Grace Jeanie Hickerson
Grace Jeanie Hickerson, 78, of Campbell died on Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
She was born June 16, 1928, in Manchester, New Hampshire, the daughter of the late Thomas Frank Dalton and Flora Mae Carr Dalton.
She was united in marriage to Horace Grady Hickerson on Oct. 9, 1948, in Manchester, New Hampshire. He preceded her in death on March 27, 1987.
Mrs. Hickerson was a homemaker. She was a member of the Campbell General Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter Number 92 of Campbell.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Martha Dalton; and one stepson, Ronnie Hickerson.
Survivors include one daughter, Jeanie Mae Wagoner and husband, Jerry, of Holland, Mo.; two sons, Horace Grady Hickerson Jr. of Blytheville and Thomas Frank Hickerson of Spanaway, Wash.; one grandson, J.D. Wagoner of Holland, Mo.; two stepsons, Leroy Hickerson of California and Patrick Hickerson of Australia; one stepdaughter, Christine Upchurch of California; 11 step-grandchildren, several step-great-grandchildren and two step-great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 21, 2006, at Landess Funeral Chapel in Campbell with Pastor Earl D. Dell officiating. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery
Landess Funeral Home of Campbell was in charge of the arrangements.
Ronald L. Settlemoir
Ronald L. Settlemoir, 59, of Piggott died Monday, July 24, 2006, at his residence.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday (today), July 26, 2006, at Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home in Piggott.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2006, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Boyce Cate and Kevin Murray officiating. Burial will follow in the Piggott Cemetery.
Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott is in charge of the arrangements.
Mabel Earlean Patterson
Mabel Earlean Patterson passed away at the age of 92, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at the Murphy Health and Rehabilitation Center in Piggott. She was born on Dec. 13, 1913, the daughter of the late Shirley and Millie (Gage) Wilson.
Mrs. Patterson attended the First Methodist Church in Piggott until she was no longer able. She worked at the Brown Shoe Company in Piggott for many years.
She is survived by one son, Shirley Lee Wilson, and wife Doreen of Las Vegas, NV; two granddaughters, Tracy Winters and husband Randy, and Susan Weilenmann and husband Kenny, all of Las Vegas; eight great grandchildren. She was Nanny Pat to self adopted granddaughter Karissa Dudley; and a special friend to Becky and Colton Dudley and Mike, Theresa, Addison and Savannah Book.
Services were held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at the Irby Funeral Home in Piggott with Brother Mike Book officiating. Visitation preceded the service with burial following.
Eula M. Brown
Eula M. Brown, 89, of Kansas City, Mo. died Oct. 1, 2006, at the Kansas City Hospice House.
She was born Oct. 29, 1916 in Damascus, Ark. She married Harold Albert Brown on April 16, 1938. They had four children. Billy C., Fairy Ann, Brenda J and Bruce Albert. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold in 1986, son Billy C. of Coldwater, Mich. and daugter Fairy Ann of Denver, Colo. Mrs. Brown's brother preceded her in death leaving her his two children to raise, Cleo and Lela Latimer. She has been an ordained sister and a member of the Pacific Heights congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Currently she was a member of the Red Bridge Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was an active Witness for over 51 years. She and her husband owned The Sports Man's Center in Independance for 23 years and retired in 1968. Later they moved to Grain Valley, Boliver, Mo. and back to Independance.
She is survived by her daughter Brenda Vrabel of Leawood, Kans, son Bruce Brown of Shawnee, Kans., 23 grandchildren, 3 foster grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.
Memoral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5 at D.V. Newcomer's Sons, Floral Hills Chapel.
Perry Owen Porter
Perry Owen Porter, 74, of Black Rock, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 6, 1931 in Nelsonville to Marion Ewen and Bessie Goff Porter. Mr. Porter was a retired Corporal for the Arkansas State Police, a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of the Sutton Free Will Baptist Church.
He was united in marriage to Donna Lusk on Oct. 27, 1954. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Japilene Porter.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Porter of the home; three sons, Stan Porter of Springdale, Brad Porter of Paragould and Philip Porter of Siloam Springs; four grandchildren, Kaylie, Kirk, Logan and Mackenzie; two brothers Paul Porter of Cave City and Ken Porter of Batesville; two sisters, Mary Francis Cooper of Poughkeepsie and Mildred Scott of Sandoval, Ill. and his step-mohter, Lois Porter of Batesville.
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 2 at Bryan Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Randy Scott officiating. Pallbearers were Kirk Porter, Logan Porter, Lester Binkley, Paul Porter, Brad Porter and Stan Porter. Internment was in Lebanon Cemetery
with Bryan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Betty Lewis, 79, of Piggott, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
She was born Nov. 4, 1926, in Piggott to Ott W. and Amy Pearl (Looney) McDowell. She was united in marriage to Adrian D. Lewis on Dec. 18, 1948 and to this union three children were born.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Adrian Lewis; two sisters: Lorene Gordon and Ruth Rogers; and four brothers Edwin McDowell, Randal McDowell, Edgar McDowell and J.I. McDowell.
She is survived by one daughter Donna Haley and husband Rickey of Piggott; two sons: Alan Lewis of Piggott and Ray Lewis of Ferris, Texas; seven grandchildren: Amber Harrell and husband Michael, Heather Haley, Nikki Lewis, Brooke Lewis, Jason Burleson, Tyler Higdon and Shannon Higdon; seven great-grandchildren: Cade, Hunter, Micha, Shianne, Avery, Adalie and Colton; one sister Frances Oxley of Piggott.
Visitation was held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Book officiating. Burial was in the Piggott Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lester Edwards, Chartee Whaley, Gerald Morris, Jim Poole, Tommy Smith and Ronnie Dunlap. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Faye Seal, 91, of Piggott, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006 at Three Rivers Nursing Center in Marked Tree, Ark.
She was born Nov. 26, 1914, in Everton, Ark. to James Richard and Alice (Ramsey) Arnold.
She was preceded in death by parents and a son, Ronnie Seal.
She is survived by two sons, Jerry Seal of Vancouver, Wash. and Jim Seal of Piggott; ten grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 in the Piggott Cemetery
with Jerry Morgan officiating. Visitation was held from 12 p.m. to service time on Saturday. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Vernetta Holifield, 61, of Corning, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006.
She was born Feb. 19, 1945, in McDougal to Cletus Doyle Tinsley and Nettie Laverne (Miller) Tinsley. Miss. Holifield was a CNA and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, a daughter, Kimberly Nixon and a brother, Dale Tinsley.
She is survived by one son, Jeffrey Nixon of Corning; a daughter, Kendra Duncan of Corning; her mother, Nettie Tinsley of Piggott; five brothers, Gary Tinsley of Greenway, Charles Tinsley of Paragould, Gerald Tinsley of Greenway, Reginald Tinsley of Donphan, Mo. and Dennis Tinsley of Hayti, Mo, and 4 grandchildren.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 13 at Ermert Funeral Home Chapel in Corning. Internment was in Mitchell Cemetery
Elbert Ray Farmer
Elbert Ray Farmer, 85, of Ponca City, Okla., formerly of Hobbs, died Oct. 9, 2006 in the home of his daughter, Marsha Rae Nichols in Ponca City. Funeral services were Friday, Oct 13, 2006 at Prairie Haven Memorial Park Chapel with Dr. Dean Mathis officiating. Farmer will be buried next to his wife, Mildred Bernice Linzy Farmer.
Farmer was born on Feb. 5, 1921 in Piggott to Otis Lair and Amanda Elizabeth Litherland Farmer. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at age twelve. He married Mildred Bernice Linzy on Nov. 17, 1945, in Palmyra, Ark. He and his family moved to Lovington, N.Mex., in 1954 where he worked for Atlantic Refining Company. In 1969, he was hired as the first supervisor of maintenance and grounds for in newly opened New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs. After 13 years with NMJC he worked for the City of Hobbs where he retired in 1986. Farmer served as a Merchant Marine from 1943 -- 1946.
Throughout his life, Farmer worked as a carpenter, plumber, woodworker, baker, electrician, supervisor and hardware store salesman. He was well known for his deep bass singing voice as he led music in churches and revival meetings around Lea County and surrounding areas. Farmer was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, his children, Janella Faye, Terry Reid and Diane Ray, his parents, his brother, Raymond Gene Farmer and three sisters, Alma Louise, Bessie Claudine and Vera Pearl.
Survivors include his two daughters, Linda Ann Harris and her husband, Jerry of Austin and Marsha Rae Nichols and her husband, Joe of Ponca City, son, Jonathan Eugene Farmer and his wife, Vi of Laurel, Md., four grandchildren, Amanda Harris, Wendy Haggerton and her husband, Ron, Kalee Nichols and Rebecca Farmer, three great granddaughters, Linzy Rae Epperson, Cassandra Rose Leavitt and Stephanie Michelle Haggerton, brother, Paul Leland Farmer of Piggott, sister, Mary Francis Meldrum and her husband, Ray of Carrollton, Ohio, sister-in-law, Mrs. Gene (Darlene) Farmer of Irving, Tex. as well as beloved nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, Inc., 1904 N. Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, OK 74601.
