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Timothy Dwayne Johnson (08/03/15)
Manila Timothy Dwayne Johnson passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Manila. He was born Sept. 30, 1965 in Manila, to Oran "Buddy" and Lucy McCain Johnson. Mr. Johnson was of the Baptist faith, he loved to hunt, fish and tinker around with things...
Rayburn Faulkner (07/28/15)
Rayburn "Smiley" Faulkner, 68 of Caraway, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015. He was born Sept. 10, 1946, in Caraway to the late Ray and Helen Stone Faulkner. He was a lifelong farmer and cattleman. He was of the Baptist belief and enjoyed riding his motorcycle...
Charles Henry Williams (07/27/15)
Charles Henry Williams, 64, of Cardwell, Mo., died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at his home. Born in Paragould, he was the son of the late Henry David Williams and was a lifelong resident of the Cardwell and Arbyrd areas. ...
Beatrice Faye Meacham (07/27/15)
Beatrice Faye Meacham, 89, of Manila, widow of Tom Meacham, passed from this life Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Pocahontas, Ark., to the late Rufus and Reedie Tyler, she had lived most of her life in Manila and was a retired nurses aide for the Manila Nursing Center. Mrs. Meacham loved caring for others and working in her flower garden...
William Bo McCarty (07/27/15)
William "Bo" McCarty, 58, of Cardwell, Mo., died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Paragould, Nov. 8, 1956, to the late William Russell and Virginia Lee McCarty, he had lived most of his life in the Cardwell and Arbyrd areas. ...
Tanner Avery Ramsey Platz (07/27/15)
Tanner Avery Ramsey Platz of Monette left our lives too soon at the young age of 19 on Thursday, July 23, 2015, near Black Oak. Mr. Platz was born Jan. 2, 1996, in Batesville to Clarence and Sandra Ramsey Platz. ...
Zachary Dale Wells (07/25/15)
Mr. Zachary Dale Wells, 19, of Monette, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, near Black Oak. Mr. Wells was born Nov. 24, 1995 in Jonesboro to Dale and Cheryl Dennis Wells. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed duck hunting and fishing. He was a sports fanatic, enjoying watching Razorbacks, BIC Mustangs and Manila Lions basketball and played football for Manila Lions and Rivercrest Colts, and he loved his dog Beau and spending time with family and friends...
Dylan Michael Arthur Fry (07/23/15)
Lake City -- Dylan Michael Arthur Fry passed on July 17, 2015. He is survived by his mother, Ariel Fry; grandparents, Tye and Lisa Combs; great-grandparents, Marvin and Loretta Fry; great-grandma, Jeaniece Combs; aunt, Sarah Faxon (Jeremy); uncle, Branden Combs; great-great-uncle, Larry and Barbie Fry and Jolan of Black Oak; great-uncles and aunts and their families, Lorie Fry and Gary of Leachville, Marvin and Kelly Fry II and Katie and Trey of Monette, Melissa Fry and Alyssa and Skylar of Lake City, Jesse and Sharron Fry and Emily and Jesse of Lake City, Daniel and Brandi Fry and Trintittie and Gavin of Pocahontas, Rusty and Paula Stamp and Josh and Micaela of Jonesboro, Ray and Sherry Matthew of Ashflat, Tim and Stephanie Combs and Clay and Alexa of Alamo, Tenn.; Godparents, Amber Sparkman and JR Dehart.. ...
Tommye Sullivan Givens (07/21/15)
Tommye Sullivan Givens, 93, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015, at her home in Weiner. She was born in Trumann, Ark., on April 4, 1922, to the late C.T. and Ione Sullivan. She was one of five girls born to Mr. ...
George Richard Smith (07/21/15)
George Richard Smith, 79, of the Milligan Ridge community near Manila, died Monday, July 13, 2015 at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. Born in the Shady Grove community, he was the son of the late Claud and Mary Edna Simpson Smith and had been a lifelong Manila area resident...
Geneva Estelle Jackson (07/21/15)
Geneva Estelle Jackson, 63, of Manila died early Friday, July 17, 2015, at her home. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late James Woodrow Macon and Rosie Lee Lutz and had lived several years in the Leola and Sheridan areas before returning to Manila. She was a certified nurses aide and was a member of the Bethabara Baptist Church near Lake City...
