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LATTIE WALKER COFFMAN - John Section, Row H, Lot 08
Lattie Walker Coffman, age 88, of Hector, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018. He was born December 30, 1929, in Hector to Walker and Callie Bohanon Coffman.
Lattie spent his life as an energetic work-driven farmer and cattle rancher. He and his wife raised chickens, cattle, and kids in the Walnut Grove community. In addition to working his farm and hauling pulp wood, he was skilled at growing fruit trees and pine plantations and was known as the community "pump-fixer". Lattie enjoyed working more than the average person, while also taking time for his hobbies of hunting and fishing, and passing stories of his Ozarks culture and traditions on to his children.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Clivie, Lawnie, V.O. and Louis; and two sisters, Hazel Blakley and Versie Craig.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Anna Sue McCuin Coffman of Hector, a son Mike Coffman and wife, Sherri, of Hector; five daughters, Brenda Housley and husband, James, of Hector, Joyce Coffman of Pelsor, Cathy Hale of Fayetteville, Paula Coffman of Hector, Pamela Carroll and husband, Paul, of Dripping Springs, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Travis Housley, Trever Housley, Duawn Mearns, Daniel Mearns, Chris Hale, Misty Orpin, Justin Lusk, Clint Lusk, Greg Coffman, Clayton Coffman, Courtney Coffman Kendrick, and Carson Carroll; 19 great-grandchildren; and a special caregiver and friend, Zona Little.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m., until service time at the church.
The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Welcome Home Free Will Baptist Church, with Greg Coffman and the Rev. Duawn Mearns officiating.
Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
BRO. BUD R. WALKER - Calvary Section, Row U, Lot 01
Bro. Bud R. Walker, age 68 of Russellville passed away, Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville.
He was born February 8, 1950 at Dabney, Arkansas to the late Clarence H. (C.H.) and Erma Hazel Pack Walker. He was a minister for Dublin Freewill Baptist Church in Scranton. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Faye Coffman Walker; one brother, Willard Walker and two sisters, Emlee Harris and Alene Bowden.
Survivors include his wife of 7 years, Donna Walker of Russellville; his children, Bro. Steven Walker and wife Alta of Hector, Sandy Heflin and husband Johnny of Atkins, Larry Dale and Joan Hill of Jerusalem, Brad Rose of Morrilton, Brandon Rose and wife Shannon of Dardanelle; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Hilles Walker of Hector, Wayne Walker and wife Paulette of Morrilton, Denver Walker and wife Jo Ann of Dover, Kenneth Walker; nine grandchildren, Lezle Walker, Justin Walker, Shelly Taylor, Tammy Sweeden, Tracy Wages, Chanda Britton, Lexy, Zane and Kamry Rose.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00P.M., Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Bro. Derek Stinnett and Bro. Shane Kasper officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector.
Pallbearers will be Scottie Foshee, Ronnie Molloy, Jeff Vincent, Benny Parks, Jerry Carter, Denver Ray Walker, Larry Klober and Mike Henderson.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Men of the Dublin Freewill Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 220 John Babish Lane, Russellville, Arkansas 72801.
DEBRA ELAINE HAYS WOODS - Matthew Section, Row S, Lot 17
Debra Elaine Hays Woods, 62, of Lexington,Virginia died Sunday, March, 25 2018, at her home.
Born April 2, 1955, in New Jersey, she was the daughter of Raymond Hays and Virginia Coffman Hays. Debra was a member of Lexington Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her husband, David A. Woods; her children Mathew Gregory (Yenny) of Memphis, Tenn., Sarah Loveless (Todd), of Marietta, Ga., and Joshua Woods of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Linda Sunner (Rick), of Swansea, Ill.; a brother, Tim Hays (Christy), of Hector; and three grandchildren, Gabrielle Loveless, Madison Loveless and Tyler Turner.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Lexington Presbyterian Church with Dr. William Kline officiating.
Graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday May 19, 2018, at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector.
Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home and Crematory, Lexington, Va.
ELIZABETH SUE (STUART) BROWN - Matthew Section, Row E, Lot 26
Elizabeth Sue (Stuart) Brown, 63, of Hector, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at her home. She was born January 28, 1955, in Flint, Michigan.
