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Friday, August 25, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 08-26-06

Norma Christenberry
Norma Christenberry, of Jacksonville, beloved wife of Bill Christenberry, joined her daughter, Janet Thompson when she peacefully passed away on Aug. 22.  

She was born in Oklahoma City to the late William and Edith Schmidt.  

She was a graduate of Central State in Edmond, now the University of Central Oklahoma. Known for her love of family and friends, her cooking and canning skills as well as her sense of humor, she will be missed. Before this last difficult year, she was an active member of the Little Rock Air Force Base Chapel, P.W.O.C., Armettes, Enlisted Wives’ Club, A.A.R.P. and her beloved “Bridgies.”

Besides her husband of 56 years, Bill Christenberry, survivors include her daughter, Nancy of Stuttgart and the home; a son, David and wife Jani of Desoto, Kan.; four grandchildren, Amanda Sumner of Tulsa, Okla., Joel Thompson of Peryton, Texas, and Jessica and Kaleb Christen-berry of Desoto, Kan.; two sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews, other family, and many friends.

Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Little Rock Air Force Base Chapel.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jack-sonville Funeral Home.


Sue Kerns
Sue Shelton Kerns, 76, born in Lonoke County to Oliver M. Shelton and Ester Jones Shelton, died Aug. 23.

She was a Baptist.

Her husband, Bob Kerns, preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter Dana and husband Mark Mabry of Texas; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Bernice Pounders of Little Rock; a brother, Ellis Shelton of Oklahoma, and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Wattensaw Cemetery, arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home.