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Patrick F. Moore EMT#1003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick F. Moore, 68, of Conway went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday September 4, 2017. He was born on Thursday January 27, 1949 to the late Ralph and Eva (Calhoun) Moore in Dumas, AR. He graduated from Conway High School in 1967. Pat served as the Faulkner County Coroner for 28 1/2 years. He was the first accredited Medicolegal Death Investigator in the state. He was a licensed EMT for 40 years and was recognized in 2006 by the Arkansas EMT Association as the longest tenured EMT-I in the state. He was Faulkner County EMT of the year in 1984 and in addition served as the President of both the Arkansas EMT Instructor Association as well as the National Association of EMT’s. He was the Instructor/Coordinator of the year of both the Arkansas EMT Association and the National Association of EMT’s. Pat was President of the Arkansas Coroner’s Association from 2013-2017. He was a Nationally Registered Diplomate of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators and a Board Certified Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners. Pat was a Recognized Expert in Death Scene Investigation Issues. He served as a member, and officer of multiple boards and committees and over the last 10 years helped develop the Arkansas Medicolegal Death Investigation course in conjunction with the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy, and the Arkansas Coroner’s Association. This course was very important to Pat because he wanted every Coroner and Deputy Coroner in the State of Arkansas to have access to quality training that would allow every County to have the same knowledge and experience to aid in their investigations.

Pat is preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Eva Moore and Sister Corynn French. Pat is survived by his loving wife of thirty-two years Leslie Moore; his sister Norma Fletcher; three children Tate (Amy) Moore and their two children Kaylin (Skyler) Reynolds, and Talon Moore, Marti (Danny) Fife and their two children Shelby and Anna Kay Fife, and Shayla (Charlie) Cockrum and their two children Bryce Burkheart, and Braden Cockrum; dearest friend Jessica Thorn, and many nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday September 7, 2017 at Woodland Heights Baptist Church in Conway from 4:00PM – 8:00PM. Services will be on Friday September 8, 2017 at 10:00AM at Woodland Heights Baptist Church in Conway with burial following at Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jim Slattery, Bubba Bell, Dennis Willheim, Mark Mahan, Bob Edwards, John Mattox, Talon Moore, and Mark Reeves; honorary pallbearer Braden Cockrum. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Faulkner County SPCA 4 Gail Lane, Conway AR 72034.

Brittany Lauren Wildhaber EMT# 27131

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brittany Lauren Wildhaber, 28, of Bryant, Arkansas passed away September 1, 2017 in Alexander, Arkansas. She was born July 11, 1988 in Sherwood, Arkansas to Michelle (Bacon) Wildhaber and raised in Saline County.

Brittany graduated from Bryant High School and earned her Bachelor degree from University of West Florida. She worked as an EMT since 2012 with Medtran and most recently, at MEMS. Her passion for serving people carried her into her role as a fire fighter with Northeast Fire Department of Saline County.

Brittany was smart, funny, and loving. She was a loyal friend-once you were friends, you were friends for life. She loved the Lord, and showed the love of Christ with every life she touched. Heaven gained a unique, endearing, sweetheart of an angel.

Brittany leaves to cherish her memory her partner, Robert “Bobby” Hawkins; mother, Michelle Wildhaber-Tackett; step-father, Rick Tackett; sister, Serena Wildhaber; step-brothers, Lynn and Ray Tackett; dearly beloved nephew, Gaige Alan Figueroa; and a host of cherished family, friends, and colleagues including her “Aunt” Shirley Yount who love Brittany and will miss her always.

A memorial service in her honor will be held at 5:00 PM, Saturday, September 9, 2017 at First Assembly of God Church, 1801 Hot Springs Highway, Benton, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northeast Fire Department for the EMT Scholarship in her memory.

Wayn Ledbetter – EMT# 17292

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayn Ledbetter, 48, died in Hot Springs, AR on August 28, 2017.

