The Times Obits-Wa to Wh

The Times Obit Listings Wa to Wh

WadeMarjorie
A.
Marjorie A. Wade, 61, of North Little Rock, a talented artist and a longtime water aerobics instructor at the YWCA who also volunteered her time to needy causes, died Saturday, Feb. 17, after a long battle with cancer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Ann Burgess, twin brothers, Jerry Woods and Kenneth Burgess.

Mrs. Wade is survived by her husband of 42 years, Allan D. Wade; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Michael Stroup of Cabot; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Karrie Wade of North Little Rock; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday Feb. 21, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Luke Flesher officiating. Interment was in Little Rock National Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.; nlrt3/1/2001

WagnerHenry
Theodore
Henry Theodore Wagner, 90, of St. Louis, Mo., the retired site supervisor for Henry Brothers, Constructin who oversaw the building of more than 30 churches in Central Arkansas, died Sunday, March 8.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Ann Wagner; sons, Joseph R. Wagner, Hermina L. Wagner Wilson, Dee Wagner Hinkle, Thomas P. Wagner; and 10 grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church, one of the churches he built, on Wednesday, March 11. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Cardinal Ritter Isntitute, Holy Innocents Adult Day Care Center, 4483 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63103 or Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church, 1003 North Tyler, Little Rock, Ark. 72205; nlrt3/26/1998

WalkerClarence F.Clarence F. Walker, 72, of Heber Springs formerly of North Little Rock, died Sunday, Oct. 18. He was born in North Little Rock to Earl and Mildred (Hazelwood) Walker. After receiving his education, he volunteered for active duty in the Air Force and served as a tail-gunner. He retired from Missouri-Pacific Railroad and served as a deacon for 40 years at Levy Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Heber Springs.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Charlene (Williams) Walker; son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Carolyn Walker of North Little Rock; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathie and John Wright of Heber Springs and Melinda and Roy Treat of North Little Rock; six grandchildren, Todd and Tracy Walker, Matthew Walker, Robyn, Kristin, Katie Wright, and Amber Treat; one great-grandchild, Bethany Walker; and one brother, Ed Walker of North Little Rock.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 21, at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Conley Williams officiating. Burial was in Edgewood Memorial Park.

The family request that memorials be made to Cleburne County Hospice, 115 W. Clinton, Heber Springs, Ark. 72543.; nlrt10/22/1998

WalkerE. Lorett
Mahan
E. Loretta Mahan Walker, 61, died Sunday, March 25.

Born in Williams, Ariz, she is survived by her husband Ray Walker; a son Tom; daughters, Janet, Debbie and Sandy; five grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society in Lorie's name.; nlrt4/5/2001

WalkerRev.
Ed
The Rev. Ed Walker, 75, of North Little Rock, a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and a former athletic director at North Little Rock Boys Club, died Saturday, March 25.

He was a retired electrician with Missouri Pacific Railroad, a former pastor of Crystal Valley Baptist Church for 18 years and a member of Crosspoint Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Leta Smith Walker; a son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Joni Walker of North Little Rock; a daughter, Karen Page of North Little Rock; five grandchildren, Johnnie Mayfield Jr., Michael Page, Katie Burnett, Deanne Spease and husband Timothy; and one great-grandson, Joshua Mayfield.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 28, at North Little Rock Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Tim McMinn and Gene Davis officiating. Burial services were private.

The family requests that memorials be made to North Little Rock Boys Club or Friendly Chapel Church of Nazarene Soup Kitchen.; nlrt3/30/2000

WalkerLouiseLouise Walker, 67, of Little Rock, a retired Employee of the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility, died Sunday, June 18. She was born in Dermott to the late Sam and Gestine Randolph.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cicero Walker Jr., a sister, Sarah Ann Neal, two brothers, Leon and Warren Randolph.

