Viola Ward Reynolds
Viola Delona Ward Reynolds, 85, of Little Rock died June 20, 2004.
She is survived by her sister, Cleo Bynum of Cabot.
Graveside service was Tuesday at Mayflower Cemetery. Arrangements by North Little Rock Funeral Home.
Karen Kaye Little
Karen Kaye Little, of Des Arc, died June 20, 2004.
Survivors are her husband, Tommy Gene Little of Des Arc; one daughter, Julie Kaye Little of Des Arc; one brother, John A. Phillips of Witter; 3 sisters, Sheila L. Harrison of England, Judy Phillips of Ward, and Regina Harrison of Scott.
Funeral service was Tuesday, June 22, at Roller-England Funeral Home, England. Burial was at Mulberry Cemetery
William “Bill” Tilghman, 80, was born October 20, 1924, in Hamilton, Ark.
He is survived by three children, Kenneth Tilghman of Clarksville, Tenn., Robert Tilghman of Azle, Texas, and Diane Owens of Lonoke; one sister, Jennie Crouch, Wynne; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren.
He was an Air Force veteran and was awarded the Citation and Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service while assigned as a B-58 crew chief, 43rd Organizational Maintenance Squadron, 43rd Bombardment wing at Carswell Air Force Base, Ft. Worth, Texas, from Nov. 15, 1959, until March 31, 1964. Mr. Tilghman was a resident of Lonoke for 29 years and an active member of American Legion Post 200.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel in Lonoke, with intermenty at Brownsville Cemetery.
Helen Mae Glover
Helen Mae Adcock Glover of Sherwood, died June 18, 2004, at the age of 88 years. She was a Jehovah Witness.
She is survived by her daughter, Janet Lynne Kirkpatrick; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were June 22, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home North Little Rock, with intermenty in Concord Cemetery
in Furlow. Funeral arrangements are by Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home.
Joyce Irene Minton
Joyce Irene Minton, age 65 of Jacksonville, died June 19, 2004.
Joyce was a member of the Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church in Vine Grove, Ky. She worked for Pathfinders for 15 years.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Robert Minton; son, Robert Minton Jr. of Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Tammy Minton of Jacksonville; two brothers, James V. Bird of Sacramento, Calif., Richard Bird of Indianapolis, Ind.; sister, Louise Bell of Clarksville, Ind.; two grandchildren.
Funeral services were June 23 with burial at the Sweeden Baptist Church Cemetery
in Sweeden, Ky. Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home was in charge.
Rita Ann Whittenburg
Rita Ann Treadway Whittenburg, 46, of Carlisle died Saturday, June 19, 2004.
She lived most of her life in Prairie County, and spent most of her adult years in the Crossroads area. She was employed with King Kat caterers.
Survivors are two sons, Jeremy Dewayne Whittenburg and Matthew Robert Whittenburg; two grandchildren; her parents, Bob and Ludene Treadway; brother, Bobby Treadway; grandmother, Viola King.
Services were Tuesday, June 22, at the Missionary Baptist Church in Hickory Plains with burial in Oakland Cemetery
in De Valls Bluff. Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen was in charge of arrangements.
Sara Eugenia Edwards
Sara Eugenia “Jean” Hicks Edwards, of Benton died June 16, 2004, at the age of 81.
She was born in Lonoke. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Benton.
She is survived by her son - Dennis Edwards of Benton; a brother, James H. Hicks, Jr., of Columbus, Ohio; and a sister, Martha Beard Willis of Clarksville.
Graveside services were Saturday at New Rosemont Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Benton or Saline Memorial Hospice.
Loyd Doyle Dyson
Loyd Doyle Dyson of North Little Rock, died June 23, 2004. He is survived by one son, Larry Dyson; two daughters, Eddy Lois and Lisa; one sister, Esther Turney; and several grandchildren.
Visitation was Saturday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Graveside service was Sunday, June 27, 2004, at Dunkard Cemetery.
