Nancy Lee Utz, 62, of Cabot, formerly of Jackson, Mich., went to be with her Lord Oct. 27, 2006, at Hospice Care Inpatient Center in Little Rock after a long battle with cancer.
She was born July 21, 1944 in Kalamazoo, Mich.
She is survived by her best friend and husband of 22 years, David R. Utz; daughters, Lura Soles of Gregory, Mich., and Angie Fields of Jackson, Mich.; son, Larry Gilbert of Jackson, Mich.; sister, Joann and husband Irv Freck of Cabot; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service is being planned.
Cremation arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service.
Our sweet precious Canon Andrew Norman, 4, was taken to heaven on Oct. 21, 2006.
He was an inspiration to all who knew him.
Canon fought his whole life with a congenital heart defect and went through numerous surgeries.
He underwent a heart transplant Sept. 16, at Arkansas Children's Hospital.
He fought for five weeks in the cardiac intensive care unit. Canon's smiling face touched so many lives in his brief four years.
Although his body was weak, Canon continued to run, play and laugh.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandfathers, Charles Dress and Joe Norman.
He will forever be missed by his mother, Carla Norman; older brother, Chase, and sister, Kamryn Norman of Cabot; his father, Brian Norman of North Little Rock; his meme, Sue Pettey of Cabot, and papaw, Chuck Drees of Cabot, and papaw, Ron Pettey of Jacksonville; his great-grandparents, Lola Drees of Cabot and Billie Norman of North Little Rock; his aunt and uncle, Tonya and Doug Drees of Cabot; uncle, Scott Drees of Sheridan, and his cousins, Kelsey and Ashley Drees of Cabot and many more family and friends.
Funeral services were Oct. 25 at Levy Church of Christ in North Little Rock.
Arrangements were by Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home in North Little Rock.
John W. Abernathy, 72, of Beebe passed away Oct. 4, 2006 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born June 25, 1934, in Birta to John Opal and Mary Lillian Williams Abernathy.
He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Louise Abernathy of Beebe; three daughters, Deborah Mills of Beebe, Susi Abernathy of North Little Rock and Cassie Gemes of Seattle, Wash.; one son, J. J. Abernathy of Sherwood; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his sister, Joyce McPherson of North Little Rock.
Family received friends Oct. 6 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Stoney Point Cemetery.
Judith Marie Hermanson, 62, passed away Oct. 2, 2006, at her home in Jacksonville.
She was born June 6, 1944 to Howard Roberts and Mary A. Endriss in Los Angeles County, Calif.
She was a longstanding member of Alcoholics Anonymous, whose love and compassion helped many people to a better life.
Survivors include her sons, Stephen G. Espy of Seattle, Wash., and Kevin D. McLaughlin of Benton; a daughter, Deborah L. McLaughlin of Mont Claire, Calif.; one brother, Frank Sheppard of North Little Rock; grandchildren, Tyler, Joshua, Devon, Nathaniel, Stephen and Amber; as well as many other friends and family.
Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at 119 North Spring Street - the AA Building - in Jacksonville.
Joe Williams Jr.
Joe Williams Jr., 84, of Jacksonville went to be with the Lord Oct. 5, 2006, in North Little Rock.
He was born Nov. 8, 1921 in England to the late Joe and Ellen Blankenship Williams Sr.
He was retired from the United States Army and was a retired truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his son, Richard Williams and three brothers.
Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Esther Williams of the home; his children, Sherry and husband Art Emrich of Ward, Joel and wife Linda Williams of Jacksonville, Phillip and wife Peggy Williams of Stockbridge, Ga., Robert and wife Amanda Williams of Virginia Beach, Va., Ellen Myers and husband Chris of Rex, Ga.; one brother, Richard and wife Barbara Williams of Keo; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arkansas Hospice.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tommy Williams and Robert Williams officiating.
Burial will follow in the Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery.
Rolly Bacus Jr.
Rolly Milton Bacus, Jr., 51, died Oct. 2, 2006.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Bacus; children, Rolly Milton Bacus III and Carrie Brocchus of Cabot; two sisters, Phyllis and Sue and five grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Oct. 6 at Carlisle Church of Christ.
Arrangements were by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.
C. Wayne Patrom, 57, of Cabot died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006.
He was a telecommunications expert.
He worked 18 years for the Cabot Public Schools and recently at the Pine Bluff Arsenal.
He was a member of Faith Christian Center and an ordained minister.
Patrom is survived by his wife, Patti Patrom of Cabot; one son, Corey Wayne and wife Toni Patrom of Ward; one daughter, Shawn Pack of Cabot; two stepdaughters, Jamie and husband Michael Gault of Ward and Kristi Cockrell of Cabot; four granddaughters, Kilah and Chloe Patrom and Taylor and Sidney Pack; and one sister, Beverly Chapman of Frisco, Texas.
Family received friends Oct. 6 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at Faith Christian Center in Cabot.
Bobbe Lynn Johnson, 70, of Lonoke passed away Feb. 25, 2007 in Little Rock.
She was born Sept. 4, 1936 in Lincoln, Neb., to Orville and Norine Marshall.
Survivors include her children, Kimberly Green of Lonoke, Robin Johnson of California, Lois Clark of Cuba, and Christopher and Gregory Johnson both of Colorado; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 3 at Moore's Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville.
Donations may be made to the family for expenses.
Vertis Parker, 74, of Sherwood died March 1, 2007.
She was born May 16, 1932 at Ward to George and Maggie Forsyth Ingram.
She was an active member of her church and Eastern Star, and enjoyed bowling.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Wallace Ingram; and sister, Betty Jeanne Womack.
Vertis is survived by her husband of 45 years, Ed Parker; two daughters, Laura Hammock and husband Charles of San Antonio, Texas, and Carol Simmons and husband Mike of Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Artis Jones of Baltimore; three grandchildren, Sarah Hammock, Maggie and Shawn Simmons; nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at Sylvan Hills United Methodist Church with burial in Monk Cemetery.
Bessie Lee 'Jobe' Norman, 93, died March 1, 2007 in Beebe.
She was born Oct. 19, 1913 in Mt. Vernon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orlan; her parents Bradley and Mae Ussery Jobe and her brothers, Farris, Madison, and Bradley Jr.
She is survived by a daughter Bessie Mae Griffin and husband Robert of Cabot; a son, Jimmie D. and wife Ruby of Jupiter, Florida; four grandchildren, Brent B. Norman, Shela Norman, Leslie Griffin and Bradley Griffin; six great grandchildren and one great-great grandson.
She participated in many activities and positions of leadership in her church both at Romance and Beebe until her health declined.
The pastor and/or visiting pastor always knew where there was a good home-cooked meal in the oven.
Many people in White County, especially the members at Romance, will remember Bessie Lee's faithful service and leadership in the White County Home Demonstration Club.
She was honored for over 50 years of membership and leadership by the County Council.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4 in the chapel of Roller-Daniel Funeral Home in Searcy with burial following in the Romance Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to the Hospice of White County Chapter at 112 Brantley Road Searcy, Ark. 72143.