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Obituaries for January 29, 2021

January 29, 2021 at 8:34 a.m.

MARY WATERS

Mary Ann (Perry) Waters, formerly of Magnolia, Arkansas, passed away on January 20, 2021 at Regency Retirement Village in Huntsville.

Born at home in the Calhoun community of South Arkansas, she was the 4th child of Dell Milner and Percy Perry.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Sammy Waters, and her brother, Pat Perry. She is survived by her sons Greg and his wife Lisa of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Matt and his wife Laura of Huntsville, Alabama; her sisters Tommye Cheshire of Nashville, Arkansas, and Eloise Landgren of Lincoln, Nebraska; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Mary Ann loved tennis, gardening, singing in the choir at First Baptist Church of Magnolia, and having her family home for the holidays. A memorial service is tentatively planned for late spring in Magnolia.

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JIMMY WALTER SR.

Jimmy Walter, Sr., better known as JW, was called home on Sunday, January 21, 2021. JW never knew a stranger. He was friendly, warm, and approachable. He was honest and blunt when he spoke. He was unapologetic about his opinion, but he’d willingly acknowledge when he’d made a mistake. He loved deeply and was always happy to share family history with pride and enthusiasm. His smile and his style were nothing short of memorable. He never hesitated to talk about his dreams or encourage others to chase their own. JW lived fearlessly, standing on the cornerstones of faith and family. While we will miss him, he would have just reminded us that, “all roads have to end.” So we remain behind to remember him with love.

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ALVIN LEAKS

Alvin Leaks, 66 of Cleveland, OH, (formerly of Mc Neil) passed away Monday, January 25, 2021, at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. Graveside Celebration of Life services will be held Friday, February 5, 2021, at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Waldo, Arkansas at 2 p.m., under the direction of R.L. Reed Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday, February 4, from 1–3 p.m.

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JARVIS WASHINGTON

Jarvis Lyman Washington, 57 of Stamps, AR, passed away Friday, January 22, 2021, at Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana, TX. Celebration of Life services will be held Sunday, January 31, 2021, at Lafayette County Football Stadium: Keith Stadium in Stamps, AR. at 2:30 p.m., with burial to follow at Wise Cemetery in Lewisville, AR., under the direction of R.L. Reed Funeral Home. Elder LeePatrick Miller eulogist. Visitation will be Saturday, January 30, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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LEE MADISON

Lee Versia Madison, 79 of Stamps, AR, passed away Friday, January 22, 2021, at Hospice of Texarkana in Texarkana, TX. Celebration of Life services will be held Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Lafayette County Football Stadium (Keith Stadium) in Stamps, AR, at 11 a.m., with burial to follow at Clevet Springs Cemetery in Falcon, AR, under the direction of R.L. Reed Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, February 5, from 1–3 p.m.

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FRANCILE MOORE

Francile Moore, 84 of Magnolia, passed away Saturday, January 23, at her home. Graveside Celebration of Life services will be held Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at 23rd Psalms Cemetery in Magnolia at 11 a.m., under the direction of R.L. Reed Funeral Home. Rev. Michael Clayton eulogist. Visitation will be Monday, February 1 , from 1–3 p.m.

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