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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 11-22-06


Ransom Rex Fulbright, Jr., 77, of Jacksonville died Nov. 12. He was born Jan. 18, 1929 in Newport, to the late Ransom Rex Fulbright, Sr., and Maude Lee Burge Fulbright. He was a maintenance supervisor and worked for Bart Gray for 36 years. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Jacksonville, and enjoyed spending time with his family and fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Gladys Sue Holt Fulbright of Jacksonville; children, Cyndi and husband Ron Fuller, Patty and husband Ken Moneagle and Belinda and husband Rick Hollingshead, all of Jacksonville, and Mike Fulbright of San Jaun, Capistraino; two sisters, Vivian Lehman of Little Rock and Pam Henson of West Memphis; a brother, Bill Fulbright of Mississippi; grandchildren, Amber and Patrick Shaw, Mike Fuller, Eric and Shannon Fuller, Carrie and Drew Long, Jennifer Hollings-head, Thomas and Kendra Hollingshead, Jessica Myrick, Kenny Moneagle, Travis Moneagle and Taylor Stewart; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Kaitlyn McCarley, Morgan Fuller, Zachery and Aaron Fuller, Seth Brown, and Ean Long.

Funeral services were held Nov.15 at First Church of the Nazarene in Jacksonville with Rev. Ron Riddle officiating. Burial was in Glover Cemetery. Arrangements were by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Rev. Samuel Oscar Massey, 90, of Jacksonville died Nov. 19, in North Little Rock.
He was born Feb. 29, 1916 in Tuckerman, to the late Samuel O. and Thelma S. Robinson Massey.

He was also preceded in death by three sisters. Rev. Massey retired as pastor of Missionary Baptist Churches after serving many years. He was a Army veteran who served in the Second World War, New Guinea, Philippines and Japan. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Juanita Massey of Jacksonville; son, Larry Massey and his wife, Janet of North Little Rock; daughter, Lois Collette and her husband Robert of Kingsport, Tenn.; six grandchildren, 13 great- grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at Moore’s Funeral Home in Jacksonville with the Rev. Jeff Watkins officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice.


Gilbert Earl Priddy, 84, of Cabot died Nov. 19, in Cabot. He was born Dec. 23, 1921 in Topeka, Kansas, to Earl Francis and Sarah Alice Wendel Priddy. He graduated from Topeka High School in 1939. Mr. Priddy served in the Navy four years during the Second World War.

He transferred to the Army where he served 23 years. In 1954 he graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. On Feb. 11, 1956 he married Dorothy Marie Hanusa in Varaboo, Wisconsin. From 1963 until 1986, he was an accountant with Agrico Chemical Company. He served in the Army Reserves from 1968 until 1981. They moved to Cabot from Batesville in 1999. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Jacksonville and a member of the Military Officers Army Association (MO-AA). He was preceded in death by a brother, Elton Francis Priddy.
Gilbert is survived by his wife, Dorothy Priddy; five children, Jim and wife Linda Priddy of Aurora, Ill., Cindy Priddy of Little Rock, Philip and wife Dorothy Priddy of Baton Rouge, La., Mary Alice and husband Jeffry Berndt of George, Wash., and Robert S. and wife Tina Priddy of Little Rock; 11 grandchldren; and three great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at Hope Lutheran Church with Pastor Kevin Conger officiating.

Burial with full military honors will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27 at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock. The family suggests memorials be made to Hope Lutheran Church in Jacksonville. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.


Justin Keith Noah, 21, of North Little Rock passed away Nov. 18, at his home. He was born June 27, 1985 to Ricky K. Noah and Pamela K. Noah in Jacksonville. Justin worked for the Arkansas Wildlife Association as a fund-raiser. He was a thoughtful, loving young man whose hard road to manhood ended in tragedy but that doesn’t darken the light he brought into our lives.

Justin was preceded in death by his grandparents, Chancy Boyd Noah, Theodore King and Delpha Aredith Foust; uncle, Samuel Smith, and a cousin, Jack L. Smith. Survivors include his mother, Pamela K. Noah of North Little Rock; father, Ricky K. Noah and his wife, Wanda Mitts of Gravel Ridge; brother, Shawn Noah of North Little Rock; grandmother, Katie King of Quitman; fiancé, Mary Cross; uncles, Merlon Noah, Randy Noah, Tim King, Joe Millis and Johnny Smith; aunts, Rachel Marler, Judy Smith and Brenda Long, as well as many friends.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with Bro. Leroy Carrillo officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park.


Betty Joyce Killebrew, 66, of Jacksonville passed away Nov. 17, at her home.
She was born Sept. 26, 1940 in Lynn, Miss., to Gus Boyd and Gladys Mae Hester Swafford. On August 3, 1958 she married Willie Killebrew in Leland, Miss. She loved to paint, spend time with her grandchildren and her dogs. She was preceded in death by her parents and two daughters, Debra Killebrew and Michelle Davis.

She is survived by her husband, Willie Killebrew of the home; two sons, Rick and wife Linda Killebrew and David and wife Sonya Killebrew; son-in-law, Scott Davis, all of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, Douglas Killebrew, Kristen Killebrew, Ariel Davis, Matthew Killebrew, Brittney Davis; sister, Cheryl and husband Roger Russell of Greenville, Miss.; niece, Amanda Russell of Greenville; nephew, Dale Russell of Greenwood, Miss.

Funeral services were held Nov. 20, at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Chapel with Brother Larry Burton officiating. Entombment was at Chapel Hill Mausoleum. The family suggests memorials be made to American Diabetes Association.