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This article was published March 18, 2011 at 3:35 a.m.

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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


Ansley Reece Alderman, infant, of Mabelvale.

Sharon Ann Applewhite, 63, of Jacksonville.

Donald Ray Bougher, 74, of North Little Rock.

Pauline “Polly” Davenport, 87, of Maumelle.


AUSTIN Bonnie Marie Coiner, 88.

BATESVILLE Lisa Lumpkin Davidson, 47.

BIGELOW Thomas Jerrell Oaks Jr., 44.

BLYTHEVILLE Homer L. Connell, 87.

BRADFORD Dorthy Mae Eads, 84.

CABOT Rodney Wayne Brown, 52.

Emma Jean Spence, 82.

John Rick Witcher Jr., 63.

CAMDEN Fred Carey Russell, 84.

CAVE CITY Othel Johnson, 90.

CONWAY Evelyn Sophie Bell Gatewood, 88.

Milton Frank Horton, 65.

Bobbye Kreulen, 93.

Corey D. Wallace, 32.

DERMOTT Ashley Nicole Moore, 28.

EL DORADO Margie Marie Whiddon, 91.

ENGLAND Harlen Franklin Castleberry, 62.

FOREMAN David Charles Harrison, 51.

FORT SMITH Greg T. Karber, 58.

FRANKLIN Aubrey Tildon Herron, 91.

GURDON Mary Maxine Crews, 83.

HAMBURG Charles L. Langley, 74.

HOT SPRINGS Verda Vi Foster Moore, 88.

HOUSTON James P. Yielding, 46.

JONESBORO Harold Schisler Smith, 92.

LEWISVILLE Loretta Gray Plafcan, 79.

MALVERN Anis Fae Parker Loyd, 86.

Myra (Collie) Pearson, 63.

MANCHESTER Andrea Y. Grauerholz Wilson, 44. MAYFLOWER Essie Lee Williams, 83.

McCRORY Ruby L. Gaston Plummer, 65.

MONTICELLO Larkin Brown, 82.

MOUNTAIN HOME George “Ralph” Eubank, 94.

PINE BLUFF Melzener “Sue” Pool Bacon, 72.

Mathews Drumgoole Jr., 62.

Samuel E. Eifling, 75.

Jerry G. Horne, 78.

Marcus G. “Doc” Mays, 88.

Wayne Arlice Morris, 75.

Rodney O’Neal Tyson Jr., 12.

Riley “Catman” Gene Williams, 71.

PRIM Ernie Wayne Hipp, 63.

ROSSTON Vonnie Cornelius, 75.

RUSSELLVILLE Joe Dale Bradley, 58.

SEARCY Danny Clegg, 59.

STUTTGART Clint C. Browley, 80.

TRUMANN Marilyn Pineda, 72.

ULM Linda Davidson Martin, 58.

WARREN Samuel McFadden Leslie Sr., 85.

WEST MEMPHIS Elton M. Arnett, 90.



Stacy Lynn Mennini Pieri, 44.

CHICAGO Daisy Watts, 101.


Arthur C. Nutzhorn, 89.

SHREVEPORT Jane Newman McDonald, 78.

EAGAN, Minn.

Christopher Allen Marg, 30.


Don Tims, 59.


Ruth Olson, 89.

Marjorie Lee Holland, 88.


Donald Eugene Rhodes Jr., 60.

Pulaski County

ANSLEY REECE ALDERMAN was born on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at 9:56 a.m. to her parents, Louis and Cassie Alderman, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. She weighed 1 lb. and 3 oz. and was 12 inches long. Ansley’s family was blessed with her for an hour before she went to her heavenly home at 10:55 a.m.

Ansley was deeply loved by her mommy and daddy; her grandparents, Michael and Kathy Treadway, Lawrence and Elizabeth Alderman; aunt, Tonja Treadway; her aunt and uncle, Simon and Cindy Alderman; and her cousins, Nash Sandefur and Rebekah Smith.

Ansley will always remain her parents’ precious angel and they willhold her again in Heaven one day.

Arrangements made by Roller-Owens Funeral Home, (501) 791-7400. Private interment.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, #1 Children’s Way, Little Rock, Ark. 72202. Online guestbook


SHARON ANN APPLEWHITE, age 63, died March 15, 2011.

She is survived by her children, Kelly Wall, Joseph Cash, Briley (Taud) Charette, Ray Brazzell, James (Cristal) Brazzell; one sister, Pam Howard; grandchildren, Zachary, Jason, Justin and Joshua Holt, Nikki Martin, Jonathon and Nikki Bailey, Tristan Wall, Cheyanne and Taud Jr. Charette, and Gavin and Kasey Sutter; and six great-grandkids.

Memorial Services are 2 p.m. Friday, March 18 at Gateway Fellowship Church. Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke. Guest book,


DONALD RAY BOUGHER, 74, of North Little Rock passed awayWednesday, March 16, 2011. Don was born July 31, 1936, in Alix, Ark., to Johnny and Ethel Bougher.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lula Joyce; his mother, Ethel Bougher ofClarksville; his sister, Laura Harlis of Big Pine, Calif.; three sons and three daughters, Kenneth Ray Bougher of El Dorado, Debra Barnes of Fort Worth, Texas, Billy Ray Bougher and Sharon Setterman, both of Burlington, Wis., Joyce Moody of Little Rock, and Jamie Ray Bougher of North Little Rock; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation for friends and family will be at Huson Funeral Home in Sherwood, Ark., on Friday, March 18, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. Graveside Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Oakland-Fraternal Cemetery in Little Rock. Sign an online guest book at


PAULINE “POLLY” DAVENPORT, 87, of Maumelle went to be with herLord, Thursday, March 17, 2011, at 12:30 a.m. She was born Sept. 14, 1923, to Henery and Nettie Alexander. She was a member of Day Spring Baptist Church.

