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Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Obituaries from

Floyd Stone (08/26/14)
Floyd Stone, 65, of Manila passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at his home. Mr. Stone was born July 14, 1949, in Manila to Bennie and Loretta Starkey Stone. He enjoyed making duck calls and riding motorcycles...
Thomas Wayne Steen (08/26/14)
Thomas Wayne Steen, 76, of Marked Tree, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Mr. Steen was born May 7, 1938, to the late William Clay and Bertie Mae James Steen in Corinth, Miss. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed fishing...
Robert "Eddie" Edward Rolland (08/26/14)
Jonesboro -- Robert "Eddie" Edward Rolland, 61, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born July 12, 1953, in Flint, Mich. Eddie served his country proudly in the United States Air Force. He was an auctioneer for Leele's Market and loved everybody and never met a stranger. He will be remembered as a loving husband, son, father and grandfather...
Carl Owen Beck, Jr. (08/26/14)
Carl Owen Beck, Jr. age 62, of Manila, died Sunday August 24, 2014 at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Howard Funeral Service of Manila. Guest register at http://www.howardfuneralservice.com/...
Helen L. Faulkner (08/26/14)
Helen L. Faulkner, 90 of Caraway, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born Jan. 16, 1924, in Caraway to the late James and Elzie Stone. She and her husband farmed for many years in the Caraway area and their cattle farm near Brookland. Mrs. Helen was a member of the Caraway First Baptist Church...
Norman Williams (08/19/14)
Norman Williams, 78, a lifelong resident of Black Oak, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mr. Williams was born Feb. 7, 1936, in Black Oak to the late Jake "JK" and Eva Fisher Williams. ...
Gerald Wayne Daniel (08/18/14)
Gerald Wayne Daniel, 67, of Manila died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Nov. 12, 1946, in Leachville, to the late Guy Martin and Bessie Mae McCraw Daniel, he had been a lifelong Manila resident and retired from the City of Manila after more than 30 years with the water department. Gerald was of the Baptist faith...
Larry D. Osborn (08/18/14)
Larry D. Osborn, "Mr. Osborn," departed this life Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Jonesboro, at the age of 69. He was born Oct. 13, 1944, in Black Oak, the son of the late J.E. Osborn and Sally Wilson Osborn. ...
Donald Melton Brooks (08/10/14)
Donald "Donnie" Melton Brooks, age 81, of Manila died Friday August 8, 2014, at his home. Born Nov. 4, 1932, at Manila, he was the son of the late Clarence and Zephyr Thomas Brooks and had been a lifelong Manila resident. ...
Omer Franklin "Frank" Spurlock (08/10/14)
Brooklyn, Ohio -- Omer Franklin "Frank" Spurlock, 74, passed from this life on May 29, 2014, in the company of his loving sister, Mary Bess, while they were visiting their cousin, Esther Ruth Lorance Jones, at her home in Bryant, Ark...
H.M. "Tink" Wimberley (08/10/14)
H.M. "Tink" Wimberley departed this life Aug. 4, 2014, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Tink was born Aug. 12, 1928, at Etowah to Monroe and Emma Wimberley and moved to the Macey Community at a young age. ...
Zachary Max Jackson (08/10/14)
Zachary Max Jackson, infant son of John and Chandra Pesce Jackson, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Zachary was preceded in death by a sister, Angelica Dawn Jackson, his maternal grandmother, Sarah Pesce, and his paternal grandfather, Bo Jackson...
Anabeth Holt (08/05/14)
Anabeth Holt, 83, of the Milligan Ridge community near Manila, widow of Gene Holt, passed from this life Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born May 6, 1931, in Manila, she was the daughter of the late W.M. ...
Pamela L. Searcy Carter Doster (08/04/14)
Pamela L. Searcy Carter Doster of Tampa, Fla., died July 15, 2014, from injuries sustained in a boating accident. She was born July 5, 1969, to Ron L. Searcy and Rose Mary Polston. She was preceded in death by a sister, Rhonda Sims, and stepfather, Lowell E. Polston...
Linda Ruth Powell (08/04/14)
Linda Ruth Powell, 65, of Manila died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Leachville she was the daughter of the late Henry and Carrie Lovelace Shipley and had been a longtime resident of Gary, Ind., before making her home in Manila 13 years ago...
