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Thursday, October 04, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 10-03-07

Kenneth Hubbard

Kenneth Harold Hubbard, 77, of Jacksonville died Sept. 28.

He was born Oct. 13, 1929 in Liggett, Ky., to Laura King Hubbard and the late Chester Hubbard.

Hubbard served in the Air Force for 21 years and in Vietnam during the war.

He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Jacksonville and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Hubbard is survived by his wife, Alberta Trosen Hubbard of Jacksonville; his mother, Laura Hubbard of Shreveport, La.; two daughters, Nancy Brown and husband Leonard of Germantown Hills, Ill., and Janet Hubbard of Jacksonville; two brothers, Bill Hubbard and wife Mary of Xenia, Ohio, and Chester Hubbard and wife Maria of Keithville, La.; five grandchildren, Ryan and Bryan Kye, Joy McIntire and husband Doug, Wendy Stephens and husband Corey and Tara Thomas and husband Serrano; 10 great -grandchildren and his dog Lexie.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 in the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with burial in Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Michael W. Ray Post 4548 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, P.O. Box 482, Jacksonville, Ark. 72078 or the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University, Little Rock, Ark, 72207.

Ann Dougherty

Ann Craigo Dougherty, longtime resident of Jacksonville, passed away peacefully Oct. 1.

She was born and raised in Hot Springs.  

Survivors include three children, Patty Dougherty McLean of Atlanta, Bob Dougherty and wife Cherry of Jacksonville, Butch Dougherty and wife Cathy of Jacksonville;  six grandchildren, Scott Tedder and wife Kelley, Robert Dougherty and wife Holley, Patrick Dougherty, Christy Dougherty, Nick Dougherty and Bo Dougherty;  three great-grandchildren, Skylar and Saylar Tedder and Julianna Dougherty.  

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home in Hot Springs.  

Donations may be made to the Eleanor Klugh Jackson House at 705 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs, Ark., 71901.

LaVida Miller

LaVida Marie Miller, 75, of Beebe celebrated her homegoing Saturday, Sept. 29.

LaVida was born Oct. 5, 1931, to John and Nellie Winingar at Hickoria near Corning.

Her gift and passion was playing the piano and singing. LaVida began playing piano for church at age 12 and continued to play and sing most of her life. She was a loving mother and grandmother, daughter and sister and will be missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Miller, who passed on April 15; her father, John A. Winingar and one baby sister, Lavada.

She is survived by her four children, son, Mike and wife Debbie Baum; daughter, Susie and husband Bob DeYoung; son, Keith and wife Debra Baum, all of Beebe; and son, Jay and wife Nancy Baum of Cabot; stepson, Bobby Joe Miller of Des Arc; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, John and wife Ruth Winingar of Imperial, Mo., Pastor Glenn and wife Joyce Winingar of Little Rock and Larry and Carla Winingar of St. James, Mo.; sister, Joyce and husband Pastor Jim Ballew of Lonoke and her mother, Nellie Winingar, 98, of Lonoke.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at the funeral home with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 106 South Spring, Searcy, Ark., 72143 or Victory Television Network, Channel 25, P.O. Box 22007, Little Rock, Ark., 72211.

The family wishes to thank hospice for their wonderful care.

Vernon Willis

Chief Master Sgt. Vernon Brent Willis, 65, of Jacksonville died Sept. 29. He was born Oct. 18, 1941 in Camden, Texas, to Vernon O. and Johnnie Maxie Willis.

He retired from the Air Force after 30 years of service. He was lovingly known by many as “Willy” or “Brent.” After retiring, he worked for Arkansas Armored Car Service.

He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed working crossword puzzles in his spare time.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving dedicated wife; Jo Marie Willis; two daughters, Rose Marie Willis of Jacksonville and Carol Rosetta Willis of Cabot; one son, William “Willie” J. Willis and wife Virginia of Cabot; seven grandchildren, Dale, Stefanie, Timothy, Louis, Verdell, Heather and Eddie; one brother, Raymond Willis and wife Suzanne of Lufkin, Texas, and one sister, Melba Maxie Eveler and husband Tom of Humble, Texas and a magnitude of friends and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Chapel followed by entombment in Rest Hills Memorial Park.

Lincoln Ball

Lincoln C. “L.C.” Ball, left for Heaven Sept. 24 after a long illness. He was blessed with the love and friendship of family, neighbors and friends for 87 years.  

He joined his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Ball and his brother, John Frank Ball.

Remembering him with love are his wife of 64 years, Minnie “Sis” Ball; their daughter, Jane and his son-in-law and friend David Willard of Cabot; his most precious granddaughter, Annabeth and her husband Matt Jackson and his pride and joy, great-grandchildren, Avari and Tate Jackson, of Conway and one sister, Emma Laura Gray of Columbia, South Carolina.  

He loved many nieces and nephews and cherished the time he shared with them. He was grateful for the kindness of his caregivers, Mrs. Judy Smith of Jacksonville; his sister-in-law, Mrs. Martha Gately of Cabot and Mrs. Cindy Damron of Cabot.  
L.C. was an operating engineer.  He retired form Pickens-Bond Construction Company in 1983 after a long and successful career. He took great pride in his work and was named Arkansas Craftsman of the Year in 1975.  

An advocate of education, he encouraged many of the young people in his community to continue their education and supported a number of scholarship programs.  

A Baptist, Mr. Ball was always happy to support church youth programs and was a senior high Sunday school teacher for over 20 years.  

He was also the oldest living member of the Cabot Masonic Lodge, and a 32nd degree Mason.
He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

After retirement, he learned to enjoy gardening and tried to grow the biggest tomatoes in Lonoke County.  

He shared his garden generously and looked forward to visiting with friends who felt “at home” there.  Neighborhood children who found a watermelon on their front porch knew from whom it came.  

An avid sportsman, L.C. enjoyed fishing and hunting.  

He was a friend of the Earth and practiced conservation and wanted to preserve the joy of the outdoors for his children, nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.  

He was most proud of his lifetime fishing license and considered it one of the best parts of his retirement.  

He loved sharing the fish he caught and telling the stories that went with them.  He patiently taught neighborhood children to make and tie lures and how to catch the biggest and best fish.  

He leaves as a legacy the Bible verse he taught his daughter while trolling for crappie, “He hath made everything beautiful in His time:  also He hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.  12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.  13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11-13).

In faithful friendship, Robert Gilliam, Jerry Cole, Bill Russell and nephews Ronnie Gately, Wayne Gately and Gary Gately honored him as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers included Tom Bush, Jack Lowman, Jim Bennett, Dude Spence, Jack Carrington, Jack Evans, Jack Knox, Will Feland, Charlie Donham, “Stubby,” Marty and Stuart Stumbaugh, Wendel Gibson, Carl Pickard, Robert and Jerry Ross, Austin Gately, Jordan Gately and Cole Gately.

The funeral services were Sept. 27 at the chapel of Cabot Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

C.B. White

C.B. White, 68, of Beebe died Sept. 27.

He was born Oct. 22, 1938.

A former well driller and truck driver, he was also a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Beebe First United Methodist Church.

C. B. was preceded in death by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Carl White; and four brothers, Orlan, Verlon, Foster and Bill White.

He is survived by his wife, Pat; daughter, Pam and husband Nathan Perry of Holly Springs; son, Charlie and wife Teresa White of Antioch; four grandchildren, Cortney and husband Josh Lane of Pangburn, Jesse and Jared Perry of Holly Springs, Julie White of Antioch and two great-grandchildren, Rachel and Colton Lane of Pangburn.

He also leaves behind one sister, Delma Kate and husband Reverend Ellsworth Watson of Fairfield Bay and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral was Sept. 29 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Antioch Community Church or Cemetery Fund, c/o Joe T. Belew, 535 Louie Pruitt Rd., Beebe, Ark., 72012.

Zoura Hakos

Zoura Maryenne Hakos, 85, of Jacksonville died Sept. 26.  

She was born April 16, 1922 in Sleeper, Mo. to Robert S. Ayers and Beth Marley Ayres.  

She was a member of Southbend Methodist Church, where her roles once included MYF director and piano player.

She was an important part of her community.  She worked at the arsenal plant during the Second World War and was a substitute teacher. She was instrumental in getting Military Road, Hwy. 294 paved from the Lonoke County line to Hwy. 89.
She is survived by four sons and their spouses, Gordon Taylor McIntyre; Jim McIntyre and wife Kay; Earl McIntyre Jr.; Calvin McIntyre and wife Stephanie; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and brother and two husbands.

Funeral services were held Sept. 28 at Southbend Methodist Church on Military Road. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cabot.