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Obituaries from March 2004

Jacqueline (Jackie) Sain Johnson - Tucson, Ariz. (03/18/04)
Jacqueline (Jackie) Sain Johnson, 47, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Flint, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at Tucson Medical Center. She was born July 14, 1956 in Flint, the daughter of Danny and Doris (Kennett) Sain. She married Kris Johnson in Grand Blanc in 1995. ...
Beulah Mae Jarvis - Osceola (03/10/04)
Beulah Mae Jarvis, 87, of Osceola, died March 1, 2004, at Osceola Health Care. She was a homemaker, member of Caraway Baptist Church and had lived in Osceola for 18 months, formerly of Caraway. She is survived by a son, John Jarvis of Osceola. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, John and Marietta McDaniel, and her husband, Clifford E. Jarvis...
Bonnie Bogart McFarlin - Monette (03/10/04)
Bonnie Bogart McFarlin, 63, of Monette, died March 6, 2004, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. She was retired president of AMT Inc., of the Methodist faith and had lived in the Buffalo Island area a lifetime. She is survived by a son, Audie Lynn McFarlin of Monette; two sisters, Linda Williams of Leachville and Shelia Spurlock of Leachville; and a grandchild, Chris McFarlin of Jonesboro...
Jimmy Milligan - Senath (03/10/04)
Jimmy Milligan, 71, son of the late James Roscoe and Sue Ella Screws Milligan, was born March 15, 1932, in Senath, and died March 3,2004, at the University Hospital in Little Rock. He married Mary Glenn on Sept. 7, 1950, in Piggott. Mr. Milligan was a member of the American Legion Post 303 in Senath...
Terry Hal Peaster - Lake City (03/10/04)
Terry Hal Peaster, 49, of Lake City, died Monday, March 1, 2004, at Lake City. Born in Jonesboro, he had lived most of his life in the Jonesboro area. He was a carpenter and served in the Army. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors include two sons, Michael Peaster and Brandon Peaster, both of Jonesboro; a daughter, Teri Peaster of Lake City; his mother, Minnie Gandy Peaster of Lake City; two sisters, Brenda Pyle of Jonesboro and Amanda Riley of Brookland; and six grandchildren, Branden Peaster, Brittni Peaster, Rustin Peaster, Cody Peaster, Myranda Peaster and Triston Peaster.. ...
Matthew Daniel Qualls - Jonesboro (03/10/04)
Matthew Daniel Qualls, 13, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at Jonesboro. He was born at Jonesboro and had lived there for three years, formerly of Lake City. He was a Baptist and a seventh grade student at Valley View Junior High School. He was a member of the Jonesboro baseball 13 year old Prep League...
Agnes Brooks Downs - Lake City (03/18/04)
Agnes Brooks Downs, 77, of Lake City died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. She was born at Huntsville, Ala., and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, George Downs of Lake City; two daughters, Marie Wojciechowski of Lake City and Sue Bond of Lunsford; three sons, Donnie Peaster and Charles Peaster, both of Lake City, and Andy Peaster of Brookland; six brothers, Johnny Russell, Ronald Russell, Richard Russell and Larry Russell, all of Indianapolis, Edward Russell of Dover, Tenn., John Barry Russell of Decatur, Texas; a sister, Betty Hansern of Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.. ...
Janette McDowell Whitehead - Manila (03/18/04)
Janette McDowell Whitehead, 77, of Manila died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Clear Lake, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Brad and Eula Adams McDowell and had lived in California for 38 years before returning to Manila in 1989. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Manila...
A.I. Willmuth - Manila (03/18/04)
A.I. Willmuth, 88, of Manila, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Manila Nursing Center. He was born July 11, 1915, in Strawberry, the son of William David and Zadie Ethel (Long) Willmuth. He was united in marriage Dec. 19, 1936, in Lynn to Eva Rebecca Willmuth who preceded him in death on April 6, 2003. He was a tractor mechanic and a member of Westside Baptist Church in Manila...
Maud Adams Ellis - Monette (03/18/04)
Maud Adams Ellis, 77, of Monette died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.
