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Obituaries from June 2005

Pauline Ashby Moore (06/29/05)
Jackson, Tenn. Pauline Ashby Moore, 58, died June 14, 2005, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. She was born in Lepanto on Jan. 7, 1947, and attended school in Manila. She is survived by siblings, Mary Jane Borgman, Billy Ashby, Kathleen Ryan, Peggy Sue Gorman, Betty Sue Ashby, Barbara Carpenter, Opal Ashby, Leonard Hiser, Davis Hiser, Mike Hiser and Lori Malone...
Tommie Bell Holden - Lake City (06/22/05)
Tommie Bell Holden of Lake City died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at her residence. Born at Monette, she lived in the Monette area all of her life. A homemaker, she ran a grocery store in the Popular Ridge Community and sold Avon. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake City...
Jason Daniel Lunsford - Osceola (06/22/05)
Jason Daniel Lunsford, 65, of Osceola died Friday, June 17, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Etowah, he was a lifetime resident of Mississippi County. He was a member of Etowah Pentecostal church of God, an auctioneer and a member of the Teamsters Union. He retired from Gordon Truck Line after working as a driver for 20 years, and he was a retired horse trader...
Betty Wilene McCoy - Monette (06/22/05)
Betty Wilene McCoy, 67, of Monette, died Thursday, June 16, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Harrisburg, she was the daughter of Earl and Minnie Merritt Jones and had been a Monette area resident for the past 36 years. She was a charter member of the Leachville Second Baptist Church...
Amzier Rainwater - Maynard (06/22/05)
Amzier Rainwater, 65, of Maynard died Monday, June 13, 2005, at his home. Born at Eleven Point, he was a heavy equipment operator. Survivors include his wife, Linda Gail Barnett Rainwater of Maynard; three sons, Greg Rainwater of Lake City, Mark Rainwater of Pocahontas, and Joseph "Joe" Rainwater of Maryville, Tenn.; a daughter, Sheila Quarterman of Pocahontas; six brothers, Richard Rainwater of Walnut Ridge, John Rainwater of Warm Springs, David Rainwater of Pocahontas, Ronnie Rainwater of Maynard, Phillip Rainwater of Winchester, Ky., and Bill Rainwater of Boss, Mo.; four sisters, Geneva Allen of Maynard, Clara Chesser of Stokes, Doris Tunstall of Nashville, Tenn., and Virginia Hilton of Warrenton, Mo.; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.. ...
Vela M. Rodgers - Manila (06/22/05)
Vela M. Rodgers, 87, of Manila died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Manila Nursing Center. Born in Mississippi County, she was a lifelong Manila resident, a retired nurses aide and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include five sons, Kenneth Hatley of Comanche, Texas, Gerald Hatley of Pascagoula, Miss., Carroll Ray Galloway of Leachville, Jerry Galloway of Hamilton, Texas, and Eddy Galloway of Manila, and a brother, Olzo Green of Manila; 23 grandhcildren and many great-grandchildren...
Paula I. Stracener - West Ridge (06/22/05)
Paula I. Stracener, 35, of West Ridge died Monday, June 13, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center at Jonesboro. Born at St. Louis, she lived most of her life in the Keiser, Joiner and Osceola areas before moving to West Ridge. A homemaker, she was a member of the Pentecostal Church...
Angela Dawn Acosta (06/29/05)
Colorado Springs, Colo. Angela Dawn Acosta, 41, of Colorado Springs died Thursday, June 16, 2005, at her residence. She was a manager of a Wal-Mart store. Survivors include her husband, Mike Acosta; two daughters, Adina Martin and Terri Hank; her parents, Everett and Rosemary Blakely of Lake City; a brother, Kenny Martin of Memphis; a sister, Melinda Maddey of Lake City; and six grandchildren...
Mary Myrtle Cox (06/29/05)
Cardwell Mary Myrtle Cox, 83, of Cardwell, the widow of Cleve Cox, died Saturday, June 25, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical center in Paragould. Born at Cardwell, she was the daughter of the late Christopher and Flossie Lunsford Barnett and had been a lifelong Cardwell resident...
