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Obituaries from January 2002

Joe Dean Wiles - Bay (01/30/02)
Joe Dean Wiles, 70, of Bay died Thursday evening, Jan. 24, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired construction worker, of the Baptist faith, and had lived in Bay one year, formerly of Phoenix, City, Ala., and Monette. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Oscar and Madge Wiles...
Charles Edward Crabtree - Manila (01/30/02)
Charles Edward Crabtree, 47, of Manila died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of Charlesteen Meacham Crabtree and the late Edward Clay Crabtree. A lifelong resident of Manila, he was a graduate of Manila High School, a master electrician and member of the Manila Community Methodist Church. He was a lifetime member of the Manila Masonic Lodge...
Roberta Thelma Ervin - Caraway (01/30/02)
Roberta Thelma Ervin, 73, of Caraway died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was retired from American Glass Company and had lived in the Caraway area most of her life. She was a member of Community of Christ Church in Caraway...
Robert Francway - Lake City (01/30/02)
Robert Francway, 89, of Lake City, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Forrest City, he lived in Leachville before moving to Lake City 54 years ago. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Pennington Francway of the home; a sister, Emma Hanners of Jonesboro; and several nephews and nieces...
Adron "Red" Haynes - Black Oak (01/30/02)
Adron "Red" Haynes, 69, of Black Oak, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired farmer and had lived in the Black Oak area most of his life. He is survived by two daughters, Sue McGuire of Jonesboro and Annie Benham of Caraway; two brothers, William Haynes and Max Haynes, both of Mt. ...
Edna Mae Hillhouse - Manila (01/30/02)
Edna Mae Hillhouse, 70, of Manila died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville. Born at Delphi, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Bert and Mable Lucille Young and had been a Manila resident since 1974. Survivors include her husband, Richard Hillhouse of Manila; eight sons, Michael Parritt of Houston, Texas, William Allerton and Timothy Allerton, both of Benton Harbor, Mich., David Allerton of Tampa Bay, Fla., Mark Allerton of New Orleans, La., Shane Hillhouse of Manila, Terry Young of Tifton, Ga., and Calvin Hosbain of LaGrange, Ill.; three daughters, Sherry Dunn of Benton Harbor, Mich., Terry Baldwin of Dowagiac, Mich., and Darcie Lee Arnold of Manila; and a brother, Dick Young of Frost, Texas.. ...
Bonnie Sue LaRue - Jonesboro (01/30/02)
Bonnie Sue LaRue, 70, of Jonesboro died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at her home. Born at Monette, she was formerly of Blytheville where she worked as a sales clerk and office staff person for Montgomery Ward and J.C. Penney. She was a member of the Wood Street Assembly of God in Jonesboro...
Len Nall - Lake City (01/30/02)
Len Nall, 87, of Lake City, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Brookland and lived in Caraway and Brookland before moving to Lake City in 1950. He was retired from FMC and was a farmer and of the Baptist belief...
Marvin Brown - Manila (01/25/02)
Marvin Brown, 73, of Manila, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, in Manila. He was a retired farmer, member of the Church of Lord Jesus Christ and had lived in the Manila community most of his life. He is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Jimmy Hathcock of Burleson, Texas, Peggy and Ralph Hill of Blytheville, Sue and Dwight Gurley of Lake City, Carol and Donald Roseberry of Manila; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren...
Elizabeth F. Clayton - Jonesboro (01/25/02)
Elizabeth F. Clayton, 80, of Jonesboro died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at Regional Medical Center of NEA. She was born at Tholey and was a homemaker. She lived in Jonesboro for 31 years. Survivors include her husband, Earmel Clayton of the home; a son, Jerry Clayton of the home; five daughters, Linda Thomas, Virgie Clayton and Mary Baugh all of Jonesboro, and Melba Taylor and Donna Pitts, both of Monette; two sisters, Deloris Sutterfield of Mountain View and Sybil Martin of Marshall; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.. ...
Mary Lou Marshall - Jonesboro (01/25/02)
Mary Lou Marshall, 91, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at her home. She was a homemaker, member of Caraway First Baptist Church and had lived in Jonesboro one year. She was formerly of Caraway. Survivors include a daughter, Pat Jackson of Jonesboro; two sons, Wayne Marshall of Manila and Bud Marshall of Jonesboro; a sister, Clodine Saylor of Paragould; a brother, Owen Hoskins, Jr., of Paragould; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren...
Doris "Louise" Simpson - Jacksonville, Ark. (01/25/02)
Doris "Louise" Simpson 73, of Jacksonville, formerly of Manila, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002. She was born on July 15, 1928, to Otis and Lucille (Garrett) May at Little River. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Morris Simpson, Jr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Robin Simpson; four grandchildren, Whitney, Travis, Austin and Casey Simpson, all of Jacksonville; a brother, Calvin May of Manila, and many nieces, nephews and cousins...
Harold F. Timms - Lake City (01/25/02)
Harold F. Timms, 76, of Lake City, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Regional Medical Center of NEA. Born in Monette, he lived most of his life in the Lake City area where he served as mayor for 14 years. He was an ordained deacon, a Baptist, a World War II Navy veteran and was retired form FMC in Jonesboro...
