Michael Len Newton, age 53, of Lewisville, Arkansas formerly of Hope, Arkansas passed away on Monday, September 8, 2008 in Medical Park Hospital in Hope. he was born on August 20, 1955 in Hope to Delbert Wayne and June Faris Newton. Mr. Newton was a forestry technician, a member of First Baptist Church of Hope, an Army veteran serving from 1972 to 1975 and was stationed in Germany. He was preceded in death by his father in 1995.
Survivors include: his wife of 28 years, Marla Smith Newton of Lewisville; two sons, Patrick Newton and Michael "Eli" Newton, both of Lewisville; one daughter, Jennifer Martinez & Mario of Lewisville; his mother, June Newton of Hope; two brothers, Christ Newton & Priscilla, and Kenny Newton & Donna, all of Springhill, AR; three grandchildren, Lorena Patterson of Fouke, AR, Mary Martinez and Melody Martinez, both of Lewisville; numerous family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 am on Friday, September 12, 2008 at First United Methodist Church, Lewisville with Rev. Donnie Holt officiating and burial in Wilson Cemetery in Lewisville.
Robin Lynn Camp
Mrs. Robin Camp, age 41, of Stamps, Arkansas passed away May 26, 2008 in Nashville, Arkansas. She was born June 4, 1966 in Magnolia, Arkansas to Tony and Dossie Davis. Mrs. Camp was the manager at the Family Dollar Store in Nashville, and was a Baptist.
She is survived by: her parents, Tony & Dossie Davis of McNeil, AR; husband, David Camp, Sr. of Stamps; two sons, Charles & wife Lacey Holt of McNeil and David Camp, Jr & wife Joyce of Stamps; three daughters, Brandy & Jason Cockrell of McNeil, Dee Dee Ogle of Stamps, and Janice Teague of Stamps; one brother, David Eley of Emerson, AR; one sister, JoAnn Eley of Jackson, MI; eight grandchildren, Chad Cockrell, Tanner Holt, Carlie Teague, Cara Teague, Casey Teague, Stephanie Thompson, Timothy Thompson and Cassi Roberts.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 30, 2008 at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Stamps with Rev. Bubba Wells officiating and burial in the Sardis Cemetery.
Gary Don Morehead
Gary Don Morehead, age 60, of Bodcaw, Arkansas died Saturday, May 17, 2008 at his residence. He was born June 10, 1947 in Bodcaw to Bruce & Mary Clark Morehead. Mr. Morehead worked at Tim's Grocery Store in Lewisville, Arkansas for 26 years before going to CMC Steel in Magnolia, Arkansas. He enjoyed working in hayfields and with his cows. He was a war veteran who served in the U.S. Army. He also hosted 21 exchange students from different countries in his home. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Bruce & Mary Clark; brother, Denver Morehead; and a granddaughter, Kristen Russell.
He is survived by: his wife of 41 years, Eva Jean Foster Morehead of Bodcaw; son & daughter-in-law, Dwayne & Chasity Morehead of Bodcaw; daughters & sons-in-law, Sandy & Jeff Russell of Bodcaw, and Cheryl & Kevin Atkinson of Conway, AR; brothers & sisters-in-law, William & Imojean Morehead of Mt. Enterprise, TX and Charles & Reba Morehead of Bodcaw; sister & brother-in-law, Sharon & Terry Hanson of Waldo, AR; grandchildren, Matt Russell, Derek Morehead, Kaitlin Russell, Stephanie Atkinson, Dakota Atkinson, Madison Atkinson, Sarah Atkinson, Raeleigh Morehead & Josh Atkinson; one granddaughter-in-law, Ashlee Glasscock; three uncles & five aunts and a special Army buddy, Donald & Maxine Pitts of Panama City, FL; as well as many other family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Stamps with burial in Shiloh Methodist Cemetery in Falcon, AR with Bro. Byron Mann and Bro. Arlie Kyzer officiating under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rush Rowell
Mrs. Rush Rowell, age 84, of Texarkana, Texas formerly of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Corpus Christi, Texas died Friday, May 2, 2008 at St. Michaels Hospital in Texarkana, Texas. She was born April 1, 1924 in Asheville, North Carolina. Mrs. Rowell was a former member of the Tulsa Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, Wesley Fellowship Class, Corpus Christi First United Methodist Church, Jenny Hill Cooper Class and a member of the Corpus Christi Rotary and PEO. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Lizzie Fisher and by her husband of 54 years, Earl G. Rowell./a>.
