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Monday, March 19, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 03-17-07

Wilda Beal
Wilda E. Beal, 77, of Beebe passed away March 16.

She was born May 23, 1929, at Gravel Hill, to the late Levi and Nola Penrod.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was a loving and proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Wilda was preceded in death by two brothers, Marshall Penrod and Carl Penrod.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Thomas L. Beal; four daughters, Dolores Norris and husband Lloyd, Belinda Armstrong and husband Zuriel, Sandy Allen and husband Bill and Pat Price, all of Beebe; three sons, James T. Dunn, Jr. and wife Theda of Orlando, Fl., John F. Dunn and wife Wendy of Little Rock and Tim Dunn of North Little Rock; 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Janet Davis and husband Bob of Beebe, Valeria Beard of Cabot and Joan Jones and husband Gary of Little Rock; one sister-in-law, Mary Penrod of Greenville, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Beebe First United Methodist Church, with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.


Donald Carter
Donald Alfred Carter, 71, of Jacksonville passed away March 15. He was born Nov. 28, 1935 in Duncan, Okla., to the late Rolla Gano and Vermella Carpenter Carter.

Mr. Carter served in the Marine Corps from 1952 to 1972 and was involved in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. After his military service, he was a barber and hairstylist in Cabot and Jacksonville. He was also an avid target shooter and won many awards in competition.

Mr. Carter was a member of the Church of God. 

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Earlys Verte Arindain Carter of Jacksonville and four children, Daniel Alfred Carter and wife Anita of Hot Springs, Diana M. Lendermon and husband Doug of Beebe, Donna A. Flynn and husband Gary of Cabot and Patrick M. Carter of Pensacola, Fl., as well as 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18, in Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18. Entombment will be in Chapel Oaks Mausoleum.


Gladys Cook
Gladys Faye Cook, 93, of McRae died March 14 at Jackson, Miss.

She was born Nov. 1, 1913, at Beebe to John and Rose Edwards Fisher. She was a housewife and a member of McRae First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellery Cook; her parents, six brothers, three sisters and one great-grandson, Logan Terry.

Survivors are her daughter, Joyce Terry and her husband Don of Ridgeland, Miss.; three grandsons, Mike, Steve and Jeff Terry; four great-grandchildren, Alan, Nicholas, Jamie and Brian Terry; and one sister, Evelyn Thornton of Batesville.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at McRae First Baptist Church with burial in Lebanon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lebanon Cemetery, c/o Val Valdez, 122 Hwy. 321, Beebe, Ark., 72012. Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Beebe.


Daevion Jones
Daevion Amir Jones, 3, of Jacksonville passed away Monday in Little Rock. He was born Dec. 22, 2003 in Jacksonville, to Daud and Meloney Graham Jones.

He is survived by his parents; sister, Najae’ Jones; paternal grandmother, Debrah Carr; maternal grandparents, Pegi Graham,  and Marlon Graham; paternal great-grandfather, Paul Carr; maternal great-grandfather, John Edward Graham; maternal great-grandparents, Loretta and Thomas McMahan; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17 at Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to service. Funeral arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Teri McCarty
Teri L. McCarty, 47, of Cabot passed away March 8, in Kauai, Hawaii.

She was born Aug. 8, 1959 in St. Louis, Mo., to Shirley Westfall Richter and the late Russell Richter.

She was employed as a legal secretary for Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull, and Burrow Law Offices and was of the Lutheran faith.

Survivors include her husband, James McCarty of Cabot; brothers, Stephen Richter and his wife Jo Ann of Cabot and Jeffrey Scott Richter and his wife Lynn of St. Louis, Mo.; nieces, Dana, Shelly, Jamie and Lindsey; nephews, Sean and Scott as well as many close friends.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Conger officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park at Jacksonville. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 18.


Louvenia Williams
Louvenia Williams, 87, of Hickory Plains went to her final resting place March 14.

She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hosea Williams, Sr.

Survivors are one son, Hosea K. and wife Peggy Williams, of Cabot; five daughters, Eddie Sumners of St. Louis, Patsy Williams of Little Rock, Charlene Nelson and Ola Mae Williams, both of Jacksonville and Joann and husband Ulysses Carter of Floyd; one brother, Leonard Ford of Mississippi; three sisters, Willie Harshaw of Hickory Plains, Alma Ford of Texas and Nancy and husband Otis Rollins of Iowa; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery at Hickory Plains.


Gerlie Hogue
Gerlie Frances Reed Hogue, 82, formerly of Hamburg passed away March 13.

She is survived by her husband of 11 years, Russel Hogue; her son, Jimmy Wallace and wife Sheila of Lonoke, and their daughters, Jennifer Hale and husband Eric and Leah Palmer and husband Reagan; and a great-granddaughter, Anna Claire Hale. She is also survived by a step-son, David Hogue and wife Dana and their children, Robinson and Austin; step-daughter, Elizabeth Bell and husband Dwayne and their children, Josh and Amanda, Susan Manning and husband Roger and their children Mackenzie Barber and husband Kameron and Clay Manning and wife Jennifer, his seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial celebration was held at Lonoke Baptist Church March 15. There was a private burial. Memorials may be given to the church of your choice. Arrangements were by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke and Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.