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Verva Leebrick

Verva Marie (Pennington) Leebrick, 90, of Conway, daughter of the late Dan and Arbelle Pennington, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. She was born Nov.r 3, 1923, in Bee Branch, Ark.

Verva was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Leebrick; sister, Opal (Ed) Webber; brothers, J.E. and Olen (Elmus) Pennington; and nephews, Glen and Harold Pennington.

Verva was of the Baptist faith and graduated with the 1941 class of Clinton State Vocational Training School at Clinton, Ark. She learned how the first computers worked and moved on to be employed by Gulf Oil in Houston, Texas, for many years until her retirement. After retiring Verva moved to Conway to enjoy her extended family. Verva took a lot of pride in taking care of her yard and flowers. She loved spending time with her family and friends.

Verva is survived by her sisters-in-law, Virginia Pennington of Harriman, Tenn., and Louise Atterbury of St. Louis, Mo.; nephews, Harvey (Camella), Don (Donna Kay), and Larry (Frieda) Pennington of Bee Branch, Quinton (Linda) Pennington of Damascus, Dan Pennington of Harriman, Tenn., Alan (Mary) Atterbury of Missouri, Don (Petra) White of Texas, and Larry (Judy) White of Missouri; nieces, Ina (Wendell) Cassell and Claudette Pennington of Clinton, Glynna (George) Condray and Donna Jean Pennington of Bee Branch, Mary (Steve) Carrell of Damascus, Marie (Travis) Kennedy of Harriman, Tenn., and Carol (Jerry) Lux of Missouri; and many friends.

Graveside services were 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at Hardin Cemetery in Bee Branch, with Bro. Cary Condray and Bro. Dan Payne officiating. Visitation was Monday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, (501) 327-7727. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

John Pate

John Edd Pate, 66, of Morrilton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. He was born Jan. 24, 1947, in Conway, Ark., a son of the late John Edwin Pate Sr. and Edith Mae (Wells) Pate of Clinton, Ark.

He loved his family, friends, the cabin, and hunting. Talking was his favorite pastime and car sales was a natural talent. He retired from Smith Ford. PawPaw took such delight in riding his grandchildren on the rhino and goosing it enough to make them laugh out loud, always being overly concerned about their safety. His friends were everyone he ever meet and friendships were for a lifetime. He was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Pate; son Shawn Pate and wife Stacy of Perryville; daughter Misty Bailey and husband Chad of Farmington; grandchildren, Ava Pate, Brady Pate, Peyton Bailey, and Paige Bailey; sister, Laura Grimes and husband Charlie of Clinton; uncles, Hugh Wells and Kenneth Wells and Stella of Valley Springs; brother-in-law, Leo Wilcox and wife Katrina.

Memorial services were 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at the Harris Chapel with Bro. Larry Wilson officiating. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Online guest book: www.harrisfuneralhomes.net.

Wendell Myrick

Wendell C. Myrick, 69, of Leslie, Ark., passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. He was born May 12, 1944, to Dorsie and Alma Myrick.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Dorsie Myrick, and two nephews, Chip Estlinbaum and Eli Bonds. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mae (Bonds) Myrick; mother, Alma Myrick of Chimes, Ark.; two sisters, Glenda and Earl Wayne Hendrix of Witt Springs, Ark., and Lavonne and Paul Estlinbaum of Chimes; nine nephews; six nieces; four great-nephews; and 11 great-nieces; and many friends.

Pallbearers: Eric Hendrix, Ricky Hendrix, Shane Hendrix, Tripp Estlinbaum, Cody Gifford, Casey Gifford, Tommy Bonds, Collins Bonds and Joseph Bonds.

Honorary pallbearers: nieces, great-nephews, and nieces, and members of Crow Mountain and Chimes Fire Departments.

Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, and funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton. Burial will follow at Archey Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Archey Valley Cemetery Fund or Pee Dee Baptist Church Building Fund. Funeral arrangements are by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Death Notices:

Charles Cecil England Jr., 55, of Higden, Ark., died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.

John Carl Diedrich, 80, of Fairfield Bay, Ark., died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.

Donald Richard Wingfield, 78, of Scotland, Ark., died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Martin A. Boren, 71, of Bee Branch, Ark., died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.

Juanita Mahaney, 83, of Benton, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

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