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Joyce Wallace Bunch, 82, of Little Rock. Jennifer Leah Burton, 29, of Little Rock. Vivian Frances Cossey, 61, of Little Rock. Ola Davis, 90, of North Little Rock. Lillian Castleberry Finch, 101, of Little Rock. Billie C. Greer, 73, of Little Rock. Hurvle B. Gross, 85, of Little Rock. Freddie C. Houston, 75, of Little Rock. Della Hudson of Little Rock. Scheila Denise Jordan, 50, of Little Rock. Rosey Lenzy, 79, of North Little Rock. Bruce Adrian Neal, 51, of Little Rock. Albert F. Otten of Little Rock. Edward Melbourne Skinner, 83, of Sherwood. Tommy Taylor, 52, of Little Rock. Jacqueline "Necie" Terry, 43, of Little Rock. Benjamin Wright, 80, of North Little Rock.
ELSEWHERE IN ARKANSAS
James M. Williams, 83.
Kathie Jean Lyle, 57.
Carlos Lee Sumler, 64.
Allie Lorene Barker, 89. JoAnn DuVall, 59. Mattie Faye Gardner, 69.
Jewel Ernest Howell, 84.
LaTressia "Boots" Murphy, 77.
Neoma Burge Parker, 85.
Buryl Russell York, 57.
Fred Willard Butler, 71.
Dorothy W. Brotherton, 89. Anthony "Tony" Clinton Speights.
Dorothy Thrower Rochelle, 54.
Tommy "Bobcat" Horton, 47.
Elton Lloyd Blake, 70. Grace Jewell "Angel" Love, 87.
Johnny C. Machon, 61.
Morgan Outlaw, 68.
Fred Snyder, 82.
Marie O'Neal Wallis, 93.
Sara Sue Hardin, 61.
Lenora June Atchley, 74.
Anna Mable Isely Scroggins, 87.
Vera J. Condella, 83. Harold Dean Leach, 90.
Essie Barham, 83.
Mary Edith McLaughlin, 84.
Leon A. "Cotton" Alexander, 73. Samantha F. Bass, 19. Willie Christian Sr., 80. Edith Marie Carson Davis, 76. Vivian Reed Williams, 84.
Ronnie Lee Sanderson, 57.
Earl Paty Jr., 76. George "L.B." Wilkins, 79.
Eloise Robinson, 84.
Rayelien Sesean Jackson, 2.
Lewis A. "Sonny" Butler, 65. Benjamin Joseph "Joey" Carr, 25.
Dorothy Lee Jones Roberts, 90.
Frances Mae Everett Burke Tarrant, 87.
Winnie Hunt, 84.
JOYCE WALLACE BUNCH, 82, of Little Rock, passed away Oct. 18, 2007. She is survived by two daughters, Sherry Hovater of Cabot and Lisa Freeman of Hensley; two sons, Charles Adams of Alexander and Gary Rainey of Star City; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Huson Funeral Home, 6400 Mabelvale Pike, Little Rock, 565-4644 with interment in Mulberry Cemetery in England at 2 p.m. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. www.mem.com.
JENNIFER LEAH BURTON, age 29, of Little Rock, died peacefully in her sleep, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007. She was born in Memphis, Tenn., on June 26, 1978. Preceding her in death were her grandparents, Jim and Bulah Burton, Virginia "Jenny" Moore and her cousin, Robert Flynn.
Jennifer, whom the family called "Jen," was a loving and caring young woman who always thought of others before herself. Her calling in life was working with children of all races and ages. (She loved all her children at David O. Dodd Elementary for the eight years she worked there as an aide.) There was a special place in her heart for her little man, Dawson, who called her "Jen-Jen." He touched her life in unimaginable ways for the four and a half years she cared for him at Second Presbyterian.
Jennifer is survived by her parents, Dr. Paul and Rhonda Burton, her brother, Paul "Bubba" Burton and her sister, Heather Burton; her grandparents, Cliff and Margie Smeltzer of Hot Springs; her wonderful aunts and uncles, LaDonna Campbell, Robbye and Gary Flynn, Linda and Lynn Magness and Jeff and Karen Smeltzer; her cousins, Kim and Joey Brown, Patrick, Vicki and Kristi Flynn, Amber Magness, Amanda and Todd Crowder and Tammy and Bryan Walker; her great-aunts and uncles, Doug and Billie Kaye Crowder and Buddy and Sherry Walker.
Jen has left us to care for the little angels in heaven, who will love her as much as we did. A special thanks to the "Weinzimer" family who meant so much to her. Also to her friends at David O. Dodd Elemetary and Second Presbyterian.
A celebration of Jennifer's life will be held Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley and Cantrell with burial following at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. at Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth Funeral Home, 5800 West 12th, Little Rock, Ark. (501) 661-9111. To sign online guestbook, please visit www. griffinleggett.com.
VIVIAN FRANCES COSSEY, age 61, of Little Rock, passed away Oct. 17, 2007. She was born Sept. 8, 1946 in Maryville, Mo., the daughter of Francis G. and Vera V. Moore. She was a member of Fairview Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed square dancing and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Scott Cossey, and a great-granddaughter, Katlyn Cossey. She is survived by her husband, Huie Cossey of Little Rock; her children, Gary Cossey and his wife, Donna, of Hensley, Ark., Larry Cossey and his wife, Becky, of Hensley, Ark., Robert Cossey of Hensley, Ark., Sherri Chudy and her husband, Paul of Little Rock, Ark., Rodney Cossey and his wife, Becky, of Cabot, Ark., Vonda Hemphill of Greenwood, Ark. and Huie Cossey Jr. of Georgia; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and her brothers, Gary Moore and his wife, Virginia, of Hensley, Ark., and Francis Moore and his wife, Jean, of Jacksonville, Fla.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Forest Hills, 10200 Arkansas Hwy. 5 North, Alexander, Ark., (501) 455-1067 with burial following at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Rev. Willard Zeiser will be officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 19, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. To sign online guestbook, please visit www.griffinleggett.com.
OLA DAVIS, 90, North Little Rock, departed this life Oct. 14, 2007. She leaves to cherish her memories: children, Catherine Todd and Claude Davis Jr.; 25 grandchildren, 11 greatgreat-grandchildren. Family hour Sunday, Oct. 21, 4-5 p.m. at Robinson Mortuary, Little Rock. Funeral Monday Oct. 22, 11 a.m., at Fairview Christian Church, 1647 Roundtop Drive, North Little Rock, by Bishop Charles E. Williams. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Little Rock (501) 371-0111. "Service You Can Trust."
LILLIAN CASTLEBERRY FINCH, of Little Rock and Hot Springs, went to be with her Lord on Oct. 16, 2007. She was born on May 19, 1906 in Castleberry, Ala. She met and married her life mate, Carl Mizell Finch of Little Rock, on Sept. 8, 1926. They enjoyed a successful career with Lillian assisting with the accounting and office management of Carl Finch Janitor Supply. They raised two sons who later joined them in the business. Lillian was a charter member of the Delta Theta Tau business sorority and was a long-time member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. She was an avid horseracing fan, bridge player, and full time Granny to her grand, great and great-great-grandchildren. She was always there for us and her strength, caring and unconditional love will remain within our hearts for eternity.
She is predeceased by her husband, Carl Finch, eldest son, Bill Finch, and daughter-in-law, Delores Gray Finch. She is survived by her youngest son, Dick Finch, his wife Sylvia, grandchildren Becki Finch, Carl Finch, Katie Finch Gelacek, Julie Finch Fullerton, Lisa Finch Dearborn and Laura Finch; eight greatgrandchildren and four great-greatgrandchildren.
We would also like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to our Granny's many caregivers. Special thanks to Marla Perkins, Jackie Harden and Mary Lou Porter. The family will receive friends at Ruebel Funeral Home in Little Rock from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at Forest Hills Memorial Park with Rev. John P. Miles officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home of Little Rock, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
BILLIE C. GREER, 73 of Little Rock, passed away on Wednesday, Oct.17, 2007. She was born on April 15, 1934, in Barringers Community near Whelen Springs, Ark., to the late William and Ira Stiffler. Mrs. Greer was a nurse at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock.
Mrs. Greer is preceded in death by her husband, Jake W. Greer, and infant grandson, David Alan Greer. She was the loving mother of four children, Jimmy S. Greer of Conway; John C. Greer of Little Rock; Tammy Greer of Little Rock and Tracy Blakley of Bauxite, Ark.; four grandchildren; John Christopher Greer, Jasmine Greer, Jacob Blakley and Jacie Blakley and two brothers, Jim Stiffler of Gurdon, Ark. and Tom Stiffler of Searcy, Ark.
Funeral services for Mrs. Greer will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at 10 a.m. at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at 3 p.m. at Bluff City Cemetery, Bluff City, Ark. Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, from 6-8 p.m. at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth 5800 West 12th St., 501-661-9111. To sign Mrs. Greer's online guestbook visit www. griffinleggett.com.
HURVLE B. GROSS, age 85, of Little Rock, passed away Oct. 17, 2007. He was born Feb. 8, 1922 in Romance, Ark., the son of Homer E. and Hyla O. Gross. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He worked in automobile sales, was in the grocery business, and worked for Continental Baking Company. He was a member for over 60 years at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church where he served as deacon.
His parents, a son, Sam Gross, and a sister, Naomi Greening preceded him in death. Mr. Gross is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ruth Barnett Gross of Little Rock, his son Homer Gross and his wife Rose of Maumelle, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 5300 Stagecoach Road, Little Rock, Ark. 72204 with Rev. Caroll Koon officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 19, 2007 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth, 5800 West 12th, Little Rock, Ark. (501) 661-9111. Memorials may be made to Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. To sign online guest book, please visit www.griffinleggett.com.
Bro. FREDDIE C. HOUSTON, 75, will be laid to rest today at 11:30 a.m., Temple of Restoration C.O.G.I.C. Professional services entrusted to Hardy Funeral Home of Little Rock, 2408 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. (501) 372-4129.
DELLA HUDSON passed away Tuesday Oct. 9, 2007. Professional arrangements by Hardy Funeral Home of Little Rock, 2408 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. (501) 372-4129.
SCHEILA DENISE JORDAN, 50, passed away Wednesday Oct. 17, 2007. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Danny Jordan, Sr., her parents Earl and Mable Chism, her children Danny Jr., Devin, Darius, Shelitah, Shanna, and Selena Jordan, three brothers, Kevin and Charles Robinson Jr., Jimmy Ash, and Maleek Atenra, four sisters, Pamela Williams (Charles), Pat Bell (Anthony), Michelle Allen (Rickey), Shekenna Vallie (Rogelio), and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007 at the funeral home. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-7 p.m. also to be held at the funeral home. Professional services entrusted to Hardy Funeral Home of Little Rock, 2408 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, (501) 372-4129.
