Saturday, November 03, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 11-3-07

L.D. Holt
L.D. Holt, 89, of North Little Rock passed away Oct. 31.

He was born Dec. 19, 1917 to the late Vender and Ethel Bland Holt.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Little Rock, a Second World War Air Force veteran, and a Mason.
He retired from Sun Oil Company, D-X Division, after 32 years of service and was an avid fisherman.

He is survived by two daughters, DeeAnn Holt of Maumelle and Mada Holt Stanley of North Little Rock; two grandchildren, Jonathan Stanley of Bentonville and Ashley Stanley Block and husband Shaun of North Little Rock; two sisters, Nyna Holt Lee of North Little Rock and Catherine Holt Johnston of Sherwood.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margueritte Brown Holt; son-in-law, William Stanley; step-mother, Ica White Holt and brother, Edward “Bill” Holt.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 5600 W. 12th Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72204 or First United Methodist Church, 723 Center Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72201.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Mattox officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Memorial Park in North Little Rock. The family will be at 36 Sugarloaf Loop, Maumelle.

Roy Hoyle
Roy Lee Hoyle, Jr. “Heavy Metal”, 37, of El Paso died Oct. 31 as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born April 17, 1970, to Roy Lee, Sr. and Robbie Lee Starrett Hoyle.

A 1988 honor graduate of Vilonia High School and a 1991 graduate of Southern Tech College with a degree in electrical engineering, he was employed at United Rentals of Little Rock.

He was an Eagle Scout. He served with the Army and Army National Guard from 1988 to 1994. He was a five-year member of Boozefighters Chapter 66 and served as its sergeant-at-arms and secretary for the last two years.

He enjoyed spending time with his wife and sons and also riding his Harley.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Lisa Loewen Hoyle; two sons, Michael Darren and Eric Richard Hoyle; and a nephew, Johnathan Wall all of the home; his father and mother, Roy Lee, Sr. and Robbie Lee Starrett Hoyle; grandparents, Robert J. Hoyle of North Little Rock and Dorothy Delno Johnson of Bradford; in-laws, Ron and Cindy Wood of Conway.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Roy and Bannie Carr Starrett.

Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with funeral following at 2 p.m. A memorial fund has been established at First Security Bank, P.O. Box 1290, Cabot, Ark. 72023. M & M Stop-n-Shop is accepting donations.

Mattie Burris
Mattie Odean Welch Burris, 90, formerly of Lonoke, died Nov. 2.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny; son, Leon and granddaughter Kim.

Survivors include children, Shirley Jane Burris Bush of Jacksonville, Joyce Levon Burris Bean of Henderson, Texas, Connie Fay Burris Tarvin of Benton and Johnny Dale Burris of North Little Rock; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; numerous cousins and other relatives.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Nov. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Brownsville Cemetery.