PULASKI COUNTY Grace Alexander, 94, of Little
James David Allen, 91, of Little
Gene Ann Anders, 83, of Little
Charles D. Anderson, 86, of North Little Rock.
Joshua Barbee, 33, of North Little Rock.
Judith Ann Bell, 76, of Little Rock. Eddie T. Boone, 73, of Little Rock. Antwon Buchanan, 29, of North Little Rock.
Flora “Nona” Cato, 93, of Little Rock.
Lee Charles Colbert Jr., 73, of Little Rock.
Alvin Dumas, 57, of North Little Rock.
Ethel Lee Hatchett, 95, of North Little Rock.
Willie “Buddy Boy” Jones Jr., 68, of Little Rock.
Clois Leon Langley, 94, of Sherwood.
Corey J. Moore, 39, of Little Rock. Geneva Nichols, 81, of Little Rock. Jasmine Louis Peten, 28, of Little Rock.
Winona Lentz Carmack Perdue, 92, of Little Rock.
Aloys “Al” F. Pfeifer, 94, of North Little Rock.
Warren L. Rivers, 77, of Little
James Rogers, 92, of Little Rock. Lynda Gayle Shelby, 42, of Sherwood.
Barbara Blagg Taegel, 87, of Little Rock.
Margaret Waits, 49, of North Little Rock.
Wanda Walker, 66, of Little Rock. ATKINS ELSEWHERE IN ARKANSAS Gary D. Bailey, 57. AUGUSTA Richard Floyd Cooper, 80. BATESVILLE John E. Smith Jr., 93.
Mrs. GRACE ALEXANDER, 94, passed on Saturday, November 4, 2017. She was born in Sherrill,
Ark., on October
3, 1923 to Will Alexander and
Rosie Hicks Alexander. She spent her early years in
Grady but later moved to Detroit,
Mich., where she attended Cass Technical High School and continued her education at Lewis Business College.
She had a successful career as an insurance underwriter with Great Lakes Life Insurance Company in Detroit and the Universal Life Branch Office in Little Rock, Ark. She had extensive biblical training and had served as Missionary of the Regular St. Marion Baptist District Association. For Many years, she served as an instructor for mission during the annual Congress of Christian Education. In 1991, with the encouragement of friends, she wrote a booklet “Biblical References to Understanding Home Missions” with the intent of giving others insight on the work and function of Home Missions.
Early in her life, Grace accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and united with Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. A devoted Christian and student of the word, she was a constant reader of the Bible. After returning to Arkansas, she settled in Pine Bluff and continued to be active in church work at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and New Direction Missionary Baptist Church until her health failed. In recent years, she reunited with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Grace Alexander was predeceased by her parents and her older brothers, Sherman Daniel and Taft Daniel. She is survived by two sons, Leo C. McDonald and Dr. Joe L. Hargrove (Dr. Frances R. Harris), both of Little Rock, Ark.; six grandchildren, Deloris Nolen (Thomas) of Chicago, Ill., Phyllis Gillespie of Jensen Beach, Fla., Dwain Hargrove (Lynn) of Pine Bluff, Ark., Adrienne Thompson of Conway, Ark. and Joseph Hargrove of Little Rock, Ark. She is survived by 12 great-grandchildren, Larnel Curry (Bobby Jean), Thomas Curry, Sr., Kimberly Lawson (Peree), Youlanda Douglas (Shaun), Steven Nolen, Joshua Hargrove, JoAnna Hargrove, Harry Gillespie Jr., Mallory Gillespie, Adrienne Thompson II, Rickey Thompson Jr., Alyndria Mooney (Willie) and 14 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by other loving family members including cousins, Ovella Bankston, Ronnie Bankston, Rhonda Bankston, James (JC) Carvan; nephews, David Evans (Linda), Loyal Daniel; nieces, Patricia Williams (Rev. Alonzo), JoAnn Owens, Linda Owens, Barbara Abraham and a number of other relatives and friends.
Funeral Service will be Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11 a.m., at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Grady, Arkansas. Rev. Marshawn BENTONVILLE Donna CAMDEN Wendy CENTERTON Florence ELKINS Opal EUREKA Mabel Yolanda Lee Louise SPRINGS Lawson, Mettert, Morrison Tyson, 93. 79. 49. Poe, 85. Robert FAYETTEVILLE Jacob Iowa FISHER Troy Harris, Sanford, Turner E. Jiles, 52. Freeman, 91. 49. 23. FORT Dale Patricia FOURCHE Geraldine Lee SMITH Lynn Davenport, Lee Turner, Hall, 75. 76. 73. FRANKLIN Carol GRUBBS Mary GURDON Ann Billingsley McCoy, Sexton, 83. 71. David HEBER Evelyn HOT SPRINGS Johnson, Caruthers SPRINGS 91. Osborn , 88. Charmel JUDSONIA Camp, 65. Jeffrey Betty LESLIE Hurst Todd Wood, McClain, 86. 50. Jackey MAYFLOWER Leon Arter, 85. Charles Judy Ann Ray Wilkerson, Edwards, 59. 70. MENA Jerry Ross McCarthy, 75. MORO Robert Green, 91. NASHVILLE Jimmie Jean White, 88. NEWPORT Karen Sadler, 69. ROGERS William A. Barta, 88. Monica M Roberts, 73. RUSSELLVILLE James Harold Hazel, 81. Morris Inch, 92. SEARCY William Rudolph Stephenson, 73. SHERIDAN Michelle Taylor Lunsford, 50. SPRINGDALE Bryce Earl Dablemont, 84. Donna Parsons Martin, 79. Martha Massie, 87. STEPHENS Frances Estell Mays, 89. VALLEY SPRINGS Darlene Janell Bristow, 63. WITTER Janine Andree Lidddell, 94. OUT-OF-STATE TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Benjamin Franklin Tubb, 81. ATLANTA Carlthon D. Robinson, 35. BASTROP, La. E.L. “Doby” Thurman, 89. LIMA, Ohio Sarah Leah Pirtle, 62. TULSA Jim R. Caldwell, 81. Wilbourn, Sr. will be officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, Ark. Visitation will be Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home in Pine Bluff. Her body will lie in-state Thursday, at 10:15 a.m., until services begin.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to The Lucy Johnson Scholarship Fund at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
–––––❖––––– JAMES DAVID ALLEN, 91, of Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Detroit, Mich., departed this life Nov. 8,
2017. Viewing: Saturday, 9:3010 a.m. Service: Saturday, 10 a.m. both at Robinson Mortuary, LR.
Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201
Dr. MLK Jr. Drive,
LR. (501) 371-0111. “Service You Can Trust.”
