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Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Obituaries from August 2003

Mary Ellen Barber - Bay (08/06/03)
Mary Ellen Barber, 83, of Bay, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at St. Elizabeth's Place in Jonesboro. Born in Mulberry, she lived at Bay for several years and is formerly of Muldrow. She was a homemaker and a member of the Needham Baptist Church. Survivors include five sons, Jerry Barber and Johnny Barber of Amarillo, Texas, James Barber, Billy Barber and Danny Barber, all of Muldrow; two daughters, Betty Sue Passmore of Bay and Blanche Fay Holden of Lake City; 22 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.. ...
Timothy M. Penix - Manila (08/20/03)
Timothy Maynard Penix, 47, of Manila died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at his residence. Born in Little Rock, he was the son of the late Ruby Nell Shipley Penix and had been a longtime Manila area resident. He was a longtime employee of Home Oil Company in Dell and a member of Westside Church of God in Manila. In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by a daughter, Amanda Penix...
Henry Gaylen Sanders - Caraway (08/20/03)
Henry Gaylen Sanders, 62, of Caraway, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was employed by Wal-Mart and was a member of the Rivervale Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday school superintendent. Formerly of Paragould, he had lived in the Caraway area for 38 years. He was an Arkansas U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean conflict and member of the American Legion...
Grace Lee Shannon - Monette (08/20/03)
Grace Lee Shannon, 98, of Monette, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at her residence. She was a homemaker, member of Childress Baptist Church, and had lived in Monette for 60 years, formerly of Timbo. She is survived by two daughters, Christine Bibb of Monette and Sylvia Shannon of Energy, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Brenda McConnaughey, Shelba Glenn, Donna Elwell, Darrell Pruitt, Marsha Sharp, Rhonda Flaig, Derek Rowell and Shannon Rowell; 15 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren...
Kathy Ann Taylor - Caraway (08/20/03)
Kathy Ann Taylor, 50, of Caraway died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at her residence. She was office manager for Dixie Land Trucking Co., of the Baptist belief, and had lived most of her life in the Caraway area. She is survived by her husband, Jim Taylor of Caraway; her father, Robert White of Pana, Ill.; two sisters, Susan Fuller of Caraway and Linda Dressen of Pana, Ill.; a brother, John White of Pana, Ill.; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Tim and Terri Dunaway of Caraway, Bobby Dunaway and Mike Dunaway, both of Seymour, Tenn.; a step-daughter, Kelly Brown of DeSpaines, Ill.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.. ...
Iva Pearl Pruett Frolos - Cave City (08/27/03)
Iva Pearl Pruett Frolos, 71, of Cave City, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at a Batesville hospital. Born in Leachville, she was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include two sons, Andy Frolos of Harrisburg and Randy Frolos of McCrory; three daughters, Edna Stout of Cave City, Carol Patterson of Marion and Mary Tolbert of Augusta, Kan.; three sisters, Olean Hembrey of Leachville, Maureen Frolos of Hardy and Mary Robinson of Niles, Mich.; a brother, Gilbert Wolverton of Ash Flat; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.. ...
Lavern Hollis - Paragould (08/27/03)
Lavern "Granny" Hollis, 89, of Paragould died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. She was retired from Kentucky Fried Chicken in Paragould. She was a member of Faith Assembly Church in Paragould and had lived in Paragould since 1972, formerly of Childress...
Robert Earl Lawrence - Manila (08/27/03)
Robert Earl Lawrence, 70, of Manila, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at his home. Born in Nevada, Mo., he was the son of the late John and Ferris Gillam Lawrence and had been a Manila resident since 1957. He was retired from the Randall Company in Blytheville and was a member of the Manila First Baptist Church. He was a veteran serving in the Army during the Korean War...
Helen Melton - Leachville (08/27/03)
Helen Melton, 87, of Leachville died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center in Monette. Born at Batesville, she was the daughter of the late G.F. and Liza Evans Green, Sr. She was the widow of Chester Melton and was a longtime Leachville area resident...
Betty Roberts - Manila (08/27/03)
Betty Rutherford Roberts, 67, of Manila died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at her residence. Born at Tellico Plains, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late John and Geannie Martin Rutherford and was a Manila resident since 1979. She is survived by her compaion of 14 years, Bill Presley, of Manila; a son, Tim Humble of Manila; a daughter, Karen Tarver of Manila; two brothers, Willard Rutherford of Aurora, Ill., and Bunk Rutherford of Athens, Tenn.; two sisters, Winnie Belle Rutherford and Mae Dennis, both of Athens, Tenn.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Ronald Blythe Selby, Sr. - Leachville (08/27/03)
Ronald Blythe Selby, Sr., 66, of Leachville, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Martha Blythe Selby and was a lifelong Leachville resident. He was a graduate of Leachville High School and was a retired member of the Leachville Volunteer Fire Department. ...
Essie Norene Davidson Jeffers - Caraway (08/20/03)
Essie Norene Davidson Jeffers, 83, of Caraway, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at her residence. She was a retired farmer, member of Caraway First Baptist Church, and had lived in Caraway most of her life. She is survived by two sons, Larry Jeffers of Monette and Jim Jeffers of Alexander; two daughters, Patsy Crews of Caraway and Geraldine Dennis of Cherokee Village; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren...
Janelle Wells Zolman - Cardwell (08/14/03)
Janelle Wells Zolman, 55, of Cardwell died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at her residence. She was born in Cardwell. Survivors include a son, Richard Zolman of Arbyrd; a daughter, Sherry Zolman McClelland of Cardwell; two brothers, Terry Wells of Bakersfield, Calif., and Brent Wells of Shafter, Calif.; two sisters, Michelle Holcomb Hall of Cardwell and Shelia Wells Johnson of Bakersfield, Calif.; her step-mother, Olene Wells of Shafter; and three grandchildren...
Ima Jewell Brown - Lepanto (08/06/03)
Ima Jewell Brown, 67, of Lepanto died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include two sons, Travis Brown of Tyronza and Ricky Brown of Black Oak; six daughters, Patricia Holt of Dyess, Carolyn Hindman of West Memphis, Patsy Talley and Darlene Brown, both of Concord, Sandy Wood of Olive Branch, Miss., and Mashell Bly of Payneway; two sisters, Shirley Ohler of Keiser and Wanda Haygood of Waverly, Tenn.; two brothers, Robert Curtis of Missouri and Earl Curtis of Monette; 23 grandchildren;a nd 20 great-grandchildren.. ...
Brenda F. Edwards - Monette (08/06/03)
Brenda F. Edwards, 44, of Monette, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at her residents. She was a secretary for the Black Oak Department of the Craighead County Road Department, a member of Monette Church of Christ, and had lived in the Buffalo Island area all of her life...
Taylor Montana Trantham - Brookland (08/06/03)
Taylor Montana Trantham, 10, of Brookland died Monday, July 28, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Jonesboro, he attended Brookland Elementary School and Woods Chapel Church in Brookland. Survivors include his parents, David and Tammy Cope Trantham of the home; a sister, MaHaley Trantham of the home; grandparents Jerry and Olene Cope and Charles and Lanell Dunaway, all of Jonesboro; and a great-grandmother, Ila Poe of Monette...
Lucille Cheshier - Lake City (08/14/03)
Lucille Cheshier, 86, of Lake City, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at Lakeside Nursing Center. Born in Brookland, she had lived in Jonesboro for 51 years and was retired from the Crane Co. A charter member of Pleasant Grove Home Demonstration Club, she was a member of United Methodist Women and Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church...
Betty Jean Pierce Hill - Manila (08/14/03)
Betty jean Pierce Hill, 59, of Manila, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at her home. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Dorsie and Cordie Johnson Pierce and had lived most of her life in Manila. She was a homemaker and a member of the Blackwater Baptist Church...
John C. Lakey - Grand Rapids, Mich. (08/14/03)
John C. Lakey, 80, of Grand Rapids, Mich., formerly of Lake City, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003. Born near Sedgwick, he was a 1943 graduate of Dixie High School, served in the Army Air Corps and retired in 1983 as a manager of the Continental Airlines station in Phoenix. He was a member and deacon at First Baptist Church in Lake City...
Sybil J. Olive - Mountain Home (08/14/03)
Sybil J. Olive, 74, of Mountain Home, formerly of Paragould, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. Born in Ava, Mo., she and her husband operated a grocery store in Paragould for 15 years. She also was employed by the Ed White Shoe Factory in Paragould and worked at Lincoln Manufacturing in Jonesboro for 22 years. She was a member of the Seventh and Mueller Church of Christ...
Annie Katherine Patterson - Manila (08/14/03)
Annie Katherine Patterson, 92, of Manila died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Brazil, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Eddie and Virgie Norris Parks and had been a longtime resident of northeast Louisiana before making her home in Manila 25 years ago. She was the widow of Thomas "Tom" Patterson, a homemaker and a member of the Manila First United Pentecostal Church...
Michael Wayne "Mike" Vinson - Newton, N.C. (08/14/03)
Michael Wayne "Mike" Vinson, 48, of Newton, N.C., died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, N.C. Born in Jonesboro, he lived in Trumann before moving to North Carolina in 1983. He was a chef and restaurant owner, a 1973 graduate of Trumann High School and a member of Hickory Church of Christ...
Stella B. Wallace - Monette (08/14/03)
Stella B. Wallace, 99, of Monette, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2003, at Monette Manor. She was a retired school teacher, certified flower judge, member of Monette First Baptist Church, member of Moentte Gardn Club and the Eastern Star. She had lived in the Monette area most of her life...
John Harold Thomas - Caraway (08/27/03)
John Harold Thomas, 64, of Caraway and a former longtime resident of Manila, dies Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. Born April 5, 1939, in Blytheville, he was the son of John Columbus and Susie Jane McClish Thomas. He was a farmer and of the Baptist belief...