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Obituaries from March 2005

Thelma Viola McMasters - Manila (03/23/05)
Thelma Viola McMasters, 92, of Manila, widow of Ed McMasters, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital in cape Girardeau, Mo. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of early Manila settlers, Frank and Rosa Bell Ashabranner Dudley, and was a lifelong Manila resident. She and her late husband owned and operated McMasters Grocery in Manila for many years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Manila Business Women's Club...
Vernon Eugene Shaffner II - Okeechobee, Fla. (03/23/05)
Vernon Eugene Shaffner II, 32, of Okeechobee, Fla., formerly of Manila, died Monday, March 7, 2004, at The Med in Memphis. Born in Blytheville, he had lived most of his life in Manila and was a truck driver. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include three sons, Aaron Ray Shaffner, Jacob Anthony Shaffner and William Andrew Shaffner, all of Manila; mother, Wanda Metzger, and step-father, Steven Ray Metzger, of Manila; two sisters, Lavonda Ann Cornick of Okeechobee, Fla., and Hope Marie Chrisawn of Lebanon, Tenn.. ...
Edna Blalock Williams - Lake City (03/23/05)
Edna Blalock Williams, 96, of Lake City died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Lakeside Nursing Center where she had lived the past two years. Born at Black Oak, she lived most of her life at Lake City. She was a homemaker and the last surviving charter member of Lake City Assembly of God, where she served as song leader and Sunday School teacher...
Ralph Winford - Lake City (03/23/05)
Ralph Winford, 77, of Lake City died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. A Lake City native, he lived there most of his life and worked as a building contractor. He served in the Army Air Corps and was a Mason and a member of Lake City First Baptist Church...
Densell Edwards - Caraway (03/23/05)
Densell Edwards, 73, of Caraway, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Lakeside Nursing Home in Lake City. Born at Caraway, he was retired from American greetings and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Caraway...
Paula Louise Fisher - Jonesboro (03/23/05)
Paula Louise Fisher, 52, of Jonesboro died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at her residence. Born in Trumann, she was a lifelong resident of Jonesboro, a retired nurse and a member of North Main Street Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Larry Fisher of the home; a son, Kevin Fisher of Jonesboro; a daughter, Sonja Haney of Jonesboro; a brother, Larry McAnally of Lake City; six sisters, Nell Crain, Sue Cox, Mary Hatley, Wanda Campbell, Cindy Dugan and Jean Stewart, all of Jonesboro; and five grandchildren, Elizabeth Kemper, Rachael Haney, Natalie Haney, Jeffery Fisher and Hannah Fisher, all of Jonesboro.. ...
Opal Juanita Haddock - Paragould (03/23/05)
Opal Juanita Haddock, 80, of Paragould, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Sulphur Rock, she was the daughter of the late O.P. and Ettie Fort Haddock and was a former Arbyrd resident. She was a retired school teacher and had been a Paragould resident since 1979. She was a member of the Center Hill Church of Christ...
Dollie Crystal Jackson - Black Oak (03/23/05)
Dollie Crystal Jackson, 88, widow of Thomas Jackson of Black Oak, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born at Black Rock, she was the daughter of the late Charley and Oma Jones Jackson and had been a Black Oak area resident for the past 70 years. She was a homemaker, involved in the family farming operation before retiring in the early 1980s, and was of the Baptist faith...
Nadine Langley - Leachville (03/23/05)
Gladys Nadine Langley, 92, of Leachville, widow of Jess Langley, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Kennett, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lizzie McCormack Garrett and had been a Leachville resident wince 1926. She was retired from the Leachville school lunchroom staff and was a member of the Leachville First Baptist Church...
Norma Ann Lawrence - Manila (03/23/05)
Norma Ann Lawrence, 60, of Manila died Friday, March 11, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born at Paragould, she was the daughter of Georgia Mae Hatcher and the late T.E. Hatcher. A lifelong Manila resident, she was a caregiver for Superior Senior Care of Jonesboro and a member of New Harmony Baptist Church...
Norman Lee Master - Manila (03/23/05)
Norman Lee Master, 74, of Manila died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Manila Nursing Center. He was a retired janitor from EIS at Manila and a member of First Baptist Church at Manila. Survivors include his wife, Joan Master of the home; a daughter, Janice King of Leachville; his mother, Bessie Master of Manila; two sisters, Barbara Newsom of Walcott and Caroline Reynolds of Hermitage Hill, Tenn.; and two brothers, R.C. Master of Tupelo, Miss., and Donald Master of Manila...
Billy Ray Reed - Paragould (03/23/05)
Billy Ray Reed, 55, of Paragould died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Rush University Presbyterian Hospital at Chicago. Born at Jonesboro, he lived most of his life in the Jonesboro area before moving to Paragould five years ago. He was an employee of Wolverine Worldwide at Jonesboro and was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. Following his service in the Marines, he enlisted in the Army and retired as a captain in the Army Reserve at Jonesboro. He was of the Pentecostal belief...