GENE ANDERS went to her heavenly home on November 10, 2017. Gene worked as a nurse for over
45 years first at
St. Vincent Infirmary and later at Arkansas State
Hospital in Little
Rock. She was also an avid Senior bowler.
She leaves to mourn her passing her children: Zenobia Harris (Robert), Debra Allen (Wallace) and William Davison, Jr. of Little Rock, Ark., and Michael Davison (Janice) of Houston, Texas; sisters, Kathleen Oates and Fawn Maxwell; brothers, Henry Walker and Clay Carter; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Family hour will be held Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester Street, Little Rock, Ark. (501) 372-1305. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017, 1 p.m., at White Memorial United Methodist Church, 2801 S. Wolfe Street, Little Rock, Ark.
–––––❖––––– CHARLES D. ANDERSON, 86, of North Little Rock went to be with his Savior, Sunday, November
12, 2017. He was born April 12,
1931 in North Little Rock, Ark., to
Martin and Grace
He was a combat veteran in the
Air Force surviving the Korean Campaign then went on to retire from the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Following his retirement he was led to take care of Veterans at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.
He is survived by two sons, Randy (Cindy) Anderson and LTC Ronnie (Donna) Anderson, USA, Retired; six grandchildren, Msgr. Adam (Lindsey) Anderson, Amber Anderson, Tech Sergeant Aaron (Bonnie) Anderson, Meredith Anderson, Dan Kuykendall and Jeff (Michelle) Kuykendall; six great-grandchildren, Grace, Sophia, Aida, Amelia and Bin Anderson and James Kuykendall; and his cherished brother-in-law, Chris Graham, Sr. and nephew Chris Graham, II. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Martha Anderson and his sister, JoAnn Graham.
The family gratefully acknowledges the physicians, nurses, and staff on 6D/Palliative Care at the John McClellan Veterans Hospital. The staff worked hard and was respectful in granting the family’s request in a timely and professional manner to make our dad comfortable in his last days.
Memorials may be made by check or PayPal to the Veterans Villages of America, 2821 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, Ark. 72205-3868. www.veteransvillagesofamerica. org. Direct inquiries to Col. Mike Ross, USA Retired.
A visitation will begin at 10 a.m., Thursday, November 16, 2017 with a funeral service immediately following at 10:30 a.m. at 47th Street Baptist Church in North Little Rock where he served as a deacon. Burial with military honors will follow at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. Online obituary at www. SmithFamilyCares.com.
–––––❖––––– JOSHUA BARBEE, 33, of North Little Rock passed November 8, 2017. Loving memories left to mother:
Vickie Barbee; grandmother:
Anita Hill (Glistern); sisters: Taneisha Jarrett and Victoria Thomas. Visitation: November
17, 2017, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Superior. Homegoing celebration November 18, 2017, 11 a.m. at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1304 Pine Street, North Little Rock. Superior Funeral Services, 5017 E. Broadway, North Little Rock (501) 945-9922. Online guestbook; www.superiorfuneralservices.com. Trudean Long Brown “Providing Services Your Family Deserves.”
–––––❖––––– JUDITH “JUDI” ANN BELL, 76, of Little Rock, passed away October 17, 2017 with her family at her side. She was an active member of Immanuel Baptist Church and enjoyed singing in the church choir.
Preceded in death by her mother, Hilda Knuth Capps, she is survived by her husband of 47 years, Alan Bell; children, Lisa Lefferts and husband, Steve, of Durwood, Md., and Lt. Col. Christina Bell of Brussels, Belgium; granddaughter, Catherine Lefferts; and sister, Linda Jury and husband, Bill, of Milwaukee, Wis.
Services will be held on Friday, November 17 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford Rd., Little Rock, Ark. 72211. Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501) 224-2200. Judi’s online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– EDDIE T. BOONE, 73, of Little Rock passed away on November 9, 2017. Born to
James and Mary
Boone, he was a lifelong Little
Rock resident. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mary Appleby Boone; son,
Boone; step-children, Jimmy
(Erica) Appleby and Lakeisha (Michael) Romes; siblings, Mary (Entron) Rollins, Genois Boone, Alice (Norman) Johnson, Robert (Louise) Boone, Alma Boone, Janice Gaddie and Rita (Grindell) Price. Homegoing services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 18 at First Baptist Church, 2015 Main, NLR with Dr. D.L. Richardson officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Online registry and full obituary at www.griffinleggettresthills.com.
–––––❖––––– ANTWON BUCHANAN, 29, passed on November 8, 2017. He is survived by wife,
Melissa Andrade; mother, Joann Buchanan and father, Anthony
Cole. Funeral service will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017,
1 p.m. at Serenity
St., Little Rock, Ark. (501) 374-5025. Visitation one hour prior to service. Online guestbook at www.serenityfuneralhomear.com. “Providing Service of Excellence.”
–––––❖––––– FLORA “NONA” CATO went to be with the Lord, Monday, November 13, 2017.
She was born
July 26, 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to the late W.C. and Carrie Hallman. The family moved to Arkansas when she was 9 years old.
