El Dorado News

Wednesday
May 23, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Obituaries

IRMA JOLLEY BOUNDS MCCULLAR

Mrs. Irma Jolley Bounds McCullar, 85, of Junction City, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at her home. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today at the Bailey Funeral Home in El Dorado. Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in the Chapel of Bailey Funeral Home in El Dorado. Interment will be in the Jolley Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, El Dorado.

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BILLY R. COOK

Funeral for Billy Ray Cook, 76, of El Dorado will be held at 10 a.m. today at West Side Baptist Church with the Rev. Gerald Perry and the Rev. Daniel Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Youn’gs Funeral Directors. Memorials may be made to the John R. Williamson Hospice House, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730. An online registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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JAUSALYN FORD KIMBLE

Funeral for Jausalyn Ford Kimble will be held at 11 a.m. today at the El Dorado Conference Center. Burial will follow in Free Union Cemetery on Hwy. 82 East under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home. There will be no public viewing at the funeral home.

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JACK C. DAYMON

Jack Clifford Daymon was born April 2, 1925 in Chicot County. He passed away May 6, 2018 at Courtyard Health and Rehabilitation on El Dorado. Jack was the son of Docie Routh and Henry Clifford Daymon. After enlisting in the Army in WWII, he worked from the Carolina coast to the East Texas oil fields as a pipe fitter. He settled in the Los Angeles area where he raised a family and became a master plumber. He proudly served as a Deputy of the Los Angeles County Mounted Sheriffs’ Dept., and learned the Navajo language. He retired to Arkansas to be with his family and became a real estate investor. He was preceded in death by his parent, the mother of his children, Joy J. Daymon, two sons, James Clifford and David Loren, a daughter, Deborah Kay, and a sister, Naomi Callaway. He is survived by his son, Michael L. Daymon of Colorado Springs, CO., grandsons Maxx (Tami) Daymon of Colorado Springs, CO., Shane and Danny Daymon of Arizona, granddaughters Heather (Zach) Conger of Westminster, CO., and Michelle (Richard) Michael of Winchester, Tennessee, sister-in-law Carolyn Parks, and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Jack will be missed by his church family and Pastor Pat Daugherty, and his business partner and best friend for over fifty years Al (Linda) Courtney. A special thank you to Darrell Kuykendall for all of your help, and to Hospice and staff of Courtyard, especially Matlynne and Penne. Memorial Services will be held May 24, 2018 at 2 p.m., at Dumas Memorial United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Pat Daugherty officiating. Online condolences at www.perrysfuneralchapels.com.

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ZENA M. ORR PESNELL

Zena Mae Orr Pesnell, 100, was born on April, 6, 1918, in Fynn, Arkansas, to Jones Craig Orr, and Littie Burkhalter Little Orr, and passed away peacefully at the John R. Williamson Hospice House, El Dorado, May 18, 2018. Preceding her in death along with her parents were husband Robert Lee Pesnell, her son Carl Dean Pesnell, and daughter in law Judith K. Perry Pesnell, and infant son Billy Wayne Pesnell. Also preceding her are brothers, J.C. Orr, Johnny Orr, Vernon Orr, Truman Orr, James Orr, and Gene Orr, along with one sister Juanita Easley. Survivors are her grandsons, Jeff Pesnell, New Ulm, Texas, Stephen Pesnell, Eagle Lake, Texas, and Keith Pesnell, Brazoria, Texas. Zena Mae was retired from the United States Postal Service she served in Eagle Lake, Texas and was Post Master at Shongaloo, Louisiana. She was a member of Parkview Baptist Church, volunteer with El Dorado Connection, member of the Union County Cooperative Extension and a member of the Eastern Star Shongaloo Chapter No. 177 OES for 48 years. Funeral services will be held in Young’s Chapel, Thursday May 24, 2018, at 10 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. until service with the Rev. Bob Inmon officiating. Interment will follow in Arlington Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. The family wishes to extend special thanks for the loving care of our grandmother and aunt, by Audrey Eason and the John R. Williamson Hospice staff. Memorials may be made to John R. Williamson Hospice House 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado Arkansas 71730, or to the Salvation Army, 419 South Madison, El Dorado, Ar. 71730. An online registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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RHONDA L. REEVES

