Debra Lynn Elms, 47, of Coal Hill died Friday, May 7, 2010, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Eloy, Ariz., daughter of the late James and Alice O’brian O’dell, member of Hartman Volunteer Fire Department, and was preceded in death by two brothers, James O’dell and David Hughes; and one uncle, Jimmy O’brian.
Survivors include her children, Stacy Elms of Russellville, Jeannie Elms of Clarksville, David Elms and wife, Barbara, of Paris, and Brian Elms of Coal Hill; one brother, Randy Hughes of the Spadra Community; three sisters, Charolette Satterfield of Coal Hill, Susan McConnell of Arizona, and Angie Helms of Hartman; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Graveside memorial services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Macedonia Cemetery in Danville.
Elizabeth Jane (Betty) Morrow, 69, of Clarksville died Friday, May 7, 2010, at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith.
She was a daughter of the late Erich and Ada Hamilton Albat, widow of Willis Dean Morrow, member of River Valley Church of Christ, and was preceded in death by one brother, Erich Albat.
She is survived by two daughters, Lorri Spencer and husband, John, of Ohio, and Beth Morrow of Clarksville; two sons, Lee Morrow and wife, Debbie, and Erich Morrow, all of Ozone; stepmother, Roberta Albat; one sister, Glenda Marvel and husband, Larry, of Coal Hill; two brothers, Alex (Butch) Marshall of Illinois and Jim Albat and wife, Enid, of Coal Hill; one stepbrother, James Ervin Hampton and wife, Lisa; 11 grandchildren, David Morrow and wife, Lisa, Zachary Mabe and wife, Amber, Tiffany Hermosillo and husband, Jorge, Terri Morrow-Staggs, Joseph Sutliff and wife, Sara, Laurie Miller and husband, Allen, Ryan Morrow, Nikki Gray, Brooklynn Morrow, Laini Havener and Andrew Morrow; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Bobby Kuonen officiating. Burial was in Hess Cemetery at Coal Hill.
Active pallbearers were Allen Miller, Zachary Mabe, David Morrow, Ryan Morrow, Dan Walker, and Jorge Hermosillo.
Honorary pallbearers were Shawn Marshall, Joseph Sutliff, Joe Hurst, Donnie Baker, Jim Clark, and Larry Gentry.
Hershel Elijah Raburn, 77, of Clarksville died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Clarksville.
He was a son of the late Elijah and Jeannie Sanders Raburn, U. S. Army veteran, member and board member of Westside Full Gospel Church, automobile mechanic, and was preceded in death by one son, Mark Raburn; and two sisters, Effie Powers and Sue Poniski.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Raburn; three sons, David Raburn and wife, Lisa, of Clarksville, James Raburn and wife, Karen, of Lamar, and Danny Raburn and wife, Dian, of Coal Hill; one sister, Susan Hacker of Athens, Tenn.; one brother, Charles Raburn of Cleveland, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Westside Full Gospel Church with Rev. J.W. McEntyre officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were Paul Preston, Dale Wood, Larry Martin, Devo Ramsey, Harold Dixon, and Andy Raburn.
Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Burton, J.C. Poole, Keith Morrow, James Smith, Frank Tollison, and Ray Cowell.
James Eugene Gingerich, 87, of Stuttgart, father of Nomie (Bob) Fraser of Clarksville, died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Peggy Allison Gingerich; two other children, Joy (Rick) Graham of Vicksburg, Miss., and J.D. (Janet) Gingerich of Conway; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was a native of Stuttgart, son of the late Herman and Sue Gingerich, and was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Gilbert and Charles. He was a 1941 graduate of Stuttgart High School and received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Henderson State University. He retired in 1983 after serving 36 years as a classroom teacher, band director and middle school and elementary school principal and was honored by the Stuttgart Public School system by renaming an elementary school as “Gingerich Elementary.” He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a naval aviator communications officer as part of Squadron PB-207 engaged in enemy submarine patrol in the Atlantic, life-long member of Grand Avenue United Methodist Church where he was choir director for 27 years, and served in local, regional and international missions and was named by the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce as Volunteer Citizen of the Year.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m.Wednesday, May 12, at Grand Avenue United Methodist Church in Stuttgart with burial following in Lone Tree Cemetery under the direction of Turpin Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Grand Avenue United Methodist Church, Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Paul Hunnicutt, 61, of Russellville, brother of Richard Hunnicutt of Knoxville, died Saturday, May 1, 2010, at his home.
He was born in Lawton, Okla., to Roy and Vesta Millwood Hunnicutt, 1966 graduate of Plainview-Rover High School, served in the U.S. Navy where he received training in aviation mechanics and maintained the P3 for the Navy in Vietnam and was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. He completed a bachelor of science degree in psychology and a minor in sociology from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville in 1975, and was employed as a commodities buyer for National Home Centers prior to retirement this year. He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church where he was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the choir.
Survivors include his wife, Jannine Grossman Hunnicutt; two daughters, Teresa Lyon and husband, Greg, of Lancaster, Pa., and Kelly Prince and husband, Vince, of Van Buren; six grandsons, Dusten Russell, Adam Prince, and Malachi, Evan, Brennan and Simeon Lyon; one other brother, David Hunnicutt of Cadillac, Mich.; and two sisters, Sandra Morris of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Kay Bailey of Madison, Va.
A ceremony celebrating his life was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at First Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Blaine Rogers officiating.
Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville.
Full military honors were provided by the Rogers-Rye Post 2283 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Active pallbearers were Russell Thomas, Earl Steen, Jay Griffin, Carroll Jones, Dick Eubanks and Danny Russell.
Honorary pallbearers were Bryan Hunnicutt, Dusten Russell, Adam Prince, Rick Delcamp and Vince Prince.
Memorials may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church, Panama Missions Fund, 1103 E. L St., Russellville, AR 72801.