Faith, family and friends were her life. She taught Sunday school for about 50 years; was W.M.U. President at First Baptist Church and served on the Pulaski County Association Board for 12 years. She was a member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church since 1980 and a charter member of Bayou Mason Baptist Church of Lake Village, Ark. Flora was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and had many close friends. Everyone called her “Nona”.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 70 plus years, Emery J. Cato, and her granddaughter, Kari Lynn Allen. She is survived by a son, Dan Cato; one grandchild, Jarod Cato; two great-grandchildren: Mary Kathryn and Andrew Allen; and a host of nieces and nephews. Jesus lived with her in her house. She has gone to live with him in his house.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Roller-Drummond Funeral Home Chapel, 10900 Interstate 30, Little Rock, Ark., 72209, with the Rev. Dave Hughey officiating. Family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Saline Memorial Hospice, 23157 Interstate 30, Bryant, Ark. 72022. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/drummond.
LEE CHARLES COLBERT JR., 73, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away on November
11, 2017. His survivors include: wife, Minnie
Charles L. Colbert and Alex L. Colbert. Home going services: Saturday, Nov. 18th,
11 a.m. at First
Higgins, Ark. Interment will follow at Rest In Peace Memorial Garden, Hensley, Ark. Viewing: Friday, Nov. 17th, 1-4 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home (501) 372-1305.
–––––❖––––– ALVIN DUMAS, 57, of NLR, Ark., departed this life November 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by: father, Dave
Alvin leaves to cherish his memory: spouse, Shirley Ann Dumas; children, Stephen
Willie J. Austin,
Carlos D. Austin, and Demetrius L. Austin; mother, Verlee Dumas-Tate; siblings, Gean (Jim) Brown, Hardy E. Dumas, Evelyn J. (Sherman) Gambrell, David (Felicia) Dumas, James E. Dumas, Dave L. Dumas Jr., Frederick W. Tate, Joy M. Tate, Jacoby H. Tate, Jaylon W. Tate; two grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Family Hour: Friday 5-6 p.m. at Robinson Mortuary, NLR. Funeral: Saturday, 1 p.m. at New Zion Grove Baptist Church, 404 Wallace Street, NLR, Ark. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 4501 E Broadway, North Little Rock, Ark. (501) 374-0111. “Service You Can Trust.”
–––––❖––––– ETHEL LEE HATCHETT, 95, of North Little Rock, Ark., departed this life November 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollie Hatchett; daughter, Marilyn
Lockett Ross and
Charles Ross Sr.,
Louis Ross, Earsey Ross, Evans Ross, Pearlie Boudry Ross and Annie Lee Ross
She leaves to cherish her memory with her three grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a special niece, Daisy Mae Hatchett; a host of nieces, nephews, and many who loved her.
Visitation: Friday, 12-6 p.m. at Robinson Mortuary, NLR. Service: Saturday, 12 noon at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 10900 Crystal Hill Rd., Maumelle, Ark. Pastor Walter Pacc, officiating. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 4511 E. Broadway, NLR. (501) 374-0111. “Service You Can Trust.”
–––––❖––––– WILLIE ALLEN JONES JR., age 68, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away Sunday, Nov. 12,
2017. Born Dec.
5, 1948 in Marked
Tree, Ark. Preceding in death are a father, Willie A.
Jones, Sr. and a sibling, Dorothy
He is survived by his wife, Terrilyn Faye; five children, Barry, Roderick, Shannon
(Anna), Shawnika (Howard) and six grandchildren; his mother,
Lucy Jones and seven siblings
Brenda, Eddie (Patricia), Patri (Colbert) Delores (Gary), Roosevelt (Willette), Tonya, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Moody Chapel AME Church. Visitation from 12 noon until 5 p.m. at the Walter Gillespie Memorial Chapel. Gillespie & Kelly Funeral Home, 2420 Arch Street, Little Rock. (501-376-7892/612-5607) will be serving the Jones families. For more information, sign online guest register, send flowers/condolences, light an “In Loving Memory Of” candle www.gillespiekellyservices.com.
–––––❖––––– CLOIS LEON LANGLEY SR., 94, of Sherwood passed away Sunday, November
12, 2017. He was born June 25,
1923, in Conway, Arkansas, to Joe Clarence and
Annie McGlothlen Langley. He was retired from
Hunt Wesson (Conagra) after 37 years, a member of First
Baptist Church of Sherwood and an Army Combat
World War II veteran.
Leon was preceded in death by his wife, of 61 years, Dorothy
Louise Langley; son, Clois Leon Langley, Jr.; and his siblings. He is survived by his grandson, Jason Langley; daughter, Delores Withers (Lance); daughterin-law, Linda Langley; granddaughters, Margo Blunk (Allen), Amy Revell and Erika Clevenger; grandson, Todd Moser (Missy); great-grandchildren, Taylor Dixon, Korn Blunk, Stella Blunk; and six additional great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Smith-North Little Rock Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. November 16th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rest Hills Memorial Park. Online obituary at www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
–––––❖––––– COREY J. MOORE, 39, of Little Rock, passed away November 6, 2017. Services will be Saturday, November 18, at 1 p.m. at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.), (501) 224-2200. Corey’s online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– GENEVA NICHOLS, 81, of Little Rock, Ark., departed this life Nov. 9, 2017. Visitation: Friday, noon-6 p.m. at Robinson Mortuary, LR. Service: Saturday, 11 a.m. at Greater Second Baptist, 5615
Rd., Little Rock,
Ark. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201 Dr. MLK Jr. Drive, LR. (501) 371-0111. “Service You Can Trust.”
–––––❖––––– WINONA LENTZ CARMACK PERDUE, 92, of Pulaski County, died Sunday, November 12, 2017. She was born to the late Arthur and Addie Lentz on December 24, 1924, in Kensett. She is preceded by her first husband, Elmer W. Carmack, Sr.; second husband, Paul Perdue; son, Elmer W. Carmack Jr.; and four siblings.
Winona is survived by one son, Andy Carmack (Evelyn) of Maumelle; two daughters, Sarah Whitfield of Beebe, Susan Williams (Micky) of Palestine, Texas; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside Service will be 10 a.m. Friday, November 17, 2017, at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, 5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, Ark. 72116, 501791-7400. Online Guestbook: www. rollerfuneralhomes.com/owens.
–––––❖––––– JASMINE LOUIS PETEN, 28, of Little Rock, Ark., departed this life November 12, 2017.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ulysess Peten, Betty Peten, and Bill
He leaves to cherish his memory with daughter, Jeniyah Peten; parents,
Terry and Belinda Peten; brothers, Terrance Peten Sr., Jarrod Mellon and many who loved him.
Visitation: Friday, 12-6 p.m. at Robinson Mortuary, LR. Service: Saturday, 10 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 1851 Howard St., Little Rock, Ark. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201 Dr. MLK Jr. Drive, LR. (501) 371-0111. “Service You Can Trust.”
–––––❖––––– ALOYS F. “AL” PFEIFER, 94, of North Little Rock passed away Monday, November 13, 2017. He was born August
27, 1923, in Morrilton, Arkansas, to Frank and
Rose Pfeifer. He served in the U.S.
Army Air Force in
World War II as a mechanic and aircraft inspector, was retired from A.B.F. Freight in 1984. He was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church in North Little Rock and was a Knights of Columbus member.
Al was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Eva Pfeifer; brothers, Bernard and Bill Pfeifer; sisters, Marie Harris, Vivian Flack, Virginia Paladino and Pauline Pfeifer. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, JoAnn Pfeifer; his children, Rita Pfeifer, Margaret (Steve) Szarary and Michael (Susan) Pfeifer; granddaughters, Natalie (Ryan) Robinson and Whitney Pfeifer; and his great-grandson, Coen Robinson.
Memorials may be made to charity of choice. A Rosary Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017, immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Catholic Church, North Little Rock. Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Online obituary at www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
–––––❖––––– WARREN L. RIVERS, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, departed this life to be with his Lord on November 9, 2017. He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Judy Rivers; two daughters, Stacy Echols (Ricky) of Hot Springs and Sheri Rivers of Little Rock; and
two grandchildren, Kyle Echols and Cherie Echols Yates (Adam). He was preceded in death by his parents, C.J. Rivers and Mary Margret Schofner Rivers, four sisters, three brothers, and several nieces and nephews
At age 18, Warren began his 29 year career with Campbell Taggert at Rainbow Bakery in Tucson, Arizona, as a pan washer. Seventeen years, five transfers, five cities and promotions later, he became Vice President and Manager of Merico Bakery in Little Rock. In 1981, he was transferred to California and became President of Larry’s Foods. He left Campbell Taggert in 1984 and then worked for other baking companies in Columbus, Ohio, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, ending his career with Ort’s Inc. in Maryland.
Following retirement, he kept busy at his church, Grace Lutheran, helping in various capacities. Those were his happiest times. He will be missed by family and friends until we join him in Heaven. Thanks be to God.
Services will be Saturday, November 18, at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, preceded by visitation beginning at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Grace Lutheran Church, 5124 Hillcrest, Little Rock, Ark. 72205. Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501) 224-2200. Warren’s online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.
––––– ––––– JAMES ROGERS, son of the late Willie and Leola Rogers, was born May 7, 1925, in Dumas, Ark. James attended Dumas public school in Dumas, Ark. He later attended Dunbar Junior College in Little Rock, Ark. He was united in marriage to Birdie Que Rogers on May 14, 1949. To this union, two children were born: son, James Earl Rogers “Lil James”; and daughter, Euphase Z. Rogers Lewis.
James was preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Birdie Que Rogers; two sisters, Nellie Jane Hunt and Ida Mae Everett; two brothers, Willie Rogers, Jr., and Nathaniel Rogers. James is survived by daughter, Euphase Z. Rogers Lewis of Sherwood, Ark.; son, James E. Rogers of Little Rock, Ark.; grandchildren, Joseph A. Lewis Jr. of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Tiffany Lewis of Sherwood, Ark.; two sisters, Earslean Freeman, Toledo, Ohio, Lillie Lee Kemp, Atlanta, Ga., and a host of nieces and nephews.
Home going services will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017, 11 a.m., at St. Peter’s Rock, 2201 Brown Street, Little Rock, Ark. Family visitation: Friday, November 17, 2017, 6-7 p.m., at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester St., Little Rock, Ark. (501) 372-1305. Interment with honors Monday, November 20, 2017, 11 a.m., at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 Maryland Ave. North Little Rock, Ark.
–––––❖––––– LYNDA GAYLE SHELBY, age 42, of Sherwood passed away on November 11, 2017 in Little Rock. She was born on January 31, 1975, in Arlington, Texas to James and Leona Goad.
She was preceded in death by her father, James William Goad. She is survived by her husband, Clancy Shelby, a son, Isaac Shelby and her mother, Leona Goad all of Sherwood, Arkansas; her siblings, Theresa Goad and Brian Goad both of Sherwood, Arkansas and Wayne Goad of Van Buren, Arkansas; her aunt, Geraldine Besso of Worcester, Massachusetts, her uncles, David Jodray of Haltom City, Texas and Wayne Jodray of Fort Worth, Texas. Lynda will be missed by many nieces, nephews and close friends.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 9-11 a.m. at A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, Arkansas with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be held at Arkansas Memorial Gardens, North Little Rock, Arkansas.
–––––❖––––– BARBARA BLAGG TAEGEL of Little Rock was born October 23, 1930 and passed away November 13, 2017 after extended illness.
She was predeceased by her parents, Mattie Laura Lackey Blagg and Charlie Blagg, and her daughter, Laura Cheryl Taegel. She is survived by her stepdaughter, Susan Taegel West of Perryville, Ark., stepson, Billy Taegel of Anchorage, Alaska, cousin, June Cline of Little Rock, other cousins, and her closest friend and companion of 40 years, Ruth Byrn.
She received her Master’s Degree in Physical Education from the University of Arkansas in 1953. In her early professional career she worked at Jefferson Davis High School and Forest Heights Junior High in Little Rock and Louisiana Tech University. She joined the faculty at University of Arkansas, Little Rock (then UALR) in 1959, and retired in 1996 from her position there as Dean of Students in her 37th year of service. She touched the lives of numbers of students in their formative years, guiding them in positive ways, and was beloved by many. During her retirement she enjoyed several years of traveling extensively with friends. She was a lifelong bridge player and had an avid bridge life during her retirement. She was a member and advocate of AARP Little Rock Chapter 34 and served as its President 2001–2002.
Services will be held on Friday, November 17 at 11 a.m. at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.), preceded by visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501) 224-2200. Barbara’s online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– MARGARET WAITS, 49, of North Little Rock passed November 10, 2017. Loving memories left to mother, Mary Waits; son: Charles Craig (Nathateari) and two grandchildren. Visitation: November 17,
2017, 6-7 p.m. at Superior. Homegoing celebration November 18,
2017, 11 a.m. at St. Stephens Baptist Church, 902 “E” Street, North Little Rock. Superior Funeral Services, 5017 E. Broadway, North Little Rock (501) 945-9922. Online guestbook www.superiorfuneralservices.com. Trudean Long Brown “Providing Services Your Family Deserves.”
–––––❖––––– WANDA JEAN WALKER, 66, of Little Rock received her wings November 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband: Benjamin
Walker Jr. Loving memories left to children: Benjamin Walker III (Marchita), Martiese Walker (Deedra), and Stephanie Walker-Hynes (Michael), grandchildren: Princeton, Jordyn, Mikayla, Benjamin IV, Yhasmine, Lexington, Cameron, Zade, and Roman, siblings: Vincent Bryant, Keith Bryant, Everett Bolden, Alex Bryant, Terrence Bolden, Evelyn Allen, Brenda Allen, Linda Thompson, and Sharon Johnson. Homegoing celebration Thursday, November 16, 2017, 10 a.m. at Greater Christ Temple, 1200 Lewis Street, Little Rock. Superior Funeral Services, 5017 E. Broadway, North Little Rock (501) 945-9922. Online guestbook: www.superiorfuneralservices. com. Trudean Long Brown “Providing Services Your Family Deserves.”
ATKINS — Gary D. Bailey, 57, of Atkins, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in his honor be made to the Gary Bailey Funeral Expense Fund, c/o Lemley Funeral Service, P.O. Box 126, Atkins, Ark. 72823. Online obituary and condolences are available at www.lemleyfuneral.com.
–––––❖––––– AUGUSTA — Richard Floyd Cooper, age 80, of Augusta, died Nov. 11, 2017. Survivors: wife, Linda Cooper; one son; one daughter; one brother; one sister; host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation, 1 p.m., Wednesday with funeral 2 p.m. at Rhodes & Son Funeral Home, Augusta.
–––––❖––––– BATESVILLE — John E. Smith Jr., 93, of Batesville died Sunday. Survivors: wife, Frankie Smith; son, John E. Smith III; four grandchildren, Blake Smith, Ashley Lightner, Jessica Spohr, Brad Fletcher. Memorial service: 1:30 p.m, Thursday, First Baptist Church. Memorials: Operation Christmas Child, First Baptist Church 610 E. Main Street, Batesville, Ark. 72501. www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/batesville.
–––––❖––––– CAMDEN — Wendy Yolanda Tyson, 49, of Camden, Ark., passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Great New Calvary COGIC with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, 5-8 p.m. at Proctor Funeral Home. To sign the online guest register visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– FISHER — Troy Lynn Harris, 52, of Fisher, departed this life Monday, November 13, 2017. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, at Fisher Cemetery in Fisher with Jeff Junyor officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Weiner. Online guestbook: www. rollerfuneralhomes.com/Jonesboro.
–––––❖––––– FOURCHE — Geraldine Lee Hall, 75, of Fourche, Arkansas, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, November 17, at Volman Cemetery with Sister Jean Zulpo officiating. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at funeral home. Online guestbook: www.harrisfuneralhomes.net.
–––––❖––––– FRANKLIN — Carol Billingsley Sexton, 71, died November 13. Visitation: Wednesday, November 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Eddie’s Family Funeral Home in Melbourne. Funeral service: Thursday, November 16 at 2 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church. Burial: Violet Hill Cemetery. Survivors: Bernard Sexton (husband), Kelly Powell, Chris Powell (sons).
–––––❖––––– GRUBBS — Mary Ann McCoy, 83, of Grubbs departed this life Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born on October 31, 1934 in Grubbs, the daughter of Graburn and Elsie (Welch) Springer.
Mrs. McCoy graduated from the 1st two year Registered Nursing Program at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She cared for patients as the Administrative Nurse at Jackson County Health Department for 28 years; in 1983 she was recognized by Governor Bill Clinton as Outstanding Citizen of the state for her efforts, and in 1989 she received Outstanding State Employee of the year for her performance at Jackson County Health Department. After retiring from Jackson County Health Department she continued to work at the McPherson Unit of the Arkansas Correctional System until she was 70. Mrs. McCoy was a member of Grubbs Church of Christ; she enjoyed cooking, singing, fishing, traveling across the state as a enthusiastic fan of her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting and school events, but above all, she loved her family and loved to have all them at home on Sundays for a home cooked meal that she prepared.
