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Friday, December 01, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 12-02-06

Barbara Rice
Barbara Ruth Adcock Rice, 73, of Rosebud formerly of Beebe, died Nov. 29.

She was born July 10, 1934, at Gravel Hill, to Wasco T. and Eva Lee Griggs Adcock. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Rice and her parents.

She is survived by two sons, Perry Rice and wife Belinda of Rosebud and Donal Rice and wife Lisa of Rogers; four grandchildren, Morgan Sides of Brookhaven, Miss., Cody Rice of Rosebud, Roger Rice of Frederick, Maryland, and Adam Rice of Rogers.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

Harlen Bass
Harlen Wayne Bass, 61, of Duffield, Virg., died Nov. 27.

He was born July 30, 1945, at Searcy, to Quenton “Dick” and Mae Falen Bass. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Johnny Kieth Bass.

He is survived by his wife, Lilia Mae Purvis Bass; two daughters, “Frog” Jerrie and husband Jackie Barnette and “Toad” Terrie and husband Johnny Fritz, all of Duffield, Virg.; one stepson, Joe Geovanni; five grandchildren, Joshua Wayne Peterson, Chad-wick Dean Fritz, Ashley Nachole Petersen, Cody Allen Fritz and Tyler Blake Barnette; one sister, Laurie Firth and husband Harold of Ward, three brothers, Gregory Lee “Greg” Bass of Ward, Richard and wife Lilian Bass of Clinton and Dale and wife Patricia Bass of Beebe; and one sister-in-law, Pat Bass of Ward.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Butlerville Cemetery.

Lillie Dearman
Lillie Mae Dearman, 93, of Cabot passed away Nov. 29. She was born April 25, 1913 in Woodruff County to the late Franklin and Mary Holder.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dearman; son, Jerry Sloan Dearman; daughter, Kathrine Moseley and three brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include one son, James Dearman of Sheridan; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild along with many other family members and friends.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in Sumner Cemetery at Cabot. Funeral arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service.

Eugene Gann
Eugene E. Gann, 62, of Jacksonville peacefully passed away Nov. 30, at his home. He was born June 15, 1944 in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Joseph F. Gann and Mrs. Edith May Smith Gann.

Two sons, Eugene E. Gann Jr. and Charles Lloyd precede him in death. He was of the Pentecostal faith and he enjoyed wrestling, watching TV and listening to gospel music.

He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Lee Gann of the home; mother, Edith Gann of Truman; 16 children, three brothers, four sisters and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with the Rev. Royce Lowe officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 3 afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Redginald Story
Redginald “Redgy” G. Story, 56, of Floyd after a lengthy illness, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Nov. 27. He was owner and operator of Story Transport.

He was an Army veteran of Vietnam and a member of Floyd Assembly of God Church. He was a lover of the outdoors and enjoyed horses. He loved his four dogs, B.J., Tinker Bell, Shiloh and Jessie.

He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 25 years, Anne; his mother and stepfather, Betty and John Birch of Judsonia; his father, Haston Story of Floyd; two brothers, Ronnie and wife Sissy Story of Romance and Randall and wife Melinda Story of Floyd; two sisters, Diannia and Robert Crum of Searcy and Debi and Michael Maddox of Manitou Springs, Col. and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Fansler and Carlton and Vachy Story and one uncle, Harston Story. Funeral was Dec. 1, at Floyd Assembly of God Church with burial in Floyd Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by Westbrook Funeral Home at Beebe.

Kurt Dale
Kurt Dale, 95, of Beebe died Nov. 28. He was born Sept. 18, 1911, at Kabelvag, Norway, to the late Jergen and Olga Johnson Erdahl. He was an Army veteran of the Second World War.

He is survived by his wife, Viola Dale of Beebe; two sons, Roger Dale and Robert Dale, both of Beebe; one daughter, Audrey and husband Rick Dunn of Beebe; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Sigurd and wife Karen Erdahl.

Cremation arrangements were by Westbrook Funeral Home at Beebe.

Carrol Fletcher
Carrol Lee “Sonny” Fletcher, 67, died Nov. 27 after a long battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 4, 1939, the only child of the late Henry and Mable Mashburn Fletcher. He was a 1956 graduate of Carlisle High School.

