James C. Dixon
James C. Dixon, 69, of Russellville, died Saturday (July 26, 1997)
at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center.
He was born April 27, 1928 at Atkins to William and Myrtle Haralson
Dixon; married Thelma Standridge Dixon on Sept. 5, 1948; was a forklift
operator with ConAgra Frozen Foods; preceded in death by his parents, his
step-mother, Myrtle Smith Dixon; a brother, L. D. Dixon and a sister, Audra
Marie Dixon, and was a member of the Adoration Church in Atkins.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Standridge Dixon of Russellville;
a son, James Glen Dixon of Russellville; three daughters and one son-in-law,
Linda and Carl Price of Russellville, Brenda Dixon of Little Rock and Janie
Dixon of Gosnell; a sister, Mary Lois Lewallen of Russellville; nine step-brothers
and step-sisters; two grandchildren, Lisa and Scotty White of London and
Karla Price of Russellville; a grandson, James Wheeler of Little Rock;
two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was Tuesday morning at the Adoration Church by Bro.
Charlie Casto and assisted by Rev. Clinton Reddell. Burial was in Pisgah
Cemetery at Pottsville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.
Pallbearers were Harold Bryant, Richard Fryer, Jim Hemmer, Larry Lewallen,
Jimmy Cothren, Ricky Prater. Honorary were the Adoration Church.
Mrs. Mary Alice Keilch, 102, of Dardanelle died Monday (July 28, 1997)
at Atkins Nursing Center.
She was born July 10, 1895 at Dover to Judge John H. and Mary A. Jones
Bullock; a charter member of Dardanelle Business and Professional Women's
Club and a member of the Russellville chapter of American Association of
Retired Persons and Dardanelle Presbyterian Church, where she served as
deacon, teaching elder and president of the women's organization; she was
preceded in death by her husband, Richard F. "Buddy" Keilch; a son, Richard
F. Keilch Jr.; a daughter, Alice Mae McCarson and a granddaughter, Patricia
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Pat Keilch of
Little Rock; a daughter, Mrs. John L. Meyer of Winlock, Wash.; four grandchildren,
three great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Funeral service will be Thursday morning at 11 a.m. at Dardanelle Presbyterian
Church by Rev. Nancy Covington. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery by
Cornwell Funeral Service.
Austin McKenzie Hegeman, 5, of Atkins died Saturday, July 1, 2000,
at the Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock following a brave battle
He was preceded in death by a great grandmother, Violet Parker, and
a cousin, Samuel Thomas Miller.
Survivors include his parents, Blaine and Sheila Miller Hegeman of
Atkins; two brothers, Spencer and Ben Hegeman of Atkins; grandparents,
Thomas and Barbara Miller of Dardanelle and Bill and Mable Hegeman of Atkins;
great-grandfather, Joe Bill Parker of London; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins,
relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Monday, July 3, at the Dardanelle Funeral Service
Chapel with the Rev. Peggy Duval officiating. Burial was at the Chickalah
Cemetery in Dardanelle. Arrangements were in the care of the Dardanelle
Harvey Joe Mathes, 39, of Morrilton, died Sunday (Oct. 10, 1999) at
He was born April 21, 1960, in Morrilton to the late Harvey Mathes
and Dollie Venable Mathes. He was employed by M&M Rock Company in Conway.
Survivors include his mother, Dollie Mathes of Morrilton; a son, Zachary
Mathes of Morrilton; a daughter, Shena R. Williams of Conway; two brothers,
Charlie Stain and Andy Mathes both of Morrilton; two sisters, Audrey Ann
Bryant of Morrilton and Betty Ward of Plumerville, and one grandchild,
Austin Thomas Williams.
Funeral service was Tuesday afternoon at the Bob Neal and Sons Funeral
Home Chapel by Bro. Henry Clark and Bro. Samuel Freeman. Burial was in
Perry Cemetery. Arrangements were by Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Donnie Ray Harris, George Harris, Otis Story, Andy
Mathes, J. B. Mathes and Gary Moses.
Ruby Lee Maxwell
Ruby Lee Cape Maxwell, 80, of Morrilton (formerly of Atkins), died
Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999.
he was born May 8, 1919 in Chickalah to the late James Wiley and Eartha
Earles Cape. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Maxwell,
a half-sister, Nellie Newton, a son, a daughter, and a grandson. She was
a member of the Assembly of God.
Survivors include two sons, Earnest Maxwell, Jr., of Pine Bluff, and
Don Maxwell of Atkins; six grandchildren, Ronnie of DeValls Bluff, Harold
of Nashville, Betty and Timothy of Little Rock, April Thompson and Jason
Maxwell both of Atkins; seven great-grandchildren and a number of nieces
Funeral service will be this afternoon (Wednesday) at 2 at the Lemley
Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. W. A. Berg. Burial will be in the Bells Chapel
Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lemley Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Jason Maxwell, John Thompson, Tommy Harris, Jr.,
Matt Cummins, and Larry and Melvin Johnsgard.
