Obituaries and Prayer Requests

Obituary – Rev. N. Wayne Clark

Wayne ClarkJanuary 10, 1941 - July 29, 2022The Rev. N. Wayne Clark died Friday, July 29, 2022, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born Jan. 10, 1941, in Clarksdale, Miss., to Paul and Kathleen Clark. He attended Marvell High School graduating in 1959. He...

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Obituary – Jeffrey Blassingame

Jeffery Lynn BlassingameJuly 10, 1952 - July 22, 2022Jeffery Lynn Blassingame was born on July 10, 1952, in Washington D.C to Ida Frances Toms and Mack Blassingame. Jeff had an illustrious career in the United States Army, where he earned the rank of Master Sargent,...

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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 – Gwendolyn “Gwen” Efird

Gwendolyn “Gwen” EfirdDecember 13, 1933 - June 24, 2022Gwendolyn “Gwen” Jane Lapham Efird left her earthly life to return to her creator on June 24, 2022 following a courageous struggle with Dementia. She was born on December 13, 1933 in Eastport, New York to Harold...

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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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