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Obituaries (Week of Feb. 22, 2016)


FullSizeRender (2)Roxie Etta Wise Fowler

Roxie Etta Wise Fowler, age 81 of Nashville, Ark., and formerly of Garland City, Ark., passed away comfortably in her home on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.

Mrs. Fowler was born on July 3, 1934 in Horatio, Ark., to Rufus Earl and Alice J. Wise.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Mrs. Fowler served on the board of USDA Farm Service Agency and the Farm Bureau Women’s Committee.

Mrs. Fowler was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Janelle Collins; and five brothers, Ray Wise, Donald Wise, Leo Wise, Harold Wise, and Frank Wise. 

She is survived by her devoted husband and caregiver of 63 years, Charles Fowler; three children, Marilyn Kennedy and husband, Ken, Dennis Fowler and wife, Teri, and Teresa Lumley; six grandchildren, Leslie Allmon and husband, Jeremy, Jeremy Fugitt and wife, Priscilla, Brittany Christie and husband, Matt, Courtney Stinson and husband, Josh, Carson Hughes and husband, Colton, and Josh Sullivan and wife, Hannah; ten great grandchildren, Holden, Finley, Amos, Lane, Logan, Knox, Samuel, Blakeli, Kinleigh, and Beatrice; one brother, Charles Richard Wise and wife, Doris; one sister-in-law, Cora Mae Wise; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at Shiloh Cemetery, 9143 Hwy 82E, Texarkana, Ark., with Bro. Rick Wise officiating under the direction of Smith Funeral Homes of Stamps. Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro, Ark. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the Shiloh Cemetery Fund. Online registration is available at www.aosmithfuneralhome.com

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.

Tracy Weems

Tracy Weems, 51, of Mineral Springs, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 in Ashdown. 

He was born June 8, 1964 in Buloxi, Miss., the son of Julia Tabler and the late Elrey Weems.

Survivors include: his mother and stepfather, Julia Tabler and William of Mineral Springs; and a daughter, Ashley Weems of Texarkana, Texas.                 

He was a member of the New Shiloh Baptist Church in Mineral Springs.                                 

Services were Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 at 2 p.m. at New Shiloh Baptist Church with Bro. David Raulerson officiating. Burial followed at Mineral Springs Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.

Visitation was Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.          

Send an online sympathy message to latimerfuneralhome.com.

Barbara Hendrix

Barbara Hendrix, 44, of Mineral Springs died Sunday, Feb. 21 at a Texarkana hospital.  Arrangements are pending with Hicks Funeral Home, Inc.

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