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Friday, May 26, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 05-27-06

Elmer Shubert

Elmer Derward Shubert, 87, of Cabot passed away Friday. He was born April 19, 1919 in Mt. Pleasant to the late Carl Carroll and Mary Frances Carmichael Shubert.  

Mr. Shubert was a lifelong member of Mt. Pleasant Mission-ary Baptist Church.  

He was a Petty Officer First Class in the Navy from 1938 to 1945.  

He served in the South Pacific during the Sec-ond World War and was an honor guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Va.  

Mr. Shubert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, A. Aleene Chancey Shubert, as well as two sisters, Dorothy Brannon and Elzera Gwin.  

He is survived by his children, Dwight Shubert of North Little Rock and Kathy Ragar of Cabot; a sister, Maude Brannon of Cabot; two grandchildren, Heather Wag-ner of Monticello and Dr. Brent Ragar of Boston, Mass. He is also survived by a niece, Barbara Raley of Sherwood, and four nephews, Thomas Brannon of Cabot, Vernon Brannon of Cabot, Wayne Brannon of Jacksonville and Kenny Gwin of San Diego.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Cabot Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  

Arrangements are by Cabot Moore’s Funeral Home.

Jimmy Elliott

Jimmy Elliott, 69, of Hum-phrey passed on May 20.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Robert and Bessie Elliott; two brothers, Bobby and Bill Elliott, and a sister, Martha Francis Davis. Survivors include three sisters, Joyce Larkin of Hazen, Betty Nick of Greenbrier and Jean Crossett of Texas, and a brother, Starlin Elliott of Humphrey.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Frazier Cemetery in Humphrey. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service.

David Phillips

David M. Phillips, 61, of Lonoke died May 25. He was born Oct. 4, 1944 at Delhi, La., to Leon and Joanie Phillips. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and cooking. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad for eight years and was an electrician for 27 years with IBEW Local 516 at Jonesboro. He was devoted to his job and his local brothers.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Michelle Lea Phillips and Dava Lynn Phillips; his parents and his brother, Emmett Phillips.

David is survived by his daughters, Connie Ann Halbrook of Little Rock and Kim Phillips of Gravel Ridge; three sisters, Sandra Crowe of Clinton, Miss., Lenora Johnson of Beebe and Mary Cunningham of Lonoke; five grandchildren, a great grandchild and an abundance of nieces, nephews and friends.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Westbrook Funeral Home with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Beebe.

Friends are invited to the home of Larry and Lenora Johnson, 707 N. Orange St., Beebe, following services.

Vernon Parker

Vernon Clarence Parker, 72, of Jacksonville passed away May 25 in Jacksonville. He was born Oct. 29, 1933, in Harvey, Ill., to the late Clarence and Clara Urhammer Parker.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Nona and Thelma. He was a Protestant and attended the Little Rock Air Force Base Chapel.  He is survived by his loving wife, Neva Dell Parker of the home.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Moore’s Jackson-ville Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Tony Wade officiating. Interment will follow at Arkansas Memorial Gardens in North Little Rock. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home (501) 982-2136.