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Monday, March 26, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 03-24-07

Lorna Parrish
Lorna Lea Parrish, 51, of Carlisle, formerly of Concord, N.C., died March 21.

She is survived by her son, William Parrish and wife Melanie Houchens-Parrish of Carlisle and daughter, Jennifer Parrish of Salisbury, NC.

Memorial services will be held at Carlisle First United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Jay Culpepper.

Raymond Clair
Raymond Eugene Clair, Sr., 65, of Jacksonville passed away March 22.

He was born June 17, 1941 in Helena, the son of Cleveland and Gladys Little Clair.

Survivors include his wife, Sena Mae Clair of Jacksonville; two sons, Raymond Eugene Clair, Jr. and Sean Anthony Clair, both of Jacksonville; two daughters, Pamela Michelle Morris of Jacksonville and Sena Rena’ Harman of Olathe, Kansas; five grandchildren, Angela Clair and Michael Ray Morris of Jacksonville, Karlee Clair of Sherwood, Jared Burns and Nichole Harman of Olathe, Kansas; and one brother, William Cleveland Clair of Jacksonville.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 24 with the family receiving friends from 5 to 8 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at Victory Baptist Church in Cabot with Bro. Ben Leonard officiating.

Otha Gunn
Otha “Junior” Gunn, 78, of Ward passed away March 21 in North Little Rock.

He was born July 15, 1928 to the late Otha and Ernestine Holden Gunn in Zion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Milton Gunn.   Junior was of the Baptist faith and owned and operated Asher Avenue Welding.  He was also a member of Brady Lodge #753 and was a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite Temple.  

Junior is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Rachel Corder Gunn; four children, Freddy Gunn and his wife Thelma of Little Rock, Dennis Gunn of Cabot, Cecil Gunn and his wife Darlene of Lonoke, and Kenny Gunn and his wife Regina of Cabot; sisters, Flo Jared of Hot Springs, Jean Vaught of Hickory Ridge, and Marie Smithers of Russellville; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at Old Carlisle Cemetery with Bro. Terry Fortner and Bro. Jimmy Huffman officiating.  Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.  

John Hudnall
John Calhoun Hudnall, 81, of Jacksonville passed away March 21 in West Memphis.

He was born July 16, 1925 to the late Felix and Maggie Hudnall in Marianna.

He was preceded in death by his son, John C. Hudnall Jr. as well as five brothers.

He proudly served his country during the Second World War in the Navy.

He is survived by his daughter, Norma Jean Harswell and her husband Elvie of Jacksonville; a sister, Louise McCarty of Russellville; five grandchildren, Jimmy and Brian Harswell and Donovan, Sean and Chris Hudnall; one niece, Sue; and one nephew, Larry. The family will receive friends at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 26.

Private funeral services will be at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

Robbie Pipkin
Robbie Lee Pipkin, 64, of Jacksonville died March 18.

He was born Oct. 25, 1942 at Edinburg, Texas, to Charles and Myrtle Thomas Pipkin.

He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Diane Pipkin; one son, Damon Pipkin of Beebe; one daughter, Connie Bailey of Mayflower; four grandchildren; three sisters, Jean Ashton of Texas, Virginia Stewart of Alaska and Patsy Hitchcock of Texas; cousins, Willard Crain, Doris, and Rita.

Cremation arrangements will be by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.

Mary Burnett
Mary Ann Burnett, 60, of Sheridan, formerly of Beebe, died March 19.

She was born Nov. 18, 1946, at Coy to Jessie and Faye Maupins Hicks. She was a dedicated employee at First Security Bank in Beebe for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Burnett; her mother; and one sister, Dorothy Johnson.

She is survived by one son, Jonathan Burnett of Sheridan; her father, Jessie Hicks of England; three sisters, Jessie Staton of Sheridan, Peggy Baker of England, and Debbie Carlock of North Little Rock; and several nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were March 21 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

Lorena Schieffer
Lorena Schieffer of McRae died March 22 on her 96th birthday.

She was a housewife and a member of McRae First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Schieffer; and her granddaughter, Ann Judkins.

She is survived by two daughters, Mildred Harvey of Texas; and Nell Clements and husband Derek of Florida; three great-grandsons and one great-great-granddaughter.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24 at Antioch Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.