Melinda Kay Myers Edgin (08/04/14)
Melinda Kay Myers Edgin, 41, of Hot Springs, formerly of Leachville, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Leachville. Born in Osceola, she was a graduate of Buffalo Island Central High School and had lived most of her life in Leachville. She had been a Hot Springs resident for the past four months...
Joe Dean Pierce (08/01/14)
Joe Dean Pierce, 77, of Manila died Wednesday July 30, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila he was the son of the late Arthur Dean and Jeraldine L. Edwards Pierce and had been a lifetime Manila resident. ...
James Boswell "Jim" Cheadle (07/29/14)
James Boswell "Jim" Cheadle, 87, of Manila, widower of Peggy Fleeman Cheadle, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Norman, Okla., he had been a longtime Manila resident. ...
Bertha Walker Sparkman (07/28/14)
Monette -- Bertha Walker Sparkman, 94, departed this life Monday, July 14, 2014, at her daughter's home in Auburn Hills, Mich. She was born Dec. 29, 1919, in Cherry Valley, the daughter of the late Henry Duke and Mary Jane Banton Duke. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God. She loved to quilt and cook and was often called the world's greatest cook and baker...
Cordia M. Sexton (07/28/14)
Monette Cordia M. Sexton, 94, of Monette passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at her home. She was born November 23, 1919, in Mountain View to the late John and Anna Lou Ward Smithee. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church and worked as a store clerk in the Monette area for many years...
Jerry Ray Grant (07/28/14)
Monette -- Jerry Ray Grant, 74, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his home. He was born Feb. 10, 1940, in Jonesboro to the late Roy and Carrie Grant. He was a member of the American Legion for many years and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed watching football and NASCAR as well as going fishing...
Ricky Daniel Parsley (07/18/14)
Ricky Daniel Parsley, 46, of Manila, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at his home. Born in Osceola he was the son of the late Randall and Glenda Holt Parsley and had been a lifelong Manila resident and was retired from Stone's Construction Company in Manila...
Lorene Frances Parks (07/17/14)
Lorene Frances Parks, 88, of Manila, widow of Clarence Parks, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born Aug. 15, 1925, in Paragould, she was a lifetime Manila area resident and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Manila...
Louise Kenchens (07/17/14)
Louise Kenchens, 84, of Leachville, widow of Chestine Kenchens, died Monday July 14, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Jan. 29, 1930, in Sulphur Rock, the daughter of the late George and Myrtle Reddell Keller and had been a Leachville resident for most of her life. ...
Dorothy Lee Lambert (07/14/14)
Dorothy Lee Lambert, 87, of Manila, widow of Charles Lambert, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in the Cold Water community in Mississippi County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Cora Lee Patterson and had been a Manila resident the past 55 years. ...
Thomas Gene "Mutley" Metcalf (07/11/14)
Thomas Gene "Mutley" Metcalf, 56, of Hornersville, Mo., died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the family home. A lifelong Hornersville resident, he attended Senath-Hornersville Public Schools and later served in the U.S. Army. He was a diesel mechanic for Bibbs Trucking in Hornersville, and was of the Baptist faith...
Ruby Jewel Cloninger (07/11/14)
Ruby Jewel Cloninger, 67, of Leachville, died Wednesday July 9, 2014, at UAMS in Little Rock. Born at Oak Grove, La., she was the daughter of the late George and Lona Mae Gilliam Hice and had been a Leachville resident the past 37 years. She was a 1965 graduate of Luxora High School, was retired from Bassler Electric in Caraway and was of the Baptist faith...
Billy Wayne Sneed (07/08/14)
Billy Wayne Sneed, 78, of Cherokee Village passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014, at White River Health Systems in Batesville. Mr. Sneed was born June 15, 1936, in Caraway to the late Jake and Ruth Haney Sneed. He was the owner and operator of the Phillips 66 Station in Caraway for over 50 years. He enjoyed woodworking, drag racing and spending time with his family...
Winnie Fay Wilson (06/30/14)
Winnie Fay Wilson, 90, of Paragould, former longtime Leachville resident, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born April 21, 1924, near Arbyrd, Mo., she was the daughter of the late William Robert and Ruth Allison Aaron and had lived most of her life in Leachville. ...
