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Miscellaneous Pulaski County, Arkansas Obituaries


Eva Jean Tonar
Eva Jean Slaughter Tonar of North Little Rock, 68, died Aug. 11, 2000. Survivors include two sons, Charles Steven Tonar of Topeka, Kan., and Sean Bryden Tonar of Atlanta, Ga.; four sisters, Margaret Johnson of San Raphael, Calif., Betty Nolen of Sherwood, Ann Phillips of Sherwood and Jane West of North Little Rock. Memorial services were Tuesday at Huson Funeral Home Chapel, 6000 Camp Robinson Road, North Little Rock, Ark.

Helen Stelter
Helen "Estelle" Stelter, 75, of Sherwood died Aug. 14, 2000. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Brown and Sharon Stelter; two grandchildren, all of Sherwood; and sister, Alene Rumley Branch of Garland, Texas. Pastor Roy Edwards will officiate at a 2 p.m. Thursday graveside service at Bingen Ozan Cemetery, Nashville, Ark. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Gary W. Burgess Sr.
Gary Wayne Burgess Sr., age 53, of North Little Rock died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000. He attended Friends of His Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was a Vietnam veteran and was retired from the Arkansas Army National Guard. He worked in television production with Today’s THV for 18 years and prior to that worked with KARK for eight years. He is survived by his wife, Joyce A. Burgess of North Little Rock; mother and step-father, Ella Mae and James Curry of Lonoke; four daughters, Kim Burgess of Sherwood, Jennifer Bailey of Sherwood, Christy Burgess of North Little Rock and Mary Burgess of Cabot; a son, Gary Burgess Jr. of Cabot; sister, Glenda Allison; brother, Dickey Burgess; three stepsisters, Mary Harrell of Anchorage, Alaska, Donna Hall and Henrietta Odom both of Pasadena, Texas; and a stepbrother, Larry Curry also of Pasadena, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Friends of His Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Pastor Michael Qualls and Timothy McMinn officiating. Graveside services with Military Honors will be at 12 noon, Thursday at Sunset Garden Cemetery in Lonoke. Memorials may be made to Friends of His Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1402 E. Kiehl Ave., North Little Rock, AR 72120 or Baptist Hospice, 11900 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, AR 72210.

Arkie Pinchback
Arkie Louise Pinchback, 98, of Bryant died Aug. 12, 2000. She was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a brother, Paul Hickman; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a step-granddaughter. Graveside service was Aug. 15 at Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock. Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Funeral Home in charge.

Harold W. Jones
Harold W. Jones, 80, of North Little Rock died Aug. 13, 2000. He was a retired machinist and a member of Park Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Nina M. Scruggs Jones; a son, Harold Jones Jr. of Norman, Okla.; a daughter, Janie Jones of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a brother, Oran D. Jones of Blytheville; and two grandchildren. A memorial service was held Tuesday at Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. S. Cary Heard officiating. Interment was in Rest Hills Memorial Park.

Matilda Jean Gillespie
Matilda Jean Gillespie, 81, of Little Rock died Aug. 11, 2000. There are no immediate survivors. A memorial service was held Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Little Rock.

James Jackson Sr.
James W. Jackson Sr., 81, of North Little Rock, died Aug. 13, 2000. He retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital as a supervisor of medical administration. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, a licensed Arkansas Funeral Director, and a member of Gardner Memorial Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Agnes Hoffman Jackson; a son, James W. Jackson Jr. of North Little Rock; a daughter, Bonnie Harrison of North Little Rock; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Funeral was Wednesday at Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jerry Meeks officiating. Burial was in Edgewood Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church.

Roland O. Boyea
Roland O. Boyea, 70, of Jacksonville died Aug. 10, 2000. He was a retired senior master sergeant from the U.S. Air Force, and retired from TSC. He was a Catholic, and a lifetime member of the DAV and Retired Enlisted Association. Survivors include his wife, Maureen Boyea; a son, Andrew Boyea of Ludlow, Mass.; a daughter, Sharyl Chitwood of Baker, Fla.; a son, John C. Boyea of Rome, N.Y.; a daughter, Sue Locke of Omaha, Neb.; eight grandchildren; his mother, Cordelia Boily, and a sister, Shirley Hughes, both of Indian Orchard, Mass.; and a brother, Edward Boily of Chicopee, Mass. Mass of the Christian Burial was Aug. 14 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Jacksonville, with burial in Rest Hills Memorial Park, North Little Rock. A rosary service was held Aug. 13. Memorials may be made to Baptist Hospice.

