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. Thomas Eugene Mann, Jr., age 68, of Hope, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at his home. Mr. Mann was born October 6, 1946, in Blytheville, Arkansas to Thomas Eugene Mann, Sr., and Marclyn Townsend Mann. Mr. Mann was a Mechanical Engineer with Tyson Foods and a member of Rafter J Cowboy Church in Hope. Mr. Mann was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Mann is survived by his wife Loretta Jean Mason Mann of Hope, son, Thomas E. Mann III and wife Livian of the Philippines, daughter, Deanne Wylie and husband Alan of Springfield, Missouri, grandchildren, Zandra , Dakota and Thaila Mann, Taylor and Jordan Wylie. Memorial service for Mr. Mann will be 1:00 pm, Friday, November 28, 2014, at the Rafter J Cowboy Church in Hope with Bro. Terry Evans officiating. Arrangements by Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, Director.
Mrs. Veola Aaron, age 87, of Hope, Arkansas passed away, Monday, November 24, 2014, at Wentworth Place in Magnolia, Arkansas. Mrs. Aaron was born December 3, 1926, in Spring Hill, Arkansas to Allen and Lorena Plumley Burns. Mrs. Aaron was a homemaker and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was a very loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Aaron was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 68 years, Starling Aaron, and brother Larry Lafferty. Mrs. Aaron is survived by her sons, Joe Aaron and wife Hilda of Houston, Texas, Gary Aaron and wife Cathy of Hope, Phillip Aaron and wife Imelda of Galveston, Texas, Bobby Aaron and wife Adonia of Hope and Richard Aaron and wife Katrina of Houston, Texas, daughter Nancy Bailey and husband Steve of Magnolia, Arkansas, brothers, Gilbert Lafferty of Texarkana, Texas, Bryant Lafferty of Hope, and Jimmy Glen Lafferty of Texas City, Texas, sister, Diva Thomas of Texarkana, Arkansas, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation for Mrs. Aaron will be 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Friday, November 28, 2014, at Central Church of Christ in Hope. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Friday, November 28, 2014, at Central Church of Christ in Hope with Mr. Harold Freeman officiating burial will follow in Central Cemetery in Hope. Arrangements by Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, Director.
Mr. Ted Green age, 73 of Hope, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014, at his home. He was born August 17, 1941, in Dierks, Arkansas to the late Marvin and Grace Newton Green. Mr. Green served in the U.S. Marine Corps, during Vietnam War. He was a member of the Church of Christ Church. He loved the Lord and was an outgoing man who never knew a stranger. He would go out of his way to help anyone and was much loved by his family and friends. He loved tending his garden and watching it grow, fishing and flea markets. Mr. Green was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Carol Quinonez. Mr. Green is survived by his wife, Shirley, sons, Daniel Herring of Hope, Mark Green and wife Kay of Prescott, Arizona, John Breazeal of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and Glenn Breazeal of Phoenix, Arizona, brothers, David and wife Nancy of Portland, Oregon, Joe and wife Liz of Nashville, Arkansas and Dennis and wife Karen of Nashville, Arkansas, sisters, DiAnn Wooduff and Mary Woodruff of Nashville, Arkansas and a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers Donations may be made to Hospice of Texarkana in Memory of Ted Green. Memorial service for Mr. Green will be 2:00pm, Saturday, November 29, 2014, at First Christian Church in Nashville, Arkansas with Bro. Josh McDonald officiating. Arrangements by Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, Director.
Mr. William Meeker Gwin, age 81, of Rosston, Arkansas passed away, Monday, November 24, 2014, at Laurel Place in Hope, Arkansas. Mr. Gwin was born April 25, 1933, in Sacramento, California to Horace Edward and Katherine Sanders Gwin. Mr. Gwin was a retired longshoreman and of the Methodist Faith. Mr. Gwin was preceded in death by his parents, wife Vernita Carlton Gwin, sons, Billy and Vernon Buck, daughter, Mary Lynn Loe, brother, Horace Newton Gwin and granddaughter, Dee Dee Loe. Mr. Gwin is survived by his son-in-law, Travis Loe of Bodcaw, granddaughter, Karan Jones of Bodcaw, great-grandchildren, Chad Jones, Brent Jones and Braden Ray of Bodcaw, Arkansas. There will be a private family burial. Arrangements by Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, Director.
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. Wanda Hartsfield 88, of Hope, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014 in Hope, Arkansas. Arrangements are pending at this time. Services entrusted to Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home.