Ed G. Gilley, 77, of Dardanelle died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at Dardanelle Hospital.
He was born Sept. 5, 1927, on Petit Jean Mountain and was the son of the late Earl and Evie Robinson Gilley.
One sister, Dorothy Smith, also preceded him in death.
He was an Air Force Veteren of World War II and the Korean War and was a member of the American Bass Fishing Club.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene Gilley of Dardanelle; one daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and John Martinez of Hutchinson, Kan.; one step-son, Jeff Bayless of Hot Springs; two step-daughters, Rebecca Webster of Atkins and Melissa Busch of Hutchinson, Kan.; three brothers, Glenn Gilley of Fort Smith, J.N. Gilley of Atkins, and James Gilley of Hutchinson, Kan.; four sisters, Bonna Mitchell of Atkins, Barbara Dorris of Dardanelle, Jo Ann Myers of Whitehall, Tenn., and Iva Mae Gardner of Spring, Texas; eight grandchildren, Nigel, Amanda, Bryan, Michael, Chelsey, Lindsey, Whitney, and Hillary; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were Saturday at Petit Jean Cemetery under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service. Rev. Bobby Branch will be officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, Kansas 66601-1653.
Beverly Kinslow, 57, of Russellville died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.
She was born Sept. 21, 1947, at Russellville and was the daughter of Floyd Kinslow and Mary Gottsponer.
She was preceded in death by a son, Lance Dobbins; a brother, Jackie Kinslow; grandparents, Floyd Kinslow Sr., Jewel Shroyer, Leo and Mae Bates.
She was the retired owner of Russellville Used Furniture.
Survivors include her father and stepmother, Floyd and Patsy Kinslow of Atkins; mother and stepfather, Mary and Carl Gottsponer of Dover; one son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Mandy McCrary of Russellville; three grandsons, Evan, Patrick, and Josh McCrary of Russellville; one granddaughter, Haley Sturgeon of Atkins; six brothers, Terry and his wife, Kathy Kinslow of Conway, Floyd Gene Kinslow of Atkins, Randy and Glen Gottsponer, Harry and wife, Robin Gottsponer all of North Little Rock, and Dale and wife, Karen Gottsponer of Conway; four sisters, Pat Blasingame of Fayetteville, Pam Kinslow of Russellville, Renee and husband, Shawn Baggett of Atkins, and Karen Weber–Kinslow of North Little Rock; grandmother and husband, Thelma and Herman Hutto of Russellville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Monday at Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service. Reverend David Bishop and Reverend Bobby Judkins officiated.
Memorials may be made Highland Oncology Group, 3232 North Hills Blvd. Fayetteville, Ar. 72703.
Dewell T. Ruffin, 78, of Russellville, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005 at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock.
He was born Jan. 12, 1927 in Dewitt to the late H.C. and Ola Jenkins Ruffin. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II. He was a 22 year employee of Center Point Energy, (formerly Arkla Gas), and was a former resident of Dewitt and Forrest City.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Pete Ruffin, and H.C. Ruffin, Jr.; and two sisters, Winfred Rhyder and Vivian Ruffin.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Virginia Powell Ruffin of Russellville; one daughter and son-in-law, Karla and John Archer of Little Rock; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dwight and Michele Ruffin of Atkins, and Larry Ruffin of Hot Springs; nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Lemley Funeral Chapel in Atkins with interment at Pine Crest Cemetery in Little Rock.
Memorials may be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association, #1 St. Vincent Circle, Little Rock, Ar. 72205.
Ruth Zerrenner, 79, of Russellville, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at the Dardanelle Hospital.
A daughter of the late Stanley and Ruth O’Connor Walsh, she was born Jan. 23, 1926, in New York, NY.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Frederick Zerrenner. She was a homemaker, and was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include four sons and two daughters-in-law, Dennis and Dorothy Buckley of Monroe, NY, John and Theresa Buckley of Shirley, NY, and Thomas and George Zerrenner, both of the Bronx, NY; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary H. and Dale Lile of Russellville, Cathy and Robert Perry of the Bronx, NY, and Elizabeth and Patricia Zerrenner, both of the Bronx, NY; three sisters, Joan Troiano of Bayville, NJ, Teri Murell of Carlsbad, Calif., and Bernadette Dygva of Virginia; seventeen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
The family will conduct a private memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Oklahoma and Arkansas Chapter, Inc., Western Arkansas Regional Center, 320 North Greenwood Avenue, Fort Smith, Ar. 72901.
