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John Francis Breen Jr., 79, of Little Rock.
Robert Alan Burger, 90, of Little Rock.
Leonie Barrett Courtney, 77, of Little Rock.
Daniel A. Dull, 60, of North Little Rock.
William Alfred "Bill" Ferrell, 89, of Little Rock.
Herbert Andrew Jackson, 87, of Little Rock.
Roger Dale Nichols, 50, of Little Rock.
Charles Kevin Roberts, 39, of Little Rock.
Ralph E. Schumacher, 64, of North Little Rock.
Jamaria Geor'Gia Ware, infant, of Little Rock.
ELSEWHERE IN ARKANSAS
ARKADELPHIA William R. "Bill" Chambers, 83. Audie Roberts Terry, 85.
BATESVILLE Nathaniel Scott Barnett, 17.
Jeffie Thompson, 80.
BEEBE Luther William Hartzell, 78.
BRINKLEY Joyce Ramsey, 59.
CABOT Robert Hood, 61.
CAMDEN Bettye Marie Wallace, 81.
CLARKSVILLE Terry L. Sisco, 40.
CLINTON Betty M. Tomlinson, 76.
CROSSETT Wallace Ray Mills, 63.
DARDANELLE Kate George, 98.
Fred Smith, 72.
GASSVILLE Raymond J. Deis , 72.
JONESBORO Larry Stevens, 47.
JUDSONIA LaDonna Kay Hastings, 51.
MONTICELLO Moten Carter, 88.
MORO Mary Louise McElroy, 69.
OAKLAND Barbara Jean Sisney, 69.
PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN Donald "Buster" Pruett, 85.
PINE BLUFF Willie C. Robinson, 77.
RUSSELLVILLE Betty C. Kubicek, 60.
SIDNEY Marian F. Beary, 69.
STUTTGART Clementine "Clemie" Lisko, 83.
WINSLOW Paul Doss, 74.
JOHN FRANCIS BREEN JR., 79, of Little Rock, loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend,passed away Monday, June 9, 2008, after a short illness.
John was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on February 6, 1929, to John Francis Breen, Sr. and Eleanor E. Cousins Breen. He was lovingly referred to by family and friends as "Jack". He attended Sacred Heart School in Memphis and graduated from Millington High School at the age of 16. He attended the University of Tennessee for two years before volunteering to serve in the United States Army during the Korean War. After returning from his first tour of duty in Korea he attended a year at Sienna College in Memphis and then volunteered for a second tour of duty. Upon completion of his service, he returned home to Frayser, Tennessee, and managed the family farm while attending Memphis State University, graduating with a B.A. and M.A. in Economics. He subsequently graduated from Louisiana State University School of Banking. John began working for the Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis as a cashier, where he quickly became head cashier. In 1962 he was appointed as manager of the Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Later he was named vice-president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis along with his duties in Little Rock.
He served on the board of various community organizations including OIC and the American Red Cross. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Little Rock #69, and was named as a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International upon his retirement from the Federal Reserve in 1993. For fifteen years after his retirement, John served as admissions representative to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York for the State of Arkansas.
John loved the excitement of travel as well as to crappie fish and duck hunt. He and his wife, Barbara, visited 43 different countries and once traveled around the world. A lover of history, he read history books of all types, was a crossword puzzle enthusiast, and an avid fan of Tennessee athletics. His family was his greatest love, he never missed a birthday party or school activity involving his children.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Eleanor Dix; and his loving grandson, Stephen James Breen.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, John F. Breen III and his wife Janet; his daughter, Lynne Breen Alpar and her husband Alan and their daughters, Michelle and Madeline; son, James S. Breen and his wife Kathy and their children, Cortni, Kristi, and Amber; and his nephews, Arthur Dix and John Dix; and his dog, Blessing.
The family will receive friends beginning at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home (501) 224-8300 with a Rosary to follow at 7 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, June 11, at 10 a.m., at Christ The King Catholic Church with The Reverend Phillip Breen and Monsignor Francis I. Malone as celebrants. Interment will be at Arkansas State Veterans' Cemetery in North Little Rock at 12 noon.
In lieu of flowers, if so desired, charitable donations can be made to the Stephen Breen Memorial Foundation, 1940 Warner Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76110. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.
ROBERT ALAN BURGER, M.D., age 90, of Little Rock, died Saturday, June 7, 2008. He retired from Baptist Medical Center and was a veteran of World War II.
