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Rosalee Walton (12/01/16)
Rosalee Walton, 94, of Lake Cit, passed from this life Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at the Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Pocahontas, she was the daughter of the late B.D. and Florence Jones and was raised in the Black Oak and Monette areas. ...
Jim Mangrum (11/29/16)
Jonesboro -- James C.L. Mangrum, 93, formerly of Black Oak, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 at his home. He was born April 3, 1923 in Black Oak. JC grew up in the Mangrum and Caraway area and had lived in Black Oak for many years. ...
Billy Wayne Hancock (11/22/16)
Billy Wayne Hancock, 72, of Manila, passed away Nov. 21, 2016, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Feb. 26, 1944, in Manila to the late George and Georgie Cravens Hancock. He enjoyed watching westerns, riding grandkids on golf cart, and spending time with family and friends...
James Henderson Risinger (11/18/16)
James Henderson Risinger, 88, of Paragould, went to be with his Lord and Savior, following his death, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Kennett, Mo., he was the son of the late Lawrence and Tishie Sissom Risinger and was raised in Cardwell. ...
Ida Lee Battles Guthrie (11/18/16)
Lonoke -- Ida Lee Battles Guthrie, 88, formerly of Monette, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. She was born June 6, 1928, in Black Oak to late James Calvin Battles and Ina Bell Anderson Battles. She was a co-owner of a grocery store for many years. She enjoyed all kinds of puzzles and will be remembered as a loving sister, mother and grandmother...
Virgie Lee Suggs (11/15/16)
Virgie Lee Suggs passed away on Nov. 9, 2016, at her home in Manila, at the age of 80. She was born July 7, 1936, in Greenwood, Miss., to Shelly and Pearl Lee Stanback Boose. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Andrew Bennett "Benny" Powers (11/14/16)
Searcy Andrew Bennett "Benny" Powers, 77, of Searcy, formerly of Manila, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Searcy. He was born May 23, 1939, in Coldwater, Miss., to William Chester Powers and Janie Virginia Bourland Powers. He was a member of Searcy First Baptist Church and a retired employee of Entergy...
Kyle Robert Bills (11/14/16)
Kyle Robert Bills, 27, of Leachville, passed from this life Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, from injuries received in an auto accident near Blytheville. Born Aug. 12, 1989, in Phoenix, Ariz., Kyle was raised in the Beech Grove community and attended Greene County Tech High School. ...
Violet Athlee Cook (11/14/16)
Violet Athlee Cook, 78, of Manila, widow of Leroy Mitchell Cook, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born Dec. 16, 1937, in Caraway, she was the daughter of the late James Wesley and Martha Athlee Gill Harris and was a former resident of Jonesboro and Poplar Bluff, Mo. ...
Ethel Bernice Davis Cook (11/11/16)
Batesville -- Ethel Bernice Davis Cook went home to be with the Lord Nov. 8, 2016, in Batesville. Bernice, Aunt B, was born July 17, 1943, in Little Rock to Curtis and Lottie Allen Davis. Bernie, as everyone called her, was a graduate of Little Rock Central High School and also Arkansas Baptist Hospital as a registered nurse. ...
Curtis Henson, Jr. (11/10/16)
Curtis W. "Dub" Henson, Jr., 80, of Osceola, formerly of Leachville, passed from this life Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville he was the son of the late Curtis W. ...
Tommy Ray Burnett (11/10/16)
Tommy Ray Burnett, 57, of Manila, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at his home. He was born June 14, 1959, in Trumann to the late Elton and Mamie Frances Mann Burnett. He was a lifelong Northeastern Arkansas resident and was retired from the steel mill. ...
Alma Ruth Marshall (11/08/16)
Monette -- Alma Ruth Marshall, 86, departed this life on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. She was born Aug. 21, 1930, in Lake City to the late Rudy Marshall and Lucille Ishmael Marshall. Mrs. Marshall was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and raising her children and grandchildren. She was a faithful member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church...
Constance Joan Wycoff (11/07/16)
Constance Joan Wycoff, 79, of Monette, Ark., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, at her home surrounded by family. She was born on March 17, 1937, in Benton Harbor, Mich., to the late Ollie and Lettie Parrish Bunch. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Caraway, a Steelers football fan, enjoyed bird watching, playing Scrabble and spending time with grandchildren...
Alton Lee Kirby, Jr (11/07/16)
Alton Lee Kirby, Jr., 33, of Manila, passed from this life Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Poplar Bluff, MO., he was the son of the late Alton Kirby and had been a lifelong Manila resident. A 2001 graduate of Manila High School, he was of the Pentecostal Faith...
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  • Nexus4: Connect the dots – December 3
    To solve online, click the link below the puzzle. How to play Nexus4 Also, try Nexus4 for beginners and Other Nexus4’s Solve online (thanks to J. Eric Ivancich) About Nexus Puzzles If you like Numbrix, try Jadium, a (usually) harder version. View the original at Parade or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+