She was a member of the Elks Lodge #2311 of Harrison and the Hector Presbyterian Church. She served in the United States Marine Corps.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Grace Tripp. She is survived by her husband, Ken Brown; brother, Brett W. Stuart of Maumelle; and sister, Mary A. Bowman of Richmond Hill, Georgia.
A graveside memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, March 16, at Walnut Grove Cemetery with Rev. Joe Bass officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins.Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Stuart, Brett Stuart and Aaron Bass.
JANE BAILEY BARNHOUSE - John Section, Row S, Lot 19
Jane Bailey Barnhouse, 79, of Sherwood, AR, died Sunday, February 9, 2018, at her residence. The daughter of Ragan and Millie Ida Belle (Baker) Bailey, she was born July 20, 1938, in Russellville.
She loved working in her yard, supporting her grandchildren in their sports activities, and loved doing things to care for her family. She always displayed a happy, care-free spirit that was contagious to all those who loved and knew her. Before her retirement, she was a Human Resource Administrator with Heritage Publishing Company.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband of 24 years, James E. Barnhouse. She is survived by her son, Randy Barnhouse of Russellville; two daughters, Karen Baker of Sherwood, and Kathy Baker of Vicksburg, MS; a brother, James Bailey (Judy) of Russellville; two nephews, Jon Bailey (Melanie) of Pennsylvania, and Jimmy Bailey (Kelle) of Georgia; four grandchildren, Jeremy Baker, Erin Williams (Eddy), Payton Baker (Tamara) and Leigh Ann Webb; five great grandchildren, Haylee Baker, Alakai Baker, Aria Williams, Axel Williams, and Rylin Baker; and many other relatives.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00AM, Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Humphrey Chapel. Rev. Darwin Barnhouse and Major Mike Barnhouse will officiate.
Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector, by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Wednesday, at the funeral home. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.
EVELYN "MUTT" NOLAN PARRISH - John Section, Row M, Lot 09
Evelyn “Mutt” Parrish, 89, of Hector, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 29, 2018, at Dardanelle Nursing & Rehab Center.
The daughter of Will and Gertrude (Parks) Nolan, she was born February 16, 1928, near Appleton. She married Leamon L. Parrish, on November 7, 1943, at New Madrid, Missouri and they enjoyed 74 years sharing life and farming together. Before Evelyn became sick with Dementia, she loved working in her garden and flower beds, canning vegetables, sewing and making hundreds of quilts. She had a special love caring and cooking for the sick in the community. She was a faithful member of the Welcome Home Free Will Baptist Church and enjoyed worshipping and serving her Lord with her church family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenny “KP” & Nancy Cochran Parrish; three granddaughters, Amanda White, Lana Beth & Shawna Beth Parrish; a great great grandson, Braxton Huffman; as well as several brothers & sisters. Evelyn is survived by her husband, Leamon Parrish of Hector; one daughter, Nelda Owens of Centerville; a son, Glen Parrish (Sharon) of Hector; four grandchildren, Lisa Gray (Billy), Tracy Lusk (Ronald), both of Russellville; Jonathan Parrish (Casey) of Clarksville, and Kay Leigh Parrish of Hector; nine great grandchildren, Chris Gray, Heather Huffman, Jennifer Rice, Kristen Nuckols, Seth Lusk, Ben Lusk, and Laurie, Chloe & Lilly Parish; nine great great grandchildren, Heylie Gray, Devin Nuckols, Zane Gray, Cole Huffman, Kashton Gray, Quinton Chronister, Klair Burns, and Bristol Nuckols; and numerous other nieces, nephews & relatives.
Funeral Service will be held at 2:00PM, Friday, February 2, 2018, at Welcome Home Free Will Baptist Church, 233 Welcome Home Road, Hector. Rev. Troy Coffman and Chris Gray will officiate. Active pallbearers are: Billy Gray, Chris Gary, David Rice, Ronald Lusk, Seth Lusk, Ben Lusk, Justin Nuckols, and Matt Huffman. Honorary pallbearers are: Devin Nuckols, Cole Huffman, Zane Gray, Quinton Chronister, Jonathan Parrish and Kashton Gray. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector, by Humphrey Funeral Service.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.
