Imogene Geneva Suggett
June 15 1924 - November 19 2019
Imogene Geneva Suggett, 95, passed away surrounded by family on November 19, 2019, in Stuttgart, Arkansas. She was born in McRae, Arkansas on June 15, 1924, to the late Harley Carrigan and Maud DuBoise Carrigan. Also preceding Imogene in death are her husband of 56 years, John T. Suggett; two brothers Harley Carrigan, and Conway Carrigan; four sisters, Annie Laura Kirk, Lucille Kirk, Aileen Taylor, and Elizabeth Szarowicz. Those remaining to cherish Imogene’s memory are one son, Charles (Pam) Suggett of Lumberton, Texas; one daughter, Shirley (Clifford) Burdett, of Stuttgart, Arkansas; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; along with many other family and friends. Imogene was also known to be called by other endearing names, including Momma or Mamaw, by her family; and she had a unique way to make each family member feel like they were her favorite. She was a working woman who would rather sit and talk over coffee than clean the house. She always had a dessert made, just in case someone stopped by. She often stayed up late reading a good book but was still willing to get up early to make biscuits from scratch. She loved to talk on the phone. Sometimes about nothing at all, and other times about everything. She loved quilting and was a great storyteller. She had many ‘good ole country’ sayings that usually made us laugh. After she was widowed in 2000, she continued to live alone, caring for her home and mowing her two-acre yard until she was 93 years old. Imogene was a longtime member of both the American Legion of Holly Grove and the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and before church, it was not uncommon for her to get her shotgun and take out an armadillo that was digging holes in her yard. She loved to be outside and was able to plant a stick and grow a tree. Along with all this, she was a Domino Queen. No matter what another played she would score and always was the winner. Today she is a winner in heaven. A winner of a new body with a crown glistening with jewels at peace in the presence of Jesus hearing the words found in Matthew 25:21 – “Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant”.
Funeral services will be held at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church ourside of Clarendon on Friday, November 22nd at 11:00 am with visitation one-hour prior. Burial to follow at Shiloh Cemetery, just east of Clarendon.
Rosie Elizabeth Sieber
June 14 1924 - november 15 2019
Rosie Elizabeth Sieber, 95, of Searcy, passed away on November 15, 2019. Elizabeth was born on June 14, 1924,
in Cotton Plant to the late Ernest Rhodes and Ethel Fowler.
Elizabeth was very active and had many hobbies including crafting, quilting, and sewing. She won hundreds of Blue Ribbons at County Fairs. When not crafting, she could be found in her vegetable garden. Elizabeth loved to can food and jelly fruits. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary along with the Home Demonstration Club and the East Central Arkansas CB Radio Club. She also spent many years on their farm chopping and picking cotton.
She is survived by two sons; Thomas Sieber and late wife Sue Sieber of Scott, and Carl Sieber of Michigan; three daughters; Ila and late husband Leland Kinder of Michigan, Peggy and late husband Carl Sullivan of Searcy, Nadine and husband Bob Freeland of Jacksonville. Along with two sisters; Bonice and late husband Paul Crenshaw of Booneville, AR and Flora and husband Terry Terrell of Texas; and one son-in-law, Dewey McGee;
15 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and a collection of
other family and friends.
Elizabeth is preceded in death by her husband,
Harvel T. Sieber; one daughter, Karen McGee; one infant brother; and three sisters; Ruby Morris, Aurvis Langley,
and Polly Coley.
Services will be held on November 19th at 1:00pm at Fowler Funeral Home. Burial at Hunter Cemetery.
Herbert "Herb" Brechtel
Jul 14 1929 - Nov 1 2019
Herbert 'Herb' Henry Brechtel, 90, passed away in Stuttgart, AR on November 1st, 2019. He was born in Ulm, AR on July 14th, 1929 to the late Henry Frank Brechtel and Bertha Timmerman Brechtel. Herb was a lifelong resident of the Ulm area and was a longtime member of the Ulm Hunting Club; if an animal was in hunting season, Herb would shoot at it. After his honorable discharge from the United States Army, Herb went back home and became a cattle and rice farmer. Preceded in death are his parents; two brothers, Howard Brechtel, and Wilburn "Fat" Brechtel; and two sisters, Lucille Davis, and Lillian Madden. Survivors include one sister, Lorene (late Ervin) Schroeder; along with other friends and family including several nieces, nephews, cousins. Graveside service will be at Ulm Cemetery on Thursday, November 7th at 10:00 am.
