Harold E. Jones
Harold Eugene “Dopie” Jones, of Cabot, went to be with his Savior, Sunday, February 27, 2005 at the age of 87. He was born April 19, 1917 in Vanndale, Arkansas to Preston and Elma Jones. He came to live in Cabot when he married Mary Elizabeth Kerr of December 23, 1940.
He served his country proudly in the Army during World War II from May 6, 1942 until September 23, 1945. He was a mason and an active supporter of the Lonoke County Democratic Election Commission having served many years as an election official. He served eight years as an alderman for the city of Cabot in Ward 2 and was the chairman of the committee for numbering the homes in Cabot. He was an avid fisherman; a Boy Scout leader; a coach for the Little League Baseball team for six years. Harold was a charter member of the VFW and helped raise money for the Veterans Park by going around with a few others carrying a car on a truck to sell chances at $1.00 a ticket. Someone from Augusta won the car. Harold retired from the Cabot Fire Department after twenty years. He also retired from the V.A. Hospital at Fort Roots after twenty years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary of the home; daughter, Dian Evans and Darv; two sons, Eugene and his wife Sue Jones and John Jones; a brother, Larry Jones and his wife Betty of Wynne, Arkansas. He leaves behind seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by his family.
He is preceded in death by a son Ronald Keith Jones; three brothers of Wynne and one sister of Memphis.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at the First Baptist Church in Cabot with intermenty in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation was 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home, 501-843-5816.
Wanda Glen Martin
Wanda Glen Martin, 78, of Cabot, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005. She was a member of the Cabot Church of Christ, a retired school teacher and member of The Red Hat Society.
She is survived by a son, Robert W. Martin of Cabot; a sister Mabel Cook of Jackson, MS, two grandchildren, and a great grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Stamps with burial in Falcon Cemetery
under the direction of Smith Funeral Home-Stamps.
Memorials may be made to Cabot Church of Christ.
Michael Ray Peeks
Michael Ray Peeks, 33, of Lonoke died Feb. 23, 2005.
Survivors include his wife, Terry; daughters, Amber and Elizabeth of Lawton, OK; stepsons, Justin and Joshua of Lonoke; sisters, Becky Porter and Debbie Cole of Lonoke; and brother, Bobby Peeks of DeWitt.
Funeral services were held Feb. 26, at Brownsville Baptist Church with intermenty following at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Lonoke.
Ella Leola Roberts
Ella Leola Crook Roberts, 90, of North Little Rock, died Feb. 24, 2005.
She was of the Nazarene faith.
She is survived by her daughters, Lemeta Roberts Skipper of Cabot, and Helen Roberts Jones of Port Royal, SC; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held Feb. 28 at Lost Creek Cemetery
Dorothy I. Rose
Dorothy I. Rose, 64, of Hensley died Feb. 24, 2005.
She was a member of Lone Pine Missionary Baptist Church and was a supervising seamstress at the Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind.
Survivors include sons, Anthony W. Rose of Sheridan, Thomas Clark Rose and Billy W. Rose both of Hensley; six grandchildren; brothers, Farrel Rockwell, Bill Rockwell and Garland Rockwell, all of Humnoke; sisters, Rosie Carter of Humnoke, Violet Jones of Wabbaseka, Louise O’Neal of Cabot, Betty Underwood of Carlisle, and Elaine Kimsey of Stuttgart.
The funeral service was Feb. 28, at Lone Pine Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Eugene Miller officiating.
Interment was in Orion Cemetery
Troy Lynn Carpenter
Troy Lynn Carpenter, 49, of California died Sunday, February 27, 2005. He was born September 7, 1955. He is survived by two daughters, Tramra L. & Threresa L. Carpenter of Norman, Oklahoma; one granddaughter; his mother, Betty Dotore and Tony of Austin; father, Louis Carpenter and wife Winona; and brother, Wayne Carpenter and wife Vera, all of Lonoke; three sisters, Emma Lee Carpenter of Oklahoma, Martha Jane Sanders of Jacksonville and Joyce Ann Pittman of Lancaster, California. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation, 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Pamela Walker Williamson, 47, of North Little Rock died Feb. 20, 2005.
She is survived by son, B. Norman Williamson, Jr., of North Little Rock; parents, Leola and Henderson Cooney of Lonoke; sisters, June Richardson of Edgewood, KY, Vernistene Golden of Arlington, TX; brother, Carl Andre Cooney of Jacksonville.
Funeral services were held Feb. 26, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, in Lonoke.
Curtis Denton Gurley, 89, of Biscoe died Feb. 23, 2005.
He was a member of Biscoe Assembly of God Church.
He is survived by daughters, Carolyn Prince of Biscoe and Gail Newell of Cabot; brothers, Earnest Gurley of Biscoe, and Marvin Gurley of Memphis, TN; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Feb. 25, 2005 at Biscoe Assembly of God Church, with Bro. Mark Kirkpatrick and Dr. Floyd Ray officiating. Burial followed in Biscoe Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Biscoe Cemetery
John H. Bopp
John H. Bopp, 69, of Cabot, died on Feb. 24, 2005.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Bopp of Cabot; daughter, Cynthia L. Preston of Delray Beach, FL; sons, Robert A. Bopp and Richard L. Bopp, both of Cabot; brother, Philip G. Bopp of Powell, TX; sister, Vivien L. Curtis of Ferndale; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Feb. 28, 2005, at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Chapel in North Little Rock and intermenty followed at Rest Hills Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Grace Community Church, building fund, in Cabot.
Lois C. Parker
Lois C. Parker, age 79, died Feb. 23, 2005. She is survived by four sons, Robert Parker and Danny Parker of Dover, Leo Parker of Clinton and David Parker of Meridian, Miss.; three daughters, Patsy Parnell Of Russellville, Sissy Duvall of Dover and Brenda Christopher of North Little Rock; one brother, Eugene Spears of Lonoke and two sisters, Hazel Donahue of California and Lucille Breashears of Hot Springs; 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday at Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke with intermenty in Sumner Cemetery.
William B. Jones
William B. “Bill” Jones, 87, of Austin, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord Saturday, February 26, 2005. He is preceded in death by one grandson, Eric Wine and son-in-law James Covington. He is survived by a loving wife of sixty-one and a half years, Rena Clements Jones; daughters Peggy (Paul) Wine of Cabot and Patricia (Stephen) Johnson of Austin. Survived by grandchildren Jimmy (Amanda) Covington and four children; Kimberly (Ricky) Swint and three sons; Denise (Koby) Smith and two sons; Terry (Dwayne) Woemer and three children; Deletha (Cragg) Henry and three children; and Leigh Covington; one brother Otha (Iris) Jones of Cabot, plus nine nieces and nephews and countless other family and friends.
Bill was a retired dairy farmer, avid fisherman, devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Christian, and friend. He was an ordained Deacon and a member of First Baptist Church of Cabot. He served in WWII in the U.S. Army Air Force.
Visitation was Tuesday at Westbrook Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at First Baptist Church, Cabot, with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Warren Knight of Cabot, a loving husband, father and a cornerstone of the community, passes at the age of 71 on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005. He was born Oct. 24, 1933 at home in Fruitvale, TN. He was a longstanding member of the First Baptist Church of Cabot. He believed and loved the Lord his entire life.
Warren was married to the love of his life, Sandra, for 52 years. They were high school sweethearts who married at the ages of 17 & 19.
In his early life, Warren worked with his father at the Ford Motor Co. and A&P Grocery in Memphis. Warren quickly was promoted through the grocery business ending up in North Little Rock as the Arkansas Division Supervisor for Weingarten’s, a Houston based grocery chain. In 1971, after working 11 years with Weingarten’s, Warren left his job and moved to Cabot where he purchased Thompson’s Dollar Saver to go into business for himself. Warren and Sandra, along with their three sons worked hard to build a successful business, which is celebrating its 34th anniversary this month.
Warren was the backbone of a very close knit family which consisted of 3 sons and their families. He was always quick to contribute good advice to those who were willing to listen. Warren always had his opinions and sometimes voiced them, but always encouraged you to make your own decisions. His love was unconditional and free of judgment.
Anyone who ever worked with Warren was very familiar with his “penny” story. He used that story as an example to show that to make a dollar, you have to start with a penny. Warren was known for his generosity in supporting the needs of local families, community, and surrounding area organizations such as churches, sport groups, schools, and civic needs.
Warren made sure that the customer was always the most valued asset of his business. He also considered many of his employees extended members of his family. Many went on to start their own successful businesses with his blessing.
Warren was passionate about many things in life, including his love of family and friends, sports, especially the Razorbacks, reminiscing with old stories, water skiing, deep sea fishing, cooking and eating.
Warren accomplished many things in his life. In the early seventies he sponsored the first pee wee football and baseball organization that continues on today. He avidly supported the successful effort to start the Cabot High School baseball program. Warren was also an accomplished pilot acquiring his private pilot’s license in 1977.
He will be greatly missed by all those who were fortunate enough to have known his love, honesty, and generosity, along with his light-hearted humor.
Warren lived, loved, and was loved.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra; his sons Keith, wife Cherie, Kent, wife Karen, Kevin, wife Karmen; one older sister, Mary Ann Mathis and a younger brother, Vandon Knight, 11 Grandchildren, and 3 Great-Grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Marvin and Louise Knight and in-laws Luke and Louise Kelley.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2005 at the First Baptist Church in Cabot. Burial to follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Public viewing will be from 10:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the American Diabetes. Association.
Arrangements under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home, (501) 843-5816.