NORMAN DAVID MORRIS - John Section, Row O, Lot 06
Norman David Morris (March 6, 1935 - January 28, 2018) age 82 of Portland, Tennessee died Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Henderson Medical Center in Hendersonville, Tennessee. He was born March 6, 1935 in Hector, Arkansas to the late Dave and Ollie Mae Cobb Morris.
He was a boat captain for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Darter Morris; two brothers, Willis Ray Morris, Bobby Jean Morris and one sister, Lou Van Hollabaugh. Survivors include his children, Ricky Morris, Toni Tackett (Butch), Susan Koop, Rhonda Strange (Scott); stepchildren, Larry Nichols (Shirley), Linda Thomason (William), Ralph Myers (Regina); two sisters, Verbal Hurtado (Herby), Mabel Rhodes (Whiskers); eighteen grandchildren; twenty- four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00P.M., Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector. Visitation will be held Wednesday, 5:00P.M. to 7:00P.M. at the chapel. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
KENNETH "K,P," LEE PARRISH - John Section, Row T, Lot 24
Kenneth “KP” Lee Parrish, 69, of Hector, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born December 8, 1948, in Hector, the son of Leamon Parrish and Evelyn Hill.
Anyone that knew “KP” knew he loved being in his log truck daylight to dark. He died a happy man doing what he loved hauling logs. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Nancy Kay Cochran Parrish; one daughter, Amanda White; and one great-grandson, Braxton Huffman.
He is survived by his parents; one daughter, Tracy and husband Ronald Lusk of Russellville; 4 grandchildren, Heather and husband Matt Huffman of Hector, Kristen “KT” and husband Justin Nuckols of Hector, Seth Lusk and wife Brianna of London, and Ben Lusk and fiancee Kristen of Russellville; 5 great-grandchildren, Devin Nuckols, Cole Huffman, Quinton Chronister, Klair Burns, and Bristol Nuckols; sister, Nelda Owens of Centerville; brother, Glen Parrish and wife Sharon of Hector; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services are 10:00 AM, Thursday, January 11, at Lemley Chapel with Bro. Roy Chisum and Bro. Jamie Burris 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 Seth Lusk, Ben Lusk, Matt Huffman, Justin Nuckols, Jonathon Parrish, and Chris Gray. Honorary pallbearers are great-grandsons Devin Nuckols, Cole Huffman, and Quinton Chronister.
Online obituary and condolences are available at www.lemleyfuneral.com.
DOROTHY IVESTER KREIS - Calvary Section, Row A, Lot 5
Dorothy Ivester Kreis, age 89, of Plumerville, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. She was born March 28, 1928 in Ironton, Missouri, a daughter of the late James Ivester and Mae Pratt Ivester. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Plumerville.
Dorothy had four sons and one daughter; Raymond "Butch" Moreland, who preceded her in death, Garry Moreland, Charles Moreland, Russell Moreland, and daughter Diann Huddleston; grandchildren, Lisa Moreland, Travis Moreland, Sheila Moreland Proctor, Josh Moreland, Larry Huddleston Jr., Kimberly Huddleston Russell, Charles "Chuck" Huddleston, and Michelle Schmitz; great grandchildren, Allen Huddleston, Abby Huddleston, Noah Huddleston, Jeffrey Proctor, Ashton, Maddison and London Moreland, Aidan and Rani Fanning, Haley Russell Raney and Jacey Russell and Kinsley Schmitz; great-great grandchildren, Levi Raney, Chase Huddleston and Sierra Schmitz.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Harris Chapel with burial at Walnut Grove Cemetery near Hector, Arkansas, by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Harris Chapel.
REV CARRELL WILLIAM HANNA - Calvary Section, Row T, Lot 01
Rev. Carrell William Hanna Sr. age 84, of Hattieville, died Thursday, November 23, 2017, at home. He was born on July 9, 1933, in Granny Hollow to George William and Gracie Pearl Rankin Hanna.
