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Obituaries from October 2004

Vasser Edward Nance - Leachville (10/28/04)
Vasser Edward "Big George" Nance, 81, of Leachville, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born at Monette, the son of the late John and Martha Smith Nance. He was a lifelong resident of Leachville and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from Randall Co. of Blytheville and a longtime member of the Church of God in Leachville...
Thomas Harold Brimhall - Jonesboro (10/20/04)
Thomas Harold Brimhall, 62, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Milan, Tenn., he was the son of the late Thomas and Evelyn Campbell Brimhall. He was a long-time Forrest City resident before moving to Jonesboro 12 years ago...
Rose Imogene "Jeanne" Carlson - Leachville (10/20/04)
A memorial service for Rose Imogene "Jeanne" Carlson, 79, of Leachville, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Howard Funeral Chapel in Leachville. Mrs. Carlson died Sept. 15, 2004. Mrs. Carlson's niece, Marsha McGaughy, will deliver the eulogy. The family has asked that memorials be made to the Marshall Conner Endowment Fund, c/o Ken Hoppe, 100 College Dr., Paragould, AR...
Bettie L. Chronister - Lake City (10/20/04)
Bettie L. Chronister, 77, of Lake City, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A native of Sikeston, she worked for more than 20 years at American Electric Co. in Jonesboro. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a volunteer with St. Bernards Auxiliary...
Joe Griffin - Lake City (10/20/04)
Joe Griffin, 77, of Lake City died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Lake City, he lived at Jonesboro before moving back to Lake City five years ago. He was retired from General Electric in Jonesboro and was a member of First United Methodist Church at Lake City. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion. He also was a 32nd degree Mason...
Gregory Hellinghausen - Caraway (10/20/04)
Gregory Hellinghausen, 44, of Caraway died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Shreveport, La., he had lived in Caraway for the last 10 years. He worked as a sales representative for Grainger Co. and was a member of Milligan Ridge Baptist Church...
Lillie Irene Jackson - Milligan Ridge (10/20/04)
Lillie Irene Jackson, 87, of the Milligan Ridge Community, near Manila, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Batesville, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Ora Wright Hicks and had been a resident of Milligan Ridge since 1938. She was a member of the Milligan Ridge Missionary Baptist church...
Agnes Christine May - Monette (10/20/04)
Agnes Christine May, 83, of Monette died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Biggers, she was a homemaker and member of Brush Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Dewayne May of Manila and Franklin May Jr. ...
Virgil Melvin Thompson - Tennessee (10/20/04)
Virgil Melvin Thompson, 80, of Algood, Tenn., formerly of Manila, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at the Master's Health Care Center in Algood. Born at Pangburn, he was the son of the late Tommy and Mary Moody Thompson and had lived most of his life in the Little Rock area...
Velma Kathryn Davis Martin - West Memphis (10/28/04)
Velma Kathryn Davis Martin, 82, of West Memphis died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Born at Williford, she was a member of the Missouri Street Church of Christ and the Auxiliary at Critttenden Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Bill Martin of West Memphis; two sons, Gerald B. ...
James W. Holt - Jonesboro (10/28/04)
James W. Holt, 76, of Jonesboro died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Batesville, he lived most of his life in Northeast Arkansas. He was a World War II Army veteran and worked for Crane Company for 20 years at Jonesboro and the Revere Company at Newport for several years. He was a member of Cathedral Baptist Church...
Gertha L. Corter - Monette (10/28/04)
Gertha L. Corter, 93, of Monette died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at Monette Manor. She was a homemaker, member of Monette Assembly of God Church, lived in Monette for 52 years, formerly of Allison. She is survived by two sons, Jim Corter of Joensboro and Don Corter of Monette; five daughters, Hazel Tiley, Iva Harrison, and Mary Eidson, and Shirley Cloud, all of Monette, and Betty Arnel of Coronado, Calif.; 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren...
