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Miscellaneous Pulaski County, Arkansas Obituaries


Barbara Weasenforth
Barbara A. Weasenforth, 63, of Jacksonville died Aug. 27, 2002.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Clifford; daughter Debra Hall of
Grayson, Ky.; son Craig Weasenforth of Brandonburg, Ky.; and daughter
Cynthia Ives of Jacksonville; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel.

Victoria M. Menser
Victoria M. Menser of Jacksonville, died Aug. 31, 2002 at the age of 76.
Survivors include her daughter, Lt. Col. Kim Bowling; and a sister, Stephanie
Arlock.
A memorial service was held Sept. 4, at the Little Rock Air Force Base
Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 211 Natural
Resources Dr., Little Rock, Ark. 72205 or the Pulaski County Humane
Society, 14600 Colonel Glenn Dr., Little Rock, AR 72210. 

Bettye Gold
Bettye Gold, age 70, of Jacksonville, died Monday.
She is survived by her children, Bobby Wheeler of Jacksonville, Jake Wheeler
of Beebe, Melinda Gore of Jacksonville, Lisa Johnson of McRae; a sister,
Helen Red of Hazen; a brother, Ralph Perry of Benton; nine grandchildren and
seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sept. 6, in the chapel of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral
Home. Burial was in Hazen Cemetery.

Carroll Brannon
Carroll "Buddy" Brannon, 68, of Jacksonville, died Sept. 2, 2002. He was a
member of Calvary Apostolic Church in Jacksonville.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta (Bridges) Brannon; one son, Daryl Brannon
of Nebrtaska; two daughters, Merlene Cook of Cabot and LeVida Bain of
Prairie Grove; two sisters, Hazel Russell of Arkadelphia and Ruby Sucka of
Jacksonville; six grandchildren, and three great-grand-children. Funeral will be
at 10 a.m. Thursday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.
Floyd Flowers and Rev. Bryan Taylor officiating. Burial will be at Sumner
Cemetery. 

Patsy Mae Winfrey
Patsy Mae Winfrey, age 68, of Floyd, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002. 
She is survived by one son, Steve Winfrey of Floyd; four daughters, Donnie
Holliman, Judy Winfrey and Sissy Story all of Floyd, and Christie Winfrey of
Canton, Mich.; one sister, Jeanette Moody of Jacksonville; one half brother,
Harry Hamilton of Jacksonville; and one half sister, Peggy Mitchell of Clay;
nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was Aug. 31 at Floyd Assembly of God Church with burial in
New Floyd Cemetery, Floyd.

Reble Wilson Crow
Reble Wilson Crow, age 80, died Aug. 31, 2002. 
She is survived by two daughters and two sons, Myra Spring Boyce, Nancy
Stanley, Phillip Crow, and Robinson Crow all of North Little Rock; two sisters
and a brother, Mable Lamb and Margie Williams, both of Jacksonville, and Dr.
Major Wilson of Memphis, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Sept. 4, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel with burial in
Cypress Valley Cemetery in Vilonia.
Memorials may be made to Somers Avenue Church of Christ.

Rosa Bell Mathews
Rosa Bell "Aunt Rosa" Mathews, 90, of Fort Smith died Sept. 1, 2002.
She was a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Smith, where
she was also a member of the Good Samaritans.
Funeral was Wednesday at Central Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Smith
with interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park, under the direction of McConnell
Funeral Home of Greenwood.
She is survived by four sons, Elmo, Richard, and Farrel Mathews of Fort Smith
and Charles Mathews of Jacksonville; three daughters, Lou Kamerman of
Searcy, Genese Minor of Horn Lake, Miss., and Mary Jaap Mathews of Fort
Smith; 17 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and two
great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritans of Central
Missionary Baptist Church, 3631 Jenny Lind, Fort Smith, Ark. 72901. 

Ora Belle Grimes
Ora Belle Grimes, age 82, of North Little Rock died Sept. 1, 2002.
Survivors include her son, Robert Grimes of Jacksonville; two stepsons, Gerald
and Ed Grimes, both of Hot Springs; and several grandchildren,
great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held Sept. 4 at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Memorial
Park.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2200 Fort Roots Drive, North
Little Rock.

