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May 27, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Obituaries

JAMES E. TURNER

A visitation for James Earl “Buddy” Turner, 56, of Hampton will be from 2 until 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Perry’s Funeral Chapels. Services will follow at 4 p.m.

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DATRINA L. GENERAL

Datrina L. General was born Dec. 15, 1981, to Leona Browning and Herman Thurman. At an early age, she joined fellowship Baptist Church and later joined Bouldware Temple under Superintendent Kelly Owens. Datrina passed on Friday, May 18, 2018. She preceded in death by her father, Herman Thurman; her brothers, Raymond Miller, Grady Browning and Paul Browning; a sister, Annie Anderson; her grandmother, Nora Miller; uncles, Pete Miller, Jr., and Auther Miller; aunts, Gladys Henry and Joyce Henry. She is survived by brothers, Alvin Miller and Herman Thurman Jr., both of El Dorado, and Larry Miller (Carla) of Dallas, Texas; sisters, Pearlene Williams (Jerry), Teresa Browning, Erica Browning, and Puttie Waller (Marcus) all of El Dorado; uncles, Anderson Miller and Desmond Miller both of El Dorado. Open visitation will be Friday, May 25, 2018 from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Sims Mortuary. The family hour will be Friday, May 25, 2018 from 6 until 7:00 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church. Funeral services Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Superintendent Kelly Owens, officiating. Interment will be at Shady Grove Cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook online at www.simsmortuary.com.

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CLARENCE WOODS SR.

Clarence Woods, Sr. was born on June 6, 1927 in El Dorado to Garland Woods and Lestine Williams. On May 17, 2018, he quietly and peacefully slipped away to be with the Lord. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Ebbie “Fannie” Woods and his great grandson: Braiden Daniels. Clarence Woods married Ebbie Ree Bowman on February 17, 1947. To this union, six children were born. They renewed their vows in February 1997 to honor their fifty years of marriage. On February 17, 2008 they celebrated 61 years of marriage. Ebbie passed on July 26, 2008. Clarence “Daddy Dub” was an active member of New Olive Branch Baptist Church, where he served as a member of the Usher Ministry and the Men’s Sunday School Class. In the 1970’s he received the Jaycees Outstanding Physical Fitness Award in recognition of his work with local youth in baseball programs. Daddy Dub was employed for many years at Reed’s Body Shop and retired in 1989. He also worked for Ken’s Discount Building Materials by building storage rooms until 2016. He loved to hunt and fish and spend time with his family. He also had a passion for baseball, whether watching or coaching. His celebration of life will be remembered by his children: Ola(Cliff) Johnson of Tulsa, Ok., Rev. Clarence (Jacqueline) Woods, Jr. of Houston, Texas, Pau l(Cassandra) Woods, Timothy (Deborah) Woods & Mark (Erica) Woods all of Little Rock and Larry Woods of El Dorado, a niece raised as a daughter, Dorothy (Norris) Ford of El Dorado; brother: Ralph (Carol) Woods of El Dorado; sister in law: Ellen Jackson of El Dorado, and 18 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 26 at New Olive Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Clarence Woods, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Arlington Cemetery under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home. Viewing will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at Andrews. Mr.Woods will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. on Saturday for viewing until service time. There will be no viewing after the service.

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ZENA M. ORR PESNELL

Funeral for Zena Mae Orr Pesnell will be held at 10 a.m. today with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. until service time with the Rev. Bob Inmon officiating. Interment will follow in Arlington Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. 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

A memorial ceremony for Rhonda Lee Reeves will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2018 at Young’s Funeral Directors and interment with her parents in a private ceremony following the memorial service. The family will receive friends an hour prior to services. 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

A celebration of Milam Rhodes’ life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Scotland Presbyterian Church in Junction City with the Rev. Edith Hill of The Presbyterian Church of Ruston officiating. 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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JAMES E. TURNER

A visitation for James Earl “Buddy” Turner, 56, of Hampton will be from 2 until 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Perry’s Funeral Chapels. Services will follow at 4 p.m.

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PATRICIA A. McCOY

Patricia Ann “Pat” McCoy, 87, of El Dorado, was called home by her heavenly father on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Born in Haworth, Oklahoma on May 6, 1931, she was the daughter of Clifford and Clara Savage. Pat graduated in Haworth. She and Bill married in 1949 and moved to El Dorado a short time later to work and raise their family. She loved to cook and share recipes with friends and family. Pat was a talented artist and found great joy in drawing and painting. She was an avid doll collector and restored dolls for her family and friends. She could take a doll in pieces and turn it into a thing of beauty. Pat will be forever remembered by her children and grandchildren for her great love and dedication to her family. She was preceded in death by her parents and the love of her life for over 60 years, Bill McCoy. She leaves to cherish her memory daughter, Carola Williams; sons, Cliff McCoy (Donna), Chris McCoy (Judy); six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend special recognition and appreciation to Judy Crow and Mary Taylor for their friendship and selfless care and devotion to our mother. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018, at Young’s Chapel and visitation will be held from 2 until 3 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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IRMA BOUNDS MCCULLAR

Irma Bounds McCullar, 85 of Junction City, AR, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at her home. Irma Glynn was born August 27, 1932, in Union County, AR, to the union of James B. Jolley and Inez Carter Jolley. She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Lynn Bounds. Irma Glynn attended elementary school in Haynesville, LA, and Parkers Chapel. She graduated from Junction City High School in 1950, where she was the Salutatorian of her class, member of the Drum and Bugle Corps, and was Homecoming Queen. Irma began her secretarial work career at Griffin Auto, then in the Purchasing Dept. at Murphy Oil until the birth of her second child. Later, Irma was employed as a medical transcriptionist at Associated Pathologists for several years. She and her husband, Lynn, became self-employed with the start-up of L. Bounds & Son and continued in that business until his death. For the last 14 years, Irma enjoyed a life of travel with her second husband, Doyle. They attended military reunions and vacations at destinations all across the U.S., but Branson was their favorite. Irma loved children, animals, and flowers. She would come alive at the sight of any of her seven grandchildren or fourteen great grandchildren who all knew her as “Mamaw.” Survivors include her husband of 14 years, Doyle McCullar, one daughter, Belinda Bounds Hall and husband Ronnie, one son, James “Pill” Bounds and wife Shelli, grandchildren, Tiffany Hall Wilson and husband Brandon, Kristen Hall, Joe Hall and wife Lauren, Mary Susan Hall Pitre and husband Richard, Jacob Hall, Kaci Bounds Burton and husband Ross, Drew Bounds and wife Chelsea, and Warren East. great grandchildren, Slade Wilson, Blane Wilson, Jud Wilson, Drake Wilson, Tex Wilson, Tuf Wilson, Colt Wilson, Georgia Lee Hall, Julianna Hall, Cannon Hall, Milena Pitre, Chance Burton, Chet Burton and Beau Bounds. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Bailey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018, in the Chapel of Bailey Funeral Home in El Dorado, AR, with Rev. Benjy McCann officiating. Interment will be in the Jolley Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home of El Dorado, AR. Memorials may be made to Jolley Cemetery fund c/o Hubert Jolley 1692 Pleasant Hill Rd, Junction City, AR 71749 Please visit www.baileyfuneralhome.net to sign the online register book.

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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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