Obituaries for October 03 2022


Nan Gee, 86, of Magnolia, Arkansas passed away Thursday, September 29, 2022, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Nan was born on January 28, 1936, in Magnolia, Arkansas to the late Odie and Allie (Crumpler) Caldwell. She was a Bell Telephone Company switchboard operator and switchboard operator and bookstore clerk for Southern Arkansas University.

Nan was a longtime and faithful member of the Central Baptist Church, where she taught the Children's Sunday school class for 22 years and was a member of the Rebuilders Sunday school class. She was also a member of the Welcome Wagon and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed participating in the aqua exercise classes at SAU and playing cards and dominos with friends and family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Wendell G. Norwood and second husband, Maurice Gee; siblings, George T. Caldwell, Vernell C. Woodul, and Jean Drake. Nan is survived by her son, Mike Gee of Magnolia; daughters, Pam (John) Bohannan of Magnolia, Donna (Gene) Dumas of Greensboro, North Carolina, Wendy (Steve) Barnes of Phoenix, Arizona, and Michelle Romano of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren, Wayne (Casey) Dumas of Greensboro, North Carolina, Kristal (Mark) Powell of Raleigh, North Carolina, Russell Stuart and Tanner Stuart of Phoenix, Arizona, Jennifer Stuart of Magnolia, Kirt (Renee) Booth of Indianapolis, Indiana, Molly Romano and Adam Romano of Seattle, Washington, Jennifer (Chris) Green of Benton, Arkansas, Melissa (Josh) Smith of Magnolia, and Jon-David (Renae) Gee of Magnolia; great grandchildren, Zachary Frontone, Jackson Booth, Owen, Aiden, and Evan Green, Reed and Dylan Smith, Kaitlyn (Tyler) Hunter, Lore Andrews, and Bella Russell; three great-great grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be held on today, October 3, 2022, at 10 a.m. at the Central Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Seabaugh and Bro. Steve Ford officiating. Burial will follow at the Magnolia Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia. Visitation was Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Dumas, Adam Romano, Jon-David Gee, Kirt Booth, Russell Stuart, and Chris Green. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rebuilder's Sunday School Class.

Memorial donations may be made to Central Baptist Church (Children's Programs), 207 West Union, Magnolia, AR 71753, Harmony Cemetery Association, 2520 Hwy 160, Magnolia, AR 71753, or Philadelphia Cemetery Association, 420 Columbia Rd 211. Magnolia, AR 71753.


Nelson L. Wynn, 88, of Magnolia, Arkansas, formerly of Emerson, Arkansas, passed away Friday, September 30, 2022, at The Springs of Magnolia.

Nelson was born on May 7, 1934, in Emerson, Arkansas. He retired after 38 years from Alumax. He was a member of the Jackson Street United Methodist Church, Asbury United Methodist Church for 43 years, and was presently a member of the First Baptist Church.

Nelson enjoyed traveling with his wife, Merle with whom he traveled throughout the United States seeing landmarks such as Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, Bad Lands, and many others. He also enjoyed, gardening, raising cows, and anything to do with farming.

He loved spending time with his grandsons, telling stories and making them laugh. He loved playing jokes on fellow co-workers and his family. He was very witty and enjoyed making people laugh.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Edgar and Hester Eunice (Nelson) Wynn and brother Wilbert Wynn. Nelson is survived by his wife of 64 years, Merle Wynn of Magnolia; two daughters, Kathy (Wayne) Riddick of Magnolia and Becky (James) Riddick of Red Oak, Texas; three grandsons, Matthew Riddick of Magnolia, Trenton Riddick of Red Oak, and Preston Riddick of Forney, Texas; two granddaughters, Alicia (Ike) Harcrow and Melissa (Buren) Mims of Camden; and a host of extended family and friends.

A visitation will be held on today, October 3, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Moore officiating. Burial will be at the Frazier Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Riddick, Trenton Riddick, Preston Riddick, Kelly Perry, Andy Dees, Steve Riddick, and James Riddick.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (, Alzheimer's Association (, Asbury United Methodist Church, 1300 East University, Magnolia, AR 71753, or First Baptist Church, PO Box 456, Magnolia, AR 71754.