Mary Frances Allen

Frances Allen, 90, of Mist (Ashley County), passed away on July 14, 2017 at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Mississippi. A native and lifelong resident of Mist, Mrs. Allen was a graduate of Portland High School and a member of the Hamburg First United Methodist Church. She enlisted in the Women’s Army Corp and served from July 1949 until December 1952. She lived in New York for a short period of time for … Continued

Johnny Sammons

Johnny Sammons, 68, of Crossett, died on July 14, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. He grew up in Wilmot working on his family’s cotton farm with his four siblings until he joined the Marine Corps in 1969. As a Marine, he fought on the front lines and was injured several times during the Vietnam Conflict, earning him multiple Purple Hearts. During this time, he was captured by the Vietnamese along with thirty … Continued

Dorothy G. Vanderzwalm

Dorothy G. Vanderzwalm, 84, of Warren, died on Friday, July 14, 2017 at the John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado. She was a housewife and homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Warren. Mrs. Vanderzwalm was born on January 10, 1933 in Warren and was the daughter of the late Hugh Bradley Guynn and Mattie Reppond Guynn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, … Continued

Barbara L. Morgan Manues Abernathy

Barbara L. Morgan Manues Abernathy, 84, of Monticello passed away on Friday 14, 2017 at her home. She was born August 26, 1932 in Attala Co., Kosciusko, Mississippi to the late Jessie Irby Morgan and Juanita Sweatt Morgan. In addition to her parents and her husband, Harley Abernathy, Mrs. Abernathy was preceded in death by her sister, Earlene Jones and brothers, Paul Morgan, Clarence Morgan and Baby Morgan. She was a loving, caring, dedicated child … Continued

Sebastian Simon

Sebastian Simon, 60, of Warren, died on July 10, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born on August 30, 1956, in Mexico and was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Marcelino Simon. Survivors are his wife, Maria Juana DeSimon; two daughters, Agripina Simon of Rison and Teresa Sandoval of Warren; his mother, Eulalia Cuanas of Mexico; five brothers, two sisters and eight … Continued

Betty Ruth Massey

Betty Ruth Massey, 77, of Warren, died on July 12, 2017 at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. She was a retired deli manager at Mad Butcher in Warren and Smitty’s in Fordyce. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church and a graduate of the Fordyce High School. She loved playing bridge and cooking for her family. She was born on December 26, 1939 at Fordyce and was the daughter of the late Herbert … Continued

James Edwin Goggans

James Edwin Goggans, 76, of Herbine went to be with the Lord on July 11, 2017 at his home. Mr. Goggans was born on June 20, 1941 at Rison and was the son of the late John and Mabel Gavin Goggans. He attended Free Hill Free Will Baptist at Herbine. In addition to his parents, Mr. Goggans was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Parker. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Goggans of … Continued

Ruby Clark Wood

Ruby Clark Wood, 90, of Dumas passed away July 12, 2017 in Dumas. Born August 11, 1926 in Conway and was the daughter of the late, Vernon Ira Clark, Sr. and Ruby Pearl Shaw Clark. Mrs. Wood moved to Dumas in 1944 from Centerville, Arkansas. She married Thomas Riley Wood on November 13, 1948. She was a member of the Rankin Chapel Baptist Church and the Democrat Central Committee of Desha County. In addition to … Continued

Steven “Stevie” Ray Lane

Steven “Stevie” Ray Lane, 46 of Dumas, passed away on July 11, 2017 in Pine Bluff. He was Baptist and employed by Belleville in Dewitt. Mr. Land was born on October 13, 1970 in Dumas and was the son of Donald Ray and Frances Lane of Dumas. Survivors are his parents; his wife, Stacey Lane of Dumas; a son, Slater Lane of Dumas; a daughter, Amie Nelson of Dumas, two stepchildren, Nickolas Smith of Greenbrier … Continued

Gay Youngblood Gladden

Gay Youngblood Gladden, 75, of Monticello, passed away on July 11, 2017 at her home. She was born July 19, 1942 in Drew County and was the daughter of the late Ray Youngblood and Mattie Gibson Youngblood. Mrs. Gladdn had more than 30 years’ experience in accounting and administration for a variety of businesses, last working for Union Bank and Trust Company where she retired. She was previously employed at Commercial Bank as head bookkeeper, … Continued