Survivors include six sistes, Vera Walker, Dorothy Scott, Georgia Wiley, Gestine Williams, Idell and Katie Randolph; and five brothers, Freeman, Frank, Leroy, Anthony and Sam Randolph Jr.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 24, at New Light Church of God in Christ with Elder Sam FLoyd officiating. Interment was in Rest in Peace Memorial Gardens in Hensley; nlrt7/6/2000

WalkerWilliam W.William Walla Walker,65, of 1505 Main Street, a machinist for the Missouri Pacific Lines for 23 years, died January 8 at his home. He was a native of Lonoke and had lived at North Little Rock for 63 years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Helen Bowen Walker; two sons, William Walker and Michael J. Walker, both of North Little Rock; a daughter, Mrs. Homer Whittle of North Little Rock; a brother, Carroll Walker of Los Angeles; a sister, Mrs. L.A. Weisbrod of North Little Rock and three grandchildren. Funeral was January 9 at Owens & Co. by Rev. C.O. Williams. Burial was in Edgewood Cemetery.; nlrt1/7/1960
WalkerWoodrow
J.
Woodrow J. Walker, 78, of North Little Rock, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15.

He was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Cabot. He is survived by his sister, Lucille Morris of Houston, Texas and four nieces. The funeral was Tuesday, December 17 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Cabot with Rev. John Kuhn officiating. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery; nlrt12/19/1996

WallaceW.G.W.G. Wallace, 81, died Monday April 7. He retired from the railroad, Missouri Pacific Railroad, now Union Pacific, after 46 years. Mr. Wallace was twice chosen to run MoPac's presidential trips, transporting the president of Missouri Pacific Railroad.

He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and a 32nd degree mason, member of Big #633. A member of Baring Cross Baptist Church in North Little Rock, a member of South Shore Park Association of Heber Springs and a member of Heber Springs Eastern Star #440. After retiring he enjoyed his favorite hobbies including fishing, hunting and traveling.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Irene Wallace and two children, Steven Wallace and Jeannie Johnson, both of Heber Springs; a brother, O.E. Wallace of North Little Rock; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 10, at Huson Funeral Home Chapel, with interment in Edgewood Memorial Park. The family requests that memorials be made to Baring Cross Baptist Church or Heart Association.; nlrt4/17/1997

WallsRoland W.Roland W. Walls, aged 23, died at the family residence, 1002 Poplar street, North Little Rock, at 12:15 a.m., Wednesday. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Walls; three brothers, William, Roosevelt and Leroy; three sisters, Mrs. Maudie Camp and Misses Liza and Donnie, all of North Little Rock. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Owens & Co.; nlrt8/3/27
WaltersLottie
Curry
Lottie Curry Walters, 81, of The Woodlands, Texas, formerly of North Little Rock, died Friday, April 30. She was a 50-year member of the Florence Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, worked for Dillard's department store for several years, and was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church She also lived a portion of her life in Austrailia and Searcy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Walters and a son, Charles Walters Jr. She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Spencer of Kingwood, Texas, and Deborah Wright of Benton; brother, Vernon Curry of Harligen, Texas; sister, Bessie Lane of Corpus Christi, Texas; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 4, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home with the Rev. S. Cary Heard officiating. Interment was in Oakland Cemetery.; nlrt5/6/1999

WardBertha
E.
Bertha E. Ward, Conway leader and co-founder of Ward Bus Co., died of natural causes in the early hours of Oct. 2, at age 91 at Conway Regional Medical Center.

Born in El Paso, Ark., on Dec. 30, 1908, she had moved to Conway in 1915, where she met her husband, David H. Ward.

The two founded Ward Bus Co. in 1938, where she worked for more than 50 years, watcing it grow from a very small operation into a company employing more than 1,100 people.

At the time of her death, Mrs. Ward was still a consultant to the Navistar Corp. She was a long-tiome member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Conway, where she taught the yung adults' Sunday school class for more than 40 years.

