David Sherman

David Sherman, 87, of Newport departed this life Wednesday, April 15, 2015. He was born August 2, 1927 to Ernest Lyle and Nettie (Goldsmith) Sherman. Mr. Sherman was a member of Newport Pentecostal Church of God, retired manager from the Newport Water Company, past Sunday School Superintendant of Newport Pentecostal Church of God, past treasurer of Kiwanis Club, WWII Army Veteran and served in Korea. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, mechanics and loved his church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorine Sherman; one son, David Sherman, Jr.; parents; three brothers, Jonas Sherman, Burton Sherman, and Roy Sherman, and two sisters, Mary Ferrell and Naomi Olsen.
His survivors are two sons, Buddy Sherman, Sr., and wife Becky of Batesville, and Buddy Sherman, Jr., of Newport; one daughter, Brenda Brady and husband David of Newark; two sisters, Nellie Quade of Maryland, and Pearl Flemming of Maryland; seven grandchildren, Rachele Jeanbaptist, Shane Comer, Robin Wages, Andrew Sherman, Matthew Sherman, David Brady, Jr., and Amanda Weings, and twelve great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2015 at Newport Pentecostal Church of God.
Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015.
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.

Linda Snyder

Linda Snyder, 66, of Amagon departed this life Wednesday, April 15, 2015. She was born August 31, 1948 to Wilmer and Ethel (Lamb) Bray. She was of the Pentecostal belief and enjoyed watching TV, shopping, and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Her survivors are her husband, Carlton Snyder of Amagon; one son, Rodney Snyder of Orlando, FL; two daughters, Penny Brassart and husband Scott of Orlando, FL, and Jamie Phillips of Orlando, FL; three brothers, Donald Bray of Wynne, Sonny Bray of Parkin, and Barry Bray of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren, Brittany Phillips, Hailee Snyder, Dalton Phillips, Julia Brassart, Braylynn Ogburn, and Audrey Snyder, and one great granddaughter, Ava Hayden.

A private burial will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.

Gladys Evans

Gladys Evans, 75, of Lonoke departed this life Wednesday, April 15, 2015. She was born March 15, 1940 to Elmer and Pearle (Arnold) Ball. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Lonoke, enjoyed gardening, yard sales, cooking, and spending time with grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, A.L. Helms; parents; and two brothers, Elmer Ball and Johnny Ball.
Her survivors are three sons, Albert Helms and wife Lois of Lonoke, Rocky Helms of Lonoke, and Mitchell Evans of Lonoke; two daughters, Mary Steen of Lonoke and Tina Sutterfield and husband Keith of Lonoke; two brothers, Dean Ball of Newport, and Ray Ball and wife Rebecca of Newport; two sisters, Mary Helms of Newport, and Frances Myers and husband Rick of Sheridan; twelve grandchildren, Josh Sutterfield, Jeremy Sutterfield, Rawden Sutterfield, Michelle Cole, Charles Ray Patterson, Kevin Helms, Kim Helms, Felicia Landon, Destiny Evans, Hunter Evans , Fisher Evans and Albert Helms; and eighteen great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Maple Springs Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Martha “Marty” Ray (Shipley) Ragan

Mrs. Martha “Marty” Ray (Shipley) Ragan, 78, of Collierville, Tennessee died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House. She was born in Tuckerman, Arkansas, the daughter of Buster and Ruby (Ray) Shipley.
Marty worked in insurance most of her life, retiring from McDonnell Insurance in Memphis. She enjoyed Tiger basketball, fishing, and spending time with her family. Marty always had a smile on her face, and would do anything for her friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Ragan; her parents; two brothers, William Henry and Gene Edward Shipley; and one sister, Ima Lee Sharp.
Marty is survived by her daughter, Donna Schmidt and husband, Ray of Collierville, Tennessee; one brother, Fred Shipley and wife, Betty of Tuckerman, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews; and a lifetime of friends.
Visitation is 12:30 Saturday, April 18, with services following at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be in Cheshier Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Applegrove Assisted Living and Baptist Reynolds Hospice House for the special care they gave.
Memorials may be made to Baptist Reynolds Hospice House, 1520 West Poplar, Collierville, TN 38017; or the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.
To light a memorial candle, or leave a condolence, please visit www.jacksonsfh.com
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.


