Archive - Obituary
May 3rd, 2012
Jerry A. McCormick, 67, of Lonsdale, passed away April 30. He was born November 14, 1944 in Hot Springs to Arvell and Mary Eudora Nooner McCormick.
He is survived by his wife, Opal Lou McCormick of Lonsdale, son, Brian McCormick of Fayetteville, daughter, Bethany Carpenter and husband, Jon of Florida, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be held 2 p.m, Wednesday, May 2, at 2017 Narrows Road in Lonsdale.
Cremation was through Ashby Funeral Home.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Frances E. Collie, age 95, of Malvern, passed away Monday April 30, at Hot Spring County Medical Center. She was born April 10, 1917 in Hot Spring County to the late William and Alice Davis Hodges. Frances was reared in the Assembly of God faith and worked in housekeeping in a local nursing home. Her loves were her family and her best friend Vernice Taylor. Frances enjoyed gardening and the family said as long as she was â€śdigging in the dirtâ€ť she was happy. Family was the most important thing to her and she will be greatly missed.
Charlotte Renee Longacre Jones 42, of Bald Knob died April 28, after a courageous battle with kidney disease. She was born September 19, 1969 in Conway.
She is survived by her husband Michael Jones, one son Adam Paxton, one daughter Katie Graham, two grandsons Corbin and Hunter, one sister Sharon Buckler and her parents.
Visitation will be 12 p.m., Thursday, May 3, at First Christian Church in Bald Knob, with the service following at 3 p.m.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Mooreâ€™s Jacksonville Funeral Home (501) 982-2136.
Online guestbook: www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com.
Louise F. Maertens Prickett Knight, 88, of Benton, went to be with her Lord on Friday, April 27, 2012. She was born June 17, 1923, in Benton. She is the daughter of the late August H. and Freda P. Storch Maertens. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Zion Lutheran Church of Avilla. She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Little Rock, Lutheran Womenâ€™s Business Club, and Lutheran Womenâ€™s Missionary League. She was a devoted mother, wife, and â€śGrandma Louiseâ€ť.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Horace Prickett, Sr., and Felix Knight, and her brother, Johney Maertens.
Frederic Earnest Davis, 91, of Benton, passed away April 26.Â He was born in Benton on May 6, 1920 and raised in the Mt. Olive Community, Fred was the son of Lonnie Graydon (Doc) Davis and Alice Levillain Davis.Â He worked in the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC Camp) at St. Charles and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.Â Fred worked for ALCOA for 43 years in the mining division.
Elmus Barnard, 88, of the Sardis Community died Wednesday, April 25.Â She was born September 24, 1923 in Cato, to the late Gerald R. and Alice Hackler Harrell.Â Mrs. Barnard was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.Â
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Milton Barnard, and three siblings, Lucille Boyd, Vivnell Turner, and Roland Harrell.Â
Amy Nicole McGinty Grenier, 29, of Benton, passed away April 24.Â She was born December 9, 1982 in Little Rock to Chuck and Linda Watson McGinty.Â Amy was a member of Crystal Valley Baptist Church and graduate of Henderson State University.
George Venson Babbitt, 67, of Benton, went to live with his Heavenly Father April 25.Â He was born March 17, 1945 in Little Rock, the only son and first of two children of the late Delbert Venson and Alma Lillian Babbitt.Â George was a member of the class of 1963 at Little Rock Central High School.Â He was proud to be in the Navy and serve his country on active and reserve duty from 1963 to 1969.Â George was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church.
Bertha Estella â€śDoodleâ€ť Gartrell, 91, of Mabelvale, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 23. She was born August 6, 1920 in Pulaski County. She had worked as a butcher at the Southside Meat Market. She was a member of the Vimy Ridge Immanuel Baptist Church and was a Sunday School teacher. â€¨She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie J. Gartrell; three sisters and two brothers.
Odalene â€śOdieâ€ť Grissom Morrison, 86, of Benton,Â passed away April 22.Â She was born on June 16, 1925 in Bauxite, to Wade and Vuda Grissom.Â She was of the Baptist faith and loved God, living her life to please God.Â In her younger days, she was very active in her childrenâ€™s schoolÂ activities and in her church, teaching Sunday school for many years in California.Â When she returned to Arkansas in 1990, she joined the Saline County Democratic Women and traveled across the country to several National Conventions including a trip to Washington DC where she visited the White House and sat in Presi