Dr. Burger was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mary Elizabeth Burger and his son, Robert Burger Jr. He is survived by his son, Eric Burger of Little Rock; a daughter, Leslie Milliken of Belton, Texas; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Little Rock (1818 Reservoir Road). In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Endowment Fund of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1818 Reservoir Road, Little Rock, Ark. 72227. Cremation arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
LEONIE BARRETT COURTNEY, 77, of Little Rock, died May 22, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredricksburg, Va. She is survived by three stepchildren, Lawrence W. Courtney of Charleston, S.C., Catherine O. Courtney and J. Steven Courtney, both of Little Rock, Arkansas. A Graveside Service will be held at 10 a.m. on June 12, 2008, at Roselawn Memorial Park followed by a Memorial Service at Christ Episcopal Church. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
DANIEL A. DULL, 60, of North Little Rock passed away Saturday, June 7, 2008. He was born in Charleston,South Carolina, to Daniel and Ruth M. Dull, Sr. He was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church. Daniel was a science teacher at Fuller Junior High School for 19 years, he owned and operated Dull Vending Company and was a trolleyoperator on the River Rail Central Arkansas Transit, an avid outdoorsman and photographer. He is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Martha Dull of Maumelle; one nephew, Bill Dull Jr. of Fayetteville. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Park Hill Baptist Church. Arrangements by North Little Rock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1921 Main, 758-1170. Online obituary and guest register at www.nlrfh.com. As a memorial to Dan, "Ride the Trolley."
WILLIAM ALFRED "BILL" FERRELL died peacefully on June 6, 2008, at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas, afteran extended illness. Bill lived a long, full and exemplary life. Born on August 9, 1918, to William Harrison Ferrell and Fanny Bates Ferrell, he was raised on a farm outside Independence, Kansas, during the Roaring 20s and the GreatDepression of the 1930s. Subsequent to the Dec. 17, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, he volunteered for the Army Air Corps, trained as a pilot, was stationed in England, and flew B-17 bombers over Europe battling the Luftwaffe and anti-aircraft fire. His bravery and mission success in WWII was recognized with numerous medals and commendations. He was the last surviving member of his B-17 crew of 11 men. While in England, Bill met and married his wife of 63 years, Olive. After the war's end, Bill and Olive returned to Independence to begin a family and career. Bill went to work for the Sun Oil Company, initially in Oklahoma and then in Conway, Arkansas, retiring from Sun 38 years later. He also served in the Air Force Reserve, and was active in Rotary and the VFW.
A quiet and unsung hero, Bill Ferrell was truly a member of the 'Greatest Generation' and lived the kind of life that contributed so much to his family, friends, community and country. He was hardworking, dedicated, loyal, courageous, considerate, thrifty and selfless, and he passed these values onto his children while also ensuring that they, the next generation, got more education and opportunity than he did.
He is survived by his wife Olive, son Kevin and daughter-in-law, Frederica and their sons, Bill and Paul, daughter, Meriel and her son Jared, daughter, Valerie and son-in-law, Brian Campbell and their sons, Ian and Conner, and daughter, Lisa and son-in-law, Jim Jackson and their children, Adam, Luke and Lily Nan. He was preceded in death by his parents, his twin brother, Charles, his sisters, Helen and Elizabeth and his brothers, Paul and Mack.
A memorial service was held 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2008, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4002 N. Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock with Roller-Chenal Funeral Home (501) 224-8300 assisting.
Please send donations to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 9221 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Mo., 64114-3367, in lieu of flowers. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.
HERBERT ANDREW JACKSON, 87, of Little Rock, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2008. He served in World WarII as a Sonarman Third Class in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the Little Rock Fire Department as Fire Chief in 1968 and from Longbell International Paper Company in the 1970s. Herbert was a skilled carpenter, the best cabinetmaker in the state and was known as the "saint of paint."
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Juanita Terry Jackson; daughters, Charlene, Sandra and Francine; step-daughters, Joyce Etheredge and Mary Wagner; a sister, Grace Tipton; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today, Tuesday, June 10 from 4-6 p.m. at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.), Little Rock. Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, June 11 at 10 a.m. at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock, officiated by Rev. Elton Cole. Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501)224-2200. Please sign Mr. Jackson's online guestbook at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.
