R.S. 'Buddy' Hawkins
HOT SPRINGS -- R.S. "Buddy" Hawkins, 79, of Hot Springs died March 31, 2004. He was born July 26, 1924 in Hot Springs, son of the late Eva and Harvey S. Hawkins. He was an electrician and retired from Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center. He was a member of First Pentecostal Church and founder of the Hawkins Family gospel singers and Hickory Hill Park. He was the widower of Imogene Reed Hawkins and preceded in death by a sister, Trudy Fallon.
Survivors include: Two daughters and sons-in-law, Lou and Morris Tabor and Norma and Joe McKinnon of Hot Springs; a sister and brother-in-law, Ethel and Joe Edds of Little Rock; two granddaughters, Angel Turoski and Tammye Michau; two step-granddaughters, Deshawna Latch and Carla Janes; and four great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. April 4, 2004, at First Pentecostal Church with Rev. B.F. Glidewell officiating. Burial will be Mountain Valley Cemetery under the direction of Hot Springs Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Paul Fallon Jr., Joe Edds Jr., Lewis May, Fred Glidewell, Gerald Glidewell and Bob Allbriton. Honorary pallbearers will be the maintenance department of Hot Srpings Rehabilitation Center, Dan Henderson, Rick Goshen, Teddy Frye, George Meyers, Wilbert Bates, E.C. Latch, Ryan Turoski and Shawn Janes.
Vistiation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
JaLinda T. Tate
PRESCOTT -- JaLinda Tre'lan Tate, infant, died March 26, 2004 at Baptist Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia. She was born March 26, 2004, the daughter of Lance Tate and Betty Evans of Prescott.
Survivors include: Her parents; four brothers, Michael, Levatus, Benjamin and Marqures Evans of Prescott; grandparents, Lenzy and Wanda Johnson of Prescott and Jackie and Patricia Tate of Gum Springs; and great-grandparents, Rudell and Elouise Ellis of Arkadelphia and Loretta Tate of Gum Springs.
A graveside service will be at 4 p.m. at DeAnn Cemetery at Prescott with Rev. Wallace Ingram officiating. Burial is under the direction of Brandon's Mortuary of Hope.
John Prentice Robbins
John Prentice Robbins, 91 of Hope died Tuesday, October 16, 2007 in Arkadelphia at Baptist Medical Center. Mr. Robbins was a carpenter and a member of Shover Springs Baptist Church in Hope. He is survived by two sons; Bob Robbins of Gurdon and Billy Robbins of Bismarck
Two daughters; Jan Danner of Cullman, Alabama and Melinda Osborn of Hope an sister Ruby Watters of Truman
13 Grandchildren and 24 Great-grandchildren and 7 Great-Great-grandchildren also survive.
Prentice was preceded in death his wife, Syble, a son, Buddy and a Grandson Randy Robbins.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 10:00am in Easley Cemetery. Cremation service provided by Horne Funeral Home 101 South 3rd St. Gurdon, AR
Robert M. Eakin
ARKADELPHIA -- Robert Marshall Eakin, 64, of Arkadelphia died April 1, 2004. He was born Sept. 8, 1939, at Whelen Springs. He was a retired employee of J.C. Penney. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include: His wife, Ellen Eakin of Arkadelphia; three sons, Robert Eakin Jr. of Arkadelphia, Kenneth Eakin of Little Rock and Danny Eakin of Fayetteville; a daughter, Deborah Eakin; his mother, Nettie Ross Redden of Bryant; two brothers, Larry Eakin of Hot Springs and Harry "Butch" Eakin of Wisconsin; two sisters, Lynn Watson of Washington state and Shirley McElroy of Bryant; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Cook officiating.
Robert G. Anderson
FRIENDSHIP -- Robert Gene Anderson, 72, of Friendship died Oct. 8, 2004, at his home. He was born June 22, 1932, in Hilmon, son of the late William Boyd and Ann Dessie Pittman Anderson. He was a retired employee of Rob Wilson Motors, now Mike Clayton Motors. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Gene Anderson Jr.
