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Friday
November 24, 2017
El Dorado News Times

Obituaries

BILLY G. PERDUE

Billy G. Perdue, 87. of El Dorado, passed away. Services will be under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

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GRADY SNOWDEN JR.

Grady Snowden Jr., 73, of El Dorado, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at his home. Arrangements by Andrews Funeral Home.

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CONWAY C. PARKER

Visitation for Conway C. Parker, 63, of Calion will be held at 2 p.m. today with funeral at 3 p.m. at Perry’s Funeral Chapels.

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WILLENE JOHNSON

Willene Johnson Smith, 93, of Lubbock, Texas, passed away on Nov. 23, 2017 at the John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Young’s Funeral Directors. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Antioch Cemetery in Spearsville, Louisiana. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Antioch Church of Christ. Services will be under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors of El Dorado.

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TOM E. LOVETT

passed on November 19, 2017 at the John W. Hospice House. He was born on Sept. 20, 1959 Dorothy Jean Malcolm and Lee L. (Tom) Lovett in El Dorado, AR He was a member of Douglas Chapel Missionary Baptist. He served with the Army National Guard and was an employee of Centerpoint Energy for 35 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, his first wife Vickey D. Lark, and their infant son, Tom E. Lovett Jr; brothers, Oliver Joe Scott, Jonathan Lovett and a sister Sue Lovett. Survivors are his wife Joyce Lovett; sons, Thomas Lovett, Mario Lovett, James Lovett, Daniel Kid of Eldorado, Greg Lovett of Shreveport, LA; daughters, Deatred “Shunda” Glover, LaSheka Holliday and Sharnice Bradley all of Eldorado; brothers, Clifton Lovett, Jake Boone, III., of Eldorado, Demetris Lovett of Lorain, OH; sisters; Doris Caraydon of Flint, MI, Dolly Lovett, Cherlyn Lovett both of Lorine, OH, Irisha Aaron, Francine Williams, Jaqueline Holmes all of Eldorado. Visitation will be Friday, November 24, 2017 from 1-5pm at Sims Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 11am on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Douglas Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. D.L Hegler, officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in El Dorado, Arkansas under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook online at www.simsmortuary.com.

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ORA B. MILES

Ora Bell Miles, 90, of Salem, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at Timberlane Health & Rehab. She was born on Dec. 19, 1926 in the Salem Comm-unity. She was the second of eight children born to Walter and Lizzie Beavers Miles. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church and a retired caregiver. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son ,Bobby Lee Miles and five siblings, Rena Mae Steward, Joy Lowery, Walker Miles, Deborah Williams and Jim Henry Miles. She leaves to cherish her memories two loyal and faithful brothers, Lacy K. Miles and M.C. Miles both of Junction City; her goddaughter, Duitella Eutsey of Rodeo, California. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.

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CHARLES NEWTON

Charles Newton, 76 of El Dorado, AR, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at the John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado. Mr. Newton was born February 27, 1941 in Morencia, Arizona to the union of Clarence Bruce Newton and Mary Louise Whitehorn. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Newton retired from Willamette Wood Plant, and was a member of the First Church of God in El Dorado. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served on the USS Kitty Hawk, and was a member of the American Legion Post #10. Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Sherry P Newton of El Dorado, two daughters, Tonya Taylor and husband, Patrick of Three Creeks, and Mary Ann Newton of Tahlequah, OK, one son, Donny Payne and wife Sharlene of Junction City, one sister, Barbara Hatridge of Shawnee, KS, six grandchildren, David Payne, Erik Griffith, Jessica Johnson, Kristen Foster, Nathan Jones , Zackary Taylor, and six great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Saturday, November 25, 2017, 2:30 p.m. until memorial services at 3:30 p.m. at the First Church of God in El Dorado, AR. with Bro. George Jones officiating. Cremation services provided by Bailey Funeral Home of El Dorado, AR Please visit www.baileyfuneralhome.net to sign the online register book.

