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Obituaries from November 2006

Doyn Dwain Walker (11/29/06)
Manila Doyn Dwain Walker, 66, of Manila, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, at his home. Born in Sweetwater, Texas, on March 25, 1940. He was a welder and was of the Church of Christ belief. He was preceded in death by his parents, Doyn and Wilma Walker...
Basil Freeman (11/24/06)
Manila Basil Freeman, 68, of Manila, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 19, 1938, in Elmo Ill., the son of Lewis Lee and Ollie Pearl Hatfill Freeman, he was the retired owner/operator of North Arkansas Linens and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Manila. He was a devoted husband of 44 years and a devoted father and grandfather who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors...
Charles Edgar Gray (11/24/06)
Lake City Charles Edgar Gray, 68, of Lake City died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, in NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was retired from the Craighead County Highway Department in Black Oak and of the Pentecostal belief. He was a hunter and fisherman all of his life...
Cynthia Charlotte Langston (11/24/06)
Blytheville Cynthia Charlotte Langston, 42, of Blytheville, formerly of Manila, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at the St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Hammond, Ind., she had lived most of her life in Manila and was a 1982 graduate of Manila High School...
Charles Payne (11/24/06)
Blytheville Charles Payne, 75, of Blytheville died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, in Memphis. Born to John and Gladys Ball Payne in Monette, Charles was a retired GED director at Mississippi County Community College and retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Bill Taylor Jr. (11/24/06)
Jonesboro Bill Taylor Jr., 72, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at Skilcare Nursing Center. Born at Monette on Sept. 9, 1934, he was an Air Force veteran and a school teacher. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Jonesboro...
Lloyd Bibb (11/29/06)
Monette Lloyd Bibb, 77, of Monette, died Thursday, November 23, 2006, at his home. Born in Monette on June 29, 1929, he was a farmer for 56 years and was an army veteran. Mr. Bibb had been a member of the Monette Co-op and the Monette American Legion. He was of Baptist belief...
Linda Sue Cash (11/29/06)
Carlisle Linda Sue Cash, 58, of Carlisle died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006. She was a soil conservation technician and member of Carlisle First Baptist Church. Mrs. Cash is survived by her husband, Dale Cash; two daughters, Mendy Rice of Carlisle and Carla Cash Wright of DeWitt; a son, James Rice of Carlisle; grandchildren, Jeremy and Trever Kirkemier, Maria Gruenke and Luke and Logan Wright; four brothers, Jerry Pemberton of New Mexico, Roger Pemberton of Leachville, Robert Pemberton of Bono and David Pemberton of Mountain Home; and a sister, Wanda Parrish of Monette.. ...
George Melton Emery (11/29/06)
Caraway George Melton Emery, 84, of Caraway, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at his home. Born at Shamrock, Texas, he was the son of the late Marion and Ethel Nelson Emery and had been a resident of Caraway since 1960. He was of the Christian faith, a Navy veteran of World War II, and the founder of Emery Trailer Company of Caraway...
Trudy Lynn Spencer (11/29/06)
Lake City Trudy Lynn Campbell Graham Spencer, 38, of Lake City died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, at her residence. Born at McKinney, Texas, she lived in Thayer, Mo., and moved to Lake City about 14 years ago. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, Glen Graham and Jake Spencer, both of Lake City; her parents, Ralph Campbell of Grand prairie, Texas, and Betty Hendrix Nowell of Seagoville, Texas; a brother and his wife, Dennis and Stephanie Campbell of West Plains, Mo.; her grandmother, Opal Dickson of West Plains; and two nephews, Joel and Joshua Campbell, both of West Plains.. ...
Thomas Elmo Stephens (11/29/06)
Cuba, Mo. Thomas Elmo Stephens, 83, of Cuba, Mo., formerly of Leachville, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at Sullivan Baptist Hospital at Sullivan, Mo. Born at Monette, he was the son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Hattie Virginia Byrns Stephens and had been a resident of Cuba for the last 13 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a retired service engineer. He was a member of Delhi Baptist Church and a Mason...
Lizzie Bollinger Kinder (11/24/06)
Helena Lizzie Bollinger Kinder, 95, of Helena died Nov. 7, 2006, in Helena. Mrs. Kinder was born on Sept. 4, 1911, in Hickman, Ky., to the late Robert Atkison and Minnie Warren Atkison. She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Gentry, and husband, Don, of Helena, JoAnn Brill, and husband, Thomas, of Ceres, Calif.; granddaughters, Donna Trevathan and Deborah Carl; grandsons, Chris Humphres and Tim Humphres; and 10 great-grandchildren...