She is survived by her twodaughters, Glenda Penn of Dyer, Tenn., and Dalette McFatridge and husband Raymond of North Little Rock; four grandchildren, Dana Penn of Dyer, Tenn., Sheila Rollins and husband Ron of Norman, Okla., Dennis McFatridge and wife Sherry of Redfield, and Steve McFatridge of Redfield; four great-grandchildren, Courtney Henderson and husband Jordan of Moore, Okla., Brittany McFatridge of California, Brandon Prock of Norman, Okla., and Haley McFatridge of Redfield; and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Herman Davenport.

The family would like to thank Maumelle Health and Rehabilitation and Odyssey Hospice for taking care of her.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Ward and Rev. Ronnie Rudd officiating. Burial will be in Riverwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Fridayat the funeral home, 1921 Main St., 758-1170. Online obituary and guest registry at


AUSTIN - Bonnie Marie Coiner, age 88, of Austin, passed away March 16, 2011. She was born in Newport to the late Earl and Rosie Ellen Goodman.

She is also preceded in death by two sons, Robert Currier and Jacky Currier; two daughters, Katie Marie Ewing and Margaret Louise Bennett; three sisters Ruby Talley, Tiney Goodman and Alene Barnes; and one brother, Junior Goodman. She is survived by five children, Mary Brimer of Ward, Debra Mullins (Tony) of Beebe, Rosemary Dunn (Eddy) of Austin, Linda Munholin (Scott) of Cabot and Evelyn Jan Stagner of Cabot; one sister, Iney Crutchfield of Searcy; 29 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; 16 greatgreat-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild Pacer; along with many other family members and dear friends.

Visitation will be 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Friday, March 18, 2011. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Church in Ward with interment immediately following at Old Austin Cemetery in Ward. To send online condolences visit Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot (501) 941-7888.


BATESVILLE - Lisa Lumpkin Davidson, 47, of Batesville, died Wednesday. Survivors: father, Jerry Lumpkin, Sr.; son, Andrew Davidson; daughters: Riley Davidson, Andrea Davidson; brother, Jerry Lumpkin Jr.; sister, Rebecca Coburn. Services: 2 p.m., Saturday, Roller-Crouch Chapel, Batesville with private burial to follow. Visitation: 5-6 p.m., Friday at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home, Batesville.


BIGELOW - Thomas Jerrell OaksJr., age 44 of Bigelow, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011. He was born August 25, 1966, in Morrilton, Arkansas, to Thomas Jerrell Oaks, Sr. and Betty Ann Menard. He was a Navyveteran and a construction sub-contractor.

Other than his father and mother survivors include his wife, Angela Rankin Oaks of Bigelow; mother, Sandra Leibfritz of Little Rock; two sons, Kyle Thomas Oaks of Warren, Ohio, and Nicholas Michael Oaks of Bigelow; two daughters, Jessica Marie Oaks of Warren, Ohio, and Amanda Oaks of Perryville; brothers, John Wesley Oaks and Clayton Paul Oaks both of Bigelow; sisters, LeaEllen Read of Jacksonville and Brandi K. Oaks of Little Rock; grandson, Brody Michael Oaks of Paron; step-children, Beth Angela Lynn Warren, Gregory Michael Stivers and Timothy Dane Stivers all of Perryville; and stepgrandchild, Jayden Marie Warren of Perryville.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Bigelow Baptist Church with Bro. Fred Oaks officiating. Burial will be at Volman Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the funeral home. Online guestbook:


BLYTHEVILLE - Homer L. Connell, 87, of Blytheville passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday at Cobb Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home.


BRADFORD - Mrs. Dorthy Mae Eads, 84, of Bradford, Ark. died March 16, 2011. She was born March 15, 1927, in White County, Ark.

She is survived by four daughters, Dr. Lou Ann Eads, Martha Britton and husband, Dewayne, Sharon Johnson and husband, Gary, Debra Eads; two sons, Lloyd Eads and wife, Carol, Randy Eads; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Willard Hickman Eads.

Visitation will be Friday, March 18, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. at the Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Bradford, Ark. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 19, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Will Brodt officiating. Interment will follow at Eads Family Cemetery inBradford, Ark. Arrangements entrusted to Bradford Funeral Home of Bradford, Ark.


CABOT - Rodney Wayne Brown, age 52, of Cabot, Arkansas, lost hisbattle with cancer on March 16th, 2011. He was born on April 28th, 1958, in Hartselle, Alabama. After graduating High School from Sylvan Hills in 1976, Rodney worked as a Specialist for McLain untilhe was forced to retire due to disabilities. He attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Rodney is survived by his mother, Faye Hogan-Tockman, and husband Richard of Cabot; father, Bobby Ray Brown and wife Vera of Scott; sister, Pam Roberts and husband Garry of Sherwood; daughter, Nikki Chambers and husband Bryon of Benton; son, Dustin Brown of Cabot; grandchildren, Tyler Brown, Braden and Jenner Chambers; two nieces and one great-niece; caregiver and friend DeWayne Lum of Huttig; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be March 18th, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. at the church and Funeral Services March 19th, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Cabot, Arkansas. Place of interment to be Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorial funds are welcome to Baptist Hospice, 11900 Colonel Glenn Rd., Suite 2000, Little Rock, Ark. 72210. Funeral arrangements provided by Thomas Funeral Service, 713 S. Second St., Cabot, Ark. 72023.Send online condolences to Rodney was a beloved son, brother, father, uncle and friend.


CABOT - Emma Jean Spence, 82, of Cabot passed away Thursday,March 17, 2011. She was born January 12, 1929, to the late Homer and Minnie Fortson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Smith, and brother Jim Forston. She is survived by her husband, Guy Spence; four children, Lindy Smith, Harold Smith, Diane Mayhair and Donna Callison, all of Cabot; seven grandchildren, Jerri Sue Elder, Leanne Johnson, Doug and Joey Mayhair, Kenny and Jeff Smith and Janelle Jobe; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She is also survived by one brother, Pete Fortson of Cabot, and two sisters, Freda Johnson of Jacksonville and Alta Lemay of Cabot.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011, in the chapel of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home with Brother Tom Heffner officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Friday 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


