Miscellaneous Pulaski County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Gladys K. Hall
Gladys K. Hall, 81, of Little Rock died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000.
Survivors include two daughters, Vivian Bonilla of Hot Springs and Margaret Turner of Austin; one sister, Burl Graves of Little Rock; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Taylor officiating. Burial was in Natural Steps Cemetery. Arrangements by North Little Rock Funeral Home.
(Lonoke Democrat - Aug. 31, 2000)

Martha Mae House
Martha Mae House, age 82, of Cabot died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000.
She is survived by four children, Billie Wittenburg of Summit, Miss., Sherry Seliga of Uniontown, Pa., Carolyn Rowell of North Little Rock, Woodrow House Jr. of Whitney, Texas; one brother; two sisters; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home.
(Lonoke Democrat - Aug. 31, 2000)

Irma Herron Blanks,
Irma Herron Blanks, age 94, died August 16, 2000, at Golden Years Manor Nursing Home, Lonoke, Ark.
She played piano and organ in Methodist churches in Lonoke and Hamburg, Ark. In 1969, she retired from Blanks Insurance Agency and moved to Cabot. She was a member and organist of Hope Presbyterian Church in Cabot.
She is survived by three sisters, Jean Hadley of Denham Springs, La., and Tony Rowe of Lonoke; her daughter, Carolyn Park of Cabot; her son, Gregory P. Blanks of West Hills, Calif.; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Graveside services were August 19 at the Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Dan Stitt officiating. Arrangements were by Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Funeral Home, North Little Rock.
(Lonoke Democrat - Aug. 31, 2000)

Rachel Harris
Rachel Hung Lan Harris of 16th Section Community, Austin, Ark., died Aug. 19, 2000.
She was a longtime member of 16th Section Methodist Church in Austin, a member of 16th Section Good Neighbors Club, Cabot AARP, and Lonoke County Democratic Women’s Club.
She is survived by her daughter, Shermaine Dowling of Austin; two grandchildren; and her sister, Mary F. Keaunui of Las Vegas, Nev.
Funeral service was in 16th Section Methodist Church, with burial in 16th Section Cemetery by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.
Memorials may be made to 16th Section Community Center.
(Lonoke Democrat - Aug. 31, 2000)

Josephine Wood
Josephine “Josie” Wood of Lonoke, age 87, died August 19, 2000.
She is survived by sons, J.L Wood of Cabot, Clayton Wood of Sidney, Glen Wood, Lonoke, Kenneth Wood, Rose Bud; daughter, Maria Ouzts of Lonoke, Agnes Corblisly of Cabot; 20 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Daniel Weeks of Beebe; and sister, Bessie Wood of St. Louis, Missouri.
Services are August 22 at 16th Section United Methodist Church with interment in 16th Section Cemetery. Arrangements were by Cabot Funeral Home.
(Lonoke Democrat - Aug. 31, 2000)

Jesse Preston Shearer
Rev. Jesse Preston Shearer, 82, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000.
Survivors are his wife, Leona; daughters, Dathel, Mara, Janet and Lenora; sons, Bill and Leon; brother, Faber and Lee; sisters, Cathren and Beatrice; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Olmstead Chapel with interment in Magness Chapel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Hospice or American Cancer Society.
(Lonoke Democrat - Aug. 31, 2000)

George Garner
George Robert Garner, age 78, of Cabot died Sunday. He served in the 104th Timberwolf Infantry Division during WWII and was a prisoner of war in Germany, where he received the Purple Heart. He recently served as District VP for the 104th Division. He was a member of the Pisgah Methodist Church in Florence, Ala., and was active in the Cabot United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the American Legion and AARP.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Garner; son, Eddie Garner of Killen, Ala.; two daughters, Sheila Wahl of Mesquite, Texas, Sandra Dyson of Durant, Okla.; four stepchildren — John and Vicki McDonnold of Palmetta, Fla., Scott and Linda McDonnold of Flower Mound, Texas, Steve and Cindy McDonnold of Humble, Texas, and Elizabeth McDonnold of Dallas, Texas; brother, James Garner of Florence, Ala.; four grandchildren; stepgrandchildren.
A memorial service was Tuesday, August 22, 2000, at Cabot United Methodist Church. Services were Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at Pisgah Methodist Church in Florence, Ala., with interment in Pisgah Cemetery. Arrangements were by Cabot Funeral Home.
(Lonoke Democrat - Aug. 31, 2000)

