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RabornCarl
Way
Carl Way Raborn, 62, of Carlisle died May 16, 1997.

He was a retired photographer for the U.S.Corps of Engineers, retired from the Carlisle Fire Department, and the Auxiliary Police Department. He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church and the Professional Photographers of America.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Cameron Raborn; a son, David Rex Raborn of Pembroke, Ga.; a daughter, Lisa Kaye Heatherly of Rogerville, Mo.; three brothers, Clifford Raborn of Carlisle, Don Raborn of Little Rock, and Ray Raborn of Ellisville, Miss.; four sisters, Doris Bradley of Bryant, Alice Faye Hudson of Sherwood, Linda Cochran of Benton and Rachel Smart of San Jose, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Funeral was May 19 at the Immanuel Baptist Church at Carlisle, with burial in Carlisle Cemetery by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.; csh5/21/97

RabornGeorge
Leon
George Leon Raborn, 88, of Carlisle died Feb. 24, 2000.

He was a retired farmer and member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lois; sons, Melvin Raborn and Jerry Raborn, both of Carlisle; a daughter, Charlotte Brown of Russellville; a sister, Dorothy Buffalo of Carlisle; eight grandchldren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Feb. 26 at the First United Methodist Church in Carlisle with burial in the Old Carlisle Cemetery by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.; csh3/1/2000

RadcliffeRobert H.Robert H. Radcliffe, 83, of Lonoke died April 27, 1998.

He was retired from the Arkansas Employment Security Division, and was a World War II veteran. He was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church, Lonoke.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Knox Radcliffe; a daughter, Diane Strickland of Lonoke; a grandson; and a sister, Blance Nelson of Houston, Texas.

Funeral was April 29 at the Presbyterian Church, Lonoke, and burial was in Lonoke Cemetery by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.

Memorials may be made to the Lonoke Presbyterian Church.; csh4/29/98

RagsdaleJennieJennie Frances Ragsdale, 82, of McCrory died June 30, 1998.

Funeral was July 3 at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of McCrory and Wynne, with burial in Woodman Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Robert E. Peters of Cabot; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.; csh7/8/98

RainsTerry
Lynn
Terry Lynn Rains, 58, died Sept. 9, 2002.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Cole Rains; his mother, Violet Irene Rains of Judsonia; sisters, Peggy Wolfe and Wanda Gay Burleson, both of Heber Springs.

Terry Worked at the Lonoke Democrat office in the 1960s during "hot-metal" days, doing back shop work and Linotype. He could often be hear singing beautifully while going about his work.

Funeral was Wednesday at New Testament Baptist Church with interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Jacksonville, by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.

Memorials may be made to the New Testament Baptist Church, Lonoke; csh9/11/2002

RainwaterMary
Jean
Mary Jean Rainwater, 67, of Little Rock died Jan. 23, 1998.

She was a residential apartment manager for the E.Lay Company. She won numerous awards and acknowledgements in the field of Property Management. She had achieved ARM status. She received and award from then Governor Bill Clinton for performing CPR on a four-year-old boy and saving his life. She was a member of the First Gospel Church, where she was a former music director. She was the 1996 Regional Nursing Center Queen, where she was a resident in Bryant.

Survivors include a son, Gil Rainwater of Lonoke; two daughters, Cathy Lowry of Little Rock and Karen Horton of Redfield; and four grandchildren.

Funeral was Jan. 27 at the First Gospel Church by Rev. Glen Winingar, with burial in Pinecrest Memorial Park by Roller-Drummond Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the First Gospel Church Academy, Little Rock.; csh1/28/98

RakesMarvin
Enoch
Marvin Enoch Rakes, aged 77, of Beebe died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1996.

He retired from NASA as an electronic inspector, and served in the U.S. Marines. He was a member of Harrison Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Carter Rakes; a son, Tim Rakes of Birmingham, Ala.; two daughters, Patricia Robertson of Eads, Tenn. and Karen Petterson of Beebe; seven stepchildren, Melba Campbell, Robert Wilson, Clifford Wilson, Thomas Wilson, A.G. McCain, James McCain and Barbara Roberts; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Thursday, Oct. 3, at Moore's Cabot Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Butler ville Cemetery.; csh10/9/96

RalstonTom F.Tom F. Ralston, 58, of Cabot died June 20, 1998.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sarah Joe; two daughters, Sheila Talley and Shannon Reveley; three grandchildren; a sister, Pat Cloud of Oklahoma; and a brother, Bill Ralston of Cabot.

A memorial service was held June 23 at Mt. Zion Methodist Church. Cabot Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements; csh6/24/98

RamsayBettyBetty Wheat Fort Ramsay, 72, of Lonoke died Feb. 8, 2002. She was a retired director of the Lonoke County Council on Aging.

Survivors include sons, Leland G. Fort and Kirk D. Fort, both of Lonoke; a daughter, Becky Baker of Lonoke; sisters, Ann Martin of Lonoke and Cleo Gustafson of Kansas; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Feb. 11 at Brownsville Assembly of God Church, with burial in Sunset Memorial Garden by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke; adg2/13/2002

RamseyClarence A.Clarence Almon Ramsey, 65, of N.Little Rock died Jan.3, 1998.

He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Lattie Ramsey of North Little Rock; a son, Steve Ramsey of Humnoke; two daughters, Rita Ann Pifer and Sally Ramsey, both of Humnoke; his mother, Blanche Ramsey of Humnoke; and four grandchildren.

Funeral was Jan 6 at the Roller-England Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Hamilton Cemetery, Carlisle.;csh1/7/98

RamseyEllis
William
Ellis William Ramsey, 60, of Beebe died May 15, 1997.

He was a retired employee of the Pulaski County Special School District, a U.S. Army veteran, a Baptist, and a member of Beebe Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Anne Smith Ramsey; three brothers, Roland Ramsey and Paul Ramsey both of Beebe. Gene Ramsey of Plano, Texas; and his stepmother, Mae Burns Ramsey, of Beebe.

Funeral was May 17 at Beebe First Baptist Church, with burial in Antioch Cemetery by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital or the Salvation Army.; csh5/21/97

RandRoyal
Lester
Royal Lester Rand, 72, of Searcy died June 28, 1998.

He was a retired jeweler and a World War II veteran.

Survivors include three children, Don Rand of McCrory, Dianne Tiner of Beebe and Danny Rand of Allen, Texas; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; six sisters, Beula Hester of Woodburn, Ore., Retha Smith of Forrest Grove, Areg., Agnes Wilsonof Hillsboro, Ore., Josephine Watts of Cornelius, Ore., Lula Fry of Lake City, and Irene Friend of Hardy.

Funeral was July 1 at Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.; csh7/1/98

RandofCarl
Robert
Carl Robert Randof, 66, of Cabot died July 8, 1998.

