William Luther Stubbs

Monday, August 22, 2005

WILLIAM LUTHER STUBBS, a resident of Berryville, was born Dec. 21, 1919, in Mountain View, Ark., a son of Charles Isaac and Mary Viola (Dillard) Stubbs. He died Wednesday, Aug.17, 2005, in Berryville at the age of 85.

Luther owned and operated Stubbs Grocery since 1953. He served on the local school board for 16 years. Luther also served as a member of IOOF Lodge #82 for nearly 50 years and as its secretary for 30 years. He was a Berryville Bobcat Booster for many years. Luther was influential in starting a Little League Program in Berryville. He attended the Church of God Holiness. He also originated the Luther Burger, the least expensive sandwich ever. Luther was a veteran, having served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.

On Nov. 29, 1945, he was united in marriage with Norma Lennis (Patton) Stubbs who survives him of the home. He is also survived by two daughters, and sons-in-law, Carol Ann and Paul Engskov of Holiday Island, and Betty Jean and Tom Harris of Cassville, Mo.; five sons, Michael Luther and his wife, Debbie Stubbs of Cassville, Charles Ellis Stubbs, Steven Wayne Stubbs, and David Scott Stubbs all of Berryville; William Mark and his wife, Lois Stubbs of Fayetteville, N.Car.; his brother, John Henry Stubbs of Centerton, Ark.; three sisters, Georgia Rose Williams and Robbie Lee Hill both of Berryville, and Ernestine Yost of Harrison; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; other relatives; and a host of loving friends and customers that will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mary Stubbs; his son, Ronald Lee Stubbs; and one brother, Juel Stubbs.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at the Charles M Nelson Memorial Chapel with Rev. Wayne McCollough and Rev. Eddie Reed officiating. Interment will be in the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Hospice, 214 Carter, Berryville, AR 72616 or the Berryville Public Library, 104 A Spring St., Berryville, AR 72616, or the Berryville Bobcat Booster Club, 215 Ferguson, Berryville, AR 72616 Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.