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Dodie C. Lucas, 36, of Sherwood. She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, JoAnna and Terri Lynn. Survivors include her parents, Fred and Jerri Lucas of Sherwood; two sons, Jonathan Curry of Pauls Valley, Okla., and Justin Lucas of Sherwood; one sister, Debbie Raney of Ward.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 3, at First Pentecostal Church of North Little Rock with the Rev. Joel Holmes officiating. Burial was at Pinecrest Memorial Park; nlrt5/11/2000

LaceyGeorge
E.
George E. "Ed" Lacey, 86, of North Little Rock, a World War II Veteran, who received the Purple Heart and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1976, died Thursday, July 13. He was of the Baptist Faith.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Cecil W. and Emma Saunders Lacey; brothers, Lee Wesley Lacey and Horace Jessie Lacey; sister, Esther Sneed; step-mother, Cora E. Lacey.

Survivors include one step-sister, Irene Hunthrop of North Little Rock and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 15, at Faith Baptist Church with burial at Bayou Meto Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Faith Baptist Church, 109 Tanglewood Dr., North Little Rock, 72118; nlrt7/27/2000

LaffertyHelenHelen Lafferty, 75, of North Little Rock, died Sunday, April 5. She was a member of Amboy Methodist Church and a homemaker.

Preceded in death by her husband Ralph Lafferty and one son Ralph Lafferty Jr., she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie and Becky Lafferty, Mike and Shelly Lafferty, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, April 8, at Edgewood Memorial Park in North Little Rock.; nlrt4/16/1998

LambClifford
L.
Clifford L. Lamb, 75, of North Little Rock, a retired detective with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department, died Monday, Dec. 29.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Lamb of North Little Rock; one son, Don L. Lamb of Fayetteville; two sisters, Leona Kinder and Mildred Johnson, both of North Little Rock; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Huson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Rest Hills Memorial Park; nlrt1/8/1998

LambersonWilliam
Edward
Mrs. O.V. Mason, 1919 East Washington avenue was advised yesterday by the War Department of the death of her eldest son, William Edward "..nie" Lamberson in the China-....s-Burma Theatre of War. He died of malarial fever.

Young Lamberson has been in the service of his country 22 months, 18 of which have been spent overseas. He was 27 years old. Before entering the service he was employed by the Bob Smith Lumber Company . He is survived by his mother and stepfather, his father, W.H Lamberson, Jr., two brothers, two of who are in the service; two sisters and his grandmother, Mrs. W.H. Lamberson Sr.; NLRT8/25/1944

LandersTaniaTania L. Landers, 29, of Sherwood, died Wednesday, Oct. 20., in North Little Rock. An honor graduate of Ole Main High School and the University of Central Arkansas, she was a registered dietitian with Southern Key Investments.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Marjorie Alberson.

Survivors include her husband, Scott Landers; two sons, David and Joshua Landers; one daughter, Laura Landers of the home; father and step-mother, James and Beverly Alberson of Maumelle; brother, Jeffrey Alberson of Fayetteville; step-brothers, Steve Wujek of Austin, Texas, and Brett Wujek and his wife, Nancy of Raleigh, N.C.; step-sisters and husbands, Christie and Bob Flores of Bolingbrook, Ill., and Kari and Todd Auld, of Buffalo, Minn.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Amboy United Methodist Church with burial in Rest Hills Memorial Park.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Diabetes Association of Arkansas or the North Little Rock Humane Society.; nlrt10/28/1999

LangleyC.A.C.A. Langley, 77, of Sherwood, a retired supervisor with the Mississippi Chemical Co., died Sunday, March 21.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ann Langley of Sherwood; four daughters, Carolyn Kirk of Sherwood, Linda Brown of North Little Rock, and Dianna Midkiff and Jo Ann McEwen, both of Jacksonville; three sisters, Viola Fitzgerald of Sheridan, Lilly Cranford of North Little Rock, and Marie Heath of Sylacaga, Ala.; two grandchildren, Shannon Huckabay and Mike Blain, both of Sherwood; and one great-grandson, Hayden Huckabay of Sherwood.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 24, at North Little Rock Funeral Home.

Interment was in Rest Hills Memorial Park. The family requests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association;nlrt4/1/1999

LangleyDawson C.Dawson C. Langley, 76, of Jacksonville, a World War II Navy veteran, member of Sylvan Hills Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Sadie Williford Langley; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick "Sambo" and Lou Langley of Cabot; a daughter and son-in-law, Lillian Ruth and Ed Casteel of Conway; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rita Hooks of Conway and Venice Merritt of Greenbrier.

