Norton Allen Pope, MD,
Norton Allen Pope, MD, passed peacefully in Athens, AL on December 27, 2022 with family at his side. He was the oldest of four children from Camden, Arkansas. Born on March 13, 1937 to Crawford and Isabel Pope, Norton was named after his maternal grandfather, Dr. Marion Madison Norton, physician of the Sunnyside Plantation near Lake Village, AR and his maternal uncle, Allen Norton who was killed in action on the beaches of Saipan, Japan during WWII. He was an excellent student, graduating with honors and gave the valedictorian speech at Camden High.
Norton lettered in football, basketball, and track, and was co-captain of his undefeated 9th grade football team with one of his best friends, Donny Nall. Graduating at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR as a science major led to his acceptance to UAMS in Little Rock, AR where he completed his medical degree. While at OBU as a freshman he dated Jerry Lynn Carter of Stuttgart, AR. Jerry finished her music degree at Baylor University, but they continued to stay in touch and penned many love letters. Her parents, LC and Vera Carter were fond of Norton. They married in June 1960 and enjoyed 56 years of marriage until Jerry's passing in October 2016.
Of note, Norton's junior undergraduate year was delayed due to contracting pulmonary tuberculosis while he was selling bibles door-to-door in the hills of NC the previous summer. He spent several months at the Booneville Sanatorium in AR where a portion of his lung was removed. During the summer of 1962 he traveled to Nigeria, Africa and served three months at the Ogbomosho Baptist Hospital on amedical preceptorship. This award by the Association of American Medical Colleges was facilitated bythe Southern Baptist Convention, sponsored by Smith Kline and French Pharmaceutical Companies. Dr.WO Vaught of Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock vouched for Norton, and he was later congratulated by letter from US Senator JW Fulbright. This experience in Nigeria shaped his future interest in medicalmissions where, in later years he performed corrective plastic surgeries in Pignon, Haiti with Dr. Guy Theadore, who created his own hospital to serve the impoverished people of Pignon. Norton also served 8 years in the Army Medical Reserve out of Houston, TX and resigned with the rank of Major after he completed his surgical residency in Galveston, TX.
Norton and Jerry moved to Galveston, TX in 1964, where he spent the next 8 years completing his surgical and plastics residency/fellowship at the University of Galveston Medical Branch. In 1972, the family, now with five children, returned to Little Rock and lived in the Robinwood neighborhood for thenext 48 years. Norton practiced initially at Arkansas Children's Hospital in burn reparative surgery. His private practice surgical career at Baptist Medical Center and St. Vincent Hospital consisted primarily of breast and facial plastic procedures. He later joined the BMC Surgical Group in Little Rock. In his early career, Norton was one of the few plastic surgeons in Little Rock and was loved by his colleagues and surgical technicians. He was prone to play country music while practicing his delicate art in the OR. He retired in 2006 and Jerry orchestrated a big party in celebration at the Little Rock Country Club.
Norton came from a family of golf lovers in Camden and his youngest brother, Madison, made a career of golf. Crawford and Isabel typically would hit the Camden Country Club scene on Sundays. There was one fairway with a shot cut-through that was coined "Pope's Alley." Norton "hit the links" most of his life and held onto his 5 wood that his grandfather bought him as a child. While in Little Rock he and Jerry were busy raising their five children, but Norton also found time to duck hunt in Stuttgart with his surgeon friends and enjoyed hiking and canoeing with the family on the Buffalo River. One of the family's most treasured traditions was spending their Christmas in Ponca, AR at the original "Mills" cabin, which lasted for many years. Norton was baptized as a child and developed a deep and abiding faith throughout his life. His mother noted that "God has his hand on that child" when Norton preached his first sermon at the death of his beloved birddog "Blackie." He was known by nickname as "Pope Pius." His moral compass and example influenced many lives. Through all the trials that life brought, he persisted in faith and set a good example of how to live a biblical life. The Popes attended Immanuel Baptist where they taught a young couple's group in the 70's and then transitioned to Fellowship Bible
Church in its beginning stages. Norton and Jerry developed many dear friends over the years at Fellowship through their community groups. They were also actively involved in Ozark Conferences with Dr. Carl Wenger. Norton had a close group of men with whom he socialized, and they remained close during the final years. Special thanks to his daughter Deborah and her children Emma and Micah Huff for caring for him the past two and a half years, to his life-long friend Dr. Floyd Kyser, and to his other friends who were also faithful to stay connected until the end. Norton's life was full, and he was considered a gentle spirit who knew and exemplified God's love.
