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Obituaries from March 2006

Gwendel Ray Rickman - Hornersville (03/29/06)
Gwendel Ray Rickman, 50, of Hornersville, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at his home. Born at Kennett, he had lived most of his life in Hornersville and was a farmer. He served his country in the U.S. Army for 12 years and was of the Baptist faith...
Marlyn Janet Hobbs - Lepanto (03/29/06)
Marlyn Janet Hobbs, 44, of Lepanto died Monday, March 20, 2006. Born at Marked Tree, she was a member of Lepanto Church of God and a loan processor at First Community Bank in Marked Tree. She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Kirby. Survivors include her husband, Perry Dewayne Hobbs of Lepanto; two sons, Joshua Perry Hobbs of Manila and Caleb Aaron Hobbs of Lepanto; two sisters, Phylis Bell of Marked Tree and Dianne Morgan of Laurel Hill, N.C., and her mother, Janet George of Marked Tree.. ...
Alfred Clark - Manila (03/22/06)
Alfred Clark, 76, of Manila, formerly of Blytheville, died Friday, March 17, 2006, at the Manila Nursing Home. Born May 8, 1929 in Keiser to Clem Clark and Augus Lumpman Clark he was of the Baptist faith and a construction worker. Graveside services and burial were 1 p.m. Monday at Mississippi County Memorial Gardens, Osceola...
Janice C. Golden - Black Oak (03/22/06)
Janice C. Golden, 76, of Black Oak, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at her residence. Born in Hornersville, Mo., she lived in Black Oak her lifetime. She was a homemaker and a member of Black Oak Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Belinda Hansen, of Jonesboro; a son, Ricky Golden, of Osceola; and several nieces and nephews...
Anna June Simpkins Griffith - Rector (03/22/06)
Funeral services for Anna June Simpkins Griffith, 85, of Rector, were held Monday, March 13, at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel of Rector. Burial was in Woodland Heights Cemetery of Rector. Mrs. Griffith died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Regional Medical center in Memphis...
Linnie James - St. Louis (03/22/06)
Linnie James, 92, died March 20, 2006. A resident of St. Louis, Mo., and former long-time Manila resident, she was a member of the Bayless Baptist Church. Relatives include brothers, the late Roy Patterson and Jake Patterson of Florida; son, the late Bill James of Bowling Green, Ky.; daughter-in-law Pearl of Warrington, Mo., daughter, Rena Crites of St. ...
Wanda Mae Kidd - Bono (03/22/06)
Wanda Mae Kidd, 70, of Bono, died Sunday, March 19, 1006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born near Monette, she lived near Keiser before moving to the Bono area 30 years ago. Mrs. Kidd was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Bono for 20 years and a member of the Southside Apostolic Church for two years...
Rev. Harold C. Thompson Sr. - Blytheville (03/22/06)
The Rev. Harold C. Thompson, Sr., 99, of Blytheville died March 9 in Blytheville. Born to Haskins and Antonia Carney Thompson at Blytheville, he was an evangelist and pastored at Nazarene Churches in Pine Bluff and Helena. Survivors are his son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Sue Thompson Jr. of Blytheville; a sister, Rebecca Mitchell, of Monette; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren...
Grace Henrietta Anderson - Big Flat (03/29/06)
Grace Henrietta Anderson, 84, of Big Flat died Wednesday, March 22, 2006. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Ralph Anderson; three sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Sue Anderson of Lake City, Gary and Kathy Anderson of Conway, and Dennis and Susan Anderson of Pearsy; a daughter, Fredia Kay Anderson of Marshall; two sisters, Willodean Smith and Maxine Pemberton, both of Big Flat; a brother, Doyce Treat of Big Flat; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren...
Betty Jean Thompson Smith - Leachville (03/29/06)
Betty Jean Thompson Smith, 78, of Leachville, formerly of Paragould, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at her residence. Born in Paragould, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Cora Bryson Thompson and had been a Leachville resident since 1974. She was a homemaker and a member of Browns Chapel Baptist Church near Manila...
Matha Wayne Bogard - Piggott (03/29/06)
Matha Wayne Bogard, 45, of Piggott, formerly of Manila, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at Murphy Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Piggott. He was the son of the late Lloyd Bogard and had been a long-time Manila area resident before making his home in Piggott in 2004. He was a self employed mill wright...
Katrina Kay Henry - Caraway (03/29/06)
Katrina Kay Henry, 59, of Caraway died at her residence, Sunday, March 19, 2006. She was born in Caraway to Euthran and Margrett Abernathy. She was a retired employee of American Greetings in Osceola. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Ladies Sunday School class...
