Robby Lynn Martin, 39, of McCrory departed this life Tuesday, October 14, 2014. He was a member of McCrory Assembly of God Church, enjoyed watching Razorback football, Nascar Racing, hunting, camping and fishing.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents; Troy and Katie Martin, maternal grandmother; Eva Lee Allen, and grandfather; John Curbo.
His survivors are his wife; Karen Martin of McCrory, three sons; Stan Moran of Lonoke, Dalton Martin of Benton, and and Peyton Martin of Benton, four daughters; Megan Biram (Johnny) of McCrory, Sunni Lynn Moran of Lonoke, Kayla Biram of McCrory, and Ashlyn Biram of McCrory, father; Lynn Martin of Wynne, stepmother; Lisa Martin of Wynne, mother; Carolyn Allen of Bald Knob, mother; Wanda Martin of McCrory, maternal grandfather; Thomas Allen of Bald Knob, Grandmother; Girtie Curbo, seven brothers; Chad Martin of Mississippi, and Tanner Martin (Tracy) of McCrory. Gary Scarbrough of Wynne, Brian Scarbrough of McCrory, Mark Sanders of Florida, Brad Powers of Wynne, and Cody Sanders of Wynne, one sister; Jessica Powers of Denver, Colorado, two grandchildren; Walynn Smith of McCrory and Lucas Junior of McCrory, several nieces and nephews, and a host of aunts and uncles.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2014 at McCrory Assembly of God Church.
Interment will be in Pumpkin Bend Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Dillinger Funeral Home
Dorothy Elizabeth Wells
Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Wells of Tuckerman departed this life on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Newport, at the age of 93. She was born March 10, 1921, in Lonoke, the daughter of Joe Lesla Brown and Donna Keen Brown.
Miss Dorothy Elizabeth Brown married Mr. Joe Samuel Wells on August 28, 1937. Together they shared just over 50 years of family and friends.
Mrs. Wells was a devoted and beloved member of the Tuckerman Family Worship Center. She also served the Church as a past member of the Pentecostal Church of God Ladies Auxiliary, and a substitute Sunday School Teacher. Mrs. Wells was a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, fishing, reading, gardening, and going to church. Her family was her greatest love; she cherished spending time with her children, grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren. This kind Christian lady will be remembered for her sweet smile, wonderful stories, and loving spirit.
Mrs. Wells was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Joe Samuel Wells on November 30, 1987; two sons Timothy and Tommy Wells; one brother, Orben Wells; three sisters, Velva Green, Lessie Shnkle, and Lela May Brown; one granddaughter, Donna Mae Holladay; one grandson, Billy Joe Huskey; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Tuckerman Family Worship Center with Rev. Joe Lancaster and Rev. Rick Herring officiating.
Grandsons honored to serve, as pallbearers are Christ Brown, Rev. Daniel Midget, Tim Wells, Zach Wells, Joshua Walls, Jessie Bumpous, C. J. Watson, Rev. Joey Holladay, and Rev. Mike Brown.
Memorials may be made to the Tuckerman Family Worship Center, Hwy. 67 E on Webb St., Tuckerman, Arkansas 72473, Newport Pentecostal Church of God, 205 Ray St., Newport, Arkansas 72112, or the charity of your choice
Arrangements by Jackson's Funeral Home.
Clarence “Pete” Cox
Clarence “Pete” Cox, 85, of Imboden departed this life Sunday, October 12, 2014. He was born March 26, 1929 to Homer and Bessie (Woods) Cox. Mr. Cox was a Christian, he had great story telling skills, enjoyed working on clocks, gave all of his grandchildren nick names, loved the outdoors, wood working, fishing, hunting, and was a volunteer Sherrif’s Deputy for Tulare County, California.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; Elsie Headrick and one brother; Hubert Cox.