Isaac Edgar Covert (07/21/15)
Isaac Edgar Covert, 74, of Vilonia passed from this life Monday, July 13, 2015, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. Born in New Brighton, Penn., he was the son of the late Isaac Herbert and Inez Swan Covert and was raised in the Georgetown, Penn., area. ...
Walter Jerrell Belew (07/21/15)
Walter Jerrell Belew, 79, of Jonesboro, former longtime Portia resident, died Thursday, July 16, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born in the Lesterville community, he was the son of the late Walter and Flossie Webb Belew and had lived most of his life in Lawrence County...
Dorothy Marie Ballard (07/14/15)
Dorothy Marie Ballard, 80, longtime Monette resident and widow of Mr. Gerald Edgar Ballard, passed from this life, Monday, July 13, 2015, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Rivervale, she was the daughter of the late Alvie and Annie Bell Coyle Thomas and was raised in the Caraway area. ...
Jerry Lee Ball (07/14/15)
Jerry Lee Ball, 69, of Paragould, died Friday, July 10, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Brandsville, Mo., he was the son of the late John and Cora Ellison Ball and was raised in the Hornersville, Mo., area. ...
Alvin DeWayne Edwards (07/14/15)
Alvin DeWayne Edwards, 90, of Manila, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Illinois, he was the son of the late Homer and Pearl Windham Edwards. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and also served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. Mr. Edwards was a retired roofer and had been a Manila resident for the past 15 years...
Floyd Ervin Williams (07/14/15)
Floyd Ervin Williams, 76, of Leachville, passed from this life July 7, 2015, at Saint Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Pratem, Mo., he had been a longtime Leachville area resident and was retired from the former Stanley Brock Farms in Leachville...
Charles David Davis, Sr. (07/12/15)
Caraway -- Charles David Davis Sr. passed away July 10, 2015 in NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born April 12, 1948, in Deventer, Mo., to the late Charles Irven Davis and Annie Laverne Griggs Davis. He was a member of the Caraway United Methodist Church, an avid fisherman and industrial engineer. He will be remembered as a loving husband, son, father and grandfather...
Patricia "Patty" Booth (07/12/15)
Patricia "Patty" Booth, 58, of Manila, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born in Aurora, Ill., to the late Harold Dale Chipman and Helen Marie Bradford Chipman...
Christian James Bruce (07/10/15)
Christian James Bruce, 19, peacefully passed over from this life on July 7, 2015, surrounded by many loved ones at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Along with his family, Christian attended New Hope Baptist Church in Caraway. ...
David Eugene Sellers (07/09/15)
David Eugene Sellers, 66, of Caraway, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born April 20, 1949, in Pontiac, Mich., he was the son of the late Donald Malcolm and Donna Bailey Sellers and was an active member of the Caraway United Methodist Church. ...
Shirley Sipes Rice (07/08/15)
Shirley Sipes Rice, 64, of Monette, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015. She was born April 3, 1951, in Paragould to the late Jack and Helen Lewis Sipes of Monette. She was a graduate of Monette High School and was a hairdresser and a homemaker...
Carlos Joseph Walker (07/08/15)
Carlos Joseph Walker, 28, of Manila, died July 5, 2015, at Heber Springs. Born Jan. 2, 1987, in Blytheville, he is the son of Carlos Edward Walker and Jo Ann Freeman Walker both of Osceola. He was employed at Kagome. He was of the Pentecostal Faith...
Beatrice M. Fletcher (06/26/15)
Beatrice M. Fletcher, 93, of Caraway passed away Tuesday June 23, 2015, at Lakeside Nursing Home. She was born to the late Henry Thomas and Clara Brandon Varner Aug. 13, 1921, in Black Oak. She was a homemaker and will be remembered for her love of gardening and working with flowers in her yard as well as being an excellent cook, seamstress and a loving wife, mother and grandmother...
Wanda Lee Stutts (06/25/15)
Wanda Lee Stutts, 85, of Manila, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. She was a lifelong Manila area resident. Wanda was a member of Little River Baptist Church and was a former VBS teacher and Sunday school teacher. She graduated from Manila High School in 1946 where she valedictorian. Wanda loved farming and spending time with her family. She and her family were the Arkansas State Farm Family of 1976 and a former member of the FHA board...
James William Clark (06/23/15)
James William Clark, 82, of Leachville, passed from this life Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Burdette, he was the son of the late A.C. and Lorene Smith Clark and was raised in the Burdette and Luxora areas...
