Lydia J.C. Nelson-Fitzhugh, 86, of Conway, died Thursday, Oct.
She was born on Wye Mountain, a daughter of Charles J.G. Nelson
and Agnes Lindevall Nelson on Oct. 3, 1915. She was instrumental in obtaining
a voting poll on Wye Mountain where she served as the Chief Judge for 16
years. She was a lifetime member of the Wye Mountain Community Club and
was a member of the Church of Christ. She was a past Grand Matron and Instructress
in the Illinois Chapter of the Eastern Star. She was the widow of William
Survivors include two daughters, Loretta Weaver of Vilonia and
Agnes Baker of Conway; one son, William A. Fitzhugh of Colorado Springs,
Colo.; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were
Saturday at 1 p.m. at Roller McNutt Chapel, Conway, 327-7727, with burial
in Wye Mountain Cemetery.
Cleo Hartman, 72, of Hattieville, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001.
He was born Sept. 2, 1929, in the St. Vincent community near
Hattieville, a son of William and Theresa Gangluff Hartman. Mr. Hartman
was an Army Korean War veteran and retired from Crompton Mills. He was
a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Society,
and V.F.W. Post #10027.
Survivors include his wife, Cecilia Hofherr Hartman; three sons,
Ronald, James, and Robert Hartman, all of Hattieville; one daughter, Deborah
Dufford of Rogers; one sister, Willette Gunderman of St. Vincent; foster
brothers, Herman, Edmund, Joseph, and Johnny Gangluff; foster sisters,
Delores Gunderman, Marilyn Gunther, Carolyn Gadberry, and Theresa Hamling;
and five grandchildren.
Rosary was 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Harris Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral Mass was 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Mary Catholic Church with Father
Arthur Chiasson officiating. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery by Harris
Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were Randall Hartman, Chris Dufford, Joe Noll, Gary
Gunderman, Chris Gunderman, and Stephen Baughman.
Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Adult Daycare.
Beatrice Elizabeth Jones Williams, 92, of Hill Creek, died Saturday,
Oct. 13, 2001.
She was born July 18, 1909, in Birdtown, a daughter of Homer
Jones and Beulah Chamber Jones. She was the widow of Roy L. Williams, and
a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Dean Williams of Birdtown and Royce
Williams of Solgohachia; one daughter, Evelyn Trafford of Hill Creek; nine
grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday, at Bethel Missionary Baptist
Church with Bro. Jim Mullins and Bro. Carl Williams officiating. Burial
was at Kilgore Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were Scott Williams, Bob Deavers, Clay Williams,
Dennis Garrett, John Trafford and Gary Trafford. Honorary pallbearers were
Ponnie Louise Flewellen, 70, of Casa died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001.
She was born Jan. 6, 1931, in the Cherry Hill community, a daughter
of Henry Irvin Brown and Mary Emerson Brown. She was the widow of David
E. Bewley and Luther Melvin Flewellen. Mrs. Flewellen was a nurse’s aide
at St. Mary’s Hospital and member of Ola Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, David E. Bewley of Russellville,
Randy Bewley of Casa and James F. Bewley of Little Rock; three brothers,
James Brown of Perryville, Joe Brown of Russellville and Charles Brown
of Hollis; four sisters, Bernice Shumate of Morrilton, Dorothy Tillery
of Clovis, N.M., Betty Parham and Dora Johnson, both of Russellville; and
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday at the Ola Free Will Baptist
Church with Bro. Denver Robinson and Bro. Geno Johnston officiating. Burial
was at Cherry Hill Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were Danny Price, Russell Price, Kenneth Ivey, Marvin
Mashburn, John David Keeling, and Lawrence Hearing.
DeWitt Scroggin, 75, of Scotland died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001.
He was born July 4, 1926, in Springfield, a son of Henry D.
Scroggin and Josie Kirtley Scroggin. Mr. Scroggin was retired from the
Conway County Road Department.
There were no immediate survivors.
