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Obituaries from December 2002

Myrtle Wallace - Monette (12/31/02)
Myrtle Wallace, 80, of Monette died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, a member of Mt. Pleasant General Baptist Church, and had lived in the Monette all of her life. She is survived by three daughters, Betty Sue Pyland and Phillis Moxley, both of Monette, and Barbara Wright of Winder, Ga.; a sister, Emma May Finley of Sacramento, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Bryan Pyland, Eric Moxley, Kim Hendrix, Kristin Miller, Misty Wright; and two great-grandchildren, Dalton Hendrix and Jaden Hendrix.. ...
Oscar Fendler - Blytheville (12/31/02)
Oscar Fendler, 93, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at his Blytheville home. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Shane Fendler of Blytheville; his daughter, Frances Shane Fendler, of Little Rock; and his son, T.P. "Chip" Wright III of Fayetteville; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his secretary of 37 years, Brenda Haynes...
Jesse Eugene "Gene" Gibbons - Monette (12/31/02)
Jesse Eugene "Gene" Gibbons, 82, of Monette, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at Monette Manor. He was a retired farmer, member of Monette First Baptist Church, member of the American Legion, and V.F.W., U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and had lived in the Monette and Childress area most of his life...
J.D. Gibson - Lake City (12/31/02)
J.D. Gibson, 82, of Lake City died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at his home. He was a retired farmer and a member of Providence Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Gibson of Lake City; three daughters, Shirley Gibson, Delores Gibson and Mary Kay Gibson, all of Lake City; four sons, L.D. ...
Virgie L. Poe - Traverse City, Mich. (12/31/02)
Virgie L. Poe, 86, of Traverse City, Mich., died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at Munson Medical center in Traverse City. Born at Holcomb, Mo., she was a former resident of the Leachville area. Survivors include two sons, Billy Poe of Hot Springs and Michael Poe of Honor, Mich.; three daughters, Sue Sheffield of Beulah, Mich., Mary Roach of Judsonia and Paulette Poe of Stanwood, Mich.; five sisters, Beatrice Ward of Caraway, Gledis Hester of Manila, Mary Thomason of Leachville and Allene Holland and Deloris Etheridge, both of Grandhaven, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.. ...
Bernard Rex Springston - Imboden (12/31/02)
Bernard Rex Springston, 82, of Imboden died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at his home. Born in Spencer, West Virginia, he worked as a brick mason. Survivors include his wife, Mary Bailey Springston of Imboden; two sons, Richard Springston of Dardanelle and Bill Springston of Cardwell; a daughter, Cathy Stuhldreher of Mesa, Ariz.; 20 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren...
Elizabeth Miles - Manila (12/19/02)
Elizabeth Hornberger Miles, 87, of Manila, the widow of Hugh Miles, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late John and Claura Gilbert Hornberger and had been a lifelong Manila resident. ...
Georgia Mae Newcomb - St. Louis, Mo. (12/19/02)
Georgia Mae Newcomb, 78, of St. Louis, Mo., the widow of Louie Newcomb, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Parkside Tower Nursing Home in St. Louis. Born at Hornersville, she was the daughter of the late Ross and Pearl Robinson Taylor. She was a former Manila resident and had lived in St. Louis for the past three years. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church...
Mazie Elizabeth Robbins - Manila (12/19/02)
Mazie Elizabeth Robbins, 81, of Manila, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late George and Arah Mullins Shedd and was a lifelong Manila resident. She was a retired beautician and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Manila...
Harry Woodrow Wright - Caraway (12/19/02)
Harry Woodrow Wright, 90, of Caraway, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at Lakeside Nursing Center. He was a retired bookkeeper for Master Plumbing Supplies, of the Methodist Faith, a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean and World War II, lived in Caraway 10 years formerly of Phoenix, Ariz...
Ovean Coy - Dixie (12/27/02)
Ovean Coy, 86, of Dixie, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. She lived in Dixie most of her life and sold Avon products for 27 years. She was a member of the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church for 50 years, where she served as the women's Sunday School teacher...
Ruby Rosetta (Bush) Craig - Monette (12/27/02)
Ruby Rosetta (Bush) Craig, 87, of Monette, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of Delfore Methodist Church, member of Monette Senior Citizens, and had lived in the Monette area most of her life...
James Lloyd Dawson - Monette (12/27/02)
James Lloyd Dawson, 74, of Monette, died Dec. 16, 2002, at Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retried truck driver, member of Westview Baptist Church in Paragould, a member of Black Oak Fire Department, and Black Oak First Responders. He had lived in Northeast Arkansas all of his life...
