Obituaries for July 04 2023


Billy Joe "Bill" Moses died peacefully on July 1, 2023 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Bill was a long time resident of Magnolia and Waldo, Arkansas where he lived with his wife Avis during their 69 years of marriage before she passed in 2019.

Most Magnolians will remember Bill as the manager of Quic-Sac for many years where he had the opportunity to interact with many students from the Magnolia Jr. High School. He had many friends and was well-known in the community.

Bill was born on October 6, 1927 in Bingen, Arkansas to Jeff and Janie Moses. He and his brothers grew up farming in south Arkansas and Oklahoma. Bill was the youngest brother of Rural, Jewell, Homer, Dale, and Carl Moses, all of whom have preceded him in death. He was a World War II era veteran, serving in the U.S. Army.

Bill was also preceded in death by his wife, Avis Lorraine Moses and sons Anthony "Tony" Moses and Greg Moses. His surviving family are his daughter, Candy Russell (David) of Arkadelphia, son Perry Moses (Dana) of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and daughter in law Patti Moses. He is also survived by grandchildren Chris Glass (Katelyn) of Vilonia, Arkansas; Maci (Jutt) Curtis of Spring Hill, Arkansas; Adrienne (Tyler) Burkett and Alyssa (David) Camp of Jonesboro, Arkansas; six great grandchildren: Callie and Caine Glass of Vilonia, Arkansas, Westin and Kip Curtis of Spring Hill, Arkansas and Berlynn and Landon Burkett of Jonesboro, Arkansas. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family gives great thanks to the wonderful nurses and aides at Twin Rivers Health and Rehab in Arkadelphia, AR, for providing the utmost care to our Dad during his last few months. We also express many thanks to Elite Hospice for assisting in making his final days peaceful.

We must also thank Mom and Dad's neighbors in Waldo, John and Anita Washington, who became wonderful family friends and provided love, friendship and help to them both through the years.

A private family graveside service will be held at Magnolia Memorial Park Cemetery.


John Henry Warren, Jr., 81, of Farmington passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2023. Born July 21, 1941 in Columbia County, AR, he was the son of the late John Henry Warren, Sr., and Mittie King Warren. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Ann Warren, and three brothers, Al Morris, Cliff Morris and Clarence Warren.

John is survived by three sons, Michael Davis of Denver, CO, Terry Davis of Fayetteville, and John H. Warren III and wife Sharline of Farmington; five grandchildren, Austin Davis, Ben Davis, Krista Musgrave, Terra Davis and Isabella Warren; and four great-grandchildren, Jerimah Musgrave, Olivia Musgrave, Adyson Musgrave and Cade Davis.

A special thanks to the nurses and staff at Primrose in Rogers for the wonderful care they provided for John in the final year of his life. A special thanks also to Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale for their care and compassion in his final days.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Graveside services will be on Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m., at Stoney Point Cemetery with Subdeacon John H. Warren III officiating. Flowers are welcome and any memorials may be made to St. Gabriel's Anglican Church, 1803 W. Emma Avenue, Springdale, AR 72762. Arrangements are made by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit