Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - DEATHS -

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.

Pu­laski County

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

Marby An­der­son.

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.­er­ansvil­lage­so­famer­ica. 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. SmithFam­i­

–––––❖––––– 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;­pe­ri­or­fu­ner­alser­ 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.lit­tle­rock­fu­ner­al­

–––––❖––––– 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,

Cur­tis (Jan­dany)

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.griffin­legget­

–––––❖––––– 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

Funeral Home,

1851 Mar­shall

St., Lit­tle Rock, Ark. (501) 374-5025. Visi­ta­tion one hour prior to ser­vice. On­line guest­book at www.seren­i­ty­fu­ner­al­ “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.roller­fu­ner­al­­mond.


LEE CHARLES COL­BERT JR., 73, of Lit­tle Rock, Ark., passed away on Novem­ber

11, 2017. His sur­vivors in­clude: wife, Min­nie

Col­bert; sons,

Charles L. Col­bert and Alex L. Col­bert. Home go­ing ser­vices: Satur­day, Nov. 18th,

11 a.m. at First

Bap­tist Church,

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

Du­mas Sr.

Alvin leaves to cher­ish his mem­ory: spouse, Shirley Ann Du­mas; chil­dren, Stephen

Thomas, Brit­tney

Gean Du­mas,

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

Turner; par­ents,

Lock­ett Ross and

An­nie Jack­son

Ross; sib­lings,

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

(Emily), Ke­dron

(Anna), Shawnika (Howard) and six grand­chil­dren; his mother,

Lucy Jones and seven sib­lings

Mary (Ed­ward),

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.gille­spiekell­y­ser­

–––––❖––––– 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.SmithFam­i­

–––––❖––––– 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.lit­tle­rock­fu­ner­al­

–––––❖––––– 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

Geyer Springs

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. roller­fu­ner­al­

–––––❖––––– 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.SmithFam­i­

–––––❖––––– 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.lit­tle­rock­fu­ner­al­

––––– ––––– 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.lit­tle­rock­fu­ner­al­

–––––❖––––– 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 guest­book­pe­ri­or­fu­ner­alser­ 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:­pe­ri­or­fu­ner­alser­vices. 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.lem­ley­fu­

–––––❖––––– 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.roller­fu­ner­al­

–––––❖––––– 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.proc­tor­fu­ner­al­

–––––❖––––– 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. roller­fu­ner­al­­boro.

–––––❖––––– 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.har­ris­fu­ner­al­

–––––❖––––– 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.di­a­land­dud­ley­fu­ner­al­

–––––❖––––– 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.jack­

–––––❖––––– 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.roller­fu­ner­al­­shall.

–––––❖––––– 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. roller­fu­ner­al­­way.

–––––❖––––– 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

Min­nie (Davis)

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. roller­fu­ner­al­­way.

–––––❖––––– 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.bob­nealand­

–––––❖––––– 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.jack­

–––––❖––––– 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.roller­fu­ner­al­­way.

–––––❖––––– 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.shin­n­fu­

–––––❖––––– 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

Hawkins Tay­lor.

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.proc­tor­fu­ner­al­

–––––❖––––– 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.roller­fu­ner­al­­shall.


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

Bobby (Char­lie

Mae) Robin­son.

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


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

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