Mozelle Mitchell Nelson, 76, of Little Rock, formerly of Dardanelle, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004.
She was born at Strawberry, a graduate of Conway High School and Arkansas State Teacher’s College (now the University of Central Arkansas). She married Robert Jack “RJ” Nelson in 1947 who worked for Montgomery Ward Stores and Arkansas Valley Industries.
In 1978, after her youngest child went to college, Mrs. Nelson accomplished a personal goal graduating from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a master’s degree in social work. She worked in the Medical Social Work Pool at Saint Vincent Infirmary and also as a staff member at the Clinton Campaign Headquarters.
A major contributor to education, Mrs. Nelson was honored by having rooms at the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock named for her. She was a member of First United Methodist Church at Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and a son, Dr. Dunkin Nelson.
Survivors include a daughter, Jan Nelson Hundley and her husband, Randal, of Little Rock; and three grandchildren, Afton Cooper, Mary Margaret Hundley and Sarah Hundley.
Graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Crestlawn Cemetery near Conway. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church at Little Rock by the Rev. Jeannie Burton. Arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Service of Little Rock.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church at Little Rock or LifeQuest of Arkansas, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock, Ark. 72227.
DARDANELLE — Earl Hubert Vaughn, 95, of Dardanelle died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at Dardanelle Nursing Home.
He was born Sept. 24, 1908, at Dardanelle, son of the late Robert and Bertie Kent Vaughn, a farmer, a member of Dardanelle Assembly of God Church and attended Faith Church. He was preceded in death by two wives, Velma Dodson Vaughn and Louise Corley Vaughn; a brother, Opal Vaughn; and a sister, Sue Vaughn.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Peggy Vaughn of Russellville; two daughters, Janetta Jay and Sarah Lee of Dardanelle; a stepson, Doug Corley of Pine Bluff; two stepdaughters, Shirley Stewart of Russellville and Becky Crowell of Harrison; a sister, Lois Adams of Dardanelle; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and eight stepgrandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Faith Church by the Rev. David Jay, the Rev. Kenny Jay and the Rev. Richard Adams. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service.
Active — Kenny Jay, Roger Jay, Jerry Jay, Eddie Vaughn, Gary Vaughn, Tony Lee, Terry Lee and Timothy Lee.
Honorary — Howard Ringer, Johnny Boren, Jimmy Coffey, Jack Richey, John Parker and her nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
CLARKSVILLE — Emma Faye Smith Freeman, 58, of Lamar died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at her home.
She was the daughter of the late B.A. Smith and was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Bramel; and a foster brother, Roland Davis.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby Joe Freeman; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Christi Freeman of Lamar; a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Jerry Boen of Lamar; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnnie and Bertha Smith and Donald and Deloris Smith of Clarksville, Gary and Lou Ann Smith of Lamar, Jack and Johnnie Mae Smith of Springdale, and James B. and Anna Ruth Smith of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna and Levon Bean of Clarksville and Peggy and Emmett Corlew of Danville, Ala.; and seven grandchildren, Shannon Davidson, Ashley and Shouston Wood, Kayla Freeman, Jeffrey Boen, Laiken Boen and Tameka Boen.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Roller-Cox Chapel by the Rev. Bob Freeman. Burial will be in Hagarville Cemetery by Roller-Cox Funeral Service.
Pallbearers include Phillip Corlew, B.J. Smith, Tim Smith, Loyd Wayne Smith, John Freeman and Shawn Freeman.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
DARDANELLE — Charles Leroy Wilson, 78, of Dardanelle died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at St. Vincent Medical Infirmary at Little Rock.
Born Oct. 1, 1925, in Lonoke County, he was the son of the late Johnny and Effie Honeycutt Wilson, and a member of First Baptist Church in Dardanelle. He retired after 30 years as a rice and soybean farmer. He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Ray Wilson.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Rebecca Jane Phillips Wilson; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles P. “Chuck” and LaJean Wilson of Danville and Steven and Lynn Wilson of Greenbrier; a sister, Louise Pinson of Carlisle; a sister-in-law, Patsy Wilson of Lonoke; and grandchildren and spouse, Chip and Alison Wilson of Russellville, CaraJean Wilson of Danville, and Beth Wilson and Katie Wilson of Greenbrier.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cornwell Chapel by the Rev. Milton Cowling. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Service.
Active — Howard “Speedy” Atkinson, Roy Aday, Jimmy Reed Martin, Pete Tilmon, Jim Bailey and Bill Pheifer.
Honorary — Buck Martin, Robert Apple and Carroll Meek.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 118 South Second Street, Dardanelle 72834.
Billy Rector, 52, of Marana, Ariz., formerly of Russellville, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004.
Survivors include his wife, Denise Rector of Crescent, Okla.; a son, Jeffrey Rector of Wellston, Okla.; a daughter, Jennifer Snow of White Hall; his mother, Mary Jenkins of Marana, Ariz.; two brothers, Charles Rector of Andover, Kan., and John Rector of Marana, Ariz.; two sisters, Donna May of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Kathy Stein of Marana, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cochran Mortuary at Wichita, Kan. Burial will be in Maize Park Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, 435 South Broadway, Suite 100, Wichita, Kan. 67202.
DANVILLE — Myrtle Janette Wallace, 102, of Harvey died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at Chambers Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 15, 1901, at Thornburg, and was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Wallace; and a sister, Dorothy Dacncerane.
Survivors include a son, Bud Wallace of Rover; five daughters, Lucille Brown of Plainview, Betty Botteicher of Fort Smith, Bonnie Smith of Mena, Nina Kazy of Russellville and Linda Goff of Nola; and 28 grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Salem Cemetery by John McCourt. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Service.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
DARDANELLE — James Lievsay, 84, of Danville died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at Chambers Memorial Hospital at Danville.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Dardanelle Funeral Service.
James B. Davis
James Brooke Davis, 64, of Hot Springs died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004.
He was born Oct. 21, 1939, at Little Rock, to Henry Abijah and Mary Alice Dunlap Davis. Known as “Coach Davis” he worked 35 years at the Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center and was a member of Hot Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Claudia Ann Davis of Hot Springs; a daughter and son-in-law, Allison and the Rev. Steve Pulliam of Fayetteville; a sister, Eleanor Conway Moerlins of Mentone, Ala.; two grandchildren, Joshua Kayne and Brooke AnnaRose Pulliam of Fayetteville; two nephews; and a niece.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hot Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Pulliam officiating. Military honors will be provided by Thaddeus H. Caraway Post 2278 of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home at Hot Springs.
Memorials may be made to Wesley Foundation, c/o University of Arkansas, 720 West Maple, Fayetteville, Ark. 72701.