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Obituaries from June 2004

Phyllis Ann Watson - Manila (06/28/04)
Phyllis Ann Watson, 55, of Manila, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Aug. 29, 2948, in Manila, the daughter of Bennie and Bernice Beal Watson, she was a lifelong resident of Manila and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Charles Lindy Miller - Paragould (06/28/04)
Charles Lindy Miller, 76, of Paragould died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Silverdale, Mo., he was an army veteran of World War II and a longtime banker in Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas. He served as chairman of the board of Southern Bank of Commerce in Paragould, Jonesboro, Brookland and Leachville as well as past president and chief executive officer of Cardwell State Bank for 25 years...
Dennis Gene Coats - Caraway (06/28/04)
Dennis Gene Coats, 51, of Caraway, died June 12, 2004, near Caraway. He was a dry wall hanger and of the Baptist faith. He had lived in the Caraway area a lifetime. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Coats, of the home; his father, Junior Coats, of Watson; two sisters, Brenda Elinburg, of Watson, and Sandra Armstrong of Dumas; three brothers, Ricky Coats of Rivervale, Timmy Coats of Watson, and Barry Coats of Conway; a son, Kevin Dennis Coats, of Marked Tree; three daughters, Michelle Coats, Melinda Coats, and Melissa Coats, all of the home; a granddaughter, Jessica Coats.. ...
Pearl "Loyce" Cloinger - Jonesboro (06/28/04)
Pearl "Loyce" Cloinger, 89, of Jonesboro, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Fifty Six, she had worked for Frolic Footwear and Boot and Shoe Workers Union for 25 years before retiring. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Amaranth...
Howard L. Nowlin - Imperial, Mo. (06/17/04)
Howard L. Nowlin, 60, of Imperial, Mo., died May 8, 2004. He was born Jan. 26, 1944, in Manila, the son of the late Frank and Lissie Nowlin. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Nowlin; and four daughters, Bridgette Smith, Kim Kaskantaris, Connie Hutchenson and Cheryl Owens; three sons, Charles Schnake, James Nowlin and Richard Nowlin; three step-daughters Melissa Briley; two brothers, Jim Nowlin and Bobby Nowlin, both of Blytheville; four sisters, Mary Jo Rhodes, Woodie Bodinschatz, Dorothy Reiter and Janie Oliver; and 18 grandchildren.. ...
Blanche Wilkey - Manila (06/17/04)
Blanche Wilkey, 96, of Manila, the widow of Charles Wilkey, died Monday at the Osceola Healthcare Center. Born in St. Charles, Ill., she was the daughter of the late James and Nancy Langley Vernor. She has been a lifelong Manila area resident and a member of the First Assembly of God in Manila...
Katherine Bell - Cardwell (06/17/04)
Katherine Bell, 48, of Cardwell died at her home Thursday, June 11, 2004. She was born in Kennett and was a former cook and member of the Antioch Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, David Bell, of the home; a daughter, Dawn Hughes of Kennett; her mother, Peggy Conrad of Jonesboro; a brother, James Conrad of Evansville, Ind.; a sister, Sharon Haddock of Senath; and three grandchildren, Tyler Jones, Clay Jones and Keegan Davis...
Hugh Gregory Bonner - Monette (06/17/04)
Hugh Gregory Bonner, 41, of Monette, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born a Helena, he was a 1980 graduate of Marvell High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Arkansas State University where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was a member of the Turner Baptist Church and of the Gideons. He worked as a salesman for Greenway Equipment Co. in Blytheville and Monette...
Norville Brown - Caraway (06/17/04)
Norville Brown, 55, of Caraway died Friday, June 11, 2004, at Caraway. He was a farmer. Survivors include three brothers, Orville Brown and Jerry Blair, both of Lepanto, and John M. Brown Sr., of Rivervale. A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Monday in Potter Memorial Cemetery at Lepanto with Allen Payne officiating. Murphy Funeral Home of Lepanto was in charge of arrangements...
Dorcas June Carr - Jonesboro (06/17/04)
Dorcas June Carr, 80, of Jonesboro died Monday, June 7, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in Grubbs, and had lived in Jonesboro for 40 years, formerly of Caraway. She was a member of the Greensboro Road Church of Christ and was retired from General Electric...
Maxine Stallcup Gregg - Jonesboro (06/17/04)
Maxine Stallcup Gregg, 89, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center. She was born and lived most of her life in Jonesboro. She was the owner and president of Gregg Funeral Home, Inc., and Gregg Insurance Company. ...
