El Dorado News

Friday
February 23, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Obituaries

SHIRLEY A. NELSON

Shirley Ann Nelson, 68, of Junction City, Ar., died on Feb. 20 at her home. Arrangements for funeral service will be announced by Sims Mortuary, Inc.

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ANGELA JONES

Angela Jones, 54, of El Dorado, died on Feb. 21 at St. Vincent in Little Rock. Arrangements for funeral service will be announced by Sims Mortuary, Inc.

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ARGUSTER JAMES

Arguster James, 85, of El Dorado passed away on Feb. 20, 2018 at Timberlane Health and Rehab of El Dorado. Arrangements for funeral service will be announced by Sims Mortuary.

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DOSSIE L. WILLIAMS

Dossie Lee Williams, Sr., 80, of El Dorado passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at the John R. Williamson Hospice House. Arrangements are by Andrews Funeral Home and will be announced at a later date.

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JAMES B. FURLOW

Funeral for James Bernard Furlow, 59, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at the Marion Baptist Church in Marion with the Rev. Ronnie Traylor, pastor. Interment will follow at the Countyline Baptist Church Cemetery in Spearsville. There will be no visitation. Services entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Farmerville, Louisiana.

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KEVIN WRIGHT

Kevin Wright, 51, of Strong, passed away Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Kevin was born Dec. 17, 1966 to Bill and Linda Wright in Hot Springs. A 1985 graduate of El Dorado High School, Kevin also worked 7 years for El Dorado Water Utilities. Kevin was a member of New London Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his father. Kevin is survived by his companion, Stacie Utley of Strong; his children, Weston Wright (Michelle) of Fort Worth, TX, and Kayla Rasberry (Rodney) of Emerson; his grandchildren, Braxton Wright, Braylen Wright, Emmersyn Wright, and Taelyn Lemons; his mother, Linda Wright of Fort Worth, Texas. He will also be greatly missed by his sisters, Karen Wright of Fort Worth, Texas and Kim Hays (Charles) of Strong. Cremation services were conducted by Young’s Funeral Directors. An online registry can be signed at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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LEWIS T. WASHINGTON

Lewis Thomas Washington (L.T.), 92, of El Dorado passed away on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at the John R. Williamson Hospice House. Arrangements by Andrews Funeral Home.

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KEVIN WRIGHT

Kevin Wright, 51, of Strong passed away on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. Arrangements will be announced by Young’s Funeral Directors.

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ALBERT L. MALTEE

Funeral for Albert Lee Maltee, 72, will be held at noon on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at the Blooming Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Farmerville, with the Rev. Lester Sims, pastor, and the Rev. Eddie Montgomery, officiating. Interment will follow at the Sweet Lily Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 until 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Farmerville. Services entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Farmerville, Louisiana.

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BETTY A. ARMSTRONG

Betty Ann Armstrong, 69, passed away on Feb. 17, 2018 at John R Williamson Hospice House. Betty was born in Strong, on June 28, 1948, the daughter of Willie Earl and Ethel Ophelia Shirey. Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Madison Armstrong; and brother, Johnny Shirey. Those left to cherish her memories are her daughters; Tami Hargis (Bart) and Tina Griffith (Randy); grandchildren, Mathew Nelson, Blake Hargis, Brantley Hargis, Taylor Hargis, Peyton Hargis, Braden Hargis, Michael Davis, Tommy Griffith (Stormie) and Timothy Giffith; six great grand children; brothers, Earl Shirey and William Shirey; sisters, Frances Burnside and Gloria Tucker; along with several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at Perry’s Funeral Chapels. Online guest registry at www.perrysfuneralchapels.com.

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DEBORAH FORD

Deborah Ford was born on Dec. 5, 1960 to Jesse and Bessie Crew Ford. She passed on Feb. 14, 2018. She was preceded in death by her mother, Bessie Crew Ford. She is survived by her father, Jesse Ford; three sisters, Janice (Fred) Curley of El Dorado, Shirley Aud-Gyane of Irving, Texas, Vada (Anthony) Traylor of El Dorado; three brothers, Donnie (Juanita) Ford, Charles Ford and Percy Ford all of El Dorado. Public Visitation was held on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 from noon until 4:30 p.m. at Sims Mortuary. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Union Mission Baptist Church with the Rev. Daniel Willis Eulogist. Interment will be at Bethlehem Cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook online at www.simsmortuary.com.