Gwyn Boyd, 71, of Pottsville, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
A daughter of the late John H. and Suzie Hannah Meares, she was born Jan. 2, 1934, in Paragould.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jay D. Andrews and Ronnie Meares; and two sisters, Victoria Davis and Eleanor Andrews.
Survivors include her husband, Leroy Boyd; four sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Debra Boyd of Russellville, Steven and Betty Boyd of Ruston, La., Kenneth and Shelby Boyd of Russellville, and Bruce and Kris Boyd of Atkins; two sisters, Bernice Tharp and Dorothy Davies, both of St. Louis, Mo.; seven grandsons and one granddaughter, three step-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will conduct a private memorial service at a later time. Arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service.
Nina Cooper, 63, of Athens, Ala., died March 4, 2004, at a Huntsville Hopital.
She was born April, 15, 1940, in Atkins to Clyde and Gracie (Welch) Bowden. She worked for Welcome Inn in Athens for more than 15 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son and three brothers.
Survivors include her husband, Louie Cooper; two sons, Harvey Cooper and Jonathan Cooper of Athens, Ga.; two daughters, Rodeanna Parkerson of Athens and Angela Madrigal of Cullman, Ga.; two sisters, Reva Housley of Atkins and Reatha Taylor of Flint, Mich. and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Keith Cooper, Shorty Parkenson, Donnie Williams, Stephen Funk, Max Holland, and Jimmie Hambrick.
Funeral services were on Sunday, March 7 at Danville, Ala., and burial was in Corinth Cemetery by McConnell Funeral home.
R.L. “Square” DeLoach, 92, of Birta died Monday, March 22, 2004 at Dardanelle Nursing Center.
He was born March 20, 1912, at Jones, Texas, was the son of the late William Floyd and Irene Spencer DeLoach, a farmer, and a member of the American Motorcycle Association and Ola Church of Christ. On Aug. 4, 1961, he rode his motorcycle to Birta and called it “home.”
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Geneva DeLoach; and a stepson, Larry Breashears Sr.
Survivors include a sister, Allie Batey Flowers of Salem; a stepdaughter, JoAnn Dunnam and her husband, Ray, of Plainview, Texas; a stepdaughter-in-law, Betty Breashears of Little Rock; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Thursday at Ola Church of Christ by Leslie Vanwinkle. Burial was in Birta Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service.
Active pallbearers were Nathan Abernathy, Harlen Porter, Dolan Sharton, Tommy Porter, Jerry Porter and William Damen. Honorary pallbearers were Alvin Sales, Bob Fallen and Bill Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ola Church of Christ, P.O. Box 97, Ola 72853.
Willie Ray Gardenhire, 71, of Hattieville died Thursday, March 18, 2004.
He was born on July 23, 1932, in Hattieville, was a son of Arthur Ray Gardenhire and Gracie Harris Gardenhire. He was a retired crane operator at LaSalle Steel Company and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Stripe) Gardenhire; one son, Tim Gardenhire of Schererville, Ind.; three daughters, Connie Gardenhire of Plumerville, Peggy Gardenhire of Griffith, Ind., and Vicki Gardenhire of Cedar Lake, Ind.; two brothers, Eules Gardenhire of Lakeland, Ind., and Dennis Gardenhire of Hattieville; five sisters, Cleta Golden of Lanty, Vernice Rhodes of Conway, Betty Jean Cleaver of Hammond, Ind., Myrtle Carr of Peoria, Ill., and Reba Griffis of North Little Rock; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday at the Bob Neal & Sons Chapel. Interment was at Calaumet Cemetery in Highland, Ind.
Vada Clois Hemmer, 80, of Atkins, died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.
She was born April 22, 1923, near Atkins and was the daughter of the late Gilbert Henry and Esther Clemons Tanner. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Atkins.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Steven Allen Hemmer; two brothers, Lowell and Othel Tanner; and a sister, Norma Graves.
Survivors include her husband, A.E. “Doc” Hemmer; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Karen Hemmer of Pottsville, Rick and Debbie Hemmer of Russellville; a granddaughter, Melissa Thomas of Russellville; a grandson, Zachary Hemmer of Russellville; and a great granddaughter.
Funeral services were Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Atkins, with the Rev. Mark Griffith and the Rev. Jeff Cheatham officiating. Burial was in Hudson Cemetery near Moreland under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.
Active pallbearers were her nephews. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Graves, Bob Duvall, Jerry Trigg, Don Duvall, Ted Mackey and the Ruth Sunday School class of First Baptist Church of Atkins.
