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Obituaries from March 2003

Luis Reyna Jr. - Paragould (03/28/03)
Luis Reyna Jr., 31, of Paragould died Monday, March 17, 2003, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical center in Paragould. Born in Harlingen, Texas, he was a Baptist and was a former resident of Leachville and Harlingen before moving to Paragould. Survivors include his wife, Christie Lynn Reyna of Paragould; a son, Louie Reyna of Paragould; his mother Petra Sanceda Reyna of Paragould; his father, Luis Cruz Reyna Sr. ...
Nina Marie Berry - Blytheville (03/28/03)
Nina Marie Berry, 75, of Blytheville, the widow of John Wesley "Jay" Berry, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Born in Day, the daughter of Delbert and Roxie Hill Ferguson, she was a longtime Blytheville resident, a retired employee of Borg Warner, and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church at Half Moon...
Drucill Dill - Manila (03/28/03)
Drucill Dill, 78, of Manila, died Saturday, March 23, 2003, at her home. Born at Wardell, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Ora and Ethel Davis Johnson and had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Tillman Dill, of Manila; a son, Oran Ray Dill, Sr., of Manila; a brother, Buddy Johnson of Rector; a sister, Caraneda Chamberlain of Schertz, Texas; three grandchildren, Deadra Minirth, Sonny Ray Dill, and Richie Wilson; and four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann Arthur, Margaret Kathlean Arthur, Lee Robin Wilson and Britton Heath Wilson.. ...
Bobby G. Helton - Manila (03/28/03)
Bobby G. Helton, 73, died March 13, 2003. He was born April 31, 1930 and had been a Manila resident since 1990. He is survived by nephews Leslie Sammons, Fred Sammons, George Sammons and nieces, Lorine Waton, Inene Canaberry, Collin Coners, a brother-in-law, Hershel Douglas and five children...
Laurette Marie Hickman - Manila (03/28/03)
Laurette Marie Hickman, 79, of Manila died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Mangrum, she was the daughter of the late Hiram and Shirolette Mangrum Wilkerson and had been a longtime Manila area resident. The widow of Melvin Hickman, she was a homemaker and a member of the Buffalo Baptist Church in Caraway...
Carl Fletcher Kennedy - Paragould (03/28/03)
Carol Fletcher Kennedy, son of the late Pleasant H. and Maude Bush Kennedy, was born Aug. 15, 1919, in Russell County, Va., and passed away March 21, 2003, at the Arkansas Mehtodist Medical Center in Paragould at the age of 83. He married Vida Daily May 5, 1949, in Pascagoula, Miss., She preceded him in death Sept. 1, 2002...
Wendell "Max" Lee - Lepanto (03/28/03)
Wendell "Max" Lee, 57, of Lepanto died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at Huntington W.Va. He was a carpenter, a Vietnam Army Veteran and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a daughter, Candy Fleming of Lepanto; two sisters, Marion Wright Traylor and Daphney Stone, both of Lepanto; two brothers, Harold "Pat" Lee of Caraway, and Gary Lee of South Bend, Ind.; and a grandson, Sam Fleming...
Freddie James "Bud Littlefield, Jr. - Leachville (03/28/03)
Freddie James "Bud" Littlefield, Jr., 77, of Leachville died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. Born at Forrest City, he was the osn of the late Freddie and Myrtle Thrasher Littlefield and had been a Leachville resident since 1932. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served his country in World War II. He was a retired carpenter and was a member of the Leachville Second Baptist Church...
Zelma Mae Mitchell - Newark (03/28/03)
Zelma Mae Mitchell, 88, of Newark died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, in Jonesboro. Born in Cord, she was a homemaker. Survivors include four sons, Billy Mitchell of California, Kenneth Mitchell of Van Buren, Jimmy Mitchell of Leachville and Marion Mitchell of Lynn; two daughters, Eulaia Brock of Tuckerman and Lois Mitchell; a brother, Troy Jones of Cord; a sister, Virginia Tharp of Tuckerman; and several grandchildren...
Larry William Reed - Thornton, Col. (03/28/03)
Larry William Red, 61, of Thornton, Col., died March 12, 2003, in Denver, Col. He was born Oct. 18, 1941 in Otisville, Mich., to Harold Paul Reed and Leona June Foss. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Diana Reed; his children, Darrel Reed, Tracey Cheney, Tina Reed, Eric Reed; stepsons Bill Schaible, Scott Schaible, and Clay Schaible; his siblings, Danny Sargent, Terri Hornfeld, Cindy Farmer and Scott Reed; and 14 grandchildren...
Monroe Dillard Reid - Monette (03/28/03)
Monroe Dillard Reid, 72, of Monette died Friday, March 21, 2003, at his home. Born at Lepanto, he was the son of the late Dillard and Mattie Drake Reid and had lived in the Manila and Monette areas since 1970. He was a retired master plumber and was a member of the New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church in Manila...
Jesse Deavours Jackson - Memphis, Tenn. (03/19/03)
Jesse Deavours Jackson, 83, of Memphis, Tenn., died Feb. 28, 2003, at his home. He was a retired car salesman of 30 years at Chip Barwick Chevrolet and Tom Bell Chevrolet. In 1957 he was presented an award for extraordinary performance and excellence for selling the most Chevrolets in the United States in a single year...
