcy. He was 90.
Patsy Ruth Norman Pryor, 76, of Searcy, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2015. She was born Dec. 12, 1938 in Searcy, the daughter of Henry Otis and Ruth Emily Dutcher Norman.
Judy Diane Finley, 59, of Judsonia passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 at White County Medical Center. She was born Sept. 13, 1955 in Dekalb, Ill.
Tommy Lee Gist Jr., 55, of Newport departed this life Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. He was born March 13, 1959 to Tommy Lee, Sr., and Dorothy (Simmons) Gist. Services 2 p.m. Saturday at Newport High School Auditorium. Interment in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Friday at Dillinger Funeral Home.