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Friday, June 15, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 06-16-07

Daria Hunter
Daria Hunter, 59, of Bryant died June 14.  

She was born on July 19, 1947 to the late Claude and Dorothy Cook O’Barr in North Little Rock.
 
She was a member of Bryant’s First Southern Baptist Church.  

She is survived by her children, John Hunter and wife Danita of Bryant, and Claudie Smith and husband Charles of Little Rock; sisters, Claudia Hillman of North Little Rock, Linda Kay Shaddell of Jacksonville, Joyce Wilson of Ward and Nancy Edwards O’Barr of North Little Rock; one brother, John O’Barr of North Little Rock; four grandchildren, Blake Hunter, Allysa Miller, Erika Hunter and Jenna Hunter and a host of nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, June 18 at Bryant’s First Southern Baptist Church.  

Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.  

Visitation will be at 11 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Arrangements are by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.


Jack McCollough
Jack McCollough, 85, of Jacksonville died June 13.

He was a member of McArthur Assembly of God Church, spending many years doing missionary work, building churches in Africa, Mexico, Alaska and the United States. Jack also built cottages for the children of the Hillcrest Children’s Home.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Sparks McCollough; sons, Ronald Jack McCollough and wife Lynn, Daniel Gene McCollough and wife Joy, Scott Allen McCollough and wife Diane and Joseph Matthew McCollough and wife Donna; brother, Clyde McCollough and wife Mavis; sisters, Rosalee Waits and Minnie Lee Oden; granddaughter, Kelli McCollough; and grandsons, Ryan Ollar, Matthew McCollough and Jake McCollough.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16 at McArthur Assembly of God Church officiated by Rev. Glenn Dorsey and Rev. Larry Burton. Burial will follow in Rest Hills Memorial Park in Sherwood. Arrangements are by Little Rock Funeral Home.


Wanda Jones
Wanda L. Jones, 74, of Searcy died June 14.

Born Dec. 16, 1932 at Searcy to James W. and Jannie Lee Smalley Hilton. She was a member of Kensett Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Jones; her parents and sister, Laverne McDonald.

She is survived by a niece and nephew, Janie Sue Murry and husband Tommy of North Little Rock and James McDonald, Sr. and wife Wanda of Bald Knob.

Graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16 at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens in Beebe. Funeral arrangements will be by Westbrooke Funeral Home in Beebe.

Linda Taylor
Linda Kay Taylor, 39, of Hot Springs died June 13. She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Smith James.

She is survived by her father, Don James and wife Joyce of Romance; special friend, Bo Reynolds of Hot Springs; sister, Brenda Rowland of Cabot; grandmother, Ruby Allen of Jonesboro; niece, Kristin James of North Little Rock; nephews, Danny Hill of Cabot, Hank and Zachary Rowland of Farmington; great-nephew, Kaleb James of North Little Rock.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 16 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with graveside funeral to follow at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Floyd Cemetery.


Wanda Shireman
Wanda A. Shireman, 81, of Jacksonville died June 12, in North Little Rock.

She was born Sept. 9, 1925 in Camp Douglas, Wis., to the late William and Agatha Bernemen Kelley.

She was also preceded in death by her husband Paul Shireman; son, Paul Shireman Jr. and a sister, Iona Kelley.

Wanda was an avid bowler and a past member of Jacksonville Women’s Bowling Association. She was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include her children, Dennis Shireman and wife Vickie of Elk City, Okla., Christian Shireman and wife Leanne, Cherri Shireman, and Brian Shireman and wife Pamela all of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, Justin, Christian, and Paul Shireman, Rachel McReynolds and Jennie Murray, and four great-grandchildren, Hailey and Dean McReynolds, Josie Murray and Kalyn McReynolds.

The family would like to express their deepest thanks to the staff of Arkansas Hospice Inpatient Care Facility in North Little Rock for the love and kindness they provided.

Donations may be made in Wanda’s honor to Arkansas Hospice Foundation, North Little Rock Inpatient Center, 5600 W. 12th Street, Little Rock, Ark., 72204.

