CLARKSVILLE — Russell Ralph Houston, 44, of Mound City, Kan., died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at his home.
He was the son of the late Morris Ellis Houston and a Baptist.
Survivors include his mother, Dixie Houston Chapman of Mound City; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lana and Kenneth Bretch of Belton, Mo., and Barbara and Michael Thomas of Garden City, Mo.
Funeral will be at 7 p.m. today at Roller-Cox Chapel. There will be a private burial. Arrangements are by Roller-Cox Funeral Service.
Ruth G. Hampton, 81, of Russellville died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at Northwest Medical Center at Springdale.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Shinn Funeral Service.
DANVILLE — Lorrie Ann Cannon, 36, of Plainview died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at Chambers Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 16, 1967, at Danville, a 1985 graduate of Danville High School and a member of Jesus Name Pentecostal Church at Plainview. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Judge and Bea Solley, and Jim Prince.
Survivors include two sons, Dustin Shane and Anthony Clay Cannon of Belleville; her parents, Bob and Charlotte May Solley of Plainview; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Terry Lynn and Michelle Solley and Bobby and Keri Solley of Danville, and Jimmy Solley of Rover; a sister, Regina Maughn of Fort Smith; her grandmother, Carrie Prince of Plainview; five nephews; three nieces; and a great-nephew and a great-niece.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Jesus Name Pentecostal Church at Plainview by the Rev. Stacy Lisenby and the Rev. W.A. Gorman. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service.
Active — Johnathan Metcalf, James Metcalf, Nathan Gibbs, Mark Defoor, Josh Emery and Ronnie Depriest.
Honorary — Bobo Roberson, Mike Woodard, Pledger Dale Ball, James Potter and Billy Joe Bland.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Wilma Crites Rackley, 85, of Russellville died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at Saint Vincent Infirmary Medical Center at Little Rock.
Born April 22, 1918, at Atkins, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Dora Duvall Graves, and a member of Bakers Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Crites; a sister, Ruth Duvall; four brothers, an infant, Leon Graves, Robert “Buddy” Graves and Herman Graves; and an infant sister.
Survivors include her husband, Milton Rackley; three daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Robert Collins of Russellville, Glenda and Billy Burris of Springfield, Mo., and Sharon and John Freeman of Russellville; a stepson, Gene Rackley of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Jewel Dean Chronister of Moreland and Juanita Aquilar of Garden City, Kan.; eight grandchildren, Michael Collins of Dover, Suzanne Mackey, Andy Collins, Chris Freeman, Connie Hamilton and Jonathan Freeman of Russellville, Laura Sardo of Springfield, Mo., and Lucinda Davidson of Lugoff, S.C.; two stepgrandchildren, Kathy Morse of Frisco, Texas, and Scott Rackley of Plano, Texas; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Humphrey Chapel by the Rev. Billy Burris and the Rev. Robert Presson. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery at Atkins by Humphrey Funeral Service.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
William M. Lemley
William M. Lemley, 76, of Russellville died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at his home after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
He was born June 30, 1927, in Russellville, to William Forrest and Mary Tygart Lemley. He was a fifth generation Lemley to be raised and live in Pope County.
Bill was a 1949 graduate of Hendrix College and received his MBA from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. A certified public accountant since 1958, he was an original incorporator of Arkansas Valley Industries Inc. (AVI) and served as an officer and member of the board of directors until 1964 when he opened his private practice as a CPA.
Bill joined the Arkansas Tech University faculty in 1967. He served as Dean of the School of Systems Science from 1973 to 1982. For 18 years he served as Tech’s faculty representative to the AIC and as eligibility chairman for District 17 of the NAIA. He was the original faculty advisor for Lambda Chi Alpha Social Fraternity. He retired from full-time teaching in 1992. However, he happily returned to teach Introduction to Business during the fall of 2002. He received the Arkansas Tech Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 1994.
During his career he participated and served as chairman of many civic fund drives. He was a past president of Russellville Rotary Club, a past director of Russellville Chamber of Commerce and a past director of Russellville Country Club.
He was a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Arkansas Society of CPAs and the Valley Chapter of CPAs.
