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Obituaries from January 2003

Mattie Tacker - Black Oak (01/30/03)
Mattie Tacker, 83, of Black Oak died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, in West Memphis. She was a member of Marked Tree Church of God and a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, Charles Tacker, Ronald Tacker and Everett Tacker, all of Black Oak; a sister, Eva Burroughs of Tallahassee, Fla.; three brothers, Chester Perkins of Tyronza, Glen Perkins of Monticello and Leo Perkins of Memphis; four grandchildren, Keith Tacker, Kelley Tacker, Mandy Tacker and Kayla Tacker; and one great-granddaughter...
Linda Jean Billingsley - Jefferson City, Mo. (01/30/03)
Linda Jean Billingsley, 63, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at University Hospital and Clinic in Columbia, Mo. She was born in Walcott and was a graduate of Leachville High School and a member of Leachville Church of Christ, where she served as a Sunday school teacher...
Flossie Bridger - Jonesboro (01/30/03)
Flossie Bridger, 79, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at Manila Nursing Center. She was a lifelong Jonesboro resident and was retired from the Arkansas Glass plant. She was a member of Fisher Street United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Hal Bridger, Ronnie Bridger and Richard Bridger, all of Jonesboro; a brother, Arthur Atkinson of Leavenworth, Kan.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Marion Charlesteen Crabtree - Manila (01/30/03)
Marion Charlesteen Crabtree, 83, of Manila died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Cave City, she was the daughter of the late Charley and Rossie Bell Meacham. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed sewing for her family and friends. She was a lifelong Manila area resident and was of the Methodist faith...
Nola Irene Golden - Lake City (01/30/03)
Nola Irene Golden, 92, of Lake City, died Jan. 20, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was a homemaker and member of Black Oak Assembly of God Church. She had lived in the Buffalo Island area most of her life. She is survived by a son, Wayne Golden of Mercedes, Texas; six grandchildren, Kyle Golden of Grand Rapids, Mich., Doris Bayman and Tina Wagner of Grand Ledge, Mich., Billy G. ...
Barbara Jane Isebell - Manila (01/30/03)
Barbara Jane Isebell, 40, of Manila, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Nuremberg, Germany, she was reared in Sacramento, Calif., and moved to Manila in 1980. She was a former employee of Bush Canning Company in Blytheville and retired due to her declining health. Miss Isebell was of the Baptist faith...
Rosetta "Rose" Presley - Caraway (01/30/03)
Rosetta "Rose" Presley, 77, of Caraway, died Jan. 23, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker, member of Caraway Church of Christ and had lived in the Caraway area most of her life. She was born Feb. 27, 1925 at Hardy...
Albert Louis Roberts - Manila (01/30/03)
Albert Louis Roberts, 79, of Manila, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Marmaduke, he was the son of the late Marvin and Nannie Lorene Smith Roberts. He was a retired concrete finisher and had lived several years in Flint, Mich., before making his home in Manila in 1996. He was a member of the New Haven Baptist Church in Flint, Mich...
Frank Schoolfield - Caraway (01/16/03)
Frank Schoolfield, 97, of Caraway, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired farmer and painter. He was a member of the Caraway Church of Christ and had lived in the Caraway area most of his life. He is survived by six sons, Tom and Murl Schoolfield, both of Caraway, Dail Schoolfield of Aurora, Ill., John Schoolfield of Denton, Tenn., and James Schoolfield of Kenton, Tenn., and Michael Schoolfield of Meridian, Miss.; two daughters, Shirley Dunkerson of Caraway and Dallie Billingsley of Buncombe, Ill.; 38 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Willie Alonzo Chestnut - Manila (01/22/03)
Willie Alonzo Chestnut, 87, of Manila died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Newport, he was the son of the late Jake and Mattie Phillips Chestnut and had been a Manila resident most of his life. He was a retired grocer, having owned and operated his own store in Manila for many years. He was a member of Manila First Baptist Church and was an Army veteran of World War II...
Pamela Ann Hatcher - Caraway (01/22/03)
Pamela Ann Hatcher, 48, of Caraway, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Lepanto, she had been a lifelong resident of Caraway and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Donald Hatcher, of Caraway; her daughter, Molli Hatcher, of the home; her mother, Doris O'Dell Boyd of Jonesboro; three brothers, Jim Body, Garry Boyd, and Steve Boyd, all of Caraway...
Martha Jane Hendrix - Keiser (01/22/03)
Martha Jane Hendrix, 83, of Keiser died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at Osceola Health Care. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Keiser Chapel. Survivors include a son, Roy Hendrix of Keiser; three daughters, Shirley Britton of Manila, Frances Mitchell of Mountain Home and Norma Anderson of Keiser; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren...
