Lyda Combs Little
Lyda Combs Little died Jan. 9, 2004.
She is survived by seven sons, Cornelius Seals and Orgus Seals of Mallie, Ky., Arley Little and Bobby Little of North Little Rock, Jerry Little, Cabot, Larry Little, Little Rock, Teddy Little, McCrory; four daughters, Rignita Jones and Lou Dallas, Mc-Crory, Clarita Sturdivant, Mammie, Ky., and Florine Couch, Louisville, Ky.; one sister, Verda Smith; 33 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren.
Services were Sunday, Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home, McCrory. Interment, Woodman Cemetery, McCrory.
Laura Lassett, 52, of Lonoke died Jan. 10, 2004.
She worked at the Boston Mountain Educational Corp. as a psychology examiner. She was a member of the Lonoke UMC.
Survivors are her husband, Bill Lassett of Lonoke; a son, Josh Lasett of Lonoke; sisters, Micki Paddock of Middlebury, Vermont and Iris Colton of Montgomery, Ala.; and a granddaughter.
A memorial service was held Jan. 13 at Ferguson Memorial Chapel at UCA in Conway.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society, Family Crisis Intervention Group, Hospice or “The Human Fund.”
Dorothy “Dottie” Sprague, 71, of Cabot died Jan. 6, 2004.
She was a non-denominational minister.
Survivors are daughters, Ida McLean and Geneva Renee Sprague of Cabot; a sister, Mary Wofford of Fort Smith; brothers, Ben Loudermilk of Washburn, Mo. and Charles Loudermilk of Michigan; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Friday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, with interment in Hartford Memorial Park in Hartford.
Elma Howard, 85, died Jan. 11. 2004.
Survivors include her children, Janice Clark, Dorothy Rhodes, Oakland, Calif., Hedyl Wesley, Tucker, Erma David, North Little Rock, Henry Howard, England, Willie Baker, Lorenzo and Scid Howard Jr., Oakland, Calif.; brothers, Vanvall and Lincoln; sisters, Wilma, Eloise and Melene; 26 grandchidren; 46 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.
Family hour 6-7 p.m. Saturday at Robinson Mortuary. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church, Lonoke by Rev. Scipio Brown, under the direction of Robinson Mortuary, 1527 East Broad, North Little Rock.
Laura Lee Lewis
Laura Lee Lewis, age 49, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004.
Survived by her husband Harold Lewis; sons, Cori L. Biggs and Charles A. Lewis; and daughter, Katie M. Lewis.
A Memorial service was held at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist church on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Services of Cabot (501) 941-7888.
Lester Lee Davis
Lester Lee Davis, Sr., 53, died Jan. 11, 2004.
Survivors; children, Lee and Randy Davis, Tina Batty, Beebe, Tammy Davis ,Ward, two grandsons, eight granddaughters, his mother Tiny Goodman of Cabot, brothers, Gene, Joe, Buddy and Raymond Davis and Jr. Thurmond and one sister, Lois Hicks.
Graveside Service, 2 p.m. Thursday at Butlerville Cemetery, arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.
C. J. (Patsy) Miller
Catherine June (Patsy) Miller, 72, of Little Rock, passed away January 15, 2004. She was born June 14, 1931, to Albert H. and Ida Catherine Ray Kittler in Carlisle, Arkansas. She was a graduate of Carlisle High School Class of 1950 and received her Bachelor of Science Education from the University of Central Arkansas in 1954, where she was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha.
Mrs. Miller was a homemaker who previously taught at Pulaski Heights Elementary and Romine Elementary in Little Rock, and Crossett Elementary. She was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School classes for many years. June loved going to estate sales, shopping at Harry’s Market, and visiting with friends. She will be remembered as a good friend, neighbor, and very caring person. Her grandchildren were the delight of her life.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Ray Kittler and Chester Kittler.
She is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, Jerry; two sons, Randy and his wife Nancy, Brent and his wife Tandy, one daughter, Sandy (Sandra), all of Little Rock; a brother, James Kittler of Carlisle, Arkansas, a sister, Margaret Faye Hula of Hazen, Arkansas, and one sister-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Kittler also of Carlisle; four grandchildren, Lauren, Andrew, Emily, and Ashley Miller, and “Hugo,” along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A gathering in remembrance was held 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 19, 2004, in the Chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth, with Reverend John Fimple and Reverend Tom Logue officiating. Burial followed at Carlisle Cemetery.
Visitation was from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 2004, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 6401 West 32nd, Street Little Rock, Arkansas, or Arkansas Hospice, 5600 West 12th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204.
Arrangements by Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth 5800 West 12th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204 (661-9111).
Elmo Martin Johnson
Elmo Martin Johnson, age 87, of North Little Rock, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004. He was a retired salesman for Cash Wholesale Co. He was a Baptist and a Veteran of World War II.
He is survived by one son, Sonny Johnson, of North Little Rock.
Funeral was Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at Butlerville Cemetery, Ward, by Westbrook Funeral Home.
Marie Barnett, age 73, of Romance, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Cabot.
Marie was Food Service Director for the Cabot School System for the last 28 years and in food service for a total of 38 years.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Wyatt Barnett of Romance; one son, Jimmy of Cabot; two daughters, Shirley Farley of Star City, Phyllis Copeland of Romance; three brothers, Kenneth (Bud) McKay of Romance, Harvey (Top) McKay of Beebe, and Robbie Dale McKay of Hot Springs; and one sister, Pat Putman of Beebe; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Graveside service was Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at the Romance Cemetery.
Chester Smart, 82, of Austin passed away January 16, 2004. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Smart and is survived by daughters, Sharon Westmoreland, Linda Weeks, both of Austin, Fran Hackler of Cabot; son, Bobby Smart of WA; brothers, Bobby Joe Smart and Tommy Dean of OK; sisters, Bertha Dean of Cabot and Margie Dean of OK; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday, Jan. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Cabot Funeral Home. Funeral Services were 2 pm Tuesday, Jan. 20 at Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, Cabot and interment at Walters Chapel Cemetery, Hickory Plains. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in care of Chester Smart, PO Box 409, Cabot, AR 72023. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home, 501-843-5816.
J. ‘Jim’ O. E. Morehart
James “Jim” O. E. Morehart, 27, formerly of Cabot, passed away January 10, 2004 in Kenai, Alaska. He is survived by his mother, Sharon Ann Speer of AK; father, Robert E. Morehart Sr. and Patricia Morehart of Ward; brother, Robert E. Morehart II; sister, Sherry Morehart.
Graveside Service was Tuesday, January 20th at 11am at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home.
Murl Mizell O’Bannon
Murl Mizell (M. M.) O’Bannon, age 83, of Lonoke, died Jan. 19, 2004. He was a retired farmer and teacher, a member of the Lonoke First Baptist Church, and a Veteran of World War II. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 1949 with a degree in agriculture. He taught in a Veterans program and also taught school in Hazen, Carlisle and Cabot. He dairy farmed for 30 years in Lonoke County. He served on two dairy boards, FHA Board, and Federal Land Bank.
He is survived by his wife, Sue O’Bannon, two daughters, Carolyn O’Bannon of Jacksonville, Susan Eoff of Lonoke; son, Kevin O’Bannon of Lonoke; two sisters Edris O’Bannon of Jackson, Miss., and Helen Tollison of Starkville, Miss.; two brothers, Morris O’Bannon of Ackerman, Miss., and Elondrie O’Bannon of Maben, Miss.; five grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday at Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke. Funeral was Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at Lonoke First Baptist Church, with burial in Lonoke Cemetery, by Westbrook Funeral Home.
Orie Jean Shirley, age 66, formerly of Lonoke died Jan. 14, 2004.
She is survived by children, James, John, William, Mark, Paul, Vickie Rhein, all of Lonoke, Terry of McRae, Larry; four brothers and five sisters, all of Michigan, one sister of Kentucky and one from Tennessee, 33 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services were Monday at Lonoke Apostolic Church with interment in Concord Cemetery by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.