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Monday, January 22, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 1-20-07


Richard Allen Barrow, 54, of Vilonia, passed away Jan. 14. He was born Dec. 30, 1952 in Fairfield, Calif. He graduated from Vilonia High School in 1971. He is survived by three daughters Lindsey Raines and her husband Jeremy of North Little Rock and Taylor Barrow and Samantha Barrow of Gravel Ridge; his parents, Bill and Wanda Barrow of Vilonia; one sister, Nancy Reed of Vilonia; one brother, Robert (Dariff) Barrow of Dallas; two granddaughters, Parker and Peyton Raines of North Little Rock, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 at Belmont Chapel Church in Vilonia. Cremation arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.


Ernidean Elizabeth Gordesky, 83, of Austin passed away Jan. 9. She was born Oct. 2, 1923 to the late Ernest and Ella Nelson.
She is survived by her husband. Edward Gordesky of the home. Cremation arrangements were by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot (501)941-7888.


Arthur Eugene Mattison, 73, of Gravel Ridge passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17 at his home. He was born July 18, 1933 to the late Hestor and Faye Mattison Ambrose in Bodcaw, Ark. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen B. Mattison and a brother, James Earl Mattison. He was a retired Air Force master sergeant, and he retired from Sears after 20 years as a supervisor.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Rezanka Mattison of Gravel Ridge; one son, Daniel Mattison and wife Beverly of Birmingham, Ala.; two daughters, Donna Lipsmeyer and husband Paul of Conway, and Cathey Watts and husband Mark of Little Rock,; a stepmother, Leonda Mattison of Jacksonville; a sister, Ione Walker and husband Ray Kenneth of Keithville, La.; stepchildren Cathy Lesko and husband Charles of Grand Rapids, Mich., Matthew Rezanka and wife Lou of Tampa, Fla, , Christopher Rezanka and wife Donna of San Diego, Calif., and Mark Rezanka and wife Leenette of Heber Springs; 19 grandchildren and five great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A service of remembrance will be 10 a.m., Jan. 20 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel. One may sign the online guest book at www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home (501) 982-2136.


Herbert Lee Prielipp, 58, of Lonoke, passed away Jan. 17. He was born Aug. 29, 1948 in Monroe, Mich., to the late Adolf and Betty Prielipp. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War and was of the Presbyterian faith. Survivors include his wife, Sieglinde Prielipp of the home; one daughter Susan (Dean) Fritz of Lonoke; one son, Jason Prielipp of Sherwood; a former daughter-in-law, Jenna Prielipp Randall of Jacksonville; five sisters, and six grandchildren. There will be private family services. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot (501)941-7888.


Roy Bone Peterson, 69, of Ward, passed away Jan. 12, He was born March 10, 1937 in Tennessee to the late Delle and Mary Peterson. He is survived by a son Eric Peterson of Knoxville, Tenn, and a brother, Shirley Peterson of Illinois. Cremation arrangements were by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot (501)941-7888.