Theodore Paul Kelm, 75, of Morrilton, died Tuesday, Aug. 15,
He was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Wichita Falls, Texas, a son of
Joseph Franklin Kelm and Agnes Belote Williams. Mr. Kelm was a World War
II Navy veteran and was retired from Otis Elevator Co. He was a Mason and
was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Reese Kelm; two sons,
Michael Paul Kelm of Shiro, Texas, and Charles Earl Kelm of Perryville;
one daughter, Nikki Joyce Hadley of League City, Texas; six grandchildren,
and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was 10 a.m. Friday at Elmwood Cemetery with
Bro. Sonny Stone officiating.
Pallbearers were Bill Lampkin, Forrest Griswood, Harold Thomey,
Roger Young, Leon Martin, Otto Lienhart, James Ward, and Bruce Hawkins.
Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Donnie Alvis Delong, 51, of Morrilton, died Friday, Aug. 18,
He was born July 19, 1949, in Center Ridge, a son of Alvis Leroy
Delong and Ellen Faye Brown Delong. Mr. Delong was in the National Guard
and was a transport driver for Hagans Dodge.
Survivors include his wife, Rosie Settlemire Delong; two sons,
David Anthony Delong and Carroll Delong, both of Bryant; six daughters,
Donna Peters of Oklahoma, Cheryl Smith of Bryant, Tina Buckner of Des Arc,
and Vicki Hodge, Robin Cloninger, and Latisha Holcomb, all of Morrilton;
two sisters, Joyce Brockway of Center Ridge and Teresa Anderson of Wichita,
Kan., and five grandchildren.
Graveside service was 2 p.m. Monday at Lanty Cemetery with the
Rev. Ester Bass officiating. Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home of
Cecil Leroy Johnson, age 82, of Morrilton, died Friday, August
He was born August 10, 1918, in Center Ridge, Arkansas, a son
of Vasco Johnson and Ethel Rainey Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a member of
the Harding Street Church of Christ and worked for the Morrilton Street
Survivors include his wife, Clara Belle Williams Johnson; stepson,
Drew Kissire of Montrose, Colorado; two daughters, Martha Widner of Cleveland,
Arkansas, and Margaret Earnhart of Missouri; one sister, Myrtle O’Brien
of Morrilton; 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Callie Mae Johnson;
one daughter, Mary Hogue; one brother, and five sisters.
Funeral services were 10 a.m., Monday, August 21, at the Harris
Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Charles Bane officiating. Burial was at Grandview
Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were Jody Sams, David Bartlett, Andrew Williams,
Tom Nelson, Ed Hart, and Steve Earnhart.
Peggy C. Sharp, 64, of Yellville died Tuesday, August 22, 2000.
She was born Dec. 15, 1935, in Oppelo, a daughter of Ervin and
Juanita Rudkin. She was a member of the Yellville First Baptist Church,
Christian Women Society, Yellville First Baptist Heart-to-Heart Organization,
Sunday School teacher, and LifeLine Baptist Church in Mabelvale.
Survivors include her husband, R.J. “Bob” Sharp; one son, Michael
A. “Tony” Sharp, of Fontana, Calif.; one daughter, Robyn Archey, of Yellville;
three brothers, Bill Rudkin of Mabelvale, Bryon Rudkin of Brazoria, Texas,
and Randy Rudkin of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Yellville First
Baptist Church by the Rev. Bill Philliben and the Rev. Tim Cypert. Burial
will be at Layton Cemetery by Burns Funeral Home, Inc.
Pallbearers will be Jake Sharp, Chris Kruse, Jeff Kruse, Derek
Rudkin, Chris Rudkin, and Greg Rudkin. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony
Sharp, Steve Archey, and David Jones. Memorials may be made to Yellville
First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 466, Yellville, Ark. 72687, or the American
Visitation will be tonight (Wednesday), 6 to 8 p.m. at Burns
Funeral Home in Yellville.
William “Ben” Cooksey, 77, of Morrilton, died Thursday, Aug.