Graveside service was 2 p.m. Monday at Springfield Cemetery
with the Rev. Floyd Stell officiating. Arrangements were by Harris Funeral
Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were Verlon Palmer, Ridge Smith, Romie Acton, Gary
Harrington, Dickey McClung, and Scott Lovelady.
Ima Phillips, 80, of Little Rock died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001.
She was the daughter of Wiley and Delphia Durbin. She was the
widow of William Phillips.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary Brannon of Romance, Sherry
Evans of Heber Springs, Betty Burrow of Little Rock, and Carol Wadley of
Sherwood; one brother, Harold Durbin of Kansas; seven grandchildren, and
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday at the chapel of Griffin
Leggett-Rest Hills Funeral Home with the Revs. Bob and Tony Minick officiating.
Burial was at Rest Hills Memorial Park.
Emma Jo Koch Nabholz, 68, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, in Conway.
She was the daughter of Joe Koch and Emma Lineman Koch of Morrilton.
She was the widow of Edmund Nabholz. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic
Church, Conway Civic League, the 20th Century Club, and the Christian Ladies
Society at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Survivors include one son, Eddie Nabholz of Conway; two daughters,
Rebecca Karonis of Ivyville, Pa., and Linda Johnson of Little Rock; and
Funeral services were at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 11 a.m.
Saturday with Father Tom Byrne, CSSP officiating. Burial followed at Crestlawn
Memorial Cemetery in Conway.
Joe Hoyt, 93, of Morrilton died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001.
He was born Jan. 2, 1908, in Adona, a son of George and Anna
Nord Hoyt. He was the widower of Helen Nagel Hoyt. He was a retired carpenter,
member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Co-lumbus.
Survivors include sons, Joe Hoyt Jr. of Sheridan, Edd Hoyt of
Ray Hoyt of Sherwood, and Ron Hoyt of Stuttgart; daughters, Betty Gottsponer
of North Little Rock, Mary Ellen Hill and Carolyn Winder, both of Hot Springs,
and Vickie Hoyt of Morrilton; two sisters, Matilda Lachowsky of Conway,
and Beatrice Velte of Clarksville; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren,
and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church with Father Charles Thessing officiating. Burial will be at Sacred
Heart Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 tonight (Wednesday)
with Rosary to follow at 7, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Randy Gottsponer, Harry Gottsponer, Glen
Gottsponer, Dale Gottsponer, Doug Nord, and Wilfred Miller.
Mable Everette, 76, of Morrilton died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001.
She was born Jan. 10, 1925, the daughter of Ezekel Brown and
Leola McNeely. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and the widow
of James Arthur Everette.
Survivors include eight children, Mable Louise Everette of Inglewood,
Calif., Ruth Everette of Morrilton, Margaret Derden of Los Angeles, James
Lee Everette Jr. of Maumelle, Bobby Everette of Dardanelle, Barbara Washington
Prudhomme of Los Angeles, Danny Everette of Morrilton, and Charles Everette
of Little Rock; one stepson, Mickey Jeffers of Morrilton; two sisters,
Zenobia Ingram of Morrilton and Everlean Littlejohn of Southfield, Mich.,
one stepsister, Erma Williams of Los Angeles; 10 grandchildren and four
Funeral services will be at noon today (Wednesday) at Shady
Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Plumerville by the Rev. Curtis Irvin.
Burial will be at Owens Cemetery by Wilson and Jarrett Funeral Home Inc.
Pallbearers will be John L. Foster, Paul Hall, Jimmy Nelson,
Harold Newsome Jr., A.J. Everette, and James D. Robinson. Honorary pallbearers
will be deacons of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Perry Lou Wallace
Mrs. Perry Lou Wallace, 99, of Paron died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001,
at her home.
She was born on Nov. 5, 1902, in Paron. She was a member of
the Buffalo Jesus Name Church in Paron.
Survivors include her son, James Wallace of Benton; daughters,
Mary Frances Williams and Betty Abbott, both of Paron; 17 grandchildren,
20 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Buffalo church in
Paron. Burial was at Fowler Cemetery by Ashby Funeral Home Inc. Ministers
were Andrew Justice and Shirley Jean Zulpo.
Mrs. Iva Kelsey, 95, of Conway died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001.
She was born Dec. 15, 1905, in Conway, a daughter of Dutch and
Niece Cheeks. She was a member of Greater Friendship Baptist Church.
There were no immediate survivors.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Friendship
Baptist Church by the Revs. J.J. Richardson and Willie Robinson. Burial
will be at Friendship Cemetery by Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, Conway.
Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Doris Lavada Prince, 75, of Plainview died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001.
She was born April 29, 1926, in Galla Rock to Jim Oliver and
Ethel Hill Robinson. She was a production worker for Morrilton Plastics
and a member of Casa Assembly of God.
Survivors include her husband, Dale Prince; a son, Riley Prince
of Bigelow; daughter, Patti Ivey of Centerville; three brothers, O.J. Robinson
and Bobby Robinson of Plainview and Larry Robinson of Casa; five sisters,
Mary Sue Smith and Geneva Westlake of Plainview, Mildred Daniels and Jerry
Taylor of Casa, and Donna Hickman of Booneville, Miss.; four grandchildren,
and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, 2:30 p.m., at the Assembly of
God in Casa with the Rev. Norman Chenowith officiating. Interment was in
Needmore Cemetery in Casa by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.
Pallbearers were Keith Westlake, James Paul Westlake, Wayne
Smith, Jimmy Robinson, Randy Robinson, and Brian Robinson. Honorary pallbearer
was Tom Damon.
Bill J. Dean, 62, of Plainview died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001.
He was born Jan. 11, 1939, in Perryville to Jethro and Berdie
Rorie Dean. He was a forklift driver for Northwest Timber in Plainview
and a member of the Hilltop Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Ida Bowen Dean; four sons, Kenneth
Knight of Rover, Timmy Knight of Plainview, Robert Knight of Nimrod and
Billy Dean of Oregon; two daughters, Kimberly Dean of Oregon and Teresa
Harrison of Houston; a sister, Betty Jo Johnson of Jacksonville, 15 grandchildren,
and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cornwell Chapel,
Danville, with Sis. Dorothy Stewart and Bro. Tim Via officiating. Interment
was in Salem Cemetery, Plainview, by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville.
Pallbearers were Joe Dishongh, Jimmy Norwood, Josh Emery, John
Dean, Nicholas Knight, and Charlie Dean. Honorary pallbearers were Jeremy
Knight, Junior Dean, Rickey Johnson, Ray Morrow, Kenneth Grant, and Tom
Opal Bradley Smith, 85, of McGehee, died Wednesday, Dec. 5,
2001 in El Dorado.
She was born Sept. 15, 1916, in Morrilton, the daughter of Adam
A. Bradley and Mary Rebecca Hall Bradley. Mrs. Smith was the widow of Jack
Smith. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Juanita Bradley Davis and Mary
Bradley Ross, both of Russellville; and foster daughter, Brenda Knight
of El Dorado.
Graveside service was Friday 2 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery under
the direction of Harris Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, Arkansas
office, P. O. Box 1610, Little Rock, Ark. 72203, or the charity of your
Azilee Nichols, 85, of Stuttgart, formerly of Perry County,
died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Nichols of Maumelle and
Gary Nichols of Stuttgart; one daughter, Doris Jones of Greensboro, N.C.;
three sisters, Trudy Greer of Indianapolis, Ind., Ruby Thompson of Buena
Park, Calif., and Pearlee Dennis of El Dorado; seven grandchildren and
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday at North Little Rock
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Volman Cemetery.
Marie Grable, 79, of Houston, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002.
She was born Jan. 12, 1923, in Hollis, a daughter of Dewey and
Lela Crites Jones. She was the widow of Alfred L. Grable, and member of
Perryville Assembly of God.
Survivors include one sister, Lucille Yates of Hot Springs.
