De Queen Area Obituaries


From Feb. 19 edition
Mrs. Wallie Peppers
Mrs. Arvie Della "Wallie" Nash Peppers died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015.
She was born in Glenwood April 1, 1944.

She helped her husband on the farm and retired after working 23 years for Walmart as a pharmacy technician.

Funeral services were held at Chandler Funeral Home Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 at 2 p.m.
The family received friends at Chandler Funeral Home Sunday, Feb. 15 from 5-7 p.m.
You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

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Sadie Mae Tugman
Mrs. Sadie Mae Tugman, age 82, a resident of Gillham, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 in De Queen Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 4, 1932 in Stedman, N.C. She was a homemaker.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 in the Gillham Cemetery. Cremation arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Robert Runnels
Robert Gene Runnels, age 67, a resident of De Queen, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 in Christus St. Michael Hospital, Texarkana.

He was born to Harvey and Lucille Fisk Runnels in De Queen Jan. 4, 1948. He was a former employee of Weyerhaeuser Company Dierks Mill, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in Industrial maintenance. He was a member of the De Queen Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 in Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Bobby Tatum, minister officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery, De Queen, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.

The family received friends at Chandler Funeral Home Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 5-7 p.m.
You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

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Mrs. Elsie Clowers
Mrs. Elsie Mae Hensley Clowers, age 91, a resident of De Queen, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 in De Queen Therapy and Living Center.

She was born to Jake and Myrtle Lea Sutton Hensley in Horatio April 13, 1923. She was a member of the Church of Christ; was retired from De Queen High School Cafeteria and was a homemaker.

Graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 in Redmen Cemetery with Bobby Tatum and The Barnett officiating, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.

The family will receive friends at Chandler Funeral Home Thursday, Feb. 19 from 5-7 p.m.
You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

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Carroll Horn
Carroll Horn, age 72, a resident of De Queen, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 at his home after a long battle of cancer.

He was born to James Alexander and Francis Elizabeth McKnight Horn in Nashville Oct. 18, 1942. He served in the U.S. Army with the rank of 2nd Lt., serving in Korea with the Air Defense Artillery.

He was transferred to Fort Polk as Company Commander in charge of Army trainees.

He later transferred to the Army Reserves with the rank of Captain and was over the 95th Division in Nashville, leaving the Reserves as Major. He was a retired industrial engineer for Weyerhaeuser Company and a Baptist.

Private memorial services will be held 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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Roy Lee Davis
Roy Lee Davis, age 86, a resident of Eagletown, Okla., died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 in Christus St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, Texas.
He was born Oct. 3, 1928 in the West Otis Community, near Horatio. He was a welder, millwright, served in the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Graveside funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 in the West Otis Cemetery with Cy Davis officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Judy E. Evans
Judy Elaine Evans, age 67 of Hooks, Texas passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 at her home. She was born September 2, 1947 in Charlotte, N.C. She was a Baptist.

Graveside service will be held Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Baker Cemetery, Wickes, under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home, Texas.

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Timothy W. Conatser
Timothy William (Pops) Conatser, 63, of De Queen, AR went to be with his wife Peggy waiting on him in Heaven on February 15, 2015.

Timothy was born August 18, 1951 in San Antonio, TX to Jerry and Pearl Conatser. His family moved to Horatio, AR when he was 10 years old. He graduated from Horatio High School in 1969 and attended SAU in Magnolia for 1 semester and then enlisted in the United States Air Force.

Timothy served honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict era, then another 14 years in the Army National Guard. Timothy married the love of his life, Peggy Louann Jones, on March 10, 1979.  They were married 28 years. He was a Water Treatment Operator for the City of De Queen for the past 31 years and was a member of the Rose Hill Baptist Church.

Funeral services were Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Smallwood officiating.  Burial followed in the Mt. Ida Cemetery in De Queen, AR.
The family received friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 17th at the funeral home.

Feb 20, 2015, 13:55


From Feb. 12 edition
Robert M. Gore
Robert Mack Gore, age 86, a resident of Grand Prairie, Texas, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 in Arlington Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 8, 1928 in De Queen. He served in the U.S. Army and worked in the aircraft industry until retirement from Bell Helicopter in 1988.

Graveside funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 in the Millwee Cemetery with Jason Carlton officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.
The family received friends from 12-1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at the funeral home.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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A.J. Bennett
Anthony James "A.J." Bennett, age 26, a resident of Midland, Texas, and former resident of Cove, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 from injuries received in an automobile accident.

He was born July 18, 1988 in Mena. He was working for Midland County Road Department.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel, De Queen. Burial followed in the Grannis Cemetery, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.
You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

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Henry C. Shuffield
Henry Clinton Shuffield, age 96, a resident of Ben Lomond, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 in DeKalb, Texas.

He was born to Austin Hallie Burton and Hattie Lena Yancey Shuffield on May 27, 1918 in Bismarck. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a rancher and retire owner of National Livestock Commission Company in Texarkana and the Hope Livestock Co. He was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Ben Lomond.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Jones officiating. Burial with military rites followed in Wofford's Chapel Cemetery, De Queen, under the direction of Chandler Funeral home, De Queen.