He was born on August 20, 1969 in Dunoon, Scotland and grew up in Hot Springs. He was a graduate of Fountain Lake High School. He served in the United States Air Force and was a graduate of the Emergency Medical Science program at UAMS.

Wayn was a first responder who worked as a paramedic for over 20 years in Texas, Georgia, Colorado, and Arkansas. He touched the hearts of many and saved numerous lives doing the work he loved. He was a gifted vocalist and drummer with a great love for music. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, co-worker, and friend who will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his father and mother, Clifford and Margaret Ledbetter; his brother, Garry Ledbetter, his sister and brother-in-law, Angela and Aaron Boyette; his nephew, Zeke Ledbetter; his nieces Riley and Linsey Ledbetter and Eden and Daphne Boyette; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Michael David Gault EMT# 20013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(April 14, 1979 – August 20, 2017)

Michael David Gault of Sheridan, Arkansas was born April 14, 1979 in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Jack W. Gault, Jr. and Deborah Lantz Gault. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his precious children. He loved serving others as a paramedic which was his calling in life, helping others in their time of need. Mr. Gault died Sunday, August 20, 2017 at his home at the age of 38.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Donald Lantz, his paternal grandfather, Jack Gault, Sr., a nephew, Jayden Gault, maternal great grandparents, Clay and Helen Aaron and his beloved cousin, Cary “Bubba” Spann.

Survivors: wife, Stacy Erin Gault; son, Jasper Gault; daughter, Lydia Gault, all of Traskwood; parents, Jack and Deborah (Debbie) Gault of Sheridan; brothers, Joey and wife Michelle Gault of Sheridan, Jason and wife Grace Gault of Haskell; sister, Michelle and husband Jason Rocha of Sheridan; maternal grandmother, Ida Lantz of Sheridan; paternal grandmother, Jean Gault of Haskell and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers and friends.

Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kenny Swiger officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Harmony Cemetery in Haskell. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1:00 until service time. Pallbearers are John Badgley, Bubba Johnson, Matt House, Jody Bramlett, Joey Gault, Jason Gault, Jason Rocha and Nick Clark.

Honorary pallbearers will be his fellow coworkers of E.A.S.I. and Cheryl Smith will be Special Honorary pallbearer.

 

Nathaniel Clark Crump EMT# 25077

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nathaniel Clark Crump, 30, of Beebe, Arkansas went to be with his Heavenly Father June 21, 2017. He was a 2005 graduate of Beebe High School. Nathaniel was a firefighter for the Little Rock Fire Dept. and a volunteer fireman for the Antioch Fire Department. He was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church.

Nathaniel is survived by his wife, Jessica Crump of Beebe; mother and stepfather Carol and Michael Westergren of Beebe; father and stepmother Steve and Gina Crump of Ozark, Missouri; father and mother-in-law Danny and Terri Schmitz of Beebe; two brothers, Caleb Crump and Peyton Crump; three sisters Tara James, Stephanie Leahey and Krista Davis; and grandmothers Barbara Webb, Lee Mills, Jenifer Hampton and Sandra Rye, all of Beebe.

Nathaniel has become a hero to many. His strength and courage were two of the many words that best describe him. His contagious smile will always be remembered.

Memorials may be made to the Antioch Fire Dept., 166 Jim Corbitt Rd., Beebe, AR 72012.

Marcus Lee White EMT# 2512

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcus Lee White Sr. 90 of Lonsdale, Arkansas departed this life on June 11, 2017. He was born in Dallas, Texas on December 25, 1926. Marcus proudly served with the 11 Airborne Division in the Philippines during WWII. He was a 45 year veteran with the Little Rock Fire Dept. and 15 years with the Lonsdale Fire Department. Marcus was a member of the Hurricane Lake Baptist Church and lifelong Mason. He was a mentor and father figure to many.

