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OBITUARIES

by The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | October 25, 2012 at 4:29 a.m.

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

INDEX

Some obituaries may appear in certain editions of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and not in others. This list shows the names of all people whose obituaries are in at least one edition. For obituaries not in this edition, please see our website, Arkansas Online, at arkansasonline.com/obituaries/.

PULASKI COUNTY

Nicholas Glenn Carter, 31, of Little Rock. Chester Marion Hall, 86, of Little Rock. Aletha Fae Higgins, 85, of North Little Rock. Carl F. Hoelzeman, 102, of Little Rock. Janice Elaine Hutto, 56, of North Little Rock. Andrew Thomas McCoy, infant, of Little Rock. Narjis Meti, 60, of Little Rock. Mary Jo Sparks, 72, of Jacksonville. Nita Fogleman Stephens, 88, of Little Rock. Carma Francine Walker, 86, of Jacksonville. Cynthia R. Williams, 46, of Little Rock.

ELSEWHERE IN ARKANSAS

ARKADELPHIA

John Mac Prince, 95.

BAUXITE

Delbert C. Ballentine Jr., 49.

BENTON

Sarah Emogene Powell, 85.

BLYTHEVILLE

Newell G. Jerome Jr., 60.

CASA

Shirley Ann Lakey, 75.

CHERRY VALLEY

Sylvia Capps, 86.

CLINTON

Joe Don Evans, 62.

CONWAY

Arnold Teel, 95.

CROSSETT

Eugenia Louise Barnett, 79.

EVENING SHADE

Alta Mae Arnold, 77.

JONESBORO

Ava Tidwell, 74.

MALVERN

Ozell Williams, 89.

MARVELL

Betty B. Bass, 86.

MENA

Wilma Alexander Farmer, 72. Calvin “Pete” Whisenhunt, 86.

MONTICELLO

Paul “Chip” Quinton Gardner III, 36.

MORRISON BLUFF

Maggie Kleck, 86.

MOUNTAIN VIEW

David “D.H.” Ruminer, 83.

PIGGOTT

Emma Nell Claycomb, 89.

PINE BLUFF

William Ervin Goudy, 79.

SEARCY

Noel Franklin Glenn, 75.

SPARKMAN

Tammy Ruth Blackstock, 48.

WARREN

Cora Mae Thomasson, 88.

WEST MEMPHIS

Leon Dorsey, 57.

OUT-OF-STATE

HUMBLE, Texas

Jonathan Norvell West, 48.

SAN ANTONIO

David R. Shaver, 65.

Pulaski County

NICHOLAS GLENN CARTER, 31, our beloved son, brother, grandson, and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 21, 2012. He now rests with his and our hope and faith to forever be with the Lord Jesus Christ, whom he deeply loved. Born January 5, 1981 in Jacksonville, Nick had a great fondness for nearby Little Rock, and the numerous amenities and activities he found happening there. Nick loved to be around people and always wanted to be in the middle of whatever was happening. He loved talking. He loved people. He has a great wit and sense of the irony of life. Nick lived a number of years just above the Big Dam Bridge. I remember him liking just to say it “THE BIG DAM BRIDGE!” What Arkansan doesn’t like to say it?

Nick attended church of Fellowship Christian Center located in Sherwood and Canvas Community Church located in Little Rock. He could be found at Canvas strumming his bass guitar in the church band, Seventh and Cross, cleverly named, which satisfied Nick. Canvas has a great ministry serving homeless, warming centers, dear to Nick’s heart. A recent UALR graduate, Nick aspired to obtain his Master’s Degree in Psychology in Austin at the University of Texas, and to use his skills to minister to the homeless and at-risk youth. Nick wanted to make a difference. Week before last, one would find Nick at the animal shelter, visiting puppies. This week, Nick’s off to help with The Race for the Cure. Nick has a big heart.

Nick was preceded in death by his grandmother, Adonna Carter, and his aunt, Kathy Ferguson, both of Sherwood, and survived by his father, Marcus Carter of Tampa, Florida; mother, Debra Wilson, and stepfather, Andy Wilson of Sherwood; siblings, Lyndsay Moen and Joe Harris of San Antonio and Hallsville, Texas, respectively, and Christi Avalle of Sherwood; and grandparents, John and Mona Moore of Hot Springs, and Glenn and Elaine Carter of Gibsland, Louisiana.

