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Charles Wesley Smith (04/15/14)
Charles Wesley Smith, 67, of Manila, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Mr. Smith was born March 3, 1947, in Manila to the late Clyde and Ethel Wright Smith. Mr. Smith enjoyed working on cars, especially his toy, a 1937 Jaguar.
Thelma Cason Price (04/15/14)
Thelma Cason Price, 93, of Monette passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice in Jonesboro. Born in Tuckerman, Aug. 20, 1920, Thelma lived msot of her life in Monette and was a member of Monette First Baptist Church. She loved gardening, sewing, baking and spending precious time with her family...
John Lilbourn Gilbow (04/15/14)
John Lilbourn Gilbow, 67, of Hollywood, Mo., died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his home. Born Aug. 25, 1946, in Troy, Ohio, he was the son of the late Robert and Dolley Mae Bertholemy Gilbow and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a retired truck driver and had lived in central Arkansas before making his home in Hollywood in 1998...
Bobby D. Pate (04/11/14)
Bobby Dale Pate, 67, of Leachville, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Feb. 2, 1947, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., he was the son of the late Bud and Hazel Sneed Pate and had lived most of his life in Leachville. ...
Abbie Marie Criddle (04/11/14)
Abbie Marie Criddle, 65, of Leachville, died Wednesday April 9, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born April 20, 1948, at Yazoo City, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Johnny and Hazel Fuller Vinson and was raised in Belzoni, Miss. She had been a Leachville resident for the past 25 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Kenneth Earl Holt, Sr. (04/08/14)
Kenneth Earl Holt, Sr., 59, of Manila, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Nov. 20, 1954, in Manila, he was the son of Calvin and Melva Ingram Holt and was a longtime area resident. ...
Hattie Faye Barlow Hitchcock (04/01/14)
Hattie Faye Barlow Hitchcock, 63, of Manila, passed away Friday March 28, 2014 at Jonesboro. Born in Crenshaw, Miss., she was the daughter of the late James and Nettie Taylor Barlow. She had lived most of her life in Houston, Texas, before moving to Manila in 1998...
Henry Grady Pasley (04/01/14)
Henry Grady Pasley, 88, of Manila, passed from this life, Sunday March 30, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born May 12, 1925, in Manila, he was the son of the late Benton Eugene and Rennee Foster Pasley and had spent most of his life in Manila where he was a commercial fisherman, farmer and member of the Brown's Chapel Baptist Church...
Brenda Kaye Keller (03/27/14)
Brenda Kaye Keller, 55, of Manila, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, at Van Buren. Born July 15, 1958, in Osceola, she was the daughter of Walter and Wanda Camp Briley and had been a longtime area resident. Mrs. Keller was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church, enjoyed watching television and spending time with her grandchildren and family...
William Christopher Hetler (03/24/14)
William Christopher Hetler, 69, of Leachville, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville he was the son of the late Harrison and Marie Redding Hetler. Mr. Hetler was a lifelong Leachville resident and was a retired farmer. He attended Leachville public schools and was a member of Full Gospel Tabernacle...
Billie Taylor Steele Mangrum (03/20/14)
Billie Taylor Steele Mangrum, 87, of Paducah, Ky., formerly of Monette, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She was born March 26, 1926, in Flint, Mich., to the late Ira Lee Taylor and Ruth Wallace Taylor. Mrs. Billie was a homemaker and loved to paint and travel...
Former Manila Mayor Veach dies (03/20/14)
Clifford Ray Veach Sr., 80, of Manila, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at The Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Clifford was born in Lost Cane, Ark., May 1, 1933. He was married to his high school sweetheart, the late Norma Jean (Hodges) Veach, for 58 years...
Sanford "Sandy" Henderson, Jr. (03/18/14)
Sanford "Sandy" Henderson Jr., 62, of Lake City passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 at his home. He was born Nov. 6, 1950, in Cossa, Ore., to the late Sanford Leroy Henderson Sr. and Eva Conder Henderson. Sandy was the owner and operator of Monette Truck and Diesel for 24 years. He was a very hard worker who enjoyed hunting and helping people. He valued his employees and loved...
Randall C. Bishop (03/18/14)
Randall C. Bishop, 58, of Manila, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at his home. Born in Paragould he was the son of the late Marion and Joyce Bishop and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was a 1974 graduate of Manila High School, had been employed by EIS Automotive Parts Manufacturing formerly of Manila, and was a retired farmer. ...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Otto Petersen
    Otto Petersen was a ventriloquist known for his act Otto & George (George Dudley being his dummy). He began performing in the 70s in New York. He eventually made appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Howard Stern Show, Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular & Bullshit!, and Showtime’s Full Frontal Comedy. Petersen [...]
  • Sue Townsend
    Sue Townsend was an English writer who is best known for creating the character Adrian Mole, a teenager whose story she told through a series of pieces written in the form of a diary. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole was later turned into a television series. Townsend was also a successful novelist, playwright, and [...]
  • Peaches Geldof
    Peaches Geldof was a journalist, television personality and model. She was the daughter of Bob Geldof.
  • Mickey Rooney
    Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr.) was an American actor and funnyman, with a career that spanned an incredible nine decades. Rooney’s time in the spotlight began in the early 1920s, and Rooney was one of the last remaining actors with ties to the silent film era. Apart from being one of the most prolific [...]
  • John Pinette
    John Pinette was a stand-up comedian and actor. He appeared in two Revenge of the Nerds films, as well as the Seinfeld series finale and various other movies.
  • Dane Witherspoon
    Dane Witherspoon was an actor known for his role on daytime soap opera Santa Barbara. He also appeared on Capitol. He was briefly married to Robin Wright in the 80s.
  • Frankie Knuckles
    Frankie Knuckles was known as the “Godfather of House Music.” He brought house music to Chicago in the 1980s and was considered to be the most influential person of the genre. As a DJ, producer, and remixer, Knuckles (born Francis Nicholls) was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005.
  • Ralph Wilson
    Ralph Wilson was the founder and owner of the NFL franchise the Buffalo Bills. His roots in American football run much deeper than that, however, as he was also one of the founding owners of the American Football League. The AFL and the NFL merged in 1970.
  • James Rebhorn
    James Rebhorn was an actor who appeared in over a hundred films. Even if you don’t recognize his hame, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen him. Seen Independence Day? Yeah, I thought so.
  • Dave Brockie
    Dave Brockie, known by many as Oderus Urungus, was the lead singer of the band GWAR. The band was formed back in 1984, and plays an odd brand of satirical metal. They are known for their elaborate costuming and graphic performances.