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ELLEN JEWELL WILEY WARNKE - Calvery Section, Row H, Lot 20
Ellen Jewell Wiley Warnke, 92, of Russellville, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Russellville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The daughter of Benjamin and Ada Belle (Jewell) Wiley, she was born March 22, 1924 in Detroit, MI.
During her working career she was a reel-to-reel tape technician with Texas Instruments, drove a tractor trailer, worked as a security guard and farmed with her family on their hog and chicken farm. She was an active member of the Bible Baptist Church and enjoyed participating in church activities, the Professional Artist and Crafters of Arkansas and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. After retirement she volunteered with the Army Corp of Engineers as a receptionist and historian until age 85. She was a talented pianist and violinist and enjoyed crocheting, sewing, crossword puzzles, bingo, fishing and bowling.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Dennis Northern; and grandson, Billy Flippo. Survivors include four daughters, Sandra of Russellville, Peggy of Killeen, TX, Lou Anne and husband Perry of Russellville, and Shirley and husband Walton of Dover; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Neil Wiley of Magnolia, TX; and numerous extended family.
Funeral Service will be held at 2:00PM, Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Humphrey Chapel. Pastor Jason Walcott will officiate. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 6-8PM, on Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 E. Parkway Ste-3, Russellville, AR 72802. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.
ELZA CULBERSON - Paul Section, Row D, Lot 14
Elza Culbertson, 88, of Hector, died Monday, April 18, 2016, at his home. He was born June 22, 1927, at Des Ark to Elca and Dora Williams Culbertson. He was a retired minor with Superior Mining Company and attended the First Assembly of God at Hector. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and collecting cans and rocks.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Agnes Jean Petty Culbertson; three brothers and four sisters. Survivors include his son, Jerry Culbertson of Hector; and other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2016, at Humphrey Chapel with the Pastor Lee Liechty officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery at Hector under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God, Post Office Box 160, Hector, Arkansas 72843.
ROBERTO GARCIA-AVALOS - Acts Section, Row F, Lot 10
Roberto Garcia Avalos, 61, of Dover, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016, at his home. He was born September 19, 1954, in Chihuahua, Mexico, son of Roberto Barron Garcia and Reynalda Nejera-Avalos. He was a carpenter. He loved his family and loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and cookouts. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Arturo Garcia Salazar; and a brother, Jose “PePe” Garcia Avalos.
He is survived by a daughter, Carmen and husband Stewart Martin; granddaughter, Emily Martin; grandsons, Tyler Martin and Isaac Martin; sisters, Esperanza and husband Pedro Garcia, Ofelia and husband Eliseo Saenz, Maria and husband Jesus Vasquez, Elida and husband Eddie Brown; brothers, Zeferino Garcia, Raul Garcia Avalos and wife Anna, Saul Garcia Avalos and wife Inez, Daniel Garcia Avalos and wife Shelley, and Javier Garcia Avalos and wife Noemi; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are 2:00 PM, Thursday, April 21, at Lemley Chapel with Rev. Rick Domerese, Rev. Bob Houghton, and Rev. Javier Garcia officiating. Burial is in Walnut Grove Cemetery under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins. Visitation is from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday. Pallbearers are Zeferino Garcia Avalos, Raul Garcia Avalos, Saul Garcia Avalos, Daniel Garcia Avalos, Javier Garcia Avalos, and Stewart Martin. Honorary pallbearers are Miguel Vasquez, Jesus Vasquez, Jose Garcia Avalos, Angel Garcia Avalos, Joshua Garcia Avalos, and Jeremy Garcia Avalos.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his honor may be made to the Roberto Garcia Avalos Funeral Fund, c/o Lemley Funeral Service, P.O. Box 126, Atkins, AR 72823. Online obituary and condolences are available at www.lemleyfuneral.com.
ROBERT M. COFFMAN - John Section, Row B, Lot 23
Robert M. Coffman, 68, of Greenbrier passed from this life on Thursday, March 10, 2016. He was born on Aug. 24, 1947, in Herlong, Calif., to the Haulie B. Coffman and Evelyn E. Hendrie. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eightha June Coffman. Robert enlisted in the United State Army when he was seventeen. He served two tours in Vietnam and retired as an E7/ Sergeant First Class after 22 years. Robert went to work for Walmart and then retired at 62. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and Post commander. As a member of the VFW he was part of the Cooties and regularly traveled to the VA hospital in Little Rock and Fayetteville to visit veterans.
