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Obituaries from August 2002

John David Yancey, Jr. - Manila (08/29/02)
John David Yancey, Jr., 44, of Manila, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002 due to injuries received in an auto accident near Manila. Born at Blytheville, he was a lifelong area resident and attended Manila High School. He was a welder and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Roy Gene White, Jr. - Manila (08/29/02)
Roy Gene White, Jr., 37, of Manila, died Sunday due to injuries received in an automobile accident near Manila. Born at West Memphis, he was a resident of Manila for the past 12 years. He attended Rivercrest High School and was a self-employed fabrication contractor and was of the Baptist belief...
Omer Virgle Thomas - Jacksonville (08/29/02)
Omer V. Thomas, 87, of Jacksonville, died Monday, July 29, 2002. He was born in the Mangrum Community to Dock Raymond and Sallie Baugh Thomas and lived in the area until his mid-thirties. He moved to Norfork to work on the Bull Shoals Dam. After its completion he moved to Jacksonville where he worked for a chemical company and then for Remington Arms until his retirement...
Alline Berneice Shatley - Cardwell (08/29/02)
Alline Berneice Shatley, 90, of Cardwell died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at Arkasnas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Cardwell, she was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell. Survivors include her husband, Russell A. ...
W.E. "Gene" Shelton - Manila (08/22/02)
W.E. "Gene" Shelton, 74, of Manila, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Dell, he was the son of the late Will Ed and Abbie Morris Shelton. He moved to Manila in 1944 and farmed in the Milligan Ridge community until his retirement. ...
Clifton Ray Ramsey - McKinney, Texas (08/22/02)
Clifton Ray Ramsey, 60, of McKinney died Aug. 14, 2002, in McKinney, Texas. He was born on June 25, 1942, in Monette to William Clyde and Flora Armenty (Luff) Ramsey. He married Susan Mack on Nov. 4, 1995, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was an equipment operator in the construction business...
Jimmy Nipper - Cardwell (08/22/02)
Jimmy Nipper, 41, of Cardwell died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at Regional Medical Center of NEA. He was employed by Roto-Rooter of Paragould and was a Navy veteran and a member of the National Guard. Survivors include his wife, Darlene Nipper of Cardwell; three sons, Christopher Nipper, Jamie "Bryan" Nipper and Matthew Nipper, all of the home; a daughter, Katelyn Nipper of the home; and his mother and stepfather, Helen and Sam Trowbridge of Jonesboro...
Thelma Lee Pritchett - Manila (08/14/02)
Thelma Lee Pritchett, 70, of Manila died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola. She was a homemaker and member of Manila Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, James McLemore of Blytheville and Jessie McLemore of Luxora; a daughter, Gail Burnett of Manila; a brother, Junior Parks of Chelan, Wash.; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren...
Dorothy Lloyd Williams - Manila (08/14/02)
Dorothy Lloyd Williams, 65, of Manila, the widow of Marion L. "Pete" Williams, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Jonesboro. Born at Heber Springs, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Hattie Rice and had been a Manila resident for the past 20 years. A former St. Louis resident, she was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith...
Euna Faye Ward - Monette (08/14/02)
Euna Faye Ward, 81, of Monette, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was retired from Lepanto Garment Factory, a member of Caraway First Baptist Church, and had lived in the Monette area most of her life. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Irene Ward of Hernando, Miss.; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Dan Deatherage of Harrisburg; two grandchildren, Jason Ward and Sara Ward...
Nathanael Webster "Nate" Varner - Greers Ferry (08/14/02)
Nathanael Webster "Nate" Varner, 73, of Greers Ferry died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Greers Ferry. He was born in Lake City and moved to Greers Ferry six years ago. He was an electrician with General Motors, a Skilled Trades representative at the Chevrolet truck plant of Local 598, a Shriner, a member of the Monette Masonic Lodge 558, a U.S. Army Medical Corps veteran of World War II, and a member of the Okeechobee Christian Church...
Dixie Faye Killian Coulter Johnson - Nashville (08/14/02)
Dixie Faye Killian Coulter Johnson, 68, of Nashville died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002. Born Feb. 17, 1934, in Kennett, she was the daughter of Hazel Fleeman Killian and Robert William Killian. She grew up in Manila and graduated from high school in Blytheville in 1951. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and received a bachelor of science in engineering degree form the University of Arkansas in 1955. She married Don Coulter of Nashville in November 1955 and they were married for 28 years...
William Eugene Harbin - California (08/14/02)
William Eugene "Buck" Harbin, formerly of Monette (Turkey Run Community), died Aug. 1, 2002, at his home in Fresno, Calif. Services were held in Fresno. He was the son of the late Marvin and Agnes Harbin of Monette. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth E. Stanley Harbin, and a daughter, Linda Block...
Izora Freeda Bezzard - Manila (08/14/02)
Izora Freeda Bezzard, 74, of Manila died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lepanto. Survivors include a son, Marty McClure of Tyronza; two daughters, Joann Pearson of Mountain Home and Robin Griggs of Dell; two brothers, Terry Neel of Newport and Grover Neel of Horseshoe Bend; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
Dalton Gene Barber - Jonesboro (08/14/02)
Dalton Gene Barber, 55, of Jonesboro died Aug. 6, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette, he was a retired mechanic and of the Pentecostal belief. He lived in Jonesboro most of his life. Survivors include a son, Dalton Gene Barber Jr. ...
Billy Walker - Joiner (08/07/02)
Billy Walker, 68, of Joiner, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis, Tenn. He was a roofer. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Walker of Joiner; a son, Kenneth Walker of Madison, Miss.; a stepson, Buddy Deeds of Wynne; two daughters, Carolyn Foster of Keiser and Jackie Ward of Tyronza; four sisters, Lois Wright of Anthem, Ariz., Francis Watson of Scottsdale, Ariz., Marium Moore of Heber Springs, and Virginia Robertson of Madison, Miss.; two brothers, Buddy Parham of Marion, J.C. ...
Donald Lee McElroy - Monette (08/07/02)
Donald Lee McElroy, 66, of Monette, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired truck driver and was of the Assembly of God belief. He had lived in the Monette area his entire lifetime. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Earl and Lucille McElroy, and one sister, Donna Jean McElroy...
James C. "Sonny" Dunigan, Jr. - Monette (08/07/02)
James C. "Sonny" Dunigan, Jr., 45, of Monette died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002 at his residence. He was born in Monette and lived most of his life there. He was a former assistant manager of the Quick Shop in Steele, Mo., was a Navy veteran and member of the Apple Hill Church of Christ in...
Rev. Lloyd Barrett - Jonesboro (08/07/02)
Rev. Lloyd Barrett, 87, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at Rose Skill Care Nursing Home in Jonesboro. Born in Roseburg, Ore., he was reared in Black Oak. A Baptist minister and a former employee of General Motors Corp. in Cleveland, he was a member of First Baptist Church in Jonesboro. ...