Nelda Merryfield, 74, of Russellville, formerly of Gracemont, Okla., died Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Little Rock.
The daughter of Don and Effie Drake, she was born April 18, 1936, in Gracemont, Okla. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Russellville. She loved and cared for her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Merryfield, Jr.; her parents; and a brother, Bill Drake.
She is survived by her three children, Michael Merryfield and wife, Sharon, of Mustang, Okla., Reguana Collins and husband, Les, of Russellville, and Kenneth Merryfield and wife, Becky, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; six grandchildren, Angela Johnson of Mustang, Okla., Dustin Merryfield and Joy of Mustang, Okla., Melinda Pyle and Chris of Geneva, Ill., Alicia Weatherford and Chip of Russellville, Ryan Collins of Baltimore, Md., and Craig Collins of Russellville; three stepgrandchildren, Shannon Harrison of Oklahoma, Tyson Daugherty of Oklahoma and Tanner Daugherty of Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Brittny, Tyler, Michia, Kylie, Carmen, Alexis, Cooper, Gavin, Reagan and Cadence; stepgreat-grandchildren, Tate, Jett, Kale, Kamden and Riley; and sister-in-law, Louise Drake of Oklahoma City, Okla.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Gracemont Cemetery in Gracemont, Okla., by Steverson Funeral Home, 115 South Mission, Anadarko, OK 73005; 405-247-7247.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Steverson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 909 W. Second St., Little Rock, AR 72203.
Arrangements in Russellville are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service, 2801 W. Main St., Russellville, AR 78201; 479-968-4411.
Benton Glenn Smith
(June 16, 1937 - March 8, 2013)
Benton Glenn Smith, 75, of Magazine Arkansas, passed from this life on Friday, March 8, 2013 in his home in Magazine, Arkansas. He was born June 16, 1937 in Oakdale, California to W.K. and Maude (Franklin) Smith.
He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Union.
He enjoyed tinkering with old cars, hunting fishing, and cooking.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Clifton Smith and one sister, June Johnson.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Roberts Memorial Chapel in Booneville, Arkansas, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol of the home; one daughter, Vicki Smith and husband Mike of Magazine, Arkansas; one grandsons, Brad and wife Charity of Booneville, Arkansas; one great granddaughter, Stella Grace Smith; one sister, Vivian Carson of Fayetteville, Arkansas; one niece, Marilyn Maguire and husband Dale of Fayetteville, Arkansas; one great-nephew, Travis Maguire of Fayetteville, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
The Pallbearers will be Mike and Brad Smith, Dale and Travis Maguire, Steve Smith, and Boyd Dan Hicks.
Charlotte K. Mills, 64, of Russellville died Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at her home.
The daughter of Charles and Billie Faye Martin Webster, she was born Nov. 12, 1945, in Texarkana, Ark. She was a 1964 graduate of Woodlawn High School in Shreveport, La., and attended college in Natchitoches, La. She and Brad Mills were married on June 14, 1969. She was a member of the Russellville Christian Center. She enjoyed arts and crafts, knitting, she loved being with her grandchildren and family, and was a very good cook. One of the special dishes she enjoyed preparing for her family was her famous Parker Chili. She was preceded in death by her twin sister Sharon.
She is survived by her husband, Brad Mills of Russellville; two children, Michael G. Mills and wife, Renee, of Russellville and Katherine Horn and husband, Chris, of Alma; and three grandchildren, Michael Kitchens and Kirk Kitchens of Russellville, and Parker Hovis of Alma; and her parents, Charles and Billie Faye Webster of Dardanelle.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 23, 2010, at Russellville Christian Center. The Rev. Tom Underhill will officiate. Burial will be at Ashdown Cemetery by Humphrey Funeral Service.
Visitation will be from 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Russellville Christian Center, 305 Lake Front Drive, Russellville, AR 72801.
Gerald Clyde Brewer, 68, of Russellville, died Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Lemley Funeral Chapel.
Visitation will be open Saturday before the funeral.
Margaret Ellen Busby, 78, of Newport died Monday, July 19, 2010, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.
She was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Jackson County, the daughter of Monroe and Neta Davis Milligan. Margaret owned and operated Modern Beauty Shop in Newport for 15 years. She then worked with Merchants and Planters Bank, retiring as bookkeeping supervisor after 27 years of service. Margaret was a member of Holden Avenue Church of Christ, active in BPW, serving as president in 1985-86. She was also a member of Associated Women for Harding and Senior Circle. Margaret enjoyed gardening, traveling, cooking and sharing meals and good times with friends and family. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 42 years, Jessie Busby; three sisters, Lois, Ernestine and Madeline; and two brothers, Cornelius and A.J.
