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OBITUARIES

Posted: November 29, 2012 at 4 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

Conyous H. Moore Biggs, 86, of Little Rock. Terry Dewayne Carter, 48, of Little Rock. Betty Croston, 74, of North Little Rock. Edmonia “Mona” Beising Gourley King Dreher, 82, of Sherwood. Barbara E. Hodges, 64, of Little Rock. Charles Huskey Jr., 84, of Little Rock. Beatrice Hannegan Ivy, 102, of Little Rock. Dettrus D. Johnson, 30, of Little Rock. Henry Scott “Too Short” Johnson, 50, of Little Rock. Jeanette Gail Lowery, 63, of Maumelle. Alvin Louis Petter Jr., 85, of North Little Rock. Henry Edward Pipkin, 85, of Little Rock. Corine Thompson, 92, of Little Rock. Angelia Marie White, 48, of Little Rock. Bobby Wilson, 57, of Mabelvale. Dorman Orval Young, 77, of Sherwood.

ELSEWHERE IN ARKANSAS

ARKADELPHIA

Rosamond Hewitt Hubbard, 87. Thomas Oral “T.O.” Shepherd, 88.

BEEBE

Bobby Jack Pearl, 77.

BENTON

Keith Beck, 63. Hibiberto DeLeon, 65. Darrell Lewis Walden, 72.

BERRYVILLE

Audrey Mavis Langston, 77.

BLYTHEVILLE

Sandra Gail Bortis, 73.

CABOT

Stanley Henry, 71. Charles Franklin James, 85.

CARTHAGE

Kendrick Dawonn Hill, 32.

CROSSETT

Beatrice Kincade Hollis, 87.

DAMASCUS

Freddy Ray Mercer, 66.

DARDANELLE

Edward O. “Sonny” Lane, 74.

EL DORADO

John P. Armer, 88. Margaret Davis Roden, 69.

FORREST CITY

Larry Gwyn, 65.

FORT SMITH

Betty Jean (Widmer) Kusel, 81.

HAMBURG

Arthur Buford Leveritt, 61.

HICKORY RIDGE

Eddie Joe Gunter, 65.

HOLLY GROVE

Bulah Mae Fluker-Williams, 63.

IVAN

George Neal, 76.

KENSETT

George Harvey Lawson, 74.

McGEHEE

Ouida Riley McGehee, 85.

MELBOURNE

Linda Kay McSpadden, 65.

MORRILTON

Stephanie Irene Helzer, 41.

PANGBURN

Toney A. Yonavich, 86.

PINE BLUFF

Roy L. Burrough, 90. Ruth Jean Tanks, 75.

PINEVILLE

Gloria Jean Schinkal, 67.

REDFIELD

Mary Jane Hocking Tuck, 84.

ROSE BUD

Charles J. Trett, 90.

RUSSELLVILLE

Donald Wayne Sloan, 68.

SEARCY

Opal Fern Downing, 98. Jack Lee Eakins, 82.

SOUTHSIDE

Danny Seaman, 62.

TULL

Raymond Ward “Bud” Westbrook Jr., 62.

WARD

David Castera, 36.

WARREN

Alvanette Johnston Gates, 73.

WYNNE

Ricky Eugene Dildine Sr., 55.

OUT-OF-STATE

BATON ROUGE

Mary Louise Caldwell Garner, 84.

HORN LAKE, Miss.

Carrie Patricia Osburn, 76.

DANDRIDGE, Tenn.

Sylvia Blackstead Derksen, 79.

Pulaski County

CONYOUS MOORE BIGGS, age 86, of Little Rock, died Monday, November 26, 2012. She was born November 24, 1926 in Chesterfield, S.C., to the late Charles Preston Moore and Ethel Lisenby Moore.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers JW Moore and Donald Moore, husband of 50 years, Ted G. Biggs, son Guy Preston Biggs, and daughter-in-law, Darla J. Biggs. Survivors include two sisters, Katie M. Walter and Sue Moore; three sons, Gene S. Biggs of North Little Rock, Rork P. Biggs (Tess) of Melbourne, Fla., Thomas W. Biggs of Little Rock; three daughters, Peggy Rolfes (Peter) of Atlanta, Ga., Judith Biggs of Little Rock, Janice Hamzy (Shannon) of Little Rock; and five grandchildren, Preston Zambrano of Little Rock, Sarah and Molly Rolfes of Atlanta, Ga., Chad Tollett (Heather) of Conway, Ark., Ashley Harden (Jay) of Marianna, Ark., and four greatgrandchildren, Cole, Clay, Amelia, and Jack.

She was a wonderful and loving wife, mom, granny, and friend, and will be deeply missed. Her wonderful sense of humor, sweet smile, generous nature, and ability to make everyone feel welcome combined to make her the quintessential gracious Southern lady. Her family feels extremely blessed to have had her in their lives for so many years. The family would also like to express their gratitude to her devoted caregivers, Phyllis, Ms. Ella, Charlene, Maria, and Amalia.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with a rosary to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth, 5800 West 12th Street Little Rock, Ark. A private family burial will be held at a future date. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

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TERRY DEWAYNE CARTER, 48, of Little Rock, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Carter Sr., and Mary Carter. He leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Mildred Carter; children, Teranie Carter and Charity Carter; one brother, Thomas Carter (Elvira); two sisters, Annette Carter and Jackie Stephens (Thomas); and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 1, 2012, 1 p.m. at Greater Christ Temple Church, 1200 Bishop Warren Drive. The family will receive tomorrow 7-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Personal & Professional services entrusted to Hardy Funeral Home, 2408 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (501) 372-4129. “We Care, When Caring Counts.”

