James “Lank” Bowman, 98, of Little Rock, Arkansas, formerly of Formosa Community passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was born March 14, 1916, in Formosa, Arkansas, to Joseph and Mirtie (Bryant) Bowman.
He was a member of the Formosa Church of Christ and was employed by Petit Jean Electric Cooperative.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Erma Lee Bowman; daughter Juliaette Bowman; and a sister, Bernice Bell.
He is survived by his son-in-law, William Clark of Mabelvale, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Tammy Pierce and husband Donavan, and James Clark; three great-grandchildren, Emily Pierce, Natalie Pierce and Braden Pierce; nieces; nephews; and close friends.
Pallbearers: William Clark, Bryan Bell, and Kenneth Bell, Donavan Pierce, Tim Honeycutt.
Honorary Pallbearers: Irvin Oliger, Henry Ward, Ferris Bonds, Roy Bryant and Marvin Honeycutt.
Visitation was 1 p.m. and funeral service was 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Arkansas, with Pastor Bruce Bryant officiating. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Arkansas. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
Judy Harper, age 70, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her home in Conway, Arkansas. She was born May 7, 1944, in Little Rock, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Hulen and Willie “Bill” Mae (Giddens) McKim. She was also preceded in death by a beloved son, Justin Harper.
Judy is survived by her husband of 44 years, Delwyn “Gene” E. Harper; a son, Monty Harper and wife Melissa of Conway, Arkansas; a daughter, Paula Nixon and husband Leland of Bee Branch, Arkansas; a twin sister, Jackie Rea and husband Jon of Conway; and a brother, Jim McKim of Conway. Other survivors include granddaughter Alison Schenebeck and husband Tyler of Conway, granddaughter Michelle Glover and husband Leonard of Conway, grandson Timothy Nixon of Bee Branch, granddaughter Taylin Harper of Greenbrier, Arkansas, great-granddaughter Piper Schenebeck of Conway and other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in the chapel of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway, with Pastors Joe and Dee Tapp officiating. Interment was at Bee Branch Cemetery, Bee Branch, Arkansas. Visitation was Monday, July 21, 2014, at the funeral home.
Johnie W. Huie, 91, of Clinton, Arkansas, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014. He was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Clinton, to John Daniel and Bertha (Bramlett) Huie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Irene Huie; son Johnie Garland Huie; son-in-law Kenneth Tumbleson; four grandchildren, Weston Huie, Margarita Perez, Carloyn and Mikal Tackett; six sisters; and three brothers.
He is survived by his three children, Dwight Huie and Wesley Huie, both of Clinton, Arkansas, and Sandra Tumbleson of Leslie, Arkansas; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Pallbearers: Junior Tedder, Wayne Bramlett, Hershel Bramlett, Wilber Bramlett, Johnnie French.
Visitation was Monday, July 28, 2014, and funeral service was 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Arkansas, with Pastors Tommy Jolly and Bob Bagley officiating. Burial with U.S. Navy Military Honors was in Dennard Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Clinton, Arkansas. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
Riley Scott Keeling, 63, of Little Rock and formerly of Clinton, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, after an extended illness.
He was a retired United States Secret Service agent with 22 years of service. He was also a former board member for the Arkansas Chapter of Safari Club International.
Scott was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was known for his great love of children and for his entertaining stories of his life experiences. Many people found him to have an intimidating exterior; those who knew him knew that he had the biggest heart.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Susie; adored daughters Alicia Keeling Moss (Josh) and Alison, and son David; sister Terry; and grandchildren Darrin and Madi Moss. Scott was preceded in death by his parents, Darwin Keeling and Merle Williams Keeling.
A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at First Baptist Church, Clinton, 211 First Baptist Road Clinton, Arkansas. Former members of the Clinton Black Baseball Team coached by Scott were asked to be honorary pallbearers. Arrangements by Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway Little Rock, AR (501) 224-8300. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, the National Kidney Foundation Inc., the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice. Online guestbook:www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal
Doyce Gene Stevenson, 75, of Damascus, Arkansas, passed from this life on July 27, 2014. He was born on March 1, 1939, to the late Roy and Vivian Holland Stevenson in Damascus.
