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Rayburn Faulkner (07/28/15)
Rayburn "Smiley" Faulkner, 68 of Caraway, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015. He was born Sept. 10, 1946, in Caraway to the late Ray and Helen Stone Faulkner. He was a lifelong farmer and cattleman. He was of the Baptist belief and enjoyed riding his motorcycle...
Charles Henry Williams (07/27/15)
Charles Henry Williams, 64, of Cardwell, Mo., died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at his home. Born in Paragould, he was the son of the late Henry David Williams and was a lifelong resident of the Cardwell and Arbyrd areas. ...
Beatrice Faye Meacham (07/27/15)
Beatrice Faye Meacham, 89, of Manila, widow of Tom Meacham, passed from this life Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Pocahontas, Ark., to the late Rufus and Reedie Tyler, she had lived most of her life in Manila and was a retired nurses aide for the Manila Nursing Center. Mrs. Meacham loved caring for others and working in her flower garden...
William Bo McCarty (07/27/15)
William "Bo" McCarty, 58, of Cardwell, Mo., died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Paragould, Nov. 8, 1956, to the late William Russell and Virginia Lee McCarty, he had lived most of his life in the Cardwell and Arbyrd areas. ...
Tanner Avery Ramsey Platz (07/27/15)
Tanner Avery Ramsey Platz of Monette left our lives too soon at the young age of 19 on Thursday, July 23, 2015, near Black Oak. Mr. Platz was born Jan. 2, 1996, in Batesville to Clarence and Sandra Ramsey Platz. ...
Zachary Dale Wells (07/25/15)
Mr. Zachary Dale Wells, 19, of Monette, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, near Black Oak. Mr. Wells was born Nov. 24, 1995 in Jonesboro to Dale and Cheryl Dennis Wells. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed duck hunting and fishing. He was a sports fanatic, enjoying watching Razorbacks, BIC Mustangs and Manila Lions basketball and played football for Manila Lions and Rivercrest Colts, and he loved his dog Beau and spending time with family and friends...
Dylan Michael Arthur Fry (07/23/15)
Lake City -- Dylan Michael Arthur Fry passed on July 17, 2015. He is survived by his mother, Ariel Fry; grandparents, Tye and Lisa Combs; great-grandparents, Marvin and Loretta Fry; great-grandma, Jeaniece Combs; aunt, Sarah Faxon (Jeremy); uncle, Branden Combs; great-great-uncle, Larry and Barbie Fry and Jolan of Black Oak; great-uncles and aunts and their families, Lorie Fry and Gary of Leachville, Marvin and Kelly Fry II and Katie and Trey of Monette, Melissa Fry and Alyssa and Skylar of Lake City, Jesse and Sharron Fry and Emily and Jesse of Lake City, Daniel and Brandi Fry and Trintittie and Gavin of Pocahontas, Rusty and Paula Stamp and Josh and Micaela of Jonesboro, Ray and Sherry Matthew of Ashflat, Tim and Stephanie Combs and Clay and Alexa of Alamo, Tenn.; Godparents, Amber Sparkman and JR Dehart.. ...
Tommye Sullivan Givens (07/21/15)
Tommye Sullivan Givens, 93, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015, at her home in Weiner. She was born in Trumann, Ark., on April 4, 1922, to the late C.T. and Ione Sullivan. She was one of five girls born to Mr. ...
George Richard Smith (07/21/15)
George Richard Smith, 79, of the Milligan Ridge community near Manila, died Monday, July 13, 2015 at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. Born in the Shady Grove community, he was the son of the late Claud and Mary Edna Simpson Smith and had been a lifelong Manila area resident...
Geneva Estelle Jackson (07/21/15)
Geneva Estelle Jackson, 63, of Manila died early Friday, July 17, 2015, at her home. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late James Woodrow Macon and Rosie Lee Lutz and had lived several years in the Leola and Sheridan areas before returning to Manila. She was a certified nurses aide and was a member of the Bethabara Baptist Church near Lake City...
Isaac Edgar Covert (07/21/15)
Isaac Edgar Covert, 74, of Vilonia passed from this life Monday, July 13, 2015, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. Born in New Brighton, Penn., he was the son of the late Isaac Herbert and Inez Swan Covert and was raised in the Georgetown, Penn., area. ...
Walter Jerrell Belew (07/21/15)
Walter Jerrell Belew, 79, of Jonesboro, former longtime Portia resident, died Thursday, July 16, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born in the Lesterville community, he was the son of the late Walter and Flossie Webb Belew and had lived most of his life in Lawrence County...
Dorothy Marie Ballard (07/14/15)
Dorothy Marie Ballard, 80, longtime Monette resident and widow of Mr. Gerald Edgar Ballard, passed from this life, Monday, July 13, 2015, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Rivervale, she was the daughter of the late Alvie and Annie Bell Coyle Thomas and was raised in the Caraway area. ...
Jerry Lee Ball (07/14/15)
Jerry Lee Ball, 69, of Paragould, died Friday, July 10, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Brandsville, Mo., he was the son of the late John and Cora Ellison Ball and was raised in the Hornersville, Mo., area. ...
Alvin DeWayne Edwards (07/14/15)
Alvin DeWayne Edwards, 90, of Manila, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Illinois, he was the son of the late Homer and Pearl Windham Edwards. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and also served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. Mr. Edwards was a retired roofer and had been a Manila resident for the past 15 years...
Floyd Ervin Williams (07/14/15)
Floyd Ervin Williams, 76, of Leachville, passed from this life July 7, 2015, at Saint Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Pratem, Mo., he had been a longtime Leachville area resident and was retired from the former Stanley Brock Farms in Leachville...
Charles David Davis, Sr. (07/12/15)
Caraway -- Charles David Davis Sr. passed away July 10, 2015 in NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born April 12, 1948, in Deventer, Mo., to the late Charles Irven Davis and Annie Laverne Griggs Davis. He was a member of the Caraway United Methodist Church, an avid fisherman and industrial engineer. He will be remembered as a loving husband, son, father and grandfather...
Patricia "Patty" Booth (07/12/15)
Patricia "Patty" Booth, 58, of Manila, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born in Aurora, Ill., to the late Harold Dale Chipman and Helen Marie Bradford Chipman...
Christian James Bruce (07/10/15)
Christian James Bruce, 19, peacefully passed over from this life on July 7, 2015, surrounded by many loved ones at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Along with his family, Christian attended New Hope Baptist Church in Caraway. ...
David Eugene Sellers (07/09/15)
David Eugene Sellers, 66, of Caraway, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born April 20, 1949, in Pontiac, Mich., he was the son of the late Donald Malcolm and Donna Bailey Sellers and was an active member of the Caraway United Methodist Church. ...
Shirley Sipes Rice (07/08/15)
Shirley Sipes Rice, 64, of Monette, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015. She was born April 3, 1951, in Paragould to the late Jack and Helen Lewis Sipes of Monette. She was a graduate of Monette High School and was a hairdresser and a homemaker...
Carlos Joseph Walker (07/08/15)
Carlos Joseph Walker, 28, of Manila, died July 5, 2015, at Heber Springs. Born Jan. 2, 1987, in Blytheville, he is the son of Carlos Edward Walker and Jo Ann Freeman Walker both of Osceola. He was employed at Kagome. He was of the Pentecostal Faith...
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