Ronnie Charles Howard
Ronnie Charles Howard of Nashville, Ark., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. He was born Jan. 7, 1944 in Dierks, Ark., to the late Ruth Green Howard and Floyse Hyle Howard. Ronnie graduated from Dierks High School in 1962. He studied Business Administration at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Southern State College and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. His work history included several years with Dierks Forestry, Hartness Construction, the University of Arkansas and Drew County Tomato Growers and Lincoln Income Life Insurance Company. He was employed by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Nashville as office manager from 1968 until his retirement in 2001.
Ronnie was fierce competitor. As a young man, he excelled in high school basketball and football. On graduating from high school, he signed with the Arkansas Razorbacks football team but had his promising future on the gridiron cut short by an unfortunate injury. Ronnie was an avid sportsman who loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and collecting guns. He shared this interest with many young people while serving as an adult leader in with the Howard County 4-H Shooting Sports Club. For many years he taught hunter education classes.
Ronnie was baptized into the Lord at a very early age and remained a faithful member of the Church of Christ until his death. For many years he taught Bible class for junior high students. He also served as treasurer for the Monticello Church of Christ for several years.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Floyse Howard; two brothers, Danny Hyle Howard (Jacque) and Thomas Howard (Paula), and an infant son, Glen Christian Howard.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Jo Norsworthy Howard; two daughters, Dana Danielle Hughes (Travis) of Royce City, Texas, Shelby Lynn Bowles (Randy) of Wynne, Ark.; two sons, Ronnie Michael Howard (Joanna) of Nashville, Ark., and Sammy Dean Howard of New York, NY; and nine grandchildren: Christian Hart, Austin Hughes, Ansley Hughes, Lily Bowles, Alayna Hughes, Walter Bowles, Bella Bowles, Halton Howard and Lacey Clayton Mott (Stephen). Ronnie is also survived by his sister, Jo Ann Howard Walters (Billy Jay, deceased) of Dierks, Ark.; his brothers, Richard Howard (Jeanna) of Nashville, Ark., and Jimmy Lloyd (Wanda) of Dierks, Ark.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 at Sunset Church of Christ at 11 a.m. with Dr. Glenn Lance, Randy Hughes, and Michael Howard officiating. Burial followed at Restland Cemetery in Nashville under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home chapel.
Memorials may be sent to: Indian Christian School; c/o Sunset Church of Christ;
P.O. Box 7; Nashville, AR 71852
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Patsy Ruth ‘Pat’ Sivley
Patsy Ruth “Pat” Sivley, 85, of Nashville, Ark., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 in Texarkana, Texas. She was born on June 18, 1930 in Clarksville, Texas, the daughter of the late George E. Hall and Chloe (Battle) Hall.
Pat was a longtime, faithful member of the Sunset Church of Christ in Nashville, where in the past she was a Sunday school teacher. She loved to cook and loved to share with friends and family and she was known for her pecan pies. She loved having her family over to eat and play cards. She loved chauffeuring her friends around town, especially in the fall to look at the fall foliage. She was very active with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren never missing an event they were in.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Max G. Sivley; sisters, Martha Baird, Lou Goode; and brothers, Jim Hall and Billy Tom Hall.
She is survived by two daughters, Donna Kay Dyer and husband, Richard of Nashville, and Diane Propps and husband, Phil of Nashville; grandchildren, Amy White of Nashville, Beth Turbeville and Scott of Nashville, Aaran Propps and Kayla of Nashville; and great-grandchildren, Megan Graham of Nashville, Dawson Graham of Clyde, Texas, Mason Turbeville, and Chloe Turbeville, both of Nashville. A host of other relatives and friends mourn her passing.
Services were on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Latimer Funeral Home with Phillip Turner and David Williams officiating. A private burial will follow in Restland Memorial Park in Nashville under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Aileen Walston, 93, of Dierks, died Nov. 15, 2015 in Dierks. She was born Oct. 19, 1922 in Kirby, Ark., the daughter of the late Solomon Ray and Idallia Pasley.
She was a member of the Dierks Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Walston; a great-grandson; four brothers, and two sisters.
Survivors include: children, Phil Walston and wife, Judy of Dierks, Janice Hughes of Dierks, Kay Pinkerton and husband, Dwight of De Queen, and Donald “Bud” Walston and wife, Peggy of Hot Springs; a sister, Lilly Mae Taylor of Hot Springs; also, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Dierks Church of Christ with Kelly Brown and Bill Paxton officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Joy Cemetery under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at the Dierks Church of Christ.
Earl Heatherly, 72, of Mineral Springs, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 in Texarkana, Texas.
He was born Sept. 2, 1943 in Texarkana, Texas, the son of the late Dave Heatherly and Mary Lou Howfarth.
He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Mineral Springs.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Kay Heatherly.
Survivors include: a son, Tommy Heatherly of Little Rock; a daughter, Lori Brown and husband, Charles, of Bryant; two brothers, J.D. Heatherly and wife, Marie f Texarkana, Texas, and Sonny Heatherly and wife, Barbara Ann, of Mineral Springs; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at the Mineral Springs Cemetery in Mineral Springs with Ben Jones officiating under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville.
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Opal Dean Morphew Jackson
Opal Dean Morphew Jackson, 84, of Burleson, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.
She was born Sept. 15, 1931 in Nashville, to the late James Albert and Janie Ann Sheffield Morphew.
She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, and a sister.
Survivors include: her daughter, Debra Ann Plunk Riddle, and husband, Wayne ,of Burleson, Texas; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Oak Grove Cemetery with Bro. Al Terrell officiating.
Winnie Mae Armstrong Marshall
Winnie Mae Armstrong Marshall, 84, of Nashville, died Nov. 14, 2015.
She was born April 27, 1931, the daughter of the late Miller and Loi Etta Porter Armstrong.
She was a former elected member of the Nashville City Council, and was a member of the Dodson Street Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Marshall; three sisters; Irene Briggs, Clora Bell Young and Nora Young; and two brothers; James Armstrong and I.V. Armstrong.
Survivors include: a daughter, Gwendolyn Jones and husband, Phillip, of Nashville; three sons, Travis Marshall and wife, Deborah, Tandell and Troace Marshall, all of Nashville; also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Nashville Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow in St. Paul Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday night, 6-8 p.m.
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Andrea Miller Herndon
A memorial service will be held for Andrea Miller Herndon of Fayetteville, a former resident of Nashville. Arrangements are by Nashville Funeral Home.