Leader Blues

Wednesday, October 05, 2005



Goldie M. Raney, 89, of Beebe went to be with her Lord and Savior Oct. 2 in Beebe. She was born Aug. 18 1916, in Louisiana, Mo., to the late Frank and Ollie Bandy Perkins. She was a homemaker and a canner for the Libby Company.
Raney was also a member of Union Valley Baptist Church in Beebe where she was very active.
She is survived by two sons, Walter Raney and his wife Margie and Gene Raney and his wife Marlene, as well as three daughters, Bonnie Skasick, Rosie Kirk, Edna Fisher and her husband Rick. One brother, Donald Perkins and his wife Retha also survive her as well as 23 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 50 years, William Eugene Raney; one son, Ollie Raney; three infant children; four brothers, Charlie, Art, Tom, and Carl Perkins. One daughter-in-law and two sons-in-law and four grandchildren also preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Cabot Funeral Home. The service will be officiated by Tommy Miller with burial in Fredonia Cemetery in Mountain View. Memorials may be made to the Union Valley Baptist Church Building Fund.
Funeral arrangements are by Cabot Funeral Home.


Charlene Griffin, 78, of Little Rock died Sept. 30. She was a wonderful mom and grandmother and was a member of Markham Street Baptist Church in Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rhonda Hamilton and her husband, Doc Griffin. She is survived by two sons, Tony Felton Griffin of Perryville and Buddy Griffin of Arlington, Texas; two daughters, Becky Herron of Charleston, S.C., and Donna Almond of Little Rock; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Verlon Jones and Lonzo Jones.
Funeral services were held Monday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Weir Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Baptist Hospice, 11900 Colonel Glenn Rd., Ste. 2300, Little Rock, Ark.


Bera Alleane Price Robinson, 78, of Beebe, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 1.
She was a retired school teacher with the Beebe Public School System, served as a volunteer for Central Arkansas Hospital for 17 years, and served many years as secretary of Antioch Baptist Church, where she was a member. She is survived by two daughters, Carla Jane Byrum and Marianne Robinson Lindsey and husband Charles E., all of Beebe; one sister, Maxine Harrell and husband Waymond of Conroe, Texas; a granddaughter, Tonya A. Evans of Beebe; nephews, Howard Harrell of Texas, Mark Price of Louisiana, Scott Price of Florida; and a niece, Sharon, of Slidell, La. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Robinson and a grandson, B.J. Byrum.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Antioch Community Church, with burial in Antioch Cemetery.


Sarah Tena Street, 64, of Beebe, was born Sept. 25, 1941, and died Oct. 2. She was a Christian. She is survived by her stepmother, Era Jones of Scott; two sisters, Donna Smith of Marion and Debra Furman of Buffalo, N.Y.; one brother, Earnest Alexander of Santa Monica, Calif.; four special friends, Alice Mahoney, Ray Jones, Tasha Ballard and Sue Land; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 106 S. Spring, Searcy, Ark., 72143.