Jimmy Dwain Bagwell
Jimmy Dwain Bagwell, 57, of Powhatan, died Jan. 1, 2006, at Powhatan, following a lengthy illness.
Born Sept. 7, 1948, at Sedgwick, he was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired construction worker and was of the Baptist belief.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred William and Roma McQuay Bagwell; a brother, James Bagwell; and a sister, Louise Tredal.
Survivors include two sons, William Dwain Bagwell, Powhatan, and Jimmy Dwain Bagwell, Black Rock; a stepson, David Allen Midgett, Walnut Ridge; a stepdaughter, Candy Le An Story, Ravenden; a brother, Alfred William Bagwell, Searcy; two sisters, Vera Cunningham and Vida Faye Horton, both of Palm Springs, Calif.; and four grandchildren, Michael Allen Bagwell Story, Justin Richard Story, Rebecca LeAnn Bagwell and Austin Dwain Bagwell.
Graveside service is today at 2 p.m. at Markham Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Bagwell, William Bagwell, David Midgett, Jubul Steel, Jeremy Brady and Revell Voyles.
Robert Lee Billips
Robert Lee Billips, 40, of Paragould, formerly of Walnut Ridge, died Jan. 2, 2006, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro, following a lengthy illness.
Born Sept. 5, 1965, in Rockford, Ill., he was retired from Monroe Auto Equipment Co. in Paragould and was of the Baptist belief.
Survivors include a son, Bruce Allen Billips, Pocahontas; a daughter, Andrea Caldwell, Mammoth Spring; his father, Calvin Billips, Paragould; his mother, Pearl Jean Billips, Paragould; four brothers, Calvin Leon Billips, Charles Wayne Billips, Mark Everett Billips and Christopher McCary Billips, all of Paragould; a grandfather, D.C. Billips, Pocahontas; and a granddaughter.
Funeral is today at 10 a.m. in Bryan Chapel with Bro. Harold Russell officiating. Burial will be in Lorado Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.
Leon Foley, 74, of Linden, Mich., died Dec. 29, 2005, at Avalon Hospice, following a lengthy illness.
Born in Smithville, he moved to Michigan, where he was employed by Buick Motor Division until his retirement in 1981. He was a member of UAW Local #599.
He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Foley; a brother, and a sister.
Survivors include his wife, Carmoleta Wallis Foley, whom he married on May 27, 1950; two sons, Don Foley, Colorado, and Wally Foley, Eaton Rapids, Mich.; a daughter, Tena Becker, Canada; a brother, Charles Foley, Michigan; two sisters, Mary Root, Michigan, and Shirley Kelly, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Taresa Wright, Josh Becker, Kyle Becker, Steven Foley and Leah Foley; and a great-granddaughter.
Funeral was Monday at 10 a.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Swartz Creek, Mich., with Dr. Roy L. McLaughlin officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Swartz Funeral Home.
Irma I. Freeman, 82, of Rochelle, Ill., died Dec. 20, 2005, at Rockford Memorial Hospital.
Born March 26, 1923, in Imboden, she was the daughter of Ira E. and Orica Fay Swindle Pifer.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Pifer; and two sisters, Bonnie Holt and an infant sister.
Survivors include her husband, John Oscar Freeman, whom she married Oct. 26, 1940, in Black Rock; a son, Ron Freeman, Rochelle; two daughters, Joyce Cross and Barbara Freeman, both of Rochelle; two brothers, Alvin Pifer, Rogers, and Lloyd Pifer, Pea Ridge; a sister, Velma Rassmussen, Rochelle; five grandchildren, Gerri Lynn Brewer, Deborah Hoskins, Michelle Evans, Jason Freeman and Eddie Haspadura; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Friday, Dec. 23 at Unger-Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle, with Rev. Billy Robertson officiating. Burial was in Lawnridge Cemetery.
Hazel Hall, 92, of Portia, died Jan. 2, 2006, at her home, following a short illness.
Born Oct. 18, 1913, at Denton, she was the daughter of Henry William and Nancy Ann Flippo Brown. She was a homemaker and attended the Christian Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hall, in 1980, whom she married April 5, 1957.
Survivors include a daughter, Joy Sharp, West Memphis; a sister, Opal Goza, Black Rock; and two grandsons, Terry Sharp and Tim Sharp.
Funeral is Thursday at 1 p.m. in Bryan Chapel with Roger Brand officiating. Burial will be in Oak Forest Cemetery at Black Rock under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Goza, Tommy Goza, Tim Sharp and Elbert Sharp. Terry Sharp will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Visitation is tonight from 6 to 8.
Alice Marie Hay
Alice Marie Hay, 61, of Sedalia, Mo., formerly of Minturn, died Jan. 1, 2006, in Sedalia.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
Survivors include a son, Robert Hall, Cole Camp, Mo.; two sisters, Ruth Neal, Macks Creek, Mo., and Lola Freer, Walnut Ridge; a brother, Jimmy Hay, McClouth, Kan.; and a grandson.
Graveside service is today at 2:30 p.m. at Strangers Home Cemetery with Bro. Harold Russell officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon until 1:30 p.m.
Rev. Norman Lee Lewis
Rev. Norman Lee Lewis, 80, of Bryant, died Dec. 26, 2005.
He was a former Director of Missions for the Black River Baptist Association in Walnut Ridge and was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Bryant.
