De Queen Area Obituaries


From April 2 edition
William Blankenship
William "Bill" Blankenship, age 86, a resident of Eagletown, Okla., passed away, Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Texarkana, Texas.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Bunch-Singleton Funeral Home in Broken Bow, Okla. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Eagletown Assembly of God.
Interment will follow at the Eagletown Cemetery.

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Mrs. Audrey McFarlin
Mrs. Audrey Maxine Simpson McFarlin, age 78, a resident of Lindale, Texas, died Monday, March 30, 2015 in Lindale.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.

You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

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Traci L. Swinehart
Traci Leigh Swinehart, age 39, a resident of San Antonio, Texas, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in San Antonio.
She was born March 8, 1976 in Great Falls, Mont.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the Lockesburg Cemetery with Rev. Terry Chapman officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Jerry L. Jones
Jerry Lynn Jones, age 74, a resident of De Queen, died Thursday, March 26, 2015 in the Christus St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana, Texas.

He was born Sept. 23, 1940 in Byars, Okla. He was retired from Weyerhaeuser and was a former employee of Pilgrim's Pride.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Cremation arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Joe M. Johnson III
Joe Michael Johnson III of Cove, AR passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 from injuries suffered in a car accident.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the First Pentecostal Church of God in De Queen, AR with Pastor Randy Munter officiating, followed by a luncheon at the church activity center.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Pentecostal Church, P.O. Box 883 or the Adult Activity Center of De Queen. Interment of ashes will take place later in a private service.

William Blankenship
William "Bill" Blankenship, age 86, a resident of Eagletown, Okla., passed away, Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Texarkana, Texas.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Bunch-Singleton Funeral Home in Broken Bow, Okla. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Eagletown Assembly of God.
Interment will follow at the Eagletown Cemetery.

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Mrs. Audrey McFarlin
Mrs. Audrey Maxine Simpson McFarlin, age 78, a resident of Lindale, Texas, died Monday, March 30, 2015 in Lindale.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.

You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

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Traci L. Swinehart
Traci Leigh Swinehart, age 39, a resident of San Antonio, Texas, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in San Antonio.
She was born March 8, 1976 in Great Falls, Mont.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the Lockesburg Cemetery with Rev. Terry Chapman officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Jerry L. Jones
Jerry Lynn Jones, age 74, a resident of De Queen, died Thursday, March 26, 2015 in the Christus St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana, Texas.

He was born Sept. 23, 1940 in Byars, Okla. He was retired from Weyerhaeuser and was a former employee of Pilgrim's Pride.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Cremation arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Mrs. Sybel Young
Mrs. Sybel Irvan Young, age 92, of Horatio, Arkansas, died Monday, March 30, 2015, in Dierks, Arkansas.
She was born April 11, 1922 in Horatio.  She was a homemaker, Sunday school teacher, farmer, former employee of Mountaire Poultry and member of the Williamson Community Church in Horatio.

Funeral services for Mrs. Young will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 2, 2015, in the Williamson Community Church with Bro. Jimmy Roden officiating.  Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 1st at the funeral home.

We will forever be grateful to Dierks Health and Rehab and Dierksen Hospice for the care they gave to our mother during her illness.
You may register on-line at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com
 
 

Apr 2, 2015, 09:38


From March 26 edition
Sarah E. Anderson
Sarah Elizabeth Monroe Anderson, age 88, a resident of Dierks, died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at her home.
She was born Sept. 17, 1926 in Dierks. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dierks.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 in the First United Methodist Church in Dierks with Garry Wiles and Carroll Jackson officiating. Burial followed in Dierks Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.

The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at the funeral home in Dierks.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to First United Methodist Church in Dierks. You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Mrs. Jeanne Willis
Mrs. Jeanne Wright Willis, age 83, a resident of Horatio, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at her home.

She was born to George and Oleta Crow Wright in Lovington, N.M. on Feb. 23, 1932. She was a retired USDA Inspector at Pilgrim's as well as a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Horatio.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Gutierres officiating. Burial followed in the Clear Creek Cemetery, Horatio, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.

The family received friends at Chandler Funeral Home Thursday, March 19 from 5-7 p.m.

