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Obituaries from October 2001

P.B. Bolar - Leachville (10/03/01)
P.B. Bolar, 88, of Leachville, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Rose Care Nursing Center. He was retired from Monroe and was a retired farmer. Bolar was a member of Monette Assembly of God Church and lived in the Monette and Leachville area most of his life...
Dustin W. Carey - Blue Springs, Mo. (10/24/01)
Dustin W. Carey of Blue Springs, Mo., died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, from severe head injuries after being thrown from the passenger seat of a 1993 Chevrolet Camaro that rolled over on Missouri Highway 78 near Independence. Accident investigators believe the car was traveling at least 100 miles per hour when the car left the road. Seatbelts were not in use...
Pearl G. Landrum - Leachville (10/24/01)
Pearl Gertie Landrum, 89, of Leachville, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Henderson, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Millie Moulder Copeland and had been a resident of Leachville since 1948. She was the widow of Ordie Chester Landrum and was a member of the Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Paragould...
Mary Ann Thompson - Monette (10/24/01)
Mary Ann Thompson, 89, of Monette died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Formerly of Smithville, she was a homemaker and of the Free Will Baptist faith. Survivors include a son, David Moore of Monette; two daughters, Deanna Mayes of Jonesboro and Lorene Moore of Paragould; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren...
Benjamin B. Shanks - Sidney (10/24/01)
Benjamin B. Shanks, 57, of Sidney, formerly of Blytheville and Manila, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born at Manila, in the Philippine Islands, he was the son of the late Ben and Pauline Shanks. Surviving is a cousin, Garry Jolliff, of Manila...
David Baxley - Perryville (10/24/01)
David Baxley, 66, of Perryville, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, in Little Rock. He was born in Leachville. Survivors include his wife, Ouida Baxley of the home; two daughters, Ruth Ann Blankenship of Tennessee and Sherry Mann of Perryville; a sister, Jessie Layton of Leachville; and six grandchildren...
Betty M. Simmons - Jonesboro (10/24/01)
Betty Moore Simmons, 72, of 2924 Woodsprings Road, Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at her home. Born in Leachville, she had lived in Paragould before moving to Jonesboro where she lived most of her life. She was a 1964 graduate of Paragould High School and worked several years as purchasing agent for Craine Manufacturing Corporation of Jonesboro. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jonesboro...
Glenda Brindos - Caraway (10/24/01)
Glenda Brindos, 55, of Caraway, died early Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at her home. She was born at Milligan Ridge and had lived in Colorado before moving to Caraway in 1977. She had previously worked for Basler Electric. Survivors include a son, James Brindos of Caraway; a daughter, Michelle Skinner of Caraway; a brother, Alvin Russell of Mesa, Ariz.; five sisters, Jewel Vail of Carawayl, Betty Davis of Cortez, Colo., Dorothy Roberts of Vicksburg, Miss., Ruby Denton of Weona, Miss., and Flora Lee Blair of Vicksburg, Miss.; and three grandchildren.. ...
William H.Nance - Harriet (10/24/01)
William Henry Nance, 72, of Harriet, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He had lived in Harriet for the past seven years, having moved there from Lake City. He worked as a mechanic and was a member of the Big Flat Assembly of God Church...
Evelyn Chambers - Mississippi (10/24/01)
Evelyn Chambers, 83, of Olive Branch, Miss., died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Lake City, she was a homemaker and a member of Black Oak Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Stan Chambers of Olive Branch, Jim Chambers of Brookhaven, Miss., and Terry Chambers of Fort Worth, Texas; four daughters, Reva Guin of Lepanto, Pat Mote of Benton, Barbara Cullum of Germantown, Tenn., and Donna Harig of Olive Branch; 21 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.. ...
Charles F. Boling - Manila (10/31/01)
Charles Fred Boling, 58, of Manila died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Hite and Eunice Boling. He was a retired farmer and lifelong Manila resident. He was a member of Community United Methodist Church...
R.A. "Andy" Shultz - Blytheville (10/31/01)
R.A. "Andy" Shultz, 77, of Blytheville died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola. Born Dec. 12, 1923, in Mississippi County, the son of Edgar and Myrtle Knuckles Shultz, he was a lifelong area resident. He attended Bethany Baptist Church. He was a retired instructor at Blytheville High School and was a member of the Arkansas Association of Retired Teachers...
Jerry Lee Robins - Jacksonville, Fla. (10/31/01)
Jerry Lee Robins, 38, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001. Formerly of Lake City, he was a retired E7, BMC from the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Robins of the home; two sons, Jerry Mac Robins and Sean Michael Robins, both of Jacksonville; three daughters, Amanda Lynn Robins, Stephanie May Clapham and Janine Lee Robins, all of Jacksonville; his parents, Jerry and Joyce Robins of Lake City; two brothers, Matthew Robins of Jonesboro and Michael Robins of Big Flat; two sisters, Donna Felton of Lake City and Diane Andrews of Brookland; and two grandmothers, Versal Robins of Leachville and Lola Chadwick of Lake City.. ...
Elsie M. Collins - Jonesboro (10/31/01)
Elsie Melvina Collins, 82, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born in Monette, she was a homemaker and member of Bethel Faith Tabernacle. Survivors include two sons, Floyd Eugene Collins of Jonesboro and Jerry Collins of Brookland; four daughters, Lois Carter, Betty Spencer and Ruby Clayton, all of Jonesboro, and Frances Shultz of Michigan City, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren...
Kenneth Mattheus - Manila (10/31/01)
Kenneth Mattheus, 76, of Manila died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Lon and Oscie Baker Mattheus and the grandson of early Manila settlers, Vester and Effie Guymon Baker. He was a former construction worker and was a disabled Navy veteran of World War II...
Francis A. Lewis - Brookland (10/31/01)
Francis Aline Lewis, 62, of Brookland died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, in Jonesboro. Born in Lake City, Lewis had lived at Brookland for 25 years. She retired from Craighead Electric and was a special events staff employee of the Arkansas State University Convocation Center...
Benjamin C. Myers - Manila (10/31/01)
Benjamin Clyde Myers, 80, of Manila, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Shawnee, Okla., he was the son of the late Clyde and Callie Myers and was raised by his stepmother Jewel Myers. He was a retired millwright with the James River Paper Company in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he lived until moving to Manila in 1991. He was a member of the Community Methodist Church in Manila...
Bill Samuel Jones - Dyess (10/31/01)
Bill Samuel Jones, 68, of Dyess, formerly of Leachville, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola. He was the son of the late Sam and Grace Jones and had been a Dyess resident since 1966. He was a graduate of Leachville High School and a retired farmer...
J.R. David Jr. - Caraway (10/24/01)
J.R. David Jr., 76, of Caraway died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Sept. 26 on Arkansas 77 south of Manila. Born in Leachville, he was a retired banker and a Methodist...
Cora M. Griffin - Manila (10/17/01)
Cora M. Griffin, 96, of Manila, widow of Edward Lee Griffin, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Hornersville, she was the daughter of the late Jackson and Omega Miller and had been a Manila resident since 1917. She was a member of Manila First Baptist Church and retired sales clerk...
Dorothy May Pollard - Lepanto (10/17/01)
Dorothy May Pollard, 39, of Lepanto died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, in Marianna. She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include her husband, Robert Pollard of Fordyce; three daughters, LaDonna Griffin of Washington, D.C., Bernice Copeland of Orlando, Fla., and Nicole Copeland of Athelstan; her parents, Charlotte and Jack Boyd of Athelstan; her grandparents, Lena and Kelvie Allred of Lepanto; two sisters, Charlotte Palmer of Athelstan and Janie Blanton of Osceola; two brothers, Jackie Boyd of Bondsville and Herbert Boyd of West Ridge; and two grandsons.. ...
John Nelson Hamilton - Manila (10/03/01)
John Nelson Hamilton, 85, of Manila, widower of Genevieve Mobley Hamilton, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Lee and Florence Hamilton and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a retired farmer...
Doug Hollis - Paragould (10/03/01)
Doug Hollis, 67, of Paragould, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at Methodist Hospital Central in Memphis. Born in Leachville, he was retired from the Dana Corporation and was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Hollis of the home; a son, Dr. ...
David Ray Walker - Monette (10/03/01)
David Ray Walker, 49, of Monette, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was employed by Monroe Tenneco Automotive of Paragould and was of the Baptist belief. He lived in the Monette area a lifetime. He is survived by his wife, Rena Walker of the home; a son, Kristin Walker of Monette; two daughters, Sara Walker of Monette and Kristie Minchue of Monette; two sisters, Kathy Archer of Paragould and Debra Moline of Alma, Mich.; and a granddaughter, Kallie Minchue of Monette.. ...
Lucille Finch - Black Oak (10/03/01)
Lucille Finch, 84, of Black Oak, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro She was a homemaker and member of Black Oak First Baptist Church. She had lived in Black Oak most of her life. She is survived by four sons, Bill Finch of Paragould, Dennis Finch of Black Oak, Danny Finch of Jonesboro, and Alan Finch of Monette; two daughters, Freddie Lee Murphy of Caraway and Carolyn Finch of Black Oak; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Carl Don Battles Jr. - West Memphis (10/10/01)
Carl Don Battles Jr., 32, of West Memphis died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at his home. Formerly of Etowah, he was a member of the Garden Point Methodist Church in Etowah. Survivors include a daughter, Annah Battles of Bassett; his father, Carl Don Battles Sr. of West Memphis; his mother, Camilla Clay Battles Koch of Etowah; three sisters, Lisa Battles of Manila, Pattis Wicklund of Gosnell and Carla Ladawn Battles Brumley of West Memphis; and a brother, Clay Brewer of Etowah...
