Death Notices

Nell McDaniel                        November 14, 1932 – September 23, 2020

Mrs. Nell McDaniel, age 87 of Jonesboro, walked through the heavenly gates surrounded by family Wednesday, September 23, 2020.  Mrs. Nell enjoyed hobbies such as baking, painting, embroidering and sewing.  She was a member of Bear Creek Methodist Church in Quitman.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother that will be truly missed.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Marilyn Willis (Vic), Kay Welch (Greg), Teresa Havard, Donna Ponder, Linsey Smith; 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren; sister, Colleen Ponder; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Woodrow Ponder, William McDaniel; son, Billy Paul Ponder; granddaughter, Misty Dawn Culpepper; parents, Burley and Virginia Dora (Neal ) Rieson; 5 brothers, 3 sisters.

A graveside service was held at the Springhill Cemetery near Jonesboro with Reverend Kelly Havard officiating.  Burial followed under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home. Serving the family as pallbearers were be Addison Borland, Logan Willis, Landon Willis, Jared Norsworthy, Slade Havard, Hunter Deese and Kolten Deese.


Ruby Pearl Hampton            July 30, 1935 – September 26, 2020

Ruby Pearl (Sims) Hampton entered life on July 30, 1935 in Gooden Lake, Mississippi and transitioned to her heavenly home on September 26, 2020 at the age of 85.  Mrs. Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Hampton; parents, Thomas Sims and Joe and Mary Green; brothers, J.W. Sims and Jesse Sims.

Mrs. Hampton is survived by her sisters, Dorothy Green, Elaine Osborne and Shirley Dickson; brother, Billy Green and wife Margarette; daughters, Mary Smith and husband Cade, Patricia Maddox and husband Dewayne, Dottie Foster and husband Stan, Leslie Foreman; sons, Cliff Hampton and wife Jill, Travis Hampton and wife Renee, David Hampton and wife Margie.  The legacy of Mrs. Hampton also includes 20 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.  Numerous nieces and nephews have also benefitted from years of love and role modeling from Mrs. Pearl; special family friends, Robbie and Flor Siadek and family

Mrs. Hampton loved her Lord, her family and her church family.  She leaves an ongoing legacy of following the risen Savior with numerous members of her family serving Him as Pastors, Deacons, Music Leaders, Sunday School Teachers, Children’s Activities Support and other roles in churches throughout multiple states.  She served as a caring, guiding hand for children and grandchildren alike while reflecting her belief in God and shining His love to others.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 11:00 am till 1:00 pm at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel services immediately following. Brother Travis Hampton and Brother Stan Foster will officiate.  Mrs. Hampton’s body will rest at the Midway Baptist Cemetery beside her husband, Gene Hampton.  Pallbearers for the ceremony are the ten grandsons of Mrs. Pearl, Chris Roller, Brad Roller, Brian Roller, Cade Smith, Jr., Spencer Foster, Ryan Hampton, Tyler Hampton, Logan Hampton, Dusty Hampton and Seth Foreman. 


George Coleman                   October 13, 1948 – September 17, 2020

Mr. George Coleman went to be with the Lord on September 17th at the age of 61 years old. Viewing was held at the Paradise Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro on September 25th with a graveside service following on September 26th at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.


Claude Dickerson                  March 05, 1941 – September 24, 2020

On September 24th Mr. Claude Dickerson passed away at the age of 79 years old. A public viewing will be held on Friday, October 02, 2020 from 2:00-6:00 pm at the Paradise Funeral Home Chapel located at 700 Pershing Hwy in Jonesboro, LA. Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 03, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the Winnfield Cemetery in Winnfield, LA.

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