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Obituaries for February 25, 2021

February 26, 2021 at 9:02 a.m.


Billy Joe Jaggars, 88, of Magnolia, AR passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at the Magnolia Regiona Medical Center in Magnolia.

Billy was born September 1, 1932 in Rison, Arkansas to the late William Joe and Mamie (Fore) Jaggars. He retired as Postmaster from the United States Postal Service. He was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church where he served on the music committee and was a former Builders Sunday School Class teacher. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Mary Faye (Reed) Jaggars; siblings John W “Dub” Jaggars, Thomas Eugene “Buddy” Jaggars, John Ray Jaggers, Mattie Lou Hall, Betty Jean Hamilton, and Mamie Jo Coats.

Billy is survived by his sons Joe N. Jaggars of Magnolia, William Eugene “Gene” Jaggars and wife Valerie of Hope; daughter Dee Copeland and husband Randy of Waldo; sister Ann Sue Post and husband Neely of Kingsland; brother in law Vernon Harden of Hardin; sisters in law Gay Jaggers of Portland and Annette Reed of Yellville; a host of nephews and nieces, great nephews and nieces, cousins, and friends.

Visitation with the family was held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia. Graveside services were Wednesday, February 24 at 11 a.m. at the Greenwood Cemetery in Rison, Arkansas with Bro. Micah Carter officiating.

Honorary pallbearers were be Parker Parrish, Randy Hall, Mike Shelton, James Chancellor, Jake Glass, Barry Baker, Billy Dickson, and Charlie McClinton.

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Margie Clingan Walthall, 84 of Magnolia, Arkansas passed away peacefully in her sleep after a short illness with heart failure on Monday, February 15, 2021 at The Springs in Magnolia.

She was born on March 27, 1936 in Chidester, Arkansas to the late Roy Baxter Clingan and Myrtis (Bradley) Clingan Wilson.

During her almost 68 years of marriage to Donald, they enjoyed traveling the United States and Alaska in their camper truck and mobile home. Margie also traveled to Germany and throughout Europe with her Mother and her daughter while her daughter Donna was stationed in the army in Germany.

During her working career Margie worked at Shanhouse, Magnolia Coat and Quilting, Firestone Coated Fabrics, Wests Department Store, and was a Manager of Fabrific Fabric Store Magnolia. She was an accomplished seamstress. In her retirement years many happy hours were spent with her McDonald’s Breakfast Club friends.

She was one of the kindest and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to those who knew and loved her. Margie – Mom – Mamaw will be greatly missed by her loving family.

Margie is preceded in death by her parents; a sister Mary Lulu Clingan Jones; and a brother Don Clingan. She is survived by her husband Donald Walthall of Magnolia; four children, Donna Walthall and Pat of North Prince George, Virginia, Lynn and Gary Smith of Magnolia, Charles and Patricia Walthall of Garland, Arkansas, Wayne and Reiza Walthall of Texarkana, Arkansas; grandchildren, Aaron and Leah Smith, Josh and Melissa Smith of Magnolia, Jordan Walthall of South Haven, Michigan, Carson Walthall and Jackson Walthall of Garland, Arkansas, Carrie Walthall and Kayla Walthall of Texarkana, Arkansas; great grandchildren, Reed Smith, Dylan Smith, and Nora Smith all of Magnolia; and a host of extended family of nephews, nieces, and friends.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on today, February 25, 2021 at Frazier Cemetery with Caleb Cook officiating. Visitation with the family was Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Bethel Church, 131 Bethel Road, Magnolia, Arkansas 71753.

Margie’s grandsons and Brad Edington will service as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters and great grandchildren.

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SFC William “Dub” Rayburn Austin, III, 71, of Magnolia, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at the Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Magnolia.

Dub was born on November 15, 1949 in Monticello, Arkansas to the late William Rayburn Austin, Jr. and Katie (Berry) Austin and was a member of Central Baptist Church. Dub enlisted in the United States Navy in 1968 and served during the Vietnam War until he was honorably discharged in 1973. Dub then reenlisted in the United States Army National Guard and served 36 years until he retired as Sergeant First Class in 2009. After his retirement he was employed as a building security specialist with Southern Arkansas University.

Dub is survived by his wife of 45 years Phyllis Franks Austin, daughter Raegan Austin, son William R. Austin, IV, brothers Wayne Austin and wife Becky and Jerry Austin and wife Charla, all of Magnolia, nieces Stacey Essex and husband Pete of Aubrey, TX, Jennifer Austin and Mandy Barker and husband Kenny, of Magnolia, and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Central Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Seabaugh and Bro. Steve Ford officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Magnolia Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia. Visitation with the family will be Friday, February 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Central Baptist Church, 207 West Union, Magnolia, AR 71753 or CCAPS, PO Box 2003, Magnolia, AR 71754.

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Deacon Lindsey Charles Hughey, 85 of Waldo, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021, at his home. Graveside Celebration of Life services will be held Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 2 p.m., at Smith Cemetery in Waldo, under the direction of R.L. Reed Funeral Home. Rev. C.K. Hughey eulogist. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 26, from 1–4 p.m.


Jordan Dshaun McBride, 29 old of Magnolia, passed Tuesday, February 23, at Medical Center of South Arkansas in El dorado from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Arrangements are pending with R.L. Reed Funeral Home, LLC of Magnolia.


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