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Obituaries from October 2003

Elvie Smith - Dell (10/30/03)
Elvie Smith, 95, of Dell, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola. Born April 4, 1908, in Booneville, Miss., she was the daughter of Will and Sara Parker Olive. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by a daughter, Helen Earnest of Manila; two sons, Thomas L. ...
Floyd W. Leslie - Southaven, Miss. (10/15/03)
Floyd W. Leslie, 58, of Southaven, Miss., died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, at his home. He was maintenance technician for J&F Steel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Winona Leslie. He is survived by his wife, Pat Leslie of Southaven, Miss.; two daughters, Kristen Chapin of Hernando, Miss., and Sherry Watson of Horn Lake, Miss.; two sons, David Leslie and Mikel Leslie, both of Bartlett, Tenn.; four sisters, Brenda Strickland of Jonesboro, Linda Bobbitt of Rock Mount, N.C., Sue Childers of Paris, Tenn., and Sherrie Hopper of Blytheville; a brother, James "Heck" Leslie of Pontotoc, Miss.; and four grandchildren.. ...
Emilie Lillion McDowell (10/15/03)
Emilie Lillion "Tommy" McDowell, 90, formerly of Paragould, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. Born in Randolph County, she was the daughter of the late Asro and Nellie Park Rasdon and was a lifelong northeast Arkansas area resident. She was the widow of Brad McDowell and was a homemaker...
Robert Poe - Caraway (10/15/03)
Robert Poe, 86, of Caraway, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired farmer, a member of Caraway Church of Christ, and had lived in the Caraway area most of his life. He is survived by his wife, Lena Poe of the home; three sisters, Gladys Anderson of Monette, Elsie Asbury of Memphis, Tenn., and Juanita Whitaker of Benton Harbor, Mich.; a son, Ronnie Poe of Nesbit, Miss.; three daughters, Charolette Hicks of Caraway, Charlene Ashmore of Imperial, Mo., Wilma Hoffman of Ward; a step-daughter, Laverne Ross of Cross Plains, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.. ...
Stone infant (10/15/03)
Madison Paige Stone, 3-week-old daughter of Angie Turner and Bradley Stone, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003 at her home near Manila. In addition to her parents, survivors include a sister, Dinisha Stone of the home; maternal grandmother, Diane Turner of Manila; paternal grandparents, Jack Stone and Patricia Stone, both of Caraway; and paternal great-grandparents, Leo and Louise Stallings of Caraway...
Alvin J. Winford - Lake City (10/15/03)
Alvin J. "Blue" Winford, 60, of Lake City died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at Lakeside Nursing Home in Lake City. Born at Lake City, he had lived in California and Texas before returning to Lake City in 1998. He was a retired roofer and served in the National Guard. He was a Baptist...
Tony Wayne Wrinkles - Charlotte, N.C. (10/15/03)
Tony Wayne Wrinkles, 38, of Charlotte, N.C., died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, in Charlotte. Born in Jonesboro, he had lived in Charlotte for the past year. He was a former resident of Denver and Jonesboro. He was a 1985 graduate of Arkansas State University and a stock broker for Merrill Lynch...
Lester Marvin Burrier - Cardwell (10/30/03)
Lester Marvin Burrier, 83, of Cardwell, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at John J. Peshing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Born in cardwell, he worked with the Postal Service for 20 years and was of the Baptist belief. He was the owner of a trucking business and was retired from the Army and Airfoce, serving 21 years. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal and United National and Korean Service medals...
Homer Dale Church - Paragould (10/30/03)
Homer Dale Church, 67, of Paragould, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born in Manila, he was a retired car dealer and was a member of Peace Tabernacle Church. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Burns Church of the home; a son, Lavon Church of Paragould; three daughters, Melissa Couch, Cindy Gage and Krickett Lenderman, all of Paragould; a stepdaughter, Casandra Bryson of Paragould; a brother, Jim Church of Paragould; a sister, Wilma Durham of Jonesboro; and 10 grandchildren.. ...
Margaret Helen Criner - Manila (10/30/03)
Margaret Helen Criner, 86, of Manila, formerly of Blytheville, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Wilburn Franklin and Maudie Mae Downs Drye and had lived most of her life in Blytheville where she was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. She was a baker and worked many years for Curts Bakery in Blytheville until it closed. She later worked in several grocery stores and then out of her home. She was an avid Bingo player...
Geraldine Dunigan - Jonesboro (10/30/03)
Geraldine Dunigan, 64, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, at her home. Born in Prospect, La., she had lived in Jonesboro and Black Oak most of her life. She was retired from St. Bernard's Medical Center and Brown's Shoe Manufacturing in Leachville and was a member of Apple Hill Church of Christ...
Fannie Bell Russell - Manila (10/30/03)
Fannie Bell Russell, 88, of Manila died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at Manila Nursing Center in Manila. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God. She is survived by a son, James Cupit of Manila; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral was held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home in Osceola with Brother Greg Stull officiating. Burial was in Dogwood Cemetery in Blytheville under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home of Osceola...