Edna Rachel Lofton - Cardwell (12/27/02)
Edna Rachel Lofton, 87, of Cardwell died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Cardwell, she was a homemaker and a member of Forrest Grove Baptist Church in Cardwell. Survivors include a son, Donnie Lofton of Huntington Park, Calif.; two daughters, June Lofton of Rialto, Calif., and Louise Williams of Bartlett, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren...
Hubert Walter Akins - Paragould (12/31/02)
Hubert Walter Akins, 78, of Paragould, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He was born in Lake City and a retired factory worker with General Motors. He was a member of Oak grove Baptist Church and the Local No. 599 of the United Auto Workers...
Edith Hartwig Atkerson - Jonesboro (12/31/02)
Edith Hartwig Atkerson, 80, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Lake City, she was a member of Highland Drive Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school. She earned degrees from Arkansas State University and George Peabody College and taught school at Lake City and Jonesboro...
Billie Jo Kerr - Monette (12/19/02)
Billie Jo Kerr, 80, of Monette, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Monette Manor. She was a homemaker, member of the Monette Assembly of God Church and had lived in the Monette area most of her life. She is survived by a brother, Fred Clark of Marmaduke; two sons, Eldon Kerr of Monette and Fred Kerr of Greenville, Calif.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren...
Edith Maureen Keith - Leachville (12/19/02)
Edith Maureen Keith, 79, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette, she was the daughter of the late J.A. and Florence Smith Manis and was a longtime Leachville area resident. She was retired from Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Leachville...
Betty Contrella - Manila (12/19/02)
Betty Contrella, 78, of Manila, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002. She had battled lymphomas cancer for four years. She was born Nov. 25, 1924, in Manila, the daughter of Cecil and Nettie McCullough. She is survived by her sons, Danny Brown and Thomas Brown, her daughter-in-law, Harriet Brown; granddaughters, Courtney Owens and Kristen Brown; twin great-grandsons, Kyle and Grant Owens; a first cousin, Layton Wilson, and other relatives and friends...
Clara Stone Branch - Granite City, Ill. (12/12/02)
Clara Stone Branch, 77, of Granite City, Ill., died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at her home. Born at St. Louis, Mo., she was the daughter of the late William and Bertha Stone and was a former long-time Manila resident. She is survived by her daughters, June McCallie of granite City, Ill., Nancy Hultz of Alton, Ill., and Neva Laster of Hickman, Ky.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren...
Mildred McDaniel - Lake City (12/12/02)
Mildred McDaniel, 83, of Lake City died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2002, at her residence. She had moved to Lake City 17 years ago from St. Louis. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lake City. Survivors include her husband, Charles Homer McDaniel of the home; two daughters, Jean Martin of Lake City and Shirley Wester of St. ...
Leander Pannells - Monette (12/06/02)
Leander Pannells, 63, of Monette, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired farmer, member of Buckdonic Assembly of God Church and U.S. Army veteran. He had lived in the Monette area most of his life...
Lorne Thelma May - Caraway (12/06/02)
Lorne Thelma May, 66, of Caraway, died Nov. 21, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a housewife and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Glen May, Sr., of Caraway; four sons, Glen May Jr., of Horn Lake, Miss., Bobby May of Missouri, Gordon Dale May of Etowah, and Steven May of Leachville; a daughter, Rose Peridore of Caraway; three sisters, May Brewer of Sikeston, Mo., Vera Thompson of Fla., and Rose Hightower of Caraway; two brothers, Edward Milligan of Jonesboro and Robert William Milligan of Kentucky; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.. ...
Jimmy Lee Hickman - Cardwell (12/06/02)
Jimmy Lee Hickman, 56, of Cardwell, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. He was born in Jennings, Mo., and moved to Cardwell in 1995. He was a construction worker and of the Baptist belief. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Hickman, of the home; two sons, Timothy John Hickman, of Nashville, Tenn., Jimmy L. ...
Euba Lee Hardin - Rector (12/06/02)
Euba Lee Hardin, 72, of Rector died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at her residence. Born in Clay Conty, she was a homemaker and had worked for Wal-Mart. She was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jack Hardin of Rector; a son, Kem Harden of Rector; a daughter, Salley Byars of St. ...
