Carl Stephens

Carl Glen Stephens, 86, of Springdale, died October 10, 2019. He was born August 19, 1933, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to the late Opal Guess Stephens and the late Jesse Stephens.

Carl retired from Southwestern Electric Power Company (“SWEPCO”) after 35 years and served for 10 years with the Fayetteville Fire Department. He was a Korean War veteran and a graduate of University High School in Fayetteville. Carl was a faithful Christian and long-time deacon at Immanuel Baptist Church and later at Sang Avenue Baptist Church, both in Fayetteville.

He was a lifelong fan of all Arkansas Razorbacks sports and St. Louis Cardinals baseball. He shared many stories about growing up with his brother and sister in Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas, and about spending time at his grandparents’ homes in the Durham and Prairie Grove areas. Carl loved to read and fish and seldom met a stranger. He loved his family and friends and showed that by his kindness and servant’s heart.

Carl was preceded in death by his sister, Corinne Lewis; brother-in-law, Tryon Lewis; brother, Frank Stephens; and sister-in-law Billie Sue Stephens, all of Fayetteville.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Janelle Phillips Stephens of Springdale; daughter, Monte Stephens Frankenfield of Nashville, TN; son, Neal Stephens and daughter-in-law, Kim Stephens of White Hall; and daughter, Jan Stephens Hill of Springdale. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Rebecca Stephens Lambert (Cody) of Bryant; Rachel Stephens Acosta (Michael) of East End; Noah Stephens (Kimmy) of Conway; Claire Frankenfield of Dallas, TX; William Frankenfield of Nashville, TN; Emma Hill of Conway; and Grayson Hill of Springdale; and by many loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11 a.m., at Sang Avenue Baptist Church, 1425 N. Sang Avenue, Fayetteville. Visitation with the family from 10–11 will precede the service. Private burial will be in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial to Sang Avenue Baptist Church, your church or favorite charity. To sign the online guest book visit

John Harrell

John Henry Harrell, age 53 of Argyle, TX, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at the Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Grapevine, TX.

He was born April 25, 1966 in Fordyce, AR. He was a graduate of Rison High School in Rison, AR and Southeast Arkansas Junior College in Pine Bluff, AR. He was an electrician and a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Grand Prairie, TX.

He loved spending time with family, going to concerts, and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. His job with the Union recently allowed him to travel to Virginia, Georgia, and Alabama where he met many friends and coworkers from various states.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Angela Finley Harrell of Pine Bluff, AR; his father, Bilbo Harrell of Rison, AR; two brothers, Willie Harrell of Rison, AR and Ray Harrell of Canton, MS; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Harrell of Morton, MS and Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Francis of Rison, AR.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy Ellison Harrell of Argyle, TX; his mother, Mary Lee Harrell of Star City, AR; four sons, Jonathan Harrell (Samantha) of Pine Bluff, AR, Dalton Harrell of Argyle, TX, and Trent Frye and Spencer Frye of Rison, AR; two daughters, Shelby York and Madison York of Argyle, TX; one brother, Joe Harrell (Pam) of Star City, AR; two sisters, Diane Harrell Wingate of Richland, MS and Susie Harrell Anderson of Sheridan, AR; four grandchildren, two nephews, six nieces and several great nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held to honor John’s life at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Hestand’s Stadium in Pine Bluff, AR. Arrangements by Dalton & Son Funeral and Memorial Home in Lewisville, TX.

Jon Hood

Jon Edwin Hood, 67, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, October 10, 2019 at home.

He was born April 26, 1952 in Pine Bluff, son of Wendell and Jessie Neal Hood. Jon was reared and received his early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School.

He was a master craftsman who owned and operated Hood Furniture for 10 years before specializing in restoration and construction.

Jon enjoyed being on the water with family and friends, was an avid bowler, and was always game for poker night.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Peggie Coats and Bettye Howsen; and grandchild, Emmarie Layne Wilson.

Survivors include two sons, Chris Hood and Jay Hood, both of Pine Bluff; two daughters, Lee Ann Hood Dean of Pine Bluff and Cecelia Marie Hood of El Dorado; mothers of his children, Janet Coyle and Susan Hood Richards; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son. Interment will be private. Visitation will be Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time at Robinson’s. Online register:

Eddie Marshall

Eddie C. Marshall, 59, of Pine Bluff passed October 14, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be later announced later by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary.

Leroy Holmes

Mr. Leroy Holmes 61, of McGehee, Arkansas, passed Friday, October 11, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.