Thursday, April 17, 2014

OBITUARIES >> 4-19-14


On April 15, Robert Lee Grimes, 91, changed his membership from Country Chapel Church to heaven.

He was born Dec. 4, 1922, to Leslie and Olive Renner Grimes in Kokomo, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William and Richard Grimes, and one sister, Roseland Grimes.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Naomi K. Ploughe Grimes; eight children, Robert Jr. and his wife Sue Grimes, Sue and her husband Dorian Shafer, Craig and his wife Cindy Hoff, Jeannie and her husband Jerry Terrell, Greg Grimes, Gail and her husband Charles Brunsdon, Robin and her husband Ron House, and Vince and his wife Angie Grimes; also 17 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He spent three years in the South Pacific during World War II while serving in the Army.

He worked as a draftsman for General Motors until he retired in 1975. He was a faithful member of Country Chapel Church for the last 12 years. He loved The Lord and was eager to make heaven his home.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Country Chapel Church in Ward.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tenn. 38148, refer to tribute 5843205, or make donations to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250.


Roger (Pete) Lee Peterson, 62, of Cabot, passed away on April 11.

Pete was born on Dec. 17, 1951, in Pocahontas to Aubrey Peterson and Odessa Rogers Peterson. He retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service. Pete was an active advocate of Court Appointed Special Advocate, as well as a lifetime member at the VFW.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pete is survived by his beloved wife, Cinna Peterson; his sister, Freeda Bailey; his children, Jennifer and Ryan Peterson; his stepchildren, Steve Collier and Amy Collier Page, and his grandchildren, Brooklyn (Paige) Newberry, Dylan Peterson, Brace, Jake and Brady Collier.

A memorial service will be held from 3 until 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at Arkansas Funeral Care in Jacksonville, followed by a prayer ceremony for the family.


Alexander Walker Smullen, 64, of Sherwood passed away on April 16.

He was born on June 22, 1949, in Newark, N.J., to the late Hugh McClusky and Jane Walker Smullen.

He is also preceded in death by one sister, Jane Q. Goula.

Alex proudly served his county as a medic in the Army while in Germany as well as in Fort Ord, Calif. He was a respiratory therapist for 48 years, most recently working at St. Vincent’s North. Alex was an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cabot.

He is survived by his wife, Julie A. Smullen; daughters, Carrie A. Smullen of Sherwood and Alyssa Stephenson of Auburn, Calif.; brother, Robert Smullen of Mainville, Ohio; sisters, Catherine Smullen of North Brunswick, N.J., and Norma A. Smullen of Manville, N.J.; mother-in-law, Anne Lingard; brother-in-law, Adrian Lingard; sister-in-law, Christine Taylor, all of Shepshed, England; sister-in-law, Beryl Carpenter of Vilonia, and his beloved nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, with Pastor Mac McDougal officiating. Arrangements are by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Arkan-sas Rice Depot, P.O. Box 34427, Little Rock, Ark. 72203 in memory of Alex Smullen, or to the Jane Q. Goula Scholarship Fund, FAFS, P.O. Box 518, Monmouth Junction, N.J. 08817.

Please specify on check that it is for the Jane Q. Goula Scholarship Fund.


Marilee Edwina Rodefer, 48, Jacksonville, born Sept. 27, 1965, passed away April 16.

She is survived by her daughter, Mikki Rodefer; parents, Larry and Nancy Price; grandchild, Tristen Seiter; brother, Larry (Tad) Price Jr. and his wife Brenda, and Jerry Price and his wife Stephanie; nephews, Trey, Jackson and Jasper Price; nieces, Jaclyn Price, Gene and Susan Hicks, and a host of family and friends.

The last 10 years of her life were spent being Nongie to Tristen.