Obituaries - L
All these obituaries are for people (or their spouse) related to my husband, me, or our grandchildren. They may not be exact wording of the actual obituary as I may have changed abbreviation to full word or added punctuation and left out some items. Most of the time I will have the hard-copy obituary that I will share. If you would like a copy of this hard-copy obituary, please send me an e-mail with "Related Obituary" in the subject line. In the message of the e-mail be sure to show the full name of the person as shown on the webpage as well as the URL for the page.
Browse Obituaries by Letter:
Lacy, Martha Virginia Vaughan
Martha Virginia Lacy, of Benton, age 90 was joyously welcomed into the
arms of her Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, April 25, 2008. Born in Bearden,
Arkansas, she was saved at an early age and devoted her life to God, her
church, and her family. Many lives were changed and touched through her
dedication to teaching Sunday school and other tasks at her church. Martha
worked several years in the Benton School system as a cook, and then later
worked 27 years at Saline Memorial Hospital in the same capacity. She dedicated
herself in preparing food for patients and others by never missing a day
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Linnie Bell Vaughan and four brothers, Homer, Coby, Pete and Jessie Vaughan.
Missing her smile and love is her husband of 67 years, Randolph Lacy and sister Marguerite Keenan of Benton. She raised her children and passed her Christian principles on to them, daughter, Judy Davis and husband Harrell of Benton, son Jim Lacy and wife Janey of Fayetteville. Grandchildren remembering her are Stephanie McConnell and husband Don of Colleyville, Texas; Jenny Nichols and husband Ted of Benton; Laura Lacy of Fayetteville; David Lacy and wife Abby of Rogers; and Aaron Lacy of Columbus, Ohio. Great-grandchildren are Kallee Nichols of Benton and Lindsey McConnell of Colleyville, Texas.
A celebration of Martha's life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 28, 2008, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton. Services will be conducted by Rev. Kim Hammer and Rev. Jason Tallent. Interment will be at Salem Cemetery in Bearden, Arkansas, at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 28, 2008. Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Vaughan, Johnny Vaughan, Carlton Sanders, Don McConnell, Ted Nichols, and Charles Wallace.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 27, 2008, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. (from Roller-Ballard Funeral Home online obituary) Rootsweb WCP
Langley, James Edward
Edward Langley, aged 64, of Benton died Saturday. He was a retired employee of the Saline County Lumber Company and a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Shirley Wilson Langley; five sons, Randy E. Langley, Roger D. Langley and Joe Langley, all of Benton, Darryl A. Langley of Alexander and Harvey L. Langley of Dell City, Oklahoma; four daughters, Mrs. Eunice Wise of Bryant, Mrs. Janie Fikes of Hot Springs, and Mrs. Carolyn Borders and Miss Hilda Langley, both of Benton; three brothers, Walter Langley of Camarillo, California, and William Langley and Hubert Langley, both of Benton; three sisters, Mrs. Etta Yates of Benton, Mrs. Aline Shields of Hot Springs and Mrs. Faye Bennett of New Orleans and ten grandchildren. Funeral was to be at 1 p.m. today at Ashby Funeral Chapel with Rev. J. C. Verdier and Rev. Joseph M. Olds officiating. Burial was to be at Peeler Bend Cemetery. (from the Benton Courier; July 18, 1977; page 12) Obituary | Tombstone | Rootsweb WCP
Langley, Shirley Marie Wilson
Shirley Marie Wilson Langley, 88, of Benton died Wednesday, March 22, 2006. She was born January 19, 1918, in Saline County to James Daniel and Lillian Gertrude Peeler Wilson. Mrs. Langley was a member of the Apostolic Tabernacle. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, James Edward Wilson. Survivors include five sons, Harvey, Roger, Darryl and Joe Langley, all of Benton, and Randy Langley of Klamath Falls, Oregon; four daughters, Eunice Wise of Bryant, Carolyn Adcock of Bauxite and Janie Fikes and Hilda Kemp, both of Hot Springs; a brother, Sam Nalley of Chattanooga, Tennessee; four sisters, Ellen Wilson, Irene Kane and Mary Lou Weise, all of Benton, and Jimmie Vance of Owensville; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ashby Funeral Home. Burial will be in Peeler Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. (from the Benton Courier online obituary) Obituary | Tombstone | Rootsweb WCP
Lawhon, Marylin Jenelle Meador Massa
Marylin "Jenelle" Lawhon, age 70, of Alexander, passed away
Saturday, January 17, 2009. Jenelle was a 1957 graduate of Central High
School. She attended Capital Business College before going to work at the
Pentagon. She retired after 25 years of service with the Arkansas State
Chamber AIA. Jenelle was a very loving person who never met a stranger.
