Gwendolyn Marguariete Mann, 94, passed away in West Memphis, Arkansas on January, 12th 2021. She was born in Brinkley, Arkansas on August 6th, 1926 to the late Clarence and Moselle Osborne. She was a cheerful and loving person who loved listening to gospel music, especially "Shine on Harvest Moon". Gwendolyn leaves behind two sons, one daughter, one grandchild; many cousins, several close, loving friends; her many neighborhood cats, and her favorite feline of all "Little Bit". Gwendolyn's graveside service will be held at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Brinkley on Sunday January 17th at 10:00 am.
Muriel "Arlene" Caldwell, 79, of Lonoke, Arkansas, passed away on January 11th, 2021. Arlene, as she was known, was born on July 28th, 1941 in Hilleman, Arkansas to the late Artie and Myrtle Matlock Faughn. Arlene worked for Van Husen in Brinkley, Arkansas for a number of years, and later worked at a dry cleaners and nursing home before retiring. She enjoyed working in her yard and growing her flowers. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arlene is preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Henry Caldwell; along with two brothers, Pete Faughn, formerly of Illinois, and Darrell Faughn, formerly of McCrory, Arkansas; and one sister, Bonnie Rudick, also formerly of McCrory. Arlene is survived by a large family, including, one son, Phillip Wayne (Trishia) Sorrells, of Jacksonville, Arkansas; two daughters, Linda (Stan) Maciolek, of Lewisburg, Tennessee, and Sandy Beaman, of Jonesboro, Arkansas; three brothers, Curt Faughn of Brinkley, Dale Faughan of McCrory, and Garry Faughn of Cabot, Arkansas; along with one sister, Amelia Bell Owen, of Groesbeck, Texas; six grandchildren, Cody Wayne (Sarah) Sorrells, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Kasey (Justin) Kennedy, of Cabot, Tyler (Emily) Sorrells, of Beebe, Arkansas, Jason Avants, of Reno, Nevada, Nikki (Brian) Fremont, of Paduach, Kentucky, and Nathan (Jennifer) Denney, of Cabot. Arlene was also blessed with thirteen great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Services will be held at Fowler Funeral Home, Brinkley with visitation from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 13th; and her funeral services at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 14th. Burial will follow at Upper Cemetery, Brinkley. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Destiny Church POB 3 Cabot AR 72023.
Lula Girgins, 100, passed away in Carlisle, Arkansas on January 4th, 2021. She was born on June 26th, 1920 in Monroe County to the late James Thomas Inge and Berdye Beatrice Brown Inge. Lula was a generous caregiver to those in need and enjoyed assisting friends with trips to the doctor, pharmacy, and grocery store. She was an accomplished homemaker who specialized in cooking and sewing. While she traveled the country during her life, she returned to Arkansas several decades ago. Lula is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Leonard Girgins. She leaves behind one son, Scott (Stephanie) Girgins; one daughter, Paula (George) Barwacz; one sister, Lee Traylor; four grand-children; and six great-grand-children. Due to Covid-19, a private burial will take place at Shady Grove Cemetery.
Robert Waggle, 56, passed away on December 30th, 2020. He was born on July 6th, 1964 in Brinkley to the late James P. Waggle Sr. and Alene Horn Waggle. Robert lived his whole life in Brinkley and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also loved to camp, go mud riding and was an overall outdoorsman that enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. Even his roofing profession allowed him to be outside, where he preferred to be. Robert leaves behind a large family including his mother, Alene Waggle; two brothers, James (Donna) Waggle, and William "Billy" (Deborah) Waggle; one sister, Cassandra (late Bruce) Sherman; one uncle, James (Helen) Horn; eight nieces and nephews, Trey Waggle, Anthony Waggle, Brandy Stice, Billie Jean (Allen Davis, Sr.) Waggle, William "Pookie" Waggle, Ronnie (Chareema) Quinn, Jr., David (Angela) Murrel, and Summer (Typhis Cochran) Murrel; along with 18 great-nieces and nephews; and a host of cousins; two lifetime family friends, Charles "Coot" Long, and James Thompson; and many other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father; and his infant sister, Angela Jo Waggle. Robert's visitation will be held at Fowler Funeral Home on Friday, January 8th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm with his funeral service on Saturday, January 9th at 10:00 am, also at Fowler. Burial to follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Kathryn Rhodes, 95, passed away peacefully on December 13th, 2020 at her home in Crestpark Nursing and Rehab in Stuttgart, Arkansas. Kathryn was born on November 20th,1925 in Clarendon, Arkansas to the late Harry Lawrence Rhodes and Berlin Martin Rhodes. She was of Methodist faith and worked in banking as a loan officer for many years.
Those left to cherish her memory are several close friends, including Linda Holcombe and Carolyn Knoll, and the staff of Crestpark Nursing Home.