After graduation, he served in the Air Force from 1957-1959. He graduated with honors in 1971, from Harding College with a bachelor of arts degree in Bible. During his years at Harding, he was a minister for the White Oak Church of Christ and Harmony Church of Christ.

After graduation, he served as minister for the Hazen Church of Christ, and the North Main Church of Christ in Malvern.
In 1977, he became minister of evangelism for the Sylvan Hills Church of Christ in Sherwood, where he remained for 29 years. He retired Oct. 1, due to his health. He had a great love for the Lord, His Church, and people.

During his years as a minister and elder, he went on numerous mission trips to England, Russia, Cuba, Jamaica, Anguilla, and many other places in the United States. He was a great example of a Christian man who touched the lives of many during his ministry.

His hobby was running his Beagle dogs and raising registered Beagle puppies. He loved to watch sports, especially the Razorbacks, and his grandchildren playing various sports

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 45 years, LaVerne “Allison” Fletcher of Sherwood; children, Alison Bussard of Sherwood, Angela Stevens and husband Mark, of Arlington, Texas, and Phil Fletcher and wife Pam of Palestine, Texas; seven grandchildren; Meagan and Logan Bussard, Joshua, Jacob and Carley Stevens, and Dylan and Delaney Fletcher; mother-in-law, Azalee Allison of Jacksonville; four brothers-in-law, James Allison and wife Sue of Florida, Carroll Allison and wife Bonnie of Green Forest, Bob Allison and wife Ella of Jack-sonville, and Ronnie Allison of Bigelow.

He is also survived by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ.

The funeral was Nov. 30 at Sylvan Hills Church of Christ, officiated by Greg Clark, Allan Qual-mann, and Robert Wingfield.
Burial followed in Hamilton Cemetery in Carlisle. Funeral arrangements were by Boyd Fun-eral Home in Lonoke. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Sylvan Hills Church of Christ, 117 West Maryland Avenue, Sher-wood, Ark. 72120.

Nancy Davis
Nancy June Davis, 47, of Ward, passed away Nov. 22. She bravely fought a series of illnesses for many years. Nancy always put her family of five children first even over her own health. Nancy was preceded in death by her daughter Sarah.

She is survived by her husband, Dave Davis; four children, Eric Anderson, Jennifer Freeman, David Anderson and Alex Davis; father, Bill Sorg; mother, Margret Nixon; step-father, Grady Nixon; brother, Tom Sorg; sister, Jennifer Burns; grandmother, Millic Weise and grandchildren, Joshua, Michael, Jordan and Jessie among others.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Children’s Hospital or St. Jude’s in Memphis. Services were Nov. 27, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.

Jeffery Rodriquez
Jeffery Scott Rodriquez, 30, of Cabot passed away Nov. 24.

He was born June 28, 1976 to Thomas Rodriquez and Monica King in San Jose, Calif.

Survivors include his parents, Monica and William King of Cabot and Thomas Rodriquez of Calif.; four sisters, Tia McCloud and Joy Warren, both of Ward, Angel King and Chelsea King, both of Cabot; along with many other family members and friends.

Funeral services were Nov. 26 at Wesley Chapel Church with burial in Wesley Chapel Cemetery at Quitman. Funeral arrangements were by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.

Cecil Gibson
Cecil Lee Gibson, 85, of Jones-boro died Nov. 30 at NEA Medical Center.

He moved to Evening Shade in 1947, where he served as a State Representative in Sharp County and taught Vocational Agriculture for 17 years. He moved to Jack-sonville, where he retired as District Director for ASCS. He then moved back to Jonesboro in 2003. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, the VFW, American Legion, DAV, Retired Federal Employees, the Masonic Lodge, and was a past persident of the 206th Coast Artillery Corps Association. He was a Second World War veteran.

He is survivored by his wife, Bernice Gibson; one son, Mike Gibson of Osceola; two daughters, Deborah Biggerstaff of Easley, SC and Margie Lamb of Beebe; one brother, Wayne Gibson of Springfield, Mo.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Dora Lee Gibson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Roller-Farmers Union Chapel with Pastor Marck Gibson and Pastor Otto Hillis officiating. Burial will follow in Gibson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 101 N. First Street, Jacksonville, Ark., 72076.