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Obituaries from January 2005

West infant - Lake City (01/27/05)
McKenzie Blessing West, infant daughter of Shane and Harmony Blessing West of Lake City, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Eathan Matthew West of the home; grandparents, Larry and Kathy Ward of Lake City, Randy and Susan West of Bella Vista and Craig and Marilyn Faulkner of Caraway; great-grandparents, Royce and Amilee Ward of Conway, Thurman and Erma Dean Hartwick of Letona, Evelyn West of Mantachie, Miss., Claude Myers of Wynne, Vernon and Jackie Faulkner of Caraway and Jane Sharrod of Little Rock; and great-great-grandmother, Beatrice Pike of Conway.. ...
Nora Bell Dailey - Manila (01/21/05)
Nora Bell Dailey, 87, of Manila, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Brownsville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late William and Nora Robertson Edwards and was a former long time Memphis resident. Mrs. Dailey was retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Memphis and was a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church...
Amanda Renee Evans - West Ridge (01/21/05)
Amanda Renee Evans, 25, of West Ridge died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Regional Medical Center in Memphis. She graduated from East Poinsett County High School and attended Arkansas Northeastern College and Arkansas State University. She was a member of Lepanto Baptist Church...
Patricia Jacqueline Grant - Paragould (01/21/05)
Patricia Jacqueline Grant, 45, of Paragould, formerly of Leachville, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born at Monette she was the daughter of the late Virgle Grant, Sr., was a former Leachville resident, and had lived in Paragould for the past six years. She was employed by the Utility Trailor Manufacturing Company in Paragould and was of the Baptist faith...
Dorothy Imogene Henry - Manila (01/21/05)
Dorothy Imogene Henry, 77, of Manila, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at the Great River Medical center in Blytheville. Born at Tiptonville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Doris and Berthal Wiseman Wright and a former longtime Chattanooga, Tenn., resident. She had been a Manila resident since 1987 and had owned and operated the Queen's Closet Clothing Store in Blytheville. She was of the Baptist faith...
Timothy Charles Rowland - Paragould (01/21/05)
Timothy Charles Rowland, 27, of Paragould, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at his residence. Born at Paragould, he was a factory worker and a member of Brown's Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Amanda Rowland of the home; two sons, Timothy Michael Rowland and Jason Alexander Rowland, both of the home; a daughter, Kailen Brooke Rowland of the home; his parents, Mike and Terry Rowland of Paragould; four sisters, Cindy Harrison of Arbyrd, Amber Tombs, Haley Rowland and Micah Rowland, all of Paragould; his grandparents, Jean Rowland, Lola Potter and Pat Huggins, all of Paragould.. ...
Lorene Tucker - Blytheville (01/21/05)
Lorene Tucker, 92, of Blytheville died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Horn Beak, Tenn., she was a longtime Blytheville resident, a homemaker and a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Bennie Tucker of Swartz Creek, Mich., and Harvey Tucker and Jerry Tucker, both of Blytheville; three daughters, Merle Byrd of Chicago, Betty Campbell of Eads, Tenn., and Jewell Jeraldine West of Blytheville; two brothers, Lewis Johnson of Blackwell, Texas, and Lucian Johnson of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Lucille Brickell of Caraway and Mary Waln of Jonesboro; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Cicero Adams Jr. - Cabot (01/27/05)
Cicero Adams Jr., 72, of Cabot, formerly of Caraway, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at Cabot. Born at Hardy, he was a retired radiology technician with the Veterans Affairs Hospital at Fort Roots, North Little Rock. Survivors include a son, Mark Alan Adams of Cabot; a brother, Claudis Adams of Jonesboro; a sister, Katherine Hatchell of Caraway; and a granddaughter, Katie Stone of Cabot...
Billy Leon Young - Jonesboro (01/27/05)
Billy Leon Young, 75, of Jonesboro, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005. He was a lifelong resident of Jonesboro and retired from Crane Co. and the Craighead County Courthouse. He was a member of the Lake City Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Jesse Crosby of Monette, and a sister, Wanda Lee Heaps of Jonesboro...