Infant Sarah Nicole Johnson - Manila (01/22/03)
Sarah Nicole Johnson, infant daughter of Samantha Deason and Raymond Johnson, died at birth Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. She is survived by her parents, Samantha Rountree Deason and Raymond Johnson, both of Manila; her sister, Jessica Paige Deason of Manila; maternal grandparents, James and Mary Rountree of Manila; paternal grandparents, James and Debbie Johnson of Austin, Texas; maternal great-grandmothers, Jean Rountree, Willie Huskey, both of Manila; paternal great-grandmother, Polly Johnson of Drasco.. ...
Lillie Lavella Kee - Caraway (01/22/03)
Lillie Lavella Kee, 72, of Caraway, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. She was born in Caraway and lived most of her life in Caraway. She was a homemaker and a member of the Caraway First Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Oscar Kee, of the home; a daughter, Janis Barker, of Caraway; a son, Danny Kee, of Jonesboro; two granddaughters, Amanda Barker and Ann Marie Burch; two great-grandsons, Beau-Grayson Alexander and Hayden Cole Burch; four brothers, Paul Blake and Bobby Blake, both of Caraway, Alvin Blake and Freeman Martin, both of Dardanelle; two sisters, Thelma Mangrum of Hardy and Ruby Hunter of Killeen, Texas.. ...
Bill Matheny Sr. - Lake City (01/22/03)
Bill Matheny Sr., of Lake City, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He had lived in Lake City for eight years moving here from Gainesville, Ga. Survivors include his wife, Roberta Matheny of Lake City; a son, B.J. ...
John Thomas Edward "Cowboy" Milligan - Jonesboro (01/22/03)
John Thomas Edward "Cowboy" Milligan, 73, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was retired from Singer cooperation and of the Baptist Faith. He had lived in Jonesboro for six years, formerly of Caraway...
Kenneth Ray Thompson - Manila (01/22/03)
Kenneth Ray Thompson, 51, of Manila, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 10, 1951, in Memphis, Tenn., he had been a farmer and was a member of Soul's Harbor Trinity Church in Manila. He is survived by his wife, Lou Miles Thompson, of Manila; a son, Kenny Thompson, of Decatur, Ala.; a daughter, Kay McDale, of Manila; two sisters, Mayria Cardoza, of Leesburg, Fla., and Barbara Sharp, of Albertville, Ala.; four brothers, R.W. ...
Bill Matheny, Sr. - Lake City (01/16/03)
Bill Matheny Sr., 46, of Lake City died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Emerson Funeral Home of Lake City.
Martha Louise DuBar - Jonesboro (01/16/03)
Martha Louise DuBar of Jonesboro, 74, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at her residence. She was born in Black Oak on March 30, 1927, the daughter of John Wesley and Elizabeth Boyd. She was a homemaker and had spent most of her life in the Monette and Jonesboro areas. She was a member of the Lake City Pentecostal Church...
Willie A. Chestnut - Manila (01/16/03)
Willie A. Chestnut, 87, of Manila died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Arrangements will be announced by Howard Funeral Service of Manila.
Elizabeth "Liz" Broughton - Jonesboro (01/16/03)
Elizabeth "Liz" Broughton, 75, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, at Monette at her daughter's residence. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist faith, lived in Jonesboro 24 years, formerly of Leachville. She is survived by a daughter, Betty Steele of Monette; three sisters, Stella Austin of Senath, Estell Hammons of Watervliet, Mich., and Nadine Hiser of Leachville; a brother, Wiles Lee Baxley of Russellville; three grandsons, Chris Steele of Boulder, Col., Mark Steele of Plano, Texas, and Tim Steele of Smyrna, Ga., and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Steele of Monette; and four great-grandchildren.. ...
Curtis Lee Brewer - Jonesboro (01/16/03)
Curtis Lee Brewer, 20, of Jonesboro died Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, near Sedgwick. Born in Joneboro, he lived in the Jonesboro and Caraway areas his lifetime. He graduated from Riverside High School, was a student at Arkansas State University, worked at Colton's Steak House and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Carol Kay Guthrie - Manila (01/09/03)
Carol Kay Guthrie, 46, of Manila, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at her home. Born in the Milligan Ridge Community, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Myrtie Milam Yancey and had been a lifelong Manila resident. She was a member of The Church of The Lord Jesus Christ in Manila...
