CHARLESY HALEY SR.
Charles Eugene Haley Sr., 73, of McRae, left his earthly home to be with the Lord on May 27, 2006.
He was born May 19, 1933, to Carson and Dora Mapps Haley at Luxora.
His hobbies were rebuilding guns, fishing, gardening and woodworking.
He retired from Harding University and was a founding member of Gracepoint Church at Beebe.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Cecil Horace Haley and Carson Mayfield Haley.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley Vernon Haley; two sons, Charles Haley, Jr. and wife Charlotte of McRae, and David Haley and wife Shirley of Beebe; one daughter, Diane McCollum and husband Tom, of McRae; five grandchildren, Bethany Manuel and husband Eric of Cave City, Seth McCollum and wife Jaunte' of McRae, Megan Haley of Beebe, Cole Haley and Caitlin McCollum both of McRae; three great-grandchildren, Cris and Amy Reeve and Elijah Manuel.
His two surviving sisters are Vernice Wilson of Pocahontas and Louise Vincent of Glendale, Ariz.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.
Donnie Cleveland Watson, 45, of Cabot, passed away May 29, 2006.
He was born Aug. 10, 1960, in Mendota, Ill., to Joyce Parish and the late Carl Watson.
Also preceding him in death is one son Chad Watson; paternal ggrandparents, Lawrence and Grace Watson and maternal grandparents, Sherman and Onie Parish.
Survivors include his wife Donna; daughter, Ashley; two sons, Adam Watson of Cabot and Eric Jones of Fayetteville; his mother and stepfather, Joyce and Charlie Wingate of Cabot; sister, Phyllis Henry of Searcy; brother, Steve Watson of Romance, and two stepbrothers, Tommy and Richard Wingate of Cabot; along with many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday night.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Christ Worship Center with interment following at Romance Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.
Christine Jeanette Studer-Rehbach, 48, of Cabot, went to be with the Lord on May 26, 2006.
She was born April 5, 1958, in Oakland City, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Edward Studer; a grandson, Jonathan Jackson; and two grandfathers, Clarence Martin and John Eckert.
She is survived by her mother, Beulah Ray and step-father, H.L. Ray of Cabot; a son, Toby Rehbach and a daughter, Amy Jackson, both of Jacksonville; four grandsons, Justin, Jordan, Jeffery and Skyler; two brothers, Bill and (wife) Pat Studer of Jacksonville and David and (wife) Amy Studer of Cabot; a sister Katina Ray of Cabot; two grandmothers, Naomi Eckert of West Baden Springs, Ind., and Elizabeth Martin of Winslow, Ind., and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
Funeral services were held May 28 at Mt. Springs Baptist Church in Cabot with arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.
Tireless farmer, perfectionist, devoted husband, father of three, traveler, self-taught from the eighth grade, Carl Frederick Stecks went to be with the Lord at the age of 91 from a stroke and subsequent pneumonia.
He was born Nov. 25, 1914, to Carl Gustave and Minnie Bock Stecks in Stuttgart.
He was the son of early Arkansas settlers who introduced rice farming to the communities of Almyra and Crocketts Bluff.
He attended the Prairie Dell School, a one-room school north of Almyra and a three mile walk from the family farm.
In 1932, the Stecks family moved their machinery and livestock to a farm between Lonoke and Scott.
With wife and children he was named Farm Family of the Year for Arkansas in 1963.
Carl and wife of 68 years, Ida Mae, retired to Sherwood where he lived at the time of his death.
Preceding him in death were his beloved wife; parents; and brothers, William H. Stecks and Ervin G. Stecks.
Survivors are his sister, Eunice Watson; children, Carl 'Freddie' Jr. and Jane Stecks, Michael and Jo Anne Stecks, Brenda and Randall Smith; grandchildren, Carl Stecks, III, and sons, Carl, IV, and Ethan; Gregory Stecks; Leigh and Brendan Quirk and children, Lily, James and Ernest; Kevin and Alecia Stecks and daughter, Haven; Michael Stecks, Jr., and daughter, Kennedy; Ami Stecks, Sarah, Stephen, Ben and Eric Smith.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Lonoke United Methodist Church with interment in Lonoke Cemetery with arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.
Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lonoke United Methodist Church, Lonoke County Library, St. Jude Children's Hospital or a charity of choice.
Elmer Durward Shubert, 87, of Cabot passed away May 26, 2006.
He was born April 19, 1919, in Mt. Pleasant to the late Carl Carroll and Mary Frances Carmichael Shubert.
Shubert was a lifelong member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church.
He was a Petty Officer First Class in the Navy from 1938 to 1945.
He served our country in the Second World War in the South Pacific and was an Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Va.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, A. Aleene Chancey Shubert and his second wife, Murrel Moran Shubert; as well as two sisters, Dorothy Brannon and Elzera Gwin.
He is survived by his children, Dwight Shubert of North Little Rock and Kathy Ragar of Cabot; one sister, Maude Brannon of Cabot; two grandchildren, Heather Wagner of Monticello and Dr. Brent Ragar of Boston, Mass.
He is also survived by one niece, Barbara Raley of Sherwood, and four nephews, Thomas Brannon and Vernon Brannon, both of Cabot, Wayne Brannon of Jacksonville, and Kenny Gwin of San Diego, Calif.
Funeral services were held May 28 in the chapel of Cabot Funeral Home.
Burial followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
IRMA JEAN BOYD
Irma Jean Boyd, 71, of Austin, went to be with the Lord on May 27, 2006.
She was born July 2, 1934, to the late Russell Edison Davis and Ila Davis Johnson.
She was a member of Austin Station Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years.
She served as acting mayor of Austin, city recorder and served on the Austin City Council.
She was the editor of the Austin News for the Cabot Star Herald for many years.
She was a member of the Nail Benders for Jesus and Grannies On The Go.
She was a homemaker and a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother.
She is preceded in death by her father, Russell Davis and brother Leland Davis.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Kenneth L. Boyd; two sons, Benjamin Boyd of Mississippi and Kenny Boyd of Austin; three daughters, Marilyn Trammell of Mt. View, Carolyn Oakes of Ward and Vickie Harmon of Austin; her mother, Ila Johnson of Beebe; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jim Davis of Vilonia and Gary Davis of Beebe; three sisters, Laveda Freeman and Rachel Campbell, both of Beebe, and Deb McCormack of Little Rock.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Austin Station Baptist Church, with burial in Sylvania Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Rebsamen Home Health, 1400 Braden St., Jacksonville, Ark., 72076; Arkansas Hospice, 5600 West 12th St., Little Rock, Ark., 72204, or Austin Station Baptist Church, P.O. Box 130, Austin, Ark., 72007.
ALEX 'POP' BORYSCHTSCK
Alex 'Pop' Boryschtsck Sr., 81, of Cabot, passed away May 26, 2006.
Survivors include his son Alex, Jr.; grandson Alex Shane Boryschtsck, two great-grandchildren and his caregivers Alisha and Brian Brooks.
Memorial services were held Tuesday at Holiness Tabernacle in Cabot.
His family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Holiness Tabernacle.
Arrangements were by Thomas Funeral Service, Cabot.
Lucille M. Walters, 95, of Beebe died Oct. 12, 2006.
She was born July 6, 1911, at Butlerville, to William and Mary Gartrell Milner.
She is survived by one son, Charles Bass and wife Pauline; three grandchildren, Shirley Barnes, C. L. Bass and Diane Schlenker, all of Beebe; seven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Butlerville Cemetery.
Marvin A. Douglas, 72, of Jacksonville passed away Oct. 11, 2006.
He is survived by his daughter, Teresa and husband David Montgomery of Huntsville, Ala.; two sons, Michael and wife Madeline Douglas of Jacksonville and Timothy and wife Susan Douglas of Bentonville; three brothers, Buster Douglas, Richard Douglas and Dwight Douglas; a sister, Nancy Sullivan; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Chapel Hill Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Arkansas Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are by North Little Rock Funeral Home.