Funeral services were held tuesday, July 25, at Harmony Baptist Church. Burial was in Harmony Cemetery.; nlrt8/3/2000

LangleyPerley
Audrey
Perley Audrey Langley, 76, of North Little Rock, died Wednesday, Sept. 23. She was a homemaker and member of Baring Cross Bapstis Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Marion Douglas Langley, she is survived by two sons, Harry Langley of North Little Rock and Kerry Langley of Maumelle; three daughters, Paulette Putt of Mabelvale; Claudette Bridges of North Little Rock and Anita Fisher of Little Rock; a sister, Ruth Webb of North Little Rock; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 25, at Roller-Owens with the Revs. Alvin Pitt and Harold Chandler officiating. Burial was in Oak Bowery Cemetery, Faulkner Co.; nlrt10/8/1998

LaTempaVena
Lou
Vena Lou LaTemp, 76, of North Little Rock, died Wednesday, July 21.

Survivors include four daughters, Vickie Wyatt, marilyn Manley, Donna Martin and Brenda Smith; one son, Tom Harris; a sister, Pat Briley; sister-in-law, Martha Sanders; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 24, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Funeral Home. Burial was at Rest Hills Memorial Park.; nlrt8/5/1999

LavelleJames
Edward Jr.
James Edward Lavelle, Jr., 72, of North Little Rock, died Tuesday, June 13. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Elzora (Baskin) Lavelle. He is survived by three sisters, Stella Smith of Little Rock, Jackie Matheny of Beebe and Norma Lavelle of North Little Rock; and one brother, Ennis Lavelle of Burlison, Tenn.

Graveside services were held Thursday, June 15, at Edgewood pavilion; nlrt6/29/2000

LavenderW.J.
"Bill"
W.J. "Bill" Lavender, 77, of North Little Rock, died Thursday, Feb. 20. He was a retired employee of Pulaski Co. Road and Bridege Department. Survivors include his wife, Edith; one daughter, Judi Smith of Jacksonville; two grandchildren, Dawn Hunsberger and Bobby Smith; two great-grandchildren, Scott Sellers and Jordan Hunsberger; two brothers, Claude Brady of Conway and John Brady of Mayflower; four sisters, Amy Daves of Chicago, Pearl Sowell, Etta Ward and Emma Long, all of Conway.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 24, at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Ruble officiating. Burial was in Mayflower Cemetery.; nlrt2/27/1997

LaycookNancy
Gail
Nancy Gail Laycook, 44, of North Little Rock, died Wednesday, Oct. 21. She was a marketing representative for Leisure Arts and a member of Crystal Valley Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Lee Spencer Sr., and brother Rusty Spencer. She is survived by her husband, Michael Laycook Sr.; son, Michael Laycook; god-son, James Meeks; mother and step-father, Doris and Albert Lewis; brother, Roy Lee Spencer, Jr.; sister, Linda Cook, all of North Little Rock; nephew, Lee Cook, David Spencer; nieces, Pam Spencer, Lora Spencer, Christina Laycock and ALicia Laycook; great-niece and great-nephew, Britney Mullins and Cayden Cook.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 24, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home with Bro. Norman Powell officiating; nlrt10/29/1998

LedingGeraldine
ELizabeth
Geraldine "Jerry" Elizabeth Leding, 66, of North Little Rock, died Thursday, Dec. 14. She was a retired civil servant with 24 years of service, a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

She is survived by a loving husband of 49 years, Edward A. Leding, Jr.; son Edward A. Leding III of Cooper City, Fla.; daughter, Lynda Kaye Harkenreader and her husband, Dan of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, Zach Tammie, Alex, Sam and Lianna; and one great-grandson, Eddie.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Dec. 16, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Msgr Francis Malone officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Paris Ark. The family requests that memorials be made to Immaculate Conception School Endowment Fund.; nlrt12/21/2000

LeeAudrey
Mae
(Lackey)
Audrey Mae (Lackey) Lee, 76, of North Little Rock, died Saturday, Oct. 3. Mrs. Lee was the widow of Glen Lee.

She is survived by four sons, Michael Lee of Chesapeake, Va.; Steve Lee of Conway; Roger Lee of North Richland Hills, Texas; and Larry Lee of Pearl, Miss.; three daughters, Barbara Williams, Rhonda Hughes and Glenda Mathis, all of Jacksonville; one brother, Harold Lackey of Belton, Mo.; 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 5, at Berean Baptist Church.

