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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 01-25-06


Thomas William Fausz, 46, of Lonoke, passed away at Rebsamen Medical Center in Jacksonville on Jan. 18. He was born Oct. 27, 1957, to Arthur William and Delores Helton Fausz.

Thomas is survived by his mother, Delores Bradshaw of New Mexico, his children, Christopher Keith Fausz of Batesville, Thomas Adam Fausz of Covington, Ky., Khristian Ann Fausz of Covington, Ky., Shawn William Fausz of Lonoke, Danielle Martin of Covington, Ky., and Amy Marie Richardson of Jacksonville, a brother, Arthur Fausz; five sisters Reva, Eva, Linda, Margaret and Lola and two grandchildren; Avery Richard-son and Haley Fausz.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday at Moore’s Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville.
Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Annie Verneal Burlison, 84, died Jan. 18.

She was a long-time active member of Lonoke Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Ellis, and six brothers and sisters.

Survivors include four daughters, Charlotte Ballew of May-flower, Beverly Rhoden of Kansas, Sherri Flynt of Little Rock and Patti Fitz of North Carolina; one son, Mike Burlison of Lonoke; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 today at Lonoke Baptist Church with interment at Hebron Cemetery, arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.


Donald Ray Brown, 49, of Jack-sonville, passed away Jan. 17.

He was born Jan. 16, 1957 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Melvin and Nina Morse Brown. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Brown.

Donald is survived by a son, Terry Lee Brown of Minnesota and a daughter, Deanne Norton of Kentucky, brothers, Russell Brown and wife Chris of Winchester, Ind., Ron Brown and wife Pam of Indianapolis, Ind., Jack Brown of Gravel Ridge and David Brown and wife Stacey of Richmond, Ind.; sisters, Mendy Croucher of Sher-wood, Becky Estep and husband Terry of Indianapolis, Bobbie Snow and husband Frank of Richmond and other friends and family.

Graveside services were Friday at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, North Little Rock. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


John Calvin Dillard, 81, of Mayflower, passed away Jan. 18. John was born on June 5, 1924 to James Lee and Savana Baker Dillard in Cabot.

He served in the Navy during WWII. Mr. Dillard was a home builder and he loved to hunt and fish.
John is preceded in death by his parents; a wife, Nerva Ann Dillard; a brother, Herman Dillard, three sisters, Marie Hammons, Estelle Cleveland and Glenda Campbell. He is survived by his five brothers, Raymond Dillard, William Dillard, and Paul Dillard of Cabot, Arnold Dillard of California and Jimmy Dillard of California; two sisters, Reba O’Dell of Roland, and Arlene Benson of North Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews and family.

Graveside services were Friday at Sumner Cemetery with John H. Watt, Jr. officiating from the Church at Pinnacle Mountain in West Little Rock.

Arrangements were by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.


Darold Jr. Holland, 69, of Beebe, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 18. He was born Jan. 5, 1937, at Damascus.

He was a member of North Hills Baptist Church at Sherwood.

He is survived by his loving wife, Helen Holland; five children: Steve Holland, Cindy Clark and husband Kenny, Mike Holland, Rocky Holland and wife Kristi and Lisa Baxter and husband Dean; 11 grandchildren, Jeremy Clark, Jeremy Holland, Amber Holland, Chasity Webb, Jennifer Clark, Candice Hilger, Rocky Holland, Jr., Kevin Holland, Eric Holland, Mandy Baxter and Nathan Hol-land; five great-grandchildren, Chancee Clark, Carlee Clark, Mackenzie Webb, Laylah Reese and Kelly Anderson Webb, Jr.

He was also survived by three brothers: Billy Holland, Harold Holland and Verlas Holland; three sisters, Edna Brown, Mary Scott and Viola Holland. He was preceded by his mother and father, Ezra and Ella Holland; six brothers: Alton Holland, C.L. Holland, Gene Holland, Norman Holland, Em-erald Holland and Finas Holland; one sister: Jean Morgan. Special thanks and appreciation to Baptist Hospice.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Westbrook Funeral Home with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.


Carolyn Sue Blakemore, 66, of El Paso, passed away peacefully at home. She was a truck driver and home healthcare worker, and was a fine wife and mother and a wonderful aunt.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, John Blakemore; her parents, Bob and Gail Gillen of Shirley; her son, Billy Ray and wife Dawn Blakemore of Elsberry, Mo.; four grandchildren, Bill, Melissa, Aimee and Kristi; three great-grandchildren, Gracie, Caillou and Brooklyn; two sisters, Judy Helton of Shirley and Nellie Dickson of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers-in-law, Joe Blakemore and Charlie Blakemore, both of El Paso; three sisters-in-law, Linda Robinett of Mississippi, Benny Blakemore and Paula Blakemore, both of El Paso; three nieces, Vicki, Charla and Renee; and three nephews, Jimmy, Robbie and Bryan.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Vilonia Cemetery.