He was a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and a veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was on the board, and was captain of the Mountain Spring Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Oney Randof of Cabot; two sons, Robert Randof of Skipper, Va. and David Randof of Cabot; two daughters, Joyce Beaver of Jacksonville and Carla Armstrong of Copperas Cove, Texas; two brothers, David Randof and Peter Randof, both of New York City, NY; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral was July 11 at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Park.; csh7/15/1998

RandolphFelix Sr.Felix Randolph Sr., 43, of Little Rock died Aug. 8, 1998.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Randolph; two daughters, Gwenda Randolph and Delisa Randolph, both of Little Rock; three sons, Robert Howard, Felix Jr. and Dewayne Randolph, all of Little Rock; his mother, Mary Spence; two sisters, Annie King of Scott and Benedna Brooks of Little Rock; four brothers, Bennie Williams of Colorado Springs, Colo., Benny Eagle, Benjamin Parker and John Parker, all of Little Rock; his grandmother, Sarah Lovelace of Little Rock.

Funeral was Aug. 15 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Scott, with burial in Alexander Cemetery, Scott, by Will Acklin Funeral Home, Little Rock.; csh8/10/98

RaneyWalter
Earnest
Walter Earnest Raney, aged 87, of Cabot died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997.

He was a member of the Cabot Church of Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Cleota Woosley of Cabot and Christine Dale of Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Mary Kimbrough of Wharton, Texas; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday, Jan. 3, at Cabot Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Moore's Cabot Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Paragould Children's Home, 5615 Old Walcott Rd., Paragould, Ark. 72450, or a favorite charity.; csh1/8/97

RansomDavid
Jerome
David Jerome Ransom, 50, of Irving, Texas died April 26, 1998

He was affliliated with the Church of Christ.

Survivors include six brothers, P.J.Ransom Jr. of California, Raymond Ransom of North Little Rock, George Ransom and Rick Ransom, both of Sherwood, Charles Ransom of Fairfield Bay, and Ronald Ransom of Cabot; six sisters, Mary Ellen Denton of Ohio, Pat Tentinger of Oregon, Barbara Ransom, Charlene Frankson and Linda Ransom, all of Sherwood, and Debbie Herring of Alma.

Funeral was April 30 at Sylvan Hills Church of Christ by Robert Wingfield, with burial in Rest Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas School for the Blind.;csh5/6/98

RashHannah
Gayle
Hannah Gayle Rach, one-year-od daughter of Kenneth Ray and Ginger Kay Rash of Vilonia died April 25, 1998.

Other survivors include a brother, Caleb "Buddy" Rash; her grandparents, John and Mary Kaye Neal and Paul and Sheila Rash, all of Vilonia; her great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hill of Lonoke, Beatrice King of Vilonia, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Witcher and Mrs. Levon Dyson, all of Cabot, Barbra Martin of Malvern, Harry and Norma Rash of Pilan, Texas, and Virginia Collier of Conway; her great-great-grandparents are Mavis McKim of Clinton and Vassie Hodge of Cabot.

Funeral was April 28 at Apple Hill Baptist Church, with burial in Neal Family cemetery by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.; csh4/29/98

RayFreelynFreelyn H."Shot" Ray, 60, of Cabot died May 25, 2000. He was a member of the VFW.

Funeral was May 27 at Mt. Springs Baptist Church, with interment in Mt. Springs Cemetery by Cabot Funeral Home.

Survivors include a son, Joey L. Ray of Cabot; a daughter, Angelia Gayle of Beebe; brothers, Hubert L Ray Jr. of Cabot, Terry Ray of Rosebud, and Carl Ray of Cabot; sisters, Geraldine Horn and Sarah Honea of Cabot; and six grandchildren.; csh5/31/2000

RayLeon
Waynne
Leon Waynne Ray, 55, of Texarkana died July 19, 2000. He was self-employed in glass work for 32 years.

Survivors include four sons, James Ray of Hot Springs, Charles Ray of Camden, William Dale Ray and Mitchel Allen Ray of Hot Springs; two daughters, Michele Lee Ray of Hot Springs and Teresa Culpepper of Sherwood; a brother, Joe Paul of Cabot; two sisters, Ginger Williams of jacksonville and Wendy Nelson of North Little Rock; four grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

Funeral was July 22 at East Memorial Chapel. Cremation arrangements were by East Funeral Home of Texarkana, texas; csh 7/26/2000

ReaFrances
Benson
Frances Benson Rea, 84, widow of Samuel Luther Rea, died Saturday, June 14, 1998, in Little Rock.

She was the daughter of the late James Earl Benson and Brnice Rebecca Brown Benson.

Mrs. Rea was employed as secretary for the Cabot Public Schools untile 1952, and later, at the Bank of Cabot, serving as vice president and retiring after 26 years. She was a member of the Cabot United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son, James Luther Rea of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Carolyn Rea Stiles of Little Rock; four grandchildren, Whitney Rea Wolf and Steve Rea of Albuquerque, Rebecca Stiles Hinkle of Atlanta, Ga. and Renee Stiles Wright of Little Rock; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 17, at Cabot United Methodist Church, with Rev. Lynn Lindsey and Rev. Richard Lancaster officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.

Visitation will be 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, until funeral time, at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Frances Rea Scholarship Fund, Cabot Scholarship Foundation Inc., 200 W. Main, Cabot, Arkansas 72023; csh6/17/98

ReaGarland
Wayne
Garland Wayne Rea, 74, of Bryant died Jan. 4, 1998.

He was a World War II Navy veteran, and a lifetime member of the Benton VFW #2256.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Rea of Bryant; two sons, Gary Rea of Tull and James Rea of Sheridan; two daughters, Vicki Davis of Butlerville and Janis Easom of Murfreesboro, Tenn; two brothers, Donald Rea of Benton and Bill Rea of East End; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m., Jan. 7, at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Collegeville by Ashby Funeral Home of Benton.; csh1/6/99

ReaNorma
Jean
Norma Jean Rea, 71, of Bryant died April 9, 1999.

She worked for Timex Corporation 20 years.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Rea of Tull and James Rea of Sheridan; two daughters, Vicki Davis of Lonoke and Janis Easom of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was April 12 at Pinecrest Memorial Park by Joel Lewis.; csh4/14/99

ReaZola
Lucille
Zola Lucille Beshears Rea, 78, of Conway died Jan. 2, 1998.

She was a retired elementary school principal, and a member of the Conway First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, J.W.Rea of Conway; a daughter, Patricia Rea Price of Vilonia; a son, William Rea of Vilonia; two sisters, Mae Johnson of Quitman and Virgie Kennedy of Winchester, Ind.; two brothers, Thurman Beshears of Wynne and Joe Beshears of Cabot; and five grandchildren.

Funeral was Jan 5 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Crestlawn by Rev. Phil Hathcock.;csh1/7/98

ReddenClarenceClarence Leonard Redden, age 43, of McRae, died Feb. 26, 2001. He was a pipefitter and a Navy veteran.