CABOT - John R. Witcher Jr., 63, of Cabot, Arkansas, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011. He was born September 15, 1947, to John R. Witcher Sr. and Joy Faye Ray Witcher. He was preceded in death by his brother Doyle Witcher. Mr. Witcher was an avid horseman and enjoyed hunting. He is survived by his wife, Inga Von Witcher; two children, John Richard Witcher III of New Hill, North Carolina, and Michelle Lance of Cabot, Arkansas; one sister, Carolyn Storey of Sacramento, California; one brother, Larry Witcher of Cabot, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Rebecca Williams, Michael and Matthew Libby, and Jessica, Mia and Lily Witcher. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Thursday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Ronald McDonald House. Arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home (501) 843-5816. Please sign the online guestbook at


CAMDEN - Fred Carey Russell, 84, died Thursday at National Park Hospital, Hot Springs. Funeral service 2 p.m., Saturday at Cullendale First Baptist Church, burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m., Friday at Proctor Funeral Home. Memorials to Cullendale First Baptist Church Building Fund. To sign online guest register visit


CAVE CITY - Othel Johnson, 90, of Cave City, died Wednesday. Survivors: sons: Gene Johnson, Jim Johnson, and J.T. Johnson; sister: Ola Mae Miller; four grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; three great-greatgrandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m., Saturday at Maxville Cemetery,Cave City. Visitation: 6-8 p.m., Friday, Roller-Crouch-McGee Funeral Home in Cave City. Guestbook:


CONWAY - Evelyn Sophie Bell Gatewood, 88, Conway departed this life March 15. Survivor, son, John Flakes. Funeral services 11 a.m., Saturday, Zion Temple CME Church, Menifee, Ark. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Friday Jones Chapel AME Church, Conway. Interment Menifee Community Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, Conway. 327-1124.


CONWAY - Milton Frank Horton, 65, of Conway, Ark., Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Conway Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday, March 18, 2011 at Moorhead Baptist Church at 10 a.m. with burial to follow in Indianola City Cemetery.

Burton Funeral Home of Indianola is in charge of arrangements.


CONWAY - Bobbye Kreulen (Roberta Frances Hudgens HarrisonKreulen) passed away peacefully of natural causes the morning of March 16, 2011 as a priest completed the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick in Conway, Ark. Bobbye was the oldest of four childrenborn to Calvert John and Corynne (Jenkins) Hudgens in Little Rock on Christmas Day, 1917.

Bobbye was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Leon Harrison in 1951 and her second husband Lt. Col. Herman Piet Kreulen in 1995, as well as her daughter Roberta Harrison Jucas, stepson Mike Kreulen, her parents, brother Gerald Vaugine Hudgens and sister Juanita Hudgens Halsey. Bobbye is survived by her children Francis Leon Harrison II and wife Chartene of Hockley, Texas; Gerald J. Harrison and wife Lib of Conway; son-in-law, John Jucas and wife Suzanne of El Dorado; Lynn Kreulen of Yakima, Wash.;Piet Kreulen Jr. and wife Deborah, formerly of Little Rock; and Patrick Kreulen and wife Teresa of Poplar Bluff, Mo., as well as her brother, Calvert John Hudgens Jr. and wife Aggie of Olive Branch, Miss.

Bobbye was a lifelong Catholic, growing up in the neighborhood surrounding Holy Souls Catholic Church in Hillcrest. She was the valedictorian of her graduating class from Mount St. Mary’s where she was a member of the Belles Basketball team. Bobbye graduated from Little Rock Junior College and then married her high school sweetheart, Francis “Tootie” Harrison. She was employed by the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock from 1951-1963, serving as the executive assistant to Monsignor John M. Bann and Bishop Albert L. Fletcher. After Tootie’s death in 1951, she cared for her three young children with the help of her parents and siblings. Bobbye served one term on the Pulaski County quorum court in the 1950s. In 1963, Bobbye found her second chance at happiness when she met and married Lt. Col. Herman Piet Kreulen. Theyenjoyed 32 years of marriage and loved traveling and spending weekends in Lake Hamilton at the “Bee Hive.” She was a founding member of Christ the King Catholic Church where she was active with the Rosary Club, Prime Timers & Adoration. Bobbye and Piet volunteered at St. Vincent’s Infirmary for many years together.

After Piet’s death, Bobbye continued to volunteer until 2004 when her eyesight made it difficult for her to travel. Bobbye loved to dance, grow flowers, play bridge, say her rosary, and sip on a good highball. She adored her family and was fiercely proud of her Arkansas heritage, dating back to the 1700s when Captain Don Joseph Valliere first commanded the Arkansas post. Her grandchildren gave her immense pleasure and she treasured many moments with them all.

She leaves behind her memories to 17 grandchildren and their respective spouses as well as 26 greatgrandchildren. Her grandchildren are Pam Felcman and husband David ofKaty, Texas; Frank Harrison and wife Paige of Madison, Miss.; Donald Harrison and wife Karen of The Woodlands, Texas; Jennifer Harrison of Austin, Texas; Heather Mainord and husband Bill of Conway, Ark.; Joe Harrison and wife Wendy of Conway, Ark.; Michael Harrison and wife Heather of Conway, Ark.; Kerry Baldwin and husband Clay of Cabot, Ark.; Tracy Eddy and husband John of Little Rock, Ark.; Piet Kreulen and wife Angie, of Tulsa, Okla.; Cody Kreulen and fiancee Heather of Little Rock; Kelly Stadler and husband Randy of Yakima, Wash.; Ben Jackman and wife Tina of Yakima, Wash.; Kyle Kreulen and wife Heather of Benton, Ark.; Jennifer Barrier of Collierville, Tenn.; Jake Kreulen of Little Rock; and Ben Kreulen and wife Bobbi of Suisun City, Calif.

Visitation and Vigil Service with Rosary will be held Friday, March 18 at 6 p.m. in the evening at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, Ark. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m. in the morning at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church located at 1115 College Avenue in Conway. Father John Marconi, Pastor of St. Joseph’s will be the celebrant. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock.