She is survived by one daughter, Donna Frick and husband, Steve, of Russellville; two grandchildren, Kristan Stuart and wife, Jennifer, of North Little Rock and Elizabeth Bland and husband, Doug, of Kennet Square, Pa.; three stepgrandchildren, Jim Frick and wife, Michelle, of Raleigh, N.C., David Frick and wife, Tina, of Canyon Lake, Texas, and Fawn Dykes and husband, David, of DeQueen; and 10 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Davis, Stuart, Owen, Jonathan, Sarah Jane, Drew, Ashley, Abby and Will.
Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at Dillinger Funeral Home in Newport.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 23, 2010, at the Holden Avenue Church of Christ in Newport with Glen Knabe officiating. Burial will follow at Coffeyville Cemetery.
Glenn E. Young
(September 7, 1938 - March 11, 2013)
Retired major Glenn Young, 74, of Booneville, Arkansas, passed from this life, Monday, March 11, 2013 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born September 7, 1938 in England, Arkansas to William Marion and Emma Modine (Long) Young.
He enjoyed a full life. He worked for the University of California, Lawrence Radiation Lab, starting out as a Tool and Die Maker and retiring as a Senior Manufacturing Supervisor; while simultaneously pursuing a career in the California National Guard, retiring as a major.
Glenn enjoyed camping, fishing, and getting reacquainted with Arkansas. His sense of humor and story telling made this fun loving “Redneck” the amazing man he was.
He is preceded in death by his wife Audrey Young and one daughter, Cynthia Bartol, and his parents.
The family will have a memorial service at 1:00 P.M., Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the First Assembly of God Church in Magazine, Arkansas with Rev. Nathan Lamirand officiating.
Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.
He is survived by two daughters, Deborah Young of Independence, , Kansas and Kathleen Farrell of Willow Springs, Missouri; three sisters, Brenda Riley of Corpus Christi, Texas, Wanda Dauksch of Berry Springs, California, and Judy Millican of Greenwood, Arkansas; two brothers, William Louis Young and John Young of Booneville, Arkansas; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Victor Lee Woods, 51, of Hot Springs died Sunday July 11, 2010.
He was born Sept. 23, 1958, in Russellville to Robert Lee and Patsy Ruth West Woods.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Lynn Woods; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Shawn McKinney of Royal; son, Cameron Lee Woods of Hot Springs; parents, J.C. and Patsy Ables of Hot Springs; sister and brother-in-law Vivian and Earl Mitchell of Cabot; sister Libby Collier of Hot Springs; brother and sister-in-law Michael and Lisa Ables of Little Rock; and grandson, Aiden Allen McKinney of Royal.
Services were July 14 at Gross Funeral Home at Hot Springs. Burial was in Memorial Garden Cemetery. Arrangements were by Gross Funeral Home of Hot Springs.
Connie Louise Jordan Vierra, 59, of Russellville died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010.
Born April 12, 1951, in Modesto, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Fred Jordan and Nola Webb Jordan. She was also preceded in death by four grandchildren, six brothers and one sister.
Survivors include her husband, James Vierra; a son, Jerry Lee Jr. of Wisconsin; four daughters, Tammy Lee McNair of Center Ridge, Tanya Lee of New York, Cynthia Pettit of Malvern and Carolyne Turner of Midway; three brothers, Bill, Bob and Ronnie Jordan and a sister, Nadine Housden, all of California.
Graveside service will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at Gobbler Cemetery in Berryville with Larry Teas officiating.
Arrangements are by Bob Neal and Sons of Morrilton.
DANVILLE — Betty Jean Muck, age 66, of Texas, formerly of Danville, passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at Presbyterian Hospital in Plano, Texas.
She was born April 15, 1944, in Kingston to James Leon and Betsy Irene Adamson Whitlow.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael Wayne Muck; and infant brother, Johnny Whitlow.
Survivors include children, Leon Whitlow, Melissa Muck and Brandy Mendoza, all of The Colony, Texas, and Norman Muck of Lewisville, Texas; brothers Don Whitlow and David Whitlow of Plainview; sisters, Laura Davis of Ola and Reda McConnell of Mount George; and four grandchildren, Austin Muck, Blakelynn Muck and Adrienah Mendoza, all of The Colony, Texas, and Michael Muck of Havana.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. today at Salem Cemetery in Plainview with the Rev. W.A. Gorman officiating.
Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home.
DANVILLE — Elmer Gist, 84, of Ola died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Yell County Nursing Home.
Born Feb. 22, 1926, in Arkansas, he was the son of the late Joseph Wiley and Frances Aritbell Minge Gist.
Survivors include sons Bobby Gist of Danville and Elmer Gist of Virginia; daughters, Betty Abell of Mount Washington, Ky., and Francis Shartel of Springfield, Va.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. at Dacus Cemetery in Mount George with Jerry Lynn Vinson officiating.
Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home.