Born on March 5, 1923, in Atkins, he was the son of Enoch Cooksey
and Bessie Laycook Cook-sey. He was a member of the Downtown Church of
Christ and a World War II Army veteran. He was retired from Crompton Mills
and a retired school bus driver, having worked for 15 years for the South
Conway County School District.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Stroud Cooksey; three sons,
Randall Cooksey of Atkins, Joe Cooksey of Conway, and Terry Cooksey of
Morrilton; three sisters, Brownie Randizzo of North Andover, Mass., Lorene
Nottoli of Chicago, and Jewell Railey of Little Rock; two brothers, Bervin
Cooksey and Albert Ray Cooksey, both of Atkins; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday at the Downtown Church
of Christ with Mickey Burleson and Craig Shackleford officiating. Burial
was in Elmwood Cemetery by Bob Neal and Sons Morrilton Funeral Service.
Otis Donald “Don” Golden, 50, of Perry, died Thursday, August
17, 2000. He was an Air Force veteran, a charter member of the Corner-stone
Baptist Church and was employed by Sheridan Hardware.
He was born on June 3, 1950, in Fordyce, a son of Otis Golden
and Cora Louise Dean Golden.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela Pevey Golden; two sons, Eric
Golden of Tucson, Ariz., and Allen Casteel of Sheridan; one daughter, Stephanie
Casteel of Sheridan; one brother, Dearl Golden of Mabelvale; one sister,
Sherry Matthews of Phoeniz, Ariz.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, 10 a.m., at the Cornerstone Baptist
Church in Morrilton. Burial was in Orion Cemetery in Sheridan. Service
and arrangements were by Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home, Morrilton.
Edmond Leon Eddy, 25, of Oppelo died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000.
He was born in Little Rock on March 1, 1975, to Alvin and Edna Wood Eddy.
He worked as a foreman for Old Piney Builders in Morrilton.
Survivors include two sons, Brandon Eddy and Jacob Eddy of Oppelo;
parents, Alvin and Edna Eddy of Oppelo; three brothers, Franklin Eddy of
Oppelo, James Grimes of Perry, and Alvin Eddy Jr. of Camden, Tenn., and
one sister, Wanda Gunther of New Dixie.
Graveside service will be 9 a.m. Thursday at Harper Cemetery
in Perryville. Service and arrangements are by Bob Neal and Sons Funeral
Ronnie Cleo Hilburn, age 56, of Morrilton, Arkansas, died Sunday,
August 20, 2000.
He was born December 17, 1943, in Perryville, Arkansas, a son
of Ernest Hilburn and Ethel Munn Hilburn. Mr. Hilburn was an Army Vietnam
veteran and worked for Klaasmeyer Construction.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Bradley Hilburn; daughter,
Rhonda Hilburn of Morrilton; brother, Arthur “Art” Hilburn of Plumerville,
and grandson, Nicholas Hilburn of Morrilton.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 22, at the Harris
Chapel with Bro. Stanley Wallace officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery
by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were Paul Hudspeth, Roger Rhoads, Charles Hall,
Eddie Waterman, Thomas Eoff, and David Burgin. Honorary pallbearers were
Stan Joyner, Gene Klaasmeyer, Kenneth Rhoades, and Ray Lee McKown.
Randall Howell Butler, 50, of Lake Bluff, Ill., formerly of
Arkansas, died August 17, 2000.
He was born Jan. 7, 1950, in Morrilton, a son of R.H. “Sloke”
and Marie Howell Butler. He was executive director of sales operations
for Searle Pharmaceuticals/Phar-macia. He was president of the Sigma Alpha
Epsilon Fraternity at the University of Arkansas in 1970. Mr. Butler served
on the Board of Directors on River-fest, Inc., Little Rock, was a sponsor
of Ducks Unlimited, and editor of the Arkansas Traveler magazine.
Other than his mother, survivors include his wife, Linda Howell
Koehler Butler; three daughters, Jennifer Butler Milwee of Philadelphia,
Pa., Shannon Elizabeth Butler of Washington, D.C., and Marian Marie Koehler
of Lake Bluff, Ill.; a son-in-law, John Milwee of Philadelphia, Pa., and
one sister, Brenda Kay Butler Harrison of Morrilton.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 19,
2000, at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 400 E. Westminster, Lake Forest,
Ill. A second memorial service was held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000,
at the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 17th and Spring, Little Rock, Ark.
A memorial visitation was held Monday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Osam, 50 Chenal Circle, Little Rock.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local
chapter of Ducks Unlimited or American Cancer Society or to the Randall
H. Butler Scholarship Fund of Morrilton High School, c/o Ben Caruth, Trustee,
Regions Bank of Morrilton, P.O. Box 320, Morrilton, Ark. 72110.