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BETTY CROSTON, 74, North Little Rock departed this life November 21, 2012. She is survived by two sons, Steve Louis, Robert (Ann) Croston; one daughter, Gail Jones; a host of grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Family Hour 6-7 p.m. Friday, Funeral Services, 11 a.m. Saturday, Hubble Chapel. Funeral Services entrusted to Hubble Funeral Home, 374-3134. www.hubblefuneralhome.co.

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Mrs. EDMONIA “MONA” BEISING GOURLEY (King, Dreher), wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, homemaker, caretaker, and devoted child of our Lord and Savior left this journey to rest in the arms of God November 28, 2012. Mona was a member of First Baptist Church of Sherwood.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the love of her life and best friend, of 32 years Major John Hogan Gourley; two other spouses Lester King and Ross Dreher; and her sister, Willadene “Billie” Harvey. Cherishing her memory are her children, Scott E. Gourley and Sandra Houser (Blaine); grandchildren, John S. Gourley (Diane), and Sarah G. Gourley; great-grandaughter, Makaylynn Gourley.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m.., Friday, November 30, 2012 in the chapel of Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Road, North Little Rock (501) 835-3515, with Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m., until service time on Friday. The online obituary, guestbook, and memorial tribute are available at www.griffinleggettresthills.com.

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BARBARA E. HODGES, 64, Little Rock, departed this life November 24, 2012. Family hour: 6:15-7:15 p.m. Friday at Robinson Mortuary Chapel, LR. Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Grove Baptist Church, 14208 Old Maumelle Rd., North Little Rock, Rev. Carl Jackson, officiating. 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.”

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CHARLES HUSKEY JR., 84, of Little Rock, formerly of El Dorado, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012, at his residence. He was born September 4, 1928, to Zona Charles and Ruby Pearl Mathis Huskey in Cale, Ark. Charles was a United States Army Veteran, serving in Korea, and was an electrician for the IBEW 436. He enjoyed welding, building projects and most of all he loved his family. Charles was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ann Huskey; and son, Charles Huskey. Survivors include his daughter, Nancy Archer (Dr. Lee) of Little Rock, Ark.; two brothers, Gilbert Huskey (Miriam) of Junction City, James Huskey (Jo) of El Dorado; sister, KatherineTalley (Reed) of Queens City, Texas; and sisterin-law, Ruth Nodini of El Dorado. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

The family expresses appreciation to Dr. Kimberly Curseen and Dr. Paula Podrazik, home health care aides Shuntell, Stoney, and Shalana, and the Baptist Therapy team of Linda, Catherine, and Carrie for their compassionate care and attention.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Young’s Chapel under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors with Dr. Ray Higgins officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until service time. Memorials may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, Honduras Mission Fund, 4501 Rahling Rd., Little Rock, Ark. 72223. An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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BEATRICE HANNEGAN IVY, 102 died Wednesday November 28, 2012. She was born in Blanntown, Ark., May 23, 1910 to Tom and Millie Holmes Hannegan. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Larkin Ivy; son Rodney Ivy; three brothers Frank, Roy and Joe T. Hannegan; two sisters, Nora Waldrip and Minnie Williams. “Miss Bea” as she was known to many, lived in Hampton, Ark., until 2001. She owned and operated Ivy’s Ready to Wear for 25 years.

She leaves to cherish her memories, daughter, Betty Ann Ivy Hadley; granddaughter, Sharon Shumate (Tim); great-granddaughters, Magen and Morgan Shumate; nephew Doug Williams (Helen); nieces, Ann Norsworthy and Beth Williams; seven great-nieces and nephews, their families and many close family and Church friends. Visitation will be Friday November 30, 5-7 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton, Ark. Graveside service will be Saturday, December 1, 2 p.m. at Campground Cemetery, Hampton, Ark. A special thanks to Maumelle Health and Rehab for their love and care for the last three years. Memorials may be made to Oak Park Baptist Church, 8200 Flintridge Rd., Little Rock, Ark. 72210 in her name. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce/Hampton. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

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DETTRUS D. JOHNSON, 30, of Little Rock passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Arrangements are to be announced by Hot Springs Funeral Home. Online condolences at www. hotspringsfh.com.

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HENRY SCOTT JOHNSON “TOO SHORT,” 50, of Little Rock, died on November 24, 2012. He leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Bobbie Toney, two sons, a sister and brother, five grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Visitations will be held on Nov. 30, 2012, at Brown-Williams Funeral Home in Fordyce from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and at Gunn Funeral Home in Little Rock from 7:30 p.m.-8-30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012, 11 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1723 E. 3rd Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72202. Caring, Compassionate and Professional services have been entrusted to C.D. Ross Funeral Home, 416 West 5th Street, Stuttgart, Ark. 72160, 870-673-0416. “Where Families Are Our First Priority.”

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JEANETTE GAIL LOWERY of Maumelle, beloved wife of David Lowery, devoted mother and dear friend to many, passed away November 27, 2012, at the age of 63. She was born October 25, 1949, in Little Rock. She was a member of Pulaski Heights Presbyterian Church since childhood.

Gail was preceded in death by her parents, James M. “Buck” and Carrie Lucille Cairns. She is survived by and will be greatly missed by her husband; children, J.D. Lowery and wife, Jennifer Lowery, of Maumelle and Devin Lowery of Longview, Texas; grandchildren, Blakleigh Lowery, Madison Corley and Mason Lowery of Mount Vernon, Texas; and sister and brother-in-law, Jana and Dan Bradford of Rogers. She also has a brother, James M. Cairns, Jr.

