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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 5-23-07

Roger Armstrong

Roger Gene Armstrong, 69, of Beebe passed away May 19 in Little Rock. He was born Nov. 14, 1937 in Estelline, S.D., to the late Virgil B. and Ida A. Skoglund Armstrong.

He served in the Air Force and helped with the construction of Little Rock Air Force Base. He was a field service Engineer for Par-Tech Inc. and worked as a computer technician. He was a pastor with the Church Of God Of Prophecy for 33 years.
Survivors include his wife, Priscilla Louise Lang Armstrong of Beebe; children, Eddie Gene Armstrong and wife Linda of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Alan Dale Armstrong and wife Brenda of Cleveland, Tenn.; sisters, Karen Fleming of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Sharon Weatherly of Surprise, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Angela, Andrew and Christy Armstrong.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 23 at The Church of God of Prophecy in Jacksonville with Bishop Wayne Pense and Bishop Don Yancey officiating. Burial will follow at Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery in North Little Rock. Funeral arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Jerry Gramling

Jerry Gramling, 74, of Jacksonville passed away May 20. He was born May 14, 1933 in Stanford (Greene County) to the late Robert Earl and Mabel Gregory Gramling.

He retired after working more than 20 years for the state as a tax auditor. He was a member of Sylvan Hills United Methodist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Norma Owens Gramling, and a brother, Glenn Gramling.

Survivors include his children, Pam Thompson and husband Charles of Sherwood, Nan Black of North Little Rock, Mike Gramling of Jacksonville, Marty Gramling and wife Andrea of Ozark, Mo., and Becky Hobby and husband Brian of Sherwood; sisters, Joy Powers and Judy Rowland and husband Donnie all of Stanford; grandchildren, Amanda Thompson, Heather Carroll, Kent Hobby, Meghan Hobby, Brandi Gramling, Christopher Gramling, Madison Gramling and Joshua Gramling; great-grandchildren, Hayden Carroll and Peyton Hobby and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 23 at Moore’s Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Rev. Jim Rowland officiating.

Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

John Smith

John Smith, 83, of Jacksonville went to be with the Lord May 21. He was born April 2, 1924 to the late Earnest Edward and Margaret Kamp Smith in Salem, Ill.

He retired from the Air Force with rank of technical sergeant and was a retired general contractor. He served his community as a member of the Lion’s Club, the NCOA, and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans group 7. He served the Lord as a deacon at Chapel Hill Baptist Church. His first wife, Lois J. Smith, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Carrie Smith of Jacksonville; sons, Kevin Michael Smith of Jacksonville, Keith Mark Smith and wife Toni of Bentonville and Michael Morris Jr. of Ada, Okla.; daughters, Jo Ann Mederios and husband John of Vancouver, Wash., Renee Smith of Jacksonville and Melody Wisnosky and husband Marc of Jourdanton, Texas; brother, James Henry Louis and sister, Liz Holden both of Phoenix, Ariz., and his grandchildren, Johnny and Lisa Mederios, Jimmy Smith, Joshua and Tawnie DeGroot and Nick Wisnosky.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Jacksonville with Rev. Mike Douglas officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Letha Jones

Letha M. Jones, 74, died May 20. She was born near Marianna, Sept. 25, 1932 to Hulett and Lula Graham.
She was a member of Browns-ville First Baptist Church.

She was retired and enjoyed volunteering at Lonoke County Cares. She was a member of the Jacksonville and Little Rock Duplicate Bridge Club and was a bronze life master with the American Contract Bridge League.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Freeman Jones.

Survivors include a daughter, Patti and husband Bill Adams of Lonoke; four sisters, Mildred Berry of Poplar Grove, Lavinia Fuqua of Star City, Stella Brogdon of Higden and Barbara Goodman of Montgomery, Ala.

Funeral services were May 22 at First Baptist Church in Brownsville. Burial followed in Weir Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Brownsville or Lonoke County Cares.

Mary Pfleeger

Mary Michele “Shelley” Pfleeger, 45, of Cabot passed away May 22. She was born October 4, 1961 in LaGrange, Ind., to Donald Duane and Suzanne Marie Ackerman Hoover. She was a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Cabot and Holy Family Catholic Church on Little Rock Air Force Base.

She is survived by her husband Edward Pfleeger of Cabot; her parents of Albion, Ind.; one daughter, Melynda Beth Pfleeger and husband John of Gravel Ridge; one son, Joshua Edward Pfleeger and wife Beth of Portland, Ore.; three brothers, Jeff W. Hoover and wife Kim of Albion, Ind., Doug Hoover and wife Karen of Cromwell, Ind., and Steve Hoover and wife Stacy of Viola, Wis.; two grandchildren, Jasper and Matt Ables as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place in Albion, Ind.