Mrs. Ruth Stallworth, 90, of Hope passed on Thursday, May 24 at a local hospital. Arrangements are pending with Hicks Funeral Home, Inc.
God looks down on His garden and admires His flowers. When in His judgement one is ripe, He plucks it. Early Friday afternoon, May 18, 2018, God reached down into His garden and plucked Sister Melvin Hickman.
Sister Hickman was born in Hempstead County on December 15, 1932 to Elijah and Argusta Trotter.
She became a member of Macedonia Baptist Church at an early age. She attended Macedonia School and worked at Lincoln High School.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Elijah and Argusta Trotter; two children, Robert Charles Hickman and Lee A. Hickman; her brother, John Trotter and her sister, Aldorthy Scott.
Survivors include her children, Nicole Cheatham, Larry D. Hickman, Gregory Hickman, Andrew Hickman III, Francis (Thomas) Jenkins, Mable Y. Hickman, Hosie (Shirley) Hickman, Terry (Lisa) Witherspoon, Roderick Hickman; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be 11am-5pm Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 3pm Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial will be at Macedonia Cemetery in Columbus. Arrangements entrusted to Hicks Funeral Home, Inc.
Carolyn Slatton Moore, 71, of North Little Rock passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018. She was born April 1, 1947 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was a 1965 graduate of North Little Rock High School. She was an incredibly creative artist, actress, writer and seamstress. No matter if it was a cat or a child, Carolyn protected and took in “strays.”
She is survived by her children, Ashley Robbins (Douglas) and Austin Moore (Michelle); her “adopted” daughters, Christina Yielding and Tracey Thomas Kepler; grandchildren, Carson, Maxwell, and Cole Robbins, Rachel Moore and Dominique Moore; mother, Naomi N. Slatton; sister, Pam Shook; other extended family and her lifelong best friend, Nancy Charton. She was preceded in death by her father, Foster Slatton (from Delight, Arkansas).
Memorials may be made to Dorcas House, 823 S. Park St., Little Rock, Arkansas 72202 or Sherwood Animal Shelter, 6500 N. Hills Blvd., North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116.
A Celebration of her Life will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Smith - North Little Rock Funeral Home. A private burial will follow in the family cemetery in Blevins, Arkansas.
Visit the online guest register atwww.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Mrs. Deborah Cook, age 42 of Hope, Arkansas passed away Friday May 18, 2018 in Hope. Deborah was born on September 5, 1975 in Dalton, Georgia, to Tony and Jody Cook. She was of Christian faith.
Survivors include; one son, Christian Kelly of Tennessee, three daughters, Autumn Kelly, Amber Bramblett, Emily Walker and one sister, Tammy York.
Emily Walker invites everyone to a celebration of Deborah’s life service at the Unity Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 3:00pm on Sunday May 27, 2018.
Light refreshments and casual dress
Mrs. Faye Preston, age 85 of Prescott, Arkansas passed Saturday, May 19, 2018 away in Hope, Arkansas. Mrs. Stovall was born on January 18, 1933 to Carl and Dora Mae Willet Covington. She was of the Christian Faith and co-owner of the Stovall Landfill for Firestone Products. She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter Sandra Stovall, two brothers, Clyde and Doyle Covington, sister, Sylvia Turner and late husband Bennie Stovall.
Survivors include; husband of 29 years Rudy Preston, two sons, Eddie and Danny Stovall both of Prescott, step-son, Curtis Harper wife Theresa, step-daughter Melody Walters husband Keith all of Jacksonville, Texas, grandchildren Jamie and Kim of Jacksonville, Texas, Misty, Eric and Gary, 11 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be 10:00am on Wednesday May 23, 2018, at De Ann Cemetery with Rev. Jerry G. Westmoreland officiating. Burial will follow in De Ann Cemetery Prescott. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of BRAZZEL/Cornish The Funeral Home of Prescott, Eddie Brazzel Director. Online register www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com
Ruth Godwin Perry, 86, of Batesville, Ark., died on May 22, 2018.
A business owner, teacher and third-generation cattle rancher in Florida and Arkansas, Mrs. Perry was born on October 8, 1931, in St. Cloud, Fla., to the late Leon Godwin and Millie Partin Godwin. She was graduated from St. Cloud High School where she played basketball and served as a cheerleader, then attended Stetson University in Deland, Fla.
In 1949 Mrs. Perry married the late William E. Perry, who at the time of their union was the head football coach at Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Fla.
A champion rodeo quadrille leader and cutting horse rider in her youth, Mrs. Perry as an adult worked as a school teacher and for 25 years owned and operated The Fashion Shop women’s apparel store in Prescott, Ark. She was a devout Christian.
