Robert L. "Bob" Arnold, 54, of Lynn, died Nov. 29, 2003, in Walnut Ridge.
Born in Walnut Ridge, he attended school in North Little Rock and lived in California and Alaska before moving to Lynn 13 years ago. A disabled Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he had worked in floor finishing and installation for many years. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Tyson Mooney; a half-brother, Dean Mooney; and a stepson, Deron Raney.
Survivors include his wife, Rita Arnold; two daughters, Carol Ann Arnold and Christina Johnson, both of Anchorage, Alaska; a son, Jack Arnold, Anchorage; a stepdaughter, Lisa Lindley, Jonesboro; a stepson, Joe Raney, Walnut Ridge; his father and stepmother, Bruce and Margaret Arnold, North Little Rock; a sister, Betty Howard, Lynn; a half-brother, Matthew Mooney, Mountain View; a half-sister, Carol Norris, Beach Park, Ill.; three step-sisters, Charlene Allen, Maumelle, Sandy Keser, Chino, Calif., and Francine Brooks, Knoxville, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.
Funeral was Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the House-Gregg Chapel with Carl Cate officiating. Burial was in Dry Creek Cemetery near Lynn under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Johnny Tyson, Billy Allen, Billy Counce, Joe Raney, Michael Lindley and Gerald Howard.
Edna Mae Barnett
Edna Mae Barnett, 63, of Newark, died Nov. 27, 2003, at Newport.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Myrlan Gene Barnett; and her parents, Samuel and Katie Mabe.
Survivors include two sons, Junior Barnett, Batesville, and Gerald Wayne, Possum Grape; a daughter, Clara Reves, Fayetteville, N.C.; three grandchildren, Katie Presser, Nancy Barnett and Jenny Morrow; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. at Newport Church of God. Burial was in Ward Cemetery at Strawberry under the direction of Dillinger Funeral Home.
Elsie G. Binkley
Elsie G. Binkley, 78, of Walnut Ridge, died Nov. 29, 2003, at her home, following a lengthy illness.
Born Jan. 22, 1925, at Bells, Texas, she was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Eva Reynolds Garrison. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sovereign Grave Missionary Baptist Church of Bono.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Binkley, on April 7, 1993, whom she married Jan. 16, 1942; two brothers, Wilson Garrison and Lester Garrison; and two sisters, Edith Nelson and Edna Dillon.
Survivors include three sons, Bill Binkley, Kenneth Binkley and Tony Binkley, all of Walnut Ridge; a daughter, Judy Wilson, Walnut Ridge; two sisters, Laura Rainwater, Walnut Ridge, and Shirley Smith, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Bryan Chapel with Bro. William Peacock officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Keith Binkley, Frank Binkley, Terry Wilson, Brian Binkley, Allen Weir, Jimmy Parker, Drew Binkley and Mark Kries. Whitney Watson and Trevor Kries served as honorary pallbearers.
Larry Gordon Davis
Larry Gordon Davis, 55, of Grand Prairie, Texas, died Nov. 26, 2003, at his home.
Born Aug. 30, 1948, he was a musician most of his life and was a member of Mountain Creek Community Church in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Flora Yates Davis.
Survivors include two brothers, Earl Davis, Walnut Ridge, and Jim (J.W.) Davis, Black Rock; and two sisters, Janet L. Davis, Grand Prairie, and Genelda Stewart, Jonesboro.
A memorial service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Black Rock Assembly of God Church with Rev. Albert J. Holland officiating.
Bill Davis, 89, of the Richwoods community, died Nov. 30, 2003, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
Born in Randolph County, he lived most of his life in the Richwoods community. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Richwoods Church.
He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Mya Davis.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Davis; five sons, Billy Ray Davis, Heber Springs, Jerry Don Davis, Belgrade, Mo., Darrell Davis and Ricky R. Davis, both of Walnut Ridge, and Dale "Cotton" Davis, Hoxie; a daughter, Kathern Richardson, Walnut Ridge; 18 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the House-Gregg Chapel. Burial was in Duty Cemetery under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.
Elizabeth Honeycutt Rutledge Dean
Elizabeth Honeycutt Rutledge Dean, 74, of Monette, mother of Gilbert Rutledge of Imboden and Margaret Grable of Hoxie, died Nov. 26, 2003, at Monette Manor. Burial was Sunday in Jeff Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo.
Donnamarie Fox, 55, of Jonesboro, died Nov. 26, 2003, at Three Rivers Nursing Center in Marked Tree.
Born in Walnut Ridge, she was a longtime resident of Chicago and a graduate of the University of Illinois. She had worked as a corporate manager and was a member of Southwest Church of Christ in Jonesboro.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Gladys Caraway; and a sister.
