El Dorado News

Monday
June 25, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Obituaries

JESSE L. JONES

JESSE L. JONES Jesse Lee Jones, 81, of El Dorado passed away at the John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado, Arkansas. Arrangements will be under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors of El Dorado.

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STEVEN F. MATTERN

STEVEN F. MATTERN Memorial services for Steven Francis Mattern, 65, of El Dorado, will be held at 5 p.m. today at Young’s Funeral Directors with the Rev. Larry Hudson officiating and under the direction of Young’s. Visitation will be held 3 - 5 p.m. prior to the memorial service. A private burial with military honors will be held June 26, 2018, at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock under the direction of Young’s. Memorials may be made to the Agape House, 1838 Morning Star Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730, The Call, 315 E. Oak #108, El Dorado, AR 71730 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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THOMAS L. HAYNIE

Thomas Lee Haynie, 67, of El Dorado passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas.

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RITA BRITT

Rita Britt, 63, of El Dorado passed away on June 21, 2018 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. Rita was born on February 10, 1955 in Mount Holly to Willie and Edna Perry. She worked as a Nurse starting out at Warner Brown and then the Medical Center of South Arkansas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Calion. Her favorite past time was Bream Fishing with her husband and she was known to out fish him when it came to Bream. She is preceded in death by her parents. She leaves behind her husband of thirty years, James Britt; son, Chris Davis; brother, Billy Perry (Anita); and sister, Barbara Wilson. A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date. The family request that Memorial Donations be made in Rita’s name to the National Kidney Foundation at 1818 North Taylor Street, Suite 186, Little Rock, AR 72207 and the Arkansas Heart Foundation at 10802 Executive Center Drive,

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RITA BRITT

Rita Britt, 63, of El Dorado passed away on June 21, 2018 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. Cremation services provided by Perry’s Funeral Chapels.

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SHIRLEY PETTUS MCDUFFIE

Shirley Pettus McDuffie, formerly of El Dorado passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Campton, California. Arrangements are by Andrews Funeral Home and pending at this time.

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FELIX GOODWIN

Funeral for Felix Goodwin will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Calvin Carroll, eulogist. Interment will be at Primm Cemetery in Sandy Land, under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook online at www.simsmortuary.com.

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OSBY MANNING

Funeral for Osby Manning will be held at 11 a.m. today at A.C. Henderson Memorial Chapel, 614 Calhoun Rd., Magnolia, with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery under the direction of Henderson Funeral Service. Online guestbook available at www.hendersonsmortuary.com.

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STEVEN F. MATTERN

Steven Francis Mattern, 65, of El Dorado passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the John R. Williamson Hospice House. A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2018 at Young’s with Rev. Larry Hudson officiating and under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. Visitation will be held 3:00-5:00 prior to the memorial service. A private burial with military honors will be held June 26, 2018 at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock under the direction of Young’s. Memorials may be made to the Agape House, 1838 Morning Star Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730, The Call, 315 E. Oak #108, El Dorado, AR 71730 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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ROBERT J. PILL

Funeral for Robert J. Pill, 86, of Crossett will be held at 10 a.m. today at Cloverdale Assembly of God Church in Crossett, with the Rev. Wes Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Harper Springs Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. Memorials may be made to Cloverdale Assembly of God Church, 132 Ashley 15 Rd., Crossett, AR 71635. An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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LAROY D. ROGERS JR.

Funeral for LaRoy Dale Rogers, Jr., of El Dorado will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Curry Chapel AME Church in Strong. Burial will follow in the Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service of Crossett.

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MELBA WARREN

A visitation for Melba Moss Warren, 89, of El Dorado will be held from 1 until service time at 2 p.m. today in the Chapel of Bailey Funeral Home in El Dorado, with Dr. Walter Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Shiloh Cemetery in Three Creeks, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home of El Dorado. The family request memorials be made to Silver Hill United Methodist Church, 2038 Silver Hill Loop, Mt. Holly, AR 71758 Please visit www.baileyfuneralhome.net to sign the online register book.

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MATTIE L. GOODWIN-RAMEY

Mattie “Sister” Lee Goodwin, 69, of Smackover passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018 at MCSA. She was born on April 17, 1949 in Smackover to Alvie and Mattie Lee Goodwin. She was a member of the last graduating class of Smackover Training School the class of 1967. She was a retired employee of Hillsboro Nursing Care Center. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Lisbon, where she served as pianist for over 50 years, as a deaconess, member of the Women’s Missionary Society and Youth Director. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Alvie Lavelle Goodwin. Her memory will be cherished by her husband of 49 years Bill Ramey of Smackover; one son, Gregory (Laticia) Ramey of Smackover; one daughter, NaTasha Ramey of Smackover; two brothers, Willie James (Jo Nell) Goodwin of Smackover and Lee (Deborah) Allen of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and five grandchildren. She is also survived by two adopted sons, Winfred (Evonne) McCraw of Waco, Texas and E-4 Specialist Steven Goodwin, Jr. of New York and a special daughter, Lois Minor of Camden. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Lisbon. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home. There will be no public viewing at the funeral home. Mrs. Ramey will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. on Saturday for viewing until service time.

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STEVEN F. MATTERN

Steven Francis Mattern, 65, of El Dorado passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the John R. Williamson Hospice House. Arrangements will be announced by Young’s Funeral Directors.

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OSBY MANNING

The funeral for Osby Manning, who passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Magnolia Health & Rehab, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at A.C. Henderson Memorial Chapel, 614 Calhoun Rd., Magnolia, with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery under the direction of Henderson Funeral Service. Online guestbook available at www.hendersonsmortuary.com.

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