Robin Michelle Witt Crump - Harrisburg (12/06/02)
Robin Michelle Witt Crump, 25, of Harrisburg died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at The Regional Medical Center in Memphis. She was born at Wynne and worked as the assistant manager of the Tobacco Store in Harrisburg. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church of Harrisburg...
Lethia Virginia Sparks - Osceola (12/06/02)
Lethia Virginia Sparks, 78, of Osceola, died Nov. 28, 2002, at Osceola Health Care. She was a homemaker, member of Keiser Chapel in Keiser and lifetime resident of Mississippi County. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.C. Sparks. Survivors include four sons, Bishop Sparks of Marie, Harold Sparks of Dyess, Jackie Sparks of Joiner and Lee Sparks of Keiser; a stepson, Hubert Sparks of Ft. ...
Jimmy Wayne Vinson - Jonesboro (12/06/02)
Brother Jimmy Wayne Vinson, 64, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at his home. He was born in St. Genevieve, Mo., and had lived in the Jonesboro area for the past 20 years. He was a minister for 33 years. He pastured several churches in Arkansas and Missouri and currently served as the pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church in Caraway. He was a graduate of the Williams Baptist College...
Cindy Carol Marshall White - Lake City (12/06/02)
Cindy Carol Marshall White, 31, of Lake City died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at her residence. She was a lifetime resident of Lake City and worked as an insurance adjuster. Survivors include her parents, Charlie and Carolyn Marshall of Lake City; a brother, Charles Marshall of Lake City; her grandfather, James Lisk of Jonesboro, and her fianc, Ricky Rand of Lake City...
Arlie J. Wheatley - Steele, Mo. (12/06/02)
Arlie J. Wheatley, 82, of Steele, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East-Memphis. Born May 9, 1920, in Akins, she was a retired custodian and had been a member of the Steele Assembly of God Church since November of 1957. She is survived by her sons, Don Wheatley of Searcy, Jerry Wheatley of Springfield, Mo., Larry Wheatley of Everton, Mo., Wayne Wheatley of Washburn, Mo., Terry Wheatley of Huntsville, Ala., Mike Whitley of Kirbyville, Mo., Tony Wheatley of Pulaski, Va., and Steve Wheatley of Steele; two daughters, Rita Gestring of Steele and Tammi Gist of Manila; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.. ...
William E. "Bill" Barrett - Caraway (12/12/02)
William E. "Bill" Barrett, 78, of Caraway, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Delaware, Ohio, he was a longtime Blytheville resident and a retired salesman for the Krey Packing Co. He was a member of the Blytheville First United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Caraway Lions Club. He served in the Navy during World War II and Korean War and was a member of the Sons of the Revolution and the American Legion...
Earnest Alton Cloninger - Oklahoma (12/12/02)
Earnest Alton Cloninger, 64, of Oklahoma, formerly of Monette, died Dec. 3, 2002. He was born Nov. 20, 1938 in Clarksville to Virgil and Burlie Pelts Cloninger. He attended school at Monette High School until he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Patsy Lou (Robinson) Cloninger; sons, Earnest Wayne and wife Carmelita Cloninger, and Randy Cloninger; daughters, Brenda and husband, Martin Wolf, and Delora and husband, Ron Minard; brothers, Floyd Cloninger and Charles Cloninger; sisters, Loretta Cunningham and Mary Jane Elias; grandchildren, Dennis Wolf, Vernonica Towe and husband, J.R., Joshua Minard, Ryan Minard, Tyler Minard, Devin Cloninger, and Brandi Cloninger.. ...
E. R. "Tommy" Gibbons - Leachville (12/12/02)
E.R. "Tommy" Gibbons, 93, of Leachville, died Nov. 30, 2002, at Belle Glade, Fla. He was formerly of Holcomb, Mo. He was born Sept. 27, 1909 at Octa, Mo., the son of Rufus Andrew and Carrie Taylor Gibbons. He is survived by his wife Georgia Gibbons of Leachville; a stepson, Claude J. ...
Iva Irene Cobb - Lake City (12/06/02)
Iva Irene Cobb, 94, of Lake City died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. Born in Lester, she was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Marcene Timms of Lake City; 11 grandchildren, Beth Adams, Diane Crews, Tammy Davis, Renee Timms and Steve Timms, all of Lake City, Steve Bowden of Bryant, Janet Mayland of Sherwood, Timothy Warren of Nashville, and Garry Gene Cobb, Charles Wayne Cobb and Joy Deneen Hagar, all of Jonesboro; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.. ...