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Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Obituaries from July 2002

Geneva Gloria Sue Stephens - Leachville (07/28/02)
Geneva Gloria Sue Stephens, 58, of Leachville died Friday, July 29, 2002, at her home. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Annie Howard and was a lifelong resident of the Leachville and Monette area. She was a homemaker and a member of the Monette Assembly of God Church...
Billy Gerald Cornish - Monette (07/28/02)
Billy Gerald Cornish, 64, of Monette, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at his residence. He was a retired farmer, of the Baptist faith, lived most of his life in the Monette area, and a member of the Woodman of the World. He is survived by his wife, Coty Ann Cornish of the home; a son, Brady Cornish of Monette; a daughter, Cindy Smith of Weiner; two sisters, Clar Dallas of Dumas and Aileen Castlebury of Paris, Texas; two grandchildren, Morgan Milligan and Cody Smith...
Pearl Ruby Davenport - Manila (07/28/02)
Pearl Ruby Davenport, 88, of Manila, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette, she was the daughter of the late J.B. and Elizabeth Crow Files and was a life-long Manila resident. She was the widow of Claude Davenport and a member of New Harmony Baptist Church...
Edna Mae "Jackie" Eubanks - Ozark (07/28/02)
Edna Mae "Jackie" Eubanks, 76, of Ozark, formerly of Manila, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at Turner Memorial Hospital in Ozark. She was the widow of A.J. Eubanks and had been a resident of Ozark for the past two years. Born at Sallisaw, Okla., she was the daughter of the late Claude and Bertha Mattingly Jackson and had lived most of her life in the Manila and Roseland area. She was a homemaker and member of the First Assembly of God Church in Manila...
Virginia Maxine Hembrey - Leachville (07/28/02)
Virginia Maxine Hembrey, 76, of Leachville, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born at Beebe, she had been a Leachville resident for most of her life and was retired from Brown Shoe Company. Survivors include her husband, Golden Hembrey, of Leachville; a brother, Vernon Cope of Grady; two granddaughters, Tammy Puckett and Shelby Sexton, both of Leachville; and seven great-grandchildren...
Claud Polston - Manila (07/28/02)
Claud Polston, 87, of Manila, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Nursing Center in Blytheville. Born at Hazel Grove, he was the son of the late Christopher and Gurthie Baker Polston and had been a Manila resident since 1944. He was a retired farmer and member of Milligan Ridge Baptist Church. Mr. Polston served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII...
Melda Ball Primm - Little Rock (07/28/02)
Melda Ball Primm, 81, of Little Rock, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Good Samaritan Village in Mountain Home. She was an artist and retired teacher. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and choir, graduate of UALR and received a masters degree in art education from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. ...
James Edward Smithey - Frenchmans Bayou (07/28/02)
James Edward Smithey, 52, of Frenchmans Bayou died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include five sisters, Tommie Ulrich of Joiner, Sharlene Dixon of Bassett, Janie Smithey of West Memphis, Marie Spence of Keiser and Tina Tacker of Shell Lake; two brothers, Johnny Smithey of Caraway and Jerry Smithey of Tupelo, Miss...
Charline McLauchlin - Senath (07/17/02)
Charline McLauchlin, 89, of Senath, formerly of Paragould, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, in the Senath Nursing Center. She was born in Marmaduke and was a homemaker and retired custodial worker. She was a charter member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Paragould where she played piano for more than 40 years...
Donald G. Hastings - Wilson (07/17/02)
Donald G. Hastings, 63, of Wilson died Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. Born November 29, 1938, at Carson Lake, he was a mechanic and of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Hastings of Wilson; his mother Lois Wynn of Water Valley, Miss.; two sons, Tim Hastings of Wilson and Ronald Hastings of Keiser; a daughter, Cindy Shannon of Joiner, a sister, Sheila Barley of Water Valley, Miss.; three brothers, Bobby Hastings of Wind Gap, Pa., Terry Phillip Hastings of Columbus, Miss., and Kenneth Hastings of Osceola; and four grandchildren.. ...
Gracie Jackson Bunch - Manila (07/17/02)
Gracie Jackson Bunch, 91, of Manila, the widow of Pinkie Franklin Bunch, died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Elizabeth Smith Jackson and was a life long Manila resident. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Manila...
James Eugene "Gene" Fletcher - Manila (07/03/02)
James Eugene "Gene" Fletcher, 76, of Manila, died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late George and Edna Mae Fletcher and was a lifelong resident of Manila. He was a retired carpenter...
Mary Sue Fisher Moore - Monette (07/03/02)
Mary Sue fisher Moore, 88, of Monette, died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was retired as Jonesboro High School Librarian, a member of Monette First United Methodist Church, and a member of Craighead Retired Teachers Association. She received her B.S.E. Degree in English from Arkansas State University and her Masters Degree in Library Science from George Peabody College (now a part of Vanderbilt University) in Nashville, Tenn...
Gertie Mae Shannon - Monette (07/03/02)
Gertie Mae Shannon, 85, of Monette died Friday, June 28, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, of the Church of Christ belief and had lived in Arkansas most of her life. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Johnny Montgomery Hale and Espor Shannon, two daughters, Bertha Rosetta Turnbull Allen and Sallie Marie Leonard, a sister and three brothers...
Norma Jean Ashabranner - Manila (07/12/02)
Norma Jean Ashabranner, 70, of Manila, died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at her home. Born at Dexter, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Rosa Moore White and had been a Manila area resident for most of her life. She was a retired school teacher. During her 38-year tenure as an educator she taught English at Manila High School and Gosnell High School and had also served on the Board of Education at Mississippi County Community College in Blytheville...
Lawrence "Larry" Henson - Little Rock (07/12/02)
Lawrence "Larry" Henson, 65 of North Little Rock died July 4, 2002, at his residence. He is formerly from the Blytheville area. He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Barrett; two sons, Terry and Ricky Henson, all of North Little Rock; a sister, Maxine Dunaway of Atkins; a brother, Hiram Henson of Gadston, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Terry Allen Henson and Amber Stewart...
Sydney Tansel Moses "T.M." King - Leachville (07/12/02)
Sydney Tansel Moses "T.M." King, 48, of Leachville died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at Baptist Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Paragould, he was the son of the late Clarence King, Jr., and had been a Leachville and Manila area resident most of his life. He was a 1972 graduate of Manila High School and was a truck driver and a computer draftsman. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Buckeye Baptist Church near Leachville...
Charles C. "Jack" Parker - Leachville (07/12/02)
Charles C. "Jack" Parker, 79 of Leachville, died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at Monette Manor Nursing Home in Monette. Born at Senath, he was the son of the late William and Ruth Elizabeth Parker and had been a Leachville resident since 1983. He lived in St. Louis for 32 years where he worked as a laser operator for McDonnel-Douglas Aircraft in the production of the F-14 Tomcat fighter plane for the United States Navy...
Alvis Garfield Pierce, Jr. - Cardwell (07/12/02)
Alvis Garfield Pierce, Jr., 76, of Cardwell died June 12, 2002, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. He was born Feb. 21, 1926 in Minturn, Ark., and was the son of the late Alvis Garfield and Icel Mae Dailey Pierce. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a 32 Degree Mason and Shriner...
William Herbert Adams - Caraway (07/03/02)
William Herbert Adams, 84, of Caraway died Friday, June 28, 2002, at his home. A retired farmer, he was a member of Caraway First Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and Sunday School superintendent for 25 years. He was born in Caraway and lived in Craighead County a lifetime...