CHARLES WAYNE HOLT
Charles Wayne Holt, 76, of Pine Bluff passed away Thursday, January 14, 2010, at his home.
Born January 11, 1934, in Lockesburg, ar. he was a son of the late James Bland Holt and Gretchen Latimer Holt. Charles began his education in a one room school house until the third grade, where his family moved to De Queen. In 1956, he received a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas.
On June 10, 1956 he married Ann Catherine England, who had been friend since third grade.
After graduated from Naval Officer Candidate school, he reported to Port Lyautey, Morocco, where the couple lived for three years. Following an honorable discharge, Mr. Holy began his career in retail in Dallas Texas. His retail career continued from Texas to Mississippi to Arkansas.
Mr. Holt was a member and a deacon at First Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, and he sung in the church choir for over 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Kay Holt Bush and his brother James Bland Holt, Jr.
He is survived by his wife of over 53 years, Ann Holt; two daughters Amy Taylor and husband Kent of Little Rock and Hilary Reaves and husband Keith of Rome, Georgia; grandchildren, Diana Taylor Sawyer and husband Dave, Graham Allen Reaves and Ellen Ann Reaves; and a sister Etta Davis of Suffield, Connecticut.
A memorial service will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 16, 2010 at First Baptist Church, Pine bluff with rev. Matt Norton officiating by Ralph Robinson & son Funeral Directors. Graveside services will be held 4:00P.M. Saturday at Belleville Cemetery
near Lockesburg, Ar. by Wilkerson Funeral Home.
ANNIE LOU BRIGGS TINKES
Mrs. Annie Lou Briggs Tinkes, age 74, a resident of Lockesburg, died Monday, January 11th at her home.
She was born to John Lionel and Pearlie Milam Briggs, on June 24, 1935 in Pinhook, Texas. She was a USDA Poultry Inspector, and enjoyed quilting, fishing, reading, and computers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Tinkes, two sons, Perry Dale Tinkes, and Billy Joe Tinkes, a grandson Jake Parker Tinkes.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-n-law, Gary and Vicki Tinkes of Winthrop, Bradley and Brenda Tinkes of Red Water, Texas and Alvin Tinkes of Malvern Ark. One daughter and son-n-law Barbara and Coy Tunnel of Winthrop Ark.; Four sisters Kay Canada of Booneville Ark.; Hildred Gray and Nina Ward both of Wickes Ark.; and Thelma Harberson of ProvoArk.; Twelve grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Cremation for Mrs. Ann Tinkes are entrusted to Chandler funeral Home, De Queen, and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
LYDIA MAE FIELDER HARVEY
Mrs. Lydia Mae Fielder Harvey, age 89, A resident of Lockesburg, Ark., And former resident of Bowie Texas, Died Thursday, January 7, 2010, in Nashville, Ark.
She was born to A. C. and Katie Bell Gray Fielder at Burkbennett, Texas, on June 6, 1920. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lockesburg, and was a former owner and operator of Harvey's Minnow Ranch in Bowie Texas. She enjoyed sewing, working, and spending time with family especially her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin AND Steve Fielder, A Daughter, Pat Keeney, and a granddaughter, Debra Brewer.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Lewis and Elaine Harvey of Vancouver, Washington, seven grandchildren, Greg, and his wife Jennifer Harvey, Jeff and his wife, Shirley Harvey, Jason and his wife Celeste Harvey, Jennifer and her husband Jon Messer Amanda and her husband Kevin Roach, Wendy and her husband, Roy Bradshaw, and Patrick Keeney, eighteen-grandchildren, and four great-great--grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Lydia Harvey are entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home and will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday January 11th in the Newport Cemetery
Newport, Texas. With Pastor Jim Harvey officiating. The family will receive friends at Chandler Funeral Home on Saturday, January 9th from 6:00 TO 8:00 PM.
Virgil E. “Jack” Cawood
Mr. Virgil E. “Jack” Cawood, age 86, a resident of De Queen, and former resident of Bentonville, Ark., died Thursday, January 7th in Christus St. Michael Health System.
He was born to Van Henry and Cassie Blair Cawood at Bentonville, Arkansas, on May 29, 1923. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U. S. Marines, and was recipient of the Purple Heart. Jack was retired from the Bentonville School System, where he was teacher and vice-principal. He was also retired from the U. S. Corps of Engineers, having worked at Lake Ouachita. He enjoyed traveling, working cattle, wood working, and welding.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and all seven siblings.
He is survived by his wife of over 64 years, Maxine Rakes Cawood of De Queen, a daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Michael Wright of De Queen, and a number of nieces and nephews. Cremation for Mr. Jack Cawood is entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen, and a memorial service will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of choice.
Rosalie Priest Eason
Mrs. Rosalie Priest Eason, age 74, a resident of Lockesburg, AR, died Thursday, January 07, 2010 in El Dorado, AR.
She was born April 25, 1935 in Lockesburg. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lockesburg.
Mrs. Eason was preceded in death by her parents, William B. and Ella Pearl Cross Priest; one son, Jerry Eason and one sister, Allene Kenney.
She is survived by her husband, Sam "S.G." Eason of Lockesburg, Arkansas; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Cathy Eason of Lockesburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Hans Dreikorn of El Dorado; daughter-in-law, Valerie Gathright of Lockesburg; two sisters, Melba Priest and Wilma Cannon of Lockesburg; three grandchildren, Hope Taylor, Mark Eason and Heather Farley; two great-grandchildren, Paige Eason and Noah Taylor.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Eason will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 7, 2010 in the Lockesburg First Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Gilliland officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Union Cemetery
under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.
