Billy Joe Orton
Billy Joe Orton, age 41, of Carlisle died April 24, 2004, in Taji, Iraq.
He was a Supply Sergeant for the Arkansas National Guard assigned to HHC (-) 39th Support Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade in Hazen, Ark. Billy Joe joined the service in November of 1981 and was promoted to Staff Sergeant in February, 1995. He was ordered to active duty for “Iraqi Freedom” on Oct. 12, 2003, with the 39th Infantry Brigade in Arkansas. Billy Joe served in Alaska from August 1991 to February, 1992; Panama from November 1993 to November 1996; Egypt from October 2001 to August 2002, and Iraq from October 2003 until April 24, 2004.
Billy Joe was preceded in death by his father, Troy Orton; brother-in-law, Bryant Weatherley, and brother-in-law, Manaser Davidian.
He is survived by his wife, Margarita Davidian Orton; three children, Manaser, David and Benjamin Orton of the home; his mother, Dorothy Orton and Steve Amo of Hazen; one brother, Leo Orton, wife, Cindy, and children Miranda and Tyler of Carlisle; two sisters, Barbara Weatherley and Michael DePriest and children, Troy, Stacy, and Chris of Hazen and Linda Strohl, husband, Rickey, and children, Matthew and Lucas of Hazen; mother-in-law, Fideligna Sanchez and Ronald Aguinaga of Panama City, Panama; father-in-law, Genun Davidian of Iran; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joan and Lars Aspegren of Carlisle.
Funeral services were May 2, 2004, at the Hazen National Guard Armory. Interment was in the Hazen Cemetery. Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen was in charge.
Mabel L. Jones
Mabel L. Jones, age 82, of Jacksonville died April 27, 2004.
She was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Survivors include four sons - Wallace Raymond of Texas, Steve Jones of New Orleans, La., Emmett Jones of Cabot, David Jones of Jacksonville; one daughter, Eleanor Spencer of Hot Springs; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were April 30, in the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. Burial was in Halk Cemetery in Wynne.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Kidney Foundation.
Arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.
Mabel (Johnson) Reaves, 85, Carlisle, died April 25, 2004.
She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Survived by 14 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 29 great-great-grandchildren.
Service was Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Carlisle. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary.
Wayne Harrell, 56, of North Little Rock died Friday, April 30, 2004.
He was retired from McKay Heat & Air Co. and was a Vietnam Army Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene Harrell; one son, Billy Wayne Harrell, both of North Little Rock; two daughters, Christy Walker of Cabot and Misty Seavers of North Little Rock; his mother, Hazel Harrell; one brother, Roger Harrell, both of North Little Rock; two sisters, Sharon Collins and Brenda Collins, both of Arkadelphia; seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Harmony Cemetery.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Harmony Baptist Church. Burial was in Harmony Cemetery. North Little Rock Funeral Home was in charge.
Jewell Ann Duck
Jewell Ann Branch Duck of Sheridan died Friday.
Survivors: sons, Jimmy and Oscar Duck of Pine Bluff, Danny and Gary Duck of Sheridan; daughters, Geneva Gray and Brenda Hale of White Hall, Sandra Holland and Donna Duck of Sheridan; brothers, Owen Branch of Wooster, Doyne Branch of Cabot; sisters: Lois Whitaker of Lonoke, Betty Priest of Conway; 21 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
Graveside: Monday, Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan.
James ‘Buck’ Collins
James “Buck” Collins, 69, of Wrightsville, died April 30, 2004.
He was a retired roofer and welder.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Collins, one son, James Lyle Collins of Wrightsville; two stepsons, Jimmy Gill of Wrightsville and Tony Mathews of Fayetteville; five daughters, Angela Wheetley of Cabot, Tammy McGhee of Sherwood, Alesia Wilhite of Benton, Bridgette Tucker of Benton and Christie McCool of Little Rock; one stepdaughter, Tena Hancock of Wrightsville; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Jimmy Collins of Mayflower, Ernie Collins of Fort Smith, Ervin Collins of Conway and Robert Collins of Bryant; two sisters, Gene Holland of Little Rock and Shirley Sisco of Fort Smith; three stepbrothers and one stepsister and stepmother, Mae Collins.
Funeral services were Tuesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Ivy Chapel Cemetery, Little Rock.
Horace Lee Wilson
Horace L. Wilson, 86, of Chesterfield Township, Mich., died May 3, 2004.
He was the widower of Anita Louise McGarity Wilson of Lonoke, and retired superintendent at Chrysler Corporation. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran.
Survivors are sons, Jerry Wilson of Chesterfield township and Daniel Wilson of Clarkston; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice Corinne Bain of Alexandria, La., and Francis Corelle Reeves of Tavares, Fla.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m., May 6, in the Will and Schwarzkoff Funeral Home, Mt. Clemens, Mich., with burial in Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Henry Ford Hospice.
Mary Helen Blackwell
Mary Helen Blackwell, infant daughter of Jeffery and Janine Blackwell of Cabot, died May 8, 2004. She is survived by 1 brother; Samuel “Sam” Wayne Blackwell; grandparents Bobby and Mary Blackwell and Sam and Helen Trapanotto.
Visitation was Tuesday at Cabot Funeral Home. Graveside Service was at Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Chaplain Wade officiating.
Garland E. Goodwin
Garland E. Goodwin, 82, of Beebe, formerly of Cabot, died May 7, 2004. Garland was retired from Timex Corporation after working for 38 years. He was a tool and die maker. He fought in World War II in Germany.
He belonged to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Jacksonville, where he served in numerous capacities of church and religious service. He is most recently a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Searcy.
Survivors include three sons, Dan Goodwin of Jacksonville, Larry Goodwin of Long Beach, Calif., and Mark Goodwin of Beebe; three daughters, Margaret Lowery of Denver, Colo., Naomi Blauer of Boise, Idaho, and Janice Gandy of Gilbert, Ariz.; 26 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 14, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Jacksonville. Burial will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens in Beebe.
Marie P. Lilly Morgan
Marie Percefull Lilly Morgan, 81, died May 9, 2004. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Theron Morgan, 3 sons, Julian Lilly and wife Clara, Jeff Lilly and Sam Lilly, granddaughter, Julie Marie, 5 brothers and 1 sister. She is survived by her daughter, Sherry and Dale Hoggard of Roland, grandchildren: Mike and Amy Hoggard, Kevin and Terri Hoggard, Jennifer and Donald White, all of Roland, and Robin and Mike Wilson of Maumelle; great-grandchildren: Lexie Hoggard, Conner and Blake White; step-children: Mary, Jim, Susie and Sally; brothers: Edwin Percefull of Little Rock, and Ronald Percefull of Tulsa; sister Bernice (Bea) Bennett of Carlisle. Graveside Memorial service 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at Lonoke Cemetery, Dr. Glen McGriff officiating. Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke. Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 904 Autumn Road; Little Rock, AR 72211
Brigitte B. Campbell
Brigitte Barbara Campbell, age 68, of Cabot passed away Monday, May 10, 2004.She was born July 18, 1935 in Germersheim, Germany to the late Johan Halbritter and Emilie Halbritter-Bolz.
Brigitte spent most of her life traveling extensively with her husband Charlie which was a joy for them both. Never meeting a stranger, she loved everyone that came in contact with her and even “adopted” many as her own child or grandchildren and attended First Freedom Baptist Church.
Also preceded in death by her husband Charles E. Campbell in 2002, and two sons Johnny E. Campbell in 1975 and Clarence W. Campbell in 1999.
Survivors include two daughters - Virginia Campbell Shaver and husband Chuck of Blacksburg, Va., and Charlotte A. Campbell of Cabot; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Ryan Shaver and Charles Jackson Shaver both of Blacksdburg,
Virginia; three brothers, Bend Bolz and wife Hieka and Hans Halbritter, Alex Bolz of Germany; and one sister, Waltraud Haywood of Austin, Texas, as well as many very dear friends.
There will be private visitation, and graveside services 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2004. Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cabot with Bro. Freddy Dulany officiating. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service,713 South Second St., Cabot, AR, (502) 941-7888. Cabot.
Oma Caldwell, 96, of Jonesboro died May 7, 2004.
She is survived by six daughters, Sarah Hank of Farmington, Mo., Ernestine Bailey of Pine Bluff, Doris Wheeler of Newark, Jennie Harris of Jonesboro, Patricia Davidson of Ward, Betty Rowton of Lonoke; and two sons, Alfred Rogers of West Helena and Jim Caldwell of Marianna; four step-children, Geraldine Morrow of Almyra, T.M. “Sunny Boy” Caldwell of Moro, Nora Parks of Forrest City and Ruby Hill of Phoenix, Ariz.; 48 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren.
All memorials may be sent to Church of God of Prophecy, 3605 Race Street, Jonesboro, Ark., 72401.
Services were held at First Baptist Church, Marianna, Tuesday, with burial at Caldwell Cemetery, Aubery. Arrangements by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, Marianna.
Dorothy L. Klein
Dorothy L. Klein of Lonoke died May 9, 2004, at the age of 86.
She attended Sylvan Hills United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her children, Janis Klein of Lonoke and Marilyn D’Alena of California; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her sister, Erline Sedberry of Lonoke.
Graveside services were Wednesday, May 12, at Rest Hills Memorial Park.