Leader Blues

Thursday, August 18, 2005



Edward Leonard Wittenberg, 66, of Cabot, passed away Aug. 15. He was born Dec. 9, 1938, in Little Rock to the late Edward and Roberta Wittenberg.
He was a dual member of the Presbyterian and Methodist churches.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Holt Wittenberg of the home; a son, Shane Leonard Wittenberg of Little Rock; one stepdaughter, Sandy Ward of North Little Rock; two stepsons, Kent Gregory Holt of Little Rock and Paul James Holt of Cabot; and one sister, Patricia Brantley-Wittenberg of Little Rock; two grandchildren and four step grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Ferndale. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Presbyterian Church of Beebe or Cabot United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service.


Ronald W. Miller, 56, died Aug. 11.
He was a devout Christian, deacon and life-long member of Steele Bridge Baptist Church. He was an 18-year employee of J.B. Hunt Transport and was a veteran of United States Marine Corps where he served his country during Vietnam. He leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Rita; two sons, Raymond and his wife Jennie of England and Dewayne and his wife Stacey of Lonoke; a brother, Jerry and his wife Marilyn of Carlisle; a sister, Shelby and her husband Daryl Clements of Furlow; three grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Lonoke Baptist Church with burial in Lonoke Cemetery, arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke. Memorials may be made to Steele Bridge Church, Lonoke or Hospice Home Care, 2200 South Bowman Road, Little Rock.


Robert James Dorlaque, 72, of Cabot, passed away Aug. 12. Born Oct. 19, 1932 in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Fred and Mary Dorlaque.
Also preceding him in death is his first wife, Janice Dorlaque; his second wife, Marilyn Dorlaque, and two brothers, Ed and Red Dorlaque.

Survivors include three daughters, Lana and her husband William McClain of Sherwood, Sandy and her husband Scott Todd of Florence, Oregon, and Barbara and her husband Brian Anderson of Orem, Utah; a son, Robert Allen and his wife Paula Dorlaque of Cabot; a sister, Mary Murphy of St. Charles, Mo.; four brothers, Glen, Virgil and Ollie Dorlaque, all of St. Louis, and Al Dorlaque of Deming, N.M.; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Charles, Mo., with internment to follow at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis.
Local arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service of Cabot. Missouri arrangements by Paul Funeral Home of St. Charles, Missouri.


H. F. Harvey, 84, of Beebe died Aug. 13.
He was a retired employee of the Jacuzzi Co. H. F. served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.
He was a member of Beebe First Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Harvey, and his daughter, Denise Keeling. He is survived by two sons, William Harvey of Batesville, Miss., and Steve and his wife Shirley Harvey of Jonesboro; a daughter, Lisa Holmes of Jackson-ville; seven grandchildren; 13 grandchildren; a sister, Alcidean Millington of Memphis, and a half-sister, Eunice McCall of Plano, Texas.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Beebe Cemetery.
Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home of Beebe.


Alvin Hallmark, 84, of Beebe died Aug. 12.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Beebe First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Adelene Hallmark; three sons, Larry and wife Lynelle Hallmark, Ronny Hallmark and Ricky and wife Lana Hallmark, all of Beebe; four grandsons, Brent, Scott, Cory and Evan; one granddaughter, Rosemary; one great-granddaughter, Addy; one brother, Melvin Hallmark of North Little Rock; one sister, Zelda Schraer of Alvin, Texas; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were Monday, at Beebe First Baptist Church, with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.


Harry Allen Norwood, 70, of Jacksonville, passed away Aug. 13 in North Little Rock.
He was born July 16, 1935, in Craton, Neb., to the late Frank and Clara Erinburg Norwood He retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service.

He also retired from Hiwasse Manufacturing. He was a reserve police officer with the Jacksonville Police Department. Harry was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Elvina Pickles and a brother, Berna Norwood.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; sons, Frank Norwood of Florida, Gary Norwood of Lonoke; step-sons, Ricky and Darrell Butler both of Corning, and Mike Norwood of Virginia; stepdaughter, Linda Wilcut of Corning; a brother, Dale Norwood of Bend, Oregon; two grandsons and four stepgrandchildren.

Funeral services were Monday at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel followed by interment in Arkansas Memorial Gardens in North Little Rock.
Arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.