Ernestine Marie Goodwin
Ernestine Marie Goodwin, age 87, of Lewisville, Arkansas went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 after a valiant battle with dementia. She was born June 20, 1920 in Prairie County, Arkansas. Mrs. Goodwin was a homemaker and was preceded in death by: her parents, Ernest and Susie Evans; brother, Billy Gene Evans; daughter, Judy Kitchens; and by her husband of 63 years, Robert Goodwin.
She is survived by: daughter, Bobbie Coker of Lewisville; daughter & son-in-law, Mary Helen and Brice Feasel of Hooks, TX; son-in-law, Steve Kitchens of Lewisville; two brothers, Carl Evans & wife Novel and Everett Evans & wife Willie; eight grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren; special Loved One, Sharron Jamerson of Lewisville; a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 11, 2008 at the Lakeside Cemetery in Stamps with Cindy Whittington officiating under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps.
Lois Faye Ward
Lois Faye Ward, age 79, of Texarkana, Arkansas died Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at Wadley Hospital in Texarkana, Texas. She was born March 12, 1929 in Wells, Texas. Mrs. Ward was an Insurance Agent and was preceded in death by a daughter, Loretta Jane Ward.
She is survived by: her husband of 60 years, Jewell Ward of Texarkana, AR; five brothers and sisters; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Stamps, Arkansas with Rev. Kenneth Stanley officiating and burial in the Wilson Cemetery at Lewisville, Arkansas.
Roger D. Bennett
Roger D. Bennett, age 86, of Hope, Arkansas died Friday, March 7, 2008 at Christus St. Michael Helath System in Texarkana, Texas. He was born June 3, 1921 in Ithaca, New York to Howard Webster and Mary A. Dorn Bennett. He was a graduate of Cornell University with a B.S. in Agriculture. He was a retired poultry farmer, a member of First United Methodist Church of Hope, and a former active member of the Home Extension Service in New York.
His survivors include: his wife of 37 years, Louise Williams Bennett of Hope; two sons, Russel Crane "Russ" Bennett of Lewisville, AR and Dale Webster Bennett of Englewood, CO; one sister, Doris Marie Hill of Anaheim, CA; two grandsons, Paul Bennett & wife Pam of Patmos, AR and Jon Bennett & wife Patty of Lewisville; two great grandsons, Caleb Bennett of Lewisville and Joshua Bennett of Patmos.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 10, 2008 at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home Chapel in Hope with Dr. Tandy Hanson officating.
Alice Marie Sparrow
Alice Marie Sparrow, age 86, of Stamps, Arkansas died Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at the Homestead Manor Nursing Home in Stamps. She was born February 1, 1922 in Columbia County, Arkansas. Mrs. Sparrow was a Methodist, retired from Stamps Public Schools in 1979 after working in the cafeteria for 19 years and also worked as an aide at Homestead Manor Nursing Home for several years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wade Hampton Finley and Sarah Ethel Lindsey Finley and by a sister, Frances Lucille O'Brien.
She is survived by: a son & daughter-in-law, Donald "Mokey" Sparrow & wife Linda of Stamps; three daughters & two sons-in-law, Deanna Goulding of Stamps, Deborah Singletary & husband Joe of Lewisville, AR and Donna Buchanan & husband Jesse of Texarkana; eight grandchildren, Kaylie Kennedy of Gretna, LA, Monica Farrell of Metarie, LA, McRae Sparrow of Stamps, Lindsay Nutt of Lewisville, Joe M. Singletary, IV of Lewisville, A. Casey Singletary of Nashville, TN, and Emily & Jesse Roy Buchanan of Texarkana; nine great grandchildren, Kurtis and Kristopher Kennedy, Justin and Logan Farrell, Katherine Sparrow, Luke Nutt, and Kaylin, Jewel, & Lauryn Singletary; several cousins and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Stamps with Rev. Charles Walthall officiating and burial in Shiloh Lamartine Cemetery at Waldo under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps.