His survivors are his wife; Nadine (Davis) Cox of Imboden, three daughters; Linda Shryock of Pocahontas, Terri Didway and husband Jim of Visalia, California, and Margie Lowe and husband Bill of Los Banos, California, five granddaughters and seventeen great grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Swifton Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5:30-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Dillinger Funeral Home.
Franklin D. “Sonny” Page
Mr. Franklin D. “Sonny” Page, 75, of Newport died Friday, October 10, 2014. He was born August 18, 1939 at Ingleside, the son of Frank and Daisy Pearl (Beck) Page.
Mr. Page was a self-employed farmer and was of the Baptist belief. His joy in life was fishing, hunting, and trapping. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of forty years, Patsy (Raines) Page; one grandson, Justin Anschultz; four brothers, James Page, David “Buck” Page, Bodie Page, and Malin Page; two sisters, Emma Lois Robinson and Bertha Lou Sullivan; and his parents.
Mr. Page is survived by his son, Keith Page of Beedeville, Arkansas; daughter, Sharon Anschultz, (Homer Don), of Fisher, Arkansas; one brother, Jerry Page, (Janet), of Newport, Arkansas; and three grandchildren, Jennifer Anschultz, Jordan Anschultz, and Mason Page.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Monday, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Funeral services are 3:00 p.m. Monday at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Those honored to serve, as pallbearers are Stan Jackson, Dennis Scoggins, David Abney, Christopher Page, Tim Smith, Lawrence Adams, and Terry Emery. Honorary pallbearers are A.D. Prine and Raymond Malott.
Arrangements by Jackson's Funeral Home.
Margaret Ann Davis Jones
Sister Margaret Ann Davis Jones, age 65, was born March 23, 1949 to Myrtle Davis and Milton Price and raised by Myrtle Davis and the late William Davis of Diaz, Arkansas. Margaret was called home to be with the Lord on October 3, 2014.
Margaret accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of St. Paul AME Church at Tuckerman, Arkansas. She attended the Tuckerman School and graduated from the Swifton High School in 1967.
She was a very avid reader and loved communicating with her family. She was employed at Racine County Courthouse Detention Center and for Society Assets in Racine, WI.
She was preceded in death by her father; William "Bill" Davis, a niece, Erica Davis, two nephews, Terrance Davis and Severin Simpson.
She leaves behind her loving mother; Myrtle Davis of Diaz, Arkansas, three children; Stephanie A. Jones, Kelly M. Jones, of Racine, WI, their father; Bobby Jones of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Deon M. Rogers of Racine, WI, four grandchildren; Shanika N. Anderson, Damion T. Anderson, Dylan C. Gills, and Jermias A. Taylor all of Racine, WI., two great grandchildren; Joshua Wallace and Nivya N. Edwards both of Racine, WI., four sisters; Doris Morris of Searcy, Arkansas, Shirley (Homer) Simpson of Newport, Arkansas, Patricia (Hershel) Alcorn of Newport, Arkansas and Annette (Jerry) Briscoe of Searcy, Arkansas, four brothers; Billy Ray (Marie) Davis and Gary (Kim) Davis both of Sherwood, Arkansas, Marvin (Beate) Davis of Colorado Springs, CO., and Rickey (Angela) Davis of Spokane, WA, a special friend; Marcella Rogers, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and love ones.
Funeral service will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Interment at New Hope Cemetery.
Visitation 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Church.
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.
Martha McCallum Beaumont
Martha McCallum Beaumont, 103, of Memphis, Tenn., a long-time resident of Newport, Ark., died October 7, 2014. She was born June 7, 1911, in Union Church, Miss., the daughter of Samuel Tucker and Lily (Winters) McCallum.
Martha grew up in Lake Village, Ark., where she graduated from high school in 1928. She worked as a secretary until she married Lauren Hunter “Beau” Beaumont May 3, 1931. She lived in Little Rock, Conway and Fort Smith during Mr. Beaumont’s career with International Harvester. They bought a dealership in Newport, Ark., in 1943 named Gregory-Beaumont, which later became McDonald-Beaumont.
