[Nameplate] A Few Clouds ~ 77°F  
High: 87°F ~ Low: 71°F
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Archives
2015
  - July
  - June
  - May
  - April
  - March
  - February
  - January
2014
  - December
  - November
  - October
  - September
  - August
  - July
  - June
  - May
  - April
  - March
  - February
  - January
2013
  - December
  - November
  - October
  - September
  - August
  - July
  - June
  - May
  - April
  - March
  - February
  - January
2012
  - December
  - November
  - October
  - September
  - August
  - July
  - June
  - May
  - April
  - March
  - February
  - January
2011
  - December
  - November
  - October
  - September
  - August
  - July
  - June
  - May
  - April
  - March
  - February
  - January
2010
  - December
  - November
  - October
  - September
  - August
  - July
  - June
  - May
  - April
  - March
  - February
  - January
2009
  - December
  - November
  - October
  - September
  - August
  - July
  - June
  - May
  - April
  - March
  - February
  - January
2008
  - December
  - November
  - October
  - September
  - August
  - July
  - June
  - May
  - April
  - March
  - February
  - January
2007
  - December
  - November
  - October
  - September
  - August
  - July
  - June
  - May
  - April
  - March
  - February
  - January
2006
  - December
  - November
  - October
  - September
  - August
  - July
  - June
  - May
  - April
  - March
  - February
  - January
2005
  - December
  - November
  - October
  - September
  - August
  - July
  - June
  - May
  - April
  - March
  - February
  - January
2004
  - December
  - November
  - October
  - September
  - August
  - July
  - June
  - May
  - April
  - March
  - February
  - January
2003
  - December
  - November
  - October
  - September
  - August
  - July
  - June
  - May
  - April
  - March
  - February
  - January
2002
  - December
  - November
  - October
  - September
  - August
  - July
  - June
  - May
  - April
  - March
  - February
  - January
2001
  - December
  - November
  - October
  - September
  - August
  - July
  - June
  - May
  - April
Beatrice M. Fletcher (06/26/15)
Beatrice M. Fletcher, 93, of Caraway passed away Tuesday June 23, 2015, at Lakeside Nursing Home. She was born to the late Henry Thomas and Clara Brandon Varner Aug. 13, 1921, in Black Oak. She was a homemaker and will be remembered for her love of gardening and working with flowers in her yard as well as being an excellent cook, seamstress and a loving wife, mother and grandmother...
Wanda Lee Stutts (06/25/15)
Wanda Lee Stutts, 85, of Manila, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. She was a lifelong Manila area resident. Wanda was a member of Little River Baptist Church and was a former VBS teacher and Sunday school teacher. She graduated from Manila High School in 1946 where she valedictorian. Wanda loved farming and spending time with her family. She and her family were the Arkansas State Farm Family of 1976 and a former member of the FHA board...
James William Clark (06/23/15)
James William Clark, 82, of Leachville, passed from this life Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Burdette, he was the son of the late A.C. and Lorene Smith Clark and was raised in the Burdette and Luxora areas...
Larry Gene "Whiz" Davis (06/19/15)
Larry Gene "Whiz" Davis, 72, of Manila, passed from this life Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at his home. Born Feb. 20, 1943, in Manila, he was the son of the late Joe and Sallie Cox Davis and attended Manila High School. ...
Winford Doyle Pyland (06/16/15)
Winford Doyle Pyland Monette Winford Doyle Pyland, 88, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Monette Manor. He was born May 28, 1927, in Monette to the late Jim Pyland and Pearl Ward Pyland. He served in the U.S. ...
Jerlean Hogland (06/16/15)
Jerlean Hogland, 89, of Arbyrd, Mo., widow of Robert Lee Hogland, passed from this life Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the Senath Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Senath, Mo. Born in Steele, Mo., she was the daughter of the late John and Lina Fiddler Bradfield and has been an Arbyrd resident since 1973. She was a homemaker and a member of LuLu Baptist Church near Senath...
Wanda Briley (06/16/15)
Mrs. Wanda Briley, 81, of Manila passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at her home. Mrs. Briley was born March 5, 1934, in Manila to the late Brady and Beatrice Brown Camp. Mrs. Briley was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church and enjoyed watching westerns on television...