Harlie Nina Dee Murdoch, of Atkins, died Tuesday, Oct 1, 2002. She
was a homemaker and a member of the Atkins First Baptist Church.
She was born Dec. 9, 1913, in Pope County, and was the daughter of
the late Porter and Jean Howard Hill.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hugh E. Murdoch, a brother,
Sidney Hill and two sisters, Maxine Gross and Johnnie McGowan and her grandparents
who raised her, A.B. and Mary Elizabeth Lemley Hill Bates.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Kathy Murdoch
of Atkins and David and Margaret Murdoch of Broken Arrow, Okla.; one daughter
and son-in-law, Jean and Jeff Fryer of Atkins; six grandchildren, Joe DuVall
and wife, Marsha of Russellville, Tamara Jenkins and husband, James of
Atkins, Mark Murdoch and wife, Gail of Atkins, Amy Dunlap and husband,
Jon of Russellville, Tessa Murdoch of Broken Arrow, Okla., Amber Wubbe
and husband, Jeff of Broken Arrow, Okla.; six great-grandchildren, Kelsea
and McKenzie Duvall, Moira Murdoch, Zack Murdoch, Carly Dunlap and Brianna
Funeral was Thursday, Oct. 3 at Lemley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robbie
Jackson officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service.
Pallbearers were Bobby Lane Pitts, David Pitts, Tim Murdoch, Jamie
Gilbert, Greg Nelson, and Wayne Ollis.
Memorials may be made to the Russellville Second Baptist Church, 1100
North Frankfort, Russellville, Ar. 72801.
Mary Elizabeth Nahlen, 87, of Atkins died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002,
at The Atkins Nursing Center.
She was born July 15, 1915, in the South New Hope Community in Russellville.
She was the daughter of the late William and Lilly Belle Faulkner Harvill.
She was a retired lab technician at the Atkins Pickle Plant and a member
of the Atkins Church of the Assumption.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
William Nahlen, one sister and three brothers.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, William Joseph and Pat
Nahlen of Atkins; two granddaughters, Barbara Casto of Atkins and Karen
White of Russellville; one step-grandson, Bobby LaJoie of Atkins; one step-granddaughter,
Tami Sorrels of Indianapolis, Ind.; one great-grandson, James Casto of
Atkins, and five step-great-grandchildren, Dawson, Will and Luke Sorrels
of Indianapolis, Ind., and Katie and Lacie LaJoie of Russellville.
Funeral services were Monday at Atkins Church of the Assumption with
Father Vincent Flusche officiating. Burial was in Atkins Catholic Cemetery
by Lemley Funeral Service.
Pallbearers were Joe Vidunas, Kris Wells, James Casto, Ron Blalack,
Bobby LaJoie and Lynn Embry. Honorary bearers were Johnny Nahlen, Ron Lawrenz,
Tim Lawrenz and Mike Warren.
Wendell Sanders, 43, of Dover died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at his home.
Born Oct. 27, 1956 at San Jose, Calif., he was an employee of the maintenance
department at the Dana Corporation and a member of the Poor Boys Club.
Survivors include his wife, Ginger Sanders; a son and daughter-in-law,
Darren and Marnee Sanders of Russellville; a daughter, Angel Sanders of
Pottsville; a step-son, Jason Spradlin of Oklahoma; his father and step-mother,
J.L. and Vivian Sanders of Nogo; his mother, Lavern Marable of Russellville;
two brothers, Lynn Sanders and Gerald Sanders, both of Dover; a step-brother,
Paul Kendrick of Rogers; a half-sister, Patricia Carter of Russellville;
a step-sister, Pam Rolland of Dardanelle; two grandchildren, Laken Davis
of Pottsville and Alyssa Sanders of Russellville; and two step-grandchildren,
Christopher and Caala Cox, both of Russellville.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 21, at the Shinn Chapel with
the Rev. Dean Caldwell officiating. Burial was a Rock Springs Cemetery,
Active pallbearers will be Johnny Henderson, Tony Hernandez, Wayne
Titsworth, Troy Morris, Gary Black and Gary Clair.
Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Bates and Mitchell Collins.
Memorials may be made to the Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas
Hospice, 103 West Parkway, Suite 2, Russellville, Ark. 72801.
Willis Curtis Hill, 82, of North Little Rock, formerly of Hot Springs,
died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at home.
He was a member of the Baptist Church of Hot Springs and a laborer
in a workshop at Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lue Nichols Hill.
Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-law, Wayne Curtis Hill of
North Little Rock and Coy Alan and April Christina Hill of Damascus; two
grandsons, Alan Curtis and Jesse Alan Hill, both of Damascus; a sister,
Reccie Parker of Hot Springs; and a mother-in-law, Marilyn Kay Taylor of
Graveside service was June 4 at the Shiloh Cemetery in Atkins with
the Rev. David Downum officiating. Burial was by Lemley Funeral Service
Raymond Wayne Robinson
Raymond Wayne Robinson, 79, of Atkins, died Sunday, April 21, 2002.
He was born August 21, 1922, in Pope County, and was the son of the
late Roy and Grace Mae Coley Robinson. He was an Army Veteran of World
War II and a member of the Atkins Riding Club. He was retired from the
City of Atkins Street Department.
Survivors include his wife, Opal A. Robinson of Atkins, several nieces
Graveside service is at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at Shady
Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Geno Johnston. Burial will be in Shady Grove
Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service.
Active pallbearers will be Mike Huffman, Mark Patterson, Brent Duvall,
Shawn Wheeler, David Duvall, and Jerry Fred Duvall.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Hefner, Thomas Duvall, Burl Duvall,
and Jim Jackson.
Darrell Dean Millsap, 46, of Russellville died Sunday, June 18, 2000.
He was born March 8, 1954, in Newton County and was the son of the
late Claude Odell Millsap and Lorene Burks Millsap Armsteadt. He was self-employed
and a Free Will Baptist.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kisha Louise Millsap.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Millsap of Russellville; two step-daughters,
Jenny Williams of Appleton and Kim Hearing of Buttermilk; one step-son,
Jeremy Crisenberry of Russellville; his mother and step-father, Lorene
and Henry Armsteadt of Russellville; six sisters, Mary Irene Freeman and
Linda Kay Kinslow of Dover, Carol Willfond of Hector, Lisa Darlene Mullins
of Hickory Ridge, Thelma Louise Engle and Janis Marie Willfond of Buttermilk;
two brothers, Johnny Ray Millsap and James Dale Millsap of Russellville;
five step-sisters, Mary Whorton, Trudy Hardman, Judy Poczik, and Evelyn
Ennis, all of Dardanelle; and Pat Gullett of Morrilton; two step-brothers,
Doyle W. Armsteadt of Russellville and Chess L. Armsteadt of Harrisburg;
and four grandchildren.
Funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Gospel Light Free Will Baptist
Church with the Rev. Thelbert Dixon officiating. Burial will be at Hartman
Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy, Bill and Odell Millsap, Perry Chavers, Stephen
Heath, Charles Engle, David Searcy, Larry Chavers, Jerry Thacker, and Kenny
Lem V. Duvall
Lem V. Duvall, 93, of Russellville, died Feb. 4, 2001.
He was born Jan. 16, 1908, Sunday, in Pine Hill and was the son the
of the George W. (Bob) and Dimmie Chronister Duvall. He was a retired farmer,
timber worker and member of Happy Valley Assembly of God Church.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Duvall; a sister, Sarah
(Sis) Chronister; and two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Erin Duvall.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Warren Duvall; one son and daughter-in-law,
Clifton and Newana Duvall; one grandson and his wife, Paul Wayne and Janis
Duvall; one granddaughter and her husband, Jan and Johnny Johnston, all
of Russellville; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Happy Valley Assembly
of God Church with the Rev. Michael Burden and the Rev. Bob Alexander officiating.
Burial was at the Suggs Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service.
Active pallbearers were Dusty, Seth, Zachary and Ethan Duvall, and
Brad and Jamie Johnston. Honorary pallbearers were Burl J. (Jack) Duvall,
Jim Welch, Quentin Wright, L.B. Duvall, Paul Ray Reed, Warren Cochran,
Floyd Byrum, Greg Murphy, Dr. Robert Thurlby, and Joe and Ed Chronister.
Memorials can be made to the Suggs Cemetery Fund, c/o Paul Wayne Duvall,
5140 SR 326, Russellville, Ark., 72802.
Era E. (Hale) Fargo, 81, of Atkins died Wednesday, June 14, 2000.
She was born April 3, 1919, in Morrilton, and was the daughter of Allen
Nelson and Vona Bennet Noland. She was retired from Ball Glass Company.
Survivors include two sons, Allen and Samuel Hale of Atkins; three
daughters, Shirley Farmer of Houston, AR, Patsy Jo Fredrick of Morrilton,
and Billie Jean Nowlin of Blackwell; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren,
and three great-great-grandchildren.
Grave side funeral services were Friday, June 16 at Elmwood Cemetery
in Morrilton with the Rev. Randall Williams officiating. Burial was at
Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service.
