Leader Blues

Wednesday, September 07, 2005



John Daniel Roach, 68, of El Paso, passed away Sept. 3 in North Little Rock. He was born Feb. 14, 1937, in Little Rock to the late John Robert and Katie Roach. He married Frances Johnson Oct. 19, 1954, in Little Rock. Together they had four children and adopted five children.
Preceding him in death were his parents John Robert Roach and Katie McCler Roach; seven brothers: Robert, Calvin, Alan, Hilton, Paul, Floyd and Richard; and one sister, Virginia Bailey.
Survivors include his loving wife for over 50 years, Frances Mamie Roach of the home; nine children: Larry Roach, Linda Roach, Ricky Roach, Melissa Wooldridge, and Gene Roach all of El Paso, Rachel Cash of Cabot, LeaAnn Foshee of Amarillo, Texas, Tiffiny Roach and Carol Adams both of El Paso; two sisters, Charlean Mayfield and Dar-lene Goode both of Cabot; two brothers: Jesse Roach of Cabot and Jimmy Roach of Rusk, Texas; 18 grandchildren and six great grand-children. Funeral services were held Sept. 6 at Mt. Springs Baptist Church with interment at Grissard Cemetery in El Paso.
Arrangements were by Thomas Funeral Service 713 South Second St. in Cabot.


Charles “Tommy” Busby, 53, of Cabot, died Friday, Sept. 2. He was a musician and gardener.
He is survived by two sons, Kenny Busby and Lance Busby and wife, Rene all of Austin; brother, James Busby and wife, Pat of Cabot; sister, Jackie Goodwin and husband, Otis of Cabot; nieces, Shanna Busby and Denise Sword and husband, Mark; nephews, Brett Busby, Bradley Busby, Allen Tucker and wife, Mona, David Tucker and wife, Tanya; great-nephews, Blake Busby, Mark and Mallory Sword, Heather and Bradley Tucker and Jacob Tucker.
Funeral services were Sept. 6 at Austin Church of Christ with burial at Sylvania Cemetery by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.


Lyle Poindexter, 75, of McRae, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, Sept. 4. He was retired from Harding University with over 38 years of service in the automotive maintenance department, a farmer and a member of West Side Church of Christ, Searcy.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lorene Goff Poindexter; two daughters, Myra Spence and husband, Jamie of Beebe, Stephanie Poindexter Milton of Searcy; three granddaughters, Erica Young, An-drea McCoy and Alicia Scarbor-ough; a great-granddaughter, Ash-lynn McCoy; one brother, Phillip Poindexter of McRae; four sisters, Betty Jones of Searcy, Imogene Gardner of Denver, Colo., Leoda Bennett of Jacksonville and Ann McQueen of Little Rock. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ovid and Elsie Poindexter and a brother, James Poindexter.
Funeral services were Sept. 6 at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe with burial at Antioch Cemetery.