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Robert "Bob" Cowherd, 61, of Shannon Hills.
Selden Dwain Lewis, 74, of North Little Rock.
Carolyn Gertrude Moore, 79, of Jacksonville.
Lillie Oliver, 87, of Little Rock.
Margie Nell Parker, 66, of Mabelvale.
Haileigh Christine Sanders, infant, of North Little Rock.
Harvey Lee Smith, 45, of Little Rock. James Stephens, 62, of Little Rock.
ELSEWHERE IN ARKANSAS
ALEXANDER Lawrence "Larry" Walter Stafford, 62.
ALTHEIMER Phillip Anthony Calvert, 41.
BENTON Cletus Doyle Jones, 82.
Everee Delora Tallent, 86.
BRADFORD Daniel Lee Borden, 14.
BRYANT Mark Newell, 49.
CARAWAY Ruby Lee Garey, 78.
CONWAY Melba Jean Moody, 65.
Cheryl Ann Nester Ruminer, 51.
CROSSETT Derrick Antwon Demoncio Brewer, 17.
CURTIS Lawrence Edward Guinn, 66.
DARDANELLE James "Jim" Prochazka, 85.
EL DORADO Joann Banton, 64.
FORDYCE Doyne Steven Hubbard, 78.
FORT SMITH Sam Neff, 56.
HARRISON Arthur Anderson, 90.
Bettie Logan, 73.
Helen B. Fox.
HEART Winston Romine, 91.
HEBER SPRINGS Hershel Olis Barnett, 83.
HELENA-WEST HELENA Gracie L. Peck, 82.
Shirley Mae Peeples, 70.
HIGDEN Julia Christine Helms, 88.
HOPE Florence M. Tucker, 82.
HOT SPRINGS J. Otis Cook, 98.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE James E. Walter, 84.
JACINTO Allie Drue Smith, 97.
JONESBORO Verbal Harp, 94.
Wanda Morgan, 75.
LESLIE Lauretta E. Stalter, 72.
LONOKE Ella Mae Horton Burgess Curry.
Lena A. Tucker, 49.
MALVERN Mary H. Green.
MENA Kathleen Allen, 52.
MIDWAY Lynn C. Feliccia, 61.
MONTICELLO Carolyn Chisom High, 59.
MOUNTAIN HOME Mildred Marie Bello, 94.
Jason Seymore Stoll, infant.
NORFORK Clair Jacob Hoehn, 87.
PARIS Aaron W. Ayler, 20.
PINE BLUFF Weldon Barner Abbott, 103.
Clinton Vernon Lee, 81.
RUSSELLVILLE Erna Halweg, 92.
T.A. Hobbs, 82.
SEARCY Leonard Allen McClaskey, 77.
Sally June White, 74.
STAR CITY Shirley Weatherford, 84.
TULL Ethel M. Tull, 66.
WILMAR Oscar Frye, 82.
WISEMAN Hugh Tanner, 89.
WYNNE Cleyo Blackwell, 71.
OUT-OF-STATE SAN JOSE, Calif.
Wilson Weems 55.
Neta E. Huie, 81.
GRAY COURT, S.C.
Winford Fearl Fulton, 75.
DESOTO, Texas James Marvin Green Sr., 67, formerly of Pine Blluff.
PLANO, Texas Georgia Rogers Blacklock, 82, formerly of Little Rock.
ROBERT "BOB" COWHERD, age 61, of Shannon Hills, Ark., passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2007, unexpectedly in Houston, Texas. Bob was blessed by having two families during his life. In 1970 he married Gwen McGavock (deceased 1997) and they had one son, Dr. Bobby Cowherd, M.D., Ph.D. (Dr. Kristy Cowherd, M.D.) and two granddaughters, Grace and Faith Cowherd, all of Heber Springs, Ark. His former mother-in-law Georgia McGavock lives in Benton, Arkansas.
In 1998 he married Debbie McRight. He leaves one stepson, John (Clay) Alberson and three step grandsons, Rhett, Landin and J.T. Alberson, all of Jacksonville, Ark. In addition to his wife, Debbie, he leaves one sister, Barbara (Robert) Sims of Walters, Okla., and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents Harlin and Nora Cowherd, Sr. Special pet "Rufus" awaits him in heaven.
Bob was a longtime employee of Borden Milk Company. Upon their closing, he was employed by Affiliated Foods Southwest as a truck driver for 6 years until his medical retirement in 2003. He leaves neighbors and special friends Justin and Erica Roberts, children Kyile, Jessie, Michelle, and Sarah. Longtime Baptist, Bob was attending Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene at the time of his passing.
Graveside services by Huson Funeral Home Little Rock will be conducted by Pastor Tim Evans on Saturday, February 24, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander. Cremation is by Paradigm Funerals of Houston, Texas. On line guest book and obit at paradigmfunerals.com. Condolences may be expressed at Huson's website at www.mem.com. In loving memory of Bob, please consider becoming an organ donor.
