Tuesday, September 02, 2014

OBITUARIES >> 8-30-14


Omas Clemons (Dick) Moore, 87, born Jan. 15, 1927, to Omas Clemons and Winnie Lee Watson Moore of McCrory, died Aug. 29.

He was a member of Hazen First Baptist Church, a veteran of the Army Air Corps, a member of the Masonic Lodge and a retired insurance and car salesman.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Westerfield Moore; son, Ross Moore and his wife Brenda of Lonoke; daughter, Robin Lewis and her husband Chuck of Carlisle; step-daughter, Lynda Hood and her husband Don of Conway; grandchildren, Josh Moore and his wife Erica, Jordan Moore and his wife Rikki, Scarlett Lewis and Mitch Lewis, and sisters, Freda Warnock and Syble Bates of Hazen.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Eloise Bracken, Mildred Osborne and Bonnie Gibson.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2 at Lonoke Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.


Rebecca Ann DeLong, 76, of Jacksonville went to meet her Heavenly Father on Aug. 28.

Her son, Paul David Moore, preceded her in death.

Survivors include six children, Shelia Hambidge and her husband James, Doug Arnett and Clinton DeLong, all of Jacksonville, Buddy DeLong and his wife Taniea of Denton, Ky., Jerry Mitchell DeLong and his wife Sherri of Vilonia and Janetta Barfield and her husband Ronald Hines of Columbus, Ga.; 21 grandchildren, and many more great-grandchildren.

She was a great mother who loved everyone and will be sorely missed.

Arrangements are by Arkansas Funeral Care in Jacksonville.


Anna Elise Merritt, infant daughter of Stefani Merritt of McRae, entered this world Aug. 27, at which time she went to be with Jesus.

Surviving are her mother, Stefani Merritt; her sister, Emily Renee Merritt; grandparents, Billy and Sheri Clark, Georgia Karen Merritt and Michael Merritt.

Graveside service was Aug. 30 at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are by Smith–Westbrook Funeral Home.


Rickie Noah, 58, of Jacksonville died Aug. 22.

He was born on Feb. 13, 1956, in North Little Rock to the late Chauncey Boyd and Delpha Faust Noah.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Justin Noah.

He grew up in Concord, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was a carpenter, fisherman and took care of his two sons.

Rickie is survived by his close friend, Pam; son Shawn Jacob Noah; siblings, Mearlin Noah, Rachel Marler and Randy Noah, as well as their children and many friends who loved him.

The funeral was Aug. 25 at Chapel Hill Memorial Park.

Arrangements were by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


Wanda Sue Hinkle Brewer, 73, of Jacksonville passed away on Aug. 26.

She was born Aug. 31, 1940, in Greenbrier to the late William Clarence Hinkle and Hattie Ruth Estep Hinkle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Carl Brewer.

She is survived by her brother, William H. (Bill) Hinkle; two special cousins, Bobbie Burney and Nell Joyner; in-laws, Mary Dell and Gerald Wright; a special niece, Brenda Lachman, and two great-nephews, Bobby and David Lachman of California, numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, family and friends.

The funeral was held Aug. 29 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. Interment followed in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cabot.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jacksonville Animal Shelter.


Frank Joseph Zeps, 89, was born Oct. 9, 1924, in Sullivan, Ind., and passed from this life Aug. 25. He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ, serving as an elder in churches in Indianapolis, Ind., and Rome, Ga.

He was a World War II Army veteran and was retired from Ford Motor Co. The Zeps moved to Lonoke in 2013 due to health issues.

Survivors are his wife of 65 and 1/2 years, Phyllis Wilkes Zeps; children, Randy Zeps and his wife Dinecia of Des Arc and Francie Jo Clemmons of Rome, Ga.; four grandchildren, Stephanie Jo Clemmons, Nataly Ann Cahill, Jordan Zeps and Jamie Zeps; three great-grandchildren, Hannah Jones, Barrett Cahill and Bentley Zeps.

Funeral services were Aug. 29 at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home.


Wayne Edward James, 75, of Jacksonville passed away Aug. 25. He was born in Cabot to the late Vernon Avery and Edith Arlene Jones Williams. Wayne was of Church of Christ faith. He was with the North Little Rock Police Department, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and retired from the Sherwood Police Department after several years in law enforcement.

Wayne was a member of the Scottish Rites and 754 Sylvan Hills Masonic Lodge. Wayne enjoyed hunting and fishing and his family. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Bush James; two sons, Rodney and Brian James, and two daughters, Julie James Shamhart and her husband Jack and Carol Hoop; grandchildren, Janna, Jennifer, Rebecca, Chandler, Brandon, Jordan, John, Tammy and Chris, and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was August 29 at Edgewood Memorial Park with Masonic rites and Rev. Gerry Claybrook officiating.


Gertrude “Trudy” I. Martin, 88, of Sherwood, passed away peacefully in her home on Aug. 26. She was born Aug. 10, 1926 in Wattensched, Germany.

She was preceded in death by her son, Gene Martin, and a longtime companion, Joseph Abbott. She enjoyed playing bridge with her many friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be made to your local cat canctuary.

There was a memorial gathering at Trudy’s home Aug. 29.

Arrangements were by Huson Funeral Home in Sherwood.