Paul Ray Yancey
Mr. Paul Ray Yancey, age 65, a resident of De Queen, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 in the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.
He was born December 18, 1946 in Elk City, Oklahoma. He worked for the De Queen and Eastern Railroad, retiring after 33 years as roadmaster.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Minnie Tedford Yancey; five brothers, Jimmy Yancey, Bob Yancey, John Henry Yancey, Jr. Yancey and Bill Yancey.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Higgins Yancey of 43 years and 11 months; one son and daughter-in-law, Paul Jr. and Lori Yancey; two daughters, Angela Curtis and Paula Blankenship; five grandchildren, Justin Yancey, Charlie Ray Brewer, Tyler Curtis, Colton Yancey and Balee Yancey; four great grandchildren, Draven Yancey, Serenity Yancey, Khloe Brewer and Addison Brewer; one special great-nephew, Kacey Buie and several other nieces, nephews and other family members. Surviving siblings are Christine Morris, Larry Yancey, Tommy Yancey, Charles Yancey, Betty Edwards and Ruby Suviaz.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2012 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in De Queen with Tom Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Mineral Cemetery
The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:00 p.m., Friday, May 11th at the funeral home.
Robbin Dee Ann Johnson Lamb
Mrs. Robbin Dee Ann Johnson Lamb, age 38, a resident of Palestine, Texas, died Thursday, May 3, 2012 in Anderson County, Texas.
She was born April 5, 1974 in De Queen, Arkansas. Mrs. Lamb loved to hunt, fish, camp, and cook, as well as watch her children play sports. She had a heart the size of Texas and thoroughly enjoyed helping people in any way possible. Mrs. Lamb attended UALR University in Little Rock and she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dierks, Arkansas.
Mrs. Lamb was preceded in death by her grandmother, Esther Wallace; and two grandfathers, Bill Johnson and BJ Wallace.
She is survived by her husband Steve Lamb of Palestine; parents, William and Patricia Massey Johnson of Rogers, Arkansas; three sons, Guy Lamb and wife Amanda of Coffee City, Lance Lamb of North Dakota and Jack Lamb of Palestine; one daughter, Courtney Lamb of Palestine; one brother, Rusty Johnson and wife Vickie of Rogers; one sister, Joni Icenhower and husband Darby of Texarkana; one grandson, Wyatt; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Lamb will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 10, 2012 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Dierks with Rev. Audie Dawson officiating. Burial will follow in the Greens Chapel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at the funeral home in Dierks.
Andrew Shane “Drew” Walston
Andrew Shane “Drew” Walston, age 21, a resident of Dierks, Arkansas, died Thursday, May 4, 2012 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
He was born September 18, 1990 in, Hot Springs. Drew was a student at Henderson State University and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Dierks.
He is survived by his daughter, Raylie Walston of Newhope, Arkansas; parents, Phillip Shane and Julie Ann Ford Walston of Dierks; grandparents, Phil and Judy Walston of Dierks; one brother, Austin Walston; one sister, Adriana Walston both of Dierks; special aunt and uncle, Greg and Shana Janes and two special cousins, Lain Janes and Quincy Alexander.
Funeral Services for Drew Walston will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at the Dierks High School Gymnasium with Scott Feemster officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2012 at the funeral home in Dierks.
Shirley Ann Broussard Davis
Mrs. Shirley Ann Broussard Davis, age 73, a resident of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, in the De Queen Medical Center.
She was born to Duvale and Louise Istre Broussard in Mermautau, Louisiana, on February 7, 1939. She was a homemaker, a Baptist, and enjoyed cooking, fishing, camping, and crafts.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Bonita Trahan, a daughter, Neva Gail Brown, and her husband, Leonard Davis.
She is survived by a son, Bobby Vickers of Bogata, Texas, a daughter, Debbie Brizendine of Broken Bow, Okla., her step-children, Alvin Davis, Steve Davis, and Peggy Ann Davis, a sister, Betty Turner of Lumberton, Texas, 11 grandchildren, Angela, Gail, Jessica, Michael, Cassidy, Wyatt, Rhonda, Jeffrey, Sara, Benji, and Russell, nineteen great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews, as well as other family members.
