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OBITUARIES

Posted: November 15, 2012 at 5:09 a.m.

— OBITUARIES Information for the obituaries and funeral notices below was supplied to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Advertising Department by funeral homes.

INDEX

Some obituaries may appear in certain editions of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and not in others. This list shows the names of all people whose obituaries are in at least one edition. For obituaries not in this edition, please see our Web site, Arkansas Online, arkansasonline.com/obituaries/.

PULASKI COUNTY

E. LaVerne Chitwood, 85, of Maumelle. Edna Louise Cook, 89, of Little Rock. Richard Stanley Gillespie, 67, of Sherwood. Carla Jean Aken Green Hampton Solomon Hall, 82, of Little Rock. Charles David Haver IV, 46, of North Little Rock. Dorothy Johnson, 83, of North Little Rock. LaRue Miller, 78, of Little Rock. Georgia R. Morrison-Heard, 82, of Little Rock. Norman “Nick” Nicholson, 78, of Little Rock. Charles “Chuck” Perkins, 79, of Mabelvale. Samuel Veasley, 99, of Little Rock. Dean D. Whitley, 83, of Little Rock. Yancy L. Williams, 78, of Jacksonville.

ELSEWHERE IN ARKANSAS

ARKADELPHIA

Deborah Lynn Thomas, 49.

BATESVILLE

Helen Talley, 82.

BEEBE

Joseph Oliver, 82.

CABOT

Gary Lynn Mahoney, 50. John Joseph Meckes, 89.

CHEROKEE VILLAGE

Anne B. Skaggs, 86.

CLARENDON

Larry Crosby, 58.

COMPTON

Erma Gibbins, 78.

CONWAY

Glen Bolden, 87. Anita Jean Opitz Etheridge, 86.

CROSSETT

Velma Odle Easterling, 94.

DERMOTT

Timothy Edward Lewis, 54.

FAYETTEVILLE

Lola L. Gray, 87.

FLORAL

Ronnie Lee Candler, 55.

FULTON

Dorothy Jane Morton, 72.

HUMNOKE

Elizabeth “Liz” Hansell, 82.

JONESBORO

Deborah Landry, 67.

MAGAZINE

Marilyn Kaye Littleton, 64.

MALVERN

Gina Duke, 43. Cecilia “July” McLain, 95.

OKOLONA

Verdie Mae Pollins, 94.

OSCEOLA

William Young, 64.

PINE BLUFF

Baltazar DeLeon, 56. Jerleaner Girley Helton, 66.

PLAINVIEW

Michael Charles Cunningham, 59.

ROSBORO

Donald Ray Watts, 75.

RUSSELLVILLE

Rayburn Joe Richey, 84.

SALEM

Laura Bell Blair, 87.

SHERIDAN

Loretta Williams Smith, 83.

TRUMANN

Jewell King, 81.

VILONIA

Paul G. Mull, 80.

WYNNE

Havis “Ray” Grantham, 88. Kathy Hess, 64.

OUT-OF-STATE

CARTHAGE, Mo.

Ellen “Louise” Stevens, 86.

RAYMORE, Mo.

Doris Elizabeth Rothwell, 94.

Pulaski County

E. LAVERNE CHITWOOD, 85, of Maumelle, Arkansas, died Sunday, November 11, 2012, at UAMS, in Little Rock. Mrs. Chitwood was born August 21, 1927, in White County, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Elmer Lynn McDaniel and Vesta “Beck” (LaFerney) Thurman, and Vernon “Bob” Thurman (her beloved step-father) of McRae, Ark.

LaVerne loved color and culture and coffee with avid, lifelong appreciation. She loved her family, her friends and her God, though, so much more deeply with a quiet, rich, passion which blessed and touched all those who knew her.

A member of the First Christian Church, 1500 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock, Arkansas since the 1950’s, she served as a Deaconess, Christian Education teacher, CYF leader, & many roles within the CWF and Circle 6 over the years. She sang in the Chancellery Choir and the Glorias. She was blessed to have Dr. Searcy McBurnett bring in the First Christian Church of Maumelle to her residence at Stonehaven Assisted Living for the past four years.

Over 64 years, she owned and operated LaVerne’s Beauty Salon and Chitwood’s School of Beauty in Little Rock. She was a retired beautician at the age of 81 because she had to retire; her work was her love and purpose second only to her family and faith. In the early days of her profession, she was one of the very few New York trained stylists in Little Rock.

Survivors are her son & daughter-in-law, G. Boyd Chitwood, Ed.D. (Chrissy Chitwood) of Tampa, Fla.; her daughter & son-in-law, Berta Chitwood-Lemke (Chris Lemke) of Conway; her grandchildren, Luke Chitwood (Ashley Chitwood) of New York, Sarah Chitwood of Tampa, Fla., Moriah Chitwood of Clinton, Miss., and Joshua Chitwood of Birmingham, Ala. Also survived by a sister, Hilton Duggar of Beebe, Ark.; and brothers, Johnny Mc-Daniel (Rita McDaniel) of Cordova, Tenn., and Dr. Jim Thurman (Susan Thurman) of Glasgow, Ky.

She is also survived by nieces Jan Eastwood (Bill), Anne Woods, Shirley Sanders (Leon), Patricia Amburn (Mike), Sandy McClendon (Kirk), Michelle Pearson (Ray), Terri Foulks, Katie James (Reed), Lindsay Thurman, and Shelly Twitchin (Marcus); and nephews Jim Woods (Jane), Gary Duggar, Danny Bell (Debbie), Rob Bell, Adam McDaniel, Jason McDaniel, Les McDaniel (Beth), John McDaniel (Carrie), Vernon McDaniel (Melissa), Kevin McDaniel, and Carson Thurman (Allison). LaVerne was preceded in death by her beloved, servantminded and sharp witted husband of 51 years, Richard B. Chitwood of Little Rock, Ark.; sisters Doris Crisco of McRae, Ark., Josephine Bell of Searcy, Ark., Billie Jean Faulks of Mesquite, Texas, and Wanda Locke of Beebe, Ark.; brothers Tommy McDaniel of Cabot, Ark., and baby Elmer Lee McDaniel of Griffithsville, Ark.; as well as several nephews.

LaVerne was richly blessed through her life with loving and loyal friends from church, from the beauty business, and from her various activities of life. She was also very well-cared for in her later years by the kind and skillful people of Stonehaven Assisted Living in Maumelle.

A reception will be held at 1 p.m., preceding the service which will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2012, at the First Christian Church, 1500 N. Mississippi, Little Rock, with Kevin Robbins officiating. Services by Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, 5800 W. 12th. (501) 661-9111.

Please send the family messages of love, comfort and condolence at www.griffinleggetthealeyroth. com. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, 1500 N. Mississippi, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205 for either the Endowment Fund or the Elders’ Helping Hand Fund.

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Ms. EDNA LOUISE COOK, 89, of Little Rock, departed this life November 9, 2012 at Arkansas Hospice. She is survived by her four children, Louis “Uncle Johnny” Cook, Robert Cook and wife Carolyn, Edwin Cook, and Marsha Dunnick, all of Little Rock. She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.

Ms. Edna Cook was preceded in death by her daughter, Helen Faye Cook, one grandson, Harold Brown, and daughter-in-law, Shirley Cook.

Home Going service will be held Friday, November 16, at 11 a.m. at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church located at 1622 Marshall Street in Little Rock. Burial will follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery. Rosary will be Thursday at 7 p.m. and visitation to follow until 8 p.m. at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, 5800 West 12th Street. Ms. Cook’s online guestbook is available www. griffinleggetthealeyroth.com.

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RICHARD STANLEY GILLESPIE, age 67, of Sherwood, Ark, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012. He was born October 5, 1945, in Paragould, Ark., to parents, Billie Gillespie and Imogene Penney Higgins. He enjoyed the simple things of life and worked for many years as a truck driver which he loved. He was a devoted son who loved his mother very much.

Richard (Stan) is survived by his mother Imogene Higgins, daughter, Shannon Gillespie, and his sister Linda Bird. He is preceded in death by stepfather, Nolon Higgins, stepbrothers, Billy and Eddie Higgins, as well as his father Billie Gillespie, and grandparents.

The family will be available on Saturday, November 17, 2012, from 4-6 p.m. at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Road, North Little Rock. www.griffinleggettresthills.com.

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CARLA JEAN AKEN GREEN HAMPTON SOLOMON HALL of Little Rock, passed away early on the morning of November 13, 2012 after a short illness. Carla grew up in Elkville, Illinois and spent over 30 years with AT&T and Southwestern Bell Telephone. After retiring, she and her husband owned and operated the Old Stuff Store in the Ferndale community west of Little Rock.

Carla was a devoted wife to Ray Hall, the mother of Terry Green of Columbus, Ohio (deceased); Barry Green of Greenville, Texas; Regina Hampton of Austin, Texas; and Rebecca Brogdon of Los Angeles, California.

She was also a talented vocalist. She had a passion for all animals, making her home and acreage in Ferndale into an animal sanctuary. Memorials may be made to the Pulaski County Humane Society 14600 Colonel Glenn Road Little Rock, Arkansas 72210 in lieu of flowers.

There will be a memorial service at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home 13801 Chenal Parkway in Little Rock (501) 224-8300 on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 10 a.m. Final burial will be in Elkville, Illinois Sunday, November 18, 2012. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.