John Tune (06/30/14)
John Tune, 101, of Manila, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Jan. 6, 1913, in Keyesport, Ill., he was the son of the late Ira and Rosie Harp Tune. As a boy he moved to Missouri with his family in a covered wagon and later moved to northeast Arkansas. ...
Lula "Toots" Lang (06/30/14)
Lula "Toots" Lang passed away peacefully June 26, 2014, at 89 years of age. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years. She spent most of her life in northeast Arkansas near the community of Monette where she was a lifelong member of Mount Pleasant General Baptist Church. ...
Junior Leon "Bug" Hensley (06/30/14)
Junior Leon "Bug" Hensley, 83, of Caraway, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at his residence. He was born April 14, 1931, in Batesville to the late James and Martha "Mattie" Bolin Hensley. Mr. Hensley retired as a Greyhound bus driver after 35 years of service and formerly was a farmer, policeman and barber. ...
Velma Green (06/30/14)
Velma Green, 75, of Manila, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Dell, she was the daughter of the late Josh and Gertie Lowe Foster and had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was a retired seamstress for the former Mid-South Footwear of Manila...
Tim Wayne Bandy (06/30/14)
Tim Wayne Bandy, 73, of Leachville, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at his home. Born March 31, 1941, in Bay, to the late Albert and Audrey Bibbs Bandy, the family moved to Leachville in 1949 where Tim attended Leachville High School before joining the U.S. ...
Roosevelt "R.J." Bennett (06/24/14)
Manila Roosevelt J. Bennett, 81, of Manila, died Monday, June 16, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born March 15, 1933, in Manila, he was the son of the late Olen and Ruth Bennett and had been a lifelong area resident. ...
Janet Lucille Lambert (06/17/14)
Janet Lucille Lambert, 67, of Manila, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Mrs. Lambert was born May 24, 1947, in Kennett, Mo., to the late Price and Grace Herron Nettles. Mrs. Lambert enjoyed coloring, crossword puzzles, and buying shoes and purses...
Melva Bibb Harsh (06/17/14)
Melva Bibb Harsh, 79, of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Monette, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Leesburg. She was born Jan. 7, 1935, to the late David and Irene Coffee Wiser in Leachville. She lived in Leachville for 15 years then married James Bibb of Monette and moved to Sturgis, Mich., for 25 years before moving back to Leachville in 1975. ...
Paralee H. McFarlin (06/09/14)
Mrs. Paralee H. McFarlin of Monette departed this life Friday, June 6, 2014, in Jonesboro, at the age of 88. She was born April 27, 1926, in Little River, Ark., the daughter of the late Arthur Dougherty and Bertha Keith Dougherty. ...
Clyde Arthur Cobbs (06/09/14)
Clyde Arthur Cobbs, 76, of Cardwell, Mo., passed away June 8, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born May 9, 1938, in Leachville, he was the son of the late Robert and Minnie Bush Cobbs and was a United States Army veteran and a former truck driver. Mr. Cobbs was of the Baptist faith and loved dancing, listening to music and talking with friends...
Donna Jo Weathers (06/06/14)
Donna Jo Weathers, 55, of Manila, died Thursday, June 5, 2014, at her home. Born Dec. 15, 1958, in Osceola, she was the daughter of the late Norma Faye Stone Watts and had lived most of her life in Manila. She was a retired certified nurses aide and a former employee of the Monette Manor and Manila Nursing Centers...
Allen Wayne Holt (06/05/14)
Allen Wayne Holt, age 68, of Manila, died Tuesday June 3, 2014, at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Manila to the late Robert and Irene Hale Holt he had been a lifelong area resident and was a retired heavy equipment operator...
Infant Cedric Dewayne Roberts III (06/04/14)
Cedric Dewayne Roberts,III, infant son of Cedric Dewayne Roberts,Jr. and Heather Nicole Yancey, was born March 13, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro and passed from this life May 31, 2014 at his parents home in Jonesboro...
Marvin Dale Bibbs (06/02/14)
Marvin Dale Bibbs of Trumann celebrated his passage into heaven on May 31, 2014, at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Polli Bibbs; three children, James Paul Rowlett (Sarah), Cindi Carter (David), and Misty Bibbs; and eight grandchildren, Samantha, Riane, Jack, Rachel, Mary Lauren, Jimmy, Bella, and Laley, all of whom he loved very much. ...