James Howard Jones

James Howard Jones, 52, of Tuckerman departed this life Sunday, April 12, 2015. He was born April 29, 1962 to James Oliver and Carolina (Vela) Jones. He was of the Baptist belief and enjoyed fishing, wrestling, and farm animals.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
His survivors are the mother of his children, Loretta Murphy; three daughters, Selina Kraft and husband Matt of Cherry Valley, Heather Jones of Tuckerman, and Brittany Jones of Newport; father, James Oliver Jones; one brother, John Paul Jones of Paragould; two sisters, Janie Birdsong and husband Tommy of Newport, Carolyn Palamo of TX; and five grandchildren, Andrea Griggs, Jayton Jones, Billy Bob Holt, Jr., Ayden Griggs, and Corbyn Kraft.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Watson Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Lynn Thomas Stewart

Mr. Lynn Thomas Stewart of Tupelo, Arkansas, formerly of Conway, departed this life on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the age of 78. He was born September 24, 1936, in Cotton Plant, Arkansas.
Lynn attended 1st thru 11th grades at Cotton Plant. He was recruited by Searcy High School his Senior year to play football, basketball, baseball, and run track. Lynn was a star athlete, holding the Arkansas State High Jump record for over 50 years. He was a 1954 graduate of Searcy High School. Following graduation, Lynn attended Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway where he graduated in 1958, with a Bachelors degree in Education. He taught and coached at Searcy High School for 4 years.
As well as being a stellar athlete, Lynn was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting duck, quail, and pheasant. He also enjoyed playing golf.
Lynn began working in the petroleum industry in 1962 and continued to work in this industry for the remainder of his life. Over the last 3 years, he served as President of Greenway Oil and Gas. Throughout his working years, Lynn met many people, and developed long lasting friendships dating back to the 1960’s. He was a Christian. Lynn was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Cotton Plant. During his adult life, he worshipped at the First Presbyterian Churches in Wynne and Conway and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newport.
Mr. Lynn Thomas Stewart will always be remembered as a true Southern gentleman. He was kind and gracious in spirit, a good man, who treated all people the same. Lynn will be sorely missed by many, but none more than his wife, children, and grandchildren who were his priority. He was their greatest fan.
Lynn was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Joan (Satterfield) Stewart and his parents, Ella Mae (Ramer) Collard and Sonny Collard.
He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Mary K. (Carrothers) Hardin-Stewart of the home; one son, Marshall Stewart and wife, Chris, of Wynne; one daughter, Jan Clark of Conway; grandchildren, Stewart Clark of Little Rock, Morgan Clark of Conway, Maddison Stewart, Carson Stewart, and Roy Like, all of Wynne; step-grandchildren, Hannah Hardin Simpson and husband, Andy, of Tupelo, Joseph Jack Hardin and wife, Jordan, of Tupelo, Matthew M. Hardin and wife, Sarah, of Diaz, and William Coy Hardin of Diaz; their mother, Susan Shelton Morrison and husband, Randy, of Diaz; one step-son, Millard Hardin and wife, Christy, of Tupelo. Also surviving are two step-great grandchildren, Lana Simpson and Noah Jack Hardin; and a lifetime of friends.
Graveside services are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Cotton Plant Cemetery with Rev. William Christopher Cooper of the First United Methodist Church in Little Rock officiating.
Honorary pallbearers are James Billings, Bob Howard, Bern Pruitt, Robert Bassham, Rick Sweeney, and Stan Ferguson.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dierksen Hospice for the compassionate care shown to Lynn and our family during this time.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718 or online at donate.cancer.org or the American Heart Association, 10900-B Stonelake Boulevard, Suite 320, Austin, TX 78759 or online at donate.heart.org.
Arrangements by Jackson's Funeral Home.



Lewis Henry Harris, Sr. (L.H.)

