Obituaries

James Marcus "Mark" May

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JAMES MARCUS "MARK" MAY passed away on Jan. 24, 2014, at the age of 88. He was born Dec. 13, 1925, at Auvergne, Ark., near Newport to George "Wash" and Rilla E. May. Mark was preceded in death by his parents; his son, James D. May; daughter, Melaney Farrington; sister, Jewell DuClos; brothers, Gene E. May and George D. May. Mark is survived by his wife, Jean Huckeby May; stepdaughters, Susan Wallace (Dennis) of Bixby, Okla., and Rita Sullins of Loveland, Colo.; stepson, Robert Craig (Janna) of Sherwood; granddaughters Melissa Strothkamp of St. Charles, Mo., Taylore Conner of Eureka, Mo., Delorean and Abigail Rapien of Maryville, Tenn.; and two great-granddaughters, Samantha and Nichole. He is also survived by his sisters, Ruth V. Pace of Huntington Beach, Calif., Polly A. Hulett of Newport, Ark., and a sister-in-law Meri May of Republic, Mo.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mark was a member of First Baptist Church Sherwood, Greene Sunday School Class, and VFW Post 4683. He proudly served his Country during World War II as a Corporal in the US Marine Corp with action in Okinawa, the Ryukyu Islands, and the Occupation of China. He was in the restaurant business in St. Louis, Mo., for 40 years. Mark will be remembered for his Christian witness, his gift of service, his sense of humor, and his love of family and friends. Family has requested Memorial Contributions be made to "Serbia Mission Fund" at First Baptist Church Sherwood (701 Country Club Rd, Sherwood, Ark. 72120). A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 5-7 p.m. at Roller Owens Funeral Home, JFK Blvd, North Little Rock. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. First Baptist Church Sherwood. Interment to follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cabot, Ark. Arrangements made by Roller-Owens Funeral Home (791-7400), North Little Rock. On-line guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/owens.

Published January 26, 2014

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