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Kevin Michael Bennett
Kevin Michael Bennett, age 51, of Sherwood, Ark., passed away peacefully on Oct. 21, 2021, from pancreatic cancer.Kevin was born in Little Rock, Ark., on Nov. 5, 1969, to Mike and Kathy Bennett of Sherwood. Kevin was a loving son, brother and father. He loved the outdoors and was... Read More
Smith - North Little Rock Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 25, 2021.
Billy R. Shands
Billy R. Shands, 85, left this earth to join his loving Savior on Oct. 23, 2021. He was born April 13, 1936, in Letona, Ark., to the late William Earl and Dorothy (Saunders) Shands.Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 62 years, Jane Shands; one daughter, Gina Shands Ramey (Fred)... Read More
Searcy McEuen Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 25, 2021.
Donald Harold Thomason
Donald Harold Thomason, the oldest son of Zolan Thomason and Geneva (Thompson) Thomason, recently celebrated his 80th birthday with his large, loving family. He was born on Oct. 3, 1941. Don passed from this life to be with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 21, 2021.Don enjoyed hunting... Read More
Bradford Memorial Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 25, 2021.
Marjorie Estell Gentry Williams
Marjorie Estell Gentry Williams, 95, formerly of Kensett, recently of Providence Assisted Living, Searcy, Ark., died Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Marjorie was born Feb. 14, 1926, to Roy Jefferson Gentry and Willma Vada Hughes Gentry in Letona, Ark.Mrs. Marjorie graduated from Kensett High... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 25, 2021.
Friday, October 22, 2021
Melvin Cooley
Melvin Cooley, age 89, of Bald Knob passed away at his home on the morning of Oct. 20, 2021. He was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Bald Knob, Ark.He is preceded in death by his mother, Marguerite Moody Cooley Burchfield; baby sister, Glenda Louise Cooley; and two grandsons, Jordan Michael... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Bald Knob
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 22, 2021.
Michael Platt
Michael Platt, 56, of Searcy passed away Sept. 25, 2021. He was born Oct. 25, 1964, in Harrisonville, Mo., to Thomas Platt and Peggy Jo Baker Platt.Michael was one of Jehovah's Witnesses of Searcy and was employed at Walmart Distribution of Searcy. Michael had a big heart and everyone... Read More
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 22, 2021.
Monday, October 18, 2021
Bonnie Sue Davis
Bonnie Sue Davis departed her loving family on Oct. 13, 2021, at the age of 61. Born in Mobile, Ala., on Feb. 2, 1960, to the late Robert and Catherine Bartlett. Services will be held at Open Arms Assembly of God in Beebe on Oct. 19, 2021, at 10 a.m. Read More
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 18, 2021.
Friday, October 15, 2021
Bonnie Lee Belcher (Barber)
On Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, Bonnie Lee (Barber) Belcher of Searcy, Ark., passed away at the age of 88 years. Bonnie was born in Batesville, Ark., on May 11, 1933, to David L. Barber and Lutie Jones Barber Taylor.On Nov. 25, 1954, she married Elmer Earl Belcher. They enjoyed 64 years... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 15, 2021.
Brenda Gail Colbert
Brenda Gail Colbert, 70, of Searcy passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. She was born Jan. 20, 1951, in Searcy to the late Willis Eugene and Alice Louise Coles Colbert.Brenda had a 40-year career with Land O'Frost, ending her employment as a scheduler in 2015. She enjoyed attending... Read More
Moore's Cabot Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 15, 2021.
Raymond Fisher
Raymond Fisher, 71, of Judsonia passed away Oct. 12, 2021, at his residence. He was born May 22, 1950, at Jefferson City, Mo., to the late Paul and Vernettia Bryan Fisher.Mr. Fisher was of the Baptist faith and a Army veteran of Vietnam. He was very mechanically inclined and loved... Read More
Sullivan Funeral Care
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 15, 2021.
Jerry Ray McFadden
Jerry Ray McFadden was born on June 4, 1939, in Kensett, Ark., to Newton Floyd and Minnie Lee (Smith) McFadden. On Oct. 9, 2021, he passed peacefully from this life into eternity at the age of 82.He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara McFadden; his children: Sherry Rene'... Read More
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 15, 2021.
