Catherine Lucille Smith

Catherine Lucille Smith, 82 of Camden died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. She was born April 6, 1938 in Warren, Arkansas. She was retired owner/operator of Smith Hotel in Hampton and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Hampton. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Franklin and Lena Mae Johnson; and husband, Travis Smith. She is survived by one son, Mark E. (Angie) Smith of Bismarck; one daughter, Debbie (Ricky) Murphy of Spearsville, LA; one sister, Sally Kelly of Hampton; five grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Graveside services will be 10:00 am Friday at Pickett Cemetery near Hampton with Rev. Mike Nutt officiating. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit

John George Bradford

John George Bradford

John George Bradford, 82 of Fordyce died Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Dallas County Medical Center. He was born June 6, 1937 in Warren, Arkansas to the late John Lawerence Bradford and Eva Mae Herring Bradford.

Agnes L. Newton

Agnes L. Newton, 92, of Hampton died Wednesday, May 6th 2020 at the Belle View Nursing and Rehab Center in Monticello. Born February 17, 1928 in Calhoun County, she was daughter of the late Thomas E. and Mattie Hines Little. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hampton and a retired teacher’s aid from the Hampton School District.


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Hampton, AR 71744

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