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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 08-23-06


Robert Ralph Reynolds, 85, of Beebe passed away Sunday, Aug. 20.

He was born January 4, 1921, in Vincennes, Ind., to William and Viola Reynolds.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge 145, both at Beebe.

He served his country with the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Second World War.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jewel Black Reynolds; two children, William Robert Reynolds of Beebe and Judith Lynn McCann of Springdale; a brother, Clarence Ray Reynolds of Vincennes, Ind.; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Westbrook Funeral Home with burial in Lebanon Cemetery at McRae.


Harold L. Hicks, 73, of Jacksonville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 16, in North Little Rock. He was born on Sept. 13, 1932, in Dillard, Okla., to the late William L. and Vera M. Hart Hicks.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Larry Hicks, and a brother, Wayne Hicks.
He is survived by his wife, Alma Joyce Rockey Hicks of Jacksonville; children, Charles Hicks and his wife, Rhonda, of Peron and Debbie Haulton of Harrison; daughter-in-law, Vanessa Hicks of Jacksonville; sisters, Elwanna Hudson and her husband, Ernest, of Brownfield, Texas, Maudine Collier and her husband, Royce, of Huntsville, and Linda Holloway and her husband, Kenneth, of Kingston; a sister-in-law, Shirley Hicks of Huntsville; his grandchildren, Christopher Hicks and his wife, Tonya, of Fayetteville, Kim Trublood and her husband, John, of Harrison, Robert Haulton of St. Louis, Mo., Jeremy Hicks of Conway, and Lesley Hicks of Jacksonville, as well as two great-grandchildren, Silas Hicks and Tabor Trublood.

A graveside service was held Aug. 19 in Walnut Bottoms Cemetery in Peron by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Verla A. Miessner went to be with the Lord and Savior on Aug. 18, 2006.
She was born in Oplin, Texas, to the late Preston and Beulah Moore.

She spent her early years of life in Abilene, Texas, and later moved to Fort Worth, where she met the love of her life of 42 years, Hillis J. Miessner. They were married on January 16, 1954 and began their life together in Fort Worth, Texas and later moved to Germany in 1974.

After spending five years in Germany, Hillis, Verla, and four of their children moved to Cabot, where they settled down to retire. She was preceded in death by their first child, Margaret; her father, Preston Moore, and mother, Beulah Moore.

A loving wife, mother, friend and Oma, she is survived by her husband, Hillis Miessner; son Mark Miessner and wife, Sheryl; grandson Matthew; granddaughter Heather; son, Allen Miessner and granddaughter Laura, son Gary Miessner and wife, Terri, all of Cabot; daughter Gail Schwanke and husband, Keith Schwanke grandsons Joshua and Andrew of Junction City, Kan.; a sister, three brothers and many special nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cabot.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church of Cabot or Baptist Hospice of Arkansas.

The family would like to thank family, friends and co-workers who lifted them up in prayers, and Baptist Hospice for the faith, care, and love shown during this difficult time.