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Obituaries from February 2006

Lela Evangeline Swihart - Leachville (02/22/06)
Lela Evangeline Swihart, 93, of Leachville, widow of J.L. Swihart, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Born at Hornersville, Mo., she was the daughter of the late W.W. and Ruth Painter Branum and had lived most of her life in Leachville. She was a farmer's wife, homemaker and member of the Leachville First United Methodist Church...
Tammy Sue Shasteen - Caraway (02/22/06)
Tammy Sue Shasteen, 36, of Caraway, died Thursday morning, Feb. 16, 2006, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Oct. 15, 1969, she was a lifetime resident of Caraway. She was a 1988 graduate of Riverside High school and received a plaque for being the Riverside Rebels Number One Fan. She was very active in church, worked as a candy striper for Methodist Hospital for two years and loved Riverside Rebels basketball. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Caraway...
Violet Dorothy Jones - Leachville (02/22/06)
Violet Dorothy Jones, 83, of Leachville, widow of James C. Jones, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at her residence. Born in Black Oak, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Julia Gray Brooks. She had been a longtime Leachville area resident and had lived many years in Flint, Mich., and New Albany, Miss., before returning to Leachville in 1991...
Hershel Leslie Copeland - Caraway (02/22/06)
Hershel Leslie Copeland, 74, of Caraway, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Booneville, Miss., he lived most of his life in Arkansas. He was a retired janitor from Osceola Shoe Factory and of the Baptist belief...
Wilma Gean Brewer - Caraway (02/22/06)
Wilma Gean Brewer, 60, of caraway, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at her home. She was born April 10, 1945, at Manila. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of God in Prophecy in Caraway. She is survived by her husband, James Brewer, of Caraway; a daughter, Amy Bohannan, of Dyess; two sons, Gregory Baugus and Danny Baugus, both of Caraway; a sister, Elsie Grubbs, of Milligan Ridge; three grandchildren, Heather Chambers and Cody Bohannan of Dyess, Sara Baugus of Hot Springs...
Ginger Brown - Monette (02/15/06)
Ginger Brown, 75, of Monette died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Springfield, Mo., she had lived in Monette and the Black Oak area since 1952. She was a homemaker and a member of Monette Methodist Church. She was the widow of George Brown, who died in 1996, and was preceded in death by her parents, John and Marion McElvancy Allbright...
William M. Davis - Leachville (02/15/06)
William M. "Nook" Davis, 91, of Leachville, died Sunday, February 5, 2006 at his residence. Born in Monetteon Dec. 20, 1914, he lived his lifetime in Leachville. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist belief. He was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran...
Clifton Leon Dunlap - Leachville (02/15/06)
Clifton Leon Dunlap, 59, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette he was the son of the late Harlan Lee and Pearline Pruitt Dunlap and was a lifelong Leachville area resident. He was a 1964 graduate of Leachville High School, U.S. Army veteran and a retired service manager for Baker Implement Company in Blytheville...
Peggy Ruth Mathis - Leachville (02/15/06)
Peggy Ruth Mathis, 76, of Leachville, widow of C.B. "Sonny" Mathis, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2005, at her home. Born at Monette, she was the daughter of the late Guyman and Gladys Gibson Nall and had lived most of her life in Leachville. She was a retired bookkeeper and member of the Leachville First United Methodist Church...
Barbara Nunnally Wideman - Memphis, Tenn. (02/15/06)
Barbara Nunnally Wideman, 62, of Memphis, Tenn., and formerly of Tyronza, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, at her home. She was born in Orlando, Fla., and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Richard Wideman, of Memphis; her mother, Mildred Nunnally, of Manila; sons, Randy Wideman of Horn Lake, Miss., Ray Wideman, also of Horn Lake, and Adam Wideman, of Memphis, Tenn.; daughters, Theresa Sours of Jacksonville, Fla., Michelle Cravens of Lexington, Tenn.; brothers, Ronald Nunnally of Lake City and Donald Nunnally of Manila; 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.. ...
Ruby Elizabeth Parks Ray - Monette (02/15/06)
Ruby Elizabeth Parks Ray, 88, of Monette died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Pleasant Plains, she lived her lifetime in Monette. She was retired from Monette First Baptist Church nursery with 25 years of service. She was a member of Monette Senior Citizens, where she participated in the statewide Senior Olympics competition, winning several awards. She was a member of Monette First Baptist Church...
Roxie Mildred Rice - Lepanto (02/15/06)
Roxie Mildred Rice, 77, of Lepanto, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God. She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Judy Rice; her parents; a sister; three brothers; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren...
Anna Mable Shockley - Manila (02/15/06)
Anna Mable Shockley, 87, of Manila, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Ogden, she was the daughter of the late T.L. "Bud" and Minnie Mae Fletcher Goodman and had lived most of her life on Buffalo Island. She had lived in Manila for the past 18 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Sybil Graham Safley - Miss. (02/08/06)
Services for Sybil Graham Safley, 91, who died Jan. 25, 2006, in Vicksburg, Miss., were held in Greenwood, Miss., Saturday, Jan. 28. Interment was held at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Greenwood. Mrs. Safley was born Nov. 5, 1914, at Alicia. She was married at Monette on Sept. 26, 1931 to T.J. "Pap" Safley. She was a resident of the Poplar Ridge Community until 1942 when they moved to Phillip, Miss...
