Wednesday, December 17, 2014

OBITUARIES >> 12-20-14

RITA COFFMAN 

Rita Ann Coffman, 64, of Lonoke, passed away Dec. 17. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Vada Castleberry; sister, Barbara Skinner; son, Billy Coffman, and granddaughter, Lesley Whittenburg.

Rita is survived by her husband, Roger Coffman, Sr.; children, Roger Coffman, Jr., Susan Coffman and Shawn Coffman Smith, all of Lonoke, and Chance Coffman, Sr. and his wife Carla of England; grandchildren, Jimmy and his wife Sammie Coffman, Samantha, Bradley, Chrissy, Jett, Jordan, Haley, Rylee, Tyler, Chance Jr., Jessica and Justice; great-grand-children, Lillian, Travis Jr. and Hunter; special niece and nephew, Shane and Ally Skinner.

The family will receive friend from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22 at Caney Creek Baptist Church with burial following in Weedon Cemetery.

GEORGE ROBERTSON 

George Vernon Robertson, Sr., 87, of Jacksonville went to be with his Lord on Dec. 17. He was born July 22, 1927, in Morrilton (Faulkner County) to the late Dee and Susie Robertson. Mr. Robertson joined the Navy at an early age and served in World War II. After the military, he used the GI Bill to further his education in watchmaking following in the footsteps of his father.

He continued in watchmaking for 10 years until he started a new career in automotive service. He began with a Texaco station and continued onward with tire re-capping and automotive repair. In 1956, he started George’s Auto Care in Jacksonville, which continues to operate today. He was a devoted family man who took care of his family, especially his late wife of 56 years, Betty, who had many illnesses starting at an early age. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and was well known for his tomato growing and beekeeping.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his son, George Robertson Jr., and siblings, Ruby Poche, William Robertson and Marie Yount.
He is survived by his loving daughter, Mary Robertson Jackson; grandchildren, Tami Jackson and her husband Jim, Mandi Massie and her husband Brian, Jennifer O’Barr and Julie Robertson; great-grandchildren, Austin O’Barr, J.J. Jackson, Ava Grace Massie, Emma Joy Massie and Jayden Ivy, and his dog Lucky.

Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Denton and Pastor Tim Gaddy officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society of the American Heart Association.

BRAD REED

Brad Reed, 36, of Little Rock, formerly of Cabot, passed away Dec. 16. He served in the Navy and was a graduate of Cabot High School. Brad was a member and former employee of the Cathedral of St. Andrew.

He is survived by his parents, Charles and Dreama (Johnson) Reed; two sisters, Tiffany Turpin and her husband Claude and Megan Alexander and her husband Michael; niece and nephews, Nick Reeder, Gavin Turpin and Noah and Caila Alexander; grandparents, Nancy and Walter Johnson, and several other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leslie and Corine Reed.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at Cathedral of St. Andrew. Burial will be in Rest Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Smith–North Little Rock Funeral Home.