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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 5-26-07

Clint Huffman

Clint Huffman, 81, of Vancouver, Wash., passed away May 20.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 26 at Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Funeral arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


M.L. Faucett

M.L. Bud Faucett, 72, of Jacksonville went to be with the Lord, May 22 in Little Rock. He was born Nov. 16, 1934 in Lamar to the late Raymond Dean and Ella Horton Faucett.

He was preceded in death by his wife Fredia in 2006, as well as his sister, Eloise Jenkins. Bud worked with the Compensated Work Therapy Program at Fort Roots V.A. Hospital for over 30 years. Survivors include his brother, Ernest Faucett and wife Joy of Sherwood; sister, Shirley Wood of Cabot; sister, Beverly Winberg and husband Ron of Westland, Mich.; as well as six nieces, one nephew, eight great-nieces, three great-nephews, two great-great nieces and two great-great nephews.

Graveside services were May 25 at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville.   Funeral arrangements were under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Annie Ault

Annie Lee Ault, 85, of Beebe died May 21. Her husband, Lewis, preceded her in death. She is survived by one sister and a nephew, Rick Torrence of Beebe.

Graveside services were held May 22 at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.


Kenneth Smetzer

Kenneth Lee Smetzer, 42, of Beebe died May 22. Born July 17, 1964, at Malden, Mo., to Olin Kenneth Lee and Patsy June
Waller Smetzer. He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Lee Smetzer, Jr., and his father. Survivors include his wife, Debbie; children, Blake and Stephanie Smetzer of Beebe; grandchild, Cade Landon Smetzer; brothers, Chris Zeller Champion, Charles R. Champion and Charles J. Champion, Jr.; sisters, Sandra Smetzer Roush and Patricia Smetzer Yandell.

Funeral services were May 24 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. Burial was May 25 at Memory Gardens at Valley, Mineral Wells, Texas.


Billy Mitchell

Billy Joe Mitchell, 73, of Cabot died May 23. He was born Aug. 24, 1933 in Perry to the late James and Pearl Standridge Mitchell.

He was a graduate of Morrilton High School. He served in the Air Force for 24 years and was a letter carrier with the Postal Service in North Little Rock for 19 years. Billy was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church in Cabot. His sister and brother, Judy Gaither and Maj. Raymond Mitchell, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mitchell of Cabot; four children, Ronald Mitchell and wife Geneva of Chattanooga, Tenn., Martha Mitchell Shackelford and husband Mike of Orlando, Fla., Teri Lynn Payne and husband Ron of Keller, Texas, and Charles Douglas Mitchell and wife Susan of Madison, Ala.; two sisters, Christine Horn of North Little Rock and Jean Carson of Sherwood; nine grandchildren, Thomas, Daniel, Becky, and Jessica Mitchell of Chattanooga, Tenn., Alison Shackelford of Orlando, Fla., Matthew Narron and Kadi McNew and husband James of Keller, Texas, Sean and Bradley Mitchell of Madison, Ala., and one great-grandchild, Abigail McNew of Keller, Texas.

A private graveside service took place prior to memorial services May 28 at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church in Cabot. Memorials may be made to Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church.