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Monday, May 21, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 05-19-07

Robert Sharp
Robert Lee Sharp, 82, of Cabot, formerly of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away on May 17. He was born Sept. 23, 1924 to the late John C. and Violet A. Sharp.

He was a soldier in the Navy and fought in the Second World War.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Wilcox Sharp and one half brother, John Sharp.

Survivors include his only son, Ron Sharp and his wife Sheila of Ward; two grandchildren, Brian Sharp of Folsom, Calif. and Amy Sharp of Vacaville, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren, Brianna Sharp, Brennon Sharp and Alanna Castillo.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 21 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, Kansas.
Funeral arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.

Billy Shelton
Billy Ray Shelton, 79, of Jacksonville, passed away May 14.  He was born Sept. 30, 1927 in Jacksonville to John and Zola Shelton.  

He retired after 26 years with AFCO Steel, and opened his own business Superior LP Supply in Little Rock.  After retiring from Superior LP Supply, he dabbled in real estate and enjoyed his family and friends.  

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Frances Shelton, and two grandchildren, Robert Keith Williamson II and Claire Olea Fisher.

He is survived by one brother, Virgil Shelton of Little Rock; one daughter, Linda and husband Bob of Cumby, Texas; three sons, Kenneth and wife Mary, Billy and wife Debbie, and Steven, all of Lonoke; 14 grandchildren, Ann Marie Wright, Laura Riddle, Kathy Brewington, Shauna Fisher, Juliana Ross, Keith Shelton, Kelli Ann Ash, Bradley Shelton, Craig Shelton, Cory Shelton, Ross Shelton, Lynle Shelton, Blake Shelton and Brent Shelton; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Jacksonville with burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville.  Funeral arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Sam Rawe
Sam Joseph Rawe, 80, of Cabot passed away May 16.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Veda Rose Rawe; father, Joe and stepmother, Alice Rawe; and sister, Ethel Loyer.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Delsie; sons, Andy and wife Cherryl and Mike and wife Tina; daughter, Ramona; seven grandchildren, Phillip, Joey, Tommie Jo, Jessica, Jodi, Magan and Jill; seven great-grandchildren, Zac, Rachel, Kassey, Abby, Christopher, Raelyn and Taylor. He is also survived by his sisters, Mabel Luszcz Alexander, Nellie Cleveland and Alice Faye McKenzie; and brothers, C.A. Rawe and John Rawe.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Old Austin United Methodist Church with burial in Old Austin Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home at Beebe.

Phillip Thomas
Phillip I. Thomas, 19, of Sherwood, went home to be with the Lord May 14 in Nashville, Tenn. He was born April 15, 1988 to Robert and Adrienne Brown Thomas in Fayetteville, N.C.

Phillip was a mechanic for Maverick Transportation, friend, brother, and son. 

Survivors include his parents of Sherwood; brothers, Jamar Stone of Decatur, Ga., Robert Thomas and wife Kimberly, Steven Thomas, and Benjamin Thomas; sisters, Alicia Thomas and Lorienne Thomas all of Sherwood; two nieces, Jaylin and Alexa as well as many other family and friends.

A going-home celebration will be held in Phillip’s honor at 11 a.m. Monday, May 21 at the Base Chapel on the Little Rock Air Force Base.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Thomas Dunlap
Thomas Jefferson Dunlap, 38, formerly of Cabot, joined his loved ones in heaven from his Auburn, Wash., home  on May 16.
Thomas was born March 30, 1969 in Clarksville to Diane Painter Dunlap Schmidt and the late Thomas Laser Dunlap.  

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Laser Dunlap. 

Survivors include his beloved, Rita Cederblom; his mother and stepfather, Bryan Schmidt; brothers, Michael Dunlap, Jacob Schmidt, and Sean Cheney; sisters, Dawn Charlton, Jenny Boster, Jaime Aistrup, and Jill Schmidt; grandmother, Ruth Painter; niece, Alexis and nephews, Joey, Colin, Sam, Gabriel and Elijah. 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 at Moore’s Funeral Home in Jacksonville.  

Burial will follow in Sumner Cemetery in Cabot.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 21 at the funeral home.  

LaVerne Wallace
LaVerne “Bud” Wallace Sr., 79, of Sherwood, formerly of Jacksonville passed away May 16.

Bud was a regular attendee of the Jacksonville Senior Citizen Center where he loved to play dominoes and bingo.
He was preceded in death by one son, LaVerne Culwell Wallace, Jr., of Fulton, Mo.

He is survived by five children, Cindy Tyson of Sherwood, Connie and husband Jim Waller, Ronald Wallace, John Wallace and Jimmy and wife Pauline Wallace all of Fulton, Mo.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother Ed Wallace of Mexico, Mo.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20 between at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home in North Little Rock.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 21 at the funeral home. The family would like to sincerely thank Arkansas Hospice for all the loving care and support the staff their provided during Mr. Wallace’s illness.

Shirley Polk
Shirley Lee Polk, 71 of Jacksonville passed away May 15.  She was born May 14, 1936 in Newport to the late Earnest and Anna Ice Goins.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Audrey Polk and a sister.

Survivors include her son, Allen Polk; daughter, Tracy Sears and husband Steve; four grandchildren, James, Justin, Aber, and Jacob Sears; and a brother, Donald Goins. Memorial services were May 16 in Moore’s Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville.