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Some obituaries may appear in certain editions of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and not in others. This list shows the names of all people whose obituaries are in at least one edition. For obituaries not in this edition, please see our website, Arkansas Online, arkansasonline.com/obituaries/.
John Banfield, 74, of Little Rock.
Robert Cantrell, 62, of Hensley.
Larry Eckhardt, 60, of Little Rock.
Cornelius “Neal” Ferguson, 75, of Jacksonville.
Emma Jean Holloway, 80, of Little Rock.
Billy R. Holmes, 52, of North Little Rock.
Karon Fay Lewis, 59, of Little Rock.
Andrew L. Mack, 84, of Little Rock.
Patsy De Dreher McCullough, 50, of Jacksonville.
Barbara Jean Robinson, 44, of Little Rock.
ELSEWHERE IN ARKANSAS
APPLETON Oranel Delph Loveland, 81.
BLYTHEVILLE Ann Webb, 95.
BRICKEYS Mildren Pauline Hoselton, 84.
BRINKLEY Nelton Foster, 87.
CABOT Shirlee O’Dell Kerley, 73.
Linda Nelson Pena, 63.
Sharon (Lindsey) Sullivan, 59.
CAMDEN Hersie Lee Green, 78.
CARLISLE Geneva Raper Sullivan, 75.
CLARENDON Jasper Howton, 15.
CLARKSVILLE Sharon Allene Aichele, 61.
Dean Shatwell, 83.
COTTER Timothy H. Dewey, 39.
CROSSETT Rufus “Prune” Minnieweather, 71.
Thelma Ann White, 65.
DUMAS Ruddy Castaneda, 84.
FAYETTEVILLE Clif Lawson, 57.
FLIPPIN Joel Edward Bass, 76.
FORT SMITH Mary L. Harp, 82.
FRIENDSHIP Blanche Irene McMahan, 100.
HEBER SPRINGS James Randal Smith, 60.
HOPE Frankie Lee Stanley, 98.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE Janis M. Steinke Pfenning, 74.
HUMNOKE Florence Camp, 93.
JUDSONIA Ruth Edwards, 90.
Glenn Doyle Tarvin, 78.
LACEY John Henry Browning, 82.
MENA David Drongesen, 70.
Noel Pitts, 62.
MONTICELLO Edith Perry Chisom, 85.
Willie John Sanders, 74.
MOUNTAIN HOME Carol JoAnne Averill, 78.
Jerry Wayne Douglas Jr., 27.
Hester G. Johnson, 86.
Lela Mitchell, 84.
PINE BLUFF Juanita Hubbard Harris, 82.
Iola Scott-Martin, 91.
PRATTSVILLE Rose Lee Caple Hollinger, 92. SEARCY Dorothy Hays Bellas, 77.
Mryacal Foster, infant.
Peggy Ann Jones, 79.
STRAWBERRY Bernice Kennedy Richey, 80.
WHITE HALL Billy Harrison, 81.
WYNNE Bill Bridges, 59.
SAN MARCOS, Texas Martin Flint, 64.
JOHN BANFIELD, 74, of Little Rock passed away Monday, April 11, 2011. Professional arrangements entrusted to Hardy Funeral Home, 2408 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, (501) 372-4129.
ROBERT E. CANTRELL of Hensley, Ark., was set free from this life due to a heart attack on April 9, 2011. He is preceded in death by his father, LeRoy Cantrell.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Beatrice Bumgardner Cantrell of Redfield; one brother, Charles O. Cantrell of Jonesboro, La.; sisters, Evelyn McCullah (Arlis), Donna Ply (Wayne), both of Redfield, and Glenda Beaumont (Bill) of Little Rock; six nephews, four nieces, nine great-nephews, five great-nieces; and one uncle, Walter Cantrell of Crystal Hill.
Pallbearers will be James Davidson, Brian Ply, Stephen Ply, Jody Cantrell, Otto Beaumont and Neil Beaumont. Honorary Pallbearers will be Steve Brickey, Tommy Bumgardner, Ronnie Higgs, Caleb Ply and Ghanon Ply.
Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Huson Funeral Home, 6400 Mabelvale Pike, Little Rock, Ark. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Huson Funeral Home Chapelwith burial to follow at Bethel Cemetery in Ico. www.husonfuneralhome.com.
