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Friday, January 21, 2022
Kerry Michael Barnett
Kerry Michael Barnett, 68, of Judsonia passed away Thursday, Jan. 20, at Oakdale Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 30, 1953, in Searcy, Ark., to the late Troy and Pauline (Baker) Barnett. Kerry was a member of Spring Valley Church of Christ. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending... Read More
Searcy McEuen Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 21, 2022.
Donna Wadene Ferguson Spells
Donna Wadene Ferguson Spells left this earth to be with our Lord on Jan. 17, 2022. She was born in Kensett, Ark., on July 25, 1949, to Anna Odean Ellis Ferguson. Preceeded in death by her husband, Jack Ellie Spells Sr. She is survived by one daughter/stepdaughter, Jeana Faye Spells... Read More
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 21, 2022.
Roger and Janett Wood
Roger and Janett Wood went together to be with the Lord on Jan. 15, 2022, (not Covid related). Visitation was held Thursday, Jan. 20, at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home from 5-7 pm. Graveside service on Sunday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. at Sidon Cemetery. Read More
Searcy McEuen Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 21, 2022.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Kayla Sue Brumfield
Kayla Sue Brumfield, 64, of Lusby, Md., passed away on Jan. 16, 2022, at her residence. Born Dec. 10, 1957, in Little Rock, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Audie W. Cleveland and Janis (Ellis) Cleveland. Kayla was a member of the Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church. She... Read More
Rausch Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 19, 2022.
Charley Joe Craven
Charley Joe Craven, 80, passed away on Jan. 18, 2022, in Searcy, Ark. Charley was born in Shirley, Ark., on Sept. 2, 1941, to the late George and Mable (Bradley) Craven. Charley retired after 25 years from the White County Road Department, where he operated the road grader, bulldozer... Read More
Searcy McEuen Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 19, 2022.
Eual Dean Hackworth
Eual Dean Hackworth, 84, of Searcy passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. He was born Oct. 4, 1937, in Thayer, Mo. Dean is survived by his only son, Eric Lee Hackworth; one brother, Duane Hackworth and wife, Linda, of Lake St. Louis, Mo.; three sisters, Marietta Barton and... Read More
Searcy McEuen Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 19, 2022.
Clyde Kurck
Clyde Kurck went to be with his heavenly father on Jan. 14, 2022, at the age of 77. He was born to Henry and Levern Dragoo Kurck on Feb. 22, 1944, on Georgia Ridge Road in Searcy, Ark. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Henry and Levern Kurck, and three brothers: Truman... Read More
Searcy McEuen Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 19, 2022.
Eldon Howard Stracener
Eldon Howard Stracener of Searcy passed away at the age of 84 on Jan. 15, 2022, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital. He was born Sept. 6, 1937, in Center Hill to the late P.G. and Florence Stracener. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his siblings, O'Dell Brinkley, Achel... Read More
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 19, 2022.
Monday, January 17, 2022
Ruby Falconer
Ruby Falconer, 80, of Letona passed away Jan. 15, 2022, at her residence. She was born July 11, 1941, near Hunter, Ark., to the late Johnnie and Ida Bilbo Brownfield. Mrs. Falconer was of the Baptist faith and a lifelong homemaker. She was a loving mother and grandmother who cherished... Read More
Sullivan Funeral Care
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 17, 2022.
Kenneth Ray "Ken" Osborne
Kenneth "Ken" Ray Osborne of Searcy passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. He was born on Nov. 13, 1938, in Searcy. Ken is survived by his children, Kimmie Van Hook of Texas, Craig Osborne of Searcy and Carrie (Jared) Millar of Bentonville, and stepdaughter... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 17, 2022.
Friday, January 14, 2022
Mary Catherine Pulliam
Mary Catherine Pulliam, 19, died Jan. 9, 2022, in Searcy. Born on July 25, 2002, in Searcy, Mary was the daughter of Jeff and Barbara Gateley Pulliam. Mary graduated as an honor student from Searcy High School in 2020. She performed on both the cheer team and Lionsteppers in addition... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 14, 2022.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Marion Douglas Hester
Marion Douglas Hester, 79, of Judsonia passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at home. He was born Aug. 21, 1942, in Batesville, Ark., to the late James Homer Hester and Cora Eliza (Henry) Lacy. Marion was a United States Navy veteran, having served in Vietnam. He retired from Matthews... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Bald Knob
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 12, 2022.
