Wednesday, March 28, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 3-28-07


Pamela M. Hess, 53, of Ward passed away March 27.

She was born July 26, 1953 in Hillman to the late Robert Franklin and Barbara Jean Hay Carter. She attended Crowley’s Ridge Vo. Tech. School and became a licensed practical nurse. She was retired from the V.A. Health System where she worked since 1991. She was a member of New Horizon Baptist Church.

Pamela is survived by her husband, Carl Hess of Ward; two children, Robert and Carla Hess of Ward; two sisters, Robin Ridgeway of Ward and Alice Morgan of Vilonia; a sister-in-law, Mary Joyner of Sherwood; as well as two nieces, Amanda Payne and Lisa Ridgeway, both of Ward; two nephews, Matthew and Marc Minick of Sherwood; and her mother and father-in-law, Mildred McElyea and George W. Hess.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Cabot Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 30, at New Horizon Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin Bernard officiating. Burial will follow at Butlerville Cemetery under the direction of Cabot Funeral Home.


Richard Rettstatt, 64, of Cabot passed away March 24. He was born Feb. 8, 1943 in Morrilton to the late Charles and Rosa Youngblood Rettstatt. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Carolyn Williams.

Richard was a diesel technician. He loved to garden, cook, and play golf. He will be remembered for the positive influence he was to those he loved. Survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Debra of the home; daughters, Debra Richelle Ballard and husband Nathan of Cabot and Catina Rettstatt of Searcy; and a son, James Rettstatt of Jefferson City, Mo.

He is also survived by his brothers, Charles, Pete, Danny, Joe, Tommy and Dickie Rettstatt; grandchildren, Katie Elizabeth and Kailey Ann Ballard; as well as many loving family and friends. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in Moore’s Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Rev. Donny Veasey officiating.

Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville.


Ruth Juanita Turley, 81, of Cabot died March 26. She was born Nov. 22, 1925, in Lonoke to Joe and Carrie Moore Justice.
She was retired from Franklin Electric and was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Gaylon Turley and her parents.

She is survived by her son, Gary Turley and wife Kay of El Paso; and her daughter, Sharon Goad and husband Scott of Cabot.
She is also survived by five grandchildren, Stacy Goad Williams of Fayetteville, Michelle Turley Pena of Denton, Texas, Chris Goad of Jacksonville, Shannon Pomeroy of Springdale, and Todd Turley of Cabot; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Cochran of Cabot. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe, with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 1310 West Main, Suite 200, Russellville, AR, 72801.


John Calhoun Hudnall, 81, of Jacksonville passed away March 21 in West Memphis.
He was born July 16, 1925 to the late Felix and Maggie Hudnall in Marianna.

He was preceded in death by his son, John C. Hudnall, Jr.; three brothers, O’Neal, Woodrow and Van; three nieces and three nephews. He proudly served his country during World War II in the Navy.

He is survived by his daughter, Norma Jean Carswell and her husband Elvie of Jacksonville; a son, Steve Hudnall of Cabot; sisters, Louise McCarty of Russellville and Iva Rowton of Nashville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Jimmy and Brian Pickrell and Donovan, Sean and Chris Hudnall; four nephews and nine nieces.

Private funeral services are to be held at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements will be made by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.