Graveside services were 2 p.m. Monday, Feb.4, 2002, at Perryville
Cemetery with Pastor Wayne Hodge officiating. Arrangements were by Harris
Funeral Home of Morrilton. Pallbearers were Richard Youngman, Travis Camp,
Richard Jones, Ray Jones, Jimmy Dixon, and Randy May.
Irene Halbrook Elam, 89, of Jerusalem, died Saturday, Feb. 2,
She was born Sept. 1, 1912, in Cleveland, a daughter of James
B. Halbrook and Myrtle Mae Burnett Halbrook. She was the widow of Troy
Amos Elam, and member of Jerusalem Church of Christ.
Survivors include two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren
and one great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Harris Chapel
with Mr. Loyd Brents officiating. Burial was at Old Liberty Cemetery by
Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were J.E. Church, Odell Eubanks, Mack Norwood, Evern
Lawless, Thomas Jemison and James Bartlett.
Ann Chamblee, 56, of Manchester, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb.
She was the daughter of the late Ralph Lee Wooten and Ruby Mae
Jorden Wooten of Morrilton, and a 1962 graduate of Morrilton High School.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry L. Chamblee of Manchester,
Tenn.; three sons, Rodney L. Chamblee of Manchester, Tenn., Richard S.
Chamblee, and Randall J. Chamblee, both of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and five
Funeral arrangements were not available.
Richard Dennis Boyette, 49, of Little Rock, died Wednesday,
Jan. 30, 2002.
He was born Jan. 9, 1953, in Little Rock, a son of the late
Jean Harrison Boyette. Mr. Boyette worked for a sheet metal company.
Survivors include his father, D.J. Boyette of Perryville; one
brother, David Boyette of Perryville; four sisters, Deborah Boyette and
Michelle Favre, both of Little Rock, and Patricia Dedmon and Theresa Tripp,
both of North Little Rock; two stepbrothers, Richard Rogers of Searcy and
Randy Rogers of Malvern; three stepsisters, Kari Fitzhugh of Perryville,
Kay Rogers of Little Rock, and Kathy Benberg of Sherwood.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday, at Harmony Baptist church
with Rev. Robert Duhon officiating. Burial was at Harmony Cemetery by Harris
Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were Dale Boyette, Clyde Boyette, Derik Boyette,
Anthony Boyette, Bill Boyette, and Walter Wise. Honorary pallbearers were
Bill Treadway and J.C. Daniels.
Kameron Alice Williams, of Morrilton, infant daughter of Patrick
Eugene Williams and Dannett Marie Gilliland, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002.
She was born Jan. 30, in Conway.
Survivors other than her parents include paternal grandparents,
Eugene P. and Karon S. Williams of Morrilton; maternal grandmother and
stepgrandfather, Patricia A. Gilliland and Ronald F. Glaze of Springfield;
maternal grandfather, James D. Gilliland of Manteca, Calif.; paternal great-grandfather,
Poley E. Williams of Center Ridge; maternal great-parents, Donald J. and
Joyce F. Ferguson of Manteca, Calif.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Harris Chapel
with the Rev. Clellan Tilley officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery
by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Edna Sever Robertson, 94, of Morrilton died Tuesday, Jan. 29,
She was born May 7, 1907, to Fred and Ida Parker Sever. She
was a member of the Nazarene Church and the widow of Earl Robertson.
Survivors include two sons, Dale and Elton “Happy” Robertson,
both of Grady; one grandson; one great-grandson, and one great-great-grandson.
Graveside service was 2 p.m. Thursday at the Petit Jean Mountain
Cemetery on Petit Jean Mountain with Bro. Raymond Reed officiating. Arrangements
were by Griffin Funeral Service, Star City, Ark.
Rebecca Lynne DePriest Goodman, 37, of Perryville, died Saturday,
Jan. 26, 2002. She was a member of Christ Church.
She was the daughter of the late Elbert DePriest.