Burial followed in Arkansas Memorial Gardens.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association.; nlrt10/15/1998.

LeeVivan E.Vivan E. Lee, 81, of North Little Rock, formerly of Sheridan, Wyo., died Wednesday, July 14. She is survived by a son, Allen Lee of North Little Rock. A graveside service was held at Little Big Horn National Cemetery in Montana.; nlrt7/29/1999
LeeWillie
Louise
Brown
Willie Louise Brown Lee, 74, of North Little Rock; died Thursday, Jan 6, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Alfred and Leona Jarrett.

She was a member of Leach Chapel C.M.E. Church in North Little Rock where she served on the stewardness board and as a faithful member.

Survivors include her husband, John E. Lee of North Little Rock; son, Marvin Jenkins, special sons Eugene Gary Jr., Donald Ray Williams, Timothy Hood, Eugene DeWayne Gray; special daughters Linda Ford, Patricia Shirlie, Delois Williams, Annice Moragne, Josalin Gray, and Kimberlin Young, all of North Little Rock; three grandchildren, Marvin Gabriel, Derrick and Tracey Jenkins of North Little Rock; and a cousin, Rufus Embry of Kansas City, Mo.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan.11, at the Leach Chapel C.M.E. Church with the Rev. J.W. Johnson doing the eulogy. Interment was in the National Cemetery in Little Rock.; nlrt1/20/2000

LendemonVina
Willford
Vina Willeford Lendermon, 93, of North Little Rock, widow of W.J. Lendermon, died Wednesday, Oct. 21. She was a member of Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church, a charter member of United Methodist Women, and a member of Sunshine Sunday School Class. She was also a member of Gardner Quilters, XYZ Senior Group, and AARP Chapter 693.

Survivors include her son, Charles Lendermon of Fairfax, Va.; daughter, Betty Sammis of Jacksonville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 23, at Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Meeks officiating. Burial was in Rest Hills Memorial Park. The family requests that memorials be made to Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church.; nlrt11/5/1998

LensingGilbertGilbert "Chick" Lensing, 68, of North Little Rock, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 1996. He was retired from the heat and air conditiong buisness and was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn (Kremer) Lensing; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Cindy Lensing of Houston, TX; two daughters and a son-in-law, Judy Russell and Nancy & Dr. Ron Hughes, all of Little Rock; five brothers, Charles and Bob Lensing of Fort Smith, Wilfred Lensing of Jonesboro, Herman Lensing and Ron Lensing of North Little Rock; one sister, Kay Lensing Smith of North Little Rock; five grandchildren, Drew and Lindsay Hughes, Nathan Russell, Mollie and Alex Lensing. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Fr. David LeSieur officiating. Rosary service was held Wednesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will be in Rest Hills Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to St. Anne's Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society.; nlrt12/12/1996

LeopardBetty
Horne
Betty Horne Leopart, 73, of North Little Rock, died Sunday, Dec. 7. She was a member of Park Hill Presbyterian Church, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers GIA Division #37, and AARP#693

Survivors include one son, Edward Leopard of Sherwood; one daughter, Letitia Calvert of Benton; one brother, Gene Horne of DesArc; one sister, Edna Faye Alleman of North Little Rock; four grandchildren, Mrs. Leopard was preceded in death by her husband, Lee G. Leopard.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 10. at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Floyd R. Whatley officiating. Burial was in Arkansas Memorial Gardens.

The family request that memorials be made to Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, Ark; 72116; nlrt12/19/1996

LewisJohn
Frank
John Frank Lewis, of Sherwood, a U.S. Air Force veteran and former employee of TIME-DC Freight who once served as a pitcher for the Little Rock Doughboys baseball team in the 1950s, died Sunday, March 21.

A life-long resident of the North Little Rock area, he is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and John Halloran, and Marcy and Jeff Jenkins; two grandchildren, Alex and Ellie Halloran; and sister, Mary Ellen Knox

A funeral Mass was held Thursday, March 25, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial at Rest Hills Memorial Park.; nlrt4/1/1999

LewisMargaret L. Margaret L. Woodall, 51, of Virginia Beach, formerly of North Little Rock, died Sunday, Nov. 21. She was a math teacher at Salem High School in Virginia Beach and former math teacher at Jacksonville High School.

Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie O. Woodall, parents Mandarine Taylor and John Bradley Black and two brothers, James and Johnny Black.

