OBITUARIES >> 09-12-07
Ellis Leonard Sanders, 89, of Beebe joined his beloved wife of 44 years, Lula, in heaven on Sept. 10.
He was born May 1, 1918, to the late Walter Edgar and Lora Sanders Dukes at Butlerville.
He was a proud member of the Army, serving his country during the Second World War. He retired from Western Waterproofing Company after 38 years of employment, and devoted his time to his great passions in life; family, church, friends and his love of hunting and fishing.
He was a long-standing member of Union Valley Baptist Church and a faithful member of the Joy Sunday school class. His legacy will be his family, his love of life and his “kind, gentle heart.”
He is survived by four children, Jeannie Holland and husband Jerry, Rodney Sanders and wife Margaret, Cathie Ammons and husband Richard and Faye Poe and husband James; 10 grandchildren, Jerry Holland, Michael Holland, Sherri Taylor, Christi Johnston, Nikki Holland, Laura O’Neal, Patrick Ammons, Timothy Ammons, Stephen Poe and Cortney Poe; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by two brothers, Pete Dukes and wife Jane, and Charles Dukes.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at the funeral home with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers are his grandsons, Jerry Holland, Jr., Michael Holland, Patrick Ammons, Timothy Ammons, Stephen Poe, and his oldest great-grandson, Shanon Holland. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Holland, Tim Taylor, Trint Taylor, Joshua Holland, James Johnston, Gary Dukes, Raymond O’Neal and Jason Gibbs.
Raedyn Garrity, 3 months old, of Ward died Sept. 6.
Graveside services were Sept. 10 at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.
Delpha May David, 90, of Austin died Sept. 6.
She was born May 13, 1917, at Wattensaw to Willie Harvey and Allie Virtie Ellis Jones.
She was retired from Franklin Electric and was a Methodist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther; three brothers, Dewitte, Bill and Elmer Jones; and one great-granddaughter, Jennifer David.
She is survived by two sons, Bobby David of Judsonia and James Earl David of Austin; two daughters, June David and Sue and husband Donald Cates, both of Austin; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Evelyn Busby of Ward.
Funeral services were Sept. 10 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with burial in Butlerville Cemetery.
Icie Blakemore, 96, of Beebe died Sept. 9.
She was born June 7, 1911, at Mt. Vernon to Boliver and Balzoria Burton Hogue.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were Sept. 11 at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements were by Westbrook Funeral Home of Beebe.
Bernice Conder Caruthers, 98, of Romance died August 31 at Woodhills Healthcare in Jacksonville.
She was born to Milburn and Elzada Davis Belew at Romance.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands, Bailey Conder and Clayton Caruthers.
She is survived by her brother, Glenn Belew; children, Mary Anne and husband Marvin Holeman, Carl Bailey and wife Norweita Conder, Delbert Conder, Bobby and wife Sue Conder and Johnny and wife Linda Conder; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two steps-sons, Bruce and James Caruthers; and one step-daughter, Mary Myers. Services were Sept. 2 at Romance Church of Christ with burial at Romance Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were by Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home of Searcy.