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Friday, August 11, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 08-12-06

Shirley Hopkins
Shirley Ann Petty Hopkins, 67, of Stuttgart passed away Aug. 5.

She was born March 5, 1939, in Little Rock, to the late Julius and Myrtle Petty.

Survivors include her sons, Ray Harrison and wife, Becky of Little Rock, Lynn Berry and wife, Sherry of Austin; one daughter, Susan Deely of Stuttgart; two brothers, Dr. Gene Petty of Longview, Texas, and Dr. Charles Petty of Raleigh, N.C.; one stepsister, Lois Lovette of Stuttgart, and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Aug. 7 at First Baptist Church in England. Funeral arrangements were by Thomas Funeral Service.

Robert Morrison
Robert Dwayne Morrison, 44, of Cabot, died Aug. 3.

He was the son of Robert Lee Morrison and Elender Ashmore Morrison.

He attended the Apostolic Church in North Little Rock. He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include one son, Robbie Morrison; one daughter, Sarah Morrison; one sister, Tamera Mor-rison, and his mother, all of Cabot.

Funeral services were held Aug. 7 at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Fu-neral Home in North Little Rock.

Burial was in Rest Hills Memorial Park.

Jessie Scott
Jessie A. Scott, 77, of Jacksonville, died Aug. 7 at her home. She was born Oct. 19, 1928 in Washington, D.C. to the late Wallace E. and Elsie Schenck Miller.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Norman Russell Scott; a son, Steven M. Scott, and two sisters, Murle Miller-Casey and Elsie Buddington.

Jessie was a member of First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. She was a member of Seekers Sunday School Class and First United Methodist Church Young At Heart. She was a member of Rebsamen Medical Auxiliary, a lifetime member of AFSAA and volunteered at the Little Rock Air Force Base Pharmacy. She was a Leader employee.

Survivors include a daughter, Aileen Holt of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son, Russell Scott and his wife, Angela of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, Chris Scott of Little Rock, Jessica Holt of Tampa, Fla., Kimberly Chrissonberry of Conway, Leslie Hallahan of California, Steven Holt of Colorado Springs and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Aug. 10 at the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville with Rev. Charles Watts officiating.
Interment followed at The National Veteran’s Cemetery in  Little Rock.

Visitation was held Aug. 9 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville or to the American Red Cross.

Charles Schmitt
Charles Edward Schmitt, 49, of Jacksonville, passed away Aug. 6.

He was born April, 8, 1957, in Little Rock, the son of Heles McDaniel Stoneking of Jackson-ville and the late Waymon Schmitt.

Survivors include two brothers, Orville Mccoy, Sr., and Jackie Larell McCoy, Jr., both of Jacksonville; two sisters, Barbara Moon of Maumelle and Brenda Mitchell of Fort Smith; one aunt, Alice Thompson of Jacksonville; three cousins; a host of nieces and nephews and many friends.

Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Chapel in North Little Rock.