She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Fred C. Lewis; a daughter Amber Renee Grover of Nashville, Tenn.; son, Christopher John Hardcastle of Jacksonville, N.C.; five sisters, Virginia Bartruff, Caroline Lovelace, Duwanna DeFoor, Louise Price and Gil Black; four brothers, Bill Black, Bobby Black, Michael Black and Roger Black.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 26, at the North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel.; nlrt12/2/1999

LieggiKimberlyKimberly Collene Williams Lieggi, 33, of Fayetteville, formerly of Sherwood, died Saturday, May 1. She was an inventory specialist with RGIS and had worked earlier with Decision Point in alcohol and drug counseling. She also wrote poetry, was an avid reader and had artistic talents.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, W.O. Cartwright and grandmother, Eva U. Jean Williams.

Survivors include her parents, Joseph and Patricia Lieggi of Sherwood; grandparents, Jewell Cartwright of Sherwood and Ennio and Gina Lieggi ofLawrenceville, N.J.; eight uncles; two aunts; numerous cousins.

Funeral services were held Thursay, May 6, in the chapel ofRoller-Owens Funeral home with Brother Jim Smith officiating. Interment was in Perry County.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Humane Society.; nlrt5/13/1999

LindseyCoyCoy Lindsey, 66, of Sherwood, died Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Little Rock V.A. Medical Center. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and Army Air Force Exchange Serivce and was a 32nd degree Mason.

Services include his wife of 48 years, Mary Alice Lindsey of Sherwood; mother, Mignon Powell of Fairfield, Ala.; son and daughter-in-law, Morgan and Jill Lindsey of Springdale; daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Michael Fuller of Zaneville, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home. Burial was in Rest Hills Memorial Park.; nlrt12/17/1998

LindseyEdith
Kackley
Edith Kackley Lindsey, 84, formerly of North Little Rock, died Saturday, Dec. 12, in Derby, Kan.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann Lipscomb of Derby and Glenda Hester of Bedford, Va.; one brother, Edwin Price of Batesville; one son, Ron Kackley of Clinton, Miss.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services were held Thursday, Dec. 17, at Edgewood Memorial Park in North Little Rock. The famly requests that memorials be made to the SCCS Hospice of Derby or the Pleasantview Baptist Church Building Fund.; nlrt12/24/1998

LindseyMargaret H.Margaret Hurley Lindsy of Searcy died Saturday Nov. 15, She was the widow of Carl E. Lindsey Sr.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a member of Sherman Sunday school class.

Before retirement, Mrs. Lindsey, along with her husband Carl, formed a firm to provide management and accounting services for the housing programs of several cities and counties in Arkansas and surrounding states.

She also served as an executive director and on the staff of the housing authorities of several surrounding cities. She was active in the Arkansas Chapter of the National Housing and Renewal Association, and in recent years had been honored by being named to the Arkansas Housing Hall of Fame for her contributions to the development of housing programs for the elderly, handicapped, displaced and low-income families.

She is survived by a son, Carl E. Lindsey of Searcy, a daughter, Carolyn L. Hout of Camden; two sisters, Myrtle Heffelfinger of Pensacola, Fla., Jean Chambers of North Little Rock; and six grandchildren, Carl E. Lindsey III, Mala Hambuchen, John Lindsey, Rick Hardwick, Jennifer Baur, Brian Hardwick and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Nov. 16, at First United Methodist Church in Searcy with burial in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

The family requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church in Searcy.; nlrt11/27/1997

LinzEdgar
Steven
Edgar Steven Linz, 81, of North Little Rock, a retired switchman for Rock Island Railroad, died Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Mr. Linz was a member of Baring Cross Baptist Church, a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mable Pauline "Polly" Braden Linz, and parents Max Edward Armin and Martha Frances Mueller Linz; five brothers, Max, Archie, Loyd, Clarence and August, and two sisters, Grace and Theresa.

Survivors include nephew Harry O. House Jr. of Tahlequah, Okla.; and Fiancee Caroline Smith of North Little Rock.

