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Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Obituaries from

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. ...
Paralee H. McFarlin (06/09/14)
Mrs. Paralee H. McFarlin of Monette departed this life Friday, June 6, 2014, in Jonesboro, at the age of 88. She was born April 27, 1926, in Little River, Ark., the daughter of the late Arthur Dougherty and Bertha Keith Dougherty. ...
Clyde Arthur Cobbs (06/09/14)
Clyde Arthur Cobbs, 76, of Cardwell, Mo., passed away June 8, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born May 9, 1938, in Leachville, he was the son of the late Robert and Minnie Bush Cobbs and was a United States Army veteran and a former truck driver. Mr. Cobbs was of the Baptist faith and loved dancing, listening to music and talking with friends...
Donna Jo Weathers (06/06/14)
Donna Jo Weathers, 55, of Manila, died Thursday, June 5, 2014, at her home. Born Dec. 15, 1958, in Osceola, she was the daughter of the late Norma Faye Stone Watts and had lived most of her life in Manila. She was a retired certified nurses aide and a former employee of the Monette Manor and Manila Nursing Centers...
Allen Wayne Holt (06/05/14)
Allen Wayne Holt, age 68, of Manila, died Tuesday June 3, 2014, at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Manila to the late Robert and Irene Hale Holt he had been a lifelong area resident and was a retired heavy equipment operator...
Infant Cedric Dewayne Roberts III (06/04/14)
Cedric Dewayne Roberts,III, infant son of Cedric Dewayne Roberts,Jr. and Heather Nicole Yancey, was born March 13, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro and passed from this life May 31, 2014 at his parents home in Jonesboro...
Marvin Dale Bibbs (06/02/14)
Marvin Dale Bibbs of Trumann celebrated his passage into heaven on May 31, 2014, at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Polli Bibbs; three children, James Paul Rowlett (Sarah), Cindi Carter (David), and Misty Bibbs; and eight grandchildren, Samantha, Riane, Jack, Rachel, Mary Lauren, Jimmy, Bella, and Laley, all of whom he loved very much. ...
Linel Ozell Kelley, Sr. (05/30/14)
Linel Ozell Kelley, Sr., 84 of Manila, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Manila Nursing Center. He was born June 14, 1929, at Mills Point, Texas, the son of Linel Kelley and Alma Walker Kelley. He was a retired farmer and served in the National Guard. He was a member of Bassett Church of God...
Vernon Ray Hill, Sr. (05/30/14)
Vernon Ray Hill Sr. 69, of Black Oak passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born May 23, 1945, in Black Oak to the late Lee and Gledis Vowell Hill. Mr. Hill will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather who loved to hunt and fish and spend time outdoors on his land in Calamine. ...
Paul Richard Hill (05/30/14)
Paul Richard Hill, 58, of Ethelsville, Ala., died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala. Born June 6, 1955, at Kalamazoo, Mich., he was the son of the late John and Helen Rotach Hill and had been a Michigan resident before making his home in Alabama in 1989. ...
Roland Greer (05/30/14)
Roland Greer, 48, of Manila, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, near Monette. Born at Manila, he was a lifelong area resident and a 1984 graduate of Manila High School. He was a self employed contractor and was of the Baptist faith. Roland enjoyed hunting for arrow heads and marbles, fishing and Nascar...
Tiffany Maria Adams (05/30/14)
Tiffany Maria Smith Adams, 29, of Jonesboro, formerly of Manila, passed from this life, Monday, May 26, 2014, at The Med in Memphis. Born March 28, 1985, in Melbourne, Fla., she was a 2003 graduate of Manila High School and had lived most of her life in Manila. ...
Violet Elizabeth Alexander (05/27/14)
Violet Elizabeth Alexander, 92, of Manila, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born in a log cabin near Greenville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Addie Mae Collins Waddell. ...
Perry Lynn Cude (05/27/14)
Perry Lynn Cude, Sr. 76, of Leachville, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville he was the son of the late Johnny Cude and was a 1956 graduate of Leachville High School. ...
Louie Lee Reyna (05/22/14)
Louie Lee Reyna, 17, of Brookland, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis. Louie loved video games, music and singing. He was a student at Brookland High School. He attended Brookland Baptist Church and Woods Chapel General Baptist Church...
Annette Beach (05/22/14)
Dorothy Annette Beach, 74, widow of Charles "Buck" Beach and longtime Leachville resident, passed from this life Monday May 19, 2014, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. ...
Ronald Wayne Fry (05/19/14)
Ronald Wayne "Ron" Fry, 79, of Mountain Home, former Cardwell, Mo., resident, passed from this life Thursday May 15, 2014, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Mo. Born in Cardwell to the late Roy and Flossie Fleeman Fry, he grew up in Cardwell and was a 1953 graduate of Cardwell High School. ...
Billie Parker (05/19/14)
Mrs. Billie "B" Parker, 89, of Bluefield, W. Vir., former longtime Cardwell, Mo., resident, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 11, 2014. She was born July 23, 1924 in Cardwell to the late William E. Grady, Jr. and Sarethna Newsom Grady...
Laverne Seymore Grooms (05/16/14)
Laverne Seymore Grooms, 85, of Paducah, Ky., formerly of Leachville and Blytheville, passed from this life Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Superior Care Nursing Home in Paducah. She was born Dec. ...
