Derwin Ray Curtis

Derwin Ray Curtis, 54, of Monticello died Friday, June 21, 2013, at his home. 

He was born August 5, 1958, in Drew County.

He was a heavy equipment operator for Prattsfield Farms and also worked for Georgia Pacific for 25 years. He was a Baptist and was preceded in death by his father, Glifford Lester Curtis.

Survivors include his wife, Mable Smith, of Monticello; one son, Clifford Curtis and wife, Mandy, of Tinsman; one daughter, Sherry Barnett and husband, David, of Monticello; his mother, Flora Curtis Dickey, of Monticello; two brothers, Richard Dickey and wife, Samantha and Wesley Curtis and wife, Keely, both of Monticello; one sister, Peggy Chalk, of Monticello; six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; nine great nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial following in Lone Sassafras Cemetery. 

Active pallbearers were Daniel Light, Rusty Glennon, Charlie Carmichael, Luke Hines, Monroe Coddington and David Booth. Honorary pallbearer was Jerry Word.

An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at

The Advance-Monticellonian

Mailing Address:
PO Box 486
Monticello, AR 71657

Street Address:
314 Main Street
Monticello, AR 71655

Phone: 870-367-5325
Fax: 870-367-6612

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