Kelsey David “Sonny” Rodgers was the tenth child of the late Fred Rodgers and Maggie Nunally Rodgers. Kelsey was born in Nashville, Arkansas on March 28, 1945. He graduated Clow High School in 1964. He served in the United States Army from 1968-1970, but remained on standby with the Army for four years. On April 25, 1965, Kelsey married Justine Steward and to this union two children were born. On February 7, 1982, he married Adell Johnson-Graves; unto this union one daughter was born. Kelsey loved horses and was President of the local Clow Chapter of the Arkansas Trailblazers. He was an avid squirrel hunter, gardener and fisherman; who loved to play dominoes and talk noise. Kelsey was a devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather. He was a friend to many, who will forever embrace his memory in their hearts. Kelsey Rodgers departed this life on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Howard Memorial Hospital. Left to cherish his precious memories are his wife, Adell Rodgers; his daughters, Vanessia (Darrell) Wright of Malvern, Arkansas and Tameka (Roger) House of Bryant, Arkansas; his son, Roderick Rodgers of Amarillo, Texas; stepson, Terence (Anita) Allen of DeQueen, Arkansas; brothers, Ira Nunally and Johnny L. Rodgers of Nashville, Arkansas; sisters, Susie Conley (Rufus) of North Little Rock, Betty Davis of Nashville and Nellie White of Los Angeles, California; brother-in-law, Rodney Graves of Nashville; sisters-in-law, Emma J. Rodgersof North Little Rock, Janie Nunally and Ethel Rodgers both of Nashville; grandchildren, Marquis Rodgers, Vaquita Rodgers, Kaiden House, Kaliyana House, Bradon Skeleton (preceded) Camela Skelton, Terence Allen, Jr., Lindsey Thompson, Byron Dismuke, Jediah Thompson; great-grandchildren, Deovyan Ross, Journey Pauly, Marquis Rodgers, Jr., Brasean Dunn, Talin Skelton, Ahna Starr, Ari Starr; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Visitation will be held 11 am – 5 pm, family hour will be 6 – 7 pm Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 2:30 pm Saturday, October 25 at New Light CME Church in Nashville. Burial will be at St. Paul Cemetery in Nashville. Services entrusted to Hicks Funeral Home of Hope.
Mrs. Georgia Stuart Bonner, 99 years old, passed away Monday October 20th in a Hot Springs Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Hicks Funeral Home of Hope.
Mrs. Annie Brown, 60 years old, passed away Wednesday, October 22nd in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Hicks Funeral Home of Hope.