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Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

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Richmond Delano Pace (12/15/14)
Richmond Delano Pace, 68, of Leachville, passed from this life Dec. 14, 2014, at his home. Born at Paden, Miss., he was the son of the late Harmon and Thelma Barnes Pace and had been a Leachville resident since 1979. He was retired from Milwaukee Tool Company in Blytheville. His favorite past time was running his hunting dogs and sitting in the shade of his favorite trees...
Fredia Lewallen (12/15/14)
Fredia Lewallen, 85, of Corning passed away Dec. 11, 2014, at her daughter's home in Caraway. Born July 14, 1929, in Black Rock, Mrs. Lewallen was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and cooking. She was of the Church of Christ faith...
Gary Dale Gilley (12/15/14)
Gary Dale Gilley, 66, of Lake City, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. He died at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis from injuries sustained in a house explosion on Nov.29, 2014, near Lake City...
Odelene Ford (12/15/14)
Mrs. Odelene Ford, 92, of Manila, died early Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Jan. 27, 1922, in Bald Knob to the late James and Beulah Smith, she was raised in Dyess and had been a Manila area resident for over 60 years. ...
Ola Mae Fletcher (12/15/14)
Monette Mrs. Ola Mae Fletcher, 73, of Monette, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. Born Oct. 17, 1941 in Kennett, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Robert and JoAnn Stanley Smith and had been a long time area resident. ...
Orville "Cotton" Morris (12/10/14)
Orville "Cotton" Morris, 77, longtime Manila resident, died early Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born Feb. 19, 1937, in Jonesboro, he was the son of the late Haywood and Bessie Wagner Morris and had been a lifelong area resident. Cotton was a retired farmer and auto mechanic and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Manila...
David Harold Cohn (12/09/14)
David Harold Cohn, 66, of Lake City passed away Nov. 24, 2014, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born June 6, 1948, in Monette, he was the son of the late James and Geneva Thomas Cohn and been a long time area resident. Mr. Cohn enjoyed watching television and spending time with his family and friends...
Lola Joyce Robins (12/09/14)
Lola Joyce Robins Lake City Lola Joyce Robins, 71, of Lake City, widow of Jerry Mac Robins, passed from this life Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born and raised in Leachville, she was the daughter of the late L.A. ...
Paula Sue Lincoln Gragg (12/05/14)
Paula Sue Lincoln Gragg, 53, of Jonesboro, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She has lived in Jonesboro since 1981, moving there from Maynard. ...
David Harold Cohn (12/05/14)
David Harold Cohn, 66, of Lake City passed away Nov. 24, 2014, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born June 6, 1948, in Monette, he was the son of the late James and Geneva Thomas Cohn and been a long time area resident. Mr. Cohn enjoyed watching television and spending time with his family and friends...
Danna Glass (12/02/14)
Danna Glass, 76 of Cabot passed away Nov. 29, 2014, at St. Vincent's Infirmary. She was born Oct. 21, 1938, in Fort Sill, Okla., the daughter of Paul and Mazie Robbins. She was preceded in death by her ever adoring husband, Byron H. Glass; her parents, Paul and Mazie Robbins; and her precious sister, Paulette Smith...
Karen Frances Edwards (12/01/14)
Karen Frances Edwards, 68, of Leachville, widow of Richard "Dick" Edwards, passed from this life Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born Dec. 12, 1945, she took great pride in being the first baby born at the former Rodman Hospital in Leachville. ...
Emma Jean McGrew (12/01/14)
Emma Jean McGrew, age 76, of Manila, passed from this life, Saturday Nov. 29, 2014, at her home. Born in Arbyrd, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Julia Elizabeth Jackman and was a 1957 graduate of Arbyrd High School. She had lived in Indiana for 37 years before returning to Manila in 1994...
Dorris Velma Dunkerson (11/26/14)
Dorris Velma Dunkerson, 88, of Black Oak passed Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born Oct. 19, 1926, in Jonesboro to the late Leonard and Jennie Kirksey and spent her entire life in the Black Oak and Caraway area. ...
Constance Delene McComas (11/24/14)
Constance Delene McComas, 63, of Leachville, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at her home. Born at Thayer, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Roberta Powell Mayo and had been a longtime resident of Kalamazoo, Mich., before making her home in Leachville a year ago...
Gwen Nance Harrison (11/24/14)
Gwen Nance Harrison, 89, of Manila, widow of Bill Harrison, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah Beasley Nance and was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Nance was a retired nurses aide and a longtime member of Soul's Harbor Pentecostal Church...
