Posted: December 12, 2012 at 5:18 a.m.

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Byron L. Brown, 49, of Mabelvale. Wensil Dorothy Marsh Clark, 88, of Little Rock. Florence M. “Tweed” Culpan, 81, of North Little Rock. Lela Laurine Dupins, 80, of North Little Rock. Arthur Lee Harris, 70, of Jacksonville. Deshaun E. Harris, 28, of Little Rock. Charlotte Ann Kaufman, 84, of Little Rock. Gloria Jean Malone, 68, of North Little Rock. Dorothy Lee Mixon, 64, of Little Rock. Inola Walker Robinson, 91, of Little Rock. JoAnn Sessler, 50, of North Little Rock. Elizabeth Abeler Stodola, 90, of Little Rock. Willie L. Walker, 84, of North Little Rock. Alda Diane Williams, 57, of North Little Rock. Barbara Jean Russell Wood, 74, of North Little Rock. Kelley Wood, 50, of Little Rock.



Adiele B. Crutchfield, 6. Marley C. Crutchfield, 4.


Adgede Drake Gay, 78.


Edward E. Casteel Sr., 64. Robert Vincent Tucker, 77.


Harold Henry, 95.


Caroline Carter, 67. Dan Rodriguez, 59.


Edna Hayes Dunn, 82.


William Edward Money Sr., 85.


Randall John Super, 57.


Jean Sideroff, 80.


Loris Hayes, 41.


Richard “Dick” Holland, 82.


Dale Caldwell, 77.


Abreahna Kellie Bryan, infant. Luke Erwin Easterling, infant.


Robert G. Baldwin, 80. George Hathaway, 84. Richard “Dick” S. Pike, 79.


Alton Wiggs, 87.


Elsie Abbott, 98. Doris Estelle Criglow, 93.


Jerry Don Wilson, 61.


Charles A. Hewitt, 56.


Brenda Garrett, 66.


Carl Wayne Polston Sr., 76.


Darlene Fountain Clark, 56. Don “Donny” Ray Wood, 80.


Isaac Jasper “I.J.” Parish, 84.


Cathleen Sue (Butler) Cox, 58.


Muriel Fetzer Lussi, 97. Gladys J. Woods, 94.


Rita Lee Little, 65.


Louis Henry “L.H.” Dodson, 80.


Reba Mae Jones Senn, 99.



John Hancock Wofford Jr., 55.


James Archie “Sarge” Carter, 84.

Pulaski County

BYRON L. BROWN, age 49, of Mabelvale, Ark., passed Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillie Lawrence. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Donna; father, Walter Brown; three sons, Kevin, Allen and Byron Brown; two grandchildren, Kalei and Allen Jr.; four brother; three sisters; a host of other family and friends. “Premiumcare Arrangements” Brown’s Christian Funeral Service, (501) 244-8000.


•–––––WENSIL DOROTHY MARSH CLARK, 88, of Little Rock, passed away on December 9, 2012. Services will be today, Wednesday, December 12 at 11 a.m. at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.). Visitation will precede the service beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be private at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501) 224-2200. Mrs. Clark’s online guestbook may be signed at


•–––––FLORENCE M. “TWEED” CULPAN, 81, of North Little Rock, passed away December 8, 2012. She retired from the NLR School District and as a Registered Nurse from UALR. Arrangements are pending by Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct., (501) 224-2200. Ms. Culpan’s online guestbook may be signed at


•–––––LELA LAURINE DUPINS, 80, of North Little Rock passed away December 7, 2012. She is survived by sons, Fred N. (Linda) Stancil of Maumelle, Robert L. Stancil of North Little Rock, Prentice E. (Teresia) Dupins, Sr. of North Little Rock, Carl E. (LaTrina) Dupins of North Little Rock; brother, Alvertis Isbell (Lydia) P/K/A Al Bell of Sherwood, Aunt Elizabeth Wilson of North Little Rock. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services, 11 a.m., Saturday, Eastern Star Baptist Church, 2700 East Second, North Little Rock. Family Hour 6-7 p.m. Friday, St. John Baptist Church, 2500 Main Street, Little Rock. Services entrusted to Hubble Funeral Home, 374-3134.