Surviving are his mother, Shirley Redden of McRae; one brother, James Redden of McRae; two sisters, Georgia Dunn of Cabot, and Shirley Cagle of Conway.

Funeral was March 2, at Westbrook Chapel with burial in Petit Jean Cemetery, Morrilton, by Westbrook Funeral home, Beebe; csh3/7/2001

ReedDonald Jr.Donald Leeroy Reed Jr., infant son of Donald Reed Sr. and Tina Prather, both of Lonoke, died June 18, 1997.

Survivors include two brothers, Andrew and Joseph of Toledo, Ohio; two sisters, Anna and Stephanie of Lonoke; his grandmothers, Betty Garner and Ruth Ann Luce; and his great-grandmother, Esther Trapp.

Funeral was June 22 at Cabot Funeral Home, with burial in Evans Cemetery at Cabot.; csh7/23/97

ReedJoe
Albert
Joe Albert Reed, age 70, of Conway, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002. He was retired form the United States Air Force after serving his country in the Vietnam and Korean Wars. He was a member of the Jacksonville Razorback Club and of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Edith G. Rouse Reed of Conway; one daughter, Karol DePriest of Lonoek; four sons, Guy A Reed, Tim Reed, and Thom Reed all of Conway and Todd Reed of Phoenix, Ariz; nine granddaughters, one grandson, three great-granddaughters, two great-grandsons.

A gathering of remembrance was held Sunday, Oct. 20, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Custom Funerals and Cremations. Arrangements were by Griffin Leggett Custom Funerals and Cremations; csh10/23/2002

ReedMary
E.
Mary E. Reed, 90, of Hot Springs, formerly of Cabot, died Aug. 16, 2002.

Survivors include daughters, Cara Bolding of Hot Springs and Marilyn Witherow of Sheridan; sons, Kenneth Reed of Austin and Jerry Reed of Salt Lake City, Utah; 21 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Aug. 20 at Rocky Point Baptist Church in Judsonia with Interment in Fredonia Cemetery by Cabot Funeral Home; csh8/21/2002

ReedNadineNadine Reed, 78, of Fort Smith died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000. She was a homemaker, a member of the Hope Baptist Church of Phoenix, Ariz., and an Army Air Corp Veteran.

She is survived by her husband, Everton Reed of Fort Smith; one son, Randy Reed of Fort Smith; two sisters, Mary Moran of Ward, and Clara Floyd of Jacksonville; one brother, Victor Poe of Naples, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

Services were graveside Wednesday, Nov., 15, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cabot, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Memorials may be made to Hope Baptist Church, 4842 N. 51st St., Phoenix, AZ 85031; csh11/22/2000

ReesRandy
Russell
Randy Russell Rees, aged 34, of Austin died Tuesday, March 25, 1997.

He was a carpenter.

Survivors include his mother, Hazel Rees of Austin; a brother, Roy Rees of Austin; and a sister, Catherine Jackson of Austin.

Funeral was March 29 at Sixteenth Section Methodist Church. Burial was in Sixteenth Section Cemetery. Cabot Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.; csh4/2/97

RegisterLinda Linda J. Register, 47, of Cabot died March 6, 2000.

Survivors include her husband, Mark Register; son, Jason Register; daughter, Carrie Register; mother, Pamela James; brother, Anthony James; and sister, Avonne Crismon.

Funeral was Thursday at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel.; csh 3/15/2000

ReissmanPatriciaPatricia Harrison Reissman, aged 74, of Shannon Hills died Monday, August 21, 2000. She was a retired sale clerk and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church

Survivors include her mother, Alta Harrison; a son, George H. Reissman Jr.; three grandchildren; four sisters, Joan Allen, Mary Caroline Henson, and Raynelle Watkins, all of Little Rock, and Barbara Jean Waymack of Cabot; a brother, Charles "Buddy" Harrison of North Little Rock; half-brothers, Mack Harrison of Little Rock and Eddie Harrison of Cabot.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, August 24, 2000, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, 5800 West 12th Street, Little Rock, with Dr. Rex Horne officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Cancer Research, UAMS, 4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205 or Arkansas Hospice, 2200 Fort Roots Drive, North Little Rock, Ark. 72114.; csh8/23/2000

RenioKathleenKethleen LaVerne Renio, 73, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002.

She was a retired restaurant manager.

Survivors are her husband, Larry, six daughters; six sons; 43 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Feb. 16 at Austin Station Baptist Church, Austin.; csh2/20/2002

RettstattRosaRosa Rettstatt, 72, of North Little Rock died Aug. 26, 1997.

She was the widow of Charles V. Rettstatt.

Survivors include seven sons, Charles of Jacksonville, Danny of Cabot, Richard of Stuttgart, Dicky, Tommy and Joe, all of North Little Rock, and Pete of Little Rock; a daughter, Carolyn Williams of Springfield, Mo.; a brother, Solon Youngblood of Little Rock; 34 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Aug. 28 at National Cemetery, by North Little Rock Funeral Home.; csh9/3/97

ReveleyJerry
Dale
Jerry Dale Reveley, 47 of Austin died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998.

He was a self-employed farm worker and a member of the 16th section United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his mother, Joyce Reveley of Austin; his father, the late Coleman Reveley Jr.; his grandparents, the late Coleman and Elsie Reveley; sister, Brenda Raveley Aycock, and husband, Lawrence Aycock of Austin; nephew, Lynn Hefley and wife, Ali Hefley of Cabot; nephew, Jayson Hefley and wife, Tonya Hefley of Cabot; great-nephew, Hayden Ronald Vinson of Cabot; and great-niece, McKenzie Elise Hefley of Houston, Texas.

Funeral services will be today, Aug. 24, 1998, at 11 a.m. at the 16th Section United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Tillman officiating. Burial will be in 16th Section Cemetery with Bro. Robert Henson and Bro. Joe Hall officiating.

Pallbearers include Noble Rees, Brian Oakley, Ray Spruiell, Clay Austin, Barry Rees, James Glenn, Tommy Sumler and David Halter.

Honorary pallbearers were Earl Marshall, Dr. Ron Fewell, Jimmy Austin, Joe Gunter, Harry Morphew, Raymond Weeks, Charles Stocks, Quartz Waggle, J.D. Fowlkes, Hubert Johnson, Toby Troutman and Monty Thompson.; csh8/26/98

ReynoldsGeorge H.George Henry Reynolds, aged 60, of McRae died Tuesday, March 18, 1997.

