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Thursday, January 17, 2008

OBITUARIES >> 01-16-08

Mildred Berry

Mildred Lorene Berry, 87, of Ward was born Aug. 18, 1920, at Austin to George W. and Ida Cathey, and she died Jan. 14. She was an active member of Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church at Butlerville for over 55 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Joe Berry; her son, Larry Joe Berry; her brother, G. W. Cathey, Jr. and her parents.

She is survived by her son, Richard and wife Carolyn Berry of Pine Bluff; daughter, Kathy and son, Jerry Yielding of Searcy; daughter-in-law, Mildred Berry of Sherwood; six grandchildren, Greg Berry of Sherwood, Scott and wife Sara Berry of Louisville, Ky., Melissa and husband Chris Davis of Bryant, Tiffany Sanders of Cache, Okla., Meredith Berry of Little Rock; Dillon Yielding of Fayetteville; two great-grandchildren, Brandon Davis and Andrew Berry; two sisters, Ruth and husband Raymond Berry of North Little Rock and Linda Burgess and husband Clarence of Austin; sisters-in-law, Mary Hicks of Cabot and Twila Cathey of Austin and brother-in-law Thomas and wife Christine Berry of Austin.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 16 at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Jan. 17 at Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in Butlerville Cemetery. The Rev. Freddie Crook will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church, 11228 Hwy. 38E, Ward, Ark. 72176.

Sonny Yarbro

Edward James “Sonny” Yarbro, 61, of Beebe died Jan. 13. Sonny was the owner of S & Y Auto Sales and a member of the Beebe Masonic Lodge 145.

He is survived by his wife, Chorlotte; a daughter, Dana Cuccia and her husband Ross of Beebe; a son, Danny Yarbro and his wife Kim of Beebe; three grandsons, Vincent Cuccia, Harold William “Highway” Yarbro, and Dakota Yarbro, all of Beebe; a sister, Dorothy Gean Pinkston of Petosi, Mo.; a half-brother, Gus Riley Carter of Petosi, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Yarboro was preceded in death by his parents, Edward James Yarbro, Sr. and Dorothy Lavina Hill Yarbro, and his stepfather Ezekiel Carter.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Stoney Point Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 106 S. Spring St., Searcy, Ark. 72143.

Catherine Turner

Catherine Turner, 35, of St. Louis and formerly of Cabot left this world to be with the Lord Jan. 9.

Ms. Turner was preceded in death by her cousin, Patrick Pisanello of Cabot, her sister, Michelle Owens of Sheridan and her father, William Turner of Little Rock. She leaves behind five children, four grandchildren, four sisters, two brothers, two sisters-in-law and her mother, Terrell Turner of Beebe and several nieces and nephews.

Ms. Turner wished to be cremated and returned to her mother for burial. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Heart Association.