Chrissy Spanswick

Chrissy Spanswick, 53, of Newport departed this life June 24, 2015. She was born August 27, 1961 to Cecil Brooks and Geneva Baulner.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her best friend, Wilma Allen.
She is survived by her husband; Tommy Spanswick of Arizona, daughters, Tami Kelley and husband Lesley of Lincoln, and Tori Potter and husband Justin of Newport; brother; Eddie Brooks of Newport, sister; Theresa Himes of Iowa, and grandchildren; Damian, Ashley, Ashton, Autumn.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.

Gordon Wayne Reed

Mr. Gordon Wayne Reed, of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Saturday, June 27, 2015. He was born October 18, 1948 in Newport, the son of Roy and Mercedes “Ray” (Herring) Reed.
Wayne was formally the owner of Kelly’s Restaurant, and Home Furniture Outlet. He had managed Otasco, Walmart, and was a former bonder for JE Bonding.
He was a United States Army veteran, serving in Vietnam. Wayne was a good hearted man with the patience of Job. He took special care of his wife and tried to teach her the qualities of life in a loving matter. Wayne loved to spend time with his grandchildren, hunting, and fishing. He especially loved cooking for his family and the special people at his wife’s workplace.
Wayne spent most of his morning hours with his buddies who gathered at Jim’s Furniture Store.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mercedes “Ray” Reid; and one sister, Carlotta Vaughan.
Wayne is survived by his wife, of 16 years, Bernadette; two sons, Doug Robinson of Newport and James “Jimmy” Brooks of Jonesboro; one daughter, Jamie McGuire of Jonesboro; eight grandchildren, Jeremy and Kelsea Robinson, Tyler Langley, Taylor and Matilyne Emerick, Dakota Dunkerson, Jason Robinson, and Skylar Brooks; aunt Marie Herring; aunt and uncle, Darrell and Sheila Wheeler; several cousins; and a lifetime of friends.
The family will be holding a wake at the family home on 2800 Melody Lane in Newport, Sunday, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.

Barbara Jean “B.J.” (Pridmore) Garner

Mrs. Barbara Jean “B.J.” (Pridmore) Garner, 61, of Searcy, died Friday, June 26 ,2015. She was born at Newport on August 14,1953 the daughter of Eugene and Sadie (Laverty) Pridmore.
She was employed by AT&T for seventeen years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Judsonia. She enjoyed shopping for purses and collecting bird houses. She loved her work and watching television.
Mrs. Garner was preceded in death by her parents Eugene and Sadie Pridmore; and one brother, Junior Pridmore.
She is survived by her husband, Gary Garner of Searcy; one son, Brad Garner and wife, Amber of Searcy; three brothers, Charles Pridmore of Hot Springs, Ray Pridmore of Morrilton, Danny Pridmore of Jonesboro; one sister, Carol Lassiter of Tallahassee, Florida and two grandchildren, Brently Garner and Lily Ann Garner.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at Jackson’s Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Billy Ed Morris officiating. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home Sunday 5:00~7:00 p.m.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home

