Jerald E. Talley Jr.
Jerald E. Talley Jr., 24, of Ward died Jan. 29, 2004.
He was a Service Tech at North Point Ford and a driver for Pathfinder in Jacksonville.
Survivors include his wife and companion of nine years, Crystal Talley; daughters, Haley Breanna Talley and Hannah Cheyenne Talley; one brother, Timothy M. Wolfe; two sisters, Geneva C. Hopkins and Rheba L. Morgan.
A celebration of his life was held Feb. 3. Interment was in Rest Hills Memorial Park.
Ozell McCall Welch
Ozell McCall Welch, age 67, of Ward, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004.
She was retired as co-owner of Welch’s Grocery and retired from Price Cutter Foods at Cabot. She was a member of Ward First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Julius Welch; two sons, Jerrell Ray Welch of Charlotte, N.C., and Jimmy Leon Welch of Winston Salem, N.C.; one daughter, Paula Ann Koch of North Fort Myers, Fla.; her mother, Pauline McCall of Ward; two brothers, O.B. McCall of Ward and H.L. McCall of Hickory Plains; one sister, Laverne Cato of Germantown, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was Feb. 3, 2004, at Ward First Baptist Church with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Beebe.
Mark Steven Bailey
Mark Steven Bailey, the son of William M. (Bill) Bailey and Shirley E. (Ax) Bailey, passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2004 at the age of 46 years. He was born at Searcy, Arkansas on February 13, 1957.
Mark was the owner of MS Trucking Company of Cabot, Arkansas. A graduate of Cabot High School, where he played football and ran track for the Panthers. As a hobby, he owned and enjoyed training and working with quarter horses and racing dirt cars. With a friendly and outgoing personality, he never met a stranger and had made many friends.
He was preceeded in death by his sister, Tina Elaine Bailey Sparks; grandparents, Hubert and Leola Bailey and Joe and Mamie Ax. He is survived by his children, Drew Bailey and Bobbi Jo Bailey; parents, Bill and Shirley Bailey; loving companion, Judy Cossey; brothers, Joe Allen (Donna) Bailey, Porter (Darlene) Bailey and Wayne (Kim) Bailey; nieces and nephews, Billy Jo, Nick, Heather, Brandi, Nicole and Jeremy; several aunts and uncles and his many friends.
The family will appreciate that memorials be sent to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 904 Autumn Rd., Suite 500, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211.
Funeral service was Tuesday at Victory Baptist Church with intermenty in Mt. Carmel Cemetery
by Cabot Funeral Home.
H. I. ‘Shorty’ Everetts
Henry Isaac “Shorty” Everetts, age 70, of Ward, Arkansas, died Friday, January, 30, 2004. He was a member of the Apple Hill General Baptist Church. He was retired U.S. Air Force Veteran where he served twenty years. He was a veteran of Vietnam and a retired postal worker for the North Little Rock Post Office.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Parvin Everetts of Ward; two sons, Jeff Everetts of Batesville and Mark Everetts of Cabot; three brothers; three sisters; grandchildren, Dawn Everetts, Chad Everetts, Robert Everetts, Emily Everetts, and Andrew Everetts; and one great-grandchild, Olivia Everetts. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie Charles and Ruth (Shafer) Everetts and four brothers.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral was 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Apple Hill Cemetery, Ward.
George Rahn, 91, of Cabot, AR, died Sunday, February 1, 2004. He was born in Russia and immigrated to the US in 1920.
Mr. Rahn retired from the Panama Canal Company in 1971, after 36 years of government service in Europe, the Middle East, Alaska, Central America, and various U.S military facilities, and he also served in the Army Air Corps in France Field, Canal Zone. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a Shriner.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers, and one sister.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen Rahn; his son, Bryon Rahn and his wife, Nancy, of Cabot; his daughter, Denise Whittington and her husband, Wayne, of Blythewood, SC; 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Lena Hogan, of Harrisburg, PA, and a host of family and friends.
A memorial service for the family was held at Cabot United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to Cabot United Methodist Church, 203 S. Pine Street, Cabot, AR 72023. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home.
Mavis R. Douglas
Mavis Robins Douglas, 95, born Christmas Day 1908 and died February 1, 2004 at Sherwood Convalescent Home. She was preceded in death by husband, Clarence and son, Gerald Douglas. Survivors include daughter, Thelma Jean Moore of San Francisco, CA; sister, Doris Thompson of NLR; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Cabot since 1941.
Visitation was Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. at Cabot Funeral Home. Funeral Service was 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 at Cabot Funeral Home Chapel with intermenty in Sumner Cemetery. The family requests memorials be sent to First Baptist Church of Cabot. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home.
Rutha Mae Burton
Rutha Mae Burton, 91, died Jan. 22, 2004. Survivors include daughters, Willie Mae Woods Stuart of Carlisle, and Jessie Lee Woods Williams of St.Louis, 18 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Services, were Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, St. Mark Baptist Church. Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens, by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.
Thomas R. Fulmer
Thomas Riley Fulmer, age 93, formerly of Lonoke died Jan. 29, 2004. He was a veteran and a retired brick mason.
Survivors include his wife Nancy Fulmer, two daughters, Patsy Smith of Scott and Hazel Dean Reynolds of Sherwood; three sons, Jerry Fulmer of Scott, Terry Fulmer and Tom Fulmer of Conway; two stepsons, Charles Keathley of North Little Rock and James Smith of Tennessee; 21 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one brother, Grady Fulmer of North Little Rock.
Funeral Services were Monday at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel, Lonoke with intermenty in Lonoke Cemetery.
Wanda Louise Holt
Wanda Louise Holt, 76, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2004.
Survivors include her husband, Alva Holt of Beebe, two daughters; Wanda Arrowood, of Beebe and Patricia Staley of Ward; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother; Garland Gable of Conway and three sisters; Jean Parnell, Katherine Evans both of Lonoke and Bessie Mae Barber of Conway.
Services will be 2 pm Wednesday, Feb. 4 at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke with intermenty at Lebanon Cemetery. Visitation 6–8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
C. Max Pruett
Clarence Max Pruett, 86, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004. He was a World War II Veteran, and a Pearl Harbor survivor.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; three sons, Max ‘Mike’ Pruett, Cabot, Charles Kuykendall, California, Richard ‘Skip’ Pruett, Lonoke; five daughters, Mary Ann Austin, Russelville, Pam Dougan, Oklahoma, Melissa King, Kentucky, Belinda Kelley and Rhonda Robinson both of Lonoke. He was blessed with 22 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday at Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.
Graveside services were Wednesday at Oak Grove Cemetery, with Bro. Melburn Hill officiating.
Memorials may be made to Towbin, Department of Veterans Affairs, Fort Roots, No. Little Rock, AR 1D.
Bobby Joe Davis
Bobby Joe Davis, age 74 of the Furlow Community died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Jean; sisters, Odessa Holzhaver of Gillett and Emma Loch of Benton, Wash.; brother, Billy Carr of Russellville; sister-in-law Abbie Ruth DeShazo of Texas.
He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church, a 32 Degree Mason and a member of the Masonic Lodge #51 in Lonoke, and a Shriner. He was retired from the Lonoke Police Department, Remington Arms and the Arkansas National Guard. He was a member of the Furlow Water Ass! ociation and an avid amateur radio operator.
Funeral Services conducted by Rev. Bob Marble will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004 at Concord United Methodist Church under the direction of Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004 at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to the Concord Cemetery
Norma Spence Dreher
Norma Spence Dreher, age 67, of Cabot, Arkansas, died at her home Saturday, February 07, 2004, after fighting a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Norma left this world as we know it to join the angels above and live with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Norma was born the daughter of Lowell D. and Addie (Cook) Spence on April 5, 1936, in Sylvania, Arkansas. She spent her life in Cabot. Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Lowell and Addie, and her precious son, Michael Neal Dreher.
Norma spent the majority of her adult life in law enforcement including Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department, Cabot Police Department, and finally Arkansas Adult Probation Department from which she retired January 1, 2000.
Norma is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Phil Lowry, grandchildren, Michael and Kelli Lowry, all of Cabot; and her very special foster son, Wen Grimes and wife Christy of Little Rock and their son, Brennen; a sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia and Earl Dollahite of Cabot; a brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Jean Spence of Alaska; two very special sisters, Ann Pummill of Cabot and Sharon Andrus of San Angelo, Texas; one niece and her husband, Donna and Michael Baty of Cabot; one nephew, Sheldon Spence of Alaska, and a host of relatives and friends.
Visitation was 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, February 9, 2004, at Sylvania Presbyterian Church, Ward, and was presided over by Rev. Tommy Jordan and Rev. Milburn Hill. Billy Albrecht, Jerry Spence, Doug Sikes, Paul Verkler, Jerry Cook and Larry Cook served as pallbearers. Interment followed at the Sylvania Presbyterian Church Cemetery.