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Monday, February 04, 2008

OBITUARIES >> 4-12-08


Kenneth “Kenny” Reed, 75, of Austin, was born July 20, 1932 at Bald Knob to Clee and Mary Reed, and he died April 10. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and worked for First Electric, retiring after 33 years. He was a Baptist, and he loved his wife, kids, grandkids and his cows.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Geneva Reed; brother, Freddie Reed, and two grandsons, Kristopher Johnson and Jack Bundy, III.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Barbara Reed; three daughters, Debbye Bundy of Austin, Vicki Dillon and Cindy Reed, both of Cabot; six sons, Matthew Reed of Jacksonville, Jason Reed of Austin, Ricky Wilson of Sherwood, Jeff Reed and his wife Vickie of Tyler, Texas, Doug Wilson and his wife, Cindy, of Cabot, and Keith Reed of Austin; one brother, Jerry Reed and his wife Linda of Salt Lake City; two sisters, Cara (Robert) Bolding and her husband Robert of Hot Springs and Marilyn Sites and her husband Steve of Sheridan; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Fern Woodworth of North Little Rock.

Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13 at McRae First Baptist Church with burial in Lebanon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to McRae First Baptist Church, 701 E. Second, McRae, Ark. 72102 or Arkansas Hospice Foundation, 5600 W. 12th St., Little Rock, Ark. 72204.


E.R. “Buddy” Boyd, Jr., 61, of Vilonia died April 6 in a one-vehicle crash. He was born in Cabot on Nov. 15, 1946 to Elmer R. Boyd, Sr. and Ruby Ray Boyd Hill.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepfather Bill T. Hill. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Valla Wilson Boyd; a son, Nathan Heath Boyd; a daughter, Vanessa Paige Boyd; a sister, Arlene Boyd, and his grand- puppies Foxy and Zippy.
He graduated from Cabot High School, served in Vietnam as an E6 in the Navy Sea Bees, then continued in contruction work for his remaining years.

His wordly body will be cremated.

A memorial and celebration of his life will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13 at Woodrow Church of Christ on Hwy. 319 E. in Vilonia. He would have requested that memorials be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital or to the Woodrow Church of Christ in Vilonia. Cremation arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.


Sherman Leroy (Cotton) Price, 67, of Beebe passed away April 9. Cotton was a truck driver most of his life and never met a stranger. He was preceded in death by his parents, Haskell and Louise Price and second wife Helen Jo Price.

He is survived by three children, Diana Petray of Austin; Angela Russell of Jacksonville and Dennis Price of Fairview, Okla.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bennie Price of Beebe and Jerry Price of Knoxville, Tenn.

Funeral is 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12 at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Weir Cemetery.


Nellie Marie (Melton) Winingar, 98, of Beebe, passed away April 9. Nellie was the oldest of nine children and the only daughter.

She mothered her eight brothers and kept mothering her entire life. She was a great prayer warrior and left her family a legacy of faith. Her greatest joy in life was her Savior Jesus Christ and her family.

She is survived by her three sons, Johnny and wife Ruth Winingar, of Imperial, Mo.; Pastor Glenn and wife Joyce Winingar of Little Rock; Larry and wife Carla Winingar of St. James, Mo.; one daugther, Joyce and husband Pastor Jim Ballew of Lonoke; two brothers Johnny Winingar of Valrico, Fla.; and R.D. and wife Tommie Melton of Imperial, Mo; 14 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John Arthur Winingar; two daughters, Lavada Winingar and Lavida Miller, and six siblings, Fred, Leslie, Frank, Leroy, Edward and Lewis Melton.

The funeral was April 11 at Beebe First Assembly of God with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens in Beebe. Memorials may be made in Nellie’s name to Feed the Children, www.feedthechildren.org.


Mildred Chloe Newby, 87, of Jacksonville passed away April 9 in Jacksonville. She was born July 27, 1920 in England, Ark., to the late Ruben and Tennie Childress Carter. She was employed with Wal-Mart for more than five years before retiring. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Little Rock. Newby was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Peggy Duvall of Benton, La., Terry and Linda Duvall of Flower Mound, Texas; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great- great-grandson; two sisters, Doris Wooley of Little Rock, Mary Leon of California; and very special friends, Frank and Ann Ghegan of Jacksonville.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12 at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Bauxite with Rev. Jerold Posey officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Betty L. Harvey Lambert, 63 of Jacksonville passed away Tuesday, April 8 in Little Rock after a long battle with cancer.

She was born May 5, 1944 in Hazen to the late Fred and Mirtie Reese Harvey. She was a member of Berea Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

Lambert was preceded in death by four sisters, Joy Mathers, Dorothy Kirkpatrick, Ruby Morris, and Geneva McDaniel; three brothers, Steve Harvey, Ronnie Harvey and Johnny Harvey. Betty was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law Stacey and Randy Besancon Jr. of Cabot, Debra and Greg Her-lacher of Jacksonville; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Teresa Brand of Vilonia; six grandchildren, Averi Besancon, Christopher and Dustin Pannell, Crystal and Billie Jene Brand, Trisha Brand; six great- grandchildren, Ayden Pannell, Autumn Palmer, Brian Denton, Sean Brand, Kristin and Shelby Gideon; four brothers, Bobby Harvey, R.C. Harvey, Gary Harvey and Jerry Harvey.

Graveside services were April 11 at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Funeral arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Shanon Michael Reed, 28, of Beebe was born in Patterson, Calif., to Deborah Tammen and Michael Reed on September 14, 1979, but his daddy brought him to Texas as soon as he could. He departed this Earth on April 7.

Reed was a country boy and a simple, old-fashioned man. He often said that he was born a hundred years too late. He grew up in Texas and was a true Texan in his heart. He was a fantastic carpenter, a good mechanic and a great cook. He loved
fishing, hunting and tinkering with old vehicles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Reed and his stepfather, Stephen Romero.

He is survived by his fiancé of over six years, Monica McDaniel; his children, Cole Reed, Caitlin Reed, Michael Reed, Chassidy Reed and Christian Mangan; as well as his mother, Deborah Reed; sisters, Samantha Bryant and Lindsey Reed; stepbrothers, Jacob and Edward Romero; seven nieces and seven nephews. He will never be forgotten and he will always be loved. Funeral was April 10 at Westbrook Funeral Home.


Samuel Richard Chamberlain, IV, newborn infant of Samuel Chamberlain, III and Kristin Frazier of Cabot, died April 5.

He is survived by his parents; one sister, Kylie Frazier; grandparents, Samuel Chamber-lain, Jr. and wife Bernie of Austin, and James Frazier and wife Janice of Ward; great-grandparents, Samuel Chamberlain, Sr. of Vilonia, Barbara Hartman of Walnut Port, Penn., Frank and Aggie Nemeth of Easton, Penn.; aunts, Shanna Chamberlain of Laredo, Texas, and Tammy Frazier of Cabot.

Funeral services were held April 10 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.


Kenneth Wilson, 63, of Cabot passed away April 5 in North Little Rock. He was born April 10, 1944 in Cabot to the late Shelton and Lillian Carmichael Wilson.

On July 3, 1964, he married Levetta Barker. For six years, he served in the Arkansas National Guard. Before retiring, he worked for Gate’s Petroleum in Jacksonville. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Levetta; his children, Sherry Ward, Keith Wilson, Teresa Hunt, Tracy Hillis, Jay Wilson and Amy Ringgold; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Nancy Scott, Harold “Doc” and wife Judy Wilson, Linda McKay, Evelyn and husband Emmett Yountz, James “Buzzy” and wife Ginger Wilson and Carolyn and husband Rick Graham, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Shelton Wilson, Jr. and Johnny Wilson.

Funeral services were April 8 at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Interment followed at Sumner Cemetery in Cabot.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commis-sion or Zion Hill Baptist Church. Arrangements were by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home