Edith M. Moody, 88, of Clarksville died Friday, July 15, 2011, at her home.
She was born May 5, 1923, in Coin to the late James Q. and Iva Myrtle Jones Edmondson.
She was a member of Clarksville First Baptist Church, a 1941 graduate of Green Forest High School and Fayetteville Business College and was a member of the DAR.
She was formerly employed by Clarksville Wood Products as bookkeeper before she retired; was a genealogist; loved to garden, sew and travel; and was a volunteer for Meals On Wheels. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lindsey Edmondson.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Julius Moody; one son, Jerry Moody of Fayetteville; one daughter, Vickie Estes of Little Rock; two sisters, Charlena Midkiff of Hoxie and Aleen Cockran of Chatsworth, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Monday at Hardwicke Funeral Home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Clarksville First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery.
Ina Lucia Johnston, 92, of Coal Hill died Friday, July 15, 2011.
She was born May 19, 1919, at Coal Hill to the late Lucian and Jewell Pyle Petway. She was the widow of Clyde Johnston, a graduate of Coal Hill High School and a member of Coal Hill Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Gene, Kurt and Ralph Petway; two sisters, Margie and Estelle Petway; and one great-granddaughter, Brittany Burns.
Survivors include one son, Ed Johnston of Bethany, Okla.; one daughter, Carol Hopkins of Clarksville; one brother, Kenneth Petway of Rogers; nine grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and her best friend, Roberta Albat.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. today.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Coal Hill cemetery.
Lt. Col. Louis E. Greinke, age 92, of Casa died Sunday, May 15, 2011, in Little Rock. He was born December 1, 1918, in Rochester, N.Y., to William and Lucy Greinke.
He was preceded in death by his son, David E. Greinke.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Elizabeth L. Greinke; a special niece, Patricia L. Baskin of Russellville; a sister-in-law, Oleta Baskin of Casa; a nephew, Mathew Baugh, who is a Jesuit Priest, of Toronto, Canada; a niece, Courtney Neighoff of Raleigh, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews of Rochester and Florida.
All services are private, under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.
Mina L. Fobes, 93, of Russellville died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Legacy Heights Nursing Home.
The graveside service and burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at the Little Rock National Cemetery by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE — Billy Robert Beasley, 67, of Blue Mountain passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, in Booneville. He was born May 11, 1944, in Dumas to Jess I. Daniel and Velma Loraine (James) Beasley.
He was a member of the Blue Mountain Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by one brother, George William Beasley of Ola; one sister, Annie Carolyn Vaughn of Belleville; and his best friend, Diane Phelps of Havana.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at the Mount Zion Cemetery near Briggsville, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.
The family will visit with friends from 6-8 p.m. today, Aug. 5, 2011, at Roberts Funeral Home.
FAYETTEVILLE — Billy Joe Curry, 54, of Fayetteville passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in Fayetteville. He was born Oct. 9, 1956, in Fresno, Calif., to Edward Russell Curry and Maudie Powell Curry. Mr. Curry was united in marriage with Louella Jane Curry.
She preceded him in death in 2001. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers and sisters.
Mr. Curry was a member of College Avenue Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Billy was a carpenter and had a wide knowledge of many aspects of construction. He was an avid reader and also enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting.
Survivors include a stepson, Brent Byrum of Bush, La.; two brothers, Harlen Curry of Brooksville, Fla. and Richard Curry of Washburn, Mo.; two sisters, Pauline Wiggly of Arthur City, Texas, and Leota Vandervort of Bend, Ore.; and one grandson, Lane Bryum of Bush, La.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at the Fellowship Hall of Wiggins United Methodist Church with Pastor Dave Dodson officiating.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory of Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Shelia Rye, 68, of Elkins died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in Fayetteville. She was born Jan. 15, 1943, in Pottsville, the daughter of Joe A. Jones and Wilma Inez Burris. She was a telephone operator for AT&T.;
Shelia was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Rye, in 2001. She is survived by her daughters, Carrie Rye of Elkins and Tonia Smith and husband, Leo, of Fayetteville, and a grandson, Burkemon C.R. Banks.
Shelia was kind, loving and a generous person. Her friends would describe her as always giving, thinking of others and not worried about herself. She leaves behind many friends and loved ones whom she cared for deeply.
No services are planned at this time.
The family asks that if you would like to pay your respects to Shelia, please make donations to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, One Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR 72202 or The Heifer Project, One World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory of Fayetteville.
Herman Walker, 72, of Pottsville died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be handled by Lemley Funeral Service.
Leonard David Holbrook Sr., 73, of Russellville died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at his home. He was born Nov. 7, 1937, at South Bound Brook, N.J., to Ernest Eugene and Jenny Strawbridge Holbrook. He was a former truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Union.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret Holbrook; and a daughter, Sherry Ann Boothby.
