Arrangements pending with Herndon Pharr Funeral Home of Hope.
Dave Easterling of Hope, AR, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017, at his home.
Arrangements pending with Herndon Pharr Funeral Home of Hope.
Dicky Lynn Woods, age 65, of Prescott, Arkansas passed away in a house fire on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 5am. He was born to Winona and Clarence Woods on April 10, 1952 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
He is survived by two brothers, Clarence Woods Jr. and Edward Woods; five sisters, Nora Webber, Mary Uptain, Sheila Blalock, Geneva Dalhover, and Eva Woods; a number of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and two great-great nieces.
He was preceded in death by his mother & father, grandmother, one brother, one sister and two nephews.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017, 4pm at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Blevins, Arkansas. There will be a gathering after the service for family and friends.
Nina Barksdale, 72, of Hope, AR passed away at home, Thursday, October 19, 2017.
Mrs. Barksdale was born in Camden, AR, April 29, 1945, to Walter J. and Edith Robertson Hawley.
She was a member of Old Liberty Church in Crossroads.
She was a licensed beautician in Pine Bluff, AR for over
30 years, she was a sales clerk for Walgreens for several years, she loved her church and was very family oriented.
She also won the Miss Dallas County Pageant in the early 60’s.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother Dale Hawley of Merkel, TX.
Her survivors are a son: Todd Allen Barksdale of Hot Springs, AR; three brothers: Charles Hawley (Virginia) of Crossroads, Bill Hawley (Elaine) and Troy Hawley all of Ashdown, AR; a number of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visitation for Mrs. Barksdale will be 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Sunday, October 22, 2017, at Herndon Pharr Funeral Home in Hope, with funeral services immediately following
at 3:00 pm, with her brother Charles Hawley officiating, with interment to follow in Westmoreland Cemetery, Crossroads.
In lieu of flowers make memorials to:
Old Liberty Church
120 Hempstead 10
Fulton, AR 71838.
Charles Louis Cabe Jr., a timber businessman of southern Arkansas known for his active involvement in his community and philanthropic endeavors, died unexpectedly on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He will be remembered for his generosity, compassion, loyalty, and unfaltering love for his wife and family.
Charles, a lifelong resident of Gurdon, was born on July 1, 1944, to Charles Louis and Mary Charlotte Cabe. After graduating from Gurdon Schools in 1963, he attended The University of Arkansas at Monticello and was an Alumni of Henderson State University. Charles married the love of his life, Anita Boyce Cabe, in 1967. He and Anita had one son, Clay Cabe, who they adored. Charles was as an active and dedicated member of the Gurdon First United Methodist Church. He was an avid vacationer who enjoyed reading, studying American history, and spending quality time with his family. He and Anita always loved their time together watching movies and playing board games, most every night, for 50 years.
Charles and Anita are considered two of Gurdon’s most loyal donors. Charles’s lifelong commitment to Gurdon was evident by his charitable and voluntary contributions embracing a range of education, health, and social concerns. He was the president of Cabe Land and Timber in Gurdon, where he worked daily. In addition to serving as president of the C. Louis and Mary C. Cabe Foundation, he formerly sat on the Horace C Cabe Foundation Board. He served on many other boards, including the First State Bank of Gurdon, Bodcaw Bank of Stamps, Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute, and the Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch. He was a past president and member of the Gurdon Chamber of Commerce, being named the Chamber Member of the Year in 2012. He was a president/member of the Gurdon Rotary Club and an honorary recipient of the Paul Harris Award. He was a past president and member of the Gurdon Hoo-Hoo, where he served as the Hoo-Hoo Deputy Supreme Nine in 1991. He attended two Republican National Conventions and had a memorable experience attending President Reagan’s Inauguration in 1981. Charles was awarded the Red Tusk Award and the “I am Frank White” award for his lifetime of service in Arkansas for the Republican Party.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Louis and Mary Charlotte Cabe, and his sister, Marianne Cabe Long. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Anita; his son Clay. Four nieces, Charlotte Barto and husband J.J.; Martha Klinefelter and husband Chris; Rebecca Gum and husband Russell; Carolyn Osteen and husband David; 13 great nieces and nephews, Jack, Chase and Josh Barto; Georgia and Jonathan Klinefelter; Elic, Mary Charlotte, Cabe and Annie Gum; and Hutch, Sophie, Britt, and Bayless Osteen and cousins. Also survived by his sister-in-law, Annette D’Arcy and husband Jack; nephew, Craig D’Arcy and wife Sydney; great niece, Kate D’Arcy; great nephew, Christian D’Arcy.
