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Obituaries from May 2003

Freda Jackson - Monette (05/28/03)
Freda Jackson, 75, of Monette died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of Monette First Baptist Church, and had lived in the Monette area most of her life. She is survived by her husband, Clifton Jackson, of the home; a son, Roger Jackson, of Jonesboro; a daughter, Mary Redding, of Monette; a sister, Avajean Crittendon, of Piggott; three grandchildren, Shawnia, Amber and Catherine, and a great-granddaughter, Allison...
Timothy John (T.J.) Ham - Manila (05/28/03)
Timothy John (T.J.) Ham, 42, of Manila, died Tuesday at Manila. Born at Steele, Mo., he was a graduate of Steele High School and had been a Manila resident since 1989. Ham served his country in the U.S. Army from 1979 until 1983 and was a truck driver for Promotions Unlimited...
Glenda Almeda Cagle - Leachville (05/28/03)
Glenda Almeda Cagle, 67, of Leachville, widow of LiHue Cagle, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Lester Hill Giles and had been a Leachville resident for over 50 years. She was employed by the Leachville Housing Authority since 1981 and had served as executive director for over 20 years. She was a member of the Leachville Church of Christ...
Charles Dunlap - Louisville, Ky. (05/16/03)
Charles F. "Charlie" Dunlap, 60, of Louisville, Ky., died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. A graduate of Lake City High School, he served in the Army during the Vietnam War and had worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad and the National Piggyback Co. in Louisville. He was a former member of the Transportation Club and the Rail Club and was of the Catholic belief...
Ernest R. Frame - Lake City (05/16/03)
Ernest R. Frame, 77, of Lake City, formerly of St. Louis, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Black Oak, he was a retired owner and operator of a trucking enterprise in St. Louis and was a member of First Baptist Church in Lake City, where he served as a deacon for more than 40 years...
Carol Irene Coppedge Jackman - Little Rock (05/16/03)
Carol Irene Coppedge Jackman, 55, of Little Rock and Heber Springs, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Born at Blytheville, she was the daughter of the late Oliver Watson and Marguerite Pride Coppedge. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was a 1965 graduate of Blytheville High School. ...
Allie Mae McClelland - Monette (05/16/03)
Allie Mae McClelland, 84, of Monette, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Monette Manor. She was a homemaker, of the Assembly of God belief, and had lived in Monette for six years, formerly of McGhee. She is survived by three nephews and eight nieces. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, John G. and Idella McClelland, and three brothers, Robert, Illie, and Everett McClelland, and two sisters, Laura Stone and Ella Barker...
Pearl Edith Miller - Manila (05/16/03)
Pearl Edith Miller, 82, of Manila died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola. Born at Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Walter Lee and Josephine Baggett Gatlin and had been a Manila resident for the past 12 years. ...
Ned Gilbert Rice - Manila (05/16/03)
Ned Gilbert Rice, 92, of Manila, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Jake and Victoria Robbins Rice. He was a lifelong Manila resident and was a retired businessman having owned and operated the Shell Service Station in Manila. He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed raising quail and working in his tomato garden. He was dedicated to his family and was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Manila...
Mary Bohannon Wheeler - Leachville (05/16/03)
Mary Bohannon Wheeler, 84, of Leachville, died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at her home. Born in Senath, she was the daughter of the late James Henry and Lilly Bohannon and was a Leachville resident since 1940. She and her husband owned and operated Wheeler Furniture and Hardware in Leachville for over 40 years. Mrs. Wheeler was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Leachville for 62 years...
Clyde Cook - Manila (05/21/03)
Clyde Cook, 91, of Manila, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Shirley, he was the son of the late Oliver and Ollie Sowell Cook and had lived most of his life in Manila. He was a retired farmer and member of Manila Community Methodist Church where he taught a Sunday School class for more than 40 years...
