V. P. Gorman
Funeral Date: 1/20/2010

V.P. Gorman, age 82, of Hermitage, Ark. died Saturday, January 16, 2010 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. He was born June 27, 1927 in Bradley County, Ark. a son of the late Van Porter Gorman and Allie Mae Rushing Gorman. He was a graduate of the Hermitage Public School system. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army of the Korean War, was a retired Moro Bay Ferry operator for the Arkansas Department of Highways and Transportation and was a farmer, carpenter, and a millwright. He was a member of Martinís Chapel United Methodist Church in Sumpter, Ark. Preceding him in death was a brother James Ray Gorman and a brother-in-law- Winford McKinney. Survivors include his wife Allie Drue Senn Gorman, whom he married on December 11, 1965 at Sumpter, Ark; a daughter Sheila Gorman McVay and spouse J. P, Hermitage, Ark; 2 sisters- Ostella Hudson and spouse Raymond, Atlanta, Tex. and Veda Faye Williams and spouse Gene, North Platte, Neb; 3 sister-in-laws Earlene McKinney and Allean Gorman both of Sumpter, Ark. and Lenita Thornton and souse Ken, Pattsville, Ark; mother-in-law-Reba Senn of Sumpter, Ark,: 3 grandchildren Cody McVay, Brooke McVay and Holley McVay. Funeral services were 10:00 am Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann and Rev. Melissa Maskell officiating. Soloist was Laura Beth Williams.Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Marsden Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Don Hamilton, Steele Hamilton, Pete Williams, Hugh Allen Beasley, Randy Gates and Jonathan Beasley. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Mitchell, Gorman Grider, G.B. ďBingĒ Colvin, Jerry Denton, Doyle Ozment, Dr. Joe Hank Wharton, Tracy Strange, Baker Peebles, Tim Wood, Lamar Johnson, Doyle Gates, Jimmy Alley, Foster Smith and Jimmy Leon McKinney. Memorials preferred to Marsden Cemetery c/o Charlotte McClelland, 113 Scotta Street, Warren, Ark. 71671 or Martins Chapel United Methodist Church c/o Hugh Allen Beasley, 1455 Highway 8 South, Hermitage, Ark 71647.



Name: Becky , Steven, David, and Patricia Outlaw
Message: To The Family: I am really blessed that I was able to Meet mr VP. I am truely sorry for your loss. My god bless all of you. You are in Our prayers.

Name: Bill and Angela Dawson
Message: Mrs. Gorman, Shelia and family. Mr. V.P. will be greatly missed. Please let me know if you need me to do anything for you.

Name: Lanette Vines
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of all of you..

Name: Karen,Kerry & Travis Stanley
Message: To The Gorman Family, We are so sorry for the loss of VP I have you all in my prayer's. May god be with you all.

Name: Barbie Meeks
Message: To Sheila, JP, Cody, Brooke, and Holley. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. I Love you and are thinking of you. Miss you so much and wish I could be there for you right now. I know you will miss him very much. Just know he is in a better place and will no longer suffer, he walks with Jesus now. And you will see him again one day. Love you all!!

Name: Glynn & Sue Ferrell
Message: Allie Drue & Sheila, You are in our prayers, If you need anything let us known. He is going to a good place.

Name: Lana and Larry Pagan
Message: I always loved him.

Name: Tommy and Cheryl Mitchell
Message: Allie Drue, Shelia and family, we are so very sorry for the loss of V.P.,faithful and loving husband,father,grandfather and church member. We loved him so and will be lifting you up in our prayers.

Name: Mark & Kelley Hollingsworth
Message: Gorman family- We are so sorry for your loss... You will be in our prayer!!! Mark, Kelley, & Brianna Hollingsworth

Name: Charlie Dean Gates
Message: I am sorry to hear about V. P. My prayers are with you.

Name: Dale, Tanya, Hayden & Weston Smith
Message: Mrs. Allie Drue & Sheila, We are so sorry to hear about Mr. V.P.... He sure did enjoy watching his grandkids and attending all their events...... He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Name: Daphne Hargis
Message: So, sorry for your loss, I know he will be missed, but he isnt in any pain now.

Name: Alice Owen
Message: Allie Drue and Sheila So sorry to hear about V.P. Praying for all of you during this time. >Love Alice Owen and family

Name: Frank Ford
Message: Allie Drew, sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. You & your family will be in my prayers.

Name: Thomas & Barbara Rice
Message: Allie Drue and Shelia, We are so sorry for your loss of your husband and dad. Our prayers are with you. Mr. V.P. was a very nice man. Always smiling and being nice to everyone. He will be missed by all. We love you.

Name: Kristi Clanton
Message: Sheila and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss.

Name: Jim & Ginger Anders
Message: Our deepest sympathy.

Name: Deanna Smith
Message: Mrs. Alie Drue, Shelia and Family We are sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. V.P. he will be greatly missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time of loss. If there is anything you need please do not hesitate to call. Roger, Deanna, Dillion, Russell and Carlee

Name: Bryan Diffee
Message: I am praying for you all. I have fond memories of my time spent at Martin's Chapel UMC. And am proud to have been V.P.'s pastor for that time. Blessings on you all.

Name: Wynoka Smith
Message: Sheila and family sorry about your loss of Mr. VP. You and your family are in our prayers.

Name: Lynn and Gail Wright
Message: You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Bonnie Mann
Message: Allie Drue, Sheila and family, I am so sorry to hear of the death of V.P. The days ahead will be very difficult for all of you. I will pray that God will comfort you each day.

Name: Randy Gorman
Message: We are truly sorry for your loss, let us know if there is anything we can do. Randy, Marcy, Little Randy and Justin Gorman

Name: Donna Ozment-Raney
Message: Ms. Allie Dru and Shiela and family, I was so sad to hear about Mr. V.P. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: James & Nina Outlaw
Message: James & I will be thinking of you during this difficult time

Name: Kevin & Laneisa Reep
Message: Just wanted to let you know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. VP will truly be missed.

Name: Becky Quimby
Message: Sheila, I am soooo sorry! I found out about this within the last hour and of course, by then it was too late! I am so sorry that I didn't get to see you at all this whole time! You know I would have been there for you! I love you!

Name: Michael and Celeste Frisby
Message: We are sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Debbie Wilson
Message: Allie Drue, Sheila and family, I was so sorry to hear of V P's death. He was truly one of the nicest men I have ever met. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Shirley Myers
Message: So sorry for you loss. VP was such a mild mannered gentle giant that had a way that made you feel comfortable. He will be missed by his family and friends. I feel blessed for knowing him. With deepest sympathies, Shirley Myers

Name: David & Gena Wilkerson & Family
Message: We love you all and will be praying for you and your family.

Name: Nita Melton
Message: Sheila- I just heard of your Dad's passing. I haven't seen you in years but know what a nice man he was and how much you all loved him. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Love you, Nita Melton and family

Name: Christy Camp-Ward
Message: Shelia and Family: So sorry to hear about your father. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.