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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 07-12-06

Mattie Haralson, 101

Mattie Josiephene May Haral-son, 101, of Jacksonville passed away July 9 at Woodland Hills Nursing Home in Jacksonville. She was born Nov. 30, 1904, at Hattieville to Hen-ry Columbus May and Savannah Georgia Hicks May.

She was a homemaker and member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Price Monroe Haralson; a son, Houston Haralson; a daughter, Marilyn Brown; a son-in-law, Britt Hall; three brothers; one sister; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Price Monroe Jr. and Sybil Haralson of Redfield, Bobby Joe and Norma Haralson of Jacksonville; a daughter, Vernie Hall of Pine Bluff; a daughter-in-law, Nadine Haralson of Gravel Ridge; son-in-law, Truman Brown of Splendora, Texas; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at East Union Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Bob Slagley officiating.

Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Memorials may be made to East Union Missionary Baptist Church, 20422 N. Spring-lake Road, Hensley, Ark. 72065, or Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 5300 Stagecoach Road, Little Rock, Ark., 72204.

Arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Sheridan.

Bertha Smith

Bertha Marion Smith, 90, of Jacksonville, died July 7 at home. She was born March 12, 1916, to the late Aaron and Margaret Sherlock Adler in Nottingham, England. She is survived by her daughter, Deirdre Reilly of Jack-sonville; four grandchildren, Michael and Sharon Moore, Patrick and Carol Reilly, Daniel Reilly, Shona and Jason McAtee, and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, John Smith. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerold Posey.

Charles Middleton

Charles “Charlie” Edwin Middle-ton, 67, of Cottonwood, Ariz., passed away July 3.

He was born to the late Sallie and Edwin Gladstone “E.G.” Middleton in Arkansas. He spent most of his life in Arkansas, graduating from Quit-man High School. He did a tour of duty in the Navy and afterwards, he pursued his passion for trucks and over-the-road driving, working for Traveler Boats and Transcon. He retired in 1997 after 28 years with ABF Freight Systems. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Jacksonville, the Scottish Rite of Little Rock and the Teamsters of Little Rock. He was also a member of Sedona United Methodist Church in Arizona. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Marie Middleton.

Survivors include his two daughters, Karen Middleton Britton of Colorado and Sheila Middleton Sals-man of New Mexico; one sister, Mary Hassell Maxson of Arizona, and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rest Hills Chapel in North Little Rock. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. There will also be a memorial service held at a later date in Arizona.

The family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 220 W. Main Street in Jacksonville or Sedona United Methodist Church, 1109 Indian Cliffs Road, Sedona, Ariz., 86336.

Selma Thornton

“Granny” Selma Lilly Thornton, 93, of Cabot, went to be with Jesus July 9. She was born April 7, 1913, in Cabot to the late Marion Wesley and Callie Elizabeth Cole. She was the founding executor of the Faith Chris-tian Center Church and a Prayer Warrior all of her life.

Also preceding her in death are one son, William Thornton, Jr.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Survivors include three daughters, Connie Mahoney and Donna Williams of Cabot and Betty J. Gilliam of Jacksonville; one son, Doyne T. Thornton of Alpena; one sister, Maycel Wood of Bakersfield, Calif.; 22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. today with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Faith Christian Center, 6706 T.P. White Drive in Jacksonville with Rev. Gene Gilliam officiating.

Interment will follow at 16th Section Cemetery. Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service.

Jesse Maddox

Jesse Alexander Maddox, 86, of Cabot, went to be with his Heavenly Father on July 9. He was born Jan. 8, 1920 in Guin, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his parents E.A. and Alice Foster Maddox, four brothers and two sisters.  

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Betty of Cabot; one son, Sam Maddox, and his wife, Sandra of Stuttgart; two daughters, Peggy Reichenbach and her husband, Carl and Becky Rummel and her husband, Larry, all of Cabot; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Victory Baptist Church of Cabot with burial at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital for cancer research.  

Jimmy Woosley

Jimmy Darrell Woosley, Sr., of Cabot passed away July 7. He was born July 7, 1936, in England to the late Charley Richard and Thelma Jones Woosley.

Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Patricia and Lois Woosley and three brothers, Ray, Doyne and Eugene Woosley.

Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Penny Jackson Woosley of the home; four sons, Floyd Whitten of El Paso, and Bruce, Danny and Jimmy Woosley, all of Cabot; one sister Carolyn Schmerber of Salem, Oregon, and one brother Joe Woosley of Cabot; seven grandchildren, Paul and Brandy Whitten of Mississippi, Maggie Gray and Laura Woosley of Cabot, Crystal Crisco of Beebe and Judy and Jessica Woosley of Cabot, and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Cabot United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Meadows officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cabot. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation or to Union Valley Cemetery, 14633 Hwy. 31 So., England, Ark., 72046.  Arrangements were by Thomas Funeral Service of Cabot.

Raelynne Duckett

Raelynne Bliss Rachelle Duckett of Beebe, infant daughter of Jacilyn Duckett and Billy Heaston, died July 7.

She is also survived by a brother, Xander Duckett of Beebe; her grandparents, George and Sandra Beals of Beebe; and great-grandmother, Helen Bliss of Okla-homa. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at West-brook Funeral Home of Beebe.

Louvinia Love

Louvinia Love, 69, one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, baptized July 1, 1975, died July 6 in Searcy.

She was born to the late Charles M. Love, Sr., and Georgia Christian in Judsonia on July 20, 1936.

She has lived in Vacaville, Calif., for the last 11 years and had returned to Heber Springs for a family reunion.

She is preceded in death by one daughter, Tricia Ann Ruhl.

She is survived by her children, Edward Ruhl and wife, Peppa of Yuma, Arizona, Beverly Lowery and Tonya Marie Love, both of Vacaville, Calif., Walter Henry Sullivan, Jr., and wife, Robbie of Bald Knob, and Debra Fulton of Jacksonville; brothers Charles Love, Dale E. Love, Robert Love, Jr., and Paul Love; and sisters, Bobbie Marie McKee and Billie Rea Leduc.

Memorial services were held Sunday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Searcy at 6:30 p.m. with Russell Smith officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.