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Obituaries from July 2004

Willie Mae (Safley) Whitten (07/28/04)
Willie Mae (Safley) Whitten, 97, of Black Oak died July 23, 2004, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. She was born Feb. 20, 1907, near Ripley, Tenn., to William Edwin and Etta Lenora (Glimp) Safley. Her parents and grandparents, William M. and Phoebe M. (Drake) Safley, came to Buffalo Island in late 1910. Her mother died in Monette in 1911, leaving Willie and her twin brother T.J., who were raised by their grandparents...
Carl Lee Allen - Paragould (07/28/04)
Carl Lee Allen, 57 of Paragould, formerly of Leachville, died Tuesday at his home. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Walter and Lillie Beard Allen and had been a Paragould resident for the past four years. He was a retired truck driver and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Jetty Pearl Humble - Monette (07/28/04)
Jetty Pearl Humble, 68, of a resident of Monette Manor, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Aug. 9, 1935, in Osceola. She was a housewife and lifelong resident of Mississippi County. She was of the Pentecostal Faith...
Frances Ritchie Miller - West Memphis (07/28/04)
Frances Ritchie Miller, 68, of West Memphis, died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at her home. She was formerly of Trumann. She was the previous owner and operator of Bush Distributing Co. of Blytheville, a member of The Women's Auxiliary of West Memphis, and was of the Baptist belief...
Norma Jean Parker - Monette (07/28/04)
Norma Jean Parker, 65, of Monette, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born March 6, 1939, at Deerfield, Mich. She was a homemaker and had lived in Moentte since 1969. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church...
Chandra Haylie Rose - Leachville (07/28/04)
Chandra Haylie Rose, infant daughter of Jeffery and Maranda Gross Rose of Leachville, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at the U.A.M.S. Medical center in Little Rock. Chandra was preceded in death earlier this month by her twin sister, Chaylyn. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Robert and Tonya Gross of Paragould; paternal grandparents, Hugh Wayne and Tamara Rose of Leachville; maternal great-grandparents, Joan and Gus Norwood, Myrna Jones, Don Gross, Carty and Liddie Riethbaum, all of Paragould; and paternal great-grandparents, Paul and Wava Hollis of Leachville.. ...
Bobby Wayne Sneed - Brookland (07/28/04)
Bobby Wayne Sneed, 62, of Brookland, died Friday, July 23, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Caraway and lived in Jonesboro before moving to Brookland seven years ago. He had previously worked as a supervisor for Crowley's Ridge Development Council, was of the Methodist belief...
Helen Maxine Earnest - Manila (07/15/04)
Helen Maxine Earnest, 75, of Manila, died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at Manila Nursing Center. Born May 27, 1929, in Booneville, Miss., she was the daughter of Lee and Elvie Olive Smith. She was a lifelong resident of Manila, a homemaker and a member of Crossroads Baptist Church...
Doris Pauline Huggins - Jonesboro (07/15/04)
Doris Pauline Huggins, 89, of Jonesboro died Friday, July 2, 2004, at Skill Care Nursing Center. She was a homemaker and had lived most of her life in Rector and Paragould. She was a member of Walnut Ridge First Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, William Orlie Hugins II of Oakland, Calif.; a daughter, Gala June Reed of Jonesboro; two grandchildren, Mike Price of Paragould and Michelle Trigs of Birmingham, Ala.; two step-grandchildren, Shaine Keasler of Caraway and Dusty Brown of Paragould; and two step-great-grandchildren.. ...
Samuel A. Mabe - Bay (07/15/04)
Samuel A. Mabe, 74, of Bay died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at his home. Born in Tuckerman, he was a lifetime resident of the Jonesboro area and a construction worker. Survivors include two sons, Larry Don Mabe of Trumann and Bobby Mabe of Bay; a daughter, Barbara Tampos of Kansas; two brothers, Leroy Mabe of Trumann and Walter Mabe of Viola; five sisters, Joyce Jones of Black Oak, Ruby Mae Story of Jonesboro, Mary Evelyn Griggs of Austin, Texas, Mildred Dillinger of Viola and Martha Johnson of Joliet, Ill.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.. ...
Velmer Louise Mayfield - Lake City (07/15/04)
Velmer Louise Mayfield, 89, of Lake City died Friday, July 2, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Goobertown, she had lived in the Lester Community most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church...
Ocie Alice McDonel - Senath (07/15/04)
Ocie Alice McDonel, 89, of Senath Nursing Center died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett. Formerly of Etowah, she was a homemaker and attended Etowah Pentecostal Church of God. Survivors include two daughters, Geraldine Allen of Atoka, Tenn., and Vivalee Langston of West Memphis; two sisters, Hazel Lawson of Jonesboro and Ann Clark of Walnut, Miss.; three grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren...
