Donald Lane Vondran

Donald Lane Vondran, 69, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018. He was born April 9, 1950, to the late Herman and Geraldine (Bramel) Vondran. He was of the Assembly of God faith and loved to fish and to work on his truck and boat. Donald is preceded by his parents, and sister Joan Hubbard. He leaves behind daughters Sonya Vondran of Switzerland, and Debbie Bedoy (Johnny) of San Antonio, Texas; grandsons Chance Grambling of Springdale, Arkansas; Aaron Arevalo of San Antonia, Texas; brothers  Mike Vondran (Diane) of Moro, Arkansas and Larry Johnston (Donna) of Lonoke, Arkansas. Special friend JoAnne Banks of San Antonio, Texas. Several nephews and nieces and a host of friends will also treasure his memory. Graveside services will be at Johnson Cemetery in Wheatley, Arkansas Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 9 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude in Memphis, Tennessee and Johnson Cemetery in Wheatley, Arkansas.

Evelyn Louise Dunbar

Evelyn Louise Dunbar, 89, passed away October 28th, 2018; she was born in Augusta, Arkansas on April 30th, 1929 to the late Albert Andrews and Lillian Harbin. Evelyn is also proceeded in death by her husband of 53 years, William “Bill” Dunbar; two sisters, Vollena Myers and Mabel “Maxine” Vandergriff; one brother, Guy “Buddy” Denton; and one son, David Dunbar. 

Evelyn immensely loved her church family. She was a proud member and former Sunday School Teacher of Clarendon Missionary Baptist Church. Evelyn was also retired as a medical transporter with Area Agency on Aging and as a counselor with Mid-Delta. She was known for her green-thumb as she raised beautiful assortments of flowers, especially her favorite, roses.  Flowers where not the only thing she grew; bountiful vegetable gardens were a specialty as well.  During her earlier years, Evelyn enjoyed the thrill of the hunt and the excitement of hooking a fish.

When she had time away from the outdoors, Evelyn participated civically with several clubs and organizations. A few include the Clarendon Fire Department Auxiliary, the Lady’s Home Demonstration, Solicitor for the American Lung Association, and the American Cancer Society.  Evelyn truly was an active woman.  

Those remaining to cherish the many precious memories of Evelyn include; daughters, Donna (Kenny) Simpson and Brenda Hill; sister, Dorothy Hurst; seven grandchildren, Nikki Dobson, Alex “W.A.” (Jan) Gibbs, Ken (Keri) Simpson, Kevin (Katie) Simpson, Michael David Dunbar, Bridget Dunbar, Hannah (Cameron) Nowlin; Evelyn was also greatly blessed with 15 great-grandchildren, Becca Dobson, Ethan Gibbs, Evan Gibbs, Shelby Simpson, Sidney Simpson, Connor Simpson, Hailey Simpson, Maci Kate Simpson, Madison James, Gracie James, Chelsea James, Jessie James, Harley Barnett, Mason Nowlin, and Zachary King. Evelyn also gained the unique and awesome title of Great-Great-Grandmother when William Allen “Dubbie” Hewlett was born.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, October 31st at Clarendon Missionary Baptist Church with interment at Shady Grove Cemetery, Clarendon.

Johnny Ray Morrow, 81, of MOnroe

Johnny passed away at home on October 18th surrounded by his loving family.  He was born November 6th, 1936 to William “Pete” Morrow and Isabell Lawson.  

At the age of 20, Johnny joined the United States Marine Corp and showed off his shooting skills by being awarded the M-1 Rifle Marksmanship Badge. Although he was known for his sense of humor and enjoyed a good prank, he was surprisingly awarded the Good Conduct Medal as well during his six years of service.  

Johnny had an affinity for the outdoors.  He was a prolific hunter, fisherman, and gardener.  After some time and stubbornness wore off, he fell in love with his many dogs.  He enjoyed shooting pool and sharing comradery with his friends and family. During one chance encounter with a foreign exchange student, he starting speaking her native tongue.  To the utter surprise of his family, Johnny was fluent in Japanese!    

He is preceded in death by both of his parents; his wife, Phyllis Tate; daughter Lissa Kilgas Morrow; two brothers, Everett and Jimmy Morrow; and one sister, Jeanette Bundren. 

Those left behind to cherish memories include two daughters, Karen Grant; Angela (Albert) Tatum; one brother, Gary (Sheila) Morrow, and six grandchildren, Mark (Tiffany) Flowers, Jessica Flowers, Alex (Alanna) Troy, Machaylah Troy, and Camie Troy.  Johnny was blessed with three great-grandchildren, Lawrence Davis, Weston Troy, Adalynn Davis and one the way; along with one great-great-granddaughter, Robyn Cardwell. 

Visitation will be at Fowler Funeral Home on Saturday, October 20th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 21st at the Monroe Baptist Church with burial following at Oak Grove Cemetery.  

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Rose Willhite 

Published: February 18, 2015 

Rose Willhite, 73, died Saturday. Survivors: sons, Robert, Paul, Kevin and Glen Willhite; daughters, Brenda Mallard, Paula Wilkins, Terri Imus; sisters, Daisy Dellar, Mary Gill; 18 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation Tuesday, 5-7 p.m., Fowler Funeral Home. Funeral Service Wednesday, 10 a.m., Brinkley First Baptist Church. Burial Oak Grove Cemetery, Moro, Ark.

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Published: January 23, 2015 

James P. Waggle Sr., 74, died Wednesday. Survivors: wife, Alene Waggle; sons, William Waggle, Robert Waggle, all of Brinkley, James Waggle, Ward; daughter, Cassandra Sherman, Brinkley; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation Friday 6-8 p.m., Fowler Funeral Home. Funeral services Saturday, 10 a.m., Fowler Funeral Home, Brinkley. Burial, Oaklawn Cemetery, Brinkley.

Herbert Shaw Jr. 

Published: January 3, 2015 

Herbert Shaw Jr., 85, died Friday. Survivors: son, Michael Wayne Shaw, Clarendon; daughters, Sheryl Talkington, Caruthersville, Mo., Paula Shaw,Clarendon; brother, Bryl Shaw, Brinkley; sister, Barbara Williams (Chick), Brinkley. Visitation Sunday 1-2 p.m., Fowler Funeral Home. Funeral follows at 2 p.m. Burial Shady Grove Cemetery, Clarendon. Fowler Funeral Home.

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