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Winston Sowell

Winston Douglas Sowell, 68, of Shirley, Ark., passed from this life into heavenly rest on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at his home in Shirley.

Winston was born at Shirley, Ark., Jan. 7, 1944, to the late Fletcher and Syble (Huggins) Sowell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and sister Brenda. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Nelda; two daughters, Gina (Donald) Holt of Pearson, and Angela (Bryan) Smith of Prim; and son, Billy (Carrie) Sowell of Clinton; three brothers, Earnie, Robert and Gearld Sowell, all of Shirley; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

A veteran of the U.S. Army and Navy, Winston served his country in Vietnam 1966-1967. Winston loved his family, his church, gardening, working with his hands, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He will be sorely missed.

Pallbearers: Michael Sowell, Michael Hendrix, Chris Sowell, Kelvin Bradley, Doug McClure, and Earl Hendrix.

Visitation was Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Pine Grove General Baptist Church, Shirley. Burial will follow with U.S. Navy Military Honors at Weaver Cemetery, Shirley.

Arrangements are by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Clinton. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Orland Smith

Orland William Smith, 88, was born in Rex, Ark., Nov. 30, 1924. He died Sept. 2, 2012. His parents were William McKinley Smith and Edna Clarice Nelson.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years, Helen Imogene “Jean” Smith in 2008. He is survived by two brothers, Ormand Smith (Branson, Mo.) and Nelson Smith (Harrison, Ark.). He is also survived by his four children, Helen Baker (Tucson, Ariz.) Vincent Smith (Camarillo, Calif.), Linda Maltby and Valeta Wilde, both of Bakersfield, Calif., as well as seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was a World War II veteran of the Marine Corps and served overseas and he was a retired captain of the Kern County Fire Department. Orland never met a stranger and has more friends than he can count. He was the family patriarch and much loved. He will be sorely missed and mourned by all.

Mike Scott

Michael “Mike” Scott, 49, of Midland, Texas, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital. He was born on Oct. 18, 1962, in Okinawa, Japan, to Fred and Agnes Scott.

He married the love of his life, Sarah Herndon, on Aug. 18, 1984, in Midland, where they lived and raised their three children. Mike worked for UPS for 27 years. He enjoyed riding his motorcycles, flying his radio control airplanes, and loved his Arkansas Razorback football. Mike had a great sense of humor and was always ready to join the fun. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, and PaPa to his pride and joy, Sophie Grace. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Scott; daughter Amanda and husband, Mike Lamar; daughter Paige Scott; son, Colin Scott; granddaughter Sophie Grace Lamar; parents, Fred and Agnes Scott; sisters, Cindy and husband John Overbey; Pam and husband, Randy Soell; and Gail and husband Bob Yawn; brothers-in-law, Pete and Greg Herndon; numerous nieces, a nephew, aunts and uncles.

Funeral servicers were 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel, Midland. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Midland SPCA, 2701 South County Road 1206, Midland, TX 79706. Arrangements by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.

Sandra Papanek

Sandra L. (Therrien) Papanek, 71, died Aug. 30, 2012. Ms. Sandra was born in South Bend, Ind., on Nov. 16, 1941. She loved her gardening and being outdoors in her yard working. She liked spending time with family and friends. She lived her life to the fullest.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father and three husbands. She is survived by her three children, Thomas Collins of Calico Rock, Dana Pierce of Shirley and Fred Wessell of Shirley; seven grandkids, Samuel Head, Crystal Collins, Carl May, Kimberly Pierce, Kathy Head, Jazmen Hood, Dakota Smith; and three great-grandkids, Gary, Sammy and Leroy.

A circle of life gathering of friends and family will be held on Sept. 15, 2012, at 193 Clark Lane, Shirley. So please, feel to come by between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. and find out something you may not have known about her. All are welcome to come. There will be no graveside service per Ms. Sandy’s request.

Pearl Wilson

Pearl Frances Ward Wilson, 91, formerly of Fairfield Bay, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in her home at Lefler Estates, Clinton, Ark. She was born in Zent, Ark., on Jan. 2, 1921, to B.H. and Elizabeth Ward. She married Leo P. Wilson during World War II and served faithfully and happily as a pastor’s wife and loving mother. She is survived by three children: Willa (Bud) Walden Wells of Fairfield Bay, Ruby (Jerry) Henderson of Fairfield Bay, and Phillip Leo (Orajean) Wilson of Little Rock. She was proud of eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren that were born this summer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, in 2003 and grandson Tommy Walden in 1973. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Roller McNutt Chapel in Clinton. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Fairfield Bay. Arrangements are by Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Rosa Berry

Rosa Lea Berry, 87, of Weatherford, Texas, died Sept. 3, 2012. She was born Aug. 18, 1925, in Clinton, and raised in the Barrens Community. She was a homemaker, an avid sports fan, score keeper for Weatherford Softball League, retired food service director for Weatherford School District and teacher of nutrition classes at Weatherford College.

Rosa was preceded in death by her parents, J.L. “Fate” and Mable Moore, husband, Raymond “Pat” Berry, formerly of Shirley, son, Gary Berry, and two brothers, A.B. Moore and James Moore. She is survived by son Gerald Berry (Sharon), daughter Patty Oglesby (Tim), both from Weatherford; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and sister Sue “Molly” Hurley of Sherwood, Ark.

Graveside service was Sept. 7 in Texas.

James Watson

James Monroe Watson, 92, of Clinton, Ark., went home to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. He was born Feb. 11, 1920, in the Crabtree Community to Irby Monroe and Dovie Leota (Autry) Watson.

He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army/Air Force, 11th Bomb Group from 1941 to 1945 and was very proud to have served his country. James was a husband, father, and grandfather and made his living farming. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church and served as a deacon for 57 years.

James was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Luther Winston Watson; and a son, Gary Wayne Watson. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Ruth Janice (Reynolds) Watson; a son, Kenny and wife Barbara Watson of Clinton; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Watson of Clinton; one brother, Irby Watson of Little Rock; one sister, Opal Tester of Clinton; grandsons, Jerry Watson and wife Sherry of Rose Bud, Travis Watson of Clinton, Randy Treese of Clinton; granddaughters, Mica Cullum and husband Darrin of Clinton, Morgan Roberson and husband Allen of Clinton, Tammy Horton and husband Gay of Greers Ferry; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers: Darrin Cullum, Allen Roberson, Jerry Watson, Travis Watson, Ed Scarberry and Benny Scarberry.

Honorary Pallbearers: Steve Jackson, Dennis Berry, Terry Berry, Randy Treese, John Geise, Carson Milam, and James Strange. Funeral service was 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Howard and Bro. Dean Housley officiating. Burial was at Crabtree Cemetery. Donations can be made to Hospice Foundation or Zion Hill Baptist Church. Arrangements by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Death Notice

Edward Allen Lewis, 52, of Clinton, Ark., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.

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