Bill Stroud, 74, of Jerusalem, died Monday, March 29, 2004.
He was born Aug. 27, 1929, in Jerusalem, a son of Oda Stroud and Ella Lee Ramsey Stroud. He was a retired truck driver for the Conway County Road Department, and member of Jerusalem Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Stroud and Charles Price.
Survivors include four sisters, Frances McCoy of Jerusalem, Bennie Bradley of Dardanelle, Shirley Bradley and Judy Massey both of Jerusalem; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1 at the Jerusalem Church of Christ. Burial will be in Robertstown Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home in Morrilton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be his nephews and Honorary Pallbearers will be the Atkins Nursing Home staff.
Ragan Bailey, 88, of Russellville, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville.
A son of the late Charles Franklin and Rhoda Elvara Wells Bailey, he was born Nov. 21, 1915, in Dover. He married Millie Baker on July 24, 1937, in a horse lot behind the barn at Slo Fork, Arkansas (in Yell County; also called Mosley). He began his career by working with his father and brothers at Bailey Lumber Company at Mill Creek and in Dover. Even though he was never in the military, he served his country by running six screw machines at one time, making ball bearings for the war effort at the Marlin-Rockwell Company in Plainview, Conn. at the beginning of World War II. From there his family moved to Tulsa, Okla., where he and his wife both worked at Douglas Aircraft, building airplanes. From there they moved to Richmond, California, where he worked at the Mare Island Navy Yard, working on submarines until the conclusion of the war. In 1947 they moved back to Russellville, where he founded Bailey’s Machine Shop, building the building mostly by himself on property he bought, laying the concrete blocks and building the doors and windows. For many years he worked making industrial parts for many companies in the River Valley. He was a member of the Mill Creek Church of Christ. He loved going to the singings held at the Red Barn, the Legion Hut and at Woodland in Clarksville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Millie Bailey; a son-in-law, Jimmy Barnhouse; six brothers: Glenn, Willard, Buel, Rue, Herman and DeLon Bailey; and three sisters: Ona Padilla, Thelma Coates and Nina Bailey.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James Ragan Bailey Sr., and Judy Bailey of Russellville; a daughter, Jane Barnhouse of Sherwood; four brothers and four sisters-in-law: Haskell Bailey of Atkins; C. T. and Billie Bea Bailey of Russellville; Paul and Wanda Bailey of Russellville; Robert and Kris Bailey of Brandon, Florida; and Mildred Bailey of Russellville; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Harold “Pete” Metz of London; six grandchildren: James Ragan Bailey Jr., of Dallas, Georgia; William Robert Bailey of Pensacola, Fla.; Jonathan Henry Bailey of East Greenville, Penn.; Karen Baker of Sherwood; Kathy Baker of Memphis, Tenn.; and Randy Barnhouse of Sherwood; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were Thursday at the Shinn Chapel with Mr. Sid Womack officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville, by Shinn Funeral Service.
Active pallbearers were Walter Hartsfield, James Duryea, Dallas Dedmon, Don Wynn, Travis Hamilton, Dorsey Jones, Clint Hull, Donnie Bailey and Terry Hardman. Honorary pallbearers were Woody Rogers, Dennis Duryea, Thelbert Hamilton, and Johnny Morgan.
Memorials may be made to the Mill Creek Church of Christ, c/o Edwin Shinn, 375 Pleasant View Rd., Russellville, AR 72802, or call 967-4507.
Marjorie (Adams) Ross, 83, of Hector died Sunday, April 24, 2005 at her home.
The daughter of Charles and Maude E. (Allison) Adams, she was born June 4, 1921 in Amarillo, Texas. She graduated from Hector High School in 1939. She was a seamstress and a member of the Rock Springs Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harmon Lee Ross and was also preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Lorene Adams.
She is survived by one daughter, Norma R. Reichard and husband, Robert of Little Rock; two grandchildren, Michele Wallace and husband, Mark of Little Rock, and Darrell Reichard of Edgewater, Fla.; one sister, Wanda Gammel and husband, Jesse of Hector; one brother, Robert E. Adams and wife, Polly of Little Rock; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at Rock Springs Church in Hector. Reverend Ottis Mackey will officiate. Burial will be at Rock Springs Cemetery at Hector by Humphrey Funeral Service.
Memorials may be made to Rock Springs Church, c/o Jesse Gammel, 75 Stafford Road, Hector, AR 72843.
