GAYLE MARIE BURNETT, 71, of Little Rock, Ark., departed this life March
9, 2018. Family
Hour: Friday, 6:15-7:15 p.m. at Robinson Mortuary-Little
Rock. Funeral: Saturday, 11 a.m. at Theresa Hoover United Methodist Church. Brother Loyd Harris, officiant. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Little Rock, Ark. (501) 3710111. “Service You Can Trust.”
–––––❖––––– KEVIN D. COOK SR., 46, of Little Rock, Ark., departed this life March 10, 2018.
He was preceded in death by: mother, Julia
Mae Cook-McDowell; granddaughter, Ta’Leah Cook.
Kevin leaves to cherish his memory: fiancé,
Ora D. McClure; children, Whitney Cook, Keora Cook, Destiny Cook, Robyn Sparks-Williams, Kevin Cook Jr., Jordan Cook, Kolby Cook, Kaden Cook; stepson, Rickey Peoples; father, James McDowell; siblings, Pamela McDowell-Brisco, Latasha McDowell-Harris, Corey McDowell; ten grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Family Hour: Friday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Robinson Mortuary, Little Rock. Funeral: Saturday, 11 a.m. at Faith Temple Deliverance Center, 1920 South Broadway, Little Rock. Pastor Dwayne Lindsey, Pastor. Ambassadress Monique Clark, eulogist. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Little Rock, Ark. (501) 371-0111. “Service You Can Trust.”
–––––❖––––– KAHN A. COTTON (K4), 41, of Little Rock departed this life on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Preceded in death by his grandfathers, Joesph Paris Cotton and Elder Hortence Ballard; and grandmother, Bishop H.L. Ballard.
Kahn leaves to mourn his physical passing his loving and devoted wife of almost 20 years, Tiffany R. Cotton; daughters, Kyla A., Khalanna A., Khamari A., Knyla A.; parents, Keith A. and Mary L. Cotton; brothers, Keith A. Cotton Jr., Kotto A. Cotton, Kareame A. Cotton, Kishan A. Cotton, grandmother Dr. M. Jeanne Cotton; special aunt, Naomi Webb; a host of cousins, relatives and friends. (Please view entire obituary on our website).
Family Hour: Friday, 6-7 p.m. at Rose City Community Church, 5601 Lynch Drive, North Little Rock.
Celebration of Kahn’s life: Saturday, 11 a.m., First Baptist Church, 811 S.A. Jones Drive. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 4511 E. Broadway, North Little Rock (501) 374-0111. “A Service You Can Trust” Visit our website to sign online at www. robinsonmortuary.com.
–––––❖––––– CALVIN DAWSON III, 8, of Little Rock received his wings on March 2, 2018.
Loving memories left to parents: Calvin
Dawson Jr. and
Tiffanie Morgan, brother:
Ki-Mani Dawson, grandparents: Pearlenna Richmon, Calvin
Dawson Sr., and Stephanie Harper, great grandmother: Pauline Bolton, uncles: Tony Walker, Darrick Harper, Andre Dawson, and Michael Bland, aunts: Laportia Williams and Derrica Harper, great aunt: Evelyn Ware, great uncles: Leon Ware and Mark Bolton, close cousins: Latoya Ware, Leon Ware, and Freddy Ware. A host of cousins and friends at Terry Elementary and church family from Silver City Church Of Christ. He never met a stranger.
Visitation: March 16, 2018, 6-7 p.m. at Levy Church Of Christ, 5124 Camp Robinson Rd., North Little Rock. Homegoing celebration March 17, 2018, 11 a.m. at Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church, 1723 Schaer 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.”
–––––❖––––– WILLIAM EARLY “EARL” ENIS JR., age 55, of Sherwood, Ark. passed away
11, 2018. Earl was born in Clarksdale,
Miss. and graduated from Clarksdale High
School in 1980.
Earl enjoyed fishing, golf,
MSU Bulldogs and the Green Bay Packers.
Earl is survived by his parents, William Early “Bill” Enis, Sr. of Brandon, Miss.; Loda J. Maynor of Clarksdale, Miss.; his soul mate of 29 years, Tracye Enis; his sister, Anne Ceranti (James) of Greenville, Miss.; his children, Melanie Parker, (Matt), William Early “Trey” Enis III, (Sara), Ashlea Lee (John), Jami Gordon, and Scott Gordon; and his grandchildren, Mackenzie, Sloane, Ellie, Aikman, Hannah, Ethan and Isabell.
Services will be held at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills in North Little Rock, Ark. on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. and services begin at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Ronald McDonald House. An online guestbook is available at www.griffinleggettresthills.com.
