Mr. Mack Emery, 53, of Tuckerman, died Monday, November 17, 2014. He was born May 26, 1961 in Newport, the son of Alvin “Sox” Emery, Sr., and Joye (Chism) Emery.
Mack was a 1979 graduate of Tuckerman High School. Following high school, he joined the United States Army National Guard, where he served until 1986. Mack enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching TV. He was a people person, with a wonderful sense of humor, and enjoyed talking and visiting. He loved to help people in any way he could. If he could not help you, he would find someone who could. He worked many years for Glenn’s TV as a technician, and in maintenance at Lindley Healthcare. He was a member of the Tuckerman Free Will Baptist Church.
Mr. Emery was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by three sons, Peyton Emery of Tuckerman, Matthew Emery of Russellville, and Patrick Emery of Jonesboro; three brothers, Roy Emery of Beebe, Tim Emery of Tuckerman, and Jamie Emery of Grubbs; six sisters, Margaret Brumley of Newport, Judy Browning of Searcy, Wendy Harbison of Tuckerman, Cindi Lowe of Tuckerman, Kim Reed of Searcy, and Anita Proffitt of New York; and many friends.
Friends may visit at the funeral home Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel, with interment in Dowell’s Chapel Cemetery.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Chris Brumley, Rhett Lowe, Brett Lowe, Michael Brumley, Ryan Emery, and Adam Reed. Trey Emery will serve as an honorary pallbearer.
Jimmie Watson Carlew
Ms. Jimmie Watson Carlew departed this life on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Cla-Clif Nursing Home in Brinkley, at the age of 86. She was born January 8, 1928, the daughter of Bob and Connie (Brock) Watson.
Jimmie grew up in the Hickory Grove Community. After high school, she enrolled in nursing school and graduated first in her class. She started her nursing career at Gray's Hospital in Newport. She retired from Harris hospital in Newport after 30 plus years of service, many of which were spent helping deliver babies and care for new mothers. She had a strong sense of family and spent her free time caring for her family.
Jimmie was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Connie (Brock) Watson; two sisters, Betty Anne Watson and Jane Watson; two brothers, Bowie Watson and Roger Watson.
She is survived by her daughter, Betty Anne Carlew Clifton and husband Buddy of Tumbling Shoals, AR; two brothers, Brock Watson of Joplin, MO and Bobby Watson of Orlando, FL; two sisters, Barbara Regan of Tulsa, OK and Jo Peeples of Houston, TX; three grandchildren, Trey Clifton and wife Lana of Fort Worth, TX, Amy Bell and husband Trey of Harrison, AR, and Lori Anne Joshlin of Cabot, AR; five great grandchildren, Jessica and Mason Clifton, Clifton Bell, Will and Emily Joshlin.
Friends may visit at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with Brock Watson officiating. Interment will follow in Cheshier Cemetery.
Mitchell Love, Sr
Mr. Mitchell Love, Sr., of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Friday, November 14, 2014. He was born February 9, 1938 at Cash, the son of Luther and Carrie (Swanson) Love.
Mr. Love worked many years helping local men raise and train race horses. He also farmed and was a sawmill worker. Mr. Love was a member of the Church of Christ. He enjoyed cooking, fishing, and hunting squirrel and rabbit, and was a traveling man. Mr. love especially loved sitting on the porch, visiting with children, grandchildren, family and friends.
Mr. Love was preceded in death by his wife, Corean (Tucker) Love; two sons, David Love and an infant son; two brothers, Luther Love and Henry Love; one sister, Mildred Bumpers; grandchildren, Darion Lee Ross, and two infants; and his parents.
He is survived by four sons, Earl Tucker of Newport, Tommy Joe Love and wife Patricia of Searcy, Deon Love of Swifton, Mitchell Love, Jr. of Swifton; eight daughters, Helen B. Tucker of Swifton, Maeiris Love Allen and husband Gary of Newport, Kayrene Love Morse and husband David of Jacksonville, Tracy L. Love of Swifton, Mary Lynn Love of Tuckerman, Paula Love Odom and husband Michael of Jacksonville, Sally Ann of Little Rock, and Linda Kay Dicus of Marianna; one brother, Edgar Robinson of Newport; one sister, France Love Dean and husband, Noble of McCrory; several grandchildren; and a lifetime of friends.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Thursday, November, 20, 2014 noon-service. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Shoffner.
