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Obituaries from April 2004

Dola Hicks Rhodes - Manila (04/30/04)
Dola Hicks Rhodes, 85, of Manila, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. The daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Daisy Ethel Taylor Yarbro, she was a lifelong Manila area resident and was the widow of Johnny Hicks and John Rhodes. She was a retried seamstress and a member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Manila...
Garry Lynn Brooks - Caraway (04/30/04)
Garry Lynn Brooks, 54, of Caraway, died Friday, April 23, 2004, at the Med in Memphis, Tenn. He was a painter, of the Baptist faith, and had lived in Caraway a lifetime. He is survived by his mother, Lucy Brooks, of Caraway; a sister, Patty Smith of Osceola; four brothers, William Brooks of Belleville, Ill., Phillip Brooks of Caraway, Lloyd Brooks, and Floyd Brooks, both of Jonesboro; a son, Garry brooks, Jr., of Caraway; and two daughters, Melissa Brooks of Tayares, Fla., and Sherry Lynn Dobbins of Corning; grandchildren, Faith Lynn brooks, Jamie Elenburg, Austin Lynn Brooks, Jessica Elenburg, Chelsea Elenburg, Brad Lee Dobbins, and Kristen Dobbins.. ...
Theodore "Ted" Shutt Jr. - Amarillo, Texas (04/30/04)
Theodore "Ted" Shutt Jr., 68, of Amarillo, Texas, died Tuesday, March 30, 2004. He was born Dec. 1, 1935, in Arbyrd to Theodore C. Sr., and Ocea Shutt. He was a graduate of Leachville High School. He married Susan L. Stultz on June 1, 1962, in Amarillo. He was retired from the Air Force after more than 20 years of service. He worked for Pantex for 20 years...
Lee Spurlock - Leachville (04/30/04)
Lee Spurlock, 70, of Leachville, died Friday, April 23, 2004, at Regional Medical Center of Northeast Arkansas. Born at Walnut Ridge, he was the son of the late James Ellis Spurlock and was a 1951 graduate of Marked Tree High School. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars serving one enlistment in the United States Marine Corps and 23 years service in the United States Air Force. ...
Erma Starnes - Blytheville (04/30/04)
Erma Starnes, 90, of Blytheville, died Monday, April 19, 2004, at Memorial Nursing Center. She was born June 26, 1913, in Tiptonville, Tenn., the daughter of Joe and Myrtle Dillinger Adkins. She was a homemaker, a longtime Blytheville resident, and affiliated with the United Pentecostal church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, being a grandma, and loved cooking...
Dorothy Beatrice Wade - Paragould (04/30/04)
Dorothy Beatrice Wade, 92, of Paragould, formerly of Trumann and Manila, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at Manila Nursing Center. She was born March 29, 1912, at Boydsville, the daughter of Lonzo and Elizabeth Gifford Galyean. She was a factory worker and had worked at Monroe Auto Equipment. She was a member of the WestView Baptist Church...
Ida M. Womack - Lake City (04/30/04)
A graveside service for Ida M. Womack, 78, of Lake City, who died Sunday, April 18, 2004, was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery. Dr. Glen Putman officiated. Gregg Funeral Home of Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements. Honorary pallbearers were Greg Womack, Drew Womack, Jeffrey Womack, Derek Womack, Jim Smith and Dr. Ray Hall, Jr...
Bill Coy - Brookland (04/30/04)
Bill Coy, 87, of Brookland, died Monday, April 19, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born at Portia, he had lived in Dixie for 50 years and was a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in the Dixie community. Survivors include a son, James Coy of Lake City; three daughters, Sherri Coffman and Joan Baker, both of Jonesboro, and Peggy Gunn of Paragould; two sisters, Alice Jewell Brun of Little Rock and Helen Whitney of Lake City; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Allie Ona Ford - Paragould (04/30/04)
Allie Ona Ford, 101, of Paragould, formerly of Manila, died Friday, April 23, 2004, at Greene acres Nursing Home in Paragould. Born at Thayer, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Tom and Georgia Stokes Jackson. She was the widow of C.W. Ford and had been a longtime Manila resident before making her home in Paragould. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Paragould...
