Michael Darrin Parker, 31, of Brandon, Florida, died Friday,
March 23, 2001.
He was born Oct. 10, 1969, in North Little Rock, Ark., the son
of Howard L. Parker and Loretta Marcrum Parker. He was a member of Bell
Shoals Baptist Church of Brandon, Florida.
Other survivors include one sister, Melisa and her husband,
Stephen Kimbleton and one nephew, Parker Rex Kimbleton, all of Ashburn,
Virginia; his grandmother, Faye Parker of North Little Rock; his uncle
and aunt, Virgil and Diane Marcrum of Republic, Missouri; three cousins,
Cathy Phelps of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Christy Scott of Denver, Colorado,
and Elizabeth Dary of Adrian, Missouri; a very special friend, Candis Killebrew
of Brandon, Florida, and a number of close relatives.
Graveside services were held Monday, April 2, 2001, at Smyers
Cemetery with Bro. Jimmy Corder officiating and members of the family participating.
Burial arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home of Perryville.
Harold Haygood Sr.
Harold Thomas “Corkey” Haygood Sr., 69, of Morrilton died Saturday,
March 31, 2001.
He was of the Methodist faith. He received his BSE from Henderson
State University and a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas.
He was a retired school administrator and former football coach. He was
the son of the late Harold Haygood and Mollie Harkins.
Survivors include his wife, Roberta Haygood; two sons, Harold
Thomas Haygood Jr., of Killeen, Texas, and William Robert Haygood of Arkadelphia;
one daughter, Holly Balducci of Conway; and nine grandchildren.
A graveside service was at Forest Hills Cemetery, 11 a.m. Tuesday
with the Rev. Jim McKay officiating. Burial was by Griffin Leggett Healey
& Roth. To visit the online guestbook, visit www.legacy.com.
William L. Franklin, 52, of Minneapolis, Minn., died Monday,
March 26, 2001.
He was a son of the late Walter M. Franklin and Phena D. Huffman
Survivors include one son, Kevin Franklin of Hot Springs; one
daughter, Karen Malone of Bigelow; one sister, Kathy Hamilton of Russellville;
one brother, Jerry Franklin of Dallas, Texas; and two grandsons.
No services were planned. The body was cremated.
Margaret Jones, 73, of Riverview community died Wednesday, March
She was born in Mabelvale, Dec. 18, 1927, a daughter of Charles
and Adena Turley Lemmer. She was retired from The Log Cabin Democrat and
was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
Survivors include five daughters, Adena Mourot, Rae Walker and
Carolyn Windham, all of Oppelo, Margaret Moore of Scott, and Charlotte
Cagnetti of Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Paul D. Jones of Bigelow; two sisters,
Mary Barber and Betty Jane Webber, both of Little Rock; one brother, Daniel
Lemmer of North Little Rock; 19 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday at Roller McNutt Funeral
Home Chapel by the Rev. Jim McKay. Burial was at Wolf Cemetery in Oppelo.
Pallbearers were Robert Mourot, Charlie Mourot, Joe Walker,
Greg Walker, Jeff Windham, Michael Windham, J.P. Cody, Walter Moore, Dennis
Jones, and Robert Jones.
Letha Lemley, 91, of Morrilton died Tuesday, March 27, 2001.
She was born in Atkins, Aug. 15, 1909, a daughter of Will and
Mattie Hamm Lemley. She was a member of Morrilton Downtown Church of Christ.
There were no immediate survivors.
Funeral services were Thursday, 2 p.m., at Downtown Church of
Christ by Mickey Burleson. Burial was at Atkins Cemetery by Lemley Funeral
Memorials may be made to Morrilton Downtown Church of Christ.
Valare Penzel Medlock Lynch, age 82, of Morrilton died Tuesday,
March 27, 2001.
She was born Feb. 2, 1919, in Scotland, a daughter of Bob and
Luler Thompson Medlock. Mrs. Lynch was the widow of Othel Clint Lynch and
was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Lynde Lynch of Shirley, and Dennie
Lynch of Morrilton; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday at the Harris Funeral Home
Chapel with Bro. Robert Williams officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Grove
Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were Walter Etheridge, Audie Lynch, Ralph Huett,
Danny Story, Danny Bennett, and Robert Summers.
Timothy Jim Daniel Freeman, 29, of Center Ridge died Saturday,
March 31, 2001.
He was born July 2, 1971, in Morrilton, a son of Edward Freeman
and Margaret Boyer Freeman Noakes. Mr. Freeman was a surveyor and inspector
for the Highway Department and a member of Grandview Church of Christ.
Survivors include his mother, Margaret Boyer Noakes of Center
Ridge; four brothers, Steve Freeman, Andy Freeman, Randy Freeman, and David
Freeman, all of Center Ridge; paternal grandmother, Emogine Freeman of
Center Ridge; and maternal grandfather, Lester Boyer of Clinton.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday at Grandview Church of Christ
with Mr. Bruce Bryant officiating. Burial was at Grandview Cemetery by
Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were Ed Hart, Jayson Smith, Mike Hendricks, William
Bartlett, Mike Lyon, Kevin Poteete, Brian Roberson, Tony Freeman, and Donald
W.A. Lemley, 82, of St. Louis, Mo., died Tuesday, March 20,
He was born in Appleton, in 1918, the son of Cora Burks and
Elbert (Elb.) Lemley. He was a 1936 graduate of Atkins and was a World
War II veteran and a retired real estate agent.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Norton Lemley; one son, Al
Lemley of St. Louis; four daughters, Phillis Lemley Young, and Dr. Shelia
Lemley, both of St. Louis, Mary Lou Lemley of San Francisco and Patricia
Lemley of Washington, D.C.
He was buried in the National Cemetery in St. Louis.
Bessie Louise Anderson McKown, 76, of Russellville, formerly
of Morrilton, died Thursday, March 29, 2001.
She was born Feb. 25, 1925, near Cleveland, a daughter of Arthur
Anderson and Maggie DuVall Anderson. Mrs. McKown was a retired home health
care provider, a member of the Living Church of God, and the widow of Elmer
Survivors include three sons, Charles Ray Lee of Oklahoma City,
Jimmy McKown and Michael Lynn McKown, both of Russellville; one daughter,
Georgia Wallace of Russellville; two sisters, Dessie Hartman of Natchitoches,
La., and Mildred Means of Booneville; 10 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday at Harris Chapel with the
Rev. Davy Crockett officiating. Burial was a Elmwood Cemetery by Harris
Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were Tony Rogers, David Lambert, Robbie McKown,
Chris McKown, Tony Lee, and Charlie Lee Jr.
Catherine Nagel Nord, 91, of Dallas, formerly of Morrilton,
died Monday, March 26, 2001.
She was born Nov. 24, 1909, in Bigelow, a daughter of Joseph
and Veronica Hess Nagel. Ms. Nord was a retired seamstress and was a member
of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Altar Society.
Survivors include two sons, Doug Nord of Dallas, and Harold
Nord of Costa Mesa, Calif.; two daughters, Patricia Sutton of Costa Mesa,
Calif., and Kathleen Baker of Morrilton; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren,
and one great-great-grandchild.
Rosary was 8 p.m. Thursday at the Harris Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral Mass was 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father
Charles Thessing officiating. Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery by Harris
Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were Ray Hoyt, Ed Hoyt, Chris Riedmueller, and Justin
Larnie C. Allen, 72, of Conway died Saturday, March 31, 2001.
He was born Sept. 14, 1928, in Conway, a son of William and
Pearl Thrower Allen. He was a construction worker for Allen’s Concrete.
He was an Army veteran and member of Mt. Sinai Church of God in Christ.
Survivors include two daughters, Delores Allen and DeWanna Allen,
both of Detroit; two brothers, Jessie Allen and Ezell Allen, both of Conway;
one sister, Essie Bohannon, Tulsa, Okla.; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Sinai Church
of God in Christ by Elder Earnest Sweet III and Elder James Johnson. Burial
will be at Ray Cemetery by Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, Conway.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Ray, Bobby Ray, Ben Ray, Lloyd Lasker,
Glenn Lewis, and Clarence Lasker.
Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Thursday at Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home,
Carmol “Connie” Stull, age 66, of Morrilton, Arkansas, died
Monday, April 2, 2001.
