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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 6-27-07

Eunie Lovell

Eunie Lee Lovell, 83, of Jacksonville passed away June 22. She was born May 12, 1924 in Hope to the late Jim and Dorothy Little Spurlock.

She was of Pentecostal faith and had worked for Timex in Little Rock for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Lovell; one son, Dale Lovell; two daughters, Karen and Eva Jane Lovell as well as two sisters, Ruby and Wilma Cooper, and a brother, Bud Cooper. She is survived by her grandchildren, Aaron Dale Lovell and wife Cindy and Lori M. Yearber and husband Kenneth, all of Jacksonville as well as six great-grandchildren, Candy Yearber, Shawna, Cheyenne, Triston, Jessie, and Justina Lovell and a niece, Shirley Cooper of Little Rock.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27 in the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with burial in Arkansas Memorial Gardens.

Bertha Thompson

Bertha Jane Thompson, 65, of Jacksonville died June 25.  She was born July 14, 1941 in Thornburg to the late Ira Joe and Frances Burg Fowler.  

She had worked at Stone Container as a customer service representative, and was a member of the Church of Christ in Vilonia. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Henry Thompson in 1983.

Survivors include her son, Jason Andrew Thompson; stepdaughter, Meridith Anderson of Jacksonville; step-grandchildren, Nathaniel and Gabrielle Burchfield and cousin, Glen Fowler of Scott.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28 at Concord Cemetery in Furlow under the direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Selena Carlock-Robledo

Selena Dawn Carlock-Robledo, of Beebe, infant daughter of Billie Jean Robledo and Jodie Carlock, died June 22.

She is survived by her parents; grandparents, Ruby Posadas of Heber Springs, Billy Zane Gardner of Texarkana and Cynthia Raper of Jacksonville; two brothers, John Gardner and Carlton Gardner of Heber Springs; four sisters, Sabrina Gardner and Toni Robledo of Heber Springs and Brittany Carlock and Alexis Carlock of Beebe; family friends, Alejandro Robledo and Peggy Robledo; godparents, Robert and Deanna Almaraz and Sarah McClatchy.

Family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28 in Babyland at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

Mary Ginther

Mary L. Ginther, 81, of Springfield, Mo., died June 24. She was born July 25, 1925, at Butlerville to Herman D. and Hattie Hays Ginther. She completed her bachelor’s degree from Monticello, her master’s degree from Henderson State Teacher’s College in Arkadelphia and received her doctorate from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

After working in several public schools in Arkansas, she moved to Warrensburg, Mo., to accept a position as a counseling psychologist at Central Missouri State University from 1965 until her retirement in 1989.

She is survived by a niece, Jeanie and husband, Michael Whitener, of Galveston, Texas; a great niece, a great nephew and several cousins. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 29 at Sylvania Cemetery by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.

Jean Hartford

Jean Hartford, 73, of Searcy died June 24. She was born Oct. 11, 1933, at England to Julian Ray and Myrtle Elizabeth Johnson Paul.

She was a retired hostess at River Oaks Retirement Village. She was known for her love of gardening and working in her flowerbeds, fishing and enjoying all of God’s creation. Jean’s philosophy was “It’s all good.”

She was preceded in death by one brother, Howard Paul; one sister, Bernice Bogard, and friend, Alice Robinson.

She is survived by three sons, Herb Hartford and wife Vickie, Bruce Hartford and wife Kathy, and Brett Hartford and wife Iris, all of Searcy; one daughter, Heidi Paul and husband Phillip of McRae; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elton Paul of Florida and Jack Paul of Toad Suck.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27 at Westbrook Funeral Home with burial in Weir Cemetery in McRae.

Margaret Ingle

Margaret Ingle, 62, died June 25.

She is survived by her husband, Leroy Ingle; children, Celisa and husband Charles Stepp of Sherwood, Donald Havens of Conway, Jackie Carlin and wife Kathie Mullins of Lonoke, and Jeff Carlin of Conway; grandchildren, Justin and wife Rachael Whittenburg of Lonoke, a beloved grandchild, Brandon Whittenburg of Sherwood, Nikki Carlin of Lonoke and Ashton Havens of Conway; siblings, Ailene Goss of Wooster, Benny May of Mayflower, Barbara and husband Rudy Moss of Conway, Dottie and husband Jim Airo of Sherwood, Ann and husband Charles DeShazo of North Carolina, Samuel Jordan of Pennsylvania and Vickie Carroll of Monette and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27 at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.

Margie Massey

Margie Mae Massey, 85, of Alexander died June 24.

She was born in 1922 at Vilonia to Fred Vernon and Nora Mae Dixon Bishop. She was a seamstress, a homemaker and a loving mother.

She fought a long and courageous battle with her illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burl Massey; her parents, two sisters and one brother.

She is survived by three daughters, Sue Rose and husband Larry of Little Rock, Pat Ballard, and Dianne West and husband John of Alexander; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 29 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with burial in Grissard Cemetery in El Paso.

Lottie Null

Lottie Mae Null, 80, of Jacksonville passed away June 22. A son, Kenneth Null, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Burnis Null, of Jacksonville; three sons, Odell Null, Don Null and wife Denne, all of Jacksonville and Lynn Null and wife Virginia of Lonoke; two daughters, Nancy Pemberton and husband Steve of Gravel Ridge and Gloria McKenzie and husband Randy of Sherwood; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to express special thanks to Arkansas Hospice for the dedicated nurses and staff who cared for their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. “They were all wonderful to her.”

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 5600 West 12th Street, Little Rock, Ark., 72204.

A graveside service was held June 26 at Arkansas Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were by North Little Rock Funeral Home.