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Obituaries from November 2005

Mary Pauline Roper - Ash Flat (11/30/05)
Mary Pauline Roper, 77, of Ash Flat, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Mrs. Roper was born on Sept. 7, 1928, in Leachville, the daughter of Rye Exter Lyerly and Nannie Pricilla Cromwell Lyerly. She was united in marriage to Claude David Roper on March 14, 1951 in Paragould. ...
Jay VanKirk - Lake City (11/23/05)
Jay VanKirk, 59, of Lake City died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at his home. He was born in South Bend, Ind., and had lived most of his life in the Lake City area. Survivors include his wife, Cheryl VanKirk of the home; two sons, Steven VanKirk of Swifton and Chris VanKirk of Davenport, Iowa; his mother, Addie VanKirk of Lake City; three brothers, Gerald VanKirk and John VanKirk, both of Lake City, and Ray VanKirk of Davenport; and two sisters, Pricilla Sokell and Martha Irwin, both of Three Rivers, Mich.. ...
Hershell Roy Cleghorn - Monette (11/23/05)
Hershell Roy Cleghorn, 61, of Monette, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mr. Cleghorn was born in Monette and lived in Monette for the past two years. Previously, he lived in Holland, Mich. He retired form Flint Ink Co. as a production worker and was of the Assembly of God belief. He was a member of BIC Classic Car Club...
Ruby Lee Crowell - Leachville (11/23/05)
Ruby Lee Crowell, 92, of Leachville, widow of Russ Crowell, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at Great River Medical center in Blytheville. Born at Huff (near Batesville), she was the daughter of Joseph and Mattie Sheffer and had been a Leachville resident since 1936. She was a farmer's wife, a homemaker and member of the Leachville First Baptist Church...
Billy Gene Peterson - Leachville (11/23/05)
Billy Gene Peterson, 71, of Leachville died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at his home in Manila. Born at Denton, he was the son of the late John and Opal Turnbow Peterson and had lived most of his life in Holland, Mich., before returning to Northeast Arkansas in 1981. He was the widower of Bertha McDaniel Peterson, a retired employee of Scott Manufacturing in Michigan and a member of the Second Baptist Church in Leachville...
Mildred Turnbow - Blytheville (11/23/05)
Mildred "Bill" Turnbow, 79, of Blytheville, formerly of Leachville, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late William Robert and Ruth Aaron and had been a longtime Leachville resident where she and her husband owned and operated Turnbow Grocery for many years before making their home in Blytheville...
Gladys Barnes - Lake City (11/30/05)
Gladys Barnes, 79, of Lake City died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at the Manila Nursing Center. She was born in Cherry Valley and lived most of her life in the Lake City, Dixie and Shugtown area. She was of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include a son, Elzia "Bud" Barnes of Dixon, Mo.; two daughters, Martha "Dolly" Faircloth of Graham, N.C., and Ollie Church of Lake City; two brothers; two sisters; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren...
Larry Michael Taylor - Jonesboro (11/30/05)
Larry Michael Taylor, 52, of Jonesboro died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at his residence. Born at Jonesboro, he lived most of his life as a resident of Jonesboro. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting. He served as a deputy sheriff for the Craighead County Sheriff's Department and a state trooper for the Arkansas State Police. He owned and operated Couch's Barbeque of Paragould...
Evelyn Irene Adcock Tucker - Caraway (11/30/05)
Evelyn Irene Adcock Tucker, 83, of Caraway died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at her residence. Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., she lived in the Milligan Ridge area most of her life. She was a homemaker and member of Caraway First Baptist Church. Survivors include six sons, Loren Adcock, Donnie Adcock and Rickie Adcock, all of Jonesboro, Bill Adcock and Robert Adcock of Caraway and Michael Adcock of Manila; six daughters, Betty Brown and Barbara Wallace, both of Caraway, Mary Hollis of Milligan Ridge, Linda Bowden of Lake City, Carolyn Wrinkles of Ash Flat and Brenda Gettleman of Granite City, Ill.; a brother, Raymond Dau of Detroit, Mich.; 26 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.. ...
