Leeana Jean Allen passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at Hamilton, Mont.
She was born Dec. 31, 1963, in Salinas, Calif., where she lived for 43 years.
Survivors include her mother, Wanda Wood Alcon of Clarksville; two sisters, Phyllis Queen and Londa Pearson of Russellville; two brothers, Allen McKinney of Salinas, Calif., and David Wood of Pacific Grove, Calif.; and an aunt, Shirley O’Keefe of Russellville.
Leeana was a 19-year member of the American Legion Post 589 Auxiliary in Salinas.
DARDANELLE — Pfc. Preston Matthew Owens, 20, of Dardanelle died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville.
He was born Oct. 3, 1987, in Russellville and was a member of the Army National Guard, HHB First 206 Field Artillery Battalion in Russellville.
Survivors include his parents, Lisa and Steve Reasoner of Dardanelle and Russell Collins of Russellville; his fiancee, Brittany Chisum of Dardanelle; uncles and aunts, Jason and Mary Owens of Pottsville, Billy and Jane Higgs of Russellville, and Connie and Tracy Cossey of Dardanelle; cousins, Zachery Cossey, Jessica Marie and Amber Nicole Owens; grandparents, Jim and Billie Jean Reasoner of Dardanelle, Gene and Carol Owens of Danville, and Betsy Collins of Russellville; great-grandmother, Margie Avery of Booneville; and loving dogs, Gizmo and Levi.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at Cornwell Chapel with the Rev. David Rainey and Floyd Avery officiating. Burial will be in Brearley Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Army Honor Guard of Fort Sill, Okla.
Active — Jason Owens, Anthony Moats, Cody Noblett, Jack Gilbert, Rocky May, John Busto, Mark Avery, Seth Finkenbinder and Doug Garner.
Honorary — Ricky Chisum, James Davis, Tommy Hunt, Billy Higgs, Jimmy Rose, Terry Noblett, Tim Ritter and Darrin Pool.
Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 6-8 tonight in the funeral home chapel.
Jeanne Bingham, 81, of Pottsville, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
She was born March 15, 1926, at East Providence, R.I., to James Elyhue and Ethelyn Amelia Betz Orr.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Orr; a sister, Roberta Ellis; a son, Bruce D’Amico; a grandson, Billy Bishop; three granddaughters, Margie Slate, Brandy D’Amico, and Kim Radford.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Courtney D’Amico of Snellville, Ga., and Kim D’Amico of Ola; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jody and Bill Brown of Pottsville and Robin and Teddy Slate of Hackett; a daughter-in-law, Darlene D’Amico of Alma; a brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Kathy Orr of Westerly, R.I.; a sister-in-law, Inez Orr of Westerly, R.I.; a sister, Peggy Mason of North Stonington, Connecticut; 19 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday at the South New Hope Assembly of God with the Rev. C.R. Young officiating. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery near Pottsville under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.
Active pallbearers will be Kim D’Amico, Jody Brown, Robin Slate, Charles Pitts, Bill Brown, Teddy Slate, Shane D’Amico, and Paul Colston. Honorary pallbearers will be John D’Amico, Dr. Kelly Meyer, James D’Amico, Justin D’Amico, Devin D’Amico, Ronnie Robinson, Brent Yates, Bobby Shull, Logan Tedford and Bob Brown.
The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the Area Agency on Aging; Ms. Bingham’s caregiver, Viola Chronister; Dardanelle Hospital and Dardanelle Family Clinic.
Sheila Kay Brimer, 54, of Conway died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at home.
Born April 18, 1953, in McPherson, Kan., she was a graduate of Russellville High School and Arkansas State University in Beebe. She served in the Marine Corps for three years, the Army Reserve for 12 years, and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Conway. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert L. Brimer.
She is survived by her mother, Beatrice Brimer; a sister, Sharon G. Brimer, both of Russellville; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Arkansas State Veterans’ Cemetery in North Little Rock.
