Ruth Nixon Wilson, 86, of Jacksonville passed away Sunday, June 5, 2005 at her home.
She was born Feb. 25, 1919 in Little Rock to Hugh and Cora Mae McNair Nixon.
After graduating from Little Rock High School in 1937, she attended Southwestern (now Rhodes) College in Memphis.
She transferred to the University of Arkansas where she graduated in 1941 with a degree in romance languages.
She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
She was elected to the honorary academic fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa.
In February of 1942, she married Pat Wilson and soon began her career as a loving housewife and mother.
Mrs. Wilson was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville where she served over 30 years as the church organist.
Over the years, she contributed her time and talents to the school PTA’s, various church committees and 'circle' groups and Little Rock Air Force Base Officers Wives Club.
Mrs. Wilson was a charter member of the Rebsamen Hospital Auxiliary.
During the 1960’s, Mrs. Wilson and several of her friends began an informal needlepoint and cross stitch group referred to as the 'Needlenuts.'
They traveled nationally and internationally together, met for lunch, swapped recipes, and created many beautiful cross stitch pieces that they shared with family and friends.
Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Pat Wilson, on January 2, 2002; her parents; a brother, Dr. Ewing Nixon and a sister, Mae Kathryn Nixon.
She is survived by her three children, Mike Wilson of Jacksonville, Kathy Roberts of Little Rock, Larry Wilson of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren, Kenneth Wilson, Jan Williams, Liza Wilson, Mary Kathryn Williams, Scott Williams, Patrick Wilson, Matt Wilson, Corrie Gladstein and Mark Wilson; five great-grandchildren, Sullivan Williams, Jack and Emily Wilson, Caroline and Joe Gladstein.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. David Dyer officiating.
Interment will follow at Bayou Meto Cemetery in Jacksonville.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, the Esther DeWitt Nixon Library in Jacksonville or a charity of the choice of the donor.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.
Thurman L. 'Dub' Garner, 77, of Jacksonville passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2005.
He was a cowboy and a Mason.
He is survived by three sons, Bobby L. Garner and his wife Cheryl of North Little Rock, Michael T. Garner of Jacksonville, and Joel C. Garner of Cabot; one brother, Bobby R. Garner of Jacksonville; one sister, Fae Jones of Jacksonville; four grandchildren, Jason C., Zeblin, and Justin Garner and Jodi Haggard; and two great-grandchildren, Bryson and Zoe Garner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, A.O. Garner, and his wife, Rachel Garner.
Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will be in Rest Hills Memorial Park.
Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home.
Lawrence Gerald Henry, 17, of Romance, passed away May 26, 2005.
He was born April 11, 1988 in Little Rock to Glen and Brenda Carol Morgan Honey.
He attended Cabot schools where he played baseball and football in the seventh, eighth and ninth grades.
He loved to hunt, fish and cook.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Joseph and Jewell Higgins and Charles and Ethel Morgan.
Lawrence is survived by his parents, a sister, Brittany Henry of Ward and a half-brother, Aaron Henry of Cabot.
His grandparents, Diana and Billy Ray Ashley of Jacksonville and Roy and Velta Morgan of Quitman survive him as well as an aunt, Patricia Lockridge; cousins Erica McDermont of Kansas, Monica Jenson of Jacksonville and J.J. Lockridge of Jacksonville and a special friend, Rachael Herrin.
Funeral services were held May 31 at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home chapel with interment in H&H; Family Cemetery in Romance.
Arrangements by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.
James Curtis Rambo, 54, of Lonoke, died Saturday, June 4, 2005.
Survivors are his children, Curtis Edward Rambo and Tiffany Nicole Rambo of Pine Bluff, Cristi Dulaney of Florida; sisters, Janice and husband Grant Goff of Beebe, Diane Williamson and Mary and husband Chris Vines of Lonoke.
He was preceded in death by parents, Mary V. and Curtis L. Rambo and grandparents, Ollie L. and J.D. Shackael.
Cremation arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.
Arrangements were made through Huson Funeral Home in Sherwood.
Steve G. Cross, 75, of Robinsonville, Miss., died Monday at his home.
He was born June 23, 1929 in Gastonia, N.C., to the late Paul Nixon and Ora Ingledove Welch Childers.
Cross retired from the Air Force in 1972 after 26 years of service as a senior master sergeant.
He was a lifelong member of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars, American Legion Post 243 in Bessemer City, N.C., and the Disabled American Veteran's.
He is survived by one son, Steve Roland Cross of Robinsonville, Miss., and one daughter, Pamela R. Levering of Eureka Springs.
Cross is also survived by one brother, Paul Nixon Childers of Alamogordo, N.M., and one sister, Kathleen (Toonkie) Burgin of South Carolina; three grandchildren, Wayne C. Levering of Utica, N.Y.; Gwen Etheredge of Cabot; and Steve W. Cross of Blacksburg, S.C. as well as three great-grandchildren; Allen Charles Etheredge of Cabot, Hanna Estelle Etheredge of Cabot and Noah Holden Cross of Blacksburg, S.C., who also survive him.
Cross was preceded in death by his wife Frankie Luella Cross, one brother, Raymond Cross and one sister Jacquelyn Hoffman.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Glover Cemetery in Lonoke.
Arrangements are by Moore's Cabot Funeral Home.
Lloyd Richard 'Buddy' Burgess, 81, died in his home at Austin on May 3, 2005.
Born on Nov. 15, 1923, in Lonoke County to the late Reverend R.B. and Lottie Burgess.
Buddy was a retired carpenter and a member, deacon and song leader of Campground Union Church.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, John Burgess of Cabot.
He is survived by his wife, Rhoda Bell Dedmon Burgess of 55 years and five sons and their wives; Charles and Cheryl Beasley of Ward, Berry and Julie Burgess of Bigelow, Randy and Evelyn Burgess of Cabot, Bobby and Karen Burgess of Austin and Kelly Burgess of Austin; one daughter Melinda Cole and her husband Randy Cole of Ward.
Also 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers Earl Burgess and Robert 'Sonny' Burgess both of Cabot; and three sisters, Louise Skinner and Pat Dodd, both of Cabot and Marcie Watson of Benton.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.
Funeral services will be officiated by Reverend Ron Cody at Campground Union Church on Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial immediately following at Hicks Cemetery in the Sandhill Community.
Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service of Cabot.
Brenda Joyce Patrom Hodge, 55, of Searcy, died April 29, 2005.
She is survived by her husband, Johnny L. Hodge of Searcy; three sons, Tony Patrom of Wynnewood, Okla., Randy Patrom and Bryan Patrom, both of El Paso; one daughter, Charolette Richardson of Beebe; eight grandchildren and one sister, Jo Ann Clardy of El Paso.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vendal and Agnes Davis.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe, with burial in Grissard Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Beebe.