Thomas William Arnhart
Mr. Thomas William Arnhart, 81, of Conway, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, in Little Rock. Mr. Arnhart was born Nov. 11, 1927, in Crabtree, to the late Samuel and Ina (Couch) Arnhart.
Thomas is also preceded in death by his wife, Florence; and five brothers and three sisters.
Thomas served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He was stationed in California, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Alaska, Kansas and outside the United States in the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand and Greenland, retiring as SMSGT. He saw the world, but loved Arkansas. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked for Sears in appliance service. He was "Mr. Fix-it" for his family. He was a master gardener and great cook. He enjoyed genealogy. He rediscovered and re-established Arnhart Cemetery.
Mr. Arnhart is survived by children, Thomas S. Arnhart and wife Jeanette of Rogers, David W. Arnhart and wife Lisa of Albuquerque, N.M., Nina Tancredi and husband Louis of Wayne, Pa., Lucille Mulkern of Beebe, and Carol Ann Sayer and husband Jim of Bakersfield, Calif.; grandchildren, Jennifer Petrolati-Shepski, Amy Petrolati, Sarah Bull, Alexandra Arnhart, Cassandra Arnhart, Camber Alison Arnhart and Mary Catherine Lucille Arnhart; great-grandchildren, Cash Shepski, Maybelle Shepski, Natalie Bull and Aunika Bull; and brother, Vernal B. Arnhart of Benton City, Wash.
Graveside funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Crabtree Cemetery, outside of Clinton, with full military honors. Arrangements by Griffin Leggett Funeral Home, 1751 Dave Ward Drive, Conway, AR 72034, 327-5000.
Online guest book: www.griffinleggettconway.com
Kenneth DeWayne Hayes
Kenneth DeWayne Hayes, 49, of Jacksonville, entered the gates of Heaven on Oct. 10, 2009, after a long battle of Cancer. Born Dec. 22, 1959, son of the Late Billy F. Hayes and May Belle (Jones) Evans.
He was a member of Kellogg Valley Baptist Church; Kenny served on the praise team where he rejoiced his Lord in song. Kenny enjoyed life and was an avid sportsman who loved the hunt of the game. He valued the time shared with his son and friends hunting and fishing. A precious angel he was to all who knew him. He encouraged all to "Believe."
Preceeded in death by both his father and mother, Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Charlene; son, Dustyn Lee Hayes; and stepfather, Gary L Evans (Sherri).
Special Thanks to our church family and special friends that were by our side during this enduring journey.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kellogg Valley Baptist Church, 9516 Bamboo Lane, Sherwood, AR 72120, with Bro. Paul Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Hartje Cemetery, Conway, Pallbearers will be Larry Whitlock, Kenny Clark, Dwayne Dumas, Clarence (Hoser) Howard, Phillip Gwatney and James Sifford; honorary pallbearers will be Julie Gardner, Kellie Daniel, Tracey Clay, Jan Adams, Sharon Blackwood and Kristi Howard, under the direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Conway, 327-7727.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kellogg Valley Baptist Church Building Fund.
Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
James Wayne Linn
James Wayne Linn, 75, of Damascus, passed away on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009.
Born in Morganton, he was a son of the late Roy and Villa (Pennington) Linn. He married Peggy Harmon on Aug. 3, 1956. They made their home in Conway, where they both worked at International Shoe Co. for 16 years. Wayne finished his career working at CHDC in the maintenance department, until his retirement. In their retirement years he enjoyed spending time with his family, farming and raising cattle on their farm in Damascus. He was a member of the General Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his aforementioned parents; and a brother, Gary Linn.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy; his son, Mark of Greenbrier; grandson, Colby Linn, also of Greenbrier; brothers, R.V. Linn (Sue) and Robert Linn (Dixie), all of Oklahoma City.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gordon Lemings officiating. Interment will follow at Martinville Cemetery with Cecil Harmon, Billy Brown, Danny Joe Harmon, J.D. Harmon, Danny Harmon, Josh Rodgers, Derek Harmon, Chris Jones and Craig Purser serving as pallbearers.
Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
Jim W. Scroggins
Jim W. Scroggins, 61, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009. Jim was born Nov. 16, 1947, at Center Ridge, to the late Herbert and Nellie Polk Scroggins. He was a graduate of Nemo Vista High School. Jim married Nova Scroggins on Dec. 14, 1968, in Shirley.
Jim was a faithful member and deacon of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.
He was also a usher and enjoyed checking on needed maintenance and repairs around the church facility. He was retired from Coca-Cola Enterprises of Morrilton where he was a service technician for 32 years, spending the majority of his career doing maintenance work in the Harrison, Conway and Morrilton areas.
Left behind to honor his memory is his loving wife of 40 years, Nova Caldwell Scroggins; their devoted daughter and son-in-law, Julie Scroggins-Bingham and Jeremy Bingham of Oppelo; one brother, Willie Jay Scroggins of Morrilton; brother and sister-in-law, David and Janie Scroggins of Hattieville; two sisters, Betty Collins and Addie McCoy of Morrilton; nephews, Harold, Donald and James McCoy of Morrilton, Shannon (Teresa) Scroggins of Birdtown and Jeff (Misty) Scroggins of Lanty; one niece, Terri (Michael) Nelson of Plumerville. He is also survived by 10 great nieces and nephews and six great-great-nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; one infant brother; and his mother and father-in-law, Ed and Glenna Caldwell.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. James Mullins and Bro. Verlon Wood officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Center Ridge by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Maintenance Fund or Arkansas Childrens Hospital.
Online guest book: www.harrisfuneralhomes.net