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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 2-22-06


Helen Louise Parnell Cochran, 85, died Feb. 17. She was a member of Hamilton Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 69 years, John R. Cochran (Bob); one son, Butch Cochran (Theresa) of North Little Rock; two daughters, Roberta Daniels and Esther Matthews of Sherwood; six grandchildren, David , Donny and Billy Daniels of Sherwood , Christie Johnson of North Little Rock, Pamela Lott of Jacksonville and Matthew Cochran of Maumelle; seven great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild; two sisters, Gracie Cochran and Carolyn Reaves of Carlisle; one brother, Roy Matlock of California and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents John Ed and Daisy Parnell.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Hamilton Baptist Church with interment in Hamilton Cemetery, arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.
Memorials may be made to Hamilton Baptist Church or Cemetery.


James Hoyt Wilkins, 85, formerly of North Little Rock, died Jan. 14 in the Carolina House of Buffton, S.C.
He was born in McGee on Nov. 11, 1920, and was the son of Hoyt Jefferson Wilkins and Isabell Abbot Wilkins.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bluffton, S.C.; a 32nd degree Mason, Rotarian and past president, Baptist deacon and Sunday school teacher, served on the city council of DeSoto, Mo., graduate of North Little Rock High School, officer and superintendent of shops for Union Pacific Railroad in DeSoto, Mo., and served in the Navy during WWII.
At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife, Frances Petty Wilkins of Bluffton, S.C.; his son, Rev. J. Dennis and wife Marsha Wilkins of Bluffton, S.C.; his sisters Marjorie Herman of San Francisco, and Emmy Dunlap of Whiteoak, Texas; four grandchildren James Sallis, Laura Phipps, Jayne Green-wood, Meredith Turner and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Nancy Caroline Sallis, one brother Aubrey Wilkins and one sister Irene Haney.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home chapel. Interment followed at Sumner Cemetery.


James “Jimmy” Anthony Zerilli, 76, of Jacksonville, died Thursday at Rebsamen Medical Center in Jacksonville. He was born Dec. 5, 1929 in Detroit, Mich., to the late Nick and Christine Bommarito Zerilli. He served in the Army during WWII. On Oct. 28, 1995 he married Charlene Roberts in Hamtramck, Michigan. Mr. Zerilli was preceded in death by his son, Jackie Zerilli.
Mr. Zerilli is survived by his wife, Charlene of Jacksonville, four children, Joseph Anthony Zerilli of Las Vegas, Nevada, Phillip and Nick Zerilli both of St. Claire Shores, Mich., Christine VanCow-enberge of McComb Township, Mich.; four stepchildren: Christine McCarary of Taylor, Michigan, James Dye, Robert Dye and Michael Dye, all of Roosevelt, Michigan: 10 grandchildren: Daria Zerilli, Antoinette Zerilli, Michael Van Cowenberge, Jimmy Van-Cowenberge, Johnny Van Cow-enberge, Tiffany McCarary, Tyler McCarary, Damien Dye, Brianna Dye and Bridgette Dye.
Funeral services were Tuesday, at Wujek-Calcaterra Funeral Home in Sterling Heights, Mich. with Father Ron Essman officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Detroit, Mich. Local funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Leland Leslie Dailey, 82, of Cabot died Feb. 17. He was born June 15, 1923, to the late Leslie and Mimmie Koerth Daily. He was a retired Church of God minister and carpenter. He served in the Army during WW II where he was a medic and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Leland was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Lendell Dailey and a sister, Melcenia Phoenix.
He is survived by his wife, Violet Oressa Stone Dailey of Cabot; son John Leslie Dailey of Pine Bluff; daughter, Sherry Joan Wilkins of Cabot; two sisters Dorothy Carpenter of Fort Smith, Leona Underwood of Perkinston, Miss.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. A. Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cabot. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.


Lois Evatt Stewart Brown, 85, of Jacksonville, died Feb. 17, 2006.
She was born May 24, 1920 to the late Dr. John and Rose Brewer Evatt in Furlow. She was a homemaker and a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church as well as a past member of the Eastern Star. She was the youngest of 13 children and a poet as well as a self-taught pianist and the family historian.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 12 brothers and sisters and two husbands, Otis Stewart, Sr. and Tom F. Brown.
Mrs. Brown is survived by her son, Otis Stewart, Jr. and two daughters, Carolyn Holt and her husband Billy and Barbara Fox Green who was her primary caregiver, all of Jacksonville. Eight grandchildren: Matthew Stewart of Searcy, Sandra Hammons and her husband mark of Cabot, Scott Stewart and his wife Merika of Oklahoma, Clay Stewart of Gentry, Cynthia Jeffers of Jacksonville, Melissa Thower and her husband Shawn of Jacksonville, Kenneth Fox and his wife Mary of Jack-sonville and David Fox and his wife Kristi of Little Rock as well as 22 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Funeral service was Monday in the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with Brothers Cliff Hutchins and Terry Fortner officiating. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery in Furlow.


