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Obituaries from August 2007

Virgil Lee "Buddy" Miller (08/22/07)
Jonesboro Virgil Lee "Buddy" Miller, 70, of Jonesboro, formerly of Manila, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at his residence. Born in Manila, he was the son of the late Virgil Jackson and Wanda Lee Files Miller and had been a longtime Manila area resident before making his home in Jonesboro. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith...
Mary Beth Bounds (08/15/07)
Monette Mary Beth Bounds, 64, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2007 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in Jonesboro to the late George and Mary Dalene Sembler and lived in the Monette area most of her life. She was a member of the Monette First Baptist Church and retired from the MidSouth Bank. She graduated from Monette High School in 1960...
Caroline Olivia Taylor (08/15/07)
Caraway Caroline Olivia Taylor, also known as "Princess Caroline," age 5, of Caraway, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, at her residence in Caraway. Caroline was born in Jonesboro on Dec. 10, 2001, and lived all of her life in Caraway. She attended New Hope Baptist Church near Caraway with her family and was preceded in death by her granddad, Charles Taylor...
Paul Alley Carter (08/15/07)
Cardwell Paul Alley Carter, 92, of Cardwell, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, at the Senath Nursing Center. Born in Beedeville, he was the son of the late Amos and Pearl Hayes Carter and had been a lifelong Cardwell resident. He was a farmer and member of the Antioch Church of Christ near Cardwell...
Rose Marie Crosskno (08/15/07)
Leachville Rose Marie Crosskno, 55, of Leachville, formerly of Blytheville, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She leaves brothers and sisters and their spouses, James Crosskno (Glenda) of Gobler, Mo., Clarence Crosskno (Patsy) of Dell, Harold Crosskno of Newhall, Calif., Dennis Crosskno (Patricia) of Summerfield, Fla., Billy Crosskno (Judy) of Blytheville, Maxine Hodge (Quincy) of Blytheville, Helen Heathman (Dwight) of Springdale and Nora Jane Yates (Jim) of Maumelle.. ...
Larry Thomas Jeffers (08/15/07)
Monette Larry Thomas Jeffers, 64, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, at his home. He was born I Black Oak to the late Fred and Essie Jeffers and was a longtime resident of the Caraway area. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church and a machine specialist with American Greetings. He served in the Arkansas National Guard...
Joe Mark Killough (08/15/07)
Paragould Joe Mark Killough, 44, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, at his residence. He was born in Leachville. Survivors include his mother, Sharon George of Paragould; father, Joe Killough of Porum, Okla.; two sisters, Jennifer Pugh of Blytheville and Suzanne Jones of Jonesboro; a nephew, Phillip Pugh; and four nieces, Samantha King, Megan Emmons, Kama Strickland and Alyssa Jones...
Gary Blaine White (08/15/07)
Osceola Gary Blaine White, 53, of Osceola, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2007 at South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center in Osceola after an extensive illness. Born April 8, 1954, in Osceola to the late Eugene White and Charlie Frances Reese White, Mr. White was a lifelong area resident of the Osceola community...
Seth Wallace Whited (08/15/07)
Monette Seth Wallace Whited, 18, of Monette died Friday Aug. 10, 2007. Born at Jonesboro Aug. 25, 1988, he was a farmer and was attending Arkansas Northeastern College, pursuing a physical therapy degree. He was a member of Monette First Baptist Church, where he was active in the youth program. He was an avid outdoor hunter, fisherman and water sportsman...
Ella Lavell Alliston (08/22/07)
St. Ann, Mo. Ella Lavell Bandy Alliston of St. Ann, Mo., died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007. She was born Sept. 20, 1937. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Arudy Bandy, and her husband, Richard Alliston. She is survived by her children and spouses, Tina Marie McDaniel, Tommy Lynn (Theresa), Kenneth Wayne (Denise) and Sammy Bryan (Barbara) McDaniel; brothers, A.J., Tim and Ricky Bandy; grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Jimmy Don Decker, Sr. (08/22/07)
South Haven, Mich. Jimmy Don Decker, Sr., 64, of South Haven, Mich., died Aug. 10, 2007, in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was born July 9, 1943, in Leachville to Cordis and Fanny (Baker) Decker. Mr. Decker worked as a forklift driver for Michigan Fruit Canners and Campbell Soup Factory. He loved to fish and tinker on cars...
