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Obituaries from April 2005

David O. Walker - Reyno (04/28/05)
David O. Walker, 75, of Reyno, died April 21, 2005, at Randolph County Medical Center in Pocahontas. He was born Jan. 29, 1930, at Keiser. He was a retired ranch and farm laborer. He was a U.S. veteran of the military services. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Reyno, and the Masonic Lodge, 32 Mason, of Pocahontas...
Joseph Eldon Smith - Leachville (04/20/05)
Joseph Eldon Smith, 22, of Leachville, died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born at Osceola, he had lived most of his life in Dyess. He was a self-employed carpenter and had been a Leachville resident for the past five years...
Lena Rose Layton - Leachville (04/20/05)
Lena Rose Layton, 87, of Leachville, the widow of Jimmy Layton, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at her residence. Born in Marshall, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Viola Ragland Killion, and had been a Leachville resident since 1953. She was a retired employee of Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the Leachville Second Baptist Church...
Erma Jane Richardson - Lake City (04/20/05)
Erma Jane Richardson, 77, formerly of Lake City died Thursday, April 14, 2004, at Hilltop Nursing Center at Harrison. She was born at Lake City and lived in the area most of her life. A retired food service worker at Arkansas State University, she was a member of First Assembly of God of Lake City...
Alfred L. Russell - Lake City (04/20/05)
Alfred L. Russell, 69, of Lake City died Monday, April 11, 2005, at his residence. Born in Trumann, he was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and retired from Colson Caster Co. He had lived in Lake City for the past 25 years and was a Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Lois M. ...
Arvil Lee Smith - Caraway (04/20/05)
Arvil Lee Smith, 86, of Caraway died April 12, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired farmer, of the Assembly of God faith, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he was wounded in France and received a Purple Heart. He had lived in the Caraway area for 65 years, formerly of Big Flat...
Melvin White - Lake City (04/20/05)
Melvin E. White, 81, of Lake City, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Booneville, Miss., and lived in St. Louis, Mo., before moving to Lake City in 1990. He operated a service station in Bowman from 1951 until 1956 and then worked for Huffman refrigeration in St. Louis before his retirement in 1984. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church...
Lyman A. "L.A." Brooks - Van Buren (04/28/05)
Lyman A. "L.A." Brooks, 80, of Van Buren, formerly of Leachville died Friday, April 22, 2005, at his residence. Born at Portageville, Mo., he was the son of the late Walter J. and Mary Ramsey Brooks and had been a longtime Leachville area resident before making his home in van Buren. ...
Lee Goodwin - Jonesboro (04/28/05)
Lee "L.A." Goodwin, 63, of Jonesboro died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Cape Girardeau, he grew up in Jackson, Mo., before moving to St. Louis in the late 1950s, having worked for E.M. Siegel Candy & Tobacco, Budd Cigar Co. ...
Philene Jean Virgin - Lake City (04/28/05)
Philene Jan Virgin, 45, of Lake City, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center of Jonesboro. A native of Kansas City, Mo., she had lived in Lake City for a year, was a trade artist and attended Refuge Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, David Virgin, of the home; two sons, Kendel Jeter of Alexandria, La., and Halen Virgin of Lake City; her father Philip Sperbeck of Alexandria; her mother, Georene Capps of Camdenton, Mo.; and five sisters, Wendy Duck of Mission, Kan., Christy Kenyon of Camdenton, Kathy Kline and Britteny Sperbeck, both of Alexandria, and Sharon Caps of Kansas City, Mo.. ...
Faye Louise Thomas - Lake City (04/28/05)
Faye Louise Thomas, 65, of Lake City, died Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at her residence. Born in the Hammel community, she had lived in Lake City for most of her life. She was retired from the Riverside School District and was a member of Bethabara Baptist Church...
Hershel Franklin Patton - Morrison, Ill. (04/28/05)
Hershel Franklin Patton, 57, of Morrison, Ill., formerly of Leachville, died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. Born at Leachville, he had been a resident of Morrison for the past 30 years. He was a graduate of Leachville High School and was a member of New Providence Baptist Church. ...