The Famly will be at Christ the King Family Life Center following the burial service. Donations may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church, 4000 North Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock, Ark. 72212, in memory of Bobbye Kreulen. A special thank you to all of the caregivers at Heritage Living Center in Conway for their devotion and care to our beloved Mom, Gran, and Sister. Online guestbook:


CONWAY - Corey Wallace, 32, of Conway, formerly of Lake Village, died Saturday. Survivors: wife, Ashanti Wallace; one son, Amaurey Wallace, two daughters, Courtney Wallace and Noelle Jackson; his mother, Sherry Matthews, four brothers and one sister. Funeral services: 2 p.m., Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Central Community Baptist Church in Lake Village. Burial: Little Greenland Cemetery by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.


DERMOTT - Ashley Nicole Derryberry Moore, 28, of Dermott, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was born March 20, 1982 in Monticello. Graveside service will be 10 a.m., Saturday at Tillar Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Online guestbook


EL DORADO - Margie Marie Whiddon, 91, of El Dorado, died on March 16, 2011. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday, March 18, at Young’s. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, March 19, at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Park under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.


ENGLAND - Harlen Franklin Castleberry, also known as “Hard Rock” or Rock” passed away March 16, 2011. He was a resident of Mid-South Health Facility in Jonesboro. He was born May 4, 1948 in Little Rock, the son of the late Ardith and Irma Glenn Castleberry. Over the years, he had worked at Riceland Foods, Fred Gordon Drilling Company, and area farms and gins. He loved to hunt, fish, raise dogs, and to tell a story or two.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Janette Gammel whom he dearly loved, and his nephew Randy Lynn Gammel with whom he shared the same birthday. Survivors, include his uncle Bill Glenn of Little Rock, aunt, Joy Tubb, niece, Angela Gammel, brother-in-law, Garlin Gammel, great-nephew, Cody Gammel of Redfield, double cousins, Gary Castleberry and Debra Sebourn, all of England. Harlen also has many cousins as well as many friends from England, Humnoke, Seaton Dump, and Carlisle.

Funeral Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20 at Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke. Burial will follow in Union Valley Cemetery. Visitation, Saturday, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online guest book,


FOREMAN - David Charles Harrison, 51, of Foreman, Ark., died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Texarkana, Texas. Mr. Harrison was born May 22, 1959, in Ashdown, Ark. He attended the Episcopal Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Harrison. Survivors include his father, Charles R. Harrison of Foreman, Ark.; one daughter, Caitlin Harrison of Hamburg, Ark.; one sister, Jane Catherine Gauldin of Springfield, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Madden Funeral Home, Ashdown, Ark.


FORT SMITH - Greg T. Karber, 58, of Fort Smith, died March 15, 2011, inFort Smith. Greg has practiced Law for three decades, and was known for taking cases other lawyers did not want, or understand, and that judges did not like to hear. He was a 1974 Graduate of the University ofArkansas, he received his Masters in Public Administration in 1975 from the University of Arkansas, he attended Oxford University Law School and was also a 1978 graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law in Little Rock, where he received seven Top Paper Awards, graduated 2nd in his class, and went on to score the “Top Paper” on the Arkansas Bar Exam.

He was a member of the Sebastian County Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He was the City Attorney and Prosecutor for the City of Barling, Ark. He was a member of ACLU and received the ACLU Lawyer of Year Award and Boss of the Year from the Sebastian County Legal Secretaries Association. In addition to being a World Class Fly Fisherman, Greg is soon to be the Best Selling Author of “Bobby Joe Burns, Gigsy and God: Stories from Earth.”

He is survived by his mother, Joyce and husband Ralph Wilson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; son, Greg Karber Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif.; Sherri Karber and Norman Wilkinson of Fort Smith; Jennifer Karber and her son Shaw Wilson of Fort Smith; three brothers, Stan Karber of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Phil Karber and wife Joellen Lambiotte of Cambridge, Mass., and Kent Karber and wife Jenny of Colorado Springs, Colo. He was preceded in death by his father John M. Karber Jr. and brother, John M. Karber, III.

Memorial service will be Saturday, March 19, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the Roebuck Chapel of First United Methodist Church. Services and Cremation are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mark Rumsey, Reece Jaber, Bill Higgins, Kemp Skokos, Leon Marks, Greg Smith, Brad Jesson, Mike Williams, Bill Pierce, Robert Moxley, and Norman Wilkinson, the Sebastian County Bar Association and the Barling Police Department. The family will greet friends at Edwards Funeral Home on Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, 904 West 2nd Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72201 To sign an online guestbook visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.


FRANKLIN - Aubrey Tildon Herron, 91, of Franklin, Ark., passed away March 16th. He was born October 29, 1919, in Myron, Ark. He was preceded in death by his wife Eliza Ruth Wolf. Survived by his daughter, Pat Jones. Services are private. Arrangements by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway. Online guestbook:


GURDON - Mary Maxine Crews, age 83, of Gurdon went to be with Jesus on March 15, 2011. She was a member of Beech Street Baptist Church. Her husband of 46 years, James A. Crews, brother, Charles Newman and stepmother, Ocelene Newman all preceded her in death.Survivors are three daughters, Linda Ramos (Jacinto); Marilyn Parker (Terry) both of Benton, Arkansas, Julie Ledbetter of Bauxite, Arkansas; one son, Boyd King of Curtis, Arkansas; two brothers, T.W. Newman, Andy Dale Newman; six sisters, Cleona Hays, Louise Collins, Bertie Mallet, Glenda Roberts, Barbara Ellis and Velva Jane all of Jasper, Texas; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a very special cat, Egie. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 18th, at Rose Hedge Cemetery by Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia. Online guest register is available at


HAMBURG - Charles Lavern Langley, age 74, of Hamburg, Ark .,passed away on March 16, 2011, at Ashley County Medical Center. He was born on April 5, 1936, in Hot Springs, Ark., to his parents, Henry L. and Elizabeth Vurnal Hodges Langley. Mr. Langley graduated from Magnolia High School in 1955 and had been a Lab Tech for Georgia Pacific. He enjoyed fishing and camping. Mr. Langley was a member of Gardner Baptist Church of Hamburg. He was a teacher of the Bible and ministered the Gospel of Christ to others.

