Across Arkansas – Dec. 19, 2019

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William “Bill” Andrew Menard, 79, of Sherwood, died Dec. 2.

Menard served as a pastor at Rehobeth Baptist Church, Moorefield, and youth pastor at First Baptist Church, Batesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Orby Gene Gregory, 77, of Monticello, died Dec. 7.

Gregory was an ordained minister and served as pastor of Halley Baptist Church, Dermott, for 36 years. He also worked in the public school system as a coach, principal and superintendent.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Gregory is survived by his wife, three daughters, nine grandchildren and two sisters.

Norman Lamar Roberts, 89, of Little Rock, died Dec. 7.

Roberts served as administrator of Memorial Hospital in North Little Rock until 1993. After he retired, Roberts and his wife participated in several short-term assignments with the International Mission Board in India, Indonesia, Germany and Kazakhstan.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Roberts is survived by his wife, four children, five grandchildren and one great-grandson.


New Covenant Baptist Church, North Little Rock, held a note burning ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.

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