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Obituaries from February 2005

Clifford M. Stephens - Arnold, Mo. (02/23/05)
Clifford M. Stephens, 80, of Arnold, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at his residence in Arnold. He was a retired maintenance worker for White and Rogers Company, a member of Arnold First United Pentecostal Church and had lived in Arnold 36 years, formerly of California. He was born in the Childress Community Sept. 30, 1924, the son of Thomas and Hattie Stephens...
David Barrow - Lake City (02/23/05)
David Barrow, 56, of Lake City, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. He was born in Millington, Tenn., and lived in Orange Park, Fla., before moving back to Lake City in 1987. He was a self-employed painter and a member of Lake City Methodist Church...
Howard Wayne Cathey - Pocahontas (02/23/05)
Howard Wayne Cathey, 49, of Pocahontas, formerly of Manila, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in California, he was raised in Manila and had lived much of his life in Texas before moving to Pocahontas two years ago. He was the son of the late Bill Cathey and a self-employed carpenter...
Emma Greenway - Blytheville (02/23/05)
Emma Greenway, 97, of Blytheville, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born Aug. 17, 1907, in East Prairie, Mo., to Charles Albert Marshall and Eva Belle Warthan Marshall, she was a lifelong area resident, a retired teacher at Dell Elementary School and a member of Dell Methodist Church...
Maggie Title McGee - Manila (02/23/05)
Maggie Tittle McGee, 89, of Manila died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include four sons, Ted Title of Etowah, Terry Duane Tittle of Fayetteville, Charles Randy McGee of Jonesboro and Matthew McGee of Senatobia, Miss.; two daughters, Betty Ann McGee of Pascagoula, Miss., and Phillis Jane Morris of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Lucille Nelson of Gosnell; 17 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.. ...
Ruth Pendegraft - Monette (02/23/05)
Ruth Pendegraft, 88, of Monette, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at Monette Manor. Born in Mill Shoals, Ill., she was a homemaker and a member of Monette Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters, Frances Hite of Hillsboro, Mo., and Alice McFarlin of Monette; a son, John Pendegraft of Monette; nine grandchildren, Jesse Hite, Robert Hite, Steven Hite, Mark Hite, Michael Hite, John A. ...
Earl Reed - Monette (02/23/05)
Earl A. Reed, 77, of Monette died Wednesday morning, Feb. 16, 2005, at his home. He is survived by two daughters, a son, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother. Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Monette Church of Christ...
Minnie Croom - Jonesboro (02/17/05)
Minnie Croom, 76, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born at Black Oak, she lived in J9oensboro for the past 52 years, moving to Jonesboro from Leachville. She was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Baker of Jonesboro; three grandchildren, Keith Eugene Baker, Cindy Craig and Michael Edward Baker, all of Jonesboro; and four great-grandchildren...
Randy Eugene Berry - Luxora (02/17/05)
Randy Eugene Berry, 22, of Luxora died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005 at South Mississippi Regional Center at Osceola. Born at Osceola, he was of the Assembly of God belief. Survivors include his parents, Billy Wright and Peggy Wright, both of Luxora; a sister, Michelle Shepperson of Luxora; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Thacker and J.C. Wright, all of Osceola, and Mr. and Mrs. Junior Berry of Caraway...
Mabel M. Pennington Francway - Lake City (02/17/05)
Mabel M. Pennington Francway, 83, of Lake City, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at her home. Born in the Light Community in Greene County, she grew up in Leachville and lived most of her life in the Lake City area. She was a retired sales person for Sears in Jonesboro and was a member of the Baptist Church...
Pauline Reynolds McKay - Jonesboro (02/17/05)
Pauline Reynolds McKay, 87, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at Woodbriar Nursing Home in Harrisburg. She was born Oct. 26, 1917, at Colt. Mrs. McKay had lived in Northeast Arkansas her entire life. She was employed by Couch's Barbecue for 20 years...
