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Friday, July 07, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 07-08-06


William Vernon McLean, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed on to be with the Lord on July 5. He was preceeded in death by his parents and one son, Roland “Buddy” McLean. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Ava McLean; one son, Randy and wife Pricilla McLean; four daughters, Peggy and husband Boyce Nichols, Laurie and husband Randy Phillips, Rhonda and husband Charles Farmer and Mary McLean; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke with interment in Old Carlisle Cemetery. Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home.


Jimmie Joe Glover, 70, died July 7. He was a member of Lonoke Baptist Church, was retired from the military, a member of the Masonic Lodge and a 25-year faithful employee and funeral director at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.

Survivors include his wife Martha Glover; children, Billie Dean and husband Bill Reed of Carlisle, Debbie Thomason of Louisiana, Rosemary and husband Teddy Hoskins of Kentucky, Pamela and husband Craig Blackard of Lonoke and Jimmy Ray “Rowdy” and wife Beverly Glover of Kentucky; brothers and sisters, Shirley Lewis of East End, Charlotte Kinslow and Dixie Rye of Lonoke, Sonny Glover of Cherokee Village and Ray Glover of Carlisle; grandchildren, Brooke, Zack and Tyler Reed of Carlisle, Carmen Fletcher of Louisiana, Heather, Ryan and Kaci Hoskins, Megan and Paige Glover , all of Kentucky and Taylor and Peyton Blackard of Lonoke.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Marvin and Essie Glover and a sister Rosemary Glover. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Lonoke Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.


Jean R. Hazel, 73, of El Paso, was born Sept. 11, 1932, in El Paso to James “Sam” and Bessie Riley; and died July 4. She was owner of Jean Hazel Tax Co., and was a member of Oak Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Raymond G. Hazel, and her stepdaughter, Charlotte Rogers.

She is survived by one stepdaughter, Phyllis Bohannon of Florida; one stepson-in-law, Paul Rogers of El Paso; five brothers, James and wife Alice Riley of Ward, Tom, Sr. and wife Lela Riley, Jerry and wife Lula Riley, Doug and wife Kay Riley and Don and wife Arlena Riley, all of El Paso; four step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. Funeral will be services were held Friday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Blasingame Cemetery.


Jerold Alan Mulloy, 62, of Jacksonville, died June 30. He was born July 23, 1943.  He served as a captain in the Marines.  He received the purple heart for injuries sustained in Vietnam and was a member of the Retired Military Association. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Wooten Mulloy of Jacksonville, daughters; Shannon Hickman and husband Michael of Ashland, Ore., and Shelly Mulloy of Jacksonville, his mother, Grace Mulloy of Yreka, Calif., brother, Larry Mulloy of Yreka, Calif., and grandchildren; Franklin LimeMa Mulloy and Kathy Mulloy. Private services will be set at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Mabel Blakeley Williams 93, of Jacksonville died July 4.  She was a native of Sparkman.  She was born Dec. 28, 1912, to Henry J. and Lucy Avant Blakeley.

She graduated from Sparkman High School in 1930, where she was a member of the nationally known girls basketball team the “Sparkman Sparklers.”

The team participated in three national tournaments at Witchita, Kan., during high school and two such tournaments in college, placing high in each tournament.  The team was recently inducted into the Dallas County Sports Hall of Fame.

She attended Crescent College, a Junior College for Girls, where she earned an Associate of Arts degree.  After college, she married Stuart Williams, had two sons, and settled in Jacksonville.  She was an officer of First Arkansas Bank and Trust.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church; a Fifty-plus year member and past Matron and Deputy Grand Lecturer of the Order of the Eastern Star; Past President of National Business and Professional Women; Wesleyan Service Guild; Demolay Mother; Cub Scout Den Mother; and Former Member of the National Association of Bank Women.  She was also an avid Bridge Player for over 50 years and wrote a weekly column, “Reveries” for the Jacksonville Daily News for several years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stuart Williams; a brother, Jim Blakely; a sister, Marguerite Brittan; and her parents.   Survivors include her two sons, Lt. Col. (Ret.) James R. (Bob) Williams and wife Ethel of Ocean Springs, MS; and Jack M. Williams and his wife Betty of Roswell, GA; three grandsons, Bret Williams, Kelly Williams, and Tim Mull-inax; two granddaughters, Rebecca Smith and Shaney Malloy; four great granddaughters and two great grandsons.  She is also survived by a sister, Rachel Heffner of Pine Bluff, AR and her very special best friend of sixty years, Melda Rice.

Funeral Services were held Friday at First United Methodist Church of Jacksonville with Rev. Carol Goddard officiating. Internment followed at Rest Hills Memorial Park in Sherwood. Funeral arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. The Leader published a feature on Williams on June 14.