Gail was known to most for her quick wit, dry humor and prodigious intellect. Some might call her outspoken. She had a voracious appetite for reading books of all types and could match the most obscure quotes or stories to fit any situation. She will be remembered as a Cub Scout den leader, perpetual community volunteer, lover of animals, finisher of David’s incomplete crossword puzzles and prolific holiday decorator of her home.

There will be a visitation on Friday, November 30, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where family and friends are welcome to visit and share stories about Gail’s influence on their lives. A graveside service and burial will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Forest Hills Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.), Little Rock, (501) 224-2200. Gail’s online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.

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ALVIN LOUIS PETTER, JR., 85 of North Little Rock passed away Monday, November 26, 2012. He was born March 2, 1927, to Dr. Alvin L. Petter, Sr. and Marie Grabbe Petter in Stuttgart, Ark. Alvin was quite an adventurer in many ways. One of his great loves was flying and he soloed at age 17. He was an expert pilot and owned several different planes. He joined the Navy at the age of 17. He visited Acapulco and Mexico City where he walked to the top of the Pyramids. He also went Para Sailing in the Caribbean and skied at Big Bear in California.

He attended schools in Stuttgart and Gulfport Military Academy. He graduated from State Teachers (now UCA). He later taught chemistry, biology and science at Marked Tree, Ark. He was a member of EAA for many years and made several lifelong friends there. He was a salesman for Towmotor, John Deere and Ford where he was one of the top salesmen in U.S.

He is survived by his wife, Mary of almost 60 years; three daughters, Christie Hunter, Elaine Petter, of North Little Rock, Lisa Dooley of Jonesboro; a son, Alvin Petter III of North Little Rock. He had nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He leaves one brother, Robert Petter (Shirley) of DeValls Bluff; and Marie Klugh (Dr. Walter) of Hot Springs and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel (501-791-7400). Interment will follow at Rest Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2012 at the funeral home. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes. com/owens.

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HENRY EDWARD PIPKIN, 85, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Little Rock. He was born in Whiteville, Tenn., on Sunday, Dec. 19, 1926. He was preceded in death by parents Elmer and Hazel Pipkin, and sisters Helen Baker and Mildred Pipkin. He is survived by wife of 62 years Vera Mae (Kiihnl); children James, Esther and Jason; grandchildren Eva and Ali Pipkin; siblings Geraldine Crocker and Billy Pipkin; and many nieces, nephews and their families. Funeral services will be held at Choctaw Church of Christ on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. Internment following service to be held at Hunter Hill Cemetery in Clinton. Arrangement by Roller-Chenal Funeral Home 13801 Chenal Parkway Little Rock, Ark. 72211. (501) 224-8300. Online guestbook: www. rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.

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CORINE THOMPSON, 92, of Little Rock, Ark., died Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Born in Morrilton, Ark., she was the daughter of Robert and LuLa Wright. She was preceded in death by her husband, three daughters, two sons and two grandchildren. Survivors are three daughters; Tina Louise Thompson (Jimmy) of North Little Rock, Betty Missouri-Taylor (Louis) of Little Rock and Shirley Morange (Bobby) Memphis, Tenn., one son, James Thompson (Darlene) of North Little Rock; 19 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, November 30, 2012, from 1 til 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be held Saturday, December 1, 2012, 12 noon at 65th Street Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery. Services entrusted to Premier Funeral Home, 1518 S. Battery St., Little Rock, Ark. 72202 (501) 376-4800. “Only Heaven Can Serve You Better!”

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ANGELIA MARIE WHITE, 48, of Little Rock, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012. She leaves to cherish her memory: CJ Livingston (Ashley) and Anthony Livingston; siblings, Charles White, Marcus Brown, Vincent Brown, Keith Brown (Karen), Marquise Brown (Andrea) and Star Brown; two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, 1 p.m. at Hardy Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Personal & Professional services entrusted to Hardy Funeral Home, 2408 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (501) 372-4129. “We Care, When Caring Counts.” –––––

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BOBBY WILSON, 57, of Mabelvale, Ark., passed away November 22, 2012. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home, 4212 Highway 5 North, Bryant at 1:30 p.m. To sign Bobby’s online guestbook visit www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.

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DORMAN ORVAL YOUNG, 77, of Sherwood, Arkansas, was born September 13, 1935, in Sheridan, Arkansas, the son of the late B.W. and Doyle Edna Stevens Young. He was a member of Moose Lodge #942 in Sherwood and had served over 20 years in the United States Air Force. Mr. Young died at his home on Saturday, November 24, 2012.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Young, a sister, Emma Clark, and brothers, Claude and Carthel Young. Survivors: wife, Gail Davis Young of Sherwood; sons, Mark Young (Amy) of North Little Rock; Eric Young (Joy) of Bryant; daughters, Dorene Young of North Little Rock; Debra Austin (Russell) of Hot Springs, Renee Melancon of Holiday Island, Arkansas; sister, Pauline Clark of Sheridan; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorial Service: 2 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation: 1 p.m. until service time. Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan (870) 942-1306. www. memorialgardenssheridan.com.

Arkansas

ARKADELPHIA — Rosamond Hubbard, age 87, of Arkadelphia died Tuesday. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church in Arkadelphia with Dr. Lee McGlone officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Arkadelphia. Sign guest book at www.ruggleswilcox.com.

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ARKADELPHIA — Thomas Oral “T.O.” Shepherd, aged 88, of Arkadelphia, entered into Heaven and eternal peace, November 27th at his home. He was born January 30, 1924, the son of Thomas and Veda Francis Shepherd. He was owner/ operator of Shepherd Auto Sales and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Arkadelphia.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Diane Shepherd; two brothers, Roland and A.O. Shepherd; two sisters, Frances Shepherd and Ruby Shepherd Dockery; a brother-inlaw, Marcus Dockery; one sister-in-law, Jean Shepherd, and several nieces and nephews. Survivors include two daughters, Bettye (Garland) Binns of Little Rock, and Judy (David) Winders of Arkadelphia; two brothers, Paul (Charlotte) Shepherd of Arkadelphia, and Velton (Marietta) Shepherd of Okolona; 10 grandchildren, Will, Brad, Blake, Brent and Meagan Binns, Brittany Binns Lacy, Chad Caldwell, Kim Caldwell, Dr. Todd Tinsley, and Wade Woolsey; four greatgrandchildren, Taylor Tinsley, Toby Tinsley, Sophie Binns and Lakin Caldwell, and one greatgreat-grandchild, Wiatt Turner.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 1st at First United Methodist Church in Arkadelphia with Reverend Carroll Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. November 30 at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Arkadelphia, 107 North 9th, Arkadelphia, Ark. 71923. Sign online guest book www.ruggleswilcox.com.

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BEEBE — Bobby Jack Pearl, 77, of Beebe, Arkansas, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Bobby was a talented steel guitar musician and had played all over the United States with many wellknown artists. He was a member of the Steel Guitar Association.

Bobby is survived by three daughters, Sissy Pearl Tucker of Beebe, Sandy Pearl (Adrian Hensley) of Beebe and Jackie Cazort of Benton; one son, Bobby Jack Pearl, II of Bee Branch; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one half sister, Lynnette Rosset of Jacksonville, Florida.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012, at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. www.westbrookfuneralhome.com.

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BENTON — Keith Beck, 63, of Benton died November 27, 2012. He was born on November 30, 1948, in Little Rock. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047) with interment in Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander with Police Honors. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening, November 29th at the funeral home. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard.

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BENTON — Hibiberto DeLeon, 65, Benton, died on November 24, 2012. Survivors include wife, Sheila; children, Jan Kutz, Gilbert DeLeon, and Fabian DeLeon; two grandchildren, Drew Kutz and Brandon DeLeon; eight brothers; and five sisters. Loving memories; he will be missed. Interment was at Edgewood Cemetery. Arrangements by Arkansas Funeral Care, Jacksonville.

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BENTON — Darrell Lewis Walden, M/Sgt, U.S. Army Retd, died at his home in Benton, on November 27, 2012. He was born May 10, 1940, in Bauxite to the late Ed and Nedgie Croxton Walden. Darrell retired to Benton after his career in explosive ordnance disposal in the U.S. Army, during which he traveled the world with various government officials as part of their guard detachments. He served in this capacity during the Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter debate in San Francisco.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bruce Walden. Survivors, wife, Maizie Spickard Walden of Benton; daughters, Elaine Muzny and husband, Mike, of Hot Springs, Kara Gaye Skarda of Benton and Laura Walden of Los Angeles, Calif.; brother, John Dale Walden of Glendale, Ariz.; sister, Betty Walker of Benton; grandson, Grant Muzny and wife, Candace, of Hot Springs; and granddaughter, Lauren Roberts and husband, Ryan, of Bryant, as well as four great-grandchildren.

Chapel services by Ashby Funeral Home will be 2 p.m. Saturday with burial at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday before service time.

He will be missed by his many friends and loved ones for his dry wit, his love for all kinds of music, and his willingness to help whenever needed. On line guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.

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BLYTHEVILLE — Sandra Gail Bortis, 73, of Blytheville, died Monday, November 26, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Survived by four children; three grandsons; three sisters. Funeral, November 30, 10 a.m., Cobb Funeral Home. Burial, 2 p.m. in Memphis National Cemetery. Visitation, November 29, 6-8 p.m., Cobb Funeral Home. Sign online register at cobbfuneralhome.com.

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CABOT — Stanley Henry, 71, of Cabot, died Monday, November 26. He was born August 15, 1941. Survivors include his wife, Frantzie Guerrier-Henry, and four children. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, December 1 at the Searcy Seventh Day Adventist Church, with services at 3 p.m. Arrangements by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home, (501) 843-5816. Sign our guestbook at www.moorescabotfuneralhome. com.

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CABOT — Charles Franklin James, 85, of Cabot died Monday. Survivors include one daughter, three sons, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation is 1 until 2 p.m. Thursday at Garth Funeral Home in Des Arc with graveside services following at 3 p.m. at Welcome Home Cemetery north of Des Arc. On-line guest register www. garthfuneralhome.com.

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CARTHAGE — Kendrick Dawonn Hill, 32, of Carthage died Thursday. Survivors: children, Kendrick, Iyonna, Aubranee of Malvern, Kenzarie of Las Vegas; father, Elliott of Carthage; sisters, Shanetta Hill, Monica Berry of Malvern; La’Toya Hill of Rockwall. Services Saturday, 1 p.m., Toones Chapel Church, Tulip. Visitation: Friday, 12-5 p.m. Marks Funeral Home, Fordyce.