Ervin Louis French Jr

Mr. Ervin Louis French Jr. , 84 years of age, of Tuckerman died June 20th 2015 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro.
He was born in Tuckerman on March 22, 1931 and had lived there his entire life. He was a member of the 1950 graduating class of Tuckerman High School. Mr. French was a member of the Tuckerman First United Methodist Church. He had a strong Christian faith which was evident to everyone around him.
Mr. French was a very special person. He loved all of his family very much. He really loved all people and always saw the good in them. He enjoyed visiting with all of his friends and discussing whatever was going on in their lives. His favorite hobby was spending time working in his yard and greenhouse, he was known for his immaculate yard and beautiful flowers.
During his life he had been involved with many clubs and organizations. He spent four years in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-56. He was a member of the American Legion Post No# 203 where he served as a Commander from 1960-61. Louis was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He managed the Gracelawn Cemetery for many years and also served on the Cemetery Association Committee. Mr. French was a member of the Tuckerman City Council from 1965-71 and then served as mayor of Tuckerman from 1971-78. He was president of the Lions Club for two years and also served as Justice of the Peace for four years. He served as president of the Jackson County Ginners Association for two years.
Mr. French was employed by several companies during his lifetime. His first jobs were at Grigsby’s Ice Cream Parlor and Bob Ivey’s Grocery Store in Tuckerman. Then he went and worked for Oklahoma Pipe Line Construction Company. He worked at Auto Electric Appliance and TV Company. He helped his brother in law install tv cable, possibly the first TV Cable System in the world. It is known today as CATV and it was installed in Tuckerman, AR in 1950 and the second one in Batesville, AR. He owned and operated French’s Gulf Station in Tuckerman in the late 50’s. In 1960, he became the manager of Planter’s Gin Company, the gin his father had run for twenty-five years. Planter’s was purchased later by W.F. Hurley, who retained Louis and was later promoted to Asst. Manager of six cotton gins and 17,000 acres of farmland. In 1980, he was appointed as an Asst. Bankruptcy Trustee in Little Rock and then as a Federal Bankruptcy Trustee. The last job in Mr. French’s career was General Manager or the Crain Company at Gibson Switch, from which he retired in 1993.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ervin Louis French Sr. and Ida Pilcher French and one sister Norine French Davidson Rowe. He was also preceded by his daughter Cynthia Jane French and his loving wife of 60 years Geraldine Brand French.
Survivors include his son Stephen Louis French and his wife Anne Denton French of Tuckerman and one sister Pat Douglas of Louisiana. He is also survived by two granddaughters, Kimberly Dawn King and her husband Dane King and Olivia Grace French, and two great grandchildren, Evan Dane King and Lucinda Jane King.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 23 at the Tuckerman United Methodist Church with Rev. Diane Wemberly officiating. Burial will be at Gracelawn Cemetery in Tuckerman. Visitation will be Monday, June 22 6:00-8:00 at Jackson’s Funeral Home in Newport.
Pallbearers will be Dane King, Randy Wagner, David Winston, Randy Turner, Steven Milligan, Steven Furst, David Platt.
Honorary pallbearers will include members of his Sunday School Class, Dale Baughn, Al Bray, Paul Combs, Bob Penix, Elwood Fisher, JP Turner, and the coffee crew and employees of Foster’s Café.
Memorials may be made to the Tuckerman United Methodist Church
Arrangements by Jacksons Newport Funeral Home

Margaret Kathryn Burkett Dawson

Margaret Kathryn Burkett Dawson of San Angelo, Texas was called home by our Heavenly Father while surrounded by the love of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren on June 18, 2015.
She was born to the late Samuel Lockwood Burkett and Anna Florenz Barre Burkett in Newport, Arkansas on March 1, 1926. She married Dr. David Fort Dawson of Batesville, Arkansas on June 2, 1951. They shared more than 50 beautiful years of marriage devoted to the raising of their six children. She dedicated her life to her faith and family.
She is preceded in death by her husband, David, her sister, Mary Ann Davis, and son, John Mark Dawson. She is survived by her brother, Col. Samuel Lockwood Burkett, Jr., her children, David Michael Dawson and wife, Mona, Anna Laurie Cooper, and husband, Del, Mary Diane Stewart, and husband, Gene, Christopher Barre Dawson and wife, Lori, Addison Lockwood Dawson, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home located at 910 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX, (210) 495-7770.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church located at 16075 N Evans Rd, Selma, TX 78154, (210) 651-6811.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Mount Carmel Hermitage, P.O. Box 337, Christoval, Texas 76935-0337.

Marcus Fisher

Marcus Fisher, 84, of Newport departed this life Sunday, June 14, 2015. He was born June 19, 1930 to Ralph and Agnes (Rutledge) Fisher.
Mr. Fisher was a member of Holden Avenue Church of Christ, and enjoyed farming and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Hugh Fisher, Gerald Fisher, and David Fisher; and one sister, Jetta Fisher.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Fisher of Newport; one son, Marcus Scott Fisher and wife Debbie of Batesville; two daughters, Belinda Olinger and husband Martin of Cave City, and Gail Hagar of Newport; two brothers, Harold Dean Fisher and wife Betty of Newport, and Ralph Fisher of Newport; five sisters, Delois Honey and husband Charles of Newport, Pauline Sutherland of Newport, Luetrich Lucas of South Bend, Indiana, Janice Gates and husband Bobby of Newport, and Sue Wright and husband Frank of Quitman; six grandchildren, Steven Wilson of Greenland, Lori Oswalt of Bentonville, Jeremy Fisher of Jonesboro, Heath Fisher of Jonesboro, Marc Hagar of Judsonia, and Cody Patterson of Batesville; fourteen great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will be in Watson Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5:30-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

Lonnie Edward Malone

Lonnie Edward Malone, 68, of Newport departed this life Friday, June 5, 2015. He was born February 2, 1947 to David and Lenora Furgusun Malone. He was a United States Veteran and a Christian. He loved hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; Teresa JoAnne Malone, and one son; Michael Jay Malone.
He is survived by one daughter; Melinda Malone of California, five brothers: Billy Ray Malone of Texas, David Leonard ”Butch” Malone of California, Jerry Wayne Malone of California, Gary Lynn Malone of California, Lewis Lee Malone of California, one sister; Mary Lea Ledbetter of Las Vegas, Nevada, two grandchildren; Nicolas David Malone of San Francisco, Dillin Michael Davis of San Francisco , one great grandson; Gavin Malone of Idaho, and several aunts and uncles.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Cheshier Cemetery.
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.

Lois Lowery (Adams) Payne

Mrs. Lois Lowery (Adams) Payne, of Yellville, Arkansas, departed this life on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the age of 89. She was born November 25, 1925 in Tuckerman, the daughter of Louis and Daisy (Moore) Adams.
Mrs. Payne was a homemaker, and a retired beautician. She was a member of the Airbase Church of Christ. She enjoyed crocheting, needlework, crafting, playing cards, and fishing. One of her greatest achievements was working to obtain her GED at the age of 75.
Mrs. Payne was preceded in death by her first husband, Chester Lowery, Sr., her second husband, Melvin C. Payne; one son Chester Lowery, Jr.; one step-son, Mike Payne; four brothers, Clarence Adams, Kenneth Adams, Roy Adams, and Frank Adams; four sisters, Lela Roberts, Lucy Reeves, Helen Jones, and Lillie Lowery; and her parents.
She is survived by three stepsons, Tommy Payne of Mayfield, Kentucky, Jackie Payne of Billings, Montana, and Dale Payne of Thida, Arkansas; man grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit at the funeral home, Tuesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Cemetery.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home

