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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...
Ricky Daniel Parsley (07/18/14)
Ricky Daniel Parsley, 46, of Manila, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at his home. Born in Osceola he was the son of the late Randall and Glenda Holt Parsley and had been a lifelong Manila resident and was retired from Stone's Construction Company in Manila...
Lorene Frances Parks (07/17/14)
Lorene Frances Parks, 88, of Manila, widow of Clarence Parks, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born Aug. 15, 1925, in Paragould, she was a lifetime Manila area resident and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Manila...
Louise Kenchens (07/17/14)
Louise Kenchens, 84, of Leachville, widow of Chestine Kenchens, died Monday July 14, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Jan. 29, 1930, in Sulphur Rock, the daughter of the late George and Myrtle Reddell Keller and had been a Leachville resident for most of her life. ...
Dorothy Lee Lambert (07/14/14)
Dorothy Lee Lambert, 87, of Manila, widow of Charles Lambert, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in the Cold Water community in Mississippi County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Cora Lee Patterson and had been a Manila resident the past 55 years. ...
Thomas Gene "Mutley" Metcalf (07/11/14)
Thomas Gene "Mutley" Metcalf, 56, of Hornersville, Mo., died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the family home. A lifelong Hornersville resident, he attended Senath-Hornersville Public Schools and later served in the U.S. Army. He was a diesel mechanic for Bibbs Trucking in Hornersville, and was of the Baptist faith...
Ruby Jewel Cloninger (07/11/14)
Ruby Jewel Cloninger, 67, of Leachville, died Wednesday July 9, 2014, at UAMS in Little Rock. Born at Oak Grove, La., she was the daughter of the late George and Lona Mae Gilliam Hice and had been a Leachville resident the past 37 years. She was a 1965 graduate of Luxora High School, was retired from Bassler Electric in Caraway and was of the Baptist faith...
Billy Wayne Sneed (07/08/14)
Billy Wayne Sneed, 78, of Cherokee Village passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014, at White River Health Systems in Batesville. Mr. Sneed was born June 15, 1936, in Caraway to the late Jake and Ruth Haney Sneed. He was the owner and operator of the Phillips 66 Station in Caraway for over 50 years. He enjoyed woodworking, drag racing and spending time with his family...
Winnie Fay Wilson (06/30/14)
Winnie Fay Wilson, 90, of Paragould, former longtime Leachville resident, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born April 21, 1924, near Arbyrd, Mo., she was the daughter of the late William Robert and Ruth Allison Aaron and had lived most of her life in Leachville. ...
John Tune (06/30/14)
John Tune, 101, of Manila, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Jan. 6, 1913, in Keyesport, Ill., he was the son of the late Ira and Rosie Harp Tune. As a boy he moved to Missouri with his family in a covered wagon and later moved to northeast Arkansas. ...
Lula "Toots" Lang (06/30/14)
Lula "Toots" Lang passed away peacefully June 26, 2014, at 89 years of age. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years. She spent most of her life in northeast Arkansas near the community of Monette where she was a lifelong member of Mount Pleasant General Baptist Church. ...
Junior Leon "Bug" Hensley (06/30/14)
Junior Leon "Bug" Hensley, 83, of Caraway, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at his residence. He was born April 14, 1931, in Batesville to the late James and Martha "Mattie" Bolin Hensley. Mr. Hensley retired as a Greyhound bus driver after 35 years of service and formerly was a farmer, policeman and barber. ...
Velma Green (06/30/14)
Velma Green, 75, of Manila, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Dell, she was the daughter of the late Josh and Gertie Lowe Foster and had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was a retired seamstress for the former Mid-South Footwear of Manila...
Tim Wayne Bandy (06/30/14)
Tim Wayne Bandy, 73, of Leachville, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at his home. Born March 31, 1941, in Bay, to the late Albert and Audrey Bibbs Bandy, the family moved to Leachville in 1949 where Tim attended Leachville High School before joining the U.S. ...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • 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.
  • Skye McCole Bartusiak
    Skye McCole Bartusiak was an actress best known for roles in The Patriot and Don’t Say a Word. She also appeared in Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Boogeyman, and Kill Your Darlings.
  • Nadine Gordimer
    Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer and activist whose works took on racially-charged themes, especially apartheid in her home country. Her famous novels include 1974′s The Conservationist, 1979′s Burger’s Daughter, 1981′s July’s People, and 1987′s A Sport of Nature. She also wrote numerous collections of short fiction and essays. Gordimer received the Nobel Prize [...]
  • Johnny Winter
    Johnny Winter (real name: John Dawson Winter III) was a blues guitarist, singer, and producer. He produced three Grammy-award-winning albums for Muddy Waters, and recorded several Grammy-nominated albums of his own. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1988.
  • Tommy Ramone
    Tommy Ramone (real name Thomas Erdelyi) was the original drummer for The Ramones He played with the band through its first four albums.
  • Lorin Maazel
    Lorin Maazel was a conductor, violinist, and composer. He was music director of the Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.
  • Walter Dean Myers
    Walter Dean Myers was an author of children’s and young adult books with over a hundred of them to his name. Among his most well-known are Fallen Angels, Sunrise Over Fallujah, and Monster.
  • Bob Hastings
    Bob Hastings was an actor who appeared in films, on television, and on radio. Including voice acting (which he did a lot of), Hastings has over 150 acting credits to his name. He’s probably best known, however, for his portrayal of Lt. Elroy Carpenter on McHale’s Navy.
  • Meshach Taylor
    Meshach Taylor was an actor known for his role as Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women and Hollywood in the film Mannequin. He was also on the show Dave’s World.