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Obituaries from August 2001

Raymond Craine - Jacksonville (08/01/01)
Raymond T. Craine, 76, of Jacksonville, formerly of the Lost Cane Community near Manila, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at his residence in Jacksonville. Born at the Half Moon Community, he was the son of the late George and Lillie Craine. He was a retired farmer and machinist with Textron Company of Blytheville. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving as Seaman First Class on the USS Abbott from 1943 until 1945. He was a member of the Little River Missionary Baptist Church...
Willard D. Busby - Caraway (08/22/01)
Willard D. Busby, 78, of Caraway died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was a retired farmer, a protestant, and had lived in the Caraway area a lifetime. He is survived by a son, Don Busby of Cherokee Village; a daughter, Lois Thomas, of Caraway; a brother, Coy Busby, of Bakersfield, Mo.; a sister Nethia Vinson, of Caraway; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren...
Violet Arrington Blankenship - Monette (08/22/01)
Violet Arrington Blankenship, 87, of Monette, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at Monette Manor. She was retired from Monette Buffalo Island School System where she worked in the school store for 34 years. She was a member of the Monette First Baptist Church and had lived in Monette and Jonesboro a lifetime...
Ruby Beatrice Smith Griffin - Jonesboro (08/22/01)
Ruby Beatrice Smith Griffin, 72, of Jonesboro died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at her residence. Born at Bayou Meto, she had lived in the Jonesboro area most of her life and was a homemaker. She attended the Liberty Community Church. She is survived by three sons, Johnny Griffin and Tim Griffin, both of Jonesboro; and Jack Griffin of Bay; three daughters, June Wheeler of Bono, Helen Cambron of Lake City and Shirley Griese of Jonesboro; a brother, Ernest Brewer of Earle; two sisters, Phyliss James of DeWitt and Ida Bell Dorris of Texas; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.. ...
Imogene McDaniel - Lake City (08/22/01)
Imogene McDaniel, 68, of Lake City, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was retired from Basler Electric and was a member of Refuge General Baptist Church. She lived in Caraway before moving to Lake City nine years ago...
Herbert E. Redding - Bono (08/22/01)
Funeral services for Herbert Eugene Redding, 76, of Bono, who died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, were 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at North Main Baptist Church in Jonesboro with Tommy Stacy officiating. Burial was in Trinity Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home...
Lucille Byrd - Helena (08/22/01)
Lucille Byrd, 91, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at Crestpark Retirement Inn in Helena. She was born in Republican, Ark., on Feb. 8, 1910. From Republican, she moved to Leachville where she spent 25 years before moving to Elaine and finally retiring at Moon Lake, Miss...
Hugh Leland Driskill - Black Oak (08/29/01)
Hugh Leland Driskill, 76, of Black Oak, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at his home. Born at Batesville, he was the son of the late William Dixie and Elizabeth Driskill. He had been a former longtime Monette resident and had lived in Black Oak for the past five years. He was a Navy veteran and a retired machinist. He was also a member of the Monette Assembly of God...
Mary Sue Murphy Payne - Bono (08/29/01)
Mary Sue Murphy Payne, 72, of Bono, died July 22, 2001. She was born March 28, 1929, at Lake City. Survivors include five sons, Donald Murphy of St. Louis, Kenneth Murphy of Bono, Larry Murphy of St. Louis, Mike Murphy of St. Louis, and Dennis Murphy of Lake City, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren...
Doiless Elden Hutchison - Monette (08/29/01)
Doiless Elden Hutchison, 66, of Monette, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was of the Assembly of God belief. Born in Hickoria, he had lived in Monette 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Linda Hutchison of the home; a daughter, Cindy Barnes of Monette; two sons, Darrel Hutchison and Shannon Hutchison, both of the home; two brothers, Don and Bill Hutchison of Rockford, Ill.; and two grandchildren...
Sgt. Terry Neal Rogers - Leachville (08/29/01)
Sgt. Terry Neal Rogers, 30, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at his residence. He was a truck driver, protestant, Army veteran of Desert Storm, and a member of HHC. Company of the 875th Eng BN. Of Arkansas National Guard. He had lived in the Leachville and Monette area most of his life...