Visitation is planned for Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10 a.m., with the service to follow at 11 a.m., at the Gurdon First United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Rose Hedge Cemetery at 1:30 p.m., under the direction of Pharr Funeral Home of Gurdon.
In memory of Charles, donations may be made to the organization of your choice, or to one of the following:
PO Box 55011
Little Rock, AR 72215
Henderson State University Foundation
PO Box 7550
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
Gurdon First United Methodist Church
201 East Walnut
Gurdon, AR 71743
On August 10, 1974, Joyce and Willie McGough welcomed home a beautiful baby boy they named Victor Demond McGough. He brought so much joy to his parents’ lives. At an early age, Victor accepted Christ and joined New Bethel A.M.E Church of Rosston, AR. Later his membership was moved to Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church of Prescott, AR. Victor loved the Lord and spoke about many private moments that he shared with God. No matter the situation he always put God first and said, “We’ll keep praying and get through...”
Victor graduated Prescott High School in 1992. He loved all sports. He ran track and played basketball for the Prescott Curley Wolves. When people speak about Victor they often speak about his left hand jump shot. Many say they’ve never seen anyone else shoot a basketball with a left hand like he did. All that know Victor know that his favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys. Whether the Cowboys played good or bad he never disowned his team. He was truly the #1 Cowboys fan! He also loved watching Lady Wolves basketball. The latest highlight of his life where he gained much enjoyment was coaching the ROC Primetime AAU lady basketball team with Mike.
When Victor entered the room his presence was always known without him having to say a word. He had a spirit that would brighten the room. People always enjoyed being around him and inquired advice from him because he was very honest and always “kept it real”!
Victor worked at Southern Bakery in Hope for many years until retiring due to his health. He enjoyed working with his coworkers and spoke about them often. He made many of friends during his time at Southern Bakery.
Throughout life Victor gained many friends and became Dad, Pops, and Old Man to a group of children that loved him and he loved as if they were his own. He became a loving husband and became one with Kristi Prater on August 11, 2008. On May 24, 2010 his life was changed forever when he was given the opportunity to become daddy to a special little girl named Kristen Victoria. They made a lifetime of memories together.
On Saturday, October 14, 2017, God called Victor on home to glory to receive his healing. His memory will live on with us forever.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Kristi Prater of Nash, TX and daughter Kristen Victoria of Choudrant, LA; his parents, Willie (Lisa) McGough of Prescott, AR and Joyce McGough of Waldo, AR; five sisters, Marceia McGough and Delicia McGough of Prescott, AR, Sasha McGough of Little Rock, AR, Kiara Whitmore of Prescott, AR, and Na’Quia Monk of Antoine, AR; one brother, Charles (Diane) McGough of Corpus Christi, TX; one sister-in-law, Wanda Henderson of Hope, AR; two brothers-in-law, John Prater and Kelvin Prater of Hope, AR; five special children, Steven Black and Bradley Watkins of Dallas, TX; Kei’undra Collier of Iowa; De’Anthony (Kimberly) Collier of Killeen, TX; and Aliyiah White of Choudrant, LA; Special niece and nephew, Jai’Yana and Jon Dorrough which he calls his Tweet and Poohba; Special “bruhs”, Monte Hayes, Demond Harris, David Jackson, Michael Williams, Willie Bryant, Courtney Bryant, Michael Riggins, Craig Jones, and Cedric Marks and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will be 12pm-5pm Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 11am Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Prescott Community Center. Burial will be at Deann Cemetery in Prescott. Arrangements entrusted to Hicks Funeral Home, Inc.
Marsha Eckhart, 60 of Hope, Arkansas passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 in Hope. She was born August 6, 1957 in Little Rock, Arkansas to George W. and Jo Nell Wilburn Cook.
Marsh was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Larry Joe Cook; one daughter Angela Eckhart.
