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Monday, December 10, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 12-08-07

Dorothy Landa

Dorothy Lee Landa, 84, of Jacksonville passed away Dec. 5.  She was born Sept. 6, 1923 in Jonesboro to the late James and Ela Gregg.  

She worked for the military in personnel at Memphis Municipal Airport’s Fourth Ferry Group, where she met her husband, Joseph. They were married for 61 years and during that time she worked as a homemaker.  They were members of the Second Baptist Church of Jacksonville.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Michael Landa, Gregg Landa and an infant son, James Thomas Landa; and by one brother, Jon Griffin.  

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Landa of Jacksonville; one son, Robin Landa and wife Terri of Birmingham, Ala.; one sister, Sue Griffin Kuhn of Jupiter, Fla.; and grandchildren, Robin Landa and Erin Landa.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.  There will be a private family burial in Jonesboro following the funeral service.


Rasco White

Rasco Hollis White, Sr., 86, of Searcy died Dec. 5.

He was born Sept. 21, 1921, at Dewitt to James Hollis and Bessie Lee Davis White.

He was a retired farmer and an Army veteran of the Second World War. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Searcy.
He was preceded in death by a son, Rasco Hollis White, Jr. and his parents. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Larry Thomas White and wife Mary of Conway, Christopher Cansler and wife Carolyn of Dallas, Texas, Brenda Rose Moreland and husband Tom of Ft. Smith, Linda Canfield and husband Kenneth of Searcy, and Tracy Thomas and husband Steve of Beebe; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews who loved him.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Westbrook Funeral Home with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.


Ollie Stivers

Ollie Mae Stivers, 85, passed away Dec. 4.

She is survived by her children, John Stivers of Woodlawn, Don Stivers and Rickey Stivers of Little Rock, Maxine Ellison and Tammy Pounds of Benton, Ruby Wagner of Cabot, Mary Johnson and Veda Good of Lonoke, Shirley Basinger of Bald Knob, Ruth Reed of Judsonia and Lisa Rhodes of Hensley; 29 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were Dec. 7 at First Assembly of God Church in Lonoke officiated by Rev. Bobby McElroy and David Good. Burial was in Concord Cemetery. Arrangements were by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.