Donna Hall, age 66, quietly went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Aug. 30, 2013, in Clinton, Ark. Donna was born Sept. 16, 1946, in Little Rock, Ark., the daughter of Judon and Martha Hawley (Simpkins).
She was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her husband, Michael Hall, son Jeff Hall, and daughter Robin Huggins (Gary), all of Clinton. Also, survived and smitten by her only grandchildren, 14-year-old twins Taylor and Tyler Huggins of Clinton; mother Martha Hawley, and brother Michael Hawley of Pangburn, Ark. Also, survived by her uncle Jack Simpkins (Tollie) of Marshall, Ark. Also, remembering Donna are multiple nieces and nephews from around the United States.
Donna was employed as a retail representative with Crossmark sales and marketing, calling on Walmart Supercenters.
Diagnosed and surgically treated in August 2002 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., Donna lived 11 years with rare metastatic pancreatic islet cell neuroendocrine cancer. But for the past two months, most her life was full and free of medical complications. She and the family would thank Dr. Keith Coward of Clinton, Dr. Meenakshi Budhraja of Little Rock, Dr. Balan Nair of Little Rock Hematology and Oncology Associates, and the world-class care of the Pancreatic, Neurosurgery and Oncology teams at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
God was gracious and Grammy walked alongside her grandchildren daily for all of their childhood. We were blessed and for that thankful.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, and funeral was 1 p.m Tuesday, Sept. 3, both at First Baptist Church, Clinton, Ark. Burial was at Clinton Cemetery in downtown Clinton. Funeral services provided by Clinton Funeral Service. Visit Donna’s book of memories at www.clintonfuneralservice.com.
Levert Royal Brock, 89, of Alread, Ark., passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born June 26, 1924, in Dabney, Ark., to the late John Cornelius and Gracie Bethena (Russell) Brock. He was a minister for 26 years and pastored Lord’s House of Prayer for 22 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Martha Conley; and four brothers, Lenual, Lenzil, Lear, and Lendell Brock. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Juanita (Godfrey) Brock; two sons, Allen Brock (Rhonda) of Marshall, Ark., and Lelan Brock (Rita) of Clinton, Ark.; four daughters, Barbara Watson (Kenneth) of Clinton, Brenda McElfish (Tim) of Clinton, Carol Brown (Jerry) of Tilly, and Kay Branscum (Randy) of Clinton; two sisters, Macie Watson of Clinton, and Margaret Webb of Conway; one brother, Leonard Brock (Jim) of Alread; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers: Gary Brock, Larry Brock, Terry Small, Tim Small, Bill Watson and Albert Brock. Honorary pallbearers: Randy Treece, David Brock, Darryl Brock, Jerry Dale Brown, Timmy Lee McElfish, and Josh Bradford.
Funeral service was 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Pleasant Grove Friendship Church, Alread, with Allen and Lelan Brock officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Alread. Funeral arrangements are by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Mary Lois (McKay) Phillips, 60, of Clinton, Ark., died Monday, Aug. 27, 2013. She was born Oct. 13, 1952, in Wilson, Ark., to Ernest K. and Edna Pauline (Buckman) McKay Sr.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Pauline Woods; brother, Richard McKay; and stepmother, Pat McKay. She is survived by her children, Russell Phillips and Jacyln Derreberry; four grandchildren, Vanassa Derreberry, Dakota Derreberry, Jazmyn Derreberry and Elizabeth Derreberry; father, Ernest K. McKay Sr.; brothers, Kenny McKay and Andy McKay; sisters, Julie Malone and Janet McKay; and many relatives and friends.
Pallbearers: Ernest K. McKay Jr., Charley Williams, Alex Montezuma, Tristan Hedge, Cole Harper, Tony Hedge, and Perry Harper. Visitation will be 57 p.m. Friday, Sept., 6, 2013, and funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, with Bro. David Cook officiating and Jonica Lynch leading music. Burial will follow in Colony Cemetery, Morganton, Ark. Funeral arrangements are by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Jacqueline Boersma, 60, of Clinton, Ark., died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2013.