Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Jeremy Duane Lawson, 19, of Alexander passed away Sept. 25, 2013, in Oklahoma as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
He was born Feb. 11, 1994, in Little Rock to Douglas Lawson Jr. and Melanie Johnson Travis.
Jeremy was a traveler.Â He traveled across country by foot and by motorcycle, enjoying whatever life dealt him along the way. His passing will leave a huge void in the hearts of those who loved him.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Buddy Lawson.
Mrs. Elsie Stanley Allison, 80, of Mayflower, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
Mrs. Allison was a native of Ashley County and a resident of Mayflower since 1979. She graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1950.
She worked for Safeway/Harvest Foods for 30 years and she was a member of the Arkansas Association of Business Women, a member of the Eden Baptist Church and an avid Razorback fan.
Herman Higdon, 88, of Malvern passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Herman was born April 17, 1925, in Sheridan to Morgan and Ella Higdon.
Herman was an integral part of renovating Malvern as the city's code enforcement officer for 13 years. Herman helped renovate Malvern City Hall, helped rebuild streets and pipelines, and became a part-time building inspector. He was also the community service director under the city manager and worked with five departments during this time.
William J. âBillâ Edgin Sr., 46, of Roland, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. He was born Jan. 10, 1967, in Lawton, Okla.
William loved being a paramedic and helping people, along with being an avid hunter.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Ralph (Buddy) Edgin; and a sister, Tina Lontok.
Alvin Sales, 81, of Bauxite was born Dec. 10, 1931, and passed away Sept. 29, 2013.Â
Kenneth Dale Rogers, 58, passed away Sept. 25, 2013. Kenneth was born on May 17, 1955 in Houston, Texas.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his father, Harold Rogers.
Kenneth is survived by his son; Christopher Rogers of Texas; mother, Ann McClanahan of Little Rock; sister, Nancy Short and husband Cecil of Little Rock; brother, Ron Rogers and wife Judy of Benton, as well as other family members and friends who loved him dearly and will miss him always.
Ola Merle Russell, 92, of Alexander passed away Wednesday Sept. 25, 2013. She was born Aug. 26, 1921 in Dallas County. Ola was a retired nurse and a member of Benton First Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gaston and Dessie Rucker Eubanks; husband, John H. Russell; a son, John S. Russell; two brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by son, Michael Russell; sister, Jane Gill; five grandchildren, Jason Russell, Brent Russell, Brian Russell, Rodney Russell and Jeremy Russell; ten great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Gracie Louise Owens, 51 of Ola, met her Savior at Heaven's gates on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 to join her parents, the late Freddy Owens and the late Carolyn Mason. She was born Nov. 20, 1961 in Danville and cherished her membership at Ard Community Baptist Church. Gracie loved to crochet, read Danielle Steele books and watch her grandchildren play sports. Most of all she was a proud mother and grandmother who cherished her family dearly.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Paul Gary Hatley, 67, of Sherwood, formerly of Monticello, passed away Sept. 23, 2013, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.Â He was born May 13, 1946, in Enon to the late R.V. and Earlene Jones Hatley.
He was a loving father and grandfather, a Farm Service Agent with the USDA for 20 years, a 1971 graduate of Arkansas A&M College (UAM) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, a second lieutenant in the Arkansas National Guard and was of the Assembly of God faith.
Maybell Vittatoe, formerly of Benton, Ark., went home to glory on Sept. 17, 2013, in Phoenix, Ariz. She was born Feb., 14, 1933 to parents Tellis and Nannie May Robinson. She is survived by her three daughters and two sons.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Benton, Ark.
Arrangements are by Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester St., Little Rock, AR (501-372-1305).