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Obituaries for September 28 2022

by C Gilliam | September 28, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.

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LYNDA RAE SANDERS

Lynda Rae Sanders Young passed from the Earth on Monday, September 19, 2022. She was born on October 30, 1938, and was 83 at her death.

Lynda's parents were John Abraham "Jack" Sanders and Avis Bridges Sanders.

Jack married and had a family before he met Avis. His children from this union were Nina Sanders Bridges, Sadie Sanders Rudd, Evah Virginia Sanders McCready, and William McKinley "Cap" Sanders. All of these half-siblings predeceased Lynda. Jack and Avis had these children: James B. Sanders, Floyd Sanders, Lloyd Sanders, Ola Mae Sanders Mayfield, and Lynda. Floyd and Lloyd remain with us and are greatly saddened at their sister's passing. After Jack's death, Avis married Chris Phillips. This union produced Robert Phillips and Richard Phillips. Richard remains with us and mourns the loss of his sister.

Lynda was born on the family farm. It was near Frog Level. Her understanding was that her father donated the land for Barlow Cemetery.

When Lynda was four, her family moved to the Red Road community north of Lamartine. It was there that she grew to adulthood. She married Richard Arnold "Buck" Young when she was 18. Buck died in 2009. Lynda was an extraordinary person. She possessed a strong intellect and used this gift to great effect throughout her life. She worked in various roles before landing a job with Arkansas Power and Light around 1980. She worked at the Harvey Couch Power Plant in Stamps. She was the first woman to work alongside the men at the plant. She remained at Couch for many years. During her employment, she became licensed to operate the steam-powered turbine at the plant.

Lynda also was known for her carpentry skills (although the word "carpentry" falls far short of encompassing all that she could do). For example, in the mid-70s she built a large living room onto the front of her house in Lamartine. Starting from the slab, she began with the framing and ended with the roofing, wiring, exterior painting, and interior finish work. She did it all herself. Over the course of her life, she undertook and completed dozens of carpentry projects for both herself and family members.

Lynda was a loving and supportive mother to her two surviving children and their offspring. It is no exaggeration to say that her support was instrumental in her children's success in life. She certainly would have played the same role for Hazel Denise Young, her first child, had Denise survived. Sadly, Denise died in May of 1957 after only two days of life.

Lynda is survived by a large and loving family. Her children are Tracy and Brad. Her grandchildren through Tracy are Jared Roberson (married to Kristin) and Brent Roberson (married to Gina). Her grandchildren through Brad are Kyle and Savannah (engaged to John Hernandez). Lynda's great-grandchildren through Jared are Carter, Carlee, and Blaine; through Jared she also enjoyed her role as step-great-grandmother to Colton Ellis. Lynda's great grandchildren through Brent are Bryce, Kase, Morgan, and Taylor. And a special family member, Ronald Munn. He wasn't blood but she loved him dearly and he did her. He was at her beck and call the last 18 plus years and would do anything for her. She loved him like a son.

Visitation at Lewis Funeral Home in Magnolia will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 23. A memorial service will occur at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 24 in the chapel at Lewis Funeral Home with burial afterwards at Columbia Cemetery in Lamartine. Pallbearers will be Rollie Flaherty, David Aldridge, Wendall Hart, Terry Collum, Dicky Hartsfield, and Tommy Cloud.

To sign the online guest book or share a memory visit www.lewisfuneralhome.biz

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STEVE MAY

Steven Wayne May, 52, of Waldo, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at his home.

Steven was born, July 8, 1970, in Hope, Arkansas. He was a service technician for Altice Cable, a member of Waldo Church of Christ, and loved to fish and hang out with his fishing buddies.

Steve is preceded in death by his grandparents, Owen E. and Ruby May and Joseph Greene and Betra Greene Campbell. Steve is survived by his wife, Gayla Hicks May; two sons, Aaron Levi May and Lucas Robert May all of Waldo, Arkansas; his parents, Mickey and Jo Ella May; brother Cris and Laurie May and their children; and a sister, Jody and BJ Bailey all of Buckner, Arkansas; his family by marriage, Bob and Carolyn Hicks, Rachel Odom and Lauren Belk of Hope and Bryant, Arkansas; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

Visitation with the family was Sunday, September 25, 2022, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Home in Magnolia. Funeral services were held Monday, September 26, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel with Jamie Knighton officiating. Burial will follow at Falcon Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jeff Mayo, Bill Jackson, Jason Alexander, Lucas May, Aaron May, Jeff Thompson, and Don Bright.

To sign the online guest book or share a memory visit www.lewisfuneralhome.biz

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JOSEPH KAAR

Joseph B. Kaar, 79 of Magnolia, Arkansas passed away Thursday, September 22, 2022.

He was born, September 28, 1942, in Quincy, Illinois to the late Joseph Walter Kaar and Mary Ellen (Brown) Kaar. He was retired Professional Engineer and Consultant, a member of First United Methodist Church, Rotary International, and The Boy Scouts of America where he was an Eagle Scout.

His friends and family knew him as one of the most caring and generous human beings they have ever met. A man who conducted himself with the utmost integrity and expected the same from those around him. His humor, brilliance, faithfulness and devoted heart for all those he loved was evident. Joe truly loved his adopted hometown of Magnolia, Arkansas and the lifelong friends he made here. He also took great pride cheering for his beloved Purdue Boilermakers. He was a man who stepped foot on five continents, traveled extensively, lived in several states, but always was happiest coming home to Magnolia.