Gene Autry Palmer - Manila (04/28/05)
Gene Autry Palmer, 62, of Manila died Friday, April 22, 2005, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. A lifelong Manila resident, he was a retired farmer, a commercial fisherman and a member of Backwater Church of God near Manila. Survivors include six adoptive sons, Gerald Petty of Jonesboro and Arlan Petty, Gary Petty, Johnny Petty, Donny Petty and Ricky Petty, all of Manila; four adoptive daughters, Annie Paddock of Oklahoma, Judy Petty of Gosnell and Ruby Heiser and Anette Ward, both of Searcy; two brothers, Ray Palmer of Manila and Larry Palmer of Powhatan; three sisters, Velma Formica of Biloxi, Miss., Shirley Isebell of Manila and Katheryn Elmore of Vicksburg, Miss.; and several grandchildren.. ...
Albert James - Blytheville (04/28/05)
Max Albert James, 69, of Blytheville died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 7, 1936, in Marble Hill, Mo., to Johnny and Isabell Lincoln James, he was a retired truck driver for Bush Brothers after more than 30 years of service...
Helen Margaret Wright - Smithton, Mo. (04/14/05)
Helen Margaret Wright, 83, of Smithton, Mo., formerly of Manila, the widow of Floyd Wright, died Thursday, April 8, 2005, at Four Season's Living Center in Sedalia, Mo. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Lizzie Rice Newcomb and had been a lifelong Manila resident before making her home in Smithton six years ago. She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family...
Virgil Dee Franklin - Monette (04/14/05)
Virgil Dee Franklin, 76, of Monette, died Friday, April 8, 2005, at his residence. He was a retired furniture manufacturer, of the protestant faith, and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was born April 11, 1928, in Tyronza. He had lived in Monette for 10 years, formerly of Memphis, Tenn...
George Brown - Dixie (04/14/05)
George Brown, 83, of Dixie died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at his residence. Born in the Coffman community in Greene County, he had lived in Dixie for most of his life. He was retired from the Dixie Gin Co. after 39 years and was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Betty DeBrock of the home; a daughter, Joan Brewer of Fort Smith; two stepsons, David Bellomy of Lake City and Gary Bellomy of Paragould; four sisters, Jean Guertin of Phoenix, Rose Bailey and Alberta Biehl, both of Rockford, Ill., and Dorothy Burgess of Cabot; two brothers, Alvin Brown of Lake City and Odie Brown of Yuma, Ariz.; and three grandchildren.. ...
Oliver M. Beckman - Kennett (04/14/05)
Oliver M. Beckman, 92, of Kennett, formerly of Cardwell, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at Heritage Nursing Center. He was ordained into the ministry in July 1955 and was a member of the Tennessee Valley Conference Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was born Jan. 23, 1913, in Lindsborg, Kan. He was the son of Edwin and Olivia Weistrand Beckman. He and Cora Beatrice Schuerenberg were married on Oct. 17, 1936, at Lilbourn, Mo...
Mae Rounsaville - Blytheville (04/08/05)
Mae Rounsaville, 76, of Blytheville died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at the Atlanta Medical Center. Born in Mississippi, she was a longtime resident of Blytheville, a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include three sons, Larry Rounsaville of Winter Haven, Fla., Jeff Rounsaville of Blytheville and Jimmy Hubbard of New Albany, Miss.; two daughters, Carolyn Akin of Roopville, Ga., and Glenda Stone of Monette; a sister, Judy Anglin of Memphis; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.. ...
Velma Lorene Platz - Monette (04/08/05)
Velma Lorene Platz, 66, of Monette, died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at her residence. She was born in Batesville and lived most of her life in Monette. She was employed at Frolic Footwear and was a member of Rowe's Chapel Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Bill Platz, of the home; three sons, Clarence Platz of Monette, Mitchell Platz of Stanton, Tenn., and Jerry Platz of Trumann; three daughters, Diane Holt of Manila, Sheila Anderson of Caraway and Linda Luff of Caraway; her father, Ray Rodgers of Monette; a brother, Junior Rodgers of Monette; two sisters, Virgie Shirley of Ravenden Springs and Anna Lee Patterson of Jonesboro; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.. ...