He was a member of Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church, an ordained minister for 63 years, and was also a mason.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Irene Hanna; a brother, Euell Hanna; four sisters, Lillie Olivia Hanna, Loretta Edwards, Georgia Langford, and Joyce Vale; three grandsons, Carrell William Hanna III, Joey Lee Hanna, and Josh Coats.
Survivors include his wife, Glenna Faye Hanna of Hattieville; four sons and daughters-in-law, Carrell William and Yvonne Hanna of Hector, George Edward and Sheila Hanna of Hector, Ernie Fryer of Old Hickory, Johnny and Nancy Fryer of Morrilton; four daughters and sons-in-law, Janis Elaine and David Reno of Hector, Brenda Ruth and Mike Henderson of Hector, Martha Noll of St. Vincent, and Susie Coats of Cleveland; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Louis and Kay Hanna, and James and Georgia Hanna all of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred and Marion Thompson of Skiatook, Oklahoma, and Faye and Gary Howard of Tulsa, Oklahoma; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., on Monday, November 27, 2017, at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. James Chronister and Bro. Troy Coffman officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery and under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 1-2 p.m., at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Harvey Roberts, Michael Henderson, David Reno Jr., Jeremy Hice, Jeffrey Coats, Johnny Reno, Trace McGee, and Stephen, Donnie, and Joshua Hanna.
JOHNNIE REE BAILEY - Abraham Section, Row C, Lot 13
Johnnie Ree Bailey, 77, of Pottsville, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Legacy Heights Nursing in Russellville. She was born September 4, 1940, in Sulfur Rock, daughter of the late Joe and Hazel Green Sanders.
She loved her kids and grandkids and was known as ‘grandma to all.’
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Elliot Bailey; and a son, Gary Dean Bailey. She is survived by a son, Cavin Derrick Bailey and wife Dannielle of Pottsville; grandson, Matthew William Bailey of North Little Rock; and granddaughter, Kaitlinn Elizabeth Bailey of Pottsville.
Visitation is from 11:00-noon, Monday, November 27, at Lemley Chapel in Atkins. Funeral services will follow at noon with Rev. Jeremy Mathis officiating. Private burial is in Walnut Grove Cemetery under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins.
Pallbearers are Dale Stroud, Larry Huffman, Matt Bailey and Kevin Harris.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in her honor be made to Rock Springs Church in Hector. Online obituary and condolences are available at www.lemleyfuneral.com.
DON ROBERT ROWLANDS - (John Section, Row K, Lot 10)
Don Robert Rowlands, 63, affectionately known by his children and grandchildren as "Diddy", entered the gates of Heaven to enjoy his reward on Friday, November 3, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents Bob and Fern Rowlands, and mother-in-law, Ann Churchill.
Don was a member of Russellville First Assembly of God and an employee of Arkansas Nuclear One until his retirement in 2011. After his retirement he enjoyed farming, hunting, and building, creating, and repurposing old things into new things.
Don never met a stranger nor failed to share a funny or pertinent anecdote. He was always the life of the party and a source of great entertainment at family gatherings.
Don had a deep and abiding faith in his Lord Jesus Christ. He was a good and faithful servant, from his first day to his last.
He was wise, and strong, and steadfast in his love for his family and friends. He trusted God's faithfulness and shared that peace with others. Left to cherish his memory and pass on his legacy are his wife, Janis Churchill Rowlands; daughters, Elyse Rowlands Tippin (Dylan), and Grace Rowlands Caldwell (Shawn); grandsons, Levi Welsh and Asher Tippin; granddaughters, Mia and Eden Caldwell; brother, Gary Rowlands; sister, Janie Witt (James Lee); father-in-law, Jamie Churchill; sisters-in-law, Judi Churchill, Christia Churchill (Megan); brothers-in-law, Jeff Churchill (Ester), Tres' Churchill (Maia); many beloved nieces and nephews, lifelong and dear friends Sidney Gray, Gary McDonald, and Larry Don Smith.
Don had many friends; too many to name, but not one less loved.
He will forever be missed and his memory will be cherished and a blessing. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 8, 2017, with visitation to follow, at Russellville First Assembly of God, officiated by the Rev. Dean Caldwell, the Rev. Ronnie Morris, and the Rev. Michael Norberg and under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Burial will be private in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector.
