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Obituaries from August 2006

Cecil Austin Tate - Jonesboro (08/16/06)
Cecil Austin Tate of Jonesboro died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006. He was born Sept. 19, 1934. He was a retired farmer, as well as a tool and die maker at Colson Caster Company. He resided in the Cash-Egypt Community until he retired from farming. He was a member of the First Assembly of God in Jonesboro, as well as the pacesetter adult class...
Brooke Ballinger Hastings - Manila (08/16/06)
Brooke Ballinger Hastings, 29, of Manila, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, of complications from an automobile accident. She was a nurse at the Wagner Medical Clinic in Manila. She is survived by her husband, David Hastings of Manila; two children, Wagner Ballinger and Mason Hastings; her parents, Richard and Judy Painter of Mississippi; three sisters, Heather Harbottle of Indiana, Melissa Dees of Indiana, and Robyn Ballinger of Mississippi; and a brother, Jerry Ballinger of Mississippi...
Jack May - Bald Knob (08/16/06)
Jack May, 92, formerly of Bald Knob, died Aug. 9, 2006, in Watertown, Wisc. He was born Sept. 8, 1913, in Missouri to Jessie and Nola (Cook) May. He is survived by a daughter, Sue Klinger of Watertown, Wis.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jess and Nancy May of Bald Knob and Jackie and Cathy May of Highland, Ind.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...
Joseph Carrol "J.C." Davis - Leachville (08/16/06)
Joseph Carrol "J.C." Davis, 69, of Leachville, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. Born in Helena, he was the son of the late Charlie and Pauline Eaton Davis and had been a lifelong Leachville area resident. He was a former longtime employee of brown Shoe Company and was a retired Industrial Mechanic for Bush Canning Company, formerly of Blytheville, and was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Leachville...
Willis Merideth Herndon - Humboldt, Tenn. (08/16/06)
A graveside service for Willis Merideth Herndon, 66, was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Salem Cemetery at Mason Hall with Rev. Terry W. Wilson officiating. Mr. Herndon died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, in the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Humboldt, Tenn. He was born in Memphis, the son of Regina Smith Herndon and the late Willis H. Herndon, and received his education in the Leachville schools, and Western Kentucky College. He was a U.S. Army Veteran...
Robert Austin Sharp - Leachville (08/16/06)
Robert Austin Sharp, 89, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, at his home. Born at Kenton, Tenn., he was the son of the late Doss and Donnie Lovitt Sharp and had been a Leachville resident since 1937. He was a retired electrician with the former Ark-Mo Power Company and Columbia Carbon & Ribbon Company in Blytheville. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Leachville First Baptist Church and was a Mason...
C.B. "Red" Webb - Lake City (08/09/06)
C.B. "Red" Webb, 80, of Lake City died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. He was of the Baptist belief and was preceded in death by three children. Survivors include his wife, Cora Webb of the home; three daughters, Linda Adams of Sumpter, S.C., Darlene Duarte of Izusa, Calif., and Elizabeth Lamb of Paragould; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren...
Franklin Roosevelt Piercy - Leachville (08/09/06)
Franklin Roosevelt Pierce, 73, of Leachville died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Cardwell, he was the son of the late A.G. and Icel Mae Daily Pierce, Sr. and had been a longtime Leachville area resident. He was the owner/operator of Pierce Trucking in Leachville for 50 years and a Mason...
Tommy Hyde - Paragould (08/09/06)
Tommy Hyde, 78, born Jan. 22, 1928, in Greene County, died Aug. 2, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Hyde and Ester Cox Hyde Roberson; a brother, Jack Hyde of Paragould; sister, Albertine Hyde Safley of McRae; twin half-brother and sister, Johnnie and Bonnie Roberson; nephew, W.M. Safley of Hot Springs; and sister-in-law, Taby Day Hyde of Paragould...
Randal Franklin Floyd - Monette (08/09/06)
Randal Franklin Floyd of Monette was born Aug. 22, 1942. He died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, at the age of 63. He was preceded in death by his mother, Inez Floyd, and his father, Eldon Floyd. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Floyd of the home; a son, Barry Floyd, and his wife, Misty, of Paragould; a daughter, Rhonda Davis, and her husband, Jeff Davis, of Stillwater, Okla.; a brother, Larry Don Floyd, of Poteau, Okla.; a sister, Vickie Payne, of Gulf Shores, Ala.; three grandsons, Randy Floyd, Bobby Davis and Taylor Davis; two granddaughters, Desiree Floyd and Sierrah Floyd; and many friends.. ...
