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Obituaries (Week of Nov. 2, 2015)


Betty Ann Sanford

Betty Ann Copeland Sanford, 75, of Nashville,died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015.

She was born Dec. 23, 1940, the daughter of the late TJ and Tacy Marjorie Bissell Copeland.

She was a member of the Midway Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Thomas “Tommy” Sanford; a brother, James Carrol Copeland.

Survivors include: her sons, James Michael Sanford and Jay Sanford; a brother, Jewell David “Hank” Copeland, all of Nashville; also a grandchild.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. A private family service was held on Saturday.

Arrangements were under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.

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Arry Francis Turner

Mrs. Arry Francis Turner, age 99 and 9 months, from Nashville, Ark., was born Feb. 6, 1916 in the Buck Range community. She was born number 8 of 10 children to Thomas Ryle Roberts Hill and Lula Carolina Hill.

She went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Oct. 29, 2015 after a brief stay at Mine Creek Nursing.

Mrs. Turner was a homemaker, worked at Red River Arsenal and Cassidy Egg Farm. She loved cooking, sewing, gardening and loved to fellowship with others as a member of Midway Baptist Church. Her philosophy in life was to trust and believe in our Lord Jesus Christ. She never knew a stranger. She loved to feed people and cook homemade biscuits. All were welcome at her table, and no one left hungry.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie T. Turner; two sons, Charles Don Turner and Sloan Turner; one daughter, Lula Mae Head; her parents, Thomas Ryle Roberts Hill and Lula Carolina Hill; four brothers, Jeff Davis Hill, William Henry Hill, Thomas Hayes Hill, James Fred Hill; five sisters, Mary Nancy Hill, Mattie Mae Hill Hockaday, Lillie Cleo Hill Reed, Annie Laurie Hill, and Neoma Jo Hill Ferguson.

She is survived by: one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Kathy Turner of Wilton, Ark.; seven grandchildren, Shelby Campbell and husband Steve Campbell, Shannon Beck and husband Bob Beck, Lee Head and wife Susan Head, Eric Turner, Scott Turner, Lee Head, and Timothy Head; nine great-grandchildren, Baily Campbell, Chloe Campbell, Sean Beck, Janis Bartel and husband Clay Bartel, Sharon Richards, Colby Turner, Taylor Turner and Julianna Turner; one great-great-grandchild, Skylar Richards; numerous nieces, nephews and precious friends, and one special friend, Casey Goodwin.

Services were Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 at 3 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Mays officiating. Interment followed in County Line Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon from 4 to 6. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com. Memorials may be made to Midway Baptist Church 504 Hwy. 27 South Nashville, AR 71852.

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Charles Lowery

Charles Lowery, 82, of Murfreesboro, died on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 in Hot Springs, Ark.  He was born on May 16, 1933 in Piney, Ark., the son of the late Frank Lowery and Bessie (Hill) Lowery.

Charles was a self-made successful man. He lost his mother at the age of 7 and went to work in the log woods at 13 years old, working and going to school. Charles was a truck driver for many years, then owner of C and N Trucking, Inc. He was a pipeliner for Operators Union 178 until retirement in 2012. He was a mason in Pike Lodge for 50 years and member of the First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro. He was loved and admired by friends and all his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Norma Jean Lowery, and one son, Jerry Lowery;

Survivors include: one daughter, Donna Reeves and husband, Scooter of Nashville; three sons, Stevie Lowery and wife, Susan, Chuck Lowery and wife, Debbie, and Ricky Don Lowery and wife, Paula, all of Murfreesboro; nine grandchildren, Bryan and Marci Lowery and Elleigh Jean Lowery of Hot Springs, Timmy and Jerri Woodruff of Dierks, Kayla and Mark McCarley of Texarkana, Ark., Jarrod Lowery of Texarkana, Ark., Ben and April Lowery of Murfreesboro, Darrick and Carrie Lowery of Lonoke, Jake and Mitzi Lowery of Murfreesboro, Chelcey Lowery and Jon Best of Los Angeles, Calif.; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Frances Hendrix of Gold Beach, Ore.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro with David Dillard officiating. Burial to follow in Pleasant Home in Murfreesboro under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.

Visitation was on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

You may send an online sympathy message to www.latimerfuneralhome.com.

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