February 14, 2007 Edition

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Gene Vincent Lamb John Eli Hartwood Aiden Alexander Murphy


Lois Florene Coleman Deborah K. Hinds Margaret Spikes Holt
Keith Clyde Howard Edgar Willard Jones Jerry Loggains
Mary Melbareen Robinson Carolyn Ann Sims


Gene Vincent Lamb

Timothy and Sandra Lamb of Walnut Ridge are parents of a son, born Jan. 29, 2007, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. The baby weighed eight pounds, 11.4 ounces, and has been named Gene Vincent Lamb. He has a brother, Austyn, six, and two sisters, Hailey, two-and-a-half, and Elisa, one-and-a-half.

Grandparents are Gerald and Candy Hill of Searcy and Daya Bunn and Levi and Lisa Lamb, all of Walnut Ridge. Great-grandparents include Marie Boyce and Art Sparks of Searcy, Faye and Charlie Gates and Dorothy Burns of Walnut Ridge.

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John Eli Hartwood Lane

Justin and Tammi Lane of Pocahontas announce the birth of a son, born Feb. 1, 2007, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. Weighing seven pounds, 15 ounces, the baby has been named John Eli Hartwood Lane.

Grandparents are James and Anita Mashburn of Walnut Ridge and John Lane and Phyllis Farley of Pocahontas.

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Aiden Alexander Murphy

A son was born to Andrew and Christina Murphy of Pocahontas on Feb. 6, 2007, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. Weighing seven pounds, 11 ounces, he has been named Aiden Alexander Murphy.

Grandparents are Robin and Barbara Gosha of Clover Bend and Frienda Murphy of Pocahontas. Great-grandparents are Jo Evelyn McClanahan of Pocahontas and Mary Fry of Hoxie.

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Lois Florene Hugg Coleman

Lois Florene Hugg Coleman, 84, of Little Rock, formerly of Cord, died and went to be with her LORD Monday, Feb. 12, 2007.

She was born Nov. 2, 1922 in Strawberry to William Baxter Hugg and Allie Lou Gardner Hugg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Kathleen Hugg Harris; a brother, Kenneth Hugg; a half-brother, Gardner Williams; and a granddaughter, Jennifer LeAnn Kennedy.

Ms. Coleman was a retired homemaker. She and her husband of 62 years, Ewell Ray Coleman, farmed in the Cord-Dowdy community and were owners of First National Bank in Batesville in the 1980's. She was a member of the Cord Baptist Church and Lydia Sunday School Class. Ms. Coleman served as teacher in Sunday school for many years and she was a member of the Chapter Z, PEO in Batesville.

Ms. Coleman is survived by her husband, E. R. Coleman of Little Rock; two daughters, Carol Coleman-Kennedy and Kathryn May and son-in-law, Larry May of Little Rock; one son. Donald Ray Coleman and daughter-in-law, Deann Dodd Coleman of Batesville; two granddaughters, Ashley Kennedy Holmes of Little Rock and Whitney Dodd Coleman of Fayetteville; three grandsons, Winfred Isaac Coleman of Batesville; William David Coleman of Fayetteville; and Andrew McLarry May of Little Rock; two great-granddaughters, Kennedy LeAnn Holmes and Kathryn Elizabeth Holmes of Little Rock; and great-grandson, Caden Lawrence Coleman of Fayetteville,

The family would like to express a special thanks to Benny Green, M.D., Susan Kay Martin, APN; our dear caregivers Karen and Kelly Cardenas, Lee Williams, Bonnie Jeffrey and Willene Morris Whitlow.

The family will be celebrating the life of Lois Florene at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, 2007 at the Cord Baptist Church with Reverends Gary Mitchell, Jerry Kausler, and Bobby Coleman officiating. Interment will be at Hopewell Cemetery at Cord, Arkansas. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville (870) 793-4161. Memorials may be made to Cord Baptist Church, PO Box 126, Cord, AR 72524 or a charity of one's choice.

Pallbearers are Ms. Coleman's grandsons: Winfred Isaac Coleman, William David Coleman, Andrew McLarry May and nephews: Eddie Harris and Ronald Coleman; and grandson-in-law Kevin Holmes. Honorary pallbearers are Charles and Nell Osborne, Jim and Leta Williams, Elsmore and Geneva Long, Chuck and Marge Seasholtz, Joe Greer, Benny Green, M.D., Susan Martin, APN, Lee Williams, Karen Cardenas, Kelly Cardenas, Bonnie Jeffrey and Willene Morris-Whitlow.

You may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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Deborah K. Hinds

Deborah K. Hinds, 52, of Jonesboro, sister of Rhonda Lee Edwards of Ravenden, died Feb. 7, 2007, at her home. She was the mother of Gary Nolan Ward of Jonesboro, who married Anna Elizabeth Gipson, a Lawrence County native. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Calvary Chapel Church. Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro has charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.emersonfuneralhome.com.

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Margaret Spikes Holt

Margaret Spikes Holt, 97, of Little Rock, widow of Judge Jack W. Holt, died Feb. 6, 2007.