Survivors include her husband, Henry Fox; a brother, Ernest Caraway, Jonesboro; and a sister, Patsy Caraway, Lafayette, Colo.
A memorial service was Saturday at 11 a.m. at Southwest Church of Christ.
Memorials may be made to the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society.
Velda Louise Hoggard
Velda Louise Hoggard, 69, of Moline, Ill., died Nov. 19, 2003, at her home.
Born Feb. 17, 1934, at Saffell, she was a member of Calvary Church of the Quad Cities and was involved with the Active Daily Prayer Circle.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Azro and Dovie Irene Edwards Whitmire; a sister, Betty Ann Williams; and two brothers, Grant Whitmire and Millard Whitmire.
Survivors include her husband, Howard E. Hoggard, whom she married April 18, 1953, in Walnut Ridge; three daughters, Gwendolyn Millikan, Viola, Ill., and Jennifer Laud and Kimberly Thiessen, both of Moline; a son, Howard V. Hoggard, Mission Viejo, Calif.; a sister, Pauline Livingston, Batesville; four brothers, Alfred Whitmire, Clover Bend, Melvin Whitmire, Hoxie, John Whitmire, Colona, Ill., and James Whitmire, East Moline, Ill.; and five grandchildren, Austin Laud, Ashley Laud, Sara Henniger, Ryan Hoggard and Nicole Thiessen.
Funeral was Monday, Nov. 24, at Esterdahl Mortuary in Moline. Burial was in Moline Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Church of the Quad Cities or Bethany Home.
Vera Mae Howard
Vera Mae Howard, 84, of Newport, died Nov. 28, 2003, in Newport.
Born May 16, 1919, in Swifton, she was the daughter of O.D. and Ethel Mae Hatfield Mitts. She retired in 1975 after working for 21 years as a machine operator for the General Motors Corporation in Flint, Mich. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Newport.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Lula Bell Jones; and a stepbrother, Ernest Kendricks. Survivors include two brothers, Coy Mitts, Strawberry, and Leslie Mitts, Monticello; two stepbrothers, Bobby Joe Ferrell and Gene Kendricks, both of Monticello; and two half-sisters, Flo Ella Bonds, Hamilton, Mich., and Fay Roseman, Tennessee.
Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. at Jackson's Newport Funeral Home Chapel with Bros. Thom Stapleton and Ricky Jones officiating. Burial was in Balch-Johnston Cemetery at Balch.
Jackie (Jolley) Lady, 80, of Albertville, Ala., formerly of Lauratown, died Nov. 23, 203, at her home.
She was an executive with First National Bank in Walnut Ridge, serving as a vice-president and cashier when she retired in 1987.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob J. Lady; and her parents, Forrest Furman Jolley and Anna Maude Vinyard.
Survivors include three sons, Don Livingston, Montgomery, Ala., Jeff Livingston, Lubbock, Texas, and Dick Livingston, Jasper, Ala.; a brother, Furman (Bill) Jolley Jr., Albertville, Ala.; and five grandchildren, Shane Livingston, Richard Livingston, Stephen Livingston, Holly Livingston and Kenitra Reaser.
Graveside service was Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Marshall Memorial Gardens. Adams Brown Service Funeral Home of Albertville, Ala., had charge of arrangements.
Myrtle Cordelia Maples
Myrtle Cordelia Maples, 89, of Jonesboro, died Nov. 27, 2003, at her home.
Born in the Lauratown community, she was the daughter of Jesse and Julia Cartwright Riley. She had lived in Jonesboro for 22 years after moving from the Oak Grove community near Egypt. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, a brother and a grandson.
Survivors include three daughters, Freida Williams and Mary Jo Maples, both of Jonesboro, and Linda Fort, Bono; a son, Bill Maples, Winter Haven, Fla.; a sister, Opal Jones, North Little Rock; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Graveside service was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Strangers Home Cemetery near Alicia. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Verlin E. Prater
Verlin E. Prater, 71, of Jonesboro, died Nov. 29, 2003, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
Born at Egypt, he moved to Jonesboro in 1962.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Emma Prince Prater.
Survivors include two sisters, Mary Ann Carter, Florence, Ala., and Diane Hollingsworth, Jonesboro; and a brother, Bill Prater, Jonesboro.
Graveside service was Sunday at 3 p.m. at Markham Cemetery near Egypt under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home.
Marvin E. Smith
Marvin E. Smith, 76, of Swifton, died Nov. 24, 2003, at Swifton.
