De Queen Area Obituaries


From Nov. 16 edition

Mrs. Bessie Mitchell
Mrs. Bessie Crowell Mitchell, 100, of Cerro Gordo died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in De Queen.
She was born Oct. 19, 1917 in Murfreesboro. She was a farmer, a homemaker and a member of State Line Baptist Church in Cerro Gordo.
Funeral services were held Nov. 12 at State Line Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Cerro Gordo Cemetery.
You can leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Mrs. Teresa Shotts
Mrs. Teresa Irene Teel Shotts, 78, of De Queen died Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 in Texarkana, Tex.
Graveside funeral services were held Nov. 13 at the Chapel Hill Cemetery with Jason Carlton officiating.
You can leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Charles Golden
Charles Henry Golden, 93, of Grannis died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 in Bear Creek Healthcare, De Queen.
He was born to John Mathis and Constance Ione Carr Golden on June 10, 1924 in Meridian, Tex. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grannis where he served as a deacon. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and served in the United States Army during World War II and in Korea. He retired as a manager at United Farm Industries and returned to Arkansas to be a cattle farmer. He was a member of the Sevier County Chapter of the Arkansas Cattlemen's Association.
Funeral services were held Nov. 15 in the First Baptist Church of Grannis with Bro. John Wisenger and Bro. Jerry Taylor officiating. Burial followed in Mineral Cemetery in Gillham.
You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

Ronald Morgan
Ronald Wayne Morgan, 58, of Foreman died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 at his home.
He was born to Lynville and Thelma Dean Morgan on Nov. 24, 1958.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.
You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

James Terry Wax
James Terry Wax died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at his home in Gillham.
He was born July 18, 1937 to Delbert and Irene Cooper Wax in Gillham. He was the owner and operator of different businesses and raised cattle. He was a member of Gillham Baptist Church and a Mason. He was also a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean Conflict as a medic.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Gillham Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at the funeral home.
You can leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Hazel Joyce Sims
Hazel Joyce Sims, 86, of De Queen passed away Nov. 13, 2017 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Center in Ashdown.
She was born Aug. 2, 1931 to George and Jewell Anders of Waco, Texas.
Services were held Nov. 17 at the Wildwood Chapel at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, Tex.

Jimmy L. Burnett
Mr. Jimmy Leon Burnett, 69, of Midland, Tex. died Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, after a long time battle with COPD.
He was born in Levelland, Tex. to Garland Leon Burnett and Thelma Allene Merworth Burnett on Oct. 15, 1948. He served in the United States Army from May 1968 to May 1970. He was a brick mason and a Baptist.
Tthere will be a graveside memorial service at Chapel Hill Cemetery at at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 2017, Services provided by Wilkerson Funeral Home. Family will be available at 1001 W. Janssen Ave. in De Queen.
You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Frank Lloyd Pierce
Frank Lloyd Pierce, 91, of Vandervoort passed away on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 in Fayetteville. He was born July 7, 1926 to Robert and Sally Pierce in Brownwood, Tex.
He served 21 years in three branches of the military: Navy, Army and the Air Force. He was a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.
Funeral services were held Nov. 16 at the Vandervoort First Baptist Church with Brother Roy Brooks officiating. Interment was in Witherspoon Cemetery in Vandervoort by Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.
The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations for Bibles at Vandervoort First Baptist Church will be greatly appreciated.
Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

Paul Dean Stone
Paul Dean Stone, 81, of De Queen died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 at Christus St. Michael in Texarkana, Tex. He was born to Paul Lynn and Josephine Nalley Stone, in Tishamingo, Okla., Sept. 9, 1936.
He was a graduate of De Queen High School and Ouachita Baptist College. He was in the Army Reserves, a marksman on the rifle team, and an NAIA All American Football player at Ouachita. He was a life-long member of First Baptist Church of De Queen. He was a teacher at Lockesburg High School and a school bus driver for Lockesburg and De Queen schools, as well as a 32nd Degree Mason.
He retired from Woodmen of the World Life Insurance after 22 years of service.
Funeral services were held Nov. 17 in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Chapel Hill Cemetery with Brad Justice officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Diabetes Association in Memory of Paul Dean Stone on their website, www.diabetes.org.
You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.


