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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 02-08-06


Terry Ann Holland, 55, of Jack-sonville, passed away Feb. 5 in Sherwood. Holland was born Sept. 30, 1950, in McAlmont to the late Terry Joshway and Dora Ellen Homan Ivey. She was preceded in death by seven brothers, Arnold, Marvin, Leo, Wayne, Jam-es Edward, Johnny Ray and Vernon; and two sisters, Essie and Mary Ellen.

She was a member of Gravel Ridge First Baptist Church and loved animals very much.

Survivors include her loving husband of 23 years, Robert Holland of Jacksonville; her daughter, Michele Lee Cunning-ham Alvarido; son, James David Cunningham, brother, Billy Joe Ivey, who has been a great support for both Terry Ann and Robert; sisters, Ruby Brandon, Dorothy Ry-chlowski, Betty Heigle, Carlion Rischar, Juanita Distefano, Peggy Rupp, Doris Sayles, Jo Ann Miller and Rebecca Nava who all loved her so very much and will miss her equally. Her two precious cats, Missie and Patches also survive her.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Fortner officiating.
Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Kenneth E. Matthews, 71, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 5. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Ester Doss and a beloved daughter, Lisa Wyles. He was a member of Brownsville Baptist Church and a retired truck driver.

Matthews was a friendly, fun loving person who loved the Lord and people and enjoyed talking with everyone. He loved children, and especially enjoyed the great-grandchildren. His final days were made brighter by Kaylie, Braylyn, Eryn and Paige. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Shirley Abshier Matthews; a daughter, Melinda Sullivan; one son, Kevin Shane Matthews, both of North Little Rock; five grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel, Lonoke with Rev. Andy Kerr and Bro. Dan Stout officiating. A committal service will follow at 1:30 p.m. in Crestlawn Memorial Park, Conway.


Arles F. Lucas, 74, of Jacksonville, passed away Feb. 3. He was the son of Neely Lucas and Nellie Henderson Lucas.
He was in the Air Force for 26 years and retired as a master sergeant. He enjoyed his woodworking and especially his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Jo Lucas, one daughter, Gina Summers and husband Bill, one son, Bruce Lucas and wife Tammy all of Jack-sonville, one brother, Bill Lucas and wife Mariam of Rogers, two grandsons, Ryan Summers and wife Jacinda and Brandon Summers all of Jacksonville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held Monday at Rest Hills Memorial Park with Jimmie Sheffield officiating. Memorials can be made to Arkansas Hospice, 5600 W. 12th Street, Little Rock, Ark., 72204. Funeral arrangements by Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home.


Dustin Miller Harris, 13, of Cabot, died Feb. 2.

He was born May 20, 1992, to Jerry Harris and Lisa Whittington Beebe in Hope. Harris was a member of Cabot United Methodist Church, a student at Cabot Junior High North where he was on the football team; he also enjoyed video games and hunting.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, W.C. Beebe of Hope and Ed Harris of Prescott.

He is survived by his parents: Lisa and Tom Beebe of Cabot, Jerry and Denise Harris of Prescott; brother, Shane Harris of Prescott; stepbrothers: Kyle Beebe and wife, Jennifer of Hope, Jeremy Woods of Prescott; stepsister, Tara Beebe of Sherwood; aunts, Jo Rayborn of East Camden, Jenny Throgmorton of Spanish Fork, Utah, Marsha Blackburn of Lake Village; uncle, Ron Whittington of North Richland Hills, Texas; grandparents, Carol and Lloyd Braden of Deann, Ruth Beebe of Hope; numerous other aunts, uncles, and cousins from Prescott and Hope.

Services were held Monday at Cabot United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Lancaster officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Prescott.

Arrangements are by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.


Ann E. Knox, 74, of Beebe died Saturday, February 4, 2006. She was a member of Beebe Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, I. V. Knox. She is survived by two sons, Larry and wife Deborah Knox of El Paso and Johnny and wife Kathy Knox of Beebe; one daughter, Vickie Fowlkes of Beebe; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Davidson and Brenda Roth of Brooksville, Ky.

Funeral services were Tuesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe, with burial at Meadow-brook Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home.


Clarence Herschel “Doby” Hale, 75, of Vinity died Feb. 5. He was well known for his catfish cooking. Cla-rence was the dedicated president of Cheek Cemetery, and past Road Commissioner of White County.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Ott Hale and his parents, James K. and Martha Hale.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Garrison Hale; his son, Jimmy Hale; his brother, Marion Hale and wife Glenda, all of Vinity; his sister-in-law, LaVerne Hale and numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial at Cheek Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home.