Survivors include two daughters, Tanya Perry Plunkett of Little Rock, Ark., and Faye Perry Purtle of Batesville; two grandchildren, Dixie Lee Coe of Batesville, and John David Coe of Wrightsville, Ark.; two great grandchildren, Chloe Coe of Batesville and Gracie Coe of Maumelle, Ark., and a sister, Katherine Godwin Koger of Prescott. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a sister, Bonnie Godwin Sams of Prescott, and a brother, Robert Leon Godwin of Prescott.
There will be a private interment service in Prescott by Brazzel-Cornish Funeral Home, www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
Gloria Gatison was born in Richmond, Virginia to Lucille Cole. She was a 1964 graduate of Richmond High School in Richmond, Virginia. In 1994, she graduated from Laney College in Oakland, California as a Certified Dietary Manager. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on May 4, 2002. On May 15, 1982, she was joined in marriage to Jerry Gatison.
She was a vibrant person who loved people. “Little people,” young people and babies were near and dear to her heart. Personally, she enjoyed having her hair and nails done and “floating” in her water bed.
Gloria was preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Cole. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Gatison of Hope, Arkansas; three sons, Willie (Shannel) Hillard of Richmond, Virginia, Melvin Hillard of Richmond, Virginia, David Williams (Mary) of Austin, Texas; three daughters, Toni Jackson of Richmond, Virginia, Teri Gatison of Texarkana, Arkansas and Geri Maxfield of Hope, Arkansas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a slew of nieces and nephews; and special friends, Gail Harris and Annette Santos.
A memorial service will be held 11am Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 1709 North Hazel, Hope. Arrangements entrusted to Hicks Funeral Home, Inc.
Mrs. Melvin Hickman, 85, of Washington passed on Friday, May 18, 2018 in Texarkana, TX. Arrangements are pending with Hicks Funeral Home, Inc
Mrs. Oral Franklin Post,78, of Hope passed away on Wednesday May 16th in Texarkana. Funeral services will be 11am Saturday May 26th at Lonoke Missionary Baptist Church in Hope. Burial will follow at Elizabeth Cemetery in Blevins under the directions of Hicks Funeral Home of Hope
Robbie Sue Wise, age 77, passed away on May 17, 2018 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Mrs. Wise was born June 11, 1940 in Delight, Arkansas. She was a retired production worker at Firestone.
She was preceded in death her father, James Alvis Hill; grandson, Kaleb Wise; and a special friend, Ernie Bentrup.
She is survived by her mother, Cora Helen Hill of Delight, Arkansas; one son, Johnny Ray Wise Jr. and Caroline of Delight, Arkansas; one daughter, Tina Smith of Texarkana, Texas; one brother, Roland Hill of Austin, Texas; one sister, Patricia Hignight of Delight, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Carmen Lingo, Kayla Wise, Carla Lovell, Shayla Haarmeyer, Karena McKinney and Jinny Walker; 10 great-grandchildren including Mason Anderson whom she raised.
There will be no formal visitation.
Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Delight Cemetery, Delight Arkansas with Bro. Larry Miller officiating under the direction of Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home, Prescott, Arkansas.
Mildred Lucille Clayton Brinkley, age 84, of Saratoga, Arkansas, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Fulton, Arkansas after injuries received from automobile accident.
Mrs. Brinkley was born February 25, 1934 in Fouke, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Louis Clayton.
She is survived by her husband: Joe Brinkley of Saratoga, Arkansas; two daughters and sons-in-law: Kay and Michael Miles of Garrison, Texas; Debbie and James Boyce of Saratoga, Arkansas; three sons and daughters-in-law: Paul and Pat Clayton of Hope, Arkansas; Ricky and Jerrelene Clayton of Fulton, Arkansas; Jerry and Cindy Clayton of Saratoga, Arkansas; one stepdaughter: Patty Jo Seagraves of Haworth, Oklahoma; four stepsons sons: Jim Brinkley of Haworth, Oklahoma; Fred Brinkley of DeKalb, Texas; Kevin Brinkley of Florida; Calvin Brinley of Shinewell, Texas; three sisters: Ovis George of Texarkana, Arkansas; Allene Williams of Texarkana, Arkansas; Helen Swint of Texarkana, Arkansas; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and a number of other relatives.
Graveside services will be 2:00 P. M. Friday at Yellow Creek Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Crane officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home in Hope, Thursday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 P. M.
Lillie Mae Whitmore was born July 2, 1938 in Columbus, AR to the late Sallie Trotter and late David Dixon. She departed this life on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Her work on earth was finished: God saw fit to call her home.