Estella Poe Dortch (11/24/14)
Estella Poe Dortch, 96, of Rogers, former longtime Leachville resident and widow of Lee Roy "Pete" Dortch, passed from this life Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 in Rogers. Born Oct. 24, 1918, in Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Blanche Bean Poe and was a retired seamstress. ...
Phyllis Ann Pemberton (11/17/14)
Phyllis Ann Pemberton, 59 of Bono, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at her residence. She was born Sept. 23, 1955, in Dixie to the late Albert and Lola Henderson Chadwick. Phyllis was a member of the Shepherd's Heart Church and the spiritual guide and backbone of the family. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister...
J.R. Bunch (11/17/14)
J.R. Bunch, 81, of Piedmont, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born May 28, 1933, to George Washington Bunch and Grace Emma Hicks Bunch, in Manila. ...
Harold Wayne McCain (11/17/14)
Harold Wayne McCain, 77, a lifelong Manila resident died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. The son of the late Matha and Mildred Woolard McCain, he was a retired farmer and longtime member of Bethany Baptist Church in Manila...
Sarah Hazel Tucker (11/11/14)
Sarah Hazel Tucker, 91 of Monette, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born July 10, 1923, in Pulaski, Ill., to Charles Frederick and Sarah Katherine Showmaker Stern. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend and always had a smile for everyone...
Jimmy Lee Cole (11/11/14)
Jimmy Lee Cole, 53, of Black Oak, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at NEA Baptist Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Feb. 7, 1961, in Leachville, he was the son of the late Harlis "Windy" Cole and had been a lifelong resident of northeast Arkansas. ...
James Danial "J.D." Forsythe (11/07/14)
James Danial "J.D." Forsythe, 91, of Cupertino, Calif., formerly of Manila, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at his home in California. Born March 28, 1923, in Manila, he was the son of the late Floyd Lee and Allie Mae McCain Forsythe and spent his early years in the Manila and Leachville areas. ...
Joan Rainbolt (11/10/14)
Joan Rainbolt, 72, of Mountain View, Ark., passed away Nov. 6, 2014, at Stone County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mountain View after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. Joan was born to the late Grey and Gledis (Woods) Hester on Feb. ...
Norval Wayne Spurlock (11/07/14)
Norval Wayne Spurlock, 76 of Lake City, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was born October 23, 1938 in Lake City to the late Cecil and Annie Spurlock. ...
Tresa Lanese Garrett (11/05/14)
Tresa Lanese Garrett, 47 of Senath, Mo., formerly of Leachville, died Tuesday Nov. 4,2014, at her home. Born in Morrilton, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Sharon Fleetwood Shepard and had lived most of her life in Leachville. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Providence Baptist Church...
Mindy Lynn Scott (11/03/14)
Mindy Lynn Scott, 34, of Cherokee Village passed from this life Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at the Medical Complex Emergency Department in Cherokee Village. The daughter of the late Barry and Jennifer Crafton Banister, she was raised in Blytheville and was a 1997 graduate of Pathway Christian Academy in Blytheville. ...
Alice Lorene McFarlin (11/03/14)
Alice Lorene McFarlin departed this life, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at home in Alpine. She was born Aug. 23, 1945, near Caraway to Cecil "Archie" and Ruth Pendegraft. Alice was a retired instructional assistant of Buffalo Island Central. She was an active member of the Lockesburg Church of Christ and previously a member of the Monette Church of Christ until her move to Alpine...
Helen Joy Chadwick (11/03/14)
Helen Joy Chadwick, 87, of Leachville, widow of Benjamin Ralph Chadwick, died early Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Buchanan, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Edna Burns and had lived most of her life in Michigan. ...
Rita Bailey (11/03/14)
Rita Bailey, 80, of South Bend, Ind., formerly of Leachville, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at the Sanctuary at Holy Cross. She was born in Mishawaka, Ind., to the late David and Jane Marie Roy Roche. ...
Betty Ruth Lester (10/28/14)
Betty Ruth Lester, 68 of Manila, passed away Tuesday Oct. 28, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila she was the daughter of the late Gaston Carmichael and Dorothy Ewing Gamble and had been a lifelong Manila resident. She had been a longtime employee of East Arkansas Agency on Aging and was a devoted wife and loving mother...
Dell Van Halfacre (10/28/14)
Dell Van Halfacre, 82, of Manila, died Monday Oct. 27, 2014, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born in Peach Orchard, Ark., he was the son of the late Luther and Alma Clark Halfacre and was a 1949 graduate of Strawberry High School. ...
Vivian Ivah Sharp (10/28/14)
Vivian Ivah Sharp, 91 of Caraway, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born Jan. 22, 1923, at Golconda, Ill., to the late Thomas and Vertie Bogard Collier. Mrs. Vivian was a lifetime resident of Caraway and a member the Caraway Church of Christ. She was an avid sports fan and loved to play cards at the Senior Center...
Shawn Perrin (10/28/14)
Shawn Perrin, 48 of Jonesboro, formerly of Monette, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. He was born April 21, 1966 in Peoria, Ill. He was a 1984 graduate of Monette High School. Shawn was a licensed paramedic and educational director with Medic One since 2004. He enjoyed arrowhead hunting and playing music. He will be remembered as a loving son, father, brother and grandfather...
Rev. Donald Wayne Emery (10/28/14)
Rev. Donald Wayne Emery, 72, of Kennett, Mo., died Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014, at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett. Born in Senath, Mo., he was the son of the late Bill and Mary Agnes Thrasher Emery and had been a longtime Kennett resident. ...
Gene Craig (10/28/14)
Gene Craig, 77, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at his residence. He was born Oct. 31, 1936, in Malden, Mo., to the late William Russell and Ruby Rosetta Bush Craig. He was a route salesman and supervisor for Pepsi from 1955 until 1998. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and camping. Gene was a member of the Macey Methodist Church...
Murel Lee Mangrum (10/21/14)
Trumann -- Murel Lee Mangrum, 76, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born Jan. 31, 1938 in Caraway. Mr. Murel was a farmer and a cowboy. He was a member of the Maple Grove Baptist Church. ...
Calvin Wayne Wadley (10/21/14)
Jonesboro -- Calvin Wayne Wadley, 82, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born March 14, 1932, in Tuckerman to the late Homer and Maude Payne Wadley and lived in Leachville until 1985. ...
Steven Wayne Blake (10/21/14)
Steven Wayne Blake, 58, of Hardy passed away Oct. 13, 2014, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Oct. 17, 1955, in Jonesboro, he was the son of the late Wayne and Madlyn Evans Blake (Cates). ...
Billy Ray Weeks (10/14/14)
Billy Ray Weeks, 55, of Arkoma, Okla., passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at his home. Mr. Weeks was born Jan. 11, 1959 in Caraway, Ark., to Willis and Lena Kelems Weeks. Mr. Weeks was of the Baptist faith, an Army veteran, played the guitar and loved to fish...
Reynaldo Cerda Barajas (10/14/14)
Reynaldo Cerda Barajas, 70, of Leachville, passed from this life Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born Nov. 30, 1943, in Linares Nuevo Leon, Mexico, he was the son of the late Jose and Maria De Jesus Cerda Barajas and had lived most of his life in Harlingen, Texas. He had been a Leachville resident since 1990 and was a retired cotton ginner for Adams Land Company. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Blytheville...
Ricky Joe Philhours (10/07/14)
Ricky Joe Philhours, 61, of Leachville passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville he was the son of the late Willis and Eva Mae Wicker Philhours and had been a lifelong Leachville resident. ...
Mearl Lee McCormick (10/07/14)
Mearl Lee McCormick, 70, of Caraway died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Rivervale she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Opal Nelson Moore and had been a lifelong area resident. She retired from American Greetings in Osceola after 33 years of service and was a member of Milligan Ridge Baptist Church...
John Wiley Overstreet (10/07/14)
John Wiley Overstreet, 81, of Scottsdale, Ariz., passed away Sept. 12, 2014, in Phoenix, Ariz. Although he came from humble beginnings in Balch, Ark., he was always a class act and a true gentleman. ...
Johnny D. Crum (10/02/14)
Johnny D. Crum, 68, of Monette, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born March 15, 1946, in Arbyrd, Mo., to the late Elmo and Jessie Doherty Crum. Mr. Crum was the former owner of Closed Circuit Security and will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather...
Michael Anthony Crews (10/01/14)
Michael Anthony Crews, 43, of Leachville passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Auburn, Wash., he was the son of the late Jerry Crews and had lived most of his life in Birmingham, Ala., where he attended the University of Alabama. He was a retired automotive repair specialist and had been a Leachville resident since 2001...
Charles Loyd Giles (09/26/14)
Charles Loyd Giles, 85, of Gosnell passed away Sept. 25, 2014, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born Feb. 8, 1929 in Manila, he was the son of the late Leonard Vaden and Iva Lee Jolliff Giles. Mr. ...