William Alonzo Baskin, Jr. - Vardaman, Tenn. (11/30/05)
William Alonzo Baskin Jr., 75, of Vardaman, Tenn., died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, in Tupelo, Miss. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Louise Jaggers Baskin of the home; a sister, Bettye McCollum of Monette; and a nephew, Michael McCollum of Jonesboro...
John Paul Bridges - Leachville (11/30/05)
John Paul Bridges, 51, of Leachville, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, he was a lifelong resident of the area and attended the Les Passe Developmental center in Memphis. Survivors include two broths, Ronnie Bridges and Mike bridges, both of Leachville; three sisters, Mari Hayden of Leachville, Kathy Howell of Jonesboro and Pam bridges of Lavernia, Texas...
Glenna Dunkerson - Monette (11/30/05)
Glenna Jewell Dunkerson, 88, of Monette, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born in Formosa, she was a former resident of Rosebud and had been a resident of Manila for the past three years. She worked as a certified nursing assistant and she with her late husband farmed for many years in Caraway...
Gladys Lucille Harrison - Monette (11/30/05)
Gladys Lucille Harrison, 81, of Monette died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Savannah, Tenn., she lived in the Monette area most of her life. She was a retired florist and a member of Monette First Baptist Church...
John Crafton Hornberger - Memphis, Tenn. (11/30/05)
John Crafton Hornberger, 70, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Manila, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at Hilton Head Memorial Hospital in Hilton Head, S.C. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Joe Gilbert and Lucie Hawkins Hornberger. He was a graduate of Blytheville High School and the University of Memphis and was a retired investment banker...
Ida Marie Kennett - Leachville (11/30/05)
Ida Marie Kennett, 89, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Smithville, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Ada Smith Moore, had been a Leachville resident for most of her life and was the widow of Norman Kennett. ...
Emma Pearline Morgan - Lepanto (11/30/05)
Emma Pearline Morgan, 76, of Lepanto died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005. Survivors include three sons, C.D. Morgan of Columbus, Ga., Freddie Morgan of Caraway and Billy Wayne Morgan of Appleton, Wis.; a daughter, Johnnie Holmes of West Memphis; five sisters; four brothers; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren...
April Hawkins - Manila (11/16/05)
Mary April Hawkins, 39, of Manila, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Regional Medical center in Memphis, Tenn. Born at Blytheville she was the daughter of the late John Webster "J.W." Hawkins and had been a lifelong Manila area resident and was of the Baptist Faith...
Carrie Ivonne Branom Martin (11/16/05)
Carrie Ivonne (Branom) Martin, 66, of Austin, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at her residence in Austin. Born June 10, 1939 at Manila, she was the daughter of Emmitt Filmore Branom and Nora Elizabeth (Crafton) Branom. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for Osceola Healthcare...
Hattie Leenora Mills - St. Joseph, Mich. (11/16/05)
Hattie Leenora Mills, 84, of St. Joseph, Mich., formerly of Manila, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph, Mich. Born at Sardis, Miss., she was the daughter of the late John Mangrum and Mattie Wright Branch, had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She had lived in Michigan for the past 10 years. She was the widow of Nolan Mills, a homemaker, and a Baptist...
James O. Ruple - Osceola (11/16/05)
James O. Ruple, 69, of Osceola, died Nov. 8, 2005, at SMC Regional Medical Center in Osceola. He was born Dec. 9, 1935, at Fulton, Miss. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith. He had been a lifetime resident of Mississippi County. He is survived by a daughter, Brenda Hopper, of Osceola; four sons, Billy Ruple of Fulton, Miss., James Ruple of Jonesboro, Terry Ruple of Zion, Ill., and Donald Ruple of Manila; a sister, Bessie Oaks, of Fulton, Miss., a brother, Dwight Hopper, of Belmont, Miss.; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.. ...
Evelyn Nesbit Fleeman - Manila (11/16/05)
Evelyn Nesbit Fleeman, 91, of Manila, the widow of Tom Fleeman, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at her home. Born at White Oak, Mo., she was the daughter of Urban and Allie Robertson Griffith and had been a Manila resident since 1925. She was a longtime member of the Manila United Methodist Church serving in the Chancel Choir and the United Methodist Women. Mrs. Fleeman was a retired beautician...
