Death Notices

Randall Lee Robinson
November 03, 1946 – August 08, 2021

robinsonMr. Randy Robinson died Sunday, August 8, 2021 after a sudden and brief illness. Mr. Robinson was a home loving individual after his retirement from the paper mill but enjoyed fishing and spending time at the lake. He was a hunter and took pride in his yearly garden and the produce that grew there. He truly loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and following the death of his wife they had become the focal point of his life and a source of great joy.

Funeral services will be held 10:00am Wednesday, August 11 in the Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Bill Staples officiating. Interment will follow at the Danville Cemetery where he will rest next to his late wife Brenda.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Linda Horn & Tim, Todd Robinson, Scott Robinson & Amanda; grandchildren, Aleisha Horton, Tasha Horton, Jacob Horn, Evan Johns, Jason Robinson; great-grandchildren, Hunter Elkins, Dakota Knox, Dallas Knox, Makenley Ray, Jalin Horn, Jacob Horn, Jr, and Jamian Horn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Robinson; parents, John Bunyan Robinson, Jr & Pearl Mae (Harper) Robinson.

Erma Clarice (Compton) Williams
August 25, 1926 – August 07, 2021

williamsMrs. Erma Clarice Williams made her transition to her Heavenly home on August 7, 2021 completing a lengthy and bountiful journey here on earth. Mrs. Williams was a kind, loving mother who placed her love for all of her family as her top priority. She enjoyed fishing when she was able and having lengthy conversations on the telephone. She was a long-time member of the Eastern Star and still maintained her dues for these many years. Her greatest pleasure was in having the family gatherings and even though she wasn’t an avid cook she loved to prepare food for these gatherings. When the grandchildren were young she loved to have them and their friends over to her house for slumber parties. Her grandchildren called her mam-maw or nanny and the visiting children used those names in speaking to her. She loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, first and loved to attend the Methodist Church. She loved her family, her family loved her and she will be greatly missed.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Sidney Brittain Simms & Kay and Barbara Johns & Donald; grandchildren, Blaine Simms & Mary Helen, Dondie Martynov & Sergey, Sara Margaret Locke Humphrey & Jeffrey, Wesley Johns, Brandy Roberson & Lucas, Sydney Clarice Hughes & Jim; great-grandchildren, Graham Locke, Andrew Locke, Mary Emma Simms, Anna Clarice Hughes, Lakyn Roberson, Dawson Roberson; brother, Arliss Compton; sister-in-law, Joyce Jones

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at the Edmonds Chapel in Jonesboro with Brother Bill Staples officiating. Interment followed in the Zion Rest Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Honoring Mrs. Williams by serving as pallbearers was Jeffrey Humphrey, Blaine Simms, Billy Simms, Ruben Compton, Ronnie Compton and Tommy Johns.

Bro. Ronny Bledsoe, Sr.
October 28, 1952 – August 06, 2021

bledsoeBro. William Ronald “Ronny” Bledsoe, Sr., age 68 of Coushatta, went to his Lord and Savior’s side when he called on Friday, August 6, 2021. He was an ordained minister who loved and lived for the Lord. His favorite Bible verse was 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (KJV). He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping and liked going when he could. He loved his family dearly and they were his heart, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Those left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife, Louise Bledsoe; sons, Donnie Bledsoe, William R. “Ron” Bledsoe, Jr., Billy P. Bledsoe; grandchildren, Heather Isenberg, Ali Bledsoe, Zach Bledsoe, Shannon Bledsoe, Austin Bledsoe; special grandchildren, William Scott Wood, Lincoln Michael Wood; great grandchildren, Drake Isenberg, Sawyer Bledsoe, Emberly Ross, Mattie Aton, and one on the way; niece, Mitzi McGowan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Rex and Mattie Lois (Ward) Bledsoe; sister, Janell McGowan; nephew, Michael McGowan.

A graveside service was held on Monday, August 9, 2021 in Bethany Cemetery, near Coushatta, at 11:00a.m. with Bro. Olan McLaren officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Serving the family as pallbearers was Todd Modisette, Austin Bledsoe, Matthew Aton, Doyle Barrett, Josh Phillips, Zach Bledsoe, John Pinckard. Honorary pallbearers wereJerry Hamilton, Zach Wood, David Bamburg, Chase Corely, Jonathon Pinckard.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations to his funeral fund be made to Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home to help with the sudden funeral expenses.

Sandra Faye Huckaby
January 23, 1951 – August 04, 2021

huckabySandra Huckaby was born on January 23, 1951 in Weatherford, Texas. She gained her angel wings on August 4, 2021. She is survived by her children, Michelle Kelley & Keith and Susan Lowe & Todd; grandchildren, Klint Kelley, Katelin Norman, Sandi Lowe, Dakota Kelley, Summer Lowe, Amber Dunn and Todd Lowe, Jr; great grandchildren, Hayden Norman, Layla Kelley, Brayleigh Norman, Lizzie Gray, Danlie Owecki, Welslyn Lowe and Samuel Owecki; siblings, Ruby Farr, Carolyn Stuckey, Rose Mary, Pete Jackson & Reba and John Jackson, Jr; sister-in-law Hellen Cook; brother-in-law, Tony Huckaby; a whole host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, George “Mike” Huckaby; parents, Ruby Roden and John Jackson; siblings, Glenn Cook, Larry Cook and Edith Huckaby.

A memorial service to honor Sandra will be held at a later date.

John Robert Dingler
November 28, 1947 – August 03, 2021

dinglerJohn Robert Dingler, age 73 of Quitman, passed through the Heavenly gates on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. He served his country proudly in the United States Army. Mr. John was a great outdoors man. He thoroughly enjoyed outdoor activities such as deer hunting and duck hunting. He also liked to fish and to go noodling. When he wasn’t hunting or fishing you might find him sitting on his front porch watching the hummingbirds feed. John made fur-ever friends with many of the neighborhood dogs and he always made sure he had some ham to treat them with when any of them would come for a visit. He loved and treasured his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Duane Hostetler and Sheila, Angela Cheatwood and Jason, Tina Rollinson, Randy Dingler and Amanda, Patricia Burney and Larry; grandchildren, Trey, Perry and Sierra Hostetler, Farrah Sullivan, Makayla Cheatwood, Ricky, Casey and Jonathan Brouillette, Alex Newman, Hannah and Paisley Dingler, Madyson, Elysia, Ethan and Trinity Burney; 5 great grandchildren; sister, April Powell; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Dylan Dingler; father, Edward Robert Dingler; mother, Jacqualine Lea (Meyer) Butler; step-father, Clayton Butler; siblings, Bill Dingler, Sally Dingler, Bobby Dingler, Martha Dingler, Jackie Henderson.

A graveside service was held on Thursday, August 5, 2021 in Old Saline Cemetery at 10:00a.m. with Pastor Sandra Sanford officiating. Burial followed in the cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home. Serving the family as pallbearers were Randy Dingler, Ricky Brouillette, Jonathan Brouillette, Tanner Colbert, Larry Burney.


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