Leader Blues

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

OBITUARIES

DILMER TROTTER

Dilmer C. Trotter, 78, of Jacksonville, passed away Nov. 13 in Little Rock.
He was born on Oct. 31, 1927, in North Little Rock to the late Charley E. and Eva E. “Crone” Trotter. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Carl Trotter as well as a sister, Bernice Pettit Trotter. He served in the United States Navy during WWII in the Philip-pines and the Air Force during the Korean War. He later retired from Delta Airlines.
Trotter was an early member of the Jacksonville Sertoma Club which was founded in 1956. He held all posts within the club including club president. He was an avid supporter of the goals of the Sertoma Club which included help to the speech and hearing impaired, boys and girls programs, little league football, The Miss Jacksonville Pageant and other worthwhile charity events. He was a faithful and devoted member and will be missed by both Sertoma members and the Jacksonville community.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Atkins Trotter of Jacksonville; daughter, Teresa A. Patrick and her husband, Bill, of Trussville, Ala.; grandchildren, Trey “Will” Patrick of Henderson, Nev., and Mittchell Wyatt Patrick of Trussville, Ala.; great-grandchild, Madison Anne Patrick of Hender-son, Nev.; sister, Mary A. Welch of Jacksonville; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cliff Hutchins officiating. Entombment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jack-sonville. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jacksonville Sertoma Club.
Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

WILBUR HUFF

Wilbur Charles Huff, 81, of Cabot died Nov. 14. He was born on Oct. 11, 1924, to Hubert and Katherine Huff in Carl-isle.
He was a retired Air Force lieutenant colo-nel, a member of Cabot United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, Lions Club, Military Officers Association of America, American Legion, AARP, Chamber of Commerce and a lifetime member of Carlisle High School Alumni Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, David Scott Huff.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Sue Huff; three sons, Mark Stephen Huff of Glen Allen, Va., Terry Lee Huff of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Robert Charles Huff of Greenville, S.C.; a stepson, Sammy Thurmon of American Canyon, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Mary Humphries of Ward and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home in Cabot.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Cabot United Methodist Church, with Rev. Richard Lan-caster officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cabot United Methodist Church library or food pantry.
Funeral arrangements by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.

SHAWN MCGEE

Shawn Ryan McGee, 20, of Cabot, passed away Nov. 9. He was born Feb. 19, 1985, in Little Rock.
Survivors include his parents, Joanna McGee and Douglas Meiggs; owner of Doug’s In and Out Auto Repair; two brothers,: Bradley and Ethan McGee; grandmother, Geneva McGee all of Cabot; great-grandmother, Lucille Wheetley of Old Austin; one aunt, Tonya Price and cousin, Chad Sheets both of Cabot.
Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Campground Union Church. 2211 Campground Road Cabot. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.

RICHARD SIMMONS

Richard Lynn Simmons, 54, of Beebe, left us on Nov. 13. He served two tours in Vietnam with the Marines, was retired from Union Pacific Railroad and was Post Commander of VFW Post 7769 in Beebe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Betty Starb Simmons, and is survived by his wife, Helen Simmons; three sons, David Simmons and wife Wanda of Crossett, Micheal Simmons of Jacksonville and Johnny Peeks of Beebe; one daughter, Tracy VanWinkle of Lonoke; and three sisters, Donna Scott, Linda Smith and Brenda Rackley, all of Jacksonville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Mtn. Springs Cemetery.
Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home of Beebe.

CECIL BATES

Cecil H. Bates of, Cabot left for his eternal home Nov. 13 at the age of 94. He is survived by his daughter, Joy Dean Wilson of Austin; a brother, Joe Bates of Ward; 13 grandchildren, many great and great-great-grandchildren and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evalee Bates; and two sons Elwood and Clarence Bates.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe with burial in Center Point Cemetery, Quitman.