Lillie accepted Christ in her life at an early age and demonstrated her passion of assisting others. She exercised her gift daily as she spread her love to people throughout the community and across the nation. Her mission was to assure that her family and friends were doing well- spiritually, mentally, socially, physically, as well as, financially.
Lillie was proceeded in death by her husband, Leroy Whitmore; her mother, Sallie Trotter; her father, David Dixon; brothers, Sambo Dixon and Odell Trotter; sister, Deloris Hancock and grandson, James (Booky)Adams.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories, her children: Terry (Sherry) Adams of Grand Prairie, TX, Mark (Cheryl) Adams of Grand Prairie, TX, Shera (Willie) Cannon of Arlington, TX, Cleo (Belinda) Adams of Arlington, TX, and Lisa (Keith) Ross of Grand Prairie, TX.
Three brothers: Henry Lee Vaughn of Columbus, AR; William Dixon of Hope, AR; and Wilbur (Joycelyn) Trotter of Columbus, AR; six sisters: Nare Bell Vaughn of Columbus, AR; Ethel (Polly) Turner of Washington, AR ; Annie Bell Trotter of Toledo, OH; Ruby Masters of Columbus AR, Gloria Phillips of Columbus, AR; and Joyce Trotter of Texarkana, AR.
Eighteen grandchildren; forty great grandchildren; one great- great grandchild, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Special Aunts: Jewel Smith of Saratoga, AR and Annie Lee Wyatt of Columbus, AR
Visitation will be 2-5pm, family hour 7-8pm Friday, May 18 at the funeral home.
Homegoing Services will be 11am Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Saratoga School Gymnasium, Saratoga, AR~~ Repast- Saratoga School Cafeteria. Interment- Camp Springs Cemetery, Columbus, AR. Arrangements entrusted to Hicks Funeral Home, Inc.
Mrs. Phyllis Billingsley Stanton was born on December 21, 1955 in Tupelo, Mississippi and passed away on May 14, 2018.
She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Ramie Billingsley of Blue Springs, Mississippi.
Phyllis is survived by her husband, Mike T. Stanton of Saratoga, AR, mother Joan Billingsley of Blue Springs, MS, brother Walter Billingsley (Vanita) of Tupelo, MS; sisters Gwyn Ray (Malcolm) of Horn Lake, MS; Debbie Fancher of Columbus, MS; Lisa Wiggington (Terry) of Tupelo, MS; sisters-in-law, Deborah McWatters (Harland) of Ridgefield, WA, Penny Frazier (Dwayne) of Wenatchee, WA, brother-in-law Rodney Stanton (Dana) of Wenatchee, WA, Special nephew, Nash Stanton of Idaho and several more nieces and nephews.
Phyllis graduated from East Union High School in Blue Springs, MS and attended Freed Hardeman College in Tennessee where she was a music major. She was the accompanist for many musicians and vocal performers and was the pianist for the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” at Freed-Hardeman.
She taught many private piano students during her career as a music and piano instructor at the school in Saratoga. Phyllis was a gifted musician and loved all types of music from classical, pop, gospel to the Blues. She loved the quote “God gave us music so we could pray without words”. Phyllis was a member of the Southside Church of Christ at Saratoga. Unable to attend in her last days, she would ask her husband, Mike, “Who preached today?”
Donations can be made to the Saratoga Cemetery Fund c/o 232 Highway 32 West Saratoga, AR 71859.
Visitation will be, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 1:00pm till service time of 2:00pm at BRAZZEL/Oakcrest Funeral Home with Garry Stanton officiating. Pallbearers are Shane Lockeby, Jamie Hadaway, Keith Fricks, Tim Erwin, Robert Womack and Joe Corbell. Burial will be in Saratoga Cemetery. Arrangements are with BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie BRAZZEL, Director. Online registry: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com
Annie Mae Parmer, age 80, of Hope, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Hope, Arkansas. She was born December 26, 1937 in Emmet, Arkansas to Samuel Henry and Gracie Mae Roach Parmer.
She was of the Assembly of God Faith and enjoyed her daily walks throughout the town.
Annie was preceded in death by her parents Sam Parmer and Gracie Parmer Beck.
She is survived by three brothers, Sam and Martha Parmer, Earl and Joyce Parmer, and Joe Parmer; two sisters, Martha Plumley and Darlene Jordan; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 1:00pm Saturday, May 12, 2018 until the 2:00pm Chapel service begins at Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home Hope. Interment to follow in the Snell Cemetery of Emmet, Arkansas with Randy Smith officiating under the direction of Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Homes.
