MARGARET BOALS BROOKS, 86

MAY 21 1937 - FEBRUARY 10 2024

Mararet Boals Brooks, age 86, took her last breath on earth and opened her eyes to the glory and splendor of Heaven on February 10, 2024, at her home in Ronkonkoma, NY. Not only is she now fully in the presence of the Lord, but she is also in the arms of her beloved husband, Billy Forrest, who was called to his eternal home on December 8, 2019. Margaret accepted her Lord and Savior in her teens and was a faithful devoted servant, teaching many Bible studies and Sunday School lessons. Her passion and specialty were the book of Revelation. She also loved to sing praises to the Lord in various church choirs as well as singing in a trio called the Joyful Sounds. For several years she played the piano for First Southern Baptist Church of Holly Grove. While living in Holly Grove, AR, Margaret opened the Holly Tree Boutique. She enjoyed going to the fashion markets in Dallas and Chicago looking for the latest fashions to sell in her store. She also served on the City Council and helped plan the town’s 100 th anniversary. Margaret held many passions in life. One was painting and was just a few hours short of achieving her bachelor’s degree in art history at the University of Memphis. Another passion of Margaret’s was ancestry. She would spend hours researching hers and Bill’s family tree. She and Bill would incorporate their love of travel by visiting various places their ancestors once lived. But herlargest passion, save Jesus, was her family. She worked alongside Bill as his pharmacy tech, devoted herself to her children and adored her grandchildren. Margaret proved herself to truly be a Proverbs 31 woman. She was the only daughter of the late Carl McKinney Boals and the late Nannie Earnese Richardson Boals. Wife to the late Billy Forest Brooks and loving mother to Richard Dean Brooks, of Carrollton, TX, Brian Scott Brooks (Tina) of Haslet, TX and Leigh-ellen Brooks Ross (Erick) of Ronkonkoma, NY, grandmother to Jonathan Bill Brooks (Jessica) of Rockwall, TX, Jessica Leigh Brooks Ford (Trent) of Grapevine, TX, Scott Andrew Brooks (Megan) of McKinney, TX, Jacob Brenan and Luke Thomas Ross of Ronkonkoma, NY, surrogate grandmother to Jagger Grimes o Conway, AR and great-grandmother to Lillian Kate Brooks of  Rockwall, TX and Caleb Lynn Ford of Grapevine, TX. Brooks of Rockwall, TX and Caleb Lynn Ford of Grapevine. There will be a visitation hour at Brown Funeral Home, Clarendon on Saturday February 24th starting at noon. A private burial at Macedonia Cemetery, Holly Grove will follow.  Memorial donations can be made to the New York Cancer Foundations via https://nycancerfoundation.org/donate

DONNA KAY PRINCE, 61

JUNE 15 1962 - FEBRUARY 11 2024

Donna Kay Prince, 61, passed away in Little Rock, Arkansas on February 11th, 2024.  She was born in Marianna, Arkansas on June 15th, 1962, to the late Gerald Roland and Betty Walker. Donna had two passions in her life, she loved her family and cherished her work.  She was a paraprofessional for the Cotton Plant School District until moving to Augusta School District after Cotton Plant schools closed. She was a dedicated educator for over 25 years.  When not at school, Donna would spend time at her home with her family where she enjoyed reading various books and listening to music, especially Elvis Presley. Donna is preceded in death by her father, Gerald; mother Betty Putt; step-father Jimmie Putt; and one daughter Gabriel Prince; those remaining to cherish her memory are her two sons, Stephen (Jacklyn) Prince, and Jeremy (Erika) Prince; step-son, Carl Prince,  four brothers, John Roland, Jimmie (Sissy) Putt, Richard Putt, and Lonnie Putt; three sisters, Cindy Paulman, Melissa (Bobby) Webb; and Renee (Issac) Williams; four grandsons, Connor Prince, Jeremiah Prince, Grayson Prince, and Justin Prince; one granddaughter, Kayla Prince; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. Donna’s memorial service will be held at Fowler Funeral Home in Brinkley on Friday, February 16th at 1:00 PM.