Norma Narnese Stephens Burgess

Mrs. Norma Narnese Stephens Burgess of Newport, formerly of La Puente, California, departed this life arriving at her Heavenly home on Sunday, June 15, 2015, at the age of 92. She was born April 6, 1923, in Newport, the daughter of Albert Stephens and Etta Arnold Stephens.
Miss Norma Narnese Stephens married Mr. Theodore “Ted” Burgess in 1939. Together they made their home in La Puente, California. Mrs. Burgess worked as an Administrative Assistant for The Burroughs Corporation, one of the largest producers of mainframe computers in the world.
Mrs. Burgess was lovingly known to her family and most of Newport as, “Aunt-Sister.” She was a genuine blessing to her close-knit family and many friends. Everyone who met Mrs. Burgess knew without a doubt that she was a faithful and devoted servant of the Lord. She had a gentle way of being a witness for Christ and was never shy about relaying the gospel. Aunt-Sister was known as the family prayer warrior, whenever, there was a prayer concern, she was always asked to pray. Strong not only in faith, but, also in spirit, Mrs. Burgess endured many health obstacles and approached every challenge in life with a positive attitude. She was a faithful and devoted member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.
This Godly woman will be missed and her influence will be remembered by so many, but none more than those who lovingly called her, “Aunt-Sister.”
Mrs. Burgess was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore “Ted” Burgess; one daughter, Nancy James; two sisters, Marie Parsley and husband, Coy, and Dorothy Roberts and husband, Doc; two brothers Fred Stephens and wife, Hazel, and Albert Stephens; three sisters in law, Ruby Dillon and husband, Norman, Mabel Greer and husband, Amos, and Mamie Ditterline; one brother in law, Alfred Burgess and wife, Juanita, two nieces, Betty Shelton and Christina Parsley; one nephew, Phillip Stephens.
She is survived by one son, Teddy S. Burgess, Sr. and wife, Patty; one son in law, Mark James and wife, Carol Rose; four grandchildren, Teddy S. Burgess, Jr. and wife, Ruth, Rachel Burgess, Mark Burgess and wife, Darla, and Carole Ann James; many great and great-great grandchildren. Also surviving is one brother in law, Bud Burgess and wife, Maxine; nine nieces, Mary Hohn, Sue Carlyle, Margaret Street, Chris Jones and husband, Freeman, Melinda Stephens, June Stephens, Freddie Tinsman and husband, Bill, Kathy Neal and husband, Danny, and Becky Burgess; seven nephews, Don Shelton, Sr., Kelly Stephens and wife, Anna, Donald Burgess and wife, Dorothy, Dennis Dillon and wife, Linda, Terry Dillon and wife, Debbie, Timmy Burgess and wife Dianne, and Tommy Burgess and wife, Sherece, many great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit at the funeral home, Thursday, June 18, 2015; beginning at 10:00 a.m. with a going home celebration to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel officiated by her lifelong friend and pastor, Brother Billy Ed Morris.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are, David Hohn, Don Shelton, Jr., Steve Shelton, Gerald Carlyle, II, Dr. Tom Carlyle, and Canyon Hohn. Honorary Pallbearers are Don Shelton, Sr., Charles Petty, Rayburn Williams, Joe Hardin, Matt Hardin, and Will Hardin.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home

Mark Steven Lowery

Mr. Mark Steven Lowery departed this life on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Jonesboro. He was born December 17, 1972, in Newport the son of Ricky and Joanee (Woodruff) Lowery.
Mark worked as a farmer for several years and also as a welder. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing. Mark also enjoyed time spent fishing and watching sports, especially football. He was a member of the Newport High School Class of 1991.
His family and many friends dearly loved Mark, and those who loved him will remember him always.
Mark was preceded in death by one daughter, Haley Nicole Lowery and by his grandparents.
He is survived by one daughter, Hannah Celeste Lowery of Searcy; his parents, Ricky and Joanee (Woodruff) Lowery; one brother, Johnny Lowery and wife, Leslie, of Newport, two sisters, Sally Beal and husband, Roger, of Searcy and Anita Maple and husband, Anthony, of Okean, several nieces and nephews, a host of family and a lifetime of friends.

Friends may visit at the funeral home, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Paragould Children’s Home, Inc., 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, Arkansas 72450.
Arrangements by Jackson's Funeral Home.

Leo D. Tilley

Mr. Leo D. Tilley of Jacksonville, formerly of Newport, departed this life on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Little Rock at the age of 78. He was born May 19, 1937, in Newport, the son of William Clinton Tilley and Bertha Mae Turner Tilley.
Mr. Tilley was a self-employed businessman. As a young man he sold insurance. Most of his career he owned and operated the Newport Candy Company. Mr. Tilley retired in 1999.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Newport. Mr. Tilley loved the Lord and was a devoted Christian throughout his life.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Tilley had a great love of music. He played the guitar, harmonica, and piano, loved to sing and enjoyed spending time singing with his family and friends. Mr. Tilley’s greatest love and joy was his family, he was a devoted husband and father.
He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Ray Tilley on June 8, 2010, a daughter, Rebecca Ann Tilley on December 4, 1956, two sisters, Wanda Mae Tilley and Mildred Lois Tilley, and his parents.
Mr. Tilley is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mae Kirksey Tilley of the home; one son, Rickey Leo Tilley and wife, Tammy, of Little Rock, one brother, J.W. (James) Tilley and wife, Francis, of Jacksonville, several nieces, nephews, a host of family, and a lifetime of friends.