Helen Taylor Walls
Helen Taylor Walls passed away on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, in Searcy, Ark., with her children by her side. Helen was born on Sunday, Feb. 10, 1935, in Butlerville, Lonoke County, Ark., the youngest child of James Henry Taylor and Ora Nettie (Proctor) Taylor. At age 55, her father delivered... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 15, 2021.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Linda Joyce Austin (Johnson)
Linda Joyce (Johnson) Austin, 73, of McRae, Ark., went home to rest with Jesus on Oct. 11, 2021. She was born on Jan. 2, 1948, in Searcy, Ark., to the late Jefferson Johnson and Jetta Faye Salmon Johnson.She met her husband, Tommy, at Powell's Department Store in Beebe, while he was... Read More
Smith Westbrook Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 13, 2021.
Henry Byars Gilliam Jr.
Henry Byars Gilliam Jr. entered into eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Oct. 9, 2021, at 95 years of age. Henry was born April 17, 1926, in Searcy to H.B. and Fannie Rogers Gilliam. He was a resident of London, Ark., and a deacon of London First Baptist Church... Read More
Roller-Cox Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 13, 2021.
Dr. Mike James
Dr. Mike James, 75, of Searcy, Ark., died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Mike was born Sept. 24, 1946, in his hometown of Kennett, Mo. Mike was a retired Distinguished Professor of Communication at Harding University and an elder at the College Church of Christ in Searcy.Mike was preceded... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 13, 2021.
Kenneth Maurice Levey
Kenneth Maurice Levey, age 83, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 10, 2021. He was born on July 15, 1938, to Harold Woodrow Levey and Melba Josephine Lewis Levey in Fort Worth, Texas. On March 19, 1993, he married the love of his life, Jacqueline Opal Davis Levey.Kenneth is preceded... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 13, 2021.
James Eugene "Jim" McAllister
James "Jim" Eugene McAllister was born on June 21, 1935, in Griffithville, Ark., to Stewart and Alpha (Laferney) McAllister. James also had a stepmom whom they called Cousin Abbie and a stepdad named Thadrick "Mark" Lane (all preceded in death). James was a cherished brother to Evelyn... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 13, 2021.
Monday, October 11, 2021
Donna Lou Wright Baines
Donna Lou Wright Baines, age 68, from Searcy, Ark., died in her home surrounded by family and friends on Oct. 7, 2021. Donna met the love of her life, John Baines, while attending high school. They married in 1972 and were happily married for 49 years.The memorial service will be... Read More
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 11, 2021.
Shirley Jean Brock
On Sept. 29, 2021, Shirley Jean Florine Brock left this earthly realm and joined our Heavenly Father. Daughters and son-in-law were by her bedside. No matter how sick she was, she always shared a smile and love for others.Shirley stayed young and through her, we know what resilience... Read More
Hennessey Funeral Home & Crematory - Division St.
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 11, 2021.
Jo Ann Osborne Coyle
Jo Ann Osborne Coyle, 82, passed away Oct. 9, 2021, peacefully with her family by her side.She was born to the late Joe and Dixie Osborne on May 1, 1939, in Wilmington, Ohio. She is also preceded in death by her sister, Judy Lipps.She married Dwight Coyle in 1962 and they lived together... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 11, 2021.
Johnny Arnold Huckeby
Johnny Arnold Huckeby, 72, of Bald Knob passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at home. He was born Sept. 5, 1949, in Gregory to the late John Albert and Gladys Irene (Black) Huckeby. Johnny was a retired pipeline heavy equipment operator and an over-the-road truck driver. He was a member... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Bald Knob
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 11, 2021.
Bernice Edward Morris
Bernice Edward Morris, 97, of Searcy, Ark., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. Ed was born May 11, 1924, in Judsonia, Ark., to the late Burnice A. Morris and Rosie (Edwards) Morris. Ed professed his faith in the salvation provided by Jesus prior to his death and looked... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 11, 2021.
Friday, October 8, 2021
Sharon Lindsey Culpepper (Meme)
Sharon (Meme) Lindsey Culpepper went to be with her Lord on Oct. 4, 2021, at her home in Sherwood, Ark.She was born Oct. 22, 1949, in Pangburn, Ark., to the late William (Bill) Thomas and Mary Kathryn Lindsey.She grew up in the Pangburn area and graduated from Pangburn High School... Read More
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 8, 2021.
Sherman Eames
Sherman Eames, 68, of McRae passed away Oct. 7, 2021, at Unity Health in Searcy. He was born Oct. 23, 1952, at West Helena, Ark., to the late Sherman and Francis Thrower Eames.Mr. Eames graduated from Central High School in Helena and received an associate's degree from Phillips County... Read More
Sullivan Funeral Care
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 8, 2021.