Winona Belle Barnhart - Manila (10/15/03)
Winona Belle Barnhart, 86, of Manila, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at her home. Born at Cushman, she was the daughter of the late William and Mattie Brown Scott and was a lifelong Manila area resident. The widow of Carl Barnhart, she was a retired seamstress and was a longtime member of the Blackwater Baptist Church near Manila...
Etta Lee Baker - Lake City (10/15/03)
Etta Lee Baker, 81, lifetime resident of the Lake City area, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Mangrum, she was a homemaker and member of Prairie Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, O.C. ...
Infant Jones (10/10/03)
Landon Joseph Jones/Spencer, infant son of Lisa Diane Jones of Paragould and Robert Ray Spencer of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at the Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. Grandparents are Danny and Macel Spencer of Leachville and Carl and Kathy Jones of Paragould...
Charles Ruben Hatcher - Manila (10/02/03)
Charles Ruben Hatcher, 80, of Manila died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Black Oak, he was the son of the late James and Mary Luttrell Hatcher and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. He was retired from Randall Manufacturing Company in Blytheville, a retired farmer and was of the Baptist faith...
Rev. Perry Michael Henderson - Trumann (10/02/03)
Rev. Perry Michael "Mike" Henderson, 46, of Trumann died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at UAMS Medical Center at Little rock. Born in Bastrop, La., he lived in Trumann for the past six years. A graduate of Williams Baptist College, he received a master of divinity degree form Mid-America Baptist theological Seminary and a bachelor of arts degree form Ouachita Baptist University. ...
Daisy Jean Martin - Manila (10/02/03)
Daisy Jean Martin, 61, of Manila, died Friday at Bright's Landing on Big Lake near Manila. Born at Bay, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Virginia Brinkley Alsup and had been a Manila area resident since 1979. She was retired from American Greeting Corp. of Osceola and was a member of the Westside Church of God...
Hazel Leola Reese - Lake City (10/02/03)
Hazel Leola Reese, 82, of Lake City died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Hardy, she was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Sidney Reese of Harrisburg and John Reese of Jonesboro; a brother, Earl Wilkerson of Rockford, Ill.; six grandchildren, Dewayne Reese, Stacie Reese, Donna Reese, Patricia Truitt, John E. Reese and Jason Reese; and six great-grandchildren...
T.G. Davis - Trumann (10/02/03)
Tommy Gene Davis, 46, of Trumann, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at his residence. Survivors include a daughter, Monica Tiner of Lake City; his parents, Vernon and Rosemary Davis of Trumann; two sisters, Roseann Hatcher and Sheila Coke, both of Trumann; a brother, Timmy Davis of Trumann; his grandmother, Minnie Davis of Trumann; and two grandchildren, Mor Tiner and Slaton Tiner, both of Lake City...
Jessie Zamora - Caraway (10/02/03)
Jessie Zamora, 85, of Caraway died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at his home. He was of the Catholic Faith. He is survived by his wife, Elvire Zamora; three sons, Joe Zamora of Monette, David Zamora of Tampa, Fla., and Daniel Zamora of Caraway; four daughters, Gloria Zamora Acosta of Caraway; Linda Zamora Johnson of Carroll's Corner; Rose Maria Maldonado of Del Ray Beach, Fla., and Mary Zamora of Caraway; a brother, Domingo Zamora of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.. ...
Linda Ann Childress Brandon - Leachville (10/10/03)
Linda Ann Childress Brandon, 58, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Monette, she was the daughter of the late W.K. Childress and had been a lifelong Leachville area resident. She was a graduate of Leachville High School and was retired from customer service for Florafax and the Redbook companies. She was also a member of the Leachville First United Methodist Church...
Vernie Brooks - Rivervale (10/10/03)
Vernie Brooks, 87, of Rivervale died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Survivors include two sons, Bill Brooks of Rivervale and Dennis Brooks of Smithville; two daughters, Dorothy Wolf of Rivervale and Evelyn Felton of Laport, Ind.; a sister, Joann Hensley of Caraway; a brother, Glen Austin of Rivervale; 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren...
Hester May Clayton - Manila (10/10/03)
Hester May Clayton, 95, of Manila, the widow of Jess Clayton, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at her home. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Nute and Ida Florence Moore and had been a lifelong Manila resident. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Home Extension Club for more than 50 years...
Talmadge Davis - Bay (10/02/03)
Talmadge "509" Davis, 71, of Bay, died at St. Bernards Medical Center Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003. A native of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., he had lived in Manila before moving to Jonesboro and later to Bay. He was a former member of the Lions Club where he had been very active. He was also active with the citizens band radio, avid reader and operated the concession stand at the Craighead County Court House for 31 years...
Ruby Jewell Clay - Jonesboro (10/02/03)
Ruby Jewell Clay, 81, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, of the Protestant faith, and had lived in Jonesboro three years, formerly of Monette. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary...
Ronald Eugene Carmichael, Jr. - Jonesboro (10/02/03)
Ronald Eugene Carmichael, Jr., 27, of Jonesboro, formerly of Leachville, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at Regional Medical Center of Northeast Arkansas in Jonesboro. Born at Jonesboro, he was a Jonesboro resident for the past six years and was a retired carpenter. He was of the Pentecostal faith...