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Floyd Hayes, born August 10, 1933, left this earthly home to dwell in the house of the Lord forever on December 29, 2020. He transitioned peacefully from his daughter’s home.

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Glenn Majors, 83 Sharpsville, slipped away to be with his Lord at 5:15 pm on December 30, 2020 at Community Howard. Glenn was born to the late Arthur and Mae Majors in Shiloh Arkansas on June 23, 1937. Glenn is survived by his children Steve (Jeanne) Majors, Tipton, Rick (Nancy) Majors, Koko…

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While we prepare to enter a new year and begin the 2021 Regular Session, we want to take a moment to review what has been taking place at the State Capitol in 2020. Some of the work accomplished in 2020 lays the foundation for future legislation.

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Thomas Edward Ferrell, 56, of Pangburn, Arkansas passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 in Little Rock. He was born on November 7, 1964 to Eugene Ferrell and Gertrude Winfred Hardin in Althemier, Arkansas.

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Wetzel Hermon Stark, age 89, of Heber Springs, Arkansas passed away due to COVID complications on December 18, 2020. Wetzel was born April 20, 1931, in Pearson, Arkansas, to Charles Herman and Lucy Mae Stark. Wetzel is preceded in death by his parents; his children, Karen Michelle Stark, twi…

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Billy Clyde Lindsey age 65, entered the presence of Jesus on December 5th 2020. He was born July 17th 1955 to William Calvert “Bill” and Mavis Fletcher Lindsey in Midland, Texas.

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The glass-half-empty perspective is that the past 12 months have stretched this democracy kind of thin. The glass-half-full perspective is that it’s still pretty strong.

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Larry Littrell, 63, of Drasco passed away November 24, 2020.

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Lee Edward Smith, 82, passed away November 17, 2020. Lee was a big family man and also a retired Baptist Minister. He loved music and actually built his own harp. Lee was a lifelong learner and he obtained a music degree from the University of Memphis. He loved to travel in his RV and also l…

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Thurman R. “Bob” Carr of Greers Ferry died on November 26 in Heber Springs. Born in Miller, Arkansas in 1923, Mr. Carr was 97 years old.

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Gail Whitsitt Tompkins, 83, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.

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Donna Marie Buckholz, age 87, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 Springhill Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born April 10, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Charles Buckholz and Gertrude Ullrich Buckholz. She was a member of the St. Albert’s Catholic Church …

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A private family graveside service was held for Lester A. Diffenderfer from Eastlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia, MS, with Rev. Rondal Richardson officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Paula Jean Hackworth, age 76, passed from this life at Unity Health Medical Center, Searcy, Arkansas, and went to her Heavenly home on Friday, November 13, 2020. She was born on August 7, 1944, in Heber Springs, Arkansas, to the late Willard and Idale Ward Hackworth. She was a member of Firs…

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Sharon Veona Phillips, age 72, of Ida, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020. Born on February 1, 1948 in Heber Springs, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Billy and Leona F. Towell Lacy.

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Michael Charles Engler of Hot Springs Village, AR passed away on Friday, November 6. He spent his final days surrounded by loved ones. He was born December 27, 1955 to AC and Emma Jean Engler of Heber Springs. Mike graduated high school in Heber Springs and returned 20 years later to raise h…

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Gladys Marie Regenos Thomas, 83, of Rosebud, Arkansas, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 10, 2020.

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Sandra Gray Baker of Heber Springs passed away peacefully, November 10, 2020. She was born October 11, 1942 in Morrilton to James Homer and June Mason Gray. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Wenona. Sandra was a faithful member of the Heber Springs Church of Christ. With a …

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Marcia M. (Poole) Johnston, age 88, of Rosebud, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020. She was born June 5, 1932, in Lapile, Arkansas, to the late S. P. (Pete) Poole and Ellen Head Poole. She was a member of the Heber Springs Nazarene Church.

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Shirley Cothren, age 76, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on November 6, 2020. Born on November 29, 1943 in Etowah, Arkansas to Marvin and Morvie Turnbough. She learned the value of hard work at an early age when she dropped out of school in the 4th grade to pick cotton to h…

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Due to the Veterans Day holiday, next week's edition of The Sun-Times will be distributed on Thursday, Nov. 12 instead of its usual Wednesday distribution. 

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Nathan Arnold Haile, age 75, of Pangburn, Arkansas passed away October 30, 2020 at his home. Born on January 24, 1945 in Heber Springs, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Charles Lloyd and Iona Ghent Haile.

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A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date for Ella Mae Francis, 74, West Plains, Missouri.

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Jean Ann Helmbeck, widow of the late Shelby Helmbeck, was born on March12, 1929 in Lima, Ohio to the late Samuel and Bernice Schoonover. After completing High School, she went to modeling school and modeled through out the state of Ohio.

