Mrs. Gladys B. McRoy Stroud, age 84, of Hope, Arkansas, passed away, Sunday, November 23, 2014. Mrs. Stroud was born October 26, 1930, in Hope, Arkansas to Rubin E. and Lula Belle Oliver McRoy. Mrs. Stroud was a homemaker, a member First Assembly of God Church in Hope for over 50 years where she served as a past Sunday School Teacher and youth director, former owner/operator of Sam Stroud’s Grocery and Candy Company for 30 years. Mrs. Stroud was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, her favorite hobbies were her love of painting and poetry. Mrs. Stroud was preceded in death by her parents, husband Sam Stroud, brothers, H.T., Taylor, Johnny and Orvil McRoy, sisters, Fern Downs, Georgia Mae McRoy, Fay Maddix, Oler Wills and Mercede Hatfield, granddaughter, Stephanie Stroud Butler. Mrs. Stroud is survived by her sons, Larry Stroud of Hope, Jerry Stroud and wife Debbie of Hope and David Stroud and wife Faye of Hope, special daughter-in-law, Jean Stroud of Hope, special friend, Ethel Harmon of Hope, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation for Mrs. Stroud will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at First Assembly of God Church in Hope with Bro. Chris Bradley officiating, burial will follow in Bright Star Cemetery in Hope, Arkansas. Arrangements by Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, Director.


Mr. Doug Purifoy, Sr. 65, of Greenbrier, Arkansas has passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014. He was born September 4, 1949 in Gurdon, Arkansas to R.E. “Buster” and Annie B. Whitworth Purifoy. Doug was retired from the Union Pacific Railroad. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; one brother, Jimmy Purifoy. Mr. Purifoy is survived by his wife Nancy Purifoy of Greenbrier, Arkansas; two sons, Douglas Purifoy, Jr. and wife Tracy of Greenbrier, Arkansas and Steven Purifoy and wife Sydney of Morrilton, Arkansas; two daughters, Amy Newton and husband Chris of Greenbrier, Arkansas and Kelly Purifoy of Greenbrier, Arkansas; step mother, Ollie Purifoy; one sister, Janet Toland and husband Dennis of Curtis, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Tera Purifoy, Brodey Purifoy, Sarah Newton, Anna Newton, Layla Purifoy, Ben Purifoy and Emma Purifoy; nieces, Katelan and her husband Johnny Castleberry; Leah Toland, Heather Croft and Lori Pender; nephews, Michael Toland, Jarrod Purifoy and Johnny Wilson. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm in the First Baptist Church of Gurdon until service time. Service will begin at 2:00 pm with Bro. Gibson Cole officiating. Interment will follow in Richwoods Cemetery under the direction of Pharr Funeral Home of Gurdon.


Mr. George Conway, 61 year old, of Hope passed away Sunday November 23rd in Springdale.  Arrangements are pending with Hicks Funeral Home of Hope.


Mrs. Veola Aaron, age 87 of Spring Hill, Arkansas passed away, Monday, November 24, 2014 in Magnolia. Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Aaron are incomplete at this time, but will be announced by Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, Director. 


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