Sarah Dickerson of Gurdon, Arkansas passed away Thursday, December 05, 2013 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Arrangements are pending at this time. Services entrusted to Pharr Funeral Home of Gurdon.
Phillip L. Cato 61, of Hope passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013 in Hope, Arkansas. Phil was born February 20, 1952 in Hope, Arkansas to Lile and Margie Betts Cato. Phil was the founder and owner of About Vase in Little Rock, Arkansas and was known to have the “Midas Touch”. Phil was also a graduate of HopeHigh School and The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He was preceded in death by his sister, Angela Cato Banks. He is survived by his parents, Lile and Margie Cato of Hope, Arkansas and two nephews, Jason Banks and his children, Dylan and Keaton of Hope, Arkansas; Eric Banks and wife Michele of Tyler, Texas. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Scott Walters and Rev. David Porterfield officiating in the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Hope, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, Phil requested that memorials be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, P O Box 285, Hope, Arkansas 71801.
Juanita McKenzie Baskin Barringer departed this life December 3, 2013 at the age of 91. Juanita was born in Whelen Springs, Arkansas in 1922 to Marve McKenzie Sr. and Annie McKenzie.Juanita was a 1939 graduate of Gurdon High School and completed a Bachelor degree and a Master of Education degree at Henderson State College, now Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She taught for 22 years at the Gurdon Primary School. Juanita was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Joseph DeWitt Baskin and her brother, Marve McKenzie Jr. Juanita is survived by her second husband, Paul Barringer and her sisters Ann Bonita Calley of Gurdon, Arkansas and Mary Ella Ryan of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Juanita had three children who survive her and remember her lifelong devotion to her family. Her children are Mary Ann Frieling and her husband Tom of Evergreen, Colorado, James Baskin and his wife Nancy of Little Rock, Arkansas and Cathy Baskin and her husband Mike Greene of Sutter Creek, California. Juanita is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday December 9, 2013 at 11:30a.m. till Service time at 1:00p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Gurdon, Arkansas Interment will follow in Rose Hedge Cemetery Under the direction of Pharr Funeral Home of Gurdon.