Norton is preceded in death by his wife, Jerry Lynn Carter Pope; parents, Crawford William Pope and Isabel Sloan Norton Pope; one brother, Fraizer Pope (Sue) of Florida; and one son-in-law, Wayne Huff. Surviving siblings are Ann Rosenthal (Bob) of Dallas, TX, and Madison Pope (Deanna) of Hot Springs Village, AR.
Cherishing his memory are his three sons and two daughters: David Norton Pope, MD (Paula) of Little Rock, AR, Deborah Lynn Huff of Athens, AL, Elizabeth Ellen Laughlin (Will) of Rumney, NH, Jonathan Carter Pope (Megan) of Little Rock, AR, and William Barton Pope (Bronwen) of Thompson's Station, TN; and thirteen grandchildren: Nicole and Andrea Pope, Natalie Huff Barousse (Blake), Nathan Huff (Pamela), TJ Huff (Morgan), Emma and Micah Huff, Colton Laughlin, Anderson Pope, Hannah Pope Brueher (Gibson), Noa Pope King (Jilian), and Kenson and Caeden Pope.
A memorial service will be held on March 1, 2023, at 11 am at the Fellowship Bible Church Chapel in Little Rock. Norton will be buried in the Mt. Holly Cemetery in Little Rock beside his wife Jerry. Memorials may be made to Fellowship Bible Church, Missions Fund, 1401 Kirk Rd., Little Rock, AR 72223. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.
John Brock Moore, 83, of Stephens, Arkansas passed away Friday, January 6, 2023, at The Springs in Magnolia, Arkansas.
John was born on July 28, 1939, in Camden, Arkansas to the late Joel and Lillian Pauline (Atkins) Moore. He was a teacher and retired from the El Dorado Public School District. He loved working and serving at the Salem Baptist Church in Stephens, where he was a longtime faithful member. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather who will be dearly missed.
John is survived by his wife, Linda Moore of Stephens; children, Diana Moore Rigor of Watsonville, California, Donna Moore Smith and Deborah Moore of Katy, Texas; grandchildren, Lili Rigor of Watsonville, Kayla Smith and Blake Smith of Katy; step-children, John White and Alisa Palmer of Stephens, Rebecca Browder of Alexander; step-grandchildren, Jillian Browder of Alexander, Alex White of Stephens, and William White of (Hunter Army Airfield Base) Savanah, Georgia; a host of extended family and friends.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Stephens Cemetery with Bro. Chris Warr officiating under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 10 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salem Baptist Church, c/o Kevin Miller, 257 Columbia Rd 441, Stephens, AR 71764
Doyle Ronald "Ronny" Holloway passed away on December 29th, 2022 in his home in Stephens, Arkansas. He was 74.
Ronny was born in Texarkana, Arkansas on July 23, 1948 to Juanita (Veazey) and Doyle William Holloway.
He attended school in Smackover, Arkansas where he made some of his fondest memories, friends and discovered his love of sports. After graduation in 1966 he attended Henderson State University in Arkadelphia where he played football and was a member of Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity. After college he joined the United States Army and was stationed overseas in Thailand.
Upon returning home from his military service he worked several years for Cross Oil Refining in Smackover then Ensco in El Dorado before his retirement.
Ronny enjoyed collecting things. Throughout his life he loved listening to music and his vinyl record collection. When his son Pete was young they collected baseball, football and basketball cards together. He was an avid reader, sports watcher, gardener and often gave nicknames to people he was fond of. He appreciated the outdoors. Many memories were made with friends and family camping at Albert Pike and Lake Ouachita.
Ronny is preceded in death by his parents Doyle and Juanita; his grandson Garret Martin; granddaughter Shawna Williamson; and his beloved dog Blanco.
He is survived by his son Pete Holloway (Cissy); his grandsons Jordan Holloway and Truss Holloway; brother Mike Holloway (Becky); nephew Brian Holloway (Amber); niece Heather Holloway Busch (Jeremy); step children Jackie Martin (Darren); Marie Williamson (Richard); Tim Millican (Karen); step grandchildren Brittney, Whittney, Tyson and Kella.
At Ronny's request he was cremated and his ashes will be scattered at a later date. In his memory gather with friends, share a story, listen to music and toast to him.
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