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Obituaries from September 2008

Jewel Neel (09/30/08)
Jewel Imogene Neel, 82, of Paragould, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Cassie Hamilton Underwood and had been a lifelong resident of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. ...
Donald Hayes Dillon (09/30/08)
Donald Hayes Dillon, 72, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Dec. 26, 1935, in Belhaven, North Carolina, to the late Louis and Ersel Dillon. He retired from the United States Air Force after 21 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Manila and a member of the VFW Post 7057 in Gosnell...
Myra Ann Davis (09/30/08)
Myra Ann Davis, 47, of Lake City, died Saturday Sept. 26, 2008, at her sister's residence in Lake City. She was born in Arkadelphia but lived her entire life in Lake City. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, and worked for Out Door World as a landscaper...
Dorothy Price (09/30/08)
Dorothy Price of Gosnell died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Richard Leon Price; two sons, Eddie Brown and Michael Price; four daughters, Barbara Ward, Gail Dominguez, Sherry Flemming, and Tina Ward; three adopted daughters, Lisa Owens, Melissa Price and Jessica Price; a brother, Williams Douglas Green; 25 grandchildren, and 35 great-grandchildren.. ...
Jeanne Pasmore (09/30/08)
Jeanne Lewis Pasmore, 49, of Jonesboro, died Friday morning Sept. 26, 2008, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born in Blytheville, and lived in Steele, Mo., with her parents until she attended college. ...
Cordia Bell "Nanna" Webb (09/24/08)
Cordia Bell "Nanna" Webb, 93, of Leachville, the widow of Ernest Webb, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of John T. and Lura Murray Giles and was a lifelong Leachville and Manila resident. Mrs. Webb was a member of First Baptist Church and the Lois Sunday School Class...
Cheyenne Patience Valine Spears (09/24/08)
Cheyenne Patience Valine Spears, three week old infant daughter of Leroy and Christie Ball Spears, Jr., of Hornersville, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at Cardinal-Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Cheyenne was born in St. Louis...
Robalene McClelland (09/24/08)
Robalene "Robbie" McClelland, 58, died Saturday Sept. 20, 2008 near Monette. Born in Leachville, she was a counselor for the South Mississippi County School System and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Monette...
Kathy Edge (09/24/08)
Kathleen Edge, 42, of Lake City, formerly of Manila, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at her home. Born at Osceola, she had lived most of her life in Manila and attended Manila High School. She was a certified nurses aide and was a member of Fairview Church of God...
Ella Claire Carpenter (09/24/08)
Ella Claire Carpenter, infant daughter of Larry and Amanda Dillon Carpenter of Manila, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at her home. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Noel Storey and Evelyn Carpenter...
Doyle Lee Brady (09/24/08)
Doyle Lee Brady, 79, of Springville, Tenn., died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at Henry County Medical Center. His wife, Margaret Case Brady, survives. They were married on March 16, 1963. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Ridgeway Funeral home. Dennis Downing and Arvil "Butch" Brady officiated. Cremation followed the service...
Joyce Virginia Bishop (09/24/08)
Joyce Virginia Bishop, 85, of Manila, the widow of Marion Bishop, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Alma Welch Finley and was a lifelong Manila resident...
Mattie Victoria Thomas (09/17/08)
Mattie Victoria Copeland Thomas, 91, of Blackshear, Ga., died Tuesday evening, Sept. 9, 2008, at her residence following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Frank Thomas Sr.; parents, Charles Theodore Copeland and Sarah Henson Copeland; two sons, Herman Stacy and Thomas White; five grandchildren, Thomas Leo White Jr., Gloria Jean Acord, Frankie Thomas III, Matthew John Mattox, and Thomas White.. ...
Patsy Ruth Stotts (09/17/08)
Patsy Ruth Stotts, 75, of Jonesboro died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born in Black Oak and had lived in Jonesboro since 1981 moving here from Glendale, Calif. ...
Bob Ryan (09/10/08)
Bob Ryan, 70, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. A native and lifelong resident of Jonesboro, he formerly farmed and operated Ryan's Seed and Feed in Jonesboro but for the last several years was a Crye-Leike Realtor in Jonesboro. ...
Jimmy Joe Robinson (09/10/08)
Jimmy Joe Robinson, 59, of Euless, Texas, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at his home of natural causes. Born in Lunsford he grew up in Trumann-Lunsford area and was a 1967 graduate of Lake City High School. ...
Teddy W. Pylant (09/10/08)
Lt. Col. Teddy Wayne Pylant, (RET), 67, of Jonesboro, died Friday morning, Sept. 5, 2008, at his home of colon cancer. Born in the Childress community near Monette, Col. Pylant moved to Jonesboro in 1965. ...
John William "Johnny" Hawkins (09/10/08)
John William "Johnny" Hawkins, 57, of Caraway, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late J.W. Hawkins and was a lifelong area resident. He was a retired inventory control manager for Southwire in Osceola. Mr. Hawkins was a member of Caraway First Baptist Church and was a 1969 graduate of Manila High School...
Georgia Rose Gibbons (09/10/08)
Georgia Rose Gibbons, 94, of Athens, Ga., formerly of Leachville, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at the Arbor Terrace Assisted Living Facility in Athens. Born at the Poplar Corner Community near Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Georgia Beauchamp Minirth and had lived most of her life in Leachville. ...
Dallas Ray Foster (09/10/08)
Dallas Ray Foster, 77, of Wilson died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at his home. Born Jan. 19, 1931, in Corning to the late Pete David and Ona Ann Foster, he was of the Baptist faith and a factory worker. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Thompson Foster, of Wilson; four sons, Danny Foster of Dyess, Ronnie Foster of Manila, Rickey Foster of Joiner and Michael Foster of Batesville; a daughter, Linda Foster of Manila; two sisters, Bernice Tice of Greenville, Miss., and Pauline Fletcher of California; 23 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.. ...
David Alan Cook (09/10/08)
David Alan Cook, 30, of Cabot, formerly of Leachville, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at his home. Born at Temple, Texas, he had been a longtime Leachville resident before moving to Cabot two years ago. He was a U.S. Army veteran and received a Purple Heart while serving in Iraq. He had worked as a carpenter and was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Leachville...
William Louis Benefield (09/10/08)
William Louis Benefield, 55, of Leachville died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at Manila Nursing Center in Manila. Born March 3, 1953, in Leachville, he was the son of the late William Lonnie Benefield and Evie Beatrice Womack. He was a lifelong area resident and of the Baptist faith...
J.T. Taylor (09/03/08)
J.T. Taylor of Caraway died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at the VA Hospital in Memphis. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Bessie Taylor, three children, 26 brothers and sisters, and his parents...
Richard Miller (09/03/08)
Richard Miller, 67, of Cardwell, Mo., died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at his residence. He was an employee of Foremost Dairy for 15 years and served in the U.S. Air Force and was of the Baptist belief. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Gladys Myracle Miller; brothers, Roy and Carl Miller; and sister, Norma Hall...
Jessie Geraldine "Toots" Markin (09/03/08)
Jessie Geraldine "Toots" Markin, 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born Jan. 22, 1925, in Monette to the late William and Sarah Loftin. She was a homemaker and a member of the Monette Assembly of God...
W. Clive Higgins (09/03/08)
W. Clive Higgins, 82 of Manila, died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at Manila Nursing Home in Manila. He was born June 8, 1926, in Glennwood, New Mexico, to the late Nick Higgins and Charlett Martinez. Mr. Higgins was a resident of Dyess, formerly of Luna New Mexico. He was an Army veteran of World War II, recipient of two bronze stars, loved gardening, woodworking and was a retired truck driver...
Jessie C. "Short" Blansett (09/03/08)
Jessie C. "Short" Blansett died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008. Mr. Short owned and operated Blansett's Radiator and Garage in Trumann for 50 plus years. He attended Rowes Chapel Baptist Church in Caraway. He served as past master twice for the Trumann Masonic Lodge where he was a member for 46 years...
Adyson Rita Jordan (09/03/08)
Adyson Rita Jordan died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, in the Arkansas Children's Hospital, in Little Rock. Adyson was born on Sept. 17, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Survivors include her parents, Phillip and Allison Jordan of Lake City; Aunt Kelly Malloy (Mike Johnson) who was Adyson's other mother; great-grandmother Lelabelle Wilson of Jonesboro; grandparents, James and Pamela Malloy of Eureka, Calif., and John T. ...