Current Obituaries


Current Obituaries

                                  October 2020


Here are the obituaries posted for the current month from information  courtesy of local and area funeral homes and published on their websites. These obituaries will remain here until new ones from the next month are available for posting. After that, they will be transferred to Obituary Archives . If you have an obituary for a person who has connections with someone or some family in the Frankston-Poynor-LaRue area that you want posted to this month and is not currently posted, please let us know by email . Obituaries selected or submitted should follow a format which is essentially consistent with other obituaries posted and follow standard grammatical style. As was the tradition of the Citizen newspaper, obituaries are published at no charge.


(Obituaries listed chronologically by date of death or funeral service.)


Linda Ann Parker

Linda Ann Parker was born in Grand Prairie on Oct. 1, 1946 to J.W. and Ellen (Oliver) Parker. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Robert Lee Parker. 

She is survived by her two children, Kimberly Oliver and Craig Barton and wife Stephanie; six grandchildren: Sean Harlan, Jered Harlan, Ciera Barton, Lewis Barton and wife Kacie, Brianna Barton and fiancé Steven Dorsey, Collin Barton and his promised girlfriend Haylie Dixon; two great-grandchildren, Brock Harlan and McKenslie Barton.

Linda was a longtime resident of LaRue where she resided on what the family lovingly calls Parker Hill Ranch. She retired from Henderson County Tax Assessor and Collector’s Office and worked for A1 Insurance for many years. Linda was loved by many and left her mark of love on many. She was always the life of the party and her laughter was contagious. Linda never met a stranger.

Services will be held at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Visitation will start at noon followed with services at 1 p.m. The services will also be held on Facebook Live, for those not able to attend. Kimberly Oliver, daughter, will be officiating the service. Jered Harlan and Stephanie Barton will be providing the music. All family and friends are invited to attend this Celebration of Linda’s Life. It is kindly requested that all visitors wear a mask in light of our current COVID.


Preston L. Dunn Sr.

Preston L. Dunn Sr. of Elizabeth, AR, born Jan. 17, 1937 to Hurshell and Ophelia “Teagie” (Perry) Dunn, entered eternal life Oct. 17, 2020. He was 83 years old. 

A graveside service is scheduled for Preston at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 at Wofford Cemetery in Frankston. David Martin will officiate.

Local residents remember that Mr. Dunn spent some of his early years in Frankston and attended Frankston Schools.

Preston was a member of Oak Valley Baptist Church in Elizabeth, AR. He was a beloved teacher and Principal for 32 years throughout the State of Texas until his retirement in 1995.

From then on, he could be found tending to his land, cows, and chickens or enjoying sitting on his porch in Arkansas. Mr. Dunn enjoyed reading his Bible and was a thinker who wasn’t afraid to express himself.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Dwayne L. Dunn; sisters, Barbara Morrison (Butch) and Carolyn Horton; and niece, Ruth Ann Horton.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 64 years, Bertha Dunn of Elizabeth, AR; son, Preston Dunn Jr. (Dorothy) of Blytheville, AR; daughter, Sabrina Waltemeyer (Jeff) of Elizabeth, AR. His siblings are sister, Betty McLeod (Jerry) of Augusta, TX and brother, Allie Dunn (Brenda) of Augusta, TX. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Joe Huff, Kimberly Alloway (Nathan), Preston L. Dunn III, Angela Dunn, Leslie Dunn, Matthew Dunn, Crystal Stallings, Audrey Williams, Brenda Mancia and Ray Medina; 10 great-grandchildren, Aiden, Asher and Auston Alloway, Adrian Dunn, Zach, Hunter and Caleb Stallings, Callie, Wesley and Christian Williams; and many nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Wayne McLeod, Michael McLeod, Stephen McLeod, Lee Horton, William Morrison, Preston L. Dunn III and Joe Huff.

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