Monday, April 11, 2011
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INDEX Some obituaries may appear in certain editions of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and not in others. This list shows the names of all people whose obituaries are in at least one edition. For obituaries not in this edition, please see our website, Arkansas Online, at arkansasonline.com/obituaries/.
Orrell Lynn “Bo” Humphrey Jr., 78, of Little Rock.
Marcill Moncrief, 85, of North Little Rock.
Nancy L. Murphy, 81, of Little Rock.
Mayickal Pappen, of Little Rock.
ELSEWHERE IN ARKANSAS
BALD KNOB Jewell Allene Hamilton, 83.
BENTON Winnie C. Mandrell, 75.
CAMDEN Beth Dunn Arnold, 88.
DARDANELLE Ezekiel Bartholomew Ritchie, infant.
FLIPPIN William “Darrell” Culpepper, 54.
John “Big John” Wahler, 55.
GASSVILLE James Gerald Hagen, 90.
HARRISON Edrie Ann McClintock, 68.
HICKORY RIDGE Justin Mauldin, 32.
JONESBORO Frankie Williams, 76.
JORDAN Basil Baker, 68.
MALVERN Lorene Harper Guin, 94.
MARMADUKE William “Bill” Roberts, 85.
MONTICELLO Cindy Parnell Booker, 80.
MOUNTAIN HOME C. Wayne Wooldridge, 92.
OKOLONA Trina Kathleen Hill, 40.
PARON Steven Rayburn Benton, 48.
SEARCY Glenn Griffin, 82.
SHERIDAN Pet Clark, 82.
George Author “Buddy” Sanders, 68.
STAR CITY Jerry Carter McGehee, 38.
Carolyn Lee Jones, 69.
ORRELL LYNN “BO” HUMPHREY JR., of Little Rock, Ark., passedaway on Saturday, April 9. He was born in Mc-Gehee, Ark., on Sept. 19, 1932, to Orrell Lynn Humphrey and Katherine Inez Oliver. He is preceded in death by both of his parents. Mass of ChristianBurial will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4000 N. Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock, with Monsignor Francis I. Malone officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock. Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct., Little Rock, (501)224-2200. Mr. Humphrey’s online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.
MARCILL MONCRIEF, 85, of North Little Rock passed awayThursday, April 7, 2011. She was born in El Paso, Ark., to the late Floyd and Etta Cummings Burns. Marcill was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Troy Moncrief; and four brothers, Chelcie, A.D., Troy, and Bedford Burns. Marcill was a loving and caring homemaker, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, neighbor and friend. She will be remembered for her generosity, cheer, wonderful skills of gardening, cooking and sewing, and her practice of telling it like it is. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by two sons, James Troy Moncrief Jr. and his wife, Inn, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and David Bruce Moncrief and his wife, Julie, of Fort Smith, Ark.; three grandchildren, James Troy Moncrief III of Chattanooga, Tenn., Lillian and Ellen Moncrief of Fort Smith, Ark.; two greatgrandchildren, Ada and Everest Moncrief of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sisters, Bea Shock and Louise Cearley; three brothers, Hack, Mc-Coy and Bill Burns; and a host of other family and friends. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Monday, April 11, 2011, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel (501-791-7400) with Reverend Gerry Claybrook officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Little Rock, Ark. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, April 10, 2011, at the funeral home. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/owens.
NANCY L. MURPHY, 81, of Little Rock died Saturday, April 9, 2011. She was born April 23, 1929, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Brice and Lily McCallum Isom. Mrs. Murphy worked for 33 years as a Draftswoman for AT&T, drawing maps of cities and towns by hand,for telephone service. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Murphy was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Isom, and sisters, Lily Treadway and Edd Hay. Mrs. Murphy “Dandy” issurvived by the love of her life, Harold Ellingson of Little Rock, one son, Jerry Murphy of Cabot, and one daughter, Robin Rye, and her husband, Andy, of Vilonia as well as grandsons, Ryan Talbert and his wife, Jesica; Ross Talbert and his wife, Devon, and their daughter, Erin; Marty Murphy and Bryce Murphy. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Cabot. Arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home (501)843-5816. Please sign the online guestbook at www.moorescabotfuneralhome.com.
MAYICKAL PAPPEN, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011. He was born in India to Mammen and Mariamma Scaria. Mayickal was a 22-year employee of the Arkansas Department of Health. He is survived by his ex-wife, Marykutty Pappachen; children, Lizzy Blake, Texas, Litty Pappachen, and James Pappachen; and one sister, Annamma Zaachariah. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m., today at Saint Theresa Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, under the direction of Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Funeral Home.
BALD KNOB - Jewell Allene Hamilton, age 83, of Bald Knob,loving mother and “Nanny,” died Saturday, April 9, 2011. She was born in the Sidon Community, March 23, 1928, the daughter of Carl H. and Edith Rhoades Scott. Ms. Hamilton wasretired from Arkansas General Industries in Bald Knob and was a member of the Searcy Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her sons, James “Jr.” Hamilton Jr. (Alsidene), Searcy; Randy Hamilton (Patsy), Round Rock, Texas; David Hamilton (Sarah), Heber Springs; daughters, Brenda Spradling (Joe), and Debbie Duncan (Ricky), Bald Knob; brother, James Paul Scott (Betty), Searcy, and a sister, Carlene Caldwell (Benny) of Floyd. Grandchildren, Monty and Logan Hamilton, Chad Ashburn, Amber Roberts, Jody Spradling, Aaron and Mark Hamilton, Jeremy Duncan, Autumn Lindsey, Isaiah Hamilton and Megan Reed, 27 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandchild, Skye Hamilton. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Powell Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Shady Grove Cemetery in Bald Knob. Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home, Bald Knob-Judsonia. www.powellfuneralhome.net.
BENTON - Winnie C. Mandrell, 75, Benton, died Saturday. Survivors: husband, James Mandrell; daughters, Tony Leathers, Jeannie Henderson and Krissy Blackwell. She loved her grandchildren, Cody, Tidy, Nicole, J.T., Karie and her two great-grandchildren, Taylin and Paxton. Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
CAMDEN - Beth Dunn Arnold, 88, of Camden, formerly of Hampton, died Friday, April 8, 2011 at her home. She was born Aug. 25, 1922 in Hampton, Ark., to the late Leroy and Maude Dunn. She was a loving wife, mother, nana, sister, and Aunt Beth. She was a wonderful homemaker and known for her great cooking. She was a retired line supervisor for General Dynamics. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Coach Boyd Arnold; brother, Dr. Tom Dunn; sisters, Katie Culpepper and Marilyn Sullenberger; and grandson, William Boyd “Bill” Arnold. She is survived by her son, Ben Arnold and wife Shelly of Cave Creek, Ariz.; daughter, Betty Arnold of Camden; three grandchildren, Amanda Ghaemmaghami and husband Vafa of Phoenix, Ariz., Courtney Gillis and husband Ryan of Surprise, Ariz., Jacob Boyd Arnold of Cave Creek, Ariz.; five great-grandchildren, and the Dunn kids and their families. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hampton First Methodist Church. Burial will be at Means Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton. To sign the online register, visit www.bentonfuneralhome.com.
DARDANELLE - Ezekiel Bartholomew Ritchie, infant son of Joseph Nathaniel and Chesley Nicole Smith Ritchie of Dardanelle, died April 8, 2011, at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. Services and burial are private by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com.
FLIPPIN - Memorial services for William “Darrell” Culpepper, 54, of Flippin were held April 9, 2011 at Kirby and Family Funeral Home. Darrell died April 7. A maintenance engineer, survived by his wife, Traci, and two daughters. Arrangements by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit online obituary/guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.
FLIPPIN - Visitation for John “Big John” Wahler, 55, of Flippin was held April 10, 2011 at Kirby and Family Funeral Home. John died April 8. A river fishing guide, survived by his wife, Bobbie, and three children. Arrangements by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit online obituary/guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.
GASSVILLE - James Gerald Hagen, 90, of Gassville died April 7. Service and burial are private. Survived by wife, “Dean,” one son, James; one stepson, Don Ford; two step-grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren and one brother. Arrangements by Kirby and Family Funeral Home, Mountain Home. Online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.
HARRISON - Edrie Ann Mc-Clintock, 68, of Harrison passed away Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Baxter Regional Medical Center. Services will be private. Arrangements by Roller Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
HICKORY RIDGE - Justin Mauldin, 32, of Hickory Ridge, lost his battle with cancer Friday. Survivors include wife, Jessica; mother, Lynne; daughter, Shelby; two sisters, Lisa and Melissa; two grandmothers. Funeral services are Monday, 10 a.m. at Thompson-Wilson Wynne Funeral Home.Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery at McCrory. 870-238-9400 www.thompsonwilsonfh.com.
JONESBORO - Frankie Williams, 76, of Jonesboro died Saturday. Survivors include: daughters, Donna Flanigan, Beverly McCoy, Linda Williams and Julie Hipsher; nine grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren; two brothers; and three sisters. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Faith Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
JORDAN - Memorial services for Basil Baker, 68, of Jordan will be 2 p.m. April 12, 2011, at Kirby and Family Funeral Home. Basil died April 6. A nuclear manager for Entergy, survived by his wife, Margit. Arrangements by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit online obituary/guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.
MALVERN - Lorene Harper Guin, 94, Malvern, went to be with her Lord April 10, 2011. Survivors: son, Larry (Sarah) Guin, Antioch Community; daughter, Betty Ann (John) Sheets, Flower Mound, Texas; sister, Johnnie Bell Martin, Malvern. Visitation Monday, April 11, 6-8 p.m., Regency Funeral Home. Service Tuesday, April 12, 2 p.m., Regency Chapel. Guestbook, regencyfuneralhome.com.
MARMADUKE - William “Bill” Roberts, 85, of Marmaduke passed away April 9, 2011, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Visitation will be April 11, 2011, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Irby Funeral Home in Marmaduke. The funeral will be Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at the Marmaduke First Baptist Church at 10 with interment at the Cudd Cemetery. You may sign the online registration book at www.irbyfuneralhome.com.
