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Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

Obituaries from September 2005

Jerry Don Mason (09/28/05)
Paragould Jerry Don Mason, 47, of Paragould died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at his residence. Born at Paragould, he was a truck driver and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Merenia Mason of the home; a stepson, Robert Thigpen of Paragould; two stepdaughters, Merenia Crocker of Paragould and Leila Thigpen of Pine Bluff; his father and stepmother, Clinton and Essie Mason of Arbyrd; a sister, Retha Ladyman of Paragould; and seven grandchildren...
Raymond Arvil Chipman, Sr., M.D. - Columbus, Ga. (09/21/05)
Raymond Arvil Chipman, Sr., M.D., 89, of Columbus, Ga., died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at the Columbus Hospice House. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Macon Road Chapel with Dr. Gienn Martin officiating. A private burial followed in Parkhill Cemetery...
Robert C. Metcalf - Ash Flat (09/21/05)
Robert C. Metcalf, 82, of Ash Flat died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born at Evening Shade, he lived in Ash Flat for four years after moving there from Bay. He was of the Church of Christ belief. Survivors include a son, Allen Metcalf of Ash Flat; two daughters, Donna Stevenson of Ash Flat and Judy Hodge of Jonesboro; four sisters, Aline Williams of Caraway, Ruth Kunkel of Evening Shade, Madge Armstrong of Black Oak and Vista Finley of Monette; three grandchildren, Jason Stevenson of Ash Flat, Bob Metcalf of Jonesboro and Janoth Jackson of Cherokee Village; and four great-grandchildren.. ...
C. Coleman Holloway - Lake City (09/21/05)
C. Coleman Holloway, 85, of Lake City died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He had lived in Lake City for 23 years before moving there from Royal Oak, Mich., and was a member of Lake City Assembly of God. Survivors include his wife, Geneva Holloway of the home; a son, Kenneth Holloway of Royal Oak; a daughter, Rhonda Briggs of Southfield, Mich.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild...
Hayden Dewitt Jr. - Black Oak (09/21/05)
Hayden Dewitt Jr., 61, of Black Oak, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at his residence. He was retired from Colson Caster in Monette, member of Black Oak Church of Christ, and lifelong member and deacon of the church. He lived in Black Oak a lifetime. He is survived by his wife, Lanna Dewitt of Monette; his stepmother, Ella J. ...
Janice Lee Riggs - Paragould (09/21/05)
Janice Lee Riggs, 53, of Paragould died Sept. 10, 2005, at her residence. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist faith, and had lived in Paragould most of her life. She is survived by her mother, Guelda Deason, of Houston, Texas; a sister, Rhonda Deason, of Houston, Texas; a brother, David Deason, of Houston, Texas; a son, Shawn P. Riggs and wife, Shari, of Loxley, Ala.; a granddaughter, Seaaira Hobbs of Statesboro, Ga...
Geraldine Davis - Beebe (09/28/05)
Geraldine Davis, 71, of Beebe, formerly of Blytheville, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at Arkansas Central Hospital in Searcy. Born at Blytheville, she was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, David Davis, of Manila; a daughter, Vickie Trejo of Blytheville; a brother, Carl W. Young of Blytheville; three sisters, Barbara Stalcup of Beebe, Cynthia Barnett of Iuka, Miss., and Jackie Latch of Corinth, Miss.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren...
Curtis C. Duncan (09/28/05)
Mr. Curtis C. Duncan, 83, of Dell, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born March 26, 1922, in Spruce Pine, Ala., to Maxie Elmo and Flossie Drucella Garrett Duncan, he had been an area resident for most of his life and...
C.C. "Pete" Beasley (09/28/05)
Jonesboro C.C. "Pete" Beasley, 81, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at his residence. He had lived in Jonesboro for the past 30 years, moving to the city from Prattville, Ala. Beasley was a World War II Army veteran and a retired salesman for W&A Manufacturing Co. in Pine Bluff. He was a member of Northside Church of Christ...
Allen Barnes (09/28/05)
Goobertown Allen Barnes, 58, of Goobertown died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, he lived most of his life in the Jonesboro-Paragould area. He was a retired welder with Peerless Manufacturing of Paragould and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War...
Susan Leona McCoy (09/28/05)
Monette Susan Leona McCoy, 38, of Monette, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Dumas, she had been a Monette resident for most of her life and was a 1985 graduate of Buffalo Island Central High School. She later attended Arkansas State University and was a former employee of Quebecor World Press in Jonesboro...
