Donald Sammons, 69, of Oil Trough departed this life Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will be in Hindman Cemetery.
Visitation will be 12:00-1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
Irene Ophelia (Gray) Goude
Mrs. Irene Ophelia (Gray) Goude, 92, of Newport, died Friday, November 29, 2013. She was born October 4, 1921 in Dixie, Arkansas, the daughter of Robert and Viola Gray.
Mrs. Goude was a retired waitress, and a member of the First General Baptist Church of Jonesboro. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and gardening.
Mrs. Goude was preceded in death by her son, Nathan Winston Goude; two brothers, Jewel and Raymond Gray; and one sister, Betty Slayton.
She is survived by 2 grandchildren, Nathan Goude and wife Cynthia of Batesville, and Lisa Vera and husband, William of Denver, Colorado; and four great-grandchildren, Savannah, Tyler, Katelynn, and Michael.
Graveside services are 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Pine Log Cemetery with Bro. George Lettenmaier officiating.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.
Karen S. (Durham) Hickmon
Mrs. Karen S. (Durham) Hickmon, 64, of Bradford, Arkansas, departed this life on Thursday, November 28, 2013. She was born June 30, 1949 in Newport, the daughter of Harry Eugene Durham and Betty (Clark) Lovelady.
She was a graduate of Bradford High School, and obtained her RN Degree from Arkansas State University. Mrs. Hickmon worked many years as a Surgical RN in the Columbus, Nebraska, hospital. She was of the Baptist belief, and enjoyed working, flower gardening, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Hickmon, Jr.; and her parents.
Mrs. Hickmon is survived by two sons, Carl Hickmon, III of Bradford, Arkansas and Cody Hickmon of Columbus, Nebraska; one daughter, Denise Noble of Bradford, Arkansas; one brother, Ray Dean Durham and wife Virginia of Bradford; one sister, Audrey Stough and husband Keith of San Antonio, Texas; and five grandchildren, Ashlynn, Garrett, Rosie, Jacklyn, and Pat.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Monday, December 2, 2013, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Myron Kelly Jeffery
Myron Kelly Jeffery, 71, of Newport departed this life Friday, November 22, 2013. He was born December 21, 1941 to Bernard and Essie (Addington) Jeffery in Jacksonport. He was a life and active member of Jacksonport Baptist Church and enjoyed gospel music, fishing, wood working, ancestory and visiting with people.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Sonny, Paul, Skipper Jeffery, sister; Nancy Fehd, sister-in-law, Carol Addington; and brother-in-law, Sidney Gansz.
Survivors daughter; Sharey Poppenhager of Illinois, brother; Gary Addington of Jacksonport, sister; Vera Gansz of Newport, three grandchildren; Chloe, Jimmy and Abigail Poppenhager, nephews; Dennis and Alan Gansz of Newport, Joey and Richard Gansz of Fayetteville, niece; Kim Powers of Florida.
Service 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 25, 2013 at Jacksonport Baptist Church.
Burial in Watson Cemetery.
Visitation 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2013.
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.
Mr. Calvin Pollard, 88, of Bradford, died Friday, November 22, 2013. He was born July 25, 1925 in Bradford, the son of Earl and Daisy (Taylor) Pollard.
He was retired from Burns and Guard, where he had been a security guard. Prior to that, he worked many years at Little Rock Water Works. Mr. Pollard was enjoyed walking, working, and raising a garden.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearlie Lee (Pitts) Pollard; one son, Loyd Grissom; two brothers, Sylvester and Elgin Pollard; and his parents.
Mr. Pollard is survived by two daughters, JoEtta Allen and husband Charles of Bryant and LaVerne Jackson and husband Bob of Bryant; one brother, Norman Pollard and wife Ermagene of Little Rock; a sister-in-law, Barbara Pollard of North Little Rock; three grandchildren, Chuck Allen, Tia Armstrong, and Rebecca Hardesty; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services are 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 25, 2013 at Heard Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home, Sunday, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Perry Turner, Basil Shoptaw, Norman Pollard, Jr., Lavon Pollard, Jimmy Don Pollard, and Danny Birlson. Chuck Allen is honorary pallbearer.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home
Mr. Wade Honey, 45, of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Thursday, November 21, 2013 in Batesville. He was born June 14, 1968 in Newport, the son of L.W. “Butch” and Shirley Ann (Carlton) Honey.