Gerald Wayne Jennings - Caraway (04/30/04)
Gerald Wayne Jennings, 62, of Caraway died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at his residence. He was a lifetime resident of Caraway and a retired educator and member of the Community of Christ Church at Caraway. He was a graduate of Arkansas State University, obtaining his bachelor's of science, master's of science and administration certification...
Terry Howell - Caraway (04/30/04)
Terry Howell, 49, of Caraway, died Friday, April 23, 2004, near Caraway. He had lived in Caraway most of his life and worked in construction in Jonesboro. He is survived by a son, Christopher Pena of Jonesboro; a daughter, Jennifer Weide of Joensboro; two brothers, Jim Howell and Buddy Howell, both of caraway; and four sisters, Sue Wiiest and Ann Delagarza, both of Jonesboro, Edna Howell of Chicago, and Jan Mick of Jefferson City, Mo...
Wanda Ruth Harrison - Paragould (04/30/04)
Wanda Ruth Harrison, 71, of Paragould, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at her home. Born April 15, 1933, in Paragould, she was a homemaker and affiliated with the Church of Christ. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Toni and C.E. Barnett, Jr. of Springdale, and Sue and Everett Adamson of West Memphis; and two grandchildren, Lindsey Barnett of Springdale and Chase Barnett of Springdale...
Randall Harold Hamilton - Chicago, Ill. (04/30/04)
Randall Harold Hamilton, 47, of Chicago, formerly of Leachville, died Tuesday at his home. Born at Lansing, Mich., he was the son of the late Shirley Ann Manus Hamilton and was a construction worker. He is survived by his wife, Renee Ventress Hamilton of Chicago; a son, Randy Lee Hamilton of Paris, Tenn.; two daughters, Rhonda Renee Hamilton of Paris, Tenn., and Toni Martina Hamilton of Chicago, Ill.; his father, Harold Hollis Hamilton of Chicago; three brothers, Russell Lawson and Tony Hamilton, both of Leachville, and Dale Lawson of Hornersville: three sisters, Sherry Bowman of Leachville, Pearl Hamilton of Leachville, and Gail Travelstead of Salem; two grandchildren, Destiny Lynn Talomino and Christopher Lee Hamilton, both of Paris.. ...
James Paul Goodman - Leachville (04/30/04)
James Paul Goodman, 70, of Leachville died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Obion, Tenn., he was the son of the late George and Marie Hensley Goodman and had been a Leachville resident since 1999. He was a retired truck driver and was a United States Air Force veteran...
Faye Wallace - Leachville (04/15/04)
Faye Wallace, 80, of Leachville, widow of R.D. Wallace, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Etowah, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Dollie Buck Chappell and had been a Leachville resident since 1942. She was a member of the Leachville First Baptist Church and was retired from Brown Shoe Company in Leachville, having served as union president for 24 years. She was voted most likely to succeed in her Lake City High School Class...
George Edward Anthony - Pottsboro, Texas (04/21/04)
Retired MSGT George Edward Anthony, 74, died April 11, 2004. Anthony was born Sept. 4, 1929, in Atkins, to George Allen and Augusta Maine (Younger) Anthony. He grew up in Leachville learning to pick cotton at an early age and played basketball as well as graduated from Leachville High School. ...
Loyce Braden Click - Quitman, Ga. (04/21/04)
Loyce Braden Click, 86, of Quitman, Ga., died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at Presbyterian Home in Quitman. She was born in Monette and moved to Quitman in 1954. She was a retired school teacher of Morven School District in Georgia, a member of First Baptist Church in Quitman, and Sunday School teacher for many years...
Jettie Jewel Graham - Monette (04/21/04)
Jettie Jewel Graham, 93, of Monette, formerly of Paragould, died Monday, April 12, 2004, at Monette Manor. Born in Kennett, she was a homemaker and a member of Paragould Assembly of God. She had no immediate survivors. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Graham, and three brothers...