LARRY ECKHARDT, 60, of Little Rock passed away March 26, 2011, at his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1950, in Bastrop, La., to the late Eugene and Carlita Marguerite Hall Eckhardt.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Cynthia Eckhardt Sullivan. Larry is survived by his Aunt, Rosemary Hall Del Giorno of DeValls Bluff; Aunt, Ruth of Little Rock; cousins, Gabby Del Giorno and Pam Del Giorno Carter of DeValls Bluff, Ricky Hunt of North Little Rock, and numerous first cousins around the state. Buddy Sullivan, who was married to Larry’s sister for years, is also considered family.
Larry was a quiet person and wasn’t ever married. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. As an avid lover of animals he always owned a dog. His hobbies were that he and his family would set up tables at flea markets, and enjoyed collecting. He loved coming to DeValls Bluff in his younger days and shooting his guns in the country when visiting with his family.
A graveside service will be April 16, 2011, at 10 a.m. in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorial may be made to ACS, and The Humane Society. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
CORNELIUS “NEAL” FERGUSON, 75, of Jacksonville, Ark., passed away April 8, 2011.
Preceded in death by wife, Emma.
Loving memories are left to children: Shirley Ferguson, Mena (Ricky) Dobbins, Vickie Ferguson of Little Rock, Ann (Larry) Harper and Katina Davis of North Little Rock, Cornelius Ferguson Jr. and Eric Ferguson of Clinton, Tenn., Freddie Ferguson of California, and Travis Ferguson of Cedar Hills, Texas; father: WilliamFerguson Sr. of Little Rock; siblings: Jimmy (Colida) Holder, Leonard “Red” Holder, Barbara Noble, Lois (Elder Henry) Garry, Valarie (General) Turner and Kenneth (Merlene) McGhee, all of Jacksonville, Erma Gene Ferguson of Little Rock, Bobby Joe Thomas of NLR, A.D. Washington of Scott, William Ferguson Jr., Shirley Preston, Classie Ferguson of California; and sisterin-law, Carolyn Dennis of Lewisville, Texas; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Family hour April 15, 6-7 p.m. at Superior. Homegoing April 16, 11 a.m. at C.O.J.C. Brushy Island. Superior Funeral Service, 5017 East Broadway, NLR, (501) 945-9922. Trudean Long Brown “Providing Services Your Family Deserves.”
EMMA JEAN HOLLOWAY, 80, of Little Rock, Ark., took her flight to be with the Lord on April 9,2011. She’s preceded in death by two daughters, Helen Oakley and Elaine Albert.
Left to cherish her loving memories: two daughters, Jackie Holloway and Cynthia Holloway; one son, Jack Holloway Jr.; two brothers, Edward Lee Askew Sr. (Geneva) and Walter Askew (Janice); one sister, Evelyn Long; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements will be announced by: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St., LR, (501) 372-1305.
BILLY R. HOLMES, 52, of North Little Rock passed on April 9, 2011.
Memories are left to brothers: Vester, Norvell, Calvin, Robert and Richard; sisters: Shirley, Patricia and Wilma; nieces and nephews.
Memorial Saturday, April 16th, 12 noon at Superior Funeral Services, 5017 East Broadway, NLR. TrudeanLong Brown “Providing Services Your Family Deserves.” Family will be at 1718 Chandler, NLR, immediately after service.
KARON FAY LEWIS, 59, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away peacefully on Friday, April 8, 2011.
She’s survived by her lovingand devoted husband, Ron Lewis, Little Rock, Ark.; sons, Ronald A. Lewis II (Andrea), Phoenix, Ariz., and Adrien L. Lewis (Keisha) Grand Rapids, Mich.; stepsons, Derrick Lewis(Kewiana), Conway, Ark., and Corey Wright, Little Rock, Ark.; sisters, Delores Cunningham, East Palo Alto, Calif., Patricia North, Fort Washington, Md., Regina Fanduward and Sharon Wright, Little Rock, Ark.; seven grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and special friends.