Roy Cleghorn - Monette (11/16/05)
Roy Cleghorn, 62, of Monette died Tuesday, Nov. 8, at St. Bernard's Medical center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette and formerly of Holland, Mich., he lived the past two years in Monette. He retired from Flint Ink Company as a production worker and was of the Assembly of God belief. He was a member of BIC Classic Car club...
Raymond Baldridge - Monette (11/16/05)
Raymond K. Baldridge, 75, of Monette died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at NEA Medical center. Born in Childress, he lived in the Monette area his lifetime. He was a retired school teacher and was a charter member of the Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 558...
*¿Dr. M.C. Milligan (11/02/05)
Dr. M. C. Milligan was born in Manila on April 25 1932 to Clyde Milligan and Hettie Hutton Milligan. He lived in Manila until age 18 graduating high school there in 1951. He then went to The University of Arkansas Fayetteville where he majored in chemistry and attending that institution until July 1954 at which time he entered The University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis. ...
Thomas Wilson Middleton - Leachville (11/02/05)
Thomas Wilson Middleton, 92, of Leachville, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, at his home. Born at Senath, Mo., he was the son of the late James and Emma Pierce Middleton and was a lifelong resident of the Leachville area. He was a former cotton gin bookkeeper and was a retired farmer. Mr. Middleton was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a Methodist and member of the Masonic Lodge...
Sandra Kay Gray - Monette (11/02/05)
Sandra Kay Gray, 54, of Monette died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, in Monette. Born at St. Louis, Mo., she lived in Monette for the past 15 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Jessica Gray of Monette; her parents, Bill and Deloris Fleetwood of Monette; and a sister, Vickey Fleetwood of Nashville, Tenn...
Leamon Jesse Dewitt - Black Oak (11/02/05)
Leamon Jesse Dewitt, 92, of Black Oak, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Wideman, he was the son of the late Franklin and Elvie Skidmore Dewitt. He had been a Black Oak resident since 1942 and was a retired farmer...
Helen Davis - Bryant (11/02/05)
Helen Davis, 83, of Bryant died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Born at Jonesboro, she had lived in the Jonesboro area until about 20 years ago, when she moved to Bryant. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ...
Opal Cornish - Monette (11/02/05)
Opal Cornish, 88, of Monette, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, at Craighead Nursing Center. She was a homemaker, a member of Mt. Pleasant General Baptist Church, and had lived in Jonesboro three years, formerly of Monette. She is survived by three sisters, Maxine Metts of Phoenix, Ariz., Jo Ann O-Leary of Concord, Mass., and Emma Tripplett of Little Rock; a brother, Ralph Barnett of Draso; three sons, David Cornish of Milton, Fla., Mike Cornish of Benbrook, Texas, and Ricky Cornish of West Plains, Mo.; six daughters, Anna Johnson of Fairdealing, Mo., Loretta Cude of Leachville, Linda Womack of Jonesboro, Pat Cook of Monette, Nona Emmons of Mt. ...
James Edwards Bridges, Jr. - Leachville (11/02/05)
James Edward Bridges, Jr., 85, of Leachville died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, at his home. Born at Bragg City, Mo., he was the son of the late James Edward and Jewell Looney Bridges and had been a Leachville resident since 1941. He was a retired farmer and former employee of the Arkansas State Plant Board, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a Baptist...
Russell Ceo Wooldridge - Jonesboro (11/02/05)
Russell Cleo Wooldridge, 89, of Jonesboro died Monday, Oct. 24, 3005, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Walnut Ridge, he lived in Northeast Arkansas all of his life. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, retired from Crane Company and a member of Cottage Home Baptist Church...
Infant Kelsey Marie Tilley - Jonesboro (11/02/05)
Kelsey Marie Tilley, infant daughter of Kara Tilley and Michael Box of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, at Women's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Royal and Jill Tilley of Monette and Aileen Easter of Brookland...
