Tuesday, May 03, 2011

OBITUARIES >> 6-1-11


Harold Crook Sr., 81, of Jacksonville died May 30.

He was born March 18, 1930, in Jacksonville to the late Sam and Ethel Trotter Crook.

For 39 years, Mr. Crook was a car man for the Missouri Pacific and later for the Union Pacific Railroad.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Helen Crook; one son, Harold Crook Jr., and one brother, J. C. Crook.

Mr. Crook is survived by his brother, Sammy Crook Jr. of Jacksonville; one grandson, Harold Crook III, and one great-grandson, Dalton James Crook.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 in the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with interment in Bayou Meto Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Dorothy Jean Grissom Staley, 73, of Ward passed away May 29. She was born July 23, 1937, in Kokomo, Ind., to the late William and Gladys Meyers.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Staley; two brothers, Warren Myers and Willard Myers; grandson, Kevin Berry, and great-grandson, Kaleb Thames.

She is survived by her eight children, Billy Edward Grissom Jr. and his wife Abbie of Ward, Myra Haugerud and her husband Chris of Gulfport, Miss., Robert Grissom of Florida, Vicki Coyle of Ward, Joe Staley and his wife Vera of Cabot, Randy Staley and his wife Deb, Ginger Tarno and her husband Bobby, both of Ward, and Connie Shaffer and his wife Loren of Kennsett; 10 siblings, Bill, Wayne, Jerry, Joe and Johnny Myers, Neva Slusher, Mary Sheppard, Sarah Murry, Marie Glunt and Lora Melton, all of Indiana, 21 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1 at Dogwood Cemetery in Griffithville.

Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.


Athern Jasper “A.J.” Schultz, 90, of Clinton died May 31.

He is survived by his children, Martin, Willard, Cecil, James, John, David, Albert and his wife Daryl Schultz, Betty Charpentier and Mary Fulmer, 30 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 2 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe, with funeral to follow at 10 a.m.

Burial will be in Stoney Point Cemetery.


Leonard “Punk” Payne, 76, of Cabot died May 29.

He was a retired sign-crew foreman for the Arkansas Highway Department. He loved to camp and fish and was a member of First Assembly of God in North Little Rock. He was a Navy veteran.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Nettie Payne and a sister, Delta Payne.

He is survived by his wife, Susie Payne of Cabot; one son, Keith Boyett of Cabot; one brother, C. R. “Buddy” Cooper of Star City; one sister, Jean Breeding of San Antonio, Texas, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at New Floyd Cemetery.


David Jenkins, 88, of Jacksonville passed away May 27. He was born Aug. 30, 1922, in Van.

He is survived by his wife, Mammie Cossey.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery in North Little Rock.

Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.


Cecil “Lloyd” Adams, 87, of Jacksonville went to be with the Lord on May 28.

He was born Oct. 14, 1923, in Neosho, Mo., to the late Claude and Cenah Adams.

He was preceded in death by one son, John Adams, and two brothers, Glenn and Earl Adams.

Lloyd was in the Navy from 1943 to 1946, serving in Europe and the Pacific. He entered the Air Force in 1948 and retired in 1971 as a chief master sergeant.

After his military career, he worked for the Arkansas Department of Health as an accountant and as administrator of the tuberculosis program.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Faye; two sons, Frank Adams of Connce, Tenn., Joseph Adams and his wife Debbie of Van Buren; four grandchildren, Taylor, Michael, Alexandra and Lori; one sister, Marie Wallace of Joplin, Mo., and one brother, Elmer Adams of Anchorage, Alaska.

Lloyd and Faye have been active members of the United Methodist Church since January 1957. He served as chairman of the trustees, building maintenance and grounds.

The funeral was May 31 at First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville with Rev. Mark McDonald and Rev. Charles Watt officiating. Interment was in Rest Hills Memorial Park in Sherwood.

Arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.