George Douglass Dickerson III went to "Call the Hogs" in heaven on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.
"Doug" was born to the late Bertha Louise Beverly Dickerson Little and George Douglass Dickerson Jr. on Jan. 22, 1931, in Conway, Ark.
He was also preceded in death by his infant son, Scott Alan.
He enjoyed 63 years of marriage to and is survived by his high school sweetheart and dance partner, Donna McCarville Dickerson of Conway; five children, George Douglass IV (Redia) of Conway, William Stanley (Nancy) of Mallettown, Marsha Susan Richmond (Tony) of Maumelle, Dennis Cecil (Jolyn) of Murray, Utah, and Marilyn Ruth Moix (Kirk) of Conway; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Also surviving him are his four sisters, Gladys Louise Neely of Alberta, Canada, Beverly Buendtner of Conway, Salliejane Rainey of Little Rock, and Donna Susan DeGeorge of Stockton, Calif.
By the age of 23, Doug had a house full of kids. He worked for Nabholz Construction and Hiegel Lumber Company before joining Virco Manufacturing in 1955. Doug was the first President of the Virco National Management Association. Several years later, he fulfilled his dream of owning his own business. Doug was widely known as an accomplished inboard/outboard motor repairman, first at Razorback Marine Sales and Service and then Lawrence Landing Repair on Lake Conway.
Between family and work, Doug found time to engineer and build custom wheelchair accessories for the developmentally challenged residents of the Arkansas Children’s Colony (currently CHDC); coach Little League baseball (Bell Butane); and mentor young boys as the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 78. He was a proud Antique Wampus Cat, an original member of the Arkansas Road Hogs, and a Razorback Foundation member for many years. Doug loved the Razorbacks. His favorite season was football!
Doug was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was a longtime member of the Toad Suck Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. He and Donna were recognized in 2001 as the first inductees to the Ducks Unlimited Toad Suck Hall of Fame.
Greers Ferry Lake was his home away from home. He spent many joyful hours with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren at "God’s Little Acre". He taught them how to fish, water ski, frog-hunt, and enjoy the beauty of nature. He was always the happiest when he could share his blessings with his family.
Doug was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Conway, and a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, council 4143.
The family wishes to thank Doug’s special caregivers, Melissa Hight, Hospice Homecare, Dr. Charles Himmler, Dr. Garry Stewart, Dr. Thad Hardin and especially the staff of 4 North at Conway Regional Medical Center.
A rosary will be held Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at 7 p.m., with visitation to follow until 9 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1115 College Ave., Conway.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Fr. John Marconi officiating.
If you choose to show some Razorback spirit in Doug’s memory, feel free to wear red.
Interment will be at St. Joseph Mausoleum.
Pallbearers will be Jason Dickerson, Jeremy Dickerson, Justin Hoadley, William R. Moix II, Chris Hayes, Josh Keylor, Bryan Sherman, Tyler Richmond and Jay Shockley.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Antique Wampus Cats.
Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Hospice Homecare, St. Joseph Endowment, or a charity of the donors choosing.
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Tracy Lea Leach, 46, of Conway, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.
She was born Friday, June 17, 1966, in LaPorte, Ind.
Mrs. Leach had an associates degree in Graphic Design, was an avid coupon saver and a faithful member of Rock Solid First Assembly of God Church in Conway. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend.
She was preceded in death by two uncles, Larry and Ronnie Bain.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, John D. Leach; a daughter, Chelsea Leach; her mother and father, Alice Arline Latham and William Ray Burns; five sisters, Lynn Annette Mathis (Warren Richard Walker), Michelle Lynn Freeman (Tom Freeman), Sharon Sue Bufford (Dennis Bufford), Carla Sue Nunn (Roy Nunn) and Kimberly Rae Bandy (Dietrich "Bub" Bandy); sisters-in-law, Joy Smith and Lisa Duke; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at the Rock Solid First Assembly of God Church, with the Reverend Terry Davis officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Holy Ghost Ministries, P.O. Box 10388, Conway, AR 72033
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Justin Wilson "J-Rob" Robinson, 20, of Greenbrier, passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.
Born in Conway, he was a son to Fred Robinson and Peggy Davis Nadboralski.
Justin was a 2010 Honors graduate of Greenbrier High School and worked for Hammett Electric.
Justin was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James Robinson; and his maternal grandfather, James Davis.
Survivors include his mother, Peggy Nadboralski; and step-father, Bobby; his father, Fred Robinson; and step-mother, Jenna; sister, Keri Robinson; daughter, Kaydence; fiancée, Ashley Poole; step-brothers, Dylan and Chad Nadboralski and Jayden and Jensen Williams; paternal grandmother, Mary Ann Armstrong; paternal step-grandmother, Sherri Robinson; maternal grandmother, Deborah Davis; and extended family members and friends.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Roller McNutt Funeral home in Greenbrier, with the Rev. Jimmy Lusty officiating.
Burial will follow at East Shady Grove Cemetery, with J.R. Robinson, Scott Robinson, Wayne Robinson, Kris Wilson, Chris Estorga and Kyle Bowker serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, at the funeral home.
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Lucille Jennings Uzzle passed away peacefully Monday night, Aug. 15, 2012, at the age of 86, at Conway Regional Hospital, Conway, Ark.
She was born in Holly Bluff, Miss., on Feb. 20, 1926, to the late Robert Jefferson Jennings and Yoland Briggs Jennings.
She was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Edgar David Uzzle.
Lucille and David were longtime members of First Baptist Church in Rolling Fork, Miss. David and Lucille farmed, worked in various occupations and will be remembered for being the owners of Uzzle’s Machine Shop in Rolling Fork for many years.
David and Lucille were blessed with three wonderful children, Major Donnie T. Uzzle (deceased), Robert H. Uzzle of Suttons Bay, Mich., and Mary Leona "Susie" Uzzle Dunaway of Morrilton, Ark.
Lucille was extremely proud of her grandchildren, Brodie Uzzle, Landry Uzzle, Patricia Uzzle, Thomas Uzzle, Michael Dunaway, and Amy Dunaway; as well as five great-grandchildren, Nicole Tillman, Kelsey Wade, Hannah Dunaway, Emma Dunaway and Nicholas Uzzle. She was also blessed with one great-great-grandchild, Harley Grace Tillman. Lucille loved spending time with her extended family, and was particularly grateful for the good times shared at the annual "Briggs Cousins" gathering. Lucille is also survived by her sister, Clare Jeanette Weeks; and many nieces and nephews, who she loved as her own children.
The family would like to thank the staff and her many friends at Trillium Park in Conway, Ark., and the doctors and staff of Conway Regional Hospital, as well as Dr. Robert Rook, who provided primary care for the past several years.
A family visitation will be held at Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork, Miss., on Tuesday, Aug. 21st, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22nd, at First Baptist Church in Rolling Fork, with burial following service at Mound Cemetery.
The family requests any donations be made to First Baptist Church in Rolling Fork or your favorite charity.