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CHARLES DAVID HAVER IV, 46, of North Little Rock, born June 3, 1966 in North Little Rock to parents, C.D. and Jan Haver, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his father, C.D. Haver III. Charles is survived by his mother, Jan Crow; his daughter, Caitlin Nicole Haver; his siblings, Kimberlee Lynn (Haver) Finne and husband, Allen, and Jonathan Hugh Haver and wife, Anna; his step-father, Warren Crow; and his step-brother, Scott Crow.

Family and friends gathering will be held on Thursday, November 15th from 6-8 p.m. at Sherwood Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Services to be held at a later date in Langburg, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Caitlin Haver College Fund, P.O. Box 241621, Little Rock, Ark. 72223 To sign his guestbook, please visit www.arkansasfuneralcare.com. Arrangements made by Arkansas Funeral Care, Jacksonville.

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DOROTHY JOHNSON, 83, of North Little Rock passed away Monday, November 12, 2012. She was born November 22, 1928. Mrs. Johnson was a very loving mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother and friend to many. She was always glad to lend a helping hand.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Robert “Bob” Henry; two daughters, Joann Stillman and Rose Johnson; and her son, Bobby Johnson. Cherishing her memory are her son, James Johnson (Doris) of North Little Rock, and Billy Johnson (Wanda) of Tulsa, Okla.; daughter, Helen Jones of Jacksonville, Ark.; grandchildren, Allen, Bobby, William, Joey, and Kenneth; 10 great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and special friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Friday, November 16, 2012 at Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Road, North Little Rock (501) 835-3515. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the funeral home. The online obituary, guestbook, and memorial tribute are available at www.griffinleggettresthills.com.

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LaRUE MILLER of Little Rock, Ark., was born July 15, 1934 and passed on November 13, 2012. She is survived by one daughter, Karen Miller Edmondson; three grandchildren, Lauren Marks, Paul Allen Marks II, Antoynette Edmondson; one great-grand Edmond Ray Barnes III; five brothers, Joe Miller, Larry Miller, Odell Miller, Glen Miller, three sisters; Deloris Irby, Glenda Sharpe, Thressa Cason; a host of other relatives and friends. Family Hour Friday November 16, 2012 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 3323 W 12th St., LR, Ark., 72204. Funeral Service will be Saturday November 17, 2012, 12 noon at Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 600 E 24th St., LR, Ark. 72206. Service entrusted to Gunn Funeral Home, 4323 W. 29th, LR, Ark. 72204 (501) 660-4323.

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Mrs. GEORGIA R. MORRISONHEARD, 82, of Little Rock, transitioned to her Heavenly home, Saturday surrounded by her loved ones. She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis B. Heard, parents and brothers. Georgia loved to sing, travel and spend time with her family. She worked over 25 years at Baptist Medical Center and was affectionately known as “Mama Heard.”

She is survived by her loving and dedicated children, Xavier (Treasie) of Maumelle, Ark., Louis B. (Ruby), Myron E. (Carla) and daughter Emily R. Heard-Williams all of Little Rock; sisters, Mary Mathis of Inglewood, Calif., Eddie L. (Wiley) Jones of Richmond, Calif., Eunice (Michael) Thrasher of LR, Julia Morrison and Deandra Cooper both of Benton, Ark.; brothers, Clarence E. Morrison of LR, Thomas E. (Meneria Dean) Morrison of Blevins, Ark., Charles D. (Sonya) of Belleville, Ill., Michael (Wanda) Morrison of Little Rock and Donald Morrison of Benton, Ark., a host of other relatives, special friends and care givers, Jackie Williams and Glenda Sue Early.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Bethel AME Church LR, visitation, Friday 2-5 p.m. at Dubisson Funeral Home with family hour 6-7 p.m. at the church.

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NORMAN “NICK” NICHOLSON, 78, North Little Rock, departed this life November 10, 2012. He is preceded in death by his father, Leonard Nicholson; brothers, Henry Hal Nicholson and Robert Lewis; grandson, Leon DeShawn Nicholson. He leaves to cherish his memory: children, Marilyn Phillips, Brent Nicholson, Larry Jones, Donnie Jones, Loretta Cage, Frenchie Gipson, Angie Richardson, and Darren Nicholson; mother, Sallie Nicholson; siblings, L.J. Nicholson, Leonard Nicholson Jr. Leon Nicholson, Wanda Solone, Sallie Kyle; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; other family and friends. Family hour: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday at Robinson Mortuary Chapel, NLR. Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at New Zion Grove Baptist Church, 404 Wallace, McAlmont, Pastor Stephen T. Robinson I, officiating. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 4511 East Broadway, North Little Rock (501) 374-0111. Sign online guestbook at www.robinsonmortuary.com. “Service You Can Trust.”

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CHARLES “CHUCK” PERKINS passed away on November 12, 2012 at his home in Mabelvale. Chuck was born to parents, Walter and Alice Perkins on September 11, 1933 in Stomping Ground, Ky.

