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Franklin Brent Minirth, M.D., Ph.D. (01/26/15)
Dr. Franklin Brent Minirth, 68 of Richardson, Texas, passed away Jan. 24, 2015. An internationally-known psychiatrist, author, and radio personality, his successful medical practice was distinguished by integrating Christian principles into mental healthcare...
Mary Hattemer (01/26/15)
Mary Thelma Jane Weatherford Hattemer, 82 of Henderson, Tenn., passed away Jan. 24, 2015, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. She was born May 23, 1932, in Lawrence County, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Daley Franklin and Alpha Pauline Walling Weatherford. ...
Mary B. Dunn (01/26/15)
Mary Beulah Dunn, 83, of Manila, passed from this life Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Black Oak, she had lived most of her life in Manila, and was the daughter of the late John and Cora England Dunn. She enjoyed babysitting for family and friends and was a longtime member of the Church of God in Bald Knob...
Shirley Lee Davis (01/26/15)
Shirley Lee Davis, 76, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Malden, Mo., she was the daughter of the late John and Opal Elizabeth Masterson Tune, was raised in the Clarkton, Mo., area and had lived in Michigan for many years. Shirley had been a Leachville resident since 1987 and attended First Assembly of God in Leachville...
Leslie Earl Curtis (01/26/15)
Leslie Earl Curtis, 82, of Monette, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born and raised in Waverly, Tenn., he was the son of the late James and Mary George Curtis and had been a Monette resident since 2001. ...
Debra Renee Imler (01/22/15)
Debra Renee Imler, 56, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at her home. Born Dec. 16, 1958, in Akron, Ohio, she had lived most of her life in Leachville and was the daughter of the late Charles and Annette Edwards Beach. ...
Freida L. Bright (01/14/15)
Freida L. Bright, 87, of Manila, passed from this life Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at her residence. Born in Parma, Mo., to Hyson and Bertha Hodge O'Neal, she was a homemaker and a member of the Manila United Methodist Church. Freida enjoyed playing cards, traveling and spending time with her family and friends...
Arthur Lynn Lee (01/14/15)
Arthur Lynn Lee, 68, of Manila, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center in Little Rock. Born Feb. 12, 1946, in Manila, he was the son of the late Youl and Evelyn Turner Lee and had been a lifelong area resident...
Ronald Robert Ragsdale (01/12/15)
Ronald Robert Ragsdale, 72, of Jonesboro passed from this life Jan. 9, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Ronnie was born April 3, 1942, in Rockford, Ill., to the late James and Eva Ragsdale. ...
Bernard Crouse (01/12/15)
Bernard Crouse, 86, of Manila, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at St Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila he was the son of the late Charlie and Mary Parker Crouse and was a 1948 graduate of Manila High School. A lifelong Manila resident, he was retired from the former Milwaukee Electric Tool Company in Blytheville and was a longtime member of Bethany Baptist Church...
Raybon B. Cornish (01/12/15)
Raybon B. Cornish, 77, of Moneta, Vir., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. He was an avid fisherman and loved being outdoors. Raybon was a huge fan of any type of racing. He also enjoyed spending time with his dog, Biscuit...
Joyce Imogene Skaggs (01/12/15)
Joyce Imogene Skaggs, 82, of Leachville, passed from this life Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. The daughter of the late Robert Lee and Lillian Long she had been a lifelong resident of the Manila and Leachville areas. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the New Providence Baptist Church...
Shirley Jean Sammons (01/07/15)
Shirley Jean Sammons, 71, of Manila, passed from this life Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born April 23, 1943, in Keiser to the late Otis and Mildred Crawford Bowman, she had lived most of her life in Manila. She was a longtime member of the Bethany Baptist Church and was a retired clerk for American Greetings in Osceola...
Dwayne Haigwood (01/06/15)
Dwayne Haigwood, 84, of Manila, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born Jan. 25, 1930, in Sandtown, Ark., he was the son of the late Hubert and Virgie Kelley Haigwood and was raised in the Batesville area. A Manila resident for over 60 years, he was a retired farmer and longtime member of the Browns Chapel Baptist Church...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
    Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was the King of Saudi Arabia from 2005 to 2015. He took the throne when his half-brother King Fahd died. In 2013, King Abdullah was ranked as the 8th most powerful person in the world by Forbes.
  • Violetta Degtiareva
    Violetta Degtiareva was an Russian tennis player who some described as “the next Anna Kournikova”. Before her untimely death, Degtiareva was one of the highest-earning stars on the pro circuit.
  • Melvin Gordon
    Melvin Gordon was CEO of Tootsie Roll Industries for fifty-three years. His Chicago headquarters was called a “modern-day Willy Wonka factory” by the Wall Street Journal. The company makes not only Tootsie Rolls, but Tootsie Roll Pops, Tootsie Fruit Chews, Tootsie Frooties, Caramel Apple Pops, Child's Play, Charms, Blow Pop, Candy Carnival, Cella's chocolate covered [...]
  • Edward Brooke
    Edward Brooke was an American politician and member of the Republican Party. Brooke was first elected to national office in 1966, as a United States Senator from the state of Massachusetts. He was the first African-American to be popularly elected to the US Senate. He served two terms in office.
  • Edward Herrmann
    Edward Herrmann was an actor, director, writer, and comedian. He was best known for his acting roles on Gilmore Girls, The Lost Boys, and as Franklin D. Roosevelt, for which he was nominated for an Emmy.
  • Donna Douglas
    Donna Douglas was an actress and comedienne, best known as Elly May Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies. She followed her acting career with work in real estate, writing, and singing.
  • Mario Cuomo
    Mario Cuomo was an American politician and three-term Governor of New York. He served from 1983 to 1994. Cuomo was a member of the Democratic Party, and rose to an even higher level of fame after his memorable keynote speech at the 1984 Democratic National Convention. Cuomo’s son, Andrew Cuomo, is the 56th Governor of [...]
  • Stuart Scott
    Stuart Scott was a sports broadcaster and television anchor for ESPN, best known for his many years on the network’s flagship show SportsCenter. One of the most influential figures in sportscasting, Scott was known for his use of wildly inventive catchphrases
  • Little Jimmy Dickens
    Little Jimmy Dickens was a country music singer known mostly for novelty songs and his petite size. He was 4’11″. He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry and eventually made it to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • Howard Schultz
    Howard Schultz was the founder and CEO of Lighthearted Entertainment. He created and executive produced reality shows Dating Naked, Extreme Makeover, and The Moment Of Truth as well as others.