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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 08-09-06

John Sutton
John Shelby Sutton, 52, of Alexander, passed away Thursday.

He was born September 27, 1953, in Little Rock to the late Van D. Sutton and Mary Yar-berry Sutton Cullins.
He was an ordained minister. 

He is survived by his children, Shelly Cagle and  husband Terry of Cowan, Tenn., and James Sutton and wife Connie of Ward; brother, Lee Sutton; sisters, Sue Mullings and husband Sam of Alex-ander and Sharon Flu-ker; two nieces, Kim-berly Axelson and LeAnn Bajorek; five grandchildren and his fiancé, Zora Anderson of Beebe.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at Viney Ridge Em-manuel Baptist Church.

Karl Oelschlager 
Karl H. Oelschlager, 54, of Jacksonville, died Friday at his home.  

He was born October 31, 1951, in Bridgeville, Penn., to the late John H. and Myrna C. Gilkeson Oelschlager.  

He served in the United States Air Force and was a Lutheran. He was a member of ABATE – 13, American Motorcycle Association and an honorary member of Rolling Thunder Inc. Arkansas Chapter I. Survivors include his children; Marissa and Jon Oelschlager, both of Gainsville, Flo., two sisters; Diane Heinz of Port St. Lucie, Flo. and Margaret Watts and her husband Ed of Bridgeville, Penn., two brothers; James Oelschlager and his wife Corry of Flemington, New Jersey and Jack Oelschlager and his wife Jacqueline of Canonsburg, Penn. and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m., Thursday at Moore’s Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville.

Leroy Bacus
Leroy Bacus, 68, of Beebe, died Thursday in Searcy.  

He was born August 22, 1937, to Elmer and Maybell Powell Bacus.  

He was a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Austin.

He was preceded in death by his father; Elmer Carl Bacus Jr. and his sister; Margaret Martin.   

Survivors include his wife, Corena Gray Bacus, mother, one brother, Carl Bacus III of McRae, five sisters; Leola Christene Young and Norma Gene Forester, both of Beebe, Margie Stephens of Conway, Lorrine Bacus of Florida, and Patricia Secreast of Florida.  

A private service was held at the home of Leola Young Monday with the Rev. Otto Brown officiating.

Sherry Stanfield
Sherry Anne Stanfield, 66, of Jacksonville passed away Sunday at her home after a long illness.  

She was born on September 29, 1939, in Bemis, Tenn., to the late Raymond T. and Ann Elizabeth “Garr” Davis.  

She was an active member of the Brockington Road Baptist Church in Jacksonville.  

She was a nurse for many years and served as such in both Mississippi and Arkansas, especially to the elderly.

She is survived by four sons, Mike Beall of Atlanta, Georgia, Todd Beall and wife Charolette of  Jacksonville and Scott Beall and wife Joanne of Columbus, Miss. and Jeff Beall and wife Cindy of Brandon, Miss., two brothers, John Davis of Ellijay, Georgia and Tommy Davis of Clinton, Miss., grandchildren, Alan, Byron, Courtney, Katie, Wyatt, Lauren, Kristopher, John David and numerous other family members and friends.

Funeral services will be at noon Thursday at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel in Raymond, Miss..  

Burial will follow in Raymond Cemetery.  Visitation will be today from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Brockington Road Baptist Church.