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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

OBITUARIES>> June 22, 2005

James larry Wigginton, Sr.

James Larry Wigginton, Sr., 56 of North Little Rock, passed away June 19 at Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock. He was born April 19, 1949, in Sherwood the son of Bulious and Millie Jean Hill Wigginton. He was preceded in death by his mother and a son, James Wigginton Jr. James was an Army veteran and worked in carpet laying and flooring for 30 years.

Survivors include his father and step-mother, Bulious and Sandra Wigginton of North Little Rock; a daughter, Tonya Rettstatt of Cabot; eight brothers, Billy Eugene, Jerry Allen, William Walker, Sr., Warren Buford, Glenn Wayne, Steve Michael, Gary Lee and Darrel Lynn; four sisters, Mary Illgner, Anna Mae Wright, Brenda Sanders and Betty Lou Chafton; a half-sister, Holly V. Watson; three grandchildren, Jessica Marie Mitchell, Justin Lee Edward Mitchell and Samantha Sue Rettstatt, and a special friend, Ethel Bargiel.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Darrell Wigginton officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park.

Funeral arrangements are by Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Jodie Ray Carlock, Jr.

Jodie Ray Carlock, Jr., age 1, died June 18. He is survived by his father and mother, Jody and Misty Carlock; sisters, Brittany and Alexie Carlock, all of the home; grandparents, Sammy Hopkins, Mary Hopkins of Ward and Cindy Raper of Lonoke; great grandmothers, Shirley Oliver of Ward and Charity Alexander of Wright; great-great grandmother, Marie McIntire of Ward; and aunts, Patty, Kathy and Kathey of Ward and Christy of Beebe. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Bob Raper and uncle Rickey Raper.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel, Lonoke with interment in Monk Cemetery.

Nellie Garland

Nellie Izeta Burton Garland, 91, of Austin, left this world to be with her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, on June 19.

She was born in Mt. Vernon to the late Rufus Talbert and Georgia Ann Burton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Belton “L.B.” Garland; a daughter, Vernell Garland; a son, Roy Lee Garland; a brother, Jimmy Burton; a sister, Berthel Bratcher; a grandson, and a great-grandson.

She is survived by four sons, Donald Garland of Tupelo and Tommy Garland of Cabot, Charles Garland of Austin and Larry Garland of Clarksville; a daughter, Bobbye Theiring of Cabot; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Austin Station Baptist Church, with burial at Beebe Cemetery.

Rena Fay Price

Rena Fay Price of Beebe, 69, moved to her heavenly home Sunday evening, June 19 after a courageous four-year illness.

She was a devoted wife, “mom” and “grandmom.” She loved spending time with her family and especially enjoyed her grandchildren. Riding the motorcycle with her husband, traveling, antique shopping, and collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia were some of her other favorite activities. Rena Fay was born Feb. 17, 1936, in Strawberry. She graduated from Beebe High School and worked for many years at Short’s Clinic, Burrow’s Drug Store, Bank of Cabot, ASU-Beebe, Beebe Public Schools, and First Security Bank.
Her parents, Clyde and Oddie Mae Conyers; two brothers, Arthur and Tommy Conyers, and her first husband, Chester Fecher, preceded her in death.

Surviving her are her husband, Charles Price; her daughter, Sherry Fecher Sowell and her husband Rick and their children Tiffany, Juli and Daniel; and her sons Charles Fecher and his wife Nuria; Garrick Price and his wife Kathy and their children Kaitlin, Jake, and Kara; all of Beebe; her brother James Conyers of Bremerton, Washington; and her sister Betty Copeland of Little Rock.

Rena Fay was a member of Beebe First United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held there on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Beebe First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 247, Beebe, Ark. 72012, the American Cancer Society, or Arkansas Hospice Foundation, 5600 W. 12th St., Little Rock, Ark. 72204. Arrangements by West-brook Funeral Home in Beebe.

John Dennis

John Edward Dennis, 65, died June 17. Survivors include brothers and sisters, Charles Dennis, Carroll Dennis and Sally Kemp of Carlisle, and Bernice Bell of Pine Bluff. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eber Dennis and Ethel Rice; brother Roy Dennis and sister, Marie Clark.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Carlisle with interment following in Flat Bayou Cemetery in Altheimer.

Arrangements are by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke. The family will receive friends 12-1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Norma Winfrey

Norma Jean Winfrey, 53, of Romance died June 17. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Winfrey and her father, Loy Henderson. She is survived by her mother, Billie Hendrickson; two sons, Daniel Winfrey and Randy Winfrey; her daughter, Dayna Reynolds; three grandchildren, Samantha, Tiffany and James Ray; and two brothers, Johnny Hendrickson and Steve Hendrickson. Graveside services were held Monday at New Floyd Cemetery.

Mary LaVelle

Mary Lou LaVelle, 71, of Beebe, died June 17.

She spent her career in the apartment and hotel business, having retired in New York. After retirement, Lou moved back to her childhood town of Beebe.

She was a member of the White County Republican Women and served on the Beebe Planning and Zoning Commission and the Beebe City Council. She also founded the Depot Art Gallery in Beebe. She was a member of Beebe First Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her son, Roy, and wife Joan Lavelle of Jekyll Island, Ga., and her daughter, Rose LaVelle of Beebe; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and her three cats whom she loved dearly, Precillia, Bobby Jo and Castaway.

After visitation, at Lou’s request, she was cremated, and a private memorial service will be held on the beach at Jekyll Island.

Larry Peterson

Larry David Peterson, 42, died June 17 at his home in Cabot. He was born Nov. 13, 1962, in Little Rock to Jeanette and Gene Peterson. Larry was a devoted husband and is survived by his wife of 14 years, Anna Kay Elmore Peterson; other survivors include his mother, Dorothy Jeanette Peterson; his father, Thomas Gene Peterson; three brothers, Tom-Ed, Robert and Johnny; two sisters, Rita Adams and Karen Privitt, all of Lonoke; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Pat Stout.

Funeral services were Monday at Lonoke Apostolic Church with burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice Foundation, 5600 W. 12th St., Little Rock, Ark. 72204 or ALS Association for Lou Gehrig’s Research, 27001 Agoura Road, Calabasas Hills, Calif. 81301. Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home.