Obituaries for November 3, 2020
Michael Clifford McKinnis, 59, of Mena, AR, formerly of Columbia County, AR, died Friday, October 16, 2020 in Mena.
Michael was born December 20, 1960 in Chicago, IL. He served in the United States Marine Corp and worked in the construction industry. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #4259.
Michael is preceded in death by his parents James “Jim” C. McKinnis and Harlene Jean (Armstrong) McKinnis Heehler and infant brother Jackie McKinnis. He is survived by his
girlfriend Cathy Cloud of Mena; daughters Mallori Parkman of Eureka, MO and Carolyn Beeson of Belle Chasse, LA; grandchildren Hadley, Reed, and Eason Parkman, and Cymber Beeson; brother Dean Roth of Mena; sisters Ginger Kelley, Eve McCallister, and Jennifer Heehler all of Mena; step daughter Ruby Clark of Shreveport, LA; step mothers Helen Mangum of Waldo and Diane Norment of Magnolia; step sister Misty Alexander of Tulsa, OK; a host of nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Western Cemetery in Plainfield, AR with Bro. Elvis Griffin officiating under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia.
Memorial donations may be made to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #4259, 3091 Hwy 71 North, Mena, AR 71953.
To sign the online guest book or to share a memory visit www.lewisfuneralhome.biz.
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Gwendolyn Callicott Gill, 78, of Arlington, TX passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at home surrounded by her family.
Gwendolyn was born November 18, 1941 in Waldo, AR to the late Harvey “Pete” and Virginia (Herring) Callicott. Gwendolyn married her high school sweetheart in October 1961 and was a devoted Navy wife for 20 years to her late husband Joe H. Gill. She retired after 32 years from Cardinal Health. Her family was her priority in life. She touched so many people with her kind and selfless spirit and made it no secret that her strength came from her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Gwendolyn is survived by her daughters Teresa Collard (Jason) of Arlington, TX, and Melissa Smith (Brad) of Grand Prairie, TX; grandson Spencer Key of Arlington, TX; sisters Sandra Hovarter of Stamps, AR, Marion Barnard (Rickie) of Taylor, AR; brother Mark Callicott (Jill) of Waldo, AR; sister in law Lesby Garland (Raymond) of Buckner, AR.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Shiloh Cemetery in Lamartine, AR under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia.
Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, www.arthritis.org/donate
To sign the online guestbook or to share a memory visit www.lewisfuneralhome.biz.
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LTC (RET) Edward E. Bailey, Jr., 81, of Magnolia, AR, formerly of Richmond, VA passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020 at the Encompass Health in Texarkana, TX.
Edward was born April 6, 1939 in Richmond, VA. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and retired as Lieutenant Colonel after 22 years of service. After retiring from military service, he taught technical drafting and welding at Magnolia High School for 20 years and after retiring from teaching he worked for 5 years at Farmers Bank and Trust Company in Magnolia.
Edward formerly served on the Board of Abilities Unlimited and the Board of Magnolia Country Club. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and the Warnock Springs Deer Camp. He enjoyed gardening and loved to hunt, fish, and play golf with his friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Edward Elmore Bailey, Sr., and Ruth Elizabeth (Jones) Bailey and a sister Jean Farmer. Edward is survived by his wife of 53 years Linda C. Bailey of Magnolia, daughters Kelly Manning (Robert) of Lakewood, CA, Kristin Humphreys of Hot Springs, AR, and son Thomas E. Bailey (Veda) of Phenix City, AL.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Magnolia Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia. Visitation will be Thursday, November 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Central Baptist Church, 207 West Union, Magnolia, AR 71753
or to Fallen Outdoors, 20123 North East 174th St., Brush Prairie, WA 98606.
To sign the online guest book or to share a memory visit www.lewisfuneralhome.biz
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Harold Fredrick Cheatham, 86, of Taylor, Arkansas passed away October 31, 2020. He was born April 24, 1934 in Stamps, Arkansas to Arthur and Ella Roberts Cheatham. Harold loved hunting, fishing, gardening and planting trees everywhere he went. He enjoyed fixing and flying airplanes and winding electric motors. He was a self-taught electrician. He loved to stay busy, spending most of his time outdoors and with family.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ray Cheatham; brothers Walter and Bun Cheatham; sisters, Claria and Vera and granddaughter, Crystal Banvelos.
He is survived by son, Michael Cheatham; daughters Kathy Tallant and husband, Yoyo of Stamps, AR, Brenda Cheatham of Des Moines, IA and Charlotte Brown of VA; grandchildren, Dennis Bingle, Cory Cheatham, Sissy Cheatham, Andy Cheatham, Josh Ward, Jason Cheatham, Doug Mullins, Derrick Mullins, Timothy Brown and Matthew Brown; numerous great grandchildren, friends and family.
Graveside services will be held 10AM, Friday, November 6, 2020 at Liberty Cemetery in Stamps, AR with Andy Cheatham officiating under the direction of A.O. Smith Funeral Homes. Visitation will be Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 5PM-7PM at A.O. Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
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Early Dunn, 65, of Magnolia, Arkansas, passed Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, Arkansas. Graveside Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Waldo, Arkansas at 2 p.m., under the direction of R.L. Reed Funeral Home. Reverend Donald Howell officiating/eulogist. Visitation will be Friday, November 6, from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
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Dr. J.C. Phillips, 65, of Magnolia, AR, passed away, Sunday, Nov. 1, at his home. Arrangements are pending with R.L. Reed Funeral Home of Magnolia.
James Jamerson, 70, died Friday, October 30, 2020 in Emerson. Funeral arrangements are pending with Marks Funeral Home in Magnolia.