Donald Ray Kesterson
Donald Ray Kesterson, age 76, of Dierks, AR died on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at his home.
Mr. Kesterson was born in Burg, AR on September 30 1934 to Kelsie and Cozie Kirby Kesterson. He was an independent owner and operator for over 40 years, served in the U.S. Air Force from April 1953 until July 1961 and was a Baptist.
Mr. Kesterson was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Cannon Kesterson; three sons and daughters-in-law, Joel and Valerie Kesterson of Bossier City, LA, Jerry and Lacey Kesterson of Shreveport, LA and Jeff and Kathy Kesterson of Birmingham, AL; one daughter, Janet Kesterson of Ponotoc, MS; one sister, Norma Kesterson; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronnie and Sharon Kesterson and Bobby and Gloria Kesterson all of Dierks, AR; seven grandchildren, Ken and wife Liza, Tiffany, Robert, Austin, Jessica, Joshua and Jacob and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. Kesterson will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday February 15, 2011 in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Dierks, AR with Tom Turnbow officiating. Burial will follow in the Burg Cemetery
under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 -8:00 p.m., Monday, February 14th at the Wilkerson Chapel in Dierks.
Nona Evelyn Baker Richardson
Mrs. Nona Evelyn Baker Richardson, age 79, a resident of Foreman, Ark., died Friday, February 11th in the Little River Nursing & Rehab.
She was born to George and Bessie Pickett Baker at Tom, Oklahoma, on October 2, 1931. She was an X-ray Technician for Little River Hospital with 48 years of service. She was a member of the Wallace Baptist Church and enjoyed flowers, cows, gardening, and spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, Cleo Baker, Leon Baker, Imogene Barron, Ivalene Hurst, and Genevieve Baker, a son, E. G. Richardson, Jr., two daughters, Elaine Richardson, and Nona Marie Cobb, and her husband, E. G. Richardson, Sr.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Ronnie Abercrombie of Foreman, a grandson, Clint, and his wife, Synda Abercrombie of Foreman, a granddaughter, Deta, and her husband, Stoney Brunson of Umatilla, Florida, three great-grandchildren, Mallory and Blaine Abercrombie, and Payne Brunson, a son-in-law, Billy Bob Cobb of Foreman; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Larry Baker of Hooks, Texas, Bob Baker of Ashdown, Ark., and Joe and Lea Baker of San Antonio, Texas, a sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Jarrell Mitchell of Lubbock, Texas, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Nona Richardson will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 15th at 2:00 P.M., in the Marvin Cemetery, Foreman, AR, with Chris Clayton officiating, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. The family will receive friends at Chandler Funeral Home, Monday, Feb. 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Dolores Ellen Harrison Cole
Mrs. Dolores Ellen "Dee" Harrison Cole, age 70, a resident of Lockesburg, died Friday, February 11, 2011 at her home.
She was born February 18, 1940 in Lockesburg. She was a retired USDA Food Inspector with 28 years of service and was a member of the Belleville Methodist Church since 1952. She enjoyed reading, watching TV, studying her Bible, playing music and playing Yahtzee with the "Golden Girls".
Mrs. Cole was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Gladys Bassham Harrison and two brothers, Lloyd Vernon Harrison and Benny Ray Harrison.
She is survived by two sons, Steven Lee Cole of Lockesburg and Joey Allan Cole of Riga, Michigan; four grandchildren, Branden Allan Cole and Austin Douglas Cole both of Riga, Michigan, Morgan Danielle Cole and Maddison Horton both Lockesburg; four sisters, Vernell Jeffreys of Springtown, Texas, Barbara Sharp, Ethel Jane Leathers and Gladys Mae Pressley all of Lockesburg; one brother, Willie Gene Harrison of Lockesburg and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Cole will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 14, 2011 in the Belleville Methodist Church with Rev. Homer Frachiseur officiating. Burial will follow in the Belleville Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Sunday, February 13th at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Dee Cole Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 960, De Queen, AR 71832.
Carl Allen Frachiseur
Mr. Carl Allen Frachiseur, age 57, a resident of Wickes, Arkansas, died Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at his home.
He was born September 10, 1953 in De Queen, Arkansas. He worked in construction, was a member of the Wickes # 548 Masonic Lodge and was a member of the Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Grannis.
Mr. Frachiseur was preceded in death by his parents, Nathern and Birdie Mae Baker Frachiseur and a brother J.T. Frachiseur.
He is survived by his son, Morgan Frachiseur of De Queen; his daughter, Rebecca Campora of Waldron, Arkansas; five brothers, Charley, Zack, Billy, Arlie and Dolton Frachiseur all of Grannis, Arkansas; four sisters, Virginia Blanton of De Queen, Lavon Duggan of Gillham, Linda White of Wickes and Lequitta Holmes of Henderson, Texas and two grandchildren.
