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Friday, Apr. 24, 2015

Obituaries from

R.E. "Bud" Cannon (04/21/15)
R.E. "Bud" Cannon, 91, of Jonesboro, formerly of Monette, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015. He was born Oct. 2, 1923, in Senath, Mo., to the late Ben and Mary Essie Tierce Cannon. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of the Monette American Legion Post 136. ...
Walter J. Briley (04/21/15)
Walter J. Briley, 78, of Manila, passed away April 16, 2015, at his home. Born Sept. 28, 1936, in Manila, he was the son of the late Talmadge Eugene and Pauline Emily Wortham Briley and had been a longtime area resident. He was a United States Army veteran, owned Briley's Body Shop in Manila and enjoyed woodworking and making duck calls...
Ada Nadine Winstead (04/20/15)
Ada Nadine Winstead, age 65, of Caraway, died Saturday April 18, 2015, at her home. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Ellis and Sybil Douglas Winstead and had been a lifelong area resident. She attended Milligan Ridge Baptist Church and had been a Caraway resident for the past 20 years...
Howard Reeves (04/13/15)
Howard Reeves, 93 of Monette, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 13, 1922, in Monette to Clarence M. and Hettie Birmingham Reeves. He and his wife Suda owned and operated Reeves' Grocery Store for 29 years in Monette. ...
Woodrow Henry (04/13/15)
Woodrow Henry, 85, of Manila died Saturday April 11, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A lifelong Manila resident, Woodrow was the son of the late Charley and Goldia Fleeman Henry and was a 1949 graduate of Manila High School. ...
Jessie Raymond Hill (04/10/15)
Jessie Raymond Hill, 69, of Manila, died Thursday, April 9, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila he was the son of the late James Byron Lee and Lois Lorene Murphy Hill and had been a lifelong area resident. He was a retired bus mechanic for the Manila School District for 20 years...
Doris L. Robertson (04/10/15)
Doris L. Robertson, 88, of Manila, widow of Thomas Robertson, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born Aug. 18, 1926, in Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Thelma Houston Holder, and was also raised by her stepfather, Virgil Cunningham. ...
Kevin Lloyd Cagle (04/07/15)
Kevin Lloyd Cagle, 20, of Leachville, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in San Francisco, Calif. Born in Paragould, he was a lifelong Leachville resident and had attended Buffalo Island Central Schools and Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville. He was formerly employed as a stockman at Walmart in Paragould. Kevin was an avid reader and video game enthusiast...
Bertha Jane Crabtree (04/06/15)
Bertha Jane Crabtree, 81, a lifelong Manila resident, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Mrs. Crabtree was born March 2, 1934, in Thida, Ark., to the late Robert Allen and Laura Jane Nolan Davidson. Mrs. Crabtree was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed riding around, coon hunting, rooster fighting and spending time with family and friends...
Nancy Marie Stallings (03/31/15)
Nancy Marie Stallings, age 87, of Manila, passed from this life Monday March 30, 2015, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Pearly Barnhill Ray and had been an area resident for most of her life. ...
Dr. David Michael Bennett (03/31/15)
Dr. David Michael Bennett, 44, of Joiner, died Friday, March 27, 2015, in Alexandria, La. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Howard Funeral Service of Manila. Guest register: www.howardfuneralservice.com...
Debra Lynn Barnes (03/24/15)
Debra Lynn Barnes, 62, of Manila, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Dec. 13, 1952, at Wilson, she was the daughter of the late Hermon and Leona Goldman Mofield and was raised in the Joiner and Bassett areas. She had been a Manila resident for the past 10 years and was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ...
Keith Alan Williamson (03/22/15)
Keith Williamson, 45, of Marmaduke passed from this life on Sunday, March 15, 2015. He was born Feb. 9, 1970, to Walter Don and Shirley Presley Williamson. He was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church and he loved to hunt...
Michael Duane Robins (03/18/15)
Michael Duane Robins, age 44, of Lake City, died Sunday March 15, 2015, at his home. Born in Douglas, Mich., he was the son of the late Jerry Mac and Lola Joyce Chadwick Robins, and had been a Lake City resident since 1974. ...
Garland Wayne Platz (03/18/15)
Garland Wayne Platz, 70 of Lake City, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House surrounded by his loving wife, children, grandchildren and family members as well as the many people he touched throughout his life...
