Joyce June Francis Newsom, 70, of Russellville, wife of Courier editor emeritus William E. “Bill” Newsom, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at her home.
Arrangements will be announced by Shinn Funeral Service.
DARDANELLE — Denver Garner, 87, of Dardanelle died Friday, April 15, 2005.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cornwell Chapel. Burial will be in Chickalah Hill Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Bernard Olynn Wester, 77, of Dover, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 23, 1928, at Tallahassee, Fla., a son of John Maxwell and Alma Estelle Burns Wester. He spent his last day on earth doing what he loved best, fishing with his son. He was a member and former secretary/treasurer of the Pleasant Grove Assembly of God. He spent 35 years as an adult Bible teacher and numerous years working in church administration. He retired from St. Joe Telephone and Telegraph Company after 30 years and was a United States Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Selma Joan Wester of Dover; four sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Elizabeth Brown of Dover, Jerry and Janice Brown of Waycross, Georgia, Bernard O. Jr. and Melanie Wester of Puyallup, Washington, and Mark and Sheri Wester of Gravette; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Barbra Wester of Dover; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Levelle and Ballard Bishop, Maxine and Jim Stanford, and Mary Floyd, all of Florida; two aunts, Virginia Hamilton of Florida and Evelyn Burns of Atlanta; and he leaves behind a legacy of 21 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter who were all taught, and more importantly, were shown the life of Christ.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Grove Assembly of God with the Rev. Jackie Pledger officiating. Burial will be in Pollard Cemetery at Dover under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.
Active — Mr. Wester’s grandsons.
Honorary — Bill LaRue, Gayland LaRue, Bennie Hampton, Ben Stang, David Wesley and Aubrey Pritchard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Assembly of God Building Fund; Post Office Box 1196; Dover, Ark. 72837.
Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
ATKINS — Stanley L. Dove, 60, of North Little Rock died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.
He was born in Marysville, Mo., son of the late Albert and Martha Slatton Dove. He was an employee of Wal-Mart in North Little Rock.
Survivors are his wife, Sharon Bradley Dove of North Little Rock; a son, Richard Dove of Benton; a daughter, Teresa Caruthers of North Little Rock; and two sisters, Sharon Bradshaw of Lonsdale, and Linda Hudson of Clyde, Texas.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins.
Visitation will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at Roller-Owens Funeral Home in North Little Rock.
Georgia Erin Vaughan, infant daughter of David Alan and Georgia Anne Vincent Vaughan, was born and died Friday, April 15, 2005, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her parents, David A. and Georgia A. Vaughan of Moreland; a brother, David “Ethan” Vaughan of Moreland; paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Gerald and Sherry Vaughan of Fort Smith; paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Sandra and W. E. Jones of Russellville; maternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Thomas and Mary Vincent of Augusta; maternal grandmother, Linda Coles of Maumelle; paternal great grandmother, Eunice Price of Russellville; and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Graveside service and burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Price Cemetery near London with Brother Lester Barnes officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.
Leonard E. Hudson, 54, of Russellville, died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
A son of the late Edmond Henry and Mary Elizabeth Smith Hudson, he was born Dec. 31, 1950, in Thomson, McDuffie County, Ga. He was employed by Marva Sheltered Workshop in Russellville. Before moving to Russellville, he was in the Special Olympics in Colorado, where he excelled as a swimmer. He was one who achieved more than was expected of him, and accomplished much for the handicaps he had. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Q. Hudson.
Survivors include his special friend, Melody Davenport of Russellville; his brother and sister-in-law, Clay and Cindy Hudson of Russellville; 10 nephews and nieces, and a number of grand-nephews and grand-nieces and great-grand-nephews and great-grand-nieces.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Shinn Chapel. Arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service.
Memorials may be made to the Marva Sheltered Workshop, 1205 South Arkansas, Russellville, Ark. 72801.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time Monday.
DARDANELLE — Elton Stone, 69, of Little Rock died Friday, April 15, 2005, in Little Rock.
He was born Oct. 10, 1935 in Cardon Bottoms to the late William Allen and Ruby (Marple) Stone. He was a retired driver for Arkansas Mental Health Services, an Army veteran and a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Linda, of Little Rock; sons, Clinton of Dardanelle, Clayton of Ola, and Buddy of Little Rock; daughters, Beth Urchison, Patricia Richards and Renee Shepherd, all of Dardanelle, Tammy Gentry of Harrisburg, and Jan Milium of Little Rock; sisters, Faye Crow and Floy Ashe of Little Rock, and Freda Meek of Casper, Wy.; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rebstock Cemetery on Petit Jean Mountain. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle.
Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Monday.
Ruth Elizabeth (Baker) Hefley, 86, of Russellville died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
The daughter of Charlie and Lucy (Rankin) Baker, she was born Sept. 14, 1918 in Russellville. She attended Arkansas Tech University and earned an associate’s degree in home economics. She was a homemaker and a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Russellville. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Luther B. Hefley; a daughter, Lucy Hefley; three brothers, Raymond, Rankin and Guy Baker; and a sister, Betsy (Baker) Holland.
Survivors include two sisters, Ila Mae Blair of Russellville, and Lottie (Baker) Keltner of Haskell.
Graveside funeral and burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rankin Cemetery in Russellville with Rev. Kenyon Kalvesmaki officiating. Arrangements are by Humphrey Funeral Service.
Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
DANVILLE — Syble Marie Dale, 82, of Ola died Friday, April 15, 2005, at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville.
She was born Oct. 20, 1922, in Ola to the late Reece Euel and Iva Lou (Dicks) Floyd. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Dale; infant sister, Faye Floyd; and a brother, George Odell Floyd.
Survivors include sons, Jerry George of Fort Worth, Texas, and Bill Dale of San Francisco; daughters, Betty Bly of Ola, Patsy Heflin of Dardanelle, and Terri Dale of Fort Worth; brother, Glen Floyd of Rover; sister, Ruby Emberson of Ola; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ola Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Danver Robinson and Rev. Bobby Wells officiating. Burial will be at Sandlin Cemetery in Ola.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. today at Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.