Larry Gene "Whiz" Davis (06/19/15)
Larry Gene "Whiz" Davis, 72, of Manila, passed from this life Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at his home. Born Feb. 20, 1943, in Manila, he was the son of the late Joe and Sallie Cox Davis and attended Manila High School. ...
Winford Doyle Pyland (06/16/15)
Winford Doyle Pyland Monette Winford Doyle Pyland, 88, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Monette Manor. He was born May 28, 1927, in Monette to the late Jim Pyland and Pearl Ward Pyland. He served in the U.S. ...
Jerlean Hogland (06/16/15)
Jerlean Hogland, 89, of Arbyrd, Mo., widow of Robert Lee Hogland, passed from this life Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the Senath Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Senath, Mo. Born in Steele, Mo., she was the daughter of the late John and Lina Fiddler Bradfield and has been an Arbyrd resident since 1973. She was a homemaker and a member of LuLu Baptist Church near Senath...
Wanda Briley (06/16/15)
Mrs. Wanda Briley, 81, of Manila passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at her home. Mrs. Briley was born March 5, 1934, in Manila to the late Brady and Beatrice Brown Camp. Mrs. Briley was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church and enjoyed watching westerns on television...
Norma June Berry Merryman (06/15/15)
Nevada Norma June Berry Merryman of Las Vegas, Nev., formally of Monette, was born to Ola Jeffers Berry and Monroe "Monk" Berry on June 3, 1939, and passed away April 20, 2015. She was raised in Monette and graduated from Monette High School in 1957. She moved to Las Vegas in 1962 and resided there until her death...
Barbara "Bobbie" Wilson (06/12/15)
Barbara "Bobbie" Wilson passed away June 6, 2015, in Fleming Island, Fla. She was born Sept. 12, 1932, near Monette. She was a member of the Keystone Heights Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Bruce Wilson; parents, Floyd and Geneva Darr; sister, Sharon Brooks; brothers-in-law, James Markin and Neil Abel; nephew, Brian Brooks...
Linda Sue Riggs (06/12/15)
Linda Sue Riggs, 61, of Manila, widow of Rodney Riggs, passed from this life Thursday June 11, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Dec. 14, 1953 in Lepanto, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Pauline Pryor Griggs and had been a lifelong resident of Northeast Arkansas. ...
Bradley Odell Rece (06/10/15)
Bradley Odell Rece, 32, of Paragould, died Monday June 8, 2015 at his home. Born in Blytheville, he had lived most of his life in Leachville and attended Buffalo Island Central Schools. He had lived in Paragould for the past year, and worked in the shipping department for Axis. ...
Timothy Ryan Scott (06/10/15)
Timothy Ryan Scott, 30, of Leachville, died Monday, June 8, 2015, near Ripley, TN. Born at Paragould he was raised in Leachville. He was a 2003 graduate of BIC high school and worked several years for Robertson Brothers Furniture in Leachville. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his boys...
Tulula I. Howell (06/08/15)
Memorial service for former Lawton, Okla., resident Tulula I. Howell, 94, of Fayetteville, Ark., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, in the Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Chapel in Lawton with Rev. Cliff Gravitt officiating...
Thelma Joy McCollum (06/05/15)
Thelma Joy McCollum of Marked Tree passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Three Rivers Nursing Center in Marked Tree. She was born at Tyronza Sept. 21, 1934, to the late Lonnie and Bertha Robinson Lane. ...
Clara Reynolds (06/04/15)
Clara Reynolds, 89, of Caraway, died Monday, June 1, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Grider, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Fannie Goble Carpenter. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Doris Faye Holt (06/02/15)
Doris Faye Holt, 76, of Snow Lake, passed from this life Monday, June 1, 2015, at her second home in Manila. Born in Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Rufus and LaVerne Crawford Hampton and was raised in Dell and Manila. A 1956 graduate of Manila High School, she had lived in Snow Lake since 1963 and was a longtime member of the Elaine Baptist Church...
Zelda King (05/22/15)
Zelda King, 93, of Conway, formerly of Manila, the widow of Clifford Leon King, died Monday, May 18, 2015, at the Conway Regional Medical Center. Born in Luxora, she was the daughter of the late Edgar H. ...
