James Jackson, Jr.
James Elemendorph Jackson, Jr., 57, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 30, 2007.
He was born in Grenada, Miss., on November 10, 1949.
James was a retired Sherwood police officer of 15 years.
He also served our country in the Army.
He was an avid hunter and spent a lot of his spare time at his favorite home away from home in Clinton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mattie Lee Jackson, and a brother, Sonny Jackson, all of Grenada, Miss.
He leaves behind a loving family: a wife of 28 years, Sandra Jackson; one son, James E. Jackson, III; and a daughter, Amber Lee, all of Cabot; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Bobby Childress of Houston, Miss.; one grandson, Tyler, also of Houston, Miss.; one brother and sister-in-law, Archie and Laura Jackson of Cabot; along with many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends who will miss him dearly.
Funeral services will be 1 pm Saturday, Feb. 3 at Zion Hill Baptist Church at the intersection of Hwy 89 and Hwy 107.
Interment will be private.
Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.
Hollis Opal Yearber, 90, of Cabot died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007.
She was born May 23, 1916 in Red Bay, Ala., to the late Tom. F. and Elzada Long Cassaway.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis Monroe Yearber; sons, Raymond and Jerry Yearber; seven brothers and sisters; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Yearber was a member of Stanfill Baptist Church.
Survivors include sons, Arlis Ray Yearber of Jacksonville, Edward Yearber and his wife Cathy of Cabot, Dale Yearber and his wife Debbie of Cabot, and Hoyt Yearber and his wife Charlotte of Flippen; seventeen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at Stanfill Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Davis officiating.
Interment will follow in Stanfill Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.
Florence Medelle, 96, of Cabot passed away Jan. 30, 2007.
She was born Aug. 28, 1910 in Tupper Lake, N. Y., to the late George and Paula Miner.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold in 1981; one son, Richard in 1986; her parents, and three brothers.
Survivors include one daughter, Eileen Terry and husband John of Cabot; two sons, Harold Medelle of Cabot, and Lee Medelle and wife Mary of Grand Saline, Texas; thirteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
A private mass will be held in Florida at a later date.
Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.
Maggie Jane Hawks, 86, of Vilonia went peacefully to be with the Lord on Jan. 31, 2007.
Maggie was born Dec. 29, 1920 in Dover to Wade Hampton Elliott and Oza Florence Elliott.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Roy Hawks.
Maggie was best known as a loving mom and Mamaw.
She is survived by her daughter, Sara Jane Chadwick of Vilonia, and her son, Eddie R. Hawks and wife Deborah of Vilonia.
Maggie was most proud of her six loving grandchildren: Kevin Hawks, Kristi Smith, Natalie Hawks, and Bryan and Jami Hawks all of Vilonia; Sarah Beth and Arthur Harvey, of Fort Worth, Texas; and Dee Anne West of Tennessee.
Maggie also loved all of her seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She leaves to cherish her memory one brother, J.D. Elliott of Texarkana, Texas, and one sister, Oza Bell Knox of Lonoke.
Maggie worked at Franklin Electric in Jacksonville until her retirement.
She was a member of North Jacksonville Church of Christ. Maggie was a talented seamstress and loved gardening and quilting.
Most of all Maggie loved worshipping the Lord.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 4 at North Jacksonville Church of Christ with LeRoy Wood officiating.
Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.
James Leroy Moore, 83, of Jacksonville died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007.
He was born August 28, 1923 in Lynnville, Ind., to the late James Earl and Sarah K. Young Moore.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers.
Moore was a retired chief warrant officer from the U.S. Air Force.
He was an avid gardener, artist and a great lover of music.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Mae Moore of Jacksonville; a son, Michael Moore and his wife Alice of Kingston, Tenn.; a daughter, Marti Curtis of Jacksonville; a sister, Catherine Wilson of Lynnville, Ind.; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 4 in Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville with Michael Moore officiating.
Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.
James W. Huskey, 55, of Jacksonville passed away Jan. 28, 2007.
He was born Sept. 6, 1951 in Aberdeen, Miss., to the late Delos and Sarah Huskey.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bobby Huskey.
Survivors include two daughters, Melissa Sullivan of Carlisle, and Jessica Huskey of Jacksonville; four grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Holcomb of Becker, Miss., and many other family members and friends.
Graveside services were Feb. 2 at Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were by Thomas Funeral Service.
Mattie Ruth Noah, 64, of Cabot passed away July 29, 2007.
She was born on Aug. 14, 1942 to Troy and Mattie Chadwick Wilkins.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Dodson; two brothers, Jimmy Wilkins and Jerry Wilkins and three great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her loving husband, Mearlon Noah, Sr. of Cabot; six children, Ronnie Craft and wife Terrie of Redfield, Donnie Dodson and wife Tiffany of Cabot, Darrell Dodson of Cabot, Mearlon Noah, Jr. and Randall Noah of North Little Rock and David Noah of Cabot; her parents, Troy and Mattie Wilkins of Sherwood; two brothers, Troy and wife Sandy Wilkins and Charles and wife Maudie Wilkins; one sister, Ann and husband Rick Tyler; one sister-in-law, Jean Wilkins; eight grandchildren, Johnathan Craft, Crystal Craft, Elaine Noah, Brandy Noah, Madison Dodson, Whitney Dodson, Sarah Craft and Matthew Dodson; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel with James Bancroft and Henry McDaniels officiating.
Burial will follow at Harmony Cemetery.
Minnie Bell 'Sissy' Fowler, 71, of Beebe departed July 29, 2007 at 7:47 p.m, surrounded by loved ones, to join her Lord and Savior.
She fought cancer with her indomitable spirit, never complained or shed a tear.
Her strength, courage and grace were always abounding.
Sissy was known as a loving wife and mother and doting grandmother who loved to play basketball, baseball, video games and cards with her grandsons when they were young.
She was a member of Garner Baptist Church.
She was a cosmetologist, an avid Razorbacks fan, an excellent seamstress and an amazingly optimistic, encouraging and loyal friend - she will be profoundly missed.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Edgar and Ruby Price; her brother, Dallas Price; and grandson, Tyler Jordan Fowler.
She is survived by her husband, Benny J. Fowler; one daughter, Brenda Luebke and husband Mark of Little Rock; one son, Tim Fowler and Kim of Beebe; three grandsons, Derek and Dustan Fowler and Brandon Luebke; one sister, Barbara Rawls and husband John of Higginson; and one brother, James Price and wife Deanie of Mt. Washington, Ky.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with burial in Beebe Cemetery.