MR. SELDEN DWAIN LEWIS, of North Little Rock, departed this life on Sunday, February 18, 2007, in North Little Rock, at the age of 74. He was born March 25, 1932 in Morriston, Arkansas, the son of Curtis Lewis and Tressie Montgomery Lewis. He married Betty Jean Weston on November 21, 1954 and they enjoyed 52 years together. They moved to North Little Rock in 1967 and that has been home for nearly 40 years. Seldon managed Baker's Shoe Store for over 35 years and he enjoyed quilting, crafts and arranging flowers. He was a member of the Somers Avenue Church of Christ in North Little Rock and had formerly served as an elder for many years.
His parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Betty Lewis of the home, two sons, Gary Lewis and his wife Pam of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Kevin Lewis and his wife Dawn of Petal, Mississippi, two brothers, Derald Lewis of Des Moines, Iowa and Roy A. Lewis and his wife Jean of Marion, Arkansas, one sister, Inez Bivins and her husband Harry of Germantown, Tennessee, and four grandchildren, Laura Hanson and her husband Coley of Columbus, Mississippi, Chris Lewis, Dan Lewis and Amy Lewis, all of Petal, Mississippi.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Weston Funeral Service Chapel in Harrisburg with Mr. Oran Burt officiating. Interment will follow in Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery.
CAROLYN GERTRUDE MOORE of Jacksonville, Ark., passed away, Sunday, February 18, 2007 at her home. She was born February 6, 1928 in Front Royal, Virginia to the late Basil and Grace McWilliams Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, W.B. Moore, two sisters, a brother and a granddaughter, Amy Parks. She retired from Maybelline in 1990 and was a Christian.
Survivors include daughter, Dianna Parks and her husband Steve of Jacksonville; two sons, W.C. Moore and his wife Judy of Cabot and Gene Moore of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Shawn Parks, Stephanie Rose, Casey Moore and Ronnie Parks; three great-grandchildren; a brother and three sisters.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Jacksonville with Pastor Tim Carter officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander. Visitation is 5-7 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Please sign the on-line guest book at www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home (501) 982-2136.
LILLIE OLIVER, age 87, of Little Rock passed away February 17, 2007.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 23, 2007, 11 a.m. at Friendly Chapel Church of Nazarene, 116 S. Pine with Bro. Paul Holderfield officiating. The family will receive friends Today from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Professional servicesentrusted to Hardy Funeral Home of Little Rock, 2408 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, (501) 372-4129.
MARGIE NELL PARKER, age 66, of Mabelvale, Ark., died Monday, Feb. 19, 2007 at her residence. She was born May 5, 1940 in Village, Ark. Mrs. Parker was a member of the Bingham Road Baptist Church and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Parker. She is survived by two daughters and sons-inlaw, Anita Redd and husband, Mark of Sheridan, Ark., Elizabeth George andhusband, Phillip of Springdale, Ark.; sister, Mary Williams of Bentonville, Ark.; aunt, Joy Wilson of Village, Ark.; four grandchildren, Christina Curtis, Aaron Redd, John George, and Sarah Redd; three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 at Smith Funeral Home in Stamps, Ark. with Rev. John Redd officiating with burial in Lakeside Cemetery at Stamps under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps, Ark. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Home in Stamps.
HAILEIGH CHRISTINE SANDERS of North Little Rock went to be an Angel in Heaven after nine months of being a Special Angel here on earth. She is cherished in the memories of her mother, Shannon Long; and five year old brother, Hunter Howell; and a lot of loving family, friends and her loving dog Jagger. She brought lots of joy and happiness in a short period of time. Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 2007 at Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel (501-791-7400). Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Cabot, Ark. Online guest book www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/owens.
HARVEY LEE SMITH, 45, Little Rock departed this life Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007. He leaves to cherish his memory, three sisters, five brothers, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Memorial services Menifee Multi-Purpose Center, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2007. Funeral services entrusted to Hubble Funeral Home, 374-3134.
JAMES STEPHENS of Little Rock, born Feb. 3, 1945 and passed away Feb. 14, 2007. Family hour will be 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007 at Gunn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Bountiful Blessings Fellowship. Services entrusted to Gunn Funeral Home, 4323 West 29th, Little Rock, Ark. (501) 660-4323.
ALEXANDER - Lawrence "Larry" Walter Stafford, 62, of Alexanderpassed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2007.
Preceded in death by his wife, Doris Jane Stafford, and a son, Gary Douglas Stafford, he is survived by his son David L. Stafford; brother, Ernie Stafford; three sisters; abrother; and granddaughter, Katy Stafford. He was a Mason and a member of the Albert Pike Masonic Lodge.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 22, from 5-8 p.m. at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Road), Little Rock. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 23, at Roselawn Memorial Park, officiated by Rev. Floyd Emmerling. Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501) 224-2200. Visit the online guestbook at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.
ALTHEIMER - Phillip Anthony Calvert, 41, of Altheimer died Monday, in Pine Bluff. Survivors: wife, Karen Lynn Calvert; daughter, Erika Paige Campbell; mother, Dorthetta Lee Johns Bonds; brother, Darren Wade Bonds; stepsisters, Mary Ann Bonds and Linda Sue Stracner; grandfather, Preston McKinney. Services: Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, 2 p.m., Robinson's Chapel. www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.