Marcus was preceded in death by his parents, Malcom and Lora Bea White, sisters, Willie Bea and Delores and his oldest son, Marcus Lee White, Jr. and wife of 53 years, Hughgla Mae. He is survived by his two sons, his brother, Malcom E White Jr. and many nieces and nephews.

Special Thanks to the Little Rock Fire Dept. honor Guard. Pallbearers will be the Little Rock Fire Dept. Honor Guard. Honorary Pallbearers will be Rubin Webb, Don Kinney, Chuck Bowers, Dave Bentley, Floyd Burns, Johnny Reed, Larry Lowe and Doug Coney.

Visitation will be at Ashby Funeral Home, Thursday, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Church services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Hurricane Lake Baptist Church with Paul Lee and Larry Lowe officiating. Internment will follow at Ten Mile Cemetery. On line guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.

 

Scotty Douglas “Doug” Deckard – EMT#10699

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scotty Douglas “Doug” Deckard, 51, of Quitman, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017. Born July 27, 1965 in Heber Springs to Richard Lee and Marilyn Martin Deckard, Doug, as he is known by everyone, was a communications dealer for Hyteria Radio.
Doug made his life as a public servant. Beginning his fire service career in 1981 at age 16 and becoming an EMT in 1986, he had served as Chief for the Quitman Fire Department, Director of Quitman EMS, and was the Chief of Cove Creek-Pearson Fire Department for the last several years. Doug also served as Constable of his township and Director of the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue. Doug also served on many communications and fire committees and board. Whenever someone needed something, Doug was there. Doug was also a member of the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church since 1975.
Doug is survived by his mother, Marilyn Deckard; uncle Dale and Charlotte Deckard and Harmon Deckard; and his Cove Creek-Pearson Fire Department family and a host of many friends and other family.
He is preceded in death by his father, Richard Lee Deckard; paternal grandparents Carl and Zelmer Deckard; maternal grandparents George and Pearl Martin.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Quitman. Funeral Services will be Friday, May 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Quitman with Brother Darriel Ezell and Pastor Paige Gustin officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Pall Bearers are Cove Creek Pearson Fire Department.

Scotty Wayne Newman EMT# 11867

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Scotty Wayne Newman, 49, of Calmer, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center due to an auto accident. Scotty was born on May 20, 1967, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, the son of Paul Wayne Newman and Linda Rushing Newman, of Calmer.

Scotty was a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, of Calmer. He was a graduate of Woodlawn High School, Cleveland County, May 24, 1985. He also graduated from UTI, as a Certified Diesel Mechanic, of Houston, Texas, 1985; EMT-1 from Arkansas Fire Academy, Camden, Arkansas, 1987; Paramedic and Nursing Pre-requisite degree from Great Rivers Community College, McGehee, Arkansas, 1988; received his Register Nurse Diploma, Southeast Arkansas Community College, McGehee, Arkansas, August, 1990; Jefferson School of Nursing, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, May, 2004; Scotty was certified in Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support, Trauma Nursing Core Course, American Academy of Pediatrics=PEPP Course and the National Clandestine Meth Laboratories Training Program. Scotty was also certified as ACLS, PALS, PEPP Trained, 1st Basic Training Brigade, PHTLS. Scotty served as a Certified Volunteer Firefighter for the Woodlawn Fire Department and served as the Cleveland County Deputy Coroner. Scotty served in the United States Army Reserve as a Wire Systems Installer and Combat Life Saver from 1986-1988.

Scotty is survived by his parents, Paul and Linda Newman; his wife, Stacey Johnson Newman; daughter, Shelbi Cheyenne Newman; 2 step-daughters, Carly Johnson and Amanda Johnson Bennett; brother, Steven Lynn Newman, all of Calmer; sister, Stacy Newman Coleman of White Hall; 1 step-grandson, Aiden Bennett; niece, Sydine Newman of Crescent, OK; and three nephews, Brendan, Chaney and Nicholas Coleman of White Hall.

