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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 6-13-07

Amanda Baldwin

Amanda Dawn Kirtley Baldwin, 27, of Lonoke died June 9.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Bonnie Dillon, Marion Stone and Gerald Kirtley.

Survivors include her husband, Johnny Baldwin; sons, Johnathon and Cody Baldwin; mother, Doris Cook; father, Charles Kirtley; sister, Stacey Kirtley; brothers, Keith and Allen Kirtley and grandfather Barney Dillon.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 at Boyd Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 14  at Faith Community Church with burial following in Concord Cemetery.


Burnell Clemons

Burnell Clemons, 82, of Humphrey died June 11 at his home.

He was born June 6, 1925 to Issac Newton and Dora Clemons. He was a retired barber of 50 years in Stuttgart and Furlow and a member of Humphrey Baptist Church. In his spare time, he loved gardening, fishing and hunting.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Hubert Clemons and sister, Lucille Jones.

Survivors include his loving companion, caregiver and friend Janie Bowen; two daughters, Brenda Parker of Stuttgart and Debby Wade of Clarendon; son Donny Clemons of West Helena; sisters, Dorothy Harr and Erma Dale Graves of Stuttgart.
A private graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 13. The family will be at the home of Erma Dale Graves, 209 W. Third, Stuttgart.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Haiti Fund, Humphrey Baptist Church, Box 16, Humphrey, Ark., 72073. Funeral arrangements are by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.


Joseph Rhodes

Joseph Doyle Rhodes, 21, of Lonoke died on June 10.

He is survived by his father and mother Luther and Gay Rhodes; brother, Luke and wife Amy Rhodes all of Lonoke; grandparents, Doyle and Cecelia Anderson of Lonoke, Elvin and Addie Hicks of Bald Knob; great-grandparents, Berlie and Dorothy Johnson of Bradford and Robert and Barbara Hoyle of North Little Rock; three nephews, Gregory, Zane and Seth Rhodes and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 at Boyd Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 14 at Brownsville Baptist Church, Hwy. 31 North in Lonoke with burial following at Sunset Memorial Gardens.


James Redding

James O. Redding, 71, of North Little Rock, was born Jan. 17, 1936, at Paris, to Omer and Bonnie Sharp Redding, and died June 10.

He was an Army veteran and was retired from the North Little Rock Municipal Water Department. Redding was a member of Lynchview Missionary Baptist Church in North Little Rock.

He is survived by one son, Scott Redding of Paragould; two daughters, Lisa Henry of North Little Rock and Krissa Brister of Memphis; six grandchildren; one brother, Robert Redding, and Barbara Moore, both of Paris.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Moore Cemetery in Paris.


Carl Markham

Carl David Markham, 59, of Furlow departed this life June 5 at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. He was born Feb. 1, 1948, to Didi Markham and Virginia Cook in Fort Hood, Texas.

He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Jacksonville.

Survivors include life partner Connie Green of Furlow; three daughters, Mary Ann Horton of Little Rock, Bonnie Gatlin of Bryant and Amanda Markham of Tyler, Texas; two sons, Frankie Markham of West Helena and Ronnie Peeks of Morrilton; three sisters, Paulette Conn of Texas; Janie Smith of Little Rock; Denise Grissom of Texas; two brothers, Frank Markham of Texas and Randy Markham of New Mexico; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Memorial services were held June 11 at Bingham Road Baptist Church in Little Rock.

Arrangements were entrusted to Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home ,8821 Colonel Glenn in Little Rock.


Victoria Hall

Victoria “Vicki” Ellen Hall, 62, of Jacksonville died June 11 in Jacksonville.

She was born Aug. 30, 1944, in Harford County, Maryland, to Robert Gray and Della Vern Chesshir Hall.

Her human resources career started in 1972 at Franklin Electric in Jacksonville, where she worked for 16 years, and then Falcon Jet for three years,  Raytheon Aircraft for 10 years and finally, Deluxe Video for six years, where she retired. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

Survivors include her son, Michael Hall and his wife Kristi Misak-Hall of Jacksonville; father, Robert Gray Hall Sr. and wife Doris of Fife Lake, Mich.; one brother, Robert G. Hall Jr. and wife Angie Smith of Maumelle; three grandchildren, Natali, Ragan and Julia Hall, as well as her loving niece, Courtney Glemser. Vicki is preceded in death by her mother and a brother, Henry “Hank” Ray Hall.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville with Rev. Cliff Hutchins officiating. Visitation will be at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at Liberty Cemetery in Manton, Mich.