Linel Ozell Kelley, Sr. (05/30/14)
Linel Ozell Kelley, Sr., 84 of Manila, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Manila Nursing Center. He was born June 14, 1929, at Mills Point, Texas, the son of Linel Kelley and Alma Walker Kelley. He was a retired farmer and served in the National Guard. He was a member of Bassett Church of God...
Vernon Ray Hill, Sr. (05/30/14)
Vernon Ray Hill Sr. 69, of Black Oak passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born May 23, 1945, in Black Oak to the late Lee and Gledis Vowell Hill. Mr. Hill will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather who loved to hunt and fish and spend time outdoors on his land in Calamine. ...
Paul Richard Hill (05/30/14)
Paul Richard Hill, 58, of Ethelsville, Ala., died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala. Born June 6, 1955, at Kalamazoo, Mich., he was the son of the late John and Helen Rotach Hill and had been a Michigan resident before making his home in Alabama in 1989. ...
Roland Greer (05/30/14)
Roland Greer, 48, of Manila, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, near Monette. Born at Manila, he was a lifelong area resident and a 1984 graduate of Manila High School. He was a self employed contractor and was of the Baptist faith. Roland enjoyed hunting for arrow heads and marbles, fishing and Nascar...
Tiffany Maria Adams (05/30/14)
Tiffany Maria Smith Adams, 29, of Jonesboro, formerly of Manila, passed from this life, Monday, May 26, 2014, at The Med in Memphis. Born March 28, 1985, in Melbourne, Fla., she was a 2003 graduate of Manila High School and had lived most of her life in Manila. ...
Violet Elizabeth Alexander (05/27/14)
Violet Elizabeth Alexander, 92, of Manila, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born in a log cabin near Greenville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Addie Mae Collins Waddell. ...
Perry Lynn Cude (05/27/14)
Perry Lynn Cude, Sr. 76, of Leachville, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville he was the son of the late Johnny Cude and was a 1956 graduate of Leachville High School. ...
Louie Lee Reyna (05/22/14)
Louie Lee Reyna, 17, of Brookland, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis. Louie loved video games, music and singing. He was a student at Brookland High School. He attended Brookland Baptist Church and Woods Chapel General Baptist Church...
Annette Beach (05/22/14)
Dorothy Annette Beach, 74, widow of Charles "Buck" Beach and longtime Leachville resident, passed from this life Monday May 19, 2014, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. ...
Ronald Wayne Fry (05/19/14)
Ronald Wayne "Ron" Fry, 79, of Mountain Home, former Cardwell, Mo., resident, passed from this life Thursday May 15, 2014, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Mo. Born in Cardwell to the late Roy and Flossie Fleeman Fry, he grew up in Cardwell and was a 1953 graduate of Cardwell High School. ...
Billie Parker (05/19/14)
Mrs. Billie "B" Parker, 89, of Bluefield, W. Vir., former longtime Cardwell, Mo., resident, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 11, 2014. She was born July 23, 1924 in Cardwell to the late William E. Grady, Jr. and Sarethna Newsom Grady...
Laverne Seymore Grooms (05/16/14)
Laverne Seymore Grooms, 85, of Paducah, Ky., formerly of Leachville and Blytheville, passed from this life Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Superior Care Nursing Home in Paducah. She was born Dec. ...
Teresa Dianne Hiser (05/15/14)
Teresa Dianne Hiser, 58, of Manila, passed from this life, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Rountree and had been a lifelong resident of the Manila and Leachville area. She attended Manila High School and was a former employee of the Monette Manor Nursing Center...
Douglas Wayne Dearen (05/15/14)
Douglas Wayne Dearen, 61, of Caruthersville, Mo., passed away Monday, May 12, 2014, at his home. Born March 25, 1953, in Memphis, he was the son of the late James and Pearl Morgan Dearen. Mr. Dearen was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed fishing...
Virginia Charlene Williams (05/15/14)
Virginia Charlene "Chuckie" Williams, 67, of Manila passed from this life, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at her home. Born in Bono, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Neval Lora Hanes Adaire and had been a longtime Manila resident. ...
