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on Sep 17 in Obituaries posted by

Richard Leroy Mills (Dick ) passed away at his home in Edgemont, Arkansas on September 11, 2015. Dick was born on October 18, 1939 in Topeka, Kansas to Philip and Marjorie Mills.
After graduating from Topeka High School in 1957, Dick attended Dartmouth College, Kansas University, and Washburn University from which he graduated in 1965. He served in the U .S. Army until 1967. While in Kansas, Dick worked as a Juvenile probation officer, served as Director of Rehabilitation Services for the Capper Foundation, and as Executive Director of the Community Resources Council. In 1973 Dick relocated to Orlando Florida where he was employed as the Executive Director of the Human Services Planning Council. While in Orlando he earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University and began working at Orange County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Center. Dick retired in 2000 after serving 16 years as the CEO of New Horizons of the Treasure Coast in Ft. Pierce, FL. He was a lifelong fan of St. Louis Cardinal baseball and also a faithful fan of Kansas Jayhawks basketball. After retirement, Dick and his wife, Mollie, moved from Florida to Greers Ferry Lake, in Edgemont AR.
Dick is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Mollie; daughters Audree Mills of Birmingham, AL; Jennifer Kline and her husband, Jim of Birmingham, AL; grandchildren Jack, Sam, and Lucie Kline also of Birmingham; stepchildren Clark Lewis of Vero Beach Fl; Ginny Lewis Radke and her husband, Peter, of Ottawa, Canada, and grand babies Henry and Mabel Radke of Ottawa. He is also survived by his dear sister, Patricia Petersen of Portland Oregon. Dick was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dr. Philip Mills, previously of Topeka, KS.
Celebration of Dick’s life will be held at Peace Lutheran Church on Saturday, September 19 at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Peace Lutheran Church, PO Box 52, Edgemont, AR. 72044.


on Sep 09 in Obituaries posted by

Norman Dale Badders the son of Jeff Badders and Anna Lee Whitehurst Badders was born in Searcy, Arkansas on June 26, 1938 and passed away at Heber Springs, Arkansas on September 8, 2015 at the age of 77 years.
Norman was a tow truck driver and was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by two sisters Francis Gay Hamilton of Heber Springs and Joyce Ann Morrison of Laotto, Indiana and a niece Lori Kissinger of Heber Springs besides other relatives and many friends.
Cremation services by Family Funeral Service of Heber Springs.


on Sep 08 in Obituaries posted by

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Vena Madeline Babb the daughter of Alfonso Cousins and Colleen McMillon Cousins was born in Floral, Arkansas on September 13, 1924 and passed away at her home on September 7, 2015 at the age of 90 years.
She was a member of the Banner Church of Christ and enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren, crouching and quilt making. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her parents Alfonso and Colleen Cousins her husband Robert Owen Babb, four brothers Burl Cousins, Earl Cousins, Carl Cousins and Don Cousins and a grandson Gregory Sutherland.
Mrs. Babb is survived by 2 daughters Brenda C. Sutherland and husband Gary of Drasco and Elaine Clark of Concord, 3 grandchildren Michelle Davis, Gary Lynn Sutherland and Shawn Clark, 10 great grandchildren Derik Davis, Brittany Carlton, Kaylyn Sutherland, Ethan Sutherland, Tracy Gross, Christian Polk, Lane Polk, Ruby Polk, Olivia Clark and Kaylee Clark besides other relatives and many friends.
A visitation will be held at Family Funeral Service on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 P. M. and funeral services will be on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Banner Church of Christ by John Hitt with pallbearers Shawn Clark, Gary Lynn Sutherland, Ethan Sutherland, Larry John Davis, Derik Davis, Artie Cousins and Matt Carlton, Honorary Pallbearers will be Don Babb, Larry Babb, Tony Thomas and Charles Jennings. Interment will be in Shiloh Crossroads Cemetery


on Sep 07 in Obituaries posted by

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Angela Marie Lang the daughter of Bobby Lee Hill, SR and Rosie Nell Carmicle Hill was born in Manilla, Arkansas on April 14, 1966 and passed away at her home on September 4, 2015 at the age of 49 years.
Angela was preceded in death by her father Bobby Hill, SR. and two sons Matthew and Brandon. She is survived by her mother Rosie Nell Hill, three daughters: Cynthia, Tabathia and Sabrina, two sons: Jerry Lacy, JR and Jonathon, two sisters Sheila Newman of Russell and Sandra Newman of Searcy, one brother Bobby Hill, JR. of Wilburn, four grandchildren: Cynthia, Carl Issac and Cali McKee besides other relatives and many friends.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 2:0 P.M. in Family Funeral Service Chapel by Rev. Samuel Wildman. Memorials may be made and sent to Sandra Newman, 374 Crosby Road, Searcy, AR 72143.


