Monday, February 12, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 02-10-07

John Agur
John Henry Agur, 102, of Lonoke died Feb. 7.

He is survived by two daughters, Judy Moody and husband Earlin, Fern Davis and husband David; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was a retired farmer and businessman.

Funeral services were Feb. 9 at Lonoke Apostolic Church with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.

Stewart Bailey
Stewart Edward Bailey, 51, of Romance passed away Feb. 6 in Searcy. He was born June 29, 1955 in Edinburgh, Scotland, to the late Samuel E. and Mary Stewart Bailey.  He was a machine operator for Altivity Packaging for 35 years.

Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Rachel Bailey of the home; daughter, Lalona Scott; step-daughter, Victoria Whitmire; adopted kids, Brandi Kirsch and Nichole Smith; grandchildren, Layla, Dawn and William Scott, Devin, Breana, and Emily Smith and Alyssa Kirsch.

Funeral services were Feb. 9 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.  

Gladys Hamilton
Gladys Marguerite Hamilton, 84, of Jacksonville went to meet her Lord on Feb. 7 at Woodland Hills Healthcare and Rehab of Jacksonville.
She was born Jan. 31, 1923 to John H. and Nanny Mae Wages Rogers of Pine Bluff.  

She re-ceived her education at Dollarway Jr. High and Watson Chapel High Schools.

She was a Cub Scout den mother, a classroom mother and was active in the P.T.A. at Pine Bluff’s Gabe Meyer School. She enjoyed sewing, taking photographs, flower gardening, flower arranging and houseplants. She was currently a member of Bailey Street Church of Christ. During her lifetime, she taught children’s Bible classes and ladies’ Bible classes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters, and her husband of almost 64 years, Retired Msgt. Archie C. Hamilton.  

She is survived by one son, Archie C. Hamilton, Jr., and wife Edie of Corpus Christie, Texas; and one daughter, Deborah Fitt and husband, Cliff, with whom she lived in Jacksonville.

She is also survived by one granddaughter, Jennifer Fitt of Ward; two grandsons, Dirk Hamilton of Bryant and Aric Hamilton of El Dorado and one great-granddaughter, Grace Ham-ilton, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at Moore’s Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Mike Sinapiades officiating. Entombment will be in Chapel Pines Mausoleum in Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville.

Donations may be made to Eastern European Mission, P.O. Box 90755, Houston, Texas, 77290, or Arkansas Hospice Foundation, 5600 W. 12th Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72204.  

Larry Whitaker
Larry Henry Whitaker, 54, of Blytheville passed away Feb. 4.

He was born Feb. 11, 1952 in Marked Tree to the late A.B. and Dorothy Whitaker.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny Monroe and Buster McDonald and three sisters, Ann Chism, Hattie King and Pearlie Lucas.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Lynn Whitaker of Cabot and Larry Wayne Whitaker of Jacksonville; one daughter, Shalla Hollis of Jacksonville; six sisters, Mary Francis McDonald, Bobbie McGarity, Edna Hudson, Sue Bowers, Louise Shirley and Maxine Lee; six brothers, Jerry Wayne Whitaker, Roy Whitaker, John Henry McDonald, Joe McDonald, Junior McDonald and Richard McDonald, and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at New Testament Church in Jacksonville. Funeral arrangements were by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.

Jessica Coppini
Jessica Kinau Lee Jones-Coppini, 23, of Ward died Feb. 6.

She had a long battle with cancer but she lived life with purpose and great joy, and her memory will be forever in the hearts of those who knew her.

Jessica is survived by her husband, Dane Coppini; her parents, Carl and Pamela Obrey Jones of Ward; grandmothers, Lurline Obrey of Hawaii and Onnie Bell Jones of Hickory Ridge; three brothers, David, Christopher and Jonathan; two sisters, April and Jennifer and a host of other friends and acquaintances. We love you, Jess.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with funeral to follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Old Austin Cemetery in Ward.

Opal Mallett
Opal Harpole Mallett, 88, of Jacksonville died Feb. 9 at her home.

She was born Oct. 8, 1918 in Jacksonville to Harry and Jewel Boyd Harpole.

She graduated from Jackson-ville High School at the age of 16. She began teaching at 18.  Later, she became a graduate of Univer-sity of Central Arkansas, formerly Arkansas State Teacher College. She began her teaching career at Sylvan Hills where she met her husband, John Mallett. On Aug. 31, 1941 they were married at First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville. She taught school at Jacksonville Elementary for a total of 15 years until she retired in 1955. She was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star as well as serving several years as the tour director for the Jacksonville Senior Center.

She is survived by her husband, John Mallett  of the home; son, Robert Mallett of Jacksonville; daughter, Betty and husband Gary Wallis of North Little Rock; step grandson, Gary Wallis II of Boston, Mass.; brother, Harry Neil and wife Sally Harpole of Houston, Texas; sister, Nell and husband Lyle Jones of Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12 at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. David Dyer officiating. Burial will be in Bayou Meto Cemetery in Jacksonville. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1208 Main, Jacksonville, Ark., 72076 or Arkansas Hospice, 5600 W. 12th, Little Rock, Ark., 72204. Funeral arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.