Bill Ware - Monette (01/25/02)
Bill Ware, 92, of Monette, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was a retired farmer, member of the Monette Church of Christ and had lived in the Buffalo Island area a lifetime. Survivors include a daughter, Louise Benton of Monette; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a special niece, Patsy Haney, of Monette...
W.C. Tipton - Caraway (01/18/02)
W.C. Tipton, 64, of Caraway died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at his home. He was a cotton gin worker and member of Rowe's Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Tipton of Caraway; two sons, Garland Tipton of Monette and Roy Tipton of Caraway; a daughter, Melissa McKinley of Caraway; two sisters, Edna Tompkins of Pascagoula, Miss., and Florence Boling of Little Rock; five brothers, Marvin Tipton of Trumann, R.C. ...
Ethel Jolliff Russell - Manila (01/18/02)
Ethel Jolliff Russell, 89, of Manila, the widow of Glenn Russell, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Born in ell, the daughter of Joe M. and Martha Jane Riggs Rollins, she had been a resident of Manila since 1996 and was a member of the Blackwater Baptist Church. ...
H. B. Norman - Senath (01/18/02)
H.B. Norman, 83, of Senath died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Regional Medical Center of Northeast Arkansas in Jonesboro. A graduate of Senath High School and Southeast Missouri State University, he taught and coached in Senath for 13 years. He was a farmer and was an agent with New York Life Insurance for more than 40 years...
Ella Louise Gooch - Pacific, Mo. (01/18/02)
Ella Louise Gooch, 65, of Pacific, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at Pacific Health Care Center. Born at Arbyrd, she was the daughter of the late Harrison and Bertha Gooch. She was a former Cardwell resident and had lived in Pacific for the past 15 years. She was a member of Calvary Full Gospel Church...
Ora Kathleen Erck - Monette (01/18/02)
Ora Kathleen Erck, 76, of Monette, formerly of San Antonio, Texas, and Camden, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2002, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. She was the widow of Adolph Erek and had been a Monette resident since 1993. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Riggs, was a retired licensed practical nurse and was a member of the South San Antonio Baptist Church...
Alton "Runt" Drummond - Caraway (01/18/02)
Alton "Runt" Drummond, 58, of Caraway, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at his home. He was retired from Monette Missco Implement co., a member of Rivervale Baptist Church, had lived in the Rivervale and Caraway area a lifetime. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Drummond, of the home; a daughter, Dee Dee Gray of Caraway; a sister, Corina Jones of Caraway, and a brother Oubery Drummond of Pine Bluff; three grandchildren, Raven South, Jona Dixon and J.C. Gray...
Herbert Henry Davidson - Kennett (01/18/02)
Herbert Henry Davidson, 88, of Kennett, Mo., formerly of Cardwell, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born at Gamelia, Ark., he was the son of the late Louis and Bertha Shipley Davidson and was a longtime Cardwell resident. He was the retired Cardwell Chief of Police and was a former Dunlin County Deputy Sheriff. He was a member of the Cardwell First Baptist Church...
Helen Pauline Ashmore - Caraway (01/18/02)
Helen Pauline Ashmore, 69, of Caraway, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist faith and had lived in the Caraway area most of her life. Survivors include three daughters, Lesia Hopper of Warsaw, Ky., Nancy McLearn and Jane Bice, both of Caraway; a sister, Earline Batey of Washington, D.C.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
Charles L. Adams - Jonesboro (01/18/02)
Charles L. Adams, 72, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Huffman in Mississippi County, Adams lived in Blytheville before moving to Caraway in 1952, and then to Jonesboro in 1995. He was a farmer and owned and operated the Adams Seed Company in Caraway for several years...
William H. "Bub" Robertson - Lake City (01/09/02)
William H. "Bub" Robertson, 52, of Lake City, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. An employee of Argo Distribution, he was a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Janet Kay Robertson of the home; a son, William Heath Robertson of Lake City; a brother, Jim Robertson of Lake City; and a sister, Jacque Ulmer of Memphis...
Adith Rachel Hensley - Lake City (01/09/02)
Adith Rachel Hensley, 84, of Lake City died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include three daughters, Janice Roland of Pea Ridge, Pat Gipson of Lake City and Betty Loggins of Bono; two sons, Gerald Hensley of Michigan and Charles Hensley of Pea Ridge; 31 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren...
Harold L. Hamilton - Fouke (01/09/02)
Harold L. Hamilton, 78, of Fouke died Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at his residence. Born in Leachville April 21, 1923, he was a retired farmer, a veteran who served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Texarkana, and American Legion. He lived in the Manila area until 1970...
Tammy Ann Adams - Black Oak (01/09/02)
Tammy Ann Adams, 41, of Black Oak, formerly of Leachville, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2001, at Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis. Born in Leachville, she was the daughter of the late J.W. Tinsley and a lifelong area resident. She was a 1978 graduate of Leachville High School and was a member of the Leachville Second Baptist Church...
