Melda Jean Strickland
Melda Jean Strickland, 82, of Black Oak passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. She was born Dec. 10, 1930, to the late Clifford and Bonnie Young. Ms. Melda taught school for many years in the Black Oak and Monette and also in Missouri. She was a lifelong member of the Monette First United Methodist Church...
Analeigha Renee Denton
Analeigha Renee Denton, infant daughter of Karen Renee Denton, of Leachville, died Monday December 2, 2013 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. In addition to her mother she is survived by; Her grandparents; Tammeria Denton and Larry Puckett of Leachville 1 brother, Isaac Dodd and 2 sisters, Alicia Guajardo and Janie Guajardo...
Mackey James Fleeman
Arkansas Mackey James Fleeman, 84 of Manila, died Wednesday Dec. 4, 2013, in Manila. He was born in Ozan, Arkansas to the late Charles Edward and Orpha Anderson Fleeman and had lived most of his life in Manila. ...
Harold Owen Browning
Harold Owen Browning, 68, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. He was born Nov. 16, 1945, in Caraway to the late William L. and Elsie Mae Harper Browning. Mr. Browning retired after 35 years as owner of Browning Heat and Air in Caraway. ...
Waunell Walton, 82, of Monticello, formerly of Black Oak, went to be with The Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Little Rock. She lived in Monticello for the last year and a half and was cared for by her younger daughter, Rita Venable and her family. Prior to that, Waunell lived in Black Oak and was cared for by her older daughter, Monda Hutchison, and her family for 40 years. She would have been 83 on Jan. 17, 2014...
Deborah Jean Ward
Deborah Jean Ward, 63, of Caraway, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. Mrs. Ward was born on Oct. 19, 1950, in Manila to the late William Luther and Alburta Grable Crews. Mrs. Ward enjoyed singing, music, dancing, laughing and joking. She loved spending time with her grandchildren...
Thelma Morrow Tracer
Thelma Morrow Tracer, 93, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Cordova, Tenn. She was born Nov. 15, 1920, in Harviell, Mo., to the late William Thomas Marion Morrow and Sarah Kirkley Morrow. She and her husband were the owners and operators of Tracer's Jewelry Store in Monette for many years.
She was a member of the Monette First United Methodist Church and attended Prescott Memorial Baptist the past four years. Mrs. Tracer worked at Dreifus Parks and was top sales person for many years. She enjoyed quilting and traveling. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.
Survivors include two sons, Jacob W. Tracer Jr. and wife Glenda of Keller, Texas, and William M. Tracer of Cordova, Tenn.; and a granddaughter, Sarah E. Tracer of Keller, Texas.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Winfred Tracer Sr.; two sisters, Effie Nobles and Purma Hover; two brothers, George Morrow and William Warren Morrow.
A celebration of her life was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Rev. Jerry Reed officiating. Burial followed in the Macey Cemetery.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.
Honored to serve as pallbearers were Donald Hover, Steven Adams, Norman Myers, Don Latham, Don Flippin and Alan Dewitt. Honorary pallbearers were Carl Giles, David Jones, Alan Powers and John Myers.
Lasting memorials may be sent to Monette First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 95 Monette, Ark. 72447 or St. Jude's Children Hospital at www.stjude.org.
Geraldine T. Leifheit
Mrs. Geraldine T. Leifheit, 74, of Manila, Ark., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at the St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born in Blytheville, Ark., she was the daughter of the late William and Ina Edward Langley. ...
Donald Ray Bowen
Donald Ray Bowen departed this world on the 26th day of November, 2013 at 12:45 a.m., in Jonesboro, at the age of 75. He was born in the Macey Community on Oct. 16, 1938, to Cleburne Bowen and Juanita (Harper) Bowen. ...
Carroll Waddell, 90, of Manila passed from this life, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Greenville, Tenn., Sept. 28, 1923, he was the son of the late Lawrence Vance and Addie Mae Collins Waddell and had been a Manila area resident since 1928. ...
Carmy Lee Simpkins
Carmy Lee Simpkins, 88, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at his residence. He was born Aug. 18, 1925, to the late William Jefferson and Delilah Blackburn Simpkins. Mr. Simpkins was a retired farmer and of the Church of Christ belief. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of the American Legion. He loved to garden, hunt, fish and cook...
R.C. Rayburn, 69, of Manila, formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life Nov. 24, 2013, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Aug. 15, 1944, in Guin, Ala., he was the son of the late Cleofas and Rena Westbrook Rayburn and had been a longtime Blytheville resident before making his home in Manila seven years ago. ...
Wayne K. Marean
Wayne K. Marean, 74, of Mountain View, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born April 7, 1939 in Portland, Maine, to Kenneth and Lorraine (Fogg) Marean. ...
Sandra Leigh Nolen Baker
Little Rock -- Sandra Leigh Nolen Baker left this earth peacefully and crossed The Rainbow Bridge on Nov. 17, 2013, at 1:03 p.m., with her loving husband, daughter and cousin by her side. Sandy was born Sept. 21, 1946, in Little Rock to the late Jean (Pharis) and Truman Nolen. She lived most of her days in Little Rock, a city girl to the fullest...
Jekita Ann Davenport Zolman
After nine courageous years of battling ovarian cancer, Jekita Ann Davenport Zolman of Arbyrd, Mo., passed away Nov. 21, 2013, at the age of 65. Jekita was born March 20, 1948, in Leachville, Ark., to Martin and LaVerne Pruett Davenport. ...
Noah Andrew Cook
Noah Andrew Cook, 16, of Leachville, passed from this life Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. Born July 2, 1997, in Jonesboro, Noah was a lifelong Leachville area resident and a student at Buffalo Island Central High School. ...
Richard Gerald Edwards III
Richard Gerald Edwards, III, 65, of Leachville, passed from this life Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Oct. 9, 1948, in Little Rock, he was the son of the late Richard and Mildred Whistle Edwards and was raised in the Whistleville community. ...