She was born April 6, 1934, in Wichita, Kansas, a daughter of
Ned and Julia Adair Smith. Mrs. Stull retired after 20 years at Kroger
where she was the deli manager and was a member of Morrilton Christian
Survivors include her husband, James Keith Stull; daughters,
Serena Garner of Morrilton and Staci Stull of Boston, Massachusetts; brother,
Sam Smith of Perryville; sisters, Dixie Allphin and Lova Freeman, both
of Morrilton, and Rena Cole of Red Bluff, California; and grandson, Cody
Garner of Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the Harris
Chapel with the Rev. Larry Miller officiating. Burial will be at Harmony
Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, April
4, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Altas Smith, Scott Littlefield, Bill Rust,
Bronc Trotter, Barry Cole, Lloyd Bennett, Barry Cole, and Cody Garner.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Morrilton Christian
Faye Britt Holcombe Beason of Perryville, formerly of Little
Rock, died Saturday, June 2, 2001.
She was born Sept. 27, 1914, in Nashville to Thomas Benjamin
and Bertha Roberts Britt. She was retired from AT&T in Little Rock
and was a Methodist.
Survivors include one son, James T. Holcombe of Mablevale; two
daughters, Helen Townsend of Little Rock and Judy Waddle of Bigelow; one
brother, Van Britt of Nashville; one sister, Mae Baumgardner of Stockton,
Calif.; eight grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bluff Springs Community
Church in Howard County with the Rev. James Conn officiating. Burial was
in Bluff Springs Cemetery in Howard County by Roller Chenal Funeral Home.
Verne Vance Sr.
Verne K. Vance Sr., 89, of Perryville died Friday, June 1, 2001.
He was a retired electrician and a member of IBEW 295.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Vance; one daughter, Verna
Dame of Perryville; one son, Ken Vance Jr. of Waco, Texas; two bothers,
Knofel Vance of Little Rock and Herman Vance of California, and four granddaughters.
Graveside services were Monday 2 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Park
with arrangements by North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main St., 758-1170.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N.
University, Little Rock, Ark. 72207.
Dwight Parker, 56, of Morrilton died Thursday, May 24, 2001.
He was born in Morrilton Feb. 1, 1945.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday at Hickory Hill Baptist
Church by Gunn Funeral Home.
Mary Lucille Huffman, 53, of Atkins died Thursday, May 17, 2001.
She was born June 24, 1947, in Jerusalem. She was a member of
the Church of Christ and worked at the Atkins Pickle Plant.
Survivors include her mother, Ollie Lucille Porter Kincannon
of Atkins; one daughter, Karen Rutherford of Maumelle; one son, James Huffman
of Appleton; one sister Gladys McCracken of Atkins; two brothers, John
Kincannon of Sherwood and W.D. Kincannon of Conway, and five grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial were May 19 at Mt. Zion Cemetery
in Jerusalem with Todd Ferguson officiating.
Memorials may be made to Southern Christian Home, 100 W. Harding,
Morrilton, Ark. 72110.
Henry “Hank” Brewer, 65, of Morrilton, died Saturday, June 2,
He was born Jan. 17, 1936, in Truman, a son of Ben Brewer and
Lucille Cox Brewer. Mr. Brewer was retired from the United States Air Force
and attended Mace-donia Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Gullett Brewer; one son,
Alan Brewer of Ada Valley; two daughters, Sharon Canada of Amarillo, Texas,
and Theresa Marshall of Morrilton; one sister, Virginia Smith of West Memphis;
six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harris Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. Mike Gullett and the Rev. Mark Ragsdale officiating.
Burial was at Ada Valley Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were Anthony Marshall, Timothy Marshall, Roger Weckworth,
Bobby Young, Sonny Gullett, and John Canada.
Odell Halbrook, 96, of Scotland died Sunday, June 3, 2001.
She was born Nov. 23, 1904, at Chimes. She was a member of Scotland
United Methodist Church and the widow of William E. Halbrook.
Survivors include one stepson, Quincy Halbrook of California;
one stepdaughter, Hilda Halbrook of Haines City, Fla.; seven grandchildren,
and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Scotland
United Methodist Church with A.O. Thompson officiating. Burial will be
at the Foster Cemetery at Scotland under the direction of Humphrey Funeral
Service of Russellville.
Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Thompson, James Lowder, Mike Biggs,
Clell Watts, Mike Thompson, and Gary Flory.
Monda Maydean Chism Peters, 65, of Hot Springs died Saturday,
June 2, 2001.
She was born June 4, 1935, in Houston, a daughter of Emmett
R. Chism and Hollie Camp Chism. She attended Antioch Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Cossey of Montague, Calif.,
and Joel Cossey of Glendale; three daughters, Robbie Hamilton of Jessieville,
Andrea Hunt of Hot Springs and Melody Cossey of Arcata, Calif.; four brothers,
Van, Doug, Sherman, and Gary; three sisters, Brenda, Leta and Dana Sue;
10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harris Chapel with Bro.
Jimmy Corder officiating. Burial was at May Cemetery by Harris Funeral
Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were Jody Camp, J.D. Caldwell, Randy Cossey, Doyle
Peoples, Scott Hamilton, and John Hood.
Wood Olan Wells, 88, of Morrilton died Wednesday, May 23, 2001.
He was born Feb. 5, 1913, in Morrilton, a son of Henry Lankford
and Ophelia Harris Wells. He was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church
and the Silver Trowell Lodge of Morrilton. He retired from Crompton Mills
and was a carpenter and a farmer. He boxed professionally in Chicago as
“Tiger Joe.” Mr. Wells also played baseball for the black league in this
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Emma Lee Ponds Wells; three
sons, Carlton Wells of Santa Anna, Calif., Charlie Wells of Kansas City,
Kan., and Anthony Wells of Denver; four daughters, Ollie Cole and Paulette
Smith, both of Kansas City, Kan., Janette Jones of Center Ridge, and Ophelia
Wells of Morrilton; 27 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were May 29, 1 pm, at St. Matthew No. 2 Missionary
Baptist Church by Charlie Wells. Burial was at Odd Fellows Cemetery by
Wilson and Jarrett Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were sons and grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were
members of Silver Trowell Lodge.
Hazel Elouise Van Dalsem Bearden, 83, of Houston, Texas, died
May 12, 2001.
She was born in Perryville Nov. 29, 1917. She was the widow
of Horace Hillman Bearden.
Survivors include one son, Tony Bearden of Houston, Texas.
Graveside service will be at Friendship Cemetery in Solgohachia
Sunday, June 10. Arrangements are by Crowder Funeral Home in Webster, Texas.
Mildred Marie Deaver, age 86, of Plumerville, died May 31, 2001.
She was born June 13, 1914, in Plumerville, Arkansas, a daughter
of Clarence Lacefield and Dove Wells Jenkins. She was a homemaker and member
of Portland Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Sue
Deaver of Plumerville; daughters and sons-in-law, Letha and Dr. Bill Brown
of Morrilton, Margaret and Sherman Tiner of Plumerville; sister, Pauline
Davis of Cotton Plant, Arkansas; nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Burl Deaver, and great-grandson
Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2001, at
Portland Missionary Baptist Church with Eld. Lindy Davis, Dr. Bill Brown
and Bro. Fritz Heidenreich officiating. Burial was at Plummerville Cemetery
by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were William Burl Deaver, Randy Deaver, Ray Tiner,
Burl Dewayne Tiner, Eddie Jackson, Mark Clark, Ben Darter, and Fritz Heidenreich.
Jesse Dee Cooper, age 67, of Houston, died Thursday, May 31,
He was born December 14, 1933, in Houston, Arkansas, a son of
Henry and Rebecca Spence Cooper. Mr. Cooper was a Korean Army veteran,
retired from Arkansas Kraft and member of Riverview Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Emerson Cooper; son, Jerry
Cooper of Conway; brothers, Johnnie Cooper of Toledo, Ohio, Frank Cooper
of Bastrop, Louisiana, Gilbert Cooper of Moody, Texas, Ray Cooper of Rogers,
Arkansas, and Lealon Cooper of Houston, Texas; grandson, James Cooper;
granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Jeanie and Pedro Figueroa, and great-grandchildren,
Pedro, Jr. and Alexus.
Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Riverview
Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Atkinson officiating. Burial was at Thornburg
Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were Larry Nelson, Fred Mathews, Ronnie Foster,
Tom Allen, Daniel Mitchell, and Shane Cooper.
Marie Yates McGinty, 82, of Morrilton, died Wednesday, May 30,
She was born July 21, 1918, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, a daughter
of Marion Otto Brewer and Grace McLaren Brewer. Mrs. McGinty was a retired
sales clerk of J.C. Penney and was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include her son, Bobby Yates of Florida; brother,
Thurman Brewer of Dumfries, Virginia; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren,
and a special friend, Eddie Harrell of Morrilton.
Memorial services were 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Plumerville
United Methodist Church with Rev. Von D. Mooney officiating. Burial was
at Friendship Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Memorials may be made to Plumerville United Methodist Church
or the American Cancer Society.
James Lambert Stell, 53, of Morrilton was taken from us on Thursday
morning Aug. 9, 2001.
He was born Oct. 5, 1947. He was of the Baptist faith. He worked
for the Standard Ice Company and Hixson Lumber for 18 years and the 7-Up
plant for seven years. He was last employed by Pinecrest Lumber.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Lambert Stell.
Survivors include his mother, Lizzie Stell, of Morrilton; three
brothers, Bobby Stell and wife Marcia Stell, Charles Stell and Johnny Stell,
all of Morrilton; two nephews, Michael Stell of Atkins and Tyler Stell
of Morilton; one niece, Jessica Stell of Atkins; and many more family and
Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 11 at Harris Funeral Home
where Floyd Stell was the officiator. Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bill Koonce, Robert Davis, Lud Metzger, Jeff
Stobaugh, Randy Beully, and David Stell.
Mrs. Mildred Pauline Ray Flowers, 83, of Newport died Wednesday,
Aug. 8, 2001.
She was the widow of Edmond Flowers.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond Flowers of LaPorte, Texas,
and Ronald Flowers of Newport; two daughters, Martha Williams of Newport
and Carolyn Tucker of North Little Rock; one brother, Paul Ray of Newport,
one sister, Dorothy Cook of LaPorte, Texas; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildred
and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Southside Baptist
Church in Newport. Burial was at Gracelawn Cemetery in Tuckerman by Dillinger
Elsie M. Hildesheim, 95, of Pine Bluff died Wednesday, Aug.
She was born March 9, 1906, in Decatur, Ala., a daughter of
Presley Hall and Lillie Mae Smith Lyles. She was the widow of James Walter
Wilson and Clifton Oney Hilde-sheim. She was a lifelong resident of White
Hall where she was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Clifton Lyles Hildesheim of Perryville
and James Ellender Wilson of White Hall; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church
of White Hall by Dr. Bob Harper. Burial was at White Hall United Methodist
Church Cemetery by Ralph Robinson and Son.
The family request that memorials be made to First Baptist Church
of White Hall, 8203 Dollarway Road, White Hall, Ark. 71602.
Norma Evelyn Elliott Diehlman, 85, of Oppelo died Friday, Aug.
She was born Oct. 2, 1915, in New Castle, Ind., a daughter of
Ford Wood Elliott and Winona Lizar Elliott. Mrs. Diehlman was the widow
of Maynard Joseph Diehlman and was a member of Morrilton Baptist Temple.
Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Houston of Rossville,
Ind., and Winona Adams of Oppelo; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren,
and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral services were 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harris Chapel
with the Rev. Ray Owen officiating. Burial was at Dale Cemetery in Connersville,
Ind. Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Stephen Anton “Dink” Hofherr Jr., 58, of Conway died Monday,
Aug. 13, 2001.
He was born Nov. 1, 1942, in St. Vincent, to Stephen Anton Hofherr
Sr. and Mary Zimmerebner Hof-herr. He was a master plumber and owned Hofherr
Plumbing. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Knights
of Columbus, where he was a fourth degree Knight.
Survivors include his wife, Emogene Moix Hofherr; two sons,
Dwayne Hofherr of Conway and Justin Hofherr of the home; three daughters,
Chrisy Brazil, Carla Hofherr, and Becky Hofherr, all of Conway; a brother,
Anton Hofherr of Cleveland; five sisters, Cecilia Hartman, Mary Jo Baughman,
Gertrude Noll, and Rose Sutton, all of St Vincent, and Martha Hanke of
Hendersonville, Tenn; and three grandsons.
Funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic
Church with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Father Joseph Deniger, CSSp.
will be the celebrant.
A rosary was said Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Roller-McNutt Funeral
Pallbearers will be Donnie Moix, Danny Joe Kordsmeier, Jim Hartman,
Ronnie Hartman, Brian Strack, and Jim Moix.
Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Endowment Fund.
Ruby Mildred Ruff Ledbetter, age 86, of Morrilton, Arkansas,
died August 12, 2001.
She was born October 18, 1914, in Solgohachia, Arkansas, a daughter
of Oscar and Dell Adams Miller. Mrs. Ledbetter was the widow of Loyd Ruff
and Mack Ledbetter. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church
and VFW Auxillary.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, L.W. and Jane Ruff
of Morrilton and Bobby and Wanda Ruff of Jonesboro; brother and sister-in-law,
Burl and Alice Miller of Aurora, Colorado; five grandchildren, and seven
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 14,
at Elmwood Cemetery with the Rev. William Christopher Cooper officiating.
Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were Doug Ruff, Jeffrey Ruff, Greg Ruff, Scott Ruff,
Justin Ruff, and Jeremy Ruff.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Morrilton.
Althea Jean Powell Warren, age 68, of Perryville, Arkansas,
entered into eternal life on Thursday, August 9, 2001.
She was born November 11, 1932, in Fort Valley, Virginia, a
daughter of the late Kemper Claye Powell and Zola Eugenia Munch.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Everett Warren Sr. of
Perryville; one son, Richard E. Warren Jr. of Perryville; two daughters,
Cynthia Dawn Mooneyhan of Newport News, Virginia, and Tammy Lynn Farnam
of Perryville; three sisters, Margie P. Lichliter of Fort Valley, Virginia,
Margaret Burril and Irma Atkins of Luray, Virginia; one brother, Eugene
Powell of Palatine, Illinois; 10 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Pamela Sue George;
one grandson, Daniel Conrad Warren; two sisters and two brothers.
She volunteered her services at many activities and was a homemaker
in Virginia until the family moved to Arkansas in 1971. She retired from
the Perryville School District as a school bus driver and where she also
served as a volunteer for many years.
She was the best momma and granny in the world and will be greatly
Family visitation night will be Wednesday, August 15, 2001 from
6-8 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home in Morrilton. Funeral services will be
10 a.m. at First Assembly of God Church in Morrilton on Thursday, August
16, 2001 with the Rev. Ronnie Freeman and the Rev. Ronnie Morris officiating.
Burial will be at Deberrie Cemetery by Harris Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Bob McAllister, Larry Wilson, Don Watts,
Ray Morrow, Anthony Gray and Gary Paul Tucker. Honorary pallbearers will
be Aaron Matthew Maxey, Jon Michael Warren, William Everett French, Seth
Michael Farnam, Christopher Wade Warren, Kemper Clay Farnam, Coel Everett
Warren, and Jacob Yancy Farnam.
Patricia Eileen Moore Buchanan, 51, of Perryville died Tuesday,
Aug. 7, 2001.
She was born Aug. 12, 1949, in Crawford, Miss., a daughter of
the late D.H. Moore. Mrs. Buchanan was a member of Perryville United Methodist
Survivors include her husband, Rev. William Buchanan; one son,
Matthew Buchanan of Perryville; one daughter, Elizabeth Buchanan of Perryville;
mother, Inez VanDevender Moore of Brooksville, Miss.; two brothers, Dennis
Moore of Raleigh, N.C., and Billy Barnes of Pheba, Miss.; and one sister,
Barbara Moore of Brooksville, Miss.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Thursday at Perryville United Methodist
Church with the Rev. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Burial was at Hope Cemetery
by Harris Funeral Home of Perryville.
Pallbearers were Steve Collins, Mike Martin, Palmer Myers, Glen
Thompson, Steve Brown, and Ernest Moore.
Memorials may be made to Perryville United Methodist Church.
Lois Ester Carte, 85, of Jerusalem died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001.
