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Obituaries from May 2005

Mary Christine Thomas - Lake City (05/26/05)
Mary Christine Thomas, 85, of Lake City, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro.
Mary Frances Ashley - Osceola (05/26/05)
Mary Frances Ashley, 77, of Osceola, died Friday, Mary 20, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Whitten on November 5, 1927, to Andrew Thompson Bullard and Nora Frances Chandler Bullard, she was a lifetime area resident. She was a housewife and a member of Keiser United Methodist Church and frequently attended Manila Methodist Church with her family...
Fallon Olivia Mace - Manila (05/26/05)
Fallon Olivia Mace, infant daughter of Jason and Cortney Mace of Manila, died May 19, 2005, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. She was born on May 17, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Callie Elizabeth, of the home; a twin brother, Garrett Vance Mace of the home; grandparents, Richard and Liz Martin of Paragould and Vance and Judy Mace of Manila; great-grandmothers, Juanita Van Horn of Forest City, and Lottie Mace of Paragould; her aunt and uncle, Ginger and Tony Johnson of Jonesboro, and her aunt, Wilma Martin, of Jonesboro.. ...
Patsy Gaye Hembrey - Monette (05/26/05)
Patsy Gaye Hembrey, 64, of Monette, died May 21, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was employed by Buffalo Island Central West Elementary. She was of the Church of Christ belief and had lived in Monette four years formerly of Leachville...
A.J. Lane - Caraway (05/26/05)
A.J. Lane, 81, of Caraway, died May 15, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired repairman for United Telephone Company, of the Baptist faith, veteran of the U.S. Marines, and had lived most of his life in Caraway...
Patricia Ann Lemonds - Leachville (05/26/05)
Patricia Ann Lemonds, 60, of Leachville, formerly of Blytheville, died Monday, May 16, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born April 17, 1945, in Lake County, Tenn., she is the daughter of Lexie and Gladys Tolty Lemonds. She was a longtime area resident and a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church of Blytheville...
Claude Miller - Leachville (05/26/05)
Claude Miller, 98, of Leachville died Thursday, May 19, 2005, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Wynne, he was the son of the late George and Manie Miller and was a longtime Leachville area resident. He was a farmer. He is survived by a son, Jackie Miller, of Leachville; a daughter, Tinnie McConnell, of Hartford, Mich.; three brothers, George Miller and Frank Miller, both of Jonesboro, and Herbert Miller of Cardwell; three sisters, Katheryn Miller of Pecatonica, Ill., Betty Frazier of Arbyrd, and Mary Ann Campbell of Murray, Ky.; 27 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 41 great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Charlene D. Smiley - Vicksburg, Miss. (05/26/05)
Charlene D. Smiley, 81, of Vicksburg, Miss., died May 20, 2005, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home in Vicksburg. She was born April 1, 1924, in Izard County. She was a certified nursing assistant at the Martha Coker Convalescent Home and of the Baptist belief...
Raymond Nathaniel Kirksey - St. Joseph, Mich. (05/18/05)
Raymond Nathaniel Kirksey, 89, of St. Joseph, Mich., died Friday, May 6, 2005, at Rose Arbor Hospital residential facility at Kalamazoo, Mich. Born in Jonesboro, he was a member of the St. Joseph Church of Christ. He was a former resident of the Hancock Community...
Robert Preston Jones - Leachville (05/18/05)
Robert Preston Jones, 65, died May 12, 2005, at his home in Leachville. He was a retired butcher and U.S. Army veteran. He was of the Methodist belief. He lived in Leachville 20 years, formerly of Monette. He was preceded in death by his parents, Barry and Susan Jones, and a daughter, Tammy Jones...
Bessie Griffin Hetler - Manila (05/18/05)
Bessie Griffin Hetler, 94, of Manila, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Dalton, she was the daughter of the late R.T. and Minnie Shride White and had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She is survived by a son, Dr. ...
Jessie Ray Bennett - Caraway (05/13/05)
Jessie Ray Bennett, 61, of Caraway, died May 6, 2005, at his residence. He was a retired farmer. He was born in Trumann and had lived in Caraway the last 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Edna Bennett of the home: two sisters, Jeanette Burilson of Brookland and a twin sister, Bessie Cook, of Tulot; a son, Jimmy Rogers of Caraway; a daughter Teona Bowman of Caraway; four grandchildren, Jamie Lick, Michelle Pendergrass, Lauren and Lindsey Bennett, all of Caraway; one great-granddaughter, Ally Pendergrass.. ...
David O. Walker - Reyno (05/13/05)
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...
Philene Jean Virgin - Lake City (05/13/05)
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 (05/13/05)
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. (05/13/05)
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 (05/13/05)
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 (05/13/05)
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...
Montie D. Gunter - Kennett (05/13/05)
Montie D. Gunter, 92, of Kennett, the widow of W.R. "Jack" Gunter, died Monday, April 2, 2005, at her home. Born at Hornersville, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Myrtle Brannum Gowen. She was a former Leachville area resident and had lived in Kennett since 1986 where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Pansy J. Haney - St. Petersburg, Fla. (05/13/05)
Pansy J. Haney, 91, of Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Leachville, died Tuesday at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Largo, Fla. She was the widow of Williams G. Haney and was a retired fruit canning inspector. Born at Monette, she was the daughter of the late John and Ivie Mumford Hopper...
Joann Morgan - Brookland (05/13/05)
Joann Morgan, 60, of Brookland died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Jonesboro Health Care. Born at Batesville, she worked for Quality Cabinets and attended Brookland Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Morgan, of the home; a son, Kevin Baxter, of Jonesboro; two daughters, Kim Boyd of Trumann and Marcia Morgan of bono; her stepmother, Ethel Curtis of Monette; a brother, Walter West of Bono; three sisters, Geraldine Norris of Jackson, Miss., Brenda Walker of Virginia Beach, Va., and Carolyn Smith of San Diego; two step-brothers, Raymond Neal of Jonesboro and Gary Neal of Sikeston, Mo.; two stepsisters, Charlene Burgess and Janie Neal, both of Jonesboro; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one great-grandson.. ...
Easter Mae James - Caraway (05/13/05)
Easter Mae James, 89, of Caraway, died Monday, May 2, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center. Born in Cardwell, she was a retired cafeteria employee for Riverside School District at Caraway and member of First Assembly of God at Black Oak and the Caraway Senior Citizen's Club...
Raymond Morgan - Elaine (05/13/05)
Graveside services for Raymond Morgan, 77, of Elaine were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Sunset Memorial Park at Walnut Corner. Dr. Mary Olson officiated. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home was in charge. Morgan was born Nov. 26, 1927 at Lepanto, died April 21, 2005, at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale, Miss. He was a farmer and member of the Elaine Methodist Church...
Nellie Juanita Riggs - Manila (05/13/05)
Nellie Juanita Riggs, 84, of Manila, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late E.W. and Lina Huskey, and the widow of Dilmas Mosbey. She had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was a retired seamstress and attended the First Baptist Church in Manila...
Larry Don Shasteen - Caraway (05/13/05)
Larry Don Shasteen, 58, of Caraway died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Living most of his life in Caraway, he was a supervisor for Basler Electric at Caraway and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion and was of the Assembly of God belief...
George (G.J.) Wilson - Jonesboro (05/13/05)
George (G.J.) Wilson, 75, of Jonesboro died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at Northeast Arkansas Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Dixie, he had lived at Jonesboro for 13 years, formerly of Hanover Park, Ill. He was retired from St. Charles Manufacturing...
Lee Goodwin - Jonesboro (05/13/05)
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. ...
Lyman A. "L.A." Brooks - Van Buren (05/13/05)
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. ...