•–––––ARTHUR LEE HARRIS of Jacksonville passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery in North Little Rock. Arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home & Crematory (501) 982-2136. Sign online guestbook at


•–––––DESHAUN E. HARRIS of Little Rock, Ark. born January 29, 1984 and passed December 5, 2012. He is survived by mother, Jo Anna Taylor (Gary); father, Dennis Harris Sr. (Venita); two sons, Jaevion Craig, Jaylen Scales; one daughter, Asia Harris; three brothers, Dr. Dennis Harris Jr. (Latoya), DeMarko Harris, Denzel Harris; grandparents, Rudolph, Sr. & Jo Anne Patrick, Helen Harris; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends. Family Hour Friday, December 14, 2012 from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at Gunn Funeral Home Little Rock Chapel. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 15, 2012 11 a.m. at Moody Chapel AME, 5630 Mabelvale Pike, Little Rock, Ark., 72209. Service entrusted to Gunn Funeral Home, 4323 W. 29th, LR, Ark. 72204 (501)660-4323.


•–––––CHARLOTTE A. KAUFMAN, 84, of Little Rock had her lifelong belief in the Almighty confirmed when, on December 8, 2012, her soul left this world to be with Him. She had been under the care of other kind souls at Arkansas Hospice, Inc. in Little Rock. Ms. Kaufman was born in Texarkana, Texas on July 31, 1928 to Everett Harrison Logan and Eva Estella Hobson. She was a retired educator and member of the First Presbyterian Church of Little Rock.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Patricia L. Gould of North Little Rock, and by a son, John Logan Kaufman, of Little Rock. She is survived by a son, David Brian Kaufman of Pie Town, N.M.; grandchildren, Peppy and Matilda Kaufman of Little Rock; three nephews, John F. Gould, III of Maumelle, Paul A. Gould of North Little Rock, and Brian L. Gould, of Little Rock and their respective families.

Her professional life was spent as a teacher, beginning in the 1950’s at the Little Rock Public School’s Lee Elementary School and ending decades later at Youth Home, Inc. Along the way, she was named National Teacher of the year in 1962, and later earned a doctorate in education. Her retirement years were devoted to being with her family, the study of genealogy for family and friends, and THE COMPUTER which enabled her almost unlimited access to those things she loved.

Mrs. Kaufman was always mindful of these words of St. Roche, the patron saint of dogs: “They are our friends...our partners...our protectors...ever loyal...all their hearts’ last beat...” The least we owe them is to live a life that is worthy of that devotion.

She lived such a life, a very big part of which included extending support and kindnesses to God’s other creatures, dog and non-dog alike. Therefore, in lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her memory to the animal welfare group of one’s choice with a first nod to in-state groups.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Oakland Cemetery, 2101 Barber, Little Rock with Rev. Larry Ballard officiating. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.griffinleggetthealeyroth. com.


•–––––GLORIA JEAN MALONE, 68, of North Little Rock passed away on December 1, 2012. She is survived by sister, Anita Payne, brother, Robert Mahone, niece, LaTonia Stewart, nephew, Roy (Tamika) Payne, grand-nephew, Beunte’ Green, grand-niece, Destiny Payne. Family will have a private memorial service.


•–––––DOROTHY LEE MIXON of Little Rock, Ark. was born March 14, 1948 and passed December 06, 2012. She is survived by two sons; Wiley Mixon, Terry Mixon, one daughter; Jacqueline Mixon, six sisters, four brothers, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Friday, December 14, 2012 from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. at Gunn Funeral Home Little Rock Chapel. Funeral Service Saturday, December 15, 2012 1 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, 820 Short St., England, Ark. 72046. Service entrusted to Gunn Funeral Home, 4323 W. 29th, Little Rock, Ark. 72204 (501) 660-4323.


•–––––Mrs. INOLA TED WALKER ROBINSON, 91, of Little Rock, Ark. passed in the early morning hours of Dec. 5, 2012 in Cedar Hill, Texas. Family hour will be Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Coleman Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 1700 East 4th Street, Little Rock. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at St. Paul Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, 3221 South Gaines Street, Little Rock. Burial will be at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Cemetery, Atkins, Arkansas. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Little Rock (501) 371-0111. Sign online guestbook at www.robinsonmortuary. com. “Service You Can Trust.”