BENTON - Cletus Doyle Jones, 82, of Benton died Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at McClellan V.A. Hospital in Little Rock. He was born June 7, 1924, in Lonsdale, Ark., to the late Luster Jones and Mary Onabelle Eldridge. Mr. Jones was a U.S. Army WWII veteran having served in Europe, was of the Church of God faith, and a well-known local musician. He was a member of the Tennessee Partners and wrote and recorded The Arkansas Waltz, Song of Arkansas, and Song of Benton.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sylvia Jones of Benton; children, Linda Schlenker and husband John of Hot Spring County and Richard Jones and wife Susan of Benton; and grandchildren, Jeffery Cletus Schlenker of Hot Spring County and Shannon Leann Jones of Benton; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, two brothers, Clemon and Frelon Jones, preceded him in death.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2007, in the chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home officiated by Bro. Charles Powell. Burial will follow in Fairplay Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday evening, February 22nd, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Whatley, Cephus Moore, Jr., Don Brown, Mike Hutchisen, Mike Lyons, and Darron Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Saline County Dialysis.
Memorials in Mr. Jones' honor may be made to the American Kidney Foundation. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard
BENTON - Everee Delora Tallent, age 86, of Benton passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2007. She was born on November 2, 1920, in Saline County, Arkansas, to the late John Richard and Lillian McAdoo. Mrs. Tallent was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 35 years, W.W. "Curley" Tallent; and a great-grandson, Aaron Masingale. She is survived by three sons, Robert W. Tallent of Fouke, James Tallent of Hot Springs and Danny Tallent of Benton; three daughters, Shirley Raper, Patricia Masingale and Sandra Krebs, all of Benton; brother, Melvin McAdoo; sister, Thelma Rider; 16 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6 to p.m. Thursday night at Ashby Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Mt. Harmony Cemetery. Rev. Jason Tallent and Rev. Ben Palmer will be officiating.
BRADFORD - Daniel Lee Borden, 14, of Bradford died Monday at Newport. Survivors: mother, Tammie Borden; father, Rickey Borden; sisters, Alisha Corbit and Latasha Borden; his maternal grandparents. Funeral 2:30 p.m. Friday at Bradford High School Gymnasium. Interment, Oakland Hill Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, 6-9 p.m. Arrangements by Jackson's Newport Funeral Home. www.jacksonsfh.com
BRYANT - Mark Newell, age 49, of Bryant passed away on Tuesday,February 20, 2007. He was a longtime member of First Southern Baptist Church in Bryant and was currently attending Family Church in Bryant.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Newell. Surviving are hiswife of 30 years, Kris Newell; three children, Jake Newell of Benton, Josh Newell and wife Taylor of Benton and Jessica Newell and fiance Chris Staton of Little Rock; his mother, Marie Newell of San Springs, Okla.; four siblings, Terry Newell of Tulsa, Okla., Johnny Newell and wife Lavon of Tulsa, Okla., Judy Newell and Denise Church and husband Dennis of San Springs, Okla.; and two grandchildren, Tanner and Emma Newell.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2007, at Griffin Leggett Forest Hills, 10200 Hwy. 5 North, Alexander (501-455-1067). Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 23, 2007, at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2007, at Memorial Park in Tulsa, Okla. To sign Mark's online guest book, please visit www.griffinleggett.com.
CARAWAY - Ruby Lee Garey, 78, of Caraway, Ark., passed away Tuesday at her home in Caraway. Services will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday Graveside at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark., with interment following. Online guest book www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
CONWAY - Melba Jean Moody, 65, of Conway passed away Monday, February 19, 2007. Melba was born September 9, 1941, in Monroe, La., to Winifred Richards and the late Roy Richards. Ms. Moody worked in the cafeteria at the VA Hospital for 13 years.
She is preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her mother, Winifred Richards of Sherwood, Arkansas; daughters Donna Miller of Conway, Barbara Brantley of Texarkana and Margie Petter of North Little Rock; sister Margaret Bradford of Sherwood and brother Roy Richards of North Little Rock; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimers Arkansas, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, Ark. 72205-1409. Arrangements by Griffin Leggett Funeral Home, 1751 Dave Ward Drive, Conway, Ark. 72034, 501-327-5000. Online guest registry is available at www.griffinleggett.com.
CONWAY - Cheryl Ann Nester Ruminer, age 51, of Conway passedaway Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at Conway Regional Medical Center. Born February 1, 1956, in Lawton, Okla., she worked 30 years as an insurance adjuster for USF&G, St. Paul and MetLife Insurance Companies and was a memberof Second Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Nester. She is survived by her husband, Gerry Ruminer; a son, Mark Ruminer; her mother, Gladys Slawson Nester, all of Conway; her inlaws, Vaughn and Helen Ruminer of Batesville; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 23, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway with Pastor Mark Dance officiating. Private burial will be at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock. Visitation is Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Ruminer, John Slawson, Billy Slawson, John Beckwith, Dain Wirt, Berry Slawson, Vaughn Ruminer, and Jim Slawson. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
CROSSETT - Derrick Antwon Demoncio Brewer, 17, of Crossett died February 19, 2007. Funeral Services at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2007, at Epistles of God Church of Deliverance in Hamburg. Interment at Pugh Cemetery under direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Visitation from 6-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. (www.jonesservice.com)
CURTIS - Lawrence Edward Guinn, 66, of Curtis died Saturday. He was born April 16, 1940, in Curtis, the son of the late Osborn and Cora Guinn. He was a retired employee of the Reynolds Metal Company and a member of Mount Friendship Baptist Church atCurtis, where he was a member of the deacon board.