Ruth Hays
Ruth C. Hays, 93, of Panola County, Texas, formerly of Bald Knob, died Aug.
29, 2002.
Funeral was Sept. 2 at the Powell Funeral Home, Bald Knob, with burial in
Carter Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Rodger Cole of Carthage, Texas; a brother, Ralph
Eudy of Jacksonville; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Ethel McWhorter
Ethel Hammon McWhorter, 99, of Lonoke died Aug. 26, 2002.
She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, William Hammon of Mountain View; stepsons, James
and Jack McWhorter, both of Benton; a daughter, Abbie Asbille of Lonoke; six
stepdaughters, Viola Layfield, Imogene McDade and Genive Mitchell, all of
Benton, Juanita Graham of Carlisle, Gladys Hardin of Jacksonville and Ann
Pryor of Sherwood; a sister, Mabel Holmes of Memphis; grandchildren;
great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Joy Hickmon Lewis 
Joy Hickmon Lewis, 76, of Jacksonville, died Sept. 3, 2002.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, David Lewis; three children, David
Lewis Jr. of Louisville, Ky., Robert Lewis of Euless, Texas, and daughter,
Linda Harris, of Memphis, Tenn.; sister, Dorothy Hickmon of Bradford; five
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Having taught school for 34 years, she was one of the founders of the Beta Psi
Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society which was organized in 1978. She
was active in the North Pulaski Retired Teachers  Association, and was a
member of the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, where she was
active in the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class. She assisted her husband
as president of the Young at Heart Retired Group at the church. She was a
50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Bradford Chapter, with a
dual membership in Jacksonville. She was also a member of the Daughters of
the Nile, MAT-TA-NAH Temple #136. She became a member of the
Tennessee Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Chickasaw
Bluff Chapter, National #793930.
Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 6, at the First United Methodist Church in
Jacksonville, followed by interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Park.

Hettie Walker
Hettie Cheryl Walker, 54, of Jacksonville died Sept. 3, 2002.
Survivors include one brother, Ronald Walker of North Little Rock; two sisters,
Mary Beebe of North Little Rock and Ann Wright of Deer Park, Texas.
Funeral was Friday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in
Antioch Cemetery (White County).

Sheri Lynn Jefferies
Sheri Lynn Jefferies Johnson, 54, of Chicago, Ill., died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2002.
Survivors include her husband, John Johnson; two daughters, Tamara Johnson
and Kia Clark; one grandson, all of Chicago; her parents, Andrew and Helen
Jefferies; two brothers, Bobby and Danny; four sisters, Gloria Williams, and
Helen T. Jeffereis, all of Little Rock, Belynda Ford of Jacksonville , and
Virginia Gipson of Memphis.
Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 7, at Liberty Baptist Church, Chicago.
Local arrangements were by Brown's Christian Funeral Service. 

Harold Dean Gore
Harold Dean Gore, 61, of North Little Rock, died Sept. 11, 2002. 
He was retired from Wonder Bakery and Arkansas Army National Guard,
Signal Battalion, Company B with active duty in Desert Storm. He was a
member of Levy Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Beth Gore; three daughters, Cheryl Beall of
Sherwood, Suzy Flippen of Jacksonville, Christy Kyzer of North Little Rock;
six grandchildren; four sisters, Mildred Moore of Miami, Fla., Shirley Peeler of
Jacksonville, Norma Carroll and Reba Sims of North Little Rock.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at North Little Rock Funeral
Home Chapel. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Levy Church of Christ Building Fund.

Othel Alford
Othel Geneva (West) Alford, 86, of Bryant, died Sept. 11, 2002. 
She was a member of First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock.
She is survived by her daughters, Bea Hale (Bryant), Janice Richards
(Daytona Beach, Fla.), Connie Alford (Bryant), Geneva Healey (Jacksonville),
Dianne Meriweather (Sherwood); brother, Lee West and sister, Dee Johnston
(Edmond, Okla.); 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two
great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at North Little Rock Funeral
Home Chapel with burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 10411 W. Markham,
Suite #130, Little Rock, Ark., 72205-1409. 

Lottie Opal Savage
Lottie Opal Savage, 70, of Romance, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002.
Funeral was Tuesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Interment
was in Brownsville Cemetery in Lonoke.
Survivors are her husband, Richard A. Savage of Romance; two sons, Jimmy
Ray Skinner of Cabot, and Thomas Edward Mathis of Jacksonville; two
brothers, Johnny Scallion of Romance and Milton Scallion of North Little Rock;
one sister, Mary Duke of Danville; five grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren. 

Josephone E. Grady
Josephine Elizabeth Grady, age 88, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away
Sunday, September 8, 2002, at the home of her oldest son in Hutchinson,
Arkansas. She was born November 1, 1913 in Palestine, TX, a daughter of
Allen and Effa Holland. Jo's early years were spent on the family farm with
her parents, two sisters and one brother.
At age 15, she lost her mother due to complications from a fall. In 1937, she
married Winfred Forrest Grady, moved to Arkansas soon thereafter, and for
the next 20 years experienced the challenges and rewards which accompanied
being the wife of a Church of Christ minister and raising four sons. In 1957, at
age 44, she lost her husband to cancer. Thereafter, she continued her mission
of raising her four sons.
From age 44 until retirement at age 70, she worked at Sterling's Stores (and
its successor businesses) in Jacksonville, AR. Her membership in the
Jacksonville Church of Christ spanned 43 years.
Her parents; her husband; a brother, Lloyd Holland and a sister, Gladys Moore,
preceded her in death.
Survivors include: her four sons, William Frederick Grady of Hutchinson
Mountain Community, James Forrest Grady of Jacksonville, John Holland
Grady of Dallas, TX, and Daniel Joseph Grady of Memphis, TN; a sister, Ethel
Rae of Palestine, TX; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday, September 10, 11:00 a.m., at Bailey Street Church of
Christ in Jacksonville and at 3:00 p.m., at the Hutchinson Mountain Church of
Christ with burial in the Palestine Cemetery under the direction of Willis-Hays
Funeral Service of Batesville.
Pallbearers were William Grady, James Grady, John Grady, Daniel Grady, Guy
Grady and Joseph Grady.
Visitation was Monday, September 9, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Margie S. Ferrell
Margie Sarah Ferrell, 79, of Jacksonville died Sept. 6, 2002.
Survivors include her husband, Chester Ferrell; her children, Buddy House of
Little Rock, Bob House of North Little Rock and Bill House of North Little
Rock; stepson, Chester Ferrell of Jacksonville; stepdaughter, Emma Knight of
Jacksonville; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Monday at the First Assembly of God Church in Jacksonville, with
interment in Rosemont Cemetery, Benton. Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home
was in charge.