Chuck leaves behind his wife of 28 years, Shirley Perkins of Mabelvale, Ark., four children; Charlie Perkins of Nicholsville, Kentucky, Paula Malone of St. Louis, Mo., Tom Perkins and wife, Sonja of Springfield, Mo., Gina Brown of Mablevale, Ark., nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews as well as a host of other friends and family members all who loved him and will miss him greatly. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister; Jeannette Miller.

Chuck was considered crazy by those who loved him because of his keen sense of humor and ready wit. He was always acting silly and pulling pranks on his friends and family. One of his close friends said that when Chuck got to heaven, heaven got a whole lot funnier. He enjoyed gardening and had a competitive streak that showed up as he raced to have the first red tomato of the season. Chuck was retired from New Terry Auto Care which he owned and operated for many years. He loved helping people, his family was dear to him and he loved spending time with them.

Arrangements by Peaceful Haven Funeral Home. Funeral will be Friday, November 16 at 1 p.m. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. all to be held at Peaceful Haven located at 322 N Market in Benton. For more information call (501) 778-7100 or visit our online guestbook at www.peacefulhavenfuneralhome.com.

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SAMUEL VEASLEY, 99, Little Rock, departed this life November 10. Survivors sons Henry Clark, Marice Liggin; sister, Cora Crawford. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday, Gospel Lighthouse Baptist Church, 501 E. 16th St., LR. Visitation: 1-5 p.m. Friday at funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, 8821 Colonel Glenn, Little Rock. 565-1800. www. larrygacklinfuneralhomes.com.

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DEAN D. WHITLEY, age 83, of Little Rock, formerly of Arkadelphia, died Tuesday. He was born November 22, 1928 in Hot Spring County the son of Guy and Rellie Hardin Whitley. He was a retired newspaper printer having worked for the Southern Standard in Arkadelphia, the Arkansas Democrat and retiring form the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Brookwood Baptist Church in Little Rock.

Survivors include his wife Mattie Vanlandingham Whitley; three daughters, Cindy (Jim) Taylor of Cabot, Vicky Whitley and Tammy (Greg) Harrison all of Little Rock; four brothers, Lyndle (Juanita) Whitley of Donaldson, Milton Whitley of Okolona, Marlon (Earlene) Whitley and Don (Brenda) Whitley both of Malvern; three sisters, Bernice Smith of Hot Springs, Earlene (Paul) Phillips of Skiatook, Okla., and Earnestine Franklin of Amity; three grandchildren, Nathan Taylor and Emily and Gretchen Harrison.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Chapel with Pastor Doyce Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Caney Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. till service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be to the Caney Cemetery C/O Elcyon Smith, 4100 Caney Rd., Bismarck, Ark. 71929. Sign online guest book at www.ruggleswilcox.com.

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YANCY L. WILLIAMS was born February 14, 1934 to Houston Sr. and Rebecca Williams in England, Ark. On November 5, 2012 God called him home. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 38 years Carolyn Williams; daughter, Patricia; his sons, Dorian, Bruce, Danny (Crystal), Eric (Kimberly), Ellis (Tamara); his stepchildren, Donald, Arthur (Cynthia), Anthony (Lisa), Thomas, Racheal and his sister, Gertrude; 28 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be Friday November 16, 2012, 11 a.m. at New Jerusalem COGIC in Lonoke, Ark. Visitation will be today from 1 till 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Services entrusted to Premier Funeral Home, 1518 S. Battery St., Little Rock, Ark. 72202 (501) 376-4800. “Only Heaven Can Serve You Better!” Arkansas

ARKADELPHIA — Deborah Lynn Thomas, age 49, of Arkadelphia died Wednesday. She was born December 22, 1962 in Morrilton, Ark. the daughter of Charles and Joetta Stubblefield Thomas. She was a registered nurse and a Baptist. Survivors include two daughters, Taylor Francis of Hot Springs and Amanda Haynes of Arkadelphia, her parents, Charles and Joetta Thomas of Pine Bluff, one brother, Steve Thomas and his wife Rachel of Rogers, Ark. and one sister Courtney Thomas of Arkadelphia. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012 in the Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Chapel. Sign on line guest book at www.ruggleswilcox.com.

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BATESVILLE — Helen Talley, 82, of Batesville, died Tuesday. Survivors: sister, Bernice Thompson; niece, Fancy Stafford; nephews: Curt Thompson, John Ball, Chris Ball, David Thompson. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday, Oaklawn Cemetery by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home, Batesville. No visitation planned. Memorials: Independence County Humane Society, P.O. Box 3956, Batesville, Ark. 72503. www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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BEEBE — SMSGT Joseph R. Oliver, 82, of Beebe, Arkansas departed this life on November 12, 2012. He’s predeceased by his parents, Louis and Lola Oliver; three siblings; and his good friend, Jake McGee. His loving survivors include: longtime friend, Bertha McGee; two godchildren, Lasonya Timms and Randy Timms, Jr. Home going services will be on Saturday, November 17, 2012, 11 a.m. Interment with honors will be Monday, November 19, 2012, 12 noon, at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 Maryland Ave., NLR, Ark. Viewing: Saturday, 10-11 a.m., prior to service, both services at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester St., LR (501) 372-1305.