Graveside services and interment were held Saturday, Jan. 30, at Pinecrest Memorial Park with the Rev. Marty Watson officiating.; nlrt2/11/1999

LittleNelson C.Nelson C. Little; 69, of North Little Rock, died Sunday, March 1. He was an insurance agent, a probation officer for the North Little Rock Municipal Court and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and the Knights of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Little. Survivors include his wife, Mary Little of North Little Rock; a son and daughter-in-law, John Patrick and Susan Little of Maumelle; a daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Billly Wilchman of Cleveland; two sisters, Gelynn Little of Huttig and Janet Dumas of Alabama, and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 4, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with interment at Calvary Cemetery.; nlrt3/12/1998

LloydGlenn W.Glenn W. Lloyd, 87, died Monday, Jan. 31, at the Lakewood Plaza Nursing Home where he had been a resident. He was born in Kennett, Mo. Mr. Lloyd was a retired funeral supply salesman for Progress Industries. He was a past president of Arkansas Funeral Supply Sales Club and was named Arkansas Funeral Supply Salesman of the Year for 1974-75.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mildred Marie Garnes Lloyd. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mickey LaRee and Billy Lyons of Maumelle; grandsons, Scott Lyons of Arlington, Texas, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Mitch Lyons of Holloman AFB, N.M., and Rusty Lyons of Glenn Heights, Texas; and four great-grandchildren, Aaron Scott, Mitchell Grant, Austin LaRee and Michelle Ann Lyons.

A memorial service was held for both Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd at Lakewood United Methodist Church in North Little Rock with the Rev. Larry Powell officiating. Interment was at Edgewood Memorial Park.

The family requests that memorials be made to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 191051, Little Rock, AR 72219 or Arkansas Hospice Facility, 2200 Ft. Roots Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72114; nlrt2/10/2000

LloydMelvin C.Melvin C. Lloyd, 78, of Sherwood died Sunday, April 13, after a long battle with cancer. A Central High School graduate, Mr. Lloyd was retired from the Missouri Pacific Railroad, now the Union Pacific where he worked 39 years, beginning as a fireman on the steam engines and then as an engineer.

He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Local 278. His hobbies were raising a huge garden and fishing, quail hunting with his dogs. Melvin was a member of First Church of the Nazarene for many years, and in recent years Grace Nazarene Church in North Little Rock.

He was preceded in death by son, Roy Gene Lloyd.

He is survived by his wife, Lorene Lloyd of Sherwood; two sons and daughters-in-law, Curtis and Linda Lloyd, Ozark, Mo. and Harold and Holly Lloyd of Little Rock; daughter and son-in-law Sandra and Bob Mentz of Sherwood; six grandchildren and a lifelong co-worker and friend Theo Kail.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 15 at North Little Rock Funeral Home with the Revs. W.A. BLount and Joe Holladay officiating. Burial was at Rest Hills Cemetery.; nlrt4/14/1997

LoftinMargaret
Corder
Margaret Corder Loftin, 90, of North Little Rock, widow of Madrid B. Loftin, died Sunday, Feb. 16. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in North Little Rock. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Rest Hills Memorial Park by Griffin Leggett Rest Hills, in North Little Rock.

The family request that Memorials be made to the American Heart Association or the Pulaski County Humane Society.; nlrt2/20/97

LongJames E.James E. Long, 52, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, Aug. 12. He was the owner of Long Siding and a member of First Pentecostal Church of North Little Rock.

Survivors include his wife, Gay Long; three daughters, Kimberly Johnson and Tonya Blassingame, both of Vilonia and Amber Long of Scott; one son, Kevin Long of Colorado; his mother, Maude Gwatney of Sherwood; two sisters, Alice Crowson of Jacksonville and Loretta Monk of Alma; one brother, Huey Long of North Little Rock; four grandchildren; a host of uncles, aunts,nieces, nephews and cousins and a large church family; a special friend and brother, Kenneth Crowson.

Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 15, at First Pentecostal Church of North Little Rock with the rev. Joel Holmes officiating. Burial was in Edgewood Memorial Park.; nlrt8/21/1997

LongRev.
Velva B.
The Rev. Velva B. Long, 85, of North Little Rock, died Tuesday, Aug. 4. She was one of the first women to be ordained a Nazarene minister and help build and establish many churches. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wesley Long; brothers, Harold and Leslie Lake; and sisters, Onida Kitper, Margaret Keeling and Roberta Baker.

Survivors are a son, Townsel Ray Boyd Sr. of North Little Rock; three brothers, George, Herschel and Roy Gene Lake, all of Tulsa; two sisters, Rita Sherman and Billy June Quick, both of Kansas City; two grandchildren., Townsel Boyd Jr. and Velva Maupin; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 7, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home with the Revs. Ray Boyd Jr. and Ken Mullins officiating. Burial was in Little Rock National Cemetery.; nlrt8/13/1998

LoperMary E.Mary E. Loper, 67, of North Little Rock, died Thursday, Nov. 25.

