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Obituaries from March 2008

Opal Lillian Wells (03/26/08)
Manila Opal Lillian Wells, 89, of Manila, died Monday, March 17, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late William Albert and Ophia Selby Wells. She was a lifelong Manila area resident, a retired cafeteria worker for the Manila School District. She was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Team and was of the Methodist faith...
Flora Berneda Johnston (03/26/08)
Luxora Flora Berneda Johnston, 92, widow of Rice Johnston, of Luxora, formerly of Manila, died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at her home. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Myrtle Mae Cohen Samples and had been a longtime Manila resident before making her home in Osceola and later in Luxora. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Manila...
Kenneth Eugene Oglesby (03/26/08)
Osceola Kenneth Eugene Oglesby, 61, of Osceola, died Monday, March 17, 2008, in Osceola. He was born Jan. 15, 1947, in St. Louis, Mo. He was a former teacher and member of The Holy Church of Christ. He had lived in Osceola for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Leomi Oglesby of Mississippi...
Gregory Vickers (03/20/08)
Trumann Gregory Vickers, 56, of Trumann, died Sunday, March 9, 2008, in Trumann. Born in Fresno, Calif., he is the son of the late John William Vickers of Tulot, and Hazel Adams of Lake City. He is survived by a sister, Judith Gay Rust of Belton, Mo.; and a brother, John William Vickers of Leadwood, Mo...
June Wildy (03/20/08)
Leachville Lina June Paul Wildy, 90, of Leachville died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at her home. She was born to Robbie Dowell and Floyd Paul at Fayetteville on June 5, 1917. June and her late husband, Earl Herman Wildy, celebrated 65 years together until his death in 2004. ...
John David Bankston (03/20/08)
Black Oak John David Bankston, 86, of Black Oak died Thursday, March 13, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born at Harrison on May 27, 1921, to Willie and Dovie Bankston. He was a retired car salesman. He lived in Mississippi for 30 years before moving to Black Oak and served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
Cecil Copeland (03/20/08)
Leachville Cecil Copeland, 86, of Leachville, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at his home. Born in Light, he was the son of the late Charley and Sarah Henson Copeland and had been a lifelong Leachville area resident. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a retired employee of the Leachville and Arbyrd Compress and a member of the Church of God in Leachville...
Larry Wayne Chapman (03/20/08)
Etowah Larry Wayne Chapman, 58, of Etowah died Monday, March 10, 2008, at SW Mississippi County Medical Center in Osceola. Survivors include his fiancee, Janice Stroud of Harrisburg; daughter, Tiffany Summers, and husband, Ryan, of Bonney Lake, Wash.; two sisters, Sharron Vaughn of Bonney Lake and Beverly Joy Chapman of Lompoc, Calif.; nieces, Mandy Walker and Amber Vaughn; nephews, Robert and Lewis Currier and Colby Vaughn; and three grandchildren, Zach, Brenda and Angel Summers...
Kenneth Boyd Cobb (03/20/08)
Lake City Kenneth Boyd Cobb, 49, of Lake City died Sunday, March 9, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a lifelong resident of the Lake City area and member of Lake City First Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Lake City High School and Arkansas State University...
Joye Emery (03/20/08)
Tuckerman Joye Chism Emery, 77, of Tuckerman died Sunday, March 9, 2008, at her home. Survivors include four sons, Roy Emery of Fordyce, Jamie Emery of Walnut Ridge, Mack Emery and Tim Emery, both of Tuckerman; six daughters, Margaret Brumley of Newport, Kim Reed of Caraway, Anita Proffitt of Pine Bluff, Judy Browning, Wendy Harbison and Cindi Emery Lowe, all of Tuckerman; a brother, Joe Chism of Risen; 22 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren...
Jerry Lee Hill (03/20/08)
Manila Jerry Lee Hill, 50, of Manila died Friday, March 7, 2008. He was born Feb. 8, 1958, at Turrell, the son of the late Earnest Levine Hill and Ella Mae Neal. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith. He is survived by five sisters, Ella Jean Burt and Earnestine Morris, both of Osceola, Santoes Roberts of Jonesboro, Annette Bell and Carristine Buford, both of Madison, Wis.; three brothers, Darrell Hill of Osceola, Willie Hill of Blytheville, and Charles Hill of Madison, Wis...
James Herbert "J.H." Lisk (03/20/08)
Jonesboro James Herbert Lisk, 87, of Jonesboro died at Jonesboro Healthcare on Thursday, March 13, 2008. He was born Oct. 12, 1920 in Black Oak, to the late Floyd and Oma Lisk. Mr. Lisk was on the Redbirds Baseball Team from Caraway in the early 1940s, farmed for many years, enjoyed gardening, lived most of his life in Craighead County and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Martha Sue Sanders (03/20/08)
Caraway Martha Sue Sanders, 67, of Caraway died Friday, March 14, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A lifetime Caraway resident, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Nell Pendergraft and the widow of Danny Sanders. She was retired from Arlee Home Fashions at Leachville and a member of Grade Chapel Primitive Baptist Church at Memphis...
Norma Sue Scott (03/20/08)
Manila Norma Sue Scott, 70, of Manila, died March 11, 2008 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 26, 1937, in Monette to the late Albert Clarence York and Maude Marie Greene York, Mrs. Scott was a former resident of West Memphis for 15 years, a district manager for Jimmy Dandy Corporation in Nashville, was an avid Razorback and Cardinals fan, loved flowers, especially roses, and was a member of the Manila Church of Christ...
