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Obituaries from May 2004

LaDesta L. Wilson - Caraway (05/26/04)
LaDesta L. Wilson, 72, of Caraway died Monday, May 17, at her residence. Born in the Lost Cane Community in Mississippi County, she lived in Caraway most of her life. She was a dispatcher at American Greetings and a member of Caraway First Baptist Church...
Geraldine Bassett - Poplar Bluff, Mo. (05/21/04)
Geraldine Bassett, 86, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Manila, died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at Westwood Hills Nursing Home in Poplar Bluff. Born at Manila she was the daughter of the late Sular and Leslie Rice Boling and was the widow of Ben Bassett. She had lived most of her life in Manila and was retired from the American Greeting Card Company in Osceola...
James Lee Bogart - Horseshoe Bend (05/21/04)
James Lee "Uncle Shorty" Bogart, 68, of Horseshoe Bend, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, in Mountain Home at the Baxter Regional Hospital. He was born July 3, 1935, to the late James N. and Dorothy Bogart, in Wiseman. He was a retired farmer and was of the Baptist faith...
Benny Easley - Coldwater, Miss. (05/21/04)
Benny Easley, 69, of Coldwater, Miss., formerly of Blytheville, died Friday, May 14, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Born in Burdette, he was a retired supply clerk for Nibco Manufacturing Co. and a member of the Arkabulta Baptist Church in Arkabulta, Miss...
Jimmy Wayne Edge - Manila (05/21/04)
Jimmy Wayne Edge, 60, of Manila, died May 12, 2004. He was a self employed sheet metal worker and of the Church of God faith. He is survived by two daughters, Roxeanna Edge of Booneville, Miss., and Marilyn Edge of Booneville, Miss.; two sons William R. ...
Helen White - Calumet (05/21/04)
Helen White, 81, of Calumet, the widow of Fred White, died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born September 13, 1922, in Blytheville, the daughter of Fred and Rose Miller Roberts, she was a lifelong area resident, a homemaker, and a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Manila...
David "Bubba" Hinklin - Manila (05/21/04)
David "Bubb" Hinklin, 42, of Manila, formerly of Cooter, Mo., died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto, Southaven, Miss. Born March 20, 1962, in Cooter, the son of Samuel "Bee" and Genevive Bragg Hinklin, he was a lifelong resident of the area and of the Baptist faith. He attended the Focus Adult Development Center in Osceola for the past seven years...
Lutricia S. Lambert - Leachville (05/21/04)
Lutricia S. Lambert, 59, of Leachville, died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Annie Saur Shrable and had lived her early years in Leachville. She was a former long-time Memphis resident and following the retirement of her husband, returned to Leachville in 1992. She was a member of Southside Church of God in Paragould...
Clara M. O'Dell - Belton, Mo. (05/21/04)
Clara M. O'Dell, 74, of Belton, Mo., died May 11, 2004. She was born in Leachville on March 1, 1930, moving to the Kansas City area in 1946. She sold real estate for Johnson and Pollick and insurance in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri, having retired in 1981...
Morris Edgar McWilliams - Manila (05/26/04)
Morris Edgar McWilliams, 86, of Manila died Friday, May 21, 2004, at his home. Born Feb. 7, 1918, in Alicia, Ark., the son of James A. and Minnie McIlhaney McWilliams, he was a farmer and worked as a custodian at the First Baptist Church in Manila before retiring in March. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church...
Patsy A. Bridges - Rock Falls, Ill. (05/26/04)
Patsy A. Bridges, 65, of Rock Falls, Ill., died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at her residence. Born at Beebe, she was a broker and owner of Pat Bridges Realty for 30 years. She later worked as church secretary at Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls for 10 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church at Sterling, Ill...
James Clifford White - Leachville (05/21/04)
James Clifford White, 87, of Leachville, died Monday, May 10, 2004, at the V.A. Medical center in Memphis. Born at Walnut Ridge, he spent most of his life in Manila and caraway and had been a Leachville resident for the past nine years. He was the son of the late Rufus T. and Mimmie White, was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and was a member of the American Legion for 40 years. He was a retired electrician and a member of the Manila First Baptist Church...
Maxine McFall Randles - Manila (05/21/04)
Maxine McFall Randles, 68, of Manila died Thursday at her home. Born at Russell she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Joyce Lefford McFall and had been a Manila area resident most of her life. She was a homemaker and the widow of James Clarence Randles since 1977...
