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Obituaries from May 2008

Sybil Virginia Winstead (05/28/08)
Sybil Virginia Winstead, 86, of Manila, died Friday, May 23, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila she was the daughter of the late Roy and Myrtle Brown Douglas and was a lifelong Manila resident. ...
Bobby Walker (05/28/08)
Bobby Walker, 49, of Dowagiac, Mich., died Monday, May 19, 2008, at his residence. He was born Nov. 22, 1958 in Ortenville, Mich., to Bertha Walker Sparkman of Monette and the late Lee Henry Walker. He was a member of the Light House Pentecostal Church...
Delcie Geraldine Bassett (05/28/08)
Delcie Gearldine Bassett, 92, of Jonesboro, formerly of Manila, died Friday, May 23, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Place in Jonesboro. Born at Half Moon, she was the daughter of the late Walter David and Grace Brooks Vastbinder and lived much of her life in the Manila area where she was a cook for Manila Public Schools. ...
Ruby Eilene Holt (05/28/08)
Ruby Eilene Holt, 91, of Lake City died Thursday, May 22, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She had lived most of her adult life in the Lake City area, moving to the Eastern District of Craighead County at an early age. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Holt; her parents, Audie and Wes Doty; and two grandchildren. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Jewel W.Modglin (05/28/08)
Jewel W. Modglin, 92, a resident of Fountaintown, formerly of Greenfield, Ind., died Monday, May 19, 2008, at her residence. She was born March 6, 1916 in Manila to the late James W. and Maggie (Brock) Wortham. She retired in 1981 from Western Electric after 28 years of dedicated service...
Virginia Orie Groves (05/28/08)
Virginia Orie Groves, 86, of Osceola, died Sunday, May 18, 2008, at her home. She was born Nov. 16, 1921, at Tomato. She was a homemaker and member of New Bethel Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. She was a lifetime resident of Mississippi County...
Dorothy Irene Eldridge Sweet (05/22/08)
Dorothy Irene Eldridge Sweet, 92, of Osceola, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at the Osceola Health Care Center. Born at Williford, she was the daughter of the late Ridley and Jessie Hill Eldridge and had lived most of her life in Mississippi County. She was a retired bookkeeper, the widow of Raymond Sweet, and a longtime member of Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church near Osceola...
Danny Virgil Summerville, Sr. (05/22/08)
Danny Virgil Summerville, Sr., 45, of Manila, died Monday, May 12, 2008, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Newport News, Vir., he had lived most of his life in Bowling Green, Fla., and had been a Manila resident since 2005...
Rev. Elvin L. Ervin (05/22/08)
Rev. Elvin L. Ervin, died with his family at his side at 12:35 a.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2008 in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Rev. Ervin was born Nov. 6, 1949 in Manila to Herbert and Audrey F. ...
Howard Eugene Coursey (05/22/08)
Howard Eugene Coursey, 69, of Monette, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at his residence. He was born Feb. 18, 1939 in Egypt, Ark., to the late Lawrence and Mable Coursey. He had just moved to Monette from Eatonton, Ga., where he had lived for the past eight years. ...
Collier Joe Nance (05/22/08)
Collier Joe Nance, 87, of Monette died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born Nov. 13, 1920, in the Carmi Community to the late John and Martha Nance. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell. Mr. Nance served in the United States Army during World War II and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars...
George W. Cagle (05/22/08)
George W. Cagle, 76, of Paragould, formerly of Leachville, died Monday, May 12, 2008, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He was a farmer and a member of the Boynton Church of Christ where he also served as deacon. ...
Linuel Eugene Baldridge (05/22/08)
Linuel Eugene Baldridge, 76, died Sunday, May 18, 2008, at his residence. He was born Oct. 27, 1931, in Childress to the late Porter and Gracie Baldridge. Mr. Baldridge was a veteran of the Korean War. He spent most of his life as a resident of Monette...
Stanford "Buddy" Neal (05/14/08)
Stanford "Buddy" Neal, 58, of Lepanto died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at his residence. He was a member of Lepanto First Baptist Church and was a loyal choir member. He was preceded in death by his father, Ted Neal...
Deloris Irene Bowman (05/14/08)
Delores Irene Bowman, 69, died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at her residence. She was born Sept. 11, 1938, at Monette to the late Ira and Mildred Nettles. She retired after 27 years with General Electric. She was a member of Lake City United Methodist Church...
Mark Allan Estes (05/14/08)
Mark Allan Estes, 51, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, in White Salmon, Wash. He was born April 12, 1957, at Chillicothe, Ohio. He was an honor graduate of Monette High School and an All-State basketball player for the Monette Buffalos. He attended Henderson State University and the University of Central Arkansas...
Chance Allen Greer (05/14/08)
Chance Allen Greer, infant son of Nathan Greer and Amanda Hood of Hornersville, Mo., died May 8, 2008, at the Children's Hospital, St Louis. Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Dakota Greer and Ashley Hood, both of Hornersville; grandparents, Michelle and Roland Greer of Hornersville, James Brasfield of Leachville, and Jesse Hill of Manila; great-grandparents, Mary Dickerson and Lyvonne Henry, both of Manila.. ...
Carol Jeannette Porter (05/14/08)
Carol Jeanette Porter, 69, of Holland, Mo., died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at her residence. Born April 29, 1939, in Toledo, Ohio to the late Auther Bodi and Dorotha Syiver Bodi, Mrs. Porter was a long time area resident of Pemiscot County. She graduated in Curtis, Ohio, was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith...
Evelyn Markin (05/14/08)
Evelyn Markin, 81, of Monette died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. She was a lifetime resident of Monette and a member of the Monette Assembly of God Church. She worked many years in churches alongside her husband, the late Rev. Junior Markin...
Ena La-Don Riggs (05/14/08)
Ena La-Don Riggs, 44, of Blytheville, died Monday, May 5, 2008, at her residence after an extensive illness. Born Oct. 17, 1963, in Blytheville to Allen D. Shields and Carol Wicker Harris, Ms. Riggs was a long time area resident of Mississippi County...
Helen Benson Simmons (05/14/08)
Helen Marie Benson Simmons, 84, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Manila, died Saturday, May 10, 2008, in Pensacola. Born at Black Oak, she was the daughter of the late James Edward and Aida Barnes Mangrum and lived most of her life in Manila...
Robert Wayne Blocker (05/14/08)
Robert Wayne Blocker, 51, of Manila, died Monday, May 12, 2008, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Leachville he was the son of the late Franklin Blocker. He was a 1975 honors graduate of Eau Claire High School in Eau Claire, Mich., and had lived in Manila since 1993...
Sarah F. Nance (05/14/08)
Sarah Frances Nance, 102, of Manila, died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at New Albany, Miss., she was a longtime Manila area resident, and the widow of Herman Nance. She was a member of the New LIfe Pentecostal Holiness Church in Manila...
Deanna Lynn Rogers (05/08/08)
Deanna Lynn Rogers, 39, of Joiner died Friday, May 2, 2008. Born in Wilson on Tuesday, July 16, 1968, to Frank Smith and Jean Hill Smith, she was a member of Nodena Baptist Church and a homemaker...
Dewayne L. Huffstutler (05/08/08)
Dewayne L. Huffstutler, 75 of Rector, died on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Feb. 15, 1933, in Boydsville, to the late Carl Huffstutler and Vinnie Nash Huffstutler, Mr. ...
Alvin Neal Hicks (05/08/08)
Alvin Neal Hicks, 70, of Paragould died Saturday May 3, 2008. He was born April 24, 1938 in Milligan Ridge, to Coy and Euna Hicks. He was a member of the Center Hill Church of Christ. He retired from CenturyTel Telephone Company after 35 years of service...
Willodean Baker (05/08/08)
Willodean Baker, 77, of Indianola, Miss., died Sunday, May 4, 2008, at South Sunflower Hospital in Indianola. Mrs. Baker was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was united in marriage to Harville Leslie Baker, Sr., on Sept. 10, 1946. He preceded her in death...
Evelyn Markin - Monette (05/08/08)
Evelyn Markin, 81, of Monette died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at NEA Baptist Hospital. She was a lifetime resident of Monette and a member of the Monette Assembly of God Church. She worked many years in churches alongside her husband, the late Rev. Junior Markin...
Dempsey Theadore Wilson (05/01/08)
Trumann Dempsey Theadore Wilson, 71, died Thursday, April 24, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born May 25, 1936, at Paragould to the late Hermon and Emma Wilson. He was of the Pentecost faith and worked for Singer Co. for 25 years, then Delta Wood Co. for 12 years where he retired...
Dorothy Annis Robinson (05/01/08)
Florida Dorothy Annis Robinson died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Baptist Hospital in Miami, Fla. She was the only child of the late Dr. A.E. Robinson and the late Myrtle Annis Robinson of Leachville. ...
Walter Lee Nance (05/01/08)
Lake City Walter Lee Nance, 71, of Lake City died Friday, April 25, 2008, at Lakeside Nursing Center. He was born in Bowman on April 20, 1937, to Henry and Eula Nance. Mr. Nance was an electrician and of the Assembly of God belief...
Ancil Leonard Rice (05/01/08)
Manila Ancil Leonard Rice, 88, of Manila died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Ida Bell Rice and a lifelong Manila resident. Mr. Rice was a retired road foreman for the Arkansas State Highway Department and a member of Blackwater Baptist Church...
Elberta Pearl 'Butter' Long (05/01/08)
Benton Harbor, Mich. Elberta Long ended her journey on earth Sunday, April 20, 2008, and has entered into heaven to be with her Lord and Savior forever. Elberta was born Dec. 2, 1924, in Manila. She was the daughter of George and Clara (Haughn) Clay...
Norma Lea Gragg (05/01/08)
Jonesboro Norma Lea Gragg, 72, of Jonesboro died Thursday, April 24, 2008, at her residence. She was born Feb. 10, 1936, at Bunny to the late Bert and Marie Barlow. Mrs. Gragg was a member of South Caraway Baptist Church and a homemaker. Being the wife of a minister, she was active in many churches through the years...
Bobby Darell Carpenter (05/01/08)
South Haven, Mich. Bobby Darell Carpenter, 68, of South Haven, Mich., died April 22, 2008. He was born May 26, 1939, to James Edgar "Bill" Carpenter and Ethel Green Carpenter. He is survived by his children, Billy Carpenter and his wife, Barbara, of Leachville, and three grandchildren, and Sheila Hawkins and her husband, Tony, of Manila; brothers and sisters, Edgar Eugene "Gene" Carpenter, JoAnn Browning, Balless "Sharon" Carpenter, Bonnie Reams, all of Manila, Vernon Carpenter of Batesville, Larry Don Carpenter of Rocky Comfort, Mo., and William "Jack" Carpenter of Wynne.. ...
William Clay "Bill" Clark, Jr. (05/01/08)
Cardwell William Clay "Bill" Clark, Jr., 87, of Cardwell, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Cardwell, he was the son of he late William Clay and Vera Ellen Lockard Clark and had been a Cardwell resident most of his life. ...