Wendel Brent Dunning - Mississippi (01/09/03)
Wendell Brent Dunning, 48, formerly of the Buckeye Community near Leachville, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, in Murphy, Miss. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Jack and Betty Buck Dunning and had lived in Mississippi for the past 17 years. He was a 1972 graduate of Senath-Hornersville High School and was a supervisor at Delta Pride catfish. He was a member of the New Providence Baptist Church...
Junior Cossey - Leachville (01/09/03)
Junior Cossey, 74, of Leachville, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Batesville, he was the son of the late Arch and Martha Gilmore Cossey and had been a Leachville resident since 1995. He was a former Blytheville and Manila resident and was a retired machinist and Mississippi County Deputy Sheriff. He was a member of the Leachville Assembly of God Church and the Blytheville Masonic Lodge...
Jewel Chavies - Caraway (01/09/03)
Jewel Chavies, 80, of Caraway, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Heber Springs, she was the daughter of the late Aim and Lela Waters and had been a Caraway resident for the past 54 years. She was the widow of Hubert Chavies and was of the Church of Christ faith...
Irven Page Carmichiel - Dyess (01/09/03)
Irven Page Carmichiel, 84, of Dyess died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola. A retired farmer, he was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War and had worked for American greetings for 32 years. He was a 32nd degree Mason and was of the Presbyterian belief. He had served on the Dyess School Board for 12 years...
Hazel Massengale Woodruff Johnson - Jonesboro (01/09/03)
Hazel Massengale Woodruff Johnson, 92, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Nov. 3, 1910, at Sayre, Okla. She was formerly of Manila and had lived in Jonesboro the past 30 years. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church...
Donna V. Mahan - Dell (01/09/03)
Donna V. Mahan, 73, of Dell, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, at her home. Born in Benton Harbor, Mich., she moved to Northeast Arkansas in 1970. She was a certified substance abuse counselor who retired after 20 years of service with Crowley's Ridge Development Council. She was a volunteer worker for the American Red Cross and was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder and treasurer of a women's group...
Mary Edna Malone - Jonesboro (01/09/03)
Mary Edna Malone, 87, of Jonesboro, formerly of Lake City, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church near Lester. Survivors include two sons, Al Malone of Jonesboro and Ray Malone of Little Rock; two sisters, Rossie Long and Nannie Sue Lang, both of Guntersville, Ala.; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren...
Lou Alice Meacham - Searcy (01/09/03)
Lou Alice Meacham, 77, of Searcy, died Jan. 1, 2003, in Searcy. She was a retired school teacher, of the Baptist faith, and had lived in Searcy for the past year, formerly of the Monette and Paragould area. She is survived by a sister, Anne Spehle of Eau Claire, Wis.; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Kenneth and Barbara Meacham of Searcy; and two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Kim Meacham...
Lynn Wendell Mohr - Dyess (01/09/03)
Lynn Wendell Mohr, 61, of Dyess, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Essie Mohr of Dyess; two sons, Terry Mohr and Tim Mohr, both of Indiana; three daughters, Susan Jacobs of Gatson, Ind., Juanita Murphy of Caraway, and April Mohr of Dyess; five stepsons, Travis Huffins, Richard Huffins, Jerry Huffins, Carlee Huffins and Danny Huffins; his parents, William Mohr of Grand Haven, Mich., and Fern Mohr of Rutherford, N.C.; and nine grandchildren...
Lena Matilda Murphy - Leachville (01/09/03)
Lena Matilda Murphy, 89, of Leachville, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Dover she was the daughter of the late George and Fannie Tilley Harris and had been a Leachville resident since 1954. She was the widow of Lonnie Murphy and was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Leachville...
David Allen Stallings - Manila (01/09/03)
David Allen Stallings, 31, of Manila, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at his home. Born at Rockford, Ill., he had been a resident of Manila since 1972 and was a 1989 graduate of Manila High School. He was the manager of Harold's Furniture in Manila which is a longtime family owned business and attended the Church of God of Prophecy of Manila...
Sylvia Warmbrodt - McMahan, Texas (01/09/03)
Sylvia Warmbrodt, 97, of McMahan, Texas, died Jan. 1, 2003, in Port Lavaca, Texas. She was born Dec. 10, 1905, in Mammoth to Joe and Artha Jean Rogers Fisher. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Jan. 4, at the Delhi Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Baker officiating. Interment followed in the Delhi Cemetery...
James "Jim" Bailey - Leachville (01/09/03)
James "Jim" Bailey, 69, of Leachville, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at his home. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Jesse and Nell Ruth McHaney Bailey. He attended Leachville public schools and was a graduate of South Eastern State College in Hammond, La. ...