Bernice Noakes Richards
Bernice Noakes Richards, 87, of Little Rock died Saturday, September 7, 2002. She was a medical secretary for the Veterans Hospital and a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by two brothers Roland and John Byrd and two sisters Pearl Daly and Inez Varner Schubert. Her survivors include sister Melba Munnerlyn and husband Rip of North Little Rock; two brothers Robert Byrd and wife Colleen of North Little Rock and Gerald Byrd and wife Jaye of Shreveport, Louisiana; a stepson Bill Richards and step daughter Jackie Gentry; special friends Glenda Bailey and Jimmy and Beverly Williams and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at Ruebel Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 P.M. with
Graveside services being held Wednesday 10:30 A.M. at Pinecrest Memorial Park followed by a Memorial Service at 2 P. M. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Salvation Army Auxiliary or a charity of one choice.
Elijah Rhys Scarborough
Elijah Rhys Scarborough, age 1 year, of Little Rock, died August 8, 2002. He was born July 25th, 2001 to his parents, Fred and Mary Katherine Holt Scarborough of Little Rock. Elijah is also survived by his paternal grandmother Betty Scarborough of Harrison, Arkansas and his maternal grandparents Ken Holt of Dallas and Mary Holt of Little Rock.
There will be a memorial funeral service Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Ruebel Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock 72202-661.
Margaret Moore Shelton
Margaret Moore Shelton, age 89, of Little Rock, retired head of data processing for the Arkansas Health Department died Friday, October 25, 2002. Born in Little Rock, Margaret graduated from Little Rock High School and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, receiving her Masters in Business Administration. She was a member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church and past member of the Primrose United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Order of The Eastern Star, past Grand Royal Matron of the Order of the Amaranth, Little Rock Business and Professional Women's Club, Little Rock Business Women's Social Service Club, State Hospital Auxiliary, Order of The White Shrine of Jerusalem, and the Gardenia Garden Club.
She is survived by 3 nephews; Fred M. "Ricky" Moore, George E. Moore, David B. Moore, 3 nieces Katie Moore Hellums, Dianne Moore Benton, Anita Moore McGinity and many great, and great-great nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her mother and father, Juanita who died in 1983 and Fred who died in 1950, her brother Fred Moore, Jr. who died in 1985, sister Middie Moore Smith who died in 1997 and a nephew Kenneth Poteete who died in 2001.
There will be a visitation Sunday from 3 to 5 P.M. at Ruebel Funeral Home followed by a funeral service Monday at 10 A.M. at Primrose United Methodist Church officiated by Reverend Lynn Lindsey. Burial will follow at the Primrose Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.
Memorials maybe made to Primrose United Methodist Church, 3006 West Dixon Road, Little Rock 72206.
Alfred Edwin Shirey
Alfred Edwin Shirey, age 80, of Little Rock died Sunday, April 28, 2002. He was born in Little Rock where he graduated from Little Rock High School. He joined the U.S. Marines serving during World War II at Guadalcanal, and Solomon Islands. Upon his return to Little Rock hee attended Little Rock Junior College and later he went in to radio broadcasting managing KGHI and worked with several other local stations. He was also involved with radio sales until in 1962 he began working with Shoppers News newspaper for 17 years. Al was a member of the First Church of The Nazarene.
He is survived by his wife Reba Teal Shirey of Little Rock, 3 sons George A. Shirey and wife Marisa of Lake In The Hills, Illinois, Peter Shirey and wife Carole of Olathe, Kansas, Troy D. Shirey of Brinkley, Arkansas, one brother Dr. C.E. Ballard of Little Rock one sister Dorothy Mills of Little Rock, and 3 grandchildren, Josh, Joel and Sarabeth Shirey, one stepson Dr. Shelby A. Heflin of Russellville, two step grandchildren, Shelby A. Heflin, Jr. and Lisa Heflin.
