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Obituaries

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published July 20, 2011 at 4:43 a.m.

OBITUARIES Information for the obituaries and funeral notices below was supplied to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Advertising Department by funeral homes.

INDEX

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, at arkansasonline.com/obituaries/.

PULASKI COUNTY

Percy M. Draper, 94, of Little Rock. Cheryl Gray, 38, of Little Rock. Shirley Lee Hale, 74, of Sherwood. George E. Kimmer, 83, of Little Rock. Leo Wesley Miller, 70, of Little Rock. Marshall Erskin Sharp, 89, of Little Rock. LaPara Nicole Washington, 35, of Little Rock. Ed Whelpley, 85, of Little Rock. L.D. Womack, 57, of Little Rock.

ELSEWHERE IN ARKANSAS

AUSTIN

Diane Lynn Palmer, 56.

BATESVILLE

Wanda Barker, 90.

BEARDEN

Barbara Sue Sparkman, 66.

BEEBE

Marvin “Jerry” Bevill, 63.

BENTON

Dixie Lee Ragland Nichols, 74.

BLUFFTON

Dewey Jo Metcalf, 46.

CABOT

Louis R. Krenn, 75.

CASH

Elsie Levopal (Gale) Thomas, 87.

CAVE CITY

Roger Wendell Cain, 79.

CLINTON

Vonnie Lee Rex, 58.

CONWAY

Jonathan Dan Hurst, 27.

DARDANELLE

Frances Aletha Callahan, 82.

DUMAS

Billy J. Kellebrew, 73.

EUDORA

Elmer E. McCoy, 82.

FORDYCE

Linda Gayle Porter Jacobs, 70.

GREENBRIER

Samuel Cohen Lawrence, 92.

GREERS FERRY

Michael Ray Landreth, 60.

HARTFORD

Basil Bud Wooton, 85.

HOPE

Denvil L. Ross, 85. Hollis Shaw, 80.

HOT SPRINGS

Lois Marie Buck, 98.

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE

Dorothy Mae Harness, 89. Paul W. Ingram, 80. Victor F. Schott Jr., 92.

JONESBORO

Bon D. Rickman, 80.

LAKE VILLAGE

Margaret V. Catalani, 76.

McRAE

Jewell LaVerne French, 82.

MENA

Dale Denver Wilhite, 87.

MONTICELLO

Roberta Allian Johns, 79.

MOUNTAIN HOME

Anna Mae Cantrell Spann, 63.

PINE BLUFF

Robert Ira Roberts, 68.

SPRINGDALE

Steve Little, 54.

STUTTGART

Kermit Montgomery, 77.

TUMBLING SHOALS

Roscoe Leslie Stanley Jr., 68.

OUT-OF-STATE

HERNANDO, Miss.

Norma Lack, 79.

FARMVILLE, Va.

Jim Kincaid, 76.

Pulaski County

PERCY M. DRAPER, 94, Little Rock, Ark., passed peacefully July 16, 2011. Survivors: children, Maria Turner, Cheryl Warden, Steven Draper, Rhonda Draper and Bryan Draper; eight grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; brother, Roscoe Draper; sister, Marie Pierce and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Family visitation: Thursday, July 21, 2011, 6-7 p.m., Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester St., LR (501) 372-1305. There will be a private graveside service at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 Maryland Ave., NLR.

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CHERYL GRAY, 38, of Little Rock passed away July 15, 2011. She leaves to cherish her memory sons, Ashton Gray of Little Rock and Marcus Fields of North Little Rock; daughter, Tyler Jones of Little Rock; father, Maurice Jones of North Little Rock; mother, Beverly Leach of North Little Rock; sister, Phyllis Ann Leach of North Little Rock and a special partner Roy Gray of Little Rock. Cheryl was a fun-loving people person that loved shopping and her church. Visitation July 22nd, 6-7 p.m. at Superior. Homegoing Celebration July 23rd, 11 a.m. at Full Counsel Metro Church, 1521 Main St., North Little Rock. Superior Funeral Services, 5017 E. Broadway (501) 945-9922. Trudean Long Brown “Providing Services Your Family Deserves.”