Survivors include his wife, Elma Guinn; four daughters, Cathy Berry of Hewitt, Texas, Stella Guinn and LaVonne McFadden of Little Rock, and Elaine Scott of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Willis Guinn of Hot Springs, Marcus Guinn of Little Rock and James Guinn of Dallas, Texas; five sisters, Nona Bryan and Sylverene Vinson, both of Pine Bluff, Lizz Mary Epps of Fort Wayne, Ind., Dorothy Cooper of Malvern and Mary Hall of Sparkman; two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at t he Mount Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Louis Jones officiating. Burial will be in Curtis Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.
DARDANELLE - James "Jim" Prochazka, 85, of Dardanelle died Tuesday. Funeral services: Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, 2 p.m. Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle. Interment: Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle. Visitation: Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.
EL DORADO - Joann Banton, 64, a surgical nurse, died Wednesday. Preceded in death by husband, Earnest; and parents, Durward McCoy and Rosalie Ennis McCoy Barnes; and survived by daughter, Donna (David) Allen; granddaughters, Amanda Kaye (Cole) Crotty and Amy Michelle Allen; greatgranddaughter, Maggie Kaye Crotty, all of El Dorado. Service: 11 a.m. Friday, Young's Chapel.
FORDYCE - Doyne Steven Hubbard, 78, of Fordyce died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007. He was born April 22, 1928, in Dover, Ark. Doyne served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and graduated from Monticello A&M (UAM) with a degree in forestry. He was a forester for Arkansas State Forestry Commission for several years and worked as a forester at International Paper Co. until he retired. He later worked at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce as a funeral director for 10 years. He was presently employed at Bradley Pulpwood Co. He enjoyed golf, singing, gardening, his grandchildren and was looking forward to rocking his two great-grandbabies, Brayden and Parker. He was also known for his jelly and popcorn balls.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Morgan Hubbard of Fordyce; daughter, Debra Hubbard of San Diego, Calif.; stepson, Dennis Morgan, and his wife, Jean, of Fordyce; brother, Paul Hubbard of Russellville; step-grandchildren, Steven Morgan of Hot Springs, Samantha Axsom of Fordyce, Cpl. Scott Morgan, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps at Quantico Marine Base, Fredericksburg, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Scott Hubbard and Florence Grimmett Hubbard; four brothers, Orville, Boone, Verne and Darrell Hubbard.
Visitation will be Thursday, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday at Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Mike McEuen, Rev. Mike Ward and Rev. A.D. Livingston officiating. Burial at Morgan Cemetery. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.com.
FORT SMITH - Deputy Sam Neff, 56, of Fort Smith passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, in a local hospital. He was a member of Grand Avenue Baptist Church, a deputy and communications coordinator for the Sebastian County sheriff's department. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam; board member of the Sebastian CountySheriff's Department Junior Deputies; NARA; Belle Point Masonic Lodge 20,F&AM; and Arkansas Sheriffs' Association. He was preceded in death by his parents, Miles E. and Stella M. Neff; and a sister, Susan Neff.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at Grand Avenue Baptist Church with burial to followat Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
He is survived by his daughter, Amanda Howe, and her husband, Cody, of Springdale; sister, Sandra Lasey, and her husband, Jack, of Fayetteville; brother, Stephen Neff, and his wife, Linda, of Wister, Okla.; two grandchildren, Cole and Hayden of Springdale; fiancee, Laura Fitzpatrick of Van Buren, and her children, Erin, Drew, and Kaitlin; aunt and uncle Rachel and John Dalton of Murietta, Ga.; nephew, Jay Lasey, and his wife, Chelsey, of Little Rock.
Pallbearers will be Bo Thomas, Leon Lamb, Mitch Carolan, Sheriff Frank Atkinson, Jackie Davis and James Wacaster. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to Sebastian County Sheriff's Department Junior Deputies, c/o Sebastian County Sheriff's Department, 800 South A, Fort Smith, Ark. 72901. To place an online tribute please visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com or www.mem.com.
HEART - Winston Romine, 91, of Heart died Tuesday at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Services are Friday at 2 p.m. at Cox-Blevins Chapel with burial in Burks Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem. Visitation is Thursday from 6 to 8.
HEBER SPRINGS - Hershel Olis Barnett, 83, died Feb. 19. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Barnett of Heber Springs; son, David Barnett of Little Rock; stepson, Donald (Johnita) Elslander; and stepdaughter, Lori (Roger) Kennedy. Funeral service: Thursday, 2 p.m., Heber Springs First United Methodist Church. Interment: Cleburne County Memorial Gardens. www.olmstead.cc.