Homer A. Hickman - Black Oak (08/29/01)
Homer A. Hickman, 79, of Black Oak died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at the Monette Manor. He was an installer of water wells and was retired from the trucking business. He was a member of the First Baptist Church at Black Oak. Survivors include his wife, Juanita "Short" Hickman of the home; a son, Tony Hickman of Jonesboro; a daughter, Ginger Adams of Jonesboro; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren...
Mae Mangrum - Caraway (08/29/01)
Mae Mangrum, 92, of Caraway, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at Caraway Nursing Center. The funeral, under the direction of Langford's Funeral Service of Jonesboro, was private. Memorials may be made to the Caraway United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 127, Caraway, 72419...
Elzie Galloway - Madison Lake, Minn. (08/29/01)
Elzie Galloway, 67, of Madison Lake, Minn., formerly of Benton, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 24, 2001. A memorial service and burial will be held at a later date in Arkansas. Mankato Mortuary is handling local arrangements. Galloway was born Sept. 28, 1933 in Leachville to Henry and S. ...
Captola N. McMillin - Lake City (08/29/01)
Captola N. McMillin, 66, of Lake City died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at her home. Born in Clay County, she lived in Rector before moving to Lake City in 1969. She worked in the Craighead County Sheriff Department's Eastern District office in Lake City for several years and attended the Nettleton Baptist Church...
Willard Ray Brewington - Pleasant Grove (08/15/01)
Willard Ray Brewington, 62, of Pleasant Grove died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at Batesville. He was a self-employed heating and air conditioning installer, a Mason and member of the First United Methodist Church in Tyronza. Survivors include his wife, Christine Brewington of Pleasant Grove; four sons, Daniel Brewington and Tony Brewington, both of Tyronza, Anthony Brewington of Manila and Ray Brewington, Jr. ...
Gina McGrew - Manila (08/15/01)
A memorial service for Gina McGrew, 44, of Manila will be at 7 p.m. today (Tuesday) in the Betheny Baptist Church in Manila with Rev. Rich Elligson officiating. Born Aug. 8, 1956, at Benton Harbor, Mich., she died at her home in Manila on July 30, 2001...
G. Wayne Tucker - Mesa, Arizona (08/01/01)
G. Wayne Tucker, born on Oct. 5, 1922, to Arthur Carlton and Pearle Mary Martin Tucker at Judsonia, died June 15, 2001, at his home in Mesa, Ariz. Soon after he was born, the Tuckers moved to Black Water community south of Manila. Tucker graduated from Black Water High School in 1940. ...
Jo Ann Bowman - West Ridge (08/01/01)
Jo Ann Bowman, 38, of West Ridge, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at her home. Born at Dyess, she was a housewife and of the Pentecostal faith. She is survived by her parents, Bobby and Helen Rowland of Dyess; her husband, Winston D. Bowman, Jr. of West Ridge; two daughters, Amanda Barnes of Little Rock and Dena Barnes of Manila; two sons, Kenneth Barnes and Ricky Barnes, Jr., both of Cornith, Miss.; eight sisters, Jean May, Laura Long, Bobbie Sue Rowland, Patsy Graham, Jean Ann Barnes, Virginia Rowland, April Wilbanks and Peggy Fine, all of Dyess; four brothers, Howard Rowland, Kenneth Rowland, Don Rowland and Bobby Don Rowland, all of Dyess, and three grandchildren.. ...
Donna Sue Bennett - Leachville (08/01/01)
Donna Sue Bennett, 63, of Leachville, formerly of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Birchett Keith and was a longtime Jonesboro resident before moving back to Leachville in 1998. ...
Dr. Doyle J. Brewer - Blytheville (08/08/01)
Dr. Doyle J. Brewer, 81, of Blytheville, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Born in the Fifty-six Community, the son of Ambrose and Anis Mealer Brewer, he was a longtime Blytheville resident and a member of the First Baptist Church. He was an ordained deacon at Trinity Baptist Church, an active Gideon and served on the Mississippi County Mission Board. Dr. Brewer was the owner of Brewer Chiropractic Clinic. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Corps...
Shirley Joan "Gina" McGrew - Manila (08/08/01)
Shirley Joan "Gina" McGrew, 44, of Manila, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at her residence. Born at Benton Harbor, Mich., she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, David McGrew; two sons, Dennis Chitester of Kennett and Jamie Chitester of Florissant, Mo.; her father, Richard Foley of Palm Harbor, Fla.; a brother, Andy Cordell of Kennett; and a sister, Terry Winkle of Kennett...