Shannon Millikin, 67, of Atkins died Friday, June 16, 2000, at Baptist
Medical Center in Little Rock.
He was the son of the late William Floyd and Della Gray Millikin and
was born Oct. 6, 1932, at Hector. He was a retired dump truck driver, a
U.S. Army veteran and attended the Blackwell Full Gospel Assembly.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Millikin. He is survived
by his wife, Joanne Canady Millikin; one son, Randy Millikin of Oden, AR;
three daughters, Janet Biggs, Darlene Hill and Jeannie Holland, all of
Atkins; six grandchildren, Amber and Lucus Blalack, Matthew Banks, Dustin
Biggs, and Brittni and Keisha Millikin; his former wife and mother of his
children, Clara Millikin.
Funeral service was Monday at the Blackwell Full Gospel Assembly with
the Rev. Charlie Casto, the Rev. Ray Smith, and the Rev. J.C. Kinder officiating.
Burial was at Oakland Cemetery at Atkins by Shinn Funeral Service.
Pallbearers were Vernon Jones, Gary Boyce, Donald Harelson, Larry Glenn
Goodwin, Teddy Sweeden, and Jody Peak.
Emma Lee Crowe
Emma Lee Crowe, 89, of Russellville died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000.
Born Sept. 20, 1910 in Newton County, Ark., the daughter of the late
Charles and Virginia Hudson Nelson, she was a housewife, a member of the
Assemblies of God, the RWBA Bowling League and was an avid quilter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Odes J. Crowe; a son, Odes
Ray Crowe; two brothers, Willie and Fred Nelson; and two sisters, Cleora
Dotson and Goldie Payne.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Mary Crowe of
Pottsville; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Sam Jamell of Russellville;
one daughter-in-law, Wilma Crowe of Dover; a brother, Oscar Nelson of Dover;
a sister, Florence Metz of Little Rock; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren,
and six great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial was Wednesday, August 9, at North New
Hope Cemetery in Dover with the Rev. Norman Chenowith officiating. Memorials
may be made in care of Donna Blakey, c/o Hospice of the Area Agency on
Aging, 103 W. Parkway Dr., Russellville.
Clarence Speer, Jr.
Clarence Williams Speer, Jr., 71, of Woodland Hills, Calif., passed
away July 8, 2000.
He was born Oct. 22, 1928, in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Clarence W. Speer
and Opal Stout Speer.
He married Mary Ann Throgmorton in Texas on Oct. 9, 1948. Together
they moved to Los Angeles, Calif. from Oklahoma City in 1957. He retired
from The Los Angeles Times as Assistant Director of Circulation on April
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann; and his mother, Opal Speer,
93, of Tyler, Texas.
He was the cherished father of Clarence William III and his wife Susan
of Woodland Hills; and Mark Wilson and his wife Sheryl of Agoura, Calif.
Adored grandfather to Shelby Ann, Jennifer Marie, Adam Michael and
Amanda Marie. Brother to Sue Osborne and her husband Dewayne of Tyler,
A memorial was held on Friday, July 14, at the FirstUnited Methodist
Church in Canoga Park, Calif.
George W. Curry
George W. Curry, 83, of London, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000 at the
University of Arkansas Medical System at Little Rock.
Born March 30, 1917, in Dover, a son of George and Hettie Hickey Curry,
he married Ruby Burris Curry on April 15, 1956 in Los Angeles, Calf. He
retired as superintendent of schools from Clever, Mo., working many years
in Texas, Arkansas and Missouri. He was an Army Veteran of WWII and a member
of the First United Methodist Church in Russellville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Reece Curry and an
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Burris Curry of London; a son and
daughter-in-law, George and Pam Curry of London; a daughter and son-in-law,
Rosemary and Joel Starry in Mequon, Wis.; three grandchildren, George Dustin
Curry, Brent Dolan Curry, both of London, and Ashley Rose Starry of Mequon
Wis.; one brother, Fletcher Curry of Caruthers, Calif.; one sister-in-law,
Ruth Burris of Russellville; two brothers-in-law, Roy Burris of Dover and
Troy Burris of Russellville; nemerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Humphrey Chapel with
the Rev. Mackey Yokem officiating. Burial was at the Shiloh Cemetery at
Atkins under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be
made to First United Methodist Church in Russellville.
Pallbearers were Leonard Elliot, Mike Miller, Erie Crouch, Brent Maples,
Charles Little, and Buddy Hayes.
Irene Sturgis, 95, of Russellville died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at
St. Mary's Regional Medical Center.
