Obituaries

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. 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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Obituary – Rev. Wendell Barbaree

Oliver Wendell Barbaree, 99 of Modesto, CA formerly of Norphlet, AR; died on Friday, September 18, 2020 in Modesto, CA at Stacie's Chalet Assisted Living. Born on February 28, 1921 at Bodcaw, AR, Wendell was the son of James Marion Barbaree, Jr., and Fannie May Ward...

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Obituary – Rev. Hardy Peacock

Hardy Preston Peacock, 77, of Little Rock, Arkansas formerly of Dumas, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Born June 26, 1942 in Shreveport, Louisiana, the son of the late Jesse Thomas Peacock, Jr. and Mary Pearce Peacock. Hardy graduated from...

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Obituary – Lurline Walthall

Lurline Walthall, age 96, of Stamps, Arkansas passed away March 17, 2020. She was born July 10, 1923 in Stamps, Arkansas to Robert and Effie Rogers Stevens. She was a member of Stamps First United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Mary McSwain Sunday School...

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Obituary – Rev. John S. Polk

The Rev. John S. PolkJohn Stephen Polk of Hot Springs, age 77, passed away on March 1, 2020, in Hot Springs, Ark. He was born at the old St. Vincent’s Infirmary in Little Rock, Arkansas, on August 27, 1942, the second child of James K. and Margaret (Matthews) Polk,...

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Obituary – Rev. Joe Sparks

Rev. Joe SparksThe Rev. Joe L. Sparks Jr. died on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at Ashley Health and Rehab in Rogers, Arkansas. He was born at home on Feb. 19, 1926 to Joe L. Sparks Sr. and Mary Cordiela Lann Sparks in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his...

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Obituary – Rev. David Scruggs

Rev. David ScruggsThe Rev. David Scruggs Sr., 69, of Little Rock, transitioned on Feb. 6, 2020. He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife, Janice Gordon Scruggs of Little Rock, Arkansas; five children, Eddie Scruggs Smith of El Cerrito, California, David...

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