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Obituaries from June 2007

Bonnie Lou Williams (06/26/07)
Leachville Bonnie Lou Williams, 69 of Leachville, died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Monette, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Pearl Beatrice Manus, was a lifelong resident and of the Baptist faith...
Chuckie Kirk Polston (06/21/07)
Tennessee Chuckie Kirk Polston, 51, of Jackson, Tenn., died Sunday, June 17, 2007 at his residence. Born April 22, 1956, in Monette to the late O.O. Polston and Nola Kirk Polston, he was a self employed carpenter, Army veteran and of the Baptist faith...
Clarence Ray Rogers (06/21/07)
Monette Clarence Ray Rogers, 100, of Monette died Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at Monette Manor. He was born in Ravenden but had lived in Monette most of his life. He celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends. He was a farmer and of the Pentecostal faith...
Sarah Bezella Baker (06/21/07)
Monette Sarah Bezella Baker, 89, of Monette Manor Nursing Home, died Thursday, June 14, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born July 11, 1917, in Elvins, Mo., she was a retired factory worker. Mrs. Baker attended Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell, Mo., and First Assembly of God in Steele, Mo...
John Frank Byford, Sr. (06/21/07)
Blytheville John Frank Byford, Sr., 76, of Blytheville, died Saturday, June 9, 2007, at his home. Born June 15, 1930, in Reverie, Tenn., he was the son of the late James Clyde and Ella Bell Doss Byford. He was a lifelong area resident, a retired inspector for Randall-Textron, and of the Baptist faith. He was a decorated combat veteran of the U.S. Army and a recipient of the Purple Heart...
Charles Wayne Dehart (06/21/07)
Manila Charles Wayne Dehart, 51, died June 15, 2007, at Ravenden as the result of an automobile accident. Born March 22, 1956, in Blytheville, he was of the Baptist faith. His wife, Barbara, also died as a result of the accident. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hershel and Goldie Baugus Dehart...
Barbara Jean Cole (06/21/07)
Collierville, Tenn. Barbara Jean Cole, 68, of Collierville, Tenn., formerly of Manila, died Monday, June 11, 2007, at Methodist health Care in Germantown. Born in Leachville, she was the daughter of the late C.W. and Hattie Mae Phillips Moore and had been a longtime Manila area resident before making her home in Collierville, Tenn...
Sherry Ann Gray (06/21/07)
Lake City Sherry Ann Gray, 37, of Lake City died Monday, June 11, 2007. She was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Wayne Van Kirk. She is survived by her husband, Gary Gray of Jonesboro; sons, Mark Gray and Tyler Gray, and stepson, Matt Chester, all of Lake City; daughter, Kimberly Gray of Lake City; brothers, Charles VanKirk of Paragould and Geno VanKirk of Lake City...
Gracy Pearl Piercy Grooms (06/21/07)
Monette Gracy Pearl Grooms, 98, died Saturday June 16, 2007, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Ripley, Tenn., she lived most of her life in the Leachville area. She was a homemaker, and member of the Second Baptist of Leachville. She worked for the Childress Public School lunch room for several years...
Emma Francway Hanners (06/21/07)
Jonesboro Emma Francway Hanners, of Jonesboro, died Sunday morning, June 10, 2007, at the Craighead Nursing Center. Born in Forrest City, she had lived in Jonesboro since 1975, moving there from the Buckeye Community near Leachville. She was married in 1936 to Virgil J. Hanners, who preceded her in death. She was a farm wife and homemaker, co-owned a country store, Buckeye Store, with her husband in the late 1930s, and in her later years was a cosmetologist working throughout Northeast Arkansas...
Olive Juanita Kinney (06/21/07)
California Olive Juanita Kinney, 78, born May 15, 1929, in Manila, died June 16, 2007. Until recently, she resided in Livermore, Calif. She was the only daughter of Dorothy and Arthur Densmore. She married in 1947 to Russell Lee Miles in Keiser. She married in 1961 to Kenneth K. Kinney, in Livermore, Calif...
J.W. "Dub" Church (06/26/07)
Leachville J.W. "Dub" Church, 80, of Leachville, died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late James Walter and Hazel Eubanks Church and was a lifelong resident. He was a member of Leachville Church of Christ, retired machine operator for Emerson Electric and a retired Leachville volunteer fireman. He was a graduate of Leachville High School and an Army veteran of the Korean War...
Luther Edward Parks (06/26/07)
Manila Luther Edward Parks, 93, of Manila, died Friday, June 22, 207, at the Manila Nursing Center. A longtime resident of Manila, he was born Dec. 3, 1913, in Trenton, Tenn. Mr. Parks was a retired farmer and a member of the Little River Baptist Church...
Donna Sue Tacker (06/26/07)
Tyronza Donna Sue Tacker, 64, of Tyronza died June 21, 2007, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. She was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio, where she was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and served her community by volunteering at the local food bank. She was a member of St. Norbert's Catholic Church and U.S. Air Force veteran...
Woodrow Mason (06/21/07)
Manila Woodrow Mason, 58, of Manila died June 10, 2007, at his residence. He was born Jan. 25, 1949, at Etowah. He was a farmer, and of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Mason and Sarah Jackson; a sister, Linda Mason; and two brothers, Roy Lee Mason and Michael Wayne Mason...
John Daniel Lewis (06/21/07)
Monette John Daniel Lewis, 81, of Monette, died Monday, June 11, 2007, at his home. Born at Cardwell, Mo., he was the son of the late John Wesley and Blanche Woodard Lewis and was a life-long area resident. Mr. Lewis worked for Brown Shoe Company in Leachville from opening until its closing in the 1980s...
