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Obituaries from December 2004

James Wayne Stallings - Williford (12/23/04)
James Wayne Stallings, 57, of Williford, formerly of Manila, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at his residence. Born at Manila, he was a longtime resident of Rockford, Ill. He was a retired machine operator for the Gunite Corp. and had lived in Williford for three years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War...
Edna L. Wilson - Leachville (12/23/04)
Edna L. Wilson, 60 of Leachville, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. Born at Lake City, she was the daughter of the late Lon and Maude Bennett Adams and was a lifelong area resident. She is survived by a son, Tommy Wilson of Little Rock; two brothers, Rupert Albert Adams of Coalinga, Calif., and Louie Eugene Adams of Center Ridge; a sister, Minnie Opal Perry of Crosby, Texas...
George Washington Wiyott - Caraway (12/23/04)
George Washington Wiyott, 82, of Caraway died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at his residence. Born in Grubbs, he was a retired Air Force veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He is survived by one granddaughter, Kristie Wiyott of Lobelville, Tenn. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lake Side Cemetery in des Arc, with Roy Kelems officiating. Burial was under the direction of Murphy Funeral Home of Lepanto...
Imogene Timms Brown - Lake City (12/23/04)
Imogene Timms Brown, 77, of Lake City died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Fairview, Okla., and formerly of California, she had lived in Lake City for the past 15 years. She had worked as a hospital housekeeping supervisor and was of the Baptist faith...
Annie Louise Duncan - Monette (12/23/04)
Annie Louise Duncan, 74, of Monette, died Dec. 17, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist faith, and born in Tupelo, Miss., on April 7, 1930. She had lived in the Monette and Black Oak area a lifetime...
Charles Hampton - Edgemont (12/23/04)
Charles Franklin Hampton Sr., 71, of Edgemont died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, in Little Rock. Born in Leachville, he had worked as a bus driver, retiring from the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Survivors include his wife, Susan Perdue Hampton of Edgemont; five sons, John Hampton of Paragould, Charles Hampton Jr. ...
Bruce Dewayne Harris - Lake City (12/23/04)
Bruce Dewayne Harris, 66, of Lake City died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at his residence. Born in Lake City, he was a general laborer and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include two sons, Michael Harris of Fort Gibson, Okla., and Anthony Harris of Louisiana; three daughters, Rosa Harris Jennings of Jonesboro, Lisa Welch of Trumann and Annette Moore of Houston, Texas; his mother Lorene Harris of Jonesboro; two brothers, Bill Harris and George Harris, both of Wichita, Kansas; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.. ...
John Everette "Huck" Huckabee - Little Elm, Texas (12/23/04)
John Everette "Huck" Huckabee, 94, of Little Elm, Texas, died Dec. 15, 2004, at R.H.D. Memorial Hospital. He was retired from the city of Kalamazoo, Mich., of the Church of Christ belief, lived in Little Elm, Texas, four years, formerly of Arbyrd, Mo. He was born in Poughkeepsie on May 29, 1910...
John Christopher Lendennie - Blytheville (12/23/04)
John Christopher Lendennie, 29, of Blytheville, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at his home. He was an employee of Pizza Inna and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a daughter, Arasellei Lendennie of Blytheville; his parents, David Lendennie of Blytheville and Laurel Morgan of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Hayley Barton and Rachel Barton, both of Richmond; his grandmothers, Bonnie Lendennie of Blytheville and Jean Holland of Bull Shoals; and a grandfather, Cartie Davis of Mountain Home...
Tena Lyvonne Rinehart - Manila (12/23/04)
Tena Lyvonne Rinehart, 39, of Manila died Dec. 16, 2004, in a fire at her residence. She was born July 5, 1965 in Manila. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, William Reinhart of Manila; a daughter, Amanda Hood of Gosnell; and her mother, Lyvonne Butler of Manila; a sister, Penny Pasley of Manila; two brothers, John Eldon Tomblin of Manila and Vestal Tomblin of Manila; one grandchild, Ashley Hood of Gosnell...
Dearl Max Williams Sr. - Jonesboro (12/23/04)
Dearl Max Williams Sr., 69, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at his residence. Born at Searcy, he lived in Jonesboro for 41 years and was formerly of Black Oak. He was president and co-owner of Continental Directory Co., Inc. in Jonesboro and worked in telephone sales for 42 years. He was an Army veteran and member of Central Baptist Church...
Wanda Sue White - Imboden (12/23/04)
Wanda Sue White, 91, of Imboden, formerly of Manila, died Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. Born at Leachville she was the daughter of the late S.J. and Mary Ann Martin Matthews and had lived most of her life in the Manila and Leachville area. She was a graduate of Leachville High school, attended Arkansas State University and was a retired school teacher. Mrs. White was a longtime member of the Manila First United Methodist Church...
Wanda Lee Waggoner - Paragould (12/23/04)
Wanda Lee Waggoner, 77, of Paragould died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. Born in Cardwell, she was a retired nurse and a member of Hornersville Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Tim Waggoner of Hornersville, Kent Waggoner of Chesterfield, Mo., and Rod Waggoner of Franklin, Tenn.; a daughter, Donna L. ...
Louise E. Vandivor - Manila (12/23/04)
Louise E. Vandivor, 81, of Manila died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville, she was a homemaker and had worked as an aide for Dr. E.A. Shaneyfelt in Manila. She was a member of Souls Harbor Trinity Church...
William Rufus Bishop Jr. - Hardy (12/23/04)
William Rufus Bishop Jr., 44, of Hardy, died Dec. 17, 2004, in Mammoth Spring. He was born July 19, 1960, in Osceola and was a factory worker. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his mother, Ruby Bishop of Dell; two daughters, Misty Bishop of Dallas, Texas, and Brittany Bishop of Slidell, La.; two sisters, Barbara Ivey and Judy Baldeck, both of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Bobby Bishop of Pensacola, Fla.; a grandson, Damion Bishop of Dallas, Texas; and a special friend, Dottie Davis, of Mammoth.. ...
Charlene Lucille Adams - Jonesboro (12/09/04)
Charlene Lucille Adams, 78, of Jonesboro died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2004, at NEA Medical Center. Born at Lake City, she lived her life in the Jonesboro and Lake City areas. She was a member of Prospect Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Derrel Griffin Adams of Jonesboro and Wayne Adams of Las Vegas; two brothers, Boyce Fields of Jonesboro and Max Fields of Eureka, Mo.; a sister, Janice Despain of Fishers, Ind.; two grandchildren, Stephen Adams and Elizabeth Adams, both of Las Vegas; and a great-granddaughter, Ashley Adams of Las Vegas.. ...
Opal Faye Adkins - North Little Rock (12/09/04)
Opal Faye Adkins, 78, of North Little Rock, formerly of Manila, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in North Little Rock. She was the widow of Herbert Adkins and had lived in North Little Rock for the past eight years. She was born at Hobart, Okla., and was the daughter of the late Fred and Elizabeth Travis and had lived most of her life in Manila. ...
Larry Rourke Barrett - Caraway (12/09/04)
"Larry" Rourke Barrett, 81, of Caraway died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at her residence. Born in Owosso, Mich., she had lived in Blytheville for most of her life, was a retired secretary for Columbia Ribbon and Carbon Co. and a member of First United Methodist Church of Caraway...
Rosamond B. Braden Cope - Monette (12/09/04)
Rosamond B. Braden Cope, 96, of Monette, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a retired elementary school teacher from Monette School District. She was a member of the Monette First United Methodist Church. Born in Monette, she had lived in the area a lifetime. She was a member of the PI Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority and Retired Teachers Association...
Debbie Martin 45, of Alma, AR. formerly of Caraway, died Tuesday Nov. 30 in Caraway. (12/09/04)
While she lived in Caraway, she was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She had lived in Alma the last few months. Survivors include her husband Rick Martin of the home; three daughters, Paula Riorden of Rudy, AR., Carrie Eschew of Egypt, AR.; Sarah Sindle of Mountainberg, AR.; her mother, Jeannie Cheney of Colorado Springs, Col.; her father, Tim Miller Sr. ...
Luther "Rip" Smith - Stantonville, Tenn. (12/09/04)
Luther "Rip" Smith, 75, of Stantonville, Tenn., died Nov. 30, 2004, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a group leader for General Motors for 28 years. He was a member of United Auto Workers and had lived in West Palm Beach, Fla., for 13 years and Auburn Hills, Mich., for 30 years...
Lovie Estell Ward - Leachville (12/09/04)
Lovie Estell Ward, 72, of Leachville, the widow of Ephriam Ward, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at her home. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Gooch and had been a longtime Leachville area resident. She was retired from Randoll Textron in Blytheville and had been a longtime member of the Happy Corner Assembly of God Church in Leachville...
Vera Lou Hall Ray - Lake City (12/02/04)
Vera Lou Hall Ray, 59, of Lake City, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro She was born Nov. 16, 1945, at Lake City. She was a graduate of Bay High School and an employee of J.C. Penny in Jonesboro for 31 years. She was of the Baptist belief...
Fay Childress Finch Newman - St. James, Mo. (12/02/04)
Fay Childress Finch Newman, 93, of St. James, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at her residence. Born at Denton, she lived most of her life in Leachville and lived at St. James for 12 years. She was a retired caregiver and a member of Union Band General Baptist Church...
Almus Warren Matthews - Hermitage, Tenn. (12/02/04)
Almus Warren Matthews, 92, of Hermitage, Tenn., formerly of Monette and Jonesboro, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at Summitt Medical Center in Hermitage. The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Gregg Funeral Home of Jonesboro with Rev. Everett Isom and Rev. Tommy Toombs officiating. Devane Baldridge gave the eulogy. Burial was in the Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery...
Betty J. Lively - Osceola (12/02/04)
Betty J. Lively, 68, of Osceola, died Nov. 21, 2004, at Baptist Hospital in Osceola. She was a homemaker, of United Pentecostal belief, and lived in Osceola for 38 years, formerly of Newport. She is survived by her husband, Billy Lively of the home; three sisters, Julia Baker of Osceola, Clara Rush of Jonesboro, and Sally Bullough of Blytheville; two brothers, Clarence Medlin of Lake City and Bobby Medlin of Jonesboro...
Bernice Lambert - Cardwell (12/02/04)
Bernice Lambert, 86, of Cardwell, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a native of Red Onion. Survivors include a son, Morris Alan Lambert of Kennett; a daughter, Anice Beasley of Cardwell; a sister, Anita Hawkins of Paragould; two granddaughters, Deanna Swindle of Cardwell and Heather Styer of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; a grandson, Adam Lambert of Las Vegas, and four great-grandchildren...