Horace Eugene High
Horace Eugene High, 93, of Topeka, Kansas, formerly of Bastrop, LA, died Friday, May 15, 2015, at the St. Francis Health Center in Topeka. He was born June 11, 1921, in Fountain Hill and graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1940. He was a World War II veteran and fought in The Battle of the Bulge. After the war he graduated from Arkansas A & M College, now UAM-Monticello in 1954 and taught school for 42 years, retiring in 1988 in Bastrop. He was a member of Cherry Ridge Baptist Church in Bastrop.
He is survived by two children, Judy High Diffley and John Edward High and wife Elaine Richard High; one granddaughter, Allison High Clemons; and a grandson-in-law, Gregory Ross Clemons. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Lucille Allison High; a son-in-law, Gary Diffley; his parents, Ed and Hattie Gifford High; and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were planned for 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Burial will be at the Flat Creek Cemetery in Fountain Hill. Memorials may be mailed to Northside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 3, Monticello, Arkansas 71655. Attn: Aundrey Paschall - Horace High Memorial. Online guest book at www.stephensondearman.com.
Jacen Phillip McClain
Jacen Phillip McClain, two months, of Crossett died on Saturday, May 9, 2015. He was born on March 9, 2015, to Justin Todd and Jessica Elaine Risher McClain of Crossett.
He is survived by his maternal grandparents, Phillip Randy Risher and Donna of Minden, LA, and Caryl Lynn Thurmon of El Dorado; his maternal great-grandmother, Myrris Risher of Village; his paternal grandfather, Todd Glen McClain and Alice Smith of Crossett; his paternal grandmother, Debra Kay Church and Billy of Clute, TX; his brother, Anakin Todd McClain of Crossett; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, at Zion Methodist Church in Milo with Bros. Doyce Whitten and Toby Austin officiating. Burial followed at the Zion Methodist Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Online guest book at www.jones service.com.
Sheila Mills McNeice
Sheila Anne Mills McNeice, 64, of Crossett died on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. Born on December 29, 1950, to Leland Obie and Sally Palesteene Mills, she was a Baptist and a former resident of Lake Village. Her hobbies and talents included quilting, jewelry making, embroidery work, gardening and fishing. She worked many years as an LPN after graduating from the Forest Echoes Vocational School and was a member of the Arkansas Nurses Association.
She is survived by one son, Robert McNeice and wife Shannon of Lake Village; two grandsons, Robert Peyten McNeice of Crossett and Garrett Destin McNeice of Lake Village; one granddaughter, Briannon Desirea McNeice of Lake Village; one great-grandson, Kyle Nash McNeice of Crossett; one brother, E.O. Mills of Crossett; one sister, Morene Hisaw of Lake Village; and a host of other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, A. J. Mills and Wallace Ray Mills.
Her wishes were that she be cremated and cremated remains buried at Antioch Cemetery.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 15, at Medders Funeral Home chapel in North Crossett with Bro. Bobby Franklin officiating. Guest book at www.meddersfuneralhome.com.