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Obituaries from February 2009

Opal M. Moore (02/25/09)
Opal M. Moore, 73, of Walnut Ridge, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., died on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro after an extensive illness. Born Sept. 28, 1935 in Eaton to the late Floyd W. Hilburn and Clara Mae Hilburn, Ms. Moore was a long time area resident of Lawrence County...
James Edward Hice (02/25/09)
James Edward Hice, 72, of Luxora died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Scott, he was a farm worker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Smith Hice; children, Patricia Platt of Brookland, Linda Owens of Jonesboro and Bud Batchelor of Osceola; sisters, Wanda Ramsey of Proctor and Ruby Collinger of Leachville; brothers, Carl, Bobby and Gerald Hice, all of Osceola; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.. ...
Charles Davis (02/25/09)
Charles Davis, 85, of Caraway, died Thursday, February 19, 2009, in St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was an Army veteran of World War II and of the Church of God faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Adaline Davis, three brothers and two sisters...
Patricia Gale Carter (02/25/09)
Patricia Gale Carter, 65, of Caraway, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Dec. 26, 1943, in Manila to the late Lester Andrews and Zola Griffin, she was a homemaker and a member of Milligan Ridge Missionary Baptist Church...
Lillian Butler (02/25/09)
Lillian E. Butler, 78, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at her daughter's home in Jonesboro. Born in Lake City, she had lived in Jonesboro and Batesville most of her life. She worked several years as a restaurant manager for Coleman's Bar-B-Q in Jonesboro and Batesville. She was a member of In His Steps Ministry of Jonesboro...
Elsie Edner Bridges (02/25/09)
Elsie Edner Bridges, 85, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Nov. 23, 1923, in Noe Creek to the late Jim and Dulcie Robertson. She graduated from Arkansas State University with a BSE degree and retired from Manila School District after about 38 years of teaching. ...
Sue Workman (02/18/09)
Sue Workman, 78, of Manila, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at her home. She was born Feb. 11, 1931, in the Lost Cane Community near Manila, to the late Walter David and Lillie Bell Lane Vastbinder. She was a homemaker, a member of the Little River Missionary Baptist Church, and an active participant in the Manila Alumni Association...
Naomi Whitehead (02/18/09)
Naomi Lynn Whitehead, 52, of Leachville, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at her home. Born at Monette, she was the daughter of the late Richard Chesley and Eugenia Hautence Fortson Roberts and had lived most of her life in the Leachville area. She was a retired convenience store manager and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Regina Kay Selby (02/18/09)
Regina Kay Selby, 53 of Leachville, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Jimmy Selby and had been a lifelong Leachville resident. She was a 1973 Leachville High School graduate and a longtime member of Second Baptist Church in Leachville...
Terry Wayne Pyland (02/18/09)
Terry Wayne Pyland, 49, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Feb. 26, 1959 in Jonesboro. A lifetime resident of Caraway, he was a carpenter and was a member of Community of Christ Church...
Charles Clifton McCoy (02/18/09)
Charles Clifton McCoy, Sr., 72 of Monette, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born at Childress, he was the son of the late Jack and Dollie Conner McCoy and had been a longtime Monette resident. ...
Ronnie Loven (02/18/09)
Ronnie Loven, 53, of Lake City died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Lakeside Nursing Center and Rehab. He was born Aug. 29, 1953, the son of Floyd and Betty Jane Rodgers Loven. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Garrison Loven; son, Daniel Loven and wife, Nikki; daughter Tracy Reese and husband, John; brothers, Lawrence, Gary and Lester Loven; sisters, Sandy Sartin and Donis Pope; and grandchildren, Chloe, Jaden and Electa.. ...
Marguerite Hunnicutt (02/18/09)
Marguerite Henrietta Hunnicutt, 96, of Blytheville died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. She leaves a son, Alan Hunnicutt and wife, Tina, of Berryville; two grandsons, Matthew Alan and Kyle Evan Hunnicutt; and a niece, JoAnn Hughes, of Blytheville...
Vernon Leroy "Roy" Henry (02/18/09)
Vernon Leroy "Roy" Henry, 89, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Monette Manor. He was born May 2, 1919, in Strawberry to the late I.P. and Cora Henry and lived in the Jonesboro area most of his life. He retired from working for Craighead County and was of the Church of Christ belief. He served in the United States Army during World War II...
Elvie Diane Berry (02/18/09)
Elvie Diane Berry, 76, died Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at Monette Manor. She was born Feb. 7, 1933, in Monette to the late A.D. and Pearl Lucille Hensely. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief...
Darrell Dwayne Watkins II (02/12/09)
Darrell Dwayne Watkins, II, 26, of Blytheville, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born Jan. 12, 1983, in Blytheville to Darrell Dwayne Watkins and Trisha Dawn Watkins, he was a lifelong area resident of the protestant faith. ...
Johnny Howard Stanfill (02/12/09)
Johnny Howard Stanfill, 67, of Manila died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was the son of the late Eugene Wesley and Ruby Lee Mason Stanfill and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was the retired owner/operator of Stanfill Trucking in Manila...
Bobby Wayne McGuire, Sr. (02/12/09)
Bobby Wayne McGuire, Sr., 60, of Brookland died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at his residence. He was born on April 1, 1948, in Dyess, the son of Everett McGuire and Clara (Blansett) McGuire. He has spent the last 15 years with his family residing in Brookland. He was of the Pentecost faith and attended the Lighthouse Pentecost Church...
