Wednesday, August 07, 2013

OBITUARIES >> 8-14-2013


Dewey Coleman Faught, 78, passed into the arms of God on Aug. 10, surrounded by the love of family and friends.

Mr. Faught was born on Feb. 6, 1935 in Jonesboro. He was the son of the late Mack Dewey Faught and Thelma Faught of Bay (Craighead County). He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Margie Hutson and Joann Hill. Mr. Faught was an active member of Victory Baptist Church in Cabot and was retired from the Air Force and the Cabot Chamber of Commerce, where he served as executive director, secretary and treasurer for more than 22 years of dedication to the community that he loved.

He graduated from Eudora High School in 1953 and attended Florida State University, Arkansas State University at Beebe and the University of Central Arkansas, receiving a degree in liberal arts and agriculture. He also studied business administration while at UCA.

Mr. Faught retired in July 1974 as a senior Air Force master sergeant after more than 23 years of honorable service. A veteran of the Korean, Vietnam and Cold War, he also served in the Navy as active reserve for more than two years.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Jane Powell-Faught; five sons, Stephen Blain Faught and his wife Teri, Michael Dean Faught and his wife Jessica, Bruce Allen Faught and his wife Kary, all of Cabot, Brian Keith Faught and his wife Stacy of Jacksonville and Neil Wade Faught and his wife Thena of Mayflower; 17 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Military memorial services will be held at Victory Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 officiated by Rev. Ben Leonard. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Cabot.

Arrangements are by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home and Crematory. The family suggests donations be made to Victory Baptist Church.


J.T. Glover passed away in his home in El Paso on Aug. 11. He was born on Oct. 21, 1936 in Guy (Faulkner County) to the late Herman Eugene and Lora Alice Lamar Glover.

He graduated from Guy High School and served in the Army in the early 1960s. He married his wife of 53 years, the former Dorothy Hunter, of Pangburn. He was an employee of Orbit Valve for 33 years. J.T. was a member of Mars Hill Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Lora Glover of Guy and grandson, Zackary Peach of Vilonia. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Glover; a son, Bobby Glover and his wife Tara; a daughter, Mary Bronson and her husband Jason; sisters, Wilma Jean Evans of Conway, Joyce Battles and her husband Bobby of Greenbrier and Florene Stephens and her husband David of Guy; brothers, Jerry Glover and his wife Edra of Guy, Jim Glover and his wife Sheryl of Greensboro, N.C., Gary Glover and his wife Jennie of Guy, B.F. Glover and his wife Sharon of Guy, Bruce Glover and his wife Vicky of Saltillo and Mickey Glover and his wife Kayla of Quitman; eight grandchildren, Tyler Glover, Miranda Smith and Dustin Smith, Maribeth Glover and Cheyenne Glover, all of Conway, Nick Peach of Little Rock and Alex Peach and Skylar Glover of Vilonia; two step-grandchildren, Zack and Elizabeth Bronson of DeWitt; one great grandchild, Thomas Stevens of Conway; one step-grandchild, Glenn of Vilonia; special nephews, Hank Nonnemacher, Chad Hunter, Michael Hunter and Colton Hunter, and a special friend of the family, Kyle Thompson.

J.T. was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, playing cards, and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren. Spending many hours at the ballpark watching practices and games of all sorts. He never tired of bragging on the accomplishments his grandchildren had achieved.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Mars Hill Church of Christ in Vilonia. Burial will follow in Grissard Cemetery with David Riley officiating.

Pallbearers are Tyler Glover, Dustin Smith, Tom Sweeney, Nick Peach, Alex Peach, and Kyle Thompson. Honorary pallbearers are Skylar Glover, Chad Hunter, Colton Hunter and Michael Hunter.


Nancy Grace Eckelhoff, 78, of Beebe passed away Aug. 11 in North Little Rock. Mrs. Eckelhoff was born Jan. 22, 1935 in Little Rock to Harry Vance Smith and Martha Bottorff Smith.

Mrs. Echelhoff is survived by two sons, Glen Eckelhoff and Louis Eckelhoff and his wife Carla, all of Cabot; two grandchildren, Taylor Krisell and Madison Carlton, and two great-grandchildren, Cailyn Carlton and Issac Carlton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Louis Eckelhoff; her parents and one sister, Vance Woollard.

Graveside services were August 13 at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena with Dr. J. E. Hughes officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family ask memorials be sent to Arc of Central Arkansas, 2004 Main St. Little Rock, Ark. 72206-1526.


Arthur Douglas Bohannon, 82, of Jacksonville passed away Aug. 10 under the care of the Hospice ward of St. Vincent’s Infirmary in Little Rock, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Medford, Mass., Feb. 20, 1931, the son of Raymond D. and Mildred Boyd Bohannon. He graduated from Keene High School in 1950. On July 10, 1953, he married Gloria Faye Shapland of Tillamook, Ore. They celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2013.

Mr. Bohannon entered the Air Force during the Korean War and served his country for 22 years, including two tours of duty during the Vietnam War.

After honorable discharge from the Air Force as a senior master sergeant, he attended the University of Central Arkansas and graduated in 1980. He taught vocational education at Northwood Junior High School for 14 years, receiving numerous awards as an outstanding teacher. He was a faithful member of the Park Hill Christian Church in North Little Rock for 20 years singing in the choir, serving as a diaconate and serving on the outreach committee.

