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Obituaries from April 2001

Ronald Allen Reagan - Paragould (04/12/01)
Ronald Allen Reagan, 56, of Paragould died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Pocahontas from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was the owner/operator of The Bar-B-Q Barn in Paragould. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Louise Reagan of Paragould; two sons, Dennis Green of Lewisville, Texas, and Kevin Reagan of Little Rock; his father, Floyd Reeves of Leachville; a sister and brother-in-law, JoAnn and Denny Haddock of Arbyrd; his mother-in-law, Betty Sue Garrison of Monette; a grandson, Chase Allen Green of Lewisville, Texas; a sister-in-law, Lillian Janet Garrison of Monette; a niece and nephew, Alicia Haddock and Daniel Haddock, both of Arbyrd.. ...
Pearl May DeFries - Lake City (04/18/01)
Pearl May DeFries, 79, of Lake City, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of Lake City First Baptist Church and had lived in Lake City most of her life. She is survived by four sons, Mack DeFries of Lake City, Danny Layne DeFries of Mt. ...
Jean Bridger Kappelman - Jonesboro (04/18/01)
Jean Bridger Kappelman, 84, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born at Deerwood, Minn., she was a lifetime resident of the Jonesboro area. She was a homemaker and member of the Nettleton Church of Christ...
Ivan R. Stone - Jonesboro (04/18/01)
Ivan R. Stone, 66, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, April 11, 2001. A native of Leachville, he had lived in Jonesboro 45 years and was formerly of New Orleans. He was an Arkansas State University graduate and was a guidance counselor at Nettleton High School for 36 years before retirement. He was a member of the Men's Bible Class at First United Methodist Church and the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association...
Burnice Harding "Bud" Pate - Leachville (04/25/01)
Burnice Harding "Bud" Pate, 80, of Leachville died Monday, April 16, 2001, at the Bernard Care Center in St. Louis, Mo. Born at Wooster, Ark., he had been a Leachville resident since 1930 and was a retired carpenter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Leachville Second Baptist Church...
Jessie Mae Harden - Kennett (04/25/01)
Jessie Mae Harden, 75, of Kennett died Monday, April 16, 2001, at University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Senath and was a retired cosmetologist. Survivors include two daughters, Martha June Webster of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Sally Raines Dickens of Jonesboro; a brother, Bill Holifield of Senath; two sisters, Jearline Davis of Paragould and JoVera McKelvey of Branson, Mo.; and four grandchildren...
Julianne Bollinger - Blytheville (04/25/01)
Julianne Bollinger, 39, of Blytheville, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at her home. Born at Blytheville, she had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was a licensed practical nurse and was a member of the Rowe's Chapel Baptist Church near Caraway...
Johnnie Faye Reese - Trumann (04/25/01)
Johnnie Faye Reese, 71, of Trumann, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Belmont, Miss., she was a lifetime resident of Trumann and was a retired employee of Wilshire Corporation. She was a member of First Christian Church of Trumann and of the Christian Women's Fellowship...
Jerry David Householder - Mountainburg (04/25/01)
Jerry David Householder, 59, of Mountainburg, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at his residence. He was a retired truck driver and an Army veteran having served in Vietnam. Survivors include three sons, Eddie Wayne Householder of Trumann, Billy Joe Householder of Jonesboro and Bobby Joe Householder of Mountainburg; his father, Doyle Householder of Marmaduke; four sisters, Wanda Blankenship of Sardis, Tenn., Jenola Wells of Groveland, Fla., Vickie Woods of Jonesboro and Ann Burnside of Becker, Miss.; three brothers, Kenneth Householder of Lake City, Gale Householder of Mountainburg and Jo Householder of Rudy, and six grandchildren.. ...
Georgia Lee Grable Harper - Manila (04/25/01)
Georgia Lee Grable Harper, 74, of Manila, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was the daughter of the late "Kidd" and Clara Crews Wright and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. She was the widow of Russell Grable and Charles Harper. She was a retired businesswoman having owned and operated Circle Inn of Manila...
Lonnie Lee Jones - West Memphis (04/18/01)
Lonnie Lee Jones, 40, of West Memphis, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at his home. Born at Kennett, he had been a resident of West Memphis for the past 14 years. He was a graduate of Southland High School and received his R.N. nursing degree from Mississippi County Community College in Blytheville. He was a member of the Silverdale Baptist Church...
Cora Belle Cook Smith - Jonesboro (04/18/01)
Cora Belle Cook Smith, 83, of Jonesboro, died at St. Bernard's Village in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker. Born Aug. 30, 1917, in Pine Bluff, she was one of seven children in the family of Frank Joseph and Cora Dickie Cook. She graduated from Pine Bluff High School and attended Monticello A&M College...
Homer Pierce Tatum - Little Rock (04/12/01)
Homer Pierce Tatum, 83, longtime resident of Little Rock, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born Sept. 26, 1917, in Humboldt, Tenn., he was the son of Finis E. and Annie Earl (Pierce) Tatum. He lived in Manila many years, where he finished high school. He managed Manila Lumber Co. for many years, was retired from Celotex Corporation and was an avid golfer. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II...