Service celebrating Nicholas’ life and homecoming will be held Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Fellowship Christian Center located at 306 Brookswood in Sherwood. To sign his guestbook, please visit www.arkansasfuneralcare.com. Arrangements made by Arkansas Funeral Care, Jacksonville.

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CHESTER MARION HALL passed away Tuesday morning, October 23, 2012, at his home in Little Rock. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Virginia Pearline (Thomas) Hall; his two sons, Denis Hall and wife, Cindy, of Maumelle and Gary Hall and wife, Tammy, of Little Rock; his three grandchildren, Teri Cox and husband, Cade, and Scott Hall and wife, Whitney, both of Maumelle and Hunter Hall of Little Rock; his four great-grandchildren, Tyler and Colin Cox and James and Samuel Hall. Chester was born March 1, 1926 in Hallville, Arkansas, the ninth of 13 children to Luscious and Lillie Hall. He is also survived by his sister, Iona Mae Hall Coker of Batesville and a host of nieces and nephews.

Chester was extremely proud of his service in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was very fortunate to have witnessed the raising of the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima. Chester exhibited an unparalleled work ethic. After coming home from the war and marrying Virginia Thomas, he began working for Edwards Sheet Metal Works, Inc. He told the owner, Mr. Edwards, “I’ll work a week for you and if I’m not worth the salary, you don’t owe me a dime.” The rest is history, as they say. Chester and Virginia eventually bought the company from Mrs. Edwards and owned and operated Edwards Sheet Metal in North Little Rock until their retirement. Chester was a kindhearted man who was known for his quick laughter, his love of family and his generosity. His contagious smile will long be remembered and missed.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral will be 11 a.m., Saturday, October 26, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, 5800 West 12th Street in Little Rock. Burial will follow in Pine Crest Memorial Park, under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth.

Please send the family messages of love and encouragement at Chester’s online guestbook, www. griffinleggetthealeyroth.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the charity of your choice in Mr. Hall’s name.

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ALETHA FAE COLBURN HIGGINS, 85, of North Little Rock passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Her pride and joy was bringing her family together with amazing home-cooked meals.

She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Lybarger ( Larry), son, Mike Higgins (Christie), of North Little Rock, daughters, Becky Shrum, of Sherwood and Marilyn Lively ( Robert), of Springdale; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and nephews, Brian and Ken Colburn, of Alabama. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Duane Higgins and sonin-law, Ray Shrum.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Friday in the North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Edgewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m., Friday at the funeral home, 1921 Main St., 758-1170. Online obituary and guest registry at www.nlrfh.com.

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CARL F. HOELZEMAN, 102, of Little Rock, died Monday, October 22. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Fredrich Hoelzeman; parents, Henry Hoelzeman and Mary Riedmueller Hoelzeman; sisters, Rose Hoelzeman, Carolyn Siebenmorgen and Ann DeLong; and a brother, George. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Carl was born in Morrilton on August 7, 1910. He served in World War II. After the war he began assisting an uncle in building houses in the Morrilton area. He began his own homebuilding business and built many homes in Little Rock. In his retirement years, he enjoyed woodworking projects and gardening and shared the results of both hobbies with friends and families.

He was a member of Christ the King Church. A rosary and memorial service will be held Friday, October 26, at 7 p.m. at Christ the King Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, October 27 with Monsignor Francis I. Malone as celebrant. Entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to Christ the King Church, 4000 N. Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock, Ark. 72212. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. griffinleggett healeyroth.com.

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JANICE ELAINE HUTTO, age 56, of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed away, Saturday, October 20, 2012. Funeral services: 2 p.m., Friday, October 26, at Harris Chapel with burial at Old Hickory Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home, Inc. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. Online guestbook: www.harrisfuneralhome.net.

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ANDREW THOMAS McCOY, born October 18, 2012 went to be with our heavenly father. He was born to his parents, Ausier Wekesa and Terence McCoy II. He is also survived by great-grandparents: Jimmie Sr., Mayrean Thomas, Emma, Eddie, Will, AC and Carolyn; grandparents: Lula, Carlos Sr., Elizabeth, Terence Sr. and Brenda; aunts and uncles: Nicole, Takara, Ajacia, Brandon, Damion, Tyler, Carlos Jr., Kamari, Jeremiah, Rachel, Ledra, and a host of other relatives that will greatly miss him. He was preceded in death by great-grandmother Pamela Donovan, Beverly Goynes, Dorothy Childress, and his grandfather Isaac Wekesa. The wake will be from 6-8 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2012, Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, (501) 224-8300. Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Riverwood Memorial Gardens, 301 Carnahan Drive, Maumelle, Ark. We would like to give a special thanks to John, Michelle, Lisa, Terence Sr., AC, Carolyn, Eddie, Emma and the Grace Temple family, and everyone else that prayed for our family. Online guestbook: www. rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.

