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Obituaries, Wednesday June 26, 2013

Posted: June 25, 2013 - 6:47pm
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Betty Brown Dunaway
Betty Brown Dunaway

Betty Brown Dunaway

Betty Brown Dunaway, 89, of Conway, went to be with her Heavenly Father, Saturday, June 22, 2013.

She was born June 19, 1924, in Texarkana, Ark., to the late Layman Beckett and Nell Dixon Brown.

Betty was also preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, James Arthur Dunaway; and one sister, Mary Catherine Martin.

Betty was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Conway and later a founding member of Grace United Methodist Church. She received a Master of Arts Degree from Northwestern University in Evansville, Ill., and a Master of Science Degree in Education from UCA. Betty was a member of Pi Beta Phi Alumnae in Texarkana. She taught English at Conway High School from 1967 to 1970 and served on the school board before becoming a real estate agent.

Betty and Pete Hart opened a real estate agency in 1975 and were affiliated with Century 21. This was one of the first agencies in the state to be affiliated with Century 21 in 1978. They saw this as an avenue to do what they both loved, which was selling houses that became homes. What they didn’t know was that their company would become one of the longest lasting real estate companies in Conway and one of the top Century 21 offices in Arkansas. Betty was named Realtor of the Year for 1987 by the Conway Board of Realtors. In 1988, The Conway Board of Realtors presented its Hall Of Fame Award to Betty, who was the first woman to receive the Hall Of Fame Award.

Betty was an avid golfer and was runner up in the Arkansas State Women’s Golf Tournament on several occasions. She once played a round of golf with legendary sportswoman Babe Diedrickson Zaharias. In 1953 Mrs. Betty Dunaway was a leading contender in The Arkansas Women’s Golf Tournament and advanced to the meets semifinals.

Betty is survived by two sons, Dr. Geoffrey Dunaway and wife Linda of Harrison, Ark., and Dr. Edwin Dunaway and wife Sharon of Conway; grand-children, Layman and Ryan Dunaway, Alexis and husband Aubrey; and one great grandson, Collin Lee Ralls.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29th, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, 501-327-7727, with Associate Pastor Reggie Russell officiating. Burial will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park.

Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons Layman Dunaway, Ryan Dunaway, and nephews Scott Martin, Gary Martin, Mike Martin, and grandson-in-law, Aubrey Ralls.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 28th, at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank Home Instead for their help with assisted living over the last several years. Sheila Connors and Virginia Traffanstedt were very helpful.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 1075 Hogan Lane, Conway, AR 72034 or The American Cancer Society, NCICFUL P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454.

Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

Walter ‘Bill’ May

Walter “Bill” May, 81, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on June 23, 2013.

He was born on April 12, 1932, in Springhill, to the late Earl and Alberta May.

Bill was an Army veteran, served in the Korean War, a life member of the Masonic lodge, an avid outdoorsman, and an active member with the Arkansas Trap Shooting Association.

Bill is survived by his loving wife Jean; one son, Michael May; one daughter, Bev Finch (Phillip); three grandchildren, Amy Finch, Greg Finch, Amanda Scout Finch; one sister, Mary Helen Berthelot; and many friends too numerous to mention.

He is also preceded in death by his three sisters.

A Funeral Service will be held in his honor on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier at 1 p.m., with burial to follow at Springhill cemetery.

Visitation was held on Tuesday evening at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m.

In Lieu of flowers, the family asked memorials to be made to the Bill May Memorial Scholarship Fund (Ark Trap Shooting Assoc.) 61 Vestal Drive, Lonoke, AR 72086.

Condolences may be sent to www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Ernestine A. Moix

Ernestine A. Moix, 86, of Conway, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Place in Conway. Ark.

She was born at home, on Aug. 13, 1926, at St. Vincent Township in Conway County, Ark. She was one of five children of John Hamling and Clara Zimmerman Hamling.

She entered nursing school in her late teens and spent much of her life caring for others.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Conway, a member of the Christian Mothers. She was a devoted wife and best friend of her husband Leo M. Moix, who preceded her in death March 26, 1996.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother; three sisters; and her son-in-law, Joe Stafford, Jr.

She is survived by her four children, Judy Jay of North Little Rock; Rita Bintliff and husband David A. of Clinton; David Leo Moix and wife Tricia of Conway and Jeanna Stafford, also of Conway; ten grand-children; eighteen great-grand-children, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the St. Joseph Endowment- Moix Family Math-Science Fund.

The Rosary will be held at 6 p.m., and the visitation will follow, on Wednesday, June 26, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway.

The Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Conway.

Interment will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park, with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent online to www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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