Memorial services for Mr. Frachiseur will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 12, 2011 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in De Queen with Rev. Homer Frachiseur officiating.
Charles William “Bill” Brock
Mr. Charles William “Bill” Brock, age 83, a resident of De Queen, died Tuesday, February 8th, at the De Queen Medical Center, De Queen, AR.
He was born to Luther and Ruby Alice Rhodes at Vernon, Texas, on January 22, 1928.
Bill was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U. S. Navy. He was retired from the Dallas Fire Department, where he was a fireman, as well as managing the Dallas Fire Dept. Photo Lab. He was a photographer for over 65 years, and was an active member of the De Queen Church of Christ. He enjoyed genealogy, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of over 62 years, Doris Trimble Brock of De Queen, a son and daughter-in-law, Charles W. and Norma Brock of Duncanville, Texas, two daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca Beth and Roy Gardner of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Terriann and Eddie Phillips of De Queen, six grandchildren, Chris, Alicia, Aaron, Casey, Kirra, and Cory, ten great-grandchildren, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard Wayne and Nelta Brock of Amarillo, Texas, Larry Thomas and Carol Brock of Spring Branch, Texas, one sister, Wanda Faye Freeman of Midlothian, Texas, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. Bill Brock will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 12th in the De Queen Church of Christ with Van Ledbetter, and Toney Stowers, ministers officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, De Queen, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at Chandler Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Mr. Wayne Ward, age 69, a resident of McHorse Community, Arkansas, died Monday, February 7, 2011 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
He was born November 29, 1941 in Kirby, Arkansas. He was retired from the Arkansas Forestry Commission after 41 years, served 28 years in the Army Reserve and retired a Master Sgt. E8, worked for the National Weather Bureau for 37 years, was a member of the Caney Valley Baptist Church and attended Dierks First Assembly of God Church.
Mr. Ward was preceded in death by his parents, William Floyd and Elsie V. Foshee Ward; one son, Chip Ward; one daughter, Carol Jeanette Thomas; one brother, Jimmy Ward; one sister, Brenda Ward and his father-in-law, J.B. Crow.
He is survived by his wife, Bonita Jane Crow Ward of McHorse Community; two daughters and son-in-law, Dana Ward of Nashville, Arkansas and Melissa and Brian King of Dierks; four grandchildren, Kortney, Chasity, and Morgan Ward of Nashville and Allison King of Dierks; one great-granddaughter, Serenity Edwards of Nashville; one great-grandson, Jaiden Tollett of Nashville; his mother-in-law, Bonnie Ruth Crow of McHorse Community and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Ward will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 10, 2011 in the Dierks First Assembly of God Church with Art Baker, Mark Hodges and Henry Bateman officiating. Burial will follow in the McHorse Cemetery
under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 8th at the funeral home in Dierks.
Mardoqueo Cruz Hernandez
Mr. Mardoqueo Cruz Hernandez, age 46, a resident of Wickes, died Friday, February 4, 2011, from injuries received in an automobile accident north of De Queen on Highway 71.
He was born to Alejandro Hernandez Perez and Ester Cruz in El Parral, Chiapas, Mexico, on October 10, 1964. He was a Christian, and was an employee of Smith Pallet Co, at Hatfield.
He is survived by his wife, Carmela Marroquin Gonzales of Villa Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico, a son, Alonzo Hernandez Gonzales, two daughters, Blanca Rubi Hernandez Gonzales, and Brenda Guadalupe Hernandez Gonzales, all of Mexico, his mother, Ester Cruz of Mexico, as well as other relatives.
Funeral Services for Mr. Mardoqueo Hernandez will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 06, 2011 in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Augustine Tena officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., and from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 6th Burial will be in Mexico.
El Señor Mardoqueo Cruz Hernandez, de edad de cuarenta y seis años, residente de Wickes Arkansas, Falleció el viernes cuatro de febrero de 2011, debido a las heridas que recibió en un accidente automovilístico. El Señor Mardoqueo Cruz Hernandez fue nacido de sus Padres el Señor Alejandro Hernandez Perez y la Señora Ester Cruz en la cuidad de "El Parral" Chiapas Mexico, el día diez de Octubre de 1964. El fue de fe Cristiana, y asistió a la iglesia Templo de Alabanza en Grannis, Arkansas, la mayoría de su estadía en ese lugar. Trabajó para la compañia Smith Pallet en Hatfield, Arkansas. Es sobrevivido por su esposa, la Señora Carmela Marroquín Gonzales. Un hijo; Alonso Hernandez Gonzales, y dos hijas; Blanca Rubi Hernandez Gonzales y Brenda Guadalupe Hernandez Gonzales. Su madre la SeñoraEster Cruz, al igual que un numero de hermanos y demas familiares, todos ellos residentes de Villa Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico. Los servicios funerales finales para el Señor Mardoqueo Cruz Hernandez se llevearan a cabo en su tierra natal, Chiapas, Mexico. Descanse en paz, el Señor Mardoqueo Cruz Hernandez. Hasta el día en que de acuerdo a la escritura en el evangelio de San Juan 5:28-29 "...todos los que estan en los sepulcros oiran su voz; los que hicieron lo bueno, saldran a resurreccion de vida; mas los que hicieron lo malo, a resurreccion de condenacion." Oramos por la consolacion del Espiritu Santo sobre toda la fimilia Cruz Hernandez, sabiendo que como creyentes en Cristo Jesús, "nos esntristecemos pero no como los otros que no tienen esperanza" 1 Tes. 4:13. Dios consuele pues a su Señora esposa, a su hijo e hijas. Como iglesia y hermanos en Cristo nos despedimos de nuestro hermano sabiendo que Dios es misericordioso y bueno, y que un dia pronto todos seremos "librados de este cuerpo de muerte" (1 Cor. 15:53) cuando veremos a nuestro Dios tal como El es, y estemos con El para siempre.
Audrey Winifred McLaughlin Campbell
Mrs. Audrey Winifred McLaughlin Campbell, Age 86, a resident of Berryville, Arkansas, died Monday January 31, 2011, at home.
Audrey was born to Stuart J. and Annie (Dunn) McLaughlin in Steubenville, Ohio, on August 19, 1924. She united in marriage with Bluford P. (Bill) Campbell on March 31, 1943. They moved to Sevier County in 1946. She was a homemaker and nurse’s aide in DeQueen AR. Her nursing skills were greatly appreciated by patients in the children’s ward and in hospice care. After the death of her husband, she moved to north Arkansas. She enjoyed volunteering at the hospital and serving her church, Berryville United Methodist Church, especially as a prayer warrior.
She is preceded in death by her husband and two infant sons, Frank Daniel Campbell and James Stuart Campbell, her parents and her six siblings, Margaret Hennesey, Herbert McLaughlin, Frances McLaughlin, Raymond McLaughlin, Ray McLaughlin, and Robert McLaughlin.
She is survived by one son: Alvin Campbell and wife Patty of Fort Smith AR, two daughters, Kathryn and husband Dan Gray of Manassas VA, Mary and husband Tom Chew of Berryville, AR., eight grandchildren : Thomas Chew, Jim Chew, Roxann Nichols, Heather Long, Melissa Gray, Rebecca Lamey, Ben Campbell, and Hannah Pais, twelve great grandchildren and one great-great grandson, several nieces and nephews and countless friends and loved ones.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Audrey Campbell will be held Saturday, February 5th at 2:00 p.m. in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel, DeQueen, AR with Rev. Terry Chapman officiating. Burial in the Redmen Cemetery, DeQueen AR. The family will receive friends at the Chandler Funeral Home on Friday Feb 4th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday Feb 7 at 10:00 a.m. at the Berryville United Methodist Church of Berryville AR.
Memorial donations may be sent to Berryville United Methodist Church, PO Box 267, Berryville AR 72616 or to Gideons International, PO Box 362, Berryville AR 72616.
Marjorie Adeleine Janes Watson
Marjorie Adeleine Janes Watson, age 92, a resident of Shreveport, LA formerly of Horatio, AR died Saturday, January 29, 2011 in the Christus Schumpert Highland Hospital in Shreveport.
She was born June 27, 1918 in Horatio, Arkansas. She graduated from Horatio High School and was an employee of the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant before retiring.
Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Watson on June 13, 1952; her parents, James F. and Essie Wilson Janes; one son, James D. Watson; a daughter, Carolyn Watson Adkins; one sister, Barbara Janes Mills and half brother, Jewel Janes.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, John Richard and Renee Watson; four grandchildren, Lisa and (Dave) Lawson, Sharon and (Jodie) Gary, Heath and (Joni) Watson and Casey and (William) Gardiner; eight great grandchildren, Christian King, Ashley Lawson, Tyler Lawson, Daelyn Bassham, Jaymin Watson, Jaryn Watson, Finn Gardiner and Trinity Gardiner; one great great-granddaughter, Raylee King; and numerous great grand critters.
Visitation for Mrs. Watson will be held from 10:00-11:30 a.m., Friday, February 4, 2011 at Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen. Graveside Funeral Services will follow at 1:00 p.m., in the Old Center Cemetery
near Horatio with Bro. Sam Hendricks officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.