•–––––JoANN SESSLER, 50, of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed December 4, 2012. Loving memories left to husband; Ron Sessler, daughters; Deidra Webb and Zaria Sessler, mother; Betty Jean Watson, siblings; Bobbie Williams, Antionette Williams, Jennifer Watson and Roy Williams. Family Hour Thursday December 13th 5-7 p.m. Homegoing Friday, December 14th, 12 noon both held at Superior Funeral Service, 5017 East Broadway, North Little Rock, 501-945-9922. Trudean Long Brown “Providing Services Your Family Deserves.”


•–––––ELIZABETH ABELER STODOLA, 90, of Little Rock, Arkansas died Sunday, December 9th, 2012 after a long illness. She was born August 30th, 1922 to George and Margaret Abeler, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Betty was a lifelong music educator and church musician. She graduated from the University of Minnesota and continued with graduate studies in New York at the Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart. She also received a Master’s Degree of Music Education from the University of Iowa. One of her life’s devotions was the making of music.

Betty spent 25 years teaching vocal music in the Iowa public schools and at LaSalle High School in Cedar Rapids, the town where she raised her two sons, Mark and Robert, currently of Little Rock. Her choir performances and Madrigal Dinners were yearly highlights. She returned to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1971 as Music Director/Organist at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. She was Music Director at the St. Paul Seminary for five years instructing music liturgy and directing a choir of seminarians. The pipe organ was her special love. She was Dean of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. She also held that position at the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Chapter; the Blackhawk (Quad Cities, Iowa) Chapter; and the Central Arkansas Chapter. In 1982, Betty returned to Iowa as a music teacher and organist until her retirement from teaching in 1987.

In 1988, Betty moved to Little Rock to be near her sons. During her life in the South, she was Organist/Choir Director at Lakewood United Methodist Church, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. Though well past common retirement age, Betty was active with many musical groups, with the Arkansas Bach Chorus and other musical ensembles, and was happiest rehearsing musicians and readying musical performances. She was an active member of the Little Rock musical community and taught piano to countless numbers of students throughout her career. She was also involved with the Organ Historical Society and brought their national convention to Little Rock. She was instrumental in obtaining and restoring an historic organ for St. Michael’s Church.

Betty was a good friend to us. We deeply honor her and remember her for her intelligence, innate kindness, generosity, and fineness of spirit. She has been an inspiration to us all as a singularly stronghearted woman who made her mark in this world no matter what the circumstances.

Survivors include two sons, Mark (Jo Ellen) and Robert (Zabelle), both of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Allison Stodola Wilson (Craig), Robert and John Mark Stodola; and one brother, James Abeler (Sandy), of Anoka, Minnesota.

A funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Little Rock, officiated by Rev. Matt Garrison on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 4 p.m. Following the service a reception with the family will be held in the McDonald Hall Parish Center. Arrangements are by Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Arkansas, (501) 224-8300. A memorial fund dedicated to the Central Arkansas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists has been established in her memory and can be sent to P.O. Box 2765, Little Rock, Ark. 72203. Online guestbook:


•–––––WILLIE L. WALKER, 84, North Little Rock passed away December 2, 2012. Survived by son, Charles Smith; daughters, Jannie Green, Vera Brown; 56 grandchildren, 136 great-grandchildren, seven great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral Services, 11 a.m. Friday, Morning Star Baptist Church, North Little Rock. Family Hour 6-7 Thursday, Hubble Funeral Home Chapel, 374-3134,


•–––––ALDA DIANE MATHIS WILLIAMS, 57, died December 10th at her residence. Visiting hours will be held Friday, December 14th from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home with Graveside services following at 2 p.m. Friday at Gum Springs Cemetery in Searcy, Arkansas under the direction of Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. www.SearcyMcEuenFuneralHome. com.


•–––––BARBARA JEAN RUSSELL WOOD of North Little Rock passed away on December 7, 2012. She was born on August 25, 1938 to the late Comer and Polly Heep Russell. She grew up in Searcy, Ark., and graduated from the Searcy Lion Class of ’56. She was a Lionette, member of the FHA, Dramatics Club, Melody Maids, Glee Club and Masque & Gavel.

On January 26, 1963 she became Mrs. Lanny R. Wood and worked as a telephone operator at Southwestern Bell. She was a member of The Notables, a singing group appearing on national TV with Vic Ames and on local stations. Barbara was a member of the Batesville Jaycees and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was named Valentine Queen three times and awarded numerously for her 38 years of active service and was a Red Hat lady.