Edwin "Skip" Evans (05/22/15)
Edwin "Skip" Evans, 71, of Manila, died Tuesday evening, May 19, 2015, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell, Mo. Born Nov. 2, 1943, in Manila he was the son of the late Keith and Katherine Williams Evans and was a 1962 graduate of Manila High School. ...
Kimberly Rachelle Chipman (05/22/15)
Kimberly Rachelle Chipman, 35, of Leachville, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born July 26, 1979, in Paragould, she was a 1997 graduate of Manila High School and had lived most of her life in the Manila area. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Manila and had lived in Leachville for the past 15 years...
Theo Staggs (05/19/15)
Theo Staggs, 87, of Paragould, died Friday, May 15, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Oct. 1, 1927, in Rombauer, Mo., he was the son of the late Lee Washington and Ivy Pearl Moore Staggs and was raised in the Leachville area. ...
Alpha Rose Reynolds Hensley (05/19/15)
Alpha Rose Reynolds Hensley, 80 of Caraway, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015. She was born Jan. 25, 1935, in Albion to the late Clarence "Dike" and Eula Davis Reynolds. Mrs. Hensley was retired from Basler Electric Company after 20 years of service. ...
William Dwayne Brandon (05/19/15)
William Dwayne Brandon, 58, of West Plains, Mo., died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at his home. Born in Jonesboro he was the son of the late William D. and Shirley Jeanette Ray Brandon and was a former Paragould resident. He was a retired truck driver and had lived in West Plains for the past four years...
Glenda Faye Spain (05/12/15)
Glenda Faye Spain, 70, of Bono, died May 11, 2015, at her residence. She was born Jan. 19, 1945, in Dell to Clarence and Alma Gilmore Counts. She was a retired factory employee and of the Baptist faith...
Frances N. Mitchell (05/12/15)
Frances N. Mitchell, 78, of Dyess, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015, at her residence after a long illness. Mrs. Mitchell was born Jan. 23, 1937, at Prim, Ark., to the late Earnest and Martha Hendrix. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and listening to music...
Lisa M. Southern (05/08/15)
Lisa M. Southern, 36, of Manila passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Sept. 4, 1978, in Memphis to Clarence and Starnita Ladd Southern. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends...
Gathan "Bud" Short (05/07/15)
Gathan "Bud" Short, 71, of Wabash, Ark., passed away Monday, May 4, 2015, in Memphis. Mr. Short was born Jan. 3, 1944 in Manila to the late Gathan Ira Short and Mary Files Short. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Mellwood...
Jim Boyd (05/05/15)
Jim Boyd, 67, of Caraway passed away May 2, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born July 20, 1947, in Caraway, he was the son of the late James and Doris Odell Boyd. He is survived by his brother, Steve Boyd and wife Lisa of Jonesboro; nieces, Kathy, Miranda, Molli and Devan; and nephew, Dillan. Mr. Boyd also leaves several great nieces and nephews...
Geilda Kay Hultquist (05/04/15)
Geilda Kay Hultquist, 75, lovingly known as "Kay Kay", of Leachville, passed from this life and went to Heaven Friday, May 1, 2015. She was born May 27, 1939, to the late Hershel and Edith Buffaloe Johnson. ...
James Leonard Lacey (05/04/15)
Mr. James Leonard Lacey, 81, of Monette passed away April 30, 2015, at Jonesboro Healthcare. Mr. Lacey was born Nov. 20, 1933, in Boydsville, Ark., to the late Benton and Artie Lacey. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Lacey of the home; one stepson, Michael Harris and wife Angela of Ft. ...
Dan Eldon Minirth (04/30/15)
Dan Eldon Minirth, 72, of Manila, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at his home. A lifelong Manila resident, Dan was the son of the late Dan Adam and Pearl Smith Minirth, was a 1961 graduate of Manila High School, and served in the U.S. ...
Mary Lee Thomason (04/30/15)
Mary Lee Thomason, 92, of Siloam Springs, formerly of Leachville, widow of Warren D. Thomason, passed from this life Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Willard Walker Hospice in Fayetteville. ...
Lola Charlene Cook (04/27/15)
Lola Charlene Cook, 76, of Hot Springs, formerly of Leachville, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at the Heritage Health and Rehab Center in Hot Springs. Born in Leachville she was the daughter of the late Homer and Wilma Gladys Church Buck. She was a 1956 graduate of Senath High School and was of the Baptist faith...
