Archive - Jun 10, 2011 - Obituary
Helen Handel Whitson of the Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary, N.C., died May 31, 2011.Â Born Nov. 18, 1916, in Litchfield, Ill., she was the daughter of James E. and J. Ethel Craig Handel.Â Her parents and older brother, the Rev. J. Darrel Handel, preceded her in death.Â She was also preceded in death in 1998 by her beloved husband, Ralph Edward Whitson.
Dora Walker, 97, of Oâ€™Kean passed away Thursday, June 9, at White County Medical Center in Searcy.
Dora was a lifetime resident of Oâ€™Kean, and had been a member of the Oâ€™Kean Freewill Baptist Church for 81 years. She was widowed at 37 years old, and raised five children on her own.Â She was a homemaker, and was married to the late Rev. Lonnie Walker. She was a prayer warrior for her church and she had a heart of a servant.
Jackie Leon Nash, 64, of Bauxite, passed away June 8.Â He was born November 24, 1946, in Benton to the late Rodney and Delphine Nash. Jackie was a member of the Benton Seventh Day Adventist Church.Â
He is survived by his wife, Pat Nash of Bauxite, sister, Gwen Holiman of Benton and nephew, Wayne Holiman of Benton.Â
The graveside service is by Ashby Funeral Home and was today at 10 a.m. at Pine Crest Cemetery with Travis Walker officiating.Â
Visitation was held Thursday evening at Ashby Funeral Home.Â
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Gerald W. Riggs, 72, of Benton, passed away Thursday, June 9.Â He was born October 1, 1938, in North Little Rock to the late T.G. Riggs and Margaret Pilkington Riggs.Â Gerald was a Third Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, member of the Salem Baptist Church and retired from Crow Burlingame.