Pauline Frisbee Holmes - Monette (03/18/04)
Pauline Frisbee Holmes, 87, of Monette died Friday, March 5, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Lawrence County, she had lived at Monette for seven years, formerly of Garland, Texas, and Antioch, Calif. She was a retired sales clerk for Montgomery Ward Co. in Dallas, Texas. She was a Baptist...
Bertha Mooneyham - Lake City (03/18/04)
Bertha Mooneyham, 95, of Lake City died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in the Mangrum community, she had lived in Lake City and Jonesboro most of her life. She was a retired cosmetologist who owned and operated many beauty shops in Jonesboro and Eastern Craighead County. She was a member of the Lake City Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday school classes for several years, and attended the Southwest Church of Christ while living in Jonesboro...
Betty Dowd Thomas Moss - Monette (03/18/04)
Betty Dowd Thomas Moss, 73, of Monette, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in St. Louis but lived in the Blue Cane Community as a child. She was retired from Anchor Packaging. Survivors include three sons, Ricky Thomas, Tracy Thomas and Dennis Thomas...
Matthew Daniel Qualls - Jonesboro (03/18/04)
Matthew Daniel Qualls, 13, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Jonesboro. He was born at Jonesboro and had lived there for three years, formerly of Lake City. He was a Baptist and a seventh grade student at Valley View Junior High School. He was a member of the Jonesboro baseball 13 year old Prep League...
Corene Roberts - Leachville (03/18/04)
Corene Roberts, 82, of Leachville, died Sunday, March 7. 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Baggs, Okla., she was the daughter of the late Corbet and Ethel Mayberry Adams and had been a Leachville resident since 1935. She was the widow of Ray Roberts and was a member of the Leachville Church of God...
Maudie Maybelle Jackson - Manila (03/10/04)
Maudie Maybelle Jackson, 80, of Manila died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Corinth, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Carroll and Susan Preston Jackson and had been a Manila resident since 1925. She was a retired nurses aid having worked for the Manila Nursing Center for 17 years. She was a member of the New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church in Manila...
Yonnie Evaline Harris - Steele (03/10/04)
Yonnie Evaline Harris, 80, of Steele, the widow of James F. Harris, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at River Oaks Care Center in Steele. Born at Jonesboro, she was the daughter of the late William and Martha Turner and had been a Steele resident for the past 10 years. She was a former long time Manila resident and was a member of the Eastern Star having served as Worthy Matron. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Steele...
Elsie Vermillion - Manila (03/03/04)
Elsie Morell Vermillion, 72, of Manila died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center in Monette. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Mary Nimmo Stanfill. She was a lifelong Manila area resident and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Manila...
Vernion Ray - Cash (03/03/04)
Vernion Ray, 77, of Cash died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at his residence. Born in Monette, he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, was a retired farmer and had worked at Riceland Foods for 22 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 23...
Lavada Riddell - Amagon (03/03/04)
Lavada Riddell, 77, of Amagon died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, in Newport. Born in Etowah she had worked at several shoe factories, had served as mayor of Amagon and helped to organize the People Helping People Community Center in Amagon. She was a member of Midway Church of Christ...
Charles "Bud" Sairls - Jonesboro (03/03/04)
Charles "Bud" Sairls, 79, of Jonesboro, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Caraway, he had lived in Jonesboro most of his life. He was a retired truck driver having worked several years for Coleman Texaco Distributors and Baldwin Petroleum. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of the Jonesboro Church of God, where he served on the pastor finance board...
Willis Leonard Bunch - Newark (03/10/04)
Willis Leonard Bunch, 85, of Newark died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born at Gurdon, he was a retired Southern Baptist minister and schoolteacher. He taught at Mount Pleasant and Cave City and was superintendent of schools at Strawberry. ...
Carolyn Jones Ward - Leachville (03/10/04)
Carolyn Jones Ward, 53, of Leachville, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at McCrory, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Minnie Merritt Jones and had lived most of her life in Leachville. She was of the Baptist faith...
