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Obituaries from May 2006

Mary Sue Wallace Woodsmall - Heber Springs (05/31/06)
Mary Sue Wallace Woodsmall died Monday, May 22, 2006, in Heber Springs where she resided for the past six years. She was born Oct. 7, 1925, to the late Ben and Alice (Price) Wallace near Monette. She spent her life there until she married Harvey C. Woodsmall on Jan. ...
Terry Lynn Adams - Paragould (05/25/06)
Terry Lynn Adams, 53, of Paragould died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at his residence. He was born Feb. 28, 1953, in Leachville and was a 1971 graduate of Oak Grove High School. Mr. Adams was a truck driver for Celadon Trucking and of the Baptist faith...
Chloe Laverne Garner - Gosnell (05/25/06)
Chloe Laverne Garner, 94, of Gosnell, formerly of Manila, died Monday, May 15, 2006, at the Gosnell Nursing Home. Born in Elizabeth, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Roxie Bedwell Scott and had been a longtime Manila resident before making her home in the Blytheville area in 1974 and was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Manila...
Paul "Leon" Gipson, Jr. - Black Oak (05/25/06)
Paul "Leon" Gipson, Jr., 64, of Black Oak, died May 15, 2006. He grew up in the Oak Grove Community and graduated from Valley View High School in 1961. He owned and operated Gipson Well Co., an irrigation water-well and pump business, since 1971. In 1991, the business moved to Monette. ...
Darrell Wayne Griffin - Manila (05/25/06)
Darrell Wayne Griffin, 59, of Manila, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at his home. Born at Blytheville, he was the son of the late Edward and Cora Miller Griffin and had lived most of his life in Manila. Mr. Griffin lived in Blytheville for 23 years where he was a former chemical plant operator. ...
Iva Lee Hutchins - Chico, Calif. (05/25/06)
Iva Lee Hutchins died in Chico, Calif., on Sunday, May 14, 2006, at the age of 86. Born Jan. 17, 1920, at Monette, she was the eighth child of William Auddie and Lizzie Lou Stewart of Macey. She married Thomas Clay Hutchins in 1941 and they farmed in Monette and Nettleton until 1948, when they moved to St. ...
Infant Madison Blaire Bradley - Leachville (05/25/06)
Madison Blaire Bradley, infant daughter of Ronnie and Campie Bradley, of Leachville, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at The Med in Memphis. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Christian Tyler Bradley, of Blytheville; paternal grandparents, Ronnie Bradley of Mississippi, Billy and Ricki Varnell of Blytheville; maternal grandparents, Randall and Linda Foutch of Leachville, Ray Wilson of Arbyrd, Joddie Smithee of Mammoth Spring; great-grandparents, Henry and Kathryn Boren of Blytheville, Clytee Bradley of Mississippi, Mary Varnell of Senath, Dan and Gladys Smithee of Mammoth Spring.. ...
Marie Ingram - Manila (05/25/06)
Margaret Marie Ingram, 83, of Manila, died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Caraway, she was the daughter of the late William Franklin and Mary Jane Bennett Still and had lived most of her life in Manila. She was the widow of B.A. Ingram, a homemaker, and was the last charter member of the Westside Church of God in Manila...
Billie Renfrow - Arbyrd (05/25/06)
Billie June Renfrow, 72, of Arbyrd, Mo., died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Senath Nursing Home. She was born in Jonesboro to the late William Bill Gibson and Willie Maud Jones. Surviving are her husband, Gene Renfrow; a son, Arlen Renfrow of Madisonville, Ky.; a daughter, Connie Rose of Jonesboro; three brothers, Lowell, Jerry and Dwayne Gibson; six sisters, Imogene Gay, Willie Jean Gwinn, Thelma Kelley, Glenda Fredricks, Mary Lee Alberson and Dianne Owens; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.. ...
Geneva Irene Wortham - Jonesboro (05/25/06)
Geneva Irene Wortham, 80, of Jonesboro, formerly of Manila, died Friday, May 19, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. The widow of J.W. Edward "Bud" Wortham, she was born at Greenbrier and was the daughter of the late Walter and Katie Hearn Cullum. She was a longtime Manila resident before making her home in Jonesboro four years ago. She was a retired clerk, having worked for the City of Manila, and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Manila...
Tommy O. Moon - Virginia (05/31/06)
Tommy O. Moon, 74, of Glen Allen, Vir., died Tuesday, May 16, 2006. He was a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran, serving on the USS Massey DD778, and retired after a long career in the printing industry in Richmond, Vir. He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor W. and Inez Doty Moon; two sisters, Rochelle Norman and Jeanette Mawbry; and two brothers, William and Charles Moon...
Donnie Wayne Kelton - Caraway (05/31/06)
Donnie Wayne Kelton, 57, of Caraway, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, in Caraway. He was born and lived his lifetime in Caraway. He was manager at Black Oak Gin and served on the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service where he served as president for two years. He also served on the Arbyrd Cotton Co-op Board and was an Alpha Gamma Rho. He was a member of Buffalo Chapel Baptist Church...