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CROSSETT — Mrs. Beatrice Kincade Hollis, 87, of Crossett, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Ashley County Medical Center. Mrs. Hollis was a native of Atkins; a resident of Crossett for the past 20 years and a former resident of Dermott. She worked at the McGehee Garment Factory for several years and she worked at Pinewood Nursing Home having retired in 1999. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, fishing and working in her flowers.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John Benjamin Hollis in 1995; a son, John Edward Hollis, a daughter, Donnie Louise Hollis Watson; her parents, Fred & Pearlie Bowline Kincade; three brothers, Earl, Roy & Troy Kincade; three sisters, Lola Kincade Hollis, Georgia Kincade Ford and Annie Mae Kincade McCandless. She is survived by two sons, Thomas Earl Hollis and wife, Linda, of Hamburg and James Benjamin Hollis and wife, Louise, of West Crossett; four daughters, Shirley Hollis Watson and husband, Walter, of Arkansas City, Mary Hollis Wells and husband, Charlie, of Rohwer, Bonnie Hollis Matthews and husband, Michael, of North Crossett and Carolyn Hollis Jordan and husband, David, of Crossett; a sister, Edith Kincade Guerreo of Belleville, Illinois; 20 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eric Hodge and Rev. David Tohlen officiating. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Bryan Hollis, Lance Watson, Cody Cherry, Steven Sandlin, Bo Parris, Rickey Parris, Michael Hollis and Curt Hollis. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Ashley County Cares, P.O. Box 366, Hamburg, Ark. 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.joneshartshorn.com.

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DAMASCUS — Freddy Ray Mercer, 66, of Damascus died Tuesday, November 27, 2012. He was a Construction worker for Nabholz Construction, an Army veteran and a Baptist. Survived by his wife Katherine. No services are planned. Cremation arrangements by Roller McNutt Conway. Online guestbook www. rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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DARDANELLE — Edward O. “Sonny” Lane, 74, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, November 30, 2012 at the New Hope Baptist Church. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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EL DORADO — John P. Armer, 88, of El Dorado, died November 24, 2012. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, at Young’s Chapel. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. Masonic rites will be held at the graveside. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. before the service. www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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EL DORADO — Margaret Davis Roden, 69, took the hand of her Lord and Savior and went away from this world November 26th, 2012. A celebration of her life will be at Marysville United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will follow at Marysville Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. www. youngsfuneralhome.com.

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FORREST CITY — Larry Gwyn, age 65, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the St. Bernard Medical Center in Jonesboro. A son of the late Lawrence and “Babe” Gwyn of Brinkley, Larry was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on June 25, 1947. He was united in marriage to Karen Jelks on June 14, 1970 in Cotton Plant, Arkansas.

Larry was a 1965 graduate of Brinkley High School and a member of the Forrest City First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He attended ASU for three years, served as Arkansas State Police Chief Tele-Communications officer for 30 years and also as a security guard for the Forrest City Public School Systems for 14 years. Larry was a past president of the Forrest City Mustang Booster Club.

Larry is survived by his wife Karen Jelks Gwyn of Forrest City, three sons, James Gwyn and wife Dana of Wynne, Michael Gwyn of Forrest City, Christopher Gwyn and wife Teddy of Lavergne, Tenn. and five grandchildren.

Visitation with family and friends will be 6-8 p.m., Thursday at Forrest City First Baptist Church. Services will be 10 a.m., Friday at Forrest City First Baptist Church with Dr. Gene Crawley officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery by Bob Neal & Sons Funeral Home of Brinkley. Guestbook www.bobnealandsons.com.

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FORT SMITH — Betty Jean Kusel (Widmer) 81, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Hospice Home Care Inpatient Center in Little Rock. She was born June 9, 1931 to the late Henry and Juanita Kusel. She was a lifelong resident of Fort Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Widmer. Betty was an avid sports fan and loved to travel. She was retired from Weldon, Williams, & Lick in Fort Smith. She is survived by her brother, Jimie Kusel and his wife Janet, of Little Rock. Visitation will be Friday, November 30, 2012, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2100 Cavanaugh Road, Fort Smith, Ark. 72908. Private burial will be in Oak Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2100 Cavanaugh Road, Fort Smith, Ark. 72908. Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com.

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HAMBURG — Mr. Arthur Buford Leveritt, 61, of Hamburg, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the Promise Land Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.joneshartshorn.com.

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HICKORY RIDGE — Eddie Joe Gunter, age 65, of Hickory Ridge, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Hickory Ridge Church of Christ. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements by Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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HOLLY GROVE — Bulah Mae Fluker-Williams, 63, of Holly Grove (Pine City Community) died Tuesday, November 27 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Stuttgart. Her husband, Mayico Williams, five sons, a daughter, a brother, three sisters, 20 grandchildren and a host of other relatives survive her. Funeral services are to be held Saturday, December 1 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Pine City. Internment will take place at Pine City Cemetery by Branscumb Funeral Home of Brinkley (870) 734-2772. bransc umbfuneralhome1928@yahoo. com & Face Book: Branscumb Funeral Home.

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IVAN — George Neal, 76, of Ivan died Saturday. Survivors wife, Bertha; children; George, Billy, Bobby, Sarah all of Fordyce; a sister, Pearlie Ponton of California; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Services Friday, 11 a.m. Jerusalem Baptist Church, Fordyce. Visitation Thursday, 12-5 p.m. Marks Funeral Home, Fordyce.

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KENSETT — George Lawson, 74, died Tuesday. Visitation will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Services will be conducted Friday, 2 p.m., Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Bald Knob. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home Bald Knob-Judsonia. www.powellfuneralhome.net.