You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

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Clyde Kreider
Clyde Calvin Kreider, age 71, a resident of Horatio, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

He was born on April 18, 1943 in Harper, Kan. to Clarence and Zelma Roth Kreider. He was retired from Domtar and served in the U.S. Air Force for 4-1/2 years.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Virgil Romine and Mark Cordray officiating. Burial followed in the Horatio Cemetery, under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 20 at the funeral home. You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Hilda Hallisey
Hilda Mae Dossett Hallisey, age 83, a resident of Texarkana, Texas died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Texarkana.
She was born Feb. 18, 1932 in Winthrop. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in De Queen. Burial followed in the Campground Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.
The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Melanie Simmons
Melanie Kay Schoch Simmons, age 66, a resident of Lockesburg, died Thursday, March 19, 2015 in De Queen Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 18, 1948 in Woodbury, N.J. She was a homemaker, retired from the Corps of Engineers and a member of McHorse Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015 in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Jones officiating. Burial followed in McHorse Cemetery in Lockesburg.
The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at the funeral home.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Helen Stokes
Mrs. Helen Louise Alexander Stokes, age 92, a resident of Dierks, died Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Dierks.

She was born Jan. 31, 1923 in Dierks to Jesse and Betty Young Alexander. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Graveside funeral services were held Sunday, March 22, 2015 in the Fellowship Cemetery in Dierks with Carroll Jackson officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

The family received friends from 1-2:15 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at First United Methodist Church fellowship hall in Dierks.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Nadine Higgins
Mrs. Nadine "Deanie" Jones Higgins, age 70, a resident of Jefferson, Texas, died Friday, March 20, 2015 in Jefferson.
She was born to Paul and Cynthia Young Jones in Stilwell, Okla., Aug. 17, 1944. She was a homemaker and seamstress. She was a member of the Rose and Garden Club, school volunteer and member of the North Shore Baptist Church of Mims, Texas.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in the North Shore Baptist Church, Mims, Texas with Rev. Dennis Watley officiating. Burial followed at 3 p.m. in the Millcreek Cemetery in Gillham with Rev. E.L. Sharp officiating, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.

The family received friends Monday, March 23 in the North Shore Baptist Church in Mims, Texas from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials can be made to Pine Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Activity Fund of Jefferson, Texas; Marshall Home Care and Hospice of Marshall, Texas and North Shore Baptist Church Benevolence Fund.
You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

To read the full obituaries, please see the March 26 edition of The De Queen Bee.

Mar 26, 2015, 09:17


From March 19 edition
S.G. Eason
Mr. S.G. Eason, age 87, a resident of Lockesburg, Arkansas, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in Texarkana, Texas.
He was born December 19, 1927, in Gillham, Arkansas.  He was retired from Kirkpatrick Pulpwood and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lockesburg.  He was passionate about his family, work, gardening and his dog.

Funeral Services for Mr. Eason will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015, in First Baptist Church in Lockesburg with Rev. Jack Gilliland officiating.  Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, March 13th at the funeral home.
You may register on-line at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

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C.E. Hendrix
C.E. Hendrix, Jr. age 75, of Horatio, died Monday, March 9, 2015 at Brookewood Nursing Center in De Queen.
He was born July 4, 1939, in Sevier County.  C.E. was a devoted member of Horatio First Baptist Church serving as a deacon and Sunday school teacher.  He was Chairman, President, and CEO of Horatio State Bank and a Board Member.

Funeral Services for Mr. Hendrix will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2015 in Horatio First Baptist Church with W.L. “Bill” Ashburn IV and Jerry Hill officiating.  Burial will follow in Horatio Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12th at the funeral home.

The Family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Horatio First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 296, Horatio, AR 71842.
You may register on-line at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

To read the full obituaries, please see the March 19 edition of The De Queen Bee.

Mar 19, 2015, 09:01


From March 12 edition
Mrs. Nancy Easlon
Mrs. Nancy Louise Easlon, age 64, a resident of Broken Bow, Okla., died Monday, March 2, 2015 at her home.
She was born to Arbrey and Ella Faye Perry Boles in Texas on March 24, 1950. She worked in home elder care and was a homemaker.

A private memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation is under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home.
You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

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Mrs. Helen Powell
Mrs. Helen Ruth Barfield Powell, age 81, a resident of Gillham, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Gillham.
She was born to Frank W. and Dolores Hale Barfield on Sept. 7, 1933 in Hico, Texas. She graduated from Gillham High School in 1951, worked for De Queen Telephone Company and Tri-Lakes Services for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Gillham where she taught Sunday School for more than 30 years.