Friends may visit at the funeral home, Monday, June 15, 2015, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Graveside service will be Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at Watson Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or at
Arrangements by Jackson's Funeral Home.

Richard Anderson

Mr. Richard Anderson of Swifton departed this life in Little Rock on Tuesday, June 9,2015
at the age of seventy-five. He was born March 5,1940 in Houghton Lake, Michigan, the son of Roy and Ruth (Merideth) Anderson.
He worked for GM in Flint, Michigan for twenty-six years. He was a member of the UAW and a member of the Swifton Baptist Church. Mr. Anderson enjoyed having lunch at Tuckerman Senior Center.
Mr. Anderson loved deer hunting and fishing. He enjoyed football and baseball especially the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers, John Deere tractors and being outdoors.
He was a devoted Christian and he was not shy in letting others to know and to share the gospel with anyone. He had a heart for the Lord and wanted every one to be saved. He enjoyed being around people and was an avid Johnny Cash fan.
Mr. Anderson lived in Michigan and Alabama before moving to Arkansas in 2013. He loved his dog Smokey.
Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Raymond Anderson, Robert Anderson and Roger Anderson.
He is survived by two sons, Don Anderson and wife Misty of Swifton and David Anderson of Nauvoo, AL; one daughter, Penny Anderson of Skidway Lake, MI; one brother Russell Anderson of Colorado Springs, Co.; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Graveside service will be Thursday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at Birdeye with Reverend Nathan Bentz officiating.
Pallbearers will be Don Anderson, Bobby Davis, Douglas Anderson, Michael Summitt, Jack Haney and Danny Haney.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.

Jo Fowler Draper

Ms. Jo Fowler Draper of Jonesboro, formerly of Newport, departed this life on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Jonesboro. She was 84 years old. Ms. Draper was born April 20, 1931, at Jonesboro, the daughter of Charlie Fowler, Sr. and Lucy Jenkins Fowler.
She was a homemaker and her greatest love and enjoyment came from spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Ms. Draper enjoyed spending time watching television. She also loved her dogs.
Mrs. Draper retired as a L.P.N. after working for over 50 years. She was a Christian of the Baptist belief.
Ms. Draper was preceded in death by one daughter, Cindy Summers Canard, one sister, Louise Beard, one brother, Charlie Fowler, Jr., and her parents.
She is survived by two sons, Bud Summers and wife, Cathy, and Bill Summers both of Jonesboro; one sister, Maxine Jarrett of Ft. Smith. Also surviving are, four grandchildren, Derek Canard that she helped raise, Scott Harrell, Tricia Summers, and Nichole Mann, and eleven great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit at the funeral home, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held, Thursday, June 11, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Ed Morris officiating. Interment will follow in Watson Cemetery.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Scott Harrell, Josh Mann, Mike Summers, James Canard, Jimmy Dale Summers, and Patrick Beard. Honorary Pallbearers will be Aidan Canard, Liam Bradley, Sky Summers, Auggie Hawkins, and Jackie Rogers Jr
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.

