Monday, July 28, 2014

OBITUARIES >> 7-26-14


Vera Jean Scott entered Heaven’s gates on July 23 at the age of 85. Jean was born in Little Rock to Clarence and Virginia Smith and faithfully served God and her family as a devoted, loving and proud wife, mother, sister and relative.

Jean worked many years as church secretary at Rose Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and many people will recall her kindness as receptionist and aide for Dr. George Mallory, where she worked part-time for several years. Many more will remember her for the beautiful cakes she made for special occasions.

Jean was predeceased by her infant son, James Paul Scott; her parents; her brother, William Lynn Smith; her son-in-law, Darrell Story. Her surviving siblings include Cliff Smith and his wife Shirley; Bob Smith and his wife Linda; Barbara Gambill and her husband Jesse; Mary Horton and her husband Donald; Sharon Carr, and Jenny Schiller and her husband Eddie as well as many nieces and nephews.

Jean is survived by her devoted husband of 66 years, James T. (Tom) Scott, Sr. She is also survived by three children, Teresa Story, Jamie Dee Pinegar and her husband Mike and James T. “Tommy” Scott, Jr. and his wife Rhonda.

She has six grandchildren who were truly the light of her life who will never forget their Mamaw Scott: Adam Story and his fiancé Christina Bartlett, Cecily Story, Matthew Pinegar and his wife Andrea, Zachary Pinegar and his wife Carolanne, Kaley Scott and Caroline Scott. She also has seven great-grandchildren and one who is expected to arrive in October.

Funeral service was held July 26 at Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel in North Little Rock. Interment at Edgewood Memorial Park. The family suggests memorial contribution be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 201 Markham Center Dr. Little Rock, Ark. 72205.



Donald D. Sawyer, 82, of Sherwood passed away July 21. He was born April 7, 1932, in Carthage, N.Y., to the late Clarence and Ruth Steele Saw-yer. Don married Tai Yokota. He served in the Air Force for more than 24 years.

Following his military career, Don became an ordained minister for the Assembly of God churches. He was employed for many years with Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home, helping to serve families in their time of grief. Don was an avid golfer who loved the game. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Diggins and a brother, Lawrence Sawyer.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Tai Sawyer; three children, Ron Sawyer and his wife Denise of Jacksonville, Joanne Chambers of Little Rock and Steve Sawyer of North Little Rock; brother, Glenn Sawyer of Jacksonville; sister, Lois Sregzinski of Whitehaven, Fla.; six grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held July 26 at First Assembly of God Church with Brother Royce Lowe officiating. The interment will be at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 31.

Funeral arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Marlene Audry Bird, 78, passed away on July 19.

She was born Jan. 30, 1936, to the late Charles Hansen and Caroline Breitner. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by husband, Clifford C. Bird.

She is survived by her brother, Louie Hansen of Carpentersville, Ill.; her son, Leroy M Hansen of Hilliard, Ohio; granddaughter, Anna Marie and her grandson, Jeremiah John Hansen, both from Virginia, and eight great-grandchildren.

Marlene will be missed by many friends in Cabot, Elgin, Ill., and Central, S.C., and wherever she spent time with people.

Her faith kept her strong through her battle with three physical aliments. Even though we know she has physically lost that battle, she has gained her reward in Heaven.

May God bless her and keep her, may He always shine His face upon her and may He grant us survivors His peace and hope of a future reunion with all of our loved ones.

Memorial services were held July 26 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Jerry Don Walker 71, of Jacksonville passed away July 20. He was born on July 31, 1942, in Russellville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Duff Walker, Roy Pigg and his mother Mildred Pigg and his daughter Nora Walker. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Ann Walker; daughter; Denise Beaver of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Thomas Schietzelt and Heather Schietzelt of Tulsa; one great-grandchild, Alexander Schietzelt, and his brother, Wil-burn Walker.

Jerry was loved by all. He will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him.

A celebration of his life was held July 27 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.