She was a homemaker and an active member of the PTA and Chapter R of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, serving as president of both. Martha was extremely creative, an excellent seamstress, and a wonderful cook and hostess. Always well informed, she enjoyed discussing politics and investments. She was also known as a good neighbor and friend.
Martha had a strong faith and loved her church, First United Methodist of Newport, where she had been a member since 1943. Always willing to serve, she was president of the United Methodist Women and a circle chairman. Martha was an inspiration to everyone she met. She always gave her best effort, working hard in her church, community and home.
Martha was preceded in death by her husband Beau on March 28, 1961; two brothers, John and William McCallum; two sisters, Blanche Clem and Nettie Gibson; and a son-in-law, David Williams Sr.
She is survived by her son, Larry Beaumont (Kathy) of Birmingham, Ala.; her daughters, Billie Anne Williams of Memphis, Tenn., and Mary Katherine Williams (Jim) of Fayetteville, Ark., and a brother, Robert McCallum of Fallon, Nev., who came to live with her and Beau following the death of his parents, and with whom they shared a special bond.
Other survivors are eight grandchildren, David Williams Jr. (Lori) of Collierville, Tenn., Anne Dunn (Kevin) of Avondale Estates, Ga., Hunter Beaumont of Denver, Col., Brent Beaumont (Katie) of Savannah, Ga., Ben Beaumont (Claire) of Little Rock, Ark., James Williams of Brooklyn, NY, Louise Pedersen (Andy) of Omaha, Neb., and Martha Williams of Hailey, Ida., and nine great-grandchildren, Ella Grace and Walker Dunn, of Avondale Estates, Ga., Walker and Lauren Beaumont of Savannah, Ga., Makayla Williams of Collierville, Tenn., Lucy and Hank Beaumont of Little Rock, Ark., and Beau and Samuel Pedersen of Omaha, Neb.
The family wishes to thank Ciretha Barton, her devoted caregiver for many years.
Funeral services will be October 16, 2014, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Newport with Rev. Hunter Beaumont and Rev. Brad Elrod officiating. Visitation at the church will be at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers are David Williams Jr., Brent Beaumont, Ben Beaumont, James Williams, Kevin Dunn and Andy Pedersen. Honorary pallbearers are her nephews, Gaston Gibson, Ray Clem, Larry Clem, Phil Clem, John McCallum, Ray McCallum, Bill McCallum and Chuck McCallum. Other honorary pallbearers are John Purdy, Phil McDonald, Marvin Thaxton, Craig Wood, Kaneaster Hodges Jr. and Jim Williams.
To leave a condolence, light a memorial candle, or view the online guestbook, please visit our website at www.jacksonsfh.com.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 3rd and Laurel Street, Newport, Ark., 72112; Billingsley Memorial Library, 213 Walnut Street, Newport, Ark. 72112; or Second Presbyterian Church Caring Dept., 4055 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tenn. 38111
Arrangements by Jackson's Funeral Home.
Chester L. Redd, Sr
Chester L. Redd, Sr., 84 of Bradford departed this life Sunday, October 5, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his wife; Joyce Redd on October 3, 2014, daughter; Patricia Redd Russell, and parents; Bill and Ina (Bromfield) Redd.
His survivors are sons; Chester L. Redd, Jr. of Griffithville, and Gary Redd of Bradford, sister; Anna Herron of Indiana, grandchildren; Tommy Russell of Bradford, and Aaron Redd of Little Rock, and one great grandchild; Jordan Hurst of Bradford.
A private service was held Monday , October 6, 2014 at Carter Cemetery.
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.
Joyce Elaine Redd
Joyce Elaine Redd, 81, of Bradford departed this life Friday, October 3, 2014.
She was preceded in death by daughter; Patricia Russell, parents, brothers; Elmo, Jr., Charles, Marvin and Alton, and sister; Evelyn.