A daughter of the late John and Molly Hatley Jones, she was born April
6, 1905, at Dover. A long-time resident of Dover, she was the widow of
Mack Sturgis and a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by a son, Harold Sturgis.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Bobbye and Charles McAlister
of Russellville; a brother and sister-in-law, I.F. and Lorene Jones of
Little Rock; one sister, Bertha Moore of Wichita, Kan.; six grandchildren,
Charlene Edgar of Broken Arrow, Okla. Mike McAlister of Russellville, Rene
Sturgis of San Antonio, Texas, Jamie Sullivan of Springdale, Jill Bundick
of Tyler, Texas and Nisi Sturgis of Conway; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services was Friday at the Dover Church of Christ with Julian
Reynolds and Travis Sweet officiating. Burial was at McFadden Cemetery
Active pallbearers were Mike and Brad McAlister, Steve Edgar, John
Ed Moore, Roger Jones and Cecil Loveless.
Honorary pallbearers include her sewing club and staff and residents
Memorials may be made to the Dover Church of Christ, P.O. Box 299,
Dover, 72837 or Camp Caudle, 857 SR164, Dover, 72837.
Miss Erma Alewine
Miss Erma Ruth Alewine, 95, of Waycross, Ga., died Thursday morning,
Dec. 7 in Satilla Care Center following a long illness.
She was a native of Atkins, but had lived in Waycross since 1986. She
was the daughter of the late John J. Alewine and Bessie Talley Alewine.
She worked as a Contommerter Operator in San Francisco, Calif., for 45
years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Charles Wesley
Sunday School Class and Circle No. 5.
Survivors include one brother, Lafe Alewine of Waycross; two sisters-in-law,
Martha Alewine of Waycross and Mildred Alewine of Hot Springs; and one
close friend, Evelyn Britt of Waycross.
Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 10 in the Chapel of Music Funeral
Home. Burial was at the Oakland Cemetery in Waycross.
Ed Daniels, 64, of North Little Rock died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000.
He was employed by Hall Tank Company for 31 years and was a member of Crescent
Lodge No. 403.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Daniels; two sons, Steve Daniels
and his wife, Cheryl, of Conway, Mike Daniels and his wife, Charlotte,
of North Little Rock; four grandchildren, Kyle and Kayla Daniels, Whitney
and Brett Daniels; his mother, Pauline Daniels; and sister, Paula Pack,
both of North Little Rock.
Funeral services were last Saturday at North Little Rock Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Taylor officiating. Burial was at Rest Hills
Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Conway High School Athletic Department,
Burns Park Girls Softball Association, or North Little Rock High School
Betty Jane McKinney Baker, 74, of Russellville, the widow of William
E. "Bill" Baker, Sr., died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000 at Johnson Regional
Medical Center in Clarksville.
A daughter of the late Doyle and Johnnie Mae Parrish McKinney, she
was born Sept. 12, 1926, at Atkins. She was a member of the Second Baptist
Church of Russellville.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, William E., Jr., and
Janie Lee Baker, and Robert Paul and Debbie Baker, all of Russellville;
a daughter and son-in-law, Judy K. and Jerry Robertson of Chicago, Ill.;
six grandchildren, Tanya Boyer, Sarah Matchett, Paul, Phillip, Michaelle
and Daniel Baker; and three great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jonah and Hanna
Graveside service and burial were Friday, Sept. 22 at Oakland Cemetery
in Russellville with the Rev. David McLemore officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 521 South
Rock, Suite 103, Little Rock, Ark. 72202.
Ronald Harris, 50, of Russellville, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001,
He was born on July 31, 1950 in Russellville and a son of Emma Jane
Mason Harris of Russellville and the late Grady Levi Harris.
He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Gerald
Robinson of Pottsville; and three aunts, Betty Phillips of Havana, Pat
Kirkley of Russellville and Opal Kirby of Jonesboro.
The body was cremated and the family will conduct a private memorial
service at a later date.
W.A. Lemley, of St. Louis, Mo. died Tuesday, March 20, 2001.
He was born in Appleton in 1918 and was the son of Cora and Elbert
(Elb) Lemley. He was a graduate of Atkins High School in 1936 and was a
retired real estate agent.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Norton Lemley; one son, Al Lemley
of St. Louis, Mo.; four daughters, Phyllis Young Lemley of St. Louis, Dr.
Shelia Lemley of St. Louis, Mo., Mary Lou Lemley of San Francisco, Cal.,
and Patricia Lemley of Washington, D.C.
He was buried in the National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.
George Edmond Mayhew, 89, of Clarkton, Mo, died Sunday, April 1, 2001
in Campbell, Mo.
He was born Jan. 11, 1912, and was the son of the late William Bailey
and Sarah Bates Mayhew. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the
Malden American Legion Post #293. He was a retired Paper Mill millrite.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pearl May Ross Mayhew,
his second wife; Ruth Reese Mayhew; a son, Kenneth Mayhew; seven brothers,
William Monroe, Harrison Henry, Ora Lee, James Moses, Roy, Luther and Clyde
Mayhew; and one sister, Margarette Elizabeth Mayhew.
