Nora Marlar Jackson

Obituary Notice

Nora Marlar Jackson of Little Rock died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004. She was preceded in death by her husband Bruce S. Jackson of Camden and her parents Mr. and Mrs. Steve Marlar of Falcon, Arkansas. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mable Cook of Brandon, Mississippi and Mrs. Glen Martin of Cabot, Arkansas, two nephews, Toby Cook of Brandon, Mississippi and Robert Wayne Martin of Cabot, Arkansas, two nieces, Gail Cook of Stamps, Arkansas and Dr. Glenora McCoy of Kennesaw, Georgia.

Mrs. Jackson was a member of Sixth and Izard Church of Christ. She was retired as an administrator from the Little Rock School District after fifty years of work at the time of her retirement. She received the first outstanding award given an administrator by the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. She had been the principal at Wilson School for seventeen years at the time of her retirement in 1987. She received her B.A. Degree from Henderson State College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and her Master's and Ed.S. Degrees from Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee. She had additional hours from the U. of A. in Fayetteville, Arkansas and LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

While teaching high school in Camden, she organized a drill team of girls to perform during the half time for football games and other occasions. They were one of the first in South Arkansas and are still active.

Mrs. Jackson was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Woman's City Club, KKI, Retired Teachers Associations, Departmental Club, Arkansas Bicentennial ABWA, and ACEI. Acting as president of Alpha Mu, D.K.G., Woman's City Club, Razorback Chapter of ABWA and ACEI locally.

Mrs. Jackson shared her home many times with individuals who had relatives in hospitals in Little Rock, from her hometown in Falcon. She made Christmas gifts for young children in Stamps and in Falcon in memory of Nora Etta Smith of Buckner, Arkansas. She will be remembered for many years for her many other acts of kindness.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ruebel Funeral Home on Markham St. in Little Rock. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30 in the Chapel of Ruebel Funeral Home, officiated by John Gipson, followed by a 3 p.m. graveside service in Camden Memorial Park in Camden, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to Falcon Church of Christ, 2764 Highway 53, Rosston, Arkansas 71858, or the American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.


Register Book

  • The Logan Pritchett Family,
    Polly and Frank Pritchett and Mary E Gann
    Little Rock Arkansas 
  • Donna W. Fincher 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Mrs. Jackson was one of my teachers at Camden High School in the 1950s. A year or two ago I was at Trios in Little Rock and there across the crowded room was Mrs. Jackson, whom I hadn't seen since high school. I sat at her table for a nice, long, nostalgic visit. It was fun seeing her again after such a long time. She invited me to spend the night at her home any time I needed a place to stay in Little Rock. The offer was so kind of her. I'm sad that she will no longer be with us.
    Beth Brickell 
    Paron, Arkansas 
  • Mrs. Jackson will always be part of my memories of Wilson Elementary. She was a wonderful principal and was always there to help when I needed her. I attended Wilson Elementary from Kindergarten to Sixth grade and can still remember Mrs. Jackson in her elephant necklace, welcoming me to the school. She was a great woman. May prayers are with your family at this time. Sincerely, 
    Samandra Dorsey Wood
    Wilson School 1997-1984
    Headstart Teacher Assistant 
    Perryville, Arkansas
  • Geraldine Dorsey 
    Perryville, Arkansas

  • Heather Dorsey Surrett 
    Perryville, Arkansas
  • Onis Almand Haver 
    North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Michael Schwartz 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Emily Mignone 
    Little Rock, Arkansas