Wilma Jean Springer - Manila (04/12/01)
Wilma Jean Springer, 79, of Manila died Monday, April 2, 2001, at the Manila Nursing Center. The daughter of the late Ernest and Ollie Skinner Springer, she was a lifelong resident of the Manila area and was retired from Brown Shoe Company. She attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Manila...
Oma Dolly (Sands) McFall - Rockford, Ill. (04/12/01)
Oma Dolly (Sands) McFall, 74, of Rockford, Ill., died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. She was a homemaker, of the Church of Christ belief, and had lived in Rockford for 12 years. She was formerly of Caraway. She is survived by a son, Roland Sands of Rockford; two daughters, Brenda Giles of Paragould and Diann Murphy of St. Louis; a sister, Violet Haynes of Rockford; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren...
Clifton Robert "Chick" Crafton - Paragould (04/12/01)
Clifton Robert "Chick" Crafton, 57, of Paragould, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, in Martinsburg, W. Vir., in a truck accident. Born in Greene County, he was a truck driver and member of Griffin Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Blanche Crafton of the home; a daughter, Robin Dias of Nesbit, Miss.; a stepson, Jeff Brasher of Oak Grove; two stepdaughters, Dana Smithmier of Arbyrd and Heather Mullins of Paragould; two brothers, Wayland Crafton and Wayne Crafton, both of Paragould; two sisters, Louetta Crafton of Paragould and Carol Eaton of Vicksburg, Miss., and five grandchildren.. ...
Wendell Hurley - Manila (04/12/01)
Wendell Hurley, 57, of Manila died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born March 23, 1944, at Manila, he was the son of the late Charles and Effira Carpenter Hurley. He was a lifelong Manila area resident, a retired cotton ginner and was of the Baptist faith...
Joe Mack Hester - Blytheville (04/12/01)
Joe Mack Hester, 72, of Blytheville, died Saturday, March 31, 2001. A lifetime Blytheville resident, he was a member of the First Baptist Church and the church's Fellowship Sunday School Class. He served for 12 years on the Blytheville City Council and operated the Fairview Golf Course for many years. ...
Virgie Lucille Johnson - Cardwell (04/12/01)
Virgie Lucille Johnson, 83, of Cardwell, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born at Brookland, she was the daughter of the late Pete and Sally Winn and had been a lifelong Cardwell area resident. She is survived by two sons, Virgil Alvin Johnson of Cardwell and Estel Lee Johnson of Paragould; a brother, Virgie Britton Winn of Cardwell; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...
Clarence Leroy Lowery Sr. - Jonesboro (04/12/01)
Clarence Leroy Lowery Sr., 59, of 6016 Arkansas 163 South, Jonesboro, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at his residence. Born in Trumann, he owned and operated Southside Nursery in Jonesboro and was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Faye Welch Lowery of the home; a daughter, Cristal Darnell Hanners of Monette; three sons, Clarence Leroy "Topper" Lowery Jr. ...
Thelma Newsom - Harrison (04/12/01)
Thelma E. Newsom, 88, of Harrison, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Hillcrest Home in Harrison. Born at Independence County, she had lived at Harrison for seven years formerly of Leachville and Jonesboro. She was Baptist and a homemaker. She is survived by three daughters, Donna Sue Butler of Harrison, Jean Rutherford of Jonesboro and Lisa Henry of Aubry, Texas; three sisters, Vena Dawson of Searcy, Louella Cornish of Michigan and Beatrice Neely of Leachville; a brother, Howerton Milligan of Louisiana; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.. ...
J.W. (Bud) Wortham - Manila (04/12/01)
J.W. Edward (Bud) Wortham, 83, of Manila died Sunday, April 8, 2001. He was born July 7, 1917, to Jennie and William Wortham. He was a retired carpenter and volunteer fireman. He was an avid golfer and a huge baseball fan. He was a member of the Manila First Baptist Church...
Willie Thomas Elinburg - Caraway (04/25/01)
Willie Thomas Elinburg, 78, of Caraway, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Caraway Nursing Center. Born in Sebastopol, Miss., he was a retired blacksmith and welder. He was of the Pentecostal faith and a World War II Army veteran. He is survived by a daughter, Wilma Kirk, of Etowah; six sons, Willie Elinburg of Belk, Ala., Sam Elinburg of Watson, Ark., Rickey Elinburg of Osceola, John Elinburg of Caraway, Tommy Elinburg of Manila, and Mike Elinburg of Etowah; an adopted son, David Sheppard of Lepanto; two sisters, Aline Jolly of Philadelphia, Miss., and Alice Williamson of Belzonia, Miss.; four brothers, Marvin Elinburg of Philadelphia, Miss., Ray Wilkinson of Quitman, Miss., Malon Wilkinson and Bervan Wilkinson, both of Douglas, Ga.; a host of grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.. ...