ROSEY LENZY, age 79, of North Little Rock, departed this life on Oct. 14, 2007. Survived by daughter, Shirley Ann Sanders; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Morning Star Baptist Church, 2nd and Smothers. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Sunday. Services entrusted to Hubble Funeral Home, (501) 374-3134.
BRUCE ADRIAN NEAL, 51, of Little Rock departed this life on Oct. 14, 2007. Survived by sons, Bruce and Monketron Walls, Adrian Neal; daughters, Asia, Latina, Lakorsha, and Ruby Neal; brothers, Rickey, Michael and Ray Neal; sister, Mary Neal; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. 2007 at Hubble Funeral Home Chapel. Family hour 6-7 p.m. Friday. Services entrusted to Hubble Funeral Home, (501) 374-3134. www.hubblefuneralhome.com.
MR. ALBERT F. OTTEN peacefully passed from this earth into God's loving hands surrounded by the love of his family on Oct. 16, 2007. A requiem Catholic Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be sent for cancer research to the Stowers Institute for Resource Development (SIRD), 1000 East 50th St., Kansas City, Mo., 64110, attn: Sherry Russell, account number #1735, or in care of Ruebel Funeral Home, 6313 West Markham St., Little Rock, 72205. "God doesn't look at how much we do, but with how much love we do it." Mother Teresa.
Cremation arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home of Little Rock. Sign the online condolence book at www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
EDWARD MELBOURNE SKINNER, 83, of Sherwood, passed away on Oct. 18, 2007, at St. Vincent's North in Sherwood. He was born in North Little Rock on March 2, 1924, to Edward Milas Skinner and Mary Beatrice Denson Skinner. He was self-employed, retired from Skinner Mac Tool Company. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church of Sherwood. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two special aunts, Pauline Corder and Eva Beall. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lano Marie Peck Skinner of Sherwood; a son, Don Edward Skinner and wife, Judy of Maumelle; a daughter, Karen Sue Haynes and husband, Steven, of Brandon, Miss.; three grandchildren, Lori Dyer of Maumelle, Stephanie Jones and husband, Tony, of Camden, and Scott Haynes and wife, Katie, of Springfield, Mo.; beloved great-granddaughter, Taryn Jones of Camden; two sisters-inlaw, Ann Golden of Phoenix, Ariz., and Faye Peck of North Little Rock; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom N. Hart officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main, 758-1170. Online obituary and guest register at www.nlrfh.com.
TOMMY TAYLOR, 52, Little Rock, departed this life Oct. 15, 2007. Survivors: children, Dowl Taylor; Chloe Taylor; brothers, Paul Taylor; Ronnie Taylor; sister, Rhoda Haney. Graveside services 11 a.m., Saturday, Landmark Cemetery. Visitation Friday 5:30-6:30 p.m. Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, 8821 Colonel Glenn, Little Rock, 565-1800. www. larrygacklinfuneralhomes.com.
JACQUELINE "NECIE" TERRY, 43, of Little Rock encircled by family received her "wings" and transitioned home Oct. 12, 2007. She was preceded in death by her father Claudia Terry. She is survived by her mother Mary Terry, two sisters, Brenda Joyce Terry and Shirley (Kendrick) Miller. Funeral Services will be Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 11 a.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 3518 W. 7th, Little Rock, Ark. Visitation will be 1-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2007 at Gunn funeral home. Services entrusted to Gunn Funeral Home, 4323 W. 29th Street, Little Rock, Ark. (501) 660-4323. www.gunnfuneralhome.com.
BENJAMIN WRIGHT, 80, passed away Sunday Oct. 14, 2007. He leaves to cherish his memory his children Frank Lawrence, Valarie Jacobs, Felicia Rhodes, Argentina and Sheena Wright, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services are Saturday Oct. 19, 2007, 2 p.m., at Mt. Olive Baptist ChurchTie Plant. A visitation will be held tomorrow from 12-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Professional services entrusted to Hardy Funeral Home of Little Rock, 2408 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. (501) 372-4129.
ARKADELPHIA - James M. Williams, 83, of Arkadelphia, died Tuesday, October 16th at Pearl, Miss. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday October 19th at First United Pentecostal Church in Arkadelphia. Funeral Services are 10 a.m. Saturday, October 20th at the church. Please visit www.ruggleswilcox.com to sign the Online Guest Book.
BALD KNOB - Kathie Jean Lyle, Bald Knob, died October 17, 2007, age 57. Daughter of Edsel Ray and Opal Jean Calahan Sheffer. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Saturday, October 20, First Baptist Church in Bald Knob. Interment, Shady Grove cemetery. Visitation, Friday, 6-8 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home. www.powellfuneralhome.net.
BEEBE - Carlos Lee Sumler, 64, of Beebe, Arkansas, was born March 12, 1943, at Conway, Arkansas, to Roy and Ruby Sumler, and he died Thursday, October 18, 2007. He was a retired heavy equipment operator, and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his wife, Sheila Sumler; two sons, Darrell Sumler of Joplin, Missouri and James Sumler of Hickory Plains; one daughter, Karion Miller of Jacksonville; seven grandchildren, Lisa Hagan, Michael Beck, Pamela Sumler, Christina Sumler, Christopher Sumler, Elizabeth Sumler, Donna Sumler; eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dewight Sumler of Camden, Tennessee and Keith Sumler of Judsonia; two sisters, Delores Ramsey of Beebe and Alice Walker of El Dorado.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday, October 22, 2007, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Lakeside Cemetery, Des Arc. www.westbrookfuneralhome. com.