ROGER DALE NICHOLS, 50, of Little Rock, was born December 2, 1957, to A.B. and Lizzie Nichols. Daleleaves to cherish his memories his parents; A.B. and Lizzie Nichols, brother; Alton, sister; Anne B. Anderson. Funeral services will be Friday, June 13, 2008, 1 p.m. at Mattie Hicks Memorial Chapel (Premier). Visitation Thursday June 12,2008, from 1 till 7 p.m. at the Funeral home. Services entrusted to Premier Funeral Home, 1518 S. Battery St., Little Rock, Ark. 72202 (501) 376-4800. "Only Heaven can serve you better."
USAF Major CHARLES KEVIN ROBERTS D.O., 39, of Little Rock went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 8, 2008. He had served in the United States Air Force as a family practice and flight medicine physician, and was currently furthering his education at UAMS as a radiology resident. He was a member of Fellowship Bible Church and Aikido Federation. He enjoyed cooking, fishing, Aikido, and traveling. He was a loving husband, father and son.
He is survived by his wife, Kim Roberts, four children, Tyler Roberts, Lindsey Roberts, Sarah Roberts and Grant Roberts; his parents, Charles W. and Marlene A. Roberts of Crossville, Tennessee; a brother, Daniel K. Roberts of Bensalem, Pennsylvania; and grandmother, Helvi Herneshuhta of Thunder Bay, Ontario.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday at Fellowship Bible Church, 1601 Champlin Road, (501) 224-7171. The family will receive friends beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home (501) 224-8300.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UAMS, Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, Attn: In Memory of Dr. Charles Roberts for the Diner Family Endowment Radiology Resident Education, 4301 West Markham, Slot 716, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-7199.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.
RALPH E. SCHUMACHER, 64, of North Little Rock passed away Saturday, June 7, 2008. He was a mathematics teacher in Osceola and an industrial engineer at Crompton Corduroy in Osceola, Arkansas and Timex, Inc. in Little Rock from 1985-2002. He was a graduate of Mountain Home High School and earned a bachelors degreefrom Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in North Little Rock.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carolyn Rhein Schumacher; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Rachel Schumacher, of Lacey, Washington; daughter, Jill A. Schumacher of Issaquah, Washington; grandson, Conner Daniel Schumacher, of Lacey, Washington; mother, Letha Ogle, of North Little Rock; and a host of extended family. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Gerry Schumacher.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Red Cross Greater Arkansas in memory of Ralph E. Schumacher, P.O. Box 191051, Little Rock, Arkansas 72209 or First United Methodist Church, 6701 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116.
Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, at First United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1921 Main, 758-1170. Online obituary and guest register at www.nlrfh.com.
Infant, JAMARIA GEOR'GIA WARE, departed this life June 6, 2008. Survived by parents, Steven and Jenise Ware; sister, Steleta Ware; grandparents, Eugene and Euleta Ware, host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside today, 11 a.m. at Oakland Fraternal Cemetery. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Little Rock (501) 371-0111. "Service you can trust."Arkansas
ARKADELPHIA - William R. "Bill" Chambers, age 83, passed away June 8, 2008, with the love of his life at hisside, at Twin Rivers in Arkadelphia. Bill was the son of Jane and Will B. Chambers.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Mary; a son Jim Chambers, wife Sandi of Atlanta, Ga.; and daughter Linda Grantham, husbandbanks, Alaska; granddaughters, Traci Leslie, husband, Hugh of Skandia, Mich., Mitzi Mercer, husband, Robert of Tupelo, Miss., and Kelly Polson, husband, Robby of Greenville, Miss. Bill also had eight wonderful greatgrandchildren he adored. He is also survived by his brother Bob in Greenvally, Ariz., and sister, Jean Persak of Gainsville, Ga.
He always gave of himself first with his family and in our community. He volunteered at Baptist Regional Medical with wife Mary where she will continue to share his giving spirit.
Bill served his country for 30 years starting with his enlistment in the Army for World War II in 1942. He was in Europe with the forces that relieved Bastone. He continued his service with the U.S. Air Force during the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. He served with distinction until his retirement in 1973.
Bill was a member of Arkadelphia Masonic Lodge #381, a 32nd Degree mason, a member of Scimitar Shrine Temple, and Arkadelphia Chapter #378 Order of Eastern Star. He served as Worshipful Master of Arkadelphia Lodge and in 2007 was awarded the "Pillars of Solomon," a Grand Lodge award for long and faithful service to the Masonic Fraternity. Bill served as Worthy Patron of Arkadelphia Chapter OES several times and worked for the Order for many years. He was given special recognition by Arkansas Grand Chapter by being appointed as Grand Chapter Dad for 2008. Bill was a special man loved by many and his presence will be missed, but his spirit will be forever within us all.
