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Obituaries for May 16 2023

by C Gilliam | May 16, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.



Mary Maness, 90, of Magnolia, Arkansas passed away Friday, May 12, 2023, at The Springs of Magnolia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Magnolia.

Mary was born on January 8, 1933, in Stamps, Arkansas to the late John David and Ruby Marie (Minter) Cearley. She was a member of the First Baptist Church Magnolia and the Quota Club. She was an insurance agent for Magnolia Insurance for 40+ years.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents; husband 67 years, E.L. Maness; nephew, Mike Morehead; sisters and brothers-in-law, Melba and Arthur Morehead, Louise and Bill Wyrick, and James H. Wilson.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Debbie Bailey; son, Randy Maness; grandchildren, Jeff White, Melissa (Jeremy) Franks, Ashley White, Becky (Cody) Slaughter all of Magnolia; step grandchildren, James and Mary Beth Nations of Camden; great grandchildren, Christian and Caleb White of El Dorado, Kamryn and Bentley Franks, Noah White, Breana, Hadley, Kaden, Dylan Slaughter all of Magnolia; step grandchildren, Gracie, McKayla, Kinsley, Jameson, and Bristol; sister, Carolyn (Dalton) Allison of Taylor, sister-in-law, Shirley Wilson of Magnolia; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Graveside services were held Monday, May 15, 2023, at 3 p.m. at the Magnolia Memorial Park Cemetery with Dr. Eric Goble officiating under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia. Viewing and signing of the guest book was on Sunday, May 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. and Monday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Church or Charity of the donor's choice.


Arrangements are pending with R.L. Reed Funeral Home of Magnolia, AR, for 33-year-old Marcades M. Blanks of Magnolia, who passed away Sunday, May 14, at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock.


Lonnie Brooks, Jr., 39, of Magnolia, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2023, in Stephens. Arrangements are pending with R.L. Reed Funeral Home in Magnolia.


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