Funeral services are 2:00PM Wednesday at Griffin Funeral Chapel with Bro. Daryl Sellers, Bro. Kyle Underwood and Bro. Greg Upperman officiating. Visitation is 6:00-8:00PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial at Newman Cemetery. Woodlawn Fire Department will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.

 

Jeffery Bruce Jones EMT#25488

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February 7, 1959 – December 1, 2016

Jeffery Bruce Jones (57) of Conway, AR, born on February 7, 1959, left this earth on December 1, 2016, in Little Rock, AR.

In his personal life, Bruce was a loving husband to Linda and father to Adrian and Noah. When he married Linda, he determined that her boys were his as well. He loved his bonus sons Chris (Lori), Doug (Stephanie), and Greg (Meg), and was a devoted grandfather to his six granddaughters: Makenna, Claire, Kate, Lizzy, Eve, and Charlie. He was also a loving son to his mother, Carolyn Jones (deceased).

Bruce was involved in Boy Scouts, earned the Vigil Honor in Order of the Arrow, and was an Eagle Scout. While in scouts he served on staff of four Wood Badge advanced leader training courses, was Thunderbird District Commissioner, led training courses on the District and Council level, and spent many days staffing camps at Gus Blass Scout Reservation. He also received the Distinguished Commissioner Award, the District Award of Merit, and Silver Beaver Award. Besides scouting, Bruce was involved with local Ham radio organizations and previously held the position of Assistant Director of the American Radio Relay League.

In his professional life, he had been a deputy with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s office, a volunteer firefighter serving as Captain and EMT-A/EMS Director with the Runyan Acres Fire Department, an EMT with MEMS, and spent 20 years as a radiographer at UAMS before ending his professional career as a radiographer at MedExpress in Conway, AR. In 2013 he was appointed by Gov. Beebe to the Medical Ionizing Radiation Licensure Committee for the State of Arkansas.

The red roses on the casket are in honor of Bruce’s wife Linda, his sons Adrian and Noah, and his six granddaughters.”

Shawn Douglas Lackey – First Responder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 22, 1985 – November 11, 2016

Shawn Douglas Lackey was born August 22 1985 in Little Rock AR to Doug and Cindy Lackey. Shawn was taken away too early in a car accident. Shawn was a friend to everybody who met him and he never met anyone that he didn’t like. He was a prankster and got a kick out of teasing an messing around with people.

Shawn loved to attend his sons ball games and enjoyed playing softball as well. Shawn was an avid hunter and fisherman an you would always see him in camo. Shawn’s joy in life was his three children and the love of his life Jamie.

Shawn was preceded in death by his two Grandfathers Tollie Lackey of Tumbling Shoals and Rev. Clifford Baxter of Heber Springs, his Aunt Malinda Smith of Tumbling Shoals, Great Grand Parents Dave and Stella Fortner and Loy’s and Bertha Lackey, and his wife’s Grandmother Mrs. Verna Cline .

Shawn leaves behind the Love of his life his wife Jamie (Pierce) Lackey, his three children Caleb Douglas, Autumn Marie and Abby Gale, parents Doug and Cindy Lackey, his older brother Joshua Ryan Lackey all of Joy AR. His grandmother and Grandfather Esther and Jimmie Greene of Searcy AR, his Grandmother Eula Baxter of Heber Springs AR. His uncles David Don and Dennis Lackey of Rose Bud AR. His aunts Jeanne Wood of Clay AR and Paula Strickland of Conway AR. His mother and father in law Larry and Karen Coughlin sister in law Keri and husband Dustin LeBlanc Sister in law Sissy and husband Jim Crow sister in law Diana an husband Daniel Reed Nieces Kaitlyn and Candance Reed and Dallas, Savannah, and Brianna Crow. His best friends Dale Pierce, Evan Cooper, and Ed Barrick and numerous other friends and relatives that loved him dearly.