Doyle Victor Gilbert (04/27/15)
Doyle Victor Gilbert, 74, of Manila, died Friday April 24, 2015, at his home. Born in Manila, he was the son of the late James M. and Lydia Starkey Gilbert, and had been a lifelong area resident. ...
R.E. "Bud" Cannon (04/21/15)
R.E. "Bud" Cannon, 91, of Jonesboro, formerly of Monette, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015. He was born Oct. 2, 1923, in Senath, Mo., to the late Ben and Mary Essie Tierce Cannon. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of the Monette American Legion Post 136. ...
Walter J. Briley (04/21/15)
Walter J. Briley, 78, of Manila, passed away April 16, 2015, at his home. Born Sept. 28, 1936, in Manila, he was the son of the late Talmadge Eugene and Pauline Emily Wortham Briley and had been a longtime area resident. He was a United States Army veteran, owned Briley's Body Shop in Manila and enjoyed woodworking and making duck calls...
Ada Nadine Winstead (04/20/15)
Ada Nadine Winstead, age 65, of Caraway, died Saturday April 18, 2015, at her home. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Ellis and Sybil Douglas Winstead and had been a lifelong area resident. She attended Milligan Ridge Baptist Church and had been a Caraway resident for the past 20 years...
Howard Reeves (04/13/15)
Howard Reeves, 93 of Monette, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 13, 1922, in Monette to Clarence M. and Hettie Birmingham Reeves. He and his wife Suda owned and operated Reeves' Grocery Store for 29 years in Monette. ...
Woodrow Henry (04/13/15)
Woodrow Henry, 85, of Manila died Saturday April 11, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A lifelong Manila resident, Woodrow was the son of the late Charley and Goldia Fleeman Henry and was a 1949 graduate of Manila High School. ...
Jessie Raymond Hill (04/10/15)
Jessie Raymond Hill, 69, of Manila, died Thursday, April 9, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila he was the son of the late James Byron Lee and Lois Lorene Murphy Hill and had been a lifelong area resident. He was a retired bus mechanic for the Manila School District for 20 years...
Doris L. Robertson (04/10/15)
Doris L. Robertson, 88, of Manila, widow of Thomas Robertson, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born Aug. 18, 1926, in Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Thelma Houston Holder, and was also raised by her stepfather, Virgil Cunningham. ...
Kevin Lloyd Cagle (04/07/15)
Kevin Lloyd Cagle, 20, of Leachville, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in San Francisco, Calif. Born in Paragould, he was a lifelong Leachville resident and had attended Buffalo Island Central Schools and Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville. He was formerly employed as a stockman at Walmart in Paragould. Kevin was an avid reader and video game enthusiast...
Bertha Jane Crabtree (04/06/15)
Bertha Jane Crabtree, 81, a lifelong Manila resident, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Mrs. Crabtree was born March 2, 1934, in Thida, Ark., to the late Robert Allen and Laura Jane Nolan Davidson. Mrs. Crabtree was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed riding around, coon hunting, rooster fighting and spending time with family and friends...
Nancy Marie Stallings (03/31/15)
Nancy Marie Stallings, age 87, of Manila, passed from this life Monday March 30, 2015, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Pearly Barnhill Ray and had been an area resident for most of her life. ...
Dr. David Michael Bennett (03/31/15)
Dr. David Michael Bennett, 44, of Joiner, died Friday, March 27, 2015, in Alexandria, La. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Howard Funeral Service of Manila. Guest register: www.howardfuneralservice.com...
Debra Lynn Barnes (03/24/15)
Debra Lynn Barnes, 62, of Manila, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Dec. 13, 1952, at Wilson, she was the daughter of the late Hermon and Leona Goldman Mofield and was raised in the Joiner and Bassett areas. She had been a Manila resident for the past 10 years and was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ...
Keith Alan Williamson (03/22/15)
Keith Williamson, 45, of Marmaduke passed from this life on Sunday, March 15, 2015. He was born Feb. 9, 1970, to Walter Don and Shirley Presley Williamson. He was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church and he loved to hunt...
Michael Duane Robins (03/18/15)
Michael Duane Robins, age 44, of Lake City, died Sunday March 15, 2015, at his home. Born in Douglas, Mich., he was the son of the late Jerry Mac and Lola Joyce Chadwick Robins, and had been a Lake City resident since 1974. ...