Jerry Don Masters
Mr. Jerry Don Masters, 58, of Bradford, departed this life Saturday, November 8, 2014 at UAMS in Little Rock. He was born September 23, 1956 in Newport, the son of Kenneth and Genola (Reed) Masters. Mr. Masters was a member of Possum Grape Church of Christ and enjoyed farming, raising cows and hogs, singing, cooking, canning, and spending time with his family.
His parents, along with one sister, Jerri Cook and brother-in-law, Donnie Russell preceded him in death.
Mr. Masters leaves behind three brothers, Oneal Masters and wife Connie of Henderson, Nevada, twin brother, Terry Von Masters and wife Deborah of Bradford, and Gary Dewane Masters and wife Linda of Bell, Florida; three sisters, Jean Adams and husband Bill of Jacksonville, Faye Moore and husband Charles of Searcy, and Mary Etta Russell of Judsonia; sidekick, Devon Mac of Bradford; and very special friends, Terry Newnum and Deborah Russell of Judsonia.
Funeral Services will be 10:00 Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Possum Grape Church of Christ with interment in Coffeyville Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:00 Tuesday at the church
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.
Dovie Jane Dyer
Dovie Jane Dyer, 66, of Newport departed this life on Sunday, November 09, 2014 at White County Medical Center in Searcy. She was born April 24, 1948 in White County, the daughter of Ed and Myrtle (Bailey) Walton. Mrs. Dyer attended the Jesus is Lord Family Worship Center in Jacksonport. She enjoyed playing softball, reading her Bible, going fishing, and most of all spending time with her grandkids, which was her life.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Mrs. Dyer leaves behind her husband, Ronnie Dyer; one son, Ronnie Dyer and wife Robbie of Bald Knob; one daughter, Laurie Sindle and husband Nickie of Beebe; two brothers, Kenneth Walton of Ohio and Joe Walton of Kentucky; one sister Murla Link of Ohio; four grandchildren, Connor Poff of Bald Knob, Alyssa Sindle of Beebe, Cody Dyer of Bald Knob and Caleb Sindle of Beebe.
Funeral Services will be 10:00 Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Jesus is Lord Family Worship Center in Jacksonport with burial in Watson Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.
Remona (Webb) Harvey
Mrs. Remona (Webb) Harvey, of Swifton, Arkansas, departed this world on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the age of 79. She was born October 20, 1935 in Swifton, Arkansas, the daughter of Henry Franklin and Ollie (Sullivan) Webb.
Remona had worked as a salesperson at Sears and the Colony Shop until her retirement. Remona lived a very quiet country life, where she took care of her husband and raised her 3 sons. She was very proud of her three boys and their families. Remona was well known by her friends as a good card player and thrower. She was a well loved member of the Swifton community and will be missed. She was a member of the Swifton Church of Christ.
Mrs. Harvey was preceded in death by her husband of forty-four years, Thomas Carroll Harvey; three brother, Billy Webb, Ewell Webb, and Pete Webb; one sister, Christina Gibbs; and her parents.
She is survived by three sons, Rickey Harvey and wife Shellie of Tampa, Florida, Tommy Harvey and wife, Patsy, of Swifton, and Marty Harvey and wife, Marsha, of Swifton; one brother, Harold Webb and wife, Pauline, of Swifton; one sister, Carolyn Wheeler and husband, Bill, of Marion; 9 grandchildren, Brian Harvey, Robert Harvey, Dawn Burns, Alisa Hackett, Frankie Harvey, Brenda Harvey, Remona Beth Sanders, Marty Harvey, Jr., and Quinn Freeborg; fifteen great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and a lifetime of friends.
Friends may visit at the funeral home Monday, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Swifton Church of Christ with Mr. Bill Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow in Swifton Cemetery.
Those honored to be serve as pallbearers are Brian Harvey, Robert Harvey, Frank Harvey, Marty Harvey, Jr., Rick Hackett, Ryan Sanders, Trevor Harvey, and Barrett Burns.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.