She was preceded in death by her husband 62 years, Frank; son, Bert Franklin McCoy; brothers, Jessie Springer, Stan “Butch” Boyd, Gene Boyd; sisters, Margarit Boyd, Willie Boyd Hall, Odie Boyd Kessel, and Madge Boyd Moore; and her parents. Mrs. McCoy leaves behind son, Patrick J. McCoy and wife Pepsi of Oil Trough; daughter, Cherrie McCoy of Grubbs; daughter-in-law, Chris Sutherland of Grubbs; three grandchildren, Matt McCoy of Newport, Laken McCoy of Conway, and Ashlin Henderson and husband Joey of Oil Trough; brother, Buck Springer of Tennessee; and two sisters, Beth Boyd of Jonesboro, and Jimmie Wells of Michigan.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Grubbs Church of Christ with burial in Ballews Chapel Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. Arrangements provided by Dillinger Funeral Home.
–––––❖––––– GURDON — David Johnson, 91, of Gurdon, formerly of Magnolia died Sunday in Gurdon. Visitation will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia with funeral service to follow at 10 a.m. Interment will be at the Antioch East Cemetery in the Calhoun community.
–––––❖––––– HEBER SPRINGS — Evelyn Caruthers Osborn passed away November 4, 2017 at Heber Springs. She was born Oct. 2, 1929. She was loved by her surviving son whom she adopted as a baby, Joshua P Osborn, Dover, Ark.
HOT SPRINGS — Charmel Camp passed away Sunday, November 12, at the age of 65. Charmel was born May 28, 1952, to
Clydis Joseph Bird and Jennie Mae
Field in Sweet
Water, Texas. She was a graduate of Lubbock High
School, and in
1970 also in Lubbock, married the love of her life,
Dale, with whom she was reunited in heaven.
Charmel spent 45 years in marital bliss with Dale, moving from Lubbock to Carlisle, Arkansas, and spent the past 22 years enjoying life on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs. During that time she worked for Riviana Foods, Community Counseling Services and Fresno Valves and Castings, Inc.
Charmel’s family was her entire world, and she was the center of theirs. She lived to take care of them and relished in their happiness and good company. Charmel Camp was more than just a mom, “crazy granny”, wife and best friend – she was a presence that could not be ignored and a light in every room she entered.
In addition to her doting husband, Charmel is preceded in death by her parents; son, Ryan Dale; and sister, JoDean Spradlin. She is survived by children, Stacia and Lance Travis and Jeffrey and Amy Camp of Cabot, and Justin Camp of Hot Springs; grandchildren, Lauren, Ryan, Madie, Macie and Audrey; siblings, George Owen (Sharon), Carolyn Sawyer, Christopher Bird (Angela); and honorary sister, niece, Deborah Gayle Bean.
Charmel also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and a host of adoring friends who will miss her incredible humor, storytelling ability and deep-rooted love.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. Thursday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Chapel with a celebration of Charmel’s life immediately following at 6 p.m. with Rev. Scott Gallimore officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital or The Humane Society. Online condolences at www.caruth-hale. com.
–––––❖––––– JUDSONIA — Jeffrey Todd McClain, 50, from Judsonia, Arkansas, passed away on November 8, 2017. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 10 a.m. at The Ephesus Church of God. For more information and to sign the online guestbook visit: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– JUDSONIA — Betty Hurst Wood, 86, of Judsonia, passed away in McCrory on November 10, 2017. She was born at Grand Glaise on November 16, 1930, to Richard and Sue Hurst. She grew up in Tupelo and Weldon. Betty was a member of the Judsonia Church of Christ.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, former husband, James Wood, Sr., sister, Rosamond Miller, and granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Wood. She is survived by sons, Jim Wood, Jr. (Ann) of North Little Rock, and Michael Wood (Debbie) of Tupelo. Betty is also survived by grandchildren, Jim Wood, III (Holly) of Charlotte, North Carolina, Lori Ray (Doyle) of Gosnell, Brandon Wood (Shea) of Maumelle, and David Wood (Debra) of Tupelo; great-grandchildren, Taylor Page, Allison Wood, Lauren Wood, Kate Wood, Jake Wood, Trace Wood and Garrett Wood. Betty also leaves behind two sisters, Lanell Hunt of Bryant and Joan Jernigan of Dardanelle.
Friends may visit at the funeral home Thursday, November 16, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with services following at 2 p.m. Burial will immediately follow at White Lake Cemetery located four miles West of Tupelo.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123. Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home. www.jacksonsfh.com.
–––––❖––––– LESLIE — Jackey Arter, 85, of Leslie died Sunday. Jack was a US Army veteran. Survivors: wife, Roseanna; six children, Karen, Jerry, Sharon, Sherry, Kerry & Larry; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three siblings. Arrangements: Roller-Coffman/Marshall. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, New Beginning Church/ Dennard. Visitation: 1 p.m. preceding the service. Burial: Archey Valley. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/marshall.
–––––❖––––– MAYFLOWER — Charles Ray Edwards, 70, of Mayflower went to be with the Lord November 13, 2017. He was born August 26, 1947, to the late Oda and Virginia Edwards. He is survived by his daughter, Melanie Loftin and husband Troy of Texarkana, Texas, by two granddaughters, one great-granddaughter, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. A very special thanks goes out to Ed and Willette Troutman for their support over the years. Visitation will be Friday, November 17, 2017, 11 a.m.12 noon at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway. Graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. in the Mayflower Cemetery. Online guestbook: www. rollerfuneralhomes.com/conway.
–––––❖––––– MAYFLOWER — Judy Ann Wilkerson, 59, of Mayflower, Ark., went to be with the Lord Sunday, November 12, 2017. She was born February
21, 1958, in Little
Rock, Ark., to the late Jack, Sr. and
Wilson. Judy was also preceded in death by her brother, Lewis
Left to cherish her memory is her loving family: her husband, Robert Wilkerson, Sr.; children, Robert Wilkerson, Jr. (Stacy), Stacey Pope (Charles), and Kristerpher Wilkerson (Carrie); 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Jacquelyn Long (Ronald); brother, Jack Wilson (Barbara).
