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To remember our members and fellow surveyors who have passed....

Roy H. Black
Roy Harold Black, born September 22, 1947 went to be with his Heavenly Father on February 9, 2019. He was 71 years old. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold (Sandy) Black, mother, Susie Fisher Brakefield and her husband, Rudolph Brakefield. Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Ella Black, his children Greg and wife Angie Black, Jeff and wife Samantha Black, his beloved grandchildren, Addison Black, Haley Black, Bethany Black, Olivia Black, and Andy Black, his siblings, Betty Boling and her husband John, Nancy Booth and her husband Lance and Johnny Black along with several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

After graduating from Mount Ida High School, Roy attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR then enlisted in the Army serving in the Vietnam War. He married Ella on October 9, 1970 and soon began his 35 year career with Weyerhaeuser where he worked as a land surveyor. After retiring in 2005, he started his own surveying business helping develop many properties in the surrounding communities. Eventually, he retired from surveying for good to become a full time cattle farmer where he enjoyed the daily task of managing his cattle herd.

Roy and Ella attended church at Faith Tabernacle in Mount Ida where he loved the fellowship and always bragged on the singing. His spare time was spent hunting and fishing with his children and close friends Sam Amerson and Ronnie Mayberry. Most of all he enjoyed spending time on the farm with his grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Faith Tabernacle in Mount Ida, AR, on February 12, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. The funeral will be at Faith Tabernacle on February 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Bro. Don Vaughn and Bro. Don Jones will be officiating the service. Pallbearers are, Rodney Standridge, Bill Jones, Sam Amerson, Tom Goodner, Mike Ayers, and Jimmy Smith. Honorary Pallbearers are Ronnie Mayberry, Dink Davis, Jon Alan Standridge, Bill Hughbanks and Olen Wilson. Burial will be held at Stanley-Standridge cemetery following service at the church. Services under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home in Mount Ida, AR. Guest register at


Obituary for Charles Nickels

Charles Nickels, age 77, of Arkadelphia, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016 at his home. He was born in Arkadelphia on February 27, 1939 to the late Walter and Estelle Nickels. He was a member of Hollywood United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Rita; two sons, Walt of Little Rock, AR. and Eric of Warren, AR.; a sister , Carolyn McAnally of Arkadelphia; a brother-in-law, Keith Rinehart (JoAnne) of Hot Springs Village; a sister-in-law, Margie Davis; several nieces and nephews and his great horseback riding buddy, John Cummings. He was preceded in death by two brother-in-laws, Johnny McAnally and Phil Davis. 

Charles graduated from Arkadelphia High School in 1956, served in the U. S, Army in Germany, was a registered land surveyor and retired from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers after thirty-seven years of service. 

He enjoyed reading, gardening, being outdoors and was passionate about horseback riding. He was also an avid Razorback fan.

A celebration of his life will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, August 17th at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home with Rev. Lloyd Perry officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family expresses special thanks to the staff of the Multiple Myeloma Institute at UAMS and to the staff at Arkansas Hematology/Oncology in Little Rock. They also urge the donation of blood and blood products. 

Memorials may be made to Hollywood United Methodist Church,1726 Hwy. 26 W. Arkadelphia, AR. 71923.



Obituary for Aaron Newman

The funeral information is Moores Funeral Chapel on the right side you will see Aarons picture and pick on link or I have the direct link below.

Service Schedule


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Tuesday, August 9, 2016
First Church of Nazarene
2857 North Old Missouri Road Fayetteville , AR, Washington 72703
Click Here view a map.

Funeral Service

10:00 AM, Wednesday, August 10, 2016
First Church of Nazarene
2857 North Old Missouri Road Fayetteville, AR, Washington 72703
Click Here view a map.

Below is some information Robert Martin was able to find on a fund for Aaron's children.:

Robert: I was able to reach the bank today where his wife Renee setup an educational fund in the boys names instead of sending flowers. The boys names are Dakota Chase Newman and Dalton Wayne Newman. Please read below.

If you direct individuals wishing to contribute to send checks payable to the boys full names and include “educational fund” on the memo line, we will get them to the right place.

You can send them to this branch address:
Arvest Bank
Attn: Chris Guinn, Branch Sales Manager
1627 E Joyce Blvd
Fayetteville, AR 72703



Obituary for Jerry Taylor

Mr. Taylor was very helpful to ASPS in his career as a legislator.  He helped ASPS to get the below referenced acts passed.

Jerry Wayne Taylor, 78, of Benton, Ark., formerly of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016. Jerry had an incurable rare disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).

He was born Oct. 9, 1937 at Rison, Ark. to Jewell and Gertrude Hall Taylor. Jerry was an active member of Hurricane Lake Baptist Church in Bryant, Ark. He loved and was loved by his Sunday School class and his church friends.

Jerry graduated in 1955 from Rison High School. In 1961, he served in the United States Army. Early in his career, he worked in heavy construction; working for several companies, organizations and projects. These included the Arkansas Highway Department, International Paper, Millwood Dam, Lock and Dams, and Highway 79 Bridge on the Arkansas River. He was also roving engineer on all 18 Titan II Missile Bases while at Midland Construction. In addition, he owned Taylor Realty and Taylor Surveying Company in Pine Bluff.

He was also involved in politics for 32 years. He found joy in serving others. Jerry served as Pine Bluff City Councilman for 12 years, Pine Bluff mayor for eight years, Arkansas State Representative for four years, and State Senator for eight years where he was Assistant Pro Tempore. He retired in Dec. 2012, never having lost a race.

