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Monday, December 03, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 12-01-07

Jerry Fishburn

Jerry Lynn Fishburn, 53, of Jacksonville passed away Nov. 28.  

He was born Dec. 13, 1953 in Lafayette, Tenn., to Roxie Fishburn and the late Estel Fishburn.  

He was a member of the New Zion Missionary Church.  

He was employed by Pat Salmon and Sons Trucking for 14 years.

Survivors include his loving wife, Olene; his mother; son, Chris Fishburn of Mayflower; two daughters, Teresa Wampler and husband Brett of Little Rock and Sandy Workman and husband Tony of Mabelvale; sister, Betty Sue Clayborne and husband Steve of Lafayette, Tenn.; brother, Carl C. Fishburn and wife Nancy of Lafayette, Tenn.; grandchildren, “Pawpaw’s Little Buddy” Haley Fishburn, Samantha Barker, Sara Butler, Nicholas Wampler; and a great-grandson, Caleb Barker as well as many other family and friends.

Services will be Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with interment to follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  

Aubrey Cartwright

Aubrey Glenn Cartwright, 63, of Austin died Nov. 27.

He was born Feb. 26, 1944, at Houston, Texas, to Aubrey Bowie and Elizabeth Lilly Cartwright.

He was a retired meat cutter and welder until he became disabled. He is survived by his wife, Debora Tippitt Cartwright; two daughters, Crystal Ann Cartwright and Keri Shawnee Cartwright, both of Austin; and two sisters, Linda and Becky, both of Texas.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with burial in Johnson Chapel Cemetery.

Selma Murray

Selma Lee Murray, 89, of North Little Rock, formerly of Lonoke, passed away Nov. 29.

She was a member of Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall and was retired from Tyson Foods.

Survivors include nieces, Susie Standridge of North Little Rock, Willie Faye Scucchi of Lake Village, Letha Pearl Dees of Lake Village and Etta Mae Malone of Texas; great niece, Shirley Hammons of North Little Rock; sister-in-law, Delois Holladay of Little Rock and other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Lonoke Cemetery with arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.

Jack Knox

Jack Knox, 81, of Cabot passed away Nov. 27.  

He was born Feb. 15, 1926 in Old Austin to the late James and Ruth Elliott Knox.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jack Gilbert Knox, Jr.; brothers and sisters, Eleanor Hayley, Bessie Williams, Lewis Knox, James Elliott Knox, Nonie Stacy, Robert Knox and Mollie Sharp.

He was a retired dairy farmer and owner of Knox Construction.  

He served during the Second World War in the Navy and was instrumental in getting the Veterans Memorial built in Cabot as well as starting a Veterans of Foreign Wars local lodge.  

He was a member of A.M.P.I. (Dairy) and Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cabot.

He is survived by his wife, Bertie Diederich Knox; daughter, Patty Knox of Cabot; brother and sister, Bill Knox of Little Rock and Peggy O’Neal of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Amy Perkins and husband Brock Butts of LaGrange, Ga., and John Peyton Perkins III and wife Jocelyn of Texarkana, Texas, and a host of nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services were Nov. 30 at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.  

Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.