HELENA-WEST HELENA - Gracie L. Peck, 82, of West Helena passed away Feb. 20, 2007. Graveside services will be 10, Friday, at Maple Hill Cemetery in Helena. Visitation: 6-8, Thursday, at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. She leaves two sons, Johnny and William Peck; seven grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home will direct, (870) 572-2571. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
HELENA-WEST HELENA - Services for Shirley Mae Peeples, 70, of Helena will be Friday, 2 p.m., Roller-Citizens. Visitation: Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Roller-Citizens. Burial: Central Cemetery, Lexa. Survivors: husband, four daughters, two sisters, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Services directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
HIGDEN - Mrs. Julia Christine Helms, age 88, of Higden, Ark., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at Indian Rock Village in Fairfield Bay, Ark. Born in Concord, Ark., on July 18, 1918, she was the daughter of the late John Robert and Jamie (Long) Garrett. A resident of Cleburne County for most of her life, Mrs. Helms was a homemaker and an employee of the Arkansas Department of Health. She was a member of the Busy Bee Quilting Club and enjoyed quilting with her Mennonite friends. Mrs. Helms was a member of the Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arvie A. Helms; one son, Aubrey Helms; two brothers; and three sisters. Survivors include one son, David Maurice Helms, and his wife, Carol, of Higden; one daughter, Maida Sullivan, and her husband, Jim, of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Lorene Davis of Tumbling Shoals and Delphia Jean Thurman of Amarillo, Texas; her daughter-in-law, Freda Helms of Drasco; four grandchildren, David Helms of Buda, Texas, Jamie Helms and his wife, Cheryl, of Drasco, Kelly Rund and her husband, Ross, of Illinois, and Darren Sullivan of Pine Bluff; and eight greatgrandchildren. Mrs. Helms is also survived by other relatives and her many friends.
Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 23, from 5-7 p.m. at Olmstead Funeral Home, Inc. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. in the Oak Grove Church of God with Rev. Darvin Carlton officiating. Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery. Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home Inc. www.olmstead.cc.
HOPE - Mrs. Florence M. Tucker, 82, Hope, (formerly Caney, Ark.), passed away Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, in a Hope Hospital. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, Caney Cemetery, Caney. Burial follows. Arrangements: Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home, Hope, Ark.
HOT SPRINGS - J. Otis Cook, 98, of Hot Springs died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007. Born Dec. 1, 1908, in Arkansas to the late Julia Jones Cook and Isaac Joel Cook. Mr. Cook was retired from Reynolds Metal and a retired auto mechanic; deacon and Sunday School teacher at Hot Springs Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Martha High Cook; daughter, LaVerne Chapman; two stepsons, William R. High and John P. High; four stepdaughters, Janet David, Kay Bohn, Marguerite Gentry and Mary High; grandchildren; Steve Chapman, Greg Chapman and Julia Chapman; great grandchildren, Brittany Chapman, Shelby Chapman, Dylan Chapman and Lyndall Chapman; and 12 step-grandchildren. Services are 10:00 Friday, Feb. 23, at Hot Springs Baptist Church with Senior Pastor Gerald Taylor officiating. Visitation will be 5:30 to 7:30, Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Hot Springs Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hot Springs Funeral Home.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE - James E. Walter, 84, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., died in a local hospital on Feb. 19, 2007. He was born March 8, 1922, in New Castle, Pa., to the late Kenneth and Emma Walter. He was preceded in death by his sister, Vera Betty; and his brother, Robert.
He is survived by his wife, Verlee (Mauermann) Walter; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Nancy Walter and Douglas and Erin Walter; five grandchildren, Alana, Gregory, David, Jennifer and Elisabeth.
Services will be at the Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, with Reverends William Bailey, Don Trent and Victor Brown officiating. Military honors will follow. Arrangements by Caruth Village Funeral Home. Guests may register at www.caruth-hale.com.
JACINTO - Allie Drue Smith, 97, of Jacinto, Ark., went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, February 20, 2007. She leaves behind a sister, Lyndell Clemmons and a multitude of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and greatgreat-grandchildren and many other loving relatives and friends. Visitation will be Thursday, February 22, 2007, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce with Rev. Larry Hudson officiating. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery near Holly Springs. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuenralhome.com.
JONESBORO - Verbal Harp, 94, of Jonesboro died Tuesday. Survivors include sons, Claud and Johnny Harp; daughters, Dorothy Harp, Barbara Sprinkle, Patsy Davidson, Debbie Buck, and Nellie Mears; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five greatgreat-grandchildren. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Roller-Farmers Union Chapel. Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery. On-line guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
JONESBORO - Wanda Morgan, 75, of Jonesboro died Tuesday. Survivors include her mother, Gladys Mae Stoker; a son, Donald Morgan; a daughter, Judy Cline; five brothers; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Roller-Farmers Union Chapel. Burial will follow in Pine Log Cemetery. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
LESLIE - Lauretta E. Stalter, 72, of Leslie, Ark. passed away February 20, 2007. Survivors include two daughters, two brothers, four sisters, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday, February 22, 2007 at the Quitman Cemetery. Arrangements by Roller Mc-Nutt of Clinton,, (501) 745-2151. www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
LONOKE - Mrs. Ella Mae Horton Burgess Curry passed away February 20, 2007 after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Curry was a charter member of New Testament Baptist Church, 1600 Lincoln St., Lonoke.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Ollie Horton, her husband, James Curry and a son Gary Burgess. She is survived by John (Dickey) Burgess (Judy) of Lonoke, LarryCurry (Sherry) of Texas, Glenda Allison (Freddie) of Lonoke, Donna Hall (Cecil), Mary Harrell and Henrietta Odom, all of Texas; 16 grandchildren; 20 greatgrandchildren and a sister, Lela Jo Tullos of Lonoke.
