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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - OBITUARIES -

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Dorothy Jean Wohrman, 89, passed away peace­ful on Tues­day, Sept. 12, 2017, at Sa­cred Heart Hospi­tal on the Emer­ald Coast in Florida. She was born on July 10, 1928, in North Lit­tle Rock to Ike and Eve­lyn (Rus­sell) Scruggs. Dorothy Jean was a very kind hearted per­son with such a giv­ing heart. Never a day went by that she wasn’t think­ing of oth­ers. She loved her pet dog.

She is sur­vived by her son, David Cot­ter of New Port Richey, Fla., where she cur­rently was liv­ing; her daugh­ter, Mrs. Eve­lyn Van­de­grist Agee; grand­sons Michael Agee and Sean Agee; great-grand­chil­dren, Keenan Agee, Ade­line Agee and Ai­den Agee; two neph­ews; and three nieces.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, she is pre­ceded in death by her hus­band Ru­dolph Wohrman; sis­ters, Edna M. Hokott and Bil­lie Jump; and brother, David Scruggs.

Grave­side ser­vice will be held at 1 p.m. Fri­day, Sept. 22, 2017, at Cal­vary Ceme­tery in Lit­tle Rock. On­line obit­u­ary and guest book at www. SmithFam­i­lyCares.com.

–––––❖––––– SNELLVILLE, Ga. — For­bis, Min­nie “Mere” Gregg For­bis, age 92, of Snellville, Ga., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. Funeral ser­vice will be held at 2 p.m. EST Mon­day, Sept. 18, 2017, in the Snellville Chapel of Tim Ste­wart Funeral Home. In­ter­ment will be 2 p.m. CST Wed­nes­day, Sept. 20, 2017, at Delaware Ceme­tery, Nixa, Mo.

A na­tive of Lit­tle Rock, Ark., Mrs. For­bis is a daugh­ter of the late Rev. James Earl & Mae Ruth Walls Gregg. She is pre­ceded by her hus­band An­drew Joseph For­bis whom she worked side by side in the funeral busi­ness in Arkansas for many years be­fore re­tir­ing. After mov­ing to Ge­or­gia, Min­nie be­came very in­volved at Sun­rise Bap­tist Church, where she en­joyed be­ing a mem­ber of the Joy Choir and at­tend­ing many func­tions and out­ings with her friends.

Sur­viv­ing are her daugh­ter Joyce Fran­cella & her hus­band Rob­bie Moir of Snellville, Ga.; son & daugh­ter-in-law: Max & An­nie Yar­brough of Grayson, Ga.; daugh­ter & son-in-law: Mar­i­lyn & the late Jim Loyd of Sheri­dan, Ark.; brother & sis­terin-law: Paul & Bar­bara Gregg of Scott, Ark.; sis­ter: Clau­dia King of Snellville, Ga.; sis­ter-in-law: Mae Gregg, Jack­sonville, Ark.; grand­chil­dren: Jamie Loyd of Alexan­der, Ark., Joe & Bob­bie Loyd of Sheri­dan, Ark., Scott & Jill Loyd of Sheri­dan, Ark., Rocky & Brenda Loyd of Prattsville, Ark., Andy Yar­brough of Grayson, Ga.; great-grand­chil­dren: Alana & Jake Lank­ford, Cody & Jamie Loyd, Alex McEl­roy, Ryan Loyd, Bri­anna & Joey Reynolds, Noah Loyd, Seth Loyd; great-great-grand­chil­dren: Iz­abella, Ava, Eli, & Zeke Lank­ford, & Asher Loyd all of Arkansas. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends from 3-5 p.m. on Sun­day and from 1-2 p.m. Mon­day at Tim Ste­wart Funeral Home, 2246 Wis­te­ria Drive, Snellville, Ga. 30078. (770) 979-5010. Please leave on­line con­do­lences at stew­artfh.com.

–––––❖––––– CINCIN­NATI — Lewis E. Rig­gle of Cincin­nati. Beloved hus­band of the late Alice Brehm Rig­gle. Lov­ing fa­ther of the late Alice Anne Northup and Michael Rig­gle. Cher­ished grand­fa­ther of Alice (Jack)

Sow­ers and

Wil­liam Fisher. Great-grand­fa­ther of Wil­liam, Rory and Alice Vi­vian Sow­ers. Passed away Aug. 30, 2017, at the age of 93 after a brief ill­ness. Born in Can­ton, Ohio, to Lewis and Merle Rig­gle, Lewis served in World War II, where he was awarded the Distin­guished Fly­ing Cross and a Pur­ple Heart. After a distin­guished 30-year ca­reer in the Air Force, as part of the Strate­gic Air Com­mand, Lewis re­tired as a Lt. Colonel. He spent his re­tire­ment trav­el­ing in­ter­na­tion­ally with his wife and the love of his life, Alice. He was a stub­born and hon­or­able man who will be missed. A pri­vate ser­vice for im­me­di­ate fam­ily will be held at the time of in­ter­ment. http://www. tuftss­child­meyer.com. –––––❖––––– SAN AN­GELO, Texas — John Driver, well known south Texas Oil and Gas man, died after a short ill­ness in San An­gelo, Texas, on Aug. 15, 2017. John was born on April 2, 1944, in Semi­nole, Texas, to Elmer and Olaine Driver. He grew up and at­tended school in Semi­nole, Texas. Upon re­ceiv­ing spe­cial per­mis­sion from his par­ents, he en­listed in the Navy at 17 years of age and be­gan serv­ing our Coun­try. While in the Navy, John trav­eled the world. When he re­turned from the Navy, he be­gan work­ing in the oil­field and made this pro­fes­sion his liveli­hood. He worked as a “rough­neck” for years and worked his way up the per­ilous and de­mand­ing lad­der of the oil­field busi­ness. He later owned and op­er­ated Driver In­vest­ment and River Re­sources and Driver Quick Line. John also en­joyed trav­el­ing all around the USA go­ing to auc­tions and try­ing to get a good deal on a piece of equip­ment, but what he truly loved was be­ing in the com­pany of friends and fam­ily, us­ing his dry, Driver sense of hu­mor and wit to en­ter­tain ev­ery­one.

John is sur­vived by four chil­dren. Daugh­ter, Jen­nifer Marchant and her hus­band, Johnny of Cabot, Ark. Son, Brady John Driver May and his wife, Amy of Prescott, Ark. Daugh­ter, Tami Kuntz and hus­band Kim of Water­town, Minn; and daugh­ter, Christin Driver of Ro­mu­lus, Mich. Grand­chil­dren Ma­gan, Sa­rina, An­drew, Gwen­e­vere, Ja­cob, John Chris­tian, Anna Cate, David Lee, Court­ney, Kelly, Kyle, Al­li­son; and two great-grand­chil­dren, James and Luke. One brother, Billy W. Driver and his wife Mary of Cald­well, Texas. Sis­ter, Elaine Driver Mo­rales and hus­band Richard Mo­rales of San An­to­nio, Texas. Two sis­ters-in-law, Belle Driver of Gid­dings, Texas, and Carolyn Driver Easley of Gar­den­dale/Co­tulla, Texas. Nu­mer­ous Aunts, Un­cles, Nieces and Neph­ews. John was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Elmer Lea­mon Driver and Olaine Simp­son Driver and broth­ers, Lewis Driver, Fayne Driver and Don Driver.

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