Wednesday, February 14, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 2-14-07


Dorothea A. Boone, 86, of Jacksonville passed away Feb. 10. She worked for University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as a licensed practical nurse and was a member of Military Road Baptist Church in Jacksonville. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 38 years, Ralph L. Boone, Sr., and six loving brothers.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn and husband Tom Evans; son, Ralph L. Boone, Jr., all of Jacksonville; grandson, Paul L. Deeter and wife Stephanie of North Little Rock; sister-in-law, Lucille Wood, of Columbia, Miss., and a number of nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Military Road Baptist Church, 2101 Old Military Road, Jacksonville, Ark. 72076. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Military Road Baptist Church. Burial will be in Arkansas Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements are by North Little Rock Funeral Home.

Marcia Dianne Warren, 52, of North Little Rock passed away Feb. 7. She was born Feb. 15, 1954 in Joplin, Mo., to Olen Lee Ayers and the late Joanne Ellis-Ayers. She is survived by one daughter, Christina Dianne Hixon of Long Beach, Calif.; two sons, Larry “Wayne” Ausbrooks of Alto Loma, Calif., and Jody Lee Ausbrooks of North Little Rock; father, Olen Lee Ayers of Nixa, Mo.; one sister Kay Pagan of Ozark, Mo.; two brothers, Ellis Ayers of Nixa, Mo., and George Ayers of Santa Monica, Calif.; four grandchildren, Sierra Elizabeth Morrison, Adam Hixon, Ryan Hixon and Sophia Ausbrooks.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15 with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Morgan Full Gospel Church in North Little Rock with Rev. Bob Wickliffe officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery. Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.


Trent Waller, 15, of Hickory Plains died Feb. 8 at White County Medical Center in Searcy. He was born March 15, 1991, at Little Rock to Karen Thomas and Cleophus Penn. He was a ninth grader and loved to attend school. His biggest passion was to play football, but his health prohibited him from doing so. He was in FFA, 4-H and was a trainer for his football team.
He is survived by his mother, Karen Thomas of Hickory Plains; his father, Cleophus Penn of Hazen; two sisters, Sherri Thomas of Little Rock and Natisha Penn of Hickory Plains; his grandmother, Littie Harshaw of Hickory Plains; three special cousins, LaQuisha, Rosie and Michael, all of Little Rock; special aunt, Florence of Little Rock and Uncle Cooter of Hickory Plains, and a host of other great friends and family. He will be missed but never forgotten.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Beebe Public Schools Auditorium, with burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Hickory Plains. Funeral arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Beebe.


Earline Siler Dailey, 80, of Pangburn died Feb. 9. She was a retired administrative assistant for the city of Little Rock and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. E. Siler; and grandsons, Jeff Siler and Justin Harris. She is survived by her husband, George A. Dailey of Pangburn; four sons, Ed Siler of Floyd, Tom Siler of Little Rock, Randy Siler of Cabot and Mickey Siler of Conway; three stepdaughters, Georgia Langley and Jonia Billings, both of Pangburn and Judy Mendez of Kansas City, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Tommye Purkiss and Peggy Purkiss of Little Rock.

Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at Westbrook Funeral Home. Burial was in Henderson Cemetery in Pangburn.


J. D. “Jim” Gilbert, 78, of Ward died on Feb. 9. He was the son of the late J. S. and Mary Lovie Gilbert of French Camp, Miss.
He was the owner of Jim Gilbert TV Repair, a veteran of the Second World War and the Korean War, and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Francis Shelby Gilbert and Russell Gilbert; five sisters, Irene Simon, Grace Hodgnett, Pauline Gowen, Emilee Hunt and Agness Andrews.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Emma Jean Gilbert of the home; two daughters, Sara Talbert and husband Tommy of Cabot; Barbara Ann Sullivan and husband Con of Beebe; three grandchildren, Larry and wife Amy Talbert of Cabot, Christy Sullivan and John Sullivan, both of Beebe; three great-grandchildren, Ryan Jacob Talbert of Cabot, Dustin Gann and Pamela Gann of Searcy; three sisters, Beatrice Sanders of Indianapolis, Shirley Smith of Columbus, Miss., and Nell Schafer of Indianapolis; and one sister-in-law, Opal Gilbert of French Camp, Miss.

Funeral was Feb. 13 at Ward First Baptist Church, with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.


William Roy Hinson, 45, of Holiday Island died Feb. 9 in his home. He was born Jan. 10, 1962, in Fayetteville, a son of William G. and Betty S. Hall Hinson. He was a salesman for liquor stores. He is survived by his son, Chris Hinson of Eureka Springs; his sister, Suzanne Reed of Albania; and his parents, Bill and Betty Hinson of Eureka Springs.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harry and Mary Hinson of Forrest City; and his maternal grandparents, Elbert and Beulah Hall of Winne. Memorial funeral services will be held at a later date in Forrest City.


Severa Elvira Dela Cruz Puebas, 79, of Jacksonville passed away Feb. 6 at St. Vincent Hospital in Sherwood. She was born July 17, 1927 in Negros Occidental, Philippines, to the late Saldo and Urja Dela Cruz. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Angelico Puebas in 1986; one son, Ray Puebas and three grandchildren. Mrs. Puebas formerly worked as a seamstress for the Cinderella Shop. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Jacksonville.

Survivors include her daughters, Teresita P. Soliven of Indianapolis, Ind., Leticia P. Riggins of Jacksonville, Angelina Puebas and Christina P. Biscocho, both of the Philippines. A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church in Jacksonville. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Bertha L. Stone, 84, of Jacksonville passed away Feb. 9 in Searcy. She was born July 1, 1922 in Des Arc to the late Jerry and Ada Baugh Weatherly. In 1938 she married Alfonso Stone near El Paso. She was a housekeeping manager at Rebsamen Medical Center for 20 years until she retired in 1986. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfonso in 1996; daughter, Brenda Rogers, and a grandson, Raymond Beckett.

She was a longtime member of Landmark Baptist Church in Jacksonville. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn and husband Jack E. Warner of El Paso; four grandchildren, Sindee Teeman, Jack C. Warner, John Warner, and Ginny Allen; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Feb. 13 at Landmark Baptist Church with Brother Tim Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Memorials may be made to Land-mark Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements were by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Flora Jane Zube, 85, of Houston, Texas, died on Feb. 10. She was born Nov. 8, 1921 at Colt. Flora worked many years in department stores both in Little Rock and Houston where she continued working till her 80th birthday. She was a loving mother, grandmother and will be missed by all. Flora was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Zube. She is survived by her two sons, Dan Horn and Charles Zube who have three children.

Graveside service was Feb. 12 at Old Austin Cemetery in Ward.Funeral arrangements were by Westbrook Funeral Home of Beebe.


Gary Wayne LeMaster, 51, of Lonoke died Feb. 10. He was born Jan. 16, 1956 in Ohio to Hubert and Mary LeMaster.
He is survived by his wife, Dianne LeMaster of Beebe; two sons, Justin and wife Samantha LeMaster of Beebe and G.W. and wife Krista of Ohio; two daughters, Samantha LeMaster and Crystal LeMaster of Ohio; four brothers, Roger, James, Randy and Michael LeMaster; one sister, Pat Risner; three grandchildren, McKenna, Elizabeth and Issiah; along with many other family members and friends.

Private memorial services were Feb. 13 by Thomas Funeral Service.