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Friday, July 14, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 07-15-06

Carmen Burdell

Carmen Lydia Burdell, 70, of Jacksonville went to be with her Lord on July 11 after a long illness in her home.  

She was born March 25, 1936, to Bernardino Ayala and Margarita Soto Medina Morales.  She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Jacksonville. She was also a member of Razorback Square Dancing Club.

She was preceded in death by her father and her first husband Billy Carroll Robberts.  

She is survived by her husband Franklin Burdell; her mother Margarita Soto of Cabot; four children, Carmen Shurley and her husband Dr. Bo of Cabot, Robin Gottsponer and her husband Harry of North Little Rock, Bobby Robberts and his wife Jill of Nebraska, and Russell Robberts and his fiancé Susan Jeffery of Conway; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and her best friend Loreen Wenzl.  

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at 16th Section Cemetery in Austin with the Rev. John Long and Bro. Harry Gottsponer officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.

The family wishes to thank Arkansas Hospice for their kind care and support. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 5600 W. 12th St., Little Rock, Ark., 72212. Arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.

Jesse Maddox

Jesse Alexander Maddox, 86, of Cabot, died 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, Becky Rummel and her husband Larry, all of Cabot; a brother, Paul Maddox and his wife, Maylene of Cabot; a sister; Jean Lassiter of Cabot; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday 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.