Jewell Jackson - Senath (05/31/06)
Hatred Jewell Jackson, 83, of Senath died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born at Moorehouse, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Homer and Gertrude Dilts Cox and had lived most of her life in the Cardwell and Arbyrd areas. She was the widow of John Ruben Jackson, Sr., was a homemaker and had attended Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell and Silverdale Baptist Church near Arbyrd...
Johnie E. Ingram - Dugginsville, Mo. (05/31/06)
Funeral services for Johnie E. Ingram, 92, of Dugginsville, Mo., were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2006, at Salem General Baptist Church at Ocie, Mo. with Rev. Lynn Jennings officiating. Burial was in the Hart Cemetery at Dugginsville under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home of Branson...
David Householder - Lake City (05/31/06)
David Dewayne Householder, 38, of Lake City died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was born May 16, 1968, at Trumann to Kenneth and Kathy Bland Householder. He worked as a union carpenter and was a member of the Carpenter's Local No. 345. He was Past Worshipful Master of the Lake City Masonic Lodge No. 405 and a member of the Poinsett County Speedway...
Hazel Marie Dodson - Monette (05/31/06)
Hazel Marie Dodson, 86, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at Monette Manor. Born in Swifton, she lived in Monette, formerly of Caraway. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her sister, Helen Gooch, of Jonesboro; two brothers, J.W. Gadberry and Berlin Gadberry, both of Florida; nieces, Bonnie May of Jonesboro, Cathy McElroy and Diane Price, both of Monette; great-nephew, Brandon Price of Monette, and great-niece, Melissa Pendergrass of Monette...
Patsy J. Scott - Canon City, CO (05/17/06)
Patsy J. Scott, 70, of Canon City, Colo., died Tuesday, May 9, 2006. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Bartholomew. She was born Jan. 24, 1936, in Blytheville. She was a homemaker and a member of the "Gad Abouts" in Canon City for several years. She had lived in Canon City since 1999...
Virginia Ridge - Lake City (05/17/06)
Virginia Ridge, 85, of Lake City died Sunday, Mary 7, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She had lived her entire life in the Lake City area and taught school at Lake City for over 17 years. She was a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church...
William Frankford Powers - Manila (05/17/06)
William Frankford Powers, 89, of Manila died Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Carlisle, Tenn., he was the son of the late Herbert and Cora Starnes Powers. He had lived in Manila since 2002 and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Powers was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and received two bronze stars for his service in Sicily, North Africa and Italy...
Viola Faye Niswonger - Schugtown (05/17/06)
Viola Faye Niswonger, 70, of Schugtown died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, in Arkansas Methodist Medical Center at Paragould. Born Sept. 5, 1935, at Leachville, she was a retired custodian from Arkansas State University and a member of Mt. Olive Pentecostal Church...
Lucille Vassar - Manila (05/03/06)
Annamae Lucille Vassar, 82, of Manila, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at her home. Born at East St. Louis, Ill., she was the daughter of the late John and Iva Mae Zolman Hardy and had been a Manila resident most of her life. She was the widow of Eugene Vassar, who died earlier this year, and was a retired nurse's aide for the Manila Nursing Center...
Hubert Elmer Johnson - Leachville (05/03/06)
Hubert Elmer Johnson, 73, of Leachville died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Steele, Mo., he was the son of the late Sam and Many Sachet Johnson and was a retired farmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Timmy Johnson, and grandson, Orlan Johnson...
Mary Lucy (Lou) Fletcher - Manila (05/03/06)
Mary Lucy (Lou) Fletcher, 93, of Manila, widow of Frank Fletcher, died Friday, April 28, 2006, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center in Walnut Ridge. Born at Walcott, she was the daughter of the late Lowen and Nora Belk Hill. Mrs. Fletcher moved with her family to Manila in 1921 and was a member of the Manila First Baptist Church...
Robert Coy Shuemake - Benton Harbor, Mich. (05/10/06)
Robert Coy Shuemake, 82, of Benton Harbor, Mich., formerly of Monette, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Caratel Inn in St. Joseph. Born in Enolia to James and Laura (Roland) Shuemake, he had lived in the Benton Harbor community since 1950. As a young man, he was a farmer. He became employed with Auto Specialties at the St. Joseph and Benton Harbor plants for 30 years, and was a train engineer for the local House of David. In his retirement, he returned to farming and agricultural work...
Ray Blankenship - Jonesboro (05/10/06)
Ray Blankenship, 71, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at his residence. He was born in Saltillo, Tenn., and lived in Jonesboro since 1994 coming from Blytheville. He was a retired route salesman for the Interstate Bakery and a member of the Walnut Street Baptist Church...