Survivors include two sons, William Mayhew and wife, Korolyn of Pipecreek,
Texas and Phil Mayhew and wife, Shirley of Niles, Mich.; two step-daughters,
Glenda Mills of Clarkton, Mo. And Katheryn Reese of St. Louis, Mo.; four
grandchildren, Sandra Horn, David, Bryan and Mike Mayhew; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Thursday, April 5, at the Adams Cemetery
in Johnson County.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday at the Lemley Chapel.
Marvin "Al" Bewley
Marvin "Al" Bewley, 53, of Dover, died Monday, June 25, 2001 at his
residence in Dover.
He was born on August 25, 1947 at Four Corners, Ariz., to Marvin and
Myrtle Bewley. He married Jeanette on August 25, 1964 at Bloomfield, Mo.
He was a supervisor with ConAgra for 32 years.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Bewley; a son, Edward Allen Bewley
of Dover; three daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and James Deuerling and
Toni and J.J. Johnson all of Dover, and Melissa and Ern Dale of London;
10 grandchildren, Lucas Allen Bewley of Pottsville, Ashley and Amanda Johnson,
Jamie Deurling, Courtney Freeman, and Nathan Johnson all of Dover, Levi,
Caleb, Ben and Becca Dale all of London; two brothers, Butch Bewley of
Redding, Calif. And John Bewley of Dardanelle; three sisters, Margaret
Archer of Redding, Calif, Jeanette Montero of Pottsville, and Sheila Mealer
of Paragould; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28 at the Humphrey Chapel
officiated by Rev. Jeff Paxton and Curtis Sawyer. Burial will be at the
Shiloh Cemetery at Atkins under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Active pallbearers will be Doy England, Chris Tinnell, Bill Burdine,
Rick Watson, Jeff Petty, and Billy Walters. Honorary pallbearers will be
Jesse Minnie, and Larry Wilbanks.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, C/O Mrs. Jeff
Mobley, Memorial Chairman, 225 Skyline Drive, Russellville, AR, 72802.
Joyce Ann Dewars, 46, a resident of Porterville, died in Visala on
Tuesday, May 15, 2001.
Mrs. Dewars was born in Russellville. She was a resident of, Porterville
for four years and previously a lifelong resident of Strathmore. She graduated
from Strathmore Union High School in1973. She was a homemaker and Avon
She was preceded in death by a grandson in 1995.
Survivors included a daughter, Angie Dixon of Mimbres, N.M; three brothers,
James and Kenneth Chenowith of Strathmore, and Thomas Chenowith of Lamar,
a sister, Betty Weatherley of Strathmore; and one grandchild.
A graveside service was held Monday at Lindsay-Strathmore Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Poplar Assembly of God, P.O.
Box 3246, Poplar, Calif., 93258.
Arrangements are under the direction of Webb-Sanders Funeral Home.
Paul Don Norman
Paul Don Norman, 51, of Atkins, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001.
He was born Nov. 19, 1949, in Atkins and was the son of Ruth Helen
Bewley Norman and the late Elbert F. "Rabbit" Norman. He was a retired
laboratory technician at Taber Metals, Inc. and was a member of the Atkins
United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Vicky Norman of Atkins; two sons and a
daughter-in-law, Robert W. Norman of Atkins and Michael Paul and Monica
Norman of Pasadena, Texas; his mother, Ruth Helen Bewley Norman of Atkins;
two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Lillie Norman and Bud and Brenda
Norman, all of Atkins; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Pansy and
Jack Reid of Longview, Wash., Helen Austin, Sue and Edward Chancey, and
Brenda and Danny May all of Atkins; and one granddaughter, Cortney Elizabeth
Funeral services were Saturday, November 10, 2001 at the Lemley Funeral
Chapel with the Rev. Norris Steel officiating. Burial was in the Atkins
City Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Services.
Pallbearers were Wade Carson, Robert Prochazka, Edward Chancey, Danny
May, Eddie Norman, and Robert Charles Norman.
Memorials can be made to the Atkins First United Methodist Church,
c/o Maribeth Durbin, 206 NW 17th Street, Atkins, Ark. 72823, or Atkins
Christian Center, c/o Bobby Norman, 508 NW 6th Place, Atkins, Ark. 72823.
Raymond Reed, 66, of Atkins, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at St.
Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.
A son of the late Rufus and Annie Rackley Reed, he was born Jan. 28,
1936, at Atkins. He was a truck driver, and attended the Newton Springs
Full Gospel Church.