Rev. Willis Brothers
The Rev. Willis Brothers, age 78, of Houston, Arkansas, pastor
of Ada Valley Com-munity Church went to be with the Lord on Mon-day, August
He pastored at Houston Assembly of God for 14 years as well
as Union Assembly of God in Paris, White Oak Assembly of God in Bearden,
Dumas First Assembly of God, Star City First Assembly of God, Bauxite First
Assembly of God, and Oak Grove Assembly of God in Urbana. He has been in
full- time ministry for 51 years.
Bro. Willis is survived by his loving wife, Mildred, of 58 years.
He is also survived by three sons, Douglas Brothers of Houston, Donnie
Brothers (Beverly) of Conway, Dalton Brothers (Susanne) of Bryant, and
one daughter, Delores Cain of Houston. He was blessed with nine grandchildren
and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Florie Pyles
He has touched many lives during his long ministry and
is now receiving his heavenly rewards.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. today (Wednesday), August
23, at Houston Assembly of God with Bro. Buddy Wroten, Bro. Don Borland,
Bro. Floyd Williams, Bro. Stan Wallace, Bro. Clay Stubbs, and Bro. John
Chapman officiating. Graveside service will
be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 24, at Monroe Cemetery in Harvey, Arkansas.
Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers will be Buford Gipson, Dewayne Williams, Bobby Lawson,
Bill Hill, Harold Simmons, and Dale Birdwell. Honorary pallbearers will
be Oliver Lawson and Guy Paul Vaught.
Stanford Sweeden Austin, 81, of Atkins died on Saturday, Oct.
He was born in Atkins, a son of Meritt Young and Betty Sweeden
Austin. He was a former city councilman, president of Atkins Riding Club,
a 32nd degree Mason, Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of Bell’s
Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Don Austin and Roger Andrews Austin,
both of Atkins; three sisters, Billie Murdoch of Duncan, Okla., Bessie
Collins of Talihina, Okla., and Betty Ann Copeland of Palestine, Texas;
four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday at Lemley Funeral Home
by the Rev. David Bishop. Burial was at Atkins City Cemetery. Pallbearers
were Jerry Don Barrett, Jim Wright, Jim McGee, Willie Harvill, Mitch Casto,
and Jimmy Casto. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Austin, Terry Ewell,
Tim Younger, “Red” Kimberlin, Ted Sweeden, Elmo Bizzell, Gerald Davis,
Danny May, and members of the Atkins Masonic Lodge.
Memorials may be made to the Bell’s Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o
Thomas Willcutt, 1908 W. Main, Atkins, Ark. 72823.
Clara Batson Greer, 86, of Oxford died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000.
She was born Feb. 4, 1914, in Morrilton, a daughter of Robert
and Ada Williams Baston. Mrs. Greer was the widow of Harmon Greer and a
member of the Oxford Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons, Bill W. Greer of Horseshoe Bend
and Robert G. Greer of Keller, Texas; three daughters, Katherine Byers
of Colona, Ill., Midge Peterson of Parchman, Miss., and Janet Holt of Oxford;
one sister, Rheba Cates of Little Rock; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren,
and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Harris
Chapel with Mr. Mickey Burleson officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery
by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers will be Steven Estabrook, Harvey Bufford, C.W. “Dub”
Williams, Gregg Williams, David Williams, and Wayne Jones.
Dr. Rocco DeSalvo
Dr. Rocco Joseph DeSalvo, 96, of Waskom, Texas, died Monday,
Oct. 9, 2000.
He was born Nov. 11, 1903, in Center Ridge, a son of Luke and
Beatrice DeSalvo. He was the widower of Josephine Burks and Cecelia Ferricher.
He retired from the Amarillo, Texas, Independent School District as teacher
and administrator. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, life
member of the Elks Lodge No. 923, member of the Moose Lodge No. 2239 in
Shreveport, La., member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1422 fourth-degree
in Mar-shall, life member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association, and
life member of the Texas School Food Service Association.
Survivors include one daughter, Beatrice Oliver of Waskom, Texas;
one grandson, and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial service was Oct. 12 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church
with the Rev. Joe Kurian officiating, along with the Knights of Colum-bus
of Marshall. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 14 at St.
Joseph Catholic Church in Center Ridge. Local arrangements were by Sullivan
Funeral Home of Marshall, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Youth
Scholarship Fund at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Waskom, Texas.
Lee A. Edwards, 63, of Conway died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000.