He is survived by two sons, Robert M. Coffman II of Katy, Texas and Matthew C. Coffman of Tucson, Ariz; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Givina, and Elizabeth; five sisters, Barbara Johnson, Martha Wilkinson (William), Margaret Rojas, Ramona Maxwell (Dale) and Toni Lielhom (Kevin); three brothers, Don Coffman (Betty), Bun Coffman (Robin) and David Coffman (Melissa); six stepchildren, Jimmy (Angie), Debbi, Donna, Buddy (Brandie), Racie (Marcie), Wince; 32 Step-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be Friday, March 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at the funeral home. Interment will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector. The family asks if you would like to make any donations, please donate to the: Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 220 John Babish Ln., Russellville, AR 72801.
JAMES COFFMAN - Paul Section, Row F, Lot 53
James Coffman, 76, a resident of Hector, died Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
He was born November 11, 1939, at Hector to Stanley and Avis Barham Coffman. He graduated from Hector High School in 1957, and married Delores Barnhouse on November 3, 1961, at Hector. He worked for Arkla Gas Company for 30 and a half years as a backhoe operator. He enjoyed music and playing the guitar. He loved traveling with his wife, spending time with family, camping and fishing. He attended the Rock Springs Community Church at Hector and was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Victoria Jones.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Delores Coffman of Hector; a son, Roger Coffman, and his girlfriend, Suzanne Moore, of Hector; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Jake Jones of Hector; a granddaughter, Jessica Jones of Hector; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise and Glenn Hickman of Pembroke Pines, Florida and Linda and Cecil Freeman of Ben Hur, Arkansas; numerous nephews and nieces; and other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Humphrey Chapel with the Rev. Dean Caldwell and the Rev. Jeremy Mathis officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery at Hector under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.
Active pallbearers will be his nephews, Steve Williams and David, Darwin, Billy, Michael and Daryl Barnhouse. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and nieces.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Walnut Grove Cemetery Association, 235 Bill Gray Road, Atkins, Arkansas 72823.
TERRY WAYNE BROWN - John Section, Row U, Lot 07b
Terry Wayne Brown, age 54, departed this life on August 21, 2014 in Texarkana, Texas and a memorial marker was recently placed beside his father in Walnut Grove Cemetery near Hector, Arkansas. He was born in Eudora, Arkansas on August 12, 1960 to Hosey Joe Brown and Glenda Sue Robertson. He married Velah Jean Henson and served his country in the United States Marine Corp.
HOSEY JOE BROWN - John Section, Row U, Lot 07a
Hosey Joe Brown, age 73, departed this life on May 3, 2014 in Queen City, Texas and his ashes were recently placed in Walnut Grove Cemetery near Hector, Arkansas. He was born in Jennie, Arkansas on May 13, 1940 to Paul Lorraine Brown and Margie Dell Bamburg. He married Glenda Sue Robertson and served his country in the United States Air Force.
WILLIS LEE DIXON - Calvary Section, Row Q, Lot 21
Willis Lee Dixon, 74, of Hector, died Monday, February 15, 2016, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born November 16, 1941, in Hector, to John Olen and Barbara Lee Culbertson Dixon. He was a farmer and was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Annevah Dixon; his son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Amy Dixon of Hector; one sister, Barbara Lauvane Pitts of Atkins; two grandchildren, Cassondra Freeman and Dustin Dixon, both of Hector; three great-grandchildren, Garrison Freeman, Lainye Dixon and Westin Dixon, all of Hector.
The graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2016, in Walnut Grove Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Larry Don Smith, and under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Pallbearers will be his nephews.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, from 5 to 6 p.m., at the funeral home.
GARY LYNN PRUITT - Moses Section, Row F, Lot 13
Gary Lynn Pruitt, age 50, passed away January 6, 2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
He was born October 14, 1965 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Leroy Pruitt and Lucille Nelson Pruitt.
Services were private with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector, Arkansas.
JOSE ("PEPE") MANUEL GARCIA-AVALOS - Acts Section, Row G, Lot 19
Jose (“ PePe”) Manuel Garcia-Avalos, 59, of Hector, died Sunday, November 8, 2015, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born October 20, 1956, in Juarez, Mexico, son of the late Roberto Barron Garcia and Reynalda Nejera-Avalos.
Jose came to America when he was 13.