DR CHARLES CLARK WILLHITE, 72

AUGUST 10 1951 - JANUARY 23 2024

Dr. Charles Clark Willhite, DMD, (Clark to family and friends in Arkansas, Chuck to those outside of Arkansas), 72, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, fell asleep in the loving arms of his family at home and awoke in the arms of the Lord, Tuesday evening, January 23, 2024. He was born August 10, 1951 in Monroe, AR, the fifth child of George Lafayette Willhite and William "Billie" Fay (Bonds) Willhite. Clark attended Clarendon High School in Clarendon, AR where he was active in sports and other student activities. He was selected as Mr. Clarendon High School in 1969, the year he graduated. (Clark represented his graduating class as featured speaker at its 20th reunion in 1989.) He went on to study at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR where he earned a degree in zoology. Following college, Clark served two years as a lieutenant in the United States Army and was stationed in Mannheim, Germany. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned home to the United States and settled in Kentucky and began graduate work at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY. It was here in 1978 that Clark met Marcia Trodahl, also beginning graduate studies, and they married on July 21, 1979 at Marcia’s home church (Faith Lutheran) in Lexington, KY. Neither Clark nor Marcia finished their graduate work at Eastern!  In 1980, Chuck was accepted to University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in Lexington, KY. He graduated in 1984 and served as president of his 4th year class. Following graduation from dental school, Chuck did a one-year General Practice Residency with the Veteran’s Administration at Hampton, VA. He began a career in dentistry with the Veteran’s Administration in 1985 as a staff dentist in Temple, TX. During that time, Chuck led the establishment of the ”Christian Cupboard” at the First United Methodist Church, providing food and clothing to needy residents of the area. He received a VA community service award for this work. Chuck and Marcia welcomed their daughter, Hannah Caitlin, in 1991. Later that year, they moved to Austin, TX where Chuck was put in charge of opening a new dental clinic at the VA outpatient facility in Austin. In 1993, the Willhite family moved to Lincoln, NE for Chuck to become Chief of Dental Service at the Lincoln VA Medical Center. While in Lincoln, Chuck took up the banjo and became proficient through taking lessons and attending Steve Hanson’s bluegrass camp in Long Pine, NE every summer for 10 years. Chuck enjoyed playing bluegrass music with his brothers, Mike (mandolin) and Robin (guitar), whenever they got together. In 2001, the Willhite’s moved to Decatur, IL for Marcia’s job. He joined the family dentistry practice of Warren Jesek and the two men became close friends. In late 2007, Chuck decided to return to dental practice with the VA, first in North Little Rock, AR and then in Danville, IL, while Marcia stayed in Decatur for Hannah to finish high school.  In 2010, Chuck retired from VA service and started up a new practice in Decatur, Lakeshore Denture Center. He retired altogether in 2016, and he and Marcia moved to Door County, WI to the house they had built on Lake Michigan in 2013, in the Town of Clay Banks, just outside the City of Sturgeon Bay. Chuck was a very loving, supportive husband and father (and PawPaw) who was known for his sense of humor. He was a willing assistant for projects his brothers or friends had going. Chuck regularly attended churches in the many communities he lived in, starting as a child in Monroe, AR. Chuck and Marcia were presently members of Lakeside Community Church in Algoma, WI. Chuck will be missed by his wife, Marcia; daughter, Hannah (Alex) Beery and granddaughter Gwen of Decatur, IL; siblings, Gail Hopkins of North Little Rock, AR, Mike (Judy) Willhite of Cabot, AR, and Robin Willhite (Becky Linz Lynn) of Heber Springs, AR; sister-in-law, Susan Tyler of Port Charlotte, Florida; nieces and nephews, Larry's children: Steve, Terry, Perry, and Scott, Glenda Fay's children: Shannon Webb, Kim Wacker, Layna Leach, Julie Weatherley, and Brooks Leach, Gail's children: John, April Owen, and Tammy Walther, Mike's children: Michael, and Rebecca Ziebell, and Susan's children: Kelly Zerfowski and Ryan Dorang; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Larry (Janet) Willhite and Glenda Fay (David) Leach; parents-in-law, Dr. John "Jack" and Irene (nee Nadeau) Trodahl; and other relatives. Chuck's life will be celebrated with a memorial service held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in the Town of Sturgeon Bay, WI, 2264 Shiloh Road, in June of 2024 - schedule to be announced. Burial will be in the church cemetery and also in Willhite Cemetery in Monroe, AR. Memorials may be given in Chuck's name for Unity Hospice (2366 Oak Ridge Circle, De Pere, WI 54115). "Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the staffs of Door County Medical Center and Unity Hospice for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Chuck." Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay, WI and Fowler Funeral Home in Brinkley, AR are assisting the Willhite family.