Virginia Welch Parker
Virginia Welch Parker, 86, of Batesville departed this life on November 8, 2014 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born on October 27, 1928 in Grubbs, the daughter of Patrick Jeffrey Welch and Ethel Carolyn Welch. Mrs. Parker was a member of Ballews Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and loved to sew, embroidery, drawing, and going fishing.
Her husband, Everett Ramsey, Sr., her parents, four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Mrs. Parker leaves behind three sons, Everett Ramsey, Jr. and wife Mieko of Michigan, Jeffery Ramsey and wife Carla of Batesville, and Rodney Ramsey and wife Beatrice of Batesville; three daughters, Gloria Ivy of Oklahoma, Vicki Willson (Ray Boyd) of Newport, and Tammy Hatton of Batesville, eighteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren, four great – great grandchildren’ and three special nieces, Jimmie Lou Wells of Davidson, Michigan, Sarah Boyd of Jonesboro, and Ann McCoy of Grubbs.
Funeral services will be 2:00 Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Ballews Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with interment in Ballews Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday, November 10, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.
Infant Parker Olivia Willett
Infant Parker Olivia Willett of Jonesboro departed this life Tuesday, November 4, 2014. She was born October 13, 2014 to Kyle Michael Willett and Laporshia Dunham.
Parker was preceded in death by her great grandparents; John and Ressie Moreland, great great grandmother; Hazel Osbourne, great great grandfather; Sam Wells, uncles; Milton Wells and Cledus “Skeet” Moreland, aunt; Fannie Wilkerson, and great aunt; Erma Moreland.
She is survived by her parents, two sisters; Kaziah Pruitt of Jonesboro, and Kylee Willett of Jonesboro, grandfather; Billy Moreland of Newport, grandmother; Cathy Dunham of Newport, great grandfather; Willard Dunham of Newport, and great grandmother; Polly Dunham of Newport, grandmother; Teresa Thomas of New York, great great grandmothers; Flora Thomas and Climitee Wells both of Hayti, Missouri, and uncles; Jaeden Moreland and Maddox Moreland.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 10, 2014 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the funeral home.
Angela Marie Losey Fry
Angela Marie Losey Fry, 61, of Swifton departed this life Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at her home. She was born June 21, 1953 to Joseph Henry Losey and Norma Jean Brumley Carter and raised by her grandparents; Taff and Thelma Brumley.
Angela was a member of Tuckerman Family worship Center, she was a caregiver to numerous people and worked at Newport Hospital, and White River Area Agency on Ageing.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
Survived by friends and family, special caregivers; Terry and Rhonda Holland and Ann Arter, her dogs; Masie and Punkin.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 7, 2014 at Tuckerman Family Worship Center.
Interment will be in Arnold Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2014.
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.
Infant Kaden Austin Newberry
Infant Kaden Austin Newberry, died Monday, November 3, 2014.
He is survived by his father; Bradley Newberry of Newport and mother; Jayla Land of Conway, grandparents; Joey Land (Nicole) of Greenbriar, Jessica Kelly of Conway, Rick Yandell of Newport, and Michelle Newberry of Newport, aunts and uncles; Christopher Newberry of Newport, Haley Simmons of Swifton, Easton Kelly of Conway, Logan Land, Joseph Land, Dezarae Land all of Greenbriar, great grandparents and several cousins.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 7, 2014 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery.
Lucretia Kiara Gist
Lucretia Kiara Gist, 22, of Newport departed this life Sunday, November 2, 2014. She was a member of Calhoun Street Church of Christ, liked to play jokes, she was a very creative writer, loved her cell phone and her bird Pookey Lips, and was well loved by everyone.
She was preceded in death by her father; Tommy Gist, Sr., brother; Archie Ray Gist and nephew; Jordan Jamison.
Lucretia is survived by mother; Linetta Gist, four brothers; Tommy Lee Gist, Jr. (Ann) of Newport, Marvin Gist of North Little Rock, Donald Ray Gist of Jonesboro, and Michael Thomas of Batesville, four sisters; Jennetta Griffin (Joe) of Jonesboro, Joyce Talbert (Stanley) of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Tomeka Thomas of Newport, and Letitia Campbell of Memphis, Tennessee, special friend; Dawnya Dicus of Newport, nieces and nephews; Nyree, Shantell, Renard, Aneisa, Mario, Ketta, DejAsia, Shalina, Shanita, Krystal, Sondra, Tyrone, Tiffany, Nastassia, Lajericka, Rhianna, Randa, Michael, Triniti, Arkel, and Kasen.