John Kitchen
John “Jack” Jackson Kitchen, age 89, of Cabot died Sunday, August 20, 2000.
He was a member of the Cabot United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Myrtle Jones Kitchen; five daughters — Janet Henry of Corpus Christi, Texas, Kay Wilcox of Heber Springs, Suzanne Rosenberg of Rockport, Mass., Jacqueline Longino of Cheyenne, Wyo., Vickie Pinson of Fort Lupton, Colo.; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at the Cabot United Methodist Church. Arrangements were by Cabot Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Karen Henry Foundation, for long-term housing for persons with disabilities, P.O. Box 60054, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411, or to the Cabot United Methodist Church.
(Lonoke Democrat - Aug. 31, 2000)

Patricia Reissman
Patricia Harrison Reissman, age 74, of Shannon Hills died Monday, August 21, 2000.
She was a retired sales clerk and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include her mother, Alta Harrison; a son, George H. Reissman Jr.; three grandchildren; four sisters, Joan Allen, Mary Caroline Henson, and Raynelle Watkins, all of Little Rock, and Barbara Jean Waymack of Cabot; a brother, Charles “Buddy” Harrison of North Little Rock; half-brothers, Mack Harrison of Little Rock and Eddie Harrison of Cabot.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, August 24, 2000, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, 5800 West 12th Street, Little Rock, with Dr. Rex Horne officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Research, UAMS, 4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205 or Arkansas Hospice, 2200 Fort Roots Drive, North Little Rock, Ark., 72114.
(Lonoke Democrat - Aug. 31, 2000)

Thomas P. Robinson
Thomas P. Robinson, 45, of Little Rock, died August 16, 2000.
He is survived by his wife, Geanette P. Robinson; a son, Thomas Robinson Jr.; daughters, Yolanda, Tamara, Thomasina and Chastity Robinson; brothers, Rev. Lynnwood Robinson and Answorth Robinson.
Funeral services were Saturday, at St. John Missionary Church, with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Lonoke. Arrangements by Ruffin and Jarrett Funeral Home.
(Lonoke Democrat - Aug. 31, 2000)

Gary Dale Killough
Gary Dale “Smiley” Killough, age 38, of Ward died Thursday, August 17, 2000.
He is survived by his parents, Willie and Nova Killough of Ward; brothers, Phillip Killough of Ward, Woody Killough of Austin, Jimmy Killough of Ward, James Holtrop of Cabot; two sisters, Pauline Killough of Ward and Lola Mae Hand of Ward.
Services were Monday, August 21, 2000, at the First Baptist Church in Cabot. Interment was in Oakland Cemetery in Holland, Ark. Arrangements were by Cabot Funeral Home.
(Lonoke Democrat - Aug. 31, 2000)

Retha Pearl Snider
Retha Pearl West Snider, age 92, of Warren died Thursday, August 17.
She was owner of Denver City Florist, Denver City, Texas, and a member of First Baptist Church in Warren. She was a Sunday School teacher for 58 years, a member of the B.C.I.D.C. and the Republican Party of Warren.
There are no immediate survivors.
Funeral services were August 19, Frazer’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Stanley officiating. Burial was in McFarland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.
(Lonoke Democrat - Aug. 31, 2000)

Martin Meredith Sr.
Martin Wayne Meredith Sr., age 36, of Cabot died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000.
Survived by his wife, Patty Meredith of Cabot; children, Allen Joshua, Ryan, Martin Wayne Jr., and James Jacob Meredith, all of Cabot; parents, Melvin and Carolyn Meredith of Cabot, Patricia Cushman of Beebe; brothers, Delbert Meredith of Beebe, Elbert Meredith of Cabot, Dedra Ty of Plano, Texas, and Carol Vaughn of Beebe.
Services were Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, graveside, at New Hope Cemetery, Lonoke. Arrangements are by Cabot Funeral Home.
(Lonoke Democrat - Aug. 31, 2000)

