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GRACE TRIPP BOLIN - Matthew Section, Row E, Lot 24
Grace Tripp Bolin, 80, of Hector, beloved mother and sister, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015, at her home. Grace “T” was born in Hector on August 2, 1934 to Millus and Ora Lee Tripp, the eighth of ten children. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Bolin; three brothers, Elvin “Bob” Tripp, Tom Tripp, and Millus Tripp; and three sisters, Jean Tripp, Ruth Byford, and Betty Witcomb.
Grace T is survived by her three children and their spouses, Brett and Debra Stuart of Conway, AR; Beth and Ken Brown of Hector, AR; and Mary and David Bowman of Richmond Hill, GA. She has three grandchildren, Emi Stuart of Fayetteville, AR; Carrie-Anne Blackburn of Commerce, GA; and David Bowman of Indianapolis, IN. Mrs. Bolin has one surviving brother, Carl Ed Tripp of Appleton, AR; and two sisters, Billie Shank of Las Vegas, NV and Mickey Donahue of Harrison, AR. She has five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Bolin owned and operated her own business, “Herb’s Place” in Mt. Judea for many years. She graduated from college with Highest Honors and was inducted as member of the National Honor Society. After the death of her husband, Herbert Bolin, Mrs. Bolin returned to the home of her heart, Hector, AR. Mrs. Bolin attended Cumberland Presbyterian Church from the time she was a child.
Funeral services are 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 28, at Lemley Chapel, with Bro. Glendon Garrison officiating. Burial is in Walnut Grove Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins. Visitation is from 5:00-7:00 PM Friday. Pallbearers are Brett Wayne Stuart, Ken Brown, Keith Marable, Carl Ed Tripp, J.W. Mackey and Mike Hollobaugh. Honorary pallbearers are David Bowman, David M. Bowman, Harold Tripp, Verlin Pruitt, Garry Stewart, M.D., and staff, and the nursing staff of 2N Conway Regional Medical Center. Online obituary and condolences are available at www.lemleyfuneral.com.
OLA FAYE CONDLEY - Matthew Section, Row H, Lot 05
Ola Faye Condley, 79, of Hector, died Saturday, January 3, 2015, at her home.
She was born July 4, 1935, in Griffin Flat, to John Albert and Rosie Moore Hern. She was a member of Welcome Home Free Will Baptist Church and the Welcome Home WAC. She was a retired volunteer for the Appleton Fire Department and Atkins school district. She was also an Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband of 62 years in April, Veo Condley; two sons and daughters-in-law, Veo Jr. and Raymonda Condley of Atkins and Bobby and Marie Condley of Gladstone, Missouri; two grandchildren, Jessica and Kiarra Condley of Gladstone; and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the Welcome Home Free Will Baptist Church near Hector, officiated by the Rev. Josh Aufengarten and the Rev. James Chronister. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, from 5-6 p.m., at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Timothy Condley, Todd Condley, J.L. Chronister, David Chronister, Roger Hern and Ted Hern. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and the Appleton Fire Department.
Memorials may be made to Welcome Home WAC or Eastern Star Chapter 505.
OWEITA K. CHURCHILL HOPSON - Luke Section, Row I, Lot 11
Oweita K. Churchill Hopson, 84, of Alma, formerly of Hector and of Russellville, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.
The daughter of Ulas and Ayleen Story Taylor, she was born August 15, 1930 in Parkdale. She was a 1948 graduate of Hector High School. Oweita and R.L. Churchill were married on June 19, 1948 in Hector. They owned and operated Churchill’s AG Supermarket in Hector for over 20 years. She later retired from Walmart in Russellville. As a homeroom mother in the Hector Schools, she was known for being attentive to each child, and she loved attending her daughter and granddaughter’s school, sports and church activities. In the 1960’s she served as church secretary at the Hector First Assembly of God under Rev. W.D. Hooten. She also taught the high school youth and was active in the church’s Vacation Bible School program each summer. Later she attended the First Assembly of God in Russellville. She enjoyed collecting elephant figurines, loved flower gardening, sewing, cooking for and serving her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, R.L. Churchill. She and Glen Hopson were married on October 18, 2002 in Hector. In addition to her husband, Oweita is survived by her daughter, Shelia Churchill, Alma; 3 grandchildren, Rachel and Sarah Churchill, both of Alma, Becky Hopson, Trussville, AL; sister, Lawatha Reames, Russellville; 2 stepsons, Mike (Sue) Hopson, Trussville, AL; Doug (Marian) Hopson, Greer, SC; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Funeral Service will be held at 10:00AM, Friday, January 9, 2015 at Humphrey Chapel. Rev. Dean Caldwell and her cousin, Aaron Duvall will officiate. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Thursday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Avenue, Springdale, AR 72762 www.hopecancerresources.com. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.
