Leader Blues

Wednesday, October 26, 2005



Sam Mahmoud, 13, of Beebe passed away Oct. 23. He was an eighth-grade student at Beebe Junior High. He is survived by his parents, Sam and Aida Mahmoud of Beebe; three brothers, Adel of Beebe, Zack and Aaron of Attalla, Ala.,; and one sister, Anna Mills of Jacksonville. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe, with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pine Bluff.


Gip Jerry Wells, 27, of North Little Rock, died Oct. 24.
Survivors include children, Dakota, Dalton and Aspen Wells of Texas, and Saera Cox of Little Rock; parents, Linda and Jerry Wells of North Little Rock; brother, Glenn Seyller, sister, Missy Moss both of Little Rock.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Wattensaw Cemetery, Lonoke.


Edward A. Peterson, 67, of north Las Vegas, Nev., died Oct. 21.
He was retired from the Air Force, having served in the Marines, Navy and Army Corp. of Engineers. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict. Peterson was a Christian. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 35 years, Patricia Peterson and is survived by one son, Christopher P. Alveti of Clarksville, Tenn.; one daughter, Linda Alveti-Sarota of Riverside, Calif.; two grandchildren, Chad Alveti and Crystal Alveti, both of Beebe; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe, with burial in Arkansas State Veterans Cem-etery.


Brenda Kay Reed, 41, of Austin, passed away Oct. 23. She was born Feb. 26, 1964, in Mockley, Fla., to Owen and Mary Davis.
She was preceded in death by her father Owen Davis and a brother. Survivors include her husband, Frankie Reed; two sons, Ronnie and Cody Reed all of the home; mother, Mary Davis of Ward; and three sisters, Pat Boone of Ward, Helen Dover and Billie Noey both of North Little Rock. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Campground Union Church in Cabot with Bro. Ron Cody officiating. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service.


Deacon Perry Lee Dodson, Jr., 64, died Oct. 22. He was vice chairman of St. John Baptist Deacon Board, one of the original members of the Zion 5 Jr. Gospel Singers, vice president of St. John Baptist Choir and was a veteran of the Army.
His parents, Perry Lee Dodson, Sr. and Annie Elizabeth Waller Dodson and several brothers and sisters preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Estella Dodson; daughter, Bonita Walter and husband Anthony of Little Rock; son, Rev. Brian Dodson and wife Jackie of DeValls Bluff; brothers, Major Dodson of California and Robert Dodson and wife Aretha of Lonoke; one sister, Laura Spencer and husband Eddie of Lonoke; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Gateway Fellowship Church. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Garden.


Joseph D. Chamblee, 69, of Ward, died Oct. 21. He was born in Romance, and was a retired meat cutter. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his son, Mark Allen Chamblee of Ward; two daughters, Melinda Ryan and husband Charles of Batesville and April Gammel and husband David of Lonoke; two grandchildren, Amanda Armstong and Cliff Ryan; one great-grandchild, Camden Ryan; two brothers, Dennis Wondel Chamblee and Joe Chamblee; and two sisters, Emma Madding of Forest City and Laura Eubanks of Morrilton.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Apple Hill Cemetery.


John Robert Parr Sr., 70, of Lonoke died Oct. 24. He was retired from the city of Lonoke. He is survived by one son, Harold Parr and wife Joanna of Ward; one daughter, Tammy Mackey and husband Dale of Lonoke; seven grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held today at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe, with burial in Monk Cemetery.


Dora E. Riggs Haynes, 92, of Austin died Oct. 21. She was retired from MacMillan-Bloedel and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo M. Haynes.
She is survived by one son, Joe W. Haynes of Plano, Texas; two daughters, Rosemary Sutton of Saratoga and Martha Martin of Austin; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Monday at Oak Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church for the Lottie Moon Foreign Mission Offering, 163 Mt. Carmel Road, Cabot, Ark., 72023.


Lula McClure, 68, of Jack-sonville, passed away Oct. 23. Born Feb. 24, 1937, in Lake City and she was the daughter of Homer and Sarah Smallman Seay.
She was a member of North Jacksonville Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and two sisters. McClure is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ken; two sons, John McClure and Ray McClure, all of Jacksonville; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at Rest Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements by Griffin Leggett Rest Hills in North Little Rock.


Infant Sandria Marie Gowen of Ward died Oct. 15 in Searcy.
She is survived by her parents Michael Gene and Kathy Jean (Razer) Gowen; maternal grandparents, Bruce and Ann Razer of Cabot; and paternal grandmother, Patricia White of Cabot.
Graveside services were held Thursday at Oakland Cemetery.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.


Richard Carl LaCroix, Sr. 75 of Lonoke, formerly of Fairfield, Calif., passed away Oct. 21 in Jacksonville. He was born April 2, 1930, in Georgiaville, R.I., to the late Richard C. LaCroix and Marion Morvan LaCroix.
He was preceded in death by his wife Sarah Edith Pate LaCroix in 1997. Survivors include one daughter: Cynthia Hawk of Cabot; one son Richard Carl LaCroix, Jr. of River Bank, Calif.; two grandchildren: April Renee Boyd and Adam Russell Shaw; four great-grandchildren: Tawnie Rae Boyd and Amber Jean Boyd, Thomas Adam Shaw and Samantha Kristine Shaw all of Cabot; two sisters and several other family members of Rhode Island. Private family services are arranged by Thomas Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in Richard‚s name be made to the Lonoke County CASA program at the Lonoke County Court House, 201 Court St., Lonoke, Arkansas 72086.