Nov 17, 2017, 12:15


From Nov. 9 edition

Marvell J. Wolcott
Mrs. Marvell Jean Lambeth Wolcott, 85, of De Queen died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 in De Queen.
She was born March 16, 1932 in De Queen. She was a homemaker and a member of the Beacon Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church in De Queen.
Funeral services were held Nov. 4 in the Beacon Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church with Newman Hance officiating. Burial followed in Beacon Hill Cemetery.
You can leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Mrs. Julie Platt
Mrs. Julene Kay "Julie" Platt, 46, of De Queen died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 from injuries received in an automobile accident.
She was born in De Queen on June 18, 1971 and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Beacon Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Funeral services were held Nov. 7 in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Taylor officiating. Burial followed in the Beacon Hill Cemetery, De Queen.
You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

Mrs. Iris Hill
Mrs. Iris Estaline Kelly Hill, 97, of Nashville died Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 in Nashville.
She was born July 21, 1920 in the Green's Chapel Community. She was a housewife, homemaker and member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Nov. 8 at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Provo with Larry Fry officiating. Burial followed in McHorse Cemetery.
You can leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Enrique Cardoso
Enrique "El Cantante" Cruz Cardoso, 50, of De Queen, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 at his home.
He was born Sept. 28, 1967 in Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico. He was a member of St. Barbara Catholic Church in De Queen. He was also a singer in a band in Mexico.
Funeral mass was held Nov. 8 at the Monsignor Scott Friend Pastoral Center with Father Juan Manjarrez officiating. Burial followed in Redmen Cemetery.
You can leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Nov 8, 2017, 10:46


From Nov. 2 edition

Mathis C. Cleghorn
Mathis Cordell "Matt/Shot" Cleghorn, 73, of Foreman died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at his home.
He was born April 19, 1944 in Alleene. He was a retired millwright for Domtar, a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Foreman, a 32nd degree Mason and Past Master of the Rocky Comfort Lodge #468.
Graveside funeral services were held Oct. 27 in the Gravelly Cemetery with Trent Liggin and Brad Sullivan officiating.
You can leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Mrs. Violet Hedrick
Mrs. Violet Corine Sharp Hedrick, 89, of Horatio died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 in Christus St. Michael Health System in Texarkana.
She was born to T.D. and Hyacinthe McLeod Sharp in Lockesburg on Nov. 7, 1927. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Horatio and was retired from Knod's Wholesale Grocery, where she was an accountant.
Funeral services were held Oct. 28 in Chandler Funeral Home Chapel, De Queen. Burial followed in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Texarkana.
You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

Mrs. Nelda McPherson
Mrs. Nelda Elizabeth Clay McPherson, 87, of Arlington, Tex. died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Arlington.
She was born March 3, 1930, in Paraclifta. She was a Baptist and a homemaker.
Funeral services for Mrs. McPherson were held Oct. 29 at Belleville Methodist Church in Lockesburg with Joel Clay officiating. Burial followed in Belleville Cemetery.
You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

Andrew Shane Griffin
Andrew Shane Griffin, 18, of Horatio died Oct. 21.
He was born to Shane and Sandra Griffin Feb. 23, 1999. He was 2017 graduate of Horatio High School. He was the starting shortstop and a pitcher on Horatio's 2016 class 3A state champion baseball team.
He worked with Artex Electric of Texarkana, Ark., in the National Electrical Apprentice Program associated with UA Cossatot to begin a career as an electrician.
A celebration of his life was held Oct. 28 at Horatio Baptist Church with Bro. Paul Hillis officiating. He was laid to rest in Old Center Cemetery in Central Community of Horatio.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Drew’s Forever Fund at Horatio State Bank.
You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

James L. Jamison
Mr. James Lloyd Jamison, 82, of Foreman. formerly of Gillham passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Texarkana, Tex.
He was born Dec. 2, 1934, in Levelland, Tex. He was an electrical engineer at Ash Grove Cement for 35 years. Mr. Jamison was a Methodist, past president of Tex/Ark Antique Auto Club and MOTAA, and a member of Pate Swap Meet. He was also a United States Air Force Veteran and served during the Korean conflict.
Funeral services for Mr. Jamison will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Robert Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Gillham Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3 at the funeral home in De Queen.
You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.




