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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 10-04-06


Carolyn Yarbrough Huttig, 70, of Cabot went to be with the Lord Monday, Oct. 2.

She was born August 30, 1936, in Memphis, Tenn., to David W. and Marguerite Hartsfield Yarbrough. Huttig was a retired substitute teacher and a member of First United Methodist Church.

She was an artist who enjoyed painting, playing Mah Jong and was a member of the Wayside Garden Club. She was very involved in volunteer work. She was an outstanding member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, having served as president of the Cosmos Club, of the Forrest City District, and the General Federation of Women’s Club of Arkansas. She was a member of the National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders, the American Security Council and on the Foreign Policy Honor Roll.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Huttig, and sons Richard Webb and Jack Webb. She is survived by two sons, Brant Huttig of Bartlett, Tenn., and William Jessie Huttig of Cabot; two daughters, Melanie Armstrong and husband Tom of Cabot, and Melinda Bear and husband Steve of North Little Rock; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, David M. Yarbrough of Mobile, Ala.; and one sister, Dr. Karen M. Yarbrough of Hattiesburg, Miss.

Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Forrest City.


Mark Swetman, 56, of Beebe died Sunday, Oct. 1. He was born Sept. 6, 1950, in Chicago, Ill., to Harry and Clare Swetman. He was a wonderful husband and a great Dad.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Roe, and his son, Sheldon, both of Beebe; one sister, Mary Jo Garcia; and two brothers, Paul Swetman and J.R. Swetman, all of Albequerque, N.M. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 at Westbrook Funeral Home.


Fitnat Bates, 41, of Cabot departed this life on Friday, Sept. 29. She was born on December 20, 1964 in Izmir, Turkey.
Fitnat was a devoted wife, caring mother, and beloved by all with whom she came in contact. She is survived by her sons, Umut and Baris Engin, her husband, Daniel Bates and many friends and relatives around the world.

Her strong and tolerant personality was shaped by her devotion to the Islamic faith. Services will be held in Izmir, Turkey. Arrangements are by Roller-Chenal Funeral Home in Little Rock.


Perry M. Wright, 74, of Jacksonville passed away on Sept. 29. He was born Jan. 7, 1932. He was retired from Davis Rubber Company after 40 years.

He is survived by two nieces, Dana Kohrs of Cabot and Mary Kilpatrick of Ward; one nephew, Coy Wright of New York; a sister-in-law, Sadie Wright of Cabot; two special cousins, Edna Brock-inton of Cabot and A.C. Carmical of Spring, Texas.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff at Woodland Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their loving care.

A graveside service was held Oct. 2, at Harmony Cemetery, Hwy. 89 in Faulkner County, with the Rev. Melburn Hill officiating.
Arrangements were by North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main Street.