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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Obituaries from May 2002

Donald "Don" Sparkman - Jonesboro (05/29/02)
Donald "Don" Sparkman, 57, of Jonesboro died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at his residence. He was a retired truck driver for McFarlin Trucking Company, associated with the Monette Assembly of God, and had lived in the Monette area most of his life. He is survived by four sisters, Bobbie Henderson of Shawnee, Okla., Betty Smithee of Lake City, Terrie Cook of Tulsa, Okla., and Helen Williams of Monette; three brothers, Dean Sparkman of Monette, Richard Sparkman of Monette and Jimmy Sparkman of Lake City.. ...
Clara Pigue Swafford - Jonesboro (05/09/02)
Clara Pigue Swafford, 86, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, April 27, 2002. Born at Marmaduke, she was a retired nurse for Arkansas Methodist Hospital and Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. Survivors include three sons, Ronald Pigue Sr. of Paragould, Harold Pigue of Mabelvale and Ewell Von Pigue of Benton; four sisters, Mary Aletta Hantke of Paragould, Freda Metheny of Moentte, Eula Arnhat of Standford and Lily Barker of Corpus Christi, Texas; a brother, Kenneth Hots of Paragould; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchidlren.. ...
William Ernest Clark - Manila (05/23/02)
William Ernest "Ernie" Clark, 75, of Manila died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Joe and Pearl Jackson Clark and was a lifelong Manila area resident. He was a Mason and was a retired U.S. Navy Veteran. He was also a member of Westside Baptist Church...
Donnie Vestle Gibbs - Cardwell (05/23/02)
Donnie Vestle Gibbs, 86, of Cardwell, widow of Rufus Gibbs, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at her home. Born at Williford, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Bertha Myers Booth and was a long-time Cardwell resident. She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Full Gospel Church...
Everett Vernon Hillhouse - Caraway (05/23/02)
Everett Vernon Hillhouse, 80, of Caraway died Friday, May 17, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Caraway, he was the son of the late Richard "Dick" and Ida Crews Hillhouse. He was a lifelong resident of the Buffalo Island area and a member of Rowes Chapel Baptist Church in Caraway...
John Edward Jackson, Sr. - Leachville (05/23/02)
John Edwqrd Jackson, Sr., 84, of Leachville died Monday, May 13, 2002, at his home. Born at Monette, he was the son of the late James E. and Bertha Crittenden Jackson and had been a Leachville resident since the late 1930's. He was retired from Columbia Carbon and Ribbon Company in Blytheville and was formerly with the Leachville School district. He was a member of the Leachville First Baptist Church and was an Army Veteran of World War II and a Mason...
Theresa Laurel Rhodes - Mountain Home (05/23/02)
Theresa Laurel Rhodes, 60, died May 11, 2002, at Mountain Home. She was born June 19, 1941 to Douglas and Minnie Fortenberry in Monette. She retired from nursing in 1996. She was a member of Colelge & North Church of Christ. She and her husband, Harold, moved to Mountain Home from Little Rock in 1991...
Lula Pasley Rushing - Jackson, Tenn. (05/23/02)
Lula Pasley Rushing, 82, of Jackson, Tenn., died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Benton and Rennie Brown Pasley and was born in Manila. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Glen Rushing and wife, Jackie; four daughters, Freida Stout and husband Rex, Linda Latch and husband Tommy, Joyce Jones and Faye Davis, all of Jackson; a brother, Henry Pasley of Manila, and a sister, Ruth Mae Baswell of Monette, 19 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Sandra F. Walker - Jonesboro (05/23/02)
Sandra F. Walker, 55, of Jonesboro died Friday, May 10, 2002, at Beverly Health Rehabilitation Center. Born in Lake City, she had lived in Lake City for most of her life. She worked for Craighead Electric and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Donnie Walker of Paragould and Stephen Walker of Jonesboro; a daughter, Dayna Adams of Forrest City; her mother Dorothy Hampton of Brookland; three brothers, Duane Richardson of Delaplaine and Kent Hampton and Keith Hampton, both of Paragould; two sisters, Marilyn Mann of Lake City and Cheryl Turner of Paragould; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.. ...
Mable Ann Fairchild - Paragould (05/29/02)
Mable Ann Fairchild, 79, of Paragould, formerly of Leachville, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born at Jonesboro, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Maggie Moore and had been a resident of Paragould for the past 30 years. She was a member of the Paragould Church of God...
Infant Rachael Marie Ford - Manila (05/29/02)
Rachael Marie Ford, infant daughter of Betty Jean Brooks and Donnie Ray Ford of Manila, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. In addition to her parents she is survived by a brother, Robert Woodard of the home; paternal grandparents, Linda Ford of Mammoth Spring and Don Ford of Manila; paternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Haskins of Gosnell...
Elois Louisa Jolliff - Manila (05/29/02)
Elois Louisa Jolliff, 83, of Manila, the widow of Richrd Jolliff, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Born at Hornersville, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Pearl Pankey and had lived most of her life in Manila...
Peggy Marie Malone - Manila (05/29/02)
Peggy Marie Malone, 61, of Manila, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at her home. Born at Pixley, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Troy Armstrong and has been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was a graduate of Manila High School and was a member of the Manila Church of Christ...