Pearl Palmer
Pearl Palmer was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Cabot, Ark., to William B. Hawkins and Pearl Finley Hawkins. She retired from the Community Action Program as Center Manager after 20 years of service. She was a devoted member of the Kensett First Baptist Church. Survivors include: two daughters... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 12, 2022.
Rebecca Ann Russenberger (Becky)
Rebecca (Becky) Ann Russenberger (nee Doyle), known to many former Judsonia students and colleagues as Becky Wise, aged 63, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at Denton, Texas. She was born on July 6, 1958, in Conway, Ark., to Riley Doyle and Avanell Doyle-Wood (nee... Read More
Searcy McEuen Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 12, 2022.
Elizabeth Nan Holloway Watson (Beth)
Elizabeth Nan (Beth) Holloway Watson, 72, of Searcy, Ark., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Unity Health hospital on Jan. 7, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beth was born March 15, 1949, to Robert Allen and Hilda Mae (Darnell) Holloway in Mayfield,... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 12, 2022.
Monday, January 10, 2022
Don Brewer
Don Brewer, 81, of Beebe passed away Sunday, Jan. 9. He was born Jan. 24, 1940, in Collinwood, Tenn., to Lewis T. and Bessie Brewer. Born and raised in Iron City, Tenn., Don graduated from Loretto High School in 1958. Don was working at John Deere in Moline, Ill., when he met and... Read More
Searcy McEuen Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 10, 2022.
Mitchell Holt Scissell
Mitchell Holt Scissell, 59, of Searcy passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. He was born June 28, 1962, in Keiser, Ark. Mitchell was a hard worker. He worked for the Bryce Corp. for nearly 14 years. Mitchell loved his Bryce family. Mitchell was... Read More
Searcy McEuen Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 10, 2022.
Jayme Adelle Slayton
Jayme Adelle Slayton, 47, of East Flat Rock, N.C., became an angel on Jan. 2, 2022. Formerly from Searcy, she was a 1993 graduate of Searcy High School. Jayme was preceded in death by her father, James Henry Slayton of Searcy. Jayme lived with her mother, Nancy Rushin Whitmire, and... Read More
Searcy McEuen Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 10, 2022.
Friday, January 7, 2022
Loretta Pantel
Loretta Pantel, 71, of Searcy passed away peacefully in her home on Jan. 5, 2022, after a brief courageous battle with cancer. Loretta was born Jan. 1, 1951, to the late Sanford and Margie Bell of Georgetown, Ark. Loretta was a wonderful wife, mother and granny. She was a retired... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 7, 2022.
Thelma Powell
Thelma Powell, age 79, of El Paso, Ark., died on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. Services entrusted to Smith Westbrook Funeral Home. Online guest register www.smithfamilycares.com/west brook/obituaries. Read More
Smith Westbrook Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 7, 2022.
Andy T. Ritchie III
Andy T. Ritchie III, 87, of Searcy died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. He was at home with his wife of five years, LaVera. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Phyllis, in 2016 and by a daughter, Elizabeth Roach, in 2015. He is survived by his wife, LaVera Haynes Ritchie, and... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 7, 2022.
Eleanor Mary Niffenegger Thomas
Eleanor Mary Niffenegger Thomas was born Dec. 19, 1916, in Michigan. The youngest of eight children born to John and Mary Niffenegger, she grew up on an orchard farm eating fruits and vegetables, which remained her regular diet for all of her 105 years. She graduated from Michael... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 7, 2022.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Debra Ann Bowman
Debra Ann Bowman, 67, of Kensett, Ark., passed away on Dec. 24, 2021. She was born Sept. 25, 1954, in Bald Knob, Ark., to the late Ocleters and Eddie B. Pettis. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Arnold Tabernacle CME Church in Kensett. Debra was preceded in... Read More
Sullivan Funeral Care
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 5, 2022.
Harry LeWayne Brooks
Harry LeWayne Brooks, 65, of Searcy, Ark., was called home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021. Harry was born Nov. 15, 1956, in Searcy, Ark., to Hanford (Buddy) Brooks and Minnie Lou Davis. He was a graduate of Searcy High School and spent many years as a mechanic and truck... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 5, 2022.
Judy Ellen Manor Brooks
Judy Ellen Manor Brooks, 63, of Searcy, Ark., went home to be with the Lord on Jan 3, 2022. She was born Feb 15, 1958, in Mason, Mich., to Claude and Mary Taylor Manor. She attended Judsonia High School, where she made many lifelong friends. She spent her adult years caring for her... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 5, 2022.
