William Hobart "Sonny" Byrd, Jr., 77, of Poyen, Ark., passed away July 23, 2014, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. He was born May 22, 1937, in Malvern, Ark., the son of the late William, Sr. and Nancy Bertha Sheppard Byrd.
Beverly Denice Shepherd of Sheridan, Ark., was born March 14, 1974, in Little Rock, Ark., the daughter of Robert Lee and Delora Jean Walters Shepherd. Beverly died at her home on July 24, 2014, at the age of 40.
Albert M. “Pop” Mathews of Hensley, Ark., was born Dec. 6, 1937, in Little Rock, Ark., the son of the late O.D. and Lochie Mathews.
He was a member of Marlow Missionary Baptist Church and was active with the Senior Adults and sang in the choir. He retired from Pat Salmon and Sons Trucking and was a K-9 MP with the United States Air Force.