She is survived by one son, Justin Eckhart and Suzie of Meridian, Idaho; one daughter, Jessica Eckhart of Hondo, Texas; one brother, Wyndham Cook and Robin of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; three nieces, Courtney Cochran, Brynn Griger and Cara Cook; three grandchildren, Josiah, Westin and Roland.
Graveside service will be held 11:00am Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Holly Grove Cemetery in Blevins under the direction of Herndon Pharr Funeral Home of Hope, Arkansas.
Mrs. Lucia “Lucy” Mendez Smith, age 38 of Emmet, Arkansas passed away, Thursday, October 12, 2017 at her home. Lucy was born in Mexico on August 3, 1979 to Loureano and Antonia Torres Mendez. Lucy worked as a house-keeper for the Best Western Inns in Hope.
She is survived by four sons: Gabriel Bautista, Alan Bautista, Brent Smith and Zander Smith, two daughters: Yovana Martinez and Josilyn Martinez, her parents; Loureano and Antonia Mendez, one brother; Juan Mendez, and three sisters: Sonia Mendez, Laura Mendez and Leticia Mendez, other family members and friends.
Visitation will be 1:00pm Saturday, October 14, 2017 until service time at Calvary Baptist Church in Hope.
Funeral service will be 2:00pm on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie BRAZZEL, Director. Online guestbook: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com
Mr. Riley Kemper, age 69 of Bodcaw, Arkansas passed away, Thursday, October 12, 2017 at his home. Mr. Kemper was born on March 27, 1948 to Edward and Evelyn Kemper. He was of the Christian faith, a U.S. Army veteran, serving two tours in Vietnam and was a long-distance truck driver for many years, until he retired. Mr. Kemper is preceded in death by his parents, a brother; Paul Kemper, two sisters Rosie and Juanita.
Survivors include his wife; Teresa Mattison Kemper of Bodcaw, three sons; Michael Plumley of Emmet, William Laughard, wife, Katrina of Anderson, MO, and Ricky Laughard, wife, Tiffany of Bodcaw, a daughter; Tabithia Laughard of Bodcaw, a sister; Nettie Simpson of Charleston, IL, eight grandchildren and two-great-grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends.
Per the family’s request there will be no formal visitation.
Graveside services, 2:00pm, Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Corinth Cemetery in Bodcaw, with Bro. William Laughard officiating. Arrangements are by BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie BRAZZEL, Director. Guest register:www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com
Mr. Gary Joe Jordan, known as Joe Friday, was born July 29, 1970 in Hope, Arkansas to Betty Ruth and Melvin Jordan, Sr. He departed this life on October 8, 2017 at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas at the age of 47.
Gary grew up in the Ozan community. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Washington, Arkansas and was a beast in his own way on the basketball court. He worked for Tyson Foods in Nashville, Arkansas for a short time. Later, he met a friend, Brittney Wesson and had two children before moving to Clow, Arkansas with his mother. Gary loved hanging out with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Jordan, Sr. and his brother, Melvin Jordan, Jr.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving mother, Betty Ruth Jordan of Clow, AR; two children, Davonta Jordan, Ky’asia Jordan of Ashdown, AR; four sisters, Colleen Jordan of Hope, AR, Betty Jordan (Tony) of Ozan, Cheryl (Eric) Muldrew, Malinda Johnson (Tonio) all of Hope, AR; four brothers, Ira Munn (Ellen), Billy Jordan (Michelle), Norman Jordan, Danny (Michelle) Jordan all of Ozan, AR; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Visitation will be 11:30am-5pm Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 2:30 Sunday, October 15 at Roadside Church of God in Christ in Ozan. Pastor Darrell Marks, officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter Cemetery in Clow. Arrangements entrusted to Hicks Funeral Home, Inc.
Mrs. Frances Johnson was born May 14, 1959 to Quincy and Mamie Staggers in Ozan, Arkansas. She joined St. Luke C.M.E Church at an early age.
The Lord called her home to live with Him on October 4, 2017 at Baptist Health Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.
In 1978, Frances met and married the love of her life, Mr. George Johnson. She loved her family very much. Every day she started her day by calling to check on her family and friends; one cousin she called every day, Ms. Doris Banks. Frances did not have kids of her own, but helped raise many of her nieces and nephews. One special great nephew she raised as her own, until her health failed, Montrell Daniels.