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NARJIS METI, 60, of Little Rock, went to be The Lord on Sunday, October 21, 2012.

Narjis is survived by her mother, Nazhat Mammoo of Sweden; three daughters, Linda Fellone and her husband Brian, Lina Sharp and her husband Harold “H,” all of Maumelle, and Laura Meti of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Matthew and Michael Fellone and Jacob Sharp; Amil Meti; two sisters, Gladys Shabo and Bushra Werdina, both of Sweden; four brothers, Simon Mammoo of California, Daniel Mammoo of Illinois, Michael Mammoo and Benjamin Mammoo, both of Sweden; Meti family; and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

Nana, as she was known, had a penchant for whipping up dinner for an army on a moment’s notice. She was known for her famous pastries, especially her baklawa. She spoiled her grandchildren to no end and truly loved anyone she met. Active in her church, she was a cornerstone of the annual Greek Food Festival.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1100 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2012 at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, (501) 224-8300. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Narjis Meti Memorial Fund at any Bank of Little Rock location. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.

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MARY JO (GERHART) SPARKS, age 72, of Jacksonville, passed away peacefully, yet unexpectedly, on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 due to surgical complications. Mary Jo knew no strangers, with a laugh and contagious smile that lit up the room. The epitome of a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, she was dedicated to each member of her family.

Mary Jo was born June 11, 1940, in Kansas City, Kansas, to the late Joe and Gladys Canterbury Gerhart. Upon moving to Little Rock her junior year in high school, she graduated from Mt. Saint Mary. Mary Jo married Bo Sparks on July 29, 1967. Together they welcomed their pride and joy, son Jeff and daughter Holly. Mary Jo resided in the Jacksonville community the remainder of her life. She was a devout member of St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church, for many years where she enjoyed coordinating many parish activities, including the White Elephant Sale. She was a member of the Altar Society.

Mary Jo is survived by her husband of 45 years, Bo Sparks of Jacksonville; son, Jeff and his wife Robin, of Nashville; their children, Abby, Judd, Meredith, Jennings, John Kolbe and Blaise; a daughter, Holly Wills and her husband, Deri, of Aiken, South Carolina, and their son Darby; brothers, Jack and Jim Gerhart, both of Little Rock; several nieces and nephews. Mary Jo was preceded in death by her sister, Judy Marlo and sister-in-law, Carol Covington Gerhart.

Mary Jo cherished those around her. Whether caring for her husband, family members or friends, she was always reliable. Her grandchildren adored her, and lit up when “LaLa” was coming to visit. “LaLa” was so proud and honored to be the grandmother to her seven grandchildren. Though heaven has gained an angel, her presence will be so greatly missed on this earth. We can never be prepared for such a sudden and tremendous shepherd of her flock to be taken so suddenly from us. We take comfort knowing Mary Jo is rejoicing in peace with our Heavenly Father, and reunited with those who have gone before her. She would want us not to mourn, but to celebrate.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2012 at St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church with a Rosary service beginning at 7 p.m. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Friday, October 26, 2012 at St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church. The interment will follow at 1:30 p.m., Friday at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander. The family suggests memorials may be made the Altheimer’s Association. Please go to www.alzark.org to obtain a form to submit your memorial. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home and Crematory of Jacksonville. (501) 982-2136. www. mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome. com.

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NITA FOGLEMAN STEPHENS, 88, of Little Rock, died October 23, 2012 at Four Seasons in Benton. Born October 13, 1924 to the late Marvin and Katy Baker Fogleman, she was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Bryan Stephens; and sisters, Mildred Flanders of Longview, Texas and Mary Kay Copeland of Garland, Texas. Nita was a member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann McCullar (Tommy) of Benton; sons, Scott Stephens of Little Rock and Mark Stephens (Shirley) of Chichester, England; and grandsons, Bryan McCullar and Jake McCullar (Paige), both of Fayetteville.

