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Obituaries from January 2008

Johnny Turney (01/31/08)
Jonesboro Johnny Turney, 64, of Jonesboro died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He as born in Manila on Dec. 21, 1943, to Roy Lomer Turney and Ruby Thompson Turney. He graduated from Valley View High School. He formerly owned and operated Rosehaven Retirement Home and formerly owned East Arkansas Insurance Agency. He was in the National Guard and loved playing golf, basketball and baseball. He was previously a basketball referee. He was of the Baptist belief...
Lena Mae Rogers (01/23/08)
Ash Flat Lena Mae Rogers, 89, of Ash Flat, formerly of Lepanto, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at Eaglecrest Nursing Home. She was a member of West Ridge Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo M. Rogers; son, Bobby Joe Rogers; and daughter, Linda Sue Rogers...
Daryla Ann Hetler (01/23/08)
Leachville Daryla Ann Hetler, 46, of Leachville, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Leachville she was a 1979 graduate of Leachville High School and later the Cotton Boll Vocational Technical School Medical Transcriptionist Program. She had been the office manager for the Cullom Medical Clinic in Osceola for over 20 years and was of the Church of Christ faith...
George Edgin (01/23/08)
Arbyrd, Mo. George Edgin, 95, of Arbyrd, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Robert and Jessie Louisea Edgin and was a lifelong Leachville and Arbyrd resident. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Church of Christ and a member of the Leachville Masonic Lodge...
Tillman Dill (01/23/08)
Manila Tillman Dill, 84, of Manila, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at his home. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Raliegh and Mable Tanner Dill and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He spent several years in Michigan, returning to Manila in 1962, and was a retired construction company superintendent. He was of the Baptist faith...
Raymond "Hatchet" H. Carner (01/23/08)
Lake City Raymond "Hatchet" H. Carner, 82, of Lake City, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born and raised at Lake City, he was drafted into the U.S. Marines at the age of 18. He served in Iwo Jima and Sasebo, Japan. ...
Lillian Ernestine Buck (01/23/08)
Oak Ridge, Tenn. Lillian Ernestine "Tene" Buck, 87, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., a former longtime resident of Blytheville and the Half Moon Community, died Sunday in Oak Ridge. She leaves her daughters, Dianne Jumper of Mountain Home and Janice McNally of Oak Ridge; brothers, Bonnard O'Neal of Houston and Bobby O'Neal of Blytheville; sisters, Freida Bright of Manila and Vernell Green of Blytheville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Juanita L. Royer (01/23/08)
Leachville Juanita L. Royer, 81, of Leachville died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Nov. 28, 1926, in Boggs, Okla., to the late Corbett Adams and Ethel Mayberry Adams, Mrs. Royer was a long-time area resident of Leachville and a homemaker...
Minnie Jean Apkarian (01/23/08)
Monette Minnie Jean "GiGi" Cockrum Apkarian was born to Paula and Minnie Cockrum on Sept. 16, 1932, at Monette and died after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vaughn Apkarian; her parents, Paul and Minnie Cockrum; brothers, Paul, Joe and Billy Cockrum; and her grandson, Jeffery...
Ronald Glenn Ward (01/23/08)
Gosnell Ronald Glenn Ward, 45, of Gosnell, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at his home. Born at Keiser he was a 1981 graduate of Rivercrest High School and was a maintenance mechanic specializing in heavy equipment. He was of the Christian faith and had been a Gosnell resident for the past seven years...
Adis "Curly" Williams (01/23/08)
Brookland Adis "Curly" Dean Williams, 76, of Brookland died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Black Oak to Hugh and Effie Williams of Caraway. Mr. Williams was retired from General Electric, was a self-employed carpenter and worked for J and R Concrete. He graduated from Caraway High School, served in the U.S. air force and was also a volunteer for prison ministries...
Charles Mack Puckett (01/31/08)
Leachville Charles Mack Puckett, 65, of Leachville, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville he was the son of the late Edward and Faye Lents Puckett and had been a lifelong Leachville resident. He was a retired farmer and a member of Fairview Baptist Church...
Maxine Pittman (01/31/08)
Caraway Maxine Pittman, 80, of Caraway, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008. Survivors include son Don Barnett and wife, Delores, of Thida; two daughters, Sharon Ross of Bartlett, Tenn., and Iris Brooks of Portland; eight grandchildren, Mary McDougal of Thida, Carol Davis and husband, Tony, of Amagon, James Barnett of Cash, Larry Ross of Memphis, Stephanie Shields and husband, Lynn, of Collierville, Tenn., Dana Brooks of Gainesville, Fla., Kim Brooks and Missy Selby and husband, Jarad, all of Portland; and 15 great-grandchildren.. ...
James Wilson Paterson, Jr. (01/31/08)
Little Rock James Wilson Paterson, Jr., 80, of Little Rock, formerly of Leachville, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at the Arkansas Hospice at St. Vincents Doctors Hospital in Little Rock. Born at Yellville, he was the son of the late James and Louanne Doshier Patterson and was raised in Leachville. ...
