Roger E. Tapson
Roger Eugene Tapson, 81, of Sherman, Texas, died Monday, April 12, 2004.
He served his country during WWII. He fought in the European Theatre. Through the years he has remained active in the VFW. He was a professional insurance agent. He had his own agency, Tapson-Wood Insurance Agency. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Cabot.
Survivors are his wife, Dorothy Hutcherson Tapson; son, Mitchum Wilhite Tapson of Cabot, Jeffrey Mark Tapson of Los Angeles, Calif., Neil Anthony Tapson of St. Charles, Mo., and Stuart Randolph Tapson of West Plains, Mo.; stepsons, Rodney Hutcherson and Dennis Hutcherson; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held April 15, 2004, at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
James R. Harmon
James Robert Harmon, 84, of North Little Rock, died Thursday, April 15, 2004.
Born Sept. 4, 1919, in Carlisle, he was an Army veteran of WWII. He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1982.
He is survived by his wife, Dymple Harmon of North Little Rock; a brother, Vernon Harmon of Little Rock; a daughter, Sharon Matte of Irving, Texas; four sons, Bob Harmon of Sherwood, Randy Harmon of North Little Rock, C.V. Ford of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Jerry Ford of Cleburne, Texas; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was April 19, at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Memorial Park, North Little Rock.
Memorials be made to the American Diabetes. Association, 212 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, Ark., 72211.
Linda Covington, 60, died April 16, 2004.
She is survived by her son, Chuck Sanders of Lonoke; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two stepsisters; and stepfather, G.W. Coker of Lonoke.
A memorial service was held Monday at Palm Street Church of Christ. Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.
H. Marchelle Thebeau
H. Marchelle Kirk Thebeau, 39, of Ward, died Friday, April 16, 2004.
She was a member of Sylvania Presbyterian Church.
Survivors are her husband, Mark Thebeau; siblings, Doug Kirk Jr. and Jeannette Boyles, both of Ward; parents, Doug Kirk Sr. and Faye Kirk of Ward; and her grandmothers, Gladys Marshall and Christine Sharp.
Funeral was Monday, April 19, 2004, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Sylvania Cemetery.
William A. Davis
William A. Davis, 101, died April 16, 2004.
He is survived by stepsons Mike Polston, Norman Polston, and Gary Polston; one stepdaughter, Judy Polston; sister, Elsie Spurlock; seven step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were April 20, at Blue Springs Cemetery. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral Home.
Kenneth D. Underwood, 65, of Carlisle, died Wednesday, April 14, 2004.
Survivors: wife, Gwendolyn; two daughters - Tammy Loftis and Monique Pifer; two sons - Tim Medford and Stanley Medford; two brothers - Clarence and Lewis Underwood; four sisters - Liz Hansel, Mary Lee Vaught, Dorothy Ingle, and Frances England; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were April 17, at the First Baptist Church in Carlisle. Interment at the Old Carlisle Cemetery
in Carlisle. Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home.
Ara C. Walker Gwin
Ara C. Walker Gwin, 87, of Sheridan, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004.
Mrs. Gwin was a homemaker and a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Sheridan. She was a resident of Spring Creek Living Center for six years.
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Steve Gwin, two brothers and five sisters.
She is survived by her hus-band, Dennis Gwin Sr., of the home, son Dennis B. of Sheridan; two daughters, Dolores French of Cabot, Linda Faye Graves of Sheridan; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, April 24, at Buie Funeral Chapel with Reverend Bruce Bennett officiating. Burial fol-lowed at Lost Creek Cemetery
in Sheridan., under the direc-tion of Buie Funeral Home of Sheridan.
H. Marchelle Thebeau
H. Marchelle Kirk Thebeau, age 39, of Ward, died Friday, April 16, 2004. She was a member of Sylvania Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include Mark Thebeau; a brother Doug Kirk, Jr.; and a sister, Jeannette Boyles, both of Ward; her parents, Doug Kirk Sr. and Faye Kirk of Ward; and a grandmothers, Gladys Marshall and Christine Sharp.
Family received friends at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral was 10 a.m. Monday, April 19, 2004, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Sylvania Cemetery.
Maysel Pauline Mask
Maysel Pauline Mask, age 82, of Lonoke, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004. Mrs. Mask was a schoolteacher in the Crossroads and Wattensaw communities during World War II. She served as Deputy Tax Collector for Lonoke County for many years. Mrs. Mask was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church all of her life and served as the church clerk.
She is survived by one son, Dwight Mask of Lonoke; one daughter, Myra Bryant of Carlisle; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2004, at New Hope Baptist Church, with burial in Hebron Cemetery.
Earl Jackson, age 91, died April 20, 2004. He was a former Lonoke County Sheriff, Lonoke Tax Assessor and Lonoke Postmaster, a 32 degree Mason and a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Marines.
Preceding him in death is his wife, Lucy Fletcher Jackson. He is survived by his son, Fletcher Jackson of Little Rock; daughter Carolyn High of Lonoke and nephews Alec and Jeff Fletcher of Lonoke.
A graveside service was Friday, April 23 at Lonoke Cemetery.
The family received friends at Mr. Jackson’s home.
Paul R. Guntharp
Paul Raymond Guntharp, 87, of Beebe, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004. He was retired from Pickens & Bond Construction Company, a member of Floyd Assembly of God Church and a member of Beebe Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille Guntharp; one son, Robert Ray Guntharp of Aurora, Colo.; five daughters, Barbara Verkler and Paula Shaeffer both of Cabot, Gail Johnson of Austin, Texas, Linda Hines of Clearwater, Fla. and Becky Blanchard of Beebe; one brother, Millard Guntharp of Jonesboro; three sisters, Hazel Massey of Illinois, Beve Lou Goza of Memphis and Leota Hardin of Illinois; 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral was Saturday, April 24, 2004, at Westbrook Funeral Home with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.
James E. Pope
James E. Pope, age 81, of Cabot, died Saturday, April 24, 2004. He was a retired roofer. He is survived by one son, Floyd Pope of Little Rock; daughters, Debra Lody of Beebe and Zola Anderson of Cabot; two brothers, Ralph Pope of Jacksonville and Walter Pope of Gresham, Ore.; two sisters, Betty Tapp of Little Rock and Ruby Swaffar of Russellville; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral was Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.
Elaine Horner, age 83, of Romance, Arkansas, died Saturday. She was a retired registered nurse. Surviving are sons, Oden Edgar Horner of Great Falls, Montana, Daniel Stewart of Laurel, Maryland and Matthew Horner of Cabot; daughter Mary Ann Longley of Romance; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Cremation arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.
Inez Hazel Abbott
Inez Hazel Bridges Abbott, 92, of North Little Rock died April 22, 2004.
She was born March 10, 1912 in Cabot, Arkansas, and was a member of Crosspoint Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Reba Abbott, of North Little Rock and JoAnn Murphy, of Ward; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Crosspoint Baptist Church, Baptist Hospice or Arkansas Hospice.
Funeral services were Monday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Sumner Cemetery. North Little Rock Funeral Home was in charge.