Freddie 'Bill' Johnson
Freddie "Bill" Johnson, 84, of Greenbrier, formerly of Hampton, died Friday (Aug. 6, 1999).
Born Oct. 19, 1914, at Bearden (Ouachita County), son of Thee and Mindy Sanders Johnson, he was a retired ironworker and a member of the Hampton Church of Christ.
Survivors are his wife, Pauline Reddin Johnson; a son, the Rev. Terry Johnson of Greenbrier; a daughter, Watha Graham of Memphis; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, including Cicero, Barney, Nathan and Cecil; and four sisters, Nettie, Marie, Mucille and Lorine.
Services are under direction of Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Burial will be in Means Cemetery in Hampton.
Memorials may be made to the Hampton Church of Christ, missions or Gideons International.
Franklin Don Brown
Franklin Don Brown, 63, of Conway died Sunday (Aug. 8, 1999) at Conway Regional Medical Center.
Born July 10, 1936, in Saltillo, a son of the late Jones Arthur and Elzie Beatrice Gentry Brown, he was a plasterer.
Survivors are three sons, Glen D. Brown of Conway, Donald Wayne Brown of Hot Springs and Steven Ray Brown of Louisiana; two brothers, Vernon Brown of Missouri and Farrell Brown of Jacksonville; two sisters, Doris Washam of Mayflower and Sandra Kline of Pennsylvania; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Bowery Cemetery in Saltillo Community.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway.
Family will gather at 20 Durham Road in Mayflower.
Mrs. Florine M. Stephens
Mrs. Florine M. Stephens, 77, of Conway died Thursday (Aug. 12, 1999) at Conway Regional Medical Center.
Born May 5, 1922, in Copeland, Wash., son of the late Jack and Laura James Stewart, she worked as a hotel housekeeper in Branson, Mo., and was a member of Calvary Full Gospel Church in Rockaway Beach, Mo.
Survivors are her husband, Larry D. Stephens; and four stepdaughters, Linda Cox, Margie Wofford and Helen Hensley, all of Conway, and Maxine Shumaker of North Little Rock.
The body was cremated. Arrangements were by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home. A memorial service has not been scheduled.
Mrs. Emma Jean Taylor
Mrs. Emma Jean Taylor, 61, of Fremont County, Calif., a native of Conway, died Tuesday (Aug. 10, 1999) at Washington Hospital.
Born July 15, 1938, in Conway, a daughter of Dave and Hallie Brown Johnson, she was a nurse at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and a member of South Bay Community Church.
She was a 1957 graduate of Pine Street High School and a volunteer for the African American Cultural and Historical Society, the Lupus Foundation, the Salvation Army, her church and the Tri-City Volunteers.
She is survived by a son, Derek Taylor; three daughters, Cheryl Yvette Taylor, Melanie Renee Wallace and Anysia Jeanine Taylor; a brother, Joseph Johnson; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were today at Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. Elbert Credit officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery by Acklin Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sally Ann Berry
Mrs. Sally Ann Workman Berry, 62, of Vilonia died Sunday (Aug. 15, 1999) at Conway Regional Medical Center.
Born June 4, 1937, in Watertown, N.Y., daughter of Maynard H. and Ethel Fredrick Workman, she was retired from Conway Mills and a member of Oakland United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Workman.
Survivors are her husband, Charles "Chuck" Berry; three sons, Robert G. Berry and Charles R. Berry, both of Conway, and David A. Berry of Enola; a daughter, Patricia A. Ingram of Greenbrier; a brother, Ronald Workman of Carthage, N.Y.; a sister, Deborah Ashcraft of Carthage, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home with the Revs. Bert Powell and George Andrews officiating. Burial will be in Crestlawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Wyatt Johnson, Robert Alcon, Art Noel, Jesse Clark and Ronnie Workman.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Ernestine Elsberry
Mrs. Ernestine Elsberry, 71, of Marshfield, Mo., mother of Mary Brewer of Conway, died Saturday (Aug. 14, 1999) at her home.
Born Oct. 8, 1927, at Rockfield, Ky., daughter of the late Martin and Dorothy Herndon Dethridge, she was a former plastics factory worker.
Other survivors are another daughter, Gloria Chism of Marshfield; two sons, Daniel Shields of Idaho City, Idaho, and James Shields of Deer Lodge, Mont.; a brother, Jimmie Dethridge of New Whiteland, Ind.; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were today at Fraker Funeral Home. Burial was in Fordland Cemetery in Fordland, Mo.
Abigail Elizabeth Burns, infant granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Rex Ross and great-granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Scott, all of Conway, died Monday (Aug. 16, 1999) at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.
She was born July 23, 1999, in El Dorado, daughter of Gregory Dale and Amy Elizabeth Ross Burns.
Other survivors are her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Burns of Sherwood; and great-grandparents, Mrs. Kermit C. Ross of North Little Rock and Mrs. and Mrs. Lewis Shrable of Gepp (Fulton County).
Graveside services were today at Crestlawn Memorial Park with Dr. Lynn Wotthen officiating. Arrangements were by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital.
Infant Bolden (Flakes)
Alanzo Monteze Bolden (Flakes), infant son of Antonio Bolden and Michelle Flakes of Conway, died Saturday (Aug. 14, 1999) at Conway Regional Medical Center.
Other survivors are his grandparents, Jackie Flakes of Conway, Altroy Talley of Kansas City, Mo., Marilyn Faye Bolden of Helena and Roy Lee Otis of Helena.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Menifee Community Cemetery, with the Rev. Rashad Delph officiating. Arrangements are by Acklin Funeral Home of Conway.
Mrs. Catherine Leora Wheeler, 71, of Conway died Sunday (Sept. 12, 1999).
Survivors are eight sons, George Wheeler and Jerry Wheeler, both of Conway, Albert Wheeler of Hot Springs, Lonnie Wheeler of Tennessee, Dick Wheeler of Alexander, Jim Wheeler and Gary Wheeler, both of Little Rock, and Timothy Wheeler of Texas; five daughters, Lorra Hartwick of Jacksonville, Wanda Ward of Tennessee, Donna Cazer of South Dakota, and Linda Hamrick and Terry Wheeler, both of Little Rock; two brothers, Noah Bates and Eual Bates, both of Tennessee; three sisters, Martha Bates of Little Rock, and Frances Hoye and Ida Stone, both of Tennessee; 40 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granchild.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Evangel Assembly of God in Little Rock. Burial will be in National Cemetery.
Visitation is until 5 p.m. today at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ruthey M. Dinsmore, 89, of Mayflower died Monday (Sept. 13, 1999) at Conway Regional Medical Center.
Born March 15, 1910, in Faulkner County, daughter of the late Jess and Dora Watson Aycock, she was a homemaker and a member of Mayflower United Pentecostal Church.
She was the widow of Leonard Dinsmore.
Survivors are three sons, Obie Sanson of Mayflower, Jessie Sanson of Mountain View, Mo., and Carl Dinsmore of Scottsmoor, Fla.; a daughter, Elizabeth Wells of Conway; a brother, William Aycock of Mayflower; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeris Tubb officiating. Burial will be in Mayflower Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Arnold 'Lee' Moses
Arnold "Lee" Moses, 36, of Damascus died Monday (Sept. 13, 1999) at Conway Regional Medical Center of natural causes.
Born July 11, 1963, in Conway, son of Frelin "Pete" Moses of Conway and Nancy Banning Lankford of Damascus, he was self-employed as a mechanic and a musician and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Other survivors are his wife, Natasha Stripling Moses; his stepmother, Frances Moses of Conway; two sons, Cody Moses of Damascus and Ray Moses of Clinton; five daughters, Heather, Nicole, Jodie and Dana Moses, all of Damascus, and LaRay Moses of Vilonia; a brother, Michael Moses of Conway; and his grandmothers, Emma Hazel Mahan Moses of Bee Branch and Glenna Mae Oliger of Damascus.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin Leggett-Conway with Mr. Jim Davis officiating. Burial will be in Old Whipple Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Michael Moses, Lynn Moses, Tony Griffin, Michael McKnight, Kyle Wilson and Tony Moore.
Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Fred L. Tackett
Fred L. Tackett, 77, of Richardson, Texas, formerly of Conway, died Sunday (Sept. 12, 1999).