Sherman Lee Pierce - Ravenden Springs (02/08/06)
Sherman Lee Pierce, 62, of Ravenden Springs died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at his residence. Born Dec. 10, 1943, in Craighead County, son of Henry and Martha Hamilton Pierce, he was an auto body repairman in Paragould and of the Baptist belief. He was united in marriage to Glenda Copeland in 1989...
Robert Lewis Pierce - Leachville (02/08/06)
Robert Lewis Pierce, 85, of Leachville, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. Born in Hornersville, Mo., he was the son of the late Lewis Christopher and India Mae Ellis Pierce and had been a longtime Leachville area resident. Mr. Pierce was a prominent area farmer and landowner, had served with the Leachville Housing Authority as a founding commissioner since 1963...
Edith McLean - Keiser (02/08/06)
Edith McLean, 90, of Keiser, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at her home. Born Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1915, in Judsonia, to Albert and Alta Mae Scudder, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Keiser Church of Christ. She is survived by five sons, Bobby McLean, and wife, Martriess, of Lakeland, Fla., Bill McLean, of Keiser, Gary McLean, and wife, Reba, of El Sobrante, Calif.; Johnny McLean, and wife, Barbara, of Keiser, Danny McLean, and wife, Susie, of Marion; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.. ...
Lois Charlene Long - Manila (02/08/06)
Lois Charlene Long, 77, of Manila, widow of A.J. Long, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at St. Bernards Regional medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Holland, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Seth and Maggie Idora Andrews Herrington, and had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was retired from frolic Footwear in Monette and was a member of the New Harmony Baptist Church near Manila...
William M. Davis - Leachville (02/08/06)
William M. Davis, 91, of Leachville, died Feb. 5, 2006, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.
Elma Tucker Bley - Monette (02/08/06)
Elma Tucker Bley, 91, of Monette, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at her residence. Born in Greenfield, she lived most of her life in Monette. She had worked as a clerk for Watkins Rexall Drug Store in Monette for 14 years. She was a member of Monette First United Methodist Church and was a member of United Methodist Women...
Estell Edna Bell - Jonesboro (02/01/06)
Estell Edna Bell, 92, of Jonesboro formerly of Caraway, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at Jonesboro Healthcare Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Buffalo Chapel Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Sue Bell of Jonesboro and Winona Bell of Eudora; two sisters, Adna Taylor of Leachville, and Willie Collier of Caraway; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews...
Mary Clark - Dalton, Ga. (02/01/06)
Mary Clark, 68, of Dalton, Ga., formerly of Manila, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga. Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Clark of Dalton and Tracy Hickman of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Cindy Clark of Aurora, Ill.; a sister, Lois Lee of Jonesboro; a brother, Buddy Copeland of Blytheville; grandchildren, Tiffany and Timothy Cooper, Shawn Hickman, Shaun Clark; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Tyson Cooper; long time family friend, Sandy Gee of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; nieces and nephews.. ...
Dennis S. Gillmore - Houston, Texas (02/01/06)
Dennis S. Gillmore, 60, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Cardwell, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at Memorial City Hospital in Houston. Born at Cardwell, Mo., he was the son of the late W.C. and Nina Gillmore. He was a 1964 graduate of Cardwell High School and received a B.S. ...
Charles Douglas Hale - Manila (02/01/06)
Charles Douglas Hale, 66, of Manila died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born in the Black Oak Community, he was the son of the late Charles Hale and had lived in Chicago, Ill., before returning to Manila in 1980. He was a former truck driver for Dvan Tool & Die and a member of Northside Baptist Church in Chicago...
Billy Joe Hutton - Kennett (02/01/06)
Billy Joe Hutton, 83, of Kennett, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at the Senath Nursing Center in Senath. Born at Manila he was the son of the late William Joseph and Mary Jewell Wright Hutton. He was valedictorian of the 1940 graduating class of Manila High School and later received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering form the University of Arkansas. ...
Richard Clay Miller - Monette (02/01/06)
Richard Miller, 72, son of the late Thomas Clay and Goldie Marie Stacey Miller, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Michelle Miller of Monette and Scott and Miscy Miller of Searcy; a daughter, Vicki Miller of Trumann; and grandchildren, Terry "T.J." Miller, Jr. and Courtney Miller, both of Monette...
Adell Scott Patterson - Leachville (02/01/06)
Adell Scott Patterson, 94, of Leachville died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. She was the widow of Leroy "John" Scott and Homer Franklin Patterson. Born at Sherman, Miss., she was the daughter of the late William and Lonia Malone Brown and had been a Leachville resident for the past 63 years. She was a homemaker and member of the Leachville First Baptist Church...
Richard Thacker - Leachville (02/01/06)
Richard Thacker, 59, of Leachville, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Strawberry, he was the son of the late Jack and Grace Tanner Thacker. He was a 1967 graduate of Poughkeepsie High School and has been a Leachville area resident for the past 40 years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Thacker was a supervisor at Emerson Electric in Paragould...
Thomas Eugene Akins - Monette (02/01/06)
Thomas Eugene Akins, 66, died Saturday Jan. 28, 2006 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro after a brief illness. He was born on Sept.17, 1939, in Manila. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Franklin Akins, and mother, Maxine Juanita Wallace. He was of the Baptist belief and enjoyed a career in farming...