William “Bill” Owens, Jr.

William “Bill” Owens, Jr., 91, of Monticello, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016 at The Woods Health and Rehab in Monticello. He was a retired boat builder for MonArk Boat Company, a United States Navy Veteran of World War II and a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Owens was born January 25, 1925 in Drew County and was the son of the late Will H. Owens, Sr. and Virgie Forrest … Continued

Billy Edward Temple

  Billy Edward Temple, 61, of Hermitage, died on May 29, 2016 at his home. He was a a retired master chief boiler tech in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Temple was born on February 5, 1955 at Warren and was the son of the late Norwood H. Temple and Willie Mae Temple. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Barbara Sue Temple. Survivors are a son Brian Temple of Warren; two daughters, Patricia Byrd … Continued

Sharon Kay Cruce Majors

  Sharon Kay Cruce Majors, 67, of Fayetteville formerly of McGehee, passed away on May 28, 2016. She was previously employed by Potlatch Paper Mill as an administrative assistant and was a member of First United Methodist Church in McGehee. Mrs. Majors was born on November 14, 1948 and was the daughter of the late Warner Cruce, Jr. and Jewel “Judy” Mae Lloyd Cruce. She is survived by her husband, Robert Majors of Fayetteville; two … Continued

Josue Ramirez Castillo

  Josue Ramirez Castillo, 15, of Hermitage, died on May 26, 2016 from injuries he sustained in an auto accident in Cleveland County. He was a student at Hermitage High School where he participated in FFA and was an honor student. He was also a member of the Church of Christ- Kingdom of God. He was born August 21, 2000 in Warren and was the son of Amadeo Castillo and Herlinda Ramirez of Hermitage. Survivors … Continued

Virginia Margaret Eubanks Irby

  Virginia Margaret Eubanks Irby, 93, of Atkins, formerly of Dumas, passed away on May 26, 2016. She was born on July 2, 1922 in Plainview, Arkansas and was the daughter of late Roscoe Eubanks and Ora Mills Eubanks Allen. She was preceded in death by her husband, S.W. Irby; a son, Steve Irby; and a grandson, Todd Irby. Survivors are her son, Carl Irby of Atkins; a sister, Maxine Vardaman of Texarkana; a grandson … Continued

Beatrice Tompkins Pearson

  Beatrice Tompkins Pearson, 86, of Monticello, passed away on May 25, 2016 at her home. She was a retired Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas at Monticello the widow of Robert Stanley Pearson. She was born on September 26, 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas and was the daughter of the late Jesse B. Tompkins and Martha B. Lake Tompkins. Survivors include her son, Ronald K. Pearson of West Hartford, Connicticut; a daughter, … Continued

Robert Stanley Pearson

  Robert Stanley Pearson, 88, of Monticello, passed away on May 25, 2016 at his home. He was a retired College Professor of Chemistry at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and a United States Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Tompkins Pearson. Mr. Pearson was born on August 12, 1927 in Lawrence, Kansas and was the son of the late John S. Pearson and Madge L. Widner Pearson. Survivors … Continued

Blanche Kendrick

  Blanche Kendrick, 89, of Madison, Tennessee, formerly of the Back Gate community near Dumas, passed away on May 25, 2016. She was married to Bill Kendrick for 38 years. They lived in the Back Gate community near Dumas until his death in 1984. She was active in the area as an Avon representative and especially loved participating in elections and worked on every occasion. In 2010, she moved to Madison, Tennessee with her daughters, … Continued

Frances McHan Riley

Frances McHan Riley, 84, of McGehee, passed away on May 23, 2016. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a 31-year member of the Order of Amaranth, a past Grand Royal Matron Order of Amaranth, and a past Grand Ester of Order of Eastern Star. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and a former employee of the McGehee Glove Factory. Mrs. Riley was born November 18, 1931 … Continued

Ty Smith

Ty Smith, 23, of Crossett, died on May 22, 2016 as a result of an automobile accident. He attended Abiding Faith Christian School, was a structural fitter, and worked construction. He recently graduated from John 3:16 Ministries. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his grandmother, Fay Smith. He is survived by his mother, Michelle Clark Andrews and husband, Chesley, of Crossett; his father, Shane Smith and wife, Carmen, of … Continued