Bryan Griggs - Pocahontas (06/17/04)
Bryan Griggs, 48, of Pocahontas died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at his residence. He was born in Orange County, Calif. Survivors include his wife, Stpehanie Gathright Griggs of Pocahontas; six daughters, Breanna Robinson, Sarah and Stacy Griggs, all of Pocahontas, Bandy Scoggins and Amy Matheson, both of Texarkana and Brittany Butler of Wilton; three sons, Randy Griggs of Wilton, Justin Griggs of Versailles, Mo., and Shawn Matheson of Texarkana; his parents, Robert and Lillie Griggs of Wilton; two brothers, Dennis Griggs and Richard Griggs, both of Wilton; four sisters, Teresa Wood of Hooks, Texas, Janet Griggs and Sandy Hatridge, both of Wilton and Ann Payne of Lake City; and four granddaughters, Jolynn Griggs and Carly Griggs, both of Hooks and Jada Butler and Abby Butler, both of Wilton.. ...
Audrey Bernice Lester - Leachville (06/17/04)
Audrey Bernice Lester, 81, of Leachville, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Centerl in Paragould. Born at Hornersville, she was the daughter of the late William Wesley and Virgie Rhodes Hicks and had been a Leachville and Manila area resident for most of her life. She was the widow of Lloyd G. Lester and a member of New Providence Baptist Church near Leachville...
Orphas "O.E." Minick - Lake City (06/17/04)
Orphas "O.E." Minick, 82, of Lake City died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at Batesville. He had lived in Craighead County for 50 years and was of the Baptist belief. He was a World War II veteran and a charter member of the World War II Memorial. Survivors include his wife, Laura Minick of Lake City; a son, David Eugene Minick of Evening Shade; two daughters, Sandra Kay Hattenhauer of Batesville and Teresa Marie Brown of Cave City; four stepsons, Richard Bond, William Bond, Gary Bond and David Bond, all of Lake City; five stepdaughters, Mary Ellen Smith and Connie Baney, both of Jonesboro, Georgia Thomas of Black Rock, Vickie Hickey of Bay and Laura Jo Cudd of Indiana; two brothers, Leon Minick of Egypt and Oneal Minick of Bay; three sisters, Emily Lawson of Jonesboro, Georgia Veteto of cave City and Sue Minick of Bay; five grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren.. ...
Connie Irene "Tutti" Austin - Heth (06/17/04)
Connie Irene "Tutti" Austin, 52, of Heth, died Sunday, June 6, 2004, at her home. She was born in Armorel, ws a Baptist and had worked at a picture framing business. Survivors include a daughter, Christi Moss of Heth; a stepson, Ronnie Austin of West Memphis; two sisters, Joann Edwards of Osceola and Diane Northcutt of Manila; a brother, Nelson Tacker of Luxora; and four grandchildren...
Terry Dean Modesitt - Manila (06/09/04)
Terry Dean Modesitt, 37, of Manila, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Osceola, he was the son of the late Paul Modesitt and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. He was employed as a truck driver for Lee Trucking of Stuttgart, and attended Souls Harbor Pentecostal Holiness Church in Manila...
O.C. Boyd - Jonesboro (06/09/04)
O.C. Boyd, 66, of Jonesboro, died Friday, May 28, 2004, at the Regional Medical center of NEA. Born in Trumann, he lived most of his life in Jonesboro. He was the president of Force Technologies welding Supply, served in the Army Reserves and was a member of the Nettleton United Methodist Church...
Wanda Eudean Stotts - Highland (06/09/04)
Wanda Eudean Stotts, 71, of Highland died Monday, May 31, 2004, at her residence. Born at Caraway, she was formerly of Memphis. After she moved to Highland in 1992, she worked in retail sales in Hardy. She was of the Methodist belief. Survivors include her husband, Hadren DeWayne stotts of the home; a son, Steve Stotts of Memphis; a daughter, Becky Ovians of Memphis; two brothers, Raven Doyle Clark of Greenwood, S.C., and A.JU. Lane of Caraway; and a sister, Shelby Short of Paragould...
Katie Fannie Williams Taylor - Etowah (06/09/04)
Katie Fannie Williams Taylor, 80, of Etowah, died Thursday, June 3, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born and raised in the cash community, she moved to Bradford for a few years before moving to Mississippi County. Survivors include a son, Leamon Williams of Osceola; a daughter, Lousidney Crews of Ashdown; a brother Daniel Thetford of Cash; four grandchildren, Shannon Crews, Deann Golden, Lena Herron and Katie Lee; and one great-grandchild...
W. Duke Collins - Jonesboro (06/09/04)
W. Duke Collins, 80, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, June 6, 2004, at Regional Medical center of Northeast Arkansas. Born in Jonesboro, he was a lifelong resident of Craighead County, having lived predominately in Black Oak. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the United Methodist Church...
Dolores Cranford - Monette (06/09/04)
Delores Cranford, 71, of Monette, died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, a member of Monette First United Methodist Church, and had lived in Monette 39 years, formerly of Searcy. She is survived by three sisters, Jackie Crandall of Amarillo, Texas, Judy McAnarney of Amarillo, Texas, and Nancy Altig of Amarillo, Texas; two brothers, Richard Reed of Searcy, and Bob Reed of Odessa, Texas; a son, Wesley Cranford of Trumann; a daughter, Missy Clark of Monette; three grandchildren, Stacey Young, Whitney Cranford, and Ross Clark, and one great-grandchild, Madison Young.. ...
Eugene Morris Finley Jr. - Manila (06/09/04)
Eugene Morris Finley Jr., 59, of Manila, died Saturday, May 29, 2004, at his home. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Gene and Delia Poe Finley and had been a Manila resident for the past 12 years. He was a former Blytheville and Leachville resident and was retired form baker Implement Company of Arbyrd...
Louise Murphy Frame - Lake City (06/09/04)
Louise Murphy Frame, 75, of Lake City, died Saturday, May 29, 2004, at her residence. Born in Black Oak, she had lived in St. Louis about 30 years before moving to Lake City in 1984. She was a homemaker, a hairdresser, a commercial quilter and a member of First Baptist Church in Lake City...
Robert Howard - Gosnell (06/09/04)
Robert Howard, 79, of Gosnell died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at his home. Born in Caraway, he was a lifelong area resident and of the Pentecostal faith. He was born June 8, 1924, the son of Robert Lee and Rendi Elizabeth Douglas Mullins. He was a retired serviceman for Mississippi County Electric...
Willie Mae "Billie" Imler - Leachville (06/09/04)
Willie Mae "Billie" Imler, 70, of Leachville died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Dyersburg, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Willie Williams Brown and had been a longtime Leachville area resident. She was the widow of Raymond Guy Imler and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Ronnie Wayne Junyor Sr. - Caraway (06/09/04)
Ronnie Wayne Junyor Sr., 58, of Caraway, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was retired from Cars Incorporated, a member of Buffalo Chapel Baptist Church, and had lived in the Caraway area a lifetime. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Junyor of the home; two sisters, Joann Junyor of Dardanelle, and Mary Junyor of Clarksville; two brothers, Elbert Junyor of Jonesboro and Harold Junyor of Bakersville, Calif.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Kimberly Junyor, Jr. ...
J.T. Tate - Blytheville (06/04/04)
J.T. Tate, 81, of Blytheville died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Regional Medical Center of NEA. Born in Dell, he served in the Army during World War II, received a bachelor of science degree in 1951 from then-Arkansas State College and was a lifelong area resident. ...
Leroy William Shortnacy - Hardy (06/04/04)
Leroy William Shortnacy, 72, of Hardy, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. A retired ranch foreman, he was of the Pentecostal belief. He had lived in Hardy for five years, formerly of Lemoore, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Shortnacy, of the home; his mother, Violet Shortnacy, of Lemoore, Calif.; four sisters, Carolyn Cole of Lake City, Fla., Francis Chadwell of Atlanta, Ga., Ellen Randall of Lemoore, Calif., and Dorothy Shortnacy of Avenal, Calif.; three sons, Timothy Shortnacy of Lemoore, Calif., Michael Shortnacy of Tehachapi, Calif., and Reuben Shortnacy of Lemoore, Calif.; two daughters, Glenda Fite of Caruthers, Calif., and Kathy Todd of Paradise, Calif.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.. ...
Lenna Agnes Poe - Caraway (06/04/04)
Lenna Agnes Poe, 87, of Caraway, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Retired from American Greetings Corp., she was a member of Caraway Church of Christ, and had lived in Caraway most of her life. She is survived by a brother, Leonard Fox, of Corinth, Miss.; a son, Ronnie Poe, of Nesbit, Miss.; four daughters, Laverne Rose of Cross Plains, Tenn., Wilma Hoffman of Ward, Charlene Ashmore of Imperial, Mo., and Charolette Hicks of Caraway; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.. ...
Hazel Harlan Crawford - Navarre, Fla. (06/04/04)
Hazel Harlan Crawford, 95, of Navarre, Fla., died Friday, May 21, 2004, at her residence. She was born in Mill Shoals, Ill., formerly of Caraway, before moving to Navarre, Fla., to be with her family. She was a member of the Church of Christ and a homemaker...