BENTON - Mrs. Allie Lorene Barker, age 89, of Benton died Wednesday October 17, 2007. She was born January 19, 1918 in Saline County to the late John and Emma Davenport. Mrs. Barker was a home maker and a member of Salem United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin Barker. Survivors, son, John T. Barker, Anaheim, Calif.; daughter, Karen L. Barker, Gainesville, Fla.; brother, W.G. "Dub" Davenport, Hot Springs; sister, Doris Munson, Benton. Private Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Pinecrest Cemetery with a public memorial service to follow at Salem United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Scleraderm Foundation or to Salem United Methodist Church.
BENTON - Mrs. JoAnn DuVall, age 59, of Benton died Tuesday at her home. She was born March 3, 1948 in Tull to the late Horace and Ruby DuVall. JoAnn was an employee of Wal-Mart and a member of Ebenezer Methodist Church. Mrs. DuVall received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1974 from UCA and a Master of Arts in 1990 from UALR. Survivors, son, Harlan Merritt, Little Rock. Private memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Methodist Church in Tull by Ashby Funeral Home.
BENTON - Mrs. Mattie Faye Gardner, age 69, of Benton died Wednesday October 17, 2007 in Benton. She was born December 18, 1937 in Bryant, Arkansas to the late John and Katie Hill. Mrs. Gardner was a homemaker and a member of Holland Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lucian Hill, Haskell; sisters, Dorsey Ford, Benton; Kathern Cloud, Benton; and Jessie Price, Pine Bluff.
Survivors, husband, John C. Gardner, Benton; brother, Herbert Hill Haskell; special nieces, Carol Childs and Linda Hyde, both of Benton; special great-nephew, Cody Childs, Benton. She was a devoted wife for 47 years and she was Aunt Faye to a host of people and a special Deloris Hester. Family wishes to give thanks to Brad Bagio, Dr. Dixon, Dr. Hatch and the nursing staff on PCU at Saline Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be 12 noon at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Old Rosemont Cemetery. Minister will be Bro. Kim Hammer. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ashby's. Pallbearers: Brad Baglio, Wyatt Ferguson, Dennis Pendergrass, Eddie Pendergrass, Eddie Childs and David Price.
CABOT - Jewel Ernest Howell, of Cabot, Arkansas, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at the age of 84. He spent his entire life devoted to his family, his church, and higher education in Arkansas. He was born on March 16, 1923, in Paragould, Arkansas, the younger of two sons of Julia and Ernest Howell of Paragould. He was married on Christmas Day of 1942 to Tomazene Olita Thompson, his wife of 64 years who preceded him in death last October.
He was also preceded in death by his mother Julia Howell, his father, Ernest Howell and his brother Lloyd Howell, all of Paragould. He is survived by his three children and their spouses, Samuel Ernest and Jo Howell of Cabot, Arkansas, Juliana and Mike Coleman of North Little Rock, Arkansas, and Ronnie Allen and Lynne Howell of Memphis, Tennessee; his six grandchildren, Laura Howell and her husband Mike Ferguson, Brian Howell and his wife Sarah, David Coleman and his wife Angie, Justin Coleman and his wife Tonie, Amy Coleman, and Steven Howell; and nine great-grandchildren, Grant, Matthew, and Sam Ferguson, Austin and Elizabeth Howell, Joshua, and Andrew Coleman, and Grayson and Shelbie Coleman.
He was an active member and a deacon of Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas for thirtyseven years and a member and a deacon of The First Baptist church of Cabot for The last five years of his life. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and a decorated veteran of World War II, where as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division he participated in the airborne invasion of Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and the liberation of the Wobbelin concentration camp at Ludwiglust, Germany. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and worked for Arkansas State University for 31 years, serving as the Dean of the junior college branch at Beebe and as the Director of Auxiliary Services at the Jonesboro campus.
The family will receive friends on Friday, October 19, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. at Moore's Cabot Funeral Home. A memorial service will be 10 a.m., Saturday at First Baptist Church of Cabot. Private burial will be held at Arkansas State Veterans' Cemetery in North Little Rock. If desired, donations may be made to the Music Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Cabot, Arkansas, at P.O. Box 1023, Cabot, Ark. 72023. Please sign the online guestbook at www.moorescabotfuneralhome. com.
CAMDEN - LaTressia "Boots" Murphy, age 77, of Camden died on Thursday, October 18, 2007. She was an organist for many years for Westside United Methodist Church and Bell Chapel United Methodist Church. She was the cafeteria manager for Camden Fairview Public Schools, she was an avid bowler for over 50 years and participated in the Senior Olympics Bowling Travel Team.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James T. Murphy and her parents, Harold E. and Elease Murry. She is survived by two daughters; Glenda Murphy, of Little Rock and Jymme Ann Hodge, of Magnolia; one sister, Ava (Chuck) Foust of Sun City, Ariz.; one brother Justin (Cindy) Murry of Corona, Calif.; two grandchildren; Mandy Hodge of Magnolia and Ashley Hodge of Orlando, Fla.; one great-grandchild; Tristan Castro of Magnolia; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2007 at Westside United Methodist Church with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest register visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com.