Born Sept. 22, 1921, in Greenbrier, a son of the late W. A. and Adulah Tackett, he served in the Coast Guard during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Wendell Tackett, and a grandson, Michael D. Voss.
Survivors are his wife, Ann Tackett; two daughters, Linda Voss of Anchor Point, Alaska, and Marilyn Hawkins of Memphis, Tenn.; a son, Jerry Tackett of Dallas; a sister, Sybil Robinson; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Wildwood Chapel at Restland Memorial Park. The Rev. Harold B. Rucker of First United Church of Richardson will officiate.
Visitation will be 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the chapel.
Arrangements are by Restland Funeral Home of Dallas, Texas.
Charles Floyd Diehl
Charles Floyd Diehl, 96, of Vilonia died Sunday (Sept. 20, 1998) at Faulkner Nursing Center.
Born June 14, 1902, in Vilonia, a son of Phillip Oliver and Katherine Webb Diehl, he was a widower, a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of Mars Hill Church of Christ in Vilonia.
Survivors are two sons, E. S. "Bill" Diehl of Memphis and Charles Diehl of North Little Rock; a daughter, Catherine Sadurski of Troy, Mich.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mars Hill Church of Christ with the Rev. David Riley officiating. Burial will be in Vilonia Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Roy Gunter, Steve Gunter, Alan Sadurski, Berky Moore, Eddie Diehl and Glynn Diehl.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home.
Joseph Novak, 70, of Morrilton died Saturday (Sept. 19, 1998) at his home.
Born April 27, 1928, in Chicago, a son of Pauline Novak, he was a retired stock man for Sears Roebuck & Co. and a Catholic.
Survivors are his wife, Loretta Novak; two sons, Joseph Edward Novak and Ricky Novak, both of Atlanta; and a daughter, Linda Novak of Dallas.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Acklin Funeral Home of Morrilton.
Mrs. Olive Leona Goss
Mrs. Olive Leona Goss, 77, of Conway died Monday (Sept. 21, 1998) at her home.
Born Feb. 19, 1921, in La Junta, Colo., a daughter of Ira Zadock and Anna Dunham Hackler, she was the widow of Charlie T. Goss, a retired factory worker for Universal Nolin Corp. and a member of Graham Chapel United Methodist Church.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, George Oliver Hackler.
Survivors are two daughters, Leona Johnson and Mary Loyd, both of Conway; three sons, Teddy Goss, Abb Goss and Billy Goss, all of Conway; two sisters, Alma Tallman of Conway and Betty Stewart of North Little Rock; two half brothers, James Hackler and Paul Hackler, both of Vilonia; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Graham Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Hinton and the Rev. Joe Goss officiating. The body will be cremated. Arrangements are by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home.
Visitation will follow the service in the church fellowship hall.
Mrs. Lavada B. Hogue
Mrs. Lavada B. Hogue, 80, of Conway died Monday (Sept. 21, 1998).
Born Oct. 14, 1917, in Greenbrier, a daughter of Toil and Ethel Smith Bailey, she was a widow, a retired bookkeeper for Baptist Bookstore in Little Rock and a member of Second Baptist Church in Conway.
Survivors are a daughter, Nanette Burch of Conway; four sisters, Marie Fowler, Cila Chandler and Pat Paladino, all of Conway, and Beatrice Harris of Little Rock; two brothers, Charles Bailey of Little Rock and Dean Bailey of Conway; and a stepson, Douglas Hogue of Little Rock.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Oak Grove Cemetery with William West officiating. Arrangements are by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home.
Beatrice Valree Dunnam
Mrs. Beatrice Valree Dunnam, 67, of Little Rock, mother of Carol Shadell of Mayflower, died Sunday (Sept. 20, 1998).
Born April 30, 1931, in Bono, Texas, she was a member of Willow Springs Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star.
Other survivors are another daughter, Babette Miller of Cabot; four brothers, Buford Brand and Jack Brand, both of Alvarado, Texas, and James Brand and Bill Brand, both of Fort Worth, Texas; three sisters, Gurtha Whitehead of Alvarado, Donna Brand of Cleburne, Texas, and Sue Tuttle of Godley, Texas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were today at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Cabot by Huson Funeral Home of Sherwood.
Mrs. Paulette Hartwick Colteryahan, 46, of Stilwell, Kan., daughter of Pauline Hartwick of Damascus, died Friday (Sept. 10, 1999) at her home.
Born Sept. 18, 1952, in Batesville, daughter of the late Jack Hartwick, she was a teacher, a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield and had been a teacher at Belton High School in Belton (cq), Mo., for 26 years. She was credited with starting the learning disability program there. She was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Kansas City, Mo.
Other survivors are her husband, Dan Colteryahan; a daughter, Sarah Colteryahan of Stilwell; a son, Michael Colteryahan of Stilwell; and a brother, Dwight Hartwick of Dallas.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Damascus. Arrangements are by Kansas City Funeral Directors.
Memorials may be made to the St. Peter's United Church of Christ music fund or to the American Cancer Society.
Norma Jean Evans
Mrs. Norma Jean Evans, 68, of Conway died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 1999) at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
Born March 15, 1931, in Perryville, a daughter of the late Claude and Purrie Barnes Nevills, she was a housewife, a charter member of Woodland Heights Baptist Church and a graduate of Altus Junior College, Altus, Okla.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Dick Nevills, and a granddaughter.
Survivors are her husband, N.B. Evans; two sons, the Rev. Frank Evans of Claremore, Okla., and Mike Evans of Decatur (Benton County); three daughters, Kay Kersh of Bossier City, La., and Debby Hawkins and Jennifer Evans, both of Conway; three sisters, Wanda Churchman and Clara Davis, both of North Little Rock, and Claudine Myers of Waldo (Columbia County); a brother, Jack Nevills of North Little Rock; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home with the Revs. Roy Chatham and Bill Williams officiating. Burial will be in Kaley Hill Cemetery in Quitman.
Pallbearers will be Justin Hawkins, Van Evans, the Rev. Myles Evans, Randy Evans, Roger Evans and Gary Freeman.
Lillie Grist, 86, of Mabelvale, a sister of Jess Scroggins of Damascus, died Saturday (Sept. 25, 1999) at St. Vincent in Little Rock.
Born April 20, 1913, in Van Buren, a daughter of Robert O. Scroggins and Lucy Turney Scroggins, she was a retired state hospital employee and a member of the Church of Christ.
Other survivors are another brother, Donald Scroggins of Kansas City, Mo.; and two sisters, Ola Turney of Kansas City, Mo., and Nadine Skongberg of Prarie Grove, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Grist, and a daughter, Carolyn Grist.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Martinville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mike Scroggins, Charles Scroggins, Richard Key Johnny Scroggins, Bill Mountjoy and Randy Cotton.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ms. Kara Jill Black
Ms. Kara Jill Black, 19, of Fort Smith, a student at the University of Central Arkansas, died Friday (Sept. 24, 1999) in an automobile accident.
A daughter of Regina Mason and Don Black, both of Fort Smith, she was a member of the Sigma Kappa Sorority Delta Tau Chapter at UCA, a 1998 graduate of Southside High School and a member of Bluff Avenue Baptist Church.
Other survivors are a stepfather, Dr. Bob Mason of Fort Smith; her grandparents, Albert Black, Hazel Burris and Dr. Jim and Margie Mason, all of Fort Smith; a half-sister, Lindsey Black of Sherman, Texas; a step-sister, Amy Mason of Fayetteville; a brother, Jared Black of Fort Smith; and a step-brother, Luke Mason of Fort Smith.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bluff Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Smith. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Joel Pelphrey, Mike Sharp, Chip Hardgrave and Chip McIntosh.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Dr. Sam Driggers
Dr. Sam Driggers, former chairman of the University of Central Arkansas music department, died this morning.
Driggers, 58, who chaired the music department for 18 years, had been ill with heart problems for some time. He left the post in 1998, and is credited with bringing regional and national recognition to the program.
He was a professor of music with degrees from Louisiana State University, the University of North Texas, Mississippi College, North Greenville College in South Carolina, and Berkely High School in South Carolina.
Born Aug. 7, 1941, in Moncks Corner, S.C., he was married to Virginia Brassell Driggers; had two children, Samuel Jason and Daniel Taylor; and a granddaughter.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home.