Sybil Molene Cook
Sybil Molene Cook, 80, of Ward went to be with her Heavenly Father on March 30, 2004. She was born June 29, 1923 in Romance, AR to Joseph Dewey and Geneva (Gill) Chamblee. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Leland Chamblee, and sisters James Marshall and Daphene Brewer. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Virgle J. Cook; children, Sue Ellerbee (John), Sharon Carmical (Gilbert), Dwight Cook (Merlene), Gail Cook, and Larry Cook (Kim). She is also survived by sisters, Emma Madding, Laura Eubanks; brothers Joe Chamblee, Dewey Chamblee, and Wondle Chamblee; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Molene served as Ward City Clerk for 17 years. A faithful lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Ward, she served as Director of Children’s Sunday School, and was involved in a homebound ministry. She was a beloved wife, caring mother, and grandmother who was a faithful Christian example to her family. Her family will miss her greatly, but realize that she is home with her Lord. We will always remember her Godly example of love and unselfishness.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Thursday April 1 at Cabot Funeral Home. Funeral Services were at Ward Baptist Church 10 a.m. Friday April 2. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Ward, Arkansas Alzheimer’s Association, or Arkansas Hospice. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home, 501-843-5816.
Ada L. Fiedler
Ada L. Fiedler, 80, born December 21, 1923 to Virginia and William G. Fiedler in Ward, AR, died April 3, 2004. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, brothers; Cliff and Les Fiedler and one sister; Lodema Sherlock. She is survived by sisters, Eva L. Bouse and Victoria Reece, a number of nieces, nephews, and several great nieces and nephews. Ada played basketball with Hazel Walker’s ball team. She was employed for many years as an accountant for Briley’s Produce and was also an employee of A.M.F. bicycle plant in Little Rock. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Arkansas Hospice and C.A.R.T.I.
Visitation will be Thursday, April 8 from 7-9 p.m. at Cabot Funeral Home. Funeral services and interment will be Friday, April 9 at 10 a.m. at Apple Hill Cemetery with Brother Bill Sherlock officiating. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home, 501-843-5816.
Shelby Askew Walker
Shelby Jean Askew Walker, 66, of Cabot, Arkansas, passed away Friday, April 2, 2004. Born on January 13, 1938, in Marysville, Arkansas, to Patrick and Dossie Askew, she graduated from Mt. Holly High School in 1956 and enjoyed playing basketball while in school.
Shelby was a devoted wife and enjoyed a marriage of forty-seven years to Mr. Jackie Walker, a retired railroad man. From that marriage a child, Shelly Ann Walker Anthony, blessed her with two grandchildren, Taylor and Blaze, whom her love and loyalty was witnessed by all.
Guided by her convictions and unwavering love for her family, Shelby derived enjoyment from the simple pleasures of life. She supported and participated in any sport or event her daughter and granddaughters were involved in. Shelby was a strong and vital member of our community who gave unselfishly to others regardless of personal sacrifice.
Shelby was never too busy or too tired to comfort a friend or make someone’s life a little easier. Her strength and dedication to those she loved will live forever in our hearts and her gentle smile forever in our memories.
Shelby is survived by husband, Jackie Walker; daughter Shelly and son-in-law Kenneth Anthony and her two pride and joy granddaughters, Blaze and Taylor, of Cabot; sisters, Jane Askew of Houston, Texas and Shirley Nesbit of Eldorado, Arkansas. She was predeceased by her sister, Patsey Colbus, of Topeka Kansas. Blessed are the pure at heart for they shall see God.
Visitation was 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral was 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 5, 2004, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Sylvania Cemetery.
Margaret H. Campbell
Margaret Hämm Campbell, 89, of Lonoke passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2004. She was born on July 2, 1914, in Lonoke, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Zilpah Harris Hämm of Lonoke. A homemaker and life-long member of First Christian church, she was an elder of the church and longtime caretaker, who so often could be seen tending to the grounds or at home in her beloved flower garden. Also preceding her in death were her husband, James Ernest Campbell, and three brothers: Edward Barton Hämm, Charles E. “Snook” Hämm, Jr. and Joseph Louie Hämm. Survivors include a brother, Jacob Meyer Hämm of Weatherford Texas, and two children: James Edward (Felecia) Campbell of Huntsville, Arkansas, and Margaret “Judy” (Johnny) King of Lonoke.
A Memorial service was conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 2 and First Christian Church in Lonoke with burial in Lonoke Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 420 E.9th, Lonoke, or The Kidney Foundation of Arkansas, 1 Lyle Court, Little Rock 72205. Visitation was on April 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.
William R. Robinson
William R. Robinson, 77, of Sherwood, died March 30, 2004.
Bill attended Little Rock Public Schools, Little Rock Jr. College, and University of Arkansas and received his LLB from Arkansas Law School and his Juris Doctorate from UALR. He was a member of the Arkansas Bar Association for over 50 years. A Veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member and Past Master of Western Star Masonic lodge #2 F. & A. M. for over 50 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church of North Little Rock.
He is survived by his wife, Lorine Heard Robinson; two sons, Tim Robinsonof Greenbrier and Chris Robinson of Cabot; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, James Robinson of Malvern; and two sisters, Grace Albertson of Washington and Bess Ambort of Louisiana.
A gathering was held Thursday, April 1, at Griffin-Leggett-Rest Hills Funeral Home.
Graveside services were Friday, at Rest Hills Memorial Park with Reverend Sam Parker and Western Star #2 Lodge officiating.
Memorials to Baptist Health Hospice, 11900 Colonel Glenn Road, Ste. 2000, Little Rock, AR or Arkansas Hospice Foundation, Inc., 5600 W. 12th St., Little Rock, AR 72204.