Elva Lucille Skaggs - Leachville (01/09/02)
Elva Lucille Skaggs, 70, of Leachville, died Thursday, Jan. 3,2002, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Bradford she was a longtime Leachville resident and was the daughter of the late Jacob and Maybelle Wallace Ballard and the widow of J.D. Skaggs. She was retired from Brown Shoe Company in Leachville and was a member of the Happy Corner Assembly of God Church...
James Gordon "Jimmy" Blankenship, Jr. - Monette (01/09/02)
James Gordon "Jimmy" Blankenship, Jr., 74, of Monette, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at his residence. He was retired from Blankenship Hardware and Furniture, a member of the Monette First United Methodist Church, certified Lay Speaker of the First United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Men. ...
Carolyn Davis - Monette (01/09/02)
Carolyn Lee Davis, 50, of Monette, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born in Chattahoochee, Fla., she had lived most of her life in Florida before moving to Monette three years ago. She was employed by the Cotton Corner Restaurant near Leachville and was a member of the Rowe's Chapel Baptist Church near Caraway...
Mildred Lois Slankerd - Manila (01/09/02)
Mildred Lois Slankerd, 72, of Manila, died Saturdary, Jan. 5, 2002, at her home. Born at Waverly, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Ann George Curtis. She was a longtime Manila area resident and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by a son, Bobby Wayne Slankerd of Monette; three daughters, Ann Gipson of Monette, Dorothy Blake and Mary Sammons, both of Manila; two brothers, Robert Curtis of Thayer, Mo., and Earl Curtis of Moentte; three sisters, Jewel Brown of Lepanto, Shirley Ohler of Keiser, and Wanda Haygood of Waverly, Tenn.; 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.. ...
Etoil Hooper - Cardwell (01/09/02)
Etoil Hooper, 84, of Cardwell, the widow of James Vester Hooper, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born at Cardwell, she was the daughter of the late William and Dora Pope and had lived most of her life in Cardwell...
Bonnie Jean Aldrich - Washington (01/02/02)
Bonnie Jean Aldrich, 65, of Washington died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001. Born in Heber Springs, she was a poet and freelance writer and was a former employee of Western Sizzlin'. She also had lived in Issaquah, Wash., for 25 years. Survivors include a son, Steven Aldrich of Washington state; two daughters, Dinah Aldrich of Washington state and Wenda Alvarez of San Diego, Calif.; three brothers, C.W. ...
Don "Duck" Despain - Lake City (01/02/02)
Don "Duck" Despain, 54, of Lake City, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at his home. Born in Lake City, he had lived in Lake City and Nashville, Tenn., for most of his life. He was a truck driver for J and J Express and was of the Baptist belief. He is survived by a daughter, Donita Clouse of Old Hickory, Tenn.; two sons, Kerry Despain of Trumann and Steve Despain of Farmington, Mo.; his mother, Lois Despain of Trumann; two sisters, Dorothy Golden and Charlene Despain, both of Trumann; and foru grandchildren, Carie Despain, Steven Despain, Clay Clouse and Tara Despain.. ...
Garlin Finch - Leachville (01/02/02)
Garlin Finch, 91, of Leachville died Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at Monette Manor. He was a retired farmer and of the Pentecost belief. Finch was born in Black Oak and had lived in the Buffalo Island area most of his life. He is survived by six daughters, Lill Miller of Leachville, Ruby Shepard of Dowagiac, Mich., Betty Kelems of Lake City, Shirley Pate of Paragould, Carolyn Douglas of Lake City, and Judy Tackett of Decatur, Mich.; 21 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Raymond Edward Snow - Lake City (01/02/02)
Raymond Edward Snow, 83, of Lake City, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. He was born on May 23, 1918 to James Edward "Ed" and Bertha Lavinia (Doak) Snow in Lake City. He had lived in Lake City most of his life. He was a farmer in the Pleasant Valley Community. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years and was also on the administrative board...
Joy Mae (Barrett) Thomas - Bono (01/02/02)
Joy Mae Barrett Thomas, 68, of Bono, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She worked in the cafeteria at Westside High School for six years, and at the Downtown Caf in Jonesboro many years. She was a member of Bono Church of Christ. She lived in the Bunney and Manila areas before moving to Bono in 1970...
Susie Bell Thomason - St. Louis, Mo. (01/02/02)
Susie Bell Thomason, 88, of St. Louis, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at St. Alexian Brothers Hospital in St. Louis. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist faith, and lived in St. Louis since 1958, formerly of Monette. Survivors include three sons, Edward Beaird of St. Louis, Joe Davis of West Memphis and Pat Thomason of Union City, Tenn.; two daughters, Peggy Griffith and Jerrie Siman, both of St. Louis; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren...
Linda Sue Webster - Leachville (01/02/02)
Linda Sue Webster, 54, of Leachville, widow of Doyle Webster, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Carl Wells and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of the Church of God...
Tanna Von Abbott - Leachville (01/02/02)
Tanna Von Abbott, 42, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001. A lifelong Leachville resident, she was a licensed practical nurse and was employed by Doctors Health Group Northpark Clinic in Jonesboro. She was a 1977 graduate of Leachville High School and was a member of the Leachville Second Baptist Church...