Wednesday, May 05, 2010

OBITUARIES >> 7-3-10


Nathan Leroy Jordan Jr., 68, of Jacksonville passed away July 1.

He was born Oct. 31, 1941, in Cabot to Nathan Leroy Jordan Sr. and Ina Ruth Swaim Jordan.

He worked for Vertac Chemical Company from 1959 until 1986.

He was also a mechanical technician for Delux Video retiring in 2004.

He loved camping, antiquing and fishing.

Jordan was preceded in death by his mother and a daughter, Renae Jordan.

Jordan is survived by his loving wife, Willa Dean Lee Jordan. He is also survived by a son, Phillip Jordan of Jacksonville; two sisters, Bonnie Wooley and her husband Bob of Jacksonville and Karen Lowerey and her husband John of Minnesota, and his godson, Gary Jameson of Chesterfield, Mo.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 4 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with Bro. Ben Leonard officiating.

Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 3 at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Bryan James Shoemaker, Sr. of Cabot passed away June 29.

He was born May 31, 1932 in Lexington, N.Y., to the late George and Florabell Shoemaker.

He was preceded in death by his brother, George Shoe-maker.

After serving “20 years and three days” for our country in the Air Force, he retired as a tech sergeant and then be-gan to work at Remington Arms in Lonoke, where he retired after 19 years.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy May Shoemaker; son, Bryan James Shoemaker, Jr. and his wife Julia of Cabot; daughter, Christine Ruth McCullough and her husband Allan of Cabot; nephew, David Neal Jr. of the home; brother, Edgar Shoemaker and his wife Ann of West Kill, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Bryan James III, Emily Mae, Erin Marie, Bonnie Lynn, Benjamin Andrew, Allan Ronald Jr. and Kathleen Annamaymarie, and four great-grandchildren, Lillian Marie, Isabella Sky, Brayden James and Delylia Leann.

Funeral services were July 2 at Old Austin United Methodist Church with interment immediately following at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.

The family would like to thank Baptist Home Health Care and Baptist Hospice for the great care that they provided.


Julie Ann Cosentino, 10, of Lonoke passed away June 30 after fighting cancer.

She was born Feb. 1, 2000, in Emmett, Idaho.

Julie attended Lonoke Elementary School.

She was saved May 5, 2010, and was a member of Roberson Baptist Church.

Julie enjoyed swimming, fishing, family get-togethers and loved horses.

She is survived by her mother and father, Suzanne Caldwell and Derrick Johnson; grandparents, Michael and Nancy Mixon, and Jerry Caldwell Sr.; great-grandparents, Linda and Daniel Gibson and James and Merlee Mixon, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 5 at Roberson Baptist Church with Bro. Larry Childers officiating.

Burial will follow in Lonoke Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Arkansas Children’s Hospital or Roberson Baptist Church.


Jack Reid, 79, of Cabot died June 23.

He was born Dec. 23, 1930, in Carrollton, Ga., to the late Ruell and Ivor Johnson Reid.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Reid.

Jack grew up and attended school in Akron, Ohio.

He and his wife Ina of nearly 56 years moved to Cabot four years ago.

Reid is survived by his wife, Ina Harder Reid; one daughter, Michele and her husband Col. Aaron Maynard of Rome, Italy; one brother, Edwin Reid of Akron, Ohio; one sister, Jeanie and her husband Joe Tillman of Uniontown, Ohio; two grandsons, Reid and Max Maynard and one granddaughter, Emma Maynard, all of Rome, Italy, and many close friends and neighbors.

A memorial service was June 28 at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pickens Assembly of God, Kitchen Fund in Pickens, Ohio.

Arrangements were by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.


H. Scott Shiplett, 67, of El Paso died June 24 at his home with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Dec. 23, 1942, in Richmond, Ind., to the late Warren and Grace Coy Shiplett.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Pat Shiplett.

Scott was a retired Air Force master sergeant. He was a loving person who will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Shiplett is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary; two daughters, Sonia and her husband David Stratton, Shannon and her husband Scott Sweeney; five grandchildren, Haley, Austin, Reagan, Ivan and Aidan; two sisters, Iva Palmer and Pam Huwitt, and one brother, Danny Shiplett.

The funeral was June 27 at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.

Arrangements were by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.


Wanda “Jet” Jeanette Smith, 76, of Jackson-ville passed away on June 27.

She was born July 23, 1933, to Boyd and Julia Rowton Graves. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burl, in 2007.

She is survived by two daughters, Monica A. Busby and Valerie L. Bowen; one sister, Adele “Jackie” Gaspard; three grandchildren, Brandi L. and her husband Stephen B. Newman, Shawna N. Abbott, and Andrea Jeanette Smith, and two great-grandchildren, Alyssa N. and Abigail B. Newman.

Arrangements were by Wood Bean Family Memorial Center.


Michael Ray Stafford, 42, of Austin passed away on June 30.

He was born July 13, 1967 to Wilma Stafford.

He is survived by his mother, Wilma of Sherwood; two daughters, Ashley Stafford and her husband Jerrome of Jacksonville and Brandy Scarburough of Bryant; four brothers, Ronnie Ray Lute and his wife Julie of Jacksonville, Wesley Perkins and his wife Margaret of Sheridan, John Perkins and his wife Linda of Austin and Joe Stafford and his wife Angela of Cabot; three sisters, Tonia Anderson of Sherwood, Kim Burkett of Austin and Jackie Weston and her husband Phillip of Cabot, and grandchildren Jerrome Hart, Jr., Jalyn Hart and Jonathan Scarborough.

A private memorial will take place at a later date.

Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.