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Obituaries from June 2006

Billy Joe Wood - Jonesboro (06/28/06)
Billy Joe Wood, 69, of Jonesboro, formerly of Caraway, died at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro on Sunday, June 18, 2006. He was born in Caraway to W.B. and Sylvia Elrod Wood. He was the business manager for the Jonesboro Human Development Center for 21 years before retiring. He graduated from caraway High School and Arkansas State University. He was the NEA director for nine years for the Arkansas State Employees Association. He was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Caraway...
Mary Weeks - Osceola (06/28/06)
Mary Weeks, 64, of Osceola, died Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at the Osceola Nursing Center. Born April 2, 1942, in McRae, she was the daughter of Bud and Josephine Moody Prince. She was a longtime area resident and of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fran William Weeks, and two brothers, Loyde and Floyd Prince...
Kenneth Samuel Richards - Monette (06/28/06)
Kenneth Samuel Richards, 84, of Monette, died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Monette Manor. Born in Walnut Ridge, he lived most of his life in Monette. He had worked as an automotive parts salesperson and was a World War II Marine veteran. Survivors include his wife, Dortha Richards of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Helen Richards of Granite Shoals, Texas; daughters and son-in-law, Frances and Mike Day of Walnut, Ill., and Debra Toms of Amboy, Ill.; a brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Jeannie Richards of Antioch, Calif.; a sister and brother-in-law, Dortha and Al Romero of Antioch, Calif.; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.. ...
Lula Mae Jackson - Trumann (06/28/06)
Lula Mae Jackson, 63, of Trumann, died June 20, 2006, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. She was born Sept. 13, 1942, in Osceola. She was a factory worker and member of the Pentecostal faith. She was the daughter of the late Isaac Johnson and the late Sadie Shoemake...
John Levi Ellis - Mountain Home (06/28/06)
John Levi Ellis of Mountain Home, formerly of Manila, died June 18, 2006. Born at Hornersville, Mo., he was the son of the late Thomas Gilbert and Elizabeth Gertrude Pender Ellis, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He lived in St. Louis, Mo., for 30 years where he worked for General Motors and retired to Mountain Home in 1986...
Hazel Bernadine Bare - Lake City (06/28/06)
Hazel Bernadine Bare, 93, of Lake City died June 18, 2006, in Jonesboro. Born April 22, 1913, in Albion to the late Delbert Tait and Flossie Green Tait, she married the late Max Bare on June 24, 1939, in Henderson, Ky. She was a homemaker and a member of Bellmont Methodist Church...
Lee Roy "Pete" Dortch - Leachville (06/21/06)
Lee Roy "Pete" Dortch, 72, of Leachville, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville, he was the son of the late Ira Lee and Stella Beatrice Gossett Dortch, and was a retired carpenter. He was a former California resident, and a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He returned to Leachville in 1994 where he was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Wilma G. Graves - Leachville (06/21/06)
Wilma G. Graves, 87, of Leachville, widow of Delbert Hooker and Cecil Graves, died early Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mamie Bylander Guinn and had lived most of her life in Leachville. She was a member of the Leachville United Methodist Church and a longtime member of the choir. Mrs. Graves was a member of the Eastern Star, the Home Extension Service and former member of the Mississippi County Fair Board...
Herbert Wayne Ballard, Sr. - Trumann (06/21/06)
Herbert Wayne Ballard, Sr., 80, of Trumann, died Monday, June 12, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Monette, he was retired from General Motors and from the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Bristal Road Church of Christ. Survivors include his daughter, Julie Hicks of Harrisburg; a son, Herbert Ballard, Jr., of Flint, Mich.; two sisters, Shirley McNamara and Loudean Key, both of Jonesboro; two brothers, Gene Ballard of East Peoria, Ill., and Donald Ballard of Leachville; grandchildren, Diana Lindsey, Kellie Byrd, Herbert Wayne Ballard, III, Summer Ballard and Bruce Ballard; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
Don Shinn - Leachville (06/21/06)
Don Shinn, 70, of Leachville died June 13, 2006, in the VA Hospital at Memphis. Born Dec. 21, 1935, he was a retired truck driver, a veteran of the Navy and Korean War, and a Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Shinn of Burns, Ore.; a son, Eddie Shinn, of Meridian, Miss.; and two grandchildren...
Anna Sue Simpson - Dell (06/21/06)
Anna Sue Suthern Simpson, 62, of Dell, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Memphis. She is survived by her husband, Tommy Simpson, Dell; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Ann Simpson, Dell; a daughter, Kim Tompkins, Marion; brother, the Rev. Billy Suthern, Dyess; three sisters, Betty Olive, Phoenix, Maxine Wooten, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Imogene Mueller, Granite City, Ill.; and two grandchildren...
Charles Edward "Chuck" Delcoure - Atchison, Kansas (06/21/06)
Charles Edward "Chuck" Delcoure, 32, of Atchison, Kan., a former Jonesboro resident, died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at his residence. Born Jan. 18, 1974, in Bellflower, Calif., Mr. Delcoure attended school in Craighead County, was a Jonesboro High School graduate, a residential and commercial construction worker, and of the Baptist faith...
Gene Carter - West Ridge (06/21/06)
Gene Carter, 80, of West Ridge, died Saturday, June 10, 2006, in Osceola. Born Jan. 28, 1926, in Milligan Ridge to John William and Susie Moss Carter, he was a member of the Etowah Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Lucy "Deke" Carter of Etowah; two sons, Kenneth Carter of Dyess and Tommy Carter of West Ridge; three daughters, Carolyn Wilson and Kathy May, both of Etowah, and Debbie Lancaster of Manila; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a brother, Carl Carter, of Manila.. ...
Inez Williams Tilley - Lake City (06/14/06)
Inez Williams Tilley, 65, of Lake City died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. She was born and lived most of her life in Lake City. She was a quality inspector for Arkansas Glass Co. for 13 years and was a member of Bethabara Baptist Church near Lake City...
Denise P. Bowman - Marmaduke (06/07/06)
Denise P. Bowman, 49, of Marmaduke died at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould on Sunday, May 28, 2006. She was born June 19, 1956, in Memphis, Tenn., to Nolan Bowman and Nettie Faye Bowman. She was a longtime area resident and a member of the First Baptist Church in Marmaduke. Miss Bowman worked as a sporting goods department manager for Wal-Mart in Paragould. She was also an active fund-raising volunteer for Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock...
Opal Faye Matthews - Columbus, Miss. (06/07/06)
Faye Matthews, 88, a lifelong resident of northeast Arkansas, died Monday, May 29, 2006, at Homeplace Assisted Living Facility of Columbus, Miss. Mrs. Matthews was born Sept. 3, 1917, in the Hancock Community to the late William Lee Brooks and the late Letha Calvert Brooks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Marshall Matthews, her husband of 58 years, as well as three brothers, Carl, Ardell and Adolph Brooks and her twin sister, Mae Davenport...
Rubye Rose Pearson - Napa, Calif. (06/07/06)
Rubye Elias Rose Pearson, 94, of Napa, Calif., formerly of Leachville, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at the home of her son in Napa. Born at Goobertown, she was the daughter of the late T.E. and Cassie Ann Hampton Rose, and was raised in Leachville, where her family settled and farmed for generations. ...
Crystal Dawn Pemberton - Mountain Home (06/07/06)
Crystal Dawn Pemberton, 24, of Mountain Home, died May 9, 2006, at UAMS Hospital in Little Rock. She was born in Paragould and was a former Leachville resident. Ms. Pemberton is survived by three children, David, Brianna, and Larissa Pemberton; her parents, David and Brenda Pemberton of Mountain Home; and her grandparents, Jack and Peggy McCoy of Leachville...
Estel Lee Johnson - Paragould (06/14/06)
Estel Lee Johnson, 59, of Paragould, formerly of Cardwell, died Friday, June 9, 2006, at his home. Born at Cardwell, he was the son of the late Sidney and Virgie Winn Johnson and had been a Paragould resident for more than 20 years. He was retired from the Dana Corporation in Paragould and was a Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War...
Davis Dewayne Holt - Lake City (06/14/06)
David Dwayne Holt, 45, of Lake City died Thursday, June 1, 2006, at Jonesboro. Mr. Holt was born at Trumann where he lived his lifetime. He was an employee of Arkansas State University as a telecommunications manager, a 1979 graduate of Bay High School, a certified diver, an avid duck hunter, Com-Train certified and of the Baptist faith...
Ethel Johnson Hudson - Memphis, Tenn. (06/14/06)
Ethel Johnson Hudson, 86, of Memphis, Tenn., died Thursday, June 8, 2006, in Memphis. She was born to J.W. and Ophelia Guthrie Johnson of Leachville. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Judd Hudson; sisters, Opal Keith, Thelma Smith, Vada Johnson; and nephew Gaylon Smith...
Nina Bell Johnson - Manila (06/14/06)
Nina Bell Johnson, 79, of Manila, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., she was the daughter of the late George Roach and Lola Dodge Leflae. She had been a longtime Manila area resident and a member of the People of Praise United Pentecostal Church in Leachville...
Lilburn Taylor - Jonesboro (06/14/06)
Lilburn Hershel Taylor, 97, died at the home of his daughter in St. Louis on Friday, June 9, 2006. He was born Aug. 5, 1908, on the farm just north of Brown's Chapel Baptist Church near Paragould, which was the home of his maternal grandparents. His parents were William Cornelius (Neil) Taylor and Effie Rogers Taylor...
Vera Myrtle Marshall - Monette (06/14/06)
Vera Marshall, 96, of Monette died Saturday, June 10, 2006, at the Manila Nursing Center in Manila. Mrs. Marshall was born at Dalhert, Texas, and lived most of her life in Monette. She was a homemaker and member of the Mount Pleasant General Baptist Church...
Margrett Abernathy - Caraway (06/07/06)
Margrett Abernathy, 86, of Caraway died Friday, May 26, 2006, at the NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was retired from the American Greetings Corp. in Osceola. She was born in Missouri to Thomas and Vertie Collier. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Caraway and the T.E.L. Sunday school Class...