Funeral service will be 12:00 p.m. Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Holden Avenue Church of Christ.
Interment will be at New Hope Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, November 7, 2014 at Dillinger Funeral Home.
Ray Edward Skelton
Mr. Ray Edward Skelton of Diaz departed this life, Saturday, November 1, 2014, in Jonesboro, at the age of 74. He was born November 18, 1939, in Hazen, the son of Ralph Lonzo Skelton and Grace Bell (Lawman) Skelton.
Ray grew up in Stuttgart and graduated from Stuttgart High School in 1957. Following high school, he attended college for one year, after which he followed the career path that led him to become a Master Electrician. Ray worked for Acme Electric in Stuttgart for several years until he opened Skelton Electric in Newport in 1977. While running one of the most respected electrical firms in Arkansas, Ray also worked as a founding member of the White River Apprenticeship Training Committee at UACCB.
He enjoyed many things about the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and being on the water, and raising cattle and horses. Ray loved hunting deer, duck, elk, trout fishing, especially when sharing the time with his sons. He enjoyed traveling; his favorite places were Colorado and the Beach. In his later years, Ray began raising cattle and horses and farming hay. This last summer he cut 300 bales himself. He enjoyed grilling outside his specialty was ribs.
Ray Edward Skelton married Miss Beverly Brownd on January 23, 1976; together they shared thirty-eight years, five children, twelve grandchildren, and a large extended group of family and many friends. Ray enjoyed many things about his life, but he loved nothing more than time spent with his family. He was a “family man” in the truest sense of the word. Ray liked going on country rides with his wife and treasured most time spent in the company of his family.
He was member of the Holden Avenue Church of Christ in Newport.
Ray’s parents, Ralph Lonzo Skelton and Grace Bell Lawman Skelton, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Brownd Skelton; three sons, Mark Allen Skelton and wife, Sonja, of Batesville, Jason Edward Skelton and wife, Sandy, of Batesville, and Scott Brownd Skelton and wife, Marian, of Cabot; two daughters, Michelle Skelton Wommack and husband, Brad, of Nixa, Missouri and Seana Calhoun, and husband, Dennis, of Abilene, Texas; twelve grandchildren, Emma Skelton, Eli Skelton, Mackenzie Skelton, Sissy Skelton, Avarie Skelton, Ellie Jo Skelton, Wyatt Skelton, Bradley Wommack, Madison Wommack, Hunter Calhoun, Tye Calhoun, and Cody Calhoun; one brother, Jimmy Dwight Skelton and wife Charlene, of Senatobia, Mississippi; and his parent’s in law, John and Matilda Rogers Brownd of Newport.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Holden Avenue Church of Christ in Newport with Mr. Glen Knabe, Mr. Ryan Wilson, and Mr. Gary Ball officiating. Interment will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Mark Murphy, Fred Lindsey, Joey Lassiter, Joe Pratt, Jeff Pratt, and Justin Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Miki Barnes and the Past and Present Employees of Skelton Electric.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.
Mr. Troy Mount, 67, of Tuckerman departed this life Friday, October 31, 2014.
He was born in Tuckerman Arkansas on July 3, 1947 to Charles Leroy and Avvie Belle Dean Mount.
He enjoyed watching westerns, gardening, Cardinal baseball, fishing, duck hunting, reading, and being surrounded by his loving family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister; Wren Mount Evans, six brothers; Jimmy Mount, Robert Mount, Bennie Mount, Darrell Mount, Rickey (Bunny) Mount, & Tommy Mount.
Troy is survived by four sons; Tristin Mount (Sherry) of Newport, Dustin Mount of Tuckerman, Dillon Mount of Tuckerman, David Swibaker (Pamela) of North Carolina, two daughters; Rhonda Heflin (Gary) of Tuckerman & Monica Lowe (Eugene) of Tuckerman, one brother; Bill Mount (Mildred) of Bradford, ten grandchildren; Kelly Z. Heflin, Hayden Lowe, Keaton Lowe, Caleb Swibaker,Hayden Swibaker, Aubrey Lou Swibaker, Mackenzie Swibaker, Dillon Lowe, Gabby Lowe, & Miranda Lowe.
