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Obituaries from July 2005

Harriet "Lucille" Rice (07/27/05)
Harriet "Lucille" Rice, 85, of Manila died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Bob and Bertha Stanfill Hutton and had been a lifelong Manila resident. She was the former owner/operator of the City Cafe and later Lucille's Cafe both located in Manila and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Hutton of Knoxville, Tenn...
Kathryn Broom (07/27/05)
Cornelia Kathryn Broom, 90, of Manila, widow of Lucian Broom, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born Oct. 1, 1914, at Manila, she was the daughter of the late A.C. and Roxie Cherry Reed and had been a lifelong Manila resident. She was a member of the Manila First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women...
Buddy Wayne Hurley (07/27/05)
Buddy Wayne Hurley, 40, of Manila died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at his residence. Born at Manila, he was a truck driver for Buddy Hurley's Trucking Co. and was a member of First United Pentecostal Church. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Hurley of Manila; his father, Bud Hurley of Manila; his mother, Violet Hurley of Manila; a son, B.J. Hurley of Manila; a sister, Sherry Marie Hurley of Manila; and a brother, Terry Lee Hurley of Manila...
Wilma Blackwell (07/27/05)
Wilma Blackwell, 59, of Harrisburg died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Joiner, she was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, William "Bud" Jackson of Harrisburg; two daughters, Dorie Catherine Lee Blackwell and Barbie L. ...
Sherman Devon Martin (07/27/05)
Sherman Devon Martin, 72, of Lake City died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. A native to the Nettleton community, he lived most of his life at Lake City where he operated Martin Auto Parts and Service Station. He had been active in the Lake City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and was a member of Southwest Church of Christ...
Herbert "Papa" Ryckman (07/27/05)
Herbert "Papa" Attrill Ryckman, 84, of Williford, formerly of Osceola, died Wednesday, July 13, at White River Medical Center at Batesville. Born at Vallejo, Calif., he was a navy veteran of World War II. He received a number of decorations during his military service. After his discharge, he was a member of the Naval Reserve. He retired as a maintenance manager for American Greetings Corp...
Hazel Geneva Pate (07/27/05)
Hazel Geneva Pate, 84, of Leachville, widow of Burnice "Bud" Pate, died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born at Malden, Mo., she was the daughter of Edward and Cindy Riggs Sneed and a lifelong resident of Leachville. She was a homemaker and member of Leachville Second Baptist Church...
Ruby Roberds Denison (07/27/05)
Ruby Roberds Denison, 83, of Leachville, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. 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...
Mary Holliman (07/27/05)
Mary Holliman, 58, died July 18, 2005, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Born in Quitman, she had lived in Lake City for the past 18 years, formerly of Rivervale. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Lubie and Jennie Holliman; a sister, Jennie Vee Massey, and a brother, Leon Holliman...
Harold Dale Chipman (07/27/05)
Harold Dale Chipman, 75, of Manila, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Caraway he was the son of the late John and Ethel Meadows Chipman and was raised south of Manila in the Sixteen Community. He moved to Aurora, Ill., in 1952 where he managed J&L Oil Company. ...
C.B. "Sonny" Mathis (07/27/05)
C.B. "Sonny" Mathis, 77, of Leachville, died Friday, July 15, 2005, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. Born at Black Oak, he was the son of the late Claude Horatio and Mary Ollie Bishoff Mathis and was a lifelong resident. He was a retired electronics technician and was also retired from Advance Printing Corporation. Mr. Mathis was a Navy veteran of WWII and a life-time member of the Veterans of Foreigh Wars. He was a member of the Leachville United Methodist Church...
Gary dean Fortson (07/13/05)
Harrisburg Gary Dean Fortson, Sr., 54, of Harrisburg died Sunday, July 3, 2005, at Jonesboro. Born in Harrisburg, he served as an Army Airborne Ranger during the Vietnam War, was a farmer and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include his wife, Rita Jenkins Fortson of Harrisburg; a son, Gary Dean Fortson, Jr., of Lake City; a daughter, Rebekah Lynn Fortson of Harrisburg; his parents, D.W. ...
