Betty Gay Shuler

Betty Gay Shuler, 82, of Portland, died on July 3, 2015 outside of Portland. Mrs. Shuler was the owner of Gay’s Grab Bag for 30 years and she was very active in her community. She was a grant writer and helped to acquire millions of dollars to improve the Portland and Delta area. She helped in founding the Gus Pugh Park and assisted the Mayor of Portland in acquiring a Blue & You Grant to … Continued

Bertie Lee Beard Lord

Bertie Lee Beard Lord, 93, of Monticello, passed away on June 24, 2015 at the Woods Nursing and Rehab in Monticello. She was born April 23, 1922 in Drew County and was the daughter of the Selvin and Claudie Mae Fairchild Beard. She was the last of eight siblings to depart this life. Two grandsons also preceded her in death John Evans and Larry Cantrell, Jr. She married the love of her life, Jessie Vernon … Continued

Zellie Ann Mosley

  Zellie Ann Mosley, 84, of Star City, passed away on June 21, 2015 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was a graduate of Star City High School, Arkansas A&M (now UAM) and Henderson State University, all with honors. She was school teacher at Crossett and in Roswell, New Mexico, for a total of 43 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Star City and was a Youth Sunday School … Continued

James Victor Tiner

  James Victor Tiner, 89, of Little Rock, passed away on, June 20, 2015 at his home. He was was a retired management forester with the Arkansas Forestry Commission. After his service in the United States Air Force, Mr. Tiner earned a degree in Forestry from Arkansas A&M (now UAM). He worked as a Management Forester for the Arkansas Forestry Commission for more than 30 years and was a member of Westover Hills Presbyterian Church … Continued

Georgia E. Averett Etheridge

  Georgia E. Averett Etheridge, 61, of Monticello passed away on June 19, 2015 at Drew Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was born on August 20, 1953 at Dermott and was the daughter of the late Floyd David Averett and Annie D. Harris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Don Etheridge and one nephew, Alex Hawkins. She is survived by four sisters, … Continued

Billy Ray Higginbotham

Billy Ray Higginbotham, 59, of Hamburg, died June 17, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Higginbotham was a veteran of the United States Army, a carpenter and a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Sr. (Bunk) and Barbara Bates Higginbotham and his grandparents, Ardell & Iva Mae Bates and Gaston and Janie Higginbotham. He is survived by two daughters, Tiffany Crane of Kansas and Tracy … Continued

Margaret H. Chambers

Margaret H. Chambers, 94, of Hamburg, died on June 15, 2015 at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. She graduated from Conway High School and attended the Arkansas State Teachers College, now the University of Central Arkansas. She served as the Memorial Chairman for the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association of North Ashley County since 1961. She also served as chairman for the Arkansas Crippled Children and American Heart Association and … Continued

Emmett B. Smith

Emmett B. Smith, 75, of Lake Village, passed away on June 15, 2015 at his home in Lake Village. He was a retired self-employed video store owner/operator and a Baptist. He also worked for the railroad, worked in the grocery business and was a lab courier for different medical clinics. He enjoyed living on the lake, fishing, birdwatching, and feeding his squirrels. Mr. Smith was born on June 5, 1940 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and was … Continued

Marvin Odis Allen

Marvin Odis Allen, 91, of Monticello, passed away on June 14, 2015 at Belleview Nursing Home and Rehab in Monticello. Mr. Allen was a World War II United States Army veteran where he received the Purple Heart in combat. Upon returning home after the war, he was a carpenter and managed a dry cleaning and service station business. He then began a career in law enforcement in the Monticello Police Department where he retired as … Continued

John R. Dement

John R. Dement, 58, of Monticello, passed away on June 13, 2015 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Mr. Dement was a former Chief of Police at Star City before going to work at the Monticello Police Department. He started as a patrolman at Monticello, before being promoted to criminal investigator. Lt. Dement retired as Chief Investigator for the Monticello Police Department, ending a 30-plus year career in law enforcement. He was born March 18, … Continued