Wednesday, September 20, 2017

OBITUARIES >> 9-20-17


Stella Frances Rounsaville, 76, of Jacksonville passed from this life on Sept. 15.

She was born Dec. 27, 1940, in Independence, Ind., to Murphy Rohner and Elois Miller Rohner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dickey Rounsaville, her parents, and a grandson, Mike Radak.

Survivors include children, Joe Rounsaville, of Jacksonville, Dickey Rounsaville Jr. of Annapolis, Md., Timothy Rounsaville of Jacksonville, Stephen Rounsaville of North Little Rock, Amanda Rounsaville of Lake Charles, La., and Belinda Rounsaville of Jacksonville. Other survivors include brothers, Elmer Rohner, of Louisiana and Jesse Rohner of California; a grandson, Dave Radak, of Ward as well as several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Jacksonville. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 till 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home and Crematory, 501-982-2136.

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Roy Edward Sword Sr., 83, of Jacksonville sacrificed his life to the Lord to his eternal home in Heaven with Jesus on Sept. 14.

He was born Nov. 11, 1933, in Pikeville, Ky., to Thomas Sword and Oliva Branham Rich.

Roy was a Bible student, knowing exactly his future home in Heaven. Roy was an avid tournament fisherman, winning the Western Military Bass Tournament and numerous other tournaments. He enjoyed bowling, basketball, softball, volleyball and gardening.

He also served 28 years in the Air Force and 20 years at Dassault Falcon Jet.

Praise God for having him on earth as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and good provider.

Roy is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patsy Sword; daughters, Rhonda McEnany (Cary) and Sylvia Helfrich; a son, Roy Edward Sword Jr. (Kim); three grandchildren, Kelly Helfrich Perretti (Vincent), Taylor Helfrich and Jeremy Sword (Melissa), and three great-grandchildren, Caden Sword, Sam Sword and Madden Sword. He was preceded by his parents and brothers, Johnny Rich and Jackie Rich.

Memorials may be made to North Hills Baptist Church, 9618 Hwy. 107, Sherwood, Ark. 72120.

Visitation was held Sept. 19 and was followed by a funeral service at North Hills Baptist Church. Burial with military honors was in Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery.

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Egbert Wesley “Sonny” Acree, 91, passed away on Sept. 16.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville.

Graveside services will be held at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at Pine Crest Cemetery in Alexander.