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Obituaries from April 2003

Charles E. Williams - Buncombe, Ill. (04/24/03)
Charles E. Williams, 54, of Buncombe, Ill., died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, Ill. He was a retired truck driver for Jerue Enterprise, of the Baptist belief, and had lived in Buncombe for a year, formerly of Caraway. He is survived by three sisters, Betty Davis of Salem, Levetta Archey of Buncombe, Ill., and Patricia Armstrong of Salem; three brothers, James Williams and Donnie Williams of Caraway, and Jerry Williams of West Helena; a son, Charles James Williams of West Frankford, Ill.; two daughters, Virginia Williams of West Frankford, Ill., and Paula Bell of Stevensville, Mich.; four grandchildren, Ashley and Josh Mitchell, and Amber and Tonya Bell.. ...
Coats infant - Caraway (04/24/03)
Barry Lee Coats, infant son of Dennis and Beverly Williams Coats of Caraway, died Thursday, April 17, 2003, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Survivors in addition to the parents include a brother, Kevin Coats of Rivervale; three sisters, Michelle Coats, Melinda Coats and Melissa Coats, all of Caraway; and his grandfather, Junior Coats of Watson...
Delbert Hale - Lake City (04/24/03)
Delbert Hale, 82, of Lake died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Lake City, he was a retired employee of Cerro Copper and Brass Company, a World War II Navy veteran, a member of M.M. Ebert Post No. 1 of the American Legion in Little Rock and of the Baptist belief...
Herbert Ford Honeycutt - Brookland (04/24/03)
Herbert Ford Honeycutt, 80, of Brookland died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Regional Medical Center of NEA. Born in Guin, Ala., he was a retired employee of Crane Co. and was of the Church of Christ belief. Survivors include three sons, gene Honeycutt of Brookland, Jerry D. ...
James Roy Maiden Sr. - Lake City (04/24/03)
James Roy "JR" Maiden Sr., 63, of Lake City, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at his residence. Born in Kansas City, Mo., he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Survivors include two childen; two sisters, Bobbie Lewis of Kansas City and Wanda Buazard of Independence, Mo...
Glen Madison May, Sr. - Rivervale (04/24/03)
Glen Madison May, Sr., 89, of Rivervale, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. May was a veteran of World Ward II and a Baptist. He is survived by a daughter, Rose Peridore of Caraway; four sons, Danny May of Horn Lake, Miss., Bobby May of Park Hills, Mo., Gordon May of Osceola and Steven May of Manila; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren...
Dessie McClung - Lake City (04/24/03)
Dessie McClung, 80, of Lake City died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at her residence. Born in Searcy, she was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God in Lake City. Survivors include a son, Jimmy McClung of Jonesboro; two daughters, Maxine Bullock and Roberta Hotchkiss, both of Lake City; three sisters, Lois Despain of Trumann, Joyce Fletcher of Lake City and Mae Despain of Bay; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
James Floyd Spencer - Manila (04/24/03)
James Floyd "Pops" Spencer, 63, of Manila died Monday, April 7, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila, he was the son of the late Floyd Talmadge Spencer and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. He was retired from EIS Brake Parts and was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Leachville...
Lewis Edwin Townsend - Manila (04/24/03)
Lewis Edwin Townsend, born July 5, 1910, at Mammoth Springs, died April 16, 2003, at the age of 92 in the Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Nellie Fleeman Townsend of the home in Manila; a son, Woody M. Townsend of Manila; a brother, Robert Townsend of Orange Beach, Ala.; a sister, Martha Sue Potts of Silver Spring, Md.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren...
V.C. Yates - Monette (04/24/03)
V.C. Yates, 86, of Monette, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of the Monette First Baptist Church and had lived In the Buffalo Island area most of her life. She is survived by three daughters, Callie Hampton and Diane Hicks, both of Manila, and Janet Raper of Cordova, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Lewis Nettles, Shonda Nettles Quenda, Derick Hampton, Kari Short, Holly Hicks Adams, and Jairus Hicks; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Amanda Emelia Umsted - Paragould (04/16/03)
Amanda Emelia Umsted, 88, of Paragould died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born in Albee, S.D., she had worked as a sales clerk at Belks until her retirement in 1980. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Paragould...
James Floyd Spencer - Manila (04/16/03)
James Floyd "Pops" Spencer, 63, of Manila died Monday, April 7, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila, he was the son of the late Floyd Talmadge Spencer and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. He was retired from EIS Brake Parts and was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Leachville...
Vidline Leenora Shaver - Monette (04/16/03)
Vidline Leenora Shaver, 73, of Monette, died Friday, Aril 11, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of Refuge General Baptist Church and had lived in the Monette area most of her life. She is survived by three daughters, Debra Bader, Ella Sanderson and Linda Hutchison, all of Monette; two sons, Joe Shaver of Lake City and Jimmy Shaver of Jonesboro; a brother, Shamblin Timms of Lake City; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren...
June Galloway Alderman Roach - Elaine (04/16/03)
June Galloway Alderman Roach, 82, of Elaine, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Helena Regional Medical Center. She was born in Moscow, Ark., on April 2, 1921, the daughter of the late Louis Altheimer Galloway, Sr., and Carrie Gould Galloway. She was a member of the Elaine United Methodist Church and a member of the Primetimers Club. She enjoyed making quilts at Delta Cultural Center...
Bernice Martin - Paragould (04/16/03)
Bernice Martin, 65, of Paragould, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. She was a homemaker, member of Eastside Baptist Church in Trumann, and had lived in Paragould four years, formerly of Lake City. She is survived by her husband, Quinton Martin, of the home; a son, Ray Martin of Paragould; a daughter, Reba Shirley of Paragould; a brother, Raymond Clark, of Highland; eight grandchildren, Tommy Shirley, Dwayne Shirley, Jeff Shirley, Melanie Walker, Shannon Martin, Brandi Martin, Adam Rondell, and Robin Lidell; and five great-grandchildren, Zach Shirley, Natalie Shirley, Jazmyn Walker, Tymra Walker and Weston Shirley.. ...
Laura Mae Bradford - Blytheville (04/09/03)
Laura Mae Bradford, 82, of Blytheville died Friday, April 4, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born in Mississippi, she was a longtime area resident and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She was a nurse for 34 years, where she worked for Dr. Robert Ratton in Manila and Dr. E.H. Ball in Blytheville and worked at Walls Hospital, Chickasawba Hospital, the former Geriatrics Nursing Home and the former Mississippi County Hospital...
Arthur J. Carter - Jonesboro (04/09/03)
Arthur J. Carter, 72, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at his home. He was retired from Budd Automotive Company in Gary, Ind. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by a son, Donald Carter, of Monette; a daughter, Donna Lynn Littell of Lake Station, Ind.; four sisters, Beatrice Wagner of Michigan City, Ind., and Elsie McConnaughay of Paragould, Marguarite Ward of Jonesboro, and Doris Mason of Jonesboro; three brothers, Archie Carter, Cletis Carter, and Curtis Carter, all of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Donald Arthur Carter, Brittney Patricia Marie Carter, Cheyenne Setena Carter, Ashley Marie Littell, Bobby Lynn Littell, and Lucas Wayne Littell.. ...
Clifford Ray Hall - Manila (04/09/03)
Clifford Ray Hall, 53, of Manila, died Monday, March 31, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late John and Vady Lambert Hall and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was a retired commercial fisherman and was a member of the Manila Church of God...
Lee Monroe Healey - Leachville (04/09/03)
Lee Monroe Healey, 71, of Leachville, died Sunday, March 30, 2003, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Claude and Maggie Moore Healey and been a Leachville resident most of his life. He was retired from Brown Shoe Company and was of the Church of God faith...
Kenneth Wayne Terry - Manila (04/09/03)
Kenneth Wayne Terry, 38, of Manila, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Amory, Miss., he lived most of his life in Manila and worked as a carpenter until his retirement in October 2001. He was a 1983 graduate of Manila High School...
John Homer Wilbanks - Flint, Mich. (04/09/03)
John Homer Wilbanks, 89, of Flint, Mich., formerly of Leachville, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at Genesy's Hospice Care Center in Goodrich, Mich. Born in Ben Lomond, he was the son of the late John and Nancy Bolt Wilbanks. He is retired from General Motors and was a member of the Osceola Masonic Lodge...
Eva Willmuth - Manila (04/09/03)
Eva Rebecca Willmuth, 88, of Manila, formerly of Strawberry, died Sunday, April 6, 2003. Born in Hardy on April 29, 1914. She was united in marriage to A.I. Willmuth on Dec. 19, 1936, in Lynn. She was a homemaker and a member of Westside Baptist Church in Manila...
Jeanette Marbry - Tyronza (04/16/03)
Jeanette Marbry, 73, of Tyronza died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She retired as manager of a One-Hour Martinizing and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include two sons, Ricky Furnish and Kenny Furnish, both of Walls, Miss.; two daughters, Barbara Burch of Tyronza and Inez Speights of Lake Jackson, Texas; two sisters, Lou Ann Moon of Lake City and Vicki Holden of Palestine, Texas; seven brothers, James Moon, Sonny Moon and Craig Moon, all of Trumann, Tom Moon of Glen Allen, Va., Larry Moon and Paul Moon, both of Lake City, and Jackie Moon of Bay; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.. ...
Roger Dale Skinner - Paragould (04/04/03)
Roger Dale Skinner, 56, of Paragould died Friday, March 28, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He was a farm worker, an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Shawn Skinner of Caraway and Jeffery Skinner of Blytheville; three daughters, Theresa Skinner of Alabama, Gena Mullins of Monette and Jamie Skinner of Blytheville; his mother, Evelyn Osborn of Concord; three half brothers, Gene Osborn, Dickey Osborn and Joshua Osborn, all of Concord; two half sisters, Sue Mason of Floral and Rhonda Brehs of Concord; and 10 grandchildren.. ...
Fred Williams - Newport (04/04/03)
Fred Williams, 91, of Newport died Monday, March 24, 2003, at Jonesboro. Born in Stillwell, Okla., he was a member of the Holden Avenue Church of Christ in Newport where he served as a deacon. He graduated from Konawa High School in Oklahoma and attended Seminole Junior College, Oklahoma Baptist University and what was then Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway. ...
Mary Odessa Carter - Leachville (04/04/03)
Mary Odessa Carter, 96, of Leachville died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Ravenden Springs, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Ella Marriott Higginbotham and had been a Leachville resident since 1929. ...
Clinton Darrell Amos - Manila (04/04/03)
Clinton Darrell Amos, 53, of Manila died Friday, March 28, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Clarksburg, West Virginia, he was the son of the late James Edward and Helen Holt Amos. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had been a Manila resident since 1991. He was employed as a machinist for Dawson Welding and Fabrication of Blytheville. He served as the Sunday School Director and Board member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Manila...