Survivors include four children, Frederick Neal Goodman, Chasity
Goodman, Daniel Goodman, and Lacrisha Goodman; her mother, Dana Ellison;
three brothers, Michael, Douglas, and Craig DePriest; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Christ
Church, with Pastor G.A. Dudley officiating. Interment was at Bolin Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Griffin Leggett-Forest Hills Funeral Home.
Robert R. Fowler, 89, of North Little Rock, died Sunday, Feb.
Survivors include a daughter, Laura Birchett; two sons, Bob
Fowler and Carl Fowler; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, at Faith Missionary
Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Francis and the Rev. Freddie Holmes
officiating. Interment will be in Edgewood Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 4–7 tonight (Wednesday) at Huson Funeral
Home, 7700 Hwy 107, Sherwood.
Janell McClure, 60, of Springdale, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2002.
She was born June 15, 1941, at Ada Valley, the daughter of Jack
Patton and Geneva LaCook Brown. She retired from Levi Strauss in Morrilton
and was a member of Faith Regular Baptist Church in Elm Springs.
Survivors other than her mother include her husband, Darrell
McClure; one son, Benny McClure of Tontitown; one daughter, Nellia Shewmake
of Springdale; two brothers, Kenneth Brown of Morrilton, and Keith Brown
of Hot Springs; two and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Friday at Bob Neal and Sons Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Sisemore and the Rev. Cleo Young officiating.
Burial was at Ada Valley Cemetery by Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home of
Pallbearers were Ward Turley, Elton Cody, Kenny Brown, Roger
Moore, Keith Moore, and Joe Brown.
Gordon Ward, 85, of Casa died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002.
He was born April 17, 1916, in Bryant’s Cove, to Andrew J. and
Mintie J. McElroy Ward. He was a farmer, and the widower of Syble Pledger
Survivors include one son, Bobby G. Ward of Bryant’s Cove; one
daughter, Cathy Thomas of Dardanelle; one sister, Helen Bustos, Fresno,
Calif.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, 10 a.m. at Cornwell Chapel in
Dardanelle with the Rev. Denver Robinson and the Rev. Bobby Wells officiating.
Burial was at Bryant’s Cove Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.
Pallbearers were Billy Ward, Phillip Ward, Kenneth Wells, Billy
Holmes, Mike Biggs, and Larry Collins.
Ted D. Hall, age 70, of Conway, Arkansas, formerly of Morrilton,
died Sunday, February 3, 2002.
He was born January, 19, 1932, in Scotland, Arkansas, the son
of Walter and Gladys Hall. Ted was a graduate of Clinton High School and
then graduated from the University of Arkansas-Monticello with a degree
in forestry. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict
and was a member of the United Methodist Church. Ted was employed by the
Arkansas State Forestry Commission for several years and retired from Green
Bay Packinging, Inc.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Ann Johnson Hall; daughters,
Debbie Hall and Michelle Hall Harris; son-in-law, Rob Harris of Morrilton;
granddaughters, Alison Burnette and Haylee Harris; step-grandchildren,
Janna Harris and Justin Harris.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Harris
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wm. Christopher Cooper, Dr. Bill Brown
and Dr. Dana Thomason officiating. A private burial will be held at a later
date. Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Bessie Cates Jackson, age 86, of Morrilton, died Friday, February
She was born May 13, 1915, in Mulberry, Arkansas, a daughter
of Sidney and Lila Ann Maxwell Cates. Mrs. Jackson was the widow of Arland
C. Jackson and member of Blackwell Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Allan and Gency
Jackson of Rogers and Don and Jana Jackson of Little Rock; sisters, May
Rainwater and Faye Deaver, both of Plumer-ville; five grandchildren; and
Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 4, at Harris
Chapel with Rev. Dennis Holmes officiating. Burial was at Plumer-ville
Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were Brent Jackson, A.J. Jackson, Jay Brown, Tim
Barnes, Gary Jackson, and Larry Jackson.