Special thanks to Dee Dee Fairchild for her special care of our mother and grandmother. Visitation will be today, Thursday, October 25 from 5-7 p.m. at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.). There will be a graveside service on Friday at 10 a.m. at Lone Tree Cemetery in Stuttgart. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Dr., Little Rock, Ark. 72205 or to your favorite charity. Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501) 224-2200. Mrs. Stephens’ online guestbook may be signed at www. littlerockfuneralhome.com.

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CARMA FRANCINE WALKER of Jacksonville was born on July 24, 1926 in Paraquet, Arkansas to Elmer and Josie Shownes and on October 23, 2012 went on to be with her Lord and Savior. “Frankie” made Jacksonville her home in 1971. In 1975 she and her husband Jim Walker founded Modern Realty, and later Modern Builders and was very active in the housing industry in Jacksonville until their retirement. One of Frankie’s proudest accomplishments was graduating from nursing school where she became an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse). Being a Marine Corps wife for over 26 years, she and her family moved around, but she always found something to occupy her time when not raising her family. Before her husband retired from the Marines she was in charge of the Jewelry department at Camp Geiger in North Carolina.

She is preceded in death by her husband Jim, her mother and father, her sisters Lucille Pate, Myrl Davis and a brother Vaughn Shownes. Those she left behind with loving memories are her sons James Durand Walker and his wife Debra of Mayflower, and Robert “Bob” Walker and his wife Sherrie of Jacksonville; a granddaughter Kerry Dunn and her two children of Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee; a grandson Drew Walker and his wife Megan of Jacksonville and a grandson Blake Walker of Jacksonville. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, October 26, 2012 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with Rev. Wade Shownes officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home and Crematory (501) 982-2136. Sign online guestbook at www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com.

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CYNTHIA R. WILLIAMS of Little Rock, Ark., born July 28, 1966 and passed October 21, 2012. She is survived by mother, Vester Ellis; one son, Maron Ellis; three daughters, Erica Williams, Roshunda Wright, Kirkteashe Jordan; two sisters, Tammy Ellis, Lashon Parker; special friend, Tony Williams; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Services on Saturday, October 27, 2012, 11 a.m. at Gunn Funeral Home Chapel, 4323 West 29th, Little Rock, Ark. 72204. Services entrusted to Gunn Funeral Home, 4323 West 29th, Little Rock, Ark. 72204 (501) 660-4323.

Arkansas

ARKADELPHIA — John Mac Prince, 95, of Arkadelphia passed away Tuesday October 23, 2012. Services: 10 a.m., Friday, October 26, 2012, Caney Baptist Church. Visitation: 6-8 p.m., Thursday October 25, 2012, Atkinson Chapel. Interment: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Bismarck, Ark. Arrangements by Atkinson Funeral Home of Malvern, Ark. Guest register: www. atkinsonfuneralhome.net.

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BAUXITE — Delbert C. Ballentine Jr. “Babo”, 49, of Saline County, passed away peacefully at home on October 19, 2012. He was born April 26, 1963 in Little Rock, Ark., to the late Delbert C. Ballentine “big Bo” and Phyllis Townsend Ballentine.

He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Ballentine (Brad Hubbard) and a son, Anthony Ballentine and grandson, Ashton Hubbard who was his pride and joy; two sisters, Darla Massey and Angelia Mayfield as well as many nieces and nephews.

Babo enjoyed Nascar races, the St. Louis Cardinals, listening to rock ‘n’ roll and spending time with family and friends. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Dial and Dudley funeral home. Donations can be made to Dial and Dudley funeral home. To sign the online guestbook go to www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com. The family has requested that donations be made to the Funeral Home.

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BENTON — Sarah Emogene Freeman Powell, born January 30, 1927 in Dumas, Ark., to Curtis Alvie and Anna Bess Freeman, passed on Thursday, October 18, 2012 in Roberts, Idaho, in the presence of her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Barb Powell, who had been taking great care of her since she went to visit in May. Gene was a homemaker who loved to travel, play bunko with her “buddies” and be with family. She and Dave spent many years enjoying square dancing with friends. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church in Benton.

Gene was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and her husband, David C. Powell. She is survived by one sister, Joan McCarty of Dumas, Ark. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Barb Powell of Roberts, Idaho; her daughter and son-in-law, Liz and Terry Bray of Benton and her son, Bill Powell of Van Buren, Ark. She is survived by many grandkids, which was her greatest love to see and take care of them, Amy, Amber, Aaron, David, Katie, Sam, Micah, Davie, Cassie, Beth, Luke, Mary, Stephanie, Desi, Rachael and Becci and a whole host of great-grandkids! She is survived by two uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins and a lifelong friends, Golden Bragg, Bernice Collins and Peggy Carey.

