Grover Lee Spencer Jr., died on September 13, 2014 in Allport. He was born on February 7, 1941 to the late Grover and Rhoener Spencer. He worked for the Lonoke County Health Department. He was a member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church of Allport. In addition to his parents he was proceeded in death by his wife Delois Langford.
He is survived by son Donald Spencer of Little Rock, Ark, two daughters Tina Spencer Floyd and Terri Spencer Coley both of Little Rock and Tammy Harris of England. One brother Dan Spencer of Oklahoma. Three sisters Lillie Ann Browning of Chicago, Ill, Dan Spencer, Tulsa, Ok and Bertha Rowe of Sand Springs Ok. Survived by 15 grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be Wednesday September 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Wilson Robison Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday September 23 at Wilson Robison. Burial will be in Gumwood Cemetery of Allport.
Ronnie Paul Barnes went to be with the Lord on August 23, 2014 in Little Rock. He was born on June 24, 1940 to the late Paul and Lessie Glass. He was also proceeded in death by his wife Ruby D. Barnes. He was a truck driver for Riceland Foods and of the baptist faith. He loved his family very much. He also served our country in the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by three sons Ronnie (Lyn) Barnes and Ronnie (Mickey) Parham both of Hazen and David Barnes of North Little Rock. He is also survived by one daughter Joyce Barnes of Little Rock, sister Janet Burnham of Van Buren, Missouri. Also survived by 11 grandchildren.
Memorial service Saturday August 30 10 a.m. at Wilson Robison Funeral Chapel in England, Arkansas
Linda Kay Beliew, loving mother and grandmother of Humphrey, AR. Born January 14, 1948 to Ernest and Irene Risner of Lonoke, passed away July 21, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Jimbo and Donnie Risner, and grandson, Leslie Joe Harris, Jr.
She’s survived by her five daughters: Lisa Wilson, Jennifer Gordan (Chris Nady), Tesa Hardee (Robert), Tina Brown (Lee), Jamie Beliew (Joe Harris); and her sons: Walter (Butch) Beliew, and Joshua Beliew, and nineteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; siblings: Tommy Risner, Lloyd Risner (Marsha), Brenda Cochran (David), and the father of her children and life long friend, Walter (Fuzzy) Beliew.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral will be Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Both at Wilson-Robison Funeral Home in England. Burial will be at Frazier Cemetery of Humphrey.
Mr. Thomas H. Goad, 86, went to be with the Lord on July 5, 2014 in England, Arkansas. He was born on March 4, 1928 to the late Tom and Lena Goad. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He was a farmer and a volunteer fireman for Wright Arkansas Volunteer Fire Department. He also loved the Lord and his family very much. He was a resident of England, Arkansas
He was proceeded in death by his wife Ruby Goad and 2 deceased brothers in addition to his parents. He is survived by two sons Tommy (Nadine) Goad and Bobby Don Goad both of England, Arkansas. One daughter Brenda Ann Atchley of Pine Bluff two sisters Patsy (Ronnie) Bowlan and Gladys Rollins both of Carlisle , Arkansas and 7 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be Tuesday July 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Wilson Robison Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Monday July 7, 2014 at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Flynn Cemetery in Humnoke. Officiating will be Bro. A.R. Davis and Bro. Herman Edens. Pallbearers will be David Mackey, Ron Bowlan, Tommy Goad Jr., Bo Atchley, Roger Spradlin and Farron Young. Wilson Robison Funeral Home of England will be in charge of the arrangements.
Lavada Faye McPherson, 88 passed away May 20, 2014 in Camden. She was born on August 31, 1925 to the late James and Lottie Romine. She loved cooking, dancing, playing cards and dominoes and liked to go fishing. She was proceeded in death by her husband Hermon McPherson.
She is survived by her sons Ronnie (Barbara) McPherson of Jacksonville, Ar., J.W. McPherson of Hampton, Ar. and Leroy McPherson of Camden, Ar. Two daughters Gearoldene (Harold) Walker of Camden, Ar. and Alice (Gary) Jones of Gainesville, Texas. Also surviving 14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren.
Anna J. Wiggington, 77, went to be with Lord on May 16, 2014. She was born on December 2, 1936 in Germany to the late Emel and Mariea Riethmann. She was a member of the Union Valley Baptist Church of Coy. She loved to go walking, camping, crafts and loved her family very much She also loved her daughters dog Gizmo.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years William Wiggington of England, four daughters Debra Ward of North Little Rock, Sandra Sweatt of England, Brenda Bain of Bryant and Joy Lawrence of England. Also many brothers and sisters. Also survived by five grandchildren Amber Sweatt, Colby Sweatt, Matthew Bell, Jonathan and Nicholas Lawrence.
Funeral Service will be Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Wilson Robison Chapel in England. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday May 19 2014 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Union Valley Cemetery at Coy. Memorials may be made to the Union Valley Cemetery.
Leroy Isbell, 90, of Humnoke completed his life on this earth on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. He was surrounded by his family and friends at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. He leaves in his wake a good name and a great legacy and many lives impacted for the better. His 65th rice crop is planted and awaiting the rain. His son, grandsons, and great-grandsons, who have learned so much from him, will see it through to harvest.
Leroy was born on May 3, 1924, in Snake Island, Arkansas. After completing high-school he was drafted into the Navy, where he served in the Pacific before returning to the Snake Island area. He then married his sweetie, purchased his first 40 acres, and settled down to build a family, a farm, and a name for himself in the rice industry. He pioneered new farming practices, including zero-grade and rice behind rice rotations, as well as other innovations that would eventually bring him international acclaim and a place in the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame. He would often dream up new ideas and inventions that he would build in his shop and implement on his farm. Most all of them worked better than anything else available. He never faced a hill that he didn’t think could be flattened with a lot of hard work and determination, and he taught those around him to question the conventional wisdom and not be afraid to boldly seek new ways of doing things. Farming was both his job and favorite hobby, but he was also an avid quail-hunter, spending much of his winters chasing his bird dogs across the hills of west Texas in his red GMC pickup searching for another covey of birds.
He will be remembered in his community for his leadership and acts of kindness, from his deliveries of fresh strawberries, to anonymous gifts, to his support of local charities and individuals in need. He will be remembered by young children as “Car Man” for the matchbox cars he kept in his pockets and gave to every child he met. He will be remembered by his family as a strong and loving man who greatly impacted our lives and left a legacy to be honored.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Bud and Minnie Isbell of Snake Island, and his son, Benny Isbell, of Humnoke. He is survived by his Wife, Luverne Isbell, of Humnoke; Daughter, Vickie and son-in-law Rodney Castleberry; Son, Chris and daughter-in-law Judy Isbell of Humnoke; Grandchildren: Shane (Lisa) Isbell, Wade(Shawna) Isbell, Ashley Isbell; Amber (Rob) Colvin, Hailey (Jake) Norman, Julie (Derrick) Watts, Jill Castleberry; Whitney (Jeremy) Jones, and Mark (Marda) Isbell; 19 Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren, and 35-year employee and honorary family member, Carl Hill.
Leroy attended Stuttgart Harvest Church, of Stuttgart, Arkansas, and professed Christ as the savior of his life. We look forward to seeing him in heaven, where he has by now probably found some hill that he intends to level. We lost him, but we know where to find him.
Visitation will be at Wilson-Robison Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, May 9th, from 6-9 p.m. Memorial services will be Saturday, May 10th, at 2:00 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church in Humnoke. Burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery in Carlisle.