John T. Golden
Air Force Captain John T. Golden, Retired, of Little Rock, died Friday, April 23, 2004.
He was a veteran of W.W.II, and was a POW. He was also past Quartermaster of VFW Post 9095 for 10 years, and a member of the Arkansas Chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, of Little Rock; a son, Bob Golden, of Texas; a daughter, Gloria Flippin, of Georgia; a stepson, Bill Powell, of North Little Rock; two stepdaughters; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred Golden, of Florida.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 30, at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Chapel, Little Rock.
David S. Boughter
David Stephen Boughter, age 64 of Jacksonville died April 20, 2004.
He was employed by Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department and was of the Catholic faith. He was also a retired tech sergeant of the U.S. Air Force, where he served for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Boughter, Jacksonville; his mother, Elizabeth Ann Boughter, Cornwall, Pa.; two sons - David Boughter Jr., Cranston, R.I., Joseph Boughter, Ward; one daughter, Joan Boughter-Meyer, Dayton, Ohio; two brothers - Gerald Boughter, Cornwall, Pa., Francis Boughter, Meyerstown, Pa.; and five granddaughters.
Burial will be in Palmyra, Pa. Local arrangements were by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.
Jack “J.W.” Webb, 62, of North Little Rock, formerly of Chicago, died April 16, 2004.
Survivors are a son, Nickolaus Mahomes, England; daughters, Nita Gunn, North Little Rock and Deborah Webb of Little Rock; brothers, Willie Baker, Oakland, Henry Dupree, England, Harold Donahue, Lonoke, Larry, Gary Stewart and Perry Patterson, North Little Rock; sisters, Betty Stewart, North Little Rock, Gracie Ugwu, Little Rock, Betty Joe Hawkins, Little Rock and Juanita Hendricks, Chicago; and four grandchildren.
Funeral was Saturday at Progressive Church, Scott, by Robinson Mortuary, North Little Rock.
Jennifer L. Elliott
Jennifer Lynn Elliott, 30, of Ward died April 23, 2004.
“Jenni” is survived by her parents, Linda and Bill Thompson of Ash Flat and Bill and Charle Elliott of West Fork; brothers, Darren Elliott of Cabot and Michael Elliott of Beebe; stepbrother, Louis Wayne Thompson of Cabot; grandmother and step-grandfather, Dorothy Williams and Gene Taylor.
She worked at North Little Rock Michael’s Arts and Crafts until her health declined in 2003.
The family requests memorials be made to the local humane society or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Little Rock.
An outdoor gathering to celebrate her life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., May 2, at Spring Park in Searcy. Guests are invited to take a lawn chair and covered dish.
Betty June Carr
Betty June (Lewis) Carr, 73, of Jacksonville, died Monday, April 26, 2004. She was The Pet Shop owner in Jacksonville for 15 years and greeted customers at Wal-Mart.
She is survived by two sons, Michael Carr of Jacksonville and Roger Carr of Cabot; one brother, Ken Lewis of Caldwell, Idaho; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Visitation will be Thursday, April 29, 2004 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.
Lorene Tenison Pohly
Lorene Tenison Pohly, 73, of Little Rock died April 18, 2004.
Survivors are a son, Ron Perry of Austin; and four grandchildren.
Funeral was April 21 at Huson Funeral Home, Sherwood, with burial in Hamilton Cemetery
R. Dean Riggs
R. Dean Riggs departed this world May 2, 2004 at the age of 59. born in Carlsbad, New Mexico on June 19, 1944, he moved to Locust Bayou, Arkansas in 1983 and then to Scott, Arkansas in 1995. Dean was a member of the Palm Street Church of Christ for many years and was a former employee of Deluxe Media Services in North Little Rock. On April 16, 1992, he was the recipient of a Heart Transplant.
Survived by his wife of 23 years, Barbara; children: Bill Riggs, David Alexander, Toni Lythgoe and Michelle Cross; brother, Gene Riggs; eight grandchildren; mothers-in-law, Jean Burton and Eleanor Burton; relatives: Jeff, Jennifer, Laura and Sarah Hoag, Bruce, Terri and Heather Gillanders, and many other family members. Words cannot express the support of all our friends, Christian brothers and sisters, all the doctors and medical staff who have given Dean loving care throughout the years. Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday at Palm Street Church of Christ, by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 6-8.
Memorials may be made to ARORA, 1100 N. University, Little Rock, AR 72207
William D. Chambers
Retired MSgt. William Derel Chambers, U.S.M.C., 76, of Cabot, died April 30, 2004.
Survivors include two daughters: Juanita Owens of Mt. Vernon and Laurie of North Little Rock; one son, William P.A. Chambers of Altamont, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother John Chambers of Cabot.
Visitation was Sunday, May 2, 2004 at the funeral home. A graveside service with military honors was held on Monday, May 3, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery
in Cabot with Bro. Joe Hall officiating. Memorials my be made to American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service, Cabot.
Von B. Williamson
Von B. Williamson, a 1976 graduate of Cabot High School, died April 26 near Moab, Utah, while doing training exercises with other law enforcement officers. Von was active in ROTC at Cabot High.
His parents, Bob and Donna Williamson, of Hurst, Texas, survive him. He and his wife in 1981 moved to Cache County, Utah and was living in Wellsville, Utah at the time of his death. He joined the Cache County Utah Sheriff’s Department in 1981 and was a Lieutenant with that department.
He leaves behind his wife, Diane, son Jeremy, daughters Amanda, Megan, Sarah and Jessica. He was a life long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a 2-year mission to the Palmayra, New York Mission after graduating from Cabot High. Others survivors: a sister, LeeAnn Buell, Leawood, Kan., bothers, Robert L. Williamson, Cumby, Texas, Ronald V. Williamson, Bedford, Texas.
Funeral was held in the Wellsville Stake Center, in Wellsville, Utah on April 30,2004.
Mattie L. McKenzie
Mattie L. McKenzie, of Lonoke, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at St. Vincent Infirmary Little Rock She is survived by 13 nieces, six nephews.
Visitation was Saturday, May 1 at St James United Methodist Church, Lonoke. Funeral services followed with burial at Sunset Memorial Garden by Boyd Funeral Home.
H. Marchelle Thebeau
H. Marchelle Kirk Thebeau, 39, of Ward died Friday, April 16, 2004.
She was a member of Sylvania Presbyterian Church. Marchelle was a loving wife to Mark Thebeau, a close and dear sister to Doug Kirk Jr. and Jeannette Boyles, both of Ward; a wonderful daughter to Doug Kirk Sr. and Faye Kirk of Ward; a special aunt to Brittany and her other nieces and nephews, and a precious granddaughter to her grandmothers, Gladys Marshall and Christine Sharp.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Bill Marshall and Clyde Kirk. She was very unselfish and always thought of others first. She was a very caring person and will be missed by all.
Funeral was at 10 a.m., Monday, April 19, 2004, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Slyvania Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Tommy Jordan. Burial was in Sylvania Cemetery.
Madeline L. Osborne
Madeline Lea Kennedy Osborne, 82, of Bald Knob died Saturday, May 1, 2004.
She was retired from Arkansas General Industries and a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are a son, Otis Osborne of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Paula Hampton of Cabot, and Della Wallace of Destin, Fla.; a brother, Charles Kennedy of Keller, Texas; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Powell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, North Little Rock.
George “Buddy” York, 68, of North Little Rock died Thursday, April 29, 2004.
He was vice president of Neighbors United for Levy, Legislative Aide for the State of Arkansas, a member of Lions Club and RSVP Program of Central Arkansas. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Amy Smith York; son, Greg York, both of North Little Rock; three daughters, Vicky Pilkington, of Cabot, Cheryl Doggett, of Conway and Debi Branscum, of Jacksonville; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, Leo, Joe, Glen and Elmer York; two sisters, Christine Green and Ellen Crowder.
Funeral service was Monday at North Little Rock Home Chapel. Burial was at Mayflower Cemetery.
Jennie M. Childress
Jennie Mae Childress, age 84, of Lonoke, died Thursday, April 29, 2004.
She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church most of her life and currently a member of First Baptist Church, Mt. Ida.
She is survived by one son, Jim Childress of Lonoke; one daughter, Juanita Hayes of Story; one brother, John Pearson of Lonoke; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Sunday, May 2, 2004, at New Hope Baptist Church, Carlisle, with burial in New Hope Cemetery.