Garland Wayne Platz (03/18/15)
Garland Wayne Platz, 70 of Lake City, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House surrounded by his loving wife, children, grandchildren and family members as well as the many people he touched throughout his life...
Richard Harold George (03/18/15)
Richard Harold George, 74 of Caraway, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born September 25, 1940, in Kennett, Mo., to the late Olen and Helen George. ...
J.B. Simpson (03/16/15)
J.B. Simpson, 86, of Manila, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born April 6, 1928, in Calhoun City, Miss., he had been a Manila area resident for over 80 years and was the son of the late William Morris and Clara Harrellson Simpson. ...
Betty Roe (03/16/15)
Betty Lou Roe, 87, longtime Leachville resident and widow of Finis Roe, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 4, 1927, in Caraway, she was the daughter of the late Welzie and Emma Smith Houchin and was a 1944 graduate of Lepanto High School. ...
Harold Edward Posey, Sr. (03/16/15)
Harold Edward Posey Sr., 78, of Leachville, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015, at the Phil and Flo Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Harold was born Nov. 21, 1936, in Steele, Mo., and graduated from Wardell High School in 1955. ...
Dorothy Brewer Penter (03/16/15)
Dorothy Brewer Penter, 84, of Lake City, died Friday, March 13, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Feb. 6, 1931, in the Hackberry community, near Caraway, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Davis and Meda Ragsdale Harlan and was a 1949 graduate of Caraway Central High School. ...
John Wesley Moore, Jr. (03/16/15)
John Wesley Moore, Jr., 56, of Leachville died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born May 2, 1958, in Kennett, Mo., to the late John Wesley and Rita Baker Moore, he had been a lifelong resident of the Leachville-Manila areas. John was a 1976 graduate of Manila High School and was a retired machinist...
Ralph Edmond Barton, Jr. (03/16/15)
Ralph Edmond Barton, Jr., 60, of Leachville, died Friday, March 13, 2013, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A Newport native, he was the son of the late Ralph and Vennie Davis Barton and had been a Leachville resident for many years. He was active in the community and had served as a first responder and volunteer fireman...
Joe Martin "Marty" Wilkinson (03/10/15)
Joe Martin "Marty" Wilkinson, 54, of Caraway passed away Monday, March 09, 2015, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock. Mr. Wilkinson was born April 27, 1960, in Memphis to Kilborn and Louise Wilkinson. Mr. Wilkinson enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching football and spending time with his family...
Dorothy Lola Nance (03/10/15)
Monette Dorothy Lola Nance, 91, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born March 7, 1924, in Monette to the late Daniel and Blanche Logan Salmon. She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Full Gospel Church. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother...
Donald Gerald Bridges (03/09/15)
Donald Gerald Bridges, 75, of Leachville, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville, he was the son of the late John and Innis Owens Bridges and had lived most of his life in the Leachville and Monette areas. A 1957 graduate of Monette High School, he later served in the Army National Guard, and was of the Baptist faith...
Joseph Chapin (03/09/15)
Joseph Chapin, 74, of Searcy, former longtime Manila resident, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at the White County Medical Center in Searcy. Born July 13, 1940, to the late Joe and Delilah Walling Chapin he had lived most of his life in Manila. Joseph has no immediate survivors...
Wayva Joy Hollis (03/09/15)
Wayva Joy Hollis, 86 of Leachville, passed from this life Sunday March 8, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Senath, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Walter Lee and Mildred Lewis Ross and was a 1947 graduate of Senath High School. ...
Lloyd Ray Long (03/09/15)
Lloyd Ray Long, age 79, of Leachville, passed from this life, Thursday March 5, 2015, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. The son of the late John Washington and Lillian Burt Long, he was born in Rosie, Ark., and had been a Leachville area resident since 1950. ...
Sue Westmorlan (03/03/15)
Mrs. Sue Westmorlan, 71, of Manila, passed away Feb. 4, 2015, at the NHC Healthcare in Kennett, Mo. Born Aug. 31, 1943, in Hornersville, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Ellis and Gladys Bounds Cole and had been a longtime area resident. Mrs. Westmorlan enjoyed drawing, painting and gardening...
Ed Lambert (03/03/15)
Manila -- Ed Lambert, 61, of Manila died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at his home. Born July 27, 1953, in Parkin, he was the son of the late Charles and Dorothy Patterson Lambert and had been a Manila resident for over 50 years. ...