Vernon Leroy Koch - Osceola (03/19/03)
Vernon Leroy Koch, 77, of Osceola, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at Osceola Health Care in Osceola. Born Oct. 1, 1925, in Puxico, Mo., he was a World War II Navy veteran, a parts manager and a member of Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church in Etowah. He is survived by three sons, Don Koch of Hot Springs, Roy Koch of Las Vega and David Koch of Osceola; a stepson, Clay Battles of Etowah; a daughter, Jean Bishop of Van Buren; three stepdaughters, Lisa, Donna and Patty; two sisters, Mary Davis of Flint, Mich., and Wanda Fowler of Idaho; a brother, Emery Koch of St. ...
Captola Lambert - Cardwell (03/19/03)
Captola Lambert, 77, of Cardwell died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at her residence. She is survived by a son, Billy Wayne Lambert Jr. of Jonesboro. The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 7, at Forrest Grove Baptist Church in Cardwell with Rev. Kenneth Hargrave officiating. Burial was in Cardwell Cemetery under the direction of McDaniel Fuenral Service of Arbyrd...
Melissa Ann Thomas McAfee - Caraway (03/19/03)
Melissa Ann Thomas McAfee, 40, of Caraway, formerly of Paragould, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She is survived by her husband, Tim McAfee of Caraway; three sons, Garrick McAfee of Caraway, Steven Paul Griffin and Matthew Ray Griffin, both of Step Rock; her mother and stepfather, Ida and A.C. ...
Joan Towell Reis - Marshall, Mo. (03/19/03)
Joan Towell Reis, 66, of Marshall, Mo., formerly of Leachville, died Friday, March 14, 2003, at St. Lukes Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Kathleen Holmes towel and was a retired registered nurse. She had lived in Corpus Christie, Texas, before moving to Marshall, Mo., 15 years ago. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Marshall...
Robert Joseph "Bob" Roe - Leachville (03/19/03)
Robert Joseph "Bob" Roe, 66, of Leachville died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Brooklyn, N.Y., he had been a resident of Northeast Arkansas for most of his life. He was a 1954 graduate of Paragould High School and he served in the United States Army. ...
Willie Thurman Thompson - Blytheville (03/19/03)
Willie Thurman Thompson, 79, of Blytheville died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born in Memphis, he had worked as a welder and was a member of Little River Baptist Church. Survivors include five sons, Joe Thompson of Hope, Thurman Thompson, Jr., of Benton, Jimmy Lee Thompson of Middleton, Tenn., David Thompson of Marie and Jerry Dale Thompson of Dyess; foru daughters, Willie Louise Asburn and Sarah Cooper, both of Joiner, and Betty Huskey and Charlotte Carmichael, both of Manila; three sisters, Ruby Hodge, Eula Hodge and Geneva Vevell, all of Middleton; a brother, Nace Flake of Middleton; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.. ...
Billy Thomas "Red" Hamilton - Manila (03/19/03)
Billy Thomas "Red" Hamilton, 65, of Manila died Thursday, March 13, 2002, at his home. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Frank and Vivian Campbell Hamilton and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. He was a retired carpenter and presently owned and operated Hamilton's Grocery in Manila...
Ruby Mae Hall - Leachville (03/19/03)
Ruby Mae Hall, 94, of Leachville, died Friday, March 14, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at McNairy County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late William V. and Eula O'Neal Riggs, and had been a Leachville resident since 1951. She was the widow of Gattis Hall and was a retired bookkeeper for Brewer Brother's Oil Company. She was a 50-year member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Leachville...
Ruthel V. Goodwin - Marion (03/19/03)
Ruthel V. Goodwin, 83, of Marion, died March 13, 2003, at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. She was a retired service worker for the East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging, a member of Monette Church of Christ, and had lived in Marion two years, formerly of Monette...
Raybon Neal Darty - Caraway (03/14/03)
Raybon Neal Darty, 63, of Caraway, died Monday, March 3, 2003, at Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired farmer, member of the Etowah Pentecostal Church of God, and had been a resident of Mississippi County for over 45 years. He is survived by a daughter, Wendy Darty of Caraway; three sons, Scott Darty of Dallas, Texas, Adam Darty of Frenchman's Bayou, and Mark Darty of Joiner; a brother, Alton Darty of Athelstan; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Hazel Mae Nothern Owens - Lake City (03/14/03)
Hazel Mae Nothern Owens, 85, of Lake City, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Sulphur Rock, she moved to Lake City in the 1920's, and lived the rest of her life in the Lake City area. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethabara Baptist Church near Lake City where she taught Sunday School School for many years...
Doyel Wayne Sarrels - Beech Grove (03/14/03)
Doyel Wayne Sarrels, 51, of Beech Grove, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born, Sept. 8, 1951 in Manila. He was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church. He had lived in Beech Grove for eight years, formerly of Leachville...