Her survivors are her husband; Chester Redd, Sr. of Bradford, sons; Chester Redd, Jr., of Griffithville, and Gary Redd of Bradford, brothers; James Moran, Ronnie Moran, and Gary Moran all of Texas, sister; Alma Jean Edwards-Williams of Texas, grandchildren; Tommy Russell of Bradford, Aaron Redd of Little Rock, and one great grandchild; Jordan Hurst of Bradford.
A private service was held Monday, October 6, 2014 at Carter Cemetery.
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.
Tom Allison (T.A.) Brown
Tom Allison (T.A.) Brown, 79, of Tuckerman, Arkansas passed away Sunday, October 5. 2014 surrounded by his loving family. T.A. was born August 25, 1935 to Tom and Nola (Henderson) Brown in the Dunn Community east of town. He married Ollie Baker August 17, 1957 at the Tuckerman United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, Ollie, of 57 years, TA is survived by a son, Max Brown and wife Debbie of Tuckerman and a daughter, Cindy Johnson and husband, Phil, of Knoxville, Tennessee; four grandchildren Katie and Sarah Johnson and Justin and Garrett Brown; sister- and brother-in-law, Dale and Ethel Baughn of Tuckerman; four nephews, Richard and Stephen Baughn and Tommy and Billie Shannon; and one niece, Janelle Foster. Also surviving are several Henderson cousins - Joe and Pat Pennington, Jimmy and Dottie Pennington, Scott and Cathy Henderson, Barbara and Bob Watson, Elizabeth and Jerry Young, Debra and Strad Wills Kathy Martin and husband; and his dear aunt, Anga Henderson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Karene Shannon of Corpus Christi, Texas.
T.A. grew up in Tuckerman, Arkansas and graduated from Swifton High School in 1952 Upon graduating from the University of Arkansas in Science and Agricultural Education in 1956 he taught high school science for 30 years in Tuckerman, Newport, McCroy Bald Knob and Piedmont, Missouri. He loved farming, and during many of the years that he taught school, he had an entomology service and scouted cotton. He enjoyed camping and traveling and took trips to Washington D.C., the Grand Canyon, and Mexico with family, and also took busloads of his students on field trips to Florida, the Grand Canyon and Arkansas State Parks. After he retired from 30 years of teaching, he enjoyed a second career in farming hundreds of acres of rice, wheat and soybeans. He was one of the main Founders of the Trails To Tuckerman Historical Society.
He was a member of the Holden Avenue Church of Christ in Newport. He leaves behind a godly legacy to his family and will be missed by all.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 at Jackson’s Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held at the Jackson Funeral Home Chapel Friday at 2:00 p.m. with interment following in Gracelawn Cemetery
Memorials may be made to the Holden Church Of Christ or Trails To Tuckerman Historical Society.
Connie Sue (Sandefur) Glisson
Ms. Connie Sue (Sandefur) Glisson, 61, of Newport, departed this life on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at her home. She was born May 5, 1953 in Batesville, the daughter of L.C. and Lillian (Dugger) Sandefur.
Ms. Glisson was a homemaker, and enjoyed crossword puzzles, flower gardening, and dancing on Friday nights. She was an avid reader.
Ms. Glisson was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by two daughters, Sheila Lewallen of Batesville and Misty Duckworth of Jonesboro; two brothers, Jerry Sandefur of Charlotte and Ricky Sandefur of Moorefield; two sisters, Debbie Anderson and Darlene Everette, both of Newport; and two grandchildren, Addyson and Ashton Duckworth.
The Glisson family will be holding a memorial visitation Thursday, October 9, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sulphur Rock Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Jackson's Funeral Home.
Steven Keith Burris
Steven Keith Burris, 57, of Jacksonport departed this life Friday, October 3, 2014. He was born August 20, 1957, to Leonard and Mary (Lovell) Burris in Newport, Arkansas.