Coy Mac Boyd Sr. (06/29/05)
Jonesboro Coy Mac Boyd Sr., 63, of Jonesboro died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at New Roads, La. Born at Leachville, he lived in Jonesboro the past 30 years. A pioneer in dental implants in Arkansas, he was a dentist and taught as an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee. He was a previous member of the Arkansas Plant Board Commission and a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro...
Kirlen Dean Bates (06/29/05)
Manila Kirlen Dean Bates, 52, of Manila, died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at her home. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Johnny and Olive Dean Travis Finley. She had lived most of her life in Manila, was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Gerald F. "Boots" Pitts (06/29/05)
Monette Gerald F. "Boots" Pitts, 84, of Monette, died June 20, 2005, at St. Bernard's Medical center. He was a retired farmer and Baptist. He was a veteran of World War II Army Air Corp and a member of Monette Masonic Lodge 558, and American Legion Post 136. He was the founder of the Buffalo Island Museum in Monette...
Ruby Roberds Denison (06/29/05)
Leachville Ruby Roberds Denison, 83, of Leachville, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. Born at Adkins, she was the daughter of the late James and Gracie Osborne Roberds and had been a Leachville resident since 1937. She was a homemaker and a member of the Leachville Church of God...
Glenda Diane Daniel (06/29/05)
Manila Glenda Diane Daniel, 58, of Manila died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at her home. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Irene Holt. She was a lifelong Manila resident and was a member of First Assembly of God Church. She is survived by her husband, Gerald Daniel, of Manila; a son, Rick Parsley, of Manila; a daughter, Sandra Cavazos, of Manila; three brothers, Allen Holt, Buddy Holt, both of Manila and Mike Holt of Michigan; two sisters, Shirley Stone and Robbie Stone, both of Manila; and seven grandchildren.. ...
Genevieve K. Simpkins (06/29/05)
Jonesboro Genevieve K. Simpkins, 63, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at her home. She was born in Delight and lived in Delight and El Dorado before moving to Jonesboro two years ago. She was an elementary school teacher for several years having taught in El Dorado, Paragould, Wilson, Osceola, and Monette Schools. She was of the Church of Christ belief...
Albert "Ray" Davis - Jonesboro (06/22/05)
Albert "Ray" Davis, 90, of Jonesboro died Friday, June 17, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center. Born at Williford, he moved to Bay at the age of nine and was a resident of the Bay and Jonesboro areas most of his life. He was a retired farmer and member of the Church of Christ on Washington Avenue...
Mitchell Lee Wilson - Caraway (06/08/05)
Mitchell Lee Wilson, 45, of Caraway, died May 31, 2005, at his residence. He was a farmer, member of Caraway First Baptist Church, member of Caraway Masonic Lodge 733 and had lived in the Caraway area a lifetime. He is survived by his wife, Diane Holmes Wilson of Brinkley; his stepfather and mother, Charles and Donna Smith of Caraway; his father, E.L. ...
Roy Lee Wallace - Paragould (06/01/05)
Roy Lee Wallace, 67, of Paragould, died at his residence Sunday, May 22, 2005. Born at Caraway, he retired from the Navy in 1971 and retired as a letter carrier in 1992. Survivors include his wife, Elise Remmert Wallace of Paragould; two sons, Louie Wallace of Montgomery, Ala., and David Wallace of Paragould; a daughter, Willa Nichols of Montgomery; two brothers, Chester William Wallace and Bobby Wayne Ciscell, both of Paragould; a sister, Stella Louise Smith of Paragould; and three grandchildren.. ...
Patsy Ann Davison - Manila (06/08/05)
Patsy Ann Davison, 61, of Manila, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at her home. Born at Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Mack and Mildred Modine McCain and had been a Manila resident since 1950. She was a former employee of Stahr and Delta Drug Companies of Manila and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church...
William "Bill" Hale - Lake City (06/08/05)
William "Bill" Grant Hale, 61, of Lake City died Tuesday, May 31, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Lake City, he was a lifetime resident of the area, a retired farmer and a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Helen Shipman Hale of the home; a son, Barry Grant Hale of Jonesboro; a daughter, Deborah Hale Newlon of Jonesboro; and a granddaughter, Peyton Newlon of Jonesboro...
