Imogene McAlister, 90, of Russellville died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
Born June 30, 1914, at Hector, she was the daughter of the late William and Cora Story Tackett, attended Arkansas Polytechnic College (now Arkansas Tech University) and graduated from the Little Rock University (now UALR). She was a retired teacher, a life member of PTA, and a member of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association and First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George B. McAlister; and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, George Wayne and Sherry McAlister of Orangevale, Calif.; two brothers, Bill Tackett of Hector and Ron Tackett of Russellville; four sisters, Ethel Pope of Fort Smith, Wanda Blalack of Eureka, Calif., Corrine Dare of Russellville and Mary Parks of Dardanelle; and two granddaughters, Shara E. McAlister and Kelli S. McAlister of Orangevale, Calif.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Humphrey Chapel. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery at Hector by Humphrey Funeral Service.
Pallbearers include Tom Pope, Ralph Scrantlin, John Dare, David Dare, Terry Tackett, Cody Dare and Jesse Dare.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church building fund or the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Rick Martin
Dr. Rick Martin, 57, of Greenwood died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, in Houston, Texas.
He was a practicing physician at Bailey Clinic in Greenwood and a co-owner of Fin City Pet Supplies in Greenwood. He was a member of the Sebastian County Medical Society, Arkansas Academy of Family Physicians and American Academy of Family Physicians. He was a member of the Greenwood United Methodist Church, where he previously served as vice chairman of the administrative board, and was a former missionary to Haiti. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Alta Clark and Early and Myrtice Martin.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Gail Martin of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kara and Rick Ault and Beth and Joseph Johnson; one granddaughter, LeAnna Gail Johnson; and his parents, Earl and Teddy Martin.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Greenwood United Methodist Church, with burial at Liberty Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
Active — Bob Turner, Ron Lewis, Sam Jennings, Randy Tarver, Dick Parrish and Stan Wooten.
Honorary — David Clark, Marvin Minor, Loyd Pumphrey and the administration and physicians at Cooper Clinic and Saint Edward Mercy Medical Center.
Viewing will be from 1-9 p.m. today at McConnell Funeral Home, with visitation from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Greenwood United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 548, Greenwood 72936, or to the American Cancer Society.
Nancy Jane Greer
Nancy Jane Geeo Greer, 71, of Russellville, formerly of Waveland, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Dardanelle Nursing Center.
Born Sept. 14, 1932, in Kemp, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Verlon and Erma Rankin Geeo. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church in Russellville.
Survivors include her husband, Dayton “Rusty” Greer of Russellville; two sons and a daughter in law, Dayton Greer Jr. and Heather Greer of Russellville and Kenney Greer of Russellville; two daughters and a son-in-law; Carolyn Seaton of Russellville and Teresa and Lester Hill of Russellville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Humphrey Chapel, with burial at Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Ray E. Harwood
Ray Eugene “Gene” Harwood, 75, of Fayetteville died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004.
He was born Oct. 3, 1928, at Fort Smith to Ray and Anna Harwood and married Ila Trene Andrews of Cecil on Feb. 2, 1952.
He attended Fort Smith public schools, graduating from Fort Smith High School where he was a star football and track athlete. He graduated from Arkansas Tech University, where he was a scholarship athlete in football and track, a four-year letterman, and Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference Football Champions during each of the years he played. He coached football and track at Fort Smith Junior High and Fort Smith High School.
Harwood worked for the Arkansas Vocational Rehabilitation Services from 1963 until 1993 serving as the head administrator for the Hot Springs Center from 1976 until he retired in 1993. In 1991, he received the prestigious Voyle C. Scurlock award for leadership, dedication and devotion in serving people with disabilities. He served in the Air National Guard from 1954 until his retirement and honorable discharge at the rank of major in 1982.