Mrs. Ward was involved over the years in numerous civic endeavors, incvluding the Faulkner County Historical Society (life-long member), the Conway Garden Club, the Cancer Board, the DConway Centennial of 1973 and the Bi-centennial Committee of 1986, and she hosted many teas and fundraisers for the town.

She also shared her colonial home on Caldwell for many good causes. She is survived by her three children, Dr. Wanda Jean Stephens of Little Rock and her sons, Greg, Kimbro, and Philip Stephens of Sherwood; Charles and Barbara Ward of Little Rock and his children, Douglas, David, and Erin Ward and Kristen Ward Panagopoulos; Steve and Elaine Ward of Conway and their children, Stephanie Ward Goetze, and Angela Bliss Baker, and Paul Ward.

She had 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the First Church of the Nazarene officiated by the Revs Jack Dell, Goege Andrews and Tim Kellerman; nlrt10/7/1999

WardElva
Earnest
Elva Earnest Ward, 82, of Sherwood died Sunday, July 5. He was a charter member and decon of Berean Baptist Church in North Little Rock. He was a member and past president of the Pulaski County Gospel Singing Club and also served as past president of the Six County Singing Club.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jesse Dale Ward and by his infant son, Edwin Lee Ward.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Verla Mea Ward; his children, Donna and Roger Akins of Sherwood, Phyllis and Ron Hayworth of Wichita, Kan., and Nevin and Carol Ward of Whichita Falls, Texas; 11 grandchildren, Russell and Lisa Akins, Karesa and Stacy Hawkins, Amber and Steven Keithly, Chad and Laura Hayworth, Phillip Ward, Justin Hayworth and Janetta Ward; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, J.L. Ward, and six sisters, Reba Gilmer, Melba DeBusk, Georgia Mae Bannister, Patsy Stephenson, Wilma McDaniel and Linda Vernell Gattis.

Funeral services were held Wednesday July 8, at Berean Baptist Church with the Rev. David Webb officiating. Interment was in Rest Hills Memorial Park. The family requests that memorials be made to Berean Baptist Church.; nlrt7/16/1998

WardHarrell
Dean
Harrell Dean Ward, 60, of North Little Rock, died Saturday, March 8.

He is survived by his mother, Verdie Gaddy of North Little Rock; an uncle, Noah Chrisco of Conway; and a cousin, Darrell Wilson of Bee Branch.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 10, in the Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. K. Alvin Pitt and the Rev. Lewis Campbell officiating. Interment was in Pine Mountain cemetery in Bee Branch.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.; nlrt3/20/97

WardRev.
Marion G.
Rev. Marion G. Ward, 85, of North Little Rock, died Friday, Dec. 6, in Heber Springs. He was retired secretary/manager for Arkansas Business and Truck Association and retired pastor of Ivy Chapel Christian Church, where he served for 28 years. He was a 32 Degree Mason, a Shriner and member of the Royal Order of Jesters and Pulaski County Mounted Patrol.

He is survived by three daughters, Sharon Bajorek of North Little Rock, Tink Bolin of Little Rock and Julie Rodgers of Heber Springs, seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth M. Ward.

Graveside services were held Monday, Dec. 9, at Ivy Chapel Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to Ivy Chapel Christian Church.; nlrt12/12/1998

WarfelJackJack Warfel, aged 72, died at his home, 501 1/2 East Washington avenue, North Little Rock at 8:40 o'clock Sunday morning. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Gertie Hill of Jackson, Miss., Mrs. Mary Bowen of Little Rock and Miss Billie Warfel, 501 1/2 East Washington avenue, North Little Rock. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Owens and Co. Chapel North Little Rock in charge of the Rev. L.Lee Gaines, pastor of the Nazarine church. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery. Mr. Warfel was a resident of North Little Rock for 28 years.; nlrt3/6/1929
WarhurstKeith
Aaron
Keith Aaron Warhurts, 37, of North Little Rock, died Friday, June 16. He was employed by United Parcel Service as a dispatcher for 19 years. He was a partner and owner of the previous Krispy Fried Chicken of North Little Rock and Sherwood.