Lynn Davis
Lynn Davis, 87, of Bald Knob, owner of Davis Real Estate, passed from this life Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Survivors: wife, Verla Davis; children, Rhonda Thompson (Kerry) and Tammie Kyle; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Bill and Doris Davis... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Bald Knob
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 5, 2022.
Kathleen Harrison English-Brewer
Kathleen Harrison English-Brewer was called to her heavenly home to begin her new year with our Lord on Jan. 1, 2022, at the age of 95. She was born on March 23, 1926, to Willis and Fannie Sue Gilliam Harrison. Kathleen married Clifford English on Oct. 11, 1941, who preceded her... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 5, 2022.
Charles Dewain Reagan (Whitehorn)
Charles Dewain Reagan (Whitehorn), 84, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Monday. Jan. 3, 2022. He was born on July 26, 1937, in Piggott, Ark. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, O.H. Reagan and Mollie Reagan. Charles spent his childhood and formative years in Arkansas before... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 5, 2022.
James V. Riddle
James V. Riddle, 80, of Searcy passed away on Dec. 30, 2021. He was born on Nov. 15, 1941, in Batesville, Ark., to the late Robert Lee and Vaughnie (Bill) Meriwether Riddle. Mr. Riddle is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, George and Robert Riddle. He is survived... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 5, 2022.
Monday, January 3, 2022
Nelda Shockley Allison
Nelda Shockley Allison of Searcy joined her husband, Buddy, in Heaven on Jan. 1, 2022. Nelda was born in Greenwood, Ark., on Oct. 5, 1925, to Earl and Bess Lewis Shockley. The family moved to Little Rock when she was 6 years old. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 3, 2022.
Eric Edward Lane
Eric Edward Lane, 42, of Blytheville was killed Dec. 31, 2021, at 10:30 p.m. He was born Aug. 18, 1979, in Dallas, Texas, to Billy Lane and Tina (Boozy) Craft. He is survived by his mother, Tina Craft (Tommy); brothers, Billy Lane Jr., Johnathan Lane Sr., Jerry Lane and Jason Rush... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Bald Knob
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 3, 2022.
Buford T. "Bud" Phifer
Mr. Buford T. "Bud" Phifer, 91, of Searcy passed away Dec. 30, 2021. He was born Dec. 1, 1930, to the late Buford T. and Rose Phifer. Bud was born and raised in Searcy, Ark., where he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He retired from Natural Gas Pipeline Co. He was... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 3, 2022.
Franklin Douglas "Doug" Rutledge
Franklin Douglas "Doug" Rutledge, son of the late William Arthur and Juana McBride Rutledge, was born on June 29, 1942, in Boles, Ark. Doug entered his Heavenly home on Jan. 1, 2022, at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Amelia "Amy" Rutledge of Searcy, Ark.;... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Jan. 3, 2022.
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Rebecca Harris
Rebecca Harris, 83, of Searcy died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at Unity Health in Searcy. She was born Nov. 3, 1938, in Heber Springs to the late Carl and Lela Vinson. She is survived by children, David Fritter and Debbie Rigsby; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Along... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Dec. 30, 2021.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Rickey Lynn "Rick" Bolding
Rickey "Rick" Lynn Bolding was known as a beloved father, PawPaw, brother and mentor. He passed from this earthly consciousness and into the presence of our Lord on Dec. 27, 2021, at the age of 60. He will be remembered for his laughter and wisdom, as well as his kindness and understanding... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Dec. 29, 2021.
Roy Gene Reeves
Roy Gene Reeves, 77, of Velvet Ridge died Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at Unity Health in Searcy. He was born Aug. 6, 1944, in Bradford a son of the late Homer and Gladys Wells Reeves. Gene was a well-respected, local businessman known for his honesty, integrity and work ethic. He founded... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Bald Knob
Published in The Daily Citizen on Dec. 29, 2021.
Ferrell E. Stokes
Ferrell E. Stokes, 78, of Searcy, Ark., passed away Dec. 25, 2021. He was born Sept. 25, 1943, in Glen Allan, Miss., to the late Madison Victor Stokes and Mamie Gertrude Ford Stokes. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Yvette Stokes Vanlandingham, and a brother, Kenneth Stokes... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Dec. 29, 2021.
Shirley Merriman Treadway
Shirley Merriman Treadway passed away Dec. 25, 2021. She was born May 22, 1939, in Conway, Ark., to the late Ed and Louise Henze. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and cherished her time with her family. She enjoyed traveling, reading, playing cards and bingo... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Dec. 29, 2021.