The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, February 23 at New Testament Baptist Church with burial to follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke. Visitation will be Thursday, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. A special thanks to Golden Years Manor for their compassion and care. Also, a special thanks to her longtime caregiver, Marcia Miller. Memorials may be made to New Testament Baptist Church Building Fund.
LONOKE - Lena A. Tucker, 49, of Lonoke passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 in Sherwood, Ark. She was born on March 23, 1957 in Little Rock, Ark., to John and Nellie Carter Garringer. She is of the Baptist faith and was crazy about wrestling. She is preceded in death by her father, John Garringer.
Mrs. Tucker is survived by her loving husband Gleason of the home; mother, Nellie Garringer of Lonoke, Ark.; daughter, Cassandra Henley and her husband Patrick of Lonoke; brother, Johnny Garringer and wife Sheila of Lonoke, two sisters, Marty Tippitt of Moore, Okla., and Tonya Curtis and husband Tim of Lonoke; three grandchildren, Madeline Henry, Lindsay and Justin Henley.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2007 at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Milburn "Pint" Hill and Rev. Tim Curtis officiating. Interment will follow at Arkansas Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday, February 22, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. To sign the on-line guest book visit: www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home, (501) 982-2136.
MALVERN - Mary H. Green, Malvern, died Tuesday. Survivors: husband, James F. "Jim" Green; children, Jamie Green, Tammy Green, Vickie Baker, Sherri Cessor; siblings, Gene, Betty, JoAnn, Rachel; grandchildren: Josh, Austin, Zachary, Christa, Dustin, Cory, and Shea. Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Atkinson Chapel. Visitation: 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday. Interment, Lono Cemetery. Directors: Atkinson's, Malvern, Ark.
MENA - Kathleen Allen, age 52, of Mena, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2007 in Mena. Mrs. Allen was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. A family memorial service will be scheduled at a later time.
MIDWAY - Lynn C. Feliccia, age 61, of Midway died Monday. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2007 at the Roller Funeral Home Chapel. She is survived by her husband, one son and two daughters. Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home, (870) 425-2161. Online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
MONTICELLO - Carolyn Chisom High, age 59, passed away Monday at Drew Memorial Hospital. Service is 1 p.m. Thursday, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Burial in Green Hill Cemetery.
MOUNTAIN HOME - Mildred Marie Bello, age 94, of Mountain Home died Tuesday. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Joseph's Cemetery in River Grove, Ill. She is survived by one son Jim Bello. Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home, (870) 425-2161. Online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNTAIN HOME - Infant Jason Seymore Stoll died Thursday, February 15, 2007, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. Parents are Brandon Stoll and Leola Seymore. Services were Monday at Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Kirby's Tucker Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at kirbyboaz.com.
NORFORK - Clair Jacob Hoehn, 87, of Norfork, died February 15, 2007 at his residence. He was born January 8, 1920 and was a WWII Veteran. He is survived locally by his wife, Fedelia Hoehn of Norfork. Services are private. Arrangements by Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at kirbyboaz.com.
PINE BLUFF - Weldon Barner Abbott, 103, died Tuesday, February 20,2007, just three days prior to his 104th birthday, at Trinity Village Medical Center in Pine Bluff. One of 11 children, he was born February 23, 1903 in Princeton, Ark., a son of John Samuel and Sarah Lenora Looney Abbott. He graduatedfrom the Fourth District Agricultural High School in Monticello in 1920 and attended Arkansas A&M in Monticello, where he became a Farm and Dairy manager in 1928.
Mr. Abbott was a laboratory technician with International Paper Company in Camden for several years. Then he served as director of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation office for Ouachita County. He accepted that same position in Jefferson County in 1949 and has lived in Pine Bluff ever since. Mr. Abbott retired in 1973. Always an outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and bee-keeping. Late in life Mr. Abbott developed the hobby of carving birds, which he enjoyed giving to family and friends.
Mr. Abbott was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Men's Bible Class. He was also active in the Scottish Rite of Free Masonary of Little Rock, 32nd Degree, a Shriner at the Sahara Temple in Pine Bluff, member of Pine Bluff Masonic Lodge Number 69 F&AM, Pine Bluff Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow, and a member of the Retired Federal Employees following 28 years of service with the U.S. Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Betty Strickland Taylor Abbott; two sons, Dr. W.S. Abbott and wife, Mary Ruth of Salt Lake City, Utah andH. Lavon Abbott and wife, Mary Ruth of Crossett, Ark.; stepson, Howard P. Taylor and wife, Hayden of Sanford, N.C.; stepdaughter, Mary Ross Taylor of Wimberly, Texas; sister, Beth Merritt of Alexander, Ark.; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. He is also survived by special caregivers Linda Finley, Tomeka Freeman and Yvette Jenkins.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2007 at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. W. Lee Kinney, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Pinewood Memorial Park in Crossett. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish to give memorials may send them to Weldon B. Abbott Endowed Scholarship, P.O. Box 3520, Monticello, Ark. 71656, First Presbyterian Church, 717 West 32nd Avenue, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603 and Trinity Village Medical Center, 6400 Trinity Drive, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603. Website: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.