Barbara was an active member of First Baptist Church of Batesville, Park Hill Baptist Church and Immanuel Baptist Church in North Little Rock singing in the choir and teaching Sunday school. Being a woman of beauty, style and elegance, she was a Mary Kay beauty consultant and modeled in fashion shows for charities including the “Look Good-Feel Better” show benefiting the Cancer Society.

Survivors include, daughter, Lanna Michelle Wood; grandson, Corbin Glenn; sister-in-law, Norma Wood Charles; Brotherin-law, Robby Dale Wood; aunt, Vera Prickett; Cousins, Danny Heep, Michael Hill, Mary Collins, Reba French, Bud Russell, Margaret Lawrence, Jerry Hutchins, Pat Morris, Linda Slaughter, Sandy Kinley, John Mark Charles and their families.

Visitation will be held 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home in Searcy, Arkansas. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2012 in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Gum Springs Cemetery. For online guestbook


•–––––KELLEY WOOD, 50, of Little Rock, claimed her place in Heaven with her Daddy, David Wood and her nephew, Joshua, on December 9, 2012. She leaves behind her mother, Judy Wood, a sister, Jana Wood, and her precious nephew, her littlest angel, Jason Greenbaum. Kelley will be greatly missed by scores of friends throughout the world. She was a great adventurer who traveled extensively for more than a decade working on films, and for pleasure once she settled in Arkansas. Responsibilities to family and her commitment to the people of Arkansas called her back to the state to help publish her family’s newspaper, the “Arkansas Employment Register.” She remained after the paper closed to support her family. She was deeply respected by those with whom she worked and treasured by those who loved her. Her film credits include The Marry- ing Man, Geronimo, The Postman, Star Trek-Generations, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and a host of others. May she rest in love and peace with the angels. Cremation was through Ashby Funeral Home of Benton. Online guest book at


ARKADELPHIA — Adiele B. Crutchfield, age 6, and Marley C. Crutchfield, age 4, of Arkadelphia tragically died Thursday, December 6. 2012. Adiele was born in El Dorado July 31, 2006, and was a firstgrader at Perritt Elementary School in Arkadelphia, and was also a girl scout. Marley was born January 9, 2008, in El Dorado was attending pre-K at Perritt Elementary School. These precious little girls were loved by everyone they knew and brought so much joy to the family.

They are preceded in death by one infant brother, Phoenix Galbraith; great-grandparents, Tommy and Grady Jean Jones, Buster and Mary Lou Crutchfield and Verne and Jackie Tuttle. They are survived by their father, Chad E. Crutchfield of Hot Springs; mother, Anna Galbraith of Arkadelphia; sister, Paisley Galbraith of Arkadelphia; grandparents, George and Suzette Crutchfield of Fordyce, Kenneth and Becky McAnally of Daisy; great-grandparents, Margaret Page of Grove, Okla. and Robert McAnally of Texarkana, Texas; aunts and uncles, Meagan B. Crutchfield and fiance Beau Freeman of Little Rock, Misti and Keith Bell of Hot Springs, Matthew and Emily McAnally of Hickory Plains.

Chad, Meagan, George and Suzette will receive friends Wednesday 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Memorials may be made to Perritt Elementary School 1900 Walnut Arkadelphia, Ark., 71923. To sign the online register visit


•–––––BATESVILLE — Adgede Drake Gray, 78, of Batesville died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Batesville. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Locust Grove Cemetery located at Locust Grove. No visitation is planned. Arrangements by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service of Batesville.


•–––––BENTON — Edward E. Casteel Sr., 64, of Benton passed away Monday, December 10, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents; Earl and Bobbie Casteel, his wife’s parents; Tommy and Lola Nelson. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years; Barbara Jane Casteel, one sister; Barbara Jean Casteel, four brothers; Tommy, Donny, David and Charlie Casteel, his children; Kim (Christopher) Craig, Eddie (Kathy), Christopher, Jeff (Jennifer) York, Paul (Heather) York and Jessie York, 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Ed loved spending time with his family and also loved to hunt and fish. Ed was a member of Temple Missionary Baptist Church for five years and a lifelong member of S & J Hunting Club. His service will be held on Thursday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home, 4212 Highway 5 North, Bryant. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. To sign Ed’s online guestbook visit www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome. com.


