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Obituaries from September 2004

Dorothy Orene Morris - Leachville (09/30/04)
Dorothy Orene Morris, 84, of Leachville died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She lived in california before moving back to Leachville 25 years ago. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Allen Morris of Kentucky and Jerry Morris of St. ...
Gladys Barber - Monette (09/30/04)
Gladys Barber, 88, of Monette, formerly of Dyess, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Mount Ida, she was a homemaker and a member of the Dyess Assembly of God Church. Survivors include five sons, Robert Barber of Leachville, Loyd Barber and Terry Barber, both of Gosnell, Don Barber of Lepanto and Leo Barber of Turrell; four daughters, Norma Thurman of Memphis, Sharon Wilkey of Salem, Carolyn Wells of Texarkana, Texas, and Connie Nicholas of Keiser; 27 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Martha Harris Tillie - Leachville (09/30/04)
Martha Harris Tillie, 53, of Leachville, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Margie Smith Carmichael and had been a Leachville resident for the past 10 years. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Carolyn Walling - Lepanto (09/30/04)
Carolyn Walling, 62, of Lepanto died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a member of Red Oak Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Earnie Walling of Lepanto; a daughter, Sandra McCammon of Caraway; three sisters, Christine Turner of Water Valley, Miss., and Wilma Robertson and Janet Buck, both of Lepanto; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren...
Betty Jane Shepard Woods - Aubundale, Fla. (09/30/04)
Betty Jane Shepard Woods, 58, of Aubundale, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at Lakeland Regional Medical center in Lakeland, Fla. She is survived by two daughters, Denese Smith of Lakeland, Fla., and June Marie Wood of Bradenton, Fla.; two sons, Brian K. Smith of Lakeland, Fla., and Kevin Smith of Highland City, Fla.; a sister, Marie Sullivan of Leachville; two brothers, Junior Shepard of Cave City, and Eddie Bolar of Leachville...
Krista Shawn Denton - Lake City (09/30/04)
Krista Shawn Denton, 31, of Lake City died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in East Chicago, Ind., she lived in the Jonesboro-Lake City area most of her life. She was a homemaker and a Girl Scout troop leader in Lake City. She was a youth bowling coach and was a member of the Women's International Bowling Congress...
Mary Helen Holiman - Lepanto (09/30/04)
Mary Helen Person Holiman, 77, of Lepanto died Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Born in Memphis, she was a member of First Baptist Church, the Lepanto Art Chapter and the National Audubon Society. Survivors include two sons, Jake Holiman and Mark Holiman, both of Lepanto; a daughter, Charlotte Patterson of Lepanto; a sister, Doris Person Hamilton of Dallas; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Hermon Aven Smith - Lepanto (09/30/04)
Hermon Aven Smith, 64, of Lepanto died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at his residence. Born at Dyess, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi and Poinsett Counties, a farmer and a member of Etowah Pentecostal Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Olene Smith of Lepanto; five daughters, Sandra Stevens of Sardis, Miss., Phyllis Isbell of Etowah and Diane Brown, Vickie Tittle and Peggy Darty, all of Osceola; a brother, Aaron "Pat" Smith of Etowah; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Rose Imogene "Jeanne" Carlson - Leachville (09/30/04)
Rose Imogene "Jeanne" Carlson, 79, of Leachville died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Caraway, she was the daughter of the late Thomas L. and Lillie Marshall Conner. She was the widow of Glen Carlson and had lived most of her life in Rockford, Ill., before returning to Leachville following retirement. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Church of Christ...
Ricky Kevin McMurry - Lake City (09/30/04)
Ricky Kevin McMurry, 42, a lifelong resident of Lake City, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, near Lake City. Born in Jonesboro, he had worked as a machinist. Survivors include his wife, Sephanie McMurry of Lake City; a son, Travis McMurry of Lake City; two daughters, Shenna Thompson of Jonesboro and Cheyenne McMurry of Lake City; his parents, Trumann and Billie McMurry of Lake City; a sister, Ann Davis of Lake City; and a grandson, Aidan Thompson of Jonesboro...
