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on Jun 26 in Obituaries posted by

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Lubie Lee Holliman the son of Lubie and Jennie Holliman was born in Quitman, Arkansas on June 1, 1936 and passed away on June 24, 2015 in Marshall, Arkansas at the age of 79 years.
He was a rock designer and dug and hauled rock.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lubie and Jennie Holliman, two sons Leon Holliman and Robert Holliman and two daughters Jennie Vee Massey and Mary Louise Holliman. He is survived by his wife Esther Polston Holliman, two daughters Carolyn McCoy of Mountain View and Patricia Garner and husband Pete of Bethel Springs, Tennessee, 3 sons Ronnie Holliman of Big Flat, Randall Holliman and wife Debbie of Green Forest, Davie Holliman and wife Sharon of Berryville, sisters Jessie Doren and husband Bill of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Norma and husband Dale of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Sue Pendergrass and husband Bill of Lepanto and a brother Donald Holliman of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 10 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild besides other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in Wesley Chapel Church with interment in Wesley Chapel Cemetery by Rev. Richard Jones.


on Jun 22 in Obituaries posted by

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Darrell Ray Bane the son of Joe Bane and Ida Sutterfield Bane was born in Sally Flat, Arkansas on February 8, 1944 and passed away at Oakdale Nursing Facility in Judsonia, Arkansas on Monday, June 22, 2015 at the age of 71 years.

He attended the Luke Mountain Community Church and loved Cardinal Baseball, singing and playing guitar.  He worked as a timber worker.

He was preceded in death by a son Brian Bane and his parents Joe and Ida Bane.  He is survived by a son Paul Bane and his wife Tracy of Rose Bud, Arkansas and four grandsons Timothy, Matthew, Caleb and Logan besides other relatives and many friends.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M. at Old Lexington Baptist Church off Hwy 110 Shirley and the funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. at the church with interment in Old Lexington Cemetery by Rev. Bill Wilson.  Pallbearers will be Matthew Bane, Caleb Bane, Timothy Bane, Adam Wilson, Billy Barnett and Larry Bane.


on Jun 22 in Obituaries posted by

Maxine Elizabeth Edge Walls Nelson the daughter of Harry Edge and Ruth Ranger Edge was born in the state of Oregon on September 28, 1942 and passed away at Searcy, Arkansas on June 21, 2015 at the age of 72 years.
Maxine loved to travel and was an Avon Sales Manager.
She was preceded in death by Arlene Vasquez and is survived by her husband Donald Paul Nelson of Drasco, and a daughter Deborah Bianco of St. Victorville, California besides other relatives and many friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in the Brownsville Baptist Church in Brownsville, Arkansas by Rev. Jerry Cothren.


on Jun 21 in Obituaries posted by

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William Lee (Bill) Armstrong 64 of Concord went to be with his heavenly Father June 21, 2015. He went quietly and privately as Bill would have wanted it. He was born December 20, 1950 in Providence, Rode Island to Don Armstrong and Evelyn Clapp Johnson.
Bill is survived by his wife Sue Carlton Armstrong of the home, three sons: Rich and wife Dionna Armstrong of Crosby, Texas, Rob and wife Holley Armstrong of Mt. Belvieu, Texas, and Ryan Armstrong of Concord, his grandchildren Riley, Adeline, Hayley, and Blake Armstrong. Two sisters Carolyn Edwards of Illinois and Cheryl Woodfin, two brothers Paul and Pete Armstrong all of Texas and his father Donald Armstrong of Chula Vista, California. Bill is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Bill was an avid outdoors man loving to spend time fishing, camping and hunting. Watching and playing baseball was also a favorite pastime of Bill’s cheering on his beloved Texas Rangers. Bill was also ready with a quick smile and wise advice. He was always entertaining and loved to make people laugh. Bill lived a full life in a relatively short time with many passions but probably his favorite was spending time on his farm with the love of his life and soul mate Sue. Together they built a farm for them both to spend time on talking and planning for their future. He will be missed every minute of every day by those who had the privilege of knowing him.
A visitation will be on Monday, June 22, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Family Funeral Service and funeral services will be on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM in Christian Lighthouse Church with interment in Everett Cemetery.


