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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 3-1-06


Rev. Lonnie D. Autry, 74, of Sherwood, passed away Feb. 26, 2006. He was the pastor of Berea Baptist Church of Jacksonville and retired from the Corp of Engineers. Rev. Autry was a sergeant in the Air Force during the Korean War and past treasurer of the North Pulaski Baptist Association.
He is survived by his wife, Verdarose Adkins Autry; daughter, Mariell A. “Dee Dee” Autry of Sherwood; sisters, Emily Ewing and Ann He-ron and husband Kenneth all of Jacksonville, Belle Gregory and husband Lloyd of Bon-nerdale; bro-ther, Doyle Autry and wife Mary Beth of Van Buren; sisters-in-law, Christine Autry of North Little Rock and Jo Autry of Cabot. Rev. Autry was preceded in death by his parents, Garner S. Autry, Sr. and Mary Etta Hayes Autry; brothers, Garner and Aubrey Autry.
Memorials may be made to Berea Baptist Church, 104 E. Valentine, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076 or Arkansas Hospice, 5600 W. 12th St., Little Rock, Ark. 72204.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Rest Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main St., North Little Rock.


Jerry Stephenson Justice, Jr., 34, died as a result of an automobile accident Feb. 23.
He was a commissioned officer at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and a full-time journalism student at UALR.
Survivors include his wife, Monica Maples Justice of Ward; three daughters, Hayley Nicole Justice, Kourtney Raiann Justice, and Laura Kaitlin Justice all of Ward; his mother, Patricia Harrison Justice, and sister, Terry Lynn Justice both of Ward; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry S. Justice Sr.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Hicks Cemetery, Lonoke.
The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 pm at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.


Carolyn (Su) Jolley, 61, of North Little Rock, passed away Feb. 25. She was born June 27, 1944 to Nolice Warren and Thelma Bowen in Huntington, W. Va. Su was a Baptist, an Avon representative and a Beanie Baby entrepreneur. She was a loving wife, mother and MiMi who lived for her grandkids. She was preceded in death by her father.
Mrs. Jolley is survived by her husband, John V. "Jack" Jolley of North Little Rock; one son, Jason and daughter-in-law, Tammy Jolley of Cabot; one daughter, Amy and son-in-law, Cliff Childress of Lonoke; mother and step-father Thelma and Willie McCallister of Huntington, W.Va.; one sister, Phyllis Thompson of Huntington, W.Va.; four grandchildren: Sarah Childress, Colt Childress, Rebecca Jolley and Jackson Jolley.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul McClung officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park.


Leslie Mae Farvour, of Cabot, passed away Feb. 23. She was born Feb. 23, 2006 to Joseph and Jennifer Farvour in Jacksonville.
She is survived by her parents; one sister, Amy Farvour; one brother, Alyn Farvour; grandparents, James and Loretta Schmidt of Wayland, Mo., Bettina Hahn of Cabot, Wilbur Farvour of Keokuk, Iowa and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services were Tuesday, at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. Bu-rial was at Chapel Hill Memorial Park.


Lucille Elizabeth Heriot Ray, 93, of Cabot, went to celebrate her life with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 27. Lucille was born Oct. 3, 1912. One of the many highlights of Lucy’s life was going to her sons dealership, Ray Chevrolet, everyday and visiting with customers. She loved being on the go, especially to tailgate parties and any kind of sports. Best of all, she loved being with her family.
She will be missed dearly by her family and many friends.
Lucille is preceded in death by her husband, James Marvin “Skipper” Ray and one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Ray Jewett.
She is survived by her two sons: Gerald “Jerry” Ray and daughter-in-law, Judy Ray, Cary Ray and daughter-in-law, Roylane Ray; two grandchildren: James Skipper Ray and Ann Elizabeth Martin and her husband Todd; two great-grandchildren: Margaret “Maggie” Elizabeth Martin and Mason Ray Jewett Martin.
Memorial services will be held at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, with Dr. Jon M. Taylor and Rev. Johnny Glaze officiating.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 5600 West 12th Street, Little Rock, Ark., 72204 and Central Arkansas Radiation The-rapy Institute (CARTI).
The family would like to thank her special caregivers, Sue Harris and Sandra Chapman and her hairdresser, Ann Gilliam.
A special thanks to Springhill Baptist, Dr. Darren Clark and Cabot Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.


Matthew Dallas Whitley, 27, of Beebe, died Feb. 23. He had attended ASU Beebe. He is survived by his parents, Rick and Ann Whitley; his brother, Michael Whitley, all of Beebe; grandparents, John and Nancy Whitley of Benton; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
Funeral services were Tuesday, at Westbrook Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Lions World Services for the Blind, 2811 Fair Park Blvd., Little Rock, AR 72204.


Milton L. Pruitt of Antioch, born in 1924 at Antioch to Charlie and Mamie McCall Pruitt. He died Feb. 26, at the age of 81. Milton was an Army veteran of World War II.
He served in Germany and was awarded three Bronze Stars for service. He was also a retired dairy farmer.
Milton is survived by his wife of 59 years, Vera Maxine Pruitt; two sons, Bill Pruitt and wife Linda of Searcy and Bobby Pruitt and wife Kim of Beebe; six grandchildren, Jason, Brook and Bryce Pruitt, Amy Pruitt McDuffie, Tisha Ham-ilton and Robby Boland; two great-granddaughters, Tori McDuffie and McKenna Hamilton.
Survivors also include a sister, Mildred Secrest of Pasadena, Texas and a sister-in-law, Aline Pruitt of Beebe and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings, Delton, Helen, Jack and Russell Pruitt and Christine Wisdom.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Antioch Com-munity Church at Antioch in White County. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2200 Fort Roots Drive, North Little Rock, Ark., 72114 or Antioch Community Church, 2062 Hwy. 31 North, Beebe, Ark., 72012.