December 9, 1981 - June 27, 2003
William Grant Pickler, 21, of Pine Bluff, died June 27, 2003, Pine Bluff.
He was born December 9, 1981, at Pine Bluff, a son of George and Lynda Bussey Pickler of Pine Bluff.
He was reared and educated at Pine Bluff, attended St. Joseph Catholic Junior High School and graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 2000.
He was a member of Lakeside United Methodist Church.
He was a member of the Pine Bluff Jaycees and was a board member of the Walnut Hill Deer Club.
He owned and operated Grant's Recovery Service.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William "Eddie" Pickler; and his maternal grandparents, Harry and Edna Bussey.
Other survivors include a brother, George "Brad" Pickler of Pine Bluff; and his grandmother, Dorothy Pickler of Taylor (Columbia County).
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Lakeside United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ted DeWeese officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery at Bradley (Lafayette County) by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
A prayer service will also be at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family asks that memorials take the form of contributions to a charity of the donor's choice.
PARKS-- Charles Shaun Miller, 35, of Parks, died June 22, 2003, at University Hospital at Little Rock.
He was a son of Charles Ray and Gerry Ann Miller of Parks (Scott County).
He was a 1986 graduate of Sheridan High School and a 1990 graduate of Arkansas Technical College.
He was a field technician for O.K. Industries.
He was a member of the Waldron First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Miller of Sheridan.
Other survivors include his wife, Lisa Kaye McCafferty Miller; one son, Charles Tristan Miller of Parks; one daughter, Kiley Elizabeth Miller of Parks; two brothers, Travis Miller of Guin, Alabama, and Wayne Miller of Springdale; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Perryman of Buckville (Garland County).
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waldron First Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Thurman, Linn Cullins and Todd Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery at Harvey (Scott County) by Martin Funeral Home at Waldron (Scott County).
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency or The Gideon International.
January 20, 1939 - June 26, 2003
Imalene Pardon, 64, of Rison died June 26, 2003, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
She was born January 20, 1939, in McGehee, a daughter of Pansy Kitchell of Rison and the late Charlie Bass.
She was a resident of Rison for the past 14 years and a former resident of Wilmot.
She had worked at the Garment Factory in Lake Village and the Glove Factory in McGehee.
She was a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church and an inactive member of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by a son, Randy Pardon in 1989; and a sister.
Other survivors include her husband, James S. Pardon; a daughter, Stephanie Temple of Rison; five brothers, Charlie D. Bass, Louie Bass and Jerry Bass, all of Pine Bluff, Grover Bass of Hope and Eddie Bass of Bossier City, Louisiana; two sisters, Dora May Padgett of Grapevine and Anita Chandler of Rison; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg with the Rev. Bill Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Snyder Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Snyder Cemetery Association, in care of Jane Graves, P.O. Box 264, Hamburg, Arkansas 71646.
WINCHESTER - Amanda Hersey, 89, of Winchester, died August 16, 2001, at McGehee-Desha County Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Perry Funeral Home at Pine Bluff.
James Richard Odom
James Richard Odom, 65, of Banks (Bradley County), died April 22, 2001, at the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital at Little Rock.
Born March 4, 1936, in Covington County, Alabama, he was a son of the late Labe and Ella Colvin Odom.
He was retired from Twin Cities Oil Company and was in the Army during the Korean War.
He was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Crawford and Earlene Gordon.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Lefferts Odom, who he married September 8, 1962; three daughters, Laura Ann Tessitore of Banks, Debra Lynn Carter of Watervliet, Michigan, and Karen Sue Mosley of Lonoke; four sisters, Willene Ozment of Banks, Barbara Clark of Georgia, Jean Grigerit of Benton Harbor, Michigan, and Joan Smith of St. Joe, Michigan; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Frazer's Funeral Home with the Rev. Buddy Boykin officiating. Burial will be in McFarland Cemetery at Banks.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
DEWITT -- Bertha Murphy, 58, of DeWitt, died November 15, 2001, at Crestpark Care Center of DeWitt.
Born November 10, 1942, at Jackson, Mississippi, she was a daughter of Marie Thomas of Los Angeles, and the late John Peterson
She was a member of the First Baptist Usher Board and of the Order of Eastern Star.
She worked many years in the California School District as a teacher and in the California Department of Health as a nurse.
Other survivors include two sons, Mark "Tony" Peterson and Michael Murphy, both of Little Rock; one daughter, Marie Murphy of Little Rock; five stepchildren; Cary Murphy, Randy Murphy, Brian Murphy, Marilyn Murphy and Diane Murphy, all of Gary Indiana; two brothers, Alphonso Peterson of Los Angeles and Sonny Penn of Chicago; one sister, Lillian Neal of Detroit; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church at DeWitt with the Rev. Michael Desmuke Sr. officiating. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery at St. Charles (Arkansas County) by McKinzie Funeral Home of DeWitt.
LACEY -- Bessie Lee Crump, 72, of Lacey (Drew County), died November 28, 2001, at Arkansas Hospice Hospital at North Little Rock.
Born June 24, 1929, at Lacey, she was a daughter of the late J.C. McCann and Clara O'Neal McCann.
She was a member of Lacey Methodist Church and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H.L. Crump; and two daughters, Phyllis Ann Crump and Janice Lee Crump.
Survivors include one son, Danny Crump of Little Rock; one daughter, Cynthia Griffin of Reed Springs, Missouri; two sisters, Helen Foster of LaMarque, Texas, and Martha Kling of Texas City, Texas; and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home at Monticello with the Rev. Buddy Lemons officiating. Burial will be in Lacey Cemetery in Drew County.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice Care, 2200 Fort Roots Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72114.
MONTICELLO -- Ruby Jewel Casteel, 81, of Monticello, died November 28, 2001, at Drew Memorial Hospital at Monticello.
Born June 8, 1920, at Boydell (Ashley County), she was a daughter of the late Herman Hoover and Eula Hawkins Hoover.
She was a homemaker and a member of the United Pentecostal Church at Monticello.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Casteel.
Survivors include one son, Arlen Casteel of McGehee; one daughter, Carolyn Casteel Livingston of Murfeesboro, Tennessee; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Funeral Services at McGehee with Gary Casteel officiating. Burial will be in Dermott Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. with family hour from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.