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Monday, July 09, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 07-07-07

Ina Jordan
Ina Ruth Jordan, 83, of Jacksonville died July 5 at her home.

She was born July 8, 1923 in Lonoke County to the late Daniel and Ethel Whitley Swaim.

Her granddaughter, Renae Jordan, also preceded her in death.

She was a member of Military Road Baptist Church.

Survivors include her loving husband of 67 years, Nathan Leroy Jor-dan, Sr., of Jacksonville; three precious children, Leroy Jordan and wife Willa of Jacksonville, Bonnie Wooley and husband Bob of Jacksonville and Karen Lowery and husband John of Woodbury, Minn.; four grandchildren, Phillip Jordan, Stacy Donovan, Shelly Showalter and Johanna Lowery; a sister, Grace Thornton of Calif., as well as a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8 in the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with Rev. Ben Leonard officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 7.

Charles Miranda
Charles A. Miranda, 84, of Vilonia died July 4.

He was a retired master sergeant with the 374th Strategic Missile Squadron. He was a life member of the High Plains EXPOW Chapter of West Texas, a life member of the Vilonia VFW Post 6855, a past chief of the North Pulaski Fire Department and a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

He is survived by Anne Runyon Miranda, his wife of 50 years; four daughters, Virginia and husband Tom Hankins of Azle, Texas, Susan and husband Al-len Clifford of Quitman, Texas, Sandra and husband Reuben Linder of Vilonia, Janice and husband Ed Hudson of Jacksonville; two sons, Rick and wife Stella Miranda of Romance, Mike and wife Debbie Miranda of Lonoke; three brothers, Ernest Miranda of Altus, Okla., O’dell Miranda of Gould, Okla., and Darrell Miranda of Chandler, Okla.; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Aldabea McCarver; one grandson, William Miranda, and one great-grandson, Christopher Fuller.

Memorials may be made to Gunter’s Veterans Home, 253 Centerpoint, Vilonia, Ark. 72173. Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 9 at Harmony Baptist Church with burial in Harmony Cemetery. Visitation is from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at North Littlr Rock Funeral Home.

Lorraine Anderson
Lorraine Anderson, 82, of Cabot died July 6 at her home. She was born June 15, 1925 in Chicago to the late Steven and Theresa Ulber Puskarits.

Her husband, Leroy Anderson, and a daughter, Diana Fiscus, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughters, Nancy Broemm and husband Al of Palatine, Ill., Patricia Harris and husband Michael of Cabot and son-in-law, Glenn Fiscus of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with Dr. David Dyer officiating. Entombment will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 9.