Amy Michelle Morse - Paragould (04/08/05)
Amy Michelle Morse, 19, of Paragould died Saturday, March 26. Born at Blytheville, she was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Harmony Morse of Paragould; her father, Tony Morse of Monette; her mother and stepfather, Tina and Douglas Perry of Paragould; paternal grandparents, Francis Scott of Osceola and Florence Perry of Light; maternal grandparents, Inez Tilley of Lake City and Larry and Phyllis Tilley of Jonesboro; three brothers, Johnny Morse, Andrew Perry and Bradley Perry, all of Paragould; and a sister, Kristal Morse of Monette.. ...
Carrie Jean Holcomb - Monette (04/08/05)
Carrie Jean Holcomb, 91, of Monette, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and worked on the family farm. She is survived by three sons, William McArthur Holcomb of Leachville, Jimmy Holcomb of Senath, and Donnie Holcomb of Paragould; three daughters, Ruby McFadden of Bourbon, Mo.; Willie Huskey of Manila, and Mairine Scaggs of Dittmer, Mo.; a sister, Ann Jeffers of Rockford, Ill.; 18 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Virginia Almeda Giles - Leachville (04/08/05)
Virginia Almeda Giles, 90, of Leachville, widow of Luster Giles, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Carlsbad, N.M., she was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary Skelton Taylor and had been a longtime Leachville resident and member of the Leachville Church of Christ...
Elizabeth Flannigan Eckman - Nashville, Tenn. (04/08/05)
Elizabeth Flannigan Eckman, 51, of Nashville, Tenn., died at the St. Louis University Hospital March 30, 2005. She was a music teacher, member of Brentwood Baptist Church, a children's choir coordinator and church organist. She taught vocal and piano lessons, graduated from Arkansas State University magna cum laude, graduated with a master's degree form Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, served in church ministries in Columbia, S.C., Springfield, Mo., Covington, Ky., and Brentwood, Tenn. ...
Robert Lee DeWitt II - Lake City (04/08/05)
A memorial service for Robert Lee DeWitt II, 75, of Lake City, who died Saturday, April 2, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center, will be at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Refuge General Baptist Church near Lake City. The Rev. Larry Ward will officiate, and burial will be private under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Lake City...
Zannie Spurlock Crabb - Jonesboro (04/01/05)
Zannie Spurlock Crabb, 98, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Skillcare Nursing Center in Jonesboro. Born in Booneville, Miss., she had lived in Trumann before moving to Jonesboro eight years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Providence Baptist Church in Trumann...
Dewey Davis Cope Jr. - Paragould (04/01/05)
Dewey Davis Cope Jr., 77, of Paragould died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at his home. Born at Leachville, he lived 21 years in California before moving to Jonesboro and then to Paragould 23 years ago. He was an auto mechanic and operated Cope's Body Shop at Jonesboro for several years. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church...
Terry Leon "Pete" Clark - Blytheville (04/01/05)
Terry Leon "Pete" Clark, 47, of Blytheville died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Great River Medical Center at Blytheville. Born at Blytheville, he was a lifelong area resident and was associated with the Gosnell Pentecostal Church of God. He was a die cast operator for Motor Technologies and had recently completed and opened Clark's Bait Shop in the Half Moon Community...
Pauline Buck Carter - Leachville (04/01/05)
Pauline Buck Carter, 82, of Leachville, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Rose Skill Care Nursing Center in Jonesboro. Born at Phoenix, Ariz., she was the daughter of the late State Boyd and Grace Thurman Skipper and had been a Leachville resident for most of her life. She was a longtime member of the Leachville Church of Christ...
Park Williams - Bowling Green, Ky. (04/01/05)
Park Williams, 81, of Bowling Green, Ky., died March 22, 2005, at Greenview Regional Hospital in Boling Green. A retired corporate executive officer for U.S. Automotive Corporation, of the Baptist faith, and U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a native of Black Oak...
