Obituaries

Obituary – Rev. John O. Alston

Rev. John O. AlstonJohn Overton Alston, a United Methodist minister, died peacefully Friday, August 27, 2021, with family at his side. He was born February 23, 1931, in Mena, Arkansas, to the late Overton Bettis Alston and Alice Pearl Williams Alston. He was preceded...

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Obituary – Rev. Dr. James R. Bell

Rev. James R. Bell, 1930 - 2021Dr. James R. Bell of White Hall, Ark., passed away in his home on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at the age of 91. He was surrounded by his youngest daughter, Kandice, middle daughter, Kimbra, oldest child, Bruce, and his devoted wife of 60...

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Obituary – Rev. Charles Olson Walthall

Rev. Charles Olson WalthallRev. Charles Olson Walthall age 96, of Stamps, AR. passed away May 20, 2021, one day shy of his 97th birthday. He was born May 21, 1924 in Minden, LA to Benjamin Edward and Elizabeth Walthall. He was a member of the United States Army Air...

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Obituary – Rev. Wayne Allen Bell

Wayne Allen Bell, 82, of Blevins, AR passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Hope. Wayne was born August 3, 1938 in Blevins, AR to Elmer and Lorene Honea Bell.  He was a retired licensed and ordained minister with the Methodist and Nazarene Churches.  During his...

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Obituary – Mary Agnes Powell

Mary Agnes Powell, 90, of Cabot, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020. She was born May 13, 1930 in Lonoke County to the late Dock and Prude Davis Elmore. Mary was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church in Holland, Arkansas, where she was the music director for...

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Obituary – Rev. Luke S. Parker

Luke S. Parker was born August 6, 1976, in Fort Smith, AR. Mr. Parker, age 44, passed away November 30, 2020, in a single-engine plane crash in Franklin, AR, doing what he loved best. In addition, Luke loved fishing with his dad, anything outdoors, playing or watching...

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Obituary – Rev. Mary Arlene Pickett

Rev. Mary Arlene Pickett Rev. Mary Arlene Pickett, 90 of Booneville, passed away November 12, 2020 in Booneville.  She was born April 28, 1930 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Ralph and Martha Smith. Rev. Mary Pickett was a retired United Methodist Local Pastor and a...

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Obituary – Rev. Sidney Royce Savage

Sidney “Royce” Savage went to his Heavenly home on November 5, 2020. Royce was born July 26, 1940. He served as a Methodist minister for 59 years, having served churches all over Arkansas and after retirement in 2013 he moved to Tyler where he served as pastor at...

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Obituary – Rev. Sammye Jess Rink

Sammye Jess Rink, who resided in Fort Smith, Arkansas, died Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at Baptist Health Hospital in Fort Smith. She was born December 12, 1932, in Floydada, Texas, to the late Bonnie Houston Shultz and Vallie (Sisson) Shultz. She was 87 years old. She...

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Obituary – Annie Beatrice “Bea” Martin

Annie Beatrice Martin, 87, passed away peacefully in Waverly, Ohio on October 11, 2020. She was born September 18, 1933, in Philadelphia, Mississippi, the daughter of the late Andrew Williamson and Addie Lee (Banks) Williamson. She grew up in the Philadelphia area and...

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