He was a 30-year employee of Matson Construction Company.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Reynolds; two sons, John Reynolds of Jacksonville and Jesse Reynolds; three daughters, Debbie Reynolds of Judsonia, Kathy DeWater, Fla., and Stacey Wyman of McRae; two stepsons, Danny Hancock of McRae and Carroll Paul Nance of Georgia; a stepdaughter, Susan Pulliam of Ward; his mother, Eva Dee Gardner of Beebe; two brothers, Hassell Grimes of Dallas and Charles Gardner of Beebe; six sisters, Reva Moore of Springdale, Rachel Linder of McRae, Linda May of McRae, Cindy Chapman of Beebe, Kay Sloan of Beebe, and Ann Free of Mt. Vernon; two stepbrothers, Rethel Gardner of Mt. Vernon and Thurman Gardner of Beebe; a stepsister, Dorothy Combs of Beebe; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and 13 step-grandchildren.

Funeral was March 21 at McRae Pentecostal Church of God. Burial was in Weir Cemetery. Westbrook Funeral Home of Beebe was in charge of arrangements.; csh3/26/97

ReynoldsLucille
W.
Lucille White Reynolds, 83, of North Little Rock died Nov. 1, 2002.

She is survived by her husband, Frank N. Reynolds, three children, James Sonny White of North Carolina, Mary White Pritchett of Georgia, Wedin White of Arizona; three stepchildren, Norma Powell of Texas, Larry Reynolds of Little Rock, Larry Reynolds of Little Rock; one brother Bud Simons of Heber Springs; one sister, Juanita Beavers of Kensett; 14 grandhcildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 4, 2002, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Lonoke Cemetery; csh11/6/2002

ReynoldsWilliam A.William A. (Sonny) Reynolds, age 57, of Little Rock, died September 9, 2000. He was a retiree of Timex Corporation.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Reynolds; three sons, Sherman Reynods of Conway, Sidney Reynolds of Little Rock, Randy Childers of Maumelle; two daughters, Juanita Rogers of Lonoke and Cindy Childers of North Little Rock; three sisters, Martha Boyette-Couch, Doris Roberts, and Bonnie Potts; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were September 11, 2000, at East Union Missionary Baptist Church with the Reverend Paul Roberts officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, 800 Marshall, Little Rock, AR 72202.; csh9/13/2000

RichardBilly Billy Charles Richard, age 57, lifetime resident of Cabot, died July 29, 2000.

He was employed by McGeorge Construction Co., Granite Mtn. Quarries, for the past 33 years, serving as superintendent for the past ten years.

Survivors include his wife, Viola Beavers Richard; sons, Tommy Richard of Benton, Tim Richard of Cabot; daughters, Pamela Richard of little Rock, Angela Hosman of Cabot; brothers, Robert G. Richard, and Claude R. Richard, both of Cabot; and six grandchildren.

Funeral was August 1, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements were by Cabot Funeral home.; csh8/2/200,/td>

RichardsHelenHelen Worsham Richards, 70, of North Little Rock died Tuesday, March 27, 2001.

She was a member of Central Baptist Church in North Little Rock, and a member of Jewel Chapter of The Eastern Star where she was Past Worthy matron.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Richards; three daughters, Linda Morgan of Sherwood, Jo Anne Duke of Maumelle, Kathy Hatcher of Cabot; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Lyman Worsham of Little Rock.

Funeral services were Friday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. K. Alvin Pitt officiating. Burial was in Edgewood Memorial Park. North Little Rock Funeral Home was in charge.; csh 4/4/2001

RichardsJohn HJohn Harold Richards, aged 61, of Beebe died Sunday, July 7, 1996.

He was a Mason and past Master of Beebe Lodge #145, an employee for 24 years with Arkansas Best Freightways, and received several safety awards. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene; four sons, John Howell Richards, Michael Edwin Richards and James Andrew Richards, all of Beebe, and Donald Alan Richards of Ravenswood, W. Va.; a daughter, Elizabeth Bailey of Beebe; a brother, Donald (Hot) Richards of Goodland, Kan.; and four grandchildren.

Funeral was Wednesday, July 10, at W.L. Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel, Beebe. Burial was in Beebe Cemetery.; csh7/10/96

RichardsonWilliam P.William Paul Richardson, 82, of Maumelle died May 12, 2000.

He was a retired carpenter and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Conway. He was a lifetime member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Porter of Maumelle; two sons, Jerry Richardson of New Braunfels, Texas, and Paul Richardson of Cabot; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Joe Richardson of New Orleans, La.; and a sister, Allie Mae Mitchell of Prattsville, Ala.

Funeral was Sunday at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Robert Hartness, with burial in Riverwood Memorial Gardens at Maumelle.; csh5/17/2000

RieglerSarah
Beth
Sarah Beth Riegler, 19, of Little Rock died Aug. 1, 1998.

She was a member of the Bible Doctrine Church, Little Rock, and a 1997 graduate of Hall High School.

Survivors include her parents Michael and Beth Riegler of Austin; a sister, Paula Riegler of Austin; and her grandparents, Gene and Jane Baldwin of Mayflower and Anthony Riegler of Little Rock.

Funeral was Aug. 5 at the Cabot Funeral Home by Dr. James Brettell.; csh8/5/98

RiggsLillie
Arsula
Lillie Arsula Riggs, 97, of Jacksonville died Feb. 19, 2002.

She was a member of First Baptist Church oof Jacksonville, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a volunteer for the Jacksonville Senior Citizens Center. She was retire from Capitol Wholesale in Little Rock.

Survivors include sons, James E. Riggs Sr. of Mountain Home, Rev. John D. Riggs of Durant, Okla., and Joe C. Riggs of Cabot; a brother, Leonard Hamilton of Battle Creek Mich; a sister, Mickie Hoffman of Wichita Falls, Texas; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildrne.

Funeral will be at noon, Feb. 21, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Rest Hills, North Little Rock.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 401 N. First St., Jacksonville; csh2/20/2002

RinggoldJoe
F.
Joe F. Ringgold, aged 86, of Bryant died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002. He was a member of the Hurricane Lake Baptist Church in Bryant.

He is survived by his wife, Coga; daughter, Roselita Ray; two stepdaughters, Ann Detherow of Benton and Lois Olsen of Sherwood; on step-son, Louis Kelley of San Francisco, Calif.; sister, Lillie Mae Khun of Mancata, Minn., and one granddaughter.

Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, in the chapel of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Freeman officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Cabot.; csh9/4/2002

RipleyLee
Evelyn
Lee Evelyn "Hubbs" Ripley, born in Lonoke County on Nov. 22, 1919, of Little Rock died March 7, 2000.

She was a lifetime member of Henderson United Methodist Church, and an active member of the United Methodist Women.

Survivors include her son, Charles (Coach) Ripley; two brothers, James E. Hubbs and William R. Hubbs.

Funeral services were March 10, 2000, at Henderson United Methodist Church with Rev. Britt Skarda and Rev. Scott Smith officiating. Burial was in Lonoke Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Henderson United Methodist Church, 1300 W. Baseline Road, Little Rock, AR 72209.; csh3/15/2000

RoachCecilCecil Roach, 78, of Mabelvale died June 24, 1997.

He was a retired Baptist minister and electrician for Fagan Electric Company.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Roach; three daughters, Rose Pearce of Cabot, Doris Mashburn of Ward and Brenda Carr of El Paso, Texas; a sister, Hazel Worley of Irvin, Texas; two brothers, Doyle Roach of Little Rock and Delbert Roach of Irving, Texas; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral was June 26 at First Missionary Baptist Church, Mabelvale, by Rev. Tim Reynolds, with burial in Hazen Cemetery by North Little Rock Funeral Home.; csh7/2/97

RoachJerry L.Jerry L. Roach, 55, of Cabot, formerly of Springfield, Ill., died Sept. 27, 1997.

He was a purchasing agent.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda L. Roach of Cabot; a daughter, LaAnne M. Roach of Lenexa, Kan.; two sons, Brian K. Roach of Kansas City, Mo. and Scott R. Roach of Altoona, Iowa; his father, Robert A. Roach of Springfield, Ill.; three grandchildren; and a sister, Roberta Fanale of Riverton, Ill.

Funeral was Oct. 1 at Staab Funeral Home, Springfiled, Ill., with burial in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Hospital Foundation for Cardiac Research.; csh10/1/97

RoachKatieKatie Roach, 89, of Cabot, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000.

She is survived by two daughters, Darlene Goode and Charlean Mayfield both of Cabot; seven sons, Calvin Roach and Jesse Roach, both of Cabot, Floyd Roach of Jacksonville, J.D. Roach of Vilonia, Jimmy Roach of Rusk, Texas, Paul Roach and Richard Roach, both of Graham, Texas; 41 grandchildren; 68 great--grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Services were Friday, June 16, 2000, at Mt. Springs Baptist Church with interment at Mt. Springs Cemetery. Arrangements were by Cabot Funeral Home; csh6/21/2000

RoachPaulPaul Edward Roach, 58, of Abilene, Texas, formerly of Cabot, died Saturday, March 17, 2001.

He is survived by a son, Terry Roach of Quanah, Texas; dughter, Paula Roach of Abilene, Texas; five brothers, J.D., Jesse and Calvin Roach, all of Cabot, Jimmy Roach of Rusk, Texas, and Richard Roach of Graham Texas; two sisters, Darlene Goode and Charlen Mayfield both of Cabot.

Services were Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Mt. Springs Baptist Church. Interment: Mt. Springs Cemetery. Arrangements by Cabot Funeral home; csh3/21/2001

RobersonJoe HenryJoe Henry Roberson, aged 78, of North Little Rock died Monday, Dec. 16, 1996.

He was a retired engineer with Missouri-Pacific Railroad, after 40 years of service, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of North Little Rock.

Survivors include his wife, Gwen Roberson; two sons, Joe Henry Winningham of Laguna Beach, Calif. and Jim Roberson of Lonoke; a daughter, Judy Head of Lonoke; two sisters, Annette Maynard and Louise Porter, both of Pine Bluff; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Funeral was Dec. 18 at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Jerry Highfill. Burial was in Concord Cemetery.; csh12/18/96

RobertsBobbyBobby G. Roberts, 65, of Beebe died March 10, 2000. He was a retired dredging captain and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Roberts of Beebe; three daughters, Tamara Getchell of Westport, Maine, Janet Gershner of Springdale and Kim Roberts of Little Rock; a brother, Charles Roberts of Ward; two sisters, Betty Gross of North Little Rock and Lucille Smith of Austin; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral was Monday at Westbrook Funeral home Chapel, with burial in Old Austin Cemetery; csh3/15/2000

RobertsCharles E.Charles Edgar Roberts, 78, of Ward died July 12, 2000. He was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Ward.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Roberts of Ward; and two sisters, Lucille Smith of Austin and Betty Gross of Rose City.

Funeral was July 15 at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Ward, with burial in Old Austin Cemetery by Cabot Funeral Home.; csh7/19/2000

RobertsIva
"Jake"
Iva "Jake" Roberts, 85, of Donaldson, formerly of Lonoke, died April 14, 1998.

Survivors include a daughter, Marie Bray of Donaldson; a brother, John Morrison of San Diego, Calif.; seven granchildren; two step-grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral was April 18 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Chapel by Alan Cansler, with burial in Gaston Cemetery, Mt. Ida.; csh4/22/98

RobertsJames
Brian
James Brian Roberts, aged 31, of Ward died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1996.

He was employed by Prime Star Satellite Co.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy Sue Wall Roberts; a daughter, Ayla Ray Roberts of Ward; his mother, Ruby Faye Roberts of Ward; six brothers, James Jimmy Roberts of Perkston, Miss., James Jefferson "Skippy" Roberts, James Willard "Willie" Roberts, James Guyland "Guy" Roberts, James Steven "Steve" Roberts and James Timothy "Tim" Roberts, all of Ward; a sister, Angie Lee Roberts Young of Birmingham, Ala.; and his grandmother, Ivarene Evans of Woodlawn.

Funeral was Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Mountain Springs Baptist Church. Burial was in Mountain Springs Cemetery. Moore's Cabot Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.; csh11/27/96

RobertsRegina
"Jean"
Regina "Jean" Roberts, 63, of Maumelle died Nov. 13, 1998.

Funeral was Nov. 16 at Hickory Plains Missionary Baptist Church by North Little Rock Funeral Home.

Survivors include three daughters, Pamela Kay Yielding of Cabot, Terri Dawn Ray of Little Rock, and Tamara Jan Savage of Maumelle; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charles Carter of Oak Grove, Joe Carter of Des Arc, and Glen Carter of Hickory Plains; and three sisters, Melita Miller of McLean, Ill., Carolyn Layne of Kensett, and Patricia Carter of Carlisle.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 1501 N. University Suite 340, Little Rock, 72207.; csh11/18/98

RobertsWilliam G.William Glyn Roberts, aged 77, of Cabot, died November 26, 200. He was a member of Southside Church of Christ, World War II veteran, and retired from the Little Rock Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alma Jean Burton Roberts; three children, Carroll Roberts and Greta Lankford, both of Cabot, and Betty Roberts Welch of Sherwood; four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and a brother, Bob Roberts of Hope

Funeral service was at the Southside Church of Christ of Cabot, November 28, with Richard Kirland officiating. Burial was in Pinecrest memorial Park, Alexander. Memorials my be made to the American Lung Association or Southside Church of Christ Building Fund. Arrangments were by Cabot Funeral Home.; csh11/29/2000

RobinsonBessieBessie M. Robinson, 83, formerly of Jacksonville died June 25, 2000.

She was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Jacksonville.