Mr. Bohannon loved singing, played the piano by ear and was a regular entertainer for the USO during 1950’s in Rapid City, S.D. In 1955, he performed as a vocalist on the “Ted Mack Amateur Hour” television show. He was a member of the Diamond State Barbershop Chorus of Little Rock. He served in numerous capacities, including three years as president and was given a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

In addition to singing, Mr. Bohannon was involved in the Boy Scouts of America for over 20 years, serving as scoutmaster of Troop 170 of Little Rock Air Force Base for numerous years. In 1977, he received the highest award in Scouting, the Silver Beaver Award, which is given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication and many years of service. It is given to those who do not actively seek it.

He loved his family and was extremely proud of his wife of 60 years and his three children and their accomplishments. In his retirement years, he continued to sing, enjoyed golfing, woodworking and traveling.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria F. Bohannon of Jacksonville; his children, Daniel D. Bohannon and his wife Kaethe of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Aileen Faye Durkee and her husband Kevin of Fair Haven, Vt., and Kenneth Bohannon of Chickasha, Okla.; grand-children, Danielle and Dana Bohannon of Fort Walton Beach, Joshua Durkee and his wife Mercedez of Atlanta and Alexandra Bohannon of Oklahoma City; great-grand-children, Isabella Durkee and Xavier Durkee of Atlanta and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Park Hill Christian Church in North Little Rock. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Arkansas Funeral Care in Jacksonville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Bohannon’s memory to the Park Hill Christian Church.


Kyle Wayne DeBlock, 22, of Cabot died Aug. 11.

He grew up attending church at the Assembly of God in Cabot and was a graduate of Cabot High School. Kyle was a shift leader at Brick Oven Pizza Company and a member of the Wicked Wings Riding Association.

He was preceded in death by his aunt, Darla DeBlock, and his grandparents, Ralph and Virginia Robinett, and J.L. Branch.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, David and Natalie DeBlock of Cabot; his mother, Staci Robinett of Ward; brothers, Jacob Robinett, James Wakefield and Corey Branch Jr.; sisters, Kayleigh Bennett, Felicia DeBlock and Shelby Branch, and his paternal grandparents, Gerald and Joanne Baker.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 in the chapel of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thurs-day, Aug. 15 at McArthur Assembly of God Church in Jacksonville. Burial will follow at Monk Cemetery in Ward.

The family suggests donations be made to the American Red Cross or Pulaski County Humane Society.

Arrangements are by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.


Emmer Diane Tucker, 67, of Jacksonville went home to be with her Lord and father on Aug. 12. She was born Dec. 29, 1945, in Dumas to the late Harrison Coulter and Emmer Coulter.

She was a loving, wife, mother and grandmother, who will be missed dearly by all who knew her. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in McGehee and loved hummingbirds, flowers and fishing.

She is survived by her husband of 11 years, Jimmy Tucker; a son, Greg Burchfield and his wife Shannon; her mother, Emmer Coulter; step-children, Mary Ann Bowman and Sherry Bjork; siblings, Harriett Gill, Rusty Watson Coulter, Reba Bondhus and Debbie Heisser; grandchildren, Nathaniel, Gabrielle and Madison Burchfield; step-grandchildren, Jennifer and Josh Holman, and Nicholas and Nathan Bowman, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park.

Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Johnny Lee Cooper, 83, of Cabot went to be with his Lord on Aug. 9 in Jacksonville.

He was born on Dec. 12, 1929, in Judsonia to the late John D. and Jenni Rowland Cooper.

He was also preceded in death by wife, Aileen, five brothers and three sisters.

Johnny is survived by a daughter, Mary Thompson and her husband Larry of Conway; a brother, Billy Cooper of Cabot; two grandsons, Jimmy Cooper of Searcy and Bryson Jones of Conway, and a host of other family and friends.

Graveside services were held Aug. 13 Chapel Hills Cemetery in Jacksonville.

Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.


Emogene Stewart Lambert, 67, of Cabot died Aug. 7. She was born June 19, 1946 in Searcy to the late J.E. and Edith Mae Wheetley Stewart. Mrs. Stewart was a member of First Baptist Church Cabot and volunteered in the church’s First Care program. She was also a school teacher for 31 years in Cabot.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lambert was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Paul Allen Lambert; two sisters, Clarice Smith and Wilma Juanita Fulks, and a brother-in-law, James Smith.
Mrs. Lambert is survived by her son, Ray Allen Lambert and his wife Melissa of Austin; three grandsons, Jake, Nicholas and Isaac Lambert; a sister, Eva Overturf and her husband Paul of Austin; two brothers, Wayne Stewart and A.J. Stewart and his wife Rita, all of Ward, as well as a sister-in-law, Sallie Wilson and her husband Richard of Moss Point, Miss., and a brother-in-law, Hollis Fulks of Austin.
Funeral services were Aug. 12 in the chapel of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home with Dr. Ken Overturf officiating.

Burial was at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville under the direction of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home and Crematory.


Jessie Doyle (J.D.) Bryant, 79, of Little Rock died Aug. 8. He was retired from Borden Dairy and was an Army veteran. He is survived by one son, Tony Bryant of Joplin, Mo.; grandchildren, Hannah McGilvra and Jesse Bryant; one brother, Woody Bryant of Austin, and one sister, Ann Elmore of Lonoke.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joann Bryant; his parents, Charles Marshall and Lillie Pearl Bryant, and two sisters, Louella Johnson and Louise Mowrer.

Graveside service was Aug. 13 at Pine Crest Memorial Park in Alexander. Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home of Beebe.