Wednesday, June 16, 2010

OBITUARIES >> 09-15-10


Ruby Christine “Granny” Gosha, 84, of Jacksonville died Sept. 11.

She was born Aug. 22, 1926, in Walnut Ridge to the late Jess Mitchell and Josie Maude Speck Fox.

Mrs. Gosha dedicated her life to her family and worked for Franklin Electric. She was also a member of North Jack-sonville Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Gosha was preceded in death by her husband, George Gosha; a daughter, Charlotte Pennock; a grandson, Brent Ferguson Jr., and her brothers and sister, Kenneth Fox, Mitchell Fox, Ralph Fox, Russell Fox and Ruth Mayberry.

Mrs. Gosha is survived by her daughters, Barbara Sutton and her husband Don of Mayflower, Carol Besancon of Russellville, Nona Ferguson and her husband Brent of Jacksonville and and Sally Gosha of Jacksonville; a son-in-law, Robert Pennock Sr. of Lonoke; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild as well as sisters-in-law, Nell Fox and Kate Fox, both of Pontiac, Mich., and a brother-in-law Homer Mayberry of Helman, Mich.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 in the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with Rev. Lindon Whitledge officiating. Burial will follow at Arkansas Memorial Gardens under the direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601.


LaRose Miles Lackey, 71, of Lonoke, known for her volunteerism and philanthropy, entered heaven’s gates on Sept. 12.

As a beloved teacher, mother, wife and community leader, LaRose will be deeply missed.

Born on Feb. 17, 1939, LaRose was a proud 1957 graduate of Lonoke High School. She was to be honored this year with the Lonoke High School Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus award.

LaRose has always been the “go to” person in Lonoke where she served as the first director of the Relay for Life committee, which raised more than $52,000 for cancer research.

In 1995, LaRose was recognized as Lonoke’s Educator of the Year. She loved teaching and dedicated 45 years of service in public schools and the Lonoke County Adult Education Center.

As a member of Lonoke First United Methodist Church, LaRose took her talents to Juarez, Mexico, on mission trips helping to build houses. She was always ready to deliver her homemade chicken and dumplings to anyone in need.

You may remember her from Lonoke’s “Uptown Saturday Night” singing Sister Act, riding on a homecoming parade with the Class of ‘57, asking for donations for a local charity, working on a Lonoke beautification project, or volunteering at the Clinton
Library. LaRose loved her community like she loved her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lottie Mae and Leland L. “Sport” Miles and her sister, Freida Miles.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Lackey; and two children, Mike Burgess and his wife Karen of Lonoke, and Michelle Young and her husband Greg of Cabot.

LaRose adored her three grandchildren, Ashley Simpson, Whitney Burgess and Charl Young, and her great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Barrett Simpson.

She lived life to the fullest and found pleasure in the simplest of things. It is quite likely that she is organizing an “event” in heaven and has already signed up for several committees.

A memorial service to celebrate a life well lived will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 at Lonoke First United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Wade Knox Children’s Center, 1524 North Center, Lonoke, Ark. 72086, the Lonoke Scholarship Foundation, 221 Holly Lonoke, Ark. 72086 or the Lonoke County Museum, P.O. Box 873 Lonoke, Ark. 72086.

Arrangements are by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.


Lorie Gayle Dulany, 33, of Cabot passed away Sept. 13.

She was born Oct. 24, 1976, in Little Rock.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Colbert.

She is survived by her loving husband Joe Dulany of the home; four children, Jeffery Feltner of Moberly, Mo., Sean Lackie of Cabot, Samantha Anthony of Ward and Joseph Feltner of El Paso, Texas; her mother and step-father, Tressia and Frank Wilhite of Lonoke; her father and step-mother, Floyd “Buddy” and Karen Walker of Jacksonville; three sisters, Zettie Eltrich of Jacksonville, Patricia Trejo-Trejo and Lindsey Colbert, both of Ward; her stepsister, Brenda McDonald of Ward; two step-brothers, William Young and Lewis Young, both of Jacksonville and a host of nieces and nephews, friends and loved ones.

Visitation will be held 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 with family receiving friends from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16 at First Freedom Baptist Church in Butlerville. Interment will be in Monk Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.


George D. McBride, 82, of Ward passed away Sept. 13.

He was born Jan. 1, 1928, in Lawtell, La.

George was a veteran who served his country in the Army and the Air Force.

He was a Catholic and a member of St. Judes Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; one daughter, Diane and her husband Gary Hollingshead; one son, Michael McBride; one brother, Thomas McBride of Florida; two grandchildren, Shawn and his wife Heather Hollingshead, and Brad and his wife Beth Hollingshead, and one great-granddaughter, Shelby Potter.

A Memorial Mass will be Saturday, Sept. 18 at St. Judes Catholic Church in Jacksonville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Old Austin Baptist Church, 50 Old 38N, Austin, Ark. 72007.

Arrangements are by Wood Bean Family Memorial Center in Jacksonville.


Jeffrey Scott Wuelling, 45, of Bono, formerly of Jacksonville, died Sept. 14.

He was born Aug. 8, 1965 in Omaha, Neb. to Herbert and Phyllis Myers Wuelling.

He graduated from Jacksonville High School and worked at Quality Precast as a computer draftsman. He was a diehard Nebraska Cornhuskers fan and a musician.

He is survived by his wife, Nicole Hernandez Wuelling; his daughter, Ashley Cook and her husband William; son, Randall and his wife Kellie Wuelling; grandchild, Arleigh Wuelling, all of Jonesboro; his parents, Herbert and Phyllis Wuelling; siblings, Herbie Wuelling, Jr., Diana Edwards, Vicki Keck and her husband Chuck and Kim Dickens and Jerry Kamer, all from Jacksonville; nieces and nephews, Rachel Gibson, Sarah Wuelling, Candice Stephens and her husband Mike, Catherine Dickens, Chris Wuelling and Danielle McCollough and her husband Matt, all from Jacksonville; great nieces and nephews, Madison and Dakota Stephens, Zane Wuelling and Chance Christianson.

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro.