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James Thomas Key (04/17/14)
James Thomas Key, 88, of Manila, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born Aug. 29, 1925, in Osceola, he was the son of the late Andrew and Clara Bell Key and had lived most of his life in the Manila area. He was a retired farmer and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Charles Wesley Smith (04/15/14)
Charles Wesley Smith, 67, of Manila, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Mr. Smith was born March 3, 1947, in Manila to the late Clyde and Ethel Wright Smith. Mr. Smith enjoyed working on cars, especially his toy, a 1937 Jaguar.
Thelma Cason Price (04/15/14)
Thelma Cason Price, 93, of Monette passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice in Jonesboro. Born in Tuckerman, Aug. 20, 1920, Thelma lived msot of her life in Monette and was a member of Monette First Baptist Church. She loved gardening, sewing, baking and spending precious time with her family...
John Lilbourn Gilbow (04/15/14)
John Lilbourn Gilbow, 67, of Hollywood, Mo., died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his home. Born Aug. 25, 1946, in Troy, Ohio, he was the son of the late Robert and Dolley Mae Bertholemy Gilbow and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a retired truck driver and had lived in central Arkansas before making his home in Hollywood in 1998...
Bobby D. Pate (04/11/14)
Bobby Dale Pate, 67, of Leachville, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Feb. 2, 1947, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., he was the son of the late Bud and Hazel Sneed Pate and had lived most of his life in Leachville. ...
Abbie Marie Criddle (04/11/14)
Abbie Marie Criddle, 65, of Leachville, died Wednesday April 9, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born April 20, 1948, at Yazoo City, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Johnny and Hazel Fuller Vinson and was raised in Belzoni, Miss. She had been a Leachville resident for the past 25 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Kenneth Earl Holt, Sr. (04/08/14)
Kenneth Earl Holt, Sr., 59, of Manila, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Nov. 20, 1954, in Manila, he was the son of Calvin and Melva Ingram Holt and was a longtime area resident. ...
Hattie Faye Barlow Hitchcock (04/01/14)
Hattie Faye Barlow Hitchcock, 63, of Manila, passed away Friday March 28, 2014 at Jonesboro. Born in Crenshaw, Miss., she was the daughter of the late James and Nettie Taylor Barlow. She had lived most of her life in Houston, Texas, before moving to Manila in 1998...
Henry Grady Pasley (04/01/14)
Henry Grady Pasley, 88, of Manila, passed from this life, Sunday March 30, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born May 12, 1925, in Manila, he was the son of the late Benton Eugene and Rennee Foster Pasley and had spent most of his life in Manila where he was a commercial fisherman, farmer and member of the Brown's Chapel Baptist Church...
Brenda Kaye Keller (03/27/14)
Brenda Kaye Keller, 55, of Manila, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, at Van Buren. Born July 15, 1958, in Osceola, she was the daughter of Walter and Wanda Camp Briley and had been a longtime area resident. Mrs. Keller was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church, enjoyed watching television and spending time with her grandchildren and family...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Kevin Sharp
    Kevin Sharp was an American country music artist, best known for his 1997 country-ed up cover of the classic R&B ballad “Nobody Knows.” He also had a few Billboard charting hits from his debut album, Measure of a Man. Apart from his music career, Sharp was also a motivational speaker who was very involved in [...]
  • Rubin “Hurricane” Carter
    Rubin “Hurricane” Carter was a boxer, who was wrongly convicted of murder, and spent nearly 20 years in prison before being freed.
  • Cheo Feliciano
    Cheo Feliciano, born José Luis Feliciano Vega, was a Puerto Rican musician best known for composing and performing salsa and bolero music. His lengthy career produced several hits in his genre, and he produced two-dozen albums from 1971 to 2012. In 2008, he won a Latin Grammy Award for excellence in music.
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a Nobel Prize-winning author. He wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera.
  • Otto Petersen
    Otto Petersen was a ventriloquist known for his act Otto & George (George Dudley being his dummy). He began performing in the 70s in New York. He eventually made appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Howard Stern Show, Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular & Bullshit!, and Showtime’s Full Frontal Comedy. Petersen [...]
  • Sue Townsend
    Sue Townsend was an English writer who is best known for creating the character Adrian Mole, a teenager whose story she told through a series of pieces written in the form of a diary. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole was later turned into a television series. Townsend was also a successful novelist, playwright, and [...]
  • Peaches Geldof
    Peaches Geldof was a journalist, television personality and model. She was the daughter of Bob Geldof.
  • Mickey Rooney
    Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr.) was an American actor and funnyman, with a career that spanned an incredible nine decades. Rooney’s time in the spotlight began in the early 1920s, and Rooney was one of the last remaining actors with ties to the silent film era. Apart from being one of the most prolific [...]
  • John Pinette
    John Pinette was a stand-up comedian and actor. He appeared in two Revenge of the Nerds films, as well as the Seinfeld series finale and various other movies.
  • Dane Witherspoon
    Dane Witherspoon was an actor known for his role on daytime soap opera Santa Barbara. He also appeared on Capitol. He was briefly married to Robin Wright in the 80s.