Anna Eloise Harbin Brown (03/20/08)
Jonesboro Anna Elois Harbin Brown, 89, died Monday, March 10, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Place. She was born in Herget to the late Marvin and Agnes Harbin, where she was the oldest daughter of 15 children whom she helped her mother raise. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Central Baptist Church and worked at Arkansas State University in the museum at the information desk. She loved her family and friends. She had a keen sense of humor and loved to share her wisdom...
Olan Don Wilson (03/12/08)
Leachville Olan Don Wilson, 63, of Leachville, died Sunday, March 2, 2008, at his home. Born in Leachville, he was the son of the late Warren Olan Wilson and had been a Leachville resident most of his life. He was a 1962 graduate of Leachville High School and was a United States Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a 32nd degree Mason and was head of security for the Adams Estate in Leachville...
Lawrence Edward "L.E." Mobley, Jr. (03/05/08)
Pensacola, Fla. Lawrence Edward "L.E." Mobley, Jr., 78 of Pensacola, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. Mr. Mobley was born and raised in Manila. He graduated from Manila High School in 1947. He attended Arkansas State University and completed a graduate degree from the University of Mississippi. He was an educator for 44 years; math teacher, coach, guidance counselor and for the last half of his career, principal of Manila High School...
Donald Lynn Peridore (03/05/08)
Rivervale Donald Lynn Peridore, 51, of Rivervale, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born May 22, 1956, in Marked Tree, to the late Andrew "Ted" and Helen Peridore. He is survived by his wife, Rose Peridore of Rivervale; a son, Donald Lynn Peridore of Rivervale; a daughter, Helen L. ...
Joseph Thomas Rauls (03/05/08)
New Orleans, La. Joseph Thomas Rauls, 70, of New Orleans, La., formerly of the Buckeye community near Leachville, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in New Orleans. Born in Hornersville in 1937 to Thomas Jefferson Rauls and Sybil Lenore Bone Rauls, his boyhood was spent helping with chores on the family farm. ...
Jewell Marie Theobald (03/05/08)
Heber Springs Jewell Marie Carr Jones Theobald, 71, of Heber Springs, formerly of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Heber Springs after undergoing kidney dialysis and other health problems during the past year. She was born March 4, 1936 in Monette. She was the sixth child born to Oran Lee Carr and Betty Jane Howard Carr. She was raised in Caraway and later moved to Jonesboro and married Damon Jones...
Mildred Hughes (03/12/08)
Dell Mildred Beatrice Elizabeth Hughes, 88, of Dell, died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born May 24, 1919, in Alcorn County, Miss., to the late James Hubert and Carsilla Badine Jones, she was a longtime Dell resident and homemaker of the Pentecostal faith...
Bobby Gaines Wood (03/12/08)
Jonesboro Retired Brigadier General Bobby Gaines Wood, 76, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, March 05, 2008 at St. Bernards Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Wood; two sons and their wives, Dr. Mark and Laura Wood of Jonesboro an d Bob and Terri Wood of Cookville, Tenn.; one daughter and her husband, Becky and Doug Frederick of Jonesboro; eight grandchildren, Cole Wood, Gretchen Wood, Isabella Wood, Hallie Frederick and Michael Frederick all of Jonesboro, Brian Wood and Laura Wood of Cookeville and Jill Kelly Talbert of Nashville, Tennessee.. ...
Rita Ann Taylor Ross (03/12/08)
Jonesboro Rita Ann Taylor Ross, 64, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in Monette. Mrs. Ross was a member of the Valley View Church of Christ and worked as a retail sales manager. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed. She loved working in her yard and with her flowers...
Mildred Maydene Jolliff (03/12/08)
Manchester, Mo. Mildred Maydene Jolliff, 84, of Manchester, Mo., formerly of Manila, died Saturday, March 1, 2008, in Chesterfield, Mo. She was the widow of Novis Jolliff and was a retired office manager for a private university. Born at Swifton, she was the daughter of the late Hewlitt and Mildred Robertson...
Charles Clinton "Charlie" Rowe (03/12/08)
Little Rock Charles Clinton "Charlie" Rowe, 64, of Little Rock, died Monday, March 3, 2008, at St. Vincents Infirmary in Little Rock. He was born Feb. 7, 1944, in Neosho, Mo., to Milford Clarence and Craig Bacon Rowe, who both preceded him in death...
Carlos G. Pounds (03/12/08)
Monette Services for Carlos G. Pounds, 65, of Monette, were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Mount Sharon Presbyterian Church in Adamsville with burial in Pounds Cemetery.  Mr. Pounds, a life insurance agent for over 35 years, passed away on March 3, 2008 in Memphis, Tenn. ...
Susan Coggin (03/12/08)
Caraway Susan Lynn Coggin, 49, of Caraway, died Sunday, March 2, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. She was born in Millington, Ten., and had lived in Caraway most of her life. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church in Caraway...
Charlie Merle Smith (03/12/08)
Blytheville Charlie Merle Smith, 70, of Blytheville, died Saturday, March 1, 2008, in Manila. Born Jan. 26, 1937, in Booneville, Miss., the son of the late Lee and Elvie Olive Smith, he was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Smith was a retired self-employed mechanic and loved animals...
Lanell C. Berry (03/05/08)
Mount Pleasant Lanell C. Berry, 67, of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at her home. She was a native of the Lake City area where she lived before moving to Mount Pleasant five years ago. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant. She was active in the women's group of her church and was a retired school teacher...