Surviving are three sons, Hugh L Robinson of Port Byron, N.Y., Jimmie R. Robinson of Traskwood, and George E. Robinson of Lonoke; one daughter, Dolores Kline of Cabot; two sisters, Norma Freeman of Tulare, Calif., and Venia Hargues of Elk City, Okla.; 10 grandhcildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral was June 30 at Westbrook Chapel with burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Jacksonville, by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.; csh7/5/2000

RobinsonBobby
Jean
Bobby Jean Robinson, 65, of Cabot died Jan 3, 1998.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No.942, North Little Rock, and retired from the United States Air Force and Remington Arms.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Jan) Robinson of Cabot; a son, John Robert Robinson of Cabot; a daughter, Kell Ann Gardner of Cabot; two brothers, Bill Robinson of Keefton, Okla. and Charles Robinson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four sisters, Ruby Bacon, Reba Lucian and Betty Roberts, all of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Shirley Smith of Muskogee, Okla.; and three grandchildren.

Graveside service was Jan 6 at Mountain Springs Cemetery in Cabot, with full military and Moose honors. Cabot Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.; csh1/7/98

RobinsonHomerHomer R. Robinson, 66, of Cabot died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include two sons, David Lynn Robinson of Felixstowe, England, and Carl Robinson of Sherwood; three grandchildren; and one sister, Pat Adkins of Magnolia.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel,. Memorials may be made to The Arkansas Hospice, 2200 Fort Roots Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72114. Arrangements by Cremation Association of Arkansas.; csh12/6/2000

RobinsonInez L.Inez L. Robinson, 82, of Jonesboro died Saturday.

She was a native of Stigo, Mo., a member of the Central Baptist Church, and a volunteer for the American Red Cross Blood Mobile.

Survivors include her husband, Cecil Robinson; children, Kenneth Robinson of Wichita, Kan., Ronald Robinson of Walnut Ridge, Douglas Robinson of Jonesboro, Annette Wells of Cabot, Shasron Rainwater of Jonesboro, Connie Howard of Bono and Rebecca McCracken of Paragould; brothers, Louis Campbell of Republic, Mo., Dennis Ray Campbell of New Hampshire and Herbert Campbell of Maine; a sister, Jean Pruntny of Jonesboro

Funeral was Tuesday at Emerson memorial Chapel with John Compere officiating. Burial was in Jonesboro Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.; csh4/11/2001

RobinsonMarion LMarion L Robinson, 74, of North Little Rock died Dec. 30, 1997.

He was a retired molder with MidWest Casting in Little Rock.

Survivors include his wife, Verna Robinson; a daughter, Brenda Caudle of North Little Rock; two grandchildren; three brothers, George Robinson of Hot Springs, Charles Robinson of Carlisle and Marvin Robinson of North Little Rock.

Graveside service was Dec. 31 at Chapel Hill Memorial Park by North Little Rock Funeral Home.;csh1/7/98

RobinsonMarvin W.Marvin W. Robinson, 79 of North Little Rock died Dec. 8, 2000. He was born in Lonoke, retired from Elexir Co. and was a member of the Highway Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary, sons, Robert C. Robinson of North Little Rock and Richard W. Robinson of Austin; brothers, George Robinson of Hot Springs and Charles Robinson of Carlisle; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral was held at the Highway Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Ballard officiating, and interment in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Jacksonville; csh12/13/2000

RobnettCharles
W.
Charles Wesley Robnett, a longtime resident of Stuttgart and the surrounding areas, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at the age of 62.

He was baptized in the Lutheran Faith in St. John's Lutheran Church in Stuttgart. He was a member of the Army National Guard.

He is survived by his father, Alva E. Robnett, and stepmother, Hazel Hooks, Texas; and one daughter, Brandi of Jackson, Miss; three sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Emma) Brandon Jr., Karen Robnett Dabbs, both of Stuttgart, and Mrs. Bennie (Linda) Duch of Griffithville; one step-sister, Lori Jones of Lonoke; and one step-brother, Dough Wiggins of Smithville, Okla. and five grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Lone Tree Cemetery Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Stuttgart, by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.

Family requests memorials be made to the Stuttgart Public Library or to the charity or church of their choice.; csh9/4/2002

RochelleRobertRobert Tony Rochelle, 56, of Austin died June 1, 1997.

He was a retired welder from J.J. Case Tractor Company, a member of the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, a member of the Central Arkansas Wagon Train Club, the Arkansas Mule Rider Association, and the Arkansas Draft Horse Association. He and his wife served on the Lonoke County Fair Board.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Rochelle of Austin; a son, Tony Rochelle of Galesburg, Ill.; a daughter, Tami Rochelle of Galesburg, Ill.; his mother, Mary Rochelle of Austin; a stepson, Jack Verne Breuwet of Canton, Ill.; a brother, James Rochelle of Rockisland, Ill.; a sister, Barbara Snow of Milam, Ill.

Funeral was June 4 at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Jerry Raper, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.; csh6/4/97

RodgersElnoraElnora Rodgers, 79, of Coy died July 16, 1998.

Funeral was July 20 at Wilson-Stephens Funeral Home of England by Elder Jethro Harris Jr. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Coy; csh7/22/98

RogersDorothy
Faye
Dorothy Faye Rogers, 50, of Beebe, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001.

Surviving are her mother, Bessie Langley, El Paso; one son, Tommy Joe Dixon, Cabot; one daughter, Wendy Gail Beverage, Jonesboro; one brother, Steve Langley, Little Rock; three sisters, Joye Ramsey, Mayflower, Jane Collins, Beebe, Ellen Patrom, El Paso; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements were by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.; csh11/21/2001

RogersLucilleLucille Cathey Rogers of Little Rock died June 10, 2000. She was born in Lonoke, Ark., April 2, 1909. Lucille was an active member of Henderson United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir.

Survivors are daughters: Sonia R. Lloyd of Seattle; Kay Agee of Little Rock; four granddaughters and two great-granddaughters.

Funeral services were June 13 in the Chapel of Griffin Leggett with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to her church or a favorite charity.; csh6/14/2000

RogersMarcellaMarcella McCrary Rogers, 67, of Jacksonville died Feb. 29, 2000.

Survivors include two sisters, Alice Ringberg of Shannon City, Iowa, and Beth Waldrop of Columbus, Miss.; two sons, J. David Rogers of Denton, Texas, and Mark S. Rogers of Cabot; and two grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m., March 2 at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home by Rev. David Dyer. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.; csh3/1/2000

RogersMyrtleMyrtle Rogers, aged 89 of Vinity died Monday, Sept 30, 1996.

She was a member of the McRae First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Hubert Rogers of Beebe and L.H. Rogers of Vinity; three brothers, Cecil Jackson of Victorville, Calif. Troy Jackson of Needles, Calif., and John Jackson of Ramer, Tenn.; a sister, Carolyn Newton of Jacksonville; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3 at the McRae First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery. W.L. Westbrook Funeral Home of Beebe will be in charge of arrangements.; csh10/2/96

RolleMavis C.Mavis C. Rolle, 81, of Cabot died April 21, 2000.

