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Obituaries (Week of May 9, 2016)


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Dennis George Phelps, Sr.

Dennis George Phelps, Sr. age 66 of Center Point, Ark., passed away, Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Nashville.

He was born Aug. 27, 1949 in Chicago, Ill. to the late George Ralph and Alice Stephanie Krzyminsky Phelps. He was retired from Weyerhaeuser in Dierks. Dennis was a Methodist, loved coin collecting, working in his garden, camping, fishing, and spending time with his family. Dennis’s family, especially his grandchildren was his life. He was an avid Cubs and Blackhawk fan. He was a Past Master of Pleasant Valley Masonic Lodge #30 in Nashville, and was a Knights Templar. He also was awarded the Marked Master Mason Honorary Degree, which very few have ever received. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

Preceding him in death other than his parents were several of his siblings.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories: his best friend and love of his life, his wife, Linda Jones Phelps of Center Point; three daughters, Tracy Kesterson and husband, Todd, of Dierks, Tammy Watlington of Hope, Twila Curry and husband, Michael, of Nashville; his son, Dennis Phelps, Jr., and wife, Echo, of Center Point; a sister, Vyvan Lucas of McComb, Ill.; brothers-in-law Eddie Jones, Mackie Jones, Jackie Jones, and David Jones; six grandchildren, Andrew Billings and wife, Madison, Alex Curry, Katherine Craig,  Austin Billings, Brittany Craig, and Sadie Phelps; three step-grandchildren, Tyler Kesterson, Melanie Kesterson and Sidney Kesterson; one future great-granddaughter, Layla Grace Billings; and a large host of other family and friends.

Service were Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Nashville Funeral Home with J.W. Gilbert and Calvin Parker officiating. Interment followed with Masonic and Military Rites in Center Point Cemetery. The family received friends on Saturday night from 6-8 p.m. at Nashville Funeral Home.

You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com.

Thomas Newton Reed

Thomas Newton Reed, 89, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died May 1, 2016.

He was born Aug. 30, 1927, in the Sardis community near Nashville, the son of the late William and Frances Tollett Reed.

He was a member and longtime deacon at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cincinnati.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Alford.

Survivors include: his wife, Lucille West Reed of Cincinnati; daughters Debbie Brown and Sheri Harper; two brothers, Troy Reed of Wheaton, Ill., and Reuben Reed and wife, JoJo, of Nashville; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Wednesday, May 4 before the funeral at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Pastor Lance Cunningham presided.

Ruth White

Ruth White, 84, of Blair, Okla., formerly of Mineral Springs, died Monday May 9, 2016 in Lawton, Okla.

She was born April 23, 1932 in Sante Fe, N. Mex., the daughter of the late Rufus and Lillie Mae Frazier Morgan.

She was a member of the New Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Alvin White.

Survivors include: two daughters, Sandra Willingham and husband, T.J., of Blair, Okla., and Mary Parker and husband, Ron, of Belton, Texas; two sons, Tim White and, wife, Laura of Chama, N. Mex., and Al White McKinney, Texas; also grandchildren and  great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be 10a  a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2016, at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville. Burial will follow in Bluff Springs Cemetery. 

Send an online sympathy message at latimerfuneralhome.com.

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