He was preceded in death by his father, R.L. Warhurst of North Little Rock. Survivors include his mother, Shirley Warhurst of North Little Rock; a brother, Roger Warhurst of Lonoke; a sister, Sherry Gann of North Little Rock; three nephews; and one niece.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 21, at Roller-Owens Funeral home with interment in Rest Hills Memorial Park. The family request that memorials be made to the American heart Association.; nlrt 6/29/2000

WarhurstR.L.R.L. Warhurst, 65, of North Little Rock, died Monday, Dec. 8. He was a retired Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, with 22 years service as a Recruiting Officer. After retiring, he was with the Veterans Administration as a Loan Guaranty Officer. He also owned and operated Krispy Fried Chicken in North Little Rock.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Burlison Warhurst; two sons, Roger Warhurst of Lonoke and Keith Warhurst of North Little Rock; daughter Sherry Gann of North Little Rock; four grandchildren, Jason and Jonathan Warhurst and Bart and Amber Gann.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Rest Hills Memorial Park.

The family requests that memorials be made to 47th Street Baptist Church.; nlrt12/25/1997

WarrenCharles
Edgar
Charles Edgar Warren, 83, of North Little Rock, a retired electrician for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, died Tuesday, Aug. 3. He was an Army veteran who served in World War II and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in North Little Rock.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Eileen Warren; brother, John H. Warren; daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Larry Grisham; two granddaughters, Lorie Moore and Michelle Grisham; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 5, in Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Funeral chapel. Burial was at Edgewood Memorial Park.; nlrt8/12/1999

WarrickBertha Mrs. Bertha Hudson Warrick, 51, of 1203 Pike Avenue, wife of Alert L Warrick, died December 19 at a Little Rock hospital. She was born at Adamsville, Ala. and had lived at North Little Rock for 30 years. Other survivors include her daughter, Miss Pamela Warrick of North Little; two brothers, Lloyd Hudson of Lexington, Ky., and Harold Hudson of Wisconsin, and three sisters, Mrs. E.L. Grady and Mrs. Charles Cone of Little Rock, and Mrs. Amos Falls of Phoenix, Arizona. Funeral was December 22 at Owens & Co. by Rev. Wayne Smith. Burial was in Edgewood Cemetery.; nlrt1/7/1960
WeatherfordAudrey M.Audrey M. Weatherford, 80, of North Little Rock, a member of Levy Baptist Church, died Thursday, Nov. 25.

She was preceded in death by her husband William Weatherford, a daughter Carolyn Weatherford and a son, Ronnie Weatherford.

Survivors include a son, David Weatherford of New Orleans; daughter and son-in-law Susan and Paul Imhoff of North Little Rock; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, James Pierson of North Little Rock; two sisters, Lois Bryant of Ponca City, Okla., and Dorothy Juykendall of Choctaw.

Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 29, at Dunkard Cemetery in Austin, Ark.; nlrt12/2/1999

WeatherfordFloyd
D. Jr.
Floyd D. Weatherford Jr., 46, a dispatcher for the City of North Little Rock 911 Emergency Center, of North Little Rock died Saturday, Nov. 23. He was a veteran of the U.S.Army.

He is survived by his wife Susan Weatherford of North Little Rock; one son, Clarence Weatherford of Houston, Texas; one grandson, Christopher Weatherford of Houston; two sisters, Marilyn Rice of Jacksonville and Margaret Arnold of Washington, D.C; and his mother Mildred R. Skorcz of Jacksonville.