Bobby H. Looney - Leachville (09/30/04)
Bobby H. Looney, 73, of Leachville died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at his home. Born in Leachville, he was a retired farmer and merchant and a member of First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was also a veteran of the Korean War and a volunteer for the Leachville Fire Department for 26 years. ...
Lucy Lewis - Blytheville (09/30/04)
Lucy Lewis, 90, of Blytheville and West Memphis died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Cordova, Tenn., Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born at Lake City, she lived in Blytheville most of her life and was a homemaker. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church and a former member of Little River Baptist Church...
Delia Garner - Lepanto (09/30/04)
Delia Garner, 81, of Lepanto died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Sulphur Rock, she was a longtime member of Lepanto Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Dennis Garner of Caraway and Jeff Garner of West Ridge; five daughters, Johnnie Adams of Collierville, Tenn., Allamae Ezell of Jonesboro, Wanda Kemp of Blytheville, Cynthia Wilbanks of Tulsa, Okla., and Charlotte Garner of Etowah; a brother, Dale Harvison of Trumann; five sisters, Willene Garner of Lepanto, Vera Lewis of Redfield, Kathryn Smart of Harrisburg, Leona Russell of Duck Hill, Miss., and Lillian Phillips of Jonesboro; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
Juanita McFarland Cornish - Edinburg, Texas (09/30/04)
Juanita McFarland Cornish, 84, of Edinburg, Texas, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Edinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a homemaker, a member of Monette First United Methodist Church, a member of Monette Garden Club, and had lived in Edinburg four years, formerly of Monette...
J.E. Castleman Jr. - Memphis, Mich. (09/30/04)
J.E. Castleman Jr., 77, of Memphis, Mich., died Sept. 16, 2004, at Port Huron Mercy Hospital in Port Huron, Mich. Born July 26, 1927, in Manila, he had lived the past 50 years in Memphis, Mich., where he worked at Grace Engineering until he retired...
Juanita M. Mondy - Killeen, Texas (09/22/04)
Juanita M. Mondy, 69, of Killeen, Texas, formerly of Walnut Ridge, died at her home Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004. She was born Oct. 11, 1934, in Rolla, Mo. She was united in marriage to Joseph Mondy on July 3, 1952. She worked as a model and inspector for R&M Kaufman in Aurora, Ill., before moving to Killeen in 1980. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Killeen...
LaBradda "Brody" Lowry - Black Oak (09/22/04)
LaBradda "Brody" Lowry, 21, of Black Oak, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at her home. She was born in Flint, Mich., on May 26, 1983. She is the daughter of Sue McGuire of Jonesboro and Arlton Lowry of Black Oak. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, T.J. Lowry of Benton...
Troy Edgar Grant - Marshall, Texas (09/22/04)
Troy Edgar Grant, 69, of Marshall, Texas, formerly of Leachville, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Roy E. and Carrie Covey Grant and had lived in Marshall for the past year. He was retired form the DuPont Corporation and was a U.S. Army veteran...
Helen Cornish Gibbs - Jonesboro (09/22/04)
Helen Cornish Gibbs, 80, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, at her home. She was a retired LPN for Harper Clinic, Charter member of Mt. Pleasant General Baptist Church, and had lived in Jonesboro four years, formerly of Monette. She is survived by a son, Connie Cason, of Leachville; a daughter, Sharon Henson, of Jonesboro; three sisters, Naomi Smith and Wilma Williams, both of Jonesboro, and Deloris Vereb of Springdale; three brothers, Cecil Adams and John Adams, both of Searcy, and Gene Adams of Springdale; four grandchildren, Cindy Pruitt, Barry Carlton of Jonesboro, Chris Cason and Kim Simmons; and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Leveda Fay Foster - Manchester, New Hampshire (09/22/04)
Leveda Fay Foster of Manchester, N.H., died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004. She was born May 6, 1947, in Leachville to Joe and Winona Foster. In March 1967, she married Thomas Foster in Manila. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to New Hampshire. She is survived by her husband, Tom Foster; a daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Rob Osterman, and a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmie and Jen Foster; seven grandchildren of Manchester, N.H.; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Linda Foster of Vilonia; her twin sister and brother-in-law, Freda and Donald Weaver of Mountain Home; sister, Peggy Davis of Manila; and six nieces and nephews.. ...