Jack L. Teague - Tuxedo, N.C. (08/08/01)
Jack L. Teague, 76, of Tuxedo, N.C., died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at Pardee Hospital following a period of declining health. He was a native of Manila and had lived in Henderson County for the past 20 years. He was the son of the late John and Eva Teague...
Donald Davis - Cahokia, Ill. (08/08/01)
Donald W. Davis, 66, of Cahokia, Ill., born July 17, 1935, in Manila, died Friday, July 20, 2001, at Touchette Regional Hospital, Centreville, Ill. He was retired from General Motors of St. Louis and a U.S. Army Veteran. He is survived by three children, Donna (Danie) Humphrey of Greenwood, Ark., Laura Joan (Steve) Allen of Cahokia, Ill., and Tony Lynn (Melanie) Davis of O'Fallon, Ill.; a brother, Bob Davis of Monticello, Calif.; three sisters, Edna Hall of Leachville, Nettie Hooper of Memphis, Tenn., and Willie Burger of Metamora, Mich; a sister-in-law, Linda Davis of Cahokia, Ill.; and 11 grandchildren, Nathan, Nicholas, Stephanie, Rachel, Brooke, Michael (Bubba), Samantha, Donna, Justine, Mackenzie and Mercedez.. ...
Thomas A. Cooper - Lake City (08/08/01)
Thomas A. Cooper, 80, of Lake City died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, in Jonesboro. A retired school teacher and an Army Veteran of World War II, he lived in Hawthorne, Nev., before moving to Hardy and then Lake City in 1983. Survivors include a son, Mickey Cooper of Memphis; Tenn.; a daughter, Lois Griffith of Lake City; a sister, Joy Compton of Paragould; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
Wayne Wallace - Manila (08/08/01)
Virgil Wayne Wallace, 73, of Manila, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Scott and Gerald Mae Wallace and was a life long resident of Manila. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was an Air Force veteran. ...
Margie Ann Stone - Manila (08/08/01)
Margie Ann Stone, 53, of Manila, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at her home. Born at Salem, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Birdie Louise Lody and had been a Manila resident since 1950. She was a retired press operator and was a member of the Brown's Chapel Baptist Church at Manila...
C.C. Loveless - Dundee, Miss. (08/08/01)
C.C. Loveless, 82, of Dundee, Miss., died Aug. 2, 2001, at Helena Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 14, 1918, the son of the late Kirk Samuel and Pearlie Mae Benefield Loveless in Haleyville, Ala. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Helena and a retired farmer...
Herbert Eugene Redding - Bono (08/15/01)
Herbert Eugene Redding, 76, of Bono died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Redding lived in Bono his entire life. He was a retired farmer and a member of North Main Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Redding of the home; two daughters, Debbie Redding of the home and Pat Rodriquez of Sunrise, Fla.; a stepson, Edward Becker of Bono; a sister, Rose Downing of Manila; four brothers, Henry Redding of Henryville, Tenn., Lloyd Redding of Searcy and Phillip Redding and Tuffy Redding, both of St. ...
Jane Naomi Lancaster - Horseshoe Bend (08/15/01)
Jane Naomi Lancaster, 60, of Horseshoe Bend, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born at Jonesboro, she was a home health nurse for the Arkansas Department of Health for 15 years, a member of the Arkansas Employees Association and a member of the Highland Drive Christian Church in Jonesboro...
Mary Ruth Ashley - Blytheville (08/15/01)
Mary Ruth Ashley, 54, of Blytheville, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Born at Osceola, she was a cashier and cook at a convenience store and a member of the Luxora First Baptist Church. Survivors include four daughters, Lisa Gaines of Gurley, Ala., Tracey Ashley of Tampa, Fla., Tina Ashley of Blytheville, and Leslie Leija of Dell; five sons, Donald Ashley, Jr. ...
Zelfa Mae Jones - Holcomb, Miss. (08/29/01)
Zelfa Mae Jones, 79, of Holcomb, Miss., formerly of Manila, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at her home. Born at Steele, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Annie Garrison Sammons. She was a longtime Manila resident before making her home in Holcomb. She was a retired butcher for Jolliff's Grocery in Manila. She was the widow of Raymond Jones...