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Obituaries from December 2007

Bernice Juanita Watson (12/24/07)
Roseland Bernice Juanita Watson, 82, of Roseland died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at Great River Medical Center at Blytheville. Mrs. Watson leaves her son, Charles Watson and his wife, Paulette, of Caraway; daughter-in-law, Brenda Watson of Manila; brother, Leslie Beal of Manila; sisters, Lillian Hale of Manila and Pauline Alexander of Memphis; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren...
William Carlton Steen (12/24/07)
Marked Tree William Carlton Steen, 78, of Marked Tree, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at his home. He was born May 31, 1929, in Corinth, Miss., the son of William Clay Steen and Birdie Mae Jones. He was a painter and a member of the Apostolic Church of Tyronza...
Lorraine Anne Ringrose (12/24/07)
Jonesboro Lorraine Anne Ringrose, 89, of Jonesboro, formerly of Manila died Monday, Dec. 17. 2007, at the Craighead Nursing Center in Jonesboro. She was the widow of John Daniel Ringrose. Born at Grandfork, North Dakota, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Anne Gray Mero. ...
Lois Dean Wilkey (12/18/07)
Bradford Lois Dean (Sisk) Wilkey, 66, of Bradford, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007. She was born June 13, 1941, in Cave City to the late Homer Olen and Bartha Jane Marlin Sisk. She attended the Church of God and had been a seamstress for many years. She was raised in the Monnette and Leachville area and had lived previously in the Hot Springs area...
Bland Robert "Bob" Harper Jr. (12/18/07)
Monette Bland Robert "Bob" Harper, 62, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born Oct. 9, 1945, in Paragould to the late Dr. B.R. and Thera Harper Sr. He was a self-employed salesman. Survivors include his wife, Carrie Harper of the home; two sons, Houston Robert Harper of St. Louis and Richard Andrew Harper of Little Rock...
Boyd Alfred Davidson (12/18/07)
Lake City Boyd Alfred Davidson, 48, of Lake City, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, at Memphis Medical Center. He was born at Des Moines, Iowa, into the family of Boyd Cecil Davidson and Pansy F. Spencer Davidson. He was employed by Hendrix Auctioneer's and Realty Co. and was a member of Woods Chapel Church...
Roger Dale Britt (12/18/07)
Lake City Roger Dale Britt, 59, of Lake City died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He is survived by daughters, Sherry Butler of Copperas Cove, Texas, and Kathy Lawrence and husband, Glenn, of Blytheville; sisters, Olene cope of Jonesboro, Lavada Ellis of Tennessee and Sandra Calloway of Paragould; and grandchildren, Timothy Cash, Dejham Butler and Emma Weeks...
James Richard "Ricky" Williams (12/13/07)
Leachville James Richard "Ricky" Williams, 59, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at his home. Born in Memphis, Tenn., he was the son of the late Jimmy and Joyce Richardson Williams, and was raised by his grandparents, Jake and Bessie Richardson. ...
Charles Thomas (12/13/07)
West Plains, Mo. Funeral service for Charles Wesley Thomas, 83, of West Plains, Mo., was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, in the Rose Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday), at the Manila Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home...
Jimmie Dean Pirtle (12/13/07)
Lake City Jimmie Dean Pirtle, 62, of Lake City, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Manila and lived in Lake City for 10 years moving there from Jonesboro. Hew was a retired carpenter, Vietnam Army veteran and of the Baptist belief...
Jimmy Leon McGinnis (12/13/07)
Caraway Jimmy Leon McGinnis, 60 of Caraway, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Caraway, he was the son of the late Leon and Bessie Brown McGinnis and was a lifelong Caraway resident. Mr. McGinnis was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith...
Irene Davidson (12/13/07)
Manila Irene Davidson, 87, of Manila, widow of Neil Davidson, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Martha Walker Morris. Born in Missouri, she had been a Manila resident most of her life and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Jessie Taylor (12/04/07)
Jonesboro Jessie Taylor, 69, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born Monday, March 7, 1938, in Tippah County, Miss., to the late George Elbert and Carrie Smith Taylor, she was of the Baptist faith and in the food service business...
Cecil H. Holifield (12/04/07)
Blytheville Cecil H. Holifield, 61, of Blytheville, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Rector to the late Farris and Laura Holifield, he obtained multiple degrees in education from Arkansas State University, including bachelors, masters and specialist degrees. ...
Mildred Norene Gaskins (12/04/07)
Lake City Mildred Norene Gaskins of Lake City died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at her home at the age of 83. She was born Feb. 19, 1924, in Cross County, the daughter of Robert Hoots and Bessie Hodge Hoots. She married Chester Gaskins on Sept. 30, 1943, and they enjoyed 64 years together before his death on July 11, 2007. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of God in Harrisburg. She loved sewing and quilting...
William Garrad Fox (12/04/07)
Lenoir City, Tenn. William Garrad Fox, 89, of Lenoir City, Tenn., formerly of Manila, died Nov. 14, 2007, at the Summitt View Nursing Home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Vernon Fox and was the valedictorian of his graduating class at Manila High School. ...
Lois Marie Walker Gray Edge (12/04/07)
Ash Flat Lois Marie Walker Gray Edge, 72, of Eaglecrest Nursing Center in Ash Flat, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. She was born Nov. 7, 1935, at Newark. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Mayburn "M.L." Walker; her husband, Robert Charles Edge; a daughter-in-law, Carla Gray; a grandson, Dustin Gray; a great-grandson, Daniel Nichols; two sisters, Helen Fleming and Jackie Scrivner...
Howard Ray Dawson (12/04/07)
Keiser Howard Ray Dawson, 68, of Keiser, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at Manila Nursing Center. Born Dec. 28, 1938, in Osceola to the late Fred and Eunice Walker Dawson, he was a member of Keiser First Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Shauvin...
Billy W. Childres (12/04/07)
Paragould Billy W. Childres, 58, of Paragould died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Oct. 3, 1949, in Manila to the late John D. Childres and Lucille Hicks Childres Babb, Mr. Childres was a long time area resident, an avid fisherman, farmer, movie lover and an Army veteran who served his country in Vietnam...