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June 24, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Obituaries

GARY D. THOMPSON

Gary Don Thompson, of El Dorado passed away at his residence on June 7, 2018. He was born in El Dorado on November 1, 1959 to Madge Townsend and adopted by L.A. Thompson. Gary Don was a carpenter by trade, had an extreme passion for fishing and loved his family. Preceding him in death are his parents and grandson, Houston Slaughter. Those left to cherish his memories are his sons, Justin Dover and Christopher Reeme; daughters, Jackie Thompson, Samantha Turner, Heather Slaughter (Danny), and Savannah Thompson; brothers, Wayne Gorman and Howard Sain; sisters; Brenda Smith and Vivian Merritt, thirteen grandchildren; a good friend, Tammy Singleton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Perry’s Funeral Chapels. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 AM at Pickett Cemetery in Hampton, AR officiated by Bro. Sye Dukes and under the direction of Perry’s Funeral Chapels. Pallbearers are Wade Cottrell, Gary Sweeney, Mark Poindexter, Michael Thurlkill, Darrick Speights, and Buzz Slade. Online condolences at www.perrysfuneralchapels.com.

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MARION J. WOOLSEY

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018 heaven gained one of the most beautiful souls and hearts this world has ever known, Marion J. Woolsey, born May 20, 1946 to Jack Wes and Ruby Jewel Stringer Woolsey in Camden, AR. He was a veteran of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Marion was the co-owner and operator for W. W. House Leveling and was of the Assembly of God faith. Marion loved his family beyond words. He did everything he could to help each of them. They loved him just as much! Marion and his wife, Glenda, loved traveling. Hawaii was the one place they loved the most. Preceding him in death are his parents; and granddaughter, Brooklynn Woolsey. Survivors include his wife of 52 years Glenda Woolsey; three children, Mike, Tanya, and Chris; three grandchildren, Kristen, Zach, and Jordan; one great granddaughter, Logan; and two brothers, Charlie and Kathy Woolsey, and Jack and Deborah Woolsey. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at El Dorado First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Greg Tucker officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Conway Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. Memorials may be made to LifeTouch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730. An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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WILLIE H. HUNTER

Funeral for Willie H. Hunter, 80, of Magnolia will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at A.C. Henderson Memorial Chapel, 614 Calhoun Rd., Magnolia, with the Rev. Willie Manning officiating. Burial will follow in West Cemetery in Magnolia under the direction of Henderson Funeral Service. Calling hours will be from noon until 4 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at the funeral home. Online guestbook available at www.hendersonsmortuary.com.

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MADISON A. LEVINGSTON

Funeral for Madison Arvet Levingston, 13, of Little Rock will be held at 11 a.m. today at Evergreen Baptist Church in El Dorado. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201 Dr. MLK Drive, Little Rock.

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EARNEST PICKINGS III

Funeral for Earnest Pickings, III, 70, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Columbia Baptist District Center, Youngblood Auditorium, 611 S. Madison, Magnolia, with the Rev. Leroy Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Kings Hill Cemetery under the direction of Henderson Funeral Service. Calling hours will be from noon until 4 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at the funeral home. Online guestbook available at www.hendersonsmortuary.com.

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FRANK S. BURTON

Frank Scott Burton, age 60, went to fish the river of life, on June 8, 2018, in Wailea, Hawaii. He spent his last days on earth enjoying time with his wife of 38 years, Julia Buchanan Burton. He was born on Jan. 11, 1958, in Little Rock, to Lyla Dunnavant Burton and the late Frank Charles Burton. He was the father to daughter Emily Burton Pennington and husband Andy Pennington of Conway, and son Brandon Burton and wife Molly Burton of Hot Springs. He was the best “Poppy” to Brooks “Bean” and Presley “Peanut” Pennington of Conway, and Kate “Ladybug” and soon to be Cooper Burton of Hot Springs. He was the brother to Pam Burton Warren and husband Les Warren of Hot Springs and Clay Burton and wife Kristi Mitchell Burton of El Dorado. All his nieces and nephews will deeply miss their “Uncle Scott”. He intentionally loved each of them with a genuine and caring heart. Scott graduated from Norphlet High School in 1976. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Southern Arkansas University in 1981. Scott was a member of College Avenue Church of Christ and served as a deacon for many years. Scott was an avid outdoorsman and loved time with his family. He lived his life as an example of a great servant leader, hard worker, and gave selflessly to others. He is definitely gone too soon and his passing will forever leave a hole in our hearts and lives. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Young’s. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2018, at College Avenue Church of Christ with Kent Jobe officiating. A private family burial will be under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. Memorials may be given in lieu of flowers to a charity and/or ministry of your choice in memory of Scott Burton. An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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MARION J. WOOLSEY

