David J. Metheny
David J. Metheny “Pops”, 64, of Maynard, died March 30, 2005.
He was a jailer for Randolph county and a reserve officer for the City of Pocahontas and was in the U.S. Marines.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy Metheny of the home; son, David Metheny of Cabot; daughter, Ellen L. Cox of Merced, CA; four grandchildren; brother, Richard S. Metheny of Russellville; and sister, Deborah L. Greber of Laughlin, NV.
A graveside service was held April 2 at Johnston Cemetery
Rex A. Russell, Jr.
Rex Alexander Russell, Jr., 81, of Searcy, formerly of Moro, Lee County, died Sat., April 2, 2005.
He served in the Armed Forces during WWII and was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic action. He was a member of Moro Baptist Church.
His survivors include his wife, Bobbie Jean Russell; son, Ronald; daughter, Ramona Henry; two grandsons; three great-grandsons; and sister, Billie Smith of Clarksville.
A graveside memorial service was held April 5 at Oak Grove Cemetery
Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Cemetery
or to the church of your choice.
Clarence H. Polster
Clarence H. Polster, 86, of Little Rock died April 1, 2005.
He was born March 24, 1919 in Lonoke. He retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service.
Graveside services were held April 5, at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery.
Martha Ann Kirk
Martha Ann Kirk, 56, of Lonoke, died March 28, 2005.
She is survived by her daughter, Roma Kirk of Florida; stepson, Bobby Kirk of Lonoke; step-grandchildren, Tori and Tre; and brother, Martin Clark of Louisiana.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Lela Virginia Pack
Lela Virginia Pack, 85, of Lonoke, died April 1, 2005.
Survivors include brothers, Robert Pack, Samuel Pack, John Henry Pack and Tom Pack of Lonoke; and sister, Montine Grugel of Brook Park, OH.
Graveside Services were held April 3, at Lonoke Cemetery.
Harold Keith McLoud
Harold Keith McLoud, formerly of Lonoke, 36, died April 2, 2005. Survivors include his mother, Mary Evelyn McLoud of Lonoke; and brother, Louis Elwood “Woody” McLoud of Seattle, WA.
Services were held April 5, at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel, Lonoke.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas AIDS, World Vision, or First United Methodist Church.
Rachel Marie Paul
Rachel Marie Paul, age 21, of Texarkana, formerly of Cabot, died March 29, 2005, after several liver transplant surgeries. She was a 2001 graduate from Cabot High School. Rachel was a volunteer cheerleader coach for Cabot Youth Pee Wee football for three years. She loved Taekwondo and was a 2nd degree black belt. She also loved competing. Shewas one of the first of a few African American female members of the Cabot Panther Track team.
Survivors include her mother, Stephanie Ann Paul of the home; sister Crystal Caldwell.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. April 16, 2005 at Living Waters Church in Cabot with Rev. James Charlton officiating.
Memorials may be made to Twice Blessed, 2732 Gaston Ave., Suite 119 in Dallas, Texas 75246. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service, Cabot.
Wayndlle “Lee” Leon Moore, age 67, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years of service. He was a Purple Heart recipient and received the Staff Service Medal from the Republic of Vietnam. After retirement, he worked as a police officer for the cities of Jacksonville and Sherwood. He was a member of VFW Post 4548.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Moore; children, Gina Gray of Tupelo, Miss., Terri Bennett of Jacksonville, Patrick Moore of Salinas, Calif., Shawna McNeil of Cabot, Chad Moore of Cabot; sister, Sarah Demlow of Dallas, Texas, brother, Gary Moore of Garland, Texas; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graaveside services were Thursday, April 7, 2005 in Chapel Hill Memorial Park Cemetery
in Jacksonville. Arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.
Nicholas Pehosh of Ward, Arkansas, was born August 21, 1920, in Mayfield, Pennsylvania and died April 7, 2005. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer.
His survivors include his only son, Michael Pehosh and wife Joan of Potomac Falls, Virginia; grandchildren Brett Pehosh and wife Stacey of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Dr. Lisa Martin and husband Scott of Dallas, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Jacob and Isaiah Martin; brothers-in-law Charles George and wife Rose of Cabot, Arkansas and Joe Yaworske of Mayfield, Pennsylvania; numerous nieces and nephews, Alan Yaworske, Melanie Wychowanec, Susan O’Brien, Jacquelyn Cottrell, Connie Reed and Charles Lynn George.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mildred (Mickey) Pehosh; brothers John and Michael Pehosh and sister Olga Yaworske.
Family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral was 10 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2005, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.
Linda Jenkins, 64, died April 10, 2005.
She is survived by her husband Robert Jenkins; one son, Amos Owen Jenkins of Lonoke; daughter, Robbie Wakefield of Carlisle; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, T.O. Ford, Jr. of Lonoke, William Ford of Arizona and Daniel Ford of Pine Bluff; three sisters, Josephine Cotton and Joyce Marie Bevil of Helena and Betty Jean Reynolds of Texas.
Graveside services were Wednesday at Old Carlisle Cemetery, arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.
Thomas B. Gentry
Thomas Berry Gentry, age 74, died April 6, 2005.
He is survived by his children, Lynn, Mary Gay, Judy Kay and Steve; sisters, Hazel Akins and Verna Campbell of Lonoke and grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday at Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke with intermenty in Lonoke Cemetery.
Vera T. Taylor
Vera T. Taylor, 66, of Beebe, died April 6, 2005.
She is survived by three daughters, Rita Owens of Beebe, Libby Gosvener of Jacksonville and Teresa Weston of Cabot; three sons, Micheal Douglas of Beebe, Arnold Taylor of Beebe and Audie Taylor of Beebe; sixteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Garringer of Anderson, Ind.; one brother, Billy Thompson of Michigan.
Funeral was Saturday, April 9, 2005, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Bobby Raper, Jimmy Owens, Jr., Paul Owens, Joseph Taylor, Dallas Taylor and Bryan Herrington. Honorary pallbearers were Phillip Goldman, Wesley Taylor and Colton Taylor.
Otis Evans Coffey
Otis Evans Coffey, 87, of Conway died Thursday, April 7, 2005.
She was retired from Franklin Electric Industries of Jacksonville, a member of First United Methodist Church of Conway and the Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by two sons, John of Conway and Larry of Plano, Texas; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; two brothers, O.L. Evans of North Little Rock, and Jack Evans of Cabot.
Graveside service was Friday at Old Austin Cemetery
with the Rev. John R. Collier officiating. Burial was by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway.
James B. Tucker
James Berford Tucker, 92, of Little Rock died April 5, 2005.
He was a Major in the United States Air Force; after retirement he owned and operated Quality Auto Sales in North Little Rock.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma Cain Tucker; his stepchildren, Jade C. Marshall of Yorba Linda, CA, Louie H. Lem of Cabot, Joe C. Lem of Little Rock, and Martha Johnson of Napa, Idaho; nine step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held April 7, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth in Little Rock. Graveside service with full military honors was held April 8, at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Rockwall, TX.