Miscellaneous Jefferson County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Bobby Kulbeth
December 15, 1931
July 17, 2004
Bobby G. Kulbeth, 72, of Pine Bluff died Saturday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 15, 1931, at Monticello, a son of the late D.C. Kulbeth and Mable Kulbeth Nichols. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was reared in Monticello where he received his early education. He attended Furr Business School at Pine Bluff. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked as an engine dispatcher and clerk for the Cotton Belt Railroad for 38 years before retiring in 1993. He was preceded in death by a sister, Opal Pharr. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Mazanti Kulbeth, whom he married on Nov. 17, 1956, at Pine Bluff; a son, Randy G. Kulbeth of Russellville; a daughter, Karen Anne Sutton of Pine Bluff; a brother, W.C. "Bill" Kulbeth of Pine Bluff; a sister, Genice Swanson of Corpus Christi, Texas; and three grandchildren. A rosary will be held at 5 p.m. today at Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Monsignor Jack Harris officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, P.O. Box 7434, Pine Bluff, AR 71611.

Clemon Spakes
June 9, 1919
July 16, 2004
Clemon "Smiley" Spakes, 85, of Pine Bluff, died Friday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born June 9, 1919, at the Herbine community near Rison to Cloud Spakes and Lillie Doss Spakes. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the 746th Tank Battalion. His unit served at the European Theatre landing at Normandy Beach on D-Day. He received five bronze stars for service to his country. He retired from the Pine Bluff Arsenal as a pipe fitter. He was a retired sergeant of the Arkansas National Guard. He was a member of the Olive Street Baptist Church where he served as an usher for many years. He was a Mason and a member of the Herbine Hunting Club. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Spakes, and a sister, Blanche Jacobs. He is survived by his wife, Faye Holderfield Spakes; one son, Roger L. Spakes of Pine Bluff; two daughters, Debbie Fontenot of Shreveport, La., and Lisa Ferguson of Woodlawn; one brother, George Spakes of Pine Bluff; one sister, Abbie Rawls of Fort Worth, Texas; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Buie Funeral Home in Risen with Roger Stewart and T. Fontenot officiating. Burial will follow at Prosperity Cemetery near Herbine. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Olive Street Baptist Church Building Fund, 1923 Olive Street, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 or the D-Day Museum in New Orleans, La.

Paul Young
May 12, 1920
July 17, 2004
Paul B. Young, 84, of Pine Bluff, died Saturday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born May 12, 1920, a son of the late J. Elmo Young and Edna Murry Young. He graduated from Malvern High School in 1938. He attended Hendrix College and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Law School in 1947. He served in the Army during World War II. He was admitted to the Arkansas Bar in 1947 and was a solo practitioner from 1947 until 1953 in Malvern. He worked as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Hot Spring County. He was a member of the law firm now known as Bridges, Young, Matthews and Drake. He was the senior partner of the Bridges firm from 1973 until his retirement in 1994. After retiring, he became "of Counsel" to the firm until his death. He served as chairman of the Arkansas Junior Bar Association and president of the Arkansas Bar Association. He also served as a member of the Arkansas Model Jury Instructions Committee (Civil) from its inception in 1962 until his retirement. He received the 1988-89 Outstanding Lawyer-Citizen Award from the Arkansas Bar Association. He was a member of Lakeside United Methodist Church, where he served as a Sunday School of the Wedding Ring Class for 25 years, chairman and member of the board of trustees and in a variety of other leadership roles. He was a member of the Pine Bluff School Board and served as president of Pine Bluff Rotary Club, Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce and Pine Bluff Fifty for the Future. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Marcella Batchelor Young; two sons, Paul B. Young Jr. of Little Rock and H. David Young of Little Rock; a sister, Mrs. Richard Pence of Conway and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lakeside United Methodist Church with the Revs. Jim Brooks and Ed Matthews officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Shadow Lawn Cemetery at Malvern by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors. Visitation with the family will be at the church. Memorials may be made to Lakeside United Methodist Church, 1500 Olive St., Pine Bluff, AR 71601.