A memorial service was held on Monday, Nov. 2 at Huson Funeral Home with Chaplain Don Francis officiating.; nlrt11/28/1996

WeberVirginia
C. (Martin)
Virginia C. (Martin) Weber, 75, of North Little Rock, died Thursday, May 20. She was a member of Baring Cross Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by her husband, John Martin, she is survived by son and daughter-in-law, John W. and Marilyn Martin, of North Little Rock; two sisters, Wilma Glover of North Little Rock and Juanita Smith of Dell; and two grandchildren, Michelle Gay and husband Jarrod and Brad Martin.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 24, at the North Little Rock Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Marty Watson officiating. Burial was in Edgewood Memorial Park.; nlrt5/27/1999

WeberWalterWalter Weber, 77, of North Little Rock, a retired special education teacher, died, Saturday, Oct. 23.

He was a past president of Parents Without Partners, avid antique collector and story writer. He was a wonderful, loving and understanding man who touched many people's hearts.

He is survived by children Mark and Gail; grandchildren Victor and Alexis; and sister, Marion Holman, all of North Little Rock; a close friend Nell Holm; and his true companion "Stormy," his dog. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Griffin Leggett/Rest Hills Chapel. The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.; nlrt10/28/1999

WeedmanMyrnaMyrna Weedman, 84, of North Little Rock, died Monday, Aug. 9. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in North Little Rock.

Survivors include her daughter, Jackie Carter of North Little Rock; grandson, Doug Carter and wife, Karen of Sherwood; one great-grandson; two sisters; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 11, at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Pinecrest Memorial Park.; nlrt8/19/1999

WeghorstDoris
E.
Dorie E Weghorst, 92, of North Little Rock, a retired secretary with the Internal Revenue Service, died Thursday, March 22.

She is survived by her husband Raymond A. Weghorst; a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond E. and Madelin Weghorst; and two grandchildren, Matthew Weghorst and Laura Elizabeth Weghorst.

A graveside service was held Monday, March 26 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha, Neb.; nlrt4/5/2001

WeidmanCharles
George
Jr.
Charles George Weidman Jr., 68, of Little Rock, died Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Born in Bronx, N.Y., he attended Columbia University and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.

He was branch manager for IBM for the Arkansas territory and later president of First Federal Savings & Loan in Hot Springs. He was an avid model railroad enthusiast and an accomplished gardener. He was also a gifted grandfather clockmaker and repaired cameras in his retirement.

Survivors include three daughters, Liz Adams, Mary Grace Goodwin, Angela Rial; on son, Charles C. Weidman; five grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was held Friday, Jan. 15, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew. Burial was in Pinecrest Memorial Park.

The family requests that memorials be made to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society or The American Lung Association of Arkansas.; nlrt1/28/1999

WelchHobert
Cecil
Sr.
Hobert Cecil Welch, Sr., 81, of North Little Rock, retired from the old Veterans Hospital in Little Rock after 33 years as a nurse assistant, died Wednesday, May 17. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he served in the infantry for three years.

Survivors include his wife of almost 53 years, Alphia "Chubby" Welch; two sons and daughters-in-law, Hobert Cecil and Lynna Welch, Jr. of Memphis, Timothy Denton and Debbie Welch of Sherwood; two grandchildren, Jennifer Welch and Zachary Brown; lots of nieces and nephews and one special niece, Freda Graber of Benton.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 2, at the North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. James Ray Raines, Allen Brown and Mike Silvey officiating. Burial was at Pinecrest Memorial Park.

The family request that memorials be made to lynchview Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund or Gideons.; nlrt5/25/2000

WellmanThomas
Frank
Thomas Frank Wellman, 75, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, Aug. 12. He was a minister of the Church of Christ, a carpenter and a WWII Army Veteran.

Survivors include his wife Mildred Myers Wellman of Jacksonville; four daughters, Barbara Latta of Mt. Pleasant, texas; Charlene Poole of Hooks, Texas; Tansy Newell of Quitman, Ark.; and Robbie harvey of Jacksonville; two sisters, Icle Woos of Princton, Texas; and Lillie Welch of Horseshoe Bend, Ark.; an Aunt Opal Jones of Holiday, Texas; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 15, at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home. Interment was in Chapel Hill Memorial Park.; nlrt8/21/1997

WellsJohn D.John D. Wells, 74, of North Little Rock, died Friday, March 14.