A celebration of Mrs. Lewis’ life will be held on Friday, April 15, 2011, 11 a.m. at Liberty Hill Baptist Church, 1215 S. Schiller St., Little Rock, Ark. Intermentwill follow at Rest In Peace Memorial Park, Hensley, Ark. Family visitation will be held Thursday, April 14, 2011, 7-8 p.m. at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St., Little Rock, Ark. 72202, (501) 372-1305.
Deacon ANDREW L. MACK, 84, of Little Rock departed this life April 8, 2011.
Family hour: Friday, April 15, 6-7 p.m. at Robinson MortuaryChapel. Funeral Service: Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Baptist Church, 4800 W. 12th St., Rev. William Easter, Eulogist. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Little Rock, (501) 371-0111. Sign online guestbook at www.robinsonmortuary.com. “Service You Can Trust.”
PATSY De DREHER Mc-CULLOUGH, 50, of Jacksonville was born on Aug. 16, 1960. OnApril 2, 2011, the Lord called Patsy from a troubled world and put her in a peaceful place.
De loved her family first, but also loved gardens, dogs, riding fourwheelers, musical concerts, good movies and restaurants, but most of all to have a good full Christian life on this earth.
Patsy leaves behind her husband, David; sister-in-law, Becky Drew; son, T.J. Dreher and children of Atkins, Ark.; sister, Linda Lisle of Columbus, Ga.; and various family members.
For more information on Patsy please contact D.Murchison@RockTenn.com or (501) 514-3572. Arrangements by Arkansas Funeral Care, 2620 W. Main St., Jacksonville, Ark. 72076.
BARBARA JEAN FOWLER ROBINSON, 44, of Little Rock departed this life April 9, 2011.
She leaves to cherish her memories: children, Shanica Martin (John), Charles Brooks (Lonnie), Gerrald Brooks (Joann), Charlene Fowler (Jason), Willyna Fowler (Christopher), Essie Fowler (Fred); parents, Davidand Essie Robinson; siblings, Gerald, Vernell, Gary, LaVera, Velma Fowler and Leroy Ross; eight grandchildren; a host of family and friends.
Family hour: Friday, April 15, 7:15-8:15 p.m. at Robinson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service: Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m. at Christ Temple Cathedral, Bishop Verne E. Kennibrew, Eulogist. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Little Rock, (501) 371-0111. Sign online guestbook at www.robinsonmortuary.com. “Service You Can Trust.” Arkansas
APPLETON - Oranel Delph Loveland, 81, of Appleton, died Saturday, April 9, 2011 in Leeton, Mo., with her family at her side. She was born February 19, 1930, in Chickasha, Okla. She is survived by her husband, Millard Y. “Skeets” Loveland, her children, Judy Wallace, Buddy Loveland, David Loveland, Mark Loveland, 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 11, at Appleton Cumberland Presbyterian Church, burial in Appleton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Appleton Cemetery Fund, c/ o Sue Bartlett, 118 Tate Street, Atkins, Ark. 72823 or Johnson County Hospice, 429 Burkarth Road, Warrensburg, Mo. 64093 Online obituary and guestbook are available at www.lemleyfuneral.com.
BLYTHEVILLE - Ann Webb, 95, of Blytheville, widow of Dr. Milton Webb, died Friday, April 8, 2011. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday in Cobb Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will be private in Maple Grove Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BRICKEYS - Mildred Pauline Hoselton, 84, of Brickeys, Ark., passed away April 11, 2011. She leaves one son and three daughters. Memorial Services will be at 2 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Marianna, Ark., on Thursday, April 14, 2011. Roller-Citizens has charge of arrangements (870) 295-2528. View and sign online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
BRINKLEY - Nelton Foster, 87, died Monday. Survivors, wife, Ruth Foster, step-son, Ben (Jodie) Dierks, daughters, Lee (Acey) Swearingen, Susan (Steve) Hunt, Amber (Paul) Pollard, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Memorial services 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Foster Residence, 907 South Main, Brinkley. Memorials, Hydrocephalus Foundation, 910 Rear Broadway, Saugus, Mass. 01906. Bob Neal Funeral Home guestbook www.bobnealandsons.com.
