Wednesday, February 09, 2011

OBITUARIES >> 2-9-11


Tresia Margaret Pearce, 100, of Ward died Feb. 7.

She was born April 30, 1910, in Tulia, Texas, to the late James E. and Maggie Mae Harris Nuckolls.

Mrs. Pearce was a member of Old Austin United Methodist Church for many years. She worked in the clothing-design industry for Oppenheimers, a supplier to Sears and Roebuck, for many years and was the head of the design department for the Kellwood Corporation until she retired.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Pearce was preceded in death by her son, Charles L. Pearce, and her siblings, Letha Ingles, Myrtle Martin, Mattie F. Nuckolls, Richard F. Nuckolls and Jewel Martin.

Mrs. Pearce is survived by her daughter-in-law, Marilyn Nolting Pearce; her grandson, James L. Pearce and his wife Phyllis; her granddaughter, Sharon Dudderar and her husband Sam, as well as her great grandchildren, Sarah Pearce, Lauren Dudderar and Gordon Dudderar, all of Little Rock and a host of nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 in the chapel of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home with burial following at Old Austin Cemetery under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday.


Louise M. Garner, 81, of Cabot passed away Feb. 8.

She was born July 2, 1929, to the late Owen and Attie Milligan.

She was an active member of the Eastern Star and a member of Mt. Tabor Methodist Church since 1965.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Garner Sr., and her sister, Amy Milligan.

She is survived by two sons, Robert D. Garner Jr. and his wife Sharon and Bill Garner, both of Cabot; three grandchildren, Jessica Garner, Becky Tafoya and her husband Larry and Kira Geer and her husband David; two great-grandchildren, Nate Tafoya and Gabe Tafoya, along with many other family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at Mt. Tabor Methodist Church in Cabot with interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cabot.

Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.


Ernest Dale Modlin, 57, of Beebe, born July 24, 1953, went home on Feb. 4.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Modlin, and one brother, Gary Modlin.

He is survived by his mother, Rosie Modlin of Beebe; two brothers, Danny Modlin and Michael Modlin and his wife Kathy, both of Beebe,  and five sisters, Orine Modlin of Beebe, Alene Gee Hubart of Texas, Ann Monroe of Gravel Ridge, Betty Morrow of Kentucky and Kathy Daniels of Hot Springs.
He loved the outdoors and loved all of his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He will be dearly missed by those who knew him and loved him.

Cremation arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.


Winfred Raymond Hodges, 88, of Cabot, loving father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Feb. 1.

He was born Oct. 18, 1922, in Quitman to the late William and Susan Bettis Hodges, the fifth of nine siblings. Winfred was a member of First Baptist Church of Cabot. He was retired from J.H. Hamlin and Son Lumber Company. He lived a full and independent life up until the Lord called him home. He loved his church and working in his garden.

He proudly served his country in World War II in the Army during 1942-1946. He retired at the rank of corporal, 2nd Squadron, 124th Calvary in China-Burma-India. He was awarded two Bronze Star Medals, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, WWII Victory Ribbon, China War Memorial Badge and Ribbon on Sept. 29, 1945.

Winfred was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Freeda Elizabeth Hall Hodges; two sisters, Jewel Pike and Beulah Scruggs, and two brothers, Earl and Loy Hodges.

He is survived by three children, Ray Hodges and his wife Kay, Vickie Henriksen and her husband Rick and Philip Hodges and his wife RoseAnn; two sisters, Dean Phillips and Jessie McNair; two brothers, Eldin Hodges and B.L. Hodges; six grandchildren, Scottie, Denise, Nicholas, Shalae, Courtney and Amanda Hodges, and six great-grandchildren. Dad was such a joy to be around and we will miss him dearly.

The funeral was Feb. 7 in the Chapel of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home with interment to follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery with full military honors.

Michael Zakrzewski, David Schalchlin, David Slack, Kevin Henriksen, Jackie Hodges and Jimmy Hall served as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Cabot or charity of your choice.

Arrangements were by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.


Donald N. Pratt Sr., 82, of Jacksonville passed away Feb. 3.

He was born June 15, 1928, in Little Rock to the late Otis N. and Mable Crowley Pratt.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Claire Ramond Pratt; sons, Donald N. Pratt Jr. and his wife Barbara, all of Jacksonville, and Michael A. Pratt and his wife Sandy of North Little Rock; his daughter, Michelle Pratt of Conway; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and sister, Rosemary Crofford and her husband Fred of Rogers.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Roland Pratt. 

Arrangements were by North Little Rock Funeral Home.