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McGEHEE — McGehee, Arkansas, has lost a beloved citizen and the last member of its founding family. Ouida Riley McGehee died on Monday, November 26, 2012, at McGehee Hospital. Ouida Riley McGehee was born in Tallulah, Louisiana, to the late James Cooper and Beatrice Welch Riley, and moved to McGehee, Arkansas, with her family shortly thereafter. She graduated from McGehee High School and Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis. Ouida served in the Cadet Nurse Corps. Her name is inscribed on the Women in Military Service Memorial in Washington, D.C. Her nursing career included service in St. Louis, Missouri, Helena, Arkansas and in McGehee for Drs. Charles Leverett and Swan B. Moss and as director of nursing at McGehee-Desha County Hospital.

In 1957 Ouida married Wiley A. McGehee Jr., grandson of town founder Abner McGehee, until his death in 1975. Upon her husband’s death Ouida became president of the McGehee Farm and Real Estate Co. and took on the responsibility of management of the McGehee family interests. In 1980 during the City of McGehee’s Railroad Days festival, Ouida suffered a severe stroke, the effects of which she lived with for the following 32 years.

In spite of her disability Ouida not only was able to continue management of the family business but continued her participation and contributions to community activities. After her husband’s death Ouida found herself in a position of opportunity to benefit her community in many ways. She and her mother-in-law, Marnette Wolfe McGehee, made donations of land that enabled the city to establish the new High School, Vo-Tech School, baseball field and the Wiley A. McGehee Memorial Park.

A once avid and talented golfer, Ouida was honored by her community by the creation of the Ouida R. McGehee Annual Golf Tournament at the Delta Country Club and was honored in 1978 with the McGehee Area Chamber of Commerce Citizenship Award.

Her civic contributions included serving on the boards of the McGehee-Desha County Hospital, the C.B. King School, the Arkansas Women’s Golf Association and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. In addition, she was an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and a volunteer for the Red Cross Bloodmobile program.

Ouida was blessed with a vibrant, energetic personality that lit up a room when she walked in or rolled in with her wheelchair. As a businesswoman and director of nursing she ran a tight, efficient ship and was respected and adored by her employees and farm renters. Ouida was generous with her time, talents, resources and, most importantly, with herself.

Ouida was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley A. Mc-Gehee Jr., her parents, Beatrice Welch Riley and James Cooper Riley and sister, Joyce Riley Zook. She is survived by her daughter, June Wolfe McGehee, grandchildren, Molly Veteto, Daniel Gardner (Gayle) and Susan Kennedy (Bobby) and great-grandchildren, Belle and Bob Gilbert and her brother, Cooper Riley (Eva) of Little Rock, Arkansas. She is also survived by her nephews, Randy Zook (Diane) and James Cooper Riley Jr. (Melissa) of Little Rock and nieces, Elizabeth Selzer (Doug) of Dallas, Texas, Anne Ferguson (Gibbs) of McGehee, Bonnie Beth Zook of Austin, Texas, and Joy Summons (Andre) of Little Rock. Also surviving her are her great-nieces and nephews, Alan and Riley Selzer, Olivia, Rachel and Sarah Cooper Riley, Jim and Charles Zook and Catherine Baker, Anne-Marie Ferguson, Carrie Burkhead, Jordan, Johnna and Jada Summons.

The family wishes to thank Drs. Young and Prosser, the staff of the hospital, the nurses with Home Health of Southeast Arkansas and the Wound Care Center in McGehee for their loving care during Ouida’s lifetime. Special thanks and gratitude to Estelle Richardson and to all of Ouida’s in home caregivers over the past 32 years.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 29 at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service from 5 until 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, November 30 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mc-Gehee with the Dr. Van Windsor officiating. Burial will be in Tillar Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Mark Day, Stephen Day, Andrew Gill, Andy Gill, Charles Pambianchi, Shawn Simpson and Steve Simpson.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 246, McGehee, Ark. 71654, McGehee Desha County Hospital, P.O. Box 351, McGehee, Ark. 71654 or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service of McGehee, Ark. Online guestbook: www.griffinculpepper.com.

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MELBOURNE — Linda Kay Mc-Spadden, 65, of Melbourne died Tuesday. Survivors: daughters, Gaila Holowell, Wayna Gunther; five grandchildren; brother, Gene McSpadden; sister, Editha Phillips. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Belview Baptist Church in Melbourne. Burial: Oxford Cemetery by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Melbourne. Visitation: 6-8 p.m., Thursday. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes. com.

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MORRILTON — Stephanie Helzer, 41, of Morrilton, died Monday, November 26. Survivors: father, Steve Hammons; mother: Kathryn Richards, husband: Travis Helzer of Morrilton; sons: Stephen and Tyler Helzer; daughters, Amy and Ashley Helzer of California; three sisters. A celebration of life will be later. Arrangements and services by Rosewood Cremation. Obit/Photo/Guestbook www.rosewoodcremation.com.

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PANGBURN — Toney A. Yonavich 86 of Pangburn, Arkansas, passed away November 26, 2012. Toney was born in Jerome, Iowa, to Tony and Mary Yonavich and lived in Jerome until he moved to Centerville, Iowa. Toney was employed at the Centerville Post Office until he moved to Sterling, Illinois, for a short time: then he moved to Gurnee, Illinois, and worked for Out Board Marine until he retired and then moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, and loved living there for 30 years. After declining in health Toney moved to Pangburn with best friend Joe March.

Toney is survived by “best friend” Joe Marsh, Pam Sample, the Sam Glenn family, Jim Marsh, nieces in Iowa and Texas. We wish to thank White County Medical Center, Dr. Ransom, “Dr. Burt", White County Home Health. Special thanks and appreciation to Pam Sample for being with Toney for over 4 years and Cheyrl and Rob of Hospice Home Care.