Richard Harold George (03/18/15)
Richard Harold George, 74 of Caraway, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born September 25, 1940, in Kennett, Mo., to the late Olen and Helen George. ...
J.B. Simpson (03/16/15)
J.B. Simpson, 86, of Manila, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born April 6, 1928, in Calhoun City, Miss., he had been a Manila area resident for over 80 years and was the son of the late William Morris and Clara Harrellson Simpson. ...
Betty Roe (03/16/15)
Betty Lou Roe, 87, longtime Leachville resident and widow of Finis Roe, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 4, 1927, in Caraway, she was the daughter of the late Welzie and Emma Smith Houchin and was a 1944 graduate of Lepanto High School. ...
Harold Edward Posey, Sr. (03/16/15)
Harold Edward Posey Sr., 78, of Leachville, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015, at the Phil and Flo Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Harold was born Nov. 21, 1936, in Steele, Mo., and graduated from Wardell High School in 1955. ...
Dorothy Brewer Penter (03/16/15)
Dorothy Brewer Penter, 84, of Lake City, died Friday, March 13, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Feb. 6, 1931, in the Hackberry community, near Caraway, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Davis and Meda Ragsdale Harlan and was a 1949 graduate of Caraway Central High School. ...
John Wesley Moore, Jr. (03/16/15)
John Wesley Moore, Jr., 56, of Leachville died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born May 2, 1958, in Kennett, Mo., to the late John Wesley and Rita Baker Moore, he had been a lifelong resident of the Leachville-Manila areas. John was a 1976 graduate of Manila High School and was a retired machinist...
Ralph Edmond Barton, Jr. (03/16/15)
Ralph Edmond Barton, Jr., 60, of Leachville, died Friday, March 13, 2013, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A Newport native, he was the son of the late Ralph and Vennie Davis Barton and had been a Leachville resident for many years. He was active in the community and had served as a first responder and volunteer fireman...
Joe Martin "Marty" Wilkinson (03/10/15)
Joe Martin "Marty" Wilkinson, 54, of Caraway passed away Monday, March 09, 2015, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock. Mr. Wilkinson was born April 27, 1960, in Memphis to Kilborn and Louise Wilkinson. Mr. Wilkinson enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching football and spending time with his family...
Dorothy Lola Nance (03/10/15)
Monette Dorothy Lola Nance, 91, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born March 7, 1924, in Monette to the late Daniel and Blanche Logan Salmon. She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Full Gospel Church. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother...
Donald Gerald Bridges (03/09/15)
Donald Gerald Bridges, 75, of Leachville, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville, he was the son of the late John and Innis Owens Bridges and had lived most of his life in the Leachville and Monette areas. A 1957 graduate of Monette High School, he later served in the Army National Guard, and was of the Baptist faith...
Joseph Chapin (03/09/15)
Joseph Chapin, 74, of Searcy, former longtime Manila resident, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at the White County Medical Center in Searcy. Born July 13, 1940, to the late Joe and Delilah Walling Chapin he had lived most of his life in Manila. Joseph has no immediate survivors...
Wayva Joy Hollis (03/09/15)
Wayva Joy Hollis, 86 of Leachville, passed from this life Sunday March 8, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Senath, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Walter Lee and Mildred Lewis Ross and was a 1947 graduate of Senath High School. ...
Lloyd Ray Long (03/09/15)
Lloyd Ray Long, age 79, of Leachville, passed from this life, Thursday March 5, 2015, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. The son of the late John Washington and Lillian Burt Long, he was born in Rosie, Ark., and had been a Leachville area resident since 1950. ...
Sue Westmorlan (03/03/15)
Mrs. Sue Westmorlan, 71, of Manila, passed away Feb. 4, 2015, at the NHC Healthcare in Kennett, Mo. Born Aug. 31, 1943, in Hornersville, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Ellis and Gladys Bounds Cole and had been a longtime area resident. Mrs. Westmorlan enjoyed drawing, painting and gardening...
Ed Lambert (03/03/15)
Manila -- Ed Lambert, 61, of Manila died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at his home. Born July 27, 1953, in Parkin, he was the son of the late Charles and Dorothy Patterson Lambert and had been a Manila resident for over 50 years. ...
MyrnaDee Kisner (03/03/15)
Black Oak -- Myrna Dee Kisner, 79, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her residence. She was born April 5, 1935, in Black Oak to the late Marvin and Lorine Armstrong. She was a homemaker and an active member of the Black Oak Church of Christ. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother who loved her family, church and enjoyed fishing and reading...
