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Barbara Dooley

Barbara Jean Dooley, 55, of Conway, formerly of Wilmot died Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Conway Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Wilmot, a correctional officer at Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department, and a member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her adoptive parents, Arthur and Bertha Reed-Dooley; and her birth parents, Tommy and Annie Lee Matthews-Conley.

She is survived by two sons, Adrian Conley, wife Elizabeth, and Kenneth Dooley, wife Lisa, both of Conway; two daughters, Shakenya Dooley-White, husband Kevin, of Little Rock and Haylee Dooley, of Conway; six brothers, Tommy “Joe” Dooley of Bastrop, La., Arthur L. Dooley, wife Victoria, of Minneapolis, Minn., Andrew Dooley of Oklahoma City, Okla., Marcus Conley and Yemal Matthews, both of Conway, and Charles Conley of Parkdale; two sisters, Irene Stokes, of Bastrop and Shanda Conley of Wilmot; and five grandchildren.

Service was held Sunday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Wilmot with Rev. Bernard Jones officiating. Burial was in Second Baptist Cemetery and under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Mario Jenkins, Ty Williams, Leon Jackson, Jonathan Dobbins, John David Poole, and David Burton.

Honorary pallbearers were Yemal Matthews, Adrian Conley, Kenneth Dooley, Derrick Jones, Tabari Matthews, Arthur Dooley, Tommy Dooley, Andrew Dooley, and Marcus Conley.


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Vessie Harris-Dawson

Vessie Mae Harris-Dawson, 72, of North Little Rock died Monday, May 20, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family and friends.

She was a native of Wilmot, a retired certified nurse’s assistant, and a member of St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church. She sang with Portland-Montrose Community Choir.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leroy Harris; one daughter, Zada Barfield; her parents, Arthur and Larlue Smith-Stokes; and six brothers, Levert, Arthur Jr., Willie, Clemon, Lee Edward, and Michael Stokes.

She is survived by her husband of two years, James Dawson Jr.; two sons, Cedric Harris, wife Siernna, and Cortney Harris, both of Little Rock; two step-sons, Tavares and Jamie Dawson, of Little Rock; one step-daughter, Lisa Dawson of North Little Rock; one brother, Sterling Stokes of Inglewood, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Service was held Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. David Owens and Rev. Byron Lewis officiating. Burial was in Second Baptist Cemetery and under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Jamie Dunn, Dexter Dunn, Dewayne Watt, Dominik Currenton, Leonard Stokes, and Murray Stokes.

Honorary pallbearers were LeRon Morris, Lee Manning, Leroy Toston Sr., Leroy Toston Jr., Kenneth Stokes, Leonard Stokes Jr., Shamarjia Stokes, and Darryl Stokes.


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Earl Lowery

Earl Lowery, 78, of Wilmot, died Friday, May 24, 2019 in Little Rock. He was a native of Holly Bluff, Miss., and a resident of Wilmot since 1996. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, having served during the Vietnam Era. He served as a Wilmot police officer for two years and was on the Wilmot city council for two years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Leon and Virge Dement Lowery, and two sisters, Martha Bond and Opel Lunrum.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Faith Daly Lowery of Wilmot; one son, Matthew Potter of Mexico, Mo.; four daughters; one brother, David Lowery of Tallulah, La.; two sisters, Hope Bond of Wilmot and Jean Cook of Vossburg, Miss.; and 10 grandchildren.

No service is planned. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.


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Rachel Summerland

Rachel Summerland, 80, of Hamburg, died Monday, May 20, 2019.

She was a native and lifelong resident of the Extra Community south of Hamburg.

She graduated from Hamburg High School in 1957, where she was an honor graduate. She worked at Hamburg Shirt Factory for a number of years and at Noble/Allbritton Elementary School cafeteria for over 20 years.

She was a former member of Hamburg Riding Club and a member of Extra United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Cleveland Summerland; one grandson, Grant Summerland; her parents, Easter and Reavie Holland Kinnaird; two sisters, Bonnie Dean Kinnaird and Jean Doles; and four brothers, Larry L. Kinnaird, Charles Edward Kinnaird, Tom I. Kinnaird and R.E. “Buddy” Kinnaird.

She is survived by her sons, Cleve Summerland and wife, Connie, of Crossett and Keith Summerland and wife, Paula, of Hamburg; three sisters, Sara Cruce of Monticello and Faye Hunter and Ann Austin, husband James, all of Hamburg; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Danny Babcock officiating. Burial was in Extra Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kirk Doles, Calvin Kinnaird, Ragan Hunter, Phil Kinnaird, Andy Kinnaird, Chuck Kinnaird, Junior Cruce, and Jim Pollock.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

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