He loved the outdoors – working , hunting, fishing, and swimming, and was a carpenter by trade. He was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Russellville and was received by the Holy Ghost October 11, 2015. He loved his wife , family, grandbabies, and brothers and sisters of the Lord.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Anastasia Garcia and mother and father-in-law, Dutch and Mae Harris.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Pamela Harris Garcia-Avalos of Hector; children, Michael Reed and wife Diana, Jose Garcia, Jr. and wife Misty, Jodie and husband Larry Joe Edwards, Josh Garcia and wife Jessica, Kathleen Flud and Dakota Ingalsbe, Jeremy Garcia, Juan Garcia and wife Bailey, Dexter Wolff and wife Brittany, Jerrica Garcia and Alan Rudder, and Joni Marie Garcia; 33 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Esparanza and husband Pedro Garcia; Oflia and husband Eliseo Saenz, Maria and husband Jesus Vasquez, Elida and husband Eddie Brown; and brothers, Zeferino Garcia, Roberto Garcia, Raul Garcia and wife Anna, Saul Garcia and wife Inez, Daniel Garcia and wife Shelley, and Javier Garcia and wife Naomi.
Funeral services are 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 12, at Lemley Chapel with Rev. Rick Domerese, Rev. Bob Houghton and Rev. Dan Shreckise officiating. Burial is in Walnut Grove Cemetery under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins. Visitation is from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, at Lemley Chapel.
Pallbearers are Bobby Harris, John Wayne Harris, Timmy Harris, Michael Vasquez, Ramon Garcia and Harold Tilley. Honorary pallbearers are Jose Garcia III, Tristen Holt, Erika Garcia, Daniel Garcia and Alexia Garcia, Victor Garcia, Scooter Harris, Little Bill Harris and David Wayne Harris.
ROBERT DWAYNE "BOBBY" STORY - John Section, Row F, Lot 24
Robert Dwayne “Bobby” Story
April 29th, 1935 - October 15th, 2015 (80 years old)
Robert D. "Bobby" Story, 80, of Hector, AR, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the River Valley Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 29, 1935 in Hector, to Olus Story and Jewell (George) Story.
Bobby was a loving father and grandfather. His memory will be cherished by his six children, Robert Story, Jeannie & Dennis Riley, Andy & Tisha Story, Sandy & Donny Dollar, Roger & Michele Story, Ronnie & Melani Story; twenty-five grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 5-7pm, Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Broussard Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10am, Monday, October 19, 2015 at Hector First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Dean Caldwell and the Rev. Shane Williams officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery under the direction of Broussard Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be four of his grandsons, Jerry "Bubba" Rudder, Jacob Riley, Corey Story, Matt Story and Clifford Roberson & Timmy Blair.
Honorary Pallbearers will be all of his grandchildren, extended family and friends. The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to Stacy Fox for taking such good care of Dad, as well as the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home.
BILLY HAROLD PRUITT - Moses Section, Row F, Lot 07
Billy Harold Pruitt, age 78, of Hector, passed peacefully Sunday, October 18, 2015, at his home surrounded by family. He was born March 18, 1937, in the Dabney Community in Pope County.
He was employed by Valmac for 18 years and the Arkansas Highway Department for 23 years. He was a member of the Arkansas National Guard.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Vernie Jones; and a brother, Leroy Pruitt.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Shirley Pruitt; a son and daughter-in-law, David Harold and Heather Pruitt of Atkins; a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Jeff Hall of Russellville; three grandchildren, Hunter Hall, Karis and Karli Pruitt.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at the Shinn Chapel with the Rev. Jeremy Mathis and the Rev. Larry Don Smith officiating with burial in the Walnut Grove Cemetery near Hector, under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
The active pallbearers are special hunting buddy, Sammy Hudson, Frankie Pruitt, Richard Rackley, Wayne Millsaps, Mike Bartlett, and Bill Tackett. Honorary pallbearer is Terry Rudder.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m., on Tuesday, at the funeral home.
VEO L. CONDLEY - Matthew Section, Row H, Lot 04
Veo L. Condley Sr., 80, of Hector, died Friday, September 18, 2015, at his home. He was born March 14, 1935, in Hector, to Jessie Sr. and Dollie Ann Marten Condley.