She is survived by: a daughter & son-in-law, Peggy & Jerry Pulliam of Lewisville, AR; son & daughter-in-law, Ron and Karen Rowell of Round Rock, TX; six grandchildren, Barbara Gourd of Blytheville, AR, Brooks Rowell of Pflugerville, TX, Travis Rowell of Cedar Park, TX, Sarah Pulliam of Mesquite, TX, Mark Pulliam of Alma, AR and Leslie Beauregard of California, Maryland; eleven great grandchildren, Dustin Shaw, Kali Shaw, Ridge Rowell, Rylan Rowell, Katie Rodriguez, Kaitlyn Rodriguez, Nicholas Rodriguez, Jarek Pulliam, Miranda Pulliam, Monica Beauregard, and Sabrina Beauregard; numerous family members and friends, and three special ladies, Shirley Cowan, Juanita Wilson and Kim Howard.
Memorial services were held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 17, 2008 in the Chapel of Cowhorn Creek Estates at 5415 Cowharn Creek Road, Texarkana, Texas with Rev. Donny Holt and Rev. Jerry Pulliam officiating. Burial will be in Corpus Christi, Texas at a later date.
Memorials may be made to: The Rotary Club of Southside Corpus Christi, PO Box 8902, Corpus Christi, TX 78468-8902, or to: The Lions Club Scholarship Fund, 506 Cherry Street, Lewisville, AR 71845.
Mildred J. May
Mildred J. May, age 87, of Stamps, Arkansas died Friday, April 25, 2008 at the Magnolia Hospital in Magnolia, Arkansas. She was born April 15, 1921 in Plain Dealing, Louisiana. Mrs. May was a homemaker, member of the Canfield Baptist Church and a member of the Home Demonstration Club of Canfield. She was preceded in death by: her parents, James and Lonie May; two brothers, Cordell May and Calvin May; and by two sisters, Nodie Johnston and Ann Collier Guilbert.
She is survived by: two brothers, J.T. May of Shreveport, LA and Wilburn May of Magnolia, AR; three sisters, Mary Ruth Lambeth of Waldo, AR, Myrtis Mouser of Lockesburg, AR and Myrtle Lambeth of Alvin, TX; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and many friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 am on Monday, April 28, 2008 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Stamps with burial in Salem Cemetery between Springhill and Plain Dealing, Louisiana under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
Jack Lamar Reynolds
Jack Lamar Reynolds, age 80, of Taylor, Arkansas died Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at the Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado, Arkansas. He was born September 2, 1927. Mr. Reynolds was retired from the U.S. Navy and a member of Comments Council at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Springhill, Louisiana.
He is survived by: three sons, Robert Reynolds of Elfahon, CA, Roy Doson of Eugene, OR, and Grey Doson of Porter, TX; three daughters, Jackie Dison of Magnolia, AR, Patricia Bonner of California and Virginia Lee Jarnerson of California; brother in Christ, Navy partner and life long friend, Darrell Clements; twenty-one grandchildren; beloved granddaughter, Raven Woolf of Magnolia, AR.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Springhill, Louisiana with burial in Taylor Memorial Cemetery at Taylor, Arkansas under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps.
Henry Titus Black
Henry Titus Black, 64, of Vega, died Monday, April 21, 2008. Services were at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2008 in Vega at the United Methodist Church with Reverend Sammie Ellis, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Vega.
Mr. Black was born on December 13, 1943 in Hope, Arkansas to Gladys and Thorold Black. He attended Stamps High School, the Univeristy of Arkansas Law School and earned his Bachelors degree in History from Southern Arkansas University. He was an accomplished musician in piano, banjo, cornet, and organ. He was an organist for the Stamps, Arkansas First United Methodist Church prior to his move to west Texas. He had worked for Oldham County for over 10 years, currently as the county auditor. Henry was a Ford dealer for years in Arkansas and had served as the school board president for the Stamps, Arkansas school district. Mr. Black was a member of Vega United Methodist Church and Vega Kiwanis Club. He was also a member of the collegiate fraternity Acacia, a past Mason and member of the Kiwanis of Vega, Texas. He married Karen Moore in 1980 at Stamps, Arkansas.
He is survived by his wife, Karen, of the home; three daughters, Elizabeth “Brandy” Ester and husband Phil of Enid, Oklahoma, Amanda Paige Keeney and husband Ben of Texarkana, Arkansas, Adrienne Jane Hurtt and husband David of Amarillo; two sons, Karey McKinley Black and wife Dayna of Amarillo, Chad Morris of Hope, Arkansas; four and a half grandchildren, Robert Brandon Ross of Enid, Oklahoma, Abigail Hurtt of Amarillo, McKinley Black of Amarillo, Whitney Rachel Ester of Enid, Oklahoma, and the awaited birth of a baby boy Keeney by daughter Amanda, and a host of special cousins and friends in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma.
Betty Lou Rogers
Betty Lou Rogers, age 77, of Stamps, Arkansas died Monday, April 21, 2008 at the Pinehope Health & Rehab in Hope, Arkansas. She was born September 17, 1930 in Stamps. Ms. Rogers was a retired Superintendent Secretary of the Stamps Public Schools, a lifetime member of the Sardis Methodist Church where she was the pianist for more than 30 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Rogers and Pearly Wheelington Cook Rogers and other relatives.