Services will be today at 10 a.m. in the Ruggles-Wilcox Chapel with Rev. Greg Lathem officiating. Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospital Auxiliary would be greatly appreciated. Please sign the online registry at www.ruggleswilcox.com.
ARKADELPHIA - Audie Roberts Terry, age 85, of Arkadelphia died Sunday, June 8, 2008, at her home. She was born September 7, 1922, in Alpine, Ark., the daughter of the late Rev. W.T. and Cora Mathis Roberts. She retired from the Hollywood Vasserette in Arkadelphia was a member of the St. Andrew United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilford Terry.
Survivors include one brother, Thomas Roberts of Magnolia, Ark.; one sister, Verna Robinson of North Little Rock, Ark.; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jessica Durand officiating. Interment will be I Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held 2-8 p.m. Monday and the family will receive friends today at 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Andrew United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society. Online guest register is available at www.ruggleswilcox.com.
BATESVILLE - Nathaniel Scott Barnett, 17, of Batesville, Arkansas died June 7, 2008. Services are Wednesday, June 11, 2 p.m., at the Sulphur Rock First United Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Batesville. Visitation is today from 4-7 p.m. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Service of Batesville. Condolences: Visit www.willisfs.com.
BATESVILLE - Jeffie Thompson, 80, of Batesville died Monday, June 9, 2008, at Batesville. Services Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 10 a.m., Qualls Batesville Funeral Service Chapel of Batesville. Burial: Lewis Cemetery, Mount Pleasant. Arrangements by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service of Batesville. Visitation: today from 6 until 8 p.m.
BEEBE - Luther William Hartzell, 78, of Beebe, Arkansas, died Monday, June 9, 2008. He was a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and after retiring as Chief Master Sergeant from the Air Force, Luther worked at Remington Arms where he was a maintenance supervisor. Luther was a member of the Beebe First United Methodist Church.He was a big fan of horse racing and the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Luther is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Hartzell of Beebe, and one daughter, Cathy Hartzell of Cabot. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Ralph Hartzell and Thelma Young Hartzell, and one son, Larry Hartzell.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Stoney Point Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial & Tribute Processing Center, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, Kansas, 66601-1653 or the Humane Society of Searcy, 112 Johnston Rd., Searcy, Ark., 72143. www.westbrookfuneralhome.com.
BRINKLEY - Joyce Ramsey, age 59, died Sunday. Survivors: daughters, Delana Burrow (Ronnie), Danette Reynolds (Ross); brothers, Harry Belcher Jr., Robert Belcher; sisters, Dorothy Powers, Linda Parker, Ann Young, Judy Moses; six grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m., Wednesday, Posey Cemetery, Wheatley. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. today Bob Neal & Sons Funeral Home, Brinkley. Guestbook www.bobnealandsons.com.
CABOT - Robert Hood, age 61, died Sunday. Survivors, wife, Louise Hood; daughter, Sherry Hickman (Randy); brothers, Jerry Hood and Eugene Hood (Linda); sisters, Louise Taylor (Troy) and Diane Wilson, granddaughters, Crystal Murray (Arthur), Victoria and Alexandra Hickman; grandsons, Arthur II, Ashton and Austin Murray. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Assembly of God Church, Brinkley. Interment Oaklawn Cemetery by Bob Neal & Sons Funeral Home, Brinkley. Visitation 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, First Assembly of God Church, Brinkley. Guest book www.bobnealandsons.com.
CAMDEN - Bettye Marie Wallace of Camden was born Nov. 26, 1926, in Webb City, Mo. The youngest of three children born to Clarance and Bessie Johnson, she was a dreamer with a thirst for knowledge. She married R.G. "Bud" Wallace on April 15, 1951, in Miami, Okla. Together, they have raised four children, Karin Stewart of Norman, Okla., Larry Wallace of Camden, Diane Thorne of Tiburon, Calif., and Rob Wallace of Fort Gibson, Okla. On June 8, 2008, at Ouachita Hospital in Camden, Bettye extended her life's adventure into that which lay beyond death.
In this life, Bettye was administrator of the Beverly Enterprises Magnolia Road facility in Camden, and was active in community affairs. She was a dedicated member of St. John's Episcopal Church. She was a member of the local chapter of Business and Professional Women, the Music Club, the Garden Club, and the New Century Club, and served as an officer of several of these organizations. She ran an unsuccessful campaign for Ouachita County Clerk in 1970.
