Monday, April 24, 2017

OBITUARIES >> 4-22-17


Patricia Ann Morris, formerly of Austin, passed away on April 11 in Tucson, Ariz., at the age of 77.

Patricia was born on Dec. 10, 1939, in Hotchkiss, Colo.

She married Gerald Morris on Dec. 15, 1958, in Southern California. Gerald was a petty officer first class in the Navy. She was an avid reader with a true heart of love, compassion, and generosity. She made a home that was always warm and welcoming.

Patricia is survived by her sons Steve (Sue) Morris, Tom (Benita) Morris, Larry Morris and daughter Lisa Horn; grandsons Nick, Tommy, Anthony, Coleman, Will, and Harley; 10 great-grandchildren and sister Susan Marshall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Morris; her parents, Cecil and Daisy Yarborough; her brothers Jerry and Jim Yarborough, and sister Joyce Paul.

Patricia was cremated. Her family will scatter her and her husband’s ashes in the Pacific Ocean where they will rest peacefully.


Charles Lindbergh George, 89, of Cabot went to be with his Lord on April 18.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Rose; three children, Charles George Jr. of Destin, Fla., Jacque Cottrell (Ron) of Sugar Land, Texas, and Connie Reed (Scott) of El Dorado; seven grandchildren, Jennifer George Bannon, Josie George Richardson (Henry) Ike George, Taylor Reed, Lucas Reed, Scottlyn Cottrell and Sydney-Anne Cottrell; two great-grandchildren, Jordan Bannon and Henry Richardson; four nephews, Mike Pehosh (Joan), Luther Pitts Morris III (Debbie), Rodger Morris, and Jeff Morris (Lori), and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elijah and Alberta George, and two sisters, Mildred Pehosh (Nick) and Christina George.

Born in Ward, Charles attended Beebe Junior College and then served in the Navy at the end of World War II, before returning to school and playing basketball for the Arkansas Razorbacks. He then transferred to Arkansas State Teachers College (now UCA), where he finished his basketball eligibility with the Bears while earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education.

Charles began teaching and coaching at Ward Schools, before a five-year stint at Strong. He began a long tenure as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent at Cabot. He, along with Rose, touched many lives during their teaching profession and had a mutual love for their students that lasted until his death. He was inducted into the Cabot Schools Hall of Fame as part of its inaugural class in 2009.

He left education to enter private business and was the owner of the Home Lumber Co. in Cabot for more than 20 years.

Charles served in the Arkansas State Senate for three terms, winning his first election as a write-in candidate. He also was the Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in 1982.

In addition to his public service as an elected official, Charles was active in the community as a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, Cabot Chamber of Commerce, a director of Bank of Cabot and a founding member of Rolling Hills Country Club.

After his naval career, Charles joined the Army Reserves and served as unit commander and chief of staff, ARCOM Commander. He retired as a full colonel after 30 years of service.

He was a deacon at Cabot First Baptist Church, where he also served as a Sunday school teacher and superintendent.

Visitation was held April 20 at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home, 501-843-5816. The funeral was held April 21 at Cabot First Baptist Church followed by a burial with full military honors at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Cabot.

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