James A. Whitener
James A. Whitener, 71, of Jacksonville died Aug. 10, 2000. He was a retired colonel in the Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Penny Whitener; two sons, James F. Whitener of Salem, Ore. and John Lee Whitener of Burbank, Calif.; and five grandchildren. Graveside service was Aug. 15 at Rest Hills Memorial Park, North Little Rock, by Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Funeral Home.Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Hospice Center or the American Cancer Society.

Evelyn Allen
Evelyn Emmons Allen, 59, of Pine Bluff died Feb. 9 at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center. She attended Joe T. Robinson and White Hall Schools and was a member of the 28th Street Church of Christ. She did volunteer work with the Girl Scouts and served as director of Camp Taloha. She worked in the Dollarway School District. Survivors include her husband, Oscar Earl Allen; a son, David Allen of Pine Bluff; a daughter, Kellie A. Pennington of Sherwood; her mother; three sisters, Tina McHughes of Alexander, Kay Harrington of North Little Rock and Tonya Farkas of Baltimore, Md.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Feb. 12 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son with Mr. Edgar Dye officiating. Burial was in Cypress Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Little Rock.

Marjorie Nell Avery
Funeral services for Marjorie Nell Avery, 67, of Magnolia, were Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at First Baptist Church with burial at De Ann Cemetery in Prescott. She died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001. Survivors include her husband Billy Don Avery of Magnolia; two sons Don Avery of Magnolia and David Avery of North Little Rock; daughters, Dena Haltom of Sherwood, Pam Avery of Magnolia, Patty Avery of Little Rock; six grandchildren; brothers, Clifford Warren of Taylor, Gene Warren of Hope, Ralph Warren of Little Rock; and a sister, Florine Tubb, of Texarkana, Ark.

Bruce Epperson Sr.
Bruce Edward Epperson Sr., 47, of North Little Rock, died Feb. 6, 2001. He was a member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church and a registered nurse. He graduated from Baptist School of Nursing in 1990. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Epperson of North Little Rock; four sons, Bruce Edward Epperson Jr. of Hartman, Steven Andrew and Michael Scott Lyons of North Little Rock and Kevin Allen Lyons of Cabot; a daughter, Amanda Lee Epperson of Hartman; and four brothers. Funeral services were Feb. 12 at Huson Funeral Home in North Little Rock by Dr. Bill Harris. Interment was in Little Rock National Cemetery.

Dortha Sue Greene
Dortha Sue Greene, 78, of Sherwood died Feb. 9, 2001. She was active with Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, Baptist Health Systems Foundation and UA Medical Sciences Foundation. She attended Indianhead Lake Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Camden E. Greene; one daughter, Susan K. Greene of North Little Rock; one son Richard Greene of Fayetteville; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Feb. 12 at Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Chapel with Dr. Warren Watkins officiating. Burial was in the National Cemetery in Fayetteville with graveside services on Feb. 13. Arrangements were by Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Funeral Home.

Ralph L. Hurst
Ralph L. Hurst, age 77, of Sherwood, died Feb. 5, 2001. He was a member of the VFW in Jacksonville and a WWII Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Wilda Jean Hurst of Sherwood; one son, Lyle R. Hurst of Florissant, Mo.; two daughters, Susan Choitz of Richmond, Texas, and Anita Van Ingen of Sherwood; two brothers, James Hurst of Farmington, Ill., and Donald Hurst of Elmwood, Ill.; one sister, Ruth Lagerbloom of Peoria, Ill.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral was Friday at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church with burial at Rest Hills Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the church, to Hanna City United Methodist Church, Illinois, or Hanna City Volunteer Fire Dept., Ill.

Imogene Lanier
Imogene Graves Yates Lanier, 63, of Sheridan, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001. Survivors include a daughter, Angela Walthall of Sherwood; a sister, Kathryn Flynt of Sheridan; brothers, Paul Graves of Pine Bluff, Buck and Reed Graves; and three grandchildren. Funeral was Wednesday at Marlow Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Orion Cemetery.

Ida Mae Porterfield
Ida Mae Porterfield, 79, of Ashdown, formerly of North Little Rock, died Feb. 8, 2001. She was a retired beautician and a member of Rose City Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Guy D. Porterfield Jr. of Sherwood and Jimmy D. Porterfield of Bruno; a sister, Mozelle Brown of Ashdown; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Feb. 12 at Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John H. Cannon officiating. Interment was in Pinecrest Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Rose City Church of Christ, North Little Rock.