Billy Gene Denton (08/22/07)
Manila Billy Gene Denton, 73, of Manila died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Charley and Vera Beauchamp Denton and was a lifelong resident of Manila. He was a Manila High School graduate and was retired from the City of Osceola Water Department...
Elsie Mae Grubbs (08/22/07)
Manila Elsie Mae Grubbs, 66, of Manila died on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro after an extensive illness. Born March 24, 1941, in Manila to the late Anderson Eugene Smith and Grace Slankard Smith, she was a lifelong area resident and a member of Rosa Baptist Church in Luxora...
Gladys Carter Hiett (08/22/07)
Mountain Home Gladys Carter Hiett, 92, of Mountain Home, formerly of Pocahontas and Leachville, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at Care Manor in Mountain Home. Born in the Apt Community near Jonesboro, she lived several years in Leachville and Pocahontas before moving to Mountain Home a few years ago. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Pocahontas...
Terry F. Wright (08/08/07)
Caraway Terry Faye Wright, 45, of Caraway died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Baptist East at Memphis. Born Jan. 5, 1962, at Lepanto, she was a homemaker and of the Southern Baptist faith. She is survived by daughters, Crystal Wright and Jennifer Wright, both of Caraway, and six grandchildren...
Ruth Beatrice Ward (08/08/07)
Caraway Ruth Beatrice Ward, 93, of Caraway died Saturday, Aug. 04, 2007, at Lakeside Nursing Center. She was born in Black Oak to the late Bob and Maude Wilson. Bea loved being a nurse and her family. She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother. Her grandchildren lovingly called her Nanny Ted. She was a member of the Church of Christ...
Sarah "Marie" McFarland (08/08/07)
Leachville Sarah "Marie" McFarland of Leachville died July 29, 2007, at her daughter's home in Shreveport, La. She was born in Oil Trough and lived most of her life in Leachville. She was a homemaker and member of Happy Corner Assembly of God Church...
Mary Mable Lakey (08/01/07)
Grand Rapids, Mich. Mary Mable Lakey, 81, died July 23, 2007, at Grand Rapids, Mich. Mrs. Lakey was married to John Lakey in 1947 and lived in Lake City from 1983 to 2003. Mr. Lakey died in 2003. The daughter of George Webb and Minnie Getz, Mrs. Lakey was a homemaker, raised two sons and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake City...
Addie Mae Elizabeth Malone (08/01/07)
Leachville Addie Mae Elizabeth Malone, 99 of Leachville, the widow of Oather E. Malone, died Monday, July 23, 2007, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Batesville, she had been a longtime Leachville area resident, a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of god in Leachville...
Charlotte Symonia Covert (08/01/07)
Vilonia Charlotte Symonia Covert, 60, of Vilonia, formerly of Manila, died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at her home. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Nellie Regina Sammons Northington. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith...
Lila Faye Garner (08/01/07)
Bay Lila Faye Garner, 76, of Bay, died July 19, 2007, at her home. She was born July 4, 1931 in Pontotoc, Miss. She was a retired resort business manager and member of New Vision Church of God, a former Sunday School teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Clifford Garner, her father, Floyd C. Yancey and mother, Ditha Bray...
John Albert Honnoll, Sr. (08/01/07)
Jonesboro John Albert Honnoll, Sr., 84, died Thursday, July 19, 2007, at VA Medical Center in Memphis. He was born in Macey to the late William Wiseman and Rachel Pitts Honnoll. He was a farmer, former automobile salesman, livestock salesman and co-owner of Nettleton Feed Store. ...
