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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 5-02-07

Charleene Peterson

Charleene R. Peterson, 69, of Jacksonville passed away April 28. She was born Jan. 11, 1938 in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Charles and Ivamae Timmons McPherson.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Doyle W. Peterson and granddaughter, Nicole Hackelberg. She was a substitute teacher for 25 years in Pulaski County schools. She enjoyed reading, ceramics, the Jacksonville Senior Center, her grandchildren, lunch with the ladies and crocheting.

Survivors include her children, Kelvin Peterson and wife Dorette, Kerry Peterson and husband Jackie, Kaylin Peterson and daughter T. Charleene M. Peterson, all of Jacksonville, Karen Ables and husband Barry of England, Kimberley Hackelberg and Paul Aumann of Two Rivers, and Kenny Peterson and wife Patricia of Seattle, Wash.; brothers and sisters, Charles McPherson and wife Nancy of Memphis, Elizabeth Murphy of California, Halcie Harris and husband Bill of Houston, Texas and Charlotte White and husband Bob of Texas; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 at 612 Neal St. in Jacksonville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nicole Hackelberg Scholarship Fund, c/o Kimberley Hackelberg, 2325 44th St., Two Rivers, Wis., 54241. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Ronald Rice

Ronald David Rice, 75, of Jacksonville passed away May 1 in Jacksonville. He was born May 1, 1932 in Conrath, Wis., to the late David and Marie Moser Rice.

His sisters Delores Moser, Velma Reeves and Dorothy Ho-eft also preceded him in death.

He was retired from the Army, where he served during both the Vietnam and Korean Wars. He also retired from the U.S. Postal service in North Little Rock. He was lovingly known as “The Mayor of Collinwood” by friends and neighbors.
Survivors include his wife, Haruko Rice of the home, a daughter, Peggy Lavender and husband Leland of Cabot; three grandchildren, Donovan Romine, Taylor Romine and Le Ann Lavender, all of Cabot; two brothers, Robert Rice and wife Mary of Windlake, Wis. and Lowell Rice and wife Sonya of Oscala, Fl.; two sisters, Loretta Matlack and husband Russell of Tony, Wis. and Ruth Schley of Sheboygan, Minn.

Graveside funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 4 at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Visitation will be at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home on Thursday, May 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.


Florene Wiley

Florene “Blondie” Wiley, 76, of North Little Rock passed away April 28. She was born March 10, 1931 to the late Sylvester and Sarah Tolley.

Also preceding her in death were a son, Mike Wiley; a daughter, Sandra Wiley, and a grandson, Danny Wiley, Jr.
Survivors include her husband, J.R. Wiley of the home; one daughter, Penny and husband David Guess of Sherwood; one son, Danny and wife Dolly Wiley of North Little Rock; three grandchildren, Sarah Wiley, Justin Guess and Salina Wiley; six sisters and two brothers.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 2 at Edgewood Cemetery in North Little Rock. Funeral arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service at Cabot.


Gene Dulaney

Gene Paul Dulaney, 72, of Ward passed away April 26. He was born April 23, 1935 in Hoxie to the late Leonard Dulaney, Sr. and Margaret Stephens-Dulaney.

He is survived by five children, Debra Stephens, Ricky and wife Melissa Dulaney, Teresa and husband Harlen Burke, Brett Memknow and Tracie Hudson; four sisters, Mickey Taylor, Joyce Finley, Ruth Calhoun and Helen Tassisstro; two brothers, Leonard Dulaney, Jr. and John Dulaney; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Cremation arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.