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Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Obituaries from

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. ...
Stella Ballard (02/20/14)
Stella Ballard, 82, of Senath, Mo., died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at the Senath South Nursing Home. Born Sept. 18, 1931, in Batesville, she was the daughter of the late William and Effie Mae Hagwood Barnett. She was of the Assembly of God faith and loved cats, flowers, reading and cross-word puzzles...
Glenda Joyce Johnson Wisham (02/18/14)
Glenda Joyce Johnson Wisham, 59, of Manila passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at her home after a brave battle with cancer. Mrs. Wisham was born July 25, 1954, in St. Louis, Mo., to Carl and Louise Johnson. Mrs. Wisham was owner of the Fisherman's Inn for 10 years, cared about people, her grandchildren were everything to her, and she enjoyed going to the casino...
MargurietEstellCarter (02/18/14)
Marguriet Estell Carter, 87, of Manila entered into rest on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Manila. Born Friday, Jan. 28, 1927, in Dyersburg, Tenn., to the late Arthur and Kitty (Wells) Moore, she was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Manila and a homemaker...
Earline McFall Denton (02/18/14)
Earline McFall Denton, 73, of Manila, passed from this life Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born April 30, 1940, at Frenchmans Bayou, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Irene Beal McFall, had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was the widow of Billy Gene Denton...
Rita Ann Moore (02/18/14)
Rita Ann Moore, 77, of Leachville, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at the Advanced Care Hospital in Searcy. Born April 8, 1936, at Cardwell, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Gay Greer Baker and had been a Leachville resident for the past 60 years. She attended Cardwell High School and was of the Church of Christ faith...
Jerry Wayne Ward (02/13/14)
Jerry Wayne Ward, 73, of Arbyrd, Mo., passed from this life Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at his home. Born in Leachville to the late Odis and Ethel Edgin Ward, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and had lived most of his life in the Leachville and Arbyrd areas. He was a graduate of the S. T. I. Electronics Institute in Michigan and was a retired electrician...
Edith Laverne Nichols (02/13/14)
Edith Laverne Nichols, 74, of Pearland, Texas, former longtime Manila resident, passed from this life Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at the Kindred Hospital in Webster, Texas. Born and raised in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Banner Bryan and Kitty Ovedee Phillips Moore. She had lived many years in Pasadena, Texas, and was a retired beauty operator...
Mary Alice Maxwell (02/10/14)
Mary Alice Maxwell, 53, of Paragould, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at her home. Born Feb. 15, 1960, in Monette, she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Lula Rice Sullivan and had lived most of her life in Leachville. She was a former employee of American Greetings in Osceola and was a member of the Bard Free Worship Pentecostal Church near Paragould...
Sharon Gail Barks (02/07/14)
Sharon Gail Barks, 54, of Monette died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at her home. Born at Jonesboro, she was the daughter of the late Gerald Edgar Ballard and had been a lifelong Monette area resident...
L.E. Morgan (02/07/14)
L.E. Morgan, 85 of Black Oak, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at his residence. He was born on June 25, 1928, in Black Oak to the late William Henry and Ida Oden Morgan. Mr. Morgan retired from American Greetings. He was a member the Rivervale Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School for over thirty years. He enjoyed gardening and being with family...
Bette Jo Hawkins (02/06/14)
Bette Jo Hawkins, 91, of Cardwell, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Benchmark Healthcare in Senath, Mo.. Born Sept. 26, 1922 in Malden, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mattie Brannum Howerton. She married Van Warren Hawkins on Aug. 3, 1941, and they owned and managed farming operations in the Cardwell area until his death in 1999...
James Stephen Holt (01/30/14)
James Stephen Holt, of Little Rock, was born in Leachville on July 20, 1967, and died Jan. 28, 2014, at the age of 46, from ALS. Stephen was diagnosed with both ALS and Lyme disease this past July. Stephen loved the Lord, his family, his work as a lawyer, missionary service (especially in Paraguay) and hunting and fishing (especially with his son, Will and his buddies at deer camp)...
Virginia Morgan (01/30/14)
Virginia Morgan, 84, of Birmingham, Ala., formerly of Monette, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. She was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Monette to the late John Henry Chipman and Matery Mollie Bruce Chipman. Mrs. Morgan was a farmer's wife and a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing and gardening. She was a longtime member of the Childress Baptist Church and then the Monette First Baptist Church...
Dr. James Lloyd Shaneyfelt (01/30/14)
Dr. James Lloyd Shaneyfelt, 81, of Kennett, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at NHC Healthcare, Kennett, Mo. Dr. Shaneyfelt was born on December 28, 1932, in Leachville, Ark., to the late Eugene and Pauline Edwards Shaneyfelt. ...
Leeroy Stone (01/27/14)
Leeroy Stone, 45, of Manila passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Born in Osceola he was the son of the late Theodore Stone and was a lifelong Manila resident. He was a 1987 graduate of Manila High School and was a self-employed carpenter...
Janice Renee Arnold (01/21/14)
Fallbrook, Calif. -- Janice Renee Arnold passed away at home on Dec. 23, 2013, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 58, after a seven year battle with breast cancer. Jan was born in Jonesboro, Ark., on Jan. 17, 1955, to Norma Jean and Eukie Woodard, who survive. Together, they moved in 1958 to Northridge...
Sheila Ann Ramirez (01/16/14)
Sheila Ann Ramirez, age 50, of Manila, died Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born at Hayti, Missouri she was the daughter of the late Poney Lee Brewer and had lived most of her life in Manila. ...
Paul Harold Benham (01/15/14)
Paul Harold Benham, 75 of Black Oak, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 13, 2014. He was born Feb. 5, 1938, in Jonesboro to the late Joseph and Maggie Benham. He was a farmer. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Audrey Benham; his children, Marion Paul Benham of Black Oak, Brenda Rickenbacker (Jon) of Muldrow, Okla., Guy Benham of Black Oak, Ellis Benham (Cassandra) of Jonesboro, Bill Benham, Jody Benham (Pam), Linda Herrera (John Nail), all of Monette, Helen Reed (Mark) of Black Oak, Harold Benham (Trisha) of Monette and Stacy Benham (Maxine) of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; a sister, Mary Lou Decker (Vaughn) of Cabot; a brother, Billy Wayne Benham (Peggy)of Manila; 36 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.. ...
Tommye Nelda Eubanks (01/13/14)
Mrs. Tommye Nelda Eubanks, 77, longtime Manila resident and widow of Scott Eubanks, passed from this life Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett, Mo. Born Aug. ...
Joe Franklin Cashion (01/13/14)
Joe Franklin Cashion, 80, of Jonesboro, former longtime Leachville resident, passed from this life Saturday Jan. 11, 2014, at the UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock. The son of the late Elisha Lee and Clara Mae Lawrence Cashion, he had lived most of his life in Leachville. ...
Carolyn McMinn Hall (01/09/14)
Carolyn Jeanette Hall, 64, of Manila, died Wednesday at her home. Born March 1, 1949, in Manila to the late Thurman Earl and Wonnie Bell Palmer McMinn, she was a lifelong Manila resident, a 1967 graduate of Manila High School, and later received an Associate's Degree from Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville. ...
Carol Sue Wynne (01/07/14)
Mrs. Carol Sue Wynne, 55, of Osceola passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at her home. Born July 1, 1958, in Osceola, she was the daughter of the late Odie and Juanita Johnson Smith and was a longtime area resident. Mrs. Wynne was a homemaker and enjoyed playing video games and taking care of her grandchildren...
Gary Ernest Craig (01/06/14)
Gary Ernest Craig, 61, of Hattiesburg, Miss., passed away to go to his heavenly home on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. He was formerly of Monette, graduating from Monette High School in 1970. He was of the Baptist belief. Gary was born Oct. 5, 1952, in Leachville to the late William Russell Craig and Ruby Rosetta Bush Craig...
Noble C. Dunkerson (01/03/14)
Noble C. Dunkerson, 87, of Black Oak passed from this life at 1:22 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2013, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born to the late Arthur and Bertha Dunkerson on Dec. ...
Charles Miller (01/03/14)
Charles Roy Miller, 82, of Manila, passed from this life Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born Dec. 11, 1931, in Baltimore, Md., to the late Roscoe and Mamie Johnson Miller, he was raised in Kennett, Mo., and had lived in Manila for the past 50 years. ...
William Earl Green (12/31/13)
Fruitland Park, Florida: William Earl Green, son of the late Earl Gordon Green and Flossie Ella Evans Green, was born in Monette on April 14, 1944, and passed away at Cornerstone Hospice, in The Villages, Fla., on Dec. 21, 2013, at the age of 69...
Arturo Gonzalez Garcia (12/30/13)
Arturo Gonzalez Garcia, 20, of Manila, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, from injuries received in an auto accident near Manila. Born Oct. 20, 1993, in Blytheville, he was a lifelong Manila resident and a 2012 graduate of Manila High School where he played football and baseball. ...