Frances is preceded in death by her husband, George Johnson; her father, Quincy Staggers and one brother, Melvin Jordan.
She leaves to cherish her memory a loving mother, Mamie Staggers; four sisters, Ora Mays, Vanessa Green (James), Victoria Phillips all of Ozan, Gracie McFadden (Jimmy) of Mineral Springs, AR; four brothers, Cecil Staggers (Peggy) of Nashville, AR, George Staggers (Fay), Johnny Staggers and Jessie Staggers (Eva) all of Ozan, AR; two special friends, just like a sister and a brother, Ms. Sharon Harris of Texarkana, TX and James Rankins of Hope, AR; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be 11am-5pm Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 11am Saturday, October 14, 2017 at St. Luke CME Church. Rev. Anretha Walker, officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Hicks Funeral Home, Inc.
Joy White, 90, of Gurdon, Arkansas passed away October 9th, 2017
at Twin Rivers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Arkadelphia.
Joy was born May 13th, 1927 to Robert and Grace (King) Trout in Gurdon, Arkansas.
She worked in Banking and Bank Management.
Joy attended Henderson State Teachers College, was a lifelong member of Beech Street Baptist Church, She loved her Grandchildren and Great Grand Children, spending time on the lake and fishing.
Joy was preceded in death by her parents; husband William Lawrence White, SR, two brothers: Art Trout and Jim Bob Trout.
Joy is survived by her son Larry White and wife Annette of Gurdon, Arkansas, two grandchildren; Kelly (Jeanie) White of Gurdon, Arkansas and Tracy White (Rodney) Grice of Bryant, Arkansas, five great grandchildren: Tucker, Calley, Garret, Sawyer and Grace.
Visitation will be: Thursday October 12th, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:30 prior to service: at 2:30 at Beech Street Baptist Church, Gurdon, Arkansas with Bro. David Graves officiating.
Interment: will follow in Center Ridge Cemetery
Under the direction of Pharr Funeral Home of Gurdon
Mrs. Phyllis (Triplett) Fry, age 65 of Hope, Arkansas passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at her home. She was born to Francis Triplett Koen and the late Howard W. Triplett on September 25, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland. She married William Eddie Fry on February 25, 1978 and they worked together in the livestock industry for many years before retiring. She was a member of the Hope Church of Christ, and her faith was an important part of her life. Phyllis was also, a Professional Bowler in a Women’s Bowling League. She is preceded in death by her father, Howard W. Triplett and her husband, William Eddie Fry.
She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons: Mark Fleming, wife, Tara of Cross Roads, Keith Fry, wife Tessie of Hope,two daughters; Yvonne Fry and Angie Burgess, husband, Todd all of Hope, her mother; Francis Koen of Hope, fourbrothers; James (Kathleen) Triplett, Robert Triplett, John Triplett and Larry Triplett all of Hope, four sisters; Gloria (Authur) Dillard of Hot Springs, Janet (Jim) Langmead of Clarksville, Maryland, Patricia (Charles) Gilbert of Cross Roads and Teresa (Johnnie) Deck of Benton, eight grandchildren; Tyler Fleming, Lane Fleming, Cameron Hicks, Claire Fry, Kristin Price, LaKyn Kidd, Britany Cook, Kelli Worthey and three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation, 6:00 to 8:00pm on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at BRAZZEL/Oakcrest Funeral Home 1001 South Main Hope, AR.
Funeral service, 10:00am on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Hope Church of Christ Rocky Mound Road & 67 Highway with Mr. Barry Haynes officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Hope. Arrangements are by BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie BRAZZEL, Director. Online guest register:www.brazzelfuneralhome.com
Joy White, 90, of Gurdon, Arkansas passed away Monday October 9th, 2017 at Twin Rivers Health and Rehabilitation in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
Arrangments are pending at this time and are entrusted to Pharr Funeral Home of Gurdon
Rodney Earl Orr, 85, of Hope passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. He was born April 7, 1932 to A.V. and Winnie Nannie Orr of McCaskill, Arkansas.
