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Thomas C. Farmer

Thomas C. "Chopper" Farmer, 72, of Smyrna, TN, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015. He was a native of Lawrence, KS, and a son of the late Raymond Boyd and Retta Lorene Hillebert Farmer. A member of Stones River Baptist Church, he was an United States Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Czarina Farmer; two daughters, Carmen Lockling and husband Mark of Crossett and Angelia Barrow of El Dorado; two sons, Thomas C. Farmer, Jr., and wife Shelly of Murfreesboro, TN, and Thomas Werner and wife Jayne of Auburn, WA; a stepson, Charles Arrington, Jr., of Antioch, TN; two sisters, Reta Foley of Le Compton, KS, and Marcia Butell of Lawrence, KS; and a brother, Gary Farmer of Lawrence, KS; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a host of loving family and friends.

Funeral service with military honors was at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at Stones River Baptist Church in Smyrna with Bro. James Stophel officiating and arrangements by Woodfin Funeral Chapel.

The family requests memorials be made to Alive Hospice or the Stones River Baptist Church. An online guest book is available at www.woodfinchapel.com.

Gale "Buck" Fryar

Gale "Buck" Fryar, 66, of Crossett died on Friday, July 24, 2015, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born November 1, 1948, in Monticello to James and Dorothy Fryar, he worked for 32 years at the Felsenthal Lock & Dam as a lockmaster for Corps of Engineers. He was a member of the Crossett Riding Club and Grace Christian Fellowship Church and actively participated in the rodeos each year and owned the nicest horse trailer in town, but never owned a horse of his own.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Annette Williams Fryar of Crossett; two sons, James "Jim" Gale Fryar and Stephen Fryar Forest of Crossett; three daughters, Vickie Inman and husband Mike of Broken Arrow, OK, Lynda Stuart and husband Ronnie of Garvin, OK, and Cendie Fawcett and husband Robert of Little Elm, TX; one sister, Paula Stokes and husband Larry of Hampton; two nephews, Ashley Anders and wife Sheri of Tifton, GA, and Paige Anders and wife Erin of Arkadelphia; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Milton Fryar and Dorothy Maysel Crain Fryar.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m., Sunday, July 26, at Grace Christian Fellowship Church in Crossett with Bro. Scott Wheeler officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Woolsey, Rocky Stuart, Sam Stuart, Jake Fryar, Paige Anders, Daniel Hill, Alan Brewer and Josh Hartley. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Stokes, Thomas Glen Childers, Davis Harper, Dewayne Broach, Robert "Bob" Crain, John G. Crain, Ed Blankenship, Ronnie Wheeler and Ashley Anders.

Arrangements were by Medders Funeral Home of Crossett. Online guest book at www.meddersfuneralhome.com

Bobby Ray Graham, Sr.

Bobby Ray Graham, Sr., 79, of Fountain Hill died Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village. A native and lifelong resident of Fountain Hill, he was a Korean Conflict veteran of the United States Army. He worked for Georgia-Pacific Forestry for 29 years, retiring in 2006, and was a member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He served on the Fountain Hill City Council and was the Fountain Hill mayor for a number of years.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lou Allen Graham; a daughter, Sharon Trantham and husband Gene, all of Fountain Hill; three sons, Bob Graham, Jr., of Lake Village, Glen Graham and wife Martha of Little Rock and Barry Graham and wife Vickie of Fountain Hill; two brothers, Jimmy Lloyd Graham of Porta Verde, Mexico, and Curtis Waymon Graham of Fountain Hill; two sisters, Dianne Yelvington and husband Kerry of Drasco and Barbara Jean Stout and husband Kenny of Beebe; an aunt, Ancy Mae McKiever of Monticello; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Graham and Loretta Graham, both of California; a brother-in-law, Larry McKinney of Ward; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Coy T. and Mary V. Burch Graham; a sister, Martha Louise Graham; and a brother, Gerald Lynn Graham.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 26, at the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church with Bros. Gene Gregory and Jake Lindsey officiating. Burial was in the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ralph Jones, Dale McKiever, Boyd Savage, Frank Wesson, Ray Wesson and Bradley Graham. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Ralph Hollis, Ed Crouch, Aaron Thompson, and John Patrick.