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BRANDON M. SANDERS

Brandon Maurice Sanders was born July 1, 1985 in El Dorado, Arkansas to Jerry Sanders and Sarah Sanders. Brandon was a longtime employee of Wal-Mart and a member of First Assembly Baptist Church. He passed on November 19, 2017 in El Dorado, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents. Brandon’s loving memories will be cherished by his wife Shakeitha “Keysha” Sanders of Bossier City, LA.; two sisters, Katrina Talley of El Dorado, AR and Shamekia Sanders of El Dorado, AR; one brother; Jeremy Sanders of El Dorado, AR; special friends, Casey Frazier, Jason Smith, Clee Pierce, Jeremy Timmons; special aunts and uncles, Terry (Van) Sanders of El Dorado, AR and Donell (Lois) Parlor of Camden, AR.. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who will miss him dearly. Visitation will be Friday, November 24, 2017 from 1-5pm at Sims Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 3pm on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Funeral Services will be at 3pm on Saturday, November 25, 2017at First Assembly of God with Rev. Jason Forte, officiating. Interment will be in Arlington Cemetery in El Dorado, Arkansas under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook online at www.simsmortuary.com

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CATHERINE WALLER

Catherine Waller was born on September 23, 1940 to Ike Modisette, Sr., and Marie Modisette in Junction City, Arkansas. She departed from this life on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. She was a member of the Union ARC Baptist Church. She served as the Historian and on the Pastor’s Aide Committee. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, five brothers and one sister. She is survived by one daughter, Florine Malone of Three Creeks, AR; five sons, Billy Waller of Summerfield, LA, Archie Waller of Junction City, AR, Arseller Waller Jr., of Haynesville, LA, Ezell Waller of Haynesville, LA, Odell Waller of Dallas, TX; fourteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren ;brothers, Lonnie Modisette of Dallas, TX, James Modisette of Muskegon, MI, Elbert Modisette of Dallas, TX, Donzo Modisette of Junction City, AR; sisters, Pearline Gosby of Dallas, TX, Corine Jones of Haynesville, AR and Verlean Fielding of Haynesville, LA. Funeral service will be Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Union ARC Baptist Church in Dodge City, Arkansas with Rev. Anthony Thompson, officiating. All Public viewing will be after the service. Interment at Union ARC Church Cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook online at www.simsmortuary.com.

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LAURA E. WARD

Laura Etta Hadden Ward age 81 of Old Union passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the John R. Williamson Hospice House. Laura was born on October 8, 1936 in El Dorado to the late Jennie Mabel DeLano Hadden and Arthur Smick Hadden. Most of Laura’s career was spent working in the Union County Courthouse. She worked in many offices of the courthouse throughout the years and served in many capacities. Later in her career, Laura worked for Attorney, George L. Taylor and for the Prosecuting Attorney’s office for several years, before returning to the courthouse and working as a deputy clerk for the Union County Circuit Clerk’s office, serving several more years before her retirement in 2013. She attended Lawson Baptist Church and was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend to many. Laura was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dan L. Ward; three sisters, Omilia Somavitch, Annabell Patton and Jennie Murphy; four brothers, Author Hadden, Perry Hadden, Stanley Hadden and Billy Hadden. Survivors include; three sons, Mike Ward of Calion, Steve Ward and wife Theresa of Old Union, Robert Ward and wife Vicki of Old Union; two daughters, Becky Poore and husband Butch of El Dorado and Mary Goff and husband Danny of Lawson; nine grandchildren, Jessica Poore, Jeremy Poore, Brandon Poore, Tiffany Martin, Jennifer Reed, Mary Ann Goff, Courtney Bussey, Lynnlee Ward and Zachery Goff; eleven great grandchildren, Dillon Poore, Lauren Poore, Tristan Poore, Grace Hamilton, Tye Poore, Amy Sessions, Kensley Poore, Brendan Poore, Emma Grace Poore, Addison Martin and Ashton Ward; one sister, Bertha Ford and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Bailey Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Lawson Baptist Church with Bro. Don Travis officiating. Burial will follow at Old Union Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Life Touch Hospice or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Please sign our online guestbook at www.baileyfuneralhome.net.

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CONWAY C. PARKER

Conway C. Parker, 63, of Calion passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at the John R. Williamson Hospice House.

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CHARLES NEWTON

CHARLES NEWTON Charles Newton, 76, of El Dorado, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at the John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Bailey Funeral Home of El Dorado.

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CORINTHIA WATKINS

Corinthia Watkins a long-time resident of Prescott, and passed away on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at Prescott Manor Nursing Home in Prescott.

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CATHERINE WALLER

Catherine Waller, 77, of El Dorado died Sunday, Nov. 19 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. Arrangements will be announced by Sims Mortuary.

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CONWAY PARKER

Conway C. Parker, 63, of Calion died Sunday, Nov. 19 at the John R. Williamson Hospice House. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. with funeral services starting at 3 p.m. at Perry’s Funeral Chapels.

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