CAVE CITY - Neoma Burge Parker, 85, of Cave City died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 at her home. Services Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, 10 a.m., First Missionary Baptist Church, Cave City. Graveside service, Oaklawn Cemetery, West Plains, Mo. at 2 p.m. Arrangements, Qualls Funeral Home, Cave City. Visitation Friday, 6 until 8 p.m.
CONWAY - Buryl Russell York, 57, of Conway, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007. Born Aug. 17, 1950, in Mayflower, he was a minister and missionary to Africa.
He is survived by his son, Russell Devin O'Neal York of Conway; a daughter, Rusti Barger and husband David of Quitman; five grandchildren; his mother, Vivian Evelyn Eileen (Booher) York of Mayflower; stepmother, Margaret York of Mayflower; five brothers; and a stepsister. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Justin York.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Four Winds Church, 2005 Dave Ward Drive, Conway. Interment will follow at Mayflower Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
CRAWFORDSVILLE - Fred Willard Butler, 71, of Crawfordsville, Ark., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at Crittenden Memorial Regional Hospital in West Memphis, Ark. Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church with interment following at Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion, Ark. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
EL DORADO - Dorothy W. Brotherton, 89, died Wednesday. Survivors: son, Len C. (Jan) Brotherton; sister, Mary Lou Cason; grandchildren, Carol Lynn Brotherton and Dr. Don (Fran) Brotherton; greatgrandchildren, Haley, Michael and Hannah Brotherton. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Friday at Young's. Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, Young's Chapel. Memorials: Immanuel Baptist Church Building Fund. Online guest registry: www.youngsfuneralhome.com.
EL DORADO - Anthony "Tony" Clinton Speights died Wednesday. Funeral service is at 2 p.m. today at El Dorado Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Joel Dillahunty and Bro. Larry Hudson officiating. Entombment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors. An online guest registry is available at www. youngsfuneralhome.com.
FORDYCE - Dorothy Thrower Rochelle, 54, of Fordyce, died Oct. 12. Survivors sons, Frederick (Lynette) Thrower of Fort Smith, Derrick Thrower of Fordyce; four grandchildren; three brothers; nine sisters; stepmother; mother-in-law. Services Saturday, 11 a.m. St. John Church, Fordyce. Wake Friday, 5-6:30 p.m. at Marks Funeral Home.
FULTON - Mr. Tommy "Bobcat" Horton, 47, Fulton, Ark., passed away Tues., Oct. 16, in a Texarkana Hospital. Funeral Services 2 p.m. Saturday, October 20, Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home Chapel, Hope. Burial East Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Texarkana, Ark. Arrangements Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home. Visitation: Friday, 19th, 6-8 p.m., Brazzel/ Oakcrest, Hope. Guestbook: www. brazzelfuneralhomes.com.
GREENBRIER - Elton Lloyd Blake, 70, of Greenbrier, passed away, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007. He was born Dec. 8, 1936, in Piggott, Ark., to the late Ezra and Edna Blake. Elton was a member of the Greenbrier Church of Christ from 1972 to 2007, where he served as an elder. He was recently a member of the White Oak Church of Christ. He retired from the United States Postal Service.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Hattie Doughten Blake of Greenbrier; two sons, Scott Blake and wife, Michelle, of Mountain View, and Tim Blake and wife, Laura, of Greenbrier; two daughters, Donna Blake Mills and husband, Tim, of Greenbrier and Julie Blake Permenter and husband, Mike, of Greenbrier; seven grandsons, Alex Mills, Clay Blake, Seth Mills, Stephen Blake, Adam Blake, Samuel Blake and Luke Permenter; one granddaughter, Bonnie Permenter; and two brothers, Clayton Blake of Conway and Bill Blake of Piggott, and two sisters, Betty Blake Moody and Bonnie Blake Bell of Piggott.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Greenbrier Church of Christ with Ted Knight and Charles Bane officiating. Interment will follow at Thorn Cemetery in Greenbrier. Visitation is Friday 6-8 p.m. at the Greenbrier Church of Christ. Pallbearers will be his nephews, Larry Moody, Johnny Moody, Steve Bell, Clay Bell, David Bell and Tony Blake. Arrangements are by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
GREENBRIER - Grace Jewell "Angel" Love, 87, of Greenbrier, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007. Services will be Friday, Oct. 19, at Springhill Baptist Church, with interment to follow at Springhill Cemetery. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier. Online guestbook: www. rollerfuneralhomes.com.
GREENWAY - Johnny C. Machon, 61, of Greenway, died Oct. 6, 2007. He is survived by wife, Carrie; three children, Tina Boggs, Roy Ballew and Shannon Machon; six grandchildren; two sisters. Services Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., in charge. Visitation is 6 p.m. Friday.