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JoAnn Nickell Gladden, beloved by many, went to her heavenly home on June 13, 2015.
JoAnn was born on May 13, 1943 to Howard and Blanche Nickell in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She grew up on their family farm with her parents and three sisters.
She met her husband, Dan Gladden, at the University Of Arkansas and they were married on June 30, 1962. Dan and JoAnn had three sons Baxter, Joel and Jere.
JoAnn and Dan lived in several different places over the years and made wonderful friends in each city. They enjoyed traveling, seeing new places, and meeting new people. In 2001, they retired to Greers Ferry, Arkansas where they enjoyed the beauty of the area. Some of JoAnn’s favorite times were spent with her family enjoying the lake.
JoAnn, affectionately known by her grandchildren as “JoJo” enjoyed playing the piano, and dancing with Dan. She was an excellent cook, and was known for her homemade biscuits, blackberry cobbler, and pecan pie.
JoAnn was a beautiful lady who loved life and loved to laugh. She loved her family deeply and was dedicated to her faith in Jesus. She had a special relationship with her sisters, Judy, Mary, and Sandy.

She is survived by her husband of almost 53 years, Dan Gladden. Her sons Baxter Gladden and his wife Laura of Van Buren, AR, Joel Gladden and his wife Kathy of Little Rock, AR, and Jere Gladden and his wife Melissa of Asheville, NC. She leaves sweet memories with her 6 grandchildren Alex Gladden, Kate Gladden, Gregory Gladden, Patrick Gladden, Emma Gladden and Joseph Gladden. Her beloved sisters Sandy Burton and her husband Ric of Eufaula, OK, Mary Layer and her husband Tom of Winslow, AR. Her brother in law Bud Barker of Fayetteville, AR. Her sister-in-law Sissy Leek and husband Lynn of Hot Springs. And she proceeded in death by her sister Judy Barker. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Nickell Memorial Church. 4400 Tahoe Circle, Springdale, AR 72762, or The JoAnn Gladden Cancer Cares Memorial Fund at Westside First Baptist Church, 7025 Greers Ferry Road, Greers Ferry, AR 72067.
A Visitation will be Monday, June 15, 2015 from 10:00 until 12:00 at Westside First Baptist Church in Greers Ferry followed by a memorial service at 12:00 Noon.
A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 from 10:00 until 11:00 at Nickell Chapel off Hwy 16 and Hazel Valley Road, Durham, AR followed by a graveside service in Nickell Memorial Cemetery.


on Jun 03 in Obituaries posted by

Henry E. Matlock, JR. age 71 of Timbo, Arkansas passed away on June 2, 2015 at Hospice V. A. Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas after a long and hard fought battle with lung cancer.
Henry was born November 21, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee to Henry E. Matlock, SR. and Mary Gladys Sherman Matlock.
He was a member and associate Pastor of True Vine Baptist Church in Batesville, Arkansas. He believed in God’s Word in the King James 1611 AV Version of the Bible.
He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during Vietnam.
He was a member of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Industry and was a meat cutter by profession. He worked in Memphis, Tennessee before moving to Arkansas where he worked in Heber Springs, Batesville, New Ark and Mountain View.
He had a great sense of humor and loved life and will be missed by all who knew him.
Henry is survived by the love of his life his wife Sharon R. Goodman Matlock of the home, one sister Betty Gean Matlock Gray of Memphis, Tennessee, one son Jeffery Scott Matlock, one daughter Lisa Mechell Matlock, two step daughters Shirley Brewen Hamblet of Grande Prairie, Texas and Deanna Barnes Younger of New Mexico, one step son David Barnes, 5 step grandchildren, one step great granddaughter of Onia, Arkansas and one step great grandson due in August in Austin, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mary Gladys Sherman Matlock and Henry E. Matlock, SR.
In lieu of flowers Henry request that donations be made to True Vine Baptist Church in Batesville, Arkansas.
There will be a private service at a later date.


on May 20 in Uncategorized posted by

Loralle Louise Dazey the daughter of Edward Ray Dazey and Phyllis Garnett Parsons Dazey was born in Toledo, Ohio on October 7, 1958 and passed away in Heber Springs, Arkansas at the age of 56 years.
She was a Christian and attended the West Pangburn Community Church. She loved genealogy and crafts her daughter Jennifer and her grandchildren.
She is survived by a daughter Jennifer Guffey of Heber Springs, son Ricky Shackelford of California, husband Alexander Capas, 4 brothers, Tom Vannorman of California, Ton Dazey of Oregon, Terry Vannorman of Washington and Jim Vannorman of Wisconsin, sister Diane Cox of Oregon, two grandchildren Faith Guffey and Michael Guffey and three great grandchildren Airyn Collum, Aishlyn Collum and Jordyn Collum besides other relatives and many friends.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday May 26, 2015 at 4:00 P. M. graveside in Good Springs Cemetery.