Charlie Chandler - Manila (03/15/06)
Charlie Chandler, 64, of Manila, formerly of Yarbro, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at the Manila Nursing Center. He leaves his children, Stephanie "Stevi" Comstock of Caruthersville, Mo., and Ken Chandler of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; a brother, Bobby Chandler, and his wife, Janie Lee, of Austin; a sister, Geneva Keller, and her husband, Rhul, of Blytheville; and 10 grandchildren...
Thomas "Tommy Fredrick Herndon - Osceola (03/15/06)
Thomas "Tommy" Fredrick Herndon, 62, of Osceola, died March 11, 2006, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Born Sept. 4, 1943, in Union City, Tenn., he was retired from American Greetings in Osecola. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church of Osceola...
Riley "Son" Martin - Beech Grove (03/15/06)
Riley "Son" Martin, 87, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Born in Red Onion, Son was a veteran of World War II and a retired logger and farmer. He spent the majority of his life in the Stanford community. He is survived by his wife, Christna, of 58 years; three sons, James, and his wife, Carol, of Paragould, Charles of Beech Grove, and Windell and his wife, Nell, of Pocahontas; four grandsons, Jeff and his wife, Jamie, of Paragould, Steve of Paragould, Samuel and his wife, Kasey, of Jonesboro, and Derek of Pocahontas; a great-grandson, Justin of Paragould; a brother, Gene Martin of Paragould; a sister, Lou Cole of Arbyrd; and a step-sister, Martha Stevens.. ...
Ernest Simpson - Jonesboro (03/15/06)
Ernest "Ernie" Lee Simpson died Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born June 5, 1939 in Sidon, Ark., to Alvin and Velma Simpson. He graduated from Searcy High School in 1957 and went on to Arkansas State University to earn a bachelor's and master's of music degrees. ...
Peggy Stewart - Campbell, Mo. (03/15/06)
Peggy Downing Stewart, 80, of Campbell, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott. Born Aug. 13, 1925, in Caruthersville, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Willie Sexton Downing. She was a school teacher. She was a member of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association, the Campbell United Methodist Church, Campbell Federated Garden Club and the Campbell Chapter No. 92 of the Order of the Eastern Star...
Elvin Casey - Brookland (03/15/06)
Elvin Casey, 66, of Brookland died Monday, March 6, 2005, at his home. Born in Monette, he had lived most of his life in the Jonesboro-Brookland area. He owned and operated Casey Roofing Company for several years. He was preceded in death by his father, Hubert Casey, and his mother, Martha Stewart Casey...
L.B. Baker - Trumann (03/15/06)
L.B. "Red" Baker, 73, of Trumann died Monday, March 6, 2006, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Aug. 17, 1932, in Trumann. A lifelong resident of Trumann, he was the president of the senior class of Trumann High School in 1950. He was a star athlete in three sports in high school. ...
Clyde Samuel "Sam" Ashabranner - Jacksonville (03/08/06)
Clyde Samuel "Sam" Ashabranner, 61 of Jacksonville, died at Rebsamen Medical Center in Jacksonville, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006. He was born in Waldron to the late H. C. and Elsie Ammons Ashabranner, Feb. 19, 1945, and was raised in Manila. He retired from Fleet Tire Service. He was a player and softball coach for many years. Currently he has been the commissioner and a board member for the Jacksonville Youth Softball Program...
Eula Mae Ward - Leachville (03/08/06)
Eula Mae Ward, 85, of Leachville, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Cardwell, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Leonard McClearn and Myrtle Potter McClearn and had lived most of her life in the Leachville area. She was the widow of Grason Ward and was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Willie Keith Davis - Leachville (03/08/06)
Willie Keith Davis, 49, of Leachville died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. He was a lifelong Leachville resident, attended Leachville High School, and was a former employee of Arlee Home Fashions. He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Fendley...
David Joe Wright - Little Rock (03/08/06)
David Joe Wright, 62, of Little Rock, died Feb. 25, 2006. He was born on May 1, 1943 in Blytheville, the son of the late David Crockett Wright and Evelyn Horner Wright. He was a member of Highland Valley United Methodist Church. David was a retired stockbroker, educator and coach. ...
Lavelle "Buzz" Bolin - Manila (03/08/06)
Lavelle "Buzz" Bolin, 65, of Manila, died Saturday, March 4, 2006. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Dora Bell Bennett Bolin and was a lifelong area resident. He was a self-employed brick mason and was a 1958 graduate of Childress High School. He was an accomplished musician and enjoyed playing the guitar and singing Merle Haggard style songs...