Visitation will be 6pm to 8pm Friday, November 7th at the Funeral home.
Internment service will be held privately on a later date.
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hazel Hoyt, 88, of Cushman departed this life Friday, October 31, 2014.
She was born in Jackson County on April 2, 1926 to Jim and Grace (McBride) Davis.
She enjoyed quilting, sewing, hunting, fishing and was a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband; Myrle Hoyt, parents, three brothers and three sisters.
Hazel is survived by one son; Billy Hoyt and wife Linda of Cushman, two grandchildren; Tammy Hinson and Briana Hoyt of Cushman, three great grandchildren; Cyndahl Hoyt, Jehrek Travis and Danaa Hoyt all of Cushman; five great great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and other loved ones.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 3, 2014 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Coffeyville Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2 p.m. till 4p.m. Sunday, November 2, at the Funeral home.
Anna Irene (Hagar) Ponder
Mrs. Anna Irene (Hagar) Ponder, 85, of Newport, departed this life on Thursday, October 30, 2014. She was born December 6, 1928, in Newport, the daughter of Claude and Nettie S. (Coble) Hagar.
Mrs. Ponder was a homemaker, and a member of the Airbase Church of Christ. She enjoyed reading her Bible, and loved going to church. Mrs. Ponder enjoyed working in her yard, especially with her flowers, and singing. Her greatest joy in life were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Ponder was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Donald Ponder, Sr.; two sons, Tim Ponder and Gary Ponder; one grandson, Alan Carter; one brother, Lee Dane Hagar; one sister, Alma Holt; and her parents
She is survived by one son, Don Ponder and wife, Cathy, of Newport; one daughter, Pat Walker of Newport; one sister, Lorene Wilson of Newport; three grandchildren, Diana McGee and husband, Dale, Crystal Daniels and husband, Eric, and Katrina Ponder; four great-grandchildren, Brooke McGee, Bryson Schulz, Madison Daniels, and Aubrey Daniels.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Sunday afternoon, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Monday at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend a specialthanks to the caring staff of Dierkson Hospice, White River Agency on Aging, Harris Hospital Home Health Staff, and her caregiver, Felicia Peel.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home
Lerona E. Green
Lerona E. Green, 77, of Newport departed this life Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at her home. She was born December 21, 1936 to Lewis and Ora Farley Richmond. Mrs. Green enjoyed working in the yard and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Her survivors are one son; Bradley Hall of California, and a special friend; Frank Darby of Newport.
There will be no funeral service.
Robert Parker Molleston
Robert Parker Molleston passed away of natural causes on October 27, 2014 at his home in Sweet Home, Arkansas. He was 53. Robert was born in Newport, and graduated from Newport High School, Garland County Community College and attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. A lifelong audiophile, Robert loved working with stereo and computer equipment. Robert loved music and helping others enjoy music. Never short of opinions, Robert could often be heard contributing to radio call-in programs in Little Rock. Robert loved his animals and loved his rural lifestyle. Robert was a kind soul who will be missed by his friends and family.
Robert is survived by his lifelong friend, Sherrin Lynne Funk of Benton; his mother, Sally Choate Molleston of Little Rock; his brothers, Jerald Grimes “Jed” Molleston, Jr., and wife, Margaret (Woodward) Molleston, of Houston, Michael Choate Molleston and wife, Shelley, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Jeffrey Thomas Molleston and wife, Jennifer, of Little Rock; nieces and nephews, Jessica Margaret “Maggie” Molleston, Jerome Molleston, Elizabeth Molleston, McKenlie Graham, and Chanitz Molleston, Jacob Molleston, Julia Molleston, and Jenna Molleston; his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Walvoord of Harvard, Illinois, his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Max Joe Molleston of Iowa City, Iowa; and his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harvey Choate, Jr., of Little Rock.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, Jerald Grimes Molleston, Sr.; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Max E. Molleston, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harvey Choate, Sr.
Friends may visit at the First United Methodist Church of Newport, Thursday, October 30, 2014, 1:00 p.m. until service time. Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Brad Elrod and Mr. Jerald Grimes Molleston, Jr, (his brother) officiating. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are his borthers, Jerald Grimes “Jed” Molleston, Jr.; Michael Choate Molleston, Jeffrey Thomas Molleston, Tom Choate, Jacob Molleston, and Tom Walvoord.
Arrangements by Jackson's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Van Ivy, of Tuckerman, Arkansas, departed this life on Sunday, October 26, 2014, at the age of 53. She was born January 20, 1961, in Newport, the fourth of five daughters born J.C. and Iwana (Blevins) Campbell.
Van grew up in Newport and was a member of the Newport High School Class of 1978. She earned her RN degree from Arkansas State University in 1997. After graduation she began working at Harris Hospital in Newport as an OB Registered Nurse. Patients and co-workers loved Van’s kind and compassionate style of nursing. Over the years she assisted in thousands of deliveries and touched many lives. Van had a strong work ethic, you could always depend on her to take care of anything you asked and even some things before you asked. She was the soul of integrity with a profound intelligence and intuition along with a quick wit, a no-nonsense attitude and an efficient, productive manner, which was how she showed her magnitude of love.
She was a talented seamstress and it was one of her favorite hobbies. She made many elaborate costumes for her children and grandchildren, everything from pumpkins to Ninja Turtles. Van also made all of her husband, John’s camouflage hunting clothes as well as scrubs, purses, aprons, bags, and every manner of thing for Christmas and baby gifts. She had recently gotten into embroidery and had made many special gifts that included it.
Van enjoyed the outdoors, especially being on the water and fishing. Last year she and her husband, John, cruised to Alaska, a trip she had dreamed of for years.
Miss Vanolynn Darlene Campbell married Mr. John Ivy on May 24, 1985, together they enjoyed 29 years, raised 2 sons, and enjoyed and adored 5 grandchildren. She enjoyed many things in her life, but nothing more than her family. Her greatest joy and love was her husband, children, and grandchildren. Van will forever be remembered for her sweet, loving spirit, her genuine desire to care for others, and her deep love for her husband, children, grandchildren, parents, and sisters.
She was preceded in death by her father, J.C. Campbell on December 31, 1990.
Van is survived by her husband, John Ivy, of the home; two sons, Jonathan Blake Ivy of Tuckerman and Brett Alan Ivy and wife, Lindsay, of Tuckerman; five grandchildren, Maxxum George Oltean, Berlin Sophia Oltean, John William Ivy, IsaBella Maria Moreno, and Evangeline Rose Moreno; her mother, Iwana (Blevins) Campbell of Newport; four sisters, Dr. Rhonda Whybrew of Newport, Benika L. Campbell, LPC of North Little Rock, Angie Campbell Owens of Bono, and Valorie Robertson of Jonesboro; her mother in law, Dean Davis Newport, as well as numerous loving nieces and nephews and a host of other family and a lifetime of friends.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Tuesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Tuckerman First Free Will Baptist Church with interment in Dowell’s Chapel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Jackson's Funeral Home.
Danny King, 80, of Tuckerman departed this life Sunday, October 26, 2014. He was born March 6, 1934 to Emitt and Floyd (Jackson) King. Mr. King was a retired farmer and enjoyed yard work, gardening and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters; Vera Mae Taylor and Tessa Rainwater, and two brothers; Emitt King, Jr., and Bobby Carl King.
His survivors are his wife; Dixie King of Tuckerman, two sons; Mark King (Kim) of Batesville, and Kevin King (Shannon) of Kathleen, Georgia, one daughter; Lenny Burton (Ray) of Tuckerman, three sisters; Donna Fay Aaron of Black Rock, Mildred Issaccison of Smithville, and Eva Tilley of Bentonville, ten grandchildren; Jennifer Youngblood, April Wallis, Jason Burton, Rhonda Mena, Jack King, Breanna King, Will Ray, Justin Eddington, Shelby King and Jesse King, ten great grandchildren; Damon Young, Kenlee Youngblood, Ean Green, Ava Lynn Young, Alexa Mena, Keagan King, Illyana Mena, Langdon Green, Connor Eddington, and Jaxson Burton.
Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Dillinger Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Dowell’s Chapel Cemetery.
Douglas “Bushy” Butler
Mr. Douglas “Bushy” Butler, of Swifton, Arkansas, departed this life on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the age of 70. He was born January 29, 1944 in Swifton, the son of Bert and Gladys Kohler Butler, and married Miss Wanda George on July 3, 1963.
