James Winchester Sr.
James Edward “Chester” Winchester Sr., 83, of Austin, formerly of El Dorado, died Thursday.
Survivors include a son, Jay Winchester, El Dorado; daughters, Ruth Harrell, Lindale, Texas; Judy Kaye Pearson, Austin; and Dana Gidget Cater, Spearsville, La.; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.
Services were Saturday, Young’s Funeral Directors Chapel, El Dorado.
Leo K. Sherrill
Leo Kelsey Sherrill, 83, of North Little Rock died June 16, 2003.
He was the founder of Twin City Mattress Company in 1946. He was a World War II Veteran in the Army Air Corps, secretary of the Lions Club for 20 years; 32nd degree Shriner and a member of the North Little Rock Housing Authority.
He is survived by two sons, Lamont Sherrill of Cabot, David Sherrill of North Little Rock; sister, Marguerite Johnson; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was Thursday, June 19, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel with intermenty at Edgewood Cemetery.
Charles S. Ellis
Charles Shaver Ellis, age 89, of Little Rock, formerly of Lonoke, died Thursday, June 12, 2003.
He served in World War II as a Chief Warrant Officer and an assistant to the Chief of Staff of the 20th Armored Division. His unit was one of the first to enter Berlin at the close of the war. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service. He was a court reporter for over 35 years, traveling to five counties in Central Arkansas.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Morton of Florida.
Graveside service was Monday, June 16, at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Pulaski Humane Society or your favorite charity.
Arrangements were by Ruebel Funeral Home
Mary E. Perkins
Mary E. “Janie” Perkins, age 64, of Little Rock, died June 14, 2003.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Fred M. Perkins Jr. of Little Rock; son, Fred M. Perkins III of Little Rock; daughter, Karla Perkins Lasiter of Little Rock; sisters, Martha Ann Moery of Carlisle and La Rose Kuonen of Maumelle; and six grandchildren.
She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church and the Little Rock Junior Departmental Club and former board member of the Florence Crittenden Home.
Funeral services were June 16, at St. James United Methodist Church, with burial at Forest Hills Memorial Park. Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, Little Rock, was in charge.
Memorials may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock, Ark., 72212.
Dolly Mae Travis
Dolly Mae Travis, 88, of Little Rock died June 11, 2003.
She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Barry Lee Travis; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care Inc., 1501 N. University Ave., Suite 500, Little Rock, 72207.
Funeral was Saturday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Glover Cemetery
in Lonoke County.
Nancy Irene Schmitt
Nancy Irene Riley Schmitt, 88, of Plainview died June 14, 2003.
She was a member of the Plainview First Baptist Church, Eastern Star, and Plainview VFW Auxiliary.
Survivors are her daughters, Wilma Stone of Texarkana, Texas and Pat Howard of Plainview; sons, Albert Riley of Cabot, Rudy Riley of Russellville and Ray Riley of Haughton, La.; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Funeral was June 17 at First Baptist Church, Plainview, with burial in New Bethel Cemetery, Plainview, by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville.
Joe H. Martin, Sr.
Joe H. Martin, Sr., age 64 of Austin, died Monday, June 16, 2003. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Haynes Martin; one son, Joe H. “Jay” Martin, Jr. of Petersburg, Va.; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Johnson of Cabot; his grandson, and his granddaughter, four brothers, James E. Martin, Kingsport, TN, Roy H. Martin, Mt. Carmel, TN, Willard D. Martin, Lakeland, FL, and John R. Martin, Church Hill, TN; four sisters, Margaret Etta Livesay, Church Hill, TN, Bertie Lee Shoemaker, Mt. Carmel, TN, Dessa L. Woods, Church Hill, TN and Linda Bright, Surgoinsville, TN; his mother-in-law, Dora E. Haynes.
Visitation will be Wednesday with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2003 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.
Memorials may be made to Legacy Building Now, c/o Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, PO Box 1210, Cabot, AR 72023.
Lillian Arthur Fletcher
Lillian Arthur Fletcher age 90 of Lonoke died June 23, 2003. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Lonoke, Lonoke Book Club and Charter member of Lonoke Historical Society. She was a former member of Daughters of the American Revolution and All Souls Interdenominational Church in Scott for 40 years, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She is survived by her daughter Mary Fletcher Iglinsky and husband Clyde of Fayetteville, her son, William J. “Billi” Fletcher and wife Betty Steel of Lonoke, a daughter-in-law Jane Riddle Fletcher of North Little Rock, 4 grandchildren, William Steel Fletcher and wife Sissy, Michael Blake Fletcher and wife Jill, all of Lonoke, Kathleen Elizabeth Fletcher and Ryan Edward Fletcher of North Little Rock, and 1 great-grandchild William Anderson Fletcher of Lonoke.
Her husband, W.J. Fletcher Sr. and a son, Arthur E. Fletcher, preceded her in death.
A memorial service was held 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Lonoke, by Boyd Funeral Home. The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials are made to First United Methodist Church in Lonoke or to your favorite charity. The family will receive friends at her home.
Ricky Wayne Draper
Ricky Wayne Raper, age 42 of Ward died June 22, 2003.
Survivors include His wife, Toye Raper, daughter Rikki Michelle Raper and Julie Raper of Ward, son, Aaron Raper of Odessa, Texas, brothers, Jimmy Raper of Floyd, Ronnie Raper of Lonoke, Bobby Raper of Jacksonville, Billy Langdon of Jacksonville, Jodie Carlock and Michael Raper both of Ward, sister, Sharon Calavere of New Hampshire. Services were Wednesday at Concord Methodist Church with intermenty at Monk Cemetery
in Ward by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke. Memorials may be made to Ricky Raper Memorial fund, 102 Furlow Loop, Lonoke, AR 72086.
Lena Mae Ulmer
Lena Mae Ulmer, 77, of Cabot died Sunday. She was preceded in death by parents, Walter and Dora Burke, and husband, Herman Ulmer. She is survived by 2 brothers, Joe and Virgil Burke of Prescott AR; 3 sisters, Elsie Smith, Julia Polston and Bessie Moorehead.
Funeral Services were at Cabot Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday, June 25 at 1:00 pm with intermenty at AR Veteran’s Cemetery. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home, 501-843-5816.
Arnold Theadore Ivey, age 83, died June 22, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Frances Heigle Ivey, his children, James Ivey and Larry Ivey of California, Mary Howard of Higden, Lloyd Ivey of Texarkana and Kathy Geones of Jacksonville; brothers, Billy Joe Ivey of Cabot, sisters, Ruby Brandon of Texas, Dorothy Rychlowski of Missouri, Betty Heigle of California, Carlion Rischar of Florida, Juanita Distefano of Nebraska, Peggy Rubb of Virginia, Doris Sayles of Missouri, Joe Ann Miller of Pennsylvania, Terry Ann Holland of Jacksonville and Rebecca Nava of New Mexico; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Boyd Chapel with intermenty in Lonoke Cemetery
by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.Visitation, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral Home.
Maggie Irene Webb
Maggie Irene Webb, 85, passed away at home on Saturday, June 21 of breast cancer. Born 6/20/18 near Cabot, Arkansas, she was the last surviving child of Robert W. Carmical and Ida Williamson Carmical. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, John Wesley Webb; two daughters, Carolyn Webb Cash and Evelyn Webb, all of Sherwood. She is also survived by a granddaughter, Melissa Cash Whiting and husband, Drew, and great-granddaughter, Makayla Whiting of Gillett.
Mrs. Webb was a Baptist and a homemaker. Graveside Services were at Sumner Cemetery, near Cabot, on Tuesday, June 24 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be at Cabot Funeral Home on Monday, June 23. The family was at 9903 Farris Ave., Sherwood, AR. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home, 501-843-5816.
Roy Jerome Gerald
Roy Jerome Gerald, Sr. was born February 11, 1910 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He began his lifetime of work as a paperboy for the Baton Rouge State Times. He delivered papers and went to school by horseback. In 1924 at the age of fourteen, Mr. Gerald became an office boy for Standard Oil Company in Baton Rouge and worked faithfully until he was promoted to the position of supervisor. He married Mary Beatrice Cannon in 1930 and had two children, Roy Jerome Gerald, Jr., and JoAnn Gerald. He continued to work for Standard Oil, which later became Exxon and retired at the age of 55.
Although he was always industrious and faithful to his work, the center of Bro. Gerald’s life was his relationship with God, his family, and his life in the church community. He and his wife raised both their children with a great love for God and people, and both of them became active in ministry, Rev. Roy Gerald in St Louis, Missouri, and Mrs. JoAnn Sjostrand in Lonoke, Arkansas.
In 1975 Bro. Gerald and his wife moved to Lonoke, Arkansas to be with his daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. For the next 27 years, he was a pillar in his family, church and community. Bro. Gerald served faithfully as usher, trustee and member in good standing of the Apostolic church. As he grew older, Bro. Gerald became Papa Roy to a whole generation of children in the church and the community where he lived. He was even awarded a certificate of appreciation by Lonoke Elementary School as “Grandad” of the school. Papa Roy’s life is recorded in the hearts of the people with whom he served, and his love for God and people lives in his grandchildren, all of whom are currently involved in ministry.
Monday, June 23, 2003, Bro. Gerald was discharged from his life of service at the age of 93 years old. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years and is survived by his two children: Rev. Roy J. Gerald, Jr. (Barbara) of St. Louis, Missouri; Mrs. JoAnn Sjostrand (Rev. Donald Sjostrand) of Lonoke, three grandchildren, Mrs. Melodye Gerald Munsey (Rev. Stephen K. Munsey) of Munster, Indiana, Rev. Gerald Keith Sjostrand (Janice) of Lonoke, and Rev. Kevin J. Gerald (Sheila) of Tacoma, Washington, five great-grandchildren; Candace Munsey, Kent Munsey (Allie), Jodi Gerald, Sheena Sjostrand and Caitlin Sjostrand and two great-great grandchildren, Chantel and Shealee Munsey.
Services were at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Apostolic Church in Lonoke with intermenty following Friday in Louisiana.