She was born Dec. 25, 1915, in Prairie Grove, a daughter of
Lewis Nepoleon and Minnie Lee Quinton Hodges. She was a Baptist and the
widow of Lester Carte.
Survivors include one son, Derral Carte of Hattieville; one
daughter, Cleta Sommers of Jerusalem; three brothers, Conrad Hodges of
Ukiah, Calif., Omer Hodges of Winslow, and G.W. Hodges of Prairie Grove;
two sisters, Nola Carte of Prairie Grove, and Olivie Cole of Perkins, Okla.;
11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and
Funeral services were Saturday, 2 p.m., at Luginbuel Chapel
in Prairie Grove by Jeff Hart. Burial was at Garrett Creek Cemetery by
Luginbuel Funeral Home Inc.
Anna Marguerite Thomey Dold, age 99, of Morrilton died Tuesday,
August 14, 2001.
She was born June 22, 1902, in Morrilton, Arkansas, a daughter
of George and Emma Thomey. Mrs. Dold was the widow of Joseph A. Dold, and
a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Altar Society.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 16, at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church with Father Charles Thessing officiating. Burial
will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Rosary
is 6:30 tonight (Wednesday) at the funeral home. Altar Society rosary is
2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Mickey Powell, Carl Talley, Mike Thomey,
George Thomey, Frank Hoelzeman, Herb Kordsmeier, and Robert Dale Bryant.
The family will gather at the home of Harold and Cecilia Thomey.
Edwin Lee Dellis, 88, of Little Rock died Saturday, Aug. 11,
Born July 30, 1913, in Blue Mountain, he was the son of Sybil
Holmes Dellis and Oscar Dellis Sr. He graduated from Perry High School
and was a veteran of the Korean conflict, where he served in the Navy in
Kodiak, Alaska. His career was spent in the freight transportation business
where he served as traffic manager for Reynolds Metals, Southwest Freight
Lines, Barrett Roofing, and E.T.W.N.C. He served as safety director for
CRT Inc. He worked as an Avon representative for 15 years and achieved
Presidents Club and Honor Society awards.
He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of both Albert Pike
Lodge and Perry Lodge. He was a past Grand Master of Albert Pike. He was
a member of Grade Lodge and served as chairman of the committee hearing
trials. Mr. Dellis was a member of Highland Valley United Methodist Church
and the Faith Sunday School class.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Bethurem Dellis; one daughter,
Caroline Howard of Little Rock; one brother, Oscar W. Dellis Jr. of Houston;
one sister, Sibyl Rhodes of Harrison; three grandchildren; three stepgranddaughters,
and two great-grandchildren.
A Masonic funeral was 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin Leggett Healey
and Roth Chapel. The burial was at the Pinecrest Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Albert Pike Lodge.
Floyd Willcut, 87, of St. Elizabeth died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001.
He was a retired security guard for the Boeing Aircraft Company
in Wichita, Kan.
Survivors include his wife, Imogene Willcut; two sons, Bynum
Willcut of Angleton, Texas and Donny Willcut of St. Elizabeth; seven grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Bob Neal &
Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Interment at Wolf Cemetery at Oppelo.
Arrangements were by Bob Neal & Sons Funeral Homes, Morrilton.
Fredrick Feliciano, 61, of Morrilton died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Feliciano; two daughters, Mari
Feliciano and Rose Feliciano, both of Morrilton; one sister, four brothers
and three grandchildren.
Graveside service was 11 a.m. Friday at Odd Fellows Cemetery
by the Rev. James Hosbach. Burial was by Wilson and Jarrett Funeral Home.
Rachel A. Davis, 92, of Cotton Plant died Friday, Aug. 10, 2001.
She was born Oct. 27, 1908, in Plumerville, a daughter of Robert
Sharp and Dovie Wilder Bane. She was a member of First United Methodist
Church, the United Methodist Women, and the Cotton Plant Home Demonstration
Club. She was the widow of Thomas Lester Davis.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Lester Davis of Cotton Plant
and Billy A. Davis of Bald Knob; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sunday, 2 p.m. at Cotton Plant First United
Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Rhoades. Burial was at Cotton Plant Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Rob Davis, Billy Whitley, Greg Spears, Scott
Bradley, Bo Cash, and Brent Roth.