Survivors include two sons, Edward N. Rolle of Cabot and Christopher D. Rolle of Orlando, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery, with private services. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Little Rock.; csh4/26/2000

RollinsCharlotteCharolotte Price Rollins, aged 49, of Scott died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Calvin Rollins of Scott; a son, Brady Price of Coy; a daughter, Rhonda Price of Little Rock; three brothers, Jack Bettis of Oklahoma City, Okla., Bob Bettis and Rick Bettis, both of Lonoke.

Funeral was Sunday, Nov. 24 at the England First Baptist Church. Burial was in Mulberry Cemetery. Arrangements were by Roller-England Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.; csh11/27/96

RollinsGeneGene Rollins, aged 56, of Carlisle, formerly of Brinkley, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997.

Survivors include two brothers, John Rollins and James Rollins, both of Brinkley; five sisters, Helen Hale, Sally Walker and Jo Stringfellow, all of Brinkley, Trudie Walters and Judy Petit, both of DeWitt.

Graveside service was Thursday, Jan. 30, at Hickory Plains Cemetery. Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home of Brinkley was in charge.; csh2/5/97

RookOrville
Dr. W.
Dr. Orville Woodrow Rook died at his home Tuesday afternoon, September 10, 2002, at the age of 81 years. He was born October 3, 1920 the youngest of five children to John Wesley and Leona Grant Rook. He attended the Cabot Public Schools and graduated in 1938. He was graduated in 1940 from Beebe Jr. College, and received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Hendrix College in 1942.

Following graduation, Dr. Rook served in the Weather Squadron of the United States Air Force from 1942-1946.

He recieved a Master of Arts degree from Louisiana State University in 1947 and then complete his Ph.D. degree in History from the University of Wisconsin in 1958. His dissertation was in German History. He taught in the Little Rock School System, the Pulaski County School System, and also UALR. Dr. Rook joined the faculty of the University of Central Arkansas in 1958 as an assistant professor in History as was made a full professor in 1965. He was the first Dean of the College of Sciences and Humanities serving from 1969-1975. He was listed in "Who's Who in America" in 1973. Dr. Rook was a member of the American Historical Association, The Mississippi Valley Historical Association, the Arkansas Historical Association, a charter member of the Faulkner County Historical Society, and a member of Phi Alpha Theta. He was the first director of the University of Central Arkansas Honors Program. He retired in 1993 having complete 35 years of teaching.

In 1947, Dr. Rook was united in marriage with the former Virginia Short, and they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary May 30, 2002, Dr. Rook was a member of the First United Methodist Church having served as an usher, on the Administrative Board, and President of the Men's Bible Class.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Carl Rook and Stanley Rook; two sisters, Ruth Brewer and Jewel Pelligrino.

Dr. Rook is survived by his wife, Virginia Short Rook; one son, Dr. Robert B. Rook and Wife, Lynnette; and one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Rook Thacker and husband, Steve all of Conway; ten grandchildren, Same and Julie Phifer, Katie Rook, Carter Rook and Anne Rook all of Conway, Ashley Phifer of Beaverton, Ore., Robert Thacker, Marcie Caldwell, Taylor and Matt Brown all of Conway; one nephewm Jerome Pelligrino of Corpus Christi, Texas; and three nieces, Jerry Floyd of Little Rock, Mattie Gaston of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Pat Beyer of Belleview Wa.; and two loving and dedicated care-givers, Geraldine Perkins, and Diane Wright. Funeral services here held at First United Methodist Church in Conway, Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. with the Rev. Phil Hathcock, and Dr. Joel Cooper officiating. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home. A general visitation was at the funeral home. Pall bearers were Hal Crafton, Dr. Leo Crafton, Sam Phifer, Carter Rook, Bennie Battles, and Bill Short.

The family suggest that memorials may be given to the Orville Rook Scholarship Fund at Hendrix College 1600 Washington Ave, Conway, Arkansas 72032, or the the Conway High School Atheletic Fund, c/o Coach Kenny Smith, 2300 Prince St., Conway, Arkansas 72034.; csh9/18/2002

RoseJames
W.
James W. "Jim" Rose, 76, of Pine Bluff died at Jefferson Regional Medical Center Sunday, Dec. 9.

He was born in Carlisle, and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. Upon returning from his service in the Navy, he began working for Reynolds Metal Co. at the Arkadelphia plant and later at the Malvern plant and retired after 35 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Malvern>

He is survived by his wife, Lena Mae; one son, James Mitchell Rose of White Hall; one sister, Dorsie Rose Moore of Houghton, La. and one grandson.

Funeral services were Dec. 12, in the chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son. Burial was in Carlisle Cemetery at Carlisle.

Memorials may take the form of contrbutions to First United Methodist Church, 200 West 6th Street, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71601 or First Baptist Church, 531 South Main, Malvern, Ark; 72104.; csh12/12/2001

RosenbergSuzanneSuzanne Kitchen Rosenberg, 56, of Rockport, Mass., died Nov. 11, 2001 at her residence.

She was born in Little Rock May 25, 1945, daughter of the late John Jackson and Frances Breedlove Kitchen. She was a graduate of Jacksonville High School and received a bachelor of arts degree fro the University of Arkansas, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Soroity. She had worked for Montgomery Ward in Little Rock, and New York City. She was a fashion designer and fashion merchandiser in the New York area for many years.

She is survived by a daughter, Alison Rosenbert of Boston; four sistrs, Janet Henry of Corpus Christi, Texas, Kay Wilcox of Hebr Springs, Jacquelyn Longino of Cheyenne, Wyo. and Vicki Pinsoil of Ft. Lapton, Colo., and her stepmother, Myrtle Kitchen of Cabot.

A funeral service was held Nov. 16 at the Ruebel Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rabbi Gene Levy. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetry.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Karen E. Henry Foundation, P.O. Box 60054, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411; csh11/21/2001

RossArtie
M.
Artie M. Ross, 82, of North Little Rock, died Friday, July 25, 2002, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Survivors include her daughter, Becky R. Hight; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Born in Cabot, she was a member of First United Methodist Church in North Little Rock. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2200 Fort Roots Dr., North Little Rock, Ark. 72113; or the William F. Laman Public Library, 2801 N. Orange, North Little Rock, Ark 72114.

Funeral service was Monday, July 29, at North Little Rock Funeral Home. Burial was in Sylvania Cemetery; csh7/31/2002

RossAvaAva Ross, 85, of Des Arc died May 15, 1998.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Des Arc.

Survivors include two sons, Carlis Ross of Des Arc and Leon Ross of Little Rock; a daughter, Arlene Smith of the Sylvania Community; a brother, Ellis Howell of Sylvania; a sister, Daisy Mathews of Little Rock; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was May 17 at Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Sylvania Cemetery.; csh5/20/98

RoulstonGladysGladys Roulston, 88, of Cave City, formerly of Lonoke, died July 17, 1998.