Monday, December 27, 2021
Sara Jane Lindsey
Sara Jane Lindsey, 83, of Beebe, Ark., went to be with the Lord Dec. 24, 2021. She was born Sept. 23, 1938, to Lester and Josephine Cranfill in Guntersville, Ala. Jane retired from Safeway Foods in Searcy. She is survived by her husband, Vernon Shine Lindsey; two children, Timothy... Read More
Smith Westbrook Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Dec. 27, 2021.
Terry Murphy
Terry Murphy, 68, of Searcy passed away on Dec. 21, 2021. He was born in Searcy, Ark., on Sept. 16, 1953, to Norma Burgin. Terry is survived by his wife, Suzanne; daughter, Mason Murphy of Searcy; stepdaughter, Autumn and husband, Jeremy Fultz, of Searcy; stepdaughter, Whitney and... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Dec. 27, 2021.
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Julia Marie Black
Julia Marie Black of Searcy, Ark., passed away at 102 years old on Dec. 14, 2021. She was born on Jan. 24, 1919, in Minot, N.D., to Rev. Clarence C. and Marie White. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 50 years (Robert); her son, Paul V. Black of Laguna Hills, Calif... Read More
Published in The Daily Citizen on Dec. 23, 2021.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Brenda Joyce Chalcroft
Brenda Joyce Chalcroft, age 56, of Beebe, Ark., passed away Dec. 18, 2021. She was born Aug. 9, 1965, to John Gilbert and Jacqueline Lee Stringfellow in Biloxi, Miss. She was a secretary for many years for several employers in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Brenda... Read More
Smith Westbrook Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Dec. 22, 2021.
Jim Gaines
Jim Gaines, 63, beloved son, brother and uncle, passed into heaven on Dec. 2, 2021. Jim was an avid hunter and true marksman who loved the outdoors. Well respected in the community and a lifelong Searcy native, he cared deeply for his family and all who knew him. Survivors include... Read More
Published in The Daily Citizen on Dec. 22, 2021.
Monday, December 20, 2021
Kenneth Lee Vaughan
Kenneth Lee Vaughan, 78, of Pangburn died Dec. 17. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. in the Searcy McEuen Chapel with burial following at Olive Branch Cemetery in Roosevelt. All... Read More
Searcy McEuen Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Dec. 20, 2021.
Friday, December 17, 2021
Bob J. Corbin
Bob J. Corbin of Searcy, Ark., passed away on Dec. 15, 2021, at his home. He was born Bobby Joe Corbin on July 10, 1933, in Norman, Okla., to Elvis and Jewel Corbin. As a young man, Bob excelled in sports, mainly golf, basketball, and baseball, at Norman High School, and played baseball... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Dec. 17, 2021.
Kelly Gray Holleman
Kelly Gray Holleman, 58, went home to the Lord on Dec. 16, 2021, at home. She was a devoted wife of 37 years to her husband, Tim Holleman. Born July 22, 1963, she was raised in Judsonia and later graduated from UCA in 1986. She was an active member of Mt. Bethel Church. She is survived... Read More
Searcy McEuen Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Dec. 17, 2021.
Jane Raiford
Jane Raiford, 91, of Searcy, went to be with Jesus on Dec. 13, 2021. She was born in Tuttle, Okla. She is preceded in death by her husband, D.C. Raiford; Elsie Wright, sister; and Dale Holland, brother. Survivors include son, Mark (Suzanne); grandchildren, Alex and Ben (Kailyn);... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Dec. 17, 2021.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Stacey Johnson-Washington
Mrs. Stacey Johnson-Washington of Beebe, Ark., passed on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. She leaves her precious memories to: husband, Rondall Washington of Beebe, Ark.; son: Courtney Toombs; and parents: Jerlene Owens Young Prowell and Joseph Graves. Celebration of life: St. Luke MBC, 8205... Read More
Published in The Daily Citizen on Dec. 15, 2021.
Cleve Newman Jr.
Mr. Cleve Newman Jr. of New Orleans, La., formerly of Helena, Ark., passed on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, in New Orleans, La. Service entrusted to: Heavenly Rest Funeral Home, 809 S. Main St. Searcy, AR 72143. (501) 203-4120 Read More
Published in The Daily Citizen on Dec. 15, 2021.
Monday, December 13, 2021
Carolyn Sue Blakey
Carolyn Sue Blakey, 79, of Searcy passed away on Dec. 12, 2021. She was born on July 16, 1942, in Searcy, Ark., to the late Clyde and Lucille Corbitt. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Edward Blakey; one sister Lynda Bailey; her daughters, Karen Hempstead of Jacksonville... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Dec. 13, 2021.
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