Hershel Sanders, 81, of Rector died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at his home.
Born Jan. 6, 1925, in Leonard to the late George Sanders and Margie (Baker) Sanders, he was a retired farmer, preacher and plumber. He was a lifelong member of the community and a member of the Rector First General Baptist Church.
He was married Aug. 7, 1943, to Lois (Redfairn) Sanders, who preceded him in death. He then married Almarita Sanders on Feb. 21, 1992.
Also preceding him in death were an infant brother and one sister, Anna Graves.
Survivors include his wife, Almarita Sanders of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Linda Sanders and Tony and Mary Sanders of Rector and Monty and Kathy Sanders of Piggott; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Del and Bonnie Williams of Arnold, Mo.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Dewayne Williams of Blytheville and Betty and Verlin Drope of Swartz Creek, Mich.; a step-daughter and son-in-law, Gil and Carroll Darter of Paragould; four sisters, Opal Eubanks of Paragould, Evaline Cobb and Grace Cossey of Rector and Cleta Terry of Kennett, 11 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and a host of other friends and relatives.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the First General Baptist Church in Rector with Bro. Marston Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Woodland Heights Cemetery
in Rector with Irby Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Barry Sanders, Kevin Drope, Kelly Williams, Brian Sanders, Brent Sanders, Bradlee Sanders and Nathan Sanders. Honorary pallbearers were Sugar Babes -- Kippy Davis, Angie McClelland, Brandy Ford and Emily Sanders.
Finis Joel Templeton
Finis Joel Templeton died Feb. 27, 2007 at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. He was born April 28, 1920 at Piggott, the son of
W. D. & Mabel Holcomb Templeton.
Finis served in the U.S. Marines nearly five years, and was stationed in Samoa during part of his tour of duty.
He played football for the Piggott High School Mohawks in the late 1930s.
Finis is survived by one brother, Julius Larue Templeton (Ruby), Spanaway, Wash.; his dear friend & companion, Charlotte Doyle of El Paso, Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Finis' siblings who have died before him are: Everette Templeton; Henry Templeton: Geneva T. Outlaw, Woodrow Templeton, and Hazel Templeton.
A funeral service for Finis was held at Restlawn Funeral Chapel in El Paso and burial followed at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery
in El Paso.
Mary Hazel Moore Evans
Mary Hazel Moore Evans, 92, died on March 3, 2007, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott.
Hazel was born on May 31, 1914, in Clarkton, to George Washington and Mary Sue O'Hara Moore. She was one of six children who all preceded her in death. She married John Leonard Evans on March 23, 1932, in the Langley Community. Together, they had three children: Betty Sue Owen, James Leonard Evans, and Mary Frances Harmon.
Hazel was a lifetime keeper of the home, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a faithful Christian and a member of the Church of Christ in Piggott.
She was also preceded in death by her husband John; son-in-law Marvin Owen; infant granddaughter Dianna Lynn Owen; three sisters and two brothers.
Hazel leaves behind Betty Sue Owen of Piggott; Jim and Gail Evans of Maypearl, Texas; and Mary Frances and Joe Harmon of Nashville, Ark. She also leaves cherished memories for her ten grandchildren: Johnny and Dawn Owen, Carolyn and Sam Landrum, Judy Owen, Kathy and Perry Giles, Taresa and Jon Hogan, Mickey Evans, Steve and Carla Evans, Angela and Heath Gibson, Vickie and Eddie Beene and Kevin and Tamberley Harmon. Twenty-two Great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends will also miss her greatly.
Viewing was Sunday and funeral services were held Monday, March 5, in Hoggard & Sons Chapel with Eddie Beene and Richard Akins officiating. Burial is in Piggott Cemetery
in Piggott. Pallbearers were Kevin Harmon, Steve Evans, Johnnie Owen, Heath Gibson, Jon Hogan and Sam Landrum. Honorary pallbearers were Adam Landrum, Daniel Landrum, Joshua Owen, Logan Landrum and Erik Harmon. Honorary pallbearers were Adam Landrum, Daniel Landrum, Joshua Owen, Logan Landrum and Erik Harmon. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott is in charge of the arrangements.
Deana Kilbreath, 40, of McDougal, died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott.
She is survived by: her parents, Warner and Mae Millikan Kilbreath of McDougal; One sister, Ginger Kilbreath of McDougal; aunt, Sylvia Sheppard; uncle, Byron Kilbreath and other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Sunday, March 4. Graveside service was held Monday, March 5, in the Young Cemetery, near McDougal, with Johnny Bradshaw officiating. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.