Lillian Carroll Brown - Osceola (11/09/05)
Lillian Carroll Brown, 85, of Osceola, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at South Mississippi County Regional Hospital. Born Thursday, Aug. 5, 1920, in Rockbridge County, Vir., to Yost Connor and Mary (Irving) Connor, she was a homemaker and member of First Presbyterian Church in Osceola...
Sarah Singleton - Paragould (11/09/05)
Sarah Frances Lloyd Singleton, a resident of Greene Acres Nursing Home, formerly of Cardwell, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. She was born Nov. 20, 1916, in Newton County, Ga., and would have been 89 this month. She attended the Church of Christ in Cardwell...
Ruth Helen Brown - Black Oak (11/09/05)
Ruth Helen Brown, 87, of Black Oak died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Black Oak Baptist Church. She was born in Caraway to Pearly and Katie Clark Kelems. She is survived by her husband, C.R. Brown of the home; a son, Paul Brown of Jonesboro; two daughters, Paulette Fleming of Troy, Mich., and Wynette Hall of Gaithersburg, Md.; a sister, Mildred Brown of Caraway; and three grandchildren...
Charline Johnson - Blytheville (11/09/05)
Charline Johnson, 74, of Blytheville died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at her home. She was born July 13, 1931 in Hickory Flat, Miss. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. She is survived by 10 daughters, Betty Boone of Gosnell, Phyllis Moore and Teresa Houston of Harrisburg, Judy Johnson of Osceola, Mary Lee England of Wilson, Lisa Butterworth of Lost Cane, Connie Sutton and Tina Evans of Luxora, Vicki Burse of Manila, and Rhonda West of Burdette; five sons, Mack Johnson of Burdette, Billy Johnson of Poway, Calif., Kenneth Johnson of Dell, Randy Johnson of Gosnell, and Scotty Johnson of Orange Park, Fla.; 42 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.. ...
Charles "Pete" McDole - Jonesboro (11/09/05)
Charles "Pete" McDole, 66, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at his residence. McDole was born May 29, 1939, in Leachville. He retired from Riceland Foods. He is survived by two sons, Randy McDole of Paragould and Neil McDole of Memphis; a brother, Jimmy McDole of Jonesboro; a grandchild, Kristen McDole; and a great-grandchild, Aiden McDole...
Norma Lou Griffith - Paragould (11/09/05)
Norma Lou Griffith, 76, of Paragould, formerly of Manila, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Paragould, she was the daughter of the late John and Iva Dollar Steele and had been a Manila resident for 21 years before making her home in Paragould in 2000. She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith...
Sharon Dewitt Fulling - Blytheville (11/09/05)
Sharon Dewitt Fulling, 67, of Blytheville, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to Bryan and Mary Witsman DeWitt in Decker, Ind., she had lived in Blytheville for the past 25 years. She was the Dean for Nursing, Allied Health, HPER, at Arkansas Norhteastern College, held a Masters Degree in Nursing Education and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Blytheville...
Eddie Esters - Jonesboro (11/09/05)
Eddie Esters, 58, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005. Born in Jonesboro, he worked 28 years for General Electric before retiring. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Esters of the home; a son, Robert Esters, Navy, of Mayport, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Stephanie Currie of Lake City; four sisters, Ida Hobbs of Jonesboro, Jessie Winners of Memphis, Ruby Wilbert of Little Rock and Bobbie Anderson of West Memphis; two brothers, Elijah Anderson and Raymond Anderson, both of Blytheville; and 10 grandchildren.. ...
Opal B. Bugg - Columbia, Mo. (11/09/05)
Opal Bugg, 91, of Columbia, Mo., formerly of Manila, widow of Rev. George Bugg, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at University Hospital in Columbia. Born in Manila she was the daughter of the late L.S. and Anna Milligan and had been a long-time Manila resident before making her home in Columbia in 1999. She was a homemaker and a long-time member of Westside Baptist Church in Manila...
Wilma Yvonne Bice - Leachville (11/02/05)
Wilma Yvonne Bice, 69, of Leachville died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Newark she was the daughter of the late William and Nora Gilliam Looney. She had been a Leachville resident since 1984. She was a retired stock controller for Arlee Manufacturing and of the Church of Christ faith...