Clyde Hamilton Sites was born July 23, 1925 in Sheridan, Ark. He was the son of William Hamilton Sites and Cora Blanche Knowles Sites. Clyde was an avid farmer and rancher in Altheimer, Ark. until his retirement when he moved to Sheridan to enjoy his cattle farm.
Clyde was a proud veteran who served in the navy during World War II and the army during the Korean Conflict.
After the war Clyde attended the University of Arkansas and graduated with a degree in agriculture. While in school he was a member of Alpha Zeta and Gamma Sigma Delta honor societies. After graduation in 1957 Clyde joined the farm management team for Elms Planting Company at Altheimer and embarked on a 45 year agricultural career. In 1986 he was recognized as Jefferson County Farm Family of the Year. In 2004 his legacy was honored with the establishment of the Clyde H. Sites Endowed Professorship In International Crop Physiology by his alma mater, the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
Clyde was very active in his community, especially his church. He was an active member of the Altheimer Methodist Church, where he served on many committees, as well as singing in the choir with his wife.
Clyde was a member of the Altheimer School Board for 26 years, and also served on many other boards and community service organizations.
Clyde was a dedicated and loving husband, father, and grandad, and his family was one of his highest priorities.
Clyde was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Joyce Elizabeth Ashley Sites. He was the proud father of 6 children: daughter Pam (Butch) Thompson of Sheridan; sons Steve (Marilyn) Sites and Pat Sites of Sheridan, David (Marcie) Sites of Stuttgart, Jerry (Joy) Sites of Beebe, and Terry (Michele) Sites of Manhattan, Kan. He loved his 13 grandchildren, Kristy George, Cindy Howard, Butch Thompson, Jr., Matthew Sites, Aaron Sites, Andrea Baker, Amy Landers, Andy Sites, Ashley Goodwin, Allison Sites, Alan Sites, Austin Sites, Jacey Sites; 19 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
Funeral services will be 10 am Saturday, July 29, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Sheridan with Rev. Daniel Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial will follow at Sheridan Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, July 28, 2017 from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 357, Sheridan, Arkansas 72150.
Words cannot express how much he will be missed by his family and friends.
Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan (870)942-1306, To sign the online guestbook, www.memorialgardenssheridan.com
STAR CITY - Mrs. Eloise Dailey, 65 ,of Star City, Ark. passed Thursday, July 20, 2017.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Friday, July 28, 2017, at St. Ollie Baptist Church, Star City, Ark. by Rev. Melvin Harrison. Interment will be in St. Stephens Cemetery, Cornerville, Ark. by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
Her body will lie in-state Friday, 10:15 a.m., until service.
Visitation will be Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m., at St. Ollie Church.
MCGEHEE - Mr. Dennis Watkins, 55, of McGehee, Ark. passed July 25, 2017. Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home of Dumas.
CHICAGO, ILL. - Mario Robinson
Mr. Mario Robinson, 43, of Chicago, Ill. passed July 18, 2017. Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home.
Hazel L. Ayers Divine, 74, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, July 20, 2017 at her home.
Hazel was born on August 2, 1942 to the late Clarence L. and Lillie Mae Danks Ayers in Stuttgart, Ark.
She was raised and attended school in Stuttgart.
Hazel moved to Pine Bluff in her later life and retired from Receivable Management Company (RMC).
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray Divine; two brothers Clarence Jr. and Charles Ayers.
Hazel is survived by her son, Randy Hill (Kimberly) of Aurora Colo.; nephews, Dwayne Ayers (Katye) of Pine Bluff and Larry Ayers of Stuttgart; nieces, Cathy Edens (Leon) of Casscoe, and Carla Garrison of Stuttgart; two grandchildren, Tyler and Katie.
Funeral services will be held at Ralph Robinson and Son on Friday July 28, 2017 at 2pm with Reverend B.J. Johnson officiating.
Interment will be private.
Online condolences: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com
Mr. Matthew Henry, 74, of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was born in Rison, Ark.
to the late Isaiah and Inez (Beasley) Henry.
He was the first African-American CPA in Arkansas and owned Matthew Henry, CPA.
He leaves to cherish his memories, son, Rev. Jermon Henry of North Little Rock; Three daughters,
Marian Nelson of Memphis, Tenn., Dr. Candace Pace of Hampton, Va., and Dr. Esther Pace of San
Antonio, Texas; Three sisters, Marie Sprinkle Coleman and Mattie Johnson of Pine Bluff, and Christine
Hawkins of Newport News, Va. Seven Grandchildren; Three Great-Grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Brown Funeral Home by Rev. Jermon Henry.
Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
His body will lie in-state Thursday, 9:15 a.m., until service.
Visitation will be Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home.
The Family will be at 311 West Harden Avenue, Pine Bluff, AR 71601.