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SHIRLEY LEE HALE of Sherwood passed away peacefully on July 15, 2011. She was 74. Born on July 21, 1936, in Little Rock, Arkansas, she was the eldest daughter of the late J.W. and Jesse Hefner. Shirley spent the majority of her youth in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she fondly remembered swimming in Lake Ponchartrain and riding the street cars. She met the love of her life, Milas Hale, on a blind date in Danville, Arkansas. They were married on April 5, 1957, and had two sons, Milas (“Butch”) and Jay. They made their home in Sherwood, Arkansas, where they had many friends and made wonderful memories. Shirley was known for her warmth, kindness, sense of humor, volunteer work, and devotion to her friends. She had an affinity for iced tea and loved listening to Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra. She enjoyed trips to various destinations and had been everywhere from Hawaii to Israel. Her favorite places were Colorado and Lake Tahoe. She adored her family and spent as much time with them as she could. She was always fun company to her granddaughters, who spent much of their childhoods playing joyful games of hide-and-seek at her house or accompanying her on shopping trips. She also spent much of her time in Brandon, Mississippi, with her beloved sister, the late Elaine Bassett. Shirley and Elaine had an inseparable bond that they maintained throughout their lives despite living so far apart. When Elaine passed earlier this year that bond was continued with Elaine’s daughter, Kim. Shirley (known as Gran to her grandchildren) was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and devout Christian. She dearly loved the First Baptist Church of Sherwood and her Sunday school class. She remained loyal to her Wesleyan heritage. Her love knew no bounds. Her daughter-in-law Lori described her as an “example of a Proverbs 31 woman.” She will be sorely missed by those she leaves behind.

She is survived by her husband, Milas; son, Butch (Kath) and Jay (Lori); granddaughters, Jenna and Hannah (fiance Utaw Zakrzewski); niece Kim Taylor (Bill); nephew Chip Bassett; sisters-in-law Anne Hale, Beverly Stanley, and Sheila Holmes; brother-in-law, Alan Holmes (Shirley); nephew, David Dennis (Bonnie), and brother-in-law, David Hale (Sue); cousin Ann Moss (Mike); cousin, Bill Bolling (Vickie); nephew, John Hale Jr., (Terri); niece, Sue Cheshier (Doug); niece, Annette Farrar; nephew, Phillip Hale (Roberta); nephew, Patrick Hale; and niece, Peggy Hale.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Syed Mazher for his wonderful care and devotion. He simply worked miracles. The family would also like to thank the caring staff of the CCU ward of Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock. Her doctors and nurses were the best.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Sherwood. It will be conducted by Dr. Don Moore, Pastor William L. Robinson, and Brother Paul Holderfield Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Sherwood Building Fund, 701 Country Club Road, Sherwood, Arkansas 72120, or to Brother Paul’s Friendly Chapel Soup Kitchen, 116 South Pine Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114. Cremation was performed by the North Little Rock Home per her wishes. Online obituary and guest registry at www.nlrfh.com.

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GEORGE E. KIMMER, 83, of Little Rock, formerly of Batesville died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Valley Ranch Rehabilitation Center. Born, November 15, 1927, in Cushman, Arkansas, he was the son of Arthur “Pete” Kimmer and Ina Fair Kimmer and step-mother, Avo Smith Kimmer. He enjoyed car shows, lawn and gardening, woodworking, meeting and talking to people; writing stories and letters, and was always ready to tell people he was from Batesville. He loved Batesville and Independence County. George was a retired tax collector for Arkansas in Independence County and 22 years from 1974 to 1996 and served under 11 governors. He was also a member of the Arkansas Tax Collector Association. After retirement, he was remained active and volunteered at the White River Medical Center. He was a member of the Batesville Lions Club, the Moose Lodge, the River City Car Club, and AARP. He completed 50 years as a Master Mason in the Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge #10. George was the director of Emergency Services in of Independence County for 3 1/2 years. He was also a member of the Batesville Chamber of Commerce and the Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Harrison Street Church of Christ. The family wishes to express special thanks to the caring and loving staff of Valley Ranch Rehabilitation Center.