William Lindsey (03/02/15)
William "Bill" Erskine Lindsey of Falmouth, Ky., formerly of Manila, Ark., passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at St. Elizabeth, Edgewood, Ky. He was the son of L.B. and Audie Mae Lindsey. He was a short and long distance truck driver for over 45 years and a teamster...
Vernon Arthur Davidson (03/02/15)
Vernon Arthur Davidson, 78, of Kennett, Mo., passed from this life Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at his home. Born in Kennett, he was the son of the late Vessie Herbert and Drusilla Sanders Davidson and had been a lifelong southeast Missouri resident. ...
Roger Lynn Daggett (03/02/15)
Roger Lynn Daggett, 49, of Jonesboro passed away Feb. 26, 2015, at his home. Born July 23, 1965, in Manila, he was the son of Jim and Mildred Martin Sellers and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Caraway. Mr. Daggett was an avid outdoorsman and loved kayaking, canoeing and being at Spring River...
Billy Joe Ketchum (03/02/15)
Billy Joe Ketchum, 82, of Norman, Okla., passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, after a five year battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 20, 1932, in Manila, Ark., to Hubert and Ola (Fleeman) Ketchum...
Opal McCowan (02/25/15)
Opal McCowan, 87, of Rivervale, Ark., passed from this life on Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015, in Jonesboro. She was born on Oct. 2, 1927, in Stonewall, Ark., to Charles and Ida Mannon Nelson. Mrs. ...
Peggie Roselee Benham (02/24/15)
Peggie Roselee Benham, 68, of Manila passed away Feb. 20, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Nov. 24, 1946 in Enola, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Jim and Lori Pate Ford and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Benham enjoyed watching wrestling, sci-fi and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Thomas Ricci Waugh (02/24/15)
Thomas Ricci Waugh, 60, of Black Oak passed away Feb. 22, 2015, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born June 24, 1954 in Jonesboro, he was the son of the late J.L. and Mary Pennington Waugh and had served in the National Guard. ...
Charles Stephen Shipley (02/23/15)
Manila -- Charles Stephen Shipley, 49, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Great River Medical Center. He was born Dec. 17, 1965, in Gary, Ind. Charles had been an EMT in Indiana and a police officer with Blytheville and Mississippi County departments. He was a fan of NASCAR and enjoyed hunting and fishing...
Edith L. LaFarlette (02/23/15)
Edith L. LaFarlette, 98, of Monette passed away Feb. 20, 2015, in St. Bernards Hospital under the care of St. Bernards Hospice. She was born May 6, 1916, in Harrisburg to the late Charles E. and Laura M. Adams Coleman. She was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and sister who spent her life taking care of others...
James McDonald "Mack" Johnson (02/23/15)
James McDonald "Mack" Johnson, 65, of Blytheville, passed from this life Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at the South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center in Osceola. Born in Marked Tree to the late Thomas James and Charlene Floyd Johnson, he was a self-employed auto mechanic and had lived in Blytheville for the past 25 years. ...
Virginia Pearl Pittman (02/20/15)
Monette -- Virginia Pearl Pittman, 79, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 at her residence. She was born Oct. 18, 1935, in Cardwell, Mo., to the late John Franklin and Jewell Lois Carter Glenn. She was an EMT for 23 years with the Buffalo Island Ambulance Service in Monette and District Softball Commissioner, umpire and softball coach for 23 years. ...
Orrie "Tincy" Manus (02/19/15)
Monette -- Orrie "Tincy" Manus, 80, passed away Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. He was born Sept. 21, 1934, in Monette to the late Luther and Beatrice Manus, Sr. He had been a farmer and also worked at a cotton gin. He enjoyed flea markets and his family...
Dolores Ioan Sharp (02/17/15)
Dolores Sharp, 89, of Leachville, widow of Robert Sharp, passed from this life, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at her home. Born in Monette, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Jewell Goss Metcalf and was a graduate of Leachville High School. She was a lifelong Leachville resident and member of the First Baptist Church...
Doris Stella Ingram (02/17/15)
Doris Stella Ingram, 93, of Manila, passed from this life Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Blytheville, she was the daughter of early Clear Lake settlers, Walter David and Lela Victoria Riggs Deason. ...