Aneta Taylor
Aneta Taylor, 89, of Jacksonville, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002 at Lincoln
Plaza Nursing Center in Lonoke.
She was retired from Rebsamen Motor Co.
Surviving relatives are Bob Blassingame of Levana; Clotine Burcket of Reno,
Nev.; Eugene Blassingame of Greenbriar; Decie, Jimmy and Suzane Trickey
all of Marshfield, Mo.; Clifton and Phyllis Trickey of Fairbanks, Alaska; Arlis
Owens of North Little Rock; Patsy, Larry and Donnie Parsons of Thousand
Oaks, Calif. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in Moore's Jacksonville
Funeral Home Chapel followed by interment in Blassingame Cemetery at El
Paso.

Bertha June Alford
Bertha June Alford 60, of Jacksonville died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002.
She is survived by a son, Carl "Andy" Alford of Cabot; and a daughter, Shelly
Alford of Jacksonville; two brothers, and three sisters; and "adopted"
grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the chapel of
Moore's Jacksonville. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2200 Fort Roots Drive, Little
Rock, Ark. 72114.

Walter Eugene Keel
Walter Eugene Keel, 74, of North Little Rock, died Sept. 12, 2002. 
He was retired from Colonial Bakery, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of
Rose City Immanuel Baptist Church.
He is survived by two daughters, Verita K. Keel of Pine Bluff, Bess Davidson
of Romance; one son, Ted Camp of Jacksonville; four brothers, Cotham Keel
Jr. and Robert Keel, both of California, Bill Keel and Bobby Keel, both of
North Little Rock; four sisters, Gerry Carter of Jacksonville, Virginia Mansour
of Iran, Opal Carroll of Indiana, Dorothy Lawson of Arizona; five
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel
with burial at Romance Cemetery. 

Clara Louise Session
Clara Louise Session, age 87, of Jacksonville, died Sept. 13, 2002.
She was a member of Bayou Meto Baptist Church.
She is survived by her four children, Patsy Anthony, Margaret Mantooth,
Tommy Session and Susie Dodson; brother, Gene Wilson; 10 grandchildren, 22
great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sept. 16, in the chapel of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral
Home, 1504 Loop Road. Burial was in Bayou Meto Cemetery. 

Donna L. Jackson
Donna L. Jackson, 55, of Jacksonville, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002.
Survivors include her parents, Curtis Snow of Washington State and Myrtle
Casey of Florida; sons, Ron Portwine and Robert Jackson, both of Sherwood;
daughters, Brooke Jackson of Little Rock and Robyn Jackson of Sherwood;
brothers, Ron Snow of New Mexico and Mike Casey of Arkadelphia; sisters,
Candy Spains of Alaska and Marty Potter of Little Rock; five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the chapel of Moore s
Jacksonville Funeral Home followed by interment in Rest Hills Memorial Park
in North Little Rock.

Guy Golden Jr.
Guy Golden Jr. of Jacksonville died Sept. 17, 2002.
Survivors are his wife, Lillian; sons, David and James Branson; brother,
Clarence; and sister, Betty.
A memorial service was held Monday at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Huson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

Wallace F. Wampler
Smsgt. (Ret.)Wallace Frederick Wampler, 78, of Jacksonville died Sunday,
Sept. 22, 2002.
He was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Jacksonville, a retired
USAF veteran of World War II, and he flew multiple missions during the
European Theater, Pacific Theater and Berlin Airlift.
Survivors include a son, Steve Wampler of Perryville; daughters, Phyllis Hieber
of Little Rock and Jan Bottoms of Alexander; sister, Gay Montgomery of
Boaz, Ala.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Sept. 25 at the Second Baptist Church, Jacksonville, with
entombment at Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Moore's Jacksonville Funeral
Home was in charge.
Memorials may be made to Perry County Hospice Nursing or the Alzheimer
Association.

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