Shirley Ellis Faulk - Paragould (01/27/05)
Shirley Ellis Faulk, 90, of Paragould died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born at Craighead County, he was a retired dragline operator and member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Brummett Faulk of the home; three sons, Gaylon Faulk of St. ...
Helen Faye Tyer - West Ridge (01/27/05)
Helen Faye Tyer, 84, of West Ridge, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lepanto United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Jerry Evans, of West Ridge; two stepsons, Bill Tyer of Blytheville and David Burks Tyer of Wynne; two grandchildren, Kathy Evans Lewis of Greenville, N.C., and Jerry L. Evans II of West Ridge; and five great-grandchildren...
Melvin J. "Pete" Towell; Elvia Carlene "Tootsie" Towell; Mathew Thomas Towell - Monette (01/27/05)
Joint funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Melvin J. "Pete" Towell and their grandson, Mathew Thomas Towell, all of Monette, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Leachville First Baptist Church. Rev. Roger Haney officiated and burial was in Macey Cemetery under the direction of Howard Funeral service of Leachville. The three died from injuries from an automobile accident near Monette on Wednesday, Jan. 19...
Conward Lee Thacker - Marmaduke (01/27/05)
Conward Lee Thacker, 63, of Marmaduke died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. Born at Smitheville, he was retired from Emerson Electric and was a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Cara McCracken Thacker of the home; two sons, Travis Thacker and Donny Thacker, both of Marmaduke; a daughter, Tammy Rouse of Marmaduke; two brothers, Richard Thacker of Leachville and Harold Thacker of Boydsville; seven sisters, Loveda Drury, Florieda Thacker and Shirley Drury, all of Marmaduke, Joyce Malone of Rector, Linda Swenson and Lorieda Carter, both of Florida, and Deloris Brooks of Smithville; and three grandchildren, Kenneth Riley, Justin Thacker and Kaylee Thacker.. ...
Billy Verdone Payne - Leachville (01/27/05)
Billy Verdone Payne, 65, of Leachville died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at his home. Born at Paragould he was the son of the late Tom and Myrtle Lambert Payne. He had been a longtime Paragould resident before making his home in Leachville seven years ago. He was a retired meat cutter and had also worked as an auto body repairman...
Amy Huskey - Steele (01/27/05)
Amy Huskey, 90, of Steele died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at River Oaks Care Center in Steele. Born Aug. 15, 1914, in Omaha, Neb., she had lived in Rivervale before moving to Steele three years ago. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include four sons, R.V. ...
James Ernest Hammett - Jonesboro (01/27/05)
James Ernest Hammett, 52, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, near Schugtown. Born at Marked Tree, he spent most of his life in Jonesboro. He was a truck driver, an Army veteran and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Hammett of the home; two daughters, Elizabeth Hammett of the home and Jamie Hammett of Jonesboro; his mother, Virginia Veal of Kokomo, Ind.; five sisters, Thurline Rebelle of Bells, Tenn., Gwen Wilson of Dayton, Ohio, Wanda Patton of Bay, Loudin Moon of Lake City and Shirley Hostetler of Kikomo; three brothers, Roger Hammett of Dallas, Dennis Hammett of Newport and Mike Hammett of Brighton, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.. ...
Infant Chloey Ann Marie Yates - Manila (01/12/05)
Chloey Ann Marie Yates, infant daughter of L.B. Yates and Brandy Walker of Manila, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Big River Medical Center in Blytheville. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Randy Yates, of the home; paternal grandparents, Lee Yates of New Edinburg, Larry and Melissa McCallie of Manila; maternal grandparents, Tim and Bertha Humble, of Manila...
Mary Estelle Watson - Caraway (01/12/05)
Mary Estelle Watson, 78, of Caraway died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Ferda, she lived in Conway most of her lie but lived the last 10 years at Caraway. She was a retired nurse and a member of First Baptist Church of Caraway...