A graveside service will be held at the gazebo at Pinecrest Memorial Park Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 10 a.m. Her grandsonin-law, Shane Freeman and her nephew Forrest Smith will be officiating. Friends and relatives are then cordially invited to join the family at Just Leave it to Liz, 115 Market Street, Benton, Ark., for food and fellowship. Please share your memories of Mrs. Gene at www.griffinleggettforesthills. com.

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BLYTHEVILLE — Mr. Newell G. Jerome Jr., 60, of Blytheville, died Monday, October 22, at his residence. Survived by brothers, Vaughn Jerome and Stewart Jerome, of Blytheville. Graveside services, October 26, Elmwood Cemetery, 10:30 a.m. Visitation, October 25, 5:30-7 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home. Online register signed at cobbfuneralhome.com.

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CASA — Shirley Ann Lakey, 75, Casa died Tuesday, at Baptist Medical Center. Survivors include children; Eddy Lowery; Timmy Lowery; Sandra Lowery Rainey. Graveside service 2 p.m., Thursday, October 25, Needmore Cemetery. Visitation: 1:30 to 2 p.m. before service. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville, Ark. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com.

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CHERRY VALLEY — Sylvia Capps, 86, Cherry Valley, died Monday. Survivors include one son; two brothers; five sisters; nine grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren; four great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services at 3:30 p.m., Thursday at Thompson-Wilson Wynne Funeral Home. Visitation: Thursday afternoon 2 until 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. (870) 238-9400. www.thompsonwilsonfh.com.

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CLINTON — Mr. Joe Don Evans 62, of Clinton, Ark., passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at his home. He was born August 25, 1950 at Conway, Ark., to Carroll B. and Frances (Woodell) Evans. Joe Don entered NG in 1969 and was commissioned an officer in 1972 serving in 142nd Field Artillery for many years. He worked in the Cord Manufacturing Industry from 1972 until 2003. He embarked on a new career after receiving his associate degree in Heating and Air Technologies. He established the Evans Appliance Repair Service and served the Van Buren County

area until his retirement this summer. His last months were spent on the top of Evans Mountain enjoying the beauty of the land and his family. He was a lifelong resident of Clinton.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carroll B. Evans; sister, Linda Gail; maternal grandparents, Louis and Bertha Woodell; paternal grandparents, Burton and Thora Evans. He is survived by his loving wife, Carole (Fudge) Evans of the home, son, Rob Evans of Clinton, Ark.; daughter, Rhonda Evans of Little Rock, Ark.; grandson, Dylan Evans of Hot Springs, Ark.; mother, Frances (Woodell) Evans of Clinton, Ark.; sister, Jeannie Moore (Tracy) of Conway, Ark.; brothers, Jim Evans (Jayne) of Clinton, Ark.; John Evans (Barbara) of Hendersonville, Tenn.; Jack Evans (Shon) of Carlisle, Ark.; and Jerry Evans (Marsha) of Clinton, Ark.; mother-inlaw, Emogene Fudge of Fairfield Bay, Ark.; sister-in-law, Cathy Robertson (Jim) Madison, Miss.; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and close friends.

Pallbearers: Jim Evans, John Evans, Jack Evans, Jerry Evans, Tracy Moore, and Jim Robertson. Honorary Pallbearers: Kendall Crawford, Mike Collins, Gary Pulliam, Cliff McEntire, Royce Johnson, Mike Bridges, and Richard Collins.

In lieu of flowers make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel Clinton, Ark. Funeral Service will be 10 a.m., Friday, October 26, 2012 at First Baptist Church Clinton, Ark., with Pastor Tom Shaw officiating. Burial will follow at Evans Mountain Cemetery with United States Army Military Honors. Arrangements are under the care of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Ark. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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CONWAY — Arnold Teel, beloved husband, daddy, and pawpaw, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. He was born on April 6, 1917 in Casa, Perry County, Ark., to the late Robert S. and Emily (Isom) Teel. He was a retired Southern Baptist Minister and his favorite Bible verse was Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Arnold is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Elizabeth Teel; son, Randy Teel of Conway; daughter Rosie Homan (Chuck) of Sherwood; two grandchildren, Brad Homan (Whitney) and Angela Homan. He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and four sisters.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, October 26, 2012 at Oak Bowery Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oak Bowery Cemetery with Rev. Del Stone officiating. Arrangements are by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway. In lieu of flower, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Foundation of Arkansas.