Rev. Gordon Reddin
Rev. Gordon Reddin, age 85, of Sherwood, died Feb. 12, 2001. He served as editor of the Baptist Trumpet, director of the BMA Children’s Home, moderator of the BMA of Arkansas, and assistant moderator of the BMA of America. He was active in masonry with both Royal Arch and Scottish Rite degrees. Survivors include his wife, Annie Morrison Reddin; a daughter, Frankie Brown of Sherwood; a son, Dr. Randall Reddin of Pine Bluff; one brother, Ralph Cottrell of Tyler, Texas; two sisters, Blanche Barnes of Camden and Ruby Sebasta of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Three of his brothers and his son were ordained ministers. Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, at Greater New Hope Baptist Church at 1723 W. 44th St. in North Little Rock, with Rev. James Ray Raines and Rev. Ralph Cottrell officiating. Arrangements are by Roller-Owens Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Rest Hills Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to BMA Children’s Home in Magnolia.

Agge L. Scruggs
Agge L. Scruggs, age 93, of Sherwood, died Feb. 7, 2001. He was a retired printer from the Arkansas Gazette with 35 years of service, and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Loraine Clifton Scruggs; a son, Agge E. Scruggs of Louisville, Texas; a daughter, Loraine S. Lambert of North Little Rock; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral was Saturday at Roller-Owens Funeral Home with entombment at Rest Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Methodist Children’s Home.

Karl D. Stutsman, Sr.
Karl D. Stutsman, Sr., 81, of Sherwood, died Feb. 12, 2001. The funeral Mass will be Friday afternoon at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Jacksonville. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home in North Little Rock.

Clyde Dalton Valentine
Clyde Dalton Valentine, age 90, of Cabot, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. He had one of the first shoe repair shops in Cabot and one at Park Hill in the 1940s. He was a tool and die machinist for Westinghouse, and a member of the Remount Baptist Church and Big Rock Lodge in North Little Rock. Survivors include his daughter, Ruby Kittell of Lonoke; a son, Franklin Valentine of Warren; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Monday at Rest Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements were by Cabot Funeral Home.

Jackie "Hack" Waller
Jackie "Hack" Waller, age 47, of North Little Rock, died Feb. 10, 2001. Survivors are two sons, Deketric Harper Sr. of Little Rock, and Fredrick Waller of North Little Rock; three daughters, Tippannee Waller and Errca Waller of Jacksonville, and Jakkee Moore of Germany; his father, Zadichi Waller of Little Rock; a brother, Ronnie Waller of California; a sister, Peggy Richie of North Little Rock; and eight grandchildren. Visitation is Friday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at at Hubble Funeral Home. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Hubble Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Hickory Plains.

Reva Imo Black
Reva Imo Black, 88, of North Little Rock died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001. She was retired from Kellwood in Little Rock and was a member of First United Methodist Church in North Little Rock. Survivors include two daughters, Mazelle Chrouch of Sherwood, Janiece Caple of South Lake, Texas; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Margie Brockinton of Sherwood. Funeral was Thursday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cato Cemetery.

Barbara Ann Ault
Barbara Ann Leigh Ault, 77, of Sherwood died Dec. 22, 2001. Survivors include her son, Richard J. Ault of Chesterfield, Mo.; a daughter, Deborah Jordan of North Little Rock; two grandchildren; and a brother, W.R. Leigh Jr. of Cross Junction, Va. Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel, with a private burial. Memorials may be made to CARTI.

Frankie Idabell Boyette
Frankie Idabell Creighton Boyette, 71, of Dumas died Dec. 29, 2001. She was a member of Rankin Chapel Baptist Church. Services were Monday, Dec. 31, in the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Walnut Lake Cemetery, Dumas. Survivors are four daughters, Mary Lynn Jaggers of Monticello, Patricia Ann Oswald of Sherwood, Debra A. Hoag of Chicago, Ill., and Pamela Lynn Boyette of Sherwood; a brother, Elmer Creighton, Dumas; and a sister, Floy Paschall of Dumas; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to UAMS Cancer Research, Little Rock. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas.

John L. Gray
John L. Gray, 79, of Sherwood died December 26, 2001. He was a retired civil servant at LRAFB, World War II veteran, and purple heart recipient. Survivors include his wife, Opal (Pearson) Gray; son, John L. Gray III; sister, Jewell Bostain; a grandson, a granddaughter, and a great-grandson. Graveside services were Saturday at Campground Cemetery, Morrilton. North Little Rock Funeral Home was in charge.


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