MONTICELLO - Cindy Parnell Booker, 80, of Monticello, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel, with burial in Gravel Ridge Cemetery in Hermitage. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.
MOUNTAIN HOME - Mr. C. Wayne Wooldridge, age 92, of Mountain Home, Ark., passed away Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be private. Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home. Online guestbook: rollerfuneralhomes.com.
OKOLONA - Trina Kathleen Hill, age 40, of Okolona died Friday. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at the Antoine Baptist Church. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, Arkadelphia. Burial will be in Antoine Cemetery. Sign online guestbook at www.ruggleswilcox.com.
PARON - Steven Rayburn Benton, 48, of Paron, Ark., died April 8, 2011, at his residence. He was born Dec. 21, 1962, in Little Rock to the late Bobby Gene Benton and Imogene Edwards who survives. Mr. Benton worked for Kroger and was a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witnesses. In his past time he loved restoring cars and was a very avid deer hunter.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sons, Shane Benton and Justin Benton, both of Alexander, Ark.; three brothers, Darrell Benton of Little Rock, Edward Benton of New Mexico, and Mickey Benton of Benton, Ark.; one sister, Debbie Adams of Plumerville, Ark.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, April 12 from 12 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at the Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. www.SearcyMceuenFuneralHome.com.
SEARCY - Glenn Griffin, 82, of Searcy, died April 9, 2011. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, April 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Assembly of God in Searcy. Interment will follow in Henderson Cemetery. www.searcymceuenfuneralhome.com.
SHERIDAN - Pet Clark, age 82, of Sheridan died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born May 3, 1928 in Rison to the late Lonnie Harris and Mattie Reed Harris. Mrs. Clark was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Sheridan and was an avid Bridge Player and a very loving mother.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Haywood Wright and James Clark; one brother, Lacy Harris; and her parents.
She is survived by one son, Robert (Cathy) Wright of Memphis, Tenn.; three step-sons, Dale Clark, Donald Clark, and James Ervin Clark, all of Sheridan; one daughter, Becky (Robert) Horton of Hot Springs Village; two step-daughters, Louise Whitaker and Ruth Ann Culpepper, both of Sheridan; one brother, Sam Harris of Rison, and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Friendship Cemetery in Woodlawn. Please sign online guestbook at www.buiefuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Buie Funeral Home of Sheridan. (870) 942-3231.
SHERIDAN - George Author “Buddy” Sanders of Sheridan, Ark .,was born Dec. 27, 1942 at Van, Ark., the son of the late George Lee and Daisy Ruth Brown Sanders.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having proudly served in the United States Marines and wasretired owner and operator of Sanders Gun and Bait Shop. George was a member of Crockett’s Bluff Missionary Baptist Church, was a 32 degree Mason, a member of Rattlesnake Hunting Club, and also a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation. He was a bail bondsman and had served previously served 20 years in law enforcement as an officer.
Mr. Sanders died Saturday, April 9, 2011 at his home, surrounded by his family, at the age of 68. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Danny Sanders; a sister, Margaret Rhodes; and a nephew, Buddy Sanders.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Jo Moore Sanders of Sheridan; son, Earl Sanders of Nashville, Ark.; sisters, Alice Faye Nichols of Killeen, Texas, and Shirley Edwards of Pine Bluff; grandchildren, Jessica Sanders of Benton, Clay and Logan Sanders of Benton; great-grandchild, Hunter Newlun of Benton.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel in Sheridan. Private interment will take place in Arkansas Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2501 West 28th, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71601.
Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan (870) 942-1306. To sign the online guestbook: www.memorialgardenssheridan.com.
STAR CITY - Jerry Carter Mc-Gehee, 38, of Star City, died Saturday. He was born Nov. 26, 1972 in Pine Bluff to Tommy and Dianne Bolen McGehee. He was a truck driver and was a member of Crigler Missionary Baptist Church. He was a loving son, an overprotective brother, a rambunctious uncle and a wonderful friend to many.
Preceding him in death was his paternal grandfather, Woodrow McGehee, and maternal grandfather, Luther Bolen. Survivors include his parents, Tommy and Dianne McGehee of Star City; brother, Michael McGehee of Arkadelphia; sister, Kim Lanehart and husband Jacob of Star City; paternal grandmother, Gertrude McGehee of Star City; maternal grandmother, Edna Bolen of Star City; nephew, Asher Lanehart of Star City; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Chapel in Star City. Bro. David Leopard and Bro. James Calhoun will officiate. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Brannon Wynn, Albert Owen, Randy Morgan, Danny Henley, Tommy Robertson, Sammy Glyn Carter, Danny Prevatte, Sammy Prevatte, Jason Morris and Steve Morris.
Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online obituary at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.
WAUKESHA, Wis. - Carolyn Lee Jones, 69, of Waukesha, Wis., died April 3, 2011. Mother of Dawn and Harold (Gabrielle) Jones; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; sister of Barbara Thomas, Bill and Johnny Campbell.
Graveside services 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Robertstown Cemetery near Jerusalem by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Online guestbook: www.harrisfuneralhomes.net.
Arkansas, Pages 8 on 04/11/2011