Sheila Kay Molock, age 80, of Altheimer, passed away Sunday May 17, 2020 with family by her side. She had been so brave and strong for so long, but the ravages of cancer complicated by diabetes took a terrible toll on her.
Born October 3, 1939 in Pine Bluff, she was the daughter of the late Gayle Martin Smith and Mildred Lois Harvey Smith. She was married to Donald H. Molock and he preceded her in death in February, 2004.
Sheila Molock can only take our hearts and minds back to a gentler time in life: to a small rural farming community where everyone became integral parts of each other’s lives (Altheimer was no exception), and a time when a small, rural school was blessed to have her as a teacher. She and her husband set the rules, marked the boundaries, and made their children aware of their expectations. It was up to them to make the right decisions and succeed socially, in school, and beyond. She helped her children realize their potential to reach that success.
Aside from her own three children and her husband of 45 years, her greatest passion was helping her students succeed. Seeing her classes actually learning gave her the greatest satisfaction and was a source of great pride. You couldn’t engage in a conversation with her for more than five minutes before the focus turned to her Computer Lab, the things the students were learning, how fast they picked everything up, and how truly exceptional each one of them were. When she looked at a child, she didn’t see color or social status or disability. She saw innocence, potential, and promise. She felt personally responsible for the thousands of lives she touched throughout four decades service in the Altheimer School District.
She put in many tireless hours of designing and sewing cheerleading uniforms and made many costumes for school performances. She was always there at sports events, supplying food and first aid when needed. Time and time again, she would take a sick or injured player home. Sheila was very talented, and her photography skills came natural to her. She was the district’s computer whiz; she not only repaired but taught the classes in the Impact Computer Lab. The children loved her.
Her talents could be seen all through the hallways and she had a keen eye for organization. She was a part of a team that worked on many State Department Evaluations, and was a viable contributor to this team. Her expertise in computer presentations resulted in the school district receiving recognition and praise from the State Department Team. She had so many wonderful friends and coworkers who encouraged and supported her. Many became true, lifelong friends. She was blessed to be one of those people that didn’t really think of it as a job, but more of a calling. What really set her apart was how much she cared.
As a mother, she was loving and so supportive. She made us feel like we were capable of anything. She and our father were the reason we care about and are considerate of others and adore our own families. We didn’t always have everything we wanted growing up but we had everything we needed, along with what was important and mattered. They built our hearts and showed us how to love.
Sheila had a natural role for giving no matter what was needed. Her sense of humor added greatly to any atmosphere, and her life will forever be a true testament of devotion to family, friends, and all those who knew, loved and needed her. She will remain so strong in our thoughts and our hearts as she dances hand in hand with her late husband on the streets of gold.
Survivors include three children, Donnie Molock of Shreveport LA, Mike Molock (Mandi) of Ashdown AR and Kathy Connor (Eddie) of Maumelle AR; her niece Stacy Hardin of Pine Bluff; five grandchildren, Canaan Molock, Tommy Connor, Shanna Wallace, Anne-Marie Molock and Jon Michael Molock; three great-grandchildren, Raelyn Wallace, Cooper Wallace and Eli Grayson Bobo; three siblings, Martin “Buddy” Smith (Linda), Frank Smith (Diana) and Ceanne Carvin (Dan); along with a number of nieces and nephews.
Due to Covid-19 concerns, the family will have a private service on Thursday May 21, 2020 at Flat Bayou Cemetery by Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services. The service will be webcast live at 2:00 p.m. Please visit FullerFunerals.com to view the service, or to send a typed or personal video message to the family.
Reba Nell Kelley Jeffcoat, 87, of Pine Bluff passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020. She was born October 23, 1932 in Naylor, Faulkner County, AR, to the late Floyd and Evia Florence Kirkpatrick Kelley. Reba was a homemaker and was a member of Sulphur Springs Methodist Church. She loved hunting and fishing.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Claibourne Jeffcoat; a brother, Howard Kelley; and a sister, Maxine Kelley.
Survivors include one son, Mike Jeffcoat and wife, Elaine; two daughters, Linda Owens and Anita Walters and husband, Dan; three brothers, Bill Kelley, James Kelley and wife, Joyce, and Shelton Kelley and wife, Danita; 6 grandchildren, Aaron Walters and wife, Rebecca, Tara Derby and husband, Charles, Matt Walters, Drew Jeffcoat and wife, Erica, Ryan Jeffcoat and wife, Brittney, and Kaley Emery and husband, Shaun; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fuller Hale-South Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.fullerfunerals.com.
Jim Yancy Turner, age 82 of Hot Springs, went to be with his Lord Sunday, May 17, 2020, at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. He was born May 7, 1938, to the late Charles Cleveland and Ella McManus Turner of Armorel, AR. Jim was a proud member of the IBEW Local 295, which he was a member of for over 30 years and was a retired electrician.
He is survived by 2 sons, Jimmy and wife Sherry of Woodlawn and Timothy and wife Bre of Marietta, OH; 9 grandchild and 5 great-grandchildren.
A private service was held by the family. The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to Allen Turner (nephew), who was not only a family member but a beloved friend to our father. Arrangements by Roselawn Funeral Service and Crematory in Pine Bluff. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.
Chris Young, age 50, of Pine Bluff, a self-employed construction contractor, died Saturday, May 16, 2020. Funeral services will be Friday, 12:00 noon at Harvest Time Church by Fuller Hale-South. Funeral Services. The wake will be held Thursday night at the church. For online condolences, please visit FullerFunerals.com.
Mrs. Jewel Young, 79, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.