Leader Blues

Thursday, July 20, 2006



Derrell James Harrison, 64, of Beebe, was born Feb. 11, 1942, in Little Rock and died July 18.
He was a retired truck driver for ABF after working for 34 years, and a devoted employee of Kelly-woodyards of Alabama.
His favorite pastime was rebuilding and programming computers. He was a member of Union Valley Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Myrl Harrison; and grandparents, Earl and Maude Stamps and Robert and Effie Harrison.

He is survived by his mother, Marlene Taylor of Beebe; one daughter, Gina Harrison of Beebe; one granddaughter, Jamie Lack of Cabot; two sisters, Jane and Lee Goodson of New Orleans, La., and Rita Bass of Beebe. The family wishes to say a special thank you to White County Hospice.

Visitation begins 1 p.m. Friday at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. Funeral will follow at 2 p.m. Friday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Stoney Point Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Union Valley Baptist Church Building Fund, 932 Hwy. 64 W., Beebe, Ark. 72012.


Stevie Cheyenne Cossey, infant, of Ward passed away July 16 at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
She was born July 12 in Jack-sonville to Stephen and Kelly Cossey of Ward.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Wilson and Rena McGee and great-grandparents, William L. Cossey, Tom and Doris Wilkins, Edmond and Fronie Will-iamson and Daisy McGee.

She will be missed by her parents; brother, Trevor Patterson and sister Jade Cossey of the home; her grandparents Ray and Debbie Cossey of Ward; her great-grandmother Mammie Cossey of Jack-sonville; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at New Horizon Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin Bernard officiating. Interment will follow at Mr. Carmel Cemetery.
Arrangements by Thomas Fun-eral Service in Cabot.
William Hays
William Wesley Hays, 86, died July 17 at his home in Austin.  He was the son of the late Charles and Lillian Suttle Hays.  
He was born in Austin on March 28, 1920.  He attended Westside Junior High and Little Rock Central High School.
Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, he entered the Army Air Corps in January 1942.  

Sgt. Hays received, among other decoration, eight Bronze Stars, a Good Conduct Medal and a unit citation with two oak leaf clusters.  

He served one of the longest deployments overseas during WWII.

Hays returned home Sept. 11, 1945 and has lived and worked in Lonoke County until his death, at Cochran’s Cotton Gin, Bryant Construction and for himself.  

He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church for 60 years, and he served on the board and in many other capacities, including moving, cleaning, painting and whatever needed to be done for the church.

Survivors include one sister Judy Hays Lowman of Little Rock; a nephew, Larry Lowman of Wynne; a nephew Len Lowman and his wife Sherry of Little Rock, and a niece, Mary Jane Lowman also of Little Rock.  He also had a great niece, Lindsey Lowman and a great nephew, Jonathan Lowman, both of Little Rock.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Cabot United Methodist Church and will be officiated by Rev. Richard Lancaster assisted by Rev. Jerry Nipper and Rev. John Clotch.  

The family will greet friends at the church one hour before the service.  Burial will be at Old Austin Cemetery with arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home.  

Pallbearers will be his cousins, James Hays, Bill Hays, Ray Scroggs, Walter Scroggs, Jay Scroggs and Gene Plummer.  
Memorials can be sent to Bethlehem Methodist Church, 1281 Bethlehem Rd. Austin, Ark.,  72007 or Cabot United Methodist Church, 2003 S. Pine St. Cabot, Ark. 72023.


Coley L. Brewer, 72, of Beebe, beloved father, grandfather and brother, died July 16.
He was born Aug. 6, 1933, in Widener, to Hilliard and Loyce Coleman Brewer. He was a retired auto mechanic and a veteran of the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Brewer, and is survived by two sons, Vernon Brewer of Beebe, Elton Hale of Forrest City; a daughter, Darlene Cash of Bald Knob; two brothers, H.L. Brewer of O’Fallon, Mo., Cecil Brewer of Lonoke; a sister, Barbara Gilmer of Colt; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Tuesday at Meadowbrook Mem-orial Gardens, Beebe.