David Wayne Parham - Georgia (03/23/05)
David Wayne Parham, 50, died Feb. 26, 2005, at his home in Gibson, Ga. He was a carpenter and former Leachville and Monette resident. Survivors include his wife, Kerry Parham of Gibson; seven daughters, Amy Parham, Kerry Stout, Kelly Stout and Jessie Stout, all of Gibson; Nickki Nance of Little Rock, Stacy Thompson of Alabama, Brittney Spencer of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; a brother, Terry Adams of Flowery Branch, Ga.; six sisters, Brenda Stone, Janie Rogers and Patty Barrett, all of Leachville, Cindy Carle of Monette, Diane Tucker of Cherokee Village and Sherry Larcey of Monroe, Ga.; his father, Clifton Parham of Marked Tree, and his mother, Martha Adams of Leachville.. ...
Imogene Copeland - Monette (03/09/05)
Imogene Copeland, 81, of Monette, died March 4, 2005, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was born in Monette on Feb. 9, 1924, and lived in the Monette and Brookland area a lifetime. She is survived by two sisters, Willean Manis, of Kansas City, Mo., and Opaline Smothers of Lake City; a brother, P.D. ...
Ray Fletcher - Jonesboro (03/09/05)
Ray Fletcher, 90, of Jonesboro died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Bear Holler, he had lived at Lake City most of his life, had worked in Michigan for 12 years and was retired from FMC Corporation in Jonesboro. He was a member of Nettleton Church of Christ...
Elmer Clyde McAfee - Flint, Mich. (03/09/05)
Elmer Clyde McAfee, Sr., 85, of Flint, Mich., died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at his residence. He was born in Caraway on Nov. 22, 1919, the son of Clyde and Ruth McAfee, and was a resident of Flint since Oct. 12, 1946. He married Kathryn B. Ellis on Sept. 21, 1946. McAfee was employed by General Motors, Chevy V-8 Engine Plant for 41 years, retiring in 1987...
Kathleen Moore - Jonesboro (03/09/05)
Kathleen Moore, 68, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Lakeside Nursing Home in Lake City. Born in Lepanto, she had lived in Howell, Mich., before moving to Jonesboro 41 years ago. She was a housekeeper and a member of Eastside Baptist Church...
Ada Lucille Overman - Jonesboro (03/09/05)
Ada Lucille Overman, 90, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Rose Skillcare Nursing Center of Jonesboro. Born at Cord, she lived in Caraway before moving to Jonesboro in 1940. She worked for Gregg Funeral Home for several years and retired form Frolic Footwear. She was a member of Southwest Church of Christ...
Kathleen Nichols Patrick - Lake City (03/09/05)
Kathleen Nichols Patrick, 59, of Lake City, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at NEA Medical Center. Born in Osceola, she had lived in Lake City since 1965. She was a former employee of the Singer Company in Trumann and Lincoln Manufacturing and Colson Castor Corporation in Jonesboro. She was a member of Mount Olive Free Pentecostal Church in Needham...
Edgar Leo "Hoppy" Stanfill - Manila (03/09/05)
Edgar Leon "Hoppy" Stanfill, 66 of Manila, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Eugene and Ruby Mason Stanfill and was a lifelong area resident. He was a former police officer having served the cities of Manila, Leachville and Caraway. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps...
Lucy Geneva Brooks - Caraway (03/23/05)
Lucy Geneva Brooks, 82, of Caraway, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and retired from Arkansas State University. She was a member of Caraway First Baptist Church and had live in Caraway all of her life...
Clyde Burtis "Jack" Morries - Manila (03/23/05)
Clyde Burtis "Jack" Morries, 84, of Manila, died Sunday, March 12, 2005, at his home. Born at Callou, Mo., he was the son of the late Louis and Martha Wilburn Morries and had been a Manila resident for over 75 years. He was a self-employed trader, having dealt in livestock and antiques. He was of the Baptist Faith...
Harvey McQurrie Brandon - Monette (03/09/05)
Harvey McQurrie Brandon, 63, of Monette, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. He was a truck driver for J.B. Hunt, member of Monette Church of Christ, and aught the adult men and women's Sunday School class. He was born June 11, 1941, in Crockett, Miss., and had lived in Monette for 22 years. ...
Lisa Camille Battles - Manila (03/09/05)
Lisa Camille Battles, 42, of Manila, died March 1, 2005, at her home. She is survived by her companion, Donald Hensley, of Manila; her mother, Camilla Battles of Etowah; her father, Carl Don Battles of West Memphis; a son, Philip Wade Oatsvall of Pascagoula, Miss.; two daughters, Megan Kylie McGinnis of Manila and Dana Lea Battles Ferguson of Etowah; two sisters, Patti Battles of Wicklund of Gosnell and Donna Battles Besinger of Lepanto; a brother, Clay Brewer of Lepanto, and four grandchildren...