El Dorado News

Tuesday
February 20, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Obituaries

MARY HAYNIE

Mary Haynie, 86, of El Dorado passed away on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at Hudson Memorial. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Young’s Funeral Directors.

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MARY MENSER

Mary Menser, 68, of El Dorado passed away on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Funeral Home at a later date.

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LEONA REYNOLDS

Leona Reynolds, 86, of El Dorado passed away on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at Oak Ridge Nursing Home in El Dorado. Arrangements for funeral service will be announced by Sims Mortuary at a later date.

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CAROLYN HALL

Please join us in celebrating Carolyn Hall’s life on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at one of her other loves: Scotland Presbyterian Church in Junction City, 2048 Wesson Road. Bro. Delmas Jones will officiate, and we invite you to bring your favorite cake, pie, cookies, candy – anything involving an abundance of sugar – and join us in fellowship after the service as we listen to Elvis, drink coffee, and indulge in sweets just as Carolyn would have loved. Memorials may be made to Union County Animal Protection Society, 1000 Sunset Road, El Dorado, AR 71730 or to Scotland Presbyterian Church.

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JOAN F. PERDUE

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Young’s Chapel in the Chapel of Young’s Funeral Directors. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park. Memorial may be made to Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Rd, El Dorado, AR 71730. An online registry is available at www.youngfuneralhome.com.

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FLOYD WATLEY

Funeral for Floyd Watley, 84, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Farmerville with the Rev. Tommy L. Carr officiating. Interment is pending at this time. Services entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Farmerville, Louisiana.

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JAMES L. WILSON

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Junction City with Daniel Wilson and the Rev. Mary Depper officiating. Burial will follow at Scotland Presbyterian Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Junction City, Scotland Presbyterian Fund, the Jan Wilson Memorial Fund, PO Box 790, Junction City, AR 71749, or to the Saylor Wilson Memorial Weight Meet Fund. An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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MARY ALICE BARNES

Mary Alice Barnes was born on June 8,1924 to Elmo and Essie Haney Thompson. Sister Mary Alice spread her wings and soared into her glorified body on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. She transitioned peacefully at her home in her bed surrounded by her loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers, three sisters, four sons, two daughters, and two loving husbands. Sister Mary Alice leaves to celebrate her life; son, John W.Young and daughter, Annie R.White both of El Dorado; brother, Gus Thompson of Huttig; sister, Margie Furlow of Lapile; a very special couple, James and Lottie Frost of El Dorado; 23 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 40 great great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Strong with the Rev. Robert E.Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Ward’s Chapel Cemetery in Strong under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.

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THOMAS L. GEAHLEN

Thomas Lee Geahlen, age 61, of El Dorado, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at UAMS in Little Rock. He was born in Michigan on Aug. 25, 1956 to James and Mary Geahlen. He loved the Lord very much and attended Good Samaritan Church in El Dorado, which he held very close to his heart. He absolutely loved being outside in nature: hunting, fishing, hiking, and burning leaves. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include Stephanie Geahlen, his daughter from North Carolina; three sisters, Ruth Zink, Judy King, from Oklahoma, and Esther and (Jon) Rehbein, from Oklahoma, and five nephews and three nieces. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Good Samaritan Church, 3597 Junction City Highway, El Dorado. As per Tom’s request please wear jeans or comfortable clothes. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Good Samaritan Building Fund.

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VIRGINIA M. MARCOTT

Virginia Maxine Marcott, 89, of El Dorado; died on Feb. 11, 2018 at Circle of Life Legacy Village Hospice in Bentonville. Born on Dec. 7, 1928 in Walcott; she was the daughter of Dewey Jacobs and Manie Patterson Jacobs. A homemaker, Virginia help her husband Kendal at his optometry office. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and husband Louie Kendal Marcott. Survivors are a son Don Marcott of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter Diane Willis (Dewayne) of Bentonville, and grandchildren Beau Marcott, Hallie Marcott, Jeffrey Willis and Jamie Willis along with a great grandchild Paige Martindale. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 in the Chapel of Young’s Funeral Directors with Dr. James Bullock officiating. Interment will follow at Craig Cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour prior the services. Memorials may be made to the Berean Children’s Home. An online registry is available at www.youngsfuneral home.com.

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EBONI E. SNOWDEN

Eboni EToy “Ebs” Snowden made her debut on April 2, 1989 in El Dorado, to Jorman Snowden and Angela Maria Preston. She was a member of Starlight Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and worked in the Youth Ministry. Eboni was a 2007 graduate of El Dorado High School, where she was a member of the Steering Committee, Student Council, Senior Follies and the Marching Band. She attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and later at Hope. She was a substitute teacher in the El Dorado Public Schools. Eboni transitioned on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe, Louisiana. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Minnie L. Tatum, Glinder M. Riggins and Grady Snowden, Jr. Survivors are her son, Denim Cole Welch of El Dorado; parents, Jay and Angela Maria Tatum of El Dorado; her father, Jorman L. Snowden of Bernice, Louisiana; siblings, Bria J. Snowden of El Dorado, Sequoia Z. Snowden of Conway, Jalen K. Tatum of Texarkana,Texas, and T’auna S. Snowden and JoeLaun D. Snowden of Bernice, Louisiana; grandparents, Ruby Preston and Stanley H. Preston of El Dorado. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Lott Burgy Cemetery under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home. Public viewing will be from 1 until 5 p.m. on Friday and from 8 until 1 p.m. on Saturday.

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DEBORAH FORD

Deborah Ford, 57, of El Dorado passed away on Feb. 14, 2018 at Oak Ridge Nursing Home in El Dorado. Arrangements for funeral services will be announced by Sims Mortuary at a later date.

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EBONI SNOWDEN

Eboni Snowden, of El Dorado, passed away on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at Glennwood Regional Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana. Arrangements are by Andrews Funeral Home and will be anno

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JOHN P. LUSK JR.

A memorial service for John Paul Lusk, Jr., 64, of Cypress, Texas, and Brazil, and formerly of El Dorado, will be held at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in El Dorado with the Rev. Keith Dodson officiating. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Hill St., El Dorado, or the donor’s choice.

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FLOYD WATLEY

Visitation for Floyd Watley, 84, will be held from 1 until 5:30 p.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Farmerville. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, at the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Farmerville with the Rev. Tommy L. Carr officiating. Interment is pending at this time. Service entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Farmerville, Louisiana.

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