on Aug 26 in Obituaries posted by

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Edward Hal Smith the son of Garland Smith and Helen Minton Smith was born in Parkin, Arkansas on October 14, 1940 and passed away at his home on August 26, 2015 at the age of 74 years.
He was a retired insulator and a member of the National Insulators Local Union #90 Asbestos Workers in Memphis, Tennessee. He was a member of Sand Springs Missionary Baptist Church and loved deer hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents Garland and Helen Smith, 2 brothers James Smith and Grover Smith and a sister Bonnie Parker. He is survived by his wife Patsy Ann Allred Smith, 3 sons Eddie Smith of Jacksonville, Richard Smith of Quitman and Paul Smith of Quitman, two brothers William Smith and wife Peggy of Quitman and Robert Smith and wife Diane of Wynne, 5 grandchildren Michael Smith and wife Samantha, Brandy Jones and husband Dustin, Isaiah Smith, Joshua Smith and Gabby Smith and 3 great grandchildren, Emma Smith, Scarlett Jones and Gavin Jones besides other relatives and many friends.
A visitation will be held on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Family Funeral Service from 5:00 until 7:00 PM and funeral services will be on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM in Sand Springs Missionary Baptist church with interment in Sand Springs Cemetery by Rev. Dwayne Thomas. Pallbearers will be Johnny Clay, Tony Stanton, Randy Allred, Joe Wyrick, Jimmy Jones and Roy Vance. Honorary Pallbearer will be Isaiah Smith.


on Aug 24 in Obituaries posted by

Zeddie Rue Foster the daughter of Zed R. Barnes and Nancy Vina Rose Barnes was born in Mountain View, Arkansas on July 29, 1932 and passed away at her home in Mountain View on August 22, 2015 at the age of 83 years.
Mrs. Foster was a member of the Mountain View First Baptist Church and she enjoyed fishing. She was a food stamp auditor for the state of Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents Zed and Nancy Barnes, 3 brothers and 1 sister and is survived by her husband Billy G. Foster of Mountain View, a son Brent Foster, a daughter Brenda Foster and a grandson Ethan Foster all of Mountain View.
A memorial service will be held at the Mountain View First Baptist Church on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. by Rev. Ray Brown.


on Aug 24 in Obituaries posted by

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Danny Gordon Hudgins, SR. the son of Johnny Hudgins and Lucille Kyzer Hudgins was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 20, 1947 and passed away at his home in Heber Springs, Arkansas on August 23, 2015 at the age of 67 years.
He was an iron worker for Nabholz Construction Company and a member of Grace Baptist Church of Heber Springs. He was an avid fly fisherman and guide. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Viet Nam.
He was preceded in death by his parents Johnny and Lucille Hudgins, two brothers Roy and John Hudgins and two nephews Donald and Ryan Bloomfield, survivors are his wife Sandra Hedges Hudgins of Heber Springs, a son Dan Hudgins, JR of Heber Springs, a daughter Kim Trimble and husband Travis of Conway, two granddaughters Emily Trimble and Aden Trimble both of Conway, two sisters Melba Hoinoski of Heber Springs and Jeanie Riley and husband Gary of Stephens, Arkansas a sister in law Gail Hudgins of Locust Grove, Oklahoma and a brother Sonny Hudgins and wife Betty of Pine Bluff, Arkansas besides other relatives and many friends.
There will be a visitation on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Family Funeral Service from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. and a Funeral Service will be on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Grace Baptist Church at 2:00 P.M. by Rev. Gary Riley and Rev. Grant Vanatter. Pallbearers will be Randy Goins, Alex Finkbiner, Ron Russell, Ron Hern, Donnie Hyslip and George Boro


on Aug 18 in Obituaries posted by

Alton Ray Hipp the son of Harvey D. Hipp and Rachel Birdsong Hipp was born in Woodrow, Arkansas on December 12, 1931 and went to be with the LORD on August 18, 2015 at the age of 83 years.
Mr. Hipp served in the U. S. Army in the Korean Was as front-line infantry at the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a farmer most of his life. He was a pastor for 10 years at Lone Star Baptist Church in Greers Ferry, Arkansas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Concord, Arkansas
He was preceded in death by his father Harvey D. Hipp, his mother Rachel Birdsong Hipp brother Kendall Hipp, sister Edith Jennings, brothers Clever Hipp, Louis Hipp, Loyd Hipp, Floyd Hipp, a sister Mary Kessinger and a brother William “Bill” Hipp.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margie Ann (Dollar) Hipp of Woodrow, Arkansas a daughter Penny Hopper and husband Mike of Prim, Arkansas, a son Michael Hipp and wife Mickey of Heber Springs, Arkansas, four grandchildren Rebecca Tripp and husband Arden, Daniel Hipp, Matthew Hipp and Rachel Hipp all of Heber Springs, Arkansas. One soon to be born great grandchild: Avelynn Grace Tripp.
Funeral services will be on Thursday, August 20, 2015, 2:00 P.M. at Woodrow Baptist Church in Woodrow, Arkansas and interment will be in the Everett Cemetery with full military honor by American Legion Post 64 of Heber Springs, and religious services by Rev. John Wofford and Rev. Tim Crumpton.
Pallbearers will be Wendell Hipp, Eddy Hipp, Kelly Hipp, Daniel Hipp, Mathew Hipp and Arden Tripp. Honorary Pallbearers will be Rex Cottrell, Wallace Cooper, Jerry Sneed, Walter Murphree, Feldus Murphree and Carl Whitehurst.