HAMBURG - Mr. Morgan Outlaw, 68, of Hamburg, died Wednesday. Mr. Outlaw was a native of Ingalls, Ark., and a resident of the Milo Community outside of Hamburg since 1968. He retired in 2002 from the Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill after 32 years of service in the maintenance department. He was a member of the Egypt Baptist Church; a charter board member of the Milo Riding Club; Ashley County 4-H Foundation and past 4-H Leader with the Ashley County Horse & Pony Club. He was a lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association, a member of the Ashley County and Arkansas Cattlemen's Association and the Arkansas Chuck Wagon Association. Mr. Outlaw was an avid horseman, with interest in most horsemanship areas such as gaited horses, cutting horses, wagon racing and trail riding with mules.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry E. and Lena Estelle Smith Outlaw, and a sister, Joyce Riley. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Elaine Lonsberry Outlaw of Hamburg; a son, Greg Outlaw and wife, Rhonda, of Tilley; a daughter, Felecia Cope and husband, Lavon, of Fountain Hill; four brothers, James Outlaw of Crossett, Keith & David Outlaw both of Hermitage and Henry Outlaw of Mount Holly; four sisters, Linda Curtis of Hensley, Elizabeth White of El Dorado, Betty Butler of Pine Bluff and Ann Belt of Sheridan; four grandchildren, Thane Cope and wife, Krin, Brittany Outlaw, Monroe Cope and Chase Outlaw; three brothers-in-law, Danny, David and Mike Lonsberry; 34 nieces and nephews and a host of friends and neighbors.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Outlaw Cemetery in Bradley County. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Ashley County Cares, Inc., P.O. Box 127, Hamburg, Ark., or to the Eden Baptist Church Building Fund, 3748 Hwy. 133 North, Hamburg, Ark., 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, Hamburg. Online guestbook at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
HOT SPRINGS - Fred Snyder, 82, of Hot Springs, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007. Survivors include: wife, Ann, sons, Dr. Steve Snyder and Danny Snyder, stepson, Tim Merritt, daughter, Cheryl Snyder, stepdaughter, Tiffany Story, brother, Robert Snyder and five grandchildren. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Hot Springs.
MALVERN - Marie O'Neal Wallis, age 93, of Malvern, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, 2007 in the Hot Spring County Medical Center. She was born in Malvern on April 7, 1914, the eldest daughter of nine children, to the late Henry and Effie Eskue O'Neal. Reared and educated in Malvern, she was the widow of the late Doyle R. Wallis, Sr., to whom she was married on June 16, 1934. He preceded her in death in 2002. Early in her career she was a schoolteacher at Perla. For most of her working life she was a sales clerk for several local clothiers, including Lindvall's Department Store, Samons, and J.C. Penney's. She counted among her organizational memberships the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Malvern Garden Club. Marie was a very active volunteer for Libby's R.O.S.E., the Hot Spring County Medical Center Auxiliary, and was a poll judge for many years at Perla during election season. While her children were growing up, she served as president of the P.T.A. and was in the Band Boosters. Simply put, Marie was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend
She is survived by her son, Doyle R. "Buddy" Wallis Jr. and his wife Betty, of Magnet Cove; by her daughter, Shari Wallis Williams and her husband Brian, of Malvern; by her sister, Thelma Eason, also of Malvern; by two brothers, J.D. O'Neal of Owasso, Okla., and Bill O'Neal of Prescott, Ariz.; by eight grandchildren, Gregg, Aimee, and Reggie Wallis, Angela Rhodes, Rusty and Katy Ray, and Lisa and Ray Sampson; by 10 great-grandchildren, Jamie and Jordan Wallis, Fisher and Riley Rhodes, Austin Ray, and Jonathon, Jake, Josh, John, and Helen Marie Sampson; by a host of nieces and nephews, by her sister-in-law, Mary Evelyn O'Neal Roseberry; and by a special friend, Isabell Gilliam. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ann Wallis Sampson; by four brothers, Jim, Buck, Bobby, and Clarence O'Neal; and one sister, Ellen Kerfoot.
Her funeral will be Saturday morning, Oct. 20, 2007, at 10, in the chapel of J.A. Funk Funeral Home with Brother Scott Efird officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gregg, Reggie, and Jordan Wallis, Rusty Ray, Troy Rhodes, Ray and Josh Sampson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jake and Jonathon Sampson, Dr. L.B. Brashears, and the staff of Malvern Nursing Home. The family will receive friends at the mortuary on Friday evening from 6 until 8. Memorials are requested to Libby's R.O.S.E. in Malvern. E-mail condolences may be sent to jafunkfuneralhome.com.
MARION - Sara Sue Hardin, 61, of Marion, Ark., passed away Wednesday Oct. 17, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Visitation will be held from 6-8, Sunday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Roller-Citizens Chapel with interment following at Crittenden Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion, Ark. Mrs. Hardin, a member of the West Memphis First Assembly of God Church, was an Insurance Performance Analyst.
She is survived by her husband, Curtis Hardin of Marion, Ark.; four sons, Mark Hardin of Marion, Ark., Mike Hardin of Medina, Tenn., Samuel Hardin of Fort Bragg, N.C., Daniel Hardin of Little Rock, Ark.; one brother, Dan Daugherty of Marion, Ark.; two sisters, Vessie Mann of Okmulgee, Okla., and Linda Willer of Marion, Ark.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may go to the American Cancer Society.
MENA - Mrs. Lenora June Atchley, age 74, of Mena, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Fort Smith. Services are Friday, Oct. 19, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel with interment to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Online obit: www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
MORRILTON - Anna Mable Isely Scroggins, age 87, of Morrilton died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007. Survivors brother, Arthur Isely; sisters, Marie Jones and Syble Long all of Morrilton. Funeral services 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at First Presbyterian Church of Morrilton. Burial, Elmwood Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Online guestbook: www.harrisfuneralhome.net.
MOUNTAIN HOME - Vera J. Condella, 83, of Mountain Home, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 at Mountain Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter Catholic Church. Arrangements are by Kirby & Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.
MOUNTAIN HOME - Harold Dean Leach, 90, of Mountain Home, passed away Oct. 17, 2007. Services and burial are private. Mr. Leach, a WWII U.S. Army veteran, is survived by his son, Jack V. (Dee) Leach; and a daughter, Lynn M. (Norman) Wilson; and six grandchildren. Arrangements by Twin Lakes Cremation Society.
MOUNTAIN VIEW - Essie Barham, 83, Mountain View died Oct. 17, 2007 in Batesville. Survived by two sons, a daughter, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one step-grandchild and a sister. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Oct. 19, 2007 at Red Doors Baptist Church. Roller Crouch Funeral Home, Mountain View (870) 269-3210 is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
NASHVILLE - Mary Edith McLaughlin, 84, of Nashville, Ark., died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 19, at Mineral Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home, Nashville. You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com.
PINE BLUFF - Leon A. "Cotton" Alexander, 73, of Pine Bluff, formerly of Carden Bottoms, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007 in Pine Bluff. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Birta Cemetery. Burial will be by Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville. Online guest book at www. humphreyfuneral.com.
PINE BLUFF - Funeral services for Samantha F. Bass, 19, of Pine Bluff who died Oct. 12, JRMC, will be Saturday, 11 a.m. Greater Friendship Ministries. Burial, P.K. Miller Cemetery by Perry Funeral Home. Survivors a son, Colton D. Dill, Pine Bluff; parents, Samuel Bass Sr., Linda W. Savage, both of Pine Bluff, five brothers.
PINE BLUFF - Willie Christian Sr., age 80, of Pine Bluff, formerly of Monticello, passed away Monday at JRMC. Service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello with burial in Oakland Cemetery. Family visitation is 5-6 p.m. Friday.
PINE BLUFF - Edith Marie Carson Davis, 76, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007. She was a member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church. Edith is survived by her husband, Johnny Davis; one son, Brian Davis of Texarkana; one daughter, Sharon Dallari of Pine Bluff; one sister, Lucille Thompson of North Little Rock and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen, Ark. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Peppers Lake Cemetery.
PINE BLUFF - Vivian Reed Williams, age 84, of Pine Bluff, widow of Turner Williams, died Thursday. Survivors: son, Douglas Gilbert; daugh- ter, Peggy Taylor; stepdaughter, Mackie Eeds; brother, Joe Reed; sister, Oneta Abernathy; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Friday, 2 p.m., Fuller Hale-South Chapel. Visitation: Friday, 1 p.m. until service. www.FullerHaleSouth.com.
PLAINVIEW - Ronnie Lee Sanderson, age 57, of Plainview, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007 at Dardanelle Nursing Center. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Hale Sanderson; mother, Vivian Bolen of Kingsland, Texas; one brother; four sisters; mother-in-law, Louise Hale of Plainview; sister-in-law, Sandra Smith of Birmingham, Ala. Cremation arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville.
SHERIDAN - Mr. Earl Paty Jr., age 76, of Sheridan, Arkansas died Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born January 25, 1931 in Grant County, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl, Sr. and Elsie Beck Paty; a brother, Dennis Jack Paty; and his first wife, Coeda Taylor Paty who died during childbirth. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Betty Sue Autrey Paty; children: Patricia and Homer Knighten, David and Pam Paty, and Leslie and Kay Tannahill; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren, sisters, Sue and husband C.S. Walker and Faye and husband John Welch and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Paty retired from International Paper Co. after 40 years of employment serving in capacities ranging from laborer to Supervisor of Timber Purchasing and Logging.
A devoted member of Moore's Chapel United Methodist Church, Mr. Paty served as Chairman of the Administrative Board, a Sunday School Teacher, and a delegate to the Arkansas Annual Conference. Mr. Paty was also a Certified Lay Speaker with the United Methodist Church and a former Sunday School Superintendent.
While a member of Sheridan Masonic Lodge # 260 for over fifty years, Mr. Paty previously served as Master on two different occasions and was District Deputy Grand Master of Grand Lodge F&AM of Arkansas and Rainbow Dad for the Sheridan Chapter of Rainbow for Girls.
As a life-long resident of Grant County, Mr. Paty was involved in many community organizations, serving as Fair Manager of the Grant County Fair Board, Sheridan Little League Association President, Grant County 4-H Club leader, a member of the Southeast Arkansas District Development Cooperative, Grant County Equalization Board, Moore's Chapel and Philadelphia Cemetery Associations, and cocoordinator of Grant County Keep Arkansas Beautiful.
Mr. Paty was previously the Chairman of the Grant County Democratic Party, Chairman of the Grant County Election Commission, a member of the State Democratic Executive Committee, Executive Director of Senior Democrats of Arkansas and received the Harold Jinks Democratic Memorial Award in 2003.
Mr. Paty was also a charter member of the Jones Hill Hunting Club and an ardent outdoorsman who shared his love of nature with his family and friends.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Sheridan with Rev. Beth Stegall, Rev. Bruce Bennett, and Rev. Eddie Walker officiating. Burial will follow at Moore's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Roland Knighten, Jacob Paty, Daniel Paty, Dennis Harris, Carey Autrey, Craig Autrey, and Billy Joe Autrey, Johnnie Harper. Honorary pallbearers are, Kenneth Davenport, Wilton Davenport, David Ellis, Jim Lancaster, Leon Lancaster, Jack Lockhart, Tim Stuckey, Conrad Wilkerson.
Memorials may be made to Moore's Chapel United Methodist Church, 6465 Grant # 8, Sheridan, Arkansas 72150, Moore's Chapel Cemetery Association, 7271 Hwy 46 South, Sheridan, Arkansas 72150,or the Grant County Museum, 521 Shackleford Road, Sheridan, Arkansas 72150.
Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan (870) 942-1306. To sign the online guest book, www.memorialgardenssheridan.com.
SHERIDAN - George "L.B." Wilkins, 79, of Sheridan passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at his home. He was born September 27, 1928 in Blue Ball, Ark., in Yell County to the late Oscar and Willie Garner Wilkins. Mr. Wilkins was a member of Freewill Baptist Church. On April 14, 1947 he married Dorothy Bailey in Rison, Ark. He was a cotton and soybean farmer until 1970, and a truck driver for Wilkins Construction Company until he retired in 2005. Mr. Wilkins was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed all types of sports with a love for turkey and deer hunting. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Buck Wilkins, Albert Wilkins, Bobby Wilkins and Bill Wilkins; two sisters, Vada Love and Vilie Harper.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Bailey Wilkins of Sheridan; son, Rex Allan Wilkins of Hensley; two daughters, Shirley Wilson of Pine Bluff, and Lisa Garrison of Sheridan; two brothers, Lee Wilkins of Redfield, and Pete Wilkins of Pine Bluff; sister, Ethel Clemmons of Pine Bluff; five grandchildren, Chip Bratcher, Heather Kramer, Anna Tucker, Clayton Garrison and Kimmy Garrison; step-granddaughter, Heather Singley; step greatgrandson, Hank Singley and two expected great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2007 at Buie Funeral Chapel with Brother Billy Charles Byrd and Brother Buddy Fowler officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery near Sheridan. Pallbearers are: David Fitzgerald, David Gatzke, David Wilkins, Johnny D. Harp, Stan Bailey, Aaron Bailey and Jimmy Doyle. The family suggests memorials be made to Little Creek Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund. Please sign the online guestbook at www.buiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Buie Funeral Home of Sheridan. (870) 942-3231.
SPARKMAN - Eloise Robinson, 84, of Sparkman died Oct. 15. Survivors sons, Ollie, James, daughters, Sarah Swaphire, Annie Parker, Mary Robinson; sister, Lois Anthony; host of grandchildren. Services Saturday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, Sparkman. Marks
SPRINGDALE - Rayelien Sesean Jackson, age 2, of Springdale, Ark., died Monday. He is survived by his mother, Shauraye Jackson, father, Sidney Cornelius Pippins; his brother, Rayesean Jackson; two sisters, Siydeny Pippins and Lala Pippins; his grandparents, Theronnie Pippins and Vickie Pippins both of Little Rock, Angela Willis of Fayetteville, Ark., Derrick Little of Houston, Texas, Marcel Jackson of Tulsa, Okla.; great-grandparents, Rosie Bush, Daniel Baldwin, Linda Gaston, Thomas Jackson and Evelyn Gilmore. Funeral will be 12 noon, Saturday at Watson-Northcrest Funeral Chapel, 1801 Maple Street, North Little Rock, Ark. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, (today), also at Watson-Northcrest. Arrangements: Brown's Christian Funeral Service, (501) 244-8000.
STAR CITY - Lewis A. "Sonny" Butler, 65, of Star City died Wednesday. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Star City. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. until funeral time Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City.
STAR CITY - Benjamin Joseph "Joey" Carr, 25, of Star City, died Tuesday in Jacksonville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday at Griffin Funeral Chapel in Star City. Bro. Wade Totty will officiate. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery near Star City. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City.
STUTTGART - Dorothy Lee Jones Roberts, 90, passed away Oct. 13, 2007. Visitation will be held Oct. 19, 2007 from 6 til 7 at New Bethel A.M.E., 201 East 16th in Stuttgart, Ark. Funeral services Oct. 20, 2007 at 1 p.m. Services entrusted to Richardson Memorial Funeral Home in Stuttgart, Ark. (870) 672-8901.
WALNUT RIDGE - Mrs. Frances Mae Everett Burke Tarrant, 87, of Walnut Ridge, died Wednesday. Survivors two sisters, Martha Cobb and Louise Bennett; one brother, Charles Harold Everett and Pam Whitman. Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday at Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Bethel Cemetery. Visitation Friday, 6-8 p.m. Arrangements, Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home.
PEORIA, Ill. - Mrs. Winnie Hunt, 84, of Peoria, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at 4:45 p.m. in Peoria, Ill. Mrs. Hunt was born on May 8, 1923, in Tamo, Ark., to Howard and MaFrancis (Love) Hunt. She married Calvin Hunt on December 21, 1940, in Grady, Ark., and to that union ten children were born. Mrs. Hunt leaves to cherish her memories: one son, Calvin Hunt, Jr. of Tulsa, OK; three daughters, Mollye H. Bright of Peoria, Ill., Mary Shaw of Little Rock, Ark., Linda H. (William) Lewis of Lakeland, Fla.; two brothers; Lewis Hunt of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Earnest Hunt of Little Rock, Ark.; one sister, Francis (A.D.) Borkins of Tulsa, Okla.; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, six children, five brothers and three sisters.
She was a former member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Little Rock, Ark., where she served on the Mothers Board. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Peoria, Ill., where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2007, with a visitation one hour prior to the church service. Simons Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements.