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Monday, August 27, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 08-25-07

BillIe Pennington

Billie “Bill” Joe Pennington, 84, of Garner went to be with his Lord August 22. Bill was born June 28, 1923, at Garner to Jasper and Effie Pennington.

With the exception of honorably serving three years in the Army in Europe during the Second World War and later living three years in Little Rock, he was a lifetime resident of Garner and a member of the Garner Baptist Church for over 70 years.
He served for 10 years as pastor of Garner Baptist Church, where he also served as Sunday school superintendent, teacher and deacon.

He also was a volunteer minister for over 15 years at Leisure Lodge Retirement Center as well as serving as pastor at Harrison Chapel in Beebe.

He also was retired from James H. Matthews Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jean Pennington.

Bill is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Mildred Flanagin Pennington of Garner; by one brother, Ray and wife Allene Pennington of Sherwood; one sister-in-law, Clotine Pennington of Beebe; four children, Barbara and husband Larry Dugger, Karen and husband Doug Florer of Gentry; Judy Pennington of Searcy and Ken and wife Pennie Pennington of Yakima, Wash.; six grandchildren, Bobby and wife Jessica Dugger, Lisa and husband Jason Speer of Conway, Brandy and husband Randy Fox of Siloam Springs, Lindsay and husband Matt Pool of Centerton, Kendra Pennington of Yakima, Wash., and Kymberly Pennington of Conway; seven great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Levi and Haylee Fox, Taylor, Mackenzie and Landon Pool, and Brayden Speer; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Garner Baptist Church with burial in Garner Cemetery. Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.

Memorials may be sent to Garner Baptist Church, P.O. Box 127, Garner, Ark. 72052.


Dorothy Clement

Dorothy Miram Clement, 92, of Lonoke died August 22.

Mrs. Clement was a member of Concord United Methodist Church for 82 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred H. Clement and son, Kenneth Clement.

Survivors include daughter, Judy and husband Verne Bader of Little Rock; sons, Richard and wife Sandra Clement of Butlerville and Ronnie and wife Vicki Clement of Lonoke; sister, Jewell Rochelle of Lonoke; nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 25 at Concord United Methodist Church with burial in Concord Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Concord Cemetery Association. Arrangements are by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke. 


Roy Glenn

Roy Gene Glenn, 77, of Jacksonville, passed away August 22, surrounded by his family at his home.

He was born Dec. 8, 1929 in Haskell, Texas, to the late Clifford Roy and Angie N. Gardner Glenn.

Roy was an avid golfer who also enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

He was a member of the American Legion and the Hole-In-One Club at Little Rock Air Force Base. Roy was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his loving wife, Rose Lee Glenn of the home; son, Clifton Roy Glenn of Morgan City, La.; brother, Bob Glenn and wife Grace of McLean, Texas; sister, Faye Gould and husband Curtis of Rockdale, Texas; granddaughter, Valerie Glenn of Cabot, grandson, Chris Glenn and wife Denise of Cabot, great grandchildren, Brooklyn Snead, Jay Allen Longhibler, Cameron Glenn and Cheyenne Glenn.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 25 in the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with burial to follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park.


Marvin Simpson

Rev. Marvin Cleo Simpson, 95, of Beebe passed away August 23 at White County Hospice Center. He was born at Vilonia Dec. 3, 1911, to the late Owen Simpson and Eddie O’Quinn Simpson.

He was a devout Christian and a Nazarene minister for 43 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Alvin Simpson, Edwin Simpson, and Carmin Simpson; two sisters, Mary Ann Bailey and Mynette Watkins; one daughter, Marilyn Kay Simpson; and two granddaughters, Sabra Ann Nipper and Jacqueline Michelle Nipper.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Mildred Clements Simpson; daughter, Shirley Nipper and husband Tommy; and a granddaughter, Connie Nipper Kinman and husband Dalin; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to thank the nurses at White County Hospital, White County Hospice Center, and Beebe Nursing Home for their care during his illness.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 25 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 26 at First Church of the Nazarene in Beebe with Dr. Barney Baggot officiating. Burial will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.


Billi Jo Seigrist

Billi Jo Seigrist, 16, of Jacksonville, passed away August 22.  She was born Oct. 21, 1990 in Denver, Col., to Charles and Alyce Dale Seigrist of Jacksonville.

Formerly she attended Lonoke High School. She also attended Glad Tidings Assembly of God.  

Besides her parents, survivors include sisters, Wendy Seigrist Wilson, Amber Tylisha Seigrist, Jodi Gale Seigrist, Charolette Re-nee Seigrist and Amber Elizabeth Seigrist; brother, Charles B. Seigrist, Jr., all of Jacksonville; aunts and uncles; Sammy and Jackie Thompson of Jacksonville and David and Sheila Coleman of North Little Rock; nieces and nephews; Aleah Williams, Hunter “Man” Williams, Alyssa Mealler, Kristi Wilson and a host of family members and friends.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 26 at Orion Church with Rev. Bobby Don Wickcliff and Rev. Ronnie Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow in Orion Cemetery in Redfield. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 25 at the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.