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Friday, December 22, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 12-23-06


Charlie R. Sterne, 83, of Jacksonville died Dec. 18.

He was born July 8, 1923, in Lexa, to the late Joseph and Emma Sittman Sterne. He was also preceded in death by five brothers. He retired from the Air Force after 21 years of service, which included Army service.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Sterne of Jacksonville; daughters, Charlene Wallace and her husband John of Colleyville, Texas and Janet Varnier of Amelia, Va.; grandchildren, Laura Bull and her husband, Gary of Cochabamba, Bolivia and Emily Wallace of Colleyville, Texas; great-grandson, Nathan Bull of Cochabamba, and sister, Joan Holladay of Jonesboro.

Funeral services were held Dec. 21 at Moore’s Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Dr. Carol Goddard and John Wallace officiating. A private entombment followed the services. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Jacksonville or the American Cancer Society.


Randall Franklin Morgan, Sr., 47, of Sherwood died Dec. 18. He was born Dec. 13, 1959 in Detroit, Mich., to the late Lucy Mangum Morgan and Rev. Leroy Morgan.

He was preceded in death by his mother; sister Rhomonda Kay Depper; three nieces and a nephew. Randall was a member of Grace Family Church. He worked 23 years in the automotive field, 19 years as a master ASE technician. †He worked five years raising money for Veterans of Foreign Wars, National Guard Association, and Wonderland Camp for mentally and physically challenged boys and girls in Missouri.

Survivors include his father, Rev. Leroy Morgan; stepmother, Linda of Jacksonville; two sons, Randall F. Morgan, Jr., and Ryan Keaton Morgan both of Sherwood; three sisters, Guenda Vincent and her husband Charles of Gates, Tenn., Joan Ring of Walnut Ridge and Donna Miller and her husband John of Cabot; a grandson, Hunter Daniel Morgan; seven nieces and nephews and 14 great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Dec. 21, at Moore’s Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Pastor Paul Luman officiating.


Debra Lynn Roach, 46, of Cabot passed away Nov. 16. She was born Nov. 25, 1959 in Detroit, Mich., to William Royce Bradley and Conchitta Byerly-Bradley.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Stephen Bradley.Survivors include her husband, Michael Roach; four daughters, Brooke D. Roach, Crystal M. Roach, Starla L. Roach and Shawna L. Babcock; one son, Cody L. Babcock, all of Cabot; parents, William Bradley of Searcy and Conchitta Bradley of Augusta; one brother, Billy Bradley of Augusta; one sister, Nancy Rachel of Detroit, Mich.; along with many other family members and friends.

Funeral services were Dec. 22, at Mt. Springs Baptist Church with Bro. James Thomason officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Springs Cemetery at Cabot. Funeral arrangements were by Thomas Funeral Service of Cabot.


Billy Loyd Wilson, 63, of Cabot, died Dec. 20.

He was born Dec. 28, 1942 in Little Rock to the late Henry Loyd and Martha Alice Looper Wilson.He was of the Methodist faith, loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors but not as much as he loved his wife and grandkids. Billy lived to provide a loving home for his wife and family.

He was a loving husband of 40 years to his wife, Connie Wilson of Cabot. He is also survived by three daughters, Tammy Temple and her husband, James, Tonya Camplain and her husband, Billy all of Austin, and Michelle Huett and her husband, Scott of Jacksonville; son, Mike Edgar and his wife, Cindy of Lonoke; brother, Troy Wilson and his wife, Pat of Fayetteville; three sisters, Henrietta Starkey and her husband, David of Austin, Patricia Reyes and her husband, Angel and Diana Miller and her husband, Bob, all of Cabot; grandchildren; Jamie Temple, Jessica Temple, Wil Camplain, Sara Camplain, Laci Garrett, Cody Garrett, Trisha, Rachel, Christopher, Kandyce, James and Katina Edgar and soon-to-be great-grandson, Jesse James Whipple.
Funeral services were held Dec. 22 at Moore’s Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Rev. Danny Wilson officiating.

Burial followed in Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at North Little Rock.