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Obituaries from April 2002

Florence Edna Varner - Black Oak (04/27/02)
Florence Edna Varner, 98, of Black Oak, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at her residence. She was a lifetime resident of Lake City, a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lake City. Survivors include a son, Nathaniel W. Varner of Greers Ferry; two daughters, Emma Jean Kerst of Greers Ferry and Rose Lee Tallent of Black Oak; a brother, Sam Courtney of Lepanto; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 49 great-great-grandchildren...
Hattie Mae Chisam - Leachville (04/19/02)
Hattie Mae Chisam, 86, of Leachville, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Protem, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Sam and Rosa Bell Whitaker and had been a Leachville resident for most of her life. She was the widow of Marion Chisam and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Hershel Hatch - Lake City (04/19/02)
Hershel Hatch, 74, of Lake City died Friday, April 12, 2002, at the Regional Medical Center of Northeast Arkansas. A native of Kennett, he was formerly of Monette and a member of the Refuge Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer, a World War II veteran, and a member of the Masonic Lodge...
Eva Henderson - Lake City (04/19/02)
Eva Conder Henderson, 81, of Lake City, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at the Regional Medical Center of Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of Lake City Church of Christ, and had lived in Lake City 29 years, formerly of Memphis, Tenn. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Sandy and Candy Henderson of Lake City; two sisters, Helen Rudd of Cabot and Mary; and three grandchildren, Gena Steed, Cassandra Henderson and Tony Henderson; and four great-grandchildren...
Florence Jones - Kirkwood, Mo. (04/19/02)
Florence Jones, 87 of Kirkwood, Mo., formerly of Leachville, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Des Peres Hospital in Kirkwood. She was the widow of Quill Jones and had lived in Kirkwood for the past year. Born at Bakersville, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Rhoda Shanks. ...
Zelma H. Martin - Jonesboro (04/19/02)
Zelma H. Martin, 88, of Jonesboro died Monday, April 8, 2002, at her son's home in Jonesboro. Born in Harrisburg, she lived most of her life in Lake City before moving to Jonesboro last year. She was a homemaker and a library clerk at the Lake City Library for several years. She was a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church...
Myrtle Taylor - Lake City (04/19/02)
Myrtle Taylor, 96, of Lake City died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at the Lakeside Nursing Center. A retired homemaker, she was a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church, a past matron of the Eastern Star and a member of the Order of Amaranth. Survivors include a daughter Alma Butler of Hermitage, Tenn.; two sons, Paul Taylor, Jr., of Dallas and Myron Taylor of Antioch, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren...
Emma Corine Harrell - Monette (04/27/02)
Emma Corine Harrell, 75, of Monette died Friday, April 19, 2002, at the Monette Manor Nursing Home. Born at Monette, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mollie Goodman League and had been a long time resident of Monette. She had also lived in Charleston and East Prairie, Mo., and in Hardy for 30 years. She was a member of the Ward Street Church of Christ in Hardy and the Cochrum Church of Christ of Monette...
Frank Holder - Lake City (04/27/02)
Frank Holder, 92, of Lake City, died at Perry County Hospital in Linden, Tenn. He was a member of the Mangrum Church of Christ, retired from Fisher Body, and a member of the United Auto Workers and CIO Lodge 405. He had lived in Lake City for 16 years, formerly of Ypsilanti, Mich...
Dora Laverne Roleson - Osceola (04/27/02)
Dora Laverne Roleson, 61, of Osceola, died April 18, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola. She was a retired factory worker, retiring from American Greetings after 32 years. She was of the Baptist faith and a lifelong resident of Mississippi County...
Harvey Ballard Jr. - Caraway (04/19/02)
Harvey Ballard, Jr., 73, of Caraway, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was retired from Milligan Ridge Cotton Gin and was of the Church of Christ belief. He had lived in the Caraway area all of life. He is survived by his wife, Doris Ballard of the home: two sisters, Shirley McNamara of Jonesboro and Loudean Key of Jonesboro; four brothers, Hubert Ballard of Trumann, Gene Ballard of Peoria, Ill., Marvin Ballard of Trumann, and Donald Ballard of Leachville; three sons, Steve Ballard of Pearcy, Michael Ballard of Pine Bluff and Bruce Ballard of Herington, Kansas; two daughters, Judy Wood of Harrisburg and Jann Harris of Manila; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.. ...
Myrtle Vera Weems - Lake City (04/12/02)
Myrtle Vera Weems, 87, of Lakeside Nursing Center died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at Regional Medical Center of NEA. Born at Hackleburg, Ala., she moved to Bay in 1957, where she lived before moving to the Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City two years ago...