Brumley infants - Centralia, Mo. (02/17/05)
Hope and Faith Burmley, infant twins of Willis and Carol Carlock Brumley of Centralia, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital at Tampa, Fla. Survivors, in addition to their parents, include two brothers, Hunter Brumley and Darrick Brumley, both of the home; a sister, Jessica Brumley of the home; maternal grandparents, Eddie and Faye Carlock of Marion; paternal grandparents, Willis and Dalline Brumley of Floral; and great-grandmothers, Sue Allen of Dyess and Thelma Brumley of West Ridge.. ...
James Darrell "JD" Flowers - Evening Shade (02/17/05)
James Darrell "J.D." Flowers, 68, of Evening Shade, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at Batesville. Born at Grubbs, he lived in Jonesboro, Monette and Springfield, Mo., before moving to Evening Shade eight years ago. He was a retired truck driver, Army veteran of the Korean War and of the Baptist belief...
Betty Sue Gathright Garrison - Monette (02/17/05)
Betty Sue Gathright Garrison, 82, of Monette, died Feb. 9, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of Monette First Baptist Church, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Born in Monette on Nov. 17, 1922, she had lived in Monette a lifetime...
Earl Franklin Hoggard - Paragould (02/17/05)
Earl Franklin Hoggard, 82, of Paragould, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Dec. 13, 1922, in Sharp County. He was a city worker for LaPorte, Ind., and had farmed in the Milligan Ridge area. He was a member of the Church of God of LaPorte, Ind...
Verlon Horner - Jonesboro (02/17/05)
Verlon Horner, 70, of Jonesboro died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at Rose Skill Care Nursing Center. Born in Manila, he was a graduate of Jonesboro High School and Arkansas State University. A longtime businessman in the Jonesboro area, he owned and operated a Texaco station for several years, was affiliated with Frolic Outlet Shoe Stores Inc. and had served in the Arkansas National Guard. He was a member of the Jonesboro Kiwanis Club and a longtime member and deacon of First Baptist Church...
Donald "Don" O'Neal Lindley - Blytheville (02/17/05)
Donald "Don" O'Neal Lindley, 57, of Blytheville, died Feb. 10, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. He was born April 3, 1947, at Cord, the son of the late Jim Bob Lindley and Rosie Dildine Lindley. He worked on a farm and was of the Baptist faith...
Bonnie Marie Holcomb Miller - Jonesboro (02/17/05)
Bonnie Marie Holcomb Miller, 89, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at the Craighead County Nursing Center. She was born on Sept. 25, 1915, to Luther E. Holcomb and Ida Belle Toombs Holcomb. She was reared in the Buck Donic area where she attended the Buck Donic School. ...
James "Jay" Thomas - Paragould (02/17/05)
James "Jay" Thomas, 76, of Paragould died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born at Paragould, he was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a retired factory worker. Survivors include three sons, Mike Thomas of Palmdale, Calif., Bob Thomas of Port Hueneme, Calif., and Steve Thomas of Cuba, Mo.; a daughter, Cheryl Bryan of Paragould; a sister, Jean Walker of Cardwell; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren...
Harold Keith Adams - Manila (02/17/05)
Harold Keith Adams, 44, of Manila, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at his home. Born at Kennett, Mo., he was a former Atlanta, Ga., resident and had lived in Manila since 1989. He was a graduate of Tucker High School in Tucker, Ga., and attended Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville. ...
Henry Oran "Jack" Whitten - Monette (02/17/05)
Henry Oran "Jack" Whitten, 89, of Monette died Feb. 10, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired cotton ginner, member of Monette Church of Christ, and had lived in the Monette area most of his life. He was a member of Woodman of the World...