He was born Nov. 22, 1936, in Conway, a son of George Thomp-son
and Odessa Arnold Edwards. He was a retired nurse and Air Force veteran.
He attended Zion Temple Church of God in Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Emmer Jean Clemons Edwards; one
son, Lee Edwards Jr. of Conway; three daughters, Carolyn Anderson of Rockhill,
S.C., Barbara Trezvant and Regina Acklin, both of Con-way; one brother,
Larry Blakley of Conway, and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Temple Church
of God in Christ by Elder Frank Anderson Jr. Burial will be at Robinson
Cemetery by Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, Morrilton.
Family visitation is 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at Acklin Funeral Home.
U.V. “Pete” Housley, 79, of Atkins died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000.
He was born Sept. 12, 1921, in Belleville, the son of Willie
and Clara Rector Housley. He was raised by Mr. and Mrs. G.L. Rector. He
was retired from Morton Frozen Foods. He was a Navy veteran. Mr. Housley
attended Friendship Primitive Baptist Church at Scranton, and was a member
of the Atkins Lodge No. 172, the Hector Lodge No. 497, a 32nd Degree Mason,
Royal Arch, past Master at Atkins, and past Worthy Patron of Atkins Chapter
No. 512 of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include his wife, Reva Bowden Housley; two sons, William
Housley of DeKalb, Miss., and James E. Housley of Hector; one daughter,
Patsy Duvall of Atkins; six granchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are today (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. at Lemley
Funeral Chapel in Atkins by Elder H.D. Fulmer. Burial will be at Atkins
City Cemetery with Masonic Rites.
Pallbearers will be Roger Owen, Gary Turner, Don Ezell, Dale
Mallett, Ray Owen, and Ragon Strawn. Honorary pallbearers will be Burl
Trigg, Marvin Spicer and Tom Wald.
Memorials may be made to Friendship Primitive Baptist Church,
c/o Marvin Spicer, 3018 Crossroad N., Scranton, Ark. 72863.
Goldia Campbell, 76, of Casa died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000.
A daughter of the late Ed and Ollie Cline Rainey, she was born
June 26, 1924, in Perry County. She was the widow of Odell Campbell.
Survivors include a son, Melvin Campbell of Casa; two daughters,
Odean Hepp and Verna Mackey, both of Russellville; one brother, Edward
Rainey of Pine Bluff; seven sisters, Marilyn Gillam and Alma Lou Dorsey
of Perryville, Alice Moreland of Flint, Mich., Edna Eason of Illinois,
Marge Norman of Jacksonville, Norma Klamm of Perry, and Nina Sue West of
Rose Creek; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Shinn Chapel
with Jackie Townsell and Rickey Robin-son officiating. Burial will be in
the Aunt Dilly Cemetery near Casa, under the direction of Shinn Funeral
Active pallbearers will be Melvin Campbell, Rickey Mackey, Jamie
Hepp, Jacky Hepp, Jimmy Hepp, Jerry Fitch, and John Fitch.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight (Wednesday)
at the funeral home in Russellville.
George W. English, 80, of Benton died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000.
He was born June 6, 1929, in Morrilton, a son of Alice Faye
Black and Ed English. He was a member of Hickory Hill Baptist Church and
an Army veteran of World War II. He retired from Oliver Farm Equipment,
Studebaker Automotive Division and Dodge Manufacturing Co. He was a business
owner. After retirement, he returned to Morrilton and was employed by Green
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Gunnels English; one daughter,
Blanche A. Reed of Olathe, Kan.; two sons, George W. English Jr. and Raymond
E. English Sr., both of Morrilton; two stepsons, Ralph Walton of Phoenix,
Ariz., and Anthony Walton of Los Angeles, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Sharon
Jackson of Little Rock; 12 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Hickory
Hill Baptist Church by the Rev. Al Gill. Burial will be at Hickory Hill
Cemetery by Wilson and Jarrett Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Michael Cobin, Anthony Walton, Robert Perry,
Johnnie Rainey, Johnnie Carolina, and Larry Boone. Honorary pallbearers
will be E.C. Vaughn, Zelemo Jesse, Jack Reed, Alford Carouther, Isaiah
Jesse, and Elihue Stewart.
Howard Paul Jr.
Howard Monroe Paul Jr., 52, of Perryville died Monday, Oct.