Lora Wagster - Russellville (01/12/05)
Lora Wagster, 56, of Russellville, formerly of Piggott, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at her home. She was born in Piggott. Survivors include her husband, Robert Wagster of Russellville; a daughter, Lora Timms of Piggott; a son, Robert Wagster of Hattiesburg, Miss.; two sisters, John Nell Cullum of Lake City and Maye Ann Hatch of Hot Springs; a brother, Richard Thrasher of San Diego, Calif.; and four grandchildren...
Bobbie Lynn Renfro - Harrisburg (01/12/05)
Bobbie Lynn Renfro, 17, of Harrisburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005. Born in Blytheville, she was a senior at Harrisburg High School and participated in the vo-tech program. She was also active in FCCLA, Spanish Club, band, and FBLA for one year, bowling, cheerleading and pep club for two years, Upward Bound for three years and was a member of Hornets Against Drinking and Drugs and the Science Club for four years. She also worked at the Harrisburg Sonic Drive-in...
Raymond Miller - Monette (01/12/05)
Raymond Miller, 70, of Monette, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2005, at Monette. He was manager of Keich Shaver Gin for 50 years, Baptist, served eight years in the Arkansas National guard, was on the Soil Conservation Committee, and Board Member of Osceola Products. He had lived in the Monette and Leachville area a lifetime...
Eulalia Mayo - Jonesboro (01/12/05)
Eulalia Mayo, 83, of Jonesboro, formerly of Piggott, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, in St. Augustine, Fla. She was born Feb. 2, 1921, in Pollard, the daughter of the late Louie Seth and Lula Mae Hoggard Settlemoir. She was united in marriage to Lester Mayo on April 29, 1939. They had two children...
Frieda Layman - Aurora, Ill. (01/12/05)
Frieda Layman, 80, of Aurora, Ill., died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Rush-Copley Medical Center. She was born Feb. 8, 1924, in Pocahontas. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Inez (Wells) Endicott. She married her high school sweetheart, Ralph E. Layman, in Arkansas. She was a Chicago Cubs fan and watched every game with her husband by her side. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who enjoyed the visits from her family...
Michael Shane Cook - Summerville, S.C. (01/12/05)
Michael Shane Cook, 32, of Summerville, S.C., formerly of Osceola and Dyess, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, in an automobile accident at Newberry, S.C. Born at Kennett, he was a truck driver and professional wrestler. He was a former National guardsman and of the Baptist belief...
Alvie O'Neal Dulaney - Jonesboro (01/05/05)
Alvie O'Neal Dulaney, 80, of Jonesboro died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette, he lived in Jonesboro for 12 years, formerly of Leachville. He was retired from General Motors Company in Flint, Mich. He was a member of the United Automobile Workers and of the Assembly of God belief. ...
Esta Virginia Dillin - Lake City (01/05/05)
Esta Virginia Dillin, 86, of Lake City, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Marmaduke, she lived in Lake City since 1983 and was formerly of St. Louis. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake City...
Ida Mae Allison - (01/05/05)
Jonesboro Ida Mae Allison, 75, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Mississippi, she lived in Lake City before moving to Jonesboro in 1958. She was a homemaker and member of Walnut Street Baptist Church...
Rudolph "Rudy" Layfette Williams - Maryville, Tenn. (01/05/05)
Rudolph "Rudy" Layfette Williams, 60, of Maryville, Tenn., died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was a member of Monte Vista Baptist Church and a graduate of the University of Arkansas. Williams was known for his integrity and wisdom. He was a mechanical engineer and long-term employee of Schlegel and was also in charge of building and design of the Reidsville NC Plant...
Kathryn Louise Morris Tatum - Manila (01/05/05)
Kathryn Louise Morris Tatum, 84, of Manila, widow of Carl E. Morris, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Manila, she had been a longtime resident of Tennessee before returning to Arkansas 10 years ago. She had worked as a waitress and was of the Baptist faith...
Russell Andrew Shatley - Cardwell (01/05/05)
Russell Andrew Shatley, 97, of Cardwell, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Paragould, he was a retired custodian and bus driver for the Greene County Tech School District. He was a member of Calvary Full Gospel Church of Cardwell...