He was a proud graduate of the University of Blevins and the Arkansas Police Academy. He was a veteran of the US Army where he served as a military police officer. After completing his military service, he joined the Arkansas State Police force, where he retired as captain after 37 years of service. He was an active member of Unity Baptist Church in Hope. His favorite pass times were watching his children and grandchildren participate in various sporting events and traveling with his wife in their motorhome.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Glen Odis and Elijah Orr; his sister Charlene Clark and husband Reid of Hope.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lyllene Burke Orr of Hope; daughter Vicki Barker and husband Jack of Hope; sons Rick Orr and wife Stephanie of Hope, Rodney and wife Jennifer Orr of Hope. His legacy includes six grandchildren, Jennifer Murphy (Marcus), Courtney Hamilton (Adam), Jessica Fisher (Justin), Ryan Orr, Sydney Orr and Rusty Orr; six great-grandchildren, Jordyn, Emma Kate and Braxton Murphy, Reed, Kinsley and Knox Fisher.
Visitation will be held 6:00pm to 8:00pm Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Herndon Pharr Funeral Home of Hope, Arkansas. Funeral Service will be held 10:00am Thursday, October 12, 2017 in the Chapel of Herndon Pharr Funeral Home with Brother Glen Tropp. Interment will follow in Memory Garden Cemetery.
Mrs. Carolyn Bourdess, age 73 of Prescott, Arkansas, Passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 in Prescott.Funeral service will be 2:00pm, Monday, October 9, 2017 at Union Missionary Baptist Church in Bodcaw with Bro. Joe Brown and Bro. David Ellenburg officiating. Burial will follow in Harmony Cemetery in Sutton Community. Arrangements are by BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral of Hope, Eddie Brazzel Director. Guestbook: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com
Mr. Ronnie Volentine, age 64 of Hope, Arkansas, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017, at his home. Ronnie was born on January 20, 1953, in Hope, Arkansas to Carlon “J W” and Maudie Bennett Volentine. He was welder and of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include; one brother; Larry Volentine, wife Lisa of North Little Rock, Arkansas, one sister; Nancy Grimmett, of Austin, Texas, two nieces; Kimberly Crant, of Austin, Texas, Macy Volentine of Little Rock, Arkansas, one nephew; David Grimmett III and a host of relatives and friends.
No family visitation is scheduled.
A memorial service will be planned at a later time and date. Arrangements are by BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel Director. Guestbook:www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com
Irvin Ray Berry, 55, of Prescott, AR, passed away, Tuesday, October 3, 2017, in Little Rock, AR.
Irvin was born March 5, 1962 in Little Rock, AR to Dorsey Lee and Mary Marie Barham Berry.
He spent his years driving a long-haul truck across the countryside, working with his hands, in his wood shop, in his garden, and with music and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his parents, a brother Kenneth Alan Berry (Ellen) of Michigan; two sisters: Donna Lynn Watson, and Lorie Anne Duke (William) all of Prescott, AR; three sons: Mark Aaron Berry and Brian Lee Berry both of Evansville, IN,
Christopher Andrew Berry (Shannon) of Indianapolis, IN; one daughter Melody Michelle Winkelman (Bradford); four grandchildren: Xavier, Alexis, Colin, and Ingrid. He is preceded in death by his brother, Anthony Wayne Berry.
The family held a private family memorial service this morning at Sweet Home Church of Prescott, AR, where his ashes will finally rest. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Herndon Pharr Funeral Home of Hope, AR.
God has set eternity in the hearts of men; What God has done from be- ginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. Our life is like a volume of books with each chapter filled with memories; some sadness, disappointments and hurts. Some books are filled with memories of love, happiness, laughter, and family and friends. September 28, 2017 the last chapter of the last book was filled with loving care and came to close by family and friends. Mr. Lonnie C. Coulter, JR. (L.C.) departed this life moving on to his reward from a journey well done.
Lonnie C. Coulter, JR. (L.C.) was born to Lonnie C. Coulter, SR. and Minnie Smith Coulter. He married Florene Williams (Deceased) and lived in the Hickory Grove Community where he was a member and worker in the Hickory Grove C.M.E Methodist Church.