Lillie M. Simpson
Lillie Manning Simpson, 85, of Sherwood, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004.
She was a charter member of First Assembly of God Church, North Little Rock.
Survivors include: four daughters, Betty Fortner of Vilonia, Wanda McCraw of Sherwood, Flora Smith of Sherwood and Linda Harness of Cabot; sisters, Bonnie Robinson of Lumberton, Texas, and Valrie Johnson of Beebe; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, Bldg. 66, Room 65, 2200 Fort Roots Drive, North Little Rock, Ark., 72114-1709.
Funeral service was Friday, June 25 at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Edgewood Cemetery.
Leola Drayer Carroll
Leola Drayer Carroll, age 70, died June 25, 2004. Survivors include sons: Harry Carroll, Sammie Carroll, Jr., James Carroll, Mark Steve Carroll and Victor Carroll; daughters, Dorothy Hunter, Jannie Davis, Judy McElwee, Barbara Baggies and Peggy Washington; step-children, Kaye Ward and Amy Carroll; one brother, Roy Coleman; five sisters, Reola Coleman, Viola Coleman, Cubitha Miller, Jewell Shephard and Mahalie Williams; 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren. Services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel, Lonoke. Burial will follow in Lonoke Cemetery.
W. ‘Bill’ Tilghman
William “Bill” Tilghman, 80, died last week. He is survived by 3 children, Kenneth Tilghman of Clarksville, Tenn., Robert Tilghman of Azle, Texas, and Diane Owens of Lonoke, 1 sister, Jennie Crouch, Winn, 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Tilghman was in the Army from Dec 11, 1941 until Oct 21, 1945. He then enlisted in the Air Force May 28, 1948, retired May 1, 1964. He retired as a staff Sgt. Advanced to Tech Sgt. On March 13, 1974; He was awarded the Citation and Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service while assigned as a B-58 crew chief, 43rd Organizational Maintenance Squadron 43rd Bombardment wing at Carswell Air Force Base, Ft Worth, Texas, from Nov 15, 1959 until March 31, 1964. He was a resident of Lonoke for 29 years and an active member of American Legion Post 200.
Funeral Service was Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel in Lonoke, with intermenty at Brownsville Cemetery.
Troy Edwin Myers
Troy Edwin Myers, age 66, of Beebe, Arkansas, died Sunday, June 27, 2004. He was a retired building contractor. Troy was an Army paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church, Carlisle, Arkansas.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Myers; two sons, Stephen and wife Marilyn Myers of Lonoke and Kevin and wife Becky Myers of Cabot; two stepsons, Wade Taylor of Ward and Keith Taylor of Cabot; two daughters, Leslie Myers of Little Rock and Susan and husband Kenny Bolen of Cabot; one stepdaughter, Sandy and husband Robert Bolin of Cabot; seven grandchildren, Tiffany, Chasity, Kepi, Chase and Lehman Myers, Terry and Tim Bolen; two step-grandchildren, Amanda and Jenna Bolin; and two great-grandchildren, Jadyn and Kaylee Bolen. Visitation was from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in New Hope Cemetery, Carlisle.
Sara Lynn Steelman
Sara Lynn Steelman, age 47, of Little Rock went to be with her Lord, Tuesday, June 22, 2004. She was born August 16, 1956 in Texarkana, Texas, the daughter of Harold and Carolyn Corley Steelman. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Little Rock and an employee of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Harry and Emma Steelman and her maternal grandparents, Vernard and Mary Lelia Corley.
In addition to her parents she is survived by a son, Jason Corley Fields and his wife Teresa, grandson, Tyler Fields; a daughter, Amy Fields; a brother, Hal Steelman and his son, Houston; Kyle Scruggs whom she loved as a son; her cherished pet, Nebo; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 25, 2004 at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home Chapel (224-8300) with Dr. Ed Simpson and Rev. Jimmy Wallace officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.
The family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.