Gary Thomas Moffett Sr., 64, passed away surrounded by family on December 29th, 2019 in Jacksonville, Arkansas. He was born on March 28th, 1955 in Jeffersonville, Indiana to the late John Thomas Moffett and Nadene Ashburn Moffett. During his early years, he was family friends with his future wife and even worked with her father. On April 2nd, 1981, he happily married his wife of 38 years, Mary Denise Whitted. Gary was a skilled carpenter who loved music, especially the guitar; he enjoyed to hunt and fish as well. Of all the things he enjoyed doing was spending time with his family and seeking God were his favorites. Gary was of the Pentecostal faith and he had a special place in his heart for his Lord and was known to spend time with the Lord in prayer and in His Word, the Bible. Preceding in death are his parents; one sister, Brenda Carol Moffett; and one brother, Kary Dean Moffett. Those remaining to cherish his memory are his wife, Denise; three sons, John Thomas "Tommy" (Amanda) Moffett, Gary Timothy "Timmy" Moffett, Gary Thomas "Tiny" (Rachel) Moffett II; three daughters, Tambrea Moffett, Kimberly (Stuart) Derrick, Kaylee Alyce Moffett (who shares her 'Gabby's' love of Jesus and sees His face in those of the angels). Gary leaves behind two brothers, Larry John Moffett, and Jerry Dene (Leah Ann) Moffett; three sisters, Glenda Mae (the late Kenny) Potts, Renita June (Jeff) Askew, and Cookie Lee "Nonnie", who was honored to hold his hand as he crossed over from this life into eternity. Gary was blessed with 16 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren who were the joy of his heart. Funeral services will be at Fowler Funeral Home on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 at 11:00 AM with visitation from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Ronald Bennett Banks, 66, passed away on December 17th, 2019. He was born in Brinkley, AR on September 23rd, 1953 to the late Roy Banks and Joan Crafford Banks. Ronnie, as he was known, lived the entirety of his life in the Brinkley and Cotton Plant area. He was a simple farmer who loved his family and had a giving spirit. He is preceded in death by his father, Roy Banks; and step-father Butch Kilpatrick. Those remaining to cherish his memory are his mother, Joan Kilpatrick; one daughter, Shelley (Kevin) Wallace; one brother, Brad (Libby) Banks; one sister, Karen (Robert) Broadway; four grandchildren, Kolby (Brittani) Hollowell, Kayla (Michael) Dixon, Dakota Wallace, and Montana Wallace; three great-grandchildren, with one on the way; along with a host of other family and friends. Visitation will be at Fowler Funeral Home on Thursday, December 19th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Funeral services will be at First Baptist Church in Cotton Plant, AR on Friday, December 20th at 1:00pm with burial to follow at Cotton Plant Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, make memorials to Cotton Plant Cemetery.
Cathy "Renee" Bock
September 27 1955 - December 12 2019
Cathy “Renee” Bock, 64, passed away at her home in Roe on December 12, 2019. She was born in Stuttgart on September 27th, 1955 to the late Elmer and Valda Russell Bock.
Renee graduated from Clarendon High School in 1973. Throughout her life, all Renee knew was work. She was employed at Ag-Pro/Greenway of Stuttgart for over 25 years, where she specialized in combines and tirelessly served the farmers from Arkansas and the surrounding counties. Renee loved to hunt and fish along with taking care of her family. She was a lifetime member of Roe United Methodist Church and also sat on the board of Grand Prairie Regional Water for four years.
Preceding in death are her parents; and one sister, Phyllis Bock. She is survived by one daughter, LeAnn (Jason) Scheiderer of Stuttgart; one sister, Donna (Ken) Sutton of Pine Bluff; three grandchildren, Kaylee, Christopher (Ruth), and Jonathan, all of Stuttgart. Also remaining to cherish her memory are two great-grandchildren; one nephew, Wayne Sutton, special family friend, Shelly Cheek, with son B.J. White of Roe; one niece, Ladonna (Jerry) Moorehead, with children McKensie, Maddox, and Tillie; along with a host of cousins, and close friends.
Funeral services will be held at Roe United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm with visitation one-hour prior. Burial to follow at Roe Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Roe Cemetery POB 93 Roe AR.
Imogene Geneva Suggett
June 15 1924 - November 19 2019
Imogene Geneva Suggett, 95, passed away surrounded by family on November 19, 2019, in Stuttgart, Arkansas. She was born in McRae, Arkansas on June 15, 1924, to the late Harley Carrigan and Maud DuBoise Carrigan. Also preceding Imogene in death are her husband of 56 years, John T. Suggett; two brothers Harley Carrigan, and Conway Carrigan; four sisters, Annie Laura Kirk, Lucille Kirk, Aileen Taylor, and Elizabeth Szarowicz. Those remaining to cherish Imogene’s memory are one son, Charles (Pam) Suggett of Lumberton, Texas; one daughter, Shirley (Clifford) Burdett, of Stuttgart, Arkansas; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; along with many other family and friends. Imogene was also known to be called by other endearing names, including Momma or Mamaw, by her family; and she had a unique way to make each family member feel like they were her favorite. She was a working woman who would rather sit and talk over coffee than clean the house. She always had a dessert made, just in case someone stopped by. She often stayed up late reading a good book but was still willing to get up early to make biscuits from scratch. She loved to talk on the phone. Sometimes about nothing at all, and other times about everything. She loved quilting and was a great storyteller. She had many ‘good ole country’ sayings that usually made us laugh. After she was widowed in 2000, she continued to live alone, caring for her home and mowing her two-acre yard until she was 93 years old. Imogene was a longtime member of both the American Legion of Holly Grove and the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and before church, it was not uncommon for her to get her shotgun and take out an armadillo that was digging holes in her yard. She loved to be outside and was able to plant a stick and grow a tree. Along with all this, she was a Domino Queen. No matter what another played she would score and always was the winner. Today she is a winner in heaven. A winner of a new body with a crown glistening with jewels at peace in the presence of Jesus hearing the words found in Matthew 25:21 – “Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant”.