Lewis Henry Harris, Sr. (L.H.), 81, of Newport departed this life Wednesday, April 8, 2015. He was a member of Calhoun Street Church of Christ and he enjoyed fishing, cooking and gardening.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ophelia Harris; two grandchildren, mother, Eddie Lee Carrol; four brothers, Leroy Smith, Dale Nelson, Johnson Nelson, and Henry Lee Smith; one sister, Princella Hart; and two brother-in laws.
His survivors are eight sons, Lewis Henry Harris, Jr., of Batesville, Phillip (Susan) Harris of San Antonio, Texas, Willie (Brandy) Harris of Diaz, Jimmy (Roxana) Harris of Batesville, Roger Harris of Batesville, Jeff Harris of Diaz, Alvin (Ruth Ann) Thomas of Searcy, and Ira Foster of Missouri; five daughters, Linda Harris of Diaz, Shirley (Ricky) Steward of Diaz, Barbara (Nate) Hanson of Illinois, Marjorie Harris of Newport, and Linda (Mike) Ike of Tulsa, Oklahoma, two brothers, LeAndra Carroll of Gary, Indiana, and Joe Bell (Nancy) of Peoria, Illinois; one sister-in-law, Nettie Arnold of Jonesboro, forty two grandchildren; and twenty four great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Holden Avenue Church of Christ.
Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015.

Roy Oneal Proffitt

Mr. Roy Oneal Proffitt, of Tuckerman, Arkansas, departed this life on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the age of 87. He was born April 4, 1928 in Jackson County, the son of John and Dexter (Polston) Proffitt.
Mr. Proffitt retired from Revere Copper and Brass after more than 30 years of service. He was an active member of the Central Baptist Church of Newport, where he was also a Deacon. Mr. Proffitt was a true outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, hunting, and looking for arrowheads. He was also an avid baseball fan, and especially enjoyed watching the Cardinals and Braves play.
Mr. Proffitt was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Gussie Nadine (Brock) Proffitt; two brothers, Johnny and Narvel Proffitt; a grandson, Rickey Proffitt, Jr., and his parents.
He is survived by two sons, Steven Proffitt of Jonesboro, and Rickey Proffitt of Tuckerman; one daughter, Sheila Crabb and husband Jim of Conway; one brother, Zola Proffitt of Sumner, Washington; fifteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit at the funeral home, Friday, April 10, 2015 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church with interment in Gracelawn Cemetery.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Jeremy Crabb, Timothy Proffitt, Dustin Proffitt, Brian Proffitt, Michael Proffitt, and Robert Emery. Honorary pallbearers are Joshua Proffitt and Jonathon Riddle.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.

Cleveland Chambliss

Cleveland Chambliss, 84, of Thida departed this life Monday, April 6, 2015. He was born August 6, 1930 to Henry Enos and Essie Lois (Barnwell) Chambliss. He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, canoeing, fishing, hunting, playing baseball, and horses.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; and one sister.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marilou Aubill Chambliss of Thida; three daughters, Terri Chambliss of Monroe, Louisiana, Penny Ann Chambliss of Rosie, and Wenona Mae Edely of Cord Charlotte; one sister, Peggy Delois Bumpous of Thida; and six grandchildren, Clint, Casey, Aaron, Eva, Jessi, and Keenan.

Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Brown’s Cemetery.
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.

Emma Jean Cameron

Emma Jean Cameron, 73, of Newport departed this life Saturday, April 4, 2015. She was born June 2, 1941 to Judge and Ova (Hancock) Pierce. She enjoyed puzzle books, watching game show network, westerns and yard sales.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leamon Cameron; her parents; one brother, L.C. Pierce; and one sister, Christine Killingsworth.
Her survivors are one son, James Cameron of Newport; three daughters, Donna Barnes and husband Charles of Newport, Debbie Harmon of Clarksville, and Sylvia Cameron of London, Arkansas; one sister, Juanita Helms and husband Harold of Newport; nine grandchildren, Conswella, Amanda, Nikki, Kelly, Shawn, Stephanie, Sylvia, J.J., and Helene, seventeen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Joseph Edward Harris

