[Nameplate] Overcast ~ 69°F  
High: 77°F ~ Low: 60°F
Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Obituaries from March 2007

Stirl P. Thomas (03/29/07)
Caraway Stirl P. Thomas, 91, of Caraway, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at his residence. Born in Stonewall, on Sept. 15, 1915, he was a farmer and of the Pentecostal belief. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Minnie Jones Thomas; a daughter, Virginia Bullard; two granddaughters, Jacylyn Corn and Christy Bullard; four brothers, Alvie Thomas, Freddy Jones, Orly Tarpley and Dallas Jones; four sisters, Pearl Tarpley, Dollie Thomas, Violet Brown and Velva Cleveland...
Sonja Gammill (03/21/07)
Monette Sonja Jeannine Gammill, 66, of Monette died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralf Gammill; parents, Hezekiah and Lennie Kirkman Shultz. Survivors include sisters, Mareda Dortch of Rock Falls, Ill., Janice Reddick and Lamona Hatton, Paragould; brother, Darrell Shultz, West Covina, Calif.; nephews, Keith and Jeff Shultz; nieces, Terry Albert, Theresa Walden and Dana Patraw...
Kenneth Mays (03/21/07)
Memphis Kenneth K. Mays, 81, formerly of Monette, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007,at the VA Medical Center in Memphis. Born in Monette on March 5, 1926 to Charles and Estella Wallace Mays, he was a descendent of pioneer Tucker Wallace of the Monette area. He was a retired farmer and served as a Marine in South Pacific during World War II...
James "Gypsy" Ridge (03/21/07)
Lake City James "Gypsy" Ridge, 55, of Lake City died Monday, March 12, 2007, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Flint, Mich., he lived in Lake City since 1995. He was a factory worker for Express Personnel in Jonesboro and a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church...
Gloria Jean Samford (03/21/07)
Leachville Gloria Jean Samford, 49, of Leachville died Monday, March 12, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born on June 22, 1957, in Victoria, to the late David Stone and Velma Foster Stone, Mrs. Samford was a lifelong area resident of Mississippi County and a homemaker...
Mary Lou Smith (03/21/07)
Marshall Mary Lou Smith, 63, of Marshall died Sunday, March 11, 2007. She was a homemaker and Christian. Survivors include her sons, Thomas Simpson of Harriett and Sam Massey of Big Flat; daughters, Melba Stevens of Big Flat and Lori Poag of Caraway; sister, Marilyn Vangordon of Missouri; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild...
Linda T. Thompson (03/21/07)
Walnut Ridge Linda T. Thompson, 56, died Friday, March 9, 2007, at her residence in Walnut Ridge. She was born in Forrest City on March 31, 1950, and graduated with honors from Blytheville High School. She spent 13 years in Apopka, Fla., before moving back to Jonesboro in 1997, where she had spent much of her life. She had worked as an assistant bookkeeper and secretary...
Imogene M. Ballew (03/29/07)
West Monroe, La. Imogene Ballew, 95, of West Monroe, La., formerly of Leachville, died Sunday, March 18, 2007, at Glenwood Medical Center in West Monroe, La. She was the widow of Zeb Ballew who preceded her in death in 1981. Born in Ridgley, Tenn., she was the daughter on the late Wyatt and Birdie Smith Mooring and had moved to Leachville in 1984. She had been a buyer and salesperson for Franklin Hardware Manufacturing and was a member of the Leachville United Methodist Church...
Cynthia Renea Caraway (03/29/07)
Cardwell Cynthia Renea Caraway, daughter of Betty Jean Chatham Summitt and the late Clarence Eugene Summitt, was born Dec. 22, 1956, in Kennett, and died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at her residence in Cardwell at the age of 50. She married Glen Caraway, who preceded her in death...
Della Mae Knott Cosbey (03/29/07)
Manila Della Mae Knott Cosbey, 73, of Manila died March 15, 2007, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. She was born Oct. 12, 1933, at Kennon, Tenn., the daughter of the late William and Mary Scott Knott. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She married U.L. Cosbey March 31, 1948 in Piggott...