Survivors include his son, Larry Kimmer and his wife Cecile of Little Rock; one grandchild, Dr. Jill Morgan Kimmer of Little Rock; a half sister, Carolyn Keller of Cushman; and a nephew, Paul Kimmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Moser Kimmer; his parents and stepmother, Avo Smith Kimmer; a brother, Farris M. Kimmer; and a half brother, Robert Kimmer.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Roller-Crouch Chapel with Dean Fugett officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Cushman under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville. Pallbearers will be Robert Brokaw, Charles Wilson, Gary Pittman, Dr. Roy Jolley, John Barnes, Raymond Keller, Bill Miller, and Dr. Jim Lytle. Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Jones, Jackie Swaims, Sandford St. John, James Johnson, Roger Boutwell, Lee Barnes, Rick Platt and Cletus Scott.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Pulaski Heights United Methodist Television Ministry, 4823 Woodlawn Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72205; Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Avenue, Conway, Ark. 72032; or to the charity of your choice. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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LEO WESLEY MILLER, 70, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away on July 16, 2011. Survivors include: his loving wife, Shirley; daughter, Cassandra Miller; son, Terron Miller; granddaughter, Latrece Miller; god daughter, Patrice Humphrey; brother, Kenneth Miller; sister, Joyce Miller Jones; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. A celebration of Mr. Miller’s life will be on Friday, July 22, 2011, 10 a.m., at Wesley Chapel United Methodist, 1109 S. State St., LR. Interment will follow at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 Maryland Ave., NLR, Ark. Viewing: Thursday, July 21, 2011, 2-6 p.m., at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester St., LR (501) 372-1305.

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MARSHALL ERSKIN SHARP, 89, of Little Rock, passed away July 17, 2011. The family will receive friends this evening, Wednesday, July 20, from 6-7 p.m. at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.), followed by a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 21, at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501) 224-2200. Mr. Sharp’s online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.

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LaPARA NICOLE WASHINGTON, 35, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away peacefully on July 13, 2011. She was employed at JA Fair High School as the Literacy Coach.

Her loving survivors include: mothers, Rutha “Ruby” Campbell and Georgia Washington; sisters, Angela Washington, Sekeska Campbell, Keyya Daniels-Bell, Cherleena Washington, Doriane Washington and Darlene Washington; brothers, Phillip Washington, Ricky Washington, Joe Washington, Jr. and Kevin Banks; her fiance, Cupid Jackson; and a host of other loving family and friends.

A celebration of LaPara’s life will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2011, 1 p.m., at JA Fair Magnet High School Auditorium, 13420 David O Dodd Road, Little Rock, Ark. Family visitation will be held Friday, July 22, 2011, 5-6 p.m., at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester St., Little Rock, Ark. (501) 372-1305. Graveside services will be on Sunday, July 24, 2011, 12 noon, at Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Helena, Arkansas.

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ED WHELPLEY, 85, of Little Rock, formerly of Oak Island, North Carolina, passed away at Chenal Heights in Little Rock on Saturday, July 16, 2011, where he spent his last few years. “Big Ed” as he was known to his friends and family loved hunting, fishing, football and golf. He was as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was married for over 50 years to the love of his life, Marge, who he met at a USO dance while he was an 18 year old in the United States Navy. She preceded him in death in December 2003. Big Ed attended Drexel University where he studied mechanical engineering. He worked as an engineer until his retirement in 1980. He was a faithful member and attended Sacred Heart Church in Southport, North Carolina. He is survived by a daughter, Carole Clary of Columbia, South Carolina; sons, Jack Whelpley of Seattle, Washington, Bill Whelpley of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Joe Whelpley of Cape May, New Jersey; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Services will be held at a later date in Oak Island, North Carolina. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.

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L.D. WOMACK, 57, of Little Rock passed away July 17, 2011. He leaves to cherish his memory children, Katrina Womack, Alexis Burnam, Candie Butler, and Cordenay Tillman. Father Vinoes Johnson; siblings, Adam Howard, John Howard, Clayton Howard (Silvia), Darrell Barnett, Ronnie Johnson, Paula Johnson, Laura Howard, Mary Plummer (Cevell), Gracie Arnold (Garrey), Sharon Barnett; grandmother, Exie Mae Lewis; and four grandchildren. Mr. Womack will lie in state July 22nd, 1-6 p.m. at Superior. Homegoing celebration July 23rd, 11 a.m., Macedonia Baptist Church, 1723 East 3rd Street, LR. Superior Funeral Services, 5017 East Broadway, NLR (501) 945-9922. Superior Funeral Services “Providing Services Your Family Deserves.”

Arkansas

AUSTIN — Diane Lynn Palmer, age 56, of Austin, Ark., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 17, 2011. She was the loyal wife of Harrell W. Palmer for 38 years and the devoted mother of Lindsay Palmer Richardson of Beebe, Ark. She was a Registered Nurse and worked in Critical Care Nursing as well as School Nursing. She was a graduate of Baptist School of Registered Nursing in Little Rock.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Patsy Ruth Huffman Williams. She is survived by her loving father, John Lee Williams of Sherwood, Ark., and her two brothers, Robert W. Williams of Niceville, Fla., and Mark A. Williams of North Little Rock, Ark. Her biggest joy in life was spending time with her family and taking care of them. Memorial Service will be 2 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2011, at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. www.westbrookfuneralhome. com.

