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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 11-10-07

Sylvia Mitchell

Sylvia Maxwell Mitchell, 70, of Jacksonville died Nov. 6.  

She was born Nov. 16, 1936 in Dumfries, Scotland, to the late Robert and Elizabeth Maxwell.  

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Mitchell and stepfather, Jack Williams.   

She retired after working 25 years for First Arkansas Bank and Trust. She was a member of The Church of England and also the Business and Professional Women and The English Ladies organizations.

Survivors include her daughter, Catherine Mitchell-Buzbee and husband Richard of Little Rock; son, Mark Mitchell and wife Judy of Santa Fe, Texas; three sisters, Aileen McQueen and husband Jackie of Dumfries,  Scotland, Moria Young and husband Heston of Danville, Ky., Sharon Adams and husband Phillip of Margate, England; five brothers, Ian Williams and wife Janet of Burchington, England, Max Williams and wife Doreen of Margate, Ronnie Williams and wife Carol of Ramsgate, England, Dennis Williams and wife Maureen of Durham, England, and Gordon Williams of Bristol, England; three granddaughters, Melissa, Megan and Erin Mitchell; two step-granddaughters, Amanda and Jodi Carr; three great-grandchildren, Eric Teague, Cameron Kirschner, and James Theiler.  

She will be missed by everyone at First Arkansas Bank and Trust and by her special friends, Carl Wayne and Maureen Wilmouth, Cathy Erickson and Susan Erickson.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 in the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs.  

William Jennings

William Dale Jennings, 36, died Nov. 8. He is survived by one son, Joseph Reese Jennings of Lonoke; his parents, Dale and Kathy Jennings of Lonoke, and one sister, Laura Jennings of Little Rock, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Concord United Methodist Church with burial in Concord Cemetery in Lonoke. Funeral arrangements are by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.

Richard Hummel

Richard Hummel, 81, of Jacksonville went to join his loving wife Yvonne in the presence of the Lord Nov. 8 in North Little Rock.

He was born August 6, 1926 in Port Clinton, Pa., to the late Herbert and Irma Hummel.

He proudly served his country in both the Navy as a radio operator and a flier and the Air Force as a Russian linguist and in personnel management.

He was a member of the Lions Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4509, NCOA and the American Legion. He was of the Episcopal faith.

Survivors include his son, Adrian Hummel of Jacksonville; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Hummel of Conway; brother, Herbert Hummel Jr. and wife Sally; nieces, Lynn and Robin and one nephew, Stevie.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at Victory Baptist Church in Jacksonville with Rev. Dale Scott officiating.
Edna Blanchard

Edna M. Blanchard, 87, of Jacksonville died Nov. 4. She was born Jan. 15, 1920 in Mauldin, Mass., to the late John and Mary Jane Smith.  

She was a secretary for Melrose Wakefield hospital before retiring.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Richard E. Blanchard; two sons, Richard W. and Robert Blanchard and wife Jackie; three grandchildren, Rachel, Joshua and Cassandra.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody, Mass.   

Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald, 84, of Russellville, died Nov. 3 at Spring Creek Living Center in Cabot.
He was born May 28, 1923 in Hardin, Ill.

He is survived by Bobbie Mahan of Pottsville; sons, George of North Little Rock and Kevin of Rogers; daughters Jetta Roberg of Cabot and Linda Sims of Fayetteville; stepchildren Frank Mahan of Pottsville and Debbie Loyd of Lake Jackson, Texas; seven grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Camp Quality of Arkansas, P.O. Box 15718, Little Rock, Ark. 72231-5718.