Delbert O. Webb, 100, of Conway, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. This is a trip he had been looking forward to all his life. He was born Friday, Sept. 5, 1913, in Formosa, Ark., the first of nine children of the late Ellis E. and Bessie (Huie) Webb.
Delbert was a member of the Robinson Center Church of Christ and a World War II veteran.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 67 years, Violet (Jones) Webb; four children, Sharon Williams (Kirk), Joyce Christopher (John), Mary Jackson, and James Webb (Brenda); 10 grandchildren, Lora Christopher, John Christopher Jr., Heather Deaver, Jeff Webb, Jennifer Savoie, Chris Webb, Todd Williams, Sara Lumas, Tracy Gilmore and Michael Gilmore. He also bragged of his 16 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ruby and Thelma Webb of Choctaw, Ark., and Elma and Ruth Webb of Culpepper Mountain, Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Oather, Marvin and J.C. Webb; and sisters, Ama and Audra Webb.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in the chapel of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway. Burial was at Crestlawn Memorial Park with Steve Norris officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Robinson Center Church of Christ Building Fund: 1505 Robinson Ave & Center Street, Conway, Arkansas 72034. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Alden Edward Davis, 81, of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Born Nov. 1, 1932, in Mineral Point, Wis., to the late Charles Carbanell and Avis Velma Foye Quick Davis. Alden retired from the Arkansas State Hospital as a maintenance technician. After retirement, Alden enjoyed many activities, but his favorites were attending Botkinburg Baptist Church, where he was a member, fishing, tinkering with projects and listening to gospel music.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty Davis of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Bethany Davis of Clinton: two sisters, Elsie Ray of Mansfield, Texas, and Edith Mooney of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Roger W. Davis of Oklahoma; one granddaughter, Christina Meyers and husband Robert of Dennard.
Visitation was Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Botkinburg Baptist Church. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Botkinburg Baptist Church with Brother Bob Bagley officiating. Burial was at Half Moon Cemetery in Botkinburg. Arrangements entrusted to Clinton Funeral Service, Clinton, Arkansas. Please sign Alden’s Book of Memories at www.clintonfuneralservice.com
Bennie Lee Garrett, 60 of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Damascus, Ark., died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. He was born May 17, 1953, in Little Rock, Ark., to the late Ben Franklin and Connie Loftis Garrett. He was a 1971 graduate of South Side High School in Bee Branch and was a member of the Church of Christ. He enjoyed playing guitar, fishing, and music.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Ricky William Garrett. Survivors include two sons, Bennie Elijah Garrett (Alison) and Jesse Lee Garrett, both of Conway; two granddaughters, Amelia Page and Brooklyn, both of Conway; two sisters, Brenda Linn of Conway and Sandra Edwards of Bee Branch; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other family.
Graveside service was 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Quattlebaum Cemetery, Bee Branch. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials made to Renewal Ranch "Restoring Broken Lives through Christ"/ P.O. Box 11128 / Conway, AR 72034. Online guest book www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Rodney Shelton Lewis, 69, passed away Tuesday. He was a CPA and of the Baptist Faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray Lewis Sr. and Virginia Shelton Lewis; two brothers, Ray Lewis Jr. and Glendon Lewis; sister Laura Sue Lewis. Survivors: two sons, Todd Lewis (Candy), San Antonio, Texas, Brad Lewis, Antham, Ariz.; sister Dorothy Gray (Harrell), Van Buren; three grandchildren, Julian, Katy, Victoria.
Memorial service at a later date. http://www.dwightfamilyfuneral.com/.
Doreta Ann Crabtree, known as Dodie to her family and friends, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Webster, Texas. She was born on Jan. 25, 1942, in Beaumont, Texas, to Marvin and Catherine Nettles.
Dodie was raised in Beaumont and graduated from Beaumont High and attended the University of Oklahoma. Dodie and Jack lived in Tulsa, Okla., for many years where they enjoyed traveling, fishing, skeet shooting and golf. After Jack’s retirement they moved to Van Buren, Ark., until Jack passed away.
She is preceded in death by her mother and father; sisters Lula, Mildred, Catherine; and brothers George, Jimmy, Marvin and Mike. Dodie is survived by five sisters, Bessie Castille, Ann Wilson, Alice Parrish, Pam Vaughn and Mary Manley. There are many cousins, nieces, and nephews family and friends who will miss her and her inner and outward beauty.
A celebration of her life was held Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 E. Main St., League City, Texas 77573. In lieu of flowers you may send memorials to the charity of your choice.
Marlow Marion Watt, 78, of Fairfield Bay, Ark., died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.