Wednesday, September 20, 2006

OBITUARIES >> 09-20-06


April Lyn Hillman Fuller, 20, of Searcy died Sept. 16.  

She was born Nov. 30, 1985, to James Hillman and Mary Wright Kilpatrick in Jacksonville. She was a 2005 Cabot High School graduate and graduated from Arthur’s Beauty College in March of 2005. She was employed at Shear Envy Salon in Cabot.  She was preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Millie Fuller and grandfather, Gene Wright.

She is survived by her husband Matthew Dean Fuller of Higginson; her mother, Mary Kilpatrick and her husband Keith of Ward; father, James Hillman and his wife Misty of Ward; two sisters, Sarah Wilkins of Ward and Jessica Hillman of Jacksonville; two stepsisters, Michelle Crook of Jacksonville and Brittany Street of Ward; one brother, Ryan Hillman of Ward; grandmothers, Sadie Wright of Jacksonville and Martha Malone of Ward; grandfather, Leo Hillman of Jacksonville; and grandparents, Ed and Georgia Kilpatrick of Searcy.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Higginson with Bro. Tim Harper officiating. Burial will follow in Crestlawn Memorial Park at Conway. Arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.


Odell L. Coates, 82, of Des Arc, formerly of McRae, departed this life Sept. 16, after a long illness.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva and son Leon, and is survived by three daughters, Susan Lumpkin of Eads, Tenn., Linda Davis of Byhalia, Miss., and Joy Jones of Beebe; one son, Allen Dell of Elaine; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a very special lady and long-time friend, Dortha Bone of Des Arc. Funeral services were Sept. 17, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Lebanon Cemetery.


FORT WORTH — Betty Jean Collier Kerr, 76, a retired real estate broker, died Sept. 16, at her home.

She was born April 9, 1930, in Cabot, to Grover Cleveland and Margaret Emily “Francis” Miller Collier. Survivors include one brother, George Wesley Collier of North Little Rock; four children, F.C. “Bud” Kerr and wife, Glenda, of Ferris, Texas, Gayle Gili-bert and husband Joe of Fort Worth, Texas, Roger Dale Kerr and wife, Patty, of Poolville, Texas, and John Darrell Kerr and wife, Carole, of Crowley; 10 grandchildren; and 10 ten great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at Thomas Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Mountain Springs Baptist Church in Cabot. Burial will be in Mountain Springs Cemetery.


Corey Edward Delaney, 17, of Ward, passed away Sept. 15.

He was born Feb. 3, 1989, in Brikenfeld, Germany, to Robert Delaney and Carol Ann Teske Wilson. He was a senior at Cabot High School and a member of the Faith Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Carol and Ron Wilson of Ward; his father Robert, Delaney of Lakeland, Mich.; a sister, Brittany Wilson of Jacksonville; two brothers, C.J. Wilson and Trevor Wilson of Ward; his grandparents, Beverly Teske of Cabot; Judith Keller of Rapid River, Mich., John Delaney of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Harold and Ursula Wilson of Butlerville; great-grandparents, Bonnie Delaney of Dexter, Mich., and Alfred and Clara Wilson of Cabot; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends.

Funeral services were held Sept. 19, at Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Cabot with Bro. Brent Summerhill officiating. Burial was in Evans Cemetery at Cabot with Noah Delaney, Adam Delaney, C.J. Wilson, Blake Wilson, Justin Wilson, John Teske, Randy Wilson and Zack Wilson as pallbearers, and Corey’s closest friends as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers you may send donations to Faith Missionary Baptist Church Youth Fund, 301 Bill Foster Memorial Dr., Cabot, Ark. 72023 in memory of Corey. Arrangements were by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.


Sandra Lee Monaco Long, 56, of Jacksonville died Sept. 18 at Rebsaman Medical Center in Jacksonville. She was born April 19, 1950, in Denver to Marjorie I. Hurst Monaco and the late William E. Monaco. She worked at the Little Rock Air Force Base Hospital for 13 years as beneficiary counselor and assistance co-ordinator. She also worked as a volunteer for the last 13 years at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in the Children’s playroom entertaining patients with her famed arts and crafts.

She was a devout Catholic (member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Jacksonville) and an angel on Earth to all those who were blessed to know her. She was the best cook ever. She was the beloved wife of Charles E. Long of Jacksonville and is also survived by a daughter, Rebecca Kendall and her husband, Sean, and four grandchildren, Blake, Andrew, Richard and Alex of Yukon, Okla.; two sisters, Candace Monaco of Pluto, Mo.; Cindy Bickel and her husband, Steve, and two brothers, Michael and Patrick Monaco, all of Denver.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Jacksonville. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at the church. Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in loving memory of our wife, daughter, sister, mother, aunt and friend.
Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Lena M. Crisco, 84, of McRae died Sept. 18. Born Nov. 9, 1921, at McRae, she was the daughter of the late Miles and Sallie Redding and the wife of the late Thomas Elton “Ton” Crisco.

Mrs. Crisco, a devoted wife and mother, was a Methodist and life-long member of Copperas Springs Memorial Church.
She was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by her son, Hal E. Crisco and his wife Deborah; daughter, Mary Jane Ward and her husband Charles, all of McRae; grandchildren, Charles E. Ward, Kathryn Renee Ellington, Tracy L. Womack, Marcus A. Crisco, Scott E. Crisco, and Nicholas C. Crisco; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Adell Smith of Oracle, Ariz., and Mamie Ruth Treece of Blanchard, La.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 at Westbrook Funeral Home at Beebe. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 21, at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Weir Cemetery.