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.
James "Larry" Butler
October 7, 1955 - July 18, 2019
James Larkin "Larry" Butler, 63, passed away on July 18th, 2019 at his home in Cotton Plant. It was also in Cotton Plant where he was born on October 7th, 1955 to the late Lewis Gray Butler and Lila Majors Butler. Larry graduated from high school there as well before going to Jonesboro to get his Bachelors of Science in Microbiology from Arkansas State University. Once he completed college, Larry returned to Cotton Plant and became an accomplished woodworker specializing in repairing antiques. He also worked for Stewman's part-time before becoming a full-time mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. He would retire after 25 years with the post office. Larry was a member of the Richmond Masonic Lodge # 94 since 1989 and the McRoy Lodge Colony 190 since 2008, along with being an Honorary Member of Brinkley Lodge # 295. Over the ensuing years, he became a Master Mason, served as the Secretary of the Richmond Lodge and was a Deputy Grand Lecturer for the state of Arkansas. Larry was also a proud volunteer fireman and was awarded "Fireman of the Year" in 1996. Larry enjoyed a passion for hunting and fishing. He would shoot at any game that was in season and enjoyed fishing Bayou Deview. For over 15 years, Larry coached and passed on a love of baseball to his nephew, Houston.
Larry is preceded in death by both parents; one sister, Martha Dorman; and one niece, Christi Dippel. He leaves behind two brothers, Gary (Esta Lee) Butler, and Gray (Lee) Butler; four nephews, Houston Dorman, Dane Butler, Alex Butler, and Christopher Butler; one niece, Cassandra Butler; one great-nephew, Andrew Dippel; and three great-nieces, Mackenzie Butler, Bailey Powell, and Emily Dippel.
Memorial Service Pending.
Ronnie Long Sr
July 12, 1938 - July 2, 2019
Ronnie Long Sr., 80, of Moro, passed away surrounded by family on July 2nd, 2019. He was born on July 12th, 1938 in Palestine to the late Arthur Dewey Long and Cassie Elma Darby. Ronnie was a proud farmer and construction worker. He loved his John Deere so much that he would mow the lawn even when it didn’t need it; Ronnie enjoyed operating heaving earth-moving equipment, especially, bulldozers and trackhoes. He also liked to treat others with as many meals of fish as they could stand. Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Kenneth Long, Joe Long, A.D Long Jr, R.C. Long, and Buddy Long. Along with his sisters; Dorris Lindsey, and Vivian Jackson. Those remaining to cherish his memory are his sons; Ronnie Long, Shawn (Lisa) Long, and Dale (Deana) Long. Along with his daughter; Laura Litton; sisters; Bonnie Barret, and Betty Sue Umfress; ten grandchildren; Blake Long, Katie Duke, Holly Antony, Amber Estes, Lauren Barber, Darren Barber, Taylor Clark, Christina Wilson, Shonna Brown, and Trey Litton. And his eleven great-grandchildren; Chay Long, Vada Long, Ethan Lamb, Lucas Antony, Evan Antony, Andrea Antony, Olivia Antony, Lynlee Barber, Laurel Mae Clark, Rowen Clark, and Kaila Brown.
Visitation will be from 5 pm - 7 pm on July 4th with services on July 5th at 10 am. Both will be at Fowler Funeral Home.
Shrion Ruth Cox
Sept 13 1943 - June 11 2019
Shiron Cox, 75, passed away at home on June 11th, 2019. She was born on September 13th, 1943 to the late Thomas and Opal Hickman. She is survived by spouse, Sherman Lee Cox; three brothers, Wayne (Jay) Hickman of North Little Rock, Chris Hickman of Shreveport, LA, and Terry (late spouse Ginger) Hickman of Clarendon; and a niece, Judy (Mike) Richardson of Holly Grove, and her precious dog, Daisy May. Shiron is preceded in death by son, Sherman Eugene Cox; brother Steve Hickman, and sister Earlene Jones. Shiron loved her family and friends, and was especially fond of rescue dogs. Shiron will be missed by many. Graveside services were at Shady Grove, Clarendon on Friday, June 14th.