She is survived by her mother, Dasy Childress of North Little Rock; a son, Wes Bryant of Cabot; two daughters, Jo Stitt of Lake havasu City, Ariz., and Ruth E. Ulmer of Pulman, Nich.; three brothers, Donald Barnes of Dallas, Aubrey Chidlrenss of Georgia and Andy Childress of Ward; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 29, at Edgewood Memorial Park with the Rev. Paul Rice officiating.; nlrt12/2/1999

LouxMildred
(Millye)
Leach
Mildred (Millye) Leach Loux, formerly of North Little Rock, died Monday, June 26 in San Diego, Calif.

Mrs. Loux lived most of her early years in North Little Rock, where she graduated from North Little Rock High School.

Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl G. Leach, preceded her in death. Survivors are a son, James R. Loux; a daughter, Jan Lou Carroll of California and their families; a sister, Doris Leach Hearon of Silver Springs, Md., formerly of North Little Rock;and other relatives. Burial was by cremation.; nlrt7/13/2000

LovelessMyrtleMyrtle Loveless, 94, of North Little Rock died Wednesday, Sept. 29. She was a homemaker and member of Victory Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, A.L. and Nancy Addelin Jackson Mabry, five brothers, Ronald H., Russell, Earl, Jim and Leo Mabry, and two sisters, Lois Malory Yennie and Erma Bowman.

She is survived by a sister, Ola Cato, and a brother, Tom Mabry, both of Conway.

Funeral services wre held Friday, Oct. 1, at Victory Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Hart officiating. Burial was at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Conway.; nlry10/7/1999

LowranceClifton
A. Jr.
Clifton A. Lowrance, Jr., 81, of North Little Rock died Thrusday, July 15.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Lowrance of North Little Rock; two daughters, Linda Schmidt and Sherry Steel, both of North Little Rock; one son, Clifton A. Lowrance III of Crystal Lake, Ill.; one brother, Marshall Lowrance of Horseshoe Bend; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 20, at Park Hill Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Reinhold Schmidt and Jerry Johnson officiating.; nlrt7/29/1999

LoveMichelle
Lee
Michelle Lee Love, of Damascus, died Sunday, March 14.

Preceded in death by her sister, Dava Phillips, she is survived by her husband, Mike Love; son, Chris Love, and daughter, Whitney Michell Love, both of Damascus; mother, Connie Lee Bell and her husband, Glen of North Little Rock; father, David Phillips of Grays Lake, Ill; stepfather, Bynum Young of Valley Springs; father and mother-in-law, Billy M. and Hazel Love; three sisters, Connie Halbrook of North Little Rock, Kimberly Burkhalter of Jacksonville, Jennifer Seats, of Cabot; and grandparents, George and Loy Andrews of Little Rock

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 16, at Kellogg Valley Baptist Church. Burial was in Pinecrest Cemetery; nlrt3/25/1999

LoveladyJames E.James E. Lovelady, 52, of North Little Rock, died Monday, May 22. He was in the U.S. Navy and served in Vietnam and the Korean conflict. He was owner of James E. Lovelady, Inc., and a member of the Martinville Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his father, James J. Lovelady. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Rentha Lovelady; son, Michael Lovelady of Dallas, texas; mother, Addie Russell of Little Rock; brother, Thomas Lovelady of Little Rock; two sisters, Annabell Prather of Damascus and Roxanne Adams of Navarre, Fla. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 26, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry McClure officiating. Interment was in Martinville Cemetery in Damascus.; nlrt 6/1/2000

LovellRuby M.
Powell
Jefferson
Ruby Marie Powell Jefferson Lovell, 57, of Jacksonville, died Saturday, Dec. 2. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock.

She was preceded in death by her dad, Robert Luther Powell; mother, Ruby Powell and first husband, John Perry Jefferson.

She is survived by her husband,Kenneth Ewell Lovell; son and daughter-in-law, John Michael and Paula Lynn Jefferson; step-granddaughters, Sarah Alyson Howard and Whitney Elise Howard of Beaumont, Texas; granddaughter, Jessica Morgan Jefferson of Antelope, Calif.; son, James Kevin Jefferson of Conway; brother and sister-in-law, Robert Edwin and Frances Rose Powell of Jacksonville; half-sister, Hettie Poteet of Morrilton; a cousin who has been like a sister, Linda Jewel Wood of Sherwood; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 5, at First Pentecostal Church of North Little Rock officiated by Pastor Joel N. Holmes, Revs. Allen Brady, Richard Whittington, Jeris Tubb, Gene Sorrells and Ray Hassell with interment at Gravel Ridge Cemetery.; nlrt12/14/2000

LoweMelvin
V. Sr.
Melvine V. Lowe Sr., 89, of North Little Rock, died Wednesday, May 3. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, retired from Bale CHevrolet and a member of Lynchview Baptist Church in Rose City.