The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Friday, January 8th at the funeral home.
Dionicio Morales Rojo
Dionicio Morales Rojo, age 51, a resident of Umpire, Arkansas died Wednesday, January 6, 2010 in the Howard Memorial Hospital in Nashville.
He was born August 1, 1958 in Mexico to Dionicio Morales Rojo and Bricja Rojo.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Hernandez; three daughters, Claudia, Leticia and Ester; five sons, Sesar, Dionicio, Abelardo, Javier and one precious son, Valente who preceded him in death.
Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2010 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in De Queen. Burial will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2010 in the Athens Cemetery.
John Mathew Talent
Mr. John Mathew Talent, age 91, a resident of Winthrop, Arkansas, died Wednesday, January 6, 2010, in Howard Memorial Hospital, Nashville.
He was born to Eugene Elee and Dessie Garrett Talent at DeKalb, Texas, on June 18, 1918. He was a retired farmer and mechanic, and enjoyed working.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Adrey Fay Talent, and Doris Thompson, three brothers, Odie, Boyce, and Buddy Talent, and two sisters, Mae Harrel, and Adel Palmore.
He is survived by two sons, John Talent, Jr. of Justin, Texas, and Don Talent of Winthrop, one daughter, Dorothy Sue Talent of Spiro, Okla.; four brothers, Ritas Talent, Earl Talent, and Bobby Talent all of New Boston, Texas, and Joe Talent of DeKalb, Texas; four sisters; Ruby Collins and Joy Shockley both of DeKalb, Texas; Mary Tegal of New Boston, Tex.; and Bonnie Gunn of Norman, Okla.; five grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. John Talent are entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen, and will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9th in the Cross Roads Southern Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmy Roden and Bro. Gary Stiener officiating. Burial will follow in the Strawn Cemetery, Winthrop, Ark.
Joe Dwayne Ayers
Joe Dwayne Ayers, age 48, a resident of Gillham, died Monday, January 4, 2010 in the Christus St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, Texas.
He was born December 27, 1961 in De Queen. He was a master electrician for Weyerhaeuser in Dierks and a Baptist.
He is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Ayers of De Queen; his mother, Elwina Culp Ayers of De Queen; his father, Joe Ed Ayers of Horatio; one brother, Ernie Ayers of Texarkana, Arkansas; one sister, Sherri Blankenship of Horatio; two nephews, Jeffrey Ayers and Dillon Blankenship; his aunts and uncles, Frances Culp and Lynn Culp of De Queen, Tina and Mike James of Arp, Texas, Patsy and Sammy Sharp of Lockesburg and Jerry Bob and Tiny Ayers of Horatio; and a number of other relatives.
Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at the Chapel Hill Cemetery
with Bro. Wesley Blankenship officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.
Tabitha Louise Brown Burdine
Tabitha Louise Brown Burdine, age 95, born August 11, 1914 to Allen “J.C.” and Emma White Brown in Columbia County, Arkansas returned to the Lord whom she served on January 2, 2010.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Reginald Burdine, her parents, five brothers, Buster, Pete, Bill Ottis and Jim Brown and one sister, Evalyn Bender.
She is survived by one son, Jerry Burdine and wife Nancy of Angleton, TX; one daughter, Carol Yates and husband Michael of Bedford, TX; five grandchildren, Greg Burdine and wife Mary of Humble, TX; Todd Burdine and wife Shawn of Phoenix, AZ; Brandon Burdine and wife Stephanie of Pearland, TX; Carolyn Nicolalde and husband Gustavo of North Richland Hills, TX; Sean Yates and wife Astreia of Arlington, TX; great-grandchildren, Braelyn and Parker Burdine, Kieran, Ansleigh and Selah Yates; one sister, Maybelle Cook and husband Roscoe of Estancia, NM and many nieces and nephews.
Tabitha was well-known in Polk and Sevier Counties and was a kind, caring, God loving woman, caring for and serving her family and others. She especially loved the Church of Christ that meets in Wickes, and its members, who were her Christian family. She and Reginald were part of the original group of Christians who met in Wickes in the late 1930’s.
She and Reginald moved to Polk County in the late 1930’s and lived on a hill above Rolling Fork Creek until 1948 when they moved to New Mexico to cut timber. They lived in New Mexico until 1964 when they returned to Wickes to farm and raise chickens until 1994 when Reginald passed away. Tabitha continued to divide her time between her home in Wickes and the homes of her son and daughter.
Tabitha loved to quilt and garden and some of her happiest times were spent with her sister Maybelle and her niece, Mary Sanders, canning and freezing the produce from her garden. She also loved her grandchildren and had all five of them at her home during summers, until they were teenagers. Her love for children was still evident with her great-grandchildren and children of church members. She spent as much time as she could with them, until her health made it impossible to do so.
We, her family and friends, will miss her presence, but there is no doubt that our mother, sister and friend is now in the arms of the Lord Jesus, along with Reginald and a host of other relatives and friends who went before her. Her greatest accomplishment was serving others in the name of the Lord. To God be the glory for her life!
Funeral Services for Mrs. Burdine will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 5, 2009 in the Wickes Church of Christ with Pastor David Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00p.m., Monday, January 4th at the funeral home.