Robert L. Long (08/01/07)
Western Grove Robert L. Long, 61, of Western Grove, died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. Born at Rosie on Sept. 30, 1945, he was the son of John and Lillian (Burt) Long. He had lived in Western Grove for 29 years and was married to Della (Ferguson) Long. Mr. Long worked for Arkhola Readimix for 15 years prior to retirement. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving 18 months in the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Western Grove...
Jimmy Wayne McDole (08/01/07)
Manila Jimmy Wayne McDole, 66, of Manila, died Thursday, July 19, 2007, at his home. Born in Manila, he was the son of the late John and Clara Edna Reis McDole. He was a lifelong Manila resident and the owner/operator of McDole Trucking Company. Survivors include a son, Jimmy McDole, of Manila; a daughter, Julie Tarver, of Manila; two brothers, Junior McDole of Mountain Home and Jerry McDole of Piedmont, Mo.; three sisters, Lela Baughtman of Conway, Annie Duncan of Searcy, and Shirley Davison of Manila; four grandchildren, Caleb Wayne Milligan, Jacob Tarver, Hunter Tarver, and Ashton McDole; and a special friend, Mary Smart, of Manila.. ...
Velma N. Pitts (08/01/07)
Bancroft, Mich. Velma N. Pitts, 77, of Bancroft, Mich., formerly of Monette, died Friday, July 20, 2007, at the Durand Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center in Durant, Mich. She had been a beautician in Nettleton and Flint, Mich. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 27, at the Church of Christ in Monette with her nephew, Jerry Qualls, officiating. A graveside service will follow at the Monette Cemetery...
Versal L. Robins (08/01/07)
Leachville Versal L. Robins, 89, of Leachville, widow of Odell Robins, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Flippin, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Ida King Pilgrim and had been a Leachville resident since 1938 at which time she became a member of First Baptist Church...
Rev. Carl Castleman (08/01/07)
San Jose, Calif. Rev. Carl Castleman, the son of Elmer and Inez Castleman, was born in the Black Water community on Dec. 26, 1922, and died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at his home in San Jose, Calif. Castleman enjoyed his growing-up years at Black Water. After finishing his education at black Water High School, he farmed in the Black Water community before serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. Much of his time was spent in Japan...
Ira Lynn Faulk (08/08/07)
Lake City Ira Lynn Faulk, 55, of Lake City (Dixie community) died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at his residence. He was born Feb. 20, 1952, in Paragould, the son of the late Shirley Ellis and Wilma Rozella Jeffers Faulk. He was employed at St. Bernards Medical Center and was a collector of Indian artifacts. He was a member of Dixie Baptist Church...
Katie G. Guy (08/08/07)
Lake City Katie Geneva Guy, 87, died Monday, July 3, 2007, at Lakeside Nursing Center where she had lived since Aug. 2002. She was born Oct. 28, 1919, in the Nettleton Community. She was a lifetime member of Nettleton Methodist Church. Before going into the nursing center, she had lived at the same address in Jonesboro since 1946. ...
Jessie May Layton (08/08/07)
Leachville Jessie May Layton, 66, of Leachville died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at her home. Born in Jonesboro, she was the daughter of the late Jess and Hattie Jane Willis Baxley and a lifelong area resident. She was a longtime employee of Brown Shoe Company and was of the Baptist faith...
Beulah Gould Martin (08/08/07)
Augusta Beulah Gould Martin, 80, of Augusta, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at her home. Born Feb. 26, 1927, in Maynard, the daughter of the late Joe and Louie Yates Gould, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Handler Martin, Sr...
Diana Kay Bowen (08/01/07)
Knobel Diana Kay "Mama Dee" Bowen, 60 of Knobel, formerly of Piggott/Corning, died Friday, July 20, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in LaPorte, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Donald and Bernice Pointon Schoff. She was a homemaker and had been a longtime Clay County resident. She was the widow of Johnny Bowen who preceded her in death in 1994...