Kathryn Inez McDaniel

Kathryn Inez McDaniel, 93, of Searcy, formerly of Newport departed this life June 5, 2015. She was born May 12, 1922 to Chance and Iva (Watkins) Magee. Mrs. McDaniel was a member of First Baptist Church and was active in the choir. She enjoyed tennis, bowling, golfing, and was a member of Village Creek Golf Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Elwood McDaniel; parents; one grandson, Michael Todd Muller; one brother, Hilery Magee; and one sister, Mae Odglen.
Her survivors are two daughters, Rebecca Ryan (Mike) of Prescott, Arizona; and Paula Brown (Larry) of Atascadero, California; one sister, Jo McMinn (J.C.) of Searcy; four grandchildren, Angie Nelson of Huntington Beach, California, Patrick Ryan of Redlands, California, Joey Ryan of Redlands, California, and Anna Kathryn Moore of Batesville, three great grandchildren, Jess Hallford of Huntington Beach, California, Chance Hallford of Huntington Beach, California, and Avery Moore of Batesville, and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be 12:00-100 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Newport.
A memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Newport.
Officiating will be Marc McMinn
Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.

Thomas Milton Stegall

Mr. Thomas Milton Stegall of Rogers, AR died Friday June 5, 2015. He was born February 20,1937 of the Stegall community in Jackson County, the son of Perry and Nora( Honey )Stegall. His great uncle and aunt, Frank and Cora( Stegall )Carter also helped raised him.
In 1959 Thomas married Sharon Stephens, daughter of Guy and Cleda Turner Stephens. The first half of Tom’s life he was a salesman for a worldwide corporation. The second half of his career he was a business owner in Northwest Arkansas for thirty years. Tom loved all sports, especially St. Louis Cardinal baseball and the Arkansas Razorbacks. He loved to talk religion and politics before, during and after sports season!
He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Nora Stegall; his wife, Sharon Stegall; two brothers, Bobby Stegall and David Stegall; and one sister Camilla White.
He is survived by one son, Larry Stegall and wife Dolores of Rogers; two daughters, Linda Stegall of Fayetteville and Laurie Stegall of Rogers; two brothers, Donald Stegall of Hot Springs and Jerry Walker of Mesa, AZ; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Friends may visit at the funeral home Friday 1:00~2:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Ray Fultner officiating Pallbearers will be J.B. Taylor, Billy Max Warren, Jimmy Cooper and Jay Guffey
Arrangements by Jackson's Funeral Home.

Virginia Ruth Crabb Jones

Virginia Ruth Crabb Jones, 91, died June 3, 2015 at Mount Moriah Health & Rehabilitation in Hemphill, Texas. Virginia was born February 20, 1924 in Newport, Arkansas to Luther and Virgie Crabb.
She leaves behind her daughter Wilma and husband Tommy Walton of Hemphill, Texas, two grandsons, Timothy and wife Renee Houston of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Matthew Houston of Minneapolis, Minnesota, three great grandchildren, Tiffany, Julie, and Clayton Houston of Jonesboro, Arkansas, one great great grandson, Dawson Houston of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and two brothers, Marvin and wife Betty Calhoun of Jefferson, Arkansas, and Norman and wife Carolyn Calhoun of Metairie, Louisiana.
She was a member of Six Mile Baptist Church in Hemphill, Texas after moving to be close to her daughter. She was an active member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Newport, Arkansas for 44 years.
Her interests included family, friends, gardening, sewing, cooking, and reading the Bible. Her most important thing was going to church to worship her Lord. She loved to share Him with anyone she met. She devoted much of her time as a caregiver to family including her mother until she passed away.

Visitation will be at Dillinger Funeral Home from 2:30-5:00 p.m. June 7, 2015.
Funeral service will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church on June 8 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bill Chambers and Bro. Danny Pridmore officiating.
Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Barbara S. Bowman