A special thanks to the wonderful staff at Salem Place Nursing Home and Odyssey Hospice. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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CROSSETT — Mrs. Eugenia Louise Barnett, 79, of Crossett, Ark., died Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Survivors include two sons, one daughter, four brothers and two sisters. Services are Thursday, October 25 at 2 p.m. at Cromwell. Burial in Arkadelphia Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg, Ark. www.cromwellfuneralhome.net

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EVENING SHADE — Alta Mae Arnold, age 77, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Oct. 23, 2012. Funeral services are Oct. 26, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Tri-County Funeral Home. Visitation is Oct. 25, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Tri-County Funeral Home. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark.

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JONESBORO — Ava Mae Tidwell, age 74, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Friday at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home, 1900 West Washington Avenue in Jonesboro with the funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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MALVERN — Ozell Williams, 89, of Malvern passed away Monday, October 22, 2012 at the HSC Medical Center. Visitation: 12-2 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2012, Atkinson Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services: October 26, 2012, 2 p.m., Atkinson Chapel. Burial: Rockport Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Atkinson Funeral Home, Malvern, Ark. Guest register: www. atkinsonfuneralhome.net.

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MARVELL — Betty Blanche Bass, 86, of Marvell, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at her home. Mrs. Bass was born February 8, 1926 at Marvell to the late William Jacob Lynch and the late Katherine George Lynch.

She is survived by a daughter, Kay Bass Farmer (Jerry) of Bryant, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Jill Tate (Roger), Lisa Dugger (Garrick), Jonathan Farmer (Megan) and Richard Allen Bass; four great-grandchildren, Melanie Tate, Peyton Dugger, Marissa Tate and Brooks Bass; a sister, Josie Bland (Marvin) of New Haven, Indiana; four brothers, Leland Lynch of Grabill, Indiana, Howard Lynch of Mississippi, Waymon Lynch of Pacifica, California, and Curtis Lynch of Edgerton, Indiana; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Jacob and Katherine Lynch; her husband, Herbert Bass; son, Richard Bass; brother, George Alton Lynch; and three sisters, Virginia Dockery, Dorothy Watts, and Myrtis Lynch.

Services for Betty Bass will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Eventide Cemetery at Marvell. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 North University Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72207. Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571. Friends and relatives may sign the online guest book at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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MENA — Wilma Alexander Farmer, age 72, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away October 22, 2012 in Mena. Funeral services will be Friday, October 26, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Union Mission Pentecostal Church of God. Interment follows at Cherry Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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MENA — Calvin “Pete” Whisenhunt, age 86, of Mena, passed away, Monday, October 22, 2012 in Mena. Graveside services will be Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Pinecrest Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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MONTICELLO — Paul “Chip” Quinton Gardner III, 36, of Monticello, died Tuesday at JRMC in Pine Bluff. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation: 6-8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials to: Faith Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Rev. Andy Connard, 2467 Hwy. 425 S., Monticello, Ark. 71655. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW — David “D.H.” Ruminer, 83, of Mountain View, Arkansas passed away October 23, 2012. He is survived by two sons, two daughters, one sister, two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Services are Thursday, October 25, 2 p.m. at Mount Joy Holiness Church in Mountain View. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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PIGGOTT — Emma Nell Claycomb, 89, of Piggott, Arkansas, passed away Monday, October 23, 2012. Services will be Friday, October 26, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the Hoggard & Sons Chapel. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Arkansas, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. on Friday.

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PINE BLUFF — William Ervin Goudy, 79, of Pine Bluff died Tuesday. Funeral Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Griffin Funeral Chapel. Reverend Steve Tyner officiating. Burial at Butler/Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Star City. Visitation from 7-9 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice. net.

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SEARCY — Noel Franklin Glenn, 75, of Searcy, died Friday, October 19, 2012. He was born in Itawamba County, Mississippi, the son of Travis and Addie Glenn. Noel is survived by his son, Tony Glenn (Nedra) of Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter, Marie Colver (John) of Anchorage; a niece, Teresa Klimek (Frank) of Springdale, Arkansas; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Virginia Woods. No services are scheduled. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home of Searcy. www. powellfuneralhome.net.