He retired from the U.S. Forestry Service and the Appleton Fire Department. He was a part of the Hector Masonic Lodge and an Eastern Star. He also was a deacon for Welcome Home Free Will Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Ola Faye Condley and his parents.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Veo Jr. and Raymonda Condley of Atkins and Bobby and Marie Condley of Gladstone, Missouri; two grandchildren, Jessica and Kiarra Condley of Gladstone; two brothers; two sisters and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2015, at the Welcome Home Free Will Baptist Church near Hector, officiated by the Rev. James Chronister. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, from 5-6 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Welcome Home Free Will Baptist Church.
EVA E. BOWER - Luke Section, Row K, Lot 24
Eva E. Bower, 89, of Texarkana, Texas, passed away Aug. 23, 2015, in a local hospital.
Mrs. Bower was born Nov. 7, 1925, in West Helena.
She retired after 20 years at ConAgra and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Women’s Bible Study Class in Russellville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles F. Culwell and Cloe Housley Culwell; four brothers, Charles Culwell, Howard Culwell, Gilbert Culwell and John Richard Culwell; and two sisters, Nellie Anderson and Olive Ann Culwell.
Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Fitzgerald of Texarkana, Texas and Barbara Nell Gryder of Mcleod, Texas; son, Joe Williams of Dover; sister, Shirley Weatherly of Russellville; brother, Eugene Culwell of Hector; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; plus numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of East Funeral Home - Moores Lane.
HESTER JOANNA PYLE- Calvary Section, Row B, Lot 17
Hester Joanna Pyle, 88, passed away August 11, 2015 at the Gideon Care Center in Gideon, Missouri. She was born on February 3, 1927 to the late Joseph and Lydia Clinkenbeard Hamilton in Appleton, Arkansas.
She married Curmey Ruddell January 24, 1945 who proceeded her in death in 1979. She married John Pyle in 1980 and he preceded her in death in 1987.
She was a homemaker who loved to fish until ill health would not allow. She attended Bethel Assembly of God Church in Gideon, Missouri.
In addition to her parents and husbands she was preceded in death by one son Marlin Ruddell; three sisters and three brothers.
She is survived by five daughters, Brenda Wells of Dexter, Missouri, Joanne (Brad) Smith of Branson West, Missouri, Theresa Brown of Gideon, Missouri, Debra Potts of Tennessee, Tammy (Dale) Wilburn of Gideon, Missouri; one sister, Donna Mullen of Russellville; one brother, Julian Hamilton of Hector; a sister-in-law Carolyn Hamilton Cullwell of Hector; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Shinn Chapel officiated by Rev. Andy Massie. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery and under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
Visitation will be Friday evening from 5-6 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
D.W. COFFMAN - Matthew Section, Row G, Lot 12
D.W. Coffman of Searcy, AR, departed this earth and joined his heavenly family on Aug. 4, 2015. He was born March 24, 1925 in Keo, AR, to Daniel Coffman and Susie Connally Coffman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, EthrieCoffman and Alton Coffman; one daughter, Sheila Coffman; and ex-wife Johnnie SueCoffman.
D.W is survived by his wife of 33 years, Martha Coffman; daughters, Debra Atchison of Hot Springs Village, AR, Cheryl Bruns (Dale) and Donna Franks (Roger) both of Conway, AR; step-daughters, Becky Webberson (Paul) of Bentonville, AR, Ellen (George) Stauber of Little Rock, AR.; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
D.W. attended school in Hector, AR, and received a Business Degree from Arkansas Tech. He retired from Arkansas Power and Light Company as a customer service representative in Conway, AR. He was Navy veteran having served in both WWII and the Korean War.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 7, 2015 from 5-7:00 p.m. at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home, located at 2616 S. Main Street, Searcy, AR. Interment will be 2 p.m. at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector, Arkansas.
WILLIAM LOYD ROBERTSON - John Section, Row I, Lot 25
William Loyd Robertson, 72, of Angleton, Texas, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. He was born on March 16, 1943, in Russellville, to Glendale and Maudie Reaves Robertson.
He was a United States Army Veteran with 3 years of service in Japan and retired from Dow Chemical Company Texas Division in Freeport, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Gerrie Leon Robertson; and a sister, Pamela Jeanette Robertson.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Matsuyo; his son, George William Robertson; siblings, Glenda Sue Brown of Queen City, Texas, and Brenda Traylor, RandyRobertson, Johnita Ashmore, all of Russellville, Odis Robertson of Hector and Teresa McEntyre of Dardanelle.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Shinn Chapel in Russellville with Pastor Timothy Brown of Heartland, Texas, nephew ofWilliam, officiating.