Lee Roy Martin Cook - Osceola (10/28/04)
Lee Roy Martin Cook, 62, of Osceola died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at his residence. Born at Gunnison, Miss., he was a truck driver and an Army veteran. He was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Manila. Survivors include his wife, Tresia Cook of Osceola; two sons, James Cook of Osceola and Michael Cook of Caraway; five daughters, Martha "Kricket" Fisher of Blytheville, Bobbie Jean Davis of Manila, Shirley Ann Cisco of Prescott, Tresia Searton of Osceola and Yvette Parris of Yakima, Wash.; three brothers, James Cook of Victoria, Jimmy Cook of Osceola and David Cook of Marksville, La.; five sisters, Helen Russ of Osceola, Cheryl Shepperson of Victoria, Jo Wartson of Festus, Mo., Gail Rippey of Springfield, Mo., and Susie Cox of Summerville, S.C.; 28 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.. ...
Opal Ruth Cockrell - Lepanto (10/28/04)
Opal Ruth Cockrell, 75, of Lepanto died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Steve Cockrell and Normal Cockrell, both of Lepanto; eight sisters, Lula Davis of Warrenton, Mo., Heidi Gilbert of Sebring, Fla., Wilma Jean Evans and Sue Evans, both of Wauchula, Fla., Wanda Weaver and Doris Shipman, both of Caraway, Patricia Griggs of Lepanto and Evon Harrison of Chenoa, Ill.; four brothers, Stanley Jones, Cecil Jones and Buddy Jones, all of Lepanto and Oran Jones of Warrenton; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.. ...
Lyda I. VanHorn - Wilburn (10/20/04)
Lyda I. VanHorn, 84, of Wilburn died Oct. 12, 2004 at South Ridge Village Nursing Home in Heber Springs. She was born at May 19, 1920, at Hornersville, Mo. She was a member of United Pentecostal Church in Pocahontas. Survivors include five daughters, Mamie Brielmaier of Edwardsburg, Mich., Ruth Rogers of Leachville, Velma Wyatt of Memphis, Rosie Hill of Wilburn and Margie Stephens of Mountain View, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Donna Sue Wright of Elk Hart, Ind.; 20 grandchildren and several great and great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Henry D. Barringer - Williford (10/20/04)
Henry D. Barringer, 69, of Williford, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A retired custodial worker for a number of school districts in the Aurora, Ill., area, he was a Mason and a member of the Caraway Masonic Lodge for 46 years and the Sunbeam Lodge in Plano, Ill. He was of the Church of Christ belief...
Nettie Layton Wilson-Manila (10/14/04)
Nettie Layton Wilson, 89, of Manila died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Born at Tupelo, Miss., she was the daughter of the late J.W. and Clydie Barlow Wilson. She was a graduate of Manila High School and Draughns Business College in Memphis. She lived in Memphis during her working career and returned to Manila following retirement. She served as a legal secretary for an insurance company and was a member of the Methodist Church...
Wilma Doris Walton South-Lake City (10/14/04)
Wilma Doris Walton South, 77, of Lake City died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at her home. Born at Black Oak, she lived in Piggott until she retired to Lake City. She was a 1944 graduate of Black Oak High School and graduate of Arkansas State University. She worked for the Black Oak Post Office until 1952 and taught elementary school in Piggott for 13 years until 1986. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake City and a member of the Eastern Star...
Stanford Eugene Parrish-Smithville (10/14/04)
Stanford Eugene Parrish, 65, of Smithville, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a retired mechanic, lived in Smithville for six years, formerly of West Memphis. He is survived by a special friend and companion, Barbara McDonald, of Smithville; his parents, Firest and Bertha Parrish of Bay; two sisters, Brenda Kennedy of Bay, and Marcella Despard of Branson, Mo.; three brothers, Bobby Parrish of Trumann, Jerry Parrish of Mountain Home, and Alvie Parrish of Bay; a son, Lee Parrish of Smithville; two daughters, Catherine Martin of Walls, Miss., and Cynthia McDonald of Charlestown, W. ...