He was a Army veteran of WOrld War II and was of the Presbyterian faith. He is survived by four children; one step-son; one brother, Hugh Wells; several grandchildren; lifetime friend, Ray Trantham; friend and companion, Trudy Lynch.

Graveside services were held Monday, March 17, at Little Rock National Cemetery.; nlrt3/20/97

WellsPauline
Hilliard
Pauline Hilliard Wells, 77, of North Little Rock, died Saturday, Jan. 29, in her home. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in North Little Rock.

She was preceded in death by husband, John T. Wells; son, Williams E. Wells and her parents, Elbert and Maude Hilliard.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas E. Wells of Sherwood and Travis L. Wells of North Little Rock; five daughters, Shirley A. Holt of Little Rock, Frances M. Keaton of Sherwood, Ellen R. Thompson of Hot Springs, Shelia J. Conrad of Sherwood and Martha D. Kennedy of Sherwood; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Hilliard of North Little Rock; three sisters, Agnes Poland and Louise Hubbard of Heber Springs and Faye Bailey of Wynne; and a dear friend, Emily French.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 1, at North Little Rock Funeral Home. Interment followed at Arkansas Memorial gardens, Old Jacksonvile Hwy.; nlrt2/10/2000

WendlerRuby
Smith
Ruby Smith Wendler, 75, of North Little Rock, retired from First Commercial and Regions banks, died Saturday, Feb. 5. She was the widow of William H. Wendler.

Survivors include two sisters, Bobbie Wallace of North Little Rock and Adelle Mattox of Little Rock; three nephews, James Mattox and wife Sandy, Scott Jackson and wife Barbie and Stephen Jackson.

Graveside services were held Monday, Feb. 7, at Rest Hills Memorial Park.; nlrt2/24/2000

WestJoseph
Henry
Joseph Henry West, 83, of North Little Rock, a retired independent Arkansas Businessman, died Saturday, Dec. 9. He had volunteered for two periods of service in the U.S. Navy during World War II and as a ranking chief petty officer, he saw action primarily in the Mediterranean area. When World War II ended, he served as an instructor at the Eureka Springs Technical Institute.

He was preceded in death by one brother, B. C. West. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Juanita Norman West; three daughters, Linda West Joslin and her husband Dan, Brenda West and Jan West; and one grandson, Greg M. Joslin.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home chapel. The family requests that memorials be made to the National Parkinson Disease Foundation Inc. for research, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Miami, Fla. 33136; nlrt12/21/2000

WestPeggy
Neal
Peggy Neal West, 71, of Sherwood, died Wednesday, May 17. She was a memeber at Sylvan Hills First Baptist Church for 40 years and a member of the Joy Fellowship and the Deborah Sunday School Class.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Harrison West; four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Jimmy Henderson of Sherwood, Sandy and Mike Kindrick of Arlington, Tx, Tracy and Dick Hammons of North Little Rock, Ann and Bob Walker of Southlake, Tx; grandchildren, Kristin and Westly Henderson, AMy and Clayton Kindrick, Austin and Elizabeth Hammons, Ashley and John David Walker; one sister, Jean Sellers of Atlanta, Tx; and one brother, James T. Neal of Cleburne, Tx.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 19, at Sylvan Hills First Baptist Church, with interment at Rest Hills Memorial Park. The family requests that memorials be made to Sylvan Hills First Baptist Church; nlrt5/25/2000

WestWynona
Pearl
(Meredity)
Wynona Pearl (Meredith) West, 92, of North Little Rock, died Saturday, Nov. 28. She was a homemaker and a member of Levy Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, James N. West and George M. West, both of North Little Rock, and Norvell E. West of Denison, Texas; a daughter, Edwyna N. McCoy of Mayflower; a brother, Porter M. Meredith of Broken Bow, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Levy Baptist Church. Burial was in Edgewood Memorial Park. The family requests that memorials be made to Levy Baptist Curch.; nlrt12/24/1998