Daniel Mason Wallace, Sr. (12/30/13)
Daniel Mason Wallace Sr., 76, of Monette passed away Dec. 28, 2013, in Paragould due to complications from injuries received in a car accident earlier this year. He was born Feb. 2, 1937, in Monette to the late Daniel Richard and Estella Masner Wallace. ...
Carolyn Marie Bill (12/27/13)
Carolyn Marie Bill, 72, of Manila, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at The Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born Oct. 25, 1941, in Manila to the late George and Grace Hicks Bunch and was a 1960 graduate of Manila High School. ...
Tracy Jeanette Lasater (12/27/13)
Tracy Jeanette Lasater, 40, of Leachville passed from this life Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born March 26, 1973, in Paragould, she was a lifelong Leachville resident and attended Buffalo Island Central Schools. She was a self-employed child care provider and was of the Church of God faith...
William Marvin Whitten (12/28/13)
William Marvin Whitten of Brookland departed this life Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 92. He was born March 15, 1921, in Monette, the son of Hubert N. ...
Joyce Ritchie McDaniel Berry (12/23/13)
Joyce Ritchie McDaniel Berry, 75, of Caraway passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at her home. Born Sept. 5, 1938 in Trumann, she was the daughter of the late Troy "Bunk" and Freda Adams Ritchie and was a longtime area resident. ...
Patsy Joyce Whitley (12/23/13)
Patsy Joyce Whitley of Monette departed this life Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 66. She was born Sept. 3, 1947 in Black Oak, the daughter of Lawrence Whitley and Leona Hill Whitley. ...
Linda Jackson (12/17/13)
Ms. Linda Jackson, 60, of Manila, died on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 in Manila. Ms. Jackson was born on Dec. 8, 1953, in Benton Harbor, Mich., to Everett and Marveline Weatherford Hillhouse. Ms. Jackson was a homemaker, but in recent years she worked at her son's business, Jackson's Service Center in Manila. ...
Earl Eugene Williams, Jr. (12/17/13)
Manila Earl Eugene Williams, Jr., 81, of Manila, passed from this life Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born Nov. 8, 1932, in Manila to the late Earl and Minnie Stultz Williams he was a lifelong Manila area resident and a U.S. ...
Earl Eugene Williams, Jr. (12/17/13)
Earl Eugene Williams, Jr., 81, of Manila, passed from this life Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born Nov. 8, 1932, in Manila to the late Earl and Minnie Stultz Williams he was a lifelong Manila area resident and a U.S. ...
Kelly Dodd Mangrum (12/17/13)
Kelly Dawn Mangrum, 41, of Paragould, passed from this life Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born March 9, 1972, in Blytheville, she had lived most of her life in Manila and was a 1990 graduate of Manila High School. ...
Michael Glen Estes (12/17/13)
Mr. Michael Glen Estes, 67 of Manila, Ark., passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at St. Bernard Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born in Manitoba, Ill., he was the son of Virgil and Viola Wilson Estes and had been a longtime area resident. ...
Ray Elwood Decker (12/17/13)
Ray "Elwood" Decker, 91, of Manila, passed from this life Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the Manila Nursing Center. He was born May 2, 1922, in Manila to the late James and Francis Dorsey Decker and had been a Manila resident for most of his life...
Paul Eugene Davie (12/17/13)
Paul Eugene Davie, 70, of Monette, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. He was born July 1, 1943, in McRea to the late Merle and Lula Elizabeth Davie. Mr. Davie served his country proudly in the United States Army. He was a carpenter for over 40 years. He was a member of Mount Pleasant General Baptist Church, where he has served as superintendent. He loved to garden and fish...
Guelda Lee Deason (12/13/13)
Guelda Lee Deason, 80, of Manila passed away Dec. 7, 2013. She was born Nov. 28, 1933 in Manila to the late William M. and Clara G. Harrelson-Simpson. Mrs. Deason was a seamstress most of her life and was a faithful member of the Blackwater Baptist Church. ...
Melda Jean Strickland (12/06/13)
Melda Jean Strickland, 82, of Black Oak passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. She was born Dec. 10, 1930, to the late Clifford and Bonnie Young. Ms. Melda taught school for many years in the Black Oak and Monette and also in Missouri. She was a lifelong member of the Monette First United Methodist Church...
Analeigha Renee Denton (12/06/13)
Analeigha Renee Denton, infant daughter of Karen Renee Denton, of Leachville, died Monday December 2, 2013 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. In addition to her mother she is survived by; Her grandparents; Tammeria Denton and Larry Puckett of Leachville 1 brother, Isaac Dodd and 2 sisters, Alicia Guajardo and Janie Guajardo...