William H. Pace - Bradley (07/15/04)
William H. Pace, 90, of Bradley died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Our Lady of Victory. He was born in Reelfoot, Tenn. Survivors include a brother, Atlis Harding of Lake City, several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Pace; two sons, Melvin Pace and Robert Pace; and a brother...
Margie Mae Keller - Manila (07/23/04)
Margie Mae Keller, 76, of Manila, the widow of Gene Keller, died Thursday, July 15, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Lizzie Stroud. She was a lifelong Manila resident and a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ...
Glenda Floris McWilliams Spikes - Cumming, Ga. (07/23/04)
Glenda Floris McWilliams Spikes, 64, died Friday, June 25, 2004 at her home in Cumming, Ga. Born in Manila, she was a graduate of Manila High School and had attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She was a retired medical secretary office manager in Memphis. ...
Virginia Stokes - Leachville (07/23/04)
Virginia Stokes, 77 of Leachville, formerly of Manila, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at her home. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late William and Rosie Elizabeth Christie and had lived most of her life in Manila before moving to Leachville in 1998. She was of the Baptist faith...
Oscar Carmichael - Jonesboro (07/15/04)
Oscar "O.C." Carmichael, 62, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, at his home. Born at Monette, he was a retired service station owner and a Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include his wife, Liz Carmichael; two daughters, Sandenia Carmichael of Ravenden and Belinda Hodge of Paragould; six grandchildren, Mallory Lyons, Kristi Lyons, William Hall, Sarah Hodge, Carrie Hodge, and Robbie Hodge; four sisters, Betty Brewer of Mountain View, Thelma Adams, Vena Brewer, and Francis Carmichael, all of Manila; and three brothers, Lloyd Carmichael of Monette, Raymond "Shorty" Carmichael, and Buck Carmichael, both of JOnesboro.. ...
Barbara Ludean Bankston - Black Oak (07/15/04)
Barbara Ludean Bankston, 68, of Black Oak, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at the Northeast Arkansas Hospital. She was born in Caraway and lived in Shubuta, Miss., before moving to Black Oak in 1981. She had owned and operated a restaurant in Shubuta and later went to work for Elam Enterprises, working there until her retirement. She was of the Baptist belief...
Dana Wisham - Lake City (07/15/04)
Dana Wisham, 39, of Lake City died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at her home. A lifelong resident of Lake City, she was a member of Gospel Chapel Church. Survivors include her parents, Lonnie and Annie Wisham, both of Lake City; two daughters, Chelsea Williams and Stevie Ann Wood, both of Lake City; a sister, Debra Crocker of Brookland; and her paternal grandfather, Foy Wisham of Caraway...
Dall Andree Walker - Manila (07/15/04)
Dall Andree Walker, 69, of Manila, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at his residence in Manila. Born in Sumter, S.C., he was the son of the late James and Ruther Esdorn Walker. He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran having served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He had been a Manila area resident since 1972 and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sumter, S.C...
Doug Terrell - Lake City (07/15/04)
Doug Terrell, 44, of Lake City, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at his home. A lifelong resident of Lake City, he was a 1977 graduate of Lake City High School. He was employed by Terrell Heat and Air Service in Jonesboro, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Lake City...
Flemons "Skinnie" Armstrong - Lepanto (07/15/04)
Flemons "Skinnie" Armstrong, 76, of Lepanto died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at his residence. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Agnes Armstrong of Lepanto; a daughter, Lois Criddle of Lepanto; a stepson, Raymond Liles of Palmdale, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Linda Turner of Manila; three sisters, Shirley Burns of Lepanto, Mattie McKinney of South Carolina and Glenda Woods of West Helena; three brothers, Bob Armstrong and Bill Armstrong, both of Mendon, Mich., and Burl "Dude" Armstrong of Lepanto; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.. ...
Linda Jean Dow Orr - Newport (07/01/04)
Linda Jean Dow Orr, 41, of Newport died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, she was a member of First United Methodist Church. She had lived in the Jackson County Learning Center since 1983...
Bobbie Lou Taylor Nicholas - Powder Springs, Ga. (07/01/04)
Bobbie Lou Taylor Nicholas, 75, of Powder Springs, Ga., died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Cobb Hospital in Austell, Ga. Born at Tyronza, she was a retired certified nurses' assistant and had been a member of First Baptist Church in Tyronza. Survivors include two daughters, Paula Gail Fritton of Powder Springs and Patricia Ann Glass of Frostburg, Md.; a son, Harry Edwin Nicholas of Indiana; two sisters, Mary Ann Carpenter of Tyronza and Betty Jean May of Portland, Mich.; four brothers, George Taylor of Tyronza, Culus Taylor of Lake City, Clarence Taylor of Harrisburg and Charles Taylor of Sacramento, Calif.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Jerry Lee Lamb - Manila (07/01/04)
Jerry Lee Lamb, 61, of Manila died June 21, 2004, in Memphis, Tenn. Born in Leachville on Dec. 17, 1942, he was a service tech for MFA Oil Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by a son, Brian Lamb of Farmington, Mo.; a daughter, Tina Angelly of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; a step-daughter, Barbara Challis of Keiser; three sisters, Geraldean Martin of Manila, Anna Huggins of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Betty Barry of St. ...
Troy V. Jones - Lake City (07/01/04)
Troy V. Jones, 86, of Lake City died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.
Edwina P. Hollis - Orrville, Ala. (07/01/04)
Edwina P. Hollis, 85, of Orrville, Ala., died Saturday, June 26, 2004, in Selma, Ala. She is survived by two sons, John M. Hollis of Three Oaks, Mich., and Ron M. Hollis of Selma; two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret Jo and Willis Marshall of Orville, Ala., and Doris M. and Wayne Marshall of St. Peters, Mo.; a sister, Geraldine Lewis of Arkansas; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren...
Mary Frances Smith - Manila (07/01/04)
Mary Frances Smith, 72, of Manila died Wednesday, June 22, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Plantersville, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Chester and Irene Johnson Towery and had been a longtime Manila area resident. She was the widow of Lonnie Smith. She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Mack Thornhill Jr - Niles, Mich. (07/01/04)
Mack Thornhill Jr., 69, of Niles, Mich., formerly of Leachville, died Saturday, June 26, 2004, at Lakeland Memorial Hospital in Niles. Born in Porum, Okla., he lived in Leachville several years before moving to Michigan. He was a retired woodworker and was of the Baptist belief...
Cecil Richard Barnes - Manila (07/07/04)
Cecil Richard Barnes, 80, died Monday, June 28, 2004, at Manila Nursing center where he had lived for the last three years. Born at Trumann, he lived in Indiana and Trumann several years before moving to Lake City about five years ago. He had worked for Wheel Horse Inc. in South Bend, Ind., and was of the Baptist belief...
Clovis R. Gates - Warm Springs (07/07/04)
Clovis R. Gates, 56, of Warm Springs, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at his residence. He was born at Dyess. Survivors include a son, Francis Gates of Leachville; a brother, Travis Gates of Byron, Ill.; three half brothers, Wayne Goodman of Rockford, Ill., and Dan "Junior" Goodman and Jimmy Goodman, both of Warm Springs; two half sisters, Cathy Pacilli of Fresno, Calif., and Shirley Quest of Rochelle, Ill.; a grandson, Christopher Gates; and two step-grandsons, Samuel Bollinger and Nicholas Bollinger.. ...
Troy V. Jones - Lake City (07/07/04)
Troy V. Jones, 86, of Lake City, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at his residence. He was a retired telephone construction worker, of the Baptist faith and had lived in Monette three years, formerly of the Half Moon Community. He is survived by his wife, Grace Jones, of the home; two sons, Johnny Jones of Monette and Earl Jones of Blytheville; two sisters, Inez of California, and Stella of Missouri; a half sister, Joan Master of Manila; a brother, Coy Jones of Montana; a half-brother, Charles Jones of Michigan; three step-brothers, Harold of California, Thomas of California and Danny of Missouri; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.. ...
Bubby McLaughlin - Hoxie (07/07/04)
Bubby McLaughlin, 40, of Hoxie died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at his residence. Born at Imboden, he was a carpenter and lived in Hoxie and Clover Bend most of his life. He was a member of the Christian Assembly Church. Survivors include his mother, Della Ivy of Ravenden; three brothers, Charles McLaughlin of Egypt, R.L. ...
Lola Irene Smith - Manila (07/07/04)
Lola Irene Smith, 77 of Manila, widow of Bill F. Smith, died Monday, June 28, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Willie Town, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Will and Maggie Martin Ewing and was a lifelong Manila area resident. Mrs. Smith was of the Pentecostal faith...
Rev. Carrol D. Fowler - Poplar Bluff, Mo. (07/01/04)
Rev. Carrol D. Fowler, 66, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Monday, June 21, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born at Manila, he served as a pastor for 50 years and was the pastor at Stringtown, Mo., Baptist Church. He also served as a mission strategist for the Cane Creek Stoddard Baptist Association...