Leader Blues

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Obituaries

WARREN KNIGHT
Warren Knight of Cabot, a cornerstone of the community, passed away Feb. 27 at the age of 71. He was a loving husband and father.

He was born Oct. 24, 1933 at home in Fruit-vale, Tenn.

He was a longstanding member of the First Bap-tist Church of Cabot. He believed and loved the Lord his entire life.
Warren was married to the love of his life, Sandra, for 52 years. They were high school sweethearts who married at the ages of 17 and 19.

In his early life, Warren worked with his father at the Ford Motor Co. and A&P Grocery in Memphis. Warren quickly was promoted through the grocery business ending up in North Little Rock as the Arkansas division supervisor for Weingarten’s, a Houston based grocery chain. In 1971, after working 11 years with Weingarten’s, Warren left his job and moved to Cabot where he purchased Thompson’s Dollar Saver to go into business for himself. Warren and Sandra, along with their three sons worked hard to build a successful business, which is celebrating its 34th anniversary this month.

Warren was the backbone of a very close knit family which consisted of three sons and their families. He was always quick to contribute good advice to those who were willing to listen. Anyone who ever worked with Warren was very familiar with his “penny” story. He used that story as an example to show that to make a dollar, you have to start with a penny.

Warren accomplished many things in his life. In the early seventies he sponsored the first pee wee football and baseball organization that continues on today. He avidly supported the successful effort to start the Cabot High School baseball program. Warren was also an accomplished pilot acquiring his private pilot’s license in 1977.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra; his sons Keith and wife Cherie, Kent and wife Karen, Kevin and wife Karmen, one older sister, Mary Ann Mathis and a younger brother, Vandon Knight; 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Louise Knight and in-laws Luke and Louise Kelley. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the American Diabetes Association. Public viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cabot Funeral Home. His family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Cabot.

JOSHUA MOORE
Joshua Albert Moore of Ward, beloved son and grandson, loving father, brother and friend, was taken to be with our Lord Feb. 27. He was born July 18, 1983 in North Little Rock.

Josh graduated from Cabot High School in 2001 at which time he went to work for Langer Construction Company of Ward as a carpenter. He enjoyed all sports and outdoor activities, video games, movies, etc. He was a member of Cocklebur Baptist Church of Ward, where he was saved and baptized at the age of six. Josh, we love you more than words can say, and we will miss you greatly son, but you’re in heaven with God and Jesus and we will all be reunited with you someday there.

He is survived by his parents, William H. and Libby (Flowers) Moore of Ward, Arkansas; his precious daughter, Shyann Moore and her mother, Courtney Wells, also of Ward; his brother, Jacob Lee Moore of Ward; his sister, Beth Simpson and her husband Todd of Bull Shoals; his brother, Jason Moore; his brother, Dusty and wife Jill Moore of Carrollton, Georgia; his grandmothers Elizabeth Ellen Flowers and Elizabeth M. Moore, both of North Little Rock and countless uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jack W. Flowers, Sr. and Clarence Lee Moore, Jr., both of North Little Rock. Funeral arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe will be announced.

H. LANGLEY
H. Altholean Brumley Langley, 88, of Hot Springs, died Saturday, Feb. 26 at Quapaw Health and Rehabilitation in Hot Springs. Born June 2, 1916, in Sparkman, the daughter of the late Clarence F. and Mattie E. Stewart Brumley. She was a retired L.P.N. and a member of the Jacksonville United Methodist church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Langley; three brothers, Fletcher Brumley; Horace Brumley; and Wilson Brumley; two sisters, Ola Baker and Verna Brumley.

Survivors are two daughters, Joann Thomas and husband Wil-liam of Hot Springs and Linda Sue McCammon and husband Allen of Sherwood; one son, Ralph Eugene Langley and wife, Betty of Hum-boldt, Tenn.; four grandsons, John Langley and wife, Jena; Richard Langley, Drew Langley, and Kevin McCammon and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel in Arkadelphia with Rev. Bob Langley officiating. Pall-bearers will be grandsons and son-in-laws. Entombment will be in Crestview Memorial Park Mauso-leum in Hot Springs. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospice or Jacksonville United Methodist Church.

DAN DURHAM
Dan A. Durham, 44, of Mem-phis passed away Feb. 25. He was born in Jacksonville on May 4, 1960, the son of Eloise Durham and the late James W. Durham M.D. He is also survived by two brothers, Jim Durham and wife Darlene of Jacksonville and David Durham of Colorado, and niece Sierra Durham of Jacksonville and special family friend Tom Thomley of Memphis.

He attended Memphis State College and graduated with a fine arts degree. Private services will be held in Memphis.
Harold Jones

Harold Eugene “Dopie” Jones, of Cabot, went to be with his Savior Feb. 27 at the age of 87. He was born April 19, 1917 in Vanndale to Preston and Elma Jones. He came to live in Cabot when he married Mary Elizabeth Kerr on Dec. 23, 1940.
He served his country proudly in the Army during World War II from May 6, 1942 until Sept. 23, 1945.
He was a Mason and an active supporter of the Lonoke County Democrat Election Commission having served many years as an election official. He served eight years as an alderman for the city of Cabot in Ward 2 and was the chairman of the committee for numbering the homes in Cabot. He was an avid fisherman; a Boy Scout leader; a coach for the Little League Baseball team for six years.