Funeral services were held at Gillham First Baptist Church Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10 a.m. with Bro. Homer Frachiseur officiating. Burial followed in the Valley Cemetery in Gillham, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 6 at Wilkerson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The Gideon's International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800 or at www.gideons.org.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Randy Mitchell
Randy Paul Mitchell died March 4, 2015 at Shreveport VA Medical Center.
He was born in Idabel, Okla., in 1955. He served in the USAF from 1975-1989 at Edwards AFB CA Rocket Propulsion Laboratory and worked for the USDA as a food inspector until his retirement in 2006

Funeral services were held Friday, March 6, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Stateline Baptist Church, Cerro Gordo, with Pastor Ray Brown officiating. Burial followed in Cerro Gordo Cemetery, under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Visitation was held Thursday, March 5 from 5-7 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home, De Queen. You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Bill Irvan
James William "Bill" Irvan, age 50, a resident of Mountainburg, died Wednesday, March 4 at his home.

He was born to James William "Willie" Irvan, Sr., and Alma Jean Johnson Irvan in De Queen Aug. 7, 1964. He was a truck driver and a Baptist.

Graveside funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2015 in the Horatio Cemetery with Bro. Heath Daniel officiating, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.

Visitation was held Monday, March 9 at Chandler Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until 12 noon.
You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

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Walter Beckwith
Walter Odell Beckwith, age 72, a resident of De Queen, died Friday, March 6, 2015 at his home.

He was born to Walter and Pearl Wagner Beckwith in Hatton on Dec. 29, 1942. He was retired from the oil fields.

A private memorial service will be at a later date. Cremation under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.
You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

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Amber Denise Wagner
mber Denise Williamson Wagner, age 32, a resident of De Queen, passed away Monday, March 9, 2015, at her home, after a two year battle with cancer.

She was born December 28, 1982 in De Queen. She was a mammographer and a member of the First Baptist Church of De Queen.

Funeral Services for Amber will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in the First Baptist Church in De Queen with Rev. Josh Herweck and Rev. Faron Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 10th at the funeral home.

The family will be in the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Mary and Martha Center, P.O. Box 473, De Queen, AR 71832.

Mar 19, 2015, 08:54


From March 5 edition
Barbara Anderson
Mrs. Barbara Jo Stuart Anderson, age 85, a resident of Foreman, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 in Ashdown.

She was born to Joe Dillon and Mae Coffman Stuart in Horatio Nov. 4, 1929. She grew up in Horatio and worked for White Lumber company. She also worked for the City of Ashdown and the city of Foreman, where she served as recorder/treasurer, water clerk and city council.

She also worked for the Horatio School District and the City of Horatio as recorder/treasurer. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Camellia Garden Club, where she was past president. She was also a member of the American Legion.

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Virgil Romine and Sister Joyce Green officiating. Burial followed in the Horatio Cemetery, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home.

The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday, Feb. 26 from 6-8 p.m.

You can view Mrs. Anderson's Tribute Video and send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

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Eddie Pettigrew
Walter Edwin "Eddie" Pettigrew, age 48, a resident of Ashdown, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 in a Little Rock hospital.

He was born to James Edwin "Cowboy" and Loretta Stringfellow Pettigrew Jan. 25, 1967 in De Queen. He was an electrician with Chewning & Wilmer Contractors and was a member of the Highland Park Baptist Church in Texarkana. He was a member of IBEW Local 301.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Chandler Funeral Home Chapel, De Queen, with Rev. Jimmy Roden, Rev. Joey Brewer and Rev. Kevin Meyers officiating. Burial followed in the Old Center Cemetery, Horatio, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.

The family received friends at Chandler Funeral Home Saturday, Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m.

You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

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Imagene Willoughby
Imagene Murle Willoughby, age 95, a former resident of Lockesburg, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 in Broken Arrow, Okla.
She was born March 31, 1919 in Fouke.

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Mrs. Ferrell Lovell
Mrs. Ferrell Sophia Butler Lovell, age 97, a resident of De Queen, died Monday, March 2, 2015 in Nashville.

She was born July 2, 1917 in Pattonville, Texas. She was a homemaker, a charter member of the Walnut Springs Church of Christ and a member of the De Queen Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Tye Barnett, minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Millwee Cemetery.

You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Dorothy Baysinger
Dorothy Jean Baysinger, 78, of Fulton passed away peacefully on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Boone Hospital Center.

She was born March 14, 1936 in De Queen, Ark., the daughter of Harvey Robinson Hendricks and Rosie Louise Halter.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Pastor Bruce Williamson officiating. The family received friends from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be in in Unity Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested to Unity Baptist Cemetery, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, Mo. 65251.

Condolences can be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.

To read the full obituaries, please see the March 5 edition of The De Queen Bee.

Mar 5, 2015, 16:49


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