Dorothy Marylee Black
Dorothy Marylee Black, 76, of Pocahontas, died Sept. 18, 2004, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
Born in Greene County, she was a homemaker and a member of the Northside Free Will Baptist Church in Pocahontas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.L. Black; a son, Joe Black; her mother, Bulen Allen Ozzley; and a brother, L.O. Chadwick.
Survivors include a son, Larry Black, Hoxie; three grandchildren, Wayne Black, Kim Black-Dakins and Margarett Black Jordan; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Monday at 1 p.m. at Heath Funeral Home Colonial Chapel in Paragould.
Ron Brandon, 47, of Walnut Ridge, died Sept. 14, 2004, at his home.
Born in Flint, Mich., he lived in the Black Rock and Walnut Ridge areas most of his life. He was a truck operator for Pitzele Fertilizer for 15 years and was a member of the Oak Hill General Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Brown; and two brothers, Kenneth Howard Brandon and Monty Brandon.
Survivors include his wife, Becky Brandon; three sons, Michael Boyd, Sumner, Ga., and Allan Brown and Derrick Brandon, both of Hoxie; a daughter, Samantha Smith, Marion; his mother, Dorothy Brandon, Walnut Ridge, his father, Kenneth Brandon, Hoxie; three brothers, Sam Brandon, Hoxie, Ray Brandon, Kansas City, Mo., and Matt Gorecki, Arizona; a sister, Debra Colley, Hoxie; and six grandchildren.
Funeral was Friday at 2 p.m. in the House-Gregg Chapel with Royce Schanda officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Ray Brandon, Samuel Brandon Jr., Chad Brandon, Jody Woodard, Randy Brandon and Jed Brandon. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Gaines, Kenny Moody, Pete Woodard, Kenny Brandon and Fred Brandon.
Frances Irene Carter
Frances Irene Carter, 89, of Thayer, Mo., formerly of Imboden, died Sept. 19, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center, following a lengthy illness.
Born Jan. 7, 1915, at Conway, Mo., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ikerd. She was a homemaker and a member of the Imboden Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Marie, Alice and Lucy; and two brothers, Henry Ikerd and J.D. Ikerd.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond Carter, whom she married Aug. 15, 1937; three sons, Edward Carter, Marion, Mich., Wayne Carter, Battle Creek, Mich., and Robert Carter, Rowlett, Texas; a brother, Jack Ikerd, Boliver, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral is today at 4 p.m. at the Imboden Baptist Church, with Bro. Tony Clem officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery at Imboden under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home of Imboden.
Jay Etta Rowsey Clark
Jay Etta Rowsey Clark, 81, of Walnut Ridge, died Sept. 14, 2004, in North Little Rock,
Born Dec. 1, 1922, in Smithville, she was the daughter of J.Y. and Blanche Childress Rowsey. She was retired from AP&L and was a member of First Baptist Church of Walnut Ridge for more than 50 years.
She was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
Survivors include her husband, C. Leroy Clark; two sons, C.L. Clark Jr. and Philip Clark, both of Walnut Ridge; two daughters, Rochelle Greenwood, North Little Rock, and Carolyn Kincade, Maumelle; six grandchildren, Carmon D'Amico, Jay Clark, Dr. Matt Kincade, Dedra Riggs, Ashley Clark and Corbet Clark; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Friday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge, with Rev. Jim Tillman and Dr. Bill Cook officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.
Pallbearers were Jay Clark, Dr. Matt Kincade, Corbet Clark, Andrew D'Amico, Jess Manahan and Danny Rowsey.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 5600 West 12th Street, Little Rock, AR 72204; St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to the First Baptist Church Day Care Program, 300 SW 2nd, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476.
Junior Doyle, 71, of Cave City, died Sept. 18, 2004, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville.
Born Nov. 1, 1932, in Saffell, he was a retired timber worker and was a member of the Philadelphia Baptist Church at Cord.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ernest and Vergie Lee Mize Doyle.
Survivors include his wife, Louise (Lucy) Doyle; a son, Ernest Ray Doyle, Cave City; three daughters, Brenda Hammock, Cave City, and Gail Barnett and Denise Watson, both of Batesville; six brothers, G.H. Doyle, Moline, Ill., Jimmy Doyle, Eddie Doyle, Danny Doyle and Bobby Doyle, all of Saffell, and Jerry Doyle, Batesville; three sisters, Harmillee Huskey and Linda Smart, both of Batesville, and Lynette Melton, Cord; seven grandchildren, Shawn Hastings, Mark Hastings, Melissa Hatfield, Maranda Stiles, Adam Watson, Kayla Watson and Lucas Doyle; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. at the Philadelphia Baptist Church at Cord, with Bros. Jackie Pickett and Mike Ball officiating. Burial was in Philadelphia Cemetery at Cord under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers were his brothers, G.H. Doyle, Jimmy Doyle, Eddie Doyle, Danny Doyle, Bobby Doyle and Jerry Doyle. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Greg Neaville, Dr. Tom Cummins, Dr. James Beck, Dr. Chris Adams, Shawn Hastings, Mark Hastings, Adam Watson and Lucas Doyle.