Born Aug. 9, 1909, in Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of S.E. "Bunk" and Candace Hughes Spikes. She attended school in Walnut Ridge through the ninth grade, at which time she en-tered Randolph Macon Seminary for Ladies in Lynchburg, Va. After gradu-ation, she attended the Univer-sity of Arkansas, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority.

She and her husband, Jack, moved to Harrison in 1927, where Jack was elect-ed prosecuting attorney and later as circuit judge. The family resided in Harrison until 1936, at which time Jack was elected attorney gen-eral of the state of Arkansas and the family moved to Little Rock.

She was active in a number of community services, including volunteering as a Grey Lady at the VA Hospital in Little Rock and, more recently, as a hostess at the Bernice Jones Eye Institute at UAMS. She also worked part-time for a number of years at her sister-in-law Mary Holt's apparel shop, The Clothes Horse, and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Little Rock.

Survivors include a son, Jack W. Holt Jr., Little Rock; a daughter, Peggy Holt Freeman, Co-lumbia, Mo.; six grandchildren, Kelley Holt England, Candace Holt Chappell, Thomas Holt Freeman, Robert Holt Freeman, Forest Lovett and Jonathan Lovett; and seven great-grandhcildren.

A memorial service was held Sunday in the chapel of First United Methodist Church in Little Rock. The body was cremated. Burial will be in the family cemetery near Harrison at a later date. Ruebel Funeral Home of Little Rock had charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Eighth and Center St., Little Rock, AR 72223; Hospice Home Care Inc., 1501 N. University Ave., Prospect Building, Suite 500, Little Rock, AR 72207; or to a charity of the donor's choice.

An online guestbook is available at www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.

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Keith Clyde Howard

Keith Clyde Howard, 89, of Walnut Ridge, formerly of Black Rock, died Feb. 8, 2007, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center.

Born July 24, 1917, at Lynn, he was the son of Sam and Savannah Howard. He had worked at the Quaker Oats factory in Rockford, Ill., and was a member of the Lynn Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sisters, Elsie Rainwater, Lynn, and Janice Hinkle, Fayetteville.

Graveside service was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Dry Creek Cemetery at Lynn with Kenny Townsley officiating. Higginbotham Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Larry Rainwater, Terry Rainwater, Jack Rainwater, Gerold Richey, Jerry Goodwin and Pat Clinton.

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Edgar Willard Jones

Edgar Willard Jones, 83, of New Braunfels, Texas, died Feb. 8, 2007.

Born Feb. 2, 1924, in Black Rock, he was the son of John Jefferson and Margaret Lee Jones.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and later graduated from the University of Arkansas with two engineering degrees. He began his career as an engineer working for Phillips Petroleum Company in Pasadena, Texas. He later served as a plant manager for Oxirane Chemical Company and Arco Chemical Company. He retired in 1986 as vice president of Atlantic Richfield Petro Chemical Company's Lyondale division. He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church in New Braunfels.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Jones; a brother, Bud Jones; and three sisters, Thelma Poe, Clela Robertson and Mabel Flippo.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Velma J. Jones; three sons, Thomas Edgar Jones, League City, Texas, Richard Lee (Dick) Jones, New Braunfels, and Dennis Albert Jones, Boerne, Texas; a brother, Harlan Jones; a sister, Mildred Fair; seven grandchildren, Todd Wallace Jones, Troy Brandon Jones, Anna Elisabeth Ross, Aaron Christopher Jones, Ian Alexander Jones, Victoria Leigh Jones and Stephen Albert Jones; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. Christ Presbyterian Church in New Braunfels, with his son, Dick Jones, officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at the Triple J Ranch. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home of New Braunfels had charge of arrangements.

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Jerry Loggains

Jerry Loggains, 55, of Pocahontas, father of Stephanie Frazier of Walnut Ridge, died Feb. 10, 2007. Burial was Tuesday in Randolph Memorial Gardens at Pocahontas under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas.

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Mary Melbareen Robinson

Mary Melbareen Robinson, 85, of Hoxie, died Feb. 12, 2007, in Walnut Ridge.

She was a retired registered nurse and had lived in Hoxie the past 26 years, after moving from California. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elvis Jack Robinson; a daughter, her parents, Floyd and Bonnie Alexander, a sister, a brother and three grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters, Eugenia Robinson, Hoxie, Towana Craft, Walnut Ridge, and Sally Jones, Ravenden; four sons, Billy Robinson, Hoxie, Jack Robinson and Teddy Robinson, both of Manteca, Calif., and R.H. Johnson, Sacramento, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Donnie Bromley, Walnut Ridge; a sister, Roberta Lester, Antioch, Calif.; 28 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at House-Gregg Chapel with Derek Collins and Randy Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery at Imboden under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Billy Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Billy Taylor Jr., Bo Johnson, Billy Stafford Jr. and Carl Day. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Day and Earl Day.

Visitation is Thursday evening from 5:30 to 8 at the funeral home.

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Carolyn Ann Sims

Carolyn Ann Sims, 46, of Brookland, sister of Darrell Morgan of Smithville, died Feb. 6, 2007, at her home. Burial was Friday in Pine Log Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro. An online guestbook is available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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