Mr. Butler was a 1962 graduate of Swifton High School. He worked on the pipeline as an operating engineer until his retirement after 38 years of service. Mr. Butler was a member of the Army National Guard, and a Mason. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching his grandchildren play ball. Mr. Butler was a Mr. Fix-It, and a true family man. His family will remember his as a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and brother.
Mr. Butler was preceded in death by three brothers, Elsworth, Paul, and Johnny Butler; one sister, Virginia Butler; and his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wanda (George) Butler of the home; two sons, Dr. Mark Butler and wife, Dr. Judy Butler, of Newark, and Stephen Butler of Swifton; one daughter, Michelle Simmons of Swifton; two brothers, Ralph Butler of Fayetteville, and Lonnie Butler of High Hill, Missouri; two sisters, Violet Jones of Pocahontas, and Anna Lou Smith of Paragould; thirteen grandchildren, Tyler Simmons, Kyle Simmons, Clayton Butler, Andy Crawford, Tommy Butler, Austin Butler, Jake Butler, Spencer Butler, Beau Butler, Haley Simmons, Shannon Butler, Shelby Butler, and Hye-lim Cho Butler; and a lifetime of friends.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Tuesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Arnold Cemetery with Bro. Earl Stoner officiating.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Tyler Simmons, Kyle Simmons, Clayton Butler, Andy Crawford, Austin Butler, and Jake Butler. Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Butler, Spencer Butler, Beau Butler, Haley Simmons, Shannon Butler, Shelby Butler, and
Hye-lim Cho Butler.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.
David Wayne Stegall
Mr. David Wayne Stegall of Newport departed this life on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at his home. He was born January 24, 1940, in Haskell, Arkansas, the son of Perry Stegall and Nora Magdalene Honey Stegall.
Mr. Stegall grew up in Haskell, Arkansas where he attended High School. Following High School Mr. Stegall enlisted in the U.S. Army serving from 1959 to 1962. He was also a member of the Army National Guard.
As a young man, Mr. Stegall enjoyed hunting and fishing. He excelled in and was a talented player of Fast Pitch Softball, Horse Shoe Pitching, and Pool. Mr. Stegall was an award-winning pitcher in Fast Pitch Softball, a charter member of the Arkansas Association of Pool Players and an accomplished pool player. He was also very talented in the game of Horseshoe Pitching. Mr. Stegall organized and was in charge of the Horse Shoe Pitching Contest at Portfest.
Mr. David Stegall married Miss Sue Taylor on November 26, 1963. Together they started Stegall Furniture in Jacksonport and they enjoyed working together for over 30 until they retired from the furniture business. Mr. Stegall also worked for the U.S. Post office as a mail carrier until his retirement in 1999.
He was a faithful member of the Jacksonport Baptist Church. Mr. Stegall was also a devoted student of the Bible and enjoyed teaching Sunday School for many years.
He will be fondly remembered by his family, church family, and friends, as “Cool Dude,” “Cool Daddy,” “Papa Cool” and his favorite, “Mr. Cool” and for his signature response of, “Everything’s lovely!”
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister , Camilla White.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 51 years, Sue Taylor Stegall of the home; three sons, Gary Wayne Stegall of Benton, Marvin David Stegall of Hot Springs Village, and Tony Stegall of Benton; 5 grandchildren; 5great-grandchildren; four brothers, Bob Stegall of Benton, Thomas Stegall of Rogers, Don Stegall of Hot Springs, and Jerry Walker of Meza, Arizona.
Friends may visit at the funeral home Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 26, 2014, at the Jacksonport Baptist Church with Brother Ray Fultner, Brother Roger Tidwell, and Mr. Billy Max Warren officiating. Interment will follow in Watson Cemetery in Newport.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Glen Walls, Billy Max Warren, Don Roberts, Mark Curtis, Jay Guffey, and Harold Clark. Honorary Pallbearers are Bill Jones, John Nance, Ronnie “Poncho” Smotherman, Bob Smith, Elaine “Pretty Big” Thomas, Thomas Gregory, Steve Coe, Emogene Morris, Linda Adams, and Vernadine Rutledge.