Joseph is preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 49 years, Kathy Kaar. He is survived by his three children, Kimberly Kaar of Houston, Texas, David Kaar of Magnolia, and Danny and Stacie Kaar of Zionsville, Indiana; grandchildren, Laura Jackson and husband Ma'lik of Magnolia; Joey Kaar and fiancé Joann Shaver of Batesville, Arkansas, Hannah Wells and husband Remy of Wilmore, Kentucky, Kelly Kaar and Ellis Kaar both of Zionsville; and great-grandchildren, Je'Quays Jr., Rylee and Ja'Kobe all of Magnolia.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Maskell officiating under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia. Visitation with the family will follow at the church parlor.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Clegg Open Door Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 320 West Main, Magnolia, Arkansas or to Rotary International.

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DENNIS FULLER

Dennis Larry Fuller of Stamps, Arkansas joined our Father in Heaven on September 24, 2022 at the age of 73. Dennis was born in Camden, Arkansas on June 19, 1949. He cherished family and this beautiful state, and he made his home in Arkansas a world that everyone who met him wanted to live in. Dennis Fuller was a spirited life-giver and a genuine lover of people, and he never met a stranger.

His vibrant life impacted so many and was influenced strongly by his dear family. Dennis was preceded in death by his mother and father, A.G. Fuller, Sr. and Sybil Manasco Fuller, and his brother, A.G. Fuller Jr. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and precious wife, Jeannie Bright Fuller, who was the most dazzling star in his entire sky. They share two beloved daughters, Dennise Fuller Franklin and Ginger Fuller Braun and husband Chris Braun, and his parents-in-law, David and Evelyn Bright. Dennis is also survived by his big sister and lifelong best friend, Judy Fuller Willcox. His world revolved around being a doting and fun grandfather to Carson and Cameron Braun and Carlee and Kayleigh Franklin. Dennis was also surrounded in life by several adoring nieces and nephews, and countless friends.

As a star track runner for Stamps High School, Dennis possessed an innate love for athletics. He was a passionate Razorbacks fan, and enthusiastically supported the Muleriders at SAU games. When he wasn't cheering on his teams and grandkids, he was managing the insurance agency he'd built with his number one teammate, Jeannie. Den and Jeannie were devoted to going above and beyond meeting the needs of their clients, who so often became their dear friends. They valued their opportunities to help others, which always spurred him to work even harder. To further demonstrate God's love, Dennis served as the President of his Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church in Magnolia, Arkansas. He loved fostering an environment of learning, enjoyed growing his relationship with the Lord, and heartily appreciated his church family.

Dennis's kind heart was only barely eclipsed by his sense of humor. He was the life of the party, and if it wasn't officially a party, he made it one! He was merrily mischievous and constantly made people belly laugh at his tall but true tales. We are grateful for our time here with Dennis Larry Fuller and can only imagine the glorious time he and God are having together now.

Pallbearers for Dennis will be Kim Reeves, Charley Bright, Mike Rowe, Dr. Joe Bussell, John Michael Haynes and Randy Pearson. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Braun, his son-in-law; David Ray Bright his brother-in-law; Christopher R. Willcox his nephew; and Don Davis, his friend.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 2 p.m. at A. O. Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Gary Maskell officiating under the direction of A.O. Smith Funeral Home of Stamps, Arkansas. Interment to follow at Bodcaw #1 Baptist Cemetery in Bodcaw, Arkansas. Visitation to be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at A.O. Smith Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.

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DON ATKINS

Don Atkins, 87, of Taylor, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at his home surrounded by family.

Don was born on May 10, 1935, in New Orleans, Louisiana and attended the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Magnolia, Arkansas. He served in the United States Marine Corp as a 2nd Lieutenant and was a pilot for rescue, troop transport, and cargo helicopters, during the Vietnam War. He also served in the United States Navy. After his military service, he was an airline pilot captain for Braniff-Piedmont and US Air Airlines.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Camille De St. Germain and Dorothy Marie (Peddicord) Atkins and sister, Diane De St. Germain Thomas. Don is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Helen Atkins of Taylor; children Shawn Atkins (Doris) of College Station, Texas, James Arthur Atkins (Mindy) of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and Michelle Germain Atkins of Taylor; brothers, David Atkins of Forestburg, Texas, Bobby De St. Germain of Gulf Shores, Alabama, and Alvin De St. Germain of Marrero, Louisiana; sisters, Yvette De St. Germain Pohlmann of Carriere, Louisiana and Debbie Atkins Griffin of Sherman, Texas; grandchildren, Chance William Atkins (Sara) of Houston, Texas, Hutton Tate Atkins of Fort Mill, South Carolina, Laura Marilyn Atkins of Austin, Texas, Addison Elizabeth Atkins and Neely Reed Atkins of Fort Mill, South Carolina; and great grandson Pierce William Atkins ( "The Great One" Don's name for his eighth month old great grandson!) of Houston, Texas. He leaves behind many sweet friends that he loved just like family.

An informal Celebration of Life service will be held 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 9265 Hwy 371 South, Taylor, AR 71861. All are welcome to come by.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Enhabit/Encompass Hospice, 128 North Washington, Magnolia, AR 71753.

To sign the online guest book or to share a memory visit www.lewisfuneralhome.biz

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BRANDON CARTER

Brandon Darrell "B.C." Carter, 41 of Magnolia, Arkansas, passed away Friday, September 23, 2022, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center.

Celebration of Life services will be held Saturday, October 1, 2022, at R.L. Reed Funeral Home Chapel in Magnolia, AR, at 2 p.m., with burial to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery in Emerson, AR, under the direction of R.L. Reed Funeral Home, LLC. Pastor Calvin Johnson, Eulogist.

Visitation will be Friday from 1–3 p.m., at R.L. Reed Funeral Home in Magnolia.

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