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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 08-29-07

Jim Barrett

Jim Barrett, 87, of Cabot, died Aug. 22. He was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service and was one of the first chief master sergeants in the Air Force. He was a member of the Flying Tigers during the Second World War.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frances Edney Barrett; three sons, J. Philip Barrett of North Little Rock, Harry D. Barrett and wife B. J. of Cabot and Robert L. “Bob” Barrett of Maumelle; daughter, Linda Barrett Hrynyk of Cabot; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 5600 W. 12th St., Little Rock, Ark., 72204 or St. Jude’s Catholic Church, 2403 McArthur Drive, Jacksonville, Ark. 72076. Mass of Christian burial was Aug. 27 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church. Entombment was in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Arrangements were by North Little Rock Funeral Home.

Annie Kent

Annie “Ruth” Kent, 64, of Jacksonville, died peacefully at home Aug. 24. She was born March 26, 1943 in Blackshear, Ga., to the late Woodrow Strickland and Edith Mae King.

Ruth is survived by her loving brother, Walter A. Strickland; son, John Michael Kent and wife Kellie; daughter, Terry Kent Quinn and husband Walter; three grandchildren, Rian Kent, Luke Quinn and Marge Anna Quinn.

Ruth was a devoted nurse and lived her life caring for others. She was an avid gardener and was passionate about the outdoors.

Memorial services were Aug. 28 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to your local Humane Society in honor of her favorite Yorkie, Gabby.

Jackie Overton

Jackie Lee Overton, 72, of Hensley passed peacefully from this life on Aug. 24. He is survived by two brothers, John Overton and A.B. Wood; three children, Rhonda and husband Edward Gillies, Samee and husband Larry Hollingsworth and Brock Overton; seven grandsons and a great-granddaughter.

A memorial service was held Aug. 27 at Arlie Moore Picnic Pavilion on Lake DeGray with a picnic following. Funeral ar-rangements were by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Bill Reveley

Bill Levon Reveley, 71, of Cabot died Aug. 25.  

He was born Aug. 11, 1930 in Ward to the late Robert and Ruby Phillips Reveley.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his son Ernest Leonard.  

He retired from the Navy after 22 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Doanie Mitchell Reveley; four children, Mike Reveley and wife Shannon of Ward, Sandra Collins of Jacksonville, Beth Glover and husband Larry and Denise Presley and husband Scott, all of Austin; four siblings, Bobbie Jean Horn of Austin, Johnnie Farris and husband Lynn of Sherwood, Richard Reveley of Conway, and Jimmy Reveley of Ward; 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  

The funeral service was August 28 at the chapel of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Miller officiating.   

Lena Thurman

Lena Thurman, 95, of Deer Park, Texas, formerly of Ward, died August 24.

She was born July 25, 1912, at Ward to Thomas and Sylvia Smith Cox.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Thurman and great-grandson, Spencer Chapman.

She is survived by one daughter, Wanda Chapman and husband John of LaPorte, Texas; two grandchildren, John L. Chapman of LaPorte and Jody Britton and husband Dean of Seabrook, Texas; five great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was held Aug. 27 at Butlerville Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by Westbrook Funeral Home of Beebe.

Danny Fortson

Danny Ray Fortson, 54, of Stephens died Aug. 25.

He was born April 3, 1953 in Searcy to Vernon and Bonnie Fortson.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie Fortson.

Survivors include his daughter Miranda Fortson; father and step-mother, Vernon and Louise Fortson and one half sister.
Graveside service was held Aug. 28 at Sylvania Cemetery. Arrangement were by Thomas Funeral Service.

Kade Curlett

Kade “Bubba” Curlett, 7-month-old son of Sara Jackson and John Christopher Curlett of Conway, died Aug. 21.

He is also survived by his sisters, Journie Curlett and Sunnie Jackson; grandparents, Rita Krigbaum and husband Bill and Ricky Jackson and wife Lindsey, all of Beebe, and Norma and John Curlett of Conway.

Funeral was Aug. 24 at Westbrook Funeral Home with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens in Beebe.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Cardiology Department, P.O. Box 2222, Little Rock, Ark. 72203-0084.

Vicki Carmical

Vicki Jo Carmical, 48, of Cabot died August 10.

She was born Aug. 16, 1958 in Albany, Ga.

She graduated from Fulton High School in 1976.

She was employed by Dassault in Little Rock for 29 years.

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 were August 13 at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home with burial at Sumner Cemetery.