Harold was a charter member of the VFW and helped raise money for the Veterans Park by going around with a few others carrying a car on a truck to sell chances at $1 a ticket. Harold retired from the Cabot Fire Department after 20 years. He also retired from the V.A. Hospital at Fort Roots after 20 years of service. He is survived by his wife, of 64 years, Mary of the home; daughter, Dian Evans and Darv; two sons, Eugene and his wife, Sue Jones and John Jones; a brother, Larry Jones and his wife, Betty of Wynne. He leaves behind seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He will be sorely mis-sed by his family. He is preceded in death by a son, Ronald Keith Jones; three brothers of Wynne and one sister of Memphis. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Cabot with interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.

LOUIE MOORE
Louie Maurice Moore, 59, of Cabot passed away Feb. 26.

He honorably served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of Berea Baptist Church; disabled American Veterans and the American Legion. He graduated Oak Grove High School; worked for over 20 years for MacMillan Bloedel Containers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Tiny” Ranzy and Dorthie E. Weatherly Moore and a sister, Brenda Jo Moore.

He is survived by his loving wife, Pat Moore; four daughters, Janet Boyd of North Little Rock, Ana Troy, Emily and Taylor Moore of Cabot; four sons, Bill (Rose) Ingram of Knoxville, Michael “Bo” Ingram, James Ingram and Jonah Maurice Moore of Cabot as well as his grandchildren, Solita Johnson, Tara Williams of North Little Rock, Cali Jo Troy and Brandon Ingram of Cabot, Nina Furrow of Jacksonville, Tara Ingram of Casper, Wyoming, Brandon and Leann McMurtrey of Marshall, Minn.; two brothers, Carl Wayne Moore of North Little Rock, William “Bimbo” (Teresa Moore of Cabot,; four sisters, Linda Adams Van and Jan (Regan) Payne of Butlerville, Leatha (David) Basco of LA and Donna (David) Wilson of Conway; 19 nieces, 16 nephews, eight great nephews, five great nephews, step children, Samantha Powers, Tammy Lake, Kim Chap-man and Buddy Hill also cherish his memory along with many friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Berea Baptist Church, 104 east Valentine Road, Jacksonville with interment to follow in Butlerville Cemetery with Rev. Lonnie Autry officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Cabot Funeral Home, 700 N. Second, Cabot.

KENNETH YORK
Kenneth Ray York, 63 of Beebe, died Feb. 26. He is survived by wife Patricia; three sons; two brothers; three sisters; and five grandchildren. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mayflower Cemetery in Mayflower.

"BILL" JONES
William B. “Bill” Jones, 87, of Austin went to be with the Lord Feb. 26.

He is preceded in death by one grandson, Eric Wine and son-in-law James Covington. He is survived by a loving wife of 61 and a half years, Rena Clements Jones; daughters Peggy and husband Paul Wine of Cabot and Patricia and husband Stephen Johnson of Austin.

Survived by grandchildren Jimmy and wife Amanda Covington and four children; Kimberly and husband Ricky Swint and three sons; Denise and husband Koby Smith and two sons; Terry and husband Dwayne Woemer and three children; Deletha and husband Cragg Henry and three children; and Leigh Covington; one brother Otha and wife Iris Jones of Cabot, plus nine nieces and nephews and countless other family and friends. Bill was a retired dairy farmer, avid fisherman, devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Christian, and friend. He was an ordained Deacon and a member of First Baptist Church of Cabot. He served in WWII in the U.S. Army Air Force. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Cabot, with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

DEE HEFFNER
Dee Ward Heffner, 81, a lifelong resident of Antioch, died Feb. 28. He will be missed by many friends. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mildred Hefner; his daughter, Ruth Ann Hefner; two sisters, Marie Jackson of Merced, Calif., and Norma Lee Price of Slidell, La.. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs-day at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Antioch Cemetery.

BILLY CAMPBELL
Billy Wayne Campbell, 65, of Beebe, passed away Feb. 25, 2005. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Campbell; three sons, Shane Campbell of Beebe, Nicky Campbell of Conway and Danny Wendt of Beebe; three daughters, Brandi Sims of Little Rock, Amelia McClain of Beebe and Tammy Michael of Alexander; sister, Freda Collins of Illinois; and sixteen grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Sidon Cemetery.

HAROLD HEYMACH
Harold Heymach, 81, of Jack-sonville passed away Feb. 28. He was preceded in death by his wife Anna, son Harold Heymach Jr. and infant son Gary. He is survived by daughters, Carol Ann Enz of Straus-burg, Penn. and Rose Fleming of Ward; sons Joe and wife Lori Hey-mach of Rosemont, Penn. and Gary Heymach of Jacksonville; sister Anna Landmesser and brother Raymond Heymach; nine grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren and best friend B.C. Stringfellow.
Arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

AUDEAN MASSEY
Audean Massey, 84, of El Paso, widow of William T. Massey, died Feb. 28. She was retired from Franklin Electric. She is survived by two sons, William “Bill” Massey, Jr. of England and Glen Massey of Jacksonville; two daughters, Ann Holcomb of Maumelle and Sandra Cheah of Steilacoom, Washington; ten grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by a great-grandson.
Family will receive friends at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Westbrook Funeral Home with burial in Grissard Cemetery.

CLAY WARREN
Beloved son, Clay Emmett Warren, age 20, of Cabot, passed away in a traffic accident Feb. 27.
He was born on Sept. 17, 1984, to Vicki and the late Emmett E. (Bo) Warren. He is survived by one sister, Jessica A. Warren. Funeral services are pending. Funeral arrangements by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home. He will dearly missed by his family and many friends.