CABOT - Shirlee O’Dell Ward Kerley, 73, of Cabot went home to be with her Lord Monday, April 11, 2011. She was born June 26, 1937 to the late Luther and Nellie Hetrick Ward. In additionto her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Ray and Bill Ward. Ms. Kerley was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Jacksonville. She was a selfemployed accountant from 1959 to 1980, and worked as a Farmers Agent from 1978 to 2001. She was also owner/operator of The Master’s Touch Bookstore from 1989 to 1997. From 2001 until her death, Shirlee was an independent agent.
She is survived by her children, Tamara Page of Cabot, Tonja Wood (Dale) of Hot Springs and Todd Kerley of Beebe; a sister, Deana Stratton (Don) of Jacksonville and a brother Boyce Glenn Ward of Fort Worth, Texas. Ms. Kerley is also survived by six grandchildren, Jasen Page, Somer Johnsen, Makenna Mathis, Briana Corder, Jared Kerley and Taylor Kerley; 15 greatgrandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, as well as her beloved dog, Sadie.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, April 14, 2011 in the chapel of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Files officiating. Interment will follow at King Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home (501) 843-5816. Please sign the online guestbook at www.moorescabotfuneralhome.com.
CABOT - Linda Nelson Pena, 63, of Cabot, born January 5, 1948, passed away April 11, 2011.She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert T. and Ruby Nelson. Linda is survived by her son, Shane Hall and fiancee, Jennifer Dennis, of Cabot; her daughter, Heather Hollingshead and husband, Shawn, of Cabot; one sister, Shirley Harrell and husband, Billy, of Millington, Tenn.; one brother, Bob Nelson and wife, Sandra, of Vilonia, Ark.; one grandson, Jackson Hall; two nieces, two nephews, one great-niece and three greatnephews. Visitation is Wednesday, April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Arkansas Funeral Care Chapel, 2620 W. Main, Jacksonville. Funeral Service is Thursday, April 14 at 1 p.m. at the Chapel. Interment will be at Rest Hills Memorial Park, 7724 Landers Rd., North Little Rock. In lieu of flowers, memorials may also be made to the American Cancer Society. To sign her online guestbook, visit www.arkansasfuneralcare.com. Arrangements by Arkansas Funeral Care, (501) 982-3400.
CABOT - Sharon (Lindsey) Sullivan of Cabot died April 4, 2011. Born on July 21, 1951 to Jesse and Betty Lindsey. She is survived by her daughter, Vicky, and sisters, Debbie and Linda. A memorial will be held on April 18 from 2-4 p.m. at Woodland Station Senior Apartments Community Center. Dress is casual. Please make memorials to TKO’s Thrift Shop, 1212 S 2nd St., Cabot, Ark. 72023.
CAMDEN - Hersie Lee Green, 78, of Camden, Ark., departedthis life on April 9, 2011 at his home. He was a retired small engine mechanic. He was preceded in death by his wife, Iva Jean Gibson Green. He is survived by his sons Kelly AllenGreen of Little Rock, Ark., Clay Herren, of Hot Springs, Ark.; one brother, Otis Green of Camden, Ark.; five grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, April 16, 2011 at St. Paul Christian Church, 134 Ouachita 404, Camden, Ark. 71701, Dr. Derrick Miles, of Louisville, Ky., officiating. A visitation will be held in Little Rock, Thursday April 14, 2011 from 6-7 p.m. at Gunn Funeral Home, 4323 W 29th Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72204. (501) 660-4323. A second visitation will be held in Camden on Friday, April 15, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at St. Paul Christian Church.
CARLISLE - Geneva Raper Sullivan of Carlisle, died April 11, 2011. She was born March 30, 1936 to the late Espy and Bertha Stegall Raper. Geneva was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a great friend. She is survived by Lester Sullivan, children Joyce Mahoney, Burnice Newman, Lorrie Jones, Minnie Sullivan and Rose Sullivan, brother TJ Raper, 11 grandchildren and many greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be begin at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 13 with funeral service following at 1 p.m. in Boyd Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke. www.boydfuneralhome.net.
CLARENDON - Jasper Howton, age 15, died Sunday. Survivors, father, Cliff Howton; mother, Melissa Tillman; siblings, Jacob Howton, Jessica Howton, Christopher Howton, Hunter Howton, and Elizabeth Howton; grandparents, Louise Boyster, Dell Frakes, Bo Howton. Preceded by grandmother, Wilma Howton. Services 2 p.m., Wednesday, Bob Neal &Sons Chapel, Clarendon. Guestbook www.bobnealandsons.com.