Survivors include his wife, Imogene Reed; two sons and daughter-in-law,
Larry Ray and Robin Reed and Adrain Deon Reed, all of Atkins; two daughters
and sons-in-law, Connie and Rick Green of Pottsville, Carol and Roy Wygal
of Hector; a brother, Paul Ray Reed of Atkins; a sister, Ester Mae Duvall
of Atkins; four grandchildren, Jessica Wygal and Mickey Wygal, both of
Hector and John David Walker and Michelle Walker, both of Pottsville.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Happy Valley Assembly
of God Church with Rev. Bob Branch and Rev. Rick Green officiating. Burial
was in Shiloh Cemetery, north of Atkins.
Active pallbearers were Robert Hull, Jeff Howell, Mickey Wygal, John
Walker, Sam Reed, Vince Pack, Bruce Summers and Michael Parks.
Rex W. Ledford
Rex W. Ledford, 86, a resident of Atkins, died Sunday, July 29, 2001,
at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville.
He was born April 23, 1915 in Nashville, Ark. and was a son of the
late C.S. and Matie Elizabeth Taylor Ledford. He was a member of the Blackwell
Full Gospel at Blackwell; was retired from the Senior Companion Program;
and was a retired funeral director and embalmer having worked in Dulan
Funeral Home and Pince Funeral Home, both in Conway, for numerous years.
He did a lot of charity work for the needy, and enjoyed bingo with his
Survivors include his wife, Lucille C. Davidson Ledford of Atkins;
three step-sons, Rev. J.W. Heflin of Dover, James Heflin of Hector, and
James Brents of Atkins; six step-daughters, Melva Estes of North Little
Rock, Linda Reddell of Dover, Retha Vangilder of Sand Springs, Okla., Patsy
Brents of Atkins, Margaret Nahlens of Ocean Springs, Miss. and Linda Staen
of Russellville; 37 step-grandchildren; 62 step-great grandchildren; six
step-great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and other
relatives and friends.
The funeral was Tuesday, July 31 at the Blackwell Full Gospel Church
at Blackwell with Rev. J.W. Heflin and Rev. Ray Smith officiating. Burial
was in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Atkins under the direction of Shinn
Pallbearers were Allen Heflin, Lindsey Duvall, Albert "Doc" Duvall,
Darin Brents, Randal Patrick, and Richard Patrick.
Jewel Dean Pope Holyfield, 61, of Atkins, died Monday, July 30, 2001.
She was born September 26, 1939, and was the daughter of the late William
Jesse and Beatrice Dunn Pope. She worked at the Deli at Food For Less and
was a member of the Bells Chapel Ada Assembly of God Church.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Holyfield; a grandson,
Justin Allen Holyfield; two brothers, William "Bill" Pope and Luther Pope;
and one sister, Annie Pope May.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Tommy Allen and Charlene
Holyfield of Atkins; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Mark Motley,
and Diana and David Hill, all of Atkins; seven grandchildren, Dustin Wiliker,
Ryan Motley, Eric Motley, Jessica Holyfield, Lindsay Roggenback, Charles
Freeman and David Hill, all of Atkins; two great-grandchildren, Dalton
and Audrey Williker; two brothers, Jimmy Pope of Malvern and Wayne Pope
of Dunbarrel, Texas; and five sisters, Lula McCain of Atkins, Ollie Moore
of Hot Springs, Bessie Patrick of Malvern, Judy Stacks of Mayflower and
Marilyn Reynolds of Atkins.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001 at the Bells Chapel Ada
Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Peggy Duvall officiating. Burial was
in the Bells Chapel Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service.
Pallbearers were Gary and Jeff Willcutt, Jerry Patrick, Brett Stacks,
Mike Black, Charlie Mathis, Danny May and Paul Reynolds.
Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association of Arkansas,
211 Natural Resources Dr., Little Rock, Ark. 72205.
Charles 'Gene' Clement
Charles "Gene" Clement, 59, of Russellville, died Sunday, September
He was born Oct. 3, 1941 in Haleyville, Ala., and was the son of the
late C.T. and Lona Toore Clement. He had been a machinist at Rockford Screw
Co., Rockford, Ill.; worked at Con-Agra in Russellville, and owned Clement
Small Engine Shop in Russellville. He was an Army Veteran.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Stella Waid.
Survivors include his daughter, Laura Clement of Rockford, Ill.; a
son, Thomas Clement of Russellville; two brothers, Gary Clement of Atkins
and Richard Clement of Pottsville; three sisters, Gwen Morrison of Atkins,
Millie Griffith and Jimmie Tidwell, both of Russellville; and one grandson,
Gjourdan Hardy of Rockford.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 27,
2001 at the Lemley Funeral Chapel with David Downum officiating.