WesterJohnny
Ray
Johnny Ray Wester, 55, of North Little Rock, died Wednesday, May 26.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Wester; three daughters, Gayle Pitts, Joanie Fox and Terrie Wester; one brother, Terry Wester; one sister, Janie Maddox; stepdaughter, Sandra Lea Howard; and two stepsons, Terry Joe Isbell and Jeffery Lynn Isbell.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 1, at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Little Rock National Cemetery.; nlrt6/3/99

WetsellHelen S.Mrs. Helen Smith Wetsell, 54, of Route 4, widow of Robert K Wetsell, died February 2 at her home. Mrs. Wetsell was a cashier and bookkeeper for the Wright Servicer Company for 26 years. Survivors include a son, Harry O. Wetsell of Little Rock; her mother, Mrs. Ida Smith of North Little Rock; as brother, George M. Smith Jr. of Paris, and four grandchildren. Funeral was February 3 at Healey and Roth by Rev. M.E. Scott. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park.; nlrt 2/11/1960;
WhiteJennie B.Jennie B. White, 83, of North Little Rock, died Thursday, Feb. 13, in Hanford, Calif. She was the widow of Owen H. Wite, and a member of Amboy Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty "Pat" and Ted Borrecco of Hanford, Calif.; a granddaughter, Diane Van Ornum; and a grandson, Rocky Borrecco, both of California; two great-granddaughters; and one sister, Lola Hooks of Texas.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 18, at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Rest Hills Memorial Park.; nlrt2/20/97

WhiteJulian H.Julian H. White, 63, of North Little Rock, a retired Presbyterian minister, died Thursday, May 27.

He was formerly active in S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A and was District President and International Board Member with this organization.

Survivors include his wife, Betsy White; three daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Doug Auld of Paradise, Calif., Paula and Frank Steinsiek of Sherwood, Julie and Ross Wolfe of Benton; one sister Agnes Burnside of Clinton, Miss.; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 1, at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Rest Hills Memorial Park.; nlrt6/3/99

White-
Rocco
Lucille
"Rene
Lucille "Rene" White-Rocco, 48, of Scott, died Wednesday, July 7.

A Texas native, she worked as a secretary at UAMS and was a member of Pershing United Pentecostal Church, where she sang in the choir.

She is survived by a son, Bubba Lockett of Red Oak, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Ginger and Carl Talley of Venus, texas; mother, Alice White of Red Oak; one sister and brother-in-law, Linda and James Wyland of Red Oak; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 14, at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills chapel with the Rev. Richard Whittington officiating. Interment was at Rest Hills Memorial Park.

The family requests that memorials be made to Pershing United Pentecostal Church, 2650 Pershing Blvd., North Little Rock, AR 72190; nlrt7/22/1999

WhiteheadMatthew
"Matt"
Matthew "Matt" Whitehead, 20, of Jacksonville, died Sunday, Nov. 8. He was a 1997 graduate of Jacksonville High School.

Survivors include his mother, Sally Whitehead; brothers Patrick Jones and Stephen Whitehead; a sister, Tamme Voyles; four nephews; one niece; his grandmother, Reba Shell; and his fiancee, Kara Mullins.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 12, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Funeral Home.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Matthew Whitehead Memorial Fund at Superior Federal Bank.; nlrt11/19/1998

WhitehurstJohn
Oliver
John Oliver Whitehurst, 72, of North Little Rock, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, A native of Beebe, he was a member of Calvary Church of the Nazarene and a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Duluth Holland. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Whitehurst; two daughters, Linda Hardy and Barbara Smith, both of Little Rock; one step-daughter, Regina Graham of Sherwood; seven brothers, Harman Whitehurst of Jonesboro, James Whitehurst of Little Rock, Y.D. "Dude" Whitehurst, Jr. of Melbourne, Pete Whitehurst of Little Rock, Burnell Holcombe of Washington, Harvey Whitehurst of Louisiana and Austin Whitehurst of Little Rock; two sisters, Opal Dean Sharp of Cabot and Willa Sally of South Carolina; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 5, in the Calvary Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Billy Ford officiating. Interment was in Pinecrest Memorial Park. The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or CARTI; nlrt2/11/1999

WhittedJo
Ann
Garner
Jo Ann Garner Whitted, 60, formerly of Sherwood, died in Memphis, on Friday, Nov. 19.