COTTER - Timothy H. Dewey, 39, of Cotter, died April 9. Funeral service is Wednesday, April 13, 2 p.m., Twin Lakes Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Pittman officiating. Burial in Kirby’s Tucker Cemetery. Survived by wife, Leslie, son, Braiden, parents, two sisters, mother/father-in-law. Kirby & Family Funeral Home. online guestbook/obituary www.kirbyandfamily.com.
CROSSETT - Mr. Rufus “Prune” Minnieweather, 71 ofCrossett, died Thursday. Survived by his six sons, four daughters, three brothers, and six sisters. Services are Thursday at 1 p.m. at Gate Chapel AME. Burial in Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
CROSSETT - Thelma Ann White, age 65, of Crossett, Ark .,passed away on April 10, 2011. Funeral services to be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Cross Road Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow at CrossroadsCemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett, Ark. (www.jonesservice.com).
DUMAS - Ruddy C. Castaneda, 84 of Dumas, Arkansas, died, April 11, 2011. He was born December 22, 1926. Visitation held 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, Griffin Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services held 11 a.m., Thursday, April 14, Victory Baptist Church, burial in Watson Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, Arkansas.
FAYETTEVILLE - Clif Lawson, 57, of Fayetteville passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. He was born July 9, 1953, in Little Rock; the son of Wilbur Glenn and Barbara Frey Lawson. He served in the United States Navy and was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. A graduate of Fayetteville High School, Class of 1971.He attended Valencia College of Orlando, Fla., and the University of Arkansas. He started his career path as a Suntan Lotion Salesman in Florida. He then became a truck driver. The majority of his career was spent at PAM Transport in Tontitown, where he held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
He is survived by his son, Ryan Lawson, and wife, Katrina of Fayetteville; his sister, Rhonda Crouch and her husband, Robert of Fayetteville, and three nieces: Sandra Edwards of Tulsa, Okla., Stephanie Hutchinson of Little Rock, and Lindsey Geasland of Keller, Texas.
Memorial Services were held at Central United Methodist Church in downtown Fayetteville on Saturday, April 9, 2011, in the sanctuary at 10 a.m. Donations can also be made to Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale or online at http://nwacircleoflife.com/index.html. Online condolences at: www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
FLIPPIN - Joel Edward Bass, 76, of Flippin, died April 12, 2011. Celebration of Life will be at the family home on Saturday from 3-6 p.m. Survived by daughters, Tonya Byrd of Mountain Home and Teresa Rhoden of Flippin. Arrangements by Kirby & Family Funeral Home. Online guestbook/obituary www.kirbyandfamily.com.
FORT SMITH - Margaret L. Harp, 82 years of age, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011, at a local nursing home. She was born on February 14, 1929, in Houston, Texas , to Paul and Martha Danforth. She attended the University of Texas and was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She returned to school and in 1986 received a Degree in Rehabilitation Science from Arkansas Tech University in 1986 and a Master’s in Rehabilitation Science from Arkansas State University in 1988. She became an alcohol rehabilitation counselor and later taught rehabilitation science at Arkansas Tech University.
She is survived by three sons, David K. Harp and wife Sonya Howard of Fort Smith, Arkansas; Kenneth M. Harp of Jessieville, Arkansas; and James M. Harp of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Paul Danforth and wife, Ann of Hideaway, Texas; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home and a Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials may be made to Next Step Day Room, P.O. Box 3418, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72902-3418. To place online tributes visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com.
FRIENDSHIP - Blanche Irene McMahan, age 100, died March 30, 2011. Her husband, Oliver West McMahan, and daughter, Charline Elizabeth Watson, preceded her in death. Survived by daughter, Peggy Joann Short, brother, two sisters, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be at a later date. Online guest register is at www.ruggleswilcox.com.
HEBER SPRINGS - James Randal Smith, 60, passed away April 12, 2011. Sons, Randy (Heather) Smith of El Paso and Jason (Judy) Smith of Vilonia; brother, Larry Smith of Heber Springs; sister, Dixie Davis of Ward; three grandchildren. Visitation Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Olmstead Funeral Home. Graveside service Friday, 10:30 a.m., Good Springs Cemetery. www.olmstead.cc.