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Ann Davis will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 30th in the Horatio Cemetery, with Rev. Jerry McCoy officiating, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. The family will receive friends at Chandler Funeral Home On Sunday, April 29th from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Rev. Oscar Murry Ball
Rev. Oscar Murry Ball, age 88, a resident of De Queen, died Friday, April 27, 2012 at his home.
He was born in Ripley, Oklahoma, to Lucious Elkanah and Mary Elizabeth Russell Ball, on October 29, 1923.
He was retired pastor of the Union Church, former director of the Piney Grove Bible Camp, retired co-owner of Ball & Bingham Construction Company, and a poultry grower for Pilgrim’s Pride. He was associated with Dallas Bible Fellowships in a “Reading For Bibles Program” in rural schools in southwest Arkansas, and southeast Oklahoma, and the Dallas Theological Seminary in the advancement of pastors of the gospel in rural Arkansas. He also received certification of Bible studies from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings, Eulah Stafford, Thomas Ball, Elmer Ball, Albert Ball and Marjorie Malloy.
He is survived by his wife of over 65 years, Jean Farris Ball of De Queen, three sons and daughters-in-law, Philip and Susan Ball of Texarkana, Texas, Paul and Laura Ball of Hope, Arkansas, and Tim and Melody Ball of Springdale Ark., a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Rev. Brent Stake of Jacksonville, Florida, nine grandchildren, Scott Stake of Tallahassee, Fla., Stephen Stake of Baltimore, Maryland, Josh Stake of Jacksonville, Fla., Seth Ball, Zac Ball, and Jake Ball all of Springdale, Ark., Alison McQuain of Knoxville, Tenn., Mike Pizzalato, and Brittany Ball both of Texarkana, Texas, six great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, a sister, Emma Stewart of Dell City, Okla., and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Rev. Oscar Ball will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2012 in the First Baptist Church of De Queen with Rev. Brent Stake officiating. Burial will follow in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, The family will receive friends at Chandler Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 29th. Memorials may be made to the Union Missionary Fund, c/o Kay Kay Johnson, 213 Johnson Lane, De Queen, Arkansas 71832.
Richard Huskins Dunn
Mr. Richard Huskins Dunn, age 84, a resident of De Queen, died Sunday, April 22, 2012 at his home.
He was born to Samuel Frederick and Siddie Durden Dunn at De Queen, Arkansas, on June 21, 1927. He was a retired USDA Inspector, and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Rex Dunn, John Dunn, and Durden Dunn.
He is survived by a son, Richard Kent Dunn of Little Rock, Arkansas, three daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Johnny Hill, Becky White, and Renee and Bart Thomason, all of De Queen, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will be at a later date. Cremation under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.
Mary Melinda Margaret Simon Griffin
Mrs. Mary Melinda Margaret Simon Griffin, age 87, a resident of Horatio, Arkansas, died Friday, April 20, 2012 in De Queen, Arkansas.
She was born January 6, 1925 in New York City to William and Elizabeth Laney Simon. She was a homemaker, was raised in the Catholic Church and attended the United Methodist Church of Horatio.
Mrs. Griffin was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Robert Francis Griffin.
She is survived by her husband, Daude N. Griffin; one son, Rene Griffin of Rockwall, Texas; one daughter, Cheryl Boyd of Tyler, Texas; one sister, Marie Marche; two grandchildren, Debbie Boyd of Horatio and Caylon Miller of Dallas, Texas; four great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Graveside Funeral Services for Mrs. Griffin will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 21, 2012 in the Horatio Cemetery
with Robert McCoy officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.
Charles William (Jack) Brewer
Charles William (Jack.) Brewer, age 82, of Benton, Arkansas, formerly of Wickes, Arkansas passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, in Benton, Arkansas.
He was born on June 24, 1929 in Stillwell, Oklahoma to the late George Washington Brewer and the late Arbie Collins Brewer. He worked in highway construction for many years. Jack loved gardening, being outdoors, loved eating fine country cuisine, and watching old western films. He also loved country music and gospel hymns. Jack had a peace of mind with his Lord and Savior. He was a loving grandfather, great grandfather, step-grandfather, and a friend to all who knew him and loved him. He will be dearly missed by all.