Emma Donner - Manila (05/21/03)
Emma Donner, 92, of Blytheville and a previous lifetime resident of Manila, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. She was the daughter of Henry and Laura Allen Barker and Charlie Wright. Born in Harrisburg, she was a homemaker and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. According to her family, she was an avid gardener, had published a cookbook, and was very artistic and talented with both needle and brush...
Wanda Lee Epperson - Manila (05/21/03)
Wanda Lee Epperson, 72, of Manila, widow of Frank Epperson, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Manila Nursing Center. Born Oct. 17, 1930, in Walnut Ridge, the daughter of Homer and Effie Lee Robbins Dorris, she was a lifelong area resident and affiliated with the Baptist faith. She devoted her life to caring for her home and family...
Floyd Pollard - Caraway (05/21/03)
Floyd Pollard, 65, of Caraway died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at his home. Born at Caraway, he was a retired truck driver and a member of New Hope Baptist Church of Caraway. Survivors include his wife, Faye Pollard of Caraway; six sons, Billy Pollard and Joey Pollard, both of Caraway, Bobby Pollard of Evening Shade, Randy Pollard of Kilgore, Texas, Earnest Pollard of Linn, Mo., and Teddy Pollard of Hot Springs; six daughters, Rosetta Fagan of Trumann, Janet Calvert, Cynthia Pollard and Julia Barrett, all of Caraway, Mechelle Weyer of Paragould and Tammy Walsh of Manila; a brother, Lloyd Pollard of Bay; a sister, Susie Lewis of Muldrow, Okla.; 32 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.. ...
Clyde Cook - Manila (05/16/03)
Clyde Cook, 91, of Manila died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at the Manila Nursing Center in Manila. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Howard Funeral Service of Manila.
Gladys Alma Carmack - Hardy (05/16/03)
Gladys Alma Carmack, 90, of Hardy died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at her residence. Born in Hardy, she had lived in Caraway, where she was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include three sons, John Carmack of Hardy, Doyle Carmack of Fair Grove, Mo., and Don Carmack of Strafford, Mo.; five daughters, Doris Breeze of Garden Grove, Calif., Polly Sagrillo of Escondido, Calif., Jerry McRaven of Springfield, Mo., Sharon Phipps of Rogersville, Mo., and Diane Biggs of Woodland, Calif.; a sister, Joyce Sparks of Caraway; 16 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.. ...
Wanda D. Bowers - Lake City (05/16/03)
Wanda D. Bowers, 76, of Lake City, died Wednesday, May 7, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Walnut Ridge, she moved to Lake City in 1946. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Lake City where she was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Women's Missionary Union and a member of the choir...
Richard Douglas - Manila (05/02/03)
Richard Vernon Douglas, 87, of Manila died Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Noah and Ethel Douglas and was a retired farmer. He was a lifelong Manila resident and had worked several years at the Manila Ice House. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Manila...
Billy Joe Fears - Paragould (05/02/03)
Billy Joe Fears, 70, of Paragould, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at the Arkansas Mehtodist Hospital in Paragould. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late William and Rosie Smith Fears and had lived most of his life in the Leachville and Paragould areas. ...
Infant Angelica Dawn Jackson - Monette (05/02/03)
Angelica Dawn Jackson, infant daughter of Jonathan and Chandra Pesce Jackson of Monette, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, Bo and Becky Jackson of Leachville; maternal grandparents, Tim and Sarah Pesce of Tuscon, Ariz.; maternal great-grandparents, Marshall and Sharon Butcher of Navarre, Fla., and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Pesce of Tuscon, Ariz...
Jimmy D. Mangrum - Rantoul, Ill. (05/02/03)
Jimmy D. Mangrum, 56, of Rantoul, Ill., died Monday, April 21, 2003, at Provena Covenant Medical Center. He had worked for Meadowgold for 24 years in Champaign, Ill. He was a member of Bethany Park Christian Church. He had served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He was a 1965 graduate of Monette High School...