Glenville J. Nettles (05/13/14)
Glenville J. Nettles, 71, of Monette, passed away at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro on Friday, May 2, 2014. Glenville was born Jan. 10, 1943, in Monette to the late Glen and Imogene Caldwell Nettles...
Jo Ann Browning (05/13/14)
Manila -- Mrs. Jo Ann Browning, widow of Cecil Browning, passed from this life Saturday May 10, 2014, in Portland, Tenn., at the age of 81 years. Born June 9, 1932, at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Ethel Green Carpenter and was a lifelong Manila resident. Mrs. Browning was a former longtime cook for Manila Public Schools and was a member of the Westside Baptist Church...
Keith Metheny (05/13/14)
Keith Metheny, 54, of Cardwell, Mo., passed from this life Friday, May 9, 2014, at his home. Born in Leachville, he was the son of the late Jim and Barbara Leonard Metheny and had been a lifelong resident of the Leachville and Cardwell areas. ...
Mildred Veronica Austin (05/12/14)
Mrs. Mildred Veronica Austin of Caraway departed this life Friday, May 9, 2014, at her home at the age of 70. She was born Nov. 18, 1943, in Leachville, the daughter of the late Clyde Crabtree and Adell Wheeler Crabtree. ...
Tommy Gene Elinburg, Sr. (05/12/14)
Mr. Tommy Gene Elinburg, Sr., 61, of West Ridge, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born April 15, 1953, in Yazoo City, Miss., he was the son of the late of William Thomas and Ava Pauline Ivy Elinburg and had been a longtime area resident. ...
Carlos Lafon Frye (05/09/14)
Carlos Lafon Frye, 87 of Higden, Ark., passed away May 6, 2014 in his home. He was born Jan. 22, 1927 in Steele, Mo., to the late Carlos and Rosa Frye. He was a veteran of the US Army...
Garry Dan Bunch (05/02/14)
Garry Dan Bunch, 62, of Manila passed from this life Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville he was the son of the late George and Grace Hicks Bunch and had been a Manila resident for most of his life. ...
Sandra Ramsey Platz (04/30/14)
Sandra Ramsey Platz, 43, of Monette, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, at her home. Born Aug. 25, 1970, in Jonesboro, she was the daughter of the late Auddie and Delores Mask Ramsey. Mrs. ...
Janet Lois Martin (04/28/14)
Janet Lois Martin, 75, of Manila, died Sunday April 27, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Jan. 16, 1939, in Benton Harbor, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Emma Hebner Hubbard and had been a Manila resident for over 30 years...
Nola Mae "Nickie" Powell (04/28/14)
Mrs. Nola Mae "Nickie" Powell, 90, of Jonesboro, former longtime Leachville resident, passed from this life Friday, April 25, 2014, at Culpepper Place of Jonesboro. Born in Jan. 15, 1924, in Morris, Okla., she was the daughter of the late John Albert and Grace E. Nichols. Her late husband, Dr. H.M. Powell, practiced dentistry in Leachville for 36 years until his retirement...
John Burl Sitz, Jr. (04/25/14)
John Burl Sitz, Jr., 69, of Williford died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born Aug. 13, 1944, in Inglewood, Calif., to the late John Burl, Sr. and Helen Watkins Sitz...
Charles William Beach (04/25/14)
Charles William "Bill" Beach, 68, of Manila, passed from this life, Friday, April 25, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Aug. 31, 1945, in the family home in the Buckeye community, he was the son of the late Charles "Buck" and Wilma Hill Beach and had lived most of his life in Manila. ...
James Thomas Key (04/17/14)
James Thomas Key, 88, of Manila, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born Aug. 29, 1925, in Osceola, he was the son of the late Andrew and Clara Bell Key and had lived most of his life in the Manila area. He was a retired farmer and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Charles Wesley Smith (04/15/14)
Charles Wesley Smith, 67, of Manila, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Mr. Smith was born March 3, 1947, in Manila to the late Clyde and Ethel Wright Smith. Mr. Smith enjoyed working on cars, especially his toy, a 1937 Jaguar.
Thelma Cason Price (04/15/14)
Thelma Cason Price, 93, of Monette passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice in Jonesboro. Born in Tuckerman, Aug. 20, 1920, Thelma lived msot of her life in Monette and was a member of Monette First Baptist Church. She loved gardening, sewing, baking and spending precious time with her family...
