Monday, September 27, 2010

OBITUARIES >>1-22-11


Gregory Harold Matthews, 61, of Jacksonville passed away Jan. 18. He was a small-business owner and a member of the Moose Lodge, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Jacinto Lodge in Jacksonville and Scimitar Schriners Temple.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Susan Matthews; two sons, Mickey Matthews and wife Kate of Little Rock, and Robby Matthews of Jacksonville; mother, Thelma Matthews of Hot Springs; sister, Angie Griggs and husband Fil of Hot Springs; and two grandchildren, Waylon and Tyler Matthews, both of Little Rock.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Matthews and two brothers, Michael and Joe Allen.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Dr. Robert Lehmberg and nursing staff at the V.A. Hospice unit.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by North Little Rock Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Cato Social Club.


Walter “Wally” Nelson Hull, 71, of Cabot died Jan. 1. He was born Aug. 29, 1939 to the late William C. and Bernice Marie Stone Hull. He retired from the railroad after 44 years. He worked in all aspects of the railroad industry and retired as a trainer of engineers. He was secretary/treasurer of IAROO for 25 years and a U.S. Army veteran from 1959 to 1961.

He is survived by his wife, Margalene McGehee Hull; three children, Janet Short, Steve Hull and Jill Listenbee; one sister, Mary L. Payne; two brothers, William Gentry Hull and Franklin Hull, as well as nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 in the chapel of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home. Visitation will be 1–3 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.


Kenneth Lee Glass of Beebe was born Feb. 28, 1945.

He married Dora Stivers-Glass Aug. 28, 1964. They had four sons, Clifton, Doug, Rusty and Wendell Glass. He had three daughters-in-law, Ruth, Jennifer and Robyn Glass. He has 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his father, Woodrow Wilson Glass; his mother, Jessie Honomichl, and one son, Douglas Glass.

He retired from the Air Force after 20 years and also retired from ASU-Beebe.

He has three brothers and two sisters.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in New Floyd Cemetery.


Anne Deese Pinkston Frankel, 67, of Sherwood passed away Jan. 19 in North Little Rock.

She was born in Little Rock on Jan. 26, 1943, to the late Brady and Tommie Stewart Deese.

In 1960, Anne graduated from North Little Rock High School. For many years, Anne helped run her family’s hardware store, Deese Hardware, in North Little Rock. Anne was employed by Nuvell Financial Services for the past 15 years. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Taylore’ Elizabeth Hall.

She is survived by her husband, Buddy Frankel of Sherwood; her children, Lisa Pinkston and her husband Preston Hall of North Little Rock, Paul Pinkston and his wife Lisa of Sherwood, and Lesli Griffin of Little Rock; her grandchildren, Jordan Griffin, Sydney Griffin, Daton Pinkston, Dawson Pinkston and Jacob Hall; her sister, Jane Deese Keatts of Las Cruces, N.M.; her niece, Julie Keatts Owens of Los Angeles; her nephew, Jeff Keatts of Houston, and numerous special friends.

Anne was a beloved mother, sister and grandmother who will be truly missed. Her children and grandchildren were her most valuable asset, and she was so proud of all of them, reclaiming her Arkansas life from Colorado just to be near them.

She loved animals, a good laugh, trips to Branson, good co-workers and she was groomed to the nines at all times. No one ever saw Anne until she was all put together, including her trademark eyelashes and jewelry. She leaves many joyful memories for everyone to hold dear.

A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Chapel with Brother Paul Holderfield officiating.


Viola McKown of McRae was born May 25, 1919, in Stigler, Okla., to George E. and Lona Barnard. The Lord called her home on Jan. 21.

She was a long-time member of the McRae United Methodist Church and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She loved having her family and friends in her home for big Sunday dinners. She left a lot of fond memories to be cherished.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Spence; three daughters, JoAnn Bryant, Arverla Bradford and Joyce Barnard; a granddaughter, Angela Baker, and a grandson, Stephen McKown.

She is survived by one son, Wayne McKown, and Brenda of McRae; three daughters, Annette Miller of Greers Ferry, Linda Jones and Rose Mary Jackson and Jackie, all of McRae; nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24 at McRae United Methodist Church, with burial in Weir Cemetery.


Nell Liles, 88, of Beebe died Jan. 1. She was born Aug. 31, 1922 to Calvin and Martha Burnett. Nell was a loyal member of the Beebe Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Al Liles; two sons, Gary Liles and David Liles and his wife Phyllis; two grandchildren, Jason Liles and Mandy and her husband Chad Slaughter; and two great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters, all of Beebe. She was preceded in death by her sisters Mabel Belew and Ala Mae Hefner and a daughter-in-law, Marinell Liles.

Funeral was Jan. 21 at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.