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Monday, February 05, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 02-03-07

SharrelL Tate
Sharrell Tate (McClain), 61, of Hensley passed away on Monday, Jan. 29 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Little Rock.
She was born in Little Rock on July 11, 1945 to Luster V. Tate, Jr., and Bonnie Lyons Tate.  

She was employed with the Little Rock School District for 19 years and was loved, respected and cherished by her family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Bonnie Lyons Tate and a sister, Alicia Tate McCroskey.
She is survived by her beloved sons, Daron McClain and wife Missy, and Phillip McClain and wife Mary; a sister, Debbie Watkins and husband Ron; a brother, Steve Tate and wife Robin; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3 at First Baptist Church of Sherwood.  

Immediately following the ceremony, friends and family are invited back to her home for a celebration of her life. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sharrell Tate memorial fund at any Metropolitan Bank.  

Vernon Mitchell
Vernon Lee Mitchell, 55, of Little Rock died Sunday, Jan. 28 in Little Rock.

He was born Aug. 12, 1951 in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Floyd V. and Margie L. Swift Mitchell.  

Vernon was a member of the Army National Guard. He worked for Pulaski County School District for 26 years as student nutrition bakery district general manager.

He leaves behind his mother and father, Margie and Paul Mitchell of North Little Rock; a sister, Patti Bain and husband Kenneth of Vilonia; one brother, Ronnie Mitchell of North Little Rock; two daughters, Shannon McBroom and husband James of Pocahontas, and Natlie Adams and husband Gary of Conway.

Also eight grandchildren; two nieces; one nephew; two very special friends, Michael Harvey (his best friend and brother in life for 27 years) of Cabot and Connie Adams (a very dear friend for 26 years); a host of many other family members and a lot of friends.

All his family and friends knew him for his loving heart, his work ethic, his ability to make friends, and his loyalty to those that shared the same with him. 

He had a heart as big as the sky for children. He had a passion and first-class skill for hunting and fishing. Vernon was a humble, quit, articulate man. He was a man that could build and fix anything.

Vernon was a “great man.” His family and friends will miss him dearly and will never forget him.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 3 at Moore’s Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Rev. Dale Scott officiating. Interment will follow in Vilonia Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

James Jackson, Jr.
James Elemendorph Jackson, Jr., 57, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 30.

He was born in Grenada, Miss., on November 10, 1949.

James was a retired Sherwood police officer of 15 years. He also served our country in the Army. He was an avid hunter and spent a lot of his spare time at his favorite home away from home in Clinton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mattie Lee Jackson, and a brother, Sonny Jackson, all of Grenada, Miss.
He leaves behind a loving family: a wife of 28 years, Sandra Jackson; one son, James E. Jackson, III; and a daughter, Amber Lee, all of Cabot; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Bobby Childress of Houston, Miss.; one grandson, Tyler, also of Houston, Miss.; one brother and sister-in-law, Archie and Laura Jackson of Cabot; along with many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends who will miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be 1 pm Saturday, Feb. 3 at Zion Hill Baptist Church at the intersection of Hwy 89 and Hwy 107. Interment will be private. Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.

Hollis Yearber
Hollis Opal Yearber, 90, of Cabot died Wednesday, Jan. 31.

She was born May 23, 1916 in Red Bay, Ala., to the late Tom. F. and Elzada Long Cassaway.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis Monroe Yearber; sons, Raymond and Jerry Yearber; seven brothers and sisters; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  

Mrs. Yearber was a member of Stanfill Baptist Church.

Survivors include sons, Arlis Ray Yearber of Jacksonville, Edward Yearber and his wife Cathy of Cabot, Dale Yearber and his wife Debbie of Cabot, and Hoyt Yearber and his wife Charlotte of Flippen; seventeen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at Stanfill Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Stanfill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Florence Medelle
Florence Medelle, 96, of Cabot passed away Jan. 30.

She was born Aug. 28, 1910 in Tupper Lake, N. Y., to the late George and Paula Miner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold in 1981; one son, Richard in 1986; her parents, and three brothers.

Survivors include one daughter, Eileen Terry and husband John of Cabot; two sons, Harold Medelle of Cabot, and Lee Medelle and wife Mary of Grand Saline, Texas; thirteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

A private mass will be held in Florida at a later date. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.

Maggie Hawks
Maggie Jane Hawks, 86, of Vilonia went peacefully to be with the Lord on Jan. 31.

Maggie was born Dec. 29, 1920 in Dover to Wade Hampton Elliott and Oza Florence Elliott.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Roy Hawks.

Maggie was best known as a loving mom and Mamaw.  

She is survived by her daughter, Sara Jane Chadwick of Vilonia, and her son, Eddie R. Hawks and wife Deborah of Vilonia.
Maggie was most proud of her six loving grandchildren: Kevin Hawks, Kristi Smith, Natalie Hawks, and Bryan and Jami Hawks all of Vilonia; Sarah Beth and Arthur Harvey, of Fort Worth, Texas; and Dee Anne West of Tennessee.

Maggie also loved all of her seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She leaves to cherish her memory one brother, J.D. Elliott of Texarkana, Texas, and one sister, Oza Bell Knox of Lonoke.

Maggie worked at Franklin Electric in Jacksonville until her retirement. She was a member of North Jacksonville Church of Christ. Maggie was a talented seamstress and loved gardening and quilting. Most of all Maggie loved worshipping the Lord.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 4 at North Jacksonville Church of Christ with LeRoy Wood officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

James Moore
James Leroy Moore, 83, of Jacksonville died Thursday, Feb. 1.  

He was born August 28, 1923 in Lynnville, Ind., to the late James Earl and Sarah K. Young Moore. He was also preceded in death by two brothers.  

Moore was a retired chief warrant officer from the U.S. Air Force.  He was an avid gardener, artist and a great lover of music.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Mae Moore of Jacksonville; a son, Michael Moore and his wife Alice of Kingston, Tenn.; a daughter, Marti Curtis of Jacksonville; a sister, Catherine Wilson of Lynnville, Ind.; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 4 in Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville with Michael Moore officiating.
Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

James Huskey
James W. Huskey, 55, of Jacksonville passed away Jan. 28.

He was born Sept. 6, 1951 in Aberdeen, Miss., to the late Delos and Sarah Huskey. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bobby Huskey.

Survivors include two daughters, Melissa Sullivan of Carlisle, and Jessica Huskey of Jacksonville; four grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Holcomb of Becker, Miss., and many other family members and friends.

Graveside services were Feb. 2 at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by Thomas Funeral Service.