Mildred Jeanette Wells (09/23/14)
Mildred Jeanette Wells, 81, of Paragould, formerly of Leachville, the widow of Charles Edward Wells, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Tupelo, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Amory and Louise Ramsey Williams and had been a longtime Paragould resident. ...
Robert Lee "Butch" Barber (09/21/14)
Robert Lee "Butch" Barber, 68 of Leachville, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Hamburg, Ark. Born at Mt. Ida, he was the son of the late Robert J. and Gladys Scott Barber and had been a Leachville resident for the past 50 years. He was a long-time City of Leachville employee and member of Assembly of God Church. Mr. Barber loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman...
James Curtis Sharp (09/19/14)
James Curtis Sharp, 88, of Manila passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born in Oakwood, Mo., he was the son of the late Oran F. and Ery Steele Sharp and had been a longtime resident of Sunnyvale, Calif., before making his home in Manila in 1991. ...
Dale Chrisman (09/17/14)
Dale Chrisman, 73, of Jonesboro, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center...
Evelyn Isabelle Bronaugh (09/15/14)
Evelyn Isabelle Bronaugh, 88, of Monette, died Sept. 12, 2014, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. She was born April 1926 in Leachville to the late Clyde and Martha Ramsey and raised in Monette by her grandmother, Anner Lee Ramsey. ...
Deborah Carol Sexton (09/15/14)
Deborah Carol Sexton, 51, of Lake City, formerly of Leachville, passed from this life Sunday Sept. 14, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born Oct. 11, 1962, in Morrison, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Larry Drury and had lived much of her life in Leachville. She was a secretary for Home Oil Company and had lived in Lake City for the past 15 years...
Emma Jo Masner Conner (09/15/14)
Emma Jo Masner Conner, 95, of Jonesboro passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born Nov. 17, 1918, in Poplar Ridge to the late Elmore and Meldora Masner. She was a retired teacher and a member of the Monette First Baptist Church. Mrs. Emma Jo enjoyed walking and hiking and loved her family...
Innis Irene Bridges (09/15/14)
Innis Irene Bridges, 93, of Leachville, widow of John Bridges, passed from this life Friday Sept. 12, 2014, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born Jan. 22, 1921, she is the daughter of the late T.C. and Mollie Leonard Owens. She was a lifelong Leachville resident and a member of the Rowe's Chapel Baptist Church near Caraway...
David Junior Lee (09/12/14)
David Junior Lee, 50, of Manila, passed away Wednesday Sept. 10, 2014, at his home. Born in Osceola he was the son of the late Clarence and Helen Parnell Lee and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was a 1981 graduate of Manila High School, was a retired manager with Home Depot in Jonesboro and a member of the Harvest Fellowship Church in Manila...
Chandler C. Turner (09/12/14)
Chandler C. Turner, 86, of Brighton, Mich., passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Ashley Court of Brighton, Mich. He was born June 13, 1928, in Caraway, the son of Jarvis and Arrila (Gosie) Turner. ...
Danny Joe Warren (09/08/14)
Danny Joe Warren, 55 of Caraway, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at his residence. He was born Sept. 11, 1958, in Luxora to the late Henry and Betty Warren. He will be remembered for living life to the fullest...
Leonard Cecil Sandusky (09/08/14)
Leonard Cecil Sandusky, 85, of Manila, passed away Saturday Sept. 6, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila he was the son of the late George and Pearl Felty Sandusky and had been a lifelong Manila resident. ...
William Van Riggs, Jr. (09/01/14)
William Van Riggs, Jr., 89, of Leachville, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Kennett, Mo., he was the son of the late William Van Riggs, Sr. and Eula O'Neal Riggs and was raised in Leachville. ...
Phillip (Doc) Nuckols (09/01/14)
Phillip (Doc) Nuckols Norfork Phillip (Doc) Nuckols, 74, of Norfork passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center. Phillip was born April 25, 1940 in Lost Cane, to the late Trumon Harrison and Lois Lee (Ingram) Nuckols. ...
Flora Louise Mooney (09/01/14)
Flora Louise Mooney of Caraway, departed this life Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at the St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, at the age of 89. She was born March 11, 1925 in Center, Miss., the daughter of Joseph Raymond Kelley and Eva Mae Ballard Kelley. ...
Carl Owen Beck, Jr. (09/01/14)
Carl Owen Beck, Jr., 62, of Manila, passed from this life Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at his home. Born in Alton, Ill., he was the son of the late Carl Owen and Dorothy Robinson Beck and had lived most of his adult life in Wichita, Kan., before making his home in Manila. ...
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. ...