Patricia Griffin - Caraway (03/10/04)
Patricia Maupin Griffin, 45, of Caraway died Monday, March 1, 2004, at the UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock. Born in Blytheville, she was an area resident for most of her life and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Wayne Griffin and Gregory Allen Griffin, both of Caraway; her parents, Mary and Richard Maupin of Blytheville; seven brothers, Wesley Maupin, George Maupin and Jerry Maupin, all of Blytheville, Mack Maupin of Oxford, Billy Maupin of Bassett, Larry Maupin of Decatur, Ala., and Ricky Maupin of Holland, Texas; two sisters, Mary Knight of Gosnell and Geraldine Hastings of Driver; and six grandchildren.. ...
Ricky Anthony Veach - Williford (03/03/04)
Ricky Anthony Veach, 49, of Williford, formerly of Caraway, died Feb. 22, 2004, at White River Medical Center. He was a Baptist and had lived in Williford for five years. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Thelma and Wilford Mangrum of Williford; a sister, Sharon Kay Wheaton of Williford; two brothers, Tommy Veach of Caraway and James Veach of Rose Haven, Md.; five nephews, seven nieces and four great-nieces...
Eva Mae Robbins - Manila (03/03/04)
Eva Mae Robbins, 79, of Manila, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at her home. Born at Popular Ridge near Monette, she was the daughter of the late Joel and Omah Simpson Meeker and had been a Manila resident for the past 50 years. The widow of Curtis Robbins, she was a retired custodian of Manila Public School and was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Manila...
Dorothy Austin - Paragould (03/03/04)
Dorothy Juanita Austin, 80, of Paragould died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born at Leachville, she was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include a son, Alfred J. "Jody" Austin Jr. of Paragould; a sister, Ruby Jewell Powell of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Joey Austin and Justin Nolen, both of Paragould, and Salena Couch of Monette; and three great-grandchildren...
Donald Greer - Paragould (03/03/04)
Donald M. Greer, 58, of Paragould died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004< at his residence. Born in Paragould, he was a self-employed truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Rita Ogles Greer of the home; a daughter, Kayla Dawn Cole of Paragould; a stepson, Bryan Wilcox of Jackson, Tenn.; a step-daughter, Monica Thompson of Paragould; four brothers, Larry Greer of Paragould, Bud Greer and Claude Greer, both of Leachville, and Jerry Greer of Beebe; four sisters, Evelyn Gray of Lake City, Joyce Cope of Newport, Margaret Greer of Beebe and Bonnie Chandler of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Kaydra Cole, Sean Thompson and Ashley Vanhorn, all of Paragould, and Collin Wilcox and Brenden Wilcox, both of Jackson; and one great-granddaughter.. ...
Zelma Chlorine Hook Carter - Little Rock (03/03/04)
Zelma Chlorine Hook Carter, 87, of Little Rock died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004. A former resident of the Jonesboro and Lake City areas, she was a 1937 graduate of the Arkansas School for the Deaf in Little Rock. She worked as a house parent in the girls' dormitory for 10 years and was a homemaker...
Rev. L.L. Bounds - Monette (03/03/04)
Rev. L.L. Bounds, 87, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Monette Manor Nursing Home in Monette. He was born Dec. 15, 1916 at Corning. He was a retired Methodist minister of over 34 years. He was a graduate of Arkansas State University and completed his seminary training from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He preached in many churches from Northwest Arkansas to Northeast Arkansas from 1948 through 1982. He retired from First United Methodist Church in Maramduke...
Faye "Toon" Ellen Parish - Linwood, Kansas (03/03/04)
Faye "Toon" Ellen Parish, 70, of Linwood, Kansas, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. A former resident of Lake City, she had worked for Moore Rubber Co. in Bonner Springs, Kansas, and Mason's Greenhouse in Linwood...
Michael Dewayne Kelley - Manila (03/03/04)
Michael Dewayne Kelley, 31, of Manila died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at his residence. Born in Osceola, he was a commercial construction worker and was of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include two daughters, Sadie Kelley and McKenzie Burris, both of Manila; his parents, Linel Ozell Kelley of Luxora and Peggy Brooks of Manila; a sister, Krystal Timbs of Trumann; and his grandparents, Omie Lee Green of Jonesboro and Linel Ozell Kelley Sr. of Mandalay...