Mr. Joseph Edward Harris of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the age of 90. He was born October 23, 1924 in Lockesburg, Arkansas, the son of Henry Edward and Lettie Ellen Harris.
Joe Harris was a United States Navy veteran, serving in the medical corps in World War II and Korea. He met Miss Helen Brown in Norman, Oklahoma, where they were both stationed. They were married while still in the Navy in March, 1946. That same year, they moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas to complete their educations on the G.I. Bill.
Mr. Harris became a certified life underwriter and insurance agent for Farm Bureau. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Newport, where he served as a deacon, and sang in the choir.
He was active in his community, holding membership in the Lions Club, and using his love of gardening to keep flower beds for the City Beautiful Commission. Mr. Harris was a music lover, playing the piano by ear, and enjoyed golf and fishing. He was an avid Newport Greyhounds fan, and also rooted for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Brown) Harris, one sister, Edwardine Smart, and his parents.
He is survived by one son, Daniel Edward Harris and wife, Zara, of Fayetteville, Arkansas; one daughter, Ruth Ann Mulvany and husband, Kenneth, of Memphis, Tennessee; four grandsons, Jeff Dunkel, Brian Dunkel, Luke Harris, and Peter Harris; and a lifetime of friends.

Memorial services will be held at 12:00 Noon, Friday, April 10, 2015, at the First Baptist Church with Bro. Marvin Reynolds officiating. A fellowship luncheon will follow services. A private family interment will be held later that afternoon.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are his grandsons, Jeff, Brian, Luke, and Peter. Honorary pallbearers are Ken Mulvany, Jimmy Tumey, and John Michael Brown.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church, Youth Program, 217 Main Street, Newport, AR 72112 or the Lions Club, 2809 Melody Lane, Newport, AR 72112.
The family of Mr. Harris appreciates the love, support, and friendship of the Jackson County Community, and extends a special thanks to his health caregivers.
Arrangements by Jackson's Funeral Home.

Marianne (Penix) Denton

Mrs. Marianne (Penix) Denton, of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the age of 81. She was born April 11, 1933 in Newport, Arkansas, the only child of William Eugene and Grace (Hall) Penix.
Mrs. Denton was a 1951 graduate of Newport High School, a Cottey College Graduate, and later attended University of Arkansas. She married Mr. James G. Denton, Jr., in January, 1956, and they spent 33 years together until his death in 1990.
She was a Newport High School History teacher, later becoming a fulltime homemaker. Mrs. Denton was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and a member of PEO, Chapter R. She was a member of the Newport Service League, participating in the Newport Follies, and a member of the Garden Club. She had a love of life, and was known for her elegance, and her love of entertaining.
She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-three years, James G. Denton, Jr; and her parents.
Mrs. Denton is survived by one daughter, Mary Grace Denton and husband, Peter Maloff, of Basking Ridge, New Jersey; and a lifetime of friends.
The family will hold private services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jackson County Humane Society, P.O. Box 154, Newport, AR 72112.
To light a memorial candle, leave a condolence, or view the guestbook,
Arrangements by Jackson's Funeral Home.

Baby Moody

Baby Moody of Tuckerman, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in Newport.
Preceding Baby Moody in death are maternal grandparents, James and Terry O’Banion; maternal great-grandmother, Ruby Williams; and paternal great-grandfather, Mallie Moody.
Surviving are the parents, J.R. and Kristie (O’Banion) Moody of Tuckerman; two brothers, Patrick and Matthew Moody; paternal grandparents, James, Sr., and Glenda Moody of Tuckerman, and Pat Moody of Tuckerman; paternal great-grandmother, Alice Moody; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Graveside services are 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Gracelawn Cemetery
Arrangements by Jackson's Funeral Home.

Connie Jean Brown

Connie Jean Brown, 67, of Newport departed this life Monday, March 30, 2015. She was born December 26, 1947 to Conway and Mildred (Redd) Pyle. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, enjoyed yard sales, antiques, reading, gardening and house flowers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H.A. Brown; her father, Conway Pyle; one grandson, Will Brown; one sister, Mary Ann Willard; and one brother, Edward Conway Pyle.
Her survivors are one son, Ronnie Brown and wife Becky of Newport; one daughter, Lisa Bonds and husband Earl of Clinton; her mother, Mildred Pyle of Newport; one brother, Lynn Pyle of Searcy; one sister, Brenda Beach of Newport; four grandchildren, Amanda Holt and husband Charles, II of Newport, Jeremy Morris (Charles Soper) of Clinton, Miranda Brown of Newport, and Cody Morris of Clinton, and one great grandchild, Charlie Holt, III of Newport.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Cheshier Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5:30-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Robert W. Newell

Mr. Robert W. Newell of Newport died on Friday, March 27, 2015, at the age of 84. He was born September 6, 1930 in Little Rock, the only child of Paul D. Newell and Mildred (Wilmans) Newell.