In the 20 years after retirement, Bettye traveled extensively supporting Bud's mission with Lions World Service for the Blind. She was a voracious reader and seeker of knowledge who spurred her children and grandchildren to broad horizons and deep devotions.
She is survived by her husband and children, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2008, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Camden. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Camden. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest register, visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com.
CLARKSVILLE - MSGT Terry L. Sisco, 40, of Clarksville died Saturday. He was stationed with Unit 314 Security Forces Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base. Member of Church of Christ, graduate of Clarksville High School, 1986. Survivors: mother, Ruby Harris Sisco, Clarksville; father and stepmother, Kenneth and Loretta Sisco, Joplin, Mo.; brothers, Greg Sisco, Clarksville, Kenneth Scott Sisco, Joplin; sisters, Terri Dale, Ohio, Robyn Lawrence, Texas. Services: 2 p.m.Wednesday, Clarksville Church of Christ. Burial with full Military Honors at Oakland Cemetery by Hardwicke.
CLINTON - Betty M. Tomlinson, 76, of Clinton died Monday, June 9, 2008, at St. Vincents in Little Rock. Services will be held Wednesday, June 11, 10 a.m. at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
CROSSETT - Wallace Ray Mills, age 63, of Crossett, Ark., passed away on June 8, 2008. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett, Ark. (www.jonesservice. com).
DARDANELLE - Kate George, 98, Dardanelle, died Sunday. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Mary George, Bill and Kay George all of Dardanelle; daughter, Freda Riggins, Pine Bluff; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; seven greatgreat-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral: Wednesday, 10 a.m., Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle. Interment, Brearley Cemetery. Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.
DARDANELLE - Fred Smith, 72, Dardanelle, died Monday. Survivors: daughters, Connie Brown, Dardanelle, Cindy Cook, Summit, Leslie Wyre, Pottsville; brothers, Jack Smith,Springdale, Joe Smith, Bentonville; sisters, Lois Misner, Kansas, Marilyn Hale, Springdale, Maxine Bookout, Rogers; Sherry Stevens, Elm Springs; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Wednesday, 2 p.m., Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle. Interment, Brearley Cemetery. Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.
GASSVILLE - Funeral services for Raymond J. Deis, 72, Gassville, will be private. Raymond died June 8, 2008. He is survived by his wife Sondra. Memorial may be made to Hospice House. Arrangements are by Kirby & Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guest book at www.kirbyandfamily.com.
JONESBORO - Larry Stevens, 47, of Jonesboro died Saturday, June 7 at NEA Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Pam; son, Ryan Stevens; two brothers; a sister; several nieces and nephews; and three great-nephews. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Pine Log Cemetery with Danny Taylor officiating. On-line guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
JUDSONIA - LaDonna Kay Hastings, age 51, of Judsonia, Arkansas went home to rest Wednesday, June4, 2008. LaDonna was born August 15, 1956 in Roosevelt, Utah. She was preceded in death by her father Vaughn Hastings. LaDonna was a registered nurse for over 30 years. She was adventurous, loved the outdoors, a naturalistic and was afraidloved her Lord and was an amazing mother, daughter, sister and friend. LaDonna will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
LaDonna is survived by her mother, Laura Hastings of Judsonia Ark.; one daughter, Samantha Pearce (Michael) of San Angelo, Texas; one son, Anthony Joeris (Kim) of Abilene, Texas; one brother, Michael Hastings and life partner Eric Camp of Little Rock, Ark.; one sister, Susan Bowman (Don) of Judsonia, Ark. Also, many nephews, great-nephews and a host of friends.
Memorial service was held 11 a.m., Monday June 9, 2008 at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home Chapel 2616 S. Main St., Searcy, Ark. (501) 279-9300. A private family inurnment will follow at White County Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials in honor of LaDonna may be made to: The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 904 Autumn Rd. Suite 500, Little Rock, Ark. 72211 (501) 202-4009.
MONTICELLO - Moten Carter of Monticello, Arkansas passed from this life Sunday, June 8, 2008 at the age of 88, following complications from a fall resulting in a broken hip. He was born in the Coleman community on July 22, 1919 to Allen Daniel Carter and Minnie Mae Carter Carter.
