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October 21, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Obituaries

LLOYD BENNETT

LLOYD BENNETT Lloyd Bennett, 73, of Strong, passed away Oct. 8, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents H.B. and Margaret Bennett as well as a brother James Bennett. Lloyd is survived by his loving wife Faye Nicholson Bennett; brother Braudice Bennett of Strong, Arkansas; step children Tracey Darden Sullivan of Lindale, Texas and Raymond Casey Darden of Hickory, North Carolina; step grandchildren Jack Darden of Charlotte, North Carolina, Shelby, Connor, Claire, and Erik of Hickory, North Carolina, Cheyenne Moore Faries of Tyler, Texas, Tristen Moore and Landon Sullivan of Lindale, Texas; nieces Theresa Bennett Newsom and Tracey Bennett Cogburn, and a nephew H.B. (Buddy) Bennett III of Strong.

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JOE A. MARONEY

JOE A. MARONEY Visitation for Joe Allen Maroney, 90, of Strong will be from 10 until 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Strong. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. also at First Baptist Church of Strong with interment at Teel Cemetery under the direction of Perry’s Funeral Chapels. Memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Strong. Online condolences at www.perrysfuneralchapels.com.

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RUBY BRYAN

RUBY BRYAN Funeral for Ruby Bryan, 77, of Magnolia will be held at 10 a.m. today at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Robert Roncally and Anthony Needham officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery under the direction Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia. To sign the online guestbook or share a memory visit www.lewisfuneralhome.biz.

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LISA M. BURTON

LISA M. BURTON Lisa Michelle Burton, 56, of El Dorado passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at her home. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m., Oct. 20, 2018 at Young’s Chapel with the Rev. Cliff Preston officiating. Cremation services will be held by Young’s Funeral Directors following the service. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at Young’s Funeral Directors. Memorials may be made to UCAPS, 1000 Sunset Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730.

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ROSCOE J. HOLLY SR.

ROSCOE J. HOLLY SR. Roscoe James Holly, Sr., 77, of El Dorado passed away on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. Services entrusted to Superior Funeral Home of North Little Rock.

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THOMAS ABDELLA

THOMAS ABDELLA Thomas Abdella, 94, of El Dorado passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at Oak Ridge Nursing Home. Arrangements will be announced by Young’s Funeral Directors.

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JOE A. MARONEY

Joe Allen Maroney, 90, of Strong, passed away on October 12, 2018 at Saline Memorial Hospice.

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RUBY BRYAN

Ruby Bryan, 77 of Magnolia, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Wentworth Place.

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SAMUEL H. JOHNSON

Samuel Harris Johnson, 8, of El Dorado, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018. Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Young’s Funeral Directors.

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THOMAS F. BLACK

Thomas Franklin Black, 90, of El Dorado passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at Timberlane Health and Rehab. Arrangements will be announced by Young’s Funeral Directors.

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KATHRYN J. DAVIS

A church service for Kathryn Janet Davis will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Fairview Baptist Church in Durant, Oklahoma with Bro. Bill Ledbetter officiating. Burial will follow at the Kemp Cemetery in Kemp, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma www.holmescoffeymurray.com.

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WILLIAM M. NORRIS

William Moraell “Joe” Norris, 85, of Strong, met the Lord in heaven on Oct. 11, 2018, after a short illness at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Little Rock. Born Nov. 6, 1932, in Strong, he was the son of Davis Moraell Norris and Abbie Lucille Turbeville. He attended Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Strong for many years. He was a proud member of Local Union 798 for 65 years where he travelled to many parts of the country working as a pipefitter for pipeline construction. Joe loved spending time with family and friends. He loved being outdoors every day. He enjoyed traveling and pulling his travel trailer for new adventures. He was a beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather (Papaw). He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mrs. Dorothy Faye Hargett Norris; one son, Mr. Donovan Norris and his wife, Starlette, of Greenville, South Carolina; three daughters, Mrs. Lucretia Norris Coulter and her husband, Ed, of Mountain Home; Mrs. Ava Norris Jones and her husband, Scott, of Marion, Louisiana; Mrs. Teresa Norris Evans and her husband, Mark, of Spring, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Billie Pratt of Natchitoches, Louisiana; Mrs. Gail Green of Marion, Louisiana. Also surviving are ten grandchildren – Jason Norsworthy, David Norsworthy, Jessica Norris Fincher, Daniel Norsworthy, Kasey Jones Price, Morgan Norris Kelly, Ben Jones, Joseph Norsworthy, Anne Marie Evans Powers and Catherine Evans Bussey; and 18 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jason Norsworthy, David Norsworthy, Daniel Norsworthy, Joseph Norsworthy, Ben Jones and Madison Bussey (grandsons). Visitation will be Saturday, October 13 at 1 p.m. at Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Strong immediately followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Officiating the service will be Brother Danny Malone and assisted by Dr. Jason K. Norsworthy. Burial will follow at the Norris Cemetery. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the Norris Cemetery Fund or Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. An online registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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DON E. SMITH

Don Earl Smith of Hatfield, formerly of El Dorado, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Don was born July 14, 1958 in El Dorado and was the son of Aylmer and Rudelle Smith. He was a construction worker and worked as a pipefitter most of his working life. Preceeding him in death were his grandparents, his parents and a brother, Dennis Smith. Survivors include his sisters, LaJuan Smith Miller (Butch), Aylma Smith Williamson (Jim), his brothers, Tommy Smith (Vona) and Clifford Smith (Saundra) and numerous neices and nephews. Cremation services were entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home of Mena, Arkansas. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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THOMAS BOONE

Mr. Thomas Boone, 62, of Junction City passed away on Oct. 6, 2018. Funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at New Life Worship Center in Junction City. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery. Paradise Funeral Home of Bernice, Louisiana is in charge of arrangements.

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