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Obituaries from May 2001

Imolene Elizabeth Darr - Jonesboro (05/02/01)
Imolene Elizabeth Darr, 79 of Jonesboro, formerly of Monette, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was the widow of Verlon Darr and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Monette. The daughter of the late Harry and Jenny Bogle, she had lived most of her life on Buffalo Island until moving to Jonesboro two years ago...
Christeen Morgan - Black Oak (05/16/01)
Christeen Barrett Morgan, 73, of Black Oak, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born at Bunny and lived at Black Oak and Bunny a lifetime. She was a homemaker and member of the Rivervale Baptist Church...
Bryan Hall - St. Louis County, Mo. (05/16/01)
Bryan Gene Hall died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis County, Mo. He was an English teacher in the Fox School District and retired from Mehlville School District as Director of Library Services, both of St. Louis County...
Claud Cagle - Leachville (05/16/01)
Claud Cagle, 67, of Leachville, died Monday, May 7, 2001, at his home. Born at the Boynton Community near Leachville, he was the son of the late Claud Earl and Nancy Layton Cagle and was a lifelong Leachville area resident. He had farmed for many years and was also retired from Adams Land Company. ...
Clarence McGuire - Leachivlle (05/23/01)
Clarence McGuire, 82, of Leachville, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Evening Shade, he was the son of the late James Walter and Allie Lynn McGuire. He was a retired farmer and had lived in Leachville and Manila most of his life...
Monteen Elizabeth Finley - Leachville (05/23/01)
Monteen Elizabeth Finley, 81, of Leachville, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at her home. Born at Batesville, she had lived in Leachville for most of her life. She was a 1937 graduate of Leachville High School and a member of the First United Methodist Church where she taught the Ruth Bible Class for many years...
Oma D. Copeland - Monette (05/23/01)
Oma D. Copeland, 83, of Monette, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at Monette Manor. She was retired from the Department of Human Services, member of the Monette Church of Christ, and had lived in the Monette area throughout her lifetime. She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Taylor and Linda Morris of Monette; two sons, Ricky Copeland of Monette and Joe Copeland of Dallas, Texas; three sisters, Laverne Simpson of Michigan City, Ind., Christine Williams of Timbo, Ark., and Juanita Davidson of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren, Connie, Lorrie, Brian, Cindy, Karen, Josh and Travis; five great-grandchildren, T.J., Lauren, Blake, Heather and Taylor.. ...
Hershel Floyd Dewitt - Monette (05/23/01)
Hershel Floyd Dewitt, 90, of Monette, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. Born at Calico Rock, he was the son of the late Lee and Nettie Dewitt and had been a Monette area resident for 40 years. He was a retired farmer and former member of the Nazarene Church...
Jessie Pherail Jones - Shirley, Ark. (05/23/01)
Jessie Pherail Jones, 68, of Shirley, Ark., died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Shirley, she was the daughter of the late Walter James and Bessie Dunigan Watts. She was a homemaker and a lifelong Shirley area resident...
Arma Ruth Weathers - Etowah (05/23/01)
Arma Ruth Weathers, 71, of Etowah died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Baptist Hospital in Osceola. Born at Benton City, Wash., she was a retired factory worker and a member of the Etowah Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Merle Weathers of Etowah; a daughter, Teressa Tippy of Etowah; two sons, Malcom Weathers and Greg Weathers, both of Etowah; two sisters, Carol Davis and Vita Carver, both of Benton City; and five grandchildren...
Jay A. Ellingson - Monette (05/23/01)
Jay A. Ellingson, 76, of Monette, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Williston, N.D., he lived in Osceola before moving to Monette in 1984. He was a retired machinist and was the presiding overseer of the Monette congregation of the Jehovah's Witnesses. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was held as a prisoner of war in Germany...
Wallace Brooks - Leachville (05/23/01)
Wallace Brooks, 54, of Leachville, formerly of Joensboro, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at his residence. Brooks was a salesman. He is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Carmichael of Jonesboro. A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Monette Cemetery with Rev. Phillip McClure officiating. Langford's Funeral Service of Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements...
Ronnie Jones - Drasco, Ark. (05/23/01)
Ronnie Dean Jones, 59, of Drasco, formerly of Leachville, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at his home. Born in Leachville, he was the son of Violet Brooks Jones of Leachville and the late James C. Jones, and had been a Drasco resident for the past five years. He was a graduate of Leachville High School and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Sylvia McConnell - Paragould (05/30/01)
Sylvia Raye McConnell, 75, of Paragould, died Wednesday, May 22, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Tuckerman, she was the daughter of the late Will and Leona Staggs and was a lifelong resident of Greene County. She was a retired nurses aide and was a member of the Baptist Church...