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CABOT — Gary Lynn Mahoney, 50, of Cabot died Tuesday, November 13, 2012. He was born August 20, 1962 in North Little Rock to Connie Thornton Mahoney and the late George Roy Mahoney. Everything Gary did was for his children. His main enjoyments were sitting around the campfire chipping rocks, a cup of coffee in hand with his best friend, Aden.

Gary is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Mahoney and life partner, Mindy and their son, Aden; his son Scotty Mahoney and his wife, Brittney; two brothers and two sisters; his mother, Connie Mahoney; numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and the mother of his children, Dorothy Avery.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Russell Chapel Church of the Nazarene with Brother Steve Zumalt officiating. Burial will follow at King Cemetery under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home and Crematory (501) 843-5816. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.moorescabotfuneralhome.com.

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CABOT — John Joseph Meckes, age 89, of Cabot, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. He was born September 7, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Waldemare and Olga Meckes. He was a United States Marine Corps Veteran. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2012 at Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery in North Little Rock. Arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home and Crematory (501) 982-2136. Sign online guestbook at www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com.

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CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Anne B. Skaggs, age 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark. died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. A private service will be held by the family at a later date. All arrangements are by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. www.tricountyfuneralhome.com.

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CLARENDON — Larry Crosby, 58, died Friday. Survived by: sons, Sean Crosby, William Cox, nine siblings, Howard, Steve, Jhery, Johnny, and Mark Crosby, Mary Senter, Thelda Brockinton, Linda Manis, Marsha Kitterman. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Chapel. Service: 2 p.m. Friday both at Bob Neal & Sons Funeral Home-Clarendon. Interment: Shady Grove Cemetery. Obit/guestbook/ www.bobnealandsons.com. 870-747-3704.

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CONWAY — Glen Bolden, 87, of Conway, went to be with the Lord November 14, 2012. Glen D. Bolden was born September 27, 1925 to John and Bessie (Barton) Bolden at Tyronza, Ark. Glen was a U.S. Army Veteran who honorably served during WWII. A member of E Company, 349 Infantry, 88 Division, he fought in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations Italian Campaign. During his active duty as an 88th Division “Blue Devil,” he received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Battle Stars and the Sharp Shooter Medal.

Glen was employed by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department for 30 years, until retiring in 1985. He was an avid gardener and also enjoyed working on his lawn. He was also active in the Oak Street McDonald’s Morning Coffee Club. Glen was a member of Second Baptist Church in Conway, where he attended the Wright Bundrick Men’s Sunday School class.

Glen is survived by his wife Ollie Vee Bolden; daughters Martha Longing of Conway and Jolynda (Dwight) Davis of Conway; a son, Mark Shaw of Snellville, Ga; a brother, Pete Owens of Fisher, Ark.; sisters, Betty Sue Hinds of Olive Branch, Miss., Barbara Ann Dean of Harrisburg and Mary Jo (Gene) Crouch of Harrisburg; “Papa Glen” was also the proud grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of 12. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Gene and John Mervin Bolden.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Second Baptist Church in Conway with Dr. Mark Dance and Dr. Stan Young officiating.

Pallbearers will be “Papa Glen’s” grandsons, Brian “Salty” Longing, Chad Longing, Jon Davis, Chris Jones, John Riewerts and Justin Moore. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Wright Bundrick Men’s Sunday School class of Second Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time at the church. The online guestbook may be viewed by visiting www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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CONWAY — Anita Jean Opitz Etheridge, 86, of Conway, passed away Tuesday, November 13. 2012. Anita was born on July 2, 1926 in Conway to Henry Grady and Lera Elaine Opitz (Bowen). In 1947 she married Wade M. Etheridge, an Army Veteran of WWII. She was a retired school teacher who taught at Conway High School and the Little Rock Air Force Base.

Survivors include her son, Jerry K. Etheridge; her niece, Cynthia Harris; her nephew, John David Opitz and their children, M. Josh Harris, and Olivia Opitz; and Mrs. Mary West, a very special family friend. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother John Henry Opitz.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Crestlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway (501-327-7727). In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Disabled American Veterans, Chapter #10, P.O. Box 2172, Conway, Ark. 72033. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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CROSSETT — Velma Odle Easterling, age 94, of Crossett, Ark., passed away on November 11, 2012, at Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation. She was born on September 8, 1918, in Blocker, Texas, to her parents, C.C. and Allie Odle. Mrs. Easterling worked for the Crossett Company and retired from Georgia Pacific after 35 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Easterling was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 63 years, James Byron Easterling; a sister, Vivian Taylor; a nephew, Charles Taylor; a niece, Martha Vastine; and two brothers-in-law, Felton Taylor and Arthur Vastine.

