October 22, 2014 Edition

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Greta Jean Dunn Vernon Lee Glenn Patricia Ann Hampton
Judy Ann Hood Marjorie Ann Hughes Lloyd Lackey
Dorothy Mae Langston Paul Reeves Harold Verkler Sr.

Births

Elliot Zolman Smith

Aaron and Jessica Smith of Arbyrd, Mo., have announced the birth of a son, born on Sept. 22, 2014, at St. Bernards Birthcare Center in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed six pounds, seven ounces, and has been named Elliot Zolman Smith. He has one brother, Ethan, 16 months.

Grandparents are Alan and Shirlene Smith of Strawberry and Lyman Zolman of Arbyrd, Mo., and the late Jekita Zolman.

Great-grandparents are Helen Allen of Saffel, and Martin and LaVerne Davenport of Arbyrd, Mo.

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Obituaries

Greta Jean Dunn

Greta Jean Dunn, 73, of De Soto, Mo., died Oct. 7, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City, Mo.

Born June 18, 1941, in Lynn, she was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Festus-Crystal City.

She was preceded in death by a son, Roger Daniel Harring; and her parents, James Arthur and Opal Alice Ross Rainwater.

Survivors include her husband, Edward P. Dunn; three sons, James David Harring and wife Kathy, Timothy Michael Dunn and wife Maria, and Edward Patrick Dunn III and wife Donna, all of De Soto, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Heather Harring, Carlyle, Ill.; four sisters, Phyllis McGee and husband Jim, Festus, Mo., Sandra McGee and husband Don, Naylor, Mo., Karen Fricke, Pevely, Mo., and Pam Bowling and husband Curtis, De Soto, Mo.; five brothers, Bob Rainwater, Bonne Terre, Mo., Larry Rainwater and wife Cindi De Soto, Mo., Michael Rainwater and wife Kathy, Clermont, Fla., and Mitchell Rainwater and Randy Rainwater and wife Gail, all of Hillsboro, Mo.; 11 grandchildren Kristan, Heather, Jessie, Kaleb, Michelle, Eddie IV, Cyle, Drew, Blake, Madison and Matthew; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday, Oct. 10, at1 p.m. at Mahn Funeral Home in De Soto with pastor Keith Perren officiating. Burial was in Peaceful Meadows Cemetery in Hillsboro, Mo.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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

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Vernon Lee Glenn

Vernon Lee Glenn, 88, of North Little Rock, died Oct. 8, 2014, in North Little Rock.

Born June 29, 1926, near Lynn, he was the son of John Valentine and Ettie Eli Justus Glenn. A graduate of Lynn High School, he joined the Army Air Force in 1945. He served in the Counter Intelligence Corps in Germany, and later served during the Korean War.

He returned from Germany and attended Arkansas State University. After receiving a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1952, he began his teaching career in Peach Orchard, Mo. He later became superintendent and coach at Clover Bend. During that time he also worked toward his Masters in Counseling Education at the University of Arkansas, completing it in 1957.

He then began a 37-year career of serving individuals with disabilities while employed by the Arkansas Rehabilitation Service and the University of Arkansas Research and Training Center. He began as a rehabilitation counselor in Blytheville.

In 1960, he transferred to the Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center, where he began as supervisor of vocational rraining and was later promoted to assistant administrator. At the age of 40, he and his family moved to Fayetteville while he worked part time as administrator of the Arkansas Research and Training Center and part time as a student, working toward his Doctorate in Education, which he completed in 1968. He was then appointed director of the ARRTC, followed by his appointment in 1975 as head of the Department of rehabilitation education and Research in the College of Education at the University of Arkansas. He also served as a tenured Professor in the UA College of Education and Health Professions Department, where he taught doctoral level students in the area of Rehabilitation Education. When he retired in 1994, he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus of Rehabilitation Education, and a scholarship was established in his name.

He sang and played guitar all of his life, starting at the age of 15, when he accompanied hymns for religious revivals near the family farm in Lynn. At the age of 78, his son and grandson made a home recording of him playing and singing some of his favorite songs, culminating in a CD with the title "Silver Haired Daddy."

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Austin Glenn and Warren Glenn; and a sister, Louise Glenn Pace.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Alice Marietta Gurley Glenn; a son, Stephen Gurley Glenn and wife Deborah, North Little Rock; a daughter, Suzetta Lee Glenn, Hot Springs; a sister, Virginia Dale Glenn, Metairie, La.; five grandchildren, Adam Mashburn Glenn, Noah Mashburn Glenn, Hannah Marie Glenn, Jamin Glenn Harrison and Marelle Glenn Moehrle; and two great-grandchildren, with one on the way.

A celebration of his life was held Oct. 11 at Griffin-Leggett Rest Hills in North Little Rock

Memorials may be made to the Vernon Glenn Memorial Fund University of Arkansas Rehabilitation Program, 214 Graduate Education Building, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

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

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Patricia Ann Hampton

Patricia Ann Hampton, 71, of Walnut Ridge, died Oct. 14, 2014.

Born July 29, 1943, she was a certified nursing assistant.

She was preceded in death by two children, Johnny McManners and Frankie Hampton; and her parents, Albert and Bernice Lagacy.

Survivors include a son, Patrick McManners, Walnut Ridge; a daughter, Dawn Cothern and husband Terry, Hoxie; five grandchildren, Danielle McManners, Ashlyn Cothern, Trever Cothern, Holly Catron and Nicole Noblin; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Thursday at 2 p.m. at Hite Cemetery under the direction of Taylor-Cox Funeral Home of Pocahontas.

Memorials may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place, Suite 200, Landover, MD 20785.

