Billy D. White
Billy D. White, age 64, of Lonoke, Arkansas, formerly of Lone Rock, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006. Mr. White was the owner and operator of Billy D. White Trucking.
He is survived by a son: Dean White, Misty: Lonoke; 3 sisters: Bevelyn Payne and June Bench, both of Lone Rock; and Jo Greer, Norfork; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.
Funeral services were Saturday at Lone Rock Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Huskey and Rev. Doug Huskey officiating. Interment followed at Burnt Schoolhouse Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Roller Funeral Home in Mountain Home.
Mary S. Robinson
Mary S. Robinson, age 89, of Hazen Nursing Center, formerly of Zimmerman Nursing Home, Carlisle, died Feb. 22, 2006.
Survivor: daughter, Reola Blackwell of Michigan.
Arrangements are incomplete. Boyd Funeral Home, 207 East 2nd St., P.O. Box 217, Lonoke, AR 72086.
Agnes Pitcher Holmes of Bend, Ore., formerly of Carlisle, died recently. She grew up in Carlisle and was a member of the 1943 graduating class of Carlisle High School. She and her husband, Clifford, were associated with the Safeway Grocery Stores for many years and lived in Lonoke and North Little Rock before moving to California and then to Oregon.
She is survived by five children, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nellie Morin and Margaret Bargeon of Michigan; and a brother, Francis, of Texas.
Burial will be in Carlisle Cemetery with arrangements to be announced later this week.
Evelyn L. James
Evelyn Laverne Brown James, 66, of North Little Rock, died Feb. 18, 2006. She was currently employed by the LRSD Transportation Dept. She was a member of the 8th Street Baptist Church, and a member of the North Little Rock Historical Commission.
Survivors include her brother, Ronald Smith of Los Angeles, CA; sons, Jay John James of Lonoke, and Ronald J. James of Tampa, FL; daughters, Suzan Rochell of Jacksonville, Amy Davis of New Orleans, LA, Shelia Washington and Jacquelyn Bonnette, both of Little Rock; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were Thurs., Feb. 23, at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 600 Cedar St., in North Little Rock. Services entrusted to Premier Funeral Home in North Little Rock.
Jerry Justice, Jr.
Jerry Stephenson Justice, Jr., 34, died Feb. 23, 2006.
Services are pending at this time, with arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.
Sharon R. Tallant
Sharon R. Lendermon Tallant died Feb. 23, 2006.
She is survived by her husband, Clifford Jackson; daughters, Terri Buck of Des Arc and Tabatha McCoy of Biscoe; stepson, Travis Jackson; brother, Robert Lendermon of Austin; sisters, Rebecca Harvey of Plano, TX, Mary Huddleston of Griffithville, Doris Chaffin of Brinkley; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church of Des Arc on Feb. 25.
Burial followed at Lakeside Cemetery by Garth Funeral Home of Des Arc.
Leslie Mae Farvour
Leslie Mae Farvour, of Cabot, died Feb. 23, 2006.
She is survived by her parents; sister, Amy Farvour; brother, Alyn Farvour; grandparents, James and Loretta Schmidt of Wayland, MO, Bettina Hahn of Cabot, and Wilbur Farvour of Keokuk, IA.
Funeral services were held Feb. 28 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial followed at Chapel Hill Memorial Park.
Johnny Poe, 53, of Forrest City, died Feb. 24, 2006. He was an agriculture pilot with Hutcherson Flying Service and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Palestine.
He is survived by his wife, Sonya Courtney Poe; daughter, Meredith Reeves; son, Michael Poe; brother, Dale Poe all of Forrest City; sister, Linda Smith of Carlisle; and one granddaughter.
Services were held Feb. 28 at the First Baptist Church in Forrest City. Burial followed at Bell Cemetery in Palestine. Arrangements were under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Carolyn “Su” Jolley
Carolyn “Su” Jolley, 61, of North Little Rock, died Feb. 25, 2006. She was a Baptist, and an Avon representative.
She is survived by her husband, John V. “Jack” Jolley of North Little Rock; son, Jason Jolley of Cabot; daughter, Amy Childress of Lonoke; mother and step-father, Thelma and Willie McCallister of Huntington, WV; sister, Phyllis Thompson of Huntington, WV; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wed., March 1, at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul McClung officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park.
Rev. Lonnie D. Autry
Rev. Lonnie D. Autry, 74, of Sherwood, died Feb. 26, 2006. He was the Pastor of Berea Baptist Church of Jacksonville and retired from the Corp of Engineers.
He is survived by his wife, Verdarose Adkins Autry; daughter, Mariell A. “Dee Dee” Autry of Sherwood; sisters, Emily Ewing and Ann Heron of Jacksonville, Belle Gregory of Bonnerdale; and brother, Doyle Autry of Van Buren.
Memorials may be made to Berea Baptist Church, 104 E. Valentine, Jacksonville, Ark. 72076 or Arkansas Hospice, 5600 W. 12th St., Little Rock, Ark. 72204.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thurs., March 2, at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Rest Hills Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wed., March 1, at North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main.
Wayne Delo Benton
Wayne Delo Benton, 75, of Floyd, died Feb. 22, 2006. He was a carpenter and a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran.
He is survived by his sons, Ray Benton of Lonoke, and Dwayne Benton and Brian Benton, both of Floyd; daughter, Pauline Stancil of Russellville, AL; seven grandchildren; and sisters, Linda Fontenot and Mary Sue Fontenot, both of Lake Charles, LA.
Funeral services were held Feb. 25 at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in New Floyd Cemetery.
Our beloved eldest son, Henry “Dakota” Hawkins, 15, of Cabot, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 8:50 a.m., in his home.
Dakota’s character will live on and continue teaching all of us how to live. His favorite scripture was lived out each day as he battled with leukemia, then graft vs. host disease…”I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Phil. 4:13. Never did his dad, brother or I hear him complain or question “why me Lord”? His strength was beyond measure and his faith beyond comprehension.
Dakota loved the Lord Jesus and depended on him for every breath. Everyday he recited in his prayers “thank you Lord for giving me another day of life.” Dakota’s Christian walk began at age 7. We rejoice in knowing we will see him again soon.
Dakota was an outgoing young man who loved playing football and basketball. He adored time spent with his family and friends. He was creative and could make something out of nothing. He was an avid deer hunter and adored his dog, “Truck.” His smile and personality could light up the world. Early on he drew his dad and me a picture in church with the words, “I want to be a missionary” and that calling came to be.
Dakota was an exemplary student and thrived in being a part of the Gifted and Talented Program. He was an active member of his youth group at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He enjoyed all sports, the great outdoors, and being with people he loved.
Celebration services were held on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Cabot’s First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Burial followed at Old Austin Cemetery. Visitation for all was Saturday, March 4, 2006 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Cabot’s First Baptist Church. Arrangements were by Cabot Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to contribute to the Dakota Hawkins Scholarship Fund for his little brother, Riley Hawkins at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 163 Mt. Carmel, Cabot, Arkansas 72023.
Survivors include his parents, Sharon and Henry Hawkins; his heroic younger brother, Riley Hawkins; grandparents, Henry “Frank” Hawkins and Lu Hawkins of Cabot, Arkansas and Barden Lamb of Delight, AR. Dakota was blessed by many aunts and uncles and eleven immediate cousins who adored him. He was preceded in death by an unborn sibling, his grandmothers, Ella Sue Hawkins and Jaunez Watson Lamb.
Dakota fought the good fight; he kept the faith. Our prayers have been answered, Dakota won the race!
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.
Joey Mahoney, 8, of Cabot died Thursday, March 2, 2006. Joey and his family attended Faith Christian Center. He was an honor student with straight A’s at Southside Elementary School in Cabot. He enjoyed playing video games, working on the computer, riding his bike FAST, and playing with his brothers. Joey is the oldest of three children.
Joey is survived by his parents; Seath and Jamie Mahoney of Cabot; two brothers, Blain and Colton Mahoney of Cabot. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents; Kevin and Tina Colton of Cabot, paternal grandparents, Janice Mahoney and John Stanley of Houston, Texas; his great-grandparents, Mary and Jessie Martindale of Jacksonville, Dale and Louise Crabtree of Austin and Connie and George Mahoney of Cabot. Joey is also survived by two great-great grandmothers; Selma Thornton, of Cabot and Auda Martindale of Little Rock.
The family received friends Monday at Cabot Funeral Home. The funeral service was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Faith Christian Center with Pastor Gene Gilliam officiating. Burial followed in King Cemetery.