Toka Dean Kittler
Toka Dean Kittler, age 79, of Altheimer died Tuesday, June 3, 2003.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Kittler; two sons, Jim Sumner and Rick Sumner, both of Carlisle; one daughter, Sun Dean Freeby of Lonoke; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were June 6, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Carlisle. Interment was in the Carlisle Cemetery with arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.
Ora Faye Oliver
Ora Faye Oliver, 93, of Little Rock, formerly of Mabelvale, died June 2, 2003.
She was a member of Maumelle First Baptist Church.
Survivors are a son, James L. Oliver of Mayflower; four daughters, Martha Gresham of Pasadena, Texas, Patsy Bradley of Xenia, Ohio, Linda Sykes of Cabot, and Wanda Garren of Rockwood, Tenn.; two sisters, Glennie Deaton and Edna Holloway; 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 10411 West Markham, Little Rock, Ark. 72205.
Funeral services were June 6, in the Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Chapel, Little Rock, with interment at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Alvin E. Walker Jr.
Alvin Edward “Eddie” Walker Jr., died May 31, 2003.
He is survived by his mother Dorothey Sanson of Cabot; his children Chelsea Walker, Aaron Walker and Mattheu Wooten of Little Rock; four brothers, Mike Walker of Hot Springs, Gary Walker of Clarendon, Terry Walker of Little Rock, and Brian Walker of Jacksonville; two sisters, Becky Gattis of Little Rock and Judy King of Alabama.
Funeral was Friday at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Lonoke Cemetery by Boyd Funeral Home Inc., of Lonoke.
David F. Porterfield
David F. Porterfield, age 54, of Malvern, died June 1, 2003.
He was owner and operator of David Porterfield Construction. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and of the Baptist faith. He was also a member of C&W Hunting Club.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Betsy Porterfield of Malvern; two sons, Marty Porterfield of Hot Springs, and Andy Porterfield of Malvern; his mother, Eathel Porterfield of Malvern; two brothers, Arlis Porterfield of Cabot, and Ray Porterfield of Malvern; one sister, Bertha Kate Shinn of Malvern; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were June 4, in the chapel of Regency Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Opal Barron Smith
Opal Barron Smith, 83, of El Dorado, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003.
She was a member of Marrable Hill Baptist Church and had been an Avon representative for 36 years.
Survivors include a son, Ronald Smith of Forney, Texas, a daughter, Marty Gassaway of Cabot, six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were June 7, at Bailey Funeral Home Chapel in El Dorado. Interment was in Canaan Cemetery.
James M. Padgett
James M. Padgett, 68, of Cabot, died Thursday.
He is survived by his wife, June, of Cabot; son, James Berry Padgett of Orlando, Fla.; stepdaughter, Mechelle Harris of North Little Rock; two brothers, J.C Padgett of Denver, Colo., and Freddy Cheek of Ferndale; three sisters; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were June 9, at Rest Hills Memorial Cemetery in North Little Rock. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home.
Rev. Earl Maxwell
Rev. Earl Maxwell, age 85, of Clinton died June 5, 2003.
He was a retired Assembly of God minister of 63 years.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lillie (Gardner) Maxwell; son, Jerrel Maxwell of Cabot; daughter, Ruth Hartwick of Mabelvale; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Arkansas.
Funeral services were Saturday, May 7, at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton, with interment in Clinton Cemetery by Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton.
Morris Neil Garrett
Morris Neil Garrett, 61, of Cabot died Sunday, June 1, 2003.
He was a self-employed accountant.
Funeral services were Thursday at Huson Funeral Home Chapel, Sherwood, with interment following in Grizzard Cemetery in El Paso.
Rena Marie Wagner
Rena Marie Wagner, 73, died Thursday.
Survivors son, Trapper Wagner, Ward; daughters, Debra Wagner, Jacksonville, Veronica Grammer, Jonesboro, Katherine Mirenberg, Cabot, Karry Shaffield, Gravel Ridge; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Saturday at Roller Coffman Chapel. Burial was in Farris Cemetery by Roller Coffman Funeral Home.
Kara Joy Isaac
Kara Joy Isaac, 23, of Arkadelphia, died due to an unknown heart condition on May 30, 2003, at Baptist Health Hospital in Arkadelphia.
Kara was a 1998 graduate of Sheridan High School, and attended Henderson State University, where she played percussion in the band. She was employed at Cracker Barrel in Arkadelphia.
Kara is survived by her mother and step-father, Zelda and Russell Riley, and father, Wayne Isaac; two sisters, Andrea Isaac Adams of Grapevine and Dina Wills of East End; grandparents Lorrane Baker Gunter, J.O. and Bernetta Isaac, Ruby Riley and great-grandmother Myrtle McCormick.
Memorial services were held at East End Baptist Church on Monday, June 2.
Herbert Lee Jones
Herbert Lee Jones, 65, of Little Rock, died Saturday, April 19, 2003.
He was born in Lonoke County, and retired from the Little Rock Airport.
A gathering in remembrance of him was held April 29, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, with burial at Forest Hills Memorial Park.
Daine O. Bennett Sr.
Daine O’Neil Bennett Sr., age 79, of Lonoke passed away Friday, April 25, 2003.
He was born Nov. 29, 1923, to Gertrude and J.O. “Pete” Bennett. He graduated from Lonoke High School and served as a corporal in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. After attending the University of Arkansas, he returned to Lonoke and began a lifelong farming career with his father and brother, forming J.O. Bennett and Sons. In 1949 he married the former Marthann Fletcher, also of Lonoke.
Since 1955, Mr. Bennett has been a member of the board of directors of First State Bank of Lonoke. He served as vice president and president of First State Bank and chairman of the board of directors of First State Bank and Lonoke Banc Shares.
He was vice president of J.O. Benett and Sons. He was also a member of Arkansas Rice Growers’ Association, Arkansas Seed Dealers Association, Arkansas Seed Growers’ Association, Arkansas Soybean Association, Farm Bureau, board of Arkansas Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Post 200, Realtors Association, 50+ year member of Lonoke Masonic Lodge #51 and the Lonoke Industrial Development Commission. He was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church of Lonoke, where he served on the board of stewards.
Mr. Bennett is survived by his loving family, including his wife of 54 years; his children, Beverly and Doug Walker, Daina and Kevin Newcomb and Neil and Caroline Bennett; his grandchildren, Charlotte, Caroline and David Walker, Brodie and Neil Newcomb, and Daine, Natalie and Fletcher Bennett; and a brother, Wayne Bennett.
A memorial service was held at 1:30 p.m., April 28, at First United Methodist Church at Lonoke.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Center at Pine, Lonoke, 72086, or to the Lonoke Scholarship Foundation, 802 S. Center St., Lonoke, 72086.