With a life both professionally and personally dedicated to assisting and serving others, he was very active in the Hot Springs community where he was an involved participant in First United Methodist Church serving as a church school teacher and frequent lay speaker, a member and delegate to the annual Little Rock conference, on the church board of trustees and numerous other church-related activities and leadership. He was a member of the Hot Springs Downtown Rotary Club, past president of Garland County United Way, a member of the Hot Springs Chapter of Civil War Roundtable, and president of the Hot Springs Chapter of Retired Officers Association. He was president of Arkansas Tech University Alumni Board and had been inducted into the Arkansas Tech Hall of Distinction.
He was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Jack Harwood.
Survivors include his wife, Ila Harwood; a daughter, Melissa Harwood-Rom and her husband, Curt R. Rom, of Fayetteville; two granddaughters, Zoé Harwood Rom and Clio Grace Rom; two brothers, Lloyd Harwood and Jimmy Harwood of Fort Smith; and a sister, Joyce Harwood Jacobs of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Memorial service will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church at Hot Springs. Arrangements are by Nelson-Berna Funeral Home & Crematory of Fayetteville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in honor of Gene Harwood at First United Methodist Church of Hot Springs.
ATKINS — Gary Wayne Traywick, 55, of Atkins died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004.
Born Jan. 16, 1949, at DeQueen, he was the son of the late Eueal Traywick and was an automobile service technician for Cogswell Motors at Morrilton. He was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Traywick.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Traywick; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Slade Redenius of Belton, Texas; a grandson, Garth Traywick of Belton, Texas; his mother, Vida Traywick of Ferriday, La.; and two sisters, Carolyn Wiggins of Ferriday, La., and Marge Arnold of Wisner, La.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Adoration Church by the Rev. Charley Casto and the Rev. J.W. Bobo. Burial will be in Bowden Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service.
Active — Waylon Edens, Bill Grantham Jr., David Whittenburg, David Brock, Wayne Langford and Lile Kitchens.
Honorary — David Durbin, Bill Grantham Sr., Garth Traywick and Ralph Bennett.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Adoration Church, c/o Anna Lou Casto, 3499 Hudson Road, Russellville, Ark. 72802.
Charles “Chuck” Rawls, 71, of Russellville died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.
The son of Ben and Beulah McCarthy Rawls, he was born Dec. 25, 1932, in Tallahassee, Fla. He married Ruby Reynolds on Oct. 22, 1952, at Oakland, Calif. He was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a printer with the Mobile Press Register in Mobile, Ala., retiring in 1981. Rawls also worked in security at Arkansas Nuclear One and Arkansas Tech University. A member of the Masons and Shriners, he was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jeff Rawls; and a son, Brian Rawls.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Rawls; a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Jan Rawls of Weisbaden, Germany; a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Jim Bryant of Russellville; seven grandchildren, Robin Rawls, Nick Rawls, Cody Rawls, Brad Bryant, Scotty Bryant, Adam Bryant and Jennifer Bryant; two great-grandchildren, Kristina Bryant and Peyton Rawls; and a sister-in-law, Carylon Evants of Russellville.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Humphrey Chapel with the Rev. Mark Evants officiating. Burial will be in Booher Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Service.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Truman Judd, 70, of Dardanelle died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Little Rock.
The son of Harvey and Berthe Bullock Judd, he was born July 15, 1934, in Asphalt, Ky. He was an Army veteran, a plumber and a member of the Centerville Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Alvie Judd, Elmer Judd, Dallas Judd, Howard Judd and Leslie Judd; and one sister, Aline Guilliam.
Survivors include his wife, Mayrene Judd of Dardanelle; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Nora Judd of Dardanelle, Steve and Lynn Judd of Olivehurst, Calif., and Ralph and Frances Judd of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Chlorine McEntire of Hector; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Centerville Free Will Baptist Church at Centerville, officiated by the Rev. Charles Lewis. Burial will be at Brearley Cemetery at Dardanelle by Humphrey Funeral Service. Military honors will be provided by the Boyce-Woods VFW Post 3141.
Pallbearers are: Larry McEntire, Roy McEntire, Glenn Judd, Carlos Emerson, James Judd and Norman Judd
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.