Alice Tillman
November 21, 1951
July 13, 2004
GOULD -- Alice Faye Tillman, 52, of Gould, died Tuesday at her home. She was born Nov. 2, 1951, at Gould, a daughter of the late Willie Tillman and Tillar Tillman. She was a nursing assistant with Home Health. Survivors include one son, Kenneth Tillman of Gould; one daughter, Leslie Brown of Elizabethtown, Ky.; one brother, Willie L. Tillman of Gould; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bailey Chapel Church with the Rev. Travis Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Gould. Arrangements are by Davis Strickland Funeral Home of Dermott. Visitation will be held Monday at the church from 6 to 7 p.m.

Alton Garner
May 27, 1927
July 17, 2004
GRAPEVINE -- Alton Franklin "Pete" Garner, 77, of Grapevine, died Saturday at Rison Nursing Home at Rison. He was born May 27, 1927, a son of the late Andrew Franklin Garner and Bessie Rosie Gossien Garner. He attended Grapevine schools before he began a career as a cabinetmaker for Brown's Cabinet in Pine Bluff. He was a member of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by five sisters, Dicie Morris, Mayle Young, Winnie Hunt, Valerie Wilson and Frankie Hudson; two brothers, Alva E. Garner and Andy Dean Garner. He is survived by a daughter, Vickie Darlene Sullivant of Grapevine; a brother, Ralph Garner of Grapevine; and one grandson. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Buie Funeral Home at Sheridan with Luke Watson and the Rev. Roger Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Davis Cemetery near Grapevine. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hannelore Stone
May 8, 1953
July 15, 2004
PRATTSVILLE -- Hannelore "Lore" Stone, 51, of Prattsville, died Thursday at her home. She was born May 8, 1953, at Bad Kreuznach, Germany, a daughter of Gertrude Seyler of Bad Kreunach and the late Wilhelm Seyler. She was a Baptist. She worked at Allen Farms in Prattsville Other survivors include her husband, William Earnest Stone Sr.; .one sister of Germany; two stepsons, William Stone Jr. of Prattsville and Lonnie Stone of Fort Wayne, Ind.; four stepdaughters, Sue Davis of Portland, Ind., Dorothy Manning of Fort Wayne and Nellie Shockley and Maxine Betts, both of Muncie, Ind., nine step-grandchildren; two stepgreat grandsons and a care giver, Sherry Adair. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel at Sheridan with Jimmy Earl Brown officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Shiloh-Crossroads Cemetery near Higdon. Visitation will be help from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hugh E. Wagnon
June 23, 1931
July 23, 2004
Hugh E. Wagnon, 73, of Pine Bluff, died Friday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born June 23, 1931, in Banks, a son of the late Hugh E. Wagnon and Lula Watson Wagnon. He was raised and received his education in Banks. He was a carpenter for the International Paper Company in Pine Bluff for 38 years, retiring in 1990. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of Hazel Street Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Odell Wagnon, Glen Wagnon, Bernet Wagnon and Thelbert Wagnon. Survivors include his wife, Jeannine Wagnon; and four sisters, Maudelle Smith of Camden, and Mildred Steelman, Beadie Ross and Estelle McFarland, all of Banks. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Hazel Street Church of Christ with Charles Mackey officiating. Burial will be in Cypress Memorial Gardens Cemetery by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Hugh E. Wagnon Scholarship Fund, C/O Harding University Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 12238, Searcy, AR 72149-0001.