Memorial contributions may be made to Russellville First Assembly of God's Foreign Missions Team, 124 East G Street, Russellville AR 72801 and Gideon's International, P.O. Box 1604 Russellville AR 72811, or a charity of your choice in Don's honor.
"It's been quite a party, ain't it?" (Gus to Woodrow in Lonesome Dove)
GLEN SCOTT HAYS - Paul Section, Row H, Lot 44
Glen Scott Hays, 55, of Russellville, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2017 at his home in Russellville. A son of Glen and Peggy Ashmore Hays, he was born June 18, 1962 in Plainfield, NJ.
He was a Graduate of Russellville High School. He was a former fireman with Russellville Fire Department. Scott’s accomplishments included being a loving father, grandfather and hardworking. Scott attended Appleton Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed hunting arrowheads, loved being outdoors and spending time with family. He was preceded in death by his dad, Glen D. Hays.
Scott is survived by his mother, Peggy Lawrence (Duane) of Russellville;
two sons, Brandon Hays (Lupe) of Dardanelle and Joshua Hays (Ashley) of Russellville; daughter, Sarah Hegeman (Spencer) of Russellville; seven grandchildren, Adelyn Hegeman, Preston Hull, Alexander Hays, Zackary Hays Brayden Hays, Kash Hegeman, Peyton Hays; two Brothers, Allen Hays of Globe, AZ and Richard Hays of Hattiesburg, MS; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral Service will be held at 2:00PM, Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Humphrey Chapel. Rev. Chad Duvall will officiate. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Wednesday, at the funeral home. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.
NICHOLAS “NICK” LEE SCHEMBRA - John Section, Row C, Lot 20
Nicholas "Nick" Lee Schembra, Died October 28, 2017 and age 35 of North Little Rock formerly of Hector passed away unexpectedly. He was born July 7, 1982 at Russellville to Nicky Paul and Debra Lee Biffle Schembra.
Nick was a great cook and even better Florist, Wedding Planner and Interior Decorator. He was a Teleflora Board member since 2015. In 2016 he moved to the executive board as vice president. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Lola Schembra and Jack and Willidean “Cutter” Biffle.
Survivors include his parents; brother, Shane Schembra (Kaitlyn) of Russellville; two half-sisters, B.J. Garner of Russellville and Sherry Bishop (Greg) of Dover. one nephew, Kris Schembra of Russellville; two nieces, Gabriella Zmudzinski of Little Rock and Isabella Schembra of Russellville and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, November 13, 2017 at Cornwell Funeral Home Chapel with Ray Edwards officiating. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. in the Chapel.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Poynor, Daniel Schembra, Charles Schembra, Guy Schembra, Mike Biffle, Brian Bond, Toby Renard and Keith Marable. Honorary Pallbearers will be Loyd Schembra, Sammy Hunter, Dennis Huffman, Hunter Huffman, Phillip Schembra, Darrell Schembra, Kenny Schembra and Brad Schembra.
The family would like to thank everyone who helped them find their precious Nick.
Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com.
JOHN MATHEW KREIS - Calvary Section, Row A, Lot 04
John Mathew Kreis, age 85, of Plumerville, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017. He was born May 22, 1932 in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, a son of Delois Kreis and Nanny Kreis. He retired October 1, 1972 as a Master Sergeant of the Air Force and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy "Ivester" Kreis of Plumerville; children, Mark (Vickie) Kreis of Jonesboro, Mike (Darla) Kreis of Indianapolis, Indiana, Kelly (John) Mazza of Massachusetts, Eric (Tina) Kreis of Massachusetts, Garry (Sally) Moreland of Belle Vista, Diann (Larry) Huddleston of Plumerville, Charles (Linda) Moreland of Lake Village, and Russell Moreland of Memphis, Tennessee; twelve grandchildren, one great grandchild, and extended family. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bill; and sisters, Ann, Ollie, and Virginia.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 15, at the Harris Chapel. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery near Hector by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service, at the funeral home.