John Franklin Stephen - Paragould (03/14/03)
John Franklin Stephen, 85, of Paragould died Sunday, March 2, 2003, at Monette Manor. He was a retired cabinet maker, Methodist, veteran of Normandy War of Northern France, a member of the VFW and member of Carpenter Machinest Union. He had lived in Paragould for three years, formerly of Madison, Ill...
Audrey Kathleen Towell - Leachville (03/14/03)
Audrey Kathleen Towell, 82, of Leachville, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at the Randolph County Medical Center in Pocahontas. Born at Magness, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Eula Mae Stafford Holmes and had been a Leachville resident for most of her life. ...
Ethel Edna Elizabeth Warren - Leachville (03/14/03)
Ethel Edna Elizabeth Warren, 83, of Leachville, died Friday, March. 7, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist belief and had lived in the Buffalo Island area a lifetime. She is survived by two sisters, Lester Nelson of Lake City and Naomi Simmons of Tollison, Ariz.; two sons, Phil Warren of Memphis, and Michael Atkeison of New Albany, Miss.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
Ralph Edward Cloud - Lake City (03/19/03)
Ralph Edward Cloud, 87, of Lake City, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. He was born in Elwood, Ind., and lived in Monette and Flint, Mich., before moving to Lake City 40 years ago. He was a retired carpenter and farmer and a member of Refuge General Baptist Church in Lake City...
Dovie Davison Evans - Manila (03/05/03)
Dovie Davison Evans, 86, of Manila, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Perry County, she was the daughter of the late Jethro and Effie Davison and had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was a retired licensed practical nurse and beautician, and was a longtime member of the Westside Baptist Church in Manila and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was the widow of Virgil Evans...
Ray Fortson - Monette (03/05/03)
Ray Fortson, 88, of Monette died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Monette Manor. He was a retired farmer and member of Monette First Baptist Church. He had lived in the Monette area most of his life. He is survived by three daughters, Mary McElroy of Monette, Lillian Hanna of Waldron, and Brenda Lyons of Waxahachie, Texas; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild...
Lucille Gorham - Black Oak (03/05/03)
Lucille Gorham, 97, of Black Oak died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at Craighead Nursing Center in Jonesboro. Born in Holcomb, Mo., she had lived in Black Oak since 1941. She co-owned and managed the Strand Theater in Black Oak for several years. She was the first female railway agent in Arkansas employed by the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company when she was appointed as agent in Black Oak after the retirement of her husband. She made and gave away more than 5,000 Bible bookmarks...
Hannah Alice Hargrove - Leachville (03/05/03)
Hannah Alice Hargrove, 98, of Leachville, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born March 13, 1904, at Hollywood, Mo., she was a longtime Leachville resident. The widow of Jim Hargrove, she had worked at the Robins' Hospital and later at Taylor's Grocery and was always involved with the family farm. She had been active in the Leachville Senior citizens activities and was a longtime member of the Leachville Church of Christ...
David Arthur Macon - Leachville (03/05/03)
David Arthur Macon, 47, of Leachville died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at his home. Born at Jonesboro, he was the son of the late James Woodrow Macon and had been a Leachville resident since 1990. He was a former Manila resident and was a farm laborer until failing health forced his retirement...
Bessie Smitherman - Leachville (03/05/03)
Bessie Smitherman, 95, of Leachville, widow of Edwin Guy Smitherman, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at Life Center Nursing Home in Bruceton, Tenn. Born at Sharon, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Otto and Mary Warren Duda and had been a Leachville resident since 1972. She was a member of the Leachville First Baptist Church...
Thomas Burdette Taylor - Wynne (03/05/03)
Thomas Burdette Taylor, 82, of Wynne died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Monette, he was a retired farmer, a graduate of Childress High School and a member of Wynne Baptist Church. A World War II Army veteran, he moved to Cross County in 1964, where he farmed...
Billy C. Thompson - Cardwell (03/05/03)
Billy C. Thompson, 62, of Cardwell died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Marshall, Thompson moved to the Jonesboro area where he was a 1960 graduate of Valley View High School. Following graduation, he moved to Florida where he lived until moving to Cardwell 10 years ago. He was a retired supervisor in a fruit processing plant and served in the Florida National Guard...
Jewell Jean Wisby - Lake City (03/05/03)
Jewell Jean Wisby, 69, of Lake City died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Monterey, she had lived in Lake City for the past five years, having previously lived in California. She was a retired nurse's assistant and a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake City...
Terry Lee Ziegenhorn - Jonesboro (03/05/03)
Terry Lee Ziegenhorn, 42, of Jonesboro died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born in Jonesboro, he pastured churches in Herndon, Fisher, Black Oak and Oak Grove. He was a member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ. Survivors include his parents, Louise and Mary Ziegenhorn of Jonesboro; three brothers, Larry Ziegenhorn and Dennis Ziegenhorn, both of Jonesboro, and Ronald Ziegenhorn of Little Rock...
Uneeda Faye Barker- Manila (03/05/03)
Uneeda Faye Barker, 51, of Manila, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, at her home. Born in Rivervale, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lillie Ray Barker, Sr., and had been a Manila resident since July of 1955. She was retired from American Greeting Card Co. where she had worked for 30 years and was of the Church of God faith...