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.
Loretta Ann Bonner, 44, passed away at her home in DeValls Bluff on September 12th, 2019. Loretta was born on October 22nd, 1974 to Edward Hendrix and Rachel Ballard Hendrix. She enjoyed scrapbooking and most of all trying her best to get the whole family together. If it had been six months since the last family reunion, to Loretta, it was time to schedule another one. She leaves behind a large family that includes her spouse of 19 years, Tracy Bonner; daughter Sarah Hendrix; three brothers, James (Debbie) Hendrix, Jason (Laura) Hendrix, Paul (Debby) Hendrix; along with many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Fowler Funeral Home c/o Bonner Fund PO BOX 785 Brinkley AR 72021. Memorial Services will be Saturday, September 14th at 3:00 pm at Fowler Funeral Home Chapel.
Calvin Lynn Tefteller Jr., 63, of Brinkley passed away on August 13th, 2019. He was born on February 3rd, 1956 to the late Calvin Lynn Tefteller Sr. and Glenda Sontag Tefteller. Calvin was a lifelong independent truck driver, who liked to hunt, fish, and spend time with his family. He is proceeded in death by his parents, and one brother, Donavan Tefteller. Those remaining to cherish his memory are his sister, Tina Tefteller, nephews, Blake (Brentee) Tefteller, and Andrew Tefteller, two great-nieces, Hadley Tefteller, and Parker Tefteller. And one sister-in-law Chantay Tefteller. To assist the family with the funeral expenses, please mail donations to Fowler Funeral Home c/o Tefteller Fund P.O. Box 785 Brinkley, AR.
Mary Marguerite Hamner, 89, of McCrory passed away surrounded by family on August 14, 2019. Mary was born November 13, 1929, in Malvern, Arkansas to the late John Howard Graves and Ava Mae Keisler Graves.
Mary was a proud retiree from Southwest Bell as a telephone operator. Mary enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, tending to her garden, and taking care of the children in the nursery at her church. While children were her passion, she enjoyed tremendously reading and traveling. Mary enjoyed spending time with her church groups such as Young at Heart, and Widows Well. She was a proud member of First Baptist Church of Brinkley.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Bonnie Hamner.
Those remaining to cherish her memory are her children; David (Shelly) Hamner of Brinkley, and Gail (Frank) Wallace of Brinkley; one brother, Donald Graves; along with her grandchildren; Desirae (Brian) Graves of McCrory, Kristie (Trap) Leon of Brinkley, Rachel (Matt) Hamner of Jonesboro, Jonathan Hamner of Jonesboro, Chrystal (late Chris Thompson) of Brinkley, Elizabeth (Oliver) Tschirschwitz of Bentonville; as well as her great-grandchildren; Aceson Tschirshwitz, Caitlin Harlan, Karlee Thompson, Gauge Kyle, Isaiah Leon, Keshun Leon, Jazlyn Love, Leland Boston, Ethan Dowden, and Amelia Woodard.
Visitation will be from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, August 16th at Fowler Funeral Home. Funeral service will be conducted at First Baptist Church of Brinkley on Saturday, August 17th at 10:00 am.
Margaret Anne Schoonover
October 16, 1947 - August 10, 2019
Margaret Anne Schoonover, 71, of Wheatley
passed away surrounded by family on August
10th, 2019. Margaret was born on October 16th,
1947 in Cotton Plant to the late Jack Bagget and
Vida Haynes Bagget.
Margaret retired from being a hotel manager
from Ramada Hotels. Margaret enjoyed sewing
and crocheting, playing solitaire on the computer,
and tending to her garden. After spending time
with her grandchildren, Margaret would enjoy
relaxing on the couch while watching TV.
She loved her family dearly;
her family loved her greatly.
She is proceeded in death by her parents,
and one son Bobby Lynn Bice.
Those remaining to cherish her memory are her
son, Tommy Bice, her daughters Cindy and
Charles (Hoppy) Tate, Samantha and John Glover,
Michelle and Bucky Six, and Nikki Schoonover and
Chris Baker. Her brother, Jack and Chandra
Bagget, and sisters, Barbara Shumate, Pam and
Bill Ellis, and Gwen Dobson.