HOPE - Mrs. Frankie Lee Stanley, 98, Hope, passed away, Friday, April 8, 2011. Family will receive friends, 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, Brazzel/ Oakcrest Funeral Home. Service, 2 p.m., Thursday, April 14, Patmos Church of Christ, Patmos, Ark. Burial: Patmos Cemetery, Brazzel/Oakcrest The FuneralHome, Hope. Bro. Gene Jester to officiate. Online guestbook: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE - Janis M. Steinke Pfenning, 74, a Hot Springs Village resident since2005, formerly of Chandler, Ariz., passed away on April 11, 2011, surrounded by her loving family, due to complications of multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow.She was born January 15, 1937, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Felix and Marcile Steinke.
She was predeceased by her parents and her younger sister, Karen Fowke. Jan, a retired homemaker, was an active volunteer for the Casa Maria homeless shelter in Tucson, Ariz., an active supporter of pro-life activities and a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in the Village. A loving mother and wife, she enjoyed traveling, cooking, playing cards and most especially watching her kids and grandkids enjoy the hospitality of “Happy House” in Hot Springs Village.
Jan is survived by James F. Pfenning, whom she married on September 27, 1958, in Wapakoneta, Ohio. In addition, she is survived by sons Greg (Terri) Pfenning, (Courtney and Kyle) of La Habra, Calif., Kevin Pfenning of Hot Springs Village, Ark., Mark (Julia) Pfenning (Ross, Rachel and Roxanne) of Greensboro, N.C., daughters Terry (Hank) Everett (Paige and Riley) of Orange Park, Fla., and Becky (David) Turner (Garrett, Drew, Hannah and Grace) of Calgary, AB, Canada. Another grandson, Christopher Romero of Tempe, Ariz., and great grandson, Caden Turner of Calgary, also survive along with her brother, Ken (Carole) of Scottsdale, Ariz., plus a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, April 15, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Visitation will be 4 p.m., Thursday at the church with Rosary recited at 4:30 p.m. Inurment will be held at a later date in Wapakoneta,Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Odyssey Hospice or to Cancer Research. The family would like to thank Dr. Neeraj Bharany, his entire staff and the staff of NPMC for the wonderful care they provided during Jan’s treatment and hospitalization. Arrangements are by Caruth Village Funeral Home: guests may register at http://www.caruth-hale.com.
HUMNOKE - Florence M. Krisell Camp went to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 9,2011. She was 93 years old eight months and nine days. She was the oldest daughter of Dave and Willie Krisell. She was born in Morrilton, Ark. Before moving to England, Ark .,during her childhood, the family moved to the Flynn community.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one sister, a son-in-law and her husband of 57 years Harley Camp. She is survived be her children Nola Jeanne Henderson of Brookland, Ark., Claudean Pierce (Ralph) of Bellevue, Neb., Tommy Camp (Ann) of El Paso, Ark., Kathie Phillips (Gary) of Mt. Vernon, Ill., and her caregiver Melinda Henderson of Humnoke, Ark. She had 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Walton Krisell( Ella Mae) of Stuttgart; three sisters, Margartte Jackson, Edith Curton, Betty Dabbs, all of Humphrey, Ark., and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang with a trio of ladies at Stuttgart, Ark., on the radio as well as in church. She was a avid Bible reader and a Sunday School teacher for many years. Also, she was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan.
In lieu of flowers memorial can be made to Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Mexico Missions or Union Valley Cemetery. Services will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2 p.m. At Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Humnoke. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 13, from 6-9 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in England. Burial will be at Union Valley Cemetery in Coy. To view online obituary go to www.wilsonfhengland.info.
JUDSONIA - Ruth Edwards, 90, died Monday. Survivors: daughter, Arline Bright; brother, Buck Elliott; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Visitation: Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Services: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 10 a.m. at the Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Bald Knob. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery by Powell Funeral Home, Bald Knob-Judsonia. www.powellfuneralhome.net.
JUDSONIA - Glenn Doyle Tarvin, 78, of Judsonia, died Monday April 11, 2011, at his home. He was born October 24, 1932. Visitation: Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Powell Funeral Home Bald Knob. Graveside Services: Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Shady Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home Bald Knob.
