Elmore Burns, age 70, of Lewisville, Arkansas died Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at his residence. He was born March 13, 1935 in Lewisville. Mr. Burns was a retired SWEPCO Line Supervisor and a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Andra Burns.
He is survived by: his son, Wade Burns of Austin, TX; daughter, Brenda Dudley of Texarkana, TX; three brothers & sisters-in-law, Delmore & Toni Burns of Hope, AR, Milburn & Ann Burns of Lewisville and Wilburn & Sarah Burns of Stamps, AR; sister & brother-in-law, Neladine & Harold Freeman of Hope; three grandchildren, Garrett and Madison Dudley of Texarkana and Savannah Burns of Austin, TX; numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 24, 2005 at The Central Cemetery on Highway 29 North near Hope with Harold Freeman officiating under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps.
William T. "Bill" Horn
William T. "Bill" Horn, 88, of Waldo, Arkansas passed away Thursday, April 14, 2005 at Magnolia City Hospital. He was born December 10, 1916 in Taylor, Arkansas to the late Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Horn. He served in the US Air Force during World War II, was an operator for McKamie Gas Co., and attended the First Baptist Church in Waldo. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Sedell King Horn.
Survivors are: one son, Terry Horn and wife Marsha of Rockwall, TX; one daughter, Sharon Smith and husband Steven of Magnolia, AR; two brothers, Dana Horn of Riverside, CA and Bill "Sonny" Horn of El Dorado, AR; one sister, Gwen Havens of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren, Jill Griffin, Tonia Sprayberry, Corey Horn, Stacia Huffman, Brian Edington, Lesley Scott and Ashley Horn; great grandchildren, Tyler and Taylor Sprayberry, Shaley Betts, Courtnie Huffman, Haley Huffman, Landon and Savannah Horn.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on sunday, April 17, 2005 at First Baptist Church in Waldo with Bro. Daniel Williams officiating and burial in Waldo Cemetery.
Estelle Lookadoo Butler
Estelle Lookadoo Butler, age 91, of Carmel, Indiana died Wednesday, April 13, 2005 in Carmel, IN. She was born July 5, 1913 in Amity, Arkansas to James I. and Martha Cates Lookadoo. Mrs. Butler was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lewisville, Arkansas and was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lee Butler.
She is survived by: a daughter, Beth Van Tassel of Carmel; sister, Marion Lookadoo Howell of Pamona, CA; granddaughter, Carrie Van Tassel of Carmel.
Graveside services were held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at Wilson Cemetery in Lewisville under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps.
Billy Warren Formby
Billy Warren Formby passed away on April 12, 2005 from a heart attack at the age of 70. He was born on April 19, 1934 to Narval and Thelma Formby in Patmos, Arkansas, who preceded him in death.
Bill graduated from Lewisville High School and the University of Houston with a degree in petroleum engineering. He served in the US Army from 1954 to 1958 and was stationed, among other places, in Heidelberg, Germany, where his eldest daughter was born.
Bill is survived by: his children, Suzanne and Mark Marshall of Austin, TX, Stacey and Steve Taggart of Dallas, TX and Steve Formby of San Marcos, TX; his grandchildren, Chris, Drew, Zoe, and Lily; two brothers, Travis Joe Formby and Theo Formby; other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Burial took place in Patmos, Arkansas at Mount Nebo Cemetery at 10:00 am on Friday, April 15, and a memorial service was held at 3:00 pm at the Radar Funeral Home in Longview, TX.
Jimmy E. Pierce
Jimmy E. Pierce, age 70, of Crown Point, Indiana formerly of Lansing, Illinois died Sunday, April 10, 2005. He was born June 18, 1934 in Stamps, Arkansas.
Mr. Pierce enjoyed singing country music, playing his guitar and golfing. His favorite past-time was watching his grandchildren participate in all of their sports activities. He was president and sole owner of Pierce Builders for 46 years building garages in Chicagoland from 1959 to present.
He is survived by: his wife of 52 years, June M. Pierce of Crown Point; three children, Eddy W. & Amy Pierce of Crown Point, Theresa & Richard Bernal of Park City, UT, and Danny & Tracie Pierce of Crown Point; two brothers, Herschel & Marsha Pierce of Dallas, TX and Jerry & Vickie Pierce of Emory, TX; eight grandchildren, one great grandson, a host of many dear relatives and close friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 16, 2005 at the Falcon Church of Christ in Falcon, Arkansas with burial in the Falcon Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps.
Laura Elizabeth Powell
Laura Elizabeth Powell, age 91, of Lewisville, Arkansas died Sunday, April 10, 2005 at Medical Park Hospital in Hope. She was born September 19, 1913 in Hempstead County, Arkansas. Mrs. Powell was preceded in death by: her husband, Charlie Powell; two daughters, Pearlene Stultz and Nita Jo Moore; and by a son, Charles Powell.
She is survived by: two sons, Billy H. Powell of Lewisville and Royce Powell of Doddridge, AR; one daughter, Mary Ward of Atlanta, TX; two brothers, Thomas Aaron of Genoa, AR and Jimmy Aaron of Bastrop, LA; one sister, Billie Pritchett of Nash, TX; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Stamps with the Rev. Don Tedford officiating and burial in Mt. Nebo Cemetery at Patmos under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps.
Roy Gene Strange
Roy Gene Strange, age 69, of Buckner, Arkansas died Saturday, April 9, 2005 at Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana, Texas. He was born March 20, 1936 in Petit Jean. Mr. Strange was a laborer employed by Falcon Products. He was a member of South Side Baptist Church in Hope, AR.
Survivors include: wife, Erma Strange of Buckner; two sons, Roy William Strange of Hope, AR and Malcom Wayne Strange of Prescott, AR; one daughter & son-in-law, Evelyn & Rodney Gray of Fouke, AR; three step-sons, Bill Strange of Marion, AR, Jimmy Strange of Stamps, AR and Charles Strange of Buckner; two step-daughters & sons-in-law, Glenda & Terry Collum of Buckner and Susan & Mark Cochran of Genoa, AR; one brother, James Strange of Dover, AR; one sister, Minnie Regard of Gulfport, MS; one sister-in-law, Sue Strange of Gretna, LA; 10 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Stamps with John Bryant officiating and burial in the Sardis Cemetery north of Stamps under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps.
Melvin Preston Hamilton
Melvin Preston Hamilton, age 78, of Ft. Towson, Oklahoma died Saturday, April 9, 2005 at St. Michael's Hospital in Texarkana, Texas. He was born May 27, 1926 in McKamie, Arkansas. Mr. Hamilton was a farmer.
Survivors include: two sons & daughters-in-law, Mike & Pam Hamilton of Texarkana, TX, John & Pam Hamilton of Sarepta, LA; one daughter & son-in-law, Janet & Jerry Jones of Texarkana; one brother, Billy Ray Hamilton of Bodcaw, AR; two sisters, Ruth Montgomery of Idabel, OK and Molly Phillips of Stamps, AR; 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and a host of nieces & nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Stamps with burial in the Sardis Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Stamps.
Larry Cheatham, age 60, of Stamps, Arkansas died Monday, April 4, 2005 at his residence. He was born June 2, 1944 in Stamps. Mr. Cheatham was self employed and was known for his love of 1957 Chevrolets and his racing experience. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Cheatham and his uncle, Edwin Goodwin.
He is survived by: his wife of thirty-seven years, Kaye Cheatham of Stamps; son & daughter-in-law, Allen and Arica Cheatham of Stamps; mother, Lucille Strange of Bossier City, LA; brother & sister-in-law, Ronnie Joe & Mary Cheatham of Bossier City, LA; special aunt, Lorene Goodwin of Stamps; grandson, Dustin McMurrough of Stamps; granddaughter, Ashley Lauren Cheatham of Stamps; uncle, Harold Cheatham of Stamps; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Henry & Debbie Salmon, Gary & Maye Delaney, Netta Holloway, all of Stephens, AR; mother-in-law, Kella Salmon of Stephens; special niece & nephew, Richard and Marie Williamson of Stephens; other loving nieces & nephews, relatives & a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 7, 2005 at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Stamps with the Rev. Johnny Hicks officiating and burial in Liberty Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps.