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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 2-21-07


Harril Robert Bowen, Sr., 77, of Jacksonville died Feb. 19. He was the son of the late Floyd Harril and Millie Self Bowen.
He was retired from the Navy and Air Force and was a Korean and Vietnam veteran. He was the owner of Justin TV Service in Jacksonville for several years. He is survived by his wife of almost 56 years, Doris Corrine Bowen; one son, Bobby Bowen; and three daughters, Bonnie Smith and husband David of Jacksonville, Linda Kirk and husband Jim of Hickory Plains, and Carla Howard of Cabot. He is also survived by two brothers, five sisters, seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Wood Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 in the chapel of Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Buege and Chaplain Sam Clark officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Jacksonville.


Jerry Lynn Gillis, 65, of Sheridan passed away Feb. 18 at his home. He was born May 6, 1941 in Sheridan to the late Carthel and Edith Mooney Gillis. He was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Jacksonville and a member of the Sheridan Jaycees serving as President in 1969.

He enjoyed playing golf, the horse races at Oaklawn Park and watching sports. A 1959 graduate of Sheridan High School, he received a degree in accounting from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Dottye Gillis; two daughters and a son-in-law, Pam Gillis of Sheridan, and Dana and Robbie Johnson of Cabot; three grandchildren, Casey Johnson, Delaina Johnson, and Christianna Johnson; two great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Kay Gillis, and Ronnie and Jane Gillis; and aunt and uncle, Jewel and Oakley Butler.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Buie Funeral Chapel in Sheridan with Brother Tim McMinn officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery in East End.


James Calvin Marshall, 83, of Ward went to be with the Lord Feb. 18.

He was a faithful Christian witness serving many years as a Baptist deacon. Calvin was a loving, supportive, and encouraging husband and father. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Esther Griffin Marshall, and his wife of 57 years, James Frances Marshall. He is survived by two sons, J.C. Marshall and his wife Shirley of Lowell, Allen Marshall and his fiancé Jamie Gordin of Ward; three daughters, Elizabeth Barrett and husband Woodrow of Little Rock, Martha Thomas and husband Jerry of Jonesboro, and Anita Cochran of Ward.

He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Marshall of England, and a sister, Mary Procell of Bossier City, La. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Ward First Baptist Church with burial in Apple Hill Cemetery. Funeral services by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. Walter Maynard Walter (Wally) Henry Maynard, 78, of Jacksonville passed away Feb. 10. He was born in Perrysberg, N.Y., on Aug. 16, 1928 to Otis and Caroline Maynard.
Wally served in the Navy during World War II on a Navy vessel in the Pacific. He and his wife Eleanor moved to Jacksonville on April 1, 1996 and made it their home. He loved his country and family very much.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Maynard, who passed away Nov. 21, 2000, and one brother. He is survived by three brothers, two sons and one daughter. He is also survived by a step-daughter, Ellie Hritz and her husband Richard of Jacksonville, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren all of Jacksonville. Funeral services were Feb. 17 at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Chapel, officiated by David Cruthers followed with interment at Rest Hills Memorial Park.


Arliss Ann Fitzgerald, 63, of Jacksonville went to be with the Lord Feb. 11 in Jacksonville. She was born Sept. 19, 1943 to the late Granville and Pamelia Sullivan Fulmer in Lonoke and was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Fitzgerald.
She was Pentecostal and a loving, compassionate mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her sons, Dr. Terry Peery and wife Jackie of Cabot, and James Brewer and wife Kathy of Jacksonville; daughter, Teresa Brewer Christy and husband Keith; two brothers, Bobby Fulmer of Bentonville and Granvile Fulmer, Jr., of Cabot; sisters, Jean Gordon of North Little Rock, Donna Fulmer of Jacksonville, Gloria Lopez of Little Rock, and Debbie Fulmer of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Stephen Fruggiero, Stephanie Fruggiero, Angela Brewer and Jay Brewer, as well as a great-grand child, Sofia Fruggiero.

Funeral services were Feb. 14 at the Lonoke Apostolic Church with Rev. Donald Sjostrand officiating. Interment followed in Lonoke Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Oney Dealey Randof, 72, of Cabot went to be with the Lord after a five year battle with cancer. She was born on Aug. 20, 1934 in Wynnewood, Okla., to the late Jesse and Addie Brooks Marchbanks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Randof, and eight brothers and sisters. She accepted Christ at the age of 11 and was a member of Mt. Springs Baptist Church in Cabot.

She graduated from Research Hospital School of Nursing in Kansas City, Mo., and worked as a nurse for over 40 years.
For many years she was Dr. James Durham’s nurse at Crestview Clinic in Jacksonville and then went to work for Dr. Joe Shotts at the Cabot Medical Clinic for 14 years before her retirement. She considered nursing and caring for people a gift from God and always had an ear to lend to patients. She is survived by her children, Joyce Randof of Jacksonville, Robert Randof of Roanoke, Va., Carla Armstrong of Copperas Cove, Texas, and David Randof of Cabot.

She is also survived by one sister, Tilda Zdun of Belville, Mich.; grandchildren, Pamela Randof of Maumelle, Bruce Mathis of Copperas Cove, Texas, Kelli Shukait of Etowah, Tenn., and Dawson Randof of Cabot; one great-grandchild, Alyssa Shukait, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Joe and Lisa Shotts and their children for your special love and care thoughout the years. We would like to thank Dr. Stan Keller, Dr. Anthony Bucolo, and the nursing staff at UAMS and Springhill Baptist Hospital.

We appreciate the very many friends whom she truly loved and cherished. Her final words were “I love the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Funeral services were Feb. 18 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roland Spears officiating. Interment followed at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville.


Louise D. Henderson, 90, of Jacksonville passed away Feb. 15 at Arkansas Hospice in Searcy. She was born Nov. 17, 1916 in Beebe to Benjamin Edgar and Eva Georgia Galbreath Edwards. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Jacksonville.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, J.U. Henderson in 1994; four sisters; one brother, and a nephew, Harold Edwards.

She is survived by two daughters, Janis Henderson of Jacksonville, and Judy Till and husband Scott of Jacksonville, Fla.; two grandsons, Chris Henderson and wife Amanda, and Kevin Till; two great-grandchildren, Blake and Abi Henderson; and a nephew, James “Sonny” Edwards of Greer’s Ferry. Funeral services were Feb. 19 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with Reverend Ronald Raines officiating. Interment followed at Rest Hills Memorial Park.