Doyce was a member of the Masons Doric Lodge 471, a Baptist by faith, and had retired from Nabholz Construction. He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing.
Doyce is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Wincie Hutchins Stevenson; their children, Doug Stevenson (Regina), Carlos Stevenson (Robbie), and Melanie Crider (Doug); eight grandchildren, Jonathan Stevenson, Dustin Stevenson, Hampton Stevenson, Cole Crider, Samantha Smith, Lane Crider, Kristen Reed, and Aaron Stevenson; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Roby Burdin, Kay Ivy and Susan Jordan; one brother, Glen Stevenson; and a host of other family members and friends. He was also preceded in death by two siblings, Johnny Stevenson and Bernice Linn.
Funeral service was 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier, Arkansas; burial with Masonic Rites followed at Pine Mountain Cemetery in Damascus. Visitation was at the funeral home on Monday evening. Online guest book, www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
Emogene Glendene Perkey Fudge, age 88 of Searcy, resident of Indian Rock Village, Fairfield Bay, completed her earthly journey on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. It was a journey traveled with faith in God and love for others.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Robert Maurice Fudge, her parents William M. (Boss) and Ruby Perkey, and brother Charles W. Perkey.
She was born Oct. 31, 1925, in Cave City, Arkansas. Following graduation from Cave City High School in 1942, she worked in the cotton fields to save money to move to Little Rock to fulfill her dream of becoming a beautician. She attended the Fern Eaton Beauty College and completed the course of Beauty Culture on April 2, 1945, and was employed with the Gus Blass Company in Little Rock. Emogene married her high school sweetheart after his return from serving in World World II on April 12, 1946.
Emogene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and “Aunt Gene.” She will be deeply missed by all. She treasured her family, and the times they were all together. She was a talented seamstress, homemaker, and an amazing cook. She was a caring, compassionate and loving friend to many. Those who knew her were touched in a special way by her kindness and her servant’s heart. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Searcy serving as an active leader and member of United Methodist Women. She was a long-time member of the Murray Sunday School Class, and the Tuesday Night Supper Club sharing great friendships.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Carole Evans, Cathy Robertson (Jim); grandchildren, Rhonda Evans, Robert Evans, Jayme McDonald (Kevin), Ashley Robertson, great-grandson Dylan Evans, sister Marie Turner, sister-in-law Wanda Perkey and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Keith Coward for his excellent and compassionate medical care, along with the staff of Ozark Health Medical Center. Also, a special “Thank You” to the staff of Indian Rock Village.
Visitation was July 18 from 10-11 a.m. at Searcy First United Methodist Church and a celebration of Emogene’s life followed. Interment was at White County Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 304 North Main, Searcy, AR 72143. Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home of Searcy. www.powellfuneralhome.net
Evelene Clutts, 92, of Shirley passed away July 25, 2014, in Clinton, Arkansas. She was born Nov. 17, 1921, at Eglantine, Arkansas, to the late Lester and Bessie Dempsey Hunt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Keith Clutts; stepson Berlin; and a sister, Joy Johnson.
Evelene was a member of Eglantine Church of Christ and was the record keeper for the Eglantine Cemetery for many years.
She is survived by her brother, Ben Hunt (Veatrice); sisters Martha Goldman and Lucille Bradford, all of Shirley, Arkansas; stepson Kobal Clutts of Russellville, Arkansas, plus several nieces and nephews .
Funeral service was Sunday, July 27, at Eglantine Church of Christ officiated by John Carey. Interment was in Eglantine Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jade Goldman, Paul Smith, Ben Smith, Rodger Bradford, Dan Cates and Mitchell Cates. Arrangements by Olmstead Funeral Home. www.olmstead.cc
Grant Olson, 74, of Fairfield Bay, AR, passed away July 25, 2014 in Little Rock, AR.