Candelario G. Mireles-Wilson (10/14/04)
Candelario G. Mireles, 66, of Wilson, died Oct. 7, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a cotton gin employee and of the Catholic faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Mireles and Susie Gonzales Mireles. Survivors include his wife, Herminia Mireles of Wilson; four daughters, Rosa Enmon of Rotan, and Linda Mireles, Samantha Mireles and Nia Mireles of Wilson; four sons, Candelario Mireles, Jr. ...
Flora May Tipton - Jonesboro (10/07/04)
Flora May Tipton, 93, of Jonesboro, formerly of Manila, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Serra Godia, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Will and Clidia Keith Stutts and had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was the widow of Jack Tipton and was a retired school teacher. She was a longtime member of the Manila First United Methodist Church and had been a member of the First Assembly of God in Jonesboro for the past seven years...
Robert Eddie "Bobby" VanKirk - Lake City (10/07/04)
Robert Edward "Bobby" VanKirk, 54, of Lake City, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Indiana and lived most of his life in Lake City. He was a farm worker and attended the Liberty Full Gospel Church...
Marietta V. Wiginton - Lake City (10/07/04)
Marietta V. Wiginton, 85, of Lake City died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born in Hamilton, Ala., she was a homemaker and lived in West Memphis most of her life. She attended the Assembly of God. Survivors include a son, Charles Wiginton, Sr., of Lake City; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Foy Wisham - Caraway (10/07/04)
Foy Wisham, 91, of Caraway, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at Lakeside nursing Center in Lake City. He was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church, retired from Hytrol Conveyers and had lived in the Lake City and Caraway area 60 years, formerly of Poteua, Okla...
Betty Lee Barrett - Lake City (10/07/04)
Betty Lee Barrett, 62, of Lake City, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Paragould, she had lived at Lake City for 10 years, formerly of Caraway. She retired from Basler Electric Co. in Caraway and was a member of Rivervale Baptist Church...
Wilma Bradford - Blytheville (10/07/04)
Wilma Bradford, 57, a lifelong resident of Blytheville, died Monday, Sept. 27, 204, at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wis. Born March 29, 1947, in Manila, the daughter of John Wade and Laura Mae Howard Bradford, she had been a registered nurse at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville for 33 years...
William Edward Derryberry - Manila (10/07/04)
William Edward Derryberry, 59, of Manila, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Born in Lepanto, he was the son of the late William Troy and Geraldine McGuire Derryberry and had been a Manila resident for most of his life. He was retired from the U.S. Army and attended Westside Church of God in Manila...
Mary Evelyn "Tommie" Griggs, Jonesboro (10/07/04)
Mary Evelyn "Tommie" Griggs, 65, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2004, at Rose Skill Care Nursing Center. Born at Morrilton, she lived in Lepanto and Des Arc before moving to Caraway where she lived for 34 years before moving to Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief...
Leon Owen Murphree - Manila (10/07/04)
Leon Owen Murphree, 75 of Manila, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, in Jonesboro. He was born Aug. 13, 1929, in Pontotoc, Miss., the son of C.W. and Cleo Lancaster Murphree. He was employed as a farmer and an electrician and was a member of the Westside Baptist Church of God in Manila...
Raymond P. Owen - Brookwood, Ala. (10/07/04)
Raymond P. Owen, 28, of Brookwood, Ala., formerly of Manila, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Aug. 16, 1976. He was a welder and truck driver. He is survived by two sons, Cameron Gage Lane Owen and Landen Lee Pacen Owens, both of Manila; former wife, Kimberly Ann Vassar, of Manila; his parents, Rick and Beverly Hinklin of Brookwood, Ala.; a brother and sister-in-law, Corey and Neva Palmer; a nephew, Cody Palmer, all of Brookwood, Ala.; his grandfather, Barney Lopez of Conroe, Texas; and a host of uncles and aunts.. ...
