Billie Steven Collison
Billie Steven Collison, 42, Jacksonville passed away September 3, 2003. He believed God was his Saviour. He is survived by his mother Marie Collison; brother, Mike Collison; 4 sisters, Linda Plinske, Sandra Collison, Susan Collison, Rebecca Joy Mac Donald; brother-in-law, John Mac Donald; 4 children, Crystal Murphy, James Collison, Kathryn Collison, Stephen Collison; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Collison; sister, Kathy Collison; brother Lonnie Collison.
Visitation was Friday, Sept. 5 at Cabot Funeral Home. Funeral Services were Saturday, Sept. 6 at Cabot Funeral Home Chapel. He was buried at Shady Grove Cemetery
in Bald Knob. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home, 501-843-5816.
Ethel Campbell, 109, passed away April 29, 2003 in Sherwood. She is preceded in death by her husband, Archie Campbell, and one daughter, Linna O.Neil. She is survived by one niece, Mildred Rouse of Sherwood as well as four great-nieces and several great-great-nieces andnephews. Mrs. Campbell was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She was also a lifetime member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club and was chosen Woman of the Year at the age of 100.
Graveside funeral services were Friday at Graceland Cemetery
in Pine Bluff at 10 a.m. Friends visited from 3 - 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home, 501-843-5816.
Edith Jane Hill
Edith Jane Hill, 74, of Cabot passed away Sunday, May 4, 2003 in North Little Rock. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Tina Tines; two brothers; one sister. She is survived by her husband, Vaughn Hill; two sons, Michael and his wife, Amy Hill, of Cabot and Gregory Hill of Coweta, Oklahoma; one sister, Virginia January of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Heath and Rachel Hill, Brady and Jennifer Hill, Michael and Sabrina Hill, and Sarah Jane Hill; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were at Cabot Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at 10 a.m. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home, 501-843-5816.
Helen Rettig, age 81 of England, passed away April 29 in Lonoke. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary Hamon; her husband, James Rettig; and son, James Rettig. She is survived by one son, Harvey Rettig; two daughters, Mary Lee Milholland and Martha Martines; one sister, Mildred Sanders; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday at Cabot Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Friends visited from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home, 501-843-5816.
Beverly A. Blackmon
Beverly Ann Wendell Blackmon, age 67, of Jacksonville, died Sunday, May 4, 2003.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William E. Blackmon; daughter, Pamela K. Allison of Cabot; two sons, Michael K. Blackmon of Tulsa, Okla., William Greg Blackmon of North Little Rock; brother, Jerry D. Wendell of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were Wednesday, May 7, in the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. Entombment was in Chapel Oaks Mausoleum.
Memorials may be to the American Heart Association, 909 West 2nd Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72201.
Betty J. Hutchcraft
Betty J. Hutchcraft, 75, of Conway, died Saturday, May 3, 2003.
She was a retired manager of Cato Dress Shop. She was a member of St. Charles Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, John Hutchcraft of Conway; a daughter, Debbie Mohnkern of Fort Smith; a brother, Mike Williams of Jackson, Miss.; sisters, Elizabeth Odell Walls of Conway, Tommie Williams of Cabot, and Betty Guest of Hayesville, N.C.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were May 5, at Roller-Mc-Nutt Funeral Home, Conway, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Genevieve Jethro, age 76, died Saturday.
She was a retired nurse’s assistant, a Baptist, and member of the VFW Woman’s Auxiliary.
Survivors are: son, John of Heber Springs; daughters, Kathryn Spinks Galloway of Beebe and Carol Ann Thompson Holland of Ward; brother, James Smith of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday, Olmstead Chapel, Heber Springs, and interment, Cleburne County Memorial Gardens.
Ealnor Jackson, 70, of Austin, died Sunday, April 27.
She is survived by four sons, Ricky, John, Rex and Robert Latourrette; two daughters, Marsha Parish and Tosha Hannah; one brother, Jimmy Wooldrige; three sisters, Corrina Backus, Lucille Williams and Willie Gene Branch; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be graveside at Beebe City Cemetery
Saturday. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home.