Bill Pannell (11/16/06)
Keiser Bill Pannell, 71, of Keiser died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, in Lepanto from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Swift Chapel with Jerry Weathers and W.L. Prentice officiating. Burial was in Mississippi County Memorial Gardens...
Clifford Eugene Ballard (11/09/06)
Monette Clifford Eugene Ballard, 54, of Monette, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at his home. Born at Monette, he was the son of the late Gerald Edgar Ballard, and a lifelong Monette resident. He was a graduate of Caraway High School and retired from Kiech-Shauver Gin Co...
Billy Ray Brown (11/09/06)
Caraway Billy Ray Brown, 63, of Caraway died in his residence Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006. He was a linesman for a power company and member of Buffalo Chapel Baptist Church at Caraway. Survivors include his daughter, Melinda Brown of Newark; two brothers, Don Brown of Moline, Ill., and Roy Brown of Lepanto; two sisters, Joy Fay Roach of Lepanto and Loretta Dubose of Wimauna, Fla...
Nicky Allen Bunch (11/09/06)
Manila Nicky Allen Bunch, 47, of Manila, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at his home. Born in Blytheville, he was the son of the late Junior W. Bunch and had been a longtime Manila area resident. He was a 1977 graduate of Manila High School and a U.S. Army veteran having graduated from Officer Candidate School and achieving the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, serving with the Airborne Rangers and Special Forces. He was a retired maintenance mechanic with Viskase in Osceola...
Bobby Wayne Caldwell (11/09/06)
Manila Bobby Wayne Caldwell, 42, of Manila died Nov. 2, 2006, in St. Bernards Medical Center at Jonesboro. Survivors include his wife, Lori Caldwell, of Manila; a daughter, Candida Hollands, of Manila; a son, Dustin Caldwell, of Osceola; parents, Jim and Mary Johnson of Manila; brothers, Dennis Johnson and Mark Johnson, both of Manila; and grandchildren, Gabriel and Caleb Hollands...
Della Idell Castleman (11/09/06)
Manila Della Idell Castleman, 91, of Manila, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, at her home. Born at Portia, she was the daughter of the late Richard Ross and Malinda Ethel Matthews Williams and had been a Manila resident since 1922. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Westside Baptist Church in Manila...
Werlene Bazzill Hout (11/09/06)
Monette Werlene Bazzill Hout, 80, of Monette died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Childress on June 11, 1926, she was a retired school teacher and had taught in Childress, Monette and Buffalo Island Central Schools. She was a member of Monette First Baptist Church...
Elizabeth Isabell (11/09/06)
Avon Park, Fla. Elizabeth Isabell, 73, of Avon Park, Fla., formerly of Northeast Arkansas, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. A native of Jonesboro, and having moved from Blytheville, she had lived in the Wauchula and Avon Park area most of her life and was of the Baptist faith...
Huey "Dude" Reed Jr. (11/09/06)
Milligan Ridge Huey "Dude" Reed Jr., 80, life-long resident and farmer of Milligan Ridge, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jane Reed; a daughter and son-in-law Judy and Ron Harris of Austin, Texas; two granddaughters and their spouses, Kelly and Mike Jansson of Fayetteville and Shawna and Ken Meharg, also of Fayetteville; two great-grandchildren, Katie and Clay Jansson...
Mary Myrtle Overbay (11/16/06)
Paragould Mary Myrtle Overbay, 88, of Paragould died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006. She married Mardis Woodrow Overbay Dec. 26, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 2003. Mrs. Overbay taught at the Pawheen School and was a member of Forrest Grove General Baptist Church...
Charley James McKemie (11/01/06)
Cabool, Mo. Charley James McKemie, 84, of Cabool, Mo., formerly of Manila, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, in Amarillo, Texas. Born at Manila he was the son of the late Thomas and Anner White McKemie, and was raised in the Sixteen Community near Manila. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had lived in Cabool for the past 30 years. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy...
Dorothy Fowler Jolliff (11/01/06)
Baton Rouge, La. Dorothy Jeane Fowler Jolliff, 87, of Baton Rouge, La., died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at Baton Rouge. Born April 16, 1919, she was the daughter of the late William Wesley and Julia E. Cruise Fowler and was the widow of Dan B. Jolliff, a former Manila resident...