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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 4-11-07

Anthony Chanicka

Tech. Sgt. Retired, Anthony “Tony” Chanicka, 52, of Ward went to be with our Lord on March 24 while visiting family and friends in Trinidad, the land of his birth.

Tony joined the Air Force shortly after his arrival in the U.S. and served proudly for 20 years. He retired in June 2000 from the 61st Airlift Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, then joined the Falcon Jet team as a safety manager.

He leaves behind many friends and family both in the United States and in Trinidad. Although Tony can’t physically be with us, a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. April 14 at Ward First Baptist Church. Please join us as we pay our final respects to Tony.


David Goins

David Delbert Goins, 72, of North Little Rock passed away April 7.

He was born March 8, 1935 to the late Neal and Evelin Hall Goins in Belfield, N.D. From 1954 to 1956, David served in the Marines. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1960. He was a member of First United Methodist in Jacksonville and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joanne Goins and brother, Norman Goins.

He is survived by his wife, Ernestine Goins; children, Blane Goins of Little Rock and Derek Goins and his wife Kathi of Mesa, Ariz.; step-sons, J. Mark Hardin and his wife Debbie of Greenbriar and Joe D. Hardin and his wife Beth of Greensboro, N.C.; brothers, Neal Goins and his wife Barbara of Dardenelle and Hubert Goins and his wife Helen of Berryville; sister, Mary Ann Weldon and her husband Tom of Owassa; and seven grandchildren, Ciara and Justin Goins, Kelli Corda, Allen, Kristopher, Greyson, and Amanda Hardin.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Flemming officiating. Entombment will follow at Chapel Hill Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.


Douglas Standage

Douglas W. Standage, 84, of Jacksonville passed away April 7. He was born on Nov. 22, 1922 in Mountain Home to the late Tom Kerby and Rose Standage.

He is survived by his wife, Arta Standage of the home; brothers and sisters-in-law, John Kersey of Fort Smith, Bonnie L. Colness and her husband Dan of Jacksonville, Hazel Pepper of Georgia and Bobbie Strauser of Fort Smith; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at Bayou Meto Cemetery with Danny Ketchum officiating.
Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Guthery Hall

Guthery K. Hall, 78, of Cabot passed away April 7. He was born in Boyle, Miss., to the late John and Mary (Goss) Hall.
He was a retired Air Force tech sergeant, serving for 21 years, and a retired businessman. He was a devoted husband and father.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, H. A., Eugene, Cecil, Elgy, and Arnold; and a sister, Lurlene (Sis) Cross.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ramona Claudine (Graham) Hall; two daughters, Gina and husband Steve English of Florida, Debra and husband Gene Howell of Ward; a son, Gary Hall of Jacksonville; two brothers, Wayne Hall of Texas and Joe Hall of Little Rock; eight grandchildren, Dusty and Andrea Henrichs, Amber McCoy, Christopher Hall, Tausha Tripp, Brad Howell, Christopher Doughty, and Michael English; six great-grandchildren, and many loving relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home in North Little Rock, with pastors Mark Martin and Gene Gilliam officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel cemetery in Cabot.


Harriette Smith

Harriette G. “Jeannie” Smith, 52, of Lonoke went to be with the Lord April 6 in North Little Rock. She was born Jan. 20, 1955 to the late Mrs. Stella E. L. Baxter in Holbrook, Ariz.

She was a member of Military Road Baptist Church in Jacksonville. One brother, Sonny, precedes her in death.
Survivors include her loving husband, Darrell E. Smith of the home; son, Jeremy S. Smith and wife Shantel of Lonoke; daughter, Wendi Marie Roberts and husband Bobby of Lonoke; father and mother-in-law, James Vernon and Doreen Smith of Lonoke; three sisters, Hedy, Shuree and Joyce; one brother, Bill; sister-in-law, Sharon Jones and husband Bill of Lonoke; nieces, Brenna Fitzgerald of Sherwood and Danya Jones of Little Rock; as well as two beautiful granddaughters, Lindsey and Emily Roberts.

Funeral services were April 10 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel.


Audrey Hickerson

Audrey Leona “Sunshine” Hickerson, 70, of Conway died April 7.
She was born on Dec. 8, 1936 to the late Wesley and Elma Andrews Parker in Carlisle. Sunshine was of Church of Christ faith and loved spending time at the Faulkner County Senior Citizens Center.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Dearl and Joey Brewer; her husband, Arthur Hickerson; and siblings, Charlie Parker and Ella Mae Agular.

She is survived by her children, Billy Parker and wife Cynthia of Conway, Rebecca Ingle and husband Adam of Carlisle, Joyce McCann of Carlisle and Gerald Brewer of Dallas, Texas; three sisters, Beatrice Kidd, Rosie Parker, and Dela Kay Allen; brother, Wesley Parker, Jr.; four grandchildren, Purity Ingram, Dearl Dewayne Brewer, Ashley Brewer, and Ronald McCann; and three great-grandchildren, Parker Ingram, and Jessie and Austin McCann.

The funeral service was April 10 under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Myra Wolf

Myra Wolf, 73, of Jacksonville went to be with the Lord April 7. She was born Oct. 25, 1933 to the late Robert and Gladys Sofford in Tuttle, Okla. Myra was a member of Bailey Street Church of Christ in Jacksonville.

Myra was preceded in death by her brother, Eugene Sofford. She is survived by her husband, Robert Wolf of the home; and a son, Kyle Wolf of Benton.

Funeral services were April 10 under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.