Toney will be cremated and will go home to Pangburn to rest. This I will remember, when the rest of live is through, the finest thing I’ve ever done is simply loving you. Arrangements by Family Funeral Service of Heber Springs. (501) 362-2088. www. dwightfamilyfuneral.com.

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PINE BLUFF — Roy Burrough, age 90, of Pine Bluff, died, Tuesday. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2012, at Ralph Robinson Funeral Home with burial in Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ralph Robinson Funeral Home. Arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Rison (870) 325-6216, www.buiefuneralhome.com.

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PINE BLUFF — Mrs. Ruth Jean Tanks, 75, of Pine Bluff passed Sunday, November 25, 2012. She was born in Little Rock to the late Mack Gomillion and Cleo (Dunn) Starks.

Survivors include son, Timothy Taylor of Little Rock; daughters, Linda Robinson of McKinney, Texas, Robin Hicks-Stepps of Pine Bluff; sisters, Dorothy Calhoun of Ravenna, Ohio, Mary Ann Gomillion of Dallas, Texas; 6 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Kingdom Hall by Brother Tommy Reed, services entrusted to Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Visitation will be Friday from 5-6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will be at 5221 West 6th Street, Pine Bluff. Online Register: www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.

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PINEVILLE — Gloria Jean Schinkal, 67, died November 26. Funeral service: Saturday, December 1 at 11 a.m. at Calico Rock Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial: Pineville Cemetery under the direction of Eddie’s Family Funeral Home in Calico Rock. Visitation: Friday, November 30 from 6-8 p.m.

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REDFIELD — Mary Jane Hocking Tuck, 84, of Redfield, died Monday, November 26, 2012. Born February 5, 1928 at Dumas, Ark., she was a daughter of the late Wallace E. Hocking, Sr. and Mable Cook Hocking. Mrs. Tuck was a member of Redfield Missionary Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and Order of the Amaranth. She worked alongside her husband, Redfield’s Postmaster of 40 years, as a postal clerk.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Robert Tuck Sr.; sons, John Tuck, and Robert “Bobby” Tuck Jr.; siblings, June Giullott, John Doyle Hocking, and Wallace Edward Hocking Jr. She is survived by her brothers, Bobby and Joe Hocking; sisters, Modie Phillips and Martha Moss; daughters-inlaw, Elizabeth Tuck-Rowan, and Fran Evans; granddaughter and caregiver, Tiffany Amanda Tuck Spivey; great-grandson, Drake Spivey; step-grandchildren, Carmen, Cerissa, Jake, Edward, Randy, David and Kerry; and many other loving family and friends.

Graveside services will be Friday, 10 a.m. at Bethel Cemetery with Brother John Moody officiating. Memorials may be made to: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312 or Redfield Friends of the Animals, P.O. Box 327, Redfield, Ark. 72132. Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com.

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ROSE BUD — Charles J. Trett, 90, passed away November 26, 2012. Children, Carline Trett, Alice Mannix, Charles Trett, and Florence Feraro; stepdaughter, Terisa Lynn Hillhouse; stepmother, Cleta Mae Tritt; nine grandchildren; several greatgrandchildren. Visitation Friday, 6-8 p.m., Olmstead Funeral Home. Service Saturday, 2 p.m., Olmstead Chapel. Interment Cleburne County Memorial Gardens. www.olmstead.cc.

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RUSSELLVILLE — Donald Wayne Sloan, 68, of Russellville, died November 26, 2012. Funeral will be at 10 a.m., December 1, 2012 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial at Rest Haven Memorial Park by Humphrey Funeral Service, Inc. A visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. –––––

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SEARCY — Opal Fern Downing of Searcy, Ark., passed away this week following a short illness. She was 98. She was born Jan. 14, 1914, in Aliceville, Kan., to Homer V. and Mary Etta Hunter Lovitt. She married Charles Daryl Downing on June 2, 1934, in Ottawa, Kan. The couple relocated to Oregon in 1947.

Fern was preceded in death by her husband in 1971, and daughters Donna K. Andreson in 1979 and Rhonda F. Rictor in 2007. Her survivors include sons Daryl Dwayne Downing of Monmouth, and Charles V. Downing of Eugene. Surviving daughters are Mrs. Gary (Judith) Schrieber of Klamath Falls, and Mrs. Jack (Daris) Meier of Searcy. Mrs. Downing also is survived by eight grandsons, nine granddaughters and 36 great-grandchildren.

Opal was the youngest of five children born to Homer and Etta Lovitt, all of whom preceded her in death: Earl Erett Lovitt of Oceanside, Calif.; Pearl May Beard of Portland; Roy Alonzo Lovitt of Wichita, Kan.; and Bertha Faye Long of Gallup, N.M.

Opal was a graduate of Ottawa High School. She was a talented singer and choir member, and often sang for weddings, funerals and public events. At age 30, Fern moved with her young family and eventually settled in Corvallis. There, she managed a bakery for Sunnybrook (and later Burton’s) Restaurant for 25 years.

Following her husband’s death and her retirement, Fern rededicated herself to her music, serving as the organist for the Missionary Baptist Church in Corvallis for more than 10 years. In 1985, she relocated to Good Shepherd Retirement Center in Little Rock, Ark. There she organized and managed the center’s band, which played for nursing homes and churches. During these latter years, she began writing spiritual poetry that she would recite in her church to a musical accompaniment.