Mr. Langley was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dovie Laggett; and two brothers, R.C. and Odell Langley. Survivors include: his wife, Hazel Dean Langley of Hamburg, Ark.; one son, Steve Langley of Parker, Colo.; one daughter, Wendy Ritchie of Russellville, Ark.; five grandchildren, Gavin Langley, Justin Langley, Stephen Langley, Chad Harris, Kara Ritchie; and two great-grandchildren, Jason Ritchie and Jordan Langley.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Unity Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett, Ark. (www.jonesservice. com). Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


HOT SPRINGS - Verda Vi Foster Moore, 88, of Hot Springs, Ark., and formerly of Little Rock died March 16, 2011. Born April 10th, 1923, in Caglesville, Ark., to Harrison Ott and Mattie Foster, Verda lived and worked most of her life in Arkansas. She worked for American Airlines before going to work at ARKLA, from which she retired.

Verda was preceded in death by her parents Harrison Ott and Mattie Foster; brothers, Albert, James and Earl; sister, Flora Mae Peters; and step-mother, Clara Foster. She is survived by her sister Nancy Hathcock of Hot Springs; sister-in-law, Wanda Foster of Russelville; and two step-sisters, Ruth Lem and Kiness Rye; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2011, at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander with Bro. Joe Campbell officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday evening, March 17th, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047). The family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Hot Springs. Online guestbook


HOUSTON - James P. “J.P.” Yielding, 46, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Graveside Services will be 10 a.m.Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bigelow by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Online guestbook:


JONESBORO - Harold Schisler Smith, 92, of Jonesboro died Wednesday morning at his home. He was born in Jonesboro and had lived most of his life here. He had lived at Lake Norfork after his retirement for 17 years where he loved to fish. One of his favorite things to dowas to drive the boat while his wife, Marian, skied.

Mr. Smith had served as a Captain in the U.S Army during World War II. He was retired from insurance sales and was extremely active in community service wherever he lived. He was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church throughout his life. Mr. Smith enjoyed life and loved his family very much.

He is survived by his daughters, Pat and Joe Ed Smith, Little Rock, Sara Wright, Sheridan; grandsons, Brian and Gayla Smith, Chad and Jenna Smith, Scott and Aileen Williams, Todd Williams, Mark and Rebecca Smith, Jason Smith; and six greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Marian Smith; son and daughter-in-law, Hal T. and Susan Smith; his parents, Howard and Laura Schisler Smith; sisters, Evelyn Wyatt and Joyce Powell; and son-in-law, David Wright.

A memorial service will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Chapel with Rev. John Miles and Rev. Patty Soward officiating. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery. Emerson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Smith’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Friendship Sunday School Class, Fourth Quarter Club of First United Methodist Church, and Dr. Rick Tate. Visitation will be Friday, 10-11:30 a.m. at Emerson Funeral Home.

For lasting memorials, the family asks that consideration be given to First United Methodist Church, 801 S. Main, Jonesboro, Ark. 72401.


LEWISVILLE - Loretta Gray Plafcan, age 79, of Lewisville, Ark., passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Mrs. Plafcan was born June 22, 1931, in Lewisville, Ark., to David B. and Zora Smith Gray. Mrs. Plafcan was a member of First Baptist Church in Lewisville, Ark., retired from Lewisville Water Department and a homemaker.

Mrs. Plafcan was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert M. Plafcan; her son, Mike Plafcan; and her brother, David Gray Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Upton of Little Rock, Ark.; her son, Jerry Plafcan and wife Penny of Buckner, Ark.; her daughter-in-law, Glenna Plafcan of Lewisville, Ark.; her brother, Lloyd Gray and wife Sally of Cardiff, Calif.; her grandchildren, Laura Upton of Anaheim, Calif., Alex Plafcan of Russellville, Ark., Rachel Plafcan of Magnolia, Ark., Austin Plafcan of Buckner, Ark., Brian Plafcan of Lewisville, Ark., and Carole Smith of Genoa, Ark.; her great-grandchildren, Kaleigh Williams of Magnolia, Ark., Drew Plafcan of Lewisville, Ark., andTy Smith of Genoa, Ark.; and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Wilson Cemetery with Bro. Mike Turner officiating under the direction of Smith Funeral Homes in Stamps, Ark. Family will be accepting friends on Friday, March 18, 2011, after 5 p.m. at 223 W. 13th St. in Lewisville, Ark.


MALVERN - Anis Fae Parker Loyd, 86, Malvern, died March 16, 2011. Born Nov. 30, 1924.

Visitation is 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. March 18, 2011, at Atkinson Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service directly following. Interment at Shadowlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Atkinson Funeral Home of Malvern, Ark., (501) 332-2711. Guests may register at


MALVERN - Myra (Collie) Pearson, 63, of Malvern died March 17, 2011.

Survivors are sons, Tim Rucker, Lynn Rucker (Jan), Jeremy Edwards;brother, Glenn Collie (Penny); sister, Marsha Lackey (Smitty); four grandchildren.

Visitation Friday, March 18, 6-8 p.m., Regency, Malvern. Services Saturday, March 19, 2 p.m., Regency Chapel. Interment, Rockport Memorial Gardens. Guestbook,


MANCHESTER - Andrea Y. Grauerholz Wilson, age 44, of the Manchester Community passed from this life on Friday, March 11, 2011, at her home. She was born June 12, 1966, in Los Alamos, N.M., the daughter of David Niles and Elizabeth Hogan Grauerholz.

Andrea was a Methodist and a dedicated horse rancher and trainer. She was owner of Bello Vita Thoroughbred Farms.

Andrea is survived by her father: David Grauerholz of New Mexico; her mother: Elizabeth Grauerholz of Springfield, Ark.; one sister: Kim Mc-Coy of Springfield, Ark.

Memorial Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Bob Neal and Sons Chapel, Morrilton. Arrangements by Rosewood Cremation of Morrilton. Obit/Photo/Guestbook:


MAYFLOWER - Mrs. Essie Lee Williams, 83, of Mayflower passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Her services will be Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Damascus Baptist Church by Reverend Marvell Williams at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Union Hopewell Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Online Register:


McCRORY - Ruby L. Gaston Plummer, 65, died Wednesday. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Thompson-Wilson, McCrory. Interment, Woodman Cemetery.