on Aug 18 in Obituaries posted by

Dennis Keith Brannon the son of F. O. Brannon and Virginia Cavness Brannon was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on September 5, 1945 and passed away at his home in Mountain View, Arkansas on August 17, 2015 at the age of 69 years.
He was the owner and publisher of the Stone County Citizen for 29 years. His religious belief was Baptist. Dennis enjoyed fishing and hunting, taking his grandchildren fishing and sports, baseball with the New York Yankees and basketball.
He was a sponsor of AAU Basketball: he coached and played AAU Basketball against the Arkansas Razorbacks. He was a graduate of Mountain View High School and was Mr. Mountain View High School in 1963. He enjoyed bluegrass music and music on the square at Mountain View.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Jordan and Ina Jason and Curtis and Elizabeth Brannon, his mother Pauline Brannon and a nephew Jason Lade. Mrs. Brannon is survived by his wife of 51 years Pauline L. Jason Brannon, his father F. O. Brannon, a son Mickey K. Brannon and wife Melva of Mountain View, a daughter Cherie Y. Brannon of Mountain View, 6 grandchildren Kayla, Ashley, Malorey, Amber, Alexis and Allyson, 4 great grandchildren Jaeda, Keaden, Serenity and Masyn, brother Windell Brannon of Mountain View, sister Carolyn Patrick and husband Bill of Greenbrier, brother Ronnie Brannon and wife Jilene of Mountain View, sister Connie Paul and husband Tony of Mooringsport, Louisiana, sister Debbie VanDeman and husband James of Brownsboro, Texas, sister Paula Walter of Mountain Home and brother Kenny Brannon of Humble, Texas, 6 nieces and 6 nephews besides other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be graveside at Spoon Flat Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 20, 2015 with interment in the Spoon Flat Cemetery by Rev. Truman Bullard. Pallbearers will be Bill Jason, Johnny Jason, Clint Jason, Ronnie Anderson, Lanny McConnell with Honorary Pallbearers R. C. Alexander, Charles Rosa, E. G. Balentine, Bobby Balentine, Red Gilbert, Hinkle Deckard, Jim McCarn, Travis Linville and Danny Jason.
The family ask that memorials be made to the Dennis Brannon Memorial fund at Centennial Bank in Mountain View. The family wants to thank Dennis’s caregiver Sharon Grimes, The White River Area on Ageing, Stone County Home Health, The Stone County Sherriff’s Department and Vital Link Ambulance.


on Aug 02 in Obituaries posted by

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASolon Douglas Hawkins serenely went to be with the Lord early in the morning, Saturday, August 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents Christopher Columbus Hawkins and Sarah Elizabeth Rickett Hawkins.
Born March 13, 1919 at Mount Vernon, Arkansas then graduating from Mount Vernon High School Douglas excelled in basketball. He then had various jobs throughout his life working for the county and state road departments and on the pipeline. He farmed and raised cattle and was a Democratic Party committeeman. As a free and accepted Mason he was a charter member of the Cadron Creek Masonic Lodge #736 and was a member of the Mount Nebo Baptist Church. Douglas enjoyed playing the guitar, was an avid fly fisherman, was fond of quail and duck hunting and raised bird dogs.
Douglas lived his entire 96 years then died on Tan Yard Hill and is survived by his wife of 73 years, Martha Jewell Arnold Hawkins, six children: Gary (Cheryll) Hawkins of Rose Bud, Marilyn (E.J.) Bradley of Berryville, Jimmy Louis (Dene) Hawkins, of Mount Vernon, Joanne (Brian) Ward of Piperton, Tennessee, Chris Hawkins of Mount Vernon and Babette Strickland of Guy, Liz (Eugene) Farris of Vilonia. Twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive their Gramps along with numerous additional family and friends.
A visitation will be held on Monday, August 3 at Mount Vernon Baptist Church from 6:00 until 8:00 PM and funeral services will be at the church on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM by Rev. Howard Neal and Rev. Jake McCandless. Interment will be in the Mount Vernon Cemetery with pallbearers Byron Hawkins, Jimmy Melvin Hawkins, John Ed Armstrong, Rickey Harrison, Daymon Brewer, Paul Brewer, Larry Garrison and Todd Prothro. Honorary Pallbearers will be Chuck Hartwick, Teddy Phillips, Weldon Davis, Ricky Hawkins, Jimmy Bartley and Gary Caldwell.