James "Snooks" Martin, Jr. (01/31/08)
Manila James "Snooks" Martin, 71, of Manila, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila he was the son of the late James William and Sini White Sandusky Martin and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired truck driver and a member of the Herman Davis American Legion Post 197 where he held several positions of leadership...
John H. Greer (01/31/08)
Lake City John H. Greer, 86, of Lake City, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City, where had been a patient for four years and three months. He was a farmer and owned and operated a grocery store and Mobil station at Winesburg for a number of years. He was born in White County but lived in Jonesboro most of his life, with the last 12 years in Trumann...
Bobby Joe Garrison (01/31/08)
Jonesboro Bobby Joe Garrison, 68, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born at Hayti, Mo., April 22, 1939, to the late Kernard and Retha Garrison. He was a truck driver for Poinsett County and of the Pentecostal belief...
Billie Dean Dunn (01/31/08)
Monette Billie Dean Dunn, 77, of Monette, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008. Survivors include his daughters, Lois Barnes, Oma Mears, Peggy Langston and Linda Rook; three sisters; six brothers; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Dunn...
Henry Marlin Green (01/02/08)
Leachville Henry Marlin Green, 62, of Leachville, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Born at Cardwell, Mo., he was the son of the late Lyman and Opal Robertson Green and was a lifelong Leachville resident. He was a retired farmer and U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War...
Nettie Bee Brewer (01/15/08)
Etowah Nettie Bee Brewer, 79, of Etowah, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born June 13, 1928, at Athelstan, the daughter of the late John Staples and Pearl Lela Shepard Staples Lawrence. She was a homemaker and member of Etowah Pentecostal Church of God in Etowah...
William "Dub" Blackwood (01/15/08)
Manila William Douglas "Dub" Blackwood, 81, of Manila, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born April 21, 1925, in Manila, he was the son of the late Robert "Bob" and Nora Carpenter Blackwood and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was retired from the Montgomery Ward, formerly in Blytheville, and was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Manila...
Pauline Turpin (01/15/08)
Lake City Pauline Turpin, 90 of Lakeside Nursing Home in Lake City, formerly of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born in Burnsville, Miss., on April 2, 1917, to Walter and Martha Carney. She is survived by her sons, Danny Turpin and Jackie Turpin, both of Jonesboro; her daughters, Barbara Olivier of Nashville, Willa Jean Grammer of Hernando, Miss., and Gerri Farmer of Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
James R. Turner (01/15/08)
Perry, Mich. James R. Turner, 74 of Perry, Mich., formerly of Brighton, Mich., died at his home Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007. He was born on Jan. 23, 1933, in Caraway the son of Jarvis T. and Arrilla (Gosa) Turner. On Aug. 2, 1952, he was married to Jean W. ...
Odell Fraizer (01/02/08)
Black Oak Odell Fraizer, 82, of Black Oak, formerly of Manila, died Saturday at the South Mississippi County Regional Hospital in Osceola. Born at Phillipi, Tenn., he was the son of the late Nathan and Rena Hail Fraizer and lived most of his life in the Manila area. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Neil's Chapel Baptist Church near Bondsville...
Melville W. Garrison (01/02/08)
Monette Melville W. Garrison, 69, of Monette, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at his residence. He was born Sept. 29, 1938, at Monette. He retired from the United Telephone Company and also worked at American Greetings in Osceola. He served in the United States Army stationed in Korea. He was a member of the Caraway Lodge No. 733, 32nd Degree Mason, member of the Manila American legion and a member of Leachville First Baptist Church...
Zona Elzada Gooch (01/02/08)
Leachville Zona Elzada Gooch, 94, of Leachville died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at the Senath Nursing Center in Senath. Born at Big Flat, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Viola Freeman Jones. She was the widow of Elmer Gooch and had lived most of her life in the Leachville area. Mrs. Gooch was a charter member of the Happy Corner Assembly of God Church near Leachville where she served many years as a Sunday School teacher and church pianist...
Etheredge B. House (01/02/08)
Jonesboro Etheredge House, 89, of Jonesboro, formerly of Alicia, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, M.G. "Bud" and Dollie Wade House; brothers, Ora E., Roy, Luther, Fred, and Mart Ray; and sister, Juanita...
Perry Randall Metheny (01/02/08)
Kennett Perry Randall Metheny, 58, of Kennett, formerly of Leachville, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born at the Pawheen Community near Leachville, he was the son of the late Glen and Della Hyde Metheny and had lived much of his life in Memphis, Tenn. ...
Roy Lee Thomas (01/02/08)
Jonesboro Roy Lee Thomas, 62, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007. He was born Dec. 22, 1945, in Jonesboro to Felbert and Oleta Thomas. He grew up in the Mangrum Community and graduated from Caraway High School and Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology...