An online guestbook is available at www.taylor-coxfuneralhome.com.

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Judy Ann Hood

Judy Ann Hood, 60, of Earle, formerly of Tyronza, daughter of Rachel Katherine Young of Smithville, died Oct. 16, 2014, at her home. Funeral is Thursday at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Tyronza with Bro. Lynn Vinson officiating. Burial will be in Hood Cemetery at Earle.

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Marjorie Ann Hughes

Marjorie Ann Cannon Caldwell "Pee Wee" Hughes, 85, of Wheatfield, Ind., died Oct. 19, 2014, after a long illness.

Born Jan. 10, 1929, in Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of Lawson and Amy Fuller Cannon.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Delmar Caldwell of Walnut Ridge; and her second husband, Leonard Hughes.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Bruner; a son, Delmar Caldwell Jr.; several stepchildren; seven grandchildren, Dana Lewis Tolley, Mike Bruner, John Bruner, Brieonna Caldwell, Bobby Bruner, Brittney Caldwell and Alicia Sturma; nine great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 10 a.m. at Boersma's Funeral Home in Wheatfield with pastor Robin Gear officiating. Burial will be in Wheatfield Cemetery.

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

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Lloyd Lackey

Lloyd Lackey, 71, of Batesville, died Oct. 21, 2014, at a Batesville hospital.

Born May 13, 1943, at Calamine, he was a graduate of Strawberry High School and Arkansas College (now Lyon College) in Batesville. He received a master's degree from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

He coached at Poughkeepsie for one year from 1966-67, and was coach and principal at the Wheatley Schools for 10 years from 1967-77. He was superintendent at Sulphur Rock Schools for eight years from 1977-85, and superintendent of Grubbs Public Schools for four years from 1985-89; he served as superintendent of Harrisburg Public Schools for seven years from 1989-96.

He was a member of the Arkansas Association for Public School Administrators from 1983-89, and served as president of the AASA from 1987-88. He retired in 1996 at the age of 53 and moved back to Sulphur Rock.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vivian and Estella Christenberry Lackey; a sister, Doris Henderson; and a brother-in-law, Bob Henderson.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Helen West Lackey; a son, Paul Lackey and wife Stacy, Sherwood; a brother, Robert Lackey and wife Sharon, Mountain Home; a sister, Linda Bullington and husband, Charles, Charlotte; and a granddaughter, Emma Lackey.

Funeral is Friday at 2 p.m. at Qualls Funeral Home in Cave City with Bro. Mike Conyers officiating. Burial will be in Milligan Campground Cemetery at Calamine.

Pallbearers will be Mike West, Frank Bullington, James Huskey, Danny West, David West and James Allen Anderson.

Visitation is Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

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Dorothy Mae Langston

Dorothy Mae Langston, 84, of Walnut Ridge, died Oct. 20, 2014, at St. Bernards in Jonesoro.

Born Sept. 6, 1930, in Turrell, she was the daughter of Henry Fee and Myrtle Hill Floyd. She was a homemaker and a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Langston.

Survivors include two sons, Danny Langston, Junction City, Kan., and Ron Langston, Nairobi, Kenya; two daughters, Alice Pickrell, Walnut Ridge, and Kaye Garland, Heber Springs; three sisters, Beatrice Wright, Munsford, Tenn., Linda Wroughton, Millington, Tenn., and Kathrine White, Marriot, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Adam Langston, Rebekah VanRooyen, Aaron Neil Langston, James Micah Langston, Amy Schrock, Terry Pickrell Jr., Stephanie Blockburger, Kaylynn Garland and Brock Garland; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Friday at 11 a.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge with Dereck Collins officiating. Burial will be in Baker Cemetery at Ozark Acres. Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 10-11 a.m. at the church.

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

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Paul Reeves

Paul Reeves, 77, of Jonesboro, died Oct. 17, 2014, at UAMS in Little Rock.

Born July 17, 1937, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Robert "Bob" and Lora Reeves.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Reeves; three daughters, Bonnie McGuirt and husband Chris, Salem, Mo., Rita Green and husband Randy, Pocahontas, and Carla Wilkinson and husband Jeff, Caraway; a son, Rev. Dwayne Reeves and wife Corda, Brookland; a brother, Kenneth Reeves and wife LaDonna, Pocahontas; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral is today at 11 a.m. at Taylor-Cox Funeral Home in Pocahontas with Revs. Nick Smith and Brian Adams officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Bradley Reeves, Ryan Reeves, Brandon McGuirt, Eric Bibb, Tyler Reeves and Joe Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Dale Thielemier and Brandon Chandler.

An online guestbook is available at www.taylor-coxfuneralhome.com.

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Harold Verkler Sr.

Harold Verkler Sr., 73, of Siloam Springs, died Oct. 18, 2014, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.

Born Nov. 1, 1940, in Black Rock, he lived in Black Rock most of his life before moving to Siloam Springs. He worked for Verkler Ford and was a truck driver and heavy equipment operator before retiring.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wave Ed Jr. and Imogene Burris Verkler; a sister, Mary Verkler; and two brothers, Darrell Verkler and Robert Verkler.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Waters Verkler; two sons, Harold Verkler Jr. (Kathy), Black Rock, and Heath Verkler (Britt), Highfill; three daughters, Dana Jones (Lindsay), Highfill, Mechele Gonzales (David), Springdale, and Heather Center (Brian), Elkins; two brothers, Wave Ed Verkler III and Charles Verkler, both of Black Rock; two sisters, Sandy McGinnis and Greta Mondy, both of Black Rock; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Black Rock Church of Christ under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

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

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