She was a great cook, and enjoyed feeding family and friends. She will be
missed by many.
Jenelle was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd "Pop" Meador, and mother Edna "Nan" Ratcliffe. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Don Lawhon; two sons, Jim Massa and wife Cindy of Greenbrier, Mike Massa of Hot Springs; one stepson, Kenneth Ard of Pine Bluff; stepfather, Cummins Ratcliffe of Hot Springs; seven grandchildren Jimmy, Stephanie, Austin, Natalie, Dustin, Justin, Kristin; five great-grandchildren; and her beloved canine companion, Gidget.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at Griffin-Leggett Forest Hills Funeral Home, 10200 Hwy 5 North, Alexander (501-455-1067). Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at the funeral home with Pastor W. C. Hedrick officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Arkansas Hospice, 5600 W. 12th St, Little Rock, AR 72204 or the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72207. (from Griffin-Leggett online obituary) Rootsweb WCP
Averice Lawrence, 78, of Pine Bluff, died January 11, 2001, at Davis
Life Care. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cranford Funeral Home
of White Hall. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral
Home. (from Pine Bluff Commercial, January 12, 2001, page 8A)
Averice Elizabeth Hudson Lawrence, 78, of Pine Bluff, died January 11, 2001, at Davis Life Care Center.
Born May 25, 1922, in Cleveland County, she was a daughter of the late Chester W. Hudson and Anna Mae Word Hudson.
She received her education in the Sulphur Springs schools. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Pleasant Home Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Claud Lawrence in 1978; two brothers, Aubrey Hudson and Thomas Hudson, and a sister, Mary Lou Henderson.
Survivors include her son, Jerry Lawrence Sr., of Pine Bluff; a brother, Jimmy Hudson of Leola; a sister, Clarice Wood of Oregon; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Cranford Funeral Home at White Hall with Gerald Wingard officiating. Burial will be at Lee Cemetery.
The family will be at ... Road. (from Pine Bluff Commercial, January 13, 2001, page 8A) Rootsweb WCP
Wendell Claude Lawrence, 61, of the Double Wells community hear here,
died Sunday at Jefferson Hospital.
He was a son of the late Gilbert and Emma Ginnett Lawrence. He was a timberman and a machine operator for Brown Manufacturing Company. He was a member of Taylor Masonic Lodge 206 and the Pleasant Home Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Averice Hudson Lawrence; a son, Jerry Lawrence of the Double Wells community; three brothers, Kenneth Lawrence of Lexington, North Carolina, J. C. Lawrence and Kirby Lawrence of Pine Bluff; his stepmother, Mrs. Hester Lawrence of Pine Bluff; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sardis Missionary Baptist Church by Reverend Howard Upson. Burial with Masonic graveside rites will be in Lee Cemetery by Hale South Funeral Home.