Mackey James Fleeman (12/06/13)
Arkansas Mackey James Fleeman, 84 of Manila, died Wednesday Dec. 4, 2013, in Manila. He was born in Ozan, Arkansas to the late Charles Edward and Orpha Anderson Fleeman and had lived most of his life in Manila. ...
Harold Owen Browning (12/04/13)
Harold Owen Browning, 68, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. He was born Nov. 16, 1945, in Caraway to the late William L. and Elsie Mae Harper Browning. Mr. Browning retired after 35 years as owner of Browning Heat and Air in Caraway. ...
Geraldine T. Leifheit (11/27/13)
Mrs. Geraldine T. Leifheit, 74, of Manila, Ark., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at the St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born in Blytheville, Ark., she was the daughter of the late William and Ina Edward Langley. ...
Waunell Walton (12/03/13)
Waunell Walton, 82, of Monticello, formerly of Black Oak, went to be with The Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Little Rock. She lived in Monticello for the last year and a half and was cared for by her younger daughter, Rita Venable and her family. Prior to that, Waunell lived in Black Oak and was cared for by her older daughter, Monda Hutchison, and her family for 40 years. She would have been 83 on Jan. 17, 2014...
Deborah Jean Ward (12/03/13)
Deborah Jean Ward, 63, of Caraway, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. Mrs. Ward was born on Oct. 19, 1950, in Manila to the late William Luther and Alburta Grable Crews. Mrs. Ward enjoyed singing, music, dancing, laughing and joking. She loved spending time with her grandchildren...
Thelma Morrow Tracer (12/03/13)
Thelma Morrow Tracer, 93, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Cordova, Tenn. She was born Nov. 15, 1920, in Harviell, Mo., to the late William Thomas Marion Morrow and Sarah Kirkley Morrow. She and her husband were the owners and operators of Tracer's Jewelry Store in Monette for many years. She was a member of the Monette First United Methodist Church and attended Prescott Memorial Baptist the past four years. Mrs. Tracer worked at Dreifus Parks and was top sales person for many years. She enjoyed quilting and traveling. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. Survivors include two sons, Jacob W. Tracer Jr. and wife Glenda of Keller, Texas, and William M. Tracer of Cordova, Tenn.; and a granddaughter, Sarah E. Tracer of Keller, Texas. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Winfred Tracer Sr.; two sisters, Effie Nobles and Purma Hover; two brothers, George Morrow and William Warren Morrow. A celebration of her life was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Rev. Jerry Reed officiating. Burial followed in the Macey Cemetery. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette. Honored to serve as pallbearers were Donald Hover, Steven Adams, Norman Myers, Don Latham, Don Flippin and Alan Dewitt. Honorary pallbearers were Carl Giles, David Jones, Alan Powers and John Myers. Lasting memorials may be sent to Monette First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 95 Monette, Ark. 72447 or St. Jude's Children Hospital at www.stjude.org. Online: www.mcnabbfuneralhomes.com
Donald Ray Bowen (11/27/13)
Donald Ray Bowen departed this world on the 26th day of November, 2013 at 12:45 a.m., in Jonesboro, at the age of 75. He was born in the Macey Community on Oct. 16, 1938, to Cleburne Bowen and Juanita (Harper) Bowen. ...
Carroll Waddell (11/26/13)
Carroll Waddell, 90, of Manila passed from this life, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Greenville, Tenn., Sept. 28, 1923, he was the son of the late Lawrence Vance and Addie Mae Collins Waddell and had been a Manila area resident since 1928. ...
Carmy Lee Simpkins (11/26/13)
Carmy Lee Simpkins, 88, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at his residence. He was born Aug. 18, 1925, to the late William Jefferson and Delilah Blackburn Simpkins. Mr. Simpkins was a retired farmer and of the Church of Christ belief. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of the American Legion. He loved to garden, hunt, fish and cook...
R.C. Rayburn (11/26/13)
R.C. Rayburn, 69, of Manila, formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life Nov. 24, 2013, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Aug. 15, 1944, in Guin, Ala., he was the son of the late Cleofas and Rena Westbrook Rayburn and had been a longtime Blytheville resident before making his home in Manila seven years ago. ...
Wayne K. Marean (11/26/13)
Wayne K. Marean, 74, of Mountain View, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born April 7, 1939 in Portland, Maine, to Kenneth and Lorraine (Fogg) Marean. ...