Louie A. Galloway
July 28, 1911
July 22, 2004
SPRINGDALE -- Louie A. Galloway Jr., 92, of Springdale, formerly of Pine Bluff, died Thursday. He was born on July 28, 1911, at Moscow to the late Louie Altheimer Galloway Sr. and Carrie Gould Galloway. Mr. Galloway was reared in and received his early education in Pine Bluff. His family moved to Eudora in 1931. He attended Monticello A & M College (now the University of Arkansas at Monticello) on a basketball scholarship. He served in the Navy during World War II, achieving the rank of Seaman First Class. He owned and operated Galloway Vendors Inc. of Pine Bluff, where in 1960 he invented and sold "Mr. Louie's Smokers" and won awards in state competition. He received a patent on the invention in 1963. He retired in 1996 and moved to Springdale. He worked for the Fayetteville Fairfield Inn until 2003. He was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church of Pine Bluff and a member of Civitan International. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Laws Galloway, whom he married April 17, 1934, at Pine Bluff; two brothers, Wilson Galloway and Sterling Galloway; and three sisters, June Galloway Roach, Helen Thompson and Carrie Galloway. Survivors include his son, Louie A. Galloway III of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Jessie Lynn Galloway Smith of Fayetteville; one sister, Dorothy Douglas of Kennewick, Washington; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church of Pine Bluff with the Rev. Harold Mitchell and Kenny Alderman officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Graceland Cemetery by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 501 E. 12th Ave., Pine Bluff, AR 71601, the Fayetteville School District for underprivileged kids, 1000 W. Stone St., Fayetteville, AR 72701 or the Pine Bluff School District for underprivileged kids, 1215 W. Pullen, Pine Bluff, AR 71601.

Lois Brogan
Oct. 2, 1935
July 23, 2004
TILLAR -- Lois Maxine Riley Brogan, 68, of Tillar, died Friday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. She was born Oct. 2, 1935, at Dumas, to the late Vernon Riley and Opal Kirtley Riley. She was a bookkeeper/office manager for 40 years at the Dumas Motor Company. She is preceded in death by a brother, Leon Riley; and a sister, Ella Mae Riley. She is survived by her husband, Bob Brogan; one son, Roger Milligan of Dumas; one stepson, Robie Brogan of Nobelsville, Ind.; one stepdaughter, Marie Saugey of Benton; two brothers, Vernon Riley Jr. and Ronnie Riley, both of Dumas; five sisters, Joyce Knight of Gould, Mary Jo Chance of McGehee, Frances Hill and Diane Fisher, both of Dumas, and Brenda Sarringer of Little Rock; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Dumas with the Revs. Walter Gilbreath and Ray McCarty officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Lake Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Home at Dumas. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Cancer Institute. John Norris, 86, of Pine Bluff, died Saturday at Semper Care. Arrangements will be announced by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors.

William Cagle
August 7, 1927
July 30, 2004
William Odell Cagle, 76, of Pine Bluff, died Friday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 7, 1927, at Pine Bluff, a son of the late Charlie William Cagle and Mittie Gober Cagle. He was reared at Pine Bluff and graduated from Watson Chapel High School. He served in the Navy during World War II. He worked at Southwestern Bell for 42 years before retiring in 1988. He was a member of Whiteville Missionary Baptist Church and the White Sulphur Lodge 122. He was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Cagle. Survivors include his wife, Louise Easterling Cagle, whom he married on June 20, 1953, at Pine Bluff; one son, David Cagle of St. Charles (Arkansas County); two daughters, Lynelle Thompson of Texarkana and Cindy Williams of Malvern; one brother, Louis Cagle of Tyler, Texas; three sisters, Genimae Hall and Eva Clowers, both of Heber Springs (Cleburne County), and Imogene Holloway of San Angelo, Texas; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors with Lowe Stone and Billy West officiating. Burial will be in Fitzhugh Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Katy Ruhl
September 26, 1920
July 27, 2004
Katy Jameson Ruhl, 83, of Pine Bluff, died Tuesday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 26, 1920, at Judsonia (White County), a daughter of the late John K. Jameson and Kathryn Ladd Jameson. She was educated at Bald Knob and was a beautician before becoming a sergeant in the Army during World War II. She worked for 25 years for Dillard's Department Store before retiring in 1989. She was a member of Carr Memorial United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Everett Ruhl; and two brothers, T. Ladd Jameson and James R. Jameson. Survivors include three sons, Franklin Eugene Ruhl, Michael Jameson Ruhl and Lawrence James Ruhl, all of Pine Bluff; a daughter, Janyth Ruhl Shaw of Pine Bluff; a brother, Kendrick Jameson of Bald Knob (White County); nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Carr Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Mary Susan Hilliard. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hale-South Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Carr Memorial United Methodist Church. The family will be at 202 W. 33rd Ave.


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