Mary M. Morse, age 56, of Little Rock, passed away Feb. 19, 2006 and was preceded in death by parents Ralph and Grace Morse.
Survived by one brother, Ralph Tigre; two sisters and special friends, JC May of Heber Springs and Sandy McMath of Little Rock.
 Private services scheduled at Arkansas State Veteran’s Ceme-tery. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.


Naoma Grace Hill Banks, 71, of Cabot, passed away Feb. 19. She was born Dec. 15, 1934, to Shirley and Lola Hill in Lincoln, Neb.
Banks was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Austin Banks and one grandson, Rodney Spence.
She is survived by two sons, Garry and wife Patti Banks of Cabot, Sherman and wife Tammy of Cabot; one daughter, Sharon and husband Michael Spence of Austin; one sister, three brothers, four grandchildren, Todd Banks, Angela Cooper, Tylor Banks and Courtney Banks; three great-grandchildren Kendall Scott, Landon Cooper and Treavor Banks.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home in Cabot.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel with Jim Edwards and Melborne Hill officiating.
Arrangements by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.


Ray L. Hylton 98, of Jack-sonville died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006 at V.A. Hospital in Little Rock. He was born Oct. 30, 1907, in Barry, Ill., to Lafayette and Lucille Leonard Hylton. Mr. Hylton served in the Army during WWII and Korean War.
He retired from the armed services after 30 years. In 1957, Mr. Hylton began a 44-year career as a security guard with the Pinkerton Agency until he retired in 2001. He was a lifetime member of Amer-ican Legion #1 in Little Rock and a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post #4548. Mr. Hylton was preceded in death by his three wives, Freida, Ethel and Beatrice and a granddaughter, Christine Watkins.
He is survived by four children, Michael Hylton of Kansas City, Mo., Everett,  Johnny Lee and Jimmy Hylton of Joplin, Mo., Betty Jean Watkins of Humans-ville, Mo.; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; niece, Patsy and her husband, Don Reynolds of Jacksonville; great nephew, Don Reynolds Jr. of Cabot.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Moore’s Jackson-ville Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Everette Hodge, his caregiver for the last three years and to the V.A. Home Health Care Program.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Sandra K. Baldwin, 62, of Cabot, passed away at her home on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006.  She was born on Sept. 19, 1943 in Marion, Ind., and was a graduate of Dun-kirk High School in Dunkirk, Ind.
Her father, Willard Singer preceded her in death.  Mrs. Baldwin was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother and wife who loved to watch her grandchildren participate in their many activities and she will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Col. David L. Baldwin; daughter, Diana Baldwin Jacobsen of Conway; son Chris Baldwin and wife Michelle of Cabot; mother, Roberta Singer Bastian and step-father Ben Bastian of Cabot; three grandchildren, Christopher Jacob-sen, Ashley and Jessie Baldwin.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Moore’s Jack-sonville Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jerold Posey officiating. Funeral arrangements by  Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Susan M. Greene Slaughter, 64, of Jacksonville died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006. She was born August 2, 1941 to the late Howard S. and Mary I. Wenger Greene. Mrs. Slaughter was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church as well as the Retired Air Force Veteran’s Wives Club. She was a sales associate at Wal-Mart as well as a homemaker.
Mrs. Slaughter was preceded in death by her husband, Larry L. Slaughter.
Surviving Mrs. Slaughter are three children: Michael Slaughter of Jacksonville, Kathy Stallings and her husband David of Cabot and Roxann Hollingshead of North Little Rock. Her sister, Judy Sellers and her husband Dr. Bob Sellers of Council Bluffs, Iowa as well as eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive her.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with Blake Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park.


Tanya Danielle Hayden-Hogge of Elizabethtown, Ky., formerly of Jacksonville died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 at her home where she fought a long and courageous battle against cancer. She was 39 years young. She was born at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery Ala. on May 27, 1966.
She leaves behind a husband of 15 years, Robert Wayne Hogge; three daughters, Andrea Michelle, Erica Marie, and Rachel Leigh; her parents, Richard and Marie Hayden of Jacksonville; sister and brother in law,Tamara Denise and Brett Swenson of Defiance, Ohio; nephew and niece Anthony and Morgan Swenson; mother and father-in-law, Janet and Robert Janet Hogge of Poquoson, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Shane Zasimowich and their son, Shane all of Poquoson, Va.
Tanya graduated from Jack-sonville High School in 1984. She also graduated from the University of Idaho at Mosow in 1989 with a B.S. degree in music. Following graduation she entered the Army where she served five years with the 62nd Army Band in El Paso, Texas. and the 14th Army Band in Anniston, Ala. She met her husband, Robert Hogge in the 62nd Army where he was also a band member. They were married in El Paso, Texas, in 1990. After leaving the Army in 1994, she went back to college where she enrolled in computer technology studies. In 1999 she went to work for UPS Air Service. She was devoted to her job and her friends at UPS and loved them and her time there. Her daughters were her heart and she loved them deeply. Tanya was loved by many and her life mattered. She will always and forever be loved and missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Please sign the on-line guest book at www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com.  
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.