Earnest Ray Waid, 88, of Dardanelle died Wednesday, Sept.26 at his
Born Oct.1, 1912, at Chickalah, he was son of the late Henry Oscar
and Norma Havens Waid and retired from the Arkansas Highway Department.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lawana Jennings; a brother, Chester
Waid; a sister, Pauline Sullivan; and a great-granddaughter, Jennifer Jennings.
Survivors include his wife, Vorene Waid; a son and daughter-in-law,
Wendell and Anita Waid of North Little Rock; two daughters and sons-in-law,
Betty and Jim Warlick of Pocola, Okla. and Linda and Charles Jennen of
Van Buren; another son-in-law, Bobby Jennings of Oppelo; a brother, Alton
Waid of Osage Beach, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and
several nephews and nieces.
Funeral was Friday Sept. 28 at Cornwell Chapel by the Rev. Robert Adams
and the Rev. Eldon King. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell
Funeral Service. Pallbearers were the grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers include
Johnny Ragsdale, Josh Jennings, Jason Gregory and T.J. Waid.
Joe Turner, 77, of Atkins, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at his home.
He was born on April 5, 1924. Mr. Turner was the son of the late Joseph
Braxton Turner Sr. and the late Alice Selvedge Turner.
He was retired after 29 years as a maintenance worker from Holla Bend
Wildlife Refuge and with his wife, pastured the Full Gospel Outreach Church
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter,
Brandi Chisum; two brothers, George and Frank Turner; five sisters, Rosie
Grant, Liz Butts, Willie Parrish, Mary Mackey, and Sarah Turner.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl Turner; three sons and a daughter-in-law,
Philip and Judy Turner of Marshall, Randy Turner of Atkins, and James Turner
of Russellville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Ruby and Wayne Chisum
of Scottsville, Joann and Lloyd Duvall of Russellville, and Shelia and
Stanley Collins of Pelsor; two step-sons and step-daughters-in-law, Larry
Don and Renea Massie of Pottsville and Ricky and Debbie Mahan of Russellville,
four step-daughters and two step-sons-in-law, Debi Detherage of Russellville,
Joann and Guy Smith of Clarksville, Marcella and Mike Kelly of Russellville,
and Lisa Griffin of Atkins; fifteen grandchildren; nineteen step-grandchildren;
fifteen great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Nathan Collins, Lloyd Allen Duvall, Gary Branch, Archie
Ward, Ron Smith and Chris Isabel.
Funeral service was Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Scottsville Assembly of
God Church with Rev. Bob Branch and Rev. J.W. McEntyre officiating. Burial
was in the Shiloh Cemetery near Atkins by the Shinn Funeral Service.
Floyd 'Bare' Barefield
Floyd "Bare" Barefield, 86, of Russellville died Monday at St. Mary's
Regional Medical Center.
Son of the late EArl W> and Nora Jane Austin Barefield, he was born
Nov. 17, 1914, at Atkins.
He was retired, having been employed as Service Manager at Cogswell
Motors. He was also a Mason and Shriner.
His wife, Ernestine Barefield, a brother, Marion Barefield, and two
sisters, Eula Barefield and Pauline Spencer preceded him in death.
He is survived by two sons, Donny and Randy Barefield, both of Russellville;
one daughter, Pearline Stanley of Temple, Tex.; one brother, Robert Barefield
of Russellville; two sisters,Nina Barefield of Russellville and Mary Geneva
Jennings of Clarksville; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bells Chapel Cemetery
with RJev. Rex Darline officiating. Arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8
p.m. Wednesday evening.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 212 Natural
Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205.
Jeraldine Ward, 61, a resident of Russellville died Friday, Sept. 28,
2001 in Russellville.
She was born on Nov. 24, 1939 in Roseville, Ill. To Richard and Frances
Lohmann Honson. She worked in the Lock Department at POM for several years
and was the owner and manager of Casa La Jerro's Restaurant in Russellville.
Mrs. Ward was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene where she was
also a member of the choir.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Ward, a sister, Janice
Mendenhall, and her father, Richard A. Honson.
Survivors include her mother, Frances Lohmann Honson of Russellville;
two sons, Edwin Walter Ward of Glenmont, NY and Randall Dennis Ward Roberts
of Russellville; two step-sons, Mike Ward of Iowa and Russ Ward of Conway;
a step-daughter, Sheryl McClure of Des Moines, IA; a sister, Joyce Raines
of Martinez, Ca.; a brother, Richard Dennis Honson and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Otis Hessling, Glenn Hubbard, T.J. Hays, Eli Ulery,
Howard Harlan and Shannon Laymon.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the First Church
of the Nazarene and will be officiated by Rev. Larry Jeffries. Burial will
be in the Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville under the direction
of Humphrey Funeral Service.
Memorials may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 1300 West
Main Street, Russellville, Ar. 72801 or the Gideons Int.