Mable Jewell Berry - Jonesboro (02/17/05)
Mable Jewell Berry, 100, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at St. Elizabeth's Place. She was born in Okolona, Miss. and was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters, Kay Stanley of Paola, Kan., and Maxine Pope of Jonesboro; a son, James Berry of Jonesboro; 14 grandchildren, Harold Edward Hamilton, Harla Jean Johnson, Pam Taylor, Pat Hamilton, Mike Hamilton, Kenny Hamilton, Tony Weaver, Kathy Clark, Le'Nelle Ritz, Kari Weaver, Ed Weaver, Hollis "Jay" Bass, Dan Dart and Lori Kay Taylor; 22 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Donald Ray Daniel - Lake City (02/09/05)
Donald Ray Daniel, 61, of Lake City died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Franklin, he lived at Lake City for 18 years and was formerly of Trumann. He was the owner of Don's Dairy Freeze for 30 years and was a former employee of Singer Furniture Co. in Trumann. He was a Mason and Shriner and member of the Scottish Rite and Refuge General Baptist Church...
Matthew David "Matt" Ellis - Jonesboro (02/09/05)
Matthew David "Matt" Ellis, 25, of Jonesboro, died Saturday in Jonesboro. Born in Blytheville, he had lived in Manila before moving to Jonesboro in 1980. He was a 1996 graduate of Jonesboro High School where he was an All-Conference baseball player. ...
Dr. John Logan Emlet - Manila (02/09/05)
Dr. John Logan Emlet, 64, of Manila died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at his residence. Born in Wilmington, Del., he was a Navy veteran and received undergraduate and master's degree from Duke University. He retired in 1997 from general surgery, having practiced in Pensacola, Fla...
James Kenneth Hedge - Blytheville (02/09/05)
James Kenneth Hedge, 71, of Blytheville, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at his home. Born Dec. 29, 1933, in Luxora, the son of Leslie and Thelma Davis Hedge, he was a lifelong area resident, a retired farmer, and a member of Pathway Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Marie Hedge of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gwen and Dave Crocker of Bradenton, Fla., and Kathy and Windell Allen of Blytheville; three sisters, Novella Carroll of Leachville, Edna Mae Morton and her husband Leonard of Blytheville, and Gladys Morgan and her husband John of Plantersville, Miss.; a grandson, James Edward Crocker of Sarasota, Fla.; a granddaughter, Nessa Bradfield of Blytheville; a great-granddaughter, Stephanie Bradfield of Blytheville; and a host of nieces and nephews.. ...
Susie Mae Hembry - Lake City (02/09/05)
Susie Mae Hembry, 67, of Lake City died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Craighead County, she was a clerk for Wal-Mart and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include a brother, Kenneth Ritsmon of Dixie, and two sisters, Ann Bates and Janet Manley, both of Paragould...
Jerry Sparks - Jonesboro (02/09/05)
A celebration service for Jerry Sparks of Jonesboro, formerly of Caraway, who died Sunday, Jan. 23, at his residence was held at 10 a.m. Jan. 25 at First Assembly of God, 1404 Stone Street. The Rev. Mike Glover, the Rev. Carl Anders and the Rev. John Lee officiated and burial was in Memorial Gardens at Paragould. ...
Charles William Turner - Osceola (02/09/05)
Charles William Turner, 59, of Osceola died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis. A Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he was youth leader and a member of New Beginnings gospel group and Eastside Baptist Church in Osceola...
Roger Henry Visscher - Holland (02/09/05)
Roger Henry Visscher, age 78, of Holland, died Friday, February 04, 2005, at Holland Community Hospital. Roger was born in Holland, July 17, 1926, and has been a lifelong resident of Holland. He was a baptized member of Fourth Reformed Church and has attended there his entire life. ...
Era Clyatt Swetnam - Monette (02/02/05)
Era Clyatt Swetnam, 90, of Monette died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at the Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born at Macey, she lived in the Childress and Monette area all of her life. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Childress Baptist Church until moving to Monette on Aug. ...
