Miscellaneous Jefferson County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Johnny Bass
March 23, 1935
June 4, 2004
Johnny Carlton Bass, 69, of Pine Bluff, died Friday at his home. He was born March 23, 1935, at Camden, a son of the late Morris Bass and Esther Martin Bass. He attended Fairview High School at Camden. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1973 with a degree in accounting. He joined the Army while finishing school and served in Japan. He worked for the International Paper Co. at Camden and was transferred to Pine Bluff in 1959, where he worked in the finishing and shipping department. After graduating from college, he worked for the Health Care Facility and Hospital Co. as a business manager in Little Rock, Camden and Pine Bluff at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He retired from JRMC in 1994. He attended the First Baptist Church of Pine Bluff. He was preceded in death by one son, John Carlton Bass II; and one daughter, Janet Ellen Bass. Survivors include his wife, Patsy "Pat" Chambliss, whom he married on June 2, 1958, in Grant County; a son, Jason Bass of Maumelle; one daughter, Pamela Givens of White Hall; two brothers, Charles Bass of Camden and Billy Bass of Little Rock; and two grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Salem Cemetery at Bearden (Ouachita County) with Rev. Gordon Topping officiating. Burial will be handled by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Andrew Dolls
August 3, 1922
June 3, 2004
The Rev. Andrew Lee Dolls, 81, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday at Gardner Nursing Home at Star City. He was born Aug. 3, 1922, a son of the late Mack Dolls and Victoria Hartidge. Survivors include six sons, the Rev. Archie Dolls, the Rev. Victor Dolls and Freddie Dolls, all of Star City, Dreddie Dolls of England (Lonoke County), Gene Dolls of Pine Bluff and Jackie Dolls of Fort Worth; four daughters, Bobbie Thornton and Rosie L. Dolls, both of Pine Bluff, Hazel Hall of Little Rock and Angie Dolls of Star City; 34 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Services at Star City with the Rev. Archie Dolls officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Gardens Cemetery near Varner. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The body will be at the church until service time. The family will be at the home of Angie Dolls, 704 Cauley Circle, Star City.

Mary Mooneyhan
April 17, 1919
June 4, 2004
Mary Elizabeth Mooneyhan, 85, of Pine Bluff, died Friday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born April 17, 1919, at Pine Bluff, a daughter of the late John Benjamin Lawson and Annie Clark Lawson. She graduated from Pine Bluff High School. She worked in the dietary department at Davis Hospital for several years. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. There were no immediate survivors. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Drake Cemetery in Lincoln County with the Rev. Travis Smith officiating.

Jackie Lytle
November 10, 1938
June 5, 2004
MONTICELLO -- Jackie Dale Lytle, 65, of Monticello, died Saturday at Drew Memorial Hospital at Monticello. He was born Nov. 10, 1938, in Drew County, a son of the late Charlie Lytle and Nora Howard Lytle. He was a contractor. He was a member of Florence Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Survivors include his wife, Joy Phillips Lytle; three sons, Kevin Lytle, Brian Lytle and Shannon Lytle, all of Monticello; one brother, Robert Lytle of Monticello; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral at Monticello with the Rev. Jake Lindsey officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Marie Rawls
May 5, 1935
June 4, 2004
MONTICELLO -- Marie Jenkins Rawls, 69, of Monticello, died Friday at her home. She was born May 5, 1935, at Anniston, Ala., a daughter of the late Clifford Jenkins Sr. and Gertrude Pearl Martin Jenkins. She was a housewife. She was a member of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Rawls. Survivors include one son, Leon Rawls of Monticello; three daughters, Charlotte Ply and Karen Pierce, both of Monticello, and Joyce Raney; seven grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. today at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral at Monticello with the Rev. David Jacks officiating. Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery in Drew County.

Frances McWilliams
November 16, 1913
June 3, 2004
SHERWOOD -- Frances McWilliams, 90, of Sherwood, died Thursday at Arkansas Hospice at North Little Rock. She was born Nov. 16, 1913, at Pine Bluff, a daughter of the late Benny Richard Bridges and Hattie Lee Honey Bridges. She was reared at Pine Bluff and attended White Hall High School. She was a homemaker and worked as an Avon associate and was a voter representative. She was a member of Indianhead Lake Baptist Church at Sherwood, where she attended the Kaye and Alan Jenkins Sunday School Class. She was a life member of the National Parent Teacher Association. She was preceded in death on June 6, 2003, by her husband, Jack McWilliams, whom she married on June 6, 1937, at Little Rock. She was also preceded in death by a son, Ronnie McWilliams; a daughter, Jacqueline McWilliams; and four brothers. Survivors include two daughters, Pat Lewis of Fayetteville and Barbara Young of Collierville, Tenn.; one brother, Tilden Bridges of White Hall; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors at Pine Bluff with Rev. Mike Bowien officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Pine Bluff. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 5600 W. 12th St., Little Rock, AR 72204 or Indianhead Lake Baptist Church, 8601 Indianhead Drive, Sherwood, AR 72120. Jakie Johnson, 75, of Pine Bluff, died Friday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home.

