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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 4-14-07

Dorothy Flory

Dorothy Flory, 89, of Lonoke and a resident of Chambers Nursing Home in Carlisle for the past 13 months, passed away at St. Vincents Hospital in North Little Rock early April 12. She was the only child of the late Andrew H. and Ludie Ford Glover.

She was a member of Lonoke First United Methodist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Homer Earl Flory. Survivors are children, John Flory and wife Carolyn of Vilonia and Judy Miller and husband Lionel of Bastrop, La.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14 with Rev. Steve Brizzi officiating. Burial will follow in Glover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lonoke First United Methodist Church or favorite charity.


Eldon Bryant

V. Eldon Bryant, 76, of Ward passed away April 12. He was a member of Cabot Masonic Lodge and a long-time ham radio operator. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Bryant.

He is survived by two daughters, Vel’ Donna R. Troup of Ward and Sharon E. Bryant of North Little Rock; two sons, Jimmie E. Bryant of Jacksonville and John W. Bryant of England; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. Burial will be in Prescott, Ariz., at a later date.

Donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or American Cancer Society. To all his ham buddies, he wishes to say “73s”.


Floyd Taylor

Floyd Bert Taylor, Jr. 74, died April 10.

He was a Christian, an aircraft inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration and a 40-year Mason. He is survived by his wife, Mary Hill Taylor of Lonoke; two daughters, Nina Peterson of Crowley, Texas, and Judy Littleton of Pocahontas; a son, Michael Warren of Sherwood; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services were April 13 at Hestir Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.


Addie Waller

Addie Corinne Waller, 82, of Austin died April 7. She was born Nov. 10, 1924, at Austin.

She was retired from Redmond Motors where she operated a restaurant, and was a long-time store proprietor. She was a member of Country Chapel Church in Sylvania. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl F. Waller; brother, H. M. Lemay; and two sisters, Audrey Travis and Elva Kenney.

She is survived by her son, Joe Waller and wife Susan of Hickory Plains; two grandchildren, Brandi Reynolds of Greenbrier and Sara Waller of Hickory Plains; and one brother, Isaac Wilson of Cabot.Graveside service was April 9 at Sylvania Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by Westbrook Funeral Home at Beebe.


Jerry Smith

Jerry L. Smith, 65, of McRae went to be with Jesus on Easter Sunday, April 8.

He was a retired striping department superintendent from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. He was a member of McRae First Baptist Church. Jerry loved to hunt with his beagles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, G. T. and Emily Fair Ward Smith and two sisters, Johnnie Cutaia and Frankie Smith.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Lana Smith of McRae; two sons, Michael and wife Pamela Smith of West Memphis and Tommy and wife Nicole Smith of McRae; one sister, Billie Smith of Pasadena, Texas; three grandchildren, Jaxon, Shayleigh and Aleigha Smith; one cherished nephew, Bobby Smith of McRae, and many friends and loved ones. Funeral was April 10 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with burial in Lebanon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lebanon Cemetery, care of First Security Bank in McRae.