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Thursday, December 14, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 12-09-06


Christopher Dale Copeland, 25, of Cabot was killed in an automobile accident on Dec. 5. He was born July 24, 1981 in Jacksonville to Roger and Stacey Copeland. On June 26, 2004 he married Tiffany Lee Phillips in Lonoke. Chris was currently employed as a fork-lift operator for Ace Hardware Distribution.

He is survived by his wife, Tiffany of the home; two children, Joshua and Trinity Copeland; father, Roger Copeland of Jack-sonville; two brothers, Harold Copeland of Cabot and Jimmy Copeland of Jacksonville; grandmother, Juanita Copeland of Jacksonville; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Cindya and Keith Phillips of Lonoke. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday Dec. 9 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Allen Copeland officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park.


Harold “Papaw” Ellis, 73, of Cabot was called up Dec. 6. He was born Christmas morning 1932. He was a retired ceramic tile setter. Survivors include two daughters, Kim and husband James McKee of Cabot and Theda Edwards of Alexandria, La.; one son, Mel Ellis of Roland; five granddaughters; one grandson; four great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; and special friends Re-gina and Vicki.Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Cabot Church of Christ with a fellowship memorial service following.

The family wishes to offer a special thanks to Hospice of Arkansas. Cremation arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.


William “Bill” O. Harris, 82, of Jacksonville stepped foot on the streets of Glory, Dec. 7. To be absent from this life is to be present with the Lord. He was born July 15, 1924 to the late Jessie C. and Mary Ethel Davis Harris in Grubbs. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clifford and George Harris; one sister, Claire Mae Whittington, and two sons, Billy Joe and Randle Harris. 

Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Mary Harris of the home; three daughters, Betty Bratton of Jacksonville, Linda and husband George Bussman of Lake Wales, Fla., and Sharon and husband Dave Covey of Sherwood; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a sister, Ethel Moore of Morrilton.  Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday, Dec. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with the Rev. Royce Lowe and the Rev. Leroy Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Bell’s Chapel Cemetery at Atkins.


Catherine White Miller, 50, of Jacksonville died Dec. 6, in Jacksonville. She was born Feb. 12, 1956 in Hughes, to Eddie and Juanita Barrett White. On Nov. 27, 1982 she married Tommy Miller in Little Rock. Since 1987, Catherine has worked as a communications secretary at Camp Robinson.  She was a member of Rising Sun Missionary Baptist Church in Hughes.
Survivors include her husband, Tommy Miller of the home; six stepchildren, Markella Mitchell of Sidney, Ill., Tommy Miller, Jr., Felicia Miller, and Kimberley Miller, all of Chicago, Reggie Buchanon of Pine Bluff and Kimberley Dotson of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Roberta White of Hughes and Linda Kadelack of Fayetteville, N.C.; six brothers, Jesse White, David White, Tommy White, Joe White and Charles Jones, all of Hughes, and Eddie White of Jacksonville; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 11, at Rising Sun Missionary Baptist Church in Hughes with the Rev. Danny Montgomery officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 at the funeral home. Burial will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock.  Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Robert “Bob” Louis Davis, 49, of Searcy died Dec. 4. He was born May 30, 1957, at Fresno, Calif., to Laurence and Margaret Moulton Davis. He was an employee of Maytag for 28 years. He was an avid deer hunter, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. Bob loved people and life, always put others above himself, and never met a stranger. He was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Davis, and two sisters, Helen Clem and Janice Couch. He is survived by his wife, Susie Davis; one son, Danny Davis and his fiancée Shannon of Pangburn; one daughter, Amy Trobis and husband Gabe of Beebe; two grandchildren, Bliss Davis and Braden Davis; one brother, Keith Davis of Springfield, Ill.; four sisters, Florence Stephens of Searcy, Sharon Peterson of Springfield, Ill., Bea McClung of Cabot and Margaret Rossback of Gig Harbor, Wash.
Funeral was Dec. 8 at Westbrook Funeral Home of Beebe with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens at Beebe.