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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

OBITUARIES>> March 23, 2005

Aaron B. “A.B.” Rogers, 87, of Jonesboro, died Sunday morning at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Born in Evening Shade, he lived in Detroit, Mich., for 45 years before moving to Jonesboro in 1986.

He was a retired mail trans-port contractor, transporting the mail between Detroit and Lansing for 29 years.
He was a member of the Valley View Church of Christ, and was an Army veteran of WWII.

Survivors include his wife, Maudie Robertson Rogers; one son Robert Rogers of Cabot; one daughter Barbara Jaress of Jonesboro; one brother O.C. Rogers of Memphis and four grandchildren Debbie Smith of Hobe Sound, Fla.; David Jaress of Monroe, Ga., Todd Rogers of Maumelle and Tami Lewis of Lebanon, Tenn., and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Emerson Memorial Chapel with Stanley Rogers and David Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park.

Active pallbearers are Cecil Wilkerson, Jay Gwin, Rufus Stidman, David Young, Dr. Frank Oldham and Jim Craft. Honorary pallbearers are Delmer Hudson, Dr. Joe Brockwell, Charles Randle, Randy Simpkins, Terry Smith, Charles Ross, Bob Nichols and Dr. Steve Woodruff.

For lasting memorials, the family asks that considerations be given to the Valley View Church of Christ Building Fund, 1903 Kellers Chapel Road, Jonesboro, Ark. 72404.

Clara I. Howard, 87, died March 21.

She was born in Cleburne County and formerly lived in Hidgen and Searcy. She was a life long member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Eugene “Gene” Howard; one daughter, Voncille Houser of England; one brother, Chester Ingram and wife Wilma of Sherwood; three granddaughters, Sherrie Rogers of Texas, Melissa Earnest of Pine Bluff and Cindy Barr of Fort Smith; five great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and a step-daughter, Jeanie Stane of North Little Rock.

Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel, Lonoke, with interment in Union Valley Cemetery, Coy.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Nancy Mildred Sunderman, 67, died March 22. She is survived by her husband, Robert “Red” Sun-derman; four children, Christopher Chappue of Austin, Marty Chap-pue of Missouri, Diane Chappue of Oklahoma and Robert W. Sunderman of Florida; one brother, William Wilson of Virginia and one grandson. She was preceded in death by a son, Paul Chappue.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel in Lonoke.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Heart Association.

Carl Hill, 90, of Beebe, went to be with the Lord March 21.

He was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War II and a member of Union Valley Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lillie Ruth; his son, Joe Bill Hill of Jacksonville; his daughter, Glenda Stueart and her husband Sam of Benton; his granddaughter, Stephanie Yarbrough and her husband Ruven.

Visitation will begin at noon Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Union Valley Baptist Church with burial in Stoney Point Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home.

Lance Alan Shaw, 31, of Mt. Vernon was born March 27, 1973, and went to be with the Lord March 18.

He was an electrician, an avid deer hunter and sportsman.

He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

A wonderful husband, father, and friend, he is survived by his wife Jodi, his daughter, Ella “Makinley” and his son, Colton Briar both of the home; his father, Robert “Bob” Shaw, Sr. of Vilonia; his mother, Nancy Alberson and her husband George of Romance; his in-laws, Lloyd and Shanna Doss of Quitman; his brothers and sisters, Renee’ Lloyd Ridling, Kimberly Talley, Robby Shaw, Sherry Alberson, Paula Reshel and Kay Leitstra; his paternal grandparents, C.W. and Opal Shaw of Vilonia and his faithful dog, “Skeeter.”

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents.

Visitation will begin noon Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Victory Baptist Church in Cabot with burial in Hawthicket Cemetery at Mt. Vernon. Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home.