PINE BLUFF - Clinton Vernon Lee, 81, Pine Bluff, Ark., died Wednesday. Survivors: sons, Bruce Lee, Pine Bluff, Roger Lee, Pine Bluff; daughter, Karen Cockrell, White Hall; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation, Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., Robinson's. Services: 2 p.m., Friday, Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.
RUSSELLVILLE - Erna Halweg, 92, of Russellville, died Tuesday, February 20, 2007. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2007 at Humphrey Chapel with Pastor Philip Schwerin officiating. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery at Augsburg by Humphrey Funeral Service. Internet obituary and online guest book available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.
RUSSELLVILLE - T.A. Hobbs, 82, of Russellville, died Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. The son of James and Mary Elizabeth Neighbor Hobbs, he was born January 4, 1925 in Steubenville, Ohio. He was a 1943 graduate of Dover High School. T.A. owned and operated Hobbs Used Cars on North El Paso Avenue in Russellville for over 40 years. He had been active in the Russellville Jaycees and the Hwy. 331 Shell Station Breakfast Club. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Kathryn Adams Hobbs. He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Mary and Leon Anderson Russellville, Joan Caughman, Russellville; four grandchildren, Clay Anderson, Russellville, Adam Anderson, Russellville, Amber Caughman Wood and her husband Stephen, Charleston, Mary Caughman, Russellville and a great granddaughter, Chanley Kathryn Wood, Charleston.
A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 22 at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville by Humphrey Funeral Service, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Mackey Yokem will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 304 South Commerce, Russellville, Ark. 72801. Internet obituary and online guest book may be found at www.humphreyfuneral.com.
SEARCY - Leonard Allen McClaskey, 77, of Searcy, entered into rest February 15, 2007. Memorial services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 2007 at Higginson Assembly of God. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital. www.searcymceuenfuneralhome.com.
SEARCY - Sally June White, resident of Searcy, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was 74 years of age. Mrs. White was born December 6, 1932 in Worden, the daughter of Phillip Milt and Edna Wave Wallace. She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of the Worden Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Sheila Petty and husband, Michael of Searcy; two grandchildren, Jennifer Strayer of Austin, Texas, and Michael Strayer of Searcy; five brothers, Roy Wallace of Bald Knob, Johnie Wallace of Millington, Tenn., Dale Wallace of Augusta, Joe Wallace of Bald Knob, and Jim Wallace of Augusta; one sister, Lois McLain of Eureka Springs; her best friends, Ella Thompson of Searcy and Betty Parsons of Bald Knob. She was preceded in death by her husband, Barney Joe White; her parents, Phillip and Edna Wallace; two brothers, Glennie Wallace and Ray Wallace.
Funeral services will be conducted 10 am Saturday at Powell Funeral Home in Searcy with interment in Gum Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital. Condolences may be made at www.powellfuneralhome.net. Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home of Searcy.
STAR CITY - Shirley Weatherford, 84, of Star City died Wednesday. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Shady Grove Cemetery in Glendale. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City.
TULL - Ethel M. Tull, 66, of Tull, died on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at Saline Memorial Hospital. She was born on August 27, 1940 at Magnolia, Ark., to the late Henry Arthur and Ruhama Smith Maness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Antioch Christian Church at Tull.
She is survived by her husband, Doyle Tull, son and daughter-in-law, Joey and Charlotte Turner all of Tull. Also surviving are one brother Willie D. Maness of Las Vegas, Nev., sister Mary Maxfield of Magnolia, Ark., and one grandson, Dustin Turner, of Tull and many relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 23, 2007 at the Chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with Rev. Bill Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery in Tull. Visitation will be Thursday evening at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home from 6:30-8 p.m. Pallbearers will be HenryHarrison, Terry Harrison, Brian Tull, Johnny Harrison, Ricky Burrow, Dean Kidd and Honorary Pallbearer, Dean Harrison. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard.
WILMAR - Oscar Frye, 82, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2007 at Southwest Hospital Allegiance Specialty Hospital in Little. Funeral is 1 p.m. Friday at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Burial in Wilmar Cemetery.
WISEMAN - Hugh Tanner, 89, of Wiseman, died Tuesday at Randolph County Hospital in Pocahontas. Services are Friday, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Horseshoe Bend, with burial in Wiseman Cemetery under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem. Visitation is Thursday from 6 to 8.
