Leader Blues

Wednesday, August 10, 2005



Archie Clyde Hamilton Sr., 86, of Gravel Ridge, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 6. He was born Dec. 3, 1918, in Hunting-ton, Texas, the son of the late Henry and Linnie Hamilton.

He was an active member of the Church of Christ for many years, and was a member of Bailey Street Church of Christ at the time of his passing.

He served in the Army for more than eight years during and after the Second World War in Australia and New Guinea with the 43rd Engineers, and he retired from the Arkansas Army National Guard in Pine Bluff.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and three brothers. Archie is survived by his wife of 64 exceptionally loving years, Gladys M. Hamilton, who he met in Pine Bluff; his son Archie “A.C.” Hamilton, Jr., and wife Edith of Corpus Christi, Texas; his daughter, Deborah Fitt and husband Cliff of Gravel Ridge; two grandsons; Dirk Hamilton and wife Laura of Bryant and Aric Hamilton of El Dorado; one granddaughter, Jennifer Fitt of Ward; one step-granddaughter, Bobbi Sjoberg of Lutsen, Minn.; one great-granddaughter, Grace Hamilton of El Dorado; two step-great-granddaughters; Kristina Grabher and Brandy Kindrick of Bryant; one step-great-great-granddaughter, Trinity Kindrick of Bryant; one brother, H. Wayne Hamilton and wife Dorothy of Huntington, Texas; many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Moore’s Jack-sonville Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Sinapiades officiating. Entombment in Chapel Pines Mausoleum.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eastern European Mission, P.O. Box 90755, Houston, Texas, 77290


Billy O. McGee, 73, died Aug. 8. He was a Army veteran of the Korean War and had owned a farm equipment business for 31 years. Survivors include his wife Rose Pickett McGee; three sons, Billy Kirk McGee and his wife Martie, Bobby Kent McGee and wife Jami and Gregory Keith McGee and wife Amy, all of Lonoke; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Doyne McGee of Lonoke, Carthal McGee of Texas, Carroll McGee of Ward and Dale McGee of North Little Rock.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Lonoke Cemetery, arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.


Mary Jane Watson Daniel, 78, of Beebe died Aug. 8.

She was born on June 3, 1927, in Beebe and graduated from Beebe High School.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Pauline Warren Wood, her brother, Lt. Richard “Dick” Watson and sister-in-law Bernice Daniel Riggs. Mary Jane is survived by her husband of sixty years, Merold Daniel; one son, Terry Daniel and wife Lanis of Maumelle; one daughter, Anita Jane Pfaffenberger and husband Kenny of Beebe; one sister, Lynn Linton and husband Jack of Benton; brother-in-law Royce Daniel and wife Edwana of Beebe; brother-in-law T. Harold Riggs of North Little Rock; two granddaughters, Courtney Whiting of Pine Bluff and Amanda White of Stuttgart; one grandson Ian Daniel of Beebe; two step-grandsons, Brad Simon of Austin, Texas and Morgan Long of Conway; one step-granddaughter, Tamara Roberts of Benton; two precious great-grandchildren, Rowan Berry and Ridge White; and her uncle, William Warren of Beebe. She also leaves behind a host of relatives and friends. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Stoney Point Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church, Beebe.


Mary Ann Burrows, 53, of Cabot, claimed her eternal prize on Aug. 6 in Little Rock. She was born on March 18, 1952 in Little Rock to Malvin and Helen Goode.

She worked in the insurance department at Jacksonville Medical Clinic for 15 years. A special thanks to Dr. Dale Calhoon, Sharron Stephens, the nurses and staff at Jacksonville Medical Clinic, the doctors and nurses at Rebsamen Hospital, and UAMS.

Mary attended Bible Missionary Church in Cabot where she enjoyed working at church camp.
Mary and Larry Joe were married July 9, 1970 and enjoyed 35 loving years together.
She is survived by her parents, Malvin and Helen Goode; her husband, Larry Joe Burrows, Sr.; one son, Larry Joe Burrows, Jr. and wife, Stephanie; one sister, Sandra Rester and husband, Maury; one niece, Kristi Rester; father-in-law, Raymond K. Burrows and mother-in-law, Mary Smith; two grandchildren, Kinley and Clayton Burrows. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel with Mark Evans and Ed Manis officiating. Burial will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Cabot. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.