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Obituaries (Week of Feb. 15, 2016)


Roy Dale Johnson

Roy Dale Johnson, 61, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in Nashville.

He was born Aug. 18, 1954 to William Johnson and the late Virginia Johnson in Nashville.

He was proceeded in death by a brother William Earl Johnson, and a sister, Rita Lynn Johnson.

He was a client at the Howard County Children’s Center.

Survivors include: his wife, Cynthia Wesson-Johnson; a stepson, Terrance Wesson; his father; sisters, Bobby Thomas of Compton Calif., Cynthia Marlow and Patricia Johnson, both of Nashville, Lenoria Johnson, of Little Rock, Jackie Johnson and Shirley Johnson, both of Hope; brothers, Clifford, Wilburt, Ronnie and Donnie Johnson.

Services were Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at Dodson Street Church of Christ in Nashville with Pastor Dedron Jordan officiating. Interment followed in St. John cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.

Send an online sympathy message to nashvillefh.com.


J.R. Treece

J.R. Treece, age 73 of Nashville, Ark., went home to his Lord and Savior on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 in Nashville. He was born April 16, 1942 in Mandeville, Ark. He was a retired Master Oiler at Domtar in Ashdown.

He was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Dad had several special interests: fishing, hunting, and drinking a beer with the guys. He loved the Razorbacks and was an avid Cowboys fan (even when they were losing). He raced dwarf cars and his was Yosemite Sam. He loved his entire family and they always came first in his life.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

His survivors include: his best friend and the love of his life, Rita Evans Treece of Nashville; sons, Colton High, Cody Campbell, Cason Jones, Chris Flowers, Hugh, Ron and Skip Evans (Yes, these are actually his nephews and grandsons, but Dad actually raised these boys into fine young men.) He loved them as his sons and busted their backsides when needed. Daughters, Tammy Treece Rosales and husband, Louis Rosales, Jr., Tina Treece-Flowers and Curtis Argo; a brother, Dennis Treece and wife, Jeannie, a sister Lois Tribble, Charles and Kathy Stephens, (actually nephew, but more like a brother); Great-grandchildren, Caine, Piper, Rhett, Laney, Pace, Jaidin, Journei, Harlow, Saylor, Fitz, Gracie; close friends, Scott and Shelia Hicks, Deb, Drake and Gracie, and kin, Donnie and Ann Maguire, Johnny and Robbie Harris, Robin, Taylor and Matt Treece, Will, Linde, Skylar, Emory Huddleston; as well as a large host of other family and friends.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Nashville Funeral Home with Randy Hughes and Keith Mays officiating. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com.

William Clyde Ward

William Clyde “Bear” Ward, 56, of Dierks, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at his home.

He was born Aug. 23, 1959 in Center, Ala., the son of Clyde Ward, Jr., ad Mary Francis Deer, both of Dierks. He was a log truck driver.

Survivors include: his wife, Rebekah Turner Ward of Dierks; two daughters Amy Mor and husband, Ray, of Horatio, April Ward of Nashville; a son, Adam Ward and wife, Dana, of Dierks; three brothers, Wendell Ward of Texarkana, Texas, Mitchell Ray Ward of Dierks and Doug Ward of Newhope; also grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Graveside service under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home, Dierks, was 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in the Fellowship Cemetery near Dierks with Thomas Ward officiating.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 at the funeral home in Dierks.

Register on-line at wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

Martha Lou Jackson

Martha Lou Jackson, 73, of Murfreesboro, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 in Hot Springs.

She was born Jan. 10, 1943 in Crystal Springs, Miss., the daughter of the late William Brown and Ruth L. Phillips Pazouros.

Survivors include: her husband of nearly 52 years, David K. Jackson of Murfreesboro; three sons, David A. Jackson of Texarkana, Texas, Kenneth Jackson and wife, Patty, of Billstown, Oather Jackson and wife, Carrie, of Murfreesboro; two daughters, Vera Jackson of Hope, and Loretta Brantley and husband, Jimmy, of Delight; three brothers, Jerry Brown, Fred Brown and Patrick Brown; also grandchildren.

Visitation was Monday, Feb. 15 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro with burial following in Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.


Erma Lou Henderson

Erma Lou Henderson, 78, of Russellville, and the matriarch of the Henderson family, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

The daughter of William and Alma Hosey Roberts, she was born Sept. 21, 1937, in Murfreesboro, Ark. She was a graduate of Murfreesboro High School and Bob Jones University where she earned a degree in Christian education. She was the co-founder of Henderson Specialties, Inc.  She took great pleasure in helping care for her great-grandchildren who were her pride and joy. Erma was a long standing member of Second Baptist Church of Russellville where she was a Sunday school teacher for over 30 years. She volunteered with the Christian Women’s Job Corp, Women on Missions and UCT. She was a proud member of the Knottie Hat Girls, a chapter of the Red Hats Society. Erma enjoyed taking trips with the Young at Hearts, a senior citizen church group and looked forward every year to teaching the two-year-old class in Vacation Bible School.  Her greatest accomplishment in life was her family.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Vernon Roberts; a sister-in-law, Faye Roberts; and two precious grandsons, Brandon Mabry and Josh Henderson.

Erma is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Martha Henderson of Scottsville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kelly and Barbara Mabry and Pete and Cindy Mathews, all of Russellville; seven grandchildren, Vanessa Lambert of Pottsville, Brittany and Jeremy Myers of Hector, Kara and Jonathan Asner of Pottsville, Jessica Mabry of Rogers and her fiancé, Michael Elrod, Matthew, Micheal and P. J. Henderson, all of Scottsville, Samantha and Shawn Matthews of Lake City, Shiann and Eric Bradley of Enterprise, Ala., and Garrett Ryals of Scottsville; 10 great-grandchildren, Hailey Lambert, Jason and Jasper Asner, Mylah, Emalyn and Hazyl Myers, Sara and Issac Nunnely, Laurel and Lawson Bradley; and two granddogs, Alvin and Fitz.

The funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at Second Baptist Church in Russellville with Pastor Robin Foster officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville by Humphrey Funeral Service.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, at the funeral home. 

Pallbearers were Kelly Mabry, Jonathan Asner, Michael Elrod, John Sechrest, Michael Henderson, Matthew Henderson and Steve Gist. 

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 East Parkway Suite 3, Russellville, AR 72802.

Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.

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