Mr. Newell was a 1948 graduate of Newport High School. Following high school he pursued his education at the University of Arkansas and his interest in professional baseball simultaneously. He played in the minor leagues in the Detroit Tigers organization and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and served twice as Consul. Mr. Newell remained active as an alumnus of the Sigma Chi brotherhood throughout his life.

Mr. Newell married Bettye Claire Burt of Batesville in August of 1952. Together, they raised 3 children and were blessed with 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

After completing his education at the University of Arkansas, Mr. Newell returned home to Newport and began working with his grandfather and uncles at R.D. Wilmans and Sons in Diaz. He worked there until 1963, when he and Mr. Albert H. Miller established Miller-Newell Engineers of Newport & Jonesboro. He worked as a Professional Engineer (certified 1964) for the next 34 years until his retirement in 1997.

Mr. Newell was actively involved in his community as a businessman and civic leader. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Newport.He was a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. He was a member of the Newport Country Club, serving twice as President. He served on the Board of the Jackson County Learning Center, the Newport Special School District Board of Education, the Jackson County Republican Committee, the Republican Presidential Task Force, Diaz City Council, Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation Committee and was appointed to the Arkansas Soil and Water Conservation Commission by Governor Mike Huckabee in 1999. He was also a member of the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission.

Mr. Newell was in the United States Army Reserves and he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1990.

Mr. Newell was a devoted and lifelong member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newport. He served in the church choir, was a lay reader and served on the Vestry as Senior Warden.

Mr. Newell loved life and lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and he was an avid fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks and St. Louis Cardinals. He will be fondly remembered by his community as a man of service who gave more than he took.

Family was always at the center of Mr. Newell’s life, his greatest love and highest priority. He loved time spent with his family and especially enjoyed the many travels he made with his wife, Bettye. This fine man will be forever remembered for his servant heart, his quick wit, and his genuine devotion to those he loved.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul D. Newell, his mother, Mildred (Wilmans) Page, and his step-father Perryman Page.

Mr. Newell is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bettye (Burt) Newell of the home; two sons, C. Burt Newell and wife, Linda, of Hot Springs, and Robert W. Newell, Jr. of Little Rock; one daughter, Beth Drake and husband, Michael, of Little Rock; eight grandchildren: Claire Bittle and husband, Bo, of Fayetteville, Daniel Bearden of Fayetteville, Millie Wheeler and husband, Daniel, of Conway, Drew Newell of Menlo Park, California, Georgia Newell of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Elizabeth Newell of Nashville, Tennessee, Cassie Exum and Dallas Exum of Hot Springs; five great-grandchildren: Will Bittle, Robert Newell Bittle, and John Frank Bittle of Fayetteville; Lauren Wheeler and Alexis Wheeler of Conway, and host of family and friends.

Friends may visit at Jackson's Funeral Home, Monday, March 30, 2015, 5:00-7:00 p.m. A service celebrating the life of Mr. Newell will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dr. Dan McKee officiating. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the Parish House of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 301 Hazel Street, Newport, Arkansas 72112 or the charity of your choice.


Kendell Allan Shields

Kendell Allan Shields, 74, of Tuckerman departed this life March 25, 2015. He was born April 14, 1940 to Rether and Colleene (Cobb) Shields. Mr. Shields was a member of Tuckerman Methodist Church and enjoyed wood working, fishing and his dog, Trudy Mae.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rether Shields; and one brother, Terry Shields.
His survivors are wife, Helen Shields; five sons, Phillip Shields of Oregon, Tommy Shields of California, Joey Shields of California, Michael Young of California, and Paul Gates of Tuckerman; six daughters, Carol Allen of California, Shelly Shields of California, Angel Shields of California, Candie Valenzuela of Swifton, Renea Dees of California, and Crystal Gates of Tuckerman; one brother, Robin Shields (Dee) of Southside; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Sandy Lee Ballard

Sandy Lee Ballard, 58, of Sulphur Rock departed this life Saturday, March 21, 2015. He was born January 9, 1957 to G.W. (Bill) and Christine (Barber) Ballard.
Sandy loved going to church and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mitzie Baker; and two brothers, Bud Ballard and Billy Ballard.
He is survived by one son, Daniel Ballard of Batesville; one step daughter, Desiree Patterson of Sulphur Rock; one sister, Ginger Carroll of Thida; one sister-in-law, Claudia Ballard of Oil Trough; three aunts and uncles; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends; and his caregivers, Kenny Cook and Kathy Birley of Sulphur Rock.
Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 at Maple Springs Cemetery.
Arrangements by Dillinger  Funeral Home.