Tommie Jean Loftin (02/17/15)
Tommie Jean Loftin, 87, of Leachville, former longtime Arbyrd, Mo., area resident and widow of Wayne Loftin, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. ...
Melvin Eugene Hale (02/17/15)
Melvin Eugene Hale, 71, of Monette, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Grubbs, he was the son of the late John Herbert and Gertie Mae Stice Hale and had lived much of his life in California. ...
John Dwayne Barnes (02/17/15)
John Dwayne Barnes, 57, of Dyess died Feb. 8, 2015. John was a blessing to all. Local survivors include one son, John Brent McGhee (Barnes) and two grandchildren, John Bradin McGhee and Autumn Shay McGhee...
Donnie Ray Croom (02/17/15)
Donnie Ray Croom has passed into our eternal world, Feb. 4, 2015, at the age of 76. He died at home in Murfreesboro, Tenn., while being cared for by loved ones. He was born Sept. 15, 1938, in Manila, Ark. ...
Minnie Bell Still (02/12/15)
Mrs. Minnie Bell Still, 82, of Manila, widow of Elton Still, passed from this life Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 7, 1932, in Marianna, she was the daughter of the late Tib and Hazel Mitchell Stevens and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. ...
Robert Lee Meacham, Sr. (02/10/15)
Robert Lee Meacham, Sr., 55, of Manila, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at his home. Born Nov. 12, 1959, in Osceola, he was the son of the late Charles Robert Meacham and had been a lifelong Manila resident. ...
Roma Wallace Lybarger Harper (02/05/15)
Roma Wallace Lybarger Harper, 90, of Monette passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. She was born Sept. 8, 1924, at Wallace Community near Monette to the late Dutch and Gania Finley Wallace. Mrs. Roma was lifetime member of the Monette First Baptist Church...
Daris "Jean" Pannells (02/03/15)
Daris "Jean" Pannells, 75, of Cardwell, Mo., widow of Bill Pannells, Sr., died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 6, 1939, in Corinth, Miss., she was the daughter of the late William Neal and Lillie Virgie Timmons Meyers and had been a Cardwell resident since 1952...
Margaret Louise Nunley (02/03/15)
Margaret Morgan Cannon Nunley, 85, of Caraway, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born July 24, 1929, in Imboden, she was the daughter of the late Christian Clayton and Leomie Green Goodson and had lived much of her life in Caraway. She was a member of the Caraway First Baptist Church...
Sherry Moore Hetler (02/02/15)
Sherry Lynne Hetler, 58, of Ward, former Leachville-Manila area resident, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at her home in Ward. Born Aug. 13, 1956, in Kennett, Mo., she was the daughter of the late John and Rita Baker Moore. Sherry was a 1974 graduate of Manila High School and had lived in Ward for the past two years...
Mattie Ruth Adams (01/29/15)
Mattie Ruth Adams, 91, of Manila passed from this life Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born Aug. 12, 1923, in Reyno, she was the daughter of the late Robert Carry and Nannie Carroll Reagan and had lived most of her life in the Manila area. ...
Lawrance Vance "L.Van" Waddell, III (01/29/15)
Imboden -- Lawrance Vance "L.Van" Waddell, III, passed from this life on Jan. 1, 2015, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born in Manila, Sept. 25, 1957, he was the son of Lawrence Vance, Jr., and the late Iva Dell Downing Waddell...
Leon E. Crigler (01/29/15)
Mr. Leon E. Crigler, 85, of Senatobia, Miss., formally of Sledge, Miss., passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Senatobia Convalescent Center. He was born on April 15, 1929, in Black Oak, Ark., to Minnie Dunkerson and Miller Crigler. ...
Franklin Brent Minirth, M.D., Ph.D. (01/26/15)
Dr. Franklin Brent Minirth, 68 of Richardson, Texas, passed away Jan. 24, 2015. An internationally-known psychiatrist, author, and radio personality, his successful medical practice was distinguished by integrating Christian principles into mental healthcare...
Mary Hattemer (01/26/15)
Mary Thelma Jane Weatherford Hattemer, 82 of Henderson, Tenn., passed away Jan. 24, 2015, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. She was born May 23, 1932, in Lawrence County, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Daley Franklin and Alpha Pauline Walling Weatherford. ...