Mildred Fryer Doss, age 78, of Jerusalem, died Wed-nesday, January
She was born March 20, 1923, in Jerusalem, Arkan-sas, a daughter
of William Manie Fryer and Lillie Bell Warren Fryer. Mrs. Doss was the
widow of Cleo Doss and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Jimmy
Crye of Springfield. She was preceded in death by brothers, Marion Drew
Fryer, James Noel Fryer, Gene Lafate Fryer, Ernest “Pete” Fryer and John
“Bo” Fryer; and sister, Juanita Fryer Campbel.
Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 1, at the Harris
Chapel with Rev. A.E. “Bo” Coffman officiating. Burial was at Friendship
Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Pallbearers were Earnie Fryer,
Johnny Keith Fryer, Jermey Hice, Brad Thompson, Bill Pruitt, and Barney
Lawrence Edward Gunderman, age 58, of Morrilton, died Monday,
January 28, 2002.
He was born Sept-ember 22, 1943, in Morrilton, Arkansas, a son
of the late Frank Joseph Gunderman and Margaret Streit Gunderman. Mr. Gunderman
was a retired manager for propane companies, member of Sacred Heart Catholic
Church and Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include daughters, Regina Peckham of Honolulu, Hawaii
and DeEtte Eby of Gillette, Wyoming; brothers, Syl-vester Gunderman and
Paul Gunderman, both of Morrilton, Andrew Gunderman of Marysville, California,
Frank Gunderman of Conway, and Ray Gunderman of Hattie-ville; sisters,
Helen Mc- Millen of Conway and Clara Marie Gangluff of Hattie-ville; and
grandchildren, Ryan Peckham, and Dustin and Brady Eby.
Rosary was 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 31, at the Harris Chapel.
Funeral Mass was 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 1, at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church with Father Charles Thessing officiating. Burial was at Sacred Heart
Cemetery. Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Pallbearers
were Harold Beck, Gerald Peckham, Mike Eby, Joshua Tyler, John Gunderman,
and Chris Gunderman. Honorary pallbearers were Ryan Peckham, Dustin Eby
and Brady Eby.
Juanita Thompson Swope, 68, of Russellville, died Monday, Feb.
She was born Nov. 4, 1933, in Atkins, a daughter of Lommie and
Lucile Smith Thompson. Mrs. Swope was the widow of Robert Swope and of
the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include two sons; Lonnie Bryum of Hattieville and
Bill Bryum of Atkins; two daughters, Pam Dixon of Russellville and Sharon
Maggard of Atkins; three brothers, Glen Thompson of Russellville, Bill
Thompson of Ft. Smith and James Thompson of Santa Monica, Calif.; two sisters,
Sue Bryum of Atkins and Donna Hofstetter of Russellville; six grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements
are by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Memorials may be made to the Breast Cancer Fund.
Ussia Alfonso “Cootsie” Reese, 91, of Plumerville, died Sunday,
Feb. 3, 2002.
He was born April 21, 1910. He was retired from the railroad
and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Jolenetta Allen of Atlanta,
Ga., and Janice Richmond of Kansas City, Kan.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Carmel Baptist
Church in Plumerville. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery.
Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Friday at Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home
Ernest “Nick” Crenshaw, 83, of Conway died Saturday, Feb. 2,
He was born June 27, 1918, in Conway, a son of Peter and Hattie
Allen Crenshaw. He was retired from Heigel Wholesale. He was a member of
United Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Eula Crenshaw; one son, Earl E.
Crenshaw of Conway; four daughters, Ruby Macon and Cozetta Crenshaw, both
of Conway, Margie Porch of Rialto, Calif., and Ernestine Ealy of Shawnee,
Okla.; 11 granchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at United Baptist
Church in Conway by the Rev. William Forté. Burial will be at United
Baptist Cemetery by Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home.
Visitation is Friday from 2-6 p.m. at Larry G. Acklin Funeral
Home in Conway.
Nea G. Hall
Nea G. Hall, 27, of Plumerville died Saturday, June 1, 2002,
at the St. Vincent hospital in Little Rock.