Kalla "Pete" Pittman - Caraway (05/21/04)
Kalla "Pete" Pittman, 88, of Caraway died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical center in Jonesboro. He was a retired farmer, member of Rowe's Chapel Baptist Church and had lived in the Caraway area all of his life. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Pittman, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Dianna Pittman of Stuttgart; three sister, Eve Ramsey of Sherwood, Vera Iserman of Petaluma, Calif., and Lucky Brooks of Caraway; two brothers, Buren Pittman of Midland, Texas, and Binford Pittman of Caraway; three grandchildren Julie Blevins of DeWitt, Jennifer Davis of Stuttgart, Jayna Pittman of Fayetteville, and four great-grandchildren, Haley and Connor Blevins, and Alannah and Garrett Davis.. ...
Merle Latta Pace - Caraway (05/21/04)
Merle Latta Pace, 83, of caraway, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical center in Jonesboro. Born at Black Oak, she had worked in retail sales and was a member of the Caraway United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Tuesday) at Caraway Cemetery with Rev. Donnie Hudson officiating. Langford-Bookout Funeral service of Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements...
Israel Ray Austin - Manila (05/21/04)
Israel Ray Austin, 31, of Manila, died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at his residence. Born in Manila he was the son of Jerry and Shirley Austin Hale and had been a lifelong Manila area resident and was a former construction worker and handyman. He is survived by his parents, Jerry and Shirley Hale of Manila; two sons, James Ray Austin of the home and Christopher Edward Austin of Paragould; two brothers, Louis Barks of Pebble Beach, Calif. ...
Verna Catherine Blansett - Caraway (05/06/04)
Verna Catherine Blansett, 77, of Caraway, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at the family residence. Formerly of Trumann, she was a housewife and member of the Rowe's Chapel Baptist Church in Caraway. Survivors include her husband, Jesse "Short" Blansett of the home; a daughter, Jean Jeffers of caraway; a brother, J.C. Lansdell of Trumann; two grandchildren, Gary Jeffers of Caraway and Randy Jeffers of Lake City; and a great-grandson...
DruElla Fisher - Jonesboro (05/06/04)
DruElla Fisher, 89, of Jonesboro, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in the Herman Community and lived in the Childress Community before moving to Jonesboro 61 years ago. She had worked as a salesperson for Dillard's Department Store for 20 years and was a member of Central Baptist Church...
Emma Loue Jones - Manila (05/06/04)
Emma Loue Jones, 74, of Manila died Monday, April 26, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Covington, Tenn., she had lived most of her life in Manila, was a homemaker and attended First United Methodist Church in Manila. Survivors include a son, Thomas Olmstead of Tennessee; a daughter, Peggy Sloan of Tennessee; a brother, Frank Cannon of Covington; three sisters, Evelyn Wells of Blytheville, Marie Billings of Athens, Tenn., and Helen Whitehead of Conway; and several grandchildren.. ...
Roy Miller Springer - Manila (05/06/04)
Roy Miller Springer, 91, of Manila died Sunday, April 25, 2004, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Deering, Mo., he was the son of the late Ernest Boyd and Ollie Belle Skinner Springer. He was a longtime Manila resident, a retired mercantile salesman and a longtime member of the Church of God of Prophesy in Manila...
Ola Mae Timberlake - Manila (05/06/04)
Ola Mae Timberlake, 89, of Manila, the widow of Lawrence Timberlake, died Monday, April 26, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Dell, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Martha Riggs Rollins and was a lifelong Manila resident...
Earl H. Wildy - Leachville (05/06/04)
Earl H. Wildy, 87, of Leachville, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at his home. Born at Etowah, he was the son of the late Edward Samuel and Alvina Marie Wildy and was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. He was a graduate of Keiser High School and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he was a member of Kapa Alpha fraternity, the Arkansas Chapter of Alpa Zeta and a member of Eta Signa fraternity. ...
Everett "Bill" Wilson - Monette (05/06/04)
Everett "Bill" Wilson, 77, of Monette died Friday, April 30, 2004, at his residence. The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Monday at Gregg Funeral Home with Jerry Reed officiating. Burial was in Monette Cemetery. Pallbearers were Herbert Cullum, Paul Baker, Noble Cullum, Loyd Bibb, Claude Earl Barnette and Gene Gathright...
J.P. Adkins - Manila (05/06/04)
J.P. Adkins, 76, of Manila, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mt. Home. Born at Harrisburg, he was the son of he late John and Hazel Hall Adkins and had been a Manila resident since 1949. He was a member and deacon of Manila First Baptist Church, was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a retired farmer...