Martha Ann Jackson
Martha Ann Jackson, 73, of Little Rock, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002.
She was a Past Grand Matron of the Order of Eastern Star of Arkansas, member of OES Brady Chapter #634, and was of the Baptist Faith.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Bob R. Jackson Sr. of Little Rock; one son, Bob R. Jackson Jr. of Alexander; two brothers, Robert Riley of Cabot and Thomas M. Riley of Independence, Mo.; one sister, Carol Baber of Waco, Texas; and five grandchildren.
A gathering in remembrance of her was held Saturday, Jan. 12, at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth. The Order of Eastern Star performed the graveside service at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
George “Sonny” Mitchell, age 62, of Jacksonville, died Jan. 8, 2002.
He was retired from George Brown Wrecker Service.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Shirley Mitchell of the home; son, George Mitchell, Jr. of Jacksonville; two daughters Shannon Price of Cabot, and Karen Bragg of Bryant; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry Chafton of Hensley and Doug Chafton of Hot Springs; three sisters, Patsi Bickerstaff of Little Rock, Donna Corley of Jacksonville; and Margaret Holland of Cabot.
There was a graveside service Friday, Jan. 11, at Rest Hills Memorial Park. Griffin Leggett Rest Hills was in charge.
Mattie Elizabeth May, 80, of Cabot died Tuesday, January 8, 2002.
She was a member of New Hope Tabernacle Church in Austin.
Survivors include five children, Ronald Wayne May and Patricia Sue Alexander. both of Cabot, Jerry Clyde May of North Little Rock, Michael Dale May of Mayflower, and Virginia Beatrice Rogers of Jacksonville; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Friday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Bells Chapel Cemetery
Kenneth B. Adams
Kenneth B. Adams, 66, of Little Rock died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002.
He was retired after 32 years from Ben E. Keith Foods.
Survivors are his wife, Janie (Warner) Adams; daughter, Debbie Kay Fawcett of Lonoke; stepson, Kenneth Mashburn of Mineral Springs; two brothers, Tommy and Bill Adams; three sisters, Nettie Flowers, Geraldine Hilton, Ila Shockley; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday at the North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Adams Cemetery, Conway County.
James R. Fortson
James R. Fortson, 56, of Jacksonville died Jan. 9, 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, Bruce; and daughter, Sylvia all of Jacksonville; his sister, Marie Webb of North Little Rock.
Funeral services were Saturday at Huson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Sumner Cemetery.
Tyler D. Howanietz
Tyler Dean Howanietz of North Little Rock died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002.
He is survived by his parents, Steven and Shalaine Howanietz of North Little Rock; his grandparents, Chuck and Missy Gates of Jacksonville, Roger S. Miller of Green River, Wyo., and Stevie and Joe Elmer of Austin; great-grandparents, J.D. and Tina Pride of Sherwood, Nora Almus Beam of Cabot and Barbara Taner of Jackson, Mo.
A graveside service was held Sunday, Jan. 13, at Rest Hills Memorial Park.
Joseph Ira McCormick, 86, died Tuesday.
He was a Baptist, Mason, retired superintendent of Federal Compress, and a WWII Army veteran.
Survivors: wife, Alene McCormick, England; daughter, Gay Horn, Austin; and son, Joseph Ira McCormick Jr., Little Rock.
Services were held at First Baptist Church, England. Interment, Mulberry Cemetery. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home, England.
Patricia “Pat” Waddle Harris went to be with our Lord while at home in Brawley, CA on January 15, 2002, after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 30, 1942, in England, Arkansas to the late Mr. Cecil Waddle and Velma McDonald Waddle.
Survived by her husband of 30 years, Cliff Harris; a family dog, Sam; her mother, Velma of Cabot; four brothers, Glenn Waddle of Woodword, OK, Robert Waddle of Furlow, JR Waddle of Lonoke and Joe Waddle of Cabot; five sisters, Wanda Wooley of Edmond, OK, Doris Whittaker of Griffithville, Donna Isaac, Eloise Morden, Kelly Waddle of Cabot; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
A Memorial Service was conducted by Nickie Whittaker at 4:00 p.m. on January 19, 2002 at Cabot Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home.
H.L. “Bud” Harshbarger, age 72, of Cabot, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2002.
Bud was a World War II Veteran and received the Japanese World War II Medal. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Hazel Harshbarger; one brother and two sisters.
Survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Mary Parks Harshbarger of Cabot; three daughters, Judy Cordell of Carlisle, Saundra Hutchins of Cabot, and Rhonda Doyle of Sherwood; two brothers, Marvin and Russell Harshbarger both of Indiana; five sisters, Gartha Webb, Shirley Coffman, and Debbie Harshbarger, all of Indiana, Delores Mitchell of Florida and Karen Coffman of Arizona; three grandchildren, Jody Anthony of Hazen, Cody Cordell of Benton, Cory Hutchins of Cabot; and one great-grandchild, Hannah Anthony of Hazen.
Visitation was 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2002 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Services were at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2002 Graveside at Arkansas Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home.
Ruth Jeannene Higgins, age 66, of Cabot, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2002.
Survived by her loving husband, Paul Higgins of the home; five children, Ruth Ann Tucker of Jacksonville, Wesley Paul Higgins of Katy, Texas, Danny Wayne Higgins of Cabot, John David Higgins of Cabot, and Lori Anne Finley of Austin; four brothers, Wayne A. Slack of Forest Hill, Maryland, David G. Slack of Prattesburg, New York, Lewis L. Slack of Manheim, Pennsylvania, John A. Slack, Jacksonville; one sister, Linda D. Kulick of Seattle, Washington; fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation was 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2002 with the family receiving friends from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Services were 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2002 at the Cabot Funeral Chapel. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home.
Georgia Blanche Sims Haymes, 82, of Austin, Ark., died Thursday, January 17, 2002. She was the widow of Ed Haymes, who preceded her in death Jan. 5, 2002. Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Mary Ann Haymes, who died in 1945; two brothers, Henry and Curry Sims; three sisters, Viola Roe, Florence Hemingway and Sallie Haymes.
Surviving are one daughter, Diane H. Griffin of Austin; three grandsons, Eddie Griffin and his wife, Candy, of Austin, Keith Griffin and his wife, LeAnne, of Des Arc, and Lynn Griffin of Austin; two great-granddaughters, Lauren Griffin of Ward and KeithLea Griffin of Des Arc; one sister, Opal Jones of Bay City, Texas; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family received visitors at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe, Ark., from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2002. Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at the funeral home with burial in Apple Hill Cemetery, Ward.
Nora Almus Beam, age 81, of Austin, died Jan. 17, 2002. She was a Baptist and a retired cook.
Survivors are four sons, Leroy Chadwick of Dermott, Jessie Beam of Norfolk, VA, Ralph Beam of Cabot and Stevie Elmer of Austin; three daughters, Carolyn Brewer of Searcy, Cookie James of DeWitt and Diane McGonigal of Austin; 17 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Alice Lee of Illinois.
Funeral was Jan. 20, 2002 at First Baptist Church, Gillett, with intermenty in Gillett Cemetery
by Essex Funeral Home of DeWitt.
Montine Lawrence Harton, 91, of North Little Rock died Jan. 16, 2002. She received her license to instruct from Arkansas State Teacher’s College in 1926.
Survivors include her daughters Rosemary Hamel and Carolyn Thornton, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; four step-children, Alice Marks, Pat Hill, Janice Dullenty and Lee Harton.
Funeral was Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Roller McNutt Chapel in Conway with the Rev. Martin McGeachy officiating.
Rudolph L. (Rudy) Henderson, 64, died Jan. 18, 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Henderson; two sons, Gordon Henderson of Lonoke and Gary Henderson of Carlisle; five grandchildren; his mother, Navada Henderson of West Helena; two brothers, Henry Henderson of Texas and William “Slick” Henderson of Louisiana; eight sisters, Bonnie Brown of Carlisle, Virginia Sapp of Chicago, Donnie Manning, Wilma George, Bobbie Chisnall, Mary Henderson and Marie Copeland, all of West Henlena, and Helen Smith of Clarendon.
Funeral was Jan. 21 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Carlisle with intermenty in Old Carlisle Cemetery
by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.