LACEY - John Henry Browning, 82, of Lacey, passed awayApril 4, 2011, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was born April 7, 1928. Graveside services will be held at Oakland Cemetery, 1 p.m., Thursday, April 14. Memorials to: Lacey United Methodist Church, c/o Sherry Wallis, 2540 Prairie Rd., Monticello, Ark. 71655. Online Guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.
MENA - David Drongesen, 70, of Mena passed away Friday, April 8, 2011, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Mr. Drongesen was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Memorial services will be Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Drongesen residence, 3807 Hwy. 71 N., Mena, Arkansas.
MENA - Noel Pitts, age 62, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2011, in Board Camp. Noel was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 17, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Hampton Enterprises at the Mena Airport.
MONTICELLO - Edith Perry Chisom, 85, of Monticello, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. She was born January 19, 1926. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial in Greenhill Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m., Wednesday. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Ave., Little Rock, Ark. 72207 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.
MONTICELLO - Willie John Sanders, 74, of Monticello passed away April 12 at his home in Monticello. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home with burial in Mountain Home Cemetery in Lincoln County, Ark. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Wednesday. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.
MOUNTAIN HOME - Carol JoAnne Averill, 78, of Mountain Home died April 8. Memorial Service at Twin Lakes Baptist Church, Friday, 11 a.m. with Dr. Sam Bailey officiating. Survived by husband, Gary, one daughter, three sons, one brother, one sister, 11 grandchildren. Arrangements by Kirby & Family Funeral Home. Online obituary/guestbook www.kirbyandfamily.com.
MOUNTAIN HOME - Jerry Wayne Douglas Jr., 27, of Mountain Home, died April 9. Celebration of Life will be at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, April 16, 2 p.m. with burial in Kirby’s Tucker Cemetery. Arrangements by Kirby & Family Funeral Home. Online guestbook/obituary at www.kirbyandfamily.com.
MOUNTAIN HOME - Hester Johnson, 86, of Mountain Home died April 11, 2011. Survivors include a daughter, Erma (Bill) Brown of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., April 13, at Roller Funeral Home. Funeral services, will be 10 a.m., April 14, 2011, at Roller Funeral Home. Arrangements by Roller Funeral Home. Online guestbook:www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNTAIN HOME - Lela Mitchell, 84, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, died April 9, 2011. Survivors include: son Ron Mitchell, St. Peter’s, Missouri; a brother, Tip Perryman, Eugene, Oregon; a sister, Fannie Daugherty, Otis Orchards, Washington. Celebration of Life will be 3 p.m., Thursday, April 14, 2011, in the Roller Funeral Home Chapel. Online Guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
PINE BLUFF - Juanita Hubbard Harris, 82, of Pine Bluff, died Monday. Survivors: son, Arthur Harris (Sandra), Little Rock; brother, Glenn Hubbard, Pine Bluff; granddaughters, Bonita Adair and Rosalie Harris. Graveside services: Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Memorial Park Cemetery by Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services. There will not be a visitation. Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com.
PINE BLUFF - Mrs. Iola Martin, 91, of Pine Bluff died, Thursday, April 7, 2011. Services will be Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church by Reverend Larry C. Battles at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Southwood C Section of Graceland by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Online Register: www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.
PRATTSVILLE - Rose Lee Caple Hollinger, 92, of Prattsville, Arkansas, died Monday. Survivors: son, Max Hollinger; daughters, Theresa Holiman, Rose Marie Dunn; sister, Dollie Barker; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six greatgreat-grandchildren. Graveside: 2 p.m., Thursday, at Jacobs Cemetery. Visitation: 1 p.m. until service time also at the cemetery. Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan (870) 942-1306. www.memorialgardenssheridan.com.
SEARCY - Dorothy Hays Bellas, age 77, of Searcy was born June 5, 1933, and went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 10, 2011, after a courageous fight. She was born the daughter of Noble Brown and Modell Brown Jones both of Augusta.
Dorothy is survived by seven children, Beverly Robersonof Searcy, Brenda Blair, Terry (Pam) Hays, Tammy (Gerald) Lynch, and Rhonda Turner all of Judsonia; Monte (Tammy) Hays of Searcy and Lisa (Randy) Kieffner of Kennett, Missouri; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two on the way at the time of her death; and her sister, Bonnie England of Judsonia. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years and daddy to her eight children, Dayton Hays; a daughter, Sheila Hays; a later husband of five years, Norman Bellas; and her parents.
