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Hershel Hancock

SHERIDAN - Hershel Raymond Hancock of Sheridan, Arkansas was born April 25, 1938 at Alpine, Arkansas (Clark County), the son of the late Winfred A. and Euple Jones Hancock. He served in the United States Army Reserves from 1961-1963, with one of those years active duty at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Hershel was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Sheridan and was retired from International Paper Company where he worked from 1963-1974 and again from 1987-2002. From 1974-1986 he worked for Alcoa. Among his duties was teaching pipefitting fabrication at International Paper Co. and he taught a pipefitting multi-craft cross-training class at Alcoa. You may have noticed a “missing” year in his work timeline between 1986-1987. It wasn’t spent idle. That was the year that Hershel, and his good friend Robert “Yates” Withers, concentrated all their efforts on squirrel hunting. When he wasn’t working, Hershel spent most of his time outdoors, either at the cabin that he and his dad built on the old homeplace at Alpine, or at his 4-wheeler riding retreat at Limestone. He enjoyed hunting at home in Arkansas, and made trips to Colorado elk hunting and deer hunting in Illinois. When he absolutely had to stay inside, he liked to read and work Soduku puzzles. He had a memorable smile, a quick wit and always had a comeback. With all of that mentioned, the greatest joy in his life was definitely his family. He made so many lifelong memories with Margaret and his kids and grandkids. Hershel was tenacious and there isn’t much that he wouldn’t tackle head-on. His faith in God was the most important thing in his life and he is having a great reunion in Heaven today.

Edgar Hyde

Edgar Lee Hyde, age 95, of Pine Bluff, died SAturday, April 4, 2015. Born March 16, 1920 in Hardin community, he was a son of the later Oscar Harrison Hyde and Etta MAe Owen Hyde. He graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1939.

Margaret Haymond

RISON - Margaret Calaway Haymond, 85, died April 4, 2015. Mrs. Haymond was born December 24, 1929 in Rison, a daughter of the late J. W. Calaway and Bess Randleman Calaway.

Hermine Hicom

Mr. Hermine Hicom, 28, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away March 31, 2015 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her funeral service will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.

Mary Anderson

Mrs. Mary Anderson, 89, of Dallas, Texas formerly of Pine Bluff passed April 5, 2015. Funeral arramgement will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

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Ray Ederington

BRADENTON, FLORIDA - Ray Henry Ederington, age 92, of Bradenton, Fla. (formerly of Warren, Ark.), died Friday March 20, 2015. Born October 10, 1922 in Warren, Ark., a son of the late Vester Vance Ederington and Ophie Helen Whitaker Ederington. He was a retired construction worker and the widower of Lois “Cricket” Parker Ederington.