Mrs. Lillie Mae Whitmore, 79, of Columbus passed on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at an Arlington, TX hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Hicks Funeral Home, Inc.
John M Dittmer age 50 of Hope, Arkansas passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 in Hope, Arkansas. John was born April 17, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois to Dwight and Carol Wheeler Dittmer.
Services are entrusted to Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home of Hope and are pending at this time.
Mr. William Ray “Junior” Faulkner, age 45 of Spring Hill, Arkansas passed away, Monday, May 7, 2018, at his home. Junior was born in Hope, Arkansas, on December 30, 1972, to William Ray “Billy” and Kay Odell Faulkner Sr. He was a dozier operator and loved being outdoors. He is preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include; one daughter, Dusty Faulkner, Hope Arkansas, one brother, David Martin, Springdale, Arkansas, mother, Kay Martin, husband John of Spring Hill, Arkansas and several friends.
Visitation will be 1:00 to 2:00pm on Thursday May 10, 2018, at Brazzel/Oakcrest 1001 South Main Hope, Arkansas, 71801.
Funeral service will be 2:00pm, on Thursday May 10, 2018, at BRAZZEL/Oakcrest Chapel with Bro. Jerry Crane officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel Director. Online registerwww.brazzelfuneralhomes.com
Mrs. Vonceil Yocom, age 84 of Hope, passed away, Monday May 7, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born in Arkadelphia, Arkansas on March 13, 1934 to George Thomas Trout and Lela Mae Canter Trout. She was a home maker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Hope. She was a very loving and devoted wife, her life’s work and greatest joy was raising grandchildren and being a true homemaker for her husband. Mrs. Yocom is preceded in death by parents, her husband, Doyle Yocom and a sister Lorene Jordan.
Survivors include; son Tony Yocom, wife Beth of Hope, two daughters Sherri Hollis, husband Randy of Hope and Sandra Joubert of Rockwall, TX, six grandchildren Leslie Yocom Johnson, Allison Hollis, Tyler Yocom, Brett Hollis, Bradley Hollis and Jackson Joubert and great-grandchild, Bodie Michael Johnson, other family members and friends.
No formal visitation is planned.
Graveside service will be 2:00pm, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Hope, with Bro. Chris Vines officiating. Arrangements are with BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie BRAZZEL, Director. Online registry:www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com
Mr. Eugene “Gene” Lewis age 85, of Hope, Arkansas passed away Sunday May 6, 2108, in a local hospital. Mr. Lewis was born on June 22, 1932 in Nettleton, Arkansas, to Mr. Milton and Hallie J. Wintres Lewis. He was retired security policeman for the United States Army Airforce and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He was a Korean war veteran receiving one bronze star and three purple hearts during combat. He is preceded in death by his parents and one grandson Michael Barnett.
Survivors include; one son, Tommy Lewis, wife Vicki of Hope, Arkansas, two daughters, Carol Lewis and Kathy Hill both of Paragould, Arkansas. One sister Yvonne Rudman of Conga Park California, one grandson, Cody Barnett, two great-grandchildren, Felicity and Alaiyah Barnett, numerous relatives and friends.
No formal family visitation is scheduled at this time.
Graveside service is 2:00pm on Tuesday May 8, 2018, in Mammoth Cemetery Gainesville, Missouri with Bro. Gale Wooten officiating. Burial will follow. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of BRAZZEL/ Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel Director. Online registerwww.brazzelfuneralhomes.com
Mrs. Johnnye Sue Waldon Peacock age 68, of Monroeville, AL passed away at her home, Thursday, May 3, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 25, 1949 in Gurdon, AR to Bruce and Mary Waldon.
Johnnye worked 40 plus years in the timber industry. She held positions at International Paper in Berine, AR, Gulf States Paper in Tuscaloosa, AL and Alabama River Woodlands in Perdue Hill, AL. She recently retired from Georgia Pacific in Perdue Hill, AL.
Johnnye was a loving spouse, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She loved to cook for her family, friends and coworkers.
She was preceded in death by her spouse, William “Bill” Peacock, her daughter Amanda Jo, parents Bruce and Mary Waldon and her sister, Leigh Ellen Hunter.
She is survived by her children Deborah Henning of Durham, NC Leigh Anne Kirk of Sawyerville, AL William “John” Peacock of Norfolk, VA and nine grandchildren.
Services will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Johnson Funeral Home in Monroeville, AL.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home in Gurdon, AR. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 PM at Rose Hill Cemetery. Flowers are being accepted or memorials may be made to Pilots for Christ of Monroeville, AL.