Survivors include one daughter, Becky Meadows of Hot Springs, Ark.; one sister, Allie Ruth Vastine of Rogers, Ark.; two grandchildren, Jack Meadows III (Sarah) of Hot Springs, Ark., and Melissa Riley (Cooper) of Little Rock, Ark.; four great-grandchildren, Olivia Easterling Riley, Rachel Park Riley, Sarah Cooper Riley and Ryder McCoy Meadows; two nephews, Lane Vastine (Sally) of Rogers, Ark., Doug Vastine (Karen) of Bentonville, Ark.; a special family friend, Fannie Posey of Crossett, Ark., and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Jones Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett, Ark. (www.jonesservice.com). Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., on Saturday prior to service.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 701 Main Street, Crossett, Ark. 71635.

Pallbearers: Jack Meadows III, Cooper Riley, Jack Meadows Jr., Lane Vastine, Doug Vastine, Bill Meadows. Thanks to the staff of Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation and to Hospice Home Care for their loving care and concern for Velma.

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DERMOTT — Timothy Edward Lewis, age 54, of Dermott, Ark., died Nov. 7, 2012. Services: Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church, Dermott, Rev. Rikie Lattimore officiating. Burial in Davis Cemetery. Survivors are mother; three brothers; three sisters.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Lola L. Gray, 87, of Fayetteville died Tuesday, November 13, 2012, in Fayetteville. She was born December 4, 1924 in Newark, Arkansas, the daughter of Henry R. Lane and Maudie Henderson Lane.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Gray. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Mahady of Fayetteville, Jeannie Villines of Benton, Ark.; brother, John W. Lane of Little Rock; sister, Katherine Reynolds of Little Rock; four grandchildren, Chris Villines, Kevin Villines, Chance Villines and Andrea Price and six great-grandchildren.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home & Memorial Crematory, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Please visit www.nelsonberna to sign the online guestbook.

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FLORAL — Ronnie Lee Candler, 55, of Floral died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Batesville. He was the son of Lottie Candler and the late Orie Candler. He retired from White Rodgers in Batesville. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service of Batesville.

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FULTON — Dorothy Jane Morton, 72, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012, Texarkana, Texas. She was born December 27, 1939, in McNab, Ark. Visitation is Thursday, November 15, 6-8 p.m. at Herndon Pharr Funeral Home in Hope. Service Friday, November 16, 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Hope. Burial at East Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Herndon Pharr Funeral Home. www.pharrfuneralhomes.com.

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HUMNOKE — Elizabeth “Liz” Hansell, 82, passed away of natural causes at her home in Humnoke, Arkansas, on November 12, 2012, surrounded by family members at her bedside. She was born June 30, 1930, in Gumwoods Township, Lonoke County, Arkansas, to Robert Odie and Mary Ella Underwood. She married Jesse Paul “Giggs” Hansell on August 21, 1949.

She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Paula Rail and Danny, Sandra Freund and Robert, Vickie Raker and James, and her son and his wife, Roger Hansell and Mary Anne. “Granny” is survived by her grandchildren and their spouses, Cindy Lock, Beth Rail, Paul Freund and Sara, Jessica Maynard and Blake, Brooke Jackson and Scott, and Misty Hansell. “Big Granny” is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Andrea Lock, Dalton Rail, Lauren Maynard, Cameron Maynard, Haley Freund, Caitlyn Freund, Willa Jackson and Kaydence Manuel. She is survived by her sisters and their spouses, Mary Lee Vaught and Leon, Frances England and David, and her brothers and their spouses, Clarence and Dorothy Underwood, Lewis and Betty Underwood. Liz is preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Paul Hansell; her parents, Robert Odie and Mary Underwood; and siblings Figi Underwood, Audrey Skinner, Dorothy Ingle, Kenneth Underwood and Gene Underwood.

Liz was a life long member of Rowes Chapel Church of Humnoke, Arkansas. After her retirement from Remington Arms, she actively pursued her love of vegetable and flower gardening. She loved canning the vegetables and preserving jams and jellies to give to her family and friends. Nothing made Liz happier than big family gatherings, which allowed her to prepare delicious meals for the enjoyment of family, as well as for invited friends. Liz could always be found in front of her TV when the Razorbacks were playing. She was a highly enthusiastic fan of the team. She loved and found great joy in spending time with small children. She shared many happy stories of visits from young neighbors, Benjamin and Noah Fulmer.

Funeral services for Liz will be held November 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Wilson-Robison Funeral Home, England. Visitation will be November 16, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Flynn Cemetery. Wilson-Robison Funeral Home of England, (501) 842-3901, is in charge of the arrangements.