Stephen Eugene Henry - Manila (06/08/05)
Stephen Eugene Henry, 46, of Manila, died Monday, May 30, 2005, at the home of his father in Manila. Born at Memphis, he was a former resident of Piqua, Ohio, and had lived in Manila for the past 20 years. He was formerly associated with Henry Brothers Limousine and Coach Builders of Manila where he worked as a trim specialist...
Jerry Houston Henry - Hawaii (06/08/05)
Jerry Houston Henry, 64, of Hawaii, died May 30, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center West Hawaii. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer with the U.S. Navy, of the Baptist faith, born March 10, 1941, in Black Oak. He had lived the last 20 years in Hawaii, formerly of Monette...
Wilda Anita Johnson - Paragould (06/08/05)
Wilda Anita Johnson, 60, of Paragould, formerly of Monette, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born at Benton Harbor, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Grover and Delphia Roach McDaniel and had been a Paragould resident since 1988. She was a homemaker and a licensed practical nurse. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and a sister...
Shawn Lynn Parsley - Manila (06/08/05)
Shawn Lynn Parsley, 17, of Manila, died Monday, May 30, 2005, at the Med in Memphis, Tenn., from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was born Feb. 7, 1988, at Jonesboro and was a student. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his parents, Gerald Daniel and Glenda Daniel of Manila: a sister, Sandra Cavazos of Manila; and a brother, Rick Parsley of Manila...
Howard Selby - Leachville (06/08/05)
Howard Selby, 92, of Leachville died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Bucoda, Mo., he had been a longtime Leachville resident. He was a 1930 graduate of Leachville High school and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a self-employed contractor and builder and attended the First United Methodist Church of Leachville...
Aaron Williams - Corning (06/08/05)
Aaron Williams, 90, of Corning, formerly of Manila, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at his residence. Born at Manila, he was a longtime resident of Mississippi County and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist belief...
Goldie Fern Edgin - Leachville (06/01/05)
Goldie Fern Edgin, 76, of Leachville died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in the Childress Community, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Maudie Pruitt Bazzill and was a life long resident of the area. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Leachville...
John Thomas Hancock - Manila (06/01/05)
John Thomas Hancock, 76, of Manila, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Bald Knob, he was the son of the late Lynn and Maudie Coker Hancock and had lived most of his life in the Manila area. He was retired from International Harvester in Chicago where he had lived for over 25 years. He returned to Manila in 1981 following his retirement and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church...
Ernest O'Neil Horton - Paragould (06/01/05)
Ernest O'Neil Horton, 68, of Paragould died Friday, May 27, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born at Evening Shade, he was a retired Army veteran, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. Survivors include five sons, David Horton, Phillip Horton and Howard Horton, all of Caraway, and Karl Horton and Charles Horton, both of Paragould; two daughters, Lavanda Sue Martin of Luxora and Paula Hensley of Caraway; three brothers, Hubert Horton of Seattle, Herbert Roland Horton of Cherokee Village and Leon Horton of Powhatan; a sister, Sue Jane Bolt of Strawberry; and six grandchildren.. ...
Mary Christine Thomas - Lake City (06/01/05)
Mary Christine Thomas, 85, of Lake City died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Poplar Ridge, she was a homemaker and a member of Lake City Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Minnie Thomas, and 14 brothers and sisters...
Norma Florine Trantham - Manila (06/01/05)
Norma Florine Trantham, 89, of Manila, died Monday, May 23, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born at Gadsden, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Thaddie Casey Nicks and had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was a charter member of Bethany Baptist Church in Manila and the widow of Floyd Trantham...
Louise Owens Dillard - Manila (06/01/05)
Louise Marie Owens Dillard, 71, of Manila died Saturday, May 28, 2005. Born at Arcadia, Neb., she was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Osceola. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence T. "Sonny" Dillard Jr.; a son, L.T. "Tom" Dillard III of McKinny, Texas; two daughters, Bonnie Dillard Wright of Jonesboro and Libby Dillard Barnes of Mountain Home; two brothers, Willis "Bill" Owens of Tucson, Ariz., and Gary Owens of Morro May, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren...