Ernest L. Sangster
Funeral Date: 2/1/2011

On January 29, 2011 Ernest L. Sangster, age 84, of Warren, AR. passed away at his home. He was born in Warren, Arkansas on February 4, 1926 to Charles Ernest and Carmen Bidaut Sangster. He was the grandson of Charles Henry and Eliza Godwin Sangster and August and Augustine Belime Bidaut. He was educated in the Warren Public Schools, graduating in 1944. He entered military service in August 1944 serving with the 102nd. Infantry Division in Europe. After his honorable discharge, he attended Ouachita Baptist College where he played football for two years. Later he attended A. & M. College in Monticello before transferring to Oregon State at Corvallis, Oregon for his degree in Forest Engineering. Upon returning to Arkansas in 1951, he worked as a forester for Southern Lumber Company and Potlatch Corporation. In 1972 he became Woodlands Manager for Potlatch’s Arkansas Division, serving in that position until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Warren. Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and a brother Gerard Sangster. He is survived by his wife, Mary Betty Jones Sangster, of Rison, Arkansas, whom he married on September 4, 1955; two daughters Emily Lasiter of Warren and Margot Vogel of Little Rock; son-in-law Tripp Vogel; four grandchildren Sam and Daniel Vogel, Bobby Hubbard and Johanna Lasiter; niece Patti Bryant, nephew, Michael Sangster; sister-in-law Helen Sangster, grand nieces and nephews, and special family friend Jean Frisby. Funeral service were 10:00 a.m. Tuesday February 1st. at Frazer’s Chapel officiated by Rev. Gary Maskell followed by burial at Oakland Cemetery. Linda Barrett was organist. Active pallbearers were J.W. Hardin, Leon Thornton, French Wynne, Cliff Morgan, Frank Chancellor, Doyle Gill, Rusty Rowell and Kenneth McDougald. Honorary pallbearer was Mack Leslie. Memorials may be made to First Methodist Church, Warren Y.M.C.A., Bradley County Veterans Museum or Humane Society of Bradley County, C/O Robert Hardy, 821 Highway 63 N., Warren, AR. 71671.



Name: Andy Gibbs
Message: Dear Sangster Family: You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Sangster was a good friend and mentor to many men in South Arkansas, my father included. He oversaw an operation that fed many families, made many house notes and empowered countless numbers to send their kids to college among several other noble pursuits. The old euphemism: "They don't make em' like that anymore" certainly applies to Ernest Sangster.

Name: Lyn Johnson, Farmer
Message: Emily, I am so sorry to here about your dad. He will surely be missed. My prayers are with you and your family. May God help you through this.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: The Peterson Family
Message: Our prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Tammy Hensley
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you and you family

Name: Janie and Lyn Grice
Message: Emily and family our prayers go out to you during this time.

Name: Sheila Young
Message: Margot - I read about your beloved father and wanted you and your family know you will be in my prayers the next days. May God's special comfort be yours

Name: Maylon Rice
Message: Mr. Ernest was a fine man and a great supporter of civic activities in Warren. He will be missed.

Name: Vicki Wooley Lambert
Message: I remember Mr. Sangster very well and a vital part of the Potlatch Family. He and my father, Harrelton Wooley worked closely together for many years. My sincere sympathy to your family.

Name: Ernest Sangster
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

Name: Toliece Dean
Message: So very sorry to read about the loss of your husband, Betty. Fred and I will be in prayer for you and yours. Toliece Ferguson Dean.

Name: John & Sandy Gavin
Message: We are so sorry to hear of you losing Mr. Ernest. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Name: Lisa York Johnson
Message: Emily and family you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Gary Maskell
Message: Our love and prayers go with you all in this time of loss!

Name: Doogie Darling
Message: Dear loved one of Ernest - I first knew Ernest in forestry school at UA-M many years ago and professionally over the years since. He was a super-nice man for whom I had much respect.My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Cheryl Green Crowell
Message: Margot and Emily, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. My prayers go out to you all.

Name: Gary Maskell
Message: Our hearts and prayers go with you all this day!


Name: Bo Plyler
Message: Margot & family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you. The Plylers (Bo, Debbie, Blake & Anna Kathleen)

Name: Debby Arnn
Message: another saint in inspiration to us all. He bore his pain with dignity..our love and prayers to you and yours.

Name: kay & David Shapiro
Message: Please accept our sincere sympathy for your loss. May the many memories of your Father live on in you Margot and your boys.

Name: kaylon taylor
Message: Emily and family, I was saddened to learn of your dads death. You are in my prayers.

Name: Sallie Carmical-Nix
Message: Hey Emily & Margot, I was sad to see your dad died. What a good man. Great memories of you and him from our childhood. Love you and praying God's comfort for you.