Paul Edward Viala Sr.
Paul Edward Theodore Viala Sr., of Cabot, born Dec. 4, 1915, in New Orleans, passed away Saturday, Aug. 19.
A World War II veteran, he served as Sales Manager and Vice President of Little Rock Paper Company for a total of 53 years. Serving in various offices in the Pulaski Business Men’s Association, he also was a member of the Baracca Sunday School Class at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock for 27 years and then a member of First Baptist Church in Cabot for 28 years. He had a keen wit, an organized mind, tremendous pride in his family, high expectations for Godly character and a great love for baseball. An avid sportsman, he also enjoyed hunting and fishing and was quite a storyteller. He was a devoted father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Goodbar Viala, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Leann and Lance Hanshaw of Cabot; three sons and their wives, Ted and Connie Viala of Bentonville, Tim and Marsha Viala of Jacksonville, and Terry and Cindy Viala of Sheridan; eight grandchildren, Holly Hanshaw Huckabee, Heath Hanshaw, Hastings Hanshaw, Chris Viala, Courtney Viala, Whitney Viala, Tracy Viala and Julie Viala; and three great-grandchildren, Marley, Lance, and Micah Huckabee.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers, North Little Rock, (501) 835-3515, with Dr. Del Medlin officiating, and interment at Rest Hills Memorial Park. Visitation was from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Cabot First Baptist Church Building Fund; Arkansas Children’s Hospital; or Lonoke County Open Arms Shelter, 4855 Highway 70 East, Carlisle, Ark.  Pd. Obit
(Lonoke Democrat - Aug. 31, 2000)

Alice L. Felton
Alice Loraine Felton, 94, died Friday at Hillsboro Manor Nursing Home.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son Jarrell Felton; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were in Young’s Chapel with Dr. Lynn Worthen and Rev. Monty Pierce officiating, with interment in Smackover Cemetery. 
(Lonoke Democrat - Aug. 31, 2000)

Fred Baker
Fred Baker of England died March 13, 2001.
He is survived by his mother, Bobbie Barnes of Lonoke; one son, Frederick Baker; three daughters, Eula Mae Baker Dorbins, Yvonne Russell and Wanda Driver, all of Little Rock; and six grandchildren.
Funeral service was March 17, at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Services entrusted to Gunn Funeral Home, Little Rock. 

Roy Caldwell
Roy G. Caldwell, age 56, died March 16, 2001.
He was a Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart Medal.
Survivors include two daughters, Christina Salley and Jennifer Havlin of Missouri; mother, Fannie Caldwell of Hensley; two brothers, Earl E. Caldwell and Garry T. Caldwell of North Little Rock; and one grandchild.
A memorial service was held Tuesday at Hensley. Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke. 

Mildred Johnson
Mildred Adine Johnson, 75, of Lonoke died March 16, 2001.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Earl Johnson; sons, Charles Johnson of Carlisle, Richard Johnson of Lonoke and David Johnson of Jacksonville; a daughter, Sue Bailey of Havana; a sister, Kay Baird of Texas; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Monday at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Lonoke Cemetery. 

Lottie Mae James
Lottie Mae James, 83, died March 16, 2001.
Survivors include her children, Donald James of Jacksonville, Gerald James of Sheridan, Arthur James and Mary Lister of North Little Rock, Clifford James of Hazen, Wesley James, Juanita Durham and Margaret Gann, all of Lonoke and Martha Ellis of Little Rock; a sister, Mary Francis Watson of Alabama; 43 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Funeral was Monday at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Lonoke Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Crossroads Hospice or Alzheimer’s Disease Research. 

E.C. Ybarrondo
E.C. (Mayme) Ybarrondo, 91, of San Diego, Calif., died March 10, 2001.
She was a resident of Lonoke during the 1970s and 1980s. She was a Catholic. She was professed Sister Margarita of St. Vincent in 1997 and became a member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Tull of Lonoke; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was March 17 at Lonoke Cemetery by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital Childlife and Education Department.

Mary L. Wimberly
Mary Louise Tankersley Wimberly, 77, of North Little Rock died July 17, 2001.
She was born at Ward.
Survivors include her husband, Ned Wimberly; Tankersley children: Len, Bobby, Freddie, Linda Coffman, Doyle, Wesley, Kenny and Jimmy; 22 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She worked at Timex four years, and retired from Ottenheimer after 16 years.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home, England, with burial in Mulberry Cemetery, England.
Memorials may be made to the Baptist Health Hospice, Little Rock. 