Born Aug. 24, 1927, in Swifton, he was the son of Homer P. and Vena Wilcox Smith. He worked as a computer technician for The Federal Aviation Commission. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Swifton Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Monie Reeves Smith; and two brothers, J.P. Smith and Jerry Smith.
Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Mary K. Smith; two daughters, Mary Casoli and Donna Hammons, both of Southhaven, Miss.; two stepsons, Robert Templeton, Swifton, and David Templeton, St. Petersburg, Fla.; two brothers, Ben Smith, Jonesboro, and Shelby Smith, Houston, Texas; a sister, Ann James, Swifton; 10 grandchildren, Chad Hammons, Caleb Hammons, Michael Casoli, Kim Ambroceni, Chelsea Hammons, Adam King, Brian Templeton, Nicholas Templeton, Clint Foster and Kristen Thielemier; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Friday at 10 a.m. at the Swifton Church of Christ with Darrell Douglas and Todd Rabalais officiating. Burial was in Arnold Cemetery under the direction of Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Chad Hammons, Caleb Hammons, Michael Casoli, Brian Templeton, Nicholas Templeton, Clint Foster, Adam King and Kevin Thielemier.
Ruth Albright Stringer
Ruth Albright Stringer, 94, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Hoxie, died Nov. 24, 2003.
She was the daughter of A.G. and Annie Albright. She was an educator for 39 years, retiring in 1976. She was a recipient of the Nevada State Education Association Distinguished Service Award and the State Legislation Award. She was a past president of Delta Kappa Gamma and a member of the Retired Teachers Association, the American Association of University Women, Kappa Delta Pi, and PTA. She was a charter member of Teachers in Politics, League of Women Voters, Women's Democratic Club of Clark County, the Association of Childhood Education International and was named Clark County Educator Mom of The Year 1987. She was a former Girl Scout leader and was a member of First Southern Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.O. Stringer; a daughter, Sue Stringer; four brothers, Homer Albright, Shannon Albright Billy Albright and Woodrow Albright; and a sister, Variana Glidden.
Survivors include two brothers, Elmo Albright, Jackson, Miss., and Gus Albright, Little Rock; two sisters, Virginia Mesich and Rosemary Hamed, both of Akron, Ohio; and a grandson, Kevin Manley.
Graveside memorial services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park with Rev. Gerald Drope officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Alice Bernice Wooldridge
Alice Bernice Wooldridge, 60, of Bono, died Nov. 28, 2003, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro, following a short illness.
Born Oct. 26, 1943, at Bono, she had lived in Rockford, Ill., for 30 years and moved to Bono six years ago. She was a member of the Bells Chapel Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Ella Hudson Hancock; two brothers, L.C. Hancock and James Hancock; and a sister, Pauline Jones.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry J. Wooldridge, whom she married Aug. 20, 1965; two sons, Jeff Wooldridge, Rockford, and Bruce Wooldridge, Wisconsin Dells, Wisc.; five brothers, Joe Hancock, Hoxie, Lester Hancock, Hartford, Ill., Tom Hancock, Kearney, Mo., and David Hancock and Paul Hancock, both of St. Louis; five sisters, Vaudine Hanks, Water Valley, Ky., Betty Brown, Sedgwick, Joyce Chapman, Bono, Linda Hancock, Kansas City, Mo., and Tina Lim, San Jose, Calif.; and a grandson, Jedidiah Wooldridge.
Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. in Bryan Chapel with Bro. Byron Griffey officiating. Burial was in the Old Military Cemetery at Sedgwick under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Frank Mullins, Dave Jones, Glen Swindle, Billy Wayne Brown, Ronnie Bales and Mikey Hancock.
Richard "Richie" Zimmerman, 36, of Imboden, died Nov. 25, 2003, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
Survivors include his wife, Sherry Zimmerman; two sons, Adam Wayne Zimmerman, Wynne, and Jamie Dale Zimmerman, Imboden; his mother and stepfather, Glenda and Jerry Gulley, Bono; his father and stepmother, Melvin and Mary Zimmerman, Cheney, Kan.; four sisters, Dawna Kerr, Little Rock, Judy Collier, Pocahontas, Tammy Zimmerman, Alton, Ill., and Karla Potts, Oklahoma; four brothers, Tommy Swindle, Pocahontas, Neal Zimmerman, Oklahoma, Denver Zimmerman, Mountain Home, and John Zimmerman, Dallas; his grandfather, Virgil Carl Wantland, Hoxie;
Funeral was Sunday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Cox-Waymon Funeral Home of Pocahontas with Paul Craig officiating. Burial was in Chesser Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Terry Schadler, Tracey Wolf, Johnny Davis, Charles Pardon, Jeremy Collier and Fred Wantland Jr.