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Date: Saturday, 18 November 2017, at 8:17 p.m.


Ruby Arlene Ray Boyd Hill, of Beebe was born Nov. 28, 1921, at Mt. Springs to Joe Dan and Lena Ray, and died at her son’s home in Vilonia on Saturday.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by a daughter, Arlene Boyd of Cabot, and a son, Buddy Boyd and wife, Valla of Vilonia, two brothers; Neil Ray of Beebe and O.W. Ray of Cabot, a sister, Joye Faye Witcher of Cabot, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, W.T. Hill, brothers; Charlie, Herschel, Lloyd, J.D. Jr., Kenneth; sister, Mae Griffin and a grandson, Roger Scott Hazeslip.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Westbrook Funeral Home with burial in Stoney Point Cemetery.


Billy Neil Brightwell, 67, died Aug. 30, 2005.

He was the owner and operator of Brightwell Family Foods in Lonoke for many years.

He was a member of Lonoke Baptist Church and was involved in many community activities and projects.

In the mid-1980s, he was selected as man of the year for Lonoke.

He also was chosen for an Arkansas Community Service award.

A son, Tim, his parents, Dewey and Daphna Brightwell, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Brightwell; a son, Danny Brightwell; a granddaughter, Jennifer Brightwell, all of Lonoke, and his sister, Leota Kimbrough of Colombia, Tenn.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Lonoke Baptist Church with interment at Brownsville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Lonoke Baptist Church Building Fund.


Brenda Christine Tubbs, 65, passed away Aug. 27, 2005.

Survivors include her husband, William G. Tubbs; son, David G. Tubbs; daughter, Nancy K.Woods; grandson, Kristopher Gearth, all of Cabot; and brother, Robert Chism of Charlotte, N.C.

Services were held Tuesday at Gateway Fellowship Church in Lonoke with interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Lawton, Okla., on Wednesday.

Funeral arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home.


Harold L. Counts, 85, of Cabot passed away Aug. 28, 2005.

He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church for over 45 years, Big Rock Masonic Lodge for over 50 years and a World War II veteran in the U.S. Navy.

He retired from the Navy Reserve.

He worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad for 40 years as a machinist.

He is survived by his wife, of 63 years, Elfetta Counts, of Cabot; two sons, James Counts and wife, April, of Benton and Dr. Ken Counts, of Vilonia; daughter, Joy Maddox, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Heather Grodzki, Jenny Parnell, Amy Counts, Katrice Noel Counts, Audrey Maddox and Jacob Maddox; and one great-grandchild, Abigail Parnell.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Basil F. Counts.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church building bund or cemetery.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church.

Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Arrangements by North Little Rock Funeral Home.


Julia Doris Welch, 87, of McRae, died Aug. 26, 2005.

She lived in the Copperas Springs community all her life.

She was a homemaker and a member of McRae First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kirby Welch and five brothers, Sidney, Wayne, Bernice, Neil and Exum Cranford.

She is survived by a son, Jim Welch and his wife, Liz, of Overland Park, Kan.; two daughters, Judy Latture and her husband, James, of McRae, and Cindy Lascola and her husband, Tony, of Ward; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Weir Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home.


William N. Warren, 94, of Beebe died Aug. 25, 2005.

He was born May 6, 1911, in Beebe to W. A. and Olga Warren.

His father started Warren Brothers Store in Beebe in 1904, and William started working there in 1930 and retired in 1980.

He was a lifetime and faithful member of Beebe First Baptist Church where he served as deacon, treasurer for 35 years, Sunday school superintendent and trustee.

William also served as of Beebe treasurer and was a member of the Beebe Kiwanis Club.

He is survived by a daughter, Nancy Burnett, and her husband, Bill of Beebe; three grandchildren, Amy Lee and husband Chuck, Martha Dodson and husband Rick, and Debbie Adams and husband Matt; five great-grandchildren, Chris Lee, Walt Hefner, Katie Bunzell, Laura Adams and Emily Adams.

Funeral services were held Monday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Beebe Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Beebe First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home.


Rachel E. Jones, 80, of Lonoke, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 22, 2005.

She was a Baptist and was retired from the state of Arkansas as a case worker for social services.

She is survived by one brother, the Rev. Kelly Jones of Beebe; a niece, Lynda Sue Reeves and husband Tommy of North Little Rock; two nephews, Ray and Roy Jones; two great-nephews, John and Brad Reeves and a host of cousins and friends.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Thursday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday at New Hope Cemetery, Carlisle.


Russell Jack Dorsey, 73, of Jacksonville, passed away Aug. 22, 2005 in Little Rock.

He was born on May 4, 1932, in White Hall, Va., to the late Elmer R. and Nettie E. Braithwaite Dorsey.

He served in the United States Air Force and retired after 21 years of service.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Cynthia Scott Dorsey and a brother, Tub Dorsey.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Dorsey of Jacksonville; two sons, Russell, Jr. and Douglas Dorsey, both of Cabot; three daughters, Faith Bryant of Mt. Home, Frances Fair Dorsey of Harrison and Felicia Dorsey of Memphis; five brothers, John, Jim, Blue and Jody Dorsey; two sisters, Jean Perkins and Judy Boyd; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Nina Lucille Wilkerson, 86, of Pine Bluff died Aug. 19, 2005 in Pine Bluff.

She was born May 9, 1919 in England to Thomas Emery and Emma Burkett Roach.

She was a member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church and was employed for over 20 years as a time keeper with Rebsamen Motors, now Franklin Electric before her retirement.

Wilkerson is survived by two daughters, Rita Ann James of Pine Bluff and Billie Ruth Hill of Martinsburg, W.V.

She is also survived by three sisters, Ruth Castleberry of Lonsdale, Jean Denton of Little Rock and Carolyn Duley of Rockville, Md., as well as 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchilren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William Henry Wilkerson; one daughter, Carol Borrengrasser, and two brothers, Daris Roach and Hubert Roach.

Funeral services were held Monday at Watson Chapel Baptist Church in Pine Bluff officiated by M.L. Faler and John Hagan.

Interment followed in Rest Hills Cemetery in Sherwood.

Memorial contributions may be to the building fund at Watson Chapel Baptist Church 5514 Pinnacle Lane, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603. - surname origin, history, distribution, occupations, etc.

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