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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 4-25-07

Edna Caton

Edna Lorene Caton, 86, passed away April 22. She was a member of Assembly of God Church and was a retired seamstress.
Survivors include two sons, John and wife Libby Rhodes of McRae and Jim and wife Frances Rhodes of Lonoke; a brother, Jr. Rhodes of Mayflower and one sister, Liz Rhodes of Scott; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke at Wednesday, April 25 at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Hamilton Cemetery.

R.E. Noble

R. E. Noble, 94, of Ward died April 23. He born April 2, 1913, at Garner to Raymond and Dollie Graham Noble.
He was a member of Cabot United Methodist Church and he served in World War II. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, and Cabot Lodge #319, where he was a 32nd Degree Master Mason. He was also a past president of the Cabot Chamber of Commerce and was named Cabot Man of the Year.

He is survived by one son, Larry and wife Opal Noble of Ward; three grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Raenell Stokes of Batesville.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. Funeral will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 26 at Cabot United Methodist Church, with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Danny White

Danny Howard White, 53, of Cabot died April 23. He was born May 25, 1953 in Jacksonville to the late Owen and Hazel Hollingshead White.

Danny is survived by his sister, Ginger Hemphill of Cabot; half brother, Larry White of Oklahoma; five nephews and one niece.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 26 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25 at Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Mark Soderlund

Mark Soderlund, 45, of Jacksonville passed away April 19. He was owner of Mark’s Plumbing.

He is survived by his beloved wife Lisa; daughter, Allison Paige Soderlund of Lonoke; mother, Mary Viala of Sherwood; father and step-mother, Mickey and Sherma Soderlund of North Little Rock; brother, Matthew and wife Sherry Soderlund; and sister, Mary Ann and husband Jerry Forrest, all of Sherwood.

Funeral services were April 23 at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park.

Loyd Johnson

Loyd Parker Johnson, 77, of Jacksonville passed away April 21.  

He was born April 19, 1930 to the late Lee Roy and Crystal Tipps Johnson in Haynesville, La.  In addition to his parents, Loyd was preceded in death by his brother, A.L. Johnson.  

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Jacksonville.  Loyd was retired from both the Air Force and the Postal Service.  He was a scout leader for 20 years, most of which were spent with Troop 216 in Jacksonville.   
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Johnson of the home; children, Bobby Johnson and his wife Carol of Sherwood, Larry Johnson and wife Karlyn of Maumelle and Steve Johnson of Plano, Texas; brothers, Travis Johnson and wife Sue of Silsbee, Texas; and Loring Johnson and wife Mary of Garland, Texas; three grandchildren, Crissy Rye of Conway, Ryne Johnson of Maumelle, and Lauren Johnson of Maumelle; and great-grandson, Tyler Rye of Conway.

Funeral services were April 24 at First United Methodist Church of Jacksonville with Dr. Carol Goddard and Dr. David Fleming officiating. 

Burial followed in Rest Hills Memorial Park. Donations may be made to Boy Scout Troop 128, First United Methodist Church of Jacksonville and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Funeral arrangements were by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Donna Howell

Donna Howell, 69, of Ward passed away April 20. She was born Sept. 25, 1937, at Lincoln Park, Mich., to Roy and Helen Snead Logsdon. She was a member of Sylvania Presbyterian Church.

Donna was preceded in death by her husbands, Henry Howell and Carlee “Bo” Howell; her parents, and two brothers.
She is survived by two sons, Gene and wife Debbie Howell of Ward and John and wife Joanie Howell of Lonoke; three daughters, Pam and husband Danny Miley, Carrie Wood, all of Ward, and Melissa and husband Paul Eldried of Carlisle; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Deloris Miller of Lake Wales, Florida. Graveside service was April 24 by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.

Smith Price

Smith Martin Price, 77, died April 13 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Little Rock following a courageous battle with a serious illness. He was born Jan. 5, 1930 in Tamo (Jefferson County), and was the son of the late Sarah and T. Clayton Price.
He was a graduate of Linwood High School, attended Arkansas A & M and graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He remained an avid Razorback fan. After graduation, and serving in the Army during the Korean War, he married Barbara Anne Rankin of Pine Bluff on May 1, 1954. He retired from AP&L (Entergy Corporation) after 40 years of dedicated employment.

He was a devoted member for 39 years of First Presbyterian Church of Lonoke, having served as deacon, elder and trustee.
He was highly involved in the community and his accomplishments include being the President of Lonoke Chamber of Commerce twice, Lonoke Man of the Year in 1978, Lonoke Citizen of the year in 1997, Commissioner of Lonoke County Library, Lonoke County Red Cross Chairman, member of Lonoke zoning and planning commission, Kiwanian serving in all offices, including Lt. Governor and Board Member of “Our House” homeless shelter in Little Rock.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Anne Rankin Price; son and daughter-in-law, Gregory M. and Nikki Price of Chicago, Ill.; daughter, Jan L. Price of Maumelle; grandson Geoffrey M. Price of Boston, Ma.; and two granddaughters, Sara D. Price of Chicago, Ill. and Angela M. Blakley of Maumelle; sister, Dorothy P. Sitton of Little Rock and a sister-in-law, Jean Austin of Quitman.

Funeral services were April 16 at Lonoke First Presbyterian Church, conducted by Dr. Emmett Powers, with burial in Brownsville Cemetery.

Memorials can be sent to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 463, Lonoke, AR, 72086. Funeral arrangements were by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.

Patricia Krier

Patricia Lee Krier, 65, of Beebe died April 21.

She is survived by her husband, Gilbert; three sons, Michael Ford and Patrick Atchison, both of Beebe, and Joseph Krier of Texas; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Shirley Daly of Mt. View, Calif. Graveside services were April 23 at Weir Cemetery in McRae. Funeral arrangements were by Westbrook Funeral Home of Beebe.