N. Lipscomb Jr., 59 of Omaha, NE, formally of Cedar Rapids died February
13, 2007 in Omaha, NE. Services will be 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February
24, 2007 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Oak Hill
Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Brosh Chapel
in Cedar Rapids, and for an hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
Kay Ham Bingham
Susan was born December 10, 1946 in Iowa City, the daughter of Elmer & Lois (Springmire) Hinkhouse. Raised in Cedar Rapids, Susan graduated from Washington High School in 1965. She then graduated from Iowa Cosmetology College in Iowa City.
She married Douglas Ham on February 1, 1967 in Cedar Rapids. The couple farmed in the Solon area until 1980 until moving to the Iowa City area. The couple divorced in 1990. Susan then worked at Western World in Iowa City where she met Walter Bingham of Oklahoma. The couple married on New Years Eve in 1993 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Susan and Walter divorced in 2000. Susan returned to the Tiffin area where she worked at North Liberty Plastics until 2005.
She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, spending time wither family and caring for her dog Beau. Above all, Susan delighted in watching her grandchildren participate in sports and 4H activities.
Susan is survived by her children, Michelle (Robert) Barker of Cantril, Iowa, Mark (Becky) Ham of Walford, Iowa and Stefanie (Rick) Ball of Tiffin; her grandchildren, Leigha Anderson, Rachel Brinegar & Robert Barker, Jr. and two step-granddaughters, Megan & Morgan Ball.
Arbelia (Bebe) Davis, 59, of 190 Cottage Grove Ave. S.E. died Sunday at St. Lukes Hospital following a brief illness. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Pauls United Methodist Church by Pastor Lonnie Jordon III of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Entombment: Cedar Memorial Mausoleum. Friends may call at the Cedar Memorial Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and at the church after 10:00 a.m. Saturday.
Surviving is her mother, Josephine Taylor of Cedar Rapids, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband Garland in 1979 and her father Henry Holmes.
She was born October 17, 1946 in McKenzie, Tennessee to Henry and Josephine (Taylor) Holmes and was married to Garland Davis Jr. on June 23, 1974 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. She was a 1965 graduate from Cedar Rapids Washington High School.
Bebe formerly was the handbag and hosiery buyer for Armstrongs Department Store for over 20 years and is currently employed as an administrative assistant for First American Properties.
Bebe is a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, the Junior League of Cedar Rapids, African American Historical Museum & Cultural Center of Iowa, the Cedar Rapids Symphony Guild, Kidney Foundation and had been a member of the Criterion Club. Bebe had done volunteer work at Mercy Medical Center where she helped with the Cancer Society and was a member of the Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary. She received the NAACP Martin Luther King Award for her volunteer work in the community. She was also honored by the American Business Womens Association for business accomplishments in the area. Bebe volunteered for His Hands Free Medical Clinic in Cedar Rapids. Bebe was designated Woman of the Year by an Iowa Governor and has received The Humanitarian Award. A grant was given in her name for the 75th Anniversary Lecture Series at Mt. Mercy College.
Robert Parry, 58, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Sept. 2, 2006, in his home in Portland, Ore., after a short bout with cancer.
He was preceded in death by his father, Evan Parry. Bob was born Sept. 18, 1947, in Cedar Rapids. He graduated in 1965, from Washington High School, where he was president of the student council. During his senior year, he was voted the guy with the best sense of humor. He attended the University of Iowa and one semester at University College of University of London.
In 1970, he married Linda Slavens in San Francisco. Bob was a technical writer and was recently parts technical analyst for Freightliner in Portland.
He lived in his floating home on the Columbia River and enjoyed his two sailboats. Before his illness he had been making plans to sail to Mexico and live on the sailboat when he retired.
Also surviving is
very special granddaughter, Marlene Sickles, who was the joy and love
of Sharons life. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents,
Albert and Helen Smith; and a brother, Tom Smith. Sharon was born Oct.
20, 1947, in St. Louis, Mo. She married Kimett Sickles on April 11,
1982, in Cedar Rapids. Sharon worked for several medical offices as
a medical transcriptionist in Cedar Rapids. A memorial fund has been
established and may be directed to her daughter Kristine Sickles.