Elizabeth W. Powers
Elizabeth Wilson (Rechtin) Powers died Tuesday, March 30, 2004. A resident of Jacksonville, she had lived with her daughter since September 2003. A member of First United Methodist Church, she was a member of Young at Heart and Martha and Mary Circle, and was a church greeter.
Born and educated in Cabot, she was a long time employee of Rhynecliffe Neckwear and was vice president of the company at retirement. She also operated B&L Men’s Clothing in Jacksonville.
Survivors include her daughter, Betty Joe Rechtin Lock; one grandchild and a great-granddaughter.
Funeral, under the direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home, was at Jacksonville First United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Thursday and burial at Roselawn Cemetery in Little Rock at 2 p.m. Visitation was held at the funeral home Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 220 West Main, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076 or Baptist Home Health, 11900 Golonel Glenn Rd., Suite 2000, Little Rock, AR 72210.
E. Herman Dillard
Edward “Herman” Dillard, 67, of Cabot died April 4, 2004.
He is survived by sisters; Reba O’Dell of Roland, Arlene Benson from South Carolina, Glenda Dillard from Nevada, brothers; John Dillard of Mayflower, William Dillard, Raymond Dillard, Paul Dillard all of Cabot, Jimmy Dillard, Arnold Dillard both of California. Edward is preceded in death by sisters Marie Hammons and Estelle Cleveland.
Service was Tuesday, April 6 at Sumner Cemetery in Cabot at 1 p.m. with Rev. Tom Faulkner. Arrangements made by Cabot Funeral Home.
Wayman Hankins, age 68, of Cabot, Arkansas, went on to be with the Lord April 5, 2004, after a short illness. Retired from McMillan Bloedel, he loved fishing, hunting, taking care of his cattle, riding his four wheeler with his dog, Cokey and most importantly being with his grandkids and family.
He is survived by his wife of nearly thirty-nine years, Freddie Hankins; three daughters, Cindy Weatherford, Tammie and husband Steve Dixon, Heather and husband Michael Pounders; two sons, Kipp and wife Angi Hankins, Johnny and wife Rhonda Hankins, all of Cabot; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He left behind two brothers, Carl Hankins of Cabot, Bill Hankins of England, Arkansas and one sister, Frankie Lee of England; and a great number of friends and relatives.
Wayman was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Louia Hankins of England; two sisters, Wanda Grover of Mandeville, Louisiana and Evelyn Palmer of Pine Bluff and one granddaughter, Courtney Paige Dixon.
Visitation begins at noon Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe, with family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Victory Baptist Church in Cabot, with burial in Sylvania Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in lieu of flowers.
Charles Earl Rogers
Charles Earl Rogers, age 84, passed from this earth to be with his Lord Friday, April 2, 2004. He was born Dec. 24, 1919. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served his country in China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. He lived his entire life in White and Lonoke counties. He was a retired welder from Brandt Machine Works and worked for the City of Carlisle for 10 years. He was a member of the Carlisle Fire Department for over 25 years. He was an avid coin and bottle collector.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton Eagle and Leanna Beatrice Rogers; a son, Charles Michael Rogers; and a brother, Marion Rogers.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Darlene Rogers; a son, Kenneth Rogers of Carlisle; Kenneth’s fiancee, Gayla Baker of Stuttgart; his daughter, Donna Rogers of Little Rock; a brother, Lindy Rogers of Fort Smith; his sister, Louise Boyette of Carlisle; a daughter-in-law, Gwen Rogers of Conway; two granddaughters, Jennifer Wheeler of Cabot and Angela Brown of Morrilton; and three great-grandchildren, Joshua and Grace Brown of Morrilton and Jacob Wheeler of Cabot.
He was a member of Landmark Baptist Church in Carlisle.
Funeral was held Wednesday at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke with burial in Carlisle Cemetery.
Orville B. Strayhorn
Orville B. Strayhorn, age 89, of Beebe died April 4, 2004.
Survivors are his four children, Kermit Strayhorn of Lonoke, Edwana Daniel of Beebe, M. L. (Bud) Strayhorn of Layton, Utah and Jackie Tableriou of Searcy; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was a lifelong member of the Beebe Christian Church where he was honored with the title of Elder Emeritus when his health prevented him from serving any longer. He and his wife were Girl Scout leaders and sponsored the Beebe Youth Center for years. He was a retired Beebe Volunteer Fireman, a 50 plus year member of the Beebe Masonic Lodge #145, a 32 degree Scottish Rite, a past member of the Beebe Kiwanis Club, serving as president and secretary/treasurer. He retired from Arkansas Power & Light Company (Entergy) after 34 years of service.
Junior Olas Alford
Junior Olas Alford, age 78, of McRae, died April 5, 2004.
He attended the McRae Church of Christ and was a retired flooring and carpet layer. He was a naval veteran of World War II, serving with distinction at Iwo Jima and throughout the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the McRae Masonic Lodge and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also the retired owner of the original AK Drive-In at McRae.
Four daughters and their families survive him; Patricia and Forest Blount of Garner, Phillis and Bill Wood of Searcy, Martha and Anthony Martin of Beebe, and Jaronda and John McEuen of McRae; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold and Marvin Alford of McRae; three sisters, Barbara Reed of Austin, Linda Failoni of Green River, Wyo., and Betty Bundy of Cabot.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Lebanon Cemetery.
Calvin E. Perry
Calvin E. Perry, age 83, of Pine Bluff, died April 3, 2004.
He was born Jan. 21, 1921 in Lonoke County.
Survivors: one daughter, Patricia Maynard of Pine Bluff; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
He was a member of Arkansas Model T Club, and an auxiliary deputy with the Jefferson County sheriff’s office and a World War II Army veteran.
Graveside services Tuesday, April 6, at Mulberry Cemetery, England. Arrangements by Roller-England Funeral Home.