Harley Kate Nelson
On Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 our little angel, Harley Kate Nelson, only 4 days old, went to be with Jesus. She was born on Oct. 1, 2021, in Searcy, Ark., to Dustin Nelson and Lisa McIver.Harley is survived by her parents; two brothers, Brantley and Riley; grandmother, Nina McIver; uncle... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 8, 2021.
Thomas Richard "Rick" Storey
Thomas Richard "Rick" Storey passed away, peacefully, on Sept. 23, 2021. Rick is survived by his wife, Martha Storey; and his children, Ken and Karen Yarbrough, Kimberly Storey-Mapes and Wendy Storey-Chambers. He has three grandchildren, Eddie Mapes, Nathan Chambers and Addison Chambers... Read More
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 8, 2021.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Verla Birdsong
Verla Birdsong, 85, of Kensett passed away Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at her home. She was born June 20, 1936, in Bald Knob to the late Earl C. and Lorene (Harris) Collins. She worked at The Daily Citizen in the ad department for 20 years. Verla attended the First Baptist Church in Kensett... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Bald Knob
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 6, 2021.
Lawrence Ronald Britton Jr.
Lawrence Ronald Britton Jr. (Ronnie), age 73, of Searcy passed away on Oct. 4, 2021. He was born in Forrest City to the late Lawrence and Virginia (Jerri) Britton on July 4, 1948.He graduated from Searcy High School in 1966, earned a college degree from UCA and retired as an employee... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 6, 2021.
Florence Mary Stephens
Florence Mary Stephens, 75, entered the arms of her Savior on Sept. 29, 2021. She was born on May 15, 1946, in Los Angeles, Calif., to the late Laurence and Margaret (Moulton) Davis.Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Michael Stephens and Jon (April) Stephens; one daughter, Janie... Read More
Searcy McEuen Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 6, 2021.
Monday, October 4, 2021
Billie Jewell Lassiter
Billie Jewell Lassiter, 91, of Searcy passed away on Sept. 25, 2021. Visitation: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, from 5-7 p.m. at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home in Searcy. Funeral services: Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at 10 a.m. at West Race Baptist Church in Searcy.Online guestbook: roller funeralhomes... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 4, 2021.
Hazel Ruth Osborne
Hazel Ruth Osborne, 88, of Searcy, Ark., passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. She was born Sept. 19, 1933, in Searcy to Millard Maddock and Alta Rose English Maddock. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Burnice Osborne; son, Tim Osborne; granddaughter, Mykila Donaldson... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 4, 2021.
Friday, October 1, 2021
Lowell Wray Harris
Lowell Wray Harris, 92, of Searcy went to be with the Lord, Thursday, Sept. 30, at Unity Health-White County Medical Center. He was born Dec. 18, 1928, in Bloomfield, Iowa, to the late Glen and Kate (Farley) Harris.Lowell was a member of West Side Church of Christ. He built two churches... Read More
Searcy McEuen Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 1, 2021.
Carol A. Jones
Carol A. Jones, 76, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., formerly of Heber Springs, Ark., passed away at home on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, with her loving family at her side.A private memorial service was held Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home in Clarksville, Tenn. Interment... Read More
Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 1, 2021.
Charlene Meredith (Fritts)
Charlene (Fritts) Meredith, age 86, of White Bear Lake, Minn., went peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. Charlene was born in Denmark, Ark., on Jan. 27, 1935, to her parents, Mary and Roy Fritts.Charlene is survived by her twin brother, Charles Fritts, of Tucson... Read More
Published in The Daily Citizen on Oct. 1, 2021.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Mary Carolyn Henry
Mary Carolyn Henry, 66, of Batesville died Sept. 27, 2021. She was born in Batesville to Paul K. Henry and Gloria Virginia (Southerland) Henry on Aug. 2, 1955.Mary was a graduate of Batesville High School and Lyon College. While at Lyon College, she was a member of the Lassie's Ensemble... Read More
Roller-Crouch Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Sep. 29, 2021.
Billie Jewell Lassiter
Billie Jewell Lassiter, 91, of Searcy passed away on Sept. 25, 2021. She was born Oct. 24, 1929, in Magness, Ark., to Otis and Ella Grisham Flippo. She attended Batesville High School and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Home Economics. She taught many young... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Sep. 29, 2021.
Doris June Reed
Doris June Reed, 65, Searcy went to rest on Monday, Sept. 27, at Unity Health-White County Medical Center. Doris was born Feb. 10, 1956, in Searcy, Ark., to Clarence and Billie June (Bench) Moore.Doris loved to hunt. She was a wonderful cook. Doris treasured her family and loved to... Read More
Searcy McEuen Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Sep. 29, 2021.