Bobby Lee Carroll - Caraway (05/30/01)
Bobby Lee Carroll, 67, of Caraway, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at the Veteran's Hospital in Memphis. He was a retried salesman, a Baptist, and had lived in the Caraway area most of his life. He is survived by three brothers, Herbert Carroll of Caraway, Paul Carroll of Black Oak, and Ray Carroll of Madisonville, Ky.; a sister, Margaret Peek of Garfield; several nieces and nephews...
Kelly Don Flippo - LaPorte, Texas (05/30/01)
Kelly Don Flippo, 42, of LaPorte, Texas, formerly of Manila, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at his home. Born at Paragould, he was the son of the late Harold Roy Flippo and had lived in LaPorte for the past 14 years. He was a graduate of Manila High School and was noted as an outstanding baseball player during his high school career. Mr. Flippo was a shipping clerk for FINA Petroleum in LaPorte and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Lela Ester (Cox) Kendrick - Heber Springs (05/30/01)
Lela Ester (Cox) Kendrick, 97, of Heber Springs, died May 14, 2001. She was born in Gurdon, Sept. 27, 1903. She formerly resided in North Little Rock. She was a member of Crosspoint Baptist Church. Her many interests were making dolls and quilts and collecting antiques. The June 28, 2000, issue of Heber Springs' Sun-Times newspaper featured an article, "A Quilt for The President," in which Mrs. Kendrick presented a specially-made quilt to President Clinton...
M. H. Warren - Leachville (05/16/01)
M.H. Warren, 84, of Leachville died Friday, May 11, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired farmer of the Baptist Faith and had lived in Leachville since 1949. He was formerly of Caraway. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II...
Nora Eskes - Ariton, Ala. (05/16/01)
Nora B. Wilson Eskes, 87, of Ariton, Ala., died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at her daughter's residence in Ozark, Ala. She was born at Monette and lived at Ariton for three years formerly of Holland, Mich., and Monette. She was a homemaker and member of the Monette Assembly of God...
Clarence Edward "Jack" Southern - Manila (05/02/01)
Rev. Clarence Edward "Jack" Southern, 74, of the Buckeye Community near Manila, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Sunny Holmes, Ala., he was the son of the late Alfred and Frances Bean Southern and had been a Manila area resident since 1934. ...
Myrtle Elizabeth Adams - Leachville (05/02/01)
Myrtle Elizabeth Adams, 81, of Leachville, died Friday, April 27, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of the Cockrum Church of Christ and had lived in the Leachville area most of her life. Survivors include five sisters, Sarah O'Reair and Iris Tillinghast, both of LaPorte, Ind., Martha Hindsley of Kingsburry, Ind., Bobbie Cole of Chesterton, Ind., and June Collings of Elyria, Ohio; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Martha Elisabeth Cossey - Manila (05/02/01)
Martha Elisabeth Cossey, 98, of Manila, widow of Arch M. Cossey, died early Friday, April 27, 2001, at her home. Born at Batesville, she was the daughter of the late William and Susan Gilmore and had been a Manila resident since 1963. She was a member of the Manila Church of Christ...
James Shepherd - Osceola (05/02/01)
James Shepherd, 69, of Osceola, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at Osceola Healthcare in Osceola. He was a farm worker and member of Holy Trinity Church of God in Osceola. He was born April 2, 1932, in Trumann. He is survived by his wife, Kathrin Shepherd of Osceola; a daughter, Rebecca Broughman of Osceola; two sons, James Shepherd and Robert Shepherd, both of Osceola; a stepson, Virgil Thompson of Manila; four sisters, Kathrin Shepherd and Linda Shepherd, both of Three Rivers, Mich., Annette Shepherd of Mendon, Mich., and Brenda Shepherd of Texas; nine brothers, Ernest Shepherd of Osceola, Wayne Shepherd, Verley Shepherd and Vernon Shepherd, all of Three Rivers, Mich., Earley Shepherd, Jean Shepherd, and Flint Shepherd, all of Mendon, Mich., Perry Shepherd of White Pigeon, Mich., and Larry Shepherd of Chicago, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.. ...
William Troy Hinson - Jonesboro (05/02/01)
William Troy Hinson, 85, of Jonesboro, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired farmer, member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, and had lived in Jonesboro for the past nine years formerly of Monette and the Delfore Community. He was born in Jackson County...