–––––❖––––– CHARLES EDWARD FORD, 68, of Little Rock, Ark., departed this life March 11, 2018. Preceded in death by: father, Bloomer Ford Sr; sisters, Delores Ford and Gwendolyn Stokes; and brother, Glen Ford. Charles completed his education at Gary Job Corps Center in San Marcos, Texas. Charles served in the Marine Corps.
Charles leaves to cherish memories with mother, Marie Ford; siblings, Bloomer Ford Jr. Bobby Ford,
Mary Ford, Pamela Crew; and a host of family and friends.
Friday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Robinson Mortuary-Little
Rock. Graveside: Friday, 10 a.m. at Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery, 1501 W. Maryland Ave., Sherwood, Ark. 72120. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Little Rock, Ark. (501) 371-0111. “Service You Can Trust.”
–––––❖––––– ROBERT “ROBBY” BYRON HOLDERFIELD, 53, of Jacksonville passed away Saturday,
March 10, 2018.
He was born December 19, 1964 to Howard and
Lola (Mize) Holderfield. Robby earned a Masters in Physical Therapy from
He is survived by his mother; son, Clayton Holderfield; brother, Terry Holderfield; and nephews, Eric and Ryan Holderfield. He was preceded in death by his father; his sister, Tracy Diane; and brother in law, Paul Garner, all of whom he loved dearly.
A Celebration of His Life will be held 10 a.m. Thursday March 15, 2018, at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main Street. Online obituary at www. SmithFamilyCares.com.
–––––❖––––– ETHELENE KERSTEN, 86, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away Monday, March
12, 2018. She was born March
15, 1931 in Conway County, Arkansas to Ernest and Ava Roper
Harvill. She attended and graduated from
School where she met her future husband doing carpentry at the school. They married in June 1949 and moved to California where they lived for two years. They returned to Arkansas where they raised their children at 1601 West 15th St., North Little Rock, near Vestal Ballpark.
She was a devout Catholic, attending St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Ethelene retired from the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, but her most important role was as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was an accomplished seamstress, even making wedding gowns for her daughters and quilts for every family member. She enjoyed working in her flower beds, fishing and crossword puzzles. She and her husband enjoyed dancing throughout their marriage. Her smile lit up a room, even after diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph B. Kersten; siblings, Elouise Brashears and Louise Brock and her son-in-law, Patrick Doolittle. Ethelene is survived by her children, Linda Kersten Doolittle (Patrick-deceased), Robert Kersten (Wanda), Randy Kersten (Becky), Sheryall Kersten Paris of Weimar, Texas; siblings, Wanda Sue Witcher, Betty Morrison and William Harvill; grandchildren, Timothy Doolittle (Heather), Christopher Doolittle (Heidi), Jason Kersten, Monica McGehee (Chris), April Kersten Torres (Arturo), Jacob Kersten (Heather), Michael Kersten, Alan Pledger (Sarah), Crystal Brown (Mike); 20 great-grandchildren, multiple nieces and nephews and extended family.
We would like to thank all the staff of Clarity Pointe Memory Care Assisted Living Neighborhood, especially JoAnne and Janice, who cared for her like a family member.
A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2018 followed by a rosary at 7 p.m., at Smith – North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will be in Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. Online obituary at www. SmithFamilyCares.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arkansas Alzheimer’s Association.
–––––❖––––– ROBERT D. LEXING, 85 of North Little Rock departed this life, Saturday, March
He is survived by one sister,
Laurel D. Hooks, nephews and nieces, James Williams, James
Pruitt, Jr., Robert Earl Pruitt,
Sr., Donald Ray
Lewis, Sr., Tony
(Gail) Bell, Rev. Billy Earl Artis (Monica), Debra K. (Fred) Robertson, Janet (Darryl) Essix, Sheila Campbell (Lawrence) Jackson, Tim (Rosalyn) Pruitt, Stephanie Thomas, Edwin (Juanita) Pruitt Sr., Lisa Martin, God-children, Tonjua’ Miles-Walker, Sonja Baylark, Carmen Pruitt, Stephen Dicus, Sgt. Derek Anderson, Alisa Anderson, Allen Anderson, Brenda Dicus, Cyntonio Dicus, Madison Anderson, Elizabeth Anderson, Carmen Anderson, great-nieces, and great-nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral, 11 a.m., Monday, March 19, 2018, St. Augustine Catholic Church, Second and Smothers Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114, Family Hour, 6-7 p.m., Sunday, March 18, 2018, Hubble Memorial Chapel. Interment: 1 p.m., Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, where he will buried with full military honors. Funeral services entrusted to Hubble Funeral Home, 501374-3134. “Serving you with professional care since 1900”, www. hubblefuneralhome.co.
