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Obituaries from December 2003

Juanita Williams - Bassett (12/17/03)
Juanita Williams, 55, of Bassett died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Keiser. Survivors include her husband, Leon Williams Sr. of Bassett; three sons, Greg Roe of Cabot, Leon "Boomer" Williams Jr. ...
Alma Christeen Swink - Jonesboro (12/17/03)
Alma Christeen Swink, 87, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in Lake City and lived in Jonesboro most of her life. She was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include two sons, Bill Smith of Jonesboro and Tommy Smith of Portland, Oregon; three brothers, Jerry Stephens of Jonesboro, Jack Stephens of Lake City and Verlin Stephens of Phoenix; a sister, Marlene Harrison of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Bernice Melville - Monette (12/10/03)
Willa Bernice Melville, 85, of Monette died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Poplar Bluff, Mo., she lived in Moentte for 53 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Monette United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Monette Garden Club...
Walter A. Skinner - Brookland (12/10/03)
Walter A. Skinner, 77, of Brookland died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville, he had lived in the Buckeye community before moving to Brookland in 1963. A farmer, he operated a vegetable stand in Brookland, operated Skinner's Auction in Brookland and was a Baptist...
Bonnie A. Stewart (12/10/03)
BONNIE A. STEWART February 18, 1906 - November 25, 2003 Bonnie A. Stewart died November 25, 2003 at her home in Palm Coast, FL at the age of 97. Mrs. Stewart was borned in Monette, AR. As a young adult, she taught school at Macey, AR. After retirement as a social worker for the State of Missouri, she lived in Cincinnati, OH for sixteen years prior to moving to Palm Coast, FL in 1997...
Esther Brown - Dyess (12/17/03)
Esther Brown, 80, of Dyess died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola. She was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include four sons, Albert Brown of Corning, Tony Brown of Mountain View, Paul Brown of Lepanto and Peter Brown of Caraway; three daughters, Sharon Gann of Marked Tree and Phillis Springer and Janie Brown, both of Dyess; a brother, Richard Mortenson of Coon Rapids, Minn.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
Dora A. Craig - Lake City (12/17/03)
Dora a. Craig, 96, of Lake City died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in DeKalb, Texas, she had lived in the Lake City area for most of her life, she was a homemaker and a member of Lake City Assembly of God...
Deloris Dungan - Manila (12/17/03)
Deloris Dungan, 69, of Manila died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, she was the widow of John W. Dungan and the daughter of the late J.L. and Elna Swink. She was a 1952 graduate of Trumann High School and later became bookkeeper and secretary for the family owned Dungan Furniture Company in Trumann. ...
Junior Norman Hill - Lake City (12/17/03)
Junior Norman Hill, 64, a lifelong resident of the Black Oak area, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. He was a farm worker and was of the Baptist belief. He is survived by his mother, Gledis Hill of Childress; a brother, Vernon Hill of Lake City; and a sister, Linda Dees of Rockford, Ill...
William Earnest "Bill" Hook - Lake City (12/17/03)
William Earnest "Bill" Hook, 79, of Lake City, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Little Rock, his family lived at Pleasant Plains before moving to the Eastern District to farm. He retired in the mid-1980's from the position of deputy sheriff for the Eastern District, having held the post from 1959-1986. ...
Pearcy J. Landry, Jr. - Jonesboro (12/17/03)
Pearcy J. Landry, Jr., 88, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Baton Rouge, La., he had lived in Jonesboro for three years. He was a retired attorney and a retired special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation who earned a law degree from Louisiana State University. He was a Catholic and a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church...
Chancie L. "Rudy" Pylant - Kennett (12/17/03)
Chancie L. "Rudy" Pylant, 82, of Kennett, a radio personality in Northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri, died at his home Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003. He was born near Leachville and was a 1939 graduate of Cardwell High School. An Army Veteran of World War II, he served in the South Pacific. ...
Andrew Jackson McKinney, Jr. - Caraway (12/10/03)
Andrew Jackson McKinney Jr., 77, of Caraway died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired cotton ginner, member of Buffalo Baptist Church, U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and a member of the American Legion...
Ruth Mae Hutchison - Leachville (12/10/03)
Ruth Mae Hutchison, 79, of Leachville, wife of James Robert "Bob" Hutchison, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in the Childress Community, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Lona Foust Phillips and was a life-long Leachville area resident. She was a member of the Milligan Ridge Baptist Church and was a former study hall supervisor at Leachville High School...
Imogene Inez Hale - Lake City (12/10/03)
Imogene Inez Hale, 80, of Lake City died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lake City Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Ricky Hale of Caraway; three daughters, Lucille Harvey of Paragould, Janette Ginger of Hot Springs and Helen Stewart of Elgin, Ill.; two brothers, Alfred Lewis of Brookland and Harold Lewis of Paragould; two sisters, Vonda Johnson of Brookland and Marion Wilson of Highland, Mich.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
Jennifer Marie Bourland Gray - Salem (12/10/03)
Jennifer Marie Bourland Gray, 35, of Salem died Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Springfield, Mo., from injuries following an automobile accident. A kindergarten teacher at Salem Elementary School, she earned a bachelor of arts degree from Arkansas State University and was a member of Immanuel Southern Baptist Church in Salem. She was formerly from Manila where she graduated from Manila High School in 1986...
Joseph H. Brock - Lake City (12/10/03)
Joseph H. "Joey" Brock, 49, of Lake City died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Jonesboro, he was a 1972 graduate of Bay High School, worked as a truck driver for Hedger Brothers in Jonesboro for 25 years. He was of the Baptist belief...
Leo Anderson Brinkley - Luxora (12/03/03)
Leo Anderson Brinkley, 90, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola. Born at Morrilton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Hattie Bruce Brinkley, was formerly of the Lost Cane Community and a longtime Luxora resident. He was owner and operator of Brinkley's Garage and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Elizabeth Evelyn Dean - Monette (12/03/03)
Elizabeth Evelyn Honeycutt Rutledge Dean, 74, of Monette, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, at Monette Manor. She was born Nov. 4, 1929, in Wirth. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. She is survived by nine children, Teletha Wieland of Williford, James Lesley Rutledge of Newark, Calif., Gilbert Rutledge of Imboden, Jerry Rutledge of Highland, Mary Owens of Tulsa, Okla., Chris Helt of Flippin, Deborah Smithee of Monette, Margaret Grable of Hoxie, and Alma Schofield of Wichita, Kansas; three brothers, Hiram Honeycutt of Wirth, Les Honeycutt of Ash Flat, and Noel Honeycutt of Thayer, Mo.; 29 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren and Lawrence Rutledge of Napa, Calif., father of her children.. ...
Leonard Junior Elder - Caraway (12/03/03)
Leonard Junior Elder, 76, of Caraway died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. He was a Baptist and a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Florence Elder of Caraway; three sons, Johnny D. Elder of Bartlett, Tenn., Ronnie D. Elder of Marked Tree and Roy Pretty of Trumann; a daughter, Sara Pretty of Wynne; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren...
Joannie Pearl May - Manila (12/03/03)
Joannie Pearl May, 55, of Manila died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003 at her home. She was a certified nursing assistant for Manila Nursing Center in Manila. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Dewayne May of Manila; three sons, Jerry May of Milligan Ridge, James May and Gerald May, of Manila; three daughters, Dorothy May, Melinda Chamness, and Kristal Hurt, all of Manila; two sisters, Loretta Bogard and Lula Mae Jackson, of Trumann; three brothers, Tommy Johnson, Sidney "Jim" Johnson, and Johnny Johnson , of Osceola; 10 grandchildren.. ...
Helen Marie Schroeder - Manila (12/03/03)
Helen Marie Schroeder, 39, of Manila died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at the St. Bernard's Medical center in Jonesboro. Born at Kankakee, Ill., she was the daughter of the late James D. Carmain and was a longtime resident of Illinois before moving to Manila in 1995. She enjoyed reading as well as arts and crafts...
Randall Wayne Smith - Leachville (12/03/03)
Randall Wayne Smith, 43, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola form injuries received in an automobile accident near Osceola. He was an agricultural consultant and served as presdient of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau and was active in local youth sports programs. ...
Bonnie Agnes Stewart - Palm Coast, Fla. (12/03/03)
Bonnie Agnes Stewart, 97, of Palm Coast, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at her residence. She was a retired social worker for the State of Missouri, a member of the Grosbeck First United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, and had lived in Palm Coast six years, formerly of Cincinnati...
Lester Ray Weathers - Arlington, Texas (12/03/03)
Lester Ray Weathers, 70, of Arlington, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, at Arlington Memorial Hospital. He was an appliance repairman, of the Baptist faith, a veteran of the Korean War, and had lived in Arlington 30 years, formerly of La Porte, Ind...
Betty Sue Bowen - Caraway (12/03/03)
Betty Sue Bowen, 60, of Caraway, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of Mangrum Church of Christ and had lived in Caraway since 1974, formerly of Marianna. She is survived by her husband, Donald Bowen of the home; a son, Jason New of Caraway; four daughters, Donna Miller, Kim Couch, Kim Hurst, Julie Bell, all of Caraway; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild...