L. Wayne Jones
L. Wayne Jones, 58, of Jacksonville died July 10, 2007.
He was born Aug. 21, 1948 in Coy to the late Birl and Martha Camp Jones.
He worked as a truck driver for Wrights Cabinet.
Survivors include his daughter, Rashelle Zelaznik of London, England; son, David Jones of Tulare, Calif.; brothers, Birl and Kenneth Jones of Jacksonville and Marvin Jones of Tulare, Calif.; sister, Pat Anderson of Redding, Calif.; one grandson and one granddaughter.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 20 at Moore’s Funeral Home in Jacksonville.
Joe Lee Brackett, 61, of Cabot died July 13, 2007.
He was born April 23, 1946 in Bennington, Okla., to Wilma Sons Brackett and the late Eugene Brackett.
He was also preceded in death by his nephew, Doyle Brackett.
Survivors include two sons, Anthony and David Brackett of Florida; two daughters, Lavinia Anspach of Florida and Carline Brackett of Illinois; two brothers, Carl Brackett of Alabama and Jim Brackett of Arkansas; two sisters, Evelyn Alexander of Oklahoma and Phyllis Lloyd of Illinois; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 at Yuba Baptist Church in Yuba, Okla., with burial immediately following at Bokchito Cemetery in Bokchito, Okla.
Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot and Gordon Dalton Holmes Funeral Home in Achille, Okla.
Wanda Lee Palmer, 64, of Jacksonville died July 12, 2007 in her home.
She was born Jan. 19, 1943 in Mt. Clements, Mich., to the late William and Dorothy Peek Clayton.
She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She was also preceded in death by her sister, Norman Smith; a grandson, Dale Wayne Worley and a son-in-law, Tony Worley.
Survivors include her husband, Dale Palmer of Jacksonville; four daughters, Denise Worley of Tontitown, Pauline Ward and husband Eddie of Fayetteville, Colleen Hills and husband Kirby of Honeybrook, Pa., and Pattie James and husband Howard of Sherwood; a son, Michael Dale Palmer and wife Kelly of Sherwood; a brother, Kenneth Clayton and wife Ann of Leesburg, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Timothy Worley, Kendall Ward, Ammie Ward, Charles Humphrey, Tommy Humphrey, Jami Hills, Staci Hills, Jacob Palmer, MaKayla Palmer and Gavin Palmer, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Funeral services were July 15 at Moore’s Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Rev. Jim Ward officiating.
Interment followed in Chapel Hill Memorial Park.
Funeral arrangements were by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.
Leonard Edgar Morden, 87, of Jacksonville died July 10, 2007.
He was born Jan. 15, 1920 in Jacksonville to the late Horace and Venie Clement Morden.
He was a retired heavy equipment operator.
He was a member of Jacksonville First United Methodist Church, the men’s Bible class, and a lifetime member of the Methodist Men.
He was a Second World War veteran, serving in the Army’s 9th Armor Division during the Battle of the Bulge.
He received the Purple Heart and two Bronze Service Stars.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #216 and Order of Eastern Star chapter 520.
He was the 'self-designated greeter' for the Methodist church for over 50 years.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Blanche Evatt Morden; son, Michael and wife Michelle Morden; three daughters, Sandra and husband Rex Marson, Marsha Hunter and husband Keith Steensma, and Teresa Story of Jacksonville; six grandchildren, David and wife Robin Chamblee, Jeryll Story and wife Susan of Cabot, Carl Chamblee, John Story and wife April, Shannon Hazlett and husband Eric, and Sharon Graham of Jacksonville; three sisters, Lena Grimmett, Corene Mitchell, and Adene Gwin and husband Bud of Sherwood, brother-in-law, John Evatt of Jacksonville, 11 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was July 13 at First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville with Dr. Don Hall and Dr. Carol Goddard officiating.
Burial was at Chapel Hill Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville.
A special thanks to Dr. Obasi and the staff of the SIC Unit and 5 E Step Down Unit of McClellan Veteran's Hospital.
Funeral arrangements were by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.
William Charles Hester, 72, of North Little Rock died July 10, 2007 in Little Rock.
He was born July 24, 1934 in North Little Rock to the late William Louis and Elrena G. Harris Hester.
He served in the Navy and was a Baptist. He worked in the Federal Building for the government as a GSA administrator.
He was also preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Judith Addean Hester.
Survivors include children, Cliff C. Hester, Connie L. Wood, Cheryl A. Hester and Craig A. Hester; brother, Gerald R. Hester; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren and one expected-great-grandchild.
Graveside services were July 16 at Hester Cemetery in the Fairview Community.
Arrangements were by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.
Sharrell Tate (McClain), 61, of Hensley passed away on Monday, Jan. 29, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Little Rock.
She was born in Little Rock on July 11, 1945 to Luster V. Tate, Jr., and Bonnie Lyons Tate.
She was employed with the Little Rock School District for 19 years and was loved, respected and cherished by her family and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Bonnie Lyons Tate and a sister, Alicia Tate McCroskey.
She is survived by her beloved sons, Daron McClain and wife Missy, and Phillip McClain and wife Mary; a sister, Debbie Watkins and husband Ron; a brother, Steve Tate and wife Robin; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3 at First Baptist Church of Sherwood.
Immediately following the ceremony, friends and family are invited back to her home for a celebration of her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sharrell Tate memorial fund at any Metropolitan Bank.
Vernon Lee Mitchell, 55, of Little Rock died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 in Little Rock.
He was born Aug. 12, 1951 in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Floyd V. and Margie L. Swift Mitchell.
Vernon was a member of the Army National Guard.
He worked for Pulaski County School District for 26 years as student nutrition bakery district general manager.
He leaves behind his mother and father, Margie and Paul Mitchell of North Little Rock; a sister, Patti Bain and husband Kenneth of Vilonia; one brother, Ronnie Mitchell of North Little Rock; two daughters, Shannon McBroom and husband James of Pocahontas, and Natlie Adams and husband Gary of Conway.
Also eight grandchildren; two nieces; one nephew; two very special friends, Michael Harvey (his best friend and brother in life for 27 years) of Cabot and Connie Adams (a very dear friend for 26 years); a host of many other family members and a lot of friends.
All his family and friends knew him for his loving heart, his work ethic, his ability to make friends, and his loyalty to those that shared the same with him.
He had a heart as big as the sky for children.
He had a passion and first-class skill for hunting and fishing.
Vernon was a humble, quit, articulate man.
He was a man that could build and fix anything.
Vernon was a 'great man.'
His family and friends will miss him dearly and will never forget him.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 3 at Moore’s Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Rev. Dale Scott officiating.
Interment will follow in Vilonia Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.