Paul Jerry Bookout, Sr. - Jonesboro (03/08/06)
Jerry P. Bookout, 72, well-known Jonesboro resident died Feb. 22, 2006. He was born Nov. 2, 1933, in Rector, the son of the late Paul Otis and Mary Bookout. Bookout is remembered for his commitment to his family and his lifelong dedication to public service as he served his community, his state and his nation. ...
Nola May Brown - Leachville (03/08/06)
Nola May Brown, 96, of Leachville, died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at her home. Born at Black Oak she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Winnie Scott Mangrum and had been a Leachville resident since 1938. She was the widow of W.G. "Bill" Brown and a longtime member of the Leachville First Baptist Church...
Eulis Eugene Vassar - Manila (03/08/06)
Eulis Eugene Vassar, 88, of Manila, died Friday, March 3, 2006, at his home. Born at Bradyville, Tenn., he was the son of the late William and Jessie Perry Vassar and had been a Manila area resident for over 80 years. He was a retired heavy equipment operator, specializing in land leveling...
Gladys L. Smith - Monette (03/08/06)
Gladys L. Smith, 66, of Monette, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Manila, she lived in the Monette area a lifetime. She had worked at American Greetings for 22 years. She was a member of Monette First Baptist Church and was a member of the Eastern Star...
Binford Pittman - Caraway (03/08/06)
Binford "Bud" Pittman, 80, of Caraway died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006. He was born Oct. 23, 1925, the son of Ben and Ivy Moore Pittman. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Pete Pittman; and sisters, Lucy Brooks, Mattie Butler, Ada Tenalio and Eula Ramsey...
Bernard Bryce Milligan - Lake City (03/08/06)
Bernard Bryce Milligan, 48, of Lake City, formerly of Leachville, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at The Med in Memphis. Born at Jonesboro, he was the son of the late Bernard and Millidine Fortenberry Milligan and was a lifelong resident of this area. He was a 1975 graduate of Leachville High School and was a Baptist...
Caleb Aaron Deaton - Jonesboro (03/08/06)
Caleb Aaron Deaton, infant son of Aaron and Courtney Deaton of Jonesboro, died at the St. Bernards Medial Center on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Rhonda and Mike McNabb and Danny and Becky Andrews; paternal grandparents, Ellen and David Joe Deaton, all of Jonesboro; maternal great-grandparents, Glenda and Ronald Roach of Jonesboro and Hazel Andrews of Brookland; and paternal great-grandparents, Mary Lou Deaton and Wanda McCormick, both of Manila.. ...
Joe Bill Tucker - Manila (03/02/06)
Joe Bill Tucker, 86, of Manila, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at his residence. Born in the Sandy Ridge Community, he was the son of the late Tony and Emily Grace Hoover Tucker and had been a longtime Manila area resident where he owned and operated Tucker's Pool Room, a popular recreation center that was known for its food. ...
Todd Lavell Pruitt - Monette (03/02/06)
Todd Lavell Pruitt, 40, of Monette, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Jonesboro, he lived his lifetime in Monette. He was a receiving clerk at Colson Caster Company in Monette and was of the Assembly of God belief. He was an avid Cardinal and Razorback fan and golf player...
Gledis Mae Hill - Monette (03/02/06)
Gledis Mae Hill, 94, of Monette, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Rector, she lived most of her life in the Buffalo Island area. She was a homemaker and a member of Black Oak First Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughters, Glenda Brenner Gower of Monette, Linda Dees of Rockford, Ill., Virginia Brown of Simi Valley, Calif., and Kathleen Milligan of Lancaster, Calif.; and a son, Vernon Hill, of Lake City...
Norman Walter Garver - Leachville (03/02/06)
Norman Walter Garver, the son of the late Gustav and Pauline Rauhut Garver and husband of Billie Fern Pylant Garver, died at the age of 86 on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. He was father to Gloria Adele Horwath of Chicago, Bette Jean Huet of Northport, Ala., and Ann Evelyn DeStefano of Sugarland, Texas. ...
Samuel "S.E." Crews Jr. - Lake City (03/02/06)
Samuel "S.E." Crews Jr., 73, of Lake City died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, in NEA Medical Center at Jonesboro. Born in Bay, he taught school at Bay and Arkansas State University and retired from Trumann High School. He attended Liberty Gospel Church...