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Obituaries (Week of April 18, 2016)



Martha Helen

Bell Miller

Martha Helen Bell Miller, age 85 of Nashville, formerly of Mineral Springs, went to her eternal home on Friday, April 15, 2016.

She was born Oct. 4, 1930 in the Blackland community south of Mineral Springs. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Fomby Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Ashdown. She loved working in her flowers, taking care of her cats and feeding her redbirds. She also loved reading and working word puzzles.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Charles K. Miller, and her daughter, Rebecca Jean Miller Youngblood.

Her survivors include: a son, Bobby Miller and wife, Sheila, of Nashville; a very special friend and cousin, Harold D. and Liz Bell of Mineral Springs; also, three grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.

Graveside services were Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2 p.m. in Mineral Springs Cemetery with Bro. Jarrod Hendry officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday night from 6-8. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com. Memorials may be made to the Mineral Springs Cemetery, PO Box 810 Mineral Springs, AR 71851.

Mary Regnier

Mary Regnier, 93, of Murfreesboro, died Friday, April 15, 2016 in Murfreesboro. 

She was born Nov. 14, 1922 in El Dorado, the daughter of the late Dan Bagwell and Dora Moran Bagwell.   

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jim Cummings and her second husband, Gene Regnier; two brothers, E.J. Bagwell and Bill Bagwell; and one sister, Zelona Bagwell Finney.

Survivors include: her brother, Jesse Bagwell of Murfreesboro.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2016 in Murfreesboro Cemetery with Bro.Troy Carroll officiating under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Murfreesboro.

Visitation preceded the service at Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.

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Robbye Ruth

“Totsie” Chaney

Robbye Ruth “Totsie” Chaney, age 90, of Murfreesboro, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016.

She was born on Oct. 7, 1925, in Murfreesboro, the daughter of Lucious Malachi “Mallie” Crocker and Maude Belle Kizzia Crocker. On Aug. 14, 1943, she was married to Leon Chaney who preceded her in death on May 14, 2010. She was also preceded in death by her brother, John Rayburn Crocker.

She was a member of the First Christian Church and had been since she was 13 years old. She was a homemaker and wonderful seamstress.  Since 1962, she would meet every weekday with her dearest friends called “the Coffee Bunch.”  She loved taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Totsie will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, James L., Jr. and Theresa Chaney of Pensacola, Fla., and Matthew D., IV, and Lisa Chaney of Murfreesboro; her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Thomas Strawn of Murfreesboro; seven grandchildren, Brent Strawn, Amanda Henry, Priscilla Faulkner, Kimber Huss, Matthew D. Chaney, V, Stephanie Plyler and Ben Chaney; eleven great-grandchildren, Dillon Strawn, Haley Henry, Hannah Huss, Lexi Henry, Matthew D. Chaney, VI, Gage Huss, Alex Huss, Colten Plyler, Rex Faulkner, Lincoln Faulkner, Madison Moody and Kelsi Moody; and two great-great-grandchildren, Harper Stout and Henley Kate Frachiseur.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in the First Christian Church with Rob Evans and Bro. Bob James officiating.

Visitation was Monday, 6-8 p.m., at the First Christian Church.

Interment was in Murfreesboro Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.

Pallbearers were Brent Strawn, Ben Chaney, John Michael Crocker, Jason Faulkner, Andrew Vitzthum and David Henry.

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Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith, 69, of Nashville, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Little Rock.  He was born on Dec. 16, 1946 in Cotton Plant, Ark., the son of the late Kelsie Smith and Gunell McCrary Smith.                                                                                           

He was the minister of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda Smith of Nashville; one daughter, Jerri Lynn Lovelis of Nashville; three grandchildren, Jeffery Lovelis and fiancé, Megan Paul, Austin Lovelis and fiancé, Bekah Raulerson, and Jesus Hernandez; and one sister, Dixie Jo Newton of Nashville.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in County Line Cemetery with Bro. David Cassady officiating, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.                                                        

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

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