The family received friends at Chandler Funeral Home on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.

You can send an online sympathy message at Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.

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Johnnie Cox
Mrs. Ina Johnnie Maddox Harp Whisnant Cox, age 94, a resident of De Queen, died Tuesday, February 10 in Horatio.

She was born February 21, 1920 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Marion Demps and Dessie Weldon Maddox. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of De Queen, a member of the Eastern Star, a past president and secretary-treasurer of the Hospital Auxiliary, a member of the AARP #2178, Farm Bureau, the Gillham EHC, and Woodman of the World.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 12, 2015 in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Smith and Bro. Josh Herweck officiating. Burial will follow in the Gillham Cemetery, under the direction of chandler Funeral Home. The family received friends at Chandler Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the De Queen Hospital Auxiliary, 1306 Collin Raye Drive, De Queen, Arkansas 71832. You may send an online sympathy message to www.chandlerfuneral.com.

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Del Litchford
Mr. Franklin Del Litchford, age 73, a resident of Horatio, Arkansas, died Sunday, February 8, 2015 in the Wadley Regional Medical Center, Texarkana, Texas.

He was born to Joel Radford and Ethel Loretta Land Litchford in De Queen, Arkansas, on September 11, 1941. He was a retired truck driver, having his own truck. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Horatio, and enjoyed trucks, deer hunting, fishing, and the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Mr. Del Litchford were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 11, 2015, in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Gutierres and Bro. Ralph Staggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Center Cemetery, Horatio, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.

The family received friends at Chandler Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

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Patricia Ann Briant
Mrs. Patricia Ann Briant, age 90, a resident of De Queen, died Saturday, February 7, 2015, in the De Queen Medical Center, De Queen.

She was born to C. R and Anna Kelly Tanner in Denton, Texas on November 28, 1924. She was a Christian, and a former employee of the Sevier County Museum. She enjoyed puzzles, bowling, and loved the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Patricia Briant were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 9 in the Millwee Cemetery, Horatio, with Bro. Josh Herwick officiating.

The family received friends at Chandler Funeral Home on Sunday, February 8 from 6-8 p.m. You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

Feb 12, 2015, 13:24


From Feb. 5 edition
Mrs. Violet Davis
Mrs. Violet Maze Davis, age 85, a resident of Broken Bow, Okla., died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 in the De Queen Medical Center.

She was born to James Marshal and Lula May Peacock Maze in Bowie County, Texas March 31, 1929. She was a member of the Broken Bow congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and a homemaker.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 in the Broken Bow Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. 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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Betty Coffman
Betty Lou Yancey Coffman, age 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 in Tishomingo, Okla.

She was born Feb. 20, 1934 in Tulsa, Okla., to Robert and Minnie Tedford Yancey. She was a master craftsman.

Visitation was held Friday, Jan. 30 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Powell Funeral Home in Bald Knob. Interment followed in the Shady Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home, Bald Knob-Judsonia. www.powellfuneralhome.net.

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Military service to honor Durham
A memorial service to honor the late Omagene “Rusty” Durham’s military service in the Pacific during World War II and in Korea will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 graveside in Redmen Cemetery.

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Hazel Stidham
Hazel “Ruth” Stidham, age 88, of De Queen, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 in Bentonville. She was born August 14, 1926 in the Willow Springs, Oklahoma community to Harve and Essie Maude Pitt Ryan.

She was an active member in the community of Alleene and lived in Winthrop and De Queen for many years. She was a member of the One Cup Church of Christ. She attended the Oak Grove Church of Christ near Winthrop and the Sweet Home Church of Christ in Broken Bow, Okla.

Visitation will be held, Friday, Feb. 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the Winthrop School Cafeteria.  Graveside services will be held at Moran Cemetery, 510 Rufe Road, Valliant, Okla., on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m with Pastor Jimmy Dale officiating.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Winthrop School Restoration, P.O. Box 102, Winthrop, AR 71866.
Arrangements are with Heritage Funeral Home in Springdale, online guest book at www.heritageofnwa.com.

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Jackie Lyons
Mrs. Francis Jackie Lyons, age 80, a resident of De Queen, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 in De Queen.

She was born April 13, 1934 in De Queen. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in De Queen.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Newberry officiating. Cremation arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home. You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Autherene Peek
Mrs. Autherene Cowling Peek, age 92, a resident of Dierks, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 in Rogers.
She was born April 17, 1922 in Nashville and was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Dierks. She was also a hairdresser.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 in the First Baptist Church in Dierks with Dr. David Blasé officiating. Burial followed in the Dierks Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Gussie McWhorter, Jr.
Gussie Dea McWhorter, Jr., age 78, a resident of Austin, Texas, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 in Austin.

He was born Feb. 16, 1936 in Malvern.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 in the McHorse Cemetery with Bob Sanders officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Becky Alice Allen
Mrs. Becky Alice Chandler Allen, age 78, a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, died Saturday, January 31, 2015, in Baton Rouge.

She was born January 25, 1937, in Horatio, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Allen will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 3, 2015, in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Dennis Pruitt and Walter Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Redmen Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, February 2, 2015, at the funeral home.

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

Feb 5, 2015, 13:30


From Jan. 29 edition
Ricky L. Hunter
Ricky Lynn Hunter, age 62, a resident of Athens, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.

He was born on Jan. 5, 1953, at Roseburg, Ore., the son of Q. D. Hunter and Velron Murphy Hunter.  He was preceded in death by his father.
He was Baptist and a heavy equipment operator.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood with Bro. Marcus Crawley officiating. Interment was in the Cecil Chapel Cemetery in Vandervoort under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.
Visitation was held Thursday, Jan. 22 from 6-8 p.m.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.

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Norma Kesterson
Norma Kesterson, age 76, a resident of Dierks, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 in Little Rock.

She was born Oct. 31, 1938 in Burg. She was a retired registered nurse and worked at the VA Hospital in Shreveport. She attended Fellowship Baptist Church in Dierks.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 in the Fellowship Baptist Church with Gary Welch and James Butler officiating. Burial followed in Burg Cemetery, under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 at the funeral home in Dierks.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Mary Jo Miles
Mrs. Mary Jo Miller Miles, age 78, a resident of Wickes, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 in Dierks Health and Rehab Center in Dierks.
She was born Jan. 29, 1936 in Washington. She was a homemaker.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 at the funeral home.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Mrs. Thelma Jones
Mrs. Thelma Jean Miller Jones, age 89, a resident of De Queen, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at her home.

She was born to Elison Lee and Verna Lee Ramsey Miller Feb. 9, 1925 in De Queen. She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Time Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Shane Haarmeyer officiating. Burial followed in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.
The family received friends at Chandler Funeral Home Friday, Jan. 23 from 7-9 p.m.
You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

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Judith Greene
Judith (Judy) Ellan Robinson Greene, age 75, a resident of Arlington, Texas and former resident of De Queen, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 in Media, PA.
She was born Jan. 7, 1940 to Ralph O'Neal Robinson and Mararet Helen Skelton Robinson in De Queen.

Memorial service arrangements are pending.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Delaware Valley, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA., 19106 or www.alz.org.

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Nancy Harris
Nancy Dedner Harris was born to Rodney Dock and Louise Dedner in Lockesburg June 28, 1964 and died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at her home in Texarkana.

She served as pianist for the New Zion choir in her early years.
She attended Lockesburg Public Schools and graduated in 1982 as valedictorian of her class. She continued her education at Texarkana Community College where she graduated with honors with a degree in computers.

She was a former employee of Albertson's Grocery Store and was most recently employed by WEST Business Solutions.

The family received friends at Chandler Funeral Home Saturday, Jan. 24 from 4-6 p.m.
You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

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Tina Watson
Mrs. Tina R. Watson, age 69, a resident of De Queen, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 in the Christus St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana.

She was born July 25, 1945 in De Queen. She was retired from First State Bank in De Queen and the EZ Mart Corporation. She was a member of Kern Heights Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 in the Kern Heights Baptist Church with Rusty Ross and Jordan Hodges officiating. Burial followed in Redmen Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

To read the full obituaries, please see the Jan. 27 edition of The De Queen Bee.

Jan 29, 2015, 09:48


From Jan. 22 edition
Jackie Lyons
Mrs. Francis Jackie Lyons, age 80, a resident of De Queen, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 in De Queen.

She was born April 13, 1934 in De Queen. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in De Queen.

Memorial services are pending. Cremation arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home. You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Mae Moor
Mae Lowe Moor, age 54, a resident of Horatio, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at her home.

She was born Feb. 10, 1960 in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was a homemaker.

Memorial services are pending. Cremation arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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Pauline Lipsey
Pauline Pinkerton Lipsey, age 94, a resident of Fort Worth, Texas and former resident of Athens, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.

She was born April 12, 1920 in Howard County, the daughter of Ben Seals and Era Martin Seals. She retired after many years as the Umpire Postmaster and was a member of the Athens Holiness Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood with Bro. Bill Wakley and Bro. Dale Crawford officiating. Interment was in the Athens Cemetery, under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.

Visitation was held Wednesday, Jan. 14 from 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Athens Cemetery Association Fund.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.

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Mrs. Babe R. Dorsey
Mrs. Babe Ruth Chandler Dorsey, age 84, a resident of De Queen, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at her home.
She was born to Frank and Lona Griggs Chandler April 26, 1930 in Horatio.

She was a retired USDA Poultry Inspector, working in Grannis, Nashville, De Queen and Broken Bow, Okla. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Horatio.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Guitierres and Bro. Joey Brewer officiating. Burial followed in Redmen Cemetery, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.

The family received friends at Chandler Funeral Home Sunday, Jan. 18 from 5-7 p.m.
You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

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Rodger E. Rightmire
Rodger Earl Rightmire, age 58, a resident of Eagletown, Okla., died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 in Eagletown.

He was born Dec. 28, 1956 in De Queen.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 in he Redmen Cemetery in De Queen. Cremation arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Jan 22, 2015, 09:45


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