Wade was a graduate of Newport High School, and Arkansas State University. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Middle Level, and Master’s degrees in Educational Theory and Educational Leadership. Wade was Assistant Principal at Newport Elementary School, and a former Jackson County Deputy Sheriff, and Newport Police Officer over 13 years.
Wade enjoyed many things in life, including deer and duck hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and camping. Perhaps his greatest love was working with children. He spent time coaching peewee football, and had a soft, gentle heart. Wade was a great son, brother, and friend, who never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his father, L.W. “Butch” Honey.
Wade is survived by his mother, Shirley Honey of Greenbrier, Arkansas; two brothers, Jeff Honey and wife Jenny of Greenbrier, and Darrin Hutchinson and wife Bo of Newport; two sisters, Tammie Bushong and husband Terry of Greenbrier, and Sandy Honey of Searcy; five nephews, Jared Honey, Stephen Ward, Matt Ward, John Woodard, and Kenny Hutchinson; three nieces, Emily Honey, Breann Buford, and Julie Woodard; and a lifetime of friends.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Darrin Hutchinson, Bubba Hutchinson, John Lewis Hutchinson, Chris Howard, Eddie Watkins, and Danny Hodge. Honorary pallbearers are Newport Elementary School Staff and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Saturday, November 23, 2013, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Graveside services are 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Memory Garden Cemetery in Johnstown with Mr. David Howard officiating.
The family requests memorials be made to the Newport School PTO, Newport, AR, 72112
Jermaile DeMonte Calamese
Mr. Jermaile DeMonte Calamese, 35, of Jonesboro departed this life on Monday, November 18, 2013. He was born July 7, 1978 in Newport, the son of Wanda Calamese-Sally and Larry Calamese.
Jermaile was a factory worker, and enjoyed watching sports, especially the Razorbacks and Red Wolves. He graduated from Newport High School, where he was a member of JROTC and playing football as a Newport Greyhound.
Jermaile accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age and was baptized at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Ira Crite. He later united with Temple 98 Church of the Living God under the leadership of Elder Kennedy Branch.
He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Calamese; his grandmothers, Madie Tidwell and Jewel Calamese; his uncles, Roy Lee Rucker and Sherman Calamese; his aunts, Connie Smith, Willie Mae Clark, Clara Calamese, and Patricia Rucker Calamese; and his great-grandmother, Estelle Calamese.
He leaves to cherish his precious memory, his loving mother and stepfather, Wanda and Robert Sally of Jonesboro, Arkansas; his grandmother, Juanita Rucker of Newport, Arkansas; one son, Tyler Calamese of Newport, Arkansas; two daughters, Jermilya and Persephone Calamese of Newport, Arkansas; four brothers, Eric Rucker and wife Rachael of Fomosos, Japan, Rodney Calamese of Savannah, Georgia, Jermaine Calamese of Texas, and Adam Fields and wife Brandy of Tuckerman, Arkansas; two sisters, Shawnette Rucker of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Alarriah Calamese of Newport, Arkansas; his step brothers and sisters, Robert Sally, Jr., of Newport, Arkansas, David Sally and wife Anita of Memphis, Tennessee, Dewayne Sally and wife Phyllis of Jacksonville, Florida, Barbara Ross and husband Bobby of Newport, Arkansas, and Janice Reese and husband Malcolm of Virginia; his aunts, Mary Williams and husband David of Newport, Arkansas, Debra Rucker of Newport, Arkansas, Barbara Gomillion of St. Louis, Missouri, Lois Marie Calamese of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Sandra Gail Winston of San Diego, California, and Cynthia Jackson and husband Farley of Tuckerman, Arkansas; his uncles, Mark Williams of Nashville, Tennessee, Johnnie Smith of Newport, Arkansas, Luther Rucker and wife Arnetrice of Cotton Plant, Arkansas, Sherman Rucker and wife Sonya of Batesville, Arkansas, Edward Calamese and wife Gladis of Newport, Arkansas, Michael Calamese and wife Patsy of Little Rock, Arkansas; a special friend, Trina Williams; a host of great-aunts and great-uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a lifetime of friends.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Michael Roddy, Jr., Brian Rucker, Vernon Rucker, Ryan Armstrong, David Williams, III, and Deshawn Smith. His uncles, Sherman Rucker, Luther Rucker, and Johnnie Smith and his brothers, Eric Rucker, Rodney Calamese, and Jermaine Calamese are honorary pallbearers.