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RALPH GREER

The Rev. Ralph “Johnny” Greer, Sr., 78, of Russellville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born April 23, 1939, in El Dorado, son of the late Harvey and Bertie Lee Halbrooks Greer. He pastored Old Path Assembly in El Dorado for ten years and in Summerfield, Louisiana, for five years. He owned and operated Greer’s Service Center Phillips 66 for 26 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Martha Hanson; brother, P.J. Greer; and a grandson, Ruston Greer. He is survived by his wife of 59-plus years, Renetta Greer; children, Denise and husband Phillip Tietz, Ralph Greer, Jr., and wife Renee, and Melissa and husband Mike Harrison; 8 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren with another expected in May. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Lemley Chapel in Atkins with the Rev. David Harrison and the Rev. Bill Harmon officiating. Burial was in Rock Springs Cemetery in Hector under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins. Visitation was held on Friday, at Lemley Chapel. Pallbearers were Justin Brandon, Caleb McCutcheon, Joel McCutcheon, Thomas Qualls, Matthew Pruitt, and Seth Pruitt. Honorary pallbearer is Tommy Acuff. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his honor may be made to the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 2405 E. Parkway Suite 3, Russellville, AR, 72802. Online obituary and condolences are available at www.lemleyfuneral.com.

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VIVIAN T. KUZNIETCOW

Vivian Taylor “Mrs. Kuz” Kuznietcow, 80, of Hot Springs, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Born March 26, 1937 in Little Rock, she was the daughter of Sam T. Taylor and Vivian Vinita Taylor. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Walter Gregory Kuznietcow. She is survived by her two daughters Sarah Walls (Todd) of El Dorado, Gayle Ashley of Hot Springs, three grandchildren, Amber Walls, Ruston Ashley and Addison Ashley and one great grandchild, Aiden Walls. Known as “Mrs. Kuz” to her students, faculty and friends, she spent over 40 years educating the youth of Helena-West Helena, El Dorado, Huttig and Magnolia. Her belief that children are the most valuable resources we have was demonstrated by her many years of kindness, patience, and dedication to her students. Vivian graduated from Arkansas Teachers College, now known as UCA, and began her teaching career at Central High School in 1960. During her employment with the Helena-West Helena school district she taught Physical Education, Science, Biology, Special Education and was the Dean of Students for seven years. She retired in 1991 and relocated to El Dorado. Not long after her move, she began substitute teaching in El Dorado which led to a full time position teaching Special Education. Before retiring in 2002, due to health reasons, Vivian had also taught in Huttig, and Magnolia, at South Arkansas Youth Services. Vivian loved being a “Mimi” to her grandchildren, enjoyed camping and fishing, loved the Razorbacks and was always a supporter and volunteer with Special Olympics. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Oak Ridge Nursing Home in El Dorado and also Lakewood Healthcare in Hot Springs for the love, kindness and care they gave “Kuz” during her time with them. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Maple Hill Cemetery in Helena. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Arkansas Special Olympics, 2115 Main Little Rock, AR 72114. An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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MARVIN O’NEIL MILLICAN

Marvin O’Neil Millican, 82, of Magnolia, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2018 at the John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado. Marvin was born on Jan. 27, 1936 in Union County, to the late Edgar and Eula Gertrude (Bailey) Millican. He was a Baptist and enjoyed playing the harmonica, cards, pool, and dominos. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers and sisters. He had four children, Bobby Millican, Eddy Millican, Betty Gene Millican, and Mel Millican, and a host of grandchildren and extended family and friends. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel with Lawrence Harrison officiating. Interment was at Jolley Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia. Visitation with the family was held Friday evening at the funeral home. The family requests memorial donations may be made to Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle, El Dorado, AR, 71730. To sign the online guestbook or share a memory please visit www.lewisfuneralhome.biz.

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DEBORAH FORD

Deborah Ford was born on December 5, 1960 to Jesse and Bessie Crew Ford. She passed on February 14, 2018. She was preceded in death by her mother, Bessie Crew Ford.

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