Survivors Include his wife of 63 years, Sybil Wynema Lowe of Little Rock; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Tommy Huckaby of North Little Rock; five grandchildren, Rick Young, VIcki Dempsey, Kim Whitlock, Mark Lowe and Tammy Kingston; six great-grandchildren, Stephanie Young, Vanessa Ketcher, Justin Dempsey, Adam Whitlock, Misti Whitlock and Alex Kingston.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 6, at the North Little Rock Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. James Ray Raines and Allen Brown officiating. Burial was at Arkansas Memorial Garden.; nlrt5/11/2000

LoweryLola
Smith
Lola Geton Smith Lowery, 72, of Little Rock, know for her sense of humor and shopping sprees and fondly dubbed "founder and sole member of the Shoppers of America Club," died Sunday, July 16.

The widow of John W. Lowery Sr., she attended North Little Rock Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Cunningham of North little Rock; a son, John Wiley Lowery Jr. of Jacksonville; two stepchildren, Marion Plaisance and Archie Lowery both of Louisiana; five grandchildren, Robyn Richardson, Anderson Cunningham, Jessica, MiKayla and Hope Lowery; two sisters, Wanda Moulder of Camden, Ruby Aust of Texarkana; brother, Jeff Smith of Colorado; and many step-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life was held Thursday, July 20, at the North Little Rock Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ron Raines officiating. Entombment was at Rest Hills Mausoleum; nlrt7/27/2000

LowreyLloyd I.Lloyd I. Lowrey, 87, of Little Rock, died Wednesday, Feb. 2. He was born in Millville, Ark., to Albert Cleveland and Sarah Anna Lowrey. He was a retied Missouri Pacific Railroad Employee of 38 years. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lou Jeanne Lowrey; three daughters, Jeanne Apperson, Sharon Whitten and Ellen Bryant; five grandchildren, Fred Apperson, Eric Apperson, Robin Whitten, Shawn Bryant and Alison Whitten; and two great-grandchildren, Whitney and Garrett Apperson.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 7, at Roller-Owens chapel with burial at Moss Cemetery in Bearden, Ark.; nlrt2/10/2000

LowryJeanJean Lowry, 76, of Bryant, retired from the Greyhound Bus Lines after 31 years of service as a ticket agent, died Tuesday, March 23, in Little Rock. Lovingly dubbed "Muddy" by her grandchildren, she was preceded in death by her husband, C.E. "Buck" Lowry; mother, Freddie Dix Plair; father, Cecil Dix; brothers, Robert L. "Bob" Dix and Cecil Dix; and a sister, Juanita Bennett.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ronny and Sarah Routh of Houston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ellen and Gene Bowman of Jacksonville, Donna and Jimmy Mitchem of Bryant; and grandchildren, Shannon and Paul Sandberg, Michael and Isaac Routh, Sheryl and Brian Boyd, and John, David and Allison Mitchem; also three great-grandchildren, Christina Routh, Seth and Samantha Boyd; and a special niece and nephew, Becky and Budy Simons, who helped her in many ways.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 25, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. S. Cary Heard officiating. Interment was in Rest Hills Memorial Park.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or the Park Hill Baptist Church Building Fund.; nlrt4/1/1999

LucasArmond
Francis
Armond Francis Lucas, 79, of Jacksonville, died Thursday, April 29. The son of the late Frank and Nettie Lucas, he was a veteran of World War II who went on to retire from Civil Service at the Little Rock Air Force Base.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Merlin Lucas. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Ethel Lucas; son and daughter-in-law, Armond Jr. and Butch Lucas; daughter Linda AKeesee; daughter and son-in-law Denise and Richard Maxam; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and brother, James Lucas.

A memorial service was held Sunday, May 2, at Parkhill Christian Church. The family requests that memorials be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72202; nlrt5/6/1999

LucasDodie
C.
LucasRuth M.Ruth M. Lucas, 74, of North Little Rock, died Friday, Oct. 2. She was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church in North Little Rock.

Mrs. Lucas is survived by her husband, Joseph G. Lucas; one son, Mark M. Lucas of Park Ridge, Ill.; one daughter, Megan K. Lucas Signor of Lynchburg, Va.; and three grandchildren.