Bobbye McAlister, a resident of Russellville and former longtime Pope County Tax Collector, died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
She was born September 19, 1929, at Dover, to Mack and Irene Jones Sturgis. She married Charles McAlister in November of 1947, and the couple had two children, Charlene, who was born in 1951 and Mike, who was born in 1956. When her children were young, Bobbye did not work outside the home, but was active in the P. T. A., where she served as President for many years and was instrumental in the crusade to raise funds to keep Russellville schools open in 1968; Scouts, where she served as Den Mother for the Boy Scouts and Troop Leader for the Girl Scouts; Junior Auxiliary, where she was a driving force to get a community center for Russellville in 1959, that resulted in what today is known as the Hughes Center; Jaycettes; Extension Homemakers Club; and the Newcomer’s Club. As a young wife and mother, she still found time to perform numerous civic duties. She was an active member of the 5th and Greenwich Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Harold Sturgis.
She was elected Pope County’s first Tax Collector in 1986, when the office of Sheriff/Collector was split. She took office on January 1, 1987, and remained in that official position for 18 years. In 1978, the McAlister’s purchased Russellville Meat Market, and Bobbye worked there until it was destroyed by fire in 1981.
She was an active member of the Arkansas Association of County Collectors and served on the Legislative committee working for the betterment of county government for Russellville and Pope County. She has served on the Association of Arkansas Counties Board of Directors for six years. She also fulfilled a term on the Arkansas Outdoor Recreation Grants Advisory Board. She has been involved with the local Heart Drive; American Cancer Society; Relay for Life; United Way; and Easter Seals. She has been a member of the Russellville Chamber of Commerce for many years and served as a Director of the Board. She was selected by the Chamber as Russellville Citizen of the Year for 2004. Bobbye was also Chairman of the first Christmas lighting committee for Russellville. She is a charter member of the Russellville Downtown Rotary Club and remained active with its many projects, most recently the Pavilion Project.
Bobbye was a staunch Democrat, working tirelessly in county and state politics. She was very involved as a member of the Pope County Democratic Women; Pope County Democratic Central Committee; and served as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1992. At its Fall 2004 Rally, the state Democratic Party gave special recognition to Bobbye as the Democratic Woman of the Year.
Bobbye is known and loved for her "bossy personality." Many have heard her say, "Busy people get the job done." When most people see Bobbye walking their way, they ask, "What is she raising money for now?" She has always been one to step up to the plate and work hard for a good cause. Bobbye is known for being a great cook and hostess. She was always bringing food to the court house and to anyone who was sick. Those who know her, know her love for her family and her pride of Russellville and Pope County. She had a desire to help anyone in need, and her entire life has been one of service. Her first love was serving the people of Pope County officially as Tax Collector and civically through the Downtown Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Charles McAlister; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Terry McAlister of Russellville; a daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Steve Edgar of Broken Arrow, Okla.; three grandchildren, Brad and Josh McAlister of Russellville and Kathryn Geubelle and her husband, Brian, of Dallas, Texas.
Memorial Service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at the First Assembly of God, in Russellville, officiated by Mr. Richard Kirkland. Burial will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Downtown Rotary Club and the staff of the Pope County Tax Collector’s Office.
Memorials may be made to the Rotary Pavilion Fund, 141 Amy Lane, Russellville, Arkansas 72802.
John Thomas Campbell, II
John Thomas Campbell II, 25, of Dover, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at the University Hospital in Little Rock.
Born January 21, 1979, in Havre de Grace, Maryland, he was the oldest son of John and Barbara Campbell of Dover.
He was an automobile and diesel mechanic, and worked for Roach Trucking and Petty’s Service Center in Dover.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by an older sister, Shannon Campbell of Russellville; a younger brother, Derek Campbell of Dover; a nephew and niece, Wade and DeAnna Watson, both of Russellville; a great-great aunt, Addie Gunkle of Strasburg, Pa.; a great-grandmother, Sadie Cullum of Riverside, Md.; a grandmother, Anna Stevens of Churchville, Md.; a grandfather, Chester Campbell, of Lindsay, Calif.; a great uncle and great aunt, Harold and Betty Campbell of Dover, a great aunt, Nora Mae O’Neal of Reserve, N.M.; a great uncle, Malcolm Taylor of Havre de Grace, Md.; thirteen aunts and uncles, Frances and Larry Whitbey, Fannie DeAlba, Lane and Ted Alexander, Jane and Larry Moore, Flo and Stan Sherman, all of Dover; Christy Campbell of California; Gloria and Charlie Howell of Lewistown, Pa.; Frank and Peggy Hartman and Jerry and Sandy Hartman, all of Havre de Grace, Md.; Bobby and Jeanne Hartman, Linda Jennings, Pam and Kenny Walstrum, all of Aberdeen, Md.; Dena Stevens of Edgewood, Md., and Earlene Stevens of Churchville, Md.; a godfather, Dwight Andrews of Aberdeen, Md.; a godmother, Linda Gilpin of Aberdeen, Md.; numerous cousins and numerous friends.
