Obituaries for February 16 2023

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MARTHA HOYLE

Martha Elizabeth (Stuart) Hoyle, 83, passed away February 13, 2023, at her home in Taylor, Arkansas. She was born August 12, 1939, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to the late Smead and Mildred (Keith) Stuart. Martha was raised in the Sharman community and attended Taylor schools. The Hoyle family has lived in Taylor for over 60 years and are members of the Unity United Methodist Church. Martha spent her career working at First National Bank (and its successors) in Taylor where she served her customers and community with a welcoming smile and gracious service.

She is preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, brother Tom Stuart and grandson Zac Hoyle. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Joe Hoyle; one brother, Smead Stuart Jr.; four children, Terri (Greg) Simmons, Debi (Neil) Tietjen, Bruce (Nanette) Hoyle and Scott (Christy) Hoyle; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Wallace, Blake (Tas) Bird, Jaci (Chad) Poindexter, Riley Hoyle, Tanner Hoyle, Shaylee Hoyle and Jack Hoyle; six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; as well as many extended family members.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2023 at Sharman Cemetery with William Smith officiating under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. of Magnolia.

Pallbearers will be Barry Braden, Tim Spruell, Jeff Jones, Bart Emerson, Sam Whitehead and Mark Smith.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Willie B Randle and Ashley (Neicie) Fruge, her longtime caregivers, for the love, kindness and generosity of heart they showered on Martha and her family. The family would also like to thank Enhabit Hospice for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, Always Be Humble and Kind.

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PHILLIP ELLIS

Phillip David Ellis, 52, of Magnolia, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2023, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.

Celebration of Life services will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at R.L. Reed Funeral Home Chapel in Magnolia, at 11 a.m., with burial to follow at Kings Hill Cemetery in Magnolia, under the direction of R.L. Reed Funeral Home. Pastor DeWayne Thompson, Eulogist.

Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 20, from 1–3 p.m., at R.L. Reed Funeral Home in Magnolia.

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ARTHUR HAWTHORNE

Arthur Lee Hawthorne, 70, of Stamps, passed away Monday, February 13, 2023, at Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock.

Celebration of Life services will be held Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Friendship Baptist Church in Stamps, at 3 p.m., with burial following at Friendship Cemetery in Stamps, under the direction of R.L. Reed Funeral Home. Pastor Johnny Dyes, Eulogist.

Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 17, from 1–3 p.m., at R.L. Reed Funeral Home in Magnolia.

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