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Obituaries from January 2004

Glen Wilkey - Sikeston, Mo. (01/28/04)
Glen Ray Wilkey, 59, of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 23, 2004, in Marble Hill, Mo., in a farming accident. Born June 12, 1944, in Hornersville, son of Blanche Vernor Wilkey of Manila, and the late Charles H. Wilkey. He was a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston where he has lived since 1972...
Gladys M. Adams - Lake City (01/28/04)
Gladys M. Adams, 88, of Lake City, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at Lakeside Nursing Home. She was born at Lake City and had lived there her entire life, and was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Kenneth R. Adams of Sherwood; a sister, Louise Ridge of Lake City; and one granddaughter, Terri Adams of Huntersville, N.C...
Rosa Lou Berry - Shirley (01/28/04)
Rosa Lou Berry, 70, of Shirley, formerly of Leachville, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at Conway Regional Hospital. She was born Aug. 6, 1933, at Shirley, the daughter of the late Lewis Bolder Eoff and Effie Murel Bradford Eoff.She was a homemaker, a retired hairdresser, a member of Pine grove Baptist Church and of the Order of the Eastern Star...
Eura Mable Honnoll - Leachville (01/28/04)
Eura Mable Honnoll, 85, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A lifelong Leachville resident, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Lela Creason Williams and a member of the Leachville Church of Christ...
Gertrude Horner - Senath (01/28/04)
Gertrude Horner, 96, of Senath, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born in Joplin, she was a charger member of Silverdale Extension Homemakers Club and a member of Senath First Baptist Church. She had been a longtime member of Shields Baptist Church...
Oran "Buddy" Johnson - Rector (01/28/04)
Oran "Buddy" Johnson, 76, of Rector, formerly of Manila died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at his residence. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Oran and Ethel Davis Johnson and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a retired carpenter and had been a longtime resident of the Rector Community...
Clarence Junior Smith - Manila (01/28/04)
Clarence Junior Smith, 79, of Manila, died Thursday, Jan. 22,2004, at his home. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Ted C. and Violet Tanner Smith and had been a Manila resident for the past 56 years. He was a carpenter and constructed many fine homes in the Manila and Jonesboro areas. He was of the Baptist faith and was a Navy veteran of World War II...
Vivian K. Baker Wallace - Monette (01/28/04)
Vivian K. Baker Wallace, 80, of Monette, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist belief, and had lived in Craighead County a lifetime. She is survived by a brother, Bill Baker of Weatherford, Texas; and several nieces and nephews...
Katie L. Warren - Blytheville (01/21/04)
Katie L. Warren, 83, of Blytheville, widow of Dewey Edward Warren, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born Sept. 17, 1920, in Chattanooga, Tenn., the daughter of Frank and Dessie Clowers Sutton, she was a resident of Blytheville for most of her life, a homemaker, and a member of Ruddle Road Church of God...
Vivian K. Wallace - Monette (01/21/04)
Vivian K. Wallace, 80, of Monette died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.
Erma Cleo Smithwick - Leachville (01/21/04)
Erma Cleo Smithwick, 91, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Monette Manor nursing home. Born at Senath, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lomay Gregory Wilson and had been a Leachville resident for the past 20 years. Survivors include four brothers, Herbert Wilson of Leachville, Harvey Wilson of West Plains, Mo., Hershel Wilson of St. ...
Beatrice Alma Smiley - Florissant, Mo. (01/21/04)
Beatrice Alma Smiley, 87, of Florissant, Mo., formerly of Leachville, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Born at Gideon, Mo., she was the daughter of the late William and Lela Neighbors and the widow of Elmer Smiley...
Arvil Ray "Rowdy" Royer - Leachville (01/21/04)
Arvil Ray "Rowdy" Royer, 76, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Medical Regional Center in Memphis. Born at Nowata, Okla., he was the son of the late Everett and Mildred Rosebury Royer and had been a Leachville resident since 1988. He was a retired auto mechanic and oil field worker and was a United States Army veteran of World War II...
Vera Lee Langston - Cardwell (01/21/04)
Vera Lee Langston, 75, of Cardwell, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at her home. Born at Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Maggie Looney Wilson and had been a Cardwell resident for the past 50 years. She was a member of the Women's Lions Club and was currently serving on the Cardwell City Council. ...
Wylie Virgil "Pappy" Johnson - Leachville (01/21/04)
Wylie Virgil "Pappy" Johnson, 95, of Leachville died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at Monette Manor nursing home. Born at Black Oak, he was the son of the late George and Ollie Ragsdale Johnson and had been a Leachville resident since 1920. He was a member and longtime deacon of the Leachville Second Baptist Church and was the retired owner of Johnson Coal and Ice Company of Leachville...
Ola Mae Trull - Lake City (01/14/04)
Ola Mae Trull, 86, a longtime resident of the Buffalo Island area, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at Lakeside Nursing Center at Lake City. Born at Westport, Tenn., she was a homemaker, a member of First Baptist Church in Caraway and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star...
Dorothy Lee Phillips - Paragould (01/14/04)
Dorothy Lee Phillips, 68, of Paragould, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at her residence. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Newt and Dixie Ethel Evans and had been a Paragould resident since 1988. She was a former long time Florida resident and was a retired electronics technician with Motorola Corp. Mrs. Phillips was a member of 10th Street Missionary Baptist Church in Paragould...
Herbert Sneed - Caraway (01/14/04)
Herbert Sneed, 74, of Caraway died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was employed by Wheeler Manufacturing, had worked 17 years at the Manila Public Auction snack bar, was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was of the Baptist belief...
Leona May Harbin McWhirter - Lake Charles, La. (01/14/04)
Leona May McWhirter, 83, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003. She was a native of Turkey Run Community at Monette. She was born in 1920, the daughter of Agnes and Marvin Harbin. She had lived many years in Lake Charles, La., moving from Creole, La., after her retirement. ...
Samuel Stephen Patterson - Little Rock (01/05/04)
Samuel Stephen Patterson, 9, of Little Rock died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock. Born in Little Rock, he attended Arkansas Baptist School and the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas. Survivors include his parents, Bobbi Dawn Bennett Patterson and Gregg Stephen Patterson of Little Rock; two brothers, Bennett Patterson and George Patterson, both of Little Rock; grandparents, George and Barbara Patterson of Gwynedd, Pa., and Bob Bennett of Pine Bluff; and great-grandmother, "Mamma Crick" Keith of Leachville.. ...
James W. Smith, Sr. - Bridgman, Mich. (01/05/04)
James Wilburn Smith, Sr., 72, of Bridgman, Mich., died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at the Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph, Michigan. Born in Leachville, he was the son of the late Hurlet and Naomi (Rooks) Smith. He was a Honda Gold Wing Association member, a former member of Weesaw Township Zoning Board and the Lake Township Ambulance...
Willis Todd Copeland - Manila (01/05/04)
Willis Todd Copeland, 27, of Manila, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at his home. Born in Portland, Oregon, he was a graduate of Manila High School and was employed by Nucor Steel of Hickman. He is survived by his wife, Paige Penny Copeland, of Manila; two step-daughters, Blair Weaver and Tinker Weaver, both of Manila; his parents, Jimmy and Debbie Watts Copeland, both of Manila; a brother, James Copeland of Jonesboro; two sisters, Gretchen Smith and Samantha Copeland, both of Manila; his grandparents, James and Norma Faye Watts, Jr. ...
Mary F. Hamilton - Fouke (01/05/04)
Mary F. Hamilton, 77, of Fouke, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, in a Memphis, Tennessee hospital. She was born Dec. 2, 1926 in Manila and had lived in Fouke since 1970. She was a homemaker, and lifetime member of the Arkansas PTA. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church...
Kim Joy Fisher - Caraway (01/05/04)
Kim Joy Fisher, 37, of Caraway, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at her residence. A lifelong resident of Chicago, she moved to Caraway six weeks ago. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include three sons, James Pruitt, Jr., Edell Simmons and Eddie Simmons, all of Chicago; a daughter, Felicia Fisher of Chicago; her mother, Brenda Pruitt of Caraway; three brothers, Paul Eakin of Davenport, Iowa, and James Fisher and William Pruitt, both of Chicago; and two sisters, Denise Pruitt and Wendy Pruitt, both of Chicago.. ...
Patsy Ann Jones - Trumann (01/05/04)
Patsy Ann Jones, 50, of Trumann, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Lepanto, she lived most of her life in the Trumann area. She was a past employee of Lowe's in Jonesboro and was a member of McCormick Baptist Church...
Carolyn Rose Pannell Mitchell - Paragould (01/05/04)
Carolyn Rose Pannell Mitchell, 62, of Paragould, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 25, 1941, in Marion County. She was a graduate of Leachville High School and attended Arkansas State University. She was co-owner of Pannell Ford Mercury and formerly taught at Oak Grove Elementary school. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Paragould and a Phi Mu Fraternity Alumni...
Betty Lou Palmer - Manila (01/05/04)
Betty Lou Palmer, 65, of Manila died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical center in Jonesboro. Born February 3, 1938, in Marked Tree, the daughter of James Boyd Franks and Irene McClure Franks Rollins, she was lifelong area resident, a retired employee of Osceola Shoe Factory, and of the Baptist faith...
Carl Eugene Prince - Marmaduke (01/05/04)
Carl Eugene Prince, 57, of Marmaduke, formerly of Manila, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2003, at his home. Born at the Little River community near Manila, he was the son of the late Raymond and Ruby Mae Martin Prince and was a retired farmer and ginner and was a member of the Marmaduke Church of Christ...
Roy Lee Carmichael - Manila (01/05/04)
Roy Lee Carmichael, 63, of Manila, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was retired from Citizen's Bank and a member of University Baptist Church in Jonesboro. He had lived in Manila for two years, formerly of Jonesboro...