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Friday, June 23, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 06-24-06

Ruth Musser

Ruth German Musser, 73, formerly of Lonoke, died June 22.

Survivors are her children, Yvonne Baber of Oklahoma and son, Alven Musser of Indiana; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and two brothers, Richard German of Tennessee and John German of Arizona. Graveside services are 10 a.m. today, in Lonoke Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.


Mildred Price

Mildred Louise “Lou” Price, 88, of Beebe was born March 28, 1918, to Dewey and Mattie Magness McAfee. She passed away June 22 at her son’s home in Oliver Springs, Tenn., after a long illness. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Beebe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell Price; an infant son, H.L. Price; her parents; brothers, Harlon, William, Dewey, Arvard and Dannell McAfee; sister, Helen Strayhorn; and daughters-in-law, Betty and Helen Price.

She is survived by three sons, Bennie Price of Beebe; Leroy “Cotton” Price of Ward and Jerry Price and wife, Betty, of Oliver Springs, Tenn., with whom she resided; grandchildren, Lynn and Lynn Heffner, Lisa and Larry Cook, all of Cabot; Dianna and Michael Petray of Ward, Angie and Jimmy Russell of Sherwood, Dennis and Tammy Price of Fairview, Okla., Todd and Amanda Price of McRae, and Erika and Sean Rainey of Beebe; great-grandchildren, Lonnie and Leslie Heffner, Natalie Cook, all of Cabot, Carol and Lee Petray of Ward, Holly Price of Sherwood, Casi and Dillon Price of Fairview, Okla., Madison Price of McRae and Jasmine Rainey of Beebe; great-great grandchildren, Shai-Anne and Trenton Glover of Sherwood; sisters Mary Catherine Stark and husband Clifford “Red” Stark of Searcy, Imogene Glass of Columbus, Kan., and Frances Furns of Beebe; sister-in-law Marketta McAfee of Kansas City, Kan.; many nieces, nephews and cousins and a world of friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Westbrook Funeral Home with burial in Weir Cemetery.

Lynn Heffner, Larry Cook, Dennis Price, Michael Petray, Jimmy Russell, David and Dr. Dewey McAfee will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Todd, Tim, Jeff and Mike McAfee, Tip and Tony Stark and Joe Stray-horn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideon Memorial Bibles, Roane County Gideons, P.O. Box 476, Kingston, Tenn., 37763.


Terry Long

Terry Kenneth Long, 45, of Cabot, died June 21 in Little Rock. He was born Sept. 4, 1960, in Greenville, Miss., to the late Lester E. and Dollie Rigby Long. He was also preceded in death by his children; Ashley and Dillon Long. He was a self-employed carpenter and member of Landmark Baptist Church.

Survivors include his longtime companion, Teresa Fryar of Cabot, an aunt, Laura Fryery and cousin, Mike Fryere, both of Benoit, Miss.; brothers, Tommy Curtis Long and his wife, Nancy of Sacramento, Calif.,,and Timmy Carl Long of Ca-bot; niece, Rebecca Long of Dallas, and nephew, Samuel Long of Sacramento, Calif.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today at Moore’s Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Bro. Tim Carter officiating. Inter-ment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Roberta BastIAn

Roberta M. Bastian, 84, passed away June 18 at her home in Cabot. She was born March 1, 1922, in Dunkirk, Ind., to the late John and Lydia Gray. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra K. Baldwin, and two brothers, John and Robert Gray.

Survivors include her husband, Benjamin Bastian, and son-in-law, David Baldwin, both of Cabot; sister-in-law, Marty Gray of Muncie, Ind.; grandchildren, Christopher Baldwin and wife, Michelle and Diana Jacob-sen, and great-grandchildren, Ash-ley and Jessie Baldwin and Chris-topher Jacobsen.

Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkan-sas Hospice Foundation, 5600 W. 12th St., Little Rock, Ark.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.