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Obituaries from November 2002

Melinda Renee Stevens - Blytheville (11/29/02)
Melinda Renee Stevens, 27, of Blytheville died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at her residence. Born in Bossier City, La., she was a longtime resident of Blytheville and attended First Baptist Church in Jonesboro. Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Sandra and Daniel Hamm of Blytheville; her father, James Stevens, of Benton, La.; a brother Jonathon Stevens of Blytheville and a sister, Michelle Kettler of Lake City...
Helen Louise Allison - Walnut Ridge (11/29/02)
Helen Louise Allison, 81, of Walnut Ridge died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Born in Marmaduke, she was a member of New Covenant Free Will Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a sister, Hazel Carter, of Lake City; a son, Kenneth Cannon, of Fayetteville, N.C.; a daughter, Donna Murphy of Walnut Ridge; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Ellie Evalena Bidwell - Manila (11/29/02)
Ellie Evalena Bidwell, 87, of Manila, the widow of George Lee Bidwell, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Civille and Lola Patterson Bollinger and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. She was a retired certified nurses assistant at the Manila Nursing Center and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Manila...
Susan Carol Branscum - Lake City (11/29/02)
Susan Carol Branscum, 51, of Lake City, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of Lake City First Baptist Church, and had lived in Lake City a lifetime. She is survived by her husband, Leroy Branscum of the home; her step-father and mother, Carl and Sue Rogers of Lake City; a son, Max Shane Branscum of the home; a daughter, Shauna Boatman of Lake City; four grandchildren, Jessica Boatman, Shaun Boatman, Ricky Branscum, and Tristin Pearson.. ...
Henry William Wesley Hicks - Blytheville (11/29/02)
Henry William Wesley Hicks, 82, of Blytheville, died Nov. 21, 2002, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Hornersville, he was the son of the late William and Virgie Rhodes Hicks and a former Manila area resident. He was a retired farmer and was a United States Army Veteran of World War II serving in the European Theatre. He was of the Baptist faith...
Jewell D. Mask - Black Oak (11/29/02)
Jewell D. Mask, 74, of Black Oak, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She was a homemaker, member of Black Oak Assembly of God Church, and had lived in the Black Oak and Monette area most of her life. She is survived by a sister, Sharon Kay Kelly of Oklahoma: five brothers, Gerald L. ...
Hallie Moore - Blytheville (11/29/02)
Hallie Moore, 86, of Blytheville died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born in Wynne, she was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God. Survivors include two sons, Oscar Moore of Blytheville and Jimmie Moore of Bonaire, Ga.; three daughters, Barbara Pierce and Maudie Robinson, both of Blytheville, and Betty West of Buffalo, Ill.; a sister, Hazel Lawrence of Wynne; 16 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren...
Jerry Smith - Leachville (11/29/02)
Jerry Carlos Smith, 55, of Leachville, died Nov. 21, 2002, at his home. Born at Pontiac, Mich., he was the son of the late Herman and Maxine Morrow Smith and had been a Leachville resident since 1991. He was retired from Gipson well Company and was a member of Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell...
Joy Doralene Sowards - Milton, Fla. (11/29/02)
Joy Doralene Sowards, 51, of Milton, Fla., died Nov. 15, 2002, at her residence. She was an AT&T operator, of the Baptist faith, had lived in Milton, Fla., for five years and was formerly of Monette. She was a member of C.W.A. Union. She is survived by her husband, Gary Sowards of the home; her parents, Clifton Jackson and Freda Jackson of Monette; a sister, Mary Kaye Redding of Monette; a brother, Roger Jackson of Jonesboro; four nieces, Shawnia Vaughn, Amber Chitwood, Allison Vaughn, and Catherine Jackson.. ...
Cletis Allen Abbott - Paragould (11/29/02)
Cletis Allen Abbott, 62, of Paragould, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He was born at Paragould, was a timber cutter, served in the Army National Guard and attended Faith Church. He is survived by his wife, Ima Shipman Abbott of the home; four sons, Tommy Abbott of Jonesboro, Randy Abbott of Leachville and Cary Abbott and Cletis Abbott, both of Illinois; two brothers, Johnny Abbott and Bill Abbott, both of Paragould; four sisters, Geraldine Rose of Brookland and Imogene Wiggington, Debra Jones and Christine Halsell, all of Paragould; and five grandchildren.. ...
Elizabeth Gaye Perrin - Monette (11/24/02)
Elizabeth Gaye Perrin, 40, of Monette, died Nov. 15, 2002, at her residence. She was a homemaker, member of Monette Church of Christ and had lived in Monette a lifetime. She is survived by her husband, Shawn Perrin of Holland, Mo.; her mother, Laverne Bupp, of Monette; her maternal grandmother, Bessie Baker, of Monette; a brother, Marcus Bupp, of Monette; two sons, Jordan Matthew Perrin and Nathan Garrett Perrin, of the home...
Norman Presley Oakes - Marked Tree (11/24/02)
Norman Presley Oakes, 76, of Marked Tree, died Nov. 11, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born May 21, 1926 in Guntersville, Ala., he was a farmer. He was a member of Milam Chapel Pentecostal Church of God in Heafer. He is survived by five sons, William Oakes of Houston, Texas, Charles Oakes of Wilson, Ronnie Oakes of South Bend, Ind., Horace Armstrong of Lepanto, J.R. ...
Hoyet Stanley McConnell - Paragould (11/24/02)
Hoyet Stanley McConnell, 77, of Paragould, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. He was retired from Paragould City Water and Lights and was of the Church of Christ belief. He had lived in Paragould most of his life...
Eugene "Gene" Finley - Leachville (11/24/02)
Eugene "Gene" Finley, 83, of Leachville, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Randolph County, he was the son of the late Dawson and Della Jackson. He was a retired farmer and had lived most of his life in Leachville. Mr. Finley was a member of the Leachville United Methodist Church and was an Army Veteran of World War II...
Lottie Mae Bourland - Manila (11/24/02)
Lottie Mae Bourland, 89, of Manila, widow of T.A. Bourland, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born July 26, 1913, in Potts Camp, Miss., she was the daughter of Jessie and Lena Elizabeth Potts Morgan. She was a lifelong area resident and a member of Little River Baptist Church in the Lost Cane Community. She enjoyed quilting and was active in her church...
Maxine Barnes - Osceola (11/24/02)
Maxine Barnes, 73, of Osceola died Nov. 12, 2002, at her home in Osceola. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was born July 17, 1929, in Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Barnes. She is survived by two sons, Charles Barnes of Etowah and Donald Barnes of Oil Trough; two daughters, Sheila Bryan of Etowah and Brenda Whitlow of Edwardsburg, Mich.; three sisters, Ester Ambrose of St. ...
Mona Lee Armstrong - Lake City (11/14/02)
Mona Lee Armstrong, 66, of Lake City, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at the Cordova Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Cordova, Tenn. Born in Lake City, she was a retired school teacher for the Norwalk-Lamirada Unified School District in Los Angeles, Calif., and was of the Baptist belief...
Lorean Mamie Ballard - Manila (11/14/02)
Lorean Mamie Ballard, 87, of Manila, the widow of Dial Ballard, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Asalee Bollinger Counts Farmer and was a lifelong resident of Manila. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women's group of Manila. Mrs. Ballard was a retired beautician and a charter member of the Manila Business and Professional Women's Club...
Billy D. Fletcher - Caraway (11/14/02)
Billy D. Fletcher, 70, of Caraway, formerly of West Memphis, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Caraway, he was a self-employed truck driver, a member of the Masonic Lodge in West Memphis and a member of First Baptist Church in Caraway...
Sgt. Larry Folkner - Blytheville (11/14/02)
Sgt. Larry Leneer Folkner, 56, of Blytheville died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, in Brinkley. Born in Monroe, he was a longtime resident of the area and was an Arkansas State Police trooper. Beginning his career in Dumas, he was commissioned as a trooper in 1972. He transferred to Mississippi county in 1973, was promoted to sergeant in 1989, and his last three years of service were with Troop D in Forrest City...
Ruth Marie Gibson - Lake City (11/14/02)
Ruth Marie Gibson of Lake City died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Mississippi County, she had lived in the Lake City area most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Paragould Order of the Eastern Star and the Dixie Extension Homemakers Club...
Bernice Lane "Mama Lane" Peters - Senath (11/14/02)
Bernice Lane "Mama Lane" Peters, 92, of Senath died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at the Senath Nursing Center. She was born in Lexington, Tenn. Survivors include three sons, Jimmy "Pete" Lane of Clarksdale, Miss., and Joe Lane and Jirden Lane, both of Senath; four daughters, Lula Wommack of Senath, Willie Barham of Hornersville, Margie Crites of Kennett, and Rita Ray Wildy of Leachville; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren...
Lee Allen Pyland - Caraway (11/14/02)
Lee Allen Pyland, 41, of Caraway, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at his residence. He was a carpenter and member of Community of Christ Church. He had lived in Caraway a lifetime. He is survived by his mother, Linda Pyland, of the home; his maternal grandparents, Bruce and Lorene Murphy of Jonesboro; two brothers, Terry Pyland and Lynn Pyland, both of Caraway, a niece, Tara Flores, of Paris, Texas...
David Wayne Russell - Paragould (11/14/02)
David Wayne Russell, 47, of Paragould died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at his residence. Survivors include a son, Shane Aaron Russell of Southaven, Miss.; his parents, Delbert and Betty Russell of Paragould; three brothers, Bobby Russell and Dewayne Russell, both of Paragould, and Steve Russell of Cardwell; a sister, Judy Cook of Paragould; and a grandson, Dalton Russell of Southaven...
Michael Anthony Sharp - Lake City (11/14/02)
Michael Anthony Sharp, 15, of Lake City, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, in Memphis. He was born in Jonesboro and lived his lifetime in Lake City. He was a sophomore student at the Riverside High School, a member of the FCCLA, was active in baseball, and was of the Methodist belief...
John Eugene Watson - Jonesboro (11/14/02)
John Eugene Watson, 58, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. Born at Monette, he was a retired farmer and member of the First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro. A graduate of Arkansas State University, he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. ...
Billy J. Aycock - Manila (11/14/02)
Billy J. Aycock, 56, of Manila died Nov. 6, 2002, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. He was a construction equipment operator and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Simmie Millard Aycock and Annie Sprayberry; three brothers, James Aycock, Benny Aycock and Simmie Aycock, Jr. and two sisters, Marie Ward and Velma Bullman...