Leader Blues

Wednesday, January 18, 2006



Daisy “Sandy” Caracciolo, 68, of Jacksonville passed away on Jan. 14 at Rebsamen Medical Cen-ter in Jacksonville. She was born June 12, 1937 in DeRidder, La.

She was an auxiliary volunteer at Rebsamen Medical Center, and an owner of Country Treasures in Jacksonville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Caracciolo and her parents, Fred McKnight and Aughtobert Droddy McKnight.

She is survived by her children, Rick Caracciolo and wife Margue-rite of Atlanta, Ga., Tina Bolte and husband Tony of Charlotte, N.C., Scott Caracciolo of Oxford, N.Y., Tony Caracciolo and wife Susie of Clarksville, Tenn., and Joe Carac-ciolo and wife Debbie of Valencia, Calif. She is also survived by her sister Jane Skinner of Bridgeport, Texas, and 13 grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Buege officiating. Arrange-ments by Griffin Leggett Rest Hills inNorth Little Rock.

Memorials may be made to RMC Auxiliary, 1400 Braden, Jacksonville, Ark., 72071, Attn. Rita Joyner.


Bess Stofan went to be with the Lord on Jan. 15. She was born Nov. 16, 1923.
She was a member of St. Judes Catholic Church. She was a 22-year volunteer at Rebsamen Medi-cal Center where she was known as the candy kisses lady. She was an avid bowler and was a secretary for the NCO Wives Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Stofan.

She is survived by son, John E. Stofan Jr. and wife Joanie of Greenbrier; Joseph C. Stofan of Montgomery, Ala.; Dorothy J. Belk and husband Mark of Mabelvale; and Thomas M. Stofan and wife Connie of Odessa, Texas.

Services were held Tuesday at St. Judes Catholic church in Jacksonville. Burial was at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Memorial Park in North Little Rock. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Lung Cancer Society.


Olen Lee “Muscles” Johnson, 71, passed away Jan. 13 at his home.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Shirley Walters Johnson: his parents, Birt and Lucy Smith Johnson; and a brother, Wyndle Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Cook Johnson; children, Yvonne and husband Eddie Gates of Carlisle, Jackie Johnson of Hazen and Michael Cook Sr., and wife Glenda of Carlisle; sister, Laura May Johnson of Houston; grandchild, Don Gates of Carlisle, and six step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nine nephews and six nieces, and a host of friends.

Services were held Tuesday, at Carlisle Pentecostal Church of God, with interment at Hamilton Cemetery. Arrangements were by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.


Margaret “Trick” Liles, 86, of Searcy died Tuesday, Jan. 17.

She was a Methodist. She is survived by her sister, Wilma Langley of Searcy; six nieces, Betty Weir and Judy Harmon, both of Searcy, Linda Elish of Tennessee, Phyllis Claho of Boulder, Colo., Mae Lackey of Searcy, Mary Clayton of Heber Springs; and five nephews, Jackie Liles of Searcy, Carthel Langley of McRae, Larry Holt of Alabama, Eddie Liles of Searcy and Jimmy Engester of Baton Rouge, La.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.

Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Antioch Cemetery.