Survivors: daughters, Kellie Scoggin, Regina Plummer; sisters, Ethel Fowler, Brenda Headley; grandchildren, Taylor and Kayla Scoggin. Thompson-Wilson Funeral Directors, McCrory, (870) 731-2551.


MONTICELLO - Larkin Brown, 82, of Monticello passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at his home. He was born May 14, 1928, in Cleveland County.

He was a retired Drew County Extension Agent Staff Chairman, and was very active with the 4-H Clubs, Farm Bureau, Drew County Fair, Cattlemen’s Association, American Legion and was Man of the Year at Lake Village. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a Deacon and taught Junior Boys and Adult Sunday School Classes. He was also a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War and was son of the late Charles Levi Brown and Mary Frances McClellan Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Barrett Brown of Monticello; two sons, Mike Brown of Strong, Ark., and Bruce Brown and wife Lisa of Monticello; one daughter, Cherie Brown of Monticello; three brothers, Leon Brown of Pampa, Texas, Lonnie Brown and wife Betty of Warren, and T.H. Brown and wife Ruth of Monticello; one sister, Mattie Clark and husband Shelton of Lake Village; two grandchildren, Barrett Brown of Memphis, Tenn., and Rachel Brown of Monticello; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at Stephenson Dearman Chapel by Dr. David Mitchell and Rev. Dennis Dodson. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery at Warren. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Online guestbook

Memorials: First Baptist Church, 413 North Main, Monticello, Ark. 71655; Arkansas 4-H Center, #1 Four-H Way, Little Rock, Ark. 72223; Hospice Home Care, 455 W. Gaines, Monticello, Ark. 71655.


MOUNTAIN HOME - Graveside services for George “Ralph” Eubank, 94, of Mountain Home were held March 17, 2011, at Fairview Cemetery, Buford, Ark. Ralph died March 14, 2011. A carpenter/land surveyor survived by two sons, daughter and brother. Arrangements by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit online obituary/guestbook at


PINE BLUFF - Mrs. Melzener “Sue” Pool Bacon, 72 of Pine Bluff died Friday, March 11, 2011. Her services will be Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Bethany Chapel Baptist Church by Reverend Renice L. Davis at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Online Register:


PINE BLUFF - Mr. Mathews Drumgoole Jr., 62, of Pine Bluff passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011. His services will be Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Indiana Street by Reverend Brian Castle at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Online Register:


PINE BLUFF - Samuel E. Eifling, 75, of Pine Bluff died Wednesday,March 16, 2011, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 30, 1935, in Stuttgart, son of William and Beatrice Henderson Eifling.

Mr. Eifling was reared and received his earlyeducation in Grady, graduating from Grady High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Henderson State University. He was a lifelong and well-respected farmer. His family was once named Farm Family of the Year.

Sam was a faithful member of First Baptist Church. He was a member of the choir, John Fox Sr. Sunday School Class, music leader of adult Sunday School department, deacon, chair of music committee and children’s choir grandparent.

Sam also loved to landscape. After retirement, he donated his time taking care of the grounds at First Baptist Church. He was an honorary member and avid supporter of the Pine Bluff Musical Coterie. Sam’s lifelong hobby was precision shooting. He was a member of the Arkansas Benchrest Shooters Association.

Sam was preceded in death by his wife, Marla Mills Eifling; parents; three brothers, Jim, William and Howard Eifling; and sister, Dortha Hudson. Survivors include his wife, Linda Nelson Eifling of Pine Bluff; son, Mark Eifling of Pine Bluff; daughter, Alyssa Eifling of Crystal Lake, Ill.; and brother, Don Eifling of Grady.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011, at First Baptist Church with Reverend Matt Norton officiating. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Robinson’s.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 6501 Hazel St., Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603; or Pine Bluff Musical Coterie, c/o Carolyn Stover, 203 West Harding, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71601. Online register:


PINE BLUFF - Jerry G. Horne, 78, of Pine Bluff died March 8th at his home. Graveside memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Roselawn Cemetery near Pine Bluff. Arrangements by Roselawn Funeral Service and Crematory in Pine Bluff. View online obituary at


PINE BLUFF - Funeral services for Marcus G. “Doc” Mays, 88, of PineBluff, died March 10, 2011, will be Saturday, 11 a.m., Damascus MBC. Burial: Graceland Cemetery by Perry Funeral Home.

Survivors: five sons, Marvin (Flora) Mays, Alderman Steven Mays, both ofPine Bluff, Vincent (Julie) Mays, Bellevue, Neb., Marcus (Valaria) Mays, Lakewood, Wash., Dwayne Mays, Conway, Ark.; three daughters, Lurvinia (Larry) Lewis, Little Rock, Fannie (LeeRoy) Cunningham, Humble, Texas, Searcy Editorn, Chicago, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; cousins.

Visitations may be made Friday, 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.


PINE BLUFF - Wayne Arlice Morris, 75, of Pine Bluff passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Davis Life Care Center. Born Nov. 23, 1935, in Grapevine, Ark., he was the son of the late Dee and Emily Wood Morris.

He was reared and received his education in Grapevine. He was a 1952 graduate of Grapevine High School. Upon graduation he worked for Woodfield Plumbing and in California for a few years. After returning to Arkansas, he founded Morris Plumbing of which he was owner and operator until a fire explosion in his home on July 4, 1970, left him disabled.

Mr. Morris was a member of White Sulphur Masonic Lodge #122 for over 50 years and a past member of Sahara Shrine Temple, as well as a member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing. This love of the outdoors is something he passed on to his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Jerry Wall, Margery Hale, Therris Olson and Wilma D. Lattman. His survivors include Ruth Ellen Morris of Pine Bluff; his son, Jeffery Wayne Morris (Liz) of Carrolton, Texas; his daughter, Angela Summerford (Dale) of Crossett, Ark.; one sister, Dan L. Davis of Pine Bluff; one brother, Rommie Morris of Grapevine; five grandchildren, Joshua Morris of Carrolton, Texas, Sky Morris of Little Rock, Nancy, Sarah and Ben Summerford, all of Crossett; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Watson Chapel Baptist Church by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends immediately after the service. Friends may sign the online register at

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to Watson Chapel Baptist Church, 5514 Pinnacle Lane, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603; or Davis Life Care Family Council, 6810 South Hazel St., Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603.