–––––❖––––– TERRY DEWAYNE McCLENDON, 54, of Jacksonville, Ark., departed this life
He was preceded in death by: his parents,
James O. McClendon and
Lelia Mae Jackson and siblings
Otis Jackson and Pearline McClendon.
He leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Donna McClendon; children: Starlah Hayes, Jennifer York, and Terry McClendon Jr., siblings: Norma Kay McClendon, Patrica Walters, Dianne Tate, James McClendon, and Peggy Jackson, five grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Memorial: Friday, 11 a.m. at Robinson Mortuary, Little Rock. Funeral: Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201 Dr. MLK Jr. Drive, Little Rock, Ark. (501) 371-0111. “Service You Can Trust.”
–––––❖––––– CURTIS LERON MORGAN, 47, of Little Rock, Ark., departed this life March
10, 2018. He was preceded in death by: father, Alfonso Thurman.
Curtis leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Jackglin Maria Morgan; children, Leron Morgan, Curnisha Richards, Lakia Morgan, Josh Morgan, Andrea Davis, DaNisha Davis, and Tyler A. Morgan; mother, Joyce Thurman; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation: Friday, noon-6 p.m. Funeral: Saturday, 2 p.m. both at Robinson Mortuary Chapel, Little Rock. Pastor James Hayes, officiating. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Little Rock, Ark. (501) 371-0111. “Service You Can Trust.”
–––––❖––––– BENNIE MOSES JR., 97, of Little Rock departed this life on Tuesday, March 6,
He is survived by two sons, Donald
Moses Sr., Michael Moses, two daughters,
Althea Moses, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services, 10 a.m., Friday, March 16, 2018, Wesley United Methodist Church, 1109 South State Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72202, Family Hour 6-7 p.m., Thursday, at the church. Interment: noon, Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery where he will be buried with Full Military Honors.
Funeral Services entrusted to Hubble Funeral Home (501) 3743134. “Serving you with professional care since 1900”, www. hubblefuneralhome.co.
JEAN “JEANGIRL” COLLETTE NICHOLS, 53, of Little Rock, went to be with the
Lord on Thursday, March 8,
2018. She was a
1982 graduate of Parkview High
School in Little
Jean graduated from Philander
Smith College with a B.S. in Psychology. After graduation, she began working for the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS). After a stint with DHS, Jean began a lengthy career at the Arkansas State Police Child Abuse Hotline. She was later employed with the Arkansas Democrat Gazette until her untimely demise. Jean accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church.
Jean was preceded in death by her son, Jaime Nichols, mother, Sylvia A. Nichols and sister, Karita “Sisi” Evelyn Nichols. Her presence will be missed by her father, James Nichols; brothers, Victor, James (Valarie) Nichols of Little Rock, Greg (Sandra) Nichols of Sherwood, and Vance (Susan) Nichols of Springdale; sisters, Jasyl Nichols of Little Rock, and Karisa “Mimi” (Derrick) Allmon of Maumelle; grandmother, Elizabeth Nichols of Flint, Michigan; godmother, Mrs. Lillian Springer of Little Rock, and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Jean’s life will be held Thursday, March 15, 6 p.m. with viewing at 5 p.m. at Mercy Seat Missionary Baptist Church, 8715 Oman Road in Little Rock. Burial will be Friday morning, March 16 at 10 a.m. at Elmlawn Cemetery. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Little Rock (501) 371-0111. “A Service You Can Trust.”
––––– ––––– MARSHA CAROLYN PATE, 68, of Little Rock, died on March 7, 2018. The family will receive friends on March 14, 2018, at Vilonia Funeral Home Chapel from 5-7 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 12 noon, March 15, 2018, at Romance Cemetery. Leave condolences at www.viloniafuneralhome.com.
–––––❖––––– MARY ANGELA TILFORD, 71, of Maumelle, Arkansas, went to be with our Lord on
March 10, 2018.
She was born
August 11, 1946, in North Little
Rock, Arkansas, to the late
Irma and Fred
Staley Sr. Mary was full of life and sass, she loved spending time with her family but loved her grandbabies most of all. She also loved the outdoors, gardening, fishing, and her beloved cat Maggie.
Mary is survived by her four daughters: Trudy Smith, Kelly May and husband William, Tracie Johnston, Melanie Shaw and husband Matthew; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; her brother, Fred Staley Jr. and wife Carolyn; and a host of family and friends.
In lieu of flowers her family has asked for donations to be made to “The Van”. Her family will hold a celebration of her life on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Lake Willastein Park in Maumelle. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Her online guestbook is available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com.
–––––❖––––– WILLIAM EUGENE TRANTHAM, age 88, of Little Rock, passed away on Sunday, March 11,
2018. He was born on August
6, 1929, in Elkland, Missouri, the son of
Harvey Wilson Trantham and
Lola Jane Minor Trantham. On
June 7, 1959, he was married to Patsy Ann Starr Trantham who preceded him in death. William proudly served his country in the armed forces and was a Korean War Veteran.
He received his PhD from Northwestern University in June of 1966. Dr. T, as his students called him, began his career at Ouachita Baptist University in 1960 and retired in May 1994. At that time, he was named Professor Emeritus of Music by OBU. He also taught at Southwest Baptist University of Bolivar, Missouri.
He served as a Professor of Music, was the first Dean of the School of Music at OBU when it was established in 1968 and served as Chairman of the Applied Music Department within the OBU School of Music. Dr. Trantham was involved with, and a member of many organizations, including: Mu Omicron chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Honorary Music Fraternity, College Music Society, Music Teachers National Association, Federated Music Clubs, American Musicological Society, and the American Guild of Organists and Epsilon Delta Chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda. In 2016, Dr. Trantham was honored as a Distinguished Member Friend of the Arts by Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity Hot Springs Alumnae Chapter.
Dr. Trantham served as Organist and as Organist/Choir Director for many churches throughout his career. He served as Organist/Choir Director for Westminster Presbyterian Church in Hot Springs for over 23 years before retiring from that position.
Dr. T was loved and respected by so many people. His love of music and teaching affected many. Even in his last years, he was able to play hymns, which people hummed and sang to with smiles on their faces.
Dr. Trantham is survived by his daughter and son-inlaw, Rachel King and husband Charles; granddaughter, Lindsay Harris and husband David; great-grandson, Jacob Hooper; granddaughter, Nicole Jackson; son, Gene Trantham and wife Nancy; grandsons, Daniel and Evan Trantham; and beloved niece, Beverly Jones.
The family wishes to thank the many who visited Dr. T and who sent cards and letters.
A special thanks is extended to Baptist Hospice for their team’s loving care. Words cannot thank the staff of Parkway Village Health Center for the love and care that they provided to Dr. T in the last year of his life.
In lieu of flowers and other customary condolences, memorials can be made to the OBU Music Department, 410 Ouachita Street, Box 3754, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71998.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2018, both at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Hot Springs. Burial will follow services at Crestview Memorial Park. Reverend Chip Hatcher and Reverend Tom Ulrich will be officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs. To express condolences and sign the online guestbook, visit www.davissmith.com.
–––––❖––––– WILLIAM LLOYD WAYNE, 73, of Little Rock was born January 18, 1945, in
Scott, Arkansas, to the late Lee and Cenora Eaton Wayne and passed away on Thursday,
March 8th, 2018.
He is survived by his ex-wife and companion, Sue
Wayne and his children Isaac Wayne Sr. (Obreona) and Keisha Wayne both of Hensley; also his step-children, Lakeisha Barnum of North Little Rock, Elisha Barnum of Maumelle and Cynthia Pryor (Marlon) of North Little Rock. Other survivors include his siblings, Earnestine Pettus and Charles Wayne both of Little Rock and Adam Wayne (Martha) of Compton, California; and his grandchildren Iyces Wayne, Isaac Wayne Jr., Iyona Wayne, Ashlin Pavon; and step-grandchildren, Justin Fudge, Cameron Connors, Madison Barnum and Sydni Barnum.
He is also survived by his first wife, Bertha Wayne of Hensley and a sister-in-law, Rosa Wayne of Compton, California; and a host of extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Archie Wayne, Jonathan Wayne, Leon Wayne, Mary Booth, Jewelene White, Odie Wilson and Dorissine Taylor.
Mr. Wayne enjoyed spending time with his family and friends as well as talking on the phone with friends and family. He also enjoyed watching western movies.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home, 5800 West 12th Street, in Little Rock. Please visit www.griffinleggetthealeyroth.com for the online tribute and guest book.
–––––❖––––– OLEVIA WHITE, 92, of Little Rock transitioned March 12, 2018. Survived by children: Betty White Brown (Curtis), Robert White (Evelyn), Marilyn Dixon and Sherman Wilson (Lasheika). Sister, Mae Bertha Means. Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2018, 11 a.m., Gunn Funeral Home. Services entrusted to Gunn Funeral Home, 4323 W. 29th, Little Rock, Ark. 72204.