Mary B. Dunn (01/26/15)
Mary Beulah Dunn, 83, of Manila, passed from this life Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Black Oak, she had lived most of her life in Manila, and was the daughter of the late John and Cora England Dunn. She enjoyed babysitting for family and friends and was a longtime member of the Church of God in Bald Knob...
Shirley Lee Davis (01/26/15)
Shirley Lee Davis, 76, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Malden, Mo., she was the daughter of the late John and Opal Elizabeth Masterson Tune, was raised in the Clarkton, Mo., area and had lived in Michigan for many years. Shirley had been a Leachville resident since 1987 and attended First Assembly of God in Leachville...
Leslie Earl Curtis (01/26/15)
Leslie Earl Curtis, 82, of Monette, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born and raised in Waverly, Tenn., he was the son of the late James and Mary George Curtis and had been a Monette resident since 2001. ...
Debra Renee Imler (01/22/15)
Debra Renee Imler, 56, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at her home. Born Dec. 16, 1958, in Akron, Ohio, she had lived most of her life in Leachville and was the daughter of the late Charles and Annette Edwards Beach. ...
Freida L. Bright (01/14/15)
Freida L. Bright, 87, of Manila, passed from this life Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at her residence. Born in Parma, Mo., to Hyson and Bertha Hodge O'Neal, she was a homemaker and a member of the Manila United Methodist Church. Freida enjoyed playing cards, traveling and spending time with her family and friends...
Arthur Lynn Lee (01/14/15)
Arthur Lynn Lee, 68, of Manila, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center in Little Rock. Born Feb. 12, 1946, in Manila, he was the son of the late Youl and Evelyn Turner Lee and had been a lifelong area resident...
Ronald Robert Ragsdale (01/12/15)
Ronald Robert Ragsdale, 72, of Jonesboro passed from this life Jan. 9, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Ronnie was born April 3, 1942, in Rockford, Ill., to the late James and Eva Ragsdale. ...
Bernard Crouse (01/12/15)
Bernard Crouse, 86, of Manila, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at St Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila he was the son of the late Charlie and Mary Parker Crouse and was a 1948 graduate of Manila High School. A lifelong Manila resident, he was retired from the former Milwaukee Electric Tool Company in Blytheville and was a longtime member of Bethany Baptist Church...
Raybon B. Cornish (01/12/15)
Raybon B. Cornish, 77, of Moneta, Vir., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. He was an avid fisherman and loved being outdoors. Raybon was a huge fan of any type of racing. He also enjoyed spending time with his dog, Biscuit...
Joyce Imogene Skaggs (01/12/15)
Joyce Imogene Skaggs, 82, of Leachville, passed from this life Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. The daughter of the late Robert Lee and Lillian Long she had been a lifelong resident of the Manila and Leachville areas. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the New Providence Baptist Church...
Shirley Jean Sammons (01/07/15)
Shirley Jean Sammons, 71, of Manila, passed from this life Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born April 23, 1943, in Keiser to the late Otis and Mildred Crawford Bowman, she had lived most of her life in Manila. She was a longtime member of the Bethany Baptist Church and was a retired clerk for American Greetings in Osceola...
Dwayne Haigwood (01/06/15)
Dwayne Haigwood, 84, of Manila, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born Jan. 25, 1930, in Sandtown, Ark., he was the son of the late Hubert and Virgie Kelley Haigwood and was raised in the Batesville area. A Manila resident for over 60 years, he was a retired farmer and longtime member of the Browns Chapel Baptist Church...
James Aubrey Miller (12/22/14)
James Aubrey Miller of Jonesboro was called to heaven Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. He was born on Oct. 26, 1927, in the home of his grandparents, Elbert E. "Eb" Barnes and Mary Frances Barnes in Leachville. ...
Christine Eakins (12/22/14)
Christine Eakins, 84, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at Lakeside Nursing Home. She was born November 6, 1930, in Lake City to the late Jessie and Bessie Brooks Hopkins. ...
Frances G. Honnoll (12/19/14)
Mrs. Frances G. Honnoll, 93 of Newport, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17,2014, at White County Medical Center in Searcy. Born in Ripley, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Myrtle Williams Riggins and was a former longtime Leachville resident and member of the Church of Christ. ...
Fay Boling-Fisher (12/19/14)
Fay Boling-Fisher, 53, of Manila, died Tuesday Dec. 16, 2014, at Saint Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Born in Monette, she was the daughter of the late Charles Boling and had been a lifelong Manila resident. ...
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. ...