The family of Jermaile Calamese would like to acknowledge with sincere appreciation and gratitude for the many expressions of sympathy through this most difficult time of bereavement. May God bless and keep you.
Friends may visit at the funeral home Friday evening, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Post Oak Cemetery.
Mary Dimple Noland Venable Daugherty
Mrs. Mary Dimple Noland Venable Daugherty, 86, of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Friday, November 15, 2013. She was born July 2, 1927 in Albany, Kentucky, the daughter of James Clyde and Jessie Rose (Harber) Noland.
Mrs. Daugherty grew up during the depression, although she told that her family was so poor they never knew when it came or when it left. She left home at 16, moving to Indianapolis to work as the caregiver of 5 boys and their invalid grandmother. It was there that she met the love of her life, Roy Venable. She moved from the hills of Kentucky to the flat lands of Southeast Arkansas in 1945 to the life of a sharecroppers wife. She not only adapted, she thrived. On this farm she learned to garden, and for the first time in her life she was afforded all she could eat. The love of food stayed with her until she left us. Mrs. Daugherty always worked, and did “whatever it took” to take care of her family. She was the glue that held everything together. She was proud, generous, and kind.
She had two other passions in her life – travel and shopping. Ask anyone in Newport and they’ll tell you Ms. Dee loved a sale better than anyone they’d ever met. She traveled as often as possible, and could hardly enjoy the trip she was on for planning the next one. She loved spending time at the lake with her family, and playing cards, especially Skipbo.
Of everything she did, her greatest accomplishments were her two children. She treasured her role as MOTHER, and the only other thing that ever came close to that was the role of Grandmother. She was truly a grand lady. She leaves a legacy of unending love and gratitude.
Mrs. Daugherty was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Joe Taylor; three brothers, James Paris Noland, Flavle Glen Nolan, and Billy Rogers Noland; and one sister, Toni Ann Noland.
She is survived by her children, Jim Venable and wife Diana of Conway, Arkansas; and Jackie Taylor of Newport, Arkansas; Carolyn Gray, who was loved as a daughter since she was three years old, and resides in Russellville, Arkansas; two brothers, Clifford Newton Nolan and wife Mary of Gould, Arkansas, and Bobby Dennis Nolan and wife Darlene of Lake Charles, Louisiana; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Noland of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Betty Robinson of Dumas, Arkansas, and Betty Stone of Pearland, Texas; her grandchildren, Conrad Venable and wife Rose of Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, Zachary Venable of Conway, Arkansas, Kaiser Venable Luebke and husband Dustin of Conway, Arkansas, Dr. Daniel LeBlanc of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Joshua Venable and wife Connie of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Blake Henley and wife Kathi of Newport, Arkansas, Jim Taylor and wife Christel of Newport, Arkansas, and Joe Taylor, IV and wife Stanita of Newport, Arkansas; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and a lifetime of friends.
Honorary pallbearers are Jim Taylor, Joe Taylor, Lawrence Henley, David Gray, Delbert Coburn, and Jimmy Heatherly.
Memorial services are 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel.
To light a memorial candle, or sign the guestbook, please visit our website at www.jacksonsfh.com
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.
Rocky L. Brown, Sr
Rocky L. Brown, Sr., 55, of Swifton departed this life on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at his home. He was born July 11, 1958 in Caraway, the son of Vernon and Ruby Brown. Rocky worked at Curtner Lumber Company until his health wouldn’t allow him to work anymore. He enjoyed taking care of farm animals and spending time with his family.
Rocky leaves behind his three sons, Rocky Brown, Jr., Jessie Brown, and Cody Brown all of Swifton; mother, Ruby Brown of Swifton; two sisters, Opal Williams of Tuckerman and Shirley Patricia Bice of Newport; uncle, Glenn Brown of Swifton; and one grandson, Hayden Brown of Newport.
Visitation will be 11:30-1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Dillinger Funeral Home.
Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Dowells Chapel Cemetery