Mark Swetman, 56, of Beebe died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006.
He was born Sept. 6, 1950, in Chicago, Ill., to Harry and Clare Swetman.
He was a wonderful husband and a great Dad.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Roe, and his son, Sheldon, both of Beebe; one sister, Mary Jo Garcia; and two brothers, Paul Swetman and J.R. Swetman, all of Albequerque, N.M. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.
Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 at Westbrook Funeral Home.
Fitnat Bates, 41, of Cabot departed this life on Friday, Sept. 29, 2006.
She was born on December 20, 1964 in Izmir, Turkey.
Fitnat was a devoted wife, caring mother, and beloved by all with whom she came in contact.
She is survived by her sons, Umut and Baris Engin, her husband, Daniel Bates and many friends and relatives around the world.
Her strong and tolerant personality was shaped by her devotion to the Islamic faith.
Services will be held in Izmir, Turkey.
Arrangements are by Roller-Chenal Funeral Home in Little Rock.
Perry M. Wright, 74, of Jacksonville passed away on Sept. 29, 2006.
He was born Jan. 7, 1932.
He was retired from Davis Rubber Company after 40 years.
He is survived by two nieces, Dana Kohrs of Cabot and Mary Kilpatrick of Ward; one nephew, Coy Wright of New York; a sister-in-law, Sadie Wright of Cabot; two special cousins, Edna Brockinton of Cabot and A.C. Carmical of Spring, Texas.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff at Woodland Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their loving care.
A graveside service was held Oct. 2, at Harmony Cemetery, Hwy. 89 in Faulkner County, with the Rev. Melburn Hill officiating.
Arrangements were by North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main Street.
Lorna Lea Parrish, 51, of Carlisle, formerly of Concord, N.C., died March 21, 2007.
She is survived by her son, William Parrish and wife Melanie Houchens-Parrish of Carlisle and daughter, Jennifer Parrish of Salisbury, NC.
Memorial services will be held at Carlisle First United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24.
Services will be officiated by the Rev. Jay Culpepper.
Raymond Eugene Clair, Sr., 65, of Jacksonville passed away March 22, 2007.
He was born June 17, 1941 in Helena, the son of Cleveland and Gladys Little Clair.
Survivors include his wife, Sena Mae Clair of Jacksonville; two sons, Raymond Eugene Clair, Jr. and Sean Anthony Clair, both of Jacksonville; two daughters, Pamela Michelle Morris of Jacksonville and Sena Renae' Harman of Olathe, Kansas; five grandchildren, Angela Clair and Michael Ray Morris of Jacksonville, Karlee Clair of Sherwood, Jared Burns and Nichole Harman of Olathe, Kansas; and one brother, William Cleveland Clair of Jacksonville.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 24 with the family receiving friends from 5 to 8 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at Victory Baptist Church in Cabot with Bro. Ben Leonard officiating.
Otha 'Junior' Gunn, 78, of Ward passed away March 21, 2007 in North Little Rock.
He was born July 15, 1928 to the late Otha and Ernestine Holden Gunn in Zion.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Milton Gunn.
Junior was of the Baptist faith and owned and operated Asher Avenue Welding.
He was also a member of Brady Lodge #753 and was a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite Temple.
Junior is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Rachel Corder Gunn; four children, Freddy Gunn and his wife Thelma of Little Rock, Dennis Gunn of Cabot, Cecil Gunn and his wife Darlene of Lonoke, and Kenny Gunn and his wife Regina of Cabot; sisters, Flo Jared of Hot Springs, Jean Vaught of Hickory Ridge, and Marie Smithers of Russellville; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at Old Carlisle Cemetery with Bro. Terry Fortner and Bro. Jimmy Huffman officiating.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Moore's Cabot Funeral Home.
John Calhoun Hudnall, 81, of Jacksonville passed away March 21 in West Memphis.
He was born July 16, 1925 to the late Felix and Maggie Hudnall in Marianna.
He was preceded in death by his son, John C. Hudnall Jr. as well as five brothers.
He proudly served his country during the Second World War in the Navy.
He is survived by his daughter, Norma Jean Harswell and her husband Elvie of Jacksonville; a sister, Louise McCarty of Russellville; five grandchildren, Jimmy and Brian Harswell and Donovan, Sean and Chris Hudnall; one niece, Sue; and one nephew, Larry.
The family will receive friends at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 26.
Private funeral services will be at the Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery at a later date.
Robbie Lee Pipkin, 64, of Jacksonville died March 18, 2007.
He was born Oct. 25, 1942 at Edinburg, Texas, to Charles and Myrtle Thomas Pipkin.
He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Diane Pipkin; one son, Damon Pipkin of Beebe; one daughter, Connie Bailey of Mayflower; four grandchildren; three sisters, Jean Ashton of Texas, Virginia Stewart of Alaska and Patsy Hitchcock of Texas; cousins, Willard Crain, Doris, and Rita.
Cremation arrangements will be by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.
Mary Ann Burnett, 60, of Sheridan, formerly of Beebe, died March 19, 2007.
She was born Nov. 18, 1946, at Coy to Jessie and Faye Maupins Hicks.
She was a dedicated employee at First Security Bank in Beebe for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Burnett; her mother; and one sister, Dorothy Johnson.
She is survived by one son, Jonathan Burnett of Sheridan; her father, Jessie Hicks of England; three sisters, Jessie Staton of Sheridan, Peggy Baker of England, and Debbie Carlock of North Little Rock; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were March 21 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.
Lorena Schieffer of McRae died March 22, 2007 on her 96th birthday.
She was a housewife and a member of McRae First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Schieffer; and her granddaughter, Ann Judkins.
She is survived by two daughters, Mildred Harvey of Texas; and Nell Clements and husband Derek of Florida; three great-grandsons and one great-great-granddaughter.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24 at Antioch Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.
Verna Ola Campbell, 89, died June 20, 2007 at Golden Years Manor in Lonoke.
She was born Sept. 30, 1917 to the late Rebecca Jane and John Wesley Gentry in Cookston, Okla.
She was a member of Panola Baptist Church and a Westinghouse retiree.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Campbell, son Johnny Campbell and wife Sylvia Campbell and many brothers and sisters.
Survivors include a son, Fletcher Campbell of Lonoke; daughter, Peggy Kilpatrick and husband Gerald of Germantown, Tenn.; step-daughter, Barbara Lucas and husband Jay of Lonoke; daughter-in-law, Lucille Campbell of Mayflower; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Hazel Akins of Lonoke, and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were at Concord Cemetery by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.