For over 50 years he had been an active member of First United Methodist Church of Russellville. He had served on many committees and boards and taught Sunday School classes for many years.
He served on the Board of Directors for First National Bank of Russellville, First Commercial Corp. of Little Rock and, later the Regions Bank Corporate Board.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Betty Lemley Gardner (Mrs. Ellis); and a nephew, Judge Dick Gardner.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Wadena Scott Lemley; a daughter, Myra Lemley Nunley and her husband, Richard, of Ventura, Calif.; two grandsons, Ian William and Dylan Scott Nunley of Ventura, Calif.; and nieces and nephews, Jackie Gardner of Russellville, Guy and Brigita Gardner, Wade and Carol Scott, and Joel and Deanna Scott, all of Little Rock; Mary and Barry Erwin of Monroe, La., Cara and Brooks Witherspoon of Alma, and David and Sydney Scott and Amy Hammond, all of Dallas, Texas.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Mackey Yokem and the Rev. Matthew Johnson. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service.
Active pallbearers will be Wade H. Scott III, Joel Scott, David Scott, Brooks Witherspoon, John Sorrels and Dudley Taylor.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 tonight at the funeral home and immediately after the memorial service in the church’s fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church new building fund, 301 South Denver, Russellville 72801; the William M. Lemley Endowed Chair, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville 72801; or Arkansas Department of Health Hospice, 1708 W. C Place, Russellville 72801.
Louise Cooper, 71, of Brandon, Miss., a native of Dardanelle, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at her home.
She was owner/operator of several businesses and a Methodist. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rachel Moore.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Cooper; a son, Jim Barrett of Brandon; a daughter, Jeannine Barrett of Madison, Miss.; two stepdaughters, Laura Evans and Rhonda Robinson of Pearl, Miss.; a brother, Noel "Bud" Broaddrick of Little Rock; a sister, Carolyn McGohan of Little Rock; six grandchildren, Melinda Smith, Jessica Barrett, Michael and Matthew Machost, and Rebecca and Toler Robinson.
Funeral was Tuesday at Ott and Lee Funeral Home at Brandon by the Rev. Marshall Jenkins. Burial was in The Chapel of the Cross Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, Miss. 39213 or Saint Jude Children's Hospital, 1 Saint Jude Place, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, Tenn. 38148.
ATKINS -- Carl Henry Holmes, 67, of Russellville died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 13, 1934, at Atkins, he was the son of the late Goldman and Della Blankenship Holmes, retired foreman at Standard Rendering Co., and a member of Pleasant Grove Full Gospel Church at Dover. He was involved in prison ministry.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Gladys Duvall Holmes; four sons, Carl W. Holmes of Atkins, and David A. Holmes, Bobby L. Holmes and Michael J. Holmes of Russellville; five daughters, Deborah L. Hines, Carla R. Fillion, Mary E. Holmes and Amanda N. Sanders of Russellville, and Lisa A. Holley of Plainview; a sister, Geneva Ketcherside of Russellville; 19 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lemley Chapel by the Rev. Bobby Judkins. Burial will be in Saint Joe Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service.
Active -- Doug Grindle, Daniel Sanders, Lindsey Duvall, David Duvall, Anthony Duvall and David "Shorty" Duvall.
Honorary -- Charles Ray Duvall and James Duvall.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Chains of Darkness Prison Ministry, c/o Gladys Holmes, 636 Eakins Road, Russellville 72802.
DARDANELLE -- Charlie Johnson, 71, of Pontoon died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at Dardanelle Hospital.
Born June 13, 1931, at Bryant's Cove, he was the son of the late Walter and Bonnie Winton Johnson, a retired farmer and a member of Harvest Fellowship Church.
Survivors include his wife, Dean Johnson; a son and daughter-in-law, Quinten and Dena Johnson of New Neely; two sisters, Linna Jones of Star City and Margaret Ward of Eudora; three grandchildren, Kyle, Samantha and Matthew Johnson of New Neely; and several nephews and nieces.
Graveside service was Tuesday at Fitch Cemetery near Casa by the Rev. Bill Jolly and Dr. Ramona Jolly. Burial will be by Dardanelle Funeral Service.