Burial will be private in Walnut Grove cemetery near Hector, under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
VERLIN TAYLOR - Calvary Section, Row K, Lot 13
Verlin Taylor, July 2nd, 1939 - June 23rd, 2015 (76 years old).
Verlin Taylor, 75, of Hector passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at his sons home surrounded by his family. He was born July 2, 1939, in Wild Cherry, Arkansas. He gave countless hours to help others in the community.
He owned and operated Taylor Construction Company for many years until retirement. He will be missed but not forgotten. His current affiliations were, 32nd Degree Mason, Hector Lodge #497, and recently received the Pillars of Solomon Award from Arkansas Grand Lodge. Verlin was also a Board Member of the Tri County Water Board. His past affiliations were a, Board Member of North Pope County Developmental Association, Board Member for the Bank of Dover, Hector School Board, and Pope County Library Board Member.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nellie Chisum and step-father, Owen Chisum; one brother, Junior Taylor; and one sister, Mable Rogers. Survivors include his wife, Geneva Taylor of Russellville; one son, Marc Taylor and wife Tammy of Dover; one daughter, Lecia Reddin of Danville; five grandchildren, Amanda Bowden and husband Robert of Hector, Chris Taylor and wife Lynda of Hector, Jordan Tolliver and wife Brittney of Russellville, Chad Tolliver of Russellville, Sydni Tolliver of Russellville; three great granddaughters, Natalee Taylor, Mia Taylor, and Livvy Taylor.
Funeral service will be 10am, Friday, June 26, 2015 at Welcome Home Freewill Baptist Church in Hector, officiated by the Rev. Gary Newport and the Rev. Clinton Reddell. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector under the direction of Broussard Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5-7pm, Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Roger Reeves, Mack Cook, Chris Taylor, Dewayne Lawrence, Ricky Freeman and Robert Bowden. Honorary pallbearers are David Wilson and Bill Hankins.
RAYMOND MCKAY- Acts Section, Row L, Lot 09
Raymond McKay, 82, of Atkins, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born October 15, 1932, in Southington, Connecticut, son of the late Lester E. and Gladys G. Parkin McKay. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.
He loved playing Santa, and had a special place in his heart for his children. He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Bill, Jim and Gordon; and 3 sisters, Margie, Barbara and Marilyn.He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Mae (Williams) McKay of Atkins; 3 sons, Kris Melton and wife Joy, Mark Melton, and Brian Melton, all of Appleton; 4 daughters, Donna Jean and husband Ron Kaczemeric of Pennsylvania, Jan and husband Travis Alderson of Appleton, Claudine and husband Eddie Trimmer of Appleton, and Edna Keeling of Atkins; sister, Dottie Dexter of Connecticut; 21 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 24, at Lemley Chapel with Bro. Randell Williams officiating under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services.
Online obituary and condolences are available at www.lemleyfuneral.com.
LANCE MITCHELL RILEY - Moses Section, Row G, Lot 13
Lance Mitchell Riley, 23, of Appleton, was welcomed from this world by his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins Jason and baby Kayleigh. He was born February 24, 1992, in Russellville, son of Maury Walley and Amy Riley.
He was a big teddy bear: a good kid with a big heart. He was loved by many and a friend to most. We’ll miss his bear hugs and big smiles.
He is survived by his mother, Amy Riley and fiancé Rodney Dixon; father, Maury Walley; brothers, Logan Riley and Tyler David Walley; sisters, Lakin Riley and Maury Ann Walley; grandparents, Maxine Howard (Ronnie), Gary Riley and wife Brenda, and Maggie Ann McNair; and aunts and uncles, Angie and husband Kenny Watkins, Jamy Riley and wife Becky, Shari and husband Brian Ripetto, Amanda and husband Zar Zamora, Krissy Riley (Justin), Matt Howard and wife Kristen, and D’Ann Clark (Cory); great-grandmother, Loeta Owens; and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 25, at Hector First Assembly of God Church with Bro. Shane Williams and Bro. Charlie McAlister officiating. Burial is in Walnut Grove Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins. Visitation is from 5:00-7:00 PM, Wednesday, at Lemley Chapel.
Pallbearers are Jimmy Mosley, Thomas Grisham, Kenny Watkins, David Bird, Ronnie Curtis, Jr., and Nathan Pruitt.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his honor may be made to the Lance Riley Funeral Fund, c/o Lemley Funeral Service, P.O. Box 126, Atkins, AR 72823.
Online obituary and condolences are available at www.lemleyfuneral.com.