Stephenson-Dearman
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR 71657
   
          Phone: (870) 367-2451
          Fax: (870) 367-5840
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Charles F. Dearman, Sr.
In Loving Memory
April 2, 1936 - July 30, 2017

In Loving Memory
A Life Time of Service with Dignity, Distinction and Respect



Charles F. Dearman, Jr.
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Charles F. “Chuck” Dearman, Jr. serves as vice-president and general manager of Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home, Inc. and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is a life-long resident of Monticello, graduated with honors from Monticello High School, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and earned an MBA degree in Accounting from Louisiana Tech University. He is a graduate of Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science where he was named Valedictorian and President of his class, and received the Outstanding Student award (Bill Pierce Award).

Chuck is also co-owner of Dearman Companies, Inc. and Monticello Monument Company. His professional associations include: member and Past-President of the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association, member and Past-President of the Southeast Arkansas Funeral Directors Association, member of the National Funeral Directors Association, member of the Board of Directors for Selected Funeral & Life Insurance Company, and member of Union Bank Board of Directors.

Chuck's community services include: fifteen year member and two-term Past-President of the Monticello School Board, Past-President of the Drew County United Way, former member of the UAM Advisory Board of Directors, former member of the Monticello Rotary Club, member of Monticello’s Twenty For The Future organization, and former member of the Monticello Drew County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He was appointed in 2008 by Governor Mike Beebe to the Arkansas Judicial Discipline Commission, was 1999 Drew County Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year and 1996 Drew County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year. The Arkansas Funeral Directors Association recently awarded Chuck its 2014 Arkansas Funeral Director of the Year at their annual convention in Hot Springs.

Chuck and his wife, the former Cindy Eubanks of Monticello, have a daughter, Haley, and a son, Charles F. “Chad” Dearman, III. Haley is an account executive with Arkansas Business Publishing Group in Little Rock and Chad is a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas and plans on becoming the fifth generation to enter the family business. They are members of First United Methodist Church, where Chuck has served as an administrative Board Member and Chairman of Pastor Parish Relations Committee.



Jimmy Hill
Licensed Funeral Director, Insurance Sales

Jimmy Hill was born in 1946 and was raised in the Selma community in Drew County. He graduated from Drew Central High School in Monticello in 1965 and attended Arkansas A & M College, now the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Jimmy served our country during the Vietnam War as a teletype specialist in the U.S. Army.

Jimmy worked for Safeway Grocery Chain from 1966 to 1996 and has been actively involved in the Monticello community. Since his retirement from Safeway, Jimmy has been with Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home, where he continues to help and minister to all people in need.

Jimmy and his wife, the former Donna VanCleave, have two children, and five grandsons. They are members of First Baptist Church. Jimmy is known in the community for baking wonderful homemade pies and cakes.



Robert Arrington
Licensed Funeral Director, Insurance Sales

Robert Arrington was born in 1949 and is a life-long resident of Monticello, Arkansas. He is a 1967 graduate of Drew Central High School

Robert brings many years of experience and caring to our firm. He was formerly with Tennant Funeral Home in Rayville, Louisiana; Hunt's Golden State Funeral Home in Monroe, Louisiana; Loch's Funeral Home and Montgomery Funeral Home in Bastrop, Louisiana; and Henderson Funeral Home in Monticello before joining our staff at Stephenson-Dearman in 1992.

Robert and his wife, Gwen, have two daughters and one grandson. He is a member of Pilgrim Rest AME Church.



Billy W. Burchfield
Funeral Director

Bill Burchfield was born and raised in Halley, Arkansas. In 1967, he graduated from Arkansas A&M College, now the University of Arkansas at Monticello, with a double major in History and English. Bill began a 38-year teaching career at Dermott High School and earned a Master's degree from Arkansas State University in 1975.

Over the past 12 years, Bill has been involved with the many tasks associated with funeral services and upon retiring from public school teaching in 2005, he has worked a large majority of funerals by Stephenson-Dearman. As Bill puts it, "I don't like death, but I enjoy helping families take care of some of the needs brought on by death." He believes this company is one of the finest of its kind in our state and is honored to be a part of its staff.

Bill and his wife, the former Beverly Camp of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, have one daughter, and one granddaughter. They are members of Pauline Missionary Baptist Church, where they play the piano and organ for many of the services. Bill serves as a deacon and teaches a Senior Adult Sunday School class.



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