Goldie M. Shipman - Brookland (04/12/02)
Goldie M. Shipman, 87, of Brookland died Friday, April 5, 2002, at Regional Medical Center of NEA. Born at Light, she was a homemaker and had lived in Brookland most of her life. She was a member of the Brookland United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Chester Shipman, Herbert Shipman and Wilson Shipman, all of Brookland; three daughters, Lee Lewis of Jonesboro, Helen Hale of Lake City and Linda Morgan of Fort Worth, Texas; four brothers, Earl Reece and Wilton Reece, both of Brookland, Herman Reece of Jonesboro and Harold Reece of Lake City; a sister, Irene Elder of Brookland; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Janice L. Smith - Caraway (04/05/02)
Janice L. Smith, 67, of Caraway, died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of Buffalo Chapel Baptist Church and had lived in the Caraway area a lifetime. She is survived by a son, Gary Smith, of Caraway; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren...
Roy Cecil Austin - Ravenden (04/12/02)
Roy Cecil Austin, 79, of Ravenden, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at his residence. He was of the Baptist faith and U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. Born in Caraway, he had lived in Ravenden for eight years, formerly of Caraway. He is survived by two sisters, Vernie Mae Brooks of Rivervale and Jo Ann Hensley of Caraway; a brother, Glen Austin Sr., of Rivervale; several nieces and nephews...
Marcus Washington Cole - Leachville (04/12/02)
Marcus Washington Cole, 79, retired Air Force Sergeant of Leachville, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette, he was the son of the late John V. and Sallie Davidson Cole and had been a Leachville resident since 1990. ...
Robert Collins - Osceola (04/12/02)
Robert Collins, 79, of Osceola died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a farm worker and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include six sons, Douglas Collins of Collierville, Tenn., Jerry Collins of Caraway; Ricky Collins of Lepanto, Bobby Collins of West Ridge, Gene Collins of Etowah and William Collins of Leachville; four daughters, Ruth Trent of Marion, Carolyn Maddox and Dora Johnson, both of Lepanto, and Jo Ellen Yancey of Etowah; 25 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.. ...
Elizabeth Ann Jeffrey - Arbyrd (04/12/02)
Elizabeth Ann Jeffrey, 37, of Arbyrd died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at her residence. Born in Orange, Texas, she owned and operated Jeff's Caf. Survivors include her husband, Melvin Jeffrey of Arbyrd; a son, Wayne Lee Eason III of Paragould; a daughter, Amy Elizabeth Eason of Paragould; six brothers, Gene Lund Jr. ...
Ola Aladora Ketchum - Manila (04/12/02)
Ola Aladora Ketchum, 94, of Manila, the widow of Hubert Robert Ketchum, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Alice Fleeman and had been a Manila resident since she was four years old. She was a charter member of the Community Methodist Church in Manila...
Dr. David Neale Miles - Nashville, Tenn. (04/12/02)
Dr. David Neale Miles, Sr., 77, of Nashville, Tenn., and a former longtime resident of Blytheville, died April 5, 2002, in Nashville following a short illness. He was born in Cairo, Ill., on Dec. 24, 1924, the only child of Jesse Minot Miles and Icy Maud Miles and spent his childhood in New Madrid and Hayti. After graduating from high school, he entered the Army during World War II and served in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., as a drill sergeant...
Jesse Milton Ham - Manila (04/05/02)
Jesse Milton Ham, 8, of Manila, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at his home. Born at Blytheville, he was a lifelong Manila resident and attended Manila Elementary School. He is survived by his parents, T.J. and Jacqueline Cole Ham of the home; his sisters, Stephanie Ham, 12, and Tabitha Ham, 10, both of the home; his paternal grandparents, Jorena Ham of Leachville and Luther D. Ham of Baldwyn, Miss.; his maternal grandparents, Walker and Mildred Cole of Shelbyville, Ky...
Eddie Wayne Grooms - Joshua, Texas (04/05/02)
Eddie Wayne Grooms, 39, of Joshua, Texas, died March 26, 2002, at Baylor All Saints Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas. Born at Selfridge AFB, Mich., he had spent most of his life in the Paragould area. He was a 1981 graduate of Greene County Tech in Paragould and was featured as the 1972 theme child for cerebral palsy foundation. He had been a Joshua resident for the past five years and was a member of the Hill of God Church in Joshua...
Ruth May Fleeman - Cardwell (04/05/02)
Ruth May Fleeman, 95, of Cardwell, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born at Geneva, she was the daughter of the late Montgomery and Mary Angeline Davis Brewer and had been a Cardwell resident for most of her life. ...