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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

OBITUARIES >> 12-28-05


Betty Ann Bishop Everett, 60, of Jacksonville passed away Dec. 26.

She was born on Feb. 12, 1945, in Conway to the late Johnny and Ora E. Talley Bishop. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Carl Howard Everett, Jr. and sister, Irma Dean Markham. Everett is survived by five children, Leslia Lynn Sherron of Ward, Carlia S. Rickett and Daniel B. Everett both of North Little Rock, Kent K. and Brent L. Clark both of Springfield, Mo.; two brothers, Marvin Bishop of Tupelo and Bud Bishop of Vilonia and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel followed by interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Walker Hite, Jr. 75, of Jacksonville died Dec. 23 at Baptist Springhill Medical Center in North Little Rock. He was born Dec. 8, 1930, in Gilmer County, W.V., to Walker Fred and Sylvia Turner Hite. In 1947 he joined the Air Force where he served during the Vietnam War with the 555 Red Horse Squadron.

On Dec. 8, 1950, he married Elsie Hogan in Valley Head, West Virginia. They have lived in Jack-sonville since 1971.
Hite retired in 1974 as chief master sergeant. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star and Merit-orious Service Award.
He was a member of the V.F.W. and Lions Club in Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Starr.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie of Jacksonville; three children, Susannah Simmons, Steve and wife, Jeanne Hite, Sherri and husband, Bradford Harris, all of Jacksonville; six grandchildren, Nathan Haynes, Cody Simmons, Kelsie Hite, Brandon Harris, Braden Harris, Bailey Harris; four sisters, Barbara Shiley of Ona, W.V., Wanda Corder of Akron, Ohio, Doris Long and Linda Gould, both of Valley Head, W.V.; brother, Harold Hite of Buckhannon, W.V.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., today at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Chapel. Entombment will follow at Chapel Hill Mausoleum. Full Military Honors will be conducted at the service. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Nina Grant Adams, 89, of Ward passed away Dec. 19 in Humble, Texas. Born Nov. 8, 1916, the youngest child of Robert and Bertha Grant of Ward, she was a woman loved and respected by many. She married Marvin E. Adams on Aug. 8, 1943, and lived the life of an Air Force spouse until Marvin’s retirement in 1964.

Making a loving, secure home for her family was her priority and she often made that home a refuge for military men serving away from their families.

In 1967, Nina and Marvin returned to her Arkansas roots and lived in North Little Rock. Several years later they built a home on the same piece of land that her family bought in Ward after the turn of the century. A member of Ward United Methodist Church, Ms. Adams also loved military chapels and faithfully attended and volunteered at the Protestant Chapel, Little Rock Air Force Base.

She also had been a working, involved member of the Ward Chamber of Commerce until shortly before her death.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, three brothers and her beloved husband, Marvin, to whom she was married for 54 years at the time of his death.

She is survived by her daughters, Sammy Harvey of Humble Texas, and Becky Tislow and husband, Terry, of Niceville, Fla.; five grandchildren, Carrie Tislow Jennings and husband Brent, of Cumming, Georgia, Angie Amyx and husband, Rex, of Pasadena, Texas, James Tislow and wife, Jennifer, of Pace, Florida, Doug Harvey and wife, Shawnda, of The Woodlands, Texas, and Scott Harvey and wife, Andrea, of Humble, Texas; 13 great-grandchildren, Allison Tislow, Jordan Amyx, Nicole Tislow, Kade Harvey, Carson Amyx, Jacob Harvey, Alexander Tislow, Brooks Jennings, Avery Jennings, Caitlyn Amyx and Alyssa Bryant.

She is also survived by her nieces Joan Boles, Betty Ann Russell, Dorothy Trickey and husband Gene, and Andrea White and husband Mart as well as a host of friends and loved ones.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Monk Cemetery in Ward.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be given in Nina’s name to Ward United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 50, Ward, Ark., 72176.


Betty Jo (Davis) Yates, 60, of Beebe died Dec. 25. She was a housewife and a member of the Beebe VFW Post 7769, and a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bruce and Eva Taylor; two brothers, Charles and William Taylor, one sister, Peggy Robert-son, one stepson, Jason Yates and her husband of 28 years, Cecil Davis. She is survived by her husband of 14 years, Ron Yates; two daughters, Angie and Earl Lewis of Beebe and Kim and Jeremy Russell of Russellville; one stepdaughter, Suzanne Yates of Conway; one stepson, Andy Hornecker of Conway; four grandchildren, Brittany Daniel, Jay Mandrell, Courtney Lewis and Victoria Mandrell; three sisters, Lela Gary of Montgomery, Texas; Barbara Pearson of Little Rock, and Virginia Brighter of Little Rock.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with burial in Providence Cemetery in Judsonia.


Waymon Eddy Sr. 86, of Austin, died Dec. 24 in Cabot. He was born to the late George and Lola Kirkpatrick Eddy on Dec. 4, 1919, in the Zion Hill Community. He was preceded in death by his son, David Eddy; grandson, Anthony LaFave; brother, Wesley Eddy; and sister, Jeffie Shurley.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie Eddy; eight children: Waymon and wife Ione Eddy Jr., Paul and wife Barbara Eddy, James and wife Janice Eddy, Juanita and husband Edward Brown, Darrell and wife Peggy Eddy, Patricia and husband Lloyd Balentine, Kenneth and wife Ruth Ann Eddy, Debi and husband Tom LaFave; 37 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Gladys Eddy; brothers, Bill and Ben Holtrop.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lighthouse Pente-costal Jesus Name Church in Beebe.
Burial followed at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cabot. Funeral arrangements by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home of Cabot.


James David Baldwin, 74, died Dec. 24. He is survived by his wife, Betty Baldwin; children, Ronny Baldwin and Doris Baldwin of Cabot and Joyce Cernicky of Chicago; four step-children, Ricky Smith of Florida, Cindy Ward, Sara Willi-ford and Sandra Stout of Lonoke; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Eastside Baptist Church with interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens, arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.


Mary Lucille Smith, 71, of Beebe, passed away on Dec. 25. She was preceded in death by her parents, Melton and Belle Stivers.

Survivors include her husband, Lemuel Smith of the home; daughters: Barbara Peeks of Beebe, Sandy Henson and husband Russell of Bald Knob, Kathy Stock-man of McRae and Brenda Hardin and husband Edward of Jackson-ville; son, David Smith and wife Shirley of Lonoke; brother, Melton Eugene Stivers of Greenbrier; sister, Gladys Sullivan of Lonoke; 16 grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Lighthouse Pente-costal Church in Beebe with interment to follow at Beebe City Cemetery. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service 713 South Second St. Cabot, 941-7888.


Mary Frances Tarrow Muncie, 73, of Jacksonville, died Dec. 26. She was a loving and loyal wife and mother and attended the Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Richard Tarrow and Oscar Muncie, and a daughter, Susan Cogen.
She is survived by one son, Richard Tarrow, Jr. of Jackson-ville; four daughters, Diannah Walburn of Beebe, Nona Graves of Jacksonville, Barbara Anderson of Beebe and Sheila Lindsey of Jacksonville; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret Power of Texas and Edra Reaves of Jacksonville.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Beebe.