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Norman Williams (08/19/14)
Norman Williams, 78, a lifelong resident of Black Oak, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mr. Williams was born Feb. 7, 1936, in Black Oak to the late Jake "JK" and Eva Fisher Williams. ...
Gerald Wayne Daniel (08/18/14)
Gerald Wayne Daniel, 67, of Manila died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Nov. 12, 1946, in Leachville, to the late Guy Martin and Bessie Mae McCraw Daniel, he had been a lifelong Manila resident and retired from the City of Manila after more than 30 years with the water department. Gerald was of the Baptist faith...
Larry D. Osborn (08/18/14)
Larry D. Osborn, "Mr. Osborn," departed this life Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Jonesboro, at the age of 69. He was born Oct. 13, 1944, in Black Oak, the son of the late J.E. Osborn and Sally Wilson Osborn. ...
Donald Melton Brooks (08/10/14)
Donald "Donnie" Melton Brooks, age 81, of Manila died Friday August 8, 2014, at his home. Born Nov. 4, 1932, at Manila, he was the son of the late Clarence and Zephyr Thomas Brooks and had been a lifelong Manila resident. ...
Omer Franklin "Frank" Spurlock (08/10/14)
Brooklyn, Ohio -- Omer Franklin "Frank" Spurlock, 74, passed from this life on May 29, 2014, in the company of his loving sister, Mary Bess, while they were visiting their cousin, Esther Ruth Lorance Jones, at her home in Bryant, Ark...
H.M. "Tink" Wimberley (08/10/14)
H.M. "Tink" Wimberley departed this life Aug. 4, 2014, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Tink was born Aug. 12, 1928, at Etowah to Monroe and Emma Wimberley and moved to the Macey Community at a young age. ...
Zachary Max Jackson (08/10/14)
Zachary Max Jackson, infant son of John and Chandra Pesce Jackson, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Zachary was preceded in death by a sister, Angelica Dawn Jackson, his maternal grandmother, Sarah Pesce, and his paternal grandfather, Bo Jackson...
Anabeth Holt (08/05/14)
Anabeth Holt, 83, of the Milligan Ridge community near Manila, widow of Gene Holt, passed from this life Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born May 6, 1931, in Manila, she was the daughter of the late W.M. ...
Pamela L. Searcy Carter Doster (08/04/14)
Pamela L. Searcy Carter Doster of Tampa, Fla., died July 15, 2014, from injuries sustained in a boating accident. She was born July 5, 1969, to Ron L. Searcy and Rose Mary Polston. She was preceded in death by a sister, Rhonda Sims, and stepfather, Lowell E. Polston...
Linda Ruth Powell (08/04/14)
Linda Ruth Powell, 65, of Manila died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Leachville she was the daughter of the late Henry and Carrie Lovelace Shipley and had been a longtime resident of Gary, Ind., before making her home in Manila 13 years ago...
Melinda Kay Myers Edgin (08/04/14)
Melinda Kay Myers Edgin, 41, of Hot Springs, formerly of Leachville, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Leachville. Born in Osceola, she was a graduate of Buffalo Island Central High School and had lived most of her life in Leachville. She had been a Hot Springs resident for the past four months...
Joe Dean Pierce (08/01/14)
Joe Dean Pierce, 77, of Manila died Wednesday July 30, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila he was the son of the late Arthur Dean and Jeraldine L. Edwards Pierce and had been a lifetime Manila resident. ...
James Boswell "Jim" Cheadle (07/29/14)
James Boswell "Jim" Cheadle, 87, of Manila, widower of Peggy Fleeman Cheadle, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Norman, Okla., he had been a longtime Manila resident. ...
Bertha Walker Sparkman (07/28/14)
Monette -- Bertha Walker Sparkman, 94, departed this life Monday, July 14, 2014, at her daughter's home in Auburn Hills, Mich. She was born Dec. 29, 1919, in Cherry Valley, the daughter of the late Henry Duke and Mary Jane Banton Duke. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God. She loved to quilt and cook and was often called the world's greatest cook and baker...
Cordia M. Sexton (07/28/14)
Monette Cordia M. Sexton, 94, of Monette passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at her home. She was born November 23, 1919, in Mountain View to the late John and Anna Lou Ward Smithee. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church and worked as a store clerk in the Monette area for many years...
Jerry Ray Grant (07/28/14)
Monette -- Jerry Ray Grant, 74, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his home. He was born Feb. 10, 1940, in Jonesboro to the late Roy and Carrie Grant. He was a member of the American Legion for many years and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed watching football and NASCAR as well as going fishing...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Don Pardo
    Don Pardo was a radio and television announcer best known as the guy who said “It’s Saturday Night Live,” and announced the cast on the show for many years. Even after retiring from NBC, he continiued to provide voiceover services for the show. He was a member of the Television Hall of Fame. During his [...]
  • Jay Adams
    Jay Adams was an American skateboarder, though of as one of if not the most influential of all time. He was part of the legendary Z-Boys skating group, and was the subject of the much-acclaimed 2011 documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys and the subsequent dramatization of his story, 2005′s Lords of Dogtown.
  • Edith Flagg
    Edith Flagg was a fashion designer and philanthropist, who was most recently known to appear on the reality television show Million Dollar Listing, advising her grandson, Josh Flagg. She was also a holocaust survivor.
  • Lauren Bacall
    Lauren Bacall was an American film icon who graced many important movies in the “Golden Age” of American cinema. She’s well known for starring alongside Humphrey Bogart in the films To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo. She married Bogart in 1945 and was with him until his death [...]
  • Robin Williams
    Robin Williams really needs no introduction. You know who he is. He was a beloved actor and comedian, who broke out in the late 70s as Mork in Mork & Mindy, then went on to star in a slew of hugely popular films, such as Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, Aladdin, [...]
  • Marilyn Burns
    Marilyn Burns was an American actress best known for her role in the 70s horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. She also starred in the TV miniseries Helter Skelter, about the Charles Mason trial.
  • Jim Brady
    Jim Brady was an assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He was permanently disabled as a result of the attempted assassination of Reagan, and became a gun control advocate. He is the namesake of the famous Brady Bill.
  • Dick Smith
    Dick Smith was a Hollywood makeup artist. His nickname, ‘The Godfather of Makeup’, could have come from the fact that he was responsible for turning Marlon Brando into Vito Corleone for The Godfather – or it could just be a reference to his giant influence in the field. Smith also worked on films such as [...]
  • John Fasano
    John Fasano was a film director, producer, and screenwriter. His films include Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare, Black Roses, and The Jitters. He also co-rote Another 48 Hours.
  • James Garner
    James Garner was an actor best known for roles on the TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files. He also appeared in over 50 films, including The Great Escape, Victor Victoria, and The Notebook, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.