Jerry enjoyed many pastimes and especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing. After retirement, he joined a fitness center where he and friends played chair volleyball, followed by lunch together. Of all the blessings in Jerry and Linda's life together, they treasure that of their two children, their three grandchildren and their son-in-law, and the joy that all have accepted Christ as their Savior.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, four year old Jewell Dean Taylor of Rison and Inez Greenlee (Franklin) of White Hall; and brothers, James (Ida) Taylor of Rison and Wiley (Celia) of Rison.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Linda Moore Taylor; his daughter, Pam DePriest and her husband, Don DePriest of Morrilton; his son, Kelly Taylor of White Hall; three grandchildren: Josh DePriest of Edwards, Colo., Amber DePriest of Benton, and Hanna Kelli Taylor of White Hall; brothers: Bobby and wife, Barbara Taylor of Atlanta, Texas, Ben and wife, Cookie Taylor of White Hall, Tom and wife, Janice Taylor of Benton; one sister, Betty Pinckard and husband, Ellis of Pine Bluff; as well as many nieces and nephews and friends are left to mourn his loss.

Brother Benny Grant and Brother Clarence Shell will officiate the service. Pallbearers are Tommy Taylor, Scott Pinckard, Corey Taylor, Paul Taylor, Robert Mitchell, Wes Russell, Frank Wilson, Floyd Keene, Tom Bradford, Charlie Cole, Jim Hill, David Davis, Chuck Taylor, and Travis Creed.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. at Watson Chapel Baptist Church, 5514 Pinnacle Lane, Pine Bluff, Ark. with funeral following at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Wilson Cemetery in Rison, Ark. by Ralph Robinson and Son (online register:

Memorials may be made to CurePSP, 30 East Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093 or their


Obituary for George West

George Meredith West of North Little Rock died January 3, 2016. He was born in Liberal, Kansas February 16, 1934 to the late C.E. (Edward) and Wynona Pearl Meredith West.
His parents and a brother, James Nelson (J.N.) West and nephew, Jonathan West preceded him in death.

He graduated from North Little Rock High School in 1952, attended college at Arkansas Tech, Russellville and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was a member of the Alpha Zeta Chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
George was a Baptist by faith and had been a member of Levy Baptist Church since 1943 and served as a Sunday School Teacher, a Deacon for 30 years and a Trustee for more than 20 years.

He was a veteran of the United States Army, attending the Engineer School at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, serving with the 48th Engineers at Ft. Sheridan, Illinois and the 30th Engineering Topographic Surveying Battalion, Presidio of San Francisco, California, including one year temporary duty in Iran as a Topographic Surveyor.

He was a Professional Surveyor, being the owner of West Surveying in Jacksonville, Arkansas for 28 years prior to serving 13 years with the Surveys Division of the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, before retiring in 2005. He was a Life Member of the Arkansas Society of Professional Surveyors, having served in various capacities, including its eleventh president (1978-1979).

George is survived by his wife of 51 years, Brenda Joy Sutton West of North Little Rock; his son, George Sutton West, his wife Mary Ester Floyd West, their Daughters, Mary Charles West and Anna Kathleen West of North Little Rock, his son, Keith Meredith West, his wife Melissa Renee Weeks West, their daughter Meredith Renee West and son, Mathew Sutton West of Sherwood. He is also survived by a sister, Edwyna Nanette West McCoy, a brother, Norvell Edward West and sister-in–law, Linda Fay Lverett West, sister-in-law, Jane Slaughter West; nephews and nieces, Chris Edward West, George Stanfield West, Wynona Ann McCoy Cloud, Jean Marie McCoy Keel, Amanda McCoy Johnson, Jeffery Nelson West.
Memorials may be made to Levy Baptist Church, 3501 Pike Avenue, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 am Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 at Levy Baptist Church. Burial will be in Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday at Smith – North Little Rock Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Smith-North Little Rock Funeral Home. Online obituary at



Clifton Stark, PS 
(May 14, 1959 - December 17, 2013) OBITUARY
Clifton Wade Stark, age 54, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Born in Heber Springs on May 14, 1959, he was the son of Earnest and Ruby (Smith) Stark.

A lifetime resident of Heber Springs, Clifton worked as a land surveyor for many years and retired from many years of service from Heber Springs Fire Department. He was married to Peggy Sartain on September 12, 1981. Clifton enjoyed hunting, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. He was a charter member of the Heber Springs Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, worked with children in the Awana program, and was a Sunday School teacher. Clifton will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor, love for his family and many friends, but most importantly his faith in Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Peggy Stark of Heber Springs; two sons, Seth Andrew Stark and wife, Amanda, of Wake Forest, North Carolina, and Bradley Parker Stark and fiancee, Holly Williams, of Addison, Texas; his parents, Earnest and Ruby Stark of Heber Springs; two sisters, Pam Nipper and husband, Gary, of Edgemont; and Stephanie Kendrick and husband, Kenny, of Mtn. View; five nephews, Nathan, Daniel, and Luke Nipper and Peyton and Kollin Kendrick; 5 great-nieces and 3 great-nephews. Clifton is also survived by other family members and his many friends.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 19, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Heber Springs Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 20, at 2:30 p.m. at the Heber Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Love officiating. Interment will follow in Cleburne County Memorial Gardens. Nathan Nipper, Daniel Nipper, Luke Nipper, Kenny Sanders, Sheldon Woodson, and R. D. Wilkinson will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Southern Baptist Convention Lottie Moon Christmas Offering through Heber Springs Baptist Church.

Arrangements: Olmstead Funeral Home.



Conrad Pennington

Mr. Conrad Pennington passed away on Monday, December 9, 2013. His home address is: 285 Ashley Road 435, Crossett, AR  71635.  Mr. Pennington was buried December 12, 2013 at Mt. Pleasant Freewill Baptist Church in Milo, AR at 10:00 AM.  Conrad became a registered Professional Land Surveyor on March 7, 1968.



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