He was an avid fisherman, hunter, Razorback fan and family man. He retired from the CR Fortune & White River Beverage Companies. He enjoyed being outside and delivering beer to his customers.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, his sister, Margaret (Sis) (Burris) Gravette Scudder, paternal grandparents, Clem Burris and Claudia (Moore) Burris and maternal grandparents, Charles and Myrtle (Fortune) Lovell.
He is survived by his son Steven Shane Burris (Heather) of Folkston GA & his mother Carolyn Flowers Tucker, by his daughters Whitney (Burris) Walker of Newport, & Rachel Burris of Jonesboro & their mother Pam (Bradley) Burris,
and by Mary (Holt) Burris and her children; Jimmy Phillips, Jeff Phillips, Cindy (Phillips) Brownfield, and Jennifer (Phillips) Blevins, by his brother; Richard Burris of Judsonia, & his sisters Sueanne (Burris) Pigg of North Little Rock & Kim (Gravette) Ruddell of Thida, AR, & by his grandchildren, Dylan, Brady, and Steven Layton Burris of Folkston, GA, Mercedes and Ollie Walker of Newport,
Jace and Naomi of Jonesboro, Kelsey, Kasey, Trey, Felicia, Jordan, Scott, and Baylee Phillips, Bryanna, Haley, and Caleb Brownfield, Adrian & Linsey Blevins. Numerous nieces and nephews that loved him very much.
Visitation will be at Dillinger Funeral Home in Newport, AR on Monday night October 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Funeral will be at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel on October 7, at 10 am. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Newport.
Mr. Gayland Gardner, 81, of Tuckerman died Friday, October 3, 2014 at Jonesboro. He was born February 16, 1933 in Swifton, the son of Thurman and Roena (Taylor) Gardner.
Mr. Gardner was a retired farmer and owned Farmer’s Equipment in Tuckerman for fifteen years. He attended Missionary Baptist Church and was a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Mr. Gardner was preceded in death by his parents; three brother, Kern Gardner, Conway Gardner and Taylor Gardner and four sisters, Ruth Kilgore, Faye Hudgtens, Beautohn Wilson and Beaulah Carlson.
He is survived by one son, Kenny Gardner of Greenwood, Mississippi; two daughters, Lisa Latting and husband Greg of Tuckerman and Kristy Metzger of Tuckerman and four grandchildren, Andy Latting, Hayden Metzger, Grace Metzger and John Metzger.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bubba Reese officiating. Interment will be in Gardner Cemetery in Strawberry. Visitation will be Sunday 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Mike Jones, Jesse Simmons, Max Felts, Jim Fuller, Chris Nagel and Kenny Bowen. Honorary pallbearers will be Sonny Hutchinson, Darrell Hutchinson, Darrell Campbell, Floyd Campbell, Sonny Campbell and Brian Runsick.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home
Bobby Joe Peters
Bobby Joe Peters, 73, of Newport departed this life Thursday, October 2, 2014. He was born October 21, 1940 to George M. and Anna (Holcomb) Peters. He was a member of Jacksonport Baptist Church, enjoyed restoring old cars, watching TV, and Nascar racing.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson; Robert Daniel Peters.
His survivors are his wife; Florence Henderson Peters of Newport, two sons; Kevin Peters of West Memphis, and Keith Peters and wife Debbie of Desoto, Missouri, two step-sons; Charles Bolden and wife Susan of Strawberry and Paul Friar and wife Amy of Sherwood, one brother; Don Peters of Grubbs, one sister; Carolyn P. Kell of Swifton, seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Fisher Cemetery.
Officiating will be Bro. Bill Chambers and State Representative Mike Holcomb.
Visitation will be 11:00-1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Fisher Cemetery.
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.
Andrew Paul Mross
Mr. Andrew Paul Mross, 29, of Paragould, formerly of Viola, died Wednesday, October 1, 2014. He was born December 27, 1984 at Jonesboro, Arkansas, the son of Jerry Mross and Tracy (Johnson) Lamb.
