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Opal McCowan (02/25/15)
Opal McCowan, 87, of Rivervale, Ark., passed from this life on Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015, in Jonesboro. She was born on Oct. 2, 1927, in Stonewall, Ark., to Charles and Ida Mannon Nelson. Mrs. ...
Peggie Roselee Benham (02/24/15)
Peggie Roselee Benham, 68, of Manila passed away Feb. 20, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Nov. 24, 1946 in Enola, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Jim and Lori Pate Ford and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Benham enjoyed watching wrestling, sci-fi and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Thomas Ricci Waugh (02/24/15)
Thomas Ricci Waugh, 60, of Black Oak passed away Feb. 22, 2015, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born June 24, 1954 in Jonesboro, he was the son of the late J.L. and Mary Pennington Waugh and had served in the National Guard. ...
Charles Stephen Shipley (02/23/15)
Manila -- Charles Stephen Shipley, 49, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Great River Medical Center. He was born Dec. 17, 1965, in Gary, Ind. Charles had been an EMT in Indiana and a police officer with Blytheville and Mississippi County departments. He was a fan of NASCAR and enjoyed hunting and fishing...
Edith L. LaFarlette (02/23/15)
Edith L. LaFarlette, 98, of Monette passed away Feb. 20, 2015, in St. Bernards Hospital under the care of St. Bernards Hospice. She was born May 6, 1916, in Harrisburg to the late Charles E. and Laura M. Adams Coleman. She was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and sister who spent her life taking care of others...
James McDonald "Mack" Johnson (02/23/15)
James McDonald "Mack" Johnson, 65, of Blytheville, passed from this life Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at the South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center in Osceola. Born in Marked Tree to the late Thomas James and Charlene Floyd Johnson, he was a self-employed auto mechanic and had lived in Blytheville for the past 25 years. ...
Virginia Pearl Pittman (02/20/15)
Monette -- Virginia Pearl Pittman, 79, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 at her residence. She was born Oct. 18, 1935, in Cardwell, Mo., to the late John Franklin and Jewell Lois Carter Glenn. She was an EMT for 23 years with the Buffalo Island Ambulance Service in Monette and District Softball Commissioner, umpire and softball coach for 23 years. ...
Orrie "Tincy" Manus (02/19/15)
Monette -- Orrie "Tincy" Manus, 80, passed away Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. He was born Sept. 21, 1934, in Monette to the late Luther and Beatrice Manus, Sr. He had been a farmer and also worked at a cotton gin. He enjoyed flea markets and his family...
Dolores Ioan Sharp (02/17/15)
Dolores Sharp, 89, of Leachville, widow of Robert Sharp, passed from this life, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at her home. Born in Monette, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Jewell Goss Metcalf and was a graduate of Leachville High School. She was a lifelong Leachville resident and member of the First Baptist Church...
Doris Stella Ingram (02/17/15)
Doris Stella Ingram, 93, of Manila, passed from this life Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Blytheville, she was the daughter of early Clear Lake settlers, Walter David and Lela Victoria Riggs Deason. ...
Tommie Jean Loftin (02/17/15)
Tommie Jean Loftin, 87, of Leachville, former longtime Arbyrd, Mo., area resident and widow of Wayne Loftin, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. ...
Melvin Eugene Hale (02/17/15)
Melvin Eugene Hale, 71, of Monette, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Grubbs, he was the son of the late John Herbert and Gertie Mae Stice Hale and had lived much of his life in California. ...
John Dwayne Barnes (02/17/15)
John Dwayne Barnes, 57, of Dyess died Feb. 8, 2015. John was a blessing to all. Local survivors include one son, John Brent McGhee (Barnes) and two grandchildren, John Bradin McGhee and Autumn Shay McGhee...
Donnie Ray Croom (02/17/15)
Donnie Ray Croom has passed into our eternal world, Feb. 4, 2015, at the age of 76. He died at home in Murfreesboro, Tenn., while being cared for by loved ones. He was born Sept. 15, 1938, in Manila, Ark. ...
Minnie Bell Still (02/12/15)
Mrs. Minnie Bell Still, 82, of Manila, widow of Elton Still, passed from this life Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 7, 1932, in Marianna, she was the daughter of the late Tib and Hazel Mitchell Stevens and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. ...
Robert Lee Meacham, Sr. (02/10/15)
Robert Lee Meacham, Sr., 55, of Manila, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at his home. Born Nov. 12, 1959, in Osceola, he was the son of the late Charles Robert Meacham and had been a lifelong Manila resident. ...
Roma Wallace Lybarger Harper (02/05/15)
Roma Wallace Lybarger Harper, 90, of Monette passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. She was born Sept. 8, 1924, at Wallace Community near Monette to the late Dutch and Gania Finley Wallace. Mrs. Roma was lifetime member of the Monette First Baptist Church...
Daris "Jean" Pannells (02/03/15)
Daris "Jean" Pannells, 75, of Cardwell, Mo., widow of Bill Pannells, Sr., died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 6, 1939, in Corinth, Miss., she was the daughter of the late William Neal and Lillie Virgie Timmons Meyers and had been a Cardwell resident since 1952...
Margaret Louise Nunley (02/03/15)
Margaret Morgan Cannon Nunley, 85, of Caraway, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born July 24, 1929, in Imboden, she was the daughter of the late Christian Clayton and Leomie Green Goodson and had lived much of her life in Caraway. She was a member of the Caraway First Baptist Church...
Sherry Moore Hetler (02/02/15)
Sherry Lynne Hetler, 58, of Ward, former Leachville-Manila area resident, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at her home in Ward. Born Aug. 13, 1956, in Kennett, Mo., she was the daughter of the late John and Rita Baker Moore. Sherry was a 1974 graduate of Manila High School and had lived in Ward for the past two years...
Celebrity Obituaries
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    Leonard Nimoy was an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Spock in the original Star Trek TV series, and later in additional series and films. Nimoy was a prolific actor outside of Star Trek, however, having roles in over 130 movies, TV shows, and video games. Nimoy was also a poet and a […]
  • Movita Castaneda
    Movita Castaneda was an actress who appeared in films like Flying Down to Rio (1933) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). She was the second wife of actor Marlon Brando and mother of Miko Castaneda Brando and Rebecca Brando Kotlizky
  • Lesley Gore
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  • Louis Jourdan
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  • Taylor Negron
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  • Greg Plitt
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  • Jerry Tarkanian
    Jerry Tarkanian was a basketball coach, who coached for UNLV from 1973 to 1992, for the San Antonio Spurs in 1992, and for Fresno State from 1995 to 2002.
  • Dean Smith
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