Teresa Dianne Hiser (05/15/14)
Teresa Dianne Hiser, 58, of Manila, passed from this life, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Rountree and had been a lifelong resident of the Manila and Leachville area. She attended Manila High School and was a former employee of the Monette Manor Nursing Center...
Douglas Wayne Dearen (05/15/14)
Douglas Wayne Dearen, 61, of Caruthersville, Mo., passed away Monday, May 12, 2014, at his home. Born March 25, 1953, in Memphis, he was the son of the late James and Pearl Morgan Dearen. Mr. Dearen was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed fishing...
Virginia Charlene Williams (05/15/14)
Virginia Charlene "Chuckie" Williams, 67, of Manila passed from this life, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at her home. Born in Bono, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Neval Lora Hanes Adaire and had been a longtime Manila resident. ...
Glenville J. Nettles (05/13/14)
Glenville J. Nettles, 71, of Monette, passed away at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro on Friday, May 2, 2014. Glenville was born Jan. 10, 1943, in Monette to the late Glen and Imogene Caldwell Nettles...
Jo Ann Browning (05/13/14)
Manila -- Mrs. Jo Ann Browning, widow of Cecil Browning, passed from this life Saturday May 10, 2014, in Portland, Tenn., at the age of 81 years. Born June 9, 1932, at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Ethel Green Carpenter and was a lifelong Manila resident. Mrs. Browning was a former longtime cook for Manila Public Schools and was a member of the Westside Baptist Church...
Keith Metheny (05/13/14)
Keith Metheny, 54, of Cardwell, Mo., passed from this life Friday, May 9, 2014, at his home. Born in Leachville, he was the son of the late Jim and Barbara Leonard Metheny and had been a lifelong resident of the Leachville and Cardwell areas. ...
Mildred Veronica Austin (05/12/14)
Mrs. Mildred Veronica Austin of Caraway departed this life Friday, May 9, 2014, at her home at the age of 70. She was born Nov. 18, 1943, in Leachville, the daughter of the late Clyde Crabtree and Adell Wheeler Crabtree. ...
Tommy Gene Elinburg, Sr. (05/12/14)
Mr. Tommy Gene Elinburg, Sr., 61, of West Ridge, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born April 15, 1953, in Yazoo City, Miss., he was the son of the late of William Thomas and Ava Pauline Ivy Elinburg and had been a longtime area resident. ...
Carlos Lafon Frye (05/09/14)
Carlos Lafon Frye, 87 of Higden, Ark., passed away May 6, 2014 in his home. He was born Jan. 22, 1927 in Steele, Mo., to the late Carlos and Rosa Frye. He was a veteran of the US Army...
Garry Dan Bunch (05/02/14)
Garry Dan Bunch, 62, of Manila passed from this life Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville he was the son of the late George and Grace Hicks Bunch and had been a Manila resident for most of his life. ...
Sandra Ramsey Platz (04/30/14)
Sandra Ramsey Platz, 43, of Monette, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, at her home. Born Aug. 25, 1970, in Jonesboro, she was the daughter of the late Auddie and Delores Mask Ramsey. Mrs. ...
Janet Lois Martin (04/28/14)
Janet Lois Martin, 75, of Manila, died Sunday April 27, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Jan. 16, 1939, in Benton Harbor, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Emma Hebner Hubbard and had been a Manila resident for over 30 years...
Nola Mae "Nickie" Powell (04/28/14)
Mrs. Nola Mae "Nickie" Powell, 90, of Jonesboro, former longtime Leachville resident, passed from this life Friday, April 25, 2014, at Culpepper Place of Jonesboro. Born in Jan. 15, 1924, in Morris, Okla., she was the daughter of the late John Albert and Grace E. Nichols. Her late husband, Dr. H.M. Powell, practiced dentistry in Leachville for 36 years until his retirement...
John Burl Sitz, Jr. (04/25/14)
John Burl Sitz, Jr., 69, of Williford died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born Aug. 13, 1944, in Inglewood, Calif., to the late John Burl, Sr. and Helen Watkins Sitz...
Charles William Beach (04/25/14)
Charles William "Bill" Beach, 68, of Manila, passed from this life, Friday, April 25, 2014, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Aug. 31, 1945, in the family home in the Buckeye community, he was the son of the late Charles "Buck" and Wilma Hill Beach and had lived most of his life in Manila. ...
James Thomas Key (04/17/14)
James Thomas Key, 88, of Manila, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born Aug. 29, 1925, in Osceola, he was the son of the late Andrew and Clara Bell Key and had lived most of his life in the Manila area. He was a retired farmer and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Charles Wesley Smith (04/15/14)
Charles Wesley Smith, 67, of Manila, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Mr. Smith was born March 3, 1947, in Manila to the late Clyde and Ethel Wright Smith. Mr. Smith enjoyed working on cars, especially his toy, a 1937 Jaguar.
Thelma Cason Price (04/15/14)
Thelma Cason Price, 93, of Monette passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice in Jonesboro. Born in Tuckerman, Aug. 20, 1920, Thelma lived msot of her life in Monette and was a member of Monette First Baptist Church. She loved gardening, sewing, baking and spending precious time with her family...