Mrs. Shannon Carlton Flowers, age 42 of Bodcaw, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mrs. Flowers was born July 8, 1972 in Hope, Arkansas to John Richard “Dickie” and Marilyn Baker Carlton. She was a member of the Bodcaw #1 Baptist Church and a home maker Mrs. Flowers loved to watch her children participate in rodeos. She was a loving mother, daughter, and sister. Survivors include; her parents, Dickie and Marilyn Carlton of Bodcaw, Arkansas, her fiancé, Steve Nivens of Hope, Arkansas, two sons; Walker Flowers and his fiancé, Angel Squyres, Justin Nivens of Hope, Arkansas, one daughter, Lillian Marie Nivens, one brother, Russ Carlton of Bodcaw, Arkansas, one special aunt, Wanda Baker, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society, website: Visitation is 6:00 to 8:00pm, Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home in Hope. Funeral service is 2:00pm, Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Brazzel/Oakcrest Chapel. Burial to follow in Bodcaw#1 Cemetery with Bro. James Ross, Bro. David Hampton and Bro. Lane Garner officiating. Funeral arrangements are by BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, Director. 


Crystal L. (Buddy) Rhodes, age 87, of Gurdon, went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 21, 2015 at Baptist Medical Center in Arkadelphia. He was born on March 17, 1928 in Nashville, Arkansas.    Mr. Rhodes retired as Sergeant Major after a 35-year career in the Army Reserve, a 30-year career with International Paper Company, and a 17-year career as a safety consultant for American Interstate Insurance Company.  Mr. Rhodes is preceded in death by his parents, Uther and Nolus (Young) Rhodes and sisters, Dottie Floyd and Juanice Day.   Mr. Rhodes is survived by his wife, Marion Rhodes, daughters, Lisa McClure of Prescott and Leah Ealy (Bill) of Little Rock, stepdaughter, Susan Phillips (Terry) of Hope, grandchildren, Liam Hastings of Lewisville, Macey Volentine and friend Twon of Little Rock, Savannah Dickerson (Blake Brown) of Hope, great-grandchildren, Trenton, Nicolas, and Sydney Hastings of Lewisville, Will Phillips, Kaden and Bethanie Brown of Hope, and five special nephews and one neice.   Family visitation for Mr. Rhodes will be held from 4:00 to 5:00pm, Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Pharr Funeral Home of Gurdon. Public visitation is 2:00 to 3:00pm on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Gurdon with the funeral service to follow at 3:00pm. Graveside service will be held at the Nashville Cemetery in Nashville, Arkansas at 5:15pm. Arrangements by the Pharr Funeral Home of Gurdon, Scott Brown, Director.
54 year old Mr. John D. Bolton of Prescott passed away Friday May 22nd in Texarkana, Texas.   Arrangements are pending at this time but will be announced by Brazzel/Cornish Funeral Home of Prescott.
62 year old Mr. Sam Gammill of Hope passed away Saturday May 23rd in Texarkana, Texas.  Arrangements are pending at this time but will be announced by Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home of Hope