She is survived by her husband, Karl Whitted; three sons, Blaine and Brian Hooten of Arkansas and Garner Whitted of Tennessee; grandchildren, Lynn, Josh and Carrie Hooten.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 22, at Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Pinecrest Cemetery.; nlrt11/25/99

WhittenErnestine
"Tina"
Ernestine "Tina" Whitten, 58, of North Little Rock, died Friday, Oct. 22, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She attended Fellowship Bible Church and spent her working years as a sales associate for the Fashion Corner women's wear store in North Little Rock.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Jimmy Whitten; two daughters Pam Yarbrough and husband, Freddie, of Maumelle, Christie Whitten of Dallas, Texas; one grandchild, Rachael Yarbrough; a brother and sister-in-law, Hank and Jerry Stanford of Tupelo, Miss.; a sister and brother-in-law, Fay and Bo Mercer of Mooreville, Miss.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 24, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Funeral Home. Burial was in Tupelo.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 3822, Little Rock, AR 72203 (501)664-3480.; nlrt10/28/1999

WhittenLeo
Washington
Leo Washington Whitten, 84, of North Little Rock, a World War II veteran who retired from Ft. Roots VA Hospital after 30 years as a manual arts therapist, died Sunday, Aug. 8.

He had been active in the Boy Scouts and the local Iris Society for many years. He was an avid gardner and especially enjoyed his family. He was also active as a "Golden Agers" at Faith Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Martha Jane Sullivan Whitten; one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Don M. Whitten, a dentist, and his wife Rita of Sherwood; and three granddaughters, Robin Whitten, Alison Whitten ad Lauren Whitten.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Faith Baptist Church with burial at Edgewood Cemetery. The family requests that memorails be made to the Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, 109 Tanglewood Dr., North Little Rock, AR 72118.; nlrt8/19/1999

WhittingTheo
Cook
Theo Cook Whitting, 82, of Sherwood, died Saturday, Sept. 26. Born in Alabama, she later moved to North Little Rock where she taught mathematics at North Little Rock High School, and for the Pulaski County Special School District.

She was past president of her PEO Chapter, past president of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary and past president of the Woman's City Club.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Henry Whitting; a daughter, Margaret Hall of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother and sister, and several nephews and nieces.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, Sept. 30, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1000 West Markham, Suite B-5, Little Rock, Ark., 72205-1412.; nlrt10/15/1998

WhittleHomer
Elmo
Homer Elmo Whittle of North Little Rock, a retired employee of Safeway Stores who was of the Methodist faith, died Wednesday, April 12.

Preceded in death by his wife, Jewell, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Bob Arick of North Little Rock; two sisters, Georgia Mae Trice of Arkadelphia and Helen Hiller of Oregon; granddaughter and husband, Misti and John Clark of North Little Rock; grandsons and wife, Jarrod and Debbie Petross of Cabot; two great-grandsons, John and Ryan Clark of North Little Rock.

Graveside services were Friday, April 14, at Pinecrest memorial Park in Alexander. The family requests that memorials be made to CBI Department of Belwood Elementary School in North Little Rock.; nlrt4/20/2000

WhortonSamSam Whorton, 67, of North Little Rock, died Thursday, March 20. He was a retired employee of Hall Tank Company.

Survivors include his wife, Inus (Sanders) Whorton; two sons, two daughters; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 24, at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.; nlrt3/27/97




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