Robert H. CarlLee
Robert Harrison CarlLee, 74, of England died July 16, 2001.
He was a member of the Quorum Court and Justice of the Peace in Lonoke County. He also worked as an appraiser for Lonoke County.
Funeral was July 18 at First United Methodist Church in England, with burial in Mulberry Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge.
Survivors include three children, Robert Harrison CarlLee Jr. of Little Rock, Courtney Firzzell of Malvern and Lindsey Elizabeth CarlLee of Little Rock; sisters, Mrs. Joseph Hopson of Georgetown, Texas, Mrs.. Eugene Holman of Little Rock, Mrs. Lewis Rauton of Little Rock and Mrs. Todd Biggs of Dallas; three stepchildren, Jay Lester of Lewisville, David Lester of Fayetteville and Paige Rystrom of Little Rock; Diann CarlLee of Arkadelphia; and 10 grandchildren.

Judy Ann Turner
Judy Ann Turner, 42, of Carlisle died July 10, 2001.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Turner; sons, Joseph Hearl Hawkins and Mark Stephen Duncan, both of Carlisle; a daughter, Amber Ilisa Turner of Carlisle; a stepson, William Joseph Turner of McGee; her parents, Dolpus Strain of Humphrey and Martha Turner of Star City; a sister, Rita Turner of Carlisle; stepsisters, Terrie Cheeks of Humnoke and Deanna Turner of Tichnor; stepbrothers, John King of Georgia and Bryant Turner of Tichnor; step-parents, Joyce Strain of Humnoke and Oscar Turner of Star City; and seven grandchildren. 
Funeral was Saturday at Brownsville Assembly of God Church in Lonoke, with burial in St. Charles Cemetery near DeWitt by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.

Rose Bluerock
Rose Madar Bluerock, 83, of Charleston, S.C., died June 27, 2001, at Edenbrook Assisted Living of Charleston after a 14-month battle with leukemia.
Rose was born in Slovak, Ark., the third daughter of Valent and Mary Liska Madar. She moved to Charleston in 1939 after her marriage to Frederick P. Bluerock of Pine Bluff, Ark.
Rose was a homemaker, an avid crossword puzzler and in her later years became an active bowler. She loved poetry and memorized verses to “keep her mind sharp.” During World War II, she volunteered many hours with the USO in Charleston.
Rose was a caring, loving sister and daughter and returned to Arkansas to visit her family many times over the years. As her parents aged, she stayed with them for extended periods to assist her sisters and brothers with their care. It pleased Rose a great deal that the farm her parents established continues to remain in family hands.
Survivors include a daughter, Eileen Brooks and her husband, Steve Brooks of Miami, Fla.; two grandsons, Steven A. Brooks and Matthew P. Brooks, both of Miami, Fla.; a sister, Veronica Fischer of Stuttgart, Ark.; four brothers, John Madar of Hazen, Ark., Andy Madar of Des Arc, Ark., Paul Madar of Gould, Ark., and Steve Madar of Tulsa, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; a sister, Mary Pitonyak of Hazen; and a brother, Joseph Madar of Carlisle, Ark.
A rosary was held in Charleston, S.C., June 29, followed by a private interment. There will be a memorial Mass at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 21, at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak.
All family and friends are invited to celebrate her life and that of her extended family.
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Jerry Denham
Jerry Denham, 58, of DeValls Bluff died Wednesday, July 11, 2001.
He was a welder for Brandt Manufacturing.
Survivors include his mother, Lottie Denham; his wife; children; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Saturday at Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen, with burial in DeValls Bluff Cemetery.

Ruby Jackson Short
Ruby Jackson Short, 96, of Memphis, formerly of Beebe, died July 9, 2001.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Beebe.
Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Sue Crawley of Memphis; sisters, Maysel Wilson of Lonoke, Gwendolyn McCulloch of Searcy and Geneva Crump of Ward; a brother, Grady Jackson of California; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral was July 15 at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe, with burial in Beebe Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Beebe, or to a favorite charity.