Callie Marie Clements
Mrs. Marie Clements, age 79, of Taylor, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at her home. She was born January 1, 1929 in Antlers, Oklahoma to Burl and Allie Taylor Hollingsworth. Mrs. Clements was a retired bookkeeper, member of the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars and member of the Taylor Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by: her husband, Derrell Clements; one son, Kenneth Randal Foulke of Brookshire, TX; one brother, Jack Hollingsworth of Adair, OK; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and numerous friends.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at the Taylor Chapel with Bro. Jerry Pulliam officiating and burial in the Taylor Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps.
Velma E. Plumley
Mrs. Velma E. Plumley, age 89, of Stamps, Arkansas died March 3, 2008 at the LinRock Health & Rehab Center in Texarkana, Arkansas. She was born October 21, 1918 in Nevada County, Arkansas to Albert and Donie Zoe Clark Blankenship. Mrs. Plumley was a homemaker and retired farmer. She was a Church of Christ member. Mrs. Plumley was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, James E. Plumley; and a brother Bob Blankenship.
She is survived by: one brother, Kenneth Clark of Leander, TX; two sisters, Charlene Beck of Arlington, TX and Pauline Jinn of Mexico; special friend, Debbie Barton; numerous nieces and nephews and friends.
Graveside services were held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at the Falcon Cemetery with Bro. Charles Walthall officiating under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps.
Rebecca Ann Barton
Rebecca Ann Barton, age 60, of Lewisville, Arkansas died Friday, February 29, 2008 in her home. She was born July 29, 1947 in Magnolia, Arkansas. She was a grade school teacher for 34 years for the Lewisville, Stamps and Lafayette County school districts. She was also a member of the United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Romie Arlis Barton.
Survivors include: her mother, Flistean Barton of Lewisville; one brother, Michael Barton of Greenville, TX; one niece, LeTisha Barton of Irving, TX; one nephew, Matthew Barton of Greenville, TX; a number of other relatives and friends and the thousands of children whose lives she touched in her decades of service to her community.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 am on Monday, March 3, 2008 at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Stamps with burial in the Wilson Cemetery in Lewisville under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps.
Margaret Ann LeMay
Margaret Ann LeMay, age 76, of Stamps, Arkansas died Thursday, February 28, 2008 at Medical Park Hospital in Hope, Arkansas. She was born July 20, 1931 in Stamps. Miss LeMay was a member of the Mars Hill Baptist Church and was preceded in death by: her parents, Carl and Pearl LeMay; a brother, Carl G. LeMay; and a sister, Maurice Watkins.
She is survived by: a brother, William D. LeMay of New Boston, TX; sister, Martha LeMay Vickers of Texarkana, RX; a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at Smith Funeral Home in Stamps with Bro. Mike Turner officiating and burial in the Mars Hill Cemetery south of Stamps under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
Betty J. (Ham) Mills
Betty J. (Ham) Mills, age 73, of Lewisville, Arkansas died Tuesday, February 26, 2008. She was born June 30, 1934 in Garland, Arkansas. Her parents, Harvey and Ramie Ham and her brother Harvey Ham Jr. preceded her in death. There was nowhere Betty loved being more than at the front door of Doc's Fish House. She looked forward each week to greeting everyone and getting hugs from her extended Doc's family.
She is survived by: her daughter, Vicki Mills & husband Jerry Pack of Texarkana; two sons, Kim "Doc" Mills of Garland and Mark Mills of Fort Smith; one brother, Eddie W. Ham & wife Jean of Texarkana; sister-in-law, Sarah Ham of Lewisville; grandchildren, April Minor of Little Rock, Jerry, Dustin, and Tyler Mills and their mother Penny Cox of Buckner, Joel and Bradley Mills and their mother Connie Mills of Texarkana and Madison Mills and her mother Ginger Mills of Waldo; and great grandson Maverick of Hope.
Services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at the Texarkana Funeral Home Arkansas Chapel with Rev. Russell Bailey officiating and burial at East Memorial Gardens.