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Obituaries from August 2008

Grace Wiles Padgett (08/27/08)
Grace Wiles Padgett of Crestwood, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at the age of 100. She was born April 9, 1908, in Jonesboro to the late E.H. and Cora Wiles. She moved to the Monette area at an early age. She was a member of the Crestwood First Baptist Church. She was a retired employee from Chrysler...
Vera Mae Luff (08/27/08)
Vera Mae Luff, 84, of Caraway died at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008. She was born in Cherry Valley to Robert and Minnie Duke. She was a homemaker and of Baptist belief...
Troy Lynn Kelems (08/27/08)
Troy Lynn Kelems, 51, of Caraway, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at his home near Caraway. A native and life-long resident of Caraway, he was a retired police officer for the City of Caraway. He served 21 years in law enforcement and held over 50 certificates in law enforcement training. ...
John Sewell Williams (08/27/08)
Dr. John Sewell Williams, 47, of Blytheville died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008. Born Dec. 20, 1960, to James M. "Mac" Williams Jr. and the late Rosemary Williams, he graduated from Blytheville High School in 1979. ...
Neva Lynn Coggins (08/27/08)
Neva Lynn Coggins, 76, of Caraway, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Heber Springs, she moved to Caraway in 1952 where she lived most of her adult life. She was a homemaker and a member of Mangrum Church of Christ...
Bobby Ray Brumley (08/21/08)
Bobby Ray Brumley, 53, of Manila, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mr. Brumley was born May 26, 1955, in Osceola to Allie Jacob Brumley and Imogene Wilbanks Brumley. ...
Peggy Marie Bishoff (08/21/08)
Peggy Marie Bishoff, 80, of Jonesboro, formerly of Leachville, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Paragould, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Linnie Marie Underwood Olive and had lived most of her life in Leachville. ...
Jerry Lynn Palmer (08/20/08)
Jerry Lynn Palmer, 47, of Manila died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, at his residence west of Floodway. Born June 7, 1961, in Manila to the late Vernon and Doris (Franks) Palmer, Mr. Palmer was a farmer for Roseland Farms Inc., carpenter, of the Baptist faith, avid fisherman and enjoyed four wheeling...
Jessie Geraldine Markin (08/20/08)
Jessie Geraldine "Toots" Markin, 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Jan. 22, 1925, in Monette to the late William and Sarah Loftin. She was a homemaker and member of the Monette Assembly of God...
Christopher "Chris" Allen Hill (08/20/08)
Christopher "Chris" Allen Hill, 39, of Manila died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. He was born Dec. 15, 1968 in Blytheville. He worked for Zachary Construction and was of the Baptist faith...
J.T. Bruce (08/20/08)
J.T. Bruce, 77, of Manila died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Whittaker, he was the son of the late John and Lizzie Waits Bruce and had been a Manila resident since 1963. He was a retired wildlife officer with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Manila...
Bonnie Dean Hodges Wagner (08/13/08)
Bonnie Dean Hodges Wagner, 70, of Blytheville died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to Aven and Ellen Poe Hodges in Manila, she was a past school teacher and worked side by side with her husband for the remainder of her life. ...
Juanita "Pete" Sanderson (08/13/08)
Juanita "Pete" Sanderson died Saturday Aug. 9, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in Caraway to the late Harry and Katie May Ray and was a member of the Caraway First United Methodist Church. She worked at Caraway School for 12 years and was a member of the United Methodist Women...
William Luther Mullins (08/13/08)
William Luther Mullins of Lake City died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at Jonesboro at the age of 56. He was born April 20, 1952, at Lepanto, the son of John Wesley and Rosie Mullins. He was a farmer for most of his life and had also worked 30 years for the Needham Monument Co. He was a member of the Church of Christ...
Willie Dean Ward (08/13/08)
Willie Dean "Deana" Ward, 59, of Manila died on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at her residence after a brief illness. Born Oct. 13, 1948, in Luxora to the late Marvin Henry Walker and Annie Barnett Walker, Ms. Ward was a life long area residence of Mississippi County, a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Manila, homemaker and an avid gardener...
Ronnie L. Winford (08/08/08)
Ronnie L. Winford, 63, of Lake City died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at his home. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War and had lived in Lake City all of his life. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake City...
Mildred Lorene "Granny" Mangrum (08/07/08)
Lorene Mangrum, 84, of Monette died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a faithful member of the Monette Church of Christ and lifetime resident of the Buffalo Island area. She was a volunteer for Buffalo Island Central Elementary for nine years. She loved animals very much and leaves behind her faithful companion Rosco...
Helen Faye Gestaut (08/07/08)
Helen Faye Faulkner Gestaut, 64, of Little Rock, formerly of Caraway, died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Chicago after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joey Gestaut. Survivors include her children, Sally Gestaut and Joe Keith Gestaut, both of Chicago; her parents, Ray and Helen Faulkner; a brother and his wife, Rayburn and Judy Faulkner, all of Caraway; a sister and her husband, Myra and Johnny Vail of Jonesboro; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Delma Beulah Garrison (08/07/08)
Delma Beulah Garrison, 88, died surrounded by her family, Monday, Aug. 4, 2008. She was born in Monette on Sept. 18, 1919. She attended Higher Ground Ministries and Flint Baptist Temple. She was a member of the MEA, NEA, Retired Teachers Association, CWA, WOW Club, Senior of Flint Baptist Temple and Friends in Christ. ...
Wiley Barks (08/07/08)
Wiley Bill Barks, 87, of Russellville died Thursday, July 24, 2008, at his home. A son of the late Jake Barks and Annie Davis Barks Carey, he was born March 2, 1921, in Manila. He never missed a Black Water reunion. He was a farmer and resided in California for 49 years before moving to Russellville in 1999...
Patricia Ann "Pat" Applegarth (08/07/08)
Patricia Ann "Pat" Applegarth, 68, of Lake City, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Milwaukee, Mrs. Applegarth lived several years in Wisconsin before moving to Lake City in 1974. She was a homemaker and a Catholic...
Irda Mae Vore (08/06/08)
Irda Mae Vore, 82, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born May 25, 1926, in Marmaduke to the late James and Volina Robinson. She was a homemaker and member of the Leachville First Baptist Church...
Bill Redman (08/06/08)
Bill Redman, 73, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born June 6, 1935, in Milligan Ridge to the late Harvey and Jennie Redman. He was a retired farmer who loved to hunt, fish and spend time with his family...
Gracie L. Ham (08/06/08)
Gracie L. Ferguson Ham, 81, of Monette died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. She is survived by three daughters, Donna Garrett and Vera Buys and husband Gary of Blytheville, and Rachael Ham of Jonesboro; a brother, Tommy Joe Ferguson and wife Nancy of Virginia; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren...
Robert Lynn "Bobby" Bell (08/06/08)
Robert Lynn "Bobby" Bell, 47, of Manila died early Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at his home. Born at Jonesboro, he had been a Manila resident most of his life. He was a 1979 graduate of Manila High School and had attended Arkansas State University pursuing a masters degree in communications. ...