•–––––BENTON — Robert Vincent Tucker, 77, of Benton, passed away December 10, 2012. He was born December 30, 1934, in Benton to the late Enoch and Hollond Sulton Tucker. Robert was retired from AT&T. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Jeolyn Tucker, sister, Dorthea Wright, brothers, Ralph, Conrad, Jack and Norman Tucker, son, Ronnie Otts. Survivors, sons, Billy Otts, Malvern and Kenneth Otts, Abbott, Arkansas, brothers, James Tucker and Merle Tucker both of California, five grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Memorial Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ashby Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Carl Wright officiating. On line guest book at


•–––––BRINKLEY — Harold Henry, age 95, died Tuesday. Survivors, son, Jerry (Janet) Henry, grandchildren, Karyn Singleton, Katie Henry, Brad Henry and Brooke Henry, greatgrandchildren, Kaitlyn Henry, Brandon Henry, Chaysey Singleton, brother, Tom Henry. Visitation 10 a.m., Thursday, Bob Neal & Sons Funeral Home, Brinkley with 11 a.m. graveside services following, Johnson Cemetery, Wheatley. Guestbook


•–––––CABOT — Our beloved Mother, Caroline Carter left for heaven on Friday, December 7th, 2012. She was and always will be the greatest Mom to Mandy and Cari Quattlebaum of Cabot, Arkansas.

Caroline is also survived by her adoring brother and sister, George Carter and Connie Carter Hanson. She is predeceased by her sister Mary Sue Swanson, her mother Helen Margaret Bernier Carter, and her father George F. Carter, who are all holding her now. She is also survived by her best friend Cheeky, her rescued Chihuahua, and a true companion, leg warmer and service dog.

Caroline was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on October 21, 1945. She grew up on a farm along the river at Pinnacle Mountain. She was a champion horsewoman and artist, and graduated from Mt. Saint Mary Academy in Little Rock. She attended Henderson College in Arkadelphia and University of Arkansas in Little Rock where she met Jerry Quattlebaum, her former husband and father of her children, in an art class. She raised her kids on a farm with him in Cabot surrounded by horses and dogs and love. Caroline was a very successful real estate agent and deeply loved by her clients, colleagues, and her community.

Please join us to celebrate the memory of her beauty, grace, and unforgettable blue eyes at our home at 595 Forbus Road in Cabot this Sunday, December 16th from 2 to 5 p.m. In lieu flowers, memorial contributions to establish a charity in her honor may be mailed to: Mandy & Cari Quattlebaum, 203 W. Shearwater Ct., Unit 11, Jersey City, N.J. 07305


•–––––CABOT — Dan Rodriguez, 59, of Cabot, Arkansas, died Saturday, December 8, 2012, due to a heart attack. Dan was employed at Orr Nissan in Searcy, Arkansas, and was of the Christian faith. Dan is survived by two sons, Danny Rodriguez II of Maumelle and Chris Rodriguez of Conway; two daughters, Shelly Carella of Sherwood and Katie Rodriguez of Cabot; 5 grandchildren; one brother, Fred (Sandy) Rodriguez of Lonsdale; two sisters, Betty (Rocky) Hardin of Batesville and Patricia Jacks of Lonoke. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudy and Rosa Lee Rodriguez, and a sister, Cecilia Martin. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2012, at Westbrook Funeral Home. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery.


•–––––CAMDEN — Edna Hayes Dunn, age 82, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2012. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at the First Southern Baptist Church with burial in Salem Cemetery. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest register, visit


•–––––CONWAY — Dr. William Edward Money Sr. of Conway, Arkansas, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 8, 2012, in Apalachicola, Florida. Dr. Money was born January 30, 1927, in Bristol, Florida, to the late Walter Money and Sophronia Jane Proctor Money. He married his childhood friend, Margie Yvonne Bouington, on November 25, 1944. They recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. Dr. Money received his doctorate from Florida International Bible institute. He was an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene.

Preceding him in death were his parents and siblings. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Margie Yvonne Money, one sister, Inez McKenzie, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, five children, Butch Money (Julie), of Conway, Ark.., Dr. Wandal Money (Glenda), of Sherwood, Ark., Tanya McClendon (Bobby) of Apalachicola, Fla., Karen Caldwell (Donald) of Conway, Ark. and Eddie Money (Lanay) of Enola, Ark., 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and in-laws. He died like he lived — with grace and dignity, trusting God, and with “Mama” by his side.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Sherwood First Church of The Nazarene. Burial will be in Beryl Cemetery in Vilonia. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Church. Arrangements by the North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main, 758-1170. Online obituary and guest registry at


•–––––COVE — Randall John Super, 57, of Cove, Arkansas was found December 5, 2012 after being missing for some time. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, December 17, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Cathlolic Church. Interment follows in Mt. Calvary Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.