EZRA CRUZ STUTZMAN - Calvary Section, Row M, Lot 21
Ezra Cruz Stutzman, infant son of Salena Storment of Russellville and Darrell D.Stutzman of Dover, died Monday, December 1, 2014, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Duane Daniel Stutzman, his maternal great-grandfathers, Rev. Lee Cossey and Abraham Vargas, and his paternal great-grandparents, Dan G. and Marie Stutzman and Ray and Pauline Miller. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Piper Koster of Russellville and Zoie Stutzman of Dover; his maternal grandparents, Kathy Durant of Conway and Ronald Perea of Bellflower, California; his paternal grandmother, Dana Stutzman of Wooster, Ohio; and his maternal great-grandmothers, Billie Cossey of Russellville, and Helen Vargas of Long Beach, California.
Service arrangements are private and burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector, under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville
ACEL "RAYMOND" HAMILTON - Calvary Section, Row B, Lot 14
Acel “Raymond” Hamilton, Jr., 52, passed away November 18, 2014, after a year-long battle with cancer. Raymond was born November 19, 1961, in Star City, to Carolyn and Acel Hamilton, Sr. He served in the Air National Guard from Feb. 1980 to Feb. 1986. He was an ordained minister with Evangelistic Fellowship. Raymond pastored at Thompson Chapel in Appleton for three years sharing God’s message. He also owned Hamilton Construction and enjoyed building and remodeling houses. In years past, Raymond ran races and marathons, including the L.A. Marathon two times.
He was preceded in death by his father, Acel Raymond Hamilton, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, JoAnn; two daughters, Lydia Hamilton of the home and Kristie Hamilton and fiancé Alex Ahouse of Morrilton; son, Ace Hamilton and wife April of Russellville; granddaughter, Aliza Ahouse of Morrilton; step-grandson, Donovyn Ketchum of Russellville; mother and step-father, Carolyn and Gene Culwell of Caglesville; sisters, Pam Curtis and Sandra Bryant of Appleton; brother, Jody Hamilton and wife Julie of Atkins; step-brother, Aaron Culwell and wife Shelley of Russellville; step-sister, Karen and husband Mike Hokhold of Hector; two half-sisters, Lynda Petrides of Plainfield, CT and Cindy Coughlin; and numerous family members and friends. Additionally, a special place in his life was taken by Rev. Jimmy and Connie Coffman of Appleton: they were his mentors and friends throughout his ministry and before. They were all deeply loved by Raymond.
The family will receive visitors from 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, November 20 at Lemley Funeral Home in Atkins. The funeral will be held 10:00 AM, Friday, November 21, at Hector First Assembly of God with Rev. Shane Williams and Rev. Terry Duvall officiating, with special music by Sandy Stroud, followed by burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector. Pallbearers are his son, Ace Hamilton; nephews, Jeremy Curtis, B.J. Reid and Dustin Curtis; and longtime friends, Donnie Haley and Rev. Joey Hanna.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Raymond to: Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 220 John Babish Lane, Russellville, AR 72801. Online obituary and condolences are available at www.lemleyfuneral.com
MARY MAGDELENE CAUDLE - John Section, Row O, Lot 14
Mary Magdelene Caudle, 85 of Gentry, AR passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Siloam Springs Regional Hospital. Mrs. Caudle was born December 29, 1928 in Hector, AR; she was the daughter of Virgil and Roxie Tate.
