Services for VELMA RUTH KENDRIX BLANCHARD, 75, of Little Rock will be 1 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Mt. Zion #2 Missionary Baptist Church, Urbana, Arkansas with Rev. W.T. Ward, eulogist. Interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook online at www.simsmortuary.com.
–––––❖––––– ETHEL BLAKE DUNBAR, 74, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away on October 9, 2017. Visitation will be held Saturday, October 14,
2017 at 10 a.m. followed by 11 a.m. funeral services at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801
Little Rock Arkansas. View online guestbook: rollerfuneralhomes.com.
–––––❖––––– BUFORD ORMAND FARRIS, 86, of North Little Rock passed away on October 11,
2017. He was born in Bayou
Meto, Arkansas on June 29, 1931 to the late Sterling Buford and
Toney Farris and was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years
Ora Lee Farris, and by three brothers, Ollice, Pervis, and Bob Farris. He is an Army Veteran serving in Korea.
Buford is survived by his daughter, Toni Reid and husband Graham of Maumelle and son, Jerry Farris and wife Kathy of Jonesboro; grandchildren,
Tabitha Johnson (Brad), Whitney O’Neal (Eric), Jonathan Worrell, and Caitlin Knight (Chris); great-grandchildren, Cade O’Neal. Elliett Knight, and Eden O’Neal; and by his daughter by default, Sandra Parker and Cathy Jo Hicks.
A special thanks to Care Giver Pam Coffman and Arkansas Hospice for their loving care. Memorial services will be held Sunday, 2 p.m., October 15, 2017 at The Pavillion, 5805 Batesville Pike Rd., North Little Rock. Online obit at www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
–––––❖––––– RODNEY LEE HOLLOWAY, 47, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017. He leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Terri Holloway; children, Adrian Moreland, Kiera Holloway, Kenya Holloway, Rodney Holloway, Jr.; siblings, Curtis Williams, Willie Lee Holloway, Jr., (Nora), James Lee Holloway (Sharon), Kenneth Holloway (Dorothy), Floyd Holloway, Charles Holloway (Ophelia), Mike Holloway (Sherry), Patrick Holloway, Derrick Holloway, Marcus Holloway (Azure), Florice Eason, Latonia Bolden (Phennix), Marzella Holloway Jackson (Tommy), Carolyn Eason, Cassandra Williams (Gary) and a host of friends and relatives. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017, 11 a.m., East Macedonia Baptist Church in England, Arkansas. The family will receive friends today from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Professional service entrusted to Hardy Funeral Home, 5300 West 12th Street (501) 3724129. To sign online guestbook www.hardyfuneralhomeinc.com.
–––––❖––––– JUANITA S. PRUITT, wife, mother and grandmother, went to be with the
Lord on October
11, 2017. She was born April
24, 1925 in Little
Rock, Arkansas to Emma and
She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 61 years, Dr. William (Bill) Pruitt, son, Bobby Pruitt, brothers, Blake and Charles Spires, sister-in-law, Mildred Herring, and brothers-in-law, Jim Hall, Don Herring and W.A. Solomon. She is survived by two devoted daughters, Debbie Shearer and Marsha Pruitt Hays. She is also survived by her son-in-law, Cliff Shearer; sister, Wanda Hall; sister-in-law, Katherine Solomon; nephews, Tommy and Randy Solomon; and special niece, Mindy Baird.
Her friends and family will miss her terribly. Mamaw Ni will be especially missed by her grandchildren, Jeff Shearer and Michelle Whatley. She was so happy when Jeff married Nicole and Michelle married Chad and always looked forward to seeing and talking to them. She worked for the telephone company before having her three children and later at her husband’s optometry office. She was a member of Western Hills United Methodist Church for over 50 years. “Mom, please say hi to Dad and Bobby.”
A special thank you to Mom’s dedicated caregivers, Lula and Kay, as well as Mt. Carmel Community and Hospice Home Care.
A celebration service officiated by Reverend Shari Day will be held on Saturday, October 14 at 2 p.m., preceded by visitation beginning at 1 p.m., at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.). Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Western Hills United Methodist Church, 4601 Western Hills Ave., Little Rock, Ark. 72204. Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501) 2242200. Juanita’s online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– EUNICE YVONNE ROEDER, 80, of Maumelle, passed away October 10, 2017.
She was preceded in death by her parents,
James and Earline Estes, three brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James
Roeder; sons, Blake Roeder and Brad Roeder and wife, Teri, of Maumelle; daughters, Tricia Jackson and husband, Jonathan, of Maumelle and Dianne Headrick and husband, Gerald, of Springfield, Arkansas; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was a very loving and caring woman, and will be missed by all her family and friends.
Visitation will be Sunday, October 15 from 3-6 p.m. at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.). Services will be Monday, October 16 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by interment at Riverwood Memorial Gardens in Maumelle. Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501) 224-2200. Mrs. Roeder’s online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– JOHN WAYNE SESSIONS, 62, of North Little Rock, Ark., passed from this life on October 11,
2017. He was born on January 21, 1955 in El Dorado,
Ark., to the late
John W. and
Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing, was a longtime member of Callahan Hunting Club and of the Southern Baptist
He is also preceded in death by his sister, Mary Fisher. Wayne is survived by his wife Linda of 38 years; three children, Rebecca, John T., and Lena Sessions; four grandchildren, Amy, Donavan, John, Jo Elle; and a host of other family and friends.
Wayne’s family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Arkansas Hospice, Carti, and Dr. Khalil and his staff.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 9 a.m. at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Ark., with burial to follow at Arkansas Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p,m, on Friday evening at the funeral home. His online guestbook is available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com
–––––❖––––– Funeral services for Mrs. MATTIE LEE LINDSEY SHERRER, will be Saturday at
11 a.m. at the
First Baptist Church, 428
Church Street, Wilmot, Ark. Visitation will be Friday, at
Home from 5-7 p.m. Services entrusted to Lockwood and Boyd Funeral Home of Marvell, Ark. 72366. Any additional questions you can reach us at (501) 960-1613.
–––––❖––––– JOHN EDWARD TRUITT, 60, of Little Rock, died October 9, 2017.
He leaves a son, Kwasi Truitt; stepson, Zachary Hickey, six grandchildren, four siblings, other relatives and friends. Visitation: today, 4-6 p.m. in the chapel of Kincaid Community Center in Helena. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday, October 14 at above location.
Arrangements entrusted to Kincaid Funeral Services (870) 572-3336. www.kincaidfuneralservices.com.
–––––❖––––– BROOKE STROUD WHITAKER, 43, of North Little Rock passed away on October 10, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 22, 1974 in North Little
Rock to James
Brenda Barber Schaufler. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Homer and Anna Barber and James and Katherine Stroud.
Brooke was a member of Cedar Heights Baptist Church and worked in the IT Department for the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, where she was known as the “Little Chihuahua.” Her greatest accomplishments in her life, were her two beautiful children, Haley Nicole Whitaker and Michael Blake Whitaker, of whom she was so very proud. Brooke will always be remembered for her dedication and love that she had for her children, along with her zeal for life and her determination to excel
and work hard to support herself and her kids. Brooke was a lover of NASCAR and Bon Jovi. She will be greatly missed by all those who had the privilege to know her.
She is survived by her children, Haley and Michael Blake Whitaker; her parents, James Stroud and Brenda Schaufler (David) all of North Little Rock; two sisters, Kacey Brown of Mayflower and Ariel Schaufler Rogers (David) of North Little Rock; aunts, Sandra Stillwell, Sharon Andrews, Debi Ross, Donna Drown and Dorothy Stone; one uncle, Donald Barber; two nieces, Hadley and Karley Brown of Mayflower, along with many other family members and friends.
A Funeral Service to honor Brooke will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Cedar Heights Baptist Church, 14510 Cedar Heights Road, North Little Rock. Burial at Riverwood Memorial Gardens, Maumelle. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Friday, October 13, 2017 at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, 5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Roller-Owens Funeral Home, (501) 7917400. Online guestbook: www. rollerfuneralhomes.com/owens.
–––––❖––––– DERRELL “DOC” EUGENE WOOD SR., DVM of Little Rock, died October 9, 2017 after a long illness. He was born December 17, 1931, in Ty Ty, Ga., to the late Herbert and Alma Wood. He was a retired veterinarian and loved ballroom dancing, gardening, coaching junior league baseball and football, hunting and fishing.
Doc grew up in Ty Ty. He served in the Korean War and when he returned he began Veterinary school. He moved to Little Rock after he completed Veterinary School and started Briarwood Animal Hospital until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Christine, and sister, Doris (Woody) Fite. Survivors include children, Susan Wood Bennett (Chuck), Derrell Wood Jr., Sam Wood (Kim), Margaret Morehart (Ron), Les Stevens (Rene’); grandchildren, Phillip Stewart, Daniel Morehart, Derrell (Boot) Wood III, Brooke Bennett Hutchinson, Courtney Bennett Baker, Kyle Bennett, Tyler Stevens, Lauren Stevens, Jake Wood; five great-grandchildren, and Betty Powers Wood Tudor. He is also survived by siblings, Rose Cooper and Neil Wood of Ty Ty, Ga.
A service will be held October 15, 2017 at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Ark. Visitation is between 1-2 p.m., with the funeral service at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Care for Animals, P.O. Box 7604, Little Rock, Ark. 72217. Please note that the donation is a memorial for Doc Wood. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.
–––––❖––––– CARL RALPH YEARY, 90, of Little Rock passed away Monday, October 9, 2017. He was born June 4, 1927 in Esserville, Va., to James M. and
Sarah Necessary Yeary. He was a member of St. Andrew Cathedral and an Army veteran who served in World War II.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Lou Powers Yeary; children, Sandra Lee Yeary, Rebecca Anne Yeary Hutchens, James Mack Yeary II and wife Ellen Yeary; grandchildren, Sarah Cielinski, Scott Cielinski, Dillon Hutchens, Ralph Hutchens and wife Stacie Hutchens, Nichole Hutchens, Mack Yeary and Henry Yeary; two great-grandchildren, Riley Hutchens and Savannah Hutchens; and other extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 2200 South Bowman St., Little Rock, Ark., 72211. Mass of Christian burial will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 14, 2017 at St. Andrews Cathedral, 617 Louisiana Street, Little Rock. Entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Online obituary at www.SmithFamilyCares.com.