Jimmy D. Lindsey

Jimmy D. Lindsey, 81, of Newport departed this life Friday March 20, in Little Rock.
Mr. Lindsey was a member of the Glenn St. Church of Christ, he loved being with family, doing yard work, and was an Air Force Veteran.
Mr. Lindsey was preceded in death by his parents, A.C and Polly Zuber Lindsey and one sister, Jean Kirk.
He is survived by his wife, of 33 years, Donna Lindsey of Newport, son; Rickey and wife Kathy Camp of Greenbrier, two daughters; Regina and husband Bill Limbert of Tuckerman, Sonja and husband Mark Skelton of Batesville, niece; Dorthy Jean and husband Sidney Bailey of Illinois, two great nieces; Lindsey Finholt , Leslee Bailey both of Illinois, eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday at Dillinger Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be Monday 10 A.M. at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Newark.

Buck Wagner

Buck Wagner, 82, of Grubbs departed this life Monday, March 16, 2015. He was born July 18, 1932 to Amos Abraham and Callie (Cooper) Wagner and was of the Christian belief. Buck enjoyed fishing, picking up pecans and gardening.
He was preceded in death by his wife; Carol Jean Hutchinson Wagner; his parents, and two sisters; Virginia Doyle and Bernice Davis.
His survivors are two sons; Bobby Wagner and wife Kim of Newport, and Randy Wagner and wife Stacy of Grubbs, one brother; Dewitt Wagner and wife Gail of Leesville, Louisiana, six grandchildren; Bobby Wagner, II, Callie Wagner, Josh Parker, Joanie Johnson, Kaylee Wagner, and Will Wagner, and ten great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Dillinger Funeral Home.
A private Memorial service will be held at a later date.

C. R. Howard

Mr. C. R. Howard went to be with the Lord on March 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. He was 75 years old. He was born January 22, 1940 in Amagon, Arkansas, the son of Elzie M. and Clara (Bible) Howard.
Mr. Howard was a United States Army veteran, serving during the Korean and Vietnam War as a helicopter mechanic. He was a member of the VFW over 45 years, and had served one year as District 5 Commander, followed by 3 years as Senior Vice Commander of District 5. Mr. Howard served as Commander for the Disabled American Veteran’s Chapter 34 for over 10 years. He was Commander of VFW Post 4683 for seven years, was all-state commander during the 2010-2011 year, and was currently Quarter Master. During the 2014-15 year he was the National Aide-De-Camp of the VFW. He also served as Vice-President of the Jackson and Independence Water Association.
Mr. Howard worked as a cattle rancher and mechanic, and loved working with his miniature ponies, hunting, and fishing. He was a loving husband, and a great dad and Poppie.
Mr. Howard was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; his first wife, Nadine Howard; and one son, David Howard.
He is survived by his wife, Rachel Howard of the home; one son, Russel Howard and wife, Ashley, of Bradford; one daughter, Teresa Brooke, and husband, David, of Bradford; his brothers, Alfred Howard and wife, June, and Shelley Howard and wife, Barbara; his grandchildren, Crystal Osborn and husband, Wesley, Nathan Edwards and wife, Laura, and Calvin Howard, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Hailey Osborn, Hannah Osborn, Tanner Edwards, Tyler Edwards, Austin Edwards, Saige Evans, and CJ Evans; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Friends may visit at the funeral home, Monday, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in Oakland Hill Cemetery.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Calvin Russel Howard, Sr., Calvin Russel Howard, Jr., Todd Howard, Wesley Osborn, David Brooke, and Nathan Edwards.
Honorary pallbearers are Fred Beard, Oscar Hayden, Chris McDonald, and Johnny V.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.




















































































































































































































































































































































  















































































































































































































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