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Lincoln Guffey

Lincoln C. Guffey, 94, of Damascus, Arkansas, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014. He was born Feb. 12, 1920, in Old Lexington Community, Shirley, Arkansas, to George W. and Maude (Field) Guffey.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Reba M. Guffey of the home; sister, Lilly (Loyd) McKinney; brother, Bill (Sue) Guffey; grandson Randy Payne; and two great-grandchildren, Austin and Reanna, he loved with all his heart. He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Lorene and Sylvia.

Lincoln was a true Christian of the Baptist faith. A man with a heart of love, kindness, thinking of others before himself, placed God at the head of his home.

He served in the Army 3 1/2 years and received several medals. He was discharged Oct. 21, 1945, came home and in two months he and Reba were married and had 68 wonderful years together. He was a cattle farmer and a carpenter.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014, and funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Arkansas, with Pastor Tracy Bush officiating. Burial will follow with U.S. Army Military Honors in Colony Cemetery, Morganton Community, Bee Branch, Arkansas. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Arkansas. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Frances Evans

Frances Jean Woodell Evans passed from this world on July 2, 2014, after living a long and wonderful life among family and friends. Frances was born in Kensett, Arkansas, on June 17, 1927, and lived there until the death of her father in 1929. The remainder of her life was spent in Clinton.

Frances served our country in 1945 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. at the close of World War II along with her sister, Ruth. She was a typist, generating documents for the military. After returning home, she attended Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway where she studied nursing. It was during this training that she met and married Carroll B. Evans on Sept. 14, 1947, and spent the next 63 years raising five boys and one girl, then helping with many grandchildren.

Shortly after their marriage in 1947, Frances and C.B. opened the Evans Café on the Clinton Court Square. After a short stint operating the “meat and three,” they traded the café for a laundry, located behind the old First Baptist Church building. There they offered wringer-type washing machines for public use at the rate of 60 cents per hour. Frances ran the laundry while C.B. traveled his district giving driver’s tests as a state trooper.

As technology improved, Frances and C.B. moved to a building next door to the office of Dr. John A. Hall and offered coin-operated automatic washing machines and clothes dryers at Evans Magic Wash, where Frances continued her friendship with many old and new customers. She operated the laundry and took care of her family until her retirement and sale of the laundry in 1984. Since her retirement, Frances spent all her time enjoying her family and friends in the home where she has lived since 1956.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bertha Yingling Woodell Lewis and Louis Napoleon Woodell; husband, Carroll B. Evans; son, Joe Don Evans; infant daughter, Linda Gail Evans; brother L.N. Woodell; and sisters, Winnie Treece and Ruth Lewis. Survivors include four sons: James Evans (Jayne) and Jerry Evans (Marsha) of Clinton; Jack Evans (Shon) of Carlisle; John Evans (Barbara) of Hendersonville, Tennessee; one daughter, Jeannie Moore (Tracy) of Conway; and daughter-in-law, Carole Evans, of Clinton. She was “Granny” to 15 grandchildren: Angela Marshall (Chris), Carmen Henderson (Mark), Jayme Brown (Lance), Nancy Evans, Rhonda Evans, Robert Evans, Neeley Parks (Brent), Lindsey Maddox (Zack), Burton Evans (Glenda), Clark Evans (Sunny), Jim Rose (Beth), Alisha Stripling (Ryan), Mallory Preddy (Corey), Shannon Busby (Brian), and Whitney Malham (Matt). She had 25 great-grandchildren: Dustin Williams, Parker Williams, Addyson Marshall, Emersyn Marshall, Haley Kinggard, Colby Kinggard, Alex Miles, Sydney Brown, Jerod Brown, Dylan Evans, Johnny Parks, Anna Parks, Azalea Maddox, Kerigan Evans, Westen Evans, Jana Evans, Jaxson Evans, Alexis Atwell, Landon Rose, Keegan Rose, Lynleigh Preddy, Davis Stripling, Emma Busby, Adalyn Busby, and Molly Malham. She is also survived by a brother, Ed Lewis (Beverly) of Atlanta, Georgia; sister-in-law Wilma Evans of Clinton; sister-in-law Mary Faye Woodell of Clinton; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation was Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel Clinton, Arkansas.Funeral service was 10 a.m. Friday, July 4, 2014, at Friendship Baptist Church, Clinton, Arkansas, with Pastor David Holcomb officiating. Burial was in Evans Mountain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers: donations can be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 333 Third St., Clinton, AR 72031, or Project Surge, P.O. Box 806 Clinton, AR 72031. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Arkansas. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Linda Buckelew

Linda Sue Buckelew, 67, of Clinton, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Linda was born May 26, 1947, in Clinton to the late Curtis and Madgia (Carroll) Hillis. She is also preceded in death by sons Edward Wayne Buckelew and Kevin Lane Buckelew, and brother, Earnie Hooten (Janet).

Mrs. Buckelew was a dietitian.

She is survived by husband, Carl Wayne Buckelew; children Jason Buckelew, Michael Buckelew (Jerri), and Stacee Brown (Marty); sister Glinda Kidd (Bill); grandchildren Whitney Clayton, Dylan Buckelew, and Nina Fayad; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Service to be held at Culpepper Cemetery, at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12. www.arkansasfuneralcare.com.

Wanda Blair

Wanda Lee Mizell Blair, 85, of Clinton passed away Friday July 4, 2014. Born April 19, 1929, to the late Jessie and Ella Hutchison Mizell in Scotland, Arkansas, Wanda was a homemaker, was of the Baptist faith and loved sewing and making quilts.

Wanda is survived by two daughters, Brenda and husband Dave Clark of Chandler, Texas, Janet Blair of Clinton, Arkansas, and one son, Mike and wife Rhonda Blair of Aurora, Colorado; grandchildren Brandy and husband Chris Reitter of Buena Vista, Colorado, Gabriael Parker of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jeremy Philpott of Tyler, Texas.; one sister, Polly and husband Wallace Weeks of Monroe, Louisiana. She is proceeded in death by her husband, Lloyd Blair, and two brothers, Sam Mizell and Billy Mizell.

Visitation was Tuesday, July 8, at Clinton Funeral Service. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Walnut Grove Church with Brother Donnie Love officiating. Interment to follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Funeral services entrusted to Clinton Funeral Service of Clinton. To sign Wanda’s Book of Memories, please go to www.clintonfuneralservice.com.

Death Notice

Ellen Redding, 99, of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

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