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018 heaven gained one of the most beautiful souls and hearts this world has ever known, Marion J. Woolsey, born May 20, 1946 to Jack Wes and Ruby Jewel Stringer Woolsey in Camden. He was a veteran of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Marion was the co-owner and operator for W. W. House Leveling and was of the Assembly of God faith. Marion loved his family beyond words. He did every thing he could to help each of them. They loved him just as much! Marion and his wife, Glenda, loved traveling. Hawaii was the one place they loved the most. Preceding him in death are his parents; and granddaughter, Brooklynn Woolsey. Survivors include his wife of 52 years Glenda Woolsey; three children, Mike, Tanya, and Chris; three grandchildren, Kristen, Zach, and Jordan; one great granddaughter, Logan; and two brothers, Charlie and Kathy Woolsey, and Jack and Deborah Woolsey. Marion loved his family beyond words. He did everything he could to help each of them. They loved him just as much! Marion and his wife, Glenda, loved traveling. Hawaii was the one place they loved the most. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at El Dorado First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Greg Tucker officiating. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Conway Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. Memorials may be made to LifeTouch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730. An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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MARION J. WOOLSEY

Marion J. Woolsey, 72, of El Dorado passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Courtyard Rehab and Nursing Center. Arrangements will be announced by Young’s Funeral Directors.

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DON Q. ADCOCK

Gravside services for Don Q. Adcock, 64, of El Dorado will be held at 11 a.m. today today at Beech Creek Cemetery in Atlanta, Texas, with the Rev. Sye Duke officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home of El Dorado. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the building fund of Northwest Baptist Church, 5410 Northwest Ave. El Dorado, AR 71730 Please visit www.baileyfuneralhome.net to sign the online register book.

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MC FIELDS

Funeral for MC Fields, 78, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Farmerville, the Rev. Tommy L. Carr, pastor. Interment will follow at the Zion Hill Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 until 6 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Farmerville, Louisiana. Services entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Farmerville, Louisiana.

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JOYCE A. CARTER

Joyce Ann Collins Carter of El Dorado passed peacefully away on Saturday, June 2, 2018 following a brief illness. A sixty-year resident of El Dorado, Joyce was born on Jan. 7, 1938 in Savannah, Georgia to Lonie and Bennie Collins. She met her husband of fifty-two years, James Edward “Jimmy” Carter and moved to El Dorado to raise their family. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son John H. Carter, and her brother Vernon Collins. Joyce graduated from Commercial High School in Savannah. She spent many years raising her family and when her children were older, she found happy employment putting her meticulous bookkeeping skills to use, first at Rushing Oil, and then for many years at South Arkansas Oil Company, finally retiring to have more time for grandchildren and a true passion - golf. Joyce found great friendships in the WGA through the years that she and Jimmy were members at the Smackover Country Club and the El Dorado Golf and Country Club, even having a tournament named in her honor, the Carter Cup. Besides golf, her other passions were her grandchildren and traveling to “the boat” with dear friends. Joyce enjoyed traveling with family and walked a million miles on some of those trips. Joyce is survived by her daughter Debbie Carter Mulvenna and husband Carlo of New Orleans, grandchildren James Alexander Mulvenna of New Orleans and Ryan Elizabeth Mulvenna of Washington DC, sisters-in-law Mary Ruth Ball of Hermitage and Atlanta, Jeanette Collins of Savannah, brothers-in-law and love Bob Lukas of Benton, and Beverly Joel Lambert III of Little Rock, her nieces, nephews, extended Mulvenna family, and many friends. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at Young’s. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 201 South Hill Avenue with interment preceding the service at 9 a.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Highway 335. Memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church of El Dorado, Chateau de Notre Dame Hospice at cdnd.org, or to the organization of choice. An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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MADISON A. LEVINGSTON

Madison Arvet Levingston, 13, of Little Rock, departed this life June 5, 2018. She was preceded in death by a sister, Heaven Levingston; and two brothers, Demetrio Levingston Jr. and Alpha Cobin III; and her grandfather, Delton Marbray. Madz leaves to cherish her memory; parents, Demetrio Levingston and Ebony (Alpha) Cobin II; siblings, Elijah Levingston, Brayden Minor, Brandon Cobin, DeMarious Cobin; grandparents, Annie Curley Marbray, Arthur (Willa) Briggs Sr., Bobby Levingston, Margaret Ricks; and a great grandmother Flossie Owens and Elizabeth Levingston and a host of other relatives and friends. Family Hour will be today from 6:15 until 7:15 p.m. at Robinson Mortuary Little Rock. Funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Baptist Church El Dorado. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201 Dr. MLK Jr. Drive, LR (501) 371-0111. “Service You Can Trust.”

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CAROLYN D. HIGGINS

Carolyn Denise “Carol” Higgins, age 58, of Monticello passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at her home. She was born July 2, 1959 in St. Joseph, Louisiana to the late Woodrow Cardin and Thelma Ashley Cardin.

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DWIGHT L. FREEMAN

Dwight Levester Freeman, also known as “Commissioner”, age 61, of Monticello passed away, Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He was born Aug. 21, 1956 in Little Rock, to the late Alline Hokes and James Freeman.

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JOYCE A. CARTER

Joyce Ann Collins Carter of El Dorado passed peacefully away on Saturday, June 2, 2018 following a brief illness. A sixty-year resident of El Dorado, Joyce was born on Jan. 7, 1938 in Savannah, Georgia to Lonie and Bennie Collins.

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