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Monday, August 06, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 08-04-07

Tommy Price

Tommy Ray Price, 51, of Hickory Plains died August 1 as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born Sept. 28, 1955, at Beebe, to Oscar “Bully” and Nell Daily Price. He was a truck driver for Pronto Express Trucking of Judsonia.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Randall and Timmy Price, and a nephew, Matt Price.

He is survived by his parents; four sons, Shane Price and wife Shawna, Dustin Price and wife Katrina, Joseph Price and Michael Price; three daughters, Jennifer Jennings and husband Bryan, Sally Walker and husband Billy and Jessica Price, all of Hickory Plains; nine grandchildren; four brothers, Rodney Price of Hallsville, Texas, Richard Price, Bobby Price, both of Hickory Plains and Russell Price of Camden; one sister, Becky Geans of DeValls Bluff; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 4 at Beebe First Church of the Nazarene, with burial in Hickory Plains Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.


Sheila Legate

Sheila Vail Legate, 50, died August 1.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Legate; children, Tracy Tate, Kristy Legate and Matthew Legate, all of Lonoke; parents, Billy Joe and Josie Stell; brothers and sisters, Dennie, James, Walter, Judy and Sherry Stell and six grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 4 at Legate Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.


Valentine Vickers

Valentine Anne Vickers, 88, passed away August 1 at her Cabot home.

She was born Feb. 1, 1919 in Tsinanfu, China, to the late Alexander and Anna Kossah Dobro.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Col. Earl Kenneth Vickers, Jr., and a brother, Constance Dobro.  
She was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Jacksonville and the Altar Rosary Society.

Survivors include three sons, Earl, Phillip Michael and Vincent Vickers; six daughters, Jennifer Deanne Muddiman, Earleen Patrice Reese, Sheila Maureen Roberson, Josephine Elaine New-ton, Bridget Anne Norton and Marguerite Loriane White; a sister, Jenny Brosseau; 22 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one niece and one nephew.

Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 7 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church with Father Les Farley officiating. Interment will follow at National Cemetery in Little Rock.  Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church with Rosary following at 7 p.m.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


John Brown

John D. Brown, 68, of Austin passed away July 27 after a six-week ordeal with cancer.
He was born June 20, 1939.

John retired after 30-plus years as an engineer serving on the Missouri Pacific/Union Pacific Railroad. His love for building race cars and racing filled his younger years. Later, hunting, camping, fishing and boating with his family and many friends became his favorite pastimes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Frank Brown and Mary Louise Brown Luther; brother-in-law, Jay, and numerous other family members including stepfather, Oscar Luther and 16 aunts/uncles and many cousins.

He is survived by his former wife, Mary L. Brown; three daughters, Sheila, Rebecca and Kimberly and her husband Jimmy. Also surviving him are his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Norma and husband Joe and Sharon; and aunts, Faye and Helen. He leaves behind an additional daughter, Faith Ann, from his first marriage.

In honor of John’s final request, a private service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please show special kindness to someone today.