There will be a graveside funeral service Tuesday at 2 P.M. at Pinecrest Cemetery officiated by Dr. Dan Casey. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.
Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to the First Church of The Nazarene Building Fund.
Vera B. Jackson Simard
Vera B. Jackson Simard, of Little Rock, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002. She was born November 1, 1907 to Fay Moore Jackson and Walter E. Jackson. Vera lived in Fort Smith, Arkansas for 90 years before moving to Little Rock in 1998. She loved her home, family, and friends. She will be missed by many.
Vera is preceded in death by her husband Joseph G.E. Simard, brother, Walter Jackson, Jr., sister, Buena Thompson, and grandson, Rodney Simard. She is survived by son, Houston Simard and wife Co of Memphis, daughter, Julie Newsum and husband Jon of Little Rock, and grandchildren, Timothy Simard of Memphis, Jennifer Sperry and husband Steve of Little Rock and Kathryn Newsum of Philadelphia.
There will be graveside memorial service Monday, July 22nd, at 1 P.M. at the National Cemetery of Fort Smith, Arkansas officiated by Reverend Bill Cheyne. Funeral services are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.
Memorials should be made to Presbyterian Village, 510 Brookside Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205.
George Craig Simpson
George Craig Simpson, age 60, of Little Rock, went to be with our Lord, Tuesday, October 8, 2002. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the son of the late George Peoples and Edna Craig Simpson. George was a practicing accountant, being a member of the Arkansas and National Society of Accountants and an enrolled agent of the Internal Revenue Service. He served in the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1967 seeing duty in Alaska and in the States. He was an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Pulaski Heights, the Boy Scouts of America, the Master Gardeners of Pulaski County, and The Little Rock Runner's Club.
George is survived by his wife of 35 years, Helen Kaylor Simpson of Little Rock, one brother John W. Simpson of Raleigh, North Carolina, several brother and sister-in-laws and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a visitation Friday from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Ruebel Funeral Home followed Saturday with a funeral service at 10 A.M. at the Ruebel Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Dr. Rex Horne. Burial will follow at 1 P.M. at Cross Roads Cemetery just North of Rose Bud, Arkansas. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church Building Fund or a favorite charity.
Jerry B. Stanford
Jerry B. Stanford, age 56, of Roland, Arkansas, died Wednesday, September 18, 2002. He was born in Cameron, Texas the son of Dewitt Carter Stanford and wife Reba Burnett Stanford of Cameron, Texas. Jerry graduated from Beaumont, Texas high school before attending Texas A. & M. College on a football scholarship. After school he worked for the Beaumont Fire Department and trained quarter horses. In 1986 he moved to Malvern, Arkansas where he continued his love of horse training. Five years later he married Linda Bell Stanford moving to Roland, Arkansas. Jerry was a life-time member of the American Quarter Horse Association, and National Snaffle Bit Association.
He is survived by his parents as listed above and his wife Linda Bell Stanford of Roland, one step-son Ray Bell and wife Carrie of Little Rock, one step-daughter Hollie Anderson and husband Scott of Maumelle, two brothers Charles Stanford and wife Drew of Pecos, Texas, Kenneth Stanford of Cameron, Texas, one sister Martha Bruce and husband Joe of Beaumont, Texas, and five grandchildren; Candler, Michael Ray, Hayden, Tyler and Caroline.
There will be a visitation Friday from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Ruebel Funeral Home followed by a funeral service Saturday at 11 A.M. at First Presbyterian Church officiated by Reverend Howard Gordon. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.
Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to the American Quarter Horse Youth Association, P.O. Box 200, Amarillo, Texas 79107.
Larry Dale Vanderpool
Larry Dale Vanderpool, 56, of Little Rock, a Master Plumber and supervisor of plumbing for the Little Rock School District, died Wednesday, October 23, 2002. He was born in Viola, Arkansas where he graduated from high school. After school he served in the U.S. Army. He began his plumbing career in 1975 receiving his Masters license in 1977. Larry loved playing his guitar, as well as building them. He loved his family and friends and was one who never met a stranger.