Thurlo Buddy Berry Jr. - Jonesboro (05/07/03)
Thurlo Buddy Berry Jr., 72, of Jonesboro, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born in Monette on April 7, 1931. He was retired owner of Tupperware distributorship covering the state of Mississippi, and was a member of Southwest Church of Christ in Jonesboro. ...
Carl Lee "Buddy" Forrest - Memphis, Tenn. (05/07/03)
Carl Lee "Buddy" Forrest, 78, of Memphis, formerly of Sharon, Tenn., and Manila, died April 27, 2003, at his home. He was retired from the Memphis Postal Services. He is survived by a sister, Dorothy Forrest Jackson of Memphis; three nieces, a nephew, a great-niece and two great-nephews...
George F. Hudson - Pottsville (05/07/03)
George F. Hudson, 72, of Pottsville, formerly of Leachville, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at his home in Pottsville. The son of the late Earl and Mabel Hudson, he was born Dec. 21, 1931 in Leachville. He married Betty Scott on Dec. 22, 1951, at Leachville. ...
Infant Christopher Alexander Hardy - Southhaven, Miss. (05/07/03)
Christopher Alexander Hardy, infant son of Timothy and Clydean Hardy, of Southhaven, Miss., died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southhaven, Miss. He was born in Memphis. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Lonnie and Grace Jones of Black Oak; a sister, Bethany Ann Hardy of the home; and a great-grandmother, Lillie Fry, of Black Oak...
Infant John Harrison Russell - Manila (05/07/03)
John Harrison Russell, infant son of Bryan and Laura Coleman Russell of Manila died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at Regional Medical Center of Northeast Arkansas in Jonesboro. In addition to his parents, he is survived by maternal grandparents, Tommy and Ann Coleman, of Blytheville; maternal great-grandmother, Evelyn Coleman of Holly Grove, Ark.; paternal grandparents, Dolan and Teresa Russell, of Manila; paternal great-grandmother, Anna Lee Chipman of Manila...
Goldie May McCormick - Leachville (05/07/03)
Goldie May McCormick, 89, of Leachville, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Hobbs Island, Ala., she was the daughter of the late James and Epsy Cloud McCormick and had lived in Leachville since 1977. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Leachville...
Melva June Yarbro - Harrisburg (05/07/03)
Melva June Yarbro, 66, of Harrisburg, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at her residence. She was a homemaker, of the Church of Christ belief, and had lived in Harrisburg 17 years, formerly of Romeoville, Ill. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Yarbro, of the home; a sister, Mary Lou Deaton, of Manila; a brother, Charles Owen of Aurora, Ill.; three sons, Scott Bolton and Tony Bolton, both of Paragould, and Mark Bolton and his wife, Yvonne, of Joliet, Ill; a step-daughter, Terry Ann Burgland, of Salem, Wis.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.. ...
Jean K. Coward - Jonesboro (05/02/03)
Jean K. Coward, 58, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at her residence. She was born Dec. 26, 1944, at Jonesboro. She had lived most of her life in Jonesboro and was a 1963 graduate of Valley View. She also graduated from Arkansas State University at Marked Tree. She was employed at Lincoln for 15 years...
Colonel Ernest Franklin Barrett - Jonesboro (05/02/03)
Colonel Ernest Franklin Barrett, 78, of Jonesboro, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at the V.A. Medical Center in Memphis. Born at Cardwell, he was the son of the late W.T. and Alma Greer Barrett and was a longtime resident of Arizona before making his home in the Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri area. ...
"Bill" Lola Evon Adams - Caraway (05/02/03)
"Bill" Lola Evon Adams, 84, of Caraway, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of Caraway First Baptist Church and had lived in the Caraway area most of her life. She is survived by two daughters, Sondra South and Donna Smith, both of Caraway; two sisters, Helen Faulkner of Caraway and Pauline Griffith of Redondo Beach, Calif.; three grandchildren, Mitchell Wilson, Barry Joe South, and Robyn Baker; and six great-grandchildren...