Obituaries March.24


Justin Martin

Justin Taylor Martin, 37, of Camden passed away Thursday, March 23, 2023 in Little Rock, AR.

Justin was born August 7, 1985 to Ricky Martin and Lora Coon in Camden, AR. He was a roofer for over 16 years and enjoyed fishing.

Mr. Martin is survived by his parents, Ricky (Cindy) Martin of Hope and Roni (Dennis) Richardson of Camden; maternal grandparents, Jimmy and Juanelle Coon of Camden; paternal grandparents, Dale and Shirley Martin of Cale; son, Justin Taylor Martin, Jr. "JT" of Marysville, AR; daughters, Isabella and Heaven Martin; brother, Michael (Tiffany) Lewis of Hope; sisters, Jessica Davis of Camden, Brandi Richardson of Hope, Katherine (Brandon) Boswell of Taylor, Makanna (Dakota) Palmore of Perrytown; aunts, Jamie (Scott "Uncle Buck") Jones of Hampton, Sharon (Larry) Williams of Cale, Shelia Purtle of Cale; uncles, Jay (Kathy) Coon of Centerton, Danny (Jeanette) Martin of Laneburg, Robert (Tina)Martin of Okolona, Rodney Martin of Rosston; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to Union Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled 2:00-4:00pm Sunday, March 26, 2023 at HerndonFuqua Funeral Home in Hope.

Funeral Service will be 10:00am Monday, March 27, 2023 at Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home in Hope.

Interment to follow at Union Cemetery in Bodcaw, under the direction of Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Homes-Hope.

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John Rhodes

John Edward Rhodes, age 78 of Bearden, Arkansas passed away Friday, March 24, 2023 at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden, Arkansas. He was born July 22, 1944 in Crossett, Arkansas to Elvin and Iona Rhodes. John was a retired construction engineer, a member of Eagle Mills Baptist Church, and a Navy veteran.

John is preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Kenneth Savage; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Carolyn Jennings; and two granddaughters, Megan Sellers and Candace Quarles.

John is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carolyn Rhodes of Bearden; daughters, Kay (Scotty) Butler of Bearden, Karen (Gregg) Allen of Monroe, LA, Katherine (Wayne) Pennington of Camden, and Kim Sellers of Camden; sister, Jean Walters of El Dorado; thirteen grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday 10:00 am until 11:00 am at Eagle Mills Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 11:00 am at Eagle Mills Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Morgan and Rev. Jody Tillery officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit

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