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BATESVILLE — Wanda Barker, age 90, of Batesville, died Monday, July 18, 2011 at Batesville. Services Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 10 a.m., Qualls Batesville Funeral Service Chapel. Burial, Sulphur Rock Cemetery with arrangements by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service. Visitation Wednesday, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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BEARDEN — Barbara Sparkman, 66, of Bearden died Monday. Visitation will be Wednesday 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Bearden. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday at Fellowship Baptist Church in Bearden. Burial at Moss Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce/Bearden. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.com.

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BEEBE — Marvin “Jerry” Bevill, 63, of Beebe, Ark., died Sunday, July 17, 2011. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Antioch Cemetery. www.westbrookfuneralhome.com.

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BENTON — Dixie Lee Ragland Nichols, 74, of Benton, died Monday July 18, 2011. She was born February 19, 1937 in Pine Bluff, Ark., to the late Leroy Edwin “Chick” and Hazel Jewell Morris Ragland. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bryant.

She is survived by her children, Teresa Nichols of St. Louis, Mo., Rick Nichols and wife Terri of Malvern and Diana Martin and husband Emory of Lonsdale; six grandchildren, Melissa Thomas and husband Craig of St. Charles, Mo., Maranda Wilson and husband Nathan of Malvern, Emory Martin and wife Tiffany of Benton, Lori Nichols of El Dorado, Matt Martin and wife Kara of Benton, David Nichols of Malvern; seven great-grandchildren, Erica, Shiler, Charlie, Ava, Jordan, Mackenzie and Mkynli; nephew, Matt Orman and wife Dusty of Bryant; and one great-nephew, Gray. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Fred Nichols and her sister, Frances Orman.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 21 at Griffin Leggett Forrest Hills Funeral Home, 10200 Hwy. 5 North, Alexander Ark. 72002, with Bro. Hammett Evans officiating. A graveside committal service will be conducted at 3 p.m. in Nichols Cemetery in Marked Tree. Serving as pallbearers will be David Nichols, Emory Martin Jr., Emory Martin III, Matt Martin, Craig Thomas & Matt Orman. Honorary pallbearers will be Nathan Wilson, Dane Wooten and Ben Balisterri. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20 at the funeral home.

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BLUFFTON — Dewey Jo Metcalf, age 46, of Bluffton, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011. Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 20 at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville, Ark.

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CABOT — Louis R. Krenn, 75, of Cabot, Ark., passed away Monday, July 18, 2011. Louis was born March 19, 1936. He was retired from State Farm. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis P. Krenn of Niagara, Wis. He is survived by his mother, Florence Dupras, an aunt, Annie Turpa; his beloved wife of 56 years, Barbara Krenn of Cabot, four sons; Butch, David, Dennis, and Chris, one daughter Debra Roper, 13 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home (501) 843-5816. Sign online guestbook at www.moorescabotfuneralhome.com.

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CASH — Elsie Levopal (Gale) Thomas, 87, of Cash passed away on Monday, July 18, 2011. Visitation and services will be Friday with visitation from 12 to 2 p.m. at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Graveside services will begin at 3 p.m. at Johnson Cemetery in Cash. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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CAVE CITY — Roger Wendell Cain, 79, of Cave City died Saturday. He was a master luthier, making banjos, dulcimers, and resophonic guitars. Survivors: wife, Pat Cain; son, Rick Cain; daughter, Kathy Clemons; six grandchildren. No services are planned. Cremation services are by Roller-Crouch McGee Funeral Home of Cave City. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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CLINTON — Vonnie Lee Rex, 58, was tragically killed in a car accident on July 12, 2011. She is survived by her daughters, Dawn Taranto and Allison Frush. Originally from Maryland, Vonnie resided in Clinton, Ark. The eternal caregiver Vonnie also leaves behind four younger sisters and a brother. Vonnie’s vivacious creativity and loving spirit will be sorely missed by all her family and friends. Her light shined so bright, it can never be extinguished.

Memorial Service will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Ark. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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CONWAY — Jonathan Dan Hurst, 27, of Conway, died, July 18, 2011. Services are 10 a.m., Thursday, July 21, 2011, at South Side Baptist Church in Damascus. Interment will follow at Spires Cemetery, in Damascus. Visitation is from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 20 at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier. On line guest book: www. rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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DARDANELLE — Frances Aletha Callahan, age 82, of Dardanelle died Monday, July 18, 2011. Survivors include numerous nephews and nieces. Cremation Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.

