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Saturday, October 21, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 10-21-06

Mark Kaiser
Mark Melvin Kaiser, 49, of Ward passed away Oct. 12 in Little Rock.

He was born Aug. 17, 1957 in St. Paul, Minn., to Lois Kaiser and the late Melvin Kaiser.

He retired from the Army as a sergeant first class after serving 28 years.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Danaca Kaiser, on Oct. 21, 2004.

Survivors include his loving wife, Corinne Frans Kaiser of Ward; one daughter, Marissa Kaiser of Ward; three sons, Adam and his wife Andrea Wahlgren of North Carolina, Ian Wahlgren of Minnesota and Nathan Wahlgren of Connecticut; his mother, Lois Kaiser of Cabot; three brothers, Thomas and his wife Anne Kaiser, James Kaiser and Joseph Kaiser, all of Minnesota; three sisters, Suzanne and her husband Robert Amaro of Nevada and Jeana and Tanya Kaiser of Minnesota, along with many other family and friends.

Funeral services were Oct.17 at Cabot United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Lancaster officiating. Burial with full military honors followed in Old Austin Cemetery at Ward.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Marissa Kaiser College Scholarship Fund at Bank of America, 101 Gregory Place Jacksonville, Ark. 72076.

Funeral arrangements were by Thomas Funeral Service of Cabot.

Seth Stracener
Seth Edward Stracener, 16, of Kingsport, Tenn., was called home on Thursday, Oct. 12, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was a member of Tri-Cities Baptist Youth Group and was actively involved with the church. Seth was a junior at Sullivan South High School where he was a member of the musical theater. On Friday nights Seth could be found leading the student section at Sullivan South High School football games.

He loved life and he loved football. Seth had a big heart and was very accepting and loving of all people. Seth lived life out loud. He was employed at Ingles in Colonial Heights.

Surviving are his parents, Steve and Sheree Stracener; sister, Stephanie Stracener; and brother, Spencer Stracener, all of Kingsport, Tenn.; grandparents, Marvin and Nell Stracener and Ray, of Cabot and Pat Minor; great grandparents Hershel and Louise Webb of Beebe; aunts and uncles, Scott and Michelle Stracener, Stan and Stacy Stracener; four cousins, Ashley, Baylee, Cole, and Brooklyn Stracener, all of Cabot, Arkansas; and many dear friends at Tri-Cities Baptist Church and Sullivan South High School.

Services were Oct. 15 at Tri-Cities Baptist Church with Pastor Arden Taylor and the staff of Tri-Cities Baptist Church officiating. Graveside services were Oct. 16 at Washington County Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers were J. T. Lyons, Houston Martin, Stephen Owen-by, Josh Reed, Nick Cantrell, Brandon Bragg, Taylor Trent, Matt Crawford, Justin Zurn and Kurt Phillips.

Honorary pallbearers were Nick Arredondo, Joel Mermilliod, Jessie Black, T. J. Overbeek, Paul Mermilliod, Josh Mermilliod, Ryan Salyer, Andrew Oliphant and Chris Farthing.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to: Tri-Cities Baptist Church Youth Group, 171 Promise Land Drive, Gray, TN 37615 which was a passionate part of Seth’s life.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home served the family.

Raymond Lovett
Raymond Lovett, 73, of Ward died Oct. 16.

He was born Nov. 30, 1933, at North Little Rock, to Clarence McKinley and Mamie Cook Lovett.

He was a retired construction worker and a U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Clarence and a granddaughter, Angel Marie Judd.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Lovett of Ward; three sons, Michael Lovett of Ward, Raymond Mark Lovett and Clarence J. Lovett, both of Searcy; two daughters, Kathleen Burge of North Little Rock and Flora Gretchen Judd of Ward; 10 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Horne of Little Rock and Virginia Jones of Bald Knob.

Graveside service were Thursday, Oct. 19 at Mt. Springs Cemetery. Arrangements were by Westbrook Funeral Home at Beebe.

Larry Walker
Larry “Tony” Walker, 48, of Jacksonville passed away Oct. 15.  

He was born June 20, 1958 in Smyrna, Tenn. to the late L.T. and Lois Beakley Walker.  
Survivors include his wife, Pam Walker; daughter, Chelsea Megan Walker; step-daughter, Tiffanie N. Tarrow and her husband Richie, all of Jacksonville; his dog, Juvenile; sister, Pam Shields and her husband Ric of Cabot; nephew, Ryan Shields; two grandchildren, Gavin and Paige Tarrow; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins in Tennessee.

Memorial services will be casual or blue jean dress Monday, Oct. 23, at 1pm at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 8012 Hwy. 161 S., Jacksonville, with Pastor Roy Polk officiating.  

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Braxton and Christopher Woodell
Braxton Michael Woodell and Christopher Dale Woodell, 8 week old twin sons of Chris and Ryann Woodell of Beebe, became God’s angels October 17.

Other survivors are their grandparents, Angie Payne of Ward, Tabitha Craig and Jim Stevens of West Memphis, Barney Craig, Jr. of Beebe; great-grandparents, L.D. and Christine Folkner of Beebe; great-great-grandmother, Pauline Nosler of McRae; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 20 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.