Maxine Ussery passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at the Carriage House in Denton, Texas. She was born in Yell County and graduated from Ola High School.
A memorial service was held last Wednesday at Lakeland Baptist Church in Lewisville, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to “The Maxine Ussery Children’s Scholarship Fund” at Lakeland Baptist Church, 397 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville, TX 75067.
Charles J. Rivas
Charles J. “Jimmy” Rivas, 40, born May 21, 1969, passed away on the evening of March 24, 2010, following a year-long battle with cancer.
Jimmy was a very loving, fun and hardworking man who enjoyed time with his family and treasured his children, who were the love and joy of his life. He was highly skilled in construction and recently became a certified home inspector. He has made a profound and immeasurable impact on the lives of those who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Celeste and Max Aiken of Nacogdoches, Texas; his brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Tina Rivas, and their children, Landon and Logan of Brenham, Texas; brother, Rudy Rivas-Preis and his children, Colby and Leah of Colfax, Calif. Also his wife of 20 years, Tammy Rivas, and his two young children, Casey, 14, and Cody, 11, of Pottsville.
Jimmy was preceded in passing by his grandpap, Charles G. Preis of Alta, Calif.
Memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2010, at Humphrey Chapel.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.
DANVILLE — Janie Rosas Gray, 87, of Havana died Friday, March 26, 2010, at Chambers Memorial Hospital.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Western Yell County Church of Christ. Burial will be in Havana Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday.
Wilda A. Nunn, age 86, of Russellville, died Friday, March 26, 2010, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home in Lamar.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2010, at First Free Will Baptist Church with a time of visitation to follow at the church.
Memorials may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church.
DARDANELLE — Verzener Woods, 93, of Dardanelle died Thursday, March 25, 2010, at River Valley Medical Center.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Cornwell Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 29, in the funeral home chapel.
DARDANELLE — Donnagean Dutton Stubbs, 90, of Dardanelle died Thursday, March 25, 2010, at River Valley Medical Center.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2010, at Brearley Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Kathryn Anita McQuage Osborn Floyd, 69, of Russellville died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, with her family and friends by her side, after battling lung cancer.
She was born Nov. 19, 1940, at Hartsville, South Carolina to Harvey Lolo and Lessie Thompson McQuage. She enjoyed bowling and crocheting. She was employed by Tyson Distribution for more than 16 years in the personnel department, and enjoyed spending her vacations with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Brian Keith and Lisa Osborn of Colorado; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lori Ann and Michael Sims of Colorado, Christina Lee and Barry Walker of Dover, and Sherry Lynn Osborn-Adorno of Russellville; a brother, Keith O’Steen of Jacksonville, Florida; two sisters, Miriam “Tootsie” Blockover of South Carolina and Denise Krein of Florida; 10 beautiful grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and other relatives and friends.
The family would like to invite all friends to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at the Shinn Chapel.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to Arkansas Hospice & the American Diabetes Association.
Rose Berg King
Rose Berg King, 84, of Clarksville died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at Johnson Regional Medical Center. She was born in 1925 in Vienna, Austria, to Jacob and Cilly Essig Berg.
She was a student at a Jewish boarding school in Vienna when Austria was annexed to the German Third Reich in 1938. At age 13 and after one failed attempt to leave Austria and certain deportation to the Nazi death camps, she escaped and eventually made her way to Kibbutz Afikim in the British Mandate of Palestine. She lived and worked on the Kibbutz until she was old enough to join a women’s unit on the British FAF.
She met her future husband Jasper King where they were both stationed in Cairo, Egypt. The two were married in Norway, where Rose lived for several years after the war. She immigrated to the United States, arriving by boat in New York Harbor on St. Patrick’s Day 1952. She and Jasper lived in Chicago until they moved to Clarksville in 1954, where he helped his father run King’s Jewelry. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by two older brothers, Ludwig and Josef who were involved in the European resistance to the Nazis in World War II.
Survivors are a daughter, Julia Ciaravino and husband, Michael, of Benton, La.; two sons, Aron Mellich of Washington, and Richard King of Massachusetts; a brother, Phillipe Berg of Paris, France; three grandchildren, Jacob, Laura and Joseph King; and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at the Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. David Hanshaw officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Monday.
Eugene F. Goforth, 85, of Cabot passed on to be with his Lord Friday, April 9, 2010, at Springhill Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock.
He was born May 8, 1924, in Cabot to the late Aubrey C. and Roxie Grace Herrin Goforth.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Goforth was preceded in death by five brothers; Claude, Basil, Lee (Hank), Lewis, all of Cabot, and Harold (Jiggs) of North Little Rock; and four sisters; Marie Elmore, Elsie Cole and Helen Bishop, all of Cabot and Regina Jeffcoat of California.
Goforth served his country in the United States Army in the 536th Amphibious Tractor Battalion in the Philippines during World War II. After his service, his first job was at Willy Ray’s service station. He also worked at Fort Roots Hospital as an aid and a substitute mail carrier. From 1953 to 1955 he owned and operated Goforth DX Station.
After 1955 he took Dick Cole as a partner and it was called Goforth and Cole’s, and in 1973 the station was purchased by Jerry Cole. In 1973 Gene built a building a 502 West Main and operated an ice house, bait shop and sporting goods store.
Goforth retired in 1979. In 1980 Gene hired Ray and Boyd to build a Fina station on West Main Street which was rented by Geraldine and Dean Horn who later purchased it. Goforth was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cabot where he was ordained a deacon in October of 1966. He loved to work in the yard and garden, camp and fish. Also he had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Fredia Boyd Goforth of the home as well as two daughters, Teressa (Shelby) Robinson of Lamar and Anita (Keith) Ihms of Little Rock. Also surviving him are a brother, Ralph Goforth of Jacksonville in addition to three grandchildren; Jason Tipton of Little Rock, Jennifer Tipton Campbell of Conway and Kalli Tipton of Little Rock and two great grandchildren, McKinley Grace Tipton and Beau Taylor Campbell.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Cabot with Reverends Harold O’Bryan and Dick Avey officiating. Burial will follow at Sumner Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. today at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home (501) 843-5816. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church’s Library or the charity of your choice.
Leona Edwards, age 97, of Russellville, died Friday, April 9, 2010, at Legacy Lodge Nursing Home. A daughter of the late Aaron and Ada Webb Cook, she was born Sept. 22, 1912, in Russellville. She was a housekeeper for the Craig Bailey family in Russellville, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a mother of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sid Edwards, and three sisters, Augusta Cook, Arnita Russell and Ramous Trice.
Survivors include her cousins, James Linzy, Betty Riddley, Annette Black and Paul Franklin and their families, all of Russellville, Willette Cole and family of Omaha, Neb. and Betty Franklin and family of Blackwell; and the children of Craig Bailey and their families: Margaret Ellen Vega, Pat Jackson, Craig Bailey Jr. and John Bailey, all of Russellville; and Gay Williams of Dallas, Texas.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at the New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Lee Dorsey. Burial will be in Reed Cemetery, by Shinn Funeral Service.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, from 6-7 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, 316 South Houston Place, Russellville, AR 72801.
Edna Dell Majors, age 83, of Perry, Ark., passed away on July 19, 2010. Born March 1, 1927, at Belleville, Ark., to Lee and Jennie Moudy. Majors was a homemaker, retired cosmetologist and a retired postmaster of 27 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Betty Jane Moudy, Anna Belle Moudy and Elnora Sherman; and grandson, Kevin Bradley Majors.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Joseph L. Majors of the home; daughter, Linda Scroggin (Jon) of Little Rock; sons, Danny Majors and Mike Majors of Perry, and Gary Majors (Mary Ann) of Perryville; grandchildren, Matt Scroggin, Stacey Scroggin, Gennifer Majors, Josh Majors and Isaac Majors; brothers, Opal Lee Moudy of Jonesboro, Dr. Bob Moudy of Chaffee, Mo., Larry Moudy of Valley View, Texas; plus many nieces and nephews.
She was a charter member of Second Baptist Church in Perryville.
Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at the church.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Second Baptist Church in Perryville with Brother Glenn Alley officiating. Burial will be at Russell Cemetery in Belleville following the service.
Pallbearers will be Matt Scroggin, Josh Majors, Isaac Majors, Harold Majors, Ed Fair and Jon Scroggin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Carter, Jimmy Ray Evans, Harold Cox, David Stone and Herby Branscum.
Funeral to be under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home Danville.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Arkansas Hospice or the charity of your choice.