Leader Blues

Friday, June 16, 2006


Annie Bell Tucker

Annie Bell Tucker, 67, of Jacksonville, died June 14.  

She was born March 22, 1939, in Liberty to the late William W. and Roxie Taylor Hill.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth A. Tucker, Sr.  Annie was a member of McArthur Assembly of God. Survivors include her three children, Kenneth A. Tucker Jr. and his wife Ruth Ann of Cabot, Gleason Tucker and his wife Lena of Lonoke and Roxie Wright and her husband Michael of Jacksonville; three sisters, Mary Hardcastle of Jacksonville, Addie Grasby of North Little Rock and Barbara Crawford of Sacramento, Calif.; a brother, Rev. Milburn “Pint” Hill of Cabot; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  She will be missed by her extended karaoke family.

Funeral services are 3 p.m., today at Moore’s Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Rev. John McKay officiating. Interment will follow at Arkansas Memorial Gardens in North Little Rock. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

James Wood

James Roger Wood, 52, of El Paso, died June 12. He was born Aug. 19, 1953, at Little Rock to James M. and Pauline Marie Wood. He graduated from North Little Rock High and attended ASU-Beebe, where he was an honor student. He was a welder - steel fabricator. He is survived by his father, James M. Wood of El Paso; his brother, Gary W. Wood of North Little Rock; four aunts, Mary Lou Hopkins of Little Rock, Norma R. Weeks of North Little Rock, Brenda Hefner of Haughton, La., and Ada Stephens of Smithville, Mo. He was preceded in death by his mother and his aunt, Glenda D. Lyle.

Funeral services were held Friday at Westbrook Funeral Home with burial in Hawthicket Cemetery, Mt. Vernon. Officiant, Rev. Freddie Dulaney. Pallbearers, Joe Baldwin, Randy Lyle, Jerry Tindall, Lloyd Patterson and Richard Austin.

Geneva Crump

Geneva L. Crump, 88, of Ward, was called home June 15. She was born Nov. 29, 1917, at Ward, to John Kindred and Elora E. Wilson Jack-son. She was preceded in death by her only child, George K. Crump, her parents, three brothers and four sisters.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Royce Crump of the home; granddaughters Kinley and Hayley Crump; a grandson, Colton Crump, all of Cabot; daughter-in-law Vicki Crump of Cabot; sister Maysel Wilson of Lonoke; in-laws Gene and Ann Sutton of Fordyce; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Sylvania Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 11228 Hwy. 38 E., Ward, Ark. 72176.

James Hudson

James Harold Hudson, 86, of Jacksonville, died June 15 in Little Rock. He was born Dec. 7, 1919, in Bruno to the late John Claude Hudson and Lora Keeter. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Padgett Hudson; daughters, Joann and Brenda; son, Bobby; and grandson, butch Murry.

Survivors include his son Billy H. Hudson and wife Brenda; two daughters, Onita Murry and Pamela Hudson; seven grandchildren, Tammy, Robin, Jimmy, Danny, Tasha, Donna and Ray Jr.; and many great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are 10 a.m., Monday at Moore’s Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Bro. Ray Smith and Rev. Howard Winkler officiating.

Interment will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery in Alexander. Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler, 89, of Jacksonville passed away June 14. He was born Nov. 29, 1916, in Clovis, N.M. He was a retired farmer and mechanic and a Methodist. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dollie; son Jack; three daughters Shirley Sena, formerly of Sherwood, Lenora and Barbara; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Lost Corner Cemetery near Cleveland in Conway County. Arrangements by Huson Funeral Home.

Harold Kohnert

Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.) Harold A. Kohnert, 86, entered into rest in Las Vegas, Nev., June 10, 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Lois of Las Vegas, Nev.; and daughters, Arjyra Jarie Stedman-Ebert of Manteo, N.C., Jana Kohnert and Hallie Ridenbaugh, both of Las Vegas, Nev. He was born and raised in Melrose, Wisc., the youngest of five children. He was a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He served in the Air Force for 26 years. His achievements included numerous World War II and peace time medals. He was a pilot for the B-26, T-33, C-119 and B47, command pilot and squadron commander for the missile wing at Little Rock Air Force Base.

After his Air Force retirement in 1967 from LRAFB, he was a real estate broker for 25 years. His strong work ethic, love of God, country, family and friends will be remembered and cherished by all who knew him.

He will be laid to rest at the Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery in Sherwood. Donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.