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DUMAS — Billy J. Kellebrew, 73, of Dumas, Arkansas, died July 18, 2011. He was born May 25, 1938, in Jenny, Arkansas, and was the son of the late Pat and Jewel Hollis Kellebrew. His parents and sister, Barbara Hogue, and granddaughter, Taylor L. Carter, preceded him in death. Mr. Kellebrew was a member of New Hope Baptist in Eudora, Arkansas. Lt. Kellebrew retired after 30 years of services with the Arkansas State Police. During his career, he was a patrol officer in Little Rock for five years, and director of the 10th Judicial Drug Task Force for three years. He also served in the United State Army.

Survivors are his wife, Joan Kellebrew, of Dumas, Arkansas; two sons, Monta (Deborah) Kellebrew and Michael Kellebrew, and a daughter, Tammy Kellebrew, all of Dumas, Arkansas; five brothers, Leonard Kellebrew of West Monroe, Louisiana, Kenneth Kellebrew of Eudora, Arkansas, James Kellebrew of Crossett, Arkansas, Don Kellebrew of Eudora, Arkansas and Bobby Kellebrew of Greenville, Mississippi and two sisters, Jane Divine of McGehee, Arkansas, and Norma Lowery of Eudora, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Nathan and Kade Kellebrew; four adopted grandchildren, Gavin, Austin, William and Anna Beth.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with Brothers Robert Norris, Monta Kellebrew and Ronnie Norris officiating followed by burial in Walnut Lake Cemetery. Memorial in memory of Mr. Kellebrew may be made to Taylor Carter Memorial Scholarship, c/o Farmer & Merchants Bank, P.O. Box 696, Dewitt, Arkansas 72042. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, Arkansas.

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EUDORA — Elmer E. McCoy, 82, of Eudora died Monday, July 18, 2011, at his Home in Eudora. He was born June 16, 1929, in Stamps, Arkansas, to Osceola McCoy and Myrtle Geneva Evans. Arrangements by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

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FORDYCE — Linda Gayle Porter Jacobs, 70, of Fordyce died Monday, July 18, 2011, at Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. She was born August 24, 1940, in Jacksboro, Texas. She was a retired police officer for the Fordyce City Police and a member of First United Methodist Church in Fordyce.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Porter and Winnie Eatherly Young. She is survived by her husband, Joe Jacobs, of Fordyce; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sonya and David Holman of Hallsville, Texas, Nancy and Ronnie Schwin of Prattsville; five grandchildren, Madison, Haley and Payton Holman of Hallsville, Texas, Jessica Schwin and Will Schwin of Prattsville.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Fordyce or to the American Cancer Society. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Fordyce with Rev. John Fimple officiating. Burial at Stoney Point Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.com.

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GREENBRIER — Samuel Cohen Lawrence, 92, died July 18, 2011. He was born on the Lawrence family homestead in Greenbrier, Arkansas, on May 11, 1919.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Lawrence and Cora Montgomery Lawrence, his wife Norma Harrington Lawrence, brother Howard Lawrence, and sister Montine Lawrence Brown. He is survived by nieces, Rosemary Hamel and Carolyn Thornton and their children, Monty Bradburn, Jenifer Hamel and Chad Thornton; and three greatgreat nieces and nephews.

Cohen was a lifelong faithful member of the Church of Christ. As a child he rode with his mother Cora in a horse drawn buggy to Guy for church services prior to joining a church they later helped build in Greenbrier. His family operated a farm on which they grew sugar cane, corn, cotton and sweet potatoes; raising their own beef and pork. The farm had a smokehouse and a blacksmith shop, which also held house moving equipment operated by his father. At the age of 12, when his father passed away, Cohen joined his mother and brother in continuing to operate the farm. Even with this responsibility, Cohen played basketball and graduated from Greenbrier High School.