SHIRLEY DAVENPORT DAVIS

APRIL 9 1959 - JANUARY 22 2024

Shirley Ruth Davenport Davis, 64, passed away in Hammond, LA on January 22, 2024. Shirley was the first daughter of three to David and Frances Davenport on April 9, 1959, in Stuttgart, AR. Shirley loved riding horses at a young age. She loved hunting as well. Shirley is known for her great salsa and wonderful strawberry jelly. Shirley loved all her grandchildren and would do anything for them. She was raised in Monroe, AR where she met the love of her life, Sam Davis. They were married on January 2, 1978. Sam was her lifelong soulmate and her best friend. They were married 46 years. Shirley is preceded in death by her father, David Davenport, and brothers Wayne, and Stanley Davenport. She is survived by her husband, Sam of Ponchatoula, LA; daughter Veronica Melancon of Fayetteville, AR; son Damien (Christy) of Prairieville, LA; daughter Chelsea (Bobby) of Ponchatoula, LA; mother, Frances Hawkins Davenport; grandchildren, Terren (Jesse), Noah, Heath, Damon, Emma, Izabella, and Bubba; brother, Rodney (Kaye) Davenport of Monroe, AR; sisters Connie (Raymond) Pena of Fayetteville, Pam (Danny) Myers of Sheridan, AR. She leaves a host of loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  A funeral service will be at Fowler Funeral Home on Friday January 26, 2024, at 12:00 pm with visitation one hour prior.  Burial to follow at White Church Cemetery in Rich, AR.

STEPHEN DALE SANDINE, 54

SEPTEMBER 17 1969 - JANUARY 18 2024

Stephen Dale Sandine passed away January 18, 2024, at the age of 54 in his home, from natural causes. Stephen was born on September 17 1969, to Franklin Sandine and Bonnie (Barnett) . He grew up in Stuttgart, Arkansas and graduated from Stuttgart High School.  Stephen also served time in the army, focusing on the airborne division.  He married Karen (Stokes) Sandine in 1998 and they had two children, Cameron Sandine and Haleigh Sandine.  Stephen worked as a truck driver for Riceland Foods and several other companies, his last job was with Delta Plastics in Stuttgart, AR. Stephen was an outdoorsman, he loved to fish, hunt, and ride his four-wheeler when his health allowed.  He enjoyed working to provide for his family.  He enjoyed taking vacations and spending time with his children. He loved to cook. He was a bit of a jokester, so you were going to laugh, if you were around Stephen. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Stuttgart, AR.  He made a profession of faith and was baptized at North Maple Baptist Church in Stuttgart, AR, when he was a teenager. He will be greatly missed by his family. Stephen is preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Franklin and Ursula Sandine. Stephen is survived by his son, Cameron (Haley) Sandine of England, AR, his daughter, Haleigh Sandine of Little Rock, AR, his mother, Bonnie (Joseph) Mack of Humphrey, AR, two brothers, Alan Sandine of Conway and Jason (Sharon) Sandine of Des Arc, and a host of Aunts and cousins. There will be a memorial service planned and announced at a later date. Memorial donations are requested to be sent to Arkansas Children’s Hospital Burn Center POB 2222 Little Rock, Arkansas 72203.  Stephen was a patient there for three months in 2003, that is when he discovered he had diabetes.  It caused him to pass out while cooking and he had burns on his face.  They took really good care of him and several other burn patients. He would certainly be grateful for any 

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