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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 09-15-07

Pearl Sanders

Pearl Sanders, 89, died Sept. 12.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Sanders.

Survivors include her children, Virginia Edwards of Lonoke, Addie Hubbard and Eddie Sanders of Alabama and Charlene Madden of California; sister, Louise Barnhart of Cato; many grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.


Herbert Greer

Herbert L. Greer, 85, of Jacksonville, son of Fred and Nellie Greer made his final flight Aug. 30 and was buried next to his wife of 63 years, Hazel Jean Greer.

Herbert was born in Chelan, Wash., Sept. 25, 1921 and was the eldest of three bothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his son, Ronald Lyndon Greer; daughter, Linda Diane Greer; grandson, Jonathan Daugherty; granddaughter, Susannah Cox and two great-grandchildren, Gracie and Jake Cox, all of Jacksonville.

Mr. Greer served 23 years in the Air Force, serving his country during the Second World War and Korea. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and has published his memoir “Fire From the Sky — A Diary Over Japan.”

The funeral was officiated by Dennis Carrow on Sept. 5, followed by entombment in Rest Hills Memorial Park with Military Honors. Arrangements were by Griffin Leggett Funeral Home.

“Yet from those of our number who fly no more, we must accept a trust – the trust of men who gave their lives in order that there may be a free life for others – and should we, in the future, treat lightly the foundations of that free life, we will have betrayed these men to whom, for all time, must we be indebted.”


James Douglass

James “Steven” Douglass, 50, of Ward passed away Sept. 10.

He was born May 7, 1957 in Little Rock.

Steven was an avid fisherman and the vice president of Douglass Services Incorporated. His loving wife, Angela Marie Douglass precedes him in death.

Survivors include son, Steven “Brent” and wife Lynn Douglass  with their children; Frankie, Amber, Jacob and Zachary, all of Jacksonville; son, Bobby Wayne Foreman of Jacksonville; mother, Janet Douglass of Jacksonville; father and step-mother, Jim and Mary Douglass of Cabot; two sisters, Diane Bowlan and husband David of Jacksonville and Jill Douglass of Jacksonville; step-brother, Mark Dewey and wife Cin-dy and their two children, Christy and Charley, all of Bentonville; as well as a host of friends and family.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 in the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with Dr. Carol Goddard officiating. Burial will follow in Bayou Meto Cemetery in Jacksonville.


Dennis Chamblee

Dennis W. Chamblee, 85, of Ward, formerly of Buckeye, Ariz., went to be with the Lord Sept. 6.

He was born March 26, 1922, at Romance.

He is survived by his children, Phyllis and Dennis; siblings, Emma Madding, Joe Chamblee, Laura Eubanks; grand-children, Stacey, Shannon, Russell; and nine great-grandchildren.

Wondle was preceded in death by parents, Dewey and Geneva Chamblee; siblings, Moline Cook, James Marshall, Daphene Brewer, Lelan, Dewey, Jr., and grandson, Brent Chamblee.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with burial in Apple Hill Cemetery.


William Taylor

William Alvie Taylor, 78, of Cabot, went to be with the Lord Sept. 11.  

He was a member of McArthur Assembly of God Church and a retired master plumber.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mamie McClellan Taylor; four children, Connie Jones and husband Jim of Clinton, Phillip Taylor and wife Debbie, Stacy Taylor and wife Gloria, and Paula Snipes, all of Cabot; one brother, Bobby Joe Taylor of North Little Rock; and one sister, Mary Viala of Sherwood. Also surviving him are eight grandchildren, Jerry Wylie, Lance Witcher, Josh, Caleb, Alex, and Danielle Taylor, Megan and Brooke Richardson; and one great-grandchild, Lawson Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Dora Taylor; one son, Michael Dean Taylor; and three brothers, George, Lewis and Outhor Taylor.  

Funeral services were held Sept. 14 at McArthur Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Larry Burton officiating the services.
Burial followed at Forrest Hills Cemetery in Alexander.