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Obituaries from February 2007

Shelia Ann Tucker (02/28/07)
Caraway Sheila Ann Tucker, 38, of Caraway died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Osceola, she was a homemaker. Survivors include her son, William Danny Skaggs of Caraway; her parents Willie Cockrell of Texas and Laverne Morgan of Caraway; a sister, Sharon Kay Hall of Tyronza; and three brothers, Jimmy Wayne Cockrell, Kerry Lynn Cockrell and Allen Ray Cockrell, all of Caraway...
Mary Josephine "Jo" Golden (02/28/07)
Black Oak Mary Josephine "Jo" Golden, 84, of Black Oak, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007 at St. Bernards. Born in Evening Shade on Jan. 18, 1923, she was retired from Brown Shoe Factory and a member of the Black Oak Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, O.Z. Golden; her parents, James and Eva Dunigan; four brothers, E.O. Dunigan, Buddy Dunigan, Jimmy Dunigan, J.C. Dunigan and Linuel Dunigan and one sister, Vena Dunigan...
Eunice Gilbert (02/28/07)
Lake City Eunice Gilbert, 92, of Lake City died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. She was born in Water Valley, Miss., and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oswald Gilbert; her parents, Charlie and Alma Mooneyham; four brothers, Russell Mooneyham, Floyd "Curley" Vaughn, Aubrey Vaughn and Eugene Vaughn; and two sisters, Lenice Howell and Florence Vanhorn...
Burell Dow (02/28/07)
Leachville Burell Dow, 72, of Leachville, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007 at his daughter's home in Homestead, Fla. Born in Ft. Smith on Jan.19, 1935, he was retired from Colson Caster Company and a member of Second Baptist Church of Leachville. He was preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Reba Dow; and a son and two daughters...
Sue Turnbow Byrd (02/28/07)
Manila Sue Turnbow Byrd, 82, of Manila, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, at her home. Born at Portia, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Lena Walling Turnbow and had been a Manila resident since 1938. She was a member of Manila First Baptist Church and was a retired nurse...
Montie Clayton Bowen (02/21/07)
Piggott Montie Clayton Bowen, 87, of Piggott, formerly of Paragould, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at the Murphy Health and Rehab Center of Piggott. Born in Heber Springs, he was the son of the late Mont and Cora Pruitt Bowen and had been a longtime resident of the Nimmons Community before making his home in Paragould. He was retired from the Whirlpool Corporation in LaPort, Ind., a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and attended the Church of Christ...
Hunter Dakota Guthrie (02/21/07)
Jonesboro Hunter Dakota Guthrie, 11, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, in St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at Memphis. He was a lifelong resident of Jonesboro and was a member of Walnut Street Baptist church. A fifth grade student at South School, he loved science, karate and soccer. He loved helping his Nanna feed the hummingbirds and fishing with his dad...
J.E. Huskey (02/21/07)
Manila J.E. Huskey, 66, of Manila died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Born in Utica, Miss., on Aug. 14. 1940, he was a foreman for Chevoron Oil and of the Baptist belief. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Amy Huskey; and two brothers, T.J. Huskey and David Huskey...
Madeline Long (02/21/07)
Lake City Madeline Long, 85, of Lake City died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at her residence. Born in Black Oak on Feb. 19, 1921, she was a homemaker and member of Lake City Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rhoda Varner; three brothers, Jack Varner, William Varner and Arthur Varner; and three sisters, Marjorie Mangrum, Vaudine Varner and Velma Fletcher...
Dr. James Michael "Mike" Morris (02/21/07)
Luxora Dr. James Michael "Mike" Morris, 56, of Luxora died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, in Muncie, Ind., following a long illness. Born March 6, 1950, in Blytheville to the late Samuel Augustus "Gus" Morris and Annie Lucille Terry Morris, Dr. Morris earned a B.S. ...
Harold E. Poe (02/21/07)
Texas Harold E. Poe born on April 28, 1933, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Jan. 15, 2007 at the age of 73. He had been battling lung cancer for 15 months. Born and raised in Manila, he had resided in San Antonio, Texas, for the past 25 years...
