Leader Blues

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

OBITUARIES

E.L. Luttrell

Elwyn “E. L.” Leroy Luttrell of Beebe was born July 8, 1912, at Tishamingo, Miss., and died Monday, June 13. He was a veteran of World War II, a building contractor and a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Morine Perry; mother, Ada Modeana Bruton; father, Walter Raleigh Luttrell; sisters Mary Helen Thorne and Grace Mae Luttrell; and brother, James Edward Orville Luttrell; and one grandchild.

He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Louise Luttrell Halfacre of Pleasant Grove; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mattie Faye Croney of Widener and Ruth Louise Moseley of Memphis.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe, and from 11 a.m. Thursday until service time at First Baptist Church, Caldwell. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the church, with burial in Hughes Cemetery.

Doris Stanley

Doris R. Stanley, 77, of Pleasant Plains died June 13. She was a housewife and a Baptist.

She is survived by her husband, John Marvin Stanley; two daughters, Regenia Matheny of Pleasant Plains and Phyllis Hensley of Batesville; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Doris was preceded in death by her son, Marvin L. Stanley.
Visitation will begin 10 a.m. Thursday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Roosevelt Baptist Church, Pleasant Plains with burial in Roosevelt Cemetery.

Esther Eubanks

Esther Louise Eubanks, 86, died June 11.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Beebe. Survivors include two sons, Jim Eubanks and wife Sandra of Beebe and Gary Eubanks and wife Gloria of Jonesboro; one daughter, Marie Miller of Fort Smith; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Armstrong of South Carolina and Sue Coclasure of Lonoke and one brother, Ken Nelson of Lonoke.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Wattensaw Baptist Church with interment in Wattensaw Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Memorials may be made to Wattensaw Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Boyd Funeral Home.

Sara Berry

Sara Nichole Berry, 20, of Austin, passed away June 7. She was born July 26, 1984, in Jacksonville. She was preceded in death by her grandmother Carolyn Darlene Maddox.
Survivors include husband Chris Berry of North Little Rock; children Kaitlyn Michelle Berry and Allen Michael Berry both of Austin; mother, Rita Perkins of Austin; father and stepmother Dana and Marla Perkins of North Little Rock; two brothers, Philip Perkins of Cabot and Marlen Clark of North Little Rock; grandparents, Myrna Perkins of Sherwood, Philip Perkins of Bryant, Bob and Wanda Maddox of Moline, Ill.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, with entombment at Rest Hills Cemetery. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service.

Alma Leggitt

Alma Lee Leggitt, 79, of Jacksonville, died June 10. She was born on Sept. 25, 1925 in Des Arc to the late William and Bertie Tremey Dobbs. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Jacksonville. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Thomas Dobbs.

She is survived by her husband, Dewey Leggitt; step-children, Monty Leggitt of Conway, Ted and Jerry Leggitt both of Jacksonville, Joanna Rowley of Jacksonville and Shirley Henry of North Little Rock; brother, William Junior Dobbs of St. Louis, Mo.; sisters, Pauline Branham of St. Louis and Clara Sue Quinn of Brinkley and a host of step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held Monday at First Assembly of God Church in Jacksonville, Rev. Royce Lowe officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Hills Cemetery in North Little Rock.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Bertha Ahrens

Bertha Odean Ahrens, 86, of Jacksonville died June 14 at Rebsaman Medical Center. She was born May 29, 1919 in Searcy to the late Oscar C. and Stella Emily Davis Lamb.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon Lamb and O. C. Lamb and a sister, Edna Wortham. Ahrens was a Lutheran and a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Edward H. Ahrens; a daughter, Julia Frances Whitsell and a son, Robert Scott Ahrens, both of Jacksonville; sister, Ima P. Gridley; nine grandchildren, Julia K. Leistra, Paula G. Reshel, Sherry Lynn Alberson, Laura Griffith, Lisa Randals, Jeremy Ahrens, Dale Ahrens, Dacota Ahrens, and Lindsey Ahrens; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Jacksonville Care Channel. Private services will be at a later time. Arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Melvin Tullos

Melvin Charles Tullos, 71, a long-time resident of Cabot, died June 8 at Springcreek Living Center in Cabot.

He was a member of Old Austin Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, and parents Earl and Lela Tullos, a brother Faber, and sister Joyce Ogburn.
He is survived by one son Steve and two step-sons, Mark and Larry Free, five brothers, Eugene of Campbell, Mo., Dwight of Little Rock, Kenneth, Darrell, and Doyle all of Cabot, and three sisters, Marilyn Mahoney, Linda Gramlick, and Doris Brewster all of Cabot; and grandsons Joshua, Cody and Tyler Tullos. Services were held Friday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cabot.

The family would like to express sincere appreciation to the staff at Springcreek Living Center for the excellent care provided during Melvin’s stay at the living center. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service.