He was born Aug. 23, 1948, in Perryville, a son of Howard Monroe
Paul Sr. and Dollie Rankin Paul. Mr. Paul was a real estate appraiser,
a former Perry County tax assessor, and former owner of Paul’s Market.
He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 238 in Perryville, a salesman
for Farmer’s Fire Insurance Company, and a member of the Perryville First
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Parish Paul; three daughters,
Tricia Dick of Springdale, April Paul of Memphis, Tenn., and Brittany Paul
of the home; four sisters, Jackie Myers and Jeanette McClenning, both of
Perryville, Janice Williams of Little Rock, and Nancy Bakersmith of Centerville,
Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Perryville
Cemetery by the Rev. Horace Gray. Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home
The family will receive friends tonight (Wednesday) from 6 to
7 at the funeral home in Perryville.
Willie Clemons Jr.
Willie Clemons Jr., 52, of Lawrence, Kan., died Saturday, Oct.
14, 2000, from injuries in a car accident in Lawrence.
He was born Jan. 6, 1948, in Morrilton, the son of Willie and
Louise Barnes Clemons Sr. He was a construction worker and a custodial
specialist for the University of Kansas.
Survivors include a daughter, Janie Clemons of Morrilton; five
sons, Richie Clemons, Eric Clemons and Reggie Clemons, all of Morrilton,
Joe Clemons and Danny Clemons, both of Lawrence, Kan.; four brothers, Charles
Clemons of Kansas City, Mo., Jackie Trezvant of Little Rock, Michael Trezvant
of California, and Vess Clemons of Wichita; three sisters, Nelda Craig
of California, Etta Coleman of Morrilton, and Linda of Little Rock; and
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Warren-McElwain
Mortuary. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Mount Zion
Cemetery in Morrilton.
Nancy Kathleen “Kathy” Leach, 51, of Greenbrier, died Friday,
Oct. 6, 2000.
Survivors include her husband Tim Leach, formerly of Adona;
one son, Jon Casey; two stepsons, Robert and Jason Leach, both of Adona;
her mother, Joan Hall of Greenbrier, and two sisters.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at Spring Hill Baptist
Church, where she was a member, with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation
was held Monday night at the funeral home. Arrangements were by Roller-McNutt
Funeral Home of Conway.
Doc Burgess Foshee, age 87, of Morrilton died Monday, Oct. 16,
He was born December 13, 1912, in Knoxville, Arkansas, a son
of Sam Foshee and Rintha Breedlove Foshee. Mr. Foshee was a retired bus
driver for Conway County School District and a member of Morrilton Downtown
Church of Christ.
Survivors include his son, Doyle Foshee of Atkins; his daugher-in-law,
Mandy Foshee of Atkins; one brother, Ray-mond Foshee of Pottsville; one
sister, Pauline Carter of Califor-nia; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren,
and special friend, Hazel Nation. He was preceded in death by his first
wife, Ruby Hazel Foshee, his second wife, Ola Foshee, and a son, Lester
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, October 19, at Harris
Chapel with Mr. Mickey Burleson officiating. Burial will be at Atkins City
Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
The family will receive friends tonight (Wednesday), October
18, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.
Gertie Christy, 94, of Houston died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000.
She was born July 4, 1906, in Oklahoma, a daughter of J.F. Taylor
and Ada Alexander Taylor. Mrs. Christy was a member of the Antioch Baptist
Survivors include her sister, Connie Pickens of Lockesburg;
and two grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Antioch Cemetery
by Harris Funeral Home of Perryville.
Morene Floyd Robb, 87, of Morrilton died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000.
She was born Aug. 8, 1913, in Jonesboro, a daughter of George
Cleveland Floyd and Mary Etta Isom Floyd. Mrs. Robb was the widow of Peyton
Robb, a member of the Morrilton First Baptist Church, and member of the
Survivors include one daughter, Anna Sue Dammon of Hattiesburg,
Miss.; one sister, Autra Tunnell of Arlington, Va., and three grandsons.
Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Morrilton
First Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Brown officiating. Burial will be at
Elmwood Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
The family will receive friends tonight (Wednesday) from 7-8
at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Nether-ton, Olen Ray Fullerton, Tony
Clark, Jeff Clark, Chris Clark, and Bob Allison.
Michael Shane Johnson, 14, of Bigelow died Monday, Oct. 16,
He was born March 20, 1986, in Little Rock, a son of Donald
John-son and Michelle Cannon Johnson. Michael was a student at Bigelow
Junior High School and a member of Bigelow Baptist Church.