Funeral services will be held at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church ourside of Clarendon on Friday, November 22nd at 11:00 am with visitation one-hour prior. Burial to follow at Shiloh Cemetery, just east of Clarendon.
Rosie Elizabeth Sieber
June 14 1924 - november 15 2019
Rosie Elizabeth Sieber, 95, of Searcy, passed away on November 15, 2019. Elizabeth was born on June 14, 1924,
in Cotton Plant to the late Ernest Rhodes and Ethel Fowler.
Elizabeth was very active and had many hobbies including crafting, quilting, and sewing. She won hundreds of Blue Ribbons at County Fairs. When not crafting, she could be found in her vegetable garden. Elizabeth loved to can food and jelly fruits. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary along with the Home Demonstration Club and the East Central Arkansas CB Radio Club. She also spent many years on their farm chopping and picking cotton.
She is survived by two sons; Thomas Sieber and late wife Sue Sieber of Scott, and Carl Sieber of Michigan; three daughters; Ila and late husband Leland Kinder of Michigan, Peggy and late husband Carl Sullivan of Searcy, Nadine and husband Bob Freeland of Jacksonville. Along with two sisters; Bonice and late husband Paul Crenshaw of Booneville, AR and Flora and husband Terry Terrell of Texas; and one son-in-law, Dewey McGee;
15 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and a collection of
other family and friends.
Elizabeth is preceded in death by her husband,
Harvel T. Sieber; one daughter, Karen McGee; one infant brother; and three sisters; Ruby Morris, Aurvis Langley,
and Polly Coley.
Services will be held on November 19th at 1:00pm at Fowler Funeral Home. Burial at Hunter Cemetery.
Herbert "Herb" Brechtel
Jul 14 1929 - Nov 1 2019
Herbert 'Herb' Henry Brechtel, 90, passed away in Stuttgart, AR on November 1st, 2019. He was born in Ulm, AR on July 14th, 1929 to the late Henry Frank Brechtel and Bertha Timmerman Brechtel. Herb was a lifelong resident of the Ulm area and was a longtime member of the Ulm Hunting Club; if an animal was in hunting season, Herb would shoot at it. After his honorable discharge from the United States Army, Herb went back home and became a cattle and rice farmer. Preceded in death are his parents; two brothers, Howard Brechtel, and Wilburn "Fat" Brechtel; and two sisters, Lucille Davis, and Lillian Madden. Survivors include one sister, Lorene (late Ervin) Schroeder; along with other friends and family including several nieces, nephews, cousins. Graveside service will be at Ulm Cemetery on Thursday, November 7th at 10:00 am.
Elsie Boyle (wife, mother, grandmother/grandmuddy), 84, died October 29th, 2019, with her husband and family by her side in Brinkley, Arkansas. She was born August 13th, 1935, at her home in Rich, Arkansas, to James Arthur Terry and Harriet Mull Terry. She graduated Valedictorian from Brinkley High School. She met the love of her life, Robert Boyle, at church and were married on October 31, 1954. They celebrated 64 years (a couple of days short of 65 years) of marriage together. Elsie was a Brinkley public high school secretary for many years. She was an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church since its founding in 1951 where she also served as a Sunday school teacher, Brinkley squares (square dancing) for 25 years, scrap happy quilting club, home economics board member, and Lutheran’s ladies aid organization. Her interests, aside from all the organizations she was involved in, included spending time with her family, sewing, quilting, and crocheting, oil painting, playing the piano, gardening, completing crossword puzzles, and baking. Elsie is survived by husband, Robert Boyle; one daughter, Janice (Herman) Reeves; one son, Bobby (Linda) Boyle; five grandchildren, Jeremy, Colby, and Shane Thompson, Bethany (Josh) Proffit, and Lauree Bartholomew; along with one great-grandchild, Kenzie (Ryan) McGaughey. She is preceded in death by three brothers, James Arthur (Buster) Terry, Bobby Dean Terry, and baby boy Johnny; one sister, Barbara Anne Noah, and one son-in-law, Dwight Thompson. Visitation will be held Friday, November 1st at Fowler Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 pm followed by the funeral Saturday at 10:00 am at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Rich, Arkansas, with interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, Brinkley. Memorials may be sent to Our Savior Lutheran Church or Upper Cemetery.