Thank you to the many family members, friends, neighbors, medical caregivers, and others who loved, helped, and visited her, and in so many ways enriched her life. A special thank you to the family, neighbors, and her church family who brought happiness into her life. She loved all of them so very much. “Don’t be ashamed to weep; ‘tis right to grieve ... Tears are water, and flowers ... need water and sunshine to grow. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”

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JONESBORO — Mrs. Deborah Landry, 67, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012, at her residence after a thirteen year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Mrs. Landry was born on August 10, 1945, in Peoria, Illinois, to the late Bruce Anderson and Virginia Wynkoop Royer. She had lived in Jonesboro since 1990 when she moved here from Zachary, Louisiana. She was a graduate of Louisiana State University of Baton Rouge with a degree in Medical Technology and was a member and president of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Mrs. Landry received her Master’s in Health Care Administration in 1998 from the College of St. Francis in Memphis, Tenn. She was a life member of the Junior Auxiliary and an avid volunteer where needed. She was a founder and a very instrumental part of organizing the start of Daffodil Days in Jonesboro, 21 years ago as a member of the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Landry was an active member of the First United Methodist Church. She lived through all the many long years of her battle with her disease the same way she always lived her life — with courage, tenacity, grace, patience and a sweetness of spirit, a steadfast love for family and friends, for mankind and a boundless faith in God.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert J. Landry Sr. She is survived by three children, Robert J. Landry, Jr. and his wife Aimee’ Duvernay Landry of Slidell, La., Amy Landry Fulkerson and her husband Brian Fulkerson of Jonesboro, Laura Landry Bresee and her husband Phineas Bresee of Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Ryan and Olivia Landry, Mya and Bobbi Fulkerson and Quinn and Luke Bresee; two sisters, Rebecca Royer Schade of Baton Rouge, La., and Judith Royer Wilkinson of Lafayette, La.; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church with Rev. John Miles II and Rev. Patty Soward officiating. The family will receive friends in the Atrium at the church from 1 p.m. until service time.

The family request in lieu of flowers memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 801 S. Main, Jonesboro, Ark. 72401 or St. Bernards Village/Alzheimer’s Home c/o St. Bernards Foundation, 400 East Street, Jonesboro, Ark. 72401. Arrangements were entrusted to the Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home, 300 W. Matthews Ave., Jonesboro, Ark. 72401, (870) 935-5566. Personal condolences may be sent to the Landry family at www.greggfunerals.com.

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MAGAZINE — Marilyn Kaye Littleton, 64, of Magazine died November 10, 2012. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Old Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Magazine, with burial at Evans Cemetery, Magazine, under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service. (479) 675-3392. www.boonevillefuneralservice.com.

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MALVERN — Gina Duke, 43, of Malvern died Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Survivors, husband, James Ardelle Duke; son, Justin McKinley; daughter, Allecia Duke; step-daughter, Dana Michelle Nelson; mother, Mary Frazier; sisters, Sabrina Caudell Packard, Marcia Stockwell; two grandchildren. Memorial service, Saturday, November 17th, 2 p.m., Regency, Malvern. Arrangements, Regency Funeral Home. Guestbook, www. regencyfuneralhome.com.

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MALVERN — Cecilia “July” McLain, 95, Malvern, died Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Survivors, sons, C.E. “Jim” McLain, Jr.; daughters, Carolyn Cecilia McLain Walling; sister-in-laws, Cecile Grappe, Beatrice McLain; five grandchildren; eleven greatgrandchildren; four great-great grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation Arrangements, Regency Funeral Home. Guest book, www. regencyfuneralhome.com.

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OKOLONA — Verdie Mae Pollins, 94, of Okolona died Thursday, November 8 at her home in Okolona. She was born October 1, 1918, in Hollywood the daughter of the late Fines and Katherine Osborne. She was a homemaker, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of First Baptist Church at Okolona.

Survivors include three sons, Jimmie (Martha) Lee Pollins and Bennie Lee Pollins, both of Okolona, Bobby (Earnestine) Joe Pollins of Bryant; one daughter, Lillie Smith of Mineral Springs ; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-greatgrandchildren.

Funeral service will be Saturday, November 17, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Okolona with Rev. Larry Mitchell officiating. Burial: First Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home Friday. Family hour 6 to 7 p.m. Sign online guest book www.mitchellfuneralservices. com.

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OSCEOLA — William Young, 64, of Osceola entered into rest, Tuesday, November 13, 2012, in Jonesboro. Born February 13, 1948, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Gratz and Evelyn Young, he was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Osceola and worked in law enforcement for many years.

