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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 12-05-07

Donna Bailey

Donna Jean “D.J.” Bailey, 30, of Cabot, passed away Dec. 1.

She was born Feb. 26, 1977 in Searcy to James and Donna Tozer.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Tozer and one brother, Steven Walters.

Survivors include her husband Ronnie C. Bailey of Cabot; mother, Donna Tozer of Ward; two sisters, Melissa Corsini and husband Andrew of Tavernier, Fla., and Debra Jones and LeAndre of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Adam Walters and wife Danielle of Texas and Jamie Tozer of Ward; along with many other family members and friends.

A time of visitation is scheduled for 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 with the family receiving friends from 5 to 9 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Service. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at Mt. Springs Baptist Church with burial following at Mt. Springs Cemetery.

Wilma Vanderhoof

Wilma Agella Vanderhoof, 91, of Jacksonville went to be with the Lord Dec. 3.

She was born April 30, 1916 in Lonoke County to the late Melton and Emma Kaylor Odom.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville and a devoted wife to her late husband, Onie Vanderhoof.

Survivors include her son, John Vanderhoof and wife Pat of Jacksonville; brothers, Arden Odom and wife Ann of Mayflower, Gutherie Odom of Cabot; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 in the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with Chaplain Joe Bratton officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Ruebel Holmes

Ruebel V. Holmes, 64, of Bryant passed away Dec. 2.

He was a member of First Pentecostal Church of North Little Rock.

He is survived by his son, Ruebel Vaiden Holmes, Jr., and wife Karen of Conway; daughter, Sheila Harrison and husband, David of Bryant; mother, Agnes Holmes of Sherwood; brother, Rev. Joel Holmes of Sherwood; four sisters, Juanita Beall of North Little Rock, Arlene Smith of Benton, Faith Cavin of Sherwood and Sharon Brewer of Sherwood; six grandchildren, Candice Hill, Kelli Holmes, Ashley Harrison, Ruebel Vaiden and husband Trey Holmes III, Kaci Holmes and Vaiden Holmes; and his extended family at Countrywood Village.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, Inc., 2200 S. Bowman Road, Little Rock, Ark. 72211 or Calvary Academy, 1401 Calvary, North Little Rock, Ark., 72116.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5 at First Pentecostal Church of North Little Rock with a visitation before the service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Entombment will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 6 at Rest Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Nick Neeley, Kenny Harper, Paul Eller, Eddie Harrison, Justin Brewer and Joey Brewer. Honorary pallbearers will be Norman Clifton, Bill Harrison, Don Terry, Wendell Flemister, Dr. Gene Howard, Ben Lonsdale and Slim Clements.

Amilee Haynes

Amilee Haynes, 88, of Jacksonville died Dec. 2.

She was born July 12, 1919 in Jones County Texas to the late John and Rachel Griffith.  

Amilee was a member of the McArthur Drive Church of Christ in Jacksonville.
She is also preceded in death by her husband, William; sister, Lena Henderson and two brothers, James W. Griffith and Earl Griffith.

She is survived by her children, William H. Haynes and wife Joy of Jacksonville, and Linda Haynes of Ashville, N.C.; her sisters, Mary Shute of Mesquite, Texas, Faye Pickle of Austin, Texas, and Billie Quinn of Alexander NY; and grandchildren, Nathan Haynes, Matthew Haynes and Scott Haynes.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at Little Rock National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Donna Stage

Donna Renee Stage, 43, of Ward went to be with her Lord Nov. 30.  She was born Nov. 15, 1964 in San Jose, Calif., to Bill and Paulette Hay Allen.  

She fought a valiant battle with cancer for nine years, but never let it define her life.  She said it best, when she said “I can’t control what the cancer will do to my body, but it will never touch my spirit or my will to live a full life.”  

She was a devout Christian and a member of First Baptist Church in Cabot.  

She worked as a dental hygienist and homemaker.  She enjoyed scrap booking leaving a legacy of memories for Tyler.
She is survived by her husband, Patrick Stage; son, Tyler Stage of Ward; parents, Bill and Paulette Allen of Newport; and brother, Brad Allen of Judsonia.

Funeral services were Dec. 3 at First Baptist Church in Cabot.  Arrangements were by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.

Mason Blackall

Mason Stone Blackall, 4, of Austin, passed away Nov. 28.

He was born Oct. 2, 2003 in Searcy to Michael and Christina Blackall of Austin. 

“As a mother comforts her child so I shall comfort you…” Isaiah 66:13. 

Mason is survived by his parents, Michael  and Christina Blackall; four siblings, Anthony,  Michael, Summer and Shelby Blackall, grandparents, Don and Rebecca Blackall of Lewisburg, Tenn., Katherine Stone of Thayer, Mo., Marybeth Macomber of Cabot, and Harrell Stone of Ward. 

Graveside services were Dec. 3 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cabot. 

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.