Mary Melvalou Dowdy (03/29/07)
Paragould Mary Melvalou (Dawson) Dowdy, 69, of Paragould died Friday, March 16, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was employed by CRDC/Head Start and was a member of Seventh & Mueller Church of Christ. She was born Sept. 22, 1937, the daughter of the late Arthur and Hester (Taylor) Dawson. She is also preceded in death by a brother, Orbie Dawson; and foster brother, Charles Alfred Tracer...
Edna Pearl Gatlin (03/29/07)
Jonesboro Edna Pearl Gatlin, 71, of Jonesboro died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in Lake City, was the retired co-owner of Gatlin Auto Service and was a member of the Assembly of God. Survivors include her husband, Wesley Gatlin of the home; two daughters, Deborah Barber and Lana Lovins, both of Jonesboro; two brothers, James Stewart of Lake City and Richard Stewart of Jonesboro; a sister, Lillian Butler of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, Joshua L. ...
Judah Nathan Guntharp (03/29/07)
Caraway Judah Nathan Guntharp, 3, of Caraway died Friday, March 23, 2007, at Arkansas Childrens Hospital in Little Rock. Born in Pensacola, Fla., Judah lived most of his life in Caraway. Survivors include his father and mother, Daniel and Mary McCormick Guntharp of the home; a brother, Elijah Guntharp of the home; grandparents, John and Christy McCormick of Caraway, Jim and Kurtiss Guntharp of Bono, and Cindy Neukam of Jonesboro; and great-grandparents, Ester McCormick of Caraway, Brad and Johnnie Barnes of Greers Ferry, and Roland and Marjorie Smith of Tampa, Fla.. ...
Rebecca Mitchell (03/29/07)
Blytheville Rebecca Mitchell, 107, longtime resident of Blytheville, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Monette Manor Nursing Home in Monette. She was born Feb. 8, 1900, at Blytheville, the daughter of Haskins and Antonia Carney Thompson. She married Roy Mitchell on Dec. ...
Marvin "Pug" Farley (03/21/07)
Osceola Marvin "Pug" Farley, 76, of Osceola died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, in Osceola. Born Sunday, June 29, 1930, in Caraway to Elbert and Mae King Farley, he was a member of Osceola Church of Christ. He worked 32 years as supervisor for American Greetings and was employed by Roller-Swift Funeral Home for the past 10 years...
Mildred A. Blankenship (03/21/07)
Heber Springs Mildred Arnold Blankenship of Heber Springs died Wednesday, March 7, 2007. Born in 1917 in the Macey community near Monette, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Rosalie McDonal Arnold. She lived in Jonesboro and Corning before moving to Heber Springs with her late husband, Tucker Blankenship, in 1975. She was a lifelong Methodist, always active in her church and its programs, serving as an officer in various women's organizations and singing in the choir...
Nellie Beryl Fleeman Townsend (03/14/07)
Manila Nellie Beryl Fleeman Townsend, 93, of Manila, widow of Lewis E. Townsend, died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at her home. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Ollie Burton Fleeman and was a lifelong Manila resident. She was a graduate of Manila High School and a lifelong member of Manila First United Methodist Church. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister...
James E. Goss Jr. (03/07/07)
Starke, Fla. James E. "J.E." Goss Jr. of Starke, Fla., died Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, at Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville. He was a World War II veteran. Formerly of Monette, he was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Ida Lou Goss; two sisters, Lola and Pauline; and four brothers, Clyde, Volney, Claude and Merl...
Virginia Emily Kirkpatrick (03/07/07)
Jonesboro Virginia "Jenny" Emily Kirkpatrick, 81, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, at her residence. She was born in Lead Hill and had lived in Jonesboro since 1967, moving there from New Orleans. She was a retired medical technician for St. Bernards Medical Center and was a member of Monette Church of Christ...
Gerald Wayne Skaggs (03/07/07)
Leachville Gerald Wayne Skaggs, 45, of Leachville died Friday, March 2, 2007, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Monette, he was a lifelong area resident and attended Leachville High School. He was a carpenter and member of New Providence Baptist Church...
Roy M. Whited (03/07/07)
Monette Roy M. Whited, 55, of Monette died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at the Baptist East in Memphis. Born in Jonesboro on June 16, 1951, he was owner and operator of Whited Flying Service and Whited Farm, a U.S. Marine veteran serving in Vietnam and of the Baptist belief. He was also a member of Active Future Farmers of America, Ducks Unlimited, Active Wildlife Preservation, Arkansas Agriculture Aviation Association, National Agriculture Aviation Association and Manila Pilot Association...