Lee Ernist Blackwell - Leachville (10/10/01)
Lee Ernist Blackwell, 74, of Leachville died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Jerome, Ark., he was the son of the late John and Athie Blackwell and had been a Leachville resident for nearly 60 years. He was a retired gin manager for the former B.C. Land Co. and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Leachville Masonic Lodge and had served many years as the fire chief for the Leachville Volunteer Fire Department...
Esker Lee Swain - Cardwell (10/10/01)
Esker Lee Swain, 51, of Cardwell, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southhaven, Miss. A Luxora native, he was a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Swain of Cardwell; a son, Brian Swain of Cardwell; five brothers, Gordon Swain of Alaska, Gregg Swain and Ricky Swain, both of Paragould, Jerry Swain of Rector and Jim Swain of Batavia, Ill.; and three sisters, Shirley Burgwald of Batavia, Sherry Hickman of Enid, Okla., and Irene Mathis of Wisconsin...
Thomas Elvin "Hoss" Hitt, Sr. - Colorado (10/10/01)
Thomas Elvin Hitt, Sr., 87, of Grand Junction, Colo., died Sept. 9, 2001. He was a resident at Family Health West in Fruita. Born Dec. 8, 1913, he was the son of Thomas J. and Sudie Hitt of Senath. He spent his childhood in Missouri and Northeast Arkansas, graduating from Leachville High School in 1937. ...
Alma Grace Tucker - Caraway (10/17/01)
Alma Grace Tucker, 90, of Caraway died Saturday morning, Oct. 13, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A homemaker and member of Caraway First Baptist Church, she lived most of her life in the Caraway area. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Faye Sanders and Paul Tucker, and a daughter, Alma Dean Mangrum...
Charles Luther Wildy - Osceola (10/17/01)
Charles Luther Wildy, 73, of Osceola died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola. A graduate of Osceola High School, he attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He served as a corporal in the U.S. ...
A.A. "Shug" Banks - Blytheville (10/17/01)
A.A. "Shug" Banks, 78, of Blytheville died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born in Memphis, he had lived in Blytheville for the last 40 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church. He served as Mississippi County Judge for 20 years and was a past president of the Arkansas County Judges' Association and founder and first president of the Arkansas Association of Counties. ...
William Tomy Cole - Paragould (10/17/01)
William Tomy Cole, 60, of Paragould, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at his home. Born in Manila, he was a used car dealer and auto body repairman. He was a member of Grace United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Cole of Paragould; a son, William L. ...
Pearl Landrum - Leachville (10/17/01)
Pearl Landrum, 90, of Leachville died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Howard Funeral Service.
Clara Mills Smith - Roscommon, Mich. (10/17/01)
Clara Mills Smith, 92, of Roscommon, formerly of Flint, Mich., died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling, Mich. Mrs. Smith was born in Black Oak on July 7, 1909, and was a resident of Flint since 1965. She was a member of Eastgate Baptist Church and was employed at several nursing homes as a cook...
Janie Stanfill - Paragould (10/17/01)
Janie Bernice Stanfill, 54, of Paragould died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Greene Acres Nursing Home. Born in Greene County, she was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include two sons, Rick Stanfill and Daniel Bateman, both of Paragould; three brothers, Robert Bateman, Ronald Bateman and Wayne Bateman, all of Paragould; five sisters, Georgia Huckabee of Cardwell, Shirley Gilliam, Barbara Franklin and Eithel Rippy, all of Paragould, and Peggy Huckabee of Arbyrd; and two grandchildren, Coby Stanfill and Kyle Stanfill.. ...
Lee Ernist Blackwell - Leachville (10/17/01)
Lee Ernist Blackwell, 74, of Leachville, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Jerome, he was the son of the late John and Athie Blackwell and had been a Leachville resident for nearly 60 years. He was a retired gin manager for the former B.C. Land Company and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Leachville Masonic Lodge and had served many years as the fire chief for the Leachville Volunteer Fire Department...
Clyde Franklin Strickland - Lake City (10/17/01)
Clyde Franklin Strickland, 79, of Lake City died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Lake City, he was a member of Lake City Masonic Lodge No. 405 and was a Methodist. Survivors include a son, Danny Strickland of Lake City; a brother, J.T. Strickland of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren...
Hazel L. Gatewood - West Memphis (10/31/01)
Hazel Lee Gatewood, 88, of West Memphis died Oct. 17, 2001, at West Memphis. She was born April 24, 1913, at Nimmons. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church. Her husband, Carl E. Gatewood, and a son, Clifford Gene Gatewood, preceded her in death...