Leader Blues

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 07-25-07

Dean Worden

Dean Larry Worden, 40, of Jacksonville passed away Sunday, July 22.

Dean was the oldest son of Larry Worden and Karen Robinson. He attended Almond Bancroft High School in Wisconsin and graduated in 1985, lettering both academically and athletically. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, where he graduated with a bachelors of science degree.

After working in the tire industry in both North and South Carolina, he brought his family to Arkansas to continue work in the tire industry and to coach basketball.

He was an active member in Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church of Sherwood as well. Not only was he a great man to work with and for, he was a great friend. He embodied leadership and people were drawn to him.

Although a man of very few words, the words that he spoke changed the world. He was a man of peace. A pillar of strength. The best listener that anyone could ever ask for. A man willing to do anything for anyone, and never once ask for anything in return.

He would never ask anyone to do anything that he himself would not do. He led by example. He was a leader, not a follower by any means. Throughout the years, his life work became his family. He was an adoring husband and loving father as well as a best friend.

He was the embodiment of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Whether it was coaching his sons in their various sports or making sure that he never missed any performance given by his daughter or just being the man to make sure his wife and family were always smiling and always taken care of, he put them before everything else.

Although his glorious life was cut short, his life work and achievements will never be forgotten. He will never be replaced, never be forgotten. His name and his memory will forever be etched in our hearts and minds. He will be greatly missed.
Dean is survived by his wife of 17 years, Tammera Marie Worden; and their three children, Antwaiin Fontaine Worden, Andrea Charne Worden and Samuel Dean Worden.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dean Worden Family Fund. Donations will be accepted at any Metropolitan National Bank.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church, 7351 Warden Road in Sherwood with burial in Rest Hills Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship.
Arrangements by North Little Rock Funeral Home.

Patricia Law

Patricia Louise Law, 55, of Danville died July 23.

She was born May 7, 1952 in Hensley to the late Thomas and Thelma Duncan Mayfield. She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.  

She is survived by her children, Michelle Bucher of Austin and Jerry Don Peeks Jr. of Cabot; four sisters, Edna Pauline Moody of Jacksonville, Wanda Lee Chandler of Mayflower, Loretta Denning of Cabot and Beatrice Huey of Maumelle; two brothers, Melvin Mayfield of Little Rock and Elmer Mayfield of Cabot, and four grandchildren, Tiffany and Jerry Peeks, Casey Calvert and Rebecca Gabbard.  

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 27 at Orion Cemetery in Redfield with Bro. Jim Stanley officiating.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 26 at the funeral home. Arrangements will be by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.

Joe Glover

Joe Dan Glover, 69, died July 20.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Glover; son, Joe Dan Glover, Jr. of Denver, Colo.; daughters, Christy McDaniel and husband Pat of North Richland Hills, Texas, and Marijo McCain and husband Ken of Dayton, Ohio; three grandchildren, Paige and Mary McDaniel and Logan McCain; brothers, Roy Dean Glover and Clifton Duane Glover and wife Dot of Lonoke, Alan Wayne Glover and wife Brenda of Cabot, and a sister-in-law, Jeannie Glover of Sherwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and Annie Glover, and siblings, Ernie and Charla Rose. Funeral services were Monday, July 23 at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel in Lonoke. Burial followed in Hicks Cemetery.

Wanda Castera

Wanda Sue Castera, 60, of McRae died July 20 at her residence. She was born Aug. 27, 1946, at Guy and was a proud resident of the McRae community.

She was a member of the McRae Citizens Patrol and an Avon representative for 23 years. She was loved by many friends and family and was a very proud Memaw of 23 grandbabies.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny C. Castera; one sister, Molly Bradford; and one brother, William (Dub) Bradford.

She is survived by her mother, Betty Sue Bradford; six children, Danna Knapp of Wilburn, Buddy Sims, Tabatha Denney, Jerry Don Morris and David Castera, all of McRae, and Sherrie Hite of Searcy; two sisters, Shirley Osborn and Jerri Bradford; three brothers, Elvin, Deaner and Earl Bradford.

Funeral services were Monday, July 23 at Westbrook Funeral Home with Bro. Mack Davis officiating. Interment was in Lebanon Cemetery.

Bill Light

Bill Light, 41, of Beebe went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 22.

He was a member of Calvary Pentecostal Church of God.

He is survived by his wife, Marie; two sons, Joshua and Joseph, both of Beebe; two daughters, Jamie of North Carolina and Jessie of Beebe; two sisters, Velmina May of Beebe and Elbie Carls of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were July 24 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with burial in Beebe Cemetery.

Sabrina Yarberry

Sabrina Marie Yarberry, 13, died July 20.

She is survived by her parents, Connie Williams and Joseph Yarberry; a brother, Joseph “Joey” Yarberry; grandparents, Maynard and Edith McDonald, Kenneth and Ethel Morden, all of Jacksonville, and Charles and Lana Yarberry of Mississippi.
Funeral services were Monday, July 23 at Concord United Methodist Church with burial in Concord Cemetery. Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sabrina Yarberry Memorial Fund at First Arkansas Bank in Jacksonville.

Joseph Alvis

Infant Joseph Daniel Alvis died July 20.

Survivors include his parents, Sean and Josephine Alvis; three sisters, Grace, Abigail and Keilah Alvis, all of Bearden; grandparents, Gary and Sandy Alvis of Jacksonville and Bud and Lee Treadway of Batesville. Graveside services were Tuesday, July 24 at Salem Cemetery near Bearden. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.