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Northside Apostolic Church in Mayflower with visitation one hour prior. Online guestbook available at www. rollerfuneralhomes.com/conway.
–––––❖––––– MENA — Jerry Ross McCarthy, 75, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away November 11, 2017, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Graveside will be Thursday, November 16, 2017, 2 p.m. at Board Camp Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
–––––❖––––– MORO — Robert Green, 91, died Saturday. Survived by five children, Donald, Roger, Charles and Emma Green, Linda Brown; three siblings, Odell and Gene Green, Cornelius Brimer; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1-2 p.m. service following at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bob Neal & Sons Funeral Home-Clarendon. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery Obit/guestbook/ www.bobnealandsons.com.
–––––❖––––– NASHVILLE — Jimmie Jean Tollett White, 88, of Nashville, passed away peacefully Monday morning, November 13, 2017, in Nashville. Mrs.
White was born on December 16,
1928, in Mineral
Springs, Arkansas, to the late
N.R. and Chloe Humphries Tollett.
The family moved to Nashville and she began first grade at Nashville Schools. She graduated from Nashville High School in 1946 and waited for her high school sweetheart, Billy White, to return from Berlin, Germany, where he was serving in the Army Air Corp. They wed on July 31, 1946, and were married for 60 years. Mrs. White and her husband were owners of Tollett’s Gifts and Radio Shack for 53 years. As a Registered Bridal Consultant, Mrs. White enjoyed working with hundreds of young brides-to-be and their families. Her successful business was a staple in the community for many years, and she used her talents to give back to the community she loved. “J.J.,” as she was known by her many friends, will forever be remembered for her magnetic personality, quick wit, and most importantly, her heart to serve. From supporting area fundraisers, to starting a community-wide Christmas Card drive for residents in area nursing homes, she brought joy and cheer to so many. She was honored to be recognized as the Nashville Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year in 2000. Mrs. White was also a life-long member of Immanuel Baptist Church, where she served as the Children’s Choir Director, Pianist, and Sunday School Teacher.
Mrs. White was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Billy White. She is survived by one daughter, Susan Tucker of Carlisle, and three sons: Randy White and wife Sue of Nashville; Billy White, Jr. and wife Kathy of Conway; Doug White and wife Robyn of Plumerville; 10 grandchildren: Craig White and wife Jacque of Rogers; Carrie Teeter and husband Matt of Little Rock; Trish White of Little Rock; Jarred White of Conway; Matthew Morris and wife Erica of Carlisle; Emily D’Angelo and husband John of Carlisle; Robert Barringer of Conway; Beth Milligan and husband Chad of Vilonia; Melanie Sisson and husband Ben of Vilonia; Kimberly Berkemeyer and husband Cole of Morrilton; 16 great-grandchildren: Brandon and Shelby White; Madison, Paxton and Peyton Teeter; Michael, John and Eli Morris; Marcy Morris and Kendall Neil; Jakobe Barringer; Triston and Keldon Milligan; Brody and Mason Sisson; and Braxton Berkemeyer.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Nashville, Arkansas, with the funeral service following at 2 p.m. Burial will be at the Ozan Cemetery in Bingen, Arkansas, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, P.O. Box 212, Nashville, Ark. 71852.
–––––❖––––– NEWPORT — Mrs. Karen Beth (Collom) Sadler, 69, of Newport, died Sunday. Survivors: husband, James Clyde Sadler; her mother, Gladys Collom; two sons, Kevin Derek Sexton and Christopher Shane Sexton; one brother, James Collom; one sister, Kathy Gregory; and five grandchildren. There will be no services at this time. www.jacksonsfh.com.
–––––❖––––– RUSSELLVILLE — James Harold Hazel, 81, of Russellville passed away November 13, 2017. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, November 16th at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home with burial following at Crestlawn Memorial Park. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/conway.
–––––❖––––– RUSSELLVILLE — Morris Inch, 92, Russellville, died Monday. He was born on October 21, 1925, in Wytopitlock, Maine to Clarence and Blanch Inch. A family conducted memorial service will be held at a later date with arrangements by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com.
–––––❖––––– SEARCY — William Rudolph Stephenson, age 73, of Searcy, went to be with the
Lord on Thursday, November
9, 2017 in Searcy.
He was born May
21, 1944 in Martin, Tennessee to Roland Cook “Steve” Stephenson and
Louise Stallcup Stephenson. He was a veteran of the US Army National Guard and worked as a Senior Industrial Engineer for GI Industries in Bald Knob for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Shirley C. Stephenson of Searcy; one daughter, Laura Stephenson Bolding and husband Todd of Alpena, Arkansas; and three grandsons, Brock Bolding, Bennett Bolding and Blake Bolding (his 3B’s). He is preceded in death by his parents, Roland Cook “Steve” Stephenson and Louise Stallcup Stephenson; paternal grandparents, Sherman Rudolph Stephenson and Lillian Cook Stephenson; and maternal grandparents, William Dwight Stallcup and Ina Mae Stallcup.
A Celebration Service will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations to be made to Searcy First Baptist Church in his honor. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home of Searcy. www.powellfuneralhome. net.
–––––❖––––– SHERIDAN — Michelle Leann Taylor Lunsford of Sheridan, Arkansas was born November 6, 1967 in Pine
Bluff, Arkansas, the daughter of
Shelby and JoAnn
She was a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Sheridan, and worked for her family’s business,
Shelby Taylor Trucking. She had also taught 5th grade at Sheridan Intermediate School for several years. Michelle was always on the go, either traveling and making memories with her family, or helping out her community. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and gave generously of her time and resources to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, through the Log A Load for Kids event. Her triplets said she liked to shop (a lot), ride any rollercoaster she could find, listen to good music, and hands down, her favorite food was birthday cake icing. Above all else, her heart was focused on her family. She cherished every moment she could spend with them. Her smile was as big as her personality, and she was loved by so many people, and touched countless lives. Michelle died Sunday, November 12, 2017, at her home in Sheridan, just a few days after her 50th birthday.
