Wednesday, March 15, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 03-15-06


Vav Ann Aten, 43, of Lonoke passed away suddenly on March 12. She was born Jan. 19, 1963, to the late Walt and Christine Baxter. She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Jack Aten Jr., and two children Kailee and Autumn Partington, all of the home; two brothers Riley Partington and Douglas Baxter, mother and father-in-law Jack and Joetta Aten of Cabot and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with interment to follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service of Cabot.


Lynda J. Wilkinson, 61, of Jacksonville, passed away March 3 in Beckville, Texas.

She was born Nov. 28, 1944, the daughter of Odus and Velma Pack. She was the owner of Party Bazaar in Jacksonville. She enjoyed going on cruises and being with her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Odus Pack, Sr., and Velma (Meeks) Pack; her sister, Janette Miller and her brother, Bobby Pack.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Farrell Wilkinson of Beckville, Tex.; her children, Jack Wilkinson of Biscoe, Mary Atkin-son, and her husband, Bo, of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Laverne Miller of Century, Fla., Dorothy Easter of Jacksonville and Virginia Yawn and her husband, James, of Selma, Ala.; one brother, Odus Pack, Jr., and his wife, Patsy, of North Little Rock, and three grandchildren, Farrann Wilkinson, Chase Atkinson and Bailey Atkinson.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Rest Hill Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Road, North Little Rock.


Horace Edward “Pat” Burlison, formerly of Cabot, passed away March 10 at North Little Rock.

He was born to Augustus M. and Laura Hattie Clark Burlison on Dec. 15, 1916, at Rose Bud. He was a Baptist, a World War II veteran and served in the Northern France and Rhineland campaigns.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Fry Burlison, a son, Michael E. Burlison and a brother, Ronald Burlison.
Survivors include a son, Robert Burlison of Gainesville, Ga.; a daughter, Beth Williams of Little Rock; a brother, Winfred Burlison of Rose Bud; grandchildren, David and Tim Odom, Paula Luffman, Steven, Adam, Melissa, Melanie, Nathaniel, Jon, Jacob, Justin, Jaila and Jessica Burlison; great-grandchildren, Scott and Jared Luffman, Bridget Odom, Stevie Burlison and Aimee Odom, and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held March 13 at Martin Cemetery, Rose Bud.

Arrangements were by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.'


John Allen Clark, 77, of Beebe, died Saturday, March, 11.

He is survived by two daughters, Katrina Simpson of Cabot, and Brenda; a brother, Bill Clark of Beebe; five grandchildren, and his sister Betty Stitler of Beebe.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.

Doris Clark
Doris P. Clark, 75, of Jacksonville passed away March 9 at St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs. She was born July 31, 1930, in Newark, N.J., to Mark and Helen Peneau Sullivan. On Sept. 1, 1951, she married Philip Clark Jr. in Roselle Park, N.J. In 1969, they moved to Jacksonville where they raised their family. She was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Jack-sonville. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1998 and a son, Philip James Clark III.
She is survived by three children, Kathleen Tucker of Jacksonville, James and DeAnn Clark of Hot Springs, Karen and Jeff Reynolds of Jacksonville; 16 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Eilene and Michael Stains of Lincoln Hill, Calif.
Mass of the Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Jude’s Catholic Church with Father Les Farley officiating. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A rosary will follow after the visitation.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Clois Rudolph Langley, 85, of Kensett, was born Sept. 11, 1920, in Joy, to Marvin and Emma Sullivan Langley, and died March 8.

A devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ozella; a daughter, Patricia Johnson; his parents and a brother and sister. He is survived by his grandchildren, Randy Johnson and his wife Kelly of Kensett, Lisa Brown of Kensett and Melissa Rogers of Searcy; nine great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Westbrook Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Hebron Cemetery at Joy in White County.


Vickie Marie Simborski, 55, of Columbus, Ohio, died March 5 at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus.  She was born Oct.5, 1950, in Little Rock to Milton and Avijean Sisk Riddle.  

She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents, Mae and Albert Sisk.  She worked with Nationwide Insurance as a computer programmer.  She was a Baptist and an Air Force veteran.

Survivors include her mother, Avijean Riddle of Jacksonville, three daughters; Maria Utting and husband Ian of Jacksonville, Shiloh Motley and husband John of Columbus and Glenda Olscwa of Jacksonville; a son, Matthew Riddle and wife Alise of Dallas, and the father of her children, Joe Penner; grandchildren, Joshua Olscwa, Nina Furrow, Victoria Hinkle, Dylan Olscwa, Brittany, Kortney and Jonielle Motley, Brittney and Brianna Mason, as well as three great-grandchildren, Marcus Hinkle, Makayla Hinkle and Gabrielle Olscwa.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Moore’s Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville.

Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park with funeral arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Amanda “Mandi” Gilkerson Kiesling, 19, of Cabot, was born Dec. 14, 1986, in North Little Rock, to Michael and Grace Roberts Gilkerson.

She died March 7 as a result of an automobile accident.

She was a student at Arkansas State University at Beebe and at Pulaski Tech and worked at Jacksonville Neurology Clinic.
Mandi is survived by her husband Will Kiesling and daughter Darby Kiesling of Cabot.

Other survivors include her parents, Mike and Gigi Gilkerson of Cabot; her sister, Lindsay Gilk-erson of Cabot; her grandparents, Harry and Myrtie Gilkerson of Cabot; her mother-in-law Katy Kiesling of Jacksonville; her aunts and uncles Bill and Dana Herring of Tulsa, Okla., and Bobby and Ann Weeks of North Little Rock.

Funeral services were held Friday at Living Waters Assembly of God Church in Cabot with burial in Hicks Cemetery.