Connie Walker
     Connie Lorraine Walker, 38, of Cabot died Oct. 8, 2001. She helped organize the Race For The Cure and Angel Tree projects. She was a member of the Can Do Cancer Support Group, sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Cabot.
     Survivors include her husband, Phillip Walker of Cabot; sons, Bruce Maples of San Diego, Calif., Bryan Maples of Hot Springs, and Corey Walker of Cabot; daughters, Jennifer Maples of Cabot and Maegan Walker of Cabot; her mother, Diana Watts of Cabot; a brother, Ralph Watts of Jacksonville; sisters, Cyndie Simmons of Ashburn, Va., Cathy Doolin of Mansfield, Texas, Carrie Keel of Lewisville, Texas, Carol McArthur of Arlington, Texas, and Robin Beard of Cabot.
    Funeral was Oct. 13, at the First Baptist Church in Cabot, with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Cabot Funeral Home was in charge.

Albert Skarda
     Albert James Skarda, 65, formerly of Loma Linda, Calif., died Oct. 12, 2001.
     Survivors include his father, Arthur Hamel of Little Rock; a daughter, Janet Sue Capps of McAllen, Texas; brothers, Bill Skarda of Carlisle, Bob Skarda of Little Rock; and sister, Elizabeth Knopp of North Little Rock.
     Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m., Oct. 22, at St. Rose Catholic Church in Carlisle.

Horace Dale Waid
     Horace Dale Waid, 58, of Prescott, formerly of Austin, died Oct. 14, 2001.
     He is the son of the late Audrey (Griffin) and Grover “Pinky” Waid of Austin.
     He was a Baptist and a truck driver.
     Funeral was Oct. 16 at Fairview Baptist Church at Little Rock.
     Survivors include his wife, Rita; children, Tracy, Tammy, Roger and Billy; several grandchildren; and brothers, Bob Almond of Prescott and Sammy Waid of El Dorado.

Robert D. Toburen
     Lt. Col. Robert D. “Toby” Toburen, 78, of Jacksonville died Oct. 14, 2001.
     He was a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, having served 28 years. His accomplishments include 68 combat missions as a navigator in World War II and Korea, and several meritorious presidential, unit and individual citations.
     Survivors include his children, Robert Toburen of Kansas City, Mo., James Toburen of McAlester, Okla., Kathy Dragoo of Virginia Beach, Va., Kelly Carman of Cabot, Kerry Toburen of Jacksonville, and Kristy Jackson of Bella Vista; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Pearl Young of Manhattan, Kan., Estelle Sears of Topeka, Kan., Fern Brennan of Manhattan, Kan.; brothers, Merrill “Mike” Toburen of Merriam, Kan., and Warren Toburen of Bentonville.
     Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel, with interment in National Cemetery in Little Rock.
     Memorials may be made to the chairity of your choice.

Roy S. LeMay
     Roy Samuel LeMay, 82, of Cabot died Oct. 12, 2001.
He was a retired fish and rice farmer, and served in Company C of the 744th Military Police Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He was a member of the American Legion Post 200, a charter member of Rose City Methodist Church, North Little Rock, and was a member of the Mt. Tabor UMC.
     Survivors include his wife, Frances Lingo LeMay; daughters, Joy Clark of Fort Smith and Sammye Kay Spera of Bethell, Wash.; a grandson; a brother, R.C. LeMay Jr. of West Point; sisters, Louise Cohen of New Braunfels, Texas, Helen Moskovitz of Memphis and Linda Taylor of Nederland, Texas.
     Funeral was Oct. 15 at Mt. Tabor UMC, with burial in Rest Hills Memorial Park, North Little Rock, by Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home.
     Memorials may be made to the Mt. Tabor UMC Building Fund.

Jeanina O’Bannon
     Jeanina Carol O’Bannon, 36, of Lonoke died Oct. 11, 2001.
Survivors include her husband, Kevin O’Bannon; sons, Joshua Reed O’Bannon and Brandon Kyle O’Bannon, both of Lonoke; a daughter, Courtney Carol O’Bannon of Lonoke; her mother, Emogene Tipton; a sister, Donna Woods; and a brother, Phil Tipton, all of Lonoke.
     She was a baseball and soccer coach for her children’s teams in Lonoke, and was employed with Family Service Agency. She was recently appointed by Gov. Mike Huckabee to a second term on the Arkansas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinating Council.
     Funeral was Monday at New Horizon Baptist Chuch by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.

Modean McFarlin
     Modean F. McFarlin, 81, of Beebe died Oct. 15, 2001.
     Survivors include her children, Harold McFarlin of Heber Springs, Tommy McFarlin of Mayflower and Clara Sue Gwin of Gallatin, Tenn.; a brother, Herbert Weatherley of Beebe; sisters, Lorean Cross of Signal Mountain, Tenn., Esther Crane of Ward and Kathryn Williams of Beebe; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral will be at 2 p.m., Oct. 18, at Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

Billie Jean Winfrey
     Billie Jean Winfrey, 69, of Lonoke died Oct. 12, 2001.
She was a member of the Lonoke Baptist Church.
     Survivors include her husband, Narvel Winfrey; daughters, Stephanie Mason of Lonoke and Amy Staggs of Sherwood; sisters, Alma Joyce Tankersley of Texas and Anna Jo Brady of Lonoke; brothers, Charles Edward Wharton and William Cordell Wharton, both of Lonoke; and two grandchildren.
     Funeral was Sunday at Lonoke Baptist Church, with burial in Weedon Cemetery by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.
     Memorials may be made to the Lonoke Baptist Church.

Mable A. King
     Mable A. Howard King, 83, of Cabot died Oct. 12, 2001.
    She was a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church.
     Survivors include daughters, Kay Bell, Laverne Thompson and Yvonne Bolton, all of Cabot; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Crystal Sims of North Little Rock.
     Funeral was Oct. 15 at Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Richard Menard
     Richard “Ricky” Menard, 51, of Cabot died Oct. 11, 2001.
     He was a certified nursing assistant.
     Survivors include a daughter, Amy Sabatino of Ocala, Fla.; sons, James, John and Joel Menard, all of Ocala, Fla.; his mother, Ouida Menard of Cabot; a sister, Vicki Gunter of Austin; and a grandson.
     Funeral was Monday at Zion Hill Baptist Church, with burial in Sumner Cemetery by North Little Rock Funeral Home.

Todd Huffmaster
     Todd Austin Huffmaster, infant son of John and Amy Varner Huffmaster, was born and died Oct. 10, 2001.
Other survivors include his grandparents, Billy and Jean Huffmaster of Pearl, Miss., and Hank and Linda Varner of Cabot.
     Graveside service was Oct. 14 at Crestlawn Memorial Park by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway.

Katherine Taylor
     Katherine Taylor, 79, of Ward died Oct. 10, 2001.
She was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Ward, and a retired seamstress.
     Survivors include sons, Gary Wood of Cabot and Terrill Wood of Ward; a brother; two sisters; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
     Funeral was Oct. 12 at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Ward, with interment in Beebe City Cemetery by Cabot Funeral Home.

Madie Pankey
     Madie Williams Pankey, 81, of Tucson, Ariz., died Oct. 3, 2001.
     She was retired as a secretary for the University of Arizona.
     Survivors include a sister, Margie Hicks of Austin; and a foster brother, Cecil Cook of Searcy.
Funeral was Oct. 11 at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.

Richard Ryan
     Richard Herman Ryan, age 56, of Humphrey, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001.
     He was a farmer, a member of the Humphrey Ruritan Club, the Humphrey Gin Association, secretary treasurer of the Humphrey School Board for 12 years, a former board member of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, a past director of the Riceland Electric Co-op. He was a member of the Humphrey Baptist Church.
     Survivors are his wife, Jackie Hopson Ryan; one son, Richard Grant Ryan of Stuttgart; two brothers, J.A. Ryan of Cabot, and Thomas Ryan of Humphrey; one sister, Lois Hooks of Slovak.
     Funeral services were Wednesday at the Humphrey Baptist Church with burial in Flynn Cemetery by Turpin Funeral Home in Stuttgart.
     The family suggests Memorials be made to the Baptist Church, the First Christian Church in Stuttgart, or Baptist Hospice.

Doice L. Hughes
     Doice L. Hughes, 76, of Bryant died Oct. 7, 2001.
He was a WWII veteran. While working for Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, he was head of 10 Arkansas super-fund sites until his retirement in 1991.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; three daughters, Rebecca Adams of Jackson, Miss., Georgia Chastain of Cabot, and Robin E. Webb of Plano, Texas; one son, Bobby Baer of Little Rock; six grandchildren; and one sister, Susie Faye McNew.
     Memorial services were held Thursday at Oak Forest United Methodist Church. Arrangements were by Huson Funeral Home, Little Rock.
     Memorials may be made to Oak Forest United Methodist Church.

William Hunter
     William Benton “Bill” Hunter, 86, of Coy, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001.
     He was co-owner of the Frank Murchison and Company Cotton Gin and Soybean Elevator and co-owner of FMCO Liquid Fertilizer Company. He was active in his community and had served as mayor and as an alderman in Coy. He was a member of the then Coy Baptist Church.
     Survivors are his wife, Mary Graham Murchison Hunter of Coy; his son, Bill Hunter of Sweetwater, Texas; his daughter, Punkin Ohlen of West Columbia, Texas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
     Private family services were held Friday at Graceland Cemetery, with burial under the direction of Roller-England Funeral Home, England.
     Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church of Little Rock or a charity of choice.

Mary Laurine Ross
     Mary Laurine Hill Ross, of Beebe, 90, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001.
     She was a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Austin.
     Surviving are a daughter, Mary Lou LaVelle; two grandchildren; a sister, Lillie Mae Marsh; four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Westbrook Chapel, Beebe, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Austin.

Julius Ketcher
     Julius L. “Josh” Ketcher, 75, of North Little Rock died Oct. 11, 2001.
     He was also a peer counselor for amputees, member of the Advisory Board for Pulaski Votech Sheet Metal Program, member of the Arkansas Noah’s of Ark Emmas Community on walk No. 11, and founder of Ketcher Metal Products of North Little Rock. He retired in 1991.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Betty Conn Ketcher; three sons, Gary Michael Ketcher of Cabot, Robert Brian Ketcher of North Little Rock and Gregory Allen Ketcher of Ico; and two daughters, Vivian Allen and Gina Nesbit of North Little Rock; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; stepfather, Norvell W. Moore; brother, Henry Herman Ketcher of North Little Rock; and sister, Margaret Lucas, formerly of North Little Rock.
     Services were Oct. 15, at the Park Hill Christian Church of North Little Rock.

Gay Howard Sr.
     Gay Edward Howard Sr., 60, Havana died Thursday.
Survivors include his children, Brad Howard, Dallas; Kenny Howard, Angela Ferguson, Julie White, all of Benton; Charlotte Kirks, Cabot; sister, Virginia Foust, Arizona; 10 grandchildren.
     Services were Saturday at Assembly of God Church, Havana. Interment, Havana Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home, Danville.
(Lonoke Democrat - Oct. 20, 2001)

Danny Luthern Baty
McCRORY - Danny Luthern Baty, 44, farmer, died Saturday at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock of injuries in a 4-wheeler accident. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in McCrory with burial in Whitehall Cemetery. He was a member of the Turner-Neal Hunting Club in Pendleton. Mr. Baty, the husband of Cindy Gail Baty, also leaves two daughters, Felicia DeAnn Baty and Julie Peyton Baty, both of McCrory; his mother, Sue Berry Baty, and a sister, Doris Hayes, both of Balch, and a brother, Paul Baty of Newark. The family requests that memorials be sent to Whitehall Cemetery. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

Eulis Eugene Kilburn
OSCEOLA - Eulis Eugene Kilburn, 63, of Koshkonong, Mo., retired factory worker, died of cancer Friday at Shady Oaks Health Care Center in Thayer, Mo. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Wilson Funeral Home in Osceola with burial in Garden Point Cemetery in Etowah. He was a Baptist and a Navy veteran. He leaves a daughter, Jennifer Lape of Edwardsburg, Mich.; two sons, Jason Randall of Reno, Nev., and Eulis Kilburn Jr. of Florida; a sister, Maxine Reese of Koshkonong; two brothers, Paul Kilburn of Vicksburg, Miss., and Joe Kilburn of Elkhart, Ind., five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]


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