Leader Blues

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

OBITUARIES>>May 4, 2005

Steve Cross
Steve G. Cross, 75, of Robinsonville, Miss., died Monday at his home.
He was born June 23, 1929 in Gastonia, N.C., to the late Paul Nixon and Ora Ingledove Welch Childers.

Cross retired from the Air Force in 1972 after 26 years of service as a senior master sergeant. He was a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Post 243 in Bessemer City, N.C., and the Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by one son, Steve Roland Cross of Robinsonville, Miss., and one daughter, Pamela R. Levering of Eureka Springs.

Cross is also survived by one brother, Paul Nixon Childers of Alamogordo, N.M., and one sister, Kathleen (Toonkie) Burgin of South Carolina; three grandchildren, Wayne C. Levering of Utica, N.Y.; Gwen Etheredge of Cabot; and Steve W. Cross of Blacksburg, S.C. as well as three great-grandchildren; Allen Charles Etheredge of Cabot, Hanna Estelle Etheredge of Cabot and Noah Holden Cross of Blacksburg, S.C., who also survive him.

Cross was preceded in death by his wife Frankie Luella Cross, one brother, Raymond Cross and one sister Jacquelyn Hoffman.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Glover Cemetery in Lonoke. Arrangements are by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.


Lloyd Burgess
Lloyd Richard “Buddy” Burgess, 81, died in his home at Austin on May 3. Born on Nov. 15, 1923, in Lonoke County to the late Reverend R.B. and Lottie Burgess. Buddy was a retired carpenter and a member, deacon and song leader of Campground Union Church.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, John Burgess of Cabot.

He is survived by his wife, Rhoda Bell Dedmon Burgess of 55 years and five sons and their wives; Charles and Cheryl Beasley of Ward, Berry and Julie Burgess of Bigelow, Randy and Evelyn Burgess of Cabot, Bobby and Karen Burgess of Austin and Kelly Burgess of Austin; one daughter Melinda Cole and her husband Randy Cole of Ward.

Also 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers Earl Burgess and Robert “Sonny” Burgess both of Cabot; and three sisters, Louise Skinner and Pat Dodd, both of Cabot and Marcie Watson of Benton.

Visitation will be held Wednes-day from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.
Funeral services will be officiated by Reverend Ron Cody at Campground Union Church on Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial immediately following at Hicks Cemetery in the Sandhill Community. Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service of Cabot.

Brenda Hodge
Brenda Joyce Patrom Hodge, 55, of Searcy, died April 29.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny L. Hodge of Searcy; three sons, Tony Patrom of Wynne-wood, Okla., Randy Patrom and Bryan Patrom, both of El Paso; one daughter, Charolette Richardson of Beebe; eight grandchildren and one sister, Jo Ann Clardy of El Paso. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vendal and Agnes Davis.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe, with burial in Grissard Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Beebe.


Sam Agee Sr.
Sam Agee, Sr., 96, of Cabot died April 29 in Cabot. Agee was born April 26, 1909, in Little Rock to the late Rayford and Alice Agee.

He retired from Myers bakery in 1974 after almost 50 years. He was a member and deacon of Landmark Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

He was preceded in death by two brothers Olin Agee, and Walter Agee, and one sister Ollie McCrotty.

He is survived by his wife, of over 76 years, Rosetta Stafford Agee; two children, Sam Agee, Jr. of Sherwood and Miladeen Dennie of Collierville, Tenn.; one sister, Ruby Roudebaugh of Sherwood and one brother, Marvin Agee of Little Rock; six grandchildren, Cheryl Jon Wood, Nikki Lynn Mitchell, Deena Sue Abeysckera, Floyd Scott Agee, Jay Eddie Agee, and Tanya Kay Emery; and eight great grandchildren, Kellie Nich-ole Mitchell, John Ryan Mitchell, Chelsea Lynn Mitchell, Kyle Raiford Wood, Floyd Scott Agee, Jr., Sarah Elizabeth Agee, Bradly James Emery and Shannon Ruth Emery also survive him.

Funeral services were held Monday at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Tim Carter officiating.

Interment followed at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.

Memorial contributions may be made to Landmark Baptist Church in Jacksonville.


Alberta Williams
Alberta “Sis” Brown Williams, 87, died April 30.
She was the widow of Bruce Williams.

She is survived by her brothers Woodrow and wife, Bessie, Brown of Orange, Texas; daughter, Linda and husband, Juan, Perez of Lonoke; sons, Jimmy and wife, Lou, Williams of Denison, Texas, Bill Williams and very special friend Carol Inman of Saginaw, Mich., Vernon and wife, Charlotte, Williams of North Little Rock, Kenneth Williams of Austin and Garry and wife Brenda Williams of Austin; 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and a special friend, Alice Mathis of Austin.

Funeral services were held May 3 at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke with interment in Brownsville Cemetery.