Larry is survived by his wife Paula Wilson Vanderpool of Little Rock, 3 sons, Kenny Vanderpool and wife Kris of Charlotte, North Carolina, Andy Barker of St. Louis, Missouri, Michael Vanderpool and wife Sylvia of Lillington, North Carolina, 2 daughters, Wendy Ramsey and husband Hall of Little Rock, Gereline Vanderpool of Little Rock, 5 brothers, Donald R., Alfred L., Gerald W. Vanderpool all of Little Rock, Jimmy B. Vanderpool of Oakgrove, Missouri, Joseph O. Vanderpool of Greenville, Kentucky, and 5 grandchildren, Joshua, Joseph, and Summer Lynn Vanderpool, Caitlin Sarah Ramsey and Andrew Steven Barker.
There will be a visitation Friday from 5 to 7 P. M. at the Ruebel Funeral Home, followed Saturday with a funeral service at the funeral home chapel at 2 P.M. officiated by Reverend Michael Barnes. Burial of cremains will follow at St. Marks Garden. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.
Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to the American Heart Association.
Eunice Grimmett Vines
Eunice Grimmett Vines, of Southlake, Texas died Sunday, August 11, 2002. She is survived by daughter, Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Moore of Southlake. A Graveside service will be Tuesday at 2 P.M. at Cold Springs Cemetery, Ferndale. Arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home.
Bill Lewis Watkins
Bill Lewis Watkins, age 76, of Little Rock, died Sunday, May 13, 2002. He was born in Whiteright, Texas later living in Sulfur Springs, Texas where he graduated from high school. After one year of college at North Texas State University he joined the U.S. Navy. After the war he returned to North Texas State receiving his Masters degree in Micro Biology. He became the Professor of Biology at North Texas State before becoming a Micro Biologist with the Department of The Army at the Pine Bluff Arsenal, from 1957 to 1974. Following retirement he and his wife Marilyn lived in Fairfield Bay, before moving to Little Rock. Bill was a member of Pulaski Heights Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Marilyn Smith Watkins of Little Rock, two daughters Shelia Gayle Stauffer and husband Dale of Pine Bluff, Karen Elaine Kazee of Little Rock, one step-daughter Lynda Gail Horn of Russellville, 3 grandchildren Haley Walker, Jason Stauffer, Geoffrey Horn, and is predeceased by a son Allen Lewis Watkins who died in 1971.
There will be a visitation Tuesday from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Ruebel Funeral Home followed Wednesday by a memorial service at 2 P.M. at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church officiated by Reverend Victor Nixon, Reverend Wayne Smith. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.
Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to "One To The Other Ministries" Post Office Box 1306, Fairfield Bay, Arkansas 72088, or Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church.
Emma Louise French Ford Byrd
Emma Louise French Ford Byrd, age 89, of Little Rock, died January 11, 2003. She was born in Perry, Arkansas. She was a graduate of City Business College, the Draughon Business School and became a stenographer for the United State Government. She was active with the St. Vincent Ladies Auxiliary, a member of Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic Church where she was a member the Ladies Alter Society. She was also a member of the Little Rock Scripture Study Group, the Abby Retreat League, Coury House at Subiaco, a member of Cursillo #22 and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.
She is preceded in death by her husband William Frank Byrd who died in 1976, two stepsons; William F. Byrd, Jr., and Charles Robert Byrd, and her son Elbert Hugh Ford. She is survived by one daughter-in-law Joan Ford Collierville, Tennessee, two sisters Mary Elizabeth Roberts of Lexington, South Carolina, Helen Hayes of Mabelvale, one brother, Elder T. French and wife Billie of Benton, 7 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchild.
There will be a visitation Monday from 5 to 7p.m. followed by a Rosary at 7 P.M. There will a Mass of Christian burial Tuesday at 11 A.M. at Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements are under he direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.