He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and received a Purple Heart and a Medal of Valor. He received his Master of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Ray Lewis; and two grandsons, Joey Calhoun and Larry Grisham Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Pauline Lewis; three sons, Larry Grisham Lewis, Bryant, and Randy Phillip Lewis and Bart Andrew Lewis, both of Little Rock; a daughter, Paulette L. Hardwick, Greenbrier; five brothers, Rev. Bill H. Lewis, Benton, Maurice E. Lewis and Roy D. Lewis, both of Little Rock, Rev. Robert D. Lewis, Fairfield, Calif., and Rev. J. Paul Lewis, Albuquerque, N.M.; three sisters, Mary Ruth Kohl, Brownwood, Texas, Connie Renfro, Fort Worth, Texas, and Carolyn Bobo, Alexander; nine grandchildren, Andrew Calhoun, Joshua Calhoun, Vincent Lewis, Janelle Lewis, Lara Lewis, Jordan Payton, Adam Philip Smith, Scott Hardwick and Clint Hardwick; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Friday at 2 p.m. at First Southern Baptist Church in Bryant. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery at Benton under the direction of North Little Rock Funeral Home.
An online registry may be signed at www.northlittlerockfuneralhome.com.
Alice Lee Lyle
Alice Lee Lyle, 99, of Swifton, died Jan. 2, 2006.
Born Oct. 3, 1906, in Stone County, she was the daughter of Thomas and Ada Thompson Lyle. She was a farmer and a member of the Assembly of God church.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Lyle and J.P. Lyle; and two sisters, Lola Violet Lyle and Dora Lyle Upchurch.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Ann Lyle, Swifton; two nieces, Katherine Lyle Harbison and Shirley Lyle Hitt, both of Swifton; and a nephew, James W. Lyle, Swifton.
Funeral is today at Abiding Faith Church in Swifton with Bro. Thomas Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Strangers Home Cemetery under the direction of Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.
Elvis Andrew Moore
Elvis Andrew Moore, 81, of Bono, died Dec. 31, 2005, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
Born April 2, 1924, in Fontaine, he was the son of Tom and Mollie Madge Bramlett Moore. A lifetime resident of Bono, he retired from A & P Coop of Jonesboro after 30 years as a machine operator. He was a member of the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church of Hoxie.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers and a sister.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Erlene Songer Moore, whom he married Nov. 8, 1943, in Sedgwick; two sons, David Moore, Bono, and Paul Moore, Walnut Ridge; two daughters, Dian Clark, Lake City, and Paula Roseberry, Booneville, Miss.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral is today at 2 p.m. in Higginbotham Chapel with Rev. Danny Murphy and Bro. Van Gilbert officiating. Burial will be in Lorado Cemetery under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Denny Meeker, Junior Lee, Robert Cook, Eric Songer, Tom Miller and Kevin Hancock. Bill Forsythe will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Mary Ruth Neece
Mary Ruth Neece of Jacksonville, formerly of Eaton, died Dec. 30, 2005, at Rebsamen Hospital in Jacksonville.
She was a homemaker and a farmer and was a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Price Neece.
Survivors include a sister, Lucille Collins, Ava, Mo.
Funeral was Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the House-Gregg Chapel with Luther Jones officiating. Burial was in Old Lebanon Cemetery, near Lynn, under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.
Rev. John E. Savage
Rev. John E. Savage, 58, of Little Rock, died Dec. 30, 2005, at his home.
Born June 1, 1947, in Louisiana, he was serving as pastor of Cross Road Baptist Church in Little Rock and had previously pastored churches in Arkansas and Missouri. He served as chaplain of the West Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department and had served with World Changers in Shreveport, La., for the past four summers.
He attended Southern Baptist College (now Williams Baptist College), where his father taught, and Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. He received his Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, E. Fredrick and Nellie Inzer Savage.
Survivors include his wife, Janis Smalley Savage; a daughter, Deborah Wilson, Arkadelphia; a son, Jonathon Savage, Belle, Mo.; a brother, David Savage, Fayetteville; three sisters, Mary Wilder, Harrah, Okla., Ruth Crittendon, Lawton, Okla., and Martha Miller, Richmond, Va.; and two grandsons, Cameron Wilson and Carson Wilson.
A memorial service was held Monday at 2 p.m. at Cross Road Baptist Church, with Rev. Don Cooper officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Cross Road Baptist Church Building Fund, 18900 Congo- Ferndale Road, Little Rock, AR 72210.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.
Cleo Vinson, 84, of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 28, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Born in Tyronza, he was the son of James B. and Florence L. Vinson. He lived in Rockford, Ill., and returned to Arkansas after his retirement from National Lock. He was a member of the Hoxie Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by five sisters and seven brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Alma M. Vinson; a son, Jesse D. Daughtry, Rockford, Ill.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Saturday at 11 a.m. in Bryan Chapel with A.J. Stracener and Kevin Wright officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Derrick Daughtry, Drew Daughtry, Edward Pace, Arthur Inman, Sid Tidwell and L.J. Hogue.
Opal Faye Kuhn Wallace
Opal Faye Kuhn Wallace, 75, of Searcy, died Dec. 27, 2005, at her home, following a short illness.
Born April 7, 1930, at Caraway, she was the daughter of Robert Walter and Hazel Hamilton Kuhn. She was a graduate of Southern Baptist (now Williams Baptist) College and attended Arkansas State University and the University of Central Arkansas for graduate studies.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lambert M. Wallace, in 1981, whom she married in 1954; a brother, J.W. Kuhn; and a sister, Martha Clark.
Survivors include a son, Mack Wallace, Maumelle; two daughters, Madonna Smith, Calhoun, Ga., and Rhonda Chatham, Stuttgart; two sisters, Eunice Ashabranner, Searcy, and Hazel Whistle, Mountain Home; and four grandsons.
Funeral was Friday at 10 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home in Searcy. Burial was in Smyers Cemetery at Aplin.
Memorials may be made to Southern Christian Home in Morrilton, Harding University or Hospice Home Care.