on May 19 in Obituaries posted by

img056Wesley Jason Venable the son of Wesley Steven Venable and Janice Elizabeth Morgan Butler was born in Texas City, Texas on February 22, 1980 and passed away at Heber Springs, Arkansas on May 14, 2015 at the age of 35 years.
His occupation was roofing and he owned his own roofing company, He was a Christian, loved being with his friends and family. He enjoyed music, drawing and fishing and lived life to the fullest. He was a hard worker and always provided for his family. He had many friends and more family and was a leader and went through life wide open. He was a soccer coach and enjoyed talking.
He was proceeded in death by his father Wesley Venable and is survived by his wife Aimee Yavette Reed Venable, 4 daughters Paige Venable, Kaylea Venable, Leslie Venable and Hannah Venable, his mother Janice Butler of Drasco, a brother Mayles Venable of Beebe, sister Shree Venable of Hopewell, sister in law Leah Roberts, brother in law Andrew Roberts, father in law Ricky Bufford and mother in law Vickie Bufford, sister in law Jennifer Bufford and brother in law Bradley Bufford, nieces and nephews Katelynn Wheaton, Sheldon Wheaton, Ashton Wheaton, Charlsie Toliver, Branson Toliver, Chole Toliver, Drew Roberts , Katie Summers, Joe Summers and Ethan Summers besides other relatives and many friends.
A visitation will be held at Family Funeral Service on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. and funeral services will be graveside at Miller Cemetery on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. by Rev. Tony Cresswell. Pallbearers will be Randy Morgan, Ricky Bufford, Mayles Venable, Andrew Roberts, Craig Golden and Leslie Venable.


on May 18 in Obituaries posted by

David B. Loveland age 63 passed away at St. Luke’s in Kansas City, Missouri on May 12, 2015. At the time of his passing his wife of 30 years Patricia Gallaway, daughter Brandy, son Robert Acord and granddaughter Callie Briana were at his side. He was preceded in death by his parents Millard and Oranel Delph Loveland and brother Mark.
He is survived by a son Chris and wife Jennifer, other grandchildren Bryce, Braiden, Nick, Eowyn, David and Andrew, great grandchildren Xavier and Evelyn Rose, sister Judy, brother Buddy and wife Brenda, in laws Fanatta and late Laverne B. Gallaway. Special friends Terry Pool and Robert Krewson, five nephews and 4 nieces, brother in law Larry Gallaway and wife Brenda and niece Heather. Other relatives include a total of 21 aunts and uncles, 5 nephews and 4 nieces.
David served in the United States Air Force from June of 1971 to June of 1977. He worked 18 years for Cleburne County Road Department and was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church by Rev. Greg Carr with full military honors.


on May 16 in Obituaries posted by

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Inez Cooper, 81 of Concord, Arkansas passed away on May 15, 2015.  She was born on March 20, 1934 in Sulpher Rock, Arkansas to Henry and Dee Marie (Maxwell) Rounds.  Inez was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.  She was a member of Concord United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  She loved life and found much of her joy in making people laugh and feel loved.  She was an active member of the community and could often be found at the local community center, her church, and Concord Pirate basketball games.  Inez never passed up an opportunity to “cut a rug.”

Inez is preceded in death by her parents: three brothers, J. B. (Pete) Rounds, James (Slugger) Rounds, and Wayne Rounds, four sisters, Agness Smart, Emma Jo Conners, Marma Dean Kimmerling, and an infant sister Sissy Rounds.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Sonny Cooper: her three sons, Ronnie (Karen) Cooper of Drasco, Ricky (Liz) Cooper of Concord, and Randy Cooper of Concord, four grandchildren, Corey (Sara) Cooper of Searcy, Brett (Amber) Cooper of Drasco, Lauren (Remington) Hendrix of Fayetteville and Jason Cooper (fiancée’ Gloria Tedder) of Greenbrier: and three great grandchildren, Ava Cooper, Ellie Hendrix, and Alex Cooper.  She is also survived by two brothers, Robert (Peggy) Rounds of Batesville and Ray Rounds of Newark, one sister Barbara Medley of Senath, Missouri and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 5:00 until 7:00 at Family Funeral Service and funeral services will be on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in Concord United Methodist Church by Rev. Steve Long. Burial will follow in the Concord Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ryan Spinks, Jeff Mead, Seth Tucker, Robert Rounds, Richard Rounds, Chuckie Kimmerling and Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Smart and Felton Spinks.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Concord United Methodist Church, 375 Five Mile Road, Drasco, Arkansas 72530 and Concord High School Senior Blessons Program, P. O. Box 271, Concord, Arkansas 72523.