Earnest "Red" Duane Davis - Manila (09/22/04)
Earnest "Red" Duane Davis, 44, of Manila, formerly of Harrisburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Rock Island, Ill., he was the son of the late D.W. Davis and had been a Manila area resident since 1996. He was a farmer and of the Pentecostal faith and had served in the Arkansas Army National Guard...
Roy Douglas Hurt - Leachville (09/22/04)
Roy Douglas Hurt, 61, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Wilson, he was a former Keiser and Manila area resident and had lived in Leachville for the past nine years. He was a retired farmer and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Denny Layne Hale - Steele, Mo. (09/22/04)
Denny Layne Hale, 54, of Steele, Mo., died Aug. 31, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. He was born July 2, 1950, at Jackson, Tenn. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of Pentecost Church of God. He was a lifetime resident of Steele and had served three years on the Steele Police Department...
Ada Bell Webb - Double Springs, Ala. (09/22/04)
Ada Bell Webb, 106, of Double Springs, Ala., died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at Hendrix Health Care. The funeral was held Wednesday at Nicholas Funeral Home Chapel in Double Springs with burial in Mount Ebron Cemetery. Survivors include three daughters, Willie Smith of Lake City, Mary Kathern Long of Cherokee, Ala., and Maxine Bross of Longview, Miss.; a son, Fred Webb, of Double Springs; a brother, Arvil Tyra of Texas; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren...
Mike Sexton - Monette (09/22/04)
Mike Sexton, 45, of Monette, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at his home. He was a truck driver, of the Assembly of God faith, and had lived in the Monette area a lifetime. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Sexton, of the home; his mother, Angie Sexton, of Monette; his maternal grandmother, Cordie Sexton, of Monette; a brother, Steve Sexton of Monette...
Brian Emanual Davis-Cosbey - Jonesboro (09/22/04)
Brian Emanual Davis Davis-Cosbey, 7, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at Jonesboro. A Jonesboro native, he was a second-grader at South Elementary School in Jonesboro. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his parents, Danny and Cynthia Cosbey of the home; a brother, Dereck Wayne Cosbey of the home; two sisters, Kaleigh Reah Cosbey of the home and Samantha Lynn Davis of Paragould; his paternal grandparents, Danny and Beverly Cosbey of Jonesboro and Kenny and Debby Bagby of Bergman; his maternal grandmother, Mary Smart of Walcott; his paternal great-grandparents, U.L. ...
Barbara Lee Hughes - Jonesboro (09/02/04)
Barbara Lee Hughes, 65, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at St. Charles, Mo., she had lived in Monette before moving to Jonesboro four years ago. She was a secretary and former Girl Scout troop leader and a girls' softball coach in Monette. She was a member of Monette First Baptist Church...
Frank Danny "Fatrat" Walker Jr. - Osceola (09/02/04)
Frank Danny "Fatrat" Walker Jr., 47, of Osceola, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Hopkinsville, Ky. Born at Osceola, he was a hydraulic specialist, an Army veteran and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include a son, Danny David Walker of Luxora; five sisters, Carol Maupin of Bassett, Sharon Chrisco and Michelle Ashley, both of Osceola, Sally Walker of Clifton, Tenn., and Penny Pannell of Manila; two brothers, Carlos Walker of Osceola and Allen Walker of Keiser; and one grandchild...
James Eugene "Gene" Tharp Jr. - Monette (09/02/04)
James Eugene "Gene" Tharp Jr., 24, of Monette, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, near Manila. He was of the Baptist faith and had lived in the Monette area 14 years, formerly of Jonesboro. He is survived by his parents, James and Robin Tharp of Monette: his paternal grandmother, Pauline Lamer of Newport, great-grandmother, Ruby Hall of Newport; maternal grandparents, Howard and Ona Billingsley of Jonesboro; two sisters, Misty Thomas of Leachville and Brina Caret of Ft. ...
Walter Wayne Taylor - Leachville (09/02/04)
Walter Wayne Taylor, 80, of Leachville, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at McCrory, he was the son of the late A.G. and Elsie Smith Taylor and had been a Leachville resident since 1932. He was the retired Leachville Postmaster with 36 years service in the U.S. ...
David Randall Stone - Leachville (09/02/04)
David Randall Stone, 49, of Leachville, died Aug. 26, 2004, at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was a truck driver, of the Baptist Faith, and had served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his mother, Velma Green of Manila; three daughters, Chassity McCallie, Angela Stone, and Mandy Evans, all of Manila; two sisters, Gloria Samford of Jonesboro and Janet Skaggs of Gosnell; and four grandchildren...
Joan Jones - Nelsonville (09/02/04)
Joan Jones, 68, of Nelsonville, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 7, 1935, at Manila to Richard Benjamin and Dovie I. (Forsythe) Oates. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church at Nelsonville...
Deborah Lynn (Ward) Ewald (09/02/04)
Deborah Lynn (Ward) Ewald, 53, formerly of Paragould, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, April and Tom Rowell, of Indianapolis, Ind. Memorial services were held Sunday, Aug. 29, at Herrmann Funeral Home in Indianapolis...
Cora Mae Maness Hardy - Savannah, Tenn. (09/02/04)
Cora Mae Maness Hardy, 67, of Savannah, Tenn., formerly of Trumann, died Aug. 24, 2004, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was born Dec. 28, 1936, at Walnut Ridge. She was a retired cook and of the Church of God faith. She is survived by four daughters, Lela Guthrie of Adamsville, Tenn., Sharon Cooksey of Enid, Miss., Lisa Stone of Trumann, and Patricia Britt of Crump, Tenn.; three sons, Jerry Maness of Manila, Harold Maness of Lake City, and Terry Maness of Trumann; two sisters, Lillie Mae Bishop of Dover, and Loraine White of Casea; a brother, Don Black of Paragould; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.. ...
Edward Zane "Zeke" Newsom - Caraway (09/02/04)
Edward Zane "Zeke" Newsom, 80, of Caraway, died Aug. 26, 2004, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. He was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist Faith. He was an U.S. Army Veteran and had lived in the Hancock and Caraway area a lifetime. He is survived by a sister, Vestal "Betty" Stege of St. ...
Elmer Rodgers - Manila (09/02/04)
Elmer Rodgers, 86, of Manila, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Hollywood, Mo., he was the son of the late Roy and Jessie Robinson Rodgers and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. He was a retired Carpenter, having worked for Oates Construction Company in Manila and was of the Baptist belief...
Sipes Infant (09/02/04)
A graveside service for Johnathan Lee Sipes Jr., infant son of Johnathan Sipes Sr. and Malinda Milligan of Jonesboro, who was stillborn Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, was held at 11 a.m. Monday at Pine Log Cemetery near Brookland, with the Rev. Glenn Pettus officiating...
Ray F. Stewart - Hot Springs (09/02/04)
Ray F. Stewart, 79, of Hot Springs, longtime Pine Bluff resident, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at St. Joseph's Regional Health Center in Hot Springs. Born in 1924 in Leachville, a son of Elsie Marie Field Stewart of Monette, and the late Leland Stanford Stewart, he was reared and received his early education in Leachville...
Georgia Corine Goodin - Jonesboro (09/02/04)
Georgia Corine Goodin, 74, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Trumann, she had lived in Lake City for the past 23 years before moving to Jonesboro five months ago. She was a restaurant manager for Payneway Cafe for several years, retired from the Singer Co. and was a caregiver. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Brookland...