Monday, September 27, 2021
Carolyn Jean Exum
Carolyn Jean Exum, 79, of Searcy, Ark., passed away Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Exum, her parents and five of her siblings. Carolyn is survived by her three children, George (Linda) Exum, Lee Anne (Craig) Russell and John (Andrea) Exum... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Sep. 27, 2021.
Dale Edwin Lawson
Dale Edwin Lawson, 69, of Bald Knob died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at Oakdale nursing facility in Judsonia. He was born to Raymond and Gearldean Lawson at George Air Force Base in Victorville, Calif., on March 26, 1952.He is survived by his siblings, Gary (Kathy) Lawson of Searcy and... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Bald Knob
Published in The Daily Citizen on Sep. 27, 2021.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Lucile M. Dickerson
Lucile M. Dickerson, 88, of Searcy passed away, Sept. 21, 2021. She was born to the late Joseph H. and Mayma C. Alexander Solida in Pleasant Plains, Ark., on May 18, 1933.She attended school in Pleasant Plains until marrying James Arthur Dickerson in 1951. They lived in Indianapolis... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Sep. 24, 2021.
Ricky Lynn Pyle
Ricky Lynn Pyle, 59, of Newport died Sept. 23, 2021, at White River Medical Center-Batesville. Services pending. Read More
Published in The Daily Citizen on Sep. 24, 2021.
Ralph A. Worley
Ralph A. Worley, age 97, passed into his heavenly life on Sept. 23, 2021. He was born to Thomas A. Worley and Irene Eno Worley on Feb. 25, 1924, in Swifton, Ark. He married Talmadge "Tiss" Bradley Worley on April 4, 1947.Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Tiss, his parents,... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Sep. 24, 2021.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Tony Horton
Tony Horton of Searcy, Ark., went home to celebrate a new life with his precious Lord on Sept. 19, 2021. Born in Murray, Ky., on his sweet mama's birthday, Tony truly was a gift to parents Nick and Frankie. As the oldest of four boys, Tony shared a special bond with his brothers Nick... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Searcy
Published in The Daily Citizen on Sep. 22, 2021.
Margie Norean Sloate James
Margie Norean Sloate James, 84, of Higginson went to be with the Lord on Sept. 21, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born June 29, 1937, in Kensett, Ark., to Otho Sylvester Sloate and Arpy Louvena Spradlin Sloate. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her... Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Bald Knob
Published in The Daily Citizen on Sep. 22, 2021.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Ronald "Dave" Barnhouse
Ronald "Dave" Barnhouse, 66, of Pleasant Plains died Friday. Graveside: 2 p.m. Monday, McMullin Cemetery by Powell Funeral Home, Bald Knob-Judsonia.www.powellfuneralhome.net Read More
Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Bald Knob
Published in The Daily Citizen on Sep. 20, 2021.
L. Gene Hightower
L. Gene Hightower, age 91, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sept. 11, 2021. He was born on Feb. 27, 1930, to Alice (Givens) and Thurman Hightower in Izard County, Ark. Gene grew up in Searcy, Ark., and became a licensed pilot at age 16, the youngest ever in the entire state... Read More
Published in The Daily Citizen on Sep. 20, 2021.
Katelyn Hawkins Moran
Katelyn Hawkins Moran, 30, of Beebe died Sept. 14, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., after a long battle with COVID.Survivors include, husband, Joseph R. Moran of Beebe; son, Reid A. Moran; daughter, Kinsley J. Moran; parents, Kathy and Jerry Harris of Austin and... Read More
Smith Westbrook Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Sep. 20, 2021.
Ralph Theobald
Ralph Theobald, beloved spouse, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on Sept. 16, 2021, at the age of 93. His vocation was radiology. He was the son of Otto and Esther Heinhorst Theobald of Mason City, Ill. He had one sister, Hilda Koryus.Ralph was married to Eleanor... Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Sep. 20, 2021.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Karen Jan Bishop
Karen Jan Bishop, 66, of Searcy died Sept. 15, 2021. Arrangements will be announced by Roller-Daniel Funeral Home. For online obit, www.rollerfuneralhomes.com. Read More
Roller-Daniel Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Sep. 17, 2021.
Adam Charles Edwards
Adam Charles Edwards, 33, of Bald Knob died Sunday, Sept. 12, at his home. He was born Feb. 21, 1988, in Holland, Mich.Adam loved to hunt, fish and go back-roading all while enjoying a cold beer. He was a kindhearted person who was always smiling. Adam was a very hard worker. He was... Read More
Searcy McEuen Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Citizen on Sep. 17, 2021.
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