WYNNE - Cleyo Blackwell, 71, of Wynne, died Monday in Memphis. Survivors are: wife, Jeanne Ellen Blackwell of Wynne; sons, Jerry Balckwell and Gary Blackwell both of California; four brothers; and two sisters. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Kernodle Funeral Home Chapel, burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Wynne.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Wilson Weems, 55, of San Jose, Calif., was born July 10,1951, in Holly Grove, Ark. to the late Elihu Weems Sr. and Erma Harris Weems. His family later moved to Chicago, Ill. Wilson became a Christian at an early age. He was a member of Good Shepard Catholic Church in Pacifica, Calif. Wilson graduated from Englewood High School in Chicago, Ill., in 1968 and graduated from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Ill., in 1980 with a degree in Computer Science. He retired from IBM after 30 years of service. Wilson was a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Wilson moved to Bedford, Texas in 1983. Later he became a dual resident of Bedford, Texas, and Pacifica, Calif., from 1994 to 2004 where he was the third parent for Christina and Erin Young and later moved to San Jose, Calif., in 2004. Wilson enjoyed many sports, his favorite was basketball in Texas, he had the opportunity to coach three girls' basketball teams. He coached "The Golden Daffodils", "Plus 2", and "Solid Gold AAU", a boy soccer team "The Strickers". He enjoyed traveling which has taken him all over the United States and Abroad. He enjoyed spending much quality time with his family and coming to Arkansas for a relaxing card game of pinochle.
Wilson leaves to cherish his memory: one brother, Elihu "Eddie" Weems Jr. (Emma), of Little Rock, Ark.; four sisters, Doris J. Weems of Chicago, Ill., Estella Weems Young (Reginal) of Pacifica, Calif., Cynthia L. Perry (Dwight) of Madison, Wis., and Renee Tucker (Gustave) of Olympia Fields, Ill.; a cousin/brother, Melvin Smith (Valerie) of Detroit, Mich.; nine nieces; six nephews; six great-nieces; five greatnephews; one uncle, Crit C. Harris Jr. (Virdie) of Chicago, Ill.; two aunts, Grace Adams of Marvell, Ark., and Mildred Smith (Sam) of Detroit, Mich.; and many cousins, other relatives and loving friends.
Home going service will be Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Holly Grove, Arkansas. Viewing will be at 1 p.m., prior to service, at the church. Interment will follow at Pine City Cemetery, Pine City, Arkansas. There will be a viewing Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, 2-5 p.m., at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester, Little Rock, Ark. (501) 372-1305.
MONROE, La. - Neta E. Huie, age 81, of Monroe, La., and Autumn Oaks ofCorinth, Texas died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007. She was born March 25, 1925, in the Bastrop/Collingston, La., area. She was a daughter of Frank and Rosie Parks. Mrs. Huie was of the Christadelphian Faith and the widow of Dr. Julian L. Huie, whowas an optometrist in Memphis, Tenn. Survivors include her daughter, Julia E. Hamilton, and son-in-law, Patrick D. Hamilton, of Corinth, Texas; sister Minta B. Gresham (Gene) of Huntsville, Ala.; one grandchild, Renee A. Jenkins (Mark) and one great-grandchild, David, of Mt. Prospect, Illinois.
Visitation hours will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, followed by funeral services at 2 p.m., at the Harris Funeral Home Chapel in Morrilton, Ark. Burial will be at the Huie Cemetery in Clinton, Ark.
GRAY COURT, S.C. - Winford Fearl Fulton, age 75, of South Carolina, formerly of White County, Ark., died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2007. A graveside service will be held in Rose Bud, Ark., in St. Mary's Cemetery on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at 2 p.m. Local arrangements by Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. www.searcymceuenfuneralhome.com.
DESOTO, Texas - James Marvin Green Sr., 67, of Desoto, Texas, formerly of Pine Bluff, died Feb. 14, 2007. Services Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, Brown Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Alvin Lowe, 11 a.m. Burial Monday, Arkansas State Veterans/North Little Rock at 11 a.m. by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
PLANO, Texas - Georgia Rogers Blacklock was born Feb. 14, 1925, inBuena Vista, Ark., and left us peacefully to be with the Lord on Feb. 19, 2007. Georgia was a retired Vice President of City National Bank in Beverly Hills, Calif. She then retired to Little Rock, Ark., in 1990 and remained there until she became illon Dec. 1, 2006, where she then moved to Plano, Texas to be with family.
Georgia is survived by her three daughters, Susie and her husband Tom Marks of Turlock, Calif.; Donna and her husband, Mike Blaska of Huntington Beach, Calif.; Brenda and her husband Roy Deanda of Plano, Texas. She also had four stepdaughters byher previous husband, the late Garland Blacklock. They are Sherry Stone, Kristal Rogers, Gay Turbyfill and Debbie Trimble. She has six grandchildren, Scott Blaska, 31, Eric Blaska, 24, Robert Field, 19, Savannah Field, 10, Nicole Deanda, 11, Kevin Deanda, 10; and one great-grandchild, Payton Blaska, 2. She is also survived by one Sister, LaVelle Fletcher of Denton, Texas; nieces, Ruth Westreich; Linda Zoschke, Nancy Boyd; Mary Lee Perry; and Suzette Phillips.She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Schoeppe and one brother, Henry Pate.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home Chapel (501) 224-8300. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.