For 40 years, Cohen and his brother Howard operated Lawrence Brothers House Moving Company - phone #5 - in Greenbrier. They moved hundreds of houses and other structures from the public right-of-way, as roads were expanded and interstate highways were built across the state. Cohen and Norma enjoyed traveling the United States researching the genealogy of the Lawrence, Montgomery and Harrington families. Cohen had a special sense of humor and loved to joke. One of his favorite stories was about a nurse who asked his height. He told the befuddled nurse he was five feet and eighteen inches tall. After a disabling injury in 2006, Cohen lived his last years in the home and on the family land he loved on Green Valley Drive in Greenbrier. With his gentle nature, his honesty and his desire to keep peace in his surroundings, Cohen enriched the lives of his family and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2011, at Greenbrier Church of Christ with Glen Elliott officiating. Interment will follow at Pearson Cemetery in Greenbrier. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Greenbrier, Arkansas, (501) 679-2575. On line guest book: www. rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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GREERS FERRY — Michael Ray Landreth died July 18, 2011. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Shiloh Crossroads Chapel in Greers Ferry, Arkansas. Funeral Services at the Chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011, with burial in the Shiloh Crossroads Cemetery. Family Funeral Service in charge of the arrangements. www.dwightfamilyfuneral.com.

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HARTFORD — Basil Bud Wooton, 85, of Hartford, Ark., died Sunday, July 17, 2011, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a businessman, cattleman and horseman. Basil was a Master and 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Western Arkansas Scottish Rite Bodies, the Scimitar Temple in Little Rock and the Shrine Temple. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and World War II, and served with the National Guard at Camp Robinson and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 1, Fort Smith, Ark.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21, at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Ark., with burial at Hartford Memorial Park. Viewing will be 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Survivors include two daughters, Tonya Putnum of Sparland, Ill., and Dawn Whitten of Hartford, Ark.; one son, Ronald Rick Wooton; one sister, Modena Pruss of North Little Rock; one brother, Don D. Wooten of Hot Springs; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Richie Sinks, Brent Evans, Cory Bumpers, Conner Bumpers, Tommy Norman and Ronnie Mills.

Memorials may be made to any Shriner’s Childrens Hospital. To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.mcconnellfh. com.

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HOPE — Mr. Denvil L. Ross, 85, of Hope, Arkansas, passed away July 19, 2011, in Hope, Arkansas. He was born January 7, 1926, in Hempstead County to Ernest and Mable Collier Ross. Mr. Ross was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone, a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church, a Mason, Shriner and Army Air Force veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Boswell Ross; his mother and father; four sisters, Winnie Ross, Blanche England, Catherine Means and Jewell Graham. He is survived by one son, Phil and Kay Ross of Hope, Arkansas; one daughter, Lawana Waters and Doug of Hope, Arkansas; one grandson, Brandon Waters and Jennifer of Hope, Arkansas; two step-granddaughters, Trina and John Case of Emmet, Arkansas, and Trisha Dickey of Emmet, Arkansas; two step-great-grandsons, Joshua Craig of Emmet, Arkansas, and Aaron Case of Emmet, Arkansas; two step-great-granddaughters, Kassy Case of Emmet, Arkansas, and Krissy Gosney of Junction City, Kansas.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 20, 2011, between the hours of 6-8 p.m. at Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home. Services will be Thursday, July 21, 2011 in the Oak Grove Methodist Church at 10 a.m. with Rev. Revel Kidd and Rev. Joe Miller officiating, interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Oak Grove Cemetery, c/ o Barbara Impson, 3291 Highway 278 East, Hope, Arkansas 71801. Sign our online register book at www.pharrfuneralhomes.com.

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HOPE — Mr. Hollis Shaw, 80, of Hope, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Brazzel/Oakcrest. The Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Lydesdale Cemetery (Columbia County) near Village, Arkansas, by Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope. Guestbook and complete obituary: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com.

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HOT SPRINGS — Lois Marie Buck, 98, of Hot Springs went to be with the Lord on July 17, 2011. She was born May 8, 1913, at Center Ridge, Arkansas, located in Clark County, the daughter of James Ennis and Eunice Boyd Glover. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carmie Edward Buck in 1988 and her oldest daughter, Quita Faye Buck in 1995. Lois was a lifelong member of Alpine Presbyterian Church in Alpine, Arkansas. Lois and Carmie were the owners of the Buck Grocery Store in Alpine for over forty years and Carmie served as the postmaster. She was a wonderful homemaker, loved gospel music, and most of all she was an awesome mother and grandmother.

She is survived by two sons, Edward Ray Buck (Ruby) of Forsyth, Georgia, Jimmy Max Buck (Charlotte) of Little Rock, Arkansas; two daughters, Linda Sue White (Russell) of Jackson, Tennessee, Brenda Gail Forsythe of Hot Springs, Arkansas; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21, at Alpine Cemetery Chapel with Bro. Billy Thomason and Doc Kenner officiating. Burial will be in Alpine Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia. Memorials may be made to Alpine Cemetery Fund, c/o Troy Buck, P.O. 41, Alpine, Arkansas 71920. Online guest book is available at www.ruggleswilcox.com.

