Friday, February 11, 2011

OBITUARIES >> 4-30-11


Frankie Lee Ray, 69, of Jacksonville went home to be with the Lord on April 27. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Elsie Hatchett, and three sisters, Linda, Catherine and Florence.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Alderman Reedie Ray; daughter, CeCelia Ray-Allen; son, Adrian Ray of Jacksonville; three sisters, Minnie Rose, Elsie and Gwenlydon Hatchett; three brothers, William, Frank and Ted Hatchett; seven grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and special friends.

A celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30 at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 8205 Hwy. 161 North in North Little Rock. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Arrangements are by Ruffin and Jarrett Funeral Home in Little Rock.


Bobbie Lee Hall, 77, of Austin died April 27.

She was born April 8, 1934, to the late Bob and Katie Jones Estes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Elray Bishop and Lorene Michaelis, and one brother, Neal Estes. Mrs. Hall was a member of Cabot Westside Church of Christ.

She worked on a farm as a young woman and then as a caregiver and nurses aide, but she was always a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Jimmy D. Hall; two brothers, Jimmy Estes and Robert Estes, both of Jacksonville, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30 in the chapel of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home with Bro. David Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Sumner Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.


Mary Dobbins Baker, 86, of Beebe died April 25.

She was born at Center Hill to Deener and Muda Dobbins, and she graduated from Searcy High School in 1942.

Ms. Mary and her husband, Wallace Baker, were owners of Wallace Baker Chevrolet in Beebe for 41 years. She was an active member of Beebe First United Methodist Church. She served as president of the United Methodist Women, Sunday school superintendent, treasurer and on many other committees in the church, along with being in the church choir for 40 years.

She was a past president of the Beebe PTA, a member of the Red Hat Club and the ladies quilting group. She loved her flowers and cooking for her family. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Baker, her parents and a brother, Deener Dobbins Jr.

She is survived by three children, Robert H. Baker and his wife LaRea, Jeannie Baker Latture and her husband John, all of Beebe, and Nancy Baker Dacus and her husband Robert of Searcy; grandchildren, Bobby Baker and his wife Kathy, Marci Baker Cox and her husband Bill, Terrance Latture, Keith Latture and his wife Laura and Alexander Getchell; step-grandsons, Joe and Weston Dacus, and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral was April 29 at the church, with cremation followed.


Jack W. Dillehay, 87, of Jacksonville passed away April 26.

He was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Newport to the late Johnny W. and Lucy Brumley Dillehay. He was a member of the Apostolic Church in North Little Rock.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Burkett Dillehay of Jacksonville; daughters, Anna Crump of Springdale, Peggy Diles of Carlisle, Hazel Dillehay of Hot Springs, Reba Tyler of Texas, JoAnn Smith of Jacksonville, Norma Moore of Jacksonville and Carol Foster of Cabot; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and his brother, Lee “Doc” Dillehay of Cabot.

The funeral was April 29 at the Apostolic Church.


Loyd O’Neal Fulks, 86, of Beebe went to be with his Lord on April 25.

He was born July 10, 1924, in McRae to Conwell and Mattie Robinson Fulks. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Beebe and served as a deacon.

Loyd was a World War II veteran, who served in the Navy in the South Pacific. He was a retired barber. His barbering career began in Beebe in 1950 then to Camden for 20 years where he raised his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Maxine Mash Fulks; his parents; an infant sister, O’Dean, and three brothers, Fred, Melvin and Tommie. He is survived by his four children, Linda Ray and her husband Jerry of Beebe, Glenda McElhanon and her husband Graham of Beebe, Max and his wife Pam of Camden and John Allen of Beebe; one brother, Holice of Austin; one sister, Peggie Sears, of Jacksonville, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was April 28 at the church with burial in Antioch Cemetery.


Barbara Jean White, 62, of Jacksonville passed away April 27. She was born June 28, 1948, in Jacksonville to the late John and Inez Keister.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Roy Lee White, of the home; two sons, Lee White and his wife Ginny, and Keith White and his wife Janetta, both of Jacksonville; six brothers, Little John Keister, Dewight Keister, Timmy Keister, Donny Keister, Danny Keister and his wife Kay, all of Jacksonville, and Steve Keister of Morgenfield, Ky.; three grandchildren, Jamie White, Dylan White and Paiglyn White, and several sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, along with many other family members and friends.

Arrangements were by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.