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Obituaries for October 29, 2020

October 30, 2020 at 11:25 a.m.


Danny K. Newton, 68, of Magnolia, AR passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 at his home.

Danny was born February 26, 1952 in Star City, AR. He was a Christian and loved the Lord and was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents J.O. and Vala B. (Grisham) Newton; sister Pat Genn; brothers Lawrence “Bobby” Newton and William T. “Figero” Newton; nephew Dubbie Newton; niece Valerie Boston; sister in law Reba Newton; brothers in law Kenneth Thompson and Cleon Silence.

Danny is survived by his son Joey Newton and wife Amanda of Magnolia; daughters Anessa McKenzie of Shongaloo, LA, Carrie Newton of Palestine, TX and Serena Tohill of Biloxi, MS; brothers Donald Newton and Sammy Joe Newton of Maumelle; sisters Ann Broach of Hampton, Dianna Silence of Hot Springs, Brenda Thompson of Taylor, and Sissy Rich and husband David of Magnolia; grandchildren Collin McKenzie, Chase McKenzie, Chandler McKenzie, Brandon Newton, Maddison Stover, Allyson Stover, Cole Warren, Brock Newton, Jake Newton, Bryce Newton, and Alice Tohill; special caregiver Katie Labit; a host of nephews, nieces, and friends.

Visitation will be held on today, October 29, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery with a graveside service to follow at 1:30 p.m. with Bro. Brian Bohrer and Bro. Ben Coulter officiating under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia. With respect to COVID-19, mask will be required to attend.

Memorial donations may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 1823 East North, Magnolia, AR 71753.

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Napoleon Cross, 75, died Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, OH. Funeral arrangements are pending with Marks Funeral Home in Magnolia, Arkansas.

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Grady Michael Franklin, 62 of Maud, Texas passed away on October 25, 2020 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, Louisiana.

He was born on January 27, 1958 in Magnolia, Arkansas to the late Cody Turner Franklin and Rebecca Virginia (Cotton) Franklin.

He was a survey technician for Entergy Conservers of Texarkana for 20 years. His employers Rocky and Cindy Hudson described Gary as loyal, dependable, hard worker, and never missed a day of work. Cathy and Bill Purtle of Maud, Texas were special friends, landlord and fishing partners. Grady loved traveling for his job, fishing and hunting, and spending time with his Arkansas family.

Grady is survived by his cousin LaDawne Simpson and her husband Gary and the Simpson family.

Visitation with the family will began in at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Antioch East Cemetery with a graveside service to follow at 2:00 pm with Dr. Eric Goble officiating under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home. Inc. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, #1 Children’s Way, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202.

Honorary pallbearers will be Darren Simpson, Dustin Simpson, Devin Simpson, Corey Welch, David Maxwell, Dillon Maxwell, and Ryler Maxwell.

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Bertha Lee Dixon, 88, of Las Vegas, NV, died Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Infinity Hopsice Care in Las Vegas.

Services will be held Friday, October 30, at 11 a.m. at Friendship Cemetery in Mt. Holly under the directions of Marks Funeral Home of Magnolia. Visitation will be Thursday, October 29, 2020 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Marks Funeral Home Chapel. Sign the online guest book at

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Vincent F. Foreman, 56, died Sunday October 25, 2020 at the Methodist Mansfield Medical Center in Mansfield, TX. Funeral arrangements are pending with Marks Funeral Home in Magnolia, Arkansas.


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