Sandra Leigh Nolen Baker (11/26/13)
Little Rock -- Sandra Leigh Nolen Baker left this earth peacefully and crossed The Rainbow Bridge on Nov. 17, 2013, at 1:03 p.m., with her loving husband, daughter and cousin by her side. Sandy was born Sept. 21, 1946, in Little Rock to the late Jean (Pharis) and Truman Nolen. She lived most of her days in Little Rock, a city girl to the fullest...
Jekita Ann Davenport Zolman (11/22/13)
After nine courageous years of battling ovarian cancer, Jekita Ann Davenport Zolman of Arbyrd, Mo., passed away Nov. 21, 2013, at the age of 65. Jekita was born March 20, 1948, in Leachville, Ark., to Martin and LaVerne Pruett Davenport. ...
Noah Andrew Cook (11/19/13)
Noah Andrew Cook, 16, of Leachville, passed from this life Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. Born July 2, 1997, in Jonesboro, Noah was a lifelong Leachville area resident and a student at Buffalo Island Central High School. ...
Richard Gerald Edwards III (11/12/13)
Richard Gerald Edwards, III, 65, of Leachville, passed from this life Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Oct. 9, 1948, in Little Rock, he was the son of the late Richard and Mildred Whistle Edwards and was raised in the Whistleville community. ...
Wanda Lee Tatum (11/05/13)
Wanda Lee Tatum, 87, of Manila, passed from this life Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Alma Pierce Finley and had been a lifelong area resident. She was a retired seamstress and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Clyde Edward Petty (11/05/13)
Clyde Edward Petty, 64, of Lakeland, Fla., former longtime Manila area resident, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at the South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City, Fla. Born in Manila, he was the son of the late Ernest and Marie Finley Petty and had attended Manila High School. ...
Geneva Leanna Cooksey McKinney (11/05/13)
Geneva Leanna Cooksey McKinney, 89, of Gosnell, widow of Silas Edward McKinney, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born at Selmer, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Everette Christopher and Francis Louisa Flatt Cooksey and had been a Blytheville area resident since 1959. ...
Estell Hammons (11/05/13)
Estell Hammons, 77, of Watervliet, Mich., passed away from this earth Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Mich. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Watervliet, where visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1...
Floyd Max "Bo" Jackson (11/05/13)
Floyd Max "Bo" Jackson, 59, of Leachville, passed from this life Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Manila, he was a lifelong area resident and was the son of the late Robert and Lucy Reed Jackson. ...
Barbara Anne Baker (10/31/13)
Barbara Anne Baker, 53 of Manila, passed from this life, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Augsburg, Germany, she was raised in a military family and had lived in Germany, Kansas, Virginia, and Georgia. ...
Mary Ruth Ford (10/23/13)
Mary Ruth Ford, 93, of Leachville, widow of Shelby Eugene Ford, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born May 16, 1920, at Thayer, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Tom and Ada Horton Ellison, had lived most of her life in the Leachville area, and had attended the New Providence Baptist Church in the Buckeye community...
Thomas "Dickie" Howell (10/21/13)
Thomas "Dickie" Howell, 67 of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at his home after a three year battle with lung cancer. He was born Sept. 9, 1946, in Leachville, the son of the late Jack and Boyce Braden Howell. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mary Sue Wilson...
Barbara Frances Grimes (10/21/13)
Barbara Frances Grimes, 84, longtime Leachville resident and widow of Monte Grimes, passed from this life Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born Nov. 8, 1928, in Monette she was the daughter of the late Thomas Houston and Alma Jessica Abby Barnes and was a 1945 graduate of Childress High School. ...
Muriel Gwendolyn Harper Harris Dryer (10/21/13)
Muriel Gwendolyn Harper Harris Dryer, 98, of Fayetteville, formerly of Monette, died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. She was born March 29, 1915, to the late Dr. Thomas and Anna Harper in Peach Orchard...
Jeannie B. Allhoff (10/21/13)
Jeannie B. Allhoff, 81, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born Jan. 11, 1932, in Beebe, she was the daughter of the late Lenos and Ava Moore Fields and had lived many years in Des Moines, Iowa, before returning to Arkansas in 1981. ...
Wesley Parsley (10/14/13)
Wesley Parsley, infant son of Ashley Griggs and Colt Parsley of Manila, passed from this life Thursday Oct. 10, 2013 at the NEA Baptist Women's Center in Jonesboro. In addition to his parents he is survived by his grandparents, Michael and Robin Griggs of Tyronza and John and Mary Parsley of Manila. Wesley also leaves his brother, Mikey Parsley, of the home...