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Obituaries from September 2003

James Edgar Wright - Wynne (09/24/03)
James Edgar Wright, 74, of Wynne, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at Cross Ridge Community Hospital in Wynne. He was born Nov. 30, 1928, at New Orleans, La. He had lived in Wynne for the past seven years, formerly of Batesville. He served with the 1370th Military Police Company during the occupation of Japan and he also served in the Korean War. ...
Alma Ruth Ashabranner - Senath (09/24/03)
Alma Ruth Ashabranner, 72, of Senath, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born in Blytheville, she was a retired nurse and homemaker. She was a member of Center Hill Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Charles Ashabranner of the home; a son, Gaylon Ashabranner of Paragould; five brothers, Otis Wooldridge of Jonesboro, Bob and Gary Don Wooldridge of Oklahoma City, Okla., Hershell Wooldridge of Jefferson, Texas, and Sterling Wooldridge of Paragould; and five sisters, Joy Riggs of Starkville, Miss., Melba Akers of Blytheville, Jane Farith of Ogden, Utah, Carolyn Gilliam and Becky Simmons, both of Blytheville.. ...
Beatrice Brown - Paragould (09/24/03)
Beatrice Brown, 93, of Paragould, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. She was born Feb. 25, 1910, at Senath. She was a former employee of Arkansas State College and a member of Eastside Baptist Church. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Larry E. ...
Rev. William Isaac Foster - Hoxie (09/24/03)
Reverend William Isaac Foster, 74, of Hoxie, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at his home. He was born June 23, 1929, in Tennessee, the son of Josh Altan and Gertie Lee (Lowe) Foster. He was united in marriage to Bettie June Stacks on June 17, 1950, in Dell. ...
Keith King - Caraway (09/24/03)
Keith King, 28, of Caraway, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. He was a farmer, member of Rowe's Chapel Baptist Church and had lived in Caraway a lifetime. He is survived by two sisters, Sue Tipton and Deedra Rodgers, both of Caraway; a son, Gavin King, of Manila: several uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces...
Ricky Alan Rook - Lake City (09/24/03)
Ricky Alan Rook, 40, of Lake City died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Great Falls, Mont., he lived most of his life in Lake City. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his mother, Charlene rook of Lake City; three brothers, Charles rook of St. Louis, Russell Rook of Oak Grove, Ky., and Donnie Rook of Lake City; and three sisters, Debra Webb and Laceitta Rook, both of Lake City, and Vonda Meene of Rogers...
Eva W. Posey - Leachville (09/19/03)
Eva W. Posey, 62, of Leachville died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God in Leachville. Survivors include her husband, Harold E. Posey Sr. of Leachville; two sons, Harold E. Posey Jr. ...
Billy Charles Nettles - Alicia (09/19/03)
Billy Charles Nettles, 68, of Alicia, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. He was born Feb. 12, 1935, in Boydsville. He was the son of Price and Grace Herring Nettles. He married Shirley Clements Oct. 13, 1956, in Piggott. He was employed by Lawrence County Tractor and was of the Baptist faith...
Hollis L. "Bud" Fox - Holly Grove (09/19/03)
Hollis L. "Bud" Fox, 75, of Holly Grove, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at Clarendon. A son of the late Bertie Lee Leslie Fox and the late Pair Zella LeFevers Fox, he was born in New Hope on Sept. 19, 1927. He and Sarah Mae Wallace were married Aug. 9, 1947, at the home of Virgil and Zelma Romine in the Shilo Community. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Park Grove Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Holly Grove Masonic Lodge...
Mary Elizabeth Booth - Williford (09/19/03)
Mary Elizabeth Booth, 74, of Williford died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003. She was born in Williford. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Jenkins of Little Rock; a son, Michael Carahan of Walnut Ridge; two sisters, Lucille Tucker and Jamie Holiway, both of Jonesboro; a brother, A.D. Booth of Williford; two granddaughters, Rachel Primm of Little Rock and Jennifer Carnahan of Ward; and three great-grandchildren...