Dorothy was known for her love and talent for cooking and baking. She enjoyed a variety of crafts, decorating activities and gardening. She showered everyone with the fruits of her talents.She loved to travel to Branson, country music and dancing. Above all, Dorothy loved her family and taking care of all of them in so many ways. Christmas for example for such a large family only made her more excited to celebrate and express her love. She always placed the joy of others first which really was her joy. She was a member of the Salem Missionary Baptist Church of Judsonia and expressed her faith in Jesus even in her last days on earth.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Powell Funeral Home, Searcy. Funeral will be 2 p.m., Thursday at Valley Baptist Church. Interment will be in White County Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home of Searcy. www.powellfuneralhome.net.
SEARCY - Mryacal Foster, a baby boy, was born into Heaven on April 10, 2011. He will be forever cherished in the heart of his mother, Kalli Foster. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Crow Cemetery.
SEARCY - Peggy Ann Jones, age 79, of Searcy died Monday, April 11, 2011. She was born at Oceola, May 4, 1931, the daughter of John and Ruth Hampton Douglas. She attended State Teachers College, and taught school in Oceola, Back Gate and Dumas. Mrs. Jones was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church. She and her husband owned the Unpainted Furniture Store in Searcy until 2006, when the business was carried on by their daughter Robin and son-inlaw, Jamie Looney.
Surviving is her husband of 58 years, Robert Edward Jones; daughters, Melinda Holder (Bill), Cabot, Robin Looney (Jamie), Searcy; son, Eddie Jones (Dana), Searcy; brothers, George Douglass (Sally), Jonesboro and John Douglass, Oceola; grandchildren, Ruth Ann Looney, Robert Looney, who is serving his 3rd tour in Iraq, Lee Holder (Casey), Peggy Jane Holder, Emily Holder, Will Jones and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday at the 1st United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home of Searcy. www.powellfuneralhome.net.
STRAWBERRY - Bernice Kennedy Richey, 80, of Strawberry, died Monday. Survivors: husband, Maynard Richey; son, Ellis Richey; daughters, Cindy Morgan, Marilee House. Services: 6 p.m., Wednesday, Strawberry Church of Christ. Burial: Ward Cemetery in Strawberry by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville. Visitation: 4-6 p.m., Wednesday at the church. Memorials: Children’s Homes, Inc., 5515 Old Walcott Road, Paragould, Ark. 72450. Guestbook: www.rollerfunerlhomes.com.
WHITE HALL - Billy Harrison, 81, of White Hall, died April 8, 2011. Survivors his wife, Rachel Pierce Harrison; daughters, Stella Pierce, Annie Johnson, Tillie, Peggy Harrison, Tammy Stanley; four grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; sister, Stella Harrison. Funeral services 2 p.m., Thursday, Harvest Time Church-White Hall by Cranford FuneralHome of White Hall.
WYNNE - Bill Bridges, 59, of Wynne died Sunday. Survivors include wife, Betty; one son; three daughters; four brothers; four sisters; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral services Wednesday, 10 a.m. at Calvary Fellowship Church. Visitation was Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. at Thompson-Wilson Wynne Funeral Home. Interment: Bell Cemetery, Palestine. (870) 238-9400. www.thompsonwilsonfh.com.
SAN MARCOS, Texas - Martin Flint, 64, of San Marcos, Texas, formerly of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed away April 9, 2011. He is survived by wife of 42 years, Ruby Flint, son, Martin Flint Jr. (Zinal), daughters, Sherry Flint, Tanana Flint, four grandchildren, brothers, A.B.Williams, Lee Edward Flint, Riley Flint, Jerry Flint (Santeta), Curtis Flint, sisters, Carrie Kanady (Johnny), Ella (James) Austin, Rose Horton, Maxine Broughton, sister-in-law, Nozella Flint. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Los Angeles Funeral Home Chapel (1 p.m.) 300 Cheatham Street, San Marcos, Texas 78660. (512) 392-3676.
Arkansas, Pages 14 on 04/13/2011
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