The family will be at the home of Jerry Lawrence on .... (from Pine Bluff Commercial, August 14, 1978, page 2) Rootsweb WCP
Lee, Laura Jane Terry
Mrs. Laura Lee
Mrs. Laura Lee, aged seventy years, died at her home near Salem Monday, March 8. She is survived by her husband, John Lee, one stepson and two stepdaughters. Services at home Tuesday, March 9, at ten o'clock by Rev. L. O. Lee. Burial at Cameron Cemetery. [from the Benton Courier, Thursday, February 11, 1937, page 5]
Lewis, Sarah Gladys Reaves
Sheridan -- Sarah Gladys Reaves Lewis, 85, of Sheridan, died Tuesday at Hot Spring County Medical Center at Malvern. She was born April 21, 1918, in the Crossroads community, a daughter of the late Louis Gaine Reaves and Eva Wallace Reaves. She began teaching piano lessons in 1935 and was a music teacher in the Sheridan and Prattsville schools for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sheridan, where she served as music director for many years. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women, the Friendship Sunday School Class and was a former member of the Sheridan Golf and Country Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stonewall "Stoney" Lewis, who died on Jan. 20, 2004; and one son, Phil Lewis. Survivors include one son, Scott Lewis of Sheridan; one daughter, Pat Lewis Humphries of Sheridan; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bruce Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Lost Creek Cemetery by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 357, Sheridan, AR 72150. [from the Pine Bluff Commercial February 26, 2004]
Lewis, Stonewall Franklin
Sheridan -- Stonewall F. "Stoney" Lewis, 85, of Sheridan, died Tuesday at Sheridan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 29, 1918, at Indiahoma, Oklahoma, a son of the late Clarence Ruff Lewis and Linnie Jane Whitaker Lewis. He served in the Navy during World War II and in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a retired lumberman for W.R. Wrape Stave Company. He was a member of First United Methodist Church at Sheridan, the Men's Bible Class and an early member of the Sheridan Golf Club. He was preceded in death by one son, Phil Lewis. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Reaves Lewis; one son, Scott Lewis of Sheridan; one daughter, Pat Lewis Humphries of Sheridan; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bruce Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Lost Creek Cemetery by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 357, Sheridan, AR 72150. [from Pine Bluff Commercial January 22, 2004]
Lewis, William Cuthbert
William Cuthbert Lewis, aged 58, of Benton died Saturday. A former Sheridan resident, he was an employee of Aluminum Company of America for 28 years, an Army veteran of World War II and a Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucille Murray Lewis; two sons, William V. and Robert N. Lewis, both of Benton; a daughter, Mrs. William M. Bradley of North Little Rock; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Lewis of Sheridan; a brother, S. F. Lewis of Sheridan; and three grandchildren. Funeral was at 1 p.m. Monday at Ashby Funeral Chapel. Burial was at Lost Creek Cemetery at Sheridan. [from the Benton Courier, Monday, July 26, 1971, page 6]
Lindsey, Earline Eloise Coppett
Earline Eloise Coppett Lindsey, 85 of Camden, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday,
October 23, 2013, at the Ouachita County Medical Center.
She was born March 05, 1928, to Earl and Christine Haire Coppett in Calhoun County, Arkansas. She was a member of Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Edward Lindsey; parents, Earl and Christine Haire Coppett; brother, Jerry Joe Coppett.
She is survived by her son, Eddie Lindsey and wife, Joanie of Hot Springs, Arkansas; daughter, Edith Dunn and husband, Dale of Spiro, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Brandi Harper and husband, Brandon of Spiro, Oklahoma, Denver Dunn and wife, Shyla of Spiro, Oklahoma, Judy Doherty and husband, Kenneth of Camden, Arkansas, Earl Lindsey Jr. and wife, Cassie of Wagoner, Oklahoma, and Jaquita Lindsey of Benton, Arkansas; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. October 26, 2013, at Pleasant Ridge Assembly of God Church with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family requests memorials may be made to Teen Challenge of Arkansas, 1735 Hwy 7 N, Hot Springs, AR 71909. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. [from Proctor Funeral Home online obituary]
Lindsey, Edward Eugene "Bud"
Rev. Edward Eugene "Bud" Lindsey, 88, of Camden died Friday,
June 28, 2013, at his home in Camden. Bro. Lindsey was born January 11,
1925, in Bearden, the son of Lester and Laura Douglas Williamson Lindsey.
