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Obituaries

Jamie Pugh

Jamie Michelle Pugh, 36, of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Jamie had most recently worked for Stonecrafters as an Administrative Assistant.

Jamie is survived by her parents, John Robison of Van Buren, Ark., and Lillian Buffington of Mobile, Ala.; husband Steven Pugh Sr. of Shirley; daughters Eden Garrigus of Pangburn, Sierra Garrigus of Little Rock and Keena Garrigus of Shirley. Also surviving her are brothers Ricky Weaver of Semmes, Ala., Chris Wilson of Van Buren, Ark.; and one sister, Terrisha Harris of Texas.

Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at the chapel of Clinton Funeral Service. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Clinton Funeral Service in charge of arrangements. Please visit Jamie’s Book of Memories at www.clintonfuneralservice.com.

Van Swink Jr.

Van Lee Ronald Swink Jr., 63, of Fairfield Bay, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Born Dec. 2, 1949, to the late Van Lee Swink Sr. and Dell Jean Garrett in St. Louis, Mo., Mr. Swink was a machinist by trade and retired from Hunter Engineering.

After retirement Van devoted much of his time to the things he loved. He was an avid Pickleball player, tennis player, and fisherman. He also enjoyed Bingo, bowling, roller skating and a good game of pool. Mr. Swink’s love of art is what mattered the most. He was a profound artist that loved to paint and received many awards for his work. Van was a member of the North Central Arkansas Artist League, Conway Artist League, Greater St. Louis Artist Association, Fairfield Bay Tennis Association, and was a founding member of the Bay Vettes Club of Fairfield Bay.

Surviving Mr. Swink are his wife, Inez Swink of the home; one son, Dione Marshall, and one daughter, Del Rio Swink-Lee, both of St. Louis, Mo.; as well as two grandsons, Vandrae Fox and Christopher Lee II and granddaughter Naiah Lee, all of St. Louis. Also surviving Mr. Swink are his sister, Pamela Washington and brother Darryl Swink, both of St. Louis.

Memorial services will be Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Fairfield Bay, Ark. Arrangements under the direction of Clinton Funeral Service. Please sign Van’s Book Of Memories at www.clintonfuneralservice.com.

Velmon Watson

Velmon Roy Watson, 80, of Rupert, Ark., died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. He was born Nov. 28, 1932, in Rupert.

He married Gail Pickelsimer on Dec. 24, 1950, and was blessed with eight children, Joyce Watson, Verlyn Watson, Royce Watson, Timmy Watson, Curt Watson, Sandy Watson, Robin (Watson) Hoyle, and Eric Watson, 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and many friends.

Visitation was Monday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton. Burial is private. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Darrell Hall

Darrell Lee Hall, 62, of Conway, Ark., passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. He was born July 1, 1951, in Marion, Ore., to Euwin Benjamin and Mary Ethel (Best) Hall.

He is survived by his girlfriend, Sheri Lynn; four daughters, Gina Borde, Tricia Hall, Sarah Spencer and husband, Johnny, and Rae Ana Hall; niece, Sandy Sargent; grandchildren, Nathen Borde, Nicole Borde, Divin Hall, Teigha Black, Ashton Black, Tayler Spencer, Tyler Spencer, Ethan Overturff, and Sean Hall; one great-grandchild, Matthew Borde; and many friends.

Pallbearers: Terry Lee, Donny Newkirk, Robert Finch, Jimmy Wilson, Lou Romska, and Greg Burnside.

Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, and funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Ark. Burial will follow in Colony Cemetery, Bee Branch, Ark., with U.S. Marine Corp Military Honors, Jesse W. Grisham Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2259 of Conway Arkansas, escorted by: Conway Hog Chapter and Patriot Guard Conway Chapter.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Clinton. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Francis Hardy

Francis Allen Hardy Jr., born March 10, 1960, in Kankakee, Ill., died Oct. 27, 2013, in Little Rock, Ark., at age 53.

He is survived by his wife Cindy Hardy, their 3 children Jeremiey and Heather Hardy and granddaughter Alexis, Derrick and Ashley Hardy and 2 granddaughters Maddison and Sophia and a grandson Mason. Daughter Mellisa Hardy. And then his step children Jason and Gloria LeClaire and 3 grandsons Ryan, Tyler and Andrew. Preceded in death by Ericka LeClaire, with her leaving behind fiancé Jodie Honeycutt and grandson Erik and granddaughter Sevanah. Carolyn and Gene Miller with 1 grandson Caleb and 1 granddaughter Jasmine. Granddaughter/adopted

daughter Kimberlee and Shelby Pruitt. One son Francis Allen Hardy III.

God Saw You Getting Tired

God saw you getting tired and

a cure was not to be

So he put his arms around you

And whispered “Come With Me.”

With tearful eyes we watched you,

slowly fade away,

Although we loved you dearly,

We would not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,

hardworking hands at rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us,

He only takes the best.

Death Notices

James Michael Willis, 70, of Little Rock, died Thursday, Nov. 14. 2013.

J.D. Gustus, 66, of Clinton died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

Ethel Jane Lebernz, 89, of Clinton, Ark., died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.

Joan Alice Reid, 83, of Fairfield Bay died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

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