Loretta Mayo Beakley
Loretta Mayo Beakley, 86, of Jonesboro, formerly of Walnut Ridge, died July 11, 2006, at St. Elizabeth's Place in Jonesboro.
Born in Hoxie, she lived in Walnut Ridge most of her life and moved to Jonesboro seven years ago. She worked as a secretary for Ponder & Ponder Law Firm and was a former employee of The Times Dispatch. She was member of First United Methodist Church in Walnut Ridge, was a life member of the Women's Society of Christian Service and was an instructor in the Laubauch reading program.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Beakley; and her mother, Della Roxey Mayo.
Survivors include two daughters, Sarah Gore, Jonesboro, and Julia Beinhorn, Nevada City, Calif.; a grandson, Tony Gore; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at a later date. Arrangements will be announced by Gregg Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
An online guestbook is available at www.greggfunerals.com.
Angela Marie Burnside
Angela Marie Burnside, 39, of Hoxie, died July 3, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, following a sudden illness.
Born June 2, 1967, in Los Angeles, she was an administrative assistant, a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include her husband, Todd Burnside; three sons, Michael Lawrence, Oceanside, Calif., and Mark Lawrence and Matthew Burnside, both of the home; her father and stepmother, George and Laurie Hernandez, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; her mother and stepfather, Mary Catherine and Scott Brooks, Escondido, Calif.; and three brothers, George Hernandez, Houston, Michael Hernandez, Riverside, Calif., and Steven Hernandez, Hawaii.
Rosary was Friday at 7 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Deacon Marlyn Tate officiating. The body was cremated. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Ruth Ann Cox
Ruth Ann Cox, 70, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Walnut Ridge, died July 1, 2006, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
She had lived in Little Rock before moving to Wichita in 1978. She was a retired nurse and a member of Christ The King Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.
Survivors include her husband, Edgar Cox; a daughter, Cecelia Simons, Wichita; and a sister, Earnestine Gorend, Salina, Kan.
Funeral was Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Old Walnut Ridge Baptist Church with Wade Drury officiating. Burial was in Austin Cemetery under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.
William L. "Buddy" Eaves Jr.
William L. "Buddy" Eaves Jr., 61, of Hoxie, died July 8, 2006, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
He had lived at Alicia before moving to Hoxie 34 years ago. He was a retired truck driver and a Methodist.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Benny Eaves.
Survivors include his wife, Lynda Eaves; a daughter, Carrie Leeann Eaves, Paragould; a son, Buddy Joe Eaves, Hoxie; and a sister, Sue Powell, New Mexico.
Funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the House-Gregg Chapel with Rev. Dale Hughart officiating. Burial was in Strangers Home Cemetery at Alicia under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Steve Whitaker, Junior Harp, Warren Fender, Darrell Steele, Dwight Ellis and Chris Harper.
Jackie Earl Glenn
Jackie Earl Glenn, 64, of Fisher, father of Cindy Campbell of Hoxie, died July 9, 2006, at his home. Burial was Tuesday in Crosslawn Cemetery under the direction of Kernodle Funeral Home of Wynn.
Richard Franklin Huffman
Richard Franklin Huffman, 84, of Cash, died July 5, 2006, at Woodbriar Nursing Home in Harrisburg. He was a retired farmer and had lived at Light before moving to Cash. He was of the Baptist belief.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Sisco Huffman; a daughter, Effie Diane Huffman; three brothers, Elmer Huffman, Melvin Huffman and George Huffman; and three sisters, Hazel Liles, Myrtle Huffman and Tilda Palmer.
Survivors include a son, Rick Huffman, Harrisburg; two daughters, Ozella Williams and Florine Renck, both of Jonesboro; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Friday at 10 a.m. in the House-Gregg Chapel with Butch Parks officiating. Burial was in Moore Cemetery at Stanford under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Jeff Sisco, William Sisco, Danny Gifford, Rick Huffman, Mark Huffman and Taylor Huffman. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Osterman and Randall Dillinger.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or to Arkansas Children's Hospital.
Renee Jackson, 62, of Jonesboro, formerly of Hoxie, died July 3, 2006, at her home.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Dillard, Long Beach, Calif., and Robert McCall, Hoxie; her mother, Evelyn James-Skeen, Jonesboro; and a brother, Julian James, Jonesboro.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Langford-Bookout Funeral Home of Jonesboro has charge of arrangements.
An online guestbook is available at www.langfordbookoutfuneralhome.com.
Beverly Ann Keith
Beverly Ann Keith, 46, of Egypt , died July 6, 2006 at her home.
Born May 20, 1960, in Walnut Ridge, she lived in the Egypt community all her life. She formerly taught at ASU and was the Egypt City Recorder for the past four years. She was a member of the Egypt Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Stevens; a son, Jeremy Escue, Bono; a daughter, Miranda Escue, Amana, Iowa; two stepdaughters, Wendy Rhoads, Nixa, Mo., and Nate' Venkatesan of the Washington D.C. area; three stepsons, Kyle Stevens, Timmy Stevens and Marcus Stevens, all of Tuckerman; her parents, Bill and Anita Keith, Egypt; a brother, Alan Keith, Bono; a sister, Sandra Klemmer, Russellville; and three grandchildren, Mason Escue, Addison Escue and Speedy Rhoads.
Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Egypt Church of Christ with G.W. Allison officiating. Burial was in Markham Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Pallbearers were Matt Rogers, Clint Rogers, Clay Crain, Mike Graham, Gary Barr and Dennis Downs.
Memorials may be made to the Markham Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 99, Egypt, AR 72427.
An online guestbook is available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Mary Martin, 88, of Walnut Ridge, died July 2, 2006, at Walnut Ridge.
She was a homemaker and a member of Main Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Fears and Sue Crum, both of Walnut Ridge, and Helen Arnold, North Little Rock; two sons, Jim Martin, Newport, and Ricky Martin, Jonesboro; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Graveside service was July 4 at 10 a.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service.
Ruby Mullen, 102, of Trumann, died July 2, 2006, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City.
Born in Red River County, Texas, she was the daughter of Alvin and Carrie Doyle Canterbury Guess. She lived in Minturn and Hoxie for several years before moving to Trumann. She was a retired factory worker for Singer Company and was of the Protestant faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Mullen, in 1937; four sisters, Zona Mullen, Mae Canterbury, Amy Drew and Allie Whittaker; and a brother, Jessie Canterbury.
Survivors include five nieces, Barbara Brown, St. Louis, Carolyn Wilson and Sharon Robbins, both of Trumann, Ruby Couch, Jonesboro, and Ruby Johnson, Southaven, Miss.; and three nephews, Donald Drew, Versailles, Mo., Neil Whittaker, Jonesboro, and Danny Drew, Southaven, Miss.
Funeral was Wednesday, July 5, in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home at Trumann with Rev. Garvin Pulley officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Brian McElyea, Richard Hayes, Dan Drew, Matt Drew, Kevin Drew and Derek Hayes.
George Puckett, 84, of Batesville, brother of the late Clyde Puckett, died July 3, 2006, in a Little Rock hospital. Burial was Thursday in Roselawn Memorial Gardens at Batesville under the direction of Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.
Laura E. Thomas
Laura E. Thomas, 84, of Powhatan died Sunday morning July 9th at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Thursday morning Koffee Klutch Klub, who enjoyed her spirited and feisty debates.
Laura was born and raised in Chicago, Ill., and became a welder in St. Louis during World War II, then moved to the Los Angeles area. Her journey to Arkansas came after her first marriage to a native son from Ravenden Springs, Charles S. Rush, who preceded her in death.
Her father came from Scotland in 1910 and from this heritage she learned to make the best Scottish shortbread EVER!
She is survived by and will be sorely missed by her husband, W.W. "Bill" Thomas; two sons Chuck Rush and wife Paulette of Lynn, and Curtis Rush and wife Mischel of Rockford, Ill.; two daughters, Lynetta Smith and husband John of Ravenden, and Lucinda Smith and husband Bryan of Black Rock; two stepchildren, Bill Thomas, Jr., and wife Leta of Lake Kiowa, Texas, and Doris Thomas of Walnut Ridge.
She leaves a great legacy of 20 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren, all of whom loved their "Grandma" and "Gee Gee."
Visitation will be Wednesday night July 12 at Higginbotham Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. Funeral will be at New Hope Baptist Church on Hwy. 117 at 10 a.m. on Thursday July 13. Burial will be at Janes Cemetery on Hwy. 90 outside Ravenden Springs, where the bagpipes will be played in Laura's honor.
Pallbearers will he her grandsons: John A. Smith, Jeff Rush, Joe Rush, Steve Booth, Mark Smith, Charlie Rush and Yancy Farmer. Honorary pallbearers will be the Thursday morning Koffee Klutch Klub ladies.
Edward Eugene "Hink" Walker
Edward Eugene "Hink" Walker, 78, of Mountain Home, formerly of Walnut Ridge, died recently.
Born May 4, 1928, at Des Arc, he was the son of William Frank and Effie Josephine Linton Walker. He worked in the printing industry for more than 30 years. He and his wife settled in Chicago in 1945. They retired back to Walnut Ridge in 1993 and moved to Mountain Home in 1998. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and served as an usher for many years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Imogene Fry Walker, whom he married Nov. 20, 1948, at Sedgwick; seven brothers, Alva Walker, Lilbourn Hayes Walker, Gardner "Doc" Wyatt Walker, James Otto Walker, Ray Linton Walker, Gaylon Scott Walker and William Frank Walker; and two sisters, Georgia Walker and Lela Mae Walker.
Survivors include two sons, David Walker, Libertyville, Ill., and Steven Walker, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and four grandchildren, Matthew Walker, Daniel Walker, Kyle Walker and Lindsey Walker.
Funeral was Friday at 10 a.m. at Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home in Mountain Home with pastor Mike Howell officiating. Burial was in Kirby's Tucker Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Matthew Walker, Kyle Walker, Keith Morris, Bruce Morris, Bob Walker and Lanny Walker. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Morris and Jim Griffin.
An online guestbook is available at www.kirbyboaz.com.