Barry Lynn Kisner - Black Oak (04/21/04)
Barry Lynn Kisner, 38, of Black Oak, died Friday, April 16, 2004, at Keo, Arkansas. He was a truck driver, of the Church of Christ belief, and had lived in Black Oak all of his life. He is survived by his mother, Louise Hicks, of Monette; his maternal grandmother, Madge Armstrong of Monette; a brother, James Kisner of Viroqua, Wis., a step-sister and a step-brother...
Bertha Mooneyham - Lake City (04/21/04)
A memorial service for Bertha Mooneyham, 95, of Lake City, who died Thursday, March 11, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City was held Sunday at Lake City Church of Christ. Born in the Mangrum Community, she had lived in Lake City and Jonesboro most of her life. ...
John Terrell Ramey Sr. - Little Rock (04/21/04)
John Terrell Ramey, Sr., 79, of Little Rock died April 12, 2004, at his home. Born at Brinkley, he was the son the late Robert and Francis Willson Ramsey and had spent most of his life in the Little Rock area. He was a retired maintenance man for Reynolds Metal Manufacturing and was a Navy veteran of World War II...
Ida Mae Womack - Lake City (04/21/04)
Ida Mae Womack, 78, of Lake City, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical center in Jonesboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas I. Womack. Arrangements will be announced by Gregg Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Dennis Darrell Smith - Lake City (04/15/04)
Dennis Darrell Smith, 43, of Lake City, died Thursday, April 8, at Jonesboro. Born at Rector, he was self employed in construction and was of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include his wife, Gail Smith of the home; a son, Jackie Norman Smith of Lake City; a daughter, Sylvia Smith of Lake City; his mother, Eunice Smith of Jonesboro; two brothers, Jerry N. Smith of Sturkie and Kevin Smith of Black Oak; and two sisters, Lavonda Faye Thomas of Lake City and Dona Ilene Reeves of Harrisburg...
Shirley Paige Russell - Southaven, Miss. (04/15/04)
Shirley Paige Russell, 67, of Southaven, Miss., died Monday, March 29, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Dosoto, Miss. A model, entertainer and homecare nurse, she had appeared on "The Early Bird Show with Bill Killebrew." She was a member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church...
L.B. Marshall - Pittsburg, Texas (04/15/04)
L.B. Marshall, 73, of Pittsburg, Texas, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Hospice Homeplace in Tyler, Texas. He was born March 28, 1931, in Camp County, Texas, the son of Lawrence Adler Marshall and Myrtle Marshall. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Pittsburg where he served as head of the Usher Committee. He retired from Arkla Gas and then worked as a real estate agent. He also served in the U.S. Marines...
Jessie Lee Manis - Pocahontas (04/15/04)
Jessie Lee Manis, 76, of Pocahontas died Monday, April 5, 2004, at his residence. Born in Pocahontas, he owned and operated a service station there. Survivors include his wife, Connie Manis of the home; a son, John Manis of Bentonville; two daughters, Jackie Gilless and Debbie Dollahite, both of Pocahontas; two sisters, Nancy Friend of Lebanon, Ill., and Grace Jones of Monette; and three grandchildren...
Barbara Pender Long - Romeoville, Ill. (04/15/04)
Barbara Pender Long, 68, of Romeoville, formerly of Blytheville, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at her residence. Born in Armorel, she was a homemaker and a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Donald Long of the home; five daughters, Valerie Squalente of Eustis, Fla., Rena Pender of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Janell Medling of Jackson, Mo., Shannon Pender of Osceola and Tanda Hatfield of Mayflower; a son, Marlin Pender of Steele, Mo.; two brothers, Tom Jones ob Blytheville and Lonnie Jones of Leachville; three sisters, Lucy Copeland and Linda Plunkett, both of Blytheville, and Jerelean Moody of Grand Prairie, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.. ...
Lawrence Jackson Despain - Lake City (04/15/04)
Lawrence Jackson Despain, 74, of Lake City, died Friday, April 9, 2004, in Memphis. He was born in Trumann and lived most of his life in Lake City. He was a member of the Lake City First Assembly of God Church, a self-employed mechanic and concrete construction company owner...
Keith J. Bilbrey - Blytheville (04/15/04)
Keith J. Bilbrey, 90, of Blytheville died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Smithville, he grew up in Imboden and graduated form Sloan-Hendrix Academy. He attended Jonesboro Baptist College, Arkansas A&M College and graduated form the University of Arkansas in 1937. While at the UofA he served as president of Alpha Zeta, an agricultural honorary society, the year it was chosen as the outstanding chapter in the U.S...
James Therion Vinson - Trumann (04/01/04)
James Therion "Jimp" Vinson, 73, of Trumann died Monday, March 22, 2004, at his residence. Born at Belmont, Miss., he had lived in Trumann all of his life. He was retired from the Singer co. and Columbia Forest Products and was a member of First General Baptist Church...
Jimmy E. Strickland - Jonesboro (04/01/04)
Jimmy E. Strickland, 70, of Jonesboro died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Black Oak, he had lived in Anaheim, Calif., before moving to Jonesboro in 1991. He was the owner and operator of Strickland Machining and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Jake Rice Jr. - Manila (04/01/04)
Jake Rice Jr., 78, of Manila, died Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila, he was the son of the late Jake and Melinda Robbins Rice and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a retired commercial fisherman and owner/operator of Rice's Auto and Body Shop in Manila...
James M. Cobb - Ferguson, Mo. (04/01/04)
James M. Cobb died Wednesday, March 10, 2004. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Ferguson, Mo., Masters Lodge 542 AF & AM; 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite, Moolah Shrine, Rob Morris Chapter 328, OES, White Shrine and North County Shrine, Lions Club of Ferguson and NTMA for over 50 years. He served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division during World War II and was awarded two Bronze Stars...
Alice Margaret Caldwell Downing - Jonesboro (04/01/04)
Alice Margaret Caldwell Downing, 95, of Jonesboro died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Lake City, she lived in the Lake City-Jonesboro area most of her life. She was a retired retail sales clerk and a member of the Baptist Church...
Maud Adams Ellis - Monette (04/01/04)
Maud Adams Ellis, 77, of Monette died Sunday at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and member of Monette First Baptist Church. She had lived in the Monette area most of her life. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Sorority. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mark Lyn and Sherrie Ellis of Monette; a daughter and son-in-law, Jan Marie and Terry Brewer of Monette; four grandchildren, Chad Brewer, Amber Brewer White, Mark Aron Ellis and Chase Dylay Ellis...
Rev. Leonard Bunch - Black Oak (04/09/04)
Rev. Leonard Bunch, 74, of Black Oak died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at the VA Hospital in Memphis. Born at Black Oak, he was a longtime Baptist minister who founded and pastured several churches in Northeast Arkansas. He also was a retired salesman and was a member of New Hope-Black Oak Baptist Church near Caraway. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War...
Velva Cleveland - Manila (04/01/04)
Velva Cleveland, 79, of Manila died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Manila Nursing Center. Born in Kennett, she had worked as a cook and waitress and was of the Protestant belief. Survivors include a brother, Stirl Thomas, of Caraway. She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Minnie Nelson Jones...
Ozeal Wilson Torrance - Keiser (04/09/04)
Ozeal Wilson Torrance, 86, of Keiser died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at her home. She was a homemaker and member of Keiser Chapel. Survivors include six sons, Joe Wilson of House Springs, Mo., Dick Wilson of Fairfiled, Calif., Mike Wilson of Bassett, Ronnie Wilson and Roger Wilson, both of Keiser, and Andy Wilson of Jonesboro; three daughters, Carolyn Coble of Caraway, Joyce Ballard of Millington, Tenn., and Deborah Dollahite of Keiser; 31 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
Denver Gray Rosamond - Caraway (04/09/04)
Denver Gray Rosamond, 64, of Caraway died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at his residence. He was a farmer and of the Baptist belief. He is survived by his wife, Linda Timbs Rosamond; a son, Michael Gray Rosamond of Manila; two daughters, Priscilla Avery of Blytheville and Melissa "Missy" Price of Belton, Texas; five sisters, Evelyn Pascall of Germantown, Tenn., Gwen Forrester of Henderson, Sara Jo Lindsey of Waterloo, Ill., Mary Roy of Booneville, Miss., and Gail Coats of Rivervale; three brothers, Guy Rosamond of Parkin, Ronnie Rosamond of Mandlay, and Johnny Rosamond of Rivervale; and eight grandchildren.. ...
Inez Mullen - Monette (04/09/04)
Inez Mullen, 82, of Monette, died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was a homemaker, member of the Monette Assembly of God Church and had lived in Monette a lifetime. She is survived by two sons, Lester Mullen of Monette and Steve Mullen of Jonesboro; three daughters, Donna Rolland, Gaye Rolland, and Marla Mullen, all of Monette; two sisters, Shirley Bronaugh and Suda Reeves, both of Monette; two brothers, Larry Simpson of Indiana and Paul K. ...
Thomas James Johnson Jr. - Gosnell (04/09/04)
Thomas James Johnson Jr., 39, of Gosnell died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at his residence. Born in Osceola, he worked as a heating and air electrician and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include his wife, Charline Johnson of Gosnell; a daughter, Jessica Johnson of Gosnell; two sons, Thomas Johnson and Aaron Johnson, both of Gosnell; 10 sisters, Betty Boone of Blytheville, Phyllis Moore and Teresa Houston, both of Harrisburg, Judy Johnson and Connie Thompson, both of Osceola, Mary England of Wilson, Lisa Butterworth of the Lost Cane community, Rhonda West of Burdette, Tina Evans of Luxora and Vicky Johnson of Manila; five brothers, Mack Johnson of Burdette, Billy Johnson of Poway, Calif., Kenneth Johnson of Dell, Randy Johnson of Gosnell and Scott Johnson of Orange Park, Fla.. ...
Mary Maglene Banks - Rector (04/01/04)
Mary Maglene Banks, 76, of Rector, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Rector Health Care. Born in Friendship, Mo., she was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include six sons, James "Cowboy" Banks and Dennis "Sonny" Banks, both of Rector, Michael "Doc" Banks of Nimmons, Jimmy "Bones" Banks of Leachville, and Manuel "Hoss" Banks and Carroll "Guiea" Banks, both of Paraoguld; six daughters, Diane Burdin, Pat "Trix" Clayton and Georgia Rios, all of Rector, Reba Beck of Nimmons and Martha Stevens and Euelyn Clark, both of Paragould; two brothers, Charles Lemmons and Tommy Lemmons, both of Illinois; three sisters, Christine Weaver and Dora Presley, both of Illinois, and Bonnie Lemmons of Louisiana; 29 grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 50 step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
Georgia Shaneyfelt - Kennett (04/01/04)
Georgia Shaneyfelt, 84, of Kennett, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at her home. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late George and Alice Street Shaneyfelt. She graduated form Leachville High School and moved to St. Louis where she became a bookkeeper for the Mercantile Bank of St. Louis. She retired to Kennett in 1989 and became a member of Evangelical Methodist Church in Rector...
Gennetta Geraldine Jackson - Blytheville (04/01/04)
Gennetta "Geraldine" Jackson, 85, of Blytheville, formerly of the Etowah Community, died March 20, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Osceola. Born in the Reyno-Corning area, she was a lifelong resident of the Etowah Community, where she was a housewife and member of the West Ridge Baptist Church...
Betty Sue Hudson - Pottsville (04/01/04)
Betty Sue Hudson, 71, of Pottsville, formerly of Leachville, died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. She was born Aug. 19, 1932 in Caraway, the daughter of Walter and Grace (Bowman) Scott. She was of the Baptist faith...
Connie Mae Holt - Blytheville (04/01/04)
Connie Mae Holt, 72, of Blytheville, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at the residence of her son in Blytheville. Born Jan. 14, 1932, in West Ridge, she was the daughter of Henry R. and Zola McCrackin Moran. She was a lifelong area resident and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was a retired factory worker...
Arlen W. Broege - Jonesboro (04/01/04)
Arlen W. Broege, 66, of Jonesboro died Thursday, March 25, 2004, in Jonesboro. Born in Warren, Ill., he worked as a supervisor for the Jonesboro Human Development Center. He was a member of Nettleton Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Norma Dacus Broege of Jonesboro; five sons, Arlen Broege of Rockford, Ill., Nelson J. ...