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Albert Argene “Squeaky” English, 84, of Damascus, passed from this life on Jan. 6, 2014, surrounded by his family. Born in Hatfield, Ark., on Oct. 30, 1929, to the late Maggie Lee English and Ester Lee “Ed” English, he lived most of his life in Damascus.
Squeaky truly loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and caring for his land and animals. He believed strongly in the importance of providing a home and security for his family and modeled a strong work ethic and accountability to his children and grandchildren.
In line with his love of the outdoors, Squeaky worked in California in the oilfields and in Kansas in construction before learning his trade of carpentry as a young man through Faucett Homebuilders in Little Rock.
Later he worked on the construction of the Arkansas River Navigation Project and for Sterling/Magic Mart traveling throughout the South and Midwest managing their store renovations. He exhibited a natural talent for his carpentry craft and became known not only for his ability to “build anything,” but for his superb quality and precision. His craftsmanship and legacy will live on in the homes that he built for his family, his notorious “underground” home, and the houses he built for friends in and around Damascus after his “retirement.”
He is survived by the mother of his children and wife of 32 years, Ann English of Conway; his children, Don English (Dee Ann) of Center Ridge, Shirley Wulf (Patrick) of Atlanta, Patsy Ward of Conway; and his grandchildren Kimberly Sterling (Victor) of Greenbrier, Kristy Hulbert (Brian) of Conway, Jeff English (Crystal) of Center Ridge, Travis Ward, (Crystal) of Damascus, Ashley Ward of Conway, Carrie Simmons (John) of Bee Branch, Brittany Wulf of Atlanta, Alexis Wulf of Atlanta; and one step-granddaughter, Kerri Harris of Mablevale; seven great-grandchildren, Anna Hulbert, Timothy Ward, Kelsey Hulbert, Ethan Ward, Kevin Sterling, Seth Simmons, Cade Simmons; and two step great-grandchildren, Reanon Harris and Shaynlea Wooten. He is also survived by his sister, Johnnie Shofner of Damascus; and by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Squeaky is preceded in death by his mother and father; his twin brother, Elbert Eugene English; one sister, Kathryn Wolfe; and two brothers, Eubon English and Robert English.
Squeaky was a member of the Damascus Church of Christ.
Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Brother Freddie Mark Wilcox officiating. Burial was at Spires Cemetery in Damascus.
The family would like to thank Arkansas Hospice for their support and care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 1105 Deer Street, Suite 10, Conway, AR 72032. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Mark Andrew Harris, 55, of Clinton went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Mark was born on Oct. 8, 1958, to the late John S. Harris Jr. and Alma Lee Stillman McAdams in Norman, Okla. By trade Mr. Harris was a broker for his trucking company but his love was for the outdoors. An avid outdoorsman, Mark’s hobbies included hunting, fishing and spending time with his friends.
Mr. Harris is survived by his wife, Tonya Harris of the home; three sons, Andrew N. Harris of Perryville, Daniel J. Harris of Little Rock and Colby D. Harris of Clinton. Also surviving are his brother, John S. Harris of Springdale; sisters and brothers-in-law Kim and Steve Huggins and Debbie and Jeff Gray, both of Clinton; grandmother Alma Gathright; and stepmother Betty Harris Dennis. Many aunts, uncles, and friends also survive.
Family received friends Monday at Clinton Funeral Service. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday at PeeDee Baptist Church with Brother Kyle Blanton officiating. Interment was at PeeDee Cemetery in Clinton. Family wishes that memorials be made to the Van Buren County Animal Shelter. Services entrusted to Clinton Funeral Service. Please sign Mark’s Book of Memories at www.clintonfuneralservice.com.
Janice Lea Maier, 46, formerly of Helena, Ark., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jan. 7, 2014, after suffering a pulmonary embolism. Born Feb. 4, 1967, to David Cornelius Maier and Linda Jane Davis Maier.
Janice was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her brother, David Cornelius Maier Jr. (wife Marty); and her beloved pets Buckwheat and SweetPea; and way too many close family and friends to list here.
Like her mother, Jan had a passion for cooking, taking care of her “babies” and making people feel better with her contagious laugh and smile. Regardless of her circumstances, Jan always landed on her feet. She followed her mom’s motto to always “Bloom where you’re planted!”
Those who wish to join family and friends in a celebration of Jan Maier’s life are cordially invited to her graveside service, which will be held on her upcoming birthday, Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena, Ark.
Dusty William Clark, 42, Morrilton, born July 6, 1971, passed away Jan. 7, 2014.
He was preceded in death by father Leroy Clark, and sister Sarah Clark. Dusty is survived by his mother, Mary Clark; daughter, Sandra Clark; siblings, Amy (Daniel) Longoria, Kelly Collins, Vanessa (Steve) Dixon, Cindy Parker, Theresea Clark, Hazel Chidister, and Donna Scott; along with many nieces and nephews.
To sign his guestbook, please visit www.arkansasfuneralcare.com Arrangements made by Arkansas Funeral Care.
Irene Norris, 83, of Fairfield Bay, Ark., passed away peacefully in her home Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. She was born Feb. 12, 1930, in Tulsa, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Pearl Leeson, four sisters, and one brother, and three precious grandsons.
She is survived by her son, Joe Norris of Shirley, Ark.; two daughters, Cheryl Currey (Pete) of Bauxite, Ark., and Cindy Simpkins of Tuttle, OKla.; six grandchildren, Steve, Kari, Shawn, Angel, Ty, and Travis; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Virginia Mayhue of Utah; and a close friend and caregiver, Beverly Roesch.
Pallbearers: Joe Norris, Sam Mezo, Ralph Roesch, and Pete Currey.
Graveside service and burial were 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Settlement Cemetery, Highway 16 East Shirley, Ark., with Pastor Bobby Ward officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Ark. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Parnell Roberts , 82, of Clinton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Little Rock.
Born July 7, 1931, to the late Carl D. Roberts and Kathryn Smith Roberts in Burdette, Ark., Parnell was a commercial painter by trade and a United States Air Force veteran. Parnell had many hobbies he enjoyed but collecting die-cast antique cars, singing and listening to gospel music, and attending the United Pentecostal Church in Greenbrier were his favorites.
Parnell is survived by his wife of 58 years, Charlotte Roberts of the home; children Kevin D. Roberts and wife Susan of Plumerville, Ark., Kimberly Titus and Steven Roberts of Clinton; and a sister, Shelba and husband Coy Richardson of Fort Worth, Texas. His grandchildren, Christina Aaron, Erica Hoyle, Joseph Deshazo, Tara Crider, Stephanie Cooper, Blake Titus, Kayla Roberts, Simone Titus, and Hannah Roberts also survive.
Parnell is preceded in death by an infant daughter, Karrie Roberts; two brothers, Carol and Ray Roberts; and a sister, Laverne Hodges.
The family receive friends Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Clinton Funeral Service Chapel. Funeral services were 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Clinton Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Brandon Mize officiating. Burial was at Foster Cemetery in Scotland.
Please sign Parnell’s Book of Memories at www.clintonfuneralservice.com. Services entrusted to Clinton Funeral Service, Clinton.