He is survived by:
Step-Children: Rose Mary Stephens and husband John of Ward, Arkansas Donna Bowers and husband Randy of Little Rock, Arkansas Donnie Leonard and wife Susie of Little Rock, Arkansas Kendall Leonard of Little Rock, Arkansas Tommy Perkins Grandchildren: Michael Springer of Little Rock, Arkansas Charles Springer of Wickes, Arkansas Stephanie Hudson and husband Junior of North Little Rock, Arkansas Tom Perkins, Jr. and Lela Perkins Great-Grandchildren: Matthew Hudson Patrick Springer and wife Jessie of Little Rock, Arkansas Ashley Morrison of Little Rock, Arkansas Great-great Grandchildren: Adrien Patrick Springer son of Patrick
38 Step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren
He was also known as Papa or Papa Jack and had numerous lifetime friends in the Wickes area.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Arbie Brewer, first wife, Marjorie Thompson Brewer, and second wife, Rose Marie Brewer, brother, Billy “Bill” Gene Brewer, and step-daughters, Billie Jean Pittman, and Kathy Leonard.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at Baker Cemetery
with Brother James Gathright and Brother Leon McCleskey officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Visitation is General.
Bobby Lawrence “Butch” Dinger
Mr. Bobby Lawrence “Butch” Dinger, age 76, a resident of Lockesburg, died Thursday, April 19th in the De Queen Medical Center, De Queen.
He was born to Jessie Lawrence and Eula Beatrice Smith Dinger at De Queen, Arkansas, on July 10, 1936. He was a retired gun smith, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and guns. He loved all animals, especially his dog, Chili.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings, Peggy Deer, Evelyn Hill, and Frank Dinger.
He is survived by his wife, Linda J. Sisk Dinger of Lockesburg; three daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy “Dottie” and James Sellers of Gillham, Melissa and Rick Williams and Rachel Dinger all of Joplin, Missouri; three grandchildren, Erica Lynn Sellers and James “J. T.” Sellers of Gillham, and Emma Williams of Joplin, Missouri, two brothers, Billy Dinger of Lockesburg, and Jackie Dinger of De Queen, three sisters, Jeanine Nickerson and Marty Munoz both of Horatio, and Helen McGallard of Gurdon, Arkansas.
Graveside funeral services for Mr. Bobby Dinger will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 22nd In the Sweet Home Cemetery
with Rev. Rich Lugo officiating. The family will receive friends at Chandler Funeral Home on Saturday, April 21st from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.
Polly V. Bailey Pate
Mrs. Polly V. Bailey Pate, a resident of De Queen, went to be with our Lord, Monday, April 16, 2012 in St. Michael’s Hospital.
She was born to Charles Orben and Sweetie Malena Rutherford Bailey in Doddridge, Arkansas, on February 11, 1938. While working in Dallas, Texas, she met her husband and best friend, David Pate.
She was co-owner of Bailey Discount Bldg. Supply, a professional artist of 38 years, as well as a homemaker. As a professional artist of 38 years, Polly Pate was recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, and has commissioned paintings on display in homes and businesses in several states. During her 29 years on the Cossatot Arts and Crafts Association, she was past President three times, and Treasurer and Historian. She served on the Arkansas League of Artists in Little Rock, and on the Board of directors and had served as Historian and Photographer. For the Four-States Regional Art Club, she had served as Historian and Photographer. There are many other art clubs and organizations of which she is a member. She has painted with notable artists Ken Hosmer and Italian Classical Renaissance Master Frank Covino. Though art was her passion, her true love and joy was the family and friends, and the laughter that filled her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, James Orben Bailey, and two granddaughters, Catarina Suzanne Smith, and Carrie Nichole.
She is survived by her husband of over 53 years, David, their daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Carter Smith, and Suzanne and James Babb, all of De Queen, her beloved grandchildren are Katy and Quinn Smith, and Bailey and Tayler Babb and a host of kids and adults of all ages that affectionately knew her as “Grandy”. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Maxie Othel “Bill” and Barbara Bailey of Broken Bow, Okla., and a number of nieces and nephews.
The viewing will be held by the family at Chandler Funeral Home on Thursday, April 19th from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Funeral Services for Mrs. Polly Pate will be held at 4:00 P.M., Monday, April 23rd in the Memorial Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Jason Carlton and Bro. Joe Carlton officiating. Burial will follow in the Sweet Home Cemetery, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.
Memorials may be made to the Memorial Missionary Baptist Church.