Leader Blues

Wednesday, April 05, 2006



Elaine Leisle Allen, 82, of Jacksonville died March 31.
She was born Sept. 26, 1923 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to William P. and Edna L. Robinson Skogland. Allen was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Jacksonville. She volunteered in the X-Ray department at Reb-samen Regional Medical Center and then was hired by that department.
As a young woman, she enjoyed fly fishing, snow skiing and learned how to fly an airplane and soloed.
In 1952, Allen was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis but still enjoyed occasional outings with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James G. Allen, Sr. and two grandsons, Marcus F. Allen and Matthew W. Allen.
She is survived by three sons, James G. Allen, Jr. of Jacksonville, C. Richard Allen and his wife Kimberly of Floyd, and Harold “Bill” W. Allen and his wife Terry of Jacksonville, as well as one sister, Barbara Crawford and her husband Jim of Salt Lake City, Utah. Also surviving her are three granddaughters, Ashley Singleton, Lindsey Hendrick and Kristin Allen as well as four great-grandchildren, Ethan, Tyler, Nicholas and Hunter.
Funeral services were held Tues-day, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Jacksonville with Bishop Phillip Misseldine officiating.
Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis; 773 Third Ave., New York, N.Y., 10017.


Imogene Fortner Wooley, 91, of Jacksonville died April 1 at Sher-wood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born March 31, 1915 in Little Rock to the late Hugh Pickney Fortner and Emma Freese Fortner.
She was a sweet, gentle woman who always saw the best in people. As a long time member of the First United Methodist Church in Jack-sonville, she lived her faith through service as a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a member of the choir and Methodist Women.
She worked in the community as a sales clerk in Pace’s Department Store, Alco, Magic Mart and as a greeter at Wal-Mart.
Many young servicemen would come to Wal-Mart to see her because she would make time to listen and made them feel a little less lonely a long way from home.
Imogene was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, H.P. “Peanut” Wooley, a sister, Juanita and two infant children.
She is survived by six children, Hugene Wooley and his wife Doris, Bob Wooley and his wife Bonnie, Tanya Sorrels and her husband Keith, all of Jacksonville, Don Wooley and his wife Mary of Crown Point, Indiana, Carmelita Burks and her husband Don of North Little Rock, Juanita Ann Booth and her husband Don of Baytown, Texas.
She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Tuesday at First United Methodist Church of Jacksonville with Rev. Carol God-dard officiating. Burial was in Bayou Meto Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, 220 W. Main St., Jacksonville, Ark. 72076.
Funeral arrangements were un-der the direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Andy Dedmon, 57, of Beebe, died April 2.
He had worked for the city of Cabot for 24 years. Mr. Dedmon is survived by his wife, Darla Ded-mon; son, Shane Dedmon of St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters, Rachel Dedmon of Ward and Nichole Dedmon of Beebe; stepson, Tommy and wife Lisa Boyce of Beebe; two stepdaughters, Angela Lentz and Sandra and husband Jay Martin, all of Beebe; five grandchildren; one brother, Wendall Dedmon of Cabot; three sisters, Martha Osgood of Iowa, and Rhoda Burgess and Anna White, both of Cabot.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.
Funeral is at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Sumner Cemetery.
Arrangements are by West-brook Funeral Home.


Shirley Ann Novak, 52, of Austin passed away on March 30. She was born June 12, 1953 in Mannheim, Germany.
Survivors include her husband, Erick Novak of the home; a son, Richard Wayne Duvall of Austin, Texas; her parents, Billy and Michelene Wilcox of Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Annie Marie Black and her husband Bill of Raymore, Mo.; one grandchild, Lauren Taylor Duvall of Dallas-Fort Worth.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Little Rock Air Force Base Chapel. Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service 713 S. Second St., Cabot.


Frank David Salazar, 17, of North Little Rock, passed away on April 3.
Survivors include his parents, Mark and Denise Salazar; brothers, Marcus and Brandon Salazar all of the home; aunts, uncles, cousins, and his special friends.
Visitation will be held Friday, from 11 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at McArthur Assembly of God Church in Jacksonville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Sylvan Hills High School Band Program, 484 Bear Paw Drive, Sherwood, Ark., 72120.
Funeral service arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service of Cabot.