Elsie Boyle (wife, mother, grandmother/grandmuddy), 84, died October 29th, 2019, with her husband and family by her side in Brinkley, Arkansas. She was born August 13th, 1935, at her home in Rich, Arkansas, to James Arthur Terry and Harriet Mull Terry. She graduated Valedictorian from Brinkley High School. She met the love of her life, Robert Boyle, at church and were married on October 31, 1954. They celebrated 64 years (a couple of days short of 65 years) of marriage together. Elsie was a Brinkley public high school secretary for many years. She was an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church since its founding in 1951 where she also served as a Sunday school teacher, Brinkley squares (square dancing) for 25 years, scrap happy quilting club, home economics board member, and Lutheran’s ladies aid organization. Her interests, aside from all the organizations she was involved in, included spending time with her family, sewing, quilting, and crocheting, oil painting, playing the piano, gardening, completing crossword puzzles, and baking. Elsie is survived by husband, Robert Boyle; one daughter, Janice (Herman) Reeves; one son, Bobby (Linda) Boyle; five grandchildren, Jeremy, Colby, and Shane Thompson, Bethany (Josh) Proffit, and Lauree Bartholomew; along with one great-grandchild, Kenzie (Ryan) McGaughey. She is preceded in death by three brothers, James Arthur (Buster) Terry, Bobby Dean Terry, and baby boy Johnny; one sister, Barbara Anne Noah, and one son-in-law, Dwight Thompson. Visitation will be held Friday, November 1st at Fowler Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 pm followed by the funeral Saturday at 10:00 am at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Rich, Arkansas, with interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, Brinkley. Memorials may be sent to Our Savior Lutheran Church or Upper Cemetery.
Jeffery Lyn Williams
Aug 31 1945 - Oct 12 2019
Jeffery Lyn Williams, 74, of Biscoe, went to his heavenly home on October 12th, 2019. He was born in Des Arc, Arkansas, on August 31, 1945, to the late Clyde and Dena Williams.
Jeff is preceded in death by his brother, Arlie Williams, and two sisters, Debra and Patsy Williams.
He leaves behind his loving sister, Erma (Buddy) Jackson of Biscoe; his daughters, Leanne Williams of Wheatley, and Cecily Williams of Brinkley; nieces, Dena (Wayne) Moore and Sherry (Brian) Gowan, and nephew, James (Renae) Jackson all of Biscoe. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
Jeff had an “outstanding sense of humor” that kept his family and friends laughing. He attended Assembly of God Church in Biscoe and enjoyed the sermons that Pastor Whittaker delivered every Sunday.
While our hearts are heavy, and we are sad; we know he is in the loving arms of Jesus and we will see him again one day.
The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the staff at Chambers Nursing Home for their wonderful care of our loved one and to Denise Kenzel who will always hold a special place in our heart.
Visitation was Monday, October 14, 2019, at the Assembly of God Church in Biscoe. Funeral Services will be at 3:00pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at the Assembly of God Church in Biscoe. Burial will be at Whipporwill Cemetery in Des Arc.
May 8 1965 - Sept 30 2019
Edna E’Laine Chastain, 54, lost her battle on earth and went home on September 30th, 2019 in Searcy, AR. She began her earthly journey on May 8th, 1965 in Brinkley, AR to Joe T. Davis and Barbara Baggett Davis. E’Laine was the eldest of three girls whom she adored. She is attended Brinkley High School and throughout her life, she insisted on being called E’Laine. She married Stanley Chastain in 1998 and spent the rest of her 21 years with him. She may not have had children, but she adored her nieces and nephews as her own. She loved her dogs so much that she will be buried with the one’s already past and cremated. Whereas, she loved her animals, her family was loved the most. E‘Laine enjoyed many activities, including a fascination with the paranormal activities, cooking meals for her dogs, and making dry bologna sandwiches for Stanley. She also enjoyed online shopping and traveling to Louisiana to visit family. E’Laine was very strong minded and always voiced her opinion. It was almost impossible to change her mind once it was made up. She had an all or nothing attitude. E’Laine was always willing to help anyone who needed it. The recent years took a toll on her health and for the last few months she adored having her niece, Brooklyn, assist with daily tasks that needed to be done.
