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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

OBITUARIES >> March 9, 2005

MILTON BURNS
Milton E. Bruns, 77, of Jacksonville, died March 6 at Fort Roots Hospice in North Little Rock. Born March 6, 1928, in Madison S.D., son of the late, Henry William and Lydia Edinger Bruns. Bruns served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Jacksonville and a member of the Air Force Sergeant’s Association.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Eva Jean Gatlin Bruns of Jacksonville; three daughters and three sons-in-law, Linda C. and David Steele of Benton, Marsha and Larry Jordan of Bedford, Texas, Judy and Paul Carter of Delaware; one sister, Marcella Patton of Ridgefield, Wash.; beloved sister-in-law, Janet Lamb of Shannon Hills; four grandsons, James Steele, Joey Williams, Carl Cleary, and Paul Carter Jr.; three granddaughters Jeana Vanbell, Lauren Cleary, and Jamie Steele; two nephews, James Patton and Steven Sauls; two nieces, Suzan Burns and Sarah Sauls; seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m., Thursday at Moore’s Jackson-ville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Rains officiating. Burial will follow in Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. Military Honors provided by the U.S. Air Force.

Pallbearers are Joey Williams, Carl Cleary, Steven Sauls, Kevin Jordan, Paul Carter, David Steele, and honorary pallbearer, James Steele. Arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

CLAY ALLISON
Clay Derick Allison, 21, of Austin died March 7.

He was an employee of Fox Quality Pools. He was a 2002 graduate of Cabot High School and had attended ASU-Beebe.
Clay was a member of Sylvania Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his parents, Rodney and Jo Beth Allison; his grandparents, Bonnie and Gene Allison, all of Austin; his half brother, John Greer of Cabot; his aunt and uncle, Bill and Kay Spence and cousins Matt Spence of Austin and Jason Moore of Cabot; his aunt and uncle Dickie and Jan Hughes of Ward, his cousin Bethany and husband Shane Hill and their children, Tyler and Garrett Hill, of Cabot; his godmother, Charlene Patty of Ward, and a host of relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Sylvania Cemetery.

CHARLES PROVENCIO, JR.
Charles G. Provencio Jr., 85, Jacksonville, departed this life March 7.

He was preceded in death by parents, Charles Provencio, Praxcities Krespin, sons; Richard, Daniel, brother; Carmen, sister; Erma. He leaves to cherish his memory his children Victor Provencio of Jacksonville, Carol and Charlotte Marquez, Dolores Estrada, Ernest, Christine Provencio all of California, Rebecca Provencio of Nevada, brother, Ernest G. Provencio of California, 56 grandchildren, 134 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Family visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Robinson Mortuary Chapel in Jacksonville. Graveside services will be held Friday at 1 a.m. at State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Robinson Mortuary in Jacksonville.

GARY ROBERTS JR.
Gary Lynn Roberts Jr., 33, of Jacksonville, passed away March 4. He was born on Dec. 21, 1971, in Cherry Point, N.C., to Garyl L. Roberts Sr. and Sandra Pruitt Mahoney. He was employed by North Little Rock SoftWater as a delivery driver.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Otis and Gladys Pruitt and a grandfather Otis Roberts. He is survived by his parents, Sandra and Robert A. Mahoney of Jacksonville, Gary Lynn and Regina Healey Roberts Sr. of Sherwood; four brothers, Robert Mahoney Jr. of Jacksonville, Adam Mahoney of Jacksonville, Marcus Mahoney of Austin and Aaron Roberts of Sherwood; two sisters, Cheryl Ann Roberts and Allison Grace Roberts both of Sherwood; grandparents, Vernon and Lavene Rodgers of North Little Rock and Velma Roberts of Cabot.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Sherwood with Rev. Paul McClung and Rev. Royce Lowe officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cabot. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cabot Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.