Carolyn Sue Cobbs - Cardwell (05/17/06)
Carolyn Sue Cobbs, 67, of Cardwell, Mo., died May 10, 2006, at Monette Manor. She was born June 17, 1938, in Cardwell, Mo., the daughter of the late M.K. and Julie Jones Bishop. She was retired from Brown Shoe Company and of General Baptist belief. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Cobbs of the home; a daughter, Julie Jackson, and son, Mark Cobbs, of Paragould; brothers, Julius Barlow of Barnhart, Mo., David Barlow of Imperial, Mo., Pat Barlow of Moore, Okla.; sisters, Shirley Trumble of Robertsville, Mo., Joyce Bays of O'Fallon, Mo., Linda Jones of Kirkwood, Mo., and Judy Barlow of Virbumun, Mo.; grandchildren, Mandy Jackson and Josh and Jarrod Thomas.. ...
Kristen Nicole Ward - Luxora (05/17/06)
Kristen Nicole Ward, 19, of Luxora, died May 3, 2006, at her home. She was born Sept. 6, 1986, in Osceola. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. She is survived by her parents Ronald and Renee Ward of Gosnell, and Donna Ward of Luxora; grandparents, Marie Ward of Walnut Ridge, David Ward of Lake City, and James and Janice Lee of Gosnell; a daughter, Zaria Watts of Luxora; a son, Malachai watts of Luxora; two sisters, Jessica Ward of Horseshoe Bend and Morgan Adams of Manila; three brothers, Chris Ward of Gosnell, Lee Ward and Dewayne Ward of Luxora.. ...
Grace Halpain - Manila (05/17/06)
Grace Halpain, 92, of Manila died Thursday, May 4, 2006, in Osceola. She is survived by two sons, Frank Halpain of Osceola and Albert Halpain of Manila; two daughters, Rosie Tomlin of Clifton, Ariz., and Gladys Basquez of Thatcher, Ariz.; a brother, Jessie Mullins of Tennessee; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren...
Logan Dale Benafield - Leachville (05/17/06)
Logan Dale Benafield, infant son of Stephen and Dianna Benafield of Leachville, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Freddy and Donna Birdsong. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Kelsey Plunkett, of the home; his paternal grandparents, Thomas and Melba Dill of West Memphis, Irma Shipley of Manila, Martha Benafield of Memphis, and adopted maternal grandmother, Shelly Woods of Bay...
Wayne Marshall - Manila (05/17/06)
Audrey Wayne Marshal, 76, of Manila, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette, he was the son of the late Audrey Lee and Mary Lou Hoskins Marshall and had been a resident of Northeast Arkansas for most of his life. ...
Mary Frances McElroy - Jonesboro (05/17/06)
Mary Frances McElroy, 87, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at Craighead Nursing Center. Born at Napa, Idaho, she lived in Jonesboro one year, and was formerly of Lake City. She was a homemaker and she had worked at Frolic Footwear Company. She was a member of Refuge General Baptist Church...
Willard Whitlow - Lynn (05/03/06)
Willard Whitlow, 78, of Lynn died Monday, April 26, 2006, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Walnut Ridge. Mr. Whitlow was a retired carpenter and a minister. Survivors include three sons, Larry Whitlow of Forrest City, Randy Whitlow of Lynn, and Stanley Whitlow of Leachville; two daughters, Judy Boyd of Amity and Pauline Walker of Hoxie; a brother, Worrence Whitlow of Lynn; three sisters, Mildred Maxwell of Saffell, Faye Couturier of Memphis and Millie Daggett of Colona, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.. ...
James Cecil Brickell - Jonesboro (05/03/06)
James Cecil Brickell, 78, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at his residence. Born in Caraway, he lived the past two and a half years in Jonesboro. He was a farmer and cotton ginner. He was also a business partner with Cecil Andrews in Central Oil Company. ...
Stanley Ray Brock - Leachville (05/03/06)
Stanley Ray Brock, 64, of Leachville, died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville he was the son of the late Stanley Richard "Dick" and Mae Robins Brock. He was a 1960 graduate of Leachville High School and was a lifelong area resident. He was a retired farmer and landowner for over 35 years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Leachville...
James T. "Jimmy" Brown - Caraway (05/03/06)
James T. "Jimmy" Brown, 63, of Caraway, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Viola, he lived all his life in Caraway. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Betty; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Joyce Brown of Caraway; a son, Larry Brown, of Osceola; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Ray Birdno of Rivervale; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and William Mullins of Lake City; brother, Robert Brown of Viola; sisters, Marie Dunkerson of Caraway, Lavora East of St. ...
Edna B. Holland - Monette (05/03/06)
Edna B. Holland, 85, of Monette, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mrs. Holland was born on March 12, 1921, at Lowell to Arthur and Frankie Smith. She was an active member of the Church of Christ in Monette and a member of the Eastern Star...
Edwin Chalmer Talley - Manila (05/03/06)
Edwin Chalmer Talley, 93, of Manila, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at his home. Born at Broseley, Mo., he was the son of the late Robert and Arizona Brown Talley and was a former longtime resident of St. Charles, Ill. He was a retired painter and had been a Manila resident for the past 10 years...
Bobby Davis - Paragould (05/03/06)
Bobby Cullion Davis, 63, of Paragould died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born July 5, 1942, in Liberty, Mo., the son of the late John Cullion and Rosa Mae Jackson Davis. He was a Navy veteran and a self-employed cabinet maker. He was of the Baptist belief...