Amelia Castillo Zabala - Manila (08/02/06)
Amelia Castillo Zabala, 89, of Manila died July 30, 2006, at Manila Nursing Center in Manila. She was a homemaker and a Christian. She was born in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 4, 1916, and raised in McAlester, Okla., moving to California in 1929. She had lived most of her life in Pico Rivera, Calif., before moving to Nipomo, Calif. She moved to Manila in 2004. Her husband of 66 years, Locadio R. Zabala, died Oct. 26, 2003...
**Tammy Sue Wright - Marmaduke (08/02/06)
Tammy Sue Wright, 37, died July 22, 2006, at her residence at Marmaduke. She was born Oct. 4, 1968, at Fort Worth, Texas, to Hershel and Linda Sue Haynes Wright of Marmaduke. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Mae Wright. She is survived by her parents, Hershel and Linda Wright of Marmaduke; two sons, Johnathon Hershel Tomlinson and James Tomlinson of Marmaduke; a daughter, SueAnn Wright of Marmaduke; a brother, Hershel Wright Jr. ...
Troy L. Whitaker - Osceola (08/02/06)
Troy L. Whitaker, 85, of Osceola, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at the South Mississippi County Regional Medical center in Osceola. Born Feb. 10, 1921, in Corinth, Miss., to Annie Bowen Whitaker and Maltie Whitaker, he married Ruby Lee Whaley on Nov. 3, 1940, in Helena and moved to Osceola in 1955. After working in a local body shop for several years, he opened Whitaker's Body Shop which they operated for over 40 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church for 50 years...
**James Weaver Sr. - Paragould (08/02/06)
James Ross Weaver, Sr., 57, of Paragould, died Friday, July 28, 2006, at his residence. Born Oct. 17, 1948, in Paragould, Mr. Weaver was a disabled Vietnam veteran, and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two sons, James Ross Weaver Jr. of Lonoke and Jeff Cline of Arbyrd; two daughters, Christy Materna of Lonoke, and Catherine Denise Oglevie of Sheridan. ...
Iva Waddell - Imboden (08/02/06)
Iva A. Waddell, 70, of Imboden, died Thursday, July 27, 2006. Survivors include her husband, Vance Waddell, of the home; two sons, Lawrence Vance Waddell III (L.Van) of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Anthony Waddell of Imboden; two daughters, Adella Bookout of Smithville and Angela Perrin of Imboden; three brothers, Gene Wilburn, Don Wilburn and Jim Watts, all of Phoenix; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
**Betty Jane Lewis - Paragould (08/02/06)
Betty Jane McGaughey Lewis, 65, of Paragould died Thursday, July 27, 2006, at Arkansas Methodist Medical center. Born in Craighead County, she lived in Illinois from 1967-1989. She was a homemaker and a member of Brookland Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Harold Dean Lewis of the home; a son, Brett Hoyer of Paragould; four daughters, Laurie Hoyer of Paragould, Teresa Brenner of Michigan, and Lisa Hogan and Regina Lewis, both of Tennessee; a brother, Charles McGaughey of Lake City; and five grandchildren, Jeremy Duke, Christina Duke, Louran Brenner, Morgan Brenner and Mitch Brenner.. ...
J.C. Wright - Osceola (08/02/06)
J.C. Wright, 62, of Osceola, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Nov. 16, 1943, in Halltown. He was a carpenter and member of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otiss Whitecotton and Odell Wright...
Ruby Lee Bishop - Dell (08/02/06)
Ruby Lee Bishop, 74, of Dell, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born April 20, 1932, in Lepanto. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was the widow of William Rufus Bishop. She is survived by two daughters, Judy Baldock of Memphis, Tenn., and Barbara Dehart of Manila; a son, Bobby Wayne Bishop, of Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Juanita Stillwell of Osceola, and Martha Stracener of Marion; a brother, Jerry Hauptman of Lake City; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.. ...