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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

OBITUARIES>> May 18, 2005

Donald M. Burt, 71 of Jacksonville died May 16 in Jacksonville. He was born Nov. 15, 1933 in Spickard, Mo., to the late Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Burt.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force and Ashland Chemicals. He lived in the Jacksonville area for 35 years and attended the Methodist Church. He was a life time member of the V.F.W., Jacksonville Post # 4548. He is survived by his wife, Rose Mary Gregory Burt of 44 years; daughter, Donna Majeske and her husband Michael of Jacksonville; son, Charles Riggan and his wife Brenda of Ward; sister, Frances DeForge of Nebraska; brothers, Richard Burt of Nebraska and Charles Burt of California; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Thursday at Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery, North Little Rock. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Doris Rodgers Johnson, 74, of Jacksonville passed away May 3 at The Victoria Care Center in Ventura, Calif., where she received loving care in the last months of her life. She was born in Des Arc on June 6, 1930. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, David Leslie Johnson.

Survivors include her son, David Johnson of West Union, S.C. and a sister, Alice Isgrig of Little Rock.

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, where Johnson was a member, on Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, 1208 West Main St., Jacksonville, AR 72206 or The Arthritis Foundation. Johnson was entrusted to the care of Joseph Reardon Funeral Home in Ventura, Calif.

Lloyd James Darnall, 86 of Lonoke, died May 16 at his home. Darnall was born June 26, 1918 in Waco, Nebraska to the late Walter G. and Mary Rose Darnall. He retired from the United States Army in 1962 after 22 years of service, and was a World War II and Korean conflict veteran. He was a member of Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church. After his military career he was a real estate agent, a rock mason and cabinet maker as well as a livestock farmer. His wife Virginia Darnall preceded him in death. He is survived by the church family at Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Thursday at Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Freddy Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Butlerville Cemetery in Butlerville.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.

Myra Nell Campbell, 73, of Tallahassee, Florida died May 12, at her daughter’s home in Pompano Beach following a courageous battle against lung cancer. Born in Beebe, she moved to Tallahassee in 1990 from Fort Smith.

Myra attended college at Arkansas State University in Beebe. Her career spanned such versatile occupations as investigator for the Florida Department of Condominiums and Land Sales to several posts in the medical support professions.

She was an active leader and member of many charitable and service organizations extending throughout Arkansas and in Tallahassee. In past years, she served as president of the Retired Military Auxiliary in Fort Smith, and as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. Myra also had a passion for growing living things, and wherever life took her she gardened, indoors and out. An accomplished seamstress, she quilted, both for family and charities, sewed and created clothing designs and interior decor.

She is survived by her beloved companion, Peter C. Pulrang of Tallahassee, FL; her daughter, Carla L. Coleman of Pompano Beach, FL; three sons, Charles E. Campbell, Jr. of Newport, AR; Mark S. Campbell of Little Rock, AR; and Phillip D. Campbell of Panama City, FL and five grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, James R. White of Little Rock, AR; her sister, Aleen Mash of Beebe, AR.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Friday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Westbrook Funeral Home and she will be interred at the Antioch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to Hospice Care of Southeast Florida, 309 SE 18th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.

Nancy Lou Rohr, 77, of Cabot, died May 6 at Rebsamen Medical Center in Jacksonville. She was born March 7, 1928 in St. Louis to the late William and Lyla Ketterer Dillman. Rohr was a Lutheran and a retired vice president of Security Pacific National Bank. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Robert Rohr Sr., three brothers; Roger, Martin and Al Dillman and one sister, Rose Carr.

Survivors include one son; Charles Rohr and his wife Rochelle of Cabot, one daughter, Kellye Rohr and her husband Leonard Ratican of Cabot, a sister; Mary Hayes of Lakewood, Calif., six grandchildren, Charles Derek Rohr, Rachel Kayla Rohr, Sonya Jeanette Rohr, Madison Mae Rohr, Steven Donald Rohr and Michael Anthony Ratican, all of Cabot. Private services under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.

Forest Bedford Balding, Jr., 69, of Floyd was born Nov. 1, 1935, to Forest Bedford Balding, Sr., and Alice Ruby Gray Balding in Ward and died May 14.

Bedford was a chemistry, physics, and mathematics teacher at Cotton Plant High School in Cotton Plant. He retired from the United States Army where he served around the world. He then retired from the Arkansas State Health Department.

He leaves behind the love of his life, Rose Balding and his sons, Harvey and wife Cecile and Forest and wife Jeannie. He also leaves behind his most valued possessions, three beautiful grandchildren: Krystal, Nathan, and Forest. Bedford is also survived by his sister, Alice Kirkland and husband Leroy and aunts, Carolyn and husband Maurice Jackson and Maysel Tucker. Bedford was preceded in death by his parents and a beloved son, Teil Hobin Balding.

Funeral service were held Tuesday at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with burial in Sylvania Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jay Sisk, Leroy Kirkland, Roy Kirkland, Dennis Kirkland, Jason Rogers and Zac Kirkland.

J. C. Pruitt, 88, of Beebe, died May 14. He was a retired farmer and construction worker. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Pruitt; four sons, Bartis Pruitt and wife Ellen of Little Rock, Dewey Pruitt and wife Barbara of Cabot, Charles Pruitt and wife Jane, and Ronnie Pruitt, all of Beebe; two daughters, Jean Mulholland and husband Walt of Fort Worth, Texas, and Sheila Bullock of Beebe; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Antioch Cemetery.

Luther David Rhodes, Sr., 79, of Lonoke passed away on May 13.

He was preceded in death by his wife Katie Rhodes and grandson Chad Rhodes. Survivors include his children Luther and Charles Rhodes, Joyce Rhodes all of Lonoke, Kay Anderson of Michigan; Loyce Brand of North Little Rock; and Martha Barnhart of Carlisle; brother Thomas Joseph Rhodes Jr., of Mayflower; sisters Lorene Caton of Lonoke and Elizabeth Rhodes of Scott, 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Boyd Funeral Home Chapel in Lonoke, with interment in Hicks Cemetery.