Walter G. "Jack" Davis - Manila (02/02/05)
Walter G. "Jack" Davis, 91, of Manila, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at NEA Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of pioneer residents Epter and Mae Ashabranner Davis and was a lifelong resident. He was a farmer and also retired form American greetings Corp. in Osceola. He was a member of Manila First Baptist Church and was a life-time member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Davis served his country with the 9th Air Force in Europe during World War II...
Gerald Edward DuBar - Jonesboro (02/02/05)
Gerald Edward DuBar, 42, of Jonesboro died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born on April 15, 1962, in Manila. He lived in Northeast Arkansas all of his life. He grew up in the Monette area. He is survived by his father, Jack DuBar of Bono; a daughter, Christy DuBar of Paragould; five brothers, Eddie DuBar of Jonesboro, Earnie DuBar of Sidney, Australia, Elbert DuBar of Bono, Gene DuBar of Jonesboro, and Vernon DuBar of Lake City; a sister, Gloria DuBar Brown of Jonesboro; and a grandson, William Layne of Paragould.. ...
Daniel Lee Guymon -Manila (02/02/05)
Daniel Lee Guymon, 87, of Manila, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Star City, he was the son of the late Frank and Effie Hughes Guymon and had been a Manila resident for most of his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired form the Arkansas Highway Department...
Edward Leon Harrell - Osceola (02/02/05)
Edward Leon Harrell, 64, of Osceola, died Jan. 27, 2005, at his residence. Born at Etowah, he farmed and was a member of Etowah Pentecostal Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Harrell; three sons, Douglas Bitner of Brickeys and Frank Bitner and Curtis Bitner, both of Garden Point; five daughters, Tiffany Bennett and Robin Frost, both of Etowah, Angela Harrell of Georgia, Patsy Sue Janen of Evart, Mich., and Michelle Bitner of Primeville, Ore.; two brothers, James Richard Harrell of Bowman, Ga., and Nathan Lee Harrell of Manila; and three grandchildren.. ...
Lonnie Dale Henry - Manila (02/02/05)
Lonnie Dale Henry, 59, of Manila, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A lifelong Manila resident, he was a 1963 graduate of manila High School and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a retired electrician and diesel mechanic and was of the Baptist faith...
Ray Homer Hoggard - Piggott (02/02/05)
Ray Homer Hoggard, 62, of Piggott died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Piggott. He was born at Milligan Ridge. Survivors include his wife, Judy Scheffler Hoggard, of Piggott; three sons, Ricky Hoggard, Nathan Hoggard and Stevie McChristian; two daughters, Melissa Grooms and Kathy Hoggard; a sister, Lorene Henson of Greenway; four brothers, Bobby Hoggard and Jimmy Hoggard, both of Piggott, Nelson Hoggard of Dexter, Mo., and Charles Lawhorn of Paragould; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
John Henry Meeker - Bono (02/02/05)
John Henry Meeker, 22, of Bono, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at his residence. Born in Jonesboro, he was a lifetime resident of Bono and employed by Jimmy Woodard Farms. He attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Survivors include his parents, Gary and Corrall Meeker of Bono; a brother, Gary Marvin Meeker, Jr., of Bono; a sister, Brianne Meeker of Bono; and his grandparents, Bobby and Sandra Platz of Lake City, Larry and Esther Morrison of Tennessee and Jerry and Lillian Fletcher of Tucson, Ariz.. ...
Steven Dale Sparkman - Jonesboro (02/02/05)
Steven Dale Sparkman, 30, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at his home. He was born in Paragould and lived in Lake City before moving to Jonesboro a few months ago. He was a 1992 graduate of Riverside High School, worked as a welder for American Railcar Industries...
Dallas A. Davis - Lake City (02/02/05)
Dallas A. Davis, 34, of Lake City, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at his home. Born at Jonesboro he was a lifelong resident of Lake City. He worked for several years for Haworth Jonesboro Systems Products before he became disabled. He was of the Pentecostal belief...