She is survived by: four nieces, Virginia Covington of Buckner, AR, Donna Brewer of Hope, AR, Frieda Knighton of Stamps and Mary Helen Simmons; two nephews, Doug May of Mountain Pine, AR and Merrill Rogers of Stamps; numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at the Sardis Cemetery north of Stamps with Rev. Charles Walthall officiating under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps.
Walter H. Koehler Jr.
Walter Herman Koehler Jr., 82, of North Little Rock died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006. A lifelong Catholic, he was a longtime employee of Joehler Bakery Company.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Herman Sr. and Eva Siepiela Koehler; and infant sons, Joseph Anthony Koehler and John Raymond Koehler.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Evelyn Koehler; sons, Daniel Walter Koehler and wife Edna of Little Rock, Robert Michael Koehler and wife Marilyn, and Ralph Edward Koehler and wife Mona both of Sherwood; and 10 grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on Thursday, Aug. 10, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
The family requests that memorials be made to Arkansas Hospice, 5600 W. 12th St., Little Rock, AR, 72204, or Catholic High School for Boys, 6300 Father Tribou St., Little Rock, AR, 72205.
Anthel Davis Marlin
Anthel Davis Marlin, 85, of North Little Rock died Aug. 5, 2006. He was a retired teacher and city employee and held many offices in the Masonic Lodge and Lion Clubs International.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; sons, Dean and Dave and wife Millie of North Little Rock; daughter Mara and husband Nick of Cleveland, Tenn.; brothers Gerald and wife Cliva of Sherwood, and Adrian and wife Neveline of Derby, Kan.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 8, at North Little Rock Funeral Home. Burial was in Rest Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements were by North Little Rock Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorials be made to Lions World Services For The Blind, 2811 Fair Park Blvd., Little Rock, AR.
Christopher Dante’ Taylor, 17, of North Little Rock died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. He attended Sylvan Hills High School and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church of North Little Rock.
He is survived by his parents, Cassandra Brown of North Little Rock, and Derrick Taylor of Sherwood; son, Christian Dante’ Taylor of North Little Rock; sisters, Danesha Taylor of Opelousas, La., and Kawaii Taylor of Brantley, Ala.; grandparents, Mary E. Watson of North Little Rock, Leodis Brown of Springfield, Mo., Roy and Catherine Taylor of Belleville, Ill., and Robert Anderson, San Antonio, Texas.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 8, at New Hope Baptist Church. Arrangements by Premier Funeral Home in Little Rock.
Vaine E. George
Vaine E. ‘Van’ George, 80, of Sheridan died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006. He was a retired truck driver for Strickland Transportation and Consolidated Freightways, a member of the Teamster’s Union.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Doris Tesch; brother-in-law Robert Reynolds; and stepson Jerry Scates.
He is survived by his wife, Verda (McElroy) George of Sheridan; daughter, Karen Stone and husband Ira of Sherwood; stepdaughters, Audrey Smith and Jackie McGuire; stepson, Alan McElroy all of Sheridan; sisters, Alice Reynolds of Little Rock, and Grace Bagwell of Lonoke; and 16 grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Corinth Cemetery in Sheridan. Arrangements are by North Little Rock Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorials be made to Odyssey Health Care, 12120 Colonel Glenn Road, Suite 4000, Little Rock, Ark., 72210.
Abner Sorrows Sr.
Abner “Junior” Gerald Sorrows Sr., 73, of North Little Rock died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006. He worked for Fort Roots as a Nursing Assistant for 29 years and was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and Arena Billiards.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Velma Trujillo Sorrows, of North Little Rock; sons, Steve Sorrows of Sherwood, Abner Jerry Sorrows of Rose Bud, Ricky Joseph Sorrows of Vilonia, Lance Sorrows of Lonoke, and Jimmy Eugene Sorrows of Sherwood; daughters Denise Patterson of Fox Lake, Ill., and Dawana Sorrows of Sherwood; brothers, Ray Sorrows of North Little Rock, and Harvey Sorrows of Lonoke; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Thursday, Aug. 10, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Burial followed in Rest Hills Memorial Park.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 19th and Maple, North Little Rock, Ark. 72114.
Vernon Lynn Couch
Vernon Lynn Couch, 68, of Sherwood died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Verl and Mabel Couch; and twin brother, Glynn.
He is survived by his daughter, Kristi Couch of Fort Smith; companion of 23 years, Wanda Haley; sister, Nancy Cox; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Funeral service were held Thursday, Aug. 10, at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills. Arrangements are by Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorials be made to Arkansas Hospice, 5800 West 12th Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72204.