She was preceded in death by her husband’s mother, Alice Faye Blackerby Lunsford. Survivors are her husband and soulmate, David Lunsford; son, Jacob Lunsford; daughters, Jordan Lunsford and Jenna Lunsford; parents, Shelby and JoAnn Taylor; brother and sister-inlaw, Bobby and Deana Taylor; all of Sheridan; brothers-in-law and wives, Robert and Charlotte Lunsford of Harrison, Arkansas, John and Mandy Lunsford of Sheridan; sister-in-law and husband, Kristi and Gregg Armstrong of Sheridan; nieces and nephews, Emily Newman, Grant Taylor, Ben Lunsford, Luke Lunsford, Logan Lunsford, Brooke Armstrong, Brittney Armstrong, Brady Armstrong. She is also survived by numerous other family members, and so very many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, November 16, 2017, at New Life Fellowship in Sheridan (3482 Hwy. 270 East) with Bro. Steve Cypert and Bro. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Ain Cemetery, near Grapevine. Visitation is also Thursday, from 12 noon until service time at 2 p.m., also at the church.
Pallbearers are David Workman, Jeff Lisenbey, Wade Lunday, David Moring, Shannon Talbert and Jerry Atchley. Honorary pallbearers are Phil Shirron and Herbie Waymack.
Memorials may be made to Log A Load for Kids, benefiting Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Slot 661, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202. Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan (870) 9421306. To sign the online guestbook: www.memorialgardenssheridan. com.
–––––❖––––– STEPHENS — Frances Mays, 89, died November 13, 2017. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. Thursday. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Riddick Cemetery near Stephens,
Ark. To sign the online guest register visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– VALLEY SPRINGS — Darlene Duncan Bristow, 63, of Valley Springs died Monday, Nov. 6th. She was the wife of the late Hank Bristow, Jr. Survivors: children, Michael Duncan, Angela Stacy and Jenny Bailey; siblings, Daisy Triplet, Bob and Jack Duncan. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Roller-Coffman Funeral Home/Marshall. Burial: Shady Grove Cemetery. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/marshall.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Benjamin (Bennie, Ben) Franklin Tubb born October 29, 1936, in Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away November 5, 2017, in Tallahassee, Florida. He was 81 years old.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Haskell Tubb, his mother, BeeBell Brown Tubb and his sister, Dorothy Louise Meadows. He leaves his 3 children, Laura L. (Tubb) Frascoia of Waldorf, Maryland; William Gerald Tubb of Marlton, New Jersey; and Crista Ellen Tubb of Tallahassee, Florida; his 5 grandchildren, Amanda, Gabrielle, Dominique, Trevor and Miranda; and his three great-grandchildren, Hayley, Logan and Giovanni behind.
After graduating high school Ben joined the US Navy and trained in Pensacola, Florida, at the US Naval Schools of Photography and Aerial Photography. He served in the Mediterranean on the USS Lake Champlain aircraft carrier before returning to the states to finish serving our country at the US Naval Photographic Center in Washington, D.C. This training led to a career in the local film industry with both Koster Film Laboratory and his own production company, TW II Productions. He did both local and national commercials and traveled the world several times most notably with the Wide World of Golf. He was active in the local film community until his retirement in 1989. He lived for many years in Arizona before eventually returning to settle in Tallahassee, Florida. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made in his name to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.
–––––❖––––– ATLANTA — Carlthon D. Robinson, 35, of Atlanta, Ga., departed this life November 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by: grandparents, Gestine Williams and
Carlthon leaves to cherish his memory: mother, Bobbie Robinson; father, William Lamb; stepmother, Winona Lamb; siblings: Monique Robinson, Doresa Lamb, Kendra (Hans) Roberts, William (Amanda) Matheny, Eric (Shannon) Garrison; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Family Hour: Friday, 5-6 p.m. at Robinson Mortuary. Funeral: Saturday, 11 a.m., Faith Temple Deliverance Center, 1920 South Broadway, LR, Ark. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201 Dr. MLK Jr. Drive, Little Rock, Ark. (501) 3710111. “Service You Can Trust.”
–––––❖––––– BASTROP, La. — E.L. “Doby” Thurman, 89, of Bastrop, Louisiana, died Monday, November 13, 2017. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in the Lacey Cemetery. Visitation will be 1:30-2 p.m. Thursday at the cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg, Arkansas. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
LIMA, Ohio — Sarah Leah Pirtle, M.D., 62, passed away at 4:19 a.m. November 12, 2017, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
Sarah was born May 23, 1955, in Louisville, Ky., to Rev. George E. and Billie T. (Layman) Pirtle. Her mother preceded her in death. Her father, George and stepmother Susan survive in Lima.
She graduated summa cum laude from Ouachita University in Arkadelphia, Ark. She earned a Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry and a Medical Degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1984. She specialized in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine for Lima Memorial Health Systems and St. Rita’s Medical Center for over 20 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church and sang in the choir, served on the Daycare Board, and was a member of the Elizabeth Circle of American Baptist Women’s Ministries. She served as a member of the Board of International Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA and as a board member of American Baptist Churches of Ohio.
She loved her profession, music, traveling, and playing euchre. Her friends were her friends for life. They will remember her joyful spirit, her generosity, and her infectious laugh.
Friends may call from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 1 p.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. Thursday at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services Shawnee Chapel with Rev. Dr. David M. Brown officiating. Entombment will be at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church. Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.