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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

OBITUARIES >> 4-14-10


Air Force Staff Sgt. Myron D. Hunt, 25, of Cabot passed away April 10.

He was born Sept. 22, 1984, in Lumberton, N.C., to Michael Hunt and the late Belinda Ransom.

He is survived by his wife, Amber Hunt; one daughter, Madison Gabrielle Hunt, and siblings Crstalynn and Bear Hunt.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 15 at the Little Rock Air Force Base Chapel with Chaplain Capt. Jeffrey Scott officiating.

Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


John L. Nolen Jr., 84, of Romance was born Jan. 15, 1926, and he died April 11.

He served in the 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division during World War II from 1944 until he was wounded in 1945 on Luzon Island as a paratrooper.

John worked as superintendent of H. C. Price Construction for 33 years, laying pipe in every state in the country except one.

He also was involved in this work in the Netherlands, Iceland, Iran and South America.

He shared his love of the Gospel through his music wherever he went – from prisons to the Grand Ole Opry.

He was a Baptist and a very wonderful person who helped anyone who came his way.

His personality and big smile won him many friends. John L. was never without a smile on his face or a song in his heart. He also loved to be outdoors hunting and fishing. His love was as large as the great outdoors for family and friends.

We love him and we will miss him every day.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine; his parents, John and Flora Nolen, and one brother, Tom King.

John is survived by one son, John L. Nolen, III and his wife Nicole of Vilonia; one daughter, Johnnie Cook and her husband Rodney of Conway; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two sisters, Ola Hutto of Conway and Ila Fowlkes of Austin.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 at Smyrna Baptist Church, with burial in Oliver Cemetery. Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.


Jerry Beland Hubbard Sr., 57, of Cabot passed away April 10.

He was born June 27, 1952, to the late Kelcye Hubbard and Effie Dunn Hubbard in Greenville, Miss.

He was also preceded in death by one brother.

Survivors include his wife Wanda Hubbard of the home; four children: Veronica Lynn Turnbull and her husband Phil of Asheville, North Carolina, Jerry Beland Hubbard, Jr. and his wife Cathy of Asheville, N.C., Kristi Lynn Hubbard and Kelcye James Hubbard and his wife Deanna of Cabot; one brother Danny; two sisters Jean and Dorothy, and four grandchildren, Tristan Turnbull, Emma Hubbard, Alexander Cash Hubbard and Hayden Daniel Hubbard.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 14 at Thomas Funeral Service Chapel.

Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service.


Hunter Scott Sample, age 1, of Cabot went to be with the Lord on April 12.

He was born March 21 in Little Rock to Nicholas Scott Sample and Danielle Marie Stewart.

He is survived by his parents; a brother, Corey Stewart; paternal grandparents, Gary and Melinda Sample; maternal grandparents, Ron and Margaret Stewart and a host of other family.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park.

Arrangements are by of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Willie Carolyn Warner Burnett, 67, of Jacksonville went to be home with her Lord and Savior on April 11.

She was born Nov. 10, 1942, in North Little Rock to the late Carl Thomas and Willie Maude Sullivan Warner.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

She was a homemaker, loving wife and mother, and an active member of First Baptist Church of South Bend. ?

Survivors include her husband of more than 50 years, Jerry Burnett; two daughters, Lindy Sando Roberts and her husband Marty of Cabot, Donna Park and her husband Mark of Hot Springs; sister, Grace Branam; brother, Johnny “Billy” Warner; five grandchildren, Qiana Gardner, Nazareth VJ “Joey” Sando, Jeffrey Park and his wife Michelle, Jason and Jared Park; three great-grandchildren, Julia, Olivia and Sabrina Gardner, and others.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 at First Baptist Church of South Bend with Pastor John Powell and Pastor Jeremy Holley officiating.?Entombment will follow in the Chapel Hill Mausoleum. ?

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of South Bend Building Fund.

Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Evelyn Ruth Cyphers, 87, of Jacksonville passed away April 12.

She was born Oct. 20, 1922, in Corbin, Ky., to the late Gordan Mann and Ethel Woodall Mosley.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, James F. Cyphers; granddaughter, Ruth Anne Beckham; two brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her four children, John C. Greer and his wife Toni, Pat Hines and her husband Larry, Pam Buchan and her husband Bill, and Tammy Beckham her husband Jim, all of Mountain Home; one sister, Shirley Duenke and her husband Don; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 15 with graveside services following at 2 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cabot.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheel of Mountain Home through VanMatre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Cooper Park, Mountain Home, Ark. 72653.

Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.


Gracie Michelle Clopton of Cabot passed away April 8.

She was born to Adam Hendrickson and Heather Clopton. ?

The funeral was April 11 at Cabot Funeral Home’s chapel with burial at Evans Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.


Eugene F. Goforth, 85, of Cabot passed on to be with his Lord on April 9 at Springhill Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock.

He was born May 8, 1924, in Cabot to the late Aubrey C. and Roxie Grace Herrin Goforth.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Goforth was preceded in death by five brothers, Claude, Basil, Lee “Hank” and Lewis, all of Cabot, and Harold “Jiggs” of North Little Rock and four sisters, Marie Elmore, Elsie Cole and Helen Bishop, all of Cabot, and Regina Jeffcoat of California.

?Goforth served his country in the Army in the 536th Amphibious Tractor Battalion in the Philippines during the Second World War.

After his service, his first job was at Willy Ray’s service station. He also worked at Fort Roots Hospital as an aide and a substitute mail carrier. From 1953 to 1955, he owned and operated Goforth DX Station. After 1955, he took Dick Cole as a partner and the station was called Goforth and Cole’s.

In 1973, the station was purchased by Jerry Cole. In 1973, Gene built a building at 502 West Main St. and operated an ice house, bait shop and sporting goods store.

Goforth retired in 1979. In 1980, he hired Ray and Boyd to build a Fina station on West Main Street, which was rented by Geraldine and Dean Horn, who later purchased it.

Goforth was a member of First Baptist Church in Cabot where he was ordained a deacon in October of 1966.

He loved to work in the yard and garden, and to go camping and fishing. He also had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger.

?Goforth is survived by his wife of 63 years, Fredia Boyd Goforth of the home, as well as two daughters, Teressa and her husband Shelby Robinson of Lamar and Anita and her husband Keith Ihms of Little Rock.

Also surviving him are a brother, Ralph Goforth of Jacksonville; and three grandchildren, Jason Tipton of Little Rock, Jennifer Tipton Campbell of Conway and Kalli Tipton of Little Rock and two great-grandchildren, McKinley Grace Tipton and Beau Taylor Campbell.
The funeral was on April 12 at First Baptist Church in Cabot with Reverends Harold O’Bryan and Dick Avey officiating. Burial was at Sumner Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church’s Library or the charity of your choice.