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Betty Ruth Lester (10/28/14)
Betty Ruth Lester, 68 of Manila, passed away Tuesday Oct. 28, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila she was the daughter of the late Gaston Carmichael and Dorothy Ewing Gamble and had been a lifelong Manila resident. She had been a longtime employee of East Arkansas Agency on Aging and was a devoted wife and loving mother...
Dell Van Halfacre (10/28/14)
Dell Van Halfacre, 82, of Manila, died Monday Oct. 27, 2014, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born in Peach Orchard, Ark., he was the son of the late Luther and Alma Clark Halfacre and was a 1949 graduate of Strawberry High School. ...
Vivian Ivah Sharp (10/28/14)
Vivian Ivah Sharp, 91 of Caraway, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born Jan. 22, 1923, at Golconda, Ill., to the late Thomas and Vertie Bogard Collier. Mrs. Vivian was a lifetime resident of Caraway and a member the Caraway Church of Christ. She was an avid sports fan and loved to play cards at the Senior Center...
Shawn Perrin (10/28/14)
Shawn Perrin, 48 of Jonesboro, formerly of Monette, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. He was born April 21, 1966 in Peoria, Ill. He was a 1984 graduate of Monette High School. Shawn was a licensed paramedic and educational director with Medic One since 2004. He enjoyed arrowhead hunting and playing music. He will be remembered as a loving son, father, brother and grandfather...
Rev. Donald Wayne Emery (10/28/14)
Rev. Donald Wayne Emery, 72, of Kennett, Mo., died Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014, at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett. Born in Senath, Mo., he was the son of the late Bill and Mary Agnes Thrasher Emery and had been a longtime Kennett resident. ...
Gene Craig (10/28/14)
Gene Craig, 77, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at his residence. He was born Oct. 31, 1936, in Malden, Mo., to the late William Russell and Ruby Rosetta Bush Craig. He was a route salesman and supervisor for Pepsi from 1955 until 1998. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and camping. Gene was a member of the Macey Methodist Church...
Murel Lee Mangrum (10/21/14)
Trumann -- Murel Lee Mangrum, 76, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born Jan. 31, 1938 in Caraway. Mr. Murel was a farmer and a cowboy. He was a member of the Maple Grove Baptist Church. ...
Calvin Wayne Wadley (10/21/14)
Jonesboro -- Calvin Wayne Wadley, 82, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born March 14, 1932, in Tuckerman to the late Homer and Maude Payne Wadley and lived in Leachville until 1985. ...
Steven Wayne Blake (10/21/14)
Steven Wayne Blake, 58, of Hardy passed away Oct. 13, 2014, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Oct. 17, 1955, in Jonesboro, he was the son of the late Wayne and Madlyn Evans Blake (Cates). ...
Billy Ray Weeks (10/14/14)
Billy Ray Weeks, 55, of Arkoma, Okla., passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at his home. Mr. Weeks was born Jan. 11, 1959 in Caraway, Ark., to Willis and Lena Kelems Weeks. Mr. Weeks was of the Baptist faith, an Army veteran, played the guitar and loved to fish...
Reynaldo Cerda Barajas (10/14/14)
Reynaldo Cerda Barajas, 70, of Leachville, passed from this life Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born Nov. 30, 1943, in Linares Nuevo Leon, Mexico, he was the son of the late Jose and Maria De Jesus Cerda Barajas and had lived most of his life in Harlingen, Texas. He had been a Leachville resident since 1990 and was a retired cotton ginner for Adams Land Company. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Blytheville...
Ricky Joe Philhours (10/07/14)
Ricky Joe Philhours, 61, of Leachville passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville he was the son of the late Willis and Eva Mae Wicker Philhours and had been a lifelong Leachville resident. ...
Mearl Lee McCormick (10/07/14)
Mearl Lee McCormick, 70, of Caraway died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Rivervale she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Opal Nelson Moore and had been a lifelong area resident. She retired from American Greetings in Osceola after 33 years of service and was a member of Milligan Ridge Baptist Church...
John Wiley Overstreet (10/07/14)
John Wiley Overstreet, 81, of Scottsdale, Ariz., passed away Sept. 12, 2014, in Phoenix, Ariz. Although he came from humble beginnings in Balch, Ark., he was always a class act and a true gentleman. ...
Johnny D. Crum (10/02/14)
Johnny D. Crum, 68, of Monette, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born March 15, 1946, in Arbyrd, Mo., to the late Elmo and Jessie Doherty Crum. Mr. Crum was the former owner of Closed Circuit Security and will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather...
Michael Anthony Crews (10/01/14)
Michael Anthony Crews, 43, of Leachville passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Auburn, Wash., he was the son of the late Jerry Crews and had lived most of his life in Birmingham, Ala., where he attended the University of Alabama. He was a retired automotive repair specialist and had been a Leachville resident since 2001...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Oscar Taveras
    Oscar Taveras was a Dominican-born baseball player, signed by the MLB’s St. Louis Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2008. After six impressive seasons in the minor leagues, Taveras was called up to the big leagues in 2014. Highly touted coming out of the minors, Taveras played the outfield – mostly center field.
  • Marcia Strassman
    Marcia Strassman was an actress known for Welcome Back, Kotter and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, as well as its sequel Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, and spin-off Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!
  • Robert Gallagher
    Sgt. Maj. Robert Gallagher was a decorated war hero whose action as a platoon sergeant with Task Force Ranger in Somalia served as the basis for the film Black Hawk Down. He also served in Panama during Operation Just Cause, as well as in the US’ second invasion of Iraq. He was awarded two Purple [...]
  • Benjamin C. Bradlee
    Benjamin C. Bradlee was executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991. He is best known for his role in bringing the Watergate scandal to light during the presidency of Richard Nixon.
  • Nelson Bunker Hunt
    Bunker Hunt was an American oil executive who amassed a large fortune in in the 1960s and 1970s – somewhere around $16 billion. By the end of 1979, Hunt had lost the majority of his fortune when silver prices collapsed. For the previous decade or so, Hunt had been amassing huge amounts of silver. Known [...]
  • Oscar de la Renta
    Oscar de la Renta was a fashion designer, who became internationally known in the 1960s thanks to his work with Jackie Kennedy. His company has gone on to become popular among celebrities and royalty.
  • Gerard Parkes
    Actor of the stage and screen, Gerard (Gerry) Parkes was born in Ireland but moved to Canada to kick off his acting career. He’s best known in the States for playing the role of Doc on Fraggle Rock. Parkes actually had a thing for playing “Doc” roles – playing “Doc” on the Canadian TV show [...]
  • Elizabeth Peña
    Elizabeth Peña was an actress and film director. She appeared in numerous movies and TV shows including Jacob’s Ladder and Modern and Family.
  • Jan Hooks
    Jan Hooks was an actress and comedian best known for being a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1991. She also appeared in a number of television and film roles including: Designing Women, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and Batman Returns.
  • Sarah Goldberg
    Sarah Goldberg was an actress, who appeared on 7th Heaven and 90210. She was landed a role in Jurassic Park III after moving out west to pursue a career in acting. She also went by Sarah Danielle Madison.