Memorials may be made to the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 265, Fountain Hill, AR 71642. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Robert F. Malloy

Robert F. Malloy, 95, of Crossett died on Thursday, July 23, 2015. at Stonegate Villa Health & Rehab. He was born to Thomas J. and Anna Kate Carter Malloy on January 7, 1920, in Crossett. A 1937 graduate of Crossett High School, he retired after 45 years of service at Georgia Pacific Paper where he was Superintendent of Finishing and Shipping of No. 1 and No. 2 mills. A veteran, he served in the European and North African Theaters during World War II in the Army Air Corps for over three years. He was awarded three campaign ribbons and the bronze star medal during this tenure.

Mr. Malloy was a deacon in First Baptist Church of Crossett where he taught Sunday School and served on many committees. He was a former member and past president of Crossett Kiwanis Club. An avid outdoorsman and hunter, he and his children spent many vacations camping and fishing. After retirement, gardening and furniture building were his favorite pastimes.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Michael Malloy and Betty of Heber Springs and Mark Jefferson Malloy and Morie of Crossett; one daughter, Melissa Wyatt and Joe of Zachary, LA; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Vivian Malloy; one sister, Muriel Malloy; and a grandson, Robert Matthew Malloy.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, at First Baptist Church. Burial followed at the Lakewood Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

George L. Pugh, Sr.

George L. Pugh, Sr., 82, of Portland died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock. A native and lifelong resident of Portland, he graduated from the Baylor School (a military boarding school) in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1952. In the fall of 1952, he entered the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he was a member of Sigma Chi.

He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1956 and was a lifelong avid Razorback fan. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, a farmer and businessman. He served as the president of GPS Gin, Inc., and was instrumental in getting the a new cotton gin built. He served as a director on the Arkansas Rural Endowment Fund Board, the Agriculture Council of Arkansas, Cotton Incorporated Board, and the National Cotton Council. He was featured in the March, 1987, issue of Cotton Grower Magazine. He was a former state senator and served as a director of Delta Trust and Bank. He was a member of the Portland United Methodist Church and served as the church treasurer. He enjoyed duck and turkey hunting, fishing and golf.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Benton Pugh of Portland; his children, Rebecca Newman Pugh and husband, Dean Jabs, of Bethesda, Maryland, Susie Pugh Tackett and husband, Jim, of Greenwood, Mississippi, George Leyden Pugh, Jr. and wife, Jan, of Lake Village, Talbot Benton, III and wife, Rebecca, of Little Rock and Catherine Ann Benton Welch and husband, Jim of Hinsdale, Illinois; two brothers, Thomas (Tom) Pugh of Little Rock and Augustus (Bubba) Pugh of Lake Village; 15 grandchildren, Miles Hogan, Allie Hogan, Addison Pugh, Ansley Pugh, Georgia Pugh, Hilary Jabs, Connor Jabs, Wren Jabs, Henry Benton, Annabelle Benton, Hardy and Elliot Welch, Katie and Jonathan Mills and Brad Tackett; two nephews, Thomas Robert Pugh, Jr. of Little Rock and Frank Augustus Pugh of Portland.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Augustus "Gus" and Evelyn Newman Pugh and a brother, Robert Augustus "Buddy" Pugh, Jr., in 1936.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, in the Portland United Methodist Church with Rev. Terrie Lynn Bunnell, Rev. Deborah Head and Dr. Herb Barks officiating. Burial will be in the Portland Cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers are Phillip Privett, Troy Lee Brown, Don Arensman, Gary Morgan, Allen Chandler, Stevie Hammond, George Rutledge and Chris Breshers. Honorary pallbearers are Ken Abington, Porter Rodgers, Jr., George Morgan, Leon Hill, Mike Shaw, Clifford Larrison, Buddy Finkbeiner, Henry Trotter, Jr., Howard Wiechern and John Barrow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Portland United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 400, Portland, AR 71663 or to the Portland Cemetery, P. O. Box 51, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

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