He leaves to cherish his memories eight daughters, Doris (John) Tolliver of Springfield, Missouri; Elsie Harbour of Toledo Ohio; Katie (Terry) Malone of Frisco Texas; Minnie Coulter of Texarkana, Arkansas; Jacklin (Steve) Womack of Little Rock, Arkansas; Angelor (Robert) Wilkes of Springfield Missouri; Sherally (Ron) Haskin of Bryan, Texas; Anna (Christopher) Martin of Little Rock, Arkansas; three sons, Lonnie Jerry Coulter of Fayetteville, North Carolina; Terry & Gary Coulter of Mineral Springs, Arkansas; two sisters, Angie Crofton of Tollette, Arkansas, Hazel Johnson of Hot Springs, Arkansas; one brother, DD Coulter of Lockesburg, Arkansas; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florene Coulter; two sons, Kenneth and Gene Lewis Coulter; one brother, Doris Coulter; four sisters, Daisy Jenkins, Waltrean Milan, Ada Deloney, Helen Deloney.
Mr. Coulter will lie in state one hour prior to funeral service. Services will be 2:30 Saturday, October 7 at Roland Piggee Memorial Baptist Church, 1415 Highway 27 North, Lockesburg, AR 71846. Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Mineral Springs. Arrangements entrusted to Hicks Funeral Home, Inc
Mr. Wayne Pardon, age 71 of Hope, Arkansas passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Wayne was born in Tillar, Arkansas on February 6, 1946 to Eligie and Jewel Lee Handley Pardon. Mr. Pardon is a member of the Rafter “J” Cowboy Church in Hope, a Mason, serving in the Masonic Lodge of Portland, Arkansas and a veteran of the Arkansas National Guard. He is preceded in death by his parents, a son; Michael Wayne Pardon, a brother, Wyandol Pardon and his wife, Juanita and a sister; Jean Pardon Walker.
Mr. Pardon grew up in the 43 Canal Community of Desha County, Arkansas, where he graduated from the Desha Central High School. He later attended college at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia. He joined the Arkansas National Guard in December of 1965 where he served as a medic until December of 1971. At the same time, he worked for Bell Telephone as a lineman. After working for the telephone company, he moved to Wilmot, AR, and worked with his brother, Wyandol do farm work. He also, moved to Portland, AR where he did farm work. Then he moved to Hope and begin driving a bus for Rainbow of Challenge. He enjoyed visitation with all the people that rode with him during his daily route. He was an avid outdoors man, enjoying hunting and fishing, however his passion dancing and cooking.
Those left to cherish his memory; two sons; Dane William Pardon (Amy Hartfield) of Maumelle and Larkin Haze Tuggle of Little Rock, a brother; Edward Pardon of Eudora, AR, a sister; Elizabeth Pardon Bass, husband, Grover of Hope, two grandchildren: Elizabeth Pardon of Crossett, AR and Garrett Mitchell Pardon of Hamburg, AR., a great-grandchild; Braylie Pardon, many nieces, nephews and his caring and wonderful friends.
The Pardon Family has humbly requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Rafter “J” Cowboy Church 4913 Hwy. 29 South Hope, AR 71801, and after the service the church will provide a meal.
A Memorial Service in honor of Mr. Pardon is schedule for 10:00am on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Rafter “J” Cowboy Church with Pastor Terry Evans officiating. Arrangements are by BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie BRAZZEL, Director. Online register: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com
Mr. P. A. Escarre, Jr., age 80 of Chidester, Arkansas passed away, Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Escarre was born in Memphis, Tennessee on February 27, 1937 to P.A. Escarre, Sr. and Cliffie Heath Escarre. He was a retired mapping engineer for the Arkansas Highway Department and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Prescott. Mr. Escarre is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter; Joanie Arnold, a brother; Joseph Escarre and a grandson; John Mathis.
Survivors include; a son; Andy Escarre, his wife, Christy of Alexander, AR., two daughters; Debbie Mathis, husband, Danny of Bauxite, and Tina Henderson (Dennis) of Benton, two sisters; Deloris Kurr and Sally Reynolds both of Memphis, TN and nine grandchildren, other family member and friends.
Visitation, 12:30 to 1:30pm on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at BRAZZEL/Cornish Funeral Home 1196 Hwy. 371 West Prescott, AR.
Graveside service, 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at DeAnn Cemetery in Prescott, with Rev. Jerry G. Westmoreland officiating. Arrangements are with BRAZZEL/Cornish The Funeral Home of Prescott, Eddie BRAZZEL, Director. Online register: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com