Elsie Lyle Britt - Manila (05/02/01)
Elsie Lyle Britt, 86, of Manila, died April 19, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born June 16, 1914, at Gilkerson, Ark. She was a housewife and of the Pentecostal faith. She is survived by a daughter, Patsy G. Elinburg of Osceola; a son, Clifford Earl Britt of Poplarville, Miss., a sister, Pearl Tucker of Harrisburg; and two brothers, Earl Pate of Lepanto and T.J. Pate of Manila; 30 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren...
Wilfred Henry Hetler, Sr. - Zion, Ill. (05/09/01)
Wilfred Henry Hetler, 70, of Zion, Ill., formerly of Leachville, died Friday morning, April 27, 2001, at his home. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a Mason. He is survived by his wife, Dorothea Hetler; four daughters, Renora Castleberry (Donnie), Brenda Ergish (Tim), Teresa Rivera (Angel), Lynette Davellis (Mike); a son, Wilfred H. Hetler, Jr.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Thomas Thornell - Black Oak (05/09/01)
Thomas Thornell, 73, of Black Oak, died Monday, April 30, 2001, in Jonesboro. He retried from Nooter Boiler Company in St. Louis after 37 years and was a member of the boilermakers union. A member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he lived in Black Oak for 12 years...
Amy H. Polston - Lake City (05/09/01)
Amy H. Polston, 92, of Lake City, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at the Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Lawrence County, she was a homemaker and member of the Assembly of God in Lake City. She also was a member of the Christian Women's Association and was a Youth Sunday School teacher...
Claude Cagle - Leachville (05/09/01)
Claude Cagle of Leachville, a retired truck driver, died Monday, May 7, 2001, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Howard Funeral Service of Leachville.
Opal Jordan - Senath (05/09/01)
Opal Jordan, 90, of Senath, died Friday, April 27, 2001, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Survivors include a son, Cleadus Jordan of Memphis; four daughters, Beulah Stewart of Caruthersville, Virginia Lofton and Gladys Faulkner, both of Mountain View, Mo., and Janice Greer of Paragould; a brother, Manuel Cook of Lonoke; a sister, Carolyn Credio of Lonoke; 20 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren...
Charlcie Deoma Anthony - Leachville (05/09/01)
Charlcie Deoma Anthony, 82, of Leachville, the widow of Roscoe Anthony, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Lepanto, she was the daughter of the late Ted and Elsie Smith and had been a Leachville resident since 1943. She was a member of Leachville Second Baptist Church and was retired from brown Shoe Company...
Jessie G. Steinkamp - Caraway (05/09/01)
Jessie G. Steinkamp, 86, of Caraway, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of the Caraway Church of Christ and had lived in the Caraway area most of her life. She is survived by three daughters, Grace Waugh of Caraway, Billie Steinkamp of Blytheville and Ambera Howington of Bryant; a sister, Glendean Daggett of Osceola; three grandchildren, Jessica, John and Jordan Howington, several nieces and nephews...
Wilbur Dean Sandefur - Black Oak (05/09/01)
Wilbur Dean Sandefur, 61, of Black Oak, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. He was a retired mechanic and a member of Mangrum Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Dean Sandefur and Jerry Sandefur, both of Hoopeston, Ill.; a daughter, Chandra Davis of Jonesboro; two brothers, Don Sandefur of Caraway and Albert Sandefur of Manila; three sisters, Jeanette Barrett and Shirley Wright, both of Caraway, and Arzella Carlock of Osceola; and nine grandchildren.. ...
Victoria Williams Ashabranner - Manila (05/09/01)
Victoria Williams Ashabranner, 92, of Manila, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Lafayette and Dora Brinkley Williams. She was the widow of the late Joe Ashabranner and had been a longtime Michigan resident before returning to Manila after the death of her husband. She was a former school teacher, a beauty operator and a member of the Community Methodist church near Manila...
Jerry Lee Bynum - Cardwell (05/16/01)
Jerry Lee Bynum, 56, of Cardwell, formerly of the Rector area, died Monday, May 7, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Hoxie, he was a truck driver and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Diana Rose Childress Bynum of the home; a son, Tony Bynum of Atlanta, Texas; a daughter, Penny Longo of Bloomburg, Texas; a brother, Robert Bynum of Marmaduke; two sisters, Marie Rose and Linda Hill, both of Rector; and four grandchildren...
Ronnie Dean Jones - Drasco (05/30/01)
Ronnie Dean Jones, 59, of Drasco, formerly of Leachville, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at his home. Born in Leachville, he was the son of the late James C. Jones and had been a Drasco resident for the past five years. He was a graduate of Leachville High School and was a member of the Church of Christ. ...