Pu­laski County

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - DEATHS -

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

Chenal Pkwy,

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

Min­nie Pearl

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

Lair Spires.

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

Zoie Ses­sions.

Wayne en­joyed hunt­ing, fish­ing, was a long­time mem­ber of Cal­la­han Hunt­ing Club and of the South­ern Bap­tist

faith.

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

Gunn Fu­neral

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

Stroud and

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.

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