ELIZABETH 'BOOTSIE' MILLER, 86
FEB 19 1934 - DEC 12 2020
Elizabeth "Bootsie" Ann Miller, 86, of Indianola, Mississippi passed away at her home on Saturday, December 12th, 2020. Bootsie was born February 19th, 1934 in Stuttgart, Arkansas to the late Bill and Sarah Word. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Faye Evelyn Word-Sickel. Bootsie was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Indianola. She loved getting her hair and nails done, playing Bunko with her friends, and doing Bible study with her church friends. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her life was a living example of her favorite Bible verse, James 1: 2-4 - "Dear Brothers and Sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing." Bootsie is survived by her childhood sweetheart and husband of 63 years, James "Jimmy" R. Miller Sr.; son, James "Bobby" R. Miller, Jr. (Bernice) of Courtland, Mississippi; daughter, Barbara Ann Hooper of Indianola; two grandsons, James "Rob" R. Miller III, of Holcomb, Mississippi, and Walter Brooks Hooper of Indianola; three granddaughters, Krista Elizabeth Miller of Pope, Mississippi, Mary Ashley Miller of Biloxi, Mississippi, and Karen Cummins (Andy) of Pope; two great-grandsons, Carson Miller, and Matthew Barnhill; and two great-granddaughters, Madison Barnhill, and Ali Rhea Cummins. She is also survived by her big brother, Billy Word (Tipi) of Booneville, Arkansas. Bootsie's family and friends will gather in celebration of her life at the First Presbyterian Church in Indianola on Friday, December 18th, 2020 at 10:30 am with Pastor Duncan Hoops as the Officiant. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm in Shady Grove Cemetery, Clarendon, Arkansas on Saturday, December 19th, 2020. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bootsie's memory to her favorite charities, St. Jude Children's Hospital and the Wounded Warrior Project.
MAX ELLIS RAMER, 68
AUG 11 1952 - DEC 3 2020
Max Ellis Ramer, 68, passed away on December 3rd, 2020. He was born on August 11th, 1952 to the late Robert Ramer and Pauline McClain Ramer. Max grew up in Cotton Plant and graduated from Cotton Plant High School in 1970. He then went to the University of Arkansas-Monticello to play football until a knee injury brought him back home. After this, he took over running his family farm. Max was an avid duck hunter and a former duck guide. He loved his retriever dogs and took them with him most everywhere he went. Max was a Master Mason and a member of the Richmond Lodge # 94 in Cotton Plant until its recent merger with Colony Lodge #190 in McCrory. Max is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mary Bryce Ramer. He leaves behind one brother, Fran Ramer; very special friend Betty Timmons; along with a handful of loving cousins and many other friends, all of whom are left with many wonderful memories. The family extends many thanks to the nurses and healthcare providers that loved and cared for Max over the years, especially during his frequent dialysis visits in McCrory. Graveside service will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 6th at Cotton Plant Cemetery with visitation one-half hour prior.
Violet Louise Linderman Bennett, 82, went to be with her Lord on November 30th, 2020. She was born on a farm in Hickory Plains, Arkansas on March 23rd, 1938 to the late Henry Clay Linderman and Lena Boblett Linderman. She had many happy memories growing up in Des Arc with her sister Nell and her younger siblings. In the 1950s, she came to Brinkley and met a young farm-boy named Walter Bennett. They got married and began a family. She had many happy years raising her family and being a waitress at The Flames Restaurant in Brinkley. She loved her customers and was well known in the area. She was a guest speaker for the Gideons Ministry in the late 1980s. In later years after the death of her husband, she became friends with Harold Randleas and they enjoyed many years going to flea markets and visiting different places in Arkansas. She was a great cook and deeply loved her family. She was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather; her husband, Walter; her son, Ronnie; her brother, C.J. Linderman Sr.; her sister, Nell Stith; and her son-in-law Randy Butcher. She is survived by her son, Ricky (Amanda) Bennett of Kensett; two daughters, Linda Butcher and Susan Bennett, both of Brinkley; decades-long friend, Harold Randleas; three brothers, Bill Linderman and Jimmy Linderman, both of Brinkley; and Johnny Paul Dodson of Whitehall; one sister, Linda Bollinger; seven grandchildren Celia Bennett, Hallie Butcher, both of Brinkley, Clint (Machelle) Butcher of Amarillo, Texas, Brandi (Josh) King of Searcy, Rickey (Bailey) Bennett, Jr. of Searcy, Hunter Butcher (Cassie) of Fort Worth, Texas, and Cortney Butcher (Justin) of Evansville, Indiana; 11 great-grandchildren, along with a host of other family and friends. Funeral services officiated by Bro. Eric Harrell will be held at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, December 2nd at Fowler Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at McCurley Cemetery, Holly Grove. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Go Fund Me Page below..