PINE BLUFF - Mr. Rodney Tyson Jr., 12, of Pine Bluff passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011. His services will be Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Kings Highway Baptist Church by Reverend Gabriel Jackson at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Online Register:


PINE BLUFF - Mr. Riley “Catman” Gene Williams, 71, of Pine Bluff died Saturday, March 12, 2011. His services will be Saturday, March 19, 2011, at First Baptist Church by Reverend Charles Boyd Jr. at 2 p.m. Interment in Cedar Grove Section of Graceland Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Online Register:


PRIM - Ernie Wayne Hipp of Prim, Ark., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Born in Woodrow, Ark., on Feb. 11, 1948, to Juel and Audra (Hines) Hipp.

Ernie is survived by his wife of 41 years, Nannette (Wilson) Hipp; two daughters, Stacy Stair (Ron) of Whitehall, Mont., Miranda Hipp of Prim; one cherished grandson, Jeremy Stair; one granddaughter by bonds of love, Sadie Medlock; one brother, Terry Hipp of Prim; five sisters, Janice Verser, Anna Geiger, Delma Carlton, Rhonda Davis and Neva Osborn, all of Prim; 13 nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, J.A. and Ethel (Moody) Hipp of Prim, O.J. andEthel (Lewellen) Hines of Prim; and a nephew, Dustin Brown of Prim.

Ernie was of Holiness faith; he lived and loved to serve the Lord and his life left a testimony to that Faith. He loved evangelizing and also pastored the Dugan Pentecostal Church.

Visitation is March 18, 2011, 5-8 p.m. at Hilltop Holiness Church. Funeral Service are March 19, 2011, 10 a.m. at the church.


ROSSTON - Vonnie Cornelius, 75, of Rosston, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in Rosston. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2011. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Pharr Funeral Home Chapel of Prescott. Interment will follow at Brown Cemetery. Sign online at


RUSSELLVILLE - Joe Dale Bradley, 58, of Russellville died Saturday, March 12, 2011. The family will conduct a private graveside memorial service at a later date. Burial in Pisgah Cemetery is by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. The online obituary and guestbook are available at


SEARCY - Danny Clegg, 59, of Searcy, died March 16, 2011. He was born June 4, 1951, in Forrest City to the late Everett and Helen Luker Clegg. Danny was a supervisor for the Wal-Mart warehouse in Searcy. He enjoyed reading, working in the yard, riding his motorcycle, and most of all, spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rosie Deaton Clegg; two sons, Daniel Everett Clegg and wife Leslie, and Matthew Aaron Clegg and wife Danyelle; one daughter, Samantha Jo Pinner and husband Chris; grandchildren, Ethan Clegg, Dane Clegg, Jakob Clegg, Addison Clegg, and Parker Pinner; three brothers, James, Ronnie, and David Clegg; four sisters, Patricia Ball, Judy Hooker, Sharon Houston, and Susie Mashburn; many nephews and nieces, as well as all of his Wal-Mart family.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, March 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in the Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in White County Memorial Gardens under the direction of Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. Lasting memorials may be made to the children’s charity of one’s choice. Express your condolences at www.


STUTTGART - Clint C. Browley 80, died March 16, 2011. Visitation March 18, 2011, from 6 til 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral March 19, 2011, at Allen Temple Church, 708 N. Buerkle, Stuttgart, Ark., at 1 p.m. Services entrusted to Richardson Memorial Funeral Home, 301 S. College, Stuttgart, Ark., (870) 672-8901.


TRUMANN - Marilyn Pineda, 72, of Trumann departed this life Tuesday. Survivors are husband, Frank Pineda; niece, Kathryn Gregory; great-niece, Kathye Cameron; brother, James (Diane) Miller; cousins, Wells and Mike Dungan and Gary Dungan. A private memorial service will be conducted by the family at a later date.


ULM - Linda Davidson Martin, 58, passed away Wednesday at herhome surrounded by her family. Survivors are her husband and lifelong companion of 32 years, Richard Martin; their daughters, Natalie (Josh) Carr of North Little Rock, Jenalee (Garrison) Roddey ofRogers, Tammy (Marty) Gordon of Hot Springs, Lisa (David) Skinner of Stuttgart and Marty (Steve) Knoll of Stuttgart; parents, Rodney and Nola Davidson of South Carolina; brother, Mike Davidson of South Carolina; grandchildren, Kindell, Corinne, Kyah and Charis Carr, Barrett and Tatum Roddey, Monica (Ray) Dodson, Alec Gordon, Tara (Cody) Shook, Hannah (Jeremy) Covington, Abby and Alyssa Richards and Drew Knoll; and great-grandchildren, Braylon, Meyah and Makenzie Gordon and Lola Kate Shook.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Ulm with burial in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Turpin Funeral Home.


WARREN - Samuel McFadden “Mack” Leslie Sr., age 85, of Warren,Ark., died Wednesday, March 16, at Little Rock Hospice Home Care. He was born December 22, 1925, at Santuck, Ark., a son of the late Herbert Leslie and Effie Green Leslie. He was a graduate of Hermitage HighSchool and held a Forestry Degree from Arkansas A&M College. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Leslie was a retired forester for Potlatch Corporation and a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving is his wife, Irma Frances Frisby Leslie, whom he married on May 31, 1951, at Warren, Ark.; one son, Samuel McFadden Leslie Jr., Monticello, Ark.; five daughters, Kaye Lynn Starns, Bogalusa, La., Joan Beth Albritton, Zachary, La., Donna Sue Leslie, Memphis, Tenn., Sherri Ann Courtney, Baker, La., Terri Jan Chisom, Monticello, Ark.; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, William Mack Leslie; two brothers, Noel McNeer and James Leslie; a sister, Grace Walker; and a grandchild, Katie Moore.

Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday, March 18, at First Presbyterian Church. Burial with flag presentation in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home of Warren. Memorialspreferred First Presbyterian Church or Bradley County Veterans Museum. Online guestbook


WEST MEMPHIS - Elton M. Arnett, 90, of West Memphis passed away Wednesday, March 16. The visitation will be Friday, March 18 from 6-8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. The service will be Saturday, March 19 in the chapel at 2 p.m. with interment in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.


FORSYTH, Ga. - Stacy Lynn Mennini Pieri, 44, went to be with OurLord Wednesday, March 16, 2011 after a strong battle with leukemia. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon on Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Allan McDonald officiating. A Rosarywill be said at 5:30 p.m., Friday at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street with a viewing following. Born in Van Nuys California to Donald W. Mennini and Helen Offner, Stacy was raised in Erie, Pennsylvania and graduated from McDowell High School. She then resided in North Little Rock, Arkansas for 16 years attending the University of Arkansas. She was blessed to become a stayat-home mother to her four children. Stacy was a follower of Christ, yoga instructor, reiki practioner, leukemia fighter, daughter, student, mother of four and sister to all.

Stacy is survived by her parents, Donald W. Mennini and Helen Offner, son, Jonathan, daughter Lauren Olivia, son, Harrison and son Gavin. She is also survived by her sister Kimberly Lane and husband Charles and son Alan of Juliette, Ga., her sister Leslie Masi and husband Jay and son Nicholas of St. Marco Island, Fla. and her sister Jennifer Madden and children Alex, Caitlin and Mary Grace of Forsyth, Ga. and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be welcomed, made payable to Pieri children fund, 729 Gose Road, Forsyth, Ga. 31029. Visit to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services, Cherry Street has charge of arrangements.


CHICAGO - Mrs. Daisy Watts, 101, of Chicago, formerly of Mitchellville, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, in Chicago. Funeral will be Saturday, March 19, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Union Baptist M.B.C. in Dumas with Minister Velerick Watts officiating. Burial in Free Gift Cemetery in Dumas by Brown Funeral Home of Dumas.


DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. - Services for Arthur Nutzhorn, 89, of Downers Grover, Illinois, were held March 17, 2011, at Bethel Baptist Church, Lakeview, Arkansas. Arthur died March 12, 2011. A machinist, survived by two children, Arthur Nutzhorn III and Nancy Fritz. Arrangements by Kirby & Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit online obituary/ guestbook at


SHREVEPORT - Jane Newman McDonald, 78, departed from this life and went to be with her Lord on March 17, 2011. Visitation at Roller McNutt Funeral Home, Conway, 11 a.m., Saturday, March 19, with funeral at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery. Online guestbook:


EAGAN, Minn. - Christopher Allen Marg, 30, died of heart failureMarch 9, 2011, while in Trinidad on a work assignment. He was born at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base on July 7, 1980, to Col. (Ret.) James and Sondra (Forstrom) Marg. Christopher graduated from CabotSenior High School in Cabot, Ark., May 15, 1998. He attended Winona State University from January 1999 until he graduated in May 2004with a degree in computer science. While attending college, Christopher lived in the St. Martin’s Lutheran Church campus house. He worked in Winona for Peerless Chain and for three years at Goltz Pharmacy. After graduation, Christopher worked for two years in the Pharmacy at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., then moved to Inver Grove Heights where he worked in the fraud department at Best Buy Headquarters. While working at Best Buy, Christopher attended Brown College, where he graduated on Dec. 20, 2008, with a degree in computer game design. In June of 2010 he began working in Eagan, Minn., for Wyde Corporation, an international software developer for a variety of industries, as a computer software developer then as an integrator.

Christopher was staying in a company owned house while he was working in Trinidad. He didn’t get up for work on Wednesday morning, and was found unresponsive in bed. Cause for heart failure has yet to be determined. Christopher was an Eagle Scout with a passion for reading and video gaming. He was a kind and gentle person.

He leaves behind his parents, James and Sondra Marg; a sister, Elizabeth Marg; and grandparents, Donald and Ruth Marg. Christopher also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Everett and Priscilla Forstrom.

Visitation will be at Martin-Myhre Funeral Home in Winona on Sunday, March 20 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. A second visitation is offered at St.Martins Lutheran Church in Winona from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday, March 21 with funeral immediately following at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Winona. Refreshments will follow at the church. Pallbearers will be Ken Marg, Daniel Marg, Michael Paul, Kyle Marg, Derek Forstrom, and David Landon.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Christopher Marg memorial fund at St. Martins Church, 328 E. Broadway St., Winona, Minn. 55987, or the Christopher Marg memorial fund at Our Savior Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1214, Cabot, Ark. 72023.


COOTER, Mo. - Don Tims, 59, of Cooter, Missouri died Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Number 8 Cemetery in Cooter, Missouri. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home.


MONROE, N.C. - Ruth V. Olson of Monroe, N.C., passed away March 11, 2011. Graveside services will be held Friday, March 18, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Crossroads Cemetery with Troy Mackey officiating under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Online guestbook


ARLINGTON, Va. - Donald Eugene Rhodes Jr. 60, of Arlington, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. He was born April 12, 1950, in De Queen, Arkansas. Don graduated from the University of Central Arkansas, Conway. He retired from the Army Reserves, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was the Senior Director, Risk Management Policy at the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C.

Don is survived by his mother, Lavon Rhodes of Benton, Ark.; his father, Donald Rhodes Sr. and his wife of Plain Dealing, La.; one brother, Michael Rhodes of North Little Rock, Ark.; three sisters, Diana Barr, Janice Rhodes, Shirley Holt and her husband, Will Holt all of Benton, Ark. He is also survived by six nieces, Stacy McBain, Jennifer Altom, Stephanie Johnson, Melissa White, Hannah Howland and Kristin Rhodes; eight great-nieces and nephews and many close friends around the country.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, March 21, at Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery, North Little Rock, Ark. Visitation will be Sunday, March 20, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (501-315-4047). Memorials may be made to the Fisher House Foundation at fisherhouse. org. Online guestbook

Arkansas, Pages 14 on 03/18/2011

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