Vickie Bernice Mauldin (02/12/09)
Vickie Bernice Mauldin, 55, of Lake City, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She is survived by her children, James Mauldin and Brandy Suazo and her husband, Rolando, all of Mansfield, Texas; mother Geraldene Clark of Forrest City; brothers, Michael Brinkley of Columbia, Tenn., Terry DeGunya of Oklahoma and Charles DeGunya of Forrest City...
James "Jonesie" Jones (02/12/09)
James "Jonesie" Jones, 46, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at his residence. He was born Jan. 28, 1963, in Osceola. He worked at Basler Electric in Caraway. Survivors include his mother, Rosetta Hightower of Caraway; two brothers, Johnny Northcutt and Virgil Ray Hightower, both of Caraway; two sisters, Janie Augustine of Manila and Shirley Scroggins of Jonesboro; three nephews, Timothy Augustine, William Hightower and Justin Augustine; and a niece, Elizabeth Scroggins.. ...
Henry Edd Donner (02/12/09)
Henry Edd Donner, 98, of Piggott, formerly of Manila, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell, Mo. Born May 15, 1910, in Valemeyre, Ill., he was the son of the late Albert and Caroline Burgett Donner. He was united in marriage to Jannie Wagner on Nov. 25, 1930. She preceded him in death in July 1983...
Ronald Dale "Ron" Cathey (02/12/09)
Ronald Dale "Ron" Cathey, 51, of Pocahontas, formerly of Manila, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009. Born in Watervliet, Mich., he was the son of the late Willie and Gladys Armada Long Cathey. A former longtime Manila resident, he attended Manila High School and began his business as a used car dealer before making his home in Pocahontas approximately 16 years ago...
Carl Madison Byrd (02/12/09)
Carl Madison Byrd, 83, of Manila, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at his home. Born at Leachville he was the son of the late E.E. and Lula Coffell Byrd and had been a Leachville-Manila area resident for most of his life. ...
Barbara Ann McGuirt Barcom (02/12/09)
Barbara Ann McGuirt Barcom, 66, of Blytheville, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at her home. Born in Burdette, the daughter of Charlie and Barbara Tate McGuirt, she was a lifelong area resident and member of Bethany Baptist Church. She was part owner of Town & Country Tree Service...
Stacy Lynn Walker (02/05/09)
Stacy Lynn Walker, 43, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at his home in Manila. He was born Oct. 19, 1965, at Dallas, Texas. He attended Manila High School and was a 1984 graduate of Aubrey High School in Aurbrey, Texas. He later attended the University of North Texas. He worked with his dad as a welder for Walker Welding and Fabrication...
Paulette Smith (02/05/09)
Paulette Smith, 59, of Fouke died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, in Lonoke County, Arkansas, from injuries received in an auto accident. Mrs. Smith was born at Manila but had resided in the Texarkana and Fouke area for the past 17 years. ...
Molly Ollie Hicks McGurie (02/05/09)
Mary Ollie Hicks McGuire, 91, of Caraway, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009. Born at Batesville, she was the daughter of the late D.I. and Nellie Hinton Stoner and had lived most of her life in the Caraway and Manila area. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and was a retired health care worker...
Eugene Jackson (02/05/09)
Eugene Jackson, 69, of Leachville, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at his home. Born at Hollywood, Mo., he was the son of the late Mildred Skaggs Jackson and had been a lifelong Leachville resident. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Eugene Jackson, in 2000...
A.Z. Elrod (02/05/09)
A.Z. Elrod, 65, of Etowah died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. He was born at Lepanto to the late Pete and Redis Elrod. He was an Army veteran and an Osceola school bus driver. Survivors include his wife, Frances Elrod, of Etowah; children, Melissa Bradford and A.Z. ...
Elizabeth Anne Dodd (02/05/09)
Elizabeth Anne Dodd, 65, of Cardwell, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at her home. Born in Moorhead, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Woodley and Ada Lillian Hendricks Carr. She was the widow of Loyd Allen Dodd and had been a longtime resident of Sunflower, Miss., before making her home in Cardwell in 2002...
Garry Lynn Davis (02/05/09)
Garry Lynn Davis of Lake City died on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009. He attended Trinity Church in Jonesboro. He worked for S&S Sales as a route salesman for 36 years. He leaves his wife of 35 years, Patricia; daughter, Julie Davis; son, Airman Stephen Aaron Davis; mother, Louell Davis; brothers, Donald Davis, Kenny Davis and Kevin Davis; and sister, LInda Stone...
Ell Castleman (02/05/09)
Ell Castleman, 88, of Moore, Okla., died Jan. 31, 2009. Born to James Elmer and Inez Castleman Oct. 31, 1920 in Bay, he grew up as the eldest of six brothers on a farm in Arkansas. He married Ola Dee Ballard on March 25, 1938. ...
Patricia Brown (02/05/09)
Patricia Brown, 59, of Caraway, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Born in Monette, she lived awhile in Jackson, Miss., but lived most of her in Caraway. She was a bookkeeper for Faulkner Tax Service in Caraway and was a member of First Baptist Church in Caraway where she taught Sunday School and served as Vacation Bible School director...
Roy W. Anderson (02/05/09)
Roy W. Anderson, 84, died on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. He was born in Gilbertsville, Ky., (near Paducah) on Sept. 10, 1924. Mr. Anderson was a Southern Baptist minister for almost 50 years and was a member of Rowe's Chapel Baptist Church of Caraway. ...