John Lilbourn Gilbow (04/15/14)
John Lilbourn Gilbow, 67, of Hollywood, Mo., died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his home. Born Aug. 25, 1946, in Troy, Ohio, he was the son of the late Robert and Dolley Mae Bertholemy Gilbow and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a retired truck driver and had lived in central Arkansas before making his home in Hollywood in 1998...
Bobby D. Pate (04/11/14)
Bobby Dale Pate, 67, of Leachville, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Feb. 2, 1947, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., he was the son of the late Bud and Hazel Sneed Pate and had lived most of his life in Leachville. ...
Abbie Marie Criddle (04/11/14)
Abbie Marie Criddle, 65, of Leachville, died Wednesday April 9, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born April 20, 1948, at Yazoo City, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Johnny and Hazel Fuller Vinson and was raised in Belzoni, Miss. She had been a Leachville resident for the past 25 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Kenneth Earl Holt, Sr. (04/08/14)
Kenneth Earl Holt, Sr., 59, of Manila, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Nov. 20, 1954, in Manila, he was the son of Calvin and Melva Ingram Holt and was a longtime area resident. ...
Hattie Faye Barlow Hitchcock (04/01/14)
Hattie Faye Barlow Hitchcock, 63, of Manila, passed away Friday March 28, 2014 at Jonesboro. Born in Crenshaw, Miss., she was the daughter of the late James and Nettie Taylor Barlow. She had lived most of her life in Houston, Texas, before moving to Manila in 1998...
Henry Grady Pasley (04/01/14)
Henry Grady Pasley, 88, of Manila, passed from this life, Sunday March 30, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born May 12, 1925, in Manila, he was the son of the late Benton Eugene and Rennee Foster Pasley and had spent most of his life in Manila where he was a commercial fisherman, farmer and member of the Brown's Chapel Baptist Church...
Brenda Kaye Keller (03/27/14)
Brenda Kaye Keller, 55, of Manila, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, at Van Buren. Born July 15, 1958, in Osceola, she was the daughter of Walter and Wanda Camp Briley and had been a longtime area resident. Mrs. Keller was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church, enjoyed watching television and spending time with her grandchildren and family...
William Christopher Hetler (03/24/14)
William Christopher Hetler, 69, of Leachville, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville he was the son of the late Harrison and Marie Redding Hetler. Mr. Hetler was a lifelong Leachville resident and was a retired farmer. He attended Leachville public schools and was a member of Full Gospel Tabernacle...
Billie Taylor Steele Mangrum (03/20/14)
Billie Taylor Steele Mangrum, 87, of Paducah, Ky., formerly of Monette, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She was born March 26, 1926, in Flint, Mich., to the late Ira Lee Taylor and Ruth Wallace Taylor. Mrs. Billie was a homemaker and loved to paint and travel...
Former Manila Mayor Veach dies (03/20/14)
Clifford Ray Veach Sr., 80, of Manila, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at The Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Clifford was born in Lost Cane, Ark., May 1, 1933. He was married to his high school sweetheart, the late Norma Jean (Hodges) Veach, for 58 years...
Sanford "Sandy" Henderson, Jr. (03/18/14)
Sanford "Sandy" Henderson Jr., 62, of Lake City passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 at his home. He was born Nov. 6, 1950, in Cossa, Ore., to the late Sanford Leroy Henderson Sr. and Eva Conder Henderson. Sandy was the owner and operator of Monette Truck and Diesel for 24 years. He was a very hard worker who enjoyed hunting and helping people. He valued his employees and loved...
Randall C. Bishop (03/18/14)
Randall C. Bishop, 58, of Manila, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at his home. Born in Paragould he was the son of the late Marion and Joyce Bishop and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was a 1974 graduate of Manila High School, had been employed by EIS Automotive Parts Manufacturing formerly of Manila, and was a retired farmer. ...
Patsy Virginia Schmidt (03/17/14)
Jonesboro -- Patsy Virginia Schmidt, 75, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born June 19, 1938, in Manila to the late Virgil and Edith Cornish. She was a homemaker and a member of the Nettleton Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and bowling and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother and her home was open to everyone...