Nea was born in Little Rock on May 27, 1975, daughter of Lois
and James Johnson. She was a lifetime resident of Conway County, where
she attended the Conway County School District. Nea was a homemaker and
took great joy in taking care of her children.
She is survived by her children, Blake Craton and Abbie Sue
Ford of the home; her fiance, Joseph Ford of Plumerville; her parents,
Jan Johnson of Springfield and James Johnson of Bee Branch; grandparents,
Jack and Elsie Reville of Springfield; one brother, Arlo Craton of Conway;
and two sisters, Carol Kent of Morrilton and Melanie Daigle of Louisiana.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Springfield Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Service.
Rachel Eileen Parks Gunter 34, of Houston, Arkansas, died Thursday,
May 30, 2002.
She was born April 28, 1968, in Morrilton. Mrs. Gunter was a
Jehovah’s Wit-ness associated with the Perryville congregation.
Survivors include her husband Timothy Gunter; two sons, Robert
Allen Gunter and Henry Eugene Gunter, both of the home; one daughter, Hanna
Renee of the home; parents, Hershel and Wanda Tilley Parks of Houston;
and one brother, Lawrence “Ed” Edward Parks of Houston.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday, June 3, at the Harris Chapel
with Mark Thoman officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery near Bigelow
by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Pallbearers were Tony Graves, Nash Burns, David McGhee, Tony
Tabone, Rusty Herman, and John Shaffer.
Gurtha Easterwood, 69, of Conway died Monday, May 27, 2002.
She was born Oct. 20, 1932, in Faulkner county, a daughter of
Plummer and Blanche Ola Anderson Easterwood. She was a member of Greater
Friendship Baptist Church. She was a member of the Friendship Mass Choir
and the hospitality committee.
Survivors include one son, John Anthony McFarlin of Morrilton;
two brothers, Andy Lewis Easterwood and John Earl Easterwood, both of Conway;
one sister, Shirley Gardner of Conway; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Greater Friendship
Baptist Church by the Rev. J.J. Richardson. Burial was at Friendship Cemetery
by Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, Conway.
Rose Elizabeth Maxine Webb Fulton, 76, of Morrilton, died June
She was the widow of Deward Albert Fulton.
Survivors include seven children, Luvada Stacks of Center Ridge,
Neioma Foust of Knoxville, Tenn.; Mary Roselene Davidson of Excelsior Springs,
Mo.; Louise Contratto of Solgohachia; James Fulton of Bee Branch, Dickie
Fulton of Del City, Okla.; and Esther Page of Greenbrier; four brothers,
Udell L. Webb of Jamestown, N.C.; James Princeton Webb of Grand Blanc,
Mich.; Arthur L. Webb of Jonesboro, and Elvis O. Webb, Seymour, Tenn.;
19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services and burial were 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s
Church in Rose Bud, with her grandson Joshua Davidson and brother Udell
L. Webb officiating.
Burial was by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Richard Stacks, Tommy Stacks, Eric
Coffman, Chris Horn, Michael Foust and Jason Fulton.
William “Bill” Wenger, 59, of North Little Rock, died Saturday,
June 1, 2002.
He was born April 22, 1943, to Ted and Amelia (Schulte) Wenger.
He was retired from Reynolds Metals, Inc. and was currently serving in
the Arkansas Army National Guard No. 224 Maintenance Division, with 39
years service. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the
Men’s Club, and also a member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 6253,
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Wenger; four sons, Keith
Wenger and Jeff Wenger, both of North Little Rock, Steven Wenger of Destin,
Fla.; and Chris Wenger of Fayetteville; one daughter Karen Fitzpatrick
of Eureka Springs; three step-children, Donna, David and Kimberly Idom,
all of North Little Rock; three brothers, Frank Wenger and Bob Wenger,
both of Atkins, and Bernice Wenger of Hensley; three sisters, Ida DeSalvo
of Center Ridge, Cathy Zimmerman of North Little Rock and Rose Knight of
Little Rock; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Birth Right or St. Patrick’s
Catholic Church Vision 2000.
Mass of Christian burial was 9 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Patrick’s
Catholic Church, with the Rev. Warren Harvey officiating. Committal service
was 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Atkins Catholic Cemetery. A vigil service was
held at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Arrangements by North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main St.,
Robert Henry McNeal, 78, of Houston, died Monday, June 3, 2002.
He was a widower of Mary McNeal. He was a retired truck driver,
a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the First
United Methodist Church of Perryville. He was a member of the Sam’s Camping
Club; the Golden Age Club and the Senior Citizens Center of Perryville.
Survivors include his wife, Connie McNeal; one daughter, Anne
Wilson; one son, Chuck McNeal; a stepson, Bobby Wyatt; one brother, Hank
McNeal of Killeen, Texas; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at the First United
Methodist Church of Perryville with the Rev. Bill Buchannan officiating.
Interment will be at Pinecrest Memorial Park by Roller-Drummond Funeral
Home Southwest 455-5800.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wed-nesday
at the church. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church
Jerry Preston Norman, 51, painter and artist, of Bryant, died
Friday, May 24, 2002.
He was born Sept. 1, 1950, to Troy Norman and Ruby (McQuire)
Norman of Des Arc.
Survivors include three sons, Michael Holt of Little Rock, Daniel
Holt of Nebraska and Jeremy Norman of Illinois; two daughters, Stacey Polston
of Jacksonville and Samantha Bixby of Little Rock; two brothers, Roy Norman
and James (Shorty) Norman of Benton; three sisters, Virginia House of Little
Rock, Lillie Sliter of Dardanelle and Shelia Lewis of Hensley; his parents
Ruby and Neal Hicks of Houston; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces,
nephews and 12 grandchildren.
Alta May Brassfield Hanserd, 95, of Burley, Iowa, formerly of
Plumerville, died Sunday, June 2, 2002.
She was born Oct. 9, 1906, in Leando, Iowa, the daughter of
Jared and Lucinda Brown Brassfield. She worked for Mountain Bell Telephone
Company for several years, where she was a operator supervisor. She was
the widow of William Charles Hanserd.
There were no immediate survivors.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Rupert
Cemetery, with the Rev. Al Trachsel, officiating.
Arrangements are by the direction of Payne Mortuary.
Eva Dean Moore Perry, 73, of Morrilton, died Monday, June 3,
She was born March 17, 1929, in Plumerville, a daughter of Roy
Moore and Lena Stacks Moore. She was the widow of Kenneth Perry, and attended
Riverview Baptist Church.
Survivors include two brothers, Carl Moore and Dennis Moore,
both of Morrilton; two sisters, Marvell Lawson of Morrilton and Norma Jean
Levels of Jacksonville.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Harris
Chapel with Bro. Harvey Williams officiating. Burial will be at Wolfe Cemetery
at a later date. Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Orvil Tilmon Edmondson, 84, of Little Rock, died Monday, June
He was a member of the Assembly of God church, and a retired
farmer. He was the son of the late Noah Tilton and Jennie Katherine Horton.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Elizabeth Edmondson, three
sons, Bill Edmondson of Jacksonville, Jim Edmondson of Monroe, La., and
Dr. Ted Edmondson of Wynne; two sisters, Iva Mae Roberts of Walnut Grove,
Okla., and Lovie Hawkins of Perrvyille; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren,
and one great-great-grandchild.
A gathering in memory of Mr. Edmondson will be 11 a.m. today
(Wednesday) at Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth Chapel. Interment will follow
at Arkansas Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are by Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth Custom Funerals
and Cremations, 5800 W. 12th, Little Rock 661-9111. To sign the online
guest book, visit www.griffinleggett.com
Bertha Hebert, 94, of Sacramento, Calif., died April 17, 2002.
She was born Dec. 3, 1907, in Cleveland, a daughter of Will
and Ora Garlington White. She was a member of the Capitol City Seventh-day
Adventist Church in Sacramento.
There were no immediate survivors. Services and burial were