Harvey E. Barton

Harvey E. Barton, 87, died April 11, 2015 in Monticello. Mr. Barton was born on June 23, 1927 in Tyronza, Arkansas to Walter Whit Barton and Vera Barton. He was the sixth of ten children. At the age of 16, he volunteered for service in the United States Navy and served in the Pacific theater in World War II. Subsequent to his naval service, he received a Bachelor’s degree from Memphis State College in 1952. … Continued

Grover Leon Smith

  Grover Leon Smith, 78, of Collins, died April 10, 2015 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He grew up in the Wells Bayou Community and attended Dumas schools. After graduating high school Mr. Smith attended Arkansas A&M College (now University of Arkansas at Monticello) where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. While attending A&M, he played baseball and was named All A.I.C. Mr. Smith began his football coaching career in Star … Continued

Marlys Ann Cashion Turnage

Marlys Ann Cashion Turnage, 86, of Lake Village died peacefully in her home on April 10, 2015. She was born in Lake Village on February 14, 1929, to Myrtle and Elbert Cashion. Because she was a Valentine baby, Marlys thoroughly enjoyed celebrating her birthdays and was always remembered well with hundreds of cards. Marlys was a vibrant individual and loved others so well. She was most definitely a “people person.” Even after her stroke she … Continued

Stormie Rain Garrison

Stormie Rain Garrison, 3 months, of Arkansas City died April 9, 2015 at McGehee-Desha County Hospital in McGehee. Stormie was born January 3, 2015 in Little Rock. She was the daughter of Johnathan Garrison and Amanda (Lewis) Potter. She is survived by; her father Johnathan Garrison and mother Amanda (Lewis) Potter; Sister of four brothers: Andrew Potter, Johnathan Garrison II., Austin Garrison and Ayden Garrison all of Arkansas City, AR; ; grandparents, Jimmy and Connie … Continued

Willie Earnest Parker, Jr.

  Willie Earnest Parker, Jr., 66, of Star City, died April 8, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born April 18, 1948 in Yorktown to the late Willie Earnest Parker, Sr. and Viola Goins Parker. He was a member of St. Ollie Missionary Baptist Church and was a butcher for many years in Milwaukee, WI. Also preceding him in death were 2 brothers, John Henry Parker and Nathaniel Parker. Survivors include … Continued

Betty Mae Hamilton Waller

Betty Mae Hamilton Waller, 83, of Monticello, passed away on April 8, 2015, at Belleview Nursing Home and Rehab in Monticello. She was a retired office manager for Maxwell Hardwood. She also worked for Selma Timber Company as a bookkeeper and office manager under owners, Lyman Hall and Bill Eason. The love of her life was her husband, daughter and grandchildren. She enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening and sharing vegetables with her neighbors. Mrs. Waller was … Continued

Larry Handley

  Larry Handley, 71, of Monticello, died on April 5, 2015 at Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock. He attended Drew Schools and graduated in 1962. After high school, he joined the United States Army and he served in the Vietnam War until his discharge in 1975. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Mr. Handley was born December 19, 1943, in Cornerville to Densell Handley and the late Clementine … Continued

James Earl Ratliff

James Earl Ratliff, 64, of Dermott, passed away on April 5, 2015 in Monticello. Mr. Ratliff was born on August 19, 1950 in Phoenix, Arizona to the late James Mason and Wanda Jo Boykin Ratliff. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Amy Ratliff of Dermott; son, James Nathan Ratliff and his wife Lynsey of Tillar; daughters, Anna Faulkner and her husband, Newt of McGehee, Crystal Halley and her husband, … Continued

Aneta Ruth Addington Pace

Aneta Ruth Addington Pace, 83, of Wilmar passed away on April 5, 2015. She was a charter member of Greenhill Community Baptist Church where she served as church treasurer for 23 years and as a Sunday school teacher for kindergarten through third grade children. Mrs. Pace was a retired Union Bank employee. She served for a number of organizations at local and state levels. She served as treasurer for the Awana’s Club, chairman of Lady’s … Continued

Gwen McCabe Craig

Gwen McCabe Craig, 57, of Hamburg, died on April 1, 2015 at her residence. She was a native of Monticello and a resident of the Milo Community outside of Hamburg for the past 20 years. Mrs. Craig graduated from Drew Central High School in 1974 and from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1985. She was a Registered Nurse and a member of the Mt. Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church. She was a loving … Continued