Gertrude "Trudy" Nichols (Scott)
October 10, 1910 - October 1, 2007
Gertrude "Trudy" Scott Nichols, 96, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away Monday, October 1, 2007 at Davis Life Care Center East.
A daughter of the late William M. and Cannie Rains Scott, she was born October 10, 1910 in Fort Townson, Oklahoma. She was reared and received her early education in the Kelso Community and McGehee, Arkansas attending the Desha County School System.
She worked as a caretaker and nanny, caring for the elderly in their homes and children for over 30 years. She had lived in Camden, Arkansas for several years until her retirement in 1984, then moving to Pine Bluff.
She was a member of the Apostolic Church in Pine Bluff. She had also served as a Sunday school teacher at the Assembly of God Church in McGehee.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carter H. Nichols; her children, Sherrie Tedder Riley and William J. Tedder; two sisters, Nettie Summers and Lenora Glover; and three brothers James, Thomas, and Huey P. Scott.
She is survived by her granddaughters, Susan Riley Bitely and her husband M.H. Bitely III, of Grady, Arkansas and Kathryn Scott and her husband Tim, of Pocahontas, Arkansas; five great grandchildren, M.H. "Hamilton" Bitely IV, Julianne Bitely both of Little Rock, Arkansas, Christina Baker of Winter Haven, Florida, Ryan Scott and Brynne Ellen Scott both of Fayetteville, Arkansas; two sisters Mildred Rowell and Opal Cox both of Houston, Texas and her long time friend and care taker Helen Deniston, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 from 5 - 7 PM at Robinsonís. Graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 4, 2007 at McGehee Cemetery
in McGehee, Arkansas with the Reverend M. A. Moore officiating. Arrangements by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Home.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Apostolic Church, 7606 Dolphin Drive, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 71603.
James Douglas Doster
November 19, 1969 - September 29, 2007
United States Army Sergeant First Class James Douglas Doster, 37, of Fort Riley, Kansas, died September 29, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq, while serving his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He was born November 19, 1969, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, a son of Charles C. Doster, Jr. and Billie K. Doster.
SFC Doster was raised and received his education in White Hall, graduating from White Hall High School. He also attended Hendrix College in Conway.
He was baptized at Lakeside Methodist Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He was a loving and devoted husband and father.
SFC Doster was Platoon Sergeant for 1st Platoon B Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. He also served in Operation Desert Storm.
Survivors include his wife, Amanda Lynn Doster, whom he married on December 9, 2000, in Grand Junction, Colorado; two daughters, Kathryn and Grace Doster; his mother, Billie Doster of White Hall; and a brother, Robert Doster of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles C. Doster, Jr.
The family will receive friends, 5 to 7 PM, Wednesday, at Robinson's.
Funeral services will be 2 PM, Thursday, October 11, 2007, at Lakeside United Methodist Church, with Reverend Jim Brooks officiating. There will be no burial at this time.
Arrangements handled by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors.
Joyce M. Myers
May 19, 1934 - October 3, 2007
Joyce M. Myers, 73, of Dumas, died Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at home.
She was born May 19, 1934 in Sherrill to Wylie and Maggie Elkins Brazeale. Mrs. Myers was reared and received her early education in Pastoria and Sherrill, graduating from Linwood High School in 1952.
Mrs. Myers worked as the manager for the EZ Food Store in Broadmoor in the 1960s. She owned and operated several family businesses in the 1970s and 1980s before beginning her career with the Pine Bluff School District as a teacherís aid in 1983. She retired in 1994 as the secretary for the Pine Bluff School District Assistant Superintendent.
She was a member of Landmark Baptist Church in Gould and a past member of the ABWA Saracen Chapter in Pine Bluff.
Mrs. Myers was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert S. Myers, whom she married October 5, 1992 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee; parents; and a grandson, Tyler Curtis.
Survivors include three daughters, Cindy Curtis of Little Rock, Sandy Staggs of Grady and Leigh Rogers of Dumas; two brothers, Don Brazeale of Tamo and Gary Brazeale of Star City; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M., Friday, October 5, 2007 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Dr. William "Dubs" Byers officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until service time at Robinsonís.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 6635, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71611 or Arkansas Hospice, 5600 West 12th St., Little Rock, Arkansas 72204.
Evelyn Wilson (Maples)
September 21, 1928 - October 5, 2007
Evelyn Wilson, 79, a long time resident of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away Friday, October 5, 2007 at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village, Arkansas.
The daughter of the late Arlin "Bud" and Vera West Maples, she was born September 21, 1928 in Jefferson County, Arkansas. She was reared and received her early education in Pine Bluff, a 1947 graduate of Watson Chapel High School.
She was a Stanley Home Products dealer for over 20 years retiring in 2004. She was a member of the American Business Womenís Association and received the Business Woman of the Year award. She was and active member of Matthews Memorial Baptist Church and a GA Leader there. She was also very active in her community, when her children were young she was a Girl Scout, Cub Scout and 4-H Leader, and also served as president of the Sulphur Springs PTA. She was a member of the Watson Chapel Alumni Assocation and the Order of the Eastern Star. In the 1940ís she sang on a local radio show. She was a Member of the Extension Homemakers for over 50 years. She was an accomplished cook and loved gardening. She was a caring, loving and out going person who loved people and never met a stranger. She welcomed all her children's friends in to her home and was often known for feeding all who were there.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Joe Willmon.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Johnny A. Wilson, whom she married August 1, 1948; one daughter and son-in-law, Debby and Greg Bland, of Lake Village, Arkansas; three sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Shirley Wilson, of Redfield, Arkansas, Johnny Arlin and Jackie Wilson, of Jefferson, Arkansas, and Joey and Penny Wilson, of White Hall, Arkansas; ten grandchildren, Michelle Green, Kristy Dickey, Brock Bland, Maleei House, Jania Brown, Jaclyn Lewis, Ryan Arlin Wilson, Joseph Wilson, Marly Naron and Evan Wilson; and ten great-grandchildren, Tea and Mina Bland, Jon Brandon and Gage House, Christian Brown, Zachery, Zander and Trinity Lewis and Megan and Sawyer Dickey.
The family will receive friends from 2 - 4 PM Sunday, October 7, 2007 at Robinsonís. Services will be held Monday, October 8, 2007 at 2:00 PM at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Shell Cemetery
at Grapevine in Grant County.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Jefferson County 4-H Clubs.
Phillip "Phil" Maze
November 9, 1931 - October 6, 2007
Phillip "Phil" Maze, 75, of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia died Saturday, October 6, 2007 at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
He was born November 9, 1931 in Muscatine, Iowa, son of the late Phillip Charles Maze and Illa Hurley Maze Wenzel. Mr. Maze was reared and received his early education in Janesville, Wisconsin, graduating from Janesville High School. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. While in the Navy, Mr. Maze was stationed in Guam for two years and on the USS Karin for two years.
Mr. Maze worked with heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and electrical installation and repair most of his adult life. He worked for Commercial Refrigeration for five years and then Witte Barker Refrigeration for another five years, both in Beloit, Wisconsin. Mr. Maze then owned and operated Phil's Refrigeration in Janesville, Wisconsin for 22 years.
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Janesville, Wisconsin for many years and later St. Luke Lutheran Church in Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Maze was a life member of the VFW, member of the South Central Wisconsin Builders Association and member of the Refrigeration Services and Engineering Society. He enjoyed bowling, golfing and flying.
Mr. Maze was preceded in death by his step-father, Fritz Wenzel.
Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 53 years, Faye Bryant Maze, whom he married November 13, 1954 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James G. Bryant and his wife, Linda of Rising Fawn, Georgia.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, October 10, 2007 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Dr. W.C. Burns officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6-8 P.M. at Robinson's.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 210 S. Ringold St., Janesville, Wisconsin 73545; Kienow-Hilt VFW Post 1621, PO Box 2140, Janesville, Wisconsin 53547; or UAMS ALS Research Center, Attn: Cathy Sanders, 4301 West Markham #716, Little Rock, AR 72205.
Mary Elizabeth Dodd
June 28, 1911 - October 6, 2007
Mary Elizabeth Dodd, 96, of Pine Bluff, died Saturday, October 6, 2007 at Trinity Village Medical Center.
She was born June 28, 1911 in Rison, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Andrew McConnel Coleman and Ella Tyce Coleman.
Mrs. Dodd moved to Jefferson County with her family in 1919 and attended Whiteville and Watson Chapel schools.
She married the late J.C. Dodd June 9, 1934 in Pine Bluff. He preceded her in death May 16, 1984.
Mrs. Dodd was also preceded in death by one sister, Fannie Bruce Coleman Ashcraft and one brother, Joe Coleman.
Survivors include one son, Reverend Jay Coleman Dodd of Cincinnati, Ohio; two grandchildren, Kristi McKown of Springdale, Arkansas and Matthew Edmund of Boardman, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews of whom she was very fond.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, October 10, 2007 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend Jay Coleman Dodd and Reverend Jim Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in Bellwood Annex Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM at Robinsonís.
Memorials may be made to Lakeside United Methodist Church, 1500 Olive St., Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601.
George W. Walker
May 20, 1925 - October 7, 2007
George W. Walker, 82, a resident of Lake Village and formerly of Pine Bluff, died Sunday, October 7, 2007, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
Born May 20, 1925, in Pine Bluff, he was a son of Wade and Beatrice Boyt Walker.
Mr. Walker was reared and received his early education in Pine Bluff. After graduation from Pine Bluff High School, he joined the United States Navy and served until 1946. While in the Navy he married Faye Ault. After being discharged he went to work for Arkansas Power and Light and worked his way to the position of District Manager for the Southeast Arkansas District.
He retired from Arkansas Power and Light in 1984.
Mr. Walker was a member and deacon of the Lake Village Presbyterian Church. He was a Master Mason with 50 years service, a 50 year Shriner, Chapter Chairman for the Southeast Arkansas American Red Cross, past president and board member of the Lake Village Chamber of Commerce, past member of the Lake Village Fire Department, past president of the Chicot County Fair Association, 1957 Man of the Year in Eudora, and 1971 Man of the Year in Lake Village.
Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his parents, and one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Sikora.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Faye Ault Walker of Lake Village; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and David Hunter of Lake Village; granddaughter and husband, Carrie and Chris Pieroni; grandson and wife, David and Nell Hunter; grandsons, James Taylor Hunter and Anthony Sikora; granddaughter and husband, Karen and Scott Standridge; granddaughter and husband, Rebecca and Adam Jennings; granddaughter, Elizabeth Sikora; eight great-grandchildren.
The visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at Ralph Robinson & Son.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Thursday, October 11, 2007, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend Charles Spillyards officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery
by Ralph Robinson & Son.
Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Lake Village, Lake Village, Arkansas.
Prentiss Samuel Dickey
August 10, 1919 - October 9, 2007
Prentiss S. Dickey, 87, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
A son of the late Prentiss Willis and Marie Wasserman Dickey, he was born October 10, 1919, in Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Dickey was reared and received his early education in Toledo, graduating from DeVillibis High School.
He joined the United States Air Force, serving in the Millitary Police. He worked for the South Field Schools in South Field Michigan as a pool maintance personnel for over 23 years. He was also the owner of two gas stations in South Field.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Arlene Condray Dickey, a sister Betty Marie Burnius and a brother Robert Dickey.
He is survived by a brother Kenneth Dickey, of Waterville, Ohio, a nephew Robert Bernius of Toledo, Ohio and two dear friends and care givers Mark and Linda Qualls of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
There will be no services at this time. Arrangements by Ralph Robinson & Son.
Memorials may be made to the Jefferson County Humane Society, P.O. Box 2233, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 71611 or the American Heart Association, 909 West 2nd Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201.