Nettie Qualls (02/21/07)
Monette Nettie Qualls, 88, of Monette died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at Manila Nursing Center. Born in Whitehall on Sept. 26, 1918, she lived in the Monette and Lake City area most of her life. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Qualls; son, Richard Qualls; parents, Tom and May Stewart; three sisters, Winnie Mays, Era McEntire and Mildred Qualls; and a brother, Winfred Stewart...
Idella Davidson Steen (02/21/07)
Searcy Idella Davidson Steen, 84 of Searcy, widow of Elbert Steen, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at her home. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Daisy Taylor Yarbro and had lived most of her life in Manila. She had been a resident of Searcy since 1967. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist church and a retired LPN...
Marie White Robertson (02/28/07)
Melbourne Marie White Robertson, 94, of Melbourne died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at the Community Medical Center of Izard County. She was born on Sept. 4, 1912, to Rufus Tildon and Minnie Ann Shride White in Dalton. She married Homer M. Robertson on Jan. 1, 1930, and was married 59 years and 11 months before Mr. Robertson passed away in 1988. She was a homemaker, pastor's wife and a mother of five children. She was a member of the Melbourne First Baptist Church...
Leugene Ramsey Bettis (02/14/07)
Washington, Mo. Leugene Ramsey Bettis died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, in Washington, Mo. She was born July 21, 1932, in Monette, the daughter of the late Walter Thomas Ramsey and his wife, Anna Mable Neeham Ramsey. She attended school in Manila. She was married Jack Tousand on Oct. 15, 1940. She was owner/operator of a catering service for over 20 years. She was a member of the American Legion Post, past Madam President, and Pacific Eagles auxiliary, past Madam President...
B.A. McCann (02/14/07)
Manila Bennie Alton, "B.A." McCann, 97, of Manila died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Fordyce, he was a retired farmer and businessman. He was a longtime Manila area resident, was a retired farmer and landowner and was a member of the Manila First Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II...
Mary Alice Miller (02/14/07)
Jonesboro Mary Alice Miller, 85, of Jonesboro died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at Skillcare Nursing Home. Born in Jonesboro on Nov. 18, 1921, she was a graduate of Arkansas State University. She worked for the U.S. government in Denver before coming back to the Jonesboro area where she was an elementary school teacher for the Nettleton schools. She was a member of Nettleton United Methodist Church...
Helen Frances Pearson White (02/14/07)
Silsbee, Texas Helen Frances Pearson White, 81, of Silsbee, Texas, formerly of Manila, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007, at her home. Born in the Bucoda, Mo., community, she was raised in Manila and had lived in Silsbee since 1964. She attended the University of Arkansas and after earning her masters degree, taught language arts. ...
Judy Brown (02/07/07)
Piggott Judy Brown, 57, of Piggott died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007. She was preceded in death by her father, Sheldon Settlemoir, and her brother, Ronnie Settlemoir. She is survived by her husband, Danny Brown of Piggott; her mother, Mary Helen Settlemoir of Piggott; son, Chuck Brown and wife, Paige, of Leachville; and grandson, Drake Brown...
Fern Lucille Lewis (02/07/07)
Lakeland, Fla. Fern Lucille Lewis, 61, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007. Mrs. Lewis was born in Manila on July 2, 1945. She moved to Lakeland from Manila 25 years ago. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Red Lewis of Lakeland; a daughter, Charlette Ygnacio of Mulberry; a sister, Shirley Williamson of Plant City; a brother, Clyde Petty of Lakeland; one grandson, many nieces and nephews...
Russell Franklin Merriman, Sr. (02/07/07)
Providence Russell Franklin Merriman, Sr., 70, of Providence, died Jan. 23, 2007. He was born in Peel, Ark., June 13, 1936, to the late, Willis and Melinda Parzee (Smothers) Merriman. He worked at Polar Stainless for 12 years. He then worked as a mechanic. He loved working with his horses, going hunting and fishing...