Private burial of Mrs. Lucas' ashes was planned by the family in the Hillcrest Memorial Park in Omaha, Neb. The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.;nlrt10/8/1998

LucyHazel A. Hazel A. Lucy, 86, of North Little Rock, died Saturday, Oct. 26. She was the widow of William Raymond Lucy. She was preceded in deathy by a son, Leslie Joe Taylor of Little Rock. She was a Baptist. Survivors include six daughters, Connie Lambert of North Little Gail James of Little Rock, Helen Tyler of Lepanto, Mildred Lumley of North Little Rock, Shirley Clements of Little Rock and Imogene Dickerson of Illinois; two brothers, Robert Carpenter of Newark and Kenneth Carpenter of Newport; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 30, at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Rest Hills Memorial Park.; nlrt10/31/1996

LukasTheodore W.Theodore W.Lukas, 80, of North Little Rock, a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church for 59 years, died Wednesday, May 31.

He was preceded in death by his son, David C. Lukas. Survivors include his wife Agnes Lukas; two daughters, Janie Althoff and Marty Lukas; four grandchildren, Brian and Michael Montgomery, Karen and Steven Althoff; and three great-grandchildren, Ryan Lukas, Jessica and Morgan Montgomery.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 3, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Msgr. Bernard Malone officiating. Burila was at Calvary Cemetery.; nlrt6/8/2000

LumanEdward
D. III
Edward D. Luman III, 72, of Jacksonville, died Thursday, Oct. 22.

Survivors include his wife, Jean; two daughters, Susan and Grace of New York; two sons, Edward IV of Little Rock and Raymond of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister. A memorial Mass was Monday, Oct. 26, at St. Judes Catholic Church in Jacksonville.; nlrt11/5/1998

LuyetEli LEli L. Luyet, 77, of Little Rock, died Tuesday, April 18. He was an ex-Marine. Survivors include two sons, Louis and Richard Luyet; a brother Wallace Luyet of North Little Rock; three sisters, Virginia Besancon of Heber Springs, Gussie Heim of Jackson, Miss., and Ida Koenig of Carson City, Nev. Funeral arrangements were by cremation.; nlrt4/27/2000
LynchAnnie
(Sadler)
Annie (Sadler) Lynch, 77, of North Little Rock, died Thursday, Jan. 1. She was the widow of Edward R. Lynch.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Saxon of Nashville, Tenn.; a step-son Charles Schneider of North Little Rock; a step-sister, Amy Tollett of Little Rock; a granddaughter, Nancy Rodriguez of Arklington, Texas; and two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Sydney.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 2, at the Little Rock National Cemetery. Burial was a the Little Rock National Cemetery.; nlrt1/15/1998

LyonsLeona L.Leona L. Lyons, 78, died Monday, July 19. She died peacefully at home with her family after an 18-month battle with cancer. She was a homemaker and a life-long active member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Lucy Siepiela; her husband of 49 years, W. Jarrell Lyons; and a grandson, David Miller.

She is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Lenny Carroll and Vicki and Ron Kaplon of North Little Rock, and Jerri and Mike Miller of Sherwood; seven grandchildren, Holly Carroll Mace, Charity Carroll Miller, Hope Carroll, Paul Miller, Mark Miller, John Kaplon, Kristen Kaplon; two great-grandchildren, Ashton and Ella Miller; two sisters, Tannie Luke and Pat Yielding of North Little Rock; an aunt, Sis Zakrzewski.

Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, July 21, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial was in Edgewood Memorial Park. The family requests that memorials be made to the charity of your choice.; nlrt7/29/1999

LyonsWilliam
Jarrell
William Jarrell Lyons, 75, of North Little Rock, a retired electrician and general foreman for Missouri-Pacific Railroad, died Tuesday, Dec. 20. He was the son of the late W.F. and Zella Lyons and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, David Miller. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Leona Siepiela Lyons; three daughters and sons-in-law, Jerri and Mike Miller of Sherwood, Becky and Lenny Carroll and Vicki and Ron Kaplon of North Little Rock; two sisters, Fayzola Calk of Dallas and Dynishia Gordon of Little Rock; and one brother, Col. Billy S. Lyons of Maumelle; seven grandchildren; and one great grandson.

Funeral Mass was held Friday, Jan. 2, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial was in Edgewood Memorial Park.

The family requests that memorials be made to the St. Patrick's School Endowment Fund.; nlrt1/8/1998




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