Mary was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Gentry, AR. and a prayer warrior. She belonged to the West Point Study Club, was an avid reader and enjoyed researching her family's history.
Survivors Include: Children Michael and Regina Allison Roe, AR Thomas & Nancy Allison Siloam Springs, AR Marsha Allison-Sites Gentry, AR Grandchildren Sean Allison, Todd Taylor, Dallas & Stephanie Sites, Hudson Sites, Bethany Sites-Cole & Brandon Great Grandchildren Hayden & Zachary Taylor, Ellie & Jackson Cole Mrs. Caudle is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Benjamin Allison and Linzy Caudle, granddaughter Dana Allison-Taylor and 2 sisters Anna Jane Tate & Jabonia Tate-Barnhouse.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the funeral home from 5pm – 8pm The funeral will be held at the Gentry First Assembly of God Church in Gentry, AR on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm. The burial will be held at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector, AR on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10:00 am under the direction of Backstrom – Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, AR.
LEE COFFMAN - John Section, Row P, Lot 27b
Lee Coffman, age 70, of North Shore, California, passed away on October 8, 2014. He was born in Hector, Arkansas on September 11, 1940, to Doyle Coffman and Ida Lee Martin Coffman.
He is survived by his wife Carol Watts Coffman and daughter Shelly of Tennessee and sons Randy Coffman and Jimmy Watts of California. A private family memorial service will be held at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector, Arkansas.
He was a US Navy veteran.
JOHN RAY MASON - Calvary Section, Row H, Lot 18
John Ray Mason, 58 of Hector, Arkansas died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Arkansas River Valley Hospice Home in Russellville. He was born May 18, 1956 at Bunker, Missouri to Dewey and Pauline Burns Mason.
John was a retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Douglas Mason and a sister, Wanda Mick. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Mason; two sons, Joshua Mason and his Fiance' Adrienne Sherwood of Russellville, William Mason and wife Chelsea of Hector; one daughter, Mica Mason of Russellville; four granddaughters, Rheanne, Cadence, Melody and Aria; one sister, Betty Gregory of Cleveland, Arkansas; one brother Roger Mason and wife Janice of McCamey, Texas.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, August 15, 2014 at the Scottsville Assembly of God officiated by the Rev. Arnold Humphrey. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery under the direction of Broussard Funeral Home of Russellville. The visitation will be held Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
BILLY JOE McALISTER - Paul Section, Row G, Lot 35
Billy Joe McAlister, 85, of Hector, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014 at his home. The son of Joseph and Lou Ella Bowden McAlister, he was born April 27, 1929 in Hector. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War Era, serving with the U.S. Army of occupation in Germany. He worked for 30 years as a merchandiser for the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company in Russellville and the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Morrilton.
He was a past president of the Hector Ruritan Club and a member Hector Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Billy enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting coins and knives and watching sports. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Anita Hill McAlister; brother, James McAlister.
Survivors include three children , Elizabeth Ann McAlister of Hector, Randal J. McAlister of Maumelle, William Paul McAlister (Shawn) of Maumelle; 10 grandchildren, Bradley Wayne Graves (Lisa) Hector, Shaun Evan Graves, Brandon Joseph Thompson, Matthew David McAlister, Christopher James McAlister, Nickolas Paul McAlister, all of Russellville, Jansen Collin Thompson, McGhee, Jennifer Blair McAlister, Hilary Nicole Doddridge, both of Maumelle, Amelia Catherine McAlister, Sherwood; great-grandchildren, Raigen Elisabeth Sue Graves, Tanner Wayne Graves, Lucas McAlister, Matthew McAlister, Mark McAlister, Hayden McAlister, Tanner Windham, Emma Grace Faught, Sawyer Michael Lee Faught; brother-in-law, David Hill, Hector; sister-in-law, Pearlie McAlister Harmon
Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM, Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Walnut Grove Cemetery under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Shane Williams will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hector Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 11353 SR 27, Hector, AR, 72843 or Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 2405 East Parkway, Suite 3, Russellville, AR 78202.