Mr. Mross was a graduate of Viola High School, and was a welder for American Rail Car. He was a Jehovah’s Witness, he loved watching all football but especially the Arkansas Razorbacks, he loved video games and most of all he cherished spending time with his family and friends who he loved dearly.
Mr. Mross was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Albert Lee Mross.
Mr. Mross is survived by his father, Jerry Mross, and fiancé, Kim Burnett, of Cherry Valley, Arkansas; his mother, Tracy Lamb and husband, Muril, of Viola, Arkansas; paternal grandparents Bruce and Joann Howell of Hernando, Mississippi; maternal grandparents Sandra Ratliff of Salem, Arkansas and Boyce and Susan Johnson of Tuckerman, Arkansas; one brother, Nathan Lamb of Viola, Arkansas; one sister, Sarah (Mross) Sexton and husband, A.J., of Salem, Arkansas; three step brothers, Ron Lamb, Jim Lamb, and Craig Lamb of Wynne, Arkansas; one step sister, Lisa Fecho of Wynne, Arkansas; and one nephew, Trenton Sexton.
Memorial services are 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Gary Still will be officiating the service. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home, Saturday morning, 9:00 a.m. until service time. Memorials can be made to: God’s New Life, M.B.T.C. P.O. Box 166, Marked Tree, AR 72365.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.
Doris Banta, 99, of Bradford departed this life Monday, September 29, 2014. She was born June 23, 1915 and adopted by John W. and Mildred (Parker) Osborn. Mrs. Banta was an active member of Bradford United Methodist Church, Jackson County Extension Homemakers Club, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidery, and cooking. She loved to read, feed the birds, and keep up with all the family accomplishments.
She was preceded in death by her first husband; Al Falwell, second husband; George Banta, and parents.
Her survivors are one son; Mike Falwell of Bald Knob, one daughter; Sandra Malott and husband Wayne of Bradford, five grandchildren; Kimberly Malott, Eric Malott (Sharon), Stephanie Falwell, Kristie Meachum (Todd), and John Falwell (Colbie), seven great grandchildren, James Townsend (Amber), Jessica Harmon (John), Tristan Falwell, Tanner Meachum, Easton Meachum, Isla Falwell, and Sawyer Falwell, and three great great grandchildren; Cooper Allgood, Drew Townsend, and Jonathan Harmon.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Bradford United Methodist Church.
Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Dillinger Funeral Home.
Officiating will be Bill Mills.
Pallbearers will be Eric Malott, John Falwell, James Townsend, Todd Meachum, John Harmon, and Tristan Falwell.
Honorary pallbearer will be Tanner Meachum
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.
Marsha Mitts Davis Freeman
Mrs. Marsha Mitts Davis Freeman, 65, of Swifton departed this life on Friday, September 26, 2014. She was born August 2, 1949 at Swifton, the daughter of Howard Wesley and Ida Mae (Lewellyn) Mitts.
Mrs. Freeman was a retired Southwestern Bell operator and Information systems technician. She enjoyed making flower arrangements and jewelry. Marsha loved to talk and laugh, and have a good time with her friends and family. She met many people over the computer, and made lasting friendships.
Mrs. Freeman was a member of the Swifton Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her son, Greg Davis; two sisters, Jewel Scoggin and Ollie Ellen Templeton; two brothers-in-law, Benny Templeton and Gene Layton; and her parents.
Mrs. Freeman is survived by her husband of 2 years, Tim Freeman of the home; two sisters, Wanda Layton of Tuckerman, and Paula Long and husband Tom of Newport; nieces and nephews, Judy McAllister, Tom Layton, Patrick Long, Kevin Long, Joyce Cantrell, and Loretta Wilkerson; several great-nieces and nephews; and a lifetime of friends.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Sunday, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Monday at Swifton Church of Christ with interment following in Swifton Cemetery.