Survivors include: His wife, Julia McMahan Anderson; a son, Scott Anderson of Malvern; two daughters, Elaine Barnes of Hot Springs and Vicki Chandler of Malvern; four stepchildren, Betty Frazier of Midway and Pat Williams, Lloyd Williams and Jimmy Williams of Friendship; four brothers, Gerald Anderson and Douglas Anderson of Malvern, Talmadge Anderson of Sheridan and Butch Anderson of Hot Springs; three sisters, Carolyn Matton of Malvern and Shirley Anita Kelly and Vaudean Bellomy of Hot Springs; two half-sisters, Zenith Anderson and Viola Anderson; a stepsister, Betty Anderson; and his stepmother, Rose Anderson.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home chapel with Noel Morehead officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Anderson, Scotty Anderson, Jamie Freeman, Sean Beaty, Roger Frazier, Jason Frazier and Ronnie Williams.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care in Hot Springs.
Family visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Flora Irene Knoblock Pennington age 66 of Gurdon died Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at her home. She was born February 24, 1941 in Monticello to James Moody and Annie Mary Mayers Knoblock. Irene graduated from Drew Central and attended UAM. She married Charles Junior Pennington on October 6, 1960. She was an owner of C.I & E. Logging. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be remembered for her kindness and compassion to anyone in need.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and five brothers; Lewis, William, Dewey, James and Franklin Knoblock.
She leaves to cherish her memory; three sons: Stephen, Joey and Mitch Pennington all of Gurdon, step-daughter, Crystal Holmes and husband, Butch of Lumberton, TX; Special son, Eddie Uchtman, grandchildren; Kelli, Presley and Gunner Pennington; step-grandchildren; Jake and Katie Holmes, brother, Leon “Buddy” Knoblock of Monticello, sisters; Lucille Ice of Poplar Bluff, MO, Ethel Mae Lindsey of Little Rock and Charlsie Evans of Monticello and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are Thursday, September 27 at 10:00AM in Horne Funeral Home in Gurdon. Graveside services will be at Green Hill Cemetery near Monticello at 2:30PM.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital at: ACH Foundation P.O. Box 2222 Little Rock, AR 72203.
Charles Junior Pennington of Gurdon, died Friday February 23, 2007 at his home. He was born November 22, 1938 in Drew County to Charlie Leonard and Susie Wilson Pennington.
Charles was a plant manager for Arkla Pine Ply Mill at Gurdon, a forestry consultant, logging contractor and land agent for Arkansas Louisiana Gas at Shreveport, Louisiana, he was a longtime member of the Hoo Hoo and an Air Force Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Jane Harris and brother, Robert Dale Pennington.
Survivors include, wife, Irene Knoblock Pennington, three sons, Stephen, Joey, and Mitch all of Gurdon. Daughter, Crystal Holmes of Lumberton, TX., special son, Eddie Uchtman, five grandchildren, Kelli, Presley, Gunner Pennington and Jake and Katie Holmes, Brothers, Hugh Pennington of Monticello, and Harry Pennington of Germantown, TN., sisters, Evonne May and Betty Wallis of Monticello, and numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Services, 10:00 AM Monday February 26, at Horne Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service 2:00 PM at Green Hill cemetery near Monticello, AR. Visitation 6-8 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Horne Funeral Home, Gurdon.
David H. McCaskill
David Herman McCaskill, 61, of Sparkman died Feb. 26, 2001. He was born June 4, 1939 in Manchester, son of the late William Edgar and Coy M. Harkins McCaskill. He was a 1957 graduate of Arkadelphia High School and attended Manchester United Methodist Church. He served in the National Guard during the Central High crisis and was a former "Arkansas Gazette" carrier.
Survivors include: His wife, Linda M. Green McCaskill; a stepson, Jim Ed Thomas of Magnolia; a stepdaughter, Sharon Davidson of Rome, Ga.; a brother, Clarence McCaskill of Manchester; three sisters, Stella Cadorna of Denver, Colo., Floy Pierce of Hot Springs and Merlene Young of Sparkman; and a step-grandson.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Bethlehem Cemetery in Joan with Rev. Gary Turner officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Chris Canale, Tony Dickey, Glenn Hughes, Freddy Young, Johnny Chitwood and Benny Dickey.
Memorials may be made to the Clark County Sheriffs Boys and Girls Ranch or the Humane Society of Clark County.