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Lola Fern Graham, daughter of William Earl Dillard and Lela Bell Cantrell Dillard, was born January 27, 1933, in Calico Rock, Arkansas. She died September 26, 2020, in Harrison, Arkansas, at the age of 87. She graduated from Calico Rock High School in 1951. She married Vernon Graham on Augus…

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Jane Waller Young, former advertising manager for the Helena-West Helena (AR) Daily World, died Wednesday. She was 97. After retirement she was a resident of Tannenbaum Resort near Drasco, AR for the last 30 years before recently moving to Murfreesboro TN to live with her daughter Mary Jane Young.

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Charlotte Darlene Stalter, 78, went to be with the Lord on November 1, 2020. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona on June 11, 1942 to the late Charlie and Ruth Peterson. She was a member of Sugarloaf Baptist Church in Higden, Arkansas; where she truly loved and enjoyed her church family. Charlot…

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Richard Baker, 91, of Heber Springs, died Sunday, October 25, 2020 in a Maumelle Nursing Home. He was born in Brinkley, Arkansas on February 24, 1929. He was the son of the late Charles E. Baker, Jr and Georgia Bell Lawson.

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On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Rex Davidson, loving husband, and father of two children passed away at age 79.

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Doris Marie Catt Bell age 85, of Pearson, Arkansas, passed away October 13, 2020. Born on May 18, 1935 in Knobel, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Dale Logan Catt and Hazel Hancock Catt.

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Clyde Dorrough of Heber Springs, Arkansas passed away October 18, 2020. He was born in Dermott, Arkansas to Clyde Cecil Dorrough, Sr. and Louise Trantham Dorrough on February 10, 1939. Clyde was married to Debrah Harris Dorrough of Monticello, Arkansas and together they had four children: Ki…

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Gwen Gann, 97, of Mountainburg, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020. She was born December 18, 1922 in Salem to William and Bertha Thompson. She was a homemaker.

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After a short illness, Lawrence Sieradski passed away at his home in Heber Springs, Arkansas on October 9, 2020.

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Etta Jane (Coleman) Shearer was born January 15, 1925, in Booneville, MS to Henry Hezekiah and Mary Lula (Smith) Coleman. She was one of 12 siblings born during the Depression. Her father died when she was only 9 years old, and Granny Coleman raised her children to be hard workers. Janie fol…

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Charles Wesley Gilmer, age 76, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, passed away October 8, 2020. Born on October 21, 1943 in Heber Springs, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Herman and Helen Sykes Gilmer.

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On Sunday October 4, 2020, Wanda Joyce Cantrell, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away at the age of 75.

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Mary Lee May, 86, went to be with her Lord on September 23, 2020.

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Marion C. Moeller, 95, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 8, 2020. She was born in Chicago, IL on October 14, 1924 to Clara and Charles Suchan.

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Dale P. (Skip) Lishock of Heber Springs died on the 1st of October, 2020. He lost his beloved wife, Dorothy (Dot) Lishock, on July 2, 2020.

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Helen Louise Wood of Russelville, Arkansas passed away on September 26, 2020 at the age of 95 years.

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James William Rorie, age 94, was born near Quitman, Arkansas on December 16, 1925 and passed away at home in Heber Springs, Arkansas surrounded by loved ones on October 1, 2020. He was the son of the late Garland and Millie Jackson Rorie.

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Freeda Imojean Cothren (Verser), 89, owner of the Colonial Motor Inn, passed away at home on September 18, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Gly Cothren and her son, Steven Cothren.

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Marie Floyd Moorehead, age 87, of Wilburn, Arkansas, passed away September 23, 2020. Born on January 25, 1933 in Hiram, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Connie Payton Floyd.

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R. F. (Bud) Dudeck, Jr. the son of R. F. Dudeck, Sr and Pauline Dudeck was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 3, 1938 and passed away in Heber Springs, Arkansas on September 24, 2020 at the age of 82 years.

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Donnie Jeanne Sartain Hoisager, 88, passed away September 14, 2020. Born March 2, 1932 Vilonia, Arkansas to the late Rev. Ernest and Jennie (Parker) Simmons, Widow of Willie.

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Chrissy Gay Wilson, 56, of Heber Springs, went home to be in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 9, 2020. She was born December 19, 1963 in England, Arkansas to Arnold Thomas and Helen Thompson.

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Sybil Ellen Chisler, age 100, of Mt. View, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas. She was born in Daybrook, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Shannon and Myrtle Ivy Moore Wilson.

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On Friday, September 11, 2020, Bettie Gale West Morrow joined her adoring husband, James O. Morrow Sr., in heaven. The loving mother of six, grandmother of nine and great grandmother of eleven passed away at the age of 81. Born on February 20, 1939 in Memphis, TN.

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Randy Allen Hensley, 64, resident from Heber Springs Arkansas, formerly of Quitman, was born December 22, 1955 in Webb, Mississippi to the late Henry and Gladys Hensley. Randy passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 11, 2020.

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Raymond Gerald Stacks, age 93, of Tumbling Shoals, Arkansas died Friday, September 4, 2020. He was born October 10, 1926 in Hattieville, Arkansas to the late Robert Homer and Flossie Ann Strickland Stacks. Gerald retired from three jobs during his working career: military, railroad, and bus …