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Bobby Lee Doyle, 76, of Cabot, died Friday, November 14, 2014.
He was born April 28, 1938, in Aplin to the late Dot and Reble Minnie Doyle. Mr. Doyle was a member of Cabot United Methodist Church and was the Director of Special Olympics Arkansas for 40 years. Prior to that, he was a school principal at Grady and a teacher, coach and principal in the Cabot school system.
Mr. Doyle was a member of the Lions, Civitan, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs throughout his life. He served his country in the Army Reserves, was a huge Cabot Panther supporter, an avid hunter and fisherman and an Arkansas Razorback sports fan.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Doyle was preceded in death by his sisters; Lena Fay Brussels, Ola Mae McCammon and Alice Nichols, and brothers; Sam, L.C., J.R. and Ted Doyle.
Mr. Doyle is survived by his wife, Peggy Mize Doyle; his daughters, Joanna Lucas and husband Michael of Cabot, Debbie Horton and husband Scott of North Little Rock, and Beth Hicks and husband Bo of Cabot.
He is also survived by his grandchildren, Mika Bishop and husband Daniel, Drake Horton and Reid Horton, as well as a great-grandson, Lucas Bishop.
Funeral was Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. at Cabot United Methodist Church. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Cabot Panther Foundation at www.cabotschools.org/foundation, the Cabot Civitan Club, P.O. Box 221, Cabot, AR 72023 or Special Olympics Arkansas at www.specialolympicsarkansas.org/donate.html.
An online guestbook is available at www.moorescabotfuneralhome.com.
Gary Fowler, at the side of his wife and children, peacefully entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. He was one day shy of his 68th birthday.
Gary was born on Nov. 24, 1946, to Logan and Eunice Kay Fowler of Strangers Home. He grew up in a family of cotton pickers, consisting of two sisters and four brothers. He graduated from Clover Bend High School in 1964. He excelled in sports, lettering in both basketball and baseball. He attended college at Crowley’s Ridge.
On Feb. 20, 1973, he married Carolyn Blevins in Powhatan. They were blessed with two children, Nikki and Tony. During this time, Gary began his career in agriculture by managing Lovelady’s Cotton Gin in Minturn. From there he started his own business selling grain bins and marketing grain. After 40-plus successful years, he retired at the top of his game.
Gary was an active member of the community. He was a member of the very first Quorum Court in 1977. In 1991, he was elected to the Hoxie School Board. He served for four years representing the Clover Bend area. He was a very generous man, always donating what he could to many local organizations, including John 3:16 Ministries and The Lawrence County Walk of Hope. He also helped to raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation by playing in two celebrity golf tournaments sponsored by professional golfer John Daly. In 1999, his team placed first in the tournament.
In his retirement years, he indulged in his favorite pastimes. He enjoyed fishing and rounds of golf. He never missed a televised game of the St Louis Cardinals and knew all the answers when watching Jeopardy. His favorite times were trips to Fort Morgan, Ala., with his grandchildren, and quick drives to Tunica, Miss., with his wife and friends.
In 2013, Gary officially became of member of the Walnut Ridge United Methodist Church. One of his greatest moments was the honor of being baptized alongside his three grandchildren.
Gary is survived by Carolyn Fowler, his wife of 41 years; his daughter, Nikki Davis and her husband Blaine; his son, Tony Fowler; two sisters, Helen Owens of Oklahoma City, and Joyce Drew of Marion, Ill.; three brothers, Powell Fowler of West Memphis, Dave Fowler of Walnut Ridge, and Dennis Fowler of Marion; and three grandchildren, Drew, Emoree and Jack Davis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Gregory; his brother, John L. Fowler; and his brother-in-law, Dale Owens.
Visitation will be held at the Walnut Ridge United Methodist Church on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. with pastor Jeanne Williams officiating. Burial will take place at the Powhatan cemetery. House-Gregg Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Raney, Mark Mosier, Josh Jennings, Sammy Blevins, Teddy Blevins and Kerry Nicholas. Honorary pallbearers are Jim French, Bob Cole, Benson Hart, Frank Davis, Kerry Groves, Rick Jennings, Sergio Lemos and Gary Cunningham.
Memorials can be made to the Walnut Ridge United Methodist Church.
An online guestbook is available at www.housegreggfh.com.
Sybil Hardin, 93, of Cedar Lake, Ind., died Nov. 18, 2014, in Cedar Lake.
Born in Swifton, she retired as head cook for MacArthur Elementary School in Cedar Lake after 21 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Brooks Hardin.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice Bishop; a son, Larry Hardin; a brother, William Gray and wife Imo; two grandchildren, Raymond Bishop and Eboni Choate; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service in Merrillville, Ind. Burial was in Lowell Memorial Cemetery.
An online guestbook is available at www.pruzinfuneralservice.com.
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