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HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Dorothy Mae Harness, 89, of Hot Springs Village died July 15, 2011. Born March 26, 1922, in Dyers County, Tenn., to George and Nina Meadows. Memorial Service 11 a.m. on July 22, 2011, at Good Samaritan’s in HSV. Arrangements entrusted to CedarVale Funeral Home (501) 922-6100. Guests may register at www.atkinsonfuneralhome.net.

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HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Paul W. Ingram was born April 27, 1931, in Calvin, Okla., to Doyle and Allie Ingram. He died Friday, July 15, 2011, after a brief illness. He graduated from Henderson State University where he played basketball and baseball. He served in the U.S. Army following graduation. Paul was a forward-thinking educator whose career included teaching and coaching stints at Camden Fairview and Pine Bluff High School. He taught history and lectured without notes. Paul was an assistant coach on the underdog 1960 West All-Star basketball team that defeated a favored Don Kessinger-led East team. Prior to the game, Paul was quoted in the newspaper as saying, “We’ll whip ’em like a mule.” And they did. He was extremely proud to be a member of the coaching staff for Pine Bluff Zebra football teams that won 31 straight games and two state championships in the early to mid-1960s.

Paul moved from coaching to administration in the late 1960s, serving as principal at Pine Bluff Dial, Pine Bluff Dollarway, North Little Rock Northeast, Camden High School and Belton, Mo., High School. He returned to Arkansas to work for the State Department of Education before retiring to play golf six days a week. He went to Wal Mart on Saturdays.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle and Allie; sister, Eva (Ted) Taylor; brother, Norris and son, Mark Underwood. He is survived by his wife, Gayle of Hot Springs Village; sons, Joe (Sarah) of Little Rock and John (Barb) of Raymore, Mo.; daughter, Michelle Derby (Fred) of Fairplay, Mo.; three grandchildren, Alex Ingram of Raymore, Mo. and Jordan and Jacob Ingram of Reading, Mass.; brother, Bruce (Betty) of Hot Springs and niece, Allison Kayrouz (Jerry) of Austin, Ark.

Paul requested that there be no memorial service, but you may express condolences or share a memory of Paul at caruth-hale. com. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Arkansas Hospice St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs.

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HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Victor F. Schott Jr., 92, died July 1, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospital. Graduated from N.T.S.U. in 1942. He served in the Navy in WWII as a Lieutenant Commander. Memorial Service will be 11 a.m., July 22, 2011, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Hot Springs Village. Guests register at www.caruthhale.com.

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JONESBORO — Bon D. Rickman, 80, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel with Stan Ballard officiating. Burial will follow at Nettleton Cemetery. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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LAKE VILLAGE — Margaret V. Catalani, age 76, of Lake Village, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village. She was born May 31, 1935, in Lake Village, the daughter of the late T.A. Williams and Rhonda Mills Williams and was a homemaker and a member of Faith Fellowship Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Catalani; by four brothers, Jarvis, Buster, Ollie and Raymond Williams; four sisters, Bessie Hensley, Zelma Dobbs, Emma Stambaugh and Inez Poole. Survivors are two daughters, Kathy and husband Jeffery Childers of Lake Village and Rhonda and husband David McNemar of Lake Village; a sister, Katherine Mills of Lake Village; grandchildren and greatgrandchildren are Robert and Callie McNemar and son Cooper; John and Amanda McNemar and children Iain, and Ella Grace; Kimberly Cingolani and Freddy Weeks; Bubba Cingolani and children Ani and Holden.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bishop Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Faith Fellowship Church in Lake Village with Bro. Steve Trexler officiating. Burial will follow in Jenny Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

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McRAE — Jewell “LaVerne” French, 82, of McRae, Arkansas, was born April 3, 1929, at McRae to Noble and Jewell (Gilbert) Wisdom, and she died Monday, July 18, 2011. She was a longstanding active member of McRae First Baptist Church. She loved to travel and did so extensively in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. LaVerne was also an avid crafter and reader and was a volunteer in the White County Medical Center gift shop.

She is survived by her son, Gilbert French and wife Pat of Martinez, California; daughter, Pamela French of McRae; three grandchildren, Alfred Hibler, Michelle Nesbitt and Deacon French; five great-grandchildren, Christian, Jacob, Drew, Paul and Kaitlin; brother, Bunny Lee Wisdom of Baytown, Texas; and sister, Dixie McAfee and husband Paul of Beebe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin, and her parents.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at McRae First Baptist Church, with burial in Lebanon Cemetery. www.westbrookfuneralhome.com.