Flora Berniece Russell - Leachville (01/05/05)
Flora Berniece Russell, 74, of Leachville died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Boydsville, she was the daughter of the late Ezra and Edna Morrow Gordon and had been a Leachville resident since 1963. She was the widow of Clarence Russell and was retired from Brown Shoe Company. She was a member of the former Liberty Hill Methodist Church near Rector and had attended the First United Methodist Church in Leachville...
Harry Vernon Endicott - Manila (01/05/05)
Harry Vernon Endicott, 76, of Manila, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born near Caraway he was the son of the late Harry G. and Berthel Jones Endicott and had been a longtime resident of the Milligan Ridge Community near Manila. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Milligan Ridge Baptist Church...
Earnest Evans Jr. - Dell (01/05/05)
Earnest Evans Jr., 86, of Dell died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, in Blytheville. A native of Shaw, Miss., he was a retired farmer, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church of Dell. Survivors include two step-daughters, Willie Mae Harris of Blytheville and Rosie McClure of Jacksonville; a stepson, Lee Freeman of Elkhart, Ind.; a sister, Lorraine Allen of Chicago; a brother, Norris Evans of Chicago; 14 step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren...
Gregory Gene Hill - Lake City (01/05/05)
Gregory Gene Hill, 40, of Lake City died Thursday, Dec, 23, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Lepanto, he was a welder and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include a daughter, Megan Bloodworth of Trumann; a son, Brandon Hill of Trumann; a stepson, Derrick Bloodworth of Trumann; his mother, Daisy Barrett of Etowah; his stepfather, Freddie Simpson of Etowah; and two sisters, Shelbie Moorman of Marion and Deborah Vanderford of Senatobia, Miss...
Paul Beasley - Gulfport, Miss. (01/05/05)
Paul Beasley, 77, of Gulfport, Miss., formerly of Manila, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center in Biloxi, Miss. A resident of Gulfport since 1984, he was retired from the Air Force and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Brown Beasley, of the home; two daughters, Deanna Lowery of Jonesboro and Paula Beasley of Paragould; two stepdaughters, Shelia Price of Manila and Gayla Dobbins of Tennessee; and a granddaughter...
Brian Otis Hurley - Manila (01/05/05)
Brian Otis Hurley, 35, of Manila died Dec. 25, 2004, at his home in Manila. The son of Janet Hurley of Manila and the late Wendell Hurley, he was born April 2, 1969, at Waterviet, Mich. He was of the Baptist faith. Other survivors include his grandfather, James Wesley Newton of New Carlisle, Ind...
Lloyd Lester, Jr. - Manila (01/05/05)
Lloyd Lester, Jr., 59, of Manila died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Lloyd G. and Audrey Hicks Lester and was a lifelong Manila resident. He was a retired mechanic and was a member of Union Band Baptist Church. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Maurine Ethel Powell - Jonesboro (01/05/05)
Maurine Ethel Powell, 88, of Jonesboro, formerly of Manila, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late William and Easter Nolley Wortham and was a lifelong resident of this area. She was the widow of Riley Powell and was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Terry Ray "Red" Puckett - Leachville (01/05/05)
Terry Ray "Red" Puckett, 60, of Leachville died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Edward and Faye Lents Puckett and a lifelong Leachville resident. He was a retired truck driver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Stockinger Puckett...
Jeannie Alice McCoy Todd - Lake City (01/05/05)
Jeannie Alice McCoy Todd, 63, of Lake City, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Caraway, she had lived in Hardy before moving to Lake City 11 years ago. She was a homemaker and member of Bethabara Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, James Hale of Cherokee Village and Rodney Hale of Saddle; two daughters, Kathy Liles of Monette and Lisa Hale of Lake City; a brother, Marvin McCoy of Lake City; a sister, Willard Davis of Lake City; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.. ...
Ola Violet Maynard Baledge - Leachville (01/05/05)
Ola Violet Maynard Baledge, 89, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Senath, she was the daughter of the late Taylor and Suzanna Wilson and the widow of Myrl Maynard and Bernard Baledge. She was a lifelong Leachville area resident and a member of the First Baptist Church in Leachville...