Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Donald Odell Williams, 49, passed away Oct. 6, 2013. Donald was born Aug. 19, 1964. in Little Rock to Odell and Christine Williams.
Donald worked as a foreman for the Pulaski County Road and Bridge Department.
Donald was preceded in death by his daughter, Samantha Williams.
Michael Ray Williams, 46, passed away Oct. 6, 2013. Michael was born May 1, 1967, in Little Rock to Odell and Christine Williams. He worked as a mechanic for the Pulaski County Road and Bridge Department.
Michael is survived by his devoted wife of 11 years, Sondra Willfong Williams; three sons, Cody Ray and Jason Michael Williams and Justin Michael Houge; two brothers, Robert Wayne and Victor Paul Williams; and his parents, Odell and Christine Williams, all of Mabelvale. He also had a deceased brother, Donald Odell Williams.
Rosa Etta Like Hensley of Hot Springs passed from this world on Oct. 7, 2013, at the age of 97.Â She was born Oct. 22, 1915. in Avard, Okla., to the late George Simeon and Nancy Caroline Helton Like.
The family moved to Arkansas in 1923.Â Rosa Etta married Julius Festerson Hensley in 1933 and they lived on the Hensley farm in Saline County for more than 55 years until "Jude's" passing in 1988, moving then to Hot Springs. She was a homemaker, worked on the farm and loved woodworking, crocheting, knitting, piecing and quilting quilts.Â Rosa was of the Baptist faith.
Betty Potts, 70, of East End went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. She loved to fish with her friend, Rubel McGhee. She was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, R.A. James and Jimmie Lou Graves James.
Samuel â€śSamâ€ť Aaron Kitchell, 27, of Bryant passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. He was born June 24, 1986, in Little Rock. Sam was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Bryant.Â
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Dunnahoe of Watson and Preston and Nancy Greer of Rohwer.
He is survived by his parents, Delton and Phyllis Kitchell; two sons, Parker and Preston Kitchell; and a sister, Katie Kitchell, all of Bryant.
Lola Jean Crow Bextel, 88, passed away on Oct. 8 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospice House. She was born Feb. 25, 1925. She was a resident of Fox Ridge in Bryant.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Bextel, and her five children, Anita Bitts and husband Don of Golden Valley, Ariz., Andrea Breshears of Bryant, Jack Crow of Sacramento, Calif., Jeffery Crow and wife Patti and April Crow Spaulding and husband Hank of Carbondale, Colo.; 13 grand children, 22 great-grand children and four great-great-grandchildren.
No services are planned.
Ruben â€śEddieâ€ť Williams, 62, passed away Oct. 2, 2013. Eddie was born Dec. 14, 1950, in Little Rock to the late Ruben Williams and Helen Ford. Eddie worked for Murryâ€™s Dinner Playhouse, where he retired.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Virgil Williams.
W. Keith Jackson, 62, passed on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. He was born Dec. 2, 1950, in Artesia, N.M.
He grew up in Jal, N.M., and graduated from Jal High School. He graduated from Southwestern Assembly of God University, and received a master's degree at Pensacola Christian.
He was an associate pastor at The Church at Rock Creek. He served as the high school principal at Arkansas Baptist High School from 2000 to 2003, and served as a Christian school administrator for 24 years.
Keith was preceded in death by his father, J.D. Jackson.
Joyce Garmer, 89, a nurse, passed away Oct. 1, 2013. She was born June 28, 1924, in Benton. Joyce was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She dedicated her life to taking care of others and her family. Â
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Russell Garmer; a son, Joe Garmer; a daughter, Vicki Christian and husband Ron; grandchildren, Paul, Sean and Stephanie Garmer;Â a brother, Tommy Gatlin and wife Myrt; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.Â
Shirley Ann Nolan, 71, of Bryant passed away Oct. 1, 2013.Â She was born Dec. 9, 1941, in Nacogdoches, Texas, to the late Carl and Lonnie Bell McCray Wessell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lewis Nolan; and a sister, Hazel Allen.
She is survived by a son, Mitch Nolan of Gurdon; four daughters, Christie Martin and husband Joe of Bryant, Michelle Brown of Bryant, Lisa Richardson of Conway, and Rosemary Howard and husband Rickey of Benton; a brother, Jimmy Wayne Randolph of Little Rock; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.