WILLARD M. WALKER - Mark Section, Row N, Lot 11
Willard M. Walker, 83, of Russellville, formerly of Hector, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Stella Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Russellville. A son of Clarence and Erma Hazel Pack Walker, he was born June 28, 1934, in Dabney, AR. He was a farmer and attended the Hector Assembly of God. He was preceded in death by his wife Jean Walker; his parents; and two sisters, Alene Bowden and Emlee Harris, both of Russellville.
Willard is survived by five brothers: Hilles of Hector; Wayne (Paulette) of Morrilton; Bud (Donna) and Kenneth both of Russellville; and Denver (Jo Ann) of Dover; and many other relatives.
Graveside Service will be at 2:00PM, Thursday, September 7, 2017, at Walnut Grove Cemetery at Hector by Humphrey Funeral Service. Rev. Jeremy Mathis will officiate. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, in the funeral home chapel.
JACK GARLIN COSSEY - Calvary Section, Row N, Lot 16
Jack Cossey, age 64, of Pottsville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 05, 2017 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born to Garlin and Gussie Hull Cossey on February 4, 1953, in Russellville, Arkansas.
He was a member of the Antioch Freewill Baptist Church and the National Rifle Association. He was a foreman at the highway department for 34 years before retiring. Jack was an avid hunter and fisherman.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Cossey. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Cossey of Pottsville; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Melissa Cossey of Dardanelle; three daughters, Keri Cossey of Fayetteville, Brandy Smith of Union City, Tennessee, and Lexie Smith of Hot Springs; his mother, Gussie Cossey of Russellville; a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Jason Prince of Russellville; six grandchildren, Vanessa Bradley, Rijks Findley, Jacob Cossey, Tanner Roland, Caleb Blaylock, and Kaylee Cossey; two brothers-in-law, Charles Phillpot and his wife, Pam of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Henry Branch and his wife, Evelyn of Dallas, Texas; and his beloved dog, Simon.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector with the Rev. Herbert Tilley officiating and under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
TOMMY MAC CROUCH - John Section, Row D, Lot 21 (will be interred in the spring of 2018)
Tommy Mac Crouch died at Jamestown Health and Rehab in Rogers on July 31, 2017, from the effects of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD). He was born in Hector on Sept. 29, 1938, the only son of Floyd and Susie McAlister Crouch.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rebecca Harper Crouch; his daughter, Carla Crouch Tate and husband Vince; and three granddaughters, Ellery, Willa and Lucy, all of Rogers; two sisters, Linda Tucker and husband Sonny and Carol Moyers and husband David, all of Hamburg; and four nephews. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents and his older sister, Billie Sue Borgelin.
Raised in the Freewill Baptist Church, he became a Methodist as a teenager. Tommy graduated with the Rison High School class of 1956. His college education at Arkansas A&M was interrupted by two years of U.S. Army active duty as a cryptographer at Fort Bragg, N.C.
After military service, he moved to Hamburg and met Home Extension agent Rebecca Harper, who became the cornerstone of his life. He graduated from A&M with a degree in accounting in 1965.
Tommy began his career at Russell Brown Accounting Firm in Little Rock. He and Becky moved to Hope in 1967, where they lived for over 30 years. Paul Klipsch, a client of his accounting firm, convinced Tommy to join his business as financial officer. When he retired from Klipsch & Associates, he was vice president of the company, the producer of the finest loudspeakers in the world.
Tommy then became interested in the miniature golf course boom in resort areas. He and friend Jimmy Lester designed and built Gator Golf, the first miniature golf course in Branson, Mo. Tommy later built Gator Golf miniature golf courses in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Kissimmee, Fla., Fayetteville, Fort Smith and Hot Springs. His final project was Gator Park in Little Rock, which included miniature golf, go-carts and games.
After he was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in 2012, Tommy and Becky moved to Rogers to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren. Due to early diagnosis, his medical regimen slowed the progression of LBD, allowing him several years to enjoy his family and friends.
It was Tommy’s wish to have his body donated for medical research concerning LBD. A celebration of his life will be held in the spring when his ashes are returned to Hector.
Memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Grove Cemetery, c/o Janice Mitchell, 1464 Welcome Home Rd, Hector, AR 72843.
