Cass County obits May 31, 2017

May 15, 1945 - May 23, 2017
Nan Sharon Tilmon, 72, of Monroe, La., was born on May 15, 1945, in Smackover, Ark., and she returned to God Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She grew up the youngest of 11 children in Norphlet, Ark., where she excelled in horseback riding and basketball. She met and married her husband Ronald Tilmon more than 50 years ago in Little Rock, Ark. Together they raised three sons in Queen City. She lived a long life full of love and never hesitated to give all she could to everyone around her.
She was preceded in death by her twin sons, Ronald and Donald Tilmon; four brothers, Jimmy Dale, Don, Jerry and Richard; and three sisters, Verna, Delores and Shirley.
She is survived by her loving husband, Ronald Tilmon; her devoted sons, John, Paul and Basil; her daughter-in-law, Wendi; her son-in-law, Grant; five grandchildren, Ronni, Sean, Jacob, Sarah and Aiden; her brother, Barney Banks, her sisters, Kay Finch and Kathy New; numerous nieces, nephews; and countless friends who hold her memory dear.
Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Calvary Baptist Church in Monroe with Bro. David Willoughby officiating. Interment was at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at Queen City Cemetery in Queen City under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home of Monroe. She was interred beside her twins.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to MD Anderson Cancer Center,; Gideon International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tenn. 37214-0800; or St. Jude's Children’s Research Hospital. 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. 
An online guestbook is available at
July 24, 1934 - May 1, 2017
Charles Leon Hines, 82, died Monday, May 1, 2017. He was born July 24, 1934, in Atlanta, to Marie and Volney Hines. He grew up in Jefferson, but lived in Big Spring for the last 45 years.
He was preceded in death by a son Mark Hines. 
He is survived by his wife, Carlene Easley Hines; three step-daughters, Stephanie Carpenter of Longview, Candace Grey of Longview and Kimberly Brabbits of Kansas City, Kansas; sister, Jenny Hines Cannon and husband, Melvin; a niece, Sharon Cannon Durmon; and a nephew Brad Cannon all of Atlanta; a daughter, Lauri Hines Timmerman of Wisconsin; and a granddaughter, Sarah Hines Sodeman of California.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. 
He was cremated and his ashes interred at the Texas State Veteran’s Cemetery in Abilene under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory. 
Online condolences may be made at
June 26, 1964 – May 25, 2017
Joni Farmer, 52, of Atlanta died Thursday, May 25, 2017
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. June 3, at her home on County Road 4223 Atlanta. She will be cremated under the direction of Queen City Funeral Home.
Sept. 9, 1938 – May 24, 2017
Finley Hugh Privett, 78, of Atlanta, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Wadley Hospital in Texarkana
Memorial services will be later.
He was cremated under the direction of Queen City Funeral Home. 
May 25, 1951 – May 21, 2017
Jackie Lynn Roberts, 65, of Doddridge, Ark., died Sunday, May 21, 2017, at his residence. 
Memorial services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at Lake Country Baptist Church in Queen City.  He was cremated under the direction of Queen City Funeral Home.
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