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Monday, November 19, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 11-17-07

William Greer

William Harvey “Bill” Greer, Sr., 64, of Beebe died Nov. 15.

He was born Jan. 29, 1943, at Mt. Clemens, Mich., to Frederick H. and Norma E. Patterson Greer. He was a wonderful husband, super father, awesome granddaddy and best friend. After serving his country in Vietnam with the Army Airmobile Unit, he worked at Knight’s Grocery for 33 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Howell, Fred and Joseph Johnny Greer.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jane Smoot Greer; two sons, William H. “Bill” Greer, Jr. of Beebe and John Howell Greer and wife April of Vilonia; a special child, Niki Kinder; grandchildren, Jacob, Josh, Jayce, Bridget, Bailey, Diane and Sommer Greer; brothers, Delbert Greer, Eugene Greer and Walter Greer; sisters, Joyce Mercurio, Nettie Coleman, Sandra Ketchens and Grace McKnight.

Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens in Beebe by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.

Christopher Mettler

Christopher Lee Mettler, 31, of Cabot passed away Nov. 13 at his home in Cabot. He was born Feb. 17, 1976 in Minot, North Dakota to Charles J. Mettler and the late Sheila K. Legleiter Mettler.

Survivors include his father, Charles Mettler of Cabot; aunt, Karen Legleiter-Viergever and husband David of Morton, Ill. and their children, Katrina M. Pender and Jessica Pender of Pekin, Ill. and Andrew Viergever of Morton, Ill.; grandparents, Gilbert and Freada Legleiter of Winfield, Kan.; grandmother, Flora Mae Korbe-Harris of Morton, Ill.; grandparents, Herman and Bernadine Mettler of Nicolet, Mn.; uncles, Jim Mettler, Joe Mettler and wife Judy, Denny Mettler and wife LaNae and Rick Mettler, all of Nicollet, Mn., and Doug Mettler and wife Cherri of Converse, Texas; aunts, Kathy and Sandy Mettler, Deb Hulke and husband Randy, Shirley Meurer and husband Wayne, all of Nicollet, Mn. as well as Liz and Larry Kohout of Redwood Falls, Mn., as well as many other cousins and friends.

A memorial service was held Friday in the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with Father Les Farley officiating.

Ima Gridley

Ima Pauline Gridley, 85, of Jacksonville, formerly of Conway, went to be with the Lord Nov. 14 at Northridge Nursing Home.
She was born Feb. 11, 1922 in Searcy to the late Oscar C. and Stella Emily Davis Lamb.  She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer D. Gridley, two brothers, Vernon Lamb and O.C. Lamb and two sisters, Edna Wortham and Bertha Ahrens.  

She is survived by nieces, J. Frances Whitsell and husband Ed “Doc”, Nancy K. Wilson and husband Kent, Roxanne House and husband Rick, Dean Owens, Bobby Long, Betty Robinette, Carolyn Izard, Shirley Perry; nephews Larry Lamb and Tommy Lamb and many great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Moore’s Funeral Home.  Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Crestlawn Cemetery in Conway.  

Alva Zimmerman

Alva “Pops” or “Mr. Z” Claude Zimmerman, 90, loving father and grandfather of Jacksonville passed away Nov. 13.

He is survived by his daughters, Lillian A. Dinwiddie, Kathie and husband Sid Brown, Pat J. and husband Raymond Herrington; sons, Leland H. “Yogi” Zimmerman and wife Marguerite, Alva C. Zimmerman, Jr., Walter L. Zimmerman, Tommy K. Zimmerman and Victor E. “Buzz” Zimmerman; one sister, Ettalee Lavender; 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
A military honors memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock.
Funeral arrangements will be by Wood Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Margurene Jones

Margurene “Marge” Jones, 89, of Hot Springs died Oct. 27.

She was born Nov. 26, 1917, at Butlerville to Homer and Lucy Glover Baldwin.

She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Jones; her parents and brother, Daniel Baldwin.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Jones and wife Marilyn of Mabank, Texas, David Jones and wife Melissa of Cabot; a granddaughter, Kristie Jones of Lubbock, Texas; and a brother, Oris Baldwin of Fort Worth, Texas.

Graveside services were Nov. 5 at Hebron Cemetery in Carlisle by Westbrook Funer5al Home in Beebe.