Survivors include two sons, George and Leon; four daughters, Betty Caton, Francis Henry, Shirley Longoria and Carolyn Welcher, 34 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Coy Parker and Roy Parker; and a sister, Lexie Spears.

Funeral was July 21 at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Larry Pounds, with burial in Sumner Cemetery.; csh7/22/98

RowlandJackJack Ambrose Rowland, 75, died May 17, 2000.

He was a WWII veteran, and served with the 2nd Marine Division in the South Pacific at Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian. After the war, he served two years in China and continued to serve his country during the Korean Conflict. He was past commander of VFW Post #9095.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Massey Rowland; sons, Bryan of Redfield and Timothy of Fordyce; a daughter, Jacque Hickman of Kansas City Kan.; three grandchildren; three brothers, Charles Rowland of Ward, James Rowland of Heber Springs and George Rowland of Cheney, Wash.; and two sisters, Katherine Simpson of Fairview, Tenn. and Bobbie J. Wright of Little Rock.

Arrangements were by Huson Funeral Home, Little Rock.; csh5/24/2000

RowlandLawrence J.Lawrence Junior Rowland, aged 64, of Austin died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997.

There are no immediate survivors.

Funeral was Tuesday, Jan. 7, at W.L. Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel at Beebe. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery; csh1/8/97

RowlettHeartsillHeartsill R. Rowlett, age 77, of Greenbrier died Monday. He was an Army veteran of WWII and Korea, and a self-employed painter.

He is survived by a sister, Natalie Judy Rogers of Clarksville; and a brother, Winford "Judge" Rowlett of Cabot.

Services were held at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church near Greenbrier, with burial in Republican Cemetery by Roller-McNutt of Conway. Memorials may be made to Gideons International.; csh6/7/2000

RuchBarbaraBarbara Marcelle Ruch, 64, of Cabot died March 28, 2000. She was a member of the VFW Ladies' Ausiliary at Jacksonville.

Survivors include a son, Jim Edrington of Cabot; a daughter, Marcey Knox of Louisville, KY.; two brothers, Chester Wayne Edwards Jr. of Senora, Ga., Jimmy Edwards of Perry, Ga.; a sister, Karen Oliver of Kennesaw, Ga.; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., March 31, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Jacksonville. Arrangements will be by Cabot Funeral Home; csh3/29/2000

RupleBertice L.Bertice L. Ruple, 86, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001. She was a member of Landmark Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, V.A. Ruple Jr. of Poway, Calif.; two daughters, Erma Jean Ray of Jacksonville and Patsie Lore Dougherty of Tull; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchilden; two brothers, Martin Hall of Jacksonville and O'Neill Hall of California; and one sister, Ruby Davenport of Cabot.

Funeral services were Friday at Landmark Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Carter officiating. Burial was in Forest Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Landmark Baptist Church, 800 N. First Street, Jacksonville, Ark. North Little Rock Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements; csh3/28/2001

RushClarence A.Clarence A. Rush; 82, of Cabot died Feb. 20, 2001.

Survivors include a daughter, Gloria A. Baker of Lumberport, W.V.; a son, Robert L. Rush of Cabot; a brother, Homer Rush of W. Virginia; a sister, Doty Barret of Pennsylvania; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral will be 2.p.m. Thursday at Christ Worship Center in Cabot, with burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery by Boyd Funeral home of Lonoke.; csh2/21/2001

RussMarianneMarianne Russ, 74, of Cabot died Feb. 28, 2001. She was a member of the Matthews Memorial Baptist Church in Pine Bluff.

Survivors include a son, David Russ of Spring, Texas; daughter, Helen Tuttle of Memphis; brothers, James Sinks of Pine Bluff and Samuel Sinks Jr. of Rison; seven sisters, Lorene Sanders of Camden, Corrine Nichols of Hampton, Mildred Doyle of Orange, Texas, Rosalee Estess of Missouri, Margaret Harrell of Pine Bluff, Bernice Herb of Diamond, Penn., Catherine Taylor of Pine Bluff; and four grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday, graveside, at Pine Bluff Memorial Park, by Cabot Funeral Home; csh3/7/2001

RussWalton
Ford
Walton Ford Russ, 56, of Little Rock died Jan. 21, 1998.

Survivors include a son, Walton Ford Russ Jr. of San Diego, Calif.; a brother, Leo Russ of Parsons, Kan.; and his mother, Lillie Mae Deloney of Cabot.

Funeral arrangements were by Watson-Northcrest Funeral Home.; csh1/28/98

RussellBobbyBobby Russell, 58, of North Little Rock, died May 30, 1997.

He was retired from Russell Construction Co., and was a member of the North Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Diania; a son, Robert Earl Russell Jr. of Cabot; three daughters, Kelly Long of North Little Rock, Robin Osburn of Bigelow and Shelly Shaver of Wideman; his mother, Addie Jane Russell of North Little Rock; two brothers, Billy Russell of Sherwood and Ricky Russell of Maumelle; a sister, Barbara Maxwell of Cascade, Mont.; and three grandchildren.

Funeral was June 2 at North Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in Union Hill Cemetery by Huson Funeral Home.; csh6/4/97

RyeBettyBetty "JoAnn" Rye, aged 64, of Cabot died December 2, 2000. JoAnn was a retired Civil Service employee of 25 years. JoAnn was a member of the Church of the Great God.

She is survived by her husband, James F. Rye; son, Andrew Rye of Cabot; son, Michael Rye of Beebe; daughter, Deborah Rye Smith of Conway; two grandsons; one brother, Jim Teal; and six sisters, Mary Ingram, Ella Griffin, Joyce Cottingham, Yutha Sands, Syble Davis and Gerald Turpin, all of California.

Funeral services were Tuesday, December 5, at the Cabot Funeral Chapel. Pastor John Ritenbaugh was in charge of the service with burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements were by Cabot Funeral Home; csh12/6/2000

RyeFrancis M.Francis M. Rye, 81, of Carlisle died Dec. 23, 1997.

There were no immediate survivors.

Graveside servie was Dec. 26 at Lonoke Cemetery by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.; csh12/31/97

RyeThelma M.Thelma M. Rye, 74, of Humnoke died Dec. 25, 1997.

She was a member of the Community Harvest Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Oland Ry of Humnoke; three sons, Danny Rye of Sherwood, Jerry Rye of Graham, Wash., and Keith Rye of Stuttgart; two daughters, Patsy Looney of Sherwood and Renee Lovelady of Carlisle; a brother, E.B. Robbins of Florence, Ala.; a sister, Mary Lou Munnerlyn of Carlisle; and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral was Dec. 29 at Roller-England Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Union Valley Cemetery.; csh12/31/97