Jean Manis Goodman (07/13/05)
Caraway Jean Manis Goodman, 73, of Caraway, died Sunday, July 3, 2005, at Lakeside Nursing Home in Lake City. Born in Jonesboro, she was a retired bank employee. She was affiliated with the First United Methodist Church of Caraway. She is survived by a daughter, Kim Morgan, of Caraway; a son, Cole Goodman, of Caraway; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild...
Dr. Barney Franklin Threlkeld (07/13/05)
Claremont, Calif. Dr. Barney Franklin Threlkeld, 84, of Claremont, Calif., formerly of Manila, died June 20, 2005, near Mitchell Falls in the Kimberly Region of Western Australia from injuries received in an accident while traveling with a tour group. ...
Shelby Jean Ammons (07/13/05)
Osceola Shelby Jean Ammons, 66, of Osceola died Friday, July 1, 2005, at SMC Medical Center at Osceola. Born at Athens, Ala., she was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God. Survivors include two sons, Carter Ammons and Jeff Ammons, both of Osceola; a daughter, Tracy Ammons of Osceola; two sisters, Mary Aycock of Marion and Sara Carlton of Lake City; four brothers, Paul Massey of Seattle, Buddy Massey of Greenbriar, and Grady Massey Jr. ...
Alma Brewer (07/13/05)
Lake City Alma Brewer, 91, of Lake City, died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of Monette First Baptist Church and had attended Bethabara Baptist Church. She was a long time resident of Mountain View and Monette...
Clifton Neal Jackson (07/13/05)
Monette Clifton Neal Jackson, 82, died Friday, July 8, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired farmer and a member of First Baptist Church. He was born in Ash Flat on Sept. 14, 1922, and lived in the Monette area since 1945, formerly of Ash Flat...
Sarah Parnell (07/13/05)
Jonesboro Sarah Josephine "Imogene" Parnell, 92, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at her residence. Born at Swinton, Mo., she lived in Jonesboro 37 years and was formerly of Lake City. She was a member of the Nettleton United Methodist Church and a homemaker...
Rickey Dale Southern (07/13/05)
Dell Rickey Dale Southern, 49, of Dell, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at his home. Born at Manila, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and a graduate of Manila High School. He was an employee of Stracener Brother's Construction and was a member of the Westside Church of God in Manila...
Dr. Rollie Mac Dickinson (07/13/05)
Blytheville Dr. Rollie Mack Dickinson, 58, of Blytheville died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at the Great River Medical center in Blytheville. Born at Marmaduke, he was a chiropractor, a Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the Kiwanis Club, The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Arkansas Chiropractic Association. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War...
Alvis Leon "Al" Humes (07/13/05)
Caraway Alvis Leon "Al" Humes, 69, of Caraway, died Monday, July 4, 2005, at his home. He was born in Black Oak and lived most of his life in Caraway. He was retired from Browning Heat & Air and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Humes, of the home; a son, Ricky Humes, of Lakeland, Fla.; two daughters, Lorie Humes and Vickie Moon, both of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three sisters, Christine Ramsey of Hastings, Mich., Yvonne Southwell and Melba Smith, both of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and a grandson, Andrew Humes.. ...
Mary Myrtle Cox (07/01/05)
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. (07/01/05)
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 (07/01/05)
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. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Bates, of the home; three daughters, Lisa Pierce, Patricia Smith and Penny Bates, all of Manila; a brother, Doyle Finley of Manila; two sisters, Della Wells of Manila and Linda Benham of Conway; and three granddaughters.. ...
Gerald F. "Boots" Pitts (07/01/05)
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 (07/01/05)
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 (07/01/05)
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 (07/01/05)
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...
Pauline Ashby Moore (07/01/05)
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...
Angela Dawn Acosta (07/01/05)
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...