Joseph Lee Ashby
Joseph Lee “Joe” Ashby, age 19, died Thursday, April 24, 2003.
He was an employee of Burger King in Cabot and attended the Church of Christ.
Survivors are his father and stepmother, Richard Dale and Maggie Ashby of Russell; his mother and stepfather, Peggy and David Smith of Beebe; a brother, Richard Dale Ashby of Maumelle; his paternal grandfather, Arthur “Ott” Ashby of Augusta; his maternal grandmother, Mildred Osier Ripley of Augusta; his paternal great-grandmother, Helen Branum of Cardwell, Mo.; three stepbrothers and three stepsisters.
Funeral services were May 1, at the Grace Baptist Church in Augusta, with burial following in Augusta Memorial Park by Powell Funeral Home of Bald Knob-Judsonia.
Sadie Barnes, 91, Clarksville died Sunday.
Survivors, daughter, Faye Vickery, Bryant; sons, Jeffrey Barnes, Cabot, Otis Barnes, Arlington, Tenn., Stan Barnes, New Park Richey, Fla.; sister, Norma Best, Empire, Ala.; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Services were Wednesday, Hardwicke Funeral Chapel. Burial, Woodland Cemetery.
Phyllis Jean Helms
Phyllis Jean Karr Helms, age 52, of Stuttgart died Tuesday.
She was employed by Layne Arkansas for over 25 years.
Survivors are her husband, Michael J. Helms; one son, Jerry Helms of Benton ; three daughters, Jennie Mc-Daniel and Michele Cash both of Cabot, Nikki Helms of Stuttgart; her mother, Loretta Dooley; four brothers; five sisters; and four grandchildren.
Services were Thursday at Turpin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Lone Tree Cemetery
Mary Viola Harrell
Mary Viola Adams Harrell, 94, of Cabot died Tuesday.
Services were Friday in the chapel of Roller-McNutt Conway with burial in Cypress Valley Cemetery.
Anna Lea Hankins
Anna Lea Jennings Hankins, age 61, of Carlisle died Tuesday.
She was retired from Remington, and was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors are two sons, Tracy Robison of Jacksonville, Andy Hankins of Carlisle; two daughters, Shelia Ball of Humnoke and Martha Ford of Lonetree, Iowa; her parents, Robert and Jimmie Sue Covington of Hickory Plains; her father Basil Jennings Sr. of Lonoke; two brothers, J.C. Jennings of North Little Rock and Basil “Butch” Jennings Jr. of Carlisle; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday at Turpin Funeral Home Chapel in Stuttgart with burial in Carlisle Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Carlisle Public Library.
James F. Marshall
James Frances Marshall, age 77, of Ward, died April 30, 2003.
She taught at Warren Dupree Elementary School in Jacksonville for 26 years. She was a member of First Baptist of Ward.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James Calvin Marshall of Ward; and five children, Elizabeth Barrett of Cabot, Martha Thomas of Jonesboro, J.C. Marshall of Lowell, Anita Cochran and Allen Marshall of Ward; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Wondle Chamblee, Dewey Chamblee, Joe Chamblee; and sisters, Molene Cook, Emma Madding and Laura Eubanks.
Funeral services were May 2, at the First Baptist Church of Ward. Burial was in Apple Hill Cemetery.
Fern Marie Posey
Fern Marie Posey of Dallas, Texas, died April 26, 2003.
She was a licensed beautician in Carlisle, a member of the Eastern Star, 25-year supervisor of data entry at Lone Star Gas Co. in Dallas and a longtime member of Wilshire Baptist Church.
Survived by daughters, Virginia Ridenhour, and Patricia Prindle Walter; six grandsons; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Elsie Johnson of Mena.
Graveside services were May 3, at Edgewood Memorial Park in North Little Rock.