Mrs. Mary Dell Cox Tippitt, age 87 of Hope, Arkansas passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Hope. She was born January 15, 1928 in Hope, Arkansas to Walter and Mattie Mae Gill Tomlin. She was a home maker, who was devoted to the needs of her family, she loved her Lord and Savior and was a member of  Garrett Memorial Baptist Church in Hope.  She is preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas “Woody” Cox, second husband, H.H. “Pete” Tippit, her brothers; Roy, Walter, Woodrow and Billy Joe Tomlin, her sisters; Beulah Easterling and Louise Moore and a step-daughter; Sharon White. Survivors include; son; Thomas Woodard Cox, Jr. of Eldorado, step-son; Howard Tippitt, wife, Shelia of Hope, daughter; Cathy Howard, husband, Randy of Hope, step-daughters; Vicki Shegonne, Penny Griffis, husband, Glendon all of Hope, and Terri Miller, husband, David of South Carolina, a brother; Raymond Tomlin, wife, Frances of Arlington, TX, two grandchildren; Cody Howard of Hope and Traci Owens, husband, Richard of El Dorado, three great-grandchildren; Taylor, Hayden and Kade Owens all of El Dorado. Visitation; 6:00 to 8:00pm, Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home 1001 S. Main Hope, AR. Funeral service; 10:00am, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Brazzel/Oakcrest Chapel, with Bro. Clif Johnson officiating. Burial to follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Hope. Arrangements by BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, Director.


Mrs. Laura Brown, age 76 of McCaskill, Arkansas passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at her home. She was born December 4, 1938 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Charles I. and Della Shadle Dreher. Mrs. Brown was a home maker and a member of the McCaskill Church of Christ in McCaskill. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold Brown, two daughters; Andrea Brown and Lynn Brown Robertson. Her survivors include; her son, Jeff Brown of Haughton, Louisiana, a daughter; Sharyl Williams, husband, David of Hope, her brother; Eugene Dreher of Sheridan, and five grandchildren: Amy Robertson Leggitt of Bossier City, LA, Stephen Williams of Hope, Keith Williams of Russellville, Carlea Brown and Abbie Brown both of Haughton, LA and one great-grandchild; Olivia Leggitt other family members and friends. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the McCaskill Church of Christ Hwy 371 McCaskill, AR 71847, the American Heart Association ( or the American Diabetes Association ( Visitation, 6:00 to 8:00pm, Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home 1001 S. Main Hope, AR. Funeral service; 2:00pm, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at BRAZZEL/Oakcrest Chapel. Burial to follow in Corinth Cemetery in Nashville, Arkansas. Arrangements by BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, Director.


Mr. James C. Stokes 85 of Prescott, Arkansas passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 in Prescott, Arkansas. James was born June 18, 1929 in Laneburg, Arkansas to Fred and Allie Ghormley Stokes. Mr. Stokes was retired from PNW Railroad where he worked as a machinist supervisor and was also a member of Bluff Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Jean Bryant Stokes; one sister, Mary Jean Avery and his mother and father. He is survived by one son, Fred Stokes of Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, Linda Stokes of Prescott, Arkansas; three sisters, Louise Willis; Margaret Mc Brayer and La Joy Cox all of Prescott, Arkansas; grandchildren, Evan Hamm, Katherine Stokes, Austin Stokes all of Prescott, Arkansas and Tara Kirtley of Fort Worth, Texas; honorary granddaughter, Tyler Kimbrell of Colt, Arkansas. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 31, 2015 between the hours of 6:00 pm– 8:00 pm at Pharr Funeral Home of Prescott Funeral Home, Prescott, Arkansas. Services will be held Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the Pharr Funeral Home of Prescott Chapel with Bro. James Cox and Bro. Randy Cox officiating, interment will follow in DeAnn Cemetery under the direction of Pharr Funeral Home of Prescott, Prescott, Arkansas.


Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Miller, 79, of Mineral Springs will be held at 2pm on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Northside Church of God in Christ. Burial will be at FlintHillCemetery in Mineral Springs. Visitation will be held 12 pm – 5 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Miller will also lie in state one hour prior to funeral services. Arrangements entrusted to Hicks Funeral Home.


Roy Boyd Brazell, 68, of Prescott, formerly of Camden, passed away on January 21, 2015, after a two-year battle with cancer. Although as an adult, he went by the name of Roy, his family and Camden friends called him Boyd. He was born in Camden on November 17, 1946, to parents Roy Benjamin Brazell and Dorothy Boyd Brazell, both of whom preceded him in death. He grew up in Camden, attending the public schools. He was a 1968 honor graduate of Austin (Presbyterian) College in Sherman, Texas. Later, he earned a master’s degree in German at the University of Memphis and another master’s degree in comparative literature from the University of Arkansas. He held an Arkansas teaching certificate and taught in several school districts in the state. He also taught for several years at a junior college in Mississippi and at a public school in Columbia, Tennessee. He is survived by his sister, Jane Brazell Sisolak and her husband Tom of Fort Worth, Texas, and his niece, Mary Beth Sisolak Wagner and her husband Dale, also of Fort Worth. Other survivors include the following first cousins: Sammy Brazell (Judy) of Magnolia; Danny Brazell (Maria) of McNeil; Virginia Riddick of McNeil; Kay Roberts (Vern) of Helena, MT; Ray Armstrong (Sue) of Billings, MT; Elizabeth Pell of Memphis, TN; John Pell of Memphis TN; Mary Alice Morrison of Clover, SC. He will be buried in the Shiloh Cemetery at Lamartine (Columbia County) in the Brazell family site. A graveside service will be held on April 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Erin Kaye of Camden’s First Presbyterian Church officiating, under the direction of Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home.


Funeral services are pending for 97 year old Mrs. Margeret Vines of Hope. Services will be announced by the Hicks Funeral Home of Hope.


Mr. Aaron Marcum, age 47, of Prescott, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Arrangements for Mr. Marcum are pending at this time and will be announced by Brazzel/Cornish The Funeral Home of Prescott, Eddie Brazzel, Director.


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