He was a retired textile worker from Charm Tread Mills, a division of Burlington Industries in Monticello, Arkansas after more than thirty years. Early in his life he worked for the WPA, farmed and was a very active citizen of the Coleman Community. He loved to hunt, especially deer hunting. He loved to tell hunting stories to his friends and family.Every year he looked forward to all the family returning to the Moten & Willean Carter deer camp for the opening hunt. One of the joys of his life was watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren playing together there.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Minnie Carter; his wife of 58 years, Katie Willean Tiner Carter; one sister, Mattie Jeff Carter; four brothers, Grover Lee Carter, Hubbard Carter, J.D. Carter and Claude Carter. He is survived by one brother, Lemoine Carter and his wife Valeto Carter of Monticello; three sisters,Jewell King of Dumas, Arkansas, Lillie Mae Obriant of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Shirley Ann Robertson of Star City, Arkansas. He is also survived by a daughter, Joyce Ann Carter Wilbanks and her husband, Vanoy Wilbanks of Monticello; one son, Paul R. Carter and his wife, June Webb Carter of Bentonville, Arkansas; six grandchildren: Melissa Wilbanks Dillard and her husband Alan Dillard of Benton, Arkansas, Julius Vanoy (Tiger) Wilbanks, Jr. and his wife Patsy Wilbanks of Vilonia, Arkansas; Christopher (Chris) Carter Wilbanks and his wife Johnnie Wilbanks of Rogers, Arkansas, Stephen Paul Carter and his wife Michelle Carter of Bentonville, Arkansas, Stephanie Carter Howell and her husband, Malcolm Howell of Bentonville, Arkansas, Samuel Moten Carter and his wife Mandy Carter of Little Rock, Arkansas; 14 greatgrandchildren: Mercedes and Alexis Dillard of Benton, Tyger Lane and Tory Wilbanks of Vilonia, Carter Wilbanks and Allison Weaver of Rogers, LeaAnn Grieb and her husband Aaron Grieb of Little Rock, Ross Carter and his wife Rachel Carter of Searcy,Arkansas, Rachel and Robyn Carter of Bentonville, Katherine and Emma Howell of Bentonville, Avery and Logan Carter of Little Rock; one greatgreat-grandchild, Michael Carter of Searcy, Arkansas. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and many, many friends.
He was a longtime member of the Pleasant Springs Baptist Church. For many years he arrived very early every Sunday morning to turn the heat on or get the building cool before members started to arrive. For a number of years, he took care of the building, grounds and the cemetery behind the church building.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 11th at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello with Buddy Lemons and Steve Carter officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Pleasant Springs Cemetery in the Coleman Community beside his beloved wife.
Pallbearers will be Tiger Wilbanks, Chris Wilbanks, Alan Dillard, Carter Wilbanks, Tyger Wilbanks, Steve Carter, Sam Carter, Malcolm Howell and Ross Carter. Honorary Pallbearers will be Logan Carter and Michael Carter.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant Springs Cemetery, c/ o Olin Tucker, 3791 Highway 83 North, Star City, Ark. 71667 or to Hospice, 455 West Gaines, Monticello, Ark. 71655.
MORO - Mary Louise McElroy of Moro, Ark., passed away Friday, June 6, 2008 at age 69. Services Tuesday, 2 p.m. Roller-Citizens Chapel in Marianna. Burial Oak Grove Cemetery. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
OAKLAND - Barbara Jean Sisney, 69, of Oakland died Sunday. Visitation for Mrs. Sisney will be noon - 9 p.m. Wednesday at Roller Funeral Home with the family receiving friends 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday in the Roller Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oakland Cemetery. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN - Donald "Buster" Pruett, age 85, of Petit Jean Mountain, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2008. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Petit Jean Mountain Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Online guestbook: www.harrisfuneralhomes.net.
PINE BLUFF - Mr. Willie C. Robinson, 77, of Pine Bluff died Sunday, May 25, 2008. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., by Rev. G.L. Ford on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at Cypress Memorial Garden in Pine Bluff by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
RUSSELLVILLE - Betty C. Kubicek, 60, of Russellville died June 8, 2008. Funeral is 10 a.m. Thursday, June 12, at Jerusalem Church of Christ. Burial in Cedar Creek Cemetery at Jerusalem by Shinn Funeral Service. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Full obituary and guestbook at www.shinnfuneral.com.
SIDNEY - Marian F. Beary, 69, of Sidney died Monday. Survivors: husband, J.T. Beary; sons, Michael Beary, Joseph Beary; sister, Ann King. Funeral service: 10 a.m. Saturday, Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Mount Pleasant. Burial: Barren Fork Cemetery by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Melbourne. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Friday. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
STUTTGART - Clementine "Clemie" Lisko, 83, widow of Steve Lisko, died Monday. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church with rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church with burial following in church cemetery by Turpin Funeral Home.