MyrnaDee Kisner (03/03/15)
Black Oak -- Myrna Dee Kisner, 79, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her residence. She was born April 5, 1935, in Black Oak to the late Marvin and Lorine Armstrong. She was a homemaker and an active member of the Black Oak Church of Christ. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother who loved her family, church and enjoyed fishing and reading...
William Lindsey (03/02/15)
William "Bill" Erskine Lindsey of Falmouth, Ky., formerly of Manila, Ark., passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at St. Elizabeth, Edgewood, Ky. He was the son of L.B. and Audie Mae Lindsey. He was a short and long distance truck driver for over 45 years and a teamster...
Vernon Arthur Davidson (03/02/15)
Vernon Arthur Davidson, 78, of Kennett, Mo., passed from this life Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at his home. Born in Kennett, he was the son of the late Vessie Herbert and Drusilla Sanders Davidson and had been a lifelong southeast Missouri resident. ...
Roger Lynn Daggett (03/02/15)
Roger Lynn Daggett, 49, of Jonesboro passed away Feb. 26, 2015, at his home. Born July 23, 1965, in Manila, he was the son of Jim and Mildred Martin Sellers and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Caraway. Mr. Daggett was an avid outdoorsman and loved kayaking, canoeing and being at Spring River...
Billy Joe Ketchum (03/02/15)
Billy Joe Ketchum, 82, of Norman, Okla., passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, after a five year battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 20, 1932, in Manila, Ark., to Hubert and Ola (Fleeman) Ketchum...
Opal McCowan (02/25/15)
Opal McCowan, 87, of Rivervale, Ark., passed from this life on Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015, in Jonesboro. She was born on Oct. 2, 1927, in Stonewall, Ark., to Charles and Ida Mannon Nelson. Mrs. ...
Peggie Roselee Benham (02/24/15)
Peggie Roselee Benham, 68, of Manila passed away Feb. 20, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Nov. 24, 1946 in Enola, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Jim and Lori Pate Ford and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Benham enjoyed watching wrestling, sci-fi and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Thomas Ricci Waugh (02/24/15)
Thomas Ricci Waugh, 60, of Black Oak passed away Feb. 22, 2015, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born June 24, 1954 in Jonesboro, he was the son of the late J.L. and Mary Pennington Waugh and had served in the National Guard. ...
Charles Stephen Shipley (02/23/15)
Manila -- Charles Stephen Shipley, 49, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Great River Medical Center. He was born Dec. 17, 1965, in Gary, Ind. Charles had been an EMT in Indiana and a police officer with Blytheville and Mississippi County departments. He was a fan of NASCAR and enjoyed hunting and fishing...
Edith L. LaFarlette (02/23/15)
Edith L. LaFarlette, 98, of Monette passed away Feb. 20, 2015, in St. Bernards Hospital under the care of St. Bernards Hospice. She was born May 6, 1916, in Harrisburg to the late Charles E. and Laura M. Adams Coleman. She was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and sister who spent her life taking care of others...
James McDonald "Mack" Johnson (02/23/15)
James McDonald "Mack" Johnson, 65, of Blytheville, passed from this life Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at the South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center in Osceola. Born in Marked Tree to the late Thomas James and Charlene Floyd Johnson, he was a self-employed auto mechanic and had lived in Blytheville for the past 25 years. ...
Virginia Pearl Pittman (02/20/15)
Monette -- Virginia Pearl Pittman, 79, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 at her residence. She was born Oct. 18, 1935, in Cardwell, Mo., to the late John Franklin and Jewell Lois Carter Glenn. She was an EMT for 23 years with the Buffalo Island Ambulance Service in Monette and District Softball Commissioner, umpire and softball coach for 23 years. ...
Orrie "Tincy" Manus (02/19/15)
Monette -- Orrie "Tincy" Manus, 80, passed away Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. He was born Sept. 21, 1934, in Monette to the late Luther and Beatrice Manus, Sr. He had been a farmer and also worked at a cotton gin. He enjoyed flea markets and his family...
Dolores Ioan Sharp (02/17/15)
Dolores Sharp, 89, of Leachville, widow of Robert Sharp, passed from this life, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at her home. Born in Monette, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Jewell Goss Metcalf and was a graduate of Leachville High School. She was a lifelong Leachville resident and member of the First Baptist Church...