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Bernice James

Bernice Imogene James, 84, of Clinton, Ark., passed from this life to be with her Lord Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. She was born Dec. 18, 1928, in Higden, Ark., daughter of the late John Wesley and Atheline (Payne) Crawford.

Imogene loved children and because of this taught children’s Bible classes and had a daycare in her home where she babysat many children over the years. She was a faithful member of the Clinton Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Ralph Webster James; her sister, Gracie Eveline Crawford; and two brothers, Roy Leon Crawford and Bradley Melvin Crawford.

She is survived by her four children, Gereta Semanek and husband Ron of Pearland, Texas, Geraldine Crow and husband Steve of Morrilton, Ark., Gary James and wife Nancy of Spiro, Okla., and Johnny James and wife Joyce of Clinton, Ark.; two brothers, Hulen Ray Crawford and John Albert Crawford of Marshall, Ark.; three sisters, Lorene James of Clinton, Betty Lou Rorie of Mountain Home, Ark., and Mary Lois Rose of Lincoln, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Marcus and Matt Semanek, Jennifer Semanek Greenwell, Jason Crow, Misti Crow Beck, Jonathan, Chad and Justine James, and Elisha James Parker; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and relatives. A special thank you to the staff at Ozark Health Nursing Center.

Pallbearers: Jason Crow, Travis Greenwell, Chad James, Dale James, Doug Rose, Dusty Beck, Danny King and Christian Parker.

Honorary pallbearers: Marcus and Matt Semanek.

Visitation was Saturday, Oct. 5, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton. Funeral service was 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Clinton Church of Christ with Brothers Charles Rose and Forrest Smith officiating. Burial was in Hunter Hill Cemetery. The family has requested that donations be made to: Southern Christian Home, 100 West Harding, Morrilton, AR 72110. Funeral arrangements by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Naomi Bonds

Naomi E. Bonds, 89, of Clinton, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Naomi was born Aug. 7, 1924 in Clinton to the late Lon and Winona (Cord) Cleaver. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin L. Bonds.

Mrs. Bonds was a member of Lexington Baptist Church. She is survived by sons Gary Bonds and wife Linda of Clinton and Larry Bonds of Fayetteville; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Dean Bonds; sister-in-law Ruby Campbell; sister-in-law Ileava Strickland and husband Dean; and sister-in-law Amy Bonds; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral service was 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Lexington Baptist Church, with Charlie Deckelman officiating. Interment followed at Holley Mountain Cemetery. Arrangements by Arkansas Funeral Care, 501-982-3400. www.arkansasfuneralcare.com.

Franklin McKinney

Franklin H. McKinney, 81, of Fairfield Bay died Friday, Oct. 4. He will be dearly missed by his family: wife Romaine; daughters Sharon Kerns of Fairfield Bay, Patti Kaloyanoff of Hot Springs Village, and Cassie Lincoln of Livermore, Calif.; his brother, William A. McKinney of Scotland; and his surviving sisters, Dorothy Rankin of Knoxville, Tenn., and Ann Pepin of Memphis, Tenn. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Kingdom Hall in Clinton.

Veda Hutchison

Veda Jo Hutchison, age 88, of Morrilton passed away on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. Veda was born May 30, 1925, in Bee Branch, Ark., a daughter to the late Joe Canady and Vera Holland Canady. Veda was of the Baptist Faith, a home maker, she loved Razorback Basketball and loved spending time with her great niece and nephew Taylor and Zach Stobaugh. Veda lived in Yuma, Ariz., for many years with her husband Edd while he was employed on the naval base there before moving back to Bee Branch. She is preceded in death by her husband Edd and two brothers, Joe Jr. and James Ray Canady.

Veda is survived by two sisters, Carolyn Rose Bradford of Morrilton and Bobbie Sue Nicholson of Conway, along with nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.

We will miss you, BeBe.

Graveside memorial service wast 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Bee Branch Cemetery with Veda’s favorite pastor John Evans Jr. officiating. We would also like to thank the Perryville Nursing Home for helping with her care. Arrangements are by Bob Neal and Sons Morrilton, Ark. Guest book www.bobnealandsons.com.

Sally Alsbury

Sally Jane Alsbury, 71, of Fairfield Bay, Ark., died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Baptist Heath Medical Center Extended Care Hospital Little Rock. She was born Oct. 3, 1941, in Detroit, Mich., to James Oscar and Mildred Gladys (Schmidt) Bradt.

She is survived by her husband, David Francis Alsbury; son Ken Holmes of Placentia, Calif.; sister Nancy Vinnes of Fairfield Bay; and many close friends.

Cremation arrangements by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Death notices

Kimberly Faye Elliott Holden, 50, of Scotland died Oct. 1, 2013.

Thelma Lorraine Smith Conway, 94, of Marshall, formerly of Clinton, died Sept. 15, 2013.

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