Audie Grady
September 4, 1909
June 10, 2004
DUMAS -- Audie Reba Turner Grady, 94, of Dumas, died Thursday at Morrilton. She was born Sept. 4, 1909, in Logan County, a daughter of the late R.B. Turner and Mary Irene Earles Turner. She was a minister for 30 years at Pea Ridge Assembly of God Church. The present facilities were built under her leadership. She was also a member of Arkansas Council of the Assemblies of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyrus Grady; a son, Bobby Carol Grady; and two grandchildren. Survivors include seven sons, R.B. Grady, Dennis Grady, Wilburn Grady and Porchie Grady, all of Houston (Perry County), J.D. Grady of Fresno, Calif., Gary Grady of Montgomery, Ala., and Noah Grady of Mayflower (Faulkner County); two daughters, Wilma Scott of Fresno and Mary Wilkerson of Dumas; two sisters, Mildred Terry of Carlsbad, N.M., and Imogene Guest of Oneonta, Ala.; 31 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at First Assembly of God Church at Dumas with the Rev. Don Borland, Rev. Spencer Berry and the Rev. Carolyn Norris officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Lake Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas. Memorials may be sent to Hillcrest Children's Home at Hot Springs.

James Thompson
July 10, 1932
June 11, 2004
NEW EDINBURG -- James Willard "Jim" Thompson, 71, of New Edinburg (Cleveland County), died Friday at his home. He was born July 10, 1932 at New Edinburg, a son of the late John Newton Thompson Sr. and Gussie Mae Parrish Thompson. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of Disabled American Veterans. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by one brother, John N. Thompson Jr.; and two sisters, Margie Boryschtsck and Gladys Dean Thompson. Survivors include his wife, Alene Golden Thompson, whom he married on Jan. 17, 1955, at Greenville, Miss.; five sons, James William "Jimmy" Thompson of Haskell (Saline County), Jimmy Don Thompson of Pratt, Kan., Robert Dale Thompson of New Edinburg, Chris Thompson of Manning (Dallas County) and Richard Thompson of Hot Springs; two daughters, Teresa Brown and Nacole Thompson, both of New Edinburg; one brother, Gene Thompson of Conway; three sisters, Elizabeth Childress of Little Rock, Mildred Brown of New Edinburg and Jean Dutton of Pangburn (White County); nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Buie Funeral Home of Rison with Tony Atkins and Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Reaves Cemetery near New Edinburg. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Ella Collins, 66, of Pine Bluff, died Friday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Charles Linwood, 64, of Pine Bluff, died Saturday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Ruby Hill
February 19, 1928
June 18, 2004
Ruby Picklesimer Hill, 76, of Pine Bluff, died Friday at her home. She was born Feb. 19, 1928, a daughter of the late David B. Picklesimer and Sarah L. Chandler Picklesimer at Plumerville (Conway County). She was reared and educated at Plumerville, graduating from Plumerville High School. She moved to Pine Bluff in 1952 from Conway. She was co-owner of the Fillin Station Restaurant and worked at Dillard's Department Store for 13 years. She was a member of the Plumerville Methodist Church and the Pine Bluff Porcelain Artists. She was preceded in death on Sept. 12, 1985, by her husband, Alan M. Hill, whom she married on Sept. 19, 1952, at Pine Bluff; five brothers, Richard Picklesimer, John Picklesimer, Arthur Picklesimer, George Picklesimer and Bernard Picklesimer; and three sisters, Eva Stobaugh, Hazel Crawford and Jewell Allen. Survivors include a sister, Mildred Williams, and her caretaker and niece, Barbara Bowden. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors with Bob Harper officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

Robert Walters
November 29, 1924
June 18, 2004
Robert "Bob" Hames Walters, 79, of Pine Bluff, died Friday at his home. He was born Nov. 29, 1924, a son of the late Lace Right Walters and Dora Edith Hames Walters. He was retired from the Arkansas Highway Department and the Grant County Highway Department. Survivors include two sisters, Edith Manche of Pine Bluff and Dessie Western of Hooks, Texas; a step-son; two step-daughters; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Jackson Cemetery near Sheridan with the Rev. John Deacon officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home at Sheridan.

Ruby Reed
February 7, 1910
June 18, 2004
CLINTON, Tenn. -- Ruby B. Reed, 94, of Clinton, Tenn., formerly of Rowell (Cleveland County), died Friday. She was born Feb. 7, 1910, at Rowell, a daughter of the late Houston Reed and Theresa Roberts Reed. She was a homemaker and a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hughie L. Reed. Survivors include a daughter, Cora Hunt Wilburn of Clinton; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four step-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Center Missionary Baptist Church at Rowell with John Felts officiating. Burial will be in Rowell Cemetery by Buie Funeral Home of Rison.

Charles Hackney
April 23, 1935
June 17, 2004
SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Charles L. Hackney, 69, of San Angelo, Texas, formerly of Star City, Ark., died Thursday at his home. He was born April 23, 1935, at Star City, a son of the late Tommy Clifford Hackney and Retha Mae Muckleroy Hackney. He was a retired truck driver and timberman. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Rhonda Hackney and Kathy Hackney. Survivors include his wife, Erma J. Cooper Hackney; two sons, Ronnie Hackney of Star City and Billy Hackney of San Angelo; one daughter, Toni Jo Hackney Heredia of Star City; a brother, Donald Hackney of Star City; four sisters, Bobbie Jean Bull of Fayetteville, Ark., Willene Chatham of Star City, Christine Woods of Fort Smith, Ark., and Tommye Lynn Morgan of Malvern, Ark.; and three grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Jones Cemetery near Star City with Carl Gene Holloway officiating. Burial will be by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City.


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