Mary Lou Grisso Smith - Stantonville, Tenn. (05/09/02)
Mary Lou Grisso Smith, 70, of Stantonville, Tenn., died April 30, 2002, at Jackson-Madison County General in Jackson, Tenn. She had worked for Sears for four years in Pontiac, Mich. She is survived by her husband, Luther Eugene (Rip) Smith, of Stantonville, Tenn.; a daughter, Debbie Jo Shortland, of Gloucaster, Va.; her mother, Gladys Grisso of Monticello, Fla.; a sister, Faye Endicott of Monticello, Fla.; a brother, Sammie Kaye Grisso of Monticello, Fla.; and two grandchildren...
Nevil Lawrence Myracle - Cardwell (05/09/02)
Nevil Lawrence Myracle, 82, of Cardwell died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at his home. Born at Cardwell, he was a fish market salesman. Survivors include a brother, Raymond Myracle of Paragould; two sisters, Willadene Hyde and Bonnie Myracle, both of Cardwell...
Jackie Yvonne Moore - Manila (05/09/02)
Jackie Yvonne Moore, 39, of Manila died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Blytheville, she was a lifelong Manila resident and member of the Community Methodist Church. She was a 1980 graduate of Manila High School and was office manager at Manila Nursing Center...
William J. "Jim" McCloud - Mobile, Ala. (05/09/02)
William J. "Jim" McCloud, owner of Furry Fashions in Mobile, Ala., died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at his home. He was 61. McCloud was a native of Manila and a resident of Mobile. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Eddie and Pat Grissom of Fenneville, Mich., Neal McCloud of East Prairie, Mo., Roger and Brenda McCloud of Russellville, and Willene Garner of East Prairie, Mo., and numerous nieces and nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews...
Evelyn Lee - Manila (05/09/02)
Evelyn Lee, 81, of Manila, widow of Youel Lee, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center at Jonesboro. Born at Amagon, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Henrietta White Turner and was a Manila resident since the 1930's. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Manila...
Cleo Fires - Rivervale (05/09/02)
Cleo Fires, 85, of Rivervale died Saturday, April 27, 2002. She was a homemaker and a member of Rivervale Baptist Church. Survivors include nine sons, Buckie O'Neal Fire, Larry Wayne Fire, Jackie Lynn Fires and Teddy Marine Fires, all of Rivervale, William Henry "Jinks" Fires and Herman Lester "Mannie" Fires, both of Hot Springs, Roger clay Fires of Lepanto, Edgar Monroe "Pedro" Fires of Island Lake, Ill., and Earlie Stancil "Brother" Fires of Palatine, Ill.; two daughters, Alma Lee "Sister" Smith of Caraway and Melinda Ann Johnson of Hot Springs; a sister, Hilda Rice of Corning; a brother, Frankie D. ...
Pearl Pauline Hicks Bell - Milligan Ridge (05/09/02)
Pearl Pauline Hicks Bell, 87, of Milligan Ridge died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Rose Skill Care Nursing Center in Jonesboro. Born at Charlotte, she was a homemaker and a member of the Caraway Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Von Bell of Milligan Ridge; a daughter, Phyllis Jackson of Jonesboro; two sisters, Ola Stoner of Mountain Home and Clara Jean Mouradian of LaGrange, Ill.; two brothers, Olen Hicks of Jonesboro and J.C. ...
John William Cason - Millstadt, Ill. (05/04/02)
John William Cason, 74, of Millstadt, Ill., died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill. Born at Strawberry, he was a retired forklift operator with IML Trucking and served in the Navy. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7980 in Millstadt, the Millstadt Commercial Club and Teamster Local 600...
Friend infant - Caraway (05/04/02)
Angel Dawn Friend, the infant daughter of Jennifer Moyer and Eddy Friend of Caraway, died Friday, April 26, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Heaven Moyer of Caraway; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dearl Freeman and Cindy Harris, all of Caraway...
Eula Mae McGrew - Manila (05/04/02)
Eula Mae McGrew, 94, of Manila, the widow of William Harrison McGrew, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Grubbs, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Mayben and had been a Manila resident since 1947. She was a member of the Westside Baptist Church...
Thelma Lorene Moore - Caraway (05/04/02)
Thelma Lorene Moore, 76, of Caraway died Monday, April 22, 2002, at Monette Manor. She was part owner and professional basketball player with the All American Red Heads and a homemaker. She was a member of Caraway United Methodist Church and had lived in the Caraway area most of her life...
Nevil Lawrence Myracle - Cardwell (05/04/02)
Nevil Lawrence Myracle, 82, of Cardwell died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at his home. Born at Cardwell, he was a fish market salesman. Survivors include a brother, Raymond Myracle of Paragould; two sisters, Willadene Hyde and Bonnie Myracle, both of Cardwell...
Albert F. Robinson Jr. - Texarkana (05/04/02)
Albert F. Robinson Jr., 89, of Texarkana, died Monday, April 22, 2002, at Evergreen Nursing Home in Texarkana. He was a retried farmer and member of Monette Church of Christ and had lived in Texarkana for four years. He was formerly of Monette. Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Brewer of Bartlesville, Okla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Ann Robinson of Lawton, Okla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bob Pearcy of Texarkana, Texas; three grandchildren, Kathy, Linzi and Amy...
Cecil Taylor - Caraway (05/04/02)
Cecil Taylor, 90, of Caraway died Friday evening, April 26, 2002, at his residence. He was a retried teacher and farmer and U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was of the Church of Christ belief and a member of the American Legion. He had lived in the Bunney area 90 years...
Evelyn Jo Barham - Monette (05/04/02)
Evelyn Jo Barham, 79, of Monette died Wednesday, April 24, 2002. Born at Black Oak, she had lived most of her life in the Monette area. She was a member of the Monette Church of Christ, a retired school teacher and member of the Retired Teachers Association...