Bill Blaylock (03/14/07)
Osceola Bill Blaylock, 68, of Osceola died Monday, March 5, 2007, at S.M.C. Regional Medical Center in Osceola. Born Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1938, in Dell, to Thomas Andrew Blaylock and Eula Banks Blaylock, he was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Osceola and a U.S. Army Veteran...
Leonard William Whitehead (03/14/07)
Manila Leonard William Whitehead, 81, of Manila, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was the son of the late James and Blanche Vernor Whitehead and had been a Manila area resident until moving to Salinas, Calif., in 1950 where he worked for the Salinas Union High School District for many years as well as the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital before returning to Manila in 1989. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Manila...
Lisa Denean Cobb (03/14/07)
Lake City Lisa Denean Adams Cobb, 45, died Friday March 9, 2007 at the NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro as the result of an automobile accident. She was born Sept. 26, 1961 in Jonesboro. She was a member of the Walnut Grove Baptist Church near Lake City and was employed by the Veteran's Hospital in Memphis as a registered nurse...
U.L. Cosbey (03/14/07)
Manila U.L. Cosbey, 78, of Manila died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at The Med in Memphis. Born May 30, 1928, at Lone Oak Community near Blytheville, he was a retired farmer and of the Pentecostal faith. He is survived by his wife, Della Knott Cosbey of Manila; three daughters, Joyce Ann Pearson and husband, Bill, of Manito, Ill., Sandra Pearson of Manila, Linda Hoskins and husband, Danny, of Blytheville; a son, Danny Cosbey and wife, Beverly, of Jonesboro; a brother, R.W. ...
Mae Lillie Jean Cupp (03/14/07)
Paragould Mae Lillie Jean Cupp, 78, died Monday, March 5, 2007, at her home in Paragould. She was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Dunklin County, Mo., the daughter of the late Doc and Blanche McClearn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Adolph Cupp; three brothers; and two sisters...
Phyllis Ann Newman (03/14/07)
Hartford, Ala. Phyllis Ann Newman of Hartford, Ala., died Thursday, March 1, 2007, at Flowers Hospital after a brief illness. She was 43. The funeral was held Monday in the chapel of Sorrells funeral Home in Slocomb, Ala., with Dr. Stan Sanford officiating. Burial was at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Lake City Cemetery in Lake City...
Kenneth Eugene Reingardt (03/14/07)
Kennett, Mo. Kenneth Eugene "Ken" Reingardt, 67, of Kennett, Mo., died Friday, March 9, 2007, at his residence near Kennett. Born Oct. 5, 1939, in Monticello, Ind., to the late Fred and Glatis Retherford Reingardt, he was a Marine Corps veteran with eight years of service. A longtime area resident, Mr. Reingardt worked many years as a service technician and former shop foreman for Bazzell & Wilder, Inc. He was a 32nd Mason...
Juanita Shores (03/14/07)
Lake City Juanita Shores, 88, of Lake City, died Thursday, March 8, 2007, at Lakeside Nursing Home in Lake City. She was born in Tyronza and lived in Lake City since 1966, moving there from Detroit, Mich. She was a retired machine operator for Fle-O-Tube Company and a member of First Baptist Church in Lake City...
Vester E. Spencer (03/14/07)
Lake City Vester E. Spencer, 71, of Lake City died Thursday, March 8, 2007, at his residence. He owned and operated Vester Spencer Trucking Company and was of the Baptist belief. He is survived by his wife, Lou Spencer, of the home; a son, Jeff Spencer, of Lake City; four sisters, Gyneth Price of Brookland, Geraline Davies, Lucille Birdsong, and Pansy Davidson, all of Lake City; and two grandchildren, Glen Graham and Jake Spencer, both of Lake City...
Ruby Lee Garey (03/07/07)
Caraway Ruby Lee Garey, 78, formerly of Dyess, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at her home in Caraway. Born in Grandglaze on July 30, 1928, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Elmo Garey, her parents, Ned and Elsie Teeple, a sister, Beth McFactridge, and a brother, Ned Maxie Teeple...