•–––––EL DORADO — Jean Sideroff, 80, won the battle against a lengthy illness on December 10, 2012 and is now resting peacefully. The family will have a private memorial service at West Union, Illinois. Cremation services were provided by Young’s Funeral Directors.


•–––––FORT SMITH — Loris Hayes, 41, of Ft. Smith, formerly of North Little Rock departed this life, Sunday, December 2, 2012. She is survived by four children, Joshua Thomas, Aaron Hayes, India Hayes, and Ryan Cannon; mother, Deloris Solis; one sister, Tarsha Montoya; brother, James Carter, Jessie Hayes Jr.; one grandchild, Lurren-Ray; nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Visitation 3-5 p.m. Friday, Hubble Chapel. Funeral Services, 11 a.m. Saturday, North Point Church of Christ, 914 H Street, Dixie Addition. Funeral Services entrusted to Hubble Funeral Home, 374-3134.


•–––––HAVANA — Dale Caldwell, age 77, of Havana passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Arkansas Heart Hospital. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Danville Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville, Ark. Online guestbook and condolences at


•–––––HOPE — Graveside service for Infant Abreahna Kellie Bryan will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 13 at DeAnn Cemetery in Prescott, Arkansas, with Bro. Cody Drews officiating. Burial to follow. Arrangements are by Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, Director. Online guestbook:


•–––––HOPE — Luke Erwin Easterling of Hope, Arkansas passed away December 9, 2012 in Hope, Arkansas. Visitation, Tuesday, December 11, 2012 between 6-8 pm at Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home. Services, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home Chapel. Online guest book at


•–––––HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Robert G. Baldwin, 80, of Hot Springs Village, AR died peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, December 8, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Sheldon, Missouri, November 9, 1932. Bob was married to his high school sweetheart Beverly for 59 years. He was a humble man with a gentle spirit, a faithful friend, loving father, and grandfather. He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by many.

Bob is survived by his wife Beverly of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; children Phillip Baldwin and wife DeeDee Baldwin of Arkadelphia, Ark.; Julie Baldwin Ramsey and husband Dale Ramsey of Colleyville, Texas; four grandchildren Blake Baldwin and wife Abby Baldwin of Siloam Springs, Ark.; Allie Baldwin Hesse and her husband Josh Hesse of Little Rock, AR; Michael Ramsey of Colleyville,; and Clark Baldwin of Fayetteville, Ark..

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home Chapel, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Ark., (501) 224-8300, followed by fellowship with the family.

The family would like to express appreciation to Bob and Bev’s caregivers at Isle of Watermere and Envoy Hospice for their dedication and loving care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Arkansas Partner, 1113 West Poplar, Rogers, Arkansas 72756. Online guestbook: www.


•–––––HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — George Hathaway, 84, of Hot Springs Village departed this life Saturday, December 8, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn Hathaway; one son, George Andrew Hathaway; two daughters, Debra (James) Millerschultz, and Patricia (Russell) Bailey; 11 grandchildren, nephews, nieces and other relatives. Memorial Services will be announced.


•–––––HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Richard (Dick) S. Pike, 79, of Hot Springs Village passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. He was born October 25, 1933 in Sacramento, California to Chet and Leona Pike. He was a graduate of San Jose State University in 1958, where he earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration. As an alumnus, he remained in touch with good friends from his Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Richard served his country in the U.S. Navy, and in 1973 he married the love of his life, Helen (Pinky) J. Beckwith of Cary, North Carolina. After leaving his service in the Navy, he worked in sales for Johnson & Johnson, and later in business for himself. During Pinky’s 20 year tour in the Navy, they lived in places such as Taiwan, and traveled to many Middle Eastern Countries. They were adventurers, and loved collecting items from the countries where they lived and traveled.

