Obituaries and Prayer Requests

Obituary – Rev. Earl B. Carter

Rev. Earl B. CarterSeptember 16, 1926 — July 9, 2022Rev. Earl B. Carter of North Little Rock passed away July 9, 2022. Earl was born in Altus, Arkansas on September 16, 1926. He graduated from Ozark High School, Hendrix College, and Candler School of Theology at Emory...

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Obituary – Rev. Dr. Kurt Boggan

Rev. Dr. William "Kurt" BogganNovember 27, 1954 - July 20, 2022Fellow United Methodists remember the Rev. Dr. William Kurt Boggan as a gifted church leader who was committed to serving God and God’s people. Even in retirement, he continued in pastoral work with some...

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Obituary – Mary Alice “Cookie” Ferguson

Mary Alice "Cookie" FergusonSeptember 6, 1936  -  July 10, 2022Mary Alice “Cookie” Ferguson, 85, of Pearcy, joined the Church Triumphant on July 10, 2022. She was born September 6, 1936 in Deere, AR to John and Marvell McElhaney. Cookie was preceded in death by her...

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Obituary – Pamela Higdem

Pamela Diane HigdemApril 13, 1954 — June 27, 2022Pamela “Sadie” Diane Wilson Higdem passed away on June 27, 2022 at her home in Sherwood, Arkansas surrounded by loved ones. She was born on April 13, 1954, in Stuttgart, Arkansas to parents Claude W. and Betty Sue...

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Obituary – Margaret Newberry Reed

Margaret Newberry ReedDecember 31, 1931 - June 26, 2022Margaret Newberry Reed went to her home in Heaven on June 26, 2022. Born in Wetumka, Okla., on December 31, 1931, to Will and Grace Lair Boyd. Her family moved to Sand Springs in 1947, she married Bob Newberry in...

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Obituary – Rev. James Dell Keith

Rev. James Dell KeithNovember 7, 1935 - June 18, 2022Rev. James Dell Keith (Brother Jim and HMP) fulfilled his calling on June 18, 2022. He was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on November 7, 1935, to Morris and Mildred Braughton Keith. He graduated from Arkansas State...

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Obituary – Rev. William (Bill) Watson Ferguson Jr.

Rev. William (Bill) Watson Ferguson, Jr.February 15, 1945 - June 2, 2022Rev. William (Bill) Watson Ferguson Jr., age 77, of Benton, was born February 15, 1945 in Little Rock, Arkansas to William Watson Ferguson Sr. and Ethel Marie Siefert Ferguson. He passed from this...

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Obituary – Helen “Ruth” Gosnell

Helen "Ruth" Gosnell December 10, 1934 - May 26, 2022Helen Ruth Gosnell, of Fowler, Ohio, was called home on Thursday, May 26, 2022, following a period of declining health. She was 87. Ruth was born December 10, 1934, in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Andrew...

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Obituary – Thela Mae Alagood

Thela Mae AlagoodJanuary 15, 1925 – May 24, 2022Thela Mae Alagood, 97, of Little Rock, passed away May 24, 2022. Born January 15, 1925, in Marietta, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Charlie Aldon and Myrtle Mae Johnson Bigham. A graduate of East Central State College...

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