He was a retired ordained Assembly of God Minister and heavy equipment operator
for the Highway Department.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and five sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Earline Coppett Lindsey of Camden, Arkansas; son, Eddie Lindsey and wife, Joanie of Hot Springs, Arkansas; daughter, Edith Dunn and husband, Dale of Spiro, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Brandi Harper and husband, Brandon of Sprio, Oklahoma, Denver Dunn of Spiro, Oklahoma, Judy Doherty and husband, Kenneth of Louann, Arkansas, Earl Lindsey Jr., and wife, Cassie of Wagoner, Oklahoma, and Jaquita Lindsey of Benton, Arkansas; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Jessie Ray Lindsey of Fort Smith, Arkansas; and sisters, Laura Jane Pennington of Waldo, Arkansas, Martha Ann Pennington of Fordyce, Arkansas, Sue Bussell and Doris Beaver both of Camden, Arkansas, and Gladys Broach of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Funeral services for Bro. Lindsey will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2013, at Pleasant Ridge Assembly of God Church with Rev. Marvin Launius officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2013, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teen Challenge of Arkansas, 1735 Hwy 7 N, Hot Springs, AR 71909. [from Proctor Funeral Home online obituary]
Loe, Genevieve Calloway Dixon
Genevieve Dixon Loe, 78 of Smackover, Arkansas, died Saturday, October
4, 2008, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas.
She was born September 23, 1930, to Spencer Irkson Calloway and Nannie Kate McKnight Calloway. She was a member of Joyce City Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Truman W. Dixon and William E. Loe; and two brothers John W. Calloway and James J. "Joe" Calloway.
She is survived by three brothers; Fred M. Calloway and his wife, Shirley, of Liberty, Texas, Jerry Calloway and his wife, Barbara of Longview, Texas, and Mike Calloway and his wife, Andy of San Antonio, Texas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 2008, at Young's funeral Directors of El Dorado. Services will be 10 am, Monday, October 6, 2008. in Young's Chapel with Rev. David Preston and Rev. Anthony Briggs officiating. Interment will follow the service in Smackover Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Joyce City Baptist Church, 390 Ouachita 69, Smackover AR, 71762.
The Family will be at 405 East 8th Street Smackover, Arkansas. [from Young's Funeral Home online obituary]
Lovell, Billie Almeta Alderman
Billie Almeta Lovell, age 81, of Benton, passed away Thursday, December
24, 2009. She was born May 4, 1928, in Stanton, Texas, to the late Ira and
Tennie Alderman. Mrs. Lovell was preceded in death by her parents, five
brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by two sons, Eric Lovell of Fort Smith and Lanny Lovell (June) of Benton; daughter, Jolene Duff (David) of Benton; four sisters, Ethel Davenport (James) of Benton, Hazel Daniel (Loyd) of Madisonville, Texas, Bobbie Price of Traskwood and Margie Padgett (Shorty) of Houston, Texas; twelve grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 29 at Ashby Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 30 at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Bro. David Duff will be officiating. (from Ashby Funeral Home online obituary) Rootsweb WCP
Paul Alfred Lynch, Jr., of Hot Springs, died Friday, April 20, 2001,
in a local hospital.
Born July 2, 1944, to Paul A. and Louise Lynch Sr., he was a graduate of Hot Springs High School, Arkansas Tech University and Louisiana State University School of Banking of the South and a U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran. Retired from Mercantile Bank in Hot Springs, he was vice president of Worthen Bank for 24 years; past president of Hot Springs Optimist Club, past district secretary treasurer of the Arkansas District of Optimist International; past board member of the Hot Springs Boys Club, advisory board member of the Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center, and Baptist.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Susan Lynch of Hot Springs; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jeff Lynch and Brandon and Stacy Lynch, all of Hot Springs; one brother, Tim Lynch of Hot Springs; two aunts, Betty Crawford of North Highlands, California, and Clarice Lynch of Arkadelphia; nieces; nephews; and cousins.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gross Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. John McCallum officiating.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Kinsey, Jerry Robbins, Paul Burge, Larry Selig, Tim Milligan and Bob Lacy.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Payton, Joe Woods, Gary Secton, Allen Kimball, Paul Johnson, members of Big Woods Hunting Club, Drs. Bimlendra Sharman, Martin A. Koehn, and Robert F. McCrary Jr.
Burial will be in Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. (from the Sentinel-Record) Rootsweb WCP