Martha Jo Dorman
SEPT 26 1956 - JUNE 9 2019
Martha Jo Dorman, 62, of Cotton Plant passed away surrounded by family on June 9th, 2019. Martha was born on September 26th, 1956 in Cotton Plant to the late Lewis Gray Butler Sr. and Lila Ferguson Butler. Martha was married for 19 years to the late Ellis Adrian Dorman. Those remaining to cherish her memories are one son, Houston Dorman; three brothers, Lewis Gray (Sharon) Butler Jr., Gary (Esta Lee) Butler, James Larry; three nephews, Christopher Butler, Dane Butler, Alex Butler; and one niece Cassandra Butler. Martha is preceded in death by her parents, and husband along with one niece Christina Dipple. Martha enjoyed many things in life. She loved to cook, craft, and stain glass windows. What she loved most in life was being with her family. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and a caring sister to her brothers. Most of all, she loved God and was a very devoted Christian. Visitation will be at Fowler Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, June 12th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Graveside service will be at Cotton Plant Cemetery on Thursday, June 13th at 12:00 pm.
Bobby Dale Baker
Oct 21 1968 - April 28 2019
Bobby Dale Baker, 50, of Brinkley passed away on April 28th, 2019. He was born on October 21st, 1968 to the late Charles Baker Jr. and Melva Jean Jaco Baker. Bobby was a proud veteran of the United States Army who served the country during Project Dessert Storm. Bobby was always a 'go-body' who loved to travel the world. His favorite places visited were Italy and Ireland. Bobby spent many years living in Memphis, where he said he was going to run for Mayor. He enjoyed politics and keeping up with any and all breaking news. Over the course of his life, Bobby was an avid hunter and fisherman; he loved cats and dogs as well and was known to be the animal babysitter. Bobby was a constable for over five years and was a police ambassador for more than 15 more years. He loved the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Memphis Grizzles. Preceded in death are his parents; and one brother, Danny Baker. Those remaining to cherish his memory are one daughter, Tabitha (Cory) Olvey; three brothers, Charles Alan Baker, Marcus Trent Baker, and Chris (Nikki) Baker; one sister, Tanya (Orlan) Priest; three grandchildren, Asher Dean, Anastasia Hope, and Goliath James. Visitation will be held at Fowler Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, May 4th from 12:00 - 1:00 pm with services immediately following. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, Brinkley.
Larry Charlie Geisler
1943 - 2019
Larry Charlie "Bobo" Geisler, 75, passed away April 27th, 2019. He was born October 22nd, 1943 in Roe, Arkansas to the late William "Pete" Geisler and Verner Mildred Markham. He is preceded in death by his parents and son, William Ernest "Pete" Geisler II. He married Joyce Lee Havener on May 25th, 1962 in Clarendon, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joyce, and daughter, Rose "Sissy" (Gary) Gordon of Carlisle, Arkansas; sons, William "Chuck" (Jennifer) of Higden, Arkansas, Rex "Sam" (Mistie) of Greers Ferry, Arkansas. Seven grandchildren, John (Samantha) Gordon, Joseph Gordon (Christine), Kathryn Gordon, William "Chad" (Lorin) Geisler, Christian "Chrissy" Horner (Jayson Moore), Mallory "Catelyn" (Bo) Achenbach, John Pete Geisler, Alexander Allen, Zachery Allen; and nine great-grandchildren, William, Tony, Mark, Jackson, William, Ross, Madi, Macyn, Millie. four brothers and their wives, Cecile, Buddy, Ed, and Darl Geisler. Visitation was Monday, April 29th at Fowler Funeral Home. Burial at Roe Cemetery.
Beulah Beatrice Smith, 100, passed away on Thursday, April 25th, 2019. She was born on January 8th, 1919 to the late James and Cynthia White. Preceded in death are her parents; husband of more than 50 years, John Smith; a brother, Earl White; a sister, Lucy O'Shields. Those remaining to cherish her memory are a daughter, Pat (Late Therral) Umholtz; granddaughter, Lisa (Kevin) McKenzie; two great-grandchildren, Reid McKenzie, and Lucas McKenzie. Private burial was at Shady Grove Cemetery, Clarendon.