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Monday, October 09, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 10-07-06

John Abernathy
John W. Abernathy, 72, of Beebe passed away Oct. 4 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born June 25, 1934, in Birta to John Opal and Mary Lillian Williams Abernathy.

He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Louise Abernathy of Beebe; three daughters, Deborah Mills of Beebe, Susi Abernathy of North Little Rock and Cassie Gemes of Seattle, Wash.; one son, J. J. Abernathy of Sherwood; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his sister, Joyce McPherson of North Little Rock.

Family received friends Oct. 6 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Stoney Point Cemetery.


Judith Hermanson
Judith Marie Hermanson, 62, passed away Oct. 2, at her home in Jacksonville.

She was born June 6, 1944 to Howard Roberts and Mary A. Endriss in Los Angeles County, Calif.

She was a long-standing member of Alcoholics Anonymous, whose love and compassion helped many people to a better life.
Survivors include her sons, Stephen G. Espy of Seattle, Wash., and Kevin D. McLaughlin of Benton; a daughter, Deborah L. McLaughlin of Mont Claire, Calif.; one brother, Frank Sheppard of North Little Rock; grandchildren, Tyler, Joshua, Devon, Nathaniel, Stephen and Amber; as well as many other friends and family.

Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at 119 North Spring Street — the AA Building — in Jacksonville.


Joe Williams Jr.
Joe Williams Jr., 84, of Jacksonville went to be with the Lord Oct. 5, in North Little Rock.

He was born Nov. 8, 1921 in England to the late Joe and Ellen Blankenship Williams Sr. He was retired from the United States Army and was a retired truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his son, Richard Williams and three brothers.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Esther Williams of the home; his children, Sherry and husband Art Emrich of Ward, Joel and wife Linda Williams of Jacksonville, Phillip and wife Peggy Williams of Stockbridge, Ga., Robert and wife Amanda Williams of Virginia Beach, Va., Ellen Myers and husband Chris of Rex, Ga.; one brother, Richard and wife Barbara Williams of Keo; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arkansas Hospice. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tommy Williams and Robert Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery.


Rolly Bacus Jr.
Rolly Milton Bacus, Jr., 51, died Oct. 2.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Bacus; children, Rolly Milton Bacus III and Carrie Brocchus of Cabot; two sisters, Phyllis and Sue and five grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Oct. 6 at Carlisle Church of Christ. Arrangements were by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.


Wayne Patrom
C. Wayne Patrom, 57, of Cabot died Tuesday, Oct. 3.

He was a telecommunications expert. He worked 18 years for the Cabot Public Schools and recently at the Pine Bluff Arsenal. He was a member of Faith Christian Center and an ordained minister.

Patrom is survived by his wife, Patti Patrom of Cabot; one son, Corey Wayne and wife Toni Patrom of Ward; one daughter, Shawn Pack of Cabot; two stepdaughters, Jamie and husband Michael Gault of Ward and Kristi Cockrell of Cabot; four granddaughters, Kilah and Chloe Patrom and Taylor and Sidney Pack; and one sister, Beverly Chapman of Frisco, Texas.

Family received friends Oct. 6 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at Faith Christian Center in Cabot.