E’Laine is preceded in death by her father, Joe; and nephew, Jeremy Lance. She leaves behind her spouse, Stanley; mother, Barbara; one brother, Joseph Davis Jr.; two sisters, Wendy Ann Jones, Susan (Keith) Bragg; three nephews, Matthew (Maegan) Hood, Bradshaw (Cindy) Weatherford, Ricky Weatherford; four nieces, Amanda (Justin) Carson, Heather (Jason) Crosby, Brooklyn Weatherford, and Emily DePriest; four great-nephews, Colby Crosby, Easton Pruitt, Keaton Pruitt, and Ryan Carlson; and four great-nieces Mckaynzie Crosby, Ella Carlson, Zada Dawson, and Leona Berry, along with a host of other family and friends.
Howard Milton Lawson age 96 passed away on September 18, 2019, at Christian Care Center in Memphis, Tn. Howard was born August 30, 1923, at Posey, Arkansas to Milton Robert Lawson and Bessie Bradney Lawson. He was a 1941 graduate of Wheatley, Arkansas high school, and a farmer until 1950 and came to Memphis, Tn. in 1951. From 1953 to 1981 Howard was a Memphis police officer achieving the rank of lieutenant. After retirement, he became chief of security for Le Bonheur Hospital in Memphis.
Howard became a musician at the age of 40 taking up the mandolin and was one of the most accomplished Blue Grass singers and players in the Memphis area. Many of the top players in Memphis were inspired by him at an early age.
Howard was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years Audrey Jean Lawson and grandson Robert Howard Lawson.
He leaves behind two sons Bobby Lawson and wife Carolyn of Memphis, Tn. and Jerry Lawson and wife Brenda of Collierville, Tn. one grandson Brady Randal Lawson of Collierville, Tn.
Any donations please send to St. Jude Hospital.
Dorothy Maxine Mathews, 90 of Clarendon, Ar passed away September 15, 2019. She was born in Quitman, Texas on December 29, 1928 to the late James Hayes and Helen Ross Hayes.
Dorothy was a homemaker who loved to work in her garden and to grow roses. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and sing hymns to them.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Atha William Mathews, son Danny Mathews, brothers Johnny Hayes and Gene Hayes, sisters Emma Jean Ivy and Betty Hill, and son-in-laws Lonnie Stinnett and Herbert Sullins.
Those remaining to cherish her memory are three children; Bobby Mathews (Beverly), Carolyn Stinnett, and Doris Sullins; three sisters; Tabby Stuberfield, Margie Cox, and Diane Crosby; eight grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held at Shady Grove, Clarendon, AR.
Melvin O. Cook
May 29, 1935 - September 13, 2019
Melvin O. Cook, 84, of Beebe (formerly of Brinkley) passed from this life Friday, September 13th, 2019 with family by his side. He was born in the Cypress Ridge Township of Monroe County on May 29th, 1935 to Willie A and Nellie Phillips Cook. While many people may be lucky to find one love in life, he was blessed to have been married to two wonderful ladies. He was married to Wilma Bailey Cook, the mother of his children, for 42 years, and she preceded him in death in 1998. In 2006, he married Kathy Nokes who has loved and cared for him through good times and illnesses. One of his greatest joys was dancing and for the last 30 years, he could be found most Saturday nights two-stepping at Senior Citizen centers. In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, JB Cook, Raymond Cook, Harold Cook, and Ray Evans; two sisters, Betty Morris and Carolyn Terry; son-in-law, Larry Blackwell; and stepson, Darrell Nokes. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; his children, Cheryl Blackwell, Barry Cook, and Lynette (Mark) Herbst; a stepson, Micheal Nokes; sister, Mary Lou (Bob) Scallorn; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jonathan) Short, Shane Blackwell, Derrek (Tracy) Nokes, Alexis (Robert) Roberson, Alesha (Casey) Sanders; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Dustin, Matthew, Emma, Chayse, Kayley, Bailey, Gage, and Kaselyn; one great-great-grandchild, Jayden; and a number of nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, Our Savior Lutheran Church, or your favorite charity. The family extends a special thank you to Trisha, LaDonna, Nicole, and Mary Helen of Arkansas Hospice for their care and concern.
Funeral service will be Sunday, September 15th at 2:00 pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Rich. Vistation will be one hour prior. Burial at Upper Cemetery.