Survivors include his parents, Donald and Michelle Johnson of
Bigelow; two sisters, Christiana Marie Johnson and Amanda Lear Johnson,
both of the home; paternal grandparents, Donald M. Johnson Sr., and Sheryl
Johnson of Bigelow; maternal grandparents, Billy Cannon of Per-ryville
and Donna Cannon of Bige-low; paternal great-grandparents, Wayne Raborn
and Ann Raborn of Sherman, Texas; and maternal great-grandparents, Wanda
Darter of Bigelow and Bob Cannon of Perryville.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the John Jordan Center
in Bigelow with Fred Oaks, James Wilson, and Sam Parker officiating. Burial
at Volman Cemetery by Har-ris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers will be Nick Frey, Joe Darter, Chad Carden, Chris
Staub, Chris Allison, and Joey Zulpo. Honorary pallbearers will be the
Bigelow Junior High School football team.
The family will receive friends Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6:30-7:30
p.m. at the funeral home in Morrilton.
Hazel Alene Marcum, 78, of Ola died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001.
She was born April 7, 1922, in Plainview, to B.A. and Ola Breashears
Leach. She retired from teaching school after 42 years in the Ola, Plainview,
and Birta school districts, where she taught fourth- grade. She was a member
of the Delta Kappa Gamma, the Retired Teacher’s Association of Yell County
and a member of the Ola First Baptist Church, where she was the pianist.
She was the widow of J.W. Marcum.
Survivors include one daughter, Jan Barnes of Ola; three sisters,
Imogene Bridges of Plainview and Ernestine Barry and Martha Jones, both
of Morrilton, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, 2 p.m., at the Ola First Baptist
Church with the Rev. Rick Balentine officiating. Burial was at Sandlin
Ceme-tery in Ola.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ola First
Baptist Church in memory of Hazel Marcum.
Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville.
Gladys Marie McKinney Owens, 84, of North Little Rock died Thursday,
Jan. 25, 2001.
She was born Nov. 11, 1916, near Batesville, the daughter of
William “Ed” McKinney and Mary Horick McKinney Myers.
She was a graduate of the Baptist State Hospital School of Nursing.
She worked in Morrilton as a school nurse and as a registered nurse at
St. Anthony’s Hospital. She was a nursing supervisor at the Veteran’s Administration
Hospital, where she retired after 21 years of service.
Mrs. Owens was a member of the Park Hill Christian Church. She
was a former member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees
and the Shepard’s Center. She was a volunteer for the Retired and Senior
Volunteer Program of Central Arkansas, Inc.
Survivors include two daughters, Rosemary Brenner of Harrisonburg,
Va., and Julia Kathryn Dennis, of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, Kenneth
W. McKinney of Moran, Texas; one grandson, two stepgranddaughters, three
great-grandsons, and one great-stepgranddaughter.
Funeral services were Monday, 1 p.m., at the Park Hill Christian
Church with the Rev. Miles Cook and Dr. James Farmer officiating. Interment
followed at Rest Hills Memorial Park.
Pallbearers included members of the men’s Sunday School class
of Park Hill Christian Church, Richard Steed and Dwight Steed.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Park Hill Christian
Church in North Little Rock or to your favorite charity.
Addie Young, 90, of Plainview died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001.
A daughter of the late James Tillie and Emma French Morrow,
she was born Nov. 23, 1910, in Cross County. She was the widow of Hugh
Young and a member of the Church of Christ in Aplin.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Young of Plainview and Stanley
Lee Young of Columbia, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren,
and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday at Aplin Church of Christ
with Bob Fallen officiating. Burial was in Nimrod Cemetery at Nimrod by
Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
Pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons.
William Wayne Cook, 82, of Morrilton died Tuesday, Jan. 23,
He was born on April 16, 1918, in Conway County, a son of Birdie
L. and Ellen Brewer Cook. Mr. Cook was the widower of Georgia Jean Taylor
Cook, a retired meat cutter and a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist
Church of Rose City, North Little Rock.
Survivors include two sisters, Sybil Gilmore of Plumerville
and Mary Taylor of Augusta.
Funeral services were Thursday at Rhodes and Son Chapel in Augusta,
with Elder Bill Hall Sr. officiating. Burial was at Augusta Memorial Park
by Rhodes and Son Funeral Home.