Kenneth Lee Henderson - Trumann (09/14/05)
Kenneth Lee Henderson, 69, of Trumann, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at his residence. Born in Purdy, Mo., he had lived in Trumann for the past 31 years and prior to that lived in Monette. He was a driver for Ozark Motor Lines, an Army veteran and a member of Elm Grove Baptist Church of Trumann...
Neta Belle Snow - Leachville (09/14/05)
Neta Belle Snow, 95, of Leachville, widow of Lynn F. Snow, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. Born at Pocahontas, she was the daughter of Tom and Gussie Elliott and had been a Leachville resident for the past 70 years. She was a former long time employee of the Haney-Guthrie Drug Store in Leachville and was a member of the Extension Homemakers Club. Mrs. Snow was a member, for 48 years, of First United Methodist Church and the Ruth Bible Class...
Madeline Stewart - Manila (09/14/05)
Madeline Stewart, 78, of Manila, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Joel Edward and Lula Sherrod Stewart. She was a lifelong Manila resident, a retired employee of Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the Church of God of Prophesy in Manila...
John Nell Cullum - Lake City (09/14/05)
John Nell Cullum, 74, of Lake City died Sept. 6, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was a shoe maker and of the Methodist belief. She was born in Piggott Feb. 7, 1931, and had lived in Lake City for five years. She was formerly of Phoenix, Ariz...
Velma Inez Hayse - Brookland (09/14/05)
Velma Inez Hayse, 81, of Brookland died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Cushman, she grew up in the Lepanto and Marked Tree area. She was a sales clerk for Sterling's and Magic Mart and later a caregiver for the elderly. She was of the Pentecostal faith...
Sallie Elizabeth Hazel - Monroe, La. (09/14/05)
Sallie Elizabeth Hazel, 99, of Monroe, La., died Sept. 8, 2005, at St. Joseph Nursing Home in Monroe, La. She was a homemaker, attended Monette First Baptist Church, and was a member of Elizabeth Sunday School Class. She was a charter member of Monette Library Board and Monette Garden Club. ...
Randall L. Bishop - Cardwell (09/14/05)
Randall L. Bishop, 60, of Cardwell, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Stanford, he lived in Trumann before moving to Cardwell 12 years ago. Survivors include his wife, Kim Bishop of Cardwell; a stepson, Wayne Singleton of Jonesboro; three daughters, Reginia Raines of Weiner, Sandy Springer of Cardwell, and Tina Wrinkle of Jonesboro; a stepdaughter, Angel Box of Cardwell; a brother Bobby Bishop of Cardwell; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a nephew.. ...
R.D. Kee - Jonesboro (09/07/05)
R.D. Kee, 91, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Buena Vista, Tenn., he was a longtime member of Monette First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and chairman of the building committee for the new facility. More recently he transferred his church membership to First Baptist Church of Jonesboro...
Sally Louise Rowe - Dell (09/02/05)
Sally Louise Rowe, 74, of Dell died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Born at Watertown, N.Y., she was a homemaker and a member of Dell United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Harold Rowe of Dell; two sons, David Rowe of Pittsford, N.Y., and Terry Rowe of Walworth, N.Y.; three daughters, Carol Tilton of Lima, N.Y., Karen Hardin of Marion, N.Y., and Lynn Rowe of Blytheville; eight grandchildren, Steve McNair, Laurie Rowe-Richardson, Kathryn LeeAnn Gee, Jeff Cook, Tad Tilton, Kelly Rowe, Courtiney Lollar and Emily Lollar; two stepchildren, Erin Szostak and Eric McNeil; two great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.. ...
Nina Marie Russell - Blytheville (09/02/05)
Nina Marie Russell, 55, of Blytheville died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at her home. She was a family support specialist for the Arkansas Department of Human Services, a member of American Legion Post No. 33 and a member of First Baptist Church of Blytheville...
Garry Lee Holden - Lake City (09/02/05)
Garry Lee Holden, 63, of Lake City died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, at his home. He owned and operated Garry's Automotive Supplies for many years until retiring. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lake City. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Holden, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Todd and Michelle Holden of Lake City, Tony Holden of Lakeland, Fla., and Richard and Melenda Holden of Lake City; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Terry Wicker of Lakeland, Fla.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Blanche Holden of Lake City, Larry and Tommie Holden of Trumann, Dennis and Pam Holden of Monette; a sister and brother-in-law, Polly and Donald Owens of Caraway; his mother-in-law, Jean L. ...
Winfred E. League - Oklahoma (09/02/05)
Winfred E. League, 77, of Shawnee, Okla., died Aug. 21, 2005. The son of Frank and Molly League, he grew up in the Monette and Childress area. He is survived by his wife, Eula; four sons, Mark, Scott, Ricky and Terry; two sisters, Naomi League of Hardy and Bettye Whitehead of Colorado Springs, Colo...
