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Dorris Velma Dunkerson (11/26/14)
Dorris Velma Dunkerson, 88, of Black Oak passed Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born Oct. 19, 1926, in Jonesboro to the late Leonard and Jennie Kirksey and spent her entire life in the Black Oak and Caraway area. ...
Constance Delene McComas (11/24/14)
Constance Delene McComas, 63, of Leachville, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at her home. Born at Thayer, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Roberta Powell Mayo and had been a longtime resident of Kalamazoo, Mich., before making her home in Leachville a year ago...
Gwen Nance Harrison (11/24/14)
Gwen Nance Harrison, 89, of Manila, widow of Bill Harrison, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah Beasley Nance and was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Nance was a retired nurses aide and a longtime member of Soul's Harbor Pentecostal Church...
Estella Poe Dortch (11/24/14)
Estella Poe Dortch, 96, of Rogers, former longtime Leachville resident and widow of Lee Roy "Pete" Dortch, passed from this life Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 in Rogers. Born Oct. 24, 1918, in Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Blanche Bean Poe and was a retired seamstress. ...
Phyllis Ann Pemberton (11/17/14)
Phyllis Ann Pemberton, 59 of Bono, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at her residence. She was born Sept. 23, 1955, in Dixie to the late Albert and Lola Henderson Chadwick. Phyllis was a member of the Shepherd's Heart Church and the spiritual guide and backbone of the family. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister...
J.R. Bunch (11/17/14)
J.R. Bunch, 81, of Piedmont, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born May 28, 1933, to George Washington Bunch and Grace Emma Hicks Bunch, in Manila. ...
Harold Wayne McCain (11/17/14)
Harold Wayne McCain, 77, a lifelong Manila resident died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. The son of the late Matha and Mildred Woolard McCain, he was a retired farmer and longtime member of Bethany Baptist Church in Manila...
Sarah Hazel Tucker (11/11/14)
Sarah Hazel Tucker, 91 of Monette, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born July 10, 1923, in Pulaski, Ill., to Charles Frederick and Sarah Katherine Showmaker Stern. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend and always had a smile for everyone...
Jimmy Lee Cole (11/11/14)
Jimmy Lee Cole, 53, of Black Oak, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at NEA Baptist Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Feb. 7, 1961, in Leachville, he was the son of the late Harlis "Windy" Cole and had been a lifelong resident of northeast Arkansas. ...
Joan Rainbolt (11/10/14)
Joan Rainbolt, 72, of Mountain View, Ark., passed away Nov. 6, 2014, at Stone County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mountain View after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. Joan was born to the late Grey and Gledis (Woods) Hester on Feb. ...
James Danial "J.D." Forsythe (11/07/14)
James Danial "J.D." Forsythe, 91, of Cupertino, Calif., formerly of Manila, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at his home in California. Born March 28, 1923, in Manila, he was the son of the late Floyd Lee and Allie Mae McCain Forsythe and spent his early years in the Manila and Leachville areas. ...
Norval Wayne Spurlock (11/07/14)
Norval Wayne Spurlock, 76 of Lake City, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was born October 23, 1938 in Lake City to the late Cecil and Annie Spurlock. ...
Tresa Lanese Garrett (11/05/14)
Tresa Lanese Garrett, 47 of Senath, Mo., formerly of Leachville, died Tuesday Nov. 4,2014, at her home. Born in Morrilton, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Sharon Fleetwood Shepard and had lived most of her life in Leachville. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Providence Baptist Church...
Mindy Lynn Scott (11/03/14)
Mindy Lynn Scott, 34, of Cherokee Village passed from this life Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at the Medical Complex Emergency Department in Cherokee Village. The daughter of the late Barry and Jennifer Crafton Banister, she was raised in Blytheville and was a 1997 graduate of Pathway Christian Academy in Blytheville. ...
Alice Lorene McFarlin (11/03/14)
Alice Lorene McFarlin departed this life, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at home in Alpine. She was born Aug. 23, 1945, near Caraway to Cecil "Archie" and Ruth Pendegraft. Alice was a retired instructional assistant of Buffalo Island Central. She was an active member of the Lockesburg Church of Christ and previously a member of the Monette Church of Christ until her move to Alpine...
Helen Joy Chadwick (11/03/14)
Helen Joy Chadwick, 87, of Leachville, widow of Benjamin Ralph Chadwick, died early Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Buchanan, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Edna Burns and had lived most of her life in Michigan. ...
Rita Bailey (11/03/14)
Rita Bailey, 80, of South Bend, Ind., formerly of Leachville, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at the Sanctuary at Holy Cross. She was born in Mishawaka, Ind., to the late David and Jane Marie Roy Roche. ...
Betty Ruth Lester (10/28/14)
Betty Ruth Lester, 68 of Manila, passed away Tuesday Oct. 28, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila she was the daughter of the late Gaston Carmichael and Dorothy Ewing Gamble and had been a lifelong Manila resident. She had been a longtime employee of East Arkansas Agency on Aging and was a devoted wife and loving mother...
Dell Van Halfacre (10/28/14)
Dell Van Halfacre, 82, of Manila, died Monday Oct. 27, 2014, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born in Peach Orchard, Ark., he was the son of the late Luther and Alma Clark Halfacre and was a 1949 graduate of Strawberry High School. ...
Vivian Ivah Sharp (10/28/14)
Vivian Ivah Sharp, 91 of Caraway, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born Jan. 22, 1923, at Golconda, Ill., to the late Thomas and Vertie Bogard Collier. Mrs. Vivian was a lifetime resident of Caraway and a member the Caraway Church of Christ. She was an avid sports fan and loved to play cards at the Senior Center...
Shawn Perrin (10/28/14)
Shawn Perrin, 48 of Jonesboro, formerly of Monette, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. He was born April 21, 1966 in Peoria, Ill. He was a 1984 graduate of Monette High School. Shawn was a licensed paramedic and educational director with Medic One since 2004. He enjoyed arrowhead hunting and playing music. He will be remembered as a loving son, father, brother and grandfather...
Rev. Donald Wayne Emery (10/28/14)
Rev. Donald Wayne Emery, 72, of Kennett, Mo., died Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014, at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett. Born in Senath, Mo., he was the son of the late Bill and Mary Agnes Thrasher Emery and had been a longtime Kennett resident. ...
Gene Craig (10/28/14)
Gene Craig, 77, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at his residence. He was born Oct. 31, 1936, in Malden, Mo., to the late William Russell and Ruby Rosetta Bush Craig. He was a route salesman and supervisor for Pepsi from 1955 until 1998. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and camping. Gene was a member of the Macey Methodist Church...
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