Mrs. Barbara S. Bowman of the Remmel Community, Newport departed this life on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the age of 74. She was born October 25, 1940, at Newport, the daughter of George Thomas Roberts and Christine McIntosh Roberts.
Barbara was a member of the Newport High School Class of 1958. During high school she was voted Thanksgiving Queen, Homecoming Royalty, and was a cheerleader for the Newport Greyhounds. As a teenager, she worked in the soda fountain at Shannon-Ritter Drug Store. Barbara fondly remembered her days as a “soda jerk.”
Miss Barbara Roberts married Mr. David Bowman on December 30, 1959. Over these fifty-five years, they have centered their life together around their common faith in Jesus Christ, and made their close-knit family, many friends, and church family their priority. Together, Barbara and David raised two daughters, enjoyed five granddaughters, two great grandchildren, and were excitedly awaiting the arrival of their third great-grandchild.
During the 1970’s, Barbara owned and operated the Village Youngland, a children’s clothing shop. She enjoyed a wide circle of friends and activities. Barbara loved to travel, enjoy beautiful things and places, read, play Bridge, and see Broadway Plays. She also hosted several exchange students in her home.
Knowing Barbara Bowman was a privilege. She made everyone she met immediately at ease with her beautiful warm smile and genuine personality. Barbara was a loved and devoted member of The Remmel Church. Over the years, her devotion to the Lord was evidenced by her service to both His church and to the un-churched. Barbara’s generous and gentle spirit has guided many people through some of their most difficult times and encouraged others through some of their happiest times. She has written an untold number of encouragement cards to the men of John 3:16 and the women of John 3:17. Barbara believed in the power of prayer and spent many hours praying for others. Faithfully serving as a church member and Elder’s wife, she hosted showers, provided food to many families, and hosted a Bible study group weekly in her home for over ten years.
Barbara’s greatest passion for ministry became her love of the John 3:17 program. She mothered many women by simply sharing her kind and gentle ways with them. Barbara shared her spirit of love and contentment in Christ with these women leading many to salvation.
Barbara leaves behind a beautiful legacy of love and generosity. She will be missed by many, but, none more than her loving family.
Her parents and one sister, Mary Anna Grady, preceded her in death.
Barbara is survived by her husband, David N. Bowman of the home; two daughters, Suzanne Bowman Rudd and husband, Roger, of Newport and Dr. Karen D. Jones and husband, Arvil, of the Remmel Community; five grandchildren, Sadie Jones, Maggie Bontrager and husband, Daniel, Tabitha Davidson and husband, Pete, Molly Goyne, and Abbey Grace Jones; and two great grandchildren, Junie Violet Bullard and Caleb Bontrager. Also surviving is one sister, Bette Latus of Hartford, Michigan and her father and mother-in-law, Morris and Violet Bowman of the Remmel Community.

Friends may visit at the funeral home, Friday, June 5, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at The Remmel Church. Interment will follow at McCall-Remmel Cemetery.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are David N. Bowman, Arvil Jones, Roger Rudd, Joey Don Huey, Robert Foster, and Sonny Buford. Honorary pallbearers will be the past and present members of the John 3:17 Ministry.
Memorials may be made to the John 3:17 Ministry, 2945 Jackson 120, Newport, Arkansas 72112, or The Church at Remmel, 431 Hwy. 145 South, Newport, Arkansas 72112.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.

Ina (Hanes) Church

Mrs. Ina (Hanes) Church of Swifton, Arkansas, departed this life on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the age of 95. She was born October 25, 1919 in Swifton, the daughter of James and Jennie Ann (Moran) Hanes.
Mrs. Church was a homemaker, and enjoyed fishing and cooking. She loved family gatherings, flower gardening, crocheting, and quilting. Mrs. Church was a kind lady of faith, whose family was her main priority. She was loved by everyone who knew her. She was a member of the Swifton Church of Christ, where she had been an active member for many years.
Mrs. Church was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Lee Church; one son, Jimmy Lawton Church; one brother, Herbert Hanes; one sister, Selma Searcy; and her parents.
She is survived by two sons, Raymond Lee Church and wife, Ann, of Swifton and Gerry Wayne Church and wife, Michelle, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; four daughters, Norma Jean Erwin of Hot Springs Village, Joyce Ann Scroggins and husband, Hank, of Newport News, Virginia, Sherrie Raye Blanton and husband, Carroll, of Port Charles, Florida; and Lois Jane Hutsenpiller and husband, Steve, of Mount Dora, Florida; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a lifetime of friends.
Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Swifton Church of Christ with interment in Arnold Cemetery. Friends may visit at the church Wednesday, noon until service.
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Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.