Martha Martin - Lake City (09/02/05)
Martha Frances Martin, 91, of Lake City died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Lake City, she lived in Detroit for 56 years before moving back to Lake City. She was a Baptist and a retired factory worker. Survivors include three nieces, Martha Lee Surber, Mary Fances Shirley and Kristin Shirley, all of Lake City...
Bobby E. McDowell - Black Rock (09/02/05)
Bobby E. McDowell, 63, of Black Rock, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard and former truck driver for Marvin Kennedy Trucking. He attended New Life Gospel Church at Black Rock...
Gladys Penrod - Lake City (09/02/05)
Gladys Penrod, 94, of Lake City died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at Skillcare Nursing Center. Born at Cotton Plant and formerly of Lake City, she was a homemaker. She attended Lake City Church of Christ. Survivors include a sister, Billie Winford, of Jonesboro...
Effie Bell Potter - Paragould (09/02/05)
Effie Bell Potter, 96, of Paragould, formerly of Leachville, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. She was the widow of Hillman Potter and had lived most of her life in Leachville. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Born at Reeves, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Sydney Brannum Harkey...
Jimmy Rayburn Puckett - Caraway (09/02/05)
Jimmy Rayburn Puckett, 69, of Caraway, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. Born Saturday, Sept. 21, 1935, in Leachville, he was the son of Roy Puckett and Bonnie (Wright) Puckett. He was a lifelong area resident and a member of Rowes Chapel in Caraway. He had a masters in education degree and was a principal for 14 years at the Caraway Public School. Mr. Puckett also owned and operated Puckett's Grocery in Keiser and Caraway...
David Anthony Roddy - Jonesboro (09/02/05)
David Anthony Roddy, 37, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Jonesboro, he was a lifelong resident. He was a farm surveyor, worked in land leveling and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include four daughters, Maegan Roddy and Madison Roddy, both of Jonesboro, and Gabbie Roddy and Morgan Davis of the home; his parents, Louise and Bill Roddy of Jonesboro; a brother, Joe Roddy of Jonesboro; his grandparents, Louise and Bill Roddy of Jonesboro and L.K. ...
Novelle Reed Childress - Manila (09/07/05)
Novelle Reed Childress, 97, of Manila, the widow of C.B. Childress, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at Craighead Nursing Center in Jonesboro. Born at Memphis, Tenn., she was the daughter of A.C. and Roxie Reed and had lived most of her life in Manila...
Maple Dees Jones - Osceola (09/07/05)
Maple Dees Jones, 87, of Osceola died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center in Osceola. Born at Parsons, Tenn., she was a Baptist and a cook at South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center in Osceola. Survivors include a son, David Jones, Jr. ...
James Robert "Bob Hutchison - Leachville (09/07/05)
James Robert "Bob" Hutchison, 78, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, near Leachville. Born at Bloomfield, Mo., he was the son of the late James David and Roxie Owen Hutchison, and had been a Leachville area resident since 1965. He was retired from the sales and distribution division of MAPCO Natural Gas Company and was a longtime member of the Milligan Ridge Baptist Church...
James Freeman Helton - Trumann (09/07/05)
James Freeman Helton, 79, of Trumann, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, in Craighead Nursing Center in Jonesboro. Born in Tennessee, he had lived in Trumann since 1959, moving from Marked Tree. He was a retired mechanics teacher at Delta Technical Institute in Marked Tree and was a member of Parkview Missionary Baptist Church...
Wilodean McWilliams - Blytheville (09/07/05)
Wilodean McWilliams, 77, of Blytheville died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at her home. Born at Manila, she was a retired meat cutter at Kroger and of the Catholic faith. Survivors include her husband, Odell McWilliams; a son, Danny McWilliams of Jonesboro; two sisters, Marlene J. True and Delores Carney, both of Blytheville; three grandchildren, Stephen McWilliams of Georgia and Gwendolyn Platz and James McWilliams, both of Jonesboro; and seven great-grandchildren...
Jimmy Donald Grimes - Lake City (09/02/05)
Jimmy Donald Grimes, 61, of Lake City died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He worked for Lincoln Manufacturing Company for 31 years and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Short Grimes; his mother, Lavada Grimes of Lake City; two daughters, Tammy Fletcher and Shelley Turner, both of Lake City; two sisters, Annetta Ray of Mississippi and Pam Womack of Lake City; a brother, Ken Grimes of Lake City; and four grandchildren, Cody Fletcher, Kasey Fletcher, Dillon Turner and Evan Turner.. ...