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Saturday, September 16, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 09-16-06

David Fisk
David Lee Fisk, 74, of Jacksonville, passed away Sept. 12 in Jacksonville.
He was born June 20, 1932 to the late Vernon and Lina Anderson Fisk in Bark River, Mich.

Fisk was also preceded in death by his brother, Guy Fisk. He retired from the Air Force, was a recipient of a master’s degree in economics from ASU and was a contractor in the Jacksonville area.

Survivors include his wife, Iris of Jacksonville; a son, James D. Fisk of Jacksonville; daughter, Penny R. Fisk of Lonoke, and a stepson Keith Rogers of Little Rock, one brother, Jack Fisk and his wife Jean of Michigan as well as a host of friends and family.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Funeral arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


James Bishop
James Edward Bishop, 47, of Scott passed away Sept. 14 in Little Rock.

He was born April 18, 1959 to the late James H. and Virginia D. Westerman Bishop in Bald Knob.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers; Edward Eugene, Jimmy Lee and Johnny William Bishop as well as a sister, Brenda Faye Potts. Edward was a construction worker who never turned down the opportunity to help someone in need.

Survivors include his fiancé, Starr Lynn Kelley Strom of Scott; sisters, Barbara Rodenberry of Jacksonville, Joyce Wortham of Lonoke, Rita Milligan of Lonoke, Kathy McCraw and husband John of Jacksonville, Lindsey Cooper, Debbie Cooper, Gail Cooper, and Verilette Hubert all of Kansas City, Kan.; brothers, Thomas A. Bishop and wife Debbie, Larry Cooper, Chucky Cooper and Darryl Cooper all of Kansas City, Kan., Clint Cooper and Donny Cooper both of Cabot, as well as a host of other friends and family.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Friendly Chapel Church of the Nazarene, 116 S. Pine in North Little Rock with Bro. Paul Holderfield officiating.

Interment will follow in Sumner Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Linda Roper
Linda “Lyn” Roper, 66, of McRae, passed away Sept. 12. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

She is survived by two sons, Barry Roper of Jacksonville and Jeff Roper of Little Rock; two grandchildren, Bryan Roper and Amanda Nolting; one great-grandchild, Kylie Nolting; two brothers, Buddy Morrow of McRae and Vernon Morrow of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Geneva Ramsey of Jacksonville and Fern Woodworth of North Little Rock.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Roper of Jones-boro; her parents, Henry and Esther Morrow; two brothers, Bill and Jamie Morrow and one sister, Magdalene Hughes.

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


Nola Parchman
Nola Geneva Bishop Parchman, 92, of McRae, was born July 9, 1914, at Greenville, Miss.

She passed away Sept. 14.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of McRae and devoted her life to God and the services to her loved ones and friends.

Her faith in God and Jesus Christ and her desire to provide for her family, friends and acquaintances carried her through the great depression, wars, and finally, at the age of 92, to her home with God and those who have gone on before. She was a wonderful and caring person who treated people with love and respect.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman S. Parch-man of McRae and parents John Lee Bishop and Minnie Lee Bishop Hart.

Surviving are three daughters, Novela Annalee (Eual Gene) Kirk of McRae, Norma Helen (Gary H.) Graham of Searcy, Rebecca Sue (Micheal R.) Latting of McRae; son Billy Wayne (Patricia A.) Parchman of Beebe; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends.

Family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, at First Baptist Church, McRae, with burial at Lebanon Cemetery. Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home.


Floyd Harris
Floyd Murphey Harris, 89, of Ward was born Jan. 31, 1917 at Ward and died peacefully at his home Sept. 14 after a long battle with cancer.

He served in the Army Intelligence in the 115 Signal Corp. during World War II. He was a member of the Joliet First Church of the Nazarene until 1987. After retirement, he moved back to Arkansas in 1987 and was a member of the Beebe Church of the Nazarene.

He served on the Church Board and taught Sunday school and helped build these three churches, including the Joliet Crystal Lawns Church of the Nazarene.

He worked on the Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern Railway for 31 years in Joliet, Ill., and was an active member of the Woodlawn Senior Citizens. All who knew him said he was a wonderful man of God and made an impact on many who met him.

Floyd is preceded in death by his wife, Carmelita Harris, who died April 11, 1992; his parents, Joe and Alma Harris; two brothers, Clem A. Harris and Darrel Harris; two sisters, Odell Young and Mattie Lene Baldwin Knox; two daughters, Patricia Forillo and Alma Jo Fields of Joliet, Illinois.

He is survived by one daughter, Barbara Burk of Joliet, Ill.; three sons, Ronald (Connie) Harris and Glenn Harris of Joliet, Ill.; Donald (Rose) Harris of Ward; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Geraldine Harris, Oza Mae Trickey and Ruth Hudson, all of Little Rock, and Elizabeth (Paul) Norman of Ward, and brother Charles (Jane) Harris of Coal City, Ill.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Beebe First Church of the Nazarene, with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Joliet, Illinois.

Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home.


Ruby Staley
Ruby Staley, 82, of Ward died Sept. 14 at her home. She was born April 20, 1924 to the late Richard J. and Euyla McDonald Bayles in Ward. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Ward.

In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Staley; three sisters, Jean Spears, Rosa Burke and Mary West-on; a brother, Dick Bayles.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Reid and Pamelia Price; five sons, Robert L. Jr., Michael A, James Christopher, Brian Mark, and Tony L. Staley; one brother, Cecil Bayles; 18 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.  

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ward First Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Fowler and Rev. Gene Davis officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.


Linda Harris
Linda Kay Harris, 50, of Ward, passed away Sept. 14.

She was born Dec. 25, 1955 in California to Lloyd and Noreene Treon. Survivors include two daughters: Misty Poe (Wayne) of Beebe and Danielle Pollard (Dustin) of Cabot; parents, Lloyd and Noreene Treon; two grandchildren: Cameron and Ethan Poe of Beebe.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, at Mt. Springs Baptist Church. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot .


Patricia Philpot
Patricia Anne Letasky Philpot, 70, went to be with the Lord Sept. 9. She was born Oct. 21, 1935, the only child of the late John and Lucy Larkin Letasky. Pat was a member of Carlisle First Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star.

She was a graduate of Lonoke High School, where she loved playing basketball.

She raised her three children in Carlisle: Lee Anne (Steve) Hess of Conway, Donna Curry and John Philpot of Carlisle. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Lee David Wood and Suzanne Smiley of Conway, Allison Parker and Andrea Hunt of Carlisle, and four great grandchildren, Greyson Lee Wood, Lucien and Bella Smiley and Hayden Elizabeth Parker.

Services were held Sept. 12 at Carlisle First Baptist Church, with burial at Carlisle Cemetery.


Lois Carter
Lois Murlene Stane Carter, 73, passed away Sept. 12.

She is survived by her husband George E. Carter; three sons, Jimmy Carter of Lonoke, Terry Carter of North Little Rock and Larry Carter of Florida; one daughter, Shirley Witonski of Drasco; one grandson, two granddaughters and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held Sept. 14 at Hamilton Baptist Church with burial at Hamilton Cemetery with arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.