Mark White Stuart
Mark White Stuart, 44, of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 4, 2002, near Corning.
Born at Searcy, he moved to Walnut Ridge in early life. He was a senior vice president and trust officer at First National Bank, a member of First United Methodist Church in Walnut Ridge and Walnut Ridge Kiwanis Club.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Lovelady Stuart; a daughter, Sara Stuart, of the home; a son, Zach Stuart, of the home; his parents, Fred and Dorothy Stuart, Walnut Ridge; and a brother, Fred Stuart Jr., Fort Smith.
A memorial service will be held today at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Walnut Ridge with Rev. Ron Newberry and J.P. Morgan officiating. A private burial will be held, with House-Gregg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to Children's Homes of Paragould.
Carl L. Taylor
Carl L. Taylor, 71, of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 3, 2002, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
Born in Samantha, Ala., he moved to Lawrence County 47 years ago and lived in Powhatan before moving to Walnut Ridge. He was a member of the Assembly of God.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Lee Craig; a son, Tony Andrew Taylor; two brothers; and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Lula Taylor; four sons, David Taylor, Smithville, Roger Taylor, Powhatan, Terry Taylor, Batesville, and Donnie Taylor, Minturn; three daughters, Linda Taylor Webb, Savannah, Tenn., Judy Lynn Taylor McCain, Portia, and Vicky L. Taylor Rash, Pocahontas; two sisters, Mable Belcher and Opal Taylor, both of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; five brothers, Johnny Taylor, Lamar, J.B. Taylor, Rockford, Ill., Willie Taylor and Billy Taylor, both of Tuscaloosa, and Dillard Taylor, Walnut Ridge; 25 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Friday at 2 p.m. in the House-Gregg Chapel with Rev. Harold Russell officiating. Burial was in Powhatan Cemetery under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Darren Rash, Andy Huttig, Tim Taylor, Ricky Watts, Travis Taylor, Matthew Taylor and Jessie Webb. Honorary pallbearers were Adam Morse and Justin Duley.
William Ezra Broughton
William Ezra Broughton, 88, of Lake City, brother of Robert Broughton, of Walnut Ridge, died April 12, 2003, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. Burial was Monday in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home.
Harry B. Ferrell II
Harry B. Ferrell II, 82, of Jonesboro, formerly of Walnut Ridge, died April 10, 2003, at his home.
Born in Evansville, Ind., he lived in California for several years before moving to Williford in 1978. He later lived in Walnut Ridge and moved to Jonesboro three years ago. A graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, he was a retired manager with Hughes Aircraft of Fullerton, Calif., and a World War II Navy veteran.
He was a member of the Walnut Ridge American Legion, where he was a past State Commander, the Lions Club, where he was a past District Governor and was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of Calvary Chapel Church in Jonesboro and the Christian Businessmen's Fellowship of Jonesboro.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Francis Ferrell, in 2000.
Survivors include two sons, Harry Ferrell III, Dalhart, Texas, and Thomas Cash, Anahiem Hills, Calif.; two daughters, Janet Thomas, Ontario, Calif., and Linda Krause, Dalhart, Texas; a sister, Mary Ann Sears, Indiana; four grandchildren, Erik Thomas, Jennifer Thomas, Pamela Crouch and Scott Cash; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at Calvary Chapel Church with Rev. John Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in Jonesboro Memorial Park under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Pallbearers will be William Pavlicek, Paul King, Jake Beyer, Peter Thomas, Ron Eberwein and Dennis Detjens.
Memorials may be made to the American Legion, Lions Club or Calvary Chapel Church, 3400 Stadium Blvd., Jonesboro, AR 72404.
Carolyn Light Garner
Carolyn Light Garner, 58, of Bentonville, died April 12, 2003, at her home.
Born June 15, 1944, at Alicia, she was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Rogers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leamon and Lois Boles Light; two sisters; and a grandson, William Davis.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph Garner, whom she married Aug. 15, 1964; two sons, James Garner, Bentonville, and Otis Garner, of the home; two daughters, Lisa Davis and Pat Koenig, both of Rogers; three sisters, Glenna Montgomery, Pea Ridge, Shirley Cobb, Forrest City, and Betty Morrison, Cardwell, Mo.; a brother, Otis Light, Pea Ridge; and five grandchildren, Andrew, Corey, Sarah, Matthew and Dustin.
Funeral is Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Rev. Allen Brown officiating. Burial will be in Maxville Cemetery under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Glen Montgomery, John Montgomery, Ricky Branlett, Kenny Branlett, Dennis Rogers and Eddie Rogers.
Visitation is this evening from 6 to 8.
Marion Millis Gates
Marion Millis "Willis" Gates, 62, of Hoxie, died April 14, 2003, at his home, following a lengthy illness.
Born Oct. 23, 1940, he was a veteran serving in the Army Federal Reserves and was of the Pentecostal belief.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Marion and Ruth Goodman Gates; a brother, Herbert Gates; and a half-sister, Pauline Emmons.
Survivors include two sons, Wesley Gates and Leslie Gates, both of Hoxie; three brothers, Francis Lavern Gates and Clovis Gates, both of Warm Springs, and Travis Gates, Byron, Ill.; three half-brothers, Wayne Goodman, Rockford, Ill., and Dan J.R. Goodman and Jimmy Goodman, both of Warm Springs; two half-sisters, Kathy Piccilli, Fresno, Calif., and Shirly Quest, Rochelle, Ill.; and five grandchildren, Weston Gates, Raven Gates, Carson Gates, Derrick Simms and Randi Simms.
Funeral is Friday at 2 p.m. at the New Life Cathedral in Hoxie with Bro. Rick Anglin officiating and Bro. Chuck Fitzgerald assisting. Burial will be in the Warm Springs Cemetery at Warm Springs under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.
Pallbearer will be Delbert Robins, Tommy Moore Jr., Doug Moore, Junior Jarrett, Tracy Moore and Alex Smith.
Visitation is Thursday evening from 6 to 8.
Ambaro Estrada Gonzales
Ambaro Estrada Gonzales, 78, of Imboden, died April 8, 2003, at her home.
Born in Mexico, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Roldolfo Estrada Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, and Richard Ceruantes, Apple Valley, Calif.; five daughters, Maria Hancock, Imboden, Margarita Item and Antonia Gonzales, both of Imperial, Calif., Josefinna Gonzales, California, and Rachel Proctor, Tucson, Ariz.; several grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
No services are planned. The body was cremated. McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas had charge of arrangements.
Olive Lucretia Harper
Olive Lucretia Harper, 85, of Ravenden, died April 10, 2003, at the Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born Nov. 25, 1917, in Louisiana, she was the daughter of Ovid and Florence Dunham Flowers. She was a homemaker and of the Jehovah's Witness faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Otis Harper, in 1993, whom she married in 1940; two brothers, Ovid Flowers and Walter Flowers; and a sister, LaFaye De Lagrange.
Survivors include a son, Coleman Lawrence Allen, Ravenden; a sister, Beatrice Anderson, Crowville, Ind.; a brother, Clarence V. Flowers, Bastrop, La.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Monday at 2 p.m. at Opposition Cemetery in Ravenden. Higginbotham Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.
J. Paul Heard
J. Paul Heard, 88, of Newport died Monday, July . He was the owner of Paul’s Dixie Queen and later was the Newport city clerk and municipal court clerk until his retirement. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Newport.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jimmie Carpenter Heard of Newport; son James R. “Bob” Heard of Sherwood; brother William Heard Sr. of Sherwood; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 7, at the First Presbyterian Church. Interment was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
The family requests that memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 664, Newport, Ark. 72112.
Edward Earl Grogan
Edward Earl Grogan, 68, of Jacksonville died Wednesday, July 5. He was a retired captain of the city of Little Rock Fire Department.
He is survived by his sons, Patrick of Virginia Beach, Va., and Jonathan Grogan of Raeford, N.C.; brothers J.B. of Ofallon, Mo., and Calvin Grogan of Little Rock; sister Dian Grogan of Dunnellion, Fla.; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 10, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Rest Hills in North Little Rock. Burial followed at Mayflower Cemetery.