Leader Blues

Wednesday, November 23, 2005



It was with great sadness along with all our love that Henry Heigle joined our Lord on Nov. 17. He was born Sept. 29, 1930, in Tumbling Shoals, Ark., to a family of 12 children.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Betty Jean Heigle; three brothers, Alva, Orville and James; five sisters, Frances, Melba, Lois, Annie and Mary; three children, Deborah Anita Roe, Darlene Rochelle Wagner and Darin Henry Heigle; seven grandchildren, Dana, Dustin, Nicole, Kara, Joshua, Amanda and Jesse; four great-grandchildren: Miran-da, Reyna, Damien and Alicia. He was a veteran of the Korean War and retired from the Teamsters Union Local No. 357.
He spent his spare time with his family camping, water skiing, hiking, picnicking and being involved in any and all sports and activities they were participating in.
He was a devoted, loving and caring husband, father and grandfather.
Funeral services are to be held at Miller Jones Mortuary in Perris, Calif., on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. For any information regarding the services, please call (951) 943-8313.


Ida Mae “Sally” Hawkins, 78, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 20 at her home in Fort Worth, Texas.
Sally was born in Lonoke on April 14, 1927, to Richard and Ernie Mae Reiff. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 25 years, Jeff Thomason of Lonoke, her husband of 31 years, Orval K. Hawkins of Alpena, and four grandchildren.
Sally is survived by sons, Richard and wife Glenda Thomason of Springtown, Texas, Jeff and wife Mary Thomason, Jr. of Malvern and Kenneth and wife Nola Hawkins of Alpena; daughters, Charlotte and husband Burnis Horton of Cabot, Margo Wilson of Fort Worth, Texas, Doris and husband Ted Christian and Le Iva and husband Donald Klein of Alpena, Texas, Kathryn and husband Maynard Craff of East Alton, Ill., and Gayle and husband Dan Bedillian of Bedford, Texas. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren from her union with Mr. Thomason, 31 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren from her union with Mr. Hawkins, and many others who adopted her as their “Granny.”
She was small in stature but a giant in sharing love and laughter. Her precious smile stayed with her right up to the threshold of heaven and a strong faith in God carried her across. She was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.
Services officiated by Brother Floyd Flowers will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Hebron Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Jason Coker, Greg Horton, Brad Thomason, Jerry Thomason, A.J. Womack and Andrew Womack. Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.


Ernest Gerald Hanson, 74, passed away Nov. 21 at his McRae home. He was born Dec. 24, 1930, in Oregon, Ill., to the late Ernest Otto and Anna E. Guenther Hanson. He was a retired carpenter, a member of the Moose Lodge, Rabbit Breeders Association of MO and a Lutheran.
He is survived by two sons, Ernest A. Hanson of McRae and Gerald E. Hanson of Rochelle, Ill.; grandchildren, Kristy McCall, Christopher Hanson, Angela Hanson, Pamela Hanson, Hans Hanson, Shane Hanson and Kordell Hanson; five great-grandchildren, Xavier McCall, Clayton McCall, Nadji Hanson, Sapora Hanson, and Armani Hanson; a sister, Arlene Lothson of Dekalb, IL. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann K Summerville.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Sunday at Moore’s Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be noon until 2 p.m., Sunday. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Wallace Howard, 64, of Jack-sonville, passed away Monday, Nov. 21. He was born Sept. 20, 1941 in Carlisle to Henry Andrew “Andy” and Delores Hester Howard. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a factory worker and a Baptist. Wallace was a hard-working man and enjoyed music at the Huddle House.
He is survived by his son, Wallace Eugene, Jr. and Lisa of Jacksonville; a grandson, Wallace Eugene III “Scooter” of Jackson-ville; two brothers and their wives, Claude and Carol Howard of Jacksonville, and George and Pat Howard of Russellville; a sister, Thelma Ainsworth and her husband Frank of Ward and other friends and loving family. He was preceded in death by a half-sister, Velma. Thanks to Holly McCloud at the V.A. for being there for him.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday at Moore’s Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville, with Bro. Elton Balentine officiating. Interment follows at Butlerville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jack-sonville Funeral Home (501) 982-2136.


Marie Alice Farrar, 82, of Cabot, formerly of Auburn, N.Y., passed away on Nov. 20. She was born March 1, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late David and Kathryn Meehan.
She was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Jacksonville and the Senior Citizen’s in Cabot.
She was preceded in death by her husband William C. Farrar on Nov. 1, 1991.
Survivors include three daughters: Katie Nichols and husband Edwin of Cabot, Sharon Seymour and husband Larry of Auburn, N.Y., and Donna Leontovich of Concord, N. C.; one sister Kathryn Walker of Hemet, Calif.; six grandchildren: Christopher, Heather, Edwin Jr., Scott, Zachary and Stephanie; and two great-grandchildren: Alexis and Tyler David.
Memorial services to be announced at a later date. Cre-mation arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.


Della Jane Roper DeLao, 68, of Jacksonville, passed away Nov. 19. She was born Jan. 6, 1937, in Sikeston, Mo., to Shirley Bernece Norwood Roper and the late Ralph Dolan Roper. She was a 1954 graduate of Harding Academy in Searcy, and attended Capital City Business College. She had a 35-year civil service career retiring in 1993 as an executive secretary to the hospital commander at Little Rock Air Force Base and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include her two sons and their wives, Darryl and Teresa DeLao of Altus, Okla., and Kevin and Michelle DeLao of Tuscon, Ariz.; daughter, Gail Greene and husband Tony DeQueen; six grandchildren, Darryl Jr., Blake, Brittany and Chafen DeLao and Camille and Lee Greene. Funeral services were Tuesday at the Harris Chapel with Mr. Bruce Bryant officiating. Burial was at Robertsville Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton
Pallbearers were family and friends.


Karl Douglas Eyer, 31, of Jacksonville, passed away Nov. 14. He was born April 12, 1974, at U.S. Camp Kui Army Hospital in Okinawa, Japan, to Olen and Elizabeth Eyer. Karl was a graduate of Jacksonville High School.
He is survived by his parents, Olen and Elizabeth Eyer; brother, Major Ryan M. Eyer, U.S. Marine Corp, several aunts, uncles and cousins from Illinois.
Private funeral services were conducted by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home 1504 Loop Rd, Jacksonville, Ark., with interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Park.


Vara S. Seaton, 89, of Batesville passed away Nov. 15. Born April 22, 1916, in Sylvania in Lonoke County, she lived there until moving to Batesville in 1997.
She was a lifelong member of Sylvania Presbyterian Church.
She served as elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher, vacation bible school teacher, youth leader, Women of the Church president, Presbyterian Church Extension Committee chairman, and a home missions committee member. She was a Sunday school teacher for sixty years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otha.
She is survived by one daughter, Darlene Seaton Byrd of Doniphin, Mo.; two sons, Eddie Seaton of Cabot and Carroll Seaton of Batesville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was Saturday at Sylvania Cemetery, by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.