Don’t be sad because it’s over. Be glad because it happened. From cradle February 1st, 1957, El Dorado, AR. to grave May 14th, 2018, Little Rock, AR., Rhonda Lea Reeves loved the Lord and led a blessed spiritual journey. She was a mom, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a singer, an executive assistant to bankers, a mentor to children, a golfer, and ultimately an integral part of the correction of Medicine. It is said that birds don’t fly so much as they ride the wind, fish don’t swim so much as they are carried by the current. Everything that happens to us is due to connections to which we are often unaware. Rhonda found a way to ride the wave of life. Her life and work touched many. Though she leaves behind a bereaved family, she also leaves a legacy. She is preceded in death by her beloved mother and father, Mary Evelyn and Buren Lamar Lout of El Dorado. Those left to cherish her memory are her son and his wife, Jason and Lindsey Reeves of Little Rock and two brothers and their wives, David and Pam Lout of El Dorado and Larry and Cheri Lout of Oklahoma City. She also leaves behind two precious grandchildren Oliver Gene Reeves and Audrey Evelyn Reeves, as well as many extended family, lifelong friend Martha Sue Bryant and life partner. Emotions permeate this moment. It is labor to feel them and a labor to express them. But all of this emotion is worth it- and so much the better than not feeling. Rhonda was an integral part of the inception of the International Cellular Medicine Society, the Institutional Review Board of which provides documentation and guidance of the Cellular Medicine therapies that are sweeping the globe. She was a strong proponent that the answer to disease is not necessarily found in the bottom of a pill bottle or at the tip of a scalpel blade, it is contained in our God given immune system, and easily and safely accessible to us. Rhonda’s last chapter in her life was dedicated to this knowledge and teaching. And through her efforts, Arkansas became the first state in the U.S. to provide a pilot program offering regenerative cellular therapies to teachers and employees. She had a favorite saying about time being our most precious commodity- Time is free, but it is priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. How you spend your time is a much more important decision than how you spend your money. And once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back, choose wisely- and so she did. Rhonda will be missed, but through her efforts toward the correction of Medicine, she will never be forgotten. A memorial ceremony to celebrate her life will be held in El Dorado, at 11 a.m. Friday May 25th, 2018 at Young’s Funeral Directors and Rhonda will be interned with her parents in a private ceremony immediately following the memorial service. The family will receive friends an hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorials are asked to be referred to the ICMS (International Cellular Medicine Society) of Las Vegas, Nevada, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity with a Tax-ID # 75-2985553.

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MILAM RHODES

Milam Rhodes was born in El Dorado, on Dec. 10, 1929 and “went home” on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, W.B. and Frances LeNora Rhodes, his wife, Jeanette Fuller Rhodes, his brother-in-law, Gerald Hanry, Sr. and his siblings, Inez Rhodes Woolley Cryer, Imogene Rhodes Johnson, Elise Rhodes Gainer and his twin brother, Michael M. Rhodes. Leaving Junction City as a young man, Milam chose to join the United States Navy, serving for four years. He immensely enjoyed his time spent in California serving his country. Returning to south Arkansas, he married Jeanette, his wife of 59 years and began his career with the Missouri Pacific Railroad, retiring in 2000. Milam was an avid car enthusiast and a snazzy dresser. He enjoyed travel whether with the Navy or with the railroad and rarely met a stranger who enjoyed friends made across the country. He took pride in keeping abreast of local as well as worldwide news and events. While living in St. Louis, Milam found his love for opera and classical music. He delighted in being an interested uncle in the lives of his nieces, nephews and all young people in his family. Left to honor his memory are Susan Hanry Griffin, Monte Griffin, Wil Griffin, Carey Shoemake, Linda Gibson, Betty Jo Fagan, Carl Johnson, Randy Rhodes, Joel Rhodes, Joe Rhodes, Ross Rhodes, Ray Rhodes, Freddie Rhodes, Paul Rhodes, Gerald Hanry, Jr., Walter Hanry, Cherolynne Hanry, Jeremy Hanry, Joshua Hanry and Jeb Hanry. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 26th, 2 p.m. at Scotland Presbyterian Church in Junction City, with the Rev. Edith Hill of The Presbyterian Church of Ruston officiating. Mr. Rhodes’ family greatly appreciates the kindness and exceptional care at his home from Patricia Robinson, Stephanie Ford, Dorothy Miller and Tyshika Ford. A special thank you is also given to the staff at Willow Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation in Arcadia, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P O Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517 or to the charity of your choice.