The family will conduct a memorial service from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 19 at the DAV building on 2nd Street in Russellville. Arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
Memorials may be made to the John Reese DAV Memorial Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 5007, Russellville, AR 72811-5007.
Imagene Roberts Ennis, 74, of Atkins died Sunday, May 30, 2004.
She was born Jan. 11, 1930, in Moreland to the late Hogan and Dessie Mae Duvall Roberts, was previously employed by the International Shoe Company and a member of Mount Vernon Free Will Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Ennis, as well as her parents, a brother, two sisters and a stepmother.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nina and Jackie Chronister of Atkins; a brother, Bill Roberts of Atkins; a sister, Yvonne Burris of Atkins; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lemley Funeral Chapel in Atkins with the Revs. Donald Matchett and David Downum officiating. Burial will follow at Saint Joe Cemetery under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will include James Roberts, Darrell Burris, Paul May, Ronnie Molloy, Jerry Ennis and Sam Reed.
Lois Annette Cosand Howard, 70, a resident of Russellville, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at her home.
She was born Oct. 23, 1933, at Johnson to the late Guy Tilden and Audra Sophia Hooten Cosand. She was an employee of the Western Arkansas Telephone Company in the 1950’s. She married Vernon Howard on Sept. 4, 1953, in Russellville and was a devoted housewife. She was a reading tutor for the Pope County Literacy Council; a Meals on Wheels Volunteer; and a volunteer for many activities in her community. She was a supporter of her husband’s political career, while he served as Pope County Judge and the Mayor of Russellville; and also supported him in their numerous business enterprises. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Vernon Howard of Russellville; a son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Lori Howard of Russellville; a daughter and son-in-law, Ramona and Rick Woods of Russellville; four grandchildren, Benjamin Woods of Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., Daniel Woods currently of Al-Taji, Iraq, Nikki Jennings of Nashville, Tenn., and Jill Jennings of Russellville; two brothers, Bryan Cosand of Klammath Falls, Ore. and Harbert Cosand of Woodbridge, Va.; a sister, Flora Bice of Maysville; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Saturday at Shinn Chapel officiated by Mr. Dan Lightfoot. Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Park at Russellville under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.
Active pallbearers were Don Miller, Ken Pirtle, Kyle Jones, Tim Tanner, Greg Woods, and Jeff Woods. Honorary pallbearers were David Walton, Jimmy George, Bob McCoy, James Pullen, Carroll Norris, Buster Barton, Henry Chronister, Gene Rankin, the men of the Fifth & Greenwich Church of Christ, and her special buddy, Ben Hare.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Department of Health Hospice, c/o Glenda Luter; 1708 West C Place; Russellville, Arkansas 72801.
Newton L. Hurst, 80, of Russellville, died Saturday, May 22, 2004, at the Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona.
He was born March 13, 1924 in Newport, to the late William and Dorothy Hale Hurst. He had worked for Carnation Dairy in Phoenix for thirty-four years and was involved in the Teamsters Union during that time. He served proudly in the United States Navy during World War II, and was a Baptist.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-two years, Carol Lee Hurst, and four brothers.
Survivors include a son, Gregory T. Hurst of Glendale; two daughters, Gwendolyn Nielsen of Omaha, Neb. and Joyce Sturgis of Paulden, Az; five grandchildren, Jasmine Prime of Salt Lake City, Utah; Christopher Hurst of Tenn.; Heather Loeb of Omaha, Neb.; Kristin Loeb of New York City, NY, and Michael Stone of Paulden, Arizona; two sisters and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Thursday. Burial with military honors was in Rest Haven Memorial Park, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
Active pallbearers will be Gregory Hurst, Del Sturgis, Michael Stone, Christopher Hurst, Jim Nielsen and Ray Tarkington.
Memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Gift Processing Center, Post Office Box 29119, Phoenix, Arizona 85038-9119; or to the Boys and Girls Club of the Arkansas River Valley, 300 East Third Street, Russellville, Arkansas 72801.