Funeral services were June 15 in the Chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. Burial will be in Arkansas State Veteran Cemetery in North Little Rock.


David Tarter
David Gayle Tarter died June 13. He was born Feb. 27, 1933.

David spent four years in the Air Force and was a Korean War veteran. He was an employee of American Airlines from Dec. 5, 1957 until July 1, 1990. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and photographer, and loved to travel.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Jim and Susie Tarter; brother, Keith Tarter; and sister Aileen Cox.
In Dec. 23, 1952 he married Sue West.

Survivors include three daughters, Susan Gayle Tarter Ward and husband Mike, Pamela Dianne Tarter Satterfield and Mary Beth Tarter Lenderman and husband Rev. Jim; six grandsons; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; three great-grandsons; a brother, Gordon Tarter and wife Jackie of Carlisle; and sister, Sue Turner and husband Hank of Little Rock.

Funeral services were June 15 at Carlisle First United Methodist Church with burial in Carlisle Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Carlisle United Methodist Church.


Jerome Litton
Jerome W. Litton, Sr., 94, of Jacksonville died June 13 in Jacksonville.

He was born May 25, 1913 in Santa Fe, Tenn., to the late Albert L. and Nellie Kern Litton.

He grew up in Litton, Miss., and in 1967 moved to Arkansas. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Albert Z. Litton, and son, Robby Frank Litton.

Survivors include his wife, Della Louise Litton of the home, sons, Thomas Leroy Litton and wife Weta Marie of Downsville, La., Jerome W. Litton Jr., and wife Margie of Jacksonville; daughter, Sandra Rose Coleman of Boyle, Miss.; sister, Mary Frances Litton of Clarksdale, Miss.; and daughter-in-law, Sandra Litton of Greenville, Miss.; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews, and other friends and family.

Funeral services were June 15 at First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville with Dr. Carole Goddard officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Funeral arrangements were by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.


Earlene Olson
Earlene Olson, 64, of Romance died June 11. She was born April 17, 1943 at Butlerville to L. D. and Mearlene Thomas Free.

Her husband, Richard Olson, and a son, Stephen Lawson, preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Cathey Holley and Victoria Converse; one son, Doug Lawson and wife Lucresha; stepson, Wayne Ness, all of Romance; grandchildren, Jamie Rochelle Cates, Amanda Nicole Lawson, Chancery Douglas Holley, Amanda Lee Converse and Joseph King; great-grandson, Andrew King; parents, L.D. and Mearlene Free of Beebe; two brothers, Bill and Ken Free, both of Beebe; one sister, Sylvia Jean Isaacs of Tennessee.

Family received friends June 15 at Westbrook Funeral Home Beebe. No services are planned.


Jean Preseley
Jean D. “J.D.” Preseley, 84, of Cabot, formerly of Pine Bluff, died May 30 at home. He was born March 10, 1923 in Guy to the late Clem and Myrtle Helms Preseley.

He was reared and received his early education in Guy, graduating from Guy-Perkins High School. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, serving in northern Africa, Sardinia and Italy. After military service, he earned his degree from Arkansas Tech in Russellville in 1950. He married Floy G. Cogbill, August 3, 1949 in Pine Bluff.

He worked in the accounting department for International Paper Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of
Westside Church of Christ in Cabot and a former member of Sixth Avenue and 28th Avenue Church of Christ in Pine Bluff.

Five sisters preceded him in death, Vestal Rowlett, Juanita Preseley, Faye Rotton, Lynndell Tucker and Mildred Decker.

Survivors include his wife, Floy Cogbill Preseley of Cabot; daughter and son-in-law, Nellwyn and Norman Kemper of Austin; and two grandchildren, Jayson Kemper of Fayetteville and Bethany Kemper of Austin.

Services were held in the chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son in Pine Bluff on June 2 with Jeff Asher and David Brown officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Pine Bluff.