WILLETTE HUMPHREYS ROWLANDS - John Section, Row K, Lot 6
Willette Humphreys Rowlands, 63, of Russellville, died Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born December 27, 1950, in Russellville, to Shelby Pat and Melvina Pauline Gibson Humphreys.
She was a 1969 graduate of Russellville High School where she was an honor student, and attended Arkansas Tech University. She was a payroll clerk at Arkansas Nuclear One, a Girl Scout and Brownie leader, and a lifetime member of First Assembly of God where she taught two Sunday School classes. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Gary Rowlands; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kristen and Randy Minton of Little Rock, and Rebecca and Scott Jackson of Fayetteville; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Pat and Sue Humphreys, Richard and Ann Humphreys and Michael and Kim Humphreys, all of Russellville; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Paulette Jackson of Russellville, and Nancy and Darryl Gill of Maumelle; and four grandchildren, Adrianne Caroline Minton, Ella Katherine Minton, Anna Katherine Jackson and Charlotte Grace Jackson.
The memorial service will be at 3 p.m., on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at First Assembly of God, officiated by the Rev. Keith Underhill and the Rev. Ronnie Morris. Burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery will be private, and under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, Post Office Box 2222, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-9984.
RADIS WILLIAM "BUDDY" COSSEY (Memorial only) - John Section, Row N, Lot 8
Radis William “Buddy” Cossey age 95 of Dardanelle died Friday, August 8, 2014 at his home. He was born September 8, 1918 at Hector to the late James Franklin and Lillie Belle Cross Cossey.
He was a member of the Delaware Assembly of god Church. He loved gardening and fishing. Survivors include seven children, Delbert Cossey and wife Sondra of Texarkana, Lum Cossey and wife Lena of Pottsville, Blackie Cossey of London, Bobby Cossey and wife Mary of London, Anna Belle Byers and husband Buddy of Russellville, Larry Joe Cossey and wife Carol of Pottsville, Randy Joe Cossey and wife Kym of Ola; two brothers, Jessie Cossey and wife Edra, Lonnie Cossey both of Dover and twenty one grandchildren; forty eight great grandchildren and sixty two great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00A.M., Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Delaware Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Graves Cemetery. In addition, there will be a Memorial marker in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector, Arkansas.Visitation will be held Monday, 5:00P.M. to 7:00P.M. at the chapel. Sons will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway, Suite 3, Russellville, Arkansas 72802. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com
REV. JIMMY LEE CHRONISTER - Calvary Section, Row F, Lot 12
Rev. Jimmy Lee Chronister, 75, of the Buttermilk Community north of Atkins, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Little Rock. He was born March 3, 1939, in Russellville, son of the late William and Syble Duvall Chronister.
He was a Free Will Baptist minister, a retired farmer and a member of the Sweet Home Free Will Baptist Church. Jim started preaching on Jan. 1, 1965. He preached in the Antioch Association for one year before he was ordained as a Free Will Baptist minister. He and his wife, Mary, pastored several churches in Arkansas, including St. Joe-Atkins, Union Grove-Atkins, Woodlawn-Russellville, First Free Will Baptist-Glenwood, Slaty Crossing-Dardanelle, Center Valley-Russellville (now Baker’s Creek), Johnson-Scranton, Salem-Glenwood, Smith Springs-Morrilton, New Life-Morrilton and finally Sweet Home Free Will Baptist Church of Atkins, where they have been since February 2004.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Ann Chronister; son, Keith L. Chronister and wife Vickie; brother, J.D. Chronister and wife Elma Zell; sister, Evelyn and husband Dwayne Helton; grandchildren, Cody W. Chronister and wife Lindsey, Clay A. Chronister and wife Megan and Clint G. Chronister and wife Kristen; and two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Paige Chronister and Landree Harris.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Sweet Home Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Campbell and Rev. Freddie Goates officiating. Burial is in Walnut Grove Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. today at Lemley Chapel. Pallbearers are Cody Chronister, Clay Chronister, Clint Chronister, Tim Whittenburg, Bill Pinion, Kenny Willcutt, Charles Martin and Steve Isom. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Hays, Bobby Higgins, Carl Rackley, Joe Garrison, Raymond Blackwell, Dalton Johnson and all men of Sweet Home Free Will Baptist Church.
Memorials in his honor may be made to the Sweet Home Free Will Baptist Church, c/o Tina Isom, 161 Adoration Lane, Russellville, AR 72802
RUTH CHRISTINE (COFFMAN) TRIGG - Moses Section, Row D, Lot 03
Ruth Christine Trigg, 87, of Sherwood, AR, formerly of Flint, MI, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, AR. The daughter of Jasper and Ethel L Bowden Coffman, she was born November 3, 1926 in Hector, AR. She was a housewife where she raised seven children. Christine enjoyed cake decorating, quilting, sewing, fishing, metal detecting and canning. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 53 years. William Henry Trigg; son, William Kieth Trigg; three grandsons, Dylan George, Ryan Wilbanks, Nathan Wilbanks; six brothers and one sister.
Survivors include six children, Reta Yarnold (Richard) of Sherwood, Beverly Wilbanks of Sherwood, Vicki George (Johnny) of Danville, Bruce Trigg of Linden, MI, Michele Miller (Mark) of Sherwood, Kevin Trigg (Kristen) of Sherwood; 14 grandchildren; three sisters, Wathena Williams of Atkins, Vera Epperson of Morrilton and Louise Tucker of Atkins.
Funeral Service will be held at 10:00AM, Friday, July 18, 2014 at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Ricky Kimzey will officiate. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector, AR by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Thursday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 E. Parkway Ste-3, Russellville, AR 72802.
CECIL RILEY - Calvary Section, Row P, Lot 22
Cecil Riley, 102, of Russellville, went home to be with the Lord Friday, May 30, 2014. The son of William and Emma (Green) Riley, he was born June 21, 1911 in Hector. He married Drucilla Kimbrell on February 18, 1933 in Hector. As a young man, he worked as a caddy at the Russellville Country Club. He was a founding member, Sunday school superintendent and deacon of the Hector First Assembly of God. His accomplishments include serving as mayor of Hector for 24 years and also working in construction as a carpenter and contractor, building at Arkansas Tech and Fort Chaffee. He also cut hair for many years on Saturday at the Hector barber shop. After his retirement many of the gentlemen of Hector still came to his home for haircuts in the carport where he had his barber chair. Mr. Riley was a master vegetable gardener who was known for his tomatoes and enjoyed going on the occasional deer hunt. Above all he loved spending time with his family, especially his numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Drucilla Riley; his parents; two sons, Bobby Riley and Bennie Riley; grandson, David Riley; three daughters-in-law, Joyce Riley, Linda Riley and Glenda Riley; four sisters and four brothers.
Those remaining to cherish his memory include three sons, Jimmy Riley and wife, Kathy of Hector, Ronnie Riley of Russellville and Gary Riley and wife, Brenda of Siloam Springs; two daughters, Fran Harmon and husband, Ron of Franklin, TN and Lawana Hamilton and husband, Dewayne of Russellville; 29 grandchildren; 72 great grandchildren; 26 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
Funeral Service will be held at 2PM, Monday, June 2, 2014 at the Hector AssemblY Of God. Rev Dean Caldwell, Rev C.K. Bull, and Pastor Shane Williams will officiate. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 3-5PM, on Sunday, at the funeral home. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.
ESTER CLAYTON - Luke Section, Row G, Lot 28
Ester Clayton, 86, of Dover, AR, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 at her home. The daughter of Jess and Ethel Freeman, she was born September 29, 1927 in Pelsor. She was a member of the Full Gospel church. She enjoyed quilting, camping and visiting people. She was preceded in death by her husband Earnie Clayton; and her parents.
Left to cherish her memory is one daughter Shirley Blackford and husband Larry of Pelsor; two granddaughters, Donna Proctor and husband Greg of Dover, Michelle Voss and husband Donnie of Hector; five great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and three sisters, Evelyn, Wilma Jean and Brenda.
There will be a private, immediate family, burial at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Burial at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector, Arkansas.