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Francisco Quintero

Francisco (Frank) Poncho Quintero was born August 7, 1952 in Huatabampo, Sonora, Mexico to Francisco Javiere Quintero and Rosa A. Quintero. He is survived by his longtime companion, Mary Green of El Dorado, AR; one daughters, Elizabeth Quintero, two sons, Stephen Quintero of Oklahoma, OK and Francisco Quintero Jr. of Lawton, OK; one brother, Jose Luis Gastelum of Tijuana, Mexico; five sisters, Rosa Ameilia Quintero of Huatabampo Mexico, Lupa Quintero of Huatabampo, Sandra Quintero Mexico City, Mexico, Amelia Quintero of Huatabampo Mexico, and Patty Quintero of Huatabampo; his extended family Joe and Diane Berry, Robert and Natashia Henderson, Sims Mortuary Staff, and Rev. Felton Burgie. Public visitation 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Sims Mortuary. Funeral service Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:00am at Morning Star #2 Baptist Church with Rev. Felton Burgie, officiating. Interment will be at Morning Star Cemetery Under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook online at www.simsmortuary.com

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BILLY R. COOK

Billy Ray Cook, 76, of El Dorado, went home to be with his Heavenly Father and loving wife, Annette, of 52 years at the John Williamson Hospice House. He was born Nov. 10, 1941 in El Dorado, to Ray and Ruth Ell Montgomery Cook.

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KIMBERLY K. BRAZEAL

Kimberly Kathleen Brazeal, 57, of Topeka, Kansas, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Peterson Nursing Home in Osage City, Kansas, after a lengthy illness.

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WALTER E. SCOTT

WALTER E. SCOTT Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Eddie Holt officiating under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. Memorials may be made to the John R. Williamson Hospice House, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730 or UCAPS (Union County Animal Protection Society), 1000 Sunset Road, El Dorado. An online registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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BYRON L. REEVES

BYRON L. REEVES Funeral for Byron Lane Reeves, 86, of El Dorado will be held at 10 a.m. today at Young’s Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Lee and Bro. Sam Whitlow officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 a.m. until service time. A graveside service for his family and friends of Heflin, Louisiana, will be held at 3 p.m. at Bistineau Baptist Church Cemetery in Heflin, Louisiana. Memorials may be made to the John R. Williamson Hospice House, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730. An online registy will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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JAUSALYN FORD KIMBLE

JAUSALYN FORD KIMBLE Funeral for Jausalyn Ford Kimble will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the El Dorado Conference Center. Burial will follow in Free Union Cemetery on Hwy. 82 East under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home. There will be no public viewing at the funeral home.

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ASHLEIGH P. ELKINS

ASHLEIGH P. ELKINS A life celebration service for Ashleigh Paige Elkins, 38, of Spearsville will be held at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Union Baptist Church near Spearsville. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at Mt. Union Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville, Louisiana.

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CHRISTINE CAMPBELL

CHRISTINE CAMPBELL Funeral for Christine Campbell of Russellville will be held at 2 p.m. today in Young’s Chapel with the Rev. Billy Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Arlington Memorial Park under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors with Mrs. Campbell’s great-grandsons serving as pallbearers. An online registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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