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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 11-15-06

DONALD ECKERT

Donald Willis Eckert, 58, of Cabot died Nov. 11. He was born Sept. 29, 1948 to the late Bernard and Grace Adwell Kantz Eckert in White Sulfur Springs, W. Va. He was a retired master sergeant in the Air Force and was a sheet metal worker at Raytheon Aircraft in Little Rock.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn “Cindy” of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Donald R. and Amy Eckert of Cabot; a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Jason Hurst of Caledonia, Miss., and grandchildren Victoria Eckert, Erin Eckert, Riley Eckert, Carley Hurst, Camden Hurst and Clara Hurst.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Carol Wren and Linda Mikowski. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at Cabot United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cliff Clark officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and again Thursday, Nov. 16 from noon to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Cabot Funeral Home.


SUE SPENCE

Sue L. Spence, 79, of Cabot passed away Nov. 11 in Cabot. She was born Nov.23, 1926 in Wattensaw to the late Earl and Ada Thweatt Lenderman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayward E. “Buster” Spence.

She was a retired school teacher and a member of First Baptist Church in Cabot.
Survivors include her sons, Jim Spence and wife Ramona of Fairbanks, Alaska; Bill Spence and wife Kay of Edgemont, and Alan “Pete” Spence and wife Christine of Anchorage, Alaska; sisters, Anne Webb of Cabot and Nancy McKinney of Ward; seven grandchildren, Matt, Zack, Daniel, Josh, Heather, Libbie and Richard, as well as three great-grandchildren, Jaci, Deven and Alexis. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at Sylvania Church with the Rev. Harold O’Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in Sylvania Cemetery.


CARL WILLIAMS

Carle E. Williams, 85, of Jacksonville died Nov. 11. He was born in Rector to the late Altus Virl Williams and Alpha Talley Williams. He was a very devoted husband, father and Papa, who enjoyed his gardening and traveling around the state. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sherwood. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Harrison and Cecil Williams; three sisters, Mabel Ballard, Faye Burton and Betty Burmingham, and a granddaughter, Stefanie Harper.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Tressie; two daughters, Linda Harper and husband Dub of Sherwood and Cynthia Millheim of Ward; one son, Richard Brown of San Diego, Calif.; one sister, Darlene Garner and husband Al of Missouri; one brother, Virl Williams and wife Faye of Illinois; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Services were Nov. 14 at First Baptist Church of Sherwood. Burial was in Rest Hills Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Arkansas School for the Blind, 2600 W. Markham, Little Rock, Ark. 72205.