Leader Blues

Friday, June 02, 2006


Gary Boyles

Gary L. Boyles, 55, of Lonoke, went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 1 after a long battle with cancer. He was born March 23, 1951 in Little Rock.

Gary was a dedicated employee of Remington Arms, Inc., in Lo-noke where he worked for 34 years making his way up to shift supervisor. He was a proud graduate of Lonoke High School and a dedicated Jackrabbit.

He played on the 1969 state champion teams in baseball and basketball and was captain of the undefeated Jackrabbit football team. Gary also ran track, played in the band and was president of his class. Gary would say, “The way of a leader is long and hard.”

Gary attended Arkansas Tech where he played football before starting his career at Remington Arms Inc. Gary was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 51 in Lonoke and Lonoke First United Methodist Church.

He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to have time with his friends.

Most of all Gary was a devoted husband, a loving father and proud son. Gary was a team player and was loved by all.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jimmie Cheek Boyles; his daughter, Tammy Rowe of Sher-wood; one son Matt Boyles and daughter-in-law Janette, and a grandson to be of Lonoke; his parents, Pete W. and Regina Boyles of Lonoke; brothers, Harrell (Renee) Boyles of Bryant and Brad (Debbie) Boyles of Arlington, Texas; sisters, Tanya (Ted) Hensley and Tina Boyles of Lonoke and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lonoke First United Methodist Church with ar-rangements by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.

Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lonoke First United Methodist Church.

Helen Garner

Helen Louise Garner, 63, died May 31.

She is survived by her husband Ricky Lee Garner; children, De-wayne Haynes of Illinois and Tina Warsa of Arizona; four grandchildren; one brother, Daniel Mixon of Illinois; and a sister, Marie Wilson of Pocahontas and many other relatives.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Highland Cemetery, Highland with arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.

Jack Bookout

Jack Bookout, 66, of Beebe, died Wednesday, May 31 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born Nov. 21, 1939, in Lawrence County, to Van and Ruby Dobbs Bookout.

He was an engineer for Union Pacific Railroad for 42 years and a member of Midway Assembly of God Church at Walnut Ridge.

Jack is survived by his wife, Jean Bookout; two daughters, Kimberlie Harris and husband Benjy of Newport and Shannon Owen and husband Jeff of Harri-son; four grandchildren, Tyler Harris, Logan Owen, Tara Harris and Emily Owen.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Meadow-brook Memorial Gardens, Beebe.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Arkan-sas Division, Inc., 901 N. University, Little Rock, Ark., 72207.

Robert Rogers

Robert Rogers, 72, of North Little Rock passed away on Wed-nesday, May 31 in North Little Rock.

He was born August 16, 1933 in Hughes, a son of the late Charles and Tula Hendrix Rogers. He is also preceded in death by his first and second wives, a son and four brothers.

He will be remembered as an outdoors man who loved to fish.

Survivors include his son, Steven Rogers and wife Duwanna of Jacksonville; two daughters, Brenda Nalley of Whitehouse, Texas, and Glenda Wayson of Little Rock; a sister, Linda Turnage and husband, Clint of North Little Rock; a brother, Leon Rogers and wife Faye of Malvern; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, friends and other family.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville with Rev. John Lindsey officiating.  

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