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Monday, August 13, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 08-11-07

Ferenc Feldman

Ferenc Feldman, 85, died Aug. 5 at Mt.Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, Fla.

His survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ilona; their sons Garrick and wife Eileen Feldman of Jacksonville and Steven Feldman and his wife Anne-Marie Deutsch of Bethesda, Md.; grandchildren Rebecca, Jonathan and Aliya Feldman of New York and Ezra and Molly Deutsch-Feldman of Bethesda.

Services were Aug. 7 at Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapel led by Rabbi Philip Weberman. Burial was at Mt. Sinai Cemetery in Miami.

Ferenc Feldman was a member of Congregation Mogan David of Surfside, Fla.

He was born in Apagy, Hungary, on July 27, 1922. He survived forced labor camps in Hungary and Austria during the Second World War and was liberated by the U.S. Army in a Nazi death camp in Gunskirchen, Austria, in May 1945.

His parents, brothers, sisters and grandmother were murdered in Auschwitz, Poland, the largest death camp in Nazi Europe.
He married Ilona Klein in 1947 in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, where they raised two sons. The family fled communist Hungary after the Soviets crushed a revolution in 1956.

They lived in refugee camps in Austria before their arrival in Chicago in 1961. He worked in a meat-packing plant and later operated a small home for the elderly.

He spent his final years in Surfside, Fla., where he and his wife enjoyed the sunshine, visits from their family and friends and attending religious services at nearby congregations.

The family thanks his caregiver Barbara Cassis and Drs. Raimundo Acosta and Andrew Kovacs for their compassionate care.
“What does the Lord your God ask of you? That you fear the Lord your God and walk in His ways and to love Him and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul” (Deuteronomy 10:12).


Colleen Miller

Colleen Love Miller, 79, of Beebe died August 8. She was born March 29, 1928, at Hickory Plains. She retired from Remington Arms in Lonoke in 1991 after 19 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Elizabeth Love; her father, Emmet Love and her sisters, Laurice Miller and Elaine Howell of Des Arc.

She is survived by nine children, Larry Miller of Smackover, Patricia Miller of North Little Rock, Jimmy Love of Louann, Sharon Rogers of Broken Arrow, Okla., Christy McCartney of Beebe, Billy Miller of Ward, Timmy Miller of Ward, Donna Smith of Monroe, La. and Tonya Welch of Des Arc; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Virginia Venable of Waldron and her five children.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 11 at Westbrook Funeral Home of Beebe with burial in Johnson Chapel Cemetery, Hickory Plains.


Vicki Carmical

Vicki Jo Carmical, 48, of Cabot died August 10. She was born August 17, 1958 in Albany, Ga.

She graduated from Des Arc High School in 1946. She retired from Remington Arms in Lonoke in 1991, after 19 years of service.

She is survived by her parents, Carl and Emma Hopkins Strange; husband, Richard Carmical; two children, Tara V. and Andrew J. Carmical both of Cabot; two sisters, Kacee Dee Vojdani of Rogers and Jennifer Elaine Raney of Ft. Worth, Texas, and one nephew, Lucas Raney of Forth Worth.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, August 13 at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home with burial at Sumner Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 12 at the funeral home.