Margaret Suzane Long, 68, of Little Rock died Sunday, Jan. 28,
A member of the Church of Christ, Mrs. Long was also a member
of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Daughters of the Nile.
Survivors include her husband, Alfred C. Long Jr.; three sons,
Keith Burris of Morrilton, and Floyd Burris and Lloyd Burris, both of Conway;
two daughters, Karen Dunn of Russellville and Mary Jane Riddling; a sister,
Mary Pratt of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Elmo and Eugene Pratt, both
of Tulsa; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) in the chapel
of Griffin, Leggett, Healey and Roth, 5800 W. 12th St., Little Rock. The
Rev. Wayne E. Pratt will officiate, with burial following in Pinecrest
Mausoleum.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N.
University, Little Rock, Ark. 72207. To sign the on-line guest book, visit
Barbara Byrd Morrison, 52, of Bigelow died Saturday, Jan. 27,
She was born Dec. 1, 1948, in Tennessee, a daughter of Lee and
Margaret Wilkerson Jones. She worked for Spirit Mobile Homes in Conway
and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Jim Morrison; two sons, Michael
Byrd and Shawn Byrd, both of Conway; one stepson, Bo Morrison of Russellville;
one daughter, Kasey Byrd Reed of Bigelow; six brothers, Ray and Tim Jones,
both of Bigelow, Joe Jones of Houston, Richard Jones of Oppelo, Wayne Jones
of Cerrilos, N.M., and Lynn Jones of Lexington, N.C.; three sisters, Nell
Youngman of Russell-ville, Glenda Dempsey of Conway and Marjorie Dixon
of Bigelow, and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today (Wednesday), at Pleasant
Valley General Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial
will be at Oak Grove Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Perryville.
Pallbearers will be Fred Shelby, Charles Stane Jr., James Williams,
Greg Morgan, Alan Morgan, Wayne Evans, Robert Mayo, and Don Akridge. Honorary
pallbearers will be Shannon Jones, Shane Jones, Darrin Dixon, Chad Dixon,
Travis Camp, Keven Jones, Jonathan Dempsey, Jeremy Jones, and Ricky Don
Velva Irene Hawks Jones, 84, of Hollis died Sunday, Jan. 28,
She was born August 18, 1916, in Hollis to William Henton Hawks
and Mary McGhee Hawks.
She was a member of Valley Home Baptist Church and the widow
of Clarence F. Jones.
Survivors include two sons, Gus O’Neal Jones of Aplin and Herbert
Earl Jones of Hollis; one sister, Oda Pruitt of Conway; seven grandchildren,
16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be today (Wednesday) 1 p.m. at Valley
Home Baptist Church in Hollis with burial at Dry Fork Cemetery with Bro.
J.D. Hooper and Bro. Bill Davis officiating.
Pallbearers will be grandsons: Tim Jones, Pat Welch, Jeff Morgan,
Michael West, Brad Jones, and Brad Shipman.
Arrangements are by Griffin Leggett of Conway.
Jacqueline Noel Primm, infant daughter of James and Kathy Primm
of North Little Rock, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001.
Other than her parents, survivors include a sister, Madison
Lourdes, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Primm of Russellville and
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hartman of Morrilton.
Graveside service was 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements
were by North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main, 758-1170.
A memorial fund is set up at Petit Jean Bank in Morrilton in
John R. Glacken, 77, of Morril-ton, formerly of Little Rock,
died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001.
He was born in Kentucky on Dec. 16, 1923. He was an Army veteran
and drove a truck for J.B. Hunt until his retirement.
Survivors include one son, Robert Glacken of Kentucky, and one
Graveside service was Tuesday at National Cemetery. Service
and arrangements were by Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Chester C. Dunn, 76, of Blackwell died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001.
He was born March 27, 1924, in Conway County, the son of William
Clyde and Gertie Polk Dunn. He was a retired farmer and attended Blackwell
Full Gospel Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Trevino Dunn; one son, Billy
Wayne Dunn of Blackwell; three daughters, Mary Virden of Kenwood, Helen
Robinson of Morrilton, and Earlene Black of Ruston, La.; four stepsons,
Victor Trevino of Overcup, Terry Chronister of Orange Grove, Texas, and
Glen and Eddie Ray Chronister, both of Atkins; two stepdaughters, Mary
Ann Hoyt of Oppelo and Kay Roberts of Atkins; three sisters, Ruby Dunn
of Little Rock, Dolly Deal of Morrilton, and Lillie Doll of Nashville,
Tenn.; 22 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lemley Funeral
Chapel, Atkins, by the Rev. R.O. Stark. Burial will be in Atkins Cemetery
by Lemley Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Paul Foshee, Doyle Foshee, Lynn Embry, Roy
Ferguson, Jimmy Deal, and Robert Deal.
Visitation will be 6 to 8:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday).
Lawana Jennings, 65, of Oppelo died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001.
She was born Sept. 2, 1935, in Chickalah, the daughter of Earnest
and Vorene Taylor Waid of Dar-danelle. She was a member of the Oppelo First
Baptist Church, where she was Sunday School secretary and teacher.
Other than her parents, survivors include her husband, Bobby
Jennings; one daughter, Lesa Bieker of Greenwood; two sons, Robert Jennings
of Atkins and Ken Jennings of Bigelow; one brother, Wendell Waid of North
Little Rock; two sisters, Betty Warlick of Pocola, Okla., and Linda Jennen
of Van Buren, and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cornwell Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle,
with the Rev. Gene Tanner, the Rev. Leroy Patterson and the Rev. William
Merritt officiating. Burial will be at Brearley Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Joshua Jennings, Allen Waid, Tommy Waid,
Richard Jennen, Jeff Clark, James Ragsdale, and Jason Gregory. Honorary
Pallbearers will be Charles Jennen, Jim Warlick and Bobby Taylor.
Crossing the Bar
Hettie Poteet was born March 3, 1909, at Grandview in north
Conway County and attended school at Grandview through the sixth-grade.
She moved to Morrilton in 1921 and graduated from Morrilton High School
in 1927, with her class, after skipping her junior year to work. She had
previously earned a teaching certificate by examination at age 14 in 1923
and a first-grade certificate at age 16 in 1925. She attended college during
the summer time and worked as a teacher during the school year. She also
earned extra credit college hours through correspondence courses and extension
off-campus classes. She earned a BSE degree from Arkansas State Teacher’s
College in Conway in 1943, with a major in elementary education and minors
in secondary English and social studies. She received her MSE degree from
the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 1949, with a major in guidance
and counseling and a minor in administration. She did post-graduate studies
at UCA, University of Missiouri and the University of Arkansas, and in
1968 became an educational examiner.
Hettie worked 44 years in education and loved teaching. Her
first teaching assignment was at Sunnyside in 1925. She also taught at
Cleveland and Wonderview and was a counselor at Wonderview, Morrilton,
Cabot, and Russellville.
Hettie was a member of First United Methodist Church of Morrilton,
a member of the United Methodist Women, a member of the Friendly Class,
and the Wesleyan Service Guild. She was the first president and charter
member of the Alpha Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. She was
a charter member and first president of the Conway County Classroom Teachers’
Association. She was a life member of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association,
a charter member and past president of the Conway County Retired Teachers
Association. She was also a life member of the National Retired Teacher’s
Association and the list of organizations that she served and gave her
energy to just keeps on going: the American Association of Retired Persons,
the Lewisburg Extension Homemakers Club, the Petit Jean Garden Club, the
Conway County Hospital Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star, Arkansas School
Counselors Association, Business and Professional Womens Club, PTA, Community
Service Inc., Conway County Historical Society, Friends of the Library,
UCA Alumni Association, U of A Alumni Association –– over 30 different
Her favorite songs were “In The Garden,” “God Be With You Till
We Meet Again,” and “How Great Thou Art.”
Her favorite Scriptures were the 23rd Psalm and Micah 6:8, “He
has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of
you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your
Hettie died at the age of 91 on Wednesday, Janaury 24, 2001.
She is survived by a half brother, Robert Powell, and his wife Francis
of Gravel Ridge, Arkansas; two nieces and two nephews; three generations
of Harwood cousins, and three generations of Poteet nieces and nephews;
and two sisters-in-law, Darlene Poteet of Morrilton and Hazel Poteet of
Hettie was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 40 years,
Custer, whom she married at age 18; her infant son, Ralph Winn Poteet;
and a half sister, Ruby Marie Lovell.
Sunset and evening star, and one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar, when I put out to
But such a tide as moving seems asleep, too full for sound
When that which drew from out the boundless deep turns again
Twilight and evening bell, and after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell, when I embark;
For, though from out our bourne of Time and Place, the flood
may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face, when I have crossed