Norma June Berry Merryman (06/15/15)
Nevada Norma June Berry Merryman of Las Vegas, Nev., formally of Monette, was born to Ola Jeffers Berry and Monroe "Monk" Berry on June 3, 1939, and passed away April 20, 2015. She was raised in Monette and graduated from Monette High School in 1957. She moved to Las Vegas in 1962 and resided there until her death...
Barbara "Bobbie" Wilson (06/12/15)
Barbara "Bobbie" Wilson passed away June 6, 2015, in Fleming Island, Fla. She was born Sept. 12, 1932, near Monette. She was a member of the Keystone Heights Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Bruce Wilson; parents, Floyd and Geneva Darr; sister, Sharon Brooks; brothers-in-law, James Markin and Neil Abel; nephew, Brian Brooks...
Linda Sue Riggs (06/12/15)
Linda Sue Riggs, 61, of Manila, widow of Rodney Riggs, passed from this life Thursday June 11, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Dec. 14, 1953 in Lepanto, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Pauline Pryor Griggs and had been a lifelong resident of Northeast Arkansas. ...
Bradley Odell Rece (06/10/15)
Bradley Odell Rece, 32, of Paragould, died Monday June 8, 2015 at his home. Born in Blytheville, he had lived most of his life in Leachville and attended Buffalo Island Central Schools. He had lived in Paragould for the past year, and worked in the shipping department for Axis. ...
Timothy Ryan Scott (06/10/15)
Timothy Ryan Scott, 30, of Leachville, died Monday, June 8, 2015, near Ripley, TN. Born at Paragould he was raised in Leachville. He was a 2003 graduate of BIC high school and worked several years for Robertson Brothers Furniture in Leachville. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his boys...
Tulula I. Howell (06/08/15)
Memorial service for former Lawton, Okla., resident Tulula I. Howell, 94, of Fayetteville, Ark., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, in the Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Chapel in Lawton with Rev. Cliff Gravitt officiating...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Matti Makkonen
    Matti Makkonen was an engineer from Finland, who worked for Nokia and Tele Finland, as well as Finnet Oy. He is best known as the “Father of SMS” and is credited with inventing text messaging, though he often said that he didn’t do so single-handedly.
  • Jack Carter
    Jack Carter was a comedian, actor, and television host. His real name was actually Jack Chakrin. He had a comedy act that has been compared to those of Milton Berle and Morey Amsterdam.
  • Chris Squire
    Chris Squire was a musician and singer-songwriter best known as the bassist and a founding member of prog rock band Yes.
  • Patrick Macnee
    Patrick Macnee was an actor known for his role as John Steed on The Avengers. He also appeared in A View to a Kill, The Love Boat, The Twilight Zone, and Murder, She Wrote among many other television shows and movies.
  • Dick Van Patten
    Dick Van Patten was an American actor best known for his role as Tom Bradford on the TV show Eight Is Enough. Van Patten also made appearances in the films Spaceballs, Soylent Green, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
  • James Horner
    James Horner was a composer and conductor known for his film scores. Film credits include (among others): Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 48 Hrs., Something Wicked This Way Comes, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Cocoon, Commando, Aliens, Project X, Batteries Not Included, Red Heat, Field of Dreams, Honey, I Shrunk the […]
  • Ralph Roberts
    Ralph J. Roberts was the founder and longtime CEO of Comcast Corporation. In 1963, after serving in the U.S. Navy, Roberts and his partners, Daniel Aaron and Julian A. Brodsky, bought American Cable Systems – a small cable operator based in Tupelo, Mississippi – for $500,000. Within a few years, Roberts turned that into Comcast […]
  • Rick Ducommun
    Rick Ducommun was an actor and comedian best known for roles in The Burbs, Scary Movie, Groundhog Day, Little Monsters, and Die Hard. He also appeared in Spaceballs, The Hunt for Red October, Gremlins 2, Encino Man, Class Act, Last ACtion Hero, and others.
  • Kirk Kerkorian
    Kirk Kerkorian was an American businessman who was one of the most influential tycoons in Las Vegas. Kerkorian opened the International Hotel in 1969, the MGM Grand Hotel in 1973, and the MGM Grand in 1993. When each opened, they were the largest in Las Vegas. Kerkorian was also a Hollywood Mogul and an aviation […]
  • Jim Ed Brown
    Jim Ed Brown was a country music singer. He was a member of The Browns as well as a Grande Ole Opry star. He also hosted two radio shows. Hew was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame the same month that he died.