Clay A. Ellison Jr.
Clay A. Ellison Jr., 73, of Memphis, died Sept. 16, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
He was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Portia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clay A. and Fannie Stoner Ellison; two sisters, Jane Riles and Mary Holobaugh; and two brothers, John C. Ellison and Matthew Ellison.
Survivors include his wife, Anne McKnight Ellison; a son, William Arnold Ellison, of the home; two brothers, W.F. Ellison, Olivet, Ky., and Dan Ellison, Walnut Ridge; and three sisters, Opal Santi, Indialantic, Fla., Geneve Little, Memphis, and Johnnie Holder, Rockford, Ill.
Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Canale Funeral Chapel in Memphis. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park, with Bro. Bill Cook officiating.
Joe Lee Bratton Henson
Joe Lee Bratton Henson, 39, of Brookland, father of Derek Henson of Hoxie, died Sept. 15, 2004, at Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis. The body was cremated. Emerson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Jerry Lyn Light
Jerry Lyn Light, 63, of Alicia, died Sept. 19, 2004, at the VA Medical Center in Little Rock, following a lengthy illness.
Born Oct. 5, 1940, in Alicia, he was a lifelong resident of Alicia. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an Airman First Class during the Vietnam War. He was a farmer and a member of the Alicia Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleo C. and Thelma E. Hartley Light; and a brother, Glenn Light.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Manning Light, whom he married June 21, 1964; a son, Jay Lynn Light, Alicia; a daughter, Tina Crow, Bono; seven brothers, Lavon "Heavy" Light, Alicia, James Lavell Light, Germantown, Tenn., Gary "Hop" Dale Light, Minturn, Ronnie "Frog" Light, Hoxie, Benny Light, Locust Grove, Jackie Light, Centerville, Tenn., and Charles Light, Dallas, Ga.; three sisters, Jone Baldridge, Tampa, Fla., Janet Staudinger, Winchester, and Sharon Goodwin, Powhatan; and two grandchildren, Brittnie Light and Justin Light.
Funeral is today at 2 p.m. in Bryan Chapel, with Bro. Monroe Baldwin officiating. Burial will be in Strangers Home Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home. Full military honors will be given by Promberger-Traw Veterans of Foreign War Post #4556 of Pocahontas.
Pallbearers will be David Light, Lavon Light, James Light, Gary Light, Ronnie Light, Benny Light, Jackie Light and Charles Light. Nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.
A memorial has been started at First National Bank in Walnut Ridge.
Opal Faye Miller
Opal Faye Miller, 88, of Hoxie, formerly of Portia, died Sept. 21, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Born Jan. 9, 1916, in the Mount Zion community near Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of Jessie and Effie Waddell Smith. She worked at the Jonathan Logan Garment Factory in Walnut Ridge for 28 years and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Miller; four brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include a brother, J.C. Smith, Walnut Ridge.
Funeral is Friday at 2 p.m. at Higginbotham Chapel, with Bob Smith and Stanley Smith officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.
Visitation is Thursday evening from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Lucille Winemiller, 75, of Swifton, died Sept. 20, 2004, at Walnut Ridge.
Born at Swifton, she owned and operated Lucille's Florist at Tuckerman and was a member of Glenn Street Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Steve and Louise Weaver Smith; two brothers; and two sisters.
Survivors include her husband, R.W. "Junior" Winemiller; three sons, Rufus Winemiller III, Steve Winemiller and Tim Winemiller, all of Swifton; a daughter, Carolyn Brown, Swifton; seven sisters, Vernice Schanfish, Ohio, Retha Runsick, Jonesboro, Wanda New, Conway, Gladys Smith, Texas, Loretta Smith and Linda Black, both of Kansas, and Pat Smith, Virginia; seven grandchildren, Louis Brown Jr., Annissa Brown Wann, Meghan Winemiller, Amy Winemiller, Dillon Winemiller, Lindsey Winemiller and Andy Winemiller; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at Jackson's Newport Funeral Home chapel, with James Duvall officiating. Burial will be in Dowell's Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bill Huffman, Bobby Holt, Marty Hutchinson, Nick Templeton, Ricky Midgett and Larry Hedrick.