Barbara Joni Dehart (06/21/07)
Manila Barbara Joni Dehart, 50, died June 15, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro as a result of an automobile accident on Highway 63 at Ravenden. Born June 4, 1957, in Osceola, she was of the Baptist faith. Her husband Charles also died as a result of the accident...
Oliver K. Armstrong (06/07/07)
Lake City Oliver K. Armstrong, 78, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at his home in Lake City. He attended Lake City United Methodist Church for the last 53 years. He is survived by his wife, Charlene Armstrong of the home; a daughter and her husband, Regina and Kevin Beine of Memphis; a son, Robert K. Armstrong of New York City; a grandson, Nicholas Z. Beine of Memphis; and a sister, Elizabeth Kamp of North Little Rock...
Shirley Lee Blocker (06/07/07)
Manila Shirley Lee Blocker, 61, of Manila, widow of Franklin Blocker, Jr., died Monday, May 28, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Newport, she was the daughter of the late Roy Elvin Laxton and had been a longtime Manila area resident. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Plains Church of Christ...
Avery Jean Smith (06/07/07)
Bay Avery Jean Smith, infant daughter of Kevin and Jennifer Moore Smith, of Bay, died Monday, May 28, 2007, at the University of Medical Science in Little Rock. She was preceded in death by her sister, Kara Belle Smith. In addition to her parents, she is survived by grandparents, Richard and Cindy Holiman of Jonesboro, Allen and Aliy Moore of Twin Rivers, Alaska, and Larry and Virginia Smith of Manila...
Ruby Marie Pruitt (06/07/07)
Jonesboro Ruby Marie Pruitt, 95, died Sunday, May 27, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in Monette on Jan. 20, 1912, to the late Walter and Della Tinkle Hazelwood. She had lived in Jonesboro for 25 years, formerly of Monette. She was a homemaker and member of Walnut Street Baptist Church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years, Order of the Amaranth where she was Worthy Matron for several years, and White Shrine of Jerusalem...
Eula V. Hutton Thieme (06/07/07)
Manila Eula V. Hutton Thieme, last surviving child of one of the pioneer families of Manila, died Monday, May 28, 2007, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. She was born in Manila Sept. 6, 1917, to J.M. and Mary Jane Ashabranner Hutton. Mr. ...
Edith Charlene Yeargain (06/07/07)
Marble Hill, Mo. Edith Charlene Yeargain, 72, of Marble Hill, Mo., died Monday, May 28, 2007, at her residence after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 1, 1934, at Arbyrd, the daughter of Roy and Anna Mae Noble Wilmoth and oldest of seven children. She and Bill E. Yeargain were married on Nov. 5, 1953. Mrs. Yeargain was a homemaker and member of Glen Allen First Baptist Church...
Fred Chambers (06/13/07)
Monette Fred Chambers, 64 of Monette, died Friday, June 8, 2007, at his residence after an extensive illness. Born May 5, 1943, in Monette, to the late James Ladell Chambers and Martha Geneva Wallace, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monette. ...
Alvin Cooper (06/13/07)
Monette Alvin Cooper, 78, of Monette died May 31, 2007, in Jonesboro. He leaves his children, Alvin C. and Annette Cooper of Fond du Lac, Wis.; Sharon and Trenny Smith, and Eddie Wayne and Fran Cooper, all of Richmond, Vir.; Mary Sue and Any Young of Townsend, Ga.; the Rev. Michael and Courtney Cooper of Bastrop, Texas; step-daughter, Carolyn Perryman of Gosnell; brother and sister-in-law, James T. and Chris Cooper of Albuquerque, N.M.; 21 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren...
Buddy Huffman (06/13/07)
Bondsville Buddy Huffman, 70, of Bondsville died Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at his residence. He was a member of Neals Chapel Baptist Church and a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Rufus and Nettie Mae Huffman; two sisters, Zonoma (Sally) and Maudine Huffman; a half brother, J.C. Huffman, and a grandson, Hunter Chase Nall...
Rosina Marie McComas (06/13/07)
Leachville Rosina Marie McComas, 66, of Leachville, died Friday, June 8, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Rockford, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Marie Dall Ferger and had been a Leachville resident for the past five years. She was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church in Rockford...
Beverly Elizabeth Burns McGill (06/13/07)
Luxora Beverly Elizabeth Burns McGill, 53, of Luxora, died Friday, June 8, 2007, at NEA Hospital in Jonesboro. She was born Dec. 9, 1953, in Luxora. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Burns, Jr. and Mildred Pickens, and a brother, Kelly Burns...
Tom Pratt (06/13/07)
Rector Tom Pratt, 86, lifelong resident of Rector, died June, 9, 2007, in the Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. He was preceded in death by his parents, W.W. and Katie Pratt; his wife, Jean Pratt; and a sister, Ollie Edgin. He is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Lindell and Merla Pratt and Terry Pratt, all of Jonesboro; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Leon Johnson of Maryland Heights, Mo.; three brothers, Willie Pratt, Arvel Pratt and Glen Pratt, all of Rector; a sister, Eula Bell Reynolds of Pea Ridge; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.. ...
Jack Alexander (06/07/07)
Monette Jack Alexander, 74, of Monette, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Craighead County and had lived in Monette for 11 years, moving there from Memphis, Tenn. He was a retired sales manager for Harcros Chemical Company in Memphis, Tenn., and was a member of the Community Fellowship Church in Jonesboro...