MARGARET SUTTON, 80
Margaret B. Sutton, 80, of Jacksonville died May 15, 2006 in Conway.
She was born in Albermarle, N.C., on Sept. 10, 1925, to the late Oscar R. and Cora 'Simpson' Springer. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Walter W. Sutton, five brothers, one sister and one great-granddaughter.
Sutton was a member of Marshall Road Baptist Church in Jacksonville where she assisted in the church nursery, volunteered at Fishnet Ministries and was a member of the MAC Group. Survivors include two sons; Walter W. Sutton, Jr. and wife Hazel and Donald E. Sutton and wife Barbara of Mayflower, two daughters; Barbara J. Thrall and husband Charles of Greenville, Calif., and Diane Dolan and husband Joseph of Federal Way, Wash., a sister, Dorothy Rains of Galveston, Texas, 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and other friends and family.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Thursday at Moore's Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Sammons and Rev. Cliff Hutchins officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with arrangements under the direction of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home.
DOROTHY ROUSE, 58
Dorothy 'Dee' Hardin Rouse, 58, of Cabot, was born May 5, 1947, to Carl and Ella Hardin, and passed away April 23, 2006.
She was a housewife for several years and after being out of school for 14 years, decided she wanted to be a nurse.
She went to college at Beebe for two years, then attended Harding University for two more years and got her BSN degree.
She worked at Rebsamen Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, then at the VA Hospital in North Little Rock for 17 years. She served as a Cub Scout den mother, was vice-president of Lonoke County Democratic Women’s Committee and was an active member of the party.
She loved to write poems as her sisters do. She wrote an article that was published in 'R.N. Magazine' entitled 'Are You Ready for State Boards?'
She enjoyed many things, camping at the lake, boat riding, trout fishing, walking trails, sunrises, sunsets and most of all, all her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings.
Her survivors include her loving husband, Hershel Wayne Rouse; one son, William Alan Rouse of Iowa; two brothers, Jimmy Hardin of Judsonia and Johnny Hardin of Ward; three sisters, Erma Galloway and Wilma Jackson, both of Garner, and Joyce Alford of McRae.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Old Austin Cemetery.
LINDA RICE, 42
Linda Le Ann Rice of Austin, was born Jan. 14, 1964, and went home on April 23, 2006.
She was a member of Crosspoint Ministries. Her family and friends will miss her beautiful smile, her giving heart and bountiful laughter.
She was a graduate of Northeast High in North Little Rock and attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hood of Monticello and paternal grandfather, Garland E. 'Butch' Rice Sr. of Arkansas City.
Left to cherish her memories are her parents, Carolyn and Garland E. 'Jiggs' Rice, Jr. of Austin; two brothers, Garland E. 'Butch' Rice, III and wife Robin, and Jody Rice, both of Beebe; her paternal grandmother, Martha Leona Rice of Arkansas City; two nephews, Garland E. Rice, IV and Colt Rice of Beebe; two nieces, Kathlyn Rice of Beebe and Codi Rice of North Little Rock, her special extended family, Aunt Ruth, Uncle Roger and cousins Marinea and Danny Oliver, and her pets, Dustin, Austin and Caesar.
Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Crosspoint Ministries, Hwy. 64 West, Beebe.
RICHARD LEE BUCHOLTZ
Richard Lee Bucholtz, infant son of Rebecca Brixie and Guy Bucholtz, died April 18, 2006. Other survivors include brothers and sisters, Guy Jr., Amber, Ashley, Hailee and Zachariah; grandparents, Ricky Brewer, Brenda and David and Richard and Nancy.
A private funeral service, immediate family only, will be held 2 p.m. today at Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke, with interment in Monk Cemetery.
FLORA HOLGATE, 89
Flora E. Holgate, 89, of Beebe, went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 20, 2006 at her home.
She was a born again believer and a member of Harrison Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her four children and their spouses including: Bobbie and Lloyd Bagshaw, Betty and Ladus Bradford, Fran and Jim Howton, Charles and Betty Rettig, all of Beebe; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Sunday at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens in Beebe.
Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe
JOLINE HASTINGS, 72
Joline Mildred Hastings of Jacksonville was born May 12, 1934, in El Dorado to the late Jack and Matilda Tiner.
She passed away April 22, 2006 at Hospice Home Care Inpatient Center. At an early age her family moved to McGehee where she attended and graduated from McGehee High School. She was a cheerleader and the homecoming queen.
Her husband, Clark W. Hastings, was a career Army officer and they traveled extensively, living in many different states and European countries.
She was very active in numerous volunteer organizations including the Red Cross and military thrift shops, which raise money for college scholarships. She participated in military wives club activities, was an avid golfer and an excellent bridge player.
She was called 'Hawkeye' by her family because of her acute awareness of ongoing activities. Her sons learned early in life that very little got by 'Hawkeye.'
Hastings accompanied her husband during his 31 years of active military duty, meeting hundreds of people from privates to generals and she treated all of them with dignity and respect. She dined with soldiers in army mess halls and princes in European castles, viewing all as adventures in life.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Clark W. Hastings; her sons, Clark W. Hastings Jr. 'Buddy' and his wife Carol, and Steven K. Hastings; her brother Jack Tiner; and nieces, Jackie Nicole Cook and Lisa Ellis. Her grandsons Matt Johnson and Matthew Hastings also survive her. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Clark W. Hastings III.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Arkansas Program, 10411 West Markham, Suite 130 Little Rock, Ark. 72205-1400.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with interment to follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park.
Funeral arrangements were under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.
ROY PRUITT, 88
Roy W. Pruitt, 88, of Beebe, went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2006. He was a member and deacon of First Christian Church of Beebe. Pruitt cherished his loving wife, his two daughters and sons-in-law, his deceased son and grandkids and great-grandkids and great-great-grandchild.
He was full of life and funny humor. A lot of people knew him as the lawnmower man. He loved helping people in any way he could and was loved by everyone he knew and will be missed so much.
Pruitt was preceded in death by his son, LeRoy Pruitt Jr.; grandson Jack Edwin Anderson, Jr.; his mother, Edith Pruitt; father Charlie Pruitt; brothers, Clearance Pruitt, Marvin Pruitt and a sister, Louise Wheeler; three half-sisters, Jessie Pruitt, Bertha Williams and Myrtle Pruitt; two half-brothers, Cecil Pruitt and Lucian Pruitt.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruby Pruitt of Beebe; two daughters, Paulette and husband Jack Anderson of Beebe, Naomi and husband Tommy Kyzer of Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren, Tommy and wife Jennifer Kyzer, Jr. of Acworth, Ga., Stacy Romines of Moore, Okla., Chris and wife Cuma Kyzer of Centerton, Shannon and wife Jennifer Anderson of Beebe, Clinton and wife Jeanie Pruitt of Dermott and Larry and wife Alice Pruitt of Denard; 13 great-grandchildren, Brittany Kyzer, Zackary Kyzer, Blake Romines, Garrett Romines, Lauryn Romines, Cameron Kyzer, Brittany Anderson, Amber Anderson, Shannon Anderson, Jr., Amanda Pruitt, Rusty Pruitt, Earl Pruitt and Elizabeth Pruitt; and one great-great-granddaughter, Julie Pruitt.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Westbrook Funeral Home with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.
STEVE MCNUTT, 59
Steve McNutt, 59, of Floyd, was born Sept. 3, 1946, in Russellville, and died May 13, 2006.
He was a truck driver for more than 35 years and a Baptist. He is survived by his wife, Esther McNutt; his mother and step-father, Norman and Irene Hughes of Lawrenceville, Ga.; one son, Stevan McNutt of Floyd; three daughters, Theresa Harris of Floyd, Sandi Eason of Georgia and Alanna Hendrickson of Little Rock; five grandchildren and one step-brother, Mike Gately of Sheridan. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank McNutt.
Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Vilonia First Baptist Church, with burial in New Floyd Cemetery.
RUTH MERRILL, 96
Ruth Peterson Merrill, 96, of Jacksonville passed away May 15, 2006. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Jacksonville and was a registered nurse for Jacksonville doctors until her retirement. She is survived by her son, Hubert M. Merrill and wife, Mae, of Jacksonville; three grandsons; two granddaughters and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack M. Merrill; son, Col. Roland S. Merrill and her sisters, Isabel Peterson and Edith Littlefield.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 2020 West Main, Jacksonville, Ark., 72076 or First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, 1208 W. Main, Jacksonville, Ark., 72076 or Arkansas Hospice Foundation, 5600 West 12th St., Little Rock, Ark., 72204.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m, Thursday at North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main St, 758-1170.
Arrangements are by North Little Rock Funeral Home.
VERNON ANDERSON SR., 46
Vernon Michael Anderson, Sr., 46, of Jacksonville, died May 30, 2006.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Anderson of Jacksonville, his parents; Virgil Jr. and Kathleen Anderson of Brooklyn, N.Y., two sons, one daughter, three brothers, three grandchildren, one nephew, one niece, and other friends and relatives.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Burial will follow in the Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery in North Little Rock.
Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are by Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home.
JUANITA WOOD, 86
Juanita S. Wood, 86, of Cabot, died May 16, 2006. She was born Nov. 11, 1919, to the late Frank and Amy Garner Sisson in Pulaski County. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cabot and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred H. Wood.
Wood is survived by two children, Fred A. Wood and wife Nancy, and Bettye Schelle and husband Bob, all of Cabot and two sisters, Amy Lee Bob of San Antonio, Texas; and Margaret Elizabeth Blaylock of Morrilton. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Lisa Gallogly, Fred A. Wood II, Lara Wood, Jimmy Schelle, and Lori Moix and 10 great grandchildren also survive her.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moore's Cabot Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Cabot with burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
WANDA MCCOY, 70
Wanda F. McCoy, 70, of Jacksonville, passed away May 15, 2006. She was born on Oct. 21, 1935, in Davis, Okla., to the late Buck and Lena (Harrison) Harris. Also preceding her in death were her sister, Geraldine Holcomb and nephew, Mike Holcomb both of Sulphur, Okla.
She graduated from Davis High School in Davis, Okla., in 1954 and married her husband Charles on July 1, the same year.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, three daughters; Marla 'Susie' McCoy of Jacksonville, Sheila and husband Gene Boser of Cabot, Vickie and husband Wayne High of Cabot; sister and brother-in-law, Velma and Duward Walker of Yukon, Okla.; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Melba Harris of Coleman, Okla., eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel followed by interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends and guests from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family would like to gratefully thank Baptist Hospice and staff for their kindness and professionalism. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home.