Arrangements are by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway.
Mary Lou Esther Carter died Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at Mitchell’s Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 27, 1908, in Yell County to David and Rosa Dean Gray. She was a homemaker and member of Gum Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Edd Carter; her parents; sister, Elsie Gray Carter; and two brothers, Frank and Everett Gray.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Rosalie and John Wear of Oppelo; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Mamie, Lanny and Alicia, and Lelon and Joylyn Carter, all of Dardanelle; brother and sister-in-law, George Earl and Rebecca Gray of Texas; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Thurman and Sue Carter of Atkins; grandsons and spouses, Brad and Sondra Wear, Todd and Sharon Carter, Scott and Ashley Carter, Chad and Angie Carter, Brandon and Lisa Carter, and McKenzie Carter; granddaughters and spouses, Johnna and Bobby Duncan, Jennifer and Tim Golman, and Lana and Jeff O’Dell; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Chris George officiating. Interment will be in Shepherd Cemetery with arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. tonight.
Pallbearers will be her six grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her three granddaughters.
Gladys M. Keener, 74, of Atkins died Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at the Atkins Nursing Center.
She was born December 6, 1932, in Pope County, Arkansas, and was the daughter of the late Dick and Irma Gibson Holloway. She is survived by four sons and a daughter-in-law, Rick and Patty Shrives of Pottsville; Brian Shrives of Grants Pass, Ore.; Randy Shrives of Russellville; Gary Shrives of Coalinga, Calif.; one sister, Dorris Vieira of Atkins; 4 grandchildren, Heather Dornan of Russellville; Odis Shrives of Russellville; Ashley Shrives of Grants Pass and Brett Shrives of Grants Pass.
Funeral Service and burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Bells Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lemley Funeral Service.
Visitation will be 6:30-8 tonight.
Gertrude E. Pitts of Lamar died June 21, 2007, at Johnson Regional Medical Center in Clarksville. Arrangements will be announced later by Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Carolyn Jo Shamblin
Carolyn Jo Shamblin, 54, of Hackberry, La. died June 19, 2007 in a Sulphur, La. hospital. She was born Jan. 21, 1953 in Tulsa, Okla. She was a native of Ola and a resident of Hackberry.
She is survived by her companion of 17 years Roger Standridge of Hackberry, La.; son, Thomas Raymond Shamblin of Clarksville; two daughters, Betty Hawks of Hackberry, La., and Christina Sue Mahan and husband Richard of Ola; father, Floyd Raymond Aultman of Centerville; three brothers, David Ray Aultman of Easthampton, Mass., James “Tinker” Thomas Aultman of Southampton, Mass., Robert “Bobby” Aultman of Lawton, Okla.; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. todayat Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in Sulphur, La.
DARDANELLE — Rita Faye Couch, 50, of Dardanelle died Thurday, Jan. 10, 2008, at her home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at Cornwell Chapel, Dardanelle.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.
ATKINS — Frances L. Harris, 60, of Atkins, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at Conway Regional Health Center.
She was born Feb. 7, 1947, in Gideon, Mo. She was preceded in death by her father, Arnold Black; a brother, Larry Black; and a son-in-law, Tim Pavatt. She was a life member of the Atkins Riding Club and a member of Adoration Church.
She is survived by her husband, John Harris of Atkins; a daughter and son-in-law, Belinda and Greg Golden of Atkins; a son and daughter-in-law, John Wayne and Tonia Harris of Atkins; her mother, Anna Black of Atkins; a brother, Michael Black of Atkins; four sisters, Shirley Williamson, Linda Petty, Brenda Petty, all of Atkins, and Vonda Freeman of London; and three grandchildren, Shawna Scribner, Ashlee Harris and Landree Harris.
Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at Lemley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charley Casto and Rev. Richard Kirkland officiating. Burial will be in Bells Chapel Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service. Nephews and nieces will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. today.