Ray F. Williams (01/02/08)
Arnold, Mo. Ray F. Williams, 75, of Arnold, Mo., died Dec. 10, 2007, in St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Williams was self-employed and worked with garage doors. He was born Dec. 10, 1932, in Blytheville. He was the son of the late Elmer D. and Viola Jeter Williams of Manila...
Paul W. Booth (01/15/08)
Houston, Texas Paul Wayne Booth died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, in Houston, Texas. Born on July 30, 1929, in Caraway, he was the youngest child of Arthur Irvin Booth and Martha Isabell Wood Booth. Mr. Booth was preceded in death by his mother and father; by his brothers Orville Booth, Troy Booth, Carl Booth, Boyd Booth, Buford Booth, and Virgil Booth; his sister Ruby Booth Murphy; and his beloved wife, Lavanda Joan Colbert Booth...
Carmen Belle Connell (01/15/08)
Leachville Carmen Belle Connell, 91, of Leachville, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Jessie Edgin and was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Leachville First Baptist Church...
Scotty Leon Deason (01/15/08)
Leachville Scotty Leon Deason, 38, of Leachville, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born April 14, 1969, in Blytheville to Jackie and Georgia Cox Deason, he was a jailer and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Sheila Deason of Leachville; two sons, Kevin Deason of Leachville and Corey Deason of Cooter; parents, Jackie and Georgia Cox Deason of Blytheville; two sisters, Connie Amidon of Blytheville and Penny Cowsert of Leachville; and a brother, Richard Deason of Blytheville.. ...
Frank M. Sweet, Jr. (01/15/08)
Leachville Frank M. Sweet, Jr., 80, of Leachville, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died Dec. 28, 2007, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He retired from Beltone Hearing Aid Center after 25 years. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Leachville United Methodist Church in Leachville...
Violet Victoria Turner Pruett (01/15/08)
Leachville Violet Victoria Turner Pruett, 81, of Leachville, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. Born in Leachville she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Bess Haney Turner and was a lifelong Leachville resident. Mrs. Pruett was a graduate of Leachville High School and Arkansas State University. She was a retired teacher and librarian for Buffalo Island Central School District and was a member of Leachville Church of Christ...
Marion Franklin Perrin (01/15/08)
Monette Marion Franklin Perrin, 62, of Monette, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. He was born Dec. 6, 1945, in Monette to the late Junie and Linnie Dell Perrin. He was a truck driver for Federal Express in West Memphis...
Evelyn Bunting (01/15/08)
Bloomington, Ill. Evelyn Bunting, 82, of Bloomington, Ill., died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at Heritage Manor in Normal, Ill. She was born in Marmaduke on June 23, 1925, the daughter of Claude Gore and Anna Puckett. She and Herschel R. Bunting married on May 9, 1942, in Caraway. She was a charter member of Grace Church of Normal...
Eddie Harold Risinger (01/15/08)
Cardwell Eddie Harold Risinger, 74, of Cardwell, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at his home. Born at Cardwell, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Tishie Sissom Risinger and was a lifelong resident. He was a member of Cardwell First Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Tamila Rhea Grimaldo (01/15/08)
Manila Tamila Rhea Farmer Grimaldo, 45, of Manila died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at her home. Born at Little Rock, she was the daughter of the late Glenn Ray Farmer and had lived most of her life in the Manila area. She was a 1980 graduate of Manila High School and also received a bachelor of science in psychology and a master's degree in English from Westminister College at Fulton, Mo...
Charles R. Fortson, Sr. (01/15/08)
Hackett Charles R. Fortson, Sr., 69, of Hackett died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008. He was a retired self-employed mechanic and carpenter and a member of the Sugarloaf Fire Department Teamsters Union. He is survived by his wife, Willamae of the home; three sons, Charles Fortson, Jr., and his wife, Cindy, Tom Fortson and Jim Fortson and his wife, Christy; a sister, Shirley Hamilton, all of Suglarloaf; four brothers, Bill Joe Fortson of McDonough, Ga., Earl Dean Fortson of Barnsville, Ga., Ronny Gene Fortson of Manila and Randall Wayne Fortson of Hornersville; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Arthur Bruce Wilson (01/02/08)
Melrose, Fla. Arthur Bruce Wilson, 78, formerly of Monette, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at his residence. Bruce was born June 6, 1929, at Monette to the late William "Will" and Minnie Cornish Wilson. He retired from the Clay County, Fla., schools where he had taught drivers' education and was a member of Keystone Heights Church of Christ. He was a graduate of Arkansas State College, now ASU, and served in the United States Army during the Korean War...
Arley Davis (01/02/08)
Lake City Arley "Jack" Davis, 78, of Lake City died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was the pastor of Mount Olive Free Pentecostal Church in Needham and was retired from the Craighead County Road Department and Singer Manufacturing...