Louise Frances Spencer - Jonesboro (10/07/04)
Louise Frances Spencer, 80, of Jonesboro died Monday, Sept. 27, at her residence. Born in Bono, she had lived most of her life in Jonesboro and was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include two daughters, Jean Mays and Mary Tounsand, both of Jonesboro; three brothers, Gene Cox and Robert Cox, both of Jonesboro, and Leslie Cox of Flint, Mich.; three sisters, Marie Spencer of Otwell, Versa Millsap of Jonesboro and Pauline Tidwell of Bono; three grandchildren, Jerry D. ...
Joe Charles Tippy - Osceola (10/07/04)
Joe Charles Tippy, 50, of Osceola died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola. A lifelong resident of the Osceola area, he was a construction worker and was of the Church of Christ belief. Survivors include a son, Joe Brandon Tippy of Osceola; a daughter, Bridgett Benentt of Seattle; his parents, Leroy and Joann Tippy of Wilson; two sisters, Nancy Duncan and Lisa Cook, both of Wilson; three brothers, Leroy Tippy Jr. ...
Dorothy Beard-Stafford, Mo. (10/14/04)
Dorothy Beard, 82, of Strafford, Mo., formerly of Osceola, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, in Strafford. Born at Russellville, she was a retired nurse's aide. Survivors include a daughter, Louise Carter of Strafford; three sisters, Faye Lacy of Lepanto, Nola Young of Cahokia, Ill., and Geraldine Delancey of Osceola; a brother, John Oliver Staggs Jr. of West Point, Miss.; two grandchildren, Nathan Carter of Leachville and Carmon Hill of Osceola; and four great-grandchildren...
Charles "Chuck" Nelson Burres-Manila (10/14/04)
Charles "Chuck" Nelson Burres, 70, of Manila died Oct. 5, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born March 1, 1934, at Jonesboro. He was a driver for the Northeast Area Agency of Aging. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Emma Steinbach Burres of Manila; two daughters, Patricia Burres and Tammy Burres of Fairbanks, Alaska: a step daughter, Flora Cassidy of Manila; a son, Mike Burres of Jonesboro; four stepsons, Howard Harwood of Detroit, Mich., James Harwood of Southlyon, Mich., Robert Harwood and Kenneth Harwood of Manila; 27 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.. ...
Larry Dean Hawkins-Lake City (10/14/04)
Larry Dean Hawkins, 50 of Lake City died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Jonesboro, he lived in St. Louis before moving to Lake City several years ago. He worked for Raider Tire Co., and Firestone Tire Service. He was an Army veteran and attended Lake City United Methodist Church...
Robert Joe Johnson-Alabama (10/14/04)
Robert Joe Johnson, 57, of Hamilton, Ala., died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at Hatley, Miss. Born at Sulligent, Ala., he lived in Marion County, Miss., most of his life. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He operated R&N Backhoe and Dozer Service and was a member of the Assembly of God...
Luther Flinton Kimble-Lepanto (10/14/04)
Luther Flinton Kimble, 71, of Lepanto died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at his residence. Born in Nettleton, Miss., he was a farm worker and of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include his wife, Mary Kimble of Lepanto; two daughters, Brenda Brown of Lepanto and Janice Carruth of Manila; three brothers, London Kimble, Johnny Kimble and Melvin Kimble, all of Nettleton, Miss.; a sister, Stella Raines of Lepanto; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
Dwight "Ike" Adams - Jonesboro (10/07/04)
Dwight "Ike" Adams, 60, of Jonesboro died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at NEA Medical Center. Born at Lake City, he lived in Black Oak before moving to Jonesboro in 1975. He was a cryogenic specialist for Air Gas Inc. of Jonesboro where he worked for 38 years. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, the Jonesboro Bass Club and the Riverside Chapter of Ducks Unlimited...