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MENA — Mr. Dale Denver Wilhite, age 87, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, at his home. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 21, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel. Interment will follow at Concord Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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MONTICELLO — Roberta Allian Willcox Johns, 79, of Monticello, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011. She was born May 24, 1932, in Bartlesville, Okla. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel. Burial in Andrews Chapel Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Online guestbook www. stephensondearman.com.

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MOUNTAIN HOME — Anna Mae Cantrell Spann, age 63, of Mountain Home, died Monday. Funeral Service: 10 a.m. Thursday, Roller Chapel. Interment: Arkana Cemetery. Survivors: husband: Phillip E. “Red” Spann; children: Jody Cantrell, Kathy Hellums, Patty Cantrell; two brothers; one sister; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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PINE BLUFF — Robert Ira (Pappaw) Roberts, age 68, of Pine Bluff died Monday, July 18, 2011. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Macedonia Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. (870) 325-6216. Online condolences at www. buiefuneralhome.com.

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SPRINGDALE — Steve Little, 54, of Springdale, passed away July 14, 2011, in Springdale. Steve was born October 2, 1956, in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from Jacksonville High School and attended the University of Arkansas.

He is survived by his son Keegan Austin Little of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his father, Billy Joe Little of Jacksonville; his mother, Carolyn Yancey Kent of Jacksonville; and his sisters Cheryl Davis of Springdale and Donna Prince of Sherwood. He is also survived by five nieces and nephews, Kerry Davis, Kevin Davis, Catherine Harper, Jacob Prince and Nina Prince; and three great-nephews. Additionally, Steve is survived by members of Keegan’s family; Keegan’s mother, Lisa Kessler and aunt, Jensi Kessler of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Keegan’s uncle and aunt, Henry and Donna Kessler and cousin, Jessica Kessler of Little Rock; and uncle, Calvin Milam and cousins, Emily and Hank Milam of Cabot. Steve was preceded in death by Keegan’s aunt Amelia Milam.

Steve worked as an independent contractor and enjoyed football and fishing. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, in the Chapel of Circle of Life Hospice Home, 901 Jones Road, Springdale. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Circle of Life. Online condolence can be made at www.bentoncountyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Benton County Funeral Home, 306 N. 4th Street, Rogers.

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STUTTGART — Kermit Montgomery of Stuttgart, Arkansas, passed away on July 10, 2011. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2011, from 5-6 p.m. and funeral services will be held on Friday, July 22, 2011, at 10 a.m. Both services will be held at Bethel AME Church, 201 East 16th Street, Stuttgart, Ark. 72160. Professional Services have been entrusted to C.D. Ross Funeral Home, 416 W. 5th St., Stuttgart, Ark. 870-673-0416.

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TUMBLING SHOALS — Roscoe Leslie Stanley, Jr., 68, of Tumbling Shoals, Ark., died July 17, 2011. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21, at Young’s Chapel in El Dorado, Ark. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Young’s. www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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HERNANDO, Miss. — Norma Lack, 79, of Hernando, Miss., passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, in Memphis, Tenn. Visitation will be Wednesday, 9 a.m. at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning. Service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery near St. Francis. Online condolences: www.ermertfuneralhome.com.

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FARMVILLE, Va. — Jim Kincaid of Farmville passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2011, at his home. He was born October 23, 1934, in Houston, Texas, to the late Herbert and Ethel Schulze.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Catherine W. Kincaid; brother, William H. Schulze Sr. of Arkansas; daughter, Carolyn Kincaid-Anderson, son-in-law, Rob Anderson, and adored granddaughter, Tra My Anderson of Farmville.

A native of Arkansas, Jim Kincaid served as a correspondent for ABC News covering such stories as the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, and Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance. In 1974, Kincaid was honored with the Peabody Award for his coverage of the Buffalo Creek disaster in West Virginia. Kincaid later became an icon in Hampton Roads media, serving as news anchor for WVEC-TV 18 years. He closed his WVEC newscasts each night with a personal note. These notes were later compiled into a series of books including Notes to My Friends.

A reception for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, July 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kincaid home in Farmville. Contributions may be made to the Southside SPCA, P.O. Box 66, Meherrin, Va. 23954. Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is assisting with the arrangements. www.puckettfh.com.

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