He is survived by his wife: Marilyn Young; two sons: Billy Young (Jackie) of Louisville, Ky., and Rusty Young (Michelle) of Jonesboro; five grandchildren: Will, Isaac, Audrey, Luci and Lynli Young. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister: Dian Young Foster.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 12-1:30 p.m. at Roller-Swift Funeral Home followed by at 1:30 p.m. graveside service in Mississippi County Memorial Gardens. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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PINE BLUFF — Baltazar DeLeon, 56, of Pine Bluff went to be with the Lord Monday, November 12, 2012. He is survived by one daughter: Angela Pittman; and three grandchildren: Mikah Holladay, Destiny Farrow and Alexis Pittman, all of Beebe, Arkansas. Cremation services are being handled by Roller England Funeral Home (501) 842-3939. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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PINE BLUFF — Mrs. Jerleaner Girley Helton, 66, of Pine Bluff passed Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2012, at Mt. Nebo MBC by Rev. Earnest Girley, Sr. Burial will be in Forrest Lawn Memorial Garden by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Online Register: www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.

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PLAINVIEW — Michael Charles Cunningham, age 59, of Plainview died Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2012, at the Plainview Church of Christ. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Plainview. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the chapel in Danville.

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ROSBORO — Donald Ray Watts, age 75, of Rosboro, died Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood with Rev. Beth Stegall officiating. Visitation will be Friday, 6-8 p.m. Interment will be in the Jones Cemetery. Guest registry is at www.davis-smith. com.

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RUSSELLVILLE — Rayburn Joe Richey, 84, of Russellville, Ark., passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012. A Celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012, at New Rosemont Cemetery in Benton, by Humphrey Funeral Service.

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SALEM — Laura Bell Blair was born Laura Bell Anner Branson to Lee and Libbie Branson on August 11, 1925, at Hand, Ark. She died November 13, 2012, at the age of 87 years, three months and two days. She was dedicated in the Missionary Baptist Church of Hand, Ark. Laura Bell married Arvis Junior Blair on April 14, 1946. They were blessed with four children: Cathy, Juanita, Joyce and Dale.

Laura and Arvis lived in West Plains, Mo.; Chardon, Ohio; Mountain Home and Conway, Arkansas, before moving to Salem where she has resided since 1980. She was employed by the Chardon, Ohio, Public School System, Peoples Bank of Mountain Home, Arkansas, and was a trusted employee in private homes.

Laura loved family and friends. She enjoyed music and dancing, and often met friends for coffee and laughter. She gathered her family by hosting a Branson Reunion annually.

Laura is preceded in death by her husband, Arvis Blair; her parents, Lee and Libbie Branson; a sister, Ellen Lawrence; two brothers, George Branson and Raymond Branson; and a daughter, Joyce Ann Van de Grift. Laura is survived by her brother, Charlie (Joyce) Branson; two daughters, Cathy (Tom) Lemon; Juanita (Wayne) Thomas; a son, Dale (Charolette) Blair; eight grandchildren: Thomas (Tammy) Lemon, Christina Dawson, Todd (Erin) Lemon, Natalie (David) Millard, Leticia (Bronson) Melton, Jeffie Laura Thomas, Clint (Jennifer) Thomas, Joseph Van de Grift, Kelly (Rory) Foren, Amy (Jason) Cantrell, Crystal (Jeff) Allen, and 22 great-grandchildren.

Family night will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Cox-Blevins Funeral Home in Salem, Ark. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2012, at Cox-Blevins Chapel with interment immediately following at Deweytown Cemetery in Elizabeth, Ark. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Deweytown Cemetery Association.

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SHERIDAN — Loretta Williams Smith, 83, of Sheridan, Arkansas, died Tuesday. Survivors: husband, O.A. Smith; daughter, Wanda Benfield; sisters, Louise Bryant; Carolyn Reed; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday, Hope Pentecostal Church. Burial: Lost Creek Cemetery. Visitation: Thursday, 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan (870) 942-1306. www. memorialgardenssheridan.com.

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TRUMANN — Jewell King, 81, of Trumann died Tuesday in Jonesboro. Survivors are sons, Billy, Wesley and Timmy (Sherry), all of Trumann; sister, Bonnie Hillis of Weona; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services are Friday at 2 p.m. with visitation Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Arrangements by Jackson’s Harrisburg Funeral Home.

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VILONIA — Paul G. Mull, 80, of Vilonia, died on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. He was born on August 5, 1932, in Braggs, Oklahoma. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2012, at Vilonia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway. Online guestbook: www. rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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WYNNE — Havis “Ray” Grantham, 88, of Wynne, died Monday in Wynne. Survivors are his son, Danny Grantham, Wynne; one sister; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation is Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. at Kernodle Funeral Home. Services, Friday, at 2 p.m., Kernodle Funeral Chapel. Burial at Harris Chapel Cemetery.

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WYNNE — Kathy Hess, 64, of Wynne, died Monday. She was born Jan. 7, 1948. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Interment in Johnson Cemetery. Visitation was held Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m. with Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. (870) 238-9400. www.thompsonwilshofh. com.

Out-of-state

RAYMORE, Mo. — Doris Elizabeth Rothwell, 94, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012. A private graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Oakland Cemetery at Fordyce, Ark. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest register, visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com.

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