IDA EVELYN PACK CARR - John Section, Row Q, Lot 03
Ida Evelyn (Pack) Carr, 88, formerly of Hector, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017. Our precious Ida was born October 24, 1928, in Hector, daughter of the late John Roy Pack and Mary Josephine Walker Pack (McEntire).
She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Marshall McEntire; her loving husband, Cleburne Ray Carr; and 3 brothers and a sister-in-law, William Cletis Pack, Willard Clint Pack, and Kenneth Pack and wife Jeanette.
Ida lived in Pope Co, Ark most of her life, where she met the love of her life Ray Carr. They were married in 1948 and had 3 children: Donnie Ray Carr (Tammy), Carol Hughes (Mike), both of California, and Rickey Carr (Karen) of Australia. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Nikki Pyeatt (Shane), Mandy Marconi (Matt), Renee Carr, Tammy Andrews (Jim), Sheila Jordan (Matt), Andrew Carr (Jenna) and David Carr; 9 great-grandchildren, Audrey & Amber Andrews, Johnny (Lauren), Andrew and Cooper Pyeatt, Bobby, Luke, and Chloe Marconi, and Raylynne Carr; one brand new great-great grandson, Troy Pyeatt; her siblings, Lelis Pack (Ramona), Fay Pack (Winnie), Pearlie Harmon (Ray), Larry Pack (Janet), Don Pack (Eunice), and Gwin Driskill (George); and a sister-in-law, Bonnie Pack. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Ida grew up around Nogo and Smyrna, Ark and attended school at Nogo. Ida and Ray made their home in the East Stockton & Linden, CA area where they took care of several acres of cherries. After Ray passed in 1972, Ida and her youngest son Rickey relocated to Hector, Ark in 1973. She lived in Hector for the rest of her life, up until she was stricken with Dementia, which progressed just over the last few years. She was a devout Christian, dedicating herself to family and faith. She attended the Hector First Assembly of God, where she was Sunday secretary for several years and also worked cleaning the church. Ida worked at the International Shoe Company in Russellville, cleaning Happy Valley Church, and cleaned at Hector Elementary School.
Ida dedicated her life to family and the Lord Savior Jesus Christ. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, hunting, fishing, walking, yardwork, and singing gospel music. She loved to get together and sing with her brothers and sisters, where they made the rounds to retirement homes, local events or just in the comfort of their living rooms. She was well known for her good old -fashioned cooking and her love for desserts! She made a famous “Mexican Cornbread” (hotter than most!) and loved to bake German sweet chocolate cake. Ida loved to laugh and people watch. She travelled many summers to Arizona and California to spend time with her children and grandchildren. She loved to travel around on her summer vacations and see new things. One of her favorite destinations was the Ponderosa Ranch in North Lake Tahoe where they filmed the old western “Bonanza”, and Big Trees State Park where she enjoyed many family picnics and scenic walks. Ida was 88 years old when she entered into eternal peace to be with her Savior. She will be dearly missed, but all memories cherished forever.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 5, at Hector First Assembly of God with Rev. Dean Caldwell and Bro. Kenneth Bull officiating. Burial is in Walnut Grove Cemetery under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, at Lemley Chapel.
Pallbearers are Vince and Randy Pack, Allen Driskill, Randy Carr, Wayne McAlister, and Jim Andrews. Honorary pallbearers are Donnie and William Carr.
BILLIE JEAN COSSEY - Calvary Section, Row D, Lot 17
Billie Jean Cossey, 82, of Russellville, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Baptist Health and Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born December 6, 1934, in Scottsville, to Lonnie Lee and Lena Metilda Murphy.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Lee V. Cossey; and a great-grandchild, Ezra Cruz.
Survivors include her son, Larry Lee Cossey of Dover; two daughters, Patricia Ann Stewart and Kathy Durant, both of Russellville; a brother, Sonny Murphy and his wife, Bernice of Blytheville; three sisters, Florence Morris of Leachville, Brenda and her husband, Kenny Carmicheal of Monette and Virginia Murphy of Monette; two sisters-in-law, Sherry Cossey and Gussie Cossey, both of Russellville; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hector with the Rev. James Findley and the Rev. Randy Findley officiating and under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5:00-6:00 p.m., at Shinn Funeral Service.