Nov 1, 2017, 16:46


From Oct. 26 edition

Mrs. Belle Clowdis
Mrs. Shelba Delitha “Belle” Clowdis, 80, of Winthrop died Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Ashdown.
Mrs. Clowdis was born Oct. 31, 1936 in Alleene and was a retired post master at Alleene. She was a member of the Winthrop Baptist Church and the Eastern Star, Chapters Rocky Comfort 371 in Foreman, Jefferson 554 in Ashdown, and the Gillham Chapter.
Funeral services for Mrs. Clowdis were held Oct. 16 at the First Baptist Church in Winthrop with Audie Dawson, Jimmy Dale, and Steve Satterfield officiating. Burial followed in Campground Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Winthrop Baptist Church Summer Camp Fund.
You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

Willie O. Chewning
Willie Olen Chewning, 81, of Foreman died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in Texarkana, Tex.
He was born Oct. 21, 1935 in Hodson, Tex. He was a central control operator for Ash Grove Cement Co., a cattleman and a member of the Winthrop Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Oct. 23 in the Winthrop Baptist Church with Bro. Audie Dawson officiating. Burial followed in Campground Cemetery.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Freddy McDaniel
Freddy Wayne McDaniel, 39, of De Queen died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at his home.
He was born May 12, 1978 in Texarkana, Tex. He was employed at Walmart.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Cody Hardaway
Cody Dewayne Hardaway, 32, of Horatio died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in Little Rock.
He was born July 21, 1985 in Andrews, Tex., to Lloyd and Shannon Hardaway. He was a certified diesel mechanic and worked as a locomotive mechanic.
Funeral services were held Oct. 24 at the First Baptist Church of Horatio. Burial followed in Clear Creek Cemetery.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Bob Hartley
Robert Lowell "Bob" Hartley of Wickes died Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 at his home.
He was born Jan. 27, 1946 to Windfield and Esther Hartley in Millfield, Ohio. He was retired from Tyson Foods - Grannis/Broken Bow Complex, and former school bus driver for the Cossatot River School District. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Funeral services were held Oct. 23 at the Church of the Nazarene in Wickes with Rev. Steve Bradley and Rev. Charles "Buzz" Lassiter officiating. Burial followed in the Baker Cemetery .
You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

Jessie R. Simmons
Jessie R. Simmons, 96, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.
He was born June 1, 1921 to Paul Holbert and Emmer Carter Simmons. He was a member of the Church of Christ, worked for Weyerhaeuser for 32 years and was a World War II Army veteran.
Graveside funeral services with military rites were held Oct. 24 in Burg Cemetery with Robert Peek and Jerry Mounts officiating.
You can register online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Mrs. Mable Roberts
Mrs. Mable Faye Hendricks Roberts, 89, of De Queen died Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at her home.
She was born April 25, 1928 in De Queen. She was a nurse's aide and a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Rosie Halter Hendricks; two sons, Steven Eugene Roberts and Wayne Roberts and one daughter, Elizabeth Louise Mulkey.
Graveside funeral services were held Oct. 26 in the Mt. Ida Cemetery with Rev. Tim Smallwood officiating.
You can leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.



Oct 26, 2017, 10:18


From Oct. 5 edition

Mrs. Inez Smith
Mrs. Inez Parsons Smith, 103, of Umpire died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 in Dierks Health and Rehab.
She was born Dec. 3, 1913 to Samuel W. and Nettie L. Gordon Parsons. She was a farmer, a homemaker and a member of Midway Church of Christ.
Funeral services were held Sept. 30 in Midway Church of Christ with Danny White officiating. Burial followed in Saline Cemetery.
You can leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Esther Benefield
Mrs. Esther Fern Lambeth Benefield, 88, of Mena and a former resident of De Queen died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 in Bear Creek Healthcare in De Queen.
She was born to Wallace R. and Bernice Stewart Lambert on July 10, 1929. She was a member of Beacon Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church and a homemaker.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 in Beacon Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church, De Queen, with Newman Hance officiating.
You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

Leona Grinage
Mrs. Leona Cooper Grinage, 94, of Haworth, Okla., died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 in Retreat at Kenwood in Texarkana, Tex.
She was born Sept. 4, 1923 in Cerro Gordo. She was a homemaker and a life-long member of State Line Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Oct. 4 in State Line Baptist Church in Cerro Gordo. Burial followed in Pauley Cemetery, Winthrop.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to State Line Baptist Church.
You can send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.

Garry C. Turner
Garry Cortez Turner, 65, of Dierks died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 in Nashville.
He was born Oct. 7, 1951 in Holly Grove. He was a logger and a truck driver.
Graveside funeral services were held Oct. 3 in Green's Chapel Cemetery with Charlie Reel officiating.
You can leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Mary Linda Riley
Mary Linda Riley, 75, of King died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.
She was born Sept. 12, 1942 in Lockesburg. She graduated from Texarkana College in 1981 with a degree in nursing.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 5 at Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen with Shane Haarmeyer officiating. Burial will follow at Redmen Cemetery.
You can leave a condolence on line at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.


Oct 5, 2017, 09:48


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