Mary E. Stalter
Mary E. Stalter, 83, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002.
She was a former employee of Kimberly-Clark in Conway, and a member of Quitman United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Paul Stalter of Cabot.
Funeral was Sunday, Quitman United Methodist Church, with interment in Quitman Cemetery. Arrangements: Olmstead Funeral Home Inc.
Grace Vernice Bahil
Grace Vernice Bahil, age 88, of Cabot died Oct. 16, 2002.
She was a member of Baring Cross Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters - Linda Matheny of Maumelle and Donna Smith of Cabot; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were Saturday at Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Edgewood Memorial Park in North Little Rock.
Charlene Henson, 58, of Beebe died Oct. 15, 2002.
Survivors include a son, Bobby Rettig of Beebe; daughters, Charlotte Sharp of Beebe, Kellie Miller of Bald Knob, Ruth Free of Beebe and Nancy Kyle of Carlisle; brothers, Harold Michael of Waldron, David Michael of Beebe, Leroy Swinford of Florida; a sister, Shirley Stracener of Woodlawn; and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral was Oct. 18 at Westbrook Funeral Chapel, with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.
Charles Donald Havens, 63, of Greenbrier died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002.
He was a retired auto mechanic, a member of First Baptist Church of Greenbrier, and had served in Army National Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Willie Jane Bryant Havens; two sons, Monty Havens of Greenbrier and Nicky Havens of Conway; one daughter, Rhonda Hastings of Vilonia; three brothers, Jimmy Havens of Greenbrier, Leon Havens of Greenbrier and Paul Havens of Conway; four sisters, Betty Lott of Cabot, Jean Sheffer of Little Rock, Joyce Leonard of Cabot and Faye Havens of Cabot; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were Oct. 12, at Bishop-Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in East Shady Grove Cemetery in Greenbrier under the direction of Bishop-Griffin Funeral Home of Greenbrier.
Helen Rowell, 66, of Ward, widow of Warren Rowell, died Oct. 9, 2002.
She was a nurses’ aid and a Baptist.
Survivors include a son, Earl Walters of Ward; daughters, Kathy Payne, Barbara Thurmond, Lana Higgins and Shree Manos, all of Ward; a brother, Otto Swindle of Carlisle; sisters, Ann Parris of Lonoke and Louise Reese of Missouri; 21 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Oct. 12 at Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Monk Cemetery, Ward.
J. D. Vanpelt
J. D. Vanpelt, 75, of Granbury, Texas, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002. He was a car salesman and also worked as an RV salesman from 1979 to 1992; a member of the Masonic Lodge. He had memberships in the America Sportsman Club, the National Rifle Association and AARP.
Survivors include his wife, Elisabeth Cudd Vanpelt; one son, Raymond Don Vanpelt of Millington, Tenn.; one daughter, Barbara Sue Case of Tennessee; one stepson, Gary McClung of Granbury, Texas; one sister, Mildred Womack of Cabot; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was Wednesday with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Masonic Lodge.
Ellen J. Brady
Ellen Josephine Brady, 89, passed away Oct. 3, 2002.
She is survived by two daughters, Sue Nodd of Blytheville, and Patsy Johnston (Lonnie) of Sherwood; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several special friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnie Brady; a daughter, Emogene Newton; a granddaughter, Mary Russom; and a son-in-law, Louis Nodd.
Funeral was held Saturday at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel in Lonoke, with interment in Lonoke Cemetery.
John Fulkerson Jr.
John Albert Fulkerson Jr. of Minneapolis, Minn., was born Sept. 7, 1973 in Little Rock, Ark. He departed this life Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002 in Minneapolis.
He was the son of John Albert Fulkerson Sr. of Winchester, Ark., and Thomas and Charlotte Murphy of Lonoke.
Survivors include three sisters, Jennifer Whitehead of Jacksonville, Lisa Looper of Cabot and Kim Cook of North Little Rock.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 12, at Faith Community Church in Furlow. Arrangements are by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Leona Odle Moore
Leona Odle Moore, 78, of Alma, formerly of Lonoke, died Sept. 29, 2002.
She was a retired line worker for Dixie Cup, and a member of Kibler UMC.
Funeral was Oct. 2 at Concord United Methodist Church, with burial in Concord Cemetery by Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home.
She is survived by her daughters, Carlene Moore McCormick of Alma and Sherry Moore of Conway; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Carl Laster, 75, of Cabot died Sept. 27, 2002.
He was retired from Coca Cola, and was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Cabot. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Maddox West Laster of Cabot; children, Carlton Laster of Little Rock, Karen Whitaker of Sheridan, Keith Laster of Sheridan; stepchildren, Dan West of Cabot, Dwight West of Broken Arrow, Okla., Gary West of Corinth, Miss., and Kathy Hill of Madison, Miss.; a brother, Boyd Laster of Sheridan; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Sept. 30 at Faith Baptist Church, with interment in Corinth Cemetery in Sheridan.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2200 Ft. Roots Dr., North Little Rock 72114; or Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 487, Cabot.
James “Jim” Leonard Nabors, age 47, of Cabot, died Sept. 21, 2002.
He is survived by his wife Vicky Nabors; three sons, David Nabors of Ward, James Nabors, Jr. of Cabot, and Lucas Anderson of Ward; one sister, Maxine Messick of Alexander; his mother, Dorothy McGhee; four brothers, Charles of Malvern, John of Hensley, Donald of Alexander, and Ronald of Bauxite; and two grandchildren, Cody and Justin Nabors.
Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002 at noon at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock.
Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home.
Clayton Harkey, an 11-month old from Cabot, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 24, 2002, at the hospital. The funeral will be held at the Cabot Funeral Home, but a time and date have not yet been set. Those wishing to attend the service may contact his grandmother, Sheila Grinstead, at 843-5670.
Harkey was the subject of a story in the Aug. 28 issue of the Cabot Star-Herald. In the story, doctors at Arkansas Children’s Hospital referred to him as the miracle child for being able to survive an infection that may have been caused by bacterial meningitis.
His grandmother said his death may have been caused by the same kind of infection as before. He was rushed to the hospital Tuesday morning, but doctors were unable to help him. Family members and doctors said his death was very unexpected.