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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

OBITUARIES>> November 9, 2005

David Ray Brown, 27, of Jacksonville, died Nov. 4. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Ray Brown, two grandparents, and a nephew Eathen Collins.

He is survived by his wife, Crystal, one daughter, Skylar; one stepdaughter, Jennifer of Jacksonville. He is also survived by his mother and stepfather, Katherine and Neil Baker; one brother, Michael and wife, Christi Collins; one nephew, Kyler, of Sherwood; grandmothers, Ozella Brown of Nashville, Ark., and Mildred Carlton of Jacksonville; mother and father in law Theresa and Phillip Harris of Jacksonville.

He is also survived by several aunts and uncles and a host of friends. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Smith officiating.

Louise Crane, 89, of McRae passed away Nov. 6 at 11:10 p.m.

She was born in Sumner, Miss., on March 10, 1916, to Lillie Maude Robertson Wilson and William Walker Wilson. She was preceded in death by her parents, four siblings and her husband, Jack C. Crane. She is survived by one son, Bill Wilson and wife, Mary of Batesville, Mississippi; one daughter, Patsy Wilson and husband Weldon of McRae; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Anne Maurine White of Vacaville, Calif.; nephews and nieces.

Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Weir Cemetery, in White County. The family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff of Searcy Hospice for their care and concern during her illness.

William Voyd “Blue Hole” Roland of Beebe was born Feb. 1, 1922 and passed away on Nov. 7. He was born in Enola to Ellen and Tom Roland. He is survived by three sons, Billy Johnson of Conway, Tommy Roland of Ingram Mill, Miss., and Robert Roland of Beebe; one daughter, Patsy Russell of Morrilton; 10 grandchildren; and 13 grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at noon Saturday at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Westbrook Funeral Home. Burial will be in Heffington Cemetery at Enola by family at a later date.

James W. McKinney, 73, of Maumelle passed away on Nov. 4. He was born to Frank and Helen McKinney in Poplar Bluff, Mo., on Oct. 21, 1932. He is preceded in death by his parents.

James is survived by his wife, Doris, of 42 years and their three daughters, Joan and husband, John McCune of Denver, Colo., Phyllis and husband, Bill Nunnally of Austin and Vanessa and husband Tony Brickman of Maumelle; four grandchildren that he loved very much, Jeana and Jennifer McCune and Anthony and Afton Brickman; and his sister. Addie Jean Ketcher-side of Fort Meyers, Fla.; and his nephew, Jimmy and wife Carolyn Ketcherside of Jefferson City, Mo.

He retired after thirty years as the regional manager of the Rocky Mountain States for Fel-Pro of Chicago, Ill.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Little Rock, with burial at Watten-saw Cemetery in Lonoke. Services were performed by Reverend John B. Wright and Reverend Jack Hazelwood. Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.

Dewey H. “Sonny” McLean, 60, of Cabot was born Jan. 19, 1945. He went to be with the Lord on Nov. 7. He was a Vietnam veteran and served with the Arkansas National Guard until his retirement in 1992. He retired from P.E.C. Transportation at Camp Robinson in 2004.

He was preceded in death by his parents James Henry McLean and Gertrude McLean Henderson.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara McLean of the home; his children: Barbara and husband David Wilson, James and wife Traci McLean and Brian and wife Melinda McLean all of Cabot; three grandchildren: Brandon and Kristianna Wilson and his little buddy, Devin McLean; two brothers: Joe McLean of North Little Rock and George and wife, Suzanne McLean of Cabot; two sisters: Brenda and husband, Ronnie Gold of Butlerville and Connie and husband Mike Adams of Lonoke; his Aunt Loretta and husband, Paul Fulford of North Little Rock and Sue Young of Havana; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and kind and caring friends. Memorial services were held Tuesday at P.E.C. Chapel at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. Interment will be at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the nurses at St. Vincent North “A” Fourth Floor Nurses Station and to the Hospice Nurse Kirt Gardner, RN and all those that took good care of our loved one. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Arkansas Hospice 5600 West 12th St. Little Rock. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.

Marylee Logan, 85, a life-long resident of Beebe died Nov. 8.

She was the widow of Rev. Oliver Logan and a member of the Beebe First United Methodist Church. She was a dedicated wife and loving mother.

She is survived by one son, Randy Logan of Beebe; one sister, Gwen Hallmark and husband, Melvin of North Little Rock; and two nieces, Vicki Adcock of North Little Rock and Glenda Gillespie of Grove, Okla.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Stoney Point Cemetery, by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 247, Beebe, AR 72012.