After returning to the states, they settled in California. In 1996, they hit the road in their motor home with their two Golden Retrievers. For four years, they explored our wonderful country, America, including Alaska and Canada. While in their travels, they discovered Hot Springs Village, and soon knew it was the place where they wanted to retire. They moved to the Village in 2000 where they enjoyed golf, kayaking and walking the trails.

The Pikes have been members of Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church for 10 years. He loved to annually attend Manresa House of Retreats with good friends where they practiced silence and meditation. Dick had a flare for story telling that always held the interest of his listeners and put a smile on their faces. One of his current and greatest hobbies was photography. He loved taking trips with a couple of his photography buddies and especially loved taking pictures of birds and animals.

Dick fought a gallant battle over the past twelve months against lymphoma, followed by open heart surgery. While he was strong in mind and spirit, his body was too weak to win the battle.

He is predeceased by his parents and uncles, Bishop James A. Pike and James Fiske. Dick is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Helen J. Pike of Hot Springs Village; daughter, Shannon Pike Harrell of Lake Coma, Italy; grandsons, Max and Niko; daughter, Sherry Pike Lewton of Sammamish, Washington; grandson, Michael.

Dick had a firm belief in God first, then devotion to family. He loved the unfortunate and contributed generously to various charities.

A Memorial service will be held at Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church at 700 Balearic Road, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 9031, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01202. Arrangements are under the care of Caruth Village funeral Home; guests may register at


•–––––JUDSONIA — Alton Wiggs, 87, died December 7, 2012. Visitation: Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home-Bald Knob. Services: Friday, 2 p.m., First Baptist Church in Judsonia. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery with full military honors. Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home Bald Knob-Judsonia.


•–––––MALVERN — Elsie Abbott, 98, of Malvern passed away Monday, December 10, 2012. Visitation: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Atkinson Funeral Home. Funeral services: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 2 p.m. Atkinson Chapel. Interment: Fairplay Cemetery. Arrangements by Atkinson Funeral Home of Malvern, Ark. Guests may register at www.


•–––––MALVERN — Doris Robinson Criglow, 93, of Malvern passed away Monday, December 10, 2012, at HSC Medical Center. Visitation will be Thursday, December 13, from 6-8 p.m. at Regency Funeral Home, Malvern. Funeral Service will be Friday, December 14, at 10 a.m. at Regency Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements, Regency Funeral Home. Guest book, www.


•–––––McGEHEE — Jerry Don Wilson 61, of McGehee, died December 10, 2012, in McGehee. Visitation is December 12, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service. Funeral Service 2 p.m. December 13, 2012, at Griffin-Culpepper Chapel. Burial at McArthur Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service of McGehee, Ark. Online guestbook:


•–––––MONTICELLO — Charles A. Hewitt, age 56, of Monticello passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012, at his home in Monticello. Graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Lone Sassafras Cemetery in Drew County. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Online guestbook/ obituary


•–––––MORRILTON — Brenda Garrett, 66, Morrilton, died Sunday. Survivors: Brian Weaver; daughters: Evonne and Janet Weaver of Houston, Ark.; two brothers; one sister; one grandchild and two greatgrandchildren. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2012, Portland Baptist Church. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Arrangements by Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home, Morrilton, Guestbook,


•–––––NEWPORT — Carl Wayne Polston, Sr. of Newport departed this life Monday, December 10, 2012. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Strangers Home Cemetery in Alicia. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home. www.dillingerfuneralhome. com.


•–––––RUSSELLVILLE — Darlene Fountain Clark, 56 of Russellville passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Oscar Love, son, Tony Choyce, daughter, Octavia Murray, nine grandchildren. Memorial Services 11 a.m. Friday, Hubble Chapel. Services entrusted to Hubble Funeral Home, 374-3134.


•–––––RUSSELLVILLE — Don “Donny” Ray Wood, 80, of Russellville, Arkansas, went home to be with the Lord on December 6, 2012. Donny was born on August 8, 1932, to the late Grady and Margaret Wood. He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Russellville. Donny worked as a self-employed fresh produce salesman in front of Leonard’s Hardware Store in Russellville for many years and enjoyed mowing lawns.

Donny was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Margaret Wood; his brother, Robert L. Wood Sr.; and two sisters, Dorothy G. Neugerbauer and Mary Catherine Woods. He leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his four nephews, Robert C. Kopp, Robert L Wood Jr., Terry Woods and David Woods; many great and great-great-nieces and nephews; cousins, Edwin and Joyce Shinn; and his wonderful caregivers from AMCare of Russellville.

