Leader Blues

Wednesday, August 24, 2005



Rachel E. Jones, 80, of Lonoke, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 22.
She was a Baptist and was retired from the state of Arkansas as a case worker for social services.
She is survived by one brother, the Rev. Kelly Jones of Beebe; a niece, Lynda Sue Reeves and husband Tommy of North Little Rock; two nephews, Ray and Roy Jones; two great-nephews, John and Brad Reeves and a host of cousins and friends.
Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Thursday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday at New Hope Cemetery, Carlisle.


Russell Jack Dorsey, 73, of Jacksonville, passed away Aug. 22 in Little Rock. He was born on May 4, 1932, in White Hall, Va., to the late Elmer R. and Nettie E. Braithwaite Dorsey. He served in the United States Air Force and retired after 21 years of service. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Cynthia Scott Dorsey and a brother, Tub Dorsey.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Dorsey of Jacksonville; two sons, Russell, Jr. and Douglas Dorsey, both of Cabot; three daughters, Faith Bryant of Mt. Home, Frances Fair Dorsey of Harrison and Felicia Dorsey of Memphis; five brothers, John, Jim, Blue and Jody Dorsey; two sisters, Jean Perkins and Judy Boyd; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jack-sonville Funeral Home.


Nina Lucille Wilkerson, 86, of Pine Bluff died Aug. 19 in Pine Bluff.
She was born May 9, 1919 in England to Thomas Emery and Emma Burkett Roach.
She was a member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church and was employed for over 20 years as a time keeper with Rebsamen Motors, now Franklin Electric before her retirement.
Wilkerson is survived by two daughters, Rita Ann James of Pine Bluff and Billie Ruth Hill of Martinsburg, W.V. She is also survived by three sisters, Ruth Castleberry of Lonsdale, Jean Denton of Little Rock and Carolyn Duley of Rockville, Md., as well as 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchilren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William Henry Wilkerson; one daughter, Carol Borrengrasser, and two brothers, Daris Roach and Hubert Roach.
Funeral services were held Monday at Watson Chapel Baptist Church in Pine Bluff officiated by M.L. Faler and John Hagan. Interment followed in Rest Hills Cemetery in Sherwood.
Memorial contributions may be to the building fund at Watson Chapel Baptist Church 5514 Pinnacle Lane, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603.