Survivors include three sons, Leonard Holbrook Jr., and his wife, Teresa, Ernest Holbrook and his wife, Laura, and Keith Holbrook and his wife, April, all of Russellville; two daughters, Diannia Hann and her husband, Keith, of Subiaco and Rose Payne of West Virginia; several brothers and sisters; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will conduct a graveside memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Pisgah Cemetery near Pottsville, officiated by the Rev. Leroy Muncy. Cremation arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
Reece N. Caudle, 91, of Atkins went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at his home. He was born July 7, 1920, at Caglesville to Monroe Green Caudle and Viana Jane Patterson Caudle. He was the Pope County circuit clerk for 20 years, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he was injured in the Battle of the Bulge, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans and the Pine Ridge Baptist Church. His primary concern in life was his family, working to keep them intact. He lived a life of sacrifice and concern and taught his family a good work ethic, honesty and integrity.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 63 years, Euna Ballard Caudle; two brothers, Veo Caudle and W.J. Caudle; a sister, Clara Causey; and a granddaughter, Pamela Caudle.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Hilda Caudle of Russellville and Olen and Paulette Caudle of Atkins; three daughters and two sons-in-law, June and Charles Sanford of Kansas City, Mo., Linda and Jerry Williams of Pottsville and Karen Ingram of Atkins; a sister, Audra Davis of Pottsville; eight grandchildren, Angela Hagerty of Atkins, Brian Williams of Russellville, Steven Williams and his wife, Shawna, of Russellville, Adam Caudle and his wife, Kelli, of Fayetteville, Justin Sanford and his wife, Janel, of Kansas City, Mo., Carrie Almon and her husband, Brent, of Beebe, Caleb Ingram and his wife, Bethany, of Russellville, and Cory Ingram of Atkins; nine great-grandchildren, Kristopher, Jeffrey, Julia and Nicholas Hagerty, Emily, Isaac, Jacob and Avery Sanford and Luke Almon; and an unborn great-granddaughter, Eliana Sanford.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at the Pottsville First Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Jim Huffman and Bro. Charles Sanford. Burial with military honors provided by the Rogers-Rye Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2283 will be in Bells Chapel Cemetery near Atkins by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be two of Mr. Caudle’s nephews, Jim Caudle and Michael Caudle.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today, Aug. 5, 2011, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Pottsville First Baptist Church, 5390 W. Ash St., Pottsville, AR 72858.
George ‘Bud’ Henry
BRINKLEY — George “Bud” Henry, 82, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at his home in Russellville.
He was a retired industrial engineer and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Russellville.
Survivors are his wife, Wanda Henry; sons, Steve (Nancy) Henry of Brinkley, Gary (Linda) Henry Alexandria of Egypt, Robert (Sharon) Skinner of Brinkley, John (Cheiko) Skinner of Olive Branch, Miss., and Paul (Tammie) Skinner of Medford, Ore.; daughters, Lori (Sherry) Henry of Santa Maria, Calif., Mary (Joe) Argue Casa Grande, Ala.; brother, Robert (Eleanor) Henry of Clovis, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today, Aug. 17, 2011, at Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home in Brinkley. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at Broadmoor Baptist Church, with burial following at Oaklawn Cemetery, both in Brinkley. Guestbook available at www.bobnealandsons.com.
George F. Holt
(Died July 27, 2013)
GEORGE F. HOLT, 91, of Dardanelle, formerly of Magazine, AR, passed peacefully July 27, 2013. He is preceded in death by Bonnie, his wife he loved for 58 years who died in 2005; his sister and brother-in-law, Bettye and Herbert Thompson; a grandson, Andrew Khilling; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Dolbec.
George is survived by his 3 children and their spouses: Linda Holt Khilling & Sam of Booneville; George F. Holt Jr. ("Jeff") & Pat of Russellville; and Glen Holt & Corita of Conway. "Grandpa" will also be missed by his 3 grandchildren: Dale Holt & Jennifer of Russellville; Andrea Khilling Coffman & Jess of Russellville; and Kelly Holt of Joplin, Missouri, as well as his 2 great-grandchildren, Charisma Khilling of Shelbyville, Tennessee, & Brody Coffman of Russellville. George is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Bob Holt & Elaine of Benton Harbor, Michigan; brother-in-law, Harold Sinclair of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Dean & Pat Smith of Kansas City, Kansas; and nieces & nephews.
George was born in Oklahoma in 1921. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp in January 1942 following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941. George served throughout WWII as an enlisted man loading bombs and bullets onto B-29 bombers in the South Pacific, Mariana Islands, the Philippines; and served briefly on Iwo Jima after it was secured. After the war, George and his new bride, Bonnie, lived on a new family farm located south of Blue Mountain Lake.
When the Korean War broke out, George was given two weeks to put his affairs in order and report for service to his country once again. He spent much of this enlistment in the desert of Nevada assisting in the US atomic bomb testing.
George & Bonnie returned to the Magazine area and raised their family on the family cattle farm. Many area residents knew George and Bonnie through George's service on the Magazine School Board around the time of the construction of the new and present high school building. Or they may have known them through George's & Bonnie's expertise in the area's hay fields and other endeavors.
After the Korean War, George continued his military career serving through the Vietnam War reaching the rank of Colonel in the US Army Reserves before his retirement. George & Bonnie traveled extensively. They later sold their Magazine home and moved to Dardanelle. George worked hard, he served his country well, and he loved his family. He will be missed.
Funeral service for George will be held Tuesday, July 30, at 10:00 A.M. at the Roberts Funeral Home in Booneville, with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Booneville. The family will meet with friends Monday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. also at Roberts Funeral Home.
A special "Thank You" to the staff of Wildflower Retirement and Assisted Living Facility for the compassionate care shown to George during his stay there; to the staff of Legacy Lodge Nursing Home and Arkansas Hospice for their compassionate care during his final days; to Doctors Thomas Sneed, Keith Ison and Frank Schwartz and their staff for their care of our father.