Visitation will be held at Humphrey Funeral Service in Russellville on Friday, December 14, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. Donny will be laid to rest at the Oakland Cemetery in Russellville on Friday, December 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. with Reverend Darrell Kobs of the St. John’s Lutheran Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church of Russellville, 500 North Cumberland Ave., Russellville, Arkansas 72801.


•–––––SAGINAW — Isaac Jasper (I.J.) Parish, 84, of Saginaw departed this life Monday, December 10, 2012. Visitation: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Atkinson Chapel. Funeral services: Thursday December 13, 2012, 10 a.m. Atkinson Chapel. Interment: Social Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Atkinson Funeral Home, Malvern, Ark. Guest register:


•–––––SEARCY — Muriel Fetzer Lussi, 97, of Searcy, died Monday, December 10, 2012. A memorial service has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at the River Oaks Village Independent Living Center, 3012 E. Moore Ave., Searcy, Arkansas 72143. Condolences may be left at


•–––––SEARCY — Rev. Gladys J. Woods, age 94, of Searcy, departed this life to be with her dear Lord on Sunday, December 9, 2012, in Judsonia. Visitation is Wednesday, 4-6 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home. Funeral services are Thursday, 10 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home of Searcy.


•–––––SHERIDAN — Rita Lee Little, 65, of Sheridan, died peacefully on December 10, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. She was born June 18, 1947, in Benton to the late James and Lavada Burress. Rita enjoyed spending time with her children and her grandchildren. She loved her dogs, Lilo, Snoop and April.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Johnny Taylor. Rita is survived by her husband, Jimmy Wayne Little of Sheridan, daughters, Misty Watters and husband, Curtis, Felicia Little, son, James Taylor, grandchildren, Arianna Lewis and Ashleigh Little all of Little Rock.

A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held by Ashby Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ashbys. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and caregivers at UAMS and Hospice Care of Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local human society. On line guest book at www.


•–––––SPRINGDALE — Louis Henry “L.H.” Dodson, 80, of Springdale, died Friday, December 7, 2012, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born October 13, 1932, in the Hurricane Community in Prairie County, Arkansas, to Garnett and Geneva Fuller Dodson.

Mr. Dodson retired in 1991 as vice president for edible oils refining at Riceland Foods in Stuttgart. He was with Riceland for 38 years. His early career was spent in Riceland’s rice division, but joined the soybean division shortly after its formation in 1960. He was a principal contributor to the division’s growth and development since that time. He served on the board of directors of the Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils and on the Soybean Oil Trading Rules Committee of the National Oilseed Processors Association. He also served as a member of the board of directors of SoyCot Inc., a marketing cooperative engaged in the processing and marketing of soybean and cottonseed products.

Mr. Dodson was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville. He was a former member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Stuttgart where he served as president of the congregation numerous times as well as Sunday School Superintendent for 17 years. He also served on the Arkansas/Oklahoma Synod Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

He attended Arkansas State Teachers College (now UCA) and Little Rock University (now UALR). He served two years in the Army’s Guided Missile Center in Ft. Bliss, Texas.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Bryan Scott, and two sisters, Ellen Daughtry and Celeste Bailey. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Shirkey Dodson; two daughters, Lisa Wheetley and husband Tommy of Lowell, Andrea Chadwick and husband Chris of Dublin, Ohio; one son, Chris Dodson and wife Lynn of Springdale; three sisters, Frances Scott of De-Valls Bluff, Virginia Dunaway and husband Gerald of Severna Park, Maryland, Carolyn Bowden and husband Loyd of Duncan, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Alyssa Moody and husband Cole, Ryan Chadwick, Rachael Chadwick, Drew Dodson, Ben Dodson, Tyler Dodson and Lindsey Dodson.

A memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Stuttgart with Pastor Glenn Larsen officiating. A reception and visitation will follow at the church. Private family burial will be at Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements are with Heritage Funeral Home in Springdale, online guest book at

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Fayetteville Veterans Home, 1125 N. College, Fayetteville, Ark. 72703, Bread of Life, 208 W. Emma Ave., Springdale, Ark. 72764, Emanuel Lutheran Church, 209 S. Grand Ave., Stuttgart, Ark. 72160, or to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2925 Old Mission Road, Fayetteville, Ark. 72703.