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R.E. "Bud" Cannon (04/21/15)
R.E. "Bud" Cannon, 91, of Jonesboro, formerly of Monette, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015. He was born Oct. 2, 1923, in Senath, Mo., to the late Ben and Mary Essie Tierce Cannon. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of the Monette American Legion Post 136. ...
Walter J. Briley (04/21/15)
Walter J. Briley, 78, of Manila, passed away April 16, 2015, at his home. Born Sept. 28, 1936, in Manila, he was the son of the late Talmadge Eugene and Pauline Emily Wortham Briley and had been a longtime area resident. He was a United States Army veteran, owned Briley's Body Shop in Manila and enjoyed woodworking and making duck calls...
Ada Nadine Winstead (04/20/15)
Ada Nadine Winstead, age 65, of Caraway, died Saturday April 18, 2015, at her home. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Ellis and Sybil Douglas Winstead and had been a lifelong area resident. She attended Milligan Ridge Baptist Church and had been a Caraway resident for the past 20 years...
Howard Reeves (04/13/15)
Howard Reeves, 93 of Monette, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 13, 1922, in Monette to Clarence M. and Hettie Birmingham Reeves. He and his wife Suda owned and operated Reeves' Grocery Store for 29 years in Monette. ...
Woodrow Henry (04/13/15)
Woodrow Henry, 85, of Manila died Saturday April 11, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A lifelong Manila resident, Woodrow was the son of the late Charley and Goldia Fleeman Henry and was a 1949 graduate of Manila High School. ...
Jessie Raymond Hill (04/10/15)
Jessie Raymond Hill, 69, of Manila, died Thursday, April 9, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila he was the son of the late James Byron Lee and Lois Lorene Murphy Hill and had been a lifelong area resident. He was a retired bus mechanic for the Manila School District for 20 years...
Doris L. Robertson (04/10/15)
Doris L. Robertson, 88, of Manila, widow of Thomas Robertson, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born Aug. 18, 1926, in Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Thelma Houston Holder, and was also raised by her stepfather, Virgil Cunningham. ...
Kevin Lloyd Cagle (04/07/15)
Kevin Lloyd Cagle, 20, of Leachville, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in San Francisco, Calif. Born in Paragould, he was a lifelong Leachville resident and had attended Buffalo Island Central Schools and Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville. He was formerly employed as a stockman at Walmart in Paragould. Kevin was an avid reader and video game enthusiast...
Bertha Jane Crabtree (04/06/15)
Bertha Jane Crabtree, 81, a lifelong Manila resident, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Mrs. Crabtree was born March 2, 1934, in Thida, Ark., to the late Robert Allen and Laura Jane Nolan Davidson. Mrs. Crabtree was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed riding around, coon hunting, rooster fighting and spending time with family and friends...
Nancy Marie Stallings (03/31/15)
Nancy Marie Stallings, age 87, of Manila, passed from this life Monday March 30, 2015, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Pearly Barnhill Ray and had been an area resident for most of her life. ...
Dr. David Michael Bennett (03/31/15)
Dr. David Michael Bennett, 44, of Joiner, died Friday, March 27, 2015, in Alexandria, La. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Howard Funeral Service of Manila. Guest register: www.howardfuneralservice.com...
Celebrity Obituaries
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    Bob St. Clair was a football player, who played offensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers from 1953 to 1963. He made 5 Pro Bowls, and earned 9 All-Pro selections. He was a 1990 inductee to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the 49ers have retired his number (79). He was nicknamed The Geek […]
  • Percy Sledge
    Percy Sledge was an American singer best known for his hit “When a Man Loves a Woman”. The 1966 song has been named one of the greatest tracks of all time and has been covered by numerous musicians – most notably Michael Bolton in 1991. Sledge released eight full-length albums, the last in 2013.
  • James Best
    James Best was an actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard. He was also on In the Heat of the Night, The Twilight Zone, and in a number of other films and TV shows dating back to 1950.
  • Fredric Brandt
    Fredric Brandt was a dermatologist known for treating celebrities like Madonna. He is said to be the “likely inspriration” for a character portrayed by Martin Short on Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmmy Schmidt. These comparisons reportedly “devastated” him.
  • Robert Burns Jr.
    Robert “Bob” Burns Jr. was an American drummer, known for his work with southern rock bank Lynyrd Skynyrd. Burns was in the original lineup, and played on the band’s first two official albums – (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) and Second Helping.
  • Tom Towles
    Tom Towles was an actor best known for his efforts in the horror genre with roles in Henry: Portrait of Serial Killer, the Night of the Living Dead remake, and Rob Zombie’s House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. He also appeared in Fortress, Mad Dog and Glory, Blood in Blood Out, Miami Vice […]
  • Lee Kuan Yew
    Lee Kuan Yew was a Singaporean politician, who was the first Prime Minister of Singapore. He governed the country for three decades, and was considered a founding father of the modern Singapore. He is also credited with being the only leader known to bring an entire country from third world to first world status in […]
  • Terry Pratchett
    Sir Terry Pratchett was an English writer who specialized in fantasy novels. His massive Discworld series, about a world contained in a flat disc resting atop elephants (and a turtle), contains 40 books. Pratchett’s work was comic and satirical, and he was prolific. His books have sold over 85 million copies worldwide.
  • Windell Middlebrooks
    Windell Middlebrooks was an actor, who appeared on numerous television shows including Body of Proof, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Parks and Recreation, Scrubs, ER, Entourage, Hannah Montana, and others. He was also recognizable from Miller High Life commercials.
  • Sam Simon
    Sam Simon was an American writer, director, and cartoonist best known as a co-creator of the longest-running sitcom in television history, The Simpsons. Simon was integral in getting the show off the ground, and stuck around for four season before leaving the show in 1993. Before that, Simon had worked as a writer and producer […]