Arrangements by Jackson's Funeral Home
Helen Pauline Carpenter
Ms. Helen Pauline Carpenter, 67, of Newport, Arkansas died Friday, September 26, 2014 at Jonesboro. She was born October 29, 1946 at Batesville the daughter of Kenneth and Vina Mae (Grigsby) Carpenter.
Ms. Carpenter was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Carpenter.
She retired from TWH Enterprises after thirty-one years and was of the Baptist belief. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, eating, gossiping, a great storyteller, taking care of her pets and adored her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.
Ms. Carpenter is survived by three daughters, Penny Sitzer and husband Eddie of Weiner, Stacie Sullivan and husband Stacey of Tuckerman and Kristie Haigwood and husband Shawn of Southside; her mother, Vina Mae Carpenter; one brother, Eddie Carpenter and wife Debbie of Newport; two sisters, Linda Owen of Fort Payne, AL and Diane George and husband Gary of Newport; eight grandchildren, Stephen McCullar and wife Crystal, Courtney Smith, Autumn Bennett and husband Bryce, Jordan Sullivan, Colt Sitzer, Sonny Sullivan, Hayden Haigwood and Riley Haigwood and six great grandchildren, Faith McCullar, Addison McCullar, Bellamy Bennett, Jameson Bennett, Cambrin Weaver and Shelby Sitzer.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Roger Tidwell officiating. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Sitzer, Stacey Sullivan, Shawn Haigwood, Stephen McCullar, Hayden Haigwood and Sonny Sullivan.
Billy R. Cockrill
Mr. Billy R. Cockrill, of Tuckerman, Arkansas, departed this life on Thursday, September 25, 2014 in his home at the age of 90. He was born August 19, 1924 in Sage, Arkansas, the son of James Wilkes and Lena Gertrude (Gray) Cockrill.
Mr. Cockrill was a United States Army veteran, serving in World War II. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Cockrill volunteered with the Tuckerman Fire Department over 20 years, taking time to help many local residents in their time of need. He worked 38 years for the local Kroger store as produce manager, until his retirement.
Mr. Cockrill was a tireless, devoted member of the Tuckerman First Baptist Church. He helped guide many young member’s and children on the right path, and always offered words of encouragement.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, Douglas “Penn” Cockrill, Woodrow Cockrill, Johnny Cockrill, Remmel Cockrill, Guy Cockrill, and Robert Cockrill; three sisters, Nellie C. Barnwell, Maxine Johnston, and Mary Ruth Rush; and his parents.
Mr. Cockrill is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sue (Varble) Nave Cockrill of the home; four sons, Billy H. Cockrill of Russellville, Arkansas, Stephen P. Cockrill of Cumming, Georgia, Brian K. Cockrill of Bella Vista, Arkansas, and Leland Nave of Calico Rock, Arkansas; one daughter, Janet Nix of Brownfield, Texas; 10 grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and a lifetime of friends.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Monday, September 29, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Tuckerman First Baptist Church, Interment, along with Military Honors and Masonic Rites, will follow in Gracelawn Cemetery.
Those honored to be pallbearers are Billy H. Cockrill, Stephen Cockrill, Brian Cockrill, Leland Nave, Gary Nix, and Bob Bailey. Honorary pallbearers are Tuckerman Men’s Sunday School Members, Kroger Employees, past and present, Sam Nave, James Nix, Monte Cockrill, Glenn Hill, Eddie Green, Gus Graham, Doug Cockrill, Aaron Cockrill, Bobby and Betty Cockrill, Rick Johnston, Todd Cockrill, and all Masonic Lodge Members.
Mr. Cockrill requested memorials be made to Cedar Glade Baptist Encampment, 22 Lawrence 1671, Lot 3, Imboden, AR 72434, First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 268, Tuckerman, AR 72473, or The Gideons.