J.B. Evans - Caraway (04/01/05)
J.B. "Bill" Evans, 80, of Caraway died Sunday, March 20, 2005, in Lake City. Born in Parkin, he was a World War II Navy veteran, retired from the Arkansas Highway Department and a member of Church of God in Lepanto. Survivors include a son, James Percy Evans of Florida; a grandchild, Kori Messer Evans; and two great-grandchildren...
Infant Navarro - Leachville (04/01/05)
Amber Lee Navarro, infant daughter of Richard and Amanda Imler Navarro, of Leachville died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Cierra Navarro and Halle Navarro, both of Leachville; her maternal grandmother, Beverly Counts of Hornersville; paternal grandparents, Manuel and Norma Navarro of Leachville; maternal great-grandparents, Mike and Wanda Estes of Manila, and step-maternal grandfather, Alan Hickman of Monette.. ...
G.F. Stewart - Monette (04/01/05)
G.F. Stewart, 83, of Monette died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired farmer, U.S. Army veteran of World War II, past Post Commander of American Legion Post 136, past Monette city councilman, past board member of Monette Co-Op and past mayor of Monette. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, W.A. and Lizzie Ware Stewart, six brothers and two sisters...
Wayne Toombs - Blytheville (04/01/05)
Wayne Toombs, 67, of Blytheville died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, near Etowah. Born in Caraway, he was the owner of Toombs Tunes, a former disc jockey for KLCN radio station and a member of the Blytheville Police Reserve where he was a former chief. He was a driver and escort for Toombs Transport Service, a former member of the Army Reserves and a member of Buffalo Chapel Church in Caraway...
Madge M. Andrews (04/08/05)
Madge M. Andrews, 76, of Jonesboro died Saturday, March 26, 2005. Born in Calico Rock, she had lived in Caraway and Lake City before moving to Jonesboro in 1945. A homemaker, she operated Madge's Tot-to-Teen Shop in Jonesboro for several years. She was a member of Nettleton Baptist Church...
Hubert Brison Timbs - Lepanto (04/08/05)
Hubert Brison Timbs, 80, of Lepanto died Friday, March 25, 2005, at South Mississippi County Medical Center in Osceola. Survivors include four sons, Houston Timbs of Batesville, Cleveland Timbs of Bald Knob, Perry Timbs of Lepanto and Kenneth Timbs of Judsonia; five daughters, Barbara Franks of Cushman, Linda Rosemond of Caraway, Lize Carter of Manila, Debbie Greenhaw of Trumann and Connie Williams of Marked Tree; three sisters, Peggy Patterson of Niles, Mich., and Vador Hancock and Lillian Tombs, both of Manila; a brother, Cloyes Timbs of Marked Tree; 36 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Tony G. Tucker - Ash Flat (04/08/05)
Tony G. Tucker, 80, of Ash Flat died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at his residence. Born in Dell, he was a Navy veteran of World War II and a business owner in Blytheville and Jonesboro. He moved from Jonesboro to Sharp County in 1970, owned stores in downtown Hardy and worked as a plumber for several years. He attended Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Willie C. Jackson Davis - Athelstan (04/08/05)
Willie C. Jackson Davis, 87, of the Athelstan Community near Osceola, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at Osceola Healthcare in Osceola. Born Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1918, in Batesville, to George W. Jackson and Florence Hawkins Jackson, she was a homemaker and a member of Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church...
Tara Noel Barton - Trumann (04/01/05)
Tara Noel Barton, 17, of Trumann died Monday, March 21, 2005, in Trumann from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Jonesboro, she was a lifetime resident of Trumann and a sophomore at Trumann High School. Survivors include her parents, Kenny and Angela Bellah Barton of the home; a sister, Angela Nicole Flood of Trumann; a brother, Michael Ryan Barton of the home; her maternal grandparents, Bobby Bellah of Lake City and Carolyn Westmoreland of Trumann; her paternal grandmother, Lois Lyle of Trumann; and her great-grandmother, Sylvia Barton of Jonesboro.. ...