George C. Motley (02/07/07)
Leachville George C. Motley, 69, of Leachville, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Nov. 29, 1937, at Clarkton, Mo., he was the son of the late Edgar and Alice Blackwood Motley and had lived most of his life in the Leachville area. He was a farmer and a member of the Leachville First Baptist Church...
Ramona Bruins (02/14/07)
Nelson, Ill. Ramona Jean Bruins, 48, of Nelson, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at CGH Medical Center after a lifelong battle with heart problems. Mrs. Bruins was born Ramona Jean "Monie" Stallings on Aug. 27, 1958, in Allegan, Mich., the daughter of Harold G. Stallings and Shelby Hitt. She worked at Wahl Clipper, Sterling, for several years and of late, was working in food service for the schools...
Iva Louise Ridge (02/14/07)
Lake City Iva Louise Ridge, 87, of Lake City died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Lake City on Jan. 30, 1920, she was a lifetime resident of Lake City. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church and the Quilter's Club...
Charles Barrett Taylor (02/14/07)
Caraway Charles Barrett Taylor, 79, of Caraway, died Monday, Feb. 5, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Caraway on Nov. 18, 1927, he was a retired school mechanic and custodian, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge and of the Assembly of God belief...
Remes William Wattigney (02/14/07)
Manila Remes William Wattigney, 66, of Manila, formerly of Ravenden Springs, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Algiers, La., he had lived in Ravenden Springs for 32 years before making his home in Manila. He was a self-employed welder and of the Catholic faith...
Hoyle d. "Toby" Wells (02/14/07)
Caraway Hole D. "Toby" Wells, 83, of Caraway died Feb. 10, 2007, in Monette Manor Nursing Home at Monette. Born in Trumann on Jan. 23, 1924, he moved to Highbanks during the 1937 overflow. He has lived in the Bunny community since 1938, where he chopped and picked cotton until 1943. He then began working at the sawmill on the St. Francis River. He began farming for himself in 1955 and retired in 1982...
Elizabeth Ann Wilson (02/14/07)
Monette Elizabeth Ann Wilson, 53, of Monette died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at her home. Born in Marion, she lived in Covington, Tenn., and Trumann before moving to Monette five years ago. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her mother, Maudie Cansadie Littles Hollis; a sister, Carol Pinner; and an infant son...
Pinnell Stone Capehart (02/14/07)
Holland, Mo. Pinnell Stone Capehart, 83, of Holland, Mo., died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born May 21, 1923, in Holland, the son of Noble Henry and Hettie Coleman Capehart, he was a lifelong area resident, retired farmer and agri-businessman, and of the protestant faith. ...
Woodrow Ellis Coleman (02/14/07)
Lake City Woodrow Ellis Coleman, 92, of Lake City died Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at the NEA Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born in Loredo on Jan. 6, 1915, and was a lifelong resident of the Pleasant Valley Community near Lake City. He was instrumental in founding the Bowman Cemetery Association and raising funds for its maintenance. He was retired from maintenance at the General Electric plant and he was a farmer in the Pleasant Valley Community...
Eddie J. Emison (02/14/07)
Jonesboro Eddie J. Emison, 71, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at his residence. He was born in Caraway on Dec. 8, 1935, and had lived in Jonesboro 26 years. He retired after 30 years with the E.C. Barton Company as a builders material buyer. ...
Lillie Gertrude Fry (02/14/07)
Black Oak Lillie Gertrude Fry, 84, of Black Oak, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at the Monette Manor, Inc. She was born in Judsonia and lived in Black Oak most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Black Oak Church of Christ, and the Extension Homemakers Club of Black Oak...
Oneal Austin (02/07/07)
Leachville Oneal Austin, 76, of Leachville, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at his residence. Born in Senath, Mo., on Oct. 22, 1930, he spent the majority of his life as a farmer in the Northeast Arkansas area. He was preceded in death by his parents, Shirel Clyth and Hazel Wiser Austin, and two brothers, Berneal Austin and Elden Carl Austin...