David Devoy Yancey, Sr. (03/06/14)
David Devoy Yancey, Sr., 64 of Leachville, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at his home. Born Aug. 31, 1949, on Phoenix, Ariz., he was the son of the late Roy and Merttie Milam Yancey. Mr. Yancey was a member of the Milligan Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing billiards, fishing and spending time with his family and friends...
Jason Troy Ward (03/06/14)
Jason Troy Ward, 42, of Arbyrd, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born in Niles, Mich., he had lived most of his life in Arbyrd and graduated from Southland High School and attended Abiding Peace Church in Kennett...
Lorene Myers Davis (03/06/14)
Lorene Myers Davis, 85, of Paragould passed on to her heavenly home on March 4, 2014, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. She was born in Judsonia on April 7, 1928, to Byron and Kezzie Myers. ...
Ione Harrell Taylor Brown (03/06/14)
Monette -- Ione Harrell Taylor Brown, 83, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. She was born Aug. 5, 1930, in Macey to the late Roy and Minnie Pitts Harrell. ...
Dora Gaye Ashabranner Mattheus (02/27/14)
Dora Gaye Ashabranner Mattheus, age 88, of Manila, passed from this life Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born February 20, 1926, in Manila, she was the daughter of Ed and Mary Louise Pierce Ashabranner and had been a lifelong Manila resident. She was the widow of Kenneth Mattheus and was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church...
Thomas Richard Yarch (02/27/14)
Thomas R. Yarch, age 68, of Jonesboro died Wednesday Feb 26, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was the son of the late Leo and Ruth Shirmun Yarch and was raised in Michigan. He had lived several years in Nevada and was a retired heavy equipment operator. Survivors include his wife, Yolanda Yarch of the home; his son, Wesley Yarch of Jonesboro;...
Joyce Jackson (02/27/14)
Joyce Jackson, age 70, of Leachville former longtime Manila resident, the widow of Henry Wesley Jackson, died Sunday Feb. ...
Steven Ray Clayton (02/27/14)
Steven Ray Clayton, age 33, of Greenbrier, Ark., formerly of Leachville, died early Wednesday Feb. 26, 2014, at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Greenbrier. ...
Gary V. Bailey (02/27/14)
Gary V. Bailey of Dallas, Texas, son of the late Earline and Norman Bailey and brother of the late Bill Bailey, died Feb. 19, 2014. He leaves his wife Cecelia, son Stuart Bailey, daughter Mylana Bailey Burt, and his sister Jeannie Pruitt. He was known as Big Guy to six grandchildren...
Frank Levern McCormick (02/25/14)
Frank Levern McCormick, 83, of Manila passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at the St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Oct. 24, 1930, in Moko, he was the son of the late Orvile Edgar and Lillian Decker McCormick and had been a long time area resident. ...
Connie Sue Brandon (02/25/14)
Connie Sue Brandon, 59, of Mountain Home, formerly of Leachville, the widow of Darrell Brandon, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at the Hospice of the Ozarks in Mountain Home. Born at Victoria, she was the daughter of the late Ruby Eubanks Imler and had been a resident of Mountain Home the past 35 years. ...
Amy Katheryn Morris-Starkey (02/25/14)
Amy Katheryn Morris-Starkey, 47, of Blytheville, passed away Feb. 24, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 14 years, John Michael Starkey of Blytheville. She leaves behind two sons, Josh Langley of Forrest City and Bradley Sechrest of Marion; her parents, Carol and Shirley Morris of Horseshoe Lake; three sisters, Tina Thorn (Roger) of Manila, Lesley Jackson of Horseshoe Lake, and Aleshia Morris of Horseshoe Lake; three brothers, Mike Morris (Joanne) of West Memphis, Robert Morris of West Memphis, and David Plunkett of Tyronza; and a host of nieces and nephews.. ...
Bonnie Taylor (02/21/14)
Arbyrd, Mo. -- Bonnie Taylor, daughter of the late Clyde and Edith Grissom Burton, was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Arbyrd, Mo., and passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at the Monette Manor Nursing Home in Monette, at the age of 76...
Darrell Jack Price (02/20/14)
Greers Ferry -- Darrell Jack Price, Sr., son of Albert Price and Walsie Henson Price, was born in London, Ark., on Feb. 26, 1944 ,and went home to be with his Lord on Feb. 17, 2014, at the age of 69 years at his home in Greers Ferry while surrounded by his family. ...