Funeral services for Opal Fern Downing will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at McHenry Funeral Home in Corvallis, Ore. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the Missionary Baptist Seminary, 5224 Stagecoach Road, Little Rock, Ark. 72204.

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SEARCY — Jack Lee Eakins, age 82, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Jack was born April 30, 1930, in St. Louis, Mo., to Dorothy (Swindell) Eakins Lee and Virgil Eakins. On September 25, 1953, he married Mary Earlene Williams.

Jack served the U.S. Army in the Korean and Vietnam wars retiring as Command Sergeant Major. During his 22-year career, he was awarded two Purple Hearts, two Bronze Star Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, and three Air Medals. At the age of 23, Jack was Company Commander at Fort Bragg, N.C. Making over 100 jumps, Jack was a Paratrooper in the Korean War and served in the 25th Infantry Division during Vietnam.

He later taught ROTC at Michigan State University and Lakeside High School in Hot Springs, Ark., where he was also Assistant Football Coach. Jack was a faithful member at First General Baptist Church where he enjoyed greeting his fellow church family each Sunday morning. He was highly respected and adored by his friends and family.

He leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Mary Earlene Eakins; two daughters, Lynn (Tony) Shores, Pam (Mike) Shourd; six grandchildren, Jackie (Jerry) Burns, Bryon (Heather) Loy, Andrea (Matt) Donnell of Rison, Jennifer (Mark) Hamilton, Brandon Shourd, Austin Shourd; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is Friday, Nov. 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at First General Baptist Church in Searcy at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Jack will be honored with a 21 Gun Salute upon his burial at White County Memorial Gardens in Searcy. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home of Searcy. www. powellfuneralhome.net.

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SOUTHSIDE — Danny Seaman, 62, of Southside, died Tuesday. Survivors: wife, Renee Seaman; sons, Kenny Seaman, Adam Darnell; daughter, Stefanie Canard; parents, J.D. and Faye Garner; one brother; one sister. Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Southside. Burial: Mc-Mullin Cemetery, Pleasant Plains by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home, Batesville. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Thursday. www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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TULL — Raymond (Bud) Ward Westbrook Jr., age 62, of Tull, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012. He was born September 17, 1950 in Little Rock, Ark., to the late Raymond Ward Westbrook Sr. and Dorothy Jean Brashears Westbrook. Mr. Westbrook worked for International Paper for 29 years and was a member of Saline Missionary Baptist Church. He started the Tull Fire Department where he was the Chief for 17 years.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Nina Westbrook; son, Joel Westbrook and wife Terah; grandson, Cody Westbrook all of Tull; brother, Bruce Westbrook of Benton and a sister, Linda Rai Smith of Little Rock.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 29 at Ashby Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, November 30 at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Ebenezer Cemetery. Bro. Kim Hammer will be officiating. On-line guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.

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WARD — David Castera, 36, of Ward, Ark., died Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Family will receive all who love him from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Lebanon Cemetery. www. westbrookfuneralhome.com.

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WARREN — Alvanette Johnston Gates age 73 of Warren, Ark., died Wednesday November 28, at the Bradley County Medical Center. She was born September 29 1939 in Bradley County a daughter of the late Floyd Johnston Sr. and Beatrice Greenwood Johnston. She was the Secretary of Carpenters and Millwright Union Local 497 and a member of Farmville Baptist Church.

Also preceding her in death was her son Rupert Carroll Taylor. Survivors include her husband R.L. Gates, whom she married December 28, 1962 in Rye, Ark.; two sons, Robert Edwin Taylor, Itta Bena, Miss.; and Ronald Keith Gates of Warren, Ark.; a daughter Regina Lynn Gates Gorman and spouse David, Monticello, Ark. A brother Floyd Johnston Jr., Warren, Ark.; and four sisters, Patsy Hunter, Warren, Ark., Tishie Edgars, Jacksonville, Ark., Mary Sharp, Hermitage, Ark., and Joan Johnston Williams, Greens, S.C.; 10 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 1 at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial in Gravelridge Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. Friday, November 30 at Frazer’s. The family would like to thank the Bradley County Home Health Center and Dr. David Foscue for the best care available. Online guestbook www. frazerfuneralhome.com.

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WYNNE — Ricky Dildine, Sr., 55, died Saturday, in Wynne. Survivors are wife, Beth Dildine of Wynne; sons, Ricky Dildine Jr. of St. Louis; Corey Dildine of Wynne; one brother, three sisters. Graveside services were Wednesday, at 10 a.m. at Cogbill Cemetery, Wynne, Ark.

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BATON ROUGE — Mary Louise Caldwell Garner, 84, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when Passed on November 22, 2012. She was born in Bigelow, Arkansas, March 22, 1928, a daughter of the late John Wesley Caldwell and Elberta Mae Bracknell Caldwell. She was a graduate at Bigelow High School. Survivors are her children are Sandra Vizier and William Weaver. Her siblings are Edna Gibbons and Elizabeth Wade and her beloved dog Sassy. Mary’s celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Volman Cemetery in Bigelow, Arkansas, under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth. 501-661-9111. Mary’s online guestbook is available at www. griffinleggetthealeyroth.com.

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HORN LAKE, Miss. — Carrie Patricia Osburn, 76, Mississippi, died Sunday, November 25, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2012, at Birta Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the cemetery prior to the service. Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.

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DANDRIDGE, Tenn. — Sylvia Blackstead Derksen, 79, of Dandridge, Tennessee, formerly of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, died Sunday, November 25, 2012. Graveside service will be noon Friday at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at North Little Rock Funeral Home, 758-1170. Online guest registry at www.nlrfh.com.

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