James E. Thomas - DeSoto, Mo. (09/10/03)
James E. Thomas, 69, of DeSoto, Mo., died Sept. 4, 2003 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City, Mo. He was born April. 4, 1934, in Leachville, the son of Asa C. and Hazel Selby Thomas. He was a retired teacher of DeSoto Public Schools. He as a graduate of Arkansas State University. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of DeSoto, Mo. He served as past president of DeSoto Library Board...
Esther Lee Rhodes - Manila (09/10/03)
Esther Lee Rhodes, 90, of Manila, the widow of Owen Rhodes, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Taylor, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Josephine Gatlin and had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Milligan Ridge Baptist Church...
Vera Lois Phillips - Manila (09/10/03)
Vera Lois Phillips, 90, of Manila, the widow of Toy Luther Phillips, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Rice, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Zula Johnson Shue and had been a Manila resident since 1949. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Manila...
Trumann Hoyd Akes - Paragould (09/10/03)
Trumann Hoyd Akes, 71, of Paragould, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. Born at Russellville, he was the son of the late Willie "J.W." and Jessie Harvey Akes and was a former longtime Leachville/Monette area resident before moving to Paragould 14 years ago. He was a member of the Monette First Assembly of God...
Charles Wayne Hyde - Cardwell (09/03/03)
Charles Wayne Hyde, 52, of Cardwell died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at Methodist Hospital Central in Memphis. Born in Cardwell, he was an employee of Colson Castor Corporation of Monette and was of the Church of Christ belief. Survivors include his wife, Carol Hyde of the home; his mother, Lovidee Hyde of Paragould; two daughters, Chrissy Hufford and Shannon Wilson, both of Cardwell; two sisters, Janet Kellim and Gloria Markum, both of Paragould; and three grandchildren, Tonya Wilson, Austin Wilson and Kaitlyn Hufford, all of Cardwell.. ...
Phillip Eugene Mattingly - Manila (09/03/03)
Phillip Eugene Mattingly, 24, of Manila died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, in an automobile accident on State Highway 18, just west of Blytheville. Born at Little Rock, he was a Manila resident for 21 years. He attended Manila High School and was employed by Cotton Growers Gin in Dell. He was a member of the Manila First United Methodist Church...
Claria Maude McCallie - Manila (09/03/03)
Claria Maude McCallie, 80, of Manila died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. Born at Oil Trough, she was the daughter of the late James Thomas and Harriette Risden Cox and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith...
Eluned "Lynn" Rambrow - Monette (09/03/03)
Eluned "Lynn" Rambrow, 85, of Monette died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. She was born in Pontardawe, South Wales, and lived in Las Vegas, Nev., before moving to Monette five years ago. She had worked as a Director of Nurses in a nursing home for several years...
Reba Beatrice Stockinger - Leachville (09/03/03)
Reba Beatrice Stockinger, 89, of Leachville died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Alicia, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Lillie Moore McPike and was a lifelong Leachville resident. She was retired form Frolic Footwear and was a member of the Leachville United Pentecostal Church...
Annie B. Thomas - Monette (09/03/03)
Annie B. Thomas, 86, of Monette, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2003, at Monette Manor. She was a retired nurses aide, member of Buffalo Chapel Baptist Church and had lived in the Buffalo Island area most of her life. She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Ballard of Monette; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren...
Inez Floyd Bazzill - Monette (09/03/03)
Inez Floyd Bazzill, 81, of Monette, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. She was a homemaker, member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, had lived in the Buffalo Island area most of her life. She is survived by a sister, Reba West of Rockford, Ill.; two sons, Randal Floyd of Monette and Larry Don Floyd of Vian, Okla.; a daughter, Vickie Floyd Payne of Pensacola, Fla.; five grandchildren, Barry Floyd, Chad Floyd, Kyndal Payne, Rhonda Davis, and Amber Pickle; six great-grandchildren.. ...