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SPARKMAN — Tammy Ruth Blackstock, 48, of Sparkman died October 22. Survived by her father, one daughter, two sons, three brothers, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral services 10 a.m. Thursday at Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Des Arc. Burial in Welcome Home Cemetery by Garth Funeral Home. Online guest register www.garthfuneralhome. com.

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WARREN — Cora Mae Thomasson was born on June 16, 1924, in Rison, to Guy D. and Dora Thomasson, passed away October 22, 2012, in Warren. She was a graduate of Rison High School. She moved to Pine Bluff where she worked for Simmons Bank until moving to Little Rock and continued in the banking business at Worthen Bank until she retired in the 1980s.

She was a long-time member of Primrose Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Robert, James, Guy and Floyd; and a sister, Dora. Our beloved aunt is survived by her nephews, Gill and Jim; four great-nephews and four greatgreat-nieces.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2012, at Pine Crest Memorial Park, under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth. (501) 661-9111. Please send the family messages of love and comfort to Cora Mae’s online guestbook at www.griffinleggetthealeyroth.com.

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WEST MEMPHIS — Leon Dorsey, 57, died October 17, in Memphis, Tennessee. He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Annie Lee Dorsey of West Memphis; four sisters, Yvonne Gray, Isabelle Granger, Sarah Arnold of West Memphis and Delnetta Jackson of Memphis; four brothers, Aaron Cole, Eugene Dorsey III, Jerry Dorsey and Frank Dorsey all of Memphis. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday at Anthony Funeral Home Chapel, West Memphis and from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday at Mt. Calvary M.B. Church, West Memphis. Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m., Saturday at Mt. Calvary M.B. Church. Anthony Funeral Home in charge of services.

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HUMBLE, Texas — Jonathan Norvell West, beloved son, brother and grandson, died Friday night October 19, 2012 in an accident in North Central Arkansas. Jonathan is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. West of Arkansas; and his maternal grandfather, Mr. L.C. Leverette of Denison, Texas.

Jonathan was born on August 22, 1964, in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He is survived by his parents, Norvell and Linda Leverette West of North Little Rock, Arkansas; his much loved brother, Jeffrey Nelson West (Laura) and nephews Alexander, Nicholas and Anthony of Des Peres, Missouri; his loving grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Belle Leverette of Denison as well as his aunt Betty Leverette Smith (Don) also of Denison and their daughter and family Susan Vilven (Richard) of Allen, Texas. In addition to mourn his loss are his Arkansas aunts, uncles and cousins who were all so much the joy Jon found in this life.

Jon and his brother Jeff brought so much love and pleasure to their parents. Not a day passed that they have not given thanks for the glory of being Jeff and Jon’s parents.

Jonathan was a true, loyal and honorable friend. He retained lifelong relationships with people from his school days, work experiences, and leisure activities. Jonathan had a special place in his life and heart for Andy and Kim Mello and their sons of Humble, Texas. Among his many close friends was John Beard, who died in the same accident.

Jon made his home in Humble, Texas, having moved there with his family when he was in the 3rd grade. He graduated from Humble High School and attended San Marcus State University as well as Sam Houston State. Jon received numerous awards and recognitions but no one would ever have heard of them from him. The majority of his career was in air freight and ended it as operations manager.

Funeral Services was held at Bratcher Funeral Home, 401 W. Woodard St., Denison, Texas, Tuesday, October 23, at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Roy Spore of Waples United Methodist Church in Denison, Texas, officiating. Interment will be in the Leverette family plot at Fairview Cemetery, 1501 Hwy. 91 N. in Denison, Texas. Following the interment, family, and friends are invited to visit and celebrate Jon’s much too shortened life at the home of Betty and Don Smith at 7390 Preston Road in Dension, Texas. Personal condolences may be sent to www.bratcherfuneralhome.com.

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SAN ANTONIO — David R. Shaver was born February 26, 1947, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and died October 22nd, 2012. He was the father of two sons, Robert and Richard Shaver, and for many, many years the husband of Paula Allison Shaver. He is the son of Ray and Vera Shaver and was a member of the church of Christ. He was raised in Corning Arkansas and died in San Antonio, Texas.

David was a successful businessman for many years in Jonesboro Arkansas and was involved in working with his local church as a deacon and occasional minister. He had a love sports and in fact loved coaching when his sons were young. He had a great love for his family and was known for his involvement in the community.

At this time there is no scheduled memorial service and Mr. Shaver had elected to be cremated. The family asks that you remember him and continue to pray for them all.

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