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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 4-26-06


Dorothy “Dee” Hardin Rouse, 58, of Cabot, was born May 5, 1947, to Carl and Ella Hardin, and passed away April 23.
She was a housewife for several years and after being out of school for 14 years, decided she wanted to be a nurse.
She went to college at Beebe for two years, then attended Harding University for two more years and got her BSN degree.
She worked at Rebsamen Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, then at the VA Hospital in North Little Rock for 17 years. She served as a Cub Scout den mother, was vice-president of Lonoke County Democratic Women’s Committee and was an active member of the party.
She loved to write poems as her sisters do. She wrote an article that was published in “R.N. Magazine” entitled “Are You Ready for State Boards?”
She enjoyed many things, camping at the lake, boat riding, trout fishing, walking trails, sunrises, sunsets and most of all, all her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings.
Her survivors include her loving husband, Hershel Wayne Rouse; one son, William Alan Rouse of Iowa; two brothers, Jimmy Hardin of Judsonia and Johnny Hardin of Ward; three sisters, Erma Galloway and Wilma Jackson, both of Garner, and Joyce Alford of McRae.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Old Austin Cemetery.


Linda Le Ann Rice of Austin, was born Jan. 14, 1964, and went home on April 23.
She was a member of Crosspoint Ministries. Her family and friends will miss her beautiful smile, her giving heart and bountiful laughter.
She was a graduate of North-east High in North Little Rock and attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hood of Monticello and paternal grandfather, Garland E. “Butch” Rice Sr. of Arkansas City.
Left to cherish her memories are her parents, Carolyn and Garland E. “Jiggs” Rice, Jr. of Austin; two brothers, Garland E. “Butch” Rice, III and wife Robin, and Jody Rice, both of Beebe; her paternal grandmother, Martha Leona Rice of Arkansas City; two nephews, Garland E. Rice, IV and Colt Rice of Beebe; two nieces, Kathlyn Rice of Beebe and Codi Rice of North Little Rock, her special extended family, Aunt Ruth, Uncle Roger and cousins Marinea and Danny Oliver, and her pets, Dustin, Austin and Caesar.
Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at West-brook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Crosspoint Ministries, Hwy. 64 West, Beebe.


Richard Lee Bucholtz, infant son of Rebecca Brixie and Guy Bucholtz, died April 18. Other survivors include brothers and sisters, Guy Jr., Amber, Ashley, Hailee and Zachariah; grandparents, Ricky Brewer, Brenda and David and Richard and Nancy.
A private funeral service, immediate family only, will be held 2 p.m. today at Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke, with interment in Monk Cemetery.


Flora Holgate, 89, of Beebe, went to be with the Lord Thursday at her home. She was a born again believer and a member of Harrison Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her four children and their spouses including: Bobbie and Lloyd Bagshaw, Betty and Ladus Bradford, Fran and Jim Howton, Charles and Betty Rettig, all of Beebe; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Sunday at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens in Beebe. Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe


Joline Mildred Hastings of Jacksonville was born May 12, 1934, in El Dorado to the late Jack and Matilda Tiner.
She passed away April 22 at Hospice Home Care Inpatient Center. At an early age her family moved to McGehee where she attended and graduated from McGehee High School. She was a cheerleader and the homecoming queen.
Her husband, Clark W. Hastings, was a career Army officer and they traveled extensively, living in many different states and European countries.
She was very active in numerous volunteer organizations including the Red Cross and military thrift shops, which raise money for college scholarships. She participated in military wives club activities, was an avid golfer and an excellent bridge player.
She was called “Hawkeye” by her family because of her acute awareness of ongoing activities. Her sons learned early in life that very little got by “Hawkeye.”
Hastings accompanied her husband during his 31 years of active military duty, meeting hundreds of people from privates to generals and she treated all of them with dignity and respect. She dined with soldiers in army mess halls and princes in European castles, viewing all as adventures in life.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Clark W. Hastings; her sons, Clark W. Hastings Jr. “Buddy” and his wife Carol, and Steven K. Hastings; her brother Jack Tiner; and nieces, Jackie Nicole Cook and Lisa Ellis. Her grandsons Matt Johnson and Matthew Hastings also survive her. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Clark W. Hastings III.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Arkansas Program, 10411 West Markham, Suite 130 Little Rock, Ark. 72205-1400
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel in Jackson-ville with interment to follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park.
Funeral arrangements were under direction of Moore’s Jackson-ville Funeral Home.


Roy W. Pruitt, 88, of Beebe, went to be with the Lord on April 22. He was a member and deacon of First Christian Church of Beebe. Pruitt cherished his loving wife, his two daughters and sons-in-law, his deceased son and grandkids and great-grandkids and great-great-grandchild.
He was full of life and funny humor. A lot of people knew him as the lawnmower man. He loved helping people in any way he could and was loved by everyone he knew and will be missed so much.
Pruitt was preceded in death by his son, LeRoy Pruitt Jr.; grandson Jack Edwin Anderson, Jr.; his mother, Edith Pruitt; father Charlie Pruitt; brothers, Clearance Pruitt, Marvin Pruitt and a sister, Louise Wheeler; three half-sisters, Jessie Pruitt, Bertha Williams and Myrtle Pruitt; two half-brothers, Cecil Pruitt and Lucian Pruitt.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruby Pruitt of Beebe; two daughters, Paulette and husband Jack Anderson of Beebe, Naomi and husband Tommy Kyzer of Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren, Tommy and wife Jennifer Kyzer, Jr. of Acworth, Ga., Stacy Romines of Moore, Okla., Chris and wife Cuma Kyzer of Centerton, Shan-non and wife Jennifer Anderson of Beebe, Clinton and wife Jeanie Pruitt of Dermott and Larry and wife Alice Pruitt of Denard; 13